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The Big Takeover Show – Number 382 – May 16, 2022

This week, after a small slice of 1967 Hollies: brand new Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Belle & Sebastian, Linda Lindas, Death Cab For Cutie, Ex Norwegian, Ride, and Mercvrial, plus Dale Hawkins, Left Banke, Andy Anderson, Todd Rundgren, Del Reeves, Ray Charles, and Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley

The Big Takeover Show – Number 381 – May 9, 2022

This week, after a snippet of 1977 Damned: brand new Blue Herons, Don McGlashan, Willie Nelson, Amy Winehouse, Silktail, Kids On a Crime Spree, and Cheap Star, plus The Equals, Chris Bell, Marvin Gaye, Beatles, Kinks, Bee Gees, and Hank Ballard & the Midnighters; and R.I.P Spinal Tap’s Ric Parnell and The Blessed/D Generation’s Howie Pyro

The Big Takeover Show – Number 380 – May 2, 2022

This week, after a nip of 1963 Cascades: brand new Wet Leg, Tombstones in Their Eyes, Linda Lindas, Martin Courtney, Sadies, Stars, and Mercvrial (with Terry Bickers), plus Helen Shapiro, Joe Cocker, Augustus Pablo, Nico, Tim Buckley, Paul McCartney, and Rory Storm & the Hurricanes; and R.I.P The Saints’ Chris Bailey (1956-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 379 – April 25, 2022

This week, after a bit of 1980 Saints: brand new Jeanines, Savage Republic, Fontaines D.C., Don McGlashan, Neko Case, The Smile, and Hollie Cook, plus Gladys Knight & the Pips, Moody Blues, Ricky Nelson, Walker Brothers, Eddie Cochran, Ray Price, and The Miracles; and R.I.P The Saints’ Chris Bailey (1956-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 378 – April 18, 2022

This week, a tribute The Saints’ Chris Bailey, 1956-2022, plus brand new Killing Joke, Loyal Seas, Interpol, Ex Norwegian, Belle & Sebastian, Elvis Costello, and Descendents, plus The Shadows, Donovan, (Syd Barrett’s) Pink Floyd, Dandy Livingstone, Yardbirds, Pee Wee King, and Ethel Merman; and R.I.P Bobby Rydell (1945-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 377 – April 11, 2022

This week, after “a little [1974] Big Star”: brand new Wet Leg, Panda Riot, Graham Nash, Cheap Star, Teenage Fanclub, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Linda Lindas, plus The Byrds, Wilson Pickett, Gene Autry, Beau Brummels, Mad Professor, Johnny & the Hurricanes, and Frank Sinatra

The Big Takeover Show – Number 376 – April 4, 2022

This week, after a lil’ 1968 Who: brand new Jeanines, Don McGlashan, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Inflorescence, Bye Bye Blackbirds, Ex Norwegian, and Astrid Williamson, plus Lead Belly, Tammi Terrel, Vince Guaraldi, Bee Gees, Wailers, Bill Monroe, and Harry Nilsson

The Big Takeover Show – Number 375 – March 28, 2022

This week, after a small 1969 Kinks put-down: brand new Fontaines D.C., Magic Shoppe, Gentle Cycle, Maxïmo Park, Rodney Cromwell, Stellan Wahlström Drift Band, and Elvis Costello & the Imposters, plus Equals, Byron Lee & the Dragonaires, Syndicate of Sound, Hank Thompson, Len Barry, Pretty Things, and Gerry & the Pacemakers; and R.I.P. Sleepers/Tuxedomoon guitarist Michael Belfer (1959-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 374 – March 21, 2022

This week, after Jim & Jack butcher a 1969 Beatles/John Lennon foreshadow: brand new GospelbeacH, Altin Gün, Guided by Voices, Reds, Pinks & Purples, Superchunk, Blushing, and Fleeting Joys, plus The Doors, Answers, Ink Spots, Smiley Lewis, Ferlin Husky, Upsetters, and The Merry Go-Round; and R.I.P. C.I.A./76% Uncertain drummer William Michael Knapp

The Big Takeover Show – Number 373 – March 14, 2022

This week, after a small 1967 Merry-Go-Round warble: brand new Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Chime School, Feeders, Lauds, Black Watch, Kids On a Crime Spree, and Astrid Williamson, plus The Eyes, The Crickets, Paul McCartney, Dandy Livingstone, Tom Lerher, Wynn Stewart; and Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson; and R.I.P. The Members’ singer Nicky Tesco (1956-2022), and NME/Vox writer and Alternative Ulster editor Gavin Martin (1961-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 372 – March 7, 2022

This week, after a little 1984 R.E.M. refrain: brand new Belle & Sebastian, Pointed Sticks, Ex-Vöid, Wet Leg, Tracy Shedd, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Elvis Costello & the Imposters, plus Gladys Knight & the Pips, Link Wray, Junior Murvin, The Strangers, Ray Price, McGuinn, Clark & Hillman, and Groucho Marx; and R.I.P. Downliners Sect’s Don Craine (1945-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 371 – February 28, 2022

This week, after a 1949 Ed McCurdy anti-war wish: brand new Cheap Star, Jeanines, Guided by Voices, Pineapples, Valery Trails, Haroula Rose, and Boo Radleys, plus Pretty Things, Nina Simone, Jeannie Seeley, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & His Clowns, Howlin’ Wolf, Clarendonians, and Ted Taylor; and R.I.P. Procol Harum leader Gary Brooker (1945-2022), Wipers/Rats/Napalm Beach drummer Sam Henry (1956-2022), and Mark Lanegan (1964-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 370 – February 21, 2022

This week, after a 1982 antiwar Damned refrain: brand new Stars, Kurt Vile, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, M. Ward, Fontaines D.C., Astrid Williamson, and Billy Bragg, plus Pretty Things, Bobby Bare (Sr.), Temptations, Merry Go-Round, Dusty Springfield, Linda Ronstadt, and Cab Calloway; and R.I.P. The Sadies' Dallas Good (1974-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 369 – February 14, 2022

This week, after a 1967 Love extract!: brand new Killing Joke, Beths, Wet Leg, Superchunk, Spoon, Willie Nelson, and Sharon Van Etten, plus Howling Wolf, Manfred Mann, Eric Monty Morris, Beatles, 101ers, Hollies, and Xavier Cugat

The Big Takeover Show – Number 368 – February 7, 2022

This week, after a slice of 1973 David Bowie: brand new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Cheap Star, Ex-Vöid, Parquet Courts, Linda Lindas, Successful Failures, and Carina Messier, plus Shangri-Las, Bob & Earl, Troggs, Connie Smith, Idle Race, Augustus Pablo, and The Hi-Numbers; and R.I.P. The Ventures’ Don Wilson (1933-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 367 – January 31, 2022

This week, after a 1970 Neil Young refrain: brand new Hoodoo Gurus, Astrid Williamson, Kids On a Crime, Inflorescence, Papercuts, Feeders, and Citified, plus Carl Perkins, Roy Harper, Skeeter Davis, Bo Diddley, Ivy League, Wailers/Skatalites, and The Carter Family

The Big Takeover Show – Number 366 – January 24, 2022

This week, after a 1955 Dave Bartholomew/Smiley Lewis snippet: Brand new Beach House, Superchunk, Boo Radleys, Spoon, The Smile, Reds, Pinks and Purples, Dion, and Wet Leg, plus The Beatles, Ed McCurdy, Monkees, Lee Perry & the Upsetters, Billy Stewart, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and Leroy Van Dyke; and R.I.P. Rough Trade and Elektra executive and 99 Records maven Terry Tolkin, age 62

The Big Takeover Show – Number 365 – January 17, 2022

This week, after a 1967 Zombies trill: Brand new Fontaines D.C., Guided by Voices, Linda Lindas, Astrid Williamson, Andy Bell, Kids On a Crime Spree and Billie Elish, plus The Kinks, [Nat] King Cole Trio, Pentangle, Bee Gees, Ernie K. Doe, Professor Longhair, and Grandpa Jones; and R.I.P. Marvelettes’ singer Wanda Young (1943-2021) and Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector (1943-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 364 – January 10, 2022 (2021's Best, Part II of II)

This week, after a bitta The Move: The Annual Lookback Countdown, Part II of II!: One Song Each From Jack’s Picks For the 50 Best Albums of 2021, selections 25-1. (Plus one song each from five of 2021’s Best Singles/EPs and reissues, too.)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 363 – January 3, 2022 (2021's Best, Part I of II)

This week: The Annual Lookback Countdown, Part I of II!: One Song Each From Jack’s Picks For the 50 Best Albums of 2021, selections 50-26. (Plus one song each from five of 2021’s Best Singles/EPs and reissues, too.)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 362 – December 27, 2021

This week, after an annual year-end Neil Sedaka/Jo Ann Campbell trill: brand new Jetstream Pony, Donovan’s Brain, Naked Raygun, Linda Lindas, Chime School, Black Watch, and Listening Post, plus Billy Ward & His Dominoes, Prince Far I, Everly Brothers, Sparks, Carl Smith, Chuck Berry, Roger Miller, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 361 – December 20, 2021

This week, after a small slice of Charles Brown holiday cheer: brand new Superchunk, Beach House, Pom Pom Squad (with Matthew Caws), Billy Bragg, Marty Stuart, Beaumonts, and Dewey Defeats Truman, plus Loretta Lynn, Oscar the Grouch, James Brown, Marlene Paul, Bill Monroe, Otis Redding, Cedric Bravo & Rico Rodriguez, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 360 – December 13, 2021

This week, after a lil’ 1987 Chills trill: brand new Stranglers, Black Watch, Feeders, Aimee Mann, Dennis Davison, Fawns of Love, and Persian Leaps, plus The Isley Brothers, Clarence Carter, Colin Blunstone, Duncan Browne, Rudy Mills, Ray Stevens, Little Brenda Lee, etc., and R.I.P. The Monkees’ singer/guitarist Mike Nesmith (1942-2021) and Angelic Upstarts’ singer Thomas ‘Mensi’ Mensforth (1956-2021)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 359 – December 6, 2021

This week, after a brief 1985 Replacements trill: brand new Justus Proffit, Jetstream Pony, Chime School, Wet Leg, Donovan’s Brain, Boo Radleys, and Fleeting Joys, plus The Beatles, Benny Spellman, Jimmy Smith, Small Faces, Muddy Waters, Melanie, Elvis Presley, etc., and R.I.P. country singer Stonewall Jackson (1932-2021)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 358 – November 29, 2021

This week, after a 1968 Beatles refrain: brand new Spoon, Beach House, La Luz, Lauds, Sacred Shrines, Archie Sagers, and The Natvral + Jen Goma, plus The Kinks, Monkees, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Skeets McDonald, Keith & Tex, Cool Stove, Ruby Johnson, etc.; and R.I.P. Margo Guryan (1937-2021)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 357 – November 22, 2021

This week, after a bitta 1995 Gene: brand new Successful Failures, Naked Raygun, Horsegirl, Susanna Hoffs (and Aimee Mann), Fawns of Love, Chime School, Bart & Friends, and Shivas, plus Wilson Pickett, Flying Burrito Brothers, Phyllis Dillon (and Hopeton Lewis), Chambers Brothers, Left Side, Rod McKuen, etc.; and R.I.P. Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge (1941-2021)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 356 – November 15, 2021

This week, after a small snatch of 1986 Billy Bragg: brand new Lucy Dacus, Black Watch, Beths, La Luz, Don McGlashan, Beach House, and Courtney Barnett, plus Sonny Boy Williamson, Fleur De Lys, Hank Williams, Dennis Brown, Beach Boys, Etta James, Dave Brubeck, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 355 – November 8, 2021

This week, after some goofy Caroline birthday comedy: brand new Radiohead, Chime School, U-Roy & Santigold, Petrified Max, Blushing (featuring Miki Berenyi), Muun Bato, and Lou Barlow, plus Big Joe Turner, Colin Blunstone, Bobby Taylor, Jerry Lee Lewis, Benny Barnes, Biff Rose, The Action, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 354 – November 1, 2021

This week, after a dash of 1965 Paul Simon: brand new Nada Surf, Feeders, Pointed Sticks, Billy Bragg, Black Swan Lane, Willie Nelson Family, and Midnight Oil, plus David Bowie, Barbara Lynn, Pete Ham, Bee Gees, McGuire Sisters, Dave Pike, Nat King Cole, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 353 – October 25, 2021

