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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear in the House of Strombo

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, January 24, 2016

Listen to the January 24, 2016 episode of the Strombo Show. 


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 Megadeth's Dave Mustaine for an intimate, musical conversation. We also welcome the mother-and-son folk duo Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear for an acoustic session in the House of Strombo.

Megadeth are one of the most important bands in the history of thrash metal. At the forefront of their distorted force and political lyricism is Dave Mustaine. After his time as a guitarist and songwriter in Metallica, Mustaine distinguished his sound with progressive rock influence, harsher instrumental attacks and nihilistic words. Nearly 30 years on, Megadeth have unleashed their 15th studio album Dystopia. Following the passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, giving Mustaine a sense of mortality, and several shifts in the band's lineup - the message remains heavy as ever. He discusses the current state of music, Guns N' Roses reunion and more metal with George. 

Madisen Ward's passion for music was born in local coffee shops, sitting down and watching his mother perform. They soon came together, plucked strings, found their harmonies and went from the kitchen to David Letterman before releasing their critically celebrated debut album, Skeleton Crew. They performed a few acoustic renditions in the House, including an exclusive cover of Tom Waits' "New Year's Eve."  

George also dropped a handful of exclusive song premieres that include: LASER, the side-project of Broken Social Scene's Lisa Lobsinger; Basia Bulat's latest melody, produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James; playful blues, courtesy of Jason Collett; an all-female Japanese punk outfit, Otoboke Beaver; Nova Scotian wordsmiths Nap Eyes; moody metal from Toothgrinder and the latest from Toronto's iLLvibe.

Magnificent seven 
Jazz Cartier, "Opera" 
LASER, "Disco Night Driver"
Basia Bulat, "The Garden"
iLLvibe, "One Man Army" 
Jason Collett, "Provincial Blues"
Erykah Badu, "Trill Friends"
PJ Harvey, "The Wheel"

Justice, "Genesis" 
Bob Dylan, "Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35"
Santigold, "Can't Get Enough Of Myself" 
The Clash, "Magnificent Seven"
Jazz Cartier, "Opera" 
WILDE, "Flashlight (Nick Catchdubs Remix)"
Parliament, "Flash Light"
Snoop Dogg, "Tha Shiznit"
LASER, "Disco Night Driver"
Ben E. King, "Supernatural Thing, Pt. 1"
Chairlift, "Romeo"
The Original Trinidad Steel Band, "Cissy Strut"
The Dutch Rhythm & Steel Band, "Down By The River"
Eagles, "Take It Easy (Live, 1977)"
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "By The Way"
Basia Bulat, "The Garden"
Elf Kid, "Golden Boy"
Bembeya Jazz National, "Petit Sekou" 
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Under The Bridge"
iLLvibe, "One Man Army"
K-Os, "Boyz II Men (Ft. Saukrates, Kardinal O, Chocalair, King Reign & Shad)"
Jason Collett, "Provincial Blues"
Judy Clay, "You Can't Run Away From Your Heart"
Dolly Parton, "Joshua (Live At The Grand Old Opry)"
Neil Diamond, "I Am... I Said"
Warren Zevon, "Werewolves Of London"
Warren Zevon, "Lawyers, Guns And Money"
Otoboke Beaver, "Akimahenka"
Black Flag, "Wasted"
Erykah Badu, "Trill Friends"
Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar, "No More Parties In LA"
Suzie Thundertussy, "Junie Morrison"
Larry Graham, "Stand Up And Shout About Love"
Mos Def, "Mathematics"
Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, "Yellow Taxi (Strombo Session)"
Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, "New Year's Eve (Tom Waits' Cover) (Strombo Session)" 
Nap Eyes, "Stargazer"
PJ Harvey, "The Wheel"
MØ, "Kamikaze"
Gazelle Twin, "Guts"
Toothgrinder, "I Lie In Rain" 
Megadeth, "Dystopia"
Megadeth, "The Threat Is Real"
Suicidal Tendencies, "Institutionalized"
Stars, "It Ain't Me, Babe"
Jill Sobule, "Don't Let Us Get Sick"  

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.