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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Henry Mancini  Dreamsville   Options The Music from Peter Gunn  Buddha  1999  CD  From 1958    0:00:00 ()
Hugo Montenegro  Cool It Julie   Options Hurry Sundown Original Soundtrack  RCA Victor  1967  LP      0:05:58 ()
Maurice Jarre  Doctor Zhivago - Main Title   Options Doctor Zhivago Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Rhino  1995  CD  From 1965    0:08:30 ()
Manos Hadjidakis  The Harmonica and The Waltz   Options America America  Warner Bros.  1963  LP      0:11:06 ()
David Mansfield  Heaven's Gate Waltz   Options Heaven's Gate Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  EMI America  1983  LP      0:13:58 ()
Doug Kershaw  Swamp Dance   Options Days of Heaven - The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture  Pacific Arts  1978  LP  From 1974    0:17:14 ()
Badly Drawn Boy  I Love NYE   Options About a Boy Original Soundtrack  Twisted Nerve/BMG  2002  CD      0:20:43 ()
The Pastels  Wilderness End Theme   Options The Last Great Wilderness Original Soundtrack  Geographic  2003  CD      0:24:06 ()
Vincent Gallo, Sr.  Fools Rush In   Options Buffalo 66 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Will  1998  CD      0:27:57 ()
 
Cate Le Bon  Find Me   Options Crab Day  Drag City  2016  CD    *   0:38:01 ()
The Goon Sax  Up to Anything   Options Up to Anything  Chapter Music  2016  CD    *   0:40:30 ()
David Kilgour  Never End   Options Sugar Mouth  Captured Tracks / Flying Nun  2015  CD  From 1994    0:44:06 ()
Chris Cohen  Torrey Pine   Options As If Apart  Captured Tracks  2016  CD    *   0:48:20 ()
Arthur Russell  What It's Like   Options Love Is Overtaking Me  Audika  2008  CD  From 1977    0:52:32 ()
The Woods  Morning Light   Options City Sun Eater in the River of Light  Woodsist  2016  CD    *   0:58:13 ()
Orville Reed  The Telephone Girl   Options Blind Alfred Reed, Appalachian Visionary  Dust-to-Digital ‎  2016  CD  This is his brother, from 1927  *   1:02:23 ()
Jesse Wadley with John Wadley, Will Jones, and Felix Davenport  Longest Train I Ever Saw   Options Lost Train Blues: John and Alan Lomax and the Early Folk Music Collections at the Library of Congress  Jalopy  2016  LP  From 1934  *   1:06:26 ()
Claire Cronin  In the Field   Options Came Down a Storm  Ba Da Bing  2016  CD    *   1:09:12 ()
Juliana Barwick  Big Hollow   Options Will  Dead Oceans  2016  CD    *   1:13:20 ()
Harmonia  Proto-Deluxe at Harmonia Studio in Forst   Options Documents 1975  Gronland  2016  LP    *   1:19:15 ()
Pascal Comelade + Les Limiñanas  Yesterday Man   Options The Nothing-Twist  Trouble in Mind  2016  LP    *   1:23:07 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of singles lined up in a row
Bad Company  Crazy Circles   Options single  Swan Song  1979  45      1:32:29 ()
The Cookies  Only to Other People   Options single  Dimension  1963  45      1:35:57 ()
Jr. Walker & the All Stars  Dancin' Like They Do on Soul Train   Options single  Soul  1974  45      1:38:31 ()
Marion Worth  Sock It to 'Em, Sister Nell   Options single  Decca  1969  45      1:41:51 ()
The Stranglers  (Get a) Grip (on Yourself)   Options single  United Artists  1977  45      1:44:45 ()
Robert Palmer  Looking for Clues   Options single  Island  1980  45      1:48:10 ()
Prince  Controversy   Options single  Warner Bros.  1981  45      1:52:14 ()
Prince and the Revolution  Mountains   Options single  Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1986  45      1:55:44 ()
 
