Turn Up the Volume… to 11!

(aired 11/11/11)


Because this show was broadcast on November 11, 2011, I decided to turn the volume way up — to 11!

There is a humorous scene from the 1984 movie, This Is Spinal Tap, which stretches common perceptions of stereo settings, introducing the notion of an additional notch in the volume control. Inspired by this idea, today’s songs have a loosely unifying theme. Some have volume-related words/phrases in the titles (loud, pump up, wound up, heights, bang, etc.); others have words related to the date; and others are just worth cranking up the volume to hear!

  1. clip: Let’s Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez
  2. clip from This Is Spinal Tap (the movie)
  3. Ramalama (Bang Bang) – Roisin Murphy
  4. Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud) – James Brown
  5. Seven Comes Eleven – On the Corner with Fuzz
  6. Stand – Liquid Jesus
  7. Movin’ On Up – The Jeffersons
  8. November – Azure Ray
  9. Bitterblue – Cat Stevens
  10. Pump Up The Jam (Technotronic cover) – The Lost Fingers
  11. Let’s Live It Up – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  12. Me and the Devil Blues – Cowboy Junkies
  13. Bring the Noise – Public Enemy & Anthrax [suggested by Ben Carder]
  14. Samba de Janeiro – Brazilian Girls
  15. Wound Up – Office
  16. Buck’s Step-Up – Buckwheat Zydeco
  17. Such Great Heights – Postal Service
  18. One Is the Loneliest Number – Three Dog Night [suggested by Ben Carder]
  19. One (U2 cover) – Johnny Cash [suggested by Ben Carder]
  20. Roadrunner – Modern Lovers
  21. New Step It Up And Go – Rose & The Maddox Brothers
  22. Revolution – The Beatles
  23. Overpowered (Radio Edit) – Roisin Murphy
  24. Wave Of Mutilation – Pixies
  25. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
  26. Big Fish – Jesca Hoop
  27. Senses Working Overtime – XTC

Originally aired on KSKQ on November 11, 2011. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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