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The Big Takeover Show - Number 243 - September 16, 2019

This week, after a 1967 Paul Revere & the Raiders remembrance: brand new Bob Mould, Pernice Brothers, Shambolics, Belle & Sebastian, and New Model Army, plus The Kinks, Perk Badger, Graham Nash, Techniques, Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The Big Takeover Show - Number 242 - September 9, 2019

This week, after a 1994 Ride flavor: brand new Pernice Brothers, New Model Army, Chrissie Hynde, Ride, and Neil Young, plus Lovin’ Spoonful, John Barry Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Jim Reeves, Etta James, and Antonio Carlos Jobim

The Big Takeover Show - Number 241 - September 2, 2019

This week, after a 1990 Bad Religion snippet: brand new New Model Army, Muffs, New Pornographers, Wedding Present, GospelbeacH, and Guided by Voices, plus The Kinks, Carl Perkins, The Dovers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Barbara Lynn, and Marty Robbins

The Big Takeover Show - Number 240 - August 26, 2019

This week, after a 1983 Social Distortion refrain: brand new Ride, Joy Formidable, Versus, Death Cab For Cutie, Amanda Palmer, and DIIV, plus Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Moody Blues, Everly Brothers, Fourmyula, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and Hank Williams Sr.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 239 - August 19, 2019

This week, after a snatch of 1979 The Last: brand new Ride, GospelbeacH, Vivian Girls, Deniz Tek & the Godoys, Donovan’s Brain, and Allah Las, plus Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Buffalo Springfield, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Beatles, Sonny Boy Williamson (II), and Country Joe McDonald

The Big Takeover Show - Number 238 - August 12, 2019

This week, after a mini 1951 Sonny Boy Williamson remembrance: brand new New Pornographers, Peter Holsapple, Quivers, Fontaines D.C., Tony Molina, and Overly Polite Tornados, plus Little Richard, Love, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Spade Cooley & His Orchestra, and The Byrds; and R.I.P. Nicky Wonder of The Wondermints and Brian Wilson Band (1960-2019) and Silver Jews’ David Berman (1967-2019)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 237 - August 5, 2019

This week, after a lil’ 1968 Bee Gees trill: brand new New Model Army, Longwave, DIIV, Wedding Present, Death Cab For Cutie, and Allah Las, plus Rod Argent & Chris White, Bert Jansch, Beatles, Cheech & Chong, Eddy Arnold, and Arthur Alexander; and R.I.P. The Celibate Rifles singer Damian Lovelock, 1954-2019 and Art Neville, 1937-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 236 - July 29, 2019

This week, after a 1991 Billy Bragg refrain: brand new Vivian Girls, Versus, Steve Gunn, Slowness, Tony Molina, and David Kilgour, plus Electric Light Orchestra, Allen Toussaint, Chris Montez, Jan & Dean, Larry Williams, and Tex Williams

The Big Takeover Show - Number 235 - July 22, 2019

This week, after a bitta 1967 Byrds: brand new Ride, Redd Kross, Wilco, Frankie Cosmos, CamelPhat & Jake Bugg, and Sleater-Kinney, plus The Beatles, Ray Price, Lord Tanamo, David Bowie, Isley Brothers, and Tim Buckley

The Big Takeover Show - Number 234 - July 15, 2019

This week, after a small slice of 1967 Buckinghams: brand new Ride, Sebadoh, Quivers, Doug Tuttle, Black Watch, and Silver Bars, plus Fats Domino, Wilson Pickett, Cannonball Adderley, Dionne Warwick, The Zombies, and Montie Montana Jr. & His Wranglers

The Big Takeover Show - Number 233 - July 8, 2019

This week, after Jim warbles a little 1980 The Jam: brand new Versus, Belle & Sebastian, Duncan Lloyd, The Minus 5, Bad Religion, and Toots & the Maytals, plus James Brown, Roy Wood, Tex Ritter & His Texans, The Action, Johnny Cash, and Flash and the Pan; and R.I.P. João Gilberto, 1931-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 232 - July 1, 2019