Prince  Gotta Stop (Messin' About)   Options The Hits/The B-Sides  Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1993  CD  From 1981    2:08:53 ()
Prince  Can't Stop This Feeling I Got   Options Music from "Graffiti Bridge"  Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1990  CD      2:11:02 ()
Prince and the New Power Generation  Willing and Able   Options Diamonds and Pearls  Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1991  CD      2:15:15 ()
Prince  The One U Wanna C   Options Planet Earth  NPG  2007  CD      2:20:19 ()
Prince  Crucial   Options Crystal Ball  NPG  1997  CD  From 1987    2:24:36 ()
Prince  If I Was Your Girlfriend   Options Sign 'O' the Times  Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1987  LP      2:29:42 ()
Prince  Tangerine   Options Rave un2 the Joy Fantastic  NPG/Arista  1999  CD      2:35:05 ()
Prince  It's Gonna Be Lonely   Options Prince  Warner Bros.  1979  LP      2:36:15 ()
Prince and the Revolution  Sometimes It Snows in April   Options Parade  Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1986  LP      2:41:40 ()
Prince  Comeback   Options The Truth  NPG  1997  CD      2:48:27 ()
Prince  Reflection   Options Musicology  NPG  2004  CD      2:50:26 ()
Prince  When You Were Mine   Options single  Warner Bros.  1980  45      2:53:33 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:03am annie:

i love those guys, they rank up there on the joy level with Giant Man...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:04am annie:

good morning joe mcgasko!
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:04am P-90:

Yip yip, happy happy, boing boing, etc etc.
Good morning DJ Joe and friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:04am doctorjazz:

Nice start to my Monday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:06am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Joe. How the yip are you today?
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:07am fxo:

guten TZAG, mein friend.
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:08am V Priceless:

Hey Mr. Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:09am Scraps deSelby:

If I saw you again, I'd smile
But I'd say
Don't call me baby
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:09am Scraps deSelby:

Ahhhhh....
Avatar    Mon. 4/25/16 9:10am Sem Chumbo:

Been Jarrehead for a long time. Morning, Joe, and, hello, Clan McGasko.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:12am Joe McG:

Hello, laddies, lassies. Top 'o the mornin' to youse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:14am Ken From Hyde Park:

I need waltz lessons. Who's with me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:16am doctorjazz:

Don't understand it, have the irresistible urge to cut out of work and take in a good film...
Avatar    Mon. 4/25/16 9:16am KP:

Bonjour, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:17am ChrisB.:

Will there be a cartoon and a newsreel?
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:18am Cooh John:

If it's Monday it has to be McGasko.
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:18am M:

AHHH EEEEEeeeee!!!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:18am Wild Neil:

PEACE et al. I think the original Heaven's Gate was panned because of its subversive message.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:20am annie:

there was a time when i could not get enough doug kershaw!
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:20am BrianFromMA:

Thx for the Doug Kershaw! I'm used to hearing his country-rock stuff and have never actually heard him play traditional style.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:23am melinda:

Morning everyone. I like the Badly Drawn Boy soundtrack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:26am Marcel M:

Morning Joe and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:31am MD:

Good Morning all you Freeform Hooligans! I know your types! LISTENING TO WHAT AND WHOM EVER YOU WANT IN ANY ORDER AND AT ANY TIME!!!
Thank You!!!
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:32am Brendan:

To quote the folks in Forest Gump movie... Shhh he's gonna say something
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:33am testingwithfire:

Good morning Joe... Listener Amy here, back in sunny New England. Great show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:34am melinda:

Weird that it is almost 20 years old. So many good movies from the 90s seem like they were just yesterday.
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:36am KP:

Heaven's Gate is tremendous
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:37am Ken From Hyde Park:

Are there any good songs on the Waterworld soundtrack?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:38am pantz:

Good morning from the Derby City. Always look forward to Surface Noise every Monday.
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:38am Brendan:

Then theres the Heaven's Gate cult
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:39am Ear Hammer:

First an "About a Boy" reference now Cate Le Bon! Boing boing boing!
  Mon. 4/25/16 9:39am KP:

David Mansfield was in Dylan's Rolling Thunder tour band. Not sure if you mentioned
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:40am Joe McG:

Thanks, pantz! @EH: Here I go! @KP: No, I forgot, but thanks! That may be where he got together with T-Bone for the first time and then formed the Alpha Band.... @Ken: Don't know! @twf: Hi, Listener Amy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:41am pantz:

I always thought the soundtrack to "Fantastic Planet" was oddly hypnotic.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:44am Joe McG:

@pantz: That's a nice one! There are a lot of soundtracks with that theremin sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:48am Ĩkє:

I'm pretty sure there is no such person as Vincent Gallo Sr. That's a performance art prank by Vincent Gallo. His real father was a butter-stacking foreman named Guido in Schlurtsboro-Clumpoff, NY, not a Rat Pack-style singer.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:49am Joe McG:

@Ike: Thanks, Ike! I had no idea. It looks like he just sampled a few old records, but I haven't investigated.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:49am Ear Hammer:

You're in my mind grapes -- I almost played this last week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 9:50am melinda:

