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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

Uneasy Listening

Aug 13, 2022 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

With Commie Francis

Neighborhoods and Hometowns

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Songs about neighborhoods and where people are from 8-10, then freeform etc 10-11 remembering Lamont Dozier, Mark Astronaut and Gord Lewis.

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Uneasy Listening
8:01 PM
Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
Bay City Rollers Saturday Night
Rollin' Arista 1974
8:05 PM
Carole King - My Simple Humble Neighborhood
Carole King My Simple Humble Neighborhood
Really Rosie Ode/Epic/Legacy 1975
8:07 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over The Five Harmaniacs - Coney Island Washboard

8:09 PM
The Go Go's - This Town
The Go Go's This Town
Beauty and the Beat IRS Records 1981
8:12 PM
The Cheeraks - Ah, Ah, Ah (Dirty Old Town)
The Cheeraks Ah, Ah, Ah (Dirty Old Town)
The Cheeraks Yakisakana Records 2002
8:15 PM
Herman's Hermits - It's Nice to Be Out In the Morning
Herman's Hermits It's Nice to Be Out In the Morning
Mrs Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) MGM Records 1968
8:18 PM
The American Dream - Frankford El
The American Dream Frankford El R
The American Dream Ampex Records 1970
requested by Nic in Philly! But not Frankford
8:19 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over MFSB - Ferry Ave

8:22 PM
Ivy Green - Stupid Village
Ivy Green Stupid Village
Ivy Green Pogo Records 1978
8:26 PM
Crisis - No Town Hall (Southwark)
Crisis No Town Hall (Southwark)
No Town Hall (Southwark) Action Group 1978
8:28 PM
Mos Def - Habitat
Mos Def Habitat
Black On Both Sides Rawkus 1999
8:33 PM
Malvina Reynolds - Little Boxes
Malvina Reynolds Little Boxes
Ear to the Ground Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2000
orig 1963, requested by Richard from Kutztown
8:36 PM
The Topplers - Flack Town
The Topplers Flack Town
FM-BX Society Tape 001 S-S Records 2010
orig 1981
8:38 PM
Television Personalities - Parties In Chelsea
Television Personalities Parties In Chelsea
And Don't the Kids Just Love It Rough Trade 1981
8:39 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Tal Henry - My Little Old Home Down in New Orleans

8:42 PM
Roger Sovine - Culman Alabama
Roger Sovine Culman Alabama
Culman, Alabam / Savannah Georgia Vagrant Imperial 1968
8:45 PM
Clorox Girls - Not My Hometown
Clorox Girls Not My Hometown
Clorox Girls Smart Guy Records 2004
8:46 PM
Wipers - Doom Town
Wipers Doom Town
Over the Edge Brain Eater 1983
requested by Richard from Portland!
8:49 PM
The Seeds - Bad Part of Town
The Seeds Bad Part of Town
Bad Part of Town / Wish Me Up MGM Records 1970
8:53 PM
Human Switchboard - In This Town
Human Switchboard In This Town
Who's Landing in My Hangar? Faulty Products 1981
8:56 PM
Pianosaurus - Center Of The Universe
Pianosaurus Center Of The Universe
Groovy Neighborhood Rounder 1987
8:58 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over David Bowie - A New Career in a New Town

9:01 PM
Tuscadero - Mt. Pleasant
Tuscadero Mt. Pleasant
The Pink Album Rhino/Elektra 1996
9:03 PM
Steady B - The Hill Top
Steady B The Hill Top R
What's My Name Jive/Legacy 1987
requested by Nic from Philly
9:06 PM
Action Pact - Stanwell
Action Pact Stanwell
Suicide Bag EP Jungle/Fall Out 1982
9:08 PM
Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Cranston
Slim Cessna's Auto Club Cranston
The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace SCACUNINCORPORATED 2004
9:12 PM
David Peel and Death - Uptight Manhattan
David Peel and Death Uptight Manhattan
King of Punk Orange Records 1978
9:16 PM
M.I.A. - Mango Pickle Down River
M.I.A. Mango Pickle Down River
Kala XL 2007
feat. Wilcannia Mob
9:20 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Stevie Wonder - Manhattan at 6

