Playlist

(2011 – ongoing)

A list of plays.

A list of tunes I’ve played on the radio replayed silently in text on the virtual page.

Transcriptions from radio playlists from my early days of doing a regular live radio slot, first at CKCU-FM in Ottawa (1984-1986) and then at CKUT-FM in Montreal (1987-1994). The list is incomplete, more playlists will be added as time allows (i.e. sporadically).

First, I played “Affection” by Jonathan Richman, then I played “Jungle Jungle” by Seize, then I played “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang, then I played “IOU” by Freeze, then I played “Bitten by a Lovebug” by the Rezillos, then I played “Forget me nots” by Patrice Rushen, then I played “Atmosphere” by Joy Division, then I played “The Kids” by Lou Reed, then I played “Jennifer’s Veil” by the Birthday Party, then I played “Mirror Images” by Van der Graaf Generator, then I played “Children” by Parts Found in Sea, then I played “Heroes” by David Bowie, then I played “L.A. Woman” by the Doors, then I played “Party Train” by the Gap Band, then I played “Small Talk” by Randy Peters, then I played “Beer Song” by Scarlet Drops, then I played “Jealous Again” by Black Flag, then I played “Headline Hunters” by Youth Youth Youth, then I played “That number again folks” by Porcelain Forehead, then I played “Smile” by The Fall, then I played “Piano Piece” by silly affairs of insects, then I played “Blue Lagoon” by Laurie Anderson, then I played “The Act Committed” by Durutti Column, then I played “Virgin Ears, Virgin Eyes” by Bourbonnese Qualk, then I played “Modelwerk” by Bushido, then I played “Second Object” by Biscayne Balloon, then I played “A day such as this” by Pere Ubu, then I played “Picadilly Circus” by Stiff Little Fingers, then I played “Mannish Boy” by the Rolling Stones, then I played a request “The Pump” by Jeff Beck, then I played “Mars, Bringer of War” by Gustav Holst, then I played an excerpt from In darkness there is no choice by Antisect, then I played “What the Hell” by Omega Tribe, then I played “Tapioca Sunrise” by Flux of Pink Indians, then I played “Movement IV (encounter)” by Mandrill, then I played “Anhilation” by Crucifix, then I played “Grave Expectations” by Singing Fools, then I played “To Know Evil” by Annie Anxiety, then I played “Their Corrupting Ways” by the System, then I played “The Supernatural Anaesthetist” by Genesis, then I played “The Great Healer” by Fred Frith, then I played “Concrete Slopes” by the Gist, then I played “Sleepy Theory” by Weekend, then I played “Hey High Class Butcher” by Julian Cope, then I played “Ballad of the Man” by the Virgin Prunes, then I played “Redondo Beach” by Patti Smith, then I played “Present Arms” by UB40, then I played “Papa’s got a brand new bag” by James Brown, then I played “I take what I want” by Sam and Dave, then I played “Don’t be cruel” by Elvis Presley, then I played “Perfidia” by the Ventures, then I played “I heard it through the grapevine” by CCR, then I played “Carry Home” by the Gun Club, then I played “Dirty Business” by Condition, then I played “I’m sorry” by the Inflatable Boy Clams, then I played “Darren Stevens” by the Dave Howard Singers, then I played “I go hungry” by Palace at 4 AM, then I played “Rock It” by Herbie Hancock, then I played “I want water” by African Head Charge, then I played “Detective privé” by JJ Burnel and Dave Greenfield, then I played “Blue Tone” by Clock DVA, then I played “Together” by Kinetic Ideals, then I played “The Old Laughing Lady” by Neil Young, then I played “Mr. Jones” by Direktive 17, then I played “Girl on the phone” by the Jam, then I played “Hitler was a Jew” by the American Devices, then I played “His Good Looking Girlfriend” by the Undertones, then I played “Love You More” by the Buzzcocks, then I played “Ay te dejo en San Antonio” by Los Lobos, then I played “Gloria” by Los Fronterizos, then I played “Poema de la guerra de España” by Juan Peñalver, then I played “Pulse Section I-IV” by Steve Reich last.

