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The Meanest Hunk O’ Comeback That Anybody Ever Seen

On the February 16, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we discussed the rulingness of Amy van Keeken and Jim Croce, gave preference to everyone’s early work, never really reached a conclusion one way or the other about babies on the moon. We looked forward to next week, when our Cleveland expert will try and help us gain some appreciation for Pere Ubu, and we relived traumatic experiences of long car trips with Harry Chapin.

the Wolfnote  –  Everyone Needs a Hammer

Pterodactyl  –  Not Sugar

Lee Pui Ming  –  She

Jim Croce  –  Roller Derby Queen

Allison Crutchfield  –  Secret Lives and Deaths

Whoop-Szo  –  All My Friends

Beth Orton  –  Magpie

Marilyn Lerner/Matt Brubeck/Nick Fraser  –  Sniffin’ Around

Cloud Nothings  –  Up to the Surface

King Jammy meets Dry and Heavy  –  Love Explosion Dub

Black Rice  –  Dressing Up for the Showdown

the Replacements  –  Alex Chilton

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Woman

Diamond Mind  –  The Janks

Bill & Joel Plaskett  –  Dragonfly

S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring  –  Babies On the Moon

Doug Hoyer  –  A Link to the Past

Ty Segall  –  Break Your Guitar

Joe Sullivan Big Band  –  Prelude



On the January 26, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we spent some time testing a theory that, given the right context, every song is a protest song, we made the bigly controversial announcement of the recipient of our Aging British Punks We’ve Decided to Get Behind for the Forthcoming Year (and their little sister), and we missed some people who needed missing.

the Husbands  –  In the Basement

Jawbox  –  Cornflake Girl

Nathan Shubert  –  Folds

Icky Joey  –  Pooh

the Fusionauts  –  Let the Saw Do the Work

Change of Heart  –  Herstory

Sam Prekop  –  Chicago People

Devo  –  Strange Pursuit

Veda Hille  –  Precious Heart

Jerk With a Bomb  –  On the Rails

Slayer  –  Seasons in the Abyss

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  –  All Tomorrow’s Parties

Doc Yates & the Kings of Evil  –  Four Fingers of Whiskey

Latcho Drome  –  Knapweed

Can  –  Mushroom

Nothingness  –  Strathcona Park

Smokey & the Feeelings  –  Woman

Duotang  –  Bastard Five

the Black Line  –  Without a Gun

Heat  –  Sometimes

Red Fang  –  Smell of a Sound


Comeback, They Told Me Pa-Rum-Pum-Pum-Pum

The December 22, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special was rife with holiday baking tips, holiday decorating tips, and holiday gift-buying tips. And snakes.

Poets of Rhythm  –  Ham Gallery

Poets of Rhythm  –  The Jaunt

Sharon Jones  –  Funky Little Drummer Boy

Black Thunder  –  How to Wake Man and Her Son

Miescha & the Spanks  –  Motorin’

Vince Guaraldi Trio  –  Skating

Forth Wanderers  –  Know Better

Veda Hille  –  LuckLucky

Os Tropies  –  Thinking Stop Thinking

Superions  –  Fruitcake

Mississippi Fred McDowell  –  Glory Hallelujah

the James T. Kirks  –  El Caballa de Hiello

P:ano  –  Sweet Sweets

Tad  –  Jinx

Flaming Lips  –  Little Drummer Boy

Uncle Tupelo  –  D Boon

Lanikai  –  Stay a Little Longer

John K. Samson  –  Requests

the I Don’t Cares  –  Born for Me

Neutral Milk Hotel  –  Song Against Sex

Django Reinhardt  –  Swing 42

Okkervil River  –  Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas

Why Oh Why Do You Wanna Comeback Me This Way?

The April 7, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special had us missing Merle, enjoying a visit from our friend Jeff from Cups N Cakes Podcast (Happy Birthday!) and not being even a teensy bit worried about what Gabe’s learning while he’s away from home. We invited Margaret Atwood to visit and she didn’t, but it was a last-minute thing and we know she’s a busy woman so we’re not even holding a grudge about it (for once).

