Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hilltop Radio No.19

Forecast: Mostly mellow with chance of noisy guitars.

Well, One version of mellow…

Ween – Stay Forever
J Mascis – Me Again
Cinema Red and Blue – Love In The Altitude
Fixed Stars – Four Letter Words
Benny Profane – Quickdraw McGraw Meets Deadeye Dick
Moose – The Only Man In Town
The Wisdom Of Harry – Crash Helmet
About Group – Don’t Worry
Trans – Thinking About A Friend
Badly Drawn Boy – Is There Nothing We Could Do?
Lloyd Cole – Silver Lake
Of Might And Main – The Terms Of My Surrender
Adam Franklin & Bolts Of Melody – Yesterday Has Gone Forever
Fruit Bats – When U Love Somebody
Constanines & Feist – Islands In The Stream
June Panic – David Poe
Portastatic – I Wanna Know Girls
Darren Hayman & Emma Kupa – Boy, Look At What You Can’t Have Now
Love Is All – Turn The TV Off
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Powers And The Glory Of Love
Joan As Police Woman – Your Song
Exene Cervenka – Love And Height
Rumer – A Man Needs A Maid
The New Mendicants – I Don’t Want Control Of You
Ash – What Deaner Was Talking About

Remember:  Always Be Buying Music!

Hilltop Radio No.18

Forecast: More Pub than punk.

Punk didn’t happen in a vacuum. First there was pub rock, but “punk” got the press so there you are…

Duck’s Deluxe – I Fought The Law
The Motors – Dancing The Night Away
The Tyla Gang – Hurricane
The Hammersmith Gorillas – Leavin’ Home
The Damned –  New Rose
Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Eddie & The Hot Rods – Highlands One, Hopefuls Two
Dave Edmunds – Get Out Of Denver
Larry Wallis – Police Car
Stiff Little Fingers – Just Fade Away
Cleaners From Venus – Time In Vain
The Mekons – Where Were You?
The Vibrators – Baby Baby
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
The Soft Boys – I Wanna Destroy You
999 – Homicide
Bram Tchaikovsky – Girl Of My Dreams
The Yachts – Semaphore Love
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – High Fidelity
Graham Parker – Pourin’ It All Out
The 101ers – Keys To Your Heart
Wreckless Eric – I’d Go The Whole Wide World
Vic Godard & The Subway Sect – Keep Our Chains
Half Man Half Biscuit – Bob Wilson, Anchorman
Lou Carlozo – Living In Flame
The Stranglers – For What It’s Worth
Brinsley Schwarz – (What’s So Funny ‘ Bout) Peace Love & Understanding

Dept. Of Misc. Information: This playlist was inspired by an e-mail from our good Mr. Chips, but really it is dedicated to me mum who came back from a trip to Scotland/England with a handful of records incudiing an Eddie & the Hot Rods album. She was sent there with an impossible task – “Bring me back something new that I will like”. Hell, I think she succeeded. Oh and my Podcast provider has kindly expanded my band width, so this episode is a little bit longer.

You know, it’s a shame that I have to remind people but please remember, always, always be buying music. It’s the only way these poor public servants get paid…

Hilltop Radio No.17

Forecast: Buzzed.

I think maybe there was a lot of “medicine” involved in this mix. Probably a lot of machines as well.

Jimi Goodwin – Oh Whiskey!
King Creosote – Hair Of The Dawn
The Movements – What Would Happen If I Tried
Shout Out Louds – Throwing Stones
Babybird – If You’ll Be Mine
Franz Ferdinand – Eleanor Put Your Boots On
The Jazz Butcher – The Human Jungle
Yo La Tengo – Stupid Things
Eleanor Friedberger – I’ll Never Be Happy Again
Paul Haig – Something Good
New Order – Age Of Consent
The Secret Machines – Alone, Jealous And Stoned
Roxy Music – Just Another High

Always remember, if you are on medicine, it is probably best to be buying your music on-line.

Hilltop Radio No.16

Forecast: bricolage

A little bit of this, a little bite of that. Including a couple of new tunes from bands long thought gone.

Ben Watt – Nathanial
Close Lobsters – New York City In Space (Standing Stone Mix)
Of Might And Main – The Terms Of My Surrender
The Dream Academy – Sunrising
King Creosote – For One Night Only
Dean Wareham – Happy & Free (Jim James Remix)
Reigning Sound – My My
Dan Baird – Younger Face
Woods – Tambourine Light
Neil Halstead – Palindrome Hunches
La Honda (featuring Rumer) – Rich Man’s Wine
Comet Gain – ‘Sad Love’ And Other Short Stories
Ronnie Lane – Anniversary
Martin Stephenson & Jim Hornsby – Great Spirit
Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale
Donny Hathaway – Jealous Guy (live)
The Brothers & Sisters – Lay Lady Lay

Remember, always be buying a little bit of this and purchasing a little bite of that.

Hilltop Radio No.15

Forecast: talk radio.

This episode is all about the spoken word. There is some singing included but for the most part it is about the singer speaking. And if there seems to be a lot of Irish/Scottish/English accents, well that might just be because they are so much closer to the Blarney Stone.

The Wild Swans – The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years
Comet Gain – Record Prayer
Jonathon Richman – Twilight In Boston
Gil Scott-Heron – Whitey On The Moon
Danger Mouse & Murs – To A Black Boy
A House – I Am The Greatest
Belle & Sebastian – A Century Of Elvis
James Yorkston – Woozy With Cider
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – Glasgow Jubilee
Kimya Dawson – The Beer
Rich Hopkins and Luminarios – Friend Of The Shooter
Tom Russell – Sterling Hayden
Valley Of The Giants – Whaling Tale
Donovan – Atlantis

Remember: Always be buying music. Or the spoken word. Whatever.