Moon Songs and Harmonics (Pilot)

"This is the moon talkin' to you, I’m calling in from outer space. Sometimes the bad things seem to outweigh the good things, but it's not always gonna be like that. This is the moon talkin', the actual moon. I want you to be nice to everyone around you. It's OK to let those tears fall, like Versace little rain drops." - The moon aka Riff Raff aka the mantra for Genre! radio

Hello new radio friends, and welcome to the inaugural episode of the show. Today we begin our exploration of space-time-sound, as we visit some familiar sound galaxies, and others undiscovered.

We'll start with some songs about the moon that feature the harmonic scale, then we'll hear some frenetic Broadway-style numbers by Judy Garland and Bjork. Next swing and rock steady, musical cousins, and on to songs that pierce the soul, followed by a few songs that repair the tear, and then you're free.

Joined in studio by special guests!


  1. Speak to Me by Pink Floyd on Dark Side of the Moon (Parlophone)
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  3. Jody 3 Moons by Riff Raff on Neon Icon (Mad Decent Protocol)
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  5. Harvest Moon by Neil Young on Harvest Moon (Reprise)
  6. Prove It by Television on Marquee Moon (Elektra)
  7. Harmonix by Surfer Blood on Astro Coast (Kanine)
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  9. Surfing on a Rocket by Air on Talkie Walkie (Parlophone)
  10. The Trolley Song by Judy Garland on 20th Century Masters: Judy Garland (Geffen)
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  12. It's Oh So Quiet by Bjork on Post (One Little Indian)
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  14. Flying Home by Benny Goodman on The Essential Benny Goodman (Sony)
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  16. Silent River Runs Deep by The Gaylettes on Silent River Runs Deep (Dub Store)
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  18. Drei Six Cents by Slim Gaillard on Blues Boogie (Stardust)
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  20. Potato Chips by Slim Gaillard on Blues Boogie (Stardust)
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  22. Mr. Brown by Bob Marley & The Wailers on Roots of a Legend (JAD)
  23. Vibraphone Blues by Lionel Hampton on Master of Jazz (Jazzsential)
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  25. K.C. Organ Blues by Count Basie on The Complete Clef & Verve Fifties Studio Recordings (Verve)
  26. Yes, I'm Ready by Barbara Mason on Oh, How It Hurts (Jamie Record Co.)
  27. Nothing Compares to You by Sinead O'Connor on I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Chrysalis)
  28. Me and Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul on 360 Degrees of Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)
  29. Guess I'm Doing Fine by Beck on Sea Change (Geffen)
  30. Helplessly Hoping by Crosby, Stills & Nash on Crosby, Stills & Nash (Atlantic)
  31. True Affection by The Blow on Paper Television (K Records)
  32. Take on Me by A-ha on Hunting High and Low (Warner Bros.)
  33. LCD Soundsystem by Dance Yrself Clean on This Is Happening Now (Parlophone)