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Radio City : Playlist for Thursday 29 December 2016
Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distributor | Comments
Opening Theme: Eilen Jewell | Radio City | Queen Of The Minor Key
1. The Sugarcanes | Never Call | The Sugarcanes - My favourite soul album for the year.
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | My Man Is A Mean Man | Naturally - Sharon Jones passed away on Nov 18th, aged 60.
3. Prince | How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore | B-side of 1999 - Prince passed away on April 21st, aged 57.
4. Leon Russell | Tightrope | Carney - Leon Russell passed away on Nov 13th, aged 74.
5. Those Pretty Wrongs | The Cube | Those Pretty Wrongs - Featuring Jody Stephens from Big Star. I was fortunate enough to interview them when they toured here in March.
6. Closet Straights | Walk Away | Closet Straights - Excellent debut album from local band, released in September.
7. Sweet Jean | Rosetta | Monday To Friday - Standout track from local duo's second album, released in May.
8. The Easybeats | Bring A Little Lovin' | Absolute Anthology - The Easybeats' lead singer, Stevie Wright, passed away on Dec 27th 2015, aged 68.
9. The Jangle Band | Edge Of A Dream | Edge Of A Dream - Excellent power pop album released in October.
10. Teenage Fanclub | I Have Nothing More To Say | Here - 10th studio album from legendary Scottish band. They will be touring in March playing Golden Plains on the 12th and the corner on the 11th and 13th (sold out).
11. Baby Blue | Save Yourself | Single - Excellent 3rd single from local band. Hopefully a debut album from them next year.
12. Motörhead | Overkill | Overkill - Motorhead lead singer and bassist Lemmy passed away on Dec 28th 2015, aged 70.
13. Cable Ties | Same For Me | Single - Arguably my single of the year! A cracking song from local group. Released in March.
14. Hot Wings | Bangin | The Arrival - Debut album from local surf rock-ish quartet who performed live on the show earlier this month.
15. Mote | Crazy Horse | Recordings I - Probably the surprise of the year. Just off a demo but a marvelous debut from another great local group. Fantastic live band too!
16. Goat | All-Seeing Eye | Requiem - Slightly mellower 3rd album from Swedish psych-rockers.
17. Xylouris White | Black Peak | Black Peak - 2nd album from this wonderful duo who also performed live on the show earlier this month. They are playing @ NSC on New Year's Eve w/ Laura Jean and supporting PJ Harvey @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Jan 21st.
18. Angel Olsen | Woman | My Woman - Great 3rd album from recently touring artist. Released in September.
19. Julia Jacklin | Leadlight | Don't Let The Kids Win - Debut album from NSW based singer/songwriter. Playing @ The Laneway festival on Jan 28th at the Footscray Community Arts Center.
20. David Bowie | Stay | Station To Station - David Bowie passed away on Jan 10th, aged 69. Mick Harvey will be on Junkyard tonight from 7pm to talk about the Bowie In Berlin show he's putting on @ Hamer Hall on Jan 8th.
21. Leonard Cohen | Famous Blue Raincoat | Songs Of Love And Hate - Leonard Cohen passed away on Nov 7th, aged 82.
22. Wilco | Cry All Day | Schmilco - 10th studio album from Wilco, released in September.
23. Broads | Nod Off, Dream | Vacancy - From forthcoming debut album, due in Feb.
Closing Theme: Ashley Davies | To Carpentaria - Into The Unknown | The Expedition Burke & Wills