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 responses to “Rabz’ New Year’s Eve Radio Show”

  1. Rabz Avatar

    Peoples! 🙂

    Let’s get those tunes a’ happenin’!

  2. Bruce Avatar

    Roll on, Twenty Twenty TOO!

  3. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Shiny new thread you have here Rabz. Needs bling but.

  4. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger


    Do you mind if I make a shoutout to our rough, tough salt-of-the-Earth Queensssslanders, as have been gracing us with their presence today?

    It’s cheerful, kinda catchy, and it also goes out as a shoutout to all non-metropolitan, non-metropolitan-derived and non-metropolitan-identifying Cats… 🙂

  5. Delta A Avatar
    Delta A

    Sorry, Rabz. Us old boomers gotta boom.

    Smoke ’em if ya got ’em.

  6. Delta A Avatar
    Delta A

    Darn it! Can’t link.

    ‘Twas Procul Harum. Ya’ll prolly didn’t want to hear it, anyway.

  7. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Us old boomers gotta boom.

    And Shake The Room…

  8. Rabz Avatar

    Delta – I’m presuming you meant this

    A very touching scene, “he nicked it from Bach” … 🙂

  9. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘Twas Procul Harum.

    Dunno why it didn’t come up Delta – I put the same url into YT search and it now does.

    A Whiter Shade of Pale

  10. Dot Avatar

    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)

  11. Bluey Avatar

    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.

  12. Dot Avatar

    James Hird or James Joyce?

  13. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    And Shake The Room

    Will Smith is one of those overachievers, like the Coppolas. He and Charlize Theron didn’t get on well.

    Still Worth Fighting For (2010)

  14. Rabz Avatar

    The best (and as far as I know only) ever Prince pisstake … 🙂

    “You won’t see me down the disco, mamma
    The music’s always played too loud …”

  15. Arky Avatar

    I spent quite some time in 2020 trying to find various patriotic American songs ready in case Trump won.
    Waste of friggin time that was.
    Here ya instead go:

  16. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    In light of the last Test how can I not go with The Parable Of Glenn McGrath’s Haircut.
    Oh ah Glen McGrath!

  17. Rabz Avatar

    Thanks, Pol – see if you can track back how I ended up at this li’l ditty

    Hint – the first step is in one of your songs above …

  18. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    The best (and as far as I know only) ever Prince pisstake

    Another awesome album by a bunch of guys from Randwick, iirc..
    I have it. Here’s another track from Unit:

    Regurgitator – Black Bugs (1998)

  19. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger



    Sorry Rabz, but don’t you ever let a chance go by…


  20. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle


    Might resemble that. Also might resemble this.

    I love NASA (not the space agency).

  21. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    In deference to our host here’s some Kanye. Off the planet!

  22. Arky Avatar

    Remember, nothing good is associated with the word “progressive”. Progressive politics, progressive dementia, progressive diseases of the groinoidal regions, and progressive rock:

  23. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    The Lenster

    Sadly a WHW. I wish he’d had more good stuff. Lady drummer smokes.
    Guy who has done more in that space is Ben Harper.

    Burn to Shine

  24. GreyRanga Avatar

    One of my all time favouritesPete at his best

  25. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Aussie band, pretty unsung.

    Single Gun Theory – I Am What I See (1992)

  26. Arky Avatar

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

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

  27. GreyRanga Avatar

    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

  28. Rabz Avatar

    BoN – Good choice, I still have the album.

    Terrible audio version in youtube, unfortunately.

  29. GreyRanga Avatar

    Right Arky, put Cage in a gold suit. I only ever liked Cage in 8mm and that was real good.

  30. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    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.

  31. Rabz Avatar

    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.

  32. Rabz Avatar

    Bluddee hell – what a woman … 😕

  33. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    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.

  34. jupes Avatar

    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.

  35. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    A bit premature, but maybe one to play come 3-4AM in whatever part of Oz you might be in…

    Turbo Knight- Dawn:

  36. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Bluddee hell – what a woman

    She burns. Amazing lady.

