J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

j's indie/rock mayhem - 9th august 2006

[there are nights at this job that i feel things really go well. i think tonight's show was fantastic, and i don't mean to brag. there are nights where i walk out of the station feeling a show was a hodge-podge and at times good, but kind of lacking. i thought the interview, music and pairings on tonight's show were great and i think you can hear the enthusiasm in my voice all throughout. thanks to those who tuned in.

tonight was the broadcast of my interview with steve kilbey of the church who let me sit down with him before their show at the house of blues in myrtle beach, south carolina last saturday night. if you stream the podcast you'll hear the version of the interview that i edited for broadcast. down in the playlist however, i will have a link to download the complete interview, unedited, which includes a segment in which kilbey and i discuss a cover of "under the milky way" that was recently released. that segment didn't fit into the overall feel of the interview, so i removed it for broadcast. but you lucky readers can hear it all by scanning down into the playlist and clicking on the links there.

the podcasts of tonight's show, due to my mp3 recorder sucking batteries like a leech, is a bit cut off at the end, so i've uploaded the two songs that were cut from the end of part two of the podcast.

a reminder that there are only three j's extra mayhems left, so make sure you're tuning in each sunday from 10pm - midnight. this week's wholesale album will be by tom waits. and i've got some good ones cooked up for the final two as well. now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 9th August 2006 Show - Part One
J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 9th August 2006 Show - Part Two

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Jurassic 5 - "Red Hot" [ah, finally, from the new album feedback which dropped last week. the reviews have been very down on this record and while there are a few tight songs, this is not quality control or even power in numbers. i've only given it cursory listens, but i'm a bit disappointed. this song, however, is good, so that's why it's here. click here to download. and cruise on over to jurassic 5's myspace page to hear some streaming audio of other songs on the album.]
the Replacements - "Gimme Noise" [i still get chills when paul yells out "hey, brotha, get a fuckin' load of this!" and bob launches into that searing guitar solo. stink usually gets panned as the 'mats trying to play at the hardcore game, but it's still a fun EP.]
the Gun Club - "She's Like Heroin to Me" [one of the greatest woman simile songs of all time. from their amazing debut record fire of love.]
Helmet - "Biscuits for Smut" [from betty. helmet has a new record out that, reportedly, is a step back (in a good way) to the old helmet sound of yore. i don't pull out these albums much anymore (as fellow dj mad dog once said of helmet: "i just don't have that bad a day anymore..") but they are still some hellacious music.]
Ladyhawk - "Dugout" [from their self titled debut from earlier this year. 'return of the rock' bands from a few years ago were..well, they sucked, is what they did. but ladyhawk seems to have the 'rock' return thing heading in the right direction. cruise on over to my friend aquarium drunkard to check out this song. i think you'll be impressed. tip o' the hat to satisfied '75.]
Tiger Bear Wolf - "I Bed Down" [from my #3 album of 2005. local guitar heroes tiger bear wolf. they'll be playing as part of greensboro*fest, which i'll be talking more about in the coming weeks. i'm hoping to have some of the bands from that festival up on my show on the 23rd, so stay tuned for that. meantime, go visit tiger bear wolf's myspace to stream some music.]
Guided by Voices - "Bulldog Skin" [from mag earwhig which i really need to just buy already cos i haven't heard a bad song off of it. this was the first gbv song i ever heard - again, a video on 120 minutes.]

Steve Kilbey Interview - Part One
Steve Kilbey Interview - Part Two

Steve Kilbey Interview - [in this part we discuss touring the u.s., recording of the new album uninvited, like the clouds, their status at home in australia and other things.]
the Church - "Unified Field" [the first song i played from their new album.]
Steve Kilbey Interview - [in this part we discussed influences, both musical and lyrical and other things.]
the Church - "Easy" [also from the new album.]
Steve Kilbey Interview - [finally we discuss kilbey's favorite church albums, 'cinematic' music, have a brief interruption and wind things up.]
the Church - "The Unguarded Moment" [from el momento descuidado. an acoustic reworking of a song from their 1982 debut of skin and hearts.]
the Church - "Day 5" [another one from the new album, uninvited, like the clouds.]
Big Ditch Road - "Saint Lonesome" [from the excellent suicide note reader's companion. heading straight for the top 25 of 2006, boys. click here to download.]
Beth Orton - "Love Like Laughter" [from her second album central reservation. i used to play this song a lot in the early days of my show, and it still holds a place in my heart.]
the Mountain Goats - "This Year" [after devin davis and the tears, this was my 3rd favorite song of 2005. from the sunset tree, there's something so powerful and defiant about the chorus and something in john darnielle's singing that i hadn't heard before. it's an amazing song.]
the Catherine Wheel - "Black Metallic" [played the voice ID that rob dickinson was nice enough to give me after his show on saturday. rob has a solo album out now, but until i start working on that, i'll reach back to his former band's masterpiece, the vibrant and shimmering ferment.]
the Gin Blossoms - "Learning the Hard Way" [from their new album, their first in a decade, major lodge victory. i really like this song a lot and while i haven't had a chance to absorb the rest of the record yet, i'd imagine that it'll be quite alright. it is the gin blossoms afterall. check out their myspace for a streaming version of this song.]
the Foreign Exchange - "Raw Life" [from the absolutely astounding connection LP from a couple of years ago - partnering nicolay with phonte of north carolina's own little brother. this album is rich and rewarding listen after listen. click here to download.]
Josh Rouse - "It's the Nighttime" [from his excellent nashville album. it's the end of this song that gets me every time.]
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "I See a Darkness" [title track from his 1999 album. later covered by johnny cash on american III. i really like this song.]
Del Amitri - "Be My Downfall" [from the excellent change everything album. pop rarely sounds as good as when it's in the hands of these glaswegians. click here to download.]
Tom Waits - "Martha" [from his debut closing time. the wholesale album on sunday night's show will be by tom waits: i've narrowed it down to either swordfishtrombones or bone machine so if y'all want to vote on one or the other, leave it in comments. click here to download.]

That'll do it for this week. Hope you enjoyed the interviews with Steve Kilbey. Thanks to him again for taking time to sit down with me. Talk to you Sunday night on Extra Mayhem and next week, of course, for the usual. Take care.



  • At 5:24 PM, August 12, 2006, Blogger Brian said…

    Great interview, J, thanks so much for letting fans from everywhere hear it. I've linked to it from shadow cabinet, so if the traffic gets too heavy I'm happy to host it.

  • At 12:54 AM, August 13, 2006, Blogger Josh said…

    Wow, Brian, thanks! I really appreciate the link and offer.

    Since readers may not know (and honestly I had to go look myself), you can check out Brian's fantastic Church fan website at:


  • At 10:11 PM, September 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Jay, did you ever get that 2nd Nouvelle Vague cd that came out in Early June? Dig the first, haven't heard the second, but from the looks of it on their website it too is pretty tasty! Dig the show!


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