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Postby camdwntownjohn » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:12 pm

XFM TOP 50 - 6th September 1998
Figures in square brackets show [ Weeks In Chart / Best Position ]
1 ( 1 ) Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next [ 6 / 1 ]
2 ( 25 ) Hole - Celebrity Skin [ 4 / 2 ]
3 ( 2 ) Mansun - Being A Girl [ 5 / 2 ]
4 ( 14 ) Moby - Honey [ 5 / 4 ]
5 ( 11 ) Electracy - Morning Afterglow [ 2 / 5 ]
6 ( 3 ) Foo Fighters- Walking After You [ 3 / 3 ]
7 ( 21 ) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly [ 5 / 7 ]
8 ( 4 ) Embrace - My Weakness Is None Of Your Business [ 5 / 4 ]
9 ( 15 ) Fatboy Slim - Rockerfella Skank [ 17 / 1 ]
10 ( 5 ) Puff Daddy - Come With Me [ 6 / 1 ]
11 ( 22 ) Catatonia - Strange Glue [ 6 / 4 ]
12 ( 12 ) Fun Loving Criminals - Love Unlimited [ 9 / 5 ]
13 ( 29 ) The Audience - I Know Enough [ 5 / 8 ]
14 ( 38 ) Dakota Moon - Another Day Goes By [ 2 / 14 ]
15 ( 18 ) Dandy Warhols - Boys Better [ 9 / 6 ]
16 ( 17 ) Ash - Jesus Says [ 3 / 16 ]
17 ( 7 ) Jamiroquai - Deeper Underground [ 2 / 7 ]
18 ( 20 ) Roddy Frame - Reason For Living [ 2 / 18 ]
19 ( 19 ) Supernaturals - I Wasn't Built To Get Up [ 4 / 9 ]
20 ( 6 ) Placebo - Pure Morning [ 9 / 1 ]
21 ( 35 ) Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta [ 8 / 8 ]
22 ( 13 ) Rocket From The Crypt - Lipstick [ 3 / 13 ]
23 ( 34 ) Eels - Last Stop This Town [ 2 / 23 ]
24 ( 9 ) Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight [ 11 / 1 ]
25 ( 41 ) Eve Six - Inside Out [ 2 / 25 ]
26 ( 39 ) Smashing Pumpkins - Perfect [ 6 / 19 ]
27 ( 23 ) Republica - From Rush Hour With Love [ 2 / 23 ]
28 ( 24 ) Annie Christian - The Other Way [ 2 / 24 ]
29 ( 36 ) Candyskins - Somewhere Under London [ 2 / 29 ]
30 ( 40 ) Fastball - The Way [ 2 / 30 ]
31 ( - ) Semisonic - Closing Time [ 1 / 31 ]
32 ( 42 ) Garbage - Special [ 2 / 32 ]
33 ( 43 ) Kent - If You Were There [ 2 / 33 ]
34 ( 16 ) Sprung Monkey - Get 'em Out Of Here [ 2 / 16 ]
35 ( 37 ) Everything - Hooch [ 2 / 35 ]
36 ( 8 ) Apollo 440 - Lost In Space [ 6 / 1 ]
37 ( 31 ) Sparklehorese - Sick Of Goodbyes [ 3 / 29 ]
38 ( 44 ) PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise [ 2 / 38 ]
39 ( - ) Cardigans - My Favourite Game [ 1 / 39 ]
40 ( - ) Pulp - Party Hard [ 1 / 40 ]
41 ( 50 ) Straw - Weird Superman [ 2 / 41 ]
42 ( - ) Silver Sun - I'll See You Around [ 1 / 42 ]
43 ( - ) Placebo - You Don't Care About Us [ 1 / 43 ]
44 ( - ) The Montrose Avenue - Start Again [ 1 / 44 ]
45 ( 48 ) Red Snapper - The Sleepless [ 2 / 45 ]
46 ( 45 ) Six By Seven - For You [ 5 / 21 ]
47 ( 46 ) Mojave 3 - Some Kind Of Angel [ 2 / 46 ]
48 ( - ) Babylon Zoo - All The Money's Gone [ 1 / 48 ]
49 ( - ) Buffalo Tom - Wiser [ 1 / 49 ]
50 ( - ) Dave Matthews Band - Stay [ 1 / 50 ]
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Postby JahWomble » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:42 pm

The Capital 'effect' was already very obvious by now. Gone are the edgier sounds of Clinic, Bob Mould and Cay (RIP Anet) - in come the corporate-backed US tones of Dave Matthews, Semisonic and Fastball. Not for me.
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:59 am

It was unlistenable - I particularly hated Semisonic. It did get better, though never as great as it was originally.
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Postby navi » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:09 pm

camdwntownjohn wrote:It was unlistenable - I particularly hated Semisonic. It did get better, though never as great as it was originally.
:o :(
I don't understand why the hate,
OK, definitely not alter/indie, but i think that they are playing decent unpretentious easy listening music
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Postby JahWomble » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:41 am

Have to say I'm with CTJ - Capital utterly diluted and destroyed what should have been a fertile breeding ground for new and exciting talent. Instead, we were 'treated' to the likes of the above-mentioned, plus mainstream fare like Alanis Morissette, Jamiroquai and Lenny 'bloody' Kravitz. It was frustrating to say the least - pretty much all of this stuff was readily available elsewhere on the dial.

Semisonic were my bête noire as well. That wretched Closing Time nonsense that seemed to be played every half hour - and then the even worse Secret Smile...
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:38 pm

I joined a protest outside Capital HQ in Leicester Square, signing songs like “If you tolerate this, Robbie Williams will be next” and “XFM don’t work / they’ve just made it worse / and I want to hear Gervais again”.

