Thursday, November 12, 2009

Phoenix Perform on 'Sound Opinions'

One of the few joys of terrestrial radio is Chicago Public Radio's 'Sound Opinions'. Rock critics Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times claim to host the world's only rock-and-roll talk show. Each week they spin tunes, talk about the latest news, interview bands and even have their guests perform from time to time. The show is picked up by several other public radio stations around the country. So, check your local lineup. You can also listen to the mp3 stream or download the podcast. Click here for more info.

I bring this up because a couple of weeks ago (Oct. 23) the boys snagged Phoenix for a visit and performance. I admit that -- as a longtime fan -- the band's overexposer has been a bit irritating. In spite of larger venues and Cadillac commercials, I still love them. This intimate appearance is a real keeper. They play the two big hits from their latest, 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix', but they also cover Air's "Playground Love" (Do you get the feeling they wish this was their song?) and "One Time Too Many" from my favorite Phoenix album, 'It's Never Been Like That'. Give the show a listen.

Phoenix - 1901 (mp3) (from Sound Opinions)
Phoenix - Lisztomania (mp3) (from Sound Opinions)
Phoenix - Playground Love (mp3) (from Sound Opinions)
Phoenix - One Time Too Many (mp3) (from Sound Opinions)

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