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

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

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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

Top Free Songs on Channel 24

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.

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

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.