Monthly Archives: November 2012

There is just 2 new songs starting this Saturday. It’s the return of Eric Burdon backed by Cincinnati garage band “The Greenhorns”

This is great stuff — here is a link to the story behind this:

Eric Burdon & The Greenhorns – 4 Song EP
Out Of My Head
Can You Win

A Man Called Bruce – Americana Rocks
(This is the new CD from “A Man called Bruce” who will be kicking off his “Going West Tour” begins in Nashville, TN at Ri’chard’s Cafe on November 30th, and ends December 29th at Flipnotic’s in Austin, TX. The tour is sponsored by Radio Free Phoenix and will include 3 dates in the Phoenix area at The Sail Inn and Yucca Tap Room (both in Tempe, AZ), and Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse in Phoenix. for more info go to )
Until This

Aimee Mann – Charmer
(She was the lead singer with Til Tuesday (Voices Carry) and has been recording solo since 1993. She is also married to singer, Michael Penn and this is her 8th Album)
Living A Lie
Soon Enough

Alejandro Escovedo – Big Station
(He is a Mexican American singer-songwriter that got his start in the 80’s rock band, Rank and File in the early 80’s and has been recording solo since 1992 and this is his 14th CD)
Big Station
Bottom Of The World.
Can’t Make Me Run
Man Of The World
Never Stood A Chance
Sally Was A Cop

Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock
(This Seattle rock band got its start in 2004 – this is their 4th album — This band is know for their high harmonies)
A Little Biblical
Dumpster World
Ego Nightmare
Slow Cruel Hands Of Time

Benjamin Gibbard – Former Lives
(He is the lead singer of The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie and was married for several years to Zooey Deschanel (She & Him). This is his first solo CD)
A Hard One to Know
Duncan, Where Have You Gone
Lady Adelaide
Oh, Woe
Teardrop Windows

Bill Fay – Life Is People
(Bill Fay is an English singer, pianist and songwriter whose early releases were made on the Deram label in 1967 — he only released two albums and disappeared into obscurity. The band, Wilco has played Fay’s song “Be Not So Fearful” in live performances and sought him out — which in part lead to his return to the studio. RFP plays a song from his first album, Called “Screams In The Ears”)
Cosmic Concerto (Life Is People)

This World

Hotel Lights – Girl Graffiti
(Hotel Lights is an American indie rock band led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Darren Jessee, the drummer for Ben Folds Five)
Dave Sharkey To The Dance Floor

David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant

(This is the new disc from Talking Heads front man — David Byrne along with Annie Clark (also known as St. Vincent) The two artists first met in 2009 at a Radio City Music Hall benefit concert for the AIDS/HIV charity Dark Was the Night.

This is their first disc together)
I Am An Ape

Db’s – Falling Off The Sky
(The dB’s are a jangle – power pop group who first came into prominence in the late 1970s and 1980s. The band members are Peter Holsapple, Chris Stamey, Will Rigby and Gene Holder. While the members are all from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the group was formed in New York City in 1978. In 2012, the band completed its first new studio album in 25 years and its first in 30 years with the original 1978 lineup and this is it)

Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
(Steely Dan front guy and lead singer with his first solo CD since 2006 Morph The Cat)
I’m Not The Same Without You
Slinky Thing

Green Day – Uno!
(Uno! is the 9th studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released on September 21, 2012, by Reprise Records. It is the first of three albums in the Uno!, Dos!, Tré! trilogy, a series of studio albums to be released from September 2012 to December 2012. This is billed as their take on Punk Rock — the songs that make up the 3 CDs come from 38 tunes that were recorded in Febuary 2012)
Carpe Diem
Fell For You
Oh Love

Green Day – Dos!
(Dos! is the 10th studio album by American punk rock band Green Day.Dos! was billed as Green Day’s take on garage rock)
Amy (Dedicated to Amy Winehouse)

