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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

Don't Back the Front

Jan 20, 2024 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM


With Dana K

happy human birthday and radio birthday to me, Dana K

Don't Back the Front
8:05 PM
The Desperate Bicycles - Don't Back the Front
The Desperate Bicycles Don't Back the Front
7" 1977
8:10 PM
Microdisney - Birthday Girl
Microdisney Birthday Girl
The Clock Comes Down the Stairs Rough Trade 1985
8:13 PM
Mekons - Insignificance
Mekons Insignificance
Retreat from Memphis Quarterstick Records 1994
8:22 PM
Tuff Love - Slammer
Tuff Love Slammer
Resort Lost Map Records 2016
8:26 PM
Strike a Match Rock Action Records 2016
8:29 PM
M.O.T.O - I Am the Cheese
M.O.T.O I Am the Cheese
Single File Criminal IQ 2005
it is also Cheese Lover's Day
8:30 PM
King Missile - Margaret's Eyes
King Missile Margaret's Eyes
They Shimmy Disc 1990
8:34 PM
Scrotum Poles - Pick the Cat's Eyes Out
Scrotum Poles Pick the Cat's Eyes Out
Revelation One Tone 1980
8:36 PM
Barbara Manning - Scissors
Barbara Manning Scissors
Lately I Keep Scissors Heyday 1989
8:40 PM
Young Marble Giants - Searching for Mr. Right
Young Marble Giants Searching for Mr. Right
Colossal Youth Rough Trade 1980
feeling like i'll be dead before i'm old
8:43 PM
Linda Smith - I'll Never See You Again
Linda Smith I'll Never See You Again
Till Another Time: 1988-1996 Captured Tracks 2021
8:47 PM
Unrest - Love to Know
Unrest Love to Know
Isabel Bishop - Single Teen-Beat 1992
Marine Girls cover
8:57 PM
The Jam - Ghosts
The Jam Ghosts
The Gift (Remastered) Polydor Records 1982
9:00 PM
Shop Assistants - It's Up To You
Shop Assistants It's Up To You
NME C86 NME 1986
9:03 PM
Josef K - It's Kinda Funny
Josef K It's Kinda Funny
The Only Fun in Town Les Disques du Crepuscule 1981
9:07 PM
The dB's - Black and White
The dB's Black and White
Stands for Decibels (Bonus Track Version) I.R.S. Records 1981
9:10 PM
Zeitgeist - Freight Train Rain
Zeitgeist Freight Train Rain
Translate Slowly DB Recs 1985
aka The Reivers
9:12 PM
The Prime Movers - Matter of Time
The Prime Movers Matter of Time
Nobody Gets On The Guest List! Throbbing Lobster 1984
9:16 PM
The Siddeleys - My Favourite Wet Wednesday Afternoon
The Siddeleys My Favourite Wet Wednesday Afternoon
What Went Wrong This Time? Medium Cool 1987
it's not that i want to be rich, i just want to be heroically poor
9:20 PM
Pulp - Something Changed
Pulp Something Changed
Different Class Universal-Island Records Ltd. 1995
9:23 PM
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Charlotte Street
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Charlotte Street
Rattlesnakes (Remastered) UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 1984
9:27 PM
fIREHOSE - Riddle of the Eighties
fIREHOSE Riddle of the Eighties
Fromohio SST Records 1989
9:38 PM
The Loud Family - Slit My Wrists
The Loud Family Slit My Wrists
Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things Alias 1993
9:41 PM
Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission
Songs: Ohia Farewell Transmission
The Magnolia Electric Co. Secretly Canadian 2003
i will be gone, but not forever
9:48 PM
Purple Mountains - Nights That Won't Happen
Purple Mountains Nights That Won't Happen
Purple Mountains Drag City Records 2019
9:54 PM
The Magnetic Fields - The Death of Ferdinand De Saussure
The Magnetic Fields The Death of Ferdinand De Saussure
69 Love Songs Merge Records 1999
9:57 PM
Parquet Courts - Human Performance
Parquet Courts Human Performance
Human Performance Rough Trade 2016
10:02 PM
Guided By Voices - My Valuable Hunting Knife
Guided By Voices My Valuable Hunting Knife
Alien Lanes Matador 1995
10:08 PM
Au Pairs - Repetition
Au Pairs Repetition
Playing with a Different Sex Human Records 1981
10:13 PM
The Sound - Hot House
The Sound Hot House
Single Korova
10:15 PM
Eurythmics - Never Gonna Cry Again
Eurythmics Never Gonna Cry Again
In the Garden RCA Records Label 1981
10:18 PM
Strawberry Switchblade - Seaside (Go Away)
Strawberry Switchblade Seaside (Go Away)
1982 4-Piece Demo 1982
10:21 PM
Thomas Dolby - Airwaves (Demo)
Thomas Dolby Airwaves (Demo)
