WPKN Archives: FM Mutations with Allyson McCabe: Elvis Costello Edition!

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FM Mutations

Original Aired:
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
7:00PM to 10:00PM

3 hours

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 7:00PM

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Episode: FM Mutations with Allyson McCabe: Elvis Costello Edition!

Radio, Radio: Special ELVIS COSTELLO EDITION!!!*


SET 1: I recreated Costello’s great playlists from his guest DJ stints on KSAN.

SET 2: I played tracks from This Year’s Model side-by-side with songs Costello identifies as musical building blocks for that album.

SET 3: I spun my favorite songs about the radio and recording industry along with vintage radio jingles and promos from artists including the Who, the Clash, the Specials, and the Jesus and Mary Chain.


*This show was inspired by Elvis Costello’s new memoir Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink.

SET 1:

Radio, Radio by Elvis Costello & the Attractions (Live on KSAN, 1979)

Radio Soul by Elvis Costello (Live at Apple, 2013)

Search and Destroy by Iggy Pop (Iggy Pop Mix)

When You Walk in the Room by the Searchers

I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) by Aretha Franklin

How Much I’ve Lied by Gram Parsons

Who Needs the Peace Corps? By Frank Zappa

Homework by the J. Geils Band

Lydia, the Tattooed Lady by Groucho Marx

Big Eyed Beans from Venus by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band


SET 2:

I Can’t Explain by the Who

Long Shot by the Pioneers

(I Don’t Want to Go To) Chelsea by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

What’Cha Gonna Do About It by Small Faces

You Belong to Me by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Stupid Girl by the Rolling Stones

This Year’s Girl by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan

Pump It Up by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Get On Your Boots by U2

Domino by Van Morrison

Prove It by Television

Living in Paradise by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Radio, Radio by Elvis Costello & the Attractions (Live SNL performance, clip)

Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix (Live Lulu performance, clip)

Night Rally by Elvis Costello & the Attractions


SET 3:

Ghost Town by the Specials

Hitsville U.K. by the Clash

If Music Could Talk by the Clash

Track Records/Premier Drums by the Who

My Generation (Radio 1 Jingle) by the Who

Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (Shel Talmy) by the Who

Doctor Who Theme by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Elephant (Todd Rundgren Remix) by Tame Impala

Intro: Les Paul Radio Show by Les Paul

Blonde on Blonde by Nada Surf


Veruca Salt by Danny Elfman

T. Rex Album Advert (WBAI Radio) by Marc Bolan

WGLD Radio Jingle by Marc Bolan

Get it on (Home Demo) by T. Rex

I Love My Label by Nick Lowe

The Worst Band in the World by 10cc

Whatever Happened to My Rock ‘N’ Roll? By Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

We Want the Airwaves by the Ramones

On My Radio by the Selector

Ghetto Organ by Jackie Mittoo

Me & You & Jackie Mittoo by Superchunk

I Love Rock N Roll by the Jesus and Mary Chain


Radio Waxx Jingle by Grease Original Cast (mixed with A Rainbow in Curved Air by Terry Riley)

Yesterday Once More by Redd Kross (Carpenters cover)

Radios in Motion by XTC

Turn It On by Flaming Lips

Sunrise by Petra Haden (Who cover)

Teenage Wasteland by Wussy

Roadrunner (Alternative Version) by The Modern Lovers

Stairway to Frosty by Lez Zeppelin* bonus track

Track Records by Tadhg McCabe (Who cover)

Up-Toon by the Clash

Show: FM Mutations

Rock, punk and indie music, mostly featuring demos, covers, outtakes, and other rarities. With occassional guests.

You can hit Allyson up for requests by visiting the show on Facebook or by leaving her a broadcast-ready voicemail at (347) 394-0022. If you call, don’t forget to include your first name, where you’re calling from, the title and artist of the song you’d like to hear, and maybe a few words about why you love the track.

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