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3 music geeks from the West Midlands jabbering on about music...

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  • We Dig Music - Series 5 Episode 7 - Best of 1996

    31/07/2022 Duração: 01h57min

    This month we're back to the year Colin's most excited about as we talk about our favourite songs of 1996, Including the best songs to receive a concussive head injury to, Songs to listen to at Ians house at 3am and subsequently fail your IT A-Level, & bands Colin apparently recommended to Tracey but has no recollection of..We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separate people with differing music tastes, but please remember that to be in this

  • We Dig Music - Series 5 Episode 6 - Now Playing June 2022 The Teardrop Explodes, Viagra Boys, & Deftones

    26/06/2022 Duração: 01h22min

    Fuel for the time machine is ridiculously expensive at the moment so we're giving it a rest this month and doing another Now Playing Episode again, we've gone for 3 very different albums but there's elements of post punk in all three. This time Tracey has chosen Liverpool's finest early 80s psychedelic post punkers The Teardrop Explodes (Featuring our hometown hero Julian Cope) and their classic 1980 debut Kilimanjaro. Ian has picked Swedish post punk dog enthusiasts Viagra Boys and their amazing 2018 debut Street Worms, & Colin's gone for Deftones' brilliant 2011 Record Store Day compilation Covers, featuring their versions of songs by Japan, The Cure, Duran Duran, The Cars, The Cardigans, The Smiths & more.You can listen to the The Teardrop Explodes record here - https://open.spotify.com/album/6u9JszNMhfmzpwwUr7DHy5?si=SnvYUS2jTHmMI0Rs6tTA4where's the Viagra Boys album - https://open.spotify.com/album/4QDHK085r08dWT1GvXmR6F?si=Hsnnk7CBRsi_sFyZfQqYVwand here's the Deftones compilation - https://open.

  • We Dig Music - Series 5 Episode 5 - Best of 2012

    29/05/2022 Duração: 01h44min

    This month we're we're a mere decade away from our current time as we ignore the Mayan doomsday prophecies and choose our favourite songs of 2012. We'll also be talking about making country legends cry, Turkish goth music, & Tracey's secret love of krautrock.We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separate people with differing music tastes, but please remember that to be in this episode at all the songs have to have been in one of our top 10's

  • We Dig Music - Series 5 Episode 4 - Best of 1978

    24/04/2022 Duração: 02h19min

    This month we're heading back to 1978 to listen to the first radio broadcast of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, tow fake icebergs to Sydney Harbour, & search for Charlie Chaplin's coffin. We'll also be talking about unexpected Burmese protest anthems, Tracey's assassination attempts on late 80s Stourbridge based indie bands, and lots and lots of Disco.We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separate people with differing music tastes, but

  • We Dig Music Series 5 Episode 3 - Now Playing March 2022 A Perfect Circle, Ulver, & Japan

    27/03/2022 Duração: 01h21min

    It's time for another Now Playing episode while we recalibrate the time machine ready for our next batch of episodes so we're taking the time to sit back and talk about albums we're listening to a lot at the moment. All three records this time are inspired by bands we've discussed over the last few episodes and while all three albums are very different, there are definitely similar themes throughout them (mainly them all being a bit goth). Colin has chosen American Alt rock supergroup A Perfect Circle's debut record Mer De Noms from 2000. Ian has also gone for a 2000 release with Norweigan Experimental Electronica band Ulver's 5th album Perdition City, & Tracey has picked English Art Pop legends Japan & their 1981 swansong Tin DrumYou can listen to the A Perfect Circle record here - https://open.spotify.com/album/0GeWd0yUKXHbCXVag1mJvO?si=LpINo9SFSxWolfI0rsMnpghere's the Ulver album - https://open.spotify.com/album/34GSeS7UvvKclKHIXohqjP?si=3qgfk1l2Saan8we1RcmWpAand here's Japan's 80s masterpiece - ht

  • We Dig Music - Series 5 Episode 2 - Best of 2000

    27/02/2022 Duração: 02h16min

    This month we're all meeting up in the year 2000 to hang out in the Millenium dome, play Timesplitters on the PS2, & try to avoid getting sued by Metallica for downloading Master Of Puppets on Napster. We'll also be talking about wind instruments fashioned from root vegetables, uttery brilliant but thoroughly depressing movies, & we speculate whether Thom Yorke was turning up at every recording studio in the world in 2000.We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the

  • We Dig Music - Series 5 Episode 1 - Best of 1982

    30/01/2022 Duração: 02h16min

    This month we're travelling back 40 years to 1982, the year Colin was born, where we hang out with E.T. & Elliott, Play Choplifter on the Commodore 64, & eat Vienetta. We'll also be talking about Tipper Gore & The PMRC, lawsuits triggered by quiz shows, epic amounts of goth or goth adjacent music, and Colin & Ian explain to Tracey that 1978 IS NOT 1982!!!We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separate people with differing music tas

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 12 - Favourite Songs of 2021 Super Mega Christmas Special!

