Rules Free Radio Apr 11

Written by on 04/11/2023

Tuesdays 2pm – 5pm  EST Rules Free Radio With Steve  Caplan

On the next Rules Free Radio with Steve Caplan, in the second hour, we’ll remember lyricist Keith Reid whose poetic lyrics are heard in the music of Procol Harum including their classic, Whiter Shade of Pale. Before and after we’ll hear a lot of new releases with some classics sprinkled in. There is a new album by Depeche Mode, The Nude Party, singer-songwriter Caroline Rose, Linda Smith & Nancy Andrews, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, Hollie Kenniff, Downpilot, Kate Davis, Crickle, and a bunch of others including some great new Jazz releases that we’ll hear in the last set. Classics from Annie Lennox, The dB’s, Paul Carrack, Cat Stevens, Icehouse, Jules Shear, Cocktail Slippers, and a few more. We’ll hear a new recording of the War classic, The World Is a Ghetto, as done by Billy Valentine and The Universal Truth.


On this week’s Rules Free Radio with Steve Caplan, we’ll do a tribute to a giant in the music business that we recently lost. Seymour Stein was the founder of Sire Records. He is responsible for signing then-unknown artists who would go on to have massive success and become staples of Rock and Pop music. The long list of artists he signed includes The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, The English Beat, Blondie, The Smiths, and perhaps the biggest of them all, Madonna. That’s in the second hour.

Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away at the age of 71. He was a composer, pianist, synthesizer player, and producer who was a member of the influential techno band Yellow Magic Orchestra. Sakamoto scored many films including director Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emporer for which Sakamoto won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. His music and collaborations included pop artists from David Sylvian to Cyndi Lauper. We’ll hear a good helping of music he was involved with along with other music to complement his.

And the new releases just keep on coming. So this first hour we’re going to sample some of those including The Beths, The No Ones, Boygenius, Star Collector, Sunbirds, The New Pornographers, Damien Jurado, Altin Gun, and others.

Boygenius – Not Strong Enough

The No Ones – Phil Ochs is Dead

The Beths – Watching The Credits

Altin Gun – Badi Sabah Olmadan

Råttanson – Go Where You Feel the Most Alive

Elspeth Tremblay & The Treatment – Backseat

Star Collector – Beat It To Death

Slamdinistas – There You Go Again

Nick Piunti – Heart Stops Beating

Sunbirds – Hey

The Autumns – Abbey in an Oak Tree

The New Pornographers – Angelcover

Damien Jurado – I Was a Line

Billianne – Full Circle

Boygenius – Cool About It

Belle & Sebastian – Seymour Stein

The Assembly – Never Never

The Undertones – Teenage Kicks

The Normal – Warm Leatherette

Silicon Teens – Just Like Eddie

The Ramones – I Remember You

Flamin’ Groovies – Please Please Girl

The Smiths – Hand In Glove

Ride – Kaleidoscope

Blondie – Dreaming

Yaz – Only You

Lou Reed – Dirty Blvd.

The English Beat – Save it for Later

Talking Heads – I Zimbra

Depeche Mode – Strangelove

Duncan Dhu – En Algún Lugar

Pretenders – Talk of the Town

Chicago – Magical Mystery Tour

Cyndi Lauper – Eventually

Twilight Muse – Dreamspace

Yellow Magic Orchestra – You’ve Got to Help Yourself

Ryuichi Sakamoto – You Do Me

The Sugarcubes – Hit

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Once In A Lifetime

Morelenbaum2 – Fotographia

Brad Mehldau – If I Needed Someone

Arto Lindsay – Sovereign

Morelenbaum2 – Bonita

Ryuichi Sakamoto – 20220207

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