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POP Goes The World!

Aug 2017

The Relativity of POP




This afternoon’s POP Goes The World will go by in the blink of an eye.

But, trust me, it will sound SO good!


Sloan “Believe in me” from Parallel Play (2008)

The Soundtrack of Our Lives “Sister Surround” from Behind the Music (2001)

The Posies “Somehow Everything” from Success (1998)

The Waking Hours “picture show” from The Black & White Album (2008)




XTC “Mayor of Simpleton (live acoustic” from Mayor of Simpleton (live acoustic

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 “Up to Our Nex” from Goodnight Oslo (2009)

The Smiths “Shoplifters of the World unite” from Louder Than Bombs (1987)

Travis “All I Want to Do Is Rock” from Good feeling (1997)

Six by Seven “Catch the Rain” from Six By Seven: 04 (2004)




Setting Sun “driving” from Fantasurreal (2010)

The Urges “you don't look so good” from Psych Ward (2008)

The Vaselines “I Hate the '80s” from Sex With an X (2010)

Thin Lizard Dawn “Weed” from Thin Lizard Dawn (1996)

They Might Be Giants “Take out the Trash” from The Else (2007)




Telekinesis “Please Ask for Help” from 12 Desperate Straight Lines (2011)

Derby “streetlight” from Posters Fade (2008)

Terry Malts “I Was Not There” from Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere (2013)

You Say Party! We Say Die! “glory” from XXXX (2010)

The Strypes “Monkey” from Monkey




The Rumble Strips “The Boys are back in town” from Alarm Clock E.P. (2007)

The Whigs “Like a Vibration” from Mission Control (2008)

The Telepathic Butterflies “The Trouble In Keeping Up With the Joneses” from Breakfast in Suburbia (2008)

The Slickee Boys “You've got what it takes” from Cybernetic Dreams of Pi (1983)

The Undertones “Mars Bars” from Jimmy Jimmy - Single (1979)




X “True Love, Pt. 2” from More Fun In the New World (1983)

Walt Mink “Pink Moon” from Miss Happiness (1992)

Unicycle Loves You “Mountain Lungs” from Mirror, Mirror (2010)

Thorcraft Cobra “Count Me Out” from Count It in (Bonus Track Version) (2012)




Title Tracks “Found out” from It Was Easy (2010)

The Vapors “Prisoners” from Turning Japanese - Best of the Vapors

Tonight “Drummer Man” from Drummer Man

The Wedding Present “Go-go Dancer” from The Hit Parade (2009)

Squeeze “Vicky Verky” from Argybargy (1980)




The Speedies “Let Me Take Your Photo” from Speedy Delivery

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F@#k Art, Let’s Dance!



The Dandy Warhols “Bohemian Like You” from Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia (2000)

A-House “Here Come the Good times” from Wide-Eyed and Ignorant (1994)

Philly da Kid “Without This Charming Man” from Without This Charming Man

The Magnificents “Get it Boy” from Year of Explorers (2007)




The Mad Extras “Long, Weird Night” from Best New Artist - EP

Shannon and the Clams “Rip Van Winkle” from Dreams in the Rat House (2013)

The B-52's “Dance This Mess Around” from B-52'S (1979)

Blondie “dreaming” from Eat to the Beat (1979)

Fuzzbox “Love is the Slug” from Bostin' Steve Austin (Splendiferous Edition)

A flock of seagulls “Telecommúnication” from A Flock of Seagulls (1981)




King Khan & The Shrines “Land of the Freak” from What Is?! (2007)

The Jam “Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield Cover)” from Extras (1992)

Mark Ronson featuring Paul Smith “Apply Some Pressure” from Version (2007)

Ozomatli “Magnolia Soul” from Don't Mess With the Dragon (2007)

Monteflori “Sunny” from A Taste Of . . .Part I




Prozzak “Sucks to Be You” from Hot Show (1998)

Los Super Elegantes “Je suis bien” from Channelizing Paradise (2002)

The Specials “little bitch” from Too Much Too Young (1979)

The English Beat “Two Swords” from I Just Can't Stop It (Remastered) (1980)

Doves “Black and White Town” from Some Cities (2005)




Fishbone “Bonin' In the Boneyard” from Truth and Soul (1988)

GWAR “West End Girls/People Who Died” from West End Girls/ People Who Died

The Hives “Statecontrol” from Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)

Ramones “Let's Dance” from Ramones (Deluxe Edition) (1976)

X “Devil doll” from More Fun In the New World (Deluxe) (1983)




The Libertines “Narcissist” from The Libertines (2004)

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

Dance Hall Crashers “enough” from Lockjaw (1995)

Screamin' Sirens “Maniac” from The Enigma Variations Vol. 1 (1985)




Clap Your Hands Say Yeah “Maniac” from Hysterical (2011)

XTC “Are You Receiving Me?” from Go 2 (1978)

Bran Van 3000 “old school” from Glee (1998)

Junior Senior/Deee Lite “Move Your Feet/Groove Is In The Heart” from Move Your Feet/Groove Is In The Heart

Adamski “One of the People” from Adamski's Thing (1998)




The Farm “All Together Now” from Spartacus

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Holy POP!