Lazy Bones
Stray Heart
Wow That’s Loud

Jeff Lynne – Long Wave
(This is the leader of ELO and his first solo album since 1990.   Lynne said, “I call this new album Long Wave because all of the songs I sing on it are the ones heard on long wave radio when I was a kid growing up in Birmingham, UK. These songs take me back to that feeling of freedom in those days and summon up the feeling of first hearing those powerful waves of music coming in on my old crystal set. My dad also had the radio on all the time, so some of these songs have been stuck in my head for 50 years. You can only imagine how great it felt to finally get them out of my head after all these years”)
At Last
Beyond The Sea
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Mercy, Mercy
Running Scared
So Sad

Jimmy Cliff – ReBirth
(The first album from Jimmy Cliff since 2004. He is one of the last surviving early reggae artists)
Cry No More
Guns Of Brixton (Cover of the Clash song)
One More
Rebel Rebel
Ship Is Sailing

Mark Knopfler – Privateering
(The new CD from Dire Straits leader, Mark Knopfler. This is his 7th solo CD. He also has 9 movie soundtrack albums to his name)
Dream Of The Drowned Submariner

Kingdom Of Gold

Mumford & Sons – Babel
(Mumford & Sons are an English folk rock band that blasted to popularity in 2010 with their first CD. This is their follow up)
Below My Feet
Broken Crown
For Those Below
Hopeless Wanderer
I Will Wait
Whispers In The Dark

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
(Psychedelic Pill is the 35th studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young and his second with Crazy hourse this year. At 87 minutes, Psychedelic Pill is Neil Young’s longest album and only studio album to span two discs. Many of the songs on the album came out of extended jam sessions with Crazy Horse after Americana was recorded)
Driftin’ Back
For the Love of Man
Ramada Inn
She’s Always Dancing
Twisted Road
Walk Like a Giant

Nick Lowe – The Old Magic
(This is the 13th solo disc from British singer-songwriter, Nick Lowe)
Checkout Time
Restless Feeling
Sensitive Man

Oppenheimer – This Racket Takes Its Toll
(Oppenheimer is an indie pop band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The band was made up of musicians Shaun Robinson and Rocky O’Reilly. This is their 3rd CD)
Song For G

Rolling Stones – Grrr!
(The latest greatest hits CD from the Stones with 2 new songs. They are now on a short tour to celebrated their 50’s year. Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor are expected to join the Rolling Stones on stage at the upcoming shows in London (November 25th & 29th) and Newark (December 13th & 15th). Richards went on to say that the pair will strictly be guests)
Doom & Gloom

Susanna Hoffs – Someday
(She is best known as a member of the all-female pop band The Bangles. This is her 2rd solo CD. Most recently, she recorded two albums with Matthew Sweet)
All I Need
Holding My Breath
November Sun
One Day

The Killers – Battle Born
(The Killers are an American rock band that was formed in 2001, by Brandon Flowers on lead vocals.The band originated in Las Vegas, Nevada. The name The Killers is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band portrayed in the music video for the New Order song “Crystal.” This is their 4th album)
A Matter Of Time
Battle Born
Be Still
Deadlines And Commitments
Heart Of A Girl
Miss Atomic Bomb
The Rising Tide
The Way It Was

The Tragically Hip – Now For Plan A
(The Tragically Hip, often referred to simply as The Hip, are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie on lead vocals and guitar. Now For Plan A is their twelfth full-length studio album)
Goodnight Attawapiskat
Man Machine Poem
The Lookahead

The Vaccines – Come Of Age
(The Vaccines are an English indie rock band who formed in West London in 2010.This is their 2nd CD)
Aftershave Ocean
All In Vein
Ghost Town
I Always Know

Tori Amos – Gold Dust

(Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. She is a classically trained musician and possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range.She started out as the lead singer of 1980s synthpop group Y Kant Tori Read.Gold Dust is her 13th solo studio album and are of songs from her earlier albums re-recorded in an orchestral setting)
Flying Dutchman
Girl Disappearing
Jackie’s Strength
Snow Cherries From France

Van Morrison – Born To Sing No Plan B
(Born to Sing: No Plan B is the 34th studio album recorded by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison. One of the album’s themes and some of the songs reflect on the current worldwide financial crisis and Morrison has spoken out that he felt the need to comment on what he perceives as “the worldwide preoccupation with money, materialism, income equality, and the greed that has poisoned society”)
Born To Sing
Close Enough For Jazz
End Of The Rainbow
Goin’ Down To Monte Carlo

