Friday's Brunch program was loaded with Boston music including tunes from Jill McCracken, Robotic Hawks, Field Day, Cave-In, Henry McIntyre, Kid Gulliver, We Broke The Weather, Diablogato, Walter Sickert & The Army Of Lost Toys, Ex-Hyena, and Violet Nox along with classic Boston tracks from Ed's Redeeming Qualities and Human Sexual Response.
Mischief & mayhem was afoot in the show as it was Friday the 13th. The Beat Farmers made their first ever appearance on BumbleBee Radio as part of that as well as the Claypool Lennon Delirium (a collaboration between John Lennon's son Sean and Les Claypool from Primus) and their cover of The Who's "Boris The Spider."
Our most distant tune came from Great Britain's Alex Lipinski, while the oldest offering was the 1973 Roxy Music song "Do The Strand" in honor of Brian Eno's 74th birthday (on 5/15) and drummer Paul Thompson's 71st birthday (on 5/13.) Brian Eno played synthesizer and co-produced Roxy Music's first two albums before moving onto his solo career and producing for giants like David Bowie, Talking Heads, and U2. Speaking of Talking Heads, front man David Byrne turns 70 on 5/14, but we played Talking Heads last week, so I jumped to Byrne's 2012 collaboration with St. Vincent for a birthday tune.
Longtime Boston session vocalist Erica Mantone has sung on the albums and projects of many different artists, but had never released her own material until now. Starting in 2020 she released two singles ("Maybe It's Me" and "Undone") that received heavy airplay on BumbleBee Radio and this past week saw the release of her debut EP: "I May Have Asked For This." Recorded at Henley Row Studio with co-producers Dan Nicklin & Nate Leavitt this sparkling debut from Mantone does not have a bad track on it! Grab a digital copy over on Erica's Bandcamp page or a CD copy at Erica's nearly sold-out EP-release show on Saturday 5/14/2022 at The Burren at Davis Square in Somerville! Click HERE for more info!
Here is the full playlist for Friday's show...
10:00 AM HOUR: Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc (2005) Cave-In - Reckoning (2022)
Supergrass - Alright (1995) Arc Iris - We Found Home (2022) Sharon Van Etten - Mistakes (2022) David Byrne & St. Vincent - Who (2012) Ed's Redeeming Qualities - Lawn Dart (1990) Kid Gulliver - Nothing But Trouble (2022) Jill McCracken - Help Me, Hold Me, Heal Me (2022) The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist (2000) Alex Lipinski - Coyote (2022) Diablogato - She Just Wants To Rock & Roll (2022) Roxy Music - Do The Strand (1973) Ex-Hyena - Fractured (2022) 11:00 AM HOUR: Erica Mantone - Again (2022) De La Soul - The Magic Number (1991) The Beat Farmers - Happy Boy (1985) Field Day - Dandelion (2022) Florence + The Machine - Free (2022) The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Boris The Spider (2017) Henry McIntyre - Frank (2022) Robotic Hawks - Gravity (2022) Walter Sickert & The Army Of Broken Toys - Cataclysm (2010) Violet Nox - Eris (2022) We Broke The Weather - Niceberg (2022) David Bowie - Breaking Glass (1977) Human Sexual Response - Land Of The Glass Pinecones (1981) Gang Green - The Ballad (1989)
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