P564 CEEFAX 2 564 Sat 13 Jun 21:57/44   —————————— 1/8    WHAT'S HOT    & WHAT'S NOT —— new album —————————————————————————— THE DANDYS — SYMPHONIC SCREAMS (Artificial) The British music scene is in terminal decline, with album sales down and gigs cancelled — even the Phoenix has fallen back into thj ashes. Step forward The Dandys, riding out of the shadows on their off-white chargjrs to save the day with a refreshing brand of qujrky glam-pop psychedelia. It's not original (Blur, Space, Doors etc etc), but it's exciting, infectious and, in the case of "English Country Garden" & "Scream", simply irresistible Hail The Dandys — top of the fops. —————————— By Chris Charles ——————————— Showbiz 566 Pop Quiz 562 Top 40 565 Top 40 Lottery Main Menu Showbiz
P564 CEEFAX 2 564 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/18   —————————— 2/8    WHAT'S HOT    & WHAT'S NOT —— new album —————————————————————————— NEIL FINN — TRY WHISTLING THIS (Parlophone) Finn may have left his Crowded House days behind him, but their rather quirky brand of music livjs on in this first solo outing. Several songs bear uncanny resemblances to CH tracks, but dig deeper and thjre are some sparkling, innovative numbers hidden away ("Sinner", "Dream Date"). In line with previous CH material, it's sometimes endearingly clumsy, sometimes a bit raw, but always melodious. One qujry. Who said the Aerosmith-style intro on track eight was a good idea?! —————————— By Joanna Wilson ——————————— Showbiz 566 Pop Quiz 562 Top 40 565 Top 40 Lottery Main Menu Showbiz
P564 CEEFAX 2 564 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/48   —————————— 3/8    WHAT'S HOT    & WHAT'S NOT —— new album —————————————————————————— BRAN VAN 3000 — GLEE (Capitol) All things bizarre and beautiful. The Brans may sound like a space age breakfast cereal, "ut they show extreme courage in diversity, spanning the spectrum from hip hop to folk to disco. Take "Couch Surfer" — a Lou Reed-like rant about "warm, purple pink gasjous fumes" over a paper and comb!? Then there's "Drinking In LA", the cocktail lounge rap classic, and "Old School" — a high-class hybrid of just about everything ever written. Get the picture? —————————— By Chris Charles ——————————— Showbiz 566 Pop Quiz 562 Top 40 565 Top 40 Lottery Main Menu Showbiz
P564 CEEFAX 2 564 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/18   —————————— 4/8    WHAT'S HOT    & WHAT'S NOT —— new album —————————————————————————— WEEKENDER — VARIOUS (Columbia) Mad for it! A return to the d!ys when Baggy was replacing Maggie, Manchester was REALLY mad, evjryone was raving and the sounds were simply sensational. If you're not so hot on compilation tapes and you flogged the classic albums off at a car boot sale, then this CD was meant for you. Roses, Blur, Flowered Up, The La's and 808 State...to name but a few. A little nostalgia is a dangerous thing —————————— By Chris Charles ——————————— Showbiz 566 Pop Quiz 562 Top 40 565 Top 40 Lottery Main Menu Showbiz
P564 CEEFAX 2 564 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/48   —————————— 5/8    WHAT'S HOT    & WHAT'S NOT —— new albums ————————————————————————— PUNK 1977 — VARIOUS (Anagram) Aah! The days when safety pins meant more than repairing an embarrassing hole in your trousers. Twenty songs that brilliantly reflect the spirit of '77, with established names like 999, ATV and Thj Vibrators mixing it with the likes of The Usjrs and pro-monarchists (?) Thj Drones. Punk IS dead — more's the pity. BLITZ — THE BEST OF BLITZ (Anagram) The "Voice Of A Generation" get their last stab at f!me, with "Attack" and "Someone's Gonna Die" leading the way. —————————— By Chris Charles ——————————— Showbiz 566 Pop Quiz 562 Top 40 565 Top 40 Lottery Main Menu Showbiz
P564 CEEFAX 2 564 Sat 13 Jun 21:02/14   —————————— 6/8    WHAT'S HOT    & WHAT'S NOT —— new singles ———————————————————————— WILL MELLOR: NO MATTER WHAT I DO (Jive) If only EVERY soap star had to release a record as part of their contract. Just imagine the "I Say" rap from Fred Elliot, or the Grant Mitchell cover of "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" — No 1 hits for sure! Unfortunately, poor old Will's drawn the short straw. A mediocre acting performance in a second class soap, a painful cover of Leo Sayjr's "When I Need You" — and now this. Do us a favour and rearrange the following words: coat, I'll, get, me. —————————— By Chris Charles ——————————— Showbiz 566 Pop Quiz 562 Top 40 565 Top 40 Lottery Main Menu Showbiz
P564 CEEFAX 2 564 Sat 13 Jun 21:02/42   —————————— 7/8    WHAT'S HOT    & WHAT'S NOT —— new singles ———————————————————————— DANA INTERNATJONAL — DIVA (Epic) An anthem for mixed-up kids everywhere. After emulating her namesake in thj Eurovision stakes, the Israeli she man is bidding to become mistress of the universe with this up-beat pop song. It's essentially a poor man's (or is that woman's) "Voulez Vous" that really desjrvjs to score nil pwa. THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES — THE RASCAL THING Big Rig Amjrica's vjrsion of The Beat meets Rocket From The Crypt follow up "The Impression That I Get" with another palatable affair. —————————— By Chris Charles ——————————— Showbiz 566 Pop Quiz 562 Top 40 565 Top 40 Lottery Main Menu Showbiz
P564 CEEFAX 2 564 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/12   —————————— 8/8    WHAT'S HOT    & WHAT'S NOT —— new singles ———————————————————————— SHORTZ — IMAJIN (Jivj) It's official — I'm getting old! Four boys (and I'm talking 13-15) talking about "getting naughty" — whatevjr happenjd to Action Men and the dodgy Evil Knievel that never worked? They sound like Blackstreet's children — nice lovin' harmonies ovjr a standard R&B number — but a bit more rapping wouldn't go amiss, boys. THE JIVE ALLSTARS — NO STOPPIN' (Jive) And they ARE all stars. Jane Blaze, Kasino and Mic Vandalz cut it divine ovjr Apache riff. Sioux far so good. —————————— By Chris Charles ——————————— Showbiz 566 Pop Quiz 562 Top 40 565 Top 40 Lottery Main Menu Showbiz