Emotional Rescue is a fun and often funky exploration of all things 1970-1980, with plenty of air time given to pop, disco, soul, funk, punk, reggae, Afrobeat, New Wave, classic rock, and even some occasional jazz.  Andy Miles hosts.  


1. The Electric Light Orchestra "Evil Woman
2. Pete Townsend "Let My Love Open The Door"
3. Prince "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
4. Sugarhill Gang "Rapper's Delight"
5. Siouxsie and the Banshees "Christine"
6. U2 "I Will Follow"
7. Joy Division "Dead Souls"
8. Elvis Costello & The Attractions "Less Than Zero"
9. Brian Eno "The True Wheel"
10. Genesis "Carpet Crawlers"
11. Steely Dan "Any Major Dude"
12. Minnie Riperton "Les Fleurs"
13. John Cale "Mr. Wilson"
14. Can "Red Hot Indians"
15. Miles Davis "Honkey Tonk"



Andy Miles hosts Depth of Field, a mix of news, music and conversation concerning things Transistor and beyond, Bring Your Own Beat, Dead FlowersEmotional Rescue and 15 Songs. For Transistor Radio he also engineers and edits talk shows Always Andersonville Monthly and The White City Cinema Radio Hour and previously handled those duties for Cine-Cast, The Silent K, The Roundtable and Culturetopia. Working in collaboration with MISSD (the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin), he also records, edits, and hosts the Akathisia Stories podcast. He has written for various publications on the arts, history & culture, made audio documentaries, worked in radio and public television, owned and operated a company specializing in congressional hearing and think tank transcripts, and from 2009-2018 owned Transistor. Born near Chicago and currently residing in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, he has also called Madison, Washington, D.C., and Berlin home. He holds a bachelors degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has played drums and bass in a bunch of bands. (Photo credit: Patty Wetli)


1. "Aretha Franklin "Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Going To Do)" (1974)
2. Earth Wind & Fire "September" (1978)
3. Kiki Gyan "Disco Dancer" (1979)
4. Jean-Jacques Perrey "E.V.A." (1970)
5. Paul McCartney & Wings "Band on the Run" (1973)
6. Fleetwood Mac "I Don't Want To Know" (1977)
7. Funkadelic "Back In Our Minds" (1971)
8. Sly & The Family Stone "Everybody Is A Star" (1970)
9. John Holt "Ali Baba" (1973)
10. John Lennon & Yoko Ono "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him" (1980)
11. Shuggie Otis "Sparkle City" (1974)
12. Bill Withers "Lovely Day" (1977)
13. Al Green "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" (1974)
14. Stevie Wonder "Please Don't Go" (1974)

15. Nick Drake "At the Chime of a City Clock" (1972)
16. The Velvet Underground "Jack & Jane" (1973)
17. The Rolling Stones "Dance (Pt. 1)" (1980)
18. Alex Chilton "Can't Seem To Make You Mine" (1978)
19. Off Broadway "Stay In Time" (1979)
20. Slits "New Town" (1979)
21. Roxy Music "Same Old Scene" (1980)
22. John Cale "Cleo" (1970)
23. Patti Smith "Kimberly" (1975)
24. Bruce Springsteen "New York Serenade" (1973)
25. Herbie Hancock "Watermelon Man" (1972)

1. Nick Lowe "Tonight" (1979)
2. Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light" (1972)
3. Queen "Killer Queen" (1974)
4. Peter Gabriel "Modern Love" (1977)
5. The Staples Singers "I'll Take You There" (1972)
6. The Rolling Stones "All Down the Line" (1972)
7. Gang of Four "Natural's Not In It" (1979)
8. Graham Parker and the Rumour "Local Girls" (1979)
9. The Clash "Spanish Bombs" (1979)
10. Joni Mitchell "Trouble Child" (1974)
11. Shuggie Otis "Things We Like To Do" (1977)
12. Roy Ayers "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" (1976)
13. Michael Jackson "Off the Wall" (1979)
14. Eddie Kendricks "Keep on Truckin'" (1973)
15. Paul McCartney "Bluebird" (1973)

1. Bruce Springsteen "Tenth Avenue Freezeout" (1975)
2. David Bowie "Aladdin Sane" (1973)
3. Robert Palmer "Johnny and Mary" (1980)
4. Talking Heads "Warning Sign" (1978)
5. Lipps Inc. "Funkytown" (1979)
6. Jermaine Jackson "Erucu" (1975)
7. Equatics "Merry Go Round" (1972)
8. Darondo "Didn't I" (1972)
9. John Lennon "Bless You" (1974)
10. Pink Floyd "San Tropez" (1971)
11. The Kinks "Apeman" (1970)
12. Stephen Stills "Isn't It About Time" (1973)
13. Faust "Jennifer" (1973)
14. The Alan Parsons Project "Time" (1980)
15. Tom Waits "Blue Valentines" (1978)

1. Aretha Franklin "Rock Steady" (1972)
2. Al Green "Take Me To The River" (1974)
3. Althea & Donna "Uptown Top Rating" (1978)
4. Anita Ward "Ring My Bell (original radio version)" (1979)
5. Led Zeppelin "Out on the Tiles" (1970)
6. Eric Clapton "Mainline Florida" (1974)
7. The Grateful Dead "Good Lovin'" (1978)
8. Paul Simon "St. Judy's Comet" (1973)
9. Electric Light Orchestra "Strange Magic" (1975)
10. The B-52s "6060-842" (1979)
11. Patti Smith "Redondo Beach" (1975)
12. The Jam "That' Entertainment" (1980)
13. The Cure "Grinding Halt" (1979)
14. XTC "Life Begins At The Hop" (1979)
15. Fela Kuti "Sorrow Tears and Blood" (1977)

1. Shuggie Otis "Inspiration Information"
2. Chic "I Want Your Love"
3. Prince "I Feel For You"
4. Earth, Wind & Fire "Shining Star"
5. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Don't Do Me Like That"
6. Squeeze "Cool for Cats"
7. David Bowie "TVC15"
8. Nick Lowe "36 Inches High"
9. Can "Hunters and Collectors"
10. Funkadelic "You and Your Folks"
11. Donny Hathaway "The Ghetto"
12. Black Merda "That's the Way It Goes"
13. Jimmy Cliff "The Harder They Come"
14. Steely Dan "My Old School"
15. Pharoah Sanders "Astral Traveling"

1. Traffic "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone" 
2. The Clash "Police and Thieves"
3. Wire "Mannequin" 
4. Roxy Music "Three and Nine"
5. Stevie Wonder "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" 
6. Sly and the Family Stone "If You Want Me To Stay" 
7. King Tubby "Take Five"
8. Curtis Mayfield "Pusherman"
9. Paul Simon "Late in the Evening"
10. John Lennon "Mind Games" 
11. George Harrison "Give Me Love" 
12. Lijadu Sisters "Life's Gone Down Low" 
13. Ebo Taylor "Will You Promise" 
14. Fleetwood Mac "Heroes Are Hard To Find"   
15. Rolling Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
16. John Handy "Hard Work" 
17. Eddie Hendricks "My People ... Hold On" 
18. Roy Ayers "We Live in Brooklyn" 
19. Talking Heads "Born Under Punches" 
20. Idris Muhammad "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This"