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The Big Takeover Show – Number 490 – June 10, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1994 Lush lulling: brand new Jesus Lizard, Black Watch, Idaho, Steve Wynn, Alejandro Escovedo, GospelbeacH, and Matt Hunter & the Dusty Fates, plus Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Ringo Starr, John Renbourn, Augustus Pablo, Count Five, Chuck Berry, and Connie Smith; and a tribute set to Miki Berenyi and friends!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 489 – June 3, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1984 Damned ditty: brand new Blushing, New Model Army, Real Estate, J. Robbins, Neutrals, Jon Snodgrass, and Aluminum, plus Tomorrow, Koko Taylor, Reg King and The Action, Jimmie Rodgers, Turtles, Jacob Miller, and Fairport Convention; and a tribute set to Captain Sensible!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 488 – May 27, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1980 Buzzcocks bastardization: brand new Chameleons, Rifles, Redd Kross, Folk Implosion, Maxïmo Park, Bevis Frond, and Antenna (AUS), plus Howlin’ Wolf, Loretta Lynn, Louis Armstrong, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Rodriguez, Alice Coltrane, and The Cimarons

The Big Takeover Show – Number 487 – May 20, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1986 XTC ecstasy: brand new Nada Surf, Royal Headache, Jake Bugg, +/- (Plus/Minus), Blab School, Guided By Voices, and Decemberists, plus General Echo, Buddy Holly, Joe Dassen, Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, The Beatles, and Red Foley & Betty Foley

The Big Takeover Show – Number 486 – May 13, 2024

This week’s show, after a 2002 Decemberists ditty: brand new John Cale, Rain Parade, Miki Berenyi Trio, New Model Army, Blushing, Greg Hoy & the Boys, and Matt Hunter & the Dusty Fates, plus Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pretty Things, Bob Gibson, Left Banke, Charley Pride, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Glenn Miller Orchestra; and R.I.P. The MC5’s Dennis Thompson (1948-2024), Big Black’s Steve Albini (1962-2024), The Dicks ‘ Gary Floyd (1952-2024), and Backstage Pass’s Joanna “Spock” Dean (1952-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 485 – May 6, 2024

This week’s show, after a ELO elegy: brand new Redd Kross, Michael Head, Torrey, Kelley Stoltz La Luz, Idaho, and Decemberists, plus Rolling Stones, Lloyd Price, Todd Rundgren, Kinks, Neil Young, Delroy Wilson, and Bonnie Guitar; and R.I.P. Duane Eddy (1938-2024), Electric Light Orchestra’ keyboardist Richard Tandy (1948-2024), and Pale Saints’ guitarist Graeme Naysmith (1967-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 484 – April 29, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1970 Kinks karol: brand new The Rifles, Snuff, Blushing, Pernice Brothers, Black Watch, Matt Hunter & the Dusty Fates, and Party Battleship, plus The Zombies, Slickers, Gene Clark, Love Affair, Otis Redding, Hank Thompson, and Shirley Collins & Davy Graham; and R.I.P. Pale Saints’ guitarist Graeme Naysmith (1967-2024) and Moody Blues’ keyboardist Mike Pinder (1941-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 483 – April 22, 2024

This week’s show, after Jim sings a 1996 Sloan slab: brand new Fontaines D.C., J. Robbins, Belle & Sebastian, TV Smith, Real Estate, F.O.D., and Armoires, plus Johnny Burnette, Buck Owens, Gandalf, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Scientist, Lewis Pruitt, and Louis Armstrong

The Big Takeover Show – Number 482 – April 15, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1966 Bee Gees belt: brand new Guided By Voices, Blushing, Pernice Brothers, Black Watch, Libertines (U.K.), Carina Messier, and Ride, plus Nina Simone, Chuck Berry, Dolly Parton, Guess Who, Nancy Sinatra, Jacob Miller, and Stan Ridgeway; and R.I.P. Clarence “Frogman” Henry (1937-2024) and Personality Crisis/SNFU/D.O.A./Subhumans drummer Jon Card (1960-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 481 – April 8, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1977 Costello croon: brand new Rifles, T.S.O.L, Idaho, La Luz, Beachwood Sparks, Special Pillow, and The Half Cubes, plus Manfred Mann, Big Maybelle, Sharon Tandy (with Fleur De Lys), Mike Nesmith & the 1st National Band, John Lennon, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Carole King & James Taylor; and R.I.P. John Sinclair (1941-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 480 – April 1, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1967 Who haze: brand new Maxïmo Park, Eyelids, Zachary Cale, Snuff, Dez Dare, John Cale, and New Model Army, plus Little Bob & the Lollipops, Glen Brown & King Tubby, Dick Dale, Dynamics, Jan & Dean, Bill Anderson, and Harry James Orchestra/Helen Forrest

The Big Takeover Show – Number 479 – March 25, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1995 GBV gutting: brand new Decemberists, Jesus & Mary Chain, Finnogun’s Wake, Lemon Twigs, Blushing, Nick Kizirnis, and Otherworldly Things, plus B.B. King, Tomorrow, Max Romeo, Junior Wells, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Jimmie Rodgers

The Big Takeover Show – Number 478 – March 18, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1965 Simon & Garfunkel sop: brand new Ride, Real Estate, Church, New Model Army, Magnet School, Chesterfield Kings, and Pernice Brothers, plus Nappy Brown, Cookie Jackson, Shadows of Knight, Lloyd Robinson, Beatles, Peter & Gordon, and “Theodore Roosevelt vs. Winston Churchill”

The Big Takeover Show – Number 477 – March 11, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1964 Zombies zip: brand new Snuff, La Luz, Cloud Nothings, Buffalo Tom, Magnet School, Carla Olson, and Keith Richards, plus Catherine Wheel, Ray Charles, Kinks, Barbara Dane, Gladiators, Beatles, and Johnny Cash; and R.I.P. Steve Lawrence (1935-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 476 – March 4, 2024

This week’s show, after Jack (with Jim) raves Ray Charles: brand new T.S.O.L, Arab Strap, Pernice Brothers (with Neko Case), Michael Head, Torrey, Jane Weaver, and Neil Young, plus LaVern Baker, Nico, Steve Goodman, Jean Richie, Alton Ellis, Bee Gees, and Phil Ochs

The Big Takeover Show – Number 475 – February 26, 2024

This week’s show, after Jack’s son Jim sings and plays a 1964 Beatles beaut: brand new New Model Army, J. Robbins, Real Estate, Kelley Stoltz, Jesus & Mary Chain, Joel Stoker, and Savak, plus Byrds, Specials, Moody Blues, Flying Burrito Brothers, Harry Nilsson, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and Thelonious Monk

The Big Takeover Show – Number 474 – February 19, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1964 Beatles blast: brand new Ride, GospelbeacH, Bevis Frond, Mammoth Penguins, Ducks Ltd., DIIV, and Pete Astor, plus Hollies, Every Brothers, Culture (with Roots Radics Band), Claude Gray, Wilson Pickett, Nervous Norvus, and Marianne Faithful; and R.I.P. Flat Duo Jets’ Dex Romweber (1966-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 473 – February 12, 2024

This week’s show, after a 2003 Justin Sullivan soliloquy: brand new Decemberists, New Model Army, T.S.O.L, Bolts of Melody, Lemon Twigs, The Smile, and Corb Lund, plus Bobby Parker, The Action, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Webb Pierce, Johnny Rivers, and Montage; and R.I.P. Mojo Nixon (1957-2024), Can’s Damon Suzuki (1950-2024), and Sun Records/Jerry Lee Lewis drummer Jimmy Van Eaton (1937-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 472 – February 5, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1968 MC5 maul: brand new Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Joel Stoker, Camera Obscura, Ratboys, Jane Weaver, Magnet School, and Torrey, plus Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, Ted Taylor, Roland Alphonso & His Upsetters, Emitt Rhodes, Tammy Wynette, Donovan, and The Sacred Cows(!); and R.I.P. MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer (1948-2024), and Brian Wilson’s wife Melinda Ledbetter Wilson, (1946-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 471 – January 29, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1967 Who hot-shot: one last guest DJ “tribute to 1980” set by Jim Santo, (pt. 5 of 5) + brand new New Model Army, GospelbeacH, Superchunk, Real Estate, Paul Collins, Soft Science, and Penny Arcade (James Hoare), plus The Isley Brothers, Junior Byles & Rupert Reid, Neil Young, Hoyt Axton, Don Gibson, Chocolate Watchband, and Pete Townshend himself; and R.I.P. Shangri-Las lead singer Mary Weiss (1948-2024), Melanie (1947-2024), and Bill Hayes (1925-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 470 – January 22, 2024

