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, December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016

Again burning through some songs I've had around for a while, that's why the last set is a bit disjointed.

Best song I heard since the last show: Zipper Club - Going The Distance, see the video here:

Links from the show:

See the super funky video for Narada Michael Walden's I Shoulda Loved Ya here:

Here is a video with the english translation for Jacques Dutronc's Les cactus:

You can download the latest show directly here:

For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 23, 2016
TALK - Theme
Zipper Club - Going The Distance
Secret Meadow - Water In The Flowing River
Floor Cry - Strawberry Milkshake
Dungeons and Dragons - Hi Pierrot
The bv's - A Ray
D Train - You're The One For Me
The Galleria - Calling Card
Shades of Love - Keep In Touch (Body To Body)
Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya\
The Charmaines - I Idolize You
The Bayonets - Sucker For Love
Bearcats - New Friends\
Ash - Shining Lights
Joe Bataan - Chick-A-Boom
Jacques Dutronc - Les Cactus 67's
TALK - Random Ending
Bleached - Lovespells

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Best albums of 2016

Fireball XL5 Best albums of 2016

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Red Sleeping Beauty - Kristina

2. Chairlift - Moth

3. Starry Eyed Cadet - Places We Don't Belong

4. The Goon Sax - Up To Anything

5. Flowers - Everybody's Dying To Meet You

6. Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing

7. The Magic - NightFalling

8. Sea Pinks - Soft Days

9. The Radio Dept.- Running out of Love

10. The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset

11. Ice Choir - Designs in Rhythm

12. Cristina Queseda - You Are The One

13. Jessy Lanza - Oh No

14. Scenic World - Synths & Sensibilities

15. Bleached - Welcome The Words @HelloBleached

Friday, December 9, 2016

Best singles of 2016

Fireball XL5 Best singles of 2016

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Golden Age of Reason - Summer Days

2. Youngr - Out Of My System 

3. Fluir & Jesse Marantz - I've Gotta Have You

4. Yumi Yumi Hip Hop - Enamorats

5. Chairlift - Romeo

6. Starry Eyed Cadet - Worlds Collide

7. Kero Kero Bonito - Break

8. Nice As Fuck - Door

9. Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate

10. Bleached-Keep On Keepin' On

11. Sea Pinks - Ordinary Daze

12. Scenic World - Star Stuff

13. Tacocat - I Hate the Weekend

14. Mass Gothic - Every Night You've Got To Save Me

15. Frankie Cosmos - Floated In

16. The Magic - Gotta Keep Moving

17. Cristina Quesada-When I'm an Aeroplane

18. Niki & The Dove - You Want The Sun

19. Ice Choir - Designs In Rhythm

20. Sunflower Bean - Easier