RADIO ONE 1992
Between July 27th and July 31st, each morning between
9a.m. And 11a.m.,
Chris And Neil repeated last
year's sit in DJing on Radio One whilst Simon Bates was on
holiday. They were the only guests invited back from last
year, And again were the only ones to broadcast live (this
year's other DJs for the rest of the month were Oleta
Adams, Diana Ross And Def. Leopard's Joe Elliot).
these shows they made a series of new jingles, on the
first day bought ice creams for all the fans waiting
outside, And very much enjoyed themselves. Nevertheless "I
don't know if they'll ask us again," says Chris. "I felt
we were too radical this time. Last year the public could
relate to where music was at, but this year there's too
much of a divergence between public taste And what's
actually happening." Here are the highlights...
Neil: Hello, this is Neil Tennant.
Chris: I'm Chris Lowe. We're the Pet Shop Boys.
We're here live all this week on Radio One.
This is the Golden Hour.
One Two Three "Runaway"
Neil: This is the Pet Shop Boys live on Radio One with the
Golden Hour, playing records from the year when Cecil
Parkinson admitted having an affair with his secretary,
Chris: Yeah, And one of the big films this
year was Flash dance.
Irene Cara "Flash dance. . .
What a Feeling"
Chris: Well, if you know what the year
was you can phone us on 071 6374343 or fax us on 071
Neil: And in this year, to give you a
clue, this was the year when Boy George was probably the
biggest pop star in the world.
Culture Club "Victims"
Tina Turner "Let 'Stay Together"
records from the year when Mrs Thatcher was reelected in a
General Election. This was also the year when the police
fired 15 bullets in a stationary yellow mill in Earl's
Court And shot a man called Stephen Waldoff.
Yeah, And the Style Council had a big hit with this
The Style Council "Long Hot Summer"
We're starting to get faxes in already. Diane Edwards, "a
mega -fan from Chelinsford", says hello. Hello, Diana. And
she also says to Chris, "Chris, I love the Cicero video".
Forest "Rock The Boat"
Beverley Ridge from Cumbria thought she thought the year
was 1984, but she likes the show anyway. And this was
1983, the year when, believe it or not, Malcolm Mclaren
was a pop star.
Malcolm Mclaren And the World's Famous
Supreme Team ~ Laura Barging "Gloria"
the time now is 9.30 And here's the news with Rod
Neil: OK, we're moving on to a new year
here. That was from the year when Harold Wilson
mysteriously resigned And was replaced as Prime Minister
by Jim Callaghan. It was also the year of Donna Summer.
Donna Summer "Could It Be Magic"
Neil: This is
Bryan Ferry from the year in which Howard Hughes, the
reclusive billionaire died, and also Viscount Montgomery -
Monty died as well.
Bryan Ferry "The Price 0/Love" The
Isley Brothers "Harvest For The World"
"Love Hangover" Andrea True Connection "More More More
Chris: The year of course was 1976. Isaac Have Movement
Neil: The time now is ten o'clock
and we'll be back in a few seconds.
Chris: Hello, this
is Pet Shop Boys again live. Big hello out there to the
traveler's and everyone suffering out there. Bye.
Felix "Don't You Want Me"
Neil: Actually I had to get
up at the crack of dawn this morning to get here for 8
o'clock. Bit early for me really. But we're playing some
of the best of the new records that we like.
