WPKN Archives: Connections: Newly released David Bowie. Dylan, Beatles, Elvis plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, January 7th, 2022
4:00PM to 6:52PM

2 hours, 52 minutes

Friday, January 7th, 2022 4:04PM

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Episode: Connections: Newly released David Bowie. Dylan, Beatles, Elvis plus new and vintage music

Jan 7, 2022 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non-linear!! New and vintage music including a deep exploration of the brand new David Bowie album, Toy: Box, produced by his friend and band mate, Mark Plati. The project started in 2000 around the time of Bowie’s appearance at Glastonbury, when he decided to revisit some songs he had written in the 1960’s and approach them from a new angle. The idea was to record them quickly with his touring band in one or two takes, with a minimum of overdubs, using the kind of sound they were already enjoying on tour. 


The sessions included Earl Slick and producer Mark Plati on guitars, Gail Anne Dorsey on bass, Sterling Campbell on drums, Mike Garson on keyboards and Martha Mooke on violin, amongst others, with some of the arrangements by Tony Visconti. For the most part, David sang his vocals all the way through, going for the performance, rather than editing multiple takes. 


The results are outstanding!!! 


CD2 of the box set features alternate mixes of the full band at peak power. CD3 focuses on acoustic versions with “Unplugged and Somewhat Slightly Dazed Electric Mixes” that are totally amazing!!!


The show also includes music by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Cocteau Twins, The Rolling Stones, Benny Spellman covering Allen Toussaint, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Buzzy Linhart, The Doors, Carla & Rufus Thomas, rarities from The Beach Boys Feel Flows box set, The Merry Go Round with Emitt Rhodes and more. 


Also new music by Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Aimee Mann, Nell Smith & The Flaming Lips, Beach House, Mitski, Maita, The Squeaky Chairs, The Yodel Ladies and whatever happened in the moment. 


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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

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