    19/12/2021 Duração: 02h38min

    So, 2021 nears it's end and it's been another weird one, but again a brilliant year for music. We even had a few opportunities to see actual live music this year! Here's our traditional best of the year episode!We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separate people with differing music tastes, but please remember that to be in this episode at all the songs have to have been in one of our top 10's of this year. Bands featured in this episode include

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 11 - Best of 1993

    28/11/2021 Duração: 02h13min

    This month we're travelling through time almost 3 decades to 1993, where we were watching Animaniacs, going to the arcade to play Mortal Kombat II, & visiting an ill-fated dinosaur themed tourist attraction off the coast of Costa Rica. Listen to us battle each other to discover our collective favourite songs of the 1993 and alog the way uncover excellent soundtrack's to terrible movies, Tracey's modern day Riot Grrl aspirations, & even a special guest appearance from the frontperson of one of the bands featured!We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 10 - Best of 2013

    31/10/2021 Duração: 01h57min

    This month we're back travelling through time, but just a short trip this time, back to the seemingly very recent 2013, where we were all still regularly listening to cds (and even cassettes in colin's case as his car back then was impressively primitive), but other than that, pretty much wearing the same clothes as we do now. Listen to us battle eachother to discover our collective favourite songs of the 2013 and alog the way uncover Ian's traumatic Japanese Noise flashbacks, Colin's language blindness, Tracey's utter desperation to obtain more points, and we question exactly how tall Ed Sheeran actually is...We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 9 - Now Playing September 2021 - Harry Stafford, Public Service Broadcasting, & Devin Townsend Project

    26/09/2021 Duração: 01h39min

    It's time for another Now Playing episode while we recalibrate the time machine ready for our next batch of episodes so we're taking the time to sit back and talk about albums we're listening to a lot at th moment. Tracey has chosen former Inca Babies frontman Harry Stafford's debut swamp blues noir record Guitar Shaped Hammers from 2017, Colin's chosen Public Service Broadcasting's space funk electro concept album The Race For Space from 2015 and Ian has gone with Devin Townsend Project's massively uplifting cheerful prog pop metal album Epicloud from 2012. You can listen to the Harry Stafford record here - https://open.spotify.com/album/5FFQ4PtWtiYHs6uJNFdifr?si=Dden21ooSh6_ZszyyVvoFg&dl_branch=1here's the Public Service Broadcasting album - https://open.spotify.com/album/65KwtzkJXw7oT819NFWmEP?si=LTRKL3zkTAKPj_1N4yXL6A&dl_branch=1and here's Devin Townsend's thoroughly cheerful offering - https://open.spotify.com/album/4WA0COIl14e6amUlwz89pN?si=KwsJ2vGcQEO4LLPJbCXrIg&dl_branch=1As always, if you

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 8 - Best of 1988

    29/08/2021 Duração: 01h56min

    This month we travel back to 1988 where we've been accidentally downloading the first ever computer virus, playing Treasure Island Dizzy on the Spectrum, & watching Beetlejuice at the cinema. We've also been talking about ambient superstars buying castles, Colin's Orangutan like behaviour, & potentially life saving rap lyrics.We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separate people with differing music tastes, but please remember that to be i

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 7 - Best of 2001

    25/07/2021 Duração: 02h03min

    This month we're back on the time travel malarkey and we're space oddyseying along to 2001 where we've been laughing at talking Velociraptors in Jurassic Park 3, Installing WIndows XP and wearing massive baggy shorts with wallet chains. We've also been talking about Tracey's over familiarity with Polly Jean Harvey, Unexpected Fall influencers & highly inappropriate reasons for cheering at festivals.We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separat

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 6 - Now Playing June 2021 - Mordant Music, Meilyr Jones, & Battle Of Mice

    27/06/2021 Duração: 01h24min

    Another pause in our time travelling music charts this month for another Now Playing episode where we're each talking about an album we've been listening to a lot over the last few months. Colin has chosen Mordant Music's uncompromising, glitchy, hauntological 2006 meisterwerk “Dead Air”, Tracey has chosen welsh chamber pop multi-instrumentalist's excellent but confusingly titled 2016 record “2013”, & Ian's chosen post metal supergroup Battle Of Mice's amazing 2006 record “A Day Of Nights” We also briefly discuss listeners picks for best songs of 1968 & 1979, records by The Lodger, Max Gowan, Milk Bottle Sympathy, Japanese Breakfast, Les Shirley, Garbage, Моне́точка, and Kauan, Plus the short life expectancies of 1970s kids playing on farms, trolling norweigan murdery fascists, and unexpected swan movement synchronised to harrowing post metal soundscapes. We'll be back to our normal format next month where we'll be choosing our favourite songs from 2001.Listen to the albums on Spotify here - Mordant M