9:24 PM
Lou Rawls - Dead End Street
Lou Rawls Dead End Street R
Too Much! Capitol Records 1967
requested by Scott from somewhere or other!
9:26 PM
The Loners - Neighborhood Kids
The Loners Neighborhood Kids
Inanimate Objects / Neighborhood Kids Double AA 1980
9:29 PM
Jackie Lee - The Town I Live In
Jackie Lee The Town I Live In
The Town I Live In / You Can Too (Have Heartaches) Columbia 1966
9:31 PM
Hard Skin - The Gipsy Hill
Hard Skin The Gipsy Hill
On the Balls JT Classics 2012
9:34 PM
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbilly
The Kinks Muswell Hillbilly
Muswell Hillbillies RCA Victor 1971
9:39 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over MFSB - Manhattan Skyline

9:40 PM
Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits
Ike & Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits
Nutbush City Limits CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 1973
9:43 PM
The Restarts - N16
The Restarts N16
Mobocracy V/A No Label Records 2009
split with MDC
9:46 PM
Curtis Mayfield - The Other Side of Town
Curtis Mayfield The Other Side of Town
Curtis Curtom 1970
9:50 PM
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Back Home
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Back Home
Winter In America Strata East 1974
9:53 PM
The Cravats - Precinct
The Cravats Precinct
In Toytown Cherry Red Records 1980
9:55 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over MFSB - Ferry Ave

9:57 PM
The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
The Dead Milkmen Punk Rock Girl
Beelzebubba Ryko/Rhino 1988
with consultation from legit Philadelphian Nic from Philly on the status of South Street as a neighborhood.
10:00 PM
Freddy Cannon - Transistor Sister
Freddy Cannon Transistor Sister
Transistor Sister - Single Swan Records 1961
10:02 PM
Lamont Dozier - Shout About It
Lamont Dozier Shout About It
Lamont M&M Records 1981
RIP Lamont Dozier
10:07 PM
Teenage Head - Little Boxes
Teenage Head Little Boxes
Teenage Head Warner Music Canada 1979
RIP Gord Lewis
10:11 PM
The Astronauts - Getting Things Done
The Astronauts Getting Things Done
Restricted Hours Acid Stings 1989
RIP Mark Astronaut
10:14 PM
100 Flowers - Our Fallout
100 Flowers Our Fallout
100 Flowers Happy Squid Records 1983
10:16 PM
Ohyda - Drgawki
Ohyda Drgawki N
Pan Bóg Spełni Wszystkie Pragnienia Lewaków... I Dojdzie Do Katastrofy! La Vida Es Un Mus Discos 2022
10:18 PM
Los Crudos - Tomando Los Golpes
Los Crudos Tomando Los Golpes
Discografía La Vida Es Un Mus Discos 2016
orig 1996
10:19 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over X-Ray Spex - Warrior in Woolworths (demo)

10:23 PM
Linda Jardim - Energy in Northampton
Linda Jardim Energy in Northampton
Energy in Northampton EMI 1980
10:27 PM
The Monkees - She
The Monkees She
More of the Monkees Colgems 1967
10:29 PM
Flash - Incontrolable
Flash Incontrolable N
Flash La Vida Es En Mus Discos 2022
10:31 PM
Sir Lord Baltimore - Caesar LXXI
Sir Lord Baltimore Caesar LXXI
Sir Lord Baltimore Cherry Red Records 1971
10:37 PM
Red Dons - Too Sick
Red Dons Too Sick
Fake Meets Failure Deranged Records 2010
10:39 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over X-Ray Spex - Warrior in Woolworths (demo)

10:42 PM
Ghost:Whale - The Other Side
Ghost:Whale The Other Side N
Echo:One Tenzenmen 2022
10:51 PM
Françoise Hardy - Lonesome Town
Françoise Hardy Lonesome Town
En Anglais Disques Vogue 1968
10:53 PM
TV TOY - Instant This / Instant That
TV TOY Instant This / Instant That
For What It's Worth / Instant This/Instant That Permanent Records 1979
10:55 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over X-Ray Spex - Warrior in Woolworths (demo)

