Here are all of Cranky's jams.

Novelty

Novelty

by Joy Division

PARENTAL ADVISORY - Extreme volume required.

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Jammed: 24th Sep 2015

38 plays

37 likes

12 comments

Down In The Park

Down In The Park

by Tubeway Army

To mangle a phrase from Sir Winston Churchill - "This..was their finest hour"... or 4:22 to be honest.

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Jammed: 22nd Sep 2015

29 plays

27 likes

8 comments

The Ecstasy Of Gold

The Ecstasy Of Gold

by Ennio Morricone

Taken from the Spaghetti Western - 'The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.

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Jammed: 20th Sep 2015

36 plays

28 likes

12 comments

Sick Again (Earl's Court 25-05-1975)

Sick Again (Earl's Court 25-05-1975)

by Led Zeppelin

Couldn't leave TIMJ without a clip from my first proper gig.

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Jammed: 15th Sep 2015

26 plays

23 likes

20 comments

I Remember You

I Remember You

by Ramones

If you don't tap your foot to this you don't have a pulse.

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Jammed: 12th Sep 2015

30 plays

31 likes

12 comments

I Remember You

I Remember You

by Frank Ifield

'I Remember You' by Frank Ifield polished off in 1:58 'I Remember you' by The Ramones took 2:21.......that's almost Prog!

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Jammed: 11th Sep 2015

17 plays

13 likes

14 comments

Always Your Way

Always Your Way

by My Vitriol

No.642 on Cranky's Underrated Band list.

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Jammed: 5th Sep 2015

28 plays

20 likes

7 comments

Ramified

Ramified

by Lowlife

A few days ago this track suddenly popped into my head and I couldn't stop humming it. I saw them perform this on the BBC TV music programme 'FSD' back in 1987 (the video is on YouTube but the quality is awful). 28 years later I've dug out the EP this song is from & it's glued to my record deck, every track a corker. I love reconnecting!

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Jammed: 29th Aug 2015

18 plays

14 likes

2 comments

Breakaway

Breakaway

by The Valentines

Northern Soul - 1) Hit dance-floor 2) Twirl left, twirl right, twice 3) Drop to floor, flip back, flip front. 4) Do splits 5) Retire to cloakroom, repair split in Oxford Bags, take more 'speed'. 6) Repeat until 5am.

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Jammed: 19th Aug 2015

28 plays

17 likes

11 comments

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

by Led Zeppelin (and Father Cranky)

Back in 1971 I took temporary work at an Abbey as a trainee Catholic Priest. One day Father O’Shaughnessy came to me. “Father Cranky”, he said, “I’ve been called to perform an exorcism at a world famous rock stars house and I’ll need your help. “F*ckin get in!” I said to myself. Walking around in hessian sackcloth chanting “Ipso, Facto, Oreo” whilst whipping myself with a leather belt 5 times a day was starting to wear me down, this would be a welcome break. Some time later our trusty Vauxhall Viva was barreling down the drive of a Surrey mega-mansion. We entered the kitchen and there sat at a table next to Lucifer was Professor of perfect power chord riffage...JIMMY PAGE!! Whilst Jimmy & Father O’Shaughnessy mixed tinctures & hurled profanities at Satan to try and persuade him to clear off, I clocked a Gibson EDs-1275 twin neck guitar leaning against the Aga. I picked it up and started playing a little ditty I’d been working on. Continued Below -}...............................

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Jammed: 16th Aug 2015

18 plays

15 likes

18 comments

Memories Are Made of This

Memories Are Made of This

by Dean Martin

At an after-hours drinking session in a back room at the Sands Hotel in Vegas,Deano once said to me, "Cranky, never split a winning deck of cards". I kind of feel that way about things here at #TIMJ. Anyways I sort of slid down my chair mumbling something like, "Yor me besht mate you are" and promptly fell at the feet of Ava Gardner. Well who should walk in right at that moment but big Frank Sinatra with a couple of 'pals' and seeing me in such close proximity to Ava's stilettos thought I was trying to look up her skirt. I won't go into the gory details but it took an awful lot of Tiger Balm to get those bruises down. I still can't have children to this day. Hope you love Deano as much as me.

