You Got Drive

This week's guest is Suldrew, perennial guest on a great many shows over the years — Burrito Justice, Long Lunchbreak, and more. Tonight he makes his debut here, playing songs that bring out our feelings behind the wheel.

Meanwhile, we'll be celebrating The Beta Band's self-titled debut as it marks 20 years. It's an album that the band described as “definitely the worst record we’ve ever made and it’s probably one of the worst records that’ll come out this year.” An assessment with which I …disagree. We'll be going into bat for this troubled, maligned, odd and yet forever endearing and compelling record.


  1. Helicopter (Live) by Bloc Party on Silent Alarm Live (Self Released)
  2. Jekyll by The Futureheads on Jekyll (Nul Records)
  3. Break
  4. Brokenupanddingdong by THe Beta Band on The Beta Band (Regal)
  5. There Goes the Fear by Doves on The Last Broadcast (Heavenly)
  6. Trailerpark by Blur on 13 (Parlophone)
  7. Break
  8. Drive by The Cars on Heartbeat City (Elektra/Asylum)
  9. Ready to Start by Arcade Fire on The Suburbs (Sony)
  10. Synchronicity I by The Police on Synchronicity (A&M)
  11. Dance O'er the Border by The Beta Band on The Beta Band (Regal)
  12. Where It's At by Beck on Odelay (Interscope)
  13. Only Waiting by The Aliens on Astronomy for Dogs (Parlophone)
  14. Break
  15. Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n' Roll by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on B.M.R.C. (Virgin Records)
  16. Runnin' Down A Dream by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on Damn the Torpedos (Geffen)
  17. Sister Christian by Night Ranger on Midnight Madness (MCA)
  18. Break
  19. The Hard One by The Beta Band on The Beta Band (Regal)
  20. Time to Get Up by King Biscuit Time on No Style (Parlophone)
  21. Break
  22. Spell by Hot Chip on A Bath Full of Ecstasy (Domino)