Posts Tagged ‘Bone Machine’

Oh The Misfits, how I love you.

October 21, 2009

Halloween is coming up. Although I’m not doing a Halloween show tonight the season is making me in the mood for some Misfits. These guys rock in such an awesomely ghoulish way, who wouldn’t love hearing them on or near Halloween.

Listen in tonight from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.

1. The Misfits, Collection (1986), London Dungeon
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2. The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities (2008), Why’d You Want Me
(This is a box set encompassing tracks from their entire career.)
3. Mission of Burma, Vs. (Bonus Track on the Remastered album), Forget
Vs. originally came out in 1982
4. Dinosaur Jr., Where You Been? (1993), Start Choppin
These guys are TOURING, and they played last thursday at the Vic in Chicago. Here’s a quote from Miles Raymour I pulled off of The Chicago Reader. (I couldn’t Summarize Lou Barlow any better, even though I do love the Smiths.)

Morrissey may be popularly perceived as the King of Sadness Feelings, but his arch melodrama has always struck me as too closely related to handful-of-Tylenol “suicide attempt” drama queen-ism, which is just another way for somebody to say “Look at me!” Serious aficionados of feeling bad know that Lou Barlow is the true master of alt-rock miserablism. His 90s discography covers all the main flavors of depression, from the heartbroken “I could break down crying at any time” prettiness of Sebadoh’s “Soul and Fire” to the abject “I haven’t left the house or showered in a week” desolation of Sentridoh’s “Choke Chain,” and his frequent detours into hardcore bong-rip punk are a fair stand-in for manic jags. (Let’s not talk about the Folk Implosion.) On his new solo album, Goodnight Unknown (Merge), he sounds more settled and less self-tortured, more expansive and less dependent on minor keys—but he can still write a tuneful, melancholy pop song, and the hushed “I’m Thinking . . . ” is as dark as anything he’s done.

5. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville (1993 on Matador records), 6’1″
6. Secret Shine, Untouched (1993), Sun Warmed Water
7. No Age, Eraser (A single off of Sub pop, released in 2008), Eraser
8. Jona Lewie, The Best of Jona Lewie (2002), The Baby She’s on the Street
(This track came out in 1978, and its just so much fun.)
9. Spizzenergi, Where’s Captain Kirk? the Very Best of Spizz (2002), Where’s Captain Kirk (the single came out in 1979)
10. Lene Lovich, Lucky Number: The Best of (2004), Say When
11. Depeche Mode, The Best of Depeche Mode, People are People (single came out in 1984)
(as you can tell from the last three albums I’m a sucker for best of albums.)
12. Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model (1978), Radio Radio
13. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Twice upon a Time- The Singles, Cities in Dust (single was released in 1985)
14. The Gun Club, Fire of Love (1981), Ghost on the Highway
This album is brilliant. When I first heard this I never heard anything like it. Allmusic has them sited as a “tribal psychobilly blues” band. Check them out.
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15. Radio Birdman, The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978), Aloha Steve and Danno
16. The Replacements, All Shook Down (1990), My Little Problem
17. Husker Du, New Day Rising (1985), Plans I Make
18. Polvo, In Prism (2009), D.C. Trails
19. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim (1987), The Holiday Song
20. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs (1999), I Can’t Touch You Anymore
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21. Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See (1993), Blue Light
22. Modest Mouse, Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004 and also nominated for a Grammy), The World at Large
23. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tender Prey (1988), The Mercy Seat (Johnny Cash covered this tune.)
24. Portishead, Dummy (1994), Roads
25. The Swell Maps, A Trip to Marineville (1979, and re-released in 1989), Vertical Slum
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26. Tom Waits, Bone Machine (1992, and won a Grammy that year), Goin’ Out West

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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.)
Here’s Naked Eye:

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