Music For Listeners 05/23/2020
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the compilation album 'Anthology: The Sounds of Science'.
2) Margo Price-"Worthless Gold (Live)" From the brand new album 'Perfectly Imperfect At The Ryman'.
3) Cassia-"Drifting" From the brand new digital single for "Drifting".
4) Archers of Loaf-"Street Fighting Man" From the brand new digital single for "Raleigh Days".
5) The Beths-"I'm Not Getting Excited" From the forthcoming album 'Jump Rope Gazers'.
6) Surfer Blood-"Karen" From the brand new album 'Carefree Theatre'.
7) Tanya Donelly-"Here Comes Your Man" From the brand new digital single for "Here Comes Your Man".
8) IDLES-"Mr. Motivator (Radio Edit)" From the brand new digital single for "Mr. Motivator".
9) Sleaford Mods-"TCR (Radio Edit)" From the brand new compliation album 'All That Glue'.
10) Built To Spill-"Life In Vain" From the forthcoming album 'Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston'.
11) Blur-"Dan Abnormal" From the album 'The Great Escape'.
12) bdrmm-"A Reason To Celebrate" From the brand new digital single for "A Reason To Celebrate".
13) Squirrel Flower-"So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings" From the brand new AA digital single for "Take It or Leave It"/"So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings".
14) The Pocket Gods-"Telstar Gurl" From the album 'Sandringtonsput'.
15) Snails-"Hard-Wired" From the brand new digital single for "Hard-Wired".
16) Aunt Baby-"They Might Be Right" From the EP 'They Might Be Right'.
17) Tim Burgess-"Ascent" From the brand new album 'I Love The New Sky'.
18) Keel Her-"P.M.D (Demo)" From the EP 'Demos 2016'.
19) The Magnetic Fields-"The Best Cup of Coffee in Tennessee" From the brand new album 'Quickies'.
20) The Charlatans-"The Only One I Know (Demo)" From the brand new digital single for "The Only One I Know (Demo)".
21) Local Natives-"Dark Days (Feat. Sylvan Esso)" From the brand new digital single for "Dark Days".
22) System 7-"A Cool Dry Place" From the album '777'.
23) GoGo Penguin-"To The Nth" From the forthcoming album 'GoGo Penguin'.
24) Khruangbin-"So We Won't Forget (Radio Edit)" From the forthcoming album 'Mordechai'.
25) TALsounds-"Opening" From the brand new album 'Acquiesce'.
26) Le Ren-"Love Can't Be The Only Reason To Stay" From the brand new digital single for "Love Can't Be The Only Reason To Stay".
27) Au Revoir Simone-"How Long" From the brand new digital single for "How Long".
28) Hugo Manuel-"O Look At All the Fire-Folk Sitting In the Air!" From the brand new album 'The Starlight Night'.
29) "The Mid-Morning Recording" 'Shock Treatment'-"Original Soundtrack
This week on a Facebook comment, my friend Ross quoted "Little Black Dress" from the film soundtrack of "Shock Treatment", and I went to my collection and listened to the album a couple of times since. I was a bit surprised that I hadn't played the soundtrack to the sequel 'of sorts' to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as a "Mid-Morning Recording". We did play the "Rocky Horror" film soundtrack only about five years ago, so it seemed like a good time to play this catchy album from the pen of Richard O'Brien and Richard Hartley. In some ways I can listen to this soundtrack even more than "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" soundtrack, as I've heard it a lot less to date. This soundtrack is fun, and way before its time. The film and its music satirize reality TV more than a decade before that would become the "new" normal of TV broadcasts. With the current administration in the White House, it seems to satirize that type of corruption through TV as well. Conservatives longing for the "good ol' days", while corrupting a new generation of greedy citizens. Game shows and reality shows are the norm in "Denton, U.S.A.", just as they are now the real U.S. of A. Another album from the great year of 1981. A brillant soundtrack! "Oh why don't they do the tomorrow's new dance steps, the way they used to yesterday?" - Michael - MFL
30) James-"Sayonara" From the album 'Wah-Wah'.