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The Big Takeover Show - Number 280 - June 1, 2020 - Homebound Edition XI

This week, after a tiny bitta 1963 Bob Dylan: brand new Sunshine Boys, Rifles, Guided by Voices, Best Coast, Bright Eyes and Crushed Beaks, plus The Rutles, Barry Gibb, Pee Wee Crayton, Beatles, Aretha Franklin, and The Byrds; and R.I.P. Pretty Things singer Phil May, 1944-2020

The Big Takeover Show - Number 279 - May 25, 2020 - Homebound Edition X

This week, after a lil’ 1952 Jo Stafford/Patti Page torch: brand new Fountains of Wayne with Sharon Van Etten, Real Estate, Tanya Donelly & the Parkington Sisters, L7 with Joan Jett, Wilco, and Eddie Current Suppression Ring, plus Them, Gregory Isaacs, The Action, Hank Locklin, Otis Redding, and Tom Jones & Raquel Welch

The Big Takeover Show - Number 278 - May 18, 2020 - Homebound Edition IX

This week, after a little 1978 John Lennon: brand new Beths, Bright Eyes, Fontaines D.C., No Age, Aqua Bats, and Jayhawks, plus King Tubby, Barry Gibb, Flying Burrito Brothers, Fourmyula, Buck Owens, and Vera Lynn; and R.I.P. Pretty Things singer Phil May, 1944-2020 and Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr 1938-2020

The Big Takeover Show - Number 277 - May 11, 2020 - Homebound Edition VIII

This week, after a 1959 Little Richard trill: brand new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Proper Ornaments, The On and Ons, No Joy, A Girl Called Eddy, and Sneaky Feelings, plus The Move, Pink Floyd, Bobby Helms, The Smothers Brothers & George Segal, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, and Tommy McCook & Stranger Cole; and R.I.P., Little Richard (1932-2020), Stranglers’ keyboardist Dave Greenfield (1949-2020), and Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider (1947-2020)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 276 - May 4, 2020 - Homebound Edition VII

This week, after a snatch of 1996 Mutton Birds: brand new Real Estate, Slowness, Stephen Fellows, Fawns of Love, A Girl Called Eddy, and Black Watch, plus Keith Hudson, Ozzie Nelson, Tom Paxton, David Bowie, Tammy Wynette, and Donovan

The Big Takeover Show - Number 275 - April 27, 2020 - Homebound Edition VI

This week, after a small refrain of 1952 Hank Williams Sr.: brand new The Rifles, 999, Sneaky Feelings, Bye Bye Blackbirds, Car Seat Headrest, and D.O.A., plus Love, Darlene Love, Skeeter Davis, (Big) Joe Turner and Orchestra, Cowsills, and Buffy St. Marie

The Big Takeover Show - Number 274 - April 20, 2020 - Homebound Edition V

This week, after a little 1966 Simon and Garfunkel: brand new The Beths, Black Watch, Pretenders, Dream Syndicate, Hazel English, and Film School, plus Barbara Lynn, Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, Astrud Gilberto, Bobby Bare Sr., and Lee Perry; and R.I.P. Soft Boys bassist Matthew Seligman (1955-2020) and Adam Schlesinger (1967-2020)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 273 - April 13, 2020 - Homebound Edition IV

This week, after some 1970 Neil Young: brand new Sunshine Boys, Christopher Paul Stelling, Fawns of Love/Robin Guthrie, Dropkick, Lions of the Interstate, and Guided by Voices, plus Mary Wells, Jefferson Airplane, Slim Whitman, The Liverbirds, and Frank Sinatra; and R.I.P. John Prine (1946-2020) and Adam Schlesinger (1967-2020)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 272 - April 6, 2020 - Homebound Edition III

