The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 18/9/2018

September 18, 2018

Episode 159: Loving The Alien

To celebrate the forthcoming 80s Bowie set, we’ll play some of his from his most debated decade. Ahead of his gigs this week, we have a compendium of Alastair Johnson’s greatest hits and some brand new material from Pancake Promises.

Tonight's bill of fare:

Matt Berry - Are You Being Served?
Janelle Monae & Jidenna - Yoga
Pancake Promises - Door Knobs
Alien - 1-2-3-4 Bullsh*t
Pink Floyd - Vegetable Man
Paul Weller - Bowie
David Bowie - Criminal World
David Bowie - Loving The Alien
Pancake Promises - Toothpicks
Pancake Promises - Mystery Tin Can
David Bowie - Zeroes
David Bowie - Zeroes 2018 Mix
The James Gang - Collage 
Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Love
Eddie Floyd - Baby, Lay Your Head (Gently On My Shoulder)
Heaven 17 - . . . and that's no lie . . .
Propaganda - A Dream Within A Dream
Masal - Concerning Being Brought Back To Life By Jesus
Anti Up - Pizza
Alien - Chrome Node
Matt Berry - Rainbow
Pancake Promises - Door Knobs (Reprise)

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The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 4/9/18

September 4, 2018

Episode 158: Electronica Autumn

The final of the Spectacular Summertime Specials, tonight, we are delighted to welcome author David Stubbs with us - to discuss and read from his new book, the rightfully critically acclaimed Mars By 1980: The Story Of Electronic Music. We are also delighted that Alien will be playing three tracks live that will underline his role as one of the foremost machine music talents in the country.

Hollie Cook - Sweet Like Chocolate
Matthew Dear - Monster
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte
Raymond Scott - Lightworks
Joe Meek - A New World
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Alien - Gold Coloured Skin
Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Love
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Heaven Seventeen - Temptation
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
Alien - Kerezza
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
White Noise - Love Without Sound
Alien - Any Ghost
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray


August 7, 2018

Episode 157: Fgurehead Live at the Railway and Madonna's 60th

What an amazing night . . .

Riders On The Storm/Pink Solidism - Yonderbou

Soul Train - Just Loud ft Debbie Harry

La Isla Bonita - Jonathan Wilson

Borderline - The Flaming Lips

Into The Groovey - Sonic Youth

High/Low Tide - Fgurehead

Puddleduck - Fgurehead (live in session)

The Liar Lying Low - Fgurehead (live in session)

The Light - James Alexander Bright

Gun - Gil Scott Heron

60 Minutes Of Your Love - Homer Banks

Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas

Lucky Star - Madonna 

Seraphym - Curtis Maldoon

Ray Of Light - Madonna

Hourglass/Frozen - Fgurehead (live in session)

Interlude - Fgurehead (live in session)

Try Your Luck - Confidence Man

Music - Madonna

Into The Groove - Madonna

Live To Tell - Madonna


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the Spectacular will return on August 21st with a 

classic episode and be back on September 4th with David Stubbs and Alien live






The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 24/7/2018

July 24, 2018

Ep 156: Paolo Hewitt’s Birthday Party

The first of the Spectacular Summertime Specials, tonight, we are delighted to welcome author Paolo Hewitt with us - to play some of his favourite tunes, and have a chat about his illustrious career that moved from music journalism (writing for both MM and NME) to memoir to novel. A modernist in the true sense of the word, and fresh from enjoying Spurs getting so far in the World Cup, Paolo joins us to celebrate a landmark birthday.

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Anti Up - Pizza
Joseph Malik - Take A Left
International Teachers Of Pop - Age Of The Train
Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic
Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer
Third World - Cool Meditation
The Style Council - The Changing Of The Guard
Oasis - The Masterplan
David Bowie - Strangers When We Meet
The Style Council - The Paris Match
Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Time
The Isley Brothers - My Love Is Your Love (Forever)
Tobi Legend - Time Will Pass You By
Kevin Rowland - Rag Doll
Genesis - The Knife
Fgurehead - High/Low Tide
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 26/6/2018

June 26, 2018

Episode 155: Meet The Curator

We are delighted to be joined tonight in the studio by Alistair Murphy aka The Curator, ahead of his London show this coming Thursday. His album, Where The Stars Will Give Way To The Morning, has been critically acclaimed; Alistair - who has also worked with the legendary Judy Dyble among others - will talk us through it, plus bringing down a Long One, Progflume and a Floorfiller, all the way from his Norfolk museum (no, really). Plus tributes to birthday boy Mick Jones, a summer stormer from Chaka Khan and all your favourites. Two hours of music’n’chat - can you say fairer than that?

Elvis Costello & the Attraction - The Greatest Thing
Slade - Summer Song
Chaka Khan - Like Sugar
The Clash -Somebody Got Murdered
Big Audio Dynamite - Rush
The Clash - Train In Vain
Leo C - You’ve Got It All
The Curator - Angle Of Repose
The Curator - The Winter Sun
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
David Byrne - Doing The Right Thing
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
The Independents - I Love You Yes I Do
Mavis Staples - A Piece Of The Action
My Brother The Wind - Garden Of Delights
Greenslade - Time To Dream
Christine and The Queens - Girlfriend
The Curator - It Crackles (And It Spits)
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting In You)
Paul McCartney - I Don’t Know

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 12/6/2018

June 12, 2018

Episode 154: Mrs and Mr

Forget Trump and Kim, that nice Mr and Mrs Jupitus are popping over for a cuppa tonight; Shelley will talking about her experimental print-making exhibition at the Leigh Art Trail and Phill will be talking about his forthcoming Edinburgh capers.

