J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 4th June 2008

[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. This was my first show of the summer semester, so lots of stuff to cram into the time slot and so little time to actually do it. We'll get to more next week.

Congratulations to Jeremy for knowing that the Undertones were the source for the name of the band Julie Ocean. He wins this week's $15 gift certificate to BB's New and Used CDs and DVDs over in the Quaker Village shopping center. We give that away every week at the beginning of the third set, right around 6:30 PM, only right here on WQFS.

Now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast - 4th June 2008 Show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
Hayden - "In Field & Town" [the title track from his latest. he'll be in chapel hill at local 506 next tuesday night along with the excellent haley bonar. i have an interview scheduled with him as well, so keep your ears peeled for that.]
the Black Keys - "The Wicked Messenger" [from the i'm not there soundtrack - the black keys' take on dylan's classic from john wesley harding. i've had this in my head for a week or so, so it was time to exorcise.]
the Kills - "U.R.A. Fever" [from midnight boom. i enjoy this song quite a bit. it's a nasty little electro stomp.]
Dizzee Rascal - "Bubbles" [from maths + english, one of my favorite records of last year, no doubt.]
Portishead - "Silence" [from third which is now, officially, my favorite record of 2008 so far. and it has a lot of stiff competition, but my initial listens to this record have been utterly mesmerizing. how have others felt?]
Oakley Hall - "Angela" [from i'll follow you. they played a lovely show up in chapel hill on tuesday night and will be at square one here in greensboro on sunday evening. it's an early show, but it ought to be a great one.]
the Black Angels - "You on the Run" [from directions to see a ghost. another of my favorite records of this year - velvet underground and kyuss and pink floyd and all sorts of mess in between making a fantastic album.]
X - "We're Having Much More Fun" [by request. from more fun in the new world. they were here last week and put on one tremendous show, so i'm told. i wouldn't doubt it. i hope to catch them sometime.]
Julie Ocean - "My Revenge" [from long gone and nearly there which i reviewed this week. my favorite pop record of this year, without a doubt, and the plan is to do an interview with them next week. stay tuned.]
Iron Maiden - "The Trooper" [from piece of mind. i saw my copy of this album sitting out and it had some sort of pull on me. it could be that "the trooper" is just one of the most awesome songs EVER. that's probably what it was.]
Califone - "The Orchids" [from roots and crowns. aquarium drunkard has a great post up about this song which only served to remind me of how wonderful it is. the original is lovely, too.]
the Other Mothers - "Napalm Beach" [by request. from no place like home. an original greensboro band, from their 1983 album. a pretty fun and unsettling song to be sure. i honestly don't know that much about them - any input, readers?]
Spiritualized - "Soul on Fire" [from songs in a & e. a pretty resoundingly great record, though i'm still working my way through it after my first listen. this song is exactly the kind of great, anthemic rock single that british rock doesn't crank out the way it used to. lovely.]
Liz Phair - "Divorce Song" [from exile in guyville which is getting a snazzy 15 year anniversary re-issue soon with a few bonus tracks. i would've lobbied for the complete girlysound demos to come with it, but what do i know?]
the Mountain Goats - "Woke Up New" [from get lonely. follow phair's song about divorce with darnielle's song about waking up alone for the first time after a separation. i'm good sometimes.]
Wye Oak - "Warning" [from if children. they'll be at local 506 in chapel hill on sunday, june 22nd. i've enjoyed their record a lot - fuzzed out, shoegaze, girl-group pop. if such a things exists. which now it does.]
the Replacements - "Staples In Her Stomach" [from the re-issue of stink. this is one of the bonus tracks - an original song left off of the EP. this was the start of a theme set of adhesive/things-that-keep-things-together. enjoy.]
the Ramones - "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" [from their self-titled debut. yeah. glue. get it?]
the Suburbs - "Tape Your Wife to the Ceiling" [from their 1981 album credit in heaven but also available on the equally out-of-print ladies and gentlemen, the suburbs have left the building. i got my copy in a sales bin in a k-mart over a decade ago. one of minneapolis' wonderful gems.]
Buffalo Tom - "Staples" [from let me come over. and we're back where we started. staples, glue, tape, staples. this is the only song that cleared the two minute mark, however. and a great one at that.]
the Strugglers - "On the Old Main Drag" [from the latest rights, new from durham, north carolina band. saw them open for oakley hall last night and it was fantastic. keep your eyes open for a review of this record soon. though i couldn't help but think of the pogues' song, "the old main drag," when i see the title of this. they're nothing alike, incidentally.]
Devin Davis - "Iron Woman" [the j's indie/rock #1 single of 2006. still as simple and foot stomping as always. from lonely people of the world, unite!.]
Kathleen Edwards - "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory" [from asking for flowers. there should be a video for this song being created - kathleen and i talked about it in our interview a month or so ago. i'll hook you up when i see it.]
Slim Cessna's Auto Club - "Children of the Lord" [from cipher which, honestly, is a pretty riotously dark and entertaining album.]
Martha Wainwright - "You Cheated Me" [from i know you're married but i have feelings too. this single seems markedly different from what i remember of martha wainwright in the past, but maybe i'm just not remembering very well. that said, it's a pretty catchy song. we'll hear more.]
Midnight Oil - "Sometimes" [the triumphant final song from diesel and dust which i did a little ruminating on over at aquarium drunkard. you can hear a few more tracks, including one from their somewhat lost mtv unplugged performance, over there.]
the Mamas and the Papas - "California Dreamin'" [from if you can believe your eyes and ears, a song i wrote about last week. it still haunts me, but i keep finding new things. i'm going to have my students examine this song in the future as an example of william blake's "experienced" perspective. and i'm done being a dork now.]
Sam Cooke - "A Change is Gonna Come" [originally from the 1964 album ain't that good news. the song that came immediately to mind upon obama's all-but-in-name clinching of the democratic nomination last night. a change is gonna come folks. thank god.]

That'll do it for the show this week. I'll be back next week. Check back for Return Trip in a special spot tomorrow and Notes From Underground on Friday. Until then, take care.



  • At 9:12 AM, June 05, 2008, Blogger Justin said…

    The video for "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory" is already out there. It's fun too.

    Asking For Flowers is in competition for my favorite album of the year.

  • At 10:40 AM, June 05, 2008, Blogger J. Neas said…

    Oh, thanks for the tip off, Justin. In fact, here it is:

    "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory" Video.

    Though I'm a bit disappointed - Kathleen talked about her original idea for the ending being her laying a big fat kiss on McSorley and having her husband and bandmate, Colin Cripps, as the referee blowing the whistle and putting her in the penalty box.

    Still a very amusing and fun video. Especially her mooning the guy.

  • At 1:42 AM, June 06, 2008, Blogger Doug said…

    Wait. I thought I was the only one with a copy of Ladies and Gentlemen, the Suburbs Have Left The Building. Good to see someone else is thusly afflicted.

    Need to get those 'Mats reissues this weekend...

    (The Trooper. Nice.)


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