Ruling Diva "You Got a Believe"
Chris: Well, coming up
at 10.30 we've got a fifteen minute nonstop dance mix from
Good 2 Bad & Hubly "Espania"
Pet Shop Boys here live on Radio One. Just reading the
latest issue of Music Week, which is the music business
sort of newspaper, and it's interesting to see that the
BBC television have finally admitted that Top Of The Pops
is in something of a state of crisis. You probably realize
that last year they rejigged the format to basically try
and cut out all the rave records, like these things that
we're and now what they think they're 801118 to do is stop
going by the charts and go by the producer's choice. So
what do you think? Do you think the chart no longer
reflects people's taste intrinsic, and that we should let
the Top of The Pops producer choose it' or do you think we
should go back to the old Top 40 system? You can phone or
fax us, so let us know your views on the new Top of The
Pops and how you think it should change.
of Love 'The Age of Love"
Chris: Well, a couple of
fares just come in, one saying Up lease say hello to all
the young farmers who've just returned home trip to
Sweden'. Apparently it was brilliant and everyone had a
great time. And here's one that says "he's of to the
Manchester Hacienda posse from Jane, Bob and Claire,
Stretford". Nice one. Top one. And all that stuff. (Neil
Baby June 'Hey What's Your Name"
Just to prove there are still some good records in the
charts wet re now going to play
Rhythm Is a Dancer".
Snap 'Rhythm I: A Dancer"
Neil: We'll be back in a few
'minutes with a fantastic mag a mix by Colin Faver.
Colin Faver mag a mix
Chris; if you want to be hear
more of Colin Faver, he's at Knowledge on Wednesdays at
Swiss and Rage at Heaven on Thursdays.
'Tell Me Why"
Neil: Well, the telephone and the
fax machine has been buzzing since we asked your opinions
on Top Of The Pops. Should they 50 back to the old format?
Should they get rid of rave records? Should they have more
old artists? Should they change the presenters? Allison
Freser from Bidford-on-Avon thinks Top of The Pops is
"pretty flaw' and they should follow the Top 40. Gerald
Hartley from Nottingham tribe it should be chart-based and
represent new entries without repeating things Dana from
Sheffield says "bring back the Top 40" and, believe it or
not, "get the Radio One DJs back". Neil from Norwich this
it should remain as it is. Shaun from Somerset think it
should go back to the old format but with "less Ensure and
more rock". Chris Jepps from Manchester thinks it should
reflect the charts. Greg from London this it should get
back to the chains. Chloe from London this Top Of The Pops
is "an obnoxious karraoky contest" and should go back to
the old Top 40 format
Chris: And that's enough from
you. Urban Shakedown 'Some Justice"
Neil: Just to
continue my rant about Top of the Pops here, it seems that
the vast majority of people who've phoned or faxed in
think it should go back to the Top 40 and something more
or less like the old format, so I hope Michael Huril and
all at BBC television are taking some notice of what you
Chris: Last record from us.
Love & Sew
'Don't Stop Now"
Neil: As the show's nearly ended we'd
like to do a few dedications here. We'd like to say hello
to everyone who's outside Radio One at the moment They're
all eating free ice creams at the moment. And I would like
say "happy 21st birthday" to Claire Golding from
Birmingham whose birthday is actually today.
Chris: So that's, UN, just about it today from ... from
... (Laughs)... blubalubbalub.. Hope you tune in again
tomorrow when we've got some more great golden oldies and
some fresh new tunes.
Neil: See you then tomorrow.
Chris: Good morning, we're the Pet
Neil: Starting off with the Golden Hour.
Depeche Mode Love The Silence"
Neil: What was the
year? Well, it was the year when the government announced
they were going to provide £12 minion for a search into
mad cow disease - that made a lot of difference.
Chris: And Neil's favorite paper, The Independent On
Sunday, was launched
Kyle Minegue 'Better The Devil
You Know" nSnap 'The Power"
Neil: Playing music from
the year when was reported that 32 people died in the
hurricane force winds in south Britain It was also the
year when the Mayor of Washington, Marion Barry, was
arrested for the possession of crack
Stevie V 'Dirty
Hard-core Uproar "Together"
fascinating news events from this year: Labour MP Ron
Brown was found guilty or causing criminal damage to his
lover's flat and famed £1,000, and at the Commonwealth
Games in New Zealand Welsh weightlifter Ricky Chapman was
stripped of his gold medal after a positive drug test.
