[Website only] A History of British Pop – A Musical Tour through James’ Vinyl Collection

A History of British Pop – a musical tour through James’ vinyl collection

This is a LONG musical mix using James’ vinyl record collection. Think of it as Jim & Luke’s Rock Radio Show with a history of British pop.

Website only – no download available, but you can listen using the Mixcloud app.

We decided to do this mix (with comments) featuring key moments in British pop and rock music only using the records in James’ vinyl collection, starting in 1961 and ending in the mid-nineties.

Please enjoy this musical journey through British history, with some commentary by James and me.

Track list

Part 1

  1. The Shadows – The Savage
  2. The Beatles – Twist & Shout
  3. The Kinks – You really got me
  4. The Who – Pictures of Lily
  5. The Rolling Stones – Get offa my cloud
  6. The Beatles – I am the Walrus
  7. Cream – Strange brew
  8. Procul Harum – A whiter shade of pale
  9. The Beatles – Come together
  10. The Kinks – Lola
  11. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  12. Status Quo – Ride my paper plane
  13. Led Zeppelin – Rock & Roll
  14. The Rolling Stones – Tumbling dice
  15. T Rex – Children of the revolution
  16. Roxy Music – Virginia plain
  17. David Bowie – Fame
  18. The Who – Success story
  19. The Sex Pistols – Pretty vacant
  20. Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Sex & Drugs & Rock n Roll
  21. The Buzzcocks – Lipstick
  22. Dr Feelgood – ?
  23. The Police – So Lonely
  24. Madness – My Girl
  25. Joy Division – Transmission

Part 2

  1. The Specials – Ghost Town
  2. Depeche Mode – I just can’t get enough
  3. Fun Boy Three (feat. Bananarama) – It ain’t what you do (it’s the way that you do it)
  4. Musical Youth – Pass the dutchie
  5. The Smiths – How soon is now?
  6. Pet Shop Boys – West end girls
  7. The Stranglers – Golden brown
  8. Motorhead – Iron Fist
  9. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
  10. The Cure – Close to you
  11. The Jesus & Mary Chain – April Skies
  12. The Stone Roses – Elephant stone
  13. The Happy Mondays – Hallelujah
  14. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo ray
  15. 808 State – Pacific
  16. Orbital – Chime
  17. Primal Scream – Don’t fight it, feel it
  18. Saint Etienne – Join our club
  19. Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle emptiness
  20. Oasis – Supersonic
  21. The Prodigy – No good start the dance

There are so many other tracks we wanted to play but couldn’t because there wasn’t enough time. Maybe one day we can do this again! Leave your comments below to tell us which tunes are your favourites! Thanks for listening. :)

  • Jack

    King, I’ve been dying for an episode on Floyd.

    There’s Vai, there’s Hendrix, there’s Page and Knopfler and then there’s Gilmour. King. I’ve listened to this solo about a thousand times and it still leaves me speechless every single time.

    Here, in this particular solo @7:38 to 8:02 it feels like as if the universe is crying and sobbing over its impending death.


    • Jack


    • Pink Floyd – yes – in the to-do list!

      • Jack


        King talking about Floyd ! Top stuff that will be !

  • Maxim Kupchin

    Great selection! Thanks a lot!
    It’s in my walkman already. I need more!
    Go on, guys!