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01/11/2019 07:58 AM
DJ: John Richards
Genius Of Love
by Tom Tom Club
(95 plays) | (0 fans)

Speaking of Talking Heads..The Tom Tom Club was created by Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth in 1981.:https://tomtomclub.com/timeline/
01/11/2019 07:54 AM
DJ: John Richards

Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne has called this "a very personal love song," and has said that it was written about a specific person, likely Adelle Lutz, a costume designer he had recently met. The couple married in 1987 and had a daughter named Malu before divorcing in 2004.The subtitle, "Naive Melody," refers to the structure of the song itself. The bass and guitar repeat the exact same phrase for the entire song, restricting the melody of the song to the G-A-B-A chord progression.
01/11/2019 07:49 AM
DJ: John Richards
Fade Into You
by Mazzy Star
(184 plays) | (2 fans)

There were actually two videos of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You." Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImKY6TZEyrI And here's the other: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaL6X9-BMIw
01/11/2019 07:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ill Wind
by Radiohead
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Radiohead, announced as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2019 class, has released their excellent A Moon Shaped Pool B-side “Ill Wind” digitally for the first time. The song was released as a CD single with “Spectre,” the band’s rejected Bond song, with the vinyl release of the 2016 album.:https://www.spin.com/2019/01/radiohead-ill-wind-b-side-listen/
01/11/2019 07:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Prince & the Revolution
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

The band Mazarati, which was formed by Prince's bass player Brown Mark and signed to his Paisley Park record label, asked Prince for a song for their debut album, so he took a break from his Parade sessions and dashed off a minute-long bluesy acoustic demo for them on a mini tape recorder. Mazarati and producer David Z re-worked the song, giving it an irresistible funk groove. When he heard it, Prince was smart enough to take the song right back. He replaced their lead vocal, added the guitar break in the chorus and included it as a last-minute addition to his Parade album.
01/11/2019 07:37 AM
DJ: John Richards
Make Me Feel
by Janelle Monae
(48 plays) | (0 fans)

"This is not a video about girls, for boys—it is a video by and for girls alone, especially girls who are outside the confines of the white feminine ideal. This is a song about liberation, where “liberation” means empowerment instead of lowered inhibitions." Read about the terrific video: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/3/6/mvb-make-me-feel/ And, see that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGRzz0oqgUE
01/11/2019 07:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
Like Sugar
by Chaka Khan
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

"Born Yvette Marie Stevens in Great Lakes, IL, on March 23, 1953, she was raised on Chicago's South Side, and at the age of 11 formed her first group, the Crystalettes. While still in high school, she joined the Afro-Arts Theater, a group which toured with Motown great Mary Wells; a few years later, she adopted the African name Chaka Khan while working on the Black Panthers' breakfast program. " Learn more about this year's Grand Marshal of The Rose Parade: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/chaka-khan-mn0000802302/biography
01/11/2019 07:30 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Sharon Van Etten
(56 plays) | (0 fans)

Sharon Van Etten will play The Neptune Theatre on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019. Her eagerly awaited new album, "Remind Me Tomorrow," will be out on January 18th. She was the subject of a New York Times feature earlier this month: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/arts/music/sharon-van-etten-remind-me-tomorrow-interview.html
01/11/2019 07:22 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Obvious Child
by Paul Simon
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The rhythm tracks are performed by Grupo Cultural Olodum, a drumming collective ("bloco afro") directed by "Neguinho do Samba" (Alves de Souza).It, like many songs on "The Rhythm of the Saints," was recorded live in the streets of Pelourinho Square of Salvador, Brazil in February 1988. Microphones were hung from windows or on telephone poles to capture the performances. According to Simon, "Hundreds of people gathered. It was an amazing day — an amazing recording experience." The vocal track was recorded at the Hit Factory in New York City.
01/11/2019 07:19 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ordinary Pleasure
by Toro Y Moi
(51 plays) | (1 fan)

Toro Y Moi will play The Neptune theatre on Saturday, January 19th, and Sunday, January 20th, 2019.
01/11/2019 07:15 AM
DJ: John Richards
West End Girls
by Pet Shop Boys
(22 plays) | (1 fan)

Go back, back, back....In 1986, Pet Shop Girls scored their first UK No. 1 single with "West End Girls." Did you know that there was a lyric about Stalin in one version of this song?: https://www.smoothradio.com/features/pet-shop-boys-west-end-girls-lyrics-meaning-video/
01/11/2019 07:12 AM
DJ: John Richards

Ahhh.....the Friday song. This week, we announced that KEXP is going to London in February for International Clash Day. Read all about it here.: https://www.kexp.org/internationalclashday/?t=1547219547551
01/11/2019 07:08 AM
DJ: John Richards
Raconte-Moi Une Histoire
by M83
(170 plays) | (1 fan)

Watch people become frogs in the animated video for "The Frog Song": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSj_fcACvTE
01/11/2019 07:07 AM
DJ: John Richards
All Is Love
by Kero One
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

Though O had never worked on a soundtrack before, Spike Jonze stated, "I just love her music and knew she could write emotionally in the way we needed the music to be. I wanted a lot of people working on the movie that weren’t necessarily trained. I just knew had the right sensibility and worked intuitively because I wanted to be this very childlike, intuitive way of filmmaking.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAfcBwYuNDU