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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Music is the Doctor 2016 #4 Keep the Customer Satisfied!

All the songs on this week's Music is the Doctor were released on albums (though one is from an EP) during the month of January spanning five decades. The Playlist is loaded with great tunes because we know how to Keep the Customer Satisfied!

On the Playlist
Keep the Customer Satisfied - Simon & Garfunkel
Taken from the album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Released on this day in 1970. It was also on the B-Side of the single Bridge Over Troubled Water, also released on this day in 1970.

Pain in My Heart - Otis Redding
The title track to the debut album (released 1st January 1964) from one of the great Soul Legends. It was also released as his 5th Single back in 1963.

Goin' Back - The Byrds
From The Notorious Byrd Brothers album (released 3rd January 1968).

Take It As It Comes - The Doors
Taken from the Debut Elektra Records album The Doors (released 4th January 1967).

Growin' Up - Bruce Springsteen
This is a live version from the Working on a Dream Tour of one of the classic songs on Springsteen's Debut Greetings From Asbury Park NJ. A song that was covered by David Bowie (he also covered It's Hard to be a Saint in the City from the same album) The album was released 5th January 1973.

Accidents Will Happen - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Taken from the 3rd album 'Armed Forces'. The first album to credit The Attractions. The album contained his biggest hit 'Oliver's Army' (reached #2 in the UK) and this one which only managed to make it to #28. Armed Forces was released 5th January 1979.

Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson
Released the same day as Armed Forces in 1979 as part of Jackson's Debut album for A&M, Look Sharp! It only made it to #40 in the UK but #20 in the US. The single Is She Really Going Out With Him? was a #13 hit in the UK and #21 in the US.

Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Paranoid album had been out in the UK since October 1970 but was delayed for American release until 7th January 1971. It was #1 album in the UK and surprisingly made it to #12 in the US without much radio airplay. The single was huge in the UK reaching #4.

Creep - The Pretenders
The cover of the only decent song by Radiohead appeared on the Pirate Radio Box Set that was released 9th January 2006.

Suzy is a Headbanger - Ramones
From their 2nd album Leave Home that was released 10th January 1977 on Sire Records.

Get It While You Can - Janis Joplin
Was on the 2nd and final Solo album Pearl by Janis Joplin that was released after her death. The album was released 11th January 1971.

I Can't Quit You Baby - Led Zeppelin
From the self titled debut album that was released on 12th January 1969. The Willie Dixon song is one of my favourite Blues tunes.

Sound and Vision - David Bowie
One of the two singles plucked from the 1977 Low (14th January release) album that was recorded in Berlin with Brian Eno.

Stargazer - Siouxsie and the Banshees
From the final Banshees album The Rapture, released 17th January 1995.

A Soft Place To Land - Kathleen Edwards
Taken from Voyageur, released 17th January 2012.

The Wheel - Roseanne Cash
Title track from her 19th January 1993 album release.

Miss Amanda Jones - Rolling Stones
From their fifth album Between the Buttons (released 20th January 1967).

Silence - Slick Shoes
From the Debut Slick Shoes EP released 21st January 1997.

Ghost Towns Along The Highway - John Mellencamp
Released 23rd January 2007 on Universal Republic, Freedom's Road was Mellencamp's 19th Studio Album.

Night of the Cadillacs - Generation X
Album number two from Generation X, Valley of the Dolls was released on this day in 1979. King Rocker was the big hit (#11) from the album that was produced by Ian Hunter.

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