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The Big Takeover Show – Number 410 – November 28, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a 1979 Wire trill: brand new Lauds, Carina Messier, Alvvays, Black Nite Crash, Guest Directors, Beths, and Weyes Blood; plus Esquerita, Pete Townshend, Howlin’ Wolf, Creation, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Del Shannon, and Don Churchill & His Texas Mavericks; and R.I.P. Doctor Feelgood’s Wilko Johnson (1947-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 409 – November 21, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a 1990 Chills trill: brand new The Nils, Sloan, Startographers, Jack Skuller, I Was a King, Buzzcocks, and Brian Eno (with Darla Eno); plus Pretty Things, Barrett Strong, Neil Young, Culture, Hank Locklin, Astrud Gilberto, and David Bow Wow (The Hee Bee Gee Bees)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 408 – November 14, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a new Beths warble: brand new Primitives, Bird Streets, Dazy, Alvvays, Beths, Laughing Chimes, and The Damned; plus Marvin Gaye, Poppy Family, Kiki Dee, Melodians, Pee Wee King, Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, and Shirley Collins; and R.I.P. Public Image Ltd.’s Keith Levine (1957-2022), Hawkwind’s Nik Turner (1940-2022), and Low’s Mimi Parker (1967-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 407 – November 7, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!; Special “Happy Birthday Caroline” Edition]

This week’s show, after a 1968 Bee Gees weeper: brand new The House of Love, Wedding Present (with Amelia Fletcher), Sadies, Sansyou, Valery Trails, I Was a King, and Death Cab For Cutie; plus Arthur Alexander, Small Faces, Kitty Wells, Roscoe Holcomb, Beatles, Brinsley Scwartz, and The Goons

The Big Takeover Show – Number 406 – October 31, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a 1958 Chuck Willis/Jerry Lee Lewis melody: brand new Altin Gün, Party Battleship, Jack Skuller, Sloan, Robyn Hitchcock, Alvvays, and Beths; plus Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield, Tomorrow, The Choir, Buck Owens, Phil Ochs, and Groucho Marx; and R.I.P. Jerry Lee Lewis (1935-2022) and Dead Kennedys’ D.H. Peligro (1959-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 405 – October 24, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a 1982 Descendents refrain: brand new Beatles, Sloan, I Was a King, Wet Leg, Black Nite Crash, Robert Forster, and Sadies; plus Pete Ham, Little Willie John, Hank Snow, Fats Domino, Electric Light Orchestra, Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, and Blossom Dearie

The Big Takeover Show – Number 404 – October 17, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a 1989 House of Love warble: brand new The Nils, Astrid Williamson, Alvvays, Beths, Donovan’s Brain, Downstrokes, and Underbites; plus The Hollies, Ennio Morricone, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Jan & Dean, John Lennon, Willi Williams, and Al Hirt; and R.I.P. Loretta Lynn (1932-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 403 – October 10, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a brief 1979 Dickies revisit: brand new Weyes Blood, Ron Sexsmith, Damned, Black Watch, Daniel Wylie, I Was a King, and Reds, Pinks and Purples; plus The Beatles, Easybeats, John Phillips, “Little” Jimmy Dickens, Merseys, Derrick Morgan, and Banana Splits; and R.I.P. Loretta Lynn (1932-2022), and Controllers/Flesh Eaters/Leaving Trains/Legal Weapon etc. drummer Karla Maddog

The Big Takeover Show – Number 402 – October 3, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a brief 1978 Clash homage: brand new Alvvays, Beths, Wedding Present, Salim Nourallah, Fontaines D.C., Blue Herons, John Doe, and Martin Courtney; plus Shangri-Las, Joe Higgs, Cilla Black, Buckinghams, Smokey Robinson, Jimmie Rodgers, and Mel Blanc; and R.I.P. Anton Fier (1956-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 401 – September 25, 2022 [Half Usual/Half a Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show, after a 1965 Beatles outtake trill: brand new Alvvays, Sloan, Death Cab For Cutie, I Was a King, Jack Skuller, Bird Streets, Black Nite Crash, and The Underbites; plus Pretty Things, Dennis Brown, Bee Gees, Chuck Berry, Doug Dillard & Gene Clark, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, and Bert Jansch; and R.I.P. Ramsey Lewis (1935-2022) and Pharoah Sanders (1940-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 400 – September 19, 2022 [Special Lookback Show!]

