RADIO RPB #026

RADIO RPB #026 • September 7, 2018
Season 1 closer

Set List
The Breakaways – That’s How It Goes
Dr. Horse – Crazy Beat
Rockpile – Three Time Loser
Clefs Of Lavender Hill – Stop! Get A Ticket
Joe Jeffrey Group – My Pledge of Love
Alex Chilton – The EMI Song (Smile For Me)
Jon Brion – Ruin My Day
The Everly Brothers – Long Time Gone
Robyn Hitchcock – So You Think You’re In Love
Alvin Cash & The Crawlers – Twine Time (mono)
Al Bowlly – You’re A Sweetheart

RADIO RPB Archives at Mixcloud
https://www.mixcloud.com/RPBCreative/

Spotify Playlist (updated Weekly)
goo.gl/ceuJqE

RADIO RPB #025

Radio RPB #25

Set List
The Move – Fire Brigade (BBC version)
Eddie Floyd – Big Bird
Animals – Inside Looking Out
Richie Barrett – Some Other Guy
The Stranglers – Tank
Magazine – Definitive Gaze
The Flies – All Hung Up (demo)
Teenage Fanclub – About You (acoustic)
Bill Lloyd – I Went Electric
Craig Chesler – All In All

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist.

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

RADIO RPB #024

RADIO RPB #24 • August 24, 2018
Set List
The Sloppy Joes – Girl With the Light in Her Eyes
The Figgs – Powder King
Treeberrys – (Ah, Ah) Just Can’t Wait
The Milkshakes – Please Don’t Tell My Baby
Don Gardner – My Baby Likes To Boogaloo
The Young Rascals – Love Is a Beautiful Thing
Carl Perkins – Sweethearts or Strangers
13th Floor Elevators – Slip Inside This House
Ray Charles – Funny But I Still Love You
Dusty Springfield – Just A Little Lovin’ (Early In The Mornin’)
XTC – Frivolous Tonight
The Beach Boys – Transcendental Meditation

Sloppy Joes 45 on Diesel Only is the first released recorded effort by Michael Shelley. Michael is still making fine music and continues to host his inspiring  radio show on WFMU.

Powder King released on 45 by The Figgs in 1993 predates the version they re-recorded for their Banda Macho LP three years. I leave you to decide which version is better, but what do you think I would spin? Produced by The Dictators’ Andy Shernoff.

Japan’s wonderful Treeberrys describe themselves as Garage Pop and that is perfect.

I’ve been listening to The Beach Boys Friends album a lot, and Transcendental Meditation is the albums’ closing track. It hit me some time ago that although the song and release predate (second time I’ve used predate in this blog post, now three) the existence of NRBQ, it’s a dead-ringer. Score one for Mike Love!

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist.

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

RADIO RPB #023

RADIO RPB #023 • August 17, 2018
Set List
Lloyd Price – Where You At
The Kane Triplets – Theme From Mission Impossible
The Buckinghams – And Our Love
The Monkees – Birth of an Accidental Hipster
Otis Rush – You Know My Love
Lew Lewis Reformer – Do Just What You Want
The Yayhoos – What Are We Waiting For
Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis – It Came from the South
Chet Atkins – Heartaches
The Paley Brothers – I Heard The Bluebirds Sing
The Kinks – Time Song
Aretha Franklin – Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hands)

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist.

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

RADIO RPB #022

RADIO RPB #022 • August 10, 2018

Set List
Music Explosion – Sunshine Games
The Who – Out In The Street
The Jam – But I’m Different Now
The Vertebrats – Left In The Dark
The Zombies – She’s Coming Home
Blues Magoos – Gotta Get Away
The Vipers – Tears (Only Dry)
The Prime Movers – True To Me
The Mamas & The Papas – Dedicated To The One I Love
Nino Tempo & April Stevens – Sea Of Love/Dock Of The Bay
The Fuzzy Bunnies – No Good To Cry

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist.

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

RADIO RPB #021

RADIO RPB #021 • August 3, 2018

Set List
The Rattlers – On The Beach
The Tonettes – Teardrop Sea
David Bean – My Imagination
Mickey Jupp – You’ll Never Get Me Up In One Of Those
Danny Gatton Band – Love Is What You Need
Gerry & The Pacemakers – I’m The One
Mina – No Per Qualche Nota In Più
Dion – Drip Drop
Carl Perkins – Your True Love (Speed Corrected)
Splitsville – Tears Are Cool

I was a devoted fan of The Uncle Floyd Show in 1979 and The Rattlers pop up on show often. While I had no idea who The Rattlers were, I liked their songs, sound and energy. They ran a :30 TV spot advertising their On The Beach 45 and I picked it up as soon as I saw it in a record shop – likely my first record purchase of a “local band.” The Rattlers, of course,  were led by Mickey Leigh who has continued to produce interesting music and also wrote the very funny and very  moving “I Slept With Joey Ramone.”