Playlist from Sunday March 4, 1984 on the 1am to 7am overnight slot at CKCU-FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

First, I played Andreas Dorau & die MARINAS’ “Fred vom Jupiter” from, then I played “Waltz in Black” by the Stranglers, then I played “Unionize” by the Redskins, then I played Grandmaster Flash’s “White Lines”, then I played “Andropov ’84” by Konstructivits from The Elephant Table compilation, then I played something by William Peter Blatty from The Exorcist, then I played Ruth White reading a poem from Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil, then I played “Third Gear Kills” from Annie Anxiety’s first album on Crass Records, then I played a request for “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple, then I played “The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin, then I played a request for the Tosh and Jagger tune “You Got to Walk and Don’t Look Back”, then I played “It’s Up to You” by the Specials, then I played a bit from “Sorcerer” by Tangerine Dream, then I played “Turmoil” by The Frigidettes, then I played Flipper’s “The Way of the World”, then I played “No Life Like It” by Potential Propaganda, then I played “The Oven is My Friend” by Church Police, then I played “Mass Sterilization” by No Trend, then I played the “I love you” song by silly affairs of insects, then I played one of the sides from the Weary of the Flesh 7″ by Andy T, then I played a track from the Yes Sir, I Will record by Crass, then I played a request for something from The Dreaming by Kate Bush, then I played another request for Janis Joplin’s “One Night Stand”, then I played “My Cat Got Run Over By A Bus” by the Terminal Sunglasses, then I played “L’opéra” by the Barbarapapa, then I played the “Stupid Song” by Negativland, then I played “Every Job” by Arkansaw Man, then I played “Awake” by The Doors, then I played “Blues at Sunrise” by Albert King, then I played “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5, then I played “Caught in my Eye” by the Germs, then I played “Aura Borealis” from Meat Puppets’ II, then I played “Right to be Wild” by D.O.A., then I played “One Good Reason” by the Poison Girls, then I played a request for “My Spine is the Bassline” by Shriekback, then I played “Not Guilty” by Conflict, then I played “Nothing” by the Fugs, then I played “Who’s In Here With Me” by Cravats, then I played “Moonrocks” by the Talking Heads, then I played “Jungle Jazz” by Kool & the Gang, then I played “Took What Didn’t Belong” by L’étranger, then I played “Man Out Of Time” by Elvis Costello from Imperial Bedroom, then I played “Kiss Off” by the Violent Femmes, then I played “Somebody’s Burning” by the Birthday Party, then I played a request for “Desolation Row” by Bob Dylan, then I played “Monkees” by Echo & the Bunnymen, then I played “We’ve Got A Bigger Problem Now” by the Dead Kennedys, then I played an excerpt from Ennio Morricone’s The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, then I played “Just One Kiss” by the Cure, then I played “The Underground” by Breeding Ground, then I played a request for “Once There Was A Time” by Ten Years After, then I played “Creation Dream” by Bruce Cockburn, then I played a track from Spectral Morningsby Steve Hackett, then I played “Flying” by Stan Rogers, then I played a request for Uzeb’s “You Be Easy”, then I played “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye, then I played “Devil or Angel” by the Clovers, then I played “Love Walked In” by the Hi-Lo’s, then I played “Heaven Must Have Sent You” by the Elgins, then I played a request for “You Can’t Always Get Want You Want” by the Rolling Stones, then I played “Mr. Siegal” by Tom Waits, then I played “Little Red House” by James Blood Ulmer, then I played “Dog Save My Sole” by Blurt, then I played a track from the test test test cassette by Turbine Depress, then I played “Boppin’ Sue” and “Sigmund Freud” and “Lizard” all by Deja Voodoo, then I played a request for George Thorogood, then I played “Red Apple” by Rare Earth, then I played “My Little Red Book” by Love, then I played “Psychedelic Shack” by the Temptations, then I played “Can’t Stand Losing You” by the English Beat, then I played “Where Did Our Love Go?” by the Supremes, then I played “Dedicated to the one I love” by the Shirelles, then I played “Chapel of Dreams” by The Dubs, then I played “My Girl”, then I played “Needle in a Haystack” by the Velvettes, then I played a track by the Mighty Sparrow, then I played “Sweet Mother” by Prince Nico, then I played “le chemin de papa” by Joe Dassin last.

Playlist from Sunday March 11, 1984 on the 1am to 7am overnight slot at CKCU-FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

First, I played “Tension” by the Minutemen from The Punch Line, then I played “The Shape of Things to Come” by Toxic Reasons, then I played “The Search” by Hergs Korps from the Blender Mix comp, then I played “What Price Will You Pay” by Code of Honor, then I played “Same Old Song and Dance” by Aerosmith, then I played “Madness” by Killing Joke, then I played “Einstein’s Day” by Mission of Burma, then I played “Tales from the River Bank” by The Jam, then I played “The Staircase (Mystery)” by Siouxsie and the Banshees, then I played “screamin'” by silly affairs of insects, then I played a track from Too Many Humans by No Trend, then I played “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads, then I played “Mingled and Tangled” by Kas Product, then I played a track from a cassette by Condition, then I played “Negative Nein” by Einsturzende Neubauten, then I played “99 luftballoons” by Nena, then I played “Boogie Shoes” by KC & The Sunshine Band, then I played “Sharkey’s Night” by Laurie Anderson, then I played something from the Dial-A-Friend record, then I played “Kinky Sex Makes The World Go Round” by the Dead Kennedys, then I played “A Friend” by Father Heffernam, then I played something from a cassette by Potential Propaganda, then I played sections from Cabaret Voltaire’s Johnny Yes No, then I played a track from The Day The Country Died by the Subhumans, then I played “That Man” by The Fall, then I played “San Francisco Nights” by the Animals, then I played “Time To Run” by the Forgotten Rebels, then I played “No Limbs” a poem by Louis Sokolov, then I played “Zorro” by the Chordettes, then I played “El baile de los animales” by Yolocamba Ita, then I played “Cançion de Cuna” by Juan Peñalves, then I played a track from the Cure’s album Faith, then I played “It Was A Pleasure” by Echo and the Bunnymen, then I played “Exercise One” by Joy Division, then I played “Invaders of the Heart” by Jah Wobble, then I played “Breaking my Heart” by Tom Verlaine, then I played “Vicious” by Lou Reed, then I played “My Funny Valentine” by Miles Davis, then I played a request for “Life is a Lady” by Santana, then I played “Innocent Hands” by L’étranger, then I played “It’s fun to be alive” by the Golden Calgarians, then I played “Rock’n Roll Suicide” by David Bowie, then I played “Love You More” by the Buzzcocks, then I played “Frankie Teardrop” by Suicide, then I played “It Is Not Enough” by the Gang of Four, then I played “Despair” by SPK, then I played “A Motorbike in Africa” by Peter Hammill, then I played a track by Billie Holiday, then I played “All Along the Watchtower” by XTC, then I played “Timetable” by Genesis, then I played “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley, then I played “Uphill Living” by Augustus Pablo, then I played “Problems Oh Canada!” by The Plague, then I played several songs by D.R.I, then I played “Get Off Yer Ass” by Amerikan Arsenal, then I played a track from a cassette by the Sturm Group, then I played something by Rubella Ballet, then I played a song by the Polkaholics, then I played “Lonely People” by the Bill Smith Ensemble, then I played “Manhattan Cycles” by the Revolutionary Ensemble, then I played “Again” by Tuxedomoon, then I played “14” by 23 Skidoo, then I played “The Optimist and the Poet” by Felt, then I played “Tangerine” by Stephane Grappelli, then I played a piece by Liona Boyd, then I played “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young, then I played “L’odieux visuel” by Sol, then I played “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd, then I played “The Buck Stops Here” by Antisect, then I played a track by UK Decay from Rising from the Dread, then I played “Monkeyland” by Chameleons, then I played “Somebody To Hold Me” by Jonathan Richman last.

Playlist from Sunday March 25, 1984 on the 1am to 7am overnight slot at CKCU-FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

First, I played “Our Guns Are Our Friends” by Andy James, then I played “Alexander Haig” by Wilma, then I played “Dream Sleep” by Attrition from the Elephant Tablecompilation, then I played “How Did It Get There?” by Slab, then I played “Trains vs Planes” by Human Hands, then I played “Procession” by Savage Republic, then I played “Happiness Is…” by No Trend, then I played something by Ugly Dwarf, then I played “Thirsty Animal” by Einsturzende Neubauten and Lydia Lunch, then I played “Erector” by Whitehouse, then I played something by Hippies With Leather Jackets, then I played something by One Way Out, then I played something by SPK, then I played “Edge of Nothing” by David Jackman, then I played “La vila vilare” by Hunting Lodge, then I played some poems by Nick the Poet, then I played an excerpt fromThe Sorcerer by Tangerine Dream, then I played “Message of Love” by Jimi Hendrix, then I played a request for “Roadhouse Blues” by the Doors, then I played another request “It’s Only Rock & Roll” by the Rolling Stones, then I played yet another request “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton, then I played “In Your Painting” by Eyeless in Gaza, then I played “Butterfly Collector” by the Jam, then I played “Our Souls to You” by Captain Sensible, then I played “Gloria” from the album The World of Gregorian Chants, then I played “Pogo Roam Chant” by Free Beer, then I played “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson, then I played “The Neighbors” by Jonathan Richman, then I played “Grass” by Robert Wyatt, then I played “Ghost Dance” by Patti Smith, then I played “So Clear” by Pentangle, then I played “It’s a fine day” by jane, then I played “Summertime Blues” by the Plague, then I played “That’s Life” by D.O.A., then I played something by the Angry Raisins, then I played “Requiem for the Last Common Man” by the Play, then I played “Desperation” by the Avengers, then I played “The Diamond Holes” by Germinal, then I played “Wings” by The Fall, then I played an excerpt from “Er Dang” by Tunnel Canary, then I played “Pacific Rain Forest” by D.A. Dettmar, then I played “Mabel” by Kenny Wheeler, then I played “Live at the Public Theater II” by Space, then I played “Drum Solo” by the Plastic People, then I played “Galatea” by Moraz-Bruford, then I played “Ventana” by William Ackerman, then I played “Mortgage on Your Soul” by Larry Corryell & Philip Catherine, then I played “Laser” by Terje Rypdal & David Darling, then I played “ik-ook” by Philip Glass from Northstar, then I played “Le cadeau” by Plume Latraverse, then I played “Sound of Truth” by 54-40, then I played “Klub Haus” by Cold War, then I played “The Stars are getting closer” by Maya Bannerman, then I played “Why Not?” by Angle Trax, then I played “Big Head” by Minimal Man, then I played “Interaction/Reaction” by Tribal Earth, then I played “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” by Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel, then I played “Sleepless” by King Crimson, then I played “One Nation Under One Groove” by Funkadelic, then I played “Suffer if you want to be beautiful” by DAF last.

Playlist from Sunday April 29, 1984 on the 1am to 7am overnight slot at CKCU-FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

First, I played Ella Fitzgerald’s “Let’s Begin” from Ella Sings the Jerome Kern/Johnny Mercer Songbooks, then I played Robert Flack’s “Do What You Gotta Do”, then I played “Turn Around and Look At Me” by Esther Phillips, then I played “Stevie Wonder’s Never Had A Dream Come True”, then I played “Mother of Violence” by Peter Gabriel, then I played “Mon Amour” by Alvi & the Alviettes, then I played “Message from the Temple” by Psychic TV, then I played “My Joy is Dead” by Giovanni Coperario, then I played “Sorrow Stay, Lend True Repentant Tears” by Dowland, then I played “Kyrie” by Los Fronterizos, then I played “Broken Fall” by the Gadgets, then I played “Burn Offerings” by Annie Anxiety, then I played “ia 02” by analystic investigations, then I played a request for “L.A. Woman” by the Doors, then I played “Glad to be Gay” by Tom Robinson, then I played “untitled” by Sema, then I played “Ad Nauseum” by Fad Gadget, then I played “Incomprehensible Magalasaurus” by The Youth + Ben Watkins, then I played “Lose this Skin” by the Clash, then I played “Witch Hunt” by the Mob, then I played “Thin Red Line” by Breeding Ground, then I played “Are You Hungry?” by the Parachute Club, then I played “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by CCR, then I played “Call on Me” by Eddy Money, then I played the title track from Tusk by Fleetwood Mac, then I played “At home he feels like a tourist” by Gang of Four, then I played “Telegram Sam” by T Rex, then I played “Dig a Pony” by the Beatles, then I played “They Come, They Go” by the Dave Howard Singers, then I played “Heartbeats” by Jane Bond and the Undercover Men, then I played “Money Matters” by Hurt, then I played “Liberator” by Spear of Destiny, then I played “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics, then I played “I won’t let you down” by phd, then I played “Lost Lemons” by Nash the Slash, then I played “The Killing Moon” by Echo & the Bunnymen, then I played “Renegade” by Thin Lizzy, then I played “Tapioca Sunrise” by Flux of Pink Indians, then I played “Harvest” by Toxic Reasons, then I played “Human Torch” by Porcelain Forehead, then I played “Life Sentence” by the Dead Kennedys, then I played “War” by Bob Marley, then I played “You Don’t Know” by London Underground, then I played “Rastman Dub” by Messenjah, then I played “Reggae Delight” by Current Situation, then I played “Bend Down” by Ernie Smith, then I played “Night Boat to Cairo” by Madness, then I played “Lean on Me” by Redskins, then I played “der Komissar” by Falco, then I played “Built for Comfort” by Howlin’ Wolf, then I played “I’m cryin'” by Stevie Ray Vaughan, then I played “You Killing Me” by Sonny Boy Williamson, then I played “Good Morning Little School Girl” by Mississippi Fred McDowell, then I played “I want you back” by the Jackson 5, then I played “The way you do the things you do” by the Temptations, then I played “Rhapsody in Blue” by the Residents, then I played “Tenderly” by Eric Dolphy, then I played “Little Bits” by Leo Smith, then I played “On Golden Pond” by Yankees, then I played “Monomenon” by Rhythm+Noise, then I played “Affection in the basement” by Turbine Depress, then I played “Pamela” by Blair Petrie, then I played side A of The Animals Film soundtrack by Robert Wyatt, then I played side B, then I played “Sombre Reptiles” by Brian Eno last.

Playlist from Sunday May 20th, 1984 on the 1am to 7am overnight slot at CKCU-FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

First, I played Louis Armstrong’s “Lovely Weather We’re Having”, then I played “Little Trip to Heaven On The Wings of Love” by Tom Waits, then I played “Cocoon” by Siouxsie and the Banshees, then I played the title track from Lou Reed’s Berlin, then I played “Life Auction” by Strawbs, then I played “Took What Didn’t Belong” by L’étranger, then I played “She Holds Him Tighter” by Kevin Hewick from Such Hunger For Love, then I played “Suffocate” by The Teardrop Explodes, then I played “Kiss One Carpet” by The Sisters of Mercy, then I played “International Language” by Richard Strange, then I played a request for “Imagine” by John Lennon, then I played “Police State” by Potential Propaganda, then I played “Eve of Destruction” by The Turtles, then I played “Pointing the Finger” by Kevin Coyne, then I played “Foot Soldiers (Star-Spangled Funky)” by Funkadelic, then I played “Funk Beyond the Call of Duty” by Johnny Guitar Watson, then I played “ABC” by The Jackson Five, then I played “Soweto” by Malcom McLaren, then I played “Pictures of You” by Berlin, then I played “Antartica” by Men Without Hats, then I played “Never Never” by The Assembly, then I played a request for “Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)” by The Icicle Works, then I played “Why does my heart hurt when it…” by Propaganda, then I played “What if” from a cassette by A Ritual, then I played “Elephant Talk” by King Crimson, then I played “Dog Save My Sole” by Blurt, then I played “Oh Bondage Up Yours!” by X-Ray Speck, then I played Fear’s “NY Alright If You Like Saxophones”, then I played “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2, then I played “Lipstick Vogue” by Elvis Costello, then I played “End of the Party” by the English Beat, then I played “Good Feelings” by the Violent Femmes, then I played “Standing at the Crossroads” by Johnny Lee Hooker, then I played “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by the Monkees, then I played “On the Edge of Perception” from a cassette by Radio Silence, then I played “Pacific Rain Forest” by D.A. Detmar, then I played “Rhythm of the Train” by the Cascades, then I played “No Cause for Alarm” by Glenn Dixon, then I played “il se noie” by Trisomie 21, then I played “Science” by Maya Bannerman, then I played “Werewolf” by UK Decay, then I played “The Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers, then I played “Leopard 6 – client 0” by seize, then I played “Children of the World Come to Dance” by Dario Domingos, then I played “Up to Me” by Jethro Tull, then I played “Maybe the Poet” by Bruce Cockburn, then I played “Air Radio” by Diatribe, then I played “Stahlwerksymphonie” by Die Krupps, then I played “Blass Schafen…” by Holger Hiller, then I played something from Primitive Music from Another Planet by Foreign World, then I played an excerpt from “Hitler was a Vegetarian” by the Residents, then I played a section from “Anthem 1984” by Anthony Philips, then I played “Michi” by Tom van der Geld and Bill Connors, then I played “May Those Who Love Apartheid Burn in Hell” by Jay Hoggard, then I played “A Walk Through the Shadow” by Anthony Davis, then I played “Suspicious Child” by the Dave Pike Set, then I played “Crazy Girl” by Michael Urbaniak & Ursula Dudziak, then I played “Interstellar Overdrive” by Pink Floyd, then I played “I’m a conservative” by Iggy Pop, then I played “We’ve Got A Bigger Problem Now” by the Dead Kennedys, then I played “John Wayne was a Nazi” by MDC, then I played “What Price Will You Pay?” by Code of Honor, then I played “Deutschland Uber Alles” by JJ Burnel, then I played “Who Makes the Nazis?” by The Fall, then I played “Two Little Hitlers” by Elvis Costello, then I played “Dead Souls” by Joy Division, then I played “Five Year Plan” by the Reds, then I played “Remember Your Friends” by Ministry of Love, then I played “Charlie Don’t Surf” by the Clash last.

Playlist from Sunday May 27th, 1984 on the 1am to 7am overnight slot at CKCU-FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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