J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 8th February 2006

[i had a blast with tonight's show. some amazing songs, some amazing requests, and tons of great enjoyment along the way. the grammy showcase i'd planned to do totally slipped my mind, but i ended up with a much better show than i would have managed that way. so here we go. onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Belle and Sebastian - "Another Sunny Day" [off the newly released the life pursuit album, released yesterday, 7th february. i think this is absolutely one of their finest records and the sunny, joyous, pop exuberance of this song is undeniable. click here to download.]
Dizzee Rascal - "Stand Up Tall" [from the fantastic showtime, a record that i am growing to like more and more. dizzee rascal is definitely not for those who won't give records repeated spins if they don't love it the first time. as you grow to understand what he's saying, the rhymes and beats become infectious beyond belief. click here to download.]
Ryan Adams - "Firecracker" [from his 2001 album gold. one of the songs on that record that i return to over and over, despite the record, on the whole, being a disappointment for me. this song is fantastic.]
Verbena - "Six White Horses" [from verbena is the alabama boys choir, a limited EP that was released mostly just to college radio. a great collection of stuff that preceeded their la musica negra album. while some songs on the EP ended up on the LP, this song is only on this release. click here to download.]
The Minus 5 - "Hotel Senator" [a re-worked version of the song that appeared on their at the organ EP last year, this is on the new self-titled album. a very different version than the original. so why not check them both out? here's the at the organ version (check back soon for link) and here's the self-titled album version.]
De La Soul - "Say No Go" [by request. from their debut 3 feet high and rising, a rare but greatly appreciated request from a regular listener.]
Tommy Keene - "Long Time Missing" [from his isolation party album. i found tommy since he was a touring guitarist for paul westerberg on his eventually tour. he's a power-pop crafter like no other. click here to download.]
Andrew W.K. - "Get Ready to Die" [i haven't played any andrew w.k. in quite some time. this album, i get wet, got massive airplay on QFS back upon its release in 2002. unfortunately it quickly became the obnoxious sort of jock jam people love and i have stayed away from playing it, but there's nothing quite like this album at times. he has a new one due out soon.]
Tortoise and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Cavalry Cross" [a cover of a richard thompson composition from their newest album the brave and the bold. i keep wanting to call this album 'the bold and the beautiful,' but that would be incorrect.]
Slim Dunlap - "Girlfriend" [ex-replacements guitarist put out two solo albums, both of which are solid pieces of americana/bar-room rock and roll influenced music. really witty and good songwriting. this is from his self-titled album. click here to download.]
the Mekons - "Memphis, Egypt" [from rock and roll. if you've never heard the mekons, this album is a great place to start.]
Son Volt - "Sometimes" [their alejandro escovedo cover from the por vida escovedo tribute album. this was the song that built up (ultimately false) hope of a son volt reunion, since the original line up got together to record it. ultimately we ended up with son volt v. 2.0, but that's okay.]
Josh Rouse - "Quiet Town" [exciting! the first track to leak off of his forthcoming album subtitulo. you can hear a bit of the influence of his new home of spain on this track, so check it out. click here to download.]
Dizzee Rascal - "Learn" [by request. caller (hi, matt!) wanted to hear some more dizzee. so i obliged, even though i don't normally repeat artists during a show. and as you will see, it totally ruined me for the evening. this is another track from the excellent showtime. click here to download.]
R.E.M. - "Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)" [from the chronic town EP, their first official release for IRS records. never available on cd except as part of the dead letter office rarities cd.]
the Rosebuds - "Boxcar" [a bit of a connector to that last song. from their latest, birds make good neighbors. one of north carolina's finest exports.]
Sixteen Horsepower - "Brimstone Rock" (live) [alternative tentacles records has re-released the stellar live album hoarse from 1998. sixteen horsepower live is a sight to behold. and the last three tracks of this album were too good of a run to pass up playing them back to back to back. this song originally appeared on their fantastic album low estate.]
Sixteen Horsepower - "Fire Spirit" (live) [yes, as in a cover of the gun club's classic from their debut album. david eugene edwards channels jeffery lee pierce like no one's business.]
Sixteen Horsepower - "Day of the Lords" (live) [yes, as in a cover of joy division's classic from unknown pleasures. simply thrilling.]
Joy Division - "She's Lost Control" (live) [from the preston 28 february 1980 live album that was released a few years back. a terrific, complete live joy division show. i figured after the cover of the other live album, the real deal was in order.]
Paul Westerberg - "Dyslexic Heart" [by request. the caller wanted to hear something off of the singles soundtrack, so i obliged with the first song paul westerberg released post-replacements.]
Willard Grant Conspiracy - "Ballad of a Thin Man" [thanks to satisfied '75 for these bob dylan covers from the uncut magazine sampler tribute to highway 61 revisited. it was 4 years ago today that i saw dylan for the first (and so far the only) time.]
Angels of Light - "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" [i played this track a few weeks back. a great cover of dylan from the new angels of light and akron/family album.]
Paul Westerberg - "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" [from that aforementioned uncut magazine sampler. click on that link and you can download this and the willard grant song.]
the Avett Brothers - "Colorshow" [north carolina. from the newly released four thieves gone album. this song is gorgeous and vibrant, just like nearly everything these guys create.]

A great end to the show. I hope you all have a great week. Please say hi in the comments if you drop by. I love hearing from people who read this blog and listen to the show. Take care.



  • At 11:26 AM, February 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    J er...uh...[cough](mr. neas)...hopefully you'll see this comment...i discovered some genius new music i thought you might wanna check out...John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' solo music is nothing short of amazing...one song in particular that i thought you might enjoy in keeping with the indie theme of your radio show is called The Sides....this is one of the songs from one of his solo cd's...the name of the album that this song comes from is called ATAXIA- Automatic Writing...you should definately look it up...i think it'd be a great addition to this weeks line up for you show...

    -Chris McKinnie


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