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Sept 14 in Music History: Genesis make their live debut, Counting Crows release August and Everything After

Counting Crows August and Everything After

1955 – Little Richard enters a New Orleans studio to begin two days of recording. The sessions don’t start well, but they end fantastically. During a break, he and his producer Bumps Blackwell go to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard starts wildly playing the piano in the bar, singing a loud and lewd version of “Tutti Frutti.” With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard records this version of the song with the phrase, “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”

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Uncovering the mystery of Superorganism on the XPN Morning Show

Superorganism | via twitter.com/SPRORGNSM

When we first discovered Superorganism back in April, we knew two things: 1) their song “Something for Your M.I.N.D.” was quirky cool, and 2) their story sounded like a marketing gimmick.

Turns out the 8-piece, London-based band fronted by a 17-year-old Japanese girl who was attending a boarding in Maine is indeed real, and they just signed a worldwide record deal with Domino. Last week on the XPN Morning Show, I got the low-down from singers Orono and Harry about how the band members found each other, ended up all sharing a house together, and what they’re planning now. Continue reading →

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Aug 28 in Music History: Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On, and Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! are released

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

1964 – The Beatles are introduced to Bob Dylan, who immediately introduces them to marijuana when he joins the band after their concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York. Dylan is surprised they haven’t tried it before, as he thought they sang “I get high” in their song “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” when it was really “I can’t hide.”

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