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[posted playlist] Adam 12's final show on WFNX

It's been five days since ADAM 12's final broadcast last week on WFNX 101.7 FM, the result of the sale of the alt-rock station's FM frequency to Clear Channel, and people both online and IRL are still talking about it. Most likely a result of people constantly asking him what he played -- he's probably gotten a bunch of questions like "Hey, what was that awesome song you spun at 4pm?!?!"' -- this afternoon the on-air host posted his entire five-hour playlist. And it's a doozy, ranging from hardcore to folk, retro to modern, and from Boston and beyond.  

"It was a freeform experience," Adam 12 told me over the weekend for an FNX feature set to run in Thursday's Boston Phoenix. "It was very rewarding, it was very positive, and people responded to it. I had a small stack of songs I brought into the studio with me, and over five hours I played this and that, but if something else felt right I played that instead." 

After Thursday's broadcast, much was made of his last three selections -- Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into The Dark," Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin,'" and Buffalo Tom's "Taillights Fade" -- which didn't leave a dry eye in the house.

“The last three songs found me,” he said. “I had no intention of going that route, but those three bubbled to the surface, and I felt they represented the overall WFNX experience. Death Cab was the new 'FNX, Dylan — that was so fucking apropos of the time, and for the old guard of 'FNX, where you’d hear the Cure into Bob Dylan in the '80s. And Buffalo Tom, 'Taillights Fade,' it’s a song I hear and immediately think of the radio station. There’s a lot of personal history there as well.”

Adam 12, we salute you. Here's the full playlist:

WFNX FREEFORM FINALE

2pm
Frank Turner - I Still Believe
Morphine - Thursday
Refused - New Noise
Beastie Boys - Pass The Mic
The Clash - Know Your Rights
Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray
Schtum - Skydiver Wheat - Don't I Hold You
The Replacements - Bastards Of Young
Surfer Blood - Swim
Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
Ramones - We Want The Airwaves
Elvis Costello - Radio Radio
Band Of Horses - The Funeral

3pm
Fugazi - Waiting Room
Dropkick Murphys - Get Up
Street Dogs - In Defense Of Dorchester
Nirvana - Verse Chorus Verse
Against Me! - Thrash Unreal
King Missile - Detachable Penis
Nada Surf - Always Love
Beck - Jackass
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Quicksand - Fazer
Failure - Stuck On You

4p
The Black Keys - Girl Is On My Mind
The Black Keys - Grown So Ugly
Belly - Superconnected
Deftones - Sextape
The Sheila Divine - Hum
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Sugar - My Favorite Thing
Bob Mould - See A Little Light
Local Natives - Airplanes
Dinosaur Jr. - Start Chopping
Darkbuster - Gurley' Cellphone Number
Face To Face - Disconnected

5p
Jose Gonzalez - Hearbeats
Mumford & Sons - Unfinished Business
Superdrag - September Gurls
Social Distortion - Ring Of Fire
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
Sunny Day Real Estate - In Circles
Superchunk - The First Part
Hum - Stars Guided By Voices - I Am A Tree
At The Drive-In - One Armed Scissor
Pixies - Tame
Bad Religion - New Dark Ages

6p
MC 900 Ft. Jesus - The City Sleeps
Frightened Rabbit - Old Old Fashioned
Spoon - Trouble Comes Running
Daft Punk - One More Time
Justice vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends
Pearl Jam - Footsteps
Radiohead - Let Down
Elbow - Switching Off
Sebadoh - Skull
Guided By Voices - Drinker's Peace
Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Bob Dylan - These Times They Are a-Changin'
Buffalo Tom - Taillights Fade

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