Tuesday, January 29

"Get Well Soon" 1/29/2013

Or download the program here: https://ia801902.us.archive.org/2/items/Toppers1292013/Toppers%201%2029%202013.mp3

 A miraculous hour of healing music. Features tunes from the one but not only David Bowie, forgotten Detroit soul man Darondo, clammy '50s Finnish chanteuse Pirkko Jaakkola, the Ohio-lovin' Kenny Roberts and the Pinetoppers, Thai pre-funksketeers Rungpetch Lamsing, crossover hop hoppers EPMD, the lovely Barbara Lynn, instru-mentalpatients the Mar-Keys, South African white poppy bunch Four Jacks and a Jill, and many other chart-eradicating artists of Today.

Leads off with an excerpt from Dion Mcgregor, who found brief fame in the 1960s due to recordings friends had made of him talking in his sleep.

Wednesday, January 23

"Live from the Land Beyond Space & Time" 1/22/2013


This entire show broadcast live from the Land Beyond Space and Time-- featuring one long interrupted song straight from another dimension. Are you intrepid enough to listen to the entire broadcast?

Performed live at Boston Free Radio's studio using gong, acoustic guitar, samples, synthesizers, radio, metal strings, zither, thundertube, child's water-valve trumpet, regular trumpet, tapes, bongo, and stapler by Roger Hucek.  Opens with "The World's Slowest Line" by Peter Ball's project Apartment One, a track off the 1996 cassette. Closes with "Who Rotten 'Em" by Slick Rick.

Tuesday, January 8

"Kids Say the Darndest Things" 1/8/2013


A musical focus on early '60s Brits Joe Meek and Helen Shapiro, as well as some pleasant no wave.

The Reverend Toad-Eater "Alden Street" (Blorp Essette/ L.A. Free Music Society)
M "Pop Muzik"
Trini Lopez "If I Had  Hammer" (Trini Lopez's Best Sellers)
Sounds Incorporated "Keep Moving + Order of the Keys" *A/B sides of a Joe Meek 45"
Tony Randall and Jack Klugman "You're So Vain" (The Odd Couple Sings)
The Contortions " I Can't Stand Myself" (No New York)
Leroy Anderson "The Typewriter Song"
Sparks "When I'm With You [LP version]" (Terminal Jive)
Michael Cox "You're Only Young Once" *Another Joe Meek-produced song
Terry Stafford "Amarillo By Morning" (Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?)
Helen Shapiro "I Don't Care"
Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing" (Dire Straits)
Notekillers "Clock Wise" (Notekillers 1977-81)
Helen Shapiro "Don't Treat Me Like a Child"
Debris' "Leisurely Waiting" (Static Disposal)
Rumpletilskinz "Mushroom Talk" (What is a Rumpeltilskin?)