J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Saturday, January 03, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 2nd january 2004

[the first j's indie/rock of the new year. after a brief holiday from the show it was lovely to be back. i think tonight's show was quite fun and quite good. but that's just me talking. thanks again to all those who contributed to the Top 25 Albums of 2003 list. i greatly appreciate your ideas and discussion. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?" [tonight needed to rock. so i opened with a great classic number.]
Verbena - "Six White Horses" [one of my very favorite's of their recent songs. sadly, it's only on the verbena is the alabama boys choir ep.]
the Pogues - "Sally MacLennane"
Wilco - "Casino Queen" [a rollicking, very fun song.]
Stellastar - "Somewhere Across Forever" [new band out of rotation. not bad at all and some of their other tracks i've heard sound very new order/modern english-esque. but without being dated. good stuff.]
the Stone Roses - "She Bangs the Drum"
Tiger Bear Wolf - "An Entire City Full of Mesh-Back Hats" [local Greensboro rock. and they do.]
Sugar - "Gee, Angel" [sugar's file under easy listening is one of the 90s most flawless creations. a nearly perfect power pop album.]
22-20s - "Messed Up" [an interesting bluesy-rock band from britain. whatever moron put on the review sticker that they were 'comparable to Oasis' should not be allowed to listen to brit music ever again. period. not a bad song.]
Tubeway Army - "Listen to the Sirens" [gary numan, before he was simply gary numan, was tubeway army. their self-titled first album is quite a fun listen. this song especially.]
Hayden - "The Hazards of Sitting Beneath Palm Trees" [endlessly one of my favorite hayden songs.]
Cracker - "White Riot" [cracker's riotous (heh, sorry) cover of the clash classic. it's a hoedown version, complete with fiddles and elements of country and bluegrass thrown in. quite a hoot. this is from the second volume of the uncut magazine clash tribute cds from the november issue.]
X - "Your Phone's off the Hook, But You're Not" [X was a great punk band. But by their next album they were already off in a handful of directions. los angeles is their pure punk masterpiece.]
the Replacements - "Kids Don't Follow"
Patti Smith - "Break It Up" [from horses]
the Darkness - "Friday Night" [the perfect song for a friday night, eh? i love the darkness. unabashedly.]
Luna - "Lovedust" [this is a gorgeous song from their last full length.]
Jim White - "Ghost-town of my Brain" [jim toured with luna a year or so ago. a weird pairing, but this is my favorite jim white song. so i thought it'd go well.]
the B 52s - "6060-842" ['if you'd like..a very nice time..' you know where to call.]
My Morning Jacket - "Bermuda Highway" [i've been snagged. i love these guys.]
the Sea and Cake - "Sound & Vision" [cover of the david bowie classic from their most recent, one bedroom.]
Woody Guthrie - "Lindbergh" [a skewering of one of america's most interesting characters. this is from the very comprehensive the asch recordings: vol. 1-4. a must for any really serious guthrie fan.]
Del Amitri - "Not Where It's At"
Sleater-Kinney - "The Size of Our Love" [this song (along with "get up") is why the hot rock may always be my secret favorite sleater-kinney album.]
the Heartbreakers - "Pirate Love" [johnny thunders' last band before he went solo. l.a.m.f. was really one of the most raw and rollicking records of the new york punk scene.]
Matthew Sweet - "If Time Permits" [so follow up thrashy, dirty punk with orchestrated, lush pop. the beauty of it all.]
the New Pornographers - "Electric Version"
Tom Waits - "Down in the Hole" [from his eclectic and brilliant franks wild years.]
the Ramones - "Needles and Pins"
Willie Nelson - "Mom and Dad's Waltz" [from his to lefty, from willie album. all songs recorded by lefty frizzel. very, very beautiful song.]
the Undertones - "Teenage Kicks"
Emmy Lou Harris - "Angel Band" [this song means a lot to me. it has been sung/performed at nearly every funeral on my mother's side of the family since i can remember. it is a beautiful song. and it always brings back very warm but sad memories of those moments.]

I'll be back on the air next Wednesday 7th January from 6pm - 8pm and then on Friday 9th January from 10pm - 12am so be sure to tune in. Thanks for listening!


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