Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (2018)

Bottle It In is the eighth studio album by American musician Kurt Vile, released on October 12, 2018 through Matador Records. It features contributions from Kim Gordon, Cass McCombs, Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, and Mary Lattimore.

The album was preceded by the singles “Loading Zones” and “Bassackwards”.

According to review aggregator Metacritic, Bottle It In has received an average score of 79 based on reviews from 21 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Sam Sodomsky of Pitchfork deemed the highlight of the album to be second single “Bassackwards”, which he called “10 minutes of warped, psychedelic folk-rock, like a long sigh in the face of existential dread”. Sodomsky noted that the album has a loose structure with “more accessible tracks up front and a meditative, somewhat indulgent back-half”, and summarized that the album feels like Vile is lost in an “in-between moment”. – Wikipedia

1. “Loading Zones” 3:23
2. “Hysteria” 5:22
3. “Yeah Bones” 4:44
4. “Bassackwards” 9:46
5. “One Trick Ponies” 5:21
6. “Rollin’ with the Flow”2:59
7. “Check Baby” 7:53
8. “Bottle It In” 10:39
9. “Mutinies” 5:52
10. “Come Again” 5:44
11. “Cold Was the Wind”4:51
12. “Skinny Mini” 10:26
13. “(Bottle Back)” 1:38

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – America Top 45 Hits

America is an American rock group who have released sixteen studio albums, four live albums and seven compilation albums, including a holiday album. They have also issued forty- seven singles, including two Billboard Hot 100 number ones, and several number one singles on the adult contemporary charts.

America’s best-known song is their 1972 debut single, “A Horse with No Name”. It was the lead-off single to their self-titled debut album. The song became their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and was also a Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, America had charted eleven Top 40 singles in the United States. However, in the 1990s, their popularity began to fade. They have not had a Billboard charted single in the United States since 1984, though “Young Moon” charted in Germany in 1994, peaking at number 59 on the country’s Media Control Charts. Additionally, in 1998 “From a Moving Train” charted on the Radio and Records AC Airplay Top 40 Chart for six weeks and peaked at number 25 and “Winter Wonderland” peaked on the same chart at number 26 in 2002. – Wikipedia

1 A Horse with No Name
2 Ventura Highway
3 Tin Man
4 Sister Golden Hair
5 You Can Do Magic
6 Daisy Jane
7 Lonely People
8 I Need You
9 The Border
10 Today’s the Day
11 Don’t Cross the River
12 Right Before Your Eyes
13 Muskrat Love
14 Woman Tonight
15 Amber Cascades
16 Special Girl
17 All Around
18 From a Moving Train
19 Can’t Fall Asleep to a Lullaby (featuring Steve Perry)
20 The Last Unicorn
21 All My Life
22 Sandman 
23 California Dreamin’
24 Young Moon
25 Only in Your Heart
26 Rainbow Song
27 Only Game in Town
28 You Could Have Been the One
29 Green Monkey
30 She’s a Liar
31 Jet Boy Blue
32 God of the Sun
33 Don’t Cry Baby
34 Slow Down
35 Hangover
36 Survival
37 Catch That Train
38 Jody
39 Cast the Spirit
40 Hope
41 Wednesday Morning
42 Moment to Moment
43 Chasing the Rainbow
44 Ride On
45 My Kinda Woman

Monday 6pm: Max 20th Century – 1972 (Part I)

