Posts Tagged ‘The Cure’

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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The Halloween Show

October 26, 2009

Its the Halloween show this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm on Radioloveless at KRUI 89.7fm or listen online here.

1. Suicide, The Second Album (1980) + The First Rehearsal Tapes (rereleased 1998), Creature Feature
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2. R.E.M., Dead Letter Office (1987), Burning Hell
3. The Clash, Combat Rock (1982), Straight to Hell
4. Fugazi, 13 Songs (1989), Burning
5. The Misfits, Collection II (1995), Halloween II
6. The Misfits, Collection (1986), Night of the Living Dead
7. Archers of Loaf, Vee Vee (1995), Death in the Park
8. Siouxsie and the Banshees, JuJu (1981), Halloween
9. Joy Division, Still (1981), Dead Souls
10. Beat Happening, Black Candy (1989), Gravedigger Blues
11. The Velvet Underground, Peel Slowly and See (Box Set), The Gift
It’s found originally on White Light/White Heat (1968). The lyrics are written by Lou Reed and recited by John Cale, and the track is mixed in such a way that a short story can be heard in the left speaker while a rock instrumental is heard on the right. Also, the story is creepy as hell and perfect for Halloween.
12. Guided by Voices, Under the Bushes Under the Stars (1996 on Matador), Cut-Out Witch
13. Blue Oyster Cult, Agents of Fortune (1976), (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
14. The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987), Tortue
15. Bauhaus, Bela Lugosi’s Dead-single (1979), Bela Lugosi’s Dead
16. Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain (1984), The Killing Moon
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17. Concrete Blonde, Bloodletting (1990), Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
18. This Mortal Coil, Filigree and Shadow (1986), The Horizon Bleeds and Sucks its Thumb
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19. The Murder City Devils, Empty Bottles Broken Hearts (1998), Cradle to the Grave
20. The Birthday Party, Junkyard (1982), Release the Bats
21. Tom Waits, Blue Valentine (1978), Wistlin’ Past the Graveyard
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22. The Germs, M.I.A. The Complete Germs (1993), Lexicon Devil
The 7″ of Lexicon Devil was originally released in 1978.
23. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim (1987 off of 4AD), Ed is Dead
24. Sonic Youth, Evol (1986), Expressway to Yr. Skull
25. David Bowie, Scary Monsters (1980), Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Daydreaming days in a daydream nation…

October 7, 2009

Tonight is Radio Loveless from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here. The title of today’s post can be found in the album below:
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1. I’m going to start with a live version of Sonic Youth’s Hyperstation off of the reissued Daydream Nation Box set. This album first came out in 1988, and was Sonic Youth’s fifth album.
2. Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs, Periodically Double or Triple
Yes, the twelfth album from Yo La Tengo has arrived.
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3. Tortoise, TNT, The Equator
This mostly instrumental band formed back in 1990 and are still recording. TNT was released in 1998.
4. The Mary Onettes, Puzzles-Single, Puzzles
This sounds like early 80s sweet synth-pop. I love it, it came out last month.
Here’s a review of the band by Pitchfork.
5. Echo and the Bunnymen, Songs to Learn and Sing, The Back of Love
This compilation album was released in 1985, the single was originally released in 1982 and added to their Porcupine release.
6. The Cure, Faith (1981), Faith
7. Elliott Smith, From a Basement On the Hill (2004), A Passing Feeling
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8. Sebadoh, III (1991), The Freed Pig
9. Frank Zappa, Apostrophe’ (1974)/Overnite Sensation, Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow (A Request!)
10. Polvo, In Prism, Beggar’s Bowl
In Prism is Polvo’s fifth studio album released on Merge Records and their first since 1997’s Shapes. Beggar’s Bowl is streaming on line here.
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11. Uzeda, Stella (Sicilian group formed in 1987, this album came out in 2006), This Heat
12. Cocteau Twins, Head Over Heals (1983), My Love Paramour
13. Mogwai, Rock Action (2001), Take Me Somewhere Nice
14. Gene Loves Jezebel, Voodoo Dollies-The Best of Gene Loves Jezebel, Bruises
15. The Evens, Get Evens (2006), Eventually
16. Beefeater, Plays for Lovers (1985) & House Burning Down (1987), A Dog Day
17. Mission of Burma, The Definitive Editions Compilation, All World Cowboy Romance
Originally this track was off of Signals, Calls, and Marches released in 1981.
18. Grant Lee Buffalo, Mighty Joe Moon (1994), Sing Along

19. The Jayhawks, Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995), Ten Little Kids
20. TV on the Radio, Dear Science, DLZ
(I dare you not to dance.)

