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Top Ten Tunes: Tin Machine

My top ten favourite songs from David Bowie’s short-lived Tin Machine project.

“Tin Machine were an English-American hard rock band formed in 1988, famous for being fronted by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. The band consisted of Bowie on lead vocals and guitar, Reeves Gabrels on guitar, Tony Sales on bass, and Hunt Sales on drums. Guitarist Kevin Armstrong was an unofficial fifth member of the band, playing on both the first studio album and first tour.” – Wikipedia

 

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LM Radio Top Hits Of 1973

Music Fan, Anton van Staden, has scanned this booklet issued by LM Radio reflecting their top hits of 1973.

The back cover was dedicated to an advert for a famous cigarette brand, but since I am not sure of the legalities of advertising tobacco products, I decided to omit it.

LM Radio Top Hits Of 1973

Extracts below are taken from sleeve notes for the Hits Of LM Radio 2CD set released by PT Music in 2009.

Do you remember a time in South Africa when there was no TV and no internet? Hard to believe that there ever was such a time, and that listening to the radio was actually one of the best ways to discover the latest and greatest music. The DJ’s cared about the music and they even had theme tunes. Springbok Radio was OK, but the station that teenagers really embraced with enthusiasm was LM Radio, based out of Lourenco Marques in neighbouring Mozambique.

LM Radio was privately owned and operated, and served a vast audience of young people by transmitting pop and rock music which was not heard on the state-controlled SABC stations. The music was everything and DJs like David Gresham, Darryl Jooste, Long John Berks, Peter De Nobrega (and many, many more), were real personalities who played music that they really liked and the fans appreciated it.

The radio station in Lourenco Marques first started broadcasting in the 1930s, but it was in the late 1950s that it underwent a major format change to cater for the younger generation.

The LMRadio.org website says it best; “LM Radio, as it was popularly known, was renowned for its Top Twenty chart show, the LM Hit Parade, and played a major role in promoting South African artists and their music.”

In 1975 LM Radio became Radio 5, and then 5FM, but the spark of independence was no longer there and whole generations have grown up in South Africa without hearing music radio at its best.  – Brian Currin

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Top Downloads at Rhythm Music Store

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Top Free Songs on Channel 24

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Top Ten Tunes: Jim Morrison & The Doors

My top ten tunes from Jim Morrison  & The Doors.

  1. Light My Fire
  2. Riders On The Storm
  3. Love Her Madly
  4. Crawling King Snake
  5. The WASP (Texas Radio & The Big Beat)
  6. LA Woman
  7. Hello I Love You
  8. Roadhouse Blues (live 1970)
  9. Who Do You Love (live 1970)
  10. The End (“Apocalypse Now” film version)

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course many of my other favourites have been omitted.

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Top Downloads on Rhythm Music Store – 30 March 2011

aKING - The Red Blooded Years
Die Antwoord - $O$
Ray Dylan - Ek Wens Jy's Myne
Foto Na Dans - Die Vloed
Heinz Winckler - Ek Kan Weer In Liefde Glo
Kurt Darren - Lekker Lekker
Zebra & Giraffe - Collected Memories
Jan Blohm - Groentrui
Fokofpolisiekar - Antibiotika
Monique - Ek Val Vir Jou
Adam Tas - Storm Van Liefde
Van Coke Kartel - Skop, Skiet En Donner
Ramblin' Bones & His Bloody Agents - Ramblin' Bones & His Bloody Agents
Bittereinder - 'n Ware Verhaal
Straatligkinders - Kan Ek Met Jou Dans
Various Artists - Huisgenoot 90 Jaar Van Afrikaanse Musiek CD2
Die Radio Kalahari Orkes - Heuningland
Various Artists - South African Indie Volume One
Jakkie Louw - Gemaak in SA
Foto Na Dans - Die Vloed
Bok van Blerk & Robbie Wessels - Ons Vir Jou Suid Afrika
McCully Workshop - Buccaneer
Pieter Naudé - Mooiste Meisie
Gert Vlok Nel - Beaufort-Wes se Beautiful Woorde
Bok Van Blerk - De La Rey
Lucas Maree - Kiekies
Juanita du Plessis - 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers
Jennifer Ferguson - Hand Around The Heart
David Fourie - Vir 'n 100 000 Jare
Wicus van der Merwe - Hooit CD2 - Stories
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Deep Purple – The Made In Japan concerts

Deep Purple Made In Japan
Deep Purple Made In Japan

Japan, August 1972

15th – Osaka (Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan)
16th – Osaka (Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan)
17th – Tokyo (Budokan)

Setlist

  1. HIGHWAY STAR
  2. SMOKE ON THE WATER
  3. CHILD IN TIME
  4. THE MULE including DRUM SOLO
  5. STRANGE KIND OF WOMAN
  6. LAZY
  7. SPACE TRUCKIN’ including excerpts from MANDRAKE ROOT and FOOLS
  8. BLACK NIGHT first encore
  9. SPEED KING second encore on 15th & 17th only
  10. LUCILLE second encore on 16th only

Original release on vinyl (2 LP)

from Wikipedia

Side one

  1. “Highway Star” – 6:50
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 16.
  2. “Child in Time” – 12:24
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 16.

Side two

  1. “Smoke on the Water” – 7:31
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 15.
  2. “The Mule” – 9:49
    • Recorded in Tokyo on August 17.

Side three

  1. “Strange Kind of Woman” – 9:35
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 16.
  2. “Lazy” – 10:50
    • Recorded in Tokyo on August 17.

