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RETRO LIGHTNING PLAYLIST – 1980
Show #876 (aired on 08-07-2010)

1980…not a very exciting year musically for me, but there were some shining moments. I’ve tried to include a few of those on today’s program. Thanks for listening!

– Fred

ARTIST / TITLE
The Kings / This Beat Goes On–>Switching to Glide
Grateful Dead / Althea
Fleetwood Mac / Sara
Queen / Play the Game
Jackson Browne / Boulevard
Squeeze / Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)
Ali Thomson / Take a Little Rhythm
Talking Heads / Once in a Lifetime
Ambrosia / You’re the Only Woman
Christopher Cross / Ride Like the Wind
The Vapors / Turning Japanese
The Tourists / All Life’s Tragedies
Red Rider (f/Tom Cochrane) / White Hot
Heart / Even It Up
Harry Chapin / Sequel
Rush / The Spirit of Radio
Pretenders / Kid
MOVIE – Olivia Newton-John / Xanadu (“Xanadu”)
MOVIE – Kenny Loggins / I’m Alright (“Caddyshack”)
Van Morrison / Spirit
Bruce Springsteen / Cadillac Ranch
Steely Dan / Hey Nineteen
Scorpions / The Zoo
The Rolling Stones / Emotional Rescue
LOCAL – Thunder / Easy Street
LOCAL – Alabama / Tennessee River
LOCAL – Rodney Crowell / Stars on the Water
Benny Mardones / Into the Night
The English Beat / Tears of a Clown
Yes / Does It Really Happen?
Pete Townshend / Let My Love Open the Door
The Rossington-Collins Band / Don’t Misunderstand Me
Dire Straits / Tunnel of Love
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band / Against the Wind
THEN – Devo / Whip It
NOW – Devo / Fresh (released 6/15/10)
Loverboy / Turn Me Loose
Bruce Cockburn / Fascist Architecture
The Kinks / Celluloid Heroes (live)
BEATLE – John Lennon & Yoko Ono / I’m Losing You

  • NEXT SATURDAY…..1989

Free track from Band of Horses

Day 10 – Burger’s Up: Mary’s Notes

Our intention this day was to visit another of Nashville’s traditional burger dives, but the hours listed on the web were wrong and we needed something that was open already at 10:30. So we drove from the Nolensville Road area to Melrose and our second choice wasn’t open yet, either. Went four streets over and Burger Up, the new venture from the owner of the Frothy Monkey, was unlocked and ready for business, or at least it was ready to serve a margarita. Here’s how it went:

Juiciness – 6. Most of the 1/2 teaspoon or so of drippage was in the form of grease more than juice.

Flavor – 10. There it is, finally, a 10 from me. Local, grass-fed beef flavor wins out. Burger Up’s basic cheeseburger adds caché name-brands Jack Daniels for ketchup, Cabot’s for cheese and über-hip (for Tennessee foodies, anyway) Benton’s bacon; I’m pretty sure the burger would have tasted just fine without them.

Attractiveness – 7. It was a lovely burger. It was ordered medium rare and appeared to have the texture of a medium-rare but the meat was suspiciously grey, not pink.

Atmosphere – 9. Very 12 South; matted steel with some vintage wood thrown in and public-house style seating.

Digestivity – 5. Getting some pangs. I’m not sure if it was from the beef, grease from the bacon or the French fries, which, by the way, were seasoned with truffle shavings. Major points on the foodie scale, for both of the latter.

Overall experience – 8. In spite of finally finding a burger with flavor that beat out Dalt’s (which will make all of my hipster friends very happy with me) the overall experience was brought down by two things: the above-mentioned pangs and the less-than-stellar margarita.  Burger Up’s margarita seemed to venture too much into screw-driver territory. The $11 price tag on the burger can be justified by the gourmet burger craze, the $10 inferior cocktail, not so much.

afternote: this review was written in June but circumstances prevented posting it. On a return trip the burger was just as good, and no pangs.

RETRO LIGHTNING PLAYLIST – 1973
Show #875 (aired on 07-31-2010)

1973. I call it “The Year of the Classic Album”. Enjoy!…

– Fred

ARTIST / TITLE
Ozark Mountain Daredevils / If You Wanna Get to Heaven
Led Zeppelin / Dancing Days
Loggins & Messina / Long Tail Cat
Elton John / Bennie and the Jets
Carole King / Believe in Humanity
The Four Tops / Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)
The Raspberries / Tonight
10cc / Rubber Bullets
The Allman Brothers Band / Southbound
Steely Dan / Bodhisattva
Chicago / Feelin’ Stronger Every Day
The James Gang / Must Be Love
The Strawbs / Part of the Union
Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, pt.2)
Electric Light Orchestra / Showdown
TV THEME – “My Three Sons”
Billy Joel / Stop in Nevada
The Pointer Sisters / Yes We Can Can (LP cut)
Mott the Hoople / Honaloochie Boogie
Tower of Power / Soul Vaccination
MOVIE – Mike Oldfield / Tubular Bells (pt.1 – edit)
MOVIE – Wings / Live and Let Die
ZZ Top / Move Me On Down the Line
Jackson Browne / Redneck Friend
The Marshall Tucker Band / Can’t You See
Stories / Mammy Blue
Pink Floyd / Speak to Me–>Breathe
LOCAL – Andy Fairweather Low / Spider Jivin’
LOCAL – John Prine / Dear Abby (live)
LOCAL – Charlie Rich / Behind Closed Doors
LOCAL – Bernie Leadon (w/Eagles) / Bitter Creek
Procol Harum / Bringing Home the Bacon
The Rolling Stones / Angie
Neil Young / Time Fades Away (live)
Stevie Wonder / Higher Ground
Sweet / Ballroom Blitz
Triumvirat / Dimplicity
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band / Get Your Rocks Off
War / The Cisco Kid
THEN – The Doobie Brothers / China Grove
NOW – The Doobie Brothers / Nobody (re-issue 9/28/10)
The Edgar Winter Group / Free Ride
Foghat / Road Fever
Alice Cooper / No More Mr. Nice Guy
Aerosmith / Dream On
BEATLE – Paul McCartney & Wings / 1985

  • NEXT SATURDAY…..1980

RETRO LIGHTNING PLAYLIST – 1982
Show #874 (aired on 07-24-2010)

1982. Hope this brings back some good memories as you listen in this morning..
.
– Fred

ARTIST / TITLE
Todd Rundgren / Bang the Drum All Day
Laurie Anderson / O Superman
Billy Idol / Hot in the City
GRAMMY – John Cougar / Hurts So Good
GRAMMY – Men at Work / Down By the Sea
GRAMMY – Toto / Africa
Scandal /Goodbye to You
America / You Can Do Magic (live)
Dave Edmunds / From Small Things, Big Things Come
Chicago / Hard to Say I’m Sorry–>Get Away
Steve Winwood / Valerie
Flash & the Pan / Walking In the Rain
Roxy Music / Avalon
TV THEME – “St. Elsewhere”
Billy Joel / Scandinavian Skies
Melissa Manchester / You Should Hear How She Talks…
Peter Gabriel / Shock the Monkey
MOVIE – Plimsouls / A Million Miles Away (“Valley Girl”)
MOVIE – Jackson Browne / Somebody’s Baby (“Fast Times”)
Kate Bush / Sat in Your Lap
Crosby, Stills & Nash / Wasted on the Way
Asia / Heat of the Moment
Frida / I Know There’s Something Going On
Billy Squier / Emotions in Motion
Journey / Open Arms
LOCAL – Marshall Chapman / Bizzy Bizzy Bizzy
LOCAL – Michael McDonald / I Keep Forgettin’
LOCAL – Tommy (Heath) Tutone / 867-5309 (Jenny)
Aztec Camera / Oblivious
Donnie Iris / Love Is Like a Rock
Marshall Crenshaw / Someday, Someway
Santana / Hold On
Richard & Linda Thompson / Walking on a Wire
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts / I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
Duran Duran / Hungry Like the Wolf (12″ club mix)
Led Zeppelin / Wearing and Tearing
A Flock of Seagulls / Space Age Love Song
THEN – The Steve Miller Band / Abracadabra
NOW – The Steve Miller Band / Hey Yeah
Missing Persons / Words
Jethro Tull / Beastie
The Clash / Rock the Casbah
Wall of Voodoo / Mexican Radio
BEATLE – Paul McCartney / Ballroom Dancing

  • NEXT SATURDAY…..1973

RETRO LIGHTNING PLAYLIST – 1978
Show #872 (aired on 07-10-2010)

1978…I was deeeeeeeeeeeep into college radio by this time. The disco storm had waned some and progressive music was starting to reclaim its territory as a true art form. Check out today’s playlist for a good sampling of musical styles from 1978…

– Fred

ARTIST / TITLE
The Police / Roxanne
Jessie Winchester / A Showman’s Life
Joe Walsh / Life’s Been Good
Little Feat / Spanish Moon (live)
GRAMMY – Billy Joel / Just the Way You Are
GRAMMY – Anne Murray / You Needed Me
Mose Jones / Blackbird
Jimmy Buffett / Son of a Son of a Sailor
Firefall / Strange Way
The Cars / Good Times Roll
Boston / A Man I’ll Never Be
The Moody Blues / Steppin’ in a Slide Zone
Sniff ‘N’ the Tears / Driver’s Seat
TV THEME – “Dallas”
Jackson Browne / The Load-Out–>Stay
Warren Zevon / Accidentally Like a Martyr
Michael Murphey / Nothing Is Your Own
MOVIE – Yvonne Elliman / If I Can’t Have You (“SNF”)
MOVIE – Steely Dan / FM (“FM”)
Toto / I’ll Supply the Love
Cheap Trick / Surrender
Fogelberg-Weisberg / The Power of Gold
Charlie / She Loves to Be in Love
Gerry Rafferty / City to City
Neil Young / Helpless (live)
LOCAL – Walter Egan / Magnet & Steel
** WALTER EGAN INTERVIEW **
LOCAL – Walter Egan / Hot Summer Nights
The Rolling Stones / Respectable
Dire Straits / Sultans of Swing
Sweet / Love Is Like Oxygen (LP cut)
Santana / Dealer-Spanish Rose
10cc / Dreadlock Holiday
THEN – Doobie Brothers / Don’t Stop to Watch the Wheels
NOW – Doobie Brothers / Nobody (forthcoming 9/28/10)
Jefferson Starship / Count On Me
Tycoon / Such a Woman
Little River Band / Reminiscing
The Babys / Everytime I Think of You
BEATLE – Wings / With a Little Luck

  • NEXT SATURDAY…..1988

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