Sunday 5/16/21 1am ET: Feature LP: The Fixx – Calm Animals (1989)

Calm Animals is the fifth studio album by British new wave band the Fixx, released on February 7, 1989. The single “Driven Out” gave them a #1 song on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in early 1989, and reached #55 on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the single “Precious Stone” reached the top 25 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart later that year. Calm Animals was also the Fixx’s only album to be released on RCA Records.

“I’m Life” – 3:19
“Driven Out” – 3:59
“Subterranean” – 3:43
“Precious Stone” – 3:08
“Gypsy Feet” – 4:03
“Calm Animals” – 4:12
“Shred of Evidence” – 3:41
“The Flow” – 2:59
“World Weary” – 4:38
“Cause to Be Alarmed” – 3:46

Cy Curnin – guitar, lead vocals
Adam Woods – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Rupert Greenall – keyboards, backing vocals
Jamie West-Oram – guitar, backing vocals
Dan K. Brown – bass guitar, backing vocals, fretless bass

Sunday 5/16/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Tony Carey – Some Tough City (1984)

Anthony Lawrence Carey (born October 16, 1953, Watsonville, California) is an American-born, European-based musician, composer, producer, and singer/songwriter. One of his earliest musical experiences was as a keyboardist for Rainbow. After his departure 1977, he began a solo career, releasing albums under his own name as well under the pseudonym Planet P Project, and producing for and performing with other artists.

1 A Fine, Fine Day 4:25
2 A Lonely Life 4:53
3 Eddie Goes Underground 4:14
4 The First Day of Summer 3:45
5 Reachout 3:13
6 Say It’s All Over 4:03
7 Tinseltown 4:50
8 Hungry 4:31
9 I Can Stop the World 3:23
10 Some Tough City 4:41
11 She Can Bring Me Love 4:45

Saturday 5/15/21 12pm: MaxCountry Saturday: Artist Countdown: Mary Chapin Carpenter Top 30 Hits

Mary Chapin Carpenter has released 16 studio albums, four compilation albums, three video albums, 41 singles, 15 music videos, and 88 album appearances. After recording a demo tape, she was signed to Columbia Records in 1987 and released her debut studio album Hometown Girl (1987). In June 1989, Carpenter’s second studio album State of the Heart was issued, which transitioned more towards country music. Among its four singles, both “Never Had It So Good” and “Quittin’ Time” became top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart. Shooting Straight in the Dark was released in October 1990 and certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. Its third single “Down at the Twist and Shout” won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1992 and became a top ten hit. In June 1992, Carpenter released Come On Come On, which became her best-selling record. From seven singles issued, the songs “I Feel Lucky”, “Passionate Kisses”, and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” became top ten hits on the Billboard country chart.[1] Her fifth album Stones in the Road (1994) debuted at number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number 10 on the Billboard 200. Its lead single “Shut Up and Kiss Me” topped the Billboard country chart in 1994. Her sixth studio release entitled A Place in the World (1996) certified gold in sales in the United States. Party Doll and Other Favorites (1998) was Carpenter’s first compilation album, also certifying gold in sales from the RIAA.

Carpenter entered the 2000s with her seventh studio album Time* Sex* Love* (2001), debuting at number six on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The release was nominated by the Grammy Awards in 2002 for Best-Engineered Album. Three years later, Between Here and Gone (2004) was issued. The record was co-produced by Carpenter and pianist Matt Rollings. She returned in 2007 with her 10th studio album The Calling on Zoë Records. The project debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and sold 100,000 copies within its first few weeks. After recording a holiday album, Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas in 2008, Carpenter entered the next decade with The Age of Miracles in April 2010. Among other entries, The Age or Miracles debuted within the top 10 of the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. She followed with her 13th studio album Ashes and Roses (2012). Carpenter then collaborated with arranger Vince Mendoza to issue Songs from the Movie (2014), an album of orchestral music. In May 2016, The Things That We Are Made Of marked a return to traditional roots music and debuted a number eight on the Top Country Albums chart. Carpenter’s fifteenth studio album Sometimes Just the Sky (2018) contained new versions of previously-recorded material and debuted at number thirteen on the Billboard folk albums chart.