@Joe: in the movie Hugh Grant joined a single parent support group to meet women, though he didn't have a kid. I watched it not expecting much but it was quite funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:50am annie:

does christopher walken dance in "Heaven's Gate"?
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:51am 3rdAFCrewChief:

Good Morning from Punta Gorda, FL
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:52am JP from KC:

Good morning, all. Not sure how you do it, Joe, but you've always got the cure for my case of the Mondays. Cheers!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:52am Joe McG:

@EH: Hope I'm not stomping 'em! @Melinda: Thanks for the reminder, I haven't seen it in ages. I always kind of liked Hugh Grant, although I know a lot of people don't.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:53am Wild Neil:

@Melinda-Hugh Grant is actually pretty funny! I was surprised. In the movie Music and Lyrics his funniest line is "I give up...my face is in the butter!" when a tough guy pushes his face into a restaurant table. Hilarious!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 9:56am Joe McG:

@JPfromKC: Thanks so much! Just call me Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 9:58am 1ke:

Oops, sorry, I got that wrong. Vincent Gallo's father was actually named Odaba and was a goat herder from Kenya. Kenya, Vermont, that is. They make delicious goat cheese up there in Kenya, Vermont. They feed their goats extra-flavorful cans.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:00am Joe McG:

@Ike: Whatever happened to Vincent Gallo, anyway? I'm not complaining, exactly, just curious.
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:02am Matt:

Diggin the newest Woods!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:02am pantz:

@Ike That sounds like a bit of Gallo's humor :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:04am pantz:

Sorry. No one deserves horrible puns on a Monday morning.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:05am Joe McG:

@pantz: I like horrible puns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:06am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.

I was going to comment on the 'Gallo Snr' but it has been milked and churned into butter already.
Do you remember the funny little shuffling, mincing walk Gallo had in Buffalo 66?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:09am Brian in UK:

A blind, visionary?
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:10am Joe McG:

@Brian: Yes, he was pretty funny in that movie. I like oddball romances. Big "Harold and Maude" fan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:12am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe & all!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:15am βrian:

Huliana! Me gusto.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:15am Joe McG:

Morning, Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 10:16am annie:

i keep confusing "Buffalo 66" with "Brown Bunny". .... not sure which was which now..

βrian, did you have a chance to see that movie?
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:17am βrian:

No, I haven't. Our household is valiantly trying to make it through our queue first. And I need to stock up on bandanas...
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:19am melinda:

Annie Buffalo 66 had Christina Ricci
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:19am JakeGould:

"Buffalo 66" was a good movie. "Brown Bunny" is one where Vincent Gallo gets a blow job from Chloe Sevigny and cries about it at the end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 10:22am JP from KC:

Welp, it's decided. I've got to get this Harmonia LP. It's superb. @JakeGould: HA! I was about to say the same thing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:24am Andrew Waterloo:

Everytime Futurama has Fry's Family on, I think of Buffalo 66.
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:28am melinda:

I liked the Harmonia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 10:31am Mike Sin:

Quite glad to get the chance to roll out the WFMU broadcast signal live and loud through the big ol' speakers on this Monday! As usual, Joe McG is adding some good feelings to this very busy Monday.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:33am Joe McG:

So nice to see you as always, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:35am Ken From Hyde Park:

This Bad Company song has remained well-hidden for many years.
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:36am Jim:

What was the jazz song music bed you played?
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:39am Joe McG:

@Jim: That was Lyle Ritz from one of his jazz ukulele LPs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:42am pantz:

This is a shameless way to get your song played on Soul Train, but I love it!
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:43am Jim:

Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 10:45am Mike Sin:

Coincidentally enough, as I moseyed around my usual music-geek message boards last week, I just found out that Jr. Walker actually played sax with Foreigner (of all folks) during the '80s (!). I'm never too old to learn yet more important classic-rock facts. ;)
Avatar    Mon. 4/25/16 10:45am V Priceless:

STRANGLERS!! YAY!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:45am Ear Hammer:

Yet again, jealous of your 45 collection ---> (get a) grip (on MYSELF) Rommel...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 10:47am Mike Sin:

Great Stranglers track. I think I've liked it because it reminds me of Roxy Music in some way.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:47am Joe McG:

@EH: This one cost $1.99. Pretty expensive!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:49am Ear Hammer:

Breakin' all your own rules!
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:49am melinda:

Jesus, haven't heard this in a long time. Nice to hear in a new context.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:50am Joe McG:

@EH: Freeform is a way of life. :)
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:50am Joe McG:

