On 19th January we paid tribute to David Bowie. None of us here at Iguana HQ were massive fans of ‘The Thin White Duke’, but it is fair to say he was one of the most influential musicians of the last 50 years – so hats off.
He was often described as a chameleon, which is missing the point slightly. Chameleons change their colours to blend in. Bowie changed his couloirs to stand out – and others changed their colours to copy him.
For us at Iguana, he had not recorded anything that really flicked our switch for over forty years, but some of his early work was absolutely spot on. Changes, Suffragette City, Gene Gene, Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel – all timeless classics. For other generations there will be other periods of his work that did it for them. The point being, everyone out there will like at least one Bowie tune, if not more. Not many artists can claim that.
Then of course there were the collaborations with the likes of Iggy Pop, Mott the Hoople and the movies he made.
In this show we pay tribute to his Bowieness by including tracks written by him, inspired by him and even performed by him. As you can expect from an iguana show, our selection wanders away from the expected hits
And it goes without saying, we also spun a selection of new choonage and songs relating to other things going on in the world.
Listen again by going to the cloudcast below.
Peppermint Iguana Radio #109 – 19/01/16 – an iguana oddity by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud
1. Kooks: BY DAVID BOWIE
2. No feelings: BY SEX PISTOLS
3. Born for a purpose: BY DR ALIMANTADO
4. Steel town: BY THE RED GUITARS
5. Running in the rain: BY NEW MODEL ARMY
6. Queen bitch: BY DAVID BOWIE
7. Up the bracket: BY THE LIBERTINES
8. Dred it: BY AOS3
9. I need a nurse: BY THE SICK LIVERS
10. World destruction: BY TIME ZONE
11. Jah pickney: BY STEEL PULSE
12. All the young dudes: BY MOTT THE HOOPLE
13. Ziggy stardust: BY BAUHAUS
14. Cherry red: BY THE GROUNDHOGS
15. Betrayed: BY PENETRATION
16. Search and destroy: BY THE STOOGES
17. Sick on you: BY THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS
18. Good fortune: BY PJ HARVEY
19. Seven day fool: BY ETA JAMES
20. Liza Jane: BY DAVIE JONES AND THE KING BEES
21. Open up: BY LEFTFIELD
22. Tell me it’s just a rumour baby: BY THE ISLEY BROTHERS
23. Soon forward: BY GREGORY ISAACS
24. Pity the fool: BY THE MANISH BOYS
25. Seven nation army dub: BY PRINCE FATTY MEETS NOSTALGIA SEVENTY SEVEN
26. One drop: BY PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED
27. Rock and roll suicide: BY DAVID BOWIE
28. Stars die: BY PROCUPINE TREE
29. Life on mars: BY DAVID BOWIE
Only half way through January and we have had more news of icons of the music scene taken from us. David Bowie has often been described as a musical chameleon. Not quite. Chameleons change their colours to blend in, Bowie did the opposite, he changed his colours and others tried to follow.
His style changed many times over the years and in the process shaped the music of the last half century. Again, like Lemmy, it could be argued that his influence on others was as important, if not more important, than the music he made itself. Over the years, his style changes were not to everyone’s taste, but it is fair to say that just about everyone with a pulse will have enjoyed Bowie’s music at some stage in his career. This week we will be digging out a few Bowie numbers, and spinning some of the music that would not have been created without Bowie. We also pay tribute to Dale Griffin, drummer with the legendary Mott The Hoople, who passed away as we were putting the finishing touches to the play list.
And of course, we have our usual blend of new releases and hidden gems. John will be marking the 60th birthday of the face of punk rock, Mr John ‘Rotten’ Lydon with tracks from throughout his career and Clint will be continuing his mini-series on ‘the roots of punk rock, 40 years on’
For all this and more, tune in to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 19th January 2016
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Scientist have recently discovered a new heavy metal on the periodic table. Apparently serious consideration is being given top calling it Lemmy!
Well, that would be some tribute if it comes off. in the mean time, you will have to make do with the peppermint Iguana tribute, first broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 5th January.
Listen again below and check out the track listing
Peppermint Iguana radio #108 – 5/01/16 – last of the high rollers by Peppermintiguanaradio on Mixcloud
- Overkill: BY MOTORHEAD
- Ace of spades: BY PRONGHORN
- Feel your love: BY FELIECE TAYLOR
- Uh hu oh yeah: BY PAUL WELLER
- Soundman: BY BABYHEAD
- Are you ready for me: BY PRETTY VICIOUS
- Guts: WONK UNIT
- Under me sinting: BY REGGIE STEPPER
- Silver machine: BY HAWKWIND
- Broken Biscuits: BY THE DEVIANTS
- Seventy eight revolutions: BY STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
- Ballroom blitz: BY THE DAMNED
- Getting down: BY EUGENE BLACKNELL
- Red sky: BY LOVE BAZAAR
- The ugly one: BY KING STITT
- Bigger than both of us: BY DODGY
- Over the top: BY MOTORDAMN
- Abstract reality: BY LACERTILIA
- Don’t let me bring you down: BY LAURA MANNING
- That very night: BY HOLLY COOK
- Try try try: BY CAPITAL LETTERS
- Streets of St Pauli: BY THE ANGELIC UPSTARTS
- Gettin hip: BY OTIS READING
- Doesn’t make it alright: BY THE SPECIALS
- Last of the high rollers: BY SUNS OF THUNDER
- Masters of the universe: BY SALT TANK
- Goin out of my head: BY LITTLE ANTHONY
- Enjoy yourself: BY PRINCE BUSTER
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