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My personal soundtrack…

November 18, 2009

Well Iowa city, I have about three Radioloveless shows left before I leave the KRUI airways for good. Two shows will consist of my favorite tracks to hear, thus the title of my post. If you listen to the show, I’m sure you’ve heard most of them. Either way, the next two shows will be filled with my favorites. The last show will be my Christmas show, which is always a fun show to do.

I’ll be moving back east next year, after living and DJing in Iowa city for the past 6. I love it here, and I love KRUI even more. Listen in at 89.7 fm or online here. Here’s the show

1. R.E.M.’s Fables of Reconstruction (1985), Driver 8
2. Sebadoh, Bakesale (1994, oh and the naked baby on the cover is Lou Barlow), Skull
(It’s my favorite track from Sebadoh along with lots of other kids my age, thank you Lou for bringing this into my life.)

3. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Pig Lib (2003), Vanessa from Queens
(Steve defines cool, even if I can’t figure out what he’s singing about)
4. Teenage Fanclub, Bandwagonesque (1991), Star Sign
(This just sounds like the 90s to me, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and little.)
5. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground, Pale Blue Eyes
(Uhm, who doesn’t like this song?)
6. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002), I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
This is my favorite Wilco album, I keep coming back.
7. Wire, Pink Flag (1977), 1 2 X U
8. Yo La Tengo, President Yo La Tengo (1989), Barnaby Hardly Working
9. Catherine Wheel, Ferment (1992), Black Metallic
10. Black Tambourine, Complete Recordings, Pack You Up
This track is so short and cool, it just makes me want to go out and be their groupie if they were still around.
11. The Dandy Warhols, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (1999), Sleep
I can’t help it, I love this album.
12. Big Star, #1 Record (1972), Thirteen
Rolling stone said it was “one of the most beautiful songs about Adolescence.”
13. The Breeders, Pod (1990), When I was a Painter
14. Pavement, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain (1994), Silence Kit (awesome request for Sutcliffe Catering Song but was having issues with my CD.)
15. Built to Spill, Perfect From Now On (1997), I would Hurt a Fly
16. Cat Power, What would the Community Think (1996), Bathysphere
17. The Church, Starfish (1988), Under the Milky Way
18. Cocteau Twins, Head Over Heels (1983), When Mama was a Moth

19. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless (1991), When you Sleep
Pitchfork quoted Loveless as the best album of the 90’s, I might have to agree.
20. The Clash, The Clash (1977), Janie Jones
21. Sleater-Kinney, One Beat (2002), Combat Rock
22. Depeche Mode, Violator (1990), Blue Dress
23. The Cure, Seventeen Seconds (1980), A Forest
24. Archers of Loaf, White Trash Heroes (1998), Dead Red Eyes
25. Guided By Voices, Alien Lanes (1995), My Valuable Hunting Knife
26. Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets II (1984), New Gods

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Nirvana’s Bleach and Live at Reading

November 4, 2009

I’m not going to go into the fact that just in time for the holidays Nirvana’s Bleach has been remastered and a DVD is available for their Live at Reading show. The rock magazine Kerrang placed this show as one of the “100 shows that shook the world.” There is a really good commentary in Newsweek on these two releases, both the live at Reading show from Universal Music Group (Geffen) and Bleach from Sub Pop. I’ll be featuring two tracks from Nirvana tonight from these.

Here’s a famous clip from the festival:

Listen in tonight at KRUI 89.7 fm or online here. I’ll be playing between 8 and 10 pm.

1. Nirvana, Live at Reading, Come as You Are (1992)
2. Nirvana, Bleach (20th Anniversary), School (Live At Pine Street Theater)
This album originally came out in 1989 with Subpop and is Nirvana’s debut album.
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3. Low, Things We Lost in the Fire (2001), Dinosaur Act (A Request)
4. Sonic Youth, EVOL, Expressway to Yr. Skull (A.K.A. Madonna, Sean and Me)
I wanted to play this track during the Halloween show but didn’t get to it. It was released in 1986.
5. Mudhoney, Superfuzz Bigmuff, Sweet Young Thing Ain’t Sweet No More
Another Sub Pop release that came out in 1988.
6. Iggy Pop, The Idiot (1977), Funtime
7. Melvins, Nude with Boots (2008), The Savage Hippy
The Melvins formed back in 1982.
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8. Scratch Acid, The Greatest Gift (1991 compilation off of Touch and Go), Owner’s Lament
9. Mark Lanegan (of the Screaming Trees), The Winding Sheet, Mockingbirds
This was released in 1989 off of Sub Pop records.
10. Babes in Toyland, Painkillers (1993), He’s My Thing
11. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Kiss in the Dreamhouse, Slowdive
This album was released in 1982 and recently rereleased and expanded this year.
12. Bikini Kill, Pussy Whipped (1993 on Kill Rock Stars), Rebel Girl
This track is #455 on Blender’s “500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born”.
13. Heavens to Betsy, Calculated (1993 on Kill Rock Stars), Decide
Corine Tucker is on Guitar for these guys, she’s also the main vocalist for Sleater-Kinney
14. Pixies, Doolittle (1989 on 4AD), Hey
This album changed my life.
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15. Pavement, Wowee Zowee (1995), Kennel District
16. Superchunk, Here’s Where the Strings Come In (Merge 1995), Certain Stars
17. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Honey’s Dead (1992), Reverence
18. Gang of Four, Entertainment! (1979), Outside the Trains Don’t Run on Time
19. Magazine, Magic Murder and the Weather (1981), About the Weather
20. PJ Harvey, Is This Desire? (1998), Joy
Here’s another album that changed my life and that I might take with me to the grave. This is art.
21. Flipper, Generic (debut in 1982), Nothing
22. Cat Power & Steve Shelley, Dear Sir (1995), Headlights
23. The Replacements, Let it Be (1984), Androgynous
24. The Swell Maps, A Trip To Marineville (1979), Vertical Slum
25. Mission of Burma, The Definitive Editions Compilation, Ballad of Johnny Burma
26. The Breeders, Mountain Battles, Overglazed
Their 4th album released in 2008
27. Fugazi, Steady Diet of Nothing, Runaway Return

