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Food & Drink Special: 7th December 2010

After a week’s delay due to snow, the “Food For 70’s Rockers” finally hit the airwaves…

Jona Lewie started a show for the 2nd time, but this time in the kitchen & in his own right (he was the voice for Terry Dactyl) & Paul Young fronted Streetband & told us of his love for & all the delights of different types of toast – perfect for the morning after the party…

Toast wasn’t the only mention of bread tonight; we had Budgie ("Breadfan"), Godley & Crème (sandwiches), Queen (rhye) & Bread themselves. We also had a lot of fruit mentioned too, with The Stranglers (peaches), Aerosmith (apples), The Groundhogs (cherries) & Rory Gallagher (grapes). New York is the big apple & Supertramp sang about “Breakfast In America”, while Sweet sang about “Co-Co” & you might have co-co pops cereal in the morning…

As it was the night before the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s untimely death, we had to feature something from the great man & “Meat City” was food-related & the flip-side to his single “Mind Games”. Neil Diamond’s “Cracklin’ Rose” is actually about a drink, not pork skin…

We covered all sorts of food – 10cc sang of soup, Genesis sang of chocolate, Elton John sang of soft cheese & Cock Sparrer sang of French fries – most of which is not true. For those with a sweet tooth (we had The Sweet earlier of course), the ‘Stones’ sang of “Brown Sugar”, Steve Miller sang of “Wild Mountain Honey” & Mountain sang of “Dreams of Milk & Honey” [nice link], while Dr Feelgood introduced us to booze, with “Milk & Alcohol”…

According to Kiss, “Cold Gin” has the same effect as little blue pills, while Lynyrd Skynyrd & The Doors both seemed to prefer whiskey/whisky. “Alabama Song” was written in 1927, but even older was Scott Joplin's “Maple Leaf Rag” by Keith Emerson, written in or around 1897. Billy Joel’s rag is much more recent…

Whiskey (Irish) & whisky (Scottish) are both made from barley, most of which is harvested in the EU, whilst the vast majority of Maple Syrup comes from trees in Quebec, Canada. I don’t know where it comes from, but the Sassafras plant is where root beer gets it’s name…

Next week is another special show – the “70’s Rock pre-Christmas Party” show (with no Christmas songs) & the week after will be our Christmas special (with Christmas songs)…

The full playlist for this weeks show was as follows:

1 Jona Lewie You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
2 Streetband Toast
3 The Stranglers Peaches
4 Alice Cooper Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)
5 Supertramp Breakfast In America
6 The Sweet Co-Co
7 Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie
8 John Lennon Meat City
9 Budgie Breadfan
10 Aerosmith Adam's Apple
11 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
12 The Groundhogs Cherry Red
13 Cock Sparrer Chip On My Shoulder
14 Dr. Feelgood Milk And Alcohol
15 10cc Life Is A Minestrone
16 Godley & Creme Sandwiches Of You
17 Elton John Philadelphia Freedom
18 Bread The Guitar Man
19 Genesis Ripples
20 Steve Miller Band Wild Mountain Honey
21 Mountain Dreams Of Milk And Honey
22 Queen Seven Seas Of Rhye
23 Kiss Cold Gin
24 Lynyrd Skynyrd Whiskey Rock & Roller
25 The Doors Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
26 Rory Gallagher Barley & Grape Rag
27 Keith Emerson Maple Leaf Rag
28 Billy Joel Root Beer Rag
29 Steely Dan Pretzel Logic



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