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Art Gallery –

 The full palette is used on this soundboard featuring songs about Art.

We’ve turned our studios into an art gallery. Getting creative are 10cc, George Harrison, The Jam, Spoon, The Kinks, Japan, The Creation, and Morrissey.

Don’t forget to clean your brushes when you’re done!

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The Sixties -vol. 21 – (the final volume)-

We’ve saved the best for last as our popular soundboard series draws to a close.

This pod focuses on the year 1969 featuring songs from some of the biggest names in rock.
Music from Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Deep Purple, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Bob Seger System, and Joe Cocker.   Plus a grand finale to the decade from the group that had the biggest influence-The Beatles.

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Volume 21 is the last of ”The 60’s” series. See the Monthly Archives for previous episodes going all the way back to 2013!




Fresh Fruit Salad –

 Join PeeperD as he mixes up a tasty musical fruit salad for the ears!

Featuring songs from Poi Dog Pondering, UB40, The Smashing Pumpkins, Widespread Panic, Marcia Ball, Pure, Meat Puppets and The Presidents Of The United States of America.   Plus a classic from the 70s by Harry Nilsson.

Nutritious and delicious! Add this one to the menu for your next picnic or BBQ.


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Focus On: Wilco & Son Volt –

When alternative country band Uncle Tupelo broke up in 1994, two groups rose from the ashes. Jay Farrar, one of the band’s two singer/songwriters, went on to form Son Volt while his ex-partner Jeff Tweedy established Wilco with Tupelo’s remaining members. Although they debuted as a rough-and-tumble alt-country act, Wilco quickly evolved into a mature and eclectic indie rock ensemble.

Over the course of ten studio albums as well as numerous side projects, Wilco has become one of the most influential alternative-indie bands on the music scene today.

Meanwhile, Jay Farrar has pursued his vision of neo-traditional country music in a variety of ways. Starting with three albums recorded with the original line-up of his band Son Volt, Farrar has also released several solo albums and film soundtracks over the course of his career. Additionally, he’s collaborated with artists such as My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Varnaline’s Anders Parker and Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie.

Since he revived Son Volt in 2005, the line-up of the group has changed frequently. But Farrar’s musical vision and trademark vocals have been the one constant.  Over the course of five albums, he’s explored different styles including roots, blues, country and honky-tonk.

At first, the heavily publicized and acrimonious breakup of Uncle Tupelo left Farrar in a sort of competition with the more ambitious Wilco led by Tweedy. The fact that the offshoots’ first few albums came out concurrently seemed to heighten the sense of competition to fans and critics. But, as the two artists have meandered further into new and different directions over the years that sense of competition has become meaningless.

These two pods pick up the Wilco and Son Volt stories where last month’s Focus On left off. It contains selections from each of the band’s remaining studio albums.


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I’ll Take You There –

MisterMusic is back this month with another eclectic segment on PodCloud1.

Musical entries from sixties soul to modern indie fill out this pod.
Featuring Grizzly Bear, NoMbe,The Horrors,General Public, Luscious Jackson,
V Sparks, and Wilson Pickett.

If You Are Looking For Great Tunes,This Pod Will Take You There!


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70’s Deep Tracks vol 39 –

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These are forgotten tracks that will take you back to the days when FM radio was truly an art form. And, likely never be played on today’s preset definition of what is “Classic Rock”.

 70’s Deep Tracks – the return of album rock…Podcloud1 style!

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This edition of our popular soundboard series lightens things up a bit!
Music from Paul McCartney, Al Stewart, The Guess Who, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band,
Crosby, Stills,Nash & Young, and McGuinn,Hillman & Clark.
Plus a couple of lost classics from Hog Heaven and The Five Man Electrical Band.


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Satellites –


This soundboard is beaming from Earth’s thermosphere layer into the PodCloud1 studios.  It features songs about satellites.

Musical entries by Guster, Elton John, Lou Reed, Dave Matthews Band, Nine Inch Nails,
Tasmin Archer, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, Gang Of Four, and Elliott Smith
fill out this pod.


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Whodunnit  vol. 7 –


It’s the pod that challenges your musical knowledge.

