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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 19:53

For the last several years, vinyl has been making slow and steady consumer gains after all but fading into obscurity in the late '80s. Audiophiles particularly loved the warmer, richer sound that vinyl offered, compared to the flat, compressed digital recordings prevalent on CDs, MP3s and the like. 

And while most purists rejected the simple audiotape's humble offerings compared to vinyl, there's always been a small, fervent contingent that loved their cassettes and never gave up on the format. 

Those fans are now reaping the rewards of an unofficial cassette comeback, and the second annual Cassette Store Day takes place around the world on Sept. 27. CBC's Spark tackles the "much maligned cassette" and its mighty resurgence in an interview between host Nora Young and Michelle Parise, as well as an interview with Parise and drummer Paul Banwatt from the Rural Alberta Advantage.

In the interview, which is adorably recorded on cassette, Banwatt talks about how cassettes shaped the relationship between him and his wife, and how tapes are still a huge part of touring life for the band. And to further elaborate on why it's not just some "hipster fad," Banwatt told Parise about his top three reasons why cassettes are still awesome. Check out the full piece on Spark and press play on the interview below to listen to the interview.

Cassette Store Day, like Record Store Day, will offer music fans a chance to get their hands on some great exclusive releases. In North America alone, it's expected that there will be 300 special tapes available in music retailers across the country. Among the offerings: the Rural Alberta Advantage, Foxygen, They Might Be Giants, Cloud Nothings, Babe Rainbow, Townes Van Zandt, Karen O and a host of pseudo mixtapes featuring various artists.

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Author: "Andrea Warner"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 17:01

Sloan just released their 11th studio album, and it seems they have a bit of a hit on their hands. The album reached number 13 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in the U.S. which is their strongest debut yet. Pretty amazing for a band that has been around for more than 20 years. Sloan are proof that musical marriages can last, and even get better with time. 

Their latest record is called Commonwealth and, like the name suggests, it's the coming together of several nations to form an alliance. Each band member was given a side of this double-vinyl release to do with as they pleased. The result is four solo E.Ps that somehow still sound as much like Sloan as any of their previous works.

CBC Music asked Sloan if they would come by and shake the rafters of Studio 211 with a First Play Live appearance, and they did just that. The small studio was packed with fans wearing earplugs at the ready and the Hiwatt amps were set to stun for this amazing set of new and old Sloan songs.

Check out the highlights of that session in the videos below:

'Carried Away' by Sloan


'Cleopatra' by Sloan


'Keep Swiging (Downtown)' by Sloan


'The Rest Of My Life' by Sloan


'Three Sisters' by Sloan

Author: "Ron Skinner"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 15:30

Click here to vote on the chart!

This week there are three new entries and perhaps the most exciting is the new Dallas Green and P!nk collaboration, You+Me (pronounced "you plus me"). Also debuting are WiL's "Make, Make" and Adam Cohen's "Love Is."

How was your week? Mine was a blast. I went to the Polaris Music Prize gala for the first time and put together a fashion gallery. Shad, Basia Bulat and Arcade Fire were all there!

But let's stay on track. Here are the new songs on the chart and scroll down to see the new number one.

You+Me, 'You and Me'

WiL, 'Make, Make'

The chart

1. The Black Keys, "Gotta Get Away" (up five)

2. Hey Rosetta!, "Kintsukuroi" (down one)

3. Bastille, "Flaws" (down one)


4. You+Me, "You and Me" (new entry)

5. George Ezra, "Budapest" (down two)


6. Mo Kenney, "Telephones" (down one)

7. Passenger, "Heart's on Fire" (up one)

8. The Wilderness of Manitoba, "Leave Someone" (up seven)

9. Bahamas, "Stronger Than That" (down five)

10. U2, "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" (up one)

11. Spoon, "Do You" (down four)


12. Elliott Brood, "Jigsaw Heart" (down three)

13. Paolo Nutini, "Let Me Down Easy" (down three)

14. Arkells, "11:11" (up two)

15. Sloan, "You've Got a Lot On Your Mind" (up two)


16. WiL, "Make, Make" (new entry, most online votes!)


17. Lucinda Williams, "Burning Bridges" (up two)

18. Angus and Julia Stone, "A Heartbreak" (re-entry)

19. Frazey Ford, "September Fields" (down five)

20. Adam Cohen, "Love Is" (new entry)

Tune in to Radio 2 Friday to hear the show at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) and Sunday at 5 p.m. (5:30 NT). Follow us @CBCR2Top20 or email radio2top20@cbc.ca.

Author: "Nana aba Duncan"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 15:30

In 2007, Radiohead changed the game by releasing their album, In Rainbows for free. Today, frontman Thom Yorke is once again keeping the industry on its toes by announcing the release of his new solo album Tomorrow's Mordern Boxes on BitTorrent.

 

 

While torrent has become synonymous with free, this particular system, called a BitTorrent Bundle, adds a method of payment (the album costs US$6)

You can also stream all eight songs of Tomorrow's Modern Boxes here, which contains a video for "A Brain in a Bottle".

 

Author: "Judith Lynch"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 15:30

Season 2, episode 3

In this episode of CBC Music Backstage Pass, Tegan and Sara, Spoon, Arkells and Hannah Georgas perform at the 2014 CBC Music Festival in Deer Lake Park, B.C.

In all, 10 bands performed at the CBCMusic.ca Festival under a constant drizzle that occasionally amplified to heavy rain. But the poncho- and gumboot-wearing attendees were not put off by the challenges of the weather. Neither were the performers.

Check out three videos below to relive some of the most spectacular moments from the festival.

Tegan and Sara perform 'Closer' 

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Arkells perform 'Come to Light' 

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Hannah Georgas  performs 'Waiting Game'

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CBC Music Backstage Pass airs Friday nights at midnight and Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. on CBC-TV. Check out the entire episode streaming at the very top.

Author: "CBC Music"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 14:44

It seems like only yesterday that Kiesza was just another sailor/beauty queen/songwriter from Calgary trying to make it in this crazy world. Now she has over 100 million YouTube views and is dancing on Ellen.

She made her appearance on the show on Wednesday afternoon, and it was pretty much the flawless dancefest we've come to expect from our new favourite Canadian artist.

Kiesza's full-length debut comes out next month, and you should buy it.

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Author: "Chris Dart"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 14:03

Holy epic cello, Batman! The Piano Guys are back and this time they are tracing the evolution of three generations of Batman. Watch the video below as they perform three incarnations of the Batman theme in front of the three Batmobiles. These guys sure know drama.

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Author: "Michael Morreale"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 11:55

Canada's campuses have acted as launching pads for some of our favourite bands here at Radio 3: Japandroids, the Arkells, Rich Aucoin, and countless other beloved Canadian acts all got their start while performing at or completing studies at universities and colleges from coast to coast. 

Rock Your Campus is looking to find the next big band to break out of one of Canada's schools, and will award a decent $10,000 to the act that comes out on top, based on your votes and the decisions made by our celebrity judges. But there's still so much new music to check out before we get there.

This contest has delivered a whole slew of great new sounds to sift through. I picked out six — somehow, only six — acts from all across the country that are worth checking out now... before they inevitably make it big. Click through the gallery above to discover some great new artists from Canada's campuses.

Have any top campus band picks of your own yet? You can check out all of the entries and cast your votes over at cbcmusic.ca/rockyourcampus!

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Author: "Emma Godmere"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 11:55

Summer is gone, and autumn is here. That means it's time to pack up the coolers and break out the pumpkin spice lattes. It also means summer festival season is over. No more swaying to your favourite bands under the warm beam of the sun.

It doesn't mean the music has to stop, though. Festivals like Hamilton's Supercrawl, Victoria's Rifflandia and Pop Montreal have already ushered us nicely into fall festival season. Keeping you occupied as the proper chill starts to set in are some more stellar fests, such as Halifax Pop Explosion, Indie Week, Breakout West and more.

Check out the gallery above to discover which fall festivals will keep you entertained while we brace ourselves for the "T-Rex of winter."

What are some fall music festivals missing from this list? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @cbcradio3.

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Author: "Alanna Stuart"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 11:08

Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world.

 

RICH'S PICK: "Hey, Who Really Cares?" by Linda Perhacs:

JUNK IN THE TRUNK: 

This cat, fresh from the auto shop: 

This longboarder loves helmets:

Rare deep sea creature caught on video:

 

REAR-VIEW MIRROR:

Every week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. This week, Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman".

Today's Rear-View Mirror focuses on a singer, guitarist and actor named Glen Campbell. In particular, Rich Terfry talks about the strange lyrics and perceived meanings in the song “Wichita Lineman”. 

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Glen Campbell is having a period of sweet sweet sorrow.  More people have been exposed to the country legend this past year than the last 20 years combined.  In 2011, after five decades of entertaining, 45 million albums sold and 70 albums released, Glen Campbell decided to call it a day.

In 2010 Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but instead of instant retirement, the singer rounded up his kids and hit the road for a farewell tour, including some stops here in Canada, and he recorded a farewell album titled Ghost on the Canvas 

The celebration of the Rhinestone cowboy came to a head in 2012 when he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards.

Watch the performance here.

It looks like Campbell will continue his farewell tour into 2012, so if you anywhere near one of his shows, it might be worth a glance at your calendar – it will be your last shot.

 

Here are some other great editions of Rear-view Mirror:

Simon and Garfunkel "The Sound of Silence"

Bill Haley and his Comets "Rock Around The Clock"

The Velvet Underground "I'm Waiting For The Man"

Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues"

Bobby Fuller "I Fought The Law"

Big Star "September Gurls"

The Hollies "Bus Stop"

Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

Booker T and the MGs "Green Onions"

Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe"

Neil Young "Rockin' in the Free World"

Dolly Parton "Jolene"

The Left Banke "Walk Away Renee"

Lou Reed "Walk On The Wild Side"

James Taylor "Fire And Rain"

The Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go"

Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing"

Radiohead "Paranoid Android"

M.I.A. "Paper Planes"

The Animals "We Gotta Get Out of this Place"

Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man"

Screamin' Jay Hawkins "I Put A Spell On You"

Cheap Trick "Surrender"

Mott The Hoople "All the Young Dudes"

Beach Boys "Sloop John B"

Amy Winehouse "Rehab"

New York Dolls "Personality Crisis"

Modern Lovers "Roadrunner"

George Jones "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA"

The Beatles "With A Little Help From My Friends"

Rolling Stones 'Miss You'

The Coasters 'Run Red Run'

Elvis Costello, 'Alison'

James Brown, 'Hot (I Need to be loved loved loved)'

Inner Circle, 'Tenement Yard'

Ray Charles, 'I Don't Need No Doctor'

Curtis Mayfield, 'Freddy's Dead'

Gang Starr, 'Beyond Comprehension'

Bo Diddley, 'Bo Diddley'

Aretha Franklin, 'Rocksteady'

CCR, 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain'

Howlin' Wolf, 'Smokestack Lightning'

Bobby Womack, 'Across 110th Street'

Roy Orbison, 'In Dreams'

Foggy Hogtown Boys, 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'

Neil Young, 'Cortez The Killer'

Bob Dylan, 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'

Little Eva, 'Loco-Motion'

Elvis Costello, 'Watching the Detectives'

Jimmy Cliff, 'The Harder They Come'

The Verve, 'Bittersweet Symphony'

Roberta Flack, 'Killing Me Softly with his Song'

R.E.M., 'Radio Free Europe'

Radiohead, 'No Surprises'

Led Zeppelin, 'Ramble On'

Glen Campbell, 'Wichita Lineman'

John Cougar Mellencamp, 'Pink Houses'

Rolling Stones, 'Beast of Burden'

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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 09:10

So we've reached the end of another week, which means it's time for another round of national concert listings. This week, we're particularly jealous of folks in Halifax, because Hopscotch Halifax looks like it's going to be awesome, and Vancouver, who get to go see Kaytranada.