Happy Mondays EMF 'Unbelievable"
Neil: The year was
Doubled Featuring Dany 'Found Love"
Chris: That was "Menergy" by
Sylvester and Patrick Cowley. This year the British miners
started a strike, and the police illegally used roadblocks
from the first time. Anyway, Shannon was doing it in the
Shannon "Give Me Tonight"
Neil: It was the
year when Ronald Reagan announced his decision to seek
relocation but, in spite of that, it was a great year for
dance music coming out of New York New Order went to New
York and recorded this with Arthur Baker.
"Thieves Like Us"
Chris: Right, the following people
got it wrong. Justin and Tristan at Wakefield Design
Center who thought it ~a' *77. What else? I have to start
another record while I'm talking (they both laugh)... .[
can't do everything at once. Oh. Excellent. a Madonna...
here she is.
had tons of phone calls with the right year- 1984.
Chris: We'll be back with some new stuff after Rod
Neil: Coming up this half hour we've got an
exclusive unreleased Michele Jackson mix which has been
sneaked into the building by Brothers in Rhythm.
Go Go "High"
Neil: Coming up now an exclusive remix of
the new Michael Jackson single, done by Brothers In Rhythm
just a few weeks ago, and it's not going to be released in
the UK; it's only going to be on US Import copies. Here it
Michael Jackson "Who Is It? (Brothers In
Rhythm House Mix)"
Chris: Right, well coming up after
the news we've got today's megamix by the tap Pack If
you're going out clubbing tonight here's a few to check
out. The Beny Ford Clinic at the Wag.
Neil: Abba at
Bar Industrial in London with Fat Tony DJing tonight.
Chris: (laughing) Ciao Baby at the Fridge in London -with
Mark Lawrence and Mark Andrews plus a live show by Caged
Neil: Sounds camp.
Neil: I'd just like
to say happy birthday to my brother Simon in Manchester
whose birthday it is today.
Andronicus "Make You
Chris: Thanks to the Rap Pack for that
Excellent. mix. Here's two tracks coming up from Liquid.
Liquid "Sweet Harmony" Liquid "House (ft A Feeling)
Neil: That's all from us, the Pet Shop Boys, today.
Chris: Yeah, thanks a lot for listening. We'll be back
tomorrow and.... .... hope you're listening in.
David Bowie "Boys Keep Swinging"
Chris: What was the
Patrick Hernander "Born To Be Alive"
Yes, this is the Pet Shop Boys live on Radio One FM,
playing records from the year when the Ayatollah Khomeini
returned to Iran to become its leader after 14 years of
exile in France.
The bee Gees "Tragedy"
way Army "Are 'Friends 'Ekctric"
Neil: It was the year
of Gary Numan and The way Army, and also the year that
rail strikes began in the UK, and Mrs Thatcher became the
first women prime minister
Elvis Costello "Oil per's
Chris: We've got a fax here from Jim Lawrence
who says "Neil and Chris, I think the year for part one in
1977, but I'm probably wrong as usual. Keep up the good
work" Well, he is wrong actually (laughs).
Summer and Barbara Streisand "No More
Tears (Enough Is
Enough)" The Clash "London Calling"
Chris: The year,
of course, was 1979.
Chris: Right, this is the Pet
Shop Boys, back with the second part of the Golden Hour,
and another brilliant record. But what was the year?
Kariya "Let Me Love You Tonight"
Neil: That was
Kariya, from the year when Arthur Scraggily was reelected
as president of the National Union of Mine workers.
Womack & Womack "Teardrops"
Chris: This was the year
that hundreds of nurses marched on Parliament in support
of more money for the NHS, and pay claims.
"Theme From S'Express"
Neil: It was the year that Bank
Of England pound notes ceased to be legal tender, Andy
Warhol's art collection went on sale at Sotheby's in New
York and we made a record with Patsy Kensit.
