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Loading Zone(See link to playlist below). In 1967 during their first American tour, The Who played the Fillmore West and Paul Fauerso's The Loading Zone (1968 album cover) opened the show.   You willmarshall crenshaw hear an interview with Fauerso telling stories from the early days and music from recent Loading Zone CD, Blue Flame. You will also hear tracks from Marshall Crenshaw's 2009 CD, Jaggedland. Noted singer-songwriter and guitarist, Crenshaw (photo) is known for tight leads and offbeat chord progressions.  More tracks from The Amorphous Androgynous. Where else do you hear music like this?

amorphous androgynous(Link to playlist at bottom). Iron Butterfly 1970 recording, "In the Time of Our Lives" launches this week's program... just to recall our roots.  When the prolific UK electronic duo, Future Sound of London (FSOL), assume their alter ego identity as Amorphous Androgynous, members Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans dive deeply into '70s style psychedelic rock. On this show, you will hear from AA's 2010 CD, Peppermint Tree and the Seeds of Superconsciousness(album photo).  

steve miller(See link to play list at bottom). Sounding better than ever vocally, Steve Miller (photo) and his band just released a new CD, "Bingo!" and on this week's show you will hear two tracks. Paul fairport conventionMcCartney returns with additional tracks from CD, Flaming Pie.  Johnsmith (recent Fairfield performer) offers two tracks from CD, Traveler.  But, hold tight, for UK legendary  folk-rock band, Fairport Convention (photo), performing Fringe Toast favorite 1970-track, "Sloth", an epic nine-minute commentary on the folly of war.  It's the extended instrumental segments that will carry you away.

paul mccartney(play list link at bottom of this article).   Dear Friends:  As host of Fringe Toast, I write this article in first person tonight because it is important that you plan carefully to hear this remarkable collection of fine tunes... rarely heard and delightful music! david LaFlammePaul McCartney (photo) takes center stage with tracks from his 1997 CD, Flaming Pie. You will also hear an extremely rare version of the '60s classic, "White Bird" recorded in 2003 by David LaFlamme Band.  David (photo) was the composer and electric violinist in the original recording by It's a Beautiful Day.  This version reveals new delicious flavors. You don't want to miss this track early in the first hour.

kottke09(See link to play list at bottom of article.) Collecting tracks across the USA and around the globe, DJ Andy Bargerstock  presents some of his most recent delightful finds of compellingly beautiful folk/rock bands.  The program begins with a set of fringe-group performances of famous cover songs originally done by The Beatles, aidan hawkenEverly Brothers, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, and Rolling Stones. Imagine Leo Kottke (photo), acoustic guitar virtuoso doing Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotions"! Leo played last year at Englert Theater in Iowa City. Yeah, really, he wants to come to Fairfield! 

Then, late in the program, you'll hear from Aidan Hawken (photo right) with his moving eulogy to his marriage breakup on 2005 CD, Pillows and Records.  Prepare to settle in for the entire show.  Invite a friend, a favorite libation, and lower the lights.  You'll be glad you did.

lisa hanniganSee PLAYLIST at bottom of article. This week's show features the music of Ohio-based jam band, Ekoostik Hookah (photo) and a recent single release from Fringe Toast favorite, Lisa Hannigan (photo).  Is she adorable?  You'll also hear an extremelyekoostik hookah rare track, "Granny on the Gramophone" from Natural Food (1972) with band member links to Fairfield.  Tune in to discover more....about the best music you've never heard before.

steve winwood(See link to playlist at bottom). When DJ Andy Bargerstock first heard Steve Winwood (photo) and his band Traffic LIVE in 1970, they had just released the classic album,kate havnevik John Barleycorn Must Die. Listen early for the title track followed by same-era artists Pentangle featuring John Renbourn and guitar wizard, Robin Trower.  Hold tight for Norwegian singer, Kate Havnevik (photo), with her Imogen Heap influenced vocals and fashion proclivities.  Close your eyes and you will swear its Imogen.  Are you listening David H, loyal IH fan? You don't want to miss this performance.

eddie turner(See link to play list at bottom). In July, Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner (photo) will play at the Fairfield Sondheim Civic Center.  You don't want to miss this event.  And, DJ Andy Bargerstock will educate your ears on this subject with two marvelous tracks that show the influences of his years in the Chicago music scene where he collaborated with legends including Otis Taylor who will also be heard in this opening set of blues.  The first track of the night by Ian and Sylvia melody gardot(1966) with "Catfish Blues" reveals a different side of their music.  Melody Gardot (photo) sings the jazz/blues  will such nuance and subtlety.

Blind FaithBLIND FAITH Jam #3 will be the featured track of the evening.  Recorded originally in BLIND FAITH 1970 by Clapton, Baker, Winwood and Grech under the band name, Blind Faith, this unreleased 12 minute jam session was unavailable until the 2002 remastering of the classic album.  
The Doors will contribute this week with three fringe tracks from three different albums.  You'll also hear from the Dave's, i.e., Dave Mason and David Crosby.  But, the treats of the night may be Ben Harper's, "Another Lonely Day," or Pieta Brown's, "Tears Won't Do Any Good," or Zero 7's, "Red Dust."  
Just when you think you have landed again on Earth, your host, Andy Bargerstock, will take you on another ride ending the show with extended set of music by Enigma and Fripp & Eno.
  • Wed
    May 19
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 25
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Lost in the '70s PART 2

Originally broadcast on 4/25/07, Andy Bargerstock will present Part 2 of "Lost in the 1970s", a special edition of Fringe Toast that takes you back to the experience of deep tracks FM radio from around 1975.  The Fringe Toast man will lead you through seldom heard songs and instrumentals of that golden era of rock music. Click here for playlist.

SpiritYou will hear music from Dave Mason, Brian Prothroe, Keef Hartley Band, HP Lovecraft, Quicksilver Messenger Service, RenaissKeef Hartleyance, Grand Funk Railroad, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Blind Faith and more.... Most of these tunes are not classic in the sense of the TOP 40 List.  But, they are classics in the most sublime, biochemical, endorphin-producing ways.   Mark your calendar and spread the word about this special program.

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