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Sunday, 27 December 2009

Playlist, 27 December 2009

The Show
The theme of tonight's show was snow and ice but we hope, dear listener, that you were tucked up in the warm as you listened.

In addition to the music, MC Zirconium, our disinformer-in-chief told us about nude cycling, how to pull a cracker and the baffling world of changing a light bulb.

The Music
1. Steve Gray: Snowman's Stomp from Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1
2. Fredy Brock: Beat It from The In-Kraut
3. Meesak Nakaratch: Luk Ron from Thai Funk Vol 1
4. Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra: Theme From The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
5. Edmundo Ros: The Lonely Goatherd from The Ros Sound Of Music
6. Harry Breuer and Jean-Jacques Perrey: Saturn Ski Jump from Electronic Toys 2 (originally appeared on The Happy Moog)
7. The Three Suns: Russian Sleigh Song from A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas!
8. Daphne Oram and Johnny Hawksworth: Snow from Oramics (Watch the movie to which this is the soundtrack here)
9. The Ventures: Frosty from The Ventures Christmas Album
10. Soy un Caballo: A Travers La Neige
11. Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends: Snow Queen
12. Dr Lloyd Miller: Bizz-Aire from A Lifetime In Oriental Jazz
13. Orkestar Zirkonium: Aase Hechchagide
14. Peter Herbolzheimer: Mr. Clean
15. France Gall: Il neige from Les sucettes
16. April Stevens and Nino Tempo: The Coldest Night Of The Year from Teach Me Tiger
17. People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz: Snow Day from Rhapsody In Glue

The Disinformation

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Playlist, 29 November 2009

The Show
On this evening's show, our featured artist was the great Syd Dale. Why? Well, why not? No, the folk at Dutton Vocalion have just released a great compilation of the output of Amphonic Music Library which was run by Mr Dale so we thought it was time to play some of his music. Also, we played 8-bit chiptune music, Chaquito, more Thai Funk and of course Peter Herbolzheimer.

In addition to the music, MC Zirconium, our disinformer-in-chief told us all about jetpacks, lizards and pet rock 2.0.

The Music
1. Max Harris: Two Tone from Super Sounds Unlimited - Amphonic Music (1971-1981)
2. Janko Nilovic: Funky Village from Last Impressions
3. Syd Dale Orchestra: Right On from Soho Lounge Heat (Vol 2)
4. Chaquito: Revolution from The Great Chaquito Revolution/Latin Colours
5. Señor Coconut & His Orchestra: Behind The Mask from Yellow Fever!
6. Yellow Magic Orchestra: Firecracker from Yellow Magic Orchestra
7. Saitone: Smooth Criminal
8. Animal Style: Next Line is Equal from Open Air
9. Chaquito: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly from The Great Chaquito Revolution/Latin Colours
10. Rayrai Na Koratch: Kard Klan Nam Mun (Lack Of Gasoline) (aka Santana's Jingo) from Thai Funk - Vol.2
11. The Sydney Dale Orchestra: The Brass'illian Bird from Girl in a Suitcase Upgraded
12. Dick Walter: Cross Talk from Super Sounds Unlimited - Amphonic Music (1971-1981)
13. Megg Farrell - Dig A Pony from The Beatles Complete on Ukulele
14. Peter Herbolzheimer: Falling Asleep

The Disinformation

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Playlist, 22 November 2009

The Show
On this evening's show, our featured artist was Hugo Montenegro and because we've so badly neglected him over the years most of the tracks on the show had a Montenegro connection. In addition to that we also paid tribute to Edward Woodward RIP as well as featuring tracks from the wonderful new album from the Moon Wiring Club, some Thai Funk and of course more Peter Herbolzheimer.

In addition to the music, MC Zirconium, our disinformer-in-chief told us tales of zombie cars, fascist brains and WOTY.

The Music
1. Soonthorn Sujaridchan / Krongthong Tussanaphan: OudTaLud Bump (Hurtle Bump) from Thai Funk - Zud Rang Ma Vol.2
2. S. Bagcan: Journalist Writer from Library Subscription Discs
3. Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly from The Best Of Hugo Montenegro
4. The TV Theme Players: I Dream of Jeannie from Retro TV Themes
5. Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra: The James Bond Theme from Come Spy With Me
6. Hugo Montenegro: Love Theme From The Godfather from Love Theme From The Godfather (or on the great Mr Groovy compilation)
7. Edward Woodward: Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup from An Evening With...
8. Moon Wiring Club: Teacake Time from new album Striped Paint For The Last Post
9. Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra: Boo-Bam-Boo, Baby from The Man From Uncle
10. Chai Muangsing AKA. Man City Lion: Pee Kao Pee Oak (Ghost In Ghost Out) from Thai Funk - Zud Rang Ma Vol.2
11. Russ Garcia: Red Sands Of Mars from Fantastica
12. Hugo Montenegro: Caravan from Others By Brothers
13. John Shuttleworth: Blinking Students
14. The Free Design: Hurry Sundown from Heaven/Earth
15. Paul Giovanni: Fire Leap from The Wicker Man OST
16. Moon Wiring Club: Melt It Down from Striped Paint For The Last Post
17. Peter Herbolzheimer: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine
18. Hugo Montenegro: Spaceport from Toomorrow OST or Dusty Fingers Vol. 7

The Disinformation

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Playlist, 01 November 2009

The Show
Hallowe'en may have been last night but the spooks and spirits are still lingering so on tonight's show we had some more haunting music. KPM have reissued 21 classic library albums. Yes 21. You might want to have a stiff drink at this point. What else, well Pixelh8 released a new digital-only album last night plus we'll have music from two of the greatest singer-songwriters who are both coming to Edinburgh this week: Daniel Johnston and Jimmy Webb!

