J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

j's indie/rock mayhem - 6th october 2004

[a night full of jumbles on the board. i'm going to personally track down and maim whoever it is that keeps adjusting (and not returning to original position) the pitch levels on the turntables. hayden never sounded so high voiced. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Tom Waits - "Hoist That Rag" [one of the most immediately infectious numbers from the ungodly real gone which came out this week.]
Paul Westerberg - "As Far As I Know" [easily the best song from folker.]
Elvis Costello - "Pump It Up" [from this year's model. a request from my friend sarah who was heading out to the john edwards rally at A&T. she wanted some music to pump her up, so i thought this a natural choice.]
the Deathray Davies - "Jack Never Crashes" [also by request. from this very, very good band's 2000 album the return of the drunk ventriloquist.]
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Hot Snakes - "Reflex" [blistering. that's really the only word for these guys' excellent audit in progress.]
the Afghan Whigs - "Uptown Again" [from their 1998 swansong, 1965.]
RJD2 - "Good Times Roll Pt. 2" [from his debut, deadringer. easily one of the best instrumental dj artists around these days.]
Josh Ritter - "Kathleen" [from the gorgeous hello starling.]
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the Arcade Fire - "Haiti" [from the repeatedly lauded funeral.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "Tell the Boys" [from yet another member of the soon-to-start-being-assembled J's Indie/Rock Top 25 Albums of 2004 list. from oh my girl.]
Mission of Burma - "Academy Fight Song" [by request.]
Hayden - "Middle of July" [from his moving careful EP. i love this song's line about wanting his significant other to come home so 'your skin can replace the phone.' sadly, it was played a bit faster than normal. damn pitch shifter.]
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Drive-by Truckers - "Where the Devil Don't Stay" [from the dirty south. this record is one in contention for the number one spot in my list.]
the Dream Syndicate - "That's What You Always Say" [from the mindnumbing days of wine and roses. this record is a sonic wash. easily one of the best albums of the 80s.]
Wilco - "At Least That's What You Said" [from a ghost is born. i thought the juxtaposition of the song titles was amusing. i'm easily entertained.]
the Streets - "Dry Your Eyes" [a grand don't come for free is the other big album lobbying for that number one spot. if you haven't heard this record, do yourself a favor and GO LISTEN!]
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Q and Not U - "7 Daughters" [the big surprise of the evening was finding a copy of their forthcoming album power in rotation. biggest disappointment was finding both "x-polynation" and "book of flags" (from last fall's 7" single) on this record. is nothing sacred? but it's good. lord, is it good.]
Los Lobos - "Don't Worry Baby" [from how will the wolf survive? today was the 50th birthday of thier lead singer.]
Yo La Tengo - "Cherry Chapstick" (live - acoustic) [by request. a slowed down, acoustic version of one of my favorite yo la tengo songs from the the is the day EP.]
Jolie Holland - "Old Fashioned Morphine" [from the mesmerizing encantada. a real sleeper record for 2004. like nora jones' vocals meet a stripped back sixteen horsepower cum jazz. fascinating.]
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Helmet - "Unwound" [from their first record in 7 years, size matters. i'm really glad i'm not angry enough to love these guys anymore. not a bad song though.]
Superchunk - "On the Mouth" [from incidental music: 1991 - 1995.]
the Louvin Brothers - "There's a Higher Power" [from the brilliant satan is real. just a solid, lovely piece of old-school gospel country. man, those harmonies.]
the Didjits - "Max Wedge" [these are who hot snakes reminds me of quite a bit. unreal, blitzkreig punk. god bless 'em. from hey judester.]
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Mutual Admiration Society - "Trouble" [from their self-titled. a beautiful cover of a jon brion song.]
Uncle Tupelo - "Atomic Power" [from the march 16 - 20, 1992 album. a lovely cover of this louvin brothers' classic.]
Josh Rouse - "Women and Men" [from his loverly under cold blue stars.]
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the Church - "Tristesse" [from heyday.]

Until next week.

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