45s and Other Revolutions: A-Sides beginning with the letter L.


January 25th, 2019

53 mins 57 secs

Season 4

Your Host

About this Episode

The Hombres [mm:ss]
a side: "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)"
b side: "Go Girl, Go"
Verve Forecast KF5058 1967
Ugh, booze, cigarettes, women and rock 'n' roll, amirite? jk. A mighty fine Nuggets classic from Memphis's own garage rock band The Hombres.

The Beat [mm:ss]
a side: "Let Me Into Your Life"
b side: "Walking Out on Love"
Columbia Records 1-11161 1979
Goddamn, all killer and no filler on this rad release from the (US) Beat. The a-side co-penned by Eddie Money.

Jimmy McCracklin [mm:ss]
a side: "Let the Door Hit You"
b side: "This Thing"
Minit MN-880 1967
Great stuff from one of the Bay Area greats.

David Bowie [mm:ss]
a side: "Let's Dance"
b side: "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)"
EMI Records B-8158 1983
Yes indeed, that is the illustrious Stevie Ray Vaughan on lead guitar. And the b-side is a little number co-written with Giorgio Moroder for the 1982 Paul Schrader version of Cat People.

Les Cooper & the Soul Rockers [mm:ss]
a side: "Let's Do the Boston Monkey"
b side: "Owee Baby"
Enjoy Records EN 34569 1965
You know I love a good monkey song.

The Cars [mm:ss]
a side: "Let's Go"
b side: "That's It"
Elektra Records E-46063 1979
They're hit single from Candy-O. Dig that Prophet 5! B-side features Benjamin Orr on vox.

Raspberries [mm:ss]
a side: "Let's Pretend (Stereo)"
b side: "Let's Pretend (Mono)"
Capitol Records P-3546 1972
Some nascent power pop from Eric Carmen and company. This promo single features a contest for the Raspberries' Rollswagen. All you have to do is return the entry blank explaining which one of the Raspberries is the "foxiest" and why: Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, Dave Smalley, or Jim Bonfanti. The lucky winner will be the happy owner of the Raspberries' Rollswagen (a VW bug with a Rolls Royce front end) with these "far-out" features:
-Special Raspberry-Pearl paint and green vinyl top, personally designed by George Barris for the Raspberries.
-Foxy fur upholstery! Created by California's leading auto interior designer Harold Mitchell.
-Formula Super Stock Tires on Ansen Sprint Wheels.
-Quadrasonic 8-Track Stereo System! Outasight sound with 4 speakers by Car Tapes, Inc of California.
-A complete Library of 100 Capitol 8-track cartridges! Includes Beatles! Helen Reddy! Rick Springfield, Leon Russel! Many more favorites.
Hoo boy.

Wilbert Harrison One Man Band [mm:ss]
a side: "Let's Work Together (Part 1)"
b side: "Let's Work Together (Part 2)"
Sue Records SUE 11 1969
As true today as it was then. You may be familiar with versions by Canned Heat, Bryan Ferry and as we heard a few episodes, Dwight Yoakam. Fine stuff. An improved variation on his original 1962 "Let's Stick Together".

Music behind the DJ: "Irena's Theme" by Giorgio Moroder.

Episode Comments