THE FINAL RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #14

CREATION: Here’s a brand new feature I’ve been meaning to do for several years! On my old blog I kind of touched on the idea but it never materialised beyond a couple of posts. This time around though I’m going to devote much more time to spinning records on my decks. I’m spoiled for choice. I have a Stanton ST-150, fitted with an ISOkinetik Silver Melody Rosewood Magnesium headshell with mono Ortofon cartridge and a Technics SL-1200G complete with an Ortofon Concorde Club stereo cartridge. So, mono or stereo pressings will find their perfect home.

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #13

Radio, Live Transmission #13 – What an weekend I’ve just had for wasting my money! And this song came into my head because buying a replacement iPad cable is anything but fucking easy.

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #12

Radio, Live Transmission – Here we go again, the start of another week of listening to music in all formats. Could be CDs, vinyl LPs or the cherished 7″ single a.k.a. 45rpm

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #11

Radio, Live Transmission – Just before the latest lock-down I bought some vinyl records from ‘Hot Rats’ in Sunderland and I’m just getting around to playing some of them now. I was quite amazed to find a 10″ re-issue of an ancient ’60 psych / garage compilation called “The Magic Cube”.

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #09

Only four months into my new blog and I’m already up to ‘Radio, Live Transmission #09’ which is essentially a playlist of the most recent CDs and records hitting my decks.

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #10

Radio, Live Transmission, The Thomas Group – ‘Penny Arcade’/’Ordinary Girl’ (Dunhill 45-D-4027) March 1966
The Thomas Group, for whatever reason, have rarely been compiled and are unknowns to most. They were a group of clean cut teenagers that formed in 1965 at Beverley Hills High School

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #08

Radio, Live Transmission – It’s fair to say that most debut albums are one of two things: an outlet for blustering reserves of teenage angst, or else a resting place for a whole bunch of songs carefully knocked into shape through late adolescence.

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #06

Radio, Live Transmission – “Who’d Have Thought” was arguably Hurrah!‘s last indie record before they got all sweetened up, ironed out and signed for Arista. They had other records associated with the Kitchenware label but by then I’d left them behind. So, this was the last Hurrah! single I ever bought, released October 1984.

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #04

Radio, Live Transmission – In my mid teens I was quick off the blocks to get into the early indie guitar bands, mostly because almost everything else didn’t thrill me and this was before I’d discovered 60s garage.

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RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION #03

This 45, released September 1983, was an unexpected foray into psychedelia by a band more associated with the ’70s punk rock scene in England, but by ’83 they had developed a more complex sound and had undergone a few personnel changes.

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