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He’s Undeniably The Best Comeback In This Town

On the June 2, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, our special visitors Mitzi and Boom gave us a crash course in social media and how Instagram and Snapchat can enhance your enjoyment of this year’s Pride Festival. Tom was back at long last from CapybaraFest, any crises of faith that anyone might have had regarding any item or situation, chronic or acute, were of short duration.

Kelly Willis  –  Nobody Wants to Go to the Moon Anymore

Sly & the Family Stone  –  Brave & Strong

God is My Co-Pilot  –  Crushing a Girl

Jessy Lanza  –  Never Enough

Afrodizz  –  No Time

All Girl Summer Fun Band  –  Dear Mr. and Mrs. Troublemaker

C.W. Stoneking  –  The Zombie

Mr. Rick  –  Liquor Store Blues

Jim Carroll  –  Terrorist Trousers

Gin Palace  –  “Lady”

Jaki Byard  –  I Fall In Love Too Easily

A Giant Dog  –  I’ll Come Crashing

Sam Cash & the Romantic Dogs  –  That Was the Summer

Shit Robot  –  What Follows

the Filthy Spectacula  –  Jack the Knife

the Waco Brothers  –  We Know It

Greys  –  Complaint Rock

Robbie Fulks  –  Baby Rocks Her Dolly

Veda Hille  –  Burst

Adrian Teacher & the Subs  –  Emily Carr Punks

Odonis Odonis  –  Fearless

Holy Fuck  –  Chimes Broken




So If You’re Coming Back My Way, Just Don’t

Thanks to the May 26, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we reaffirmed our commitment to non-violent solutions to all dance-related societal conflicts, rediscovered our enthusiasm for sedentary work in the face of power tool-related efforts, and reiterated our complete lack of patience for 2016’s bullshit.

Les Savy Fav  –  Meet Me In the Dollar Bin

Phillip Glass  –  Primacy of Numbers

Veda Hille  –  Lover/Hater

the Smugglers  –  Calgarians Don’t Dance

the Wet Secrets  –  If I Was a Camera

Stump  –  Buffalo

Ryan Adams  –  Bad Blood

And the Kids  –  Creeper

Ex Hex  –  Hot and Cold

the Dambuilders  –  Idaho

Suuns  –  Resistance

Gord Downie & the Sadies  –  It Didn’t Start to Break My Heart Until This Afternoon

Jessy Lanza  –  New Ogi

Baroness  –  Swollen and Halo

Serge Gainsbourg  –  Docteur Jekyll et Monsieur Hyde

Fugazi  –  I’m So Tired

PJ Harvey  –  Reeling

Shukov  –  Healthy Somethings

Robbie Fulks  –  America is a Hard Religion

Latin Playboys  –  Ten Believers

Supermoon  –  Unsaid

Jerk With a Bomb  –  Le Bang Bang

Woodpigeon  –  Picking Fights

Spoon  –  Not Turning Off




With Twenty Pounds Of Comeback Stapled To His Chest

On the May 19, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we celebrated 50 years of Blonde on Blonde and, to a lesser degree, Pet Sounds. We helped people improve their lives with Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and when we say ‘we,’ we mean that Tom’s laying low for awhile until the heat’s off,  but he’s got his ways of getting his points across.

Portastatic  –  Naked Pilseners

Yo La Tengo  –  Somebody’s Baby

Ladyhawk  –  I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying

Islands  –  No Milk No Sugar

the Beach Boys  –  Wouldn’t It Be Nice (vocals only)

Bob Dylan  –  Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again

La Luz  –  Sure As Spring

Tim Hecker  –  Up Red Bull Creek

Pity Sex  –  A Satisfactory World for Reasonable People

Veda Hille  –  Teenage Wildlife

Richard Laviolette & the Oil Spills  –  With Tape and Purposeful Hats

X  –  Surprise Surprise

Tamara Sandor  –  Magpie

PJ Harvey  –  A Line In the Sand

Iggy Pop  –  Chocolate Drops

Operators  –  Bring Me the Head

C.W. Stoneking  –  The Zombie

A Giant Dog  –  Not a Miracle

Snuff  –  I Think We’re Alone Now

the Burning Hell  –  Nonfiction

Supermoon  –  Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves

Ty Segall  –  Diversion

Konono No.1  –  Paradiso





Just In Case You Don’t Comeback

Oh my! Did you hear the May 12, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special? We talked about burlesque and Vikings and moustaches and the repurposing of our favourite goalies. We welcomed Iggy Pop and Veda Hille back and this is all just a way of distracting you from the sadness of Tom being gone for a couple of weeks but hardly anyone reads right to the end anymore, so if you have, you better just shut up and not tell the others.

the Promise Ring  –  Emergency! Emergency!

