Thursday, 13 September 2007

We Have Moved!!!

I have moved this blog over to wordpress so we now have a new URL.

If you were kind enough to bookmark or link this blog it would be great if you would update your links to this:

All updates will now be done over on the new blog so see you there!

Monday, 10 September 2007


The first one starts off weird....but it gets better!

"Bridge over troubled water" performed in 2003 in New York during the "Old friends: live on stage" tour.

Sunday Business Post Article

Up Next....My All-Time Favorite Album!

Up this week we're looking at the 1970 folk classic 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon and Garfunkel. It topped charts, won Grammy’s and influenced millions. But why does it out-rank the likes of Doolittle, Exile on main St. and The Bends to be my favourite album of all time?

Well, to put it was the first one I ever heard.

My dad is not a massive music fact nobody in my family is. He had a very skimpy record collection mainly of classical releases and the odd, very dodge 70s pop. But one of them stood out to me; Bridge Over Troubled Water. The reason was that the back of the LP had all the lyrics, which meant that I could sing all the songs with ease. I literally spent hours playing it over and over again. I know every lyric, every chord change and every harmony like the back of my hand.

I now have my dad's copy of the record framed and on my wall at home (pic to follow) and have replaced his with another second hand copy (not that he'll ever listen to it).

I went to see them live in the summer of 2003 in the RDS (the same summer I saw the Pixies live for the first time). And they were brilliant. I’m really looking forward to this show now.

Sunday 9pm….Phantom 105.2

Thursday, 6 September 2007


Smells like Teen Spirit

Live at Reading Festival

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Up This Week....

It's Nirvana's Nevermind from 1991. This Sunday at 9pm onPhantom 105.2

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

The Beastie Boys, RDS, March 10th 1995..

And then they came back to play the RDS a year later. This time with support from the jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Hurricane.


The Beastie Boys, the Tivoli, Sat 11th June 1994

The Beasties arrive in Dublin to plug their new album ...... with support from Scary Eire!!? Whoever they were!

Who's who on the back of the CD sleeve..

The Videos

Sure Shot

Sabotage (Directed By Spike Jonze)

Root Down (Directed By Spike Jonze)

And then I saw this......

Tuesday, 28 August 2007


I love this poster. More here.

Shows Update

Here's an update on the albums we've covered so far on the show. If you have a suggestion for an upcoming show just pop it in a comment and we'll add it to the hitlist.

Beastie Boys: Ill Communication - On this Sunday

R.E.M. : New Adventures in Hi-Fi (26/08/2007)

Led Zeppelin: III (19/08/2007)

Johnny Cash: American IV - The Man Comes Around (12/08/2007)

Guns N' Roses: Appetite For Destruction (05/08/2007)

Air: Moon Safari (29/07/2007)

Jackson C. Frank: Jackson C. Frank (22/07/2007)

Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde (15/07/2007)

Daft Punk: Alive (08/07/2007)

Muse: Origin of Symmetry (1/07/2007)

Smashing Pumpkins: Mellno Collie and the Infionite Saddness (24/062007)

Radiohead: OK Computer (17/06/2007)

Tom Waits: Closing Time (1006/2007)

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)

Monday, 27 August 2007

Set List

So, going to the Picnic and want to check out the Beastie Boys? Well this is their latest Set list from the Virgin festival in Baltimore this month. Most of the set lists on this tour are close variations of this:

Up This Week...

Up this week we're looking at Beastie Boys - Ill Communication as they are playing two sets at the weekends Electic Picnic. As a long time fan who still hasn't seent them live, I'm really looking forward to this gig!

If you want to get yourself in the mood before the weekend, I can't recommend enough their latest DVD Dude, I Fuckin Shot of the best concert DVDs around and well worth the beans! So tune in next Sunday at 9pm for the Album Archive on Phantom.
In the time being heres a great Beastie Boys wallpaper for you to enjoy.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Up Next Week

Again apologies for lack of updates due to holidays....but next week we're looking at R.E.M.'s 1996 New Adventures in Hi-Fi. Not only is it my favorite R.E.M. album, it also gives me a chance to stick up this pick again.......
I know, I'm sorry...couldn't resist. I'll get up last nights playlist for Led Zepelin later tonight when I get back into the station.

Thursday, 16 August 2007


Not been here all week due to holidays...but back now!

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

This Week

The last studio release in his Lifetime...its the fourth album in the American Recordings sessions: American IV - The Man Comes Around

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

20 Years Ago this Month

It's now been 20 years since the release of Appetite for Destruction. Like myself, many people grew up with this album and the roller coaster ride that was Guns n' Roses back in the late 80's and early 90's. Anyone have any interesting memories of the album and the times?

This was the original artwork for the album as inspired by Robert Williams. It had to be replaced by the more familiar one (above right) as MTV refused to play their videos until it was gone. It didn't goo far however, it ended up on the inside artwork!

Monday, 30 July 2007

Coming Up This Week...

It's the 80's hard rock classic.....

Guns n' Roses and Appetite for Destruction

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Show On Tonight

I found this online and it's brilliant! The original video is from a 70s disco version of Apache (By the Tommy Seebach band) and just lashed on top of the Moog Cookbook remix of Kelly Watch the Stars. Love it!

Show on tonight at 9pm! Don't miss it!