The Blaggers Guide

Do you stare at your pint when conversation shifts to music? Last read the NME in 1982? David Quantick is here with digestible briefings for a journey through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

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0101Motown - Goths - 2 Tone - Liverpool2005082020090224

David Quantick presents a comic and partly made-up history of popular music, starting with a mischievous look at Motown, goths, 2 Tone and Liverpool.

0101Motown - Goths - 2 Tone - Liverpool2005082020090224

David Quantick presents a comic and partly made-up history of popular music, starting with a mischievous look at Motown, goths, 2 Tone and Liverpool.

0102Punk Rock - David Bowie - Ireland2005082720090225

David Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge, teaching you things to avoid about Postpunk, Ireland, David Bowie and the Reading Festival.

0102Punk Rock - David Bowie - Ireland2005082720090225

David Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge, teaching you things to avoid about Postpunk, Ireland, David Bowie and the Reading Festival.

0103White Reggae - Nirvana - Britpop - Elvis Presley2005090320090226

David Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge, teaching you about Essex, heavy metal, the 303 synthesiser, grunge and Van Morrison jokes.

David takes a mischievous look at white reggae, Nirvana, Britpop and Elvis.

David Quantick continues his cheeky, cut-out-and-keep guide to popular music with a mischievous look at white reggae, Nirvana, Britpop and Elvis.

0103White Reggae - Nirvana - Britpop - Elvis Presley2005090320090226

David Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge, teaching you about Essex, heavy metal, the 303 synthesiser, grunge and Van Morrison jokes.

David takes a mischievous look at white reggae, Nirvana, Britpop and Elvis.

David Quantick continues his cheeky, cut-out-and-keep guide to popular music with a mischievous look at white reggae, Nirvana, Britpop and Elvis.

0104Disco - Word Music - London - Heavy Metal2005091020090227

David Quantick continues his humorous, cut-out-and-keep guide to the entire history of popular music by poking fun at disco, world music, London and heavy metal.

0104Disco - Word Music - London - Heavy Metal2005091020090227

David Quantick continues his humorous, cut-out-and-keep guide to the entire history of popular music by poking fun at disco, world music, London and heavy metal.

0105Prog Rock - Kate Bush - Funk - Manchester *2005091720090303

David Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

David takes a mischievous look at funk, Manchester, Kate Bush and prog rock.

David Quantick continues his comic and partly made-up history of popular music with a mischievous look at funk, Manchester, Kate Bush and prog rock.

0105Prog Rock - Kate Bush - Funk - Manchester *2005091720090303

David Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

David takes a mischievous look at funk, Manchester, Kate Bush and prog rock.

David Quantick continues his comic and partly made-up history of popular music with a mischievous look at funk, Manchester, Kate Bush and prog rock.

0106 LASTGirl Groups - Rock Opera - New Wave - Brian Eno *2005092420090304

David Quantick concludes his comic, cut-out-and-keep-guide to the entire history of popular music.

His final targets include girl groups, rock opera, new wave and Brian Eno

David concludes with a look at girl groups, rock opera, new wave and Brian Eno

0106 LASTGirl Groups - Rock Opera - New Wave - Brian Eno *2005092420090304

David Quantick concludes his comic, cut-out-and-keep-guide to the entire history of popular music.

His final targets include girl groups, rock opera, new wave and Brian Eno

David concludes with a look at girl groups, rock opera, new wave and Brian Eno

0201* *20060722

David Quantick returns for another series of fact based musical japery.

With made up adverts, 'lost' CCTV footage, 'forgotten' archive, and just some stuff we make up.

0201* *20060722

David Quantick returns for another series of fact based musical japery.

With made up adverts, 'lost' CCTV footage, 'forgotten' archive, and just some stuff we make up.

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0205Beach Boys - Political Songs - Sheffield20060819

This edition features less than you need to know about the Beach Boys, Sheffield and political pop.

0205Beach Boys - Political Songs - Sheffield20060819

This edition features less than you need to know about the Beach Boys, Sheffield and political pop.

0206 LAST20060826

David Quantick presents the last in a lighthearted six-part guide to music.

0206 LAST20060826

David Quantick presents the last in a lighthearted six-part guide to music.

0301Arctic Monkeys - P Funk - Pacific Northwest *2008040520100225

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

This week's focus is on Arctic Monkeys (the crème de la crème de la crème de la soul to soul de la crème of the indie world") and Parliament-Funkadelic, as well as a look at the musical culture of Seattle, home of garage rock.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks"

0301Arctic Monkeys - P Funk - Pacific Northwest *2008040520100225

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

This week's focus is on Arctic Monkeys (the crème de la crème de la crème de la soul to soul de la crème of the indie world") and Parliament-Funkadelic, as well as a look at the musical culture of Seattle, home of garage rock.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks"

0302* * *2008041220100304

David Quantick looks at Detroit, including unheard footage of John Lee Hooker accepting his Employee of the Month award at the Ford car plant and a sneak preview of Britney Spears' new perfume advert.