Join host PeeperD as he spins songs not performed by the original artist. This edition features songs popularized in the 70s and 80s by artists like Jimmy Cliff, Ringo Starr,
The Cars, Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Style Council
and Cheap Trick.

See if you can figure out Whodunnit?


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The PeeperD Protocol –


Who says there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues?

PeeperD’s got the prescription for what ails you. Fresh sounds from alt-J and Strand Of Oaks.  Plus a new remix from the 30th anniversary deluxe re-issue of  U2’s  The Joshua Tree.  Classic tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Uncle Tupelo and The New Riders of The Purple Sage. And salute to the late Gregg Allman rounds out the set.
Background tracks from the new concept album by St. Etienne fill in the breaks.
PeeperD’s musical protocol is guaranteed to lift your spirits and raise your consciousness!

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Focus On: Uncle Tupelo –


Uncle Tupelo was one of the leaders of the alternative country movement of the late 80s and early 90s.
Their blend of punk and country music electrified audiences during their brief career. Although they only released four albums, Uncle Tupelo’s influence has been enormous.

The drama surrounding feuding songwriters Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy could be the subject of a Hollywood film. With fights both on-stage and off, it’s amazing the band survived as long as it did. Just at the edge of major-label success, Farrar decided to call it quits.
As both musicians formed solo bands, the sense of competition just increased.They each released their debut albums within a few months of each other. Although Son Volt won the first round, Wilco has gone on to be the bigger band.

Join host PeeperD for this extended edition of Focus On that examines the short-lived career of Uncle Tupelo and the splinter groups that resulted from its breakup-Wilco and Son Volt.

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Uncle Tupelo was an alternative country music group from Belleville, Illinois that was active between 1987 and 1994. Formed by Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heidorn, the trio recorded three albums for Rockville Records, before signing with Sire Records and expanding to a five-piece outfit.
Uncle Tupelo’s sound was unlike popular country music of the time, drawing inspiration from styles as diverse as the hardcore punk of The Minutemen and the country instrumentation and harmony of the Carter Family and Hank Williams. Farrar and Tweedy’s lyrics frequently referred to Middle America and the working class of Belleville.
Tensions between Farrar and Tweedy simmered throughout the band’s existence. Shortly after the release of the band’s major label debut album Anodyne, Farrar announced his decision to leave the band due to a soured relationship between the two songwriters. Uncle Tupelo split on May 1, 1994, after completing a farewell tour.
Although Uncle Tupelo broke up before it achieved commercial success, the band is renowned for its impact on the alternative country music scene. The group’s first album, No Depression, became a byword for the genre and was widely influential.
Following the breakup, Tweedy convinced the remaining members to join him in a new band called Wilco. Meanwhile, Farrar re-united with Heidorn and other musicians to form Son Volt. Because of the heavily publicized breakup between the founders of these two bands, critics and fans created a sort of imaginary competition.
The notion of this adversarial contest was furthered by their first few albums coming out within months of each other.
But while Wilco has slowly grown into a true band over the years, Son Volt has always been yet another vehicle for Jay Farrar to explore his creative muse.




July’s Nuggets –


MisterMusic has gathered some musical nuggets for you this month.

New tunes by Waxahatchie, Beeches, The Jungle Giants, Wolf Alice and The Money War.
Plus familiar favorites from Blur, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, and The Bongos.

It’s a Tasty Musical Treat!


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70’s  Deep Tracks – vol. 38 –


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These are forgotten tracks that will take you back to the days when FM radio was truly an art form. And, likely never be played on today’s preset definition of what is “Classic Rock”.

 70’s Deep Tracks – the return of album rock…Podcloud1 style!

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A great grab bag of music from the 70s featuring some of the biggest stars along with some lesser-known bands. Featuring Aerosmith, Sweet, Alice Cooper, Mott The Hoople and 10cc. Plus lost gems from Head East, The Motors, and Ironhorse.

This one has it all!


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Robots –


The robots are taking over PodCloud1 on this soundboard !

Various circuits are connected in the mix, including Weezer, Connie Francis,
The Buggles, The Flaming Lips, Styx, Flight of the Conchords, Fran Healy,
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and of course Robo-Germans Kraftwerk.
Plug your transistors into this mechanical mix…It’s only 34 of your human minutes!

