The Radio Show March 2024: Our favourite new songs


Cats, due to popular demand, here we are.

If any of you have heard a song of late that you’ve never heard before or a new cover of a song you love, then you know what to do.

Post it, preferably with a film clip in the comments.

Otherwise, just post your favourite songs.

Given we’re existing in a very uncertain time in human history, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of escapism.

Such as this:

Let’s have some tunes, Cats!


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mc
mc
March 9, 2024 7:22 pm

The latest ear worm here.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq-VOt-02XY

Flo and Eddie sound like interesting gentlemen.

Roger
Roger
March 9, 2024 7:35 pm

Actually a cover (not many people know that:

What’s So Funny ’bout Peace, Love & Understanding.

I saw this line up live c. 1978.

I think this was the encore.

eric hinton
eric hinton
March 9, 2024 7:37 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 9, 2024 7:42 pm

The new Stones LP is pretty good. They still have it!

The Rolling Stones – Mess It Up (20 Oct)

miltonf
miltonf
March 9, 2024 7:52 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 9, 2024 7:53 pm

The YT sidebar just put this one up for me, since I’ve linked Black Crowes tracks in the past. Cheating I know, since this is the first time have seen or listened to it, but hey.

The Black Crowes – Wanting and Waiting (15 Mar)

Yep the album isn’t out until next week, but they’ve already uploaded this one. It’s pretty good. The antics on stage are cheesy but the music is good bluesy rock.

Roger
Roger
March 9, 2024 7:58 pm

Ah…the mid ’80s; Dickey Betts rocking a skinny tie and a Les Paul Goldtop.

He’s long since retired on the royalties from Top Gear.

Roger
Roger
March 9, 2024 8:07 pm

A great cover of a classic radio song from my youth (featuring the songwriter):

Listen to the Music

miltonf
miltonf
March 9, 2024 8:10 pm
miltonf
miltonf
March 9, 2024 8:18 pm
miltonf
miltonf
March 9, 2024 8:25 pm
miltonf
miltonf
March 9, 2024 8:29 pm
Roger
Roger
March 9, 2024 8:29 pm

Two great & lovely female singers from the 1960s covering ‘Different Drum’, written by Mike Nesmith of The Monkees fame:

P.P. Arnold

Linda Ronstadt

Roger
Roger
March 9, 2024 8:36 pm

The Four Tops in 1967 covering The Left Banke’s 1966 baroque pop masterpiece:

Walk Away Renee

Roger
Roger
March 9, 2024 8:37 pm

With an honourable mention …

Chuckle.

Roger
Roger
March 9, 2024 8:50 pm

Not a cover, but often covered by others:

Gimme Some Lovin’

Reportedly written in half an hour under pressure to come up with a hit.

Roger
Roger
March 9, 2024 9:18 pm

Keep on runnin‘, Rog! ?

Steve Winwood…often reduced to opening for acts that don’t have a tenth of his talent.

Not sure what went wrong there.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
March 9, 2024 9:34 pm
Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 9, 2024 9:59 pm
Buccaneer
Buccaneer
March 9, 2024 10:18 pm

The delicious irony of Weller’s later work

Davey Boy
March 9, 2024 10:19 pm
Buccaneer
Buccaneer
March 9, 2024 10:27 pm

Weird Al, no send up dressed like Buddy Holly, doing Toto with the band who’s biggest hit was named Buddy Holly

Buccaneer
Buccaneer
March 9, 2024 10:34 pm

Weller does a great protest song, but his lyrics sound like they don’t belong to the left anymore

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 10, 2024 12:20 am
MatrixTransform
March 10, 2024 1:10 am
johanna
johanna
March 10, 2024 6:44 am

Cover versions – one of the best ever for a Beatles song is from an unlikely Australian band called Zoot – here.

Looking it up (I wanted to check the details) I discovered that everyone and his/her dog has covered Eleanor Rigby, especially a roll call of American blues/jazz/soul artists. It’s a haunting song.

Daryl Cotton on vocals, Beeb Birtles bass and Rick Brewster guitar. It’s rough and raw, and I love it!

Someone upthread mentioned Flo and Eddie, aka The Turtles. They were a couple of edgy comedians, and did a memorable stint with Frank Zappa. Their piece about groupies, on Mothers Live at the Fillmore East, still makes me chuckle after decades of listenings. I had the good luck to see them live once, and they were a hoot.

Further to cover versions, blues and blues-influenced rock is 95% cover versions. So is a lot of folk and folk rock.

But if the definition is directly copying a recent song, an award must go to the Easybeats. David Bowie covered Friday on My Mind, a huge compliment from a megastar. 🙂

John
John
March 10, 2024 11:39 am
eric hinton
eric hinton
March 10, 2024 5:50 pm

Del Shannon Under my Thumb

Louis Litt
March 10, 2024 6:32 pm

Matrix 1:10 pm
The cover of feeling is indescribable from the original I am so in reply intwined with
https://open.spotify.com/track/6OfAaE2skMyNtZtzhlpA5q?si=e7AQNttIQnayQwTUWSUm-A&context=spotify%3Asearch%3Amorros%2Balbert%2Bfeelings

grumpy
grumpy
March 10, 2024 8:03 pm

Sweet Home Alabama by The Leningrad Cowboys backed by the Red Army Choir. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4aecZhFsqA

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 10:17 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgAoe1o2134

Damnfine version of “Knocking on Heavens Door” by Mark Knofler.

MatrixTransform
March 11, 2024 12:28 am
MatrixTransform
March 11, 2024 12:33 am

play it from 2:11 for all it’s dick-slapping glory

duncanm
duncanm
March 11, 2024 11:51 am

I’ve been getting back into James Brown a bit lately..

How can you beat this for a performance?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRubq5D-3kM

duncanm
duncanm
March 11, 2024 11:53 am

.. and a bit of smoooth 70’s funk

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

duncanm
duncanm
March 11, 2024 12:00 pm

a bit of left field – this has to be the best use of music in a movie/show scene I’ve seen for some time..

Letterkenny – Dierks getting caught

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSrdL7jIO70

(for background. The chick in the red top is Katy, who’s going to the US to surprise her boyfriend, Dierks.

Wayne (Katy’s brother) has warned Dierks not to mess with his sister, and has been tipped off that he’s been cheating on her, so the whole town drives over the border to kick the living sh*t out of him).

duncanm
duncanm
March 11, 2024 3:03 pm

This Have a Cigar cover may have come up before — fantastic..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R6StQfLNbw

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