Wonder "I'm Not Scared" Johnny Kemp 'Just Got Paid"
Neil: This is the Pet Shop Boys live, saying hello to
(long list of names who have all guessed the year right).
Chris: Y~ So has Mark Ridley from Country Durham.
Neil: That's Mary Ridley, actually.
Chris: Oh., is
it? (Pause) Oh. yeah, what did I say?
Chris: (Laughs) Well there you go. And this is - what is
it? - "Break 4 Love", Raze.
Rare "Break 4 Love"
Neil: The year was 1988, the year when Bros. were
Bros. "when Will I Be Famous?"
Chris: Well, that's the end of the Golden Hour.
Kicking off pan two of our show with Messiah and "I Feel
Love" Messiah "I Feel love"
Chris: Coming up at 10.30
we've got today's megamix Slip Mat ......... (Laughs)...
Slip Man and Lime, otherwise known as 812.
Baby June 4
Hey What's Your Name"
Neil: I wonder if you can work
out who this is.
Boy George "The Crying Game"
Neil: This is, of course, Boy George with a preview of his
new twelve-inch remix, -The Crying Game", coming out in
the end of August.
The Rat Pack "Taking You
Chris: That was the Rat Pack, who did our
megamix yesterday if you want to check that out.
"Don't You Want Me"
Neil: Got millions of fares coming
in here today, There's one... nice one here from the West
Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds they says "Chris, keep on
raving" and "Neil, you're still a sex God", even though
I'm... of course I'm really a middle-aged man. "And if
Dainton is around, can he say hello too?" Well, Dainton,
who actually works for us, and you might have seen in the
"So Hard" video, is coming in later, so maybe we'll...
we'll put him on the air.
Chris: Another one, fax
here, from Robes in where is it? - Brighton or somewhere.
Oh no, Sevenoaks. Saying - what does he say? - can he
watch us cut a record in the studio? ER, no. (Neil Laughs)
"Not any chance of a signed record or photo?" No. Actually
Neil: Oh' he can have a signed
photo, can't he?
Chris: This record is "Lock Up", Zero
Neil: Let's just shut up and listen to it shall we?
Zero B "Lock Up"
Neil: This is a record we
weren't going to play (laughs)
because it's on our own
label and ft kind of seems a bit Cheeky actually we're
getting loads of requests to hear this - It's the new
twelve-Inch remix from Cicero. And if you want to see
Cicero he's playing tonight at Markeaton Park, Derby.
Dainton's here - he's going up with him. What time's he
going to be on' Dainton?
Dainton: About between seven
Neil: Between seven and eight, so it
shouldn't be too late a night for you.
be in bed by ten
Cicero "Heaven Must Hare Sent You
Back To Me"
Neil: Got a bit of a complaint here from
the entire stall of Nixon Studios in Dale Street'
Manchester, who say "can't you stop playing all this dance
rave rubbish and play something decent from the hit parade
like Elvis or the Beetles?" I think, Brian from Nixon
Studios, you're in a bit of a time warp. This is the 1990;
you know, not the mid Sixties.
Papa Dee "Anita No
Chris: You're listening to the classic
sound of Papa Dee there. I've got a fax here saying, what
am I wearing? Some aftershave, really. Here's another
great record coming up.
F.OA.D. "Work it Out"
Neil: That's just about it for today. We'll be back again
Chris: We'll be back with more manufactured
"Dancing In The Dark"
Neil: Yeah, the fares are coming
in. Rob, Jase and Paul at Lockwell's in AIbridge think the
year in 1983. I'm afraid it's not. And everyone at the
neon tube manufacturers in Globe Road, Leeds, thinks it's
1986 - well, it Anita that either.
USA For Africa We
Are The World"
Neil: Well I think that's given the
year away. The year of Live Aid was of course 1985. That's
USA For Africa and "We Are The World". Actually, I love
Bob Dylan on the record.
