Setlists

Now That’s What I Call Music 1980-1989
Now Music 2016
I am an administrator for the Now That’s What I Call Music: 1980 – 1989 Facebook group. A regular Dublin club night developed from this page and I am one of the regular DJs. Here are my setlists:

Friday 24 January 2020, The Grand Social (2nd set, 9.15 – 10.15pm plus later mini-set)
SET 1
Cry Before Dawn – Girl In The Ghetto (Remix)
Cocteau Twins – Carolyn’s Fingers
Red Box – Chenko (Original 1983 7″)
Wire – Kidney Bingos
The Fall – Victoria
Elvis Costello – Veronica
Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth (7″ Mix)
Camper Van Beethoven – Take The Skinheads Bowling
They Might Be Giants – Ana Ng
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Everything But The Girl – Night And Day
Billy Bragg – A New England
The Housemartins – Think For A Minute (Single Version)
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The Beautiful South – You Keep It All In
Aztec Camera – Pillar To Post (7″ Version)
Prefab Sprout – Don’t Sing
The Go-Betweens – Bye Bye Pride
Style Council – A Solid Bond In Your Heart
The Blades – The Last Man In Europe
Microdisney – Town To Town

SET 2
Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners – Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
JoBoxers – Boxerbeat
The Primitives – Crash
The Undertones – My Perfect Cousin
New Order – Temptation (Indie Scene Mix)

Friday 8 June 2018, The Grand Social (2nd set, 9.00 – 10.00pm)
Intro: Dance Of The Knights
Morrissey – Interesting Drug
Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child
Big Country – Fields Of Fire
Sinead O’Connor – Mandinka
Level 42 – Running In The Family (7″ Edit)
Harry Enfield – Loadsamoney (Doin’ Up The House)
Mirage – Jack Mix II (7″ Version)
Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock – Get On The Dancefloor (Single Edit)
Raze – Break 4 Love (7″ Edit)
Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You (The Gee St Reconstruction)
Mel and Kim – That’s The Way It Is
Communards – You Are My World ’87
Gary Numan – Cars (E Reg Mix)
Propaganda – Dr Mabuse (A Paranoid Fantasy)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Carnage)
808 State – Pacific 707

Friday 5 January 2018, The Grand Social (4th set, 11.00pm – 12.00am)
Dennis Waterman – I Could Be So Good For You
Bad Manners – Lip Up Fatty
The Specials – Rat Race
The Damned – Eloise
Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust
The Cure – The Caterpillar
New Musik – Living By Numbers
Generation X – Dancing With Myself (7” Version)
The B-52s – Private Idaho
The Go-Gos – We Got The Beat
Stray Cats – Rock This Town
Kirsty MacColl – There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis
Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild In The Country
Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
Mari Wilson – Just What I Always Wanted
Toto Coelo – I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)
Modern English – I Melt With You
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts

Friday 3 February 2017, East Side Tavern (2nd set, 9.30 – 10.30pm)
Meco – Empire Strikes Back (Medley) (7″ Single Version)
Ofra Haza – Im Nin’Alu
Echo and The Bunnymen – The Cutter
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Spellbound
U2 – Two Hearts Beat As One (USA Remix)
Jesus and Mary Chain – Sidewalking
INXS – Need You Tonight
Pretenders – Don’t Get Me Wrong
George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True (7″ Edit)
Prince – Alphabet St. (7″ Edit)
Jermaine Stewart – Get Lucky
Five Star – The Slightest Touch (Shep Pettibone 7″ Mix)
Bros – I Owe You Nothing (Single Version)
Pet Shop Boys – Heart (Single Remix)
Erasure – Stop (Cold Ending)
Wham! – The Edge Of Heaven

Friday 24 June 2016, The Grand Social (3rd set, 10.30 – 11.30pm)
Human League – Get Carter
Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers
Imagination – Body Talk (Vocal)
Hot Chocolate – No Doubt About It
Level 42 – Starchild (Remix)
UB40 – Food For Thought
Specials – Guns Of Navarone
Dexys Midnight Runners – Show Me
Madness – Our House (Special Remix – Extended Dance Version)
The Clash – The Magnificent Seven (Edit)
Style Council – Speak Like A Child
David Bowie – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (7″ Edit)
Prince – Little Red Corvette
Slingshot – Do It Again medley with Billie Jean
Philip Bailey and Phil Collins – Easy Lover (Single Mix)
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Dear Prudence

