Yesterday, TV on the Radio debuted “Happy Idiot”, the first track from their forthcoming album Seeds, which is being released in November. Even though the band released a couple of new songs last year (“Mercy” and “Million Miles”) neither of those songs will appear on the new record, their first album since 2011.
Check out the lyrics video for “Happy Idiot” and the full tracklisting for Seeds below…
This week’s edition of “Uncommon Oldies” takes us to radio station WKNR, Keener 13, in Detroit/Dearborn, Michigan.
My survey artists got their first job playing at Disneyland. Despite the lead singer being the son of a famous comedian, nobody at Disneyland knew of his heritage. The entertainment director simply liked what he saw and heard, and he hired them on the spot.
In the summer of 1964, the group was discovered by producer Snuff Garrett. Their first 7 songs were top ten hits and their very first song, “This Diamond Ring”, went all the way to #1.
This week’s edition of “Uncommon Oldies” takes us to radio station KILT 1610, January of 1967, in Houston, Texas.
My survey group of the week was from South Texas. The Playboys Of Edinburg started out playing for schoolmates in high school. Their early influences were The Ventures and Duane Eddy, and after 1964 they loved The Beatles, The Byrds, The Hollies, The Yardbirds, and even Moby Grape.