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A freeform radio show harnessing the cavalier attitude behind radio when pirate broadcasts were at the height of their notoriety. If your soul's on fire, these tunes are for you.

Dead in the Water Simo Zuppas

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A freeform radio show harnessing the cavalier attitude behind radio when pirate broadcasts were at the height of their notoriety. If your soul's on fire, these tunes are for you.

    "Dead in the Water" #16

    "Dead in the Water" #16

    Welcome back! 2020 is upon us, and a new slate of groovy tunes are here with it. This year I am ramping up my focus to dig deeper for an even wider selection of tracks which thump, rip, tear, and melt your pants right off. Among the usual psychedelic rock & garage focus, this episode has a number of late 60s/early 70s cuts that I hope you find just as toasty as yours truly. Thanks for all the support and I can't wait to deliver next episode, as there were waaaay too many tracks I had to cut from this one. 


    1.) Anything'll Do - Max Pain & The Groovies

    2.) Ramblin'  Gamblin' Man - Bob Seger

    3.) Who Are You? - Ty Segall

    4.) Right/Wrong - Night Beats

    5.) When the Record Skips - T. Hardy Morris

    6.) Amsterdam, The First Days - Brainbox

    7.) Roll On - The Ivory Elephant

    8.) Gloria - The Shivas

    9.) Hang Wire - The Pixies

    10.) Fame - I Hate My Village

    11.) Animal Zoo - Spirit

    12.) Barbarella - Billy Changer

    13.) Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix

    14.) Never Blue - The Night Times

    15.) I Got Burned (ft. Tim Rogers) - The Bamboos

    16.) I Wish I Woulda Known - Flesh Panthers

    17.) Live A Lie - The Raconteurs

    18.) Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot

    19.) 501-415 - The Allah-Lahs

    20.) Loading Zones - Kurt Vile

    21.) Best Clockmaker On Mars - Sturgill Simpson

    22.) Let It Bleed - Goat

    23.) Let It Bleed - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    24.) Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) - The Mamas & The Papas

    25.) Abysmal Urn - Thee Oh Sees

    26.) Need Somebody - Frankie & The Witch Fingers

    27.) I'll Be Lovin' You - Mark Sultan

    28.) Restless - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 

    29.) Two-Headed Shark - The Buttertones

    30.) Roll The Bones - Shakey Graves

    • 1 hr 37 min
    "Dead in the Water" #15 (Christmas Edition)

    "Dead in the Water" #15 (Christmas Edition)

    As we watch the year expire, join me by the fire for some lighthearted Christmas tunes and blues. This has been a fantastic year, and the show will revert back to the usual selection of psychedelic rock in the new year. Until then, grab some eggnog, carve up your ham, and groove along to the likes of Elvis, Darlene Love, and My Morning Jacket. 

    • 55 min
    "Dead in the Water" #14

    "Dead in the Water" #14

    Back in effect with the penultimate episode for 2019, and man what a year it's been. Can't thank you enough for the continued support as I keep this show going strong into 2020. This episode is a short return to form before I drop a Christmas mixtape. New releases from The Raconteurs, The Comet Is Coming, & Sturgill Simpson are among a wider palate of genres than usual; I included a decent amount of funkier tunes in this one so go crazy y'all.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    "Dead in the Water" #13 (Extra Spooky Edition)

    "Dead in the Water" #13 (Extra Spooky Edition)

    Halloween is here, and evil is in the air! Celebrate All Hallow's Eve with this special edition of "Dead in the Water", featuring extra helpings of all things eerie. Recent releases from Ty Segall, Sturgill Simpson, & The Shivas are among a handpicked selection of haunts perfect for any occasion, whether you're summoning spirits or just looking to catch a spooky vibe. Thirteen episodes strong, and yet to repeat a single tune, so you're bound to find a new tune or artist which might pique your interest.

    Huge thanks to all you listeners out there; I've been seeing instances of folks tuning into the show from countries such as (but not limited to): the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Brazil, the Philippines, Jamaica, & Tanzania, so a massive thanks to all you splendid people out there. Any and all feedback in regards to the show is welcome and highly encouraged!


