Number 53: They Sound Like XTC When They’re Next to Me

October 6, 2013

With the end of a summer hiatus comes a new More Lost Time featuring a pair of UK power pop singles that echo the massive effect XTC had on England during the late '70s and two brilliant examples of Australian rock from the same period. Also, '60s garage rock from the Dennisons, a psychedelic classic from the Sands, and the closing of Hoboken nightclub Maxwell's is mourned via a rare live track by the Bongos -- the local live act that inaugurated the best known incarnation of the tavern's existence. This episode of More Lost Time was sponsored by a famous LP collection of classic rock available via mail order (hint: it celebrates the "freedom" of rock).

Number 52: Self Defence Against Fresh Fruit

June 2, 2013

More Lost Time returns with rare music by Vancouver's Pointed Sticks, Los Angeles' the Randoms, Sacremento's Rebel Truth, and acts not from the Western part of North America. There's lost soul music by the Ethics, as well as the Soul Swingers -- though to be fair, in as much as host Ric Dube is likely to discern, they were quite likely from the Western part of North America. This is not discussed during the podcast. What is discussed are possible reasons Beatlemania had such strong physiological effects on young people. Also, the identity of Hoboken's mysterious Mr. Bonus is identified. The program is sponsored by Wellington's, who seem to be promoting a sale of 8-track stereo tapes of some sort.

Number 51: But I’m Different Now

April 13, 2013

On the new More Lost Time, music archivist Ric Dube shares a secret for dulling the sting of aging (hint: it involves being around people even older than yourself). Also, live music from the UK's legendary Jam, power pop by Scotland's the Questions, stoner rock by Dutch bands Dragonfly and Bag. The episode is sponsored by an offer for a record you may not borrow: "My brother, you've got to buy your own."

Number 50: The 50th Anniversary Special

March 3, 2013

Host Ric Dube celebrates the 50th More Lost Time with rare punk by the Purple Hearts and Woody and the Splinters, neglected soul by the Temptations and the Foundations, and lost pop singles by the Uniques and the Next Exit. The value of designating official state rock and roll songs is addressed and mocked. Guests Jay Kumar (of the Completely Conspicuous podcast) and Jay Breitling ( drop by the studio to congratulate Ric on 50 podcasts.

Number 49: Happiness Is a Mourned Buddy

February 2, 2013

On the first More Lost Time of 2013, host Ric Dube plays rare recordings by the usual broad range of acts including a pair of career re-defining cuts by Bo Diddley, '80s UK pop by the Bluebells, regretfully forgotten '70s punk by the Desperate Bicycles, lost '60s garage rock by the Todds, and unfamiliar 60's French novelty pop by Edouard. Also, a briefly notable supergroup of the late '70s that, while not particularly distinguishable from other acts of its sort, represents a method of charity fundraising wildly preferable to equipping Trick or Treaters with coin boxes. Listeners are encouraged to help grow the audience.

Number 48: Rockin’ in the Free World

December 16, 2012

Music archivist Ric Dube selects rare music from his collection once again, including Huntington Beach punks the Crowd, Brighton UK's Emma Sharpe and the Features, and both sides of a lost soul 45 by Joe Matthews. Speaker melting guitar and organ garage rock by the Ultimates and Grapple is showcased and More Lost Time bids goodbye to its fall intern.

Number 47: Slightly Out of Focus and on Another Planet

November 12, 2012

The latest More Lost Time features Dutch power trio Big Wheel, whose initial vocalist, Cyril Havermans, left to join Focus, and included in a later lineup guitarist Aad van der Kreeft, who’d left Blue Planet. Neither Havermans nor van der Kreeft are featured on the 45 featured on the podcast, though host Ric Dube pleads a case for using whatever trivia he could find. Listeners of the show are asked to research the origin of a famous lie from old TV commercials for mail order records. Other rare music included in this installment include cuts by Johnny Foreigner, Mary Timony, 60's garage rockers the Legends and Thursday's Children, and an acoustic track by Teenage Fanclub.

Number 46: The Only Good Rats

November 4, 2012

It's not THE Scorpions, it's just SCORPIONS, explains More Lost Time host Ric Dube, as a premise to spinning no records by the iconic German hard rock act. Instead it's rare pop by Bishop Allen and Banjo Spiders, funk and soul by the Counts and Brenton Wood -- and both sides of a lost 45 by Long Island legends, the Good Rats. Also, Mark Spitz and Paul Westerberg, in that order.

Number 45: You Have a Mental Disease

October 14, 2012

For what might the most globally diverse installment of More Lost Time yet, host Ric Dube plays rare recordings from Nova Scotia, Solihull (UK) -- as well as 60s Indonesian legends Dara Puspita. US acts are represented by Boston, Seattle, New York and where ever Mac Davis is from. That's right. Mac Davis.

Number 44: Having a Mild Weekend

September 2, 2012

For a Labor Day weekend installment of More Lost Time, record collector Ric Dube does not mention Labor Day even once, though he does point out that it has become easier to see a drive-in movie than shop for rare records. He also plays selections by Wales Wallace, the Ramones, the Miracle Workers, Vince Mole and his Calcium Orchestra, as well as Davy Jones. Not that Davy Jones, another Davy Jones. And not that other Davy Jones, a different one. Also, Dube attempts to defend a commonly maligned British Invasion act, with either successful or unsuccessful results, depending on how you look at it.