January 17 – Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is renamed “Elvis Presley Boulevard.”
January 20 – The debut of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at The Dome, Brighton, is halted by technical difficulties. Dark Side of the Moon would be played in its entirety the following night, but it would be a full year before the album was released.
January 21 – Keith Richards jumps on stage to jam with Chuck Berry at the Hollywood Palladium, but is ordered off for playing too loud. Berry later claims that he did not recognize Keith and would not have booted him if he did.
January 29–31 – The first Sunbury Music Festival is held in Sunbury, Victoria. Performers include Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs, Wendy Saddington, Chain and The La De Das.
January 31 – Over 40,000 mourners file past Mahalia Jackson’s open casket to pay their respects in Chicago’s Great Salem Baptist Church.
February 9 – Paul McCartney’s new band, Wings, make their live debut at the University of Nottingham in England. It’s McCartney’s first public concert since The Beatles’ 1966 US tour.
February 13 – Led Zeppelin’s concert in Singapore is canceled when government officials will not let them off the airplane because of their long hair.
February 14–18 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host an entire week of The Mike Douglas Show.
February 15 – The United States gives federal copyright protection to sound recordings. Prior to this, phonograph records were only protected at state level, and not in all states.
February 19
Paul McCartney’s single “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” (inspired by the “Bloody Sunday” massacre in Ireland on January 30, 1972) is banned by the BBC. The controversy caused by the banning only increases the song’s popularity and it ends up in the Top 20 in England.
Sammy Davis, Jr. makes a guest appearance on the television show All in the Family.
February 23 – Elvis and Priscilla Presley separate.
February 29 – John Lennon’s U.S. immigration visa expires, beginning his three-and-a-half-year fight to remain in the country.
March 15
At the 14th Annual Grammy Awards, winners include Carole King, Kris Kristofferson, Colin Davis, Michel LeGrand, Isaac Hayes, Julian Bream, Vladimir Horowitz, the Juilliard String Quartet and Bill Withers.[1]
L.A. disc jockey Robert W. Morgan plays Donny Osmond’s “Puppy Love” non-stop for 90 minutes. Police are called, but no arrests are made.
March 21 – Terry Knight announces he is launching a $5 million lawsuit against Grand Funk’s new manager John Eastman, one week after being fired as Grand Funk’s manager. It triggers a series of suits and counter-suits between Knight and the band throughout the coming months.
March 25 – The 17th Eurovision Song Contest, held in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, is won by German-based Greek singer Vicky Leandros, representing Luxembourg with the song Après Toi. The song is subsequently released around Europe, having been recorded in several languages, including in English as Come What May.
March 31 – Official Beatles fan club closes down.
April 2 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold a press conference in New York. The Lennons discuss their appeal against the US Immigration Department’s decision to deport John.
April 9 – First solo concert of Valery Leontiev.
April 16 – Electric Light Orchestra make their live debut at the Fox and Greyhound pub in Park Lane, Croydon, England.
April 29 – New York City mayor John Lindsay announces that he is supporting John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their fight to remain in the United States.
May 2 – Stone the Crows lead guitarist Les Harvey is electrocuted on stage during a show in Swansea, Wales, by touching a poorly connected microphone. Harvey died in a hospital a few hours later. The band’s lead singer, Maggie Bell, Harvey’s longtime girlfriend, was also hospitalized, having collapsed on stage after the incident.
May 8 – Billy Preston becomes the first rock performer to headline at New York’s Radio City Music Hall
May 27 – The Opryland USA country music theme park opens in Nashville, Tennessee. – Wikipedia

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Cher – Dancing Queen (2018)

Dancing Queen is a cover album and the twenty-sixth studio album by American singer and actress Cher, released by Warner Bros. Records on September 28, 2018. It is Cher’s first album in five years, following Closer to the Truth (2013). The album contains cover versions of songs recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA, with the title referencing their 1976 song “Dancing Queen”. The album follows Cher’s appearance in the 2018 musical film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, based on the music of ABBA.

The album received acclaim from music critics, and was a success commercially, debuting at number three on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 153,000 units, becoming Cher’s highest debut sales week for an album in the United States. Dancing Queen also debuted at number one on the US Top Album Sales chart with 150,000 pure copies, making it Cher’s first number one album on that chart.

1. “Dancing Queen” 3:42
2. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” 4:11
3. “The Name of the Game” 4:48
4. “SOS” 3:22
5. “Waterloo” 2:52
6. “Mamma Mia” 3:34
7. “Chiquitita” 5:14
8. “Fernando” 3:57
9. “The Winner Takes It All” 4:32
10. “One of Us” 3:53

Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy (1978)

Excitable Boy is the third studio album by American musician Warren Zevon. The album was released on January 18, 1978, by Asylum Records. It includes the single “Werewolves of London”, which reached No. 21 and remained in the American Top 40 for six weeks. The album brought Zevon to commercial attention and remains the best-selling album of his career. A remastered and expanded edition was released in 2007.

“Excitable Boy” and “Werewolves of London” were considered macabrely humorous by some critics. The historical “Veracruz” dramatizes the United States occupation of Veracruz; likewise, “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” is a fictionalized account of former mercenary David Lindell’s experiences in Africa. “Lawyers, Guns and Money” is a tongue-in-cheek tale of a young American man’s adventures in Cold War-era Latin America. In addition, there are two ballads about life and relationships (“Accidentally Like a Martyr” and “Tenderness on the Block”), as well as the funk/disco-inspired “Nighttime in the Switching Yard”. – Wikipedia

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – Fleetwood Mac Top 55 Hits

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2018, the band was declared MusiCares Person of the Year.

