Radio archives – Rock Byways 2011

Some folks have been asking ‘What On Earth Is Rock Byways All About?”  Well, it’s really quite simple. I generally believe in the adage that there are only two types of music – good and bad, although I’m tempted to add in the category of mad, just to explain some of the tunes that get played. It’s the kind of show where you’ll find forgotten bands, forgotten songs by well known bands, bands you’ve never heard of and the odd song that is just utterly bizarre.

It’s a bit like an iPod shuffle that’s constantly going in my head, where I can leap from Slapp Happy to The Amazing Blondel via bizarre Iron Maiden cover versions and moments of utter Scots melancholy, to the ludicrous sounds of Hollywood stars murdering seventies pop tunes, while James Last limbers up for his take on ‘Silver Machine’.

It’s probably not a good idea to give you an inkling of how my brain functions, but, if nothing else, it’s a show where you’ll go from “well I never” to “sweet Jesus the pain” in a matter of minutes. Enjoy!

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Rock Byways Playlists 2011

Black Widow feat Tony Martin – Hail Satan
Peter Bardens – China Blue
Ramases – Life Child 
Bonnie Tyler & Todd Rundgren – Loving You’s A Dirty Job But Somebody’s Got To Do It 
The Humblebums – Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway 
Shane MacGowan – Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway
10cc – Somewhere In Hollywood 
Argent – Be My Lover be My Friend
Bert Jansch – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Nazareth – May The Sunshine 



Johnny Hiland – Barnyard Breakdown
Faye Rochelle – Falling
Olivia D’abo – Revolution
Terraplane – Talking To Myself
Michael Bolton – Everybody’s Crazy
Kenny Rogers – Tomb Of The Unknown Love
Liam Dullaghan – I Fell Through The Night Like A Stone
The Strawbs – Lady Fuschia
David McWilliams – The Days Of Pearly Spencer
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Rain On The Roof
The Move – Night Of Fear
Norbert Krief – Back To Rock’n’Roll
The Proclaimers – The Joyful Kilmarnock Blues
Jim Croce – I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song


The Moody Blues – The Voice
Banton, Evans, Jackson – Saigon Roulette 
Heather Findlay – Mona Lisa 
Mike Oldfield – Diana 
Sally Oldfield – Mirrors 
Maiden United – Flight Of Icarus
Esther O’Connor – Yesterday’s Too Late 
Caravan – Love To Love You 
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog – Dyddiau Du, Dyddiau Gwyn 
Rachel Unthank & The WInterset – Blue Bleezing Blind Drunk 
Simon Felton – Marbles 
SAHB – Delilah 

Flogging Molly – Don’t Shut ‘Em Down
Lindisfarne – Jack Hammer Blues
Allie Moss – Late Bloomer
Joshua Kadison – Picture Postcards From LA 
Paradox One – Ballad Of The Sad Cafe Part 1 
Alyson Orr – Black Coffee 
Clare Maguire – Strangest Thing
Blue Cheer – Hiway Man 
Hermione Hennessey – Hallelujah 
Rita Coolidge – Bring It On Home To Me
Mickey Newbury – An American Trilogy 
Sandy Denny – Blackwaterside 
Colin Firth & Rupert Everett – Love Is In The Air 


Cozy Powell – 633 Squadron
Sensational Alex Harvey Band – School’s Out 
Bleeding Hearts – Folk’n’Glory 
Rosie Doonan – Lay Your Love 
The Pierces – Piece Of You 
Argent – Liar 
Barclay James Harvest – Hymn  
David Soul – I Drink 
Jon Fratelli – Don’t Make Me Close My Eyes 
Caravan – It Doesn’t Take A Lot 
The Toy Hearts – Tequila and High Heels 
The Ballachulish Hellhounds – Wee Sandy 
Bleeding Hearts – Drinking Song 
James Last – Silver Machine / Children Of The Revolution / School’s Out 


The Rockin’ Vicars – Dandy 
Sendelica with Nik Turner – Urban Guerilla 
Long John Baldry – Everything Stops For Tea 
Jo Hamilton – Pick Me Up 
Amazing Blondel – Young Man’s Fancy 
Leon Russell – Stranger In A Strange Land 
Joanna Newsom – So Long
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Music Is Love 
Johnny Darrell – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town 
Gerry Rafferty – Don’t Close The Door 
Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Vambo 
Alpha Omega – Transdimensional Paradox 


Paul Menel – Twenty One 
Yoso – Path To Your Heart 
San Francisco Blue – Idiot’s Vision 
Charlie Louvin – Mary Of The Wild Moor
Robert John Godfrey – Mountains 
Gerry Rafferty – The Royal Mile 
The Chieftains – Raglan Road 
Caravan – Place Of My Own 
Juice Newton – Tell Her No 
The Holy Mackerel – Bitter Honey 
Space Ritual – Atomik 
King Harvest – Dancing In The Moonlight 


Uli Jon Roth – SOS
Three Dog Night – Liar 
Rondellus – War Pigs 
Captain Beyond – Evil Men 
Ville Valo & Natalie Avelon – Summer Wine 
Wilding/Bonus – Rampage 
Robot Lords Of Tokyo – Sweet Vengeance 
The Enid – Space Surfing 
Roy Harper & Kate Bush – You 
Sutherland Brothers – You Got Me Anyway 
Dougie McLean – Ye Banks And Braes 


Black Widow – Come To The Sabbat
David Axelrod – Holy Thursday 
John & Beverly Martyn – John The Baptist 
Demon – Blackheath 
Pentangle – Turn Your Money Green 
April Wine – Night Life 
Clifford T Ward – Sweet Little Sixteen
Loudon Wainwright III – Motel Blues 
Patto – Hold Me Back 
White Noise – Love Without Sound 
Robert John Godfrey – Isault 5.17 
Back Street Crawler – The Band Plays On
King Harvest – Dancing In The Moonlight 


Frame – Frame Of Mind 
Greenslade – What Are You Doin’ To Me
Tempest – Stargazer 
The Kinks – Alcohol 
Joe Jackson – What’s The Use Of Getting Sober 
Mick Underwood – Earthquake At The Savoy 
Leaf Hound – Freelance Fiend 
Mashu – Sea Beyond 
The Enid – Itchycoo Park 
Jak Paris & Scarlett Pomers – The Chain 
Steve Wilson – Your God Isn’t Listening 
Leon Russell – I Believe To My Soul 
Moon – Got To Be On My Way 
Cranium Pie – Run To Survive 


Ed Askew – Love Is Everyone
Jemma Wakeman – I Believe 
Rick Wakeman – Music Of Love
Recoil – Faith Healer 
Linda Rondstadt – Tumbling Dice 
Martha Wainwright – Le Brun Et Le Blond 
Chris & Rich Robinson – My Heart’s Been Killing Me 
Graham Bond – Only Sixteen 
Jack Bruce – White Room 
Seth Lakeman – Blood Upon Copper 
Neal Morse – Here Comes The Sun 
Cher – For What It’s Worth 

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