Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Brothers Show

This week's theme was brothers as my brother was visiting and I brought him in to co-host with me as I played various 'brother' bands and related tunes.

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Mark Burgess - Our Soul, Lost Soul, Brother And Fool (Zima Junction, 1993)
The Finn Brothers - Won't Give In (Everyone Is Here, 2004)
The Pernice Brothers - Bechamel (Goodbye, Killer, 2010)
Joe, Marc's Brother - She's Gonna Be My Girl (V/A - Yellow Pills Vol. 4, 1997)
The Elvis Brothers - Movin' Up (Movin' Up, 1983)
Hudson Brothers - So You Are A Star (Hollywood Situation, 1974)
The Paley Brothers - Come Out And Play (V/A - DIY: Come Out And Play, 1993 - originally released in 1978)
The Long Ryders - He Can Hear His Brother Calling (Anthology, 1998)
Jeff Tweedy - Please Tell My Brother (live) (bootleg, 1998)
Deadstring Brothers - Sacred Heart (V/A - Bloodied But Unbowed, 2006)
The Visitors - Brother John (Do The Pop! Redux Vol. 1, 2008 - originally released in 1980)
Radio Birdman - The Brotherhood Of Al Wazah (Zeno Beach, 2006)
Mongolian Brothers - Meet Their Match In The Man Mountain (live) (V/A - The Last Rhumba, 1983)
The Alpaca Brothers - Hey Man (V/A - Flying Nun 25th Anniversary, 2006 - originally released in 1986)
The Organ - Brother (Grab That Gun, 2004)
The Waco Brothers - Nothing At All (Freedom And Weep, 2005)
Jon Langford - Tubby Brothers (Skull Orchard, 1998)
The Brotherhood Of Lizards - Market Day (Lizardland, 1989)
Containe - Your Brother's A Star (Only Cowards Walk Like Cowards, 1996)
Firewater - Banghra Bros. (The Golden Hour, 2008)
Hugo Largo - 4 Brothers (Mettle, 1989)
Keene Brothers - You Must Engage (Blues And Boogie Shoes, 2006)
Fowler Brothers with Stanard Ridgway - The Cannon Song (V/A - Lost In The Stars, 1985)
Flying Alphonso Brothers - Video Date (V/A - Bouquet Of Steel, 1980)
The Fink Brothers - Mutants In Mega City One (Mutants In Mega City One EP, 1985)
The Dangerous Brothers - Secret Seven (V/A - The Circus Comes To Town, 1981)
Riotous Brothers - No Justice (V/A - Is The War Over?, 1979)
Strangelove - The Runaway Brothers (Strangelove, 1997)
Poundcake - Big Brother Dandeline (Aloha Via Satellite, 1996)
The Bitter Springs - Addison Brothers (From The Parish Of Arthritis, 1997)
Tours - Jimmy's Younger Brother (Album Of The Year, 2009)
Shock Headed Peters - I, Bloodbrother Be (4,000 Pound Love Letter) (V/A - Rough Trade Shops - Post Punk 01, 2003 - originally released in 1984)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Show

This week's show is a tribute to winter in all it's cold, snowy glory. Bring on the longer days and the snowstorms!

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Robyn Hitchcock - Winter Love (live) (I Often Dream Of Trains In New York, 2009)
Not Bit Of Wood - Winterlight (Musikland, 1998)
Jack Frost - Jack Frost Blues (Snow Job, 1996)
The Fall - Winter (Peel session) (The Complete Peel Sessions, 2005 - originally released in 1981)
The Housemartins - I Smell Winter (Now That's What I Call Quite Good, 1987)
Warm Jets - Sunfreeze (Warm Jets EP, 1996)
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter (High Land, Hard Rain, 1983)
The Durutti Column - Sketch For Winter (The Best Of The Durutti Column, 2004 - originally released in 1980)
Marine Research - Angel In The Snow (Sounds From The Gulf Stream, 1999)
Goblin Mix - The Winter Song (The Complete Goblin Mix & The Exploding Budgies, 1991 - originally released in 1986)
Minisnap - Wintersweet (Bounce Around, 2008)
Marshmallow - Snow (Marshmallow, 2003)
David Yetton - Frozen (Blow Out Your Candles, 2005)
Hurricane Bells - The Winters In New York (Tonight Is The Ghost, 2010)
Monstrance - Winterwerk (Monstrance, 2007)
Nine Horses - Snow Borne Sorrow (Snow Borne Sorrow, 2005)
Jacques - Winterpollen (Romantic EP, 2000)
Caterpillar - Winter's Come (V/A - Working Holiday!, 1994)
Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again (December Will Be Magic Again 7", 1980)
Statuesque - Winter Was My Teacher (Choir Above Fire Below, 2004)
Dolly Mixture - Winter Seems Fine (Everything And More, 2010 - originally released in 1984)
The Charlottes - Cold (Lovehappy, 1989)
Sloan - Snowsuit Sound (Twice Removed, 1994)
The Sound - Winter (Shock Of Daylight EP, 1984)
Nick Cave - Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow (No More Shall We Part, 2001)
The Laughing Clowns - Winter's Way (Cruel, But Fair, 2005 - originally released in 1985)
Angie Pepper & The Passengers - Frozen World (V/A - Born Out Of Time, 2002 - originally released in 1984)
The Primitives - Cold Enough To Kill (Galore, 1991)
Mary Lou Lord - Cold Company (V/A - For A Decade Of Sin, 2005)
Fotheringay - Winter Winds (Fotheringay, 1970)
Tom Lehrer - (I'm Spending) Hanukkah In Santa Monica (The Remains Of Tom Lehrer, 2000)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12-14 Show

This weeks show premiered new material from Wire (fantastic forthcoming album), Shriekback (out today), Peter Blegvad (from an online audio magazine) and new-old material from The Fall (from their new omnibus reissue) along with lots of other favorites.

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Wire - Smash (Red Barked Tree, 2011)
Zero Zero - First Choice (Ava, 1996)
Two Ton Boa - Porcelain Throne (V/A - Fields And Streams, 2002)
Shriekback - Flowers Of Angst (Life In The Loading Bay, 2010)
Michal Kahan - Con Mi Corazon (Baby Escapo EP, 2003)
Kid Loco - A Little Bit Of Soul (Kill Your Darlings, 2001)
Yachts - Suffice To Say (Suffice To Say 7", 1977)
Peter Blegvad - My Father's Face (Radio Free Song Club, 2010)
Swelling Meg - Baba Yaga (original) (Well EP, 1996)
Glee Club - Bad Child's Dolly (Mine, 1994)
The Fall - Fortess - Marquis Cha-Cha (Saturday Live session) (The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall Omnibus reissue, 2010)
Numbers - Too Cool To Say Hi (Numbers Life, 2001)
Human Television - Saw You Walking By (All Songs Written By: Human Television, 2004)
The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta (Sea Lion, 2007)
28th Day - 25 Pills (The Complete Recordings, 2003 - originally released in 1985)
Popguns - (I'll) Take You Down (Love Junky, 1995)
Orange Juice - Rip It Up (The Very Best Of, 1992 - originally released in 1982)
Vent 414 - Fixer (Fixer EP, 1996)
Uzi - Gabrielle (Sleep Asylum EP, 1986)
Low Pop Suicide - Kiss Your Lips (On The Cross Of Commerce, 1993)
Gary Jules - Mad World (Mad World EP, 2003)
ESP Summer - Web Of Dream (LP, 1996)
Ivy - Get Enough (Realistic, 1994)
Cyclops - Lunar Fall (Goat Volume, 1994)
Bush Tetras - You Can't Be Funky (Boom In The Night, 1989 - originally released in 1981)
A Witness - I Love You, Mr. Disposable Razors (Threaphurst Lane, 2000 - originally released in 1989)
The Witch Trials - The Taser (The Witch Trials EP, 1981)
Gavin Friday - Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves (Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves, 1989)
Tanya Donelly - Moon Over Boston (The Bright Light EP, 1997)
Mark Mulcahy - A Cup Of Tea And Your Insights (Smilesunset, 2001)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Singled Out: The The

I did another Singled Out show this week, highlighting the best of The The. It's quite challenging picking just an hour's worth of work from an artist with as deep and diverse a catalog as Matt Johnson so I focused on his singles as they're universally great.

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The The - Controversial Subject (Controversial Subject 7", 1980)
The The - Uncertain Smile (7" version) (Uncertain Smile 7", 1982)
The The - Perfect (7" version) (Perfect 7", 1983)
The The - Infected (7" version) (Infected 7", 1986)
The The - Sweet Bird Of Truth (Infected, 1986)
The The - The Beat(en) Generation (Mind Bomb, 1989)
The The - Jealous Of Youth (Jealous Of Youth CDEP, 1990)
The The - That Was The Day (Dis-Infected CDEP, 1993)
The The - Love Is Stronger Than Death (Dusk, 1993)
The The - I Saw The Light (Hanky Panky, 1995)
The The - Darkness Falls (Judge Dredd soundtrack, 1995)
The The - Shrunken Man (Nakedself, 2000)
The The - December Sunlight (Cried Out) (45RPM, 2002)
The The - Pillar Box Red (45RPM, 2002)
The The - Mrs Mac (digital download, 2007)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Music In A Foreign Language

This weeks show was music sung in foreign languages by both English bands doing one-off versions and from bands around the globe. French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Swedish and Japanese are all represented. Listen to me butcher song titles and band names!

