The Hear and Now

Winter Fund Drive Special: Songs about truth and lies — The Hear and Now – March 9, 2017

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With Bonnie Simmons co-hosting with Derk Richardson in the first hour, we explore themes of lies, liars, and the truth, with birthday nods to Townes Van Zandt, Arthur Lee, John Cale, Matthew Fisher, Robin Trower, Harvey Mandel, and Edie Brickell, and to the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico.


Songs about truth and liesand a few birthday nods
The EaglesLyin' EyesThe Very Best of the EaglesWarner Bros.
The Rolling StonesLiesSome GirlsABKCO
The KnickerbockersLiesNuggets (box)Rhino
John LennonHow Do You SleepGimme Some Truth (box)Capitol
LordeGreen LightsingleUniversal
Townes Van Zandt (birthday)Our Mother the MountainPancho & LeftyAtom
Love (Arthur Lee birthday)Maybe the People Would Be the Time or Between Clark and HilldaleForever ChangesElektra
The Velvet Underground (John Cale birthday)Sunday MorningThe Velvet Underground & NicoPolydor
Edie Brickell (birthday) & Steve MartinAlways WillSo FamiliarRounder
Matthew Fisher (birthday)Going for a SongJourney's EndRCA (vinyl)
Robin Trower (birthday)I Can't Stand ItTwice Removed from YesterdayChrysalis (vinyl)
Harvey Mandel (birthday)Baby BatterSnake PitTompkins Square Records
Dave MasonOnly You Know and I KnowAlone TogetherBlue Thumb (vinyl)
Derek & the DominoesTell the TruthLayla and Other Assorted Love SongsPolyldor
John LennonGimme Some TruthGimme Some Truth (box)Capitol
Big StarDon't Lie to Me#1 RecordStax
Swamp DoggSynthetic WorldThe Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg Vol. 1SDEG Records
Randy NewmanThe World Isn't FairBad LoveDreamworks
The KinksPowermanLola versus Powerman and the MoneygoroundESM
King Crimson21st Century Schizoid ManIn the Court of the Crimson KingDGM
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