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02/14/2020 05:56 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Cuz I Love You
by Lizzo
(41 plays) | (0 fans)

From the Afternoon Show crew, Happy Love Day today, and every day, to everyone! We love you, and are so thankful for our incredible listeners. Be kind to yourselves and each other; love, patience, and kindness is all we got, and the best things we can possibly give.
02/14/2020 05:53 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Under Pressure
by Queen and David Bowie
(21 plays) | (0 fans)

Queen had been working on a song called "Feel Like", but were not satisfied with the result. David Bowie had originally come to Mountain Studios to sing backing vocals on another Queen song, "Cool Cat", but his vocals were removed from the final song because he was not satisfied with his performance. Once he got there, they worked together for a while and wrote the song. The final version, which became "Under Pressure", evolved from a chance encounter jam session that Bowie had with the band at Queen's studio in Montreux, Switzerland. It was credited as being co-written by the five musicians. The scat singing that dominates much of the song is evidence of the jam-beginnings as improvisation. However, according to Queen bassist John Deacon (as quoted in a French magazine in 1984), the song's primary musical songwriter was Freddie Mercury – though all contributed to the arrangement. Brian May recalled to Mojo magazine, in October 2008, that, "It was hard, because you had four very precocious boys and David, who was precocious enough for all of us. David took over the song lyrically. Looking back, it's a great song but it should have been mixed differently. Freddie and David had a fierce battle over that. It's a significant song because of David and its lyrical content." The earlier, embryonic version of the song without Bowie, "Feel Like", is widely available in bootleg form, and was written by Queen drummer Roger Taylor. https://bit.ly/3bCnuVX
02/14/2020 05:45 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Same Love
by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fea...
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

Featuring vocals by Seattle-based singer Mary Lambert, this track talks about the issue of gay and lesbian rights and was recorded during the campaign for Washington Referendum 74, which, upon approval in November 2012, legalized same-sex marriage in Washington State. The song was nominated at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year. The cover artwork for the single shows a photograph of Macklemore's uncle, John Haggerty, and his husband, Sean. https://bit.ly/38vuKRp
02/14/2020 05:40 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
The Glory of Love
by The Five Keys
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The Five Keys was an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was instrumental in shaping this genre in the 1950s. It was formed with the original name of Sentimental Four in Newport News, Virginia, US, in the late 1940s, and initially consisted of two sets of brothers - Rudy West (born July 25, 1932, Newport News, Virginia - died May 14, 1998, Suffolk City, Virginia) and Bernie West (born February 4, 1930, Newport News), and Ripley Ingram (born 1930 - died March 23, 1995, Newport News) and Raphael Ingram. Ingram left in 1949 and Maryland Pierce (born 1933) and Thomas 'Dickie' Threatt became members in his place. At this juncture the name of the group was changed to The Five Keys. https://bit.ly/2ORvI2I
02/14/2020 05:39 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Valentine
by Old 97's
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

Initially a popular Dallas bar band, Old 97's toured the country after releasing their first album, 1994's Hitchhike to Rhome and 1995's split EP release Stoned / Garage Sale with fellow Dallas band Funland on Idol Records. In Chicago, they caught the attention of Bloodshot Records and were signed to record their next album. 1995's Wreck Your Life brought them to the attention of Elektra Records, who hoped that alt-country could be a new post-grunge trend. Lead singer Rhett Miller, born in Austin, later lived in New York City and Los Angeles. Many of the band's songs include local Texas references, with references to New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago appearing as well. https://bit.ly/2OW1hbJ
02/14/2020 05:36 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Valentine
by The Replacements
(32 plays) | (0 fans)

Pleased to Meet Me is the only album recorded by the band as a trio. After their previous album Tim, guitarist Bob Stinson either was kicked out of the band (ostensibly for problems with drugs and alcohol, though most of the other Replacements also had serious substance abuse problems at the time) or quit on his own volition due to creative differences. The band recorded the demos for this album in August 1986, while Bob Stinson was still in the band; however he only showed up for one recording session. The main recording sessions for the album took place at Ardent Studios in Memphis between November 1986 and January 1987, under the supervision of producer Jim Dickinson. https://bit.ly/31W6IN3
02/14/2020 05:31 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
1234
by Feist
(37 plays) | (0 fans)

Australian musician Sally Seltmann shared, "I had been listening to Feist's album Let It Die. I thought my little song about lost love, and the hope to recapture what you once had, sounded too much like a Feist song for me to use for New Buffalo, so I shelved it. Then, in late 2005 I did a tour across Canada supporting Feist, and Broken Social Scene. After meeting Feist, I started to wonder whether she might like to do a cover of '1234,' but I was too shy to tell her about it. At the last Broken Social Scene show, I plucked up the courage to tell her that I had written a song which I thought she might like to use. We went onto the tour bus, and I recorded a simple version of the song into her laptop, with guitar and vocals. To my surprise, she loved the song, and started playing it live."
02/14/2020 05:29 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

02/14/2020 05:26 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Ain't Together
by King Princess
(1 play) | (0 fans)

King Princess (known offstage as Mikaela Straus) unveiled "Ain't Together," a slowed-down, chilled-out ode to label-less relationships. With dreamy, '70s-rock guitars and a gloriously infectious drumline from none other than Father John Misty, Straus wonders aloud if an undefined relationship can last. "We say 'I love you' but we ain’t together/ Do you think labels make it taste much better?" she sings. https://bit.ly/2OSFnGs
02/14/2020 05:22 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
That's Love
by Oddisee
(28 plays) | (0 fans)

This is for our awesome listener, who writes, "Can you play 'That's Love' by Oddisee? I can't think of many other songs that celebrates all types of love!"
02/14/2020 05:13 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
The Sound Of Silence
by Disturbed
(1 play) | (0 fans)

This one is for our friend Pamela, who shares her cancer story with great courage and humour. Happy Love Day to you as well, Pamela, and to all of our wonderful listeners. KEXP is nothing without Love.
02/14/2020 05:07 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Loud Love
by Soundgarden
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Guitarist Kim Thayil on the song: "The intro was a feedback melody. Many people think we used an E-bow. I've seen transcriptions that have said to use an E-bow. The truth is, I've never even seen an E-bow. I simply stood in front of the amp, got the note ringing until it was feeding back, and slid my finger up the fret on the string and dragged the feedback with it."
02/14/2020 05:03 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Future Me Hates Me
by The Beths
(34 plays) | (0 fans)

The type of music the Beths make—specifically, indie-pop possessing the type of easily apprehendable melodies that get stuck in your head all day—is often critically tagged as “deceptively simple,” which seems unfair. The ten songs on Future Me Hates Me are packed with obvious depth beyond Stokes’ evocative lyrics about the fresh smack of love and all the self-doubt that’s attached to it. https://bit.ly/3bGbAKQ
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