However, looking at the playlist now, it doesn’t seem as bad as I remember - the Radio Authority did warn them about tracks that were outside their remit, (i.e The Beautiful South, Dave Matthews). Jamiroquai weren’t on the playlist, but somehow they decided it qualified as alternative for chart purposes (from sales). The number of current records played compares well to now; the playlist is now only 15 new records, most tracks played being old ones.

The biggest problem in 1998 was that the station no longer had any personality or spontaneity. it was like a juke box, and there were no random plays of unexpected new releases, of which there were plenty under the old regime. Also, some records now stayed on the playlist for six months or more. I actually felt bereaved, having lost a station I’d loved.

13th SEPTEMBER 1998. Figures in square bnrackets show [weeks in chart / bestb postion ]
1 ( 1 ) Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next [ 7 / 1 ]
2 ( 2 ) Hole - Celebrity Skin [ 5 / 2 ]
3 ( 26 ) Smashing Pumpkins - Perfect [ 7 / 3 ]
4 ( 40 ) Pulp - Party Hard [ 2 / 4 ]
5 ( - ) Depeche Mode - Only When I Lose Myself [ 1 / 5 ]
6 ( 7 ) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly [ 6 / 6 ]
7 ( 5 ) Electracy - Morning Afterglow [ 3 / 5 ]
8 ( 3 ) Mansun - Being A Girl [ 6 / 2 ]
9 ( 4 ) Moby - Honey [ 6 / 4 ]
10 ( 18 ) Roddy Frame - Reason For Living [ 3 / 10 ]
11 ( 6 ) Foo Fighters- Walking After You [ 4 / 3 ]
12 ( 10 ) Puff Daddy - Come With Me [ 7 / 1 ]
13 ( 23 ) Eels - Last Stop This Town [ 3 / 13 ]
14 ( 34 ) Sprung Monkey - Get 'em Out Of Here [ 3 / 14 ]
15 ( 39 ) Cardigans - My Favourite Game [ 2 / 15 ]
16 ( 16 ) Ash - Jesus Says [ 4 / 16 ]
17 ( 33 ) Kent - If You Were There [ 3 / 17 ]
18 ( 29 ) Candyskins - Somewhere Under London [ 3 / 18 ]
19 ( 28 ) Annie Christian - The Other Way [ 3 / 19 ]
20 ( 8 ) Embrace - My Weakness Is None Of Your Business [ 6 / 4 ]
21 ( 35 ) Everything - Hooch [ 3 / 21 ]
22 ( 41 ) Straw - Weird Superman [ 3 / 22 ]
23 ( 44 ) The Montrose Avenue - Start Again [ 2 / 23 ]
24 ( 14 ) Dakota Moon - Another Day Goes By [ 3 / 14 ]
25 ( 42 ) Silver Sun - I'll See You Around [ 2 / 25 ]
26 ( 17 ) Jamiroquai - Deeper Underground [ 3 / 7 ]
27 ( 38 ) PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise [ 3 / 27 ]
28 ( 27 ) Republica - From Rush Hour With Love [ 3 / 23 ]
29 ( 37 ) Sparklehorese - Sick Of Goodbyes [ 4 / 29 ]
30 ( 12 ) Fun Loving Criminals - Love Unlimited [ 10 / 5 ]
31 ( 30 ) Fastball - The Way [ 3 / 30 ]
32 ( 25 ) Eve Six - Inside Out [ 3 / 25 ]
33 ( 31 ) Semisonic - Closing Time [ 2 / 31 ]
34 ( 32 ) Garbage - Special [ 3 / 32 ]
35 ( 43 ) Placebo - You Don't Care About Us [ 3 / 35 ]
36 ( - ) Fatboy Slim - The Rockerfeller Skank [ 1 / 36 ]
37 ( 13 ) The Audience - I Know Enough [ 6 / 8 ]
38 ( 36 ) Apollo 440 - Lost In Space [ 7 / 1 ]
39 ( 11 ) Catatonia - Strange Glue [ 7 / 4 ]
40 ( 22 ) Rocket From The Crypt - Lipstick [ 4 / 13 ]
41 ( 15 ) Dandy Warhols - Boys Better [ 10 / 6 ]
42 ( 19 ) Supernaturals - I Wasn't Built To Get Up [ 5 / 9 ]
43 ( 9 ) Fatboy Slim - Rockerfella Skank [ 18 / 1 ]
44 ( 24 ) Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight [ 12 / 1 ]
45 ( - ) Morcheeba - Part Of The Process [ 3 / 10 ]
46 ( 21 ) Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta [ 9 / 8 ]
47 ( - ) Touch and Go - Would You [ 1 / 47 ]
48 ( - ) Goat - Great Life [ 1 / 48 ]
49 ( 47 ) Mojave 3 - Some Kind Of Angel [ 3 / 46 ]
50 ( - ) Laidbach - Escape [ 1 / 50 ]
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Postby JahWomble » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:25 am

camdwntownjohn wrote:I joined a protest outside Capital HQ in Leicester Square, signing songs like “If you tolerate this, Robbie Williams will be next” and “XFM don’t work / they’ve just made it worse / and I want to hear Gervais again”.

However, looking at the playlist now, it doesn’t seem as bad as I remember - the Radio Authority did warn them about tracks that were outside their remit, (i.e The Beautiful South, Dave Matthews). Jamiroquai weren’t on the playlist, but somehow they decided it qualified as alternative for chart purposes (from sales). The number of current records played compares well to now; the playlist is now only 15 new records, most tracks played being old ones.

The biggest problem in 1998 was that the station no longer had any personality or spontaneity. it was like a juke box, and there were no random plays of unexpected new releases, of which there were plenty under the old regime. Also, some records now stayed on the playlist for six months or more. I actually felt bereaved, having lost a station I’d loved.
Yep, exactly my recollection. It felt like the guts had been pulled out of the station - and, by association, of me, so attached had I become to Xfm. The new regime 'felt' like a regime - strict playlisting policy and DJs timidly back-announcing as though they had guns to their heads. Awful way to run a station.

