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Song of the day

Posted: December 7, 2010 in Music
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Nothing worse than living for the weekend when its only Tuesday! But for those starting early on a midweek session here’s a track from the 19 year old up and coming electro/dub-step maestro and one to watch in 2011, Jacob Plant featuring mcJLD. Heavy bassline, banging beat, what more do you need? Besides a tall glass of ye old captain! Obviously. Oh and, make sure the volume’s all the way up.


Song of the day

Posted: December 3, 2010 in Music
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Today’s song of the day is a controversial one! This “wee” singer from the top left coast of this rainy island, may be known only for singing about wooly jumpers, a cuppa tea and all things menopause, but here at RADAR we’v got our fingers on the pulse. And there’s no way any Irish man can surround themselves with cailíní all their lives and not at least hop on a few. Even Tubridy managed to convince Mayo Rose Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin not to call security on his busy hands!

So here for your viewing pleasure is the Donegal dirt merchant himself, Daniel O’Donnell with Flick the bean, from his No 1 album Knit me a few johnnys. Brace yourself…

Fab Four set to “Reunite”

Posted: December 3, 2010 in Music

When we at RADAR first heard the news we didn’t no whether to laugh or cry. But love it or loath it, The Beatles will be reunited on stage for one night only at the famous Hollywood Bowl.

Paul and Ringo will be joined on stage by beamed satellite images of their long lost companions as they belt out the classics that made them the biggest band in music’s history.

Naturally, opinion on this will most certainly be split. The chance to see them play live and perform again is a tantalising prospect but many die-hard “Beatlemaniacs” will be horrified to hear the news. There has never been a band to spark such controversy and debate as the Liverpudlian rogues and this latest move by McCartney and Starr is just the latest in a long line.

We here at RADAR would like to hear your views on the news, as well as your opinions on your favourite Beatles’ tracks, albums and of course, member of the Fab Four. Whether it be John, Paul or George, we want to know why …….

Here’s ours, just to kick things off!

When a man hears the word snatch he thinks two things….both of which lead him to excitement. But before you get carried away, I’m talking Guy Ritchie, not hairy axe wounds and beef curtains. And more specifically about the soundtrack that accompanies, the man who once had madonna on his rocks’ masterpiece. Lets not forget, it’s not just what you see on the screen, that gives the feel to a great movie, it’s also what you hear. So from the Radar to the reader, here’s a few classic tracks, all hand-picked by Hertfordshire man Mr Ritchie himself. Enjoy

Blast from the past

Posted: November 26, 2010 in Music

Forget finding a fiver down the back of the couch, rediscovering Metallica’s 1999 live recording S&M last week was better than finding a loaded gun on the set of fair city! The dust has been well and truly brushed off and it hasn’t left the hi-fi since.

Possibly one of the most epic albums of all time, combining two of music’s polar extremes. The top-hat and monocle scene that is classical symphony music and the ripped jeans and knuckle-duster scene that is heavy metal. You’d be forgivin for thinking Prince Charles in a mosh-pit, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. The combination worked. Going hand in hand as well as salt & vinegar, Penn & Tellar, bacon & egg, Dalglish & Rush, Monica Lewinski & hide the sausage.

And with the late great Michael Kamen at the helm of the orchestra, it was never going to flop. Although the album is basicly an up-scale greatest hits, it’s an absolute must have for all rock fans and horn blowers alike. (Lewinsky excluded) It also features two new metallica tracks, “-Human” and “No leaf clover”, the later of the two, one of their greatest songs to date.  So if you have it stowed under the bed, sandwiched between your “Playmate of the year” issue and an old tube of hand lotion, liberate that bitch! And just to get your ears refreshed, here’s Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and “No leaf clover” Head-banging optional.

Song of the day

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Music

Julian Casablancas: 11th Dimension: Phrazes for the young

Widely regarded as the stand-out track from the debut solo effort of The Strokes’ frontman, Julian Casablancas. Through his exquisite lyrics, JC captures the sobering condition we find our world in but rather than dwell on the negatives he encourages rejoicement in the belief that we will come through the other side of this domineering storm cloud of depression. The combination of fantastic imagary and the intoxicatingly upbeat tempo transports the listener to another dimension and makes this song the ultimate monday morning blues beater!

Song of the day

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Music
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Today’s “Song of the day” is Lil Wayne Feat Eminem: Drop the world. The third single from the album Rebirth. The seventh album from the New Orleans rapper, and easily the best song on an all-together disappointing release. That said, take nothing away from these 4 minutes of rage relieving rhymes, that have since been performed live at the 52nd Grammy awards! If it’s not on your pod already, sort it out!