Saturday 26 March 2016, Sweeney’s (1st set, 8.30 – 9.30pm)
The James Taylor Quartet – Blow Up
The Fall – There’s A Ghost In My House
Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy
Dusty Springfield – In Private
Eighth Wonder – I’m Not Scared
Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind (Remix)
The KLF – Kylie Said To Jason (7″ Edit)
Style Council – Promised Land (Radio Edit)
Jack ‘N’ Chill – The Jack That House Built
Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid (Radio Edit)
The Beloved – The Sun Rising
Morrissey – The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
James – Come Home (Rough Trade 1989)
Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (MacColl Mix)
Stone Roses – Fools Gold 4:15
The Sundays – Can’t Be Sure

Saturday 20 February 2016, Sweeney’s (2nd set, 9.30 – 10.30pm plus later mini-set)
SET 1
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Radio Prague
Human League – Being Boiled (1982 Stereo Remix)
John Foxx – Underpass
Gary Numan – We Are Glass
Depeche Mode – Photographic
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Happy House
The Cure – The Walk
Adam and The Ants – Dog Eat Dog
Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (7″ Mix)
Rock Steady Crew – (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew (Single Version)
Freeez – I.O.U. (Single Version)
Shannon – Let The Music Play (Radio Mix)
Prince – Dirty Mind (7″ Edit)
Madonna – Everybody
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Extended Version)

SET 2
Squeeze – Squabs On Forty Fab
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone Remix)

Saturday 12 December 2015, Sweeney’s (3rd set, 10.30 – 11.30pm plus later mini-set)
SET 1
ABC – The Look Of Love (Part 4)
It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home
Bronski Beat – Why
Soft Cell – Soul Inside
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (7″ Mix)
Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine
Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine
Gary Byrd and The GB Experience – The Crown (7″ Edit)
Evelyn Thomas – High Energy (7″ Mix)
Alexander O’Neal – Criticize (Single Version)
Timex Social Club – Rumors (7″ Mix)
Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – Love Can’t Turn Around (7″ Edit)
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – Jack Your Body (Edit)
Beatmasters with Merlin – Who’s In The House (7″ Version)
Robert Howard and Kym Mazelle – Wait (Short)
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Single Edit)
Kylie Minogue – Hand On Your Heart
Pet Shop Boys – It’s Alright (7″ Remix)

SET 2
Duran Duran – Planet Earth
Visage – Fade To Grey
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Wham! – Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (7″ Mix)

B-Music
B-Music Dublin
The Dublin offshoot of B-Music had a club night from November 2008 to March 2012. I was a regular DJ for the entire duration at both venues, The Thomas House and The Workman’s Club.

Friday 2 March 2012, The Workman’s Club
Set 1
I Ribelli – La Follia (45)
Status Quo – Pictures Of Matchstick Men (45)
Kraftwerk – Mini Calculator (45)
André Brasseur – Saturnus (45)
Mohawks – The Champ (45)
Les Problems – Pop Jerk (45)
Jacques Dutronc – Le Responsable (45)
Neu! – Super (45)
Barry and The Giants – Voodoo Lady Love (45)

Set 2
Los Salvajes – Soy Asi (45)
Chicago – I’m A Man Part 1 (45)
Frog – Living Dead (45)
Zen – Hair (45)
Rod Hunter – Popcorn (45)

Friday 2 December 2011, The Workman’s Club
Set 1
Patrick Abriel – Slag Machine (45)
I Ribelli – La Follia (45)
The Gun – Race With The Devil (45)
Jacques Dutronc – Le Responsable (45)
Monty – J’ai Traverse L’Enfer (45)
Spencer Davis Group – Let The Sunshine In (45)
André Brasseur – Saturnus (45)
Mohawks – The Champ (45)
Sammy Davis Jr. – John Shaft (45)
Sakkarin – Sugar Sugar (45)
Status Quo – Pictures Of Matchstick Men (45)
The Move – I Can Hear The Grass Grow (45)
Nirvana – Rainbow Chaser (45)
Dudley Moore – Bedazzled Main Title (LP)
Los Salvajes – Soy Asi (45)
Neu! – Super (45)

Set 2
Careme – L’insatisfait (LP)
Maria Sandra – Patropi (45)
Standells – Dirty Water (45)
Ananda Shankar – Jumping Jack Flash (LP)
Lalo Schifrin – Bullitt (45)
Barry and The Giants – Voodoo Lady Love (45)
Zen – Hair (45)
Traffic – Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush (45)
Frog – Living Dead (45)
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity – Break It Up (45)
Taghit – Brown Sugar (LP)
Voyage – Big Whale (45)
Les Problems – Pop Jerk (45)
Ananda Shankar – Light My Fire (LP)