Lee Thompson - On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Christine and The Queens Dam Funk - Girlfriend
The Fall - It’s a Curse
The Fall - Frightened
The Fall - The War Against Intelligence
Simge - Yanki
Patti Smith - People Have The Power
Artmagic - The Boys Own Book Of Birds
Ned Doheny - To Prove My Love
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Elvis Presley - Put The Blame On Me
Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz
King Crimson - Larks Tongues In Aspic, Part One
DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter
Alien - Liquid Ray
Angel And The Melodyhorns - Retribution Blues
Boston - More Than A Feeling



The Daryl Easlea Spectacular 29/5/2018

May 29, 2018

Episode 153: Artmagic Show

Tonight, we are delighted to have Artmagic - Sean McGhee and Richard Oakes - performing live in the studio with us, as well as playing some numbers from their new album, The Songs Of Other England.

Confidence Man -Don’t You Know I’m In A Band
Artmagic - Black Flowers Bloom
Public Service Broadcast - Everest
Prince - Mountains
The Beatles -ComeTogether/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry
Artmagic - The Songs Of Other England
Artmagic - The Fruit Of The Mystery
Artmagic - Half-Life
Underworld and Iggy Pop - Bells And Circles
Alien - Matter and Anti-Matter
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Shirley Ellis - Soul Time
The World Column - So Is The Sun
Chris Wood - England In Ribbons
King Crimson - The Sheltering Sky
Artmagic - The Farmer And The Field
Artmagic - The Clean Room
Carly Simon - Why
Jeff Buckley- Everybody Here Wants You

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 15/5/2018

May 15, 2018

Episode 152: Brian and Michael

Fabulous tunes on the show tonight - new tracks from Jungle, Ferreck Dawn and our next show’s live guests Artmagic. Hear something from the Arctic Monkeys album, too, and see what you think . . . Plus it’s Mike Oldfield and Brian Eno’s birthday today - two Taurean titans of Terpsichore; we’ll play a few for them.

Eric Rodgers - Kingston Calypso
Arctic Monkeys - Four Out Of Five
Jungle - Happy Man
The Fall - Masquerade
Brian Eno - King’s Lead Hat
John Hassell and Brian Eno - Delta Rain Dream
Brian Eno - Ali Click
Childish Gambino - This Is America
Spearmint - Senseless (A Stranger)
Spearmint - The Music They Love Us To Hate
Art Magic - The Songs Of Other England
Soft Cell - Torch
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
The Miracles - Do It Baby
Jackson 5 - Mama’s Pearl
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Isles Of Wonder
Peter Gabriel, Elizabeth Fraser and Paul Buchanan - Down Side Up
Ferreck Dawn - Robosonic
Prefab Sprout - Green Isaac
Bobby Shad And The Bad Men - I Want You Back
Prince - Nothing Compares To You

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 1/5/2018

May 1, 2018

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular

Episode 151: Up the Workers

Tuesday 1 May 2018

International labour day is fully celebrated tonight by your comrades-in-tunes Dazzler, Sion, GJ, Sue and Al.


Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Abba - Eagle
Confidence Man - Try Your Luck
T-Rex - Ride A White Swan
The Fall - Mexico Wax Solvent
The Fall - M5#1
The Fall - Spoilt Victorian Child
Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Van Morrison - I’ve Been Working
Artmagic - The Clean Room
Barry Reynolds - An Outsider’s Point Of View
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
James Brown - The Soul Of JB
Otis Rush - Homework
Kamasi Washington - Fist Of Fury
Hi-Fi Sean and David MacAlmont - Transparent
Janelle Monae ft Grimes - Pynk
Alien - Disciple A - buy it here:
Raydio - Jack And Jill
Peter Hammill - Rain 3am

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 17/4/2018

April 17, 2018

Episode 150: Episode 150

It’s the 150th sfob Spectacular tonight - that’s 12 and a half glorious days in our company since 2012. Tonight, we celebrate with our annual visit from Southend Film Festival Director Paul Cotgrove previewing next month’s bill of fare and of course, a selection of Ted classics.

Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn
Gang Gang Dance - Lotus
The Fall - Slang King
The Fall - Sing Harpy
Peter Hammill - Jargon King
Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
Andy Start - Rockin’ Rollin’ Stone
Carl Perkins - Her Love Rubbed Off
Warren Smith - I’ve Got Love If You Want It
Slade - How Does It Feel
Madness - Bed and Breakfast Man
Shirley and Dolly Collins - A Forsaking - Our Captain Cried
David Sylvian - I Surrender
Barclay James Harvest - Taking Some Time On
Linx - You’re Lying
Blak Beat Niks - Ritual Of Life
Trevor Dandy - Is There Any Love