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Podrophenia Jan 21 - Bowie Scrapbook

Podrophenia Jan 21 - Bowie Scrapbook

January 14, 2021

Being five years since Major Dave left his capsule - Podrophenia  celebrates the life of a widescreen genius by way of a scrapbook of Bowieness. Outtakes, alt-takes, oddities, curiousities and some live tunes from Dave 'Woodmansey' Woodcock…

Strap in for a playlist that spins in: Young Americans extras, TOTP albums covering Bowie, overlooked B sides - and two quizzes…..

1)Bowie lyric or Eno Oblique Strategy. 

2) Guess the song from the shonky Thai translation.. (Ground control to Magic Town etc…)


Who Can I Be Now? - David Bowie
Hang On To Yourself (Bowie At The Beeb) - David Bowie
In The Heat Of The Morning -  The Last Shadow Puppets
Look Back In Anger - David Bowie
Andy Warhol - Dana Gillespie
Let’s Dance (Demo) - David Bowie
Stay (Live at Nassau) - David Bowie
China Girl - Iggy Pop
Sweat Head - David Bowie
‘’Heroes’’ - Top Of The Poppers
The Gospel According To Tony Day - David Bowie
Lady Stardust - Dave Woodcock & Wendy Solomon
Oh You Pretty Things - Dave Woodcock & Wendy Solomon
Jean Genie - Dave Woodcock & Wendy Solomon
Suffragette City -  Dave Woodcock & Wendy Solomon
Mother - David Bowie

Podrophenia Advent

Podrophenia Advent

December 17, 2020

For the last Podro of 2020 we roll out the Podrophenic Advent Calendar - who knows what lies behind each door? It could be Nu-Yacht, Matt Berry, The Bongolian, Cherry Bombs, The Band - possibly even all of the above and more ...


There'll definitely be a Christmas Quiz, what happened to Pan Pipe albums - and Eric Hall remembered. It's all herein… 

In Trouble – Joel Sarakula
Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
Need Your Love – Tennis
Streets of Calcutta – Ananda Shanker
No Friend of Mine – The Swamprats
Last Class 302 Out Of Chalkwell – Happiness On The Misery Line – Ciclismo
Something In My Eye – Matt Berry
Rockin’ Chair – The Band
Mojito Time Baby – The Bongolian
Who Do You Think You Are – Candlewick Green
Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie – Odds & Ends
Juke Box (Young Pulse Remix) – Francoise Hardy
Kokomo – The Beach Boys
Hurry Sundown – Little Richard
Christmas in L.A - Vulfpeck
Sleepwalk – The Shadows

Podrophenia - LOCKDOWN ll

Podrophenia - LOCKDOWN ll

November 19, 2020

Midway through Lockdown version 2 - Piley, Mondo and Lord Hastings select some tracks and tunes that have been revisited, discovered, buzzed about  and generally given a repeat runout to assist in getting through these strange days..

And we've got a two quizzes -

Nut or No Nut.. what's your nut knowledge like?
And Remembered songs from Generally Rotten Films


Boys Wanna Be Her - Peaches
Rare Air – Mildlife
Shirley Crabtree – Len Price 3
Love & Affection – Ike White
Running Out – Judy White
Faded Love – Elvis Presley
Dean Town – Vulfpeck
Mr Soul – The Everly Brothers
Back In This Place – Buskr
You’re Breaking My Heart – Harry Nilson
Tut Tut Tut Tut – Gillian Hills
Deeper – Deep Purple
You’re Only Human – Billy Joel
The Spider & The Fly – The Damned
My Own Version of You – Bob Dylan
Go! – Public Service Broadcasting
The Treasure - Manassas

Podrophenia Every Record Tells More Stories - with Steve Carr

Podrophenia Every Record Tells More Stories - with Steve Carr

October 22, 2020


He's back - and he's brought his new book with him. Steve Carr makes his third appearance in the pod, choosing tunes, relating R 'n' R tales and handy tips for the vinyl buyer (wood glue and toothpicks anyone?) taken from the freshly pressed volume Every Record Tells a Story

And a bonus quiz - Blue or False. Is it a real Blue Oyster Cult title or Fake Blues


John Lennon with Cheap Trick – I’m Losing You
Our Mutual Friend – The Divine Comedy
Try Matty’s – Aretha Franklin
I Did You No Wrong – Axl Rose & Steve Jones
In The Ghetto (Take 13) – Elvis Presley
Walk On Gilded Splinters – Cher
Love The One Your With – The Isley brothers
Superstition – Beck, Bogart, Appice, Stevie Wonder
Perfect – Sean Burke
They Came The Last Day Of May – Blue Oyster Cult
Miss Shapiro – 801
T.U.S.A – Masters Of Reality
Lost Chance - Soft Cell

Every Record Tells A Story by Steve Carr

Podrophenia - Essex Special with Dave Alexander from Eight Rounds Rapid

Podrophenia - Essex Special with Dave Alexander from Eight Rounds Rapid

September 25, 2020


All aboard as Podrophenia takes a ramble around the musical routes of Essex: from Harlow to Colchester and Romford to Southend. Joining us is Dave Alexander of the mighty Eight Rounds Rapid - delivering info and tracks from 8RR's new album Love Your Work. Then later taking over on the SFOB stereo and picking plays by fave acts and artists...