Friday 7 October 2011, The Workman’s Club
Set 1
Gaslamp Killer – Finders Keepers Megamix (45)
Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine (LP)
Pink Floyd – See Emily Play (LP)
Pentangle – Light Flight (45)
The McCoys – Fever (45)
Moon Wiring Club and Belbury Poly – The Young People (45)
Maria Sandra – Patropi (45)
Troggs – Maybe The Madman? (45)
Tandy Love – Indian Zone Drum Killer Inc (LP)
Anagram Jam – Anagram Jam (45)

Set 2
Noor Jehan – I Am Very Sorry (45)
Nazir Ali feat. Nahid Aktar – Society Girl (LP)
Nilsmen – Sand Step (45)
Candlewick Green – Who Do You Think You Are? (45)
Hugo Montenegro – Touch Me (LP)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Fire (45)
Thin Lizzy – Black Boys On The Corner (45)
Sweathog – Hallelujah (45)
Hot Butter – Popcorn (45)
Hugo Montenegro – Dizzy (LP)
Sakkarin – Sugar Sugar (45)
Sammy Davis Jr. – John Shaft (LP)

Set 3
Frog – Living Dead (45)
Yamasukis – Yamasuki (45)
Omega Redstar – Egy Lany Nem Ment Haza (LP)
Trini Lopez – Sunshine Superman / Cry Like A Baby (LP)
Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary (LP)
Syd Dale – Marching There And Back (45)
M Ashraf feat. Ahmed Rushdi – Dama Dam Mast Qualandar (LP)
East of Eden – Jig-A-Jig (45)
Twinkranes – Fuzz Nor Feedback (LP)

Friday 3 June 2011, The Workman’s Club
Set 1
Pentangle – Light Flight (45)
Chris Hodge – We’re On Our Way (45)
James Last – Soul March (45)
Loose Ends – Taxman (45)
The McCoys – Fever (45)
Pretty Things – Defecting Grey (LP)
Roundtable – Saturday Gigue (45)
Ennio Morricone – Guerra e Pace, Pollo e Brace (LP)
Yamasukis – Yamasuki (45)
Soreng Santi – Iron Man (45)
Them – Gloria (LP)
Kartune Kapers – Knock On Wood (45)
Hot Butter – Popcorn (45)
The Nils Men – The Sand Step (45)
Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary (LP)
Maria Sandra – Patropi (45)

Set 2
Thin Lizzy – Black Boys On The Corner (45)
Sweathog – Hallelujah (45)
Paul Jones – Aquarius (45)
Anagram Jam – Anagram Jam (45)
Sakkarin – Sugar, Sugar (45)
Trini Lopez – Sunshine Superman / Cry Like A Baby (LP)
Syd Dale – Marching There And Back (45)
Beatstalkers – Bassline (45)
Candlewick Green – Who Do You Think You Are? (45)
East Of Eden – Jig A Jig (45)
Chris Andrews – To Whom It Concerns (45)
Wencke Myhre – Jagarlatein (45)
Kenny Everett – Nice Time (45)
Aphrodite’s Child – End Of The World (45)

Friday 7 January 2011, The Workman’s Club
Set 1
Chris Farlowe and Dave Greenslade – Gangsters (LP)
Moon Wiring Club and Belbury Poly – The Young People (45)
Boards Of Canada – Smokes Quantity (LP)
Roger Webb Orchestra – Hammer House Of Horror (45)
Ray Davies and The Button Down Brass – Theme From The Exorcist (LP)
Pierre Raph – Gilda and Gunshots (45)
Anagram Jam – Anagram Jam (45)
Roger Whittaker – Festival (LP)
Harry Roche Constellation – Spiral (LP)

Set 2
Manfred Mann Chapter Three – One Way Glass (LP)
Balsara and His Singing Sitars – Do Re Mi (LP)
Ventures – Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In (LP)
Brian Bennett – Soul Mission (LP)
Carol Grimes and Delivery – Homemade Ruin (45)
Pierre Henry and Michel Colombier – Psyche Rock (LP)
Add N To (X) – Revenge Of The Black Regent (LP)
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M. Ashraf feat. Ahmed Rushdi – Dama Dam Mast Qualander (10″)
Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier – La Horse (45)
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Syd Dale – Marching There and Back (45)
Kenny Everett – Nice Time (45)
East Of Eden – Jig A Jig (45)

Friday 30 July 2010, The Thomas House
Belbury Poly and Moon Wiring Club – The Young People (45)
Kraftwerk – Tour De France (45)
Hot Butter – Percolator (45)
Add N To (X) – Plug Me In (45)
The Mike Post Coalition – Bubblegum Breakthrough (LP)
Alan Bown – The Rockford Files (45)
Susan Christie – Paint A Lady (45)

