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01/07/2019 07:58 AM
DJ: John Richards
Miss Sarajevo
by Passengers
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

"Miss Sarajevo" is the only single from the 1995 album "Original Soundtracks 1" by U2 and Brian Eno, under the pseudonym "Passengers". Luciano Pavarotti makes a guest vocal appearance, singing an opera solo.
01/07/2019 07:52 AM
DJ: John Richards
Waiting Room
by Fugazi
(337 plays) | (2 fans)

Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye and Joe Lally seem to have a created a new band, debuting some original tracks at a Washington, DC benefit concert for a food bank this past November! Does it have a name yet? Well ... “Every band name has been taken, and they all have lawyers,” MacKaye was quoted as saying. We'll keep you posted!
01/07/2019 07:48 AM
DJ: John Richards
(47 plays) | (0 fans)

Frontman Joe Talbot explains the song: ""Samaritans" came about at a time where I realized through counseling that I spent a lot of my life feeling lonely, even though I had such supportive friends and family around. I learned soon after it was down to a certain performative nature to which I related strength to silence, leading to problems as I ended up confused and angry from bottling up my feelings, which in turn then manifested in violence and self-loathing. I wanted to try and explore that in a song that could illustrate that relationship between masculinity and it’s trail of ugly shame and death."
01/07/2019 07:44 AM
DJ: John Richards

Covering The Call! http://www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com/
01/07/2019 07:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Walls Came Down
by The Call
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

The Call's Michael Been on the inspiration for this song: "There was a great deal happening politically – Grenada, Lebanon, or the government saying the Russians are evil and the Russian government probably saying the same about us. That kind of thinking inspired me to write the last lines of 'Walls Came Down'."
01/07/2019 07:34 AM
DJ: John Richards
by David Bowie
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The day before David Bowie's 25th birthday, RCA issued their first ever David Bowie single! This one! (It was originally released on the album Hunky Dory the year a year before in 1971.)
01/07/2019 07:30 AM
DJ: John Richards
A Day In The Life
by The Beatles
(96 plays) | (1 fan)

“A Day in the Life"...perfect song? Answer: yes. The Atlantic has a great article about it: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/05/how-the-beatles-wrote-a-day-in-the-life/527001/
01/07/2019 07:26 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Arcade Fire
(226 plays) | (1 fan)

Here are 10 things you many not know about Arcade Fire's sophomore album, Neon Bible": https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/arcade-fires-neon-bible-10-things-you-didnt-know-111638/
01/07/2019 07:22 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
(82 plays) | (0 fans)

From their third album. Fun fact: Of Monsters and Men covered the song in 2013.
01/07/2019 07:18 AM
DJ: John Richards
Stay Down
by boygenius
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

01/07/2019 07:14 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Wolf Alice
(13 plays) | (1 fan)

01/07/2019 07:08 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Tori Amos
(1 play) | (0 fans)

01/07/2019 07:04 AM
DJ: John Richards
Timeless Melody
by The La's
(95 plays) | (0 fans)

From their self-titled debut album!
01/07/2019 07:03 AM
DJ: John Richards
by The Wonder Stuff
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Fun fact: Original member Miles Hunt's uncle Bill Hunt was keyboard player with ELO.
01/07/2019 07:00 AM
DJ: John Richards
Timeless Melody
by The La's
(95 plays) | (0 fans)