Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Acquisitions Show

I've been on a buying spree (and a bit of downloading as well) so this week is a review of my new acquisitions with some old favorites filling in the rest. New stuff from The Twilight Sad and Bap Kennedy, new to me stuff from 15-60-75 (aka the Numbers Band), the Triffids and more! Apologies for the lost first minute, still sorting out the new studio recording options.

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Icewater - All I See Is You (Keep An Eye On The Sky, 2009)
Alex Chilton - Every Day As We Grow Closer (original mix) (Keep An Eye On The Sky, 2009)
Big Star - Thank You Friends (demo) (Keep An Eye On The Sky, 2009)
Chris Bell - You And Your Sister (Keep An Eye On The Sky, 2009 - originally released in 1978)
Dimmer - Seed (I Believe You Are A Star, 2001)
The Twilight Sad - Dead City (No One Can Ever Know, 2012)
Wire - Moreover (live) (The Black Session, 2012)
15-60-75 - It's In Imagination (Datapanik In The Year Zero, 1996 - originally released in 1979)
Tripod Jimmie - Autumn Leaves (Datapanik In The Year Zero, 1996 - originally released in 1982)
The Teardrop Explodes - Strange House In The Snow (Everybody Wants To Shag... The Teardrop Explodes, 1990 - originally released in 1981?)
The Triffids - Field Of Glass (Beautiful Waste And Other Songs, 2008 - originally released in 1985)
Richard Thompson - Let It Blow (radio session) (Live At The BBC, 2011)
Bap Kennedy - Lonely No More (The Sailor's Revenge, 2012)
Pete Townshend - Save It For Later (White City reissue, 2006)
Jason Ringenberg - Hard Luck Boy (One Foot In The Honky Tonk, 1992)
The Long Ryders - Looking For Lewis And Clark (long version) (Anthology, 1998 - originally released in 1985)
The Psychedelic Furs - Watchtower (House EP, 1989)
British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy (EP2, 2012)
Radiohead - Little By Little (live) (The King Of Limbs Live From The Basement DVD, 2011)
Virgin Prunes - Decline And Fall (...If I Die, I Die, 1982)
Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria (12" mix) (Microphonies, 1984)
Annie Christian - Transmission (The Other Way EP, 1998)
Danielle Dax - Fizzing Human-Bomb (Inky Bloaters, 1987)
Chimera - Tiago (Earth Loop, 1996)
The Flaming Stars - The Dead Don't Care (London After Midnight, 2006)
Max Eider - Her Life (Hotel Figueroa, 2001)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Midwest Show

At long last, two hours of Midwestern bands! From Chicago to Milwaukee, from Minneapolis to Omaha, it's underground rock from America's heartland! It was great fun and quite enlightening to do the research and come up with this show. Doubtless I missed some very worthy bands, please post a comment.

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The Stooges - Down On The Street (Fun House, 1970)
Devo - Through Being Cool (New Traditionalists, 1981)
Pere Ubu - Navvy (Dub Housing, 1978)
Dow Jones And The Industrials - Can't Stand The Midwest (Let's Go Steady 7", 1980)
Destroy All Monsters - You're Gonna Die (Bored 7", 1978)
The Embarrassment - Patio Set (Sex Drive 7", 1980)
The Suicide Commandos - Mosquito Crucifixion (Make A Record, 1978)
Husker Du - These Important Years (Warehouse: Songs And Stories, 1987)
The Replacements - Anywhere's Better Than Here (live) (Inconcerated Live promo EP, 1989)
Blue Ash - Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her) (No More No Less, 1973)
Raspberries - Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) (Starting Over, 1974)
The Bears - Veneer (Eureka!, 2007)
Big Black - Bad Houses (Atomizer, 1986)
The Effigies - No Progress (We're Da Machine EP, 1983)
Naked Raygun - Strange Days (Raygun...Naked Raygun, 1990)
Zero Boys - Civilizations Dying (Vicious Circle, 1982)
Uncle Tupelo - We've Been Had (Anodyne, 1993)
The Detroit Cobras - Cha Cha Twist (Baby, 2004)
The Bottle Rockets - A Living Hell (V/A - For A Decade Of Sin, 2005)
Son Volt - Drown (Trace, 1995)
The Coctails - Working Holiday (V/A - Working Holiday, 1994)
Low - July (Things We Lost In The Fire, 2001)
Tortoise & Colin Newman - Untitled 2 (radio session) (Digital distribution, 2009)
Poster Children - Where We Live (Daisychain Reaction, 1991)
The Moon Seven Times - My Medicine (The Moon Seven Times, 1993)
Lanterna - Silent Hills (Lanterna, 1992)
Violent Femmes - Kiss Off (Violent Femmes, 1983)
Scrawl - Your Mother Wants To Know (Velvet Hammer, 1993)
Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI (Do The Collapse, 1999)
The Libertines (US) - Bad Memories Burn (Tilt-A-Whirl, 1988)
Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod (short version) (Jesus Built My Hotrod EP, 1991)
The Faint - Sex Is Personal (Blank Wave Arcade, 1999)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012 Show

