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CHIRP Radio writesCHIRP Radio Weekly Voyages (July 19 - July 25)

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday August 14 - Sunday August 15: CHIRP is proud to be a media sponsor for Chicago's only classical music street fest, Thirsty Ears, on Wilson Avenue between Ravenswood and Hermitage

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  •  DJ Mike Nicholich interviews Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer

Top of the CHIRP Charts for the week of 7/26/21:

Yves Tumor – The Asymptotical World (Warp)


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Eddie writesTake Two: “I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor” (Arctic Monkeys Vs. Baby Charles)

by Eddie Sayago

There is a chance that you have come across a song (or two, or so many more) that you enjoy and did not realize that it's either been covered by someone else or is a cover itself. We hope that this series allows you to appreciate both the original and the covers they have inspired, and to seek out and enjoy new music in the process.

The Original: Arctic Monkeys

From the album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006, Domino)

The world (especially music) was very different in 2006 when Arctic Monkeys released their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. YouTube debuted the year before, occupied by abstract and weird humor, home movies, and music videos and live performances. The best selling album of the year was the High School Musical soundtrack. (Olivia Rodrigo, of “Driver’s License” fame and who began her career on a TV series based on the musical, was three years old at the time.)

One of the first music acts to become popular thanks to the Internet (primitive music blogs, Myspace, non-creepy chat rooms, file-sharing sites), Arctic Monkeys were led by Alex Turner, who at age 19 revived a dismal indie rock scene in the U.K. with 13 rambunctious rock songs on Whatever People Say.... Their debut single, “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor,” is a homage to the punk rock of the late 1970s, a short, catchy dance song that can be played at both Sweet Sixteens parties and dive bars where only sixteen people can sit inside.

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