My desert island discs

Joy Division – New Dawn Fades

Lemonheads – Different Drum

Soulwax – Too Many DJs

Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me

New Order – Temptation (7″ version)

Jesus and Mary Chain – You Trip Me Up

Teenage Fanclub – Everything Flows

The Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There

Pavement – AT&T

I’d probably have had Bob Dylan – Idiot Wind in there, but all I can find on YouTube is dodgy covers of people playing it in their bedrooms on acoustic guitars.


  • vincent heaney  On June 7, 2010 at 9:59 am

    you can access all of my stuff on the spotify link on facebook on my page

  • northernheckler  On August 30, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Hmm – I’ll have to do this on my blog. “Bring it on home” might well make it. Also like the Four Tops song – but it wouldn’t make the cut.

    Will have to think.

    You blog’s changed a bit since I was last here Kerry !

  • Indie(nolonger)kid  On June 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    JAMC? Pavement? Wow. You get my vote! Well not literally becasue I;’m not a constituent. I doubt my (Tory) MPO as even heard of these bands.

  • Rob Merrick  On August 17, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Great selection, with small quibble that I would put ‘Shadowplay’ ahead of ‘New Dawn Fades’ as my Joy Division favourite. Is the selection of ‘New Dawn fades’ a coded comment on the disappointment of the Blair years….”A new dawn has broken has it not…..”

  • Quietzaple  On December 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    It might be more fun and easier to compile a top 8 tracks with “teen” in the title, on its own or as part of another word.

  • Cruella  On January 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    #diversityaudit As far as I know all of these musicians are male.

  • xueta  On January 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Not too much about politics Baron de Quietzapple…

    • Quietzaple  On January 11, 2012 at 4:45 am

      Wot? No femininism neiver?

  • kerrymccarthy  On January 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    No women, but how many people have Belgians in their Desert Island Discs? I must get some credit for that!

  • bobtoldmetodopit  On January 6, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Reports suggest that there is in fact a female in New Order

  • Quietzaple  On January 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    The Coal Porters’ Idiot Wind is on YouTube but like their Teenage Kicks sounds unlike the version I have and love.

    • Quietzaple  On January 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Can no longer find the Peggy Seegar song (with Ewan Macoll) which begins: Lady! What do you do all day! – truly marvellous. If you’ve not heard it you might edge a female vocal into your top ten/eight Kerry.

  • Stuart  On March 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I can’t believe you missed this live version of Idiot Wind. It’s been up there for a few years. It’s from 1976 and is insanely good in my opinion.

  • simon holmes  On September 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Pavement over the mighty Fall ?

  • andy raff  On January 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    just seen your Industrial choices…..I must be getting old if an MP’
    s tastes are the same as mine !! Bless you – my Tory git of an MP would be all Dire Straits & Elgar. I may move to Bristol so I can vote for you.

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