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Altrok Radio 017
by Sean Carolan

[The following is the song rundown for the show that airs Tuesday, September 30 at 2PM on WRSU-FM 88.7 in New Brunswick. If you'd like to get your hands on any of these records, you can help support Altrok by using this link to Fair warning: It'll pop up in a new window. By the way, if you happen to run a college radio station of your own, you're welcome to air this - let us know and we'll make the arrangements. -Ed.]
[By the way, this is a special show. It features (almost) all the songs that have been picked to join The Grinder or have been chosen as the Altrok Radio Underground Pick Of The Week. -Ed.]


Altrok Radio's Underground Pick Of The Week

Each Week, Jeff Raspe picks an outstanding track from a brand-new album. This week, the pick is:

  • Winwood, Steve - Now That You're Alive - About Time (UPOTW 17)

In The Grinder:

Altrok keeps a running list of new songs that get played every week on the show, until we've pretty much ground them into the dirt. Each week, one song will leave the Grinder to make room for a new one. It's shameless, but it's honest. This week in the Grinder:

  • Tyde, The - Henry VIII - Twice [Grinder 23; New]
  • Nada Surf - The Way You Wear Your Head - Let Go [Grinder 22; New]
  • Seedling - Getting Into - Let's Play Boys And Girls [Grinder 21]
  • Killing Joke - Seeing Red - Death And Resurrection Show [Grinder 20]
  • Buzzcocks - Sick City Sometimes - Buzzcocks [Grinder 19, Leaving]
  • Bleu - Get Up - Redhead [Grinder 18, Leaving]


Segment 1:

  • Arab Strap - The Shy Retirer - Monday At The Hug And Pint (Grinder 6)
  • Tyde, The - Henry VIII - Twice (Grinder 23)
  • Venus Hum - Soul Slosher - Big Beautiful Sky (Grinder 4)
  • JunkieXL Feat Terry Hall - Never Alone (Grinder 8)
  • McCulloch, Ian - Love In Veins - Slideling (UPOTW 11)
  • Kenna - Freetime - New Sacred Cow (Grinder 16)

Segment 2:

  • Nada Surf - The Way You Wear Your Head - Let Go (Grinder 22)
  • Longwave - Everywhere You Turn - Strangest Things (Grinder 3)
  • Altrok Commentary - Remember To Get A Receipt
  • New Pornographers, The - The Laws Have Changed - Electric Version (Grinder 10)
  • Wrens, The - This Boy Is Exhausted (UPOTW 12)

Segment 3:

  • Gemma Hayes - Back Of My Hand - Night On My Side (Grinder 14)
  • Seedling - Get You 'Cause I Can - Let's Play Boys & Girls (Grinder 13)
  • Fischerspooner - The 15th
  • Wire - Being Watched - Send (Grinder 1)
  • McKeown, Erin - Cinematic - Grand (Grinder 7)
  • Fountains Of Wayne - Stacy's Mom - Welcome Interstate Managers (Grinder 9)

Segment 4:

  • Scout - Good Enough For Now - This Soft Life (Grinder 5)
  • Last Perfect Thing - Charles - Too Much Of Anything (UPOTW 16)
  • Sense Field - I Refuse - Living Outside (Grinder 17)
  • Milwaukees - Call An Ambulance (UPOTW 15)

Segment 5:

  • Winwood, Steve - Now That You're Alive - About Time (UPOTW 17)
  • Altrok Commentary - How To Learn To Stop Worrying
  • Easdale, John - Goodnight America (UPOTW 14)
  • Sarah Shannon - Are You Far Enough - Sarah Shannon (Grinder 11)
  • Seedling - Getting Into - Let's Play Boys & Girls (Grinder 21)

Segment 6:

  • Bleu - Get Up - Redhead (Grinder 18)
  • Fountains Of Wayne - No Better Place - Welcome Interstate Managers (Grinder 15)
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Stop - Take Them On, On Your Own (Grinder 12)


©2003 Sean Carolan

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.


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