21. New Order, (The Best Of) New Order, Let’s Go (Nothing for Me)
22. Gang of Four, Entertainment (1979), At Home He’s a Tourist
23. XTC, Go 2 (1978), Are You Receiving Me?
24. Les Savy Fav, 3/5 (1997), Scout’s Honor
25. Q and not U, Hot and Informed-EP, Busy Lights Busy Carpet
26. Sunny Day Real Estate, Diary, Song About an Angel

Free Money

September 30, 2009

Listen in tonight to Radio Loveless at KRUI 89.7 fm from 8 to 10 pm or online here. You never know, maybe Patti Smith will offer up some “Free Money”.

1. Patti Smith, Horses (originally released 1975, live album and digitally remastered version released in 2005. Patti’s Horses album also contains one of my all time favorite album covers, if this isn’t the image of feminism and equality I don’t know what is. It has photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s picture of black and white androgynous Patti.), Free Money
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2. Gordon Gano, Hitting the Ground (2002), Hitting the Ground
3. Black Francis, Bluefinger (2007), She Took All the Money
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4. Joy Division, Closer (a direct quote from Wikipedia “Closer is the second and final album by post-punk band Joy Division, released July 18, 1980, two months following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.” Such a sad fact.) , Twenty Four Hours
5. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses (1989, Writers of the NME declared this album in 2006 the greatest British album of all time), This is the One
6. Desert Sessions, The Desert Sessions Vol 9 & 10 (2003), There will never be a better time
7. Thurston Moore, Trees Outside The Academy (2007, Thurston’s first solo album since his 1995 Psychic Hearts, another interesting tidbit is that it was recorded in J. Masics’, of Dinosaur Jr, home studio), Trees Outside The Academy
8. Blondie, Blondie (1976), Look Good in Blue
9. X, Wild Gift (1981 and on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of all Time!), In This House That I Call Home
(On a side note the vocalist Exene Cervenka has a solo album out with Blood Shot Records that I hear is awesome! She just performed live in Brooklyn NY just last weekend. Also through the grape vine, I heard that this classic vocalist has recently been diagnosed with MS. One more reason to admire this woman who is still rocking live venues.)
Here’s her new album:
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10. The Smiths, The Sound of the Smiths (A compilation released in 2008), Vicar in a Tutu
11. Depeche Mode, Violator (1990, their seventh and most brilliant, in my opinion, studio album. This is also on Rolling Stones 500 greatest albums of all time and is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before you Die), Halo
12. Bauhaus, The Sky’s Gone Out (1982), Third Uncle (This was originally Brian Eno’s track)
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13. The Cure, Seventeen Seconds (1980), M
14. June of 44, The Anatomy of Sharks-EP (1997, based out of Louisville), Boom
15. Egg Hunt (a project of Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson , former singer and drummer of the hardcore punk band Minor Threat), Me and You-Single (1986), Me and You
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16. Pavement, Brighten the Corners (1997 with Matador Records), Date W/ IKEA
17. Sleater-Kinney, Sleater-Kinney (1995), The Day I went Away
18. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Stoned And Dethroned (1994), Girlfriend
19. South, From Here On In (2001), Sight of Me
20. Spacemen 3, Recurring (1991), Just to See you Smile
21. Kinski, Alpine Static (2005 off of Sub Pop), The Party Which You Know Will Be Heavy
22. New Order, Substance (1987), Perfect Kiss
22. Slint, Tweez (1989), Pat
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It just sounds good together…

September 16, 2009

Usually I try to focus on bringing you tunes from the 80s and 90s, but this week I’m going to do more. I’ve got some great tracks from the early 80s and then some really recent bands and bands from the early 2000s that just go so good with the early new wave and punk sounds. I’m also going to be bringing along some classic late 80s/90s tracks. It will be a fun time.

