Bruce Rave on WSUM’s Anniversary Celebration

I have student radio at the University of Wisconsin to thank for a music business career that I’ve been very fortunate to have. Over the past 15 years, I’ve remained involved with WSUM in any way I can, whether it’s been doing guest shows, consulting on different levels, or making a donation every now and then. Getting to know the students is one of the best parts. Their passion is off the charts, and many go on to careers in the entertainment field. The station invited me to take part in the 10th anniversary of their getting an FM frequency in Madison. Consider my arm having been twisted. Thanks to this experience as a student, I was hired by Capitol Records and was able to sign some cool bands that went on to do real well. This show combined stories and songs from my deep, dark past along with many of my current tracks. Hourly links are just below. Enjoy!

Hour 1

Hour 2

The Knack – Good Girls Don’t (Proof The Knack was NOT a one-hit wonder)
The Knack – Come A Little Bit Closer (They loved to play covers)
The Walkmen – Heartbreaker (My fave track on their latest album)
Weird Al Yankovic – My Balogna (His first ‘hit’)
The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag (Cool current track)
The Church – The Unguarded Moment (First US single)
Iggy Pop and Bethany Cosentino – Let’s Boot and Rally (Song from “True Blood”)
Crocodiles – Endless Flowers (Title track would be great next single)
The Grates – Turn Me On (Song deserves a good shot in US)
The Motels – Who Could Resist That Face (Strong track from recent “Acopalypso” reissue)
Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros – Dear Believer (My fave for their next single)
Silversun Pickups – The Pit (Album track getting best reaction besides the single)
Kraftwerk – The Model (Who knew they’d be THIS influential?)
The Wombats – Anti-D (Very personal song for lead singer Murph)
Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice (Side project for Spoon’s Britt Daniel)
Passion Pit – Take A Walk (Playing Lollapalooza next month)
Bloc Party – Octopus (Another Lolla band)
The Temper Trap – London’s Burning (Track on new albumwith most edge )
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur (A fave of their fans from “Rio” album)
Duran Duran – Runaway Runaway (“All You Need Is Now” best album since “Rio”)
Fidlar – Got No Money (LA party punk band starting to blow up around the world)
Missing Persons – Words (The song that got them signed to Capitol)
Jaill – Waste A Lot of Things (Milwaukee band)
Howler – Back Of Your Neck (Minneapolis band has blown up in the UK)
Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive (Song originally written for Michael Jackson)
Thomas Dolby – Spice Train (From last year’s “Map of the Floating City”)
Hot Chip – Night and Day (Single from “In Our Heads”)
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast (Band now bigger than ever on the road)

 


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