45s and Other Revolutions: A-Sides beginning with the letter W as in Whiskey.


October 4th, 2019

1 hr 6 mins 9 secs

Season 4

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Jo-Ann Campbell [00:26]
a side: "Wait a Minute"
b side: "(It's True) I'm in Love with You"
Gone Records Gone 5014 1957
Some toe-tappin pop rock from 1957.

Lou Reed [05:22]
a side: "Walk on the Wild Side"
b side: "Vicious"
RCA Records GB-10162 1973
The grooviest of bass grooves performed by journeyman Herbie Flowers on both upright and fretless electric basses. And in this 1975 reissue, a vicious b-side. The original single was released in 1972 as a double a-side with "Perfect Day". Hunt down the Classic Albums episode of Transformer if you haven't already seen it. You won't be disappointed.

Ko Ko Taylor [13:20]
a side: "Wang Dang Doodle"
b side: "Blues Heaven"
Checker Records 1135 1966
A hot hot single from Ms. Taylor, with the song's writer Willie Dixon joining in on vocals and Buddy Guy along side Johnny "Twist" Williams on guitar.

Freddy Fender [18:45]
a side: "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights"
b side: "I Love My Rancho Grande"
ABC Dot Records DOA-17558 1975
A very successful re-recording of his 1959 Duncan Records single. This one made it all the way up to number 8 on the US Hot 100. On the flipside we have some mighty fine Tejano.

Kowloon Walled City a side: "The Way It Will Be" [25:17]
Dangers b side, track 1: "This Mystic Decade" [30:38]
Thou b side, track 2: "Constantly" [34:14]
Lingua Ignota b side, track 3: "Sexless/No Sex" [36:33]
Sisters in Christ SIC004 2019
Released as a benefit for their store in New Orleans, this Sisters in Christ features Kowloon Walled City covering Gillian Welch with friends of KWTF Josh Staples and Sara Sanger on vocals, Dangers covering Hot Snakes, Thou covering Cower, and Lingua Ignota covering Iron Lung.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy [38:17]
a side: "We All, Us Three, Will Ride"
b side: "Barcelona"
Isota Records sody005 2002
Another fine Isota Records release, this time from Will Oldham. The a-side is a revision of his earlier "We All, Us Three, Will Ride" from Palace Music's 1995 Viva Last Blues and the flipside a rollicking tale about the Catalonian capital.

The Go-Go's [49:28]
a side: "We Got the Beat"
b side: "Can't Stop the World"
I.R.S. Records IR-9903 1981
The breakout his from the L.A. ladies we visited in the last episode that evidently stemmed out of their covering The Miracles "Going to a Go Go". The b-side is pretty great too.

Runt [55:22]
a side: "We Gotta Get You a Woman"
b side: "Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands"
Ampex Records X-31001 1970
Todd Rundgren's post-Nazz pre-solo album, which is basically Tood plus the Sales brothers. This single made it to number 20 on the Hot 100 and would later be covered by The Four Tops.

Music behind the DJ: "A View to a Kill (That Fatal Kiss)" by John Barry.

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