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Creation Date: 03-26-2010 12:33 AM
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A music journalist learning as he goes, a frustrated writer, and a man of opinions... Bear with me, I'll be upsetting you too.
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In Angry Bloody radio stations... Entry Tools
  #7 New 04-04-2010 09:10 PM
I have a beef. Its a fairly major one, and possibly confined to the UK music scene, maybe not. I'm not sure on this one.
As I've stated elsewhere, I'm a collector of obscure bands who play unfashionable or outmoded genres of music. Some of it is old stuff, some of it is new, but to my ears and tastes its all good stuff.
Unfortunately I'm doomed to spend a large part of my life listening to popular music radio stations, and you know what that means.... 24 hours of the same ****e no matter which one you tune into.
If you're lucky enough to be awake in the early hours of a monday morning then there is some escape, but as a rule it's a toss up between the same top 10 singles on heavy rotation with another 30 tracks mixed in occasionally to avoid it sounding like a loop, or a cross section of MOR material from the early seventies to the mid 00's. Even there, given the thousands of songs which have made the charts over that period of time, do you find a small list of artists - Elvis, The Eagles, Rod Stewart, The Beatles, Dan Heggarty, Kylie Minogue, INXS, Human League.... - hammered to death, day in, day out. No sign of the lesser lights of the charts, it's almost like punk (to pick a random style) never happened.. I can't even remember the last time I heard something like Rancid on the new releases station, or The Clash on the other.

Whole genres are completely overlooked... where's the ska, the mod, psychobilly, rock and roll, goth, emo.....? It's almost as if anything even slightly challenging is over looked in an attempt to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
There must be a market out there for an alternative. A radio station that will pump out punk, ska, heavy metal, rockabilly, 'proper' R&B, northern soul, jazz and all the other minority styles that together make up a large proportion of the record buying market.
Loose the obsession with popularity, start to focus on the alternative.
Educate as much as entertain.
Just give me the money to do it, and a licence to broadcast it, and I'll sit behind a pair of decks all day until my ears melt if it enables me to offer an option, an alternative to the anodyne radio of today.

Someone help me, please..... broadcast because you love music. Not because they pay you.
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RSS Feed 22 Responses to "Bloody radio stations..."
#22 11-29-2015 02:28 PM
Theda.music Says:
Hey here's an alternative to the top 10 songs that play over and over. I just released my EP take a listen https://www.soundcloud.com/theda-music . I'd appreciate it if you could give me some feedback
#21 04-12-2015 02:12 PM
Gelashvili Says:
Hi everyone,I need you help.Does anyone know a name of the song used here-->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIkW032k8Ao Thanks in advance.
#20 01-07-2015 11:39 PM
M'sterLewis Says:
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#19 11-10-2014 09:25 PM
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#18 08-26-2014 09:06 AM
Want you to check out a band Gasoline Bros A throw back to Tom Petty, Steve Earle, The Georgia Satilites. Gasolinebros.com Thanks
#17 10-02-2013 11:45 AM
DCRMK1 Says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-7EOSPQsLQ&feature=youtu.be Catch Dead City Ruins supporting Ugly Kid Joe & Skid Row on their European Tour. Watch the latest unofficial video for their track 'DIB' from their self titled album due to be released later this year. Spare some change, download the album, go to a gig, buy a t-shirt. They'll be thankful & throw a great PARTY! Starring Haggis Jake Mick Quee Tommy TeabagBlanét Panch and some guy on drums.....
#16 09-10-2013 08:10 AM
Swing Says:
I would appreciate if you could give me feedback on my band. Like it or despise it. https://soundcloud.com/swingrockers
#15 05-14-2013 05:20 PM
Em3391 Says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZutrIvAgws Thought you may like this, this guy is amazing!
#14 05-07-2013 12:25 AM
Yeah. The radio is definitely best for listening if you're going on a short ride to the grocery store! lol Oh, well guess we can grin and bear it or just change the station to something really random like the oldies station! On that note, I think you are definitely in your own right to complain about the overplayed music....
#13 04-28-2013 01:44 PM
pupok Says:
This composition is dynamic, mind-blowing, Hollywood-style shot on your ears. It was used in Prince of Persia movie trailer. http://audiojungle.net/item/hybrid/4542243?ref=Yashkovskiy
#12 01-10-2013 02:43 PM
musikjunky87 Says:
If you are looking into something NEW. Check out Stikyfüt - awesome local group in my area. They only have one live EP out on the web right now, but it kicks ass.
#11 10-12-2012 01:47 AM
LATASHA LEE Says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbzwipyRKI
#10 10-12-2012 01:47 AM
LATASHA LEE Says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbzwipyRKI
#9 08-09-2012 03:46 AM
jackpot Says:
It makes sense that the radio will play popular music, but your right, they are all the same. This is why the internet is your friend. There are lots of great bands (my mates play in a few) but they can never get any radio time or break into the public domain because its slightly outside the norm. if only there were a Red button for the radio.... I would also be interested to know if this is just the case in the UK or does the same apply all over the world (my guess is yes). Jack
#8 06-06-2012 03:55 AM
jk0f1 Says:
If you're looking for new music check out a track I made the beat for, Click the link and then play the track titled Sidereal Paean http://youtube.com/jk0f1
 




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