09-09-09

September 9, 2009

It’s a cool date… and it’s also RADIO LOVELESS. Tonight from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or listen online here.

1. Yo La Tengo, Matador Records 10th Anniversary, Sugarcube (live) Originally released on I can hear the heart beating as one.
2. Red Snapper, Image of You (single), Image of You
3. Portishead, Third (2008, 11 years after their self-titled sophmore release), Silence
4. Arab Strap, Philophobia (1998), Here we Go
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5. Crime, San Francisco’s Still Doomed (it’s a collection of studio recordings and rehersal tapes originally released in 1991), Hot Wire my Heart
A couple of weeks ago I titled my show “Hot Wire my Heart” which was a track Sonic Youth performed on Sister. A reader was kind enough to inform me that it was first done by a band called Crime in the late 70’s so I wanted to feature the original version this week.
6. Cornelius, Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology, Count Five or Six (Cornelius’s song “Count Five or Six” was meant to be a way to teach kids how to count (at least up to six).
7. The Amps, Pacer (1995 off of 4AD), First Revival
8. Black Flag, Damaged (1981 off of SST), TV Party
9. Sleater-Kinney, All Hands on the Bad One, You’re no Rock’n Roll Fun
10. The Smiths, Strangeways Here we Come (1987), Girlfriend in a Coma
11. The Flaming Lips, Hear it Is (1986), Jesus Shootin Heroin
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12. The Cure, The Head in the Door (1985), Kyoto Song
13. Morphine, B-sides and otherwise (1997), Down Love’s Tributaries
14. Fugazi, 13 Songs (1989), Waiting Room (13 Songs is a compilation of all the songs from Fugazi’s first two EPs including: Fugazi (1988) and Margin Walker (1989)
15. X, Los Angeles (1980), Johny Hit and Run Parade
16. Cat Power, Moon Pix (1998), Metal Heart (One of my all-time favorite songs.)
17. Iron & Wine, Sub Pop: Infecting the Galaxy One Planet at a Time, Southern Anthem
18. Devo, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo! (1978), Gut feeling (This track is featured in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou!!!)
19. Doug Martsch, Now You Know (2002), Window (Doug Martsch of Built to Spill released this splendid solo album a couple of years ago. Its truly lovely.)
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20. Chapterhouse, Freefall-EP (1990), Need (Somebody)
21. R.E.M., Eponymous (1988), Gardening at Night
22. The Field Mice, Where’d You Learn to Kiss That Way? (a compilation album released in 1998), Coach Station Reunion
23. Echo & The Bunnymen, Just a Touch Away
24. The Stone Roses, Second Coming (1994), Daybreak
25. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Skip Steps 1 & 3

“I Can’t Shake It…”

September 2, 2009

Go MELVINS! This track is off of a 7″ I Can’t Shake It/Some Girls. It’s awesome, and you can hear it if you listen tonight from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.
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1. The Wake, Harmony + Singles, Give Up (1982)
2. Mission of Burma, The Horrible Truth About Burma, Trem Two (1985)
3. Sleater-Kinney, All Hands On the Bad One (2000), Leave you behind
4. The Flatmates, Potpourri: Hits Mixes, and Demos, I could be in Heaven (Single came out in 1986)
5. Love of Diagrams, EP, Pace or the Patience (2007)
6. The Wedding Present, Tommy (1985-1987 compilation), Felicity
7. Dinosaur Jr., Farm, Imagination Blind (2009)
8. Melvins, I can’t Shake it/Some Girls (Gearhead Records 1998), I Can’t Shake It
9. The Dirtbombs, Tanzen Gehn, Tanzen Gehn (2005)
10. Sebadoh, Bakesale, Dreams (1994)
11. Kinski, Sub Pop- Infecting the Galaxy One Planet at a Time, Semaphore
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12. The Church, Priest = Aura, Ripple (1992)
13. Knapsack, Day Three of My New Live, Simple Favor (1997)
14. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Get Happy!!, Riot Act (1980)
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15. Stephen Malkmus, Matador at 15, Church on White
16. Bauhaus, Mask, Mask (1981)
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17. The Tights, Cherry Red: The Punk Singles Collection, Cracked (1978)
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18. Sonic Youth, the eternal, Antenna (2009)
19. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Kaleidoscope, Red Light (1980)
20. Cocteau Twins, Stars and Topsoil-A Collection (1982-1990), Blind Dumb Deaf
21. Catherine Wheel, Chrome, Fripp (1993)
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22. My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything, Feed me with your Kiss (1988)
23. Xymox (or Clan of Xymox???), Twist of Shadows, Blind Hearts (Polygram subsidiary label Wing Records 1989)
24. New Order, Movement, Hurt (12” Version) (originally came out in 1981)
25. Talking Heads, Remain in Light, Listening Wind
26. David Byrne and Brian Eno, Everything that Happens will Happen Today, Strange Overtones