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Nena - 99 Luftballons (99 Luftballons, 1984)
Peter Gabriel - Schock Den Affen (IV - Deutsches Album, 1982)
Falco - Der Kommissar (Einzelhaft, 1982)
Juniper Moon - Volveras? (single version) (Volveras? EP, 1999)
White Rose Transmission - Allein (White Rose Transmission, 1995)
+/- - Gokigen Ikaga (+/- vs. Bloodthirsty Butchers EP, 2005)
Alex Chilton - Volare (High Priest, 1987)
The Stranglers - N'emmens Pas Harry (N'emmens Pas Harry 7", 1980)
The Teardrop Explodes - Traison (C'est Juste Une Histoire) (Treason (It's Just A Story) 7", 1981)
Autour De Lucie - Je Reviens (Faux Mouvement, 2000)
The Real Tuesday Weld - Pret De Toi, Loin De Toi ((Still) Terminally Ambivalent Over You EP, 2005)
The Wedding Present - Vasya Vasyliok (Peel session) (The Complete John Peel Sessions, 2007 - originally released in 1988)
The Diagram Brothers - I Didn't Get Where I Am Today By Being A Right Git (German version) (German EP, 1982)
Robyn Hitchcock - Alright, Yeah (Swedish) (Mossy Liquor, 1996)
Erase Errata - Spanish Harvester (Split 7" with Red Monkey, 2003)
Stereolab - Transporte Sans Bouger (Mars Audiac Quintet, 1994)
Charles De Goal - Synchro (V/A - So Young But So Cold, 2004 - originally released in 1980)
Opera De Nuit - Ami Amant (V/A - Transmission, 2005 - originally released in 1986)
Taxi Girl - V2 Sur Mes Souvenirs (V/A - Des Jeunes Gens Modernes, 2008 - originally released in 1980)
Gang 90 E As Absurdettes - Jack Kerouac (V/A - The Sexual Life Of The Savages, 2005 - originally released in 1983)
Akt - Prince No Deserto Vermelho (V/A - Nao Wave, 2005 - originally released in 1990)
Za Za - Zauberstab (V/A - New Deutsch, 2003 - originally released in 1982)
The Convent - Weidergeburt Der Stille (Tales From The Frozen Forest, 1994)
The Dambuilders - Wyoming (New Jersey 7", 1993)
Luna - La Poupee Qui Fait Non (V/A - Pop Romantique, 1999)
Los Planetas - Segundo Premio (Una Semana En El Motor De Un Autobús, 1998)
Surfin Bichos - Amas Lo Desconocido (La Luz En Tus Entrañas, 1989)
Chucho - Cirujano Patafisico (Tejido De Felicidad, 1999)
Cocteau Twins - Kookaburra (Aikea-Guinea EP, 1985)
Dead Can Dance - Nierika (Spiritchaser, 1996)
Lloyd Cole - Music In A Foreign Language (radio session) (Radio Bremen - Folksinger Vol. 1, 2009)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

11-30 Show

No theme this week, some new stuff up front from +/-, Gang Of Four, John Cale and Glasser and bits and bobs from hither and yon the rest of the way.

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+/- - Underfoot (Pulled Punches, 2010)
Gang Of Four - Never Pay For The Farm (Content, 2011)
Dimmer - Degrees Of Existence (Degrees Of Existence, 2009)
Chris Mills - Breathing (Wall To Wall Sessions: Acoustic Outtakes And Alternates, 2007)
Owl & The Pussycat - I Hate The Sun (Owl & The Pussycat, 2003)
Human Sexual Response - Land Of The Glass Pinecones (In A Roman Mood, 1981)
Glasser - Plane Temp (Ring, 2010)
Disco Zombies - Here Come The Buts (V/A - Messthetics #107, 2009 - originally released in 1980)
Red Guitars - Good Technology (Slow To Fade, 1984)
John Cale - Waiting For The Man (live) (Live At Rockpalast, 2010)
The Blue Nile - Heatwave (A Walk Across The Rooftops, 1984)
Shriekback - My Spine (Is The Bassline) (My Spine 7", 1982)
J.J. Burnel - Euroman (V/A - So Young But So Cold, 2004 - originally released in 1979)
Hugh Cornwell - Snapper (Guilty, 1997)
The Beekeepers - Killer Cure (Third Party, Fear And Theft, 1998)
The House Of Love - Shine On (The House Of Love, 1990)
The Reegs - See My Friends (Return Of The Sea Monkeys, 1991)
Honolulu Mountain Daffodils - Aloha Sayonara (Aloha Sayonara, 1991)
Band Of Susans - Ahead (V/A - Whore, 1996)
Penetration - Our World (Our World 7", 2008)
Radon Daughters - Jonathan Wilde (Glow, 2001)
The Dils - Sound Of The Rain (Made In Canada 7", 1980)
Tom Verlaine - All Weirded Out (Songs And Other Things, 2006)
Autumn Hollow Band - Focus On Rent (Love Letters & Ransom Notes, 2010)
Salem 66 - Pony Song (Your Soul Is Mine, Fork It Over, 1987)
Proletariat - Voodoo Economics (Voodoo Economic And Other American Tragedies, 1998 - originally released in 1983)
Pop Art Toasters - What Am I Going To Do (Pop Art Toasters EP, 1994)
Lotus Eaters - Can Your Kisses Fly (Silentspace, 2001)
Baby Bird - Goodnight (The Greatest Hits, 1997)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Show

This week's show is about giving thanks, both sincere and sarcastic, eating dinner and traveling, with a bit of turkey and pilgrims mixed in.

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Poi Dog Pondering - Thanksgiving (live) (Fruitless EP, 1990)
Stereo Bus - Hey Thank You (Brand New, 1999)
Big Star - Thank You Friends (Third / Sister Lovers, 1978)
Alex Chilton - Thank You John (Feudalist Tarts EP, 1985)
Captain Sensible - Thanks For The Night (The Power Of Love, 1983)
The Damned - Turkey Song (I Just Can't Be Happy Today 7", 1979)
Robyn Hitchcock - Thank You, Time Girl (digital download, 2010)
The Soft Boys - Cold Turkey (A Can Of Bees, 1979)
Cabaret Voltaire - Thank You America (Code, 1987)
The Creatures - Thank You (Eraser Cut, 1998)
Lowlife - In Thankful Hands (Godhead, 1989)
Dumptruck - Thanksgiving (D Is For Dumptruck reissue, 2003)
The Wedding Present - Thanks (Bizarro, 1989)
Immaculate Fools - Thanks, But No Thanks (Stand Down 7", 1992)
Magazine - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (The Correct Use Of Soap, 1980)
Luna - Thank You For Sending Me An Angel (Bonnie And Clyde EP, 1995)
Stephen Hero - Thanks, Not Afraid (Darkness & The Day, 2002)
Shadowy Men From A Shadowy Planet - Thanks For Buying Our CD (Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham, 1991)
Talulah Gosh - I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Thank God) (Rock Legends: Volume 69, 1987)
The Loud Family - Don't All Thank Me At Once (Plants And Birds And Rocks And Things, 1993)
The Jam - Aunties And Uncles (Impulsive Youths) (News Of The World 7", 1978)
Jon Rauhouse - Turkey In The Straw (The Bottle Let Me Down, 2002)
Fairport Convention - Now Be Thankful (Now Be Thankful 7", 1970)
Neko Case - Thanks A Lot (The Virginian, 1997)
Ryan Adams - Thank You Louise (Love Is Hell, 2003)
R.E.M. - Pilgrimage (live) (Murmer reissue, 2008 - recorded in 1983)
The Only Ones - The Happy Pilgrim (Peel session) (Darkness & Light - The Complete BBC Recordings, 2002 - recorded in 1980)
They Might Be Giants - Dinner Bell (Apollo 18, 1992)
Mono Puff - Tryptophane (The Devil Went Down To Newport - Totally Rocking EP, 1996)
The Diagram Brothers - My Dinner (Discordo 45 10", 1982)
Systematics - Dinner's On The Table (Terrace Industry - M Squared 1980-1983, 2010)
Gluebound - Gullibles Travel (2 1/2% Instinct EP, 1997)
Ocean Blue - Questions Of Travel (Cerulean, 1991)
Simple Minds - I Travel (Empires And Dance, 1980)
A House - I'll Always Be Grateful (On Our Big Fat Merry-Go-Round, 1988)
The Black Watch - The Jean Rhys Appreciation Society (Icing The Snow Queen, 2008)
Graham Parker - Almost Thanksgiving Day (live) (Bloodied But Unbowed, 2006)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Always The Sun

"The sun sets at 4 o'clock / exactly what / I'm dreading" - Robyn Hitchcock

With the early sunset and cloudy days I decided to play songs all about the sun and sunshine. Wishful thinking in New England this time of year, I know! A little something for everyone, a new wave, aussie, NZ, punk and acoustic block.

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Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves, 1985)
The Fixx - Sunshine In The Shade (Phantoms, 1984)
Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun (Violent Femmes, 1983)
Adorable - Sunshine Smile (Against Perfection, 1993)
Slowdive - When The Sun Hits (Souvlaki, 1993)
14 Iced Bears - Smooth In The Sun (Wonder, 1991)
Belltower - Outshine The Sun (Popdropper, 1992)
The Someloves - Sunshine's Glove (Something Or Other, 1989)
The Moffs - Another Day In The Sun (Labyrinth, 1988)
Paul Kelly - Under The Sun (Under The Sun, 1987)
Surf City - See How The Sun (Kudos, 2010)
The Magick Heads - Just Like The Sun (Lazy Ways EP, 1998)
Look Blue Go Purple - As Does The Sun (Compilation, 1991)
The Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun (Never Mind The Bollocks Here's..., 1977)
The Adverts - I Looked At The Sun (radio session) (The Wonders Don't Care, 1997 - originally released in 1979)
Husker Du - Sunshine Superman (Everything Falls Apart, 1983)
Cathal Coughlan - Terylene Ghosts In The Sunshine (Rancho Tetrahedron, 2010)
Terry De Castro - The Sun Is Always Sweetest (A Casa Verde, 2009)
The Innocence Mission - Sunshine Roof (Street Map EP, 2009)
Spoonfed Hybrid - As Sure As The Sun (Hibernation Shock EP, 1996)
The Fontaine Toups - Sunshine Brighter (TFT, 2004)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - As Sure As The Sun (B.R.M.C., 2001)
Doves - Catch The Sun (Lost Souls, 2000)
The Pogues - The Sunnyside Of The Street (Hell's Ditch, 1990)
Poi Dog Pondering - Circle Around The Sun (Poi Dog Pondering, 1989)
The Flaming Stars - A Place In The Sun (Ginmill Perfume, 2001)
Hurrah! - The Sun Shines Here (Boxed, 1985)
The March Violets - Walk Into The Sun (Electric Shades, 1985)
The Stranglers - Always The Sun (Sunny Side Up mix) (Always The Sun single, 1990)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New show

No theme this week, more perusing through my library to highlight my favorite artists. I was under the weather, hopefully it made me sound smokier!

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Prefab Sprout - Appetite (acoustic) (Steve McQueen reissue, 2007)
Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge - Savannah (Orpheus - The Lowdown, 2003)
Nick Lowe - Big Kick, Plain Scrap (Labour Of Lust, 1979)
Puressence - Sold Unseen (radio session) (Don't Know Any Better single, 2008)
Power Of Dreams - Rain Down (2 Hell With Common Sense, 1992)
The Convent - King Of Rain (Tales From The Frozen Forest, 1994)
Frank Tovey - Bethnel Green Tube Disaster (Grand Union, 1991)
Immaculate Fools - Stand Down (The Toy Shop, 1992)
The Dambuilders - Smell (Encendedor, 1994)
Tall Dwarfs - Nothing's Going To Happen (Hello Cruel World, 1988)
Bob Mould - See A Little Light (Workbook, 1989)
Seafood - Signal Sparks (Paper Crown King, 2006)
The Three Johns - Sold Down The River (The World By Storm, 1986)
Yo La Tengo - You Can Have It All (And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, 2000)
Talking Heads - The Great Curve (live) (The Name Of This Band Is... reissue, 2004)
Jack - Steamin' (The Jazz Age, 1996)
Peter Murphy - Tale Of The Tongue (Tale Of The Tongue single, 1986)
The Wannadies - Easier To Sing (Skelleftea, 1998)
The Woodentops - Move Me (Peel session) (The BBC Sessions, 2007)
Colin Newman - Metarkest (Commercial Suicide, 1986)
Gerard Langley - Paper Plane (Record Player, 2001)
Luna - IHOP (Pup Tent, 1997)
Wah! - Seven Minutes To Midnight (single version) (The Handy Wah! Whole, 2000 originally released in 1980)
Family Cat - Streamroller (Furthest From The Sun, 1992)
Compulsion - Juvenile Scene Detective (The Future Is Medium, 1996)
Sugar - JC Auto (Beaster, 1993)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

People Who Died

This week's show was in honor of Billy Ruane, Ari Up and all the great artists we've lost over the years. We've got blocks of punk, post-punk, folk and new wave.

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The Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died (Catholic Boy, 1980)
Ari Up - Kill Em With Love (Dread More Dan Dead, 2005)
Alex Chilton - Magnetic Field (Black List EP, 1994)
Malcolm McLaren - Madam Butterfly (Fans, 1984)
Joy Division - She's Lost Control (12" version) (Heart & Soul box, 1997 - originally released in 1980)
The Birthday Party - Release The Bats (Peel session) (The John Peel Sessions, 2001 - originally released in 1981)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses (extended version) (Echo & The Bunnymen, 2004 - originally released in 1985)
Adrian Borland - Lonely Late-Nighter (Beautiful Ammunition, 1994)
Department S - Is Vic There? (Sub-Stance, 2002 - originally released in 1980)
INXS - The One Thing (Shabooh Shoobah, 1982)
Naked Eyes - Promises, Promises (Naked Eyes, 1983)
Big Country - In A Big Country (The Crossing, 1983)
Sandy Denny - For Shame Of Doing Wrong (No More Sad Refrains, 2000 - originally released in 1977)
Nick Drake - River Man (Five Leaves Left, 1969)
Elliot Smith - Miss Misery (Good Will Hunting soundtrack, 1997)
Kirsty MacColl - Sun On The Water (The Best Of Kirsty MacColl, 2005)
Glide - Why You Asking? (Open Up And Croon, 1995)
Grant McLennan - In Your Bright Ray (In Your Bright Ray, 1997)
The Triffids - Wide Open Road (Born Sandy Devotional, 1986)
Jody Grind - Hands Of June (Lefty's Deceiver, 1992)
Klaus Nomi - Total Eclipse (live) (V/A - Urgh! A Music War, 1981)
The Germs - Lexicon Devil (single version) (V/A - DIY: We're Desperate, 1993 - originally released in 1978)
The Clash - Complete Control (The Clash, 1977)
Sid Vicious - My Way (Sid Sings, 1979)
The Ruts - In A Rut (Grin And Bear It, 1980)
Gun Club - She's Like Heroin To Me (Fire Of Love, 1982)
Wilco - I Got You (At The End Of The Century) (Being There, 1997)
The Mouth - Bang (Bang 7", 1995)
Lush - Starlust (Split, 1994)
Bill Nelson - Banal (Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam, 1981)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween show

This week is my Halloween show, filled with spooky songs, metaphorical monsters and various vampires. Enjoy!

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The Dream Syndicate - Halloween (The Days Of Wine And Roses, 1982)
The Jazz Butcher - The Jazz Butcher Meets Count Dracula (The Gift Of Music, 1985)
Pauline Murray - Night Of The Vampire (Halloween 2000 EP, 2000)
Ryan Adams - Halloween (Love Is Hell, 2003)
The Revillos - She's Fallen In Love With A Monster Man (Teen Beat EP, 1981)
Sons And Daughters - Monsters (The Repulsion Box, 2005)
Wee Hairy Beasties - Pumpkinhead (Holidays Gone Crazy, 2008)
Grant Lee Buffalo - Halloween (Storm Hymnal, 2001)
Stan Ridgway - Monsters Of The Id (Snakebite: Blacktop Ballads & Fugitive Songs, 2004)
Syd Straw - Dr. Frankenstein (Whole Wide World, 2005)
A Frames - Skeletons (A Frames 2, 2003)
Kirsty MacColl - Halloween (Electric Landlady, 1991)
Tribe - Frankenstein (demo) (digital download)
The Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost In You (Mirror Moves, 1984)
Public Image Ltd - Death Disco (The Greatest Hits So Far, 1990 - originally released in 1979)
Method Actors - Halloween (This Is Still It, 2010)
They Might Be Giants - Monsters Of Mud (TMBD Unlimited 3-01, 2001)
Japan - Ghosts (Tin Drum, 1981)
David Vanian & The Phantom Chords - This House Is Haunted (David Vanian & The Phantom Chords, 1995)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Halloween (Juju, 1981)
French Frith Kaiser Thompson - Now That I Am Dead (Invisible Means, 1990)
Brian Dewan - The Creatures (Tells The Story, 1993)
Toy Love - Bride Of Frankenstein (Cuts, 2005 - originally released in 1980)
The Spinanes - Halloween Candy (Imp Years, 2000 - originally released in 1992)
The Chills - Ghosts (Brave Words, 1987)
Patrick Duff - Dead Man Singing (The Mad Straight Road, 2010)
The Fall - There's A Ghost In My House (The Frenz Experiment, 1988)
Andy Partridge - Shalloween (Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 8, 2006)
The Birthday Party - Dead Joe (Junkyard, 1982)
David Sylvian - Ballad Of A Deadman (feat. Joan Wasser with Steve Jansen) (Sleepwalkers, 2010)
Robyn Hitchcock - Eerie Green Storm Lantern (live) (Storefront Hitchcock, 1998)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This week's show

No particular theme this week, just a nice freeform show!

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New Model Army - Flying Through The Smoke (Eight, 2000)
Dif Juz - A Starting Point (Extractions, 1985)
Dirty Ray - Old Man In Young Man's Shoes (Big World For A Little Man, 2010)
Astrid Williamson - Girlfriend (Astrid Williamson, 2003)
Kristin Hersh - When The Levee Breaks (Your Ghost EP, 1994)
Thomas Dolby - I Love You Goodbye (Astronauts & Heretics, 1992)
Max Eider - Can't Touch Me Now (Disaffection, 2010)
Cinerama - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Peel session) (John Peel Sessions: Season 3, 2007)
Dead Guitars - Feels Alright (Airplanes, 2007)
Stephen Hero - Open Blue Skies (57 Stars Of The Air Almanac, 2007)
The Real Tuesday Weld - I Love The Rain (When Cupid Meets Psyche, 2001)
Modern English - Life In The Gladhouse (After The Snow, 1982)
Donkey - Fear Not Wandering Soul (Stroke My Wings Gently, 1997)
Adrian Belew - The Rail Song (Twang Bar King, 1983)
Don McGlashan - Toy Factory Fire (Warm Hand, 2006)
The Mutts - Blasted (The Mutts EP, 2004)
Annie Christian - Planet Of Love (Softcore EP, 2000)
The Boxer Rebellion - All You Do It Talk (Exits, 2005)
Julie Dolphin - Head (Roses EP, 1992)
The Mint Chicks - Red White Or Blue (Screens, 2009)
The Creatures - Rocket Ship (Rocket Ship fan club CD single, 2001)
Versus - Wallflower (Oriental American 7", 1998)
Fiat Lux - This Illness (Hired History, 1984)
TV21 - Ideal Way Of Life (Snakes And Ladders, 2010 - originally released in 1981)
The Skids - The Saints Are Coming (Sweet Suburbia, 1995 - originally released in 1978)
Laurie Anderson - The End Of The World (The Ugly One With The Jewels, 1995)
Aztec Camera - Good Morning Britain (live) (Dream Sweet Dreams EP, 1993)
Andrew Bird - The Twistable, Turnable Man Returns (V/A - Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute To Shel Silverstein, 2010)
Bap Kennedy - Ballad Of Neil Armstrong (Howl On, 2009)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Singled Out: James Brown

Tonight I did a special one-hour show called Singled Out where we pick one artist and showcase their best work. I chose James Brown's funk period - boy was it hard to pick just an hour, and only one long jam! Still, it was great fun developing a set of tunes that flowed and showcased a master at work.

