Show 013: Try To Change the World With a Plastic Platter – Playlist and Archived Stream

This Monday’s show (Sept. 3rd): Try To Change the World With a Plastic Platter. It is Labor Day and Listen Up! could celebrate those factory workers, the miners and the people who build our roads and our bridges. But nope, instead we are  going to celebrate the labors of the music star.

The excesses of grueling tours, and the dealing with record labels and industry scum will all be sung. So share the life a rock star this Monday afternoon.

Groupies, French champagne and other perks not included.

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Playlist (Artist -Title- Album – Year of song)

Opening Theme

Man or Astroman – Maximum Radiation Level – Experiment Zero – 1996

Background Music

Various versions of the song “Wheels”

Talk with Chet Atkins “Wheels” in background

The Byrds – So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star – Younger Than Yesterday – 1967

Art Brut – Formed A Band – Bang Bang Rock and Roll – 2005

Sleater-Kinney – Entertain -The Woods – 2005

Wreckless Eric – A Popsong – Big Smash – 1980

The Clash – Garageland – The Clash – 1977

Talk with Chet Atkins “Wheels” in background

Nick Lowe – I Love My Label – A Bunch of Stiff Records – 1977

Graham Parker – Mercury Poisoning – Squeezing Out Sparks – 1979

The Sex Pistols – EMI – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols – 1977

Jeffrey Lewis – Don’t Let the Record Label Take You Out to Lunch –  It’s the Ones Who’ve Cracked That the Light Shines Through – 2003

Talk with James Last “Wheels” in background

Yo La Tengo – We’re An American Band – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One – 1997

Ben Vaughn – Rhythm Guitar – Ben Vaughn Blows Your Mind – 1988

Redd Kross – Play My Song – Neurotica – 1987

The Frampton Brothers – The Beginning Of The End Of The Fun Years – File Under F For Failure – 1999

Talk with The Shaggs  “Wheels” in background

The Smiths – Paint a Vulgar Picture – Strangeways, Here We Come – 1987

Badfinger – Hey, Mr. Manager – Head First – 1974

Warren Zevon – Even A Dog Can Shake Hands – Sentimental Hygiene – 1987

Aimee Mann – Nothing Is Good Enough – Bachelor #2 -2000

French,Frith,Kaiser,Thompson – Now That I Am Dead – Invisible Means – 1990

Talk with Billy Vaughn “Wheels” in background

Mose Allison – The Getting Paid Waltz – My Backyard – 1990

Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper – Where the Hell’s My Money? – 1986

Frank Zappa – Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink – Chunga’s Revenge – 1970

Talk with The Jumping Jewels ‘Wheels” in background

The Rolling Stones – The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man – Out of Our Heads – 1965

Belle and Sebastian – Seymour Stein – The Boy with the Arab Strap – 1998

Gang Of  Four – Producer – Attack Of The Killer B’s – 1983

Dead Kennedys – Pull My Strings – Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death – 1987

Todd Rundgren – An Elpee’s Worth of Toons – Todd – 1974

The Kinks – The Moneygoround – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One – 1970

Talk with The String-a-longs “Wheels” in background

Mott The Hoople – Saturday Gigs – Shades Of Ian Hunter & Mott The Hoople – 1974

The Frogs – I Only Play 4 Money – Starjob -1997

Talk with NoMan “Wheels” in background

Click on the Mixcloud button to hear the archived stream.

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