From Brussels With Love Les Disques du Crepuscule 1980
10:26 PM
White & Torch - Parade
White & Torch Parade
Single Chrysalis 1982
10:31 PM
Nine Circles - I'm Deeply Touched
Nine Circles I'm Deeply Touched
Nine Circles Primary Records, Germany
living in hopes of succeeding tomorrow - that remains to be seen
10:34 PM
Arthur Russell - You Can Make Me Feel Bad
Arthur Russell You Can Make Me Feel Bad
Calling Out of Context Audika Records 2004
10:42 PM
Laurice - Dark Side of Your Face
Laurice Dark Side of Your Face
Best of Laurice, Vol. 2 Mighty Mouth Music 2015
Recorded in the early 70s
10:46 PM
Flamin' Groovies - I'll Cry Alone
Flamin' Groovies I'll Cry Alone
Shake Some Action Rhino/Warner Records 1976
10:49 PM
The Velvet Underground - After Hours
The Velvet Underground After Hours
The Velvet Underground Polydor 1969
10:55 PM
Wire - Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
Wire Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
154 Harvest 1979
Chat is archived.
Alan Pasnyk 8:06:44 PM
1 of 3 crumm bumms checking in...HI DANA!!!!!!!!!!!
Rob from snowy Maryland 8:07:27 PM
Hey Dana, this playlist/chat runs from 7 pm to 10 pm. I think that means that we can't post after 10, (and maybe something happens to the broadcast???)
Dana K (host) 8:07:50 PM
Thanks for the heads up Rob. I'm not sure why that happened. I'm not usually on Saturdays, obviously.
TAndy 8:08:22 PM
Rob from snowy Maryland 8:10:01 PM
Oh cool, you changed the time! Super Dana!!
Dana K (host) 8:10:14 PM
what can i say? i'm a tech genius
Ossy 8:11:12 PM
Lol and likely cause Commie was in your slot yesterday
Dana K (host) 8:11:44 PM
yes, we switched
Alan Pasnyk 8:12:29 PM
switcheroo .......
Alan Pasnyk 8:12:53 PM
not switcherooo (spellcheck)
Ossy 8:13:11 PM
Like Freaky Friday between Lindsey Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis
TAndy 8:13:52 PM
Alan Pasnyk 8:14:21 PM
Like "Don't Back the Commie" with Dana Francis.......
Dana K (host) 8:14:48 PM
I back all Commies
Ossy 8:15:00 PM
Uneasy Fronting - Commy K
yoni from kdu 8:15:19 PM
So what you're saying is that this radio show is a front??
yoni from kdu 8:16:21 PM
I feel very uneasy.
Alan Pasnyk 8:16:27 PM
Nuthin's ever simple at Princeton...
Rob from snowy Maryland 8:17:12 PM
Happy birthday, Dana!!
Alan Pasnyk 8:18:28 PM
looking Back, Happy Birthday Dana..
Commie Francis ☭ 8:22:20 PM
Do back the (popular) front. Happy birthday/radio birthday Dana!
Dana K (host) 8:22:38 PM
thanks all!
TAndy 8:23:05 PM
Jim Otter 8:23:07 PM
hbd djdk
jimbooooooo 8:26:17 PM
Happy Dang burfdayyyyyyyyyy
jimbooooooo 8:28:58 PM
Saw Ride at a bowling complex...guitar squalls with a constant side of pins crashing 🎳
yoni from kdu 8:29:59 PM
yoni from kdu 8:31:16 PM
jimbooooooo 8:32:52 PM
Ouch, Margaret.
yoni from kdu 8:36:36 PM
Do we get a third EYES song??
Dana K (host) 8:37:36 PM
no but you have my permission to sing DISNEYLAND
yoni from kdu 8:37:49 PM
Already on it
richard lyons:) 8:37:52 PM
B A R B A R A!!!!!
richard lyons:) 8:38:40 PM
Great start! HBD!
Dana K (host) 8:39:19 PM
I didn't say this at the beginning, but i am being VERY self-indulgent and mostly playing my favorites. Like Babs here.
Alan Pasnyk 8:46:08 PM
@ Dana: Fire away............
Alan Pasnyk 8:47:04 PM
L.S. 💛💚
Scooter France 8:54:10 PM
I was also really bummed I couldn't see Barbara Mannin open for Codeine because I had to leave a union meeting that night.
Scooter France 8:55:02 PM
Also, Happy birthday! I was going to go out to a fun gathering tonight, but I got suddenly ill and have to stay in. But at least I get to listen to this birthday radio show!
Dana K (host) 8:57:42 PM
i hope you feel better, scooter!
Ira Te Mix 9:02:40 PM
Great to hear the jam! Happy B day Dana, Rob in snowy Maryland. Did you see the jam @ U of M In June Of 1982? Having the Jam as a fave is awesome Dana….
yoni from kdu 9:07:49 PM
Oh hell yeah
Scooter France 9:10:24 PM
Will Rigby's drumming on this Dbs track has always blown me away. It's so perfect.
jimbooooooo 9:11:20 PM
Ohhhhh zeitgeist 💕
Rob from snowy Maryland 9:12:02 PM
Yay Zeitgeist!!
Rob from snowy Maryland 9:16:13 PM
Hi Ira TM! I don't think I saw The Jam in 1982 at U of M, but it is possible that I did and don't remember it.
yoni from kdu 9:27:28 PM
This is the stuff
Dana K (host) 9:27:37 PM
my man lloyd
Alan Pasnyk 9:28:52 PM
yes lloyd = <3
yoni from kdu 9:29:09 PM
You download that fIREHOSE recording that Mike posted from their Philly show? I should do that
Dana K (host) 9:40:51 PM
tw: farewell transmission
richard lyons:) 9:42:12 PM
damn good show, Dana K!
Josh C. 9:48:08 PM
Just popping in to look at the playlist and say hey! Looks like it's been a killer show!
Dana K (host) 9:49:16 PM
killer might not be the right word for it lol
Dana K (host) 9:49:29 PM
but thank you!
Alan Pasnyk 9:52:39 PM
Purple Mountain 🤍❄️
DSM 9:54:44 PM
Happy Birthday Dana K. Always a treat to catch your shows.
Rob from snowy Maryland 9:55:07 PM
Magnetic Fields!!!
Dana K (host) 9:55:48 PM
Thanks DSM <3
Ossy 9:56:38 PM
Peaceful on this frigid night
Dana K (host) 9:57:04 PM
rhyming "composer" with "holland-dozier-holland" is something only stephin could do
Kristin Belz 10:01:00 PM
@dana k this show is so good for this winter day. In icy pdx and missed parts while I was grocery shopping -will it be on demand somewhere and I can listen later? Jason Molina RIP… and David berman.. it’s past solstice so days are getting longer..
Kristin Belz 10:01:55 PM
Also happy birthday youngster!!
Dana K (host) 10:02:58 PM
hi kristin, thank you so much! unfortunately shows are very hard to archive at the moment, so no, but hopefully you'll have some time to check out what you haven't heard
richard lyons:) 10:03:17 PM
Uncle Bob!
Kristin Belz 10:06:16 PM
Archives what a pain. Yes that last record was after he ended his time on earth.
yoni from kdu 10:07:39 PM
Looking forward to your bar mitzvah show in a couple years!
Kristin Belz 10:08:00 PM
I know most of the music but love hearing great djs take me on the journey! PRB alum still doing live radio here in pdx. Keep doing what you’re doing!
Dana K (host) 10:09:25 PM
Archives are a total pain - unfortunately there's some legal issues that I don't fully understand, but hopefully we'll be able to have something like WFMU's archives some day.
Dana K (host) 10:09:43 PM
Legal issues surrounding archiving our shows, that is. Blame the FCC!
richard lyons:) 10:10:26 PM
@Kristin, who is the PRB Alum in PDX?
Kristin Belz 10:13:33 PM
Hi @richard lyons that’s me PU ‘84 the 80s early indie rock golden era(?!). On @xrayfm 107.1 now. Live radio never gets old. @dana I’m not an fcc fan either…!
Colin 10:14:53 PM
Big brithday show!! i had company here and they complimented the show.
richard lyons:) 10:15:00 PM
Hi Kristin! Nice!!!! I will check it out!
jimbooooooo 10:16:03 PM
ssssssssssound 💥💥💥
Dana K (host) 10:16:39 PM
love to hear it, colin!
Alan Pasnyk 10:19:53 PM
Strawberry!!! ❤❤❤❤❤
Alan Pasnyk 10:20:18 PM
...also a Lizbot fave...
Alan Pasnyk 10:20:51 PM
....and the Bass....
yoni from kdu 10:22:42 PM
Dana K (host) 10:23:17 PM
I know it isn't the Airwaves you requested!
yoni from kdu 10:24:43 PM
I mean, sure. But it's a very nice Airwaves just the same.
Dana K (host) 10:25:06 PM
Love the version on Golden Age, but the demo is where it's at
Kristin Belz 10:28:21 PM
@richard lyons are you a PRB alum by chance? Don’t know of any out here.
jimbooooooo 10:30:24 PM
this is over the top 💥💥💥
Dana K (host) 10:30:44 PM
it's SO OTT. took me a while to decide i actually loved it
richard lyons:) 10:39:08 PM
@Krisitn nope. KUFM in Missoula, MT :)
Colin 10:42:54 PM
step one make your way past all the other 98 1 second silent tracks to sit through 10 minutes of silence on track 99 till the hidden track begins!!
Colin 10:51:01 PM
always loved everything about this song.
Jim Otter 10:51:33 PM
there's a lot to love on the VU self titled. I know it's not usually the top of everyone's lists
richard lyons:) 10:53:45 PM
Fun show tonight. Thanks Dana K!
jimbooooooo 10:54:46 PM
Thank youuuuuu Dana K 🎂💥🎂💥🎂💥
Ossy 10:55:46 PM
Have a frigid weekend Dana and happy birthday!!
yoni from kdu 10:55:52 PM
Alan Pasnyk 10:55:52 PM
Happy Birthday Dana K! On a cloudy night U R a Shining Star 🌟 Thank You & bcnu!
Dana K (host) 10:55:57 PM
thank you all so much!
Colin 10:58:24 PM
best birthday wishes for the new year to come!