Pale Saints “Blue Flower” from Throwing Back the Apple - EP (1992)

Love and Rockets “Everybody Wants to go to Heaven” from Earth Sun Moon (1987)

Pere Ubu “wasted” from story of My Life (1993)

Pixies “Velouria” from Bossanova (1999)




Dr. Dog “Distant light” from B-Room (2013)

William Onyeabor “Fantastic Man” from Tomorrow (1979)

Bobb Trimble “angel eyes” from The Crippled Dog Band (1983)

Koot Hoomi “I Can't Go for That (suite)” from Koot Hoomi Presents: The Dark Side of Hall and Oates - A Tribute (2010)




The Airborne Toxic Event “Happiness Is Overrated” from The Airborne Toxic Event (2009)

Colourmusic “The Gospel Song” from Yes! EP (2009)

Portugal. the Man “Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs)” from In the Mountain In the Cloud (2011)

Camper Van Beethoven “Waka” from Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (1988)

Benjamin Booker “Wicked Waters” from Benjamin Booker (2014)




The Ballantynes “velvet” from Faith / Velvet - Single (2013)

Kathryn Williams “Road of Shadows” from Songs from the Novel Greatest Hits (2017)

The Elevator Drops “Happy the Clown” from Epidose 1 (2005)

The Replacements “Date to Church” from All for Nothing/Nothing for All (1997)




Drink Up Buttercup “Even Think” from Born and Thrown On a Hook (2010)

The Bats “The Black and the Blue” from Fear of God (1992)

The Dambuilders “Shrine” from Encendedor (1994)

Husking Bee “The sun and the moon” from Four Color Problem (2000)

Far “Mother Mary” from Water & Solutions (1998)




Hum “comin' home” from Downward Is Heavenward (1998)

Hüsker Dü “Makes No Sense At All” from Flip Your Wig (1985)

The Godfathers “Birth, School, Work, Death” from Birth, School, Work, Death (Expanded Edition) (1988)

Boat “Interstate 5” from Setting the Paces (2009)

The Ergs! “Introducing Morrissey” from The Ergs!/Lemuria - EP (2007)




Circus Monkey “Ann It Goes” from The Band Wagon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1996)

Emmet Swimming “Arlington” from Arlington To Boston (1996)

Male Bonding “Tame the Sun” from Endless Now (2011)

Chainsaw Kittens “Mother (Of the Ancient Birth)” from Violent Religion (1990)

China Drum “Can't Stop These Things” from Goosefair (1996)

Dramarama “Last Cigarette” from Stuck in Wonderamaland (1989)




Department of Eagles “Teenagers” from In Ear Park (2008)

Aug 2017

Music For Crappy Occasions



The one where POP Goes The World crashes into the weekend with reckless abandon and a palpable disregard for any semblance of convention.


The Entrance Band “Fine Flow” from Face the Sun (2013)

The Pretty Things “Baron Saturday” from S.F. Sorrow (1968)

TV On The Radio “Mr. Greives” from Young Liars - EP (2003)

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers “Abdul and Cleopatra” from Back In Your Life (Bonus Track Edition) (2004)




The Snails “Haters Be Learners (Respect My Snail Style)” from Worth the Wait EP (2014)

Guantanamo Baywatch “Sad over You” from Chest Crawl (2012)

Ezra Furman “Wobbly” from Perpetual Motion People (2015)

Shannon and the Clams “mama” from Mama - Single (2014)




Las Rosas “Black Cherry” from Flower in the Sun + Ms. America (2015)

The Buttertones “Sadie's a Sadist” from Gravedigging (2017)

Bummers “The South” from Bummers (2014)

Native America “dance with me” from Grown Up Wrong (2014)




Eight Dayz “What's So Strange About Me?” from What's So Strange About Me(2011)

The Molochs “No More Cryin” from America's Velvet Glory (2016)

Adult Books “Casual Wrecks” from Running from the Blows (2016)

Hooded Fang “wasteland” from Gravez (2013)




Car Seat Headrest “Fill in the Blank” from Teens of Denial (2016)

Archie Bronson Outfit “Two Doves On a Lake” from Wild Crush (2014)

Crystal Stilts “Shake the Shackles” from Shake the Shackles - Single (2010)

Wampire “The Hearse” from Curiosity (2013)

Zounds “Demystification” from The Curse of Zounds Discography (Remastered)(2007)




999 “Feelin' Alright With the Crew” from Separates (1978)

Royal Headache “Psychotic Episode” from Royal Headache (2012)

Nots “Reactor” from We Are Nots (2014)

The Damned “Smash it Up” from The Chiswick Singles and Another Thing(1990)




Chuck Berry “3/4 Time (Enchiladas)” from Chuck (2017)

Damien Jurado & Richard Swift “Crazy Like a Fox” from Other People's Songs, Vol. 1 (2013)

Kevin Morby “Dorothy” from Singing Saw (2016)

The Julie Ruin “Just My Kind” from Run Fast (2013)




Devo “Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy) [Live At the London HMV Forum]” from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (Deluxe Version) [Remastered] (1978)

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