J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

j's indie/rock mayhem - 9th february 2005

[a wonderful show and a wonderful night. my cd player has been stuck in the mid-90s of late and that was certainly reflected in part on the show. plus some great new music and, as always, the wonderful requests of listeners. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Kaada/Patton - "Seule" [kaada is a norwegian keyboard artist that has teamed up with mike patton (ex-faith no more, mr. bungle) to do a cd that was accurately described as being part 50s sci-fi movie score and 22nd century symphony. from their newest, romances.]
Fischerspooner - "Emerge" [the song you couldn't escape back in 2002. from their excellent debut, #1.]
Girls Against Boys - "Super-fire" [the song that got me into GvsB. the video (and this band) was/are so amazingly cool. from their excellent house of gvsb.]
Nanci Griffith - "Everything's Coming Up Roses" [the lead-off track from her 1997 album blue roses from the moons. toad the wet sprocket got me into nanci griffith. ask me that story sometime.]
the Finks - "Hero" [from their excellent new album, more songs about robots and black things. hot, NC rock.]
Dilated Peoples - "This Way" [from one of the most disappointing albums of 2005. this is far and away the best track. dilated's first two albums are amazing, but neighborhood watch just really failed to please.]
Graham Coxon - "Freakin' Out" [more pop-rock goodness from the ex-blur guitarist's new album, happiness in magazines.]
Wax - "California" [the third mid-90s cut of the night. this was the first spike jonze video i ever saw. man on fire running to catch the bus in slow motion. gotta love it. from thirteen unlucky numbers.]
Iron and Wine - "Woman King" [the title track from their new EP. to be honest, i hadn't paid a lot of attention to iron and wine since their excellent debut album, but this song is fantastic. looks like my ears are back on.]
Black Grape - "In the Name of the Father" [from it's great when you're straight. yeah. mid-90s madchester revival that, for one album at least, was like 1989 all over again.]
the Geraldine Fibbers - "I Killed the Cuckoo" [another fantastic mid-90s gem. from 1997's butch. punchy, loud, raucous, amazing.]
Elastica - "Car Song" [this song still gives me chills. when justine frischmann says "there may lurk a peter fonda...oooh!" the things it does to me. mmmm. from their masterpiece self-titled debut.]
the Avett Brothers - "Pretty Girl From Annapolis" (live) [another amazing live song off this new live avett's collection, live volume 2. they really are the real deal.]
Matt Pond PA - "Holiday Song" [a gorgeous fleetwood mac cover off of his new winter songs EP. matt pond is stellar pop.]
Hot Snakes - "This Mystic Decade" [from the peel sessions 7". as far as great rock and roll goes, hot snakes is one of the best in the world right now. they are undeniable.]
Big Star - "Nighttime" [a gorgeous song from third/sister lovers that tommy stinson covered at his show last saturday night. review to come soon.]
Kathleen Edwards - "In State" and "Summer Long" [thanks to a friend, i landed an advance copy of kathleen's forthcoming album back to me tonight. these were two of the standout tracks on my initial perusal. she is one of the most gorgeous songwriters in alt-country today. and by that i mean her songs are gorgeous. she's not bad herself.]
the Rosebuds - "Back to Boston" [by request. one of merge record's real standouts, the rosebuds are another amazing pop band. pop is living a glorious revival right now in the american underground.]
Marilyn Manson - "Lunchbox (High School Drop-outs)" [a bit of explaining: this is another of the mid-90s singles from the night. in 1994 this song was all up on 120 minutes and alt-radio. originally from the album portrait of an american family, this version is from the "lunchbox" single. it's titled "(high school drop-outs)" for whatever reason when what it really is, is a radio edit of the album track. which is terribly handy for me. the rest of their debut album is a bit dated and only a handful of tracks still really stand out. this is aboslutely one of them.]
the Maroons - "Lester Hayes" [more great hip-hop from the stellar ambush album.]
New Riders of the Purple Sage - "Glendale Train" [from their self-titled debut, the only of their albums to have mickey hart and jerry garcia aboard.]
Bash and Pop - "Friday Night (Is Killing Me)" [the title track from their one and only album. this was tommy stinson's first post-replacements album. he played this song last saturday night also.]
Neu! - "Lieber Honig" [from their self-titled debut. very little of neu's (pronounced "noi," rhyming with the noid, the domino's pizza mascot) music is very radio friendly but it is ethereal to listen to. for 1972 it is forward thinking in ways that still make it relevant. krautrock had a new champion.]
Toad the Wet Sprocket - "Come Back Down" (live) [from the new live at the arlington theatre, santa barbara 1992. one of my favorite songs originally from their second album, pale.]
Ani DiFranco - "Sunday Morning" [ani has slowly been turning me around over the last 5-6 years. it was her double disc reckoning/revelling that finally did me in. her latest, knuckle up, sounds dynamic as well and this song is gorgeous.]
Sonic Youth - "Little Trouble Girl" [i'm still floored that this was ever a single, but sure enough it was. this 1995 album was the first sonic youth i ever heard and purchased. it remains one of my very favorite of their albums. from the lovely washing machine.]
Matt Pond PA - "Fairlee" [i try to stay away from repeating artists, but i had a request from a guy who had not heard me play them earlier, so i thought i'd indulge for my last song. let me save some choice bits for next week. the lead-off track from their excellent the nature of maps.]

That's it for this week. My review of the Tommy Stinson show should be up by Friday, so check back for some photos and my take on the festivities. Have a great Valentine's weekend and take care.



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