Jsntgm 043 Radicalised By Radio


by HIggins and the Magic of the Marketplace
released January 1, 2022

Big thanks to Tom Hothersall and his agent No.1 Jon for lending his imaged for the front cover. btw.

James Routh (Sonic Boom Six) and Rock Hard Studios, UK Nige (SICK56), Chicken Pickle (Therapy Cats), Barry Parkinson (Those Fucking Snowflakes), The Stuart Diggle Experience (Litterbug) and everyone who has ever listened to any of the songs … and hopefully enjoyed them.

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1. Radicalised By Radio 01:38
2. Don’t Look Down (Don’t Look Now) 03:28
3. There’s Always Another Way 01:57
4. Everyone Can Sing 03:34

Latest release, I hope one of many more to come in 2022.

I have spent a lot of time in bands in recent years playing other peoples’ songs but now and then I try to find time to record my own songs. I managed to do this in late 2021 with the help of James Routh at Rock Hard Studios in Blackpool. This EP features 4 of the 10 tracks we set out to record. Maybe someday I will play some of these songs and tracks off the album ‘Dream Consumer Dream’ live.

Lyrics are on links next to the tracks and for the curious souls amongst us the meanings of the songs are as follows.

1.Radicalised by Radio. Is a respectful nod of thanks to the John Peel Show, which or many of us was a form of ‘radicalisation’ – thankfully by music and not ideology.

2. Don’t Look Down (Don’t Look Now) has links to a local politician who shall remain nameless for legal reasons. It’s about the abuse of power and how power works. The ‘down’ reference is about how high things can be affected by low things. For instance high-rise buildings in an inland urban city can be destroyed from underneath by machines such as submarines below sea level many miles away.

3. There’s Always Another Way is about the tyranny of certainty. It reflects the toxic and hostile environment we can create for one another by acting first and thinking second.

4. Everyone Can Sing is a statement. Many people are too frightened to sing in public – fear of criticism from others, lack of confidence, shyness etc. We all can sing, some maybe ‘better’ than others (that however is a matter of opinion). I have always liked the idea of music and songs being sung through us rather than by us – takes some of the pressure away.


Compact Disc (CD), Digital Album

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