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I Never Thought I’d Comeback To This

On the March 24, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we read a chapter from the Book of Vega, enjoyed the nice dog-ness of nice dogs, and told a story of a wise man who returned at the wrong time and then again at the right time. We tried to warn you about driving your grandkids around with you in the car, too, but it was hard to tell if you listened.

the Spinanes  –  Winter On Ice

A Tribe Called Quest  –  Keep it Rollin’

TV Freaks  –  Overreacting

Alan Vega/Alex Chilton/Ben Vaughn  –  Come On Lord

Balthazar  –  Nightclub

Yvonne Elliman  –  I Don’t Know How To Love Him

Basia Bulat  –  The Garden

Afghan Whigs  –  The Temple

Nobaby  –  Ghosts You See

Kicking Giant  –  The Town Idiot

Françoise Hardy  –  Je T’Aime

Humanities  –  Your Dreams Are My Dreams

Jimmy Smith  –  The Sunny Side of the Street

FWY  –  The 57

Misery Mountain Boys  –  Long Gone Cat Daddy

Savages  –  Sad Person

Ty Segall  –  Squealer

Matt Patershuk  –  Back Against the Wall

Gazebos  –  Just Get High

Minotaurs  –  Weird Waves

Robert Burkosky  –  Illicit Dreams

Goya  –  The Devil’s Prey





Satan Brands, Comeback Tattoos, You Can’t Believe the Things I’ve Seen

Tom did it all himself on the March 17, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, and in so doing, he led all the snakes back into Ireland. Celebrate THAT if you think you’re up to it.

The Clash – The Equaliser

Junior Boys – You Say That

Dr. Lonnie Smith – Play it Back

Violent Femmes – I Could Be Anything

Linsey Wellman -Avec Laquelle

Charles Bradley – Nobody But You

Note to Future Self – Space Race Haste

Hot Dad Jesus & Friends – Dog Chin Myopia

Damien Jurado – Qachina

The James Hunter 6 – This is Where we Came In

Steelpole Bathtub – Train to Miami

Drinking Flowers – Bending Halos

Arlo Maverick – Liquid Comfort Pt. 2

Jr. Gone Wild – Fine Scotch

Zones – Heats

Freakwater – Bolshevik and Bollweevil

Jerk in a Can – Cheers for Fears

Nap Eyes – Lion in Chains

Van Halst – Plastic Smile

Holding Hands – It’s Funny

Dexter Gordon – Society Bed

I Got the Whole Damn Comeback On Their Knees

On the March 10, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we talked about the dreams we had last night, noted the strong resemblance certain things can bear to certain other things,  and considered the changes a radioactive lizard can effect on the geography of a place.

the Primrods  –  All Right Tokyo!

Shonen Knife  –  Public Bath

Archie Shepp  –  Attica Blues

Joel Plaskett  –  Through & Through & Through

Jerk With a Bomb  –  Hospital Bed

Gazebos  –  I Don’t Wanna Be Here

Ty Segall  –  Breakfast Eggs

Blue Oyster Cult  –  Godzilla

Minotaurs  –  Underground Age

Mike Smith & Jonathan Adjemiam  –  Sixth Transcombobulation

Four Brothers  –  Wakasarudza Akanaka

Nobaby  –  Love is In the Air

Miranda July  –  I Can-Japan

Tom Waits  –  Big In Japan

Françoise Hardy  –  Ce Petit Coeur

Mavis Staples – Jesus Lay Down Beside Me

Charles Bradley – Changes

Lust for Youth  –  Track 5

Lifetones  –  For a Reason

Couteau Papillon  –  Beachhead

Holy Serpent  –  The Plague




I’ve Lived With 68 And I’ve Roomed With Comeback

On the March 3, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we were too busy thinking about the stuff that matters to worry ourselves about the stuff that doesn’t.

