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I specialize in Classic Alternative. From the late 1970's through to this very day. Playing classic New Wave, Synth Pop, New Romantic, Post Punk, Industrial, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Brit-Pop, Grunge, Trip Hop, Alternative, Electronic and much more! Tune in for DJ BK's Modern Rock #1's which is uploaded every week. On this series I chronicle every single song that has ever hit the #1 spot on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. The chart started in 1988 with Siouxsie and the Banshees taking the top spot ...
 
Effwhatuheard Radio roundtable-talk show where DJ Tay Ferg, DJ Econic, Wolf of BK & friends analyze a variety of topics ranging from hip-hop, current events, sports, race relations and politics. Layered with comedic & serious perspectives, and hip hop music from national and upcoming artists, this show appeals to mature audiences with a sense of humor and a willingness to have their way of thinking challenged. So if you only heard of the show second hand, F*** what you heard and just tune in ...
 
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Going to #1 on the week of June 13th, 1992 was The Cure with Friday I'm In Love. Robert Smith intentionally wrote and composed a song that was the complete opposite of what one would expect from his band The Cure. He didn't like being entirely lumped in with the gloom and goth crowd. So, we get a peppy love song. Join me for the breakdown.…
 
Going to #1 for one week on May 23rd 1992 was The Charlatans with Weirdo. This hammond organ heavy, brit pop track was the bands most successful US single release. They went by the name The Charlatans UK in North America as to not confuse them with an earlier psychedelic rock band. Join me for the breakdown.…
 
Hosts for this episode: Dj Tay Ferg, C-Money, Wolf_of_Bk Topics: Is there a disparity between how white WNBA players are covered in the corporate media, verses how black WNBA players are covered, is Mark Jackson the reason why GS became champions, Bill Cosby made his pound cake and ate it too, why is manosphere contend taking off now. Shout outs & …
 
Going to #1 on the week of May 9, 1992 for 2 consecutive weeks was the Bakersfield, California rockers Cracker with their debut single Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now). These guys truly did capture the feel of the time and the emerging Gen X sound. Join me for the breakdown.
 
Finally, a song with lots to talk about. I find it hard to believe that this track only went to #1 on Modern Rock for a single week. It has remained etched into the public music consciousness to this day and many consider it one of the greatest tracks of all time. But this song did not come easy for the group. In fact, it almost resulted in their b…
 
Another some what forgotten song that went on a multi week #1 run. This time it's from the iconic Lou Reed on February 8th, 1992 with his single What's Good going #1 for 3 weeks. A soundtrack song initially, that made it on to his 1991 album Magic and Loss. Join me for a deeper breakdown of what this track is all about.…
 
The final new release single from the legacy alternative band The Talking Heads. This song went to #1 for 1 week on February 1, 1992. Originally composed for a film released in 1991 that was set in the year 2000. Singer David Byrne tried to envision what the music of the near future might sound like. Join me for the breakdown and find out what he d…
 
The second single from Achtung Baby was Mysterious Ways and it went to #1 on Nov 30th, 1991 for 9 consecutive weeks. That is quite the run. The song was actually born out of a studio improv session when the guys couldn't get over how groovy Adam Clayton's bassline was. Join me for the breakdown.
 
The very first #1 for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. A band that has gone on to have 13 different number one chart toppers on Modern Rock, which is the most of any group in chart history. This one topped the chart for 2 consecutive weeks starting the week of October 26, 1991. Join me for the breakdown.
 
Electronic was a supergroup of sorts featuring Bernard Sumner from New Order and Johnny Marr who may be best know as The Smiths lead guitarist. The group often featured prominent guest vocal appearances from other heavyweight peer artists. This song went to #1 on the week of June 22nd, 1991 for 2 consecutive weeks.…
 
Toronto spawned many great New Wave bands in the late 1970's and early 1980's. One of the most prominent in Canadian New Wave music history was the group Blue Peter. Fronted by Paul Humphrey, these guys formed in 1978 and had much success in Canada in the early to mid 1980's. Humphrey recently passed away this April. So let's take a look at the Can…
 
The alternative rock/dance group Jesus Jones went to number 1 on February 9th, 1991 for 5 consecutive weeks with this hopeful song. Inspired by the collapse of the Berlin wall, and used by countless politicians in political campaigns. Join me for the break down of what was the most played song on College Rock Radio in 1991.…
 
There is a rather strong connection between Sarah McLachlan and Industrial music. Her vocals have ended up on a few prominent 80's industrial tracks from Vancouver, BC. Thanks to Nettwerk records her career launched. Tune in to find out the connection between Sarah McLachlan and Industrial music. Audio in the episode 1 - Moev - Alibis 2 - Much Musi…
 
On this episode we take a brief look at the debut album Please from The Pet Shop Boys. Why did the group call the record Please? Why has the album seen a sudden surge in popularity in 2021? What's with the cover design? Tune in an find out. Clips 1) The Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities 2) The Pet Shop Boys - Two Divided By Zero 3) The Pet Shop Boys - …
 
The first single from Stings The Soul Cages album. It was written out of the grief of dealing with the death of his father and is layered with imagery from Stings childhood as well as challenging rituals and cultural tradition. It went to number one on January 26th, 1991 for two consecutive weeks.
 
One of the first punk rock bands to come out of Toronto. The Diodes were really the tale of the band that almost struck it big, but just never quite made it. Episode Clips (In Order) The Diodes - Tired of Waking Up Tired The Diodes - Terminal Rock The Diodes - Dead on Arrival The Diodes - Burn Down Your Daddy's House The Diodes - Photographs From M…
 
It was March 19th, 1990 and Depeche Mode took the world by storm with their 7th studio album. They had been around for over a decade but they finally broke into the mainstream thanks to massive singles like Personal Jesus and Enjoy the Silence. In fact, Depeche Mode were so popular that they inadvertently incited a riot. Join me at this look at Dep…
 
This track by The Happy Monday's was the first song to go number one on Modern Rock in the year 1991. It borrowed heavily from an old Labelle song as well as being great influence by another song from the group Hot Chocolate. The Monday's were all about the groove when putting together this track. Join me for the break down.…
 
The first band to embrace the new wave sound in Canada formed in 1977 in Toronto as part of the art and punk scenes on Queen Street West. Fronted by visual artist Michaele Jordana, The Poles saw much success around the city of Toronto with their single "CN Tower." Clips: 1 - The Poles - Prime Time 2 - Punk Rock in Toronto 76 to 79 interview with Jo…
 
Indie rock group The Railway Children were active in the UK from the mid 1980's. A charting pop hit had always alluded them through a few albums but in 1990 they finally charted in the UK with this song. It also went to #1 on Modern Rock for the week of September 8th, 1990. Join me for the breakdown.…
 
Just around the time The Stooges and MC5 were making a name for themselves across the midwestern United States, Simply Saucer from Hamilton were treading similar ground sonically. This genre became known as "Rust Belt Punk." Join me for the breakdown of one of Canada's first alternative bands.
 
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