This week's show falls on Valentine's Day and it's a big gift to my wife! She has to put up with listening to quite a bit of "spouse-inappropriate" music over the years so I've picked artists she likes and love songs that won't make you cringe! Thanks to the vagaries of college radio technology, the mike wasn't working very well today, apologies for the hollow sounding back announcing.

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Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (new version) (New Blood, 2011)
Roxy Music - More Than This (Avalon, 1982)
The Go-Betweens - Finding You (Oceans Apart, 2005)
Hem - Valentine's Day (I'm Talking With My Mouth EP, 2002)
The Innocence Mission - Since I Tell You My Every Day (We Walked In Song, 2007)
Kelly Hogan - I'll Go To My Grave Loving You (Because It Feel Good, 2001)
The Lilac Time - I Want To Be Your Man (Lilac6, 2001)
XTC - Then She Appeared (Nonsuch, 1992)
Lloyd Cole - What's Wrong With This Picture? (The Negatives, 2001)
The Sound - Hand Of Love (Thunder Up, 1987)
Nick Cave - (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For? (The Boatman's Call, 1997)
Stan Ridgway - Anything For You (The Complete Epilogues, 2011)
Mick Karn - When Love Walks In (feat. David Sylvian) (Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters, 1986)
Snow Patrol - You Are My Joy (live) (Live At Somerset House, 2005)
Astrid Williamson - To Love You (Never Enough, 2003)
Kate Bush - The Sensual World (The Sensual World, 1989)
Boh Runga - Not Given Lightly (V/A - Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox, 2009)
The Frank And Walters - I'm A Believer (After All EP, 1992)
The La's - There She Goes (radio session) (BBC In Session, 2006 - originally released in 1988)
Thomas Dolby - I Scare Myself (The Flat Earth, 1984)
The Magnetic Fields - The Book Of Love (69 Love Songs, 1999)
The Real Tuesday Weld - Battery-Powered Flowered Love (The Valentine EP, 2000)
Syd Straw - Marry Me (Pink Velour, 2008)
Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Dreams (Strange Man, Charmed Man, 1979)
The Lemonheads - Into Your Arms (Come On Feel The Lemonheads, 1993)
R.E.M. - Arms Of Love (Man On The Moon EP, 1992)
Del Amitri - More Than You'd Ever Know (Move Away Jimmy Blue EP, 1990)
Wilco - I Got You (At The End Of The Century) (Being There, 1997)
Robyn Hitchcock - I Feel Beautiful (Jewels For Sophia, 1999)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2-7-2012 Show

Last week I did my annual purge+renew whereby I take between 50 and 100 CDs up to Bullmoose and Maine and trade them in for something much better. I always feel cleaner after I've jettisoned old stuff that either never did it for me or simply hasn't kept my interest. So this week I'm including some of my new interests - the Canterbury scene (Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers), the Cramps, 21st century indie rock (Odonis Odonis) and some sad women (Sandy Denny).

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Matching Mole - Gloria Gloom (Little Red Record, 1972)
Nick Mason - I'm A Mineralist (Fictitious Sports, 1981)
Robert Wyatt - Heaps OF Sheeps (Shleep, 1997)
Kevin Ayers - Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes (radio session) (The BBC Sessions 1970-1976, 2005 - originally released in 1974)
Neats - Caraboo (Neats, 1983)
The Cramps - New Kind Of Kick (File Under Sacred Music, 2011 - originally released in 1981)
Margot Smith - Life Time (Sleeping With The Lion, 1993)
The Innocence Mission - Broken Circle (The Innocence Mission, 1989)
Sandy Denny - Who Knows Where The Time Goes? (radio session) (The Best Of The BBC Sessions, 2008 - originally released in 1973)
Bachelorette - Down In The Street (The End Of Things, 2005)
The Verlaines - Ready To Fly (Ready To Fly, 1991)
The Wannadies - Might Be Stars (Be A Girl, 1994)
VKTMS - Teen-Age Alcoholic (VKTMS, 1997 - originally recorded in 1982)
Protex - Don't Ring Me Up (Don't Ring Me Up 7", 1978)
Punishment Of Luxury - Puppet Life (Laughing Academy, 1979)
Joe Jackson - Got The Time (Look Sharp!, 1979)
Crooked Fingers - Your Control (feat. Neko Case) (Forfeit/Fortune, 2008)
Drive-By Truckers - A Ghost To Most (Brighter Than Creation's Dark, 2008)
Jason & The Scorchers - Gettin' Nowhere Fast (Halcyon Times, 2010)
Odonis Odonis - New World (Hollandaze, 2011)
Disco Inferno - It's A Kid's World (The 5 EPs, 2011 - originally released in 1994)
The Red Crayola - Born In Flames (feat. Lora Logic) (Born In Flames 7", 1980)
T.I.T.S. - Void (Second Base, 2009)
Propaganda - Dream Within A Dream (A Secret Wish, 1985)
Black Swan Lane - Tired (A Long Way From Home, 2007)
Roddy Frame - Western Skies (Western Skies, 2006)
Sally Timms - This House Is A House Of Trouble (featuring Marc Almond) (This House... 7", 1987)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Compiling Devo rarities

Every so often I realize I haven't delved deeper into a favorite artists' catalog. I particularly enjoy digging through b-sides and non-lp material as great bands litter their singles with gems. A while back I ran into stalwart listener pblfsda on the T and we were chatting about Devo. He recommended I check out the _Pioneers Who Were Scalped_ compilation as it has lots of rarities and the best bits from the later years. The oddities are great - I love the General Boy spoken word stuff, and it does have the four good tracks from "Oh No" and "Shout", but the rest of disc 2 is, frankly, awful! I was inspired to put together my own compilation of b-sides and outtakes from a variety of sources. Stuff like "Find Out" and "Part Of You" are better than almost all of "Oh No" and _Recombo DNA_ has some excellent outtakes. I excluded some worthy tracks only because I have them on my import version of "Q: Are We Not Men". Here's my tracklisting:

I'm A Potato (from Hardcore Vol. 1)
Mongoloid (single version, found on Pioneers)
Jocko Homo (single version, found on Pioneers)
We're All Devo! (from Pioneers, found on Pioneers)
Mechanical Man (from Greatest Misses - an early demo)
Be Stiff (non-lp single)
Duty Now For The Future! [General Boy] (found on Pioneers)
General Boy Visits Apocolypse Now [General Boy] (found on Pioneers)
It Takes A Worried Man (found on Pioneers)
Turn Around (b-side)
Make Me Dance (Recombo DNA)
Time Bomb (Recombo DNA)
Nu-Tra Speaks (found on Pioneers)
Mecha-Mania Boy (non-lp single)
Peek-A-Boo! (Dance Velocity) (remix from _Oh No_)
That's Good (from _Oh No_)
Big Mess (from _Oh No_)
Find Out (b-side)
Part Of You (outtake that is found on the Infinite Zero version of "Oh No")
Modern Life (Recombo DNA)
Faster And Faster (Recombo DNA)
One Dumb Thing (found on Pioneers)
Love Is Stronger Than Dirt (Recombo DNA)
Shout (the only good song on _Shout_)