Camper Van Beethoven  –  When I Win the Lottery

Merle Haggard  –  Always Late (With Your Kisses)

Phil Ochs  –  Okie From Muskogee

Maria Dunn  –  When the Grandmothers Meet

Humanities  –  Come Outside

Poster Children  –  Dynamite Chair

Alex Chilton  –  Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Sarcastic Mannequins  –  Margaret Atwood

the Sixths (Mac McCaughan)  –  Dream Hat

Bateau Noir  –  La Ligue des Traîtres

Concealer  –  Place to Hide

Stark Martin  –  Room 115

Kitten Forever  –  Trip Wire

Guerrilla Toss  –  Diamond Girl

Bob Mould  –  Losing Time

Baby Jesus  –  Time’s All Gone

Parliament  –  Night of the Thumpasaurus Peoples

the Wet Secrets  –  I Can Swing a Hammer

Teen  –  Tokyo

M.Ward  –  Slow Driving Man

Black Mountain  –  Space to Bakersfield




Stay Glued to Your 68Comeback

90774_0We had big plans for the February 11, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, honest we did. There was going to be a big to-do made about monkeys in honour of the Year of, there was going to be lovey-dovey music and advice to the lovelorn in observation of Valentine’s Day, there was going to be a big, long feature on modern-day office furniture and what happens to it when a workplace is evacuated just minutes in advance of the bill collectors. That was before a witch turned Tom into a red and white pit bull terrier named Blazer.

Bob Wiseman  –  Dog On a Leash

Slint  –  Rhoda

No Luck Club  –  Rock Guitar

Black Mastiff  –  Bloody Mastiff

Shuyler Jansen  –  We Should Just Fall Apart

Savages  –  T.I.W.Y.G.

Tee Tahs  –  Thrill

Eagles of Death Metal  –  Poor Doggie

Black Mold  –  Memes

Switches  –  Empty Ways

Cold Warps  –  Hole In My Head

T-Bone Walker  –  Mean Old World

Jom Comyn  –  Balcony

Choir and Marching Band  –  Top Ten Hit

Wire  –  Ex-Lion Tamer

Nap Eyes  –  Delirium and Persecution Paranoia

Napalmpom  –  Sirius

James Hunter  –  Where We Came In

Sanctuary  –  Open Your Eyes

Everyday Things  –  All Day, All Night

Diamond Mind  –  Rocket Summer

Choir and Marching Band  –  Bachelor

Misery Mountain Boys  –  Sun Gonna Shine

Girlfriend  –  Is For Lovers

Allison Au Quartet  –  New Ordinary Stranger





68Comeback That Howl From Outer Space

On the October 9, 2014 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we revelled in the excitement of all bands reuniting, did our part to work things out with the trees, and had exciting prize giveaways. Sadie revealed the disappointment she has had occasion to feel wrt adults, Gabe confessed his appreciation for Homestar Runner (as if there was any doubt). Also – 68Comeback listeners, this is your official written notice that we appreciate you and your appreciation of us.

Mavis Piggott  –  Late Bloom

the Constantines  –  Thank You For Sending Me An Angel

the Neutral States  –  Pony Up

Fire Engine Red  –  Black and Blue

Dinosaur Jr.  –  Puke and Cry

Ty Segall  –  Tall Man Skinny Lady

Field & Stream  –  Chores

Beulah  –  What Will You Do When Your Suntan Fades?

Flanger  –  Midnight Sound

Tune-Yards  –  Left Behind

Homeshake  –  Moon Woman

Clor  –  Gifted

James Hand  –  The Truth Will Set You Free

Sparks  –  Why Did You Make Me Care?

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog

Perfume Genius – Queen

Wilderness of Manitoba – Big Skies

Jackie DeShannon – The Weight

The Secretaries – The Way I Feel

Eamon McGrath – Molina Blues

You Scratch Behind Our Ears, And We’ll Scratch Behind Yours

Looky here – Do you like CJSR? Do you like the 68Comeback Special? Do you like art? Do you like Raymond Biesinger? Do you like cats?

I’m asking for a darn good reason, and I hope I know what your answer is. CJSR-FM is currently rocking our way through our 2014 FunDrive – goal, $130K – and coming up on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 3 to 5 pm, the 68Comeback Special will host our second of two fundrive shows.

There’s about 20 bazillion reasons to support CJSR, and Tom and I will be offering up as many as we can to convince you that supporting CJSR is something you personally want to do. Some of those reasons will be high falutin’, some will be decidedly middlebrow, some will be downright realistic and practical, like our foreign policy. And some will have to do with exciting draws for fantastic prizes.

For example, our friend and perennial supporter, Raymond Biesinger, has offered up THIS as an incentive to donate, his latest and greatest print, first entitled Feline Anatomy, first run of the edition, framed no less. We will be drawing for it just before five o’clock, from the names of all those who pledged to CJSR via 68Comeback on last week and this week’s show. You could be the one. Tune in this Thursday, and spend some time practicing getting your wallet out before then.


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