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
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
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
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
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