‘Built For Speed’ playlist Friday 27th March 2015

Built For Speed – Playlist Friday 27th March 2015

  1. REDD KROSS – Stay away from down town.
  2. KNIEVEL – Might as well be gone. (Aus)
  3. THE MONARCHS – That’s reminds me. (Aus)
  4. THE POWDER MONKEYS – Straight until morning. (Aus)
  5. UMPIRE – Streamers. (Aus)
  6. WOVENHAND – Good Shepherd.
  7. SILVERCHAIR – Tomorrow. (Aus)
  8. TISM – Martin Scorsese is really quite a jovial fellow. (Aus)
  9. MILKY CHANCE – Stolen dance.
  11. FLEET FOXES – White Winter Hymnal.
  12. THE SHINS – Australia.
  13. THE BLACK CROWES – Remedy.
  15. CHEAP TRICK – Dream Police.
  16. THE MAGIC NUMBERS – Love me like you.
  17. THE WATER BOYS – Destinies entwined.
  18. ADALITA – All Day Venus. (Aus)
  19. DAVID BOWIE – Jean Genie.
  20. DAVID BOWIE – Fame.
  21. DAVID BOWIE – Diamond dogs


  • FILM REVIEW: IMAX: Journey to Space 3D.
  • THEATRE REVIEW: Absinthe.
  • FILM REVIEW: Top Five.
  • FILM REVIEW: Cinderella.


What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 27th March 2015

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at the latest post-apocalyptic,  teen dystopian adventure Insurgent.  We also review Chris Rock’s latest film Top Five in which he stars, writes and directs. There’s also a taste of live burlesque as  CJ tells us about the provocative Absinthe.  There’s plenty of fine music as we play favourites from Australia and overseas including Adalita, The Powder Monkeys and The Shins.  Don’t forget our regular preview of gigs and TV for the week.  Check out ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 8-10pm on 88.3 Southern FM.

Built for speed, Best albums of 2012, from the end of year spectacular, Friday 28th December 2012



1.    Alabama Shakes -BOYS AND GIRLS

Soulful, swaggering and dramatic like James Brown meets late 70’s Stones.  It was classic sounding but not dated and featured some of the year’s best tunes and most impassioned vocals from lead singer Brittany Howard.


2.    The Vaccines -COME OF AGE

Excellent second album from the acerbic Brits was probably this year’s most consistently melodic album.  Terrific combination of tuneful garage punk and classic rock influences like the Kinks all delivered with gleeful bitterness.



Great comeback for Red Kross with some of the best songs they’ve done in years.  Not as consistent across the entire album as the two albums I had at number one and two but the highlights are sensational.


4.    Father John Misty -FEAR FUN

Former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman performing under the moniker Father John Misty crafted a strange musical feast that  sounded more like a cross between The Beatles, The Grateful Dead and late 70’s pop crooners than Fleet Foxes. Contained one of the year’s best indie singles, “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”.


5.    Mark Lanegan Band  – BLUES FUNERAL

Former Screaming Trees frontman delivers another dark, muscular record of swamp blues and hard rock.  His deep resonant voice has never sounded better and this album contains some of his best songs of recent times.


6.    Bob Dylan –  TEMPEST

The master continues his fine run of form since his renaissance with ‘97’s “Time Out of Mind”.  These days his shredded voice is such a monstrous growl that it makes most death metal singers sound like Vienna Choirboys but his darkly humorous songs seem to suit this death rattle voice.


7.    Tame Impala -LONERISM

The best Aussie album of the year.  This record took the mid-60’s Beatles-style psychedelic template of their debut “Innerspeaker” and blew it up into a full blown sonic acid trip.  Track for track the songs weren’t as tuneful and assured as those on “Innerspeaker” but it contained some terrific numbers and some fascination experimentation.


8.    The Men -OPEN YOUR HEART

Mostly instrumental rather than regular songs but contains some terrific hard rock and punk.


9.    Devin -ROMANCING

Devin looked like some sort of coiffured pop idol but he channelled the early rock’n’roll spirit of Elvis and Gene Vincent into this chaotically energetic record.


10. Django Django -DJANGO DJANGO

Maybe overpraised by some but this ambitious, atmospheric record from the young Brits contained a fascinating mix of musical styles and strong pop song writing.

What’s on Built For Speed, Friday 21st September 2012

This week on Built For Speed we step away from the art house reviews and provide our consumer guide to the school holiday movies: Madagascar 3, Diary of a wimpy kid and (for gore loving teens) Bait 3D.  It’s also time for a Built For Speed classic album and this month it’s Neil Young’s 1970 masterpiece After the Goldrush.  There’s also plenty of new music from The Vaccines, Red Kross and Band of Horses.  Don’t forget our regular preview of upcoming gigs and TV.  Check out Built For Speed, Friday 8-10pm on 88.3 Southern FM.

What’s on Built For Speed, Friday 31st August 2012

Hopefully the masses survived the trauma of a week without Built For Speed but fear not we’re back this Friday with a packed show.  It’s classic album time once again and with Lee Renaldo and Thurston Moore soon to be in town for the Melbourne festival, our August album is Sonic Youth’s 1990 breakthrough masterpiece Goo.  There’s also plenty of new releases from Jack White, Red Kross, Patti Smith and many more.  We also review one of the most anticipated action films of the year The Bourne Legacy and on a slightly different note, rom com Hope Springs.  Don’t forget our regular preview of gigs and TV for the week.  Check out Built For Speed, Friday 8-10pm on 88.3 Southern FM.