Vinyl Junkies June

On Thursday, after voting,  I went to The Herald pub for their monthly ‘Vinyl Junkies’ open decks night. I was great to see that the night has grown since I last went, and there were more people signed up to spin their records. Again it was a real mix of musical styles and everyone was very welcoming and appreciative of each others’ passion. Vinyl Junkies takes place on the second Thursday of each month at The Herald, Broadly Road, Harlow.

Here’s what I played –

The Stooges – TV Eye
Wilson Picket – Born To Be Wild
Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer
The Nerves – Hanging On The Telephone
The Who – I Can’t Explain
Small Faces – Grow Your Own
Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings – This Land Is Your Land
Aaron Neville – Hercules
T Rex – Children Of The Revolution
Newtown Neurotics – Kick Out The Tories


Black Wax 18 & 19 Ricci Sits In!

Apologies with the delay in listing the last 2 shows – it’s been a busy couple of weeks! Gigging has taken me back up to Manchester and then over to Serbia, both times with the Newtown Neurotics. Whilst I was off on bass duties my good pal Ricci Ashoori took control of the show for me, so no dead air and if you’re interested in Salt & Vinegar crips show 19 is the one for you!

Both shows are here and track listings are below. Enjoy!

Track list 18 –

  • 1 Fa-Fa-Fa by Datarock
  • 2 I Believe In Miracles by Jackson Sisters
  • 3 Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  • 4 Hello by Oasis
  • 5 Beautiful Ones by Suede
  • 6 Helicopter by Bloc Party
  • 7 Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins
  • 8 This World (Is Going Up In Flames) by Charles Bradley
  • 9 Freddie’s Dead by Curtis Mayfield
  • 10 They Call Me Superbad by James Brown
  • 11 Sliced Tomatoes by Just Brothers
  • 12 D.A.N.C.E. by Justice
  • 13 We Are Your Friends by Justice vs Simian
  • 14 It’s Not Over Yet by Klaxons
  • 15 Always Your Way by My Vitriol
  • 16 Graffiti by Maximo Park
  • 17 What Do You Want From Me by Monanco
  • 18 Munich by Editors
  • 19 The Rat by The Walkmen
  • 20 Blinded By The Sun by Seahorses
  • 21 The Letter by The Box Tops
  • 22 Wolf Like Me by TV On The Radio
  • 23 I Wait For You by Souls
  • 24 Yes by McAlmont & Butler

Track list 19 –

  • 1 Downtown by Petula Clark
  • 2 Reward by The Teardrop Explodes
  • 3 Whip It by Devo
  • 4 Midnight At The Oasis by Maria Muldaur
  • 5 Miss You by The Rolling Stones
  • 6 The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) by The Jam
  • 7 Down On Me by S O U L S
  • 8 Holocene by Bon Iver
  • 9 Girls by Death In Vegas
  • 10 9:45 by The Feelmores
  • 11 Accidentally Completely by Spiral Soul
  • 12 Garden Cities Of Tomorrow by The Worldonfire
  • 13 Tales From The Barside by The Filaments
  • 14 The Mess by Newtown Neurotics
  • 15 Save The World Get The Girl by The King Blues
  • 16 If… by The Bluetones
  • 17 If You’re Thinking Of Me by Dodgy
  • 18 Human As You by Krome
  • 19 Already In The Blood by Bibelots
  • 20 House Party At Boothy’s by Little Man Tate
  • 21 The Hunger by Frankie & The Heartstrings
  • 22 Trains To Brazil by Guillemots
  • 23 Ms. Jackson by Outkast

Black Wax 17 is up!

This was a real fun show to do! Reunited with my old indie disco partner Ricci Ashoori to talk through the old days of Virgin Megastore, Harlow Indie Discos and songs we forgot we love.


