Fireball XL5 is the name of an indie-pop show hosted by Frank Seglenieks that for 18 years was on CKMS 100.3 FM Radio Waterloo. However, as a result of a format change in mid-2008, Fireball XL5 is now heard only as a podcast.

Of course I stole the name of the show from the 60s British Supermarionation program, which featured puppets kind of like the movie Team America.

I play alternative music that usually classified as indie-pop with the occasional feature on a particular artist or theme as well as discussions on pop culture topics of the day. I start off each show with the best song that I have heard since the last

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

Friday, March 5, 1999

March 5, 1999

For this past show I was joined by Garth Wittich of the now defunkt group
Finnigan's Tongue (formerly War Wagon), according to Garth it was a
peaceful split with the burden of weekly practices being too much without
the sense that the band was moving forward. The break up was finalized
when lead singer Mike Wirt announced he was moving to Ottawa at the end of
his summer where his girlfriend just got a job.

But enough about that, I asked Garth to bring with him a sample of what he
is listening to now, his response were the recent albums by Boards of
Canada, an American electronica band released on Matador records, which
doesn't seem to fit with most of the bands on that record label and his
other album was by Archers of Loaf, an album he described as hard to get
into as it differs greatly from their previous material.

We obviously talked a lot as we only played 22 songs, one of the subjects
was the video for the new Fatboy Slim song 'Praise You', both of us had
been told about it but at the time neither of us had seen it. The next
morning I did end up seening the video and yes it is pretty fucked up and

Fireball XL5 Playlist March 5/1999

The Rubber Dinosaurs - Lonely Girl
Stephanie Earp - Portland Maine
Cecil Seaskull - Friends Again
Grievous Angels - Thunderbird Town
Inconnu - Yukon Song
Legion of Green Men - Owls in the Apple Tree
Chris Murphy - Blowin the Horn
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Kool & the Gang - Ladies Night
Morphine - You^Òre and Artist
Bob the Singing Bass Player - Strickly Local
Hank Dogs - Let Go
Smog - 37 Push ups
Boards of Canada - Rue the Whirl
Dimitri from Paris - Love Love Mode
Archers of Loaf - Fashion Bleeds
Buddy Rich - Beat Goes On
Hugh Cornwell - Black hair, Black Eyes, Black Suit
The Stranglers - G.m.B.H.
Paul Westerberg - Best Thing that Never Happened
The Replacements - Answering Machine
David Sinclair - Past Progressions

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