This week, after a refrain of 1970 Neil Young: a guest DJ slot by Jeff Kelson, plus brand new Don McGlashan, Real Estate, Parquet Courts, La Luz, Tombstones in Their Eyes, Downstrokes, and Descendents, plus The Beatles, Buckinghams, George Jones, Barry McGuire, Bunny Wailer, Shocking Blue, Screaming Jay Hawkins, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 352 – October 18, 2021

This week, after some once-unreleased 1968 Beatles: plus brand new Boo Radleys, Sunflower Bean, Laetitia Sadier, Muun Bato, Bart & Friends, Fotoform, and Shebangs, plus The Beatles, Marvin Gaye (with Martha & the Vandellas), Bee Gees, John Hartford, Missing Links, Uniques, Boris Karloff & Vincent Price (and Red Skelton), etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 351 – October 11, 2021

This week, after brace of 1971 David Bowie: a guest DJ slot by Elizabeth Klisiewicz, plus brand new Billy Bragg, Successful Failures, Split Single, Descendents, Petrified Max, Piroshka, and Dennis Davison, plus The Byrds, Blues Magoos, Jackie Wilson, Tom Russell, Colin Blunstone, Isley Brothers, Nico, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 350 – October 4, 2021

This week, after a pinch of 1979 Damned: a guest DJ slot by Dr. R.B. Korbet, plus brand new Secret Shine, Wet Leg, Bob Mould and Fred Armisen, Bevis Frond, La Luz, Persian Leaps, and Carina Messier, plus Eddie Cochran, Marvin Gaye, Orioles, Hurricanes, Johnny & Jackey, Yoko Ono, Connie Smith, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 349 – September 27, 2021

This week, after a little bit of 1969 The Clique (Texas): a guest DJ slot by Jeff Kelson, plus brand new Triptides, Beths, Bastards of Melody, Bevis Frond, Guest Directors, American Darlings, and Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, plus Jackie Wilson, Small Faces, Delroy Wilson, Dan Penn, Yardbirds, Porter Wagoner, Paul Revere & the Raiders, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 348 – September 20, 2021

This week, after a brace of 1935 Cole Porter: brand new Johnny Marr, Persian Leaps, Reds, Pinks & Purples, Gulps, Shivas, Startographers, and TUNS, plus The Move, George Jones, Ethel Waters, Scott Walker, Cream, Bunny Wailer & Dave Barker, Mills Brothers, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 347 – September 13, 2021

This week, after a brief tribute to NYC: brand new Deep Sea Diver, Bevis Frond, Courtney Barnett, Flyying Colours, Illuminati Hotties, Joy Formidable, and Bastards of Melody, plus Lefty Frizzell, Syd Barrett, Them, The Beatles, The Aggrovators (and King Tubby), Woody Guthrie, Louis Armstrong (and Ella Fitzgerald), etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 346 – September 6, 2021

This week, after a refrain of 1984 Chameleons: brand new Daniel Wylie, Billy Bragg, Chime School, Checkered Hearts, Fotoform, Carina Messier, and Pineapples, plus Buffalo Springfield, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Sonny Curtis, Joni Mitchell, Tom T Hall, etc.; and R.I.P. Lee “Scratch” Perry (1936-2021) and Ed Asner (1929-2021)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 345 – August 30, 2021

This week, after some 1957 Little Richard warbling, Everlys style: a tribute to Don Everly (1937-2021)–plus Charlie Watts (1941-2021), Tom T Hall (1936-2021) and Rod Gilbert (1941-2021)–alongside brand new Successful Failures, Jorge Elbrecht, Lauds, Spires, Film School, Furious Seasons, and Jack Skuller, plus The, Beatles, Pioneers, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Davy Graham, Jimmie Rodgers, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 344 – August 23, 2021

This week, after a 1967 George Harrison refrain: brand new Bevis Frond, Parquet Courts, Art Bergmann, Persian Leaps, Piroshka, Wednesday, Joy Formidable, and Guided By Voices plus Easybeats, Beatles, Smoke, Slim Gaillard, Ethiopians, Benny Barnes, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 343 – August 16, 2021

