Saturday, January 30, 2010

Show #217--1/31/10

The Enchanted Sea—The Islanders
Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand)—The Shangri-Las
The Coldest Days of My Life—The Chi-Lites
RR vs. D—Au
The All Golden—Van Dyke Parks
Lewis Takes Action—Owen Pallett
The Uptown Train—Joe Jackson
1841 Shuffle—Roy Buchanan
The One Thing—INXS
My Love is Better—Annie
The Hate—Exit Clōv
It’s Gonna Be—Norah Jones
Don’t Let Go—Wang Chung

Hour 2—Overlooked 80’s

Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)—Squeeze
Fashion—David Bowie
Pay the Devil (Ooo, Baby, Ooo)—The Knack
Senses Working Overtime—XTC
Pop Song 89—R.E.M.
Good Morning Girl/Stay Awhile—Journey
Vitamin L—B.E. Taylor Group
Wind Him Up—Saga
This Woman’s Work—Kate Bush
The King of Rock and Roll—Prefab Sprout
New Day for You—Basia
Pretending—Eric Clapton

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Show #216--1/24/10

Elimination Dancing—Bow Wow Wow
Like a Cannonball—Menudo
Poker Face—Lady GaGa
Norway—Beach House
Feel it All Around—Washed Out
Cobra—Quicksilver Messenger Service
Black Widow—Stone Axe
Go Now—Bessie Banks
I Wish I Could Jerk Like My Uncle Cyril—Timebox
Girl Don’t Let Me Wait—Timebox
A Question of Temperature—The Balloon Farm
Cherry Red—Groundhogs
Three Girl Rhumba—Wire
Locals Only—Agression
Do the Standing Still—The Dismemberment Plan

Hour 2—Ouch! Various Injuries through Song

You Beat the Hell Out of Me—The Motors
I Got Stung—Paul McCartney
Blistered—Johnny Cash
Knocked Flat—Job Striles
Broken—The Guess Who
Cut to Pieces—The Turn
Shattered—The Rolling Stones
Dazed and Confused—Led Zeppelin
Blinded by the Light—Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Torn—Natalie Imbruglia
Burnt—The Futureheads

As far as I can tell, you can't buy this song anywhere right now, but you can view it on YouTube.  A very good 80s pop song that I've always enjoyed (yes, I know it's cheesy).  I don't know if this "pre-Ricky Martin" Menudo song was originally written in Spanish, but if so, this English version comes out surprisingly good (and only the lead singer was fluent in English at this time, by the way).  The video is even clever (although the pinball machine in the cobwebby attic does stretch it)! 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Show #215--1/17/10

Tigers Will Survive—Ian Matthews
Heart Attack—Kurt Vile
Peace Be Upon Us—Sheryl Crow
Crazy on You—Heart
Swim (to Reach the End)—Surfer Blood
We Be’s Gettin’ Down—Graham Central Station
Waiting for You—King Midas Sound
Let Me Into Your World—Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Close the Door—Teddy Pendergrass
Boogie Nights—Heatwave
Naima—Carlos Santana/John McLaughlin
I Believe (Love Will Survive)—Sad Café

Hour 2—A Round of Remakes

Oops! I Did it Again—Richard Thompson (Britney Spears)
Believe—Robbie Fulks (Cher)
I Can’t Let Go—Sloan (Evie Sands)
Please Please Me—The Score (The Beatles)
Rocket Number 9—NRBQ (Sun Ra)
Ram On—They Might Be Giants (Paul and Linda McCartney)
Spaceman—The Roches with Mark Johnson (Harry Nilsson)
Fight for Your Right (To Party)—The HotRats (The Beastie Boys)
Reach Out for Me—The Laughing Dogs (Dionne Warwick)
This Land is Your Land—Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Woody Guthrie)
Vehicle—Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna (The Ides of March)
He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’--Bananarama (The Velvelettes)
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper—Van She (Blue Oyster Cult)
Running Up That Hill—Placebo (Kate Bush)

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Show #214--1/10/10

Take It In—Hot Chip
The Flower Called Nowhere—Stereolab
Ladyfingers (Camara Kambon remix)—Herb Alpert
Again Again—Eternity’s Children
Conquistador—Procol Harum
Goodbye Forever—The Association
Ain’t No Use—Moby Grape
Coming Home—Hush Arbors
Last Steam Engine Train—Leo Kottke
Dyslexic Heart—Paul Westerberg
Moonless March—Aloha
Race: In—Battles
Strange News from Another Star—Blur

Hour 2—Elvis Everywhere

Blue Moon of Kentucky—Elvis Presley
Don’t Be Cruel—Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel—Stan Freberg
It’s Now or Never—Elvis Presley
Honestly Sincere (from “Bye Bye Birdie”)—Dick Gautier
I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell—Elvis Presley
Viva Las Vegas—Elvis Presley
Maria’s the Name—El Vez
In the Ghetto—Eilert Pilarm
Double Trouble—Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds—Elvis Presley
Trouble/Guitar Man—Elvis Presley
A Little Less Conversation—Elvis Presley
Bill Hicks on Elvis Presley & Charlie Hodge
Patch it Up—Elvis Presley
If You Talk in Your Sleep—Elvis Presley