The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 20/2/2018

February 20, 2018

Episode 146: Al’s Birthday Party

We are delighted to celebrate show stalwart Al ‘Alan’ Johnson’s birthday tonight with some of the most indie records we have ever played. Perhaps. And lots of records with ‘birthday’ in the title. Expect to hear some vintage Alien, some current (((((palindromes)))))) and many surprises. Plus three more Fall records we missed last time.

The Jazz Butcher - Caroline Wheeler’s Birthday Present
The Monkees - Happy Birthday To You
Ty Segall - Everyone’s A Winner Baby
The Fall - Dr Buck’s Letter
The Fall - Ludd Gang
The Fall - The Book Of Lies
Coque - People Let’s Communicate
The Birthday Party - release the Bats
Pre New - Alien Remix - La Odesa Catala
Teardrop Explodes - Reward
The Cure - Why Can’t I Be You?
Echo And The Bunnymen - The Back Of Love
Microdisney - Birthday Girl
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Time
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Timebox - Beggin’
Alien - They Call It Jazz
Peter Hammill - Birthday Special
Cod - Shattered
Palindromes - Stop Hitting Yourself
Anorexic Dread - Tracy’s Burning
Morrissey - It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 6/2/2018

February 7, 2018

Episode 145: This Is The Fall Group

A Spectacular from the heart. Two hours of music the Fall from across five decades. Includes specially chosen selections for the show from Peter Hammill, Pete Wylie, Hi-Fi Sean, Phill Jupitus, Steve Gribben, Jim Fry and Conway Paton among others.

The Fall - Mr Pharmacist

The Fall - The League Of Bald Headed Men

The Fall - Blindness

The Fall - Like To Blow

The Fall - Cruisers Creek

The Fall - Theme From Sparta FC

The Fall - Hit The North

The Fall - He Pep

The Fall - Slags, Slates Etc.

The Fall - Just Step S’Ways

The Fall - There’s A Ghost In My House

The Fall - Gotta See Jane

The Fall - Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul

The Fall - Bo Demmick/Hungry Freaks/Wings/Fall Sound/Mr Pharmacist

The Fall - Guest Informant

The Fall - Totally Wired

The Fall - Susan Vs Youth Club

The Fall - Lost In Music

The Fall - Carry Bag Man

The Fall - Bill Is Dead

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular 23/1/2018

January 23, 2018

Episode 144: Hamilton - The Musical

As the year picks up speed under the grey skies of the January, take solace and refuge with the Poet Hamilton who tonight steps in for Mr Easlea, by rummaging through a Carpet Bag of tunes new and old and old but new. Usual Spectacular terms and conditions apply.


Jacqueline Taieb - 7 AM
Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
David Byrne - Everybody's Coming To My House
Field Music - Count It Up

Angel Olsen - Hi-Five
The Beatles - Hey Bulldog
Devendra Banhart - Some People Ride the Wave

Fat White Family - Whitest Boy on the Beach
Jonathan Wilson - Over the Midnight
Grimes - Genesis
Elvis Presley - Crawfish
Amanaz - Khala my Friend
The Bongolian - I'm a Bigger Badder Bro than any Game of Thrones
Sugar Candy Mountains - Beechwood Park
Moon Duo - Jukebox Babe

Homer Banks - 60 Minutes of Your Love
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - How Long do I Have to Wait for you?
The James Hunter Six - (Baby) Hold On

Artur Rojek - Beksa
Ezra Furman - Body Was Made
Beth Ditto - I'm Alive
Tune-Yards - Look at Your Hands
Jeane Moreau - Le Tourbillon
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Baby
Aaron Neville - Hercules
Benjamin Giddard - The Concept
Hugh Masekela - Grazing in the Grass
The Go! Team - Semicicle Song
John Cale - Dying on the Vine - Fragments

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 9/1/2018

January 9, 2018

Episode 143: “Two Years”

It’s two years this week since David Bowie left us, and an appropriate moment to reflect once again on his remarkable body of work. Two hours of DB and related. And the whole gang will be in, too.

The Tumbledryer Babies - Can You Hear Me?
Iggy Pop - Sister Midnight
David Bowie - Let's Dance (promo)
David Bowie - Little Wonder
David Bowie - New Killer Star
David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
David Bowie - Port Of Amsterdam
David Bowie - Panic In Detroit (1979)
David Bowie - Baal’s Hymn
David Bowie - The London Boys
Lulu - Watch That Man
David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now?
David Bowie - Cygnet Committee
David Gilmour and David Bowie - Arnold Layne
David Bowie - See Emily Play
David Bowie - Thru These These Architect’s Eyes
David Bowie - Look Back In Anger
David Bowie - When Your A Boy
David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging
David Bowie - John I’m Only Dancing
David MCalmont and Clifford Slapper - Sweet Thing
David Bowie - Can You Hear Me? (The Gouster Version)

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 12/12/2017

December 13, 2017

Episode 142: Stuffed

For the final Spectacular of 2017, we are simply stuffed to the gills with Mr Easlea’s favourite records of the year. Hear the Magnificent Seven singles that form Dazzler’s joint No. 1! We’ll be playing a Progflume special for dear Keith Chegwin, with him singing with the Third Ear Band