Ha, remember the October demo well - I also attended it! It was a bit shambolic, but well-intentioned. Rumour had it that the 'new' Xfm studios at Leicester Square had been completely abandoned for the day, Richard Park and his cronies fearing what might happen: I recall that hapless new breakfast-show DJ James Heming (apparently a long-time 'friend' of Park's) had previously been getting threats by email, which struck me as a little unhelpful. Presumably they pre-recorded the programming that day, or played a loop. Whatever, nobody would have been able to tell the difference, so sterile had it become.

After a few months, Park relented a touch, giving John Kennedy back his original show - but daytime was still largely unlistenable: I think I'd returned to BBC London by then anyway. It took until 2000 for an improvement in playlist policy, with artists like the aforementioned Clinic returning to the A-list, but by mid-2001 the station seemed mainly about tedious nu-metal and those 'jock-ish' US bands like Sum 41, Crazytown and Alien Ant Farm. (And Dido, whose bizarre inclusion could only have been down to having been sampled by Eminem.) The general playlist policy drove me mad - an act would have a new single out and Capital-X would still be playing their previous. The station now seemed driven by fear of alienating a (supposed) core audience to the extent of paranoia. (This was apparently the work of Andy ??? [surname escapes me], an Australian brought over to manage the station's output. Like Park, he had little knowledge of new music/artists.)

I think the other aspect of Capital-X that did my head in was the insistence in casting non-music types - mainly comedians - as presenters. This meant that we ended up with tiresome laddishness for hours on end, to accompany the tame music. (I know he was popular, but I found Ricky Gervais a complete pain when he appeared on Clare Sturgess's show in the station's original incarnation.)

As for 'Radio X', I wouldn't have a clue what they are or aren't playing these days, long since having abandoned the station. I gather that Ed Sheeran gets more than a share of airplay - which frankly is more than enough to keep me away...
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:21 pm

Melody Maker printed my letter saying I felt bereaved.
According to Ian Camfield, it was always the plan to bring back the specialist programmes after six months.
It was hard to believe James Hemming was given the breakfast job. It wasn’t just that he was inappropriate to XFM, he was completely incompetent – I gave up on him after one listen.
That may be Andy Ashton you’re referring to. I did like Ricky Gervais’ interventions into Gary Crowley and Claire Sturgess’ programmes, and actually I didn’t think much of his own show when it was on in 1998, until they brought it back with Karl Pilkington.
XFM did many things wrong but by the early 2000s there was a playlist of about 90 songs and Claire Sturgess in the evening was playing completely different records than the daytime playlist, and her show was all new releases.
In about 2004, specialist programming started at 17:00 on Saturday with Ian Taylor, 14:00 on Sunday with London Express, and there were some interesting and innovative programmes in midweek early evening with Music Response (though I hated Zane Lowe) and Studio-something with Tim Lovejoy. They had some decent DJs in Lauren Laverne, Iain Baker and Sean Keavney, though there was a strict daytime playlist of 40 records. But gradually it all got really bland again.
When I last listened to XFM they seemed to play the Foo Fighters about every second record. I never listen to Radio X now, except for John Kennedy sometimes. The one good thing about the station is that they still give him 12 hours a week to play exactly what he wants, nearly all new stuff.

It's a shame I've got these charts from the new regime, but lost so many from the first year.

20th SEPTEMBER 1998 [weeks in chart / best position ]
1 ( 1 ) Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next [ 8 / 1 ]
2 ( 27 ) PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise [ 4 / 2 ]
3 ( 5 ) Depeche Mode - Only When I Lose Myself [ 2 / 3 ]
4 ( 2 ) Hole - Celebrity Skin [ 6 / 2 ]
5 ( 3 ) Smashing Pumpkins - Perfect [ 8 / 3 ]
6 ( 4 ) Pulp - Party Hard [ 3 / 4 ]
7 ( 13 ) Eels - Last Stop This Town [ 4 / 7 ]
8 ( 25 ) Silver Sun - I'll See You Around [ 3 / 8 ]
9 ( - ) The Devine Comedy - Generation Sex [ 1 / 9 ]
10 ( 10 ) Roddy Frame - Reason For Living [ 4 / 10 ]
11 ( 12 ) Puff Daddy - Come With Me [ 8 / 1 ]
12 ( - ) Dodgy - Every Single Day [ 1 / 12 ]
13 ( 6 ) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly [ 7 / 6 ]
14 ( 7 ) Electracy - Morning Afterglow [ 4 / 5 ]
15 ( 9 ) Moby - Honey [ 7 / 4 ]
16 ( 8 ) Mansun - Being A Girl [ 7 / 2 ]
17 ( 26 ) Jamiroquai - Deeper Underground [ 4 / 7 ]
18 ( 11 ) Foo Fighters- Walking After You [ 5 / 3 ]
19 ( 17 ) Kent - If You Were There [ 4 / 17 ]
20 ( - ) Fun Loving Criminals - Big Night Out [ 1 / 20 ]
21 ( - ) Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark - The OMD Remixes [ 1 / 21 ]
22 ( 20 ) Embrace - My Weakness Is None Of Your Business [ 7 / 4 ]
23 ( 34 ) Garbage - Special [ 4 / 23 ]
24 ( 14 ) Sprung Monkey - Get 'em Out Of Here [ 4 / 14 ]
25 ( 47 ) Touch and Go - Would You [ 2 / 25 ]
26 ( 18 ) Candyskins - Somewhere Under London [ 4 / 18 ]
27 ( 33 ) Semichronic - Closing Time [ 3 / 27 ]
28 ( 29 ) Sparklehorse - Sick Of Goodbyes [ 5 / 28 ]
29 ( - ) Delakota - Come On Cinccinatti [ 1 / 29 ]
30 ( 21 ) Everything - Hooch [ 4 / 21 ]
31 ( 19 ) Annie Christian - The Other Way [ 4 / 19 ]
32 ( - ) Ballroom - Take It [ 1 / 32 ]
33 ( 24 ) Dakota Moon - Another Day Goes By [ 4 / 14 ]
34 ( 38 ) Apollo 440 - Lost In Space [ 8 / 1 ]
35 ( 32 ) Eve Six - Inside Out [ 4 / 25 ]
36 ( 31 ) Fastball - The Way [ 4 / 30 ]
37 ( - ) The Audience - Keep in Touch [ 1 / 37 ]
38 ( - ) Matchbox 20 - Real World [ 1 / 38 ]
39 ( 22 ) Straw - Weird Superman [ 4 / 22 ]
40 ( - ) Swirl 360 - Hey Now Now [ 1 / 40 ]
41 ( 23 ) The Montrose Avenue - Start Again [ 3 / 23 ]
42 ( 16 ) Ash - Jesus Says [ 5 / 16 ]
43 ( 28 ) Republica - From Rush Hour With Love [ 4 / 23 ]
44 ( 48 ) Goat - Great Life [ 2 / 44 ]
45 ( - ) REM - Daysleeper [ 1 / 45 ]
46 ( 15 ) Cardigans - My Favourite Game [ 3 / 15 ]
47 ( 36 ) Fatboy Slim - The Rockerfeller Skank [ 2 / 36 ]
48 ( - ) Puressence - All I Want [ 1 / 48 ]
49 ( 44 ) Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight [ 13 / 1 ]
50 ( - ) Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart [ 1 / 50 ]
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Postby JahWomble » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:35 pm

