It is time once again for the Mystery Roach Covers Show. This Saturday, August 28, I’ll be playing original tracks from the 50s, 60s or 70s and also the cover versions from any decade and style.
Below are the playlists from the previous two years to give you an idea of what this year’s show will be like.
Tune in to Mystery Roach, every Saturday from 8-10am on WKNC for Progressive, Fusion, Psychedelic, Garage and noise from the 60s and 70s. (This week the 50s are fair game as well.)
|Return Of Jackie And Judy||Tom Waits|
|Judy Is A Punk||Ramones|
|Li’l Red Riding Hood||Meteors|
|Li’l Red Riding Hood||Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs|
|Sally Go Round The Roses||The Great Society|
|Sally Go Round The Roses||Jaynetts|
|Ready-Mades||Yo La Tengo|
|Ready-Mades||Bonzo Dog Band|
|Chunga’s Revenge||Frank Zappa|
|Chunga’s Revenge||Grotan Project|
|Love Buzz||The Shocking Blue|
|You Don’t Own Me||Rasputina|
|You Don’t Own Me||Lesley Gore|
|Good Guys Don’t Wear White||Minor Threat|
|Good Guys Don’t Wear White||The Standells|
|Farmer John||Neil Young And Crazy Hourse|
|Farmer John||The Premiers|
|Masculine Intuition||Rocket From The Crypt|
|Masculine Intuition||The Music Machine|
|Mushroom||Jesus And Mary Chain|
|Cross-eyed Mary||Iron Maiden|
|Cross-eyed Mary||Jethro Tull|
|21st Century Schizoid Man||April Wine|
|21st Century Schizoid Man||King Crimson|
|The Dolphins||Beth Orton|
|The Dolphins||Fred Neil|
|Here She Comes Now||Nirvana|
|Here She Comes Now||Velvet Underground|
|China Girl||David Bowie|
|China Girl||Iggy Pop|
|People Are Strange||Twiztid|
|People Are Strange||The Doors|
|Sympathy For The Devil||Brian Ferry|
|Sympathy For The Devil||Rolling Stones|
|Happy Together||Frank Zappa|
|Happy Together||The Turtles|
|War Pigs||Alice Donut|
|War Pigs||Black Sabbath|
|Have A Cigar||Primus|
|Have A Cigar||Pink Floyd|
|Steppin Stone||Minor Threat|
|Steppin Stone||The Monkees|
|Pictures Of Matchstick Men||Camper Van Beethoven|
|Pictures Of Matchstick Men||Status Quo|
|Happiness Is A Warm Gun||The Breeders|
|Happiness Is A Warm Gun||The Beatles|
|I Fought The Law||The Clash|
|I Fiought the Law||The Bobby Fuller Four|
|Ring Of Fire||Social Distortion|
|Ring Of Fire||Johnny Cash|
|I Put A Spell On You||CCR|
|I Put a Spell on You||Screamin Jay Hawkins|
|Higer Ground||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|Higher Ground||Stevie Wonder|
Princess America and Bianca Oblivion of the Carolina Roller Girls will be returning to Mystery Roach this coming Saturday, June 6th. Last time they were in, they brought a heaping pile of Garage and Soul. We had a great time listening to music and talking roller derby.
Tune in for more great music with the wheeled ladies of roller derby. We’ll be giving some tickets away as well. We may even have two members of the visiting Gotham Girls with us.
If you have any questions you’d like to ask them, post below.
Talk to you Saturday.
-La Barba Rossa
Deep in the realm of interesting but somewhat useless information is a list of the correct names for groups of animals. Google it some time. The images these names bring to the mind’s eye makes the time wasted well worth it. A group of barracudas is a battery, a group of ferrets a business, and a group of weasels a gang. Most important to us is a group of roaches: an intrusion.
An intrusion. Perfect. For decades, these songs have been lurking behind pop rock’s radio facade, out of sight and out of mind. Now, on Saturday mornings, the Mystery Roaches intrude. They crawl up your walls. They sample your scraps. These songs hide under your wall hangings and swing on your nose hairs while you sleep. There might be one sucking on your toothbrush at this very moment.
This entry marks the first of what will be a weekly post about Mystery Roach, WKNC’s weekly look at progressive, fusion, psychedelic, and garage rock from the 1960s and 1970s. Posts will be short, and they won’t follow any particular format; they might contain thoughts on a song, album or artist I found or became obsessed with that week. They might contain the text with comments of a call or email from a listener that week. They might contain a story of how I almost spilled split pea soup on my computer as I was putting the show together (which just happened as I was typing this, a cautionary tale to anyone who tries to be thrifty with a ham bone).
You just never know.
Listen to Mystery Roach Saturday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 am, and check the WKNC blog weekly for posts about the show.