Skip to content

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-07-11: Miss Murgatroid

July 9, 2018


In today’s 2008 archival selection from the Accordion Noir Classic back stacks, Bruce got a chance to match wits with one of his most longstanding alt-accordion idols, San Francisco’s onetime queen of effects pedal squeezebox dissonance, Miss Murgatroid, as she launched her latest album (“Hearts and Daggers”) in collaboration with rising star Petra Hayden… and setting the stage for her emergence from solo accordion retirement and feature set at the 2014 Accordion Noir Festival. But we get ahead of ourselves here, this recording still very much dates to the period where we would very politely ask her to please come play every year and she would laugh at such a ridiculous proposal and decline. Accordion Noir: very gradually making the ridiculous an historical inevitability!

At its original online home this episode set the alt-accordion podcast charts on fire with some 3703 downloads; you can judge its worth for yourself by checking it out at its new online “forever home” at the Internet Archive. And to help prove that we can make it worth your while, here’s the episode’s playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: July 11, 2008, With special guest Alicia Rose, aka Miss Murgatroid!

This episode’s “cover” is… Hearts and Daggers, the new album by Miss Murgatroid and Petra Haden! It’s being released in Canada tomorrow, August 19th! (Already available in the States.) Line up to get one like for a new cell-phone. File Under Music is the fabulous label, (and they’re Canadian too.)


Song – Artist – Album (date)
Another Day – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)
Hummingbird – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)
Railroad To Kali – Miss Murgatroid – Through Alien Empires (1997)
Something’s Wrong – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)
Tire Treadmill – Miss Murgatroid – Methyl Ethyl Key Tones (1993)
Interview with Miss Murgatroid! (pt. 1)
Fade Away – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)
Interview with Miss Murgatroid! (pt. 2)
We Formulate – Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Hearts and Daggers (2008)

The early Murgatroid records are pretty rare. We go that extra kilometer to share them with you here on Accordion Noir!

(Did you catch the tiny fragment of We Formulate I dropped at the beginning of Hummingbird? Oops.)


Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: