Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Back of the net: If you weren't able to catch The Podrophenia World Cup Special live - the action replay is now available here with special guest John Devlin of True Colours Kits author of 'International Football Kits : The Illustrated Guide' talking international kits, Admiral inventiveness and strange sponsors and fabric patterns. In the closing stages of the game John spins in some musical faves.. in between we play tributes to George Best, football based tunes local talent from Bavard and Michael Giller - and a World Cup anthem by Piley Senior..
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
No Theme No Scene: Piley, Popeapedia and Mondo go freestyle for the March Podrophenia, pinging in random tracks. Expect singles from Action Man (yes he of the eagle eyes and gripping hands), a disco refit of Tubular Bells, streaker-glam, TV Themes, a mod-stomping Elvis cover, Bob Seger then and now and a pop quiz! Load up your lugholes here....
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Plugged and Unplugged is the theme of the latest Podrophenia - Dave Livings lays down an amazing live session, while Lloyd Price spins in some digital winners from his band The Frixion - listen carefully Podpals and you may even spot them teaming-up for an improv Goldfrapp cover..
Playlist-wise we bring you the new single from Leo Clemenson , Bowie's acoustic demo of Ziggy, a rare Goldfrapp session track and two tunes touched by the hand of Tronik Youth.. Plus possibly our best run of puns yet...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
As The Ramones sang Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? The March edish of Podrophenia brings you special guests, model, designer and boutique owner Bernie Dexter and Teddy Boy legend and Rockabilly Hall of fame inductee
Levi Dexter.. Levi and Bernie give us twin-fisted tales ranging from Southend to San Diego covering Bernie's modelling career, designs and the new shop in Leigh, while Levi's chats about 'Ted Town/Southend' in the seventies with tales from the tour-bus featuring cameos from Brian Setzer, Malcolm McLaren, Johnny Rotten and Freddie 'Fingers' Lee on the way
We close out with Levi choosing fave tunes from his impeccable collection of rockers and rollers...
While Piley and Mondo pop some puns and a pop quiz your way. Download and dig in here...
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Monday, February 19, 2018
Our February Podrophenia brings you a hypnotic session from Mark Schubert and Dave Livings with a live El-Rey set of acoustic weavings and voodoo tunings ..
Mark also picked and played some fave albums from his own El-Rey crates...
While Piley and I bring you a batch of odd bedfellows: mashups, covers and unexpected Partnerships including - Loretta Lyn, Steve Jones, Star Wars, Jimmy Pursey, Axl Rose, The Stranglers and Peter Gabriel but who's in bed with who? Find out here...
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Monday, January 22, 2018
For the January Podrophenia - Ian Pile, Ian Pope and self pick our top tracks from 2017
Owen Williams plays a walloping live session and spins in some fave tunes from his record collection..
And load up with BaVibes during our exclusive debut play of the @BavardOfficial new single 'Young and Restless'
Plus a tribute to @Pellicci_Cafe legend and Podro contributor Jukebox Jimmy.. DL or stream here
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Saturday, December 30, 2017
The story of the Pellicci legend that was Jukebox Jimmy is told today over at Spitalfield's Life. It also features Jim talking about some of his favourite records, and where he first heard them - in a recording he made for Paul Tunkin and myself. It's a rare insight into East London and Bethnal Green during the sixties - a perspective on the pubs, the scene and the songs of the time.
On a visit to Pellicci's in 2010, and knowing I was a music avid, Nevio Pellicci sat me on a table with Jimmy, we got chatting about soul music, became a good friends, and met generally once a week, and occasionally outside of Pellcci's at record fairs - or other cafes, when Pellicci's was closed. Apart from sharing the same birthday (16th December) - we loved the same music and would rattle on for hours about soul, rock 'n' roll, country and Blue Beat (Jim refused to call it ska) , his love of Sam Cooke, The Beatles, Elvis and how he hated TV talent shows...
Jim was a fellow record collector and avid, a great pal and gateway to an archive of lost gems and nuggets by way of CDs kindly compiled for me from his vinyl collection - sometimes left in the Pellicci pigeonhole (by the side of the till). I'd regularly spin in Jim's tips during sets at The Railway (Nappy Brown, Sugar Pie DeSanto ) or Podrophenia (Lavern Baker, Robert John). In return I supplied him with the odd Elvis bootleg and DVDs of Hoss Allen's The!!! Beat
I'd always hoped to get Jim down to Southend for a DJ set. Unfortunately this never happened - however he contributed to our Podrophenia radio show by selecting records, making some jingles for us, and phoning in to choose a track or two...
He was a legend a gent and his passing is another part of the old East End lost forever
The JBJ story can be read here...and his guide to music heard below
A few from Jim's CD comps
Friday, December 22, 2017
The Podrophenia Christmas special gathers together some of most talented young musicians from the Southend area: BaVard - an award winning talented trio with a combined age of 40, and the acoustic magic of Caitlin King (16). So, settle yourself by our radio fireside for a live session from both, festive puns, and some seasonal songs - including Donald Trump covering two tinsel tunes. And who are Beanie, Bobble and Slouch..
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Solo artists and band members who've bolted the band for a musical breakout are the theme of this Podro. We've got a world exclusive spin of the new Rollin' Machine single - Off the Clock. A track from the new Owen Williamsalbum,TWO new tunes from Blow Up records - (Usselman and The Bongolian) plus a Lennon Pop quiz.
And live with their first acoustic session - Gary Bynorth and Paul Hill from Doojip, current faves of Pete Townshend and endorsed by the Who.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Prog Chorus - Podrophenia and SFOB with Rick Wakeman and Dylan Howe
We've got an appearance from Pellicci legend Juke Box Jimmy, a fourtieth anniversary track selected by Pete from Fives Records, all the news from Fives 40th birthday celebrations,
We also reveal John Medd's tip off on a Wetherspoons secret and what is Swede Face with record sleeves..
AND the world exclusive airing of The Bongolians new single I'm a Bigger Badder Bro Than Any Game Of Thrones Dig and download here..
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