08 January 2012

Episode 3: The South London Playlist

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The South London Playlist

1. The Clash - Guns of Brixton

2. Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue

3. Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning

4. Basement Jaxx - I Live in Camberwell

5. Linton Kwesi Johnson - New Crass Massakkah

6. Smiley Culture - Police Officer

7. Norman Wisdom - The Lambeth Walk

8. London Boys - London Nights

9. Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope)

10. Squeeze - Up the Junction

11. David Bowie - Did You Ever Have a Dream?
I went as far as illegally uploading this to YouTube, but it was intercepted.

12. Southside Allstars - Southside Riddim


  1. Still prefer the dub version of guns of brixton though.

  2. Second comment reveals that H stands for Hawke!

  3. Blaggers ITA version of Guns of Brixton worth a mention maybe. Also didn't David Bowie have an early song about doing acid in Brockwell park?

  4. You missed a few spots, comrades. The Damned are largely from Croydon (the Museum of Croydon has one of Captain Sensible's berets - the only exhibit worth visiting). Japan are from Lewisham I think (the most surprising, they seem a tad, y'know, weak-limbed to be transpontine). Billy Idol is from Bromley, and recorded the criminally underrated 1993 concept album 'Cyberpunk'. And Kate Bush has SE connections, though is really from Kent (but I'm willing to stretch the realms of South London lebensraum to accomodate her. I love you, Kate...).

  5. This 2006 article reckons to bust the myth about Danny Baker killing Bob Marley: