Author: Lorenzo Mameli

July 26 PlaylistJuly 26 Playlist

Listen to last night’s show, replete with the glitches and gremlins.

  • SMASHING PUMPKINS Tonight, Tonight
  • THE VENTURES Perfidia
  • THE MONROES What Do All The People Know?
  • THE VINES Ride
  • THE MOTORS Love and Loneliness
  • AUDIOSLAVE Cochise
  • STYX Blue Collar Man
  • ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS Dirty Little Secret
  • NEIL YOUNG Touch The Night
  • OASIS Wonderwall
  • SEETHER Rise Above This
  • EVERCLEAR Heartspark Dollarsign
  • LOWER THAN ATLANTIS Something Better Came Along
  • INXS New Sensation
  • ALBERT HAMMOND It Never Rains in Southern California
  • THE NEGATRONS No Place I’d Rather Be
  • AVRIL LAVIGNE Complicated
  • SARA BAREILLES How Am I Gonna Get Over You
  • 3 DOORS DOWN Kryptonite
  • MICHAEL FRANTI Enjoy Every Second
  • URBAN BLIGHT Three More Roses
  • BUCK OWENS & DWIGHT YOAKAM Streets of Bakersfield
  • RANCID Time Bomb
  • APACHE RELAY Katie Queen of Tennessee
  • THE WHO My Generation
  • VARIOUS CRUELTIES If It Wasn’t for You
  • DURAN DURAN None of the Above
  • ROLLING STONES Streets of Love
  • PROCOL HARUM A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • STEVE WINWOOD What the Night Can Do
  • ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA Fire On High

July 17 PlaylistJuly 17 Playlist

Just hours before Staten Islanders were told to take cover due to a possible tornado, we had our own twister of a show. The link and playlist are right here:

  • THE VELVET UNDERGROUND Rock and Roll
  • THE BOBBY LEE COMBO Moon Dawg
  • DAVE EDMUNDS Almost Saturday Night
  • THE BOBBY LEE COMBO Let’s Dance
  • DANNY GATTON Thirteen Women
  • PAUL STANLEY’S SOUL STATION Lorelei
  • THE SUFRAJETTES Toxic
  • 311 Sunset in July
  • DAVID LEE ROTH Goin’ Crazy
  • ELI “PAPERBOY” REED A New Song
  • THE REGRETTES Hey Now
  • LITTLE BIG TOWN Wine Beer Whiskey
  • MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS Heat Wave
  • DAVE KEENER Girls and Guitars
  • RUN DMC Can You Rock It Like This
  • BLACK ROSE BURNING Shout
  • THE ATLICIC Shackled
  • AC/DC Thunderstruck
  • GAMMA Skin and Bone
  • VIOLENT FEMMES American Music
  • PERRY SERPA This Song Kills Fascists
  • HALESTORM Gold Dust Woman
  • EMMA & THE IDLES Here Come the Tigers
  • THE MOONDOGZ Trauma
  • GARLAND JEFFREYS Wild in the Streets
  • ‘TIL TUESDAY Coming Up Close
  • HALEY REINHART Free
  • WRECKLESS ERIC Whole Wide World
  • ALAN MORRISSEY Fresh Kills

July 3 PlaylistJuly 3 Playlist

How to have a safe, happy and ROCKING holiday weekend? Click on the link below and turn the volume way up, then commence grilling and chilling. Listen here!

  • JOHN MELLENCAMP R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.
  • DAVE ALVIN 4th of July
  • JOHN MELLENCAMP Our Country
  • SHARON JONES & THE DAP-TONE HORNS This Land is Your Land
  • CHUCK BERRY Back in The U.S.A.
  • BEACH BOYS Surfin’ U.S.A.
  • TOM PETTY American Girl
  • COUNTING CROWS American Girls
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN American Land
  • JOHN MELLENCAMP Pink Houses
  • DAVID BOWIE Young Americans
  • NEIL YOUNG Rockin’ in the Free World
  • JAMES BROWN Living in America
  • GRAND FUNK RAILROAD We’re an American Band
  • KISS All-American Man
  • CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL Fortunate Son
  • ELTON JOHN Philadelphia Freedom
  • KIM WILDE Kids in America
  • DON McCLEAN American Pie
  • STANLEY CLARKE BAND Born in The U.S.A.
  • STEVE MILLER BAND Living in The U.S.A.
  • LENNY KRAVITZ American Woman
  • SANTANA featuring P.O.D. America
  • U2 The Hands That Built America

June 16 PlaylistJune 16 Playlist

Juneteenth! Father’s Day! Summer Solstice! Pride Month! We celebrated them all on our latest show! Listen to the full show here.

  • THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL Summer in the City
  • LOS STRAITJACKETS Sardinian Holiday
  • WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ANYTHING Father’s Day
  • MAMMOTH WVH Distance
  • THE VAUGHAN BROTHERS Hard to Be
  • HUEVOS RANCHEROS Gutbomb
  • IRON MAIDEN Running Free
  • BLACK SABBATH Tomorrow’s Dream
  • GHOST It’s a Sin
  • THE TEMPTATIONS Papa was a Rolling Stone
  • ERIC CLAPTON My Father’s Eyes
  • WAR Summer
  • ERASURE A Little Respect
  • BRONSKI BEAT Smalltown Boy
  • THE ALARM Rain in the Summertime
  • BILLY STEWART Summertime
  • JOHNATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS
  • That Summer Feeling
  • DAVE KEENER Someone
  • DEMOLITION BRASS BAND Soul Vaccination
  • WEEZER Buddy Holly
  • TWENTY-ONE PILOTS Addict with a Pen
  • ANTHONY HAMILTON & ELAYNA BOYNTON Freedom
  • MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Welcome to The Black Parade
  • THE JAZZTRONAUTS Checked Out

June 5 Playlist: Cars and GuitarsJune 5 Playlist: Cars and Guitars

The “Cars and Guitars” show was just so much fun to do and – from what I’ve been told – even more fun to listen to. Click the link here and decide for yourself.

  • JOAN JETT Roadrunner (1986 version)
  • THE RIP CHORDS ’40 Ford Time
  • THE BEACH BOYS Fun, Fun, Fun
  • RONNY & THE DAYTONAS G.T.O.
  • WILSON PICKETT Mustang Sally
  • “Expert Witness” from My Cousin Vinny
  • THE BEATLES Drive My Car
  • DAVID LINDLEY Mercury Blues
  • RUFUS THOMAS Rocket 88
  • DEEP PURPLE Highway Star
  • Theme from “Speed Racer” (1967)
  • THE BEACH BOYS 409
  • THE RIP CHORDS Hey Little Cobra
  • “The New Bluesmobile?” from The Blues Brothers
  • THE HOOTERS Great Big American Car
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Ramrod
  • PRINCE Little Red Corvette
  • THE STRAY CATS Built for Speed
  • CHUCK BERRY No Particular Place To Go
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Cadillac Ranch
  • THE STRAY CATS Look at That Cadillac
  • “A time machine…in a Delorean?” from Back to the Future
  • SAMMY HAGAR I Can’t Drive 55
  • KISS Detroit Rock City
  • KISS Baby Driver
  • GARY NUMAN Cars
  • “Have you seen my car?” from Dude! Where’s My Car?
  • ZZ TOP She Loves My Automobile
  • EDDIE MONEY Shakin’
  • MIKE CURB Theme from “Hot Wheels”
  • “My a-hole brother” from Christine
  • QUEEN I’m in Love with My Car
  • RIHANNA Shut Up and Drive
  • “Car or Debbie?” from Bachelor Party
  • ACE FREHLEY Speedin’ Back to my Baby
  • PAJAMA SLAVE DANCERS Fast Cars, Girls in Bikinis
  • SNIFF N’ THE TEARS Driver’s Seat
  • “The Ferrari” From Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • AC/DC Highway to Hell
  • JUDAS PRIEST Heading Out to the Highway
  • ZZ TOP Arrested for Driving While Blind
  • APOLLO SMILE Dune Buggy

May 8 PlaylistMay 8 Playlist

Happy Ocho de Mayo and Mother’s Day! May you never run out of margaritas and mimosas! May we never run out of music to play for you! Here’s the playlist and link to our latest show.

  • TIM CURRY I Do the Rock
  • PHANTOM, ROCKER & SLICK Men Without Shame
  • HALL & OATES Mano a Mano
  • THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS Pretty in Pink
  • CHINA CRISIS Arizona Sky
  • ELI “PAPERBOY” REED Come and Get It
  • STRAY CATS Built for Speed
  • DANZIG Mother
  • JOHNNY THUNDERS Blame It on Mom
  • GOOD CHARLOTTE Thank You Mom
  • BUBBLE Don’t It Make You Wanna Cry
  • BIG STAR February’s Quiet
  • MATTHEW SWEET Sick of Myself
  • SANTANA Oye Como Va
  • MINK DEVILLE Demasiado Corazon
  • TEXAS TORNADOS Adios, Mexico
  • RAY BARRETTO Soul Drummers
  • THE BEATLES Your Mother Should Know
  • PAUL SIMON Mother and Child Reunion
  • PRETENDERS Hymn to Her
  • THE INTRUDERS I Always Loved My Mama
  • PHIL NARO Anything Goes
  • RINGO STARR & FRIENDS Here’s to the Nights
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Ghosts
  • SR. BIKINI La Noche de los Monos

April 24 Playlist: Back in the StudioApril 24 Playlist: Back in the Studio

Back to broadcasting from the studio after months away, here’s today’s pretty damn good show – if I do say so myself! (And I do!) Listen here!