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It's A New Day (live, 1971) - Star Time
I Got You (I Feel Good) (live, 1967) - Live At The Garden
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (live, 1966) - Star Time promo
Licking Stick - Licking Stick (live, 1968) - Foundations Of Funk
There Was A Time (live, 1968) - Star Time
I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) (live, 1968) - Say It Live And Loud, Live In Dallas
Super Bad (live, 1971) - Revolution Of The Mind
Money Won't Change You (full take) - Star Time
Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing (original rock version) - James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 3
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (new version) - Funk Power
Make It Funky, Pts 1-4 - Make It Funky

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mix and Match

This week I played an hour of alt country and an hour of old school shoegaze. Not exactly peanut butter and chocolate!

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Marc Riley with The Creepers - Wanted Man (Various Artists - 'Til Things Are Brighter, 1988)
Alejandro Escovedo - Gravity / Falling Down Again (Gravity, 1992)
Syd Straw with Wilco - The T.B. Is Whipping Me (Various Artists - Red, Hot & Country,1994)
Bobby Bare, Jr. - Flat Chested Girl From Maynardville (live) (Various Artists - Bloodied But Unbowed DVD, 2006)
Rosie Flores - This Little Girls Gone Rockin' (Girl Of The Century, 2009)
Kelly Hogan - I'll Go To My Grave Loving You (Because It Feel Good, 2001)
Richard Buckner - 22 (Various Artists - Hell-Bent, 1995)
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Walt Whitman's Niece (Mermaid Avenue, 1998)
Rhett Miller - Point Shirley (The Instigator, 2002)
Grant Lee Buffalo - Bethlehem Steel (Copperopolis, 1996)
Dollar Store - Around The Bend (Dollar Store, 2004)
Steve Earle - Tom Dooley (Various Artists - Pine Valley Cosmonauts present The Executioner's Last Songs, 2002)
Lucero - Tonight Ain't Gonna Be Good (That Much Further West, 2003)
Son Volt - Windfall (Trace, 1995)
My Bloody Valentine - Swallow (Tremolo EP, 1991)
Ride - Unfamiliar (Today Forever EP, 1991)
Lush - Sweetness And Light (Gala, 1990)
Slowdive - So Tired (Outside Your Room EP, 1993)
Pale Saints - Sight Of You (The Comforts Of Madness, 1990)
Kitchens Of Distinction - The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule (Love Is Hell, 1989)
Catherine Wheel - Shallow (Ferment, 1992)
Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey (Psychocandy, 1985)
Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi Off The Bridge (Black Tambourine, 2010 - originally released in 1993)
Alison's Halo - Raindrop (Eyedazzler 1992-1996, 1997)
Half String - Eclipse (Eclipse - Oval - Hue, 1995)
Straitjacket Fits - Down In Splendour (Melt, 1991)
Chug - Oozing (Kisser EP, 1994)
The Nightblooms - 59#2 (The Nightblooms, 1992)
Ecstacy Of St. Theresa - Fluidum (...Fluidtrance Centauri EP, 1993)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Latest show

This week's show was about highlighting some new stuff and old favorites. Great new stuff from British Sea Power, Twilight Sad, David Sylvian, Cathal Coughlan and others.

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British Sea Power - Cleaning Out The Rooms (Zeus EP, 2010)
The Fall - Quartet Of Doc Shanley (Levitate, 1997)
Lighterthief - Running With The Mothmen (with Barry Andrews) (Hard Listening digital single, 2009)
The Architects Of Disaster - Cucumber Sandwich (Cucumber Sandwich 7", 1982)
The Black Watch - All Over Again (Short Stories EP, 1989)
Apartment - Broken Glass (V/A - Avon Calling 2, 2010)
Alternative TV - Stockhausen In Space (Action Time Vision: The ATV Anthology, 2003 - originally released in 1999)
David Sylvian - Five Lines (with Dai Fujikura) (Sleepwalkers, 2010)
The Neats - Red And Grey (The Monkey's Head In The Corner Of The Room EP, 1982)
The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Tin Toy Clockwork Train (25 O'Clock reissue, 2009)
Method Actors - Commotion (This Is Still It, 2010 - originally released 1981)
Drive-By Truckers - TVA (The Fine Print, 2009)
Cathal Coughlan - Avail (Rancho Tetrahedron, 2010)
Stan Ridgway - Halfway There (Neon Mirage, 2010)
Kirsty MacColl - Mambo De La Luna (From Croydon To Cuba, 2005 - originally released in 1999)
The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car (The Wrong Car EP, 2010)
AC Acoustics - Stunt Girl (Victory Parts, 1998)
The Pacific Ocean - I'm Part Of Everything Again (So Beautiful And Cheap And Warm, 2002)
Danielle Dax - Here Come The Harvest Buns (Pop-Eyes, 1983)
Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Dreams (Strange Man, Changed Man, 1979)
Stiff Little Fingers - Touch And Go (Now Then..., 1982)
Cud - Wanting Isn't Getting (Showbiz reissue, 2008)
50 Foot Wave - Clara Bow (50 Foot Wave EP, 2004)
David Kilgour & Sam Hunt - Chord (Falling Debris, 2009)
Laika - Coming Down Glass (Silver Apples Of The Moon, 1995)
American Music Club - Rise (Everclear, 1991)
The Buggles - Blue Nylon (Adventures In Modern Recording reissue, 2010)
Bettie Serveert - Tom Boy (Palomine, 1992)
Clinic - The Return Of Evil Bill (Internal Wrangler, 2000)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


For this weeks show I looked over my past playlists and compiled and A-Z of artists that I love but haven't gotten around to playing.

New and recommended this week: Pine - Books And Magazines, available as a free download from www.archhill.co.nz!

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The 6ths - Dream Hat (with Mac MacCaughan) (Wasps' Nest, 1995)
Viv Albertine - If Love (Flesh EP, 2010)
Bleach - Wipe It Away (Bleach, 1991)
Adrian Borland - Stray Bullets (5:00 AM, 1997)
Cabaret Voltaire - Yashar (2X45 EP, 1982)
Lloyd Cole - Oh Genevieve (Broken Record, 2010)
Departure Lounge - The New You (Out Of Here, 2000)
Max Eider - My Other Life (The Best Kisser In The World, 1987)
Fatima Mansions - Blues For Ceausescu (Viva Dead Ponies, 1990)
Goya Dress - Glorious (Rooms, 1996)
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey - Here And Now (Here And Now, 2009)
I Am Kloot - No Fear Of Falling (Natural History, 2001)
Steve Jansen - Sleepyard (with Tim Elsenburg) (Slope, 2008)
The Jazz Butcher - Bicycle Kid (Big Planet Scarey Planet, 1989)
Tommy Keene - Waiting To Fly (Sleeping On A Rollercoaster EP, 1992)
The Lilac Time - A Dream Of A Girl (Runout Groove, 2007)
The Monochrome Set - Ten Don'ts For Honeymooners (Ten Dont's single, 1981)
The New Pornographers - Crash Years (Together, 2010)
The Opposition - Paddy Fields (Breaking The Silence, 1981)
Pine - Sweet Sweet (Books And Magazines, 2010)
Radiohead - Harry Patch (In Memory Of) (digital single, 2009)
Six Finger Satellite - Parlour Games (Severe Exposure, 1995)
The Soft Boys - Old Pervert (Underwater Moonlight, 1980)
Stereolab - Melochord Seventy-Five (Aluminum Tunes, 1998)
They Might Be Giants - Why Did You Grow A Beard? (Cast Your Pod To The Wind, 2007)
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks (The Undertones, 1979)
Virginia Dare - Baby Got Away (Baby Got Away, 1999)
Wonder Stuff - Mission Drive (live) (Cursed With Insincerity, 2001)
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage! Up Yours! (Germ Free Adolescents, 1978)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Yeah! New York (Date With The Night EP, 2003)
Zounds - Demystification (The Curse Of The Zounds, 1981)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Post Punk Peel Primer

This weeks show was a primer on the post-punk era (roughly 78-86 or so), my favorite period and style of music. The twist is that I only played Peel session versions - new recordings done in a short period of time, often better than the officially album version. John Peel is one of my idols, a long-time BBC DJ who never stopped searching for great new music.