Friday 25 June 2010, The Thomas House
Set 1
Toussaint McCall – Shimmy (45)
Roundtable – Saturday Gigue (45)
Jonathan King – Round, Round (45)
Big Jim Sullivan – Tallyman (LP)
Johnny Harris – Paint It Black (LP)
Percy Faith – Fifth Movement: Tubular Bells (45)

Set 2
Traffic – Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush (LP)
Doris – Did You Give The World Some Love Today (LP)
Pretty Things – Walking Through My Dreams (LP)
Super Furry Animals – Ysbeidiau Heulog (45)
Soreng Santi – Iron Man (45)
Plastic Bertrand – Pogo Pogo (45)
James Last – Let The Sunshine In (LP)
Kenny Everett – Nice Time (45)
Stereolab – French Disko (10″)

28 May 2010, The Thomas House
Tafo Brothers – Tere Siwa Dunya Men (LP)
Roy Wood – Bengal Jig (45)
Mehrpouya – Soul Raga (45)
Eddie Warner – Brutus Drums (45)
Gabor Szabo and The California Dreamers – White Rabbit (LP)
James Last – Easy Livin’ / Coming Closer / Popcorn (LP)
Mort Garson – Hair (LP)
Mandingo – Chant (LP)
Paul Piot and Paul Giot – Amour, Vacances Et Baroque (LP)
Ray Davies and The Button Down Brass – The Magician (LP)
Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier – La Horse (45)
Soreng Santi – Iron Man (45)
Super Furry Animals – God! Show Me Magic (45)
United States Of America – Coming Down (LP)
Sandie Shaw – Sympathy For The Devil (LP)
Dusty Springfield – Soul Power (LP)
Kenny Everett – Nice Time (45)
Jean-Jacques Perrey and Air – Cosmic Bird (LP)
David Essex – Rock On (LP)

Setlists from before May 2010 seem to be lost.

Paul turns 40
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My 40th was held at The Central Hotel, Dublin in 2012. Here’s what I played:

Ron Grainer – Tales Of The Unexpected Theme
Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
Simple Minds – I Travel
Big Country – In A Big Country
Rolling Stones – Miss You
The Cure – Killing An Arab
Grandmaster Flash – The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on The Wheels of Steel
Public Enemy – Fight The Power
Primal Scream – Loaded
The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing
B-52s – Rock Lobster
Bearsuit – Itsuko Got Married
Breeders – Cannonball
Wedding Present – Kennedy
Boo Radleys – Lazarus
Jesus and Mary Chain – Never Understand
Cornershop – England’s Dreaming
My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Carnage)
The Blades – The Last Man In Europe
Aphex Twin – Girl / Boy Song

’80s Disco at New Ross Rugby Club
This was originally scheduled for 4 December 2010 but was postponed due to severe snowfalls. It eventually took place on 22 January 2011 with all proceeds donated to New Ross Community Hospital. I was behind the decks for the whole night. Here’s my setlist – note there were two slow sets:

Paul Hardcastle – 19
Killing Joke – Eighties
David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes
Martha and The Muffins – Echo Beach
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions – Perfect Skin
Blondie – Rapture
Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good
Toto – Africa
Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – Male Stripper
Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
J Geils Band – Centrefold
Karel Fialka – Hey Matthew
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie
Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
Madonna – Into The Groove
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
Prince – U Got The Look
Stars On 45 – Stars On 45 Medley
Dollar – Mirror, Mirror
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
Visage – Fade To Grey
Heaven 17 – Temptation
A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (I Had A Photograph Of You)
Madness – Baggy Trousers
Specials – Too Much Too Young
New Order – Blue Monday
Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis
M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – Jack Your Body
Pet Shop Boys – Heart
Duran Duran – The Reflex
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Carnage)

Hazel O’Connor – Will You
INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (1987)

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
The Smiths – This Charming Man
The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You?
Big Country – In A Big Country
Adam and The Ants – Stand And Deliver
ABC – Poison Arrow
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
London Boys – Requiem
Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
Black Box – Ride On Time
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Guns ‘n’ Roses – Paradise City
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men

Bangles – Eternal Flame
Berlin – Take My Breath Away

Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
The Jam – Town Called Malice
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere
R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The Smiths – Panic
Madness – House Of Fun
A-Ha – Take On Me
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Pixies – Debaser
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Europe – The Final Countdown
Ram Jam – Black Betty
The Pogues and The Dubliners – The Irish Rover
Human League – Don’t You Want Me

National Anthem