@melinda: This record is a piece of genius. So well produced.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:52am Greg from ZONE 5:

Dance party!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 10:52am Nardo:

Love the music video for Clues as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:52am doctorjazz:

The Palmer is fabulous, have to dig it up!
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:53am BrianFromMA:

Hmm, guess Steve Miller heard that Robert Palmer 45 before he wrote Abacadabra
  Mon. 4/25/16 10:53am melinda:

The video involved Palmer jumping around on a giant keyboard, didn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 10:54am Matt ww:

Hey Joe Joe
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:55am Joe McG:

@Melinda/Nardo: I haven't seen it, but I want to! @Matt: Hey, Daddy Garbage!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 10:55am Greg from ZONE 5:

Just saw Prince's first performance on SNL.
Un. Fucking. Believable.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 10:57am Joe McG:

@Greg: Was he in the ladies' underwear and trenchcoat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:03am Greg from ZONE 5:

YES!
v.youku.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:05am Greg from ZONE 5:

A lot of Prince's subject matter *still* makes me a little uncomfortable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:06am Stevel:

Greg: Agreed. Part of what made him such a high-level trendsetter.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:06am KP:

Tommy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:06am Listener Scott:

Quadrophenia
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:07am annie:

hehe, thanks for the warning joe, maybe i'll watch heaven's gate now
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:08am oks:

Yes! Thank you Joe!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:09am MD:

Lamb Lies Down On Broadway...you wanna taulk about sex!
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:09am Dean:

Tales from Topographic Oceans

The real pity is that Prince was set to do Diane's show as the Peer Pressure guest this Thursday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:09am Parq:

One of the less celebrated double albums that I dig is XTC's English Settlement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:09am MD:

In a Carl Jung sorta way!!!!
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:09am Owen:

Soft Machine 4. Double album with 4 songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:10am annie:

oh, yes i loved buffalo 66... i DID see it...and i think i'll just keep the memory buried about BBunny. i thought it was a little over the edge for me.
Avatar    Mon. 4/25/16 11:10am PKNY:

My vote goes for "Songs in the Key of Life".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:10am Parq:

What about triple albums? Woodstock and Yessongs are the only two I can think of right off the top of my head, but I know I had several in my collection back in the day.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:11am Dean:

The 10" version of Helmet's "Betty"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:11am Nardo:

If you happen to do a search for the video Looking for Clues, be sure you type "original" video. @Melinda and yes he does jump around on a giant keyboard. Video aired on MTV's first day of broadcasting.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:12am Ochre ogre:

Another exception...Electric Ladyland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:13am nickybones:

Tend to agree with Joe, but Daydream Nation is a perfect record that just happens to be a double LP.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:13am Brendan:

Louder Than Bombs
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:13am melinda:

I sorta remember it from early Mtv days.
Avatar    Mon. 4/25/16 11:13am PKNY:

@Parq - but how many triple albums are there that aren't live or comps? The only one thatI can think of is "Sandinista".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:14am JP from KC:

If we're talking triple albums, I cast my vote for "Sandinista!"
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:14am Joe McG:

@JP: I made a single LP version of "Sandinista!" that kicks butt!
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:15am melinda:

MTV was so exciting in the beginning.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:16am SueAdynamo:

oh snap - the diamonds & pearls album
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:17am Joe B:

Great show Joe. Inspired Prince choices.

As for double albums, you have also inspired me to pull Tusk out of the wall here!
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:18am melinda:

This is great. My knowledge of Prince is limited to early mid 80s hits so it's nice to hear other stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:19am JP from KC:

@Joe McG: I'm intrigued. I don't know that I could pare it down to less than a double.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:19am Dean:

All Things Must Pass (not live, not comp, but it has the Layla leftover disc)
Concert for Bangla Desh (live)
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (almost always three LPs)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:19am Greg from ZONE 5:

I had a good talk with my mom about Prince. She might not run out and buy a bunch of albums, but she's interested in what makes people special. I told her to look up Lemmy too.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:20am Listener Alexandra:

This is really fantastic, Joe...thank you :-)
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:21am Joe McG:

Thanks, Joe! "Tusk" is a great double LP, true!
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:21am Brendan:

I always thought the average 40 mins of music on a single vinyl LP was the perfect amount of time for listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:22am doctorjazz:

Tried that Prince link, doesn't seem to work for me.
Don't even have the patience/attention span for double albums these days, damn CDs are too long, 1 side of an album will do, thanks. (great Prince set, btw)
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:22am Dean:

Metal Machine Music
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:23am Joe McG:

