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June 02, 2017 03:39 AM PDT

Three more songs get the title of Essential Pop Three! Congrats to our friends Rooni, Cotton Mather and The Hangabouts! Thanks to all that voted! Check out their winning cuts, along with many others o this episode!

I Woke Up In Love This Morning Doug Powell
Long Legs The Magic Numbers
People Come On The Woggles
Someone Else's Heart Squeeze
Saturday Evening Clothes Suburban Hi-Fi
Certain Kinda Girl The Producers
One Lawn Away The Tattle tales
Losing California Sloan
On Pop Of The World PEACHFUZZ
Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives The Hangabouts
Girl With A Blue Guitar Cotton Mather
Paul Stanley Rooni
Make It Like the Movies The Dives
Something In The Way The Campbell Apartment
Just Like a Train Your Gracious Host
Let's Get Together The Jessica Fletchers
I Ain't No Miracle Worker The Brogues
Today Freddy & The Four-Gone Conclusions
Hold Me Up Velvet Crush
Cryin Won't Help Me Now Paul Collins
We All Need Someone To Love - ORBIS Orbis Max

May 15, 2017 05:19 PM PDT

Who is this Valerie so many artists sing about? Is the lady on the third floor or an alluring vixen that defies categorization? I've included a couple of Valerie track for your listening pleasure... you decide.


Valerie Sometimes Jody Porter
Can't Help You Anymore Sugar
I'll Get By Swag
The Kids Who Kill for Sugar Splitsville
Am Elvyn
Radio Heartthrob Sugar Stems
Satellite Love Maritime
Temptation Inside Your Heart The Velvet Underground
Life Goes On Everyday Things, The
Everyday Things The Plimsouls
Biggest Liar in the World JTG Implosion, The
Marauders - Get Away Marauders
The Rain Song Continental Drifters
Get It The Muffs
Valerie The Zutons
Changing All The Time Arvidson and Butterflies
Tired & Buttered Quilt
She's in Love Again Cherry Twister
Get Out Sallie Ford
9 - 9 R.E.M.

May 15, 2017 04:56 PM PDT

In this episode, Wayne, the Ice Cream Man takes the reigns and we all are in for a wild wonderful ride!

Here is the track list:
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner (Single)
The Sights - Hott Seat (Are You Green LP)
The Specials - Guns Of Navarone (Stereo Typical A's and B's LP)
White Pagoda - You Should Be Right (Everything Explodes LP)
Trolley - I Woke Up (Things That Shine And Glow LP)
The Singles - Love Is Just A Game (Start Again LP)
A.C.Newman - Miracle Drug (The Slow Wonder LP)
The Gurus - Sleeping Girl (The Gurus LP)
The Nashville Ramblers - Trains (single)
The Terrorsurfs - Horrorface (Zomboid Surf Attack LP)
The Giant Robots - Malaga Twist (Single)
Big Boss Man - Beat Breakfast (Full English Beat LP)
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks (Single)
Tommy Roe - Sheila (Single)
The Boss Martians - I am Your Radio (The Set Up LP)
Squeeze - Is That Love (Single)
Small Faces - What'cha gonna Do About It? (The Small Faces LP)
The Who - Heatwave (A Quick One LP)
The Zombies - Just Out Of Reach (Begin Here And Singles LP)
The Nerves - When You Find Out (Single)
The Parasites - Please Come Back (Non Stop Power Pop Vol. 1)
Nick Piunti - 13 In My Head (13 In My Head LP)
No Use For A name - Let It Slide (More Betterness LP)

May 12, 2017 06:48 PM PDT

This week, new tracks by the Marauders, Cotton Mather, Rob Clarke and the Wooltones, Filthy Friends, Phenomenal Cat and Gretchen's Wheel ... plus plenty of old favorites to keep you jumping.
I'm off on vacation next week but a friend from over the pond agree to keep you entertained... you guessed it, Wayne, The Ice Cream Man is the guest host next week! You are in great hands folks!


I'd Rather Be Myracle Brah
Hijinks Dad Cotton Mather
Love The Rooks
What's Your Stand The Stems
This Is Where I Belong Bill Lloyd
Dirty Fingers Marauders
On My Own The Three O'Clock
Mixed Messages Tuns
Let Me Out Kurt Baker
Jump In My Igloo Rob Clarke And The Wooltones
Suburban Sweetheart Josh Rouse
Cricket Time The Hangabouts
between 1 and 3 Gretchen's Wheel
Any Kind of Crowd Filthy Friends
Murder on Her Mind The Chevelles
Black Summer Cherry Twister
Sore Thumb The Format
The Infinite Dot Dash
As Far as I Throw Nick Piunti

May 06, 2017 04:56 AM PDT

Great new tracks plus May's Essential Pop Three; Dyslexic Postcards, Magic Eight Ball, and Searching For Sylvia. Three amazing songs, three amazing bands!

Girl With A Blue Guitar Cotton Mather
Blue Line Let's Active
This One's For You The Bopp
Don't Let Me Go On Baz Francis
Miss July Brad Jones
Magic Bar The Jessica Fletchers
Blue Is Red Jets Overhead
Jimmy Mark Mulcahy
The Shakes That You Make Dyslexic Postcards
If The World's Never Falling Asleep Magic Eight Ball
Read I For You Searching for Sylvia
Feelin' All Dave Mustaine The Tattle tales
Forty-nine Percent Second Saturday
I Call Your Name Orbis Max
She Said The Gunboat Diplomats
Sinking Feeling (feat Molly Felder) The Hangabouts
Virginia Woolf Robyn Hitchcock
Painting the Town Blue John Doe

April 28, 2017 03:19 PM PDT

This week we celebrate the release of Ray Davies new album, Americana! With the help of some friends, namely Wayne Lundqvist Ford, Dave Caruso, Craig Carlstrom, Keith Klingensmith, Ed Ryan, Mike Patton and David Brookings, we have come up with a great playlist.

