KHQG’s “Album Side Thursday”

On his Fly High Duluth! blog, Duluth Budgeteer reporter Matt Perrine announced that KHQG-FM 102.5 will be playing uninterrupted vinyl album sides from 9:30am-midnight on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The station is taking requests for album sides to play that day. Perrine himself requested side one of Van Halen’s self-titled 1978 debut album.

While classic rock may or may not be a favorite genre of the PDD crowd, and corporate radio doesn’t get any love here at all, I feel like asking: What’s your favorite album side? Feel free to choose from any musical genre, not just classic rock. If you had 25 minutes or so of public airwaves to fill, which slice of vinyl deliciousness would you send out into the stratosphere?

49 Comments

Danny G

about 11 years ago

Side one of Danzig II

zra

about 11 years ago

Echoes (a.k.a., side two of Meddle.)
Green side two (metal)
Dark Side (of course) side one
American Beauty side one
Who's Next side two
Catch Bull at Four side one
Ghost in the Machine side one
Secret Treaties side one
Days of Future Past side one

the list goes on and on....

edgeways

about 11 years ago

Kind of a conditional answer, if by album you specifically mean LP then

Sketches of Spain (1)
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1)

I do really like LPs, but only find them truly audiological worthwhile with music you concentrate on, stuff that is almost textual.

Classic Rock wise Billy Thorpe's Children of the Sun (1), it's goofy, but also fun.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

Tom Waits' The Black Rider, side one
Footloose soundtrack, side one

Play them back to back, please.

Shane Bauer

about 11 years ago

Phish - Junta, Side 1

Dan E.

about 11 years ago

KISS - Destroyer - Side 1

wildgoose

about 11 years ago

Boston - Self Titled Debut - Side 1

baci

about 11 years ago

Craig Spates -- Just Me, side 2

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

@Edgeways: Are there albums that are not LPs? I mean, as far as I know, there are albums and singles, and that's about it in my experience. Sure, there are those weird 45s that have two songs on each side, and there are 10" singles, and 78s of course, which are also singles. 

I can't think of any way in which the terms LP and album are not synonymous.

Jeepers

about 11 years ago

I'm gonna go with Beatles - Abbey Road side 2
Led Zeppelin III side 2.  
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky side 1

It really is a shame so few albums have 'sides' nowadays...

@ndy

about 11 years ago

Radiohead - Kid A - Side 2

kokesie

about 11 years ago

Abbey Road/side 2
Close to the Edge/side 1

vicarious

about 11 years ago

U2 War - Side 2

Gwanto

about 11 years ago

In addition to most of all the above...

Queen II, side 1
Peter Gabriel "Security" side 2
Cheap Trick "Dream Police" side 1
Led Zepplin "Physical Graffiti" side 2
Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" any side
Aerosmith "Rocks" side 2
ACDC "Back In Black" side 1
Tom Waits, any/all, any side

I could go on and on. That's enough for now.

Jeff

about 11 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_of_the_World_(album)

Queen "News of the World" Side 1
Just need to take out the 2 overplayed songs at the 1 and 2 spots and the rest are great!

jay

about 11 years ago

Allman Brothers Band - Live at Fillmore East - Side 1

Sjixxxy

about 11 years ago

I would like to point out that the official soundtrack to Mad Max: Beyond The Thunderdome is available for sale, on vinyl at Father Time Antiques in Canal Park.

Either side will do.

c-freak

about 11 years ago

patti smith - easter or horses.

wildgoose

about 11 years ago

Playing around on Snopes last night I started investigating various "Dark Side of the Rainbow" theories and web sites and thought of this post.  Here's a good starting place if anyone else wants to take a trip down synchronicity lane:  http://members.cox.net/stegokitty/dsotr_pages/dsotr.htm

Although I'm sure most of you cliff-dwelling pot fiends already have heard the theory, to summarize, people say that Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (all sides) synchronizes intentionally (or unintentionally) with The Wizard of Oz

-Berv

about 11 years ago

Side 1 of John Coltrane's Blue Train and the Whipping Post side of Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East. And I second Koksies vote for Yes' Close to the Edge

carla

about 11 years ago

Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - all 4 sides

carla

about 11 years ago

and ditto Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

samh

about 11 years ago

It would be a shame if Iron Butterfly's "In A Gadda Da Vida" didn't get played.

