This time around I was not able to join in the fun that can be had by attending the ‘Live’ recording of Rathole Radio basically it was a Bank Holiday Weekend and the family decided to “Do something” on the Sunday evening. Pleading and offering bribes failed to work I did consider having a non-fatal injury which would force me to stay at home but that’s just silly.
So this review will be slightly clinical in that I have no IRC anecdotes to colour my comments with and no pre-show party stuff just plain old thoughts on the songs and anything Dan says.
Make Us Stronger by Pedalboy
Next up was an acoustic track, nothing special here basically some geezer singing along with his guitar, course he tried to jazz it up with emphasised halts for like 2-3 seconds and then a heavy strum re-entry to the song which for me was ‘fail!’ I’m afraid it did very little for me it wasn’t awful or anything just average.
Boats (Swept Away) by I Am Not Lefthanded
OK I admit defeat, I’m starting to like this band now. Well to be more truthful I’m starting to hear more tracks that I like. They have done a couple of stinkers in my opinion but this is not one of them. The song starts out mellow but strong and builds and builds as it goes along which is right up my street, I think I said in my last review that I could see them singing [The reviewed song] at Glastonbury this one would/should be their signature song, you can just picture Jo Whiley saying “And here is I am not left handed with, (pause for effect) Boats”.
Live Track “Half The World Away” by Oasis performed by our Dan Lynch
Zero Three by The Lone Gunmen
So Dan basically said “Its my show and I’ll play what I like” which filled me with trepidation, this was a very heavy drum base beat track featuring some now famous recorded snippets of a child actually talking to planes from a control tower while his dad nipped off to get a sandwich!
Actually it worked pretty well to be honest normally this type of thing would not be in my listening category maybe it was the intriguing “0 3” speach snippets?
This one gets a thumbs up
The Mystery Song
All I Dan knows is that the file is called “georgew.mp3”. If you know where it’s from and who it’s by please let me or Dan know.