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08/16/2019 07:54 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Sunny Day Real Estate
(144 plays) | (1 fan)

Learn more about this seminal Seattle band: https://www.amoeba.com/sunny-day-real-estate/artist/140152/bio
08/16/2019 07:53 AM
DJ: John Richards
Song 2
by Blur
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

"Woo hoo!" "Song 2" lasts exactly 2 minutes and 2 seconds. More facts about this powerful tune: https://www.radiox.co.uk/artists/blur/facts-about-blurs-song-2/
08/16/2019 07:50 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Pixies
(230 plays) | (0 fans)

"I am un chien andalusia." Here's one of many live versions of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlBtKeKglc
08/16/2019 07:48 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Sonic Youth
(174 plays) | (0 fans)

"100%" was the first single from Sonic Youth's 1992 album Dirty. It was released in 1992 on DGC. The song was dedicated to the band's friend Joe Cole, who was killed by a gunman in 1991.
08/16/2019 07:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
50ft Queenie
by PJ Harvey
(57 plays) | (0 fans)

Drummer Rob Ellis said about "Rid of Me." "It’s ugly music, but ugly in a good way. It makes me squirm in places but the reason it makes me squirm is because it is quite close to the bone. Some of the vocals are literally hysterical, mad, crazy. It’s a difficult listen because you’re not sure whether it’s embarrassing or funny or scary or what. But you can’t ignore it. It’s a pretty un-ignorable record. I’m proud of that.": https://www.spin.com/2013/05/pj-harvey-rid-of-me-oral-history-steve-albini/
08/16/2019 07:42 AM
DJ: John Richards
(69 plays) | (0 fans)

John was the host for this sterling live performance by IDLES in the kEXP studio lat year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sbbiv5iSiQ&t=2s
08/16/2019 07:40 AM
DJ: John Richards
Makes No Sense At All
by Hüsker Dü
(78 plays) | (0 fans)

Read a 1985 interview with Husker Du: https://www.spin.com/featured/husker-du-bob-mould-flip-your-wig-december-1985-interview-garage-sale/
08/16/2019 07:38 AM
DJ: John Richards
Three Girl Rhumba
by Wire
(63 plays) | (0 fans)

Wire came to the KEXP studio for a live performance in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq_4Lythm_A
08/16/2019 07:36 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Elastica
(155 plays) | (3 fans)

"Justine Frischmann's cool sexuality is earthier, yet more detached, than Debbie Harry's." Read a biography of Elastica here: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/elastica-mn0000797431/biography
08/16/2019 07:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Lush
(117 plays) | (0 fans)

Watch the official video for "De-Luxe": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKrw5wOlSng
08/16/2019 07:31 AM
DJ: John Richards
Hurry On Home
by Sleater-Kinney
(59 plays) | (0 fans)

Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein talks to KEXP's Sound and Vision tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 17th, 2019, from 7:00--9:00 a.m.
08/16/2019 07:27 AM
DJ: John Richards
Sour Cherry
by The Kills
(67 plays) | (3 fans)

Watch The Kills rip through "Sour Cherry" on its 10th anniversary last year.: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8478248/conan-the-kills-sour-cherry-watch
08/16/2019 07:23 AM
DJ: John Richards
No One's Easy to Love
by Sharon Van Etten
(49 plays) | (0 fans)

Sharon Van Etten and Bon Iver will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on Friday, September 6th, 2019. Watch her in an urban landscape (Albany, New York) in the video for No One's Easy to Love": https://www.spin.com/2019/06/sharon-van-etten-no-one-easy-to-love-video/
08/16/2019 07:17 AM
DJ: John Richards
Life On Mars?
by David Bowie
(96 plays) | (0 fans)

Bowie came up with this after he was asked to put English lyrics to a French song called "Comme d'habitude." Paul Anka ultimately bought the rights to the original French song and rewrote it in English as "My Way," later made famous by Frank Sinatra. "Life On Mars?" uses practically the same chords as "My Way" and the Hunky Dory liner notes state that the song is "inspired by Frankie."
08/16/2019 07:11 AM
DJ: John Richards
Wild Horses
by The Rolling Stones
(24 plays) | (0 fans)

This started as a song for Keith Richards' newborn son Marlon. It was 1969 and Keith regretted that he had to leave his son to go on tour. Mick Jagger rewrote Keith's lyrics, keeping only the line "Wild horses couldn't drag me away." His rewrite was based on his relationship with Marianne Faithfull, which was disintegrating.
08/16/2019 07:06 AM
DJ: John Richards
by The Verve
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

"I wander thro' each charter'd street, Near where the charter'd Thames does flow. And mark in every face I meet.. Marks of weakness, marks of woe" .Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft wrote this epic string-soaked ballad after his long-standing girlfriend, Sarah, ran off with his childhood friend. The opening lyrics are based on the first two stanzas of William Blake's 1794 poem, "London.": https://bit.ly/2gUE3RU
08/16/2019 07:01 AM
DJ: John Richards
Miss Sarajevo
by Passengers
(7 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 the opera solo.According to Bono, Pavarotti was very fond of the idea of collaboration. Even before "Miss Sarajevo" was thought of, "He had been asking for a song. In fact, asking is an understatement. He had been crank-calling the house. He told me if I didn't write him a song, God would be very cross."