Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hilltop Radio No.31

Forecast: still saving Rock and Roll

Because sometimes you need to rock. Like now. Please play loud.

The Godfathers – Love Is Dead
Flesh For Lulu – Baby Hurricane
Reigning Sound – Debris
Of Might And Main – Get Pretty
Thelonious Monster – Vegas Weekend
Hanoi Rocks – Up Around The Bend
Ramones – My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)
The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait
Davila 666 – La Que Hay
Cinema Red And Blue – You’re Gonna Screw My Head Off
The Waves Of Fury – I Don’t Know What To Make Of Your Fucked Up Friends
Bass Drum Of Death – Get Found
The Hellacopters – Ferry Ride
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
Les Savy Fav – Scotchguard The Credit Card
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
Sultans Of Ping – Where’s Me Jumper
The Buzzcocks – What Do You Know?
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
Sweet Apple – I’ve Got A Felling (That Won’t Change)
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – One Track Mind
Teenage Head – Kissin’ The Carpet
King Khan & The Shrines – No Regrets
Holly Golightly – Box Elder
Big Dipper – Younger Bums
Johnny & The G-Rays – Trying To Chew My Head
Titus Andronicus – Joset Of Nazareth’s Blues

Remember: always be buying rockin’ tunes!

Hilltop Radio No.30

Forecast: Stuck in the eighties, chance of John Hughes.

Yup, it’s the eighties retro version of Hilltop Radio. Some of the tunes may make you recall some vague teen turmoil memory that you can’t really remember as part of your own history. Blame John Hughes, the king of teen angst and his good taste in music.

Orchestral Manouevres In The Dark – If You Leave
Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven
Furniture – Brilliant Mind
INXS – Shine Like It Does
Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses
John Foxx – Your Dress
Paul Haig – Heaven Help You Now
Book Of Love – Boy
British Electric Foundation (B.E.F.) – Wichita Lineman
Altered Images – See Those Eyes
The The – Uncertain Smile
The English Beat – Sole Salvation
Modern English – I Melt With You
The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
ABC – That Was Then But This Is Now
The Jesus & Mary Chain – The Hardest Walk
Flesh For Lulu – I Go Crazy
Intaferon – Get Out Of London
New Order – Your Silent Face
B-Movie – Nowhere Girl
Pete Shelly – Homosapien
Strange Advance – Worlds Away
Thompson Twins – If You Were Here
The Dream Academy – Please, Please, Please let Me Get What I Want

Remember to keep buying music.

Hilltop Radio No.29

Forecast: Cold enough for ya?

A mix to suit the weather. And we may as well start with the song that has one of my all time fave lyrics, one that I can’t not say when I am stuck in weather alert weather, “Tonight, the air has teeth“. That’s by Verlaine of course. Not the poet, well, not the first poet named Verlaine.

Tom Verlaine – Breakin`In My Heart
Garland Jeffreys – Coney Island Winter
Neil Young – Winterlong
David Kilgour – Winter
Stephen Malkmus – Freeze The Saints
Cinema Red and Blue – As Pure As The Freshly Driven Snow
Belle & Sebastian – The Fox In The Snow
Pete and the Pirates – Winter 1
British Sea Power – Victorian Ice
Doves – Winter Hill
Todd Rundgren – Cold Morning Light
Camera Obscura – The Nights Are Cold
Dusty Springfield – In The Winter
Twice As much and Vashti Bunyan
Blood, Sweat and Tears – Sometimes In Winter
Guided By Voices – Doughnut For A Snowman
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -m In This Home On Ice
Papernut Cambridge – Winter Sunset`s Gone
Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
Wooden Wand – Winter In Kentucky
Cowboy Junkies – Fuck, I hate The Cold

Always remember: Always be buying music.