Sunday, July 30, 2023


Sunday, July 30, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Mop Mop by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Muck Muck by Yochanan  
Dark and Swirling World by City of My Death
After Party by Alien Space Kitchen
It Should've Been Me by Ray Charles 
Golden Shower Of Hits (Jerks On 45) by Circle Jerks
Cowboy in Flames by Waco Brothers 
Smokey Joe's Cafe by The Robins
Everything Follows This by Slackeye Slim

Tweedlee Dee by LaVern Baker
Well Did You Evah (What a Swell Party) by Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry
Fiddle About by The HillBenders
Another Brick In The Wall - Part 2 by Luther Wright & The Wrongs
Worried Man Blues by Pere Ubu

Smalltown by Lou Reed & John Cale
Zoysia by Bottle Rockets 
Diamonds in the Rough by Dead Moon
Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends by Phil Ochs
Texas Ranger Man  by Hickoids 
Artificial Flowers by The Cornell Hurd Band
Waiting Around to Die by The Goddamn Gallows

Love Letters by Dex Romweber Duo with Cat Power
Outsiders by Eilen Jewell
The Dolphins by Richie Havens 
Love On The Rocks by Neil Diamond
I Do Believe by Waylon Jennings
Thank You For Hearing Me by SinĂ©ad O'Connor  
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Remembering Sinead O'Connor:


Sinead on stage at Lollapalooza, July 1995, Denver
Photo by Steve Terrell

I'm still pretty shook about the death of Sinead O'Connor.

As I wrote on social media yesterday, I got to see her in person twice -- once at Lollapalooza 1995 in Denver and ten a few years later when she opened for The Chieftains at Red Rocks. Both shows fantastic. 

I'd like to share a couple of things I've written about the lady back in the 1990s.

Let's start with an excerpt from an old music column published not long after her infamous final appearance on Saturday Night Live and subsequent experience being booed off the stage at a star-studded Bob Dylan  30th Anniversary Concert Celebration in October 1992.

From Terrell’s Tune-up, Santa Fe New Mexican, 10-30-92

O'Connor recently tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live , causing one of the biggest public backlashes against a rock singer since John Lennon declared The Beatles bigger than Jesus.

... Public reaction was swift and predictable. Even Madonna got in on the act, saying O'Comnnor's action was tasteless ...

… But the supreme irony was when O’Connor was booed at the recent Bob Dylan tribute concert. 

Those self-righteous Dylan fans apparently don’t remember their hero getting booed at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival by prissy folkies who didn’t like the fact that Dylan had taken up the electric guitar.

Kris Kristofferson showed what he was made of when he comforted O’Connor on stage.

My question is why didn’t Dylan himself say anything to the crowd?

Did the great one not want to offend his pay-per-view television audience?

[concerning her Saturday Night Live controversy}] a…one thing you’ve got to admit, is that O’Connor illustrated the long dormant potential for excitement in live television.

She illustrated that point better than anyone since Jack Ruby. …

And yes, after reading about Kristofferson coming out on stage to comfort Sinead, my regard for Kris, which already was tremendous, tripled.

Just a few years later I saw Sinead in person at Lollapalooza 1995 in Denver. I was there mostlyb for Sonic Youth and Beck, but Sinead's performance was the biggest surprise for me:

From "No Love Lost for Courtney," Santa Fe New Mexican, 7-30-95

One of the most intriguing aspects of this Lollapalooza traveling rock festival line-up was that it featured two women who each have been considered The Wicked Witch of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Courtney Love and Sinead O’Connor. …

You know the attributes of Wicked Witch. Her evil spells cause the morals of the nation’s youth to decline. Sometimes they lead male rockers to stray. They cause crops to fail and cattle to die.

The position of Wicked Witch was first assumed by Yoko Ono in the late 1960s, though I suppose some could argue that the concept had its origins with Marianne Faith (the naked girl at The Rolling Stones’ drug bust!)

At the beginning of this decade, the witch’s proverbial broom had been passed to O’Connor.

When her record company wanted to market her sexuality, she angrily shaved her head – just like one of them Manson girls! She refused to have “The Star Spangled Banner” played before one of her shows. She tore up a picture of the pope right there on national TV.

After that, Sinead seemed to play fade away, while a new witch – who was even more wicked arose – Courtney Love …

[I go on to bash Courtney’s predictable shtick at Lollapalooza before getting back to Sinead]

… In her long white dress and her newly grown hair, the diminutive singer looked more like a Celtic goddess than an angry, unsmiling being she once had been. And she sang as beautifully as she looked.

No, O’Connor hasn’t become Little Mary Sunshine. Some of her rage remains, as apparent in her rap song that compares her native Ireland with an abused child. [“Famine” from her then-latest album Universal Mother

And she’s still got guts. It took courage to do a pretty a capella song for a crowd more attune with The Jesus Lizard and Sonic Youth. But she pulled it off. [I can’t swear to this, but that song might have been "Tiny Grief Song," which is on Universal Mother.] 

In short, a listener felt uplifted after O’Connor’s performance. One can only hope Courtney caught a couple of O’Connor’s sets [on the tour]. She could learn a lot

Here is my favorite song that Sinead performed on Lollapalooza that day. This is a more recent version: 

Thank YOU, Sinead!

This is a photo of a mural in Dublin I saw a few years ago.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Happy (Un)Birthday to Alice in Wonderland


On this day, July 26 in 1951, Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Walt's feature length animated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, premiered in London.

The film would open in New York two days later and start playing in theaters around the rest of the country in September. So, unless you're British, I guess today would be Alice in Wonderland's UN-birthday.

Let's celebrate by going down the rabbit hole and playing some Alice-related songs, starting with this sappy little 1963 schlock-rock hit from Neil Sedaka:

Of course, I prefer this 1954 R&B ode to one of the most beloved characters in Alice, "Tweedle Dee." (The song mentions his brother "Tweedle Dum," as well as another Disney character, Jimminy Cricket:

Five decades later, Bob Dylan would honor both brothers with "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum." Here we learn the sad and bitter fate of the two ("Tweedle-Dee Dee is a lowdown, sorry old man / Tweedle-Dee Dum, he'll stab you where you stand") Here's the song from Dylan's 2001 album Love & Theft:

Of course if you want to know the best-known Alice song you'll have to go ask Grace, Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane, that is. Here's a worthy cover version of that from another San Francisco-area band, Shannon & The Clams, who recorded it in 2012.

So happy (un)birthday, Alice. You're always welcome on this blog, because, as they say, we're all mad here!

Sunday, July 23, 2023


Sunday, July 23, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Bigger and Better by The Fleshtones
Cherry Bomb by L7 & Joan Jett
Motorbike by The Minks
Loco by The Wheels
Psychedelic Used Car Lot Blues by Southbound Freeway 
Take Me To The Other Side by Spacemen 3
Secret Code by The Dirtbombs
Crooked Teeth by Slackeye Slim
I'm Tired of You, Satan by Pat & Keith Wayne

Skull and Crossbones by Sparkle Moore 
Gaslit by Churchwood
Are You a Wally? by The Spartan Dreggs 
Teenage Clementine by Dion & The Belmonts
Ten O'clock by Question Mark & The Mysterians
The Announcement Song by Alien Space Kitchen
This Modern Age by City of My Death
Get It Right Now by Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers
Felony Lane by The Ghost Wolves

Crocodile Smile by Pere Ubu 
Strange Night by Tony Joe White
To Hell With Poverty by Gang Of Four
Sally Was A Cop by Alejandro Escovedo
Prince Minsky's Lament by Chuck E. Weiss
Hold My Hips by Dengue Fever

$29 by Tom Waits
Withered And Died by Richard Thompson 
It's All In The Movies by Merle Haggard
Are You Sincere by Bobby Bare
Jacob's Ladder by Greg Brown 
The Bitter End by Eilen Jewell
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

Thursday, July 20, 2023

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Everything's Coming Up Rosey

Last week, on July 14, 2023, Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier -- former NFL star, preacher, actor, author, RFK bodyguard and needlepoint master -- turned 91 years old.

Happy belated birthday Rosey!

And, oh yeah, this is a music blog, so I should also add "soul singer" to Rosey's resume. In fact, being far more into rock 'n' roll than sports, I first became aware of this giant of a man when I saw him on Shindig and other TV shows in the mid 60s.

Grier was born in Cuthbert, Georgia in 1932. Right after that fact, Wikipedia lists his height at 6'5" and his weight at 284. I assume that wasn't his height and weight at birth.

After playing track and football at Penn State University, Grier was drafted to play defensive tackle for the New York Giants. After eight seasons he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Grier and other members of the Rams' defensive line -- Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Deacon Jones -- became known as "The Fearsome Foursome."

In fact, when I first saw Rosey on Shindig in January 1965 -- an episode that also included The Kinks, The Dave Clark 5, Glen Campbell and Petula Clark -- he was with The Fearsome Foursome. Here's a song from that appearance, with Rosey singing lead and the others just dancing around:

But this wasn't Grier's first splash in the world of music. In fact, he'd been recording singles since 1959 and cut his first album in 1964. This is his first single, a cover of a doo-wop classic made famous a few years earlier by The Moonglows:

I also remember seeing Rosey do this song, which is better known by its version by Johnny Cash

Finally, I'll leave you with this soul classic, originally recorded by Ben E. King (and written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, based on an Italian pop song, "Uno dei Tanti"). This also is from that famous Shindig episode. 

Sunday, July 16, 2023



Sunday, July 16, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Parchment Farm by Dead Moon
Hot Coffee by Andre Williams & The Goldstars
Radio Waves by Alien Space Kitchen
Android Robot by Acid Baby Jesus
Rave On by Sonny West
We Were Lurkers by Slackeye Slim
On Broadway by Neil Young 
Change Your Ways Or Die by The Cactus Blossoms
Just Dropped In by Jerry Lee Lewis 

I Walked All Night by The Cramps
The Rise and Fall Of The Gang by Chubby and The Gang 
Raised Right Men by Tom Waits
Country Star by Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Benny Lou And The Lion by The Upfronts
Desperado with the Ukulele Sound by Alex Maiorano & The Black Tales
Ed's Place by Horace Heller 
This Is Not My Town by Lucinda Williams 

A quick survey of female-led punk bands

Shreddy Betty by Robert Shredford
Take It Easy  by The Minks 
Suburban Cop by The Ruiners 
No Control by The Manxx
Love Your Money by Lolita #18
Fly Paper by Persian Claws
Spin That Girl by LoveStruck
Prostitution by Tiger Sex

 Love Is Like Gravity by Pere Ubu
Blood Bank Blues by Al Duvall
Breakup from Hell  by Robbie Quine
Love and Mercy by Brian Wilson 
You Don't Know Me by Chris Thomas King
Pie In The Sky by Utah Philips & Ani DiFranco 
Paradise On Earth by The Five Satins
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

Saturday, July 15, 2023


Saturday, July 15, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Saturdays Mountain Time
Substitute Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)

Here's my playlist :

Twisted by Lambert, Henricks & Ross
Weird And Twisted Nights by Hunter Thompson & Ralph Steadman
Help I'm a Rock by The Mothers of Invention
Best Batch Yet by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Less Of Me  by Teenage Jesus & the Jerks
Almost Black by James White & The Blacks
Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry

Rollercoaster by Spacemen 3 
Prissy the Hen by Amanda
Mister Ray  by Suicide
Rehearsal of Violetta's "Barefoot Dance" by Moondog