This week, after some somber 2006 Death Cab For Cutie: brand new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Devon Williams, Martin Frawley, Nada Surf, Peter Baldrachi, and Ben Gibbard, plus Monkees, Wailers (Jamaica), John Prine, Pete Townshend and live Beatles; and R.I.P. Adam Schlesinger (1967-2020), Bill Rieflin (1960-2020), Ivan Kral (1948-2020), Genesis P-Orridge (1950-2020), Bill Withers (1938-2020), Kenny Rogers (1938-2020), Jan Howard (1929-2020), Paul English (1932-2020), McCoy Tyner (1938-2020) and Christina (Monet-Palaci/Zilkha) (1959-2020)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 271 - March 30, 2020 - Homebound Edition II

This week, after a snippet of 1978 John Lennon longing in troubled times: brand new Bright Eyes, Nap Eyes, Pretenders, Ringo Deathstarr, Car Seat Headrest, and GREEN/ BLUE, plus Martha & the Vandellas, Bunny Wailer, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, Roger Miller, Dusty Springfield, and 1966 live Beatles

The Big Takeover Show - Number 270 - March 23, 2020 - Homebound Edition

This week, after a snatch of 1952 Lloyd Price: brand new Lickerish Quartet, Psychedelic Furs, Fast Camels, Snowgoose, Willie Nelson, and Moaning, plus Lefty Frizzell, Small Faces, Frank Wilson, Ernie K. Doe, Eric Humpty Dumpty Morris, and Paul Robeson & Alan Booth… plus eight different versions of “C.C. Rider,” 1935-2012!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 269 - March 16, 2020 - Special Birthday Edition!

This week, after Jim & Caroline wish their dad happy birthday: brand new Peel Dream Magazine, Moving Targets, Martin Frawley, Pale Lights, Fur Coats, and Fake Laugh, plus Curtis Mayfield, Easybeats, Dick Dale, Link Wray, George Jones, and Screaming Jay Hawkins

The Big Takeover Show - Number 268 - March 9, 2020

This week, after some 1983 Into the Unknown Bad Religion trilling(!): brand new Tobin Sprout, Dead Horse One, Nada Surf, Possible Humans, Guided by Voices, and Proper, plus Arthur Alexander, Kitty Wells, Chambers Brothers, Mamas and the Papas, Bee Gees, and Shirley Collins

The Big Takeover Show - Number 267 - March 2, 2020

This week, after a small 1966 Small Faces slice: brand new Real Estate, Best Coast, Dropkick, Eyelids, Persian Leaps, and Joy Cleaner, plus Badfinger, Ray Charles, Hank Williams (Sr.), Fats Domino, Lovin’ Spoonful, and Martin Carthy

The Big Takeover Show - Number 266 - February 24, 2020

This week, after a 1962 George Jones refrain: brand new Ringo Deathstarr, Guided by Voices, Archers of Loaf, Willie Nelson, Christopher Paul Stelling, and Jehnny Beth, plus Johnny Burnette & the Rock ’n’ Roll Trio, The Beatles, Charlie Patton, Vince Taylor & the Playboys, Neil Young, and Hank Locklin

The Big Takeover Show - Number 265 - February 17, 2020

This week, after a little 1959 Connie Francis schmaltz: brand new Rocketship, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Black Watch, Buzzcocks, Un.Real, and Hot Snakes, plus Pretty Things, Chuck Berry, George Harrison, Tim Hardin, Faron Young, and Marianne Faithful

The Big Takeover Show - Number 264 - February 10, 2020

This week, after some 1958 Esquerita: brand new Dropkick, Flyying Colours, Nada Surf, Best Coast, Film School, and Wire, plus Bo Diddley, Prince Buster, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Richard Farina, Webb Pierce, and The Smoke; also R.I.P. Straitjacket Fits and Bike guitarist/singer Andrew Brough 1963-2020, and Big Black bassist Dave Riley, 1960-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 263 - February 3, 2020

This week, after new, choice words for a 1960 Crickets Classic: brand new Gallerys, Jeanines, Dead Horse One, Close Lobsters, The Who, and Peel Dream Magazine, plus Marvin Gaye, Tom T Hall, Pete Seeger, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Joni Mitchell, and Leslie Gore; also R.I.P. Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill (1956-2020)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 262 - January 27, 2020

