Showing posts from July, 2009

Playlist for 7-29: Hot Dog, it's Bloodshot

This month's I Love My Label was done in honor of Bloodshot Records, which turned 15 this year. A BBQ is planned for Aug. 22 (not 27 as I said on the show) at the High Noon Saloon for free. Also, there sure are a lot of great damn songs about hot dogs. That is all.

Listen here.

Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat) - Detroit Cobras - Baby (Bloodshot)
Hot Dog - The Four Shells - Complete Stax-Volt Singles 195901968 (Vol. 1) (Stax/Atlantic)
Hot Dog Dooley Wah - The Pyramids - Memories of the Time Square Record Shop, Vol. 1 (Collectables)
Hot Dog - Buck Owens - Young Buck: The Complete Pre-Capitol Recordings of Buck Owens (Audium/Koch)
No More Hot Dogs - Hasil Adkins - Out to Hunch (Norton)
At the Hot Dog Stand - The Castle Tones - MP3 (Firefly)

Clone - Meat Puppets - Sewn Together (Self-released)
No Way - Sonic Youth - The Eternal (Matador)
Shellac the Bozac - Throneberry - Sangria (Alias)
Tonight You're Buying Me a Drink, Bub - The Minus 5 - Killingsworth (Yep Roc)

Love-Itis - Harvey Scales - Love-Itis…

Playlist for 7/22/09: I'll Cry If I Want To

Started with a belated birthday wish to myself (totally forgot!) and finished with a tribute to the artists playing Merge’s XX shows this week. I will do a I Love My Label for Merge in August or September, but next week I plan to do July’s for Bloodshot, which turns 15 this year and is having BBQ’s across the country, including in Madison on Aug. 22 for free. Playing are Justin Townes Earles, Bottle Rockets, Bobby Bare Jr, Ha Ha Tonka, Deadstring Brothers and Deano Waco and The Meat Purveyors.

Listen here.

Birthday Cake Boogie - Skeets McDonald & Benny Walker - Roots Of Rockabilly, Volume 1 (Acrobat)
Happy Birthday, Don't Die - Rhett Miller - S/T (Shout Factory)
Too Bad on Your Birthday - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Bad Reputation (Blackheart)
Happy Birthday - The Birthday Party - Tales from the Australian Underground: Singles 1976-1989 (Feel Presents)

Animal - King Kong - Me Hungry (Drag City)
Pieces - Dinosaur Jr. - Farm (JagJaguwar)
Big Soft Punch - The Clean - Vehicle (Rough…

Playlist for 7/15/09: Wig Party

Hairlessness and alternative hair choices were on my mind to begin the show this week. Does it have anything to do with a recent visit to a certain bald man with a lot of beer? Not sayin’. Not a ton of new stuff this week, but my favorite WMSE library find had to be Bodeco’s Bone Hair and Hide on Homestead and the awesomely titled “Holy Rollers Rockin’ in a Killin’ Machine.”

Listen here.

Purple Toupee - They Might Be Giants - Then: The Earlier Years (Restless)
I Dig Your Wig - Ben Vaughn - Mood Swings ('90-'85 & More) (Restless)
Tennessee Wig Walk - Bonnie Lou - Country Music at Its Best, Vol. 4 (Gusto)
Wigs - The Mask Man And The Agents - One Eye Open (Dynamo)
I Don't Want No Bald Headed Woman Telling Me What To Do - Nathaniel Mayer - I Still Hate CD's: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection (Norton)
Nashville Toupee - Southern Culture on the Skids - For Lovers Only (Safe House)

Steppin’ Out - The Bats - The Guilty Office (Hidden Agenda/Parasol)
This Will Not End Well - …

Zero Hour playlist for 7-8-09: Beer me

My pre-vacation show was a mostly loud guitar affair with the likes of Finger, Dinosaur Jr., Swervedriver and Daddy bringing the old and new noise. I paid tribute to all the beers that gave their lives at Summerfest last week and had new music from Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5 and Those Darlins. It’s now off to Virginia, the Outer Banks and way too many IPA’s. And yes, I should have played "Beer Money" by the Young Fresh Fellows. Next week, dang it.

Listen to the show here.

Beer Barrel Polka - Hank Thompson - A Six Pack to Go (Sundazed)
Suds - J. Gale - Rhythm & Booze (Bear Family)
Cold Beer Hello - The V-Roys - Just Add Ice (E-Squared)
American Beer - The Swaggerts - The Whole Story (Feralette)
I Like Beer - South Filthy - Crackin' Up (Licorice Tree)

Betty, Let the Good Times Crawl - Young Fresh Fellows - I Think This Is (Yep Roc)
July! July! - The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts (Kill Rock Stars)
Sounds Great When You're Dead - Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream …

Playlist for 7-1-09: The Big Cover Up

Went the all-covers route this week. I started with covers of performers playing at Summerfest and just kept going - and going. I realized I have an obscene amount of cover songs. Yes, I will be doing this again.

Archives are here.

Livin' for the City - The Dirtbombs - Ultraglide in Black (In the Red) Stevie Wonder
Living After Midnight - The Donnas - Turn 21 (Lookout) Judas Priest
Pump it Up - Mudhoney - March to Fuzz (Sub Pop) Elvis Costello
I Gotta Get Drunk - Gas Huffer - Twisted Willie (Justice) Willie Nelson
Black Diamond – Replacements - Let it Be (Twin/Tone) Kiss

Down to the Wire - The Grip Weeds - The Sound is in You (Rainbow Quartz) Buffalo Springfield
Hold Tight - The Liquor Giants - S/T (Matador) Dave Dee Dozy Bicky Mick & Tich
Brand New Love - Superchunk - Tossing Seeds: Singles 89-91 (Merge)
She Cracked - Velvet Crush - A Singles Odyssey (Action Musik) Modern Lovers
Whenever Your Ready - Young Fresh Fellows - The World of the Zombies (PopLlama) Zombies

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