Best of 2012 IAN RANKIN

Author Ian Rankin is a big music lover and his latest novel ‘Standing In Another Man’s Grave’, featuring the return of Rebus, is out now.

Albums of the year:

Patti Smith – Banga

Snowgoose – Harmony Springs (very good Scottish folk group like Sand Denny/Pentangle)

Tim Burgess – Oh No, I Love You

Paul Buchanan – Midair

Bob Dylan – Tempest

Magnetic North – Orkney

Van Morrison – Born to Sing: No Plan B

Godspeed You Black Emperor – Allelujah!

Django Django – Django Django

Bill Fay – Life is People

Honourable mentions to: PIL, Jack White, Richard Hawley, Love and Money, Hawkwind, Donald Fagen, Dexys, Leonard Cohen, Meursault. And out of left-field: Sergeant Buzfuz. Reissue of the year was Paul McCartney’s Ram (in mono).


David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 26 July.. In the first hour David pays tribute to the blues/rock guitarist Peter Green.

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Featured Albums w/c 3 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 LIONVILLE Magic Is Alive (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 MAD MAX Stormchild Rising (SPV)
14:00-16:00 MARY COUGHLAN Life Stories (2020)

Power Plays w/c 3 August (Mon-Fri)

SOUTH OF SALEM Cold Day In Hell (indie)
BLACK LESION Sins (indie)
CAROLINE JONES All Of The Boys (Social Family Records)
BLACK SUN Resist (Rockshot Records)
THE JAILBIRDS Dull My Brain (Golden Robot Records)
FROM ASHES TO NEW Scars That I’m Hiding (Better Noise Records)
THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS Spirit Of A Workin’ Man (Mascot)
THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA Apologise (TBOG Music)



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