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The Strombo Show: Chuck Ragan & Nate Mendel

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, April 19, 2015

Listen to the April 19, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show. 


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 is joined by two modern rock mainstays, Chuck Ragan and Nate Mendel for intimate conversations in his home.  

Chuck Ragan is an American singer-songwriter and punk scene veteran, formerly of the band Hot Water Music. His scratchy pipes are passionate and distinguishable as heard on his fourth solo album, 'Till Midnight'. He joins George for an acoustic performance ahead of his European tour. 

We'll also be joined by resident Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel to celebrate his solo venture, Lieutenant. He opens up about his decision to break independently, his legacy with the Foos and his hardcore youth.

As always, we tip our hats to those groundbreakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spinning the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and we send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.

Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!

M7. Hot Chip, "Need You Now"
M6. HUMANS, "Follow"
M5. Purity Ring, "Flood on the Floor"
M4. Jamie XX, "Loud Places"
M3. NEEDS, "Walk, Cycle or Take Transit Like Jehu"
M2. Faith Healer, "Canonized"
M1. Kappa Chow, "JUMP"

Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star" 
Queen, "Another One Bites The Dust"
Hot Chip, "Need You Now"
Jimmy Cliff, "I Can See Clearly Now (Acoustic)"
Arcade Fire, "Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix)"
Rara Fanm, "Gede"
HUMANS, "Follow"
Gil Scott-Heron, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
Eric B & Rakim, "Don't Sweat The Technique"
Purity Ring, "Flood on the Floor"
Shad, "Progress (Pt. 1: American Pie, Pt. II: The Future Is Here"
Angel Olsen, "Forgiven / Forgotten"
Jamie XX, "Loud Places"
Chrissy Zebby Tembo, "Trouble Maker"
Beck, "Novacane"
Thunderclap Newman, "Something In The Air"
Neil Young, "Journey Through The Past"
+44, "Interlude"
Will Currie & The Country French, "No Nothing"
NEEDS, "Walk, Cycle or Transit Like Jehu"
C.W. McCall, "Convoy"
Link Wray & His Ray Men, "Rumble"
Hot Water Music, "Remedy"
Chuck Ragan, "Angel Band"
Circle Jerks, "Wild In The Streets" 
Cory Branan, "The No Hit Wonder"
Chuck Ragan, "The Flame In The Flood"
Chuck Ragan, "Bedroll Lullaby"
Propagandhi, "Instrumental"
Faith Healer, "Canonized"
Hayden, "Dynamite Walls"
Benjamin Booker, "Always Waiting"
Tom Waits, "Hoist That Rag"
Etta James, "Something's Got A Hold On Me"
Idris Muhammed, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This?"
Minor Threat, "Don't Wanna Hear It"
Lieutenant, "Rattled"
Foo Fighters, "Feat & The Famine"
Panda Bear, "Boys Latin"
Henry Jackman, "Project Insight"
Kappa Chow, "Jump"
The War On Drugs, "Burning"
Supertramp, "Downstream" 

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.