For January’s Last Tuesday Treat, we’ll wish a Very Merry Unbirthday to one of two artists who carved out careers outside the mainstream, Jonathan Richman or Mojo Nixon!
Jonathan Richman penned the amazing tribute to Massachusetts and Route 128, “Roadrunner,” in 1972, recorded with his band, The Modern Lovers. By the late 80’s, Richman was a solo act who released quirky, emotionally charged albums on an almost yearly basis while touring small venues and bars throughout the country.
Mojo Nixon‘s rockabilly career began in the mid 80’s with a string of rocking albums with Skid Roper which spawned the likes of “Elvis Is Everywhere” and “Burn Down the Malls”. Nixon continued to record weird and wonderful music through 2009, collaborating with the likes of Jello Biafra and Dave Alvin.
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A tribute to artists we lost in 2021 including Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues), Jay Black (Jay and The Americans), Everett Morton (The Beat), Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas (Kool and the Gang), Lee “Scratch” Perry, Roger Hawkins (The Swampers / Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Don Everly (The Everly Brothers), Steve Bronski (Bronski Beat), Dr. Lonnie Smith, Billy Conway (Morphine), John Drake (The Amboy Dukes), Mike Nesmith (The Monkees), and Paddy Moloney (Chieftains).
Chaim of the Test Patterns Show and I answer musical questions no-one asked and share selections from Crash Test Dummies, Brute Force, Lingua Ignota, Voice of Baceprot, Gleaming Spires, Jon Appleton, Negtivland, The Leopards, They Might Be Giants, and more!
Selections from Michael Nesmith and The First National Band, Cowboy Junkies, Fleet Foxes, The Roches, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Sharon Van Etten, The National, Black Country, New Road, Matt Berry, The Go! Team, Adam Driver and Devyn McDowell, Buke and Gase and So Percussion, and Marc Almond.
Selections from Aretha Franklin, Portugal. The Man, Radiohead, Nina Simone, Todd Rundgren, Pushing Daisy’s Band, Trampled By Turtles, Andrew Bird, Béla Fleck, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.
Selections from Lloyd Price, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, Boomtown Rats, Peter Gabriel, Pete Shelley, Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, Nirvana, Spirit, Styx, Bee Gees, Tegan and Sara, and Quantic and Nidia Gongora.
Lloyd Price“Stagger Lee” from Stagger Lee 1958 Original Artist: Waring’s Pennsylvanians
Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys“The Ballad of Charles Whitman” from Mayhem Aforethought – August 19, 1973 – You Are There 2005 Live radio recording from The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, August 19, 1973.
Boomtown Rats“I Don’t Like Mondays” from The Fine Art of Surfacing 1979
Peter Gabriel“Solsbury Hill” from Peter Gabriel 1977
Pete Shelley“Homosapien [Dance Version]” from Gary Crowley’s Lost 80s 2019 V/A Originally released as a single in 1981.
Ozzy Osbourne“Crazy Train” from Blizzard of Ozz 1980
Tool“Prison Sex” from Undertow [2019 Remaster] 2019 Originally released in 1993.
Nirvana“Drain You” from Nevermind [30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] 2021 N Originally released in 1991.
Spirit“Morning Will Come” from Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus 1970
Styx“The Grand Illusion” from The Grand Illusion 1977
Bee Gees“Massachusetts” from Massachusetts 1967
Tegan and Sara“More for Me” from Under Feet Like Ours 1999
Quantic & Nidia Góngora“Macumba De Marea” from Almas Conectadas 2021 N