Modern bands that use classical influences, arrangements and pointedly orchestral music in their songs.

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HOUR ONE:

  1. PET SHOP BOYS – ALL OVER THE WORLD (TCHAIKOVSKY’S NUTCRACKER SUITE)
  2. PET SHOP BOYS – TWENTY-SOMETHING (PURCELL’S 1691 OPERA, KING ARTHUR)
  3. LINDSEY STIRLING – CRYSTALIZE MASHUP (WILD CHILDREN REMIX)
  4. THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS – MIRACLE ALIGNER (BAROQUE POP)
  5. LAURIE ANDERSON – O SUPERMAN (FOR MASSENET) (JULES MASSENET 1885 OPERA, LE CID)
  6. TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS – IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING (EDVARD GRIEG – PEER GYNT, SUITE NO.1, Op.46)
  7. DELERIUM – PARIS (PACHABEL’S CANNON IN D MAJOR)
  8. MALCOLM MCLAREN – MADAME BUTTERFLY (PUCINNI’S 1898 OPERA, MADAMA BUTTERFLY)
  9. JAPAN – NIGHTPORTER
  10. DAVID VISAN & JOLLY MUKHERJEE (W/ THE MADRAS CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA) – KIRWANI

HOUR TWO:

  1. REM – SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE (POP MIX) // MIKE MILLS COLLABORATING WITH VIOLINIST ROBERT MCDUFFIE ON A PIECE TO BE PERFORMED IN JUNE WITH THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. MORE INFO HERE.
  2. PRINCE – RASPBERRY BERET [12″ MIX] (STRING ARRANGEMENT BY WENDY & LISA)
  3. MC 900FT. JESUS – THE CITY SLEEPS (CLARINET MIX)
  4. NEW LIFE GENERATION (DEPECHE MODE) – ENJOY THE SILENCE (CHILLOUT MIX)
  5. RADIOHEAD – EXIT MUSIC FOR A FILM  (CHOPIN’S PRELUDE NO.4 IN E MINOR)
  6. DAVID BOWIE – SENSE OF DOUBT (LIVE)
  7. BRIGHT EYES – ROAD TO JOY (FREDRICH SCHILLER’S POEM “ODE TO JOY” / BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SYMPHONY)
  8. ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS (ANOHNI) – CRIPPLE AND STARFISH [Anohni was the second transgender person nominated for an Academy Award!]
  9. ERASURE – IF I COULD (ORCHESTRAL VERSION)
  10. ENIGMA – MEA CULPA (GREGORIAN CHANTS / LITURGICAL EXPRESSION “KYRIE ELESION” [LORD HAVE MERCY])
  11. PETER GABRIEL – MY BODY IS A CAGE (R.O. FLIP)

 

SUBCULTURE: Fridays, 8-10p EST USA on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at Valleyfreeradio.org // Replays can be heard Sunday mornings from 1a-3a EST // Selected playlists can be heard on 8tracks.com // Join us on Facebook at subculturema

 

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Devastating.

HOUR ONE:

  1. MY NAME IS PRINCE
  2. BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE II – 1999 (LIVE)
  3. GEORGE CLINTON – EROTIC CITY
  4. KATE BUSH FT. PRINCE – WHY SHOULD I LOVE YOU?
  5. VANITY 6 – NASTY GIRL
  6. WENDY & LISA – WATERFALL
  7. COMPUTER BLUE
  8. A COUPLA WOMEN ON THE NYC SUBWAY (KISS)
  9. THE FAMILY – NOTHING COMPARES 2U
  10. POINTER SISTERS – I FEEL FOR YOU
  11. SHEILA E – GLAMOROUS LIFE (DANCE MIX)
  12. 3RDEYEGIRL – FIXURLIFEUP
  13. ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – DIAMONDS AND PEARLS

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN
  2. THE TIME – JUNGLE LOVE
  3. HOT CHIP – DOWN WITH PRINCE
  4. SUFJAN STEVENS – ALPHABET ST
  5. SIMPLE MINDS – SIGN O’ THE TIMES (CJ MACKINTOSH MIX)
  6. 94 EAST – IF YOU FEEL LIKE DANCING
  7. INFORMATION SOCIETY – CONTROVERSY
  8. SIMIAN – UNDER THE CHERRY MOON
  9. FOO FIGHTERS – DARLING NIKKI
  10. APOLLONIA 6 – SEX SHOOTER
  11. TORI AMOS – HEY JUPITER (DAKOTA VERSION)
  12. BABY I’M A STAR

The weather in Western Massachusetts has been less than a supposed cheery Spring, so tonight Subculture brings a little light to the area with Electric Light Orchestra and ABBA.

