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Monday, October 09, 2006

Altrok Radio Music Update #133

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This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:
  • The Church
  • French Kicks
  • Tigers Can Bite You
  • Sloan
  • Rachel Zamsteen
  • The Features
Plus we've got newly-added music:
  • Beck - Think I'm In Love
  • The Dears - Death Or Life We Want You
  • Fields - Song For The Fields
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead - I Know I'm Not Alone
  • Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
  • Head Like A Kite - Pour Me a Drink!
  • Kasabian - Empire
  • Milburn - Lipstick Licking
  • R.E.M. - Bad Day (Outtake from Life's Rich Pageant)
  • Stan Ridgway - Hanging Johnny
  • The Roman Numerals - The Rule Of V
  • Seachange - No Backward Glances
  • Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
  • The Thermals - Power Doesn't Run On Nothing
Our Featured Classics:
  • The Clash - Janie Jones
  • Lloyd Cole - Perfect Skin
  • The Cult - Rain
  • The Danse Society - Heaven Is Waiting
  • Electronic - Imitation Of Life
  • Le Tigre - Punker Plus
  • Lene Lovich - I Think We're Alone Now
  • The Skids - The Saints Are Coming
  • Talking Heads - The Lady Don't Mind (Extended Mix)
  • The Untouchables - Free Yourself
Want a piece o' that? Tune in!


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