Happy New Year, everybody, from the DJ Surly Shirley show! What’s better than a giant bottle of champagne, you ask? A New Year’s Day run-down of my favorite albums of 2019! From Fontaines D.C. to Chuck Cleaver, from Car Seat Headrest to The Dream Syndicate, let’s give 2019 a last listen before running headlong into 2020, a year that’s just gotta be better, right? RIGHT??? Let’s all think good thoughts, do good deeds, and make that happen.
English Bob is joined again by guest host Crispin Mumbles with another broadcast from the UK. The theme is ‘Pirate Radio’. Two hours of eclectic music featuring @ezrafurman #JoyDivision #TalkingHeads @exhexband #VinceTaylor #ManuChao @the_5678s @TheKinks @baxterdury @theglowtheband #AdamAnt #Kraftwerk #REM #ZZTop and much more.
First Half: My top records and/or shows from 2019(ish), including Bush Tetras, Death Valley Girls, Magnapop, The Dream Syndicate, Iggy Pop, Nick Lowe, and the Allah-Las.
Second Half: A few rare cuts from The Go-Betweens new box of old: “G Stands for Go-Betweens vol.2”