A light-hearted guide to music.

David Quantick's musical look at John Lee Hooker, Britney Spears and Patti Smith

0302* * *2008041220100304

David Quantick looks at Detroit, including unheard footage of John Lee Hooker accepting his Employee of the Month award at the Ford car plant and a sneak preview of Britney Spears' new perfume advert.

A light-hearted guide to music.

David Quantick's musical look at John Lee Hooker, Britney Spears and Patti Smith

0303Gary Numan - Skinheads - New York Dolls * *2008041920100311

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

Ths week he examines Gary Numan's obsession with robots, the roots of skinhead culture and the story of New York Dolls, whose first gig was at a shelter for the homeless on Christmas Eve in 1971.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks

David Quantick unravels the mystery of the Skinhead movement, which includes a rare Slade appearance on the West Midlands pop TV show Yoam Are Groovy.

0303Gary Numan - Skinheads - New York Dolls * *2008041920100311

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

Ths week he examines Gary Numan's obsession with robots, the roots of skinhead culture and the story of New York Dolls, whose first gig was at a shelter for the homeless on Christmas Eve in 1971.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks

David Quantick unravels the mystery of the Skinhead movement, which includes a rare Slade appearance on the West Midlands pop TV show Yoam Are Groovy.

0304Bristol - Led Zeppelin 1 - Surf Music2008042620100318

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

This week he turns his analytical attention to the unique musical sound of Bristol (or 'Brizzle', as the locals call it), the electric albums of Led Zepplin (or 'Zep', as you should call them) and Surf Music, home of the twangy-guitar since 1961.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks

0304Bristol - Led Zeppelin 1 - Surf Music2008042620100318

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

This week he turns his analytical attention to the unique musical sound of Bristol (or 'Brizzle', as the locals call it), the electric albums of Led Zepplin (or 'Zep', as you should call them) and Surf Music, home of the twangy-guitar since 1961.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks

0305The Stone Roses - Phil Spector - Texas *2008050320100325

The Stone Roses, Phil Spector and Texas come under a David Quantick shaped microscope in this week's Blagger's Guide.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

This week features all you need to know about The Stone Roses (kings of Madchester), Texas (the place, not the band) and Phil Spector, inventor of the wall of sound.

0305The Stone Roses - Phil Spector - Texas *2008050320100325

The Stone Roses, Phil Spector and Texas come under a David Quantick shaped microscope in this week's Blagger's Guide.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

This week features all you need to know about The Stone Roses (kings of Madchester), Texas (the place, not the band) and Phil Spector, inventor of the wall of sound.

0306* *2008051020100401

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

This week he examines Love (the band not the emotion), telling the story of Americana (It all started, reasonably enough, in Canada.") and scrutinizing Australia's contribution to pop and rock.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks

David Quantick looks at the critic's favourite band, Love; he gives us the low-down on Australia's contribution to pop music, and reveals all you need to know about Americana."

0306* *2008051020100401

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

This week he examines Love (the band not the emotion), telling the story of Americana (It all started, reasonably enough, in Canada.") and scrutinizing Australia's contribution to pop and rock.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks

David Quantick looks at the critic's favourite band, Love; he gives us the low-down on Australia's contribution to pop music, and reveals all you need to know about Americana."

0307Early British Pop - Bruce Springsteen - West London2008051720100410

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

He continues The Blagger's Guide chasing pregnant nuns through Vatican halls in search of Bruce Springsteen; taking a trip back in time to the Early Days of Rock 'N' Roll; and stepping out into West London's multi-cultural music scene.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks

0307Early British Pop - Bruce Springsteen - West London2008051720100410

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in easily digestible small chunks, like pop dog food.

Using fake archive footage, made-up adverts, counterfeit recordings, and some jokes, Quantick takes you by the hand and leads you through the mean streets of pop knowledge.

He continues The Blagger's Guide chasing pregnant nuns through Vatican halls in search of Bruce Springsteen; taking a trip back in time to the Early Days of Rock 'N' Roll; and stepping out into West London's multi-cultural music scene.

David Quantick presents everything you need to know about music in digestible small chunks

0308 LASTThe Libertines - Primal Scream - Folk Rock2008052420100417

Learn everything you need to bore people in the pub about Primal Scream, Folk Rock and the Sex Pistols.

Presented By David Quantick.

Learn everything you need to bore people in the pub about Primal Scream and Folk Rock.

0308 LASTThe Libertines - Primal Scream - Folk Rock2008052420100417

Learn everything you need to bore people in the pub about Primal Scream, Folk Rock and the Sex Pistols.

Presented By David Quantick.

Learn everything you need to bore people in the pub about Primal Scream and Folk Rock.