More great tunes from the past decade. We hit shuffle on a special collaborative playlist powered by our listeners. Today: Slowdive, Janelle Monáe, DIIV, Beck, Beach Slang, Jayhawks, Vampire Weekend, Ex Hex and Parquet Courts.
Jim shares some rarities from his collection (music that is unavailable or difficult to find on the streaming services). He starts with a song from Bob Mould’s underappreciated mid-’90s solo career, then plays a tune from an oft-overlooked Paul Westerberg album from 2002. (Recorded on the back deck, and featuring guest Jasper Colt.)
What’s new in the Rockin’ the Suburbs record collection? How about some Dori Freeman, Deer Tick, Metz and Rostam? Plus, a Big Star cover by Beach Slang.
It’s an episode programmed by you, the listeners! This edition of Fan Mail Friday includes songs by Bonny Doon, Concrete Blonde, the Spice Girls with Echo & the Bunnymen (what?), the Lightning Seeds, Better Than Ezra and more. (There’s even a song about poo; it was bound to happen.) Our friend Adam Woodard joins in the fun.
Jim & Patrick go through their massive fan mail and talk about the Black Crowes, Fleetwood Mac, DYGL, a beer song and more.
Beach Slang plays loud, fast rock ‘n’ roll … and covers some great songs too. Jim & Patrick discuss.
The trilogy concludes with two more musical discoveries from year-end best-of lists.