Top 10s From Fenny And Jim Of On The Wire

Louder Than War’s tribute to BBC Radio’s On The Wire programme continues with Top 10 listings from both Michael Fenton (above right) and Jim Ingham (above left). With presenter, Steve Barker they currently make up the team of the show.

Paul Scott-Bates continues his On The Wire jamboree with Top 10 listings from both Jim and Fenny.

Jim’s Top 10 Tracks Of All Time

  • Negativland – Michael Jackson – SST

  • Arcane Device – Engine of Myth – Recommended
  • Producers For Bob – Discarnate Women (Coldcut’s Out-Of-Body Mix)
  • Mr Fingers – Slam Dance – Chill Out
  • Keith LeBlanc – Major Malfunction – World Records

  • Mrs Cakehead – Stealin’ in the name of the Lord – OTW Recordings
  • Jeanne Moreau – Un entretien avec Jeanne Moreau (From Brussels with Love) – Les Disques Du Crépuscule
  • Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Moonlight on Vermont – Straight

  • Cuckold Brothers – OGC NICE, Derniere Monee au Ray – CDR
  • Rhythim is Rhythim – Icon (original mix) – Transmat


Fenny’s Top 10 Albums

  • Kinks – Kinks – Pye 1964
  • Incredible String Band – The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – Elektra 1968
  • Big Youth – Dread Locks Dread – Klik 1975

  • Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown – Message 1976
  • I Roy – Musical Shark Attack – Channel One 1976
  • Notsensibles – Instant Classic – Snotty Snail 1980

  • Dick Gaughan – A Handful of Earth – Topic 1981
  • Singers & Players – Leaps & Bounds – On-U Sound 1984
  • The Pogues – Best of the Pogues – Pogue Music 1991
  • The Low Anthem – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin – Bella Union 2008



The On The Wire blog is here.

Fenny has a flickr site here.

All words by Paul Scott-Bates. More of Paul’s writing on Louder Than War can be found here. Paul’s website is hiapop Blog. Paul is working hard to save Radio Lancashire’s On The Wire, the BBCs longest running alternative music programme. Follow him on twitter as @saveonthewire for all On The Wire news or follow hiapop Blog on Twitter, @hiapop.

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