1Passionate Kisses
2I Feel Lucky
3Shut Up and Kiss Me
4He Thinks He’ll Keep Her
5I Take My Chances
6Tender When I Want to Be
7Down at the Twist and Shout
8Romeo (Dolly Parton & Friends)
9Never Had It So Good
10Quittin’ Time
11Let Me into Your Heart
12Something of a Dreamer
13You Win Again
14The Hard Way
15Going Out Tonight
16Not Too Much to Ask (with Joe Diffie)
17Right Now
18The Bug
19House of Cards
20Almost Home
21How Do
22I Want to Be Your Girlfriend
23Why Walk When You Can Fly
24The Way I Feel
25Wherever You Are
26Better to Dream of You
27Simple Life
28Keeping the Faith
29I Put My Ring Back On
30Soul Companion (with James Taylor)

Friday 5/14/21 10pm ET: Hayes’ Hard Drive with DeLane Hayes

Friday 5/14/21 6pm ET: Request Show with Ron Kovacs

Friday 5/14/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic 12

Friday 5/14/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Foreigner Top 30 Hits

Foreigner, a British-American rock band, has released 9 studio albums, 7 live albums, 20 compilation albums, and 47 singles.

The band was formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musicians Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, and American vocalist Lou Gramm. Since then, Foreigner has released nine studio albums, seven of which have reached the top 30 of the Billboard 200 chart. 4 was the band’s only chart-topper in the US, while Agent Provocateur was their only album to achieve the same feat on the UK Albums Chart. Overall, Foreigner’s albums have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, almost 40 million of them in the United States alone.

Among the 47 singles released by the band, 14 of them became top 20 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the number-one song “I Want to Know What Love Is” and the number-two “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, which spent a record-setting 10 weeks at the number 2 position of the chart without ever reaching the top. Four of these singles were certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of over a million copies, all of them which peaked within the top 3 (“Hot Blooded”, “Double Vision”, “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “I Want to Know What Love Is”). Despite its British roots, the band achieved only moderate success in the UK Singles Chart, with only two of their songs, “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “I Want to Know What Love Is”, peaking within the top 20.

In 2014, Rhino released a boxed set of the band’s seven albums recorded for Atlantic entitled Foreigner: The Complete Atlantic Studios Albums 1977-1991. The first four albums that were expanded to include bonus tracks in 2002 were included in the set along with the remaining albums by the band. These were housed in cardboard replicas of the original vinyl sleeves.

1I Want to Know What Love Is
2Waiting for a Girl Like You
3That Was Yesterday
4Say You Will
5I Don’t Want to Live Without You
7Cold as Ice
8Juke Box Hero
9Hot Blooded
10Feels Like the First Time
11Until the End of Time
12Blue Morning, Blue Day
13Double Vision
14Long, Long Way from Home
15Dirty White Boy
16Head Games
17Soul Doctor
18Lowdown and Dirty
19Heart Turns to Stone
20Under the Gun
21Reaction to Action
22White Lie
24Night Life 
25Can’t Wait
26When It Comes to Love
27In Pieces
28Break It Up
29Love on the Telephone
30All I Need To Know

Friday 5/14/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Smithereens – 11 (1989)

(Actual start time for air is (01:10:00)) 11 is the third studio album by American rock band The Smithereens, released on October 24, 1989 by Capitol Records. It includes the Billboard Top 40 single “A Girl Like You”. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in June 1990.

The album title was inspired by the film Ocean’s 11, “with a little push from Spinal Tap’s famous line, “This one goes to 11”, according to guitarist Jim Babjak.

  1. “A Girl Like You” 4:42
  2. “Blues Before and After” 3:15
  3. “Blue Period” 2:57
  4. “Baby Be Good” 3:20
  5. “Room Without a View” 4:09
  6. “Yesterday Girl” 3:27
  7. “Cut Flowers” 3:40
  8. “William Wilson” 3:33
  9. “Maria Elena” 2:48
  10. “Kiss Your Tears Away” 3:10

Pat DiNizio – vocals, guitar, string arrangement on “Blue Period”
Jim Babjak – guitar
Dennis Diken – drums, percussion, cover concept
Mike Mesaros – bass
Belinda Carlisle – vocal on “Blue Period”
Michael Hamilton – guitar on “A Girl Like You”, “Blues Before and After”, “Room Without a View” and “Kiss Your Tears Away”
The Honeys (Ginger Blake, Diane Rovell, Marilyn Wilson) – background vocals on “Baby Be Good” and “Cut Flowers”
Kenny Margolis – piano, electric piano, accordion, harpsichord, synthesizer
Ed Stasium – background vocals, percussion
Gerri Sutyak – cello on “Blue Period”
Maria Vidal – background vocals on “A Girl Like You”

Friday 5/14/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago VII (1974)

Chicago VII is the sixth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1974. It is notable for being their first double album of new material since 1971’s Chicago III, and remains their final studio release in that format. It features session percussionist Laudir de Oliveira who would become a full-fledged band member for the release of Chicago VIII the following year.