Side four

  1. “Space Truckin'” – 19:41
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 16.
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Top Ten Tunes: U2

My top ten tunes from U2

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday (live 1983)
  2. Beautiful Day
  3. The Saints Are Coming (with Green Day)
  4. The Wanderer (with Johnny Cash)
  5. Miss Sarajevo (with Pavarotti and Brian Eno)
  6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Gospel version, live 1987)
  7. When Love Comes To Town (with BB King and Little Richard)
  8. Mysterious Ways
  9. Bullet The Blue Sky
  10. New Year’s Day (special Japanese single version from “The Best Of 1980-1990”)

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course many of my other favourites have been omitted.

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The Beatles 100 Greatest Recordings | Digital Dream Door

From Digital Dream Door

1. Hey Jude
2. A Day In the Life
3. Yesterday
4. She Loves You
5. I Want To Hold Your Hand
6. Let It Be
7. Strawberry Fields Forever
8. Help!
9. A Hard Day’s Night
10. In My Life
11. Eleanor Rigby
12. Ticket To Ride
13. I Saw Her Standing There
14. Come Together
15. Twist and Shout
16. Penny Lane
17. Something
18. Revolution
19. Please Please Me
20. All You Need Is Love
21. Can’t Buy Me Love
22. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
23. I Feel Fine
24. Get Back
25. Here Comes the Sun
26. The Long and Winding Road
27. Day Tripper
28. We Can Work It Out
29. Hello Goodbye
30. Eight Days a Week
31. Norwegian Wood
32. Love Me Do
33. With a Little Help From My Friends
34. All My Loving
35. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
36. Paperback Writer
37. Lady Madonna
38. Back In the U.S.S.R.
39. I Am the Walrus
40. Got To Get You Into My Life
41. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
42. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
43. Here, There and Everywhere
44. Helter Skelter
45. Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight
46. I Should Have Known Better
47. Nowhere Man
48. And I Love Her
49. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
50. Rain
51. Tomorrow Never Knows
52. If I Fell
53. From Me To You
54. Birthday
55. Good Day Sunshine
56. Across the Universe
57. Rock and Roll Music
58. She’s a Woman
59. Drive My Car
60. Michelle
61. Magical Mystery Tour
62. Do You Want To Know a Secret
63. Yellow Submarine
64. P.S. I Love You
65. Don’t Let Me Down
66. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
67. I’ll Follow the Sun
68. Fool On the Hill
69. Ballad Of John and Yoko
70. Blackbird
71. Girl
72. Getting Better
73. Oh! Darling
74. Roll Over Beethoven
75. No Reply
76. I Want You
77. You’re Going To Lose That Girl
78. When I’m 64
79. It Won’t Be Long
80. I’ll Be Back
81. I’m a Loser
82. This Boy
83. She Said She Said
84. She’s Leaving Home
85. And Your Bird Can Sing
86. You Can’t Do That
87. Taxman
88. You Won’t See Me
89. Thank You Girl
90. For No One
91. Baby You’re a Rich Man
92. Octopus’s Garden
93. I’ll Cry Instead
94. I’m Only Sleeping
95. Lovely Rita
96. Rocky Raccoon
97. For You Blue
98. Dear Prudence
99. Julia
100. I’ve Just Seen a Face

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The 100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs | Digital Dream Door

From Digital Dream Door

1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
2. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
3. Sympathy For The Devil
4. Honky Tonk Women
5. Gimme Shelter
6. Paint It Black
7. Brown Sugar
8. Get Off of My Cloud
9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
10. Miss You
11. Tumbling Dice
12. 19th Nervous Breakdown
13. The Last Time
14. Angie
15. Start Me Up
16. Let’s Spend The Night Together
17. Wild Horses
18. Street Fighting Man
19. Under My Thumb
20. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
21. Time Is On My Side
22. Ruby Tuesday
23. It’s All Over Now
24. Fool To Cry
25. Beast of Burden
26. Midnight Rambler
27. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the Shadow?
28. Emotional Rescue
29. Undercover of the Night
30. We Love You
31. Little Red Rooster
32. Sister Morphine
33. Stray Cat Blues
34. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
35. Shattered
36. Harlem Shuffle
37. Mother’s Little Helper
38. Happy
39. Heart of Stone
40. As Tears Go By
41. Mixed Emotions
42. Waiting On a Friend
43. She’s a Rainbow
44. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?
45. Let It Bleed
46. Monkey Man
47. Memory Motel
48. 2000 Light Years From Home
49. Bitch
50. Not Fade Away
51. She’s So Cold
52. Out of Time
53. Play With Fire
54. That’s How Strong My Love Is
55. No Expectations
56. Love In Vain
57. Rocks Off
58. All Down The Line
59. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
60. You Got Me Rocking
61. Like A Rolling Stone
62. Before They Make Me Run
63. Rock And A Hard Place
64. Love Is Strong
65. Anybody Seen My Baby?
66. Respectable
67. When The Whip Comes Down
68. Live With Me
69. Star Star
70. Dead Flowers
71. You Got The Silver
72. Rip This Joint
73. Come On
74. I Wanna Be Your Man
75. Going To A Go-Go
76. Hot Stuff
77. Sweet Virginia
78. Loving Cup
79. I’m Free
80. Lady Jane
81. Moonlight Mile
82. Hang Fire
83. Little T & A
84. Out of Tears
85. Almost Hear You Sigh
86. One Hit (To The Body)
87. Salt of the Earth
88. Ventilator Blues
89. Sweet Black Angel
90. Shine a Light
91. Little Queenie
92. Tell Me
93. I Just Want To See His Face
94. Far Away Eyes
95. Torn And Frayed
96. Let It Loose
97. Highwire
98. She Was Hot
99. Child Of The Moon
100. Back Street Girl