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! 🙂
Rabz

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Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:01 pm

Peoples! 🙂

Let’s get those tunes a’ happenin’!

Bruce
Bruce
December 31, 2021 7:03 pm

Roll on, Twenty Twenty TOO!

Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:06 pm

If this doesn’t get peoples dancing, nothing will …

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 7:09 pm

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

Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:15 pm
Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:20 pm

Rabz,

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… 🙂

Delta A
Delta A
December 31, 2021 7:23 pm

Sorry, Rabz. Us old boomers gotta boom.

Smoke ’em if ya got ’em.

Delta A
Delta A
December 31, 2021 7:25 pm
Delta A
Delta A
December 31, 2021 7:28 pm

Darn it! Can’t link.

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

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:32 pm

Us old boomers gotta boom.

And Shake The Room…

Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:32 pm

Delta – I’m presuming you meant this

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

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 7:34 pm

‘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

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 7:37 pm

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)
Maxine
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)

Bluey
Bluey
December 31, 2021 7:42 pm

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.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 7:43 pm

James Hird or James Joyce?

Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:48 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 7:52 pm

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)

Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:58 pm

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 …”

Arky
December 31, 2021 8:05 pm

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZlniYWyKGE

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 8:07 pm

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

Rabz
December 31, 2021 8:10 pm

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 …

Rabz
December 31, 2021 8:13 pm

Chicago

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 8:16 pm

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)

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 8:19 pm

Whatareya?

Whataryeeew?

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

#OhLord

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 8:22 pm

Whataryeeew?

Might resemble that. Also might resemble this.

I love NASA (not the space agency).

Arky
December 31, 2021 8:25 pm
Rabz
December 31, 2021 8:29 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 8:31 pm

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

Arky
December 31, 2021 8:34 pm

Remember, nothing good is associated with the word “progressive”. Progressive politics, progressive dementia, progressive diseases of the groinoidal regions, and progressive rock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkADj0TPrJA

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 8:37 pm

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

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 8:43 pm

One of my all time favouritesPete at his best

Ivan Denisovich
Ivan Denisovich
December 31, 2021 8:43 pm
Ivan Denisovich
Ivan Denisovich
December 31, 2021 8:48 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 8:51 pm

Aussie band, pretty unsung.

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

Arky
December 31, 2021 8:51 pm

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

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

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 8:53 pm

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

Rabz
December 31, 2021 8:57 pm

BoN – Good choice, I still have the album.

Terrible audio version in youtube, unfortunately.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 8:57 pm

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

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 9:01 pm

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.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 9:06 pm

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.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 9:09 pm

Bluddee hell – what a woman … 😕

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 9:12 pm

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.

John H.
John H.
December 31, 2021 9:14 pm
jupes
jupes
December 31, 2021 9:16 pm

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.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 9:16 pm

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

Turbo Knight- Dawn:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RfJeeDxiPXY

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 9:19 pm

Bluddee hell – what a woman

She burns. Amazing lady.

vr
vr
December 31, 2021 9:20 pm

Bruce — that drummer is Cindy Blackman.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 9:21 pm

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

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 9:26 pm

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.

jupes
jupes
December 31, 2021 9:32 pm

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.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 9:35 pm

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

Rabz
December 31, 2021 9:40 pm

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”?

Rabz
December 31, 2021 9:47 pm

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

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 9:57 pm

The definitive Oasis song

Prefer the other guys.
Sorry.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 10:02 pm

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

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 10:08 pm

The definitive Oasis song.

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

I’ll have to do some Gorillaz then.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 10:10 pm

Beck – “Sound and Vision” live …

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 10:11 pm

*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.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 10:21 pm

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

Damon
Damon
December 31, 2021 10:24 pm

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

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 10:26 pm

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

Finis

Rabz
December 31, 2021 10:29 pm

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.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 10:30 pm

Thanks, Bruce – see you next year …

Rabz
December 31, 2021 10:38 pm

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 …

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 10:40 pm
MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 11:06 pm

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

Rabz
December 31, 2021 11:51 pm

After a very trying year, we need to feel it

Rabz
January 1, 2022 12:00 am
Arky
January 1, 2022 12:02 am

Happy new year.

MatrixTransform
January 1, 2022 12:28 am

she didn’t show … plush

Crossie
Crossie
January 1, 2022 12:41 am

What this thread needs is a little Pussycat

Crossie
Crossie
January 1, 2022 12:42 am
Rabz
January 1, 2022 12:46 am
areff
areff
January 1, 2022 1:06 am

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA7QG_5oFTY&list=OLAK5uy_mcu71O06xI60jA91l7y3rfeIbdNBIcK30

Happy New Year, cats.

areff
areff
January 1, 2022 1:15 am

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h8ydF_TimU&list=OLAK5uy_mcu71O06xI60jA91l7y3rfeIbdNBIcK30&index=124

srr
srr
January 1, 2022 1:53 am

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

Paul Simon – Proof (Official Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Oh-GDikis

bemused
bemused
January 1, 2022 6:23 am

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

Eagle Rock

I’ll Be Gone

Friday On My Mind

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
January 1, 2022 7:52 am

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

https://youtu.be/a_0FHyF3Pyk

zyconoclast
zyconoclast
January 1, 2022 10:29 am

Dotsays:
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

Muddy
Muddy
January 1, 2022 10:59 am

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.”)

Bruce
Bruce
January 1, 2022 3:45 pm

Late-night driving song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-NW3qLcUlA

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

Also two drummers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWF_o-MnIAY

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.

mizaris
mizaris
January 1, 2022 7:37 pm

https://youtu.be/gsk6WyYAjp8

Ex UWA architecture student and near neighbour in Belmont WA.

Rabz
January 2, 2022 5:23 pm

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 … 😕

Bruce
Bruce
January 3, 2022 8:56 am

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

https://victorygirlsblog.com/daughter-of-ted-cruz-falls-prey-to-media-vultures/

Rabz
January 3, 2022 8:12 pm

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

Rabz
January 3, 2022 8:40 pm

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 …

Rabz
January 3, 2022 8:48 pm

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
Start
A Town Called Malice
Going Underground
Precious
Wings of speed
The Eton Rifles
Whirlpool’s end

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 3, 2022 9:31 pm

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.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 3, 2022 9:36 pm

floodposting his magical thinking about Venice

Ok that gets one too.

Ultravox – Vienna (1980)

Just up the road.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 3, 2022 9:47 pm

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)

Rabz
January 3, 2022 9:50 pm

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?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 3, 2022 10:12 pm

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.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 3, 2022 10:14 pm

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

Not half bad.

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