Posts Tagged ‘superchunk’

Summer finds

June 5, 2012

What a steal 2  and 3 dollar purchases.  I love both of these bands, and the Superchunk single is sweet, as they always are.

Summer finds

Please Please Please

June 30, 2010

LET ME GO TO THIS!

I love you matador for putting together this beautiful lineup. You can read more on their blog here.

Listen to Standing on the Verge, they are the ones that gave me the heads up about this.

“You’ve Been a Friend”- Merry Christmas

December 16, 2009

The title of the post today is a Jesus and Mary Chain track off of Stoned and Dethroned.  I’ll finish off tonight’s set with it, and it goes out to KRUI (who I’ve seen transition through a couple of different stations), the DJ’s I’ve met there, and the music I’ve learned about from volunteering at “Iowa City’s Sound Alternative” for the past 6 years.  It’s my last show tonight at KRUI, and the majority of it will be the Christmas Show.  The last 30 minutes or so will be a couple of favorite tracks that express how I feel about leaving the station and Iowa City. Listen in at 89.7 fm KRUI or online here from 8 to 10pm.

Here’s an old picture of me in the station when I used to have a show from 12 to 2am on Wednesday nights:

The Christmas Show:
1. The Vandals, Oi to the World, Hang Myself from the Tree
2. Belle & Sebastian, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, O Come, O Come Emmanuel
3. Holly Golightly, Christmas Tree on Fire, Christmas Tree on Fire
4. Low, Christmas, Just Like Christmas
5. Tom Waits, Blue Valentine, Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
(I still remember my old co-host Zach loving this track, also one of my favorites.)
6. Sufjan Stevens, Sufjan Stevens: Songs for Christmas, That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
7. The Bird and the Bee, Carol of the Bells, Carol of the Bells (A great request!)
8. Michael Chang or possibly the Flaming Lips doing Plastic Jesus
(Yep my fiance did this and maybe I’ll play it, it’s a cover of an old folk song,  the flaming lips also covered it on Transmissions from the Satellite Heart).
(Taken by HeidiHehnly)
9. The Olivia Tremor Control, Presents: Singles and Beyond, Fireplace
10. Guided by Voices, Universal Truths and Cycles, Father Sgt. Christmas Card
11. The Fall, No HO HO, (We Wish You) a Protein Christmas
12. The Flaming Lips, Clouds Taste Metallic, Christmas at the Zoo
13. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground, Jesus
14. Spent, Songs of Drinking and Rebellion, Santa Claus to the Rescue
15. My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything, Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)
16. AM, Holiday Happiness & Cheer-EP, Home for the Holidays
17. Teenage Fanclub, Songs from Northern Britain, Winter
18. The Paper Chase, Kill Rock Stars Winter Holiday Album, The War is Over
19. The Everyothers, Kill Rock Stars Winter Holiday Album, 1000 Miles (This went out to David and Sam at OurLifeInIthaca, I love them.)
20. Leadbelly, Important recordings, A Christmas Day
21. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim, The Holiday Song
22. Remy Zero, Remy Zero, Christmas
23. Superchunk, Here’s Where the Strings Come In, Silver Leaf and Snowy Tears
24. The Murder City Devils, Thelema, 364 Days
25. Sonic Youth, Sleighed-The Other Side of Christmas, Santa Doesn’t Cop Out on Dope. (This is my absolute all time favorite Christmas track, EVER!)
I think this was also feature on a Geffen Christmas album shown below:

My last tracks to Iowa City and KRUI:
1. Yo La Tengo’s Don’t Have to Be So Sad
2. Heatmiser’s See You Later
3. New Order’s Your Silent Face
4. The Thirteen Floor Elevators, You’re Gonna Miss Me
5. The Jesus & Mary Chain’s You’ve Been A Friend

Another Week of My Favorites

December 2, 2009

I’ve got maybe two more regular shows left, including this one, and my Christmas show. Spend my last couple of Wednesday nights on KRUI 89.7 fm with me from 8 to 10 pm, you can also listen in online here.

1. Blondie, Blondie (1976), X Offender

I pulled this sweet image of Debbie Harry off of the Blog entitled “x” Another cool bit of info is that this photo was taken by Bob Gruen who’s exhibit at the MoMA I just got to experience. “x” does a really nice job describing the image, so I won’t go there, if you want to read about it check it out.
2. Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense (1984), Take Me To The River
3. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures (1979), Disorder
4. Liz Phair, Whitechocolatespaceegg (1998), Polyester Bride
(I’m engaged, and I wouldn’t mind having a polyester dress.)
5. Lyres, 12 Classic 45s, I Want to Help You Ann
6. Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See (1993), Fade Into You
(God I love this song, tell me its not beautiful?)
7. Mission of Burma, Vs. (1982), Trem Two
(Another definite favorite, it’s in my top 10 favorite songs for sure.)
8. New Order, Power Corruption and Lies (1983), Age of Consent