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The 60’s vol. 20 –


As the decade draws to a close, the music just gets better and better!

This pod features songs from 1969 with Sly & The Family Stone, Grand Funk Railroad, The Box Tops, Simon & Garfunkel, Dusty Springfield,Edwin Starr, Nilsson, Smith and Tommy James & The Shondells.
Plus The Fifth Dimension perform one of the biggest songs of the 60s from the Broadway musical Hair!

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New Music, Old Friends –


It’s a pod of new music from old friends.

Join host PeeperD as he puts the needle down on new recordings by classic artists like Roger Waters, Todd Rundgren, Matthew Sweet, The Afghan Whigs, Ray Davies,
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, Robin Trower and Slowdive.

Plus background music from the deluxe edition of Paul Weller’s new album.
It’s brand new and classic at the same time! A time-traveling paradox of musical delights!

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Feeling It –


MisterMusic is back this month with a new segment.

He’s got some new music by Arcade Fire, The National, and Husky. Plus a few goodies he pulled from the PodCloud1 vault by Gerry Rafferty, Material Issue, Oasis, and Simple Minds.

You’ll be ‘Feeling It’ as this mix cascades from your speakers & headphones!

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Focus On: Kings of Leon –
Kings of Leon is an American alternative rock band that was formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999.

The band’s early sound was a blend of Southern and garage rock influences. Throughout the years it has gradually expanded to include a variety of styles resulting in a more alternative arena-rock sound. Over the course of almost two decades and seven studio albums, they have grown to become one of the biggest bands on the current music scene.

The group is a family affair comprised of brothers Caleb Followill on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Nathan on drums, percussion and backing vocals,  Jared on bass and backing vocals,and their cousin Matthew Followill handling lead guitar and backing vocals.

Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the UK with nine Top 40 singles, two Brit Awards in 2008, and all three of the band’s albums at the time peaked in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album, Because Of The Times, reached the number one spot. But, after the release of their fourth album, Only By The Night, in 2008, the band finally achieved chart success in the US with three singles that peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. Kings of Leon took home three Grammy Awards that year.

The group wrestled with sobriety issues resulting in a year-long hiatus in 2012. But since their return, they’ve continued to record and tour with increasing success. Their latest album, WALLS, was released last fall and they are currently on tour in support of it.

This pod contains selections from each of Kings Of Leon’s studio albums.

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The three Followill brothers grew up in Oklahoma and Tennessee with their father, Ivan Followill, a United Pentecostal Church preacher, and their mother, Betty-Ann.  While Ivan preached at churches and tent revivals throughout Oklahoma and the Deep South, the boys attended services and were occasionally enlisted to bang on some drums. They were either home-schooled by their mother, or enrolled in small parochial schools at this time. Except for a five-year period when they settled in Jackson, Tennessee, the Followills’ childhoods were spent driving through the southern United States in a purple 1988 Oldsmobile, camping for a week or two wherever Ivan was scheduled to preach.

When the boys’ father resigned from preaching and their parents divorced in 1997, Nathan and Caleb relocated to outside Nashville and originally embraced country music. While there, they met songwriter Angelo Petraglia, who helped the siblings hone their songwriting skills. He introduced them to the musical influences of Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones and, in particular, The Clash. Their youngest brother, Jared, who had briefly attended public school, was more influenced by the music of the Pixies and The Velvet Underground. When he and their cousin Matthew also moved to Nashville in 1999, Kings of Leon was formed. They named the band after their grandfather Leon, who died in January 2014.

By 2002, Nathan and Caleb had received interest from a number of music labels and eventually signed with RCA Records. The label initially insisted on putting a band together to back the two of them. In an interview with Billboard, however, Nathan outlined how they told RCA, “We don’t want to be Evan and Jaron. We’re going to buy our little brother a bass, he’s a freshman in high school. Caleb will teach himself the guitar, Matthew played guitar when he was 10 and I’ll play the drums. They said, ‘All right, we’ll come down in one month and see you guys.'”

Later in the interview Caleb admitted to the brothers “kidnapping” their cousin Matthew from his hometown in Mississippi for him to join the band. They told his mother that he was only going to be staying for a week but never allowed him to return home. “We locked ourselves in the basement with an ounce of marijuana and literally spent a month down there. My mom would bring us food down”, added Nathan. “And at the end of that month the label people came and we had “Molly’s Chambers”, “California Waiting”, “Wicker Chair”, and “Holy Roller Novocaine”.

