Shindig! Broadcast #32 – Radio Show

JON ‘MOJO’ MILLS and PAUL OSBORNE look back across 2016 with over two hours of stellar music


Air ‘Roger Song’
David Bowie ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’
Hawkwind ‘Lost Johnny’
The Freaks Of Nature ‘People Let’s Freak Out’
Doves ‘Smokey Time Springtime’
The End ‘Mistress Bean’
The Hollies ‘Wings’
Ella Fitzgerald ‘Savoy Truffle’
Betty Davis ‘Down Home Girl’
Little Richard ‘Mockingbird Sally’
Thee Jezebels ‘Mover & A Groover’
Little Barrie ‘I.5.C.A’
Roy Harper ‘Hells Angels’
Rainbow Family ‘Travelling Lady’
Hareton Salvanini ‘Salamandras’
Michael Vickers ‘Dracula AD 1972’
José Mauro ‘Apocalipse’
Peter Stringer-Hey ‘When My Eyes Are Closed’
Johnny Winter ‘Bird Can’t Row Boats’
The Charlatans ‘I Saw Her’
Big Star ‘Blue Moon’
The Lemon Twigs ‘How Lucky Am I?’
Clear Light ‘A Child’s Smile’
The Electric Prunes ‘World Of Darkness’
Le Papyvore ‘Le Papyvore’
Gloria ‘Beam Me Up’
Wolf People ‘Not Me Sir’
Ryley Walker ‘Sullen Mind’
Last Of The Easy Riders ‘Sunshine Healing’
Damien Jurado ‘Exit 353’



The Hollies: The Twilight Years from Dylan to disco

BOBBY ELLIOTT recounts to IMOGEN HARRISON about how ’60s veterans found adapting to The Bay City Rollers, disco and heavy drinking managers a challenge.  



After 11 frustratingly tumultuous months in the studio, in December 1976, The Hollies released their fifteenth studio LP, Russian Roulette.

“It was a gamble” claimed lead singer Allan Clarke when reflecting on the inspiration behind the album’s utterly un-Hollies-like title. “[We were] experimenting with different sounds and different ways of writing songs’.” Unfortunately for Clarke and the rest of the group (at the time, consisting of originals Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott on lead guitar and drums, as well as fellow Mancunian bassist Bernie Calvert and Liverpudlian Terry Sylvester on rhythm guitar), it was a gamble that didn’t necessarily pay off; similarly to the group’s previous four studio efforts, the album received little promotion from the record label, and as a result, didn’t even scratch the lower echelons of the charts. With the exception of a surprisingly successful live LP in March ’77 (Hollies Live Hits, that climbed to number four in the UK charts and was named as “the greatest live album of the ‘60s and ‘70s”), this was a pattern that the group would see continue until after Clarke’s departure in ’99, as they released LP after LP, but to no mainstream avail. Read more The Hollies: The Twilight Years from Dylan to disco