Jim M

about 11 years ago

Side 1 XTC Skylarking during the day, side 2 at night.

heysme

about 11 years ago

Samh beat me to Iron Butterly so I say Booker T & the M.G.s "Green Onions" side one.

Jessica

about 11 years ago

u2.  joshua tree.  side 2.

zra

about 11 years ago

Remain In Light side one.
London Calling side one.

Mike Damone

about 11 years ago

When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, play side one of Led Zeppelin IV.

scoe

about 11 years ago

Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy - Side 1
Ian Hunter - You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic - Side 1

frank nichols

about 11 years ago

Country Joe and the Fish "I feel like I'm fixing to die" side one

Lord Phosphorus

about 11 years ago

Shriekback - Sacred City: side 1

Terje Rypdal - Descendre: side 2

Bill Nelson's Red Noise - Sound on Sound: side 1

Be Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish: side 1

ToWaRd

about 11 years ago

I must insist on Matthew Sweet - "Girlfriend"
 side 1, natch!

Joe Mamma

about 11 years ago

Ya how long will this station format last before they flip it again? Midwest is a joke! Voicetracking galore. Who cares.

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

It's not a station format. It's a one-day gimmick, as I mentioned in the post.

Bev thomas

about 11 years ago

I think the previous post is talking about how often Midwest flip flops on their music formats. First the Bear, then the Hog and what it us now. Voicetracking is done in Green bay using phony names of jocks changing their names on each station thinking the public is stupid. I give it another 6 months and they will be another format. Rumor is KDAL will be sold soon to another company.

woodtick

about 11 years ago

1) Frank Zappa - Weasels Ripped My Flesh (side one)

2) Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues (side one)

3) Leo Kottke - Six and Twelve String Guitar (side one)

vicarious

about 11 years ago

Woodtick,

Waterboys, Fisherman's Blues: impossible to decide between side 1 or 2. Nice choice.

zra

about 11 years ago

@ woodtick: 

Joe's Garage, any side.

wildgoose

about 11 years ago

2nd Vicarious on woodtick's Waterboys choice.    You guys are all too cool for me, I had to pick Boston!  But it is a great classic rock side and does fit the format well, I bet they try it:  That wicked organ solo on "Foreplay/Longtime" plus "More than a Feelin'" fades IN which is basically unheard of ... It's a great album side.

Brian

about 11 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions, folks. Good to see a good variety of ideas.  I might have to make a visit to the Fetus or Vinyl Cave for a few missing pieces.  Keep those ideas coming!  If you want to e-mail your Album Side suggestions, send them to [email protected]

digit3

about 11 years ago

Side one of Rust Never Sleeps
Either side of Joni Mitchell's Blue
Side one of Revolver
Side Two of Exile on Main St

kujawa

about 11 years ago

Well I would have to suggest the greatest piece of rock n roll that has ever been pressed to viny. Born To Fucking Run Side A.

Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
Night
Backstreets

The only thing that comes close is Side B.


I guess I'll concede that Led Zeppelins Runes album Side A is also one of the greatest rock n roll sides to ever be pressed to vinyl.


But I'll also say Side A of The Raspberries self titled debut.

digit3

about 11 years ago

I'm glad that you said The Raspberries instead of the Cranberries who suck royally.

Born to Run side A is superb indeed but I'd have a hard time going without Jungleland on the flip side.

Did you get the remastered box of Born to Run with the video of the making of the album and also the live DVD from '75?

Kujawa

about 11 years ago

Absolutely. That documentary was awesome. Word was they had been working on a similar set for Darkness on the Edge of Town. I don't know if it fell through or what but I wait patiently for that and Tracks 2

digit3

about 11 years ago

Hey Kujawa,

I have some nice recent acquisitions of live primal Bruce on CD if you are interested. Drop me a line at bemho69 yahoo com

zra

about 11 years ago

King Crimson - Discipline side two

(mmm...thela hun gunjeet!)

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

Album Side Thursday could become a once-a-month thing on KHQG. The next one will be in February, according to Corey Carter, operations manager at Midwest Communications.

He said the station is working on collecting albums and getting a turn-table that doesn't skip as much.

sbuchanan

about 11 years ago

Side 1 Pink Floyd ANIMALS

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