Monday, April 7, 2014

Bodega Pop Live | Lucky 13

In a world where the average album is 10–12 songs, the 13th track exists somewhere between afterthought and after-party. Baker's dozenth cuts run the gamut from Sgt. Pepper's show-stopping "A Day in the Life" to Nevermind's hidden (when even available) "Endless, Nameless." 

Most, however, fall somewhere in between: Exile on Main Street's lazily ethereal "I Just Want to See His Face," say, or Fear of a Black Planet's awesomely funked-up but never-quite-top-of-mind "Revolutionary Generation" (squeezed as it is between the title track and the Flavor Flav vehicle "Can't Do Nuttin' for Ya Man").

On Wednesday, April 9, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio devoted its 13th broadcast to songs and instrumentals from Argentina to Zimbabwe that share one thing in common: Their makers or compilers positioned them right after whatever came twelfth.

Listen to the show in the archives now

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