Summer’s Missing Something

3 Sep


Hard to believe but we have once again come to that point in the summer where things need to wind down to a finish, whether we are talking about racing at the Spa or merely the little patch of radio space that we get to occupy for several weeks a summer. We signed off with some bonus radio though, an extra hour, which helped take some of the sting out of the inevitable. That sting was felt more accutely this year by the fact that for the first time in many a year, the Reducers would not be closing out summer with their annual show at Ocean Beach Park in New London. And even though it has been several years since we actually attended a beach show, it was never off our extended to do list. So we took that fact as a bit of inspiration for the playlist this evening, as well as the fact that the show coincided with the 53rd wedding anniversary of my parents. Playlist is below and the podcast has been uploaded. When next we “grace” the airwaves of WSPN is uncertain, but you’ll know about it here first.


Yeah, Yeah~The Reducers (opening theme)

In the Midnight Hour~The Jam
99 and 1/2 Won’t Do~The Reducers
She Does it Right~Dr. Feelgood
Twenty Yards Behind~Dr. Feelgood
Talking About You~Dr. Feelgood
Daddy Rolling Stone~The Who
Long Tall Sally~The Kinks
It Comes to Me Naturally~Sarah Borges and Broken Singles
I Feel So Good~NRBQ
Signed Sealed Delivered, I’m Yours~Stevie Wonder
Wade in the Water~Booker T. & MG’s

Call Me Lightning~The Who
Here Comes My Man~Gaslight Anthem
Complete Control~The Clash
So Civilized~The Reducers
Suspect Device~Stiff Little Fingers
Going Underground~The Jam
What Do I Get?~Buzzcocks

Autumn Serenade~Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Wonderful, Wonderful~Johnny Mathis
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love~Artie Shaw Orchestra
Do Do Do~Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
String of Pearls~Glen Miller Orchestra
Old Cape Cod~Patti Page
Summer’s Gone~Beach Boys
While I Still Have Thee~Teenage Fanclub
Starry Eyes~The Records

Society Girl~Cartoons
Better Homes & Gardens~The Reducers
Geraldine I Need Money~Classic Ruins
You Dirty Rat~Letters to Cleo
Pure and Easy~The Who
Pure and Easy~Neighborhoods
Back of My Hand (I got your number)~The Jags

September Gurls~Big Star
Write Back~The dB’s
If I Wanted Someone~Dawes
Places I Left Behind~Deep Dark Woods
No One Called You a Failure~Kamikaze Hearts
7 and 7 Is~Love
I Like to Keep Myself in Pain~Kelly Hogan

*Don’t Mind Rockin Tonight~Reducers
*Cruise to Nowhere~Reducers
*Wild Wild Women~Reducers
*Everyone’s a Winner~Reducers
*Nothing Cool About That~Reducers
*Can’t Hardly Wait~Reducers

*recorded live from Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT. 9.8.00

Coming Home to You Baby~Fleshtones (closing theme)

Fickle Finger of Fate~HEAP


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