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Rare on the Air Volume 4

(Mammoth)

Since 1979, Los Angeles’ National Public Radio station has provided an on-air forum for diverse artists to try out new material and play old hits. The show “Morning Becomes Electric” is stylistically diverse with pop, alternative, jazz, world beat, reggae, and classical all represented. Rare On The Air Volume 4 captures some truly phenomenal performances from this seminal program, including the highlight of the set, an early acoustic take on the now classic “Subterranean Homesick Alien” by Radiohead. The record also features Soul Coughing, Jeff Buckley, Tim and Neil Finn, and Sarah McLachlan.

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Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.


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