Brendan, I agree with you completely, but I grew up with that format, so maybe it's just how I got used to listening to music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:24am Parq:

All things Must Pass, of course! I was never a big fan of Sandanista! myself, but there's no arguing with its impact. They released an EP around the same time that had a great guitar-driven version of Time is Tight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:24am doctorjazz:

Have been trying forever to get through the Kamasi Washington 3CD set forever, supposed to be the greatest thing ever, too much for me to get through the 3 cds
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:25am ChrisB.:

Prince gets no credit for inventing text-speak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:26am JP from KC:

I agree with Brendan. Although, these days I barely have time to get through one side of a single LP before life gets in the way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:27am ChrisB.:

Double albums? I think Freak Out by The Mothers of Invention was among the first, if not the first.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:27am Dean:

OT: Louis Armstrong in studio
http://louisarmstronghouse.org/news/article.php?Here-it-is-Louis-Armstrong-I-Ain-t-Got-Nobody-from-Satchmo-Plays-King-Oliver-1959-170
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:27am Greg from ZONE 5:

@ChrisB: It's only cool when he does it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/25/16 11:29am ChrisB.:

@Greg: Naturally.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:29am goat friend:

This set is making my layover way manageable. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:34am pantz:

I imagine almost a whole generation was conceived to this album.
Avatar    Mon. 4/25/16 11:35am Roberto:

SotT was in heavy rotation in my senior year college house.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:35am Joe McG:

You bet, goat friend!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:38am Joe McG:

By the way, everyone, check out Therese's archive from last night. She did a lovely full-length tribute show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:41am Ken From Hyde Park:

Here is Therese's show: www.wfmu.org...
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:41am Brendan:

@JP yes but in golden age of vinyl many of the artists used the natural breaks as two separate sequences of music. Of course I was fond of the gatefolds too! The medium was perfect for the art too, I couldn't appreciate something like Tangerine Dreams covers like Phaedra, Rubycon, Ricochet on CD size. Or even the Carpenters, ABBA album covers which were great
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:41am P-90:

@Joe McG and Brendan: agreed about growing up with LPs; and it wasn't just that 40 mins or so (with a kind of "intermission" built in by having to stop and turn from side one to two) became a conditioned way of thinking of a good "standard" format for listening, it was that artists also became conditioned to conceiving and planning their musical projects for that template. And also, in those days when a bazillion visual images and texts weren't ubiquitously available digitally, the LP-size album cover was a good canvas for images and info that were an integral (and tactile) part of the package.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:42am papageno:

wow, haven't heard this song in 20 years... sooo good!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:43am Joe McG:

@Brendan/P-90: Agree on all points. @Ken: Thanks for the link!
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:43am JakeGould:

Yeah! Therese's Prince tribute show was great! And an excellent snippet of dialogue from the X-Files as well. "Great album. Deeply flawed movie."
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:44am Joe McG:

The book about the making of "Purple Rain" the movie is very interesting, btw, if you haven't read it.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:45am JakeGould:

FWIW, as much as I like "The Clash" I think Sandanista! is a really tedious and indulgent turd of an album...
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:47am michelle:

Way to make us cry Joe! Thank you, this is so great to hear
Avatar    Mon. 4/25/16 11:47am Sem Chumbo:

Thanks for schoolin' me on the Prince oeuvre, Joe, never followed along on that career, nice to have today's feast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:47am Michael 98145:

Great show, thank you. It IS raining in April.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:48am Joe McG:

Sorry, Michelle, this song is too oddly perfect to leave out...
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:49am βrian:

And remember, you can't make an oeuvre without breaking some eggs.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:50am michelle:

Yes, it's perfect for sure.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:52am franny:

I just want to say that I am really appreciating this atypical Prince music being played. It really highlights him as a human being and not so much the sensation.
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:53am Dominick:

Very nice!
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:53am Joe McG:

Thanks, franny! I wanted to spotlight something a little different this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:55am kirk from beer city usa:

was hoping you'd play this. (love the cyndi lauper cover too)
Avatar Mon. 4/25/16 11:55am Joe McG:

And thanks for listening to the show, everyone! Prince will always be with us as long as we can put on a record. Amen.
  Mon. 4/25/16 11:57am Brendan:

Love this one. Thanks so much Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:57am doctorjazz:

Thanks for a great show, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/25/16 11:59am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks so much, Joe!
  Mon. 4/25/16 12:01pm michelle:

Thanks yes!
  Wed. 4/27/16 12:31am Lynne, formerly known from OUP:

Thanks for your take on Prince!!!
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