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Jammed: 13th Aug 2015

22 plays

26 likes

20 comments

Buttercup

Buttercup

by Brad

Nothing to say,I'll let the song do it. To all the great folks I've met here thanks for introducing me to some fantastic music............................Have a good life.

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Jammed: 9th Aug 2015

21 plays

19 likes

7 comments

YYZ (Rush in Rio)

YYZ (Rush in Rio)

by Rush

One of the great crowd 'sing a longs'..........to an instrumental!!

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Jammed: 1st Aug 2015

24 plays

20 likes

16 comments

The Sweeny - Closing Theme

The Sweeny - Closing Theme

by Harry South

Some great TV themes being jammed at the moment. Here's one of my faves.......you slaaaaaags!

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Jammed: 19th Jul 2015

30 plays

20 likes

15 comments

Stylo

Stylo

by Gorillaz

Fantastic song made even better by having Bobby Womack & half of The Clash on it.

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Jammed: 13th Jul 2015

29 plays

17 likes

No comments

Rock On

Rock On

by David Essex

Every now & then I'll hear a track & think..."How the f*ck did they write that?" This one & 'Firestarter' by The Prodigy are two that immediately come to mind. Self penned by 70's teen idol & all round cheeky chappie David Essex, I've loved this homage to 50's Rock 'n Roll and recommend that you listen to it on headphones for the full effect.

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Jammed: 7th Jun 2015

27 plays

19 likes

7 comments

Dark Entries (Live 1982)

Dark Entries (Live 1982)

by Bauhaus

The best thing to come out of Northampton after the A45

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Jammed: 23rd May 2015

20 plays

14 likes

2 comments

Garden Of Life

Garden Of Life

by Leroy Sibbles / Lee Perry

Planted a lot of veg  this week and thought of this.

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Jammed: 16th May 2015

23 plays

19 likes

7 comments

It's Over

It's Over

by Level 42

Not a comment on the current UK political landscape, but a nice 'Saturday Soother' from Isle of Wight funksters Level 42. Great musicianship and a lyric Ian Curtis would have been proud of.

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Jammed: 9th May 2015

17 plays

11 likes

2 comments

Maid of Orleans

Maid of Orleans

by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Great use of the Mellotron.

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Jammed: 1st May 2015

26 plays

23 likes

9 comments

The Magicians Birthday

The Magicians Birthday

by Uriah Heep

I've always had a soft spot for 'Heep'. I lapped up their tales of Wizards, magic potions & sword wielding midgets backed up with a prog soundtrack & great harmony's. The fact that the press slagged them unmercifully only made me like them more! Off to see them this week, can't wait.

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Jammed: 26th Apr 2015

25 plays

19 likes

10 comments

Leave Them All Behind

Leave Them All Behind

by Ride

Best appreciated at volume with plenty of bottom end, (a bit like Serena Williams.......ooh, er, Mrs). If you're in the mood for a right old racket you've come to the right place.

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Jammed: 18th Apr 2015

30 plays

25 likes

6 comments

The Chad Who Loved Me

The Chad Who Loved Me

by Mansun

'Mansun' along with 'The Chameleons' were just two of dozens of great British bands that didn't get the appreciation they deserved. Instead, you got Coldplay. "The public gets want the public wants" as Mr Weller said.

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Jammed: 10th Apr 2015

28 plays

19 likes

16 comments

Gentle Groove

Gentle Groove

by Mother Love Bone

A great pre-grunge Seattle band (1988-90). A couple of members later went on to form Pearl Jam, whereas the  singer overdid the toxins. R.I.P. Andrew Wood.

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Jammed: 4th Apr 2015

15 plays

16 likes

9 comments

Let's Get Together Again

Let's Get Together Again

by The Glitter Band

2 Drummers..check, 2 Sax..check, Odd shaped guitars..check, Bad mullets..check, Great song..CHECK!!

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Jammed: 27th Mar 2015

25 plays

15 likes

1 comments

Don't Mash Up Creation + Dub

Don't Mash Up Creation + Dub

by Sharon Little

Killer bassline................turn it up!