This week’s show: a special “Show #400 Lookback”! with Swervedriver, Jet Black, Muffs, Idlewild, New Model Army, The Saints, Bevis Frond, Larry Williams, The Kinks, Prince Buster, George Jones, Mose Allison, Leonard Nimoy, Woody Guthrie, and more!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 399 – September 12, 2022

This week, after a short till of 1980 Wipers: brand new Suede, Buzzcocks, Sleepyhead, Sansyou, Maximo Park, Martin Courtney, and live Jimi Hendrix Experience, plus The Attack, Flying Burrito Brothers, Troggs, Billy Gentles, Leaves, Anne Briggs, and The Moody Blues.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 398 – September 5, 2022

This week, after a 1979 Damned snippet: brand new Black Watch, Cowsills, Robyn Hitchcock, Proper, Off!, Fancy Logs in History, and Beremy Jets, plus Rolling Stones, Patsy Cline, Count Five, Walker Brothers, Fats Domino, Ernie K. Doe, and Benny Spellman; and R.I.P. The Windbreakers’ Bobby Sutliff

The Big Takeover Show – Number 397 – August 29, 2022

This week, after Jim plays & sings 1996 Sloan: brand new Damned, Tony Molina, Black Nite Crash, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Valery Trails, Archers of Loaf, and Salim Nourallah, plus Shocking Blue, Esquerita, Nancy Sinatra, Lee Hazelwood, Johnny Fortune, The Family Dogg, and Maddox Brothers & Rose; plus a tribute to ’90s Halifax

The Big Takeover Show – Number 396 – August 22, 2022

This week, after Jim plays The Beths’ new single on piano: brand new Beths, Sloan, Death Cab For Cutie, Persian Leaps, A.M. Nice, American Darlings, and Graham Nash, plus Small Faces, Hank Williams (Sr.), David Bowie, Simon & Garfunkel, Prince Buster, Buffalo Springfield and Ogden Edsel

The Big Takeover Show – Number 395 – August 15, 2022

This week, after Caroline plays a Neutral Milk Hotel song on piano: brand new Alvvays, Newtown Neurotics, Reds, Pinks & Purples, Salim Nourallah, Buzzcocks, Sadies, and Grip Weeds, plus Los Shakers, Del Shannon, Beatles, George Morgan, Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks, Cat Stevens, and Pentangle; plus Toronto history tribute, and R.I.P Teenage Head’s Gord Lewis (1957-2022) and Motown legend Lamont Dozier (1941-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 394 – August 8, 2022

This week, after Jim plays another Sloan song on piano in August: brand new Black Watch, Suede, Successful Failures, Off!, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Northern Portrait, and Goon, plus Magic Sam, Montage, Webb Pierce, Jeff Beck, Poppy Family, Neil Young, and Pentangle; plus Vancouver history tribute, and R.I.P The Seekers’ Judith Durham (1943-2022) and The Poppy Family’s Susan Jacks (1948-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 393 – August 1, 2022

This week, after Jim plays Sloan on piano: brand new House of Love, Linda Lindas, Robyn Hitchcock, Interpol, Peel Dream Magazine, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Sadies, plus Joni Mitchell (with Brandi Carlile & friends), Ray Charles, Dave Clark Five, Johnny Burnett, Lefty Frizzell, Melodians, and Paul Revere & the Raiders; plus Portland, OR history tribute!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 392 – July 25, 2022