10:57 PM
Chumbawamba - The Day the Nazi Died
Chumbawamba The Day the Nazi Died
Uneasy Listening
Chat is archived.
TAndy 8:01:55 PM
Big love Saturday crew at WPRB
Commie Francis (host) 8:02:01 PM
how many times have i heard this song in the last 8 years. i should have a contest like how many jellybeans in the jar
Ambrose Hughes 8:03:26 PM
416? Hi Commie F!
Alan Pasnyk 8:04:01 PM
Hi Commie! This jellybean here listens mostly on FM !
Commie Francis (host) 8:04:54 PM
it's tricky cause i relisten to my shows and i number them but not the recurring ones plus i had a period when i wasn't on saturdays and didn't play it
Andy Wing 8:09:35 PM
Evening! I showed the Really Rosie at Burning Man years ago. Some of the boomers there had there memories jarred by "I don't care" and "chicken soup". Most other people didn't know what to make of it.
richard lyons 8:09:43 PM
Hey hey Uneasy Listeners!!
richard lyons 8:10:08 PM
Hi Commie :)
Ambrose Hughes 8:11:49 PM
Yo richard!
Commie Francis (host) 8:12:23 PM
hi richard alan bo andy tandy!!
Ambrose Hughes 8:15:10 PM
@Commie, I was thinking of The Pogues Dirty Old Town ...sadly we lost Daryll Hunt a few days ago!
TAndy 8:15:36 PM
This show is too much, I'm rocking out.
TAndy 8:15:57 PM
Rocking aggressively in my chair watching another episode of Hank Hill till it's time for work
Andy Wing 8:17:01 PM
Remember Peter Noon VJing on VH!?
Commie Francis (host) 8:17:32 PM
i DO remember that
Commie Francis (host) 8:18:48 PM
i didn't hear about Darryl Hunt, that's sad
Commie Francis (host) 8:18:56 PM
too many people dying!
Ambrose Hughes 8:20:43 PM
@Commie, yep!😣
Ambrose Hughes 8:22:28 PM
I rode the 'L' every week for a year!
Ambrose Hughes 8:23:21 PM
*El*
Commie Francis (host) 8:23:48 PM
i rode it every weekday for 4 years!
richard lyons 8:24:27 PM
Just throwing this out there. Loretta Lynn and Jack White, "Portland, Oregon"
Ambrose Hughes 8:24:39 PM
@Commie, bless you, you win!
Commie Francis (host) 8:25:15 PM
but neither of them are from portland?
Ambrose Hughes 8:26:32 PM
@richard, that's a great song!
Commie Francis (host) 8:26:35 PM
yeah thank you for the suggestion but it doesn't mention any neighborhoods and it happens in portland but it's not about being from there!
gboss 8:29:58 PM
This is always the first track I play when I get home from a long trip
Commie Francis (host) 8:30:58 PM
appropriate!
Ossy Hyouka 8:31:40 PM
Aura vibes of What's The 411 (Mary J Blige)!
David Shortell 8:33:48 PM
Frank Sinatra was the first to record Lee Hazelwood’s “This Town”, but his daughter sang it for her NBC TV special!
David Shortell 8:33:52 PM
https://youtube.com/watch?v=RnxLSZZfV0M
Ambrose Hughes 8:34:00 PM
PETE!
Ambrose Hughes 8:34:37 PM
.
Ambrose Hughes 8:35:14 PM
...and Malvina!
richard lyons 8:38:15 PM
The Wipers, "Doom Town" :)
Commie Francis (host) 8:39:04 PM
deal, i dunno if that's about a hometown but it definitely seems like it
Commie Francis (host) 8:39:54 PM
also greg sage is from portland and lived there when he wrote that so....
Ambrose Hughes 8:40:35 PM
Lovin' these old English punk songs!
Commie Francis (host) 8:45:11 PM
richard are you from philly? i forgot
richard lyons 8:45:59 PM
portland:D
richard lyons 8:47:04 PM
I know you already have a full playlist but just trying to get the hang of this: The Decemberists, "On the Bus Mall" about portland homeless youth
Commie Francis (host) 8:51:12 PM
note sky saxon worked in a coal mine in PHILLY
Ambrose Hughes 8:52:45 PM
I met Sky Saxon!
Commie Francis (host) 8:53:41 PM
did you ask him about his coal mining years?
Ambrose Hughes 8:53:54 PM
...very likeable character.
Commie Francis (host) 8:55:08 PM
he seemed like a real weirdo and i mean that in the best way
Ambrose Hughes 8:55:10 PM
HA! No, he'd erased them from memory!
Ambrose Hughes 8:56:04 PM
But of course!
Ambrose Hughes 8:57:16 PM
Saw the Seeds in Asbury Park, that was special!
richard lyons 8:59:05 PM
Nice Ambrose!
Ossy Hyouka 9:00:20 PM
The weather outside as cool as a desert at night!
Scooter France 9:01:01 PM
That Pianosaurus song was really good and I never considered listening to that band because an all toy instrument band sounded like it would be annoying. I love the Human Switchboard.
Commie Francis (host) 9:01:21 PM
pianosaurus is super good!
Commie Francis (host) 9:01:41 PM
btw pax and i made that id on pax's laptop while waiting for people to call during a pledge drive.
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 9:01:57 PM
It's such a lovely neighborhood (?) My Mt. Pleasant
Commie Francis (host) 9:02:49 PM
hahah i was waiting for rob to show up
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 9:03:30 PM
I was throwing out my Nancy Drew books, sorry I'm late
Commie Francis (host) 9:03:47 PM
not your model horses from massachusetts though!!
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 9:04:09 PM
NEVER
Commie Francis (host) 9:04:43 PM
oh bo when you said you were liking the old english punk i meant to tell you i was messaging the singer of the boys on fb to figure out if brickfield nights is about a park or a neighborhood! (it's a park)
Ambrose Hughes 9:08:05 PM
@Commie, aw that's so cool!
Ambrose Hughes 9:09:52 PM
@Commie, just thought of this, Hope Street by The Levellers?
Commie Francis (host) 9:11:31 PM
hm maybe. sometimes a street can be a neighborhood, i have one song like that coming up
Commie Francis (host) 9:11:36 PM
i will see what i can do!
Ambrose Hughes 9:12:25 PM
Sweet if you can, thanks!
Ambrose Hughes 9:15:12 PM
HOLY SHITE! Haven't heard this since I had my first pair of DM's!👀
Ambrose Hughes 9:16:40 PM
S.L.F. did Hope Street too I just remembered!
jimbeaux 9:17:55 PM
Yeeoooo Comrades!
richard lyons 9:19:27 PM
hey jimbeaux!
jimbeaux 9:19:37 PM
MIA-MAZING
jimbeaux 9:19:59 PM
Yeoooo richard!
Ossy Hyouka 9:21:26 PM
MIA classy like take your money and paper planes!
Ambrose Hughes 9:22:48 PM
Yeaux jimbeaux!
Commie Francis (host) 9:24:42 PM
hiya jimbeaux!
jimbeaux 9:24:50 PM
YeoooooBooooooo!
Commie Francis (host) 9:25:00 PM
also thanks for the weather report ossy, i put the ac back on this afternoon but i opened the windows again now!
Commie Francis (host) 9:25:12 PM
listen out for atvs!!
Ambrose Hughes 9:25:20 PM
Kinks have a Dead End Street
Commie Francis (host) 9:25:37 PM
i love that song but it's not on theme!
Commie Francis (host) 9:25:49 PM
i do have a kinks song coming up
Commie Francis (host) 9:25:58 PM
they have quite a few
Ambrose Hughes 9:25:58 PM
Lou Rawls KILLS!😍
Ambrose Hughes 9:26:50 PM
@Commie, oooohh!
Commie Francis (host) 9:27:51 PM
in fact i will play it this set
Ambrose Hughes 9:28:41 PM
SCHWEEEET!
Ambrose Hughes 9:36:03 PM
Nice one Commie!😍
Andrew Gruen 9:38:28 PM
i was hoping to hear this one! thanks commie
Commie Francis (host) 9:41:13 PM
happy to play it!
Ambrose Hughes 9:42:29 PM
