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10/22/2020 10:59 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Pink Moon
by Nick Drake
(213 plays) | (0 fans)

'Pink Moon' is the third and final studio album by Nick Drake, released in 1972. Released two years before Drake's death in November 1974, at the age of twenty-six, the lyrical content of Pink Moon has often been attributed to Drake's ongoing battle with depression.
10/22/2020 10:55 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Hello In There
by John Prine
(22 plays) | (0 fans)

John Prine painted songs with splintered brushstrokes. His songwriting poignancy, draped around a reedy, unmistakable timbre, was a natural, God-given gift. His style was often humor-laced, other times more plainspoken and directed at the everyman. His talents are best explored with such songs as “Hello in There,” off his 1971 self-titled debut, a stark examination of age, enduring love, and time’s merciless hand. https://americansongwriter.com/john-prine-hello-in-there-behind-the-song/ John Prine performs "Hello in There" Live from the Sessions on 54th St: https://youtu.be/OVhA01J0Zsg John Prine died earlier this year due to complications from COVID-19 at the age of 73. R.I.P. John Prine. https://kexp.org/read/2020/4/7/rip-john-prine/
10/22/2020 10:50 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
My Sharona
by The Knack
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Doug Fieger, Berton Averre, Prescott Niles and Bruce Gary were The Knack. Their hit single “My Sharona” went Gold in thirteen days and was the #1 song of 1979. The Knack’s “My Sharona” is one of the major classics in American music history. And accordingly there is deep history behind it. But as far as its origin, the story basically goes like this. Doug Fieger (1952-2010), the lead singer of The Knack, had a love-at-first-sight experience with a 17-year old girl named Sharona Alperin. This is someone whom Doug met via his own girlfriend at the time (who was a friend of Alperin). Moreover Sharona herself was also dating someone else whom she later stated that she was “madly in love with”. However, none of this stopped Doug Fieger from pushing up on her – hard. In fact he wrote “My Sharona”, as well as other lyrical expressions of his affection for Alperin, before they even got together. Read more at: https://www.songmeaningsandfacts.com/the-knacks-my-sharona-lyrics-meaning/ Sharona Alperin remembers the day when she first heard "My Sharona" — before she and Fieger were an item. "One day, on my lunch break from my clothing store, I went to their [The Knack's] rehearsal," she says. "And I saw maybe Burton [Averee] or Doug [Fieger] say, 'Should we play it? Should we play it? All right, let's play it for her.' And I sat down. Cut to: I'm driving back to the clothing store, and I'm thinking, 'Did I just hear a song with my name in it?'" https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124397021
10/22/2020 10:47 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Sugar Magnolia
by Grateful Dead
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

'American Beauty' was Grateful Dead's fifth studio album, released in 1970. "Sugar Magnolia" was written by Robert Hunter and Bob Weir. When performed live, the song was often divided into two different entities: "Sugar Magnolia" proper and the "Sunshine Daydream" coda. According to Deadbase X, "Sugar Magnolia" was the Dead's second-most played in concert song of their long career, with 596 performances, trailing only "Me and My Uncle". https://bit.ly/3m7JPyY
10/22/2020 10:43 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Magic Mountain
by Eric Burdon & War
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

This track was first released in 1970 as the B-side to the track "Spill the Wine." It was later included on the 1976 record 'Love Is All Around'. This song was sampled in Portishead's "Wandering Star", and songs by De La Soul and DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist.
10/22/2020 10:39 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Across 110th Street
by Bobby Womack & Peace
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

"Across 110th Street" was released in 1973 from the film and soundtrack of the same name. Bobby Womack, American musician and soul singer, was born on March 4, 1944, to Friendly and Naomi Womack in Cleveland, Ohio. Bobby was the middle child of five siblings who were all boys: Friendly Jr., Curtis, Bobby, Harry, and Cecil. Bobby started playing with his father’s guitar at a young age and taught himself how to play. Womack and his four brothers began performing gospel music at local religious events. https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/womack-bobby-1944-2014/ Watch this 2013 performance by Bobby Womack in Glastonbury: https://youtu.be/MUtQHOW5UhM
10/22/2020 10:34 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Doctor My Eyes
by Jackson Browne
(1 play) | (0 fans)