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Author: "Chris Dart"
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Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 07:01

Here's your classical disc of the week for Sept. 28. Each week CBC Radio 2's In Concert looks at new classical music releases and selects one recording that you need to know about.

Album: The Silver Album

Artists: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin, with Lambert Orkis, piano

Repertoire:  Standard works by Beethoven and Mozart as well as new compositions by Penderecki and Previn.

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Anne-Sophie Mutter has been a superstar of the violin for almost all of her life. Launched into the spotlight at the tender age of 13 by no less than Herbert von Karajan, Mutter has proven herself to be a musician of great intelligence and passion, with wide tastes and endless curiosity. She's the one many of us turn to for the definitive performance of Beethoven and Mozart sonatas and we trust her to bring us the best that new composers have to offer. And let's face it, there's the glam factor as well — those stunning strapless gowns have been her signature look since the mid-1980s.

But who's the guy on the stage with her, seated at the piano? The unassuming, bespectacled fellow? That's Lambert Orkis, Mutter's pianist for the past 25 years and half the reason for this new release. The Silver Album is a celebration of the musical partnership of Mutter and Orkis — "kindred souls," Mutter claims — and music lovers everywhere can be grateful for this relationship that has brought us all so much listening pleasure.

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Listen to Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis play the opening movement of Beethoven's Sonata No. 7 for Violin and Piano.

The word "accompanist" has the unfortunate tendency to bestow a secondary status role to the pianist in these duo performance scenarios. "Performance partner" or "collaborating artist" reflect much more accurately the vital role of the person seated at the piano.

Indeed, Mutter is quick to claim that meeting Orkis was the best thing that ever happened to her. When they met, he'd already had a career working in the worlds of contemporary music and original instrument performance, not to mention a long stint with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. His experiences perfectly complemented what Mutter had to offer and the two of them very quickly discovered they had a "mutually sympathetic way of thinking about music which neither felt would ever change." 

Orkis is much more to the point when it comes to why they've thrived for the past quarter century with nary a murmur of disagreement: "We like one another, we like each other's playing, we like each other's company." 

Over the past 25 years they've explored the music of many composers — everyone from Mozart to Crumb — and they still plan their programmes together. Before every performance they practice intensively, not looking to firm up an interpretation, but to look deeper and harder at the music, always searching for something new to say, even in the most familiar repertoire.  

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Listen to Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis play Fritz Kreisler's "Liebesleid."

The partnership of Mutter and Orkis has a solid footing at the most fundamental level and music has been the greatest beneficiary. It's most definitely something to celebrate.

Watch Mutter and Orkis in action with the music of Mozart:

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Author: "Alison Howard"
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Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 21:01

They were on the fast track to becoming one of the biggest punk bands in the world — but they also hated each other with a vengeance.

Revered rockers Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler were, and are again, the two halves of Death From Above 1979. The new documentary, Life After Death From Above 1979, charts the rocky relationship that derailed their rise to indie superstardom, as well as their eventual reconciliation and reunion. 

It's out October 7 on Vimeo on Demand, and features interviews with members of the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metric, Justice and more.

Check out the trailer here:

The band is also selling a limited edition Levi's denim jacket, which was designed by Klaxon Howl and Wolff, and you can check it out here.

Related:

Watch: Death From Above deliver blistering 'Trainwreck 1979' on Letterman

Death from Above 1979: behind the biggest comeback of the year

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Author: "Jennifer Van Evra"
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Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 18:36

Digging through the Strombo archives, we came across this segment from The Hour's 2008 Coldplay special, for which George travelled to the band's London studio. In this clip, Chris Martin talks about the band's creative process, the critical response to their music and working with Brian Eno.

Oh, and he plays a little Elton John for George too.



There is more where that came from and we have compiled the rare, behind-the-scenes episode with Coldplay in its entirety. George also sits down with Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman to discuss their careers, just before 'Viva La Vida' dropped. 



