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POP Goes The World!

Mar 2017

Bigli POP




You know, when some shows play pop songs, they're not playing their best songs. They're playing songs that have lots of problems. They're lazy, and unimaginative, and some, I assume, are good songs.
But on today's Pop Goes The World, I promise you, I'll have the best songs!
We're going to play so many good songs, you're going to get tired of good songs!




Viva Voce “From the Devil Himself” from Get Yr Blood Sucked Out (2006)

Television “See No Evil” from Marquee Moon (1977)

Parquet Courts “Stoned & Starving” from Light Up Gold + 2 (2013)

Secret Machines “Sad and Lonely” from Now Here Is Nowhere (2004)




The Coral “bAd mAn” from The Coral (2002)

X “The new world” from More Fun In the New World (2002)

The Stranglers “(Get a) Grip [On Yourself] [1996 Remastered Version]” from Rattus Norvegicus (1977)

Pretenders “Tattooed Love Boys” from Pretenders (Remastered) (1980)

Ramones “Loudmouth” from Ramones (1976)




Sex Pistols “Pretty vacant” from Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977)

The Clash “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais” from The Clash (1977)

Hard-FI “Cash Machine” from Stars of CCTV (2005)

Joe Jackson “Right and Wrong” from Big World (Live At the Roundabout Theatre, New York City/1986) (1986)

They Might Be Giants “Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head” from They Might Be Giants (1986)




Gills & Wings “Rebirth of a Nation” from Gills & Wings

I'm from Barcelona “Mingus” from Who Killed Harry Houdini? (2008)

Sparks “Suburban Homeboy” from Lil' Beethoven (2002)

Ween “Hey There Fancypants” from Quebec (2003)

Vampire Beach Babes “Spank That Thang” from Beach Blanket Bedlam!




Holly & The Italians “Tell That Girl to Shut Up” from The Right To Be Italian (2004)

Fishbone “Lyin' Ass Bitch” from Fishbone - EP (1985)

The Specials “little bitch” from Too Much Too Young (1980)

Voodoo Glow Skulls “Charlie brown” from Firme (1996)

Reacharound “Big and Mean” from Who Killed Tommy Cooper?




Ultravox “Hymn (2009 Remaster)” from Quartet (2009 Remaster) (1984)

Depeche Mode “People are People” from Some Great Reward (1984)

The The “giant” from Soul Mining (1983)

World Party “Radio Days” from Bang! (2006)




Ponytail “Beg Waves” from Ice Cream Spiritual

Pixies “Bagboy” from Indie Cindy




Reel Big Fish “Love Boat Theme” from Love Boat Theme


Mar 2017

‘Scuse me while I slip into something more comfortable…..





The Mighty Lemon Drops “At midnight” from Laughter

A-House “The Strong and The Silent” from Wide Eyed and Ignorant

Geneva “into the Blue” from Further

The Railway Children “Every Beat of the Heart” from Native Place




The Icicle Works “Understanding Jane” from If You Want to Defeat Your Enemy Sing His Song

The Fratellis “Stacie Anne” from Flathead - EP

The Libertines “Narcissist” from The Libertines

Franz Ferdinand “Goodbye Lovers and Friends” from Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Deluxe Edition) (2013)

Empire Dogs “Oh Lord!” from Love Attacks!!!




The London Suede “hit me” from Bloodsports

The Chameleons “The Fan and the Bellows” from This Never Ending Now

The Candy Skins “Wembly” from Fun?

The Dentists “Space Man” from Behind the Door I Keep the Universe




The Smiths “This Charming Man” from The Smiths (1984)

Blur “Charmless Man” from The Great Escape

The View “Same Jeans” from Hats Off To the Buskers (2007)

The Hit Parade “My Favourite Girl” from With Love From... (2008)




Foals “This Orient” from Total Life Forever

IO Echo “When the Lillies Die” from Ministry of Love (2013)

Girls Names “When You Cry” from Dead to Me

Girls “Honey Bunny” from Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Bonus Track Version) (2011)




Morrissey “The Last of the Famous International Playboys (2010 Remaster)” from Bona Drag (Remastered) (1990)

