Show 473: Great U.S. Indie Power Pop 45s

Listen Up! features selections from the “30 Great U.S. Indie Power Pop 45s” listed in the book Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide by John Borack.

From the book, Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide by John Borack.
The Badbeats – One And One Is Two
The Boys- You Make Me Shake
The Rockers – Don’t Leave Me Tonight
Prix – Girl
Chris Stamey & The dB’s – (I Thought) You Wanted To Know

Gary Valentine – The First One
Shake Shakes – You Can Run
Shoes – Tomorrow Night

The Heats – Rivals
The Bats – Popgun
Don Kriss – Let’s Do Something Tonight
Luxury – Green Hearts
Richard X Heyman – Vacation

Marbles – Red Light
Beat Rodeo – What’s The Matter

The Flamin’ Groovies – You Tore Me Down
20/20 – Giving It All Away
The Shout – I Won’t Be There

The Colors – Have You Seen Her
The Infidels – Mad About That Girl
Gary Charlson – Shark
The Names – Why Can’t It Be
Barry Knoedl – Baby Don’t Give Up

Keith Herman – She’s Got A Whole Number
The Donuts – She May Be Your Girl
The Secrets – It’s Your Heart Tonight
The Poppees – If She Cries
Tommy Keene – Back To Zero Now

——Not from the list
Listen Up! plays the hits!

Raspberries – Go All The Way
Big Star – September Gurls
Badfinger – Baby Blue

Todd Rundgren – Couldn’t I Just Tell You

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Show 472: It Makes Sense In Listen Up! Land

Jack Holmes – Dazed and Confused
De Frank and His Professionals – Psychedelic Man
Ozo – Listen To The Buddha

Steve Hillage – It’s All Too Much
The Beatles – A Day In The Life (Take 1 with Hums)
The Shazam – Revolution 9

Genesis (USA) – Angeline
Genesis (Uruguay) -Cuerpo
Genesis (Columbia) – Don Simon
Genesis (UK) – Watcher of The Skies

Silver Apples – Lovefingers
Trotski Naugtique – Ca Sent Le Mennen (Smells Like Teen Spirit)
Gilli Smyth – I Am A Fool
Nagat – Ana Basak El Bahr
Monsoon – Eyes

American Standard – My Bathroom Is A Very Private Place
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 – Noble Experiment

Cal Tjader – Tra-La-La Song
Mikal Cronin – I Enjoy Being A Boy
Mondo Topless – Gonna Find A Cave
The Banana Splits – We’re The Banana Splits

Hawkwind – Space Is Deep
Gong – What Do You Want?

Dion – Purple Haze

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471: Psychedelic Soul

Mary Jane Hooper – Psychedelphia
The Undisputed Truth – You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth
Baby Huey – Running
Fugi – Revelations

Blackrock – Yeah Yeah
Parliament – Come In Out Of The Rain
Black Nasty – It’s Not The World”

Shuggie Otis – Oxford Gray
Bo Diddley – I’m High Again
Marvin Gaye – Flyin High (in the Friendly Sky)

Black Merda – Cynthy-Ruth
WIlliam S. Fischer – Saigon
King Hannibal – Hymn No. 5

Cymande – Dove
Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins – Cookie Jar
Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Munchies For Your Love

Edwin Starr – Ball of Confusion
Eddie Hazel – I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Rotory Connection – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

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Show 470: I Wanna

Shake your hips as the lines of genre are blurred with punchy rock ‘n’ roll, soul swagger, and more.

Davis & Jones and The Fenders -Boss With The Hot Sauce
Otis Redding & The Pinetoppers – Shout Bamalama
Little Richard – Directly From My Heart To You
Soloman Burke – Home In Your Heart
Geno Washington – Out Of This World
Charlie Rich – Midnite Blues

Royal Teens – Sham Rock
The 5 Royals – Right Around The Corner
Little Willie John – Leave My Kitten Alone
Mackey Beers – That Jim
Gloria Jones – Heartbeat Pt !

LIttle Luther – Du Dee Squat
Edgar Alan And THe Po’ Boys – Panic Button
Lee Braun – Talk About A Party
Art Freeman – Slippin’ Around With You

Wanda Jackson – Funnel Of Love
The Ronettes – He Did It
The Shangri-Las – It’s Easier To Cry
The Shirelles – Putty (In Your Hands)
The Cookies – Only To Other People

The Oblivians – Bad Man
Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love
Bob Seger – Lucifer
The Deviants – Slum Lord
Question Mark & The Mysterians – Ain’t It A Shame

The Nite Riders – Lookin’ For My Baby
Ike & Tina Turner – You Can’t Miss Nothing The You Never Had
Irma Thomas – Hittin’ On Nothing
Tammy Montgomery – If You Don’t Think
Betty Harris – Mean Man
Dusty Wilson – Can’t Do Without You

Staple Singers – Don’t Knock
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – 99 and Half Won’t Do
Baby Washington – I’ve Got A Feeling
Ruby Johnson – Weak Spot
Nathaniel Mayer – Village Of Love

Jack Hammer – Wiggling Fool
Barrett Strong – You Know What To Do
Hoagy Lands – Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Billy Lee Abd The Rivieras – Won’t You Dance WIth Me
Brice Coefield – Cha-Cha Twist

The Chiffons – Oh My Lover

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Show 469: Another

The Pursuit Of Happiness – I’m An Adult Now
The Creeps – Down At The Nightclub
The Chills – I Love My Leather Jacket
The Green Pajamas – Kim The Waitress

Teenage Fanclub – The Concept
Husker Du – Green Eyes

The Impossible Years – Attraction Gear
Ultra Vivid Scene – Staring At The Sun
Jesus & The Mary Chain – April Skies
Game Theory – Rolling With The Moody Girls
The Leopards – Psychedelic Boy

Ben Vaughn Combo – Wrong Haircut
Plasticland- Sipping In The Bitterness
Andy Prieboy – The New York Debut Of An L.A. Artist
The Orignal Sins – Later Than You Think

The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death
Hoodoo Gurus – Death Defying (Single Version)
Concrete Blonde – Tomorrow, Wendy
Anita Lane – Sugar In A Hurricane

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Sea Breezes
dB’s – Spitting In The Wind
Pixies – Wave of Mutilation
The Psyclone Rangers – You’re Not Edie Sedgewick

The Church – Into My Hands
Biff Bang Pow! – There Must Be A Better Life
The Chameleons- Tears
The Posies – Everyone Moves Away
David Sylvian – Orpheus

Replacements – Nobody

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Show 468: The Infinite Everything

 Known and unknown platters of sound are known to mesh into a decadent mind-melting cocktail for your afternoon enjoyment.

The Books – Group Autogenics I
101 Strings – Trippin’ On Lunar 07
The Time and Space Machine – Psychedelic Circus
Kaleidoscope (Further Reflections ) In The Room Of Percussion

DJ Food – Intermission New language
Rabbits _ I’m Looking In The Universe
Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band – It’s Strange
Blonde On Blonde – Spinning Wheel
House of Nimrod – Slightly-Delic

Rosko – Peace Maker
Rotary Connection – Turn Me On
Ray Harlow and Gyp Fox – Gettin’ Keyed

The Simonsound – Moon Rocks
The Byrds – Space Odyssey
Love and Rockets – Holiday On The Moon

DJ Me DJ You – Take Your Medication
Bohemian Vendetta – Satisfaction
Mijal & White – I’m In you
Higher Elevation – The Diamond Mine
The Ramrods – War Cry
Edgar Broughton Band – Momma’s Reward (Keep Them Freaks A-Rollin)
The Ridiculous Trio – No Fun

Francoiz Breut – La Femme Sans Histoire
Tobacco – Yum Yum Cult
Ann Magnuson – Is This Heaven?
Porter Wagoner – The Rubber Room

Greg Anderson – I Feel Good
The Legends – Baby Get Your Head Screwed On
Jacky Horn – Mr. Psycologist
July – The Way
DJ Food – Extract From Stolen Moments Too

Ken Nordine – You’re Getting Better

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Show 467: Screaming Through The Starlit Sky


Two hours of music filled soap bubbles, trembling with vibrant colours of the rainbow

Psychic TV – A Star Too Far (Lullaby for Syd Barrett)
Brother JT – Flaming
Jacco Gardner – Watching The Moon

Xavieruga – Pink Floyd
Kevin Ayers – Oh! Wot A Dream
Judy Dyble – See Emily Play
Jennifer Gentle – Universal Daughter

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Vegetable Man
Plasticland – Office Skills
Thee Oh Sees – The Whipping Continues
The Damned – Dark Asteroid
Hawkwind – Long Gone

Richard Wright – Pink’s Song
KYTE – Soft Cage
This Mortal Coil – Late Night
Opal – Empty Box Blues
Alexander Ahlstrand – The Frog

Greg Weeks – Baby Lemonade
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – My Man Syd
White Fence – Lizards First
Pink Floyd – Lucifer Sam

Marianne Faithfull – Incarceration Of A Flower Child
Robyn Hitchcock – Wined and Dined
Livid – Love Song
UMKA & “Bronevichok” – Ja znaju gde zhivet Sid Barret

Paul Weller – When Your Garden’s Overgrown

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Show 466 – The Revolution Will Be Reissued (2021 Edition)

Wrapping up the look back at 2021 music wise on the next Listen Up !“ The Revolution Will Be Reissued – Fave reissues of 2021”. Hear selections from reissues, compilations, live albums, lost recordings, expanded releases and more.