The Flirts "You And Me"
Neil: Moving back in time to the year when President Nixon
called a halt to the US offensive in Vietnam. This is the
The Temptations "Papa Was A Rolling
Neil: We interrupt this record now for a news
Rod Mackenzie: Thanks very much indeed for
letting us in Let me give you what we have just heard.
Three British competitors are being sent home from
Barcelona from the Olympic Games. This is after some drug
tests... We have no clue as to the identity of those three
names so we will keep you posted with the latest
information as we get it.
Chris: Hi, we're back with
T. Rex "20th Century Boy"
Neil: It was
the year when Glam. rock was at its height and even I used
to go to college with dyed hair, a Ziggy Stardust haircut,
platform shoes and Oxford bag trousers. We all loved Roxy
Roxy Musk "Pyjamarama
controversial film Last Tango In Parts opened in London,
and Paul McCartney is charged with growing pot on his
Scottish farm. First Choke "Armed And extremely Dangerous
Timing Thomas "Why Can't We live Together"
Well, the year was 1973.
David Cassidy "Daydreams"
Neil: I'd like to say hello to Sarah who works for
Young & Rubicam at Greater London House.
She wants us
to play "Break 4 Love" again, but we Anita, I'm afraid.
Digital Orgasm "Mood Eruption"
Chris: I'd just
like to say hello to Steph, Jo, Dave, Kev and all the
David Bowie "Your Love"
Coming up we've got today's megamix, but before that..
(Laughs)... I keep for getting what we're playing.
Neil: Looks at the script.
Chris: Oh that's it. Love &
Loved Sax "Don't stop Now"
We've got tons of faxes in here. Rob and Melissa from
Electric Marketing in London SW9 say "we usually listen to
Woman's Hour but discovered you on Tuesday. Behave groovy,
boys, and play the Felix record again". Actually we're
going to play it tomorrow.
Chris: One here to the Pet
Shop Boys Crew, Hard-core 92- "keep playing the hard-core
techno sounds of the Nineties. It's the music that people
want to hear."
Neil: And Rick and Phil from
Chippendales 'Type in Otley, West Yorkshire, say "please
play the Grateful Dead." Well I don't know about that, but
we have got the Club Guide. We've also got a fax here
....... actually someone thinks the beetrecord we've
played yesterday was "Heaven Must Have Sent You flack To
Me" by Cicero. This is Smoggy from Edinburgh. Dainton's
just arrived. How did Cicero's gig go last night then,
Dainton: It was great. It was a good day.
It was a good night.
Neil: Was he rocking' the house?
Dainton: Oh, we stomped it. We rocked the gaff.
Neil: (Laughs) And this is Bananarama's latest single.
Bananarama "Moving' On"
Neil: That's Bananarama and
"Moving' On", The Spagana Dub... and this is "Espania", I
think the most popular record we've played all were Good 2
Bad & Hubly "Espania"
Chris: Well we said we weren't
going to play Felix but we've had so many requests for it
that we are going to play it now. And here it is. We can
read out a few faxes as well before we say good-bye today.
Got one here from the Gunners shop, couflesy of Arsenal
Football Club, from Sarah, Scotties and Amy Hello to you.
Neil: I'd like to say hello to Mick wheelhouse of
Leeds, and also to my sister-in-law Sarah who's just given
birth to a baby girl. Well done.
Chris: Mouse Computer
Graphics and Design saying...
Neil: Can you make less
noise, Dainton, Please?
Chris: ... saying, ER, what is
it, "Work starts at 11 o'clock this week, because we're
dancing from nine". Felix "Don't You Want Me"
Well, that's all from us for today.
Neil: We'll be
back tomorrow for our last day on Radio One FM. Normal
service with Simon Bates to be resumed on Monday. See you
Chris: Be there or be a circle.
Chris: Good morning. We're the Pet Shop
Neil: Welcome to our last morning live on One
Sabrina Johnson "Peace"
Neil: What was this
year? Well, Sabrina Johnston was in the Top Ten - numbers-
with "Peace". It was also the year of "Yin Peaks.
