Dystopian Listening Party Podcast: Memorial Day, 2016-2017

Well, here we are: for the second consecutive year, we’re turning Memorial Day weekend into a time of remembrance for the many great artists we lost since last May. But because this is still Dystopian Dance Party, and we’re constitutionally incapable of being reverent for more than a few minutes at a time, please be aware that the resulting podcast is about 70% wake, 30% roast (well, maybe 60/40). Just believe us when we tell you it’s all coming from a place of love. Hopefully, while everyone good continues to die and leave us trapped on this smoldering husk of a planet, we can at least entertain you (and ourselves) with our impressions of “The Force M.D.’s Meet the Fat Boys”… R.I.P. to Trisco Pearson. Show notes below.

00:00:00   “Pain” by the Ohio Players featuring Marshall Jones, 1/1/1941-5/27/2016 (from Pain, 1972)

00:01:01   Our Paul Stanley Podcast (Don’t Worry, He’s Not Dead)

00:04:47   Last Year’s Memorial Day Podcast

00:05:44   Pure Funk, the Compilation that Played a Sadly Influential Role in Our Musical Lives

00:07:09   “Fire” by the Ohio Players (from Fire, 1974)

00:10:47   “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” by P.M. Dawn featuring Attrell Cordes (Prince Be), 5/15/1970-6/17/2016 (from Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience, 1991)

00:14:58   Teacha Memorializes the Wrong Beastie Boy

00:15:06   “O Death” by Ralph Stanley, 2/25/1927-6/23/2016 (from O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2000)

00:18:22   “When Bernie Speaks” by Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, 4/19/1944-6/24/2016 (from Moog, 2004)

00:25:35   “Mustang Sally”  by “Sir” Mack Rice, 11/10/1933-6/27/2016 (1965 single, available on Rockin’ Originals)

00:28:09   “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley featuring Scotty Moore, 12/27/1931-6/28/2016 (1957 single, available on 30 #1 Hits)

00:31:32   “Ghost Rider” by Suicide featuring Alan Vega, 6/23/1938-7/16/2016 (from Suicide, 1977)

00:34:49   With Apologies to Trisco Pearson, this Was Our First Exposure to the Force M.D.’s


00:35:08   “Tender Love” by the Force M.D.’s featuring Trisco Pearson, ?-9/17/2016 (from Krush Groove, 1985)


00:36:24   “The Force M.D.’s Meet the Fat Boys” by the Force M.D.’s featuring the Fat Boys (from Chillin’, 1985)

00:37:31   The Chillin’ Album Cover: Trisco Pearson’s Greatest Legacy

© Tommy Boy Records

00:42:54   “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me” by D4L featuring Shawty Lo, 3/22/1976-9/21/2016 (from Down for Life, 2005)

00:44:02   Shawty Lo’s Funeral Procession to the Blue Flame Lounge

00:44:24   “Laffy Taffy” by D4L (from Down for Life)

00:45:23   “They Know (Dey Know)” by Shawty Lo (from Units in the City, 2008)

00:46:11   Fox News (!) Coverage of Shawty Lo’s Ill-Fated Reality Show All My Baby’s Mamas

00:48:34   “Love Come Down” by Evelyn “Champagne” King featuring Kashif, 12/26/1959-9/25/2016

00:51:46   “Rock with You” by Michael Jackson, written by Rod Temperton, 10/9/1947-10/5/2016 (from Off the Wall, 1979)

00:57:04   “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” by Dead or Alive featuring Pete Burns, 8/5/1959-10/23/2016 (from Youthquake, 1985)

01:00:49   “If I Didn’t Have Your Love” by Leonard Cohen, 9/21/1934-11/7/2016 (from You Want It Darker, 2016)

01:07:03   “Leaving the Table” by Leonard Cohen (from You Want It Darker)

01:10:06   “Roll Away the Stone” by Leon Russell, 4/2/1942-11/13/2016 (from Leon Russell, 1970)

01:14:46   “People Don’t Get What They Deserve” by Sharon Jones, 5/4/1956-11/18/2016, with the Dap-Kings (from Give the People What They Want, 2014)

01:19:18   “How Soon We Forget” by Colonel Abrams, 5/25/1969-11/24/2016 (from You and Me Equals Us, 1987)

01:22:34   “Lucky Man” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer featuring Greg Lake, 1/10/1947-12/7/2016 (from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970)

01:24:08   Seriously Though, You Gotta Check Out Tarkus

© Island Records

01:26:32   “Father Figure” by George Michael, 6/25/1963-12/25/2016 (from Faith, 1987)

01:29:57   The Future Basis for Human Civilization (Hopefully)

01:33:49   “Suzie Thundertussy” by Walter “Junie” Morrison, 1954-1/21/2017 (from Suzie Supergroupie, 1976; available on The Westbound Years)

01:35:40   “Roof Garden” by Al Jarreau, 3/12/1940-2/12/2017 (from Breakin’ Away, 1981)

01:39:44   “Funky Drummer (Part 2)” by James Brown featuring Clyde Stubblefield, 4/18/1943-2/18/2017 (1970 single, full version available on In the Jungle Groove)

01:40:52   “Mama Never Told Me” by Sister Sledge featuring Joni Sledge, 9/13/1956-3/10/2017 (1973 single, available on The Best of Sister Sledge)

01:44:36   “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry, 10/18/1926-3/18/2017 (from Chuck Berry is on Top, 1959)

01:47:39   “Detroit Breakdown” by John “J.” Geils, 2/20/1946-4/11/2017, and the J. Geils Band (from Nightmares…and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle, 1974)

01:53:38   “Rusty Cage” by Soundgarden featuring Chris Cornell, 7/20/1964-5/17/2017 (from Badmotorfinger, 1991)

02:00:11   “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Chris Cornell (2016 recording)






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