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Buzzcocks - ESP (Peel session 1979) (The Peel Sessions Album, 1989)
The Stranglers - No More Heroes (Peel session 1977) (The Sessions, 1995)
The Jam - Thick As Thieves (Peel session 1979) (At The BBC, 2002)
Ultravox - Young Savage (Peel session 1977) (The Peel Sessions EP, 1991)
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Peel session 1979) (The Complete BBC Recordings, 2000)
Public Image Ltd - Poptones (Peel session 1979) (Plastic Box, 1999)
Killing Joke - Wardance (Peel session 1979) (The Peel Sessions 1979-1981, 2008)
Gang Of Four - Natural's Not In It (Peel session 1979) (The Peel Sessions Album, 1990)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Villiers Terrance (Peel session 1979) (Crystal Days 1979-1999, 2001)
A Certain Ratio - Do The Du (Peel session 1979) (Early, 2002)
Teardrop Explodes - Poppies In The Field (Peel session 1980) (Peel Sessions Plus 1979-82, 2007)
Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup (Peel session 1983) (BBC Sessions, 1999)
Bill Nelson - Stay Young (Peel session 1981) (digital download)
The Chameleons - Here Today (Peel session 1981) (The John Peel Sessions, 1990)
The Comsat Angels - At Sea (Peel session 1981) (Time Considered, 1992)
The Sound - Skeletons (Peel session 1981) (The BBC Recordings, 2004)
The Wedding Present - Dalliance (Peel session 1990) (The John Peel Sessions 1987-1990, 1993)
The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing (Peel session 1984) (Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me EP, 1987)
The Associates - It's Better This Way (Peel session 1981) (The Radio One Sessions Vol. 1, 2003)
The Go-Betweens - Second-Hand Furniture (Peel session 1984) (1978-1990, 1990)
Simple Minds - Changeling (Peel session 1979) (Silver Box, 2004)
Bauhaus - A God In Alcove (Peel session 1979) (Swing The Heartache - The BBC Sessions, 1989)
The Birthday Party - Big-Jesus-Trash-Can (Peel session 1981) (The John Peel Sessions, 2001)
Magazine - The Light Pours Out Of Me (Peel session 1978) (The Complete John Peel Sessions, 2008)
The Damned - Thanks For The Night (Peel session 1984) (Sessions Of The Damned, 1993)
XTC - Opening Speech (Peel session 1979) (Transistor Blast, 1998)
XTC - Scissor Man (Peel session 1979) (Rag & Bone Buffet, 1990)
The Chills - Part Past Part Fiction (Peel session 1988) (Secret Box, 2001)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Lands End (Peel session 1986) (At The BBC, 2009)
The Fall - Mere Pseud Mag. Ed. (Peel session 2003) (The Complete Peel Sessions, 2005)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


This week's show was dedicated to the oncoming season change - autumn! Every song had either 'September', 'Autumn' or 'Fall' in the title. I added a few tracks from forthcoming releases at the end - there's been an influx of great new music lately.

Next week's show will be a post-punk primer - but only using Peel session versions! If you've got any requests, leave me a comment.

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David Sylvian - September (Secrets Of The Beehive, 1987)
Big Star - September Gurls (Radio City, 1974)
Robyn Hitchcock - September Cones (You & Oblivion, 1995)
The Fall - Fall Sound (Reformation Post:TLC, 2007)
The Blue Aeroplanes - Autumn Journal XV (Friendloverplane 2, 1992)
Ian McCulloch - September Song (September Song single, 1984)
The Chills - Autumn Testament #20 (Secret Box, 2001)
The Field Mice - September's Not So Far Away (For Keeps, 1991)
The Church - Russian Autumn Heart (Gold Afternoon Fix, 1990)
The Ropers - September's Rain (The Ropers EP, 1994)
Feverdream - Autum (Songs By Strung Out Singles, 1998)
The Lucy Show - Sad September (Mania, 1986)
Bill Nelson - The Bride Of Christ In Autumn (The Love That Whirls, 1982)
Martin Newell - The Boys Of September (The Spirit Cage, 2000)
The The - August & September (Mind Bomb, 1989)
Camera Obscura - Autumn Tides (Rare UK Bird, 1999)
Winter Hours - September Street (These Familiar Places, 2001)
Dumptruck - Autumn Light (Positively Dumptruck, 1986)
Felt - September Lady (Forever Breathes The Lonely Word, 1986)
Roddy Frame - Autumn Flower (The North Star, 1998)
Ryan Adams - September (Jacksonville City Nights, 2005)
Gene - Autumn Stone (Fighting Fit single, 1996)
Richard Jobson - Autumn (V/A - Auteur Labels - Les Disques Du Crepescule, 2008 - originally from 1981)
Andy Partridge - Autumn Comes Around (Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 3, 2003)
New Model Army - Autumn (Today Is A Good Day, 2009)
Scars - Leave Me In Autumn (Author! Author!, 1981)
Surf City - Autumn (Kudos, 2010)
Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent (Absolute Dissent, 2010)
Grinderman - Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man (Grinderman 2, 2010)
Street Chant - You Do The Maths (Means, 2010)
Black Watch - Emily, Are You Sleeping? (Led Zeppelin Five, 2010)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back To School

This week marked the first time I did my show when the kids were on campus, so I decided to select only songs whose titles were related to school or education. It all flows surprisingly well! I'm off again next week but after that I'll be back to my regular weekly schedule.

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Guided By Voices - Big School (Static Airplane Jive EP, 1993)
Able Tasmans - School Is No Good For You (Somebody Ate My Planet, 1992)
Captain Sensible - Back To School? (Stop The World single b-side, 1983)
Alex Chilton - New Girl In School (A Man Called Destruction, 1995)
Syd Straw - Learning The Game (Future 40's single b-side, 1989)
Brian Dewan - First Day Of School (The Operating Theater, 2001)
The Fall - My Ex-Classmates' Kids (Are You Are Missing Winner, 2001)
Throwing Muses - University (University, 1995)
Wilco - Student Loan Stereo (Can't Stand It single b-side, 1999)
Martin Newell - My Old School (The Spirit Cage, 2000)
Robyn Hitchcock - College Of Ice (Eye, 1990)
Baby Ray - You Could Go To College (Low Rises, 2005)
Rockpile - Teacher Teacher (Seconds Of Pleasure, 1980)
The Ramones - Rock & Roll High School (End Of The Century, 1980)
Magick Heads - When I Kissed The Teacher (V/A - Abbasolutely, 1995)
The Blue Aeroplanes - Teaching English Through Sex And Death (Spitting Out Miracles, 1987)
Animals That Swim - Learning To Fly (Faded Glamour: The Best Of, 2004)
Cop Shoot Cop - What Have You Teached? (digital download, unreleased 1995)
Tours - Language School (V/A - Perfect Unpop, 2008 - originally released as a single, 1979)
Husker Du - Something I Learned Today (Zen Arcade, 1984)
Mission Of Burma - Learn How (Vs, 1982)
The Wedding Present - Living And Learning (BBC session 11-85) (Tommy, 1988)
Clearlake - Here To Learn (Amber, 2006)
Camera Obscura - Pen And Notebook (Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi, 2002)
Del Amitri - Learn To Cry (Always The Last To Know single b-side, 1992)
Frank And Walters - Learn To Love Myself (A Renewed Interest In Happiness, 2007)
The Bats - Knowledge Is Power (Couchmaster, 1995)
Moreau's Island - Live And Learn (As Big As It Gets, 1999)
X - How I (Learned My Lesson) (Under The Big Black Sun, 1982)
R.E.M. - Sad Professor (Up, 1998)
Unbelievable Truth - Too Many Things To Learn (Building single b-side, 1997)
The Mekons - Learning To Love On Your Own (Rock'n'Roll, 1989)
Yummy Fur - Amphetamine Education Movie (Kinky Cinema, 1997)
XTC - Procession Towards Learning Land (Great Fire single b-side, 1983)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No show

Due to a glitch at the radio station, there will be no Eardrum Buzz this week! And next week I'll be unavailable as well so you'll have to get your underground rock fix somewhere else, I'm afraid. Hopefully when I get back I'll be able to share new stuff from Stan Ridgway, Cathal Coughlan, The Bodines reissue, Jon Langford and Grinderman.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Something New, Something Old

This week I split between new acquisitions and a tribute to the bands I saw at The Big Takeover 30th Anniversary festival the other weekend.

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Wire - Our Time (Minimal mix) (Send Ultimate, 2010)
Versus - Into The Blue (On The Ones And Threes, 2010)
Julian Cope - Trampolene (BBC session, 1987) (Floored Genius expanded reissue, 2010)
Channel 3 - You Make Me Feel Cheap (The Best Of Channel 3 CDR, 2010 originally released 1982)
Robyn Hitchcock & Steve Wynn - Golden Years (live 7/1/2010)
Andy Prieboy - My Two Bit Heart (with Tony Kinman) (Don't Tell That Guy Anything EP, digital download, 2010)
Dolly Mixture - Everything And More (Everything And More 3CD box set, 2010 originally released 1982)
Snakefarm - Banks Of Ohio (V/A - Les Filles Du Crepescule, 2010 originally released 1999)
Dave Couse - Good Friday (Alonewalk, 2010)
Tender Trap - Fireworks (Dansette Dansette, 2010)
TV Smith - Impulse Buy (Sparkle In The Mud, 2010)
John Foxx - From Trash (Metatronic, 2010 originally released 2006)
Kimberley Rew - Stomping All Over The World (The Bible Of Bop reissue, 2010 originally released 1984)
White Rose Transmission - Love Or Just Loveless (Spiders In The Minds Eye, 2010)
Justin Currie - The Fight To Be Human (The Great War, 2010)
Grinderman - Heathen Child (Grinderman 2, 2010)
Jon Langford - Getting Used To Uselessness (Old Devil, 2010)

Big Takeover festival bands:
The Chameleons - Tears (Strange Times, 1986)
Newtown Neurotics - When The Oil Runs Out (The Punk Singles Collection, 2000 originally released 1980)
The Nerves - Hanging On The Telephone (One Way Ticket, 2008 originally released 1976)
Avengers - We Are The One (Avengers, 1983 originally released 1977)
For Against - Shine (Echelons, 1987)
Flower - Torch Song (Concrete Sky, 1994 originally released 1990)
Springhouse - Moving Van (From Now To OK, 2008)
The Mutton Birds - Envy Of Angels (Envy Of Angels, 1996)
Jon Auer - Love My Way (6 1/2 EP, 1999)
The Curtain Society - Beautiful Song (Every Corner Of The Room, 2005)

Kitchens Of Distinction - Drive That Fast (Strange Free World, 1991)
Cop Shoot Cop - 3AM Incident (V/A - Johnny Mnemonic soundtrack, 1995)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Australian Garage Rock show

This weeks show covered Australian garage rock (and further choice cuts from Australian artists). My friend Monika wanted to hear some garage rock and while I like some of the 60s stuff, I much prefer garage rock mixed in with The Stooges and MC5. If I sound tired in this show it's because I've been up until 4am 3 of the past 4 nights - two in Brooklyn for the Big Takeover 30th Anniversary show and last night at the Mark Burgess (of The Chameleons) gig!