In addition to the music, MC Zirconium, our disinformer-in-chief told us about DIY lessons, space carrots and The Magic Hoff ball.

The Music
1. The Ventures: Vampcamp from Batman
2. White Noise: Love Without Sound. They're playing live in London!
3. Pixelh8: Contains Mild Euphoria from new album And The Revolution
4. The High Llamas: Painters Paint from Cold And Bouncy.
5. Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw: Hovercraft from Synthesis
6. Jean-Jacques Perrey: Moog Indigo
7. The Brass Ring: Carrot Top from The Now Sound of the Brass Ring
8. James Clarke: Boogaloo Smith from Progressive Pop
9. Daniel Johnston: Casper the Friendly Ghost.
10. Gil Trythall: Wichita Lineman from Country Moog/Nashville Gold
11. Rajput and the Sepoy Mutiny: Up, Up and Away from Incredibly Strange Music Vol 1
13. Peter Herbolzheimer: Blue Dervish
14. Keith Mansfield: Gold Medal - Middle Section from Flamboyant Themes Volume 1
15. Pixelh8: Out On The Floor from new album And The Revolution
16. Eric Framond: Bacchanale Chez Satan from Top Timing!

The News

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Playlist, 18 October 2009

The Show
On tonight's show we had: tracks from the wonderful new Dramatic Funk Themes Vol 2, new tracks from Kelpe, The Emperor Machine, Roj, GaBlé, Jonny Trunk, lullatone as well as music from Lost in Space and, er, Klingon rap! Plus of course a track by Peter Herbolzheimer.

In addition to the music, MC Zirconium, our disinformer-in-chief brought us tales of the return of Polaroid, sabotage FROM THE FUTURE and how to run your city on bunny power.

The Music
1. Alan Hawkshaw: Fuel Injection from Dramatic Funk Themes Vol. 2
2. Shawn Lee and Clutchy Hopkins: 7 Inch from Fascinating Fingers
3. Ananda Shankar: Back Home from Ananda Shankar And His Music
4. Pete Rugolo: Space-A-Delic from Lost In Space 40th Anniversary collection
5. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Caravan from Flipside
6. Peter Herbolzheimer: Wade In The Water from Big Band Man - The MPS and Polydor Studio Recordings
7. Jonny Trunk: Hot Coals from Scrapbook
8. Nick Ingman: Thrust from Dramatic Funk Themes Vol. 2
9. The Emperor Machine: Black Ken (Embryo Version) from Space Beyond the Egg (The Embryos)
10. Kelpe: Moving Picture Three from Cambio Wechsel
11. lullatone: A Plastic Bag in the Wind from Songs That Spin in Circles
12. Ira Kris Group: Reza from Between Or Beyond The Black Forest
13. GaBlé: I'm Ok from I'm Ok
14. Roj: Rejoice! He Is Here from The Transactional Dharma Of Roj
15. Stu Phillips: Portugal - Cascais from Surf, Sex And Cycle-Psychos
16. Klenginem: SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be'
17. Keith Mansfield: Jagged from Dramatic Funk Themes Vol. 2

The Disinformation

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Playlist, 11 October 2009

The Show
On tonight's show we had: more tracks from the new Roj album, music from a new album by the wonderful Jonny Trunk, French space disco from the past, present and future, Basil Henriques, OMO and more from MPS - the label we can't leave alone.

On the disinformation front, MC Zirconium brought us tales of irritable Mayans, tweet away those calories and poop for cash.

The Music
1. The Simonsound: It's Just Begun, single from 2008
2. Jonny Trunk: Wife Swapper from new album Scrapbook
3. Monty Alexander: Here Comes The Sun from MPS collection
4. Basil Henriques: Love At First Sight
5. Roj: Go Without Me from new album The Transactional Dharma Of Roj
6. Broadcast: Before We Begin from Haha Sound.
7. Black Devil: Follow Me, primeval space disco from France
8. Bernard Fevre: Stay On Grey from new/old album The Strange New World of Bernard Fevre
9. Pixelh8: Chocolate Milk from The Boy With The Digital Heart
10. Peter Herbolzheimer: Nerve Wrecker
11. Basil Henriques: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
12. Billy Thorburn: A Journey To a Star from The Organ, Dance Band and Me
13. Roj: The Process Revealed from new album The Transactional Dharma Of Roj
14. Esquivel: Latin-Esque from eponymous 1962 album
15. Jonny Trunk: Crank Two from new album Scrapbook
16. OMO: ROV from new album The White Album

The News

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Playlist, 04 October 2009

The Show
On tonight's show we featured: more MPS, more organ, new music from OMO and Roj plus lots more.

In addition to X, your musical guide, Z, our disinformer-in-chief, will be misinforming us about, amongst other things, edible cars, space pee and Q.

We shall also be discussing the recently announced winners of this year's Ig Nobel awards.