  • ALIEN ANT FARM Movies
  • MICK JAGGER & DAVE GROHL Eazy Sleazy
  • THE JAGS Back of My Hand (I’ve Got Your Number)
  • LOVE BATALLION Keep Moving
  • MARVIN GAYE Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  • HUGH LAURIE as Governor Nix in “Tomorrowland”
  • ADRIAN BELEW Burned by The Fire We Make
  • THE BEATLES A Hard’s Day Night
  • BILL HALEY & THE COMETS Rock Around the Clock
  • RAMONES Rock n Roll High School
  • SCHOOL OF ROCK Zach’s Song
  • PANDORA’S BOX It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
  • MEAT LOAF All Revved Up with No Place To Go
  • TOWER OF POWER Please Come Back (To Stay)
  • THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS California Dreamin’
  • DROPKICK MURPHYS The Queen of Suffolk County
  • DAVE KEENER Put Me with The People
  • PERRY SERPA Nikola
  • LAURIE ANDERSON Babydoll
  • THE ATLICIC Bones / Honey
  • BLACK ROSE BURNING Shout
  • THE BLUES BROTHERS On a Mission from God
  • MEET ME AT THE ALTAR Hit Like a Girl
  • ROB BALDUCCI Seduction

April 10 PlaylistApril 10 Playlist

Today’s show is now available to stream at your convenience. (The wrong graphic pops up initially, but worry not – it’s today’s joyous jamboree!) Click here for the show!

  • XTC Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)
  • JEFFERSON STARSHIP Stranger
  • IVY LEVAN Hot Damn
  • BIKINI KILL Rebel Girl
  • CHICAGO Make Me Smile / Now More Than Ever
  • MADNESS One Step Beyond
  • PRINCE BUSTER Enjoy Yourself
  • MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA Get Smart
  • RIOT Swords and Tequila
  • DOUG PINNICK & FRIENDS Jailbreak
  • THE WHO Going Mobile
  • PERRY SERPA Nikola
  • WILLIE NILE Faded Flower of Broadway
  • BLACK ROSE BURNING Shout
  • THE REGRETTES Seashore
  • EMMA & THE IDLES Owe It to You
  • THE MOONDOGZ Look Over Your Shoulder
  • 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY Simon Says
  • BOXCAR RACER Elevator
  • THE ATLICIC Shackled
  • BILLY F. GIBBONS West Coast Junkie
  • HER & KINGS COUNTY Raise a Little Hell
  • STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN Change It
  • YES Time and a Word
  • YEAH YEAH YEAHS Maps
  • THE VEGAN LEATHER Gloaming
  • AZTEC CAMERA The Crying Scene
  • ALAN MORRISSEY Re-Tox

March 27 Playlist: Sir Elton JohnMarch 27 Playlist: Sir Elton John

Happy 74th Birthday Sir Elton John! A show full of gems from the early years, 1968-1975. Listen here.

  • I’m Gonna Be a Teenage Idol
  • (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket
  • Grimsby
  • All The Young Girls Love Alice
  • Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock and Roll)
  • Midnight Creeper
  • No Shoestrings on Louise
  • Country Comfort
  • Amoreena
  • Elderberry Wine
  • I’ve Been Loving You
  • Lady, What’s Tomorrow?
  • Holiday Inn
  • Madman Across the Water
  • Rock and Roll Madonna
  • Pinball Wizard
  • You’re So Static
  • Honey Roll
  • Better Off Dead
  • Hercules
  • Skyline Pigeon
  • Pinky
  • Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

March 23 Playlist: International Women’s MonthMarch 23 Playlist: International Women’s Month

In honor of International Women’s Month, we dedicated an entire show to some of our favorite female rockers! (If you want to get a regular dose of female-fronted bands from around the globe, check out The She Pop Show with my colleague Kitty the DJ – only on MPR!) Listen to the show here!

Our playlist:

  • THE BANGLES Manic Monday
  • THE GO GOs We Got The Beat
  • NO DOUBT Just A Girl
  • THE INTERRUPTERS Bad Guy
  • ROCK GODDESS I Didn’t Know I Loved You
  • (‘Til I Saw You Rock N Roll)
  • THE RUNAWAYS Queens of Noise
  • LITA FORD Kiss Me Deadly
  • PAT BENATAR We Live For Love
  • GARBAGE When I Grow Up
  • BLONDIE Union City Blue
  • BREEDERS Divine Hammer
  • FANNY Charity Ball
  • JANIS JOPLIN Kozmic Blues
  • IKE & TINA TURNER Proud Mary
  • LIZ PHAIR Extraordinary
  • HALESTORM It’s Not You
  • EVANESCENCE Bring Me To Life
  • PATTI SMITH Because The Night
  • THE PRETENDERS Back on the Chain Gang
  • PARAMORE Still In To You
  • B52s Deadbeat Club
  • BISHOP BRIGGS River
  • EMMA & THE IDLES Shot By The River
  • ANN WILSON Immigrant Song
  • LUCINDA WILLIAMS Passionate Kisses
  • VERUCA SALT Seether
  • CONCRETE BLONDE Heal It Up
  • THE PRETTY RECKLESS Death By Rock and Roll