Guest presenter Roger Wells takes the show off piste with an hour of 'before they were famous' new wave, post punk, indie, thrash, electro pop and alt rock. It’s out with the punk as Roger selects songs by bands before the breakthrough hit that bought them to the attention of a larger, mainstream audience
Roger was a member of ‘the unashamedly pop’ Rescue/International Rescue during the late 80’s/early 90’s, toured with Carter USM, recorded various singles & albums that found a home with Japanese pop kids before moving on to Union Starr and running indie label Wooden House Records. He’s currently playing his own brand of Americana at a festival near you under the name Irontrees and displaying great taste by listening to Generating Steam Heat.
And now on with the show...
The playlist and some notes:
The Police-Truth Hits Everybody (From the A&M Records album ‘Outlandos D’Amour’ 1978)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark-Electricity (Factory Records 7’’ 1979)
Joy Division-Interzone (From the Factory Records album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ 1979)
The Stone Roses-Elephant Stone (Silvertone Records 7’’ 1989)
Blur-She’s So High (Food Records 7’’ 1990)
The Cure-Killing An Arab (Small Wonder Records 7’’ 1978)
Japan-Don’t Rain On My Parade (Hansa Records 7’’ 1978)
Muse-Falling Down (From the Mushroom Records album ‘Showbiz’ 1999)
Metallica-One (Vertigo Records 12’’ 1989)
Red Hot Chilli Peppers-Backwoods (From the EMI America Records album ‘The Uplift Mofo Party Plan’ 1987)
Radiohead-Anyone Can Play Guitar (From the Parlophone Records EP ‘Anyone Can Play Guitar’ 1993)
Elbow-Red (V2 Records single 2001)
The Flaming Lips-She Don’t Use Jelly (From the Warner Bros Records EP ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’ 1993)
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