The Music
1. Max Greger: Walking from Greger's Groove Party
2. Lenny Dee: The Honeydripper from In Dee Mand
3. Panta Rhei: Caleidoscope from Epilogus
4. The Simonsound: Bakers Dozen from Lounge On The Farm 2009
5. Ursula Bogner: Begleitung für Tuba from Recordings 1969-1988
6. Billy Thorburn: Some Sunny Day from The Organ, Dance Band and Me
7. Ethel Smith: Fifi - Bring Her Out Again! from Shes Got Rhythm!
8. OMO: Advantage from The White Album
9. Seeland: Captured from Tomorrow Today
10. Roger Limb: Yellow Moon
11. Peter Herbolzheimer: Fever from Big Band Man - The MPS & Polydor Studio Recordings
12. Dieter Reith: Knock Out (DJ Bongoboy Edit) from Between Or Beyond The Black Forest 2 and Knock Out
13. Roj: Bongo Workout from The Transactional Dharma of Roj
14. Don Ralke Orchestra: Black Panther from The Savage And The Sensuous
15. Arthur Lyman: Ringo Oiwake from Taboo - The Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman
16. Alan Lorber Orchestra: Up Up And Away from Lotus Palace

The News

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Playlist, 27 September 2009

The Show
The great experimental easy-listening pianist Arthur Ferrante (of "and Teicher" fame) sadly left us this week so we played some of his music. The urban spaceman himself, Neil Innes, came to Edinburgh on 2 October the which gave us a chance to play some of his music. There was also more from the MPS label, tracks from new albums by Kelpe, Broadcast + The Focus Group and lots more besides (mainly of the organ persuasion).

The Music
1. The Les Reed Orchestra - Big Drum (On The Brink Return Of The Instro-Hipsters, 2007)
2. Pedigree cuts - Naughty nelly (Kitschtastic, 2008)
3. Peter Herbolzheimer - Hi-Jack (Big Band Man - The MPS & Polydor Studio Recordings, 1973)
4. Ferrante & Teicher - Baia (Soundproof, 2007)
5. Yusef Lateef - Brazil (At Cranbrook And Elsewhere, 2009)
6. Ethel Smith - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Bolero (With The Bando Carioca, Bob Eberly) (Shes Got Rhythm!, 1948)
7. Lenny Dee - The Peanut Vendor (In Dee Mand, 2009)
8. Panta Rhei - Mandarin (DJ Bongoboy Remix) (Misc Recordings)
9. Broadcast & The Focus Group - Let It Begin / Oh Joy (Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age, 2009)
10. Kelpe- Wind In The Windows (Cambio Wechsel, 2009)
11. Edmundo Ros - London Is The Place For Me (Vaba-Ba-Boom)
12. The Rutles - Cheese and Onions (The Rutles, 1978)
13. Ferrante & Teicher - Caravan (Hi-Fireworks, 1953)
14. David Hasselhoff - Looking For Freedom (1988)
15. Ursula Bogner - Inversion (Recordings 1969-1988, 2008)
16. Ferrante & Teicher - How High The Moon (Blast Off!, 1959)

The News

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Playlist, 21 June 2009

The Show Tonight's show was the second of our two-part celebration marking two years on the airwaves at Leith FM! Yes, we really have been getting away with this nonsense for two whole years now. So, as we did on last week's show, the crew of Moonbase brought you some of your (and our) favourite tracks from the last two years. But that's not all - tonight's show also marked the annual appearance of our space disco correspondent from London, Jeff, who brought us some of the latest sounds from the funkier end of the galaxy. The Music 1. Tony Hatch & The Satin Brass - Sounds Of The 70s (Sounds Of The 70s, 1970) 2. KPM All Stars - Dave Allen At Large (Live At The Jazz Cafe, 2008) 3. Barry Gray - Robot Man (7") 4. European Sound Stage Orchestra - The Hell Raisers (Girl In A Suitcase (Upgraded), 2009) 5. Major Swellings (aka Prins Thomas) - Assquake (Major Swellings, 2005) 6. Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman - Funky Little Spacegirl (Destination Space, 2008) 7. Squarepusher - A Real Woman (Just A Souvenir, 2008) 8. Setsubun Bean Unit - Rettsu Kissu (Setsubun Bean Unit, 2007) 9. Fanfare Savale - Ciocârlia (Speed Brass of the Gypsies, 2004) 10. The Bird & The Bee - Witch (Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future, 2008) 11. P.T. Walkley - The Lucky Ones (Mr. Macy Wakes Alone, 2009) 12. Sonseed - Jesus Is A Friend Of Mine (First Fruit) 13. The Advisory Circle - Civil Defence Is Common Sense (Other Channels, 2008) 14. John Baker - PM - Computers In Business (The John Baker Tapes Volume 1: BBC Radiophonics 1963-1974, 2008) 15. Arcadion - Fly Vision (EP, 2009) 16. Le Disco - Phantom Rock (Toby Tobias Mix) (Tele Music Remixed, 2009) 17. Kana TNT - Kod Hang Kam (The Circle of Karma) (Zud Rang Maa, 2008) 18. Vinnie Bell - Caravan - 16 Big Hits 19. Ladytron - Skools Out... (604, 2001) The News See you on the 26th of July!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Playlist, 26 April 2009

