- 3 years ago
About the show
Playing tracks by
The Jam, The Clash, The Stranglers, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Squeeze and more.
Three tracks each for favourite artists from the Punk/New Wave/Pub Rock period of the late seventies early eighties. Starting off with Paul Weller, it's not often integrity is retained in rock but he seems to have done it, great music & a great man. Joe Strummer wasn't far behind, maybe it's the age thing but never did rate the Pistols, they seemed all smoke & mirrors unlike The Clash. In fairness with The Stanglers I would struggle to get more than three tracks but it doesn't diminish the quality of the tracks selected. What can you say about Ian Dury ably assisted by Chaz Jankel & the very musical Blockheads, a unique man. Next up the literate Difford & Tilbrook carrying the Ray Davies torch for idiosyncratic lyrics pertaining to life in England & wonderful melodies. Finally we have the nearly man Graham Parker, who could never get out from under the giant shadow of Elvis Costello, but he definitely deserved to.