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Playlist for 2/25/11: Something Wild

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This week’s opening theme was brought to you by the year 1986, 25 years gone. Watched this movie, also of 1986 vintage and starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, and by gosh The Feelies, when I got home. New music from the Insomniacs, Occult Detective Club and Left Lane Cruiser. Tune in next week for a live set from Trent Fox & the Tenants.

Download or stream the Feb. 25 show right here.

How Far Can Too Far Go ? – The Cramps
Slipping Into Something – The Feelies
Erica’s Word – Game Theory
Truck Train Tractor – The Pastels
I Was Lead to Believe – Thee Mighty Caesars

Up From the Underground – Occult Detective Club
Weinerschnitzel – The Descendents
Surf Combat – Naked Raygun
Thorns in Roses – The Exploding Hearts
Their Walls Around You – Occult Detective Club

Jokes – Trent Fox & the Tenants
St. Lita Ford Blues – Redd Kross
Get Me Back – Teengenerate
Pain in the Ass – The Candy Snatchers
Dairy Queen – The Dwarves

Go No Further – The Demolition Doll Rods
354 – The Devil Dogs

Loca…

Playlist for 2-18-11: The King & I

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Huge thanks to the Paul Collins Beat for delivering an excellent 5-song set and sitting down for an interview afterward last week on Zero Hour! New music from the Baseball Project, Piney Gir’ Country Show, the Dyes, Go Time and Victoria De Mare.

Download or stream the Feb. 18 show right here and while you are there buy a ticket to the WMSE Rockabilly Chili Contest.

King of the Road – Joe Tex
King-Sized Papa – Julie Lee
King Kong – Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
If I Was King – The Backsliders
King & Caroline – Guided by Voices
Tribute to a King – William Bell

Shake (Live) – Otis Redding
Good Life – The Dirtbombs
We All Love Peanut Butter – The One Way Streets
96 Tears – Big Maybelle

White Wedding – Piney Gir’ Country Show
Can’t Let Go – The Dickies
She Has a Funny Walk – The Electric Mess
Worlds on Fire – Victoria De Mare
Have Love Will Travel – The Sonics
Caldonia – Carl Perkins

Just Forget About Me – The Dyes
Stacked Nasty – The Shandels

Local Lunchbox
Color Radio – The Mid…

Playlist for 2-11-11: The Terrible Twos

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Zero Hour celebrated two years on the air with a little help from the likes of Charlie Feathers, the Lost Crusaders, All, the Two Tears and, of course, Unknown. I’m very much honored to have Paul Collins on the show this Friday in advance of his show at Club Garibaldi’s. Don’t forget to tune in! 91.7 or wmse.org.

Download or stream the Feb. 11 show right here.

Two to Choose – Charlie Feathers
Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right – Compulsive Gamblers
Two Time Loser – Wheels on Fire
To Turn a Tune or Two – The Strange Boys
Drinkin’ For Two – The Hollisters
We’re Two of a Kind – Slim Harpo

She’s My Ex – All
Jenny G – The Push Kings
Love is Dead – The Mr. T Experience
Out in the Streets – Downbeat 5

Outta My Mind – Trent Fox & The Tenants
Nautiloid Surf – The Nautiloids
When Tomorrow Comes – Cheap Time
Eat People – Two Tears
Can-Nana Fever – Guitar Wolf

Cone of Light – The Almighty Defenders
Shake the Boogie – Sonny Boy Williamson
Whoa Boy – Luke McDaniel

Local Lunchbox
Head vs. Heart – Trol…

Playlist for 2-4-11: The rabbit sat down and cried just like a little child

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Blind Lemon Jefferson and others helped me salute the Year of the Rabbit to open the show. New music this week from the Godfathers, the Fleshtones, the Dirtbombs, Trent Fox & The Tenants, and Hans Rotenberry & Brad Jones. Tune into WMSE this Friday from noon to 3 p.m. when the legendary Godfathers stop by Zero Hour. And speaking of legends, Paul Collins, the king of power pop himself, will perform on Zero Hour on Feb. 18!

Update: Due to a visa mishap, the Godfathers show Friday in Milwaukee has been cancelled, so no Zero Hour visit. Dang it.

Download or stream the Feb. 11 show right here.


Jack Rabbit – Icky Renrut
Blue Jumped the Rabbit - Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early
Rabbit Foot Blues – Blind Lemon Jefferson
I Hates Rabbits – Jerry Neal
Peter Rabbit – The Presidents
Buckingham Rabbit – The Silver Jews

Froggy Mountain Shakedown – Hans Rotenberry & Brad Jones
Pearly Gates – The Mockers
Miles & Miles to Go – Brad Jones
Little Truths – Bastards of Melody

Bite of My …