Tuesday, January 28

DIVE UNDER THE COVERS

We have been asked to post a list of all the cover songs played during Dive Under the Covers month on KJRW.  We hadn't really been keeping track, but we can't resist a list, so here is what we remember playing:

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
99 Red Balloons - 7 Seconds
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Minutemen
Amoeba - Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker
Ball of Confusion - Love and Rockets
Bang A Gong - Ministry
Be My Baby - Dollyrots
Because I'm Awesome - Bowling For Soup
Blue Monday - Orgy
Break On Through - Weirdos
Cherry Bomb - Bratmobile
Class War - Bobby Alt,  Branden Steineckert, Ben Rojas, and Nick S.
Come On, Let's Go - Girl In A Coma
Crimson & Clover - Evil Stig
Darling Nikki - Foo Fighters
Dear Prudence - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Dirty Deeds - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Do It Clean - Hole
Easy - Faith No More
Everybody Knows - Concrete Blonde
Gimme Some Truth - Generation X
Have A Cigar - Foo Fighters
Head On - Pixies
Hello, I Love You - Adam Ant
Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
House of the Rising Sun - Adolescents
How Soon Is Now? - Meatmen
I Can't Control Myself - Strawberry Zots
I Fought the Law - Clash
I Had Too Much To Dream - Stiv Bators
I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
I Wanna Be Sedated - Offspring
I Will Survive - Cake
I'm Not Your Stepping Stone - Minor Threat
Indian Giver - Ramones
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants
It's My Life - No Doubt
It's Too Late - 7 Year Bitch
Just Got Paid - Rapeman
Kick Out the Jams - Presidents of the United States of America
Kids In America - Donnas
Lake of Fire - Nirvana
Lord of the Thighs - Breeders
Love Song - 311
Maggies Farm - Rage Against the Machine
Manic Depression - Beefeater
Money - Flying Lizards
Mony Mony - Billy Idol
More, More, More - Babes In Toyland
Mrs. Robinson - Lemonheads
My Generation - Green Day
My Sharona - Veruca Salt
Nights In White Satin - Dickies
No Fun - Sex Pistols
Nothing Compares 2 U - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
On A Plain - Telekinesis
Over the Rainbow - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Paranoid - Dickies
People Are Strange - Echo and the Bunnymen
Personal Jesus - Marilyn Manson
Pictures of Matchstick Men - Camper Van Beethoven
The Promise - Eyeliners
The Pusher - Blind Melon
Radar Love - Ministry
Ring of Fire - Social Distortion
Roadrunner - Colored Girls
Rock 'N' Roll - Runaways
Rock 'N' Roll High School - Shonen Knife
Rock On - Blondie
Satyagraha - Vacancies
Seek and Destroy - Agent Orange
Set Me Free - Fastbacks
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? - Anti-Flag
Stairway To Heaven - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Stay Away - Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band
Surfin' Bird - Ramones
Swallow My Pride - Fastbacks
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson
Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - 7 Seconds
Tomorrow Never Knows - My Son the Bum
Too Drunk To Fuck - Blanks 77
Travelin' Band - Heart Attacks
Viva Las Vegas - Dead Kennedys
Voices Carry - Gang Green
Wasted - Circle Jerks
Where Did You Sleep Last Night? - Nirvana
You Know My Name - Poets of the Fall

A KJRW prize pack to the first person who responds with a corresponding list of artists who did those songs first!

Saturday, January 25

TOP TEN

It's almost all covers in the Top Ten tracks this week on KJRW:

  1. I Fought the Law - Clash
  2. Ball of Confusion - Love and Rockets
  3. Verse Chorus Verse - Nirvana
  4. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  5. No Fun - Sex Pistols
  6. Ring of Fire - Social Distortion
  7. I Will Survive - Cake
  8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
  9. I Wanna Be Sedated - Offspring
  10. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes

There is only one week left of Dive Under the Covers month.  We will soon post a list of all the cover tunes we played.

Wednesday, January 22

DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY


Our friends at the Stress Blog write about listening to upbeat music to stay happy.  We at KJRW have to wonder what listening to the tunes we play does to people's moods.

The Stress Blog: Be Happier ~ Listen to Upbeat Music: enlarge People can successfully try to be happier, especially when cheery music aids the process. (Credit: © Syda Productions / Foto...

Sunday, January 19

TOP TEN

The Offspring's cover of a Ramones classic remains at number one in the Top Ten tracks on KJRW this week:

  1. I Wanna Be Sedated - Offspring
  2. Ring of Fire - Social Distortion
  3. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  4. The Wait - Killing Joke
  5. Here's To Your Fuck - Gits
  6. Suicide - Battered Wives
  7. Sundance - Public Works
  8. Between the Eyes - Love Battery
  9. Dog Style - Viletones
  10. The Hardest Button to Button - White Stripes

Covers of songs better known by the Doors, Troggs, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more as Dive Under the Covers month continues on KJRW...

Tuesday, January 14

UNDERCOVER ANGEL

Songs by Nancy Sinatra, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Gloria Gaynor, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd playing on KJRW??  No, it's not April Fool's Day.  It's Dive Under the Covers month.  You will hear Gang Green take on 'Til Tuesday, Generation X do John Lennon and more all during January on KJRW.

Sometimes covers become more popular than the original versions of songs such as Santana's version of the Fleetwood Mac song "Black Magic Woman" or Jimi Hendrix's cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower".  Are the tunes KJRW is playing more popular than the originals?  Probably not.  But we think they sound cool.

Saturday, January 11

TOP TEN

The top three are covers this week on KJRW, as Dive Under the Covers month ramps up.

  1. I Wanna Be Sedated - Offspring
  2. Ring of Fire - Social Distortion
  3. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  4. The Wait - Killing Joke
  5. Between the Eyes - Love Battery
  6. Here's To Your Fuck - Gits
  7. Sundance - Public Works
  8. Wave of Mutilation - Pixies
  9. The KKK Took My Baby Away - Ramones
  10. Suicide - Battered Wives

Listen for the Fastbacks covering Green River, Poets of the Fall taking on Chris Cornell, My Son the Bum doing the Doors and more this week on KJRW.

Monday, January 6

DECEMBER YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM CHILD

During December, listening was highest in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, France, Mexico, U.K., Denmark, Spain, Philippines and Hungary.  Inside the U.S., people listened the most in Alabama, Washington, California, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arkansas.

There were more visits to the KJRW page on Live365.com in December than in the previous month.  The average amount of time people spent listening was up a tiny bit also.  However, the number of streams launched was the lowest of the entire fall season.

Please make sure your version of flash player is up to date so you can listen to KJRW.  We had one listener tell us that she could see all the great songs that were playing on the station, and was frustrated to not be able to hear them because her software was not upgraded on her computer.

We started December playing back the Top 113 of 2013.  It was the first month of our fourth year online.  Onward and upward, we say!

January is Dive Under the Covers month on KJRW.  Please push 'play'.

Saturday, January 4

TOP TEN

The first list of 2014 finds Killing Joke at the top of the heap on KJRW.

  1. The Wait - Killing Joke
  2. Here's To Your Fuck - Gits
  3. The KKK Took My Baby Away - Ramones
  4. Seriously - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  5. Dog Style - Viletones
  6. So Alive - Love and Rockets
  7. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  8. Between the Eyes - Love Battery
  9. Suicide - Battered Wives
  10. Miss Understood - 7 Year Bitch

One cover made the list this week.  We shall see which others make the cut as KJRW Dives Under the Covers all month long.