This week, after a slice of recent TV Smith: brand new Split Single, Shivas, Descendents, Tremolo Beer Gut, Cold Beat, Tambourina, Lou Barlow, and Furious Seasons plus The Ventures, Pretty Things, Derrick Morgan & the Aggrovators, Hank Williams Sr., Jan & Dean, Tony Bennett, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 342 – August 9, 2021

This week, after a 1965 Graham Gouldman/Yardbirds refrain: brand new Billy Bragg, Piroshka, Guided By Voices, Daniel Wylie’s Cosmic Rough Riders, Stranglers, Lanterna, Jorge Elbrecht, and Haroula Rose plus Moody Blues, Roy Acuff, Neil Young, 13th Floor Elevators, Ray Charles, João Gilberto & Stan Getz, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 341 – August 2, 2021

This week, after a small slice of 2002 Decemberists: brand new Dinosaur Jr., Juliana Hatfield, Descendents, Aints!, Marty Stuart, Fotoform, Film School, and Jeff Elbel & Ping plus Larry Williams, Alton Ellis, Webb Pierce, Donovan, Bee Gees, Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 340 – July 26, 2021

This week, after a snatch of 1966 Rolling Stones: brand new Piroshka, La Luz, U-Roy, Billy Bragg, Shirley Collins, Descendents, Steve Gunn, and Low plus Kinks, Glen Campbell, Beatles, Solomon Burke, Neil Innes, Kitty Wells, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 339 – July 19, 2021

This week, after a bit of a 1972 Todd Rundgren hit: brand new Illuminati Hotties, Chills, Justin Sullivan, The Aints!, Kurt Vile, Shannon & the Clams, Joey Cape, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real plus Badfinger, Phil Ochs, Ray Charles, Shocking Blue, Bo Diddley, Waylon Jennings, Mose Allison, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 338 – July 12, 2021

This week, after a little 1983 Weird Al Beatles sendup: brand new Boo Radleys, Bevis Frond, Goon Sax, Tobin Sprout, Steve Gunn, Colin Moulding, Art Bergmann, and Lou Barlow plus Buffalo Springfield, Ernest Tubb, Marvelettes, Hollies, Paragons, Ian and Sylvia, Noel Coward, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 337 – July 5, 2021

This week, after a 1969 Kinks tidbit: brand new Maxïmo Park, Descendents, Chad VanGaalen, Justin Sullivan, U-Roy & Rygin King, Bobby Gilespie & Jehnny Beth, Doug Tuttle, and Umbrellas plus 13th Floor Elevators, Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley, (Peter Green’s) Fleetwood Mac. Etta James, The Byrds, Willie Nelson, Nic Jones, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 336 – June 28, 2021

This week, after a refrain from the 1967 Who: brand new Aints!, Low, Lou Barlow, Checkered Hearts, Chills, Juliana Hatfield, Haroula Rose, and Cub Scout Bowling Pins, plus The Action, Jack Greene, Dr. Alimantado, John Martyn, Detroit Emeralds, Count Basie, Allan Sherman, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 335 – June 21, 2021

This week, after a small snatch of 1967 Buckinghams: brand new Piroshka, Split Single, Idles, Justin Sullivan, Dinosaur Jr., La Luz, Illuminati Hotties, and Cheap Trick, plus Barrett Strong, Elton John, Kitty Wells, Lloyd and Glen, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, Everly Brothers, Bee Gees, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 334 – June 14, 2021 – Homebound Edition LXV

This week, after a brief 1971 Grass Roots bit: brand new Goon Sax, Flock of Dimes, TUNS, Joy Formidable, Doug Tuttle, Lucy Dacus, GospelbeacH, and Tom Jones, plus Isley Brothers, Duane Eddy, Don Gibson, Yabby You, Outsiders, Jimmy Powell, Nara Leã, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 333 – June 7, 2021 – Homebound Edition LXIV

This week, after a short 1967 Beatles remembrance: brand new Descendents, Art Bergmann, Lou Barlow, Jane Weaver, Dinosaur Jr, Gary Numan, Petrified Max, and A Place to Bury Strangers, plus Martha & the Vandellas, Mose Allison, Desmond Dekker, The Who, Yardbirds, Steeleye Span, Bill Monroe, etc.; and R.I.P. B.J. Thomas (1942 – 2001)