12/30/2012 The Top Albums show

Due to a tech glitch the stream of the Peak was down, it did air over the air, but for those of my listeners who are out of the signal range they never heard the show, which featured Jack Antonoff from Fun. calling in and an interview with Lucero, who’s women and work is my top 2012 album.

Through the magic of technology, here’s the complete show for your listening pleasure:

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and here’s the playlist:

Anything, Anything Dramarama
Quincy discusses punk rock
You’re So Vain Odd Couple (RIP Jack Klugman)
The Sidestep Charles Durning (RIP Charles)
Rescue Me Fontella Bass (RIP Fontella)
Nothing Matters Peter Buck (#12 album)
Here Comes My Man The Gaslight Anthem (#11 album)
Phases Household (#10 album)
Headstrong Crazy Fools Alejandro Escovedo (#9 album)
coathangers Graham Parker and the Rumour (#8 album)
The Killing Type Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra (#7 album)
It’s A Dream The Wallflowers (#6 album)
Maxine Prima Donna (#5 album)
Jack Of All Trades Bruce Springsteen (#4 album)
One Foot Fun. (#3 album)
Jack Antonoff from Fun./Steel Train on the phone
I Feel Weird Steel Train
Jack Antonoff from Fun./Steel Train on the phone
Don’t Cry Baby Blue Low Cut Connie (#2 album)
Ben and Brian from Lucero Interview
Downtown (Intro)/On My Way Downtown Lucero (#1 album)
Like Lightning Lucero
Ben and Brian from Lucero Interview
Women & Work Lucero
It May Be Too Late Lucero
making love to bob dylan John Wesley Harding (#1 song)
Ride On Baby Twylight Zones (#1 cover song)


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Playlists for 12/30/12 on THE PEAK and WDHA

107.1 The Peak

Anything, Anything Dramarama
Quincy discusses punk rock
You’re So Vain Odd Couple (RIP Jack Klugman)
The Sidestep Charles Durning (RIP Charles)
Rescue Me Fontella Bass (RIP Fontella)
Nothing Matters Peter Buck (#12 album)
Here Comes My Man The Gaslight Anthem (#11 album)
Phases Household (#10 album)
Headstrong Crazy Fools Alejandro Escovedo (#9 album)
coathangers Graham Parker and the Rumour (#8 album)
The Killing Type Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra (#7 album)
It’s A Dream The Wallflowers (#6 album)
Maxine Prima Donna (#5 album)
Jack Of All Trades Bruce Springsteen (#4 album)
One Foot Fun. (#3 album)
Jack Antonoff from Fun./Steel Train on the phone
I Feel Weird Steel Train
Jack Antonoff from Fun./Steel Train on the phone
Don’t Cry Baby Blue Low Cut Connie (#2 album)
Ben and Brian from Lucero Interview
Downtown (Intro)/On My Way Downtown Lucero (#1 album)
Like Lightning Lucero
Ben and Brian from Lucero Interview
Women & Work Lucero
It May Be Too Late Lucero
making love to bob dylan John Wesley Harding (#1 song)
Ride On Baby Twylight Zones (#1 cover song)

105.5 WDHA

Anything, Anything Dramarama
Quincy discusses punk rock
You’re So Vain Odd Couple (RIP Jack Klugman)
The Sidestep Charles Durning (RIP Charles)
Rescue Me Fontella Bass (RIP Fontella)
Down Down Down River City Extension
Mile High The Obvious
Thanks for Getting Fat Avon Junkies
Kill your Boyfriend Big Damn Heroes
Slave Driver Bern and The Brights
Blitzed Haley Bowery and the Manimals
Let the Night Fall Tris McCall
Shackled and Drawn Bruce Springsteen (Tris McCall Top Pick)
Holy Ground Taylor Swift (Tris McCall Top Pick)
Swimming Pools Kendrick Lamar (Tris McCall Top Pick)
Lazarus St Vincent and David Byrne (Tris McCall Top Pick)
Why am i the one Fun. (Tris McCall Top Pick)
Moon Queen Lord Fowl (JJ Koczan Top Pick)
the suits the law the uniforms Graveyard (JJ Koczan Top Pick)
Serums of Liao High on Fire (JJ Koczan Top Pick)
Heavy Metal Queen Trance
She Said Colour Haze (JJ Koczan Top Pick)

