VERY nice listening!!
Were you there at the time, Dunk? I mean did you record the broadcast?
Yes. As I recall - I just managed to get home in time to stick a tape in and press record. I missed FZs intro to Lynyrd Skynyrd because I had to turn the tape over but it is on the transcript of the show at...http://ftp.catalog.com/mrm/zappa/html/DJ-UK-1982.html
(This must have been a repeat as he has the date as Feb 82)
It was only a cheap tape so I am surprised that it has survived all these years and several house moves so well. I shall rummage through all my other old boxes of stuff to see what else I can find.
What a treat! "I don't care what anybody says, I still like Black Sabbath!" Some surprising picks by FZ. DebK
I had assumed the producers of the show had given (or suggested) records he might like to play - particularly the obscure British stuff - but looking at the list at...http://home.swipnet.se/fzshows/FZRadio.htm
(wrongly dated Jan 21)
he was playing this same stuff all over the place. How did he keep up with obscure British punk/new wave stuff? How old were his children then - did they keep him informed about what was going on? He obviously enjoyed doing these shows. From the interview at...http://home.online.no/~corneliu/trouserpress.htm
"Radio as a medium can be very exciting, you know. I just spent four days being a disc jockey on WPIX, and I had a wonderful time. They picked the hits, and I played everything else. I think that out of a two hour show we played maybe five songs from their playlist, and all the rest of the stuff I picked. I put some records on the air that you never would have heard: 'Gidget Goes to Hell' by the Suburban Lawns, Jerry and the Holograms, 'Irene Does It Matter' by the Moth Men, One Ruined Life of a Bronze Tourist by Hampton B. Coles under the news. I also played some things from my old albums that never got played, like 'Debra Cadabra'; when was the last time you heard that on radio? I got away with a total of eight glorious hours during Thanksgiving week, and I think that what I did was good. I'm getting tapes of all the shows so I can play them in Los Angeles when I get back. Radio's a business, like everything else. It does stupid things that it has to do in order to support itself."