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Saturday December 25th, 2021 with Steve Kirkland
'twas the night after the night before

Merry Christmas. If that's not your bag, Happy Holidays. At the very least, peace, warmth, comfort and health. For the past 21 months, there has been no live-in-the-studio CKCU broadcasts, sadly. Recent local, regional, provincial, federal and global developments further threaten a return to live radio, but you can still rely on CKCU to deliver the goods. Lockout from the studio means home recording. Home recording, for me and most at CKCU, means total reliance on technology and music in purely digital form. Bah. I miss spinning vinyl. My programs over this stretch have been heavy on the 2000s, especially new releases and the 2010s. Ensures I play new releases but means I ignore or omit a LOT of music on vinyl that I would otherwise be playing on the radio. All this to say, tonight's program provides respite from this preponderence. I'm not playing any vinyl. But I'm not playing a lot of 2000s music. None, in fact. Further in fact, all of tonight's playlist is music recorded between (and including) 1967 and 1989. Love it... or love it.
Human Beings
A NEON ROME - V.A.: Elvis Mondays Vol. 1 - 1994, Kinectic Records, recorded in 1988 Canadian
Keep On (alternate version)
JOHN MARTYN - Ain’t No Saint (Box Set) - 2008, Island, recorded in 1972
Bo Diddley Jam (live)
SPACEMEN 3 - Spacemen Are Go! - 1996, Bomp, recorded in 1989
The DEMICS - New York City (compilation) - 1996, Other People’s Music, recorded in 1978 Canadian
Running to the Convent
DRY ICE - 7-inch A-side - 1969, B&C Records
M.R.Q. - 7-inch B-side - 1969, RCA Victor Canadian
De Profundis (instrumental)
The REVOLUTIONARY ARMY of the INFANT JESUS - The Gift of Tears - 1987, Probe Plus
SKINNY PUPPY - Remission mini-album - 1984, Nettwerk Canadian
Rocket U.S.A.
SUICIDE - Suicide - 1977, Red Star Records
The Lyon Game (Musical Bed)
PHONO-COMB - Fresh Gasoline - 1996, Quarterstick Records Canadian
FREE - Songs of Yesterday (Box Set) - 2008, Island, recorded in 1972
Love Resumé
The SINGING FOOLS - Cruisin’ ’84 ep - 1984, self-released Canadian
To Be Someone (demo)
The JAM - 1977 (Box Set) - 1997, Polydor, recorded in 1978
Evil Woman
The TROGGS - On Air – The Lost Broadcast - 2018, Vogon, recorded in 1967
First to Third Round
The 222’s - She Wants Revenge (compilation) - 2006, Sonik's Chicken Shrimp, recorded in 1980 Canadian
(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
The BIRTHDAY PARTY - The John Peel Sessions - 2001, Strange Fruit, recorded in 1981
Siberia (instrumental)
LOVE of LIFE ORCHESTRA - Casino 12” ep - 1982, Expanded Music
PERE UBU - The Art of Walking - 1980, Rough Trade
HONOURABLE SIR VICTOR UWAIFO and his TITIBITIS - Back To Town - Superstar - 1982, Polydor Nigeria
Here Among the Cats
MAX WEBSTER - Max Webster - 1975, Anthem Canadian
Little Scratch
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & his MAGIC BAND - The Dust Blows Forward (comp) - 1999, Rhino, recorded in 1972
Rheinhardt & Geraldine
KEVIN AYERS and the WHOLE WORLD - Shooting at the Moon - 1970, Harvest
The Lyon Game
PHONO-COMB - Fresh Gasoline - 1996, Quarterstick Records Canadian
Let Me Dream If I Want To (Amphetamine Blues)
MINK DEVILLE - 12-inch ep - 1981, Atlantic
Sugar Man
MERRYWEATHER & CAREY - Vacuum Cleaner - 1971, RCA Victor Canadian
Rock Me
The FACES - Five Guys Walk Into a Bar (Box Set) - 2004, Warner Bros, recorded in 1975
No Feelings
The SEX PISTOLS - 76-77 - 2021, UMC Europe, recorded in 1976
I Love Livin’ in the City
FEAR - 7-inch B-side - 1978, Criminal Records
Physical World
The SOUND - Physical World ep - 1979, Tortch
Lord of the Ringside
CLOWN - 7-inch A-side - 1972, CBS
Hurdy Gurdy man (Donovan cover)
EARTHA KITT - 7-inch A-side - 1970, Spark
Tell Me
GALAXIE 500 - On Fire - 1989, Rough Trade
FIVE MAN ELECTRICAL BAND - 7-inch A-side - 1974, Polydor Canadian
Oliver Swan
BILLY SWAN - Four - 1977, Monument
Steam (instrumental)
ARCHIE SHEPP - Montreaux II - 2006, Black Lion, recorded in 1975
Interactive CKCU
Merry Christmas!

6:03 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
et toi aussi Benoît

6:05 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
Hope you are having (or had) Happy holidays, happy times and/or contentment and comfort.

6:23 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
Anyone remember The Singing Fools?

6:42 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
I'm guessing mostly an empty house tonight, hoping On Demand will draw you in...

6:57 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
ABCD >< >< >< >< ><? MR no >< >< >< ><. OSAR

6:59 PM, December 25th, 2021
Man, Rod Stewart before he went all ladies' man! Was so great!

7:23 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
Agree with you entirely Benoît!

7:26 PM, December 25th, 2021
Tony Paskell
I think a lot of us are feeling the shock and awe of the pandemic right now... along with what's becoming the usual climate mayhem. We live in interesting times, like it or lump it. Anyway, Merry Crimbo !

7:34 PM, December 25th, 2021
Yes! The Sound 👌

7:38 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
Cheers Tony!

7:39 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
Hi Wally, wondered if you were aboard...

7:39 PM, December 25th, 2021
Steve Kirkland (host)
Happy New Year! Looking and listening forward to what 2021 will bring musically... Cheers

7:49 PM, December 25th, 2021
Great show. Extremely varied. And not christmassy, bit of a relief, that! M.C. once more!

7:57 PM, December 25th, 2021
Dropped in & out...Merry Christmas...or Happy Pagan Festivus!

8:14 PM, December 25th, 2021