Rabz’ New Year’s Eve Radio Show

Cats – it’s New Year’s Eve 2022.
Let’s have some celebratory tunes. Preferably songs we may not have heard during the course of this most infuriating year.
Here’s hoping that 2022 is better than 2020 and 2021.
An idle hope, it may be.
However, we can still bring in the New Year with a burst of optimism, misplaced or otherwise.
Bonus points for those nominating their favourite track of 2021 and why.
No prizes for guessing mine! 🙂

96 thoughts on “Rabz’ New Year’s Eve Radio Show”

  1. Songs about prostitutes please, to thank our taxpayer funded GPs following the ever changing science, our ever loyal presstitutes…and Jack Cuck Murphy.

    Island Girl (a gay white guy talks about a big black hooker)
    Girls on the Avenue (maybe not)
    Sex is on Fire (a tale of woe and STIs shared around an office)
    Centrefold (not quite, but from posing to being an IG “model”)
    I’m on a Boat (give boat cake their due respect)
    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (it’s implied)
    Call Me (obvious)
    Lady Marmalade (modern version, that was produced much better)
    Bad Girl (maybe)
    Ain’t talkin about Love (it’s like calling someone a whore)

  2. I’d like to dedicate TISM – you’re a wanker to all of our political “leaders” and wish them a 2022 of festering disease in the most intimate places.

  3. GreyRanga says:
    December 31, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Can’t believe how much he looks like Nicolas Cage in that.

  4. Hard to believe 49 yo. Different version. Play from the 2.50 min mark for those feeling a bit lost. Wish I’d heard it all that time ago.Bonnie

  5. Pete at his best

    Such a good album. I had it and used to play it on cassette in my car. I so wish he hadn’t faceplanted like he did.

    Give Blood

    Seriously eleven-worthy. The whole album is just wonderful.

  6. Miss PJ Harvey – Nick’s “West Country Girl” …

    What a clip – love the Black and White contrasts, right down to the Tele*

    *Which of course, didn’t inspire Miss Ellie’s choice of her own beloved guitar.

  7. Terrible audio version in youtube, unfortunately

    Yah, Rabz, I usually try three or four versions to get somethig that sounds like wasn’t recorded at the bottom of a well. The file size is tiny these days, why can’t they have decent sound?
    Ok on that note I have to go find something. What will I find?

    Cornflake Girl

    Ok, that’s what popped into my head. Go figure. Superb piano.

  8. Nico. Remember her? Sang with the Velvet Underground on their first album because Andy Warhol thought it would be a good idea. It was. Anyhoo, Jackson Browne who was a teenage songwriter in the mid-sixties, hang around the Velvets at the time. Who knew?

    Nico released this Jackson Browne song on her solo album – Chelsea Girl – in 1967. Beautiful 1960s pop if somewhat melancholy. These days.

    Here’s Browne murdering his own song.

    Happy New Year everyone.

  9. I still do BoN travelling up and down to my beach house. Blondie too, so many great songs. Debbie could certainly work her voice.

  10. Ok, let’s not wander off towards P J Harvey (although that would be siren-song easy), instead let’s continue with 11/11 hot/crazy matrix Tori Amos.

    Yes, Anastasia

    Superb. I have magpie problems too.

  11. Last week while discussing the Velvet Underground on the Cat, Rabz (or was it me?) noted that at their worst, they were unlistenable. Nowhere is this more true than on their 1968 song Sister Ray. Starts well but quickly degenerates into noise. Literally. Just shit.

    Well the other day I was surfing the internet, as the cool kids say, and lo and behold, I came across this live 36 minute version of Sister Ray. I had a listen and while, no doubt, many people will still find it unlistenable, it is a vast improvement on the original and has some beautiful melodic parts.

    Enjoy. Or not.

