Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Retro Mix Playlist For 10/15/10

Show theme: Classic Alternative

On this week's show, I was joined by my friend Denise who shared some of her favorite classic alternative songs as well.  In between tunes, Denise and I had some fun exchanges and told stories as they related to the music we played.   Some of the stories/topics included:

How the front and rear cover art for the Tripping Daisy album I Am an Elastic Firecracker scared the hell out of me. Click (if you dare) on the link and see if it has the same effect on you. 

The story of the trouble I experienced getting tickets for the R.E.M. "Monster tour and how the rear stage seats me and my friends had to settle for weren't as bad as I thought they would be.

Denise shared a story of how she wound up with a cartoon-sized lump on her head after being kicked by a crowd surfer at a Jane's Addiction concert in 1997

I mentioned that John Doe (lead singer/bassist for the band X) went on to have a movie career, appearing in such films as "Great Balls of Fire" and " Road House".  I also presented my theory that if you turn your TV to the cable channel AMC at any given time, you have a 33.6% chance of catching "Road House".

We talked how alternative music is such a wide-ranging genre that it's sometimes hard to define.

Denise explained how the Pearl Jam song "Footsteps" and the Temple of the Dog tune "Times of Trouble" are essentially the same track.

Suffice it to say, I had a lot of fun having Denise on the show.  Because 3 hours is not even close to enough time to fit in all the great classic alternative tunes we wanted to, Denise will be joining me again on 10/22. The Retro Mix airs Fridays from 6-9 pm EST on WKUF LP, 94.3 FM.  If you live outside the WKUF listening area, you can hear us online by visiting the URL below and clicking on the "Listen" link at the top of the page:

6 pm hour

New Year’s Day- U2
Rusty Cage- Soundgarden
What A Life- Juliana Hatfield
The Killing Moon- Echo & the Bunnymen
End of A Century- Blur
Shoplifters of the World Unite- The Smiths
Rocketpop- Tripping Daisy

The Guestbook segment:
Left of Center- Suzanne Vega (features Joe Jackson on piano)

She- Green Day
Blitzkrieg Bop- The Ramones
I Burn- The Toadies
Message of Love- The Pretenders
Blister In the Sun- Violent Femmes
Why Bother?- Weezer
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding- Elvis Costello
Making Plans for Nigel- XTC

7 pm hour

Been Caught Stealing- Jane’s Addiction
Uncertain Smile- The The
Pictures of You- The Cure
Cannonball- The Breeders
Complete Control- The Clash
Laid- James
When Love Breaks Down- Prefab Sprout

Common Thread segment: Covers
Higher Ground- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Top of the World- Shonen Knife
Ring of Fire- Wall of Voodoo
Mrs. Robinson- The Lemonheads

Strange Currencies- R.E.M.
Monkey Gone to Heaven- The Pixies
Gravity Talks- Green On Red

8 pm hour

Lump- The Presidents of the United States of America
Johnny Hit and Run Paulene- X
Violet- Hole
She's A Beauty- The Tubes
Drive- Blind Melon
Loser- Beck
Going Underground- The Jam
A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)- Romeo Void

On the Flip Side segment:
Footsteps- Pearl Jam (B-side to "Jeremy")

Love Is the Drug- Roxy Music
She Bangs On the Drums- The Stone Roses
Pretend We're Dead- L7
Mirror In the Bathroom- The English Beat
Pennyroyal Tea- Nirvana

The Retro Mix Videos of the Week: Cannonball by The Breeders and When Love Breaks Down by Prefab Sprout


1 comment:

pjazzypar said...

Cool show last week. I will be tuning in for installment 2.

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