Listen Up! Celebrates 200 Shows Image Who’s Who


Mika Fukui
Kazuhiko Kato

Nick DrakeFred Schneider – Cindy Wilson – Kate Pierson Iggy PopBob DylanVivian StanshallEdgar Allan PoeJoey Ramone Mark MothersbaughBrian WilsonGram ParsonsSly StoneKeith Richard

John Lydon  = – Aldous Huxley Keith Strickland – Ricky WilsonRobin – BatmanGene ClarkSandy Denny Herman MunsterAlbert HoffmanAndy Warhol Johnny Ramone -Tommy Ramone – Dee Dee RamoneAl AndersonShemp Howard Robert FrippRay Davies – Dave Davies –  MoondogNick ToschesMarcel Duchamp

Porter Wagoner – Sterling Morrison – Moe Tucker – Lou Reed – John CalePeter Stampfel – Steve WeberJack Lord – Link WraySun RaWoody GuthrieHomer SimpsonWanda Jackson Lenny – Squiggy – Marc BolanDoc Ellis

HR PufNStuffGeorge Harrison – John Lennon Mr. MarkRingo Starr – Paul McCartneyDoug SahmResidentDolores EricksonTom Casetta Snorky David BowieJoey WelzPoison Ivy  – Evel KneivelBrian Eno

Fleegle – BingoAliestar Crowley Kate BushSyd Barrett


Show 172: Stronger Than Dirt – Playlist and Archived Stream



Listen Up! is digging up those rock and roll sounds from it’s early roots, the golden age of garage, the punk explosion and beyond. It’s an afternoon filled with energy, grit, attitude and lots of fun.

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

Opening Theme

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

The Ardells – Stronger Than Dirt – Various: Tougher Than Stains – 1963
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Dropout Boogie –Safe as Milk – 1967
The Hammersmith Gorillas – You Really Got Me -Various: Glitterbest – UK Glam With Attitude 1971-1976 – 1974

The Human Beinz – Nobody But Me – Various: Pebbles Vol. 8 – 1967
The Customs – Long Gone – Various: Bloodstains Across The Midwest V- 1980
The Alarm Clocks – No Reason To Complain – Various: Back From The Grave – 1966
The Fall – The Container Drivers – Grotesque – 1980
Dave Berry – Don’t Give Me No Lip Child –Various:Mojo Presents The Roots Of The Sex Pistols (15 Tracks That Inspired A Revolution) – 1964
The Circus – Bad Seed – Various: Gravel Vol. 1 – 1967

The Chants – Hypnotized –Various: Gathering Of The Tribe – 1966
The Count Bishops – Ain’t Got You – Speedball – 1975
The Rolling Stones – Stoned –Singles Collection: The London Years – 1963
Muddy Waters – Tiger In Your Tank –The Chess Singles Collection ‎- 1960
Jimmy Reed – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – The Best Of Jimmy Reed – 1961

Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance –The Hearpen Singles – 1977
Rocket From The Tombs – Life Stinks –The Day The Earth Met The…-1975
Pressler/Morgan – You’re Gonna Watch Me –Datapanik In The Year Zero – 1977

George Brigman – Jungle Rot – Jungle Rot – 1975
Ozzie – Android Love – Android Love/Organic Gardening – 1977

Modern Lovers – Walk Up The Street – The Original Modern Lovers – 1972
The Flamin’ Groovies – Dog Meat –Grease – 1973
Link Wray – Comanche –Slinky! The Epic Sessions ’58-’61 ‎- 1959
Joy Division – No Love Lost –1977 – 1980 ‎- 1978

The Prisoners – Reaching My Head – Revenge Of The Prisoners – 1984
Tyme – Land Of 1,000 Dances – Various: Back From The Grave Volume 7 – 1967
Jolly Green Giants – Busy Body –Various: Teenage Shutdown Vol. 01 Jump Jive & Harmonize – 1966
John’s Children – Go Go Girl – The Complete John’s Children – 1967