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

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

Sub Pop

March 23, 2009

This week I’m going to be featuring the record label, Sub Pop. Sub Pop was founded in Seattle, Washington in the mid 80s and rose to fame with bands like Nirvana and Mudhoney. They have also received recent commercial success with bands like the Postal Service and the Shins.

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Listen in this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm.

1. Nirvana’s Bleach (one of their biggest grossers)
2. Postal Service (Ben Gibbard of Death Cab’s side project, The District Sleeps Tonight may have sold more records than Bleach)
3. Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff
4. Sunny Day Real estate’s S/T
5. The Afghan Wigs Congregation
6. Sebadoh, Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock
7. Sleater-Kinney’s The Woods (These hot hot girls were mostly with Kill Rock Stars, but their last full length the woods was on Sub Pop.)

8. Seaweed’s Four
9. The Murder City Devil’s Thelema
10. The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Munki
11. The Thermals, More Parts per Million
12. Ugly Casanova’s Sharpen Your Teeth (This is an awesome album, with a weird story. Supposedly, a mentally unstable character named Edgar Graham (who called himself Ugly Casanova) followed Modest Mouse around on tour, recorded songs, sent out the songs to some labels and then mysteriously disappeared. Issac Brock then recorded the songs and Sub Pop released it. Weird.)

13. Low’s The Great Destroyer (this music video is a little weird, but the song is cool.)

14. The Shins Oh, Inverted World
15. Damien Jurado’s Rehersals for Departure
(This is a beautiful singer songwriter, just beautiful)

16. The Vaselines, The way of the vaselines
(A re release of the vaselines awesome tracks, thank you Sub Pop.)
17. Fastbacks’s Zucker
18. Eric’s Trip’s Love Tara
19. Velocity Girl’s Simpatico
20. The Spinanes’s Strand
21. Kinski’s Down Below its Chaos
22. Scratch Acid’s track Greatest Gift (was released on a Sub Pop compilation “Sub Pop 100” in 1986.)
23. Sonic Youth’s track Kill yr Idols (it was featured on Sub Pop 100.)

The Valentine’s Day Show

February 9, 2009

This is my favorite show all year. I play songs about love, hate, breaking-up, and female/male angst. If you want to call and make some requests for your favorite sappy or angry love songs, Wednesday from 8 to 10pm at KRUI 89.7 is the time to do it.

I’ve included a shameless self promotion of a painting I did a long time ago about a relationship gone wrong. It’s my artistic contribution to Valentine’s Day:
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by HeidiHehnly

Here’s a sampling of stuff I’m going to try and play:

1. The Kinks, Nothin’ in the World Can Stop me Worryin’ Bout That Girl
Possibly one of the best songs about relationships and cheating.
2. Buzzcocks, Why Can’t I Touch it?
I don’t know what they are trying to touch, but I can imagine.
3. Pixies, Here comes your man
4. Echo And The Bunnymen, Lips Like Sugar
I think we all enjoy lips like sugar.
5. Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart
Every relationship goes through this on some level

6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, I let Love in
7. Sleater Kinney, The size of our Love
8. The Smiths, How soon is Now?
A popular Smiths ditty about love and &*%@.
9. The Breeders, It’s The Love
10. Portishead, Wandering Star
11. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Anemone
12. Spacemen 3, I love you
13. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 2 Kindsa Love
Damn, they rock.
14. Guided by Voices, Chasing Heather Crazy
15. Husker Du, I don’t Want to know if you are lonely
Way to have a heart Husker Du.
16. Nirvana, Love Buzz
17. Vaselines, Sex Sux (Amen)
I think they were catholic.
18. PJ Harvey, Send His Love to Me
I’ve included a performance below.

19. Morphine, I know you part two
20. Elliott Smith, Somebody that I used to know
Valentines day play lists everywhere should always have an Elliott Smith track.
21. Superchunk, Makeout Bench
22. Magnetic Fields, I think I need a new heart
23. Tom Waits, Sea of Love
Tom Wait’s version of the heavily covered song by Phil Phillips.
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24.Yo La Tengo, Hanky Panky Nohow
25. Lyres, How can I make her mine?
26. The Replacements, I will dare
27. The Stone Roses, Love Spreads
28. Radiohead, True love waits