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Jammed: 20th Mar 2015

28 plays

20 likes

10 comments

Wait

Wait

by White Lion

Featuring the best guitar solo in all of 'Hair Metal'.

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Jammed: 15th Mar 2015

25 plays

18 likes

10 comments

A Man Called Sun

A Man Called Sun

by Verve

From the first release by the band later to become 'The Verve'. Best enjoyed with a 'jazz' cigarette......so I'm told.

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Jammed: 8th Mar 2015

24 plays

18 likes

No comments

Forever In Your Debt

Forever In Your Debt

by The Slow Readers Club

The Manchester (UK) area has a history of producing great bands.

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Jammed: 1st Mar 2015

24 plays

13 likes

5 comments

Cassandra

Cassandra

by Theatre of Tragedy

Ooh er, pass me the leather trench coat & black eye liner, I've gone all Goth this week.

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Jammed: 19th Feb 2015

23 plays

8 likes

4 comments

I Live Off You

I Live Off You

by X-Ray Spex

For a couple of minutes let Poly Styrene take you to Heaven & back.

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Jammed: 13th Feb 2015

26 plays

23 likes

1 comments

Honey (Chicane club mix)

Honey (Chicane club mix)

by Billie Ray Martin

#90sweek must include a bit of Billie Ray Martin!

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Jammed: 5th Feb 2015

12 plays

2 likes

No comments

Race with the Devil

Race with the Devil

by Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps (ft Cliff Gallup)

2 unbelievable solos by the mighty Cliff Gallup ably assisted by some bloke called Gene Vincent. Grease yer quiff and turn it up!!

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Jammed: 31st Jan 2015

23 plays

23 likes

1 comments

Script Of The Bridge

Script Of The Bridge

by The Chameleons

Couldn't decide which track to jam off this brilliant album, so I'm putting it all on. Hope you like it.

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Jammed: 24th Jan 2015

23 plays

14 likes

7 comments

Gimme Chocolate

Gimme Chocolate

by BABYMETAL

If Dave Mustaine hosted X-Factor.............................

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Jammed: 22nd Dec 2014

11 plays

5 likes

No comments

F.U.B.B.

F.U.B.B.

by Wishbone Ash

A much needed slice of 'Twin Guitar' action this week from one of the finest 70's bands. Thanks for reminding me how good they were @21schizoid.Get those joss sticks lit!

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Jammed: 13th Dec 2014

22 plays

9 likes

2 comments

Nightrain (W/Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)

Nightrain (W/Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)

by Slash

Spent last night in their company @ Leeds Arena. Second number in...this, job done.

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Jammed: 30th Nov 2014

17 plays

13 likes

1 comments

Blackout

Blackout

by Scorpions

Enough of that Euro-disco, this is where I am right now. Crank it up!!

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Jammed: 23rd Nov 2014

13 plays

6 likes

No comments

Voyage Voyage

Voyage Voyage

by Desireless

Fancied a bit of 80's 'Euro Disco' this week. Haven't a clue what the songs about as I used to bunk off for a ciggy during French.

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Jammed: 19th Nov 2014

19 plays

8 likes

No comments

Marie & Joe

Marie & Joe

by Doctors Of Madness

The greatest band that never quite got there.

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Jammed: 1st Nov 2014

19 plays

9 likes

5 comments

Save Me Now

Save Me Now

by Billy Idol

Lovin' this new one from Sir Billy!

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Jammed: 23rd Oct 2014

19 plays

8 likes

4 comments

Love Don't Live Here Anymore

Love Don't Live Here Anymore

by Rose Royce

I'm not a fan of the 'Synth Drum', but on this song it's perfect.

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Jammed: 16th Oct 2014

25 plays

13 likes

4 comments

Hotel California

Hotel California

by Hank Marvin

Funny...............but in a good way.

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Jammed: 1st Oct 2014

14 plays

10 likes

2 comments

Babylon's burning

Babylon's burning

by The Ruts

Babylon is indeed burning with anxiety at the moment.

