To kick off 2015 in style DJ Butcher (aka Deano von Lounge) and Poly-O-Rythmo (aka Heavyfuzz aka Headsfunk) dropped in to play the lush and ultra rare vinyl sounds of northern soul, Kenyan dub, Ethiopian jazz, afro funk, psychedelic rock, sixties soul, and all sorts of things in between.
Thats 5 DJs for the price of 2.
And it’s the ultimate in laziness by The Herb Whisperer, and, Fraserhead. We’ll be back in action next week though.
Today’s show contained snippets from a flexi-disc that was given away with a December 1982 edition of Smash Hits. The top pop stars of the day (plus The Piranhas‘ Boring Bob Grover) recorded special Christmas greetings for the readers. The idea was Neil Tennant’s, the news editor at the time.
To hear recollections from other writers and editors have a listen to The Word podcast “Remembering Smash Hits” taken from one of this year’s Word In Your Ear events. One anecdote involves heroin, Marilyn, Jimmy Saville, sea cadets, French restaurateurs and a stroppy teenager from Rochdale – all the elements you need for a true Christmas tale.