What a day, this September 24, what a day. If you have a pulse -- and you’re excused if you don’t -- then you likely are aware that today marks the 30th anniversary for perhaps the greatest new music release day in history, as Nirvana (Nevermind), A Tribe Called Quest (The Low-End Theory), and Red Hot Chili Peppers (Blood Sugar Sex Magik) all released landmark albums three decades ago today, and the week also includes 30th anniversary LPs from Primal Scream and Pixies. What a time to have money to burn at the local record shop!
On today’s BumbleBee Brunch, we paid tribute to the trio, and more, but in our own special way. Chances are you’ve overplayed all the tracks on Nevermind, so we celebrated the LP with an Amanda Palmer cover of “Polly” from a decade ago, connecting the gap between classic alternative and local, homegrown music -- because that’s what we do here at BumbleBee Radio.
Speaking of locals, new music from Adi Sun, Weakened Friends, Onbloom and others filled today’s playlist, with a national nod to excellent new tunes from Eels, Kynsy, Margot, and alt-J kept the beat moving. We also celebrated birthdays this week of Bryan Ferry, Childish Gambino, and Trugoy The Dove of De La Soul.
The oldest track we heard came from the aforementioned Ferry and his iconic band Roxy Music, and the newest might be Adi Sun’s “Twin Flame”, which lit up the streams early Friday morning.
Check out the playlist below -- BumbleBee Radio might be the only station anywhere that spins A Tribe Called Quest and classic synth-pop-era Ministry back-to-back. Good music out-rules any genre limitation, that was true 30 years ago, and it's true today.
10:00 AM HOUR:
De La Soul - The Magic Number (1989)
Pixey - Sunshine State (2021)
Nothing But Theives - Amsterdam (2017)
Primal Scream - Movin’ On Up (1991)
The Idolizers - Riot Radio (2021)
Invisible Minds - The Cut Girl (ft. Howard Hobbs) (2018)
Roxy Music - Pyjamarama (1973)
Weakened Friends - Quitter (2021)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl (1991)
Smitt. E. Smitty - Big Bad Boy (2018)
Eels - Good Night On Earth (2021)
Childish Gambino - Me And Your Mama (2016)
Julie Doiron - You Gave Me The Key (2021)
Devo - Girl U Want (1980)
11:00 AM HOUR:
Adi Sun - Twin Flame (2021)
XTC - Generals and Majors (1980)
Florence + The Machine - Rabbit Heart (2009)
Common Saints - Star Child (2021)
alt-J - U&ME (2021)
A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime (1991)
Ministry - Work For Love (1983)
Damon Albarn - Royal Blue Morning (2021)
Onbloom - Sunken Canvas (2021)
Spoon - I Turn My Camera On (2005)
Romeo Void - Never Say Never (1982)
Margot - Watercolour (2021)
Kynsy - Mr. Nice Guy (2021)
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Dodge Veg-o-matic (1977)
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Polly (2012)
Future Islands - Seasons (BADBADNOTGOOD Reinterpretation) (2014)
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