Cheap Trick has sold more than 20 million records, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is in the midst of a late-career renaissance with more than 150 live dates this year. The Clown Prince of Rock and Roll, Rick Nielsen, and bassist Tom Petersson sit-down for an intimate conversation to reminisce about their lasting influence on grunge culture, working with George Martin, John Lennon, their early days of struggle, Bun E. Carlos’s letter and more.
The Range is a moniker derived from mathematical studies by electronic musician James Hinton. His latest release, Potential, is a record steeped in histories of its characters, constructed of break beats, piano chords and vocal samples from the outer reaches of YouTube. We’ll transform the House of Strombo’s kitchen and unleash the smoke machine. The Range delivers several cuts from the record, including a feature with Rome Fortune.
Also, Montreal’s Laura Sauvage strums a few of her grunge-drenched songs from her debut album, Extraordinormal. Her slacker style has begun to share the stage with bands that she listened to in high school, such as Julie Doiron and Patrick Watson. She discusses the solo shift from former band Les Hay Babies, her grandmother’s advice, the catnip death of a neighbourhood lady and her Beck appreciation.
You know what to do: Lock it. Crank it! Join the collective.
Refused, “New Noise”
Niney The Observer, “Boiling Water Dub”
Band of Horses, “Solemn Oath”
Emmylou Harris, “If I Needed You”
The Verve, “Bittersweet Symphony”
Laura Sauvage, “Nothing To Something And Visa Versa (Strombo Session)”
Laura Sauvage, “Rubber Skin (Strombo Session)”
Laura Sauvage, “Cyanide Breath Mint (Beck Cover) (Strombo Session)”
Wanda Jackson, “Fujiyama Mama”
Avalanches, “Frankie Sinatra”
Fatlip, “Here Comes The Lip”
Jay Z, “30 Something”
BB King, “How Blue Can You Get”
De La Soul, “Pain (Ft. Snoop Dogg)”
Radiohead, “The Numbers”
Radiohead, “Burn The With”
Nirvana, “Moist Vagina”
Sebadoh, “Fire Of July”
Dumb Numbers, “Girl On The Screen”
Ensemble Faiz Ali Faiz & Rehmat Ali, “Rang”
A Tribe Called Red, “Stadium Pow Wow”
Peaches, “Close Up (Ft. Kim Gordon) (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)”
White Lies, “Death”
The Strokes, “Oblivious”
The Range, “Florida (Strombo Session)”
The Range, “Copper Wire (Strombo Session)”
The Range, “Paid Back Loans (Ft. Rome) (Strombo Session)”
Linda Ronstadt, “Blue Bayou”
Parachute Club, “Rise Up”
Tom Waits, “Midnight Lullaby”
Cheap Trick, “Heart On The Line”
Cheap Trick, “I Want You To Want Me”
Cheap Trick, “When I Wake Up Tomorrow”
Leonard Cohen, “One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong”
Air, “Cherry Blossom Girl”
The Streets, “Dry Your Eyes”
For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.