J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

Playlists, podcasts and music from WQFS Greensboro's J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

j's indie/rock mayhem - 16th february 2005

[a rockin', raucous show and i had a blast doing this, as i always do. the show just got off to a great, early charge and didn't let up until a bit into the second hour, easing down for the last bit. all kinds of good stuff tonight, so let's get going. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Beck - "E-Pro" [so this is it. the new single from beck and wow, what a single. he really hasn't rocked like this since the mellow gold/odelay days. i'm now officially quite excited for his forthcoming album guero.]
the Maroons - "If" [if you're a regular listener, you know this song by now. hot, hot hip-hop from lateef and the chief's new album ambush.]
the Sex Pistols - "Holidays in the Sun" [as much belittling as can be said about the sex pistols, this is an awesome song. from nevermind the bollocks.]
Fugazi - "Five Corporations" [a song that used to get quite the round on j and j's indie/punk mayhem lo those 5 1/2 years ago. from their end hits album.]
the Chris Stamey Experience - "Venus" [this little party is basically chris stamey (ex-dB's) backed by yo la tengo, which is quite a tasty proposition to say the least. they do a wonderfully laid back and nice cover of television's classic song. from the new a question of temperature.]
the Dead Kennedys - "Buzzbomb" [by request. from plastic surgery disasters.]
the Nein - "Handout" [by request. from the quite lovely self-titled EP. their first full-length is due out later this spring.]
the Finks - "Heat Rises" [by request. more NC rock. their awesome new album was misplaced in the station, so scrambling to play some, i had to go back to their first album. their new LP is quite stellar.]
Jonny Polonsky - "Let Me Out" [more revved up power-pop from the ridiculously catchy and loud the power of sound.]
the Stooges - "Down on the Street" [by request. fun house is my personal favorite stooges record. forget raw power. this is the original stooges lineup at their best. plus, for my money, they were never produced better than on this album. it is a maelstrom of sound.]
the Gun Club - "She's Like Heroin to Me" [my favorite track from the blistering debut, fire of love. fiery, primal, desperate and alive all in on setting.]
the Replacements - "Color Me Impressed" [from 1983's hootenanny. with my personal favorite paul westerberg line: "giving out their word/'cause that's all that they won't keep."]
Graham Coxon - "All Over Me" [from his latest, happiness in magazines which apparently got rave reviews on NPR today. boffo, graham.]
the Supersuckers - "Must've Been High" (live) [a fantastic, much slower and gorgeous version of this supersuckers' classic from the very nice must've been live live album.]
Q and Not U - "Wet Work" [my favorite track from 2004's blistering power.]
the Pogues - "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" [the title track from my personal favorite pogues album. rock was rarely more visceral, more alive than when these guys were at their peak.]
Kathleen Edwards - "Independent Thief" [blistering, rattling, humming country-rock from one of my favorite song writers around. from her forthcoming (march 1st) album back to me.]
Hayden - "Dynamite Walls" [hayden, well known for his short song vignettes, really blew me away with this 6+ minute song from his skyscraper national park album. a very simple guitar line and lyrical observation gives way to squalling noise and a great catharsis that is a shining moment in his catalogue of music.]
Love - "Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale" [folk and psychadelia intertwine on love's masterpiece of late 60's rock, forever changes. not for everyone, but quite a head trip of a listen.]
the Arcade Fire - "Haiti" [this was the first song i ever heard by these over-lauded minstrels, but it remains one of my favorites. from 2004's funeral.]
the Avett Brothers - "Walking For You" (live) [this live avett brother's collection is a hoot. folk, punk, country, bluegrass and old-time meet in a triumphant harmony of american music. their live energy is mesmerizing and unreal. from their forthcoming live volume 2 album.]
the Cure - "Boys Don't Cry" [the title track from one of their best early records.]
Kula Shaker - "Hey Dude" [the lead track from kula shaker's rather good debut album K. kula shaker was one of the also-rans of the 90s britpop movement. largely psychadelic/blues influences over top of potentially faux-eastern religious ideas. this song is damn catchy though. and their lead singer was halley mill's son. woo.]
Spacehog - "Ship Wrecked" [from their debut album resident alien. at times, spacehog are trying too hard to resurrect everything glam, but this song is heartfelt and quite fragile. i like it.]
Ben Lee - "Whatever It Is" [i had no clue ben lee had a new album out, 'cos honestly i thought he'd just released one last year. but this one is out on new west records and could be that great leap forward he's really needed. this lead track is soft, plaintive and uplifting. the rest of the album..we'll see. from awake is the new sleep.]
Cat Stevens - "Lady D'Arbanville" [from the album that saw the true birth of cat stevens as we all know and love him, 1970's mona bone jakon. why is this song so funny as i said on the air? the song is an ode to a lover who thwarted him, namely, patti d'arbanville. i know her best for playing the mother of rayanne graff on my so called life and therfore, it's amusing. or at least, i think so.]
Jolie Holland - "Sascha" [from her mesmerizing escondida album that i love so, so much. jazz, blues, country and character sketches abound. delicious.]
Glen Phillips - "My Own Town" [from his debut solo album abulum. glen's new solo album, winter pays for summer, comes out march 29th. i'm very excited. this is a lovely song written in part because of the episode of the twilight zone where that nerdy guy survives a nuclear war because he was down in the bank vault reading during his lunch break. it's a great episode.]
Bruce Springsteen - "Used Cars" ["well, mister, the day the lottery i win, i ain't never gonna ride in no used car again." how i love this song. from nebraska.]

I'll see you next week. Until then, take care.



  • At 12:35 AM, February 21, 2005, Blogger b said…

    I agree with the comment on Becks E-Pro. Spacehog, "the chinese album" is on my most underated list. Its good to see someone who likes spacehog.

  • At 12:23 PM, February 21, 2005, Blogger Josh said…

    Oh, agreed. There was a time when I played "Almond Kisses" quite regularly on the show. I had just happened to pull out my copy of Resident Alien in the car last week and decided to indulge.


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