PART 1: American Beat ’84 – The Fleshtones; Box in My Head – Blue Oyster Cult; Mony Mony – Tommy James & the Shondells; Living on Video – Trans-X; Stay With Me – Sarah Dunn; Run Baby Run – Southern Culture on the Skids; Nobody Takes Me Seriously – Split Enz; Candy’s Got It – The Alex Butter Field; Run to the City – Ted Leo; Lonely in a Crowd – The Superlatives; Green Lights – NRBQ; Oh, How to Do Now – The Monks; You Don’t Want Me No More – Major Lance; Got a Thing on My Mind – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings; Hong Kong Garden – Siouxsie & the Banshees
PART 2: Ready for the Morning – Kelly Reilly; My Street (Horn Version) – Lannie Flowers; Kiss a Memory – Lannie Flowers; Best I Can – Lannie Flowers; Everything a Man Could Want – Lannie Flowers; If U Want 2 – The Pengwins; Look Around – The Pengwins; Last One Standing – The Dents; Mistreatment – The Dents; Want It Back – The Dents; Let Me Go – The Dents
PART 3: Stupid Like Me – Stupidity w/Keith Streng; Take Me Back to Planet Earth – Muck and the Mires; Six O’Clock Baby – Muck and the Mires; Hey Sunshine – Muck and the Mires; She Blocked My Number – Muck and the Mires; He’s Not the One – Muck and the Mires; Zoom Break-Up – Muck and the Mires; The Message – Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five; Cities – Talking Heads; More Than a Woman – Tavares; You and I – Rick James; Frederick – Patti Smith Group
PART 4: Penny Lane – The Beatles; Sail On, Sailor – Los Lobos; Good Luck (You’re Gonna Need It) – Becky Warren; Hats Off to Larry – Del Shannon; In and Out of Love – The Supremes; The Year That Got Away – Deke Dickerson; I Wanted You – Dolph Chaney; Out on the Floor – Dobie Gray; Waterloo – Abba; House of the Living Dead – APB; Sunshine Don’t Make the Sun – Barrence Whitfield & the Savages; I Must Be in Love – The Rutles; Hey Little Girl – The Shags; The World Ain’t Round, It’s Square – The Savages; Evil Hearted You – The Yardbirds; Big Beat Strong – The Woggles; Temptation Inside Your Heart – The Velvet Underground; House We Used to Live In – The Smithereens
… is the hostess of Franorama 2.0, most Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. Eastern Time on Cygnus Radio. So what’s a genre? I just throw everything against a wall and see what sticks. Rock’n’roll, garage, punk, soul (especially Northern), rockabilly, real country, cheesy goofball stuff – no matter what generation, if it has a heart and soul, it has a home here.