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Song of the Day | Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits

Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits – 7-inch Vinyl Record

Nutbush City Limits was written by Tina Turner and released in 1973. It was one of the last successes they had together before they split. Featuring some fantastic guitar sounds and and a great synth solo, this track rocks!

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#nowspinning | Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange – Music From The Soundtrack

This is a fantastic score, featuring classics by Elgar, Beethoven and Rossini. It’s most significant though for it’s use of synthesisers to recreate versions of classical music, including use of a vocoder. Wendy Carlos (then Walter), was previously famous for her Switched on Bach albums, which featured more classical music performed on Moog modular synthesisers. We can thank Wendy for helping bring both synthesisers and classical music into contemporary popular culture.

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Song of the Day | Cerrone – Supernature

Checkout this 1970’s funky disco classic by Cerrone. Imagining a dystopian in which creatures from down below would take revenge on mankind, it sounds very synthwave / Stranger Things now. This song was a hit on the US disco charts and had some success in the UK where it reached number 8 in the charts. 10 years later it was covered by Erasure…


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#nowspinning | Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen gets a bad press in my opinion. ‘Depressing’ is a word that gets bandied about quite a lot. While I agree it’s not jump and down music, just sit down in a quiet space and listen to Songs of Leonard Cohen, his 1967 debut album….

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Song of the Day | The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu ‎– It’s Grim Up North

1991, and an anthem for northern England courtesy of The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu…

Bolton, Barnsley, Nelson, Colne, Burnley, Bradford, Buxton, Crewe, Warrington, Widnes, Wigan, Leeds, Northwich, Nantwich, Knutsford, Hull, Sale, Salford, Southport, Leigh, Kirkby, Kearsley, Keighley, Maghull, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Oldham, Lancs, Grimsby, Glossop, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Bootle, Featherstone, Speke, Runcorn, Rotherham, Rochdale, Barrow, Morecambe, Macclesfield, Lytham St Annes, Clitheroe, Cleethorpes, the M62, Pendlebury, Prestwich, Preston, York, Skipton, Scunthorpe, Scarborough-on-Sea, Chester, Chorley, Cheadle Hulmee, Hulme, Ormskirk, Accrington, Stanley, Leigh, Ossett, Otley, Ilkley Moor, Sheffield, Manchester, Castleford, Skem, Doncaster, Dewsbury, Halifax, Bingley, Bramhall.