J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Friday, July 01, 2005

j's indie/rock mayhem - 29th june 2005

[a hearty and hale hullo from this side of the world once again. japan is a wonderful country that i've grown ever fond of, but nothing replaces returning home and nothing makes for a better return than a hot bed of hot music. thanks to ben, tom and mad dog for filling in during my absence. thanks also to the listeners who called to wish me a cheerful 'welcome back.' it made me choked up. so this was an (un-intentional) extended show, thanks to no one showing up for the 8-10pm slot. i will list the songs i played those hours, but will withold comment so it won't take me forever to type this. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Asian Kung-Fu Generation - ? [the title of this song is in japanese and a) i don't know the translation nor do i b) know how to type japanese characters on a keyboard, so there. that said, this is a catchy as hell song from this pretty-large japanese band from the nano-mungen compilation which was put together for a festival in tokyo earlier this summer. anthemic chorus, catchy, melodic. who cares if i don't understand a word he says? the kingsmen got by okay.]
Supergrass - "Caught by the Fuzz" [classic supergrass from their smashing 1995 debut, i should coco. this is the song that made spielberg want to use them as a modern monkees? maybe i should write a hit about being busted for having blow on me and see what happens..]
the Drive-by Truckers - "Where the Devil Don't Stay" [from their latest, the thrilling the dirty south.]
Bob Dylan - "4th Time Around" [dylan uses 'gum' twice in this song. is that too much? brilliant song though. from blonde on blonde.]
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Sleater-Kinney - "Entertain" ["you did nothing new with 1972..where's the 'fuck you?' where's the black and blue? where's the black and blue?" damn they're sharp. from the awe-inspiring the woods.]
Speedometer - "Have You Got The Message" [england does funk. like, james brown type funk. and it's hot to death. nothing new. just really, really good. from their excellent new album this is speedometer vol. II.]
Dinosaur Jr. - "Puke + Cry" [by request. from green mind. their sold out show at the cat's cradle is coming up soon. who's going?]
Common - "The Corner" [ahh! finally an edited copy of a hip-hop record shows up for us. praise god 'cos the new common record is the real deal. especially this song. from his scorching new record be.]
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the Tears - "Autograph" [i told my embarassing story on air about how i first heard this band and said 'wow, they sound so much like suede. that's great,' only to find out the band features brett anderson and bernard butler, suede's best songwriting pair. alas. needless to say, brit-glam is alive and well. from the new here come the tears.]
Teenage Fanclub - "Ain't That Enough" [as long as we're in britain, don't forget the scots. teenage fanclub has a new album out which you'll hear next week and they're coming to the cat's cradle in chapel hill on sunday, june 16th. meanwhile we sampled this tasty track from 1997's songs from northern britain. power-pop rarely gets better.]
Jim White - "Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi" [from no such place. the weatherspoon art gallery at UNCG is showing (for free!!) the jim-white-featuring documentary searching for the wrong-eyed jesus on thursday, july 21st at 7pm. it also features work by harry crews, the handsome family, sixteen horsepower and others. if that's your cup of tea (and it sure as hell is mine) then i'll see you there.]
Jay Farrar - "Heart on the Ground" [from the excellent terroir blues. son volt version 2.0 makes its album debut with okemah and the melody of riot in stores on july 12th. i'll once again be missing in action that week, but rest assured you'll hear it tons upon my return.]
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Ryan Adams - "If I Am a Stranger" [one of many really solid and beautiful songs from the new cold roses double album. the reviews have been back and forth on this. i'm coming down solidly on the positive end of things. this album will probably end up in my year end top 25, but it's a long way to december yet.]
Spoon - "Jonathan Fisk" [from the lovely kill the moonlight.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "I Bed Down" [another top 25 record. possibly my favorite song from their self-titled album. and from a greensboro band, no less.]
New Order - "Krafty" [i had a discussion with my silent in-studio guest about how if new order didn't write such great music, their incredibly banal lyrics would make them utterly forgettable. and it seems there's a lot of great rock out there that that's the case. my guest suggested cat stevens fits the bill as well. of course, i love both new order and cat stevens, so who am i to posit anything? from their newest, waiting for the siren's call.]
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the Mountaingoats - "This Year" [maybe i need to start putting together a totally unofficial list of my favorite single songs of the year as well, cos while the sunset tree will not make my top 25 list, this song would.]
Iron and Wine - "Woman King" [well, another top 25'er. the title track from this breathtaking EP.]
Guadalcanal Diary - "Always Saturday" [from the flip-flop album. i have to give thanks to tom from tom's diner for turning me on to this song. great pop.]
Platinum Pied Pipers - "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" [featuring members of slum village and a host of others, this cd is getting a lot of critical attention. it's something to say the least and this cover of paul simon, intriguing. not bad. from triple P.]
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the Go-Betweens - "Finding You" [their first album in a decade, classic pop-smiths put out their new oceans apart album on yep roc records. very lovely stuff.]
Del Amitri - "Hatful of Rain" [dug out our vinyl copy of their breakthrough waking hours. one of the songs i'll eventually feature in my "______ of rain" set where i feature songs with that phrase in them.]
the Tragically Hip - "Fireworks" [from my favorite hip album, 1997's phantom power. with that ever so classic line: 'you said you didn't give a fuck about hockey. well i never saw someone say that before.']
Hello From Waveland - "Speaking 4 Clapping" [i'm not sure what these guys are up to now, but if there was a picture perfect pop song for 2002, this is it. i love this strangeways album something fierce.]
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Jolie Holland - "Sascha" [from the breathtaking escondida album.]

[from here on out we're treading into 8pm - 10pm waters where i was sacrificing barbecue for airtime. not my choice necessarily, but the radio she is a demanding mistress. so here's the complete list from that show.]

Tom Waits - "Alice"
Afghan Whigs - "Step Into the Light"
Brian Eno - "St. Elmo's Fire"
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Sleater-Kinney - "Jumpers"
Dave Brubeck - "Blue Rondo a la Turk"
Del McCrory - "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (Richard Tompson cover)
Smog - "Drinking at the Dam"
the Nein - "Wrath of Circuits"
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Lucinda Williams - "Pineola"
Gillian Welch - "My First Lover"
Uncle Tupelo - "Moonshiner"
Hank Williams Sr. - "Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine"
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Warren Zevon - "Lawyers, Guns and Money"
K-OS - "B-boy Stance!"
Jurassic 5 - "Day at the Races"
the Roots - "!!!!!/Sacrifice"
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Elevator Action - "Modern Sickness" (NC artist)
Citified - "Stopping the Clock" (NC artist)
Dawn Chorus - "the Disappearing" (NC artist)
Superchunk - "Beat My Guest" (Adam Ant cover/NC artist)
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the Stone Roses - "Sally Cinnamon"
Nicolai Dunger - "Hey, Mama"
Ani Difranco - "Sunday Morning"
Jane's Addiction - "Three Days"

That's it for this week's extra-long edition. Sorry for the delay, but with returning from Japan, moving and other problems, it's been a crazy week. I'll see you next week at the normal time. Have a great July 4th weekend and take care.

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