Phranc  –  I’m Not Romantic

Ornette Coleman  –  Endless

the Special Edisons  –  Combustion Burrito

Suuns  –  Music Won’t Save You

Codeine  –  Old Things

Come  –  Reign Me

Gazebos  –  There Are Worse Things I Could Do

Elvis Costello  –  I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down

the Dirty Nil  –  Wrestle Yü to Hüsker Dü

Radiogram  –  Love Vigilantes

Psychic Pollution  –  Denken Sie Consequence

Master Musicians of Jajouka w/ Bachir Attar  –  A Habibi Ouajee T’Allel Allaiya

Milk Toast  –  Dave is Like Fine Wine

FWY!  –  The 405

Craig Finn & Friends  –  Isn’t It

Rococode  –  A Diamond

Flesh Rag  –  It Ain’t Enough

Skin  –  Chime

Jerk In a Can  –  Baseball Dad

Wake  –  Wretched Tongues

Laura Carbone  –  Swans

Hot Dad Jesus & Friends  –  Mount & Burn Her Dewgestion

Dr. Lonnie Smith  –  Aphrodisia





Help Me See the Comeback, Help Me to Get Up

On the February 25, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we considered the muselike properties of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mechanic, wondered how similar we were to Miles Davis, or Freakwater, or I don’t really remember that part so well now, and we asked if you love Minotaurs yet (you’d better). Gabe reminded us that he was bound for Japan in three weeks.

Nirvana  –  Mr. Moustache

Tales of the Tomb  –  Snowtown

the Radiation Flowers  –  Your Eyes

NEU!  –  After Eight

Freakwater  –  Missionfield

the Dearly Bereft  –  So It Goes

Les Savy Fav  –  New Teen Anthem

Huevos Rancheros  –  Please Pass the Ketchup

Craig Taborn  –  A Difficult Thing Said Simply

Baby Giraffe  –  Maybe You Should Know

the Picketts  –  50/50 Split

Basia Bulat  –  Good Advice

the Godrays  –  Hope This Makes Sheryl Crow Happy

Minotaurs  –  Gold Rush Lady

Harmonia & Eno ’76  –  Vamos Companeros

the James Hunter 6  –  This is Where We Came In

Robert Burkosky  –  Timeless Obsession

Holding Hands  –  It’s Funny

FWY!  –  99 Fwy

Corin Raymond  –  Morning Glories

Kraken  –  America

Son of a Witch  –  Thrones in the Sky



Our Comebacks Will Always Be Pending

For a time on the February 18, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we doubted his very existence, indulged in a reverie or two, tried to work out what’s so great about this ‘realist’ angle you’ve been working, and really tried to lean into our new jobs as citizen journalists, with varying results.

Magnolia Electric Co.  –  Farewell Transmission

Geoff Berner  –  Oh My Golem

the Earlies  –  One of Us is Dead

Cindy Lee  –  Act of Tenderness

Pugs & Crows & Tony Wilson  –  Sloppy Slaughter

Mission of Burma  –  1001 Pleasant Dreams

Basia Bulat  –  Fool

Waycross  –  I Wanna Be Hugged to Death By You

Borscht  –  You Can Leave If You Want To

P:ano  –  Ghost Pirates

the Apples in Stereo  –  I Can’t Believe

Minotaurs  –  Blind Luck

Everyone is Dirty  –  I’m Okay

the Purveyors of Free Will  –  Strange Dream at 5am

J. Tillman  –  New Imperial Grand Blues

Laura Cantrell  –  Not the Tremblin’ Kind

Grizzly Bear  –  Fine For Now

Pixel  –  Slinky

Zakary Slax  –  Defriender

Beauts  –  Sick

James Hunter Six  –  (Baby) Hold On

Bleu  –  Delusional

Daughter  –  Doing the Right Thing

36?  –  Old Bones



I’m a 68Comeback and That Makes You Giddy

On the February 4, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we gently chided Calgary for their latest offence, made two Spinanes fans happy, commended Tortoise on a job well done (20 years after the fact), and passed along some awkward but necessary communications.

Camera Obscura  –  The False Contender

Veneers  –  No Great New Truth

King Jammy  –  Tiger Claw Dub

Lab Coast  –  Run Out/Black Underwear

Tortoise  –  The Taut and Tame

Afghan Whigs  –  This is My Confession

Allison Au Quartet  –  Bolero

Hullabaloo  –  Suicidal Maniac

This Moment in Black History  –  Beans and Rice

Rape Revenge  –  Dear Date Rapists of St. Albert, AB

the Spinanes  –  Noel, Jonah and Me

the Chrome Cranks  –  Lost Time Blues

Freakwater  –  What the People Want

Har Mar Superstar  –  Transit

Guided by Voices  –  Evil Speakers

Stereolab  –  Fuses

Excepter – Second Chances

Lori Yates – Ghost of Josephine

Black Mastiff – Torch

Sancktuary – Vermin Lord

Switches – Remember (Walking in the Sand)

David Bowie – Blackstar




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