Left of the Dial: “In Olive Garden Da Vida”

Written by on October 23, 2018

Welcome back to the most preposterously titled radio show this side of the Willamette river, I’m your host Chris-R and we’ve got some primo bops to play. Ranging from the 50’s heyday of velvet crooners courtesy of Roy Orbison and The Platters, to supposed originators of the Shoegaze genre a whopping 20 years before it’s breakthrough (“All I Wanna Do” from the overlooked 70’s incarnation of The Beach Boys), absolutely inventive solo recordings from ex-RHCP guitarist John Frusciante, and an unmistakable guitar romp for the ages, the 12 minute sprawl of “Loan Me A Dime”, courtesy of dueling guitars from Boz Scaggs and Duane “Skydog” Allman and plenty other tunes that pack a real wallop.


So kick back and relax, you’re listening to Left of the Dial.


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  • What's Going On -Live Version
    Donny Hathaway
    "Live" -1972
  • Going Inside
    John Frusciante
    "To Record Only Water For Ten Days" -2001
  • Brain
    The Action
    "Rolled Gold" -1967
  • The Barbarian
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    "Emerson, Lake & Palmer" -1970
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    The Platters
    "Remember When?" -1958
  • In Dreams
    Roy Orbison
    "In Dreams" -1963
  • Wuthering Heights
    Pat Benatar
    "Crimes of Passion" -1980
  • Loan Me A Dime
    Boz Scaggs
    "Boz Scaggs" -1969
  • You Turn Me On I'm A Radio
    Joni Mitchell
    "For The Roses" -1972
  • 17 Days -Piano and A Microphone 1983 Version
    "Piano & A Microphone 1983" -2018
  • Soul Stripper
    "'74 Jailbreak" -1974
  • All I Wanna Do
    The Beach Boys
    "Sunflower" -1970

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