Monday, 19 December 2011

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Radio Show #69 "The New Merkins"

Listen to the show here
We played: Sparks - Get In The Swing. The War On Drugs - Baby Missiles. Attic Lights - Wendy. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Tigers. The Records - Hearts In Her Eyes. Christopher Rees - Sparks Flying. Rialto - Monday Morning 5:19. Fist - Lickity Split. Junior Senior - Shake Me Baby. The Arrows - Toughen Up. Gregg Allman - Little By Little. Linden - Brown Bird Singing. Donnie Fritts & Lucinda Williams - Breakfast In Bed. Gillian Welch - Honey Now. Adam Snyder - Two Moons. Radio Birdman - Do The Pop. The Saints - The Music Goes Round My Head. Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight - Up Above My Head. Jason Faulkner - Miss Understanding.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Buy Look at Life from Raves From The Grave

Look at Life now available to buy from Raves From The Grave in Frome. That's right - a proper CD in a proper record shop, imagine that.

Look At Life review from Shindig! magazine.

Nice review from the current issue of Shindig! Sorry for the poor quality scan, click the picture and you should be able to read it.

Friday, 18 November 2011

FromeFM News: FromeFM LIVE Lounge Sat 26th Nov at Rook Lane

FromeFM News: FromeFM LIVE Lounge Sat 26th Nov at Rook Lane: Click here to get your eTickets for the FromeFM Live Lounge gig featuring Papa Le Gal. It all takes place at Rook Lane Chapel on Nov 26th....

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Radio Show #68 "Woooooohhhh!

Can be heard here
The Tomkos - The Spook Twinkle - Terry The Jam - Ghosts Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Saturday Groovers Danny Hutton - Monster Shindig Ferlin Husky - The Drunken Driver The 5 Blobs - The Blob The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Across The Bridge The Bad Detectives - Clowns Gene Moss & The Monsters - I Want To Bite Your Hand Cliff Richard - Devil Woman Magazine - Shot By Both Sides Bunker Hill - Red Riding Hood & The Wolf Roy Clark - Spooky Movies Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London Howlin' Wolf - I Asked For Water {She Gave Me Gasoline} Wilco - Standing O The Ramones - Pet Cemetary Beck - Devil's Haircut Eileen Jewell - Rich Man's World Dickie Goodman - Dracula Drag

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Western Star Psychobilly Podcast

Get a preview of Lay-By On The Edge Of Town on the latest Western Star Psychobilly Podcast.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Buy stuff

Look At Life is now available to buy from our shop, alongside the rest of our back catalogue. All payments are via paypal and include shipping to anywhere in the world!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

'Look At Life" available now!


Our fourth album is finally here. "Look At Life" is available to buy direct from Western Star Records.

Here's the tracklist:
1. The Girl From Porton Down
2. Won't Do It Again
3. Run To The Sun
4. Lay-By On The Edge Of Town
5. (Bobby Fuller's Drinking) Gasoline
6. Cider safari
7. The Ballad Of Bono's Hat
8. Ton-Up Vicar
9. (She's Gonna Give Tom Jones Her) Room Key
10. Operators Are Standing By
11. The Curse Of Liberace's Tomb
12. The Dunmow Flitch
13. Fake Tan Sample Man
14. Clowns
15. Peroxide Baby
16. The Drummer owns The name
17. Big Dawg

The Car's The Star Compilation Out Now!

Available to buy now from Western Star Records.


Featuring all of these Bad Detectives hits:
'59 Pop
Bubble Car
Ford Capri
Cadillac Under My Christmas Tree

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Radio Show # 67 "Just Outside The Model Shop"

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Dave Berry - Don't Give Me No Lip Child
Johnny Burnette - Tear It Up
The Men They Couldn't Hang - Wishing Well
Edwyn Collins - Over The Hill
Sloan - The Answer Was You
Nick Heyward - Rollerblade
Girls - Honey Bunny
Jay Bennett - Replace You
Bette Davis - Whatever Happened To Baby Jane ?
Ral Donner - I Got Burned
Nick Cave - She Wants You
Julian Cope - Trampolene
Pugwash - Nice To Be Nice
Brinsley Schwarz - Surrender To The Rhythm
Joe Brown - Malt 'n' Barley Blues
Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck
The Cadets - I Want You
Danny & The Juniors - Back To The Hop
Emmy The Great - All Those Years Ago
Buddy Holly - Think It Over
Jonny - Witch Is Witch
Jerry Lee Lewis - High School Confidential

Thursday, 29 September 2011

FromeFM News: Vote for FromeFM to help us win £6000

FromeFM News: Vote for FromeFM to help us win £6000: Click http://communityforce.natw est.com/project/2135  and register to vote   Nat West Community Force is offering £6000 to community projec...

Sunday, 25 September 2011

FromeFM News: FM licence granted for FromeFM

FromeFM News: FM licence granted for FromeFM:   It gives us great pleasure to announce that OfCom’s licensing committee have decided to award a full 5 year FM broadcasting licence to Fro...

