Friday, August 7, 2009

Playlist for 8-5-09: R.I.P., Red Hot Riley



I said goodbye this week to Billy Lee Riley, who died at 75 on Aug. 2 of colon cancer. I had a short story published with a lead character who I named after Mr. Riley, who was probably my favorite Sun Records original – either him or the late Carl Perkins. Started with a family-inspired set, as my mom, dad and sister are visiting Milwaukee this week. Chocolate-covered bacon, Benno's microbrew tent, cherry milk, cheese curds and swimming pigs are on the agenda tomorrow at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Archives are here.


I Wish I Was Your Mother - Dramarama - Stuck in Wonderamaland (Chameleon)
Fathers & Sins - The Magnolias - Dimestore Dream (Twin/Tone)
Switchblade Sister - Redd Kross - Yellow Pills: Vol 2, More Of The Best of American Pop! (Big Deal)
Mama Was A Rock (Daddy Was A Rolling Stone) - Kay Adams and BR59 - Rig Rock Deluxe (Diesel Only)
Family Man - June Stearns & Gene Martin - The Stars and Hits of Country Music (Nashville/Starday)

Sugar and Spice - Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate (Yep Roc)
Ballad of the Bootleg - The Young Fresh Fellows - I Think This Is (Yep Roc)
Welcome Back - Trashcan Sinatras - Weightlifting (spinART)
Tool - Heavenly - Le Jardin De Heavenly (K)

One-Minute Forty Five - The Nice Outfit - Kissing Joycelyn (Easter)
Yer a Blur - Reckless Hearts - Get Up & Run (Off the Hip)
Miss July - Brad Jones - Gilt Flake (Ginger)
Love You Till I Don't - Otis Ball - I"m Gonna Love YOu Till I Don't (Bar/None)

Kid With the Replaceable Head - Condo Fucks - Fuckbook (Matador)
San Antone - The Reducers - Shinola (Rave On)
Radiobeat - Devil Dogs - Choad Blast (Empty)
We Don't Have to Worry Anymore - The Exploding Hearts - Shattered

7-inch Six-Pack
She's a Lost Cause - Cosmic Psychos (Man's Ruin)
She Knows - The Barracudas (Dog Meat)
Dr. Strange - Bent Scepters (Sonic Swirl)
A House is Not a Motel - Yo La Tengo (Egon)
Babblin' Mules - Zuzu's Petals (Susstones)
Girl Who Reads - Belt Buckle (Sonic Bubblegum)

Billy Lee Riley tribute
Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll - Sun Records Collection (Sun/RCA)
Trouble Bound - Sun Spots, Vol. 1 (Sun)
Red Hot - Sun Records Collection (Sun/RCA)
Baby, Please Don't Go - Red Hot Riley (Sun/Charley)
Little Green Men - Blue Collar Blues (Hightone)

Mogul Monster - The Rangers - Shiverin' and Shakin': Hop Rockers & Sleazy Instros (RPM)
Gonna Find Me A Subsitute - The Pretty Things - Get the Picture (Snapper)
Uptight Tonight - Flash & the Casuals - A History of Garage & Frat Bands in Memphis 1960-1975 (Shangri-La)
Broadway Freeze - Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds - Love-Itis (Soul-Tay-Shus)
Perdido (Parts 1 and 2) - Gary U.S. Bonds - The Best of Gary U.S. Bonds (Rhino)
96 Tears - Big Maybelle - Stompin 33 (Stompin)
Cut & Dried - Wild Jimmy Spruill - Scratch & Twist (Night Train)

Homesick Gypsy - Jack O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers - The Disco Outlaw (Goner)
The Apartment - Marah - If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry (Goner)
Hardshell Case - Daddy - For a Second Time (Cedar Creek)
Shiner Bock & Vicodin - Grant Langston - Stand Up Man (MSG)
Thoreau in the Woods - Ha Ha Tonka - Novel Sounds of the Noveau South (Bloodshot)

A Wild Holy Band - Mike Scott - The 2009 Believer Music Issue (Magazine insert)
Broken Path - The Bats - The Guilty Office (Hidden Agenda/Parasol)
Power That I Now Have- Go Betweens - The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)

Wasted on the Wind - The Lost Crusaders - Have You Heard About the World? (Everlasting)
We Had it All - Green on Red - Here Comes the Snakes (Restless)
It Might Have Been - Phil Lee - More Barn: a Tribute to Neil Young (Slothrop)
Hung Up On Me - Those Darlins - S/T (Oh Wow Dang)
Turn to Grey - Hacienda Brothers - Live: Music for Ranch & Town (Self-released)

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