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This week's "Big Takeover on Breakthru Radio" show: new Jigsaw Scene (premier), Paul Collins, Allah-La's, and Sloan, old Mary Wells, etc.!

12 August 2014

Once again, for those who greatly enjoy our Big Takeover Magazine print issues and this site (I hope that means you!), you might enjoy my weekly radio show too (new show every Monday), as I play a ton of stuff that is covered in our pages and here as well, both old and new:

This week’s show Tafter a short 1992 Mega City Four remembrance: Omi Palone, The Muffs (new), Sloan (new), The Reducers, Mary Wells, Jigsaw Scene (premier), Paul Collins (new), Alvvays, Beverly, Allah-Las (new), Penetration, The Specials, Madness, The Ruts, Flower (live Rabid Session), The KVB, Clustersun, Savage Republic (new), and The Sensible Grey Cells. Heck, why not listen? It’s fun!

Indeed, this week’s show includes brand spanking new tracks from new albums by the always dependable rock and roll legends Sloan and The Muffs, power-pop pioneer Paul Collins, and L.A. ’60s fetishes Allah-La’s, plus a special world premier of a new song from a forthcoming album by L.A. psych-popsters Jigsaw Scene, and a really exciting set devoted entirely to the feral, fertile British post-punk/ska revival era of 1979-1980. And a corker of an opener from Brooklyn’s under the radar greats Omi Palone!

And for unusual older songs for you as ever to shake things up, check out Mary Wells. Because, as I have said for decades, and repeat on the show itself, she was SO SO SO much more than just “My Guy.” Why that’s the only song of hers you hear on the radio, I’ll never know. Radio is such a chokehold of songs you’ve already heard too many times, even the very good ones. Except out show, naturally!

Also, as I remind in this space every week (‘cause I think it’s important to reiterate), iif you want to hear any of my previous shows, you can go to my page on the site, and all 318 previous shows (and our several “Rabid Sessions show” can be heard at your leisure there as well!) Many hours of fine music, since we never repeat the same song twice!

Enjoy, ladies and gents! And aliens! And animals! and Plants! Ha ha.