9. The Replacements, Let It Be (1984), Unsatisfied
10. Sonic Youth, Dirty (1992), Theresa’s Sound World

11. Superchunk, Incidental Music 1991-95, Night of Chill Blue
I might have to say this is my favorite Superchunk song.
12. Pixies, Doolittle (1989), Here Comes Your Man
This song just appeals to everyone, I bet even my parents would jam to it and they prefer to rock out to Elvis and Peter Paul and Mary.
13. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (1992), Chicken Walk
14. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Automatic (1989), Head On
(The Pixies do an awesome cover of this track)
15. Pavement, Terror Twilight (1999), Spit on a Stranger
You know what I heard? Pavement is going to be featured on GUITAR HERO! Yuck. Steve what are you doing? You know who else is going to be featured? Spoon. I don’t know why this shocks me and I can’t seem to figure out why it annoys me. If someone can articulate this better than me please do it. For now, I’m going to sit down and think about it.

16. XTC, English Settlement, Senses Working Overtime
17. INXS, The Best of INXS, Need You Tonight
The single came out around 1986.
18. The Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk Talk (1981), Pretty in Pink

19. Tears for Fears, The Hurting (1983), Change
20. Billy Idol & Generation X, Billy Idol (1982), Dancing With Myself

21. The Swirlies, Cats of the Wild, Vol.2 (2003), Sleepytime
22. Polvo, Exploded Drawing (1996), Bridesmaid Blues
23. Enon, Believo, Cruel
24. The Jam, The Gift (1982), Town Called Malice
25. PJ Harvey, Uh Huh Her (2004), You Came Through
26. Slowdive, Souvlaki (1993), Souvlaki Space Station

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.
Melvins
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.
Doolittle
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
philophobia
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
Hearitis
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.)
nowyouknow
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

Matador Records

June 23, 2009

This week I’m going to be featuring Matador Records. I just bought the eternal by sonic-youth which they released on matador after leaving Geffen. I also have been listening to the compilation matador put out in 2004, Matador at 15. It is Awesome.
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So this week I’m going to tip my hat in gratitude to Matador Records and feature some great tunes from the likes of bands and their albums which are listed below. Enjoy!

Listen in at KRUI 89.7fm or online this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm.

1. Yo La Tengo, and then nothing turned itself out, let’s save Tony Orlando’s house
2. Sonic Youth, the eternal, anti-orgasm
3. Mogwai, Batcat-EP, Batcat
4. Pretty Girls Make Graves, Matador at 15, This is Our Emergency
5. Spoon, Gimme Fiction, Sister Jack (distributed by Merge in US and Canada, Matador outside)
6. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Sprung a leak
7. Love of Diagrams, EP, pace or the patience
8. Sleater-Kinney, All Hands on the Bad One, All Hands on the Bad One (distributed by both Kill Rock Stars and Matador)
9. Guided by Voices, Alien Lanes, My valuable hunting knife
10. Cat Power, You are Free, I don’t Blame you
11. Bailter Space, Robot World, Begin
12. Helium, The Dirt of Luck, Baby’s Going Underground
13. Interpol, Turn on the Bright lights, Obstacle #1
14. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted, Here
15. Liz Phair, whitechocolatespaceegg, Polyester Bride
16. Lyres, Lyres Lyres, Stacey
17. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Now I Got Worry, Dynamite Lover
18. Flipper, Flipper Twist (7″), Flipper Twist
19. Silkworm, Firewater, The lure of Beauty
20. Mission of Burma, Signals Calls and Marches, Red (matador reissued)
21. Lou Reed, Berlin Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Kids
22. Belle & Sebastian, Matador at 15, Don’t leave the light on baby
23. Guided by Voices, Matador at 15 (rarities and B-sides), Free of this World
24. Sonic Youth, the eternal, Walkin Blue

I’ll leave you with Sonic Youth’s Sacred Trickster off of the eternal.

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now…

April 15, 2009

Oh Morrissey, I wish I could get away with talking like this on a consistent basis. I just love you.

I’ve got a fun list (I think) for this Wednesday. I am going to feature some classics, along with some post-punk treasures. Either way its going to be a fun time. No real theme here, except for tunes that just make me smile. I’m going to start off slow, and then rock out at the end. As always listen in this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7fm.

1. The Smiths, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

2. Mazzy Star’s I’ve Been Let Down
3. Tom Waits’ Hold On
4. The Replacements Can’t Hardly Wait (This is the first song I heard by the Replacements, and its still one of my favorite, but didn’t get to play this week.)
5. R.E.M.’s Pretty Persuasion (didn’t get to)
6. Frank Black’s All My Ghosts
7. Crooked Fingers, Luisa’s Bones
8. Calla’s Fear of Fireflies
9. The Clash’s The Magnificent Seven (didn’t get to)
10. The Appleseed Cast’s Woodland Hunter, Part 1
11. Sonic Youth’s 100%
12. Seam’s Get Higher
13. Les Savy Fav COVERED SUPERCHUNK’s Precision Auto
14. Ryan Adams who now increased his cool factor by covering Superchunk’s Like a fool
15. Well, I thought I’d bring you some actual Superchunk with Water Wings
16. Siouxsie & the Banshees, green fingers
17. Virgin Prunes Pagan Lovesong
18. Peru Ubu Not Happy (I wanted to play this track during my post punk show and never got to it. So quirky, but so good.)
19. The Amps Bragging Party (didn’t get to)
20. The Swell Maps, Cake Shop Girl
21. Cat Power, Itchyhead (dude she rocks with this song)
22. The Dead Boys, Ain’t It Fun

