Brainwaves – July 12, 2016 – Prog rock and “captains”

Brainwaves iconThis week’s Brainwaves starts with my favorite new Israeli prog rock band, Aperco. They sound like a cross between Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis and the Tubes, with soaring guitar solos, spiritual synthesizer riffs and even a main melody played on the flute. Also on the show: a “captain” set with Elton John, Sterolab, Spizzenergi, Guster and Blues Image. Plus a cool acoustic version of the Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer, the return of the Feelies, and Weird Al Yankovic meets Toni Basil.

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Band Song
Aperco Awaken
Camel The Miller’s Tale
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase
The Feelies Should Be Gone
Joan Jett Love is All Around (cover: The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme)
They Might Be Giants Boss of Me
Weird Al Yankovic Ricky
Toni Basil Hey Mickey
Musical Youth Pass the Dutchie
After the Fire Der Kommissar
Kristin Hersh (with Michael Stipe) Your Ghost
R.E.M. Swan Swan Hummingbird
Galaxie 500 Parking Lot
The Wild Swans Revolutionary Spirit
Spuyten Duyvil The Cruel War
The Beach Boys Caroline No
Blues Image Ride Captain Ride
Spizzenergi Where’s Captain Kirk?
Stereolab Captain Easychord
Guster The Captain
Elton John The Captain and the Kid
The Flaming Lips The Strange Design of Conscience
Fortis Right Now
Monika Sex All the Guys
The Monochrome Set The Lighter Side of Dating
The Guild (feat. Felicia Day) (Do You Wanna Date) My Avatar
The Cranberries Ridiculous Thoughts
Talking Heads Psycho Killer (acoustic)
The Killers Rudy Don’t Take Your Love to Town (cover: Kenny Rogers)
Tweedy Summer Noon
Aperco A Dissonant Sound Within

Author: Brian Blum

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