This week’s show, after a 1965 Shangri-La’s (Barry & Greenwich) site: a guest DJ “tribute to 1980” set by Jim Santo, (pt. 4) + brand new Pernice Brothers, Pete Astor, J. Robbins, Emma Anderson, J Mascis, Jesus & Mary Chain, and Laetitia Sadier, plus Rolling Stones, Roy Brown & His Mighty Mighty Men, Francesco De Masi, Cherry Smash, The Specials, Hank Locklin, and Etta James; and R.I.P. Shangri-Las lead singer Mary Weiss (1948-2024) and Old Grey Whistle Test presenter/BBC DJ Annie Nightingale (1940-2024)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 469 – January 15, 2024

This week’s show, after a 2005 Nada Surf knell: a guest DJ “tribute to 1980” set by Jim Santo, (pt. 3) + brand new The Bevis Frond, Ride, Sleater-Kinney, Salt Collective (With Matthew Sweet), Graham Parker, Torrey, and Lemonheads, plus Gary (U.S.) Bonds, Merry Go-Round, Horace Andy, Deviants, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Jimmy Gresham & the Gibson Kings, and Faron Young

The Big Takeover Show – Number 468– January 8, 2024 - Happy New Year! Rabid’s Annual Roundup “Best of 2023 Countdown Show,” Part TWO of Two; the Exciting Conclusion!

Happy New Year! This week’s show, after a 1982 Damned declaration: It’s Rabid’s Annual Roundup “Best of 2023 Countdown Show,” Part TWO of Two; the Exciting Conclusion!—featuring one song each from his picks for 2023’s 50 best albums, 10 best standalone singles/EPs, and 10 best retrospective releases. This week, counting down 2023’s best albums 25-1, and singles/EPs and retrospective LPs 5-1! 36 killer 2023 songs in all! Don’t miss it!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 467– January 1, 2024 - Happy New Year! It's Rabid’s Annual Roundup “Best of 2023 Countdown Show,” Part One of Two!

Happy New Year! This week’s show, after the standard Robert Burns 1788 refrain: It’s Rabid’s Annual Roundup “Best of 2023 Countdown Show,” Part One of Two!—featuring one song each from his picks for 2023’s 50 best albums, 10 best standalone singles/EPs, and 10 best retrospective releases. This week, 2023’s best albums 50-26, and singles/EPs and retrospective LPs 10-6! 35 killer 2023 songs in all!—then Slade to sing “Happy New Year” to us all! (Can’t beat that.)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 466 – December 25, 2023 - Happy X-Mas Show!

This week’s show, after some 1953 Satchmo sass: a guest DJ “tribute to 1980” set by Jim Santo + brand new Libertines (U.K.), Joel Stoker Dennis Davison, Black Swan Lane, Mountain Goats, Crime & the City Solution, and NORMANS, plus The Orioles, Monkees, Fats Domino, Sheb Wooley, Ethiopians, Benny Lee & The Ken-Tones, and Putney Dandridge

The Big Takeover Show – Number 465 – December 18, 2023

This week’s show, after some jaunty 1935 Johnny Mercer: a guest DJ “tribute to 1980” set by Jim Santo, brand new J. Robbins, Sleater-Kinney, J Mascis, Armoires, Neil Young, Alvvays, and Skymender, plus Shirley Ellis, Moody Blues, Mojo Men, Ray Charles, Ray Price, Frankie Carle/Marjorie Hills, and Doris Day; and R.I.P. Moody Blues/Wings’ Denny Laine (1944-2023) and Killing Joke’s Geordie Walker (1958-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 464 – December 11, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1955 Louis Armstrong carol: brand new Joel Stoker, Grandaddy, Soft Science, Junipers, Slowdive, BV’s, and Tobin Sprout, plus Bobby Womack, Willie Nelson, Leroy Smart, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Dion & the Belmonts, and Danny Kaye/Nat King Cole/Peggy Lee; and R.I.P. Denny Laine (1944-2023), Norman Lear (1922-2023), and Ryan O’Neal (1941-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 463 – December 4, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1981 Replacements recitation: brand new Real Estate, Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Finnogun’s Wake, Jesus & Mary Chain, Black Swan Lane, Clientele, and Smug Brothers, plus Temptations, Pretty Things, Culture, Beach Boys, Kitty Wells, Banana Splits, and Danny Kaye/Andrews Sisters; and R.I.P. Killing Joke’s Geordie Walker (1958-2023), Nipple Erectors/Nips/Pogues’ Shane MacGowan (1957-2023), Dictators/Del Lords’ Scott “Top Ten” Kempner (1954-2023), and Marty Krofft (1937-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 462 – November 27, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1959 Little Willie John lilt: brand new The Bevis Frond, Plush Machine, Small Square, The Smile, Seablite, Anderson Council, and Tulipomania, plus The Coasters (The Robins), Rulers, Webb Pierce, Joe Simon, Martin Carthy, Blind Willie Johnson, and “Classy” Fred Blassie

