Last month, we did a series of episodes about novelty songs, with guest cohost Chris Wadsworth. Today, Chris returns as we play listener favorites: Reunion, Cheech & Chong, Alexei Sayle, and Screaming Blue Messiahs.
Another call to the Suburban Party Line. Kevin Clement calls to recommend two cover songs: Aretha Franklin’s take on a classic by The Band and Bettye LaVette’s interpretation of a great song by The Who.
It’s time to answer the Suburban Party Line. Jeff from Kansas City calls in to tell us a story of how he rediscovered that great song he once heard. It was “Sleepwalk” by Santo & Johnny, via a Jeff Beck cover on the “Porky’s Revenge” soundtrack. Wait, what?
We wrap up this Fan Mail Week with an assortment of correspondence, including “new” Joe Strummer music, a Vampire Weekend cover by I’m With Her, talk about ticket stubs, and comments about Wax Fang’s “Majestic” as featured on the “American Dad” TV show.
More “Smells Like Teen Spirit” cover suggestions (kind of but not entirely). Kurt Gallagher likes Moog Cookbook’s synth instrumental. BJ Bonin nominates “Weird Al” Yankovic’s parody. And Kjell Arne Sandvik picks Pansy Division’s queer take on the song.