Keep Ya Head Up: Stream the November (Rain) 2018 edition of What’s The Frequency?! on WXPN

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On the second Friday of every month, WXPN’s John Vettese hosts WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY?!?!!, a four-hour, request driven showcase of 90s and 90s-adjacent music. If you can’t tune in live, we’ve got archives of each episode for you here on The Key.

Sometimes I go into WTFXPN knowing exactly what I want to play. And sometimes the request channels totally take the reins.

On a soggy, cold Friday night in the month of November, the year of 2018, the latter occurred, with some listeners asking for deep cuts from OutKast, Beat Happening, Rainer Maria and Faith No More; other listers making requests in response to previous requests (Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” in response to The Mountain Goats’ “No Children” and its “I hope you die” chorus, a parallel that’s more than coincidental), and me racing to keep up with it all.

Listen to an archive of the entire show below, subscribe to the official #WTFXPN Spotify Playlist here, and tune in for the next edition on December 14th, 2018.

#WTFXPN: What’s the Frequency, The Music of the 90s on WXPN, 2018.11.09

7 p.m.

2 Pac – “Keep Ya Head Up”
Pavement – “Grounded”
Letters to Cleo – “I See”

Green Day – “Welcome to Paradise”
No Doubt – “Excuse Me Mr.”
Sleater-Kinney – “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone”
Sugar – “A Good Idea”

OutKast – “Spottieottiedopaliscious”
Radiohead – “Let Down”
Massive Attack – “Teardrop”

Faith No More – “A Small Victory”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “My Friends”

8 p.m.

Beastie Boys – “Sure Shot”

P.M. Dawn – “Downtown Venus”
Fishbone – “Freddie’s Dead”
Wondermints – “Ooh Child”

The Flaming Lips – “Waitin’ For A Superman”
Beat Happening – “Tiger Trap”
Rainer Maria – “Breakfast of Champions”

Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”
A Tribe Called Quest – “God Lives Through”
Toni Braxton – “Another Sad Love Song”

Sophie B. Hawkins – “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”
Meat Loaf – “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”

9 p.m.

Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain”

Elliott Smith – “Needle In The Hay”
The Mountain Goats – “No Children”
Lee Ann Womack – “I Hope You Dance”
PJ Harvey – “Happy and Bleeding”

The Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”
Lauryn Hill – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”
TLC – “Baby-Baby-Baby”
The Nixons – “Sister”

Beth Orton – “Galaxy of Emptiness”

10 p.m.

Sonic Youth – “Theresa’s Sound-World”

Pearl Jam – “W.M.A.”
Primitive Radio Gods – “Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand”
Bahamadia – “Uknowhowwedu”
The Roots – “You Got Me”

Stereolab – “Les Y-per Sound”
Spiritualized – “Come Together”

Nirvana – “Serve the Servents”
Alice In Chains – “Again”
Modest Mouse – “Karma’s Payment”
Counting Crows – “A Murder of One”

R.E.M. – “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”

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