Posts Tagged ‘Gang of Four’

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)

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A Natural Caffeinated Sound

January 26, 2009

The goal for my show this week is to play some punk from the late 70s and early 80s, and some other more recent rockers that were influenced. Hopefully this show will rock hard, because lately I need something to wake me up. Coffee, sugar, and the freezing Iowa winter is just not doing it for me, so maybe some Minor Threat, Husker Du, The Boomtown Rats, Iggy Pop, and the Stooges will. Here’s some of the set below, but if you want to hear it listen in this Wednesday from 8 to 10pm. We also have an online stream at http://www.kruiradio.org/listen/. I’ll be playing more than what’s listed below.

1. The Dead Boys, Sonic Reducer
2. Minor Threat, Salad Days
3. Gang of Four, It’s her Factory
4. The Stooges, Down on the Street
5. Pixies, Subbacultcha
6. The Weirdos, We got the Neutron Bomb
7. The Avengers, We are the One
8. Iggy Pop, Shake Appeal
9. Misfits, Mommy can I go out and kill tonight?
10. The Boomtown Rats, Lookin’ After No. 1
11. Talking Heads, Slippery People
12. The Jam, In the City
13. Siouxsie & the Banshees, Spellbound
14. X, nausea
15. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, King Horse
16. The Rolling Stones, Shake your Hips
17. The Evens, Dinner with the President
18. Joy Division, Heart and Soul
19. Husker Du, Could you be the one?
20. The Replacements, Seen your Video
21. The Dream Syndicate, Definitely Clean
22. The Germs, Circle One
23. Lyres, How do you Know?
24. Soul Asylum, Chains
25. The Murder City Devils, Bear Away
26. Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Blank Generation
27. Blondie, Hanging on the Telephone
28. The Ramones, I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
29. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Born to Lose
30. Adolescents, No Way

As a side note, Soul Asylum, track 24, created one of the best album covers EVER for the album Clam Dip & other Delights, which Chains is on. It’s a parody of the classic Whipped Cream & Other Delights album cover from Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, aka TJB, (which I remember listening to out of my dad’s collection when I was a kid). This is one of those albums that is just beautiful from start to finish. I have to say that TJB’s cover is way sexier than the dude sitting in clam dip, but maybe not as funny. I’ve included both album covers below. Enjoy.

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