“Curve Balls” is episode 9 in Andy & Reggie’s Songs About Stuff & Things Radio Hour. In-studio performance by Donkey Boy (USA). Songs centered around baseball and life featuring: Whiskeytown, Joie De Vivre, The Baseball Project with Craig Finn of The Hold Steady. Bill Cosby, Reggie Jackson, Joe DiMaggio and Thom Derby chime in.
Bryan Adams’ “Reckless” is majestic.
Released in 1984 on A&M Records, “Reckless” features 10 songs, hit after hit after hit (Run to You, Heaven, Somebody Summer of ’69)â€“ and a hit duet with Tina Turner (It’s Only Love). Produced by Bob Clearmountain with Bryan Adams, the songs and their mix stands up well despite the era’s knack for sheen and synth abuse- which there is a lack of here. It’s the 80s and there’s no denying it on “Reckless”, but great songs always outlive production quality, era fads and ironic, indie snobbery.