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David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and chums cast an occasionally jaundiced eye over the goings on in the world of music and entertainment

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    • 4.7, 392 Ratings

David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and chums cast an occasionally jaundiced eye over the goings on in the world of music and entertainment

    Word Podcast 327 - It's three lemons in a row...

    Word Podcast 327 - It's three lemons in a row...

    ... for Richard Thompson!

    In which we ponder the hellhounds on Robert Johnson's trail, the song Randy Newman's second wife let him write about his first, the BBC's upcoming re-run of Live Aid and the longest-running rock and roll marriages.

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    • 45 min
    Word Podcast 326 - the Sony Walkman's 40th birthday...

    Word Podcast 326 - the Sony Walkman's 40th birthday...

    ... and how Astrid Kirchherr invented Indie.

    In which we update the Pink Floyd wars, remember launching Q and marinade in the calming qualities of Lee Sklar's lockdown bass adventures.


    Lee Sklar – on bass guitar!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSNv41kVJs0

    Curt Smith and daughter …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSf5-TelBuw

    Astrid Kirchherr’s portraits of the Beatles …
    https://www.invaluable.com/artist/kirchherr-astrid-4euya6a1cw/sold-at-auction-prices/

    • 53 min
    Word Podcast 325 - Fairport's momentous year...

    Word Podcast 325 - Fairport's momentous year...

    ... and the curious tale of the Beatles-busting Sgt 'Nobby' Pilcher.

    In which we play the Stack Waddy game, ponder the fate of live rock and roll and investigate the B-side that gave Joan Jett a career and "the power ballad that ended the Cold War".

    The Arrows’ I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AT_Pbtyid0

    Pyewackett – they exist!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaiU4OAnf-o

    Scorpions’ Wind Of Change …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ

    Little Richard …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj059o9OwqY

    • 49 min
    Word Podcast 324 - How to impersonate Roy Orbison...

    Word Podcast 324 - How to impersonate Roy Orbison...

    ... and other pop parlour games.

    In which we get Alexa to play Stack Waddy, Carly Simon meets James Bond, we wonder if girls make passes at rock stars in glasses, and remember Millie, Dave Greenfield, Florian Schneider and the first edition of the Face.

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpr0kvlQpx0

    John Fogerty’s back garden …
    https://www.loudersound.com/news/marshmallows-a-golden-retriever-and-a-view-john-fogerty-raises-the-bar-on-lockdown-videos

    Doobie Brothers in lockdown …
    https://www.ktlo.com/2020/05/04/watch-doobie-brothers-members-virtually-perform-black-water-with-fans-while-in-lockdown/

    Bugger Off by Stack Waddy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbBxhbAOdPY

    The Stranglers’ version of Walk On By with stunning Dave Greenfield keyboard solo …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqfqVDHNW6c

    Meryl Streep (aged 16) at Shea Stadium …
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aNSHLg18Y

    Creedence Clearwater playing I Put A Spell On You …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeXqtzusIU0

    • 58 min
    Word Podcast 323 - this week's lockdown winners are...

    Word Podcast 323 - this week's lockdown winners are...

    ... the Incredible String Band, Mr Chalk and Mrs Cheese

    In which we celebrate the 50th birthday of The Who's "Live At Leeds", wonder why the Incredible String Band suddenly sound so right and talk about what all those living room performances tell us about Rock Star's Homes.


    The case of the missing hit.
    https://tinyurl.com/y9ymj7sa

    Toyah and Robert Fripp dance in the kitchen
    https://youtu.be/gIPuHzCvXMM

    Cat Stevens somewhere warm enough to leave the door open
    https://youtu.be/yXuq6XpoasE

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    • 47 min
    Word Podcast 322 - playing Pink Floyd Snap...

    Word Podcast 322 - playing Pink Floyd Snap...

    ... reading old music papers, and telling Alexa to button it.

    In a packed programme David and Mark continue their quest to second-guess Amazon's mysterious lady DJ, remember the man who used to buy the Beatles' cars, look at how Pink Floyd's investment problems led to their embrace of disco, read out some small ads from old music papers, wonder whether rock music without an audience is really worth the trouble and recite the names of our new Patreons in a very exciting new way.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

hills of wales ,

Word in your ear

These current ones and the accompanying YouTube videos(word in your attic) have helped keep me entertained cheerful and sane through a month of illness and the Covid lockdown. Past episodes have kept my bookshelf busy for some years now.

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Fantastic podcast...

Absolutely wonderful to hear these warm & familiar voices talking. Love them!

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Highlight of the week

One of the best podcasts around, always great musical chat and insights

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