You are here

Radio

Latest Northern Sky Podcast

Feel free to listen to our fortnightly podcast with accompanying reviews, features, interviews and photographs here on the website. The show is uploaded here on the first of the month, then again around the middle of the month and stays on the website for the rest of the year. The previous editions...

Number 128

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale (Deram DM126 - 1967) If the big question surrounding Procol Harum's 1967 smash hit single A Whiter Shade of Pale is what's it all about? - then the short answer is that it really doesn't matter. Certainly not for the band, who had a number one hit with the...

Number 298

Michelle Shocked - The Texas Campfire Tapes (Cooking Vinyl Cook 002) It was in 1984, when Dallas-born Karen Johnson changed her name to Michelle Shocked and two years after that, the British record producer Pete Lawrence captured on his Sony Walkman, a highly informal set of songs from around a...

Number 471 - 15.02.19

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Lay Down Honey - Matt Owens (Whiskey and Orchids) Breakout - The Leylines (Recover Reveal) Changeable Heart - Sam Kelly and Ruth Notman (Changeable Heart) Limp Right Back - Deer Tick (Mayonnaise) 5am in Amsterdam - Michelle...

Number 470 - 01.02.19

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Loving the Skin You're In - Merry Hell (Anthems to the Wind) Wele Cuba - Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba (Miri) Golden One - Brothers Gillespie (The Fell) Trees - Ranagri (Playing for Luck) A Different Kind of Love Song - Dick...

Number 127

John Prine - Illegal Smile (Atlantic K 10530 - 1972) I first became aware of John Prine in the early 1970s when I heard the song Sam Stone on the Old Grey Whistle Test, accompanied by a poignant black and white promo film. The song was included on the 1972 sampler album The New Age of Atlantic,...

Number 297

Dick Gaughan - A Different Kind of Love Song (Celtic Music CM 017) Coming after arguably Gaughan's finest album A Handful of Earth, with the collaborative album Parallel Lines with Andy Irvine sandwiched between, A Different Kind of Love Song sees Gaughan taking a political stance with some fine...

Number 469 - 15.01.19

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) When the Night Comes Down - The Sutherland Brothers (Lifeboat/When the Night Comes Down) The Medication Show - Ranagri (Playing for Luck) Back on the Road - Joe Egan (Out of Nowhere) Natural High - Joe Egan (Out of Nowhere)...

Number 296

Joe Egan - Out of Nowhere (Ariola AARL5021) After playing in a series of bands, singer songwriter Joe Egan teamed up with former school pal Gerry Rafferty to form Stealers Wheel, who had a series of hit records in the early 1970s, notably Stuck in the Middle With You , which Egan co-wrote with...

Number 126

Stealers Wheel - Everything'l Turn Out Fine (AM AMS7079 - 1973) Stealers Wheel was a Scots band formed in 1972 in Paisley, by former school friends Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty and initially had within its ranks Rab Noakes, Roger Brown and Ian Campbell, although by the time the band signed a record...

Pages