  12. As much as I used to have a bit of time for poor ol’ Oasis, they were never any match for Blur, given the latter could always effortlessly outclass them (and I identified more with their inner urban London dandy milieu than non working class Manchester yobs and their ‘orrible football teams) …

    Parklife (featuring Phil “Jimmy”* Daniels)

    Country ‘ouse (featuring Lily Allen’s ol’ man, Keith, Matt Lucas and a bevy of super hot dolly birds)

    *Greyranga – have you seen “Quadrophenia”?

  13. *Greyranga – have you seen “Quadrophenia”?

    I was a Who fan from the 3rd form, mates older brother was sound tech for the local TV channel, had miles of recordings on tape. He had stuff from everywhere. Traded them with other techs, stuff from the warmup sessions before a studio tv so called live session. I listened to all off them. A lot were better than the public session. Think I was 20 when Quadrophenia came out, couldn’t get soon enough. Saw the movie when it came out, think a lot of muso’s ended up funding it. Dave Gilmore put a bit in and George Harrison too.

  14. Was going to play the original, but blundered onto this version instead. Who said goils can’t rock out …

    From 1:08 onwards, if you don’t want to hear her spoken intro about why she loves the song.

  15. It’s an epic and people will have very mixed opinions of it (if they can get through it).

    Always found it to be a fantastic driving song, especially when traversing spectacular landscapes – e.g. the Snowy Mountains National Park in a blizzard in a convertible with the roof down …

  16. I’m scared that if I put up a music clip, Missy Higgins won’t come and abduct me come midnight.

    another new years in vain

  17. I dedicate the misremembered chorus of Bodyjar’s “Not the Same” to the dismembered corpse of my country:

    “You’re not the same
    You’ve changed,
    I don’t need you anyway.
    You’re not the same (thing?)
    That I grew up with yesterday.”

    (The less-polite alternative to the above was reworking the lyrics of Metallica’s “Last Caress.”)

  18. Late-night driving song?


    Two drummers; David Teagarden going around twice in the studio.:

    Also two drummers:


    Jim Gordon and Jim Keltner. HUGE lineup on this album; recorded LIVE, DIRECT TO DISK, NO overdubs.

    I have the original vinyl and the later CD re-release. The Vinyl sounds “better”, if you have the right gear; (Rega Planar 3, JH Formula 4 arm, Audio Technica 15SE, Phase Linear 3300 Series 2 re-amp, hot-rodded Rotel 1412 (power-stage) and home-brew KEF bass-reflex boxes with SEAS tweeters.)

    Something odd happened when they dragged out the original “safety” 2-track analogue tapes and produced a new digital master for the CD.

    OLD school; works OK for an old bloke like me.

  19. OK Pol, here’s the six degrees …

    Sex is on Fire
    Caleb Followill
    His wife
    Her father
    The artwork for the Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast
    This song, advertising the Sydney stage production … 😕

  20. Lana del Ray driving a John Deere tractor (as sultry brunettes have been known to do).

    Presumably, various agrarian Cats might have an opinion on this phenomenon …

  21. Radio X’s top ten Paul Wallee Tracks:

    You do something to me
    The changingman
    Broken stones
    You’re the best thing
    Wild wood
    From the floorboards up
    English Rose
    A Town Called Malice
    That’s Entertainment
    Going Underground

    Rabz’ top ten Paul Wallee Tracks:

    That’s Entertainment
    The Bitterest Pill
    Time Passes
    A Town Called Malice
    Going Underground
    Wings of speed
    The Eton Rifles
    Whirlpool’s end

  22. On ancient Australian rock history from last millenium I’ll contribute one from an Oz band which is so unsung I could only find one complete music video for them. Saw them in a gig once, they were excellent. At the Opera House I think.

    Paddy’s Leather Breeches – Sirocco

    That’s the only video of theirs I can find out of fifteen albums. Amazing how stuff gets forgotten.

  23. @ Bruce- I got to see them live in Tamworth as a younger fellow. Circa 2002-3.

    Not half bad.


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