J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, June 10, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 9th june 2004

[tonight's show was a sad one to do. the previous post sheds some light on why that is. it was just as sad to do the same for joey ramone and joe strummer along with countless other musicians we have lost in my tenure as a d.j. robert quine will be sorely missed. this small tribute doesn't even come close to being the honorarium that he so richly deserves. onward.]

Them Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
McLusky - "1952 and All That" [from the new album the difference between you and me is that i'm not on fire. mclusky are truly one of the shining lights of post-punk and their albums are reckless, envigorating endeavors. this song is no exception.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "Wrong Lens, Wrong Film" [greensboro, rock!]
Grandpaboy - "Eyes Like Sparks" [from the double album stereo/mono. mono is the grandpaboy half.]
Pavement - "Stereo" [i didn't realize this until later, but this was a fitting song to follow that up. from brighten the corners.]
Sonic Youth - "Pattern Recognition" [from the absolutely brilliant new album, sonic nurse. this album is every bit as good as murray street. that's my claim and i'm sticking to it.]
Jay Farrar - "All of Your Might (live)" [from the stone, steel and bright lights live album.]
Iggy Pop - "The Passenger" [by request. the caller was looking for a song from the stooges' metallic k.o. album, but sadly the only stooges we have on hand in the station is their self-titled.]
the Magnetic Fields - "I Thought You Were My Boyfriend" [jeff at claremont told me this was the 'dance jam of the summer.' i don't know if i quite agree with him, but it's a damn catchy song. from their new album i.]
the Helio Sequence - "Repeater" [andrew at gate city put this album on for me when i was there last weekend and i was immediately drawn in. quite, quite good.]
the Emergency - "Church of the Chix Denomination" [from the impossible to over-hype how do you move?]
Mission of Burma - "Falling" [from their first in 22 years, ONoffON.]
the Gun Club - "Ghost on the Highway"
Killing Joke - "Wardance" [from their self-titled debut album.]
Division of Laura Lee - "Dirty Love" [one of my very favorites from their latest, das not compute.]
[this block was the memorial for robert quine. since his greatest role was working in tandem/coordination with other artists/groups, his legacy is largely left in the recordings of others. so i picked three really significant contributions to music that he made in working with other people; specifically, his lead guitar work as a member of richard hell and the voidoids, his lead guitar work on lou reed's 80s solo albums and his lead guitar work on any of a handful of 90s albums by matthew sweet.]
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - "Love Comes in Spurts" [this is the lead track from the inarguably classic blank generation. quine's lead is all over the place and the paranoid, almost maniacal intro/outro is beyond the pale. rock like this is endlessly exciting.]
Lou Reed - "Waves of Fear" [from reed's 1982 album the blue mask. this is one of reed's fantastic 80s records, the first really great ones he'd made since 72's transformer. this album wouldn't be the same without the inspiring guitar work of quine which very obviously helped push reed's guitar work to a new level as well.]
Matthew Sweet - "Girlfriend" [matthew sweet's biggest single, the title track from this album, is also graced by the lead work of robert quine. his work gave a dark and desperate edge to sweet's flawless pop songs, giving them a much deeper and satisfying tone.]
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - "Blank Generation" [i ended by returning to the beginning and the title track from this album. it is one of punk rock's anthems. and rightfully so. robert quine, you will be greatly missed.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "Tell the Boys" [one of my very favorites from the new, amazing album oh, my girl.]
Dawn Chorus - "The Ocean is Wide" [more fantastic greensboro rock and roll.]
Bob Dylan - "4th Time Around" [who knew dylan could write a waltz so well?]
Hayden - "Hollywood Ending" [from elk-lake serenade.]
Calexico - "Si Tu Disais" [from the convict pool EP.]
the Roots - "Don't Say Nuthin" [from the forth-coming the tipping point.]
Aztec Camera - "Good Morning, Britain" [featuring joe strummer and really one of the best tracks from their wonderul stray.]
the Streets - "Dry Your Eyes" [this album is easily going to be vying for the best of 2004 on the show in december.]
Bruce Springsteen - "Born in the U.S.A." [for the late president reagan. and his aborted 1984 attempt to use this as his campaign theme. hopefully he has peace where he is.]
Summer at Shatter Creek - "Worlds Away" [a branch out from the rustic americana of their last album, this is almost entirely piano songs. beautiful and melancholic.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Radio"

I will be filling in for both Maddog and Eugene this Friday night so tune in for four solid hours of indie/rock mayhem, 6pm - 10pm, Friday 11th June. And I'll be back next Wednesday as well. Take care!


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