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The 1974 Show - In The Court of The Crimson King - 25 October 2019

The 1974 Show - In The Court of The Crimson King - 25 October 2019

October 25, 2019

On the show tonight, Ian Pope played the seminal King Crimson album in full. Also on the playlist was music from the other founding members of the band plus tracks featuring Robert Fripp as either a collaborator or the producer.

King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man

King Crimson - I Talk To The Wind 
Giles, Giles & Fripp - Suite No. 1
McDonald & Giles - Tomorrow's People - The Children of Today

King Crimson - Epitaph 
Van Der Graaf Generator - The Emperor In His War Room

King Crimson - Moonchild 
Pete Sinfield - Still
Greg Lake - Love You Too Much

Blondie - Fade Away And Radiate 
Talking Heads - I Zimbra 
David Bowie - Fashion (single version) 
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Brightness Falls 
The Damned - Fun Factory

Brian Eno - Baby's On Fire  
Peter Gabriel - A Wonderful Day in a One-Way World 
Daryl Hall - Something in 4/4 Time 

King Crimson - In the Court Of The Crimson King 

The 1974 Show - Please Sir Can I Have Some More? - 27.09.2019

The 1974 Show - Please Sir Can I Have Some More? - 27.09.2019

September 27, 2019

The playlist for this evening's show is as follows:

Audience - Eye To Eye

The Groundhogs - Split Pt.1
Manfred Mann Chapter III - Travelling Lady
Egg - A Visit To Newport Hospital

Focus - Birth 
Amon Düül II - Green-Bubble-Raincoated-Man
Renaissance - Innocence

Spirit - Mr Skin
Steve Hillage - Saucer Surfing 
Man - Kerosene

Nektar - Desolation Valley/Waves 
Genesis - Firth of Fifth 

John Cale - Heartbreak Hotel 
The Velvet Underground - The Gift 
John Cale - Andalucia 
Lou Reed & John Cale - Trouble With Classicists 

Rosalie Cunningham – Ride On My Bike 
Rosalie Cunningham – Dethroning of the Party Queen 

The 1974 Show - 1969 - 30th August 2019

The 1974 Show - 1969 - 30th August 2019

August 30, 2019

To commemorate the classic and seminal albums released 50 years ago, Ian Pope played the following tracks:-

Frank Zappa - Little Umbrellas 

Grateful Dead - St Stephen 
Family - The Weaver's Answer
Deep Purple - The Painter 
Ten Years After - Hear Me Calling 

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes  
Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships 
Santana - Soul Sacrifice 

MC5 - Motor City Is Burning 
Can - Father Cannot Yell 
The Edgar Broughton Band - Death of an Electric Citizen
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Veteran's Day Poppy 

Joni Mitchell - Both Sides, Now 
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay 
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising 

Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes 
Kevin Ayers - All This Crazy Gift of Time 
Pink Floyd - Cirrus Minor 
David Bowie - Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud 

Procul Harum - The Milk Of Human Kindness 
Moody Blues - Gypsy 
Yes - Sweetness 
Jethro Tull - Bourée 

The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy) 
Cream - Politician 
Led Zeppelin - What Is and What Should Never Be 

The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want 

The 1974 Show - Humbleslug Special - 2nd August 2019

The 1974 Show - Humbleslug Special - 2nd August 2019

August 2, 2019

Tonight's special guests Ben and Jack from Humbleslug chose tracks that have influenced their band and featured two songs from their new album, The Hermit.

The playlist was:

Trace - Birds
Pink Floyd - One of These Days
Humbleslug - Eleven
Rush - The Trees
Amplifier - Post Acid Youth
King Crimson - One More Red Nightmare
Tool - Forty Six & 2
Porcupine Tree - Sound of Muzak
Dream Theater - Fatal Tragedy
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Miles Beyond
Black Sabbath - Into the Void
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia
David Bowie - I'm Deranged
Tame Impala - It is Not Meant to Be
Humbleslug - Wicker Man
Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien

The 1974 Show - Summertime Special - 5th July 2019

The 1974 Show - Summertime Special - 5th July 2019

July 5, 2019

On the show this evening, Ian Pope played songs and music based on the theme of the Summer. The playlist was:

Blue Oyster Cult - This Ain't The Summer Of Love

The Who - Summertime Blues 
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon 
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long 
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun 

The Doors - Summer's Almost Gone 
Peter Gabriel - Summertime 
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood-Summer Wine 
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns 

Dave Cousins - Two Weeks Last Summer
Paul Giovanni & Magnet - Willow's Song
The Enid - In The Region of the Summer Stars
Pink Floyd - Summer '68 

Gentle Giant - Two Weeks In Spain 
Barclay James Harvest - Summer Soldier

Simple Minds - Someone, Somewhere in Summertime 
The Alarm - Rain In The Summertime
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer 

The Misunderstood - I Can Take You To The Sun
Fairport Convention - Meet on The Ledge 
Pink Floyd - Fat Old Sun 
Family - My Friend The Sun

Bruce Springsteen - Hello Sunshine 
Van Morrison - Summertime in England 

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The 1974 Show - In The Twilight Alehouse - 7th June 2019

The 1974 Show - In The Twilight Alehouse - 7th June 2019

June 11, 2019

On the show this evening, Ian Pope with his special guests Mark Fenn and Simon Fitsall chatted about craft beer, vinyl music evenings and the current prog rock scene. The tracks played were as follows:

ZZ Top - Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
Genesis - Twilight Alehouse
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
The Who - Whiskey Man
Porcupine Tree - Waiting Phase One
Marillion - Easter

Van Der Graaf Generator - Nutter Alert
Seventh Wave - Star Palace of the Sombre Warrior
Once and Future Band - The Old Brain
Messenger - Baleric Blue
Amplifier - The Octopus

Porcupine Tree - Trains
And Yet It Moves - Bad Cops Day
David Gilmour - Short and Sweet
Jack Bruce - Rope Ladder To The Moon
Riverside - Egoist Hedonist
Yes - Heart of the Sunrise

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The 1974 Show - Psychedelia Special - 10.05.2019

The 1974 Show - Psychedelia Special - 10.05.2019

May 10, 2019

On the show tonight, Ian Pope played a selection of psychedelic songs ranging from the most well known bands to some less famous artists. The playlist was:

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit 

The Rolling Stones - 2000 light years from home
13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation (Doubt) 
The Red Crayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane
Pink Floyd - Cymbaline 

Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Simon Dupree & The Big Sound - Kites
P.P. Arnold - Angel Of The Morning 
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In) 

The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In
Traffic - Paper Sun  
Rotary Connection - Black Gold of the Sun
The Factory - Try Little Sunshine
The Electric Stars - Sunshine 

Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints
Small Faces - Green Circles 
Tomorrow - Revolution
Pretty Things - You Might Even Say

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love 
Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Farewell Aldebaran
Andromeda - Day Of The Change

The Herd - From The Underworld 
Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overture 
The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs
The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be 

The Beatles - Day In The Life 

The 1974 Show - 12th April 2019

The 1974 Show - 12th April 2019

April 12, 2019

Tonight, Ian Pope played a selection of tracks by groups and artists who have not been featured previously on The 1974 Show. The playlist was:

Camel - Aristillus

Alan Hull - United States of Mind
Pentangle - Sweet Child
Fairport Convention - Tam Lin

Badger - Wind of Change
Greenslade - Spirit Of The Dance
Tim Blake - Song For A New Age

Black Sabbath - Hard Road
Stone The Crows - Ode To John Law
Wishbone Ash - Time Was

Radiohead - Pyramid Song
Rustin Man - Our Tomorrows
how far to hitchin - resistance is futile

Racing Cars - They Shoot Horses Don't They?
The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn

Camel - Lunar Sea

Trev Turley & Friends – Can’t Find My Way Home*

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The 1974 Show - Blues for Mike -15.03.2019

The 1974 Show - Blues for Mike -15.03.2019

March 15, 2019

On the show tonight Ian Pope played a special selection of music dedicated to the memory of Mike Lightfoot. A memorial concert will be held at Chelmsford City FC on Sunday 31st March 2019 - details of tickets can be found at:

The photo of Mike is courtesy of SJ Banham

The playlist was -

Sonny Boy Williamson - Fattening Frogs for Snakes
Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful

The Animals - Worried Life Blues
Manfred Mann - Smokestack Lightning 
The Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man 
Chris Farlowe - Paint It Black

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Pride and Joy 
Janis Joplin (Big Brother &The Holding Company) - Piece Of My Heart 
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Mona

John Mayall - The Bear
Lowell George - I Can't Stand The Rain
Bonnie Raitt - Finest Lovin' Man
Beth Hart - St Theresa 

Lightnin' Hopkins - Penitentiary Blues
Ray Charles - Some Day Baby
Muddy Waters - Tom Cat
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
Tommy Tucker - Hi-Heel Sneakers

Humble Pie - I'm Ready
Paul Rodgers - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man 
Jeff Beck - Rock My Plimsoul  
Johnny Winter - Black Cat Bone

Rory Gallagher - Kid Gloves 
Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You 
John Martyn - May You Never 

The Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile


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The 1974 Show - Hidden Treasures - 15/02/2019

The 1974 Show - Hidden Treasures - 15/02/2019

February 15, 2019

On the show this evening, Ian Pope played a selection of tracks that are hidden gems. Those tracks were:

Space Opera - Guitar Suite 

Touch - The Spiritual Death of Howard Greer
Fantasy - Alanderie
Home - The Sun's Revenge

Keef Hartley Band - Me and My Woman
If - I'm Reaching Out on all Sides
Leaf Hound - Work My Body

Gravy Train - (A Ballad Of) A Peaceful Man
Khan - Mixed Up Man of the Mountains 
Mighty Baby - Egyptian Tomb

Peter Sinfield - The Night People 
Anthony Phillips - Um & Aargh 
After The Fire - Laser Love

Kraan - Mind Quake 
Locomotive - Mr Armageddon
Kahvas Jute - Vikings

Fruup - Gormenghast


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