Posts Tagged ‘Colin Newman’

Thank You Yo La Tengo

October 14, 2009

Yo la Tengo has a new album out called Popular Songs. I featured a track on last weeks show. I sat down this last week and listened to the album and there are some truly beautiful unique tracks on it. I’m going to feature a couple of the tracks tonight from the album on Radioloveless. I love their sweet lyrics along with their complex juxtaposition of sound in a handful of the tracks.

Here’s the set for tonight, listen in from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.

1. Sunny Day Real Estate, Rising Tide (2000), Faces in Disguise
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2. Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs (2009), Here to Fall
3. Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam (2007), For Reverend Green
4. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures (1979), I Remember Nothing
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5. Colin Newman (of the band Wire), A-Z (1980), Around You
6. The Names, Swimming + Singles (1982), Discovery
7. The Wake, Here Comes Everybody (1985), O Pamela
8. R.E.M., Dead Letter Office (1987), Wolves Lower
This album contains rarities and B-sides including 3 velvet underground covers. (This was also a great request by this Hottie.)
9. Catherine Wheel, Ferment (1992), Texture
10. Department S, Sub-Stance (2003), Is Vic There? (The track was originally released in 1981)
11. Josef K, Entomology (1981), It’s Kinda Funny
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12. Blonde Redhead, Misery Is A Butterfly (2004), Misery Is A Butterfly
13. Pinback, Some Voices (2000), Some Voices
14. Kinski, Alpine Static (2005 off of Sub Pop), Hot Stenographer
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15. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Strung Out in Heaven (There seventh full length album released in 1998), Let’s Pretend its Summer
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16. Built To Spill, There’s Nothing Wrong With Love (1994), Distopian Dream Girl
17. The Dandy Warhols, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (2000), Cool Scene
18. Frank Black Francis, Frank Black Francis (2004), Velouria
19. Guided by Voices, Bee Thousand (1994), The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
20. The Dream Syndicate, Out of the Grey (1986), Cinnamon Girl
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21. The Velvet Underground, VU (recorded 1969 released 1985), Foggy Notion
22. Talking Heads, Talking Heads: 77 (1977), Happy Day
23. Slowdive, Morningrise-EP (Morningrise is the third single released by Slowdive in 1991), She Calls
24. My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything (1988), No More Sorry
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“Catherine de Barra, you’ve murdered my thinking…”

August 12, 2009

This is one of my all time favorite PJ Harvey songs, I love how angry/sad it is and how she expresses her rage or envy for another person. Whenever I feel some sort of angst, this song always hits the spot.

I’m on again tonight, and it’s the last show of the summer semester. Hopefully, I’ll be on next semester again at a similar time, but for now here’s some of my set. Listen in from 8 to 10 pm at KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.

1. New Order, Republic, Regret (1993)
2. Tears for Fears, the hurting, change
3. Pastels, Truckload of Trouble, Truck Train Tractor (1994 compilation)
4. PJ Harvey, Is this Desire, Catherine (1998)
5. Colin Newman, Commercial Suicide, Their Terrain (1986)
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(I played his album A-Z last week, I’m really into his music right now along with his band Wire.)
6. Pegboy, Earwig, Revolver (93ish)
7. The Germs, M.I.A., Manimal
8. Mission of Burma, Signals Calls and Marches, outlaw (1980)
9. Slowdive, Morningrise (1991), She calls
10. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Juju, Voodoo Dolly (1981)
11. The Dead Boys, We Have Come for Your Children, Ain’t It Fun (78′) (A great request!)
12. This Mortal Coil, Blood, Mr. Somewhere (91′)
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13. The Church, The Blurred Crusade, When You Were Mine (1982)
14. This Heat, Health and Efficiency, Health and Efficiency (1980)
15. The Swell Maps, Jane from Occupied Europe, The Helicopter Spies (1980)
16. Shop Assistants, Shop Assistants Anthology, Safety Net
17. Yo la Tengo, Prisoners of Love, Tom Courtenay
18. Murder City Devils, Thelema, That’s what you get (Request by Willie!)
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19. The Cure, Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, Just One Kiss
20. Sonic Youth, EVOL, Secret Girls (1986)
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(I love her eyebrows.)
21. Slint, Tweez, Nan Dig (I enjoy Slint’s sophmore album Spiderland a little better than their debut Tweez. However, I do like the fact that all the album’s songs are taken from the names of band member’s parents, excluding Rhonda. Rhonda was the drummer’s dog. The album was released in 1989.)
22. Public Image Ltd., Public Image Ltd., FFF
23. Love and Rockets, Express, Kundalini Express
24. Echo & the Bunnymen, Evergreen, Just a Touch Away

“You and me, baby twinkle, twinkle blah blah blah”

August 5, 2009

That special intimate quote is from the Minutemen. They’re geniuses. Rock out with me tonight at KRUI 89.7 fm from 8 till 10 pm or online here.

1. Wire, 154 (released in ’79), Two People in a Room (a great heads up from a comment on the show last week.)
2. Suicide’s Radiation
3. Killing Joke, Killing Joke (’80), Wardance
4. The Germs, Communist Eyes
5. The Adverts, Anthology, Bored Teenagers
6. Richard Hell, Spurts, Chinese Rocks
7. Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets II, Split Myself in Two
8. Colin Newman, A-Z (released in ’80), Alone
9. The Swell Maps, Jane from Occupied Europe (1980), Collision with a Frogman
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10. This Heat, This is 1 (released in ’78), Horizontal Hold
11. Oxford Collapse, Remember the Night Parties (2006, but so much fun), Please Visit your National Parts
12. This Mortal Coil, Filigree and Shadow (released in ’86), Alone (cover of Colin Newman’s featured on #8)
13. Joy Division, Digital
14. The Breeders, Safari, Safari
15. Magazine, The correct use of Soap (1980), Because You’re Frightened
16. Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime (released in ’84), #1 Hit Song
17. Ciccone Youth, The Whitey Album (1988), Into the Groove(y)
It’s a side project of Sonic youth that formed in ’86, with the Minutemen’s Mike Watt.
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19. XTC, White Music (released in ’78), Because You’re Frightened
20. Pale Saints, The Comforts of Madness, Sight of You
21. Pixies, Complete “B” Sides, Velvety (Instrumental Version)
22. Modern English, After the Snow, Life in the Gladhouse
23. The Apartments, The Evening Visits (1985), Mr. Somewhere
24. Half Japanese, Half Japanese: Greatest Hits, 1,000,000 Kisses
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25. Felt, Gold Mine Trash, Crystal Ball
26. The Field Mice, Where’d You Learn to Kiss that Way?, Emma’s House
27. The Wedding Present, George Best Plus, My Favourite Dress
28. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy
29. Nirvana, With the Lights Out, White Lace and Strange
30. Scratch Acid, The Greatest Gift, Mary Had a Little Drug Problem
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31. The Gun Club, Fire of Love, Sex Beat