Jacqueline Taieb – 7am
Liberatoire – Vedette internationale
The Rootsman – Arid Land

John Lennon – God (Home Demo)
Willie Dunn – The Dreamer
David Crosby – Where Will I Be? (Demo)
Alice Coltrane – Krishna Krishna

Najib Al Housh – Ya Aen Daly
Leo Nocentelli – Give Me Back My Loving
Primal Scream – Come Together (Jam Studio Monitor Mix)

Janet Kaye – Heaven Help The Working Girl
Billie Jo Spears – Mr. Walker, It’s All Over
Grapes Of Wrath – Write Another Song

Bush Tetras – Cold Turkey (Live In London)
Getting The Fear – Dune Buggy Attack
The Wormholes – Go Under

Steve Marriott With The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra – Soldier
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Avalanche
Linda Smith – Imaginary Conversation

The Hawks – All The Young Men
Akiko Yano – What’s Got In Your Eyes?

Mumps – S.O.S.
Bates Motel – The Way Marlena Moves
Pushups – Pop Power
Tangled Shoelaces – Turn My Dial
The dB’s – Goin’ The Club

Snuffy – I Wanna Change My Life

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Show 465: 2021 Faves

Listen Up! is only going as far back as 2021 and playing some fave sounds from this past year (not a “best of” countdown…just a collection of fave “new” sounds from 2021). Two hours of fresh music (but with enough of the mold) from the past year.

Mdou Moctar – Chismiten
Ty Segall – Whisper
Large Plants – La Isla Bonita
Warm Drag – Your Thunder And Your Lightening

Rosali – Whatever Love
Bria- Dreaming My Dreams With You
Bill Callahan & Billy “Prince” Bonnie – OD’d In Denver

Reigning Sound – Oh Christine

SAULT – London Gangs
Leather Rats – A Marauding Gang of Seaside Mods
Arooj Aftab – Diya Hai (Feat. Badi Assad)
Ryley Walker – Shiva With Dustpan

The Airport 77s – Christine’s Coming Over
Amyl and The Sniffers – Hertz
Dinosaur Jr. – You Wonder
Cherry Fez – Dehyde Bride
St, Vincent – My Baby Wants A Baby

Lou Barlow – All You People Suck
Michael Hurley – Are You Here For The Festival
Marissa Nadler -Bessie, Did You Make It
Divine Horsemen – Any Day Now

Eleventh Day Dream – Look Out Below
Damon and Naomi – Oceans In Between
Dean Wareham – Under Skys

Tobacco City – Blue Raspberry
The Babe Rainbow – Ready For Tomorrow

Brigid Mae Power – One More Cup Of Coffee

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Show 464: The Show Where The Robot Fills In

It is an all new edition with my scrappy homemade robot filling in for me.


Swinging Pistons – I Love the Sound of Machines
Nash The Slash – In-a-gadda-da-vida
Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Satori 
Flower Travellin’ Band – Twenty-First Century Schizoid Man
King Crimson – Cat Food

Hawkwind – Robot
Ultravox! – I Want To Be A Machine
Janelle Monáe- Cybertronic Purgatory

Jenny Louise – Summer in the City
Pulsallama – Oui​-​Oui (A Canadian In Paris)
Edith Nylon – Femmes sous cellophane
April March and Olivia Jean -Allons-y

Ely Guerra– Tengo Frio
The Moonlighters – Resophonic Lullaby
Lata Mangeshkar – Ja Ri Ja Ri O Kari Badariya

The Android Sisters – Down On The Electric Farm
Adrian Belew – The Lone Rhinoceros
Tom Verlaine – Kingdom Come
Phil Manzanera – Big Day
Yung Wu – Return To Zion

Os Mutantes – Panis Et Circensis
The Ventures – Also Sprach Zarathstra
Langley Schools Music Project – Space Oddity

Nick Cave – Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built For Two)

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