19 November 2012


Theme of the Day: Days.

Heaps of requests came in for this one. Lots of tracks out there about all sorts of days. See below for playlist and mp3s of the show.

The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry featured one of the songs today; on it was written “Best debut ever? Yes!”, which seems slightly dated. Some replies written on the LP sleeve over the years were pretty comical.

Some of the not-quite-creative replies:

Hendrix’s debut is better

The Clash’s was better

Pretenders’ was better

REM’s was better

Gang of Four’s was better

Run DMC’s was better

Joy Division’s was better

and, finally, a zinger;

Guess what it’s NOT their debut.  3 Missing boys . . . was and it’s much better.

I played a song by John Hartford.  He used to look different than he used to look.  The song, Back in the Goodle Days, is off 1971′s Aereo Plain.

I mentioned a Butthole Surfers interview from September, 1984.  You can read it here.   Saw them a few years ago, and what a ball they have on stage!  Pranking each other, fiddling with all sorts of looping and delay effects; all while the most extremely horrific B-movie gore scenes played on repeat on the screen behind them.  The one that stands out in my memory is of a man standing still while two gigantic mallet things – like really gigantic, maybe the size of one of those big rolls of hay you see in fields sometimes – swing down in symmetry and explode the poor (by then) mannequin’s head.  The fact that it was a faked scene was, by about the 30th viewing, the scariest part.

I mention that the Grass Widow song, Landscape, sounds a little sped up at a few parts.  Not the whole thing, but enough to notice.  Possibly some strange tape-related stuff going on maybe.  Either way I’m glad I was wrong when I thought my LP was warped.

Thanks for the requests; my favorites may have been Wall of Voodoo (pretty funny) and Blur (pretty good; tasteful use of British horns, little cheesy on the change of pace, though).

Hour 1

Hour 2


2:59 PM
The Beatles
A Day in the Life
Sgt Peppers

2:57 PM
John Hartford
Back in the Goodle Days
Aero Plain

2:49 PM
Etta James
Sunday Kind of Love
The Essential

2:47 PM
John Lee Hooker
Rainy Day
Don’t Look Back
Point Blank/ Virgin

2:44 PM
Paul McCartney
Summer’s Day Song
McCartney II

2:38 PM
Les Savy Fav
Blackouts on Thursday

2:28 PM
Bootleg Detroit

2:22 PM
The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise
Duty Now for the Future

2:21 PM
The Cure
Strange Day

2:18 PM
The Cure
10:15 Saturday Night
Boys Don’t Cry

2:05 PM
Grass Widow
Past Time
Kill Rock Stars

2:01 PM
Wall of Voodoo
All of the West

1:59 PM
Sunday Sunday
Modern Life Is Rubbish

1:52 PM
Fad Gadget
Saturday Night Special
The Best of Fad Gadget

1:51 PM
The Kinks
All Day and All Night
All Day and All Night

1:45 PM
PJ Harvey
Perfect Day Elise
Is This Desire

1:45 PM
Butthole Surfers
Day of the Dying Alive
Humpty Dumpty LSD

1:39 PM
These Are the Hard Days I Can’t Forget
xprmntl lvrs
Ecstatic Peace!

1:26 PM
Naked Raygun
Strange Days
Huge Bigness

1:24 PM
The Jesus Lizard
Sunday You Need Love
Touch and Go

1:20 PM
Just Got Paid Today
Nothing Short of Total War
Blast First

1:17 PM
Helios Creed
Superior Catholic Finger
Subterranean Records

1:16 PM
Vivaldi (Philharmonia String Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor)
The Four Seasons