Here Comes That Sound Again

Who says there’s no such thing as British Disco? Ummm….. I guess history. Well, here’s an hour of it anyway! Songs Played The Real Thing “Can You Feel the Force” [b/w Children Of The Ghetto] Hi-Tension “Hi-Tension (Disco Mix)” [b/w Girl I Betcha (Disco Mix)] Kelly Marie “Feels Like I’m In Love” [b/w I Can’t…

Story of My Life

Your day could probably use some synthy reggae from the Faroe Islands or some cosmic disco from Bulgaria or some unknown new wave from 1980s Portland. Join me on a trip around the world for some of the best and most obscure music from the last seventy years. Songs Played Мими Иванова И „Старт“ (Mimi…

The Real Thing

Hey, another theme! I’ve got some new wave, post-punk, sythpop and darkwave from 1979-1986. Don’t worry, you’ve only maybe heard one of these before! Songs Played The Fabulous Stains “The Professionals” [Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains OST] 1982 Polyrock “Romantic Me” [Polyrock] 1980 Two Minds Crack “Cry Cry Cry” [Cry Cry Cry] 1986 Images…

Here Comes The Man With The Jive

People have been making records about drugs since recorded music was a thing. Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, the Ink Spots and many more sing about their recreational choices, and not in a veiled way. Songs Played Bea Foote “Weed” [10″ single] 1938 Cab Calloway and His Orchestra “The Man From Harlem” [b/w Bugle Call Rag]…

I Can’t Live In A Living Room

Lebanese funk, a soul song by boxer Joe Frazier and the nuttiest song you’ve ever heard about Wyatt Earp (sung by a preacher who really should have researched Earp more closely). Songs Played Mireille Darc “La Femme D’un Ange” [b/w Avec Les Mains Avec La Bouche] 1975 The Squad “Red Alert” [b/w £8-A-Week] 1978 The…

Am I Really Livin?

Unnerving 50’s country, psychedelic witches, Korean girl group funk, 1940s odes to weed, bible thumping bears and more! You know, it’s Esoteria: Expect the unexpected! Song Played Big Dipper “Faith Healer” [Boo-Boo] Mad Mike & The Maniacs “The Hunch” [b/w Quarter To Four] Bridget Harrison “A Double Decker Bus” [The House Of Music] Diana Darrin…

Mega Force!

We travel the world of obscurities, from Japan to Nashville to Turkey to Yugoslavia and right out of this world to Mars. Songs Played The Reynettes “Rescue Me” [Kowloon, Hong Kong] The Factory “Path Through the Forest” [b/w Gone] Grupo Corea “Cuando se Quiere” [30 de Octubre Homenaje] Lynn Castle With Last Friday’s Fire “Rose…

Only People Can Save The World

Brand new episode chock full of psychedelic absurdities, private press oddities and eccentric obscurities! Songs Played Big Boy Pete “Cold Turkey” [b/w My Love Is Like A Spaceship] 1968 Rudi “I-Spy” [I-Spy] 1979 Bappi Lahiri “Night Lovers” [Night Lovers: Bappi Lahiri’s Pop Songs] 1982 Christie Azumah & The Uppers International “Naam” [Din Ya Sugri] 1976…

Till The Well Runs Dry

Wynona Carr “Till The Well Runs Dry” [b/w Should I Ever Love Again] 1956 John McFarland Sextet “Summer Storm” [Provocation Exotique] Date Unknown Marie Laforêt “Ivan, Boris Et Moi ” [b/w Je Ne Peux Rien Promettre] 1967 The Duprees “Have You Heard ” [b/w Love Eyes] 1963 Johnny Burnette And The Rock ‘N Roll Trio…

I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool

Originally aired July 15, 2020 Songs Played The Terraplanes “It’s Hip” [b/w Evil Going On] 1981 Ellison Chase “Let’s Rock” [b/w Let’s Rock] 1976 The Group Solo “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” [Beware of the Dog] Year Unknown Jimmet Lawson “Janie” [7” single] 1989 The Revels “Dead Man’s Stroll” [b/w Talking To My…