It's still interesting to read (and be reminded of) what was being played. Remembering the cold, uninviting atmosphere of Xfm post-Capital takeover and the music that was playlisted brings with it a strange and perverse sense of nostalgia. (Whipping Piccadilly. I can't hear that without being transported back to those dark days...)

I had a 'stiff' letter published in MM as well (earlier, in June - I guess I saw what was coming) and also The Observer, which amused my colleagues somewhat.

The other bizarre memory from those first Capital weeks was Bob Geldof's Sunday slot: I think I only ever listened to his show a couple of times - he played Elliot Smith quite a bit. That aside, however, it was farcical - from his incompetence as a broadcaster down to the infamous 'Ian Dury is dead' announcement. (I recall Geldof quoted as asking in a pre-broadcast interview why Blur were 'hardly ever heard on the radio': that'll be 'Blur' - the band that had by then scored two number ones, countless other major hits, and had been an Xfm staple for several years...)

Andy Ashton is indeed the guy - knew it began with an 'a'. I don't especially wish to recall him, however.
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:35 am

It was worse than that, Geldof was on from 16:00-18:00 every weekday. He was involved in a company that devised the playlist.

In mid-November the chart was reduced to a Top 40. I've got a few bits and pieces, then from March 1998 I've got virtually all XFM's charts until they finished in 2006. I did have internet access in autumn 1998, but if XFM had a website, they didn’t publish their chart on it.

22/11/1998
31. - "Hey Now Now"? (artist unknown)
32. Ash - Wild Surf
33. Semisonic - Singing In My Sleep
34. REM - Lotus
35. Barenaked Ladies - One Week
36. Cake - Never There
37. Hole - Malibu
38. Kent - 747
39. Silver Sun - Sharks
40. Eve Six - Leech

29/11/1998
25. Chef - Chocolate Salty Balls
(34) 26. REM - Lotus
(36) 27. Cake - Never There
(37) 28. Hole - Malibu
(39) 29. Silver Sun - Sharks
30. Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
31. Beck - Tropicalia
32. Goldblade - Hairstyle
33. Fatboy Slim - Rockerfeller Skank
34. Embrace - The Good Will Out
35. Fraff - Eight Times Harder
36. Eels - Cancer For The Cure
37. Bjork - Alarm Call
38. Semisonic - Singing In My Sleep
39. Garbage - When I Grow Up
(38) 40. Kent - 747

06/12/1998
31. - "This Time It's For Real"? (artist unknown)
32. - "So Happy To Know Us"? (artist unknown)
33. Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
(34) 34. Embrace - The Good Will Out
35. Mercury Rev - Delta Sun
(27) 36. Cake - Never There
37. Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
38. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Magical Colours - (I've got a note that it had been no. 45 on 8.11.98, so I must have had some other charts from that period)
39. Paul Weller / Portishead - Wild Wood
40. Three Colours Red - Beautiful Day

13/12/1998 [position from two weeks ago in square brackets if known]
1. Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
2. REM - Lotus [26]
3. Bjork - Alarm Call [37]
4. Cardigans - My Favourite Game
5. Touch And Go - Would You
6. Beck - Tropicana [31]
7. Stereophonics - The Bartender And The Thief
8. Eels - Cancer For The Cure [36]
9. U2 - The Sweetest Thing
10. Space - Heartbeat
11. Alanis Morrissette! - Thank You
12. Electracy - My Best Friend's Girl
13. James - Sit Down
14. Ash - Wild Surf
15. Garbage - When I Grow Up [39]
16. Catatonia - Game On
17. Lo-Fidelity All Stars - Battle Flag
18. Elliot Smith - Waltz No 2
19. Chef - Chocolate Salty Balls [25]
20. Semisonic - Singing In My Sleep [38]
21. Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly [30]
22. Offspring - Pretty Fly
23. New Radicals - You Get What You Give
24. Eve Six - Leech
25. Goldblade - Hairstyle [32]
26. Hole - Malibu [28]
27. Belle And Sebastian - Slow Graffiti
28. Fraff - Eight Times Harder [35]
29. Straw - Aeroplane Song
30. Fun Loving Criminals - Big Night Out
31. Barenaked Ladies - One Week (no. 35 3 weeks ago)
32 (33) Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
33 (34) Embrace - The Good Will Out [35]
34 (35) Mercury Rev - Delta Sun
35 (37) Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
36 (36) Cake - Never There
37 (38) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Magical Colours
38 (39) Paul Weller/Portishead - Wild Wood
39. Fastball - Fire Escape
40 (40) Three Colours Red - Beautiful Day
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Postby JahWomble » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Ah, sketchy memories on my part, I guess. I was too distraught to listen properly, I think.

