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Steel Belted Free Range

Tonight, a show I’ve been think­ing about doing since I start­ed at UMFM, a begin­ners’ guide to Rheo­sta­t­ics. One of my favourite bands of all time, and a band that changed my life for­ev­er, Rheo­sta­t­ics albums don’t always jump out at new lis­ten­ers — some­times they’re a bit hard to get into. Tonight’s show culls some of the most amaz­ing and acces­si­ble songs by one of Canada’s most leg­endary and respect­ed bands, in hon­our of their near-Rhe­union in Toron­to this week.

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Rheostatics C The Ballad of Wendel Clark Parts I and II Greatest Hits
Rheostatics C Ditch Pigs Greatest Hits
Rheostatics C Record Body Count Melville
Rheostatics C Horses Melville
Rheostatics C Self Serve Gas Station Whale Music

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Rheostatics C King of the Past Whale Music
Rheostatics C Take Me in your Hand Introducing Happiness
Rheostatics C Me and Stupid Introducing Happiness
Rheostatics C Seven Music Inspired by the Group of Seven
Rheostatics C Bad Time to Be Poor The Blue Hysteria
Rheostatics C The Royal Albert (Joey 2) Double Live
Rheostatics C Song of Flight Double Live
Rheostatics C Loving Arms (w/Sarah Harmer) The Story of Harmelodia

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Rheostatics C Easy to Be with You The Story of Harmelodia
Rheostatics C Mumbletypeg Night of the Shooting Stars
Rheostatics C P.I.N. Night of the Shooting Stars
Rheostatics C Marginalized 2067
Rheostatics C Stolen Car The Nightlines Sessions
Rheostatics C R.D.A. Green Sprouts Music Week 1993