148: Sunday Brunch

Our listeners have the best taste! We asked you for your favorite Side A, Track 1 (opening cut) from the era we spin (1976-95) and you gave us an hour’s worth of great songs. You even selected two bands that we’re spinning for the first time on a Little Records podcast and they couldn’t be further apart: King Crimson and Weezer. Plus we’ve got selections from a couple of our favorite music resources: Matt from Slicing Up Eyeballs and Sirius’ Darkwave radio show, and Howard from Indie Pop Saved My Life. Following your requests in Hour 1, Hour 2 features some of my favorite lead cuts, starting with Elliott Smith. Enjoy!


  1. The The — I’ve Been Waitin’ For Tomorrow (All Of My Life)*
  2. Wire — Reuters*
  3. Billy Bragg — The Milkman Of Human Kindness*
  4. Pixies — Debaser*
  5. Lilys — Ginger*
  6. Tommy Keene — Places That Are Gone*
  7. The Jesus And Mary Chain — Darklands†
  8. Ramones — Blitzkrieg Bop*
  9. Gang Of Four — Ether*
  10. King Crimson — Elephant Talk*
  11. Ministry — Stigmata*
  12. Agent Orange — Too Young To Die*
  13. Wipers — Return Of The Rat*
  14. The Chameleons — Mad Jack*
  15. The Jazz Butcher — Big Saturday*
  16. The Housemartins — The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death‡
  17. Weezer — My Name Is Jonas*
  18. Elliott Smith — Needle In The Hay
  19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — Papa Wont Leave You, Henry
  20. Archers Of Loaf — Web In Front
  21. The Pastels — Nothing To Be Done
  22. The Chills — Heavenly Pop Hit
  23. The Church — Almost With You
  24. The Soft Boys — I Wanna Destroy You
  25. Richard Hell & The Voidoids — Love Comes In Spurts
  26. Iggy Pop — New Values
  27. Butthole Surfers — Sweat Loaf
  28. The Flaming Lips — Turn It On
  29. Black Flag — Slip It In
  30. Mudhoney — This Gift
  31. The Frogs — I’ve Got Drugs (Out Of The Mist)
  32. Lemonheads — Mallo Cup
  33. Pavement — Summer Babe (Winter Version)
  34. Guided By Voices — Over The Neptune

* Listener request

† Selected by Matt from Slicing Up Eyeballs, who also hosts the “Darkwave” radio show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave station

‡ Selected by Howard from Indie Pop Saved My Life