Willie Nelson – Heroes
(Heroes is an album by singer Willie Nelson, new songs by Nelson and his son Lukas. Guest appearances on the album include Lukas Nelson, Merle Haggard,Kris Kristofferson  and Sheryl Crow)
Come On Up To The House
Every Time He Drinks He Thinks Of Her
Just Breathe

ZZ Top – La Futura
(La Futura is the 15th studio album by American rock band ZZ Top, and its first in nine years. “We thought long and hard about what this album should be,” Gibbons says in a press release. “We wanted to recall the directness of our early stuff but not turn our backs on contemporary technology)
Flyin’ High
I Gotsta Get Paid

11982646-man-called-bruce-at-sequatchie-festival-10612Not that long ago, listening to the radio was part of daily life for most Americans. Since the 1920s, when the first commercial broadcasts in the United States began, radio has been a part of our culture, despite the invention and proliferation of the television and other more “advanced” entertainment devices.

If you were born before 8-track and cassette tapes (remember those?), CDs, MP3s or hip hop, and you remember listening to your favorite FM (or AM) station, then you know what I’m talking about.

And, if you’re like me and you’re tired of listening to corporate-owned, Top 40 radio stations, or if you’re sick of paying a monthly fee for a digital radio subscription to Sirius, then you should take a listen to where they feature Rock, Folk, Blues, Psychedelic, New Wave, Americana, Progressive and other musical styles from the 60’s, all the way up to today’s music. The dedicated staff headed by Phoenix, AZ radio veteran Andy Olson, brings back the heart, soul and passion of the great underground rock stations of the past.

You see, kids… back in the old days, we didn’t have iTunes, iPods or subscription radio. If we wanted to expand our musical horizons, we turned on our radios. I don’t mean a digital device that only carries a signal if you pay $21.00 per month. I’m talking about the thing that might disappear from the dashboards of new cars any day now, if we don’t start paying attention to it. And, by the way, broadcast radio (via internet or airwaves) is still FREE! 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, sending out good vibes and great music at no cost to the listener!

According to’s website, “…millions of people have turned off their radios over the years because they couldn’t find anything worth listening to. The baby boomer generation of the 60’s and 70’s had the hope that anything is possible, and enjoyed this kind of musical freedom, not knowing that its time was limited and that radio stations all over the country would one day play a homogenized blend of music (no matter what the format) that disregarded the regional diversity that it was originally created in.”

As part of its desire to continue to support musical freedom, is sponsoring the Going West Tour featuring award-winning songwriter, A Man Called Bruce ( based in southeast Tennessee.

It turns out that RFP’s founder, Andy Olson has known A Man Called Bruce for many years. In fact, it was Olson who came up with the unusual moniker for the then young songwriter nearly 35 years ago, during his first solo recordings in Olson’s basement recording studio.

Now, after going their separate ways for several decades, the songwriter and the radio entrepreneur have rekindled their friendship.

The station’s sponsorship of the cross-country tour is an effort to bring attention to the finely crafted original roots, rock, country and blues songs written and performed by A Man Called Bruce, and the 8 year old web-based radio station, whose playlist includes artists such as Pandemonium, The Magnetic Fields, Neil Young, Tedeschi Trucks Band, King Straggler, Robin Trower, Molly Hatchet, Joey Ramone, Chris Stamey, Ken Sharp, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Miniature Tigers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ultravox, Moles, Lauren Christy, Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins, Santana, Cranberries, Johnny Cash, and of course, A Man Called Bruce.

The Going West Tour begins in Nashville, TN at Ri’chard’s Cafe on November 30th, and ends December 29th at Flipnotic’s in Austin, TX. Included are stops at Java Cabana Coffeehouse in Memphis, Sauced on Paseo in Oklahoma City, Corrales Bistro Brewery near Albuquerque, Create Cafe in Tucson, The Sail Inn and Yucca Tap Room (both in Tempe, AZ), and Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse in Phoenix. A venue for the show in El Paso, TX has yet to be confirmed.

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As published in PRLog