Sunday, April 30, 2006

Playlist April 29, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
What You Need (Disco Remix) - InXs
Make-up Sex - Clear Static - Make-Up Sex single
NYC (There's No Need To Stop) - The Charlatans UK - Sympatico
Visions of Charles - Andy Wickett & World Service - World Service
Androgyne - Faux Fox
Together Alone - Mount Sims
The Last Time - Fade13
Friction - Television
Broken Aeroplanes - Richard Butler - s/t
Sound & Vision - David Bowie
The Youngest Was The Most Loved - Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
Monsieur Control - Roman Numerals
Red Flags & Long Nights - She Wants Revenge - s/t
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt - We Are Scientists
Fingers In The Factories - Editors - The Back Room
Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
Kundalini Express - Love & Rockets (R)
Disorder - Joy Division - (R)
The Darkest Star - Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
Bring On The Night - The Police (R)
Ghost Train - The Stranglers (R)
River (Depot Song) - Longwave
True Mathematics - Ladytron
To Say (Artrock version) - Kaito UK
Driving Through the Rain - Veronica Lipgloss & The Evil Eyes
Andy Warhol (c. Bowie) - Tubalcain
Messages - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Straight A's - Ambulance Ltd - New English EP (R)
Don't Care - Klark Kent
You Tear Me Up - The Buzzcocks
Don't Go Disco - Romance - When Things Are Better
First Base - The Capes - Hello
Same Man I was Before - Oingo Boingo
Going Nowhere - Cut Copy
Nighttime Ride - Big Audio Dynamite
Shoot You Down - APB
Julie Geisha - John Taylor
Lie Down In Darkness - A-Ha (R)
Dancing Barefoot (c. Patti Smith) - Simple Minds (R)
I'll Save You All My Kisses - Dead or Alive
Pinhead - Ramones
I Beg Your Pardon - Kon Kan

(R) = Requests

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Playlist April 22, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
All Stood Still - Ultravox
Generals & Majors - XTC
Suffer Well - Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
President Gas - The Psychedelic Furs
Never Stop - Echo & The Bunnymen
Kinda I Want To - Nine Inch Nails
Out of Control - She Wants Revenge - s/t
She's Lost Control - Joy Division
Life Is A Pigsty - Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
Sugar Hiccup - Cocteau Twins (R)
Tied Up Too Tight - Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
Neighborhood #2 (Laika) - Arcade Fire
Das Modell - Kraftwerk
Love Tragedy - I Am The World Trade Center
Someone Says - Editors - The Back Room
Paris is Burning - Romance - When Things Are Better
I Grieve - Peter Gabriel
Start Again - Ian McCulloch
Einstein, Albert - Artichoke
The World's Address - They Might Be Giants
The Marchers Are Coming - Dead Heart Bloom - s/t
Destroy Everything You Touch - Ladytron - The Witching Hour
Tiptoe - Goldfrapp
Once In A Lifetime - Wolfsheim
Genius of Love (12") - Tom Tom Club
Love Is A Stranger - The Eurythmics
Barbarism Begins At Home - The Smiths
Power Crisis - APB - Something To Believe In (reissue)
I Wanna Eat Chocobars - Shonen Knife
Shinjuku Hi-5 - The Capes - Hello
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am...
Night On Fire - VHS or Beta
What Is Love? - Deee-Lite
Wake Up Time To Die - Pop Will Eat Itself
Of Crime & Passion - Duran Duran
One More Time - Joe Jackson
Go About Your Day - Three Alarm Fire
Men In Belted Sweaters - Mink Lungs (R)
Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop (R)
A Forest - The Cure
Ants Invasion - Adam & The Ants

(R) = Requests

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Playlist Apr 15, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
The Beat(en) Generation - The The
New Song - Howard Jones
SuperGirls - The Capes - Hello
Lillian - Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
Runaway Boys - Stray Cats (Dave Edmunds' birthday)
Warakurna - Midight Oil
Nagel Baby - John Taylor
Every Day Should Be A Holiday - The Dandy Warhols
In Every DreamHome A Heartache (c. Roxy Music) - Xan
In The Future When All's Well - Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
Nifty - Monc - TwentyOneNine Knox St
Ring of Fire (c. Johnny Cash) - Wall of Voodoo
Gotta Reason - Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
Lights - Editors - The Back Room
The Girls What To Be With The Girls - Talking Heads
Waiting For Mommie - My Life w/ The Thrill Kill Kult
Price of Love (ext. ) - Client

Random Duo
Lonesome Tonight (from Peel Session) - New Order
Blue Monday - New Order (R)

The Wrong Coat For YOu Mr. Heart Attack - Liars - Drum's Not Dead
Biting My Nails - Renegade Soundwave
Hard Day - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Torch - Marc Almond/Soft Cell
Metal - Gary Numan (R)
Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight - Dominatrix
Alice's House - Psychedelic Furs
Guns of Brixton - The Clash
Changes - The Perfects - Nigel's Dead EP
Sweetness - Fischerspooner
Darkening of the Light - Concrete Blonde
Shine Like It Does - INXS
Europa & The Pirate Twins - Thomas Dolby
Life Begins At The Hop - XTC
Fame (c. Bowie) - Duran Duran
Making Plans for Nigel - XTC (oops)
A Night Like This (live) - The Cure
Never Destroy Us - The Dears
Strung Out - Dot Allison (R)
Masquerade - Berlin

(R) = Requests

Friday, April 14, 2006

This Tuesday Night @ Record Bar!

