The Red Shift 1 ~ Updownstrangecharm



Week 1 – Up Down Strange Charm


Bert Jansch – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

Lambchop – Soaky In The Pooper.

Beth Gibbons – Drake.

Nick Drake – Northern Sky.

Iron and Wine – Carousel.

Wilco – Muzzle of Bees.

Boards of Canada- Dayvan Cowboy.

Scientist – Dance of the Vampires.

D.J. Shadow – Changling.

Shuggie Otis – Not Available.

Blur – Sweet Song.

Dan Masson – Sonargon.

Joan As Policewoman – Flash.

Atlantique Khan – Chaos.



Slight Return 4

Exploring a very few classic civil rights/protest songs, and a bit of Morrissey of course


Slight Return 4

The Smiths – Panic

Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam

Buffalo Springfield – For what its worth

David Bowie – Look back in anger

Bob Marley – No more trouble

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son

Gil Scott Heron – Work for peace

Joan Baez – Oh Freedom

John Lennon – Give Peace a chance

Paul Hardcastle – 19

Talking Heads – Road to nowhere

Outkast – Rosa Parks

Wilco – War on war

Grand Funk Rail road – Im your captain



Slight Return 4

Suburban Superheroes – Solar Flares across the Eastern Star System #13

Krossie & Groove are joined by a fellow Alien – Kamintronic from the Eastern Star System – from the Metal Bloc of Stars and we discuss life, what S stands for according to Cletus, listen to the dudes who read Marx, find out about the Russian wolf and the pioneer hare, Krossie plays a white-label and we listen to what the kids are listening to!

Bizarre adventures are about to begin as always – as we send our transmission back our mother planet – Spudarchy.


freedom fry hi fi: you got to have power

freedom fry 15

raga:janasammodini – Lakhsmi shankar

memory band- rotary connection

underground- curtis mayfield

parade (realistic ballet) composed by eric satie, performed by houston symphony orchestra, efrem kurtz, conductor

caterpillar creep-raymond scott and his orchestra

chamarrita nova – frank da luz and orchestra

la bamba de vera cruz – ethel smith and the banda carioca

you got to have power – muriel gaines  (the enchantress)

atlantis- donovan


Groove On The Wireless [#17] Shoo Shoo

GrooveOnTheWireless17  It may take you as a surprise to know that the good Doctor when he steps in front of the mic has no idea where the music will take you.  So we started to look for home, closing the door on one year and starting another.  From there we ended up in the Congo and finally we ended up in the cotton club possibly – because I’m off to sail the seven seas and get into adventures.


Artist :                                           Track                                      

LCD Soundsystem                         Home

Peaking Lights                             Moonrise

Beirut                                               A Sunday Smile

Moby                                          God Moving Over the Face of Water

M83                                            On a White Lake, beside a Green Mountain

[[Staff Benda Bilili]]                     Marguerite

Barnt                                Geffen [Phillipp Gorbachev Version]

Super Collider                                 Darn [Cold way of lovin]

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry                          Disco Devil

Dinah Washington                       Shoo Shoo Baby

Hang The Blessed DJ – Show #2


Happy New Year evlybody!! Hope you all had a great Christmas!

Decided to mix things up a bit for this weeks show and play a selection of (mostly) instrumental tracks, all of which immediately stood out the first time I heard them. Love listening to them alone, in the dark, with the volume cranked up. Enjoy!


