PDA

View Full Version : The Best radio record Ever?



Arfa B!
02-01-2009, 08:15 PM
What do YOU think is the best radio record to,listen to in an open top car, going down the highway on a beautiful summers day.... LOUD!!!

I have to go with one of three

FLASH AND THE PAN-Down Among The Dead Men,
ELO- Tightrope
or
SNIFF N THE TEARS- Drivers Seat...
ALL great!

What living is all about!!!:boonie:

Voxjunction
02-02-2009, 10:23 AM
What do YOU think is the best radio record to,listen to in an open top car, going down the highway on a beautiful summers day.... LOUD!!!
Great choices there, Arthur. For me:-

Steely Dan - Do It Again
Same Old Scene - Roxy Music
Radar Love - Golden Earring

Not necessarily my all time favourite songs, but great driving songs.

THREETEN RADIO
02-02-2009, 11:50 AM
There are so many great driving songs, one that springs to mind is FREE - Alright Now.

Baabaa Productions
02-02-2009, 12:07 PM
Agree there are so many great driving songs...for me its "Steppenwolf Born to be wild"


Mark

scruffygit
02-02-2009, 12:32 PM
Don't know about best record ever, but I once heard an Irish jock on Sunshine Hot hits 101 do an incredible talk up to the vocals on Gwen Guthrie's - Ain't nothing going on but the rent. Since then I just love to hear that song on the radio, very cool.

Voxjunction
02-04-2009, 08:26 AM
Don't know about best record ever, but I once heard an Irish jock on Sunshine Hot hits 101 do an incredible talk up to the vocals
The Irish stations of the 80s led the way IMHO. I visited Sunshine in the early 80s before the "Hot Hits" format. A great station but they tended to live in the Shadow of Nova and Energy. Then along came Bill Cunningham from the USA with his new format and they never looked back.

BTW, a late welcome to the forums. I've been running a 70s related website for the last 12 years. I'll pop a link to your station on my site when I next update.

Jinglemaster
02-04-2009, 09:59 AM
Just a few I could drive happily to:

Europe - The final countdown
Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love
Donna Summer - I feel Love
The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
Chris Rea - The road to Hell
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
The Alesi Brothers - Oh Lori

No idea why I would have some of them, others have meaning like the Alesi Brothers, when I first got on the road in the 70's.

scruffygit
02-04-2009, 10:29 AM
The Irish stations of the 80s led the way IMHO. I visited Sunshine in the early 80s before the "Hot Hits" format. A great station but they tended to live in the Shadow of Nova and Energy. Then along came Bill Cunningham from the USA with his new format and they never looked back.

BTW, a late welcome to the forums. I've been running a 70s related website for the last 12 years. I'll pop a link to your station on my site when I next update.


Many thanks. It was during the build upto the re-launch as Hot hits 101 I think! They had 4 stages for the re-launch.
1. Non stop music
2. Music and Jingles
3. Music , Jingles and Jocks just ID'ing
4. Full programming
Very cool, just wish that I could have heard it all the time!
Ooops bit off topic I suppose. Sorry.

Arfa B!
02-04-2009, 10:42 AM
I visited Sunshine in the early 80s before the "Hot Hits" format

Not a lotta people know this, but I decomissioned the big Marconi... (no, maybe Pye) I recall transmitters from the Sands Hotel? They were humoungous units only 1 kW each.
Got some pictures somewhere. Still got the service manual for the transmitters here! :-)