Barry Gribble

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Barry was born in Redruth just in time for the rock’n’roll revolution to hit. Yes in those days it took a while for news of new fangled things like Elvis to reach Cornwall. There was no internet, only Jimmy Young with his recipes or The Light Programme on the BBC. He didn’t see a television until he was four years old.
Life was in black and white, shops closed early on Thursdays and boys wore shorts to school all year round. At some point, whilst having his nappy changed, Barry started grooving to Baby Love by The Supremes. As soon as he could talk he was asking for records, Rolf Harris’ Two Little Boys and Benny Hill’s Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) were early favourites. Then along came Slade, stomping, glitter and shouting, pure excitement. He worked his way back to The Beatles and Johnny Cash and was happy with the world of glam rock, Kenny doing the bump and The Arrows on TV until one glorious day, Cliff Richard couldn’t do Supersonic and was replaced by The Damned!

WALLOP, CRASH, THWACK, BANG!!!!!

The world changed in under three minutes. Her was music he could skateboard to. Skateboarding and punk arrived in his life in that order, and life would never be the same. Barry purchased every ‘punk’ record that he could find, from the pub rock roots of Eddie & The Hot Rods and The Stranglers to the pure pop joy of Buzzcocks and Blondie, his life took on a musical quest which continues to this day. And that quest is what he brings you on his show, Tunes To Help You Breathe More Easily. A quest for great music from Robert Johnson t to The Aphex Twin, from Bob Dylan to Can, from Los Angeles to Liverpool, Barry brings you music from the soul, leaping across genres and ignoring the rules.

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Previous Jobs

I made stockings. Really
I’ve done and do, Youth Work, teaching and have worked at the BBC at Radio Oxford and Berkshire. I have been a courier to make ends meet, done some teaching and have sold T-Shirts on the road with a variety of bands.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

After making sure that my family were comfortable I would probably help fund The Source and buy loads of records!

What would listeners be surprised to learn about you?

Although I’m Cornish and I skateboard, I’ve never surfed.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?

Stephen Fry, there’d be no danger of the conversation drying up would there?

What is your worst habit?

Turning every conversation into one about music probably.

Tell us about your first car

a black mini with the number plate BON 369 K. I wrote it off about a month after passing my test. A hedge came towards me at great speed.

Tell us about your first record

My Mum bought me Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris, but with my own money it was Golden Years by David Bowie and the reissue of Yesterday by The Beatles

Tell us about your first job

I put stockings on hot metal legs to get the creases in them.

What is your favourite food ?

The pasties from the Health Food shop in High Street Falmouth at the moment.

What is your favourite place around Falmouth / Penryn?

Overlooking the creek at Port Navas either early morning or at sunset, with my wife and daughter by my side.

What is your favourite band ?

Oh I’ve got about thirty, um ..... Primal Scream

What is your favourite TV show ?

Hmmm, I kind of like one off music documentaries really.

What is your favourite film ?

