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Sing All Kinds Radio: “The Covers Show” (Vol. 1) and “The Jesus Show”

New Year’s resolution: Get back on a weekly posting schedule.

Two weeks ago, on “Sing All Kinds,” I finally leaned on an obvious crutch to which I’ll return from time to time: A covers show. This first one focused mostly on modern “alt-rock” artists borrowing from the classic-rock or pre-punk canons. 

The stream: 

The set list (original artist in parenthesis):

  1. “Gloria” — Patti Smith (Them, featuring Van Morrison)
  2. “Femme Fatale” — Big Star (The Velvet Underground)
  3. “Sweet Jane” — Mott the Hoople (The Velvet Underground)
  4. “And Then He Kissed Me” – Moe Tucker (The Crystals)
  5. “Into the Groovey” — Sonic Youth (Madonna)
  6. “Eight Miles High “– Husker Du (The Byrds)
  7. “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey” — The Feelies (The Beatles)
  8. “Norwegian Wood” — Cornershop (The Beatles)
  9. “Waiting for the Day” — Reigning Sound (The Beach Boys)
  10. “Crimson and Clover” — Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Tommy James & the Shondells)
  11. “Stop Your Sobbing” — The Pretenders (The Kinks)
  12. “Soul Kitchen” — X (The Doors)
  13. “Alone Again Or” — Mouse Rocket (Love)
  14. “Candle Mambo” — Amy LaVere (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band)
  15. “Friday I’m in Love” — Yo La Tengo (The Cure)
  16. “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” — Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric (Jackie DeShannon)

Last week, on a Christmas Eve edition, I did “The Jesus Show.:

The stream:

The setlist:

  1. “Jesus Christ” — Big Star
  2. “Jesus is Waiting” — Al Green
  3. “Spanish Pipedream” — John Prine
  4. “Me and Jesus” — Tom T. Hall
  5. “New Friend Jesus” — Craig Finn
  6. “Travellin’ on for Jesus” — Kate & Anna McGarrigle
  7. “Jesus Christ” — Woody Guthrie
  8. “Christ for President” — Billy Bragg & Wilco
  9. “Jesus, Etc.” — Wilco
  10. “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam” — Nirvana 
  11. “Jesus Christ was an Only Child” — Modest Mouse
  12. “Spirit in the Sky” — Norman Greenbaum 
  13. “Jesus Just Left Chicago” — ZZ Top
  14. “Jesus, the Missing Years” — John Prine
  15. “Jesus” — The Velvet Underground
  16. “Touch the Hem of His Garment” — Sam Cooke
  17. “Talkin’ About Jesus” — Delaney & Bonnie

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