Strangely, this week sounds better than do either of the weeks that preceded or followed it. And it's not solely due to a guest host this week...
Both 9/5 and 9/19 suffer from horribly obscure first hours to their shows; they are, arguably, poster childs for the argument of starting the show with the second hour. On 9/5, four of the first five survey songs are all songs that peaked down there in the 30s , and 9/19 has five songs down there that peak in the bottom ten (Silver Condor, at their peak of #32, kick off Hour 2). The result: Both weeks take longer for their shows to really get going.
This week, on the other hand, doesn't have this problem, thanks to its debuts in the first hour (Rick Springfield and Hall & Oates in particular) - the lesser hits and the bigger hits are spread out rather nicely. There is a bit of a lull in the second hour, but it feels more like just that, a lull, rather than an extended period of "what are these songs???" bringing it down.
Those "horribly obscure" songs are the ones I most want to hear! I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd rather hear a song I haven't heard in decades to something I can hear any day of the week on an oldies station. On the four-hour shows, the first hour is always the most interesting. A curse on those stations that don't play it (like my local affiliate)!
Yes! I'm willing to hear "Jessie's Girl" for the gazillionth time for a chance to listen to "You Could Take My Heart Away." And how about a little love for the one horribly obscure song from 9/5 that fell off this week: "Nicole" by Point Blank?
Post by at40fansince1984 on Mar 1, 2015 17:53:52 GMT -5
I'll ask before I post but can you mention where you can download MP3's of shows. A thing I noticed is before the debut of "General Hospi-tale" by the Afternoon Delights Gary Owens called it a Rap song something Casey never did in any of it's other 4 weeks (unless I missed it).