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

History

Member for
8 years 3 days

Presenters Playlists

These are the playlists produced by this presenter

Playlistsort icon Date Programme Details Comments
01/02/13 09/02/2013 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily DAVID BOWIE - SLOW BURN from Heathen THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - I LOVE ROCK 'N' ROLL from Munki...
01/08/2104 03/08/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily Hey there discerning music chums, hope you enjoyed the chat with the amazing Angela Young of...
02/11/12 04/11/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily SUN RA - OUT THERE A MINUTE from Out There A Minute R.L. BURNSIDE - GOIN' DOWN SOUTH from A Ass...
03/08/12 05/08/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily JIM FORD - HARLAN COUNTY from Harlan County SUICIDE - GHOST RIDER from Suicide BINARY - MODERN MAN...
04/05/2012 03/05/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily THE BEASTIE BOYS - NO SLEEP TIL BROOKLYN from Licensed To Ill THE BEASTIE BOYS -  ... 1
04/07/2014 07/07/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily This week I came at you all drudes and drudesses with these corkers! WARPAINT - KEEP IT HEATLHY...
05/04/13 06/04/2013 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily JULIAN COPE - PEGGY SUICIDE IS A JUNKIE from You Got A Problem With Me BOB DYLAN - POSITIVELY 4TH...
05/09/2014 08/09/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily
05/10/12 08/10/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily THE FLAMING LIPS - TURN IT ON from Transmissions From The Satellite Heart P.I.L. - HUMAN from This...
06/02/15 06/02/2015 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily hopefully I delighted your delicate listening organs with these little ditties last evening. If...
06/07/12 06/07/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS - BHINDI BHAGEE from Global A Go Go ONE EYED WAYNE - IN THE SHADOW...
07/09/12 08/09/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily BILLY BRAGG - MR LOVE AND JUSTICE from Mr Love And Justice P.I.L. - DEEPER WATER from This Is ...
07/12/12 10/12/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily SEX PISTOLS - ANARCHY IN THE UK single THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - WAITING FOR THE MAN from The...
08/02/13 09/02/2013 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily BECK - SISSYNECK from Odelay SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE - THANK YOU FOR TALKING TO ME AFRICA from...
08/08/2014 11/08/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily Woah kiddies, still sweating from dancing like a dead fly? I know I am! That's cos I played you...
09/01/15 09/01/2015 Tunes To Help You Breathe More Easily Playlist STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – SUSPECT DEVICE single MONTROSE – SPASE STATION 5 from Montrose DAVID BOWIE...
09/11/12 12/11/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily AMON DUUL 2 - BURNING SISTER from Yeti IGGY AND THE STOOGES - I'M SICK OF YOU from Sick Of You...
10/08/12 14/08/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily ADD N TO (X) - METAL FINGERS IN MY BODY single SUGAR - A GOOD IDEA from Copper Blue ICKY BLOSSOMS...
11/01/2013 14/01/2013 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily DAVID BOWIE - TEENAGE WILDLIFE from Scary Monsters(.....and Super Creeps) ELVIS PRESLEY - STRANGER...
11/07/2014 11/07/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily howdy doody pop kids. this week i played these little honeys at your ears. JAQUES BREL - LE...
12/09/2014 15/09/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily
12/10/12 15/10/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily HUGH CORNWELL - GODS, GUNS AND GAYS from Totem And Taboo THE BIRDS - NO GOOD WITHOUT YOU BABY from...
14/09/2012 15/09/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily IGGY POP - AMBITION from Soldier WRECKLESS ERIC - RECONNEZ CHERIE single SAVAGES - FLYING TO BERLIN...
14/12/12 15/12/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily BOB DYLAN - DUQUENSE WHISTLE from Tempest PLAN B - ILL MANORS from Ill Manors P.I.L. - DEEPER...
15/06/12 14/06/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily THE DAMNED - NEW ROSE single NEW YORK DOLLS - PERSONALITY CRISIS from New York Dolls COUNT FIVE -...
16/08/2014 08/09/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily
18/07/2014 21/07/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily   Sorry guys, got so emotional over the passing of the most influential drummer ever that I...
19/06/2014 19/06/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily BOB DYLAN - LIKE A ROLLING STONE from Live 1966 The Bootleg Series Vol.4 HUGH CORNWELL -...
19/09/2014 24/09/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily Here's the playlist for last Friday's show. Turned (almost) the whole show over to pay tribute to...
19/10/12 22/10/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily 19/10/12 MY BLOODY VALENTINE - CIGARETTE IN MY BED from Isn't Anything IGGY POP - TONIGHT from Lust...
20/04/12 21/04/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily Playlist for the show that first went out on 20/04/12 THE BAND - THE WEIGHT from Music From Big...
20/07/12 21/07/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily TELEVISION - FRICTION from Marquee Moon HAWKWIND - MOTORHEAD from Mighty  Hawkwind Classics...
22/02/13 24/02/2013 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily NIRVANA - DRAIN YOU from Nevermind KEVIN AYERS - LOVE'S GONNA TURN YOU ROUND from Yes We Have No...
22/03/13 24/03/2013 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily THE RUNAWAYS - QUEENS OF NOISE from Queens Of Noise THE FALL - MEXICO WAX SOLVENT from your Future...
23/11/12 24/11/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily HUGH CORNWELL - TOTEM AND TABOO from Totem And Taboo KRAFTWERK - RUCKZUCK from Kraftwerk SUBWAY...
24/07/2014 30/07/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily   Here we go then, better late than never as they (who are they?) say   last Friday these...
24/08/12 28/08/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily   P.I.L - REGGIE SONG from This Is P.I.L. EUROS CHILDS - BE BE HIGH from Summer Special JACK...
25/01/13 27/01/2013 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily THE LOVES - JE T'AIME, BABY from Technicolour LA DUSSELDORF - GELD from Viva THE CHEEK OF HER -...
26/05/12 25/05/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily THE SLITS - IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS RHYTHM single MY BLOODY VALENTINE - YOU MADE ME REALISE from...
27/06/2014 27/06/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily   solo artistes this week , they all went something like this.   LOU REED - NYC MAN from...
28/04/12 27/04/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily   HAPPY MONDAYS - KINKY AFRO from Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches GRAHAM COXON - DON'T BE A...
29/06/12 29/06/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily THE FIRE ENGINES - CANDY SKIN single LUCINDA WILLIAMS - REAL LIVE BLEEDING FINGERS AND BROKEN...
30/05/14 30/05/2014 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily
Easter 07/04/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily ROKY ERICKSON AND THE EXPLOSIVES - DON'T SHAKE ME LUCIFER from Halloween Live 1979 - 81 PETE WYLIE...
Oh yes 23/03/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily WILCO - MONDAY from Being There GRAM PARSONS - WE'LL SWEEP OUT THE ASHES from GP THE LOFT - UP THE...
The Last One! 13/04/2013 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily ELVIS COSTELLO - TRAMP THE DIRT DOWN from Spike The Beloved Entertainer BILLY BRAGG - THERE WILL...
Tunes ...... 16/03/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily THE STRANGLERS - ANOTHER CAMDEN AFTERNOON from GiantsWARRIOR CHARGE - MEMORIES OF A LAKE from No...
Xmas Tunes To Help You Drink More Easily 22/12/2012 Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily HEDLUV AND PASSMAN - CHRISTMAS RAPPIN' single THE FAMILY CAT - JESUS CHRIST single THE FALL - HARK...

