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POP Goes The World!

Nov 2018

“Happy” Black Friday!



This is how everyone looks like to me on Black Friday.

POP Goes The World will attempt to drown it’s contempt for Black Friday the only way it knows how, with pop music so pure, it’s righteous light will burn right through whatever’s left of your poor ravaged soul after feasting at the trough of the consumerist gang bang.

If, in fact, you did.

(What? Too much?)


Mrs. Magician “There is no God” from Strange Heaven (2012)

Matt Berry “Lord Above” from The Small Hours (2016)

Icarus Himself “Digging Holes” from Mexico (2010)

So Many Wizards “Lose your mind” from Warm Nothing (2012)




The Moonlandingz “Sweet Saturn Mine” from Interplanetary Class Classics (2017)

Temples “Strange or Be Forgotten” from Volcano (2017)

Alex Winston “Choice Notes” from King Con (2012)

Lala Lala “I Get Cut” from The Lamb (2018)

Saturday Looks Good to Me “Parking lot blues” from Sound on Sound (2006)




Girls “Summertime” from Album (Bonus Track Version) (2009)

Best Coast “heaven sent” from California Nights (2015)

Cold Beat “Mirror” from Over Me (2014)

Beach Fossils “Careless” from Clash the Truth (2013)

Ride “Charm Assault” from Weather Diaries (2017)




The Raveonettes “Choke on Love” from 2016 Atomized (2017)

Kids on a Crime Spree “Trumpets of Death” from We Love You So Bad (2011)

FIDLAR “No Waves” from Fidlar (2012)

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

Bully “Milkman” from Feels Like (2015)




Broken Social Scene “7/4 (Shoreline)” from Broken Social Scene (2005)

Cymbals Eat Guitars “...And the Hazy Sea” from Why There Are Mountains (Bonus Track Version) (2009)

THE ORAL CIGARETTES “Kyouran Hey Kids!!” from Fixion (2016)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists “Mourning in America” from The Brutalist Bricks (2010)




Asian Kung-Fu Generation “Re: Re:” from Best Hit AKG 2 (2012-2018) (2018)

Iceage “You're Blessed” from New Brigade (2011)

Radkey “Cat & Mouse” from Cat & Mouse - EP (2013)

Shopping “in other words” from Consumer Complaints (2013)




Total Control “Carpet Rash” from Henge Beat (2011)

Gang of Four “damaged goods” from Entertainment! (1979)

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine “An All American National Sport” from 101 Damnations (Bonus Edition) (1990)




Bad Religion “21st Century (Digital Boy)” from Stranger Than Fiction (1994)

B Boys “get a Grip” from No Worry No Mind (2016)

Nov 2018

Shut your piehole! It’s the American Century!


Good afternoon all you fartknockers.
Enzo here sittin’ in for our dear son of a biscuit eater, George.
Nerts, you say?
Bull snot!
I don’t give a fiddle faddle!
You crud muffins will just have to suck eggs, dad gummit!


Bix Beiderbecke & Frankie Trumbauer “Singin' the blues” from Hot & Cool Jazz
Sydney Bechet and Art Hodes Hot Five “Memphis Blues” from Visions of Jazz
Johnny Dodds “Melancholy (04-22-27)” from Complete Jazz Series 1927
Arthur Rosebury & His Kit Cat Dance Band “Let's do it” from 50 Jazz Essentials



The Three Deuces Musicians “You Gotta See Mama Every Night” from Jazz/Some Beginnings - 1913-1926
The Mills Brothers “Money in My Pockets” from Money in My Pockets
Bunk Johnson “Tishamingo Blues” from Tishamingo Blues
Mildred Bailey and Her Swing Band “When Day Is Done (Remastered)” from Mildred Bailey (Doxy Collection Restored Remastered) (2001)



Billie Holiday “What a Little Moonlight Can do” from What a Little Moonlight Can do
Artie Shaw & Artie Shaw and His Orchestra “Temptation” from Jazz Moods - Hot: Artie Shaw (1972)
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra “Mary had a little lamb” from Mary had a little lamb
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five & Butterbeans & Susie “He Likes It Slow” from The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings (1988)



Cab Calloway “Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz” from Are you Hep To The Jive
Ella Fitzgerald “When I Get Low I Get High (feat. Chick Webb and His Orchestra)” from The Early Years - Part 1 (1935-1938) [feat. Chick Webb and His Orchestra] (1992)
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra “When Buddha Smiles” from The Birth of Swing (1935-1936) (1991)
Louis Armstrong “You Don't Learn That In School” from Louis Armstrong: Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Remastered) (1990)
Roy Eldridge Sextet “school days” from The Golden Years of Jazz (1951 20 Hits)



Jimmy Lunceford & His Orchestra “Tain't What You Do” from Lunceford Special
Louis Jordan “Early In the Mornin'” from The Best of Louis Jordan (1975)
Carmen Miranda “South America Way” from The Platinum Collection - Carmen Miranda
Louis Prima & Sam Butera “There'll Be No Next Time” from Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima (1959)



Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog” from Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings (1990)
Amos Milbourne “Honey Drippin' Daddy” from Honey Drippin' Daddy
The Coasters “Shoppin' for Clothes” from Only In America: Atlantic Soul Classics (2007)
Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald “Petootie Pie” from Chick Webb and His Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald (1981)


Dirty Dozen Brass Band “Night Train” from Live: Mardi Gras in Montreux (1986)
Big Joe Turner “Honey Hush” from Big, Bad & Blue
Tommy Ridgley “Jam Up” from Greatest R&B Hits of 1954, Vol. 4
The Blasters “Roll 'em Pete” from The Blasters Collection (1991)



Dean Martin “Ain't that a Kick in the Head” from A Bronx Tale (Music from the Motion Picture)
Mel Torme “Too Darn Hot (feat. The Marty Paich Orchestra)” from I Get a Kick Out of You - The Cole Porter Songbook (Vol. II) (1960)
Annie Ross Quartet “Twisted” from Twisted
Woody Herman and His Orchestra “Lemon Drop” from Early Autumn (1959)
Joe Jackson “Jack Your Dead” from Jumpin' Jive (Remastered 1999)



Slim and Slam “The Flat Foot Floogee” from 1938-1939


Nov 2018

Current mood…



El Guincho “Palmitos Park” from Alegranza (2008)

The Frights “Tungs” from You Are Going To Hate This (2016)

Joy Again “Looking out for You” from Looking out for You - Single (2015)

Diners “Good Zone” from Always Room (2014)




The Buttertones “Orpheus Under the Influence” from Buttertones (2014)

Jurassic Shark “summer” from Miracle (2014)

Spendtime Palace “At Your Convenience” from Playdate (2017)

The Holloways “Generator” from So This Is Great Britain? (2006)




We Have Band “You Came Out” from WHB (2010)

Vundabar “alien blues” from Gawk (2015)

Cap'n Jazz “take on me” from Analphabetapolothology (1998)

SWMRS “D'You Have a Car?” from Drive North (2016)




Mystery Jets “Young Love (feat. Laura Marling)” from Twenty one (2008)

Pete & The Pirates “Mr Understanding” from Little Death (2008)

Maxïmo Park “Our Velocity” from Our Earthly Pleasures (2007)

The Pigeon Detectives “Take Her Back” from Wait for Me (2007)




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

The Wombats “Moving to New York” from A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation (Special Edition) (2007)

Little Man Tate “Sexy In Latin” from About What You Know (2006)

The Rakes “1989” from Klang (2009)




Pulp “babies” from His 'n' Hers (1994)

The Vaccines “if you wanna” from What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? (2011)

Cut Off Your Hands “Happy as Can Be” from You & I (2008)

Supergrass “alright” from I Should Coco (1995)




The Futureheads “jupiter” from The Chaos (2010)

Audioweb “Bankrobber” from Audioweb (1996)

The Smiths “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Demo)” from The Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)(2017)

The Soft Pack “c'mon” from The Soft Pack (2010)




Bolt Action Five “think fast” from Think Fast / Can the Freedom Regulate the Volume? - Single (2007)

The Walkmen “The Rat” from Bows + Arrows (2004)

Dead Kennedys “Moon Over Marin” from Plastic Surgery Disasters / In God We Trust, Inc. (1985)

The Stooges “Tight pants” from Heavy Liquid (1973)




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

Nov 2018

Just a smidge left of center…..



Butch Walker and The Lets Go Out Tonight “Hot Girls in Good Moods” from The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites (2006)

The Struts “Primadonna Like Me” from YOUNG&DANGEROUS (2018)

Silver Ginger 5 “(Whatever Happened To) Rock 'n' Roll Girls” from Black Leather Mojo (2005)

The Resistoleros “Rock 'n' Roll Napalm” from Rock 'n' Roll Napalm (2003)




Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Everyone knows” from Naked (2004)

Juliette Seizure & the Tremor-Dolls “Rock'n'Roll Babe” from Chewing out Your Rhythm on My Bubblegum (2016)

KO and the Knockouts “you're on my mind” from Ko & the Knockouts (2008)

The Detroit Cobras “bad girl” from Mink, Rat or Rabbit (1999)

Hunx & His Punx “You Think You're Tough” from Street Punk (2013)




