Show 249: Unpopular Pop Tunes – Playlist and Archived Stream



…or is it pop tunes for unpopular people? Tune in for hooks and harmonies, riffs, jangle, fuzz and all that other biff! bang! pow!

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Playlist (Artist -Title –Album- Year of song)
Opening Theme
Man or Astroman? – Maximum Radiation Level –  Experiment Zero – 1996

The Split Squad – Superman Says –Now Hear This-2013
The Who – Girl’s Eyes –The Who Sell Out-1967
Small Faces – Understanding -The Decca Anthology 1965-1967-1966
Terry Reid – Tinker Taylor –Bang, Bang You’re Terry Reid-1968

Anton Barbeau – Losing You Makes Crucifixion Easy-Empire of Potential-2013
Tubey Frank – The News –Lost in the Woods-2017
The dB’s – Happenstance –Repercussion-1982

The Flamin’ Groovies – You Tore Me Down -Shake Some Action – 1976
NRBQ – This Love Is True –High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective-1989
The Rutles – Let’s Be Natural –The Rutles -1977

The Stents – Nobody Love The Hulk-Stents/Improbables split 7in – 2015
Beat Happening – Midnight A Go-Go-Jamboree-1988
She – Outta Reach –She…Wants A Piece Of You!-1970

The Improbables – Gotta Calm Down –Stents/Improbables split 7in -2015
The Ogres – (Do The)Crouch-(Do the) Crouch / In and Out -2017
The Slot Cars – I Won’t Move To New Jersey For You –Don’t Hassle Us, We’re Local!-2016

Nobunny – Chuck Berry Holiday –Love Visions-2008
The Band – Promise Land –Moondog Matinee-1976
Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love –Various: Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly-1963
Dr. Feelgood – Casting My Spell –All Through The City -1979
JD McPherson – Firefly -Signs & Signifiers-2010
Moon Mullican – The Wedding Of The Bugs –Moon’s Rock-1959

Bobby Fuller Four – Fool Of Love –I Fought The Law-1966
Brinsley Schwarz – Happy Doing What We’re Doing –Nervous On The Road-1972
Beau Brummels – Still In Love With You Baby-Autumn of Their Years-1966

Stiv Bators- The Last Year –It’s Cold Outside/The Last Year -1979
Vertebrats – Left In The Dark –Various: Destination Bomp: Best Of Bomp Records (1977-94)-1981

The Breakers – Radio Love -Radio Love /My Momma Told Me-1981
Wishniaks – Wishful Thinking –Wishful Thinking/Wicked Pygmy Summer-1990
Mitch Easter – Time Warping –Dynamico-2007
Game Theory – Here It Is Tomorrow –Big Shot Chronicles-1986

Sparks – Nothing To Do-Profile: The Ultimate Sparks Collection-1976

Silly Pillows – Groovy Tune  –New Affections  – 1997

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