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Radio Show #66 "Amusingly Shaped Vegetables"

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Adam & The Ants - Ant Music
The Vibrators - Petrol
Dodgy - Melodies Haunt You
Missing Andy - Kings For The Weekend
The Frank & Walters - After All
The Red Button - Caught In The Middle
The Boo Radleys - It's Lulu
J. Geils Band - Hold Your Loving
The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
Teen Machine - Does Your Mother Know ?
The Senseless Things - Got It At The Del Mar
The Housemartins - Think For A Minute
JD McPherson - Northside Gal
The Rolling Stones - Around & Around
Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon - Blame It On The Pony Express
The Angels - {You Can't Take} My Boyfriend's Woody
The Funboy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
Little Feat - Willin'
Sam Cooke - Twisting The Night Away
Stag - Love Her Records
Super Furry Animals - God Show Me Magic

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Radio Show #65 "Salty Licks"

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The Creation - Tom Tom
Johnny Rivers - Mountain Of Love
My Morning Jacket - First Light
Velocity Girl - Sorry Again
Baldhead Growler - The Sausage
The Showstoppers - Ain't Nothin' But A Houseparty
Babe Shadow - Days Of Old
The Sails - Dogs
Fountains Of Wayne - A Dip In The Ocean
Barenaked Ladies - Jane
Etta James - Tough Lover
The Dials - Lonely Boy
Mama Rosin - Le Pistolet
Sultans Of Ping FC - Where's Me Jumper ?
UK Jones - Let Me Tell Ya
The High Dials - Teenage Love Made Me Insane
Wendell Austin - LSD
Sparks - The Girl From Germany
The Coral - Everybody's Talkin' (live)
The Wildhearts & Jason Ringenberg - One Less Heartache
Vic Reeves - Meals On Wheels

Monday, 8 August 2011

Buckfest 2011

Just confirmed we're playing at this years Buckfest on Sat 20th August. More(but not much more) details here

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Radio Show #64 "Topless Ballet"

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Hustler - Get Outa Me Ouse
Shelby - (Dance With The) Guitar Man
Los Lobos - Georgia Slop
The Honeydogs - Piece Of Cake
The Jayhawks - She Walks In So Many Ways
Sleeper - Inbetweener
The Coasters - Besame Mucho Pt1
The Incredible Vickers Brothers - Blues For Frankie Valli
John Shuttleworth - Austin Ambassador Y-Reg
Adam Faith - Cheryl's Going Home
The Bad Detectives - Won't Do It Again
The Primary 5 - Happy
The Revillos - Motorbike Beat
The Temptations - A'int Too Proud To Beg
Jean Wells - Have A Little Mercy
Super Deluxe - She Came On
Ulysses - Everybody's Strange
Billy Larkin - The Devil In Mrs Jones
Teenage Fanclub - Between Us
The Top Notes - Shake It Up Baby
Stereolab - French Disko

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Bad Detectives on Spotify

Here's everything we've released so far in one handy place. Still, it's not the same as having a CD is it?

Friday, 17 June 2011

Western Star Crime CD out Now!


Crime Don't Pay...OK! is out now on Western Star Records.

Featuring (count 'em) 5 Bad Detectives songs!

(Bobby Fuller's Drinking) Gasoline
Down In The Block
Crook In A suit
Won't Do It Again
True Crime

buy it here

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Radio Show #63 "Dorothy Cornerhouse"

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Klark Kent - Don't Care
These Animal Men - Speeeed King
George Thorogood - Get A Haircut
Imelda May - Eternity
Clive Dunn - Cleaning My Rifle & Dreaming Of You
Tiger - I'm An Animal
Dr John - Tipitina
Joe Cocker - I'll Cry Instead
Bread - Don't Shut Me Out
Johnny Darrell - Ruby,Don't Take Your Love To Town
Delta Maid - Spend A Little Time
Keith Moon - Don't Worry Baby
The Apricot - Soup D'Jour
The Rays - Silhouettes
The Bluetones - Solomon Bites The Worm
Cosmic Rough Riders - Sometime
The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
Fynnius Fogg - Roller Skating Baby
James Brown - I'll Go Crazy
Graham Parker & The Waco Brothers - See Willy Fly By

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Radio Show #62 "Custard Chucker"

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The Everly Brothers - The Price Of Love
Mark James - Suspicious Minds
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
Nathaniel Mayer & His Fabulous Twilights - The Village Of Love
Laura Cantrell - One By One
Susan Lynne - Don't Drag No More
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt18
Cast - Alright
Young The Giant - My Body
Hans Rotenberry & Brad Jones - A Likely Lad
Manfred Mann - Tired Of Trying,Bored With Lying,Scared Of Dying
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt19
The Wonder Stuff - It's Yer Money
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Let's Get Together {In Our Minds}
The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year
Catapult - Let Your Hair Hang Down
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
Mazes - Most Days
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt20
Rhythm Kings - Jitterbug Boogie
The Fondettes - The Beatles Are In Town
Ramouns - In My Room
Stevie Wonder - Light My Fire
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Get A Haircut

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Radio Show #61 "Pound-A-Dance"

