J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, July 07, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 7th july 2004

[and a happy america's birthday to you all. well, a few days removed. i had a ball with tonight's show: some wonderful callers, great musical interplay and the lovely company of my new co-host, uncle gabby. (he doesn't talk much, being a sock monkey.) so on with the listings.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Jim White - "Alabama Chrome" [from his new and amazing album, drill a hole in that substrate and tell me what you see. he's going to be playing at local 506 in chapel hill on tuesday, august 17th. i'll be there. maybe we can get the man in for an interview of some sort.]
Big Star - "Stroke It, Noel" [one of my favorites from third/sister lovers.]
Cat Power - "Free" [by request. she was playing tonight at PS 211 over in winston-salem.]
Josh Rouse - "Late Night Conversation (live)" [from the smooth sounds of josh rouse live DVD that was just released. we're lucky enough to have an audio cd of live songs from the DVD.]
Mclusky - "1956 and all that" [torrential noisy post-punk. i love it.]
RJD2 - "Ring Finger"
the Dead Boys - "Sonic Reducer" [a classic from their young loud and snotty album.]
the Beastie Boys - "An Open Letter to NYC" [the perfect follow up. this song uses a sample of the opening guitar riff from "sonic reducer" as the base of the song. it's quite nice. from their new to the 5 boroughs.]
Jay Farrar - "Clear Day Thunder (live)" [from the stone, steel and bright lights live album.]
the Clash - "Police on My Back" [from sandinista! i love this song.]
Modest Mouse - "Float On"
Wilco - "Less Than You Think" [this is easily one of the most beautiful songs from the new wilco album, a ghost is born. however, the song ends with twelve minutes of shrill noise and feedback. now, of course, i could just fade it out. but that's really not my style. so, i let the full fifteen minutes of the song play and interspersed the noise with sections of standup from a woody allen record from 1965. i enjoyed the juxtaposition of the two.]
the Shins - "Gone for Good" [by request. from their most recent, chutes too narrow.]
the Avett Brothers - "Swept Away" [a beautiful song from the avett's new album mignonette. north carolina music standin' proud.]
the Carter Family - "Single Girl, Married Girl" [this is from the anthology of american folk music collection from smithsonian/folkways records. probably one of the most important collections of american folk music ever compiled, its influence on the folk revival in the 60s is absolutely incalculable. this song was covered with brilliance by sixteen horsepower on their most recent album. a classic.]
the Jim Carroll Band - "People Who Died" [a cult classic of the best variety. from carroll's 1980 album catholic boy.]
the Gift of Gab - "The Writz"
A.C. Newman - "Most of Us Prizefighters" [from newman's debut solo outing, the slow wonder. pop brilliance.]
Gang of Four - "Cheeseburger (live)" [by request. couldn't locate the specific song the caller wanted, so i went with this live gem off a promotional EP we had.]
the Replacements - "Left of the Dial" [one of my top twenty songs of all time.]
Marah - "Freedom Park" [not a bad tune from their latest 20,000 streets under the sky.]
Patti Smith - "Stride of the Mind" [one of the most rocking numbers from her latest, trampin'. it's one of her best, most consistant albums in years.]
the Undertones - "Teenage Kicks"
Jesse Malin - "Goin' Out West" [a really, really beautiful song from jesse's new album, the heat. he's playing at go studios in carborro on wednesday, july 28th. i'll be there.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "Tell the Boys"
the Pixies - "Dig for Fire" [by request. i was given free range over my choice of pixies song for this request. i think i chose wisely.]
the Streets - "Fit But You Know It" [this song was a decided highlight of their show at the 9:30 club in washington, d.c. last week. i had a wonderful time at this show.]
Hayden - "Through the Rads" [a short but really lovely song from his new record elk-lake serenade.]
the Dream Syndicate - "Days of Wine and Roses" [a blistering, seven and a half minute anthem. one of the true pinnacles of 80s guitar rock.]
Spoon - "Jonothan Fisk"

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