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Can’t Get Enough: 18th January 2011

We had a special request to play Bad Company tonight, from a special friend of the show, but that was the only ‘repeat’ song tonight – everything else was played for the first time on the show (&, no, we couldn’t get enough!)…

But true to what is becoming a tradition for the show, we did play a few unusual tracks, but they all went together nicely. Lindisfarne kicked off the show with a stomper, Hank Mizell’s rockabilly gave us a peek of the fifties revival in the 70’s (more next week) as The Kinks popped back to relive the 19th century Victorian age…

CCS, Mungo Jerry & The Move all kept up the pace, as did Atomic Rooster (named after the Chinese year of the rooster – when they formed in 1969), whose first ever headlining gig featured Deep Purple as the opening act, so we had to have them on too…

Foreign rock came in the form of Fleetwood Mac, who sold a zillion copies of “Rumours”, America wrote their song in the UK & Chicago featured some of the best horn arrangements you’ll hear anywhere. A bit of Irish rock from the magnificent Rory Gallagher & we came home…

British rock from Bowie & from Japan (the group, who included bassist Mick Karn who died from cancer two weeks ago, aged 52). More came from Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Ian Dury, The Police, Joe Jackson, The Jam & Elvis Costello. The Pretenders were formed around American Chrissie Hynde, but in Hereford & they took their name from the Platters song “The Great Pretender”. Both Steve Harley & Chrissie Hynde will turn 60 this year…

Queen were lazing while David Essex rolled & the ELO were optimistic after all the bad weather. Also, as we did last week, we had some rock where you’d least expect to find it: When The Carpenters asked Tony Peluso to provide a fuzz guitar solo for one of their tracks, fans of the group felt betrayed by the result, fearing the wholesome twosome had turned to heavy rock…

Bread made it two beautiful ballads in a row & a Supertramp track from one of my fave albums of the mid-70’s (“Crisis? What Crisis?”), plus a short snippet of Santana finished the show off in fine style…

Next week should be just as varied, with great music from more 70’s rock styles than you ever thought possible, especially as we close in on different track number 1,000 that we’ve played since the show started at the end of last March…

The full playlist for this weeks show was as follows:

1 Lindisfarne Fog On The Tyne
2 Hank Mizell Jungle Rock
3 The Kinks Victoria
4 Bad Company Can't Get Enough
5 CCS Walking
6 Mungo Jerry Alright Alright Alright
7 The Move Tonight
8 Atomic Rooster Devil's Answer
9 Deep Purple Super Trouper
10 Fleetwood Mac Never Going Back Again
11 America Everyone I Meet Is from California
12 Chicago Make Me Smile
13 Rory Gallagher Shadow Play
14 David Bowie Boys Keep Swinging
15 Japan Adolescent Sex
16 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel White White Dove
17 Ian Dury & The Blockheads What A Waste
18 The Police So Lonely
19 Joe Jackson I'm The Man
20 The Jam Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
21 Elvis Costello Accidents Will Happen
22 The Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing
23 Queen Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
24 David Essex Rollin' Stone
25 The Electric Light Orchestra Summer And Lighting
26 Jim Croce I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
27 The Carpenters Goodbye To Love
28 Bread Lost Without Your Love
29 Supertramp Ain't Nobody But Me
30 Santana Life Is A Lady/Holiday


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