J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 26th july 2006

[another fine evening and a great night for indie/rock. unfortunately, due to, well, my lack of responsibility, i neglected to prepare the jolie holland interview for tonight. i will instead broadcast it next wednesday night. sorry for those of you who were expecting it.

some great requests came in tonight and some great music was played. so, without further ado, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 26th July 2006 Show - Part One
J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 26th July 2006 Show - Part Two

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Oakley Hall - "If I Was in El Dorado" [from their excellent new album gypsum strings. i'm honestly really torn about which of their two releases this year i think are better. i'll probably have to go back and re-listen to second guessing to give it a fair comparison since i have put it away for a few months. but either way, oakley hall is on a rampage. click here to download and experience the magic.]
Steve Earle - "Transcendental Blues" [title track from the album. this was the first steve earle i ever heard and i've been pretty wowed ever since.]
Banjo Spiders - "Gilligan's Daughter" [from their 1999 self-titled (and only) album. a big, hooky piece of power pop that is just giddy. one of the (infamous) songs i downloaded from abercrombie and fitch's website long, long ago in a weird day when (i guess) big, commercial fashion was courting indie culture. still boggles my mind.]
Common - "The Corner" [i know i've played this song a lot recently, but if you've never heard it, honestly, you're missing out. listen to the podcast and hear it already.]
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Josh Ritter - "Lillian, Egypt" [from the animal years. josh played two shows here in NC this week: monday in chapel hill and tuesday in charlotte. i was at neither as yet again my lobbying for an interview went unanswered. i've just given up. i had a grand time seeing the handsome family monday night instead. but, this album is still tremendous. click here to download.]
the Ramones - "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" (live) [from the legendary it's alive live album from 1979. nothing but classic punk for 28 songs, just under an hour long. later live albums like loco live are actually, believe it or not, faster than this one. but this one wins for all the right reasons.]
the Replacements - "Alex Chilton" [originally from pleased to meet me but also off of don't you know who i think i was? - the best of the replacements.]
Jurassic 5 - "Day at the Races" [from 2002's power in numbers. their newest, feedback, dropped on tuesday and i've been reading mixed reviews, but we'll see. hopefully i'll have a track for you next week.]
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Big Ditch Road - "Saint Lonesome" [thanks to craig over at songs:illinois who did this guest post over on aquarium drunkard about this band. i'd never heard them. after listening to the two songs you can stream there, i was hooked and downloaded the whole album immediately. you will be hearing these guys a lot more on the show. from early 2006's suicide note reader's companion.]
Wilco - "I Got You (At the End of the Century)" [by request. from my personal favorite wilco album, 1996's being there.]
At the Drive-In - "One-Armed Scissor" [by request. caller wanted to hear their cover of pink floyd's "take up thy stethoscope and walk," but it's only available on the best-of package that came out in 2005. instead, i went with this song from 2000's monumental relationship of command.]
Twilight Singers - "Bonnie Brae" [from the wonderful powder burns which will no doubt be on my top 25 of this year. where, we shall see.]
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Jay Farrar and Kelly Willis - "Rex's Blues" [i had a pair of tickets to give out to see kelly willis tomorrow night as part of the Eastern Music Festival fringe series. so, instead of just giving them away, i played this song and gave them to the first caller who could name the man singing with kelly, or name the man who wrote the song (townes van zandt). congrats to barry who snagged those tickets. this originally is from the 1995 red, hot + bothered compilation but also appears on a retrospective: 1995 - 2000 which came out last year.]
Scott H. Biram - "Santa Fe" [from his absolutely fantastic new album graveyard shift. bluesy, fiery, almost punky, stomping country that has to be heard to be believed.]
the Dandy Warhols - "Hell's Bells" [yes, as in that "hell's bells." the warhols' take on the ac/dc classic is a fun, slowed down affair. originally a b-side to the "bohemian like you" single. click here to download.]
Dizzee Rascal - "Fix Up, Look Sharp" [possibly the only song ever to sample billy squire. and wow, it sounds great. from his mercury prize winning debut album boy in da corner.]
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Oneida - "Up With People" [from their latest, happy new year. i'm really quite taken with this new album and oneida just keeps impressing me.]
Johnny Cash and the Carter Family - "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?" [first off, this song is eerie. second of all, cash and the carters' singing makes it even more so. i'm not sure where this was originally recorded, but it's available on the first disc of the fantastic beyond nashville compilation from 2001. click here to download and be transported.]
the Beastie Boys - "So What'cha Want" [i still get so revved up listening to this song. the guitars and rhythm section working into one grinding, thumping of a machine underneath the distorted vocals. that the beasties played most all of the instruments on this record (after the sample-crazy masterpiece of paul's boutique) speaks to their diversity and dedication to craft. check your head is a masterpiece all its own.]
the Handsome Family - "The Bottomless Hole" [from singing bones. this was one of the highlights from their show at local 506 on monday night. i'll be posting a review of the show soon.]
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the Church - "Easy" [from their latest, uninvited, like the clouds. they'll be at the house of blues in myrtle beach, south carolina on saturday august 5th. i'm getting so excited for this show. i feel almost as ecstatic as the first (and only) time i've seen paul westerberg. truly exciting.]
Blur - "There's No Other Way" [by request. from leisure. caller wanted to hear some upbeat blur, so in lieu of "parklife" (which we didn't have), i went with this dancey number from their debut.]
Luna - "Double Feature" [from penthouse. this album has swarmed over me like no record has in quite some time. be prepared, listeners: i'm about to launch into a luna fix for a few months i'd imagine.]
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Neu! - "Super" [from neu! 2. neu will be the band featured for the wholesale album of the week on sunday night. since you are able bodied listeners/readers, i'll give you the heads up that yes, the wholesale album will be neu's self-titled debut album. it's a remarkable listen and those of you who haven't heard them before are in for a real treat. you may end up not liking them, but i promise it will at least be interesting. click here to download and get a taste for sunday night.]

That's going to do it for tonight. I had to stay on for a bit after to cover for a late dj and I played the song "Roscoe" by Midlake off of their new album The Trials of Van Occupanther. That song, the only one I've heard, makes me want the entire album. We'll get to exploring these guys a bit on Sunday night and next week. I'm off to Virginia for a few days to celebrate a certain anniversary with a certain someone, so until Sunday, take care.

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