Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Capital Radio Two

I don't listen to Radio 2 so I missed this at the time, but it made it into that wonderful repository-of-all-things-groovy that is Soundcloud recently and I liked it so much I thought I'd share it here.

In a two hour show 'standing on his head for' Dermot O'Leary, Damon and co-host Paul Simonon (yes, that one) talk Blur, The Clash, English music hall and North Korea, interview Ken Dodd and Idris Elba and play Johnny Cash singing in German and the theme from 'Are You Being Served?'. Simonon also reveals that Joe Strummer was troubled by the startling resemblance of the 'Spanish Guns' melody to another 70s TV theme...

If you've some ironing, washing up, train travel or DIY to do this week, this'll oil your wheels nicely.

Damon Albarn on BBC Radio 2 - Part 1 (2013)
Damon Albarn on BBC Radio 2 - Part 2 (2013)
Damon Albarn on BBC Radio 2 - Part 3 (2013)

[Tracklistings in the Lyrics tab when played in iTunes. First broadcast Saturday 5th October 2013]


  1. Listening to Radio 2 is like an admission that you are getting old.

    I've never been a big follower of the Albarn, but he likes to do the avant garde.
    I'll take a listen, but that's not an admission !

  2. Give it a whirl. D.A and Simonon are very engaging radio hosts and their musical choices are often quite splendid. They should ask him back. Or maybe he could cover for Cerys on 6 Music sometime.

  3. Oooh ta for this- missed this.

  4. Ken Dodd goes on a bit doesn't he?

    I met him once. He's just like he is.


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