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The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges, 1969)
MC5 - Looking At You (Back In The USA, 1970)
The Saints - (I'm) Stranded (I'm Stranded, 1977)
Radio Birdman - Do The Pop (Radios Appear, 1977)
Lipstick Killers - Hindu Gods Of Love (single, 1980)
Victims - Television Addict (single, 1978)
Leftovers - Cigarettes & Alcohol (single, 1979)
Thought Criminals - Land Of The Living Room (single, 1980)
The Numbers - Sunset Strip (single, 1978)
The Manikins - Premonition (V/A - Alternative Animals, originally released 1980)
Psycho Surgeons - Horizontal Action (single, 1978)
Sunnyboys - Happy Man (Happy Man, 1981)
The Kelpies - My Wall (V/A - Flowers From The Dustbin, 1983)
Angie Pepper & The Passengers - Frozen World (single, 1982)
X - I Don't Wanna Go Out (Aspirations, 1980)
The Birthday Party - Nick The Stripper (Prayers On Fire, 1981)
The Scientists - Swampland (This Is My Happy Hour single, 1982)
Beasts Of Bourbon - Anarchy In The UK (live) (From The Belly Of The Beast, 1993)
The Go-Betweens - People Say (single, 1979)
Let's Go Naked - Three Limbs (single, 1986)
The Screaming Tribesmen - Igloo (single, 1983)
Super-K - Recurring Nightmare (single, 1986)
(Makers Of) The Dead Travel Fast - Taels Of The Saeghors (single, 1980)
Laughing Clowns - Theme From Mad Flies Mad Flies (Mr Udditch-Schmudditch Goes To Town, 1982)
Tame O'Mearas - Curl Curl (V/A - A Selection, 1981)
The Goat That Went Om - The Pirate Song (V/A - Just Can't Stop It II, originally released 1981)
Primitive Calculators - Pumping Ugly Muscle (EP, 1987)
Paul Kelly - Before The Old Man Died (Gossip, 1986)
The Triffids - Wide Open Road (Born Sandy Devotional, 1986)
The Blackeyed Susans - This One Eats Souls (All Souls Alive, 1994)
Ups & Downs - The Living Kind (Sleepless, 1986)
The Stems - At First Sight (At First Sight Violets Are Blue, 1987)
You Am I - The Choices That I've Made (Saturday Night Round Ten bonus disc, 1999)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

B-Sides show

Today's show highlighted some of my favorite b-sides and discussed the different types and sources of b-sides: covers, great songs that just didn't quite fit the album, soundtrack contributions, promos, etc. In many cases a bands b-sides were just as good as their albums and deserve a better fate.

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Siouxsie & The Banshees - B Side Ourselves (from "O Baby" single, 1994)
Astrid Williamson - Even If You Kill Me (from "Superman 2" single, 2006)
The Beautiful South - Trevor, You're Bizarre! (from "36D" single, 1992)
XTC - Extrovert (from "Grass" single, 1986)
The Frank & Walters - Teenage Kicks (from "City Lights" single, 2007)
Del Amitri - A Better Man (from "Tell Her This" single, 1995)
John Cale - Hedda Gabler (from "Animal Justice" EP, 1977)
Killing Joke - Universe B (from "Hosannas From The Basement Of Hell" single, 2006)
The Sound - Oiled (from "Temperature Drop" single, 1985)
The Chills - Whole Lot Of Non Going On (from "Heavenly Pop Hit" single, 1990)
Adorable - This House Is Rotten (from "Vendetta" single, 1994)
The Pernice Brothers - Up The Down Escalator (from "7:30" single, 2001)
The Fall - Ludd Gang (from "The Man Whose Head Expanded" single, 1983)
China Drum - Baseball In The Dark (from "Wipeout" single, 1996)
Snow Patrol - I Am An Astronaut (from "Open Your Eyes" single, 2007)
A House - More Endless Art ("from "Endless Art" single, 1992)
Strangelove - Motorpsycho Nitemare (from "Time For The Rest Of Your Life" single, 1994)
The Go-Betweens - The Locust Girls (from "Going Blind" single, 2000)
Billy Bragg - Accident Waiting To Happen (Red Star version) (from "Accident Waiting To Happen" single, 1992)
Comsat Angels - Our Secret (new version) (from "The Cutting Edge" single, 1986)
Peter Gabriel - I Have The Touch (Robbie Robertson remix) (from "Phenomenon" soundtrack, 1996)
Sons And Daughters - Blood (single version) (from "Dance Me In" single, 2005)
Subway Sect - Don't Split It (from "Nobody's Scared" single, 1978)
Buzzcocks - Something's Gone Wrong Again (from "Harmony In My Head" single, 1979)
The Stranglers - Straighten Out (from "Something Better Change" single, 1977)
Wire - Options R (from "Dot Dash" single, 1978)
Robyn Hitchcock - Belly Full Of Arms And Legs (from his first Phantom 45 digital download, 2009)
Ryan Adams - Funeral Marching (from "Halloween" single promo, 2004)
Erase Errata - Retreat, The Most Familiar, Extensive, I Bet! (from Numbers/Erase Errata split single, 2001)
Shriekback - Feelers (from "My Spine Is The Bassline" 12" only, 1982)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just a show

No theme this week, I just picked stuff that I've been digging lately. Lots of these bands have new albums forthcoming (Grinderman, Gang Of Four, Killing Joke, David Sylvian) that I'm really looking forward to.

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Killing Joke - In Excelsis (In Excelsis EP, 2010)
Devo - Find Out (Peek-A-Boo 12", 1984)
Plus Minus - Thrown Into The Fire (Thrown Into The Fire EP, 2009)
Avengers - The American In Me (Avengers EP, 1979)
Clearlake - Dark Blue (digital download, 2008)
Pocket with Robyn Hitchcock - Surround Him With Love (Surround Him With Love EP, 2009)
Pocket with Mark Burgess - A Force Of Nature (A Force Of Nature EP, 2009)

By request, two blues tracks:
Booker T. Laury - Early In the Morning (Classic Piano Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, 2008)
Memphis Slim - Dedication to Pete Johnson (Classic Piano Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, 2008)

Gang Of Four - Second Life (Content, 2010)
Tears For Fears - Secret World (Everybody Loves A Happy Ending, 2004)
XTC - Chain Of Command (Drums And Wires bonus 7", 1979)
Barbara Manning - Deep Sea Diver (Deep Sea Diver EP, 2005)
Dream Syndicate - Tell Me When It's Over (live) (Medicine Show reissue, 2010 - originally released in 1984)
Basement Jaxx with Siouxsie - Cish Cash (Kish Kash, 2003)
Firewater - Borneo (The Golden Hour, 2008)
The Bears - Mr. Bonaparte (Car Caught Fire, 2001)
JC Hopkins - Amsterdam (Athens By Night, 1997)
Go-Metric USA - I Met Robyn Hitchcock (Three Chords By Two Verses EP, 1998)
David Sylvian - Sleepwalkers (The World Is Everything, 2007)
The Church - Invisible (acoustic version) (El Momento Descuidado, 2004)
The Magnetic Fields - You Must Be Out Of Your Mind (Realism, 2010)
The Flatmates - Happy All The Time (Happy All The Time EP, 1987)
Grant Lee Phillips - Spring Released (Mobilize, 2001)
Grinderman - Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars) (Grinderman, 2007)
The Fall - Bury Pts. 1 + 3 (Your Future Our Clutter, 2010)
Ed Kuepper - Blind Girl Stripper (Black Ticket Day, 1992)
Unbelievable Truth - Agony (Sorrythankyou, 1999)
Foil - Superhero No. 1 (Never Got Hip, 2000)
Public Image Limited - Covered (live on The Dennis Miller Show, 1992) (Youtube clip)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Punk & Post-Punk Nuggets

For today's show I highlighted my favorite punk and post-punk compilations. I was originally going to showcase my favorite compilations of *all* stripes but decided the music just wouldn't flow going from swing to country to post-punk. I adore compilations that cut to the chase and highlight the best of a particular genre, scene or label. There are those who chase after rockabilly or garage-rock comps, I'm hooked on post-punk compilations - and there always seems to be more in the pipeline.

