Saturday, June 12, 2010

Podcast for the Week of 06/12/10

Now that we've got the basics sorted out, we can get right down to the proper business of doing a podcast! Last week was sort of a test run, a bunch of stuff that was handy while I was learning to use the program. This week, we're actually jumping in with both feet and doing a right and proper theme.

With that in mind, one of the purposes of this week - and the next few weeks - is less to play a number of monstrously obscure songs than to draw a linear progression between a number of important songs. Some of these songs are less well-known than others (the first half dozen should be familiar to anyone over the age of eight with a pulse and a working set of ears, so no obscuro-points there), but hopefully in this context you can listen for some specific unifying concepts that might not otherwise reveal themselves. This may seem overly pedantic, but hopefully even if you think I'm full of shit you can enjoy hearing "Funky Drummer" again.

The tracks are, as always, below the cut - see if you can give it a first listen without spoiling the fun!

1. Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me (1956)
2. Martha and the Vandellas - (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (1963)
3. Martha and the Vandellas - Nowhere to Run (1965)
4. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
5. The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (1966)
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? (1967)
7. Silver Apples - Misty Mountain (1968)
8. James Brown - Give It Up or Turnit a Loose (In the Jungle Groove Remix) (1969/1986)
9. John Lennon - Instant Karma (1970)
10. James Brown - Funky Drummer (1970)
11. Can - Bring Me Coffee or Tea (1971)
12. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun (1972)
13. Michael Viner and His Incredible Bongo Band - Apache (1973)
14. Neu - Hero (1975)

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