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Best of 2012: Top 12 albums

Here’s my list of top 12 albums of 2012:

 

1. Women and Work LUCERO
2. Call me Sylvia LOW CUT CONNIE
3. Some Nights FUN.
4. Wrecking Ball BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
5. Bless this Mess PRIMA DONNA
6. Glad all Over WALLFLOWERS
7. Theatre is Evil AMANDA PALMER & GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA
8. Three Chords Good GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR
9. Big Station ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
10. Items HOUSEHOLD
11. Handwritten GASLIGHT ANTHEM
12. Peter Buck PETER BUCK

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Best of 2012: Top 12 Cover Versions

Covers are such an important part of all artists repertoire, think of how rock was born, as covers of blues and country songs, look at Elvis early songs, look at the early Beatles and Stones albums, dominated by covers, Led Zeppelin were big on covers as is Joan Jett too and Springsteen’s live shows have always had a healthy dose of covers..

It’s important that all up and coming bands learn cover songs, it will help their live show, it will help their songwriting too.. So i’ve picked out some very nice covers for your enjoyment…and the podcast will have some clips of all of the songs, seek them out and buy the complete versions! covers 2012

and these are all versions the public would have had access to, not live performances at a random show…. so let’s go…

Number 12: Cherie Currie Roxy Roller  Cherie’s new album is due out in 2013 and we were given a sampler of 4 tracks, featuring backing from Slash, Matt Sorum, Duff Mckagan, Billy Corgan and others, i really dug this version of the long forgotten Sweeney Todd song, which featured Nick Gilder on Vocals, later covered by Suzy Quatro… but i’m liking Cherie’s New version the best of all three…

Number 11: Giovanni Hendriksen My Kind of Town  Steven Van Zandt in character as a mobster in the witness protection program, singing Sinatra and changing the lyrics from “Chicago is” to “Lillehammer is”  works for me and it will work for you too.

Number 10: Gaslight Anthem You Got Lucky Brian Fallon and the crew have all done some cool covers, including a Bon Iver cover that came out last month, but i like this one of the Petty song best, but it does leave me both frustrated and hopeful. Frustrated that of all the Petty songs that this band can really nail, they chose this one, but hopeful that maybe they’ll go back to this same Petty album and try to tackle Change of Heart, or Deliver Me, or The Same Old You or Straight into Darkness, yeah, Gaslight could really nail all of those. Let’s hope they try.

Number 9: The Civil Wars Billie Jean Joy Williams and John Paul White really kick ass on the harmonies of this song that is slowed down considerably compared to the Michael Jackson version, with a very cool guitar riff that if sped up could almost be reggae. No version could ever top the original, right? Then again, perhaps maybe this might.

Number 8: Wendy James It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding I’ll admit these two things, i was in a record store in the late 80′s and there was a 12inch single with a smoking hot half naked girl on the cover, i bought it only because of the picture (it was $1.99), the record was better than the picture, and i then would buy every album and single by Transvision Vamp and Wendy James and loved them all. The second thing I’ll admit is that i rolled my eyes when this 7 minute cover of the Bob Dylan classic crossed my desk. Ok, yes she has done great versions of Holly and the Italians and even Elvis Costello songs, but Dylan? and of all the Dylan songs this one? But you know what, it delivers, it’s different than this song has ever been done and when you take all that politically is still polarizing our world, the lyrics and sentiment of this masterpiece still hits home.

Number 7: Superchunk Cruel Summer  How cool is it when a rock band covers a pop hit and gives it some juice. Superchunk does that here and even Bananarama would be impressed, i think? now hopefully someone will punk up Robert Deniro’s Waiting next.

Number 6: Amanda Palmer Polly  There are not enough adjectives to describe Amanda Palmer, but if you forced to come up with two, i’d go with Enjoyable Insanity, because you think it’s crazy, and it probably it is, but it’s so much fun. The most popular skit on SNL this year was the girl you don’t want to get stuck at a party with, Amanda is the opposite, she’s the one, you want to talk to, and maybe she’ll break into a Nirvana cover.

Number 5: Shannon and the Clams White Rabbit Kinda Cool when an Oakland band crosses the bay literally and musically to cover one of the most important songs of the Haight-Ashbury movement. This is a stellar take on the Jefferson Airplane classic.

