Podcast: Steel Belted Radio – Sept. 3, 2015 – Rheostatics Primer (rerun)

On the eve of the historic Rheostatics reunion shows going on this weekend in Toronto, a listen back to a show that was produced for their last (aborted) reunion. This show originally aired on December 6, 2012.

This is a show I’ve been thinking about doing since I started at UMFM, a beginners’ guide to Rheostatics. One of my favourite bands of all time, and a band that changed my life forever, Rheostatics albums don’t always jump out at new listeners – sometimes they’re a bit hard to get into. Tonight’s show culls some of the most amazing and accessible songs by one of Canada’s most legendary and respected bands.

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Artist – Title – Album

Rheostatics – The Ballad of Wendel Clark Parts I and II – Greatest Hits
Rheostatics – Ditch Pigs – Greatest Hits
Rheostatics – Record Body Count – Melville
Rheostatics – Horses – Melville
Rheostatics – Self Serve Gas Station – Whale Music
Rheostatics – King of the Past – Whale Music
Rheostatics – Take Me in your Hand – Introducing Happiness
Rheostatics – Me and Stupid – Introducing Happiness
Rheostatics – Seven – Music Inspired by the Group of Seven
Rheostatics – Bad Time to Be Poor – The Blue Hysteria
Rheostatics – The Royal Albert (Joey 2) – Double Live
Rheostatics – Song of Flight – Double Live
Rheostatics – Loving Arms (w/Sarah Harmer) – The Story of Harmelodia
Rheostatics – Easy to Be with You – The Story of Harmelodia
Rheostatics – Mumbletypeg – Night of the Shooting Stars
Rheostatics – P.I.N. – Night of the Shooting Stars
Rheostatics – Marginalized – 2067
Rheostatics – Stolen Car – The Nightlines Sessions
Rheostatics – R.D.A. – Green Sprouts Music Week 1993

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