Music added to Acid Flashback Radio – summer of 2024

A thousand new tunes added to Acid Flashback Radio on-air library.

Ever since we launched Acid Flashback radio in 2012, we had a single goal – bring back the best features of the great progressive rock stations of the 60s and 70s. What distinguished them from other stations was the extensive catalogs from the best rock, jazz, and blues musicians. Then we added more material from the eighties (new wave) and nineties (grunge, alt rock) and continued on with the best indie rock from the 21st century.

That includes deep tracks, demos and alternate takes, killer covers, and lots of new artists who would have fit right in with the playlists from forty years ago.

We began with about nine thousand songs in the library. Now, our latest count puts our collection at just about 14,000 tunes. It includes nearly 1200 cover songs, which is probably more music than some “classic hits” stations have in their entire on-air offerings.

We have been very busy adding more songs. The last two albums by The Pretenders are excellent. 2023’s Relentless and 2020’s Hate for Sale are now in the Acid Flashback library.

We also added 160 live Springsteen songs to what we already had for all you Bruce fans. It spans forty years of live performances from intimate venues like The Roxy in West Hollywood, to giant arenas such as London’s Wembley Stadium and Giants Stadium. It includes classic Springsteen from Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey, Born To Run, and Darkness on the Edge of Town and covers of Bowie, Dylan, Jackson Browne, Creedence, and even Prince’s “Purple Rain”.

We’re not stopping there. In an effort to truly go deep, we added entire albums by The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Three Dog Night, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Guess Who, Nils Lofgren, Poco, and Donovan. And albums from new groups such as Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band, The Doozers, and Kiagaku Moyo as well as Minami Deutsch, psyche rockers from Japan.

Our library also includes a huge collection of King Gizzard album material as well as live songs released by the band on their official bootleg site.

But wait, there’s more. When the Beatles returned from their ill-fated visit to the Mahrishi Mahesh Yogi, they were ready to record more music. n May 1968, the Beatles met at Kinfauns, the Esher home of George Harrison, to review and record demos of songs under consideration for their next album; 27 songs, mostly acoustic, were a popular bootleg among Beatles collectors, and became known as the Esher Demos. Of the 20 demo songs not officially released, 15 would be recorded and released on the White Album, while “Not Guilty” and “What’s the New Mary Jane” would be recorded for the album but not make the final cut. A couple ended up on Abbey Road. In 2018, all 27 original Esher demos were released in high-quality as part of the deluxe 50th Anniversary reissue of The Beatles, taken from Harrison’s original 4-track master tapes. These are now in our library for air play. So instead of serving up Beatles songs you’ve heard a million times, we give you the original demo versions as a change of pace.

Finally, we added two huge collections – obscure 60s and 70s psychedelic rock groups such as Lothar and the Hand People, Rainbow Ffolly, The Animated Egg, July, The Groundhogs, St. John Green, Faine Jade, The Picadilly Line, The Plastic Cloud, The Apple Pie Motherhood Band.

Also, new psyche rock by the Allah-Las, Wooden Shjips, Morgan Delt, The Oh Sees, Ghost Power, Psychic Ills, White Denim, Mystic Braves, El Goodo, Moon Duo, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ghost Funk Orchestra, and lots more.

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