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Calvin Johnson from Beat Happening plays his Formative Five.

Playlist for The Golden Age Of Piracy – 4 December 2019
  • FlashThe Hecks
  • StampedeWire
  • Twilight FurnitureThis Heat
  • DeliriousPrince
  • 31Soul Glo
  • XSystem of a Down
  • Jesus and ToriThe Number 12 Looks Like You
  • The Fever (Aye Aye)Death Grips
  • Get Up Get DownMick Jenkins
  • This is Not Who I Want to BeJoanna Sternberg
  • The KissJudee Sill
  • TroubleCat Stevens
  • He Calmed The OceanMahalia Jackson
  • You Got to DieBlind Willie McTell
  • Like a Monkey in a ZooDaniel Johnston
  • Indian SummerBeat Happening
  • Party TimeThe Heptones
  • Stay AwhileDusty Springfield
  • AnnaArthur Alexander
  • You're No GoodBetty Everett
  • EthiopiaAugustus Pablo
  • You Turn Me OnBeat Happening

About this program

Joins the dots between the new and the old, charting a course through the influences that shaped the sound of today's artists. Special guests share the songs that guided them to play the way they do, and provide a unique insight into the songwriting process for any music completist.

Choose a link below to see the playlists and Formative Fives of past guests