For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune into The Strombo Show  each and every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11PM for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.

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Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 17:44

Diana Krall has been forced to postpone her fall tour because of a severe bout of pneumonia.

The esteemed Canadian jazz musician, who was to tour with her new album, Wallflower, had an expansive, 26-date tour scheduled, with stops from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Niagara Falls.

But according to a release, the Grammy winner's doctors have ordered her to stay put because her condition "has become more chronic than expected."

“I’m deeply saddened that I will have to postpone the release of my new album Wallflower and the Wallflower U.S fall tour until next year. I’ve been battling a case of pneumonia and am under doctor’s orders to rest for the next few months in order to regain my strength and good health," wrote Krall.

"Performing is both a privilege and a joy for me. When I go out onstage I want to be able to give it everything. Taking this time to rest and recuperate will allow me to do that. It is frustrating to be so close to the record release and have to delay but I am very proud of this record and want to be able to give you all my very best when we finally present this music to you. Thank you so much for your understanding.” 

Wallflower was released earlier this month. It includes covers of some of Krall's favourite non-jazz songs, from the '60s to present.

Author: "Jennifer Van Evra"
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Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 15:57

Our friends at CBC Radio 2's The Strombo Show returned to action this past weekend with their Polaris Music Prize special. We're so happy that they're back and going to be getting more great musicians to play in the disused maintenance closet that is their studio. We thought we'd take a look back to one of our favourite performances from last season, in which George Stroumboulopoulos and company had Raine Maida and his fiddling friend play one of his favourite Clash songs.

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Author: "Chris Dart"
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Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 15:32

He's a musician with a message, and he's getting it across any way that he can.

Earlier this month Canadian rocker Neil Young released a live version of his new environmental anthem "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" which he performed with Crazy Horse.

But now he has released two more versions — one a solo acoustic rendition, the other a sprawling orchestral arrangement featuring a 92-piece orchestra and choir that is expected to appear on his upcoming album, Storeytone.

The song has also been used to lend support to the documentary Under the Influen$e, Farm Aid and the People's Climate March in New York.

Check out all three versions below.

Orchestral 

Solo acoustic

Neil Young and Crazy Horse live

Related:

Neil Young shares powerful new environmental anthem, 'Who’s Gonna Stand Up?'

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Author: "Jennifer Van Evra"
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Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 14:34

When CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera was headed for Hamilton, Ont., to record a live show, they knew they wanted one very special guest: Canadian music legend and famed storyteller Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse and LeE HARVeY OsMOND, who grew up in the Southern Ontario city and still lives there. 

They asked Wilson to share a story of a life-changing encounter with a stranger.

But what they didn’t know was that the life-changing story Wilson would tell is one that he had never shared publicly: about finding out, just two years ago, that he was adopted, and that his birth mother was actually someone who was very close to him, literally. He also found out about his true ancestry.

It’s an incredible story. Listen here.

 

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Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 13:17
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On Sept. 30, Montreal-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Shepherd releases her fifth album. Called The Signal, it's all here for you to enjoy in this First Play, above.

The best kind of music is the kind that you have trouble describing. Shepherd's music is part jazz, part hip-hop, part electronica, part soul and part pop. It's best to just say, "It's Elizabeth Shepherd."

As host of The Signal, I know I'll be playing some tracks off this record. Shepherd herself must listen to the show: check out track four, the title track of the album. She's taken a story I told on air and turned it into a love song, a duet with Lionel Loueke.

What is Shepherd "signalling" with her new album? I think it's that she's found an intoxicating way to mesh her feelings around becoming a mother, the politics of being female and feeling hopeful in a troubled world. Not an easy task.

The Toronto Star calls Shepherd, "A hugely original musical mind at work." Listen and see if you agree. This is night music; Shepherd is your dreamy midnight muse. 

Listen to The Signal Monday to Friday  and Saturdays on CBC Radio 2 at 10 p.m.

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Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 10:18

Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world.

