Monday, May 3, 2010

April 30, 2010 Show

Fun show. New music from Jason & the Scorchers and the Hoodoo Gurus. The second hour was all about the guns.

Beat Surrender Podcast: April 30, 2010 Show (Part 1) [Start > Pixies - 72 min]
Beat Surrender Podcast: April 30, 2010 Show (Part 2) [Jesus & Mary Chain > End - 64 min]

Playlist for April 30:

The Jam - Beat Surrender (1982)
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The Ramones - Let’s Go (1980)
The Thermals - I Let it Go (2009)
Paul Weller - Come On/Let’s Go (2005)
Cheap Trick - Come On, Come On (1977)
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Jason & The Scorchers - Mona Lee (2010)
The Monkees - Mary, Mary (1967)
Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy (2001)
R.E.M. - Crazy (1987)
Public Image Limited - Seattle (1987)
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[This Week in Punk Rock History, 1980: X release debut]
X - Los Angeles (1980)
The Germs - Lexicon Devil (1978)
The Bodeans - Ultimately Fine (1986)
Dream Syndicate - Tell Me When It's Over (1982)
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Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio (1978)
Ebba Grön - Det Måste Vara Radion (1979)
Hoodoo Gurus - You've Got Another Thing Coming (2010)
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THEME HOUR: GUNS
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The Clash - Tommy Gun (1978)
The Pixies - There Goes My Gun (1989)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Blues From A Gun (1989)
The Cramps - Bikini Girls With Machine Guns (1990)
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The Long Ryders - Gunslinger Man (1987) (buy album)
Uncle Tupelo - Gun (1991)
Guadalcanal Diary - Country Club Gun (19860
Peter Case - Put Down the Gun (1989)
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The Jam - The Eton Rifles (1979)
Gang of Four - Armalite Rifle (1980)
Mission Of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver (1981)
The Connells - Get a Gun (1990)
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Throwing Muses - Bright Yellow Gun (1995)
Johnny Cash - Don't Take Your Guns To Town (1958)
Squeeze - Annie Get Your Gun (1982)
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The Alarm - 68 Guns (1984)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 9, 2010 Show

Brand new Hoodoo Gurus tonight. And an all Aussie second hour in celebration. And a Pistols cut for Malcolm McClaren . . .

Beat Surrender Podcast: April 9, 2010 Show (Part 1)[Start > Hunters & Collectors - 68 min]
Beat Surrender Podcast: April 9, 2010 Show (Part 2) [Easybeats > End - 50 min]

Playlist for April 9:

The Jam - Beat Surrender (1982)
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The Jam - 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street (1978)
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Mighty Sparrow (2010)
The Clash - Spanish Bombs (1979)
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper - Gonna Put My Face On A Nuclear Bomb (1986) (buy album)
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Hoodoo Gurus - Crackin’ Up (2010)
The Modern Lovers - She Cracked (1976)
Big Dipper - She’s Fetching (1987)
Wilco - I Got You (At The End Of The Century) (1996)
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[This Week in Punk Rock History, 1980: The Blasters release debut]
The Blasters - Marie Marie (1980)
The Knitters - The Call Of The Wreckin' Ball (1985)
X - 4th of July (1987)
Sex Pistols - Liar (1977)
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Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone (1983)
Teddybears - Get Mama a House (2010)
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THEME HOUR: ALL AUSSIE
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Hoodoo Gurus - What’s My Scene? (1987)
Hunters & Collectors - Is There Anybody In There? (1986)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - We Call Upon The Author (2008)
The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind (1967)
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The Saints - (I'm) Misunderstood
(1978) (buy album)
The Divinyls - Boys In Town (1983)
The Church – Tantalized (1986)
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Died Pretty - Blue Sky Day (1986)
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine (1990)
The Vines - Get Free (2002)
The Go-Betweens - Spring Rain (1986)
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Radio Birdman - Aloha Steve & Danno (1977)
Celibate Rifles - Jesus On TV (1987)
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Lime Spiders - Slave Girl (1985)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 19, 2010 Show -- R.I.P. Alex Chilton

Abbreviated show this week. Paid tribute to the late, great Alex Chilton. Thank you, friend.

Beat Surrender Podcast: March 19, 2010 Show [72 min]

Playlist for March 19:

The Jam - Beat Surrender (1982)
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The Replacements - Alex Chilton (1987)
The Box Tops - The Letter (1967)
Big Star - September Gurls (1974)
Wilco - Thirteen (1998)
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Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me (Alternate Mix) (1972)
The Posies - Feel (1992)
Evan Dando - The Ballad of El Goodo (1995)
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[This Week in Punk Rock History, 1977: The Ramones cry censorship]
The Ramones - Carbona Not Glue (1977)
Gun Club - She's Like Heroin to Me (1981)
Gang of Four - Ether (1979)
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Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back (1984)
The Beatles - She Said She Said (1966)
The Smiths - What She Said (1984)
Rhett Miller - I Need to Know Where I Stand (2009)
Big Star - I'm in Love with a Girl (1974) (buy album)
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Big Star - In the Street (Alternate Mix) (1972)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 12, 2010 Show

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day this week with an all Irish theme hour. Also had a special guest in the studio -- my son joined me for part of the 2nd hour. My Bloody Valentine got cut in the recording process. Song available below.

