Listen to the May 31, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.
"I call myself a tunesmith to people I don't know."
The Strombo Show ran the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.
George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by one two of our nation's finest singer-songwriters, Andy Kim and Kevin Drew.
Kim is best known for the wealth of hit singles he co-wrote that include 'Sugar Sugar' and his own masterpiece, 'Rock Me Gently'. After a love affair with seclusion, he has married musical minds with Broken Social Scene co-founder Drew for a self-described "adult contemporary album of blood and guts." They deliver some intimate versions of these songs in the House of Strombo.
Also - we debut a brand new tune from Winnipeg's metallic hardcore noise punks, KEN Mode and celebrate the life of John 'Bonzo' Bonham.
As always, we tip our hats to those ground-breakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spin the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.
Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!
M7: Destroyer, "Dream Lover"
M6: Hop Along, "Waitress"
M5: Jamie XX, "Girls"
M4: NAO, "Apple Cherry"
M3: Farao, "Hunter"
M2: Ken Mode, "I Just Liked Fire"
M1: Leon Bridges, "River"
Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star"
Chemical Brothers, "K+D+B"
Sex Pistols, "God Save The Queen"
Beastie Boys, "The Biz VS. The Nuge"
Sly And The Family Stone, "Wanna Take You Higher"
Destroyer, "Dream Lover"
Velvet Underground, "After Hours"
Hop Along, "Waitress"
Jerry Lee Lewis, "High School Confidential"
Rough Trade, "High School Confidential"
Andy Kim, "Rock Me Gently"
The Mynabirds, "Semantics"
Jamie XX, "Girls"
A Tribe Called Red, "Suplex"
Grace Jones, "Nightclubbing"
Kendrick Lamar, "Institutionalized (Ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)"
Suicidal Tendencies, "Institutionalized"
Original Dixieland Jazz Band, "Darktown Strutters Ball"
Stompin' Tom, "Darktown Strutters Ball"
The Slits, "Instant Hit"
The Shangri-La's, "Remember Walking In The Sand"
NAO, "Apple Cherry"
The Kills, "Sour Cherry"
Best Coast, "California Nights"
Buffy Saint-Marie, "Power In The Blood"
Dead Prez, "Hip Hop"
Andy Kim & Kevin Drew, "Sister OK"
Andy Kim & Kevin Drew, "Who Came First"
Andy Kim & Kevin Drew, "Shoot 'Em Up Baby"
Pearl Jam, "Better Man"
Diet Cig, "Harvard"
Weed, "Stay In The Summer"
Sleater Kinney, "Surface Envy"
Tom Waits, "Take One Last Look (Live on Letterman)"
Francoise Hardy, "Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles"
Mother Earth, "Cry On"
Neil Young, "Speaking Out"
Ken Mode, "I Just Liked Fire"
Henry Jackman, "Project Insight"
Leon Bridges, "River"
The New Pornographers, "Champions of the Red Wine"
Bouquet, "Come To Your House"
Led Zeppelin, "When The Levee Breaks"
Beastie Boys, "Rhymin' And Stealin'"
Salt N Pepa, "A Salt With A Deadly Pepa"
Led Zeppelin, "Moby Dick (Live)"
Tori Amos, "Agent Orange"
Otis Redding, "Dreams To Remember (Early Studio Take)"
For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.