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The Big Takeover Show - Number 222 - Apirl 22, 2019

This week, after bit-a 1966 Cyrkle: brand new Fontaines D.C., Weyes Blood, Soft Cavalry, TV Smith, Tacocat, and Sebadoh, plus Pretty Things, Lead Belly, Beach Boys, Lead Belly, Curtis Mayfield, and Harry Belafonte

The Big Takeover Show - Number 221 - April 15, 2019

This week, after a snatch of 1965 Byrds' Gene Clark: brand new Bad Religion, Idlewild, Billie Elish, Bob Mould, Illuminati Hotties, and Dave Smalley & the Bandeleros, plus Ralph McTell, Marvin Gaye, Junior Murvin, Fairport Convention, The Louvin Brothers, and The Kinks

The Big Takeover Show - Number 220 - April 8, 2019

This week, after a bit of 1988 Libertines (U.S.): brand new Bad Religion, Robert Forster, Loose Wing, Sleaford Mods, Shana Cleveland, and Weyes Blood, plus Monkees, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, Willie Nelson, Ennio Morricone, Buffalo Springfield, and Tom Jones; and R.I.P. Scott Walker (Walker Brothers) 1943-2019, and Billy Adams 1940-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 219 - April 1, 2019

This week, after a lil 1989 Pale Saints trill: brand new Tacocat, T.S.O.L., Sebadoh, Sleeper, Nada Surf, and Morrissey, plus Mary Wells, Paul Simon, The Zombies, Ray Price, Sammy Turner, and Peggy Seeger; and R.I.P. Scott Walker (Walker Brothers), 1943-2019, and Ranking Roger (English Beat), 1963-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 218 - March 25, 2019

This week, after little Jim sings from his class's musical: brand new Shana Cleveland, Slowness, Westkust, Moving Panoramas (with Matthew Caws), and Lil Smokies, plus Marvelettes, Joey Heatherton, John Lennon, U-Roy, Harry James, and Chubby Checker; and R.I.P. Dick Dale, 81. (Note: Hear seven versions of “Misirlou” going back to 1927!)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 217 - March 18, 2019

This week, after some 1966 Hollies by way of the Everly Brothers: brand new Specials, Piroshka, Robert Forster, Sleaford Mods, and Film School, plus Elmore James, The Four Voices, Joni Mitchell, and The Fox; and 8 R.I.P.s

The Big Takeover Show - Number 216 - March 11, 2019

This week, after a li’l 1952 Hank Williams, brand new Sebadoh, Versus, L7, Moving Panoramas, Swervedriver, and Nick Lowe (with Los Straitjackets), plus Shocking Blue, Fairport Convention, Everly Brothers, Howlin’ Wolf, Mike Nesmith, and Antonio Carlos Jobim

The Big Takeover Show - Number 215 - March 4, 2019

This week, after a touch of 1969 Beatles/George Harrison, brand new Shana Cleveland, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Fawns of Love, Proper Ornaments, Johnny Marr, and Bob Mould, plus Ike & Tina Turner, The Orioles, Little Richard, Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney, and Nick Drake

The Big Takeover Show - Number 214 - February 25, 2019

This week, after a touch of 1967 Monkees, brand new Sharon Van Etten, Teenage Fanclub, Eyelids, Deerhunter, Long Ryders, and The Specials, plus Richard Berry, The Valentines, The Flintstones (Hal Smith), The Sonics, and Kitty Wells; and R.I.P. The Monkees Peter Tork 1942-2019 and Yesterday and Today Records’ Skip Groff, 1948-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 213 - February 18, 2019

This week, after a little 999 circa 1978, brand new Mammoth Penguins, Bob Mould, Piroshka, Tacocat, Jasmine Minks, and Weyes Blood, plus Dale Hawkins, Waylon Jennings, Mary Hopkin, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Paul McCartney, and Lloyd Price

The Big Takeover Show - Number 212 - February 11, 2019

This week, after a snatch of 1971 Graham Nash, brand new Sharon Van Etten, Bob Mould, Beach Slang, Desert Ships, and I Was a King, plus Hank Ballard, The Move, Neil Young, The Beatles, Link Wray, and the Maytals

The Big Takeover Show - Number 211 - February 4, 2019

This week, after a snatch of 1961 Del Shannon, brand new Specials, Robert Forster, Lemonheads, Joe Jackson, and Eyelids, plus Red Foley, The Animals, Barry Mann, Manfred Mann Chapter Three, Louis Jordan, and The Seeds

The Big Takeover Show - Number 210 - January 28, 2019

This week, after a 1979 Undertones classic, brand new Proper Ornaments, Wild Nothing, John Davis & Matthew Caws, Long Ryders, and The Flesh Eaters, plus Lloyd Price, The Attack, Henry Mancini, Phil Ochs, Allen Sherman, and Gladys Knight & the Pips

The Big Takeover Show - Number 209 - January 21, 2019

This week, after a 1967 Hollies ditty, brand new Piroshka, Weyes Blood, Swervedriver, Shana Cleveland, Joe Jackson, and Sleaford Mods, plus Fats Domino, Box Tops, Wilson Pickett, The Open Mind, Etta James, and Anita Carter; and R.I.P. Germs bassist Lorna Doom, 1957-2019 and Red Aunts bassist Deb Martini

The Big Takeover Show - Number 208 - TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2018 SHOW! (plus 10 EPs/singles) [Part 2 of 2] - January 14, 2019

Happy New Year! This week, after a 1977 Saints trill, a special two-part countdown of the 50 best albums of 2018 (and 10 best standalone singles/EPs) concludes! Enjoy! Please have a listen to some of the best music of the year that just finished, without question!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 207 - TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2018 SHOW! (plus 10 EPs/singles) [Part 1 of 2] - January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! This week for our first 2019 show (after a 1957 ditty to mark the occasion), a special two-part countdown of the 50 best albums of 2018 (and 10 best standalone singles/EPs) commences! Enjoy! Please have a listen to some of the best music of the year that just finished, without question!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 206 - December 31, 2018

Happy New Year! This week, after a wistful 1788 standard to mark the year’s passing: brand new Film School, The Moles, Decemberists, Mass Gothic, and Las Ligas Menores, plus (Big) Joe Turner, Arthur Lee & Love, The Zombies, Lori Lieberman, Guy Lombardo, George Jones, and Connie Francis; and R.I.P. Avengers bassist Jimmy Wilsey (1957-2018) and Galt MacDermot (1938-2018)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 205 - December 24, 2018

Happy Xmas! This week, after a romantic 1951 holiday ditty (among several): brand new Guided By Voices, The Still Out, Jet Black, Bevis Frond, and The Fernweh, plus The Beatles, Los Shakers, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Buck Owens, and Small Faces

The Big Takeover Show - Number 204 - December 17, 2018

This week, after Jim sings a 1945 seasonal favorite: brand new Decemberists, Jeff Tweedy, Chills, Pale Lights, and The Aints, plus The Beatles, Little Richard, Aaron Neville, Les Baxter, The Poppy Family, and P.J. Proby

The Big Takeover Show - Number 203 - December 10, 2018

This week, an eight-song tribute to Buzzcocks’ leader Pete Shelley, 1955-2018, R.I.P.: brand new Swervedriver, Lemonheads, Bevis Frond, Sleeper, and Guided By Voices, plus The Beatles, The Fleur De Lys, Jackie Lomax, The Maytals, Nick Lucas, and Marty Robbins

The Big Takeover Show - Number 202 - December 3, 2018

This week, after a lil’ 1970 David Bowie: brand new Jeff Tweedy, Beths, Bob Mould, Dead Horse One, Fernweh, plus Bo Diddley, Hollies, Wailers, Zombies, Bowie, and Hank Williams Sr.; and R.I.P. (Bleecker) Bob Plotnick of Bleecker Bob’‘s Records, and Saccharine Trust bassist Chris Stein

The Big Takeover Show - Number 201 - November 26, 2018

This week, after some 1968 Beatles: a special, rare look-back best-of 2015-2017 show to commemorate the first 200 episodes of The Big Takeover Show on Realpunkradio.com!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 200 - November 19, 2018

This week, after a bit of 1964 Beach Boys: brand new Piroshka, Swervedriver, Tears Run Rings, Bevis Frond, and Bad Religion, plus Steeleye Span, Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Glenn Miller & His Orchestra, Laurel Aitken, Roy Harper, and The Beatles; and R.I.P. Roy Clark, 1933-2018

The Big Takeover Show - Number 199 - November 12, 2018

This week, after some 1979 Dils: brand new Guided By Voices, Martin Frawley, Shogun & the Sheets, Lost Patrol, and Morrissey, plus Del Shannon, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Martin Cathay, and The Beatles

The Big Takeover Show - Number 198 - November 5, 2018

This week, after a little 1970 Who (for the impending election): brand new Swervedriver, Bob Mould, Paul Smith, Lemonheads, and Bad Religion, plus Guitar Slim, Roy Acuff, Dennis Alcapone, Jim Weatherley, The Turtles, and Big Bopper; and R.I.P. Todd Youth

