Left Of The Dial “The Thin Blue Rain That Falls All Around”

Written by on November 13, 2018

Welcome back to the program, the first episode since Desert Daze allowed me to report for their festival. This week has some extra emphasis on chill Trip-Hop flavoured songs (“Any Day Now” by Elbow “6 Underground” by Sneaker Pimps, and Art-Pop influenced song from New Radicals “I Hope I Didn’t Just Give Away The Ending” which celebrated its’ 20th anniversary this week), along with some light acoustic strumming from our favorite Allman Brother, a few classic Punk fueled ditties from the likes of Stiff Little Fingers, garage rock Proto-Punkers The Groundhogs and a hearty rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Livin’ For The City” from The Dirtbombs, some modern blood from Southern Rock revivalists Rival Sons and some other great numbers by famed bands who have even more to offer than you may realize (Blondie, Scorpions, Radiohead)


Buckle in and disengage, you’re listening to Left of the Dial


Enjoy the program? Stream every song featured on the Left of the Dial program in the playlist linked below.


Read Chris-R’s extensive write-up on the best up and coming bands from Desert Daze festival

Desert Daze 2018: Fuzz-Boxes and Freakshows


And stream last week’s LotD episode below

Left of the Dial: “In Olive Garden Da Vida”






  • Any Day Now
    "Asleep In The Back" (2001)
  • Little Martha
    The Allman Brothers Band
    "Eat a Peach" (1972)
  • Tin Soldiers
    Stiff Little Fingers
    "Nobody's Heroes" (1980)
  • Open My Eyes
    Rival Sons
    "Great Western Valkyrie" (2014)
  • Livin' For The City
    The Dirtbombs
    "Ultraglide In Black" (2001)
  • I Hope I Didn't Just Give Away The Ending
    New Radicals
    "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" (1998)
  • Rapture
    "Autoamerican" (1980)
  • Cherry Red
    The Groundhogs
    "Split" (1971)
  • 6 Underground
    Sneaker Pimps
    "Becoming X" (1996)
  • Where I End And You Begin
    "Hail To The Thief" (2005)
  • Holiday
    "Lovedrive" (1979)

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