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The War On Drugs' Adam Granduciel Shares His Favorite Live Tracks

The War On Drugs Guest DJ on World Cafe

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The War On Drugs' Adam Granduciel takes over the board in this episode.

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Playlist

  • War on Drugs, "Red Eyes"
  • Bob Dylan, "Love Minus Zero"
  • Nirvana, "On a Plain"
  • Neil Young, "Thrasher"
  • Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, "Man of the World"
  • REM, "Electrolyte"

That energy of a live concert, it's enough to give you goosebumps, isn't it? You might be itching to get back to a show — and so are The War On Drugs. When the band started putting together its recent live album, LIVE DRUGS, its members had no idea they still wouldn't be touring by its release date in the fall of 2020. Here's frontman Adam Granduciel:

"By the time it came out in November, it felt even more intense. Just listening to it, and thinking about playing live, and, you know, hoping we can get back to that camaraderie of playing and witnessing music." 

The excitement, the feeling of the crowd, never knowing exactly what will happen on stage: that's the magic The War on Drugs captured on LIVE DRUGS. And it's a magic Adam Granduciel shares as he plays you five of his favorite live tracks from other artists in this guest DJ set.

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