Kings Of Leon’s first record, an EP titled Holy Roller Novocaine, was released in February of 2003. At this stage, Jared was only 16 years old and had not yet learned to play the bass. All of the songs released on the EP were co-written by Angelo Petraglia, who also produced the record. The EP’s release gave the band a significant amount of exposure when it received a 4 out of 5 star rating from Rolling Stone Magazine. The group was sent to California with Petraglia to record a full album. Working with producer Ethan Johns, they recorded at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles and Shangri-La Studios in Malibu. Besides the new material they’d written, different versions of four of the songs from the EP would be included.

Their debut full-length album, Youth And Young Manhood, was released in July 2003 in the UK and a month later in the US. According to Rolling Stone, the band’s retro-chic look and blend of Southern boogie and gritty garage rock inspired comparisons to both Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Strokes. The album became a sensation in the UK and Ireland, where NME declared it “one of the best debut albums of the last 10 years”. The Guardian described the band as “the kind of authentic, hairy rebels The Rolling Stones longed to be”.

However, the album failed to make any significant impact in the US. Reviews were lukewarm and the modern rock audience was generally uninterested. But, a decade later,Youth And Young Manhood was ranked at number 80 in Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Albums of the Decade list.

The band toured both North America and the UK that summer to promote the album. Their appearance with long hair, mustaches and tight-fitting denim played into the revivalist tag critics were hanging on them. Thanks to the success of the single “Molly’s Chambers”, Kings Of Leon quickly returned to the studio after the tour to work on their follow-up album.

Aha Shake Heartbreak was released in the UK in October of 2004 and in the United States in February 2005. Building on the Southern-infused garage rock of their first record, the album broadened the band’s domestic and international audience. It was again produced by Angelo Petraglia and Ethan Johns. “The Bucket”, “Four Kicks”, and “King Of The Rodeo” were all released as singles, with “The Bucket” rising into the Top 20 in Britain. The band also garnered accolades from several of their rock peers touring with U2, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam during 2005 and 2006. These highly visible gigs helped increase the band’s popularity immensely.

Kings Of Leon’s third album was titled Because Of The Times. It was released in April of 2007. It was preceded by the single “On Call”, which became a hit in the UK and Ireland. The album debuted at number one in the UK and Ireland and entered the European charts at number 25, selling approximately 70,000 copies in its first week of release. The sound was darker and less pop-oriented leaning even further toward a hybrid of post-punk and prog rock. Critical opinion was mixed. Although some critics lauded it, others found the album inferior to their previous efforts. One critic said that “the band was experimenting and learning but also getting a bit lost in the process”. At the end of the year however, the record appeared on numerous top ten lists for album of the year. NME was quoted as saying “Because Of The Times cements Kings Of Leon as one of the great American bands of our times.” It ultimately peaked at number 25 on the US charts.

In September of 2008, Kings of Leon released its fourth studio album, Only By The Night, which marked the band’s fastest turnaround between albums. It furthered the new sound of their previous album pushing the band away from the southern rock tag they had initially inherited. With radio-friendly melodies and ringing guitars, the band was now drawing comparisons to U2’s anthemic style. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and remained there for one more week.  In the US, the album reached number four on the Billboard 200. Reception to the record was the most polarized yet. Older fans were not pleased that the band were shaving their beards and discovering post-70s rock. The group was evolving to a bigger arena-rock sound which, in turn, was attracting a newer fan base. The British press gave the album glowing reviews while reactions to it were mixed in the US.

The record was officially named as the UK’s third-biggest-selling album of 2008 and the biggest-selling album of 2008 in Australia. “Sex On Fire” was the first single released for download in the UK. It became the band’s most successful as it peaked at number one in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. They won Best International Band and Best International Album at the Brit Awards in 2009, where they also performed “Use Somebody” live. Only By The Night was certified Platinum in the United States by the RIAA for selling one million copies less than a year after its release. As evidence of their growing popularity, Kings of Leon headlined the Glastonbury Music Festival in 2008.