This week, after a 1995 GBV remembrance: brand new Guided By Voices (WORLD PREMIERE!), Dropkick, Wire, Muffs, Lil’ Smokies, and Juliana Hatfield, plus Slade, Wee Four, David Bowie, Mary Wells, The Upsetters and Willie Nelson; also R.I.P. Terry Jones (1942-2020), Norma Tanega (1939-2019), and David Olney (1948-1920)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 261 - January 20, 2020

This week, after a 1996 Rutles tribute to leader Neil Innes (1944-2019): brand new Wolf Parade, Fast Camels, Wire, Stephen Fellows, A Girl Called Eddy, and Christopher Paul Stelling, plus Nico, Four Tops, Bert Jansch, Dillinger, Buckinghams and Link Wray; also R.I.P. The Left Banke’s Steve Martin Caro (1948-2020), Edd “Kookie” Byrnes (1932-2020), and 4AD Graphic Art Designer Vaughan Oliver (1957-2020)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 260 – January 13, 2020 – Happy New Year! The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 2

This week, after a 2002 Black Watch remembrance: The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 2 of 2! One song each from the 50 best albums (25-1) and 10 best stand alone singles and EPs (5-1) of last year! Enjoy! And happy new year!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 259 – January 6, 2020 – Happy New Year! The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 1!

This week, after a 1788 Robert Burns poem turned New Year’s staple: The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 1! One song each from the 50 best albums (50-26) and 10 best stand alone singles and EPs (10-5) of last year! (Concludes next week.) Enjoy! And happy new year!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 258 - December 30, 2019

This week, after a 1947 New Year’s query: brand new The Muffs, The Who, Foxhall Stacks, The Aints!, Thigh Master, and Jeanines, plus LaVern Baker, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, The Beatles, and Spike Jones & His City Slickers

The Big Takeover Show - Number 257 - December 23, 2019

This week, after Jim’s lends a 1965 Vince Guaraldi croon: brand new Shins, Eyelids (with Peter Buck), T.S.O.L., Mikal Cronin, Mini Meltdowns, and Black Watch, plus Simon & Garfunkel, Wizzard, Jimmy Durante, Johnny Preston, Allen Sherman, and George Jones

The Big Takeover Show - Number 256 - December 16, 2019

This week, after a 1935 Johnny Mercer croon: brand new Nada Surf, The Who, Young Guv, Comet Gain, Guided By Voices, and Futureheads, plus Joe Cocker, The Beatles, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Toots & the Maytals, Fats Waller & His Rhythm, and Gene Autry

The Big Takeover Show - Number 255 - December 9, 2019

This week, after a 1979 Wire refrain: brand new Pernice Brothers, Flyying Colours, Proper Ornaments, Fake Laugh, Hinds, and Peel Dream Magazine, plus The Tremeloes, The Coasters, Petula Clark, Larry Williams & Johny “Guitar” Watson, Ernest Tubb & the Texas Troubadours, and Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra

The Big Takeover Show - Number 254 - December 2, 2019

This week, after some 1928 Jimmie Rodgers: brand new The Who, Gallerys, Drive By Truckers, Paul McCartney, Vivian Girls, and Guided By Voices, plus Johnny Rivers, Gene Clark, Jackie Wilson, Anne Briggs, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buck Owens & His Buckaroos

The Big Takeover Show - Number 253 - November 25, 2019

This week, after a little 1982 Ruts D.C.: brand new Nada Surf, Black Watch, Magic Shoppe, Innocence Mission, and Rocketship, plus Mark Four (The Creation), Mad Professor, Joni Mitchell, Roy Orbison & the Teen Kings, Gil Scott-Heron, and Eddy Arnold & His Tennessee Plowboys; plus a Guest DJ Slot by BT’s own Matt Berlyant

The Big Takeover Show - Number 252 - November 18, 2019

This week, after a snatch of the 1978 Saints: brand new The Aints, Shambolics, Jesse Malin, Pernice Brothers, and Foxhall Stacks, plus Gene Chandler, Culture, Bo Diddley, Bobby Bland, early Tony Orlando, and Porter Wagoner

