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11/01/2019 09:58 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Way We Move
by Langhorne Slim & The Law
(25 plays) | (1 fan)

Watch the video for "The Way We Move": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KEv3rbNJuE
11/01/2019 09:50 AM
DJ: John Richards
Tunic (Song For Karen)
by Sonic Youth
(66 plays) | (0 fans)

Karen Carpenter, the lead singer and drummer of The Carpenters, died of anorexia at age 32. Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon wrote this powerful homage to Karen, imagining her happy in heaven, looking down at her brother Richard.
11/01/2019 09:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
Y Control
by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
(216 plays) | (3 fans)

The name of the song refers to the emotional control of a female, referring to the male Y chromosome. The music video for "Y Control", directed by Spike Jonze, was quite controversial." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcjPFAV1foU
11/01/2019 09:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
Hands All Over
by Soundgarden
(130 plays) | (1 fan)

This is an environmental song written by guitarist Kim Thayil (music) and lead singer Chris Cornell (lyric). It's about the abuse of mother nature (blanketing the ocean with oil, the clear cutting of old growth forests). Then the lyrics go on to say, "Put your hands away, your gonna kill your mother.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOOgQtLI4M
11/01/2019 09:37 AM
DJ: John Richards
Continuous Thunder
by Japandroids
(100 plays) | (2 fans)

Here's this Vancouver, BC duo performing "Continuous Thunder" live in 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaXY34SeBPw
11/01/2019 09:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Helmet
(93 plays) | (1 fan)

Go back, back, back in time (2013) to watch Helmet live in the KEXP studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4LxLkDAhUw
11/01/2019 09:28 AM
DJ: John Richards
by At the Drive In
(69 plays) | (1 fan)

That's Iggy Pop's big moment at the start of "Enfilade." A woman answers the phone only to hear a cryptically creepy message from a kidnapper that begins, "Hello, mother leopard, I have your cub." Read about 20 great Iggy Pop collaborations: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/20-great-iggy-pop-collaborations-79224/at-the-drive-in-rolodex-propaganda-and-enfilade-2000-29513/
11/01/2019 09:25 AM
DJ: John Richards
by The Sweet Release of Death
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

A perfect name for All Saints Day...The Sweet Release of Death is from Rotterdam, Netherlands and their album is called "The Blissful Joy of Living": https://thesweetreleaseofdeath.bandcamp.com/
11/01/2019 09:18 AM
DJ: John Richards
Shock The Monkey
by Peter Gabriel
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Peter Gabriel has never elaborated much on the meaning of “Shock The Monkey,” other than to say in a 1993 interview, “This song is about jealousy and a sort of animal nature.” Learn more interesting facts about "shock the Monkey": https://www.musicalbrick.com/10-cool-things-about-shock-the-monkey/
11/01/2019 09:14 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Elbow
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

This single finds "frontman Guy Garvey and his bandmates giving voice to the disillusionment that now reigns supreme in the era of Brexit and Trump fueled madness.": https://www.albumism.com/new-music/elbow-empires
11/01/2019 09:10 AM
DJ: John Richards
by R.E.M.
(91 plays) | (0 fans)

Written by the band while they were on tour, Michael Stipe explained in 1992: "(It's) about a mother and child, especially the strong bond that exists between them. The voice is neither hers nor the child's, however. It's someone else commenting on the sense that the bond between a mother and child is the most powerful love of all... "
11/01/2019 09:06 AM
DJ: John Richards
Between Me and My Maker
by Kele Okereke
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Kele Okerke is the frontman for Bloc Party. He says, " “The most powerful man in the world in the US is a racist and, in this country, the Prime Minister is an unapologetic racist too. Brexit has unleashed a wave of nativist patriotism and there’s been an unleashing of ugliness and a coarsening of the rhetoric. I’ve never experienced such widespread public racism...": https://www.nme.com/music-interviews/kele-okereke-bloc-party-new-album-2042-racism-morrissey-brandon-flowers-2553512
11/01/2019 09:03 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Neds Atomic Dustbin
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Ned's Atomic Dustbin took their name from an episode of radio comedy program "The Goon Show." Want to know a little more about them?: https://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-xpm-19930115-1993-01-15-9301150299-story.html