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11/30/2018 08:56 AM
DJ: John Richards
Come For Me
by Sunflower Bean
(42 plays) | (2 fans)

Sunflower Bean performed live in the KEXP studio in June: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mSxHHfnaxI
11/30/2018 08:49 AM
DJ: John Richards
by U2
(27 plays) | (1 fan)

The lyrics do not specifically mention heroin, but Bono has introduced the song at concerts by saying it is about heroin addiction. Bono said, "I tried to describe that with the song, 'Bad,' what it was like to feel that [heroin] rush, to feel that elation, and then to go on to the nod, the awful sleep that comes with that drug, and then scream: 'I'm wide awake, I'm wide awake, I'm not sleeping!' I can see what's going on."
11/30/2018 08:45 AM
DJ: John Richards
Where Is My Mind?
by Pixies
(297 plays) | (1 fan)

Talking about "Nevermind," Kurt Cobain said,"I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily that I should have been in that band—or at least a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.”: http://www.wbur.org/artery/2018/09/28/pixies-boston-rock-surfer-rosa-come-on-pilgrim
11/30/2018 08:42 AM
DJ: John Richards
The One I Love
by R.E.M.
(53 plays) | (0 fans)

Often misinterpreted as a love song, this is just the opposite. Michael Stipe describes this song as about using people over and over. It's deceptive because it could be a love song until the line, "A simple prop to occupy my time." Speaking to Mojo in 2016, Stipe said that he wasn't at all dismayed that so many people misinterpreted the sarcastic and spiteful lyrics as a straightforward love song. "I didn't like the song to begin with," he explained. "I felt it was too brutal. I thought the sentiment was too difficult to put out into the world. But people misunderstood it, so it was fine. Now it's a love song, so that's fine."
11/30/2018 08:37 AM
DJ: John Richards
Drive That Fast
by Kitchens of Distinction
(148 plays) | (0 fans)

Read a biography of this quietly influential band that formed in London in 1986.:https://www.allmusic.com/artist/kitchens-of-distinction-mn0000099151/biography
11/30/2018 08:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
This Year
by The Mountain Goats
(396 plays) | (2 fans)

Our best to you, Chelsey. "There will be feasting, and dancing, in Jerusalem next year..." :https://music.avclub.com/john-darnielle-promises-that-we-can-all-make-it-through-1798287408
11/30/2018 08:26 AM
DJ: John Richards
Good Enough
by Mudhoney
(72 plays) | (1 fan)

Speaking of local bands...Watch a dizzying performance by Mudhoney atop the Space Needle in 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsjSDQ_MrV8
11/30/2018 08:23 AM
DJ: John Richards
Reading Rainbow
by Tres Leches
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Local band Tres Leches are described as "bilingual Left-field Post-punk":https://www.cityartsmagazine.com/best-in-music-2018-tres-leches/
11/30/2018 08:19 AM
DJ: John Richards
Fun Couple
by Kinski
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

This Seattle band will play The Sunset Tavern on Friday, December 7th, and The Clock-Out Lounge on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. :http://kinski.net/kinski/
11/30/2018 08:13 AM
DJ: John Richards
Sympathy For The Devil
by Motörhead
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

Speaking of The Stones... This cover was the last track that Lemmy Kilmister recorded with Motorhead before his death in 2015: https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/listen-to-motorheads-last-recording-a-cover-of-sympathy-for-the-devil/
11/30/2018 08:11 AM
DJ: John Richards
Street Fighting Man
by The Rolling Stones
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

This will be the first time The Stones have been in Seattle in more than a decade. They bring their No Filter tour to CenturyLink Field on May 22nd, 2019.
11/30/2018 08:05 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Radiohead
(31 plays) | (1 fan)

It's "one of the best songs of the decade": https://prettymuchamazing.com/features/02-radiohead-idioteque