Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst (Music)
Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst explores the music of the sixties with an emphasis on British Invasion and Mersey Beat. It then traces those branches to the present day by playing music that echoes the music of the sixties including power pop, jangle pop, pub rock, glitter and glam rock, neo-psychedelia and indie pop.
Thu Jun 23rd 2011 5.00am–7.00am
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Van Dyke Parks “Come To The Sunshine” from Where The Action Is! (Rhino 2009) —RR: It's The Super Summer Song Spectacular show! Five hours of Summer Songs starting right now and lasting through Memphis to Manchester at 10:00am. The fist set is mine and from here John Wendland (host of Memphis to Manchester) will trade off sets. ThisBuy it!
Electric Light Orchestra “One Summer Dream” from Afterglow (CBS Records 1990) —RR: One of three really good choices for ELO Summer Songs. This one was originally on their 1975 Face The Music album.Buy it!
The Moody Blues “Long Summer Days” from Caught Live +5 (London 1977) —RR: Originally recorded in the late sixties, it made it's debut some 8 years later on Caught Live +5.Buy it!
The Ventures “SUMMERTIME” from Flight of Fantasy (Liberty 1968) —Music BedBuy it!
The Zombies “Beechwood Park” from Odessey and Oracle CD ALBUM (Date 1968) —JW: Recorded in 1967 at Abbey Road.Buy it!
Ana Egge “I Could Spend the Day” from Lazy Days (Grace/Parkinsong 2007) —JW: Zombies cover from 2007.Buy it!
The Last “Every Summer Day” from L.A. Explosion (Bomp! Records 2003) —JW: 1979 song from the band based out of Los Angeles.Buy it!
The Bradipos IV “Summertime” from Surf Session (Teen Sound Records 2005) —Music Bed by this, one of my favorite Italian Surf bands.Buy it!
Roger McGuinn “Beach Ball (Intro)” from Live from Mars (Hollywood www.hollywoodrecords.com 1996) —RR: Introduction followed by a brief rendition of the song...followed by the City Surfers early sixties version of Beach Ball.Buy it!
Roger McGuinn “Beach Ball” from Live from Mars (Hollywood www.hollywoodrecords.com 1996) —RRBuy it!
City Surfers “Beach Ball” from Pebbles: Surf N Tunes - Vol. 4 (AIP 1992) —RRBuy it!
Jan & Dean “Like A Summer Rain” from Mojo Presents: In My Room (Mojo 2007) —RR: From a CD that came with a 2007 edition of Mojo Magazine featuring tributes to Brian Wilson.Buy it!
Shoes “The Summer Rain” from Boomerang (Fan Club Records 1982) —RR: One of my favorite Summer Songs from one of my favorite Power Pop bands.Buy it!
The Halibuts “SUMMERTIME” from Rock Don't Run Volume 2 (Spinout 1996) —Music BedBuy it!
Velvet Crush “Weird Summer” from Teenage Symphonies to God (Epic 1994) —JW: Produced by Velvet Crush & Mitch Easter.Buy it!
Teenage Fanclub “Ain't That Enough” from Songs from Northern Britain (Creation Records www.mybloodyvalentine.org 1997) —JW: Written by Gerard Love.Buy it!
The Pretty Things “Summer Time” from Parachute (snapper 1970) —JW: One of many song suggestions by Ken From Cockeysville.Buy it!
Booker T. and The MG's “SUMMERTIME” from And Now! (Rhino/Wea www.rhino.com 1992) —Music BedBuy it!
The Bangles “Good Day Sunshine (With Matthew Sweet)” from All Together Now: Beatles Stuff For Kids Of All Ages (RCA 2006) —RR: This is from a CD that accompanied a children's book available only at Borders a few years back. Also features Beatles covers from Steve Conte, Marshall Crenshaw, Chris Maxwell and more.Buy it!
The Beach Boys “Girls on the Beach” from Little Deuce Coupe/All Summer Long (CAPITOL 1991) —RR: As stated on air...you cannot do a Summer Song show without playing the Beach Boys - I will go so far as to say you are legally obligated.Buy it!
