Route 78 West 7/03/2011 back
Show #522 Plastic Jesus


 track  artist, song-label, format

Blue Sky Boys - God Is Still On the Throne
Wade Mainer- What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul (1936 Charlotte)
Wanda Jackson - Please Help Me I'm Falling
Paul Newman - Plastic Jesus (Cool Hand Luke)
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Ry Cooder - Rally Round the Flag
Norman Blake - Uncle Sam
Gillian Welch - The Way the Whole Thing Ends (for Yolanda)
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Danny O'Keefe - I'm Sober Now
Whiskeytown - 16 Days (demo)
Fotheringay - Ballad of Ned Kelly (for Conor)
Byrds 5-D
Rchmond Fontaine - Northline
Neil Young - Lost In Space
Bruce Springsteen - Sandy (April 1974 Boston)
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Led Zeppelin - Feel So Bad. Fixin' to Die, That's All Right (for Isaac)
Rolling Stones - Poor Boy (outtake)
Flaming Lips - Plastic Jesus
Jesse Sykes - Come To Mary (for Cousin Steve)
Jesse Sykes - Time For Recovery
Gillian Welch - The Way It Will Be
the Fugs - Queen of the Nile
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Jeff Beck Group - Beck's Bolero
Los Robbins - Copan Galel (for Ed)
The Irridescents - Bali H'ai (for Pete)
Los Belkins - Sentimientos
The Chevelles- Riptide
Siluetler - Kasik Havasi
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Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women (outtake)
Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone


Interspersed and intersticed, laced with text-to-speech synthesis samples, this show is dedicated to the plastic manufacturing companies that have produced dash-board talismen that have safely guarded drivers for almost a century. "I don't care if it rains or freezes, as long as I have my Plastic Jesus..."