You can’t possibly be sad with good company…

ELO ABBA

HOUR ONE:

  1. ABBA – WATERLOO (SWEDISH VERSION)
  2. OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN & ELO – XANADU
  3. FRIDA – I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON
  4. ERASURE (ABBA) – VOULEZ VOUS
  5. ELO – DON’T BRING ME DOWN
  6. ABBA – MAN IN THE MIDDLE
  7. ELO – TIGHTROPE
  8. ABBA – TIGER
  9. ELO – DAY BREAKER
  10. MIKE OLDFIELD (ABBA) ARRIVAL
  11. THE CZARS (ABBA) ANGEL EYES
  12. ELO – LIVIN’ THING
  13. CHRISTINE BARANSKI & PHILLIP MICHAEL ( ABBA / SDTRK) – MAMMA MIA
  14. MADNESS (ABBA) – MONEY MONEY MONEY
  15. ELO – ONE STEP AT A TIME
  16. ABBA – DAME!DAME!DAME! (GIMME!GIMME!GIMME!) [SPANISH VERSION]

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. ELO – BLUEBIRD
  2. BLANCMANGE (ABBA) – THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME
  3. ELO – SO SERIOUS
  4. ABBA – ON AND ON
  5. ELO – SWEET TALKIN’ WOMAN
  6. ABBA – ESTOY SONANDO (I HAVE A DREAM) [SPANISH VERSION]
  7. PERLA [ABBA] – PENENINA (CHIQUITA)
  8. ELO – MR. BLUE SKY
  9. TODD RUNDGREN (ELO) – BLUEBIRD IS DEAD
  10. NILS LANDGREN FUNK UNIT (ABBA) – SUMMER NIGHT CITY
  11. ABBA – THE VISITORS
  12. ELO – GRIEG’S PIANO CONCERTO IN A MINOR
  13. ABBA – KING KONG SONG

As a kid I grew up on Bugs Bunny cartoons that greatly utilized classical music. I thank Mel Blanc & co. for the introduction to the greatest music ever made. Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 2.39.44 PM

Tonight Subculture brings you modern music that incorporates classical music. It fits into / compliments most every genre and its continued influence can be heard from top selling albums to underground masterpieces.

Hear an extended version of tonight’s program here:

(A special thanks to WXOJ trainees Lucy and Lary for jumping right in and learning the ropes tonight. They did a fantastic job! Their classical music program can be heard soon on WXOJ, Wednesday mornings. Check Valley Free Radio for updates!)

 

HOUR ONE:

  1. 2 CELLOS (THE PRODIGY) – VOODOO PEOPLE
  2. VISAGE – THE DAMNED DON’T CRY (ORCHESTRAL VERSION)
  3. PINK MARTINI – LET’S NEVER STOP FALLING IN LOVE
  4. BRANDT BAUER FRICK – PAPRAZZI
  5. DERADOORIAN – KOMODO
  6. WILLIAM ORBIT – OGIVE
  7. KATE BUSH – SUSPENDED IN GAFFA
  8. BJORK – JOGA
  9. JEM – THEY
  10. MY BLOODY VALENTINE – NO MORE SORRY
  11. SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – HONG KONG GARDEN (STRING VERSION)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. STARSAILOR – BRING MY LOVE
  2. ALPHAVILLE – FALLEN ANGEL (ORCHESTRAL DEMO VERSION
  3. DR. OCTAGON – BLUE FLOWERS
  4. AIR – SOMEWHERE BETWEEN WALKING AND SLEEPING
  5. YES – THEN
  6. MARC ALMOND – A LOVER SPURNED
  7. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT – BEAUTIFUL CHILD
  8. HERITAGE ORCHESTRA & DJ YODA – CONCERTO FOR TURNTABLES AND ORCHESTRA (GABRIEL PROKOFLEV CRATE DIGGIN’ REMIX)
  9. PET SHOP BOYS – LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES
  10. DAVID SHIRE – NIGHT ON DISCO MOUNTAIN
  11. THE LEFT BANKE – WALK AWAY RENEE
  12. THE GENTLE WAVES – FALLING FROM GRACE
  13. ROXY MUSIC – TARA
  14. SHELLYAN ORPHAN – TIMEBLIND

 

(Subculture: Friday @ 8-10p EST on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at valleyfreeradio.org // Repeat of tonight’s program can be heard Sunday morning 1-3a // Join us on Facebook!)

LUST. GLUTTONY. GREED. SLOTH. WRATH. ENVY. PRIDE.

All up to interpretation, of course…

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HOUR ONE:

  1. PET SHOP BOYS – EGO MUSIC [GLUTTONY, PRIDE, GREED]
  2. ABC – HOW TO BE A ZILLIONAIRE (MIX) [GREED]
  3. ERASURE – LOVE TO HATE YOU [WRATH]
  4. DAN CROLL – IN/OUT [PRIDE]
  5. ROBERT PALMER (BEATLES) – NOT A SECOND TIME [PRIDE]
  6. ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS – CLEAN MONEY [LUST, PRIDE]
  7. NEW ORDER -PLASTIC [LUST]
  8. BLONDIE – SUGAR ON THE SIDE [WRATH, PRIDE]
  9. FLIGHT FACILITIES – CRAVE YOU [LUST, ENVY, PRIDE]
  10. LAMB – LUSTY [LUST]
  11. TRICKY – MONEY GREEDY [PRIDE, GREED, WRATH]
  12. RICHARD X – INTO YOU (SAMPLES MAZZY STAR) [LUST]
  13. MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO – EDGE OF NO CONTROL [GREED]

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS – SEX&DRUGS&ROCK-N-ROLL [LUST, GLUTTONY]
  2. ROBOTS IN DISGUISE (KINKS) – YOU REALLY GOT ME [LUST]
  3. MESH – PERFECT IDEA OF BEAUTY [PRIDE, ENVY, GLUTTONY]
  4. VIOLENT FEMMES – COUNTRY DEATH SONG [PRIDE, WRATH]
  5. TV MANIA – BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES (HART & CUCCURULLO MIX) [PRIDE, GREED]
  6. PAUL WELLER – GREEN [PRIDE]
  7. DAVID BYRNE – LAZY [SLOTH]
  8. HEAVEN 17 – I’M YOUR MONEY [GREED]
  9. IGGY POP – TURN BLUE [GLUTTONY, LUST, PRIDE]
  10. MORRISSEY – IF YOU DON’T LIKE ME, DON’T LOOK AT ME [ANGER, PRIDE]
  11. XTC – NO THUGS IN OUR HOUSE [WRATH, PRIDE]
  12. DEPECHE MODE – EVERYTHING COUNTS [GREED]

 

Subculture airs Friday 8-10p EST USA on 103.3fm WXOJ or listen live online anywhere at Valleyfreeradio.org // Replays of Friday’s program can be heard Sunday mornings 1a-3a EST. Join us on Facebook! 

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Be safe and have a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Two major St.P’s Day parades this Sunday: Boston and Holyoke (The two largest ST.P’s Day parades in the nation)

HOUR ONE:

  1. ROISIN MURPHY – EXPLOITATION [ARKLOW]
  2. REPUBLIC OF LOOSE [DUBLIN]
  3. SOLAR BEARS – GRAVITY CALLING [DUBLIN & WICKLOW]
  4. SINEAD O’CONNOR – YOU MADE ME THE THIEF OF YOUR HEART (12″ REMIX) [GLENAGEARY]
  5. THAT PETROL EMOTION – NATURAL KIND OF JOY [DERRY]
  6. ST. VITUS DANCE – THE SILENCE [BELFAST]
  7. MY BLOODY VALENTINE – LOSE MY BREATH [DUBLIN]
  8. AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM – URBAN AIRE / BIG CAT (VARIOUS)
  9. GIRLS NAMES – THE NEW LIFE [BELFAST]

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. TIEANNIESAUR – DIYSCO [DUBLIN]
  2. NANU NANU – SEAHORSE [DUBLIN]
  3. THE BRILLIANT TREES – TALENT [DUBLIN]
  4. THE UNDERTONES – IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN [DERRY]
  5. APHEX TWIN – MINIPOP 67 [ JAMES – LIMERICK]
  6. SUPER EXTRA BONUS PARTY – EVERYTHING FLOWS [KILDARE]
  7. PATRICK KELLEHER & HIS COLD DEAD HANDS – TOO MANY HARSH WORDS [DUBLIN]
  8. TWINKRANES – BEING KONG (CHERRYBOMB FILM VERSION) [DUBLIN]
  9. LE GALAXIE – YOU FEEL THE FIRE! [DUBLIN]
  10. ROISIN MURPHY – UNINVITED GUEST [ARKLOW]
  11. BOOMTOWN RATS – RAT TRAP [Dún Laoghair]
  12. FEARGAL SHARKEY – A GOOD HEART [DERRY]

 

A night of celebration featuring women in electronic music.

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HOUR ONE:

  1. LAURIE ANDERSON – ONLY AN EXPERT
  2. MADAM MONOM – ADA LOVELACE
  3. GUDRUN GUT – MOVE ME
  4. PRIL SMILEY – KOLYOSA
  5. BJORK – HIDDEN PLACE
  6. PAULINE OLIVEROS – CROSSING THE SANDS
  7. DORIS NORTON – PSYCHORAPTUS
  8. KATE BUSH – LEAVE IT OPEN
  9. FROU FROU – MUST BE DREAMING
  10. ELSE MARIE PADE – SYV CIRKLER
  11. DJ OLIVE, IKUE MORI & KIM GORDON – WHAT DO YOU WANT

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. LE TIGRE – WELL WELL WELL
  2. DORIS NORTON – PERSONAL COMPUTER
  3. CATALISA – PAPER JUNGLE
  4. JIN HI KIM – EK FOR JC
  5. DAPHNE ORAM – ELECTRONIC SOUND PATTERNS
  6. PORTISHEAD – CHASE THE TEAR
  7. HOLY HERNDON – HOME
  8. THROBBING GRISTLE – HOT ON THE HEELS OF LOVE
  9. JOHANNA M. BEYER – MUSIC OF THE SPHERE
  10. LAURIE SPIEGEL – APALACHIAN GROVE I
  11. TERRE THAEMILTZ – ELEVATORIUM (SUB DUB MIX)
  12. YOKO ONO (FT. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE) – FORGIVE ME MY LOVE