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Patti Smith talks about her forthcoming tour, politics, the environment and Bob Dylan. Opelousas perform live in the studio.

Playlist for Off The Record – 22 February 2020
  • Rockin' At Cosmo's/2120 South Michigan Avenue (Theme)Lee Allen & Rolling Stones
  • There’s A War Going On (Live At Bluesfest 1996, Recorded by Brian Wise with permission)Gil Scott-Heron & The Amnesia Express
  • The Other Side of Town (from Sam Doores)Sam Doores
  • I’m Gonna Get Over This Someday (from Logan Ledger)Logan Ledger
  • Somewhere In The Shadows (from Truckload of Sky: The Lost Songs of Rob Snarski Vol.1)Rob Snarski & Lenore Stephens
  • All That’s Left Is Farewell (from Just Like Moby Dick)Terry Allen with Shannon McNally & Charlie Sexton
  • Try (from Down To The River)Allman Betts Band
  • Bankrobber (The Clash) (from Mixtape Vol.1)Jesse Dayton
  • Only A Hobo (Dylan (from Gasoline Alley)Rod Stewart
  • Walk Don’t Run (1964)The Ventures
  • Sweet Marina (from El Dorado)Marcus King
  • PART 1Patti Smith INTERVIEW
  • Redondo Beach (from Horses)Patti Smith
  • People Have The Power (from Gone Again)Patti Smith
  • Beds Are Burning (Live, Dublin, June 2018)Patti Smith
  • I Wanna Know (from Daddy Rockin’: A Tribute to Nolan Strong & The Diablos)Lenny Kaye
  • Maw Maw (Live In The Studio)Kerri Simpson & Allison Ferrier
  • Third Jinx Blues (Single) - Launch February 28, Caravan Music ClubOpelousas
  • Meet Me In The Morning (Dylan) (Live In The Studio)Kerri Simpson & Allison Ferrier
  • PART 2Patti Smith INTERVIEW
  • With You, Without You (G.Harrison) (from Twelve)Patti Smith
  • Beneath The Southern CrossPatti Smith
  • Play With Fire (Jagger-Richards) (Live, San Sebastián, July 21, 2010)Patti Smith
  • Poem (from The Rolling Thunder Revue)Patti Smith
  • A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Nobel Prize Ceremony, 2016)Patti Smith
  • Cracking Up (N.Lowe) (from Labor of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe)Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Half A Boy and Half A Man (N.Lowe) (from Labor of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe)CC Chenier & Sleepy LaBeef

About this program

'More old-fashioned than ever before.' John Cooper Clarke 2007

'The older I get, the better I was!' Van Dyke Parks

A music program featuring a weekly special with news, interviews, reviews and regular local and overseas correspondents including Billy Pinnell.

Off The Record won the InPress Writers' Poll for Best Radio Program in Melbourne for 2011 and 2005 and was runner-up for 2006 and 2008!! Off The Record also won the PPCA Award for Excellence In Music Programming at the 2005 National Conference of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia for a Ry Cooder interview special about his album Chavez Ravine. The program was also a finalist in the category in 2012. A weekly one hour version of the program is broadcast on the satellite network of the CBAA to more than 45 stations across Australia.

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