  37. vr Avatar

    Bruce — that drummer is Cindy Blackman.

  38. GreyRanga Avatar

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

  39. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    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.

  40. jupes Avatar

    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.

  41. GreyRanga Avatar

    Here’s John doing one a bit different, he had some good help. Don’t know how I missed this one growing up.

  42. Rabz Avatar

    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”?

  43. Rabz Avatar

    The definitive Oasis song. Forget all their other bombast, this is just rock ‘n’ roll, pure and simple.

  44. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    The definitive Oasis song

    Prefer the other guys.

  45. Rabz Avatar

    Bruce – “13” would be well up in my top ten albums of all time.

  46. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    The definitive Oasis song.

    Oops, you’re on the other guys. Sorry^2.

    I’ll have to do some Gorillaz then.

  47. GreyRanga Avatar

    *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.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Beck – “Sound and Vision”

    Oh wow. I like Beck, but that is over the top and beyond orbit. He has a whole tribe of backing singers! Sheesh.

    He’s a loser

  49. Damon Avatar

    Chick Corea, ?Return to Forever. Though most of you are probably not old enough.

  50. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    That’s it for me, see you next year.
    Hope it’s better than this year.
    Which I doubt it will be, sadly.


  51. Rabz Avatar

    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.

  52. Rabz Avatar

    Thanks, Bruce – see you next year …

  53. Rabz Avatar

    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 …

  54. MatrixTransform Avatar

    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

  55. Rabz Avatar

    After a very trying year, we need to feel it

  56. Arky Avatar

    Happy new year.

  57. MatrixTransform Avatar

    she didn’t show … plush

  58. Crossie Avatar

    What this thread needs is a little Pussycat

  59. areff Avatar

    Did someone say they fancied the pipes? Here’s a chanter at least with a tin whistle and more. Good beat and you can dance to it.


    Happy New Year, cats.

  60. areff Avatar

    The perfect song for about 2am, when the flush of youth is still upon one’s cheeks, rowdy company is in attendance and and all are inclined to join in the chorus. Black 47’s Like a Rolling Stone.


  61. srr Avatar

    Some 12 year old joy to re-set the mood – Steve Martin, Chevy Chase & the psalmist –

    Paul Simon – Proof (Official Video)

  62. bemused Avatar

    Pretty much any Australian music from the late 60s, early 70s:

    Eagle Rock

    I’ll Be Gone

    Friday On My Mind

  63. Mak Siccar Avatar
    Mak Siccar

    And now for something completely different ….
    (Hope it works.). Happy new year everyone.


  64. zyconoclast Avatar

    December 31, 2021 at 7:37 pm
    Songs about prostitutes please,

    A bit late.
    Along the same theme…

    Them – Gloria (1965)

    or my favourite

    Gloria – Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker

  65. Muddy Avatar

    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.”)

  66. Bruce Avatar

    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.

  67. mizaris Avatar


    Ex UWA architecture student and near neighbour in Belmont WA.

  68. Rabz Avatar

    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 … 😕

  69. Bruce Avatar

    More on the degeneracy of the “Opinion-shapers” of the LSM.


  70. Rabz Avatar

    From the schoolyard to home
    On the streets that we roam

    I catch myself in a mirror
    See a pathetic little boy

    Who’s come to get you down

  71. Rabz Avatar

    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 …

  72. Rabz Avatar

    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

  73. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    not to mention the Triffids

    Speaking of Richard Burton…

    The Eve of the War (1978)

    I had the double album on on vinyl, sapphire needle. Awesome.

  74. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    floodposting his magical thinking about Venice

    Ok that gets one too.

    Ultravox – Vienna (1980)

    Just up the road.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    a particularly busty Home and Away actress

    Not especially busty (especially after the cancer) but a fine Oz soap graduate none the less:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Sc_rsAaf0 (30 Dec 2021)

  76. Rabz Avatar

    What’s the matter now, loverboy
    Has the cat run off with your tongue?
    Are you drinking to get maudlin …
    Or drinking to get numb?

  77. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    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.

  78. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

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

    Not half bad.

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