Carl Perkins’ Your True Love is a favorite of mine, and in my view it’s one of the blueprints that The Beatles would use to construct early backup vocal style. You can’t miss it. As originally released, the track’s speed was increased, probably to make the song sound faster and Carl sound younger. It always made it sound like a Chipmunks record to me, so I’ve take the liberty of slowing the original track down to normal speed, because I care.

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist.

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

Rattlers :30 TV spot for On The Beach 45

RADIO RPB #020

RADIO RPB #020 • July 28, 2018

Set List
The Monkees – Porpoise Song
The Left Banke – Dark Is The Bark
Graham Gouldman – Bus Stop
The Bobby Fuller Four – The Magic Touch
Lyres – Someone Who’ll Treat You Right Now
Los Straitjackets – University Blvd.
Nick Lowe – She Don’t Love Nobody
The Wishniaks – Point Of No Return
Ramsey Lewis Trio – A Hard Day’s Night

Way back when I scored hundreds of 45s at a tag sale, but most of the records met a terrible fate at the hands of a my college mates when they discovered that vintage 45s make for explosive projectiles. This late-era Monkees track was one of the few survivors.

Lyres released “Someone Who’ll Treat You Right Now” as part of a 12″ EP followup to their 1985 LP Lyres On Fyre.  She Pays The Rent got most of the attention but these days this is my favorite. You’re listening to it here straight off the record, but I encourage all of you track down an original pressing (they’re not rare or terribly expensive)  – superb performance and recording.

The Wishniaks were a live staple of my years hanging out in New London, CT. and they often visited from their native Philadelphia to play the El ‘n’ Gee Club. This track comes from their independently released Nauseous and Cranky EP, and it just recently struck me how similar this sounds to mid-period Teenage Fanclub but a full few years before TF ever released a record or evolved to this kind of songwriting/performance.  Now The Wishniaks never got as slick or refined as TF, but you can hear something ahead of the curve happening here,  and we was there .  Go Indie Rock!

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist.

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

RADIO RPB #019

RADIO RPB #019 • July 13, 2018
Replacing the stale smell of excess with the sweet smell of success.

Set List
The Tremeloes – Here Comes My Baby
The Swingin’ Neckbreakers – The Flop
The Who – Odorono
Wilco – Magazine Called Sunset
Dave Davies – Fortis Green
Pete “Guitar” Lewis – Louisiana Hop
Herman’s Hermits – Wild Love
Ann-Margaret – I Just Don’t Understand
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Riot Act
Ella Logan and Hoagy Carmichael – Two Sleepy People

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist.

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

RADIO RPB #018

RADIO RPB #018 • July 13, 2018
Radio RPB says, “They’re not oldies if they’re new to me.”

Set List
The Spirit – No Time To Rhyme
The Barracudas – Summer Fun
Chuck Berry – Come On
The Rolling Stones – She Said Yeah
Boys From Nowhere – Beg
The Continentals – Fizz Pop (Modern Rock)
Earl-Jean – I’m Into Something Good
Paul Westerberg -(Terry) Who You Gonna Marry?
Harmony Rockets – Skeleton Man
The Jive Five – What Time is It?
Tommy Keene – Faith In Love (Acoustic Version)

So many goodies in this episode, starting with New York City’s The Spirit from their 1967 single on Roulette.

The Barracudas scored a  1980 UK hit with their surf-inspired pop gem, Summer Fun. They preceded the song with a vintage radio advertisement for the Plymouth Barracuda. I was tempted to discard the advert for this episode, but it’s too much fun not to share.

Boston’s Boys From Nowhere made a big impression on me when I first heard this track on the Garage Sale cassette. The subsequently remixed and released as a single but the remix stole some of the homegrown charm. That original cassette version is what you hear here.

Epic Nu Disks appeared in 1980. 10″ EPs of bands of varying notoriety and quality. I tried to get them all. The Continentals got their own 10″ and promptly disappeared, but Fizz Pop stands as their anthem.

In 2008 Paul Westerberg released a single mp3 track containing an albums’ worth of untitled songs, song collages and and covers entitled 49:00. It was apparently met with some legal trouble and quickly removed from sale. We can only guess at song titles, but since I like parentheses I’m going to call this one “(Terry) Who You Gonna Marry?”

Tommy Keene left us last year and it stinks. Here’s a nice b-side off a promo single from his short-lived days on Geffen. Keene recorded Faith in Love in a full band version too, but I also think that was relegated to CD bonus track territory. This version is much sweeter.

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist.

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

RADIO RPB #017

RADIO RPB #017 • June 29, 2018

Set List
Loretta Long – Nearly Missed
Richard & Linda Thompson – A Heart Needs a Home
Los Shakers – Higher Than A Tower
Jason Falkner – She Goes To Bed
P.J. O’Connell – Blindsided
Cabinessence – There Goes The Show
The Rubinoos – You Don’t Know Her
The Hi-Fi’s – I’m Struck
The Beach Boys – Solar System

RADIO RPB episodes are archived at Mixcloud.

If you like the music but hate the talk,  check out RADIO RPB on this continually updated Spotify Playlist. 

And please like RADIO RPB on Facebook and Mixcloud.

Sound + Vision