Posts Tagged ‘Boss Hog’

What is the Light?

December 9, 2009

I forget how pop-wonderful The Flaming Lips can be. I’ve been pretty disappointed with them the past couple of years, but I’ve been slowly bringing out some of their older albums, e.g. The Soft Bulletin, which is where I pulled the title of my post from. “What is the Light?” is a true musical delight. When they released this album back in 1999, it was their 9th. NINTH. These guys were pounding out music. Their first full length Hear it Is is a pleasure to hang out with, I’m also a fan of Transmissions from the Satellite Heart which arguably features their most famous track “She don’t use Jelly.” It’s so famous you can even hear a sample of it on Wikipedia.

Moving on, my show is tonight from 8 to 10 pm listen in on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here. I don’t have many shows left, so listen in.

Here’s some of the set:

1. Smog, Knock Knock (1999), Lets Move to the Country
2. Peter Murphy, Wild Birds (1985-1995), Cuts You Up
3. Radio Birdman, Zeno Beach, Locked Up
4. Public Image Ltd., Public Image Ltd. (First Issue 1978), Home
5. The Jesus Lizard, Liar (1992), Slave Ship
6. The Ocean Blue, The Ocean Blue (1989), Between Something and Nothing
7. Unwound, New Plastic Ideas (1993), Entirely Different Matters
8. Shipping News, Flies the Fields (2005), Louven
9. Devo, Greatest Hits, Gut Feeling
(Off of the 1978 album Q: Are we not men? A: We are Devo!, possibly the best title ever.)
10. Dirty Looks, 12′ O’Clock High, Dissappearing
11. Elliott Smith, From A basement On The Hill (2004), A Fond Farewell
12. Bauhaus, Burning from the Inside (1983), King Volcano

13. Adolescents, Adolescents (1981), No Way
14. Boss Hog, Whiteout (2000), Whiteout
Yes I know everyone loves Christina Martinez. Here’s another photo of her, because well, she is DAMN hot (so is Jon Spencer who is also in this photo.)

15. Bob Mould, District Line (2008), The Silence Between Us
16. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy (1985), Never Understand
17. Gang of Four, Entertainment (1979), He’d Send In the Army
18. Les Savy Fav, Go Forth (2001), Daily Dares
19. Thievery Corporation, The Cosmic Game (2005), Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun) (features the Flaming Lips and this was a request)

20. Tom Waits, Mule Variations (1999), Get Behind the Mule
21. Wire, A Bell Is A Cup Until It Is Struck (1988), Kidney Bingos
22. Echo & The Bunnymen, Echo & The Bunnymen (1987), Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

23. Catherine Wheel, Ferment (1992), Ferment
24. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin (1999), What Is the Light?
25. Guided By Voices, Mag Earwhig! (1997), Jane of the Walking Universe
26. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Good Son (1990), The Weeping Song
27. PJ Harvey & John Parish, A Woman A Man Walked By, Black Hearted Love
28. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Boatman’s Call (1997), Into my Arms
(A Request)

“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.

People are in love with Christina Martinez….

May 19, 2009

One of my favorite things to do since starting my blog is to check my stats. It tells me what people search for to get to my blog, how many people come on a daily basis, and what links they hit when they are here. But, what has been most interesting for me the past month or so is the searches that people are doing to get to “Radio Loveless the Blog”.

The top searches are listed below:
1. Christina Martinez
2. Boss Hog- Christina Martinez
3. Christina Martinez’s Boobs.

This shocked me. I have posted about Guided by Voices, Shoegaze, My Bloody Valentine, PJ Harvey, but the thing that everyone wants to know about is Christina Martinez and its the album cover of Christina Martinez’s band Boss Hog that I posted in the 1995 to 2000 shown here that seems to get all the attention.

I love Christina, don’t get me wrong, but what is it about this woman? Is it that she is nude on over 50% of her album covers (some featured below)? Is it her sultry voice? Is it because she got to marry Jon Spencer? Is it just because she is so damn HOT?  I just don’t understand. Someone please explain this to me.

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1995 to 2000

April 7, 2009

Radio Loveless is on again playing tracks from 1995 to 2000. Listen in this Wed from 8 to 10 pm.

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1. Boss Hog, Boss Hog, I dig you (Christina Martinez is DAMN hot on this 1989 Boss Hog cover. Granted I will not play a track off of this album, but I couldn’t help sharing it. I found this image off of wikipedia. Craziness.)
2. Guided by Voices, Do The Collapse, Teenage FBI
3. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Now I got Worry, Dynamite Lover
4. 16 Horsepower, Hoarse, Black Soul Choir
5. Belle & Sebastian, The Boy with the Arab Strap, The Rollercoaster Ride
6. Blonde Redhead, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons, Equally Damaged
7. Swervedriver, 99th dream, 99th dream (What a great request..)
8. Cat Power, What Would the Community Think, Taking People
9. Elliot Smith, XO, independence day
10. Folk Implosion, Insinuation-EP, Insinuation
11. Madder Rose (I know I know, Panic On was 94′ such a good set of tracks though.)
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12. Mercury Rev, Deserter’s Songs, Holes
13. Modest Mouse, Lonesome Crowded West, Convenient Parking
14. Pinback
15. PJ Harvey, Is this Desire?, Joy
16. Radiohead, Ok Computer, Let Down
17. Silver Jews
18. Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Metronomic Underground
19. Dandy Warhols
20. Yo La Tengo, You Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, Moby Octopod

21. Built to Spill, Perfect from now on, Kicked it in the Sun
22. les Savy Fav, 3/5, False Starts
23. Sleater-Kinney
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24. Mazzy Star, Among My Swan, I’ve been let down
25. Morphine, Yes, Honey White
26. Pavement, Terror Twilight, Spit on a Stranger (A request for pavement, I will always play pavement.)
27. Sonic Youth, a thousand leaves, heather angel
28. Tom Waits
29. Frank Black and the Catholics, pistolero, Billy Radcliff