Crap From The Past

There's a lot of crap on the radio,

but there's only one

 

Crap From The Past

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you know all the words to every pop hit from the 1970s and '80s?

Do the terms "Hot 100", "white-label promo", and "please request by number" set your heart aflutter?

Do your friends run screaming from the room when you explain that the three guys named Taylor in Duran Duran weren't really related?

Then it's time you tuned in to Crap From The Past, the pop music show for people who already know plenty about pop music.

Host Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber has a soft spot for everything original in pop music, from the dizzying heights (Stevie Wonder, Tears For Fears, Holly Knight, Crowded House, Marshall Crenshaw, Jason Falkner...), to the stultifying depths (Stars on 45, MC Hammer, the Ethel Merman Disco Album, Milli Vanilli, anything on Kid Stuff Records...), to the spellbindingly odd (Peter Cetera singing in Japanese?!?).

As the old saying goes, "There's a lot of crap on the radio, but there's only one Crap From The Past."

Our mission statement, in Haiku form:

Pop music for those

Who already know plenty

About pop music

A more tangible description, in non-Haiku form:

Crap From The Past ...

  • is a weekly, ninety-minute-long radio show
  • originates from KFAI-FM in Minneapolis
  • airs on Friday nights at 10:30
  • is hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber
  • is effectively a graduate-level course in pop music
  • started in January, 1992
  • has held its Friday night slot since October, 2002
  • has been syndicated worldwide since November, 2002

Requests and whatnot can be sent to ron@crapfromthepast.com.

There's interesting discussion at Crap From The Past's Facebook page. Really, it's best to go there, since it's updated FAR more frequently than this page...

Listing of all the Crap From The Past playlists to date:

Friday nights on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

Sunday nights on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis: 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

Internet only on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis: 1999 | 1998

Wednesday afternoons on WRUR-FM/Rochester: 1997 | 1996

Friday nights on KXCI-FM/Tucson: 1995 | 1994

Wednesday evenings on KAMP/Tucson: 1993

Thursday afternoons on KAMP/Tucson: 1992

Friday afternoons on WRUR-FM/Rochester: 1992


Recent Playlists

4/19/2013 Crap From The Past

Snow

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4/12/2013 Crap From The Past

Double-play two-fer something-or-other

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4/5/2013 Crap From The Past

Pledge drive

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3/29/2013 Crap From The Past

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please stand by.

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3/22/2013 Crap From The Past

Beatles, you say?

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3/15/2013 Crap From The Past

Putting the extra E at the end of Pop music

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3/8/2013 Crap From The Past

Show was preempted this week, so this is a custom mix I made for Salon Saloon for Feb 2013

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3/1/2013 Crap From The Past

A-quester? No. B-quester? No. C-quester! And a re-quester, too!

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2/22/2013 Crap From The Past

That Squeeze song sounds like One Headlight

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2/15/2013 Crap From The Past

Buncha Chip Taylor songs

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