Stu Allans’ Bus Diss show on Piccadilly Radio in Manchester was a life-line to locals in the North of England. This tape may be short at 40 mins but there are some great bits of music from Gang Starr, Public Enemy, Cookie Crew and Sweet Tee as well as some classic shouts to the provincial graff crews of the time. There are some not so dope tracks like D-Mob, please ignore these anomalies. Trumungous shouts to Lee from Runcorn [NB: Sadly, the rest of this tape was filled with tracks by The Mighty Diamonds].
These regional shows are strictly for education [and entertainment] purposes only. If you are from anywhere other than [the North of] England, you could probably ignore this tape and move on, missing out on very little. But there is something special about the energy of the presenter and the choice of good music on these parochial recordings. Rap radio was geographically disconnected back then, but the few that did parlay, passionately played dope music to the hungry English audiences that were fiending for Hip-Hop and Rap on their boxes.
Full tracklisting on the Soundcloud.