Guest DJ David Butterfield, owner of InsideOut, talks us through his Extended Play tracks this week.
Buddy Holly - Everyday
An older cousin introduced me to Buddy Holly, just before Buddy (and the music) died. This track was released in 1957, as the B-side of ‘Peggy Sue’. It features the Crickets’ drummer Jerry Allison slapping his knees to the beat which Norman Petty arranged, long before producer George Martin copied the trick. It’s a magical sound.
Kirsty MacColl - There’s A Guy Works Down The Chipshop Swears He’s Elvis
Kirsty performed her first chart hit during a 1981 Top of the Pops summer show. Perhaps better known for the ‘Fairytale of New York’ duet with Shane McGowan which celebrates its 30th anniversary this Christmas, her death was an avoidable tragedy and she’s sorely missed.
Roxy Music - All I Want Is You
This was the band’s fourth single taken from their Country Life album released in 1974. Bryan Ferry at his best, it showcases Phil Manzanera’s guitar skills with Andy Mackay on oboe and sax. I never tire of listening to it.
Dire Straits - Going Home
I first heard this in 1983, watching Bill Forsyth’s comedy-drama ‘Local Hero’ featuring Mark Knopfler’s solo guitar, swelling as the local phone box rings and the end credits roll. I dare you not to cry.
David Bowie - Suffragette City
This track featured as the B-side of ‘Starman’, but was originally from the 1972 concept album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’. It features a piano riff heavily influenced by Little Richard. Bowie’s backing band, the ‘Spiders from Mars’ included lead guitarist and rock legend, Mick Ronson from Hull, where I was schooled and lived on an adjacent council estate. Sadly, Mick’s another local hero who’s no longer with us.