Lenny Kaye sits in

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Lenny Kaye, guitarist and compiler of the seminal anthology of Sixties’ garage-rock, Nuggets, sits in with two hours of his favourite tracks.

He’s been a guitarist for poet-rocker Patti Smith since her band’s inception more than forty years ago, and over the years he has worked in the studio with such artists as Suzanne Vega, Jim Carroll, Soul Asylum, Kristen Hersh, and Allen Ginsberg.

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Julian Cope sits in


Art-rocker Julian Cope takes you on a ’60s psychedelic sojourn through his record collection—including tracks by Soft Machine, Silver Apples, and The 13th Floor Elevators!

Through the Teardrop Explodes and his later solo material, Cope brought neo-psychedelic music to a new generation. In this show he shows how his love of psychedelic music was formed through artists such as Kim Fowley, The Electric Prunes, The MC5, and Red Crayola.

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The Hard Stuff #22

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Summer’s here and the time is right for some righteous rock’n’roll! Crank up your boombox and blast the monster sounds of...

– Playlist –

THE THIRD POWER – Gettin’ Together
HOUSE OF LILLY – Turn Around
ARMADA – Cry
THE LEGENDS – Fever Games
SOUND MACHINE – Women
DOCTOR DOWNTRIP – Walking in the Desert
GALLERY – The Problem
SOLID GROUND – Tell Me
CEREBRUM – Time’s Door
TRIANGLE – Golden Screen
A BOLHA – Sem Nada
TASTE – Blister on the Moon
THE VOLT RUSH BAND – Love to You
GLASS SUN – Silence of the Morning

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The Hard Stuff #21

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Greetings, friends! Welcome back to The Hard Stuff—your favorite spot on the dial for vintage hard-rock obscurities! Tonight, soak in the heavy sounds of...

– Playlist –

THE ACE KEFFORD STAND - Gravy Booby Jamm
BRAINBOX - Amsterdam, The First Days
EARTH & FIRE - Lost Forever
THE PRETTY - Mustache in Your Face
ASTAROTH - Salanispiritus
JUST WE - Somethin’ Like It
LUKE & THE APOSTLES - Not Far Off
MESSAGE - Smile
AFTER LIFE - Into the Fire
FABLE - See My Face
MATERNAL JOY - Fat
ARCHIBALD - Passing Thoughts
FAT BRUCE - Nest in a Fallen Tree
MAX - Run Run

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Ten Years!!!

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This month marks TEN YEARS of podcasting here at Sonic Daydream. Woo-hoo!

That said, I must admit that 44 podcasts over the course of 10 years is a bit underwhelming—I wish I could’ve done three times as many—but hey, I aim for quality, not quantity.

If the stats on my file server are to be believed, there’s been over 82,000 downloads of Sonic Daydream podcasts by people in over 100 countries around the world!

On this momentous occasion, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank the small group of loyal listeners who regularly take time to post comments sharing their excitement about the music and offering kind words. Hearing from you folks is the best reward I can imagine for my efforts here. My love of discovering and sharing the lesser-heard sounds of rock’n’roll history is motivation enough for me, but hearing from people out there who also have excitement for this music is the cherry on top!

What’s next, you wonder? Probably a few more episodes of The Hard Stuff, as I still have a stack of tasty hard-rock tracks that I want to share, and then it’ll be time to change things up again. I’m currently deciding whether to revisit a genre previously explored or to jump into something completely new. Stay tuned...

Yours in Rock,
—Tom D.

The Hard Stuff #20

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Greetings, music lovers! Join us again as we travel back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth... And rock’n’roll was loud, hairy, and heavy! Get down to the monstrous sounds of...

– Playlist –

DOCDAIL - Aere Perennius
HARD ROAD - Pain in My Heart
ARROGANCE - Black Death
THE AYNSLEY DUNBAR RETALIATION - Warning
PAX - Dark Rose
OLD LUMBER - The Water Sprite
THE UNDERBEATS - Darkness
LITTLE SAMMY GAHA - Heavy Head
VISCOUNT - Groupie
WRITING ON THE WALL - Lucifer Corpus
FIRE - If You’re Alone Tonight
TNS - Time’s Up
XARHANGA - Acid Nightmare
SEOMPI - Lay on the Floor

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