Presenters Programmes

These are the programmmes produced by this presenter

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Tunes To Help you Breathe More Easily Tunes is about music. Music that you may or may not be familiar with. There will be new music, mixed with some old music. Everything stems from an early love of The Beatles and Slade and the discovery of punk rock. Come on a musical journey that ignores genres, time, space and the theory of relativity. From blues to grime, Krautrock to folk, punk to pop ..... you get the idea. If its good its good. And we'll play it. 10
Tunes To Help You Breathe More Easily Playlist New Feature. I'm putting each week's playlists on here. Starting with last week 13/05/11 THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - WE'RE GONNA HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME TOGETHER from Another View PRIMAL SCREAM - DON'T FIGHT IT FELL IT single MOUTH - MAGGIE demo DELICATE STEVE - BUTTERFLY free nme download ANNA CALVI - DESIRE from Anna Calvi THE DONKEYS - I LIKE THE WAY YOU WALK single CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND - FRYING PAN from The Legendary A&m Sessions CAHOOTY - IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A...
Tunes To Help You Breathe More Easily Repeat This week I have been mostly playing BOB DYLAN - THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN from Modern Times THE WHITE STRIPES - BALL AND BISCUIT from Elephant THE KING BLUES - I WANT YOU single EMA - MILKMAN from Past Life Martyred Saints POLY STYRENE - I LUV UR SNEAKERS from Indigo Children AFRICA HITECH - BLEN from 93 Million Miles COM TRUISE - CATHODE GIRL from Galactic Melt HUSSLECLUB - QUARANTEENAGERS from Trouble & Bass Sounds Of NYC NEW ORDER - LOVE VIGILANTES from Low-Life FLEET FOXES - GROWN OCEAN...

Presenters News

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Adam Ant! Adam Ant & The Good The Mad And The Lovely Posse Falmouth Princess Pavilion 18/06/2011 Expectations are high. There is a huge pall of anticipation in the air. Rumour has it that last year’s shows were shambolic and unpredictable, but not in a good way. Tonight is either going to be vintage, or high comedy. Personally I would prefer vintage. The stage is set with a backdrop taken from the second time I saw the Ants back in 1981. Looking at this and standing with friends who were also there... 1
Congratulations Tunes To Help You Breathe More Easily happily gave the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Box set to Andrew Whetter who was the first to approach Barry at the awards ceremony on Saturday with the correct answer (well almost but he was the closest). It was Neil Innes who got a writing credit on later copies of Oasis' Whatever, after a successful court case where it was judged that the Mancunian band has half inched the tune to his I'm Free To Be An Idiot. Well done!
Fare thee well listener Hey hey hey popsters, indie kids, punks, teds and natty dreads.  Just thought that you should know that tonight's Tunes To Help You Breathe More Easily will be the last live show on a Friday evening from me. I've loved every minute of playing you guys some records each week since the very first day that The Source went on air, but the time has come to dedicate Friday's to another. Thanks for coming with me on the road to rock 'n' roll oblivion, and I appreciate your lending me your ears...