The Big Takeover Show – Number 461 – November 20, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1959 Fats Domino feast: brand new Lemonheads, Voxtrot, Chatham Rise, Juliana Hatfield, Guided By Voices, Loose Wing, and Black Nite Crash, plus The Bee Gees, Moody Blues, Tom T Hall, Maxine Brown, Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels (with Emmylou Harris), Dinah Washington, and Tom Lehrer

The Big Takeover Show – Number 460 – November 13, 2023

This week’s show, after a two teens and a dad bellow the Beatles: brand new Dennis Davison, Scream, New Pornographers (with Aimee Mann), Golden Apples, Sleater-Kinney, Rose Gerber, and Colored Lights, plus The Zombies, Beach Boys, Faron Young, Badfinger, Davy Graham, Jimmy Cliff, and Johnny Cash (and June Carter)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 459 – November 6, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1967 Hollies hearken: brand new The Beatles, New Model Army, Madness, Cloud Nothings, Semisonic, Guest Directors, and Green Palm Radiation, plus John Lennon, 13th Floor Elevators, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Snow, David Bowie, The Electric Banana (Pretty Things), and Elmer Bernstein & Orchestra

The Big Takeover Show – Number 458 – October 30, 2023--Happy Halloween!

This week’s show, after a prescient 1993 Bad Religion beckon: brand new Emma Anderson, Dennis Davison, Grandaddy, Plush Machine, Furious Seasons, Craig Wedren, and Colored Lights, plus John Lennon, Nancy Sinatra, Barbara Lynn, Nico, Cat Stevens, Bee Gees, and Patsy Cline; and R.I.P. The Lewd singer J. Satz Beret, and actor Richard Roundtree (1942-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 457 – October 23, 2023

This week’s show, after a 2001 Pernice Brothers pass: brand new Juliana Hatfield, Soft Science, Blur, Corb Lund, Seablite, Dot Dash, and Miniaturized, plus The Raspberries, James Brown, Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps, Jefferson Airplane, Charlie Pride, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and Bugs Bunny & Friends sing The Beatles; and R.I.P. Dwight Twilley (1951-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 456 – October 16, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1981 Damned denouement: brand new Scream, Golden Apples, Slowdive, Lovejoy, Guided By Voices, The Feelies, and Guitarmy of One, plus The Beatles, Sonny Boy Williamson, Hollies, I-Roy, Falcons/Wilson Pickett, Buckinghams, and Lead Belly

The Big Takeover Show – Number 455 – October 9, 2023

This week’s show, after some 1965 McCartney madness: Hurry, Linda Lindas, Damned, Plush Machine, Methadones, Julies, and Cliff and Ivy (with Jim Babjak), plus Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels with Emmylou Harris, Small Faces, Gregory Isaacs, Merry-Go-Round, Tim Hardin, Lee Williams & the Cymbals, and Electric Prunes; and R.I.P. The Effigies’ John Kezdy, 1959-2023, age 64

The Big Takeover Show – Number 454 – October 2, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1979 Joe Jackson jam: Madness, Subways, Dandy Warhols, Emma Anderson, Clientele, Fawns of Love (with Robin Guthrie), and The Cyrkle, plus Jimi Hendrix Experience, Hollies, Lee Hazelwood, Aretha Franklin, Flying Burrito Brothers, Tremeloes, and Jewels

The Big Takeover Show – Number 453 – September 25, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1970 Neil Young yodel: brand new Voxtrot, Colored Lights, Plush Machine, Feeders, Treasures of Mexico, Teenage Fanclub, Juliana Hatfield, and Dead Leaf Echo, plus Status Quo, Moby Grape, Baba Brooks, Alvin Crash & the Crawlers, Jimmie Rodgers, Poco, and Lalo Schifrin / Valve Studio Orchestra; and R.I.P. Shilough Hopwood of Honeychurch

The Big Takeover Show – Number 452 – September 18, 2023

This week’s show, after Jim trills some 1979 Undertones: brand new The Damned, Len Price 3, Turnsole, Persian Leaps, Wilco, Drop Nineteens, and Downstrokes, plus George Harrison, Lee Dorsey, Chuck Jackson, Hank Williams, Big Youth, Dick Dale, and Donovan

The Big Takeover Show – Number 451 – September 11, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1979 Damned dirge: brand new New Model Army & Sinfonia Zeipzig, Plush Machine, Dewey Defeats Truman, Laughing Chimes, Feelies, Joy Formidable, and Bobby Sutliff, plus Buddy Holly, Ides of March, Kinks, Buck Owens, Joe Higgs, Grodes, and Fanny; and R.I.P. Goya Dress/Cinerama/Wedding Present drummer Simon Pearson (1969-2023), Died. Pretty singer Ron S. Peno (1955-2023), and Effigies singer John Kezdy (1959-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 450 – September 4, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1981 Effigies eulogy: brand new The Damned, Film School, Slowdive, Guest Directors, Soft Science, Salim Nourallah (with Marty Willson-Piper), and Baseball Project, plus Buckinghams, Shadows of Knight, Nancy Sinatra, Hugh Malcolm, Tammy Wynette, Peter & Gordon, and unreleased Replacements; and R.I.P. Effigies singer John Kezdy (1959-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 449 – August 28, 2023

This week’s show, after a 2022 Alvvays aria: brand new Hurry, Blur, Kristin Hersh, Death Cab For Cutie, Billy Bragg, Anton Barbeau, and Teenage Fanclub, plus Erma Franklin, Small Faces, Carl Smith, Derrick Morgan, Thunderclap Newman, MC5, and The Treniers

The Big Takeover Show – Number 448 – August 21, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1968 John Lennon lullaby: brand new Baseball Project, Feeders, Ash, Joy Formidable, Bluebells, Grian Chatten, and The Damned, plus Marvin Gaye, Blues Magoos, Roy Drusky, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Youngbloods, Lee “Scratch” Perry”, and Nina Simone; and R.I.P. The Band’s Robbie Robertson (1943-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 447 – August 14, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1978 Saints salute: brand new New Model Army & Sinfonia Zeipzig, Cleaners From Venus, Slowdive, Guided By Voices, Turnsole, Hurry, and Pia Fraus, plus Pretty Things, Alton Ellis, Standells, Wailers (Tacoma), Ferlin Husky, Ventures, and Noel Coward

The Big Takeover Show – Number 446 – August 7, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1982 Rank & File rave: brand new Soft Science, Linda Lindas, Ash, Wilco, Baseball Project, Clientele, and Skull Practitioners, plus Dobie Gray, John Cale, Chantays, Johnny Wright (With Kitty Wells), Termites, Mamas & the Papas, and Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

The Big Takeover Show – Number 445 – July 31, 2023

This week’s show, after a 1981 D.O.A. drill-down: brand new Slowdive, Hold Steady, Art Bergmann, Evening Sons, Cut Worms, Colored Lights, and Face to Face, plus The Seeds, Don Gibson, (Syd Barrett’s) Pink Floyd, Dave Berry, Carlton & the Shoes, The Pharaohs, and The Bee Gees covering The Beatles

The Big Takeover Show – Number 444 – July 24, 2023

This week’s show, after a small 1967 Dave Davies/Kinks warble: brand new Damned, Tubs, Tombstones in Their Eyes, Nyte Skye, Natvral, Star Collector, and Bedroom Eyes, plus Knickerbockers, Charley Pride, Gaylads, Wimple Winch, Fanny, Marty Robbins, and Pretty Things; and R.I.P. Tony Bennett (1926-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 443 – July 17, 2023

This week’s show, after a brief 1956 Chuck Berry refrain: brand new Soft Science, Rain Parade, Handsome Family, Silversun Pickups, Art Bergmann, John P. Strohm, and Cut Worms, plus Sanford Clark, Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Nina Simone, Little Richard, Dave Bartholomew, The Beatles, and Max Romeo

The Big Takeover Show – Number 442 – July 10, 2023

This week’s show, after a brief 1947 Roy Brown trill: brand new Teenage Fanclub, Lost Tapes, Baseball Project, Deadlights, Grian Chatten, Kristin Hersh, and The New Distractions, plus Manfred Mann, Freddie McKay, George Jones, David Bowie, Larry Williams, The Beatles, and Tom Jones & Jools Holland; and R.I.P. The Nerves’ Jack Lee (1952-2023), and The Groundhogs’ Tony McPhee, (1944-2023)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 441 – July 3, 2023

This week’s show, after a brief 1967 Love story: brand new Lovejoy, Marty Stuart, Successful Failures, Shana Cleveland, Guitarmy of One, Guided By Voices, and Willie Nelson, plus Paul McCartney, Dennis Brown, Jan & Dean, Françoise Hardy, Moody Blues, Bert Jansch, and Buck Owens; and R.I.P. Astrud Gilberto (1940-2023)