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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If any of my 9 listeners have ideas for a theme they'd like to hear, send me a comment!

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!

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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)