23. The Germs, Forming
24. Polvo, Bridesmaid Blues (didn’t get to)
25. Slint, Nosferatu Man
26. Fugazi, KYEO
27. Soul Asylum, Whoa!
28. Clinic, Mr. Moonlight (a request)
29. Half Japanese, Movin On Up

Playlist from the show A Surprise.

March 12, 2009

1. Dandy Warhols, Sleep
2. Sunny Day Real Estate, Song about an Angel
(This is off of Diary, such a great album.)
3. Dinosaur Jr., We’re not alone
4. Sonic Youth’s Becuz… This is off of Washing Machine, I need to listen to this album more.
5. Guided by Voices, I am a Scientist
I played this because I turned in my Thesis yesterday. It was exciting. I love this song so much, I put it as my quote in the front of my thesis. Thank you Robert Pollard for writing this.
6. Husker Du, Friend You’ve Got to Fall
7. The Misfits, London Dragon
Everyone should own a Misfits album.
8. Modest Mouse, Summer
9. Beirut, My Family’s Role in the Revolution (This was a request)
10. Frank Black, I heard Ramona Sing
11. Smog, Cold Blooded Old Times
12. Morphine, You Speak my Language
(This song is off of Good. When I think about this album, I think about Lust and Sex. Its great.)
13. The Smiths, Girlfriend in a Coma
I said this last night, and I’ll say it now. There will never be another Morrisey.
14. John Cale, Hanky Panky Nohow
I played this song for my friend Jobonga, who I knew was listening. She is always so good with words, and this song’s title is so perfect I had to dedicate it to her.
15. Pixies, Alex Eiffel
I love this song, but am always scared to play it cause I can’t pronounce it’s title.
13. The Amps, Breaking the split screen barrier
14. Yo La Tengo, Tears are in your eyes
Typical beautiful Yo la Tengo
15. Stereolab, Au Grand Jour
16. Built to Spill, Gone
This is off You in Reverse. I always go back to Built to Spill’s older albums, but lately I’ve been giving You in Reverse a chance. Its good, its really good.
17. Nirvana, Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle
Who wouldn’t like a song with this title?
18. Meat Puppets, Split myself in two
Its weird, but my boss reminds me of this band.
19. Murder City Devils, Midnight service at the mutter museum
Look at these crazy kids:
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20. Thurston Moore, The Shape is in a trance
21. Archers of Loaf, Dead Red Eyes
22. Polvo, Ox Scapula
23. Superchunk, Throwing Things
They have a new EP streaming at:
http://www.mergerecords.com/store/store_detail.php?catalog_id=606&link=sidebarLink-home
24. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sympathetic Noise
25. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lantern
26. Teenage Fanclub, Starsign

1988 to 1992

March 3, 2009

I’m still thinking about this, and still have to go through my pile of CDs. But, these were damn good years for music. My Bloody Valentine came out with both Loveless and Isn’t Anything during this 4 year period. PJ Harvey’s first album Dry also came out, and then of course there’s Superchunk’s No Pocky for Kitty, Fugazi’s Repeater and Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted. Finally, Lets not forget Nirvana with Bleach and Nevermind. Listen in this Wednesday from 8 to 10pm.

Here’s a tentative list:
1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Papa Won’t Leave you Henry
2. Guided by Voices, 14 Cheerleader Coldfront
3. The Cure, Fascination Street
4. Janes Addiction, Classic Girl
5. Stone Roses, Made of Stone
6. New Order, Vanishing Point
7. Ride, Kaleidoscope
8. My Bloody Valentine, Lose My Breath
9. Pavement, Summer babe (winter version)
10. PJ Harvey, Dress
11. Tears for Fears, Swords and Knife
12. Yo La Tengo, Barnaby, Hardly Working (didn’t get to)
13. Polvo, The Curtain Remembers (Also didn’t get to play)
14. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty (didn’t have time to play)
15. The Boo Radleys, Spaniard
16. Melvins, Boris (didn’t have time to play)
17. Dinosaur Jr., Water
18. Sebadoh, Total Peace
19. Jesus Lizard, Then Comes Dudley
20. The Breeders, When I was a painter
21. The Dream Syndicate, The Side I’ll Never Show
22. Pixies, Vamos

23. Fugazi, Turnover
24. The Replacements, Talent Show
25. Nirvana, School

26. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Head On
27. Jesus Jones, I’m Burning