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Thursday 10/6/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Leon Russell – Carney (1972)

Carney is Leon Russell’s third solo studio album, released June 26, 1972. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 and was the first for Russell to contain a hit single — “Tight Rope” b/w “This Masquerade” — which reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“Tight Rope” 2:59
“Out in the Woods” 3:35
“Me and Baby Jane” 3:53
“Manhattan Island Serenade” 3:26
“Cajun Love Song” 3:08
“Roller Derby” 2:22
“Carney” 0:45
“Acid Annapolis” 2:51
“If the Shoe Fits” 2:23
“My Cricket” 2:56
“This Masquerade” 4:22
“Magic Mirror” 4:54

Leon Russell – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano
Don Preston – guitar, vocals
Joey Cooper – guitar
Carl Radle – bass guitar
Chuck Blackwell, Jim Keltner – drums
John Gallie – Hammond organ

Thursday 10/6/22 8:15pm ET: Feature LP: XTC – Skylarking (1986)

Skylarking is the ninth studio album by the English rock band XTC, released October 27, 1986 on Virgin Records. Produced by American musician Todd Rundgren, it is a loose concept album about a nonspecific cycle, such as a day, a year, the seasons, or a life. The title refers to a type of bird (skylark), as well as the Royal Navy term “skylarking”, which means “fooling around”. It became one of XTC’s best-known albums and is generally regarded as their finest work.

Like XTC’s previous Dukes of Stratosphear side project, Skylarking was heavily influenced by the music of the 1960s. Most of its recording was at Rundgren’s Utopia Sound Studio in Woodstock, New York. Rundgren played a large role in the album’s sound design and drum programming, providing the band with orchestral arrangements and an assortment of gear. However, the sessions were fraught with tension, especially between Rundgren and bandleader Andy Partridge, and numerous disagreements arose over drum patterns, song selections, and other details. In 2010, it was discovered that a wiring error made during the mastering process caused the album to have a “thin” sound. The problem was corrected on subsequent remasters.

Upon release, Skylarking was met with indifference in the UK, rising in the album charts to number 90, while both of its lead singles “Grass” (backed with “Dear God”) and “The Meeting Place” peaked at number 100. Early sales of the album were hampered by the omission of “Dear God” from the album’s original pressings. In the US, the song became a college radio hit, causing US distributor Geffen Records to recall and repress Skylarking with the track included, and propelling the album to number 70. Following the song’s growth in popularity, it was the subject of controversy in the US, inspiring many angry phone calls to radio stations and at least one bomb threat. Skylarking was later listed on “100 greatest albums of the 1980s” lists by Rolling Stone in 1989 and Pitchfork in 2002.

  1. “Summer’s Cauldron” 3:19
  2. “Grass” 3:05
  3. “The Meeting Place” 3:14
  4. “That’s Really Super, Supergirl” 3:21
  5. “Ballet for a Rainy Day” 2:50
  6. “1000 Umbrellas” 3:44
  7. “Season Cycle” 3:21
  8. “Earn Enough for Us” 2:54
  9. “Big Day” 3:32
  10. “Another Satellite” 4:15
  11. “Mermaid Smiled” 2:26
  12. “The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul” 3:24
  13. “Dying” 2:31
  14. “Sacrificial Bonfire” 3:49
  15. “Dear God” 3:40

Andy Partridge – vocals, guitar
Colin Moulding – vocals, bass guitar (also credited with “bonfire”)
Dave Gregory – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizers, Chamberlin, string arrangement on “1000 Umbrellas” and “Dear God”, tiple
Todd Rundgren – producer, engineer, melodica on “Summer’s Cauldron”, synthesizers on “Grass” and “That’s Really Super, Supergirl”, backing vocals, orchestral arrangements, computer programming (also credited with “continuity concept”)
Prairie Prince – drums (credited as “the part of the time bomb”)
Mingo Lewis – percussion
Jasmine Veillette – vocals on “Dear God”
John Tenney – violin
Emily Van Valkenburgh – violin
Rebecca Sebring – viola
Teresa Adams – cello
Charlie McCarthy – alto and tenor saxophones, flute
Bob Ferreira – tenor saxophone, piccolo flute, bass clarinet
Dave Bendigkeit – trumpet
Dean Hubbard – trombone

Thursday 10/6/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Santana – Shaman (2002)

Shaman is the nineteenth studio album by Santana. Shaman was released on October 22, 2002, and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 298,973. It was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA and Gold in Greece.

