Ep 678: Don Dixon on Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Celebrating the Winston-Salem Sound

Written by on April 17, 2021

Listen to “Ep 678 Hour 1: Music from Josef K, Paul Carrack, Camper Van Beethoven and more” on Spreaker. Listen to “Ep 678 Hour 2: Don Dixon on Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Celebrating the Winston-Salem Sound” on Spreaker.

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This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Producer, Musician, Innovator (and sometimes actor) Don Dixon talks with Chris about a new live album featuring him, Chris Stamey, Mitch Easter and several people out of the Winston-Salem music scene of the late 70s and 80s titled: Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Celebrating the Winston-Salem Sound. It’s a live recording of a special 2018 concert featuring members of what has been dubbed “The Combo Corner.”

The album is due out on May 7th; the performance featured original members of bands including Arrogance, Little Diesel, Sacred Irony, and Rittenhouse Square —including Mitch Easter (Let’s Active); Peter Holsapple, Will Rigby, and Chris Stamey (the dB’s); singers Don Dixon, Dale Smith, Lynn Blakey, Bob Northcott; and many others — as they played together on May 12, 2018, at Winston-Salem’s Ramkat club. With the added excellence of the Occasional Orchestra (live strings, percussion, and brass), music direction by Doug Davis (Vagabond Saints’ Society), and stops along the way for affectionate renditions of then-favorites by Bubble Puppy, the Easybeats, the Music Machine, the Electric Prunes, the Beatles, and even Kool and the Gang, there is a lot for music lovers to appreciate in Yesterday’s Tomorrow.

We also play tracks from Josef K, Adrian Bellew, Noiseworks, Blondie and more classic alternative artists

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