Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Research & Development show

This week's show is a review of what I call the "research and development" listening I do - new stuff from old favorites, side-tracks never followed up on, things I've read about in forums or elsewhere online and things I've heard on our other cool local stations. Not everything's great but I can usually find at least something that stands out on each album.

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Robyn Hitchcock - Old Man Weather (Tromso, Kaptein, 2011)
GB3 - Actress On A Mattress (with Grant McLennan) (Empitness Is Our Business, 2006)
Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol (Silver Pistol, 1972)
Box Tops - Wang Dang Doodle (Tear Off, 1998)
Test Dept. - Total Nervous Phenomonom (V/A - If You Can't Please Yourself, You Can't Please Your Soul, 1985)
UNKLE - Money And Run (with Nick Cave) (Only The Lonely EP, 2011)
Radiohead - Supercollider (Supercollider 12", 2011)
Shriekback - My Vast Behaviour (Life In The Loading Bay bonus disc, 2011)
Restaurants For Dogs - Le Freak (Shriekback-Related Rareties CDR, 2011)
Art Brut - Direct Hit (with Hank Starrs) (Direct Hit! EP, 2007)
Play Dead - Sin Of Sins (live) (Into The Fire, 1985)
Ride - Dreams Burn Down (live) (Nowhere 20th Anniversary reissue, 2011)
801 - T.N.K. (Tomorrow Never Knows) (live) (801 Live, 1976)
Spacemen 3 - Take Me To The Other Side (The Perfect Prescription, 1987)
The Oscillation - Respond In Silence (Out Of Phase, 2007)
The Megaphonic Thrift - Undertow (Decay Decoy, 2011)
Sunbirds - Rocket (No Sun No Shadow, 2003)
Kissing The Pink - Watching Their Eyes (Naked, 1983)
Tuxedomoon - Incubus (Blue Suit) (Desire, 1981)
Cabaret Voltaire - Eastern Track (Conform To Deform, 2001)
Squeeze - Slap & Tickle (Cool For Cats, 1979)
The Times - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape (Pop Goes Art!, 1982)
The Go-Go's - Johnny, Are You Queer? (live) (Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's, 1994)
The Disciplines - Fate's A Strong Bitch (with Lydia Lunch) (Virgins Of Menace, 2011)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Mama Taught Me Better (Beat The Devil's Tattoo, 2010)
Marcellus Hall - One Drop Of Rain (The First Line, 2011)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring vacation show

This week's show is all about vacations, holidays and the beach. Next week it's spring break for Brandeis and my kids as well!

No show next week, when I come back I'm planning on doing some label retrospectives, maybe a bird-themed show, perhaps a show highlighting an artists band output with their solo work.

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The Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun (Never Mind The Bollocks, 1977)
The Saints - Every Day's A Holiday, Every Night's A Party (Prehistoric Sounds, 1978)
Ultravox - Radio Beach (live) (digital bootleg, 1979)
Radio Birdman - Zeno Beach (Zeno Beach, 2006)
Rik Starr - A Sort Of Holiday (V/A - Flying Nun 25th Anniversary box, 2006)
Peter Jefferies - On An Unknown Beach (The Last Great Challenge In A Dull World, 1991)
David Kilgour - Beached (Sugar Mouth, 1994)
Robert Scott - Back Beach (Tudor Gates EP, 2002)
The Spongetones - Every Night Is A Holiday (Beat Music, 1982)
The B'Girls - Fun At The Beach (Fun At The Beach 7", 1979)
Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach (Metro Music, 1980)
V.D.U.'s - Holiday Romances (V/A - Messthetics, Vol. 3, 2004 - originally released in 1980)
Collective Horizontal - Beach Coma (V/A - Messthetics #101, 2006 - originally released in 1979)
The Embarrassment - Two-Week Vacation (Heyday 1979-1983, 1995)
28th Day - Holiday (28th Day, 1992)
The Amphetameanies - Bedroom Holiday (Right Line In Nylons, 2000)
The Coctails - Working Holiday (V/A - Working Holiday, 1994)
Baby Bird - Aluminium Beach (Fatherhood, 1995)
The Lilac Time - Bank Holiday Monday (Keep Going, 2003)
Kirsty MacColl - He's On The Beach (From Croydon To Cuba, 2005 - originally released in 1985)
Max Eider - Spittal Beach (Disaffection, 2010)
Camera Obscura - Roman Holiday (Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken single, 2006)
The Chameleons - On The Beach (What Does Anything Mean? Basically, 1985)
Slowdive - Beach Song (Beach Song flexi, 1992)
Consonant - Mysteries Of The Holiday Camp (Love And Afflication, 2003)
Captain Sensible - Holiday In My Heart (The Universe Of Geoffrey Brown, 1998)
Sleeper - Package Holiday (Sale Of The Century single, 1996)
Orange Juice - Holiday Hymn (Peel session) (Coals To Newcastle box, 2010)
TV Smith's Cheap - Silicon Valley Holiday (RIP - Everything Must Go!, 1995)
Salem 66 - Holiday (Frequency And Urgency, 1987)
President's Eleven - Summer Vacation (V/A - Behind The Banana Curtain, 2000)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Singled Out: Devo

The latest Singled Out highlighted Devo! DJ Mark and I presented an hour of our favorite tracks from their golden period, including some oddities and early singles. Sadly our babbling meant we ran over time and I couldn't play the best track off the comeback album ("Don't Shoot I'm A Man). Devo - so much more than just "Whip It"!

Feel free to leave me a comment requesting an artist for future Singled Out shows.

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Devo - Devo Corporate Anthem (Duty Now For The Future, 1979)
Devo - Jocko Homo (single version) (Mongoloid 7", 1977)
Devo - Be Stiff (Be Stiff 7", 1978)
Devo - Mongoloid (single version) (Mongoloid 7", 1977)
Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 1978)
Devo - Space Junk (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 1978)
Devo - Clockout (Duty Now For The Future, 1979)
Devo - The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise (Duty Now For The Future, 1979)
Devo - Whip It (live) (Dev-O Live, 1981)
Devo - Cold War (Freedom Of Choice, 1980)
Devo - That's Pep! (Freedom Of Choice, 1980)
Devo - Mr. B's Ballroom (Freedom Of Choice, 1980)
Devo - Nu-Tra Speaks - New Traditionalist Man (Beautiful World 7", 1981)
Devo - Jerkin' Back And Forth (New Traditionalists, 1981)
Devo - Beautiful World (New Traditionalists, 1981)
Devo - Peek-A-Boo! (Dance Velocity) (Peek-A-Boo! 12", 1982)
Devo - Find Out (b-side of Peek-A-Boo single) (Peek-A-Boo! 7", 1982)
Devo - Shout (Shout, 1984)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4-5 Show

No theme this week, just a bit of this and that - some new stuff up front, a 2 Tone set, a Wire/Colin Newman set as I just saw a great Wire gig this weekend, then just whatever tickled my fancy. Annoyingly, the webcasting was down again so here's just the tunes without that bothersome DJ going on and on.

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These New Puritans - Fire-Power (Hidden, 2010)
Shriekback - Semi Delicious (Life In The Loading Bay, 2010)
Surf City - Crazy Rulers Of The World (Kudos, 2010)
Street Chant - Cloud Jumpers (Means, 2010)
The English Beat - Rotating Head (Special Beat Service, 1982)
The Specials - Blank Expression (The Specials, 1979)
The Selecter - On My Radio (V/A - The 2 Tone Collection, 1993 - originally released in 1979)
Wire - Red Barked Trees (Red Barked Trees, 2011)
Githead - These Days (Art Pop, 2007)
Colin Newman - But I... (Commercial Suicide, 1986)
Guadalcanal Diary - Litany (Life Goes On) (2x4, 1987)
Jason & The Scorchers - Golden Days (Halcyon Days, 2010)
The Blasters - I'm Shakin' (The Blasters, 1981)
Lone Justice - Ways To Be Wicked (Lone Justice, 1985)
Snowmen - Safe (Soundproof, 1994)
Eight Living Legs - Don't Do That Near Me (False Sense Of Security, 2005 - originally recorded in 1983)
Earwig - Driving You Mad, Slowly (Past, 1992)
The Dawn Parade - Caffeine Row (Caffeine Row single, 2002)
Keyop - We Hate Andrew Song (V/A - Avon Scrawling, 2000)
Big Dipper - He Is God (V/A - Human Music, 1988)
Scrawl - 11:59 It's January (V/A - Working Holiday!, 1994)
Tom Waits - Heigh Ho (The Dwarfs Marching Song) (V/A - Stay Awake, 1988)
Brian Dewan - The Mirimachi Fire (Words Of Wisdom, 2007)
The Handsome Family - The Giant Of Illinois (Through The Trees, 1998)
John Wesley Harding - Kiss Me, Miss Liberty (New Deal, 1996)
Robert Forster with Adele Pickvance - The Light That Guides You Home (digital single, 2009)
Lift - Bleeding You Dry (Bleeding You Dry single, 1999)
You Am I - Hourly, Daily (Hourly, Daily, 1996)
Winter Hours - Island Of Jewels (Wait Til The Morning, 1989)
Kevin Salem - Lighthouse Keeper (Soma City, 1995)