Show 421: Shaking The Snow Globe

Shaking up the sounds to create swirling wonderland of music for your mid week mid afternoon escape. 

Black Phoebe – Saturn Rising
Morton Valence – Skyline Change/Genders Blur
Wooden Shjips- These Shadows
Neil Merryweather And Lynn Carey – Five Days On The Trail

Farmer Dave & The Wizards Of The West – Right Vibration
Pearl Charles – Only For Tonight

The Bangles – Anna Lee (Sweetheart Of The Sun)
The Gabriels – Loose Canyon
Cherry Fez – What We Leave Behind

Sima Bina – Naz Kardanet Vaveyla
Nev Cottee – Oslo
The B-52’s – Nip It In The Bud
Sparks – Lawnmower

Love – A House Is Not A Motel
The Byrds – Everybody’s Been Burned
Simon Joyner & The Fallen Men – You Don’t Know Me
My Darling Clementine – Indoor Fireworks
Lois Volta – The Con
The Zombies – Brief Candles

The Minus 5 – Song For Peter Tork
The Hanging Stars – (I’ve Seen) The Summer In Her Eyes
The Lost Doves – She’s Waking Up To Close Her Eyes
Emma Swift – Simple Twist of Fate

The McKinleys – Sweet and Tender Romance
The Misunderstood – I Can Take You To The Sun
Barbara & Ernie – Play With Fire

Barry Gibb, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings- Butterfly [feat. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings]

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Show 420: Sylvain Sylvain

Today Listen Up! remembers Sylvain Sylvain. Music from the New York Dolls, influences. covers and related material.

New York Dolls – Trash
Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business
New York Dolls – Dance Like A Monkey
Sylvain Sylvain – 14th Street Beat
New Bomb Turks – Bad Girl

The Batusis – Blues’s Theme
New York Dolls – Frankenstein

Johnny Holiday Orchestra – Courageous Cat Theme
Sonny Boy Williamson – Don’t You Start Me Talkin’
Criminals – The Kids Are Back
New York Dolls – Pirate Love
The Fuzztones – Babylon

The Coasters – Bad Detective
David Johansen – Cool Metro
Sylvain Sylvain & The Criminals – Without You
New York Dolls – Puss ‘n’ Boots

Sonic Youth – Personality Crisis
Sylvain Sylvain & She Wolves – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Gary “US” Bonds – Seven Day Weekend
New York Dolls – Funky But Chic
Sylvain Sylvain – What’s That Got To Do With Rock ‘n’ Roll

New York Dolls – Jet Boy (1973 Demo)
The Jayhawks – Stranded In The Jungle
Poison Idea – Vietnamese Baby
New York Dolls – Cause I Sez So

Sylvain Sylvain – Teenage News
Redd Kross – Puss ‘n’ Boots
New York Dolls – Private World
Sylvain Sylvain – Society Makes Me Sad
Big Joe Turner – Lipstick, Powder And Paint

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Show 419: ? +?=

Another mid-week, mid-afternoon afternoon of music filed treats and surprises on Listen Up!

Sonic Youth – Youth Against Fascism
Monks – I Hate You
David Bowie – It’s No Game (Part 2)
John Lennon – Crippled Inside

Quintron and Miss Pussycat – You Made It Weird
The Dirtbombs – Trainwreck
Shocking Blue – Love Machine
Lothar and The Hand People – L-O-V-E (Ask For It By Name)

Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head
The Stooges – TV Eye
George Brigman – Jungle Rot
The Groundhogs – Cherry Red
Endless Boogie – Back In ’74

Dean and Britta – I’m So Bored With The USA
The Seekers – The Carnival Is Over
Donovan – Sadness
Damon – Don’t You Feel Me
Kaleidoscope – To Know Is Not To Be

Half Japanese – U.S. Teens Are Spoiled Bums
The Velvet Underground – Foggy Notion
Hot 8 Brass Band – Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Ex – That’s Not A Virus
Christina – He Dines Out On Death
Dickens Royal Incarnation – Ange de Lune

Creem Circus – The Wanderer
Redd Kross – 1976
Coloured Balls – Mama Don’t You Get Me Wrong
Cryan Shames – Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones
St. John’s Alliance – Don’t Want To Wait
Gerry and The Pacemakers – It’s Gonna Be Alright

Edgar Broughton Band – Out Demons Out

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Show 418: The Revolution Will Be Reissued (2020 Edition)

Wrapping up the look back at 2020 music wise on the next Listen Up!“ The Revolution Will Be Reissued – Fave reissues of 2020”. Hear selections from reissues, compilations, live albums, lost recordings, expanded releases and more.

