Monthly Archives: January 2016

Hilltop Radio No.51

Forecast: pull up the covers.

Another all cover mix. ‘Nuff said.

The Rolling Stones – Like A rolling Stone
Flo & Eddie – Afterglow
The Wedding Present – Getting Better
Aztec Camera – Jump (Loaded version)
Dwight Yoakam – Suspicious Minds
Bryan Ferry – Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
J Mascis – Leavin’ On A Jet Plane
Sonic Youth _ I Know There’s An Answer
Morrissey – A Song From Under The Floorboards
Yes – America
Red House Painters – Follow You, Follow Me
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros – Redemption Song
The Proclaimers – Whole Wide World
Comet Gain – Love Vigilantes
Joey Ramone – What A Wonderful World
Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock And Roll
Motorhead – Sympathy For The Devil
Etta James – Welcome To The Jungle
Geno Washington – Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Remember: buy the cover versions, buy the originals!

Hilltop Radio No.50

Forecast: Bowie’s In Space, Man

This mix is probably not as timely as it could have been. It will certainly be missing many favourites. But the extra time it took to come up with the mix allowed me to go deeper into the inventory. I think it helps illustrate what I liked most about Mr. Bowie, his constant exploration of different styles, different sounds. Thank you David.

David Bowie – I’m Not Losing Sleep
David Bowie – Silly Boy Blue
David Bowie – Conversation Piece
David Bowie – Song For Bob Dylan
Mick Ronson with David Bowie – Like A Rolling Stone
Tin Machine – Country Bus Stop (live)
David Bowie – Sweet head (take 4)
David Bowie – John, I’m Only Dancing
David Bowie – Hang On To Yourself (Arnold Corns version)
Dinosaur Jr – Quicksand
Mott the Hoople – All The Young Dudes (Bowie on lead vocal)
David Bowie – Eight Line Poem (BBC Radio session)
Rikki Lee Jone – Rebel Rebel
David Bowie – Sorrow
David Bowie – The London Boys
Barbra Streisand – Life On Mars
David Bowie – Velvet Goldmine
David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
David Bowie – After Today
David Bowie – Teenage Wildlife
Iggy Pop – Success
David Bowie – Panic In Detroit
Morrissey – Drive-In Saturday
David Bowie – I’m Waiting For The Man (live Santa Monica ’72)
David Bowie – Here Today Gone Tomorrow
David Bowie – It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
David Bowie – Days
Carla Bruni – Absolute Beginners
David Bowie – Nature Boy
David Bowie – Everyone Says “Hi”
David Bowie – Valentine’s Day
Book of Love – Sound and Vison
David Bowie – Always Crashing In The Same Car (live)
David Bowie – Janine (BBC Radio session)

Don’t forget to keep buying music.

Hilltop Radio No.49

Forecast: Winter synths

I must have really enjoyed winters during the eighties because when the snow starts to fall and the winds pick up I get a hankering to listen to synthesizers and drum machines. This here is my version of a winter mix. Some of the tunes are from those winters, others more recent.

The Dream Academy – The Edge Of Forever
Strange Advance – We Run
ABC – High & Dry
John Foxx – Endlessly
Simple Minds – Glittering Prize
Blancmange – I’ve Seen The Word
Maximo Park – Leave This Island
China Crisis – It’s Too Late
Ra Ra Riot – Can You Tell
OMD -So In Love
New Order – Restless
Editors – Alternate: No Harm
Majical Cloudz – Downtown
Talk Talk – Why Is It So Hard
Love Spit Love – Am I Wrong
The Lighning Seeds – The Life Of Reilly
The The – Perfect
Soft Cell – It’s A Mug’s Game
Depeche Mode – Dreaming Of Me
Be Bop Deluxe – Electrical Language
Mitylion – What They Sayin
Paul Haig – Eyes Wide Open
The Cure – A Few Hours After This… (demo)
A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song
Visage – Fade To Grey
Freur – Doot Doot

Remember:  bundle up and go out and buy music or just stay home and buy music.