Sunday, February 18, 2018

529: Special Delivery Brings...More Cowbell!

With the guys out sick this week we've got the prescription for their fever, and it's more cowbell.  So join your host, sans crew, for this trip through the barn yard of rock where he picks up the best cowbell tunes from the Trick's Synthetic Vault with:

10 Suzie Q - Dale Hawkins

09  She'd Rather Be With Me - The Turtles

08  Hard Days Night - The Beatles

07  Drive My Car - The Beatles

06 Down On The Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival

05 Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones

04  Time Has come Today - The Chambers Brothers  

03 We're An American Band - Grand Funk

02  Mountain - Mississippi Queen 

01 Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

528: LOVE

Love is in the air and valentine hearts are everywhere. To celebrate the season of love, Trick's presents the top 10 love songs of John, Paul, George and Ringo and as a special treat we present some of the our favorite covers of the lovely tunes with:

10 Love You To - Sukilove
09 It's Only Love - Buddah Lounge
08 Love Me Do - Crazy and the Crutch
07 If I Needed Someone - Cryin' Shaymes
06 The Word - Al Garner
05  And I Love Her (Him) - Helen Merrill
04 Words Of Love - Buddy Holly
03 All My Loving - Richard Anthony
02 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away  - Dwight Twilley
01 All You Need Is Love - Geck, Yonet &
00 Something - The Beatles

Friday, February 2, 2018

527: White Brits Sing Black America, Part 2

Here they come, the records that influenced the early days of the Beatles. Known for their song writing prowess, Lennon and McCartney borrowed some of their earlier tunes from Black America. Enjoy this follow up with songs that you'll surely remember:10 Soldier of Love '62 - Arthur Alexander
09 Roll Over Beethoven '56 - Chuck Berry
08 Anna '63 - Arthur Alexander
07 You Really Got A Hold On Me '62 - The Miracles
06 Boys '60 - The Shirelles
05 Twist And Shout '62 - Isley Brothers
04 A Larry Williams B2B with Bad Boy '58 and Slow Down '57
03 Money '59 - Barrett Strong
02 Devil In His Heart '62 - The Donays
01 Mr. Moonlight '62 - Dr. Feelgood and the Interns
00 Blast off with She Loves You - Stan Webb
     The Word - Al Garner
     Don't Let Me Down - Charles Walker


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

526: White Brits Sing Black America

In the early 1960's black American "race records" were being brought to England by merchant marine sailors. These records were a big influence on the teens and young musicians across the British Islands.  This week Trick's counts down some of these early covers performed by young bands that were part of the first wave of the coming British Invasion...Ready...5...4...3...2...1!

10 Bright Lights, Big City (Jimmy Reed) - Them fea. Van Morrison
9 Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed) - Pretty Things
 8 That's How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding) - The Hollies
 7 Who B2B Heat Wave (Martha and the Vandellas) and Please, Please, Please (James Brown)
 6 I'm A Man (Muddy Waters) Live - The Yardbirds

 5 Can't Be Satisfied (Muddy Waters) - The Rolling Stones
 4 Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker) - Manfred Mann
 3 Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson) - Fleetwood Mac
 2 Little Red Rooster (Howlin' Wolf) - Savoy Brown
 1 Roberta (John Lee Hooker) - The Animals
00 I Can't Quit You Baby (Otis Rush) - Led Zeppelin

Sunday, January 21, 2018

525: A Mashup of the Hits (The King+Jamaica+Zepplinesque=Trick's)

This one's so strange we couldn't even decide on a picture. Take the most unusual band around that's one part Led Zeppelin, one part Jamaican Reggae, and 3 parts "The King," put them to gether with some iconic songs of the '60's and '70's and you get this mix that can only come from Trick's Synthetic Podcast Countdown:

10 Kung Fu Fighting (Carl Douglas)
09 Suite Judy Blue Eyes (CSN&Y)
08 Kashmir (Led Zeppelin)
07 Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End (Beatles)
06 Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
05 Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)
04 Light My Fire (Doors)
03 Sunshimne Of Your Love (Cream)
02 Baba O' Riley (Who)
01 Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)
00 Suspicious Minds (Elvis)...yes, it can only be Dread Zeppelin

Sunday, December 31, 2017

524: New Year, New Podcast

Well we're excited...not about Don, he does that every year. We're excited to be back from a month long hiatus from the countdown during the Christmas holiday. So join me, and the guys as we kick off the new year with a new "Year" podcast

10  Year 3,000 Blues- 10 Years After
09 B2B 2000 Light Years From Home 

with the Rolling Stones and Dr. Phibes
08 Two Thousand Years - Who
07 One Hundred Years From Now (Rehearsal and Released Version) - The Byrds
6  20 Years Before My Time - Dimentia 13
5 Happenings Ten Years Time Ago - Todd Rundgren
4 Five Long Years B2B 

with B.B. King and Tee Bee Fisher
3 I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time - Third Bardo
02 Celtic New Year - Van Morrison
01 Ringing In A Brand New Year - The Dominoes
00 This Will Be Our Year - The Zombies

It's all good  and it's all right here!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

523: Blasts Off with Santa

Trick's Counts Down some of his favorite shopping tunes with a Christmas Swangle*. They're just the thing to get you out of the mall's rush and into a cool Christmas groove.

01 Christmas Song - Alex Chilton
02 Christmas - Chuck Berry
03 Remembering Christmas - Harry Nillson
Father Christmas Back 2 Back
04 Father Christmas - The Kinks
05 Father Christmas  - Bowling for Soup
06 Christmas Wish - NRBQ
07 Christmas Camel - Procol Harum
08 Christmas Medley - John Fahey
Break with Nick, Nick Danger
09 Billy Childish and the Musicians of the British Empire - Santa Claus
Christmas Back 2 Back,Too! Who Covers Who?
10 Christmas - The Smithereens
11 Christmas - The Hillbenders
12 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Holt
13 Dear Father Christmas - Neil Innes
14 Silent Night All Day Long - John Prine
15 Signing off with A Christmas Prayer

* A Swinging Angle! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

522: The Violins Are Singing

While the violin may not be the star of the rock world's tool box, there's no denying it still plays an integral part. If you need something that can laugh or cry in on the violin. How many bands come to mind who dug deep and pulled out this versatile instrument? More than you'll probably remember. Here's a countdown of some of my favorite violin tunes...
10 I'm Willin' - Sea Train
09 Willie the Pimp - Zappa
08 Tired Of Waiting(Kinks) -Flock
07  Out Of The Blue - Roxy Music
06 Mr Radio - ELO
05 These Days - Jackson Brown and David Lindley
04. Venus In Furs - Velvet Underground
03 The Court Of The Crimson King_King Crimson
02  Keep on Truckin' - Hot Tuna
01Hurricane -  Bob Dylan
00 Grotto Farm - Compton and Batteau