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So Old It’s New

This is Bald Boy. I host a classic rock album cuts show — So Old It’s New — on 102.7 Sound FM Radio, airing 8-10 pm Mondays. 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.

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On Saturdays from 7:00am to 9:00am 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 Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET R.E.M., Radio Song . . . Fun ditty spoofing radio was the fourth single from Out of Time, the band’s blockbuster 1991 album that featured the big hit single Losing My Religion. Radio Song was a minor hit everywhere and did make No. 5 in Ireland. The ‘hey hey hey’ refrain, as I remember it, … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET
All AC/DC So Old It’s New ‘2’ set list for Saturday, Oct. 1/22 – on air 7-9 am ET Are You Ready (Brian Johnson vocals) For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (Johnson) If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) (Bon Scott vocals) Bad Boy Boogie (Scott) Whole Lotta Rosie (Scott) What Do You Do For Money Honey (Johnson) Soul Stripper (Scott) Let’s Get It Up (Johnson) Go Down (Scott) Givin The Dog … Continue reading All AC/DC So Old It’s New ‘2’ set list for Saturday, Oct. 1/22 – on air 7-9 am ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET The Rolling Stones, Sparks Will Fly . . . One of those latter day Stones’ songs, from 1994’s Voodoo Lounge album, that perhaps is known only to aficionados of the band but, in another time, might have been a hit single. The whole album is arguably that way. Guitar World magazine, in a retrospective 2014 … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET
So Old It’s New “2” set list for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 – on air 7-9 am ET Murray McLauchlan, Hard Rock Town . . . not the hardest rocking tune, but appropriate to introduce the rest of this week’s ‘wake up the neighbors’ hard rocking show. I plan to get back to full commentaries for this new Saturday show (in addition to my 8-10 pm ET Monday show), next week.  Judas Priest, … Continue reading So Old It’s New “2” set list for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 – on air 7-9 am ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET Keith Richards, Whip It Up . . . From Richards’ first solo album, Talk Is Cheap, 1988. Solo albums were something Richards previously had said he didn’t want or need to make because he could fulfull his creativity within The Rolling Stones. But, as is well-documented, by the 1980s the relationship between him and Mick … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET Stray, Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before . . . Yeah, like last Monday evening, I was here before, playing tunes. OK, I stole the line from a Star Trek The Next Generation episode. Cause and Effect, where the Enterprise crew is caught in a time loop and keeps repeating the same scenario during which … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET Chilliwack, Are You With Me . . . Not too many studio recordings I can think of, off the top of my head, anyway, that start with a drum solo. This one’s by the late guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Brian MacLeod, who sadly died age 39 of brain cancer. MacLeod, who later formed the band Headpins, played drums, … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET 54-40, Music Man . . . My kind of tune, funky, nice bass line, wah wah guitar. From 1992’s Dear Dear album, which got me into 54-40 via the hit singles She-La and Nice To Luv You. Music Man was also a single, but didn’t do as well. Hence, it’s a deep cut, for my … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET The Rolling Stones, Hold On To Your Hat . . . I can’t remember what song it was, not this one, but I recall reading a review of a Rolling Stones’ album once, about a particular track, and it was described as “a typical Stones’ belter.” Anyway, Hold On To Your Hat, from the Steel … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET
So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET Triumph, Street Fighter/Street Fighter Reprise . . . Two-part rocker that transitions into a softer, then back to rock reprise piece at the 3:35 mark. It’s from the self-titled debut album in 1976, later re-released on CD with a different cover and re-titled In The Beginning. The Rolling Stones, Who’s Driving Your Plane? . . … Continue reading So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 – on air 8-10 pm ET

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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.