The Auteurs “show girl” from New Wave

The Corn Dollies “Forever Steven” from The Corn Dollies

The Woodentops “good thing” from Giant




Close Lobsters “Hey Hey My My (Into the Black)” from Firestation Towers: 1986 – 1989

Easterhouse “Whistling in the dark” from Contenders

The Groove Farm “I’m Never Going To Fall In Love Again” from I Know It’s Only Indiepop… but I Like It (2011)

The Bees “One Glass of Water” from Free the Bees

Happy Mondays “Lazyitis” from Bummed




Ferraby Lionheart “Harry and Bess” from The Jack of Hearts

Aztec Camera “Queen's Tattoos” from High Land, Hard Rain (2012)

The La's “feelin'” from The La's (1990)

Julian Cope “sunspots” from Floored Genius: The Best of Julian Cope and the Teardrop Explodes (1979-91)




The Divine Comedy “At the Indie Disco” from Bang Goes the Knighthood





Mar 2017

Keepin’ It Dirty




The above is from a recent WRIR dj meeting on tips for good radio.

We'll see how well I paid heed.



Joe Jackson “You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) (Live)” from Live 1980/86

Ben Folds Five “The Last Polka” from Ben Folds Five

The Police “Hole in My Life” from Outlandos d'Amour

Guillemots “Trains to Brazil” from Through the Windowpane




The Jam “Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield cover)” from Extras

Paul Weller “Bull-Rush / Magic Bus” from Paul Weller: Live Wood (1994)

Fishbone “Everyday Sunshine” from The Reality of My Surroundings (1991)

The English Beat “Two Swords” from I Just Can't Stop It (Remastered) (2012)

The Equals “police on my back” from A Best Of...




Hunx & His PunxTonight Tonight” from Too Young To Be In Love (2011)

Nude Beach “for you” from 77

Bay City RollersSaturday Night” from Absolute Rollers -The Very Best of Bay City Rollers

Shannon and the Clams “Rip Van Winkle” from Dreams in the Rat House

The King Khan & BBQ Show “alone again” from Bad News Boys (2015)




The Groundhogs “shake it” from Please Leave My Mind

The Strypes “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (live)” from (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (live)

Fuzzy Vox “Everyday (Vicars Cover)” from Everyday (Vicars Cover)

Mando Diao “Long Before Rock'n'Roll (Live)” from Long Before Rock'n'Roll - EP




Elivis Costello “Mystery Dance” from My Aim Is True

Los Lobos “Come On, Let's Go” from La Bamba (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1987)

Marshall Crenshaw “The Usual Thing” from Marshall Crenshaw

The Blasters “I'm Shakin'” from The Blasters




Mink Deville “I Must Be Dreaming” from Sportin' Life

Paul Collins & The Beat “Different Kind of Girl” from The Beat (2014)

The Plimsouls “now” from The Plimsouls (1981)

The Smithereens “Girl Don't Tell Me (Originally Performed By the Beach Boys)” from The Smithereens Cover Tunes Collection

Translator “Cry for a Shadow” from The Best of Translator: Everywhere That We Were




The Nerves “When You Find Out” from One Way Ticket

The Knack “That's What the Little Girls Do” from Get the Knack

The Rubinoos “Wouldn't it be nice” from The Rubinoos (1977)

Luxury “Green Hearts” from Buttons: Starter Kit (2012)




X “True Love, Pt. 2” from More Fun In the New World (2002)

Hüsker Dü “Could You Be the One?” from Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987)

The Downsiders “Another Horns Cry” from The Downsiders (1987)




Big Dipper “Faith Healer” from Supercluster - The Big Dipper Anthology

Mar 2017

POP Goes My Bloviated Opinion




L.A. Salami “Going Mad as the Street Bins” from Dancing with Bad Grammar: The Director's Cut (2016)

Phil Cordell “Red Lady” from Hearts on Fire Anthology (2008)

Weaves “Tick” from Weaves (2016)

Boogarins “Elogio a Instituicao do Cinismo” from Elogio a Instituicao do Cinismo (2017)




Temples “Certainty” from Volcano (2017)

Hoops “Feelin' fine” from Tape #3 - EP (2016)

New Fast Automatic Daffodils “big” from Pigeonhole (1990)

Love and Rockets “Kundalini Express” from Express (1986)




Moving Units “Between Us & Them” from Dangerous Dreams (2004)

Afterimage “Satellite of Love” from Strange Confession (2007)

Perro “Ediciones Reptiliano” from Estudias, Navajas (2015)

Cornelius “New Music Machine” from Fantasma (Remastered) (1998)

Japanese Breakfast “Everybody Wants to Love You” from Psychopomp (2016)




Grandaddy “Now It's On” from Sumday (2003)

Neutral Milk Hotel “Song Against Sex” from On Avery Island (1996)

Kyle Craft “berlin” from Dolls of Highland (2016)

The Saints “Know Your Product (2004 Remastered)” from Eternally Yours (2009)




Michael Rault “All Alone (on My Own)” from Living Daylight (2014)

LVL UP “The Closing Door” from Return to Love (2016)

Girls Names “Hypnotic Regression” from The New Life

The Lucid Dream “Bad Texan” from Compulsion Songs

Goon “Cammie at Night” from Cammie at Night - Single (2017)

Cloud Nothings “Hey Cool Kid” from Turning On




Tacocat “Bridge to Hawaii” from NVM (2014)

The Regrettes “hot” from Feel Your Feelings Fool! (2017)

Priests “Jj” from Nothing Feels Natural (2017)

Le Butcherettes “Shave the Pride” from A Raw Youth (2015)




Tyrannamen “I Can't Read Your Mind” from Tyrannamen (2016)

Meat Wave “Run You Out” from The Incessant (2017)

No Age “Serf to Serf” from "Separation" b/w "Serf to Serf" - Single (2016)

Naked Giants “twist” from R.I.P. - EP (2016)




Essential Logic “Brute Fury” from Fanfare in the Garden (2005)

Mar 2017

POP Goes Anything!




China Rats “To Be Like I” from To Be Like I - Single

The Primitives “crash” from Lovely

Paul Weller “Sunflower” from Wild Wood (1994)

Manic Street Preachers “Everything Must Go” from Everything Must Go (1996)




Menswear “125 West 3rd Street” from Nuisance

Supergrass “Mansize Rooster” from I Should Coco

60 Ft Dolls “New Loafers” from The Big 3 (Expanded Edition)

The Futureheads “sun goes down” from The Chaos (2010)

Suede “money” from Sci-Fi Lullabies




Primal Scream “Country Girl” from Riot City Blues (Expanded Edition)

22-20S “Devil in Me” from 22-20s

New York Dolls “Jet Boy” from New York Dolls

Parquet Courts “Borrowed time” from Light Up Gold



The Dandy Warhols “Thick Girls Knock Me Out (Richard Starkey)” from Thick Girls Knock Me Out (Richard Starkey) - Single

The Wombats “Let's Dance to Joy Division” from A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation

The Rakes “Strasbourg” from Capture / Release

Audioweb “Bankrobber” from Audioweb




Landlady “Person” from The World is a Loud Place (2017)

The Drums “Blood Under My Belt” from Abysmal Thoughts (2017)

Good Shoes “Under control” from No Hope, No Future (Bonus Track Version)

The Wedding Present “Brassneck” from Bizarro (2001)




Dirty Looks12 O'clock High” from Dirty Looks / Turn It Up - The Complete Stiff Years

4 Out Of 5 Doctors “Danger Man” from 4 Out of 5 Doctors

Mink “talk to me” from Mink

Bare Wires “Romantic Girl” from Seeking Love

The Beat Merchants “Pretty Face” from The Pioneers of British Beat - Vol. 1




Baby Bee “High Heel Leather Boots” from The Shaker - EP

The Mooney Suzuki “I Woke Up This Mornin'” from Electric Sweat

The Soft Pack “Answer to Yourself” from The Soft Pack

The Chords “maybe tomorrow” from This Is What They Want - A Chords Anthology

Wreckless Eric “A Popsong” from Greatest Stiffs

Ash “Punk Boy” from Rarities & B-Sides (Remastered) (2009)




Interpol “Not Even Jail” from Antics

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