The Big Takeover Show - Number 197 - October 29, 2018

This week, after a slice of 1964 Bob Dylan (for the impending election): brand new Ty Segall, GospelbeacH, Sam Philips, Beach House, and Jeff Tweedy, plus Jackie Wilson, Marty Stuart, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Don Gibson, Johnny Rivers, and Halloween fun with Vincent Price

The Big Takeover Show - Number 196 - October 22, 2018

This week, after a tiny bit of 1977 Saints: brand new Aints!, J Mascis, Cleaners From Venus, Smokescreens, and Black Watch, plus James Brown, George Jones, Percy Mayfield, Big Mama Thornton, The Zombies, and Billy Riley; and R.I.P. Legal Weapon singer Kat Arthur 1955-2018

The Big Takeover Show - Number 195 - October 15, 2018

This week, after a little 1980 Jam: brand new Aints!, Sam Phillips, Chills, Moles, and Joy Formidable, plus [Syd Barrett-era] Pink Floyd, Temptations, Blossom Toes, Kinks, Beatles, and The Diamonds; and R.I.P. Geoff Emerick (1945-2018), The Records’ John Wicks (1953-2018), The Angels’ Bernadette Carroll (1948-2018), Otis Rush (1935-2018), Danny Pearson (1953-2018), Henry Butler (1948-2018). and Urban Waste’s Kenny Ahrens.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 194 - October 8, 2018

This week, after a snatch of 1992 Comsat Angels: brand new Frankie Stubbs, Paul McCartney, Lost Patrol, TV Smith, and Black Watch, plus Easybeats, Slim Harpo, Rolling Stones, Tim Buckley, Blues Busters, and Gene Autry

The Big Takeover Show - Number 193 - October 1, 2018

This week, after little Jim sings some 1966 Hollies’ magic: brand new Bevis Frond, Chills, Reverend Horton Heat, Beths, and Jet Black, plus Wilson Pickett, Arrows, Ricky Nelson, Dick Campbell, The Leaves, and Danny Kaye; and R.I.P. Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin (1942-2018)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 192 - September, 2018

This week, after some 1966 Choir practice: brand new Goon Sax, The Aints!, Sleaford Mods, Deniz Tek, and TV Smith, plus Elvis Presley, Kiki Dee, The Monkees, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Fleetwood Mac, and The Who

The Big Takeover Show - Number 191 - September 17, 2018

This week, after a 1962 Bryan Hyland smidgen: brand new Chills, Paul McCartney, Film School, Ben Folds, and Willie Nelson, plus The Action, Tim Hardin, Muddy Waters, Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, and Billie Holiday

The Big Takeover Show - Number 190 - September 10, 2018

This week, after a 2009 Sloan remembrance: brand new Deniz Tek, Dot Dash, Lake Ruth & Listening Center, Skids, and Walter Lure & the Waldos, plus Screaming Lord Sutch, Albert Hammond (Sr.), Gene Clark, Napoleon XIV, Shirley Collins, and Tom T. Hall; plus the 8 Bands Playing Kalamashoegazer 12 Fest

The Big Takeover Show - Number 189 - September 3, 2018

This week, after Caroline and Jim goof on a Weird Al Yankovic original: brand new Whitehorse, Interpol, J Mascis, Goon Sax, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, plus Jerry Lee Lewis, Creation, Seekers, Howlin’ Wolf, Webb Pierce, and Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter; plus eight versions of “Hey Joe” (the road to Hendrix’s classic)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 188 - August 27, 2018

This week after a 1979 Undertones trill: brand new Jet Black, Spectrums, Paul Simon, Dropkick, and Walter Lure & the Waldos, plus John Lennon, Roy Hawkins, Electric Light Orchestra, Johnny Cash, Leo Graham, and Alex Chilton, and a “thank you departing Gerry Love” Teenage Fanclub tribute

The Big Takeover Show - Number 187 - August 20, 2018

This week after a 1952 Hank Williams Sr. warble: brand new Chills, Goon Sax, Paul Smith, Cloud Nothings and Graham Parker, plus Sonny Boy Williamson, unreleased Kinks, Dee Dee Sharp, Earl-Jean, Hank Williams Sr., and Hank Williams III!; and R.I.P. Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) and R.I.P. Randy Rampage (1960-2018)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 186 - August 13, 2018

This week after a 1977 Ramones coo: brand new Deniz Tek, Walter Lure & the Waldos, Dot Dash, Longshot and Parquet Courts, plus Professor Longhair, Graham Nash & David Crosby, Dennis Brown, Astrud & Joao Gilberto, Bo Diddley, and Lefty Frizzell

