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Rex Bob Lowenstein by Mark Germino and the Sluggers

September 30, 2010

Rex Bob Lowenstein
Written by Mark Germino and Performed by Mark Germino and The Sluggers.

A paean to a mythical disc jockey, Rex Bob Lowenstein represents a rapidly fading or possibly vanished time when radio disc jockeys infused personality in the music they played. Full of gusto and bathed in real love for great radio, Germino performs the song as a fist-pumping rejection of all things corporate infringing on musical freedom. Rex Bob Lowenstein plays John Henry against the steam shovel of programmed radio and the Clear Channels of the world.