Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Show but no show

My PC at home died, limiting my access to my music library to what's on my iPod. I could've just built a playlist on there but I chose to DJ the old fashioned way and just pull things off the shelves. Unfortunately, without my home PC I was unable to record the show so there's nothing to hear this week! I'll be back next week with a best-of 2011 review.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

11-15-2011 Show

This week's show has some new old stuff from obscure postpunk compilations, new new stuff from Boston Spaceships and They Might Be Giants, new to me stuff from The Church, and plenty of great old tunes!

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The Church - Appalatia (Forget Yourself, 2003)
Boston Spaceships - You Just Can't Tell (Let It Beard, 2011)
They Might Be Giants - Tubthumping (feat. The Onion AV Club Choir) (New Album Raises New And Troubling Questions, 2011)
Maureen & The Meatpackers - The Unpleasant Stain (Digital download, 1976)
Unter Den Linden - Vanda Inat (V/A - Life In The Future: Swedish Post-Punk & Synth Wave 79-87, 2011 - originally released in 1981)
Necropolis Of Love - Talk (V/A - Bay Area Retrograde (BART) Volume 1, 2011 - originally released in 1982)
The Associates - Party Fears Two (Sulk, 1982)
39, Lyon Street - Kites (Kites single, 1981)
MacKenzie Sings Orbidoig - Ice Cream Factory (Ice Cream Factory single, 1982)
The Exploding Budgies - Thornfield (The Grotesque Singers 12", 1985)
The Cakekitchen - Airships (Time Flowing Backwards, 1991)
This Kind Of Punishment - The Sleepwalker (A Beard Of Bees, 1984)
Dissolve - Blurred (That That Is... Is (Not), 1994)
The Vaselines - Son Of A Gun (Son Of A Gun 12", 1987)
14 Iced Bears - Balloon Song (Peel session) (In The Beginning, 2001 - originally released in 1986)
Neats - Same (The Monkey's Head In The Corner Of The Room 12", 1982)
The Bodines - Skankin' Queens (Played, 1987)
Rose Chronicles - Bruise (Happily Ever After, 1996)
Moon - Living In A World Of Strangers (Digital download, 1999)
French - Courtney Killed Kurt (Digital download, 2002)
Inter - Cherry Red Electric Blue (Got My Nine, 2000)
Jetplane Landing - What The Argument Has Changed (Pleasurehead split single, 2002)
Uncle Dave & The Waco Brothers - I Love You Baby (And I Hate Myself) (Nine Slices Of My Midlife Crisis, 2004)
The Opposition - Breaking The Silence (Breaking The Silence, 1981)
The Pop Group - We Are Time (Y, 1979)
Thom Yorke - A Rat's Nest (Analyse single, 2006)
Kid Loco - Gypsie Good Time (Kill Your Darlings, 2001)
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Ghost Of Stephen Foster (Perennial Favorites, 1998)
Kirk Lake / Jacques - Five Finger Discount (Five Finger Discount EP, 1997)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Fall - 29 albums, 29 tracks

The new album by The Fall, _Ersatz G.B._, their 29th (!), is due out shortly. It's another slab of krautrock-abilly weirdness from Mark E Smith and his current line-up, their 3rd excellent album together. In honor of one of my favorite bands I dedicated the entire show to reviewing one track from each album. Of course, this excludes singles like "The Man Whose Head Expanded" or incredible Peel session versions but 29 tracks from 29 albums fit just right. While The Fall is a decidedly acquired taste, this set shows the range of Mark E Smith's vision and musical flexibility and just might help you get over any reservations.