Also, this week's issue of The Pitch has a little blurb in the Night & Day section for Tuesday night! I gave 'em a photo too.

Here's the text:
Rocking On, Sunshine
By Rebecca Braverman

Music critics may use older bands Joy Division, Gang of Four, Echo & the Bunnymen to describe newer ones (particularly those that rip off the music of the early 80s), but what good does it do for listeners who have never heard the originals? Forever Young had a life before Youth Group and The O.C. but does anyone remember Alphaville?

Sunshine does. The host of Retro Red-Eye Express on KKFI 90.1 spins a mix of bands such as Devo and Bauhaus on Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. while blending in new tunes from up-and-comers like the Arctic Monkeys and We Are Scientists. Tonight she moves the music to the Record Bar (1020 Westport Road, 816-753-5207), where shell take the decks around 10 p.m. Old-school new-wave types: Sunshine encourages you to bust out your vintage gear. Tue., April 18, 10 p.m. Record Bar, 1020 Westport Rd. , Kansas City

Reference (link to the blurb online w/ photo)

Playlist April 8, 2006 (Fundraiser wk2)

I have to say thank you to those who did contribute to KKFI during my show the past couple of weeks. All of you helped Retro Red-Eye Express raise a total of $390 for the station this time around!

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Circuit - Marbles - Expo
Talk Talk - Talk Talk
What Do All The People Know - The Monroes
Money Changes Everything - Cyndi Lauper
Shiny Shiny - Haysi Fantayzee
I Don't Want To Fall In Love - She Wants Revenge - s/t
Munich - Editors - The Back Room
Get A Grip On Yourself - The Stranglers
Lay All Your Love On Me (c. Abba) - Information Society
Overflow - Conner
Say You're Sorry - Ministry
Hyperactive - Thomas Dolby
Now - Meatbeat Manifesto (R)
A Dream - Cut Copy
Romanticide - Combo Audio
Man Overboard - Blondie
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - The Arcade Fire
Broken Heart - Red Flag (R)
You (Automator Remix) - Tokyo Marine Fire
A Forest - The Cure
Stigmata Martyr (Dance Mix) - Bauhaus
Victim Is Another Name For Lover - Sunshine
Living For The Weekend - Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
Dress - PJ Harvey
Textbook - We Are Scientists
Scary Monsters - David Bowie
A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am...
Ascension Day - The Tear Garden
I Can't Get Behind That - William Shatner (feat. Henry Rollins)
Shipwrecked - The Perfects - Nigel Is Dead EP
Anarchy In The UK - Sex Pistols
Hollow Inside - The Buzzcocks
God Tonight - Real Life
Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
Blue Dress - Depeche Mode

(R) = Requests

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Playlist April 1, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Kiss That Frog - Peter Gabriel
Fingers In The Factories - Editors - The Back Room
Common People - Pulp (R)
What You Want - The Capes - Hello
Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
Movement - LCD Soundsystem
We Care A Lot - Faith No More
Future - Cut Copy
Reptile - The Church
Black Cat - Broadcast
Let's Never Go To Sleep - Action Action
When The Pigs Drugged Alice - Polarized Mind
Social Fools - Devo
Static - The Countdown
Russian Radio - Red Flag
Red Red Sun - INXS
The Promise - When In Rome
Love Me Madly - Human League
Sleep By Windows - Gary Numan
Vienna - Ultravox
Blues From A Gun - Jesus & Mary Chain (R)
I Wanna Be A Cowboy - Boys Don't Cry
Loving The Alien - David Bowie
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (c. B. Dylan) - Bryan Ferry
London Calling - The Clash
Johnny & Mary - Robert Palmer
Always Crashing The Same Car (c. Bowie) - Silent Order
My Ever Changing Moods - Style Council
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division (R)

(R) = Requests

Thank You & Some Music News

First of all, many thanks to all who contributed during Retro Red-Eye Express last week and all throughout the week during our other programs. R2E2 managed to raise a respectable $220 last week. Your contributions help KKFI's independent voice continue to be heard! Let's try to up the ante tonight, shall we? I'm not entirely sure that my playlist for last week is complete, but I was kind of preoccupied, so I hope you will forgive me. Whatever I have will be posted a little bit later.

In Music News (Some of which is stolen borrowed from
Two members of Editors did an acoustic session during the "Rolling Stone Original" show during SXSW festival in Austin, TX recently. Here's a link to the over 15 minute peformance. It's in a format that only RealPlayer will read, so you will need to open RealPlayer and copy/paste the link address into the "Open Location" blank. It's definitely worth a listen. I think it's quite lovely.