Podrophenia presents PODSTOCK

Podrophenia presents PODSTOCK

August 28, 2020


As we're unable to get to gigs, live nights or festivals in these strange days  - let Podrophenia  bring the the music to you - with a festical celebrating the best live albums, rare sessions and possibly concert recordings of indeterminate orgin ...


You’ve Got Good Taste - The Cramps
Up Our Sleeves – Humble Pie
Princess & The Frog - The Jim Jones Revue
My Babe – Elvis Presley
Open My Eyes – The Move
Raise Your Hand – Janis Joplin & Tom Jones
Had Me A Real Good Time – The Faces
No One Knows - The Divine Comedy
From Her To Eternity – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Strict Machine – Goldfrapp
Les Bourgeois – Jacques Brel
Are You Lonesome Tonight (Laughing Version) – Elvis Presley
The Girl I Love Got Long Black Wavy Hair – Led Zeppelin
Gardening At Night – R.E.M

Podrophenia July 2020 - Chris Constantinou & the letter Y

Podrophenia July 2020 - Chris Constantinou & the letter Y

July 30, 2020

Podrophenia thumbs through penultimate star of the alphabet - Y, with special guest Chris Constaninou in talking about his time with Adam Ant (including the politics of playing Live Aid),  - his band The Wolfmen with Marco Pirroni and ongoing projects with Rat Scabies..

Musically we switch from funky reggae to buried Toussaint treasure to less skippable Yoko tracks 

Podrophenia Power Pop - July 2020

Podrophenia Power Pop - July 2020

July 2, 2020

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Turn on, tune in, pop out - as Piley, Mondo and Lord Hasting flick a Podrophonic thumb through the racks ‘n’ records marked Power Pop. Spinning in guitar and harmony based crunchy-nuggets, from every decade since the sixties

We also run out a quiz 'Popomatic or Diplomatic' - can you work out who’s the international power-popper and who’s the overseas ambassador?

And Buckle up as Millsy from Vix20 returns for an acoustic session and to choose some p-pop classics


No Matter What - Badfinger

Family Tree - Jellyfish

Drummer Man - Tonight

Gabrielle - The Nips

Girl In Golden Disc - The Records

Love Is Like Oxygen - The Sweet

Try Again - Vix20

Change (Acoustic) - Vix20

Me Gwanshi (Acoustic) - Vix20

Digital Age - Vix20

Choice In The Matter - Aimee Mann

I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick

Like, Wow - Hoodoo Gurus

I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren

Soldier - Death By Unga Bunga

I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield

The Sound Of The Suburbs - The Members

Another Girl Another Planet - The Only Ones

Podrophenia Live from Lockdown

Podrophenia Live from Lockdown

June 4, 2020

Behold - Podrophenia back in action, with the power trio of Piley, Mondo and Lord Hastings - from their collective cloudbasese for a socially distanced run through of tunes, chat news stories and triv'.

Who are the IAI Association? Why was Danny Kirwin sacked from Fleetwood Mac, do The Monkees retain their Monkee Magic five decades on?

Alongside these conundrums we'll be spinning in newbies from Sparks and buried treasure from Jimmy Winston and Brian Auger ...


Child Of Mine - Fleetwood Mac

Plain As Your Eyes Can See - Jim Sullivan

The Door Into Summer - The Monkees

Listen To The Band - Michael Nesmith & The First National Band

Trampoline - Sparks

Do You Have Any Regrets - Darian Sahanaja

Continental Hesitation - Riffkin

Dog Walker - JOHN

Real Crazy Apartment - Winston's Fumbs

Happiness Is Just Around The Corner - Brian Auger

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition 

Shotgun Wedding - Travis Wammack

Podrophenia Post Punk Special 07/07/2020

Podrophenia Post Punk Special 07/07/2020

May 8, 2020

No More Heroes: as a tribute to Dave Greenfield we're digging into the Podrophenia archives for our post-punk special, which,  features an interview with Flexipop boss Barry Cain relating tales of his Japanese tour with The Stranglers and painting a naked Hugh Cornwell black and white (including his little-Hugh) Our other special guests are Russell Lee  from the Pink Toothbrush talking about the history of Essex's longest running nightclub - and there's a live session from Treatment "

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