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Listen to the Cult electrify the House of Strombo

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, April 3, 2016

Listen to the April 3, 2016, episode of the Strombo Show. 


“It's not just music for entertainment. It's ritualistic, and connects you to the great mystery. That's the best possible place art can take us.” — Ian Astbury, the Cult

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 welcomed a special, exclusive performance from the legendary band the Cult.

The Cult formed as a post-punk, gothic band in the early '80s and became an anthemic, stadium-packing monster. The band recently unleashed Hidden City, its 10th album, which reflects on the decline of the music industry and the rise of digital, global conflict and economic uncertainties. Founding members Ian Astbury (frontman) and Billy Duffy (guitarist), explored their catalogue with George, and shared their thoughts toward the modern rock genre and Kanye West before performing an intimate and sweaty session in the House of Strombo.

You know what to do: Lock it. Crank it! Join the collective.

Magnificent 7

M.I.A., “Foreign Friend”
Bob Mould, “Voices in My Head”
STRFKR, “Never Ever”
Haelos, “Pray”
The War on Drugs, “Touch of Grey”
Courtney Barnett, “New Speedway Boogie”
The National, “Morning Dew”


Leonard Cohen, “Take This Waltz”
Daddy, “I’m a Sword Swallower”
Ice T, “6 in the Mornin’”
M.I.A., “Foreign Friend”
Bob Mould, “Voices in My Head”
Husker Du, “Makes No Sense At All”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “My Friends”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Hong Kong Garden”
PJ Harvey, “The Wheel”
Jessy Lanza, “It Means I Love You”
STRFKR, “Never Ever”
Fairuz, “Ya Hilou Ya Amar”g
Bettye Lavette, “He Made a Woman Out Of Me”
Haelos, “Pray”
The War on Drugs, “Touch of Grey”
Courtney Barnett, “New Speedway Boogie”
The National, “Morning Dew”
Yellowman, “Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt”
Margo Price, “Hands of Time”
Jim Bryson, “Breathe”
The Cult, “Wildflower (Strombo Session)”
The Cult, “Horse Nation (Strombo Session)”
The Cult, “Deeply Ordered Chaos (Strombo Session)”
The Cult, “She Sells Sanctuary (Strombo Session)”
The Cult, “G.O.A.T. (Strombo Session)”
Lyn Collins, “Take Me Just As I Am”
Radiohead, “Everything In Its Right Place”
Tame Impala, “Let it Happen”
Ray Wylie Hubbard, “This Mornin’ I Am Born Again”
Tom Waits, “Jesus Gonna Be Here”
Marva Whitney, “Get Out of My Life”
Cheech And Chong, “Let’s Make a Dope Deal”
Black Sabbath, “Sweet Leaf”
Kyuss, “Thumb”
Sinead O’Connor, “Troy”
David Bowie, “Lazarus” 
Perfume Genius, “Too Bright” 
Edie Brickell, “Circle”

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.