The Show On tonight's show we went all Nordic. Why? Well are excited to report that we have our hands on the new album by Aavikko (the Finnish band whose music we use for our theme tune)! However, we are also saddened at the news that our other favourite Finnish retro-futurists Laika and the Cosmonauts have decided to hang up the space helmets. Mind you, they have been making music since 1988. In addition to Finland, we also played Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic tunes. What about Denmark I hear you say? Well, we couldn't find anything from Denmark... In amongst all that we also have news of interest to fans of Delia Derbyshire and the Ghost Box record label. The Music We kicked the show off with a trip to Finland and Sweden respectively: 1. Elevators - No Business (Linoleum, 1997) 2. Jet Set Swe - Spanish Flea (Goodbye Pluto, 2007) Followed by a brief detour to much sunnier climes in the form of another track from the great new album from Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics: 3. Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Live from Tigre Lounge (Inspiration Information 3, 2009) And next up one of the main reasons for going all Nordic this evening, a track from the great new album from Finnish band Aavikko: 4. Aavikko - Computopia (Novo Atlantis, 2009) Back to Sweden and on to Iceland: 5. Komeda - Binario (What Makes It Go?, 1998) 6. Emilíana Torrini - Jungle Drum (Single, 2009) Another detour, this time to mark the 70th birthday of Lee Majors, who these days is producing his own "bionic" hearing aid: 7. John Gregory & His Orchestra - The Six Million Dollar Man (Six Million Dollar TV Themes, 1976) Then it was time to get back to the theme of the show with a trip to Norway: 8. Bobby Hughes Combination - Magnificent Mr Morgen (Nhu Golden Era, 2003) And then the other main reason for the theme of the show which is the demise of that other great bunch of Finnish retro-futurists, Laika & The Cosmonauts: 9. Laika and the Cosmonauts - Psyko (Instruments of Terror, 1993) And then another Finn we greatly admire, doing a very crunchy version of a tune we greatly admire: 10. Jimi Tenor - Caravan (Intervision, 1997) Now, at the time of the show we reported great news of an installation of Delia Derbyshire's work at the Sensoria festival in Sheffield (plus amazing news of the Radiophonic Workshop doing a live show in London in May): 11. Delia Derbyshire - Mattachin (BBC Radiophonic Music, 1968) Followed by an artist clearly inspired by the work of the BBC Workshop, Julian House, aka The Focus Group. Julian House happens to have an exhibition on in Stirling at the moment and will be coming to Stirling to do a Ghost Box DJ set as part of this year's Le Weekend festival: 13. The Focus Group - We Are All Pan's People (We Are All Pan's People, 2007) And then a cheeky inclusion, the fake Scandinavian sounds of "Ole Jensen and His Music": 14. Ole Jensen And His Music (aka Roger Webb) - Exotica (Music for Dancefloors: The Cream of the Chappell Music Library Sessions, 2001) We closed the show with another track from the great new album from Aavikko: 15. Aavikko - Hypatia (Novo Atlantis, 2009) The News

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Playlist, 19 April 2009

The Show On tonight's show: we finally got round to celebrating the life of recently departed giant of film soundtrack composition, Maurice Jarre, we played a couple of tracks from the recently released Switched-on Bob, more music from the forthcoming Emperor Machine album, Ethiopian space-jazz courtesy of Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics and lots more besides. The Music We opened the show with a couple of tracks supplied by our charity shop digger-on-chief Fuz: 1. Billy May - St Joe Mo 2. Duncan Lamont - Eruption Following news of space pants (see below): 3. The Brass Menagerie - Hot Pants (Brass Menagerie 1973, 1973) Then it was time for the first of two tracks from a great new collaboration between the master of Ethio-Jazz and vibraphonist, Mulatu Astatke, and London nonet The Heliocentrics: 4. Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Cha Cha (Inspiration Information 3, 2009) 5. Cal Tjader - Philadelphia Mambo (Black Orchid, 1956) A new release from one of our followers on Twitter: 6. P.T. Walkley - The Lucky Ones (Mr. Macy Wakes Alone, 2009) 7. Mel Torme - Bonnie & Clyde (The Music Goes Round, 1968) Following the story about Woody Harrelson -v- Zombies (see below) we took the opportunity to play the first of two tracks from a great new compilation of Mooginess: 8. Messer Chups - Zombie in Mini Skirt (Switched ON BOB A Tribute To Bob Moog, 2009) Then it was time for the first of our tributes to the recently departed Maurice Jarre with a track from the second movie he scored back in 1959: 9. Maurice Jarre - Les yeux sans visage (Ma période française, 1959/2006) 10. Dick Hyman - The Shadow Of Your Smile (Happening!, 1966) We are delighted to have a preview copy of the new Emperor Machine album and played: 11. The Emperor Machine - Silvercape (Space Beyond the Egg, 2009) Time for more Maurice Jarre: 12. Jack Marshall and Shelly Manne - Lawrence of Arabia (Sounds!) And another track from Switched-on Bob: 13. Grand David - Herpex Delux (Switched ON BOB A Tribute To Bob Moog, 2009) Following the news about Strathclyde police officers going all Jedi (see below): 14. Mark Shakespeare - Star Wars Second track from the new collaboration between Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics: 15. Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Fire In the Zoo (Inspiration Information 3, 2009) And we closed the show with our third and final piece of Maurice Jarre - on sitar! 16. Balsara and His Singing Sitars - Lara's Theme (Golden Hits) The News

