Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of OCT 9th: The First Record I Ever Bought – B-Side Trax …
I do. It was the 45 ( remember those ? ) of R Dean Taylor’s “Indiana Wants Me”. You see, my next door neighbor girlfriend was from Indiana. At first, I had to play it on my parent’s stereo because I didn’t have my own. But that was soon to change and so was the music I’d be listening to.
Music has always been important in my life, and I feel that it’s important in a lot of peoples lives. I like giving people what they like. What was your first record ??
A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week. Besides digging up songs unburnt, there’s also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the ‘Short Attention-Span Theater’ we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!
Here’s what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:
Monday: Legalize it – Peter Tosh
Tuesday: Such Great Heights – The Postal Service
Wednesday: Bring on the Dancing Horses – Echo & The Bunnymen
Thursday Guerilla Radio – Rage Against The Machine
Friday: 88 Lines About 44 Women – The Nails
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week’s shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.
Here’s a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link:
Monday: 30 Days in The Hole – Humble Pie
Tuesday: Can’t Get There From Here – REM
Wednesday: All The Young Dudes – Mott The Hoople
Thursday California Sun – The Rivieras
Friday: Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue