Thursday, December 31, 2009

Playlist for 12/30/09: Baby, You're the Best

Zero Hour this week featured as many of my favorite artists, albums and songs from 2009 that I could squeeze into three hours. Overall, I think it was a pretty good year for music, or at least there was plenty to keep me busy and entertained. Having a show on WMSE certainly exposed me to a ton of tunes, and simply planning and doing a three-hour show each week made me consider a lot of music I might not have otherwise. My top 10 albums this year (in no order) came from the A-Bones (Not Now/Norton), Tommy Keene (In the Late Bright/Second Motion), Dinosaur Jr. (Farm, Jagjaguwar), The Tripwires (House to House/Spark and Shine), Jack Oblivian (Disco Outlaw/Goner, Saturday Night Part 2 EP/Big Legal Mess), Fairlane (Light So Bright/ Chrome Heart), Chuck Prophet, (¡ Let Freedom Ring!/Yep Roc), Marshall Crenshaw (Jaggedland/429), Wheels on Fire (Get Famous/Big Legal Mess) and The Shazam (Meteor/Not Lame). Pick up your prize at the window. For other ideas to help you go broke, check out this and this and this.

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He Sure Could Hypnotize - A-Bones
Walk of Shame - Jack O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers
Baby What's Wrong - The Chatham Singers
Gallon of Gin - Wheels on Fire
Kapn' Crunch - Los Straitjackets

Secret Life of Stories - Tommy Keene
Dangerous Boys - Paul Westerberg
Stormy River - Marshall Crenshaw

Nothing to Hide - Yo La Tengo
Hey Boy - Magic Kids
Learned to Surf - Superchunk
Oceans in the Way - Dinosaur Jr.

Willie Mays - Terry Anderson & the Olympic Ass-Kickin' Team
Let the Good Times Crawl - Young Fresh Fellows
Get it Started - The Midwest Beat
Flowers of Winter - The Tripwires
She - Plexi 3

Dream Crusher Machine - The Shazam
Shirley Maclaine - The 757s
I Don't Feel Anything - Dutchess & The Duke
Me Va Muy Mal - Davila 666
Ronald Dean – The Box Elders

Wanna Get Old - Fairlane
Man I Keep Hid - Joe Henry
Back of a Bible - Patterson Hood
Fence - Chip Robinson
Flirted With You All My Life - Vic Chesnutt

Glass to You - Those Darlins
Rock'N Roll Will Break Your Heart - John Paul Keith & The 145's
It's Too Late - Dex Romweber Duo
Dan's Song - Frank Turner

Milkshake Baby - Jack Oblivian
Animal Party - King Khan & BBQ Show
I Wanna Be a Girl - King Khan & The Shrines
Debris - Reigning Sound
Gudbuy T'Jane - Condo Fucks
Thunderclap for Bobby Pyn - Sonic Youth
From What I've Done - Doug Gillard
Steppin' Out - The Bats

This Will Not End Well - Wussy
You Was For Real - Greg Dulli
Wash & Fold - Daddy
American Man - Chuck Prophet
No Mindless Love - Jail
Trouble - Spider Bags

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Messe Christmas

Feeling under the weather this week due to a likely case of food poisoning (for my wife, there was no "likely" to it; it was for sure and much, much worse than I got it), I didn't do a Zero Hour. I had planned to do a show of Christmas tunes and 7-inches. I won't be doing that now, but fortunately, I'll still be on the air this week. I'm subbing for Pete Rohde on Messe Radio from 9 p.m. to midnight on Christmas. Please tune in if you get a chance. I'll try to provide the perfect soundtrack for all your post-family-party-break-out-that-bottle-of-good-whiskey-you-got-from-your-new-favorite-person-pass-out-in-your-new-Snuggie-blues. In the meantime, if you are looking for some classic Christmas viewing, this here list and a bucket of egg nog will keep you entertained for hours.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Playlist for 12/16/09: 10 Wheels for Santa

Looking back at my playlist, I suppose I was in a very garagey frame of mind this week, from the bands used in the opening Christmas-themed set to the nutty mofos who ended the show. I don’t know – I imagine bleary-eyed insomniacs at 2:45 on a workweek morning, turning on WMSE and hearing “10 Wheels for Jesus” and then making life-changing vocational choices. And that makes me happy. New music from Bob Log III, a selection from the highly recommended two disc-set that accompanies the new Oxford American music issue and a Zero $ Quartet salute to the mighty Tom Russell.

Anyone wondering what to get Zero Hour for Chrismas? Look no further.