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The Fall - Age Of Chang (Ersatz G.B., 2011)
The Fall - Hot Cake (Your Future Our Clutter, 2010)
The Fall - Alton Towers (Imperial Wax Solvent, 2008)
The Fall - Fall Sound (Reformation Post TLC, 2007)
The Fall - Youwanner (Fall Heads Roll, 2005)
The Fall - Theme From Sparta F.C. #2 (The Real New Fall LP [US edition], 2004)
The Fall - My Ex-Classmates' Kids (Are You Are Missing Winner, 2001)
The Fall - Cyber Insekt (The Unutterable, 2000)
The Fall - Shake-Off (The Marshall Suite, 1999)
The Fall - Masquerade (Levitate, 1997)
The Fall - Spinetrak (The Light User Syndrome, 1996)
The Fall - Bonkers In Phoenix (Cerebral Caustic, 1995)
The Fall - Hey! Student (Middle Class Revolt, 1994)
The Fall - Glam Racket (The Infotainment Scan, 1993)
The Fall - Free Range (Code: Selfish, 1992)
The Fall - Shift-Work (Shift-Work, 1991)
The Fall - Telephone Thing (Extricate, 1990)
The Fall - Wrong Place, Right Time (I Am Kurious Orange, 1988)
The Fall - The Steak Place (The Frenz Experiment, 1988)
The Fall - Gross Chapel - British Grenadiers (Bend Sinister, 1986)
The Fall - Spoilt Victorian Child (This Nation's Saving Grace, 1985)
The Fall - Copped It (The Wonderful And Frightening World Of..., 1984)
The Fall - Eat Y'Self Fitter (Perverted By Language, 1983)
The Fall - Marquis Cha-Cha (Room To Live, 1982)
The Fall - Mere Pseud Mag. Ed. (Hex Enduction Hour, 1982)
The Fall - Prole Art Threat (Slates, 1981)
The Fall - Pay Your Rates (Grotesque, 1980)
The Fall - Choc-Stock (Dragnet, 1979)
The Fall - Rebellious Jukebox (Live At The Witch Trials, 1979)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011 Show

This week's post-Halloween show mixes vampire girls with vampire skinheads, moss monsters with happy monsters, bwana devils with little red devils, and many more spooky songs from the best underground rock artists like Neko Case, Pauline Murray, Archie Bronson Outfit and more!

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The Hitmen - Bwana Devil (V/A - Do The Pop!, 2002 - originally released in 1982)
The Cannanes - Swing, You Little Red Devil (The Cannanes, 1996)
The Stems - She's A Monster (Buds, 1991 - originally released in 1985)
Laughing Clowns - Ghost Beat (Cruel, But Fair, 2005 - originally released in 1982)
The Doublehappys - Moss Monster (Nerves, 1992 - originally released in 1985)
3Ds - Spooky (The Venus Trail, 1993)
Fang - Ghost Writer (V/A - The Hill Is Alive, 2003)
Lovely Midget - Ghost Wall (Lovely Midget EP, 1997)
Neko Case - Things That Scare Me (Blacklisted, 2002)
Split Lip Rayfield - Devil (In The Mud, 1999)
Wee Hairy Beasties - The Lonely Vampire (Holidays Gone Crazy, 2008)
Caitlin Cary - Please Take The Devil Out Of Me (V/A - Down To The Promised Land, 2000)
The Instant Automatons - Scared To Be Alone (V/A - Messthetics Greatest Hits, 2006 - originally released in 1980)
Fourwaycross - Halloween (V/A - Auteur Labels: Independent Project Records, 2010 - originally released in 1993)
Karel Fialka - Ghosts (V/A - Messthetics #101, 2006 - originally released in 1979)
Pulsallama - The Devil Lives In My Husband's Body (V/A - Rip It Up And Start Again, 2006 - originally released in 1982)
Archie Bronson Outfit - Devils Move (Kangaroo Heart EP, 2004)
Longwave - Sea Monster (Life Of The Party single, 2005)
Pauline Murray - Creature With The Atom Brain (Halloween 2000 EP, 2000)
Invincible - Spooks (Venus, 1999)
Barry Andrews - Vampire Skinhead (...And If I Refuse? Songs 1979-81, 2002)
Shriekback - Monsters With A Brilliant Disguise (with Finn Andrews) (Digital distribution, 2006)
Fiat Lux - Sleepless Nightmare (Hired History, 1984)
Kissing The Pink - Frightened In France (Naked, 1983)
Neats - Ghost (1981-84 The Ace Of Hearts Years, 2009 - originally released in 1983)
Kimberley Rew - The Nightmare (The Bible Of Bop, 1984)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Devil's Waitin' (Howl, 2005)
Jonathan Richman - Vampire Girl (You Must Ask The Heart, 1995)
Compulsion - Happy Monsters (The Future Is Medium, 1996)
Stranger Tractors - Nightmare (Mini Album, 1996?)
The Comsat Angels - Beautiful Monster (My Minds Eye, 1992)
The Gun Club - Ghost On The Highway (Fire Of Love, 1982)
Sidi Bou Said - Dracula (Broooch, 1993)
Sumosonic - Destroy All Monsters (This Is Sumo, 1998)