The Big Takeover Show - Number 251 - November 11, 2019

This week, after little Jim sings a little 1964 Beatles gem: brand new Wire, Shambolics, Damned, Dead Horse One, and A Girl Called Eddy, plus Helen Shapiro, “Little” Jimmy Dickens, Prince Far I, Sandy Denny, The Beatles, and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

The Big Takeover Show - Number 250 - November 4, 2019

This week, after a 1978 Clash bookmark: brand new Rocketship, Static Daydream, GospelbeacH, Schizophonics, and Foxhall Stacks, plus Lefty Frizzell, Eddie Cochran, James Brown & the Famous Flames, Stone Ponys, Misty in Roots, and Neil Hefti & His Orchestra and Chorus

The Big Takeover Show - Number 249 - October 28, 2019

This week, after a 1966 Who homage: brand new The Aints, Versus, Pernice Brothers, Shambolics, and The Who, plus Marvin Gaye, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Jackson C. Frank, Mose Allison, and The Beatles

The Big Takeover Show - Number 248 - October 21, 2019

This week, after a 1961 Allen Toussaint/Ernie K. Doe look-back: brand new Rocketship, Pernice Brothers, Schizophonics, Ride, and Black Swan Lane, plus Horace Andy, The Yardbirds, Bridget St. John, David Bowie, Carl Smith, and The Beatles; and R.I.P. The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck, 56

The Big Takeover Show - Number 247 - October 14, 2019

This week, after a 2006 Sloan remembrance: brand new DIIV, Michael Stipe, Lake Ruth , Versus, and GospelbeacH, plus Marvelettes, Neil Young, Moby Grape, The Kinks, The Hollies, and Derrick Morgan; and R.I.P. Ed Ackerson, age 54, Ginger Baker, age 80, and Neal Casal, age 50

The Big Takeover Show - Number 246 - October 7, 2019

This week, after a 1982 Damned memorial song: brand new Robyn Hitchcock & Andy Partridge, Iggy Pop, Tacocat, Latvian Radio, and Pernice Brothers, plus Small Faces, Del Shannon, Syd Barrett, Dickie Goodman, Wailing Souls, and James Brown & the Famous Flames; and R.I.P. The Muffs Kim Shattuck, 56 (1963-2019), and Eddie & the Hot Rods’ Barrie Masters, 63

The Big Takeover Show - Number 245 - September 30, 2019

This week, after a 1967 Hollies/Graham Nash recollection: brand new DIIV, Wedding Present, New Pornographers, Hollie Cook, and Bad Religion, plus Frankie Ford, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Connie Smith, Little Willie John, Bobby Helms, and Louis Armstrong with the Hot 7

The Big Takeover Show - Number 244 - September 23, 2019

This week, after a 1952 Hank Williams trill: brand new The Muffs, Wilco, Successful Failures, Ride, and Vivian Girls, plus The Who, Prince Far I & Culture, Graham Nash, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Don Gibson and The Beach Boys; and R.I.P. Larry Wallis (1949-2019), and The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, 75 (1944-2019)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 243 - September 16, 2019

This week, after a 1967 Paul Revere & the Raiders remembrance: brand new Bob Mould, Pernice Brothers, Shambolics, Belle & Sebastian, and New Model Army, plus The Kinks, Perk Badger, Graham Nash, Techniques, Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The Big Takeover Show - Number 242 - September 9, 2019

This week, after a 1994 Ride flavor: brand new Pernice Brothers, New Model Army, Chrissie Hynde, Ride, and Neil Young, plus Lovin’ Spoonful, John Barry Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Jim Reeves, Etta James, and Antonio Carlos Jobim

The Big Takeover Show - Number 241 - September 2, 2019

This week, after a 1990 Bad Religion snippet: brand new New Model Army, Muffs, New Pornographers, Wedding Present, GospelbeacH, and Guided by Voices, plus The Kinks, Carl Perkins, The Dovers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Barbara Lynn, and Marty Robbins