  1. “Prelude to Aire” 2:47
  2. “Aire” 6:27
  3. “Devil’s Sweet” 10:07
  4. “Italian from New York” 4:14
  5. “Hanky Panky” 1:53
  6. “Life Saver” 5:18
  7. “Happy Man” 3:34
  8. “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” 4:29
  9. “Mongonucleosis” 3:26
  10. “Song of the Evergreens” 5:20
  11. “Byblos” 6:18
  12. “Wishing You Were Here” 4:37
  13. “Call on Me” 4:02
  14. “Woman Don’t Want to Love Me” 4:35
  15. “Skinny Boy” 5:12

Peter Cetera – bass, lead vocals, backing vocals (6, 8, 9, 12, 13), guitar (12)
Terry Kath – guitars, lead vocals, backing vocals (6, 8, 10), bass (7, 11, 12, 15), bells (10)
Robert Lamm – Mellotron (1), keyboards (2), Fender Rhodes (3-8, 13, 15), ARP synthesizer (4), clavinet (6, 14), backing vocals (6, 8, 9, 13), acoustic piano (8, 9, 12, 14), Minimoog (8), lead vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion (7, 12), hi-hat (11), bass drum (11)
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn (3, 5), backing vocals (8, 10, 13), lead vocals (10),
James Pankow – trombone, percussion (8), timbales (9), backing vocals (8, 9)
Walter Parazaider – flute (1, 2), soprano saxophone (3), alto saxophone (9), tenor saxophone
Brass arrangements (4) by James Pankow & Robert Lamm; (2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12-15) by James Pankow
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion on 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 16; congas on 2, 4, 6 & 8.
David Wolinski – ARP synthesizer on 8 & 12; acoustic piano on 10, Mellotron and Fender Rhodes on 11.
James William Guercio – acoustic guitar on 7, bass on 10, guitar on 12.
Jimmie Haskell – strings on 8
Wayne Tarnowski – acoustic piano on 11
Guille Garcia – percussion on 7; congas on 9, 11, 13 & 15.
Bobbi Roen, Camelia Ortiz, Diane Nini, Hank Steiger and Julie Nini – background party noises on 9
Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, & Dennis Wilson – backing vocals on 12
The Pointer Sisters – backing vocals on 15
Ross Salomone – drums on 15

Thursday 5/13/21 6pm ET: Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) A to Z

A to Z now features the tracks of the Electric Light Orchestra and begin with the 1971 tracks 10538 Overture and end this installment with the 1973 of Do Ya.

Thursday 5/6/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from AC/DC, Rob Thomas, Clay Aiken, Def Leppard, Five For Fighting, Elton John, Eminem, Korn, John Fogerty, Green Day, Brad Paisley and more . . .

Thursday 5/13/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: The Stylistics Top 30 Hits

The Stylistics are an American, Philadelphia soul group that achieved their greatest chart success in the 1970s. They formed in 1968, with a lineup of singers Russell Thompkins Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn. All of their US hits were ballads characterized by the falsetto of Russell Thompkins Jr. and the production of Thom Bell. During the early 1970s, the group had twelve consecutive R&B top ten hits, including “Stop, Look, Listen”, “You Are Everything”, “Betcha by Golly, Wow”, “I’m Stone in Love with You”, “Break Up to Make Up”, and “You Make Me Feel Brand New”, which earned them 5 gold singles and 3 gold albums.

As of 2020, the remaining members of the original group, Love and Murrell were still performing, continuing the Stylistics legacy with their unit. While Thompkins and his New Stylistics continue to perform as well.

