Desert Island Discs Archive

25 Aug 2008

Desert Island Discs: Life is Sweet, Maria McKee

Maria McKee is best known for being the lead singer of Lone Justice, an alt-country band of the 1980s that had a small hit with “Shelter.” McKee herself had a No. 1 single in the UK with
4 Aug 2008

Desert Island Discs: Calling Distance Stations, The Nines

Every so often, in a state of anxiety, I’ll wonder if, like oil, melodies are a finite resource and that we’ll soon run out of them. And judging from the lawsuits arising from hip-hop’s unauthorized uses of
27 Jul 2008

Desert Island Discs: Lifes Rich Pageant, R.E.M.

By 1986, the early 80s world of pop icons such as Duran Duran, Journey and Wham! were falling out of favor, and the new breed – Mr. Mister, Bon Jovi and Whitney Houston – already sounded tired