Beat Surrender Podcast:
March 12, 2010 Show (Part 1)[Start > Flogging Molly - 73 min]
Beat Surrender Podcast: March 12, 2010 Show (Part 2) [Thin Lizzy > End - 46 min]

Playlist for March 12:


The Jam - Beat Surrender (1982)

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X - Johnny Hit and Run Paulene (1980)

Beastie Boys - Johnny Ryall (1989)

The Pixies - Crackity Jones (Live) (2009)

The Jam - David Watts (1979)

The Kinks - Till the End of the Day (1965)

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The Feelies - What Goes On (1988)

Jonathan Richman - Velvet Underground (1992)

The Velvet Underground - I Can't Stand It (1969)

Wilco - Can't Stand It (1999)

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[This Week in Punk Rock History, 1980: Premiere of Clash movie "Rude Boy"]
The Clash - I'm So Bored with the U.S.A. (1979)
Billy Bragg - Help Save the Youth of America (1986)
Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
The Ramones - You're Gonna Kill that Girl (1977)
The Reigning Sound - Is it True? (2009)
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The Stooges - Search and Destroy (1973)
Mojo Nixon - Destroy All Lawyers (1990)
Hoodoo Gurus - I Was a Kamikaze Pilot (1984)
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THEME HOUR: GET YOUR IRISH UP
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The Pogues - The Sunny Side of the Street (1990)
Flogging Molly - Lightning Storm (2008)
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep (1991) (buy album)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976)
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Cactus World News - Worlds Apart (1986) (buy album)
U2 - Satellite of Love (1992)
Them - Gloria (1965)
The Urges - You Don't Look So Good (2008)
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The Undertones - Teenage Kicks (1979)
That Petrol Emotion - Big Decision (1987)
The Boomtown Rats - Up All Night (1982)
Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device (1979)
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The Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon (1985)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 5, 2010 Show

Well folks, the show has officially made a comeback. And to commemorate the comeback, we devoted the second hour as a celebration of all things "beat." We had to cut out a song in the podcast during the recording process (Alejandro Escovedo's cover of Gun Club's "Sex Beat"), but I made that song available below. Enjoy. It's good to be back.

Beat Surrender Podcast: March 5, 2010 Show (Part 1)[Start > Gun Club - 65 min]
Beat Surrender Podcast: March 5, 2010 Show (Part 2) [Revillos > End - 57 min]

Playlist for March 5:

The Jam - Beat Surrender (1982) (buy album)
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R.E.M. - Begin the Begin (1986)
Cracker - Show Me How This Thing Works (2009)
The Ramones - We Want the Airwaves (1981)
Sam Cooke - Having a Party (1962)
The Smiths - Panic (1987)
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Wilco - Wilco (The Song) (2009)
Public Image Ltd. - Public Image (1978)
The Monkees - (Theme From) The Monkees (1966)
The Clash - Clash City Rockers (1979)
The Fleshtones - Jet Set Fleshtones (2008)
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[This Week in Punk Rock History, 1981: The Buzzcocks break up]
The Buzzcocks - Orgasm Addict (1978)
The Fall - Mr. Pharmacist (1986)
Joy Division - Transmission (1979)
Husker Du - Could You Be the One? (1987) -- [by request]
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THEME HOUR: CELEBRATING ALL THINGS "BEAT"
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Joe Jackson - Beat Crazy (1980)
Gun Club - Sex Beat (1981)
Alejandro Escovedo - Sex Beat (1999) (buy album)
The Revillos - Motorbike Beat (1980)
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The Replacements - Heartbeat--It's a Lovebeat (1984)
Wire - Heartbeat (1978)
Jack Kerouac - The Beat Generation (1959)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - The Beat (1978)
Sonny and Cher - The Beat Goes On (1967)
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The English Beat - Twist and Crawl (1980)
The Beat Farmers - There She Goes Again (1985)
The Ramones - Beat on the Brat (1976)
Fat Boys - Human Beat Box (1984)
Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat (2007)
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Julianna Hatfield - Universal Heart-Beat (1995)
Lou Barlow - Faith in Your Heartbeat (2009)
The Go-Go's - We Got the Beat (Live) (1981)
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The Raindogs - May Your Heart Keep Beating (1990)

Hello There, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Are you ready or not? The show has returned!

Fridays, 6-8pm. Podcasts and playlists to be posted here.

Listen live here: http://wqri.rwu.edu/live.php

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

On Hiatus

Well, folks, it's been a busy spring. And ever since the show got moved from Friday to Thursday, it's been tough to keep up. So we're going on a little hiatus. Shows will be sporadic and occasional from here on out (maybe one show a month), at least until the summer. I'll announce upcoming shows here and post the podcast after the fact. Past shows and songs aren't going anywhere. I'll leave them up for the foreseeable future.

I'll leave you with one of my (many) favorite songs. It's somewhat fitting for the occasion, but above all, it's just a great, great song. Just one of those songs that rises above all its little imperfections to approach perfection. Enjoy and I will see you around.

The Bevis Frond - Lights Are Changing (buy album)