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So Old It’s New

(B&W photo of Karlo Berkovich)This is Bald Boy. I host a classic rock album cuts show — So Old It’s New. The show’s premise: Old bands, old tracks, old bands, their new tracks if they’re still releasing music. Mostly 1960s and 70s stuff, the era in which I grew up. But I’ll go with 80s, 90s, 2000s as well – Guns ‘N Roses, The Cult, Wolfmother, REM, you name it.  Prog and (70s) punk, too. Or whatever else strikes my fancy.

And I’ll play the occasional single you likely have not heard on commercial rock radio in many a moon, which is what prompted this show – my frustration with commercial rock radio not going beyond the same repetitive fare from the Stones, Zep, Purple and the like.

So with me, you’ll get the Stones’ Fingerprint File, not Start Me Up. You’ll get Zep’s Achilles Last Stand, not Stairway To Heaven.  I publish all my set lists here and also on Facebook (search for Bald Boy) and Twitter (Karlo Berkovich), including song clips.

So Old It’s New currently airs on CKMS-FM on Mondays from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

So Old It’s New #2

On Saturdays from 8:00am to 10:00am Bald Boy plays the music that didn’t fit in the Monday timeslot! Full album plays, metal and hard rock, or going full bore with a reggae show, or a punk rock/new wave show…

Recent Episodes

So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, May 18, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET An album replay show with a little twist. I’m using Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells (the 1973 original, he’s done several sequels) as wrapping paper around Pink Floyd’s 1971 album Meddle, with the full Shine On You Crazy Diamond suite from Floyd’s 1975 release Wish You Were Here tacked on to the end of Meddle to … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, May 18, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, May 13, 2024 My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list. 1. Deep Purple, Flight Of The Rat 2. Golden Earring, Big Tree, Blue Sea 3. Love, She Comes In Colors 4. Robert Plant, Fat Lip 5. Midnight Oil, The Real Thing 6. Bruce Springsteen, Candy’s Room 7. Blue Oyster Cult, Then Came The Last Days Of May 8. … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, May 13, 2024
So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, May 11, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET I was originally going to do a full Stones’ solo set but quickly realized that it would become mostly a Mick Jagger-Keith Richards-Ron Wood show, with some dips into Charlie Watts’ jazz excursions, and I actually had such a set in the works, including solo material from former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor and bassist Bill … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, May 11, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, May 6, 2024 I did a box set show last Monday, April 29 so this is box set show 2, from collections I own that I didn’t touch on last week. Still a few boxes left unmined, so I may do a 3rd such show next week, or sometime soon. My full track-by-track tales follow the list below. … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, May 6, 2024
So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, May 4, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list. 1. Teenage Head, Disgusteen 2. Ian Dury, Wake Up And Make Love With Me 3. Graham Parker & The Rumour, Saturday Nite Is Dead 4. Elvis Costello, I’m Not Angry 5. The Clash, Brand New Cadillac 6. Blondie, Accidents Never Happen 7. The Cars, You Can’t Hold On … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, May 4, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 29, 2024 A box set show selected from some of the many such collections I own. Song clips follow my full track-by-track tales, after the list below. 1. Aerosmith, Rattlesnake Shake (live radio broadcast WKRQ Cincinnati, 1971) . . . from Pandora’s Box. 2. Whitford/St. Holmes, Sharpshooter . . . from Pandora’s Box/Whitford St. Holmes album, 1981. … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 29, 2024
So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, April 27, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list. 1. R.E.M., The Wake-Up Bomb 2. ZZ Top, Bedroom Thang 3. Talking Heads, Popsicle 4. Midnight Oil, No Time For Games 5. Roxy Music, Beauty Queen 6. Judas Priest, Never Satisfied 7. Joe Jackson, We Can’t Live Together 8. The Stone Roses, Love Spreads 9. The Rolling Stones, … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, April 27, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 22, 2024 A tribute set to guitarist/singer/songwriter Dickey Betts of The Allmans Brothers Band fame, who died last Thursday, April 18, at age 80. All songs written and/or sung by Betts, credited as Richard Betts on his first solo album, 1974’s Highway Call. My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list. 1. The Dickey Betts Band, Rock Bottom … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 22, 2024
So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, April 20, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list. 1. David Bowie, Station To Station 2. Deep Purple, Fools 3. Janis Joplin, Move Over 4. The Rolling Stones, Down The Road Apiece 5. ZZ Top, Manic Mechanic 6. Humble Pie, Earth And Water Song 7. David + David, Being Alone Together 8. Styx, Miss America 9. Pearl … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, April 20, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 15, 2024 My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list. 1. FM, Black Noise 2. Nash The Slash, In A Glass Eye 3. BB Gabor, Simulated Groove 4. The Rolling Stones, Hot Stuff 5. Sly & The Family Stone, In Time 6. Isaac Hayes, Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic 7. Curtis Mayfield, Get Down 8. Peter Tosh, Downpressor Man 9. Black Uhuru, … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 15, 2024

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So Old It’s New

Classic rock album tracks (mostly 60s and 70s stuff-Beatles, Stones, Tull, Purple, Who, Zep, Cream, Pink Floyd, etc. etc.). Show theme: Old bands, old tracks, old bands, new tracks if they’re still releasing music. If you want to hear, say, Jumping Jack Flash by the Stones, you won’t. But if you want to hear something like Jigsaw Puzzle or Shine a Light by the Stones, this is the place to be. That’s what got me doing the show in the first place – my annoyance with hearing the same (albeit great) old tracks by these bands on commercial rock radio playlists when there is so much more to their respective catalogues. So I dig deeper into the grooves of the albums those of us who grew up on 60s and 70s rock grew up on. I throw in some blues on occasion and late 70s early 80s punk/new wave (early Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker, Clash (generally London Calling to Combat Rock period), heck, Flash and the Pan, etc.). And I’m not averse to throwing in heavier fare like AC/DC, Judas Priest etc. But the foundation of the show is the blues-based rock of the 60s and 70s.