1You Make Me Feel Brand New
2You Are Everything
3Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)
4Betcha by Golly, Wow
5I’m Stone in Love with You
6Let’s Put It All Together
7Star on a TV Show
8Rockin’ Roll Baby
9Break Up to Make Up
10You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
11Funky Weekend
12People Make the World Go Round
13Can’t Help Falling in Love
14Heavy Fallin’ Out
15Sing Baby Sing
16Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
17Sixteen Bars
18You Are Beautiful
19Thank You Baby
20You’re a Big Girl Now
21Hey Girl, Come and Get It
22Hurry Up This Way Again
23First Impressions
25$7000 and You
26Because I Love You, Girl
27Give a Little Love
28Driving Me Wild
29Let’s Go Rockin’ (Tonight)
30Love Is Not the Answer

Thursday 5/13/21 2am ET: Feature LP: Nancy Wilson – You and Me (2021)

With her band Heart, Nancy Wilson has recorded 16 albums and sold over 35 million albums worldwide. Within that history-making career, You and Me represents something special, as it is Nancy Wilson’s very first solo studio album. The title track ‘You and Me,’ as with several of the songs on the album, reunites Wilson with longtime collaborator Sue Ennis, who co-wrote many of Heart’s classics with Nancy, and sister Ann. ‘You and Me’ highlights the intimate feel of the album. Nancy’s singing is forward in the mix, her voice is spare, and the minimal production makes it feel like she’s right there in the same room with you. Like all the legendary music she’s created with Heart, ‘You and Me’ is an emotional, intimate conversation between a musician and an audience. Ctsy

  1. You and Me (feat. Sue Ennis) (3:19)
  2. The Rising (5:13)
  3. I’ll Find You (3:43)
  4. Daughter (3:39)
  5. Party at the Angel Ballroom (feat. Taylor Hawkins & Duff McKagan) (3:06)
  6. The Boxer (feat. Sammy Hagar) (4:44)
  7. Walk Away (3:34)
  8. The Inbetween (4:00)
  9. Dreams (feat. Liv Warfield) (3:31)
  10. The Dragon (5:21)
  11. We Meet Again (3:30)
  12. 4 Edward (1:43)

Thursday 5/13/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Weezer – Van Weezer (2021)

Van Weezer is the fifteenth studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 7, 2021 by Crush Music and Atlantic Records. Featuring a classic rock and hard rock inspired sound, the album was announced in September 2019 with an original release date of May 2020, coinciding with announcement of the band’s participation in the Hella Mega Tour alongside Green Day and Fall Out Boy. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour was delayed indefinitely and Van Weezer’s release was delayed until May 2021.

Four singles were released ahead of the album’s release; “The End of the Game”, “Hero”, “Beginning of the End” and “I Need Some of That”. The album received generally positive reviews from critics.

  1. “Hero” 3:56
  2. “All the Good Ones” 2:44
  3. “The End of the Game” 3:01
  4. “I Need Some of That” 3:19
  5. “Beginning of the End” 3:15
  6. “Blue Dream” 2:50
  7. “1 More Hit” 3:05
  8. “Sheila Can Do It” 2:57
  9. “She Needs Me” 2:52
  10. “Precious Metal Girl” 2:50

Rivers Cuomo – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Patrick Wilson – drums
Brian Bell – guitars, backing vocals
Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals

Thursday 5/13/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Mighty Mighty Bosstones – When God Was Great (2021)

When God Was Great is the eleventh studio album from Boston ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, released on May 7, 2021 on Hellcat. It marks the band’s first studio album in two years and their first album with Hellcat. The album was co-produced by Hellcat founder and Rancid member Tim Armstrong. The album was preceded by the singles and music videos for “The Final Parade”, “I Don’t Believe in Anything” and “The Killing of King Georgie (Part III)”.

Lead vocalist Dicky Barrett said of the album “What we wanted to do, what we always want to do, is unify people and bring people together in these very difficult and almost impossible times.”

“Decide” – 2:43
“M O V E” – 3:17
“I Don’t Believe in Anything” – 3:46
“Certain Things” – 3:42
“Bruised” – 3:12
“Lonely Boy” – 3:33
“The Killing of King Georgie (Part III)” – 4:25
“You Had to Be There” – 3:42
“When God Was Great” – 3:40
“What it Takes” – 3:40
“Long as I Can See the Light” – 2:51
“The Truth Hurts” – 3:36
“It Went Well” – 4:33
“I Don’t Want to Be You” – 3:56
“The Final Parade” – 7:57

Dicky Barrett – lead vocals
Lawrence Katz – guitar, backing vocals
Joe Gittleman – bass, backing vocals
Joe Sirois – drums
Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton – saxophone
John Goetchius – keyboards
Chris Rhodes – trombone
Leon Silva – saxophone, backing vocals
Ben Carr – Bosstone, backing vocals