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Sound Opinions Christmas Spectacular

Holiday music collector Andy Cirzan joins Jim and Greg every Christmas to share his new batch of seasonal tunes. By day, he runs Jam Productions in Chicago, but by night, he searches through record stores, dustbins and basements to find gems for his annual compilation. He shares a few of his favorites during this episode and, as a special bonus, is sharing his mix with Sound Opinions listeners.

Download the 2010 compilation: Yowls & Yodels from the Yule Vortex…further adventures in holiday obscura. This free digital download will be available from December 17, 2010 to January 1, 2011.

Go to episode 264
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“Viet Nam War Blues”Oblivians

Memphis garage rockers Oblivians recently released their first record in fifteen years, Desperation. Greg's had it on heavy rotation along with the group's post-punk-inspired back catalogue. With two guitars, two chords, and a stripped down drum kit, Greg says Oblivians married punk's“last moment on earth intensity”with Memphis's rock ‘n’ roll tradition. He chooses "Viet Nam War Blues" off the band's 1995 debut album Soul Food for his Desert Island Jukebox pick. It's a Lightnin' Hopkins cover about a mother whose son goes off to war. Whereas Hopkins brings a jazzy, poetic sensibility to the track, Greg says Oblivians bring rage.

Go to episode 397