Another Bloated Disco, Another Sniff Of Comeback I’ll Regret

Ooooo! They’re all talking about the February 9, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special! They’re talking about how, for once, Craig played Red Red Meat when Tom was here, they’re thankful for the Valentine’s Flipper. They longed to be close to us, they’ve been wondering aloud to their grandmothers if liking Pere Ubu is possible or even desirable, but they’re looking forward to finding out!

Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey  –  I Want to Break Your Heart

Nirvana  –  Do You Love Me?

Pink Mountaintops  –  And I Thank You

Dead Fibres  –  Pleasures of the Flesh

Isaac Hayes  –  (They Long to Be) Close to You

Doug Hoyer  –  Welcome Back

Trio  –  Ya Ya

Red Red Meat  –  Smokey Mountain Dbl Dip

Robin Hunter and Six Foot Bullies  –  Baby I’m Watching Your Every Move

Sonic Youth  –  My Friend Goo

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Tramping

the New Pornographers  –  Letter From An Occupant

Pangina  –  Full Metal Moustache

the James T. Kirks  –  Do the Pulley Shake

Merle Haggard  –  Going Where the Lonely Go

Zebra Pulse  –  Reflection in Your Footprint

Arab Strap  –  The Shy Retirer

Killing Joke  –  Birds of a Feather

Cloud Nothings  –  Up to the Surface

Black Flag  –  In My Head

Flipper  –  Sex Bomb

 

 

 

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

 

The Hand That Holds Us Down, We Reach Out To Comeback

We believe it was the January 19, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special when we wished Buffy Summers the happiest of birthdays, while also acknowledging that neither she nor anyone else would or could protect us from the onrushing future, such as it’s likely to be.

Freakwater  –  One Big Union

Say Hi To Your Mom  –  These Fangs

Old Reliable  –  Must of Been the Devil

Rotary Downs  –  False Protection

Dr. Wylie  –  She’s Had a Few

French, Frith, Kaiser, Thompson  –  Haisai Oji San

Gord Downie  –  Swing Set

Cop Shoot Cop  –  Turning Inside Out

the Primrods  –  Bully Proof Vest

Entombed  –  Wreckage

Pang Attack  –  Time and Dementia

Kruder & Dorfmeister  –  High Noon

Tom Ze  –  Proposta de Amor

the Thermals  –  Here’s Your Future

Motorhead  –  America

Coffin Break  –  Kill the President

Peabo Bryson  –  Go For It

Jake Ian  –  Highway 855

Public Animal  –  It Don’t Seem Right

Latcho Drom  –  Cocoa Haley

Dyslexic Postcards  –  Now They Know

Psychic Pollution  –  The Last Door to Consciousness

Krang  –  Winds of Change

 

 

What Makes You Think You’re Special When You Comeback?

On the January 12, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we made damn sure that everybody knows that if anything goes seriously wrong, it’s not our fault, but if an inadvertent dance party breaks out, we might have had something to do with that.

Phosphorescent  –  Reasons to Quit

Friends of Dean Martinez  –  Cordova

Whitney Rose  –  3 Minute Love Affair

His Clancyness  –  Dreams Building Dreams

Skin Yard  –  Hey Bulldog

the Upsetters  –  Tight Spot

Juste Robert  –  Golden Storm

Unsane  –  Dispatched

Cawama  –  Perfectomundo

Carolyn Mark  –  You Make Everything Better

Req  –  Something

Jeen  –  All Night All Day

Out Hud  –  Dad, There’s a Little Phrase Called Too Much Information

Thelonious Monk  –  Boo Boo’s Birthday

Smoky & the Feelings  –  Chores

Shub  –  Crazy Horse

Latcho Drom  –  Cocoa Haley

Hobo Lord  –  Shake ’em Dead

Fist City  –  Hey Little Sister

Camaro 67  –  The Road

the National  –  Terrapin Station

And I’m Much More A Comeback Man Inside

We were especially happy that you could join us for the January 5, 2017 edition of the ’68Comeback Special. We take the transition from one year to the next very seriously at 68Comeback. The first show of the New Year is the one during which you lay out your path for the coming year and share it with the world, and it might have been the first time ever that we played Einstürzende Neubaten, and it raised those same complicated feelings that it always raises about the Monks.

the Handsome Family  –  Tin Foil

Einstürzende Neubaten  –  Kollaps

Monomyth  –  Palpitations

Arkey Blue  –  Living on Credit

Oh Susanna   –  Old Kate

Saxsyndrum  –  Up to You

Ben Kweller  –  How It Should Be (Sha Sha)

Built to Spill  –  Big Dipper

Gord Downie  –  Don’t Let This Touch You

Paul Newman  –  Enter the Empire of the Ants

Ladyhawk  –  S.T.H.D.

Sarah Beatty  –  Dig Before You Sow

Thomas D’Arcy & Friends  –  Love in Stereo

Black Thunder  –  Dece Welfare

Red Fang  –  The Smell of the Sound

Wilfred N and the Grown Men  –  Pluto

Sarah Beatty  –  Prehistoric Sludge

Hello Moth  –  Some Shadows

Fist City  –  Hey Little Sister

Future States  –  Wish You Well

Witchstone  –  The Sludgelands

 

 

 

Before I Was A Comeback I Was A Comeback

On the December 29, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we bade farewell to what never seemed like much of a year while being careful not to get too enthusiastic for the next one, which doesn’t seem likely to offer any better. We think we played a song at the wrong speed though it was hard to tell for certain, we think we should have played another song at a higher speed even if it was the wrong speed, but mostly we played songs at the right speed.

Dump  –  So Long

Mac McCaughan  –  Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)

Jpnsgrls  –  Brace Yourself

L7  –  ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off

Dagan Harding  –  Engaged/Divorced

the Evaporators  –  I Don’t Need My Friends to Tell Me Who My Friends Are

Swanton Bombs  –  Doom

Parkland  –  Biggest Fan

the Juan Maclean  –  You Were a Runaway

Bebop Cortez  –  Man of the Year

Cat Power  –  He War

Sad13  –  Get a Yes

Quincy Jones  –  Hummin’

the Stooges  –  Loose

Les Georges Leningrad  –  Lollipop Lady

Glad Rags  –  Meat Legs

Forth Wanderers  –  Unfold

Belle and Sebastian  –  If You’re Feeling Sinister

Neko Case  –   That Teenage Feeling

Mos Def  –  Quiet Dog Bite Hard

Les Savy Fav  –  Brace Yourself

the Mountain Goats  –  No Children

 

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

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