Archive for July, 2009

“All this and more…”

July 29, 2009

The dead boys sang that off of Young, Loud, and Snotty. I’m on between 8pm and midnight tonight, I’m filling in for Standing on the Verge. I’m going to bring you some awesome 70s and 80s punk, along with some new wave and the usual 90s alternative. Its going to be fun…
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Listen in at KRUI 89.7fm or online here.

The Set:
1. New Order, Power Corruption and Lies, Your silent face
2. Ride, Fall, Dreams Burn Down
3. Polvo, CorCrane Secret, can i ride
4. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, plastic fang, Down in the Beast
5. The Stone Roses, Second Coming, Love Spreads
6. Dinosaur Jr, Farm, Imagination Blind
7. Grant Lee Buffalo, Mighty Joe Moon, Sing Along
8. PJ Harvey & John Parish, A woman a man walked by, Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen ( A new album from PJ!)
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9. Tom Waits, Orphans, Fish in the jailhouse
10. Meat Puppets, Sewn Together, Sewn Together
11. Archers of Loaf, White Trash Heroes, White Trash Heroes
12. Superchunk, Here’s where the strings come in, Silver leaf and snowy tears
13. The Breeders, Pod, Happiness is a Warm Gun
14. Frank Black, Frank Black, I heard Ramona Sing
15. Sonic Youth, The Eternal, antiorgasm
16. Q and not U, Power, Beautiful Beats
17. Sonic Youth, The Eternal, Anti-orgasm
18. Melvins, Nude with Boots, Suicide in progress
19. Guided by Voices, Matador at 15, My kind of soldier
20. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, We are the radio, God is m Girlfriend
21. The Cure, the Head on the Door, the baby Screams
22. Catherine Wheel, Ferment, I want to touch you
23. Bauhaus, Kick in the Eye
24. Morphine, Cure for Pain, Like Swimming
25. Husker Du, New Day Rising, New Day Rising (1985)
26. The Vaselines, Enter the Vaselines, You Think You’re a Man (a new box set released by these guys with subpop, and they are TOURING!)
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27. Built to Spill, Perfect from now on, Velvet Waltz (1997)
28. T. Rex, Electric Warrior, Hot Love (1971)
29. Brian Eno, Here come the Warm Jets, Needle’s in the camels eye (1974)
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30. New York Dolls, New York Dolls, Trash (1973)
31. Lou Reed, NYC MAN, White Light/White Heat
32. Talking Heads, houses in motion
33. The Rolling Stones, Sweet Black Angel (I love these guys, and this song).
34. Hello, New York Groove (Out to Mike in NYC!)
35. The Moldy Peaches, The Moldy Peaches (2001), NYC’s like a graveyard (this one is also out to Mike!)
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36. Blondie, Blondie (1976), X Offender
37. Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady (1979), Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
38. Television, marque moon/adventure/live at the waldorf, little johnny jewel
39. Pere Ubu, Terminal Tower, Final Solution
40. Elvis Costello, My Aim is True, Mystery Dance
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41. Stiff Little Fingers, Inflammable Material, Suspect Device
42. The Clash, The Clash (1977), (White man) in Hammersmith Palais
43. The Bongos, Drums along the Hudson (1982), In the Congo
44. The Replacements, All Shook Down, All Shook Down (1990)
45. Yo La Tengo, Genius + Love= Yo La Tengo, Fog over Frisco
46. Iggy Pop, Raw Power, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
47. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures, New Dawn Fades
48. Dead Boys, Young Loud and Snotty, All this and More
49. X, Wild Gift, We’re Desperate
50. Wire, Chairs Missing, I am the Fly
51. Gang of Four, Entertainment, Return the Gift
52. Slint, Spiderland, Good Morning, captain (This album makes me happy because of this quote along the back “This recording is meant to be listened to on vinyl.”)
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53. Bonnie “Prince” Billy, I see a Darkness (1999), I see a Darkness

Center of Gravity

July 22, 2009

It’s a mix tonight. Listen in as always for some great tunes on KRUI 89.7fm or online here.

Here’s a sampling of my set:
1. Mission of Burma’s That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
2. Mogwai’s Hunted by a Freak
3. Murder City Devils, Thelema, One Vision of May
4. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim, Levitate Me
5. Portishead, Dummy, Sour Times
6. The Replacements, Let it Be, Unsatisfied
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7. The Stone Roses, Turns into Stone, Elephant Stone
8. Superchunk, Incidental Music 1991-95, Night of Chill Blue (This may be my all time FAVORITE Superchunk track, get ready to rock out.)
9. Wire, Chairs Missing, Too Late (Yo La Tengo did an awesome cover of this)
10. R.E.M.’s Cuyahoga
11. Yo La Tengo, I can hear the heart beating as one, Center of Gravity
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12. Hot Snakes, Suicide Invoice, Paid in Cigarettes
13. Kinski, Down Below it’s Chaos, Boy, Was I mad!
14. MC5, I can only give you everything
15. Pavement, Wowee Zowee, We Dance
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The 90’s Show

July 15, 2009

The 90s show is on tomorrow (Wednesday night) from 8 till 10pm on KRUI 89.7fm or online here.

1. The Jesus Lizard, Goat, Lady Shoes (Came off of Touch and Go in 1991)
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2. Built to Spill, There’s Nothing Wrong with Love, Twin Falls (I’ve always loved this short song, the sincerity in it. Came out in 1994)
3. Dinosaur Jr., Green Mind, I Live for that Look, (This is an album that should be listened to in one sitting, and in my mind is considered a modern classic. Came out in 91′.)
4. Fugazi’s Repeater and 3 songs, the track will maybe be Turnover (90′)
5. Swervedriver, Mezcal Head, Duel (93′)
6. Sonic Youth, Goo, Disappearer (This cover is featured in the previous post and is possibly my favorite from Sonic Youth. The tracks behind the cover are great too. It came out in 90′.)
7. Sleater-Kinney, Sleater-Kinney, The Day I went Away (This album needs to be listened to more, its great. Its one of the better debuts that have been put out, its more than just a messy punk album. It rocks as only Sleater-Kinney can rock. 95′.)
8. Luscious Jackson, In Search of Manny, Daughters of the Kaos (This band always makes me want to do naughty things. When I think of the 90s I think hot Luscious Jackson making that sweet track Naked Eye. However, the album In Search of Manny came out around 93′. Naked Eye wasn’t until 96ish and was released on Fever in Fever Out.)
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9. Sebadoh, Smash your head on the Punk Rock, Pink Moon (What would the 90’s be without Lou Barlow? And, he went ahead and made a sweet version of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon).
10. The Flaming Lips, Hit to Death in the Future Head, The Sun (This track is so poppy I just love it. 92′ was a good year for the lips, they started to find their sound.)
11. Elliot Smith, Roman Candle, Last Call (This album is raw and beautiful, and it is a staple in my CD collection. Thank you Elliot, 1994).
12. Pixies, Planet of Sound, Planet of Sound
13. Teenage Fanclub, Bandwagonesque, Star Sign (I’d be happy with this 91 release on repeat, its poppy but in a good almost rocking sort of way.)
14. The Amps, Pacer, Breaking the Split Screen Barrier
15. Jesus and Mary Chain, Honey’s Dead, Good For My Soul (In 92′ the Jesus and Mary Chain titled their 4th album Honey’s Dead as a statement that they had a new sound different from their earlier hits, specifically “Just like Honey”. I like this album, but damn do I love “Just Like Honey”.)
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16. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Let Love In (1994), Thirsty Dog (Nick sounds awesome no matter what he sings.)
17. PJ Harvey, Dry, Dress
18. Tom Waits, Bone Machine, Jesus Gonna be Here (1992)
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19. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted, Trigger Cut
20. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Skip Steps 1 & 3
21. Radiohead, The Bends, Planet Telex
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22. The Verve, A Storm in Heaven, Already There
23. Guided by Voices, Propeller, 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

“I can’t get that sound you make out of my head…”

July 11, 2009

That lyrical snippet is from Doug Martsch’s band Built to Spill. It’s from the track “I would Hurt a Fly” off of Perfect from now on. For a long time this was one of my favorite songs and albums out of the 90’s right next to White Trash Heroes from Archers of Loaf.
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I really fell in love with how music could change my mood or make me feel with bands like The Pixies, Built to Spill, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Guided by Voices, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., The Amps, Madder Rose, Jon Spencer, and many more. This all occurred during the 90s for me. I started stumbling across all these artists, spending money left and right on CDs, LPs, and even *gasp* TAPES. I can thank this decade for forming my love/obsession with music. So this week, I’m going to play tribute to that, and ignore my urge to play late 70s, 80s, and recent stuff. I’m going to bring you some of the albums that came out in that decade of music that brought sound to my life.

Listen in this Wednesday from 8pm till 10pm, at KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.

I’ll bring you the playlist soon.

Well it is Radio Loveless…

July 9, 2009

It’s going to be a mix of stuff I like tonight. Listen in to KRUI 89.7 fm tonight (Wednesday) from 8 to 10 pm or online here.

1. Belly, King, Super-Connected
2. Robert Pollard’s Supernatural Car Lover
3. Bob Mould, Body of Song, Circles
4. The Weakerthans, Reconstruction Site, Reconstruction Site (request from Willie!!)
5. Death Cab for Cutie’s Soul Meets Boy (another request from Willie)
6. Richard Hell’s The Kid with the Replaceable Head
7. The Germs, the tunnel
8. Archers of Loaf’s Fashion Bleeds
9. Cat Power’s Mr. Gallo (with Steve Shelley)
10. The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Strung out in Heaven
11. The Smiths, What difference does it make
12. Black Tambourine’s Black Car
13. Nirvana’s Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle
14. Dead Boys, Flame thrower love
15. Modest Mouse’s, Worms vs. Birds (a request)
16. Frank Black & The Catholics, Pistolero, I loved your Brain
17. New Order, Substance, Procession
18. My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything, Lose My Breath
19. Slowdive, Souvlaki, Slouvaki Space Station
20. PJ Harvey, Dry, Highway 61 revisted
21. Morphine, B-sides and otherwise, have a lucky day
22. The Fall, gut of the quantifier
23. Built of Spill, Untrustable Part 2 (Here’s a live performance I got off of YouTube of these guys performing in Portland.)

24. Unwound’s Demons sing love songs
25. Fugazi’s Downed City
26. The Church’s Destination (for Mike), Here’s the Church performing Destination live, I also got it off of YouTube:

27. Spacemen 3, Drive/feel so sad

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!

July 6, 2009

I know this is to Martin Luther King, but it’s such a nice birthday song (released 1981) and who wouldn’t want Stevie to sing them Happy Birthday?

Here’s some info on the song I got from Wikipedia (my favorite place to figure things out.) I’ve always liked the song but had no idea Stevie played a role in the formation of MLK day. If I could, I’d have Stevie for a best friend.
“Happy Birthday” is a 1981 single written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder for the Motown label. Wonder, a social activist, was one of the main figures in the campaign to have the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. become a national holiday, and created this single to make the cause known. Besides being released as a single, the song also appears on Wonder’s album Hotter Than July, and the vinyl LP release of this album (or at least one issue thereof) included a sleeve liner featuring on one side a photo portrait of Dr. King with a dedication and explanation of the King Day cause written by Wonder and on the other side a collage of civil rights movement photos, including one of King leading a demonstration march.