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Playlist for Off The Record – 8 May 2021
  • Push Push (LP: Push Push)Herbie Mann
  • Revolutionary LoveAni DiFranco
  • Ohh ChildMerry Clayton
  • Ode To A Nightingale (She Walks In Beauty)Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis
  • Agnostic Preacher's Lament (First Agnostic Church of Hope & Wonder)Todd Snider
  • Sun's Coming (In A Room Full of Blood With A Sleeping Tiger)Bob Schneider
  • Sooner Than You Learn (Single)Starlight Cleaning Company
  • Treacherous Waters (Changing Faces)Deep Dark Woods
  • When The Saints Rise Out Of Their Graves (Serpent's Tears EP)Richard Thompson
  • Love Special Delivery (Native Sons)Los Lobos
  • Time Will Show The Wiser (Fairport Convention)Fairport Convention
  • Bush Hog 1 (Fire It Up)Steve Cropper
  • Need Your Love So BadPeter Green & Dave Gilmour
  • She's About A Mover (Vol.2) (Featuring Alvin Youngblood Hart)New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers
  • Going Down South (Delta Kream)Black Keys
  • John Lennon, Beat Farmers, Dusty SpringfieldCELLAR OF SOUND
  • Mother (Ascot CD1)John Lennon
  • Bigger Stones (Tales of The New West, 1985)Beat Farmers
  • Big Ugly Wheels - Live (Bonus Disc)Beat Farmers
  • Bad Case of The Blues (Complete Atlantic Singles)Dusty Springfield
  • Haunted (Complete Atlantic Singles)Dusty Springfield
  • Windmills of Your Mind (Surrounded by Time)Tom Jones
  • 24 Frames (Live At The Macon Auditorium, 2016)Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  • You Wreck Me (Finding Wildflowers)Tom Petty
  • BeeswingRichard Thompson
  • It's Alright Ma, It's Only WitchcraftFairport Convention
  • Matty Groves (Leige & Lief)Fairport Convention
  • A Sailor's Life (Unhalfbricking)Fairport Convention
  • The Streets In Between (City's Calling Me)Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

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.

Brian is the Founding & Editor of Rhythms Magazine (which he founded in 1992). You can visit the magazine at and read about what Brian is up to outside Triple R.



Each April/May there is an Off The Record trip to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. What could be better than travelling to the world's best music festival and enjoying music with like-minded people? The 2019 tour to Jazz Fest is BOOKED OUT. If you wish to go on the 2020 tour please email your interest:

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