Track list –

  • 1 Somebody To Love by Kasabian
  • 2 Talk Talk Talk by The Ordinary Boys
  • 3 Stereotypes by Blur
  • 4 Very Best Friend by Proud Mary
  • 5 God Knows (Demo) by Mando Diao
  • 6 Outside Your Door by The Stands
  • 7 Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
  • 8 22 Grand Job by The Rakes
  • 9 Fire! Fire! by Rotating Leslie
  • 10 Black And White Town by Doves
  • 11 Two Thousand Places by The Polyphonic Spree
  • 12 You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Subways
  • 13 Baby Jane by Belle And Sebastian
  • 14 Without You by El Presidente
  • 15 When I’m Alone by The Rifles
  • 16 Panda by Dungen
  • 17 Too Many DJ’s by Soulwax
  • 18 Chasing Rainbows by Shed Seven
  • 19 You’re In Love With A Psycho by Kasabian
  • 20 Shot Down by Nine Black Alps
  • 21 We Used To Vacation (Vacation In Chicago) by Cold War Kids
  • 22 Look What You’ve Done by Jet

Black Wax Live! Show 16

What a show! It has been an absolute honour to host the king of power pop – Paul Collins!

Black Wax wouldn’t be Black Wax without something going wrong, but luckily it was with me in the studio. Listen to the show and all will be clear.

As for the live set, it was perfection! The reason for the delay with getting the show uploaded is that I wanted to do the performance justice so Sam the sound man took the audio away to mix it properly, and it sounds great!

We also had brand new songs from Radiohearts and Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, as well as some classic power pop. Enjoy!

Track List –

  • 1 Alright by Radiohearts
  • 2 C’mon Josephine by Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
  • 3 I Don’t Remember by Cyanide Pills
  • 4 This Situation by Lucy & The Rats
  • 5 Rock City Limit by The Breakdowns
  • 6 Starry Eyes by The Records
  • 7 It Gets Me by The Rezillos
  • 8 Modern Kicks by The Exploding Hearts
  • 9 Local Girls by Graham Parker & The Rumour
  • 10 Summer Fun by The Barracudas
  • 11 Live In Session by Paul Collins
  • 12 New Race by Radio Birdman
  • 13 Crazy by Johnny Madcap & The Distractions
  • 14 School Days by The Runaways
  • 15 You Might Think by The Cars
  • 16 Situations by Slaughter & The Dogs
  • 17 Drummer Man by Tonight
  • 18 Offshore Banking Business by The Members

Photos by Andy Lee –

Black Wax 15 – return of the dodgy deck!

Yes, it was back, the dodgy deck of dooooooom. But I don’t think it ruined the show, if anything it gave it character. A brand new track from Duncan Reid & The Big Heads kicks off this weeks show. It was also Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks’ birthday so a great reason to give them a blast.

Great to have some new listeners on board too. Play it loud x


Track list –

  • 1 Bombs Away by Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
  • 2 Autonomy by Buzzcocks
  • 3 Heatwave by The Who
  • 4 All This And More by Dead Boys
  • 5 You Got Lucky by The Gaslight Anthem
  • 6 Blow Up by The James Taylor Quartet
  • 7 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Live at Ilford Odeon) by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
  • 8 Call On You (Live) by The Computers
  • 9 Don’t Wanna Go Home by Bad Cards
  • 10 Swallow My Tears by Tomy & The Cougars
  • 11 Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay by Peggy Lee
  • 12 Cool Jerk by The Capitols
  • 13 Something About You by The Four Tops
  • 14 Levi Stubbs’ Tears by Billy Bragg
  • 15 Different Kind Of Girl by Paul Collins’ Beat
  • 16 Hanging On The Telephone by The Nerves
  • 17 Dreaming by Blondie
  • 18 Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro
  • 19 Too Experienced by The Bodysnatchers
  • 20 Busy Doing Nothing (Acoustic Version) by My Second Head
  • 21 Jolene (Live) by The White Stripes
  • 22 Angels With Dirty Faces by Sham 69
  • 23 Hong Kong Garden by Siousxie And The Banshees
  • 24 Love Potion No. 9 by The Searchers
  • 25 Runaway by Del Shannon
  • 26 I Believe In Miracles by Mark Capanni
  • 27 Slain The Truth by The Basement
  • 28 White Horses by The Dying Shames
  • 29 Superman by Pete The Meat & The Boys
  • 30 The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
  • 31 I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You by Tom Waits

Black Wax 14 is up!

A bank holiday rockin’ special. Lots of full throttle rock n roll with the usual splattering of soulful sounds to compliment. Not just for a bank holiday Sunday though, no this can be listened to at any time of any day and for maximum enjoyment make sure you crank up the volume!


