It's a brand-spanking New Year so it's time to take down your Xmas lights and get spanking!
We regale you, the listener, with our episode dedicated to the magnificent splendour that that is the 45 RPM record: "Stars on 45".
We talk of the love of the "lost B-side", the joys of the 12 inch EP, how artists hid musical treats for their fans pre-digital, and how AM radio frequently flipped the 45 over to create monstrous hits.
And, in an Audible Brutality first, we draw the winner of our Xmas Song contest. Xmas might be over, but we still feel like Santa.
The winner will receive some seriously sexy swag, suitable for coffee, tea, or other noxious liquids of his/her/their choosing. Or simply stare dreamily at the two handsome devils that adorn your prize; either way, it's all up to the winner (we will announce who it is at the end of the episode).
We are still looking for your "dead songs" from days gone by, as well as your input, your feedback, and perhaps a rating or three on iTunes and Spotify (every little bit helps).
Check out the new t-shirts in our Swag-Shop! Avoid the Xmas rush and get yours today!
Some of the music mentioned in this episode:
"Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?" - Led Zeppelin
"Here Comes Your Man" - The Pixies
"How Soon Is Now?" - The Smiths