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Mark Whitby's World Cup Special - 2014/06

Mark Whitby's World Cup Special - 2014/06

Playing tracks by

Power Switchblade, Future Of The Left, Depth Charge, Lonely Tourist, The Norbitones and more.

Chart positions

This show was 42nd in the global alternative chart.

Two bites of me this month. One show celebrates the World Cup with two hours of the best football-related music. As you'd expect, we feature acknowledge masters of the genre like Half Man Half Biscuit, Barmy Army and Frank Sidebottom, alongside other notable bands who dipped their toes into football-infested waters only briefly, among them Helen Love, Standard Fare and Future Of The Left.
You'll also hear Attila The Stockbroker putting the boot into Chelsea, a tender homage to a footballing Jehovah's Witness from Billy Bragg and perhaps the finest of all recent footie-themed tunes from Lonely Tourist, whose celebration of the career of Paul Tierney finds the Man. United youth player who didn't make the grade now lining up within a stellar team of footballing subjects also comprising Charlie George, Pat Nevin, Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane and, er, Robbie Savage.
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