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CD | Theme - Road Trip
CD | Theme - Road Trip
MP3 Playlist | Mixed Genre
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CD | Pop

Sand In The Sandwiches

Artist Song Buy
Reginald Dixon  Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea Side  buy on itunes
George Formby  With My Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock  buy on itunes
Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs  Sea Side Shuffle  buy on itunes
Chas & Dave  Margate  buy on itunes
Vince Hill  A Day At The Sea Side  buy on itunes
Human Instinct  Death at The Sea Side  buy on itunes
Bonzo Dog Band  Postcard  buy on itunes
Jethro Tull  Up The Pool  buy on itunes
Finders Keepers  On The Beach  buy on itunes
Nick Nicely  On The Beach (A Ladder Descends)  buy on itunes
Morrissey  Every Day Is Like Sunday  buy on itunes
The Membranes  Tatty Sea Side Town  buy on itunes
Michael Chapman  Postcards Of Scarborough  buy on itunes
Geno Washington  Beach Bash  buy on itunes
Cliff Richard  On The Beach  buy on itunes
First Class  Beach Baby  buy on itunes
Pink Floyd  St Tropez  buy on itunes
John Dowie  British Tourist  buy on itunes
Cats UK  Luton Airport  buy on itunes
Blur  Girls & Boys  buy on itunes
Steve Bent  I'm Going To Spain  buy on itunes
Led Zeppelin  Down By The Sea Side  buy on itunes
John Renbourn  Day At The Sea Side  buy on itunes
Eric Idle  Holiday Rant  buy on itunes


Americans take vacations; Brits have holidays. Instead of boardwalks, chilli dogs & surfing, we have to make do with rusting Victorian piers, jellied eels & donkey rides.
Vacations are glamourous, holidays are a mixture of cheerful vulgarity and melancholic seediness. Occasionally, envious glances were cast across the Atlantic. As the `70s progressed, we tentatively began venturing abroad, but the imperatives remained: cheap booze and plentiful sex (or should that be the other way round?) with a cordial mistrust of Johnny Foreigner & his strange culinary habits thrown in for good measure. A perennial theme for British pop: what other topic could bring together George Formby, Vince Hill ,J Tull, Morrissey, Geno Washington & Blur in the same mix?Grab your bucket & spade & navigate to:


avocado rabbit
Date: 3/31/2008
Nothing you said makes this American want to take a vacation in Britain with the possible exception of plentiful sex. I do like the mix idea, however.
Mark Petruccelli
Date: 3/31/2008
A most interesting theme. Watch John Candy's "Summer Rental" to dispell any thoughts of jealosy about American beach vacations.
joey de vivre
Date: 3/31/2008
The power of the beach fantasy -- reinforced by all those beach party movies -- is so strong that every weekend thousands of people huddle in blankets on every windswept shore of northern California, picking sand out of the picnic.
Many thanks for this excellent survey of the scene; SOMEDAY I will get my own Beach mix together & will return the favor -
anthony lombardi
Date: 3/31/2008
i love this theme, super clever, & the execution is pretty spotless - love the notes as well!
Date: 3/31/2008
Is it really fair to inflict Reginald Dixon on unsuspecting AOTMers? Great to see the magnificent Beach Baby and John Dowie on the same mix. I never found plentiful sex abroad but then I spent a lot of time sleeping on trains.
Date: 4/1/2008
Such a great mix, one of the best of the year - every track a fond favourite. And the Steve Bent track reminds me of your early mix 'These Fallish Things', if you ever get round to uploading that I'd be SO grateful...
Rob Conroy
Date: 4/1/2008
Loving it.
Date: 4/1/2008
excellent and funny in almost equal measure . . .
Date: 4/2/2008
If ever there is an AOTM "chalet", this can be the BGM. Cheers!
Funky Ratchet
Date: 4/3/2008
Wonderful! Love the notes too.
Korky Castille
Date: 4/3/2008
I once bummed Vince Hill in the Pebble Mill car park
Date: 4/12/2008
I do like that Blur song and a few others here. Have a nice holiday.
Date: 4/17/2008
Fantastic mix.

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