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Jackie Wilson - Baby I Just Can't Help It
Larry Williams - Slow Down
(2 and a half minutes of silence where we forgot to turn the microphones on!)
Fountains Of Wayne - Hey Julie
Swan Dive - Camille
The Tweeds - I Need That Record
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 15
PJ Proby - Niki Hoeky
Joni Mitchell - Raised On Robbery
The Loves - Honey
Louis Armstrong - Millers Cave
Jook - Bish Bash Bosh
Las Pistolas - She'll Rock Your World
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 16
Ryan Adams - Goodnight Rose
The Agony Aunts - Me Being Maximum
Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds - Buzz With The Fuzz
Dodgy - Stand By Yourself
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 17
The Bad Detectives - {Bobby Fuller's Drinking} Gasolene
The Davenports - Love Is
Angel - Good Time Fanny

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Radio Show # 60 "Fair Trade Faggots"

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Lonnie Mack - From Me To You
Kristine Sparkle - Eight Days A Week
Hoyle Nix - A Big Ball's In Cowtown
Elvis Costello - Hi-Fidelity
Ron Sexsmith - Get In Line
Chris Montez - Some Kinda Fun
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 12
The Pogues - Sally Maclennane
The Loves - X's & O's
Hayes Carll - Another Like You
Hector - Wired Up
The Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache
Candie Payne - One More Chance
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 13
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Just Like Me
Jimmy Jukebox - Motorboat
David Bowie - Everything's Alright
The Magic Kids - Little Red Radio
The Scruffs - You're No Fun
The Rats - Turtle Dove
Terry Noland - There Was A Fungus Among Us
Codeine Velvet Club - Hollywood
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 14
The Holy Mackerel - Bitter Honey
Les Gam's - Attention! Accident [Sur L'Autoroute De L'Ouest][Shut Down]

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Radio Show #59 "Bombay Micks"

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The Swingin' Medallions - Double Shot Of My Baby's Love
The Shanes - Chris Craft No 9
The Decemberists - Down By The Water
Teenage Fanclub & Jad Fair - My Life Is Starting Over Again
The Long Ryders - I Want You Bad
Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 9
The Vaselines - Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam
Tommy Womack - Everything With You
Kelley Stoltz - Fire Escape
The Edsels - Rama Lama Ding Dong
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt10
Todd Snider & Jason Ringenberg - James Dean's Car
The Olivia Tremor Control - Jumping Fences
This Side Up - Book A Trip
Bandwagon - Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache
Chuck Prophet - Good Time Crowd
Gary Valentine - Tomorrow Belongs To You
Badfinger - No Matter What
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt leben
Girls At Our Best! - Getting Nowhere Fast
Jenny Lewis - See Fernando
The Young Veins - Take A Vacation
Little Richard - Slippin' & Slidin'

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Jarge Balsh


We are currently serialising "Jarge Balsh at the Frome Cheese Show" on the radio show. Read more about the books and and ther writer WM Jones on this blog.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Homes Under The Hammer

We forgot to say at the time, but the popular Bad Detectives song 'Who Cut Your Hair' was featured on the BBC1 show 'Homes Under The Hammer' recently. It was this episode, but it's not available to watch again now. We'll try to find the clip somewhere and post it.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Bad Detectives Radio Show #58 - "Semi-nude Night"


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Cliff Richard - I'm The Lonely One
Reel Big Fish - It's Not Easy {Pete's Dragon}
Jim Noir - Eanie Meany
Shonen Knife - Twist Barbie
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 5
Mojo Nixon & Jello Biafra - Love Me I'm A Liberal
Snuff - Soul Limbo
The Ramones - Somebody To Love
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your Television
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 6
Huey "Piano" Smith - Don't You Know Yockomo
Steve Earle - Guitar Town
Jonny - Continental
Dave Edmunds & Rockpile - What Did I Do Last Night?
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 7
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Clevor Trever
Jay & The Americans - Livin' Above Your Head
Tommy Womack - The Highways Coming
Aretha Franklin - The Weight
Jarge Balsh - At The Cheese Show Pt 8
Starry Eyed & Laughing - One Foot In The Boat
Super Furry Animals - Do Or Die
Blondie - Pretty Baby
Glen Campbell - 12 String Special

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Canvey Island Photos

Finally got around to putting up a few photos from our trip to Canvey Island last summer, lake a look here
                                 

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Radio Show # 57 "Rudolph Hucker's Christmas Box"

Hank Thompson - It's Christmas Everyday In Alaska
The Huntingtons - It's Always Christmas At My House
Max Bygraves - Jingle Bell Rock
Mae West - Put The Loot In The Boot Santa
...The Love Nut - It's Christmas Time So What
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Little Drummer Boy
Half Man Half Biscuit - Upon Westminster Bridge
The Figgs - Merry Christmas Girl
Barely Pink - Come On Christmas
The Bad Detectives - Cadillac Under My Christmas Tree
Los Straitjackets - Holiday Twist
Connie Francis - I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
Brendan Hanlon & The Bat Men - Christmas Party
The Chevelles - Come All Ye Faithful Surfer Girls
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Come On
The Surfaris - A Surfers Christmas List
Jeffery Foskett - Christmas Time Is Here
The Wellingtons - I Guess It's Christmas