But, holy cow, that 13/12 chart is - for the most part - pretty wretched. Tropicalia (for it is that) by Beck is a rare exception, and I'll admit surprise that the JSBX are somehow in there. I'll bet that one wasn't even on the C-list.

That said, I did observe that Jon Spencer - and those associated with him - fared quite well on Xfm when the playlist started to improve in Autumn 2000: around then, his main band, plus Boss Hog (his side-project), Brassy (his sister Muffin's band) and Russell Simins (ex-Blues Explosion) were all getting airplay. (But nothing by Pussy Galore, unsurprisingly.)
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:11 pm

20/12/1998
30 (23) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
31 (27) Belle & Sebastian - Slow Graffiti
32 (40) Three Colours Red - Beautiful Day
33 (21) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
34 (26) Hole - Malibu
35 (-) PJ Harvey - The Wind
36 (38) Paul Weller/Portishead - Wild Wood
37 (-) Placebo - Every Me Every You
38 (29) Straw - Aeroplane Song
39 (11) Alanis Morrisette - Thank You
40 (-) Flys - Got You Where I Want You

31/01/1999
1. Offspring - Pretty Fly
2. Terrorvision - Tequila
3. Fatboy Slim - Praise You
4. Garbage - When I Grow Up
5. The All Seeing I - Walk Like A Panther
6. Placebo - Every Me Every You
7. 3 Colours Red - Beautiful Day
8. Hole - Malibu
9. The Divine Comedy - National Express
10. Mercury Rev - Delta Sun
11. Sebadoh - Flame
12. Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes
13. River - Setting Sun
14. Kula Shaker - Mystical Machine Gun

30. Barenaked Ladies - One Week
31. Unkle - Be There
32. Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
33. Mansun - Six
34. Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
35. Cardigans - Erase Rewind
36. Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodean
37. Alanis Morrisette - Joining You
38. PJ Harvey - The Wind
39. Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
40. Travis - Writing To Reach You

07/02/1999

1 (1) Offspring - Pretty Fly
2 (2) Terrorvision - Tequila
3 (9) The Divine Comedy - National Express
4 (3) Fatboy Slim - Praise You
5 (33) Mansun - Six
6 (4) Garbage - When I Grow Up
7 (6) Placebo - Every Me Every You
8 (5) The All Seeing I - Walk Like a Panther
9 (10) Mercury Rev - Delta Sun
10 (12) Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes
11 Gay Dad - To Earth With Love
12 Straw - Aeroplane Song
13 (7) 3 Colours Red - Beautiful Day
14 (11) Sebadoh - Flame
15 Delakota - 555
16 Blur - Tender
17 (8) Hole - Malibu
18 Propellerheads -
19 Chef - Chocolate Salty Balls
20 Gene - As Good As It Gets
21 Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
22 Skunk Anansie - Charlie
23 (30) Barenaked Ladies - One Week
24 Gus - Ladyshave
25 (37) Alanis Morrisette - Joining You

28 Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodega
29 Stereophonics - Just Looking
30 Audioweb - Test The Theory
31 Devlins - Waiting
32 New Radicals - You Get What You Give
33 (34) GooGoo Dolls - Slide
34 (39) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
35 (13) River - Setting Sun
36 (35) Cardigans - Erase Rewind
37 (40) Travis - Writing To Reach You
38 Carson - Up And Down
39 Supernaturals - Everest
40 (14) Kula Shaker - Mystical Machine Gun
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:54 pm

14/02/1999
36 Fountains of Wayne - Denise
37 (NEW ) Everlast - What It's Like
38 Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
39 (39) Supernaturals - Everest
40 (19) Chef - Chocolate Salty Balls

21/02/1999 (position two weeks ago in brackets)
1. Blur - Tender
2. Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away [down from number one]
3. Stereophonics - Just Looking

16 (10) Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes
17 (16) Blur - Tender
18 (32) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
19 (11) Gay Dad - To Earth With Love
20 (15) Delakota - 555
21. Eve 6 - Leech
22. Fountains of Wayne - Denise [36 last week]
23 (14) Sebadoh - Flame
24. Baby Bird - Back Together
25. Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato
26 (21) Manic Street Praechers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
27 (34) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
28 (8) The All Seeing I - Walk Like A Panther
29 (36) Cardigans - Erase Rewind

07/03/1999
1. Blur - Tender (1)
2. Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away (2)
3. Stereophonics - Just Looking (3)
4 (29) Cardigans - Erase Rewind
5. Kula Shaker - Mystical Machine Gun
6 (25) Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato
7. Barenaked Ladies - One Week
8. Unkle - Be There
9. Alanis Morrisette - Joining You
10. Fatboy Slim - Praise You
11 (26) Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
12. GusGus - Lady Shave
13. Catatonia - Dead From The Waist Down
14. Gene - As Good As It Gets
15. Stone Roses - Fools Gold
16. Underworld - Push Upstairs
17. Placebo - Every You Every Me
18 (27) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
19 (22) Fountains of Wayne - Denise
20. Everlast - What It's Like
21. Sugar Ray - Every Morning
22. Cake - Never There
23. Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
24. Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
25. Kent - 747
26. Beth Orton - Stolen Car
27. Supernaturals - Everest
28. Three Colours Red - Beautiful Day
29. Mercury Rev - Delta Sun
30 (18) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
31. This Horseman - Heavy High
32. Travis - Writing To Reach You
33. Garbage - When I Grow Up
34. Orgy - Blue Monday
35. Offspring - Pretty Fly
36 (28) The All Seeing I - Walk Like A Panther
37 (24) Baby Bird - Back Together
38 (19) Gay Dad - To Earth With Love
39. Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodege
40. Belle & Sebastian - Slow Graffiti
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:13 am

