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!
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)