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Phil and Simon present an idiosyncratic afternoon of music and entertainment, including:

3:04 pm Next Stop is Vietnam

Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008 is a collection of recordings documenting, in song, the story of the US involvement in Vietnam.

It was produced by Dr. Hugo Keesing, a psychologist and music historian, who spent parts of 1970 and 1971 teaching US troops in Vietnam.

The programme opens with two of the best-known anti-war songs, both written before America’s involvement in Vietnam had become a widespread public issue. What follows is a selection of songs, both for and against the war, that chart the course of its escalation.

The programme is presented as a sound collage prepared for Radio New Zealand National by Nick Bollinger and engineered by Jeremy Ansell.

Music played in this show

Matinee Idle ANZAC day edition... stay tuned for today's theme: ANZAC records to put on the pedastal of awesomeness!


12pm - 1pm

Bruce Springsteen

Every Day I Love You Less and Less
Kaiser Cheifs

My Love For Evermore
Hillbilly Moon Explosion

Short Shorts
The Royal Teens

He's My Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy
Little Pattie

Boom Boom
Desna Sisarich

Boom Shacka
Hopeton Lewis and His Cowboys

Hung Up Down

Lisa Gail Allred


1pm - 2pm


Smoke on the Water
Deep Purple, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin an the London Symphony Orchestra

Hollywood Bass Player
Josh Rouse

Take Your Leave
David Curtis

Better off With the Blues
Delbert McClinton and John Prine

In a Big Country
Big Country

Easy to Fall in Love
Paul McCartney

Rustle Your Bustle
Maria Dallas

Mink DeVille

Bang Goes the Knighthood
The Divine Comedy

Come Live with Me
Ray Charles


2pm - 3pm


Crazy Like a Fox

Smoke on the Water
Rolf Harris

Da Doo Ron Ron
Frank Alamo

Dancing in the Dark
Amy MacDonald

The Boxer
Bob Dylan

Rag Doll
The Four Seasons

Maggie Mae
Burton Cummings

Turn On Me
The Shins

Get Back

What's a Girl to Do
Bat for Lashes

You Better Believe it
Vintage Trouble

Papa Oom Mow Mow
The Rivingtons

Dear Friends


3pm - 4pm


What Do you Want From Life
The Tubes

I Came to Dance
Nils Lofgren


4pm - 5pm


The Puppini Sisters

L'Amour est L'Enfant de la Liberte

Join Together
Steve Allen

God Only Knows
Betty Everett

I Would Die 4 U
Mariachi El Bronx

Don't Do It
The Band

Baker Street
Ali Campbell

The Leisure Society

The Blacksmith

John, I'm Only Dancing
David Bowie