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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Tunes So Great They're SCARY!
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café. Hey welcome to episode 63, I’m your host Scott Clark. Cover tunes. You know, the art of taking an original tune and re-interpreting it for the next generation. Some are so-so. But some cover tunes are so good that they’re arguably better than the original recording. This time the Sonic Café has pulled together an eclectic mix of cover tunes that are so good… they’re scary. Listen for covers from Filter, Tom Waits, Ivy, The Ministry of Silly Ska, Bruce Lash and more. And later, stand-up comedy from Jim Breuer. Listen as Jim demonstrates how AC/DC can cover any song and make it rock… even the Hokey Pokey. Cover tunes so great they’re scary. This time from that little café on the coast… We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Have A Cigar
Artist: Primus
LP: Miscellaneous Debris
Yr: 1992
Song 2: Lady Madonna
Artist: Pot Liquor
LP: Levee Blues
Yr: 1970
Song 3: One Is The Lonliest Number
Artist: Filter
LP: The X-Files: The Album
Yr: 1998
Song 4: (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Artist: Bruce Lash
LP: Prozak For Lovers
Yr: 2004
Song 5: In The Summertime
Artist: Devendra Banhart
Yr: 2008
Song 6: Downtown Train
Artist: Tom Waits
LP: Rain Dogs
Yr: 1985
Song 7: The Sound Of Silence
Artist: Disturbed
LP: Immortalized
Yr: 2015
Song 8: Only A Fool Would Say That
Artist: Ivy
LP: Me, Myself & Irene
Yr: 2000
Song 9: Higher Ground
Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
LP: Greatest Hits
Yr: 2003
Song 10: AC/DC - Hokey Pokey
Artist: Jim Breuer
Song 11: Sweet Child O'Mine
Artist: Ministry of Silly Ska
LP: Ministry of Silly Ska
Yr: 2016
Song 12: Addicted To Love
Artist: Ciccone Youth
LP: The Whitey Album [Remastered 2006]
Yr: 1988
Song 13: Hungry Like The Wolf
Artist: Reel Big Fish
LP: Sold Out E.P.
Yr: 2016
Song 14: The Hurdy Gurdy Man
Artist: Butthole Surfers
LP: Piouhgd
Yr: 1990
Song 15: Lo Strano Vizio Della Signora Wardh - Seq. 25
Artist: Nora Orlandi
LP: Lo Strano Vizio Della Signora Wardh (2011 Remastered Limited Edition)
Yr: 1970

The Sonic Cafe features an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing 30 to 60 years of content within each episode.

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves music, comedy and pop culture rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner. All announcer voiceovers are presented over the background noise of a busy cafe with references made to the café environment to create a theatre of the mind experience for listeners.

The program actually does originate from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.

Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.

All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.

Original syndication date was 7/22/2016. At that time 31 shows had already been produced (over six months of content) with new episodes produced weekly. A new episode is released each week. You can confidently add The Sonic Cafe to your schedule knowing that a backlog of shows is already produced awaiting weekly release.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. The Sonic Café can also be streamed from MixCloud (

Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

Pre-recorded Sonic Cafe promos are available to promote the show on your station. Each is roughly :24 seconds in length with time left to tag local broadcast day and time. We are also happy to produce custom promos, station IDs, etc. Contact us via email to request promo files. Also please let us know if you pick-up the program on your station so we can announce it on our Facebook page.

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