J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Saturday, January 08, 2005

j's indie/rock mayhem - 5th january 2005

[so after an unplanned, but needed week long break (and a big, big, BIG thank you to mad dog for filling in for me last week - hope you all enjoyed), i came back for the new year. never let me ever again doubt the healing power of music. after having a rather lackluster day, i wasn't necessarily up for the show, but you guys, the listeners, came through in grand style with a ton of calls, great requests and the good taste that always makes me feel so great about being a dj. so onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
the Happy Mondays - "Kinky Afro" [from the audaciously brilliant pills 'n' thrills and bellyaches. i decided to make the majority of this show old music from years back since it's a new year and the new music snowball hasn't started rolling yet.]
the Streets - "Let's Push Things Forward" [from the debut that started it all, original pirate material.]
Jim White - "Ghost Town of My Brain" [my absolute favorite song from jim's second album, no such place.]
Hot Snakes - "Braintrust" (live) [from the recently released peel sessions 7". a limited edition that was the last peel session john peel recorded before his untimely death last fall.]
McLusky - "She Will Only Bring You Happiness" [the most raved about song from their latest (and #20 on the j's indie/rock top 25 of 2004) the difference between you and me is that i'm not on fire.]
the New York Dolls - "Chatterbox" [2004 saw the extremely untimely death of new york dolls' bassist arthur kane just as they were starting a reunion tour. from their second album, too much too soon.]
the Jayhawks - "Save It for a Rainy Day" [my friend andrew was listening to this, from their rainy day music album, and it reminded me of how it hadn't been out of my cd books in awhile.]
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - "Four O'Clocker" [by request. from their lovelyville album. great, wacked out, crazy rock and roll. i enjoyed it.]
Peter Murphy - "Deep Ocean Vast Sea" [by request. from his 1989 album deep. i've never heard a lot of murphy's post-bauhaus work, but this isn't bad.]
Blur - "Beetlebum" [from their self-titled album. it's taken me years to get over my then teenage disappointment over blur's major shift for this album (and subsequently having to listen to ingrates walking around my school yelling "woo-hoo!") but it really is one of the highlights of their career.]
the Replacements - "Left of the Dial" [by request. anyone who ever calls in asking for the 'mats will never be turned down. from their 1985 album tim.]
the Suburbs - "Rattle My Bones" [another minneapolis 80s band that was part of a very unique and satisfying scene. from their best-of collection the suburbs have left the building.]
Josh Rouse - "Love Vibration" [from his latest, 2003's 1972. he's due for a new one. i'm crossing my fingers for '05.]
X - "The Phone's Off the Hook, but You're Not" [from x's fantastic debut, los angeles.]
That dog. - "Never Say Never" [from one of the 90s indie rock's true darling band's last album, 1997's retreat from the sun.]
the Bens - "Just Pretend" [by request. caller wanted some ben folds solo stuff, but this lovely EP with the other bens (kweller and lee) is our only current holding. still quite good.]
Midnight Oil - "Blue Sky Mine" [and speaking of australia (ben lee is an aussie), one of my favorite aussie bands (after the church, anyway). from their blue sky mining album.]
Willie Nelson - "Blue Skies" [nelson's beautiful rendition of this irving berlin classic, from his album stardust.]
Del Amitri - "Tell Her This" [one of my favorite, loveliest love songs of all time. from twisted.]
Randy Newman - "Marie" [one of my other favorite love songs. from good ol' boys.]
the Rolling Stones - "Ruby Tuesday" [from flowers.]
Simon and Garfunkel - "Bye, Bye Love" (live) [from bridge over troubled water.]
Thin Lizzy - "Cowboy Song" [by request. i had to run down to my car and retrieve my cassette copy of jailbreak, but it was totally worth it. what a great song.]
Brian Wilson - "Heroes and Villains" [by request. from the big shock of 2004, a finally released version (although re-recorded) of the beach boys' legendary lost album smile.]
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" [by request. from a 5 song collection the legendary A&M sessions.]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "Fall Down" [a co-worker of mine was listening to ps: a toad retrospective the other day and it reminded me it'd been awhile since i'd pulled out one of my favorite bands of the 90s. from dulcinea.]
the Damnwells - "Texas" [a beautiful closing song from their j's indie/rock top 25 albums of 2004 album bastards of the beat.]
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise - "Once Upon a Time" [the rest of robert bradley's work has been more hit or miss for me, but this song is amazing.]
Tom Waits - "Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of your Love)" [from tom's fantastic debut album closing time]

I'll be back next week. Hopefully we'll have as many calls and as many great requests. Thanks to all you listeners for helping make QFS such a joy to work for and as great as we are.


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