Posts Tagged ‘Wire’

Here Comes Your Man

September 30, 2010

So I’ve started thinking about what I want to play at my giant celebration come November that I’m hosting and I’ve got right now five hours worth of music in my set. I probably will only actually include half of it. (The giant celebration is my wedding, which I’m getting very nervous/excited about.) Here’s five tracks I’m thinking about:

1. So my old cohost Zach sent me this track with the description “pure happiness”…. I love it. I bounce around my lab singing in Falsetto whatever it is they’re singing. It’s Empire of the Sun with Walking on a Dream. Take a listen, here it is on youtube:

2. The Replacements, Let it Be, I will Dare

3. Flight of the Conchords- If You’re into It (We just got the DVD set of this show, AWESOME!)

4. Wire, A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is Struck, Kidney Bingos
I just really love how this song sounds.

5. Pixies, Doolittle, Here Comes your Man
…. enjoy this video….

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What is the Light?

December 9, 2009

I forget how pop-wonderful The Flaming Lips can be. I’ve been pretty disappointed with them the past couple of years, but I’ve been slowly bringing out some of their older albums, e.g. The Soft Bulletin, which is where I pulled the title of my post from. “What is the Light?” is a true musical delight. When they released this album back in 1999, it was their 9th. NINTH. These guys were pounding out music. Their first full length Hear it Is is a pleasure to hang out with, I’m also a fan of Transmissions from the Satellite Heart which arguably features their most famous track “She don’t use Jelly.” It’s so famous you can even hear a sample of it on Wikipedia.

Moving on, my show is tonight from 8 to 10 pm listen in on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here. I don’t have many shows left, so listen in.

Here’s some of the set:

1. Smog, Knock Knock (1999), Lets Move to the Country
2. Peter Murphy, Wild Birds (1985-1995), Cuts You Up
3. Radio Birdman, Zeno Beach, Locked Up
4. Public Image Ltd., Public Image Ltd. (First Issue 1978), Home
5. The Jesus Lizard, Liar (1992), Slave Ship
6. The Ocean Blue, The Ocean Blue (1989), Between Something and Nothing
7. Unwound, New Plastic Ideas (1993), Entirely Different Matters
8. Shipping News, Flies the Fields (2005), Louven
9. Devo, Greatest Hits, Gut Feeling
(Off of the 1978 album Q: Are we not men? A: We are Devo!, possibly the best title ever.)
10. Dirty Looks, 12′ O’Clock High, Dissappearing
11. Elliott Smith, From A basement On The Hill (2004), A Fond Farewell
12. Bauhaus, Burning from the Inside (1983), King Volcano

13. Adolescents, Adolescents (1981), No Way
14. Boss Hog, Whiteout (2000), Whiteout
Yes I know everyone loves Christina Martinez. Here’s another photo of her, because well, she is DAMN hot (so is Jon Spencer who is also in this photo.)

15. Bob Mould, District Line (2008), The Silence Between Us
16. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy (1985), Never Understand
17. Gang of Four, Entertainment (1979), He’d Send In the Army
18. Les Savy Fav, Go Forth (2001), Daily Dares
19. Thievery Corporation, The Cosmic Game (2005), Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun) (features the Flaming Lips and this was a request)

20. Tom Waits, Mule Variations (1999), Get Behind the Mule
21. Wire, A Bell Is A Cup Until It Is Struck (1988), Kidney Bingos
22. Echo & The Bunnymen, Echo & The Bunnymen (1987), Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

23. Catherine Wheel, Ferment (1992), Ferment
24. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin (1999), What Is the Light?
25. Guided By Voices, Mag Earwhig! (1997), Jane of the Walking Universe
26. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Good Son (1990), The Weeping Song
27. PJ Harvey & John Parish, A Woman A Man Walked By, Black Hearted Love
28. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Boatman’s Call (1997), Into my Arms
(A Request)

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

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)

Center of Gravity

July 22, 2009

It’s a mix tonight. Listen in as always for some great tunes on KRUI 89.7fm or online here.

Here’s a sampling of my set:
1. Mission of Burma’s That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
2. Mogwai’s Hunted by a Freak
3. Murder City Devils, Thelema, One Vision of May
4. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim, Levitate Me
5. Portishead, Dummy, Sour Times
6. The Replacements, Let it Be, Unsatisfied
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7. The Stone Roses, Turns into Stone, Elephant Stone
8. Superchunk, Incidental Music 1991-95, Night of Chill Blue (This may be my all time FAVORITE Superchunk track, get ready to rock out.)
9. Wire, Chairs Missing, Too Late (Yo La Tengo did an awesome cover of this)
10. R.E.M.’s Cuyahoga
11. Yo La Tengo, I can hear the heart beating as one, Center of Gravity
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12. Hot Snakes, Suicide Invoice, Paid in Cigarettes
13. Kinski, Down Below it’s Chaos, Boy, Was I mad!
14. MC5, I can only give you everything
15. Pavement, Wowee Zowee, We Dance
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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