This week, after a little 1957 Everly Brothers: brand new Sleater-Kinney, Lisa Mychols, Black Watch, Aldous Harding. Peter Perrett, and Willie Nelson, plus Smiley Lewis, The Paragons and U-Roy, Big Bill Broonzy, The Equals, Elton John, Bobby Goldsboro, and Grover from Sesame Street; and R.I.P. Dave Bartholomew 1918-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 231 - June 24, 2019

This week, after a small slice of 1984 Grant Hart/Hüsker Dü: brand new Emily Fairlight, Slowness, Fontaines D.C., Doug Tuttle, Peel Dream Magazine, and Bad Religion, plus Jerry Lee Lewis, George Harrison, Moody Blues, Temptations, Anne Briggs, Dilinger, and Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra

The Big Takeover Show - Number 230 - June17, 2019

This week, after a bitta 1935 Ella Fitzgerald meets The Mills Brothers: brand new Jeanines, Black Watch, Flower, Interpol, Peter Perrett, Jesse Malin (with Lucinda Williams), and Sebadoh, plus Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps, The Beatles, Dave Bartholomew, Blind Willie McTell, and Colin Blunstone

The Big Takeover Show - Number 229 - June 10, 2019

This week, after a snatch of 1966 Rolling Stones: brand new Slowness, Doug Tuttle, Bad Religion, Successful Failures, Ocean Blue, Willie Nelson, and Altin Gün, plus Esquerita, The Beatles, The Doors, The Cyrkle, and Louis Jordan; and R.I.P. Roky Erickson, 1947-2019, and Dr. John, 1941-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 228 - June 3, 2019

This week, after a small refrain of 1950 Ed McCurdy: brand new Flower, Dream Syndicate, Mythological Horses, Proper Ornaments, Tacocat, Danny & the Doorknobs, and Bob Mould, plus The Who, Tommy Quickly, Tom Paxton, Keith Hudson, The Poppy Family, and Jerry Lee Lewis; and R.I.P. Roky Erickson, 1947-2019, and Leon Redbone, 1949-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 227 - May 27, 2019

This week, after little Jim sings some 1981 Undertones: brand new Jane Weaver, Sebadoh, Shana Cleveland, Bad Religion, Specials, The K’s, and The Illicits, plus Ray Charles, Fourmyula, The Shadows, Pee Wee King, Yvonne Fair & James Brown Band, and Vashti Bunyon

The Big Takeover Show - Number 226 - May 20, 2019

This week, after a slice of 1956 Little Jimmy Dickens: brand new Successful Failures, Idlewild, Versus Robert Forster, Weyes Blood, Tacocat, and Joe Jackson, plus The Bee Gees, Andrew Gold, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Son House, Lulu, and Chuck Berry; and R.I.P. Doris Day, 1922-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 225 - May 13, 2019

This week, after a thread of 1964 The Seekers: brand new Ride, Bad Religion, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Slowness, Danny & the Doorknobs, and Willie Nelson, plus The Creation, Sandy Denny, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Peppermint Rainbow, Slim Smith & the Uniques, and Paul McCartney

The Big Takeover Show - Number 224 - May 6, 2019

This week, after a snippet of 1961 Arthur Alexander: brand new Fontaines D.C., Tacocat, Sleeper, Swervedriver, Proper Ornaments, and Guided by Voices, plus Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Ventures, Emitt Rhodes, Skip James, The Beatles, and Carl Perkins

The Big Takeover Show - Number 223 - April 29, 2019

This week, after a refrain of 1958 Chuck Willis: brand new The Black Watch, Specials, New Age Healers, Mythological Horses, Jet Black, and Bob Mould, plus Syd Barrett, Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie, Hollies, Buck Owens, Shirley Ellis, and (Rockin Roberts’) Wailers

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