Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Punk & Post-Punk Nuggets III

For this week's show I've dug back into my favorite period in music, punk and post-punk, looking for nuggets from bands that released only one single, hard-to-find gems from established bands and other earworthy tracks! As a bonus, the high-quality stream was back up so the show is complete and sounds great!

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And if you like this show, check out the first two shows with the same theme:
Punk & Post-Punk Nuggets
Punk & Post-Punk Nuggets II

Riff Raff - Romford Girls (I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut 7", 1978)
The Nips - All The Time In The World (All The Time In The World 7", 1978)
Johnny And The Self Abusers - Saints And Sinners (Saints And Sinners 7", 1977)
Dave Goodman & Friends - Justifiable Homicide (Justifiable Homicide 7", 1978)
The Table - Do The Standing Still (Do The Standing Still 7", 1977)
Vice Squad - Last Rockers (Last Rockers 7", 1980)
Notsensibles - (I'm In Love With) Margaret Thatcher (I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher 7", 1979)
The Prefects - Things In General (Peel session) (Going Through The Motions 7", 1979)
The Dils - I Hate The Rich (I Hate The Rich 7", 1977)
The Embarrassment - Careen (Death Travels West, 1983)
Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps (Too Many Creeps 7", 1980)
Frank Chickens - We Are Ninja (We Are Frank Chickens, 1984)
Fallout Club - Pedestrian Walkway (Dream Soldiers 7", 1981)
The Blue Nile - I Love This Life (I Love This Life 7", 1981)
Colourbox - The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme (The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme 7", 1986)
Die Doraus & Die Marinas - Fred Vom Jupiter (Fred Vom Jupiter 7", 1982)
C Cat Trance - Shake The Mind (Shake The Mind 12", 1986)
The Unknown Cases - Masimba Bele (Masimba Bele 12", 1983)
Blue Orchids - Work (Work 7", 1981)
Blurt - The Fish Needs A Bike (The Fish Needs A Bike 7", 1981)
Fire Engines - Big Gold Dream (Big Gold Dream 12", 1981)
Josef K - Sorry For Laughing (single version) (Sorry For Laughing 7", 1981)
The Armoury Show - Castles In Spain (Castles In Spain 7", 1984)
Easterhouse - Out On Your Own (Contenders, 1986)
The Room - Things Have Learnt To Walk That Ought To Crawl (Indoor Fireworks, 1982)
The Cleaners From Venus - Marilyn On A Train (new version) (In The Golden Autumn cassette, 1983)
Rodney Allen - Happysad (Happysad, 1987)
Buba & The Shop Assistants - Something To Do (Something To Do 7", 1984)
The Valves - It Don't Mean Nothing At All (It Don't Mean Nothing At All 7", 1979)
Grow-Up - Joanne (Joanne 7", 1980)
Airkraft - Move In Rhythm (Move In Rhythm 7", 1980)
Dave Ball - Strict Tempo (featuring Gavin Friday) (In Strict Tempo, 1983)
Bow Wow Wow - C30 C60 C90 Go (C30 C60 C90 Go 7", 1980)
Delmontes - Ga-Ga (Tous Les Soirs 7", 1980)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bands Named After Songs show

This week's show is "Bands Named After Songs", so you'll hear The Fall followed by Dresden Dolls, Talking Heads followed by Radiohead, and many more that I bet you never knew were connected!

Sadly, once again the station transmission had issues - the webstream was badly distorted. Here's the music, though.

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Brian Eno - Burning Airlines Give You So Much More (Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), 1974)
Burning Airlines - Carnival (Mission: Control!, 1999)
John Cale - Ski Patrol (Slow Dazzle, 1975)
Ski Patrol - Agent Orange (Agent Orange 7", 1980)
Can - Moonshake (Future Days, 1973)
Moonshake - Sweetheart (Eva Luna, 1992)
Leonard Cohen - Sisters Of Mercy (Songs Of Leonard Cohen, 1967)
The Sisters Of Mercy - Marian (version) (First And Last And Always, 1985)
The Fall - Dresden Dolls (demo) (Backdrop 1994 - recorded in 1977)
The Dresden Dolls - Coin-Operated Boy (The Dresden Dolls, 2004)
Public Image Ltd - Radio 4 (Metal Box, 1979)
Radio 4 - How The Stars Got Crossed (New Song And Dance, 2000)
Sonic Youth - Eric's Trip (Daydream Nation, 1988)
Eric's Trip - Laying Blame (Split 7" with Sloan, 1994)
DNA - Blonde Red Head (A Taste Of DNA EP, 1981)
Blonde Redhead - Messenger (featuring David Sylvian) (Equus EP, 2004)
Roxy Music - Ladytron (Roxy Music, 1972)
Ladytron - Blue Jeans 2.0 (Softcore Jukebox, 2003)
Japan - Life Without Buildings (The Art Of Parties 7", 1981)
Life Without Buildings - Young Offenders (Any Other City, 2000)
Primal Scream - Velocity Girl (Crystal Crescent 7", 1986)
Velocity Girl - I Can't Stop Smiling (Simpatico!, 1994)
The Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves (The Smiths, 1984)
Pretty Girls Make Graves - The Number (Elan Vital, 2006)
The Ramones - Bad Brain (Road To Ruin, 1978)
Bad Brains - I Against I (I Against I, 1986)
The Vibrators - Stiff Little Fingers (Pure Mania, 1977)
Stiff Little Fingers - Fly The Flag (Peel session) (The Complete John Peel Sessions, 2002 - recorded in 1980)
Talking Heads - Radio Head (True Stories, 1986)
Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words (Digital download, 2009)
XTC - Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her (The Big Express, 1984)
Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her - No Telephone (No! No! No!, 2000)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

9-13-2011 Show

This week's show has new stuff from HTRK, Punches, and Bat For Lashes and old stuff from pre-punk Illuminati Scott Walker, Kevin Ayers, and David Bowie and everything in between! Unfortunately, the station's streaming didn't come online until halfway through the show so you're bereft of my commentary for the first hour. Weep for your lost knowledge! OK, the highlights were:

- HTRK is a young band from Australia, formerly known as Hate Rock Trio.
- S.T.U.N. stands for Scream Towards the Uprising of Non-Conformity. That track is a leftover from my Wire covers show.
- The Summer Hits song is an ode to Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier.
- I've recently succumbed to the charms of Kevin Ayers. It took a couple of years and revisitations but his baritone and odd prop/pop vibe has won me over. The track here is a collaboration with Nico. I've long neglected the pre-punk first half of the 70s and I'm looking forward to digging in deeper to that era.
- Punches is a collaboration between an instrumentalist in New Zealand and a vocalist in Tennessee.
- I cannot tell you how much I love Scott Walker these days. He's been a revelation of the highest order, and no one else has had the career he's had - from teen idol as big as the Beatles in the 60s UK to a complete outsider making albums unlike anyone else.
- I saw The English Beat at Johnny D's the other night (well, half as Dave Wakeling heads it up sans Ranking Roger) and they were fantastic, playing all their best material.

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HTRK - Slo Glo (Work Work Work, 2011)
S.T.U.N. - Reuters (Evolution Of Energy, 2003)
The Summer Hits - Laetitia (Beaches And Canyons, 1996)
Elf Power - Needles In The Camel's Eye (When The Red King Comes, 1997)
Godley & Creme - I Pity Inanimate Objects (Freeze Frame, 1979)
Kevin Ayers - Irreversible Neural Damage / Invitation (The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Others Stories, 1974)
David Bowie - Moss Garden (Heroes, 1977)
Punches - Tools Of The Trade (Etheria, 2011)
Bat For Lashes - The Big Sleep (with Scott Walker) (Two Suns, 2009)
Scott Walker - Cossacks Are (The Drift, 2006)
The English Beat - Save It For Later (Peel session) (Digital distribution, 1982)
Shack - Pull Together (H.M.S. Fable, 1999)
Joe Hisaishi - Hope (with Bill Nelson) (Chizyou No Rakuen [Paradise On Earth], 1994)
All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors - Catcher (Straight Blue Line, 2000)
Envy - Bloodboy (Distorted Greetings, 1995)
Alec Bathgate - Pet Hates (Gold Lame, 1996)
hollAnd - Sparks (Drums EP, 2001)
Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right! (People Are People, 1984)
Cast - Finetime (All Change, 1995)
Immaculate Fools - Immaculate Fools (extended version) (Immaculate Fools 12", 1984)
The Creatures - Gecko (The Feast, 1983)
Red Guitars - Marimba Jive (Slow To Fade, 1984)
Neil Finn - Log Drums (Try Whistling This bonus disc, 1998)
La Peste - Better Off Dead (La Peste, 1996 - originally released in 1978)
Pharmacy - Shine (Pharmacy EP, 1998)
The San Francisco Seals - Nowherica (Nowherica 7", 1993)
Peter Murphy - Warm Leatherette (featuring Jeordie White & Atticus Ross) (radio session) (Digital distribution, 2006)
Japan - Ghosts (Tin Drum, 1981)
Talk Talk - John Cope (I Believe In You single, 1988)
Ken Nordine - Hunger Is From (Word Jazz, 1957)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hurricane show

This week's show is dedicated to hurricanes and storms, given our recent weather. Given the time of year I'm sure this theme will pop up again!

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Mark Bingham - Hurricane Introduction (V/A - Lost In The Stars, 1985)
Wayne Hancock - Thunderstorms & Neon Signs (live) (V/A - Bloodied But Unbowed, 2006)
Dollar Store - Hurricane Charley (Money Music, 2007)
Johnny Dangerously - Storm Warning (acoustic) (unknown source, late 1980s)
The Fall - Hurricane Edward (Levitate, 1997)
Kim Salmon - Lightning Scary (Essence, 1991)
Ed Kuepper - Electrical Storm (Electrical Storm, 1985)
The Pin Group - Hurricane Fighter Plane (The Pin Group, 1997)
The Mutton Birds - Rainstorm (Envy Of Angels, 1997)
Maryrose Crook - Storm From The East (live) (V/A - Flying Way Too High, 2000)
Martin Newell - Before The Hurricane (The Greatest Living Englishman, 1993)
The Go-Betweens - Twin Layers Of Lightning (radio session 1987) (Live On Snap, 1999)
The Raincoats - Rainstorm (Moving, 1983)
The Lilac Time - Hurricaned Rice (The Laundry EP, 1990)
Dif Juz - Two Fine Days (And A Thunderstorm) (Extractions, 1985)
The dB's - Storm Warning (Repercussion, 1981)
The Blue Aeroplanes - My Hurricane (Beatsongs, 1991)
The Popguns - Lightning (Snog, 1991)
Tanya Donelly - The Storm (Beautysleep, 2002)
Grant-Lee Phillips - Chain Lightning (Strangelet, 2007)
Warm Jets - Hurricane (Future Signs, 1997)
Honolulu Mountain Daffodils - Hurricane Marilyn (Aloha Sayonara, 1991)
Polak - Storm Coming (Swansongs, 2000)
Tiger - Storm Injector (We Are Puppets, 1996)
Rob Dickinson - The Storm (Fresh Wine For The Horses, 2005)
Hurricane Bells - Monsters (V/A - The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack, 2009)
The Ocean Blue - Hurricane Amore (Cerulean, 1991)
Danny Elfman - Lightning (So-Lo, 1984)
Missing Persons - Electrical Storm (V/A - We Couldn't Agree On A Title, 1981)
Syd Straw - Storm Warning (Pink Velour, 2008)
Stan Ridgway - Stormy Side Of Town (Comouflage EP, 1986)