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Metric in the House of Strombo

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, September 27, 2015

Listen to the September 27, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show. 


"Holding off your freedom of speech. Rage against the dying of the light."

​We're back! 

The Strombo Show r​an​ 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 ​is joined by Metric​, ​one of our nation's finest musical exports, for an intimate conversation and acoustic performance.

After five studio albums in the band's arsenal, kinships with musical icons like Lou Reed and having privately entertained the Queen of England, Metric decided to go on hiatus. Divided between Toronto and Nicaragua, the band's silent intention resulted in two full-length albums.

In the House of Strombo, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw perform songs from that first companion piece, Pagans In Vegas, discuss the followup album and delve into their musical heritage.

Also, we're joined by a few friends of the program, including Alison Mosshart of the Kills and Dead Weather. 

Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!

Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star"
Chemical Brothers, “K+D+B”
Meat Loaf, “Bat Out Of Hell”
Susan Sarandon, “Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me”\
Saltwater Sun, “Making Eyes”
Nicole Dollaganger, “You’re So Cool”
David Bowie, “Queen Bitch”
Rancid, “Roots Radicals”
Desmond Dekker, “007 (Shanty Town)”
Eddie Grant, “Electric Avenue”
Raggadeath, “Electric Avenue”
Irene Cara, “Flashdance (Oh What A Feeling)”
The Police, “Every Breath You Take”
Julia Holter, “Sea Calls Me Home”
Dr. Dre, “One Shot One Kill (Ft. Snoop Dogg)”
Metric, "The Governess" (Strombo Session)
Metric, "Lie Lie Lie" (Strombo Session)
Metric, "Cascades" (Strombo Session)
Depeche Mode, "I Feel You"
The Zombies, "Time Of The Season"
The Cure, "Disintegration"
Stacey Green Jumps, "Generation Of Morons"
Propagandhi, "Potemkin City Limits"
Buffy Sainte Marie, "Power In The Blood"
Broen, “Iris”
NE-HI, “Drag”
Tom Waits, “Broken Bicycles”
Pearl Jam, “Crazy Mary”
Mary Gauthier, “Drag Queens In Limousines”
Iskwe, “Nobody Knows”
America, “Ventura Highway”
Mykki Blanco, “Lullaby (Ft. Psychoegyptian)”
Etta James, “Something’s Got A Hold On Me”
Lauryn Hill, “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
GZA, “4th Chamber”
BlankOddest and Moniker, “Decision”
Jacqueline Tucci, “Gypsy Death and You”
Fugazi, “By You”
Fugazi, “Bed For The Scraping”
Dilly Dally, “Desire”
Metallica, “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth”
Metallica, “Seek & Destroy”
Phia, “15 Step”
Dolly Parton, “Here I Am”
Daniel Norgren, “I Waited For You”
Roch, “Closer”
Otis Redding, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”
Ani DiFranco, “Dilate”
Massive Attack, “Teardrop”

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.