14/03/1999
1 (1) Blur - Tender
2 (11) Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
3 (2) Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
4 (3) Stereophonics - Just Looking
5 (4) Cardigans - Erase/Rewind
6 (New Entry) Orbital - Style
7 (32) Travis - Writing To Reach You
8 (6) Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato
9 (New Entry) REM - At My Most Beautiful
10 (9) Alanis Morrisette - Joining You
11 (7) Barenaked Ladies - One Week
12 (19) Fountains of Wayne - Denise
13 (24) Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
14 (26) Beth Orton - Stolen Car
15 (8) Unkle - Be There
16 (13) Catatonia - Dead From The Waist Down
17 (15) Stone Roses - Fools Gold
18 (5) Kula Shaker - Mystical Machine Gun
19 (10) Fatboy Slim - Praise You
20 (14) Gene - As Good As It Gets
21 (27) Supernaturals - Everest
22 (16) Underworld - Push Upstairs
23 (17) Placebo - Every You Every Me
24 (34) Orgy - Blue Monday
25 (New Entry) Suede - Electricity
26 (New Entry) Electronic - Vivid
27 (25) Kent - 747
28 (39) Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodege
29 (New Entry) Cranberries - Promises
30 (New Entry) Reef - I've Got Something To Say
31 (New Entry) Eminem - My Name Is
32 (New Entry) Moloko - Sing It Back
33 (35) Offspring - Pretty Fly
34 (21) Sugar Ray - Every Morning
35 (New Entry) Wilco - Can't Stand It
36 (12) GusGus - Lady Shave
37 (22) Cake - Never There
38 (18) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
39 (23) Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
40 (New Entry) Semisonic - Secret Smile
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:35 pm

1 ( 1 ) Blur - Tender
2 ( 2 ) Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
3 ( 22 ) Underworld - Push Upstairs
4 ( 7 ) Travis - Writing To Reach You
5 ( 3 ) Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
6 ( 4 ) Stereophonics - Just Looking
7 ( 9 ) REM - At My Most Beautiful
8 ( 5 ) Cardigans - Erase Rewind
9 ( 13 ) Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
10 (New Entry) Delirious - See The Star
11 ( 32 ) Moloko - Sing It Back
12 ( 8 ) Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato
13 ( 11 ) Barenaked Ladies - One Week
14 ( 12 ) Fountains of Wayne - Denise
15 (New Entry) Echo And The Bunnymen - Rust
16 ( 15 ) Unkle - Be There
17 ( 16 ) Catatonia - Dead From The Waist Down
18 ( 31 ) Eminem - My Name Is
19 ( 23 ) Placebo - Every You Every Me
20 ( 37 ) Cake - Never There
21 (New Entry) Mr Oizo - Flatbeat
22 ( 26 ) Electronic - Vivid
23 ( 24 ) Orgy - Blue Monday
24 ( 30 ) Reef - I've Got Something To Say
25 ( 25 ) Suede - Electricity
26 ( 19 ) Fatboy Slim - Praise You
27 (New Entry) Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job
28 ( 6 ) Orbital - Style
29 (New Entry) Kula Shaker - Shower Your Love
30 (New Entry) 3 Colours Red - This Is My Time
31 ( 38 ) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
32 (New Entry) Straw - Moving To California
33 ( - ) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
34 ( 34 ) Sugar Ray - Every Morning
35 (New Entry) Medal - Possibility
36 ( 28 ) Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodege
37 ( 10 ) Alanis Morrisette - Joining You
38 ( 17 ) Stone Roses - Fools Gold
39 ( 29 ) Cranberries - Promises
40 ( 14 ) Beth Orton - Stolen Car
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:58 pm

28/03/1999
1 ( 21 ) MrOizo - Flatbeat
2 ( 33 ) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
3 ( 1 ) Blur - Tender
4 ( 3 ) Underworld - Push Upstairs
5 ( 2 ) Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
6 ( 6 ) Stereophonics - Just Looking
7 ( 5 ) Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
8 ( 9 ) Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
9 (New Entry) The Aphex Twin - Window Licker
10 ( 4 ) Travis - Writing To Reach You
11 ( 8 ) Cardigans - Erase/Rewind
12 ( 11 ) Moloko - Sing It Back
13 ( 25 ) Suede - Electricity
14 ( 36 ) Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodege
15 ( 24 ) Reef - I've Got Something To Say
16 ( 12 ) Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato
17 ( 31 ) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
18 ( 23 ) Orgy - Blue Monday
19 ( 20 ) Cake - Never There
20 ( 18 ) Eminem - My Name Is
21 ( 17 ) Catatonia - Dead From The Waist Down
22 ( 27 ) Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job
23 ( 34 ) Sugar Ray - Every Morning
24 ( 32 ) Straw - Moving To California
25 ( 10 ) Delirious - See The Star
26 (New Entry) Feeder - Day In Day Out
27 ( 26 ) Fatboy Slim - Praise You
28 (New Entry) Gene - Free Her Up
29 ( - ) Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
30 (New Entry) Garbage - You Look So Fine
31 ( 30 ) Three Colours Red - This Is My Time
32 ( 19 ) Placebo - Every You Every Me
33 ( 39 ) Cranberries - Promises
34 (New Entry) Ben Folds Five - Joining The Army
35 (New Entry) Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now
36 ( 29 ) Kula Shaker - Shower Your Love
37 ( 35 ) Medal - Possibility
38 ( 15 ) Echo And The Bunnymen - Rust
39 ( 7 ) REM - At My Most Beautiful
40 (New Entry) Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
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Postby navi » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:20 pm