This week after a 2000 Death Cab ditty: brand new Archers of Loaf, Guided by Voices, Death Cab For Cutie, Cat SFX, Jeanines, Inflorescence, and Kramies, plus Bee Gees, Cilla Black, Roy Drusky & Pricilla Mitchell, Etta James, Big Youth, Sonics, and Jimi Hendrix Experience; and Seattle songs tribute!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 391 – July 18, 2022

This week: brand new Sloan, House of Love, Newtown Neurotics, Beths, Breathless, Fernweh, and Martin Courtney, plus The Kinks, Hank Snow, Byrds, Cryan Shames, Prince Buster, Peter & Gordon, and Asleep at the Wheel; and Elvis Presley songs tribute!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 390 – July 11, 2022

This week: brand new Alvvays, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Day Wave, Michael Head, Kids On a Crime Spree, Triptides, and Petrified Max, plus The Ikettes, P.P. Arnold, Hollies, Everly Brothers, Porter Wagoner, Paul Revere & the Raiders, and Shirelles

The Big Takeover Show – Number 389 – July 4, 2022

This week, after a little 1988 Steve Diggle/FOC: brand new Brian Jonestown Massacre, John Doe, Jeanines, Michael Head, Robin Guthrie, Interpol, and Don McGlashan, plus The La’s, Manfred Mann, Mary Wells, William Daniels, Nicky Thomas, Stonewall Jackson, and Henry Mancini; and R.I.P. Cathal Coughlan of Microdisney, Fatima Mansions, and Telefís (1960-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 388 – June 27, 2022

This week, after a small 2009 Sloan refrain: brand new Martin Courtney, Buzzcocks, Breathless, Tony Molina, Lisa Mychols , Deflecting Gray, and Flasher, plus David Bowie, Fats Domino, Paul McCartney, Buckinghams, Booker T & the MGs, Jackie Edwards, and Ray Price

The Big Takeover Show – Number 387 – June 20, 2022

This week, after snatch of 1978 Rutles: brand new Guided by Voices, Beths, John Doe, Finnogun’s Wake, Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Spoon, and Desario, plus Beatles, Otis Rush, Johnny & Jonie Mosby, Freddie Fender, Modern Lovers, Larry Marshall & the Shadows, and Sophia Loren; and R.I.P. Alan White (1949-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 386 – June 13, 2022

This week, after wee bit of 1970 John Entwistle/Who: brand new Martin Courtney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Petrified Max, Jeanines, Belle & Sebastian, Superchunk, and Don McGlashan, plus Kinks, Hank Thompson, Chocolate Watchband, Laurel Aitken, Cryan Shames, Brinsley Schwarz, and Phil Ochs; and R.I. P. Julee Cruise (1956-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 385 – June 6, 2022

This week, after a lil hit of 1980 Undertones: brand new Buzzcocks, Tony Molina, Say Sue Me, Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Dream Syndicate, Gulps, and Cathedral Ceilings, plus Sam Cooke, Delroy Wilson, Faron Young, Duane Eddy, Richard Thompson, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, and Louis Armstrong; and R.I. P. Ronnie Hawkins (1935-2022)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 384 – May 30, 2022

This week, after a slice of 1982 Zero Boys about guns: brand new Fontaines D.C., Belle & Sebastian, Shop Window, Dez Dare, Ex Norwegian, Graham Nash, and Harry Styles, plus Junior Murvin, Small Faces, Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Kongos, Simon & Garfunkel, and Tammy Wynette

The Big Takeover Show – Number 383 – May 23, 2022

This week, after a little bit of 1986 Lucy Show: brand new Tombstones in Their Eyes, Inflorescence, La Luz, Wilco, Don McGlashan, Wet Leg, and Lauds, plus Jan Howard, Bee Gees, Rutles, Graham Nash, Phil Phillips, Billy Strange, and Joe Lewis (Rupie Edwards)

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.