"One likes to believe in the freedom of music..."
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.
We ranged over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new. George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist of the legendary band Rush, for a rare and intimate conversation from George's home.
Aside from being one third of the holy trinity, Peart is a celebrated author, and he recently released his seventh title: Far And Near: On Days Like These. With George, they explored his open road journeys, spun some Nina Simone and reflected on 40 years of Rush.
As always, we tipped our hats to those ground-breakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spun the best new tracks, paid tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and sent you into the collective horizontal with the Big Lie Down.
For more Neil Peart, watch the complete, extended interview below:
CSNY / Ohio
PRINCE / Let's Go Crazy
BADBADNOTGOOD / Gunshowers (Feat. Elzhi)
BEASTIE BOYS / Pass The Mic
PRINS POLO / Hamstra Sjarma
DJ KOOL, BIZ MARKIE, & DOUG E. FRESH / Let Me Clear My Throat (Old School Reuinion Remix '96)
DEAD WEATHER / Buzzkill(er)
DANIEL JOHNSTON / When I Met You
KING TUFF / Sun Medallion
THE RUNAWAYS / You Drive Me Wild
PJ HARVEY / Red Right Hand
BJORK / Bachelorette
BAD BRAINS / Leaving Babylon
SPOON / You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
THE PHARMACY / Masten Lake Lagoon
RUSH / The Spirit Of Radio
SCOTT DUNBAR / Easy Rider
KATE RUSBY / My Young Man
NINA SIMONE / Strange Fruit
RUSH / Something For Nothing
FOO FIGHTERS / Something From Nothing
BUDDY RICH / Machine
RUSH / Tom Sawyer
SAMMY DAVIS JR./ What The World Needs Now Is Love
GOGOL BORDELLO / Start Wearing Purple
TOM WAITS / 'Til The Money Runs Out
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE / Make It Wit Chu
VAN HALEN / You Really Got Me
DEPECHE MODE / Route 66
NUDE BEACH / Yesterday
DANIEL LANOIS / Sioux Lookout
TINARIWEN/ Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Sessions
WU TANG CLAN / Ruckus In 8 Minor
A TRIBE CALLED RED / Electric Pow Wow Drum
DOMINIQUE YOUNG UNIQUE / Throw It Down
SUSANNE SUNDFOR / Fade Away
TAMMY WYNETTE / Stand By My Man
AIMEE MANN / Wise
DANIEL JOHNSTON / True Love Will Find You In The End
JOHNNY CASH/ Hurt
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.