Becky Ebenkamp and Nikki Kreuzer – Bubblegum & Other Delights (08.26.18)

Writers Becky Ebenkamp and Nikki Kreuzer (Imagine Betty and Veronica without that pesky Archie to fight over…) are the pop culture pundits who serve as your musical apologists on Bubblegum & Other Delights,’s Sunday night radio show dedicated to the much-maligned, sugary-sweet musical genre that is the true innocent victim of fake news. With humor, smarts and great attention to detail, the hosts lead listeners on a cruise through a candy land of sugary-sweet songs crafted by the Brill Building’s best and performed by pseudonym-slinging session musicians—tunes crammed full of innocence-sounding, double-entendre lyrics that melt in your mouth, not in your hands.

And don’t fret, diabetics, because the “Other Delights” portions of the show is reserved for power pop, soul, punk, novelty, garage, sunshine pop, psych, glitter rock and other complementary genres. Those who don’t see a common thread between the 1910 Fruitgum Company and the Ramones will soon as we pull it and seduce you with our guilty musical pleasures…

Nikki was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. but has lived half her life in Los Angeles. A music history obsessor, writer, mosaic artist, photographer, song writer, bass player and actress, she seeks the extraordinary in everyday life at every chance she gets.

Becky grew up in the suburbs of L.A., but desperately longed to live in a “real” city. She went to college in San Francisco, and worked as a magazine journalist in New York, but after excavating every hidden, suburban strip mall tiki bar and depleting those cities’ thrift shops of their vintage clothing and precious vinyl she realized there’s no place like home. Thanks, Dorothy.

Fasten your seat belts—it’s gonna be a chewy ride!

      Becky Ebenkamp and Nikki Kreuzer - Bubblegum & Other Delights (08.26.18)


Opening theme:
Cattanooga Cats Theme by The Cattanooga Cats

Feelin’ So Good by The Archies
Yummy Love  by Lancelot Link & the Evolution Revolution
Kiddie A Go-Go  by Pandora and The Males

I’m Gonna Blow You A Kiss In The Wind by Boyce & Hart
Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon by Paul Revere & The Raiders
Funny Funny by Sweet
Let Me Bring You Up by Ron Dante
Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Josie & The Pussycats
You Created A Monster by The Munsters

Goody Goody Gumdrops  by The 1910 Fruitgum Company
El Extrano Del Pelo Largo by Pintura Fresca
(I’m Not An) Indian Giver by Chee Chee and Peppy
Wig-Wam Bam by Sweet
Indian Giver by The Ramones
Banana Splits by The Dickies

It’s Cold Outside by Stiv Bators
Heaven Only Knows by Redd Kross
She’s Not There by Tim Curry
Sha La La La Lee by Plastic Bertrand
Roxy Roller by Nick Gilder

Crimson and Clover by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
May I Take A Giant Step (Into Your Heart) by Jim Laspesa With Michael Quercio
Josie & The Pussycats Theme by Juliana Hatfield and Tanya Donnelly
Teenage Rebel by Giuda

No Matter What Sign You Are by The Supremes
I’ll Be Late For Tea by Blossom Toes
Love Tunnel by Chubby Checker
Sugar Town by Nancy Sinatra
Soul Pad by The Coasters
Tandoori Chicken by Ronnie Spector

Closing theme:
Treat Me Like A Good Piece Of Candy by Dusk