Ear Say – Episode 20 (11 August 1984)

By producercat

As discussed on the 11 August 1984 show, today’s episode of Channel 4’s pop show Ear Say, including a bizarre Elton John interview (is there any other kind) and all sorts of mid-80s pop nonsense. Can’t embed the video here though, annoyingly, so you’ll have to click this link to enjoy it.

Micky Dolenz – “To Be Or Not To Be”

By producercat

As mentioned on the 9 June 1980 show, B.A. (Big Angus) Robertson’s “To Be Or Not To Be” was covered a couple of years later by Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, who released it as a single in Japan and promoted it with this… idiosyncratic TV performance.

Scene: Ian Dury

By producercat

As mentioned in the 19 May 1983 show, although it’s from a couple of years earlier, Ian Dury interviewed for BBC schools programme “Scene”.

Toyah – Echo Beach

By producercat

Our Arthur Dent Moment from the 12 May 1987 show, Toyah bringing her hitmaking career to a crashing halt with this entirely unnecessary cover of Echo Beach. And the video is even worse. Enjoy!

An important message from Mad Wasp Radio

By producercat

Our colleagues at Mad Wasp Radio decided it would be nice to do something to keep our listeners’ spirits up in these bizarre and confusing times. So we did a Band Aid. Hope it lifts your spirits in some small way.