Number 4: Mike Doughty Southern Girls Mike Doughty released a covers album this year called The Flip is Another Honey, and i’m torn between this Cheap Trick cover or the John Denver cover that features Roseanne Cash, so they both make the list… 

Number 3: Mike Doughty Take Me Home Country Roads 

Number 2:  Girl in a Coma Heatwave Girl in a Coma are no strangers to fantastic covers, and when JCPenney commissioned them to do this song for a commercial, they learned it in an hour and recorded it in one take and the result was glorious.

Number 1: The Twylight Zones Ride on, Baby Here’s a recipe for spectacular: a little known Jagger-Richards gem, played by Jersey shore guitar slinger Bobby Bandiera, with the rhythm section of the E Street Band: Garry Tallent on Bass and Max Weinberg on Drums, plus Steven Van Zandt on guitar and producing and arranging, with John Magaro on vocals, from the soundtrack of Not Fade Away. This will blow you away and will have you seeking out the Stones version (it’s on the album Flowers)

click on the link, not the player to listen…

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Playlists for 12/23/12 on THE PEAK and WDHA

107.1 The Peak

christmas christmas george beverly shea
Christmas Is My Fav’rite Time Of Year Fred Flintstone
Christmas Is On! Gary “U.S.” Bonds
Twinkle JD McPherson
Away In A Manger Paul Westerberg
happy birthday jesus Little Cindy
(it’s gonna be a) Punk rock xmas The Ravers
Peppermint Schnapps Wyldlife
another christmas yobs
Merry Xmas i dont wanna fight Little Steven w/Max Weinberg 7
Kung Fu Christmas Bill Murray
all alone on christmas The Midtown Men
Mele Kalikimaka Willie K
Christmas in hollywood (edit) Hollywood Undead
Christmas In LA Dave Philp
christmas in malibu the radudes
New York is a Christmas Kind of Town Marah
christmas in rochester, my home town (minnesota) the sunset terrace school singers
Christmas Is The Time Kids of Widney High
Christmas Time All Over The World The Smithereens
Christmas in Heaven Monty Python
christmas time in hell The Dark Prince
don’t believe in christmas pearl jam
what santa wants Santa claus
How Can santa come to Puerto Rico Steve Allen & Ricky Vera
Donde Esta Santa Claus? Guster
Santa Claus Jerry Clayton
Happy Santa Claus Billy Rancher & The Unrealgods
christmas dance johnny rabb
dance around the christmas tree lil wally and harmony boys
Merry Twistmas  Jay Matty
its a technicolor xmas when you’re jewish cause the movie houses never close tommy & the greyhounds
that punchbowl full of joy Sonny Columbus and Del Fuegos
run rudolph run Dramarama
rudolfo Lorraine St Claire 
jerry gee-raffe Vincent Russell

105.5 WDHA

Christmas Christmas Cheap Trick
Christmas, Christmas Mojo Nixon
The Season’s Upon Us Dropkick Murphys
Christmas Threw Up all over you April Smith and the Lost Picture Show
Piss The Season Wyldlife
The Hat I Got For Christmas Is Too Beeg  Mel Blanc
santa’s got a mullet Nerf herder
boardwalk santa/ghetto santa (bruce parody) Punsters
Christmas In The Poor House Luther Lackey
Tegan and Sara – The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) Tegan & Sara
Sleigh Ride fun.
run rudolph run Dramarama
santa claus rides a strawberry roan jim lowe
Santa’s Got a Coupe de Ville Four Imperials
Santa Don’t Drive No Pick-Up Truck  Foster Martin Band Foster Martin Band
Santa drives a Big Brown Truck Ken jones
surfin santa The Ramblers
Santa Claus Is Surfin’ To Town Soupy Sales
26 Santa’s Got An Airplane  Beach Boys
Santa’s Comin’ In A Whirlybird Gene Autry
Rocket Ship Santa The BellRays
Santa Came On A Nuclear Missle Heather Noel
i saw mommy kissing santa claus John Wesley Harding
i saw mommy fisting santa claus vinnie and the stardusters
I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus Siném Sinaye
Butch The Gay Santa Claus Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Christmas Is a Pain In the Arse The Accelerators
I Sure Hope I Don’t Have to Beat Your Ass This Christmas Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Breaking Christmas Balls Tommy Mullaney
Christmas Time For My Penis The Vandals
xmas message from jenna jameson
sex toys for christmas Vegas Demilo
Humping Santa Ms. Jody
Santa, I Got Your Number  Tommy Tutone
takin care of christmas  Randy Bachman
Christmas int the Stars, A Star Wars Christmas Side One

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Playlist for 12/16/12 on THE PEAK and WDHA

107.1 The Peak and 105.5 WDHA

Anything, Anything Dramarama
Gun Control Laws Clip from West Wing
Gun Control Ian Hunter
america lets get started again Miss Abrams & Strawberry Point 4th grade class
Multiplication Table 2′s Scholastic School 45 RPM Record
one and one is two Badbeats
Add It Up The Kinks
Innocence Is Beautiful Joe Grushecky
the innocent ones Willie Nile
(Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard Cat Stevens
Teacher Teacher The Knack
christmas in rochester, my home town (minnesota) the sunset terrace school singers
Where Do The Children go Hooters
eight days Jon Caspi
Xmas (it sure doesn’t feel like it) Dogmatics
X Mas Time (It Sure Doesn’t Feel Like It) The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas Toad the Wet Sprocket
Messed Up Xmas The Dollyrots
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
Blue Christmas Bright Eyes
Blue Christmas Girl In A Coma
Blue Christmas Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
Any Given Day Emily Hurd
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) The Smithereens
Santa Bring My Baby Back O.B. Buchana
If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home Reigning Sound
Christmas Ain’t No Good Without You Pete And J
Home For Christmas Kenny Laguna
I Won’t Be Home For Christmas Blink-182
Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You The Cute Lepers
Please Come Home For Christmas Southside Johnny 
Let Them Be Little Davy Jones

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12/16/12 Opening Hour

Here is the opening 45 minutes of the show that aired on 12/16/12 featuring the monologues and songs.

please click on the 12612 link to play instead of the play button.

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Playlists for 12/09/12 on THE PEAK and WDHA

107.1 The Peak

Anything, Anything Dramarama
Unsquare Dance Dave Brubeck Quartet (RIP Dave)
Square Dance For Round Cats Edd Byrnes
Come On Up To The House Tom Waits (Happy Bday Tom)
Come On Get Happy The Partridge Family (happy bday Susan Dey)
We’re A Happy Family Ramones
the happy wanderer The Little Angels
Happy Town The Replacements
I Believe in Love Suedehead
I Believe R.E.M.
it’s alright Peter Buck (happy bday Peter)
All Alright Fun.
The Kids Are Alright [live] Pearl Jam
i saw her standing there Jagger, Bruce, Billy, Beck, Dylan, Ringo, George and more
Hot Rod Angel Scott Kempner
It’s A Dream The Wallflowers (happy bday Jakob)
Brutal Love Green Day (happy bday Tre Cool)
A Little Boy Named Train Green Day
Ride On The Train Hollis Brown
S.W.A.K Wyldlife
(No More) Wet T-Shirt Contests Low Cut Connie
Stuck Between Stations The Hold Steady
My Yiddishe Momme Connie Francis (happy bday Connie)
i dreamt i dreamt of gefilte fish Punsters
Hanukahh Rocks Gefilte Joe and the fish (happy hanukahh)
Back Door Santa (live on air) Low Cut Connie
Pity Party (live on air) Low Cut Connie
party party Elvis Costello
dance the kung fu Carl Douglas (happy bday David Carradine)

105.5 WDHA

Anything, Anything Dramarama
Psycho Song Elvis Costello (Ann Coutler bday)
turn it up Man Raze (happy bday Phil Collen)
The Cat and the Cream Low Cut Connie
End of the road Jerry Lee Lewis
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care Elvis Presley
Slippin and Slidin (piano only version) Little Richard
I Can Feel Your Heartbeat The Partridge Family (happy bday Susan Dey)
woke up in love Plastiq Passion
Don’t Cry Baby Blue (live on air) Low Cut Connie
Back Door Santa (live on air) Low Cut Connie
Kill Your Boyfriend Big Damn Heroes
I Feel It In My Bones The Killers
Closer Tegan & Sara
8th Avenue Serenade Green Day (happy bday Tre Cool)
6th Avenue Heartache The Wallflowers (happy bday Jakob)
4th Bruce Tunkel
second GuessinG R.E.M. (happy bday Peter Buck)
Young At Heart Frank Sinatra (happy bday Frank)
Satisfaction Jagger, Bruce, Billy, Beck, Dylan, Ringo, George and more
I Ain’t Ever Satisfied John Mellencamp
Phases Household
Between Reality and Morality GBU
Girls in Fedoras Wyldlife
Who Put the Bomp Ted Knight (happy bday Ted)
Alabama Song/Whiskey Bar [Live] The Knack with Ray Manzarek
Touch Me The Doors (happy bday Jim Morrison)
Rock ‘n Roll ‘n Rock ‘n Roll Elliott Murphy
merry xmas baby Scott Kempner

