Albums from the Class of 1978: The Kick Inside
Grant Smithies and Graeme Hill dissect The Kick Inside, much of which was written when Kate Bush was 13.
Albums from the class of 1978: Rolling Stones, Some Girls
This week Grant Smithies tries to find greatness in The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls.
Albums from the Class of 1978: Big Star
This week Graeme and music critic Grant Smithies delve into the cult classic, Big Star’s alternately titled “Third” or “Sister Lovers”.
Albums From The Class of 1978: XTC
This week Graeme and music critic Grant Smithies pick the eyes out of the first two XTC albums White Music and Go2, both released in 1978.
Albums from the Class Of 1978: Devo
Graeme is joined by music critic Grant Smithies, as they delve into the heart of the dystopian world and brilliant edgy sounds on Devo’s debut album.
Albums from the Class Of 1978: After The Heat
Graeme Hill is joined by music critic Grant Smithies, as they replay the “lost” Brian Eno album 'After The Heat' by Eno, Moebius and Roedelius.
Albums from the Class Of 1978: Pere Ubu
Utterly unique and marvelous, yet sorely unloved, Pere Ubu were and are a musical movement unto themselves.
Albums From The Class of 1978: Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model
Music critic Grant Smithies joins Graeme as they chew through the tracks on Elvis Costello’s second album and his first with The Attractions.
Albums from the Class of 1978: More Songs About Buildings and Food
Graeme is joined by music critic Grant Smithies as they delve into Talking Heads’ 1978 masterpiece - More Songs About Buildings And Food.
Albums From The Class of 1978: Prince, For You
This week Graeme and music critic Grant Smithies re-spin Prince’s debut effort, For You.
Albums From The Class of ’78: Wire - Chairs Missing
Music Critic Grant Smithies and Graeme delve into the second album in Wire’s massively influential and revolutionary masterpiece trilogy.
RIP Mark E Smith and The Fall
This week Graeme Hill is back for Weekend Variety Wireless, with Grant Smithies as they celebrate the life & music of The Fall.
Albums From The Class Of 1977
Grant Smithies and Graeme take turns about showcasing their picks for the best of the best from a very rich and varied year.
Albums from the Class of 1977: Bryan Ferry In Your Mind
Albums of the Class of 1977: Bryan Ferry In Your Mind
Albums From The Class of 1977. Police and Thieves
This week we steer away from the punk explosion to a roots reggae classic, Junior Murvin & Lee Scratch Perry’s Police & Thieves.
Albums from The Class of 1977
Once maligned as muddy & demo-sounding but now hailed a Masterpiece. Iggy Pop and James Williamson’s Kill City (remastered) examined by Graeme & Grant
Albums From The Class of 1977 - Kraftwerk’s Trans Europe Express
Graeme and Grant almost come to blows over the true legacy of this electronic wonder from Kraftwerk.
Albums from The Class of 1977: Brian Eno - Before & After Science
Graeme and Grant Smithies take a look at arguably Brian Eno's finest work - Before & After Science.
Albums From The Class of 1977 - Wire / Pink Flag
Graeme and Grant Smithies listen back at a pivotal moment in modern rock, the advance guard of art-punk post punk, Wire’s magnificent debut Pink Flag.
Albums From The Class of 1977 - The Damned
Graeme and Grant spin one of the first fully-fledged UK Punk albums from The Damned.
Albums from The Class of 1977 - Bob Marley’s Exodus
Albums from the Class of 1977. This week Graeme and Grant Smithies respin Bob Marley’s mega hit LP Exodus, featuring One Love and Jammin’.
Albums from The Class of 1977 - Marquee Moon
This week Graeme and Grant Smithies take a listen to Television’s Marquee Moon, applauded by many as the best thing to come from a fine year.
Albums From The Class of 1977 - Never Mind The Bollocks
This week Graeme and Grant Smithies review and album that shook the world, Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks. STRONG LANGUAGE AND THEMES.
Albums from The Class of 1977 - Talking Heads
This week Graeme and Grant Smithies delve into the stunning debut from what would become a world force band, Talking Heads 77
Albums from The Class Of 1977 - Suicide
This week Graeme and Grant Smithies delve into the brilliant debut by Suicide that took years to be properly appreciated and now regularly sits in Best Ever lists.
Albums From The Class of 1977: Ian Dury and the Blockheads - New Boots and Panties!
A good year! This week Graeme & Grant Smithies re-spin Ian Dury And The Blockheads’ cracking debut “New Boots And Panties” and get some personal testimony from a friend of Ian Dury, Terrorway, Dean Martelli. Thanks Dean!
Albums from The Class Of 1977: David Bowie - Heroes
This week Grant Smithies and Graeme dissect Bowie’s most celebrated song - but how does the rest of the album shape up after 40 years?
Albums from The Class Of 1977 - Iggy Pop
This week Grant Smithies and Graeme delve into the creation of Iggy Pop’s first solo album. David Bowie was intimately involved as was the whole crew that went on to make Low and Heroes.