All posts by Brian Watson


In this episode, Brian chats to Joe Cairney of Comedy of Errors after their triumphant, or triumphal even, gig at Fusion 3.5. He may, or may not, give away some exclusive news, but our hearts go out to him after the loss of a good friend. Hugs, Joe. We find time to play a couple of tracks from the marvellous Fanfare & Fantasy album, which Brian bought on vinyl. With English money. For logistical reasons the tunes you hear may well not be directly from his vinyl copy. But don’t tell anybody.



Evil Love Mule – King Anhedonia

Pure Reason Revolution – Dead Butterfly

Esthesis – Still Far to Go

Nordic Giants – Philosophy of Mind

Grandval – La Maison de Men-Tää

Flac Shack – Dead Bob’s Record of the Week: ‘The Confidence Trick’ by Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate

 – Perky Pat

 – World War Terminus

 – All Empires Fall 

Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Quarterdrawing of the Dog 

Andromeda – Lies ‘R’ Us

Alphataurus – Progressiva-mente

Alas Fallax – E’oggi

Kaipa – in the Wastelands of My Mind

Marillion – These Chains

Genesis – Dreaming While You Sleep (live)

Elastica – Annie

Quincy Jones – It’s Caper Time 



Eagles – Journey of the Sorcerer

Foxy Shazam – Welcome To The Church of Rock and Roll

Rush – Tom Sawyer

The Jim Carroll Band – City Drops into the Night

Robert Glasper – Michael’s Theme

Envy of None – Dog’s Life

Proto-Kaw – Melicus Gladiator

Lana Lane – Remember Me

Iluvatar – Dreaming With the Lights On

Sönus – Usurper of the Universe

Rush – The Camera Eye (live)

Cary Clouser – After All

The Neal Morse Band – Beyond the Years

Genesis – Dukes Travels (live)

Genesis – The Lady Lies (live)

Mike’s 6 Pack

 – Black Sabbath – Never Say Die

 – Heart – Crazy on You

 – Thin Lizzy – Hollywood

 – Yes – Changes

 – Survivor – Caught in the Game

 – Rush – Animate

Uriah Heep – Too Scared to Run (live)

Steven Wilson – The Raven that Refused to Sing (live)

ELP – Tarkus (live)

Asia – Heat of the Moment (live)

Slide Into A Side (of Shellac): Side 1 of ’White City: A Novel’ by Pete Townshend

 – Give Blood

 – Brilliant Blues

 – Face the Face

 – Hiding Out

 – Secondhand Love

Strawbs – Hero’s Theme (as interstitial)

Mötley Crüe – Home Sweet Home 



OU – Travel

Muse – Compliance

Pink Floyd & Andriy Khlyvnyuk – Hey Hey Rise Up


Beggars Opera – Get Your Dog Off Me

Moon Goose – Fist Fight at the Bingo

Karmamoi – Which Dreams


Dead Bob’s Boxset Bingo: ‘PFM: The Very Best – 1972-2018’

 – Photos of Ghosts

 – Promenade The Puzzle

 – Chocolate Kings

 – 46

 – Il regno


Blank Manuskript – The Great War 

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Bob Holiday


Dead Bob’s Shellac-Attack: Side 2 of ‘White City: A Novel’ by Pete Townshend

 – Crashing By Design

 – I Am Secure

 – White City Fighting

 – Come to Mama


L’objectif – Cinematic

Quincy Jones – It’s Caper Time 



Kaipa – Urskog

The Tangent – Changes (edit)

Pure Reason Revolution – Phantoms


Dead Bob’s Flac Shack: Magrathea

 – Search for the Crystal

 – The Magical Box

 – Tales From The Cockpit

 – Not of this Earth


Dead Bob’s Record of the Week: ‘Days of Innocence’ by Stuckfish

 – Days of Innocence 

 – GameChanger


Dead Bob’s Shellac-Attack: Record One, Side One of ’Live and Let Live’ by 10cc

 – The Second Sitting for the Last Supper

 – You’ve Got A Cold

 – Honeymoon with B Troop

 – Art for Art’s Sake

 – People in Love (excerpt)


Venus Loon – Beautiful World

Boney M – Belfast (excerpt)

Motörhead – 1916

Peter Frampton – Show Me the Way (live) 



Beton – Kyiv Calling


Marillion – Care

 i) Maintenance Drugs

 ii) an Hour Before It’s dark

 iii) Every Cell

 iv) Angels on Earth


Martin Orford – Grand Designs

Moon Halo – The Veil

JPL – Superhero

Web – I Spider

Samurai – Holy Padlock

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Bubblegum Infinity


Dead Bob’s Record of the Week: ‘Apollo Rising’ by Venus Loon

 – Apollo Rising

 – The Eagle Has Landed

 – Home


Keith Emerson – Black Dog 

Major Parkinson – Isabel: a Report to an Academy (live)

Eggs and Dogs (Tomas Bodin) – American Standards

black midi – 21st Century Schizoid Man

Jonesy – Mind of the Century

Flash – Open Sky

Richard Dawson and Circle – Cooksonia



Join Brian and the Kraaaz, as they chat to Ade and Phil of Stuckfish, at the Fusion 3.5 Festival. Much jolly badinage ensues and we spin a few Stuckfish tunes:


– Calling

– The Bridge (That Spans the Edge of Time)

– Fallen Angels


Their new album, Days of Innocence, is available for pre-order at, and is released on April 16th.


Deep Purple – April

Supertramp – Fool’s Overture

Queen – You Don’t Fool Me

Def Leppard – Foolin’ 

Genesis – More Fool Me

Pete Townsend and Ronnie Lane – April Fool


Pure Reason Revolution – New Kind of Evil

The Flower Kings – World Gone Crazy

Von Hertzen Brothers – Pirates of the Raseborgian


Dead Bob’s Shellac-Attack: Side B of ‘Yes 50th Anniversary (Live)’ by Yes, featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman

 – I’ve Seen All Good People

 – Lift Me Up

 – And You and I 


Purson – Pedigree Chums

Needlepoint – Snoring Husband

Aura – Barking 


Side A of ‘Power Windows’ by Rush

 – The Big Money

 – Grand Designs 

 – Manhattan Project

 – Marathon

Side 1 of ‘Secret Treaties’ by Blue Öyster Cult

 – Career of Evil

 – Subhuman

 – Dominance and Submission

 – ME 262

Side 4 of ‘i heard you listening’ by echolyn 

 – all this time we’re given

 – vanishing sun 


Glass Hammer – The Watchman On The Walls

The Tea Club – Werewolves

District 97 – Termites

Chrome Canyon – Snow in the Headlights / Deckard Returns (as interstitials)

Madonna – Like a Prayer

Sky Cries Mary – Insectoria (excerpt)

Cheer-Accident – Star Vehicle (4 Flats)