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Playlist, 12 April 2009

The Show On tonight's show: Easter Bunnies, tracks from the new Holden album, something from Mike Batt(!), ukulele, organ, Moog and a couple of tracks from the still-to-be-released new album from The Emperor Machine. The Music We started this Easter show with a brace of bunnies: 1. Metrophonics - Close Up (Charles Wilp: Michelangelo In Space - The Bunny Remixes, 2000) 2. Tipsy - Bunny Kick (Uh-Oh!, 2001) Next up a track from the brand new album by Holden: 3. Holden - Mia (Fantomatisme, 2009) Followed by another piece of French pop - complete with ukulele: 4. Mareva Galanter - C'est Bon (UkuYéyé, 2006) @Mike_Batt started following me on Twitter so to mark this auspicious event we played this next track. Shortly afterwards, he stopped following me on Twitter. I'm not sure if the two are related: 5. Synthesonic Sounds - Superfly (The Easy Project - 20 Loungecore Favourites, 1973) As a certain car manufacturer has decided to use a song by The Free Design to promote their latest vehicle we felt it was time play a song by this wonderful band: 6. The Free Design - Canada In Springtime (There Is A Song, 1972) 7. The Bran Flakes - Dance Of The Sugarsnap Fairy (I Have Hands, 2008) Following the news of the "surprise" premiere of the new Star Trek movie (see below) we played possibly the only guitar version of the theme tune: 8. The Ventures - Star Trek (Batman Theme & TV Themes) 9. The Emperor Machine - The Frontist (Space Beyond The Egg, 2009) 10. Bill Bockey - Berk (45 single) 11. Tony Hatch & The Satin Brass - Codename (Sounds Of The 70s, 1970) We meant to play this next track on last week's show - oops! 12. Jack Parnell - Cha Cha Rock (Trip to Mars, 1958) 13. Bert Kaempfert - Cha Cha Brasilia (That Latin Feeling, 1964) Then we returned to the new Holden album: 14. Holden - Longue Est Ma Descente - Fantomatisme - 2009 Followed by a track which we meant to play on last week's show marking what would have been Joe Meek's 80th birthday: 15. The Sharades - Dumb Head (Let's Go! Joe Meek's Girls, 1995) Our roaming charity shop digger, Fuz, sent us a truly extraordinary version of the theme to the Godfather: 16. Harold Smart - Love Theme from the Godfather (Love Sensations) And we closed the show with another master of the organ: 17. Dick Hyman - The Third Man Theme (The Man From O.R.G.A.N., 1965) The News

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Playlist, 05 April 2009

The Show Today would have marked the 80th birthday of pioneering producer/engineer/composer Joe Meek if he were still with us. So we played a few tracks by him. We also got our hands on a great new 6-CD set of Tony Hatch albums. So expect some quality Hatch cheese. Stereolab have decided to call it a day (at least for the time being) so we'll remind ourselves just how great a band they were/are. The Music We opened the show with another track from the Moog Cookbook's elusive third album, Bartell: 1. Shonen Knife - Twist Barbie (Moog Cookbook remix) (Bartell) 2. Jonny Trunk - Nest We Forgot (A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island, 2009) There's a great 6-album set of Tony Hatch albums out for a bargain basement price: 3. Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent - Morning Dew (The Two Of Us, 1968) 4. Moe Koffman - Curried Soul As mentioned above, Stereolab have decided to go into hiatus. Hopefully not forever but this news prompted us to feature a couple of our favourite 'lab tracks starting with one from their most recent album: 5. Stereolab - Neon Beanbag (Chemical Chords, 2008) Then it was time for the first of this evening's tracks by Joe Meek who would have turned 80 today if he hadn't really left this dimension: 6. The Tornados - Robot (Joe Meek - The Alchemist Of Pop, 1963) 7. Lloyd Cramer - Let's Go To honour the great Heinz Wolff who is coming to Edinburgh for the Science Festival: 8. Richard Denton & Martin Cook - The Great Egg Race (1979) News of the Orion space capsule (see below) prompted us to play this great Peter Thomas tune: 9. Tätärä - Orion (Next Show, 2000) 10. Geoff Goddard - Sky Men (Joe Meek - The Alchemist Of Pop, 1963) Then it was time for this evening's non-ukulele track: 11. Lonely Drifter Karen - This World Is Crazy (Grass Is Singing, 2008) 12. Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent - Don't Stop Now (The Two Of Us, 1968) 13. Robert Drasnin - Moorean Moonbeams (Voodoo II, 2007) Bat For Lashes is coming to Glasgow in support of her new album. Here's our favourite track from her last album: 14. Bat for Lashes - What's a Girl to Do? (Fur and Gold, 2007) Followed by a track from which I think remains my favourite Stereolab album: 15. Stereolab - Miss Modular (Dots And Loops, 1997) We closed the show with a great track from the soundtrack to the latest Dreamworks movie Monsters vs Aliens: 16. The Buchanan Brothers - (When You See) Those Flying Saucers (Monsters Vs. Aliens (Music from the Motion Picture)) The News