I hope you enjoy this timeless artist!


David Watts The Kinks Something Else By The Kinks
I'm Not Like Everybody Else The Kinks Face To Face
Wings of Fantasy Ray Davies Americana
Skin And Bone The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies
Pressure The Kinks Low Budget
Picture Book The Kinks The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Silent Movie Ray Davies Americana
'Till The End Of The Day Ray Davies, Alex Chilton & The 88 See My Friends
Juke Box Music The Kinks Sleepwalker
The Hard Way The Kinks Schoolboys in Disgrace
Fancy Jon Auer Give The People What We Want : Songs of The Kinks
Sittin' On My Sofa The Kinks The Kink Kontroversy
Starstruck The Kinks The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
This Time Tomorrow The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One
Stop Your Sobbing The Kinks The Ultimate Collection
State Of Confusion The Kinks State Of Confusion
Waterloo Sunset The Kinks Something Else By The Kinks
The Great Highway Ray Davies Americana
Permanent Waves The Kinks Misfits
Live Life The Kinks Misfits
Living On A Thin Line The Kinks Word Of Mouth
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
I Go To Sleep The Pretenders Pretenders II
Days The Kinks The Ultimate Collection
Better Things The Kinks Give The People What They Want
Tired of Waiting For You David Brookings
Americana Ray Davies Americana

April 22, 2017 03:00 AM PDT

Alex returns for episode 80 with tracks from Baz Francis, The Speak, The Three O'Clock, Miracle Legion, Kurt Baker and More.

All Good Things The Remains
Our Love Rhett Miller
Invisible The Speak
O Valencia! The Decemberists
Saving Graces (featuring Robby Valentine & Maria Catharina) Baz Francis
Remember The Lightning 20/20
To Your Satisfaction Tuns
Terry & Julie Step Out The Knack
When Lightening Starts The Three O'Clock
Before Our Eyes The On and Ons
Portugese Prince Goldcure
Chi-Town The Cribs
Candy Lilac Cotton Mather
Fun And Games The Connells
She's Gone Away The Feels
She Grows Where She's Planted The Red Button
I Wanna Take Her Home The Above
All For You Kurt Baker Combo
You Don't Need Excuses To Be Good Sloan
Madison Park Miracle Legion

April 15, 2017 04:15 AM PDT

My selection are all over the place including:The Bopp, The Dazies, Sallie Ford, Vista Blue SOMERDALE, Coke Belda, Too Much Joy, Rooni, Chris Richards and the Subtractions and much more.


Listen To My Heart Ramones
'Til Tomorrow The Regrettes
The Coolest Kid In The Room SOMERDALE
Not This Time Bash & Pop
Back From War The Bopp
Bad Year For Rock And Roll Chuck Prophet
Who You Are Dada
Won’t Need Yours The Tell-Tale Hearts
Middle Child Sallie Ford
DL Time Again Vista Blue
1-2-3 (What You Do To Me) The Dazies
Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) The Vaccines
Long Haired Guys From England Too Much Joy
Paul Stanley Rooni
I Must Have Been Dreaming Marcy Playground
Tomorrow Will Be Fine The Sunnyboys
The Pilot The White Buffalo
You're not in love Coke Belda
I Can't Quit Her Chris Richards and the Subtractions
PAY FOR IT The Both (Aimee Mann And Ted Leo)
White Light Real Estate
Riding On The Subway Jesse Malin

April 08, 2017 03:58 AM PDT

Episode 78 is now archived and it includes our first Essential Pop Three! Congratulations to The Bopp, Ed Ryan & Gretchen's Wheel! Plus new tracks from Vista Blue, Baby Scream, The Forty Nineteens, Dyslexic Postcards and an amazing version of War Pigs by the Phenomenal Ruthie Foster!

Get it On Woodentops
Mr. Tomorrow Gigolo Aunts
No Idea Outlines
Name For You The Shins
Wasn't It You The Forty Nineteens
Spent the Rent The Fools
WAR (What Is It Good For?) Vista Blue
Hate & War The Clash
Who's She Dancin' With The Rings
Better in the Dark Gretchen's Wheel
Everything's Gonna Be Alright Ed Ryan
Power My Pop The Bopp
Climbing Down Baby Scream
Concrete Bed Nada Surf
Dark As Days Army Navy
Honeymoon Home The Model Rockets
I Went Electric Bill Lloyd
Pushin' Too Hard The Seeds
The Shakes That You Make Dyslexic Postcards
We’re Living In Violent Times The Barracudas
War Pigs Ruthie Foster

April 01, 2017 04:16 AM PDT

All generations are welcome to enjoy this episode... From the Ramones to Real Estate ... Suzie Quatro to Suzi and Los Quatro and Richard Hell to Ryan Allen. We even bang a gong in honor of Chuck Barris. Listen Love & Share!

Blank Generation Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Stained Glass Real Estate
Fake It The Unswept
Screw Up Sallie Ford
People Factory Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms
Post Breakup Stoner THE SUNFLOWERS
Better Than Most The Manics
Workin' Man Reno Bo
Palisades Park Ramones
The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death The Housemartins
First Date (Are You Coming On To Me) The Fleshtones
Bang A Gong (Get It On) T.Rex
Teenage Love Made Me Insane The High Dials
Another ****ing song Coke Belda
Radio! Stereo! Suzy & Los Quattro
Rock Hard Suzi Quatro
Love Makes You Do Some Funny Things Magic Eight Ball
Everyone's In Love With You Steve Earle
Geraldine The Avett Brothers
Right Here Now Marshal Crenshaw

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