Monday, September 24, 2012

Show #353--SMC (1972-1976)

On this Sunday's show, it's time for another Sunday Music Club, my miniature version of the summertime and semester-break show where I follow a musical timeline filled with big hits and relative obscurities from a particular time period, this time from 1972-1976.

The Cover of “Rolling Stone”—Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
Moon Tears—Grin
Wild Eyes—Stampeders
Keep Yourself Alive—Queen
I Can’t Stand the Rain—Ann Peebles
Early in the Morning—Nilsson
It’ll Take a Long Time—Sandy Denny
Sweet Talkin’ Spoon Song—Split Enz
Could It Be I’m Falling in Love—The Spinners
Hey! Love—The Delfonics
The Coldest Days of My Life—The Chi-Lites
Thunder and Lightning—Chi Coltrane
March to the Eternal City—Triumvirat

Hour 2

Sail On Sailor—The Beach Boys
Keep on Sailing—Ian Matthews
Lovin’ You Ain’t Easy—Michel Pagliaro
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight—Richard and Linda Thompson
Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)—Van Morrison
Sound Your Funky Horn—KC & the Sunshine Band
The Show Must Go On—Three Dog Night
#9 Dream—John Lennon
Court and Spark—Joni Mitchell 
Une Nuit a Paris—10cc
I’m Not in Love—10cc

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Show #352--9/23/12

St. Petersburg—Supergrass
Winter Song—Gabriel Kahane
Indian Song—Elastica
We Are Waiting—The Knack 
Legend of a Mind—The Moody Blues
The Story in Your Eyes—The Moody Blues
Oh Yeah—Can

Hour 2: Stealin’

Probably a Robbery—Renegade Soundwave
Stealin’ Watermelons—Elvin Bishop
Held Up Without a Gun—Bruce Springsteen
Robbers—Cold War Kids
Burn & Rob—Paleface
Stealing People’s Mail—The Dead Kennedys
I Fought the Law—Bobby Fuller Four
Burglar Song—Autosalvage
Beg, Borrow, & Steal—The Ohio Express
Cops and Robbers—George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Shoplifter—Green Day
Been Caught Stealing—Jane’s Addiction
Steal My Sunshine—LEN
Bankrobber—The Clash
Bigfoot Stole My Baby—John Lilly 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Show #351--9/16/12

Hungry Like the Wolf—Duran Duran
Hexagon—Beta Hector
Stop—Twin Sister
When She’s Near—Fiction Family 
The Hate—Exit Clov
Knife-Edge—Emerson, Lake & Palmer
We Close Our Eyes—Go West
I Heard it Through the Grapevine—The Slits

Hour 2: What’s That You Called Me?

Mr. Blue—The Fleetwoods
Candy—Big Maybelle
He Called Me Baby—Candi Staton
Tramp—Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
Pet Names—Chuck Jackson
Call Me Lightning—The Who
The Seeker—The Smithereens
I Call My Baby Candy—The Jaggerz
The Joker—Steve Miller Band
You Can Call Me Al—Paul Simon
Why Don’t You Call Me?—James Blake
Call Me a Dog—Chris Cornell
Calling Dr. Love—Kiss
Don’t Call Me Baby—Voice of the Beehive
That’s Not My Name—The Ting Tings 

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Show #350--9/9/12

Sunrise Dance with the Devil—Hot Tuna
You Upset Me, Baby (Live)—Albert King
The Moose is Loose—Kristi Johnston
Storytelling—Belle & Sebastian
Roll to Me—Del Amitri
Living Decorations—Maps & Atlases
Faster, Sooner, Now—David Gray
I Wanna Do for You—Honk
Sunshine—Jonathan Edwards
Chimacum Rain—Linda Perhacs 
I Don’t Mind—Marcela Mangabeira
I Don’t Mind—The Buzzcocks

Hour 2: Harvest Records Sampler

An hour’s worth of mainly 70s progressive rock (with bookends of 60s and 80s) from this distinctive label from England (an arm of EMI Records). 

You can stream this hour of the show by clicking the "Harvest" file to the right. 

Kentucky Woman—Deep Purple
It Didn’t Work Out—Michael Chapman
Taking Some Time On—Barclay James Harvest
Aeroplane Head Woman—Pete Brown and Piblokto!
Brain Damage—Pink Floyd
The Mexican—Babe Ruth
See My Baby Jive—Wizzard
Shouting in a Bucket Blues—Kevin Ayers
Stage Whispers—Be Bop Deluxe
Ex Lion Tamer—Wire
Running Free—Iron Maiden
The Zoo—Scorpions 

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Show #349--9/2/12

Nothing New—April March
Drinking in L.A.—Bran Van 3000
As a Child—Suzanne Vega
Infinite Me—The Lapse
23—Blonde Redhead
Letter from an Occupant—The New Pornographers
Wonder Girl—Sparks
Bustin’ Loose—Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers

Hour 2: Three Longer Pieces

Nothing very complicated here, just three extended instrumentals that I think are interesting and worth your time.

The Bullion track came out last year. This is an EP released by London producer Nathan Jenkins, and it’s a crazy quilt of fun dance music with different moods, samples, and the like. I really enjoyed it, and would’ve put it on my “Favorites of 2011” show…but it’s 20 minutes long, and there was too much other stuff, blah blah. So it “debuts” on tonight’s show.

The Derek Trucks Band cut is from their 2006 album “Songlines.” It’s a remake of a song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, at first meditative, then funky and declamatory. Sort of hypnotic, too.

Finally, one half of one of the cornerstones of progressive rock, Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells.” I’m playing Part One, as I’m kind of partial to that side, and I think it stands fairly well on its own (though the whole album is an experience worth spending some time with at least once. It gets more bizarre on Side 2).

Those not familiar with the piece under that name may recognize the opening themes – they were appropriated by director William Friedkin for his movie “The Exorcist.” Favorite part’s the end of Side 1, though.

You Drive Me to Plastic—Bullion
Sahib Teri Bandi/Maki Madni—The Derek Trucks Band
Tubular Bells Part One—Mike Oldfield