    1.) Slow - Baked Beans

    2.) Drive Your Car - L.A. Witch

    3.) Need Your Fire - The Spyrals

    4.) Ronin - Sturgill Simpson

    5.) Why Walk A Dog? - Jack White

    6.) Just Don't Give Yourself - Dead Coast

    7.) I Sing Them - Ty Segall

    8.) Evil Ways - Black Mountain

    9.) I'm Messed Up - Frankie & The Witch Fingers

    10.) Ninth Night - Wolf People

    11.) "You've Got A Killer Scene There, Man..." - Queens of the Stone Age

    12.) Cactus - Pixies

    13.) Oopma Veruca - Primus

    14.) Ain't Dumbo - Night Beats

    15.) Alter Me II - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    16.) Enrique El Cobrador - Thee Oh Sees

    17.) Sinister Kid - The Black Keys

    18.) Goo Goo Muck - The Cramps

    19.) Yer Blues - The Beatles

    20.) One Horse Race - Los Tones

    21.) Him - Meatbodies

    22.) Hide From the Sun - Goat

    23.) Phantom Feelings - La Luz

    24.) Holland - The Black Angels

    25.) To Bring You My Love - PJ Harvey 

    P.S. - Congrats Nationals!! World Series Champs, never thought I'd see it in my lifetime! 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    "Dead in the Water" #12

    "Dead in the Water" #12

    The good times keep on rollin' with the twelfth release, this time peppered with some extra-new tracks ontop the usual blend of modern & older tunes. This was recorded with a proper popscreen & a boom arm for my microphone, so I hope the audio quality has improved. Those damn plosives. 

    Sit back, grab a drink, turn it up, and tune out. Thanks, and please leave some feedback if you enjoyed the show. Until next time, folks. 


    1.) Indigo Meadow - The Black Angels

    2.) Snickersnee - Thee Oh Sees

    3.) Remember to Breathe - Sturgill Simpson

    4.) Almost Cut My Hair - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    5.) Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones

    6.) Goin' Down - The Mystery Lights

    7.) Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass

    8.) Jenny Loves The Sun - Dead Coast

    9.) My Me - T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks

    10.) I'm In Your Mind - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    11.) I Don't Really Mind - Tame Impala

    12.) It's Over - Ty Segall

    13.) Fire (Live) - Jimi Hendrix

    14.) Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies

    15.) Dial 666 - Night Beats

    16.) Don't Keep Me Wonderin' - Allman Brothers Band

    17.) Bad Kids - Black Lips

    18.) Summertime - Big Brother & The Holding Company

    19.) Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon & War

    20.) She Said, She Said - The Black Keys

    21.) The Real Me - The Who

    22.) Second Walk - John Frusciante 

    23.) All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan

    24.) Lake of Fire (Live) - Nirvana

    25.) Paradise Heights - Natural Child

    26.) Any Color You Like - Pink Floyd 

    27.) Act Naturally - Buck Owens

    28.) Hula Hula Hideout - The Growlers

    29.) Either Way - Wilco 

    • 1 hr 33 min
    "Dead in the Water" #11 (ft. Drew)

    "Dead in the Water" #11 (ft. Drew)

    Special Guest Drew Fagan joins me for another episode of Dead in the Water! Hop in and ride shotgun as we give our best attempt at recreating our time together in college radio. Stoney psychedelic vibes are in abundance this episode as we navigate through the murky waters of rock 'n' roll, funk, blues, gargage rock, or whatever else gets your toe tappin'.

    Can't overstate how amazing it was to have Drew's presence on this release, he is a very talented guy who's taste in music absolutely rivals my own. We sincerely hope to join forces again in order to deliver another high-energy dual host production. 


    1.) Connection Man - Ty Segall

    2.) Curtains?! - Timber Timbre

    3.) Can't Hold On - Black Lips

    4.) All Your Love - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

    5.) Skulldiggin' - Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

    6.) Thing For Trouble - The Growlers

    7.) You're Gonna Miss Me - 13th Floor Elevators

    8.) Blind Owl Speaks - Natural Child

    9.) Share A Little Joke - Jefferson Airplane

    10.) The Vibe - Frankie & The Witch Fingers

    11.) Together Tomorrow - Thee Oh Sees

    12.) Tombstone Shadow - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    13.) Shot Down - Night Beats

    14.) If You Have Ghosts - Roky Erickson & The Aliens

    15.) Wars - Dead Coast

    16.) Gonna Leave You - Queens of the Stone Age

    17.) Red House - Jimi Hendrix Experience

    18.) Mars For The Rich - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    19.) I Need A Man To Love - Big Brother & The Holding Company

    20.) Gimme Some Lovin' - The Blues Brothers

    21.) I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations

    22.) Sweet Thang - Shuggie Otis

    23.) The Man In Me - Bob Dylan

    24.) Tall Flowers - Send Medicine

    25.) Olivia - Washed Out

    26.) Voodoo Lady - Ween

    27.) 405 - Wildest Dreams

    • 1 hr 37 min

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