April 12, 2006 Playlist

"Grand Funk" by Grand Funk Railroad
Grand Funk Railroad "Grand Funk" 1970 (USA)
On Grand Funk's second LP they got it perfect. This is simple, no-frills, blue collar, post-Woodstock, pre-heavy metal RAWK. When this one came out they were well on their way to becoming one of the top groups of the era. Record company hype went so far as to imply the Funks were "the 70's answer to the Beatles," who had of course just broken up. Not even close! But there is something endearing about the empty-headed populism and lowest-common-denominator fuzztone boogies of the first few GFR albums that has earned the band a certain amount of critical re-appraisal lately. (Their later albums after they added a 4th member to play keyboards are best left in the dustbin of history for the most part.)
N = New Release
R = Listener Request
Another mostly new release show
UFO - C'mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran cover)
Babe The Blue Ox - Everybody Wants You (Billy Squier Cover - R)
Killdozer - Take The Money And Run (Steve Miller Band cover)
Grand Funk Railroad - Inside Looking Out (Animals cover)  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Grand Funk Railroad - Got This Thing On The Move  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Grand Funk Railroad - Please Don't Worry  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Sonny (Bono) - Laugh At Me
Jimi Hendrix Experience - If Six Was Nine
David Gilmour - Take A Breath (N)
The Misteriosos - Whatever Takes You There (N)
Society Of Rockets - I'm Gonna Smile (N)
Payola Reserve - An Eastern Western (N)
Belle & Sebastian - Sukie In The Graveyard (N)
Hudson Bell - Slow Burn (N)
Up The Empire - Stars At Noon (N)
AM Syndicate - Ode To The Office Goat (N)
National Eye - Abwehr (N)
Liars - The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack (N)
Jackie O Motherfucker - Louder Roared The Sea (N)
Gang Gang Dance - n. six 5/04/03 (N)
Earthling Society - Council House Mystics (N) - preview from upcoming album; download here
Nebula - The Eagle Has Landed (N)
Witch (feat. J Mascis) - Rip Van Winkle (N)
The Eagles of Death Metal - Solid Gold (N)
(Sounds of) Kaleidoscope - Funny Cigarette (N)
South - Speed Up / Slow Down (N)
Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy - Carmela e Cravalo (N)
Curt Kirkwood (of Meat Puppets) - Snow (N)
Meat Puppets - Lost
Meat Puppets - Sam
Meat Puppets - Up On The Sun
Small Faces - Song Of The Baker (R)
Capt. Beefheart & the Magic Band - Electricity

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