The Raveonettes “That Great Love Sound” from Chain Gang of Love (2003)

Joanna Gruesome “Anti-Parent Cowboy Killers” from Weird Sister (2013)

The Chats “Smoko” from Get This In Ya (2017)

Evolfo “Vision of Sin” from Last of the Acid Cowboys (2017)




Bad Astronaut “Needle in the Hay” from Acrophobe (2001)

Joyce Manor “Video killed the radio star” from Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (2012)

Ron Ron Clou “Sports & Wine” from Our Favourite Shops - Roots of Koga Melody (2007)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists “Me and Mia” from Shake the Sheets (2004)




Sloan “Spin Our Wheels” from 12 (2018)

The Barbaras “Day At the Shrine” from 2006-2008 (2012)

Starky “girl talk” from Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre (2004)

The Love Me Nots “Give Em What They Want” from Let's Get Wrecked (2011)

Killer Barbies “Feeling Alone” from Coolest Songs In the World, Vol 3




The Chesterfield Kings “Somewhere Nowhere” from The Mindbending Sounds of the Chesterfield Kings(2007)

Tijuana Panthers “Crew Cut” from ep (2008)

We Are the Physics “We Doctors Diagnose Ourselves” from Faraday Stolichnaya 2008 (2008)

Mike Krol “Neighborhood Watch” from Turkey (2015)




Built to Spill “Goin' Against Your Mind” from You In Reverse (U.S. Version) (2006)

British Sea Power “Apologies to Insect Life” from The Decline of British Sea Power (2003)




Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “More News from Nowhere” from Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (2008)

Buke & Gase “Houdini Crush” from General Dome (2013)

Canary Oh Canary “Over the Underground” from Over The Underground




Bad Moves “Give It a Shot” from Tell No One (2018)

The Doughboys “Black sheep” from Is It Now?

Nobunny “gone for Good” from First Blood (2010)

White Reaper “Make Me Wanna Die” from White Reaper Does It Again (2015)




The Mooney Suzuki “In a Young Man's Mind” from Electric Sweat (2002)

Nov 2018

Cover me, I’m going’ in!



Yep, you got it.


Been about 2 years since I’ve done a “proper” covers show, so we’ll rectify this matter but toots sweet!


Koot Hoomi “Kiss On My List (suite)” from Koot Hoomi Presents: The Dark Side of Hall and Oates - A Tribute (2010)

The Ukranians “Batyar (Bigmouth Strikes Again)” from Kultura (1994)

Los Colorados “the passenger” from Move It! (2012)

Downtown Boys “Fotos y recuerdos” from Fotos y Recuerdos - Single (2018)




Xiu Xiu “Under Pressure (feat. Michael Gira)” from Women As Lovers (2008)

Cake “Mahna, Mahna” from Cake: B-Sides and Rarities (2007)

Machine Head “Message in a bottle” from The Burning Red (1999)

Superchunk “Say My Name” from Guilt By Association (Bonus Track Version) (2007)




Crocodiles “U Sexy Thing” from Crybaby Demon / U Sexy Thing - Single (2015)

The Koffin Kats “Maneater” from Psychobilly Goes Pop (2011)

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes “Friday on My Mind” from Go Down Under - EP (2011)

Toy Dolls “Livin' la vida loca” from We're Mad! The Anthology (2002)




The Meteors “These Boots Were Made for Walking” from The Meteors Vs the World (1999)

The Brains “Enjoy the Silence” from Zombie Nation (2010)

The Jam “Heatwave” from Setting Sons (Remastered) (1979)

The Rubinoos “Brandy (Live)” from The Rubinoos Live in Japan (2004)




Bill Wolford's Head “Venus” from Teen Feeding Frenzy! (2003)

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin “It's My Party” from Up From the Dark (1986)

The Moog Cookbook “Ziggy stardust” from Ye Olde Space Bande Plays the Classic Rock Hits (1997)

Hooverphonic “Shake the Disease” from For the Masses (1998)

Mark Ronson “Just” from Version (2007)




Cristina “Is That All There Is?” from Doll In the Box (2004)

Belly “It's Not Unusual” from With Honors: Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack (1994)

Radioactive Kids “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths cover)” from Radioactive Kids(2013)

Guadalcanal Diary “Tutti-Frutti (Demo)” from 2x4 (1987)




The Stranglers “Walk On By” from Black and White (1978)

Flying Lizards “What's New Pussycat” from Top Ten (1984)

Oranger “Mr. Sandman” from Stubbs the Zombie (Soundtrack from the Video Game) (2005)

Shannon & the Clams “runaway” from Dreams in the Rat House (2013)




The Ergs “Linus & Lucy” from Hindsight Is 20​/​20, My Friend (2009)

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

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