RC 271: Pop Is Dead #6 – Dead Pod Stars

This will be my monument
This will be a beacon when I’m gone…
So that when the moment comes,
I can say I did it all with love

A bumper self-indulgent 10th anniversary show – 2 shows in one! If you listen at the 1:30 mark you’ll realise why it’s so long ๐Ÿ˜‰

First half is the last Pop Is Dead show, Dead Pop Stars, talking about the obsession with death in pop music – a little death and self-destruction sells, from 2Pac and Buddy Holly to Amy, Nick Drake, Sid Vicious and Kurt Cobain – and the death of pop music generally, about Europop and the love of money. Second half is a wake for the podcast called Dead Pod Stars…yes this is the last Radio Clash as announced elsewhere.

Radio Clash Is Dead! Long Live Radio Clash! (202MB, 2:38)

Pop Is Dead #6: Dead Pop Stars

  • Lemmings โ€“ All-Star Dead Band
  • Altered Images โ€“ Dead Pop Stars
  • Radiohead โ€“ Pop Is Dead
  • XTC โ€“ This Is Pop?
  • The Minutemen โ€“ Maybe Partying Will Help
  • Cash Pussies โ€“ 99% is Shit
  • The Slits โ€“ Instant Hit
  • Rachel Stevens โ€“ Some Girls
  • The Divine Comedy โ€“ Europop
  • Nina Simone On Janis Joplin (live at Montreux)
  • Annie โ€“ Me Plus One
  • John Foxx and the Maths โ€“ Have A Cigar
  • Kevin Ayers โ€“ Star (John Peel Show, 13.07.76)
  • Kwesi Davis โ€“ Graceland
  • Stan Freberg โ€“ Heartbreak Hotel
  • Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer โ€“ The Crack Song
  • Paul Jacobs โ€“ Lemmings Lament
  • Fatima Mansions โ€“ A Singer Must Die
  • Nick Drake โ€“ Fruit Tree
  • Kiki & Herb โ€“ I Was Meant For The Stage
  • amoraboy โ€“ Amymagine (Amy Winehouse vs John Lennon, 2010 version)
  • Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine โ€“ Suicide Isn’t Painless
  • Nina Simone – Stars (live at Montreux)

An ending / Dead Pod Stars

  • Therapy? โ€“ Ten Year Plan
  • Rรถyksopp โ€“ Monument (The Inevitable End Version)
  • Fujiya & Miyagi โ€“ Your Silent Face
  • The 2 Bears โ€“ Unbuild It
  • New Build โ€“ Look In Vain
  • Japan โ€“ All Tomorrow’s Parties (7″ Version)
  • Run The Jewels โ€“ Early (feat. BOOTS)
  • Sage Francis โ€“ Years Demo
  • M83 โ€“ Farewell / Goodbye
  • Sage Francis โ€“ Dead Man’s Float
  • Scala & Kolacny Brothers โ€“ River
  • Johnny Cash โ€“ Redemption Song
  • Pulp โ€“ Happy Endings


  1. The Bladerunner track is by Remake – first heard (by me anyway) on Renaissance (Sasha & John Digweed) 3CD mix 1994 – one of the first commercially released DJ Mixes.

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