John Wesley Harding “Summer Single” from Pett Levels: The Summer EP (sire 1993) —RR: Wes, sounding very much like the Beach Boys - If you want your song to sound Summery...just try to make it sound like the Beach Boys and you'll be fine.Buy it!
The Niddy Griddy Band “SUMMERTIME” from Telstar ! Instrumental Diamonds '58 - '77 (Castle 2003) —Music BedBuy it!
Best Coast “Summer Mood” from Crazy for You CD ALBUM (Mexican Summer 2010) —JW: Written by Beth Cosentino & Bobb Bruno.Buy it!
The School “Summer's Here” from Loveless Unbeliever (Elefant 2010) —JW: Sun-drenched indie pop out of Wales. Featuring the songwriting talents & vocals of Liz Hunt.Buy it!
The Honeys “Pray for Surf” from Hey, Beach Girls! - Female Surf 'N' Drag 1961-66 (Ace 2010) —JW: Recorded in 1963 and arranged, conducted & produced by Brian Wilson.Buy it!
Chet Atkins “Theme for A Summer Place” from Mr. Guitar: The Complete Recordings 1955-1960 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2004) —Music BedBuy it!
The Raspberries “On The Beach” from Power Pop, Volume Two CD OTHER (CAPITOL 1973) —RR: From their 1973 Side Three album and yet another Summer Song that relies heavily on the Summer/Beach Sound EffectsBuy it!
The Overlanders “Summer Skies & Golden Sands” from Beat, Beat, Beat Volume 1 - The Mersey Sound & Other Mop Top Rarities 1962-1963 (Castle 2006) —RR: A British Invasion band that managed to retain some of that Skiffle sound that was taking Britian by storm just a couple years earlier.Buy it!
Dave Clark Five “Here Comes Summer” from If Somebody Loves You (Columbia 1970) —RR: A "Later" song from The DC5Buy it!
The Debonairs “Lonely Is The Summer” from Green Crystal Ties Vol. 3 (Collectables 1998) —Music BedBuy it!
Marshall Crenshaw “Starless Summer Sky” from Miracle Of Science (Razor and Tie 1996) —JW: Another selection by Ken From Cockeysville.Buy it!
The Chevelles “Summer Fun” from Accelerator (Wicked Cool Records www.wickedcoolrecords.com 2009) —JW: Pop out of Perth, Australia.Buy it!
The Monkees “The Door Into Summer (Album Version)” from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (Colgems 1967) —JW: Not overtly summery but, hey, it has Summer in the title. Plus, it's a great song.Buy it!
The Beach Boys “You're So Good to Me (instrumental)” from Beach Boys' Party / Stack-O-Tracks (CAPITOL 1991) —Music BedBuy it!
Belle and Sebastian “A Summer Wasting” from The Boy With the Arab Strap CD ALBUM (Matador 1998) R —RR: By request - a song that was on both mine and John's list, but was bumped at the last minute - Guess it was meant to be.Buy it!
Ron Sexsmith “Summer Blowin' Town” from Ron Sexsmith (Interscope 1995) —RR: Great song by this Canadian singer/songwriter who can claim Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney as two of his biggest fans.Buy it!
Locksley “Into The Sun” from Don't Make Me Wait (Feature Records 2006) —RR: Power Pop is a great vehicle for Summer Songs - as you can hear on this one.Buy it!
Booker T. & The M.G.'s “Soul Dressing” from Stax/Volt - The Complete Singles 1959-1968 - Volume 3 (Rhino Atlantic 2007) —Music BedBuy it!
The Lovin' Spoonful “Summer In The City” from The Lovin' Spoonful: The Greatest Hits (Buddah 2000) —JW: Can't really leave this one off a summer songs show. 1966 song written by John & Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone.Buy it!
The Beach-Nuts “Out In The Sun (Hey-O)” from '50s & '60s Lost & Found Records Vol. 2 (Master Classics Records 2011) —JW: Released in 1965.Buy it!
The Shangri-Las “Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)” from Myrmidons Of Melodrama (RPM 1995) —JW: 1964 song written by Shadow Morton.Buy it!
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