After ten years at a National Public Radio station in Chicago, Mike Lidskin returned to California in 1997 and created Twirl Radio, a weekly two hour radio program which features the finest independent music and artists from the rock era. Mike’s on a mission to not “just spin rock music, but to educate listeners about this vital art form.” Indeed, he doesn’t just announce the songs, but gives histories about some of the artists, the albums, and the songs themselves.
You can catch Twirl live each Saturday afternoon, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM PST on Sacramento’s Voice, KUBU 96.5 FM, and archived right here, as well as at http://www.twirlradio.com. If you haven’t headed into your Saturday night with an earful of Twirl, you’re doing it wrong!
Artist | Track | Album
The Imperial Sound | Yesterday | The New AM
Richard X. Heyman | Incognito | Incognito
Arthur Alexander | Un Peu Plus Longtemps | One Bar Left
Right Said Fred | Upon My Heart | Up
Maxi Dunn | Why Do I Want You? | The Neglected Gambit
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Cherry Bluestorms interview
The Cherry Bluestorms | Roy Wood | Whirligig!
The Cherry Bluestorms | Be Here Now | Whirligig!
Lannie Flowers | The One | Single release
Tawny Thiele | Happy Together | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Jody Porter | By Your Side | Pacifier
The Beatles | Lovely Rita | Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Edition
Duncan Faure | Crowning Queen | Single release
Wilkerson | You Still Owe Me A Kiss | Wilkerson
Led Zeppelin | When The Levee Breaks (Alternate Take) | Led Zeppelin IV
Sunshine Boys | Only A Million Miles | Blue Music
The Jangle Band | The Guy Who Used To Care | Single release
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | My Soft Rock Girlfriend | Make
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure
Lisa Mychols | Goodbye To All Carousels | Sugar
THIS WEEK’S GUESTS:
On today’s show, Deborah Gee and Glen Laughlin of the L.A. psych-pop band The Cherry Bluestorms returned for some great conversation! This was the eve of the release of their new album, “Whirligig!”. We talked about the making of the album, the evolution of the band, and about the album release party, which also has Duncan Faure as their opening act! What’s really cool is that although it took a while to get to this, their third album, their musical pipeline has a bunch more treats in store. There is a solo Deborah Gee album on the way, and the next Cherry Bluestorms album is also in progress! (Easy there, guys–the world needs to hear this one first!)
Deborah and Glen have put together the perfect band to bring these new songs to life on stage–and we discovered that their ideal is more or less the classic guitar driven rock of the 1960s, filtered through the swirly, trippy, organ-drenched late 1980s Madchester sound. And that is music to my ears–and will be to yours, shortly. This is one intelligent band, aware and respectful of their roots, while forging a new sound. I’ve seen them live a number of times, and they are not to be missed. Deborah and Glen are the truth.
Check ’em out, and order yours at http://www.thecherrybluestorms.com.
Also in this show, we debuted a brand new single from Duncan Faure (former Bay City Rollers and Rabbitt frontman), and played a track from brand new Chicago supergroup The Imperial Sound. And my long time friend Susanna Reilly and her son Derek were visiting from Pittsburgh, PA–and each picked a track to play on the show.
Enjoy the show!