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Run Rudolph Run - The Fleshtones
Sock It to Me Santa - King Salami & The Cumberland Three
Santa's Gonna Shut 'Em Down - The Untamed Youth
Deck the Halls - Los Straitjackets
Santa Claus is Surfin' to Town - Soupy Sales

1,2,3 Party - Mission of Burma
Me Hungry - King Kong
All I Ever Do - Daisy
Temperament Twist - Doug Gillard
The Replacements - Art Brut

Heartbreaks & Razorblades - Miss Derringer
Shake A Little, Wiggle It, and Jiggle It Too – Bob Log III
Apple Pie and Genocide - Greg Ashley
Biggest Nugget of Them All - Jail
Scorpio - Dutchess & the Duke
The Memphis Train - Rufus Thomas
Trying to Live My Life Without You - Otis Clay
It Happened in Tennessee (Part 2) - Wayne Jackson

7” Six-Pack
Statues - The Cake People (November Rain)
Hey Girl - The Loose Rails (Prospective)
Walking With My Girl - Los Portros (Munster)
Spying on The Spys - Portastatic (Merge)
I Can Hardly Spell My Name - Lambchop (Blood Sucker)
Nowhere Town - Chris Mills (Skyco Brand)

Waking Up Drunk - Spider Bags
So Bad - Harlan T. Bobo
3 Piece Suit - Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
Let it Fly - The Shazam
Cry No More - Ko & the Knockouts
Underdog - The Dirtbombs
Iron Curtain Rock - The Drags
Southern Drums - Flat Duo Jets
Last Dance - Hearts of Stone

Zero $ Quartet
Criminology - Tom Russell
Tijuana Bible - Tom Russell
Tonight We Ride - Tom Russell
California Sun - Tom Russell

Close Up the Honky Tonks - Dwight Yoakam
Lonely All Alone - Two Dollar Pistols

Tease - Beach Patrol
Ain't Got No Money - Jack O. & the Tear Jerkers
Tonight, Tonight - The Anabolics
Dug My Grave - The Fall-Outs
Heavy Kids - Leather Uppers
Memphis Chicken - Gibson Bros.
10 Wheels for Jesus - Beasts of Bourbon
Wah-Hey - The A-Bones
Mascara, Miniskirts and Madness - Neanderthals

Friday, December 11, 2009

12/09/09 playlist: Go to Rhino Records

I finally got around to doing another I Love My Label spotlight this week. L.A.’s Rhino Records got the - full show salute this time. I brought in a crate and backpack full of Rhino releases and had a ton of stuff I didn’t get to. The label’s output over the last 30+ years has been amazing; let’s hope it does indeed have a future beyond download-only releases. For interesting reading on the history of Rhino Records and a discography, go here.

Download or stream the show right here.

And don't forget to donate to WMSE during the 15-hour marathon (chock full of excellent themed programming!) going on today (12/11)until 9 p.m.

There's Trouble Brewin' - Jack Scott – The Best of Cool Yule
Careless Santa - Mono Puff - Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Xmas
Be Bop Santa Claus - Babs Gonzales - Hipster's Holiday
Christmas in Jail - The Youngsters - Bummed Out Christmas!
Christmas Blues - Canned Heat - Blue Yule: Christmas Blues and R&B Classics
Silver Bells - Booker. T & The MG's – The Original Soul Christmas

The Swag - Link Wray - Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
I'm a Man - The Yardbirds – Ultimate!
Try It - The Standells - The Best of The Standells
No Way Out - Chocolate Watch Band - The Best of the Chocolate Watch Band
Woolly Bully – Love – Forever Changes (reissue)

Spasms - Little Willie John – Fever: The Best of Little Willie John
Bloodshot Eyes - Wynonie Harris – Bloodshot Eyes: The Best of Wynonie Harris
Tore Up Over You - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Sexy Ways: The Best of Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
Down in the Alley - The Clovers – The Best of the Clovers

Cast Iron Arm - Peanuts Wilson - Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly
Perkins' Wiggle - Carl Perkins - Original Sun Greatest Hits
Beaver Patrol - The Blazers – Cowabunga! The Surf Box
Dressed in Black - The Pussycats - Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found: One Kiss Can Lead To Another

Suburban Home - The Descendents - Left Of The Dial: Dispatches From The '80s Underground
Louie, Louie - The Last – The Best of Louie, Louie
When You Smile - Dream Syndicate – Days of Wine and Roses (reissue)
Something to Remember Me By - Steve Wynn – Kerosene Man
White Folk's Blood - House of Freaks – Tantilla
On the Radio (For Ray Davies) - Chris Stamey - Fireworks