The first single of the album was “The Game of Love”, featuring Michelle Branch. “Why Don’t You & I”, featuring Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, was also re-recorded as a single in 2003, which featured Alex Band of The Calling.

Like the previous album, Supernatural, Shaman features various famous rock, hip hop, and pop artists, as well as Spanish opera star, Plácido Domingo.

The album is Santana’s longest studio release to date.

  1. “Adouma” 4:15
  2. “Nothing at All” (featuring Musiq) 4:28
  3. “The Game of Love” (featuring Michelle Branch) 4:15
  4. “You Are My Kind” (featuring Seal) 4:19
  5. “Amoré (Sexo)” (featuring Macy Gray) 3:51
  6. “Foo Foo” (featuring Tabou Combo) 6:28
  7. “Victory Is Won 5:20
  8. “Since Supernatural” (featuring Melky Jean & Governor) 4:32
  9. “America” (featuring P.O.D.) 4:35
  10. “Sideways” (featuring Citizen Cope) 4:41
  11. “Why Don’t You & I” (featuring Chad Kroeger) 4:34
  12. “Feels Like Fire” (featuring Dido) 4:39
  13. “Aye Aye Aye” 4:45
  14. “Hoy Es Adiós” (featuring Alejandro Lerner) 4:37
  15. “One of These Days” (featuring Ozomatli) 5:51
  16. “Novus” (featuring Plácido Domingo) 4:10

Thursday 10/6/22 6pm ET: Feature LP: Loverboy – Keep It Up (1983)

Keep it Up was the third album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy June 30,1983. With new hit tracks like “Hot Girls in Love”, the album became an instant hit, and reached #7 on the US Billboard 200 charts, as did the previous album released by the band.

  1. “Hot Girls in Love” 3:59
  2. “Strike Zone” 6:01
  3. “It’s Never Easy” 4:07
  4. “Chance of a Lifetime” 3:55
  5. “Queen of the Broken Hearts” 3:53
  6. “Prime of Your Life” 4:50
  7. “Passion Pit” 4:25
  8. “One-Sided Love Affair” 3:46
  9. “Meltdown” 3:31

Mike Reno – lead vocals
Paul Dean – guitar, backing vocals, producer
Doug Johnson – keyboards
Scott Smith – bass
Matt Frenette – drums
Nancy Nash – backing vocals on “It’s Never Easy”

Thursday 10/6/22 11:30am ET: Feature LP: Lake Street Dive – Fun Machine: The Sequel (2022)

Lake Street Dive is a multi-genre band that was formed in 2004 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. The band’s founding members are Rachael Price, Mike “McDuck” Olson, Bridget Kearney, and Mike Calabrese. Keyboardist Akie Bermiss joined the band on tour in 2017 and was first credited on their 2018 album Free Yourself Up; guitarist James Cornelison joined in 2021, after Olson left the band. The band is based in Brooklyn and frequently tours in North America, Australia, and Europe.

In September 2022, the band released “Fun Machine: The Sequel” through Fantasy Records. Collectively, the band described the EP in this way, “Imagine you walk into your favorite local dive bar and Lake Street Dive is on stage, doing our regular weekly gig for $5 a head. These are the songs we’d be covering there and how we’d be playing them. Some deep cuts, some sentimental favorites and some (hopefully) epic crowd pleasers.”.

“Automatic”
“Anyone Who Had A Heart”
“You’re Still The One”
“So Far Away”
“Nick Of Time”
“Linger”

Thursday 10/7/22 10am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Counting Crows -Films About Ghosts (The Best Of) (2003)

Films About Ghosts (The Best of…) is a compilation album by American rock band Counting Crows. It was released by Geffen Records on November 2, 2003. The album contains songs from all of their studio albums. The album takes its name from a line in Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby: “If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.”

