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All Nerve, Beautiful Stars & A Little Bit Of Fruit

Thursday, March 1

Released in 1996, 12 Golden Country Greats was the fifth album from the band Ween. Featuring musicians from Nashville’s famed studio scene as well as the group’s irreverent sense of humor, the record is among the most notable of Ween efforts. Listen for selections from 12 Golden Country Greats on this episode as well as music from the album’s producer, Ben Vaughn and his 1995 album, Instrumental Stylings.

Friday, March 2

 It’s our New Month, New Music show with selections from Yo La Tengo, Willie Nelson, John Prine and Monophonics.

Saturday, March 3

All Nerve is the brand-new release from storied ‘90s alternative act The Breeders. The album features the same lineup as the quartet’s 1993 classic, Last Splash, the first time that configuration has issued a new album in than 25 years. We’ll hear selections from All Nerve plus music from Rilo Kiley’s 2007 LP Under the Blacklight.

Monday, March 5

Released in 1988, Daydream Nation was Sonic Youth’s fifth album and the group’s final for an independent label. Featuring songs such as “Teenage Riot” and “Silver Rocket,” it is considered among the band’s best releases. Listen for selections from it on this episode of Strange Currency as well as music from All Hail West Texas, the 2002 release from The Mountain Goats.

Tuesday, March 6

Listen for selections from There’s A Riot Going On, the 2018 release from Yo La Tengo as well as selections from Dearest Everybody, the latest from singer-songwriter Inara George.

Wednesday, March 7

We’ll hear selections from Lisa Ronson’s Emperors of Medieval Japan plus music from the 2009 tribute to folk artist Odetta, Beautiful Stars.

Thursday, March 8

We team with Global Village and Night Train to celebrate International Women’s Day with music from Petra Haden, Liz Phair, Joni Mitchell, Rilo Kiley and many more.

Friday, March 9

We’ll hear music from Wild Planet, the 1980 release from Athens, Georgia band the B-52’s plus music from Yoko Ono’s Aproximately Infinite Universe.

Saturday, March 10

Fruit at the Bottom is the 1989 sophomore release from longtime Prince collaborators Wendy & Lisa. Listen for selections from that effort on this episode, plus music from Bonnie Raitt’s 1973 album, Takin’ My Time.