Episode 0109: Digger

Great Grandpa Great Grandpa

Go ahead and call your band Great Grandpa. You better have something pretty weird up your sleeve.

In this episode: Allah-Las, Beach House, The Boneless Children Foundation, Chicano Batman, Cory Wong, De La Soul, Dry Cleaning, Enon, Funky Butt Brass Band, Great Grandpa, His Name Is Alive, Iggy Pop, The Incredible Jimmy Smith, Joe Pastrana & His Orchestra, Juana Molina, Lower 48, Madness, Melkbelly, Mr. Elevator, Negativland, The Obscuritones, Peter Bjorn and John, The Police, Post Animal, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Royal Fingers, Scout Niblett, Shopping, The Wrens

  Song Artist Notes
1 Digger Great Grandpa Wistful harmonies
2 Dakota The Wrens Distant lands
3 Natural Disasters Enon No need to feel awkward
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5 Pleasure Allah-Las A pleasure to speak with you
6 El Niño Bonito Funky Butt Brass Band Mardi Gras spirit
7 My Girl Joe Pastrana & His Orchestra Latino groove
8 El Manicero Preservation Hall Jazz Band Traditionally speaking
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10 Better Times Beach House Wistful Scandinavia
11 Dust Devil Madness Don’t call it a comeback
12 Miles From Minnesota Lower 48 About 1300, to be exact
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14 THC Melkbelly Almost awkward
15 Post Animal Post Animal Nigh unstoppable
16 Body Clock Shopping Tick tocking
17 Don't Stop Her The Obscuritones Retro whiplash
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19 The Organ Grinder's Swing The Incredible Jimmy Smith Grinding
20 The Magic Number De La Soul Bringing it back
21 Running Donkey The Royal Fingers Japanese cowboy action
22 The Taker Story Chicano Batman Updated pusherman
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24 Weekend Peter Bjorn and John Discrete plucking
25 Good Night Dry Cleaning Fixing the narrative
26 Sylvia Mr. Elevator On a journey
27 Hot Tonite His Name Is Alive Keep it cool
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29 The Passenger Iggy Pop Always a classic
30 Walking in Your Footsteps The Police Yeah, Synchronicity
31 Safety Pants Scout Niblett Chant along, everyone
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33 BBC News Cory Wong Funketeer
34 Stars For Anyone The Boneless Children Foundation Such a band name
35 Certain Men Negativland For the modern age
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37 Lo Decidi Yo Juana Molina Repeats and missed beats