Sunday, 29 November 2020

SHOW #390 - "Call it synchronicity, call it déjà-vu, I just put my faith in destiny, it's the way that I choose..."

Marillion "Incommunicado"
Kelly Marie "Loving Just For Fun"


A-Ha "I've Been Losing You"
Prince "Paisley Park"

Poison "Nothin' But A Good Time"
Sharon Redd "Can You Handle It"

Siouxsie and the Banshees "Cities In Dust"
Wham! "Where Did Your Heart Go?"

Dan Hartman "We Are The Young" 

Queen "Hammer To Fall"
Ten City "That's The Way Love Is"

Spagna "Every Girl And Boy"
Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing"

The Cure "In Between Days"
D Mob featuring Cathy Dennis "C'mon And Get My Love"

Visage "Visage"
Whistle "Nothing Serious (Just Buggin')"

Kim Wilde "Rage To Love"
Linx "Intuition"

Then Jerico "Big Area"
Pointer Sisters "Slow Hand"

Aerosmith "Janie's Got A Gun"

Texas "I Don't Want A Lover"
Hipsway "Broken Years"
Altered Images "I Could Be Happy"

All three bands featured Johnny McElhone as bassist and founder member.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

SHOW #389 - "A threat of distant thunder, the sky was red, and when you walked you always turned every head..."

Pet Shop Boys "Domino Dancing"
Elton John "Crystal"


The Damned "Grimly Fiendish"
Scarlet Fantastic "No Memory"

Ultravox "One Small Day"
Viola Wills "Both Sides Now"

Elvis Costello "Turning The Town Red"
Cocteau Twins "Pearly-Dewdrops Drops"

Survivor "Poor Man's Son"

Kylie Minogue "Never Too Late"
Stranglers "European Female"

David Grant "Watching You Watching Me"
Pat Benatar "All Fired Up"

ELO "Here Is The News"
Cookie Crew "Born This Way (Let's Dance)"

Thin Lizzy "Chinatown"
Howard Jones "Look Mama"

Bad Manners "Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu"
Total Contrast "Takes A Little Time"

Suzanne Vega "Left Of Center"
China Crisis "Christian"

Jody Watley "Don't You Want Me" 

The Cult "Rain"
Nik Kershaw "Nobody Knows"
Big Country "In A Big Country"

All three tracks feature Mark Brzezcki on drums.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

SHOW #388 - "It's too late, the decision is made by fate, time to prove what forever should last..."

Propaganda "Duel"
Donna Summer "This Time I Know It's For Real"


Goodbye Mr Mackenzie "The Rattler"
Depeche Mode "The Meaning Of Love"

Thomas Dolby "Hyperactive"
Bow Wow Wow "C30 C60 C90 Go!"

Midnight Star "Midas Touch"
Jon and Vangelis "I'll Find My Way Home"

Missing Persons "Destination Unknown" 

Arcadia "Election Day"
Magnum "It Must Have Been Love"

Anita Baker "Sweet Love"
Chords "Maybe Tomorrow"

Teardrop Explodes "Treason (It's Just A Story)"
Latin Quarter "Radio Africa"

The Beloved "The Sun Rising"
Chic "My Feet Keep Dancing"

Madness "The Sun And The Rain"
Liza Minnelli "Losing My Mind"

Stray Cats "Rock This Town"
Tears For Fears "Woman In Chains"

Glenn Frey "You Belong To The City" 

Squeeze "Black Coffee In Bed"
Fiat Lux "Secrets"
Beautiful South "Song For Whoever"

All three songs refer to items of stationery in the lyrics.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

SHOW #387 - "You say you love me, but want success, I say you're lying, nothing has changed..."

Belle Stars "Sign Of The Times"
Motley Crue "Wild Side" 


Roachford "Family Man"
Soft Cell "Down In The Subway"

The Concept "Mr DJ"
Dollar "Videotheque"

Freddie McGregor "Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely"
Wet Wet Wet "Sweet Surrender"

Men Without Hats "I Like" 

John Lennon "Nobody Told Me"
Communards "So Cold The Night"

The Jam "Absolute Beginners"
Diana Ross "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"

Ottawan "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)"
OMD "Joan Of Arc"

Kid Creole and the Coconuts "There's Something Wrong In Paradise"
Creatures "Mad Eyed Screamer"

Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock "Get On The Dancefloor"
Peter Gabriel "Biko"

Echo and the Bunnymen "Never Stop"
Five Star "Strong As Steel"

Robert Palmer "Early In The Morning" 

Paul Simon "The Boy In The Bubble"
Talking Heads "(Nothing But) Flowers"
The Smiths "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"

All three songs refer to the "side of the road" in the lyrics.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

SHOW #386 - "The powers that be that force us to live like we do, bring me to my knees, when I see what they've done to you..."

Pretenders "Back On The Chain Gang"
LL Cool J "Jack The Ripper"

Whispers "It's A Love Thing"
Whitesnake "Fool For Your Loving"

Eighth Wonder "I'm Not Scared"
Simplicious "Let Her Feel It"

Living In A Box "So The Story Goes"
Human League "Louise"

Nielsen Pearson "If You Should Sail" 

The Cult "Sun King"
George Benson "20/20"

Roxy Music "Take A Chance With Me"
Style Council with Tracey Thorn "Paris Match"

Fun Boy Three "Tunnel Of Love"
Jaki Graham "Breaking Away"

Lotus Eaters "The First Picture Of You"
Adam And The Ants "Young Parisians"

Sly & Robbie "Boops (Here To Go)"
Godley & Creme "Cry"

The Mission "Tower Of Strength"
Kim Wilde "Cambodia"

The Outfield "Everytime You Cry" 


Robert Plant "Heaven Knows"
World Party "Private Revolution"
Erasure "You Surround Me"

All three artists released a single in the 1980s called Ship Of Fools.