45s and Other Revolutions: A-Sides beginning with the letter K and some that begins with the letter L.


January 18th, 2019

56 mins 29 secs

Season 4

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Queen [00:26]
a side: "Killer Queen"
b side: "Flick of the Wrist"
Elektra Records E-45226 1974
Totally killer. Queen's first foray onto the American charts, reaching #12 on the Hot 100. And it won Freddie Mercury his first Ivor Novello Award.

Steve Martin (and the Toot Uncommons) [06:41]
a side: "King Tut"
b side: "Sally Goodin/Hoedown at Alice's"
Warner Bros. Records WBS 8577 1978
The pinnacle of comedy as far as my adolescent self was concerned.

Lita Ford [13:44]
a side: "Kiss Me Deadly (Special Radio Version)"
b side: "Kiss Me Deadly (LP Version)"
RCA Records 6866-7 1988
From the promo copy on the back of the sleeve: "If early sales are any indication, she just might be the female Whitesnake." says Bob Bell, New Releases Buyer, Wherehouse Entertainment. Indeed.

Dawn [21:46]
a side: "Knock Three Times"
b side: "Home"
Bell Records 938 1970
Yes, the label just says "Dawn".

Paul Simon [28:28]
a side: "Kodachrome"
b side: "Tenderness"
Columbia Records 4-45859 1973
I think there's a filter for that.

Round Robin [34:58]
a side: "Land of a Thousand Dances (The Na Na Song)"
b side: "Yea Yea"
Domain Records DM 1420 1965
Los Angeles's own dance-craze recordmeister Round Robin.

The Mar-Keys [39:59]
a side: "Last Night"
b side: "Night Before"
Satellite S-107 1960
The first house band for Stax records, featuring Charles Axton on sax and Steve Cropper on... second organ.

Chic [44:48]
a side: "Le Freak"
b side: "Savoir Faire"
Atlantic Records 3519 1978
According to Nile Rogers, the chorus was originally going to be "Fuck Off" but you can't get a smash radio hit with that kind of title.

Music behind the DJ: "Quentin's Theme (from Dark Shadows)" by Joe Reisman and his Orchestra.

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