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Food, Floyd And Family Come Into Focus On Strange Currency

Tuesday, November 25: Sweep The Leg Johnny and Mustangs and Madras were two bands from the last decade that combined elements of punk rock, hardcore along with the sounds of the saxophone. We’ll hear selections from both those acts on this episode of Strange Currency.

Wednesday, November 26: Richard and Linda Thompson remain one of the greatest rock husband and wife duos more than 30 years after the couple split. In the years between their divorce and now two of the couple’s three children—Teddy and Kami—have become promising singer-songwriters. Last year, Teddy decided to reunite his parents (at least on record) to create Family, an album credited simply to Thompson that features songs by all four Thompsons and is performed solely by those in the family. We’ll hear selections from that as well as from Hokey Pokey the 1975 album from Richard and Linda Thompson.

Thursday, November 27: It’s our annual Thanksgiving celebration with selections from The Kinks, Prince, Morphine and others.

Friday, November 28: We’ll preview our December featured artists, Wilco and Pink Floyd with selections from Wilco’s sophomore release, Being There, and selections from Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 release, The Wall.

  Saturday, November 29: Released in 1975 Wish You Were Here became an extended meditation on the departure of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett, much of it from his replacement (and childhood friend) David Gilmour. We’ll hear selections from that album and from Wilco’s 1999 album Summerteeth.

Monday, December 1: Alpha Mike Foxtrot is the new boxed set from Wilco, celebrating the band’s first 20 years. Filled with rarities the set offers old and new fans a chance to examine the group’s evolution from an alt country group to a noisy, experimental band that continues to challenge itself and its listeners. We’ll hear selections from Alpha Mike Foxtrot and from The Madcap Laughs, the 1970 solo debut album from Syd Barrett, founding member of Pink Floyd.

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.