Twist & Shout - Mae West – Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing Off
Daytripper - Mae West – Golden Throats: Celebrities Butcher the Beatles
The International Elvis Impersonators Convention Side 1:
Hound Dog - Yankel Prestein
Heartbreak Hotel - Gunga Maharesley
Love Me Tender - Elvis Von Borman

Mr. Pharmacist - The Other Half - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era
I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Boyce & Hart - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era
Farmer John - The Premiers - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era
Can't Seem to Make you Mine - The Seeds - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era
You Burn Me Up & Down - We The People - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

Hey Senorita - The Penguins – Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2
Right Around the Corner - 5 Royales - Monkey Hips And Rice: The "5" Royales Anthology
Maybe - The Chantels - Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3
Nothing But a Heartache – Flirtations - Beg, Scream & Shout: '60s Soul

Wishful Thinking - Wynn Stewart - Hillbilly Fever - Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast
Love Bug - George Jones - Best Of
Promised Land - Johnnie Allan - Alligator Stomp, Vol. 1
Nitty Gritty - Shirley Ellis - Bar-B-Que Soul-a-Bration!
Nuki Suki - Little Richard - What It Is! Funky Soul & Rare Grooves: 1967-1977
Feast of the Mau Mau - Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Voodoo Jive: The Best of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
She Ain't Got No Hair - Professor Longhair – Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge

Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric - D.I.Y. Teenage Kicks - UK Pop, Vol. 1
Baby It's You – Smith – Super Hits of The '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol. 1
I Wish It Would Rain - The Faces – Five Guys Walk Into a Bar …

Elenore - The Turtles – 20 Greatest Hits
Raw - Big Daddy Kane - Kurtis Blow Presents the History of Rap
Let It All Hang Out - Los Hombres - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Playlist for 12/2/09: I Want a Rock and Roll Guitar

For December, I’m planning on beginning with a holiday theme each week. I’ll probably do an hour of Christmas music or more on Dec. 23. Hope you dig that. New music from Ike Reilly, a Zero $ Quartet feature on Exene Cervenka and a lot of King Khan & BBQ Show, who I missed play at Mad Planet because I was on the radio. Sounds like it was just OK – or at least I’ll make myself feel better that way.

Download or stream this week's show right here.

Mr. Santa Claus (Bring My Baby Back) - Nathaniel Mayer & The Fabulous Twilights
Santa Had a Wreck - Terry Anderson & the Olympic Ass Kickin' Team
I Wanna Spend My Christmas With You - Phil Lee
Your Christmas Whiskey - Minus 5
Christmas on Interstate 80 - 5 Chinese Brothers

7 Come 11 - Ike Reilly
Sonny Liston's Blues - Chuck Prophet
Dan's Song - Frank Turner
Red Light Love - Those Darlins
Land of the Freaks - King Khan & the Shrines
Spin the Bottle - King Khan & BBQ Show

Who's Gonna Take Your Garbage Out - Rosie Flores
She Got the Ring (I Got the Finger) - Chuck Mead
Rock 'n' Roll Will Break Your Heart - John Paul Keith & the 145s
Cheater's World - Amy Allison

Playing Bogart - Any Trouble
In a Lonely Place - The Smithereens

Insane Thing - Exene Cervenka
Tavern Love - Exene Cervenka & the Original Sinners
Real Estate - Exene Cervenka
Why Don't We Try Anymore? - The Knitters
White Girl (acoustic) - X

Good as Gone - Vacant Lot
Sweet Nuthins - Trick Babys
*Outta My Mind - King Khan & BBQ
*Do the Chop - King Khan & BBQ

Tom, Dick n' Harry - Big Al Sears
Wiggle Waggle Woo - Sticks McGhee
Rock Roma Rock It - Scatman Crothers
96 Tears - Big Maybelle
I Hear You Talking - Beverly Jones & the Prestons
Forever - Henry & the Kasuals
She Shot a Hole in My Soul - Clifford Curry

Beat, Beat, Beat - The Sugar Stems
Baby (It's Gonna Be Alright) - The Flips
Money, Money - Beach Patrol

Call From Restricted - Doug Gillard
Late in the Day - Velvet Crush
Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam - The Vaselines
I Don't Feel Anything - Dutchess & the Duke

Turn Up the Heat - Magic Christian
Wait a Minute - The Holy Cows
Turn on the Water - Afghan Whigs
Hymn for Lonely Hearts- Eddie Hinton
Return of the Grievous Angel - Lucinda Williams and David Crosby
All the Same to You - Laura Cantrell
Happy Hour - Tin Star
Love in a Bottle - Daddy
As Mean as You Do - Workhorses of the Entertainment/Recreation Industry
It Don't Worry Me - Lost Crusaders
*By Request


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