J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 1st October 2014
[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem during our 15 Years of Mayhem fall celebration. This week we celebrated music from the year 2001. These next weeks are going to get so much easier for me to program as I'll largely be able to pull from my year-end Top 25 Albums lists starting with 2002. Awesome. This week's show was a ton of fun though.
Congratulations to Clay who won our gift certificate give-away to Scuppernong Books tonight. If you haven't been to Scuppernong, it's a fantastic book store and well worth your time when you're in downtown Greensboro. Thanks again to them for being nice enough to donate.
Now while the gettin's good, onward.]
J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 1st October 2014 show
Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
King Tuff - "Black Moon Spell" [the title track from the latest. really enjoying this record a lot so far. t-rexy.]
Ash - "Burn Baby Burn" [from free all angels. the first of our 2001 songs of the night.]
Purling Hiss - "Learning Slowly" [from their latest, weirdon.]
New Order - "Crystal" [from get ready. i like new order - i wouldn't say i love new order. but i have always, unequivocally, loved this song. 2001, man.]
Sloan - "You've Got a Lot On Your Mind" [from commonwealth. sloan just fires on all cylinders all the time it seems.]
Propaghandi - "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes" [the title track from their 2001 album. played this a lot the year it came out.]
Oasis - "Talk Tonight" [from the new expanded edition of (what's the story) morning glory? this was originally a b-side and then included on the masterplan and now it reappears again on this re-issue. the b-sides this band produced during this stretch are ungodly. the masterplan really is probably the second best oasis album after morning glory.]
Stephen Malkmus - "Jenny and the Ess-Dog" [from his self-titled debut solo album. 2001! i played this song a lot and it still makes me chuckle.]
Christopher Owens - "Oh My Love" [from a new testament. digging this. we'll hear more.]
Ryan Adams - "Firecracker" [from 2001's gold. i was disappointed in this record when it came out. and it's still not among my favorite, but this song is pretty perfect.]
Mazes - "Vapour Trails" [from their new album wooden aquarium.]
Dilated Peoples - "Proper Propaganda" [from expansion team. the last we'll hear of dilated in this rundown of years, but back-to-back years they produced amazing hip-hop albums. 2001 again.]
the Rural Alberta Advantage - "Our Love..." [from mended with gold.]
the Strokes - "The Modern Age" [from is this it. there may not be a more 2001 album than this.]
the Asteroid No. 4 - "Back of Your Mind" [from their new self-titled album.]
Pulp - "The Trees" [from we love life. what is, sadly, looking more and more likely to be the last pulp album was released in october of 2001. so, so good.]
the Cash Brothers - "Nebraska" [from how was tomorrow? from 2001 and probably the best song these guys wrote. they were a good band though. this whole set of songs if from 2001.]
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - "American Skin (41 Shots)" (live) [from the live at madison square garden album. this song still shakes me to the core. and it is even more relevant now. it could be argued that this is the most important song springsteen has ever written. i'd buy that argument.]
Radiohead - "Pyramid Song" [from amnesiac. hardly anyone says positive things about this album, but i like it.]
Spoon - "The Fitted Shirt" [from girls can tell. could this song rock any more?]
Lucinda Williams - "Walk On" [from where the spirit meets the bone. check out my interview with lucinda over at aquarium drunkard.]
Guided by Voices - "Chasing Heather Crazy" [from isolation drills. 2001. for real. this album, y'all.]
Leonard Cohen - "Did I Ever Love You" [from the new album popular problems.]
Fugazi - "The Argument" [from their 2001 album of the same name. sadly, also, probably their last album. god, what a way to go out though.]
Superchunk - "Rainy Streets" [from 2001's here's to shutting up. thought this might be their last, but no!]
Glen Phillips - "Darkest Hour" [from his debut solo album abulum. a beautiful song about his father's death. just lovely.]
That'll do it for this week. Come back next week as we explore 2002 and get into more great new music. Until then, take care.