Track Listing:

  • Miami Nice – Elastica
  • A Warm Place – Nine Inch Nails
  • Alone In Kyoto – AIR
  • 4th of July – U2
  • Opening Image – Arve Henriksen
  • Any Other Name – Thomas Newman
  • Requiem In D Minor – John Murphy
  • Soeqlopur – Sigur Rós
  • Austerlitz – The Jezabels
  • Everywhen – Massive Attack
  • Asphalt (Interlude) – Amusement Parks On Fire
  • Highway of Endless Dreams – M83
  • Adrift – Tycho


Sounds from thge Attic 2012 rewind

attic best off

2012 REWIND – Some favourite tracks from the year gone.
No intros’s i messed with or deleted my mic setting!!!!!!! I’ll sort it for next week. Doh!!!
Anna von Hauswolff – Mountains Crave
King Cresote & Jon Hopkins – Bubble
Hurray for the riff raff – Rambling girl
Swans – Mother of the world
Norman Westberg – MRI ( excerpt)
Bill Fay – Jesus etc.
First Aid Kit – Emmylou
Dexys – No where is home
Greg Haines – Caden Cotard
Anthony & the johnsons – Cut the world

the sour song show 10

the sour song show 10

1. the primos – leave me

2. dug dug;s – cambia cambia

3. los shajatos – no puedo estar sin ti

4. las ultrasonicas – camel de sevilla

5. the last poets – mean machine

6. boris elkis – a perfect getaway soundtrack

7. A R rahman – lieration begins

8. mudvayne – dig

9. the cure – airlock

10. vortex original soundtrack – black box disco

11. lalo schifrin – shifting gears

12. joe strummer – minstrel boy

13. starsky and hutch allstars – original mix

14. iggy pop – eat or be eaten

15. lalo schifrin – bullitt end theme

Whatever You’re Havin’ #14 – happy birthday Lemmy

Whatever You’re Havin’ 0014 – happy birthday Lemmy

We are Motorhead - Motorhead
Shake Your Blood - Probot
Evil Matcher - Gluecifer
Speedfreak - The Hellacopters
Rock Out - Motorhead
Crossroads - Zeke
God of GSXR - Zeke
Let's Get Drugs- Zeke
R.A.M.O.N.E.S. - The Groovie Ghoulies
We are the Roadcrew - Electric Frankenstein
Stay Clean - Motorhead
No Class - Motorhead
Brotherhood of Man - Motorhead
Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down - Throw Rag
Queen of Noise - Muscle Car
Riding - The Dukes of Nothing
Prince of the Rodeo - Turbonegro
Don't Talk to Me - Girlschool
Live the Storm - Disfear
Twist of Fate - Peter Pan Speedrock
Saw it Coming - Puffball
Satan's Little Helper - The Nitwitz
I'll Be Your Sister - Zeke
Iron Fist - Motorhead

Slight Return 3

So being that it’s Radio Active I’m going to be try to look a little at what a political song means. Is it political because of who wrote it, when it was written, or the content? (and still anticipating getting a mic soon!)

Slight Return 3

Rodriguez – This Is not a Song, Its An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues

Lupe Fiasco – Dumb It Down

Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction

The Animals – We gotta get out of this place

Pixies – Monkey gone to heaven

Indio – Hard Sun

Christy Moore – Viva La Quinta Brigada

Cymande – Breezeman

Billy Bragg – Between the Wars

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young –  Ohio

Richie Havens – Freedom

Manic Street Preachers – Design for Life

U2 – Red Hill Mining Town

Pulp – The last day of the miners strike

Pete Seeger – Which side are you on?

Marvin Gaye – Mercy mercy me (The ecology)


The Shabby Shuffle – Two Tone Three

The third and final programme in a series exploring the original versions of songs covered on the Two Tone record label.

The Shabby Shuffle – Two Tone Three

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  1. The Sounds – Shufflin’
  2. Huey Smith & The Clowns – Sea Cruise
  3. Desmond Dekker – 007 Shanty Town
  4. Prince Buster – Madness
  5. The Skatalites – Guns of Navarone
  6. Sam & Dave – I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
  7. Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk
  8. Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp
  9. Theo Beckford – Easy Snappin’
  10. Johnny Taylor – Blues in the Night
  11. The Pioneers – Mama Look Deh
  12. Thelonious Monk – In Walked Bud
  13. Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  14. Victor Romero Evans – At The Club
  15. Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja
  16. Musical Youth – Whatcha Talking ‘Bout
  17. The Bodysnatchers – The Boiler


Groove On The Wireless Best of a Dozen (2012)

Groove On TheWireless [#16] Best of a dozen kind of idea.  2012 was a great year for music not only because RadioActive started rebroadcasting and gave a home to middle aged Dj’s like the good Doctor, but also because of the music.  Music has shattered, splintered into a thousand shards and many of them are exquisite, so it’s impossible to bring you it all.  What I did for this show was pick a few of the great songs or sounds that flew in my ear this year and left a scratch on the cerebrum.  They may not be from 2012 but they were new to my brain and soul when they hit.

So come on – so much time so little to do, no scratch that, reverse it as Mr. Wonka said, Let’s go.


Nicholas Jaar – Problem with the Sun

Lindstrom & Christabelle – Lovesick

Darondo – Didn’t I

Kitty Pryde – Okay Cupid

Usher – Climax

Burial & Four Tet – Nova

Supreme Cuts – Lessons of Darkenes (Apology) – [Free Download from XLR8R]

Big Sean Ft. Jay-Z, Kwane West – Clique – [Instrumental]

Hot Chip Ft. Robert Wyatt – We’re looking for a lot of love

Bola – MSBH Fade [Remix]

Plan B – Ill Manors – (recommend  from Duke -Lukem)

Frank Ocean – Thinking about you [Ryan Hemsworth bootleg]


Hang The Blessed DJ – Show #1

Hang The Blessed DJ – Show #1

Greetings Earthlings!

Welcome to my first show on Radioactive International. Ooh I could crush a grape! (to be said in your best Stu Francis voice).

My shows will be going out every Friday @ 4pm GMT if anyone wants to tune in to the live stream.

This weeks show in a mix of 80’s post-punk and alt-pop, with a smattering of ambient electronica! No talking. Just music. Enjoy!!

Oh, if anyone has any requests, or just wants to say hello, drop me a line in the comments box.

Dave Shiel


Track Listing:

  • Slow Train To Dawn – The The
  • The Thinner The Air – Cocteau Twins
  • Love Like Blood – Killing Joke
  • The Figurehead – The Cure
  • Transmission – Joy Division
  • How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
  • All That Money Wants – The Psychedelic Furs
  • Swimming Horses – Siousxie And The Banshees
  • Cars – Gary Numan
  • Wild Is The Wind – David Bowie
  • Tomorrow Started – Talk Talk
  • Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960 – Brian Eno


This Show Totally Fucking Rocks Numero 14 27th December

This Show Totally Fucking Rocks Numero 14 27th December

This week’s show was originally recorded as I was making my way to Belfast to play in the Warzone Centre.  Tune in for loads of great tunes from the North and from all over.  This week’s cadre of killers includes:


The Melvins



The Undertones

The Buzzcocks


New Bomb Turks



Jeff The Brotherhood

Spider Fever

Dead Kennedys


Harlan T. Bobo

Dag Nasty

Fucked Up


And finally

Runnin Riot



HMDRS – post xmas slump

Graveyard – Hisingen Blues
Wild Rocket – Self Medication
High on Fire – Devilution
Gluecifer – Rock n Roll Asshole
Jesu – Birth Day
Leaf Hound – Freelance Fiend
Pharaoh Overlord – Out of the Darkness
The Heads  – Mystic Healer / Less is More
The Sword – Iron Swan
Queens Of The Stone Age – Wake up Screaming
Lower Class Brats – The New Seditionaries  


The sour song show 9

the sour song show 9

1. the north sea – decay

2. crispy ambulance – deaf

3. section 25 – dirty disco

4. a certain ratio – all night party 1979

5. test deptment – shockwork

6. test dept & the south wales striking miners choir – comrades in arms

7. joy division – digital

8. john giorno band – scum and slime

9. crispy ambulance – united

10. mud honey – touch me i’m sick

11. corner shop – 6am jullandar shere

12. young marble giants – final day

13, and the native hipsters – thers goes concorde again