Playlist: May 10th 2006

The Go-Betweens - "Love Goes On"
Jonathon Richman - "Egyptian Reggae"
Gnarls Barkley - "Go-Go Gadget Gospel"
The Bangles - "Tear Off Your Own Head (Doll Revolution)"
Dusty Springfield - "Girls It Ain't Easy"
Cat Power - "Could We"
SubAudible Hum - "Sugarcoat"
Supertramp - "Dreamer"
Mates Of State - "Like U Crazy"
Shakira - "Hips Don't Lie"
Steve Miller Band - "Living In The USA"
The Purple Hearts - "Louie Louie"


10. Kanye West - "Gold Digger"
9. DEVO - "Working In A Coal Mine"
8. Jamiroquai - "Deeper Underground"
7. Bill Withers - "Just The Two Of Us"
6. Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"
5. U2 - "Elevation"
4. Foo Fighers - "My Hero"
3. Nina Simone - "Here Comes The Sun"
2. Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell"
1. ELO - "Mr Blue Sky"

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Playlist: May 3rd 2006

be your own PET - "Adventure"
Christina Aguilera - "Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tu)"
Kraftwerk - "Autobahn"

** Interview: Captain Frodo & Laura Sheedy **

Wendy Carlos - "'Little' Fugue In G Minor"

** Captain Frodo & his musical saw - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" **

Clara Rockmore - "The Swan"
The Byrds - "Moog Raga"
Kanye West - "School Spirit"
Beta Band - "Dry The Rain"
Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back"
Guillemots - "Trains To Brazil"


10. Eels - "Novocaine For The Soul (Remix)"
9. Jellyfish - "The King Is Half Undressed"
8. Jet - "Get What You Need"
7. Fischerspooner - "Happy"
6. Beck - "Get Real Paid"
5. Dream - "He Loves You Not"
4. Air - "Kelly Watch The Stars (Remix Par Moog Cookbook)"
3. Ladytron - "Blue Jeans"
2. JC Chasez - "100 Ways"
1. The Mook Cookbook - "Free Falling"

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Next Show: Captain Frodo Interview & Live-To-Air!

This week (May 3rd) on I'd Rather Jack, we'll be counting down the Top Ten Songs Featuring Moogs & Synths, and who better to help out than confessed Moog-nut - and Comedy Festival hero - Captain Frodo and his singing saw!

Hopefully he won't swallow any swords in the studio...

Frodo and the co-creator of The Adventures Of Captain Frodo: Tales Of A Modern Day Showman, Laura Sheedy, will be joining us in the studio to play the saw, talk pop and share a little Moog love. Tune in!

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Playlist: April 26th 2006

Bec Cartwright - "All Seats Taken"
Morningwood - "Nth Degree"
Liz Phair - "H.W.C."
Gary Wright - "Dream Weaver"
Brendan Welch - "All Around Her Home"
Bryan Ferry - "The Price Of Love"
Joy Williams - "Say Goodbye"
Pink Mountaintops - "Lord, Let Us Shine"
Faith Evans - "Mesmerize"
The Shins - "They'll Soon Discover"
Holidays On Ice - "We're All In This Together"


10. Spiderbait – "Four On The Floor"
9. The Ones – "Flawless"
8. Barry White – "It’s Ecstasy"
7. George Michael – "Too Funky"
6. Cake – "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"
5. Diana Ross – "I’m Coming Out"
4. Juanita Hall – "Bali Ha’i"
3. The Platters – "The Great Pretender"
2. Right Said Fred – "I’m Too Sexy"
1. Pamela Isaacs & Lillias White – "Lovely Day To Be Out Of Jail"

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Britney Spears - "...Baby One More Time"
The Beach Boys - "Don't Worry, Baby"
Dolly Parton - "Baby I'm Burning"
Stephen Malkmus - "Baby C'Mon"
Four Tops - "Wonderful Baby"
Mariah Carey - "Always Be My Baby"
The Meters - "Just Kissed My Baby"
The Supremes - "Baby Love"
The Drones - "Baby"
Bay City Rollers - "Bye Bye Baby"
Beyonce feat. Sean Paul - "Baby Boy"
Transvision Vamp - "Baby I Don't Care"


10. Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child Of Mine"
9. Marilyn Monroe - "My Heart Belongs To Daddy"
8. Paul Kelly - "Deeper Water"
7. ABBA - "Does Your Mother Know"
6. No Doubt - "Simple Kind Of Life"
5. Black Box Recorder - "Child Psychology"
4. Sinead O'Connor - "Daddy I'm Fine"
3. Martha Wainwright - "Bloody Motherfucking Asshole"
2. Tracey Bonham - "Mother Mother"
1. Stevie Wonder - "Isn't She Lovely"