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Playlists for 12/02/12 on THE PEAK and WDHA

107.1 THE PEAK

Anything, Anything Dramarama
DJ Rich Russo Terrible Tim
Good times rock and roll Flash Cadillac
Rock and Roll Love Affair Prince
Rock ‘n Roll Love Letter Bay City Rollers
Roxy Roller Cherie Currie (happy bday Cherie)
Love On The Wrong Side Of Town (1977 Roxy) Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes (happy bday Southside)
I’ve Been Lonely Too Long (Live) Felix Cavaliere (happy bday Felix)
Steve Van Zandt Calls in
People Got to Be Free The Rascals
All Alone on Christmas The Midtown Men
Steve Van Zandt on the Phone
I ain’t gonna eat out my heart anymore The Young Rascals
Steve Van Zandt Call Conclusion
Ain’t That Unusual Goo Goo Dolls (happy bday Johnny Resnik)
Ain’t gonna wash for a week Eddie Hodges
Dirty Woman Howlies
The Howdy Doody Christmas The Fontana Sisters (happy bday Buffalo Bob)
Don’t Cry Baby Blue Low Cut Connie
Ride On The Train Hollis Brown
Sidewalk Queen Wyldlife
I Can t Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen
Fallin’ & Flyin’ Jeff Bridges (happy bday Jeff)
mr hand (happy bday Ray Walston)
mr handleman The Knack
let my freak flag fly Caesars
Gary Gilmore’s Eyes The Adverts (Gary Gilmore Bday)
Closer Tegan & Sara
She Don’t Love Nobody Desert Rose Band (happy bday Chris Hillman)
Police Squad Dick Clark (happy bday Dick)
Second Choice Any Trouble
Left Hand Turn Dan Kidney & The Pulsations (RIP Dr Joseph Murray)

105.5 WDHA

Anything, Anything  Dramarama
mr hand (happy bday Ray Walston)
i don’t know The Replacements
Do You Know What I Mean Lee Michaels (happy bday Lee)
always the last to know Del Amitri
rock and roll is dead The Rubinoos
Rock and Roll Love Affair Prince
Rock And Roll Love Letter The Records
rock and roll girl The Muffs
Mr X Cherie Currie (happy bday Cherie)
Kill Your Boyfriend Big Damn Heroes
Don’t Cry Baby Blue Low Cut Connie
tragic (rattlesnake mix) Plastiq Passion
Talk About The Passion (Live in Toronto) R.E.M.
Passion Is No Ordinary Word Graham Parker & The Rumour
coathangers Graham Parker & the Rumour
Johnny The Coathangers
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Southside Johnny (happy bday Southside)
The Brokenhearted Bruce Springsteen
Fallin’ & Flyin’ Jeff Bridges (happy bday Jeff)
Flying High Again Ozzy Osbourne (happy bday Ozzy)
Mile High The Obvious
Every Breath you take Jaye P. Morgan (happy bday Jaye)
One Step Forward Desert Rose Band (happy bday Chris Hillman)
Run Willie Nile
You Better Run The Young Rascals (happy bday Felix Cavaliere)
Run For Your Life Nancy Sinatra
Bullet Steel Train
Biting Bullets INXS

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Little Steven Van Zandt calls into Anything Anything Podcast

Little Steven calls into to the anything anything radio program, he discusses his upcoming Rascals shows. Did you know that the first show that Steven saw was the Rascals? and that was Bruce’s first show too? some other E Street tidbits too and much much more

this podcast includes all that was broadcast on the radio plus a bonus 10 minutes of fascinating discussion that happened off air while songs were playing, you don’t want to miss this!!

 

 

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