Music From the Radio Free Athens Crew: June 20, 2020< < Back to
Like most everything else, Radio Free Athens has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Although you won’t get to hear your favorite DJs on the air for a while, we will be supplying faithful listeners with playlists in the meantime. Find them below!
I have been going through boxes of stuff lately trying to purge myself of things that need to go. I came across a cassette of the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band that I have not heard in a while. It is where I started when working on this week’s playlist. I have also thrown in some songs about dads since Sunday is Father’s Day. Somehow it finished with three Johns.
I had to relocate here in 2003 before I fully understood how important Ohio’s music is to the rest of the planet. This week’s list consists solely of performers from Ohio – some you know, the rest you need to. Alan Freed notwithstanding, there’s a reason the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located here -not that I’ve ever been). Please enjoy, and thanks for checking out our playlists. Featuring:
The Tough and Lovely
The Lemon Pipers
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
The Isley Brothers
Zapp & Roger
The High Definitions
Pure Prarie League
From DJ Grumpy Grandma
Kind of along the lines of Michael T.’s playlist for this week, but much lazier, I present something I could never actually play on the radio: over an hour of the best DEVO tracks reinterpreted Percy “Thrills” Thrillington style — MUZAK! I’ve been loving these tracks, and I hope you will too (I think you will, as long as you’re not Chrissie Hynde, my fellow person in a female bodied avatar from the northeast OH 330-area code region who does NOT like muzak)!