  1. “Angels of the Silences” 3:39
  2. “Round Here” 5:32
  3. “Rain King” 4:17
  4. “A Long December” 4:58
  5. “Hanginaround” 4:16
  6. “Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby” 7:46
  7. “Mr. Jones” 4:33
  8. “Recovering the Satellites” 5:25
  9. “American Girls” 4:35
  10. “Big Yellow Taxi” 3:46
  11. “Omaha” 3:41
  12. “Friend of the Devil” 4:37
  13. “Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)” 3:53
  14. “Anna Begins” 4:32
  15. “Holiday in Spain” 3:50
  16. “She Don’t Want Nobody Near” 3:08
  17. “Accidentally in Love” 3:08

Thursday 10/6/22 9am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Steve Miller Band – Young Hearts Complete Greatest Hits (2003)

Young Hearts is a compilation album by the Steve Miller Band released September 16, 2003 by Capitol Records. It is the first single-disc career-spanning compilation for the band, including material from their earliest days through their latest (at the time) album. The album charted at number 37 on Billboard 200 and it peaked at number 93 in the Netherlands.

“Take the Money and Run” 2:52
“Abracadabra” 3:41
“Rock’n Me” 3:08
“Swingtown” 3:39
“The Joker” 4:29
“Livin’ in the USA” 3:47
“Space Intro” 1:14
“Fly Like an Eagle” 4:06
“Threshold” 1:06
“Jet Airliner” 4:30
“Jungle Love” 3:10
“Serenade” 3:15
“Cry, Cry, Cry” 4:09
“Shubada Du Ma Ma” 5:44
“Wide River” 3:59
“Wild Mountain Honey” 4:54
“The Stake” 3:34
“My Dark Hour” 2:38
“Who Do You Love” 2:50
“I Want to Make the World Turn Around” 4:31
“Dance Dance Dance” 2:21

Wednesday 10/5/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Daryl Hall & John Oates – Voices (1980)

Voices is the ninth studio album by American pop music duo Hall & Oates. The album was released on July 29, 1980, by RCA Records. It spent 100 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 17. In 2020, the album was ranked number 80 on The Greatest 80 Albums of 1980 by Rolling Stone magazine.

The album slowly became a massive hit, spinning off four singles into the top 40 of the American pop charts: “How Does It Feel to Be Back” (number 30 in summer, 1980), “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” (number 12 in fall, 1980), “Kiss on My List” (number 1 for three weeks in spring, 1981), and “You Make My Dreams” (number 5 in summer, 1981). “Everytime You Go Away” was not released as a single but was covered by Paul Young in 1985, when it went to number 1 on the Hot 100 on 27 July 1985. Singers Elisa Chan and Danny Summer covered this song in Cantonese in 1985 and 1986.

Voices was the first album that Hall & Oates produced by themselves, working in conjunction with renowned engineer Neil Kernon.

1. “How Does It Feel to Be Back” 4:35
2. “Big Kids” 3:40
3. “United State” 3:08
4. “Hard to Be in Love with You” 3:38
5. “Kiss on My List” 4:25
6. “Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)” 3:37
7. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” 4:37
8. “You Make My Dreams” 3:11
9. “Everytime You Go Away” 5:23
10. “Africa” 3:39
11. “Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices)” 3:43

Daryl Hall – lead vocals (2-9, 11), backing vocals, mando-guitar, keyboards, synthesizers (including ARP String Ensemble), vocoder, percussion
John Oates – lead vocals (1, 4, 7, 10), backing vocals, 6 and 12-string guitars, percussion, Roland CR-78 drum machine
G.E. Smith – lead guitars
John Siegler – bass guitar
Jerry Marotta – drums
Chuck Burgi – drums, percussion
Charlie DeChant – saxophone

Wednesday 10/5/22 10:15pm ET: Feature LP: Huey Lewis and The News – Sports (1983)

Sports is the third album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released on September 15, 1983. It reached number one on the Billboard 200 on June 29, 1984, and catapulted the band to international fame. The album has been certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA. Sports was ranked number 2 on the Billboard year-end album chart for 1984 and spawned four top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Sports did very well internationally where most of its singles charted in the top 40 or above in multiple countries.