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Playlist, 29 March 2009

The Show On the show this evening we played more of the interviews we recorded at the first UK Maker Faire the other weekend, another track from the latest Monsterism compilation, another track from the Moog Cookbook's last album "Bartell", tracks from some new Dutton Vocalion reissues and much much more besides - including, of course, the ukulele. The Music To open, two tracks from the newly-reissued Beat at Cinecitta series to welcome MC Zirconium back from Italia: 1. Nora Orlandi - A Doppia Faccia (Beat At Cinecitta: Volume 2, 1970/1997) 2. Armando Trovaioli - L'arcidiavolo - L'arcidiavolo (1966) - - Beat At Cinecitta - Music from Italian 60s & 70s Cinema: Volume 3 - 1966 3. Guy Pedersen - Indian Pop Bass 4. Clubman - Round Up (Roaring Blue: Return Of The Instro-Hipsters Vol. 3, 2008) Dutton Vocalion continue to reissue some great albums: 5. David Carroll - Jungle Drums (Dance And Stay Young/The Feathery Feeling/Percussion In Hi-Fi) You can get this next track for free from Comfort Stand: 6. Jack Fetterman and the in Hi-Fi Music Direction - Acapulco 2000 (Two Zombies Later, 2003) 7. The Moog Cookbook - Novocaine for the Soul (Bartell, 2005) Following an interview from the recent Maker Faire in Newcastle with Mike Cook from the North of England Arduino Group, we played a geetar-based track to celebrate his great achievement, the Arduinocaster: 8. Guitars Unlimited - Expresso The Emperor Machine has a new EP coming out in April: 9. The Emperor Machine - Black Ken (Black Ken EP, 2009) Two tuba tracks: 10. Jack Parnell - When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba (Trip to Mars, 1958/2009) 11. Scotch & Soda - The Lonely Bull (Two Zombies Later, 2003) Then it was time for what is becoming a regular feature in the show, "ukulele corner": 12. J J Appleton And Tamara Hey - I Want You (Beatles Complete On Ukulele Vol 1, 2009) 13. Sophie Madeleine - The Knitting Song (LOVE.LIFE.UKULELE, 2009) Then we had an "interview" with the Tone Float from the first UK Maker Faire followed by a milk bottle themed track: 14. Saint Etienne - Milk Bottle Symphony (Tales from Turnpike House, 2005) We closed the show with another track from the latest in the Monsterism Island series of compilations put together by Pete Fowler: 15. Gruff Rhys - Wild Robots Power Up (A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island, 2009) The News

Friday, 13 March 2009

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Playlist, 08 March 2009

The Show Tonight at the Moonbase we shall be bringing you a selection of magical musical morsels including tracks from Depth Charge, Tony Osbourne (who sadly departed planet Earth this week), musical saw virtuoso Kev Hopper, Michel Legrand and many others besides. The Music 1. Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour - Bumblebee's Dance (Luke Vibert's Further Nuggets, 2002) Rather marvellously, I discovered this week that RCA Spain have reissued this belter of an album: 2. Henry Mancini - Streets of San Francisco (The Cop Show Themes, 1976) 3. Boots Randolph - Help Me Make It Through The Night (Homer Louis Randolph III) 4. Bobby Byrne - Windy (Shades of Brass, 1969) J Saul Kane, aka Depth Charge, has released his first EP in 5 years: 5. Depth Charge - Mecha Squirrel, Pt. 2 (Mecha Squirrel EP, 2009) Next up a classic track which, thanks to the fine folk at Vadim Music you can now get on a vinyl reissue of the original Archi-Cordes LP: 6. Michel Legrand - Di-Gue-Ding-Ding (Inflight Entertainment, 1964) Gerry Anderson turns 80 next month and if you want to send him your birthday greetings, join Fanderson and then follow the instructions on their website: 7. The Barry Gray Orchestra - Hijacked (Top TV Themes, 1993) The story about the "Beatles Degree" (see below) prompted us to dust off this classic - wonder if it will be covered on the course? 8. William Shatner - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (The Transformed Man) And that was followed by Beatle-esque original composition by the recently departed Tony Osborne: 9. Tony Osborne - John & Paul (Gypsy Creams & Ginger Nuts: Sounds That Swept The Supermarkets, 2007) Chiptune maestro Pixelh gets to play with some old WWII computers on his new project which sounds like this: 10. Pixelh8 - Obsolete? (excerpt) (Obsolete?, 2009) He will also be appearing at the first UK Maker Faire next weekend which myself and the good Dr Woods are planning to attend. On the subject of 8-bit sound, we were delighted to learn of a new release by German artist (not Austrian as we said on the show) Disrupt: 11. Disrupt - SEGA Beats (The Bass Has Left the Building, 2009) 57th best bass player in the world and virtuso musical saw player, Kev Hopper, has generously made his entire back-catalogue available for free! To celebrate this generous act, we thought it fit to play a couple of his tracks on the show, starting with: 12. Kev Hopper (a.k.a Spoombung) - True and False Objects (I Saw Spoombung's Daughter Consumed by Kirby Dots, 2005) Our story about surrogate monkey robot mothers (see below) inspired us to play what MC Zirconium subsequently described as "the worst track ever". Well, I like it: 13. John Hadfield - Robot Monkey Head (Robot Monkey Head, 2006) And then it was time for the second of tonight's tracks by the recently departed Tony Osborne: 14. Tony Osborne's Three Brass Buttons - Soul Street (Further In Flight Entertainment, 1969) For the first (and quite possibly last) time on Project Moonbase, we played a track by Dr John as he happens to have recorded a rather fine version of show favourite, Caravan: 15. Dr. John - Caravan (Duke Elegant, 2003) Then it was time for the second track this evening from Kev Hopper: 16. Kev Hopper - Dust Clouds (Saurus, 2003) MC Zirconium brought us news of giant blue brains invading Belgium - well one at least (see link below) so to prepare for imminent take over of the whole planet we played: 17. Gianni Safred - Electronic Brain (Futuribile, 1980) Today was International Women's Day. So after a show made up entirely of male artists (oops!) we felt it only right to close the show with an absolute belter from the recently released Welcom To The Party compilation on Jazzman Records: 18. Della Reese - It Was A Very Good Year (Welcome To The Party, 2009) The News