Listen in tonight on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here. Also my dad is here with me. Here he is eating an ice cream. How cute is this man? And, he’s cool he played Johnny Cash.
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1. Archers of Loaf, Icky Mettle, Hate Paste
2. The American Analog Set, Promise of Love, Come Home Baby Julie Come Home
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3. Crime, San Francisco’s Still Doomed, Frustration
4. Built to Spill & Caustic Resin (1995), EP, One Thing
5. The Stooges, The Stooges (1969), Real Cool Time (Remastered)
6. Northern Picture Library, Paris (1994), Signs
7. Aveo, Battery (2004), Awkward at the Knees
8. Lush, Split (1994), Starlust
9. Frank Black, Teenager of the Year (1994), Space is Gonna Do Me Good (Check this goof ball out!!)
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10. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Strung out in Heaven (1998), Wisdom
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Let Love In (1994), Ain’t Gonna Rain Anymore
13. Radio Birdman, The Essential Radio Birdman, Murder City Nights
14. T.S.O.L., T.S.O.L. (1981), Word Is
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15. Descendents, Fat (1981), Mr. Bass
16. Pinback, Blue Screen Life (2001), Prog
17. Shipping News, Flies the Fields (2005), Axons and Dendrites
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18. Wild Beasts, Two Dancers (2009), All the King’s Men ( I learned about this band and Autolux which was played later from the podcast One Track Mind, their blog can be found here. It’s pretty cool.)
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19. Orange Juice, The Glasgow School, Falling and Laughing (track came out in 1980)
20. Autolux, Future Perfect (2004), Turnstile Blues
21. The Sleeper, The It Girl (1996), Dress like your Mother
22. Shop Assistants, Shop Assistants Anthology, I Don’t Want to be Friends with You
23. Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues (1983), Moon Rocks
24. Young Marble Giants, Colossal Youth, Choci Loni
25. The Cure, Pornography (1982), The Hanging Garden
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26. The Verve, A Storm in Heaven (1993), See You in the Next One (Have a Good Time)
27. Guided by Voices, Live at the Wheelchair Races, Over the Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox

We are getting more depressed with our music?

August 31, 2009

Here’s an article in ScienceNOW that’s pretty damn interesting….

How Happy Is the Internet?
By Michael Torrice
ScienceNOW Daily News
3 August 2009

When the researchers turned to song lyrics, they discovered a darker trend: Popular music has become less happy since 1960–a 10% drop. Most of the decreases happened between 1961 (6.7) and 1980 (6.2). Fewer singers are crooning about “love” now and more are shouting about “hate” and “pain,” the scientists report. When they analyzed musical genres, the researchers found that genres haven’t changed much over time, but new, less happy genres, such as punk and heavy metal, have become popular and brought lyric scores down. “All-4-One [an R&B group] still uses the word ‘love’ a lot in their songs,” Danforth says. “But [hard rock group] Metallica doesn’t use it much at all.”

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I love that we started getting nasty in the 80s, maybe that’s why my generation is such a bunch of whinny babies? Who knows, but what can I say I love The Smiths (featured in picture), The Cure, and Joy Division and they were definitely not the happiest bunch of artists to produce incredible pop.

Hotwire my Heart

August 26, 2009

The title is a rockin’ Sonic Youth track….

1. Mission of Burma, Innermost-single, Innermost (a brand spankin’ new single from the awesome Mission of Burma)
2. Sonic Youth, Sister, Hotwire my heart (1987)
3. Suicide, Suicide, Cheree (1977)
4. Yo La Tengo, Matador at 15, Deeper into Movies
5. My Bloody Valentine, Glider, Glider (1990 Sire records)
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6. Jesus and Mary Chain, Upside Down (This was their debut single released in 1984)
7. Wire, Object 47, Circumspect (these guys are so cool formed in the late 70s and are still making albums this was released in 2008)
8. Box Elders, Alice and Friends, Cougars
9. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Now I Got Worry, Wait (1996)
10. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Hyaena, Swimming Horses (1984)
11. The Cure, The Top, Wailing Wall (1984)
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12. The Gun Club, Fire of Love, Promise Me (1981)
13. Pixies, Trompe Le Monde, Subbacultcha (1991)
14. The Dream Syndicate, Medicine Show, John Coltrane Stereo Blues (1984)
15. The Smiths, “Hatful of Hollow”, What Difference Does it Make (1984)
A great request!
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16.The Barracudas, Drop out with the Barracudas, (I Wish it Could Be) 1965 again (Came out in or around 1982)
17. Delta 5, Singles & Sessions (Kill Rock Stars put this together with their stuff between 79 and 81), Mind Your Own Business
18. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out, Dance Song ’97 (released in, this is going to surprise you after that song title, 1997. This was also on Kill Rock Stars.)
19. The Normal, Warm Leatherette-Single, T.V.O.D. (1978)
20. Erase Errata, Night Life, Giant Hans 2006
21. Nobunny, Love Visions, I Am a Girlfriend
22. Swirlies, Blonder Tongue Audio Baton, His Love Just Washed Away (1992, Tang Records)
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23. PJ Harvey, Stories From the City Stories From the Sea, A Place Called Home (2000)
24. The Nerves, One Way Ticket, Hanging on the Telephone (70s power pop from LA, recognize the song? Yeap, Blondie covered it.)
25. The Wipers, Best of, Better Off Dead (released in 1990 but encompassing their work from the 80s), Better Off Dead
26. The Red Guitars, Slow to Fade, Good Technology (1984)
27. ESG, Come Away With ESG, Come Away (1983)
28. Shop Assistants, Shop Assistants Anthology, Safety Net (around mid to late 80s)

