A Deeper Dive into the Richard Wiegel interviews on WVMO
Feb 11 2022
Three interviews over three days February 8, 9 & 10 conducted by Joe Martin (Lefty Joe) on low power station WVMO in Monona, WI.
Part 1 started out with "This Town Needs Rock" from the new Midwesterners album Pecatonica Mud; then he played "I'm Your Daddy's Worst Nightmare" from The Midwesterners Ridin' With Chuck CD; then a trip in the way back machine to "It's For You" by The Bowery Boys 1970 (we were talking about the early days and the Beatles and btw this is a Lennon/McCartney song they wrote for Cilla Black); then he played "Nature's Way", the Spirit song that Baby Grand released as a single 1971; "Unsafe At Any Speed" comes from The Midwesterner's Pretty Little Town; then a real left curve, one of my first live recordings on reel to reel tape at Snoopy's in Madison circa 1970-71, Baby Grand doing "Peaches En Regalia" by Frank Zappa. Can't wait to hear what Joe is going spring on me tomorrow.
Part 2 of my interview on WVMO had some interesting music, some I haven't heard in quite a while. Joe Martin and I had been talking about being on the road, hence "Keep Your Motor Oiled" from The Midwesterners Ridin' With Chuck CD 2006. (I saw what you did there Joe.)
Then he played a song of mine from the first Clicker album 1973 called “Spring”. I thought today could be links day, so here is a link to the song on my youtube channel: https://youtu.be/kT8TqLaqLFY
Then Joe played Kristy & The Wild Blue Yonder Boys (Kristy Larson) doing the Patsy Cline song “Let The Teardrops Fall” from Potts Inn 1985. https://youtu.be/vVrenMtSosQ This is live video of the band doing that song (scroll to 4:15). In fact you can watch the whole set there, and the other two sets too. You might have to search around a bit on my channel. www.youtube.com/c/richardwiegelmusic
Then Joe played “Clay St. Rag” from my solo CD Magic Wind 2017. Clay St. was the street my family grew up on in Darlington and this video is an homage to that.
Then Joe played “Carolina” from The Midwesterners 1st self-titled CD 1991. What we didn’t get to in the interview is that Mark Haines (Midwesterners drummer) and I are remixing the whole album. Last year was the 30 year anniversary and we had planned on doing it then, but covid and “Mud” got in the way. Would you like to see the video we made for the song 30 years ago? https://youtu.be/m_-tP6AoNf8
And finally how about a big finish with The Midwesterners “Ridin’ With Chuck” at the 2007 Madison Area Music Awards?
So links day.
Part 3 included 5 songs from the new CD. and how the album came together in the midst of a pandemic. Too Tall Boogie, Bad Luck Bad Livin', Do Anything To Get Your Love, Pecatonica Mud, and Paid By The Lick. Thanks Joe Martin and WVMO. Be sure to tune them in at www.wvmo.fm