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Original Aired:
2009-12-31 10:25:00

1 hour, 36 minutes

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Episode: Top 25 Songs of 2009-Steve di Costanzo from Radio Base Camp (90 minute Set)

Steve di Costanzo from WPKN's Radio Base Camp showcases his Top 25 Songs of the Year (2009)  as seen through the prism of RBC's fondness for psychedelia, surf, garage, rock, folk and beyond. Many of thse songs were played either on the original overnight shows ("Midnight Madness" segments) or most recently on RBC's weekly Friday afternoon show from 1pm to 4pm. (EST)  These are not your usual songs or your typical end of the year critic's poll.  But does Radio Base Camp ever play the usual?  One thing we can say is: these songs are solid on so many different levels.  Hope you enjoy the music. Let the bands know you heard about them from Radio Base Camp on WPKN 89.5 FM in Bridgeport, CT (USA).

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2009 Top 25 Songs of the Year  (Alphabetical Order)  

  • Adult Army        Screaming Females    (U.S.-New Jersey)

  • Bonfires On the Heath          The Clientele    (England)

  • Darling      Born Blond    (England)

  • Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants    Wild Beasts   (England)

  • Can You Hear?     Elephants on Acid    (England)

  • Clap Your Hands and Shake a Chain    The See See   (England)

  • Dare To Lick (Hunter's Red Sleeve)   La Fleur Fatale   (Sweden)

  • Feel It All Around    Washed Out    (USA-Georgia)

  • Fly the Yellow Kite    The Junipers   (England)

  • Freeway   Kurt Vile   (USA-Pennsylvania)

  • Goodbye JoJo  98Pages (England)

  • Information Overload   El Goodo  (Wales)

  • Slick  Chew Lips  (England)

  • Young Adult Friction   The Pains of Being Pure at Heart   (USA-New York)

  • Furr   Blitzen Trapper   (USA-Portland)

  • Shape of My Heart   Noah and the Whale   (England)

  • Kiss With a Fist   Florence + The Machine   (England)

  • Up To Our Nex    Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3  (England)

  • Ha Ha Tree   Smokey Shade Angles   (England)

  • Here to Fall   Yo La Tengo   (USA- New Jersey)

  • Twin of Myself     Black Moth Super Rainbow   (USA-Pennsylvania) 

  • The Man's Machine   Jamie T  (England)

  • Madman Running through the Fields   Cranium Pie (England)

  • Potted Plant   Cast Spells   (USA-Chicago)

  • John & Yoko (featuring Yelle)    Kennedy   (USA- Los Angeles) 



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