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Vapour Trails - Episode 10 16/03/2020

Vapour Trails - Episode 10 16/03/2020

March 16, 2020

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 10

All people are now dangerous: Fact!

Only listen to this show in isolation but do share it with others – it’s how these things spread. Stay away from everyone until the alarm bells stop and remember:

Forget Everything You Know! It’s now officially all wrong.


Track Listing:

The Bob Crewe Generation Orchestra (feat. The Glitterhouse) - Barbarella  

The Divine Comedy – Something For The Weekend

Jimmy Campbell – On a Monday

Savages - Evil

Graham Coxon – Beautiful Bad

The Specials – Blank Expression

Bauhaus – Kick in The Eye

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound  

Norma Tanega – You’re Dead

Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

Portishead - Numb

The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun

Primal Scream – Swastika Eyes

Soccer Mommy – Your Dog

Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

Alabama 3 – Ain’t Goin’ To Goa

The Jesus & Mary Chain – Reverance

The Hair & Skin Trading Company – Ground Zero

Gorillaz (feat. Shaun Ryder) – Dare

The Meters – Hey Pocky A-way

Stockard Channing – There Are Worse Things I Could Do (from Grease: The OST)

Joan As Policewoman – Warning Bell

Scott Lavene – Someplace New

Elliott Smith – Between the Bars

Talk Talk – I Believe in You

Vapour Trails - Episode 8

Vapour Trails - Episode 8

January 21, 2020

Welcome to episode 8 and the first Vapour Trails radio show of 2020. 

Moving forward into a new decade whilst looking back on what has been before...please enjoy responsibly. Nobody was harmed in the making of this radio show. But someone may have lost a gall bladder. Available for download now.


Khruangbin – Maria Tambien

Sinead O’Connor – Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home

The Jim Jones Revue – Elemental

White Denim – Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)

Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin

James Johnston (feat. Gemma Ray) – I’d Give You Anything

Sneaker Pimps – Post-Modern Sleaze

The Gun Club – Ghost on the Highway

Van Morrison – Sweet Thing

The Verve – Lucky Man

Villagers – Nothing Arrived

The Carpenters – Superstar

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Way

Richard Dawson – Two Halves

Fat White Family – Tinfoil Deathstar

Barry Adamson (feat: Billy McKenzie) – Achieved in the Valley of Dolls

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – People Ain’t No Good

Leonard Cohen – Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

The Rolling Stones – Waiting On A Friend

Jacobites – Big Store

The Handsome Family – Far From Any Road

John Grant – Marz

Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It

Lou Reed – Lady Day

The Monkees – Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)


Vapour Trails Christmas Special -23/12/19

Vapour Trails Christmas Special -23/12/19

December 24, 2019

Its Christmas time and there is every reason to be afraid. But not now…welcome to the Vapour
Trails Christmas Special. Trying to avoid Morrisons we venture down a different aisle with the
help of Christmas orphans, giants, twins and aliens with flaming lips.
This could be the worst Christmas ever, or it might just work out fine .
And as Elvis once said…MurrryChristmas…..everyone xx


John Shuttleworth – The Christmas Orphan
Frank Sidebottom - Christmas is Really Fantastic
Sparks – Thank God it’s Not Christmas
Tuscadero – Holidays R Hell
They Might Be Giants – Santa’s Beard
Cocteau Twins – Frosty the Snowman
Tracey Thorn (feat. Green Gartside) – Taking Down The Tree
The Fall – (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
The Fall – Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Live – John Peel session)
Sufjan Stevens – That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
Scritti Politti – Snow in the Sun
Squeeze – Christmas Day
The Dandy Warhols – Little Drummer Boy
Muna – Pipes of Peace
Tom Waits – Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Sia – Puppies are Forever
Julian Casablancas – I Wish it was Christmas Today
The Dickies – Silent Night
Lemmy, Billy Gibbons & Dave Grohl – Run Rudolph Run
Manic Street Preachers – Last Christmas
The Futureheads – Christmas was Better in the 80’s
The Pretenders – 2000 Miles
The Flaming Lips – A Change at Christmas (Say it isn’t so)
Fountains of Wayne – I Want an Alien for Christmas
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow
Orlando Roberton & Kate Daisy Grant – Silent Dark Night
Galaxie 500 – Listen, the Snow is Falling


Vapour Trails - Episode 6

Vapour Trails - Episode 6

November 25, 2019

Welcome to what has unavoidably become episode 6 of Vapour Trails (aka the prequel to episode 7, The Christmas Special) on Ship Full of Bombs!

