iVoryTowerz Radio: The Three-Minute Wonder Show

Before talk radio dominated the airwaves, Top Forty was king. This week, the underground podcast attempts the seemingly improbable: a tribute to Top Forty Radio. But don't get the wrong idea. There's no bubblegum here. Instead, consider this hypothetical: what if you created an alternative universe where progressive music was played in a Top Forty format, and no song exceeded more than a tick longer than three minutes? Well, the hypothetical alternative music universe might sound somewhat like this week's podcast. So you get the usual mix but with some classic Top Forty moments thrown in for good measure. And for those worried that the format will dictate too much pop, this program may have some of the heaviest musical content ever on the underground podcast. Besides heavy metal and industrial sounds, the program ranges through punk, new wave, folk, and soul, besides straight up rock 'n roll. Enjoy!

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"I Love my Label" by Nick Lowe
“Old Home Movies” by The Botticellis
“22 Dreams" by Paul Weller
"Stop!" by Against Me!
Jeff’s New Wave: "Rock 'N' Roll High School" by The Ramones
Cover Me: "Louie, Louie" by Black Flag
Rick's Metal Shoppe: "The Surface" by Beneath the Massacre
"Untitled" by My Dad is Dead
“12 Ghosts 2” by Nine Inch Nails
"Turning of the Tide” by Richard Thompson
“You Can Do Better Than Me" by Death Cab for Cutie
"Over the Hill" by Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle
"Time for a Change" by Dr. John with Eric Clapton
"Lay Down Low" by Back Door Slam
"Too Many Cooks" by Robert Cray
“What More Can I Do to Prove My Love for You?” by O. V. Wright

(Mp3 Runs - 1:08:37; 63 MB.) Program contains explicit lyrics.

(Photo by Phineas H. of Exeter, UK via Flickr, using a Creative Commons License.)

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