RC 279: Froopy – Hitchhiker’s 40th Edition

On Thursday Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams reached 40 on Thursday, the first radio broadcast was 8th March 1978, and there is a new ‘Hexagonal Phase’ to celebrate.

So as well as it being #h2g2week on Radio Clash, this edition is celebrating the music of Hitchhiker’s, related space and electronic themes interspersed with interviews with the writer and creator, Douglas Adams, and of course Arthur, Marvin, Ford, Trillian and Zaphod…

This was recorded on Friday, and have to say the Art of Noise gig was amazing – bumped into some old mashup friends, DJ Food / Kev was DJing, and it was great to finally see Anne, JJ and Gary do Close to the Edit. I danced like a loon! (and yes Max and Paul Morley made appearances via video).

P.S. I forgot to explain the title…it’s a word I made up a child reading HGTTG, ‘froopy’ which was like ‘hoopy’ and used to say it all the time…it was my word for something that was cool or great.

I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle (2:04:42, 188Mb)

  • Douglas Adams – An Updated Guide
  • Eagles – Journey Of The Sorcerer
  • Videogame Orchestra – The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Theme
  • The Eagles – Journey of the Sorcerer (Kung Fu Lemon Remix)
  • The Art Of Noise Featuring Max Headroom – Paranoimia (7” Mix)
  • VC People – Dance Macabre [The Reflex Quick Edit]
  • Colorado – Space Lady Love
  • Bicep – Opal (four Tet Remix)
  • Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix – Burru Saturday
  • Marvin – Marvin the Paranoid Android
  • Marvin The Paranoid Android – Marvin I Love You
  • Shadow FX – Full Floyd Rig
  • Pink Floyd – Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Fluffy Cloud Version)
  • The Terrorist – Sing Time (Original Mix)
  • Rolo Tomassi – A Flood of Light
  • Pene Corrida – Freestyler
  • Mansun – Disgusting
  • Gardens & Villa – Gypsy
  • Erik Nordgren – Crazy Robots
  • György Ligeti – Continuum
  • Terry Riley – A Rainbow In Curved Air
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene, Pt. 1
  • Tomita – The Engulfed Cathedral
  • Absolute Elsewhere – Moon City
  • Roberto Gerhard – Campanalog
  • György Ligeti – Lontano
  • Paul Draper – Friends Make the Worst Enemies

(Artwork is based on the amazing work by Ian Wright of Hipgnosis on the paperback and album…Really inspired me as a kid, artist and as a designer now, given they were working in pre-digital times)

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