“What the FUCK is going on?” They asked of the music industry, back in 1987, when Whitney Houston joined them for Mission Impossible. They donned capes and made a pilgrimage to Dura, but by 1994 they were in the money. Their costly Art statements made blood boil on a million quid bonfire. Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty wrote The Manual on how to have a hit record and then proceeded to ‘Kick out the JAMS’ again and again.
- We got the Foghorn! Interracial sex, Colombian style with the Afrosound.
- We dig those Black girls, Oh! so much more than White girls.
- Why get married when you can Shack Up with Banbarra?
- The Harder they Come: lost on the white cliffs of Dover and Kingston with Jimmy Cliff.
- Can one band create a movement? We say no! The Sex Pistols didn’t create Punk (it was the Damned, of course) and Elvis didn’t invent Rock & Roll (neither did Ike Turner, however).
- Don’t you speak my language? Why Slim Gaillard became the lexicographer of Beat Poetry.
- Angelically glum: The divine dirges of Nick Drake.
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Episode 75 Tracklist
- J.V.C. Force – Strong Island
- Johnny Cash – Own Personal Jesus
- Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
- The Monks – Boys are Boys
- The Afrosound – Fiebre en la Jungla
- Slim Gaillard & His Middle Europeans – Yiproc Heresy
- The Jams – Whitney Joins the Jams
- Benny Goodman -Jam Session
- Joyce – Banana
- Anti Pop Consortium – Laundry
- Violent Femmes – Black Girls
- John Spencer Blues Explosion – Pant Leg
- Michael Gibbs – Family Toy
- Banbarra – Shack Up
- The Fire Engines – Candy Skin
- Jackie Brenston & His Delta Kings – Rocket 88
- Nick Drake – At the Chime of the City
- Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross
- Lord Invader – Bassa Down