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01/31/2020 08:56 AM
DJ: John Richards
Babies in Cages
by Drive-by Truckers
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Drive-By Truckers is is kicking off this election year with "The Unraveling," their first new album in three-and-a-half years. They say that "If the last one was a warning shot hinting at a coming storm, this one was written in the wreckage and aftermath." They'll play The Showbox on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.
01/31/2020 08:50 AM
DJ: John Richards
Beds Are Burning
by Midnight Oil
(31 plays) | (0 fans)

The Australian Performing Rights Association placed "Beds Are Burning" third — after The Easybeats "Friday On My Mind" and Daddy Cool’s "Eagle Rock" — in their Top 30 Australian Songs of all time poll. Peter Garrett calls it the song Midnight Oil was “born to write”.: https://bit.ly/2tgtMct
01/31/2020 08:44 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Globe
by Big Audio Dynamite II
(56 plays) | (0 fans)

"The Globe" samples the 1981 song, "Should I Stay or Should I Go", which was written by Big Audio Dynamite II singer Mick Jones during his tenure with The Clash, and Lionel Richie's 1983 single, "All Night Long (All Night)".
01/31/2020 08:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
by The Clash
(80 plays) | (0 fans)

Send us a note at kids@kexp.org if you'd like your kids to participate on International Clash Day: Clash For Climate.
01/31/2020 08:35 AM
DJ: John Richards
Rock the Casbah
by The Clash w/Ranking Roger
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Thank you, Rhonda, for this request. Roger Charlery, best known as Ranking Roger, died in March, 2019, at age 56.: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/27/707147386/ranking-roger-frontman-for-the-english-beat-dies-at-56
01/31/2020 08:31 AM
DJ: John Richards
House
by Babalu
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Born in New York but a resident of the UK for the last few years as he completed a master’s degree in fine art, Baba Ali has spent the last few years honing both his music and his visual art while attending Goldsmiths University.: http://www.elicitmagazine.com/baba-ali-house/
01/31/2020 08:27 AM
DJ: John Richards
Check The Rhime
by A Tribe Called Quest
(138 plays) | (0 fans)

Want to know who else, besides the Average White Band, that A Tribe Called Quest sampled here?: https://bit.ly/2GHpez0
01/31/2020 08:24 AM
DJ: John Richards
Rogue Wave
by Aesop Rock
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Recently, a good friend of Aesop Rock's, Kurt Hayashi unexpectedly passed away. Kurt was a well-known skate videographer and he also shot the music video for Aesop's "Hot Dogs". A portion of the proceeds from all "Rogue Wave" sales will be donated to the Hayashi family in Kurt's honor.: https://aesoprock.bandcamp.com/track/rogue-wave
01/31/2020 08:22 AM
DJ: John Richards
New Day Rising
by Hüsker Dü
(65 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday to "New Day Rising," released on this date in 1985.
01/31/2020 08:18 AM
DJ: John Richards
Break My Body
by Pixies
(49 plays) | (0 fans)

"No song exemplifies the career-wide sound Pixies sound in 'Surfer Rosa' as much as the standout 'Break My Body,' an irresistible two-minute burst of bristling guitar and upfront vocal from one who seems to have lived to tell a tale, enigmatic but perhaps open to interpretation.: https://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Vinyl-Tap-Pixies-Break-My-Body-1464042.php
01/31/2020 08:16 AM
DJ: John Richards
Cactus
by David Bowie
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

Mr. Bowie is covering the Pixies here. He performed it live in Berlin in 2002: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag4Mu4IqL1Q
01/31/2020 08:13 AM
DJ: John Richards
Blue Jean
by David Bowie
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

Bowie described this Eddie Cochran-inspired single in a 1987 interview as "a piece of sexist rock 'n roll. [laughs] It's about picking up birds. It's not very cerebral, that piece."
01/31/2020 08:09 AM
DJ: John Richards

Baby Dayliner (Ethan Marunas) was born and raised in New York City, and went to LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts.: https://babydayliner.bandcamp.com/
01/31/2020 08:03 AM
DJ: John Richards
Go!
by Public Service Broadcasting
(55 plays) | (1 fan)

Speaking of space, make space on your playlist for this KEXP Song of the Day. You can have it for free here: https://www.kexp.org/read/2015/03/17/song-of-the-day-public-service-broadcasting-go/
01/31/2020 08:01 AM
DJ: John Richards
Star Wars (Theme)
by John Williams
(1 play) | (0 fans)

John Williams conducted this score with the London Symphony Orchestra, but his main orchestra was the Boston Pops Orchestra, with which he conducted other famous film themes. This theme won him a simultaneous Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Saturn, and Grammy award.: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6812919/star-wars-main-title-theme-deconstructed
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