Beverly Glenn-Copeland – River Dreams
PJ Harvey – Dress (Demo)
Joni Mitchell – The Circle Game (Live at The 2nd Fret, Philadelphia, PA, 11/1966)
Neil Young – Love Is A Rose

Deep Purple – Help
J.K. & Co. – Land Of Sensations & Delights
The Zombies – I’ll Call You Mine

Group Nine – Days of a Quiet Sun
Absolute Grey – Remorse
JUJU & The Space Rangers – Plastic

Patrick Cowley – Papa Wuzza Rollinston (Vocal)
Use No Hooks – Do The Job
Pylon – Modern Day Fashion Woman (Version 1 Razz Tape)

Rustem Quiliyev – efqan musiqisi
The Shaggs – Wipe Out
Ihsan Al-Munzer – Girls of Iskandariah
Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers – Once There Was No Sun
Paritosh Seal – Thumri

Wylde Ratttz – I’m Not Screwin’ Around
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
Brood – The Roach

Elke Brooks – Be Not Notty
Huggy Bear – Her Jazz
Little Girls – Earthquake Song

Game Theory – Inverness

Jason Molina – Whisper Away
Early Day Miners – Blue Casino

Grateful Dead – To Lay Me Down

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Show 417: 2020 Faves

Listen Up! is only going as far back as 2020 and playing some fave sounds from this past year (not a “best of” countdown…just a collection of fave “new” sounds from 2020). Two hours of fresh music (but with enough of the mold) from the past year.

Half Japanese – Wondrous Wonder
Scott The Hoople – All Strung Together
Foxycontin – Alive In Interesting Times
The Exbats – Funny Honey

Soccer Mommy – Royal Screw Up
Kelly Lee Owens & John Cale – Corner Of My Sky ft. John Cale

Shabaka and the Ancestors – Behold, the Deceiver

U.S. Girls – 4 American Dollars
Don Bryant – Is It Over
The Mountain Goats – Bell Swamp Connection
Josephine Foster – Love Letter

HC McEntire – Houses of The Holy
Karl Blau- The Sand
Bill Callahan – Pigeons
Waxahatchee – The Eye

John Foxx and The Maths – Howl
The Sun Ra Arkestra – Rocket #9
Brigid Dawson and The Mothers Network – When My Day of the Crone Comes

Sparks – Stravinsky’s Only Hit
Yo La Tengo – Smile A Little Smile For Me
Six Organ of Admittance – Words of Two
Matthew “Doc” Dunn – Cold Wind

Tyler Keith – The Last Drag
The Howling Hex – Lies
Mt. Vengeance – Blue Sky Sprite

The Special Pillow – 1921

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Show 416: Krispy Kringles and Cool Yules

An afternoon excuse for a holiday hoopla filled with weird and wonderful seasonal tunes is right here. While spirited and at times invigorating, these are not traditional holiday singalong. Grab the nog, sport the reindeer antlers, trim the tree and join the party.

Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire – Pete Townsend’s Christmas
The Crew Cuts – Dance Mr. Snowman Dance
Bunnygrunt – Seasons Freaklings
The Untamed Youth – Santa’s Gonna Shut ‘Em Down

Fleshtones- Super Rock Santa
The Bellrays – Poor Old Rudolph
Joe Loco Quintet – Rudolph
Al And The Vibrators – Merry Christmas
The Enchanters – Mambo Santa Mambo

Palmyra Delran – Coal In My Fishnet Stocking
The Boss Martians – It’s Xmas Time
Pointed Sticks – Power Pop Santa
Quiet Sunday – Every Day Is Christmas
Nick Frater – Wash Your Hands Of Christmas
Neil Innes – Dear Father Christmas

The Sharp & The Flats – Sleigh Bells
The Qualities – It’s Christmas Time
Hasil Adkins – Santa Claus Boogie
The Davis Sisters – The Christmas Boogie

Santa Sabbath – Frosty The Snowman
JD McPherson – Bad Kid
The Candy Mountain Boys – It’s A Hillbilly Xmas
Thristy Dave’s Western Caravan – Psycho

Robert Fripp – Silent Night
Future Shock – Santa Left Us Microchips for Xmas
Bruce Haack – I Like Christmas
Esquivel – Here Comes Santa Claus

Jim Diamond’s Pop Monsoon – Christmas In Detroit
The Bad Girls – Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag
The dB’s – Holiday Spirit
The Dollyrots – Because I’m Santa

