To ring in the New Year, we begin the show with a set of classic funk songs all about “new beginnings”, including odes to fresh starts by Sly Stone, his sister Rose, The Isley Brothers, and Stargard. We also explore where 1980s / 90s “Baggy Music” (aka Madchester Music) intersected with funk: for instance, The Soup Dragons with Bootsy Collins, and Happy Mondays with the Tom Tom Club. The new music ferry ships in with sonic arrivals by Chromatics, Rick Wade, Earthboogie, Cassowary, and FSQ favorites, Social Lovers. As with every FSQ show, you get music from Chuck Da Fonk’s 6 favorite all-time musical artists – do you know who they are? The Face Radio Governor Kurtis Powers tries to figure out the answer to this question live on air.
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