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The History of Punk Radio Show #33

2015/06/23

Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 25 May, when Professor David Mills returned to the show!

“Garage Rock” 

1. Richard Hell and the Voidoids (NYC) – “Blank Generation”
2. The Velvet Underground (NYC) – “I Can’t Stand It”
3. Talking Heads (NYC) – “Psycho Killer”
4. The Kingsmen (Portland) – “Louie, Louie”
5. Richard Berry (LA) – “Louie, Louie”
6. The Sonics (Tacoma) – “Louie, Louie”
7. The Seeds (LA) – “Can’t Seem to Make you Mine”
8. The Sandells LA) – “Dirty Water”
9. The Seeds (LA) – “Pushin’ Too Hard”
10. 13th Floor Elevators (Austin) – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
11. Question Mark and the Mysterians (Bay City) – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
12. MC5 (Detroit) – “Kick out the Jams”
13. Them (Belfast) – “Gloria”
14. Patti Smith (NYC) – “Gloria”

Books
-Dave Marsh, Louie, Louie
-Dave Marsh, Heart of Rock & Roll
-Peter Blecha, Sonic Boom
-Biographies of Van Morrison by Clinton Heylin, Johnny Rogen, Steve Turner, Greil Marcus

Collections
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era

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The History of Punk Radio Show #29

2015/04/27

Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 27 April, when Professor David Mills visited the show!

“The Boomers

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Playlist

1. The Who (London) – “My Generation”
2. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “All My Loving”
3. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “She Loves You”
4. Chuck Berry (St. Louis) – “Roll Over Beethoven”
5. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Roll Over Beethoven”
6. Buddy Holly (Lubbock) – “Words of Love”
7. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Words of Love”
8. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Got To Get You Into My Life”
9. The Stitch in Tyme (Toronto) – “Got To Get You Into My Life”
10. Spencer Davis Group (Birmingham) – “Somebody Help Me”
11. The British Modbeats (St Catharines) – “Somebody Help Me”
12. The King Beezz (Edmonton) – “Gloria”

Readings

“Transatlantic Blues”
“America meets the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show”

“You Stop Listening to New Music at 33”

“Buzzz a while with…The King Beezz”
“The Unfinished Business of the Modbeats”
“The Stitch in Tyme”
“The Beatles Were Punks”

Books

Jon Savage, Teenage
Elijah Wild, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll
John Blaney, Beatles for Sale
Bob Spitz, The Beatles
Marc Fisher, Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and the Revolution that Shaped a Generation

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Three Best Friends Stop in at The Pawn Shop

2012/05/30

The Backstreet Boys. The Spice Girls. N’SYNC. The Sex Pistols. What do all four of these groups have in common? They were manufactured bands. Which means, they were probably comprised of members that didn’t know each other very well. All of them did OK I guess, but that was the entire point of them being together in the first place.

That isn’t the case with Edmonton’s Scenic Route to Alaska. You might just notice a few differences between them and The Backstreet Boys, and not just a lack of synchronized dancing. The band is made up of three best friends, from the same town with the same creative drive. They grew up together ’round Riverdale, and decided to share their love for music onstage with lucky audiences. This trifecta of friendship has become a regular fixture on the music community in town, and across Alberta. You might have heard them on the radio, when their set at Canmore Folk Festival was aired on CKUA, or when they were SONIC 102.9’s Band of the Month. Perhaps you saw them on stage with Kat Danser at the Edmonton Folk Fest, on Balcony TV, or maybe you’ve seen them perform at local fundraisers. Correct me if I’m wrong, but N’SYNC didn’t play many non-profit fundraising events.

…Or maybe, you haven’t had the chance to see them yet! If so, it’s a good thing they’ve got an album release party this Friday at the Pawn Shop!

They don’t all like sunglasses, however.

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3 cheers for 3 more beers!

2012/05/23

These days, the phrase “rock ‘n’ roll cliche,” is, well…a cliché. Rock bands party hard. Rock bands sing about partying hard. When they want to divert from songs about partying hard, they write songs about girls. And totally rocking. Escapism serves its purpose – it’s fun, and if you don’t read into it too much, you aren’t offended by the materialism, misogyny, or badly written riffs and lyrics. Cause you know, there’s fireworks and stuff.

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But every once and a while, there’s a band that breaks from the mold, but is still somehow totally rocking. The Frank is a band that manages exactly that. Take their new  3 More Beers EP. From the title, you can infer three things: that it’s a sequel, they like beer, and if they like beer they MUST BE TOTALLY ROCKING! And you’d be right. However, that’s where the conventions end.

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Here Comes the Sun, part II

2010/12/19

You know, you’re right to say that Sam Phillips sure recorded a lot of good black and white artists down in Memphis in the 1950s.

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BUT – how the heck did he do it? What happened to musicians having to go to major music industry centres like Los Angeles or New York to get a start on their recording careers? For example, didn’t Ray Charles have to leave Seattle in just 1950 for California to get going on what would eventually culminate in Jamie Foxx getting famous and Kayne West shamelessly ripping him off?

The thing of it was, there were big changes to recording technology following World War II. And when an innovator like Sam Phillips came along to seize on untapped talent that was the Memphis region’s musicians, well, the rest is history.

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Here Comes the Sun, part I

2010/12/19

You know, you’re right to say that Sam Phillips recorded white guys like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and some upstart named Elvis (I can’t remember his last name).

BUT – he had his hand in recording black cats too. B.B. King for one, and here’s another:


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