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01-25-08 Footnotes
Show 113: Food and Music with Anthony Bourdain
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1 The Rolling Stones made headlines this week after inking an exclusive recording deal with Universal Music. This has prompted speculation that the Stones are planning to leave longtime label EMI, which is restructuring under new ownership. This would be one of many big name acts rumored to be headed for the hills, including Coldplay and Robbie Williams. Paul McCartney and Radiohead have already fled, and the potential loss of the Stones catalog could cost EMI over $6 million. New CEO Guy Hands refuses to express concern, but Jim and Greg predict that the music industry may come down from the 6 major labels it had at the turn of the century, to only 3.

2 Singer/songwriter John Stewart passed away earlier this week at the age of 68. Stewart penned the Monkees’ classic tune “Daydream Believer,” but many listeners may not know about the huge song catalog he left behind. He recorded nearly four dozen solo albums and helped to create what we now know as “Americana.” In addition to influencing artists like Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Roseanne Cash, he was idolized by Lindsay Buckingham, the Fleetwood Mac member who teamed up with him and Stevie Nicks for Stewart’s hit single “Gold.”

3 Many people know Anthony Bourdain from his many books, his TV show “No Reservations”, and his successful restaurant Les Halles. But, you may not know that he’s a die-hard rock and roll fan. Bourdain recently chronicled his punk past in the Spin essay “Eat to the Beat,” and when he was in town on a book tour, Jim and Greg invited him into the studio to talk turkey (and rock).

4 Anthony, or Tony as he likes to be called, explained to Jim and Greg that there are a lot of connections between members of the food world and the music world, the first of which is simply the hours. Both subcultures are nocturnal pleasure-seekers who often frequent the same greasy spoons and the same dive bars. But on a more cerebral level, music geeks and foodies are both obsessed, both opinionated, and both hate Billy Joel. Tony explains that when he’s serving up grub to guests he prefers the tunes of Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, and even Connie Francis.

5 During this episode we also hear from other music-loving chefs from around the country including:

Wesley Genovart of Degustation in New York

Doug Sohn of Hot Doug’s in Chicago

Brenda Langton of Spoon River and Café Brenda in Minneapolis

Craig Serbousek of Crow and Bette in Seattle

Graham Elliot Bowles of Avenues in Chicago

5 To cap off this show, Jim and Greg run through their favorite culinary-inspired songs. All of them are either about food, inspired by food, or simply name foods, and all of them certainly rock.

Neil Young, “Cinnamon Girl
Captain Beefheart, “Ice Cream and Crow
Bow Wow Wow, “I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix)

Tony Joe White, “Polk Salad Annie
Prince, “Starfish and Coffee
Van Morrison, “Tupelo Honey

Songs Featured in Show #113

The Rolling Stones, “Shattered,” Some Girls, 1978
The Monkees, “Daydream Believer,” The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees, 1968
John Stewart, “Gold,” Bombs Away Dream Babies, 1979
Funkadelic, “Fish, Chips & Sweat,” Music for Your Mother, 1993
The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967
Richard Hell and the Voidoids, “Walking on the Water,” Blank Generation, 1977
Johnny Thunders, “Chinese Rocks,” LAMF Revisited, 1979
Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly,” Superfly, 1972
The Ramones, “Beat on the Brat,” The Ramones, 1978
Roy Budd, “Main Theme (Carter Takes a Train),” Get Carter, 1971
Serge Gainsbourg, “Bonnie and Clyde,” Bonnie and Clyde, 1968
Brian Eno, “2/1,” Ambient 1: Music for Airports, 1979
George Winston, “Cloudburst,” Plains, 1999
Edith Piaf, “Padam…Padam,” At the Paris Olympia, 1982
Dead Boys, “I Need Lunch,” Young, Loud & Snotty, 1977
Billy Joel, “The Entertainer,” Streetlife Serenade, 1974
The Stooges, “Down on the Street,” Funhouse, 1970
Roy Budd, “Plaything,” Get Carter, 1971
Devo, “Slap Your Mammy,” Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, 1994
MRK1, “Sensei Skank,” Planet Mu, 2007
Mum, “Guilty Rocks,” Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy, 2007
The Good, the Bad & the Queen, “Northern Whale,” The Good, the Bad & the Queen, 2007
Blondie, “Eat to the Beat,” Eat to the Beat, 1979
The Boys, “Food Glorious Food,” Oliver! Original Broadway Cast, 1967
Tony Joe White, “Polk Salad Annie” Black and White, 1969
Neil Young, “Cinnamon Girl,” Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969
Prince, “Starfish and Coffee,” Sign ‘O’ The Times, 1987
Captain Beefheart, “Ice Cream For Crow” Ice Cream For Crow, 1982
Van Morrison, “Tupelo Honey,” Tupelo Honey, 1971
Bow Wow Wow, “I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix),” Marie Antoinette Soundtrack, 2006
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, “Get off the Phone,” LAMF Revisted, 1979
Wayne Cochran, “Last Kiss,” Hot Rod Hop, 2000
David Bowie, “Queen Bitch,” Hunky Dory, 1971
The Smiths, “Handsome Devil,” Hand in Glove, 1983
Velvet Underground, “What Goes On,” Velvet Underground, 1969
Genesis, “Watcher of the Skies,” Foxtrot, 1972

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