The Sonics – You Got Your Head On Backwards –  Introducing The Sonics – 1967
The Del-Vettes – Last Time Around – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 – 1966
The Odds – I’ll Make You Sorry – Various: Battle Of The Garages, Vol. 2 – 1984
Billy Synth & The Turn Ups – I’m So Sick Of It – Disorderly Conduct – 1981

Classic Ruins – Geraldine I Need Money – Lassie Eats Chickens – 1986
Esquerita – Gettin’ Plenty Of Lovin’ – The Capitol Collection – 1959
Larry and The Blue Notes – In and Out –Various:Gathering Of The Tribe – 1966

Closing Theme

Silly Pillows – Groovy Tune – New Affections  – 1997

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Show 145: Afternoon Audio Impressions – Playlist and Archived Stream


Enter the labyrinth of music called Listen Up! and shine a beacon on the unsung, should-be-sung, and will-be-sung recordings that clutter the maze’s dusty corridors that crisscross time and continents.

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

Opening Theme
Man or Astroman? – Maximum Radiation Level – Experiment Zero – 1996

Cockney Rebel – Ritz – Pyschomodo -1974
David Bowie – After All – The Man Who Sold The World – 1970
Japan – Transmission – Adolescent Sex – 1978

Pooh Sticks – Heroes & Villains – The Pooh Sticks – 1988
Television Personalities – If I Could Write Poetry – Part-Time Punks: The Very Best of Television Personalities – 1982

Ex-Reverie – The Hanging Garden (The Cure cover) – Various: A Means To An End: The Music Of Joy Division – 1995
Kendra Smith – Heart and Soul (Joy Division cover) – Various: Perfect As Cats: A Tribute To The Cure – 2008

Joy Zipper – Check Out My New Jesus – Stereo and God – 2009
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six – Take It from the Man! – 1996
Trees – The Garden of Jane Delawney – The Garden Of Jane Delawney – 1970
The Kinks – Too Much On My Mind – Face To Face – 1966
Ron Davies – Lover and The Loved – Silent Song through the Land – 1970

Kraftwerk – Radioactivity – Radioactivity – 1975
Rockets – On The Road Again (Canned Heat cover) – On The Road Again – 1978
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Carousel – Peepshow – 1988
The Psychedelic Furs – All Of This And Nothing – Talk Talk Talk – 1981
Soft Boys – The Asking Tree – A Can of Bees – Invisible Hits – 1983

Tony Burrello – There’s A New Sound – Various: Only In America – 1953
Paul Revere and The Raiders – Orbit (The Spy) – Like, Long Hair – 1961
Jacco Gardner – Clear The Air – Cabinet of Curiosities – 2013
Temples – The Golden Throne – Sun Structures- 2014
Jonathan Rado – Oh, Suzanna! – Law and Order – 2013
Frank Zappa – Evelyn, A Modified Dog – One Size Fits All – 1975

Brian Eno – By This River – Before and After Science – 1977

Closing Theme

Silly Pillows – Groovy Tune – New Affections  – 1997

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xmas special

Every year Listen Up! features a seasonal Christmas show filled with holiday hoopla and weird and wonderful seasonal tunes  While spirited and at times invigorating, these are not traditional holiday singalong. Come on ye krispy kringles, ’tis the season, so step away from the button down world, deck the halls and have a cool yule of a time.  While all shows are archived and always ready from streaming, the podcast version is only up for a limited amount of time. In celebration of Christmas, these previous episodes will be available.

This year’s Christmas show happens on Monday, December 22nd from 2-4pm EST. Tune in live or catch on the stream or podcast (posted later that evening).

Links to podcasts

Bonus Holiday Episode: Another Cool Yule (2013)

Bonus Holiday Episode: Mr. Claus Is Rising (2012)


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Archived Halloween Shows Return to Podcast for Month Of October


Every year Listen Up! features a seasonal Halloween show filled with cool and slimy, zany obscuro rock and roll, graveyard stompers and assorted other tricks and treats.  While all shows are archived and always ready from streaming, the podcast version is only up for a limited amount of time. For the month of October, in celebration of Halloween, these previous episodes will be available.