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Jammed: 26th Sep 2014

16 plays

11 likes

No comments

Bring It All Home

Bring It All Home

by Europe

Those 'Final Countdown' floozies have turned into something rather special. Great lyric & superb guitar. Turn it up!!

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Jammed: 17th Sep 2014

16 plays

5 likes

1 comments

Wonderful Land

Wonderful Land

by The Shadows

"Bloody hell Jeeves, all this talk of Scottish independence, devolution & the breakup of the UK is doing my head in.What's happening to our wonderful land?"..........................."I'm dropping the needle on it now Sir."

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Jammed: 11th Sep 2014

15 plays

11 likes

No comments

Civil War

Civil War

by Guns N' Roses

"What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach... So, you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it! Well, he gets it! A song for the moment.

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Jammed: 5th Sep 2014

19 plays

11 likes

No comments

Eyes Without a Face

Eyes Without a Face

by Billy Idol

To celebrate getting a ticket for his forthcoming UK shows, here's an 80's classic from Sir Billy Idol, supported by the honorary Sir Steve Stevens. Altogether now, "Les yeux sans visage"!

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Jammed: 29th Aug 2014

20 plays

20 likes

4 comments

Prince David "Watch Dem" [Moa Ambessa]

Prince David "Watch Dem" [Moa Ambessa]

by Aba Shanti-I

Something a bit tasty for Notting Hill Carnival weekend.Play it LOUD... Happy holidays folks!

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Jammed: 21st Aug 2014

18 plays

5 likes

No comments

Blues For Narada

Blues For Narada

by Gary Moore

"Something for the weekend sir?" "Yes, I'd like to hear a '59 Gibson Les Paul full on but played with the finesse & feel very few can achieve." "I'm dropping the needle on it now sir"

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Jammed: 15th Aug 2014

15 plays

7 likes

3 comments

Five Nights Of Bleeding

Five Nights Of Bleeding

by Linton Kwesi Johnson

A nice groove for Saturday night..................

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Jammed: 9th Aug 2014

22 plays

12 likes

5 comments

Breaking Point

Breaking Point

by Bourgie Bourgie

Whatever happened to these guys? I played this to death when it came out, thought they'd be massive. Ho hum, still one of the best singles from the 80's though. Tasty solo and all.

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Jammed: 1st Aug 2014

13 plays

5 likes

2 comments

The Light Pours Out Of Me

The Light Pours Out Of Me

by Magazine

As the Commonwealth Games are in full swing, I'm sticking with 'Jock Rock' this week. Well, almost. Magazine came out of Manchester in the late 70's their guitarist was 100% Jockanese. The very special John McGeoch R.I.P. He went on to work with the likes of Siouxsie & the Banshees & PIL but its the stuff he did with a Yamaha SG1000 and Magazine that does it for me. Hope you likee.

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Jammed: 26th Jul 2014

20 plays

22 likes

6 comments

Scared To Dance

Scared To Dance

by The Skids

I may be a sassanach, but I know good 'Jock Rock' when I hear it. Two of my favourite guitarists are from Scotland, here's the first, the mighty Stuart Adamson. No longer with us unfortunately so crank this up to 11 in his memory. Blistering!!

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Jammed: 19th Jul 2014

18 plays

12 likes

5 comments

Peg

Jammed: 13th Jul 2014

9 plays

9 likes

5 comments

Hollow Horse (Extended)

Hollow Horse (Extended)

by The Icicle Works

If you like a jangly guitar, look no further. Yet another underrated/forgotten 80's band.

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Jammed: 28th Jun 2014

6 plays

3 likes

No comments

Shakin' All Over

Shakin' All Over

by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

One of me favorite guitar solos & a great riff too.

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Jammed: 22nd Jun 2014

5 plays

4 likes

No comments

Billy Porter

Billy Porter

by Mick Ronson

The late,great Mick Ronson. Bowie owes this guy so much.

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Jammed: 6th Jun 2014

3 plays

2 likes

1 comments

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