28/03/1999
1 ( 21 ) MrOizo - Flatbeat
this is a joke :roll: :evil:
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:30 pm

11/04/1999 (position 2 weeks ago in brackets)
1 ( 1 ) MrOizo - Flatbeat
2 ( 20 ) Eminem - My Name Is [last week no.3]
3 ( 2 ) New Radicals - You Get What You Give [last week no. 2]
4 ( 21 ) Catatonia - Dead From The Waist Down
5 ( 15 ) Reef - I've Got Something To Say
6 ( 33 ) Cranberries - Promises
7 ( 3 ) Blur - Tender
8 ( 6 ) Stereophonics - Just Looking
9 ( 13 ) Suede - Electricity
10 ( 11 ) Cardigans - Erase Rewind
11 ( 10 ) Travis - Writing To Reach You
12 ( 5 ) Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
13 ( 29 ) Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
14 ( 28 ) Gene - Free Her Up
15 ( 18 ) Orgy - Blue Monday
16 (New) Skunk Anansie - Secretly
17 (New) Cast - Beat Mama
18 (New) Gay Dad - Joy
19 ( 34 ) Ben Folds Five - Army
20 ( 35 ) Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now
21 ( - ) Wilco - Can't Stand It
22 ( 30 ) Garbage - You Look So Fine
23 (New) Shed Seven - Disco Down
24 ( 19 ) Cake - Never There
25 ( 24 ) Straw - Moving To California
26 ( 31 ) 3 Colours Red - This Is My Time
27 ( 22 ) Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job
28 (New) Manic Street Preachers - Tsunami
29 ( 14 ) Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodege
30 ( 40 ) Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
31 ( 23 ) Sugar Ray - Every Morning
32 ( - ) Semisonic - Secret Smile
33 (New) Sprung Monkey - Get Out Of Here
34 ( 9 ) The Aphex Twin - Window Licker
35 (New) Ultrasound - Floodlit World
36 ( 7 ) Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
37 ( 17 ) Gomez - Whipping Piccadilly
38 ( 26 ) Feeder - Day In Day Out
39 ( 4 ) Underworld - Push Upstairs
40 (New) The Fall - Touch Sensitive
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Postby JahWomble » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:05 pm

navi wrote:
28/03/1999
1 ( 21 ) MrOizo - Flatbeat
this is a joke :roll: :evil:
Agree. Actually, what a bloody awful chart that is as a whole. I'll bet The Fall (#40) received no airplay at all: actually, I'd be surprised if Ultrasound (#35), Wilco (#21) or Gene (#14) did, either.

I can remember a competition to win Gene tickets on (I think) Christian O'Connell's morning show: he banged on about it for over an hour, announced the winner, where the gig was, etc - and still couldn't bring himself to play one of their records! ('Gene' - one of the most accessible bands of the era.)
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:03 pm

You're probably right about the other three, but according to my spreadsheets containing these charts, the Gene track wasn't released until 12/04/1999 and entered the sales chart at no. 36 in the week below. I was a fan of Gene and went to one of their album launches.

I was listening to XFM breakfast again by the time Christian O'Connell was on (and later Danny Wallace) and I'm in the video for their 2004 European Championship song 'Born In England'. But in April 1999 I was only listening to the chart show and John Kennedy, who was on weekly at that time.

18/04/1999
1 ( 2 ) Eminem - My Name Is
2 ( 1 ) MrOizo - Flatbeat
3 ( 9 ) Suede - Electricity
4 ( 3 ) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
5 ( 6 ) Cranberries - Promises
6 ( 4 ) Catatonia - Dead From The Waist Down
7 ( 7 ) Blur - Tender
8 ( 19 ) Ben Folds Five - Army
9 ( 5 ) Reef - I've Got Something To Say
10 ( 14 ) Gene - Fill Her Up
11 ( - ) Electronic - Vivid
12 ( 25 ) Straw - Moving To California
13 ( 17 ) Cast - Beat Mama
14 ( 12 ) Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
15 ( 21 ) Wilco - Can't Stand It
16 ( 23 ) Shed Seven - Disco Down
17 ( 18 ) Gay Dad - Joy
18 ( 32 ) Semisonic - Secret Smile
19 ( 26 ) Three Colours Red - This Is My Time
20 ( 30 ) Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
21 ( 22 ) Garbage - You Look So Fine
22 ( 27 ) Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job
23 ( 33 ) Sprung Monkey - Get Out Of Here
24 ( 29 ) Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodege
26 ( 15 ) Orgy - Blue Monday
27 ( 20 ) Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now
28 ( 8 ) Stereophonics - Just Looking
29 ( 16 ) Skunk Anansie - Secretly
30 ( 10 ) Cardigans - Erase Rewind
31 ( 31 ) Sugar Ray - Every Morning
32 (New Entry) Deus - Instant Street
33 (New Entry) Gus Gus - Star
34 ( 36 ) Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
35 ( - ) Fatboy Slim - Rockerfella Skank
36 ( 35 ) Ultrasound - Floodlight World
37 (New Entry) Super Furry Animals - Northern Lights
38 (New Entry) Beastie Boys - Remote Contol
39 (New Entry) Kula Shaker - Shower Your Love
40 ( 24 ) Cake - Never There
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Postby navi » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:30 pm

late 90's and early 00's are the worst period ever (since the punk started) for the indie/alter music in any aspect
(quantity, quality or chartwise)

ps. wait a minute, i said that on this topic before :lol:
so it must be true :wink:
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Postby JahWomble » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:00 am

In terms of what was selling here, absolutely: it felt that the whole guitar thing had been watered down to the nth degree by then, thanks largely to bands like Travis, Embrace, Snow Patrol, Keane, Athlete, etc. Made those earlier 'Britpop' acts sound like Hüsker Dü by comparison. Thankfully, bands like SFA were still getting hits. (Ha - looks as though I responded in an identical way to your earlier post, too!)