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Patrick Fitzgerald - Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart (1-2-3-4 - Punk & New Wave 1976-1979)
Jane - It's A Fine Day (Pillows & Prayers)
Red Box - Chenko (Pillows & Prayers)
The Atlantics - Lonely Hearts (DIY - Mass Ave, The Boston Scene)
Jilted John - Jilted John (DIY - UK Pop I)
The Records - Starry Eyes (DIY - UK Pop II)
The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action (DIY - Come Out And Play, American Power Pop I)
Weekend - Drumbeat For Baby (7" Up)
Gavin Bryars - White's SS (From Brussels With Love)
Rhythm Of Life - Soon (The Fruit Of The Original Sin)
Thin Yoghurts - Girl On The Bus (Messthetics Greatest Hits)
Existence - I'm Glad (Messthetics #101)
The Lines - On The Air (Messthetics #102)
The Tours - Language School (Perfect Unpop)
Shock Headed Peters - I Bloodbrother Be (Too Good To Be True - The Very Best Of El Records)
Selecter - On My Radio (The 2 Tone Collection - A Checkered Past)
IQ Zero - Insects (Auteur Labels - Object Music 1978-1981)
Diagram Brothers - Bricks (Auteur Labels - New Hormones 1977-1982)
Abecedarians - Benway's Carnival (Auteur Labels - Independent Project Records)
Asylum Party - The Sabbath (Transmission 81-89 - The French Cold Wave)
Act - Ping Pong (BIPPP - French Synth-Wave 1979-1985)
Charles De Goal - Synchro (So Young But So Cold - Underground French Music 1977-1983)
Ruth - Roman Photo (So Young But So Cold - Underground French Music 1977-1983)
Nightmares In Wax - Shangri-La (Hicks From The Sticks)
The Au Pairs - You (Rough Trade Shops - Post Punk)
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business (Rough Trade Shops - Post Punk)
The Flys - Love And A Molotov Cocktail (Do It Yourself - The Rise Of The Independent Music Industry)
The Normal - Warm Leatherette (Some Bizarre Album)
The Nightingales - Crafty Fag (Death To Trad Rock)
Prolapse - Psychotic Now (Death To Trad Rock)
Holger Hiller - Johnny Du Lump (Ambition - The History Of Cherry Red Records)
The Tights - China's Eternal (I'll Give You My Heart, I'll Give You My Heart - The Cherry Red Records Singles Collection)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Alt Country show

This week I focused on the alt country scene - mainly country fused with the spirit of punk but also some straight-up country from the underground. Nary a gratuitous American flag or cowboy hat in sight!

Download to the podcast of the show by request, just leave me a comment.

Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (40 Greatest Hits)
Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue (live 1969) (At San Quentin)
Jason & The Scorchers - Last Time Around (Essential Vol. 1)
The Mekons - Slightly South Of The Border (The Edge Of The World)
Uncle Tupelo - Give Me Back The Key To My Heart (Anodyne)
True Believers - Hard Road (Hard Road)
Lucinda Williams - Changed The Locks (Lucinda Williams)
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars (Mermaid Avenue)
Whiskeytown - Losering (Strangers Almanac)
Bap Kennedy - Vampire (Domestic Blues)
Old 97s - Timebomb (Too Far To Care)
Chris Mills - Keep The Corpse Beautiful (Nobody's Favorite)
Neko Case - The Tigers Have Spoken (live) (The Tigers Have Spoken)
Jon Langford & Richard Buckner - Do You Wanna Go Somewhere? (Sir Dark Invader Vs. The Fanglord)
The Drive-By Truckers - Carl Perkins' Cadillac (The Dirty South)
The Waco Brothers - The Death Of Country Music (Cowboy In Flames)
Nora O'Connor - My Backyard (Til The Dawn)
Kelly Hogan & John Wesley Harding - A Little Bit Country (V/A - 20 More Explosive Fantastic Rockin' Mega Smash Hit Explosions!)
Sally Timms - Dreaming Cowboy (Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments... For Lost Buckaroos)
Hem - Half Acre (Rabbit Songs)
Wheat Pool - Lefty (Hauntario)
The Meat Purveyors - Sunshine (V/A - Down To The Promised Land)
Robbie Fulks - Cigarette State (V/A - For A Life Of Sin)
Split Lip Rayfield - How Many Biscuits Can You Eat (V/A - For A Decade Of Sin)
Blanche - Red Head (V/A - For A Decade Of Sin)
Caitlin Cary - Shallow Heart, Shallow Water (While You Weren't Looking)
Handsome Family - The Dutch Boy (Milk And Scissors)
Jonathan Richman - You're Crazy For Taking The Bus (Jonathan Goes Country)
Tim Rogers & The Twin Set - Hi, We're The Support Band (What Rhymes With Cars And Girls)
Stan Ridgway - Luthor Played Guitar (Black Diamond)
Nick Cave - Let The Bells Ring (Abattoir Blues)
Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl (Red Dirt Girl)
Edith Frost - My Window Faces The South (Pine Valley Cosmonauts - Salute The Majesty Of Bob Wills)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Bands show

This week I focused on active bands that have released 3 or fewer albums. It was more a challenge for myself as I've been finding it hard to find new bands that I love (and not merely like). I cheated a bit and included side-projects and solo albums from previously established artists but, hey, it's my show!

You can download it on request, leave me a comment.

The Twilight Sad - I Became A Prostitute (Forget The Night Ahead, 2009)
Surf City - Records Of A Flagpole Sitter (Surf City EP, 2008)
These New Puritans - Attack Music (Hidden, 2010)
Archie Bronson Outfit - Cherry Lips (Derdang Derdang, 2006)
Annie Christian - Loves Pretty Colours (Digital download, 2009)
Wheat Pool - Geographic Centre Of Canada (Township, 2007)
Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling (Two Dancers, 2009)
Wilderness - Marginal Over (Wilderness, 2005)
A Frames - Nobot (A Frames, 2002)
Erase Errata - Ca. Viewing (At Crystal Palace, 2003)
The Amphetameanies - Last Night (Right Line In Nylons, 2000)
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Future Perfect Tense (Twice Born Men, 2009)
Thomas Feiner - All That Numbs You (The Opiates (Revised), 2008)
Boxer Rebellion - Watermelon (Exits, 2005)
Die! Die! Die! - People Talk (Promises, Promises, 2007)
Sons And Daughters - Dance Me In (The Repulsion Box, 2005)
Cowboyracer - Hey Cowboy (Yellow Horse EP, 2004)
The Bads - So Alive (So Alive, 2009)
The Slits - Ask Ma (Trapped Animal, 2009)
Black Swan Lane - Lie Still (The Sun And The Moon Sessions, 2009)
Githead - Take Off (Landing, 2009)
Dead Guitars - Feels Alright (Airplanes, 2007)
Justin Currie - Ready To Be (The Great War, 2010)
Terry DeCastro - East St. O'Neill (A Casa Verde, 2009)
Patrick Duff - Dead Man Singing (The Mad Straight Road, forthcoming 2010)
Jason Pegg - Get Out The Way (Jason Pegg, 2010)
Tender Trap - Girls With Guns (Dansette Dansette, 2010)
Andy Prieboy - Bands (The Questionable Profits Of Pure Novelty, 2009)
Deano Waco - More Than Fair (Deano Waco Meats The Purveyors, self-released 2009)
Eskimo (now known as Kimo) - Evergreen (Loverbatim, 2005)
Rob Dickinson - My Name Is Love (Fresh Wine For The Horses, 2005)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Covers show

Today's show was all covers! I was going for covers of hit songs - I could do an entire other show of covers of other underground artists.

Listen to this show on request, leave me a comment.

John Cale - Heartbreak Hotel (Slow Dazzle, 1975 - Elvis Presley, 1956)
Devo - I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Q: Are We Not Men, 1978 - The Rolling Stones, 1965)
The Sex Pistols - I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone (rehearsal, 1976) (The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle, 1979 - The Monkees, 1966)
The Jam - Move On Up (Beat Surrender EP, 1982 - Curtis Mayfield, 1970)
The Primitives - I'll Be Your Mirror (Pure, 1989 - The Velvet Underground, 1966)
Siouxsie - Dear Prudence (Hyaena, 1984 - The Beatles, 1968)
Husker Du - Eight Miles High (Zen Arcade bonus, 1984 - The Byrds, 1966)
Echo & The Bunnymen - People Are Strange (V/A - The Lost Boys soundtrack, 1987 - The Doors, 1967)
The Fall - Victoria (The Frenz Experiment, 1988 - The Kinks, 1969)
Robyn Hitchcock - Kung Fu Fighting (V/A - Alvin Lives In Leeds, 1990 - Carl Douglas, 1974)
Frank And Walters - Funky Cold Medina (After All EP, 1992 - Tone Loc, 1989)
The Beautiful South - We Should Be Dancing (Bell Bottomed Tear single, 1992 - Bee Gees, 1976)
Alex Chilton - Volare (High Priest, 1987 - Domenico Modugno, 1958 Eurovision entry!)
Stan Ridgway - Witchcraft (The Way I Feel Today, 1998 - Frank Sinatra, 1957)
David Sylvian - Somewhere (Digital download, 2004 - from West Side Story, 1961)
Innocence Mission - Over The Rainbow (Now The Day Is Over, 2004 - Judy Garland, 1939)
Syd Straw - Harper Valley PTA (V/A - Real - The Tom T Hall Project, 1998 - Jeannie C. Riley, 1968)
Jason & The Scorchers - Absolutely Sweet Marie (Fervor EP, 1983 - Bob Dylan, 1966)
Reverend Horton Heat - Folsom Prison Blues (Holy Roller, 1999 - Johnny Cash, 1955)
Whiskeytown - Dreams (Strangers Almanac reissue, 2008 - Fleetwood Mac, 1977)
Barbara Manning - Dancing In The Dark (Live Instore, 2000 - Bruce Springsteen, 1984)
Richard Thompson - Oops I Did It Again (1000 Years Of Popular Music, 2003 - Britney Spears, 2000)
Porter Hall Tennessee - People Who Died (V/A - For A Decade Of Sin, 2005 - Jim Carroll, 1980)
Joe Pernice - Hello It's Me (It Feels So Good When I Stop, 2009 - Todd Rundgren, 1974)
Peter Gabriel - Heroes (Scratch My Back, 2010 - David Bowie, 1977)
Firewater - The Beat Goes On (Songs We Should Have Written, 2004 - Sonny & Cher, 1967)
Gene - Nightswimming (Where Are They Now EP, 1997 - REM, 1992)
Tears For Fears - Creep (Raoul And The Kings Of Spain EP, 1995 - Radiohead, 1993)
Adrian Belew - Free As A Bird (Belew Prints, 1998 - The Beatles, 1995 for The Beatles Anthology)
Billy Bragg - When Will I See You Again (V/A, Ruby Trax, 1992 - The Third Degrees, 1974)
Jill Sobule (and me!) - All The Young Dudes (live) (Personal bootleg, 1995 - Mott The Hoople, 1972)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Zealand show

