Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Autumn Leaves & Trees Show

This week's show is a tribute to the glorious colors of fall, the trees and the leaves. Recent stuff from Dirty Ray and Nanci Griffith mix with Felt, The Soft Boys, and Dumptruck to produce a colorful show!

When I put these theme shows together, it's fun to pull tracks from hither and yon and usually I can work out a great playlist. This week's show turned out to be kind of a downbeat show, unsurprising given the subject matter. I suppose trees and leaves tend to bring out the more contemplative qualities in musicians.

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The Kiwi Animal - Time Of The Leaves (Music Media, 1984)
Bilderine - Trees (Split Seconds, 1994)
Leigh Franklin - You See Leaves (V/A - Keepin' Secrets, 2005)
Mestar - Bumblebee Tree (Porcupine, 2002)
Nanci Griffith - The Giving Tree (V/A - Twistable, Turnable Man, 2010)
The Handsome Family - Where The Birch Trees Lean (Through The Trees, 1998)
Virginia Dare - Fred's Trees (Baby Got Away, 1998)
Dirty Ray - Cherry Tree (Big World For A Little Man, 2010)
The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy - Raking Up Leaves (live) (Glorious & Idiotic, 2000)
Kristin Hersh - Marriage Tree (live) (Live At Maxwell's, Hoboken, 1992)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Lime Tree Arbour (live) (Live At The Royal Albert Hall, 2008 - originally recorded in 1997)
The Real Tuesday Weld - Into The Trees (The London Book Of The Dead, 2007)
Jane Siberry - Above The Treeline (Jane Siberry, 1981)
Partick Duff - The Lion And The Hawthorn Tree (Luxury Problems, 2005)
Frank Tovey & The Pyros - The Libery Tree (Grand Union, 1991)
Felt - Penelope Tree (Absolute Classic Masterpieces, 1992 - originally released in 1983)
The Soft Boys - The Asking Tree (Invisible Hits, 1983)
Lowlife - Drowning Leaves (Godhead, 1989)
Eyeless In Gaza - Avenue With Trees (V/A - The Cherry Red Records Singles Collection, 2008 - originally released in 1981)
Clearlake - Trees In The City (Cedars, 2003)
New Model Army - Trees In Winter (Lost Songs, 2002)
Tim Keegan - From Up A Tree (Foreign Domestic, 2007)
Salad - Palm Trees On The Moon (Yeah Yeah single, 1997)
Bob Mould - Hanging Tree (Black Sheets Of Rain, 1990)
See Saw - Blood Filled Trees (...And The Head Popped Off EP, 1995)
Cud - Love In A Hollow Tree (Leggy Mambo, 1990)
Dumptruck - Barking Up The Wrong Tree (For The Country, 1987)
The Hang Ups - Underneath A Tree (Second Story, 1999)
Baby Bird - Swinging From Tree To Tree (The Greatest Hits, 1997)
Cocteau Twins - Pepper-Tree (Peel session) (BBC Sessions, 1999 - originally recorded in 1984)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

10-18-2011 Show

This week's show has new stuff from the best guitar band going, Dead Guitars, an exclusive John Foxx and The Maths tracks, more side projects from Ian Masters, and a salute to the World Series!

Some notes:
The new Dead Guitars album, _Stranger_, is one of the best things I've heard all year. Moody synths wash over captivating guitar backing Carlo Van Putten's introspective lyrics. They named themselves after an amazing Adrian Borland song (presented here in demo form) that later came out on a White Rose Transmission album.

The John Foxx song here is actually the finished version which was mistakenly left off the Mojo CD it came from!

The Terry Edwards song has to be heard to be believed - a ska version of the Fall classic!

Ian Masters has been working under numerous guises over the years. I've picked 4 favorites here, two of which were buried on Myspace sites.

I had intended to do an entire baseball-themed show but I just didn't have that much quality material (and John Fogerty's "Centerfield" was NOT going to make an appearance).

Dock Ellis was major league pitcher who allegedly threw a no-hitter on LSD.

Paul Kelly is one of Australia's premier singer-songwriter's. I'm particularly fond of his 86-96 period. "Bradman" is about the Babe Ruth of cricket!

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Adrian Borland - Dead Guitars (The Last Days Of The Rain Machine, 2000)
Dead Guitars - Love Goddess & The Love Ghost (Stranger, 2011)
John Foxx And The Maths - Have A Cigar (V/A - Return To The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2011)
Astrid Williamson - Shhh (radio session) (Rabid In The Kennel, 2010)
The Yesterday Sky - A Winter's Dawn (A Winter's Dawn 7", 1992)
Cargill's Raconteurs - Better Days (V/A - Avon Scrawling, 2000)
Eliza Carthy - Rolling Sea (V/A - Rogue's Gallery, 2006)
Richmond Fontaine - The Gits (V/A - Graciously, 2006)
Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna (Early, 2005 - originally released in 1978)
Graduate - Elvis Should Play Ska (Acting My Age, 1980)
Terry Edwards Ska All-Stars - Totally Wired (V/A - Readymade, 2007)
To Heaven A Jet - Airfields (V/A - Cocteau Signature Tunes, 1986 - originally released in 1981)
Anne Clark - Sleeper In Metropolis (An Ordinary Life, 1986)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Monkeys On Juice (Monkeys On Juice 7", 1984)
ESP Summer - Volume (The Complete Recordings, 2009)
Oneironaut - City (City 7", 1996)
Wingdisk - The Pink Snow Is On The Trees (Myspace site, 2008)
Ashioto - Where Do You Keep My Heart (Myspace site, 2009)
China Drum - Baseball In The Dark (Wipeout EP, 1996)
SF Seals - Dock Ellis (Baseball Trilogy EP, 1993)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Baseball Bill (Evergreen, 1997)
Whiskeytown - Empty Baseball Park (Faithless Street, 1998)
Pernice Brothers - Moonshot Manny (Digital download, 2004)
Ipanema - Je Suis Un Baseball Bat (Je Suis Un Baseball Bat Vs. Skull single, 2003
The Baseball Project - Gratitude (For Curt Flood) (Volume 1: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails, 2008)
The Black Watch - The Tennis-Playing Poet Roethke Said (Jiggery Pokery, 2002)
Billy Bragg - God's Footballer (Don't Try This At Home, 1991)
Paul Kelly - Bradman (Hidden Things, 1992 - originally released in 1987)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10-11-2011 Show

