Playing tracks by
The Cure, Kingmaker, Manic Street Preachers, Death Cab for Cutie, U2 and more.
Originally broadcast on Thursday 20th November 2014: Hour 1 - Songs about Furniture
Sounds uninspiring? Not at all as The Cure prove with their innocent yet lascivious request for carnal relations in ‘Let’s go to bed’, whereas Kingmaker uses an armchair as a lethal metaphor for pretend revolutionaries in ‘Armchair Anarchist’. U2 uses a table to represent the wealth of the west and the poverty of the third world in ‘Crumbs from your Table’. Kitchen Table figures in Jake Bugg’s breakup tale from the album Shangri La – and a ‘Bedshaped’ space summarises Keane’s paean to lost love. Beds and tables predominate this week – but we also find room to accommodate Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ and a chair that Arctic Monkeys have moved. Sit down , lie down or swing from the chandelier this week - either way you’ll enjoy it.