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Listen to an intimate performance by the Dears on The Strombo Show

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, December 6, 2015

Listen to the December 6, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.


The Strombo Show r​uns​ 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 will be joined by the Dears for an intimate performance and conversation to celebrate music. We will also revisit Scott Weiland's appearance from last season to honour his life.

The Dears are celebrating 20 years as Montreal's brooding champions with their album,Times Infinity: Volume One. It's been four years since their last effort and there was much speculation that they were saying goodbye, but all those doubts are thankfully shredded as they return to the program. 

They cemented themselves as the Montreal band before the coming of Arcade Fire and branched outside of the 514 for the first time to record this romantic, orchestral album. They will perform a few cuts from Times Infinity: Volume One and dig into the record crates of their mind in the House of Strombo. 

Earlier this year, George was joined by one of the most dynamic performers of the nineties grunge scene, Scott Weiland to celebrate his project, the Wildabouts. 

Weiland fronted Grammy-winning Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver to accumulative acclaim, selling more than 40 million records worldwide with songs that include "Interstate Love Song," "Plush," "Creep," "Vaseline" and "Sex Type Thing."

His celebrated charisma has been met with controversy, which has lead to Weiland follow his idol David Bowie in the art of reinvention.

He died earlier this week and we remember him through his music and this conversation, when he reflected on his life and shared his thoughts about the future.

Magnificent 7

Dilly Dally, "Desire"
The Gods Themselves, "Tangerines"
CL, "Hello Bitches"
M.I.A., "Borders"
CHANTS, "Gossamer"
Futurebirds, "Dead Beat Hots"
Dirty Nil, "Zombie Eyed"

Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Schlittenfahrt (Deutsche Tanze KV 605, 3)"
Stone Temple Pilots, "Interstate Love Song"
Stone Temple Pilots, "Big Empty"
Roy Orbison, "Only The Lonely" 
Gorillaz, "Clint Eastwood"
Dilly Dally, "Desire"
The Gods Themselves, "Tangerines"
Green Day, "Jesus Of Suburbia"
Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta, "You're The One That I Want"
2Pac, "How Do You Want It?"
BLAJK, "Lost"
CL, "Hello Bitches"
TINK, "Medicine Interlude"
M.I.A., "Borders"
PULP, "This Is Hardcore"
Phil Collins, "Against All Odds" 
The Dears, "Onward And Downward (Strombo Session)"
Sly & The Family Stone, "If You Want Me To Stay"
The Dears, "Here Is To The Death Of All The Romance (Strombo Session)" 
Sly & The Family Stone, "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"
Jimi Hendrix, "The Wind Cries Mary"
Pantera, "Cemetary Gates"
CHANTS, "Gossamer" 
Lemolo, "Hold Light"
Futurebirds, "DeadBeat Holes"
Dirty Nil, "Zombie Eyed"
Gloria Ann Taylor, "World That's Not Real"
John Lennon, "God"
John Lennon, "Mind Games"
Emmylou Harris, "Another Lonesome Morning" 
Bob Seger, "Night Moves" 
Stone Temple Pilots, "Vasoline"
Stone Temple Pilots, "Sex Type Thing"
Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, "Circles (Strombo Session)"
The Generationals, "Put A Light On"
Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, "Way She Moves (Strombo Session)"
Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, "Jean Genie (Strombo Session)" 
Velvet Revolver, "Fall To Pieces"  

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.