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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

Yet another set of shows produced under lockdown. Remember our efforts as you are out celebrating down at the pub!

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A few more oldies than usual in this show as recent events just keep bringing songs to mind. We have in our monthly 4 hour outing The Last Poets, Lee Scratch Perry and even Ringo Starr who is far more up to date with 2020 events than he ever would have thought when he released the song of his that we feature in this show!
Newbies from York/Halifax duo Salem Trials, Guts Club, Capital K, Body Copy, Macula Copy, The Legless Crabs and many other previously unknown and unheard types.
We've also got new outings from IDLES and Fontaines D.C.; usually by this stage in the game we'd not bother with bands we've been playing for the last couple of years but both defy the odds and sound as fresh as the first time they released recorded music and especially so IDLES who, let's be honest are currently one of the finest bands on the planet. Also something now from Peckham's Mr Mitch ( he is the man behind one of our favourite labels of the last decade, Gobstopper records) and US artist Frank Hurricane who we've played a couple of times on previous shows. Love for this man's music has turned into a bit of an obsession so I hope you enjoy a couple of things I have pulled from his back catalogue.
We lost the key member of the Sweet last month, Steve Priest and, as a top of the popper kid in shorts of the early 70s, I just had to pay homage of sorts to the man and his band. Talking of the 70s, Sparks are back with yet another great off kilter English pop song. How they do it year in year out is a mystery and a mystery I'm happy to live with.
Last but not least, Artificial Intelligence and the creation of music / songs / tracks. Is AI the new punk, the new electronica. Who knows? I hope those of you who listen either love it or hate it just as listeners did when Peel first played punk, happy hardcore or Extreme Noise Terror. AI is part of the future of music creation and songwriting and I expect it to be creatively deployed to appeal to humans first and maybe down the line we biological beings may not be allowed into robots-discos to hear the latest machine hit.! Listen to the strange and prescient "Abbus"...

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DES DEMONAS - The South Will Never Rise Again Buy this track
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Killdren - Kill Tory Scum (Before They Kill You) Buy this track
Artificial Intelligence - Abbus Buy this track
Anon - I Feel Good (1000% Butchered...) Buy this track
Einstürzende Neubauten - Ten Grand Goldie Buy this track