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Song ID: Bill Nelson – “Acceleration” (1983)

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010


In 1982, a shortlived Salt Lake City radio station called Super 107 (KABE-FM) took its cues from KROQ in Los Angeles and aired mostly new wave ear candy. It always felt kinda secret, which is probably why it folded within a year. Modern/alternative radio would soon recover and eventually thrive in SLC, an area that’s perhaps clung to the ‘80s like no other. This song by Bill Nelson, the Be Bop Deluxe frontman gone solo, reminds me of those happy 107 days, though, when it all really did feel like forward motion.

Bill Nelson – “Acceleration” (1983)

Song ID: Deviny James – “Blue, Blue Denim” (1959)

Friday, September 25th, 2009


Deviny James was an alias for Jim Pewter, who became better known by his given name as a DJ on KMET-LA and later Armed Forces Radio. “Blue, Blue Denim” – a title that likely aided in endearing him to Gene Vincent, with whom he later collaborated – came out on the Beta label as the flipside to “Little Girl” in 1959. Check out the scorching guitar solo by session ace Larry Hulley and the disembodied backup voices on loan from the house on haunted hill. Thanks to Jerry Richards for this one.

Deviny James – “Blue, Blue Denim”

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