WPKN Archives: Connections with Special Guest Chris Frantz on Talking Heads and other music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, February 16th, 2018
4:09PM to 6:55PM

2 hours, 46 minutes

Friday, February 16th, 2018 4:00PM

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Episode: Connections with Special Guest Chris Frantz on Talking Heads and other music

Feb 16, 2018 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. Featuring my good friend and very special guest Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, going deep and telling inside stories on a great many songs from the live album The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads. 

Plus... both of us celebrating Black History Month, playing music we both love, while also celebrating the independence of WPKN. 

In addition to behind the scenes stories of writing, recording, producing and touring with Talking Heads, there are a great many laughs as we explore this very special period of time.  

There's also music from Bob Marley & The Wailers, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Claudia Lennear (produced by Allen Toussaint), Prince, Nina Simone, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Larry Williams, Sly & The Family Stone, Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, The Isley Brothers, Benny Spellman (produced by Allen Toussaint), Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 

And some insight from the WPKN Space Time Continuum Department. 

I'd also like to acknowledge Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and many others who changed music and changed my life. And Muhammed Ali. 

Couldn't fit everything in on this one show!

Btw, it's a low key fundraiser for the station. Great thanks to everybody who called in or donated online. And if you'd like to donate now, you can still donate online at wpkn.org or call in at 203-331-9756 during weekday business hours. tell 'em Eric and Chris sent you! 

Thanks for tuning in! 

For further info, updates and occasional videos, please check the official Facebook page: Connections on WPKN. 

Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

Thanks for tuning in!

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