Program Schedule

Download PDF Version
On Air : Listen
Alternative Frequencies
Check out the online media archive

Alphabet Street – Z – Zombies

Thursday 24th July / presented by Adam Trainer Peter Barr

Easy as 123 as we alphabetically roll

Z is for Zombies,  The Zombies.  Though they may not have won them so much fame at the time, have become an enduring example of the  British psychedelic boom of the 1960's.  Their style was innovative for its mixing of trippy melodies, ornate choruses, subtle mellotron with a solid hard rock base.

Relearn your school rhymes

A is for Arab Strap, the Scottish Noise Rockers…

B is for Bootsy Collins, the Master of Funk…

C is for Neneh Cherry, the Rapper/Songwriter/Collaborator …

D is for Don Caballero, the polyrythmic Math rockers…

E is for Esquivel, the King of space-age pop…

F is for Fridge, a versatile group from Putney…

G is for Goldie, the Mastermind of Jungle and Drum n Bass..

H is for Herbie Hancock, an innovator of Jazz and Popular Music…

I is for Lia Ices, a sweet songstress with a sky high vocal range…

J is for Calvin Johnson, underground pop music alumni, guitarist, vocalist and producer…

K is for King Crimson, the behemoths of Progressive Rock.

L is for Bettye LaVette, the Grandma Moses of Soul.

M is for MF Doom, a mystery in a mask.

N is for Neu!, motorik masters.

O is for Os Mutantes, Brazilian psych rockers involved with waves of social change.

P is for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, a reggae musician and producer who’s worked with many of the greats with colourful eclectic fashion fufilled by the Rastafari.

Q is for Qbert, one of the world’s most influentioal Dj’s.

R is for Arthur Russell, American music extraordinaire.

S is for Sun Ra, A prolific jazz composer known for his ‘cosmic philosophy’.

T is for Talk Talk, british lads who transitioned from new wave to post rock.

U is for Ulver, A Norwegian experimental group influenced by Norwegian Folk Tales and inspired by Baroque poets.

V is for Laura Veirs, a folk-infused songwriter from America.

W is for Scott Walker, with his baritone voice and from pop ballads to the avante-garde.

X is for X, the band of Los Angeles angels who were a part of the first wave of punk, and renowned for their contribution to LA music & culture.

Y is for Yo La Tengo, masters of staying power, beautifully atmosphereic pretty melodic muisc and jams.

Z is for The Zombies, an enduring example of the  British psychedelic boom mixing trippy melodies, ornate choruses, subtle mellotron with a solid hard rock base.

Tags In This Story

All live musical performances are included in our podcasts with the express permission of artists, who reserve all other rights in their music. All music used in our podcasts is licensed under an APRA Community Broadcasting license agreement.

Latest Stories

RIP Mars Opportunity Rover

Tuesday 19th February

RIP Mars Opportunity Rover

Outliving it’s predicted three-month life expectancy to a whopping 15 years instead, The Mars Opportunity Rover […]

A Mind on Fire – The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

Tuesday 19th February

A Mind on Fire – The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

We’ve been hearing from guests that’ll be at the upcoming Perth Festival Writers Week. Earlier this […]

PREMIERE: Chip Hazard – ‘Mvmnt I’

Tuesday 19th February

PREMIERE: Chip Hazard – ‘Mvmnt I’

Kicking around with a number of groups including Superego and Ruby May as well as pursuing his solo endeavours, Perth musician […]

Taking Care of Business: exposure kills

Monday 18th February

Taking Care of Business: exposure kills

Everyone working in a creative industry has probably been asked to supply their craft in exchange […]

Meet A. J. Betts

Monday 18th February

Meet A. J. Betts

In the lead up to the Perth Festival Writers Week, we’re hearing from some of the […]

Steven Hensby back at RTRFM

Monday 18th February

Steven Hensby back at RTRFM

Musician extraordinaire Steven Hensby, member of Some Like It Yacht and Steven Hensby Band, joined RTRFM’s […]

It’s a Homegrown Duo

Monday 18th February

It’s a Homegrown Duo

Perth duo Otiuh visit the RTRFM studio to promote their new single release ‘Move’ and chat […]

Darcy Baylis RTRFM playlist

Monday 18th February

Darcy Baylis RTRFM playlist

Melbourne-based artist Darcy Baylis whilst in Perth swung by RTRFM studios for a mix set and […]