My fav Tina Turner!😀
Commie Francis (host) 9:42:48 PM
so good and about her actual hometown!
Ambrose Hughes 9:43:24 PM
Twofer!
Ambrose Hughes 9:47:19 PM
@Commie, you could probably do another show on this theme, I keep remembering more songs ha!
Commie Francis (host) 9:47:39 PM
i definitely could. i'm also going to do a parks one which is surprisingly related haha
Ambrose Hughes 9:48:57 PM
Ahh!
Ambrose Hughes 9:49:26 PM
Love Curtis!
Ambrose Hughes 9:52:02 PM
Two more greats here!
Commie Francis (host) 9:52:54 PM
i heard a new (or newly released?) brian jackson song recently and it was EXCELLENT
Ossy Hyouka 9:53:10 PM
Curtis Mayfield like Selecta played a cover of him today!
Scooter France 9:54:39 PM
cravats!
Ambrose Hughes 9:55:36 PM
@Commie, I read a piece in Mojo Mag about that.
Commie Francis (host) 9:58:38 PM
i forgot to mention philly-est video (with the possible exception of "summertime")
Commie Francis (host) 10:03:24 PM
i bumped into an angel (scuse me baby)
TAndy 10:04:16 PM
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
Ossy Hyouka 10:06:52 PM
80s best ❤🔥💥
Colin 10:09:19 PM
tragic about the teenage head guitar player this week.
Commie Francis (host) 10:09:34 PM
so sad!
Colin 10:09:48 PM
so crazy too
Commie Francis (host) 10:09:51 PM
probably not going to go into details on the air :(
Colin 10:10:15 PM
we know how to google
Ambrose Hughes 10:10:17 PM
Didn't hear about this!😒
Colin 10:10:53 PM
have a google of it boo
Colin 10:18:32 PM
A big bright moon is rising in the east.
Ambrose Hughes 10:23:39 PM
Super Sturgeon Moon it be known as, apparently.
Colin 10:24:41 PM
nice! that's a good moon to be
Ambrose Hughes 10:28:58 PM
THIS
Commie Francis (host) 10:29:23 PM
hell yeah my faves
Ambrose Hughes 10:30:13 PM
I was totally unaware of that! 👀
Commie Francis (host) 10:31:04 PM
haha it's my secret
Colin 10:35:01 PM
imagines what sir lord baltimore's pre-show rituals were like🤔
Colin 10:35:50 PM
probably included the encyclopedia britanica i'm sure.
Commie Francis (host) 10:36:22 PM
hahah for sure
Commie Francis (host) 10:36:33 PM
old school googling
Ambrose Hughes 10:37:26 PM
He should get together with Screaming Lord Sutch!
Colin 10:38:29 PM
og googling be like, let me google that, *hails cab to the public library, returns 3 hours later, yup it's called a sparrow.
Commie Francis (host) 10:39:07 PM
hot tip if you ever time travel or the internet breaks - you can call the reference librarian
Colin 10:39:45 PM
I might have to make that a habit now.
Colin 10:49:52 PM
something set off the neighborhood skunk.
jimbeaux 10:50:46 PM
Thankyouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Ambrose Hughes 10:50:48 PM
That stinks!😷
TAndy 10:55:12 PM
Thanks for the show! Wasn't in chat much but I was locked.
TAndy 10:56:05 PM
Slim Cessna's Auto Club, that whole set before TS, Teenage Head, Thr Monkees, SLB... Too many jams tonight
David Shortell 10:57:59 PM
I can't listen where I am. Is Francois Hardy's "Lonesome Town" a different song than Ricky Nelson's?
Colin 10:58:12 PM
thanks for broadcasting!
Ossy Hyouka 10:58:51 PM
😊💛⚡☀️
Commie Francis (host) 10:59:07 PM
it was a cover david!
Ambrose Hughes 10:59:24 PM
Fab show Commie F. Thank you!
TAndy 10:59:39 PM
As some would say the show was a rip snortin' good time
Commie Francis (host) 10:59:53 PM
hooray! refresh for cj.... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!