On now:
East Easy Rider by JULIAN COPE
from Peggy Suicide 1991
Liverpool's 'floored genius' kick-started UK New Wave with Teardrop Explodes


On next:
Pork And Beans by WEEZER
from The Red Album 2008
Weezer's 2008 return with a Rivers Cuomo song, recorded by Jacknife Lee

And we just played these...
Doing It Right by THE GO! TEAM
from Proof Of Youth 2007
From the Brighton band's 2nd album, released Sep 2007. They take their name from that given to the guys who survey plane crash wreckage in the USA (NTSB Air Accident Investigators)

My Friend Jack by THE SMOKE
from 1967
There are several acts with this name. This is the Yorkshire band which comprised Mick Rowley, Mal Luker, Zeke Lund & Geoff Gill. They released a handful of singles from 1967 to 1970, and this is the best known, although it's hit potential was destroyed when the BBC banned it. However, it was a major hit in Europe and band member Zeke Lund later worked with Frank Farian, which is why Boney M recorded it in 1980!

Our Lips Are Sealed by THE FUN BOY THREE
from Waiting 1983
The miserable sound of Terry Hall, Neville Staples and Lynval Golding typified a Britain reeling under early Thatcherism. They were a bit more cheerful on this version of the song Hall co-wrote with The Go-Gos' Jane Wiedlin (who had a bigger U.S. hit with it). Hall died on 19 Dec 2022

You're All I Have by SNOW PATROL
from Eyes Open 2006
The indie-rock band is based around Ulstermen Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly, who formed the band while at Dundee University

Put Your Money On Me by THE ANSWER
from Sundowners 2024
A fine slice of fuzz-rock from Northern Ireland's Cormac Neeson, James Heatley, Micky Waters and Paul Mahon

Fake It by SEETHER
from Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces 2007
The South African noistrels are led by Shaun Morgan and were formed in Pretoria in 1999

Too Good At Raising Hell by THE STRUTS
from 2023
The Derby band are Luke Spiller (vcls), Adam Slack (gtr), Jed Elliott (bass), and Gethin Davies (drms). The song contains the wonderful line, 'sex so good, make the neighbours smoke a cigarette'

The Man Who Sold The World (live) by NIRVANA
from MTV Unplugged In New York 1994
Kurt covers Bowie, recorded during their MTV Unplugged show. Bowie says: 'kids that come up to me now and say, 'It's cool you're doing a Nirvana song.' And I think, 'F*ck you, you little tosser!''