21 November 2012

Radio Wowsville 11/18/12: Every Wave is New Until it Breaks

The "Old Wave" edition of Radio Wowsville shows that you can indeed teach old dinosaurs new tricks. Or at least you can scare them into buying a bank of synthesizers and some skinny ties.

Our two-hour tribute to established rockers and dinosaurs who, in the late 70s and early 80s, were spurred on to try their hand at the emerging new wave yielded up quite a few hidden gems, provoked a whole lot of noggin-scratching and re-posed many long-burning questions: Like: Who is Linda Ronstadt talking to on that telephone? And: What would happen if you gave Joe Walsh a Sennheiser Vocoder? And: Why didn't Daryl Hall and Robert Fripp make more albums together? Oh and: Which Tubeway Army LP was Alice Cooper's favorite?

Figures from the past staring into the future. Log on to http://wtju.net/vault and hear a stream of the show - just click on "Radio Wowsville." And while you are there at WTJU's snazzy tape vault, try some other recent WTJU programs.

Say hello to these No Wave rockers:

"Rapid Transit" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Re-act-or [1981]
"Hallofon / Intravino" - Hall & Oates - X-Static [1979]
"How Do I Make You" - Linda Ronstadt - Mad Love [1980]
"Clones" - Alice Cooper - Flush the Fashion [1980]
"Check My Machine" - Paul McCartney - McCartney II [1980]
"Johnny & Mary" - Robert Palmer - Clues [1981]
"Clues" - Robert Palmer - Clues [1981]
"Deadline" - Robert Palmer - Pride [1983]
"That's Enough For Me" - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk [1979]
"The Ledge" - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk [1979]
"That's How We Do It in L.A." - Lindsey Buckingham - Law and Order [1981]
"Johnny Stew" - Lindsey Buckingham - Law and Order [1981]
"The Overdraft" - Warren Zevon (w/ Lindsey Buckingham) - The Envoy [1983]
"Preface / You Burn Me Up I'm a Cigarette" - Robert Fripp / Daryl Hall - Exposure [1979]
"Bebop Drop" - Hall & Oates - X-Static [1979]
"NYCNY" - Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs [1977/1980]
"Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Nerve)" - Hall & Oates - Voices [1980]
"Alley Katz" - Hall & Oates - Along the Red Ledge [1977]
"Sample and Hold" - Neil Young - Trans [1982]
"We R In Control" - Neil Young - Trans [1982]
"Computer Cowboy" - Neil Young - Trans [1982]
"Sci-Fi" - Cliff Richard - Rock and Roll Juvenile [1979]
"Space Age Whiz Kids" - Joe Walsh - You Bought It You Name It [1983]
"Disco Strangler" - The Eagles - The Long Run [1979]
"My Sharona" - The Chipmunks - Chipmunk Punk [1980]

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