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The Johnny Switchblade Show #184

The Johnny Switchblade Show #184

Playing tracks by

Power Switchblade, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Elvis Presley, Santana, Men At Work and more.

Chart positions

This show was 9th in the global new wave chart, 10th in the global post-punk chart, 14th in the global retro chart, 26th in the global classics chart and 28th in the global rock chart.

This episode features Flipper, Slipper, The Key All-Stars, and much more...

A big thank you to Van3t for background info on "MoWest" records.

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Miss Natasha78

Nice tracks

Johnny Switchblade

Cheers, Natasha. :) Thanks for the ear-time...

rgodsey aka funky honky

Hey johnny you know i bet ive heard oya coma santana i don't know maybe a million times? and every time the Hammond organ kicks in i get shivers up me spine. only a few others do that... roundabout- yes and stormy Monday jazz break by allman brothers off Fillmore east. im a sucker for any hammond organ though. very good stuff once again . congrats rg

Johnny Switchblade

Thanks RG: you are so right. That's one of the greatest keyboard intros ever. It puts you 'into the groove' within a few seconds... amazing. Good ol' Gregg Rolie...

rgodsey aka funky honky

YA i preferred his voice to steve perrys in journey also haha

Sonny Lee
Sonny Lee

LOL thanks for the song bro. lol

Johnny Switchblade

heheh.... I was waiting to reply til you got to that part. :)

Sonny Lee
Sonny Lee

Shaft is a bad mother........ Just talking bout Shaft....lol I met Isaac back in the 90's in a club I was doing sound in Detroit. He was a nice guy

Sonny Lee
Sonny Lee

Awesome !!! Rick Nelson..... He was so cool..lol I did a couple of his songs. You have to check them out some time

Sonny Lee
Sonny Lee

That would have been great, I was just thinking of Dread Zeppelin yesterday....lol I worked with those guys in Detroit, ran spot light for them. They were awesome !!! Funny guys. Gonna have to play some of them for me sometime.

Sonny Lee
Sonny Lee

Hey JB, how goes it brother ? Just getting a chance to listen to your show. Two Elvis' in a row, very cool !!!

Johnny Switchblade

Hi Sonny Lee! I almost played the THIRD Elvis: Tortelvis (in Dread Zeppelin.) But you have to draw the line somewhere... lol.

Van3t
Van3t

Thanks for the MoWest shout out! Very cool cover of The Night by Lene Lovich! I heard Overkill the other night on the way home and I finally realized how great the song was even though I always liked it. I guess events in our life can magnify what songs mean to you at a particular time in your life. The song has been in my head since and then I hear it on your show. Awesome!

Johnny Switchblade

Thanks Van3t! Yeah, your MoWest show led to one thing, then another, as is often the case with music, so thanks are definitely in order. :) "Overkill": it is brilliant, isn't it? And what a lovely guitar solo in the middle, too. The only way I could sing as high as Colin Hay does there would be if someone were to roll a piano over my foot while I was singing... lol.

Johnny Switchblade

Cheers Mark! I really appreciate your comments. :) I forgot to mention on the show, when you hear that sax at the end of the Lovich tune -- it's her playing sax! That's her instrument. As for Slipper -- you nailed it. They manage to be spooky and funny simultaneously...