Posts Tagged ‘The Dead Boys’

Ready Steady Go

November 11, 2009

The title of the post today is from a track brought to you by Generation X in the late 70’s on their self-titled album. I decided to play some old punk early in the show and peppered later on due to an exhibit I just saw at the MoMA called “Looking at Music: Side 2”. Here’s an article about it if you want to check it out: Bob Gruen’s Journey to MoMA.
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Listen in tonight on KRUI 89.7 fm from 8 to 10 pm. You can listen in online here.

Here’s some of the set:

1. Generation X, Generation X (1978), Ready Steady Go
2. Frumpies, Frumpie One-Piece (God I love this title), Duvet Ta
This is a CD collection which assembled all of the band’s previous singles, created around 1996.
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3. Half Japanese, Half Japanese Greatest Hits (1995), Put Some Sugar On It
4. The Clash, The Clash (1977), Garageland
5. Dead Boys, We Have Come for Your Children (1978), I Don’t Wanna Be No Catholic Boy
6. Radio Birdman, The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978), Do the Pop
7. Patti Smith, Horses (2005, album originally came out in 1975), Redondo Beach
8. Thurston Moore, Psychic Hearts (1995), Patti Smith Math Scratch
9. Belly, Star (1993), Angel
10. Slant 6, Soda Pop * Rip Off (1994 on Dischord Records), Blue Angel
11. Film School, Film School (2006), Eleven-Eleven
12. The Dandy Warhols, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (2000), The Gospel
(I’m sorry but this album is POP brilliance, I don’t care what you say.)
13. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective, If Love Is The Drug
This was a compilation put out by these guys in 2004 spanning their entire career except for the album Strung Out in Heaven.
14. Built To Spill, Time Trap Sampler (1994-2006), The Plan
15. Aveo, Battery (2004), Haley
16. Chapterhouse, Sunburst-EP (1990), Rain
17. Slowdive, Morningrise-EP (1991), Losing Today
18. Stella Luna, Stargazer-EP (2002), Stargazer
19. New Order, Power Corruption & Lies (1983), Age of Consent
20. My Bloody Valentine, Tremolo-EP (1991), Honey Power
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21. Fleeting Joys, Despondent Transponder (2006), Go and Come Back
22. Pinback, Some Voices-EP (2002), June
23. PJ Harvey & John Parish, A Woman A Man Walked By (2009), Black Hearted Love
24. Unwound, New Plastic Ideas (1993), Hexenzsense
25. Guided By Voices, Isolation Drills (2001), The Enemy
26. Morrissey, Bona Drag (compilation album released in 1990), The Last of the Famous International Playboys
Morrissey recently walked off a stage in Liverpool Echo Arena after being hit in the head with a drink. So this track goes out to you Morrissey, I want to know what dumb ass would throw a drink at you? You can read more about it here.
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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

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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