Everything you had no idea you needed is here: We take in a lodger, we pull up to your bumper, we make you smile and discover our Irish blood and English heart via Alabama. And we think we may have unveiled a world's first (we think) on a Sunday afternoon...... but how can we be sure?
If you like what we do and want to support us here on Ship Full of Bombs, so SFOB can continue broadcasting free to air independent radio, please visit and donate as much or as little as you can - all very appreciated.
Till the next time xxx 
David Bowie - DJ
Grace Jones – Pull Up To the Bumper
Kraftwerk – The Model
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Blackbox Recorder – The Facts of Life
Echo & The Bunnymen – A Promise
Tom Waits – (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night
Neil Young - Alabama
Morrissey – Irish Blood, English Heart
Japan - Halloween
The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
Bauhaus – Telegram Sam
Mink DeVille – Venus of Avenue D
Pixies – Where is My Mind?
Blur – Out of Time
PJ Harvey (feat. Thom Yorke) – This Mess We’re In
Roxy Music – Editions of You
The Black Angels – Sunday Afternoon
David Cassidy – How Can I Be Sure
Joni Mitchell – Carey
American Music Club – Royal Café
Barry Adamson (feat. Nick Cave) – The Sweetest Embrace
The Doors – LA Woman
Vapour Trails - Episode 5

Vapour Trails - Episode 5

October 29, 2019

Welcome Welcome Welcome! To episode 5 of Vapour Trails on Ship Full of Bombs.

In this episode, as we move into Autumn, we have a bit of Suede and a tribute to the late, great Daniel Johnston. We go from Lulu to Joy Division via a trip up the Thames Estuary and whole lot more besides. 

All in just two little hours -  great, great tunes and a bit of cosmic dancing from us. Tune in, download and enjoy. xx


Suede – Trash
Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend
Elliott Smith – Waltz No.2 (XO)
Daniel Johnston – Crazy Love
Orange Juice – Rip It Up
Neil Diamond – Solitary Man
Scott Walker – Montague Terrace (in Blue)
Si Connelly – Dreamers
Lulu – To Sir With Love
Cat Power (feat. Lana Del Rey) - Woman
Damon Albarn – Hollow Ponds
Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart
Rick James – Super Freak
Blondie – Rapture
T.Rex – Cosmic Dancer
The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz
Faithless – We Come 1
David Bowie – Five Years
Ian Dury and the Blockheads – What a Waste
Scott Lavene – Someplace New
Talk Talk – Give it Up
REM – All the Way to Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)
Joy Division - Transmission


Vapour Trails - Episode 4

Vapour Trails - Episode 4

October 1, 2019
Welcome to Episode 4 of Vapour Trails on Ship Full of Bombs.
This month we have everything from Dick Dale, Sister Rosetta Tharp to the Cramps and Sonic Youth, with a bit of David Essex and a li'l London celebration thrown in, an all! 
Where else, but on SFOB would you find all this? Nowhere, that's where!
So tune in or download and tell all your friends.
Enjoy the show!
This is what we played!
Dick Dale – Misirlou

The Divine Comedy – National Express

Sister Rosetta Tharp – This Train

Tom Jones – Looking Out My Window

Joan As Policewoman - Christobel

Martha And The Muffins – Echo Beach

Pink Industry – What I Wouldn’t Give

The Smiths – Bigmouth Strikes Again

The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Filmstar

Andre Williams & Velvet Hammer – Happy (Is My Life)

Neon Neon – I Lust You (feat. Cate Le Bon)

Magazine – Shot By Both Sides

Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin’

David Essex – Rock On

The Waterboys – A Girl Called Johnny

Julian Cope – Try Try Try

Gorillaz – Stylo (fat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack)

Sonic Youth – Sugar Kane

Silver Jews – Smith & Jones Forever

Madness – We Are London

The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset

The Good The Bad & The Queen – Kingdom of Doom

Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love

Lee Hazlewood – Girl On Death Row

The Cramps – You Got Good Taste (Live)

John Howard – Goodbye Suzie

Vapour Trails - Episode 3 02/09/209

Vapour Trails - Episode 3 02/09/209

September 2, 2019
Welcome to Episode 3 of Vapour Trails on Ship Full of Bombs
We've got everything from Mick Karn's missing eyebrows to selling peanut butter and squirrel sandwiches at the gates of Graceland....well, just to the left and down a bit actually. So please join us for more, frankly absurd, nonsense saved only by twenty two cracking tunes.
Tell all your friends

Mick Karn – Bestial Cluster

International Teachers of Pop – The Ballad of Remedy Nilsson

Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas

Simon Warner – Wake Up The Street

The Monkees – What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round

Curtis Mayfield – Superfly

Thee Oh Sees – The Dream

Furniture – Brilliant Mind

Pulp – I Spy

The Human League – Being Boiled

Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Bille Joe

Gaz Coombes – Deep Pockets

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Loverman

Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’

David Bowie – Conversation Piece

Baxter Dury – Prince of Tears

Tindersticks – Tiny Tears

Julian Cope -Jellypop Perky Jean

Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen

The Stooges – TV Eye

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Zig Zag Wanderer

Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is?

Vapour Trails 5/08/209

Vapour Trails 5/08/209

August 6, 2019

Podcast of the second Vapour Trails on Ship Full of Bombs! Were we invited or did we just turn up? We can't remember but please join us for two hours of great tunes and frankly absurd conversation.

Vapour Trails: For any one still dreaming, still creating or slowly disappearing


Primal Scream – Kowalski

Sheila B. Devotion – Spacer

David Bowie – The Secret Life of Arabia

The Associates – Party Fears Two

Roxy Music – Re-Make/Re-Model

Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Luke Haines – Discomania

Damon Albarn – Heavy Seas of Love

Scott Lavene – Methylated Blue

The Fall – Cab It Up

Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street

ABBA – The Day Before You Came

Echo & The Bunnymen – Rescue

The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl

PJ Harvey – 50 Ft Queenie

Sly and The Family Stone – I Want to Take You Higher

Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin – 69 Annee Erotique

Radiohead – 2+2=5

Love – Alone Again Or

Julitha Ryan – Azzures

The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project (feat. Nick Cave) – Ramblin’ Mind

Scott Walker – Rhymes of Goodbye

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Vapour Trails 08/07/2019

Vapour Trails 08/07/2019

July 9, 2019

Welcome to Vapour Trails and please join us for some great tunes and left-field stuff n nonsense!

Vapour Trails is Neil Howman and Simon Connelly and this is our first show for SFOB, recorded on the eve of Glastonbury 2019. Hope you enjoy it.

Vapour Trails: For any one still dreaming, still creating or slowly disappearing


Julian Cope – Trampolene

The Cure – Just Like Heaven

Echo and the Bunnymen – Never Stop

The Fall – Hit the North

House of Love – Destroy the Heart

Talk Talk – Give It Up

The Smithereens – Behind the Wall of Sleep

That Petrol Emotion – It’s a Good Thing

Massive Attack – Daydreaming

Goldbirds – Silver & Gold

Japan – Quiet Life

Pulp - Common People

The The – Uncertain Smile

Pixies – Gouge Away

Teardrop Explodes – Treason

The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights

The Stone Roses – Elephant Stone

Supergrass - Alright