Track list –

  • 1 All My Friends Are Dead by Turbonegro
  • 2 The Trap by Los Pepes
  • 3 The Power And The Glory by Eddie & The Hot Rods
  • 4 Woman by Wolfmother
  • 5 Machine Born To Think by The Bonnevilles
  • 6 We Sound Amazing But We Look Like Shit by Los Chicos
  • 7 I’ll Keep On Holding On by The Detroit Cobras
  • 8 Tonight by MC5
  • 9 Three Nil by Don’t Worry
  • 10 Skulls by Misfits
  • 11 Homocide by 999
  • 12 Solitary Confinement by The Members
  • 13 Something’s Missing by The Chords
  • 14 D-a-a-ance by The Lambrettas
  • 15 Kick Out The Jams by Deep Street Soul featuring Tia Hunter
  • 16 What Have You Done For Me Lately? by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
  • 17 Working Too Hard by Paul Collins’ Beat
  • 18 Police Truck by Dead Kennedys
  • 19 Melody by Lucy & The Rats
  • 20 Tramp The Dirt Down by Elvis Costello
  • 21 Sixty Eight Guns by The Alarm
  • 22 There She Goes Again by Quireboys
  • 23 If You Want My Love by Cheap Trick
  • 24 Hippy Hippy Shake by The Swinging Blue Jeans
  • 25 The Witch by The Sonics
  • 26 Tiger In My Tank by King Salami And The Cumberland Three
  • 27 Low Rider by War
  • 28 I Saw Her Standing There by Little Richard
  • 29 Leader Of The Pack by The Shangri-Las
  • 30 Tin Solider by Small Faces
  • 31 The Journey by Amsterdam
  • 32 Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh

Black Wax 13 is up!

New show is up! A great show with a special guest in the studio. Cherry B joined me to recite some of her poetry and spin some of her favourite tracks. What a selection! Thanks very much to Bev for being part of the show, I hope you all enjoy it!


After the show I headed straight down to Islington to catch The Quireboys – a great set as always. Then Monday eve it was the launch part for the new Los Pepes LP. Was great to be back in the audience watching one of my favourite bands complete with Seisuke on bass. Check out their new LP here.

The Quireboys

Los Pepes

Track list –

  • 1 Keep On Running by Spencer Davis Group
  • 2 Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles
  • 3 I Wanna Be With You by Raspberries
  • 4 Three Button Hand Me Down by Faces
  • 5 Jimmy Does by The Loyalties
  • 6 Misty Rowe by Young Heart Attack
  • 7 Weekend by The Boys
  • 8 Princess & The Frog by The Jim Jones Revue
*Cherry B Picks…
  • 9 This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)* by Tammi Terrell
  • 10 Shoes* by Bobby Bland
  • 11 Across 110th Street* by Bobby Womack
  • 12 Spice Girls (Live) by Cherry B
  • 13 El Bandido* by Georgie Fame
  • 14 Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby* by Jimmy Smith
  • 15 Goo Goo Muck* by The Cramps
  • 16 Dirty Water* by The Standells
  • 17 Charity (Live) by Cherry B
  • 18 Project No.6* by Big Boss Man
  • 19 Miss You* by Rolling Stones
  • 20 The Corbyn Crush (Live) by Cherry B
  • 21 Identity* by X-Ray Spex
  • 22 Holiday In The Sun* by The Sex Pistols
  • 23 Now I Wanna Be Your Dog* by The Stooges
  • 24 Rock ’N Roll With Me* by David Bowie
  • 25 Barbara Cartland/Barbara Castle (Live) by Cherry B
  • 26 Looking Out My Window* by Tom Jones
  • 27 51st Anniversary* by Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • 28 (I Married An) Monster From Outer Space * by John Cooper Clarke
  • 29 Ooh La La* by Faces
  • 30 Daily Mail (Live) by Cherry B
  • 31 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood* by The Animals
  • 32 Dimples* by John Lee Hooker
  • 33 No In Our Backyard (Live) by Cherry Bev
  • 34 Aardvark* by Big Boss Man
  • 35 I Get The Sweetest Feeling* by Jackie Wilson