Jad Fair and Naotumi Ishimaru – Santa’s Knee
Leslie Millner & The Brentford Harmonics – Fashion Xmas
Anton Barbeau – Xmas Song
Binky Griptite – Stone Soul Christmas
St. James and The Apostles – When Was Jesus Born (Last Month Of The Year)

NRBQ – Christmas Wish

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Show 415: Snow Day Activity


Yoko Ono – Listen The Snow Is Falling
The Tripwires – Waiting For The Snow
Guided By Voices – Doughnut For A Snowman
Esquivel -Snowfall

Explosions in the Sky – Snow And Lights
My Bloody Valentine – Soft a Snow (But Warm Inside)

Judy Henske & Jerry Yester – Snowblind
The Rolling Stone – Winter

Purple Mountains – Snow Is Falling Manhattan
Galaxie 500 – Snowstorm
Neil Young – Winterlong
The Pentangle – Rain and Snow
Emmylou Harris – Roses In The Snow

Harry Nilsson – Listen, The Snow Is Falling
Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow
Bjork – Frosti
Mercury Rev – Snowflake In A Hot World
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Fifty Feet Of Pure White Snow
Vashti Bunyan – Winter Is Blue
Elliott Smith – Angel In The Snow
Belle and Sebastian – Fox In The Snow
Wendy and Bonnie – The Winter Is Cold

Galaxie 500 – Listen , The Snow Is Falling

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Show 414: Activity Fun

It’s a fun activity! A freeform stew of music filled goo for your mid-week, mid-afternoon enjoyment.

Strapping Fieldhands – Ben Franklin Airbath
Rocket from the Tombs – Spooky
Richard Hell & The Voivoids – You Gotta Lose
Saâda Bonaire – This Is A Man’s Man’s World

Kak – Lemonade Kid
David Nance – Save Me Some Tears
Porter Wagoner – Waldo The Weirdo

The Rudy Schwartz Project – Carry Me Back to the Good Ol’ U.S.A.
The Bonzo Dog Band – You Done My Brain In
Robert Fripp – Disengage II

Brass Buttons – Hell Will Take Care of Her
The Blue Van – Don’t Leave Me Blue
Allahs-Las – Light Yearly
Warphphle – Going Down
The Motives – The Chair

Snakefinger – Trashing All The Loves of History
Rockfour – Route 66
Blue Oyster Cult – Transmaniacon MC
Black Cab – New Speedway Boogie
Glass Sun – Silence Of The Morning
The Original Sins – Kill The Buddha

The Slits – Love Und Romance
Tapper Zukie – Man Ah Warrior
Coo Coo Rockin’ Time – Plenty of Room on the Radio
Sunwatchers w/Eugene Chadbourne – This Ain’t No Picnic
Minutemen – Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love

The Soft Boys – Sandra’s Having Her Brain Out
Sparks – Equator
David E. Williams -What’s Your Scene, Jellybean
David Cassidy – How Can I Be Sure
Flo & Eddie – Keep It Warm

Fred Lane & His Desheveled Monkeybiters – I’m Gonna To Hell (When I Die)

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Show 413: All Ears on Georgia

All eyes and ears are on Georgia and thus a radio salute.

Yep, two hours of music from the State of Georgia.

Hear known and obscure nuggets, pebbles, and peaches crossing genres and time.

James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It , Get Involved
The Woogles – Take It To The People
Joe South – Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Love Tractor – Highland Sweetheart
Guadalcanal Diary – Trial of Tears
Buddy’s Buddies – Tell Me What I See
LIttle Phil & The Night Shadows – The Way It Used To Be

The Nightporters – Mona Lisa
Dreams So Real – Everywhere Girl
Elf Power – Jane
Circulatory System – The Pillow
Deerhunter – Spring Hall Convert

LIttle Richard – Bama Lama, Bama Loo
Beethoven 4 – Sets My Soul On Fire
Chickasaw Mudd Puppies – McIntosh
Black Lips – Boys In Wood
The Rock A Teens – Carla Anne

Thirteen-One-Eleven – My Bible Is The Latest TV Guide
Vic Chestnutt – Supernatural
Michael Stipe – Drive To The Ocean
Opal Foxx Quartet – Blue Exception

Pylon – Crazy
Kevin Dunn – Cars and Explosions
The B-52’s – Rock Lobster (Db Records version)
The Coathangers – Stop Stomp Stompin’

Otis Redding (with The Pinetoppers) – Shout Bamalama
The Spontaneous Combustions – Up In My Mind
Primitons – Seeing Is Believing
R.E.M. – Exhuming McCarthy

Gene Marshall – Jimmy Carter Says Yes

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