BRISTOL PIRATE RADIO RECORDINGS

This blog is intended for me to post my pirate radio recordings. Most of the recordings are from Bristol, most will be pirate but there will be some legal stations and stations from other cities or national stations.

IF YOU OR YOUR FRIENDS HAVE ANY TAPE RECORDINGS OF PIRATE RADIO FROM BRISTOL, PLEASE SUBMIT THEM TO THIS BLOG BY RECORDING THEM TO MP3 (CLICK HERE FOR A HELP GUIDE) AND UPLOADING THEM TO http://www.sharebee.com, or a similar site such as Megaupload, Mediafire, ZShare, but not Rapidshare as it's getting a bit hard to use. SEND THE URL IT GIVES YOU TO ME VIA A COMMENT ON MY LATEST POST or BY EMAIL AT bristolpirates at gmail.com (you'll have to correct that with the proper @ symbol, I started getting spam on the address). WE COULD ALSO ARRANGE A PICK-UP OF YOUR TAPES IF YOU LIVE IN BRISTOL AND CAN'T CONVERT TAPES TO MP3. THANKS IN ADVANCE, YOU WILL BE CREDITED.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Electro Magnetic Installation

One old pirate I used to listen to from mid 91 to 1992 was EMI (Electro Magnetic Installation)...

http://www.irational.org/heath/electro_magnetic_installation/

It wasn't until just a moment ago when hunting down material for this blog, that I stumbled upon it's web-page on the irational.org site, linked above and learned of it's true name. I've only ever heard it referred to it as 'Demystified Radio' before, as the nature of the station was to never announce itself properly, to confuse the listener (maybe) but also to invite the listener to make their own audio art, to tape discussions or simply send in their home-made mix tapes. The station may well have had strong links with SYT, surfacing as it did on the same day that SYT made a return to the airwaves in 1991, after SYT had been off the air since mid 1989.

I have only one recording of the station and currently it is in my loft gathering dust. I will make an effort to retrieve it though.

2 comments:

Acerone said...

I too have always tuned into the pirate stations in Bristol - ever since my dad banned me from tuning into FTP (For the People? - F' the Police!)- It was exciting to listen to something that wasnt strictly legal...!

I have many, many tapes of Ragga FM from 94-96ish, the rave era...

Ill see if i can dig em out the attic and get them onto MP3.

Nice blog man - keep up the good work!

mulder said...

Nice one Acerone. I don't have many Ragga FM tapes somehow, got plenty of it's predecessor Magnum Radio though. I'll make a post with the 2 Ragga tapes I've got in a sec ;) Cheers, Al.