• Featured Programs

    Alan Rankine on Retropopic Radio

    Alongside great tracks, including 7 from The Associates, Alan Rankine music maker in The Associates talks with Neil Saint about life within, and on from, his partnership with vocalist Bill (y) McKenzie in the group. How did Alan become the only producer (so far) outside 4AD for a Cocteau Twins release with ‘Peppermint Pig’? What are his memories of working with Josef K vocalist Paul Haig? Why did The Associates reconvene after 10 years in 1992? What roles did Billy and Alan inhabit to write ‘Steven You’re Still Really Something’? Why did this collaboration fizzle out when Billy came down to…

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    Angel Eyes on Midday Jazz

    Rob says “Angel eyes, remember it happened in Monterey. You had nothing to lose whilst all I desired was for you to be happy. If only George Benson, Diane Schuur, James Morrison or Pearl Noir could have helped me.”  Have…

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    Hank Williams on There Goes That Song Again

    In the first hour this week, Brian celebrates the 98th anniversary of legendary country music composer and singer, Hank Williams, born on 17th September, 1923. In addition to many of Hank’s own recordings, many of his songs were recorded by,…

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    Songs of Hope on Pop Rock

    Rob asks “Are you feeling depressed and anxious? Coronavirus got you down? It’s time for some positivity, It’s time for SONGS OF HOPE! The world has been through terrible and devastating pandemics and World Wars in the past. Humankind has…

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    The Associates on Retropopic Radio

    Alongside five great songs, including three by The Associates on ‘Fourth Drawer Down’ and three from hit album ‘Sulk’. in this program  Neil Saint talks with musician Alan Rankine about those early releases as momentum builds as well as the…

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    Tom The Teacher on Cosmic Cowboy Cafe

    At this time every year Tom the Teacher (ret.) joins Eddie White in the studio for a look at what has happened in Ameripolitan music in the year so far. Because of strict Covid-19 safety protocols Tom wasn’t able to…

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    Strike Up The Band on Midday Jazz

    Rob says “Let’s strike up the band and play Jamie’s tune. If you can’t sing it, you’ll have to swing it because everything I love is in this song. I wonder if Natalie Cole, Zoot Sims, Ray Brown or Susan…

  • Reviews

    Album Review: Disclosure – Energy

    Disclosure’s third album ‘Energy’ has been hot on my radar ever since it was announced at the start of the year. The record follows two fantastic EP’s that were released by Guy and Howard over the last couple years. These…