Discoveries On Holiday

WHAT WE LISTENED TO ON OUR SUMMER VACATION: It’s been a while but we have finally returned to the hallowed halls of Monkey School. Rest assured we were not just goofing off. To prove it, we have a fres batch of songs – a collection of musical morsels we’ve been sampling over the past two and a half months. So sit back and reflect on the summer past and ponder what’s in store for the fall as you listen to the latest edition of Monkey School.

Morrissey – You Have Killed Me
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken
Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken
Antennas – Adapt
The Epoxies – Synthesized
Rocket – Not That Kind Of Girl
Stimulator – Feeling Alright
Fabulous Disaster – I’m A Mess
The Riff Randells – M.O.
Katie The Pest – Groove On
The Go-Betweens – Bye Bye Pride
The Embassy – Boxcar
Bobby Baby – The Some Place New
Josh Rouse – My Love Has Gone

Opening theme: The Mopes – Hula Hoop
Background Song: The Crimson Ghosts – Skulls
Closing theme: Wolfgang Kaltenbach – Party Shaker

Download: Monkey School 05

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Summer School

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BITCHIN’ SUMMER: Look outside… it’s finally here! We’ve been waiting for this all year! Yes, after a dreadfully cold and wet spring, summer has arrived in New England. We celebrate by enrolling you in summer school with a trip to Singing Beach in lovely Manchester-By-The-Sea, Massachusetts. We play a few of our favorite songs, both past and present, celebrating the joy and the fun of the season in the sun. Surf’s up!

Acid House Kings – Summer’s On Its Way
The Happy Couple – Another Sunny Day
Sing Sing – Feels Like Summer
Helen Love – Summer Pop Radio
The Undertones – Here Comes The Summer
Da Biz – On The Beach
Blondie – In The Sun
The Ramones – California Sun
B Girls – Fun At The Beach
The Barbarellas – Summer
The Lemonheads – He’s On The Beach
The Chubbies – Randy (Have A Bitchin’ Summer)
Yo La Tengo – The Summer
Death Cab For Cutie – Summer Skin

Opening theme: The Mopes – Hula Hoop
Background song: Percy Faith – Theme From “A Summer Place”
Closing theme: Voodoo Court – Always Something To Remind Me

Download: Monkey School 04

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Liquor Mission, Part One

DRUNKY SCHOOL: Pour yourself a drink. Go ahead – make it a double! We’re celebrating the long, time-honored tradition of songs about booze on this edition of Monkey School. A wide variety of artists, styles and points of view that will appeal to even the strictest teetotaler… so belly up to the bar of good times and bad behavior. Oh, and this is NOT an all-ages show. Leave the little ones at home.

Earlimart – We Drink On The Job
The Cardigans – I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer
Holly Golightly – Through Sun And Wine
Amazing Royal Crowns – Swimming In Drinks
7 Shot Screamers – Liquor Store
The Special A.K.A. – Alcohol
Nouvelle Vague – Too Drunk to F@%#
The Housemartins – Happy Hour
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Alcohol
The Holigrams – Drunk Dial
The Fall – White Lightning
The Spurs – Stop And Let Me Drink About It
Freakwater – My Old Drunk Friend
Willie Nelson – I Gotta Get Drunk

Opening theme: The Mopes – Hula Hoop
Background song:  Dave Aaronoff – Whiplash
Closing theme: Wolfgang Kaltenbach – Party Shaker

Download: Monkey School 03

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Get Up and Go

GOING TO A GO-GO – Get your permission slips signed. We’re going on a field trip to New York City to see the Go-Go’s. It’s the twenty-fifth anniversary of their first album Beauty and the Beat and to celebrate the girls are back on tour. If you know us, you know we love ’em, so help us commemorate the events with a special seminar that’s totally Go-Go’s. We introduce you to lesser-known tracks by the band, covers of their songs, songs written about them and side projects by some of the members. So get on the bus and go!

The Go-Go’s – London Boys
Dolly Mixture – How Come You’re Such A Hit With The Boys, Jane
Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed
The Go-Go’s – Can’t Stop The World
Chemical People – Vacation
The Go-Go’s – Speeding
The Go-Go’s – I Think It’s Me
Sparks – Lucky Me, Lucky You
Phranc – Everywhere I Go I Here The Go-Go’s
The Baxters – Head Over Heels
The Go-Go’s – Yes Or No
The Smithereens – Blue Period
The Go-Go’s – The Whole World Lost It’s Head
The Go-Go’s – Unforgiven

Opening theme: The Mopes – Hula Hoop
Background song:  The Go-Go’s – Surfing and Spying
Closing theme: Wolfgang Kaltenbach – Party Shaker

Download: Monkey School 02

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School Is In

VISION OF NEWNESS – For our debut podcast, we present a baker’s dozen of our most recent musical discoveries – songs old and new. Included are songs by longtime favorites like Buzzcocks and Demolition Doll Rods, new bands like The Horrorpops and The Pipettes, and some awesome trailblazers our research has uncovered like Nikki & The Corvettes and Suzi Quatro. Included are spotlights on new faces on the Swedish pop scene, and a tribute to the gawdesses of Detroit rawk.

Buzzcocks – I Wish I Never Loved You
The Concretes – Chosen One
The Legends – Today
The Sorayas – Hours To Days
Tender Trap – I Would Die For You
The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me
The Bangles – Call On Me
The Horrorpops – Walk Like A Zombie
Bloodshot Bill – Kissin’ My Love
The Original Sinners – Good At Being Bad
Demolition Doll Rods – Where My Baby Be
Nikki & The Corvettes – Girls Like Me
Suzi Quatro – Suicide

Opening theme: The Mopes – Hula Hoop
Background song:  Death Valley – Beyond Metonga
Closing theme: Wolfgang Kaltenbach – Party Shaker

Download: Monkey School 01

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