  1. “The Heart of Rock & Roll” 5:04
  2. “Heart and Soul” 4:13
  3. “Bad Is Bad” 3:48
  4. “I Want a New Drug” 4:46
  5. “Walking on a Thin Line” 5:11
  6. “Finally Found a Home” 3:43
  7. “If This Is It” 3:54
  8. “You Crack Me Up” 3:42
  9. “Honky Tonk Blues” 3:26
  10. “I Want a New Drug” 12″ 5:28

Huey Lewis – lead vocals, harmonica
Johnny Colla – guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
Chris Hayes – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mario Cipollina – bass
Bill Gibson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Sean Hopper – keyboards, backing vocals
John McFee – pedal steel guitar on “Honky Tonk Blues”

Wednesday 10/5/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Yes – Drama (1980)

Drama is the tenth studio album by the English progressive rock band Yes, released on August 18, 1980 by Atlantic Records. It is their first album to feature Trevor Horn on lead vocals and Geoff Downes on keyboards. This followed the departures of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman after numerous attempts to record a new album in Paris and London had failed. Drama was recorded hurriedly with Horn and Downes, as a tour had already been booked before the change in personnel. The album marked a development in the band’s musical direction with more accessible and aggressive songs, and featuring the use of modern keyboards, overdriven guitar, and a vocoder.

Drama was released to a mostly positive critical reception, with most welcoming the band’s new sound. It peaked at No. 2 in the UK and No. 18 in the US, though it became their first album since 1971 not to reach gold certification by the RIAA. “Into the Lens” was released as the album’s sole single. Yes toured the album with a 1980 tour of North America and the UK, and were met with some negative reactions during the UK leg over the new line-up change. At its conclusion, Yes disbanded. The album was remastered in 2004 with previously unreleased bonus tracks, and it was performed live in its entirety for the first time in 2016.

  1. “Machine Messiah” 10:18
  2. “White Car” 1:18
  3. “Does It Really Happen?” 6:27
  4. “Into the Lens” 8:31
  5. “Run Through the Light” 4:41
  6. “Tempus Fugit” 5:12
  7. “Into the Lens (I Am a Camera)” (Single Version) 3:47
  8. “Run Through the Light” (Single Version) 4:31
  9. “Have We Really Got to Go Through This” 3:43
  10. “Song No. 4 (Satellite)” 7:31
  11. “Tempus Fugit” (Tracking Session) 5:39
  12. “White Car” (Tracking Session) 1:11
  13. “Dancing Through the Light” 3:16
  14. “Golden Age” 5:57
  15. “In the Tower” 2:54
  16. “Friend of a Friend” 3:38

Geoff Downes – keyboards, vocoder
Trevor Horn – lead vocals, fretless bass on “Run Through the Light”
Steve Howe – guitar, mandolin on “Run Through the Light”, backing vocals
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals, piano on “Run Through the Light”
Alan White – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Wednesday 10/5/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972)

School’s Out is the fifth studio album by American rock band Alice Cooper, released June 30, 1972. Following on from the success of Killer, School’s Out reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the Canadian RPM 100 Top Albums chart, holding the top position for four weeks. The single “School’s Out” reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 3 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart and went to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.

  1. “School’s Out” 3:30
  2. “Luney Tune” 3:44
  3. “Gutter Cat vs. the Jets” 4:40
  4. “Street Fight” 0:55
  5. “Blue Turk” 5:34
  6. “My Stars” 5:49
  7. “Public Animal #9” 3:55
  8. “Alma Mater” 4:27
  9. “Grande Finale” 4:26

Alice Cooper – vocals
Glen Buxton – lead guitar
Michael Bruce – rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Dennis Dunaway – bass guitar, backing vocals
Neal Smith – drums, backing vocals
Bob Ezrin – keyboards
Dick Wagner – lead guitar on “My Stars”[citation needed]
Wayne Andre – trombone on “Blue Turk”