Links to podcasts
Bonus – Episode 020: MONSTER AU-GO-GO

Bonus – Episode 069: IT’S A COOL GHOUL

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

The Listen Up! Radio Program is celebrating Thanksgivukkah on Monday, November 25th from 2-4pm EST with music as well as cooking a dish for the occasion.


Serves 10-12

4 medium sweet potatoes
4 tablespoons Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon
one 1-lb package wide egg noodles
6 eggs
¼ cup brown sugar
1 ½ lb full-fat cottage cheese
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to salt water for noodles
2 cups corn flakes
1 cup whole shelled pecan halves, coarsely chopped
¼ cup unsalted butter (½ stick)
¼ cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400°F.

– Wrap sweet potatoes individually in foil and roast in the oven until soft and completely cooked through, about 1 hour.
– Let cool completely. Peel skin off sweet potatoes using your hands (and a table knife, if it helps), then cut into slices and puree with the bourbon in a blender or food processor until completely smooth. This should yield about 3 cups of puree. If you yield more than 3 cups, set the excess aside for another use or discard.

– Lower oven to 350°F.

– In a pot of heavily salted water, cook the egg noodles al dente (about 5 minutes, or 2 minutes less than the package directions say). Pour into a colander to drain, running cold water over the noodles until they are cool to stop the cooking. Drain thoroughly.

– In a very large bowl, beat eggs, then add brown sugar and beat just until combined. Add cottage cheese, melted butter, and the sweet potato puree, then mix with a rubber spatula until combined. Finally, add salt and the cooked noodles, and mix with a spatula until combined.

– Pour noodle mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Bake uncovered for 50 minutes (if noodles start to brown during this time, cover your baking dish with foil).

– While kugel is baking, prepare the pecan topping: First, put the cornflakes in a Ziploc bag and crush with your hands. The cornflakes should be in small pieces, but not dust.
– Next, brown butter in a medium saucepan. When butter is brown, turn off your head and add sugar, chopped pecans and crushed cornflakes and stir with a spatula until just combined.

-After it has baked for the full 50 minutes, remove kugel from the oven and sprinkle pecan mixture on top in an even layer. Bake, uncovered, for another 30 minutes, or until set. If pecans start to brown before kugel is set, cover with foil.

Serve immediately.

Show 070: Remembering Lou Reed – Playlist and Archived Stream


This Monday (November 4th), Listen Up! remembers Lou Reed.

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

Opening Theme

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

Mic Break Music

Jimmy Castor ( Everything Man, The ) And The Jimmy Castor Bunch  ‎– Walk on The Wild Side –  Jimmy Castor (The Everything Man) And The Jimmy Castor Bunch – 1974
Velvet Underground – Guess I’m Falling In Love (Instrumental Version) – Another View – 1967

Jonathan Richman – Velvet Underground – I, Jonathan – 1992
Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man – The Velvet Underground & Nico – 1967
Velvet Underground – Ocean – VU – 1969
The Roughnecks – You’re Driving Me Insane – Various Artists: Yeah Yeah Yeah -1965
THe Beachnuts – Cycle Annie – Various Artists: Out of Sight! -1966

Lou Reed – Street Hassle – Street Hassle – 1978
Lou Reed – Men of Good Fortune – Berlin – 1973
Lou Reed – Billy – Sally Can’t Dance – 1974

Rainy Day – I’ll Be Your Mirror – 1984
Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes – The Velvet Underground – 1969
Lou Reed – Perfect Day – Transformer – 1972
Velvet Underground – Here She Comes Now – White Light/White Heat – 1968
David Bowie – White Light/White Heat –

Lou Reed – Kill Your Sons – Sally Can’t Dance – 1974
Lou Reed – Families – The Bells – 1979
Lou Reed – Sad Song – Berlin -1973
Lou Reed – Vicious – Transformer – 1972
Velvet Underground – Venus In Furs – The Velvet Underground & Nico – 1967

Lou Reed – Underneath The Bottle –  The Blue Mask – 1982
Velvet Underground – I Can’t Stand It – VU-  1969
Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane – !969 The Velvet Underground Live – 1969

Closing Theme
Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll – Loaded -1970

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Are You Ready To Testify!


