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John Richards
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6 AM
You Are Not Alone
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I Gotta Go
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Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects
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DJ Comment: Need more James Brown? KEXP documentary on him: http://blog.kexp.org/2011/12/15/kexp-documentaries-james-brown-creates-funk/
Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
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DJ Comment: It started as part-joke, part-challenge but the bass heavy riffs of Sabbath proved the perfect foundation for the band’s Latin grooves and fiery horns. Watch a live morning show performance of 'Brown Sabbath' http://blog.kexp.org/2014/09/03/live-video-brownout-presents-brown-sabbath/
Supernaut
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DJ Comment: In 2002, former Black Flag front man, Henry Rollins, re-recorded this track with Public Enemy's Chuck D for Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three. The benefit album raised money to help fund the legal defence of The West Memphis Three - three men convicted of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. They were released in 2011.
Rise Above
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DJ Comment: While many are familiar of “Renegades of Funk” because of Rage Against the Machine, the song was actually collaboratively written by Afrika Bambaattaa and producer Arthur Baker. When it was first released by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force back in 1984, it was an early instance of hip hop and electronica-tinged music.
Renegades of Funk
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DJ Comment: The main spoken vocals on "Jungle Boogie" were performed by then-roadie, Donal Boyce, who became better known as "The Boogie Man." Boyce's vocals on the hit were so popular he was invited to sing back-up and perform "vocal effects" on a number of Kool & The Gang singles, including "Spirit of the Boogie," "Open Sesame," and "Slick Superchick." Boyce performed with the band from 1973 to 1977.
Jungle Boogie
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DJ Comment: "I'd been warned of what comes out of Paul's mouth when he opens it," Jesse Phillips (Broken Bones bassist) says, "basically because it's a big surprise for most people. Paul, according to all the reviews and stuff that are written of the band, he looks like your high school history teacher, or he looks like Drew Carey."
Healing
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DJ Comment: Speaking to the Rock 'n' Roll Alternative Show in 1983, frontman Robert Smith said that he didn't want this sarcastic reflection on sexual imagery in pop music ever to be released. "It wasn't as dumb as I wanted it to be". Japanese Whispers released on this date 33 years ago.
Let's Go to Bed
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DJ Comment: New album out March 3rd. They have some European dates scheduled for spring/summer but none in the US yet except for a one-off in NYC on Feb 28th
Way We Won't
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DJ Comment: Pitchfork described 'Words' as "a steadily chugging confection of astral guitar, vocal harmonies and glockenspiel that does a remarkable job of boring a limited melody straight into your memory." Read the review of The Last Broadcast here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/2430-the-last-broadcast/
Words
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DJ Comment: See this song and others from Nada Surf's in-studio back in April http://blog.kexp.org/2016/04/12/live-video-nada-surf-2/
Cold To See Clear
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DJ Comment: My Morning Jacket reissued 2003’s It Still Moves earlier this year, remixed and remastered as a special deluxe package with new artwork and exclusive photos. It includes frontman Jim James’ ten original demos plus three unheard tracks from the original sessions on 4 x LP 180 gram vinyl or 2 CDs.
Sooner
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DJ Comment: Other People’s Songs Vol. 1 is a collection of covers recorded on the weekend of August 21-22, 2010 with the aid of a four-track cassette recorder and a Coles-4038 ribbon microphone. The warmth these lo-fi recordings emit is felt through and through
Sincere Replies
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