When we were young, radio was a blessing, something one turned on to find a smile, a comforting shoulder, or just a nifty tune that made the world shine a bit brighter for a few minutes. Those days – very sadly – are largely past with the commercial radio programming of today, but we at Dirty Impound like to conjecture what a better radio world might sound like. Our fifth installment in this daydream offers Beatles covers, Richard Thompson tackling a Squeeze hit, fresh new talent right at the top, and more with ample nods to the 70s AM radio magnificence of our youth.
We’re taking a break from our current trawl through the “Box of Intrigue” to envelop y’all in the vinyl-rich sounds of the 60s & 70s. As with previous Classic Rock Orgy mixes, we’ve gathered names you know but songs you probably don’t. It’s a sad fact that most of these artists are represented by a dozen or so overly familiar tunes in the general consciousness, and the Impound aims to rectify that shortcoming with these periodic assortments.
This time out we offer up a double shot of The Monkees and choice covers of Dylan (by Small Faces), Bad Company (by Golden Smog) and Joni Mitchell (by Jennifer Warnes). Ladies, slip into your macrame bikini and lather up with some coconut oil while we slap on some Aqua Velva and comb our chest hair. It’s time to make those refrigerator sized Klimpt speakers boogie…
If you experience playback problems, pop over to the 8tracks mix page and it should play fine.