Listen to the January 11, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.
"It takes a village to raise a fool."
The Strombo Show is back, and we ran 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. We ranged over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.
George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by Dan Mangan + Blacksmith for a feature interview and solo performance.
Mangan is a multi-Juno Award-winning, Polaris Prize-nominated artist who has officially joined forces with his longtime band members from Vancouver — Kenton Loewen, Gordon Grdina and John Walsh — with the moniker "Blacksmith" ahead of releasing their fourth LP, Club Meds.
Some of these names you've heard before, when they catastrophically rattled George's mind in our broom closet studio last season with their side project, the Crackling.
On Sunday, we featured exclusive broadcast premieres from their latest collection of thought-provoking material, acoustically jammed a few tracks, including a few covers such as Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" and reminisced about that pivotal coming-of-age moment, spurred by Sinead O'Connor.
As always, we tipped our hats to those groundbreakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spun the best new tracks, paid tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and we'll send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.
Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!
THE DOORS / Hello I Love You
DEL BEL / In My Solitude
THE TWILIGHT SAD / Last January
PET SHOP BOYS / West End Girls
FLOCK OF SEAGULLS / I Ran
FORTH WANDERERS / Selfish
SPOON / Rent I Pay
LITTLE DRAGON / Pretty Girls
TREBLE CHARGER / Red
ERMA FRANKLIN / Piece Of My Heart
DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH / Mouthpiece (Live Strombo Session)
DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH / Vessel (Live Strombo Session)
THE CRACKLING / You're Sure That I'm Wrong
JANIS JOPLIN / Move Over
SINEAD O'CONNOR / Nothing Compares 2 U
KINNIE STAR / Anything
THE PROCLAIMERS / Then I Met You
THE REPLACEMENTS / Androgynous
MISFITS / Bullet
CIRCLE JERKS / Live Fast, Die Young
THE SLITS / Shoplifting
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE / Stand
MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER / Shrim
GLASS ELK / Worms Eye View
PEARL JAM / Black
TOM WAITS / Hang On St. Christopher
RUTH BROWN / Looking Back
LORETTA LYNN / Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin On Your Mind)
HUNDRED WATERS / Animal
COMEBACK KID / G.M. Vincent & I
RADIOHEAD / Street Spirit (Fade Out)
DE LA SOUL / Ego Trippin' Part 2
LA LUV MICHIE MEE / On This Mic
MURDER VIBES / Not Alone Tonight
SMASHING PUMPKINS / Tiberius
METRIC / The Fatal Gift
PINK FLOYD / Comfortably Numb
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT / I Wish I Were
LOU REED / Perfect Day
HENRY JACKMAN / Project Insight
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.