PART 1: The Power and the Glory – Sam Spence & John Facenda; American Beat ’84 – The Fleshtones; Cruise to Nowhere – The Reducers; Black Plastic Shoes – The Dogmatics; The Rain, the Park and Other Things – The Cowsills; (Theme From) Our Street – Slumberjet; Sounds From the Street – The Jam; Small Venue Concerts – Rattanson; Can’t Let Them Win – Rattanson; We Got the Hits – The Brothers Steve; Rock It Off – Stray Cats
PART 2: Slip Away – Ian Lloyd; My Sharona – The Knack; Slow Motion – Blondie; Dreaming – Blondie; Life During Wartime – Talking Heads; Frederick – Patti Smith Group; Cruel to Be Kind – Nick Lowe; Mercury Poisoning – Graham Parker; Starry Eyes – The Records; Roxanne – The Police; Melody – David Johansen; Boys Keep Swinging – David Bowie; Cars – Gary Numan; Let’s Go – The Cars; Life Begins at the Hop – XTC
PART 3: Superman – The Kinks; Money (That’s What I Want) – The Flying Lizards; London Calling – The Clash; Sunday Papers – Joe Jackson; Girls Talk – Dave Edmunds; It’s Cold Outside – Stiv Bators; Rock’n’Roll High School – Ramones; One More Time – Joe Jackson; Stop Your Sobbing – The Pretenders; Cool for Cats – Squeeze; Broken English – Marianne Faithfull; Damaged Goods – Gang of Four; I’m Bored – Iggy Pop; Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastic Bertrand; Rat Trap – The Boomtown Rats
PART 4: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury; Rock Lobster – The B-52’s; Everybody’s Happy Nowadays – The Buzzcocks; Dirty Water – The Inmates; Cities – Talking Heads; Quote Goodbye Quote – Carolyne Mas; House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
Fran Fried is the hostess of Franorama 2.0, most Thursdays from 1-4 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.