This week's show has new stuff from Magazine, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, a noise-rock set, bits and bobs from Ian Masters projects, and a set of classic rockabilly!

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Magazine - Hello Mister Curtis (With Apologies) (No Thyself, 2011)
Peter Gabriel - San Jacinto (new version) (New Blood, 2011)
Kate Bush - Wildman (50 Words For Snow, 2011)
Don McGlashan - A Thing Well Made (radio session) (Rabid In The Kennel, 2011)
Blips - Blip^/Blip~ (V/A - Spooky Sounds Of Now, 1997)
A Frames - Ionic (A Frames 2, 2003)
Six Finger Satellite - Simian Fever (Severe Exposure, 1995)
The In Out - Deutschland (Living Memorial In Deutschland, 2000)
Dive Index - Hoko Onchi (Mid/Air, 2007)
Friendly Science Orchestra - Sutekina Sora O (Minature Album, 1998)
Luminous Orange - Silver Kiss (Sakura Swirl, 2007)
The Friendly Hopefuls - The Friendly Hopefuls Salute The Punks Of 1976 (V/A - Obey The New Wave, 2006)
The Diodes - Tired Of Waking Up Tired (Released, 1979)
Pere Ubu - Ubu Dance Party (Dub Housing, 1978)
Nyam Nyam - Knowledge (Chapter II) (When We Can't Make Laughter Stay 7", 1981)
Trip Shakespeare - Today You Move (Lulu, 1991)
The Reindeer Section - Nytol (Y'All Get Scared Now, Ya Hear!, 2001)
Sky Cries Mary - Elephant Song (Exit At The Axis EP, 1991)
British Sea Power - Lucky Bicycle (Valhalla V.I.P. EP, 2011)
Fixed Stars - Here Comes The Music (Here Comes The Music single, 1999)
Hug - Walk On Fire (Firebrands single, 1993)
Andy Yorke - Ode To A Friend (Simple, 2008)
Johnny Burnette - The Train Kept A Rollin' (Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'N Roll Trio, 1956)
Gene Vincent - Cat Man (Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps, 1957)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Boogie Woogie Country Man (Boogie Woogie Country Man, 1975)
Carl Perkins - The E.P. Express (The E.P. Express, 1975)
Soft Machine - The Moon In June (BBC session) (The Peel Sessions, 1990 - originally released in 1969)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10-4-2011 Show

This week's show starts off with new stuff from old pros Thomas Dolby, Peter Blegvad, and Exene Cervenka as well younger artists Lydia Loveless, Cut Off Your Hands and Wild Beasts. It ends with spoken-word pieces from Gerard Langley, Tom Waits and a cautionary tale about petting the wrong dog from Arthur Bradford. In between we'll hit some punk, new wave and alt-country highlights - 2 hours of the best underground rock!

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Lydia Loveless - Can't Change Me (Indestructible Machine, 2011)
Exene Cervenka - Alone In Arizona (The Excitement Of Maybe, 2011)
Maggie Bjorklund - Summer Romance (Coming Home, 2010)
Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge - Sacred Objects (Digital download, 2011)
Stephen Fellows - Heaven Is Here (Digital download, 2011)
Throwing Muses - Hillbilly (Anthology, 2011)
Cut Off Your Hands - Nausea (Hollow, 2011)
Wild Beasts - Thankless Thing (Reach A Bit Further EP, 2011)
Stereolab - Explosante Fixe (Explosante Fixe, 2008)
Thomas Dolby - Spice Train (The Map Of The Floating City, 2011)
Richard Lloyd - Fire Engine (live) (Real Time, 1987)
Tom Verlaine - A Town Called Walker (Flash Light, 1987)
Television - 1880 Or So (Television, 1992)
Iggy And The Stooges - Gimme Danger (Raw Power, 1973)
The Rezillos - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight (Can't Stand The Rezillos, 1978)
The Clash - White Riot (The Clash, 1977)
The Mekons - Never Been In A Riot (Never Been In A Riot 7", 1978)
The B-52's - Rock Lobster (The B-52's, 1980)
Berlin - The Metro (Pleasure Victim, 1982)
Pete Shelley - Homosapien (single version) (Homosapien 7", 1981)
The Judybats - Native Son (Native Son, 1991)
Statuesque - Ton Of Feathers, Ton Of Steel (Angleterre EP, 1996)
Prolapse - Fob.com (Ghosts Of Dead Aeroplanes, 1999)
Uncle Tupelo - Punch Drunk (Still Feel Gone, 1991)
Whiskeytown - Turn Around (Stranger's Almanac, 1997)
Jesse Malin - Wendy (The Fine Art Of Self Destruction, 2002)
Lucero - Tears Don't Matter Much (That Much Further West, 2003)
Tom Waits - Nirvana (Orphans, 2006)
Gerard Langley - Near The Ocean (backing by Big Star) (Lit., 2003)
Arthur Bradford - Roslyn's Dog (V/A - McSweeney's #6, 2001)