camdwntownjohn wrote:You're probably right about the other three, but according to my spreadsheets containing these charts, the Gene track wasn't released until 12/04/1999 and entered the sales chart at no. 36 in the week below. I was a fan of Gene and went to one of their album launches.
Did you go to the launch for Drawn to the Deep End at Virgin Megastore, Oxford Street, early in 1997? I was certainly at that. It was all about Olympian for me, however - they never bettered that debut. Many of the tracks were given significant airplay during the Xfm RLB in spring 1995.
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:54 am

In the late 90s too many bands tried to sound like Oasis, but they copied the balladdy stuff rather than the more upbeat guitar songs.
The album launch I went to was in a music venue, near Great Portland Street I think. I agree, the singles off 'Olympian' were their best songs, especially the title track.
The first XFM RSL (in Camden and Islington only), I was still living in South London, but tried to listen to it in my earphones at work in Holborn. One weekend I went to Islington and listened to the whole chart show with Steve Lamacq in a park. I moved to Camden the actual day the next one started in 1993.

25/04/1999
1 ( 27 ) Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now
2 ( 1 ) Eminem - My Name Is
3 ( 4 ) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
4 ( 2 ) Mr Oizo - Flatbeat
5 ( 3 ) Suede - Electricity
6 ( 6 ) Catatonia - Dead From The Waist Down
7 ( 9 ) Reef - I've Got Something To Say
8 ( 5 ) Cranberries - Promises
9 ( 11 ) Electronic - Vivid
10 ( 8 ) Ben Folds Five - Army
11 ( 7 ) Blur - Tender
12 ( 12 ) Straw - Moving To California
13 ( 10 ) Gene - Fill Her Up
14 ( 13 ) Cast - Beat Mama
15 ( 31 ) Sugar Ray - Every Morning
16 (New Entry) Stereophonics - Pick A Part That's New
17 ( 24 ) Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodege
18 ( 39 ) Kula Shaker - Shower Your Love
19 ( 33 ) Gus Gus - Star Lovers
20 ( 16 ) Shed Seven - Disco Down
21 ( 17 ) Gay Dad - Joy
22 ( 26 ) Orgy - Blue Monday
23 ( 29 ) Skunk Anansie - Secretly
24 ( 21 ) Garbage - You Look So Fine
25 ( 19 ) 3 Colours Red - This Is My Time
26 (New Entry) Terrorvision - Three Wishes
27 ( 22 ) Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job
28 ( 20 ) Lit - My Own Worst Enemy (UK)
29 (- ) Manic Street Preachers - Tsumani
30 ( 38 ) Beastie Boys - Remote Contol
31 (New Entry) Blondie - Nothing Is Real But The Girl
32 ( 35 ) Fatboy Slim - Rockerfella Skank
33 ( 32 ) Deus - Instant Street
34 ( 23 ) Sprung Monkey - Get Out Of Here
35 ( 37 ) Super Furry Animals - Northern Lights
36 ( 18 ) Semisonic - Secret Smile
37 (New Entry) Pretenders - Human
38 ( 14 ) Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
39 (New Entry) Elliot Smith - Baby Britain
40 ( 40 ) Cake - Never There
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Postby navi » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:36 am

Sometimes it's so funny to listen to people who live in the center of the music universe as they are moaning
what should i do?
although Croatia is a member of EU, there's no Spotify service here and iTunes was established just a year ago,
and as we are the small market, the concerts of famous groups/stars/performers are rare ( in about 20 years intervals :lol:
- Stones 1976/1997, even the Sonic youth 1985/2007).
If the internet wasn't invented we would still live in the stone age.
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:16 am

I've always appreciated living in London for the music, we even moved to Camden Town to be nearer the venues. Youtube is better than Spotify for music as it has pre-release music (and you can block the adverts). Just don't look at the often-annoying
videos, just listen to the music.

02/05/1999
1 ( 1 ) Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now
2 ( 3 ) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
3 ( 2 ) Eminem - My Name Is
4 ( 14 ) Cast - Beat Mama
5 ( 27 ) Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job
6 ( 4 ) Mr Oizo - Flatbeat
7 ( 17 ) Fun Loving Criminals - Korean Bodega
8 ( 5 ) Suede - Electricity
9 ( 11 ) Blur - Tender
10 ( 6 ) Catatonia - Dead From The Waist Down
11 ( 16 ) Stereophonics - Pick A Part That's New
12 (New Entry) Supergrass - Pumping On Your Stereo
13 (New Entry) Korn - Freak On A Leash
14 ( 7 ) Reef - I've Got Something To Say
15 ( 26 ) Terrorvision - Three Wishes
16 ( 21 ) Gay Dad - Joy
17 ( 25 ) Three Colours Red - This Is My Time
18 (New Entry) Moby - Run On
19 ( 20 ) Shed Seven - Disco Down
20 ( 23 ) Skunk Anansie - Secretly
21 ( 29 ) Manic Street Preachers - Tsunami
22 ( 35 ) Super Furry Animals - Northern Lights
23 ( 36 ) Semisonic - Secret Smile
24 ( 18 ) Kula Shaker - Shower Your Love
25 (New Entry) Ash - Jesus Says
26 ( 15 ) Sugar Ray - Every Morning
27 ( 28 ) Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
28 ( 22 ) Orgy - Blue Monday
29 ( 30 ) Beastie Boys - Remote Contol
30 ( 24 ) Garbage - You Look So Fine
31 (New Entry) Mishka - Give You All The Love I Got
32 ( 31 ) Blondie - Nothing Is Real But The Girl
33 ( 40 ) Cake - Never There
34 ( - ) Kent - If You Were Here
35 (New Entry) Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl
36 (New Entry) Pavement - Carrot Rope
37 (New Entry) Travis - Driftwood
38 ( 8 ) Cranberries - Promises
39 ( 39 ) Elliot Smith - Baby Britain
40 (New Entry) Ooberman - Blossom's Falling
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