WPKN Archives: Spontaneous Connections: New Bowie mixes, plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, September 29th, 2017
4:00PM to 6:55PM

2 hours, 55 minutes

Friday, September 29th, 2017 4:01PM

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Episode: Spontaneous Connections: New Bowie mixes, plus new and vintage music

Sep 29, 2017 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks, filling in for my good friend Chris Frantz. New and vintage music, including an exploration of the new David Bowie 11 cd box set, A New Career In A New Town [1977-1982]. 

The show starts with several tracks from the Bowie box, including three new remixes by producer Tony Visconti, from the album Lodger. During the recording of Low, Heroes and Lodger, Bowie was at one of his creative peaks, combining influences and breaking new ground. The new mixes are fantastic! 

The show goes on with new music by Paper Pilots, Robyn Hitchcock, Beck, Robert Plant, Chris Hillman (of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers), Daphne & The Golden Chord (produced by Tony Visconti), Kristeen Young (co-produced by Tony Visconti), Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sloane Peterson, BNQT, Kita Klane, Kendra Morris, Goldfrapp, Space Blue, Phoebe Bridges, St Vincent, Stars, Filthy Friends and Matthew Dear. 

Also Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tom Tom Club (who have a great new video of As Above So Below), The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, The La's, Gary Calamar, The Who, a rare John Lennon demo, The Nazz, The Marathons, The Bar-Kays, Screaming Sardines, The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 

Great thanks to Nathan Zingg for joining me in the early part of the show and to Chris Frantz for asking me to fill in! 

Thanks for tuning in!! 

For updates, info and occasional videos, please check out the official Facebook page, Connections on WPKN.

Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

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