The following year saw the group step up to the next level. They headlined a number of major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Sasquatch in the US and Reading & Leads, Rock Werchter, Oxegen, T in the Park and Gurtenfestival in the UK and Europe. Kings Of Leon released their first DVD in November titled Live At The O2 London, England, which was filmed before a sold-out crowd of more than 18,000 fans on June 30, 2009. In an interview with Billboard.com, drummer Nathan stated, “England is really the first place we broke. We figured what better place to make a live DVD than where the fans have been the craziest for the longest.” 2009 also saw Kings of Leon founding their own record label titled Serpents and Snakes Records. Capping a major year, on January 31, 2010, Kings of Leon took home three Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for “Use Somebody” at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

The group entered Manhattan’s Avatar Studios to begin work on their next album for a few months in the spring. Afterwards they returned to the road in the summer of 2010 visiting more than 50 cities in North America and Europe. The four-month tour was an opportunity to hone some of the new material in concert. However, it did not go as planned.

In June, while the band headlined the Slane Castle festival in Ireland, they were informed of the death of their uncle Cleo. A month later during a concert in Dallas, singer Caleb Followill appeared to be heavily intoxicated and slurred incomprehensibly between songs often rambling about nothing. He left the stage, claiming he was going to vomit, drink a beer and return to play three more songs. He never returned, causing the rest of the band to apologize to the crowd and end the concert abruptly. On August 1, 2011, the band announced through their website that the remainder of their US tour would be canceled with no reschedules due to dates they already had scheduled.

The group’s new single, “Radioactive”, had already been released. The album, which was titled Come Around Sundown, was released in October. On October 31, 2011, the band announced that after the conclusion of their Australian tour in November that they would be going on hiatus. Nathan stated that the band’s hiatus should not take any longer than six months.

In the spring of 2013, bassist Jared Followill confirmed that the band had finished recording their sixth LP, Mechanical Bull. The album’s first single, titled “Supersoaker”, was released in July. A second single “Wait For Me” was released in the UK in August debuting at number 31. The album was finally released in late September. It reached number two on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album.

The group set off on a massive tour to support the new album which lasted through 2015. Following their New Year’s Eve show in Nashville, Nathan Followill said that the band was aiming to release album number seven in 2016: “We’ve already started pre-production in our studio for the next record, but the main thing on the calendar for 2016 is getting the record finished.” Caleb added: “We enjoy this part of the process. Obviously there’s a lot of work that goes into it and it can get stressful at times, but we’re all in a good place and we’re having fun with it and we’re all excited to do something new.”

The band returned to L.A. teaming up with producer Markus Dravs known for his work with Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire and Mumford and Sons. The goal was to avoid the trap of predictability that had come with their massive success. To achieve this, the group took a looser, less critical approach to recording. They experimented with different influences like 80s new wave and afro-pop, as well as keyboard textures from touring member Liam O’Neill. In August, Kings Of Leon announced that album would be titled We Are Like Love Songs (aka WALLS), and that it would be released in October. The first single, “Waste A Moment”, came out in September. That same month, they played the Saturday evening headlining slot at the Lollapalooza Europe music festival in Berlin featuring new material from the album.

Upon the record’s release, critics said it struck a nice balance between the garage rock passion of their earlier work and the large scale bombast that had made them stars. It reached number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the first album of the group’s to have earned that coveted spot selling 77,000 copies in its first week alone. It was ranked at number 37 on NME’s Albums of the Year list. On January 12th, 2017, Kings Of Leon began a year-long tour in support of the album. After wrapping the spring portion, the band is currently playing UK and European dates throughout the summer before returning to North America this fall with special guest Dawes.




70’s Deep Tracks – vol. 37 –


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These are forgotten tracks that will take you back to the days when FM radio was truly an art form. And, likely never be played on today’s preset definition of what is “Classic Rock”.

 70’s Deep Tracks – the return of album rock…Podcloud1 style!

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Later in the 70s, punk rock began to make waves across the radio dial. This pod gives you a taste of this exciting musical movement.
Early songs from The Pretenders, Patti Smith, Nick Lowe, The Police, The New York Dolls, Mink DeVille, Nils Lofgren and Marianne Faithfull.

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