Chaouche - Winter
Noel Gallagher - High Flying Birds
Selena Gomez -Bad Liar
Baxter Dury - Miami
Tove Lo - Disco Tits
Cherryade - Get by
Lord - Green Light
Keith Chegwin and the Third Ear Band - Fleance
Meat Raffle - Brother
((((((((Palindromes)))))))) - Rabbit Screaming
Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World
The Monkees - Words
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Pancake Promises - Turnip
Alien Stadium - The Moon Is Not Your Friend
Roger Walters - Smell The Roses
Steven Wilson - The Same Asylum
Paul Draper - You Don’t Really Know Someone Until You Fall Out With Them
Ibibio Sound Machine - The Pot Is On Fire
DJ Format - Behind The Scenes
Slade - So Here It is Merry Christmas
LCD Soundsystem - Change Yr Mind
Ikea - Scandinavian Design

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 28/11/2107

November 28, 2017

Episode 141: Freshly Sion

With the legendary Mr Easlea away, The poet Hamilton puts down his quill, rolls up his scrolls, and tries to gets to grip with some new fangled technology. Watch him ride the Prog Flume, try to produce a Long One and work with all the usual spectacular favourites. Oh, and don’t panic, the regular Spec crew are on hand to make sure no one gets hurt.

Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

The Pretenders- Stop Your Sobbing

De La Soul - Pain

Grandaddy - Stray Dog and the Chocolate Shake

Moondog - Paris

Cass McCombs - Bum Bum Bum

Kevin Morby - Dorothy

Vulfpeck - My First Car

Ryley Walker - The Half Wit In Me

Robert Forster - Learn To Burn

Cate Le Bon - Are You With Me Now

Karen Dalton - Something On My Mind

Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love

Leon Bridges -Coming Home

Curtis Harding- Face Your Fear

Themselves - Crayon Sharpener

Livy Ekemezie - Get It Down

Hey - Wieliczka

Sweet Baboo - You’re A Wave

Francis Bebey - Agatha

Beck - Dear Life

Kevin Ayers - May I?

Robert Wyatt - A Beautiful Piece

Four Tet - 2017

Sean Nicholas Savage - Darkness

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 14/11/2017

November 14, 2017

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular 

Episode 140: "40"

Fabulously up the Railway, 40 days til Xmas, music by Wizzard, Selina Gomez, Black Peaches, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, two by Slade, Leftfield, Charlottes Gainsbourg - Tom Burgess performs live, Graham offers a Taste Of The East, Sion reads a poem, Mysterious Phil is mysterious, George is gorgeous and Steven Hastings is suitably raffish. Great, great tunes guaranteed.

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 31/10/2017

October 31, 2017

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein - Stranger Things Theme
Brian Eno and David Byrne – The Jezebel Spirit
Baxter Dury – Miami
Altered Images – Dead Pop Stars
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Happy House
The Fall – Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
Ghost Poet – Sorry My Love It’s You Not Me
Beck – Fix Me
Owen Williams - God Be Guessing
Sparks – I Wish You Were Fun
Dizzie Rascal – Bop N Keep It Dippin
Beastie Boys – Triple Trouble
Homer Banks – 60 Minutes Of Your Love
Otis Redding – Trick Or Treat
Marlena Shaw – Easy Evil
Gentle Giant – Nothing At All
Chic – Le Freak
Gladys Knight And The Pips – Bourgie Bourgie
Prince Buster – Ghost Dance
Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
Jabu - Which Way
Pancake Promises - meat Nappy

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - Graham Brown Steps In

October 17, 2017

Episode 138: All The Leads Are Brown’s

Graham Brown steps up to host tonight’s show as Mr Easlea cannot be with us. Look forward to a cavalcade of warm tunes and chat from Graham, Susan, Sion and Alan. Expect the new monster choon from Noel Gallagher, another from Peter Hammill’s forthcoming album, From The Trees; Sparks, Georgie ‘Bad’ Benson in the floorfiller; Roxy Music in the Long One and a veritable host of surprises. Tune in at at 8. TOTES Amazeballs!

Sparks -Amateur Hour
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – High Holy Mountain
The Flies – Love And A Molotov Cocktail
The Skids – Masquerade
The Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Faded In The Morning
Neil Diamond – Crunchy Granola Suite
Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart
Squeeze – Pulling Mussels From A Shell
Squeeze – Tempted
Robbie Williams – Lovelight
Hybrid – Theme From Wide Angle
Peter Hammill – Girl To The North Country
New Order – Ceremony
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Cliff Nobles - The Horse
Brenda And The Tabulations - California Soul
Bunny Sigler - Great Big Liar
Roxy Music - If There Is Something
Chip Wickham – Hit And Run
Genesis – Firth Of Fifth
Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions
George Benson- Love Ballad
Light The World – I’m So Happy
Londonbeat – 9am (The Comfort Zone)

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 3/10/2017

October 3, 2017

Episode 137: Hails Owen

We are truly delighted to have Owen Williams in the studio with us tonight, ahead of his album launch on November 18 - expect some exclusive plays and some live material. We’ll be paying tribute to Tom Petty, celebrating the 68th anniversary of Peanuts (the cartoon strip not the nut, which sources say have been around longer)

Massive Attack – Everywhen
Tom Petty – Breakdown
Black Peaches – Fire And A Water Sign
Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate A Hurricane
Owen Williams – Oil And Water
Ibeyi - I Wanna Be Like You
Fourtet – Daughter
Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg – Nothing But A ‘G’ Thang
Peanuts Wilson – Cast Iron Arm
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy
Horrors – Gathering
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Elkie Brooks – The Risin’ Cost Of Love
Steven Wilson – Blank Tapes
Peter Hammill – Torpor
Owen Williams – Magpie
Guy Garvey – Open The Door
Ronnie Laws – Always There
Owen Williams - God Be Guessing
Bahamas – Lost In The Light
Global Communication – 14:31