 

RICH'S PICK: "Skillet Good and Greasy" by Doc Watson:

 

JUNK IN THE TRUNK: 

Take a dip in the deepest swimming pool in the world:

How to resolve a parking dispute:

Rush hour, carefully choreographed:

 

REAR-VIEW MIRROR:

Every week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. This week, The Byrds and "Eight Miles High".

The Byrds final hit song, "Eight Miles High" was inspired by their first trip overseas and is regarded as the very first psychedelic rock song.

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The Byrds were flying to England in the summer of 1965 and, excited about the experience, started knocking around ideas for a new song. Although most commercial flights run somewhere between and six and seven miles high, they settled on the title "Eight Miles High" because it just sounded better.
 
 
When they entered the studio to record the song, they began experimenting with sounds outside the familiar territories of rock and folk music. They incorporated elements of free-form jazz and Indian music and the lyrics of the song were impressionistic.
 
 
 
The release of this song created a huge impact and played a big role in the formation of psychedelic rock. In fact, many music scholars recognize this song as the very first bona fide psychedelic rock song.
 
 
 
The song was a hit for The Byrds and proved to be their last. But it might have been a much bigger hit if hadn't been banned from radio. The band was accused of promoting recreational drug use in the song and programmers shied away. The band denied the allegations at the time, but years later admitted that the song was indeed inspired in part by their own drug use. 
 
Here's the song that paved the way for the spirit of musical experimentation of the '60s explored by musicians like The YardbirdsThe BeatlesDonovanThe Rolling Stones and countless more.
 
 
 
This is "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds.
 
 
 
 

Here are some other great editions of Rear-view Mirror:

Simon and Garfunkel "The Sound of Silence"

Bill Haley and his Comets "Rock Around The Clock"

The Velvet Underground "I'm Waiting For The Man"

Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues"

Bobby Fuller "I Fought The Law"

Big Star "September Gurls"

The Hollies "Bus Stop"

Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

Booker T and the MGs "Green Onions"

Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe"

Neil Young "Rockin' in the Free World"

Dolly Parton "Jolene"

The Left Banke "Walk Away Renee"

Lou Reed "Walk On The Wild Side"

James Taylor "Fire And Rain"

The Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go"

Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing"

Radiohead "Paranoid Android"

M.I.A. "Paper Planes"

The Animals "We Gotta Get Out of this Place"

Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man"

Screamin' Jay Hawkins "I Put A Spell On You"

Cheap Trick "Surrender"

Mott The Hoople "All the Young Dudes"

Beach Boys "Sloop John B"

Amy Winehouse "Rehab"

New York Dolls "Personality Crisis"

Modern Lovers "Roadrunner"

George Jones "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA"

The Beatles "With A Little Help From My Friends"

Rolling Stones 'Miss You'

The Coasters 'Run Red Run'

Elvis Costello, 'Alison'

James Brown, 'Hot (I Need to be loved loved loved)'

Inner Circle, 'Tenement Yard'

Ray Charles, 'I Don't Need No Doctor'

Curtis Mayfield, 'Freddy's Dead'

Gang Starr, 'Beyond Comprehension'

Bo Diddley, 'Bo Diddley'

Aretha Franklin, 'Rocksteady'

CCR, 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain'

Howlin' Wolf, 'Smokestack Lightning'

Bobby Womack, 'Across 110th Street'

Roy Orbison, 'In Dreams'

Foggy Hogtown Boys, 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'

Neil Young, 'Cortez The Killer'

Bob Dylan, 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'

Little Eva, 'Loco-Motion'

Elvis Costello, 'Watching the Detectives'

Jimmy Cliff, 'The Harder They Come'

The Verve, 'Bittersweet Symphony'

Roberta Flack, 'Killing Me Softly with his Song'

R.E.M., 'Radio Free Europe'

Radiohead, 'No Surprises'

Led Zeppelin, 'Ramble On'

Glen Campbell, 'Wichita Lineman'

John Cougar Mellencamp, 'Pink Houses'

Rolling Stones, 'Beast of Burden'

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