Posts Tagged ‘The Kinks’

Strangers

August 6, 2010

Those who know me know I love the Kinks… So here is one of my favorite tracks by my favorite band.
Strangers was released in November of 1970 as part of The Kinks’ LP Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, which is best known for producing the hit single “Lola”. However, even though I do love Lola, this is the track I could listen to over and over.

Here’s Tweedy and PJ..

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I love you.

September 23, 2009

This show is all about love and sweet sounds. Why? Because, I’m in a sappy mood (due to the dream-boat/newly-acquired-fiance featured in the image below). Join me tonight on KRUI 89.7fm or online here.

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1. Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997), Autumn Sweater
2. The American Analog Set, The Golden Band (1999), I Must Soon Quit The Scene
3. Belle & Sebastian, The Boy With The Arab Strap (1998), It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career
4. Beck, Guero (2005), Girl
5. R.E.M., Reckoning (1984), Harborcoat
6. Air Formation, Air Formation (2000), It Falls Away
7. Black Tambourine, Complete Recordings (2002 off of Slumberland), Can’t Explain
8. Beat Happening, Crashing through (2002), Cast a Shadow
9. Jane’s Addiction, Up from the Catacombs: The Best of Jane’s Addiction, Classic Girl (Originally on Ritual de lo Habitual released in 1990)
10. Built to Spill, Time Trap Sampler (included live tracks between 1994-2006, promo only), Car (Live Album Version)
11. Tears for Fears, 20th Century Masters, Sowing the Seeds of Love (This song released in 1989, The song reached #5 in the UK, #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.)
12. Sugar, File Under: Easy Listening (1994), Your Favorite Thing
13. PJ Harvey, Dry (1992), Oh My Lover
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14. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Stoned & Dethroned (1994), Never Saw It Coming
15. TV On the Radio, Dear Science (2008), Love Dog
16. Sebadoh, Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock (Sebadoh’s Sub Pop Debut released in 1992), Brand New Love
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17. The Kinks, Kwyet Kinks, A Well Respected Man (Song was released in 1965)
18. Lou Reed, The Bells (1979), Looking for Love
19. Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Girl From the North Country (Request for David, Sam, and their little one on the way.)
20. Pavement, Wowee Zowee (1994), We Dance
21. The Tell-Tale Hearts, A Matter of Time: The Best of Ray Brandes, It’s Just a Matter of Time
22. Lyres, 12 Classic 45s, I Really Want You Right Now
23. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (1992), Feeling of Love
24. Mercury Rev, Deserter’s Songs (1998), Opus 40
25. Nouvelle Vague, Nouvelle Vague, Love Will Tear Us Apart
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26. Lou Barlow, Goodnight Unknown, Take Advantage (Justin from Standing on the Verge brought this soon to be released track in, and it was GREAT!)
27. Ugly Casanova, Sharpen Your Teeth (2002), Hotcha Girls
28. The Moldy Peaches, The Moldy Peaches (2001), Anyone Else But You

“When we were teenagers we wanted to be the sky”

February 25, 2009

This past week has taken its toll on me. My time to graduation is rolling closer and closer, and it seems like there is more and more to do. That is why this weeks show is going to be a hodgepodge of music that I haven’t gotten to over the last couple of weeks, and a mix of CDs that I grabbed from home. There will be no theme tonight. However, since there is no theme its a great night to request some alternative tracks from the 80s and 90s.

On a side note, the title of the post is from a track that I was listening to on the way to work this morning. Recently, several people that I have known peripherally either growing up, or from work that are the same age as me have passed away. When I heard these words sung by Cat Power off her track “Colors and the kids” it made me tear up out of no where. I think this lyric applies to most teenagers, and the saddest thing about young adults dying is that they never have the chance that Chan Marshal sings of. It’s a beautiful song, with probably an entirely separate meaning, but for me it was very poignant on this ordinary Wednesday morning.

I’ve included the updated playlist.

As always listen in to KRUI 89.7 FM tonight from 8pm till 10pm, the only station that matters.

1. Simple Minds, Changeling
(Another one I didn’t get to do due to a scratched CD)
2. Depeche Mode, Policy of Truth
3. Superchunk, Animated Airplanes over Germany
4. Frank Zappa, My Guitar Wants to Kill your Mama
(Frank Zappa went out by request, and what a request…)
5.Tears Run Rings, Waiting for the End
(Wanted to play this on the Shoegaze show)
6. Ride, Here and Now
(Shoegaze again)
7. Talking Heads, Slippery People
(Wanted to play this for the Caffeinated Sound show)
8. The Clash, Rock the Casbah
(What a great request again from David in Ithaca NY.)
9. Pixies, Head On
10. Heatmiser, Rest my Head against the wall
11. Galaxy 500, Ceremony
12. The Smiths, The boy with the thorn in his side
13. The Cure, Lovecats
(12 and 13 were two other splendid requests)
14. Guided Voices, Motor Away
15. The Kinks, You really Got me
(Another great request for their Live version.)
16. Pavement, Unfair
17. Mission of Burma, Fame and Fortune
18. The Replacements, Unsatisfied
19. The Breeders, Invisible Man

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20. Catherine Wheel, Shallow
21. The Nightblooms, Panicle
(Was supposed to go in the Shoegaze Show)
22. Bailter Space, Begin
(Shoegaze again)
23. Tears for Fears, Pale Shelter (The Long Version)
24. Seam, Intifada Driving School
(A great request)
25. Echo & the Bunnymen, Turquoise Days
26. Thurston Moore, Silver>Blue
(This is a beautiful track)

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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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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