This week's show was all about the New Zealand indie scene! I've been in love with the country and it's music since I heard The Chills "Pink Frost", it was a total epiphany. NZ's amazing mix of melody and raucousness still amazes me - young bands like The Mint Chicks, Die! Die! Die!, Punches, and Surf City are still making great music from the tiny little islands.

Download the show on request, leave me a comment.

Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit (Submarine Bells, 1990)
Clean - Billy Two (Anthology, 2002 - originally from Boodle Boodle Boodle 12", 1982)
Bats - North By North (Daddy's Highway, 1987)
Bird Nest Roys - Jaffa Boy (Bird Nest Roys, 1987)
Pin Group - Ambivalence (The Pin Group, 1997 - originally from Ambivalence single, 1981) - very first FN release
Mainly Spaniards - That's What Friends Are For (25th Anniversary box set, 2006 - originally from That's What... single, 1982)
Danse Macabre - Between The Lines (Between The Lines, 2005 - originally from Between 12", 1981)
Dead Famous People - The Girl With An Attitude Problem (Arriving Late In Torn And Filthy Jeans, 1989)
Able Tasmans - Hold Me I (Hey Spinner, 1990)
Verlaines - War In My Head (Ready To Fly, 1991)
3Ds - Ben (Strange News From The Angels, 1997)
Headless Chickens - Gaskrankenstation (Body Blow, 1991)
Straitjacket Fits - She Speeds (Hail, 1988)
Bailter Space - The Aim (The Aim EP, 1992)
Jay Clarkson - Fool (Various - Does It Float?, 1994)
Sombretones - Love (Sombretones EP, 1990)
Chris Knox - Not Given Lightly (Seizure, 1989)
Fats Thompson - Too Much Jazz (Various - Does It Float?, 1994)
David Mulcahy - Blue Chicken Heart (Oddy Knocky, 1998)
Snapper - Death And Weirdness In The Surfing Zone (Snapper EP, 1988)
High Dependency Unit - Schallblute (Fire Works, 2001)
Loves Ugly Children - Suck (Showered In Gold, 1997)
Cloudboy - (You're So) Pretty (Down At The End Of The Garden, 2001)
Mestar - Konked Out (Shut The Squizwot Factories Down, 2006)
Punches - Unseen (Punches EP, 2006)
Subliminals - Uh-Oh (United State, 2000)
Don McGlashen - C2006P1 (Make Yourself At Home) (Marvellous Year, 2009)
Peter Gutteridge - Don't Catch Fire (Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox, 2009)
Minisnap - In My Pocket (In My Pocket EP, 2002)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

40 Years of Underground Rock

Today's show went much smoother, though I almost didn't get into the station! I'm still waiting for my access card. Ah, academia... The idea today was to present a broad overview of my tastes and highlight favorite tracks from the past 40 years of underground rock. It's almost arbitrary picking 7 songs to represent an entire decade! Of course, 'rock' leaves out swing, funk, country and experimental stuff I like.

You can hear the show by request - leave me a comment.

Roxy Music - Do The Strand (For Your Pleasure, 1973)
John Cale - Buffalo Ballet (Fear, 1974)
Eno - King's Lead Hat (Before And After Science, 1977)
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing (The Idiot, 1977)
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love... (Love Bites, 1978)
Penetration - Danger Signs (1979 Peel session) (Penetration comp)
PiL - Public Image (Public Image, 1978)

Chameleons - Don't Fall (Script Of The Bridge, 1983)
The Sound - Winning (From The Lion's Mouth, 1981)
Go-Betweens - Cattle & Cane (Before Hollywood, 1983)
Chills - Pink Frost (Kaleidoscope World comp, 1986 - single 1984)
Felt - Primitive Painters (Ignite The Seven Cannons, 1985)
Siouxsie - Fireworks (Kiss In The Dreamhouse reissue, single 1982)
Wire - Eardrum Buzz (It's Beginning To And Back Again, 1989)

Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod (JBMH single, 1991, later on Psalm 69) (with Gibby Haynes)
Lush - For Love (Spooky, 1992)
Ropers - Lost (The Ropers comp, 1994 - Sunbathe single, 1993)
Black Watch - See You Around (Amphetamines, 1994)
Muttons Birds - Don't Fear The Reaper (single, 1996 - from "The Frighteners" movie over the end credits)
Bike - Take In The Sun (Take In The Sun, 1999)
Robyn Hitchcock - I Feel Beautiful (Jewels For Sophia, 1999)

Neko Case - Knock Loud (Canadian Amp, 2001)
Animals That Swim - Seven Days (Happiness From A Distant Star, 2001)
Fall - Blindness (2004 Peel session) (The Complete Peel Sessions comp)
Mint Chicks - Ockham's Razor (Crazy Yes Dumb No, 2006)
Astrid Williamson - Shut Your Mouth (Here Come The Vikings, 2009)
These New Puritans - Elvis (Beat Pyramid, 2008)
Andy Partridge - Sonic Boom (Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 7, 2006)
Archie Bronson Outfit - Shark's Tooth (Coconut, 2010)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I put together a compilation of recent favorites, stuff I've bought the last couple of years. You can download it on request, just leave me a comment. Note this is just a collection of individual tracks, not a compilation you can load onto your MP3 player. Best to play them off your computer.

Robyn Hitchcock - Goodnight Oslo
These New Puritans - Elvis
Wire - One Of Us
A-Frames - Nobot
Archie Bronson Outfit - Magnetic Warrior
Dimmer - Degrees Of Existence
Drive-By Truckers - That Man I Shot
Peter Gabriel - The Book Of Love
Lets Go Naked - Three Limbs
Don McGlashan - C2006P1
Mission Of Burma - 1, 2, 3, Party!
Nomeansno - Now
Jason Pegg - Get Out Of The Way
Joe Pernice - Chevy Van
Surf City - Records Of A Flagpole Skater
Wheat Pool - Geographic Centre Of Canada
Wild Beasts - The Devil's Crayon
Wilderness - Marginal Over
Peter Gutteridge - Don't Catch Fire
Wolfhounds - Magic Triggers

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Warm-up show!

Well, I had a playlist all planned out on my iPod and wouldn't you know it, I couldn't get the line-in working on the desk. No idea what happened but I had to scramble and pull random CDs from the stacks - I won't make that mistake again! I own lots of the stuff I played but I also pulled out plenty of good-but-not-great new indie bands just to mix them in.

It was good practice, though, and by the end I was getting the hang of it, setting the right levels and feeling more comfortable in front of the mike. Next week will be my proper debut!

Oh, and I'm followed by another local resident whose show is called "Home Cooking Jazz with Judith".

This weeks show/podcast is available by request, just leave a comment.

Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic - Laramid Revolution
New Model Army - Ocean Rising
You Say Party We Say Die - Glory
Weakerthans - Tournemant Of Hearts
Archie Bronson Outfit - Magnetic Warrior
Vampire Weekend - Horchata
Apples In Stereo - Dream About The Future
Joanna Newsom - Easy
OK Go - This Too Shall Pass
Drive-By Truckers - The Fourth Night Of My Drinking
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - (Whatever Happened To) My Rock'n'Roll (live)
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades (live)
Clearlake - Almost The Same
Consonant - That Boston Life
The Baseball Project - Harvey Haddix
Eno/Cale - One Word (edit)
David Kilgour - Frozen Orange
The Baseball Project - The Yankee Flipper [I forgot to take it out of the tray!]
Chris Mills - Take Me Down
Son Volt - Too Early
Tribe - Supercollider
Lucksmiths - Untidy Towns
The 3Ds - Hellzapoppin
Minisnap - New Broom
Los Lobos - Kiko And The Lavender Moon
Paul Kelly & The Messengers - Wintercoat
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
Cinerama - Starry Eyed
Baby Ray - Gossamer Riddle

Monday, May 31, 2010

Eardrum Buzz!

Listen to my humble radio show, "Eardrum Buzz" on WBRS, 100.1, straight from the Brandeis Campus Center, on Tuesday mornings from 10am-12pm. I'll play all sorts of underground covering punk, post-punk, indie, the New Zealand and Australian scenes, alt-country and more!

Stream it here: http://wbrswebcast.campusctr.brandeis.edu:8000/listen.pls