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