Capital Radio, 1-30-23: Tom Verlaine, RIP

The death on Saturday of the endlessly inventive guitarist and rocker Tom Verlaine at 73 meant we spent an hour going through his work in his band Television, live and in the studio, along with work he did with Patti Smith, Luna and an all-star band for a Dylan bio pick. 

A second major loss of the weekend was that of early Motown recording artist and longtime songwriter Barrett Strong, 81.

There was a sampling from Dylan’s latest bootleg collection from the days when he was making “Time Out of Mind.” And another Dylan track came during the birthday salute to FDR.

Other birthdays noted today include Marty Balin, Steve Marriott, Jody Whatly and Tammy Grimes. Plus some new things from John Cale and Margo Price. 

The setlist follows:

Capital Radio, Jan. 30, 2023, 1 – 4:20 p.m.,

“See No Evil,” Television

“Untitled Instrumental,” Television

“Friction [alternate version],” Television 

“Hey Joe (version),” The Patti Smith Group 

“Break It Up,” Patti Smith 

“1880 or So [live],” Television 

“Prove It [live],” Television 

“Moon Palace,” Luna

“23 Minutes in Brussels,” Luna 

“Ballad of a Thin Man,” Stephen Malkmus & the Million Dollar Bashers 

“Cold Irons Bound,” Tom Verlaine & The Million Dollar Bashers 

“Money (That’s What I Want),” Barrett Strong 

“I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” Gladys Knight & the Pips 

“Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me),” The Temptations 

“Smiling Faces Sometimes,” Undisputed Truth 

“The Water is Wide,” Bob Dylan 

“Red River Shore,” Bob Dylan

“Marchin’ to the City,” Bob Dylan 

“FDR in Trinidad [live],” Van Dyke Parks

“Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt,” Bishop Perry Tillis 

“Dear Mrs. Roosevelt [live],” Bob Dylan and the Band

“Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Back Again,” The Lost City Ramblers 

“You Could Have Been a Roosevelt,” Aimee Mann 

“Been to the Mountain,” Margo Price 

“State of Mind,” Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, featuring Margo Price

“Hurtin’ (On the Bottle),” Margo Price

“Mercy,” John Cale 

“Lady Godiva’s Operation,” The Velvet Underground 

“Heartbreak Hotel,” John Cale 

“Blue Suede Shoes,” Elvis Presley

“Red Hot,” Billy Lee Riley & the Little Green Men

“3/5 Mile in 10 Seconds [live],” Jefferson Airplane

“It’s No Secret [live],” Jefferson Airplane 

“My Way of Giving,” The Small Faces

“Itchykoo Park,” The Small Faces

“I Can’t Remember Ever Loving You,” Tammy Grimes

“Second Time Around,” Shalamar

“Don’t You Want Me,” Jody Watley

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