Live Ledge #226: BBC

Even before they landed in America and became known as the "British Invasion", the leading British bands of the early 60's were routinely featured in live settings on British radio. While this was partly due to a requirement that limited the number of "records" that could be played per day, it was also an opportunity for bands to take some chances. They'd try out new songs they've written or cover some of their old and/or current favorites.
While the BBC no longer has to worry about the amount of live material they broadcast, up to this day they have continued to broadcast both concerts and in-studio sessions. Obviously, John Peel's "Peel Sessions" are the most famous of these types of shows, but a number of other famous DJ's had their own versions of these sessions.
Since there's already been a Live Ledge devoted to Peel, tonight's broadcast stayed away from his archives (although it's inevitable that one or two tracks originated from his show). Instead, this is 50 years of live BBC recordings, from the Beatles covering "Hippy Hippy Shake" to a track from Off's Record Store Day release of live tracks from the broadcasting behemoth.
Grab this from the usual sources, or...


1. Government Center, BBC
2. The Beatles, The Hippy Hippy Shake
3. Rolling Stones, Cops and Robbers
4. The Yardbirds, I'm A Man
5. The Who, I'm A Boy
6. The Kinks, I'm Not Like Everybody Else
7. The Artwoods, Can You Hear Me
8. The Small Faces, All Or Nothing
9. Faces Shake Shudder Shiver
10. Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, Ooh La la
11. David Bowie, Starman
12. Marc Bolan & T.Rex, Jeepster
13. Thin Lizzy, Cowboy Song
14. The Jam, When You're Young
15. Buzzcocks, Ever Fallen In Love
16. Joe Jackson, Sunday Papers
17. Blondie, X Offender
18. Madness, One Step Beyond
19. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Little Johnny Jewel
20. XTC, No Thugs in Our House
21. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Perfect Skin
22. The Jesus & Mary Chain, I Love Rock'n'Roll
23. The Woodentops, Well Well Well
24. The Fall, Rebellious Jukebox
25. Stiff Little Fingers, Roots Radicals Rockers and Reggae
26. Lurkers, Freak Show
27. Pixies, Wave Of Mutilation
28. The Breeders, Hag
29. Mudhoney, Touch Me I'm Sick
30. The Vandals, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
31. OFF!, Void You Out
32. The Jim Jones Revue, Rock N Roll Psychosis
33. The Move, You'd Better Believe Me


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