WPKN Archives: Connections: Bob Dylan's Trouble No More, plus new and vintage music

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Show:
Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
4:23PM to 6:55PM

Duration:
2 hours, 32 minutes

Posted:
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 11:22PM

Tags:
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Episode: Connections: Bob Dylan's Trouble No More, plus new and vintage music

Nov 3, 2017 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. Exploring Bob Dylan's new deluxe edition of the Bootleg Series, Volume 13: Trouble No More (1979-1981), plus new and vintage music. 

Dylan's new box set sounds fantastic. It combines outtakes, live performances, rehearsals and sound checks from a period of time when Bob was writing spiritual music and going in a new direction, very influenced by the bible, combining the power of gospel singing with rock and roll and his own visionary music. 

The first hour of the show goes deep into the newly released 8 cd box set. The vitality of Bob's performances, along with the power of his band and the background singers is astonishing and incredible. In retrospect, it's hard to understand why a portion of Bob's own audience didn't appreciate what he was doing at the time. But as when he first started playing electric guitar, it took a while for some people to get it… and accept change as an essential part of his art.

Luckily, the studio and live performances were well recorded and beautifully remixed. Many of these songs have never been released. 

The show continues with music by The Beatles, The Kinks, ELO, Steve Addabbo (who mixed the new Dylan box set, as well as earlier releases in The Bootleg Series), Sam Phillips, Holly Miranda, Lee Michaels, Sam & Dave, T-Rex, Los Straightjackets covering Nick Lowe, Jeanne & The Darlings, The Funk Brothers and Cindy Lee Berryhill. 

Also new music by Sunflower Bean, Ken Ramm of Euphoria, Slowdive, Destroyer, Pink, The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 

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For info, updates and occasional videos, please join 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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