Chris: That was Moby and here is another clue -
this was the year that Wining Mandela went on trial in
The Army 0f Lovers "Crucified"
Pet Shop Boys live on One FM with the golden year when the
Italian Sports Federation announced that tests revealed
that Diego Maradona had taken cocaine and he was given a
one year worldwide ban.
REM. "Losing My Religion"
Neil: Playing records from the year when three mortar
bombs were fired at Downing Street from a van parked in
Whitehall and one of the bombs exploded in the garden of
10 Downing Street
The Prodigy "Your Love"
Tony H and Mike D in Northwich Manchester have guessed the
year right. So has Your in Uthecht, Holland, So we do have
listeners in Europe. So what was the year, Chris?
Chris: The year was 1991.
Black Box "Ride On time"
Neil: Yes, this is part two of the Golden Hour with the
Pet Shop Boys playing records from the year when Frank
Bruno was beaten by the American boxer and world
heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. The fight was stopped in
the fifth round.
Chris: Music had never been better.
Kyle Minogue "Wouldn't Change A Thing"
was the year when the Finnish health minister came up with
an interesting suggestion that people suffering from
stress should be sent on sex holidays where they could
forget their worries and recuperate m an unequivocally
Paula Abdul "Straight Up"
Neil: Nick and Julian from Mary Hill Carpets in Briefly
Hill say "Dear Pets, had a word with Elvis last night at
McDonnell Us and he really liked your version of Always On
My Mind'." They've guessed the year right - it was, of
Strings Of Life "Rhyihim Is Rhythim"
Chris: Right. We'll be back in a moment with more top
Neil: m's is the record we're getting literally
dozens of requests for - "Don't You Want Me" by Felix. For
instance all the Camel's posse says "please slam it on".
We have done.
Messiah "I Feel Love" Papa Dee "Anita No
Neil: Giles Lewis from Welling has faxed
us to say, could we get a message to a mate of his called
Tallett and say if he doesn't turn tonight with his ten
quid that he owes he's going to flog his ten-inch of "Love
Comes Quickly" for thirty quid in Record Collector.
Chris: Coming up at 10.30 we've got a really brilliant
megamix from Dave Seaman who's one half of Brothers in
Urban Shakedown "Some Justice"
Neil: Coming up now, the last fifteen
minute dance megamix of the week Today's is a really
fabulous mix. It's by Dave Seaman.
Dave Seaman megamix
Neil: I've got an unusual dedication here from someone
who is apparently a great fan and has really enjoyed the
show this week, So we're saying hello to the vicar of
Great Chestefford, the Reverend Alan Kemp.
Got a fax here from Jimmy Reynolds, Edinburgh, who says
"this for the best music I've heard on the radio this
year. I've been raving like crazy. Your taste in Music is
sound. It's about time us ravers got some airplay".
Baby June "Hey What's Your Name"
Neil: Dainton's just
fought his way into the building as usual. How many people
are outside then, D?
Dainton: There's quite a few
fans, and they're all well-behaved, most of them. It's
been a great week here. Most of them are regulars. So we
should have a great time next tune we come...
(laughs) Anyway, we'd like to say thanks to everybody
who's been standing outside, particularity the Putney
Posse etceteras. They know who they are.
like to thank Dave Seaman and everyone at DMC for getting
all the records together. We'd also like to thank Jill and
Christine at our office.
Neil: And finally we'd like
to thank Steve Hays who's been ~.... who's our plunger,
and also who has been driving us in all week This is the
last record of the week It's "Music" by Liquid.
Chris: That's just about it from us for
this week Hope you've enjoyed the show as much as we have.
Neil: Yes, thanks everyone for listening. We've had a
great time. We'd like to thank Fergus Dudley who produced
the show, assisted by Clare Sturgis, and the show was
engineered all week by PK. Bye bye.
Chris: See you
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