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.
With Rich Reese
Thu Jun 23rd 2011 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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