Posts Tagged ‘The Greatest Gift’

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

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“You and me, baby twinkle, twinkle blah blah blah”

August 5, 2009

That special intimate quote is from the Minutemen. They’re geniuses. Rock out with me tonight at KRUI 89.7 fm from 8 till 10 pm or online here.

1. Wire, 154 (released in ’79), Two People in a Room (a great heads up from a comment on the show last week.)
2. Suicide’s Radiation
3. Killing Joke, Killing Joke (’80), Wardance
4. The Germs, Communist Eyes
5. The Adverts, Anthology, Bored Teenagers
6. Richard Hell, Spurts, Chinese Rocks
7. Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets II, Split Myself in Two
8. Colin Newman, A-Z (released in ’80), Alone
9. The Swell Maps, Jane from Occupied Europe (1980), Collision with a Frogman
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10. This Heat, This is 1 (released in ’78), Horizontal Hold
11. Oxford Collapse, Remember the Night Parties (2006, but so much fun), Please Visit your National Parts
12. This Mortal Coil, Filigree and Shadow (released in ’86), Alone (cover of Colin Newman’s featured on #8)
13. Joy Division, Digital
14. The Breeders, Safari, Safari
15. Magazine, The correct use of Soap (1980), Because You’re Frightened
16. Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime (released in ’84), #1 Hit Song
17. Ciccone Youth, The Whitey Album (1988), Into the Groove(y)
It’s a side project of Sonic youth that formed in ’86, with the Minutemen’s Mike Watt.
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19. XTC, White Music (released in ’78), Because You’re Frightened
20. Pale Saints, The Comforts of Madness, Sight of You
21. Pixies, Complete “B” Sides, Velvety (Instrumental Version)
22. Modern English, After the Snow, Life in the Gladhouse
23. The Apartments, The Evening Visits (1985), Mr. Somewhere
24. Half Japanese, Half Japanese: Greatest Hits, 1,000,000 Kisses
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25. Felt, Gold Mine Trash, Crystal Ball
26. The Field Mice, Where’d You Learn to Kiss that Way?, Emma’s House
27. The Wedding Present, George Best Plus, My Favourite Dress
28. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy
29. Nirvana, With the Lights Out, White Lace and Strange
30. Scratch Acid, The Greatest Gift, Mary Had a Little Drug Problem
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31. The Gun Club, Fire of Love, Sex Beat