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Playlist, 08 February 2009

The Show It's a great time for retro-futurists at the moment, with new releases out by Belbury Poly, The Bird And The Bee and Seeland. On tonight's show we played tracks from these fine recordings as well as more from Johnny Howard, the theme tune from the new Bruce Campbell movie and lots more besides. The Music Tempting as it was to do another name-themed show like last week's Johnny Special, we decided against it but did manage to start this week's show with a brace of Rays: 1. Ray Davies - With A Girl Like You (The Button Down Brass, 1968) 2. Ray Martin - Wheelbase (Favourite T.V. Themes Volume 2/Favourite T.V. Themes, 1970/2009) 3. Johnny Howard - Aquarius (The World Of Johnny Howard/Moonlight Serenades, 1970/2009) 4. Jack Arel - Bienvenue Mister Jones (Original & Remix, 2007) DJ Bongoboy and Dr Woods were lucky enough to be in the same room as "greatest actor of his generation" Bruce Campbell this week. He was in town to promote his new movie My Name Is Bruce and hosted a 30-minute Q&A session after a showing of the movie. The song that opens the film and appears several times throughout it was written and performed by the McCain Brothers and they have kindly made it available from their website: 5. McCain Brothers - Legend of Guan Di (My Name is Bruce, 2008) The heavenly West Coast (of the US) duo The Bird And The Bee have a new album out and a lovely thing it is too: 6. The Bird And The Bee - Witch (Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future, 2009) 7. Fugu - Vibravox (Fugu 1, 2001) Then it was time for another new release in the form of the magnificent new album by Belbury Poly: 8. Belbury Poly - Widdershins (From An Ancient Star, 2009) Followed by a track from a band new to us on the Moonbase - a Brighton ensemble by the name of Hamilton Yarns who are exploring similar territory to the likes of Belbury Poly but coming from a more acoustic angle, doing some of their recording outdoors. 9. Hamilton Yarns - Search for the Underwater Town (Search for the Underwater Town, 2007) Now another Ghost Box artist, The Advisory Circle, started out under a different moniker - something we only found out this week. We are glad to report that his earlier recordings are just as great: 10. King Of Woolworths - Slimcea Bossa (Rediffusion, 2004) DJ Bongoboy and Jake King (from Planet Earth Rock and Roll) went to a record fair in Edinburgh on Saturday and came away with a few tasty treats, including a couple of CDs of music by the great Roy Budd: 11. Roy Budd - Jazz It Up (Buddism, 2000) Next up it was time for this week's arrangement of Caravan. This one comes courtesy of our roving musicologist Fuz and is an arrangement by and featuring the great jazz pianist Stan Tracey: 12. Kenny Clare and Ronnie Stephenson - Caravan (Drum Spectacular, 1966) Followed by a track from an album with one of the best covers I've ever seen: 13. Firehouse Five Plus Two - Lady Of Spain (Around The World, 1961) Then it was time for another trip to the retro future with a second track from the new Belbury Poly album and a track from the new album by Seeland: 14. Belbury Poly - A Great Day Out (From An Ancient Star, 2009) 15. Seeland - Burning Pages (Tomorrow Today, 2008) 16. The John Cameron Quartet - Troublemaker (Off Centre, 1969) 17. Ray Martin - Red Carpet Ride (Favourite T.V. Themes Volume 2/Favourite T.V. Themes, 1970/2009) We closed the show by paying tribute to Lux Interior of the Cramps who sadly left us this week: 18 The Cramps - I Was A Teenage Werewolf (Songs The Lord Taught Us, 1980) The News

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Belbury Poly - new album and radio appearance

Belbury Poly have a new album out and a mighty fine thing it is too. Not only that, the fellow behind this enigmatic ensemble, Jim Jupp, will be co-hosting Jonny Trunk's OST show at 4:30pm on Resonance FM this Saturday. You can listen online too - as I hope to be. DJ Bongoboy

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Johnny Moonbase Playlist, 1 February 2009

The Show A recent acquisition, the great reissue of The World of Johnny Howard, prompted us to think just how many "Johnnies" there are in the world of Moonbase music. So on the show this evening, every track was either by a Johnny, written by a Johnny or mentioned a Johnny in the title... The Music 1. The Johnny Johnson Orchestra - Saturday Night 2. Johnny Keating Orchestra - The Clown (The Easy Project - 20 Loungecore Favourites, 1963) 3. Johnny Pearson - Delhi Discotheque (Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1, 1996) 4. Johnny Guitar - Fawn Ngeo (Dance of the Ngeo) (Thai Pop Spectacular 1960s-1980s, 2007) 5. Johnny Howard - Sugar, Sugar (The World Of Johnny Howard/Moonlight Serenades, 1970/2009) 6. Johnny and Charley - Yenka Riketik (7") 7. Johnny Harris - Stepping Stones (Movements, 1970) 8. Johnny Hawksworth - Rhythm Maker (Music for Dancefloors: The Cream of the Chappell Music Library Sessions, 2001) 9. Johnny Scott Band - Race the Sun (Luke Vibert's Further Nuggets, 2002) 10. Johnny Williams - The Time Tunnel (100 Greatest TV Themes, 2005) 11. Dick Hyman - The Legend Of Johnny Pot (Moog, 1969) 12. John Baker - Johnny Johnson Jingles (The John Baker Tapes Volume 2, 2008) 13. Jonny Trunk - Zeus (The Inside Outside, 2004) 14. Johnny Teupen - Minikillers I (Popshopping vol.1, 1968) 15. The Johnny Patrick Sound - Clockwise (Watch With Teacher, 2008) 16. Johnny Howard - Ode To Billy Joe (The World Of Johnny Howard/Moonlight Serenades, 1970/2009) 17. Elmer Bernstein - Johnny Staccato (100 Greatest TV Themes, 2005) 18. Johnny Gregory & His Orchestra - A Man Called Ironside (Six Million Dollar TV Themes, 1972) 19. Johnny Pineapple - Na Ka Pueo (Hawaiian Holiday) To close the show, something a little off the usual Moonbase radar but one of my musical heroes left us far too young this week: the great singer/songwriter and pioneering guitarist, John Martyn. So I felt we should mark his passing. As it happens, he recorded a great tune with the name "Johnny" in the title: 20. John Martyn - Johnny Too Bad (12" Extended Mix) (The Electric John Martyn, 1980/2003) The News

