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Pickwick on World Cafe | June 18, 2013

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The first incarnation of the Seattle band Pickwick revolved around Galen Disston's strummy acoustic songs. Disston eventually found himself bored with his own music until a not-so-subtle shift took place; as the band began experimenting with new sounds and ideas, Disston shifted into the role of lead singer and crowds immediately noticed.

In this installment of World Cafe, you'll hear three songs from Pickwick's debut album, Can't Talk Medicine, as well as the full story behind the band's reinvention. (Link)

This installment of World Cafe was first published on May 1, 2013.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

Tracklist:

(( )) for interlude music

Hour 1

The Pretenders “My City Was Gone” Learning to Crawl
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss “Gone Gone Gone” Raising Sand
Patty Griffin “Ohio” American Kid
Broken Bells “The High Road” Broken Bells
Local Natives “Heavy Feet” Hummingbird
((Pickwick “Hacienda Motel” Can’t Talk Medicine))
Pickwick “Myths” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Pickwick “Hacienda Motel” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Pickwick “Halls of Columbia” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Pickwick “Lady Luck” Can’t Talk Medicine))
Jack White “Love Interruption” Blunderbuss
Pearl Jam “Better Man” Vitalogy
Bobby Long “Devil Moon” Wishbone
The Jayhawks “She Walks in So Many Ways” Mockingbird Time

Hour 2

Stevie Wonder “Boogie on Reggae Woman” Fullfillingness’ First Finale
Villagers “Nothing Arrived” Awayland
Crowded House “Don’t Dream It’s Over” Crowded House
Parquet Courts “Stoned and Starving” Light Up Gold
The English Beat “Mirror in the Bathroom” I Just Can’t Stop It
((The Lions “Let’s Go Out Tonight” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Jimmy Cliff “Ruby Soho” Sacred Fire EP
T Rex “Jeepster” Electric Warrior
Fitz & The Tantrums “Out of My League” More Than Just a Dream
The Human League “Don’t You Want me” Dare
((A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Way)” A Flock of Seagulls))
Low “Just Make It Stop” The Invisible Way
Spoon “I Turn My Camera On” Gimme Fiction
Jose James “Trouble” No Beginning No End
Jerry Harrison “Man With a Gun” Casual Gods”
The Postal Service “A Tattered Line of String” Give Up