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I grew up on the radio and devoured everything rock-and-pop I could get my hands on. Scraped together my allowance to buy my own first album - it was either Rush's Moving Pictures or Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion (or, um, maybe the Bee Gees' Sgt. Pepper). Before that, I had to tape Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown off the Sunday radio and bribe my older sister to tape her Van Halen records for me. Fave genres are protopunk/garage, punk, post-punk, new wave, power pop, and I have a big soft spot for '70s AM cornball pop-rock. Once wrote a fan letter to DEVO, but my love was not reciprocated. At UNC-Chapel Hill, I interned for the now-defunct Moist/Baited Breath indie label, and wrote music reviews and conducted band interviews for The Daily Tar Heel.

K-Tel's Playlists

12/11 - 8am hour
8:57am Unwound Nervous Energy Fake Train (Kill Rock Stars)
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8:50am Scott & Charlene's Wedding Outside World When in Rome, Carpe Diem (Bedroom Suck)
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Fir Cone Children - Fog Surrounds Us album artwork 8:47am Fir Cone Children Green Fox (feat. Krissy Vanderwoude) Fog Surrounds Us (Blackjack Illuminist)
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The Stooges - Raw Power album artwork 8:44am The Stooges Gimme Danger Raw Power (Columbia)
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8:41am Bread Baby I'm-a Want You single (Elektra)
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8:39am Sasha Bell Lemondae Love is Alright (Both Sides Now)
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8:34am Savages She Will Silence Yourself (Matador)
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8:30am The Flamin' Groovies Slow Death Sire (Groovies' Greatest Grooves)
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8:27am The Jam All Around the World (Single A-Side) (Bonus Track) 1977 (Polydor)
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8:25am The Springfields Local Are We Gonna Be Alright? Singles 1986-1991 (Slumberland)
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8:21am The Velvet Underground There She Goes Again The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve)
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Marah - Kids in Philly album artwork 8:18am Marah Barstool Boys Kids in Philly (Artemis)
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Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry 8:12am Mercury Rev Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Lucinda Williams) Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited (Partisan)
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8:08am Chain Cult The Uninvited Shallow Grave (La Vida Es Un Mus)
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8:04am Luggage Local Rain Shift (Corpse Flower)
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8:02am Mission of Burma Max Ernst Signals, Calls & Marches (Ace of Hearts)
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12/11 - 7am hour
7:59am The Lyres Help You Ann On Fyre (Ace of Hearts)
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7:55am Andy Stott Not This Time It Should Be Us (Modern Love)
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7:49am Sebadoh Scars, Four Eyes III (Homestead)
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7:47am The Kinks All Night Stand (demo, bonus track) The Kink Kontroversy (Sanctuary Records)
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7:44am The Shivas Feels Surreal Dark Thoughts (Tender Loving Empire)
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7:40am Nirvana Serve The Servants In Utero (DGC)
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7:36am Fern Mayo Echo Week of Charm (self-released)
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7:34am The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman Please Mr. Postman (Motown)
Track Notes: First #1 song for Motown, this week in 1961! Buy The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman at Reckless Records Buy The Marvelettes at iTunes Buy The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman at eMusic Add to Collection
The Chi-Lites - The Ultimate Chi-Lites album artwork 7:28am The Chi-Lites Local Have You Seen Her The Ultimate Chi-Lites (Brunswick)
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7:23am The Jesus and Mary Chain Just Like Honey Psychocandy (Blanco y Negro)
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7:20am Tombstones In Their Eyes The Demon Maybe Someday (Somewherecold)
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7:16am The Smithereens Blood And Roses Especially for You (Enigma)
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7:10am The Handsome Family Local Tower of Song Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots (Bloodshot)
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7:05am Volcano Suns Journey to the Center of the Mind All-Night Lotus Party (Merge)
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