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Playlist for Wednesday,
August 15, 2001:
Updated: August 23, 2001
For our eleventh show of the second season, Drew and Bruce once again foisted 120 minutes of radio "sparkle" on an unsuspecting Cincinnati, in our soon-to-be-trademarked "He Said / He Said" format where Bruce plays the first hour's music, and Drew plays the second.
Thanks to Steve and the technical staff at WAIF, Studio A has never been so cool! Remember "Door Closed. Air Condition Low Humidity"!
LATER THIS SUMMER:
(the listings follow this format: Artist Name / Song Name / Album Name / Album Year / Comments)
B'ehl / Don't You Forget About Me / Pretty in Pop / 1997 / Bruce:
Indie bands cover songs from John Hughes' films on this EP. Interesting. Drew:
If by "interesting" you mean "crappy", then I agree. It
was "interesting". Bruce: If by "crappy" you mean
"rockin", then I agree. :)
Posies / Dream All Day / Best of the Posies / 2000 / Bruce:
This is one of those weird grunge-wannabe songs that has enough hook that
you can't get it out of your head for days on end.
Michael Jackson / PYT (Pretty Young Thing) / Thriller / 1982
/ Bruce: Another foray into vinyl for us at Smack It. Went over quite
well, if you ask me.
Thingy / Pony / Compilation / 1998 / Bruce: Rob's vocals
almost make you forget that the lyrics are so dark in all of his songs...
This one's especially bouncy.
Suzanna Vega / 99.9F° / 99.9F° / 1993 / Bruce:
When folkies go pop, pt I. This is an example of what good things can happen
if you take a boring folk singer off the streets and gussie her up with a
combination love interest and hitmaking producer...
Talking Heads / And She Was / Sand in the Vaseline / 1989 /
Bruce: I really wanted to play "Lifetime Piling Up" but figured
that part of the CD was too dirty, so I didn't even attempt it.
Peter Himmelman / Always in Disguise / KCRW Morning Becomes
Eclectic / 1994 / Bruce: Pretty sweet. Don't know much more from him
other than this track on this compilation, a KRCW series where they release
work by artists visiting their morning show. Hmm. Maybe Drew and I should
consider this...! It's originally from his "Flown This Acid World"
CD, which is a great title. Drew: SMACK IT CINCINNATI! does not endorse
nor advocate the use of recreational drugs.
John Taylor / Gabe / Techno for Two / 2001 / Bruce: Good
to hear the pioneer of 80's britpop bassplaying back playing bass. And limiting
his voice to things he's capable of. Great track, great album.
Sinead O'Conner / This is to Mother You / Gospel Oak EP / 1996
/ Bruce: It's neat when someone everyone slags off as being a hack
makes a great CD. Although this was only an EP, it was pretty perfect. Lots
of downtempo but truthful tunes with a lot of celtic instrumentation.
REM / Fall On Me / Fables of the Reconstruction / 1987 / Bruce:
Loved this video. Michael Stipe directed it, ya know. Drew: Michael
Stipe is a musician, singer, now director. And he's GAY! This
man has it all. Bruce: He doesn't have you, Drew. Drew: Only
you have me, Bruce!
Duran Duran / Ordinary World / Duran Duran / 1993 / Bruce:
Drew vaguely knew this wasn't Hungry Like the Wolf. Drew: It wasn't?
All that britpop sounds the same to me. You turn any britpop artist upside
down, and they even LOOK the same.
Robbie Fulks / Let's Kill Saturday Night / Let's Kill Saturday
Night / 1997 / Bruce: This is as rockin' as Robbie gets. Check him
out the next time he
plays Southgate House. He has a good mix of rock, alt-country and a pretty fun point of view on things that keeps the live show flying along.
Paul Simon / I Know What I Know / Graceland / 1987 / Bruce:
Anytime there are women of color shrieking and chanting, it screams "chart
hit" to me.
Andrea Bochelli & Sarah Brightman / Time to Say Goodbye
/ Romanza / 1998 / Bruce: They play this at the Bellagio fountain,
otherwise I never would have looked it up. When you see columns of water prancing
to it, it all makes sense.
Counting Crows / Angels of the Silences / Face the Promised Land / 1999 /
Tom Jones & The Chieftans / Tennesse Waltz / Long Black
Veil / 1995 / Bruce: A radio programmer can never get fired for playing
Tom Jones. Ev'ryone loves the bastard. Drew: My mother even loves Tom
Allison Moyet / Only You / Singles / 1995 / Bruce: I
keep forgetting this is Yaz/Alison Moyet. The dancier songs on their album
don't sound much like this... God bless John Hughes for using it in 16 Candles
though. Drew: Just God bless John Hughes. And God bless Bruce Lachey.
Creed / Say I / Human Clay / 1999 /
Jody Grind / Just Because You Wear Big Shoes / One Man's Trash
is Another Man's Treasure / 1990 / Bruce: She ain't bad... for country.
Drew: Bruce ain't bad... for portly.
Mike Helm / This Is My Pop Song / Yer Pal Mr. Snake In The Grass / 1997 /
New Mongrels / I Know Everything / Not Dead (Yet) / 1993 /
Sheryl Crow / Strong Enough / Tuesday Night Music Club / 1993 /
Ben Folds Five / Brick / Whatever & Ever Amen / 1997 / Bruce:
If I had to pick any song about abortion as my 'favorite', this would be right
up there. Drew: This is about abortion? MAN... That's not what I thought at
Seven Mary Three / Lucky / Rockcrown / 1997 / Bruce:
I was there for the riotin' on Main when they played Jammin' on Main. Were
you there, Drew? Drew: Who do you think threw the first bottle, boyo?
Smoke / Freak (Winn's Song) / Smoke / 1994 /
Jody Grind / One Man's Trash (Is Another Man's Treasure) / One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure / 1990 /
Allison Moyet / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Singles / 1995 /