Thursday, July 30, 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 (Soul-Tay-Shus)
Super Lover - Eddie Hinton - Dear Y'all: The Songwriting Sessions (Zane)
Go, Go Girl - Richard Berry & the Soul Searchers - Stompin' 33 (Stompin')
We Got to Slip Around - Bettye Lavette - Do Your Duty (Sundazed)

Summer (Of Our First Hello) - The Bigger Lovers - How I Learned to Stop Worrying (Black Dog)
The Present, Tense - The Rip Off Artists - Esque (Self-released)
Stereo - The Dipsomaniacs - Whatever Planet (Face Down)

I Love My Label (Bloodshot Records, Chicago)
My Old Drunk Friend - Freakwater - For a Life of Sin, Insurgent Country, Vol. 1
Little White Trash Boy - The Starkweathers - Hell-Bent, Insurgent Country, Vol. 2
Bottom of the Glass - Whiskeytown - Straight Outta Boone County
Roy - R.B. Morris - The Other Side of the Alley, Insurgent Country, Vol. 3

Victoria - Old 97's - Wreck Your Life
Liqour Store - Meat Purveyors - Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse
You've Got Some Cheating to Do - Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys - Your Favorite Fool
She Took a Lot of Pills and Died - Robbie Fulks - Country Love Songs
We've Never Met - Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - Furnance Room Lullaby

Red Door - The Waco Brothers - To the Last Dead Cowboy
White Lightning - The Waco Brothers - Cowboy in Flames
*It's Not Enough - The Waco Brothers - Electric Waco Chair
Do You Think About Me? - The Waco Brothers - Do You Think About Me?
Death of Country Music - The Waco Brothers - Live and Kickin' at Schubas Tavern
See Willy Fly By - Graham Parker & The Waco Brothers - Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records
Johnson to Johnson - The Waco Brothers - New Deal

Get on The Bus - The Bottle Rockets - Lean Forward
Papa was a Rodeo - Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts - Beneath the Country Underdog
Amy - Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
Flatchested Girl From Maynardville - Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminal's Starvation League - OK - I'm Sorry EP

Castanets - Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under the Influence
Cold Comfort - Rico Bell & The Snake Handlers - Dark Side of the Mersey
Bottle & A Bible - The Yayhoos - Fear Not the Obvious
Cocktails - Robbie Fulks - 13 Hillbilly Giants
Porch Song - Trailer Bride - Smelling Salts

Wrong Woman - Devil in the Woodpile - Division Street
Route 23 - Wayne Hancock - A Town Blues
Union Man - Split Lip Rayfield - Should Have Seen it Coming
Little Sadie - The Sadies - Precious Moments

Sweet Potato - Gore Gore Girls - Get the Gore
Puppet on a String - The Detroit Cobras - Tied & True
People Who Died - Porter Hall TN - For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records

* by request

Friday, July 24, 2009

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 Trade)
Academy Fight Song - Misson of Burma - Signals, Calls & Marches (Matador)

Baba Yaga - The Pagans - Teenage Shutdown: Things Been Bad (Crypt)
Jack of All Trades - The Henchmen - I've Had Enough!: