J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 5th November 2008


[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - Guy Fawke's Day! Tonight's show features an interview with Over the Rhine's Linford Detweiler as the band gets set to play on campus here at Guilford this Friday, November 7th as part of Homecoming Week. It's an interesting talk and I hope you enjoy it.

I'm just going to keep it short and sweet. Onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 5th November 2008

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Matthew Sweet - "Let's Love" [from sunshine lies. matthew will be at the cat's cradle in carrboro this friday, november 7th. i'll be there as well. long live power pop and its royalty.]
the Jayhawks - "Waiting for the Sun" [from hollywood town hall. it's funny that i find myself gravitating towards this album and sound of lies as my favorite jayhawks records, but man. this album especially is so full of great songs.]
Blitzen Trapper - "Gold for Bread" [from the astounding furr. i think "black river killer" is bound for my best singles show as well.]
the Emergency - "Breakdown a Go-Go" [from how do you move? i have a semi life-goal of getting the emergency to play in greensboro for a packed show of devoted power pop people who need to hear this band, whether they've split or not. i'm working on it.]
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Blair - "Hello Halo" [from the forthcoming die young. aquarium drunkard interviewed blair last week and you can download this new song and one other while you're there. blair, come to the southeast!]
the Louvin Brothers - "Satan is Real" [by request. the title track from their classic album. the one and only cruel cromer requested this last week for the halloween show, but i'd left it at home. so here's to you, man.]
the Broken West - "Perfect Games" [from now or heaven. it's time to retire this album until the end of year shenanigans get started here in a few weeks. man it's good though.]
Jason Isbell - "Chicago Promenade" [from sirens of the ditch. one of last year's best albums and this song...jeez louise. that isbell boy can write.]

[Here came my interview with Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine. OTR has been around for nearly 20 years and created a following all their own that defies genre tags and labels. Linford and I talked about what happens when you become a 'career' artist, how Ohio can be inspirational, where your goals are after a long time in the business and how Leonard Cohen-insanity is alright with him. Click here to download the interview.]

Over the Rhine - "Trouble" [from the trumpet child.]
Over the Rhine - "If a Song Could Be President" [also from the trumpet child.]
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the Foreign Exchange - "Daykeeper" [the lead track from leave it all behind. this is a bit of a change from their first album, since it went to mostly singing, but man, this song is really fantastic.]
Transportation - "Tell Me What You Want" [from daydreams. a north carolina band that will be playing with greensboro's dawn chorus this thursday night, november 6th at the cave in chapel hill and then friday night here in greensboro at the flat iron. i enjoyed this song. we'll be hearing more.]
Dawn Chorus - "City Lines" [from the disappearing dawn chorus. see above for upcoming shows.]
Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons - "Anynow, Anythere, Anyday" [from where's the freedom? adam will, apparently, be at tate street coffee this friday evening. that's what he told me last night, anyway. oh, and i mean he'll be playing there. not just hanging out.]
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the Replacements - "Someone Take the Wheel" (demo) [the last of our replacements' re-issue feature takes a look at the bonus tracks from their last album, all shook down. the bonus tracks here make the case, long mad, that this album was really just a dry-run for paul's first solo record. and the demos sound like it - westerberg and a drum machine on a lot of them, rather than full band demos. this is a favorite song of mine from the album, here in its early stages.]
the Replacements - "Tiny Paper Plane" (demo) [an unreleased song that didn't make the cut for the album and probably for good reason. it's not an amazing song, but when you're a big fan, even the scraps seem like gold.]
the Replacements - "My Little Problem" (alternate version) [ah, now here is some gold. i've never liked the album version at all and, bless her, johnette napolitano's vocals were the main reason. but here westerberg does all the vocals himself and it cleans up the song quite a bit. good stuff.]
the Replacements - "Satellite" [the lone song tommy composed while in the band. he also sings this one and it's a stunner - if i hadn't heard it before, and even though i have, it's the heads above best reason to buy this reissue, bonus-track wise. a classic.]
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the Moondoggies - "Changing" [from don't be a stranger. silly name aside, this is one of the best pure rock songs i've heard this year. seriously. man. aquarium drunkard hipped me to these guys earlier this week and it's been over ever since.]
Big Black - "The Model" [from songs about fucking. their cover of the kraftwerk classic. sometimes nothing but big black will do.]
Dead Confederate - "Wrecking Ball" [by request. the title track from their debut LP. they'll be at the cat's cradle on friday, november 28th opening for manchester orchestra.]
the Hold Steady - "Chillout Tent" [by request. from boys and girls in america. this was a definite highlight of their show monday night in raleigh. finally got to see them and it was worth every moment.]
Drive-by Truckers - "A Ghost to Most" [from brighter than creation's dark. a highlight from their part of the monday show. what a tour.]
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Sam Cooke - "A Change is Gonna Come" [from ain't that good news. i wrote a piece about this song over at aquarium drunkard for election day - a more appropriate song i don't think i could have picked.]

That'll do it for this week. Next week, back to regular show and in two weeks a potential Dotmatrix Project live interview and performance. Stay tuned! Until then, Go Panthers! and take care.

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