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07/26/2022 09:54 AM
DJ: John Richards
Wake Up
by Arcade Fire
(414 plays) | (1 fan)

Wake up, it's Tuesday! Thank you for hanging out with us today. Arcade Fire (and Beck) will be at Climate Pledge Arena on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022.
07/26/2022 09:49 AM
DJ: John Richards
Stand Back
by Stevie Nicks
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

This 1983 song was inspired by Prince's "Little Red Corvette". Nicks explained in the liner notes on the album: "I got married the day I wrote this song. We were driving to Santa Barbara and a new song by Prince came on, so we pulled over somewhere and got the tape... Prince did come into the studio the night I called him and told him about the song, and he played incredible synthesizer on it. And then he just walked out of my life, and I didn't see him for a long time. It was extraordinary."
07/26/2022 09:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
We Could Run
by Beth Ditto
(28 plays) | (0 fans)

Beth Ditto has described “We Could Run” as her “U2 song.” It’s larger-than-life, with her vocals booming over a rock instrumental. The video, directed by Mark Staubach, follows two young girls as they run away together, enjoying the limitlessness of freedom.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6zNcaXdFKE
07/26/2022 09:42 AM
DJ: John Richards
Expert In A Dying Field
by The Beths
(27 plays) | (0 fans)

The Beths are releasing Expert In A Dying Field on September 16th! “I really do believe that love is learned over time,” explains Elizabeth Stokes in a statement. “In the course of knowing a person, you accumulate so much information: their favorite movies, how they take their tea, how to make them laugh, how that makes you feel. And when relationships between people change, or end, all that knowledge doesn’t just disappear. The phrase ‘Expert in a Dying Field’ had been floating around my head for a few years, I was glad to finally capture it when writing this tune.” https://thebethsnz.bandcamp.com/album/expert-in-a-dying-field
07/26/2022 09:35 AM
DJ: John Richards
What's The Matter Here?
by 10,000 Maniacs
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Hi John, My family and I would love to hear "What's the Matter Here?" By 10,000 Manics. Tuning in from green River Colorado! Thanks! - In My Tribe is the second album from10,000 Maniacs, released in 1987. The front cover of the CD edition is a black-and-white photograph of children with bows and arrows in an archery class.
07/26/2022 09:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
My Drug Buddy
by Lemonheads
(4 plays) | (1 fan)

The female backing vocals on this song are by Juliana Hatfield, who also played bass on the album. She released her first solo album, Hey Babe, earlier in 1992. At this point, The Lemonheads were essentially an Evan Dando solo project. On the "It's a Shame About Ray" album, David Ryan was the drummer.
07/26/2022 09:30 AM
DJ: John Richards
There She Goes
by The La's
(171 plays) | (0 fans)

"There She Goes" is a song with one crazy story, so hang on. It was written by the Liverpool singer and guitarist Lee Mavers, and recorded by his band The La's. The La's released it on their only album, titled The La's. "There She Goes" was released as a single, not once, not twice, but four times!
07/26/2022 09:27 AM
DJ: John Richards
Boy
by Book of Love
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

Written by band member Theodore “Ted” Ottaviano, this heartstruck anthem describes the frustrations of a girl with feelings for a boy who likes boys. In a 2016 Village Voice interview, Ted added that the song was “written about Boy Bar, which was a very exclusive gay club in the East Village.”
07/26/2022 09:24 AM
DJ: John Richards
Our Lips Are Sealed
by Fun Boy Three
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

The Go-Go's cover! Terry Hall's version with his group The Fun Boy Three hit #7 in the UK. Jane Wiedlin told Uncut magazine: "I was so shocked when I heard the Fun Boy 3 version, because it's so moody. I don't think Terry kept a copy of the lyrics, because he got some of the words wrong." - https://bit.ly/3yWJNBq
07/26/2022 09:20 AM
DJ: John Richards
Can't Stop The World
by The Go-Go's
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Beauty and the Beat is the debut album from Californian new wave band the Go-Go's, released in 1981. In the late 1970s, Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, and Margot Olavarria met while attending punk rock shows in California. The three attended the Sex Pistols' final performance in San Francisco in January 1978, and afterwards were inspired to form their own band. Although none of them actually knew how to play instruments, they quickly learned, and began playing in Hollywood nightclubs under the name the Go-Go's.
07/26/2022 09:15 AM
DJ: John Richards
Vacation
by Fastbacks
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Kim sent us this Go Go's cover. It has never been released. I predict it will come out in 2029 - NostraDorkus
07/26/2022 09:13 AM
DJ: John Richards
Tonite
by The Linda Lindas
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The Linda Lindas have just shared their cover of the Go-Go’s’ “Tonite” from the classic Beauty and the Beat. They say "(We) started out as a cover band, and we’ve played more songs by the Go-Go’s than anyone else. And even after we started to write our own songs, we never stopped playing “Tonite.” We love the idea of us going out and owning our town, and “Tonite” is as fun to play as it is empowering—especially the part where we all sing together. “We rule the streets tonite until the morning light” and so should our fans. Because the cover is such a hit at shows, we decided to record a studio version to pay tribute to the greatest all-female rock band of all time, a crucial part of the L.A. punk scene, and our heroes." Oh Linda Lindas, is there nothing you can't do. Jesus this is awesome.
07/26/2022 09:08 AM
DJ: John Richards
Explode
by Big Freedia
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

Here's the one sampled on Beyoncé's Break My Soul. See the official video for this little toe tapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa5IV_3fVfk. https://www.bigfreedia.com/
07/26/2022 09:03 AM
DJ: John Richards
BREAK MY SOUL
by Beyonce
(60 plays) | (1 fan)

"Break My Soul" samples New Orleans' Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia -- and also samples "Show Me Love" by Robin S. Robin S. didn't know she featured on Beyoncé's new single until her phone started pinging! https://ab.co/3njhzfF. https://www.beyonce.com/
07/26/2022 09:01 AM
DJ: John Richards
Freedom
by Beyonce
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

Beyoncé’s historic headlining Coachella performance took place on two weekends in April 2018. Beyoncé was the first Black woman to headline the festival and her performances received immediate widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike for the staging and celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The set included over two dozen songs that moved over 125,000 concert goers in the Valley. The epic pyramid-shaped bleachers held some 100 dancers and band, with special guest performers including Solange, JAY-Z, and Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who brought Destiny’s Child magic, harmony and nostalgia.
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