The band was founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. They lacked a permanent bass player for the first few months before Green convinced John McVie to join, establishing the first official line-up in time to record their self-titled debut album. Danny Kirwan joined as a third guitarist in 1968. Keyboardist Christine Perfect, who contributed as a session musician starting with the second album, married John McVie and joined the band in 1970. At this time the band was primarily a British blues outfit, scoring a UK number one with “Albatross”, and had lesser hits with the singles “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman”. Personal problems led to original guitarists Green and Spencer leaving, to be replaced by Bob Welch and Bob Weston. By 1974 Welch and Weston had both departed, leaving the band without a primary male vocalist or lead guitarist.

In late 1974, while Fleetwood was scouting studios in Los Angeles, he was introduced to folk-rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Mac soon asked Buckingham to be their new lead guitarist, and Buckingham agreed on condition that Nicks would also join the band. The addition of Buckingham and Nicks gave the band a more pop rock/folk rock sound and their 1975 self-titled album, Fleetwood Mac, reached No. 1 in the US. Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the arrival of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four US Top 10 singles and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks. It also reached the top spot in various countries around the world. Rumours has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album to date. The band went through personal turmoil while recording the album as both the romantic partnerships in the band (John & Christine McVie and Buckingham & Nicks) separated, although the band continued making music together.

The line-up remained stable through three more studio albums, but by the late 1980s began to disintegrate. The first to leave was Buckingham, followed by Nicks in 1991, to be replaced by a series of short-term guitarists and vocalists. In 1993 a one-off performance for the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton featured the five central members back together for the first time in six years, and in 1997 a full reunion occurred. In 1998 Christine McVie retired from touring. The band stayed together as a four-piece consisting of John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. In 2014 Christine McVie rejoined full-time. The latest studio album by the band was 2003’s Say You Will. A side project known as Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie was released in 2017, containing contributions from the other band members except Nicks. In 2018, Buckingham was fired from the band, and was replaced by Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House. – Wikipedia

1 Little Lies
2 Tusk
3 Big Love
4 Dreams
5 Everywhere
6 Go Your Own Way
7 Gypsy
8 Hold Me
9 Save Me
10 Seven Wonders
11 As Long as You Follow
12 Don’t Stop
13 Sara
14 Oh Well
15 Albatross
16 You Make Loving Fun
17 Rhiannon
18 Family Man
19 Say You Love Me
20 Man of the World
21 Paper Doll
22 The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
23 Love Is Dangerous
24 Skies the Limit
25 Oh Diane
26 Isn’t It Midnight
27 Peacekeeper
28 Over My Head
29 Think About Me
30 Love in Store
31 Silver Springs (live)
32 The Chain (2009)
33 Need Your Love So Bad
34 Landslide (live)
35 The Chain (live)
36 Love Shines
37 Landslide (2011)
38 Big Love [Remix]
39 Say You Will
40 Tango in the Night
41 Straight Back
42 Black Magic Woman
43 No Questions Asked
44 In the Back of My Mind
45 Fireflies
46 I Do
47 Can’t Go Back
48 Sisters of the Moon
49 Songbird (2011)
50 Sad Angel
51 Warm Ways
52 Not That Funny
53 Angel
54 Hard Feelings
55 Temporary One

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Holiday is the fourth studio album by the American folk rock band America, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in June 1974. The album was produced in London by noted record producer George Martin.

The album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: “Tin Man” reached number 4 on the Billboard singles chart and went to number 1 on both the adult contemporary chart as well as the Radio & Records chart; and “Lonely People” which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard singles chart and also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including “Baby It’s Up To You” and “Another Try”. The album was also released on Quadraphonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.

Band Member Dewey Bunnell was thrilled at the prospect of working with Martin as producer. He was quoted as saying that it “was great working with George. It was like we knew each other. We were familiar with the Beatles, of course, and we had that British sense of humor.” In a separate interview, Dan Peek recalled to Circus magazine: “Gerry (Beckley) had been in England, and we’d talked about using George Martin as our producer. He’s such a hot arranger, thinking about all the stuff he’s done. There were several other people we wanted to use, but that idea sort of flashed and George was available.”

It was the recording debut of America’s longtime drummer Willie Leacox, who is in the car in the cover photo.

Hearts is the fifth studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1975. The album was produced by Beatles producer George Martin.

This album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 4 on the Billboard album chart and being certified GOLD by the RIAA. It produced three hit singles: “Sister Golden Hair”, which went to number 1 on the Billboard singles chart and number 5 on the adult contemporary chart; “Daisy Jane”, which peaked at 20 on the Billboard singles chart and number 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart; and the funky “Woman Tonight”, which reached 44 on the Billboard singles chart and 41 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks including “Old Virginia”, “Bell Tree” and “Midnight”. The album was also released on Quadraphonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.

The cover was designed by Phil Hartman, who eventually left graphic design to pursue acting, to great success.  – Wikipedia