Pop Music

Mega City 4

Mega City 4 In Session – 1988 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Mega City 4 – In session for John Peel – July 19, 1988 – broadcast, August 2, 1988 – BBC Radio 1 – Mega City 4 in their first session for John Peel tonight. Together initially from 1987 until 1996 and then a reunion in 2006, until fate had a...

Throwing Muses - BBC

Throwing Muses In Session – 1996 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Throwing Muses – In session for Marc Radcliffe – January 1, 1996 – BBC Radio 1 – Throwing Muses for the middle of the week. Perennial favorites since their self-titled Debut album in 1986. They’ve been categorized as unorthodox and surreal in their music and lyrics (with Kristen Hersh and...

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra: Your Hit Parade – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Your Hit Parade – October 7, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Frank Sinatra in the 1940s when he was a regular feature on The Lucky Strike Hit Parade. The Hit Parade was a weekly program dedicated to the most popular songs of a given week, presented by a...

Vine Street - Hollywood - 1953

You Live In L.A. – It’s 1953 – You May Not Be Born Yet – You May Be Just Getting Started – It’s An Interesting World And KMPC Says So

KMPC – Dick Whittinghill – Ira Cook – October 20, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Los Angeles in 1953. You may or may not remember it – maybe you weren’t born yet, maybe you were too young to remember – maybe you were old enough to be in...

Catherine Wheel - 1993

Catherine Wheel – Live From Cleveland – 1993 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Catherine Wheel – live at Peabody’s Down Under – WMMS-FM – Dec. 12, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Catherine Wheel in concert this weekend. Forgive the repetition if you’ve heard this from me before, but Catherine Wheel were one of the game-changer bands for me in the early...

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk – Tribal Gathering 1997 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Kraftwerk – Live At Tribal Gathering – 1997 – BBC Radio 1 – Kraftwerk in concert from 1997. In the late 60’s/early 70s when Germany was pioneering experimental music, labeled Krautrock as a sort of grab-bag description of anything with a German accent, Kraftwerk were one of the bands which...

The Fall

The Fall – Live In Chicago – 1981 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Fall – in concert at Tut’s, Chicago – July 16, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news earlier this week regarding the death of leader/front man/writer/iconoclast Mark E. Smith of The Fall, tributes have been pouring in from all over the world. Clearly, Mark E....

Franz Ferdinand - Liverpool 2003

Franz Ferdinand – Live In Liverpool – 2003 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Franz Ferdinand – Live at Liverpool – 2003 – BBC 6 Music – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Franz Ferdinand this week. From a concert performed in Liverpool in 2003, the same year they released their debut ep, which was originally intended to be self-released, but which got picked up...

Protesting the Vietnam War in 1970

You’re A Teenager – It’s 1970 – You Live In San Francisco – You’re Going To Turn 18 – If You’re A Guy, You’re Worried.

KYA – San Francisco – Bwana Johnny – June 20, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were turning 18 anytime between 1965 and 1973, you were preoccupied with the Draft. In case you missed it – The Draft was involuntary induction into the Military, and once you...

The Cranberries

The Cranberries In Concert From Utrecht – 1995 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute Edition

The Cranberries – In Concert from Vredenburg, Utrecht – The Netherlands – February 8, 1995 – VPRO-Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the devastating news earlier this week of the death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, and the void her loss leaves, I ran their very first session,...