Well, we did say the opening track last week was an eye-opener, and we note that somebody on YouTube has stuck the fantastic record version of that ace Rah Band song over the visuals from Pops, which is brilliant because it means we don’t have to listen to the wimpy lo-fi live version but still get to see the guitarist’s lovely smile. A landmark show for two reasons this week, firstly because it’s the last time for a long time you’ll hear a very familiar piece of music, and secondly it’s big news for fans of A Bit Of That Sort Of Rock because if you count The Jam as mod and The Stranglers as pub rock, then it’s definitely the p-word this week, happily when the clued-up Kid Jensen hosts.
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
The People’s Songs
Wednesday, 22.00, BBC Radio 2
This series certainly isn’t just aiming for the standard Radio 2 demographic as it’s been true to its word of covering the entire sphere of post-war British pop, and we mark the halfway point with another more recent tune in Cigarettes And Alcohol. The reason it’s here is because it became the unofficial anthem of the new lad, a movement that seemed quite exciting at the time. Remarkably Loaded is still going, even though we haven’t got a clue who reads it, but it’s probably still more relevant than the world’s worst magazine, the truly appalling GQ.
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