Tagged: Alternative rock

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks – In Session 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Buzzcocks – in session for John Peel – May 28, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – Buzzcocks tonight. One of the cornerstone bands of Punk, who went on to influence a number of other genres, including Indie and the Manchester Scene. Getting started in 1976 with singer-songwriter/guitarist Pete Shelley and...

Echo & The Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen – In session – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Echo & The Bunnymen – In session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – August 15, 1979 – Echo & The Bunnymen tonight – their first session for John Peel at the BBC, recorded August 15, 1979 and broadcast on the 22nd of that month. A little less than...

Roger Waters

Roger Waters – Radio City Music Hall – 1985 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Roger Waters – in concert at the Radio City Music Hall, New York – 1985 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – Roger Waters tonight. In answer to several requests from readers for some later Floyd/Roger Waters concerts/sessions, I ran across this one, recorded in 1985, during his North American...

Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma – Live At Glastonbury 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Festival Edition

Jagwar Ma, in concert at Glastonbury 2016, recorded by the venerable BBC 6 Music on June 25th this year. As I said before, there must be something in the Australian water supply, as that country has been cranking out more than their fair share of mind-melting bands of late. Tame...

Modern English

Modern English In Session 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Modern-English-Peel-Session-Nov.-11-1980 – BBC Radio 1 – Early glimpses of New Wave tonight, by way of Modern English, a band who not only pioneered a new genre in music, but also achieved hit-making cross-over status. Formed in 1979, Modern English were a four-piece from Colchester who bore a strong resemblance to...

Au Pairs

Au Pairs – Live At Rotterdam New Pop – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Au Pairs in concert tonight. Together a short period of time, but highly influential during that period. Formed in 1978 and disbanding in 1983, Au Pairs was led by singer Lesley Woods, who was described as “One of the most striking Women in British Rock”. The band were at the...