J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, October 28, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 27th october 2004

[oh, man, happy halloween to you all. yet another delicious halloween show with my very specially-concocted-just-for-the-show mash up that i'll get into in a minute. this was a great show and a great listen, with all sorts of fab music, even if i'm sad that i had to do one particular block of songs. despite all that, we go. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Drive-by Truckers - "The Day John Henry Died" [from their awesome the dirty south. they're coming to the orange peel in asheville on friday, november 12th and ziggy's in winston-salem on friday, november 19th. i'll be at both.]
Q and Not U - "Wet Work" [easily one of the best from their latest, the aptly-titled power.]
Elliot Smith - "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to be Free" [the final track on his just released, posthumous album from a basement on a hill.]
Pavement - "Cut Your Hair" [originally from their dynamite crooked rain, crooked rain which just got a super-swank double-disc reissue on tuesday. in addition to the original 12 track album, you have 37 b-side, rare and unreleased tracks. awesome.]
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[the halloween set began here. please note that all of these aren't traditional halloween songs, per se, but they do have spooky or halloween-esque imagery to them. so forgive me, purists.]
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Flaming Lips - "Halloween on the Barbary Coast" [from their 1991 album hit to death in the future head.]
Nina Simone - "I Put a Spell on You" [really not a halloween song, but, you know, spells!]
the Louvin Brothers - "Satan is Real" [the title track from their 1954 landmark album.]
Woody Allen - "Down South" [a stand-up bit from woody allen - standup comic : 1964 - 1968. it's a really hilarious bit about going to a halloween party in the deep south, putting a sheet over his head to be a ghost, being picked up by three other men in white sheets and, well, you can see where this is going.]
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the Gun Club - "Ghost on the Highway" [from fire of love.]
the Dream Syndicate - "Halloween" [from days of wine and roses.]
Type O Negative - "Everyone I Love is Dead" [an actually really touching and very sad song from the normally over-the-top-goths. from world coming down.]
Charles Camille Saint-Saens/Orson Welles/Charlie Brown - "War of the Great Dancing Macabre Pumpkins" [this is the mash-up to which i alluded. it involves a looped opening (and then the complete) composition "danse macabre" by romantic composer charles camille saint-saens. over top of this i played interspliced vocal cuts from the original 1938 orson welles' radio broadcast of war of the worlds and a children's record audio recording of it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown. it turned out really, really well. a lot of movements in the music ended up matching the emotions of the characters precisely. i have tapes if anyone is interested in hearing it.]
the B-52s - "Planet Claire" [from their self-titled album.]
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[this set was dedicated to nothing but the punk/post-punk bands that the late john peel helped draw attention to on his show on Radio 1. a very sad reason, but a wonderful set of songs.]
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the Undertones - "Teenage Kicks" [from their self-titled album. this was john peel's favorite song of all time. and there's a reason. awesome.]
Joy Division - "New Dawn Fades" [from the ungodly and eerily timeless unknown pleasures.]
the Jam - "'A' Bomb in Wardour Street" [from their album all mod cons. great, great stuff.]
Television Personalities - "Paradise is for the Blessed" [thanks to michael for mentioning this as a band peel helped bring to light. i've heard of them, but hadn't heard them. this is from their 1989 album privilege and is really good.]
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Dizzee Rascal - "Stand Up Tall" [from his exhilirating showtime.]
Tom Waits - "Day After Tomorrow" [from his latest real gone. get out and vote next tuesday, guys. your country needs you.]
Hayden - "Gouge Away" [his cover of the pixies' classic. from the mild and hazy 7" EP.]
Steely Dan - "My Old School" [from countdown to ecstacy. i heard them play this going to commercial break of game three of the world series and i just had to play it.]
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Neko Case - "Rated X" (live) [a cover of the loretta lynn classic from the tigers have spoken EP.]
T. Rex - "Mambo Sun" [from the so-cool-it-hurts electric warrior.]
Willie Nelson - "Blue Skies" [from his pop-covers album stardust. an older version of this hoagie charmichael classic is in some new commercial and it's been lodged in my head, endlessly.]
10,000 Maniacs - "Scorpio Rising" [from their excellent the wishing chair. this went out to someone in particular who is very much indeed a scorpio.]

Until next week! I will be posting details about the Triad Health Project fund raiser really, really soon. Take care!

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