Langspeeltijd * Long-playtime of Monday 27 & Wednesday 29 May: Back to February 1968 with Tomorrow, Fleetwood Mac, Fairport Convention and OZ [Ed’s Show, 2019-19]
** NEW SHOW: Back to February 1968 with Tomorrow, Fleetwood Mac, Fairport Convention and OZ *** REPEATED: Back to January 1968 with Aretha Franklin, Godz, Blue Cheer, Byrds, Velvet Underground + Poetry by Dorothea Smartt *** [(2019-19) = 2018-06 (21)], Monday 27 MAY, 12:00-24:00 hrs CET Brussels + Wednesday 29 MAY, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****
SPECIAL: BACK TO JANUARY 1968 with TOMORROW feat. Keith West, Twink, Steve Howe, John Junior Wood: TOMORROW (entire album) *** PETER GREEN’s FLEETWOOD MAC: first album, entire album (with a few alternate takes) *** FAIRPORT CONVENTION; first album, feat. Judy Dyble, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings ; produced by Joe Boyd; Tracks 1-6 ** OZ: John Lennon!
SPECIAL: BACK TO JANUARY 1968 with BLUE CHEER: VINCEBUS ERUPTUM: the entire album + THE BYRDS: THE NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS: choice tracks + THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: WHITE LIGHT, WHITE HEAT (choice tracks) + THE GODZ: THIRD TESTAMENT: choice tracks + ARETHA FRANKLIN: LADY SOUL: choice tracks *** AND ALSO: THE TEMPTATIONS: Cloud Nine + ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS : Sky Pilot ** WORD: Poet and activist DOROTHEA SMARTT reads her Poetry: Exclusive Radio 68 reading session
|Monday, Wednesday CET Brussels||Mon.||Wed.|
|Longplaytime new show: Back to February 1968||12, 16, 20 hrs||12, 16 hrs|
|Longplaytime repeated show: Back to January 1968||14, 18, 22 hrs||14, 18 hrs.|
|End of show||24:00 Midnight||20:00 hrs|
HIGHLIGHT ** IN DE KIJKER
OZ and the obscenity trial
“The archive has been made available “for historical and research importance”. And, presumably, for anyone who wants to have a nosy at the infamous Schoolkids issue, which was edited by 20 teenagers and features a Rupert Bear montage that resulted in Oz’s editors – Neville, Jim Anderson and Felic Dennis – being charged with “conspiracy to corrupt public morals”. The six-week trial became the biggest culture war of the time. (…) All of which is contained in the colourful pages of the magazine (colourful apart from when they were broke and had to publish in black and white). “To see it online from beginning to end is to see everything the 60s produced – gay liberation, feminism, sex, the pill, acid, rock music, Vietnam,” Anderson says. “Everything the establishment hated was in Oz.” (Quoted from, all rights reserved: https://www.theguardian.com/media/shortcuts/2016/mar/06/return-oz-most-controversial-magazine-60s-goes-online
RADIO 68 PLAYS JOHN LENNON (Do the Oz) and BILL ELLIOTT AND THE PLASTIC OZ BAND (single). Lennon supported OZ openly.
FAIRPORT CONVENTION’s First album
“By far the most rock-oriented of Fairport’s arly albums, this debut was recorded before Sandy Denny joiined the band (Judy Dyble handles the female vocals). Unjustly overlooked by listeners who consider the band’s pre-Denny output insignificant, this is a fine folk-rock effort that takes far more inspiration from West Coast ’60s sounds than traditional British folk. Their chief strengths at this early juncture were the group’s interpretations, particularly in the harmony vocals, of obscure tunes by American songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan Emitt Rhodes and Jim and Jean. Their own songs weren’t quite up to that high standard, but were better than many have given them credit for, with “Decameron” and “Sun Shade” in particular hitting wonderfully fetching melancholic moods. It’s true that Fairport would devise a more original style after Denny joined, but the bandmembers’ first-class abilities as more American pop-folk-rock-styled musicians on this album shouldn’t be undersold” (Quoted from allmusic.com, all rights reserved, tect by R. Unterberger)
THE GODS THIRD TESTAMENT
“In fact, I’m going to go on record (risky) saying that The Third Testament is not only a very good record (riskier), but in fact the best Godz record (riskiest?) and an honest-to-Jehovah CLASSIC (WHAT THE FUCK, FOR REAL?!?!?!?!), at that. On Third Testament, the Godz stew the primitive yowl of Contact High in with both the more rockist as well as the more aut elements of Godz 2, throw in some avant-malarkey straight out of Red Krayola’s Parable Of Arable Land(except funnier) or Henry Jacobs (except not as good, but c’mon, they’re not magicians), and brings the whole thing to a boil that will BURN YOUR FACE OFF. Except in a good way. Got me? Jeez, this platter is a hoedown joy to spin! (…) . Quted from / All rights reserved: http://blog.fmdust.com/godz-12-3-13/
THE NOTORIOUS BYRDS BROTHERS
“(…) Indeed it is often considered their finest work. The lead single “Goin’ Back” introduced the sound of the album, that of dreamy and laid-back layers of psychedelic folk-rock. The relaxed tone was evident throughout, most of the songs merging together seamlessly. Shimmering 12-string guitars and ethereal harmonies were accentuated by strings, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, Moog synthesizer and numerous session musicians (again including guitarist Clarence White), as well as drummer Jim Gordon who took over from Michael Clarke on several songs). The studio was also used as an instrument, incorporating waves of phasing and other effects, further strengthening the dreamlike mood of the record. Veins of folk and country can be detected, blurred together beneath the psychedelic soundscapes. (…)Quoted from / All Rights reserved: http://stuckinthepast08.blogspot.be/2010/08/byrds-notorious-byrd-brothers-1968.html
“Dorothea Smartt is a stunning performance artist and poet. She has taught in the United Kingdom, and Bahrain, South Africa, Barbados and the U.S, after beginning her writing life in the Black/feminist co-operatives of the Eighties, and publishing her first work in anthologies. She plunges into a complex and diverse world which embraces Banjul, Barbados and her London base, Brixton. Little wonder, then, that she has been dubbed the “Brit born Bajan International” by her iconic mentor, Kamau Braithwaite, who clearly recognised her strong inner voice, so evident to listener and reader, and validated her blossoming poetic identity (…). Quoted from / All Rights Reserved: https://dorotheasmartt.wordpress.com/about/
Thank you Dorothea, for reading exclusively for Radio 68. Thanks too to Hylda Sims and The Poetry Café for logistic support.
DISCLAIMER: Illustrations are All Rights Reserved. Radio 68 may not own the rights to the illustrations on www.radio68.be, which are used for information and educational purposes only. Quotations are All Rights Reserved and equally used for information and educational purposes only. Where known, sources are clearly mentioned. No use is made of sources which explicitly prohibit use by third parties, unless prior permission has been granted. Radio 68 is a free and non-commercial project ; there is no income from ads, sponsoring, subsidies or other external sources.