Horndog Fest…

April 23, 2009

Dude, the Dirtbombs. Who wouldn’t buy an album called Horndog Fest that contains songs entitled “I can’t stop thinking about it”.
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1. Air Formation’s All is fine
2. The Amps, Empty Glasses
3. The Dirtbombs, Horndog Fest, I can’t stop thinking about it
4. Wire, Chairs Missing, Sand in my joints
5. Husker Du, Warehouse songs and stories, No Reservations
6. Aveo, Bridge to the Northern Lights, Escape artist melody
7. The cure’s Close to me
8. Echo and the Bunnymen’s Do it Clean
I find Ian McCulloch’s hair strangely sexy in this video, especially with his button up black silk shirt.

9. Cocteau Twins, Head Over Heels, Multifoiled
10. Grant Lee Buffalo, Mighty Joe Moon, Lone Star Song
11. The Flaming Lips, Hear it is, With you
12. King Missile, Mystic Shit, Jesus was way cool (hysterical request, you’ve got to love these guys.)
13. XTC, Skylarking, Dear God

14. Enon, Believo, Get the Letter Out
15. Black Tambourine, Complete Recordings, Pam’s Tan
16. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tepid Peppermint Wonderland A Retrospective, Oh Lord
17. Minutemen’s The Anchor
18. The Cynics, Blue Train Session, I can’t get away from you
19. The Church’s Unguarded Moment

20. The Violent Femmes, American Music (request)
21. The Velvet Underground’s Beginning to see the Light (A call out for Mike)
22. Public Image Limited, Second Edition, Careering (Request)
23. Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues, Girlfriend is better
24. Devo’s Girl U Want
25. The Replacements, Let it be, We’re Coming Out
26. Love and Rockets, Earth Sun Moon, No New Tale to Tell
Ok seriously, check out these sexy BEASTS!

27. The Barracudas, Frenchy Scissorhands, Inside Mind
28. Hoodoo gurus, mars needs guitars, like wow wipeout
29. New Order, Substance, Subculture (A request)
30. Jad Fair, Kill Rock Stars Compilation, Red Dress
31. The Tell-Tale Hearts, A matter of time, Crawling back to me
32. The Milkshakes, In Germany, Love Can Lose

Post Punk and the fun that followed.

February 17, 2009

This Wednesday the show is going to focus around Post Punk, No Wave, and New Wave. I have a tendency to just call all these genres Post Punk. I know that its probably wrong, and they each have unique attributes, but I’m going to lump them all together anyways. When I think Post Punk, I think unique, introverted, and experimental sound. I’m going to try to play some of the bands that defined Post Punk from the late 70s early 80s and then move into some bands that still captured a lot of that sound during the 90s and even now.

I’ll update the tracks later this week, so don’t forget to listen this Wednesday from 8 to 10pm.

So in brief, here’s what I’m thinking about playing:

1. Joy Division, Decades
2. The Fall, Barmy
3. Siouxsie and the Banshees, Hybrid
4. New Order, Confusion
5. Killing Joke, Eighties
Here’s a great video of these guys…

6. Elvis Costello, Pump it Up
7. Lords of the New Church, New Church
8. The Cure, Torture
I’ve included a music video for one of my favorite Cure tracks below.

9. Wire, 1 2 X U
This album is great, and the sound of this track is wonderful. It’s so wonderful
that Britt Daniel of Spoon attempted to cover it below:

10. Magazine, the Light pours out of me
11. Suicide, Rocket USA
12. Virgin Prunes, Sandpaper Lullaby
13. The Swell Maps, Midget Submarine
14. Devo, Jocko Homo
15. Gary Numan & Tubway Army, Bombers
16. The Slits, Typical Girls
17. James Chance and the Contortions, Contort Yourself
18. Sonic Youth (didn’t get a chance to play this)

19. Spacemen3, Take me to the Other Side
20. Half Japanese, Firecracker
21. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Can’t Stop
22. ESG, UFO
These girls are DAMN cool.
23. Talking Heads, The Great Curve
24. Flipper, Shed No Tears
25. Gang of Four, Return the Gift
26. Public Image Ltd., Careering
27. Talking Heads, The Great Curve