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Jean-Jacques Perrey is 80 today!

Bon anniversaire, Monsieur Perrey! Send your birthday wishes to the great man via his guest book. Also, watch the new video for Funky Little Spacegirl starring Jean-Jacques and Dana Countryman. DJ Bongoboy

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Brian Blessed - in Outer Space?!

Brian Blessed will be on Midweek tomorrow (Weds 14 Jan) on Radio 4. He's going to be talking about his plans to head into space! We wish you well, sir.

Matt Berry - Witchazel

Looks like Matt Berry's new album Witchazel will be with us soon. You can hear an advert for it on Matt's MySpace page or directly via this link.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Playlist, 11 January 2009

The Show We had all sorts of tasty treats on the show tonight. We got our hands on the KPM All-stars gig CD we mentioned on last week's show. This coming Thursday marks the centenary of the birth of jazz drummer extraordinaire, Gene Krupa. And finally we have heard about a wonderful new covers/remix project featuring lots of cheesy covers of lots of cheesy 80s tunes. The Music 1. Esquivel - The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) (See It In Sound, 1960/1999) The fine folk at Jazzman Records have released another compilation of their 7" single reissue series in the form of a CD called Welcome to the Party. From it, we played a belter of a track by the master of Egyptian jazz: 2. Salah Ragab - Egypt Strut (Welcome to the Party, 2009) Bruce Campbell is coming to Edinburgh next month! I managed to track down an example of his vocal stylings - which begs the question when are you going to record an album, Bruce? 3. Bruce Campbell - Hungry Like The Wolf The Buffetlibre DJs have put together an amazing new project (Rewind 2) involving some 90 bands either remixing or doing cover versions of their favourite tunes from the 80s and 90s. This follows on from their original Rewind project which was put together last year. The most amazing thing is that it's non-commercial and you can download all the tracks entirely free of charge! Keeping with the Duran Duran theme of Bruce Campbell's effort, we played a nice and cheesy cover of a famous tune by that Duran side project Power Station: 4. Chin Chin - Some Like It Hot (Power Station cover) (Buffetlibre Rewind 2, 2009) Then it was time for the first selection of tracks from the KPM All Stars gig at the Jazz Cafe in 2006, these ones all by the great Alan Hawkshaw: 5. KPM All Stars - Dave Allen At Large (KPM All Stars Live At The Jazz Cafe 2006, 2009) 6. KPM All Stars - Grange Hill (Aka Chicken Man) (KPM All Stars Live At The Jazz Cafe 2006, 2009) 7. KPM All Stars - Countdown Excerpt Only (KPM All Stars Live At The Jazz Cafe 2006, 2009) 8. KPM All Stars - Channel 4 News At 7 (aka Best Endeavours) (KPM All Stars Live At The Jazz Cafe 2006, 2009) Thursday marks the centenary of the birth of Gene Krupa who was largely responsible for turning the drums into a solo-ing instrument as well as having a hand in turning the "traps" of old into the drum kit we recognise today: 9. Gene Krupa - Caravan (Mills-Tizol-Ellington) Live At The New School, 1973/1999) 10. Sergio Mendes - Bim-Bom (Four Sider, 1967) Dave Dee (of Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch fame) sadly passed away this week so we played a cover of one of their big hits: 11. Liberty Studio Orchestra - Zabadek 12. Stu Phillips - Sunday Art & Football (Surf, Sex And Cycle-Psychos: A Diverse Potpourri Of Antediluvian Film Music... 1967 Then it was time for a selection of tracks composed by Keith Mansfield from the Jazz Cafe gig, these ones all happening to be themes to TV sports shows: 13. KPM All Stars - Sports Medley (Big Match/Wimbledon/Grandstand) (KPM All Stars Live At The Jazz Cafe 2006, 2009) Next up we played another track from the Rewind 2 project: 14. Hexes & Ohs - Head Over Heels (Tears for Fears Cover) (BL Rewind 2, 2009) Stories of the golf clubs sending out sonic booms (see below) gave us an ideal opportunity to play a classic Tipsy track: 15. Tipsy - Space Golf (Trip Tease, 1997) 16. Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman - The Spy From Outer Space (Destination Space, 2008) 17. KPM All Stars - Girl in a Sportscar (KPM All Stars Live At The Jazz Cafe 2006, 2009) With the news of Florian Schneider departing from Kraftwerk (see story below) we closed the show with a remix from the Rewind 2 project mentioned above: 18. Kraftwerk - Heimcomputer (Facteur vs Dubmood Remix) (Buffetlibre Rewind 2, 2009) The News