Key songs available on U-Tube that have influenced "DJ Ian" over the years - Warning: this selection is strongly weighted towards Alt Rock and Folk Rock ...
September 2011: 'Mace Spray' The Jezabels. Alt Rock at it's contemporary best - check out some of the live versions You-tube as well.
'Revolution' - John Butler Trio. My favourite JBT song.
Must watch video May 2011 - 'The Glorious Land' .
Must listen to album 'Let England Shake' - P.J. Harvey 2010:
Go to: 'The Glorious Land'
PJ Harvey's 'Let England Shake' makes you wonder about the silence of rest of theUK rock/alt rock establishment regarding recent UK involvement in a range of distinctly imperialist military conflicts. The songs are wideranging meditations on war themes with strong personalised lyrics, haunting folk melodies delivered with Harvey's unmistakeable vocal style. Her love for the UK is manifest in every line but so to is her frustration, sadness, melancholy etc. at the strange unconsciousness (psychic aporias) represented by the country's involvement in so many recent conflicts. The songs are not confined to recent conflicts but explore historic conflicts besides - such as the 1st World War as well as the infamous 'charge of the light brigade'. The waste of war and the gap between political rhetoric and facts on the ground - i.e. waste-desolation-waste-legitimised murder-deformed children etc. is apparent throughout. Listen to this album, research the conflicts testified to - check out the most recent casualty lists for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars ... In short look beyond the sanitised media explications and, if you are an artist-poet-writer-musician' perhaps respond to the mechanised-computerised insanity as Harvey has done so powerfully with this album. Top Harvey in this album every fatality means: 'Cruel Nature has won again' ... and we are reminded that war is a disease of the collective psyche ...
We are the People, Empire of the Sun.
Eve of Destruction, Barry Macguire
Minstrel in the Gallery, Jethro Tull.
Dear Mr President, Pink/Indigo Girls
Pink Frost, The Chills.
Rabbit Heart, Florence and the Machine
Fast Car, (Jean Wyclif tribute)
New Year's Day, U2.
Inferno, Miranda Sex Garden.
Lovesong, The Cure.
Under the Milky Way, The Church.
Shivers, Nick Cave/Boys Next Door.
Cortez the Killer, Neil Young.
God was One of Us, Joan Osborne.
Solid Rock, Goanna.
Left of Centre, Suzanne Vega
Only 19, Redgum.
Back's to the Wall, Divynals.
The Witch's Promise, Jethro Tull.
Rally Round the Drum, Paul Kelly.
Staring at the Sun, U2 acoustic.
Working Class Hero, Marianne Faithfull's version.
This Monkey's Gone to Heaven, The Pixies.
Light My Fire, The Doors.
Song to Say Goodbye, Placebo.
Christine, Siouxie and the Banshees.
Boy with the Thorn in his Side, The Smiths.
Cosmic Love, Florence and the Machine.
Saints are Coming, U2/Green Day.
Fly (live), Miranda Sex Garden.
London Calling, The Clash.
Undertow, Suzanne Vega.
Kryptonite, Three Doors Down.
Love Like Blood, Killing Joke.
She Sells Sanctuary (cover of the Cult song).
Running up that Hill, Kate Bush.
Mother (Roger waters/Sinnead Oconner).
Daddy I'm Fine, Sinnead O'Conner.
Amused to Death, Roger Waters.
Five Years, David Bowie.
What God Wants, Roger Waters.
Moonage Daydream, David Bowie.
Straight to Hell Boy, The Clash.
Rockin' in the Free World, Neil Young.
After the Goldrush, (K.D. Laing version/cover of the Neil Young song).
Avalanche, Leonard Cohen.
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Talking About a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Whole of the Moon – The Waterboys
The Pan Within – The Waterboys
Don’t Bang the Drum – The Waterboys
The Unforgettable Fire – U2
Beds are Burning - Midnight Oil
Blue Sky Mine – Midnight Oil
Losing My Religion – R.E.M
The One I love - REM
Heart’s a Mess – Goyte
Jokerman – Bob Dylan
Like a Hurricane – Neil Young
All Along the Watchtower – Jimmy Hendrix
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Private Universe – Crowded House
King of Pain –The Police
Closer – Kings of Leon
I’m Only Happy When it Rains - Garbage