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 5 - Best of 1979

    30/05/2021 Duração: 01h54min

    This month we've left the 60's behind and leapt forward to 1979 where we've been watching Alien & The Muppet Movie at the cinema, eating the first McDonalds Happy Meals & listening to all of these songs on newly introduced Sony Walkmans (walkmen?) . We've also been talking about unexpected Bill Bailey, the worlds first gothic spelling bee, & Kate Pierson's spectacular marine animal impressions.We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three sepa

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 4 - Best of 1968

    25/04/2021 Duração: 01h57min

    We're back to our time travelling shenanigans and have warped all the way back through time to 1968 where we've been protesting the Vietnam war, appearing as extras in George Romero's Night Of The Living Dead & hanging out with The Grateful Dead in Haight Ashbury. We've also been talking about Dog bothering Jazz, Prog gigs in Yorkshire steel mills, & Dumbledore's soggy gateaux. We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separate people with di

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 3 - Now Playing March 2021 - Ben Christophers, Ghostpoet, & Adrianne Lenker

    28/03/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    We're taking a break from our time travelling music charts this month for a slightly more relaxed episode where we're each talking about an album we've been listening to a lot over the last few months. Colin has chosen Ben Christopher's electronic tinged alt rock 1999 debut "My Beautiful Demon", Tracey has chosen Adrianne Lenker's indie folk double album "Songs/Instrumentals" from 2020 & Ian's chosen Ghostpoet's dystopian alternative trip hop record "I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep (Again)" also from 2020. We'll be back to our normal format next month where we'll be choosing our favourite songs from 1968.Listen to the albums on Spotify here - Ben Christophers - My Beautiful Demon - https://open.spotify.com/album/2yMFz4gbpkr52MDKo9AG6x?si=t9Tea6y0T3yz71pq_TnGagAdrianne Lenker - Songs - https://open.spotify.com/album/2Qt8Z1LB3Fsrf6nhBNsvUJ?si=1A4Z2u-xT6OvB_Z20tvBeQAdrianne Lenker - Instrumentals - https://open.spotify.com/album/71q46YDkSq6uXS5WJy4WMk?si=k51OoJ5eTrCiWXU1pYnWIwGhostpoet - I Grow Tired

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 2 - Best Of 2007

    28/02/2021 Duração: 02h16s

    We've left 1985 behind and blasted forward through time to 2007 where we've been watching Spiderman 3 while queuing up to get our savings out of our Northern Rock bank accounts. We've also been talking about whether KT Tunstall is really as bad as Tracey previously thought, If rollerboots are cool or not, and whether Trent Reznor is a witch.We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we're three separate people with differing music tastes, but please remember that

  • We Dig Music - Series 4 Episode 1 - Best of 1985

    31/01/2021 Duração: 01h55min

    It's 2021! But not for your intrepid We Dig Music crew. We've stolen Doc Emmet Brown's DMC DeLorean and gone back to 1985 where we've been riding around in Sinclair C5's, wearing ridiculous baggy suits, and watching Live Aid on telly. We've also been talking about songs that sound like Adam Ant at the wrong speed, Guitars that sound like pointy spiders, & Electro classics performed in sadly missed Birmingham toy shops.We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of preference and sent them to Colin's wife Helen, who totalled up the points and worked out the order. Helen also joined us on the episode to read out the countdown, which we found out as we recorded so all reactions are genuine.Now, admittedly, in parts we're a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as

  • We Dig Music Favourite Songs Of 2020 Super Mega Ultra Badass Christmas Special!

    20/12/2020 Duração: 02h37s

    2020! It's been a strange one. We may not have had many gigs to go to but there's been some absolutely brilliant music helping us all through, so, as with every year, here's our annual best of the year episode!Over the next 2 hours (Longest episode yet!) we'll count down our favourite 30 songs of the year, plus we'll also discuss songs we've discovered this year that weren't released in 2020, and a few songs that narrowly missed out on being included.We've changed the voting system a little this year with the help of our friend Peter Latimer who is a maths genius. (you'll often find him stood near the mixing desk at Slowdive gigs inputting the setlist into an excel spreadsheet to predict which song will be the set closer)...We've each chosen our 10 favourite songs of the year and sent them over to Ian's wife Lydia, who put the playlists together and distributed them, so we were each given a playlist of the 20 songs from the other two hosts, along with our own 10. We then ranked the playlists in order of prefe

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