The Big Takeover Show - Number 240 - August 26, 2019

This week, after a 1983 Social Distortion refrain: brand new Ride, Joy Formidable, Versus, Death Cab For Cutie, Amanda Palmer, and DIIV, plus Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Moody Blues, Everly Brothers, Fourmyula, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and Hank Williams Sr.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 239 - August 19, 2019

This week, after a snatch of 1979 The Last: brand new Ride, GospelbeacH, Vivian Girls, Deniz Tek & the Godoys, Donovan’s Brain, and Allah Las, plus Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Buffalo Springfield, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Beatles, Sonny Boy Williamson (II), and Country Joe McDonald

The Big Takeover Show - Number 238 - August 12, 2019

This week, after a mini 1951 Sonny Boy Williamson remembrance: brand new New Pornographers, Peter Holsapple, Quivers, Fontaines D.C., Tony Molina, and Overly Polite Tornados, plus Little Richard, Love, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Spade Cooley & His Orchestra, and The Byrds; and R.I.P. Nicky Wonder of The Wondermints and Brian Wilson Band (1960-2019) and Silver Jews’ David Berman (1967-2019)

The Big Takeover Show - Number 237 - August 5, 2019

This week, after a lil’ 1968 Bee Gees trill: brand new New Model Army, Longwave, DIIV, Wedding Present, Death Cab For Cutie, and Allah Las, plus Rod Argent & Chris White, Bert Jansch, Beatles, Cheech & Chong, Eddy Arnold, and Arthur Alexander; and R.I.P. The Celibate Rifles singer Damian Lovelock, 1954-2019 and Art Neville, 1937-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 236 - July 29, 2019

This week, after a 1991 Billy Bragg refrain: brand new Vivian Girls, Versus, Steve Gunn, Slowness, Tony Molina, and David Kilgour, plus Electric Light Orchestra, Allen Toussaint, Chris Montez, Jan & Dean, Larry Williams, and Tex Williams

The Big Takeover Show - Number 235 - July 22, 2019

This week, after a bitta 1967 Byrds: brand new Ride, Redd Kross, Wilco, Frankie Cosmos, CamelPhat & Jake Bugg, and Sleater-Kinney, plus The Beatles, Ray Price, Lord Tanamo, David Bowie, Isley Brothers, and Tim Buckley

The Big Takeover Show - Number 234 - July 15, 2019

This week, after a small slice of 1967 Buckinghams: brand new Ride, Sebadoh, Quivers, Doug Tuttle, Black Watch, and Silver Bars, plus Fats Domino, Wilson Pickett, Cannonball Adderley, Dionne Warwick, The Zombies, and Montie Montana Jr. & His Wranglers

The Big Takeover Show - Number 233 - July 8, 2019

This week, after Jim warbles a little 1980 The Jam: brand new Versus, Belle & Sebastian, Duncan Lloyd, The Minus 5, Bad Religion, and Toots & the Maytals, plus James Brown, Roy Wood, Tex Ritter & His Texans, The Action, Johnny Cash, and Flash and the Pan; and R.I.P. João Gilberto, 1931-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 232 - July 1, 2019

This week, after a little 1957 Everly Brothers: brand new Sleater-Kinney, Lisa Mychols, Black Watch, Aldous Harding. Peter Perrett, and Willie Nelson, plus Smiley Lewis, The Paragons and U-Roy, Big Bill Broonzy, The Equals, Elton John, Bobby Goldsboro, and Grover from Sesame Street; and R.I.P. Dave Bartholomew 1918-2019

The Big Takeover Show - Number 231 - June 24, 2019

This week, after a small slice of 1984 Grant Hart/Hüsker Dü: brand new Emily Fairlight, Slowness, Fontaines D.C., Doug Tuttle, Peel Dream Magazine, and Bad Religion, plus Jerry Lee Lewis, George Harrison, Moody Blues, Temptations, Anne Briggs, Dilinger, and Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra