Old Grey Whistle Test - Easy Riders
The Old Grey Whistle Test - broadcast on BBC between 1971 and 1987 - was one of most cherished of all music television programmes.
These 3CD collections make up three initial collections showcasing some of the incredible talent that graced the well-loved music programme. Cherry Bombs looks at the new wave and post-punk recordings of the show, Easy Riders features some of the original recordings of classic rock as the show evolved in the late 70s, while Jetboys and Ladytrons captures some of the less unconventional art rock and soul. There's some you remember well, some left field choices, and some you may have long forgotten. All in all, it evokes just how the show adapted to the changing time, offering a compelling history of the time.