Thomas Dolby is performing 20 dates in the US starting next week and going through May. Apparently he has a new album in the works as well and is warming himself up for something bigger. What has he been doing all this time? Apparently he founded a company called Beatnik that specializes in cell-phone ringtone software.

Psychedelic Furs and Love Spit Love frontman Richard Butler's first solo album is due out on April 18th (in the US), and he plays the last night of his US promotion tour tonight in Solana Beach, CA. (I can't tell you how much I wished he'd have visited us here in KC, but perhaps there's hope he'll add us to the upcoming Psych Furs tour rumored to take place this Summer.)

For those who haven't heard yet (I'm sure there's someone who hasn't yet), Bauhaus are playing US tour dates in support of Nine Inch Nails.

Duran Duran has been working on a new album and the latest I've heard is that they hope the first single will see a pre-Summer 2006 release. (One can only hope. Those guys are notorious perfectionists.)

I'm all kinds of excited for the May 10 Depeche Mode/She Wants Revenge show at Starlight in KC, MO! You're all going too, right?

Erasure are set to do an acoustic tour of the US and Europe, and have a new album due out on April 18th called Union St. It's comprised of reworkings of tracks from their back-catalogue, and they've released a new single called "Boy."

When In Rome, best known for their hit single "The Promise" (revisited recently on the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack) have scheduled some US tour dates. Most notably is a gig on May 5th in Chicago, IL. Further info is forthcoming and should be available on their official myspace page.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

90.1 FM & Retro Red-Eye need your support!

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means...

It's time for KKFI's Spring 2006 on-air fund drive! Please pledge your support for Kansas City's only listener supported, independent community radio station! Our fund drive runs for only 9 days, starting on Friday March 31st (yesterday) through Saturday April 8th.

There are a couple of different ways you can donate to KKFI.
1.) Local Phone: If you're local, call (816) 931-3122 during your favorite shows
2.) Toll-Free Phone: If you're from outside the Greater Kansas City area, you may call our special Toll-Free number (866) 745-6336
3) Website: you may donate via the web --- go to and submit your donation online.

Tune in tonight to Retro Red-eye Express for your weekly fix of New Wave/Alternative/Industrial/Punk, and help keep KKFI on the air!

Retro Red-eye spins @ The Record Bar!

Get ready to dance to your favorite tunes and mine on Tuesday, April 18th, because Retro Red-Eye Express will be spinning live at The Record Bar (after Rex Hobart) from around 10pm - 1:30am. If you're 21 or over, dust off your New Romantic/Dark Wave gear and come on down!

Venue: The Record Bar
Location: 1020 Westport Rd,Kansas City, MO 64111
Date: Tues., April 18th from
Time: 10pm(ish) - 1:30am (after Rex Hobart)

Still confused? The Record Bar is located next to First Watch inside the covered wagon shopping center on the North-West corner of Southwest Traffickway and Westport Rd.

Playlist Mar. 25, 2006

Track - Artist - Album (if new)
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am...
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
First Base - The Capes - Hello
Desire On Repeat - Vedera
Video Killed The Radio Star (c. The Buggles) - Erasure (R)
Come Alive - The Devils
Macrovision - Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
Digging Your Scene - The Blow Monkeys

Celebratory Nick Lowe Birthday Block
So It Goes - Nick Lowe
Radio, Radio - Elvis Costello
Middle of the Road - The Pretenders

Church of the Poison Mind - Culture Club
Shine - The Psychedelic Furs
Lessons Learned from Rocky I to Rocky III - Cornershop (R)
Tears Are Not Enough - ABC
In A Big Country (live) - Big Country
Unlovable - The Smiths
Dong Eat Dog - Adam Ant
Birth, School, Work, Death - The Godfathers
Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure
Stars of CCTV - Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV

Cheesetastic Song of the Week
I Go Crazy - Flesh For Lulu

Far Gone & Out - Jesus & Mary Chain
I Don't Remember - Peter Gabriel
For Miles Around (Scratch to Void) - People In Planes - EP
Lips Like Sugar - Echo & The Bunnymen
Nifty - Monc - TwentyOneNine Knox St
Vienna - Ultravox
Munich - Editors - The Back Room
Atmosphere - Joy Division
I'll Be Your Mirror (c. Velvet Underground) - The Primitives
Real Toys - Altered Images
John, I'm Only Dancing - David Bowie
Guns of Brixton - The Clash
Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks
That's Enhtertainment - The Jam
Blue Highway - Billy Idol
Lucky Number - Lene Lovich (R)
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Only A Memory - The Smithereens
Rock 'n' Roll High School - Ramones (R)
I Want Candy (live) - Bow Wow Wow
Someone's Lookin' At You - The Boomtown Rats
No Cabaret! - VHS or Beta

(R) = Requests