The entire MC5 documentary is up. It’s a great rock film and has only been seen at a few preview screenings and on bootlegs. The director spent years making it and at the very last minute Wayne Kramer made a cash grab on the music licensing, preventing its official release. It’s sort of tragic and perfectly in sync with the bands seemingly doomed agenda. If you’ve always wondered what the fuss about the MC5 was, take some time to watch some of it. You might get blown away. Truly an exciting live act.

Show 050: Angrepp Av Svenskarna! – Playlist and Archived Stream

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This Monday (June 10th), it is another show that will satisfy you garage rock goobers. Listen Up! is diving into the new and old (but always NOW) rock and roll sounds from Sweden.

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Playlist (Artist -Title – Album – Year Of Song Release )

Opening Theme

Man or Astroman? – Maximum Radiation Level – 1996

Background Music

Skurkarna – A Crimewave Escapade – 2012

Annabee Nox – Bo Bo Boogie Pack – Pebbles Vol. 20 -1966
The Rumblers – Bopalina Bopalina Ow Mow Mow – Punch Drunk -1989
The Pushtwangers – She’s Blind (But I Don’t Mind) – Here We Go Again… -1986

The Sinners – When She Lies – From The Heart Down -1988

The Wyld Mammoths – Help That Girl – Help That Girl -1988

Sooner or Later – The Hammer -Pebbles Vol.26: The Continent Lashes Back! Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt. 2 – 196?
The Creeps – She’s Gone – Enjoy The Creeps -1986
The T-Bones – I Want You -Pebbles Vol.26: The Continent Lashes Back! Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt. 2 -1967
The Maryland Cookies – Don’t Lie To Me – Don’t Lie To Me/Into The Primative – 1986

The Nomads – Real Cool Time – Real Cool Time Distorted Sounds From The North -1984
The Kissettes – I Remember You -The song Ramones the Same – 2002
Screaming Dizbusters – This Ain’t The Summer of Love – This Ain’t The Summer of Love/ Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The Fire – 1986

Henry Fiat’s Open Sore – Quality Time With Dad -Mondo Blotto -2007
The Manikins – Get Up! – Agalmatophilia -2004
The Hives – Come On! -Lex Hives -2012
The Hellacopters – By The Grace of God -By The Grace Of God -2002
The Robots – In The Sign of The Octopus -We Are Everywhere -2004

The Hep Stars – Surfin’ Bird – Pebbles Vol. 20 -1966
The Madmen – Alfred E. Goes Surfin’ -Pebbles Vol.28: The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage, Beat, & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt.3 – 1965
The Surfites – Thou Shalt Drag -Big Pounder -2007
The Preachers – Thirty Nine Steps -A Real Cool Time Distorted Sounds From The North -1985

Problem – Higher Ground – A Real Cool Time Distorted Sounds From The North -1985
Highway Slugs – Just Another Loner -Brother In Love -1988
Union Carbide Productions – Cartoon Animal -In The Air Tonight -1989
The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Sister Surround -Behind The Music -2001

The Bottle Ups – Ramblin’ Wreckless Hobo -Frantic Saloon Hoedown -1985
The Slammers – Don’t Push Me Around -Raw Cuts Volume Two – Swedish Beat – 198?
Watermelon Men – Your Eyes – Four Stories By The -1985

Thee Gravemen – Hey There Pretty Baby -Thee Gravemen -2011
The Backdoor Men – Out of My Mind -Out Of My Mind -1985
The Stomachmouths – Don’t Put Me Down – Wild Trip – 1987

Sator – Pigvalley Beach -Oh Mama -1988
Cornflake Zoo – Hey Conductor -Hey Conductor / I See You -1985
The Melvins – The Man Down There -Pebbles Vol.26: The Continent Lashes Back! Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt. 2 -196?
Wilmer X – Motorbike Drivin’ -Downward Bound -1986

Hidden Charms – Please Give Me Something -A Real Cool Time Distorted Sounds From The North -1985

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