The Big Takeover Show - Number 185 - August 6, 2018

This week, after a small 1971 Badfinger remembrance: brand new Jet Black, Interpol, Sloan, Sleaford Mods and the reformed Skids,, plus Pretty Things, Malvina Reynolds, Shirelles, Edward Byrnes & Connie Francis, Toots & the Maytals, and a Byrds' singers tribute set!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 184 - July 30, 2018

This week after little Jim croons a Michael Nesmith 1966 Monkees tune: brand new Damian Jurado, Joe Strummer, Cigarettes After Sex, Elvis Costello, and Kristin Hersh, plus Flying Burrito Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Yvonne Baker, Dolly Parton, and Tom T. Hall

The Big Takeover Show - Number 183 - July 23, 2018

This week after a 1958 Eddie Fontaine remembrance: brand new Alice Bag, Paul Collins, Tony Molina, Chills, and Death Cab For Cutie, plus Mose Allison, The Who, Hank Snow, Davi Graham, Gloria Jones, and Eddie Cochran

The Big Takeover Show - Number 182 - July 16, 2018

This week after a 1966 Simon & Garfunkel warble: brand new Chills, Courtney Barnett, Donovan’s Brain, Johnny Marr, and Sloan, plus The Mindbenders, Ike & Tina Turner, Small Faces, Johnny Cash, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Shirley Collins

The Big Takeover Show - Number 181 - July 9, 2018

This week after a 1966 Beatles trill: brand new Still Corners, Three Hour Tour, Paul McCartney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Interpol, plus Eddie Parker, The Mannish Boys (David Bowie), Chuck Berry, Leonard Cohen, and Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band; and R.I.P. The Left Banke drummer/singer George Cameron, age 70

The Big Takeover Show - Number 180 - July 2, 2018

This week after little Caroline sings a 2015 Adele hit: brand new Paul McCartney, Sloan, Bad Religion, Joy Formidable, and Neko Case, plus Gene Clark, Ruth Brown, Bee Gees, Chris Bell, and Alfred E Neuman; and R.I.P. Adolescents bassist Steve Soto, age 54

The Big Takeover Show - Number 179 - June 25, 2018

This week after a 1966 Goffin & King tune: brand new Three Hour Tour, Ash, Film School, Death Cab For Cutie, and Kristin Hersh, plus Sonny Boy Williamson, Joan Baez, The Hollies, Kiki Dee, and (Littlie) Jimmy Dickens; and R.I.P. producer David Bianco (1954-2018)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 178 - June 18, 2018

This week after a 1924 Gershwin tune, post-Father’s Day: brand new Neko Case, Soft Science, Dott, The Damned, and Fawns of Love, plus Gladys Knight, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Justin Hinds & the Dominoes, The Move, and The Four Lads; and R.I.P. drummers Nick Knox (1958-2018), Jon Hiseman (1944-2018), and DJ Fontana (1931-2018)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 177 - June 11, 2018

This week, after little Jim croons a 1967 Hollies classic: brand new Hookworms, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Chatham Rise, La Luz, and Sloan, plus Fleur De Lys, Kinks, Arthur Alexander, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Chad Mitchell Trio

The Big Takeover Show - Number 176 - June 4, 2018

This week, after a 1964 Beatles lament: brand new Neko Case, Soft Science, Johnny Marr, Jesse Dayton, and Stephen’s Shore, plus Gene Vincent, Knickerbockers, Chuck Wood, Nick Drake, Roseanne Cash, and Anton Karas

The Big Takeover Show - Number 175 - May 28, 2018

This week, after a Sloan homage: brand new Ash, Cheap Trick, Sloan, The Longshot, and La Luz, plus Eddie Cochran, Henry Mancini, Otis Redding, Tim Hardin, Lefty Frizzell, and Dinah Washington

The Big Takeover Show - Number 174 - May 21, 2018

This week, after a 1966 Bee Gees warble: brand new Joy Formidable, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Orange Peels, Holy Tunics, and Beach House, plus Pentangle, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy Wright, Bobby Bare (Sr.), and The Mills Brothers; and R.I.P. Glenn Branca (1948-2018) and Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson (1981-2018)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 173 - May 14, 2018

This week, after a 1970 Elton John refrain: brand new Black Watch, Sloan, D.O.A., Ray Davies, and The Proletariat, plus Big Joe Turner, Patsy Cline, Peter Tosh, Phil Ochs, and Dave Brubeck