Did you enjoy last week’s all 70s show in covers? Then you’re going to love this week’s Brainwaves, too – it’s the exact same playlist, song by song, but this time all the music is by the original artists. It’s nothing but 70s this week – with Big Star, the Bee Gees, Bruce Springsteen, Credence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, the Hudson Brothers, Three Dog Night, Chicago and not one but three Pink Floyd songs!
This week’s Brainwaves is the most fun you’ve had since the 70s. That’s because the entire show is music from the 1970s – done as covers by modern artists. You’ll hear covers of songs by Rod Stewart, Carole King, Jim Croce, Chicago, Pink Floyd, Three Dog Night, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Bread and more. Covered by artists including Voice of the Beehive, Ugly Kid Joe, R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Aimee Mann, The Wallflowers and even Def Leppard.
This week’s Brainwaves is one you definitely don’t want to “pass over.” That’s because every song on the show has to do with this week’s Jewish holiday of Passover. You’ll hear songs about Egypt, Pharaohs, slaves, princes, Israelites, snakes, frogs, hail, blood, bread, the desert and even a song about Moses. With bands including Neko Case, Morrissey, Oingo Boingo, Weezer, The Cure, Blitzen Trapper, Kishi Bashi and more.
On this week’s Brainwaves: the song about which Brian has been dreaming about starting the show for over 30 years. What song? You’ll have to tune in to find out. Plus music from Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, Weezer, Green Day, Josh Pyke, Beck, Snow Patrol, Alan Parsons, Superchunk, Keane, R.E.M., and Q-Feel’s 80s dance anthem Dancing in Heaven (Orbital BeBop).
No, Boston-based singer-songwriter Mike Cavanaugh never teamed up with 70s prog rockers Yes. But they’re both on this week’s Brainwaves. Two songs from Cavanaugh open the show. And I’ve got the full 18-minute “Close to the Edge” suite from Yes. Plus music from Pete Shelley, the National, Procol Harem, Keane, Tori Amos, the Flaming Lips, the Bats and more.