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Playlist: April 12th 2006

Proof feat. Eminem - "We Ain't Scared"
Roisin Murphy - "Sow Into You"
The Concretes - "You Can't Hurry Love"

**Interview: David Vodicka**

Lee Hyori - "Get Ya"
Britney Spears - "Do Somethin'"
Ghostface Killah feat. Wu Tang Clan - "9 Milli Bros"
All Saints - "I Know Where It's At"
White Town - "Your Woman"
J Hawk & The Muddy Amps - "Heart & Soul"
Patrick Wolf - "The Libertine"
The Darkness - "Dinner Lady Arms"


10. David Bowie – "Song For Bob Dylan" (about Bob Dylan)
9. Courtney Love – "But Julian, I’m A Little Bit Older Than You" (Julian Casablancas [The Strokes])
8. Roberta Flack – "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (Don McClean)
7. Neil Young – "Buffalo Springfield Again" (Buffalo Springfield)
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – "Maps" (Angus Andrew [Liars])
5. Emmylou Harris – "Boulder To Birmingham" (Gram Parsons)
4. The Streets – "When You Wasn’t Famous"
3. Joan Baez – "To Bobby" (Bob Dylan)
2. Ice Cube – "No Vaseline" (NWA)
1. John Lennon – "How Do You Sleep" (Paul McCartney)

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Playlist : April 5th 2006

Aberfeldy - "Your Own Trailer"
The Archies - "Sugar Sugar"
Kate Bush - "Bertie"
Annie - "Chewing Gum"
Robyn - "Be Mine"
Electrocute - "Bikini Bottom"
Paul Kelly- "Careless"
Magnetic Fields - "The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side"
B-Dolls - "She Beat (Dicko Mix #1)"
Modern English - "I Melt With You"
The Kills - "Run Home Slow"


10. AC/DC - "Long Way To The Top" (bagpipes)
9. Hanson - "If Only" (harmonica)
8. Wolfmother - "Witchcraft" (flute)
7. Junior Walker - "What Does It Take To Win Your Love" (saxophone)
6. Yes - "Roundabout" (synth/organ)
5. LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" (cowbell)
4. Bob Dylan - "Hurricane" (violin)
3. Millie - "My Boy Lollipop" (harmonica)
2. Toots & The Maytalls (saxophone/organ)
1. Starbuck - "Moonlight Feels Right" (vibraphone)

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What's It All About... Alfie?

Named for a cult Stock, Aitken & Waterman hit (and yes, they do have cult hits), I'd Rather Jack is a show that's heavy on pop-culture and light on coolsie gnashing of teeth. Originally, I’d Rather Jack was belted out to lament the stagnant state of the UK’s Top 40 and hit radio. Now, the title stands as a call to arms for those who want to know what’s happening in the world of pop/unpopular culture, modern life and celebrity – and who don’t want to be made to feel guilty for doing so by the indie cognoscenti.

Hosted by Clem Bastow and Jess McGuire, I’d Rather Jack looks at everything from awards nights, to relationship issues as demonstrated by Famous People, to Serious Cultural Debate (where necessary), and everything in between. In the midst of this chatter, Clem and Jess furnish listeners with eclectic pop (and unpopular) gems from the Brill Building to Brecht to Britney and back again. They are joined by rotating ‘experts’ on the topics of fashion, pop news and blues, and film and TV gossip. They will talk to songwriters and producers in an effort to get inside the crystalline world of pure pop.

The second half of the show is dedicated to what Clem and Jess do best - counting down a Top Ten (past topics have included The Top Ten Stupidest Songs About Sex and The Top Ten Camping Anthems) and making wildly inappropriate single-entendres in between songs.

I’d Rather Jack is for the dedicated pop jackdaw and the curious passerby alike. Remember, when it comes to pop, it’s society’s crime, not ours.

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Wednesday nights from midnight to 2am on
Triple R, 102.7FM.

About the show

  • I'd Rather Jack is a call to arms for those who want to know what's happening in the world of pop/unpopular culture ­ and who don't want to be made to feel guilty for doing so. Weekly Top Tens and pop gems from Brecht to Britney to Brill Building. And remember, when it comes to pop, it's society's crime, not ours.

  • Presented by Clem Bastow and Jess McGuire

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