Alice Cooper  –  Be My Lover

Laura Sauvage  –  Jesus Want to Be My Buddy

Paupiére  –  Jeunes Instants

Black Mountain  –  You Can Dream

Iggy Pop  –  In the Lobby

Veda Hille  –  Charismatic M.F.

Solex  –  The Dot On the i Between the h and the t

Lab Coast  –  Missed Ache

Can  –  Oh Yeah

Del Barber & the No Regretzkys  –  Sawchuk

Fancy Diamonds  –  1 800 L U V

the Burning Hell  –  Men Without Hats

Striker  –  Phoenix Lights

Heart Attack Kids  –  Blow Up Dolls

Charles Bradley  –  Ain’t Gonna Give it Up

Nudie  –  That’s All That I’ve Got

Gabriella Ghermandi  –  Atse Tewodros

Ape Cave  –  Etna





And My Comeback Already Was There

May Day, Mother’s Day, this day, that day. The May 5, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special was a bit of a grab bag during which we tackled hard-hitting issues like ferries and stuff, standardized testing in our schools and stuff, and how not every song David Bowie ever recorded was a masterpiece. And stuff.

Oh – one other thing: please help.

Red Shadow  –  Understanding Marx

Laurie Anderson  –  Only An Expert

Charles Mingus  –  All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother

Eric’s Trip  –  Girlfriend

TV Sets  –  Sea Legs

Eric Bachmann  –  Masters of the Deal

Looper  –  Columbo’s Car

Le Tigre  –  Dude, Yr So Crazy!

Julianna Barwick  –  Wist

Greys  –  Complaint Rock

Morricone Youth  –  Super Villain

Lab Coast  –  Harm’s Way

Iggy Pop  –  Vulture

Black Absinthe  –  Is This Life

Labradoodle  –  Vulcan Voodoo

the Dandy Warhols  –  Search Party

Kelly Sloan  –  Big Deal

Hooded Fang  –  Tunnel Vision

David Bowie  –  Soul Love

Bronswick  –  Trouble

Dr. Lonnie Smith  –  Play It Back

The Comeback Never Ends, As Long As We Have Blood And Guts

We really do enjoy having company at the 68Comeback Special, so we were really happy with the April 28, 2016 edition because of all the nice Shuylers and Marlaenas that dropped by. If you tuned in, then you know that for yourself. If you didn’t, when will you ever learn?

Quincy Jones  –  Hummin’

Tony Conrad  and Hangedup  –  Transit of Venus

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists  –  Even Heroes Have to Die

Tough Age  –  Warm Hair

Napalmpom  –  Feint of Heart

Eagles of Death Metal  –  I Like to Move In the Night

Drinking Flowers  –  Your Own Sounds

Redrick Sultan  –  Batman Jesus

Wintersleep  –  Freak Out

Death From Above 1979  –  Trainwreck 1979

Shuyler Jansen  –  Blue Rolls the River

Shuyler Jansen  –  We Were So Young

Marlaena Moore  –  Gaze

Shuyler Jansen  –  Unknowing Heart

Marlaena Moore  –  Feel It

Jr. Gone Wild  –  I Fell Dumb

Sleep  –  From Beyond




Life Is Just A Comeback, And Comebacks Weren’t Meant To Last

On the April 21, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we had a bit of a bummer situation to deal with. Sometimes it snows in April.

Arcwelder  –  What Did You Call It That For

Dump  –  1999

the Besnard Lakes  –  The Plain Moon

Willie Nelson  –  I Couldn’t Believe It Was True

Igor Stravinsky  –  Rite of Spring

Holgans  –  Luvdrugz

Nasty On  –  Please Kill Me

Laura Gibson  –  Empire Builder

Jackie McLean  –  Omega

Laura Sauvage  –  White Trash Theatre School

Art Bergman  –  Cassandra

Notta Comet  –  Warehouse Blues

Cowpuncher  –  White Veil

Pale Eyes  –  Ambivalent

the Replacements  –  Never Take the Place of Your Man






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