Trine by J.A. Deane & Al Faaet
Forbidden Fruits, New Mexico by Lisa Gill
Archives Of Pain by Manic Street Preachers
Love In Vein by Skinny Puppy
Dog Is Life/Jerusalem by The Fall

This Foundation in Cracked (Giorgio Montebello Remix) by Old Time Relijun 
The Master and The Ghost by Mucca Pazza
Payday Loans by The Winking Tikis
Hamarapuolella by Alamaailman Vasarat
History's Bunk! by Gang Of Four
Moss Covered Boondoggle by Pere Ubu
She Called Me Doggy by The Residents

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Mash-Ups for the Mind and Body

How long has it been since I posted a bunch of mash-ups?

About three months, I think.

But as the Wolf Brand Chili guy would say, "Well friend, that's too long."

So here ya go!

Let's start out with a soul-metal mash (by the masterful Bill McClintock) featuring The Temptations and Danzig:

Another McClintock soul/metal mash-up, this one featuring Edwin Starr and Slayer:

Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Velvet Underground go together better than you might think:

True story: Jim Morrison faked his death and reemerged in the early '90s to team up with Nirvana. (Then he murdered Kurt Cobain!)

Speaking of the '90s, anyone out there have nostalgia for commercial grunge? Me neither. But here's a pretty good mash-up of what they used to call "alternative rock" during the Clinton era:

More fun with mash-ups from this blog, HEREHERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Sunday, July 09, 2023


Sunday, July 9, 2023
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Back from the Shadows Again by Firesign Theatre
Home by Iggy Pop
American Music by Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men
Let's Get The Band Back Together by Lucinda Williams
Creatures of Culture by The Minks
Surfin' the Lake by Sex Hogs II
Taking Care of My Home by Churchwood 

Tomahawk by Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Moaning Myrtle by Robert Shredford 
Fisticuffs by Primus
Manny's Bones by Los Lobos
Don't Blow Your Mind by The Spiders
My Evil Twin by Deano & Jo
I Had My Hopes Up High by Joe Ely
Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earle

Tower Of Song by Tom Jones 
Tom Jones Levitation by Jon Langford
The Hurrier I Go the Behinder I Get by The Last Mile Ramblers
Drinka Little Poison (4 U Die) by Soul Rebels Brass Band with John Mooney 
Party While You Still Can by Shinyribs
No Mistakes by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
How Lew Sin Ate by Dr. West's Medicine Show & Junk Band 

Crooked River by Eilen Jewell 
Like Strangers by The Everly Brothers 
Mississippi by The Cactus Blossoms
Crazy Clown Time by David Lynch
Death Of A Clown by The Kinks 
Unsatisfied by The Replacements
One of the Unsatisfied by Lacy J. Dalton
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

Instrumental "bed" music tonight by Mucca Pazza

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

WACKY WEDNESDAY: A Vacation Quickie -- Just a few Doo-wop Novelty Songs

The Golden Era of The Doowops series on Relic Records has been
a major source of doo-wop for me for several months now

Howdy gentle readers. By the time you read this, I'll probably be heading for the airport so I can return to New Mexico from my vacation.

So for this Wacky Wednesday I'll just  present a bunch of doo-wop novelty tunes for your listening pleasure.

Let's start off with Lydia Larson & The River Rovers. This classic ode to a chrome-dome will make you want to shave your head:

Hey, battle axes need love too, no matter what The Charmers say!

Next time some jerk pisses  me off, I'm going to take a tip from The Jumping Jacks and call him a "Long-head leggy rascal"!  

And remember what The Nobles, as well as McGruff the Crime Dog, told us, kind readers: Crime Don't Pay:

Finally, I'm not sure what this is, but I do think it's Disturbed enough to qualify for Wacky Wednesday. Get down with the sickness and enjoy:

If you want to read something I wrote years ago about my decades-long awe of doo-wop, CLICK HERE


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