Monday, 25 June 2007

Coming Up This Week:

It's Muse with their 2nd studio outing, the wonderful Origin of Symmetry

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Tonight At 9pm

The Smashing Pumpkins and 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'

Tonight at 9pm on Phantom 105.2

Now here's a nice Smashing Pumpkins wallpaper

Playlist (24/06/2007)

Playlist for 24/06/2007: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins

1: Love
2: Muzzle
3: Jellybelly
4:Thirty Three
5: Zero (single)
6: Bullet With Butterfly Wings (demo)
7: Believe (b-side)
8: Jimmy on Drugs (clip)
9:Billy on Drugs (clip)
10: Simpsons (clip)
11: Tonight Tonight (single)
12: Homer and Billy (clip)
13: Where Boys Fear to Tread (live)
14: 1979 (live in Dublin)

The Award Winning Video For Tonight Tonight

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Old Posters

Tragedy Hits Dublin Leg of the Tour

Dublin-The Point Theatre, May 11,1996, 9:30 pm. 7000 fans filled the floor at The Smashing Pumpkins hit the stage. 110 security guards scrambled behind the barricades to control the flow of the mosh pits as they formed as the Pumpkins began toplay. A few minutes into the show Billy Corgan could feel that something was wrong. Hetold the crowd to take a step back. At 10 pm, Billy said that they would stop the show ifthey didn'tstop moshing. For Bernadette O'Brien, a 17 year high school student, it was already too late. O'Brien, who was near the front of the stage with a friend and two cousins crushed by the overpowering crowd. When informed of the girl's injuries, Corgantold the crowd, "I'm sorry we can't play on. The gig's over. There's a girl out there who'snearly dying. We as human beings cannot play up here while people are getting seriously hurt down there. "The following day, Bernadette was taken off life-support at MaterHospital in Dublin. It was announced that she died from massive internal injuries. ThePumpkins sent flowers to her funeral and released a statement extending their condolencesto Bernadette O'Briens family and friends.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Coming Up This Week.....

This week on the Album Archive we're looking at the 1995 masterpiece by the Smashing Pumpkins 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'.
So tune in this Sunday at 9pm on Phantom 105.2.

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Playlist for OK Computer (17/06/2007)

1: Let Down

2: Pearly (b-side)

3: Subterranean Homesick ALien

4: Luck (War Child Version)

5: Electioneering

6: Climbing Up The Walls (Zero 7 B-side Mix)

7: Exit Music (for a film)

8: Karma Police (live)

9: Paranoid Android (single)

10: Polyethylene Pt 1 & 2

11: No Surprises (live)

12: Airbag (live)

Album Inlay Card

Note: the hidden text on the inside cardCatch those tracks (above) + more on tonights show at 9pm on Phantom 105.2.

Airbag on Jools Holland 1997

Thursday, 14 June 2007

And in other news...

Looks like the new album is almost ready!

From the bands blog Ed writes:

"Yes I know its been a while ..... but we've been working on this album for a while ...... BUT WE ARE NEARLY THERE ..... "

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

What We've Covered and the Hitlist

For those of you who are new to the show here's a list of the albums we've covered already:

Tom Waits: Closing Time (11/06/2007)
Jeff Buckley: Grace (03/06/2007)
Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks (27/05/2007)
Björk: Debut (19/05/2007)
Blur: Parklife (12/05/2007)
The Libertines: The Libertines (05/05/2007)
The Eels: Electro-shock Blues (28/04/2007)
Pulp: Different Class (21/04/2007)
Arcade Fire: Funeral (14/04/2007)
Beck: Odelay (07/04/2007)
Foo Fighters: Foo Fighters (31/03/2007)
John Lennon: Imagine (24/03/2007)
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (10/03/2007)
Ben Folds: Rockin' the Suburbs (03/03/2007)
The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main St. (24/02/2007)
Weezer: Pinkerton (17/02/2007)
The Postal Service: Give Up (10/02/2007)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced (03/02/2007)
Brian Wilson: SMiLE (27/01/2007)
Pixies: Doolittle (20/01/2007)
Radiohead: Kid A (13/01/07)
Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous (6/01/07)
The Doors: Waiting For the Sun (30/12/06)
PJ Harvey: Dry (23/12/06)
Elliott Smith: Either/Or (16/12/06)
Manic Street Preachers: Everything Must Go (9/12/06)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (2/12/2006)
Mic Christopher: Skylarkin (25/11/06)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever To Tell (18/11/06)
Primal Scream: Screamadelica (11/11/06)
REM: Up (4/11/06)
And here's the hitlist where you can see what's coming up in no particular order. As you might have guessed we try to stick albums in on certain dates and anniversaries etc. If you want to make a suggestion you can do it here.

And shout out to the gang over in DCAL who I just discovered have been running a similar blog for the last few months! (as I mentioned in my first post....I'm always one for jumping on band wagons a bit late)

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Articles and Links...

BBC reports about Spin's decision to name the album the best from the last 20 years.

Pitchfork take a similar line

Time magazine are not far behind

Irish Times interview in the run-up to the release

SHOPOCALYPSE CHANNEL is a site made by the band while they were recording the album back in 1997

Monday, 11 June 2007

This Week On the Album Archive

Next up on the show we have Radiohead's 3rd studio outing; OK Computer. Some people claim it's one of the greatest albums of all time, but is it even one of Radiohead's best albums? Tune in this Sunday at 9pm and make up your own mind.

Playlist (10/06/2007)

Playlist for Tom Waits Closing Time:

1: Old Shoes (and Picture Postcards)

2: Grapefruit Moon

3: Rosie

4: Martha

5: Lonely

6: Virginia Avenue

7: Little Trip To Heaven

8: I Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You (live, 1974)

9: Ice Cream Man (live, 1974)

10: Ol' 55 (Origional Version)

11: Midnight Lullaby

12: Closing Time

13: Ice Cream Man (Album version)

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Playlist (3/06/2007)

Don't forget you can hear a repeat of last weeks show this Sunday morning at 7.00am on Phantom 105.2.
Playlist for Jeff Buckley Grace:

1: So Real
2: Hallelujah
3: Mojo Pin (live)
4: Dream Brother Alternate Take
5: Last Goodbye (Acoustic)
6: Lover You Should Have Come Over
7: Grace (live)
8: Forget Her
9: Eternal Life

Thursday, 7 June 2007

A Born Story Teller

From a recent letterman performance

Check This Out

Great Blog dedicated to Tom Waits giving all the latest news and info:

The Eyeball Kid

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Next Week

Sorry for the delay in updating this but I was up at the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon over the weekend (adds Rory to the hit list for future weeks). I'll get last weeks play list up later today (I have to get it faxed over from Phantom Towers).

But in the time week we're looking at Tom Waits' Closing Time. Whoop!

Friday, 1 June 2007

This Sunday at 9pm

Don't forget to tune in this Sunday at 9pm on Phantom 105.2 to hear the full story behind the making of 'Grace'.

In the time being, here's some wallpaper to tie you over until then: