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Episode 13 – The B-Sides

Episode 13 – The B-Sides

All great singles have a b-side, some are better than the singles they accompany. What do you think? HOUR 1 A-ha - Driftwood Yazoo - Winter Kills Simple Minds - Theme for Great Cities PIL - Same Old Story Devo - Turn Around Missing Persons - Now Way Out OMD - Annex...

Episode 12 – Minimalism in Dm

Episode 12 – Minimalism in Dm

Here is the track list for this wicked cool show featuring minimalism in music: Vice Versa - Stilyagi Our Daughters Wedding - Airlines Yellow Magic Orchestra - Key Instant Music - Everybody's Gotta Mutate 1000 Ohm - Berlin 33 A Poplar History Of Signs - Crowds Surplus...

Episode 11 – Triple Shot Features

Episode 11 – Triple Shot Features

There were some technical issues this episode, artist introductions and history is missing for a few segments and there was a microphone flub during an Al Jarreau song....The wonderful world of live radio! This episodes play list: Naked Eyes - Always Something There...

Episode 10 – United Skates of Corona (Skate Night)

Episode 10 – United Skates of Corona (Skate Night)

All the great tunes played on this show. Van Halen - Dance the Night Away Blondie - Call Me Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) Michael Jackson - Rock With You Lipps, Inc. - Funky Town Billy Joel - It's Still Rock and Roll to Me Gary Numan - Cars Diana...

Episode 9 – Before They Were Famous (Part 1?)

Episode 9 – Before They Were Famous (Part 1?)

HOUR 1 Bryan Adams - Self Single - Let Me Take You Dancing Bryan Adams - Self - Heaven Bryan Adams - Sweeney Todd - Tantalize Bryan Adams - Self - Cuts Like A Knife Corey Hart - With Paul Anka - Baby I Do Corey Hart - Self - Never Surrender Corey Hart - With Paul Anka...

Episode 8 More Music That Inspires Me

Episode 8 More Music That Inspires Me

Track list for part 2 of Music That Inspires Me: HOUR 1 Clannad - I See Red Clannad - Theme From Harry's Game Clannad - Robin (The Hooded Man) Clannad - In A Lifetime (Featuring Bono) Loreena McKennitt - Stolen Child Loreena McKennitt - Carrighfergus Loreena McKennitt...

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  • Martha & The Muffins rework ‘Come Out and Dance’ to ‘Stay Home and Dance’ for socially distant dancing!
    by thefanbase on May 26, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Martha & The Muffins were recently challenged by their manager to remake their 1984 track ‘Come Out and Dance’ into a new version appropriate for the current social distancing situation. The new version - 'Stay Home and Dance' - uses lyrics from the original song, updated for the new version and is intended as a [...]

  • Stephen Emmer has released his new album ‘Maison Melody’ for free
    by thefanbase on May 20, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Stephen Emmer (Minny Pops, The Lotus Eaters, The Associates etc) has written, recorded and released a brand new album whilst in lockdown. 'Maison Melody' - which "explores the idea of isolation, family and solitude" - is available for free, as a gift intended to "provide people with music in these uncertain times and to support [...]

  • Bananarama to publish ‘Really Saying Something’ memoir in October
    by thefanbase on May 20, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Bananarama's Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward will tell their Bananarama story in a joint memoir, 'Really Saying Something - Sara & Keren: Our Story', which will be published by Penguin Books in October. The press release to announce the book promises that the book will see Sara and Keren "opening-up about the challenges of making [...]

  • T’Pau release ‘Be Wonderful’ single complete with lockdown video
    by thefanbase on May 11, 2020 at 8:55 am

    T'Pau have released a new single, 'Be Wonderful', on their own Gnatfish Records label, and have made a quirky, funny, upbeat video, filmed while in lockdown, to accompany the release... 'Be Wonderful' is out now to STREAM OR DOWNLOAD.

  • Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider. RIP.
    by thefanbase on May 6, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    There are few bands as influential on the sound of the 80s as Kraftwerk, and it is with very heavy hearts that we report the death of one of the band's founding members, Florian Schneider, at the age of 73 after a short battle with cancer. Danke für die Musik. RIP.

  • The Stranglers’ Dave Greenfield. RIP.
    by thefanbase on May 5, 2020 at 9:03 am

    We were very sad to hear about the passing of The Stranglers' keyboard player Dave Greenfield. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and fans. RIP.

  • Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein reschedule UK ‘In Conversation’ dates
    by thefanbase on April 8, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have rescheduled their UK run of 'In Conversation' appearances after being forced to postpone the original dates due to the current health situation. The four shows - in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester - will now take place in November and all the dates and details are below...

  • The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine has published her memoir, ‘All I Ever Wanted’
    by thefanbase on April 7, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Kathy Valentine has published her autobiography, All I Ever Wanted, which covers her life inside and outside The Go-Go's, the band that made her famous. Described as "a story of what it takes to not only find success but, find yourself, even when it all comes crashing down," All I Ever Wanted is available to [...]

  • Rick Astley announces free concert for NHS frontline staff
    by thefanbase on April 1, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Rick Astley will play a special free show for all NHS frontline staff, Primary Care workers and all blue light staff at the Manchester Arena on October 28th. Those eligible for tickets will be all frontline NHS staff, Primary Care workers plus the emergency services including Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Police across the United Kingdom. [...]

  • Listen to ‘The Haunt’ from The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell’s forthcoming solo album ‘2 Ravens’
    by thefanbase on March 18, 2020 at 11:54 am

    The Cure's Roger O'Donnell will release a new solo album, '2 Ravens', on April 24th and has shared a new track from the release via YouTube which you can watch below. The track, a collaboration with singer Jennifer Pague, is entitled 'The Haunt', which O'Donnell has described as "a song about being left and how [...]

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