J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

Playlists, podcasts and music from WQFS Greensboro's J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - alternate Friday mornings 10 AM - 12 PM EST at 90.9 FM!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 31st may 2006

[another great show and another great batch of music. i'm going to keep this short as i'm in a pinch, but i should mention: no downloads this week due to my moving (huzzah!) and therefore current lack of internet (boo!). downloads should resume with sunday's extra mayhem but no promises. if any listeners/readers will be going to see the twilight singers in chapel hill on saturday night, look up my myspace page, recognize my face and say hi. now, onward.]

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Yo La Tengo - "Beanbag Chair" [from their forthcoming i am not afraid of you and i will beat your ass. sunny pop in the style that these guys have been mining for forever. summer sun was okay and everything, but noise, people, noise.]
the Ramones - "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" [by request. from leave home.]
Jurassic 5 - "What's Golden" [from 2002's power in numbers. i really thought i rememberd something about a new album from these guys this summer...and look at me prove myself wrong. according to allmusic.com, it's scheduled to drop on june 26th and is titled feedback. we'll see.]
Speedometer - "Have You Got the Message" [james brown-type funk and rock done in modern style. and by brits. from this is speedometer vol. 2.]
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the Twilight Singers - "I'm Ready" [from their newest album powder burns. they'll be at the cat's cradle this saturday night and i've got my tickets. they are a tremendous live show, so take heed.]
Travis - "U16 Girls" [from good feeling. ah, an ode to underage girls. in britain, 16 is the magic age (as opposed to 18 here) and there's nothing like celebrating accidentally hitting on 14 or 15 year olds.]
the Rain Parade - "You Are My Friend" [from the first post-david roback album explosions in the glass palace. this song is every bit as good as the songs from their debut.]
the National - "Lit Up" [from 2005's alligator. i keep thinking i can compare these guys to someone, but i haven't put my finger on it yet. it's just good, good music.]
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Sonic Youth - "Incinerate" [from the forthcoming rather ripped which is due out on june 13th. are sonic youth going to be all muscly on tour? stay tuned.]
the Jam - "'A' Bomb in Wardour Street" [from all mod cons. one of these days i'm going to put together a show of nothing but nuclear war themed songs. and it's going to be great.]
Rangeboy - "Sounds Like Summer" [a very, very independent artist from virginia who sent me this cd a few years back based solely on my having heard this song. it is an amazing piece of pop and deserves to be heard by everyone. i'll upload it sometime soon.]
the Heartbreakers - "Pirate Love" [ah, the super group of 70s NYC punk. featuring johnny thunders, jerry nolan, walter lure and, prior to the recording of this album, richard hell. but by the time they recorded l.a.m.f., hell was gone. a great slab of nyc punk.]
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the Like Young - "All the Wrong Reasons" [from their latest last secrets. interesting rock that we'll have to hear more of.]
Steve Earle - "My Uncle" (live) [by request. caller wanted to hear some "angry americans," so he suggested steve earle. i pulled this byrds cover out from his sidetracks collection. a great ode to being drafted.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "Something Worth Saving" [greensboro's own. more angry american music. "well i pick up my guitar / because i know / one thing worth saving / is rock and roll." amen. from their self-titled album.]
Bruce Springsteen - "Sinaloa Cowboys" [by request. from the ghost of tom joad. as a boss fan i like this album a lot more than some critics did and this song, about the trials and fall of a pair of immigrant brothers, is especially relevant given the debate in this country about such people.]
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Neil Young - "After the Garden" [by request. from living with war. he's canadian, but he definitely qualifies as angry in this case and since he's weighing in on american politics, i'll allow it.]
the Didjits - "Gold Eldorado" [a band i wasn't blessed to truly know until last year (though i'm thinking i remember seeing a video on beavis and butt-head), but have truly come to love. this is from hornet pinata. if you like gleefully sinful and offensive punk, well, this is your bag. on the right day, there's nothing better than putting this on while driving.]
Hot Snakes - "Braintrust" [hot snakes calling it quits makes me sadder every time i listen to something from their swan song LP audit in progress. punk as a genre hasn't produced many bright lights like this in the past 15 years.]
the Handsome Family - "Weightless Again" [from their album through the trees. and praise jeebus, they'll be playing at local 506 in chapel hill on monday, july 24th along with curt kirkwood (yes, that curt kirkwood). the handsome family are incredibly nice people and a great show to boot.]
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Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - "Deus Ibi Est" [i noticed that my good friend the drunkard played this song on his radio show this week also. 'cross the country but kind in spirit. i like that. this is from ballad of the broken seas. if you haven't read the drunkard's blog, it's a hoot. he's on quasi-hiatus while travelling this summer, but he's coming to NC so he and i will try to have a music blog summit for y'all.]
Hayden - "Bass Song" [from the album that renewed my faith in this canadian songwriter, skyscraper national park.]
the dB's - "A Spy in the House of Love" [i played this song on the first two hours sunday, but i enjoyed it so much i pulled it out again. from their 1984 (and recently re-issued) like this.]
Echo and the Bunnymen - "Nocturnal Me" [from ocean rain. i'm extremely excited because these guys will be in charlotte on friday, june 23rd at amos' southend. i beileve i shall be heading that way.]
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Josh Ritter - "Wolves" [from his latest the animal years.]
Ryan Adams - "Oh My Sweet Carolina" [from his still quite impressive solo debut heartbreaker. i was going to play "damn sam i love a woman that rains" but got sidetracked. and yes, that's emmy lou harris singing with him.]
Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle - "This One's From the Heart" [from the soundtrack to one from the heart. waits' soundtrack to this coppola film is actually one of my favorite of his albums. crystal gayle's singing is all over it and is gorgeous.]
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Television - "Ain't that Nothin'" [another teaser for this coming sunday's extra mayhem and the wholesale album of the week. it's by television, but i haven't played anything off of it yet. it's really not that hard to figure out considering they only released three studio LPs. and no, not the reunion. and not this one, adventure. you know it by now. get excited for sunday at 10 pm.]

That's it for this week. I'll talk to you Sunday for Extra Mayhem at 10 pm and I'll be back here next week as well. Until then, go Hurricanes! And take care.

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