My Generation of Sun. 06 & Mon. 07 Sept.: Pretty & Weird Things [Ed’s show, 2015-35]
SPECIAL: PRETTY & WEIRD THINGS
BOUQUETS FROM A CLOUDY SKY: 50th anniversary set, with all their official albums, 2 cds full of rarities and a lot more! .
THE SWEET PRETTY THINGS ARE IN BED NOW: “(…) Any doubts soon evaporate with the opening chords of “The Same Sun”, which harks back to SF Sorrow-era Things, while “And I Do” has a wonderful, crunching late-Sixties swing that hangs on by its hinges even when everything gets dangerously loose. These are songs with the original maker’s mark clearly stamped on them. Two cover versions sit amid the originals and both are well chosen and fondly delivered – The Byrds’ “Renaissance Fair” and a full, muscular version of The Seeds’ “You Took Me By Surprise”. The latter, in particular, reminds us that there are few sounds better than a band really enjoying themselves. They also pull the dust cover off the never-before-recorded psych pop of “Turn My Head”, while instrumentals “Greenwood Tree” and the smoky, scented drift of “In the Soukh” lead us into deeper territory as drums and bass take centre stage with confidence” (http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/cd-pretty-things-sweet-pretty-things-are-bed-now-course).
“With psychedelic music at its zenith, the group decided to change its name change and, in 1967, re-emerged as Orange Bicycle. The next few years, they released a half-dozen singles; their first single — “Hyacinth Threads” — remains the band’s best-known track, appearing on numerous compilations. In late August/early September 1968, wearing matching black and orange suits — performed at the Isle of Wight music festival (…)In 1970, already somewhat past its prime, they recorded its only album, The Orange Bicycle. It was comprised largely of covers (Bryan Thomas, www.allmusic.com)
DUST ON THE NETTLES
“With 63 tracks and a total running time of just under four hours, Dust On The Nettles examines the metamorphosis that British folk underwent during the late 1960s, when the influence of psychedelia and the counterculture saw the idiom being twisted into all kinds of new and exotic shapes, as the finger-in-the-ear folk clubs of yore were inexorably drawn into a brave new world of Arts Labs, free festivals and the nascent college/university circuit”. Cherry Red Records website www.cherryred.co.uk
RADIO 68 TIME
Radio 68 Time = Central European Time (Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin) = 1 hour ahead of GMT / UTC Time (London, Lisboa). Example: 15:00 hrs / 3 p.m. CET = 2 p.m. UK.
MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
My Generation brings you all the sounds and all the voices of the sixties.
New show Sundays 12 noon ** Repeated Sundays 16:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs (twelve midnight till 4 in the morning) and Mondays 12 noon.
VELVET OPERA ** THE HOLLIES: CHANGIN’ TIMES 1969-1973 BOX SET **
SPECIAL: PRETTY & WEIRD THINGS: THE PRETTY THINGS: BOUQUETS FROM A CLOUDY SKY box set: Rarities + DUST ON THE NETTLES box: THE PENTANGLE, GARY FARR, STEVE PEREGRIN TOOK’s SHAGRAT, COMUS + ORANGE BICYICLE **
THE ROLLING STONES **EDDIE BOYD ** CLARENCE ‘FROGMAN’ HENRY **
LONG PLAYER TIME
BRIAN POOLE & TREMELOES: IT’s ABOUT TIME (1965 ** LAURA NYRO : ELI and the THIRTEENTH CONFESSION:, 1967 ** SPECIAL:PRETTY & WEIRD THINGS: THE PRETTY THINGS: THE SWEET PRETTY THINGS ARE IN BED NOW, new album **
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m. (Monday) and Monday 14:30 hrs.
JIM LEVERTON with ELLIS, STEVE MARRIOTT, SAVOY BROWN & GEOFF RICHARDSON = my show The Savage Tree no. 15, Savage Branch Special Jim Leverton, every Wednesday on www.radiosutch.net **EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGE: exclusive Radio 68 interview snippets + HOLD ON A LITTLE BIT LONGER; new album, with thanks to Armadillo Records: ** STEVE MARRIOTT’s ALL STARS with Greg Ridley, Micky Finn and more: WHAM BAM, 1975 ** THE SUPER SUPER BLUES BAND (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley) ** BIG JOE TURNER ** ALAN GLEN, harmonica, with Junior Delgado, Roger Cotton , Gordon Smith: ZIP YOUR LIP **
VOICE Dan Kennedy