The never ending goodbyes continue with musical memories of Sylvain Sylvain’s pure rock and roll essence, Tim Bogert’s groundbreaking bass wizardry and the supremely detestable icon that was Phil Spector. FTB#110 also resumes a musical search for some healing and peace of mind in a world that’s become difficult to recognize. The 24 hour news cycle is an unrelenting cacophony of Insanity, Violence, Insurrection, Lockdowns and Pestilence. Put that aside if you can, take a deep breath and soak up Mathew Sweet’s wonderful new album, as well as wisdom from Warren Zevon, Nina Simone and Gang Of Four, The Count Five, Alice Cooper, Stevie Wonder, Brittany Howard, Catherine Wheel, Shelby Lynne and a ton more. It’s a long episode, but we promise to leave you smiling with some classic Tommy Lasorda wit when it’s time to close. Thanks for everything at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and please stay safe and alert.
I recently uncovered a huge box of deteriorating cassette airchecks from throughout my life. This will be a continuing series and sound quality is nowhere near my usual standards. This is from WHTG in Asbury Park, NJ. We were nuts and more than a little ahead of the curve musically, although Prehistoric Era in regard to equipment. I spent 1984-1989 there and wouldn't trade it for anything.
The first sonic entry into this new year and difficult as it is to remain optimistic, one can’t help feeling that we finally have the light at the end of the tunnel in sight. The mantra from the basement is just keep your ears open and let music heal our battered psyche. We have a pair of previously unreleased Dylan and Lennon covers from birthday boy David Bowie that arrived yesterday and also mark the birth of The King, Elvis Presley. Speaking of covers, Moon Duo give us a wonderful remake of a classic Black Sabbath tune and Steve Earle & The Dukes lovingly mourn the loss of Justin Townes Earle. The legendary Sly & Robbie return with a new album, as do personal favorites Kruder & Dorfmeister. Listen for a pair of bonus McCartney III tracks and even more birthday wishes for Marianne Faithfull and Dave Cousins of The Strawbs. This longer than usual episode also yields everything from John Coltrane to The KLF, a Julian Cope B side, Ben Harper, Nada Surf, the new Black Keys remaster, Robin Trower, Twinemen, Bill Withers, Mercury Rev, Dr. John and a whole bunch more. Continued love and thanks for all the donations at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR, please stay safe and we’ll get through this mess together.
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