Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of DEC 18th: Chris stole 50 Pence from his Mum’s Purse to Start a Legendary Band – B-Side Trax …
It’s true, Chris used the money to put an advertisement in a local sweet shop window seeking a guitarist for a band he didn’t yet have. Only one person responded, but it was enough. The duo were hailed as “the heirs to Lennon and McCartney‘s throne” in the early 80’s.
To coin an old phrase, ‘if you’re not cheatin’ you’re not tryin’. I’m sure he’s been forgiven by his dear Mum by now ( I hope ) ….
A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week. Aside from digging up songs unburnt, there’s also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the ‘Short Attention-Span Theater’ we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is zero !!
Here’s what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:
Monday: Smoke 2 Joints – Sublime
Tuesday: Toy Soldiers – Martika
Wednesday: Frank Sinatra – Cake
Thursday Tempted – Squeeze
Friday: Breathe – Prodigy
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week’s shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.
Here’s a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link:
Monday: In The Dark – Billy Squier
Tuesday: On Top of The World – Cheap Trick
Wednesday: Nobody’s Fool – Cinderella
Thursday Summertime Blues – Blue Cheer
Friday: Easy Livin’ – Uriah Heep