Program #2081

It's pop songs, New Sounds-style on tonight's program. Host John Schaefer features fractured reinventions of tunes you know, and may even love, by accordion master Guy Klucevsek (covering Burt Bacharach's "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"); Brave Combo (a polka-tinged rendering of Gade/Blooms's "Jealousy"); guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel (George Harrison's "Something"); Josh Roseman Unit (Nirvana's Smells Like teen Spirit); and guitarist Tony Trischka (indulging in the Grateful Dead's timeless hit "Truckin'").

PROGRAM # 2081, Popular Songs, New Sounds Style (First aired on October 8, 2002)





Tony Trischka

New Sounds Live, New York Guitar Festival, 9-19-02, Merkin Hall

Grateful Dead: Truckin' [2:30]

Not commercially available. His website is

Nora York & Ensemble

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall 4-11-02

Stephen Foster: Beautiful Dreamer / Jimi Hendrix: Can You See me [8:00]

Not commercially available, but visit her website:

Wolfgang Muthspiel

New Sounds Live, New York Guitar Festival, 9-26-02, Merkin Hall

George Harrison: Something [8:00]

Not commercially available. Wolfgang's website is

Brave Combo

A Night On Earth

Gade/Blooms: Jealousy [3:30]

Rounder #9029**

Guy Klucevsek

Altered Landscapes

Burt Bacharach: Raindrops Keep Falling On My (Wives And Lovers) Head [4:30]

Evva#33011. Out of Print

Josh Roseman Unit


Nirvana: Smells Like teen Spirit [5:00]

Knitting Factory #303**

Bang On A Can All-Stars

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall 4-11-02

Nirvana: Lithium [5:00]

Not commercially available. More info at

Unsung String Duo

Live, WNYC 5-3-95

Doctrine of Denial [6:00]

Not commercially available.

Either Orchestra

The Half-Life of Desire

King Crimson: Red [7:00]

Accurate #3242.**

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