"Doctor, My Eyes" was on Jackson Browne's debut album 'Jackson Browne' from 1972. The song is a first person monologue about a world-weary man who’s seen too much and doesn’t want the pain anymore. Here is Jackson Browne performing this song live in 1978: https://youtu.be/9wF7zc_YK6A
10/22/2020 10:30 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
You're No Good
by Linda Ronstadt
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Linda Ronstadt is one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century -- and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts. https://bit.ly/34l4BW1
10/22/2020 10:27 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Free Man In Paris
by Joni Mitchell
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy. https://jonimitchell.com/
10/22/2020 10:23 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Carry On
by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Released in 1970, 'Déjà Vu' is the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their first as a quartet with Neil Young. In the liner notes of their 1991 boxed set, drummer Dallas Taylor said: "The song was written in the middle of the Deja Vu sessions, when Nash told Stephen they still didn't have an opener for the album. It was something of a message to the group, since it had become a real struggle to keep the band together at that point. Stephen combined two unfinished songs and stuck them onto a jam we'd had out in the studio a few nights before, me on drums and Stephen on a Hammond B-3 organ. As the track begins I'm playing bass drums and high hat, and Graham is playing congas. Then we go into a 6/8 groove, which is rather obscure - Stephen loved to change gears that way. The sessions would go on all night, sometimes 3 or 4 days non-stop. The thing I loved about the studio was you could never tell if it was day or night, and we hid all the clocks so no one knew what time it was." https://www.songfacts.com/facts/crosby-stills-nash-young/carry-on
10/22/2020 10:17 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Cheap Trick
(75 plays) | (2 fans)

"Surrender" was the first Cheap Trick single to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 62. Rolling Stone deemed it "the ultimate Seventies teen anthem" and ranked it #471 on its list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-151127/cheap-trick-surrender-157018/ Cheap Trick - Surrender (Live from Budokan!): https://youtu.be/ZbkypX1OhZ0
10/22/2020 10:14 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
One Way Or Another
by Blondie
(40 plays) | (0 fans)

This song is about a stalker. The lyrics are very dark and go into detail about a guy with evil intentions, but the music is very light and catchy, which masked the meaning of the song. According to Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, it was inspired by real events. She told Entertainment Weekly: "I was actually stalked by a nutjob, so it came out of a not-so-friendly personal event. I tried to inject a little levity into it to make it more lighthearted. It was a survival mechanism." Harry says that the title and the idea for the song popped into her head during a rehearsal, and most of the song was hashed out on the spot. https://bit.ly/2HssUse Official Music Video for "One Way or Another": https://youtu.be/4kg9LasvLFE
10/22/2020 10:11 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Teenage Kicks
by The Undertones
(114 plays) | (0 fans)

Feargal Sharkey on vocals for this Northern Ireland band ; original promo video for this song: https://youtu.be/wGu2lu5XWE8 And a live video from 1978: https://youtu.be/oskM5XD_Yc4
10/22/2020 10:07 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

As a teenager Richman saw the Velvet Underground perform many times, and the format of "Roadrunner" is derived directly from the Velvets' song "Sister Ray". However, in contrast to Lou Reed's morally detached saga of debauchery and decay, Richman's lyrics are passionate and candid, dealing with the freedom of driving alone and the beauty of the modern suburban environment, specifically the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. https://bit.ly/3jmjxav
10/22/2020 10:04 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
3 Is a Magic Number
by Schoolhouse Rock
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Schoolhouse Rock! is a series of 46 educational shorts featuring rock songs about "schoolhouse" topics, including grammar, science, economics, history, and politics. Originally conceived by Thomas G. Yohe in 1972, the shorts were broadcast on ABC television affiliates between 1973 and 1986. Often viewed with nostalgia by members of Generation X, Schoolhouse Rock! has become part of American popular culture. https://bit.ly/3kkJSY0 "3 Is a Magic Number" was the debut pilot episode of the series, airing in 1973. It teaches about the number 3: https://youtu.be/aU4pyiB-kq0
10/22/2020 10:01 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Happy 70s Day here at KEXP! Cheryl Waters will take you through an eclectic 70s soundtrack for the next three hours. Enjoy! "The first change that takes place is in your mind. You have to change your mind before you change the way you live and the way you move. The thing that’s going to change people is something that nobody will ever be able to capture on film. It’s just something that you see and you’ll think, 'Oh I’m on the wrong page,' or 'I’m on I’m on the right page but the wrong note. And I’ve got to get in sync with everyone else to find out what’s happening in this country.'" -Gil Scott-Heron https://bit.ly/3e4C0a0 Vote 2020. Please, remember to vote or mail in your ballot on or before Tuesday, November 3rd. https://kexp.org/vote/