zz top

  • Thu
    Nov 28
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 01
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

dance mashups from 1983

whew!...what a show i'm gonna try to pull off this week: featuring great dance tracks from 1983--like prince, michael jackson, cyndi lauper (pictured), the cure, ub40, herbie hancockthe police, and david bowie. but that's not all! (just classic dance tracks would be boring, predictable, and not worthy of the uniqueness that is kruu!)

cyndi laupereach classic dance song from 1983 is mashed together with another great song! got it? get the idea?  

here're some mashups you'll hear: michael jackson vs daft punk's "billie jean get lucky," ub40 vs herbie hancock's "red red rockit," whitney houston vs. cyndi lauper's "girls just wanna dance with somebody," the eurythmics vs. the white stripes' "sweet dreams of the seven nation army," and my favorite: the police vs ben e king's "stand by every breath you take."

here's a list of all the mashups.

  • Thu
    Aug 15
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 18
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

1973 light and heavy

jackson browne

 

40 years of music was just all over the place: zz top was exploring tex-americana with "la grange," while british band wishbone ash (17 minutes) and dutch group focus (19 minutes) were exploring the full range of creative, instrumental, rock improv.

then there were subtle, funny, and sweet songs from jackson browne [pictured], funkiness from curtis mayfield, a strange throwback (and forgotten #1) tune by former pink floyd and beatles' engineer, norman "hurricane" smith, and bob dylan's soundtrack tune from "billy and the kid."

all the songs are here.

  • Thu
    Apr 05
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 08
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

1979 - Post disco

pink floyd

i always thought there was something contrived or phone about the disco music of the 70s. and it seems that in the year 1979, the rest of the music world agreed.

there was plenty of great dance music in 1979 (sparks, michael jackson, blondie, the clash), but the music scene began to turn its back on disco: pink floyd's [right] "the wall," joni mitchell and jaco pastorius performing charles mingus jazz compositions, stevie wonder with a double album extolling the sensitivities and virtues of plants and enlightenment...

all in all, a transitional year, beginning some new directions.

the playlist.