Chargement en cours

An error has occurred. Please

Elvis Costello visits the House of Strombo and we celebrate Neil Young’s 70th birthday

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, November 8, 2015

Listen to the November 8, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show. 


"Radio is a sound salvation." 

The Strombo Show runs 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 welcomes the legendary Elvis Costello onto the program for a feature conversation, plus many special guests visit to commemorate the 70th birthday of Neil Young, which is Nov. 12.

Costello went from country-rock to new wave and has grown into one of the most sophisticated, prolific and celebrated songwriters. His growth has led to collaborations with his idols that range from Burt Bacharach to Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan to Allen Toussaint. After many years of notably rejecting the notion of hardcover reflection, Costello has written a documentation of his stories in the book Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. 

In the House of Strombo, Costello recounts personal experiences with the likes of Joe Strummer of the Clash, Solomon Burke and Aretha Franklin, and marvels at the artistry of his partner, Diana Krall. 

To honour the life and music of Canadian icon Neil Young, we open the door for many friends of the show to perform covers and discuss the infinite influence of the godfather of grunge. These guests include City And Colour, Basia Bulat, Hannah Georgas, Evening Hymns, Reuben and the Dark, Lowell, Rah Rah, Joel Plaskett, the Weather Station, Barenaked Ladies, Nardwuar the Human Serviette and Jann Arden. 

Also, George will exclusively debut new tunes from Montreal synth-poppers Foxtrott and Toronto punks Cancer Bats, who cover Joel Plaskett, as produced by Plaskett.

C'mon baby, let's go downtown! Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective! 

Magnificent 7

Grimes, "Scream (ft. Aristophanes)"
Foxtrott, "Shields"
Chance the Rapper, "Angels"
Black Longs, "FortThe Love Of Ivy"
Savages, "The Answer"
Blood Orange, "Sandra's Smile"
Cancer Bats, "Through and Through and Through" 


The Beatles, "Something"
The Chemical Brothers, "K+D+B"
Neil Young, "Walk With Me"
The Supremes, "Second That Emotion" 
The Supremes, "Someday We'll Be Together (Live)"
The Clash, "Magnificent Seven"
Grimes, "Scream (ft. Aristophanes)"
Kanye West, "Robocop"
Foxtrott, "Shields"
The Kills, "Dreams"
Stevie Wonder, "Living for the City"
Chance the Rapper, "Angels"
Iron Maiden, "The Number of the Beast"
Black Lungs, "For the Love if Ivy"
Savages, "The Answer"
Arcade Fire, "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"
Elvis Costello, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding"
Elvis Costello, "Veronica"
Coleman Hawkins, "The Sheik of Araby" 
Solomon Burke, "A Change Is Gonna Come (Ft. Aretha Franklin) (Live)"
Aretha Franklin, "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
Bob Dylan, "Tears of Rage"
Johnny Cash, "The Beast in Me"
Larkin Poe, "Don't"
Blood Orange, "Sandra's Smile" 
Brika, "It Wasn't Me" 
Cancer Bats, "Through And Through And Through"
Tom Waits, "Just Another Sucker On The Vine"
Tom Waits, "Lucky Day" 
Mynah Birds, "I'll Wait Forever"
City And Colour, "Cowgirl In The Sand (Strombo Session)"
Rah Rah, "Barstool Blues (Strombo Session)"
Neil Young, "Razor Love"
Reuben And The Dark, "Helpless (Strombo Session)"
Reuben And The Dark, "Untitled Song (Strombo Session)"
Neil Young, "Old Man"
Lowell, "My My, Hey Hey (Strombo Session)"
The Weather Station, "Peace Of Mind (Strombo Session)"
Pixies, "Winterlong" 
Basia Bulat, "Tell Me Why (Strombo Session)"
Evening Hymns, "Birds"
Hannah Georgas, "Harvest Moon" 

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.