J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 22nd march 2006

There are currently no mp3 downloads for this post, but some will be added by Friday evening. Check back for the music.

[a fantastic show. i couldn't get off the phone all night with plenty of great calls. i always love hearing from you guys and getting your requests on the air. next week, being the last wendesday of the month, will be the j's indie/rock labels that matter feature, and continuing with the march madness theme, we'll be visiting the chapel hill/carborro, north carolina record labels merge and mammoth. two record labels when we'd normally have one! how exciting. so tune in next week for that. in the meanwhile, onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Built to Spill - "Conventional Wisdom" [from the forthcoming album you in reverse due out april 11th. this song has me much, much, much more excited about this album than a previous song i'd heard. i will do my best to get an mp3 of this song up soon as you need to hear it. thank goodness they're back.]
Fugazi - "Waiting Room" [by request. my first of the night, a post-punk classic. from 13 songs.]
Mclusky - "To Hell With Good Intentions" [from the new mcluskyism retrospective cd. originally from their second album mclusky do dallas, this song was played quite often upon that album's release. i miss those guys.]
Talib Kweli - "Broken Glass" [from his most recent, the beautiful struggle. you ever want to see a great live hip-hop show, you go see my man. at guilford last year he was tremendous.]
Destroyer - "European Oils" [by request. from the so-fantastic-it's-FAN-tastic destroyer's rubies. caller hadn't heard them before until a song earlier in the day. so i laid my favorite song from the album on him. the guitar solo in the bridge is the music of the dreams i have when i'm flying and doing all sorts of cool things set to a soundtrack.]
the Modern Lovers - "Roadrunner" [since we are getting to spring time and, inevitably, summer, that means road trips. and what should no road trip mix-cd be without? this song. good guess. truly one of america's greatest, all-time rock and roll songs. from their self-titled debut.]
Ryan Adams - "Trains" [from the stellar jacksonville city nights album. one of three that was released last year by messr. adams. if you had to pick a north carolina city that was going to get feted on wax, jacksonville wouldn't be the obvious choice. still it's glad to see ryan actually admitting where he's from for a change.]
Morphine - "Super Sex" [by request. from their 1995 album yes. i don't often get requests this cool, so i was quite chuffed to get it. mark sandman's early death remains one of the most sudden and saddening losses in indie-rock.]
Arctic Monkeys - "I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor" [from the continuously enjoyable whatever people say i am, that is what i'm not. it's the energy that carries it, and there's plenty to boot.]
K-os - "B-boy Stance" [this is one of those songs. the kind that become buried in your subconscious. from his joyful rebellion album. i actually first heard this song while watching re-runs of daria on noggin'. they used to play videos between shows late at night, and sure enough, here was this video. solid.]
the Replacements - "Shiftless When Idle" [by request. from their 1981 debut, sorry ma, forgot to take out the trash. a caller tipped me off to this news over on the un-official paul westerberg site that not only is a rhino records replacements box set slated for release later this year (with unreleased music and a DVD with live footage including their infamous appearance on SNL), but a single-cd best-of called bastards of young will be released on may 23rd. a good time to be a 'mats fan.]
Depeche Mode - "New Life" [their second released single, but the first track off their 1981 debut speak and spell. i played this from the wonderful singles: 81-85 collection. if you're a casual listener to depeche mode, the two singles sets (this one along with singles: 86-98) are definitely the way to go, even though a number of their albums are worth it also.]
Nicolai Dunger - "Hunger" [from the expansively titled here's my song..., the wonderful swede returns. here, accompanied by mercury rev, he puts on another show of tremendous pop music.]
the Sex Pistols - "Anarchy for the U.K." [by request. i don't often play the pistols on my show (and typically don't play the big songs if i do), but with their rock and roll hall of fame induction, i wasn't one to turn down a request. the older i get, the less i get out of nevermind the bollocks, here's the sex pistols, but there's still something there. and even if the whole thing was a worthless sham and, for my money, john lydon made more interesting music with public image ltd., it's still a tremendous listen.]
the B-52s - "6060-842" [someday, i'll give that number a call. anyone in possession of it is far cooler than i am. from their self-titled debut.]
Michael Penn - "Walter Reed" [an ode to the now closed army hospital. from his latest, mr. hollywood jr. 1947.]
Calexico - "Bisbee Blue" [new music from one of my favorite american bands who keeps pumping out great stuff. joey burns and john covertino are a wonderful group of writers, and their forthcoming album garden ruin is due out on april 11th. huzzah.]
Dinosaur Jr. - "Green Mind" [by request. the title track from the classic dinosaur jr. album. they're coming back to the cat's cradle on thursday april 6th.]
Track a Tiger - "Glad to Be Scattered" [i'm really into this record, woke up early the day i died. fine, shimmering pop that will melt into your head like a warm sunrise.]
the Clean - "Big Soft Punch" [from anthology, the wonderful collection merge records put out back in 2003 of this tremendous new zealand band's career work.]
Oakley Hall - "Second Guessing" [the title track from their excellent second album. oakley hall is quite a collection of sounds and that they eminate from NYC is an even bigger surprise. americana, jam, folk and all sorts of influences.]
the Byrds - "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" [my favorite gene clark song from mr. tambourine man. poor gene.]
Lou Reed and John Cale - "Style It Takes" [from the wonderful songs for drella. this was an album they recorded as a tribute after andy warhol died, their first work together since the velvet underground's white light/white heat in 1968. i guest posted about this over at aquarium drunkard's blog, so check it out where you can download some mp3s also.]
Ben Lee - "Away with the Pixies" [from his debut solo album granpaw would. it's a charming attempt at folk-pop by a young ben lee. this song was the single (again, saw the video on 120 minutes) and features liz phair on back up vocals. where's the connection? both this album and phair's exile in guyville and whipsmart were produced by brad wood.]
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - "Tell the Boys" [from her mesmerizing album oh my girl. this is the sound of the haunted southland. this is truman capote and flannary o'conner set to music.]
the Deathray Davies - "Don't Point at the Stoners/She Can Play Me Like a Drum Machine" [by request. from the day of the ray.]
T. Rex - "Mambo Sun" [from the breathtaking electric warrior. there are few records that are sexier or more fun.]
the Ramones - "Let's Dance" [from their debut, this wonderful cover. played a cover of this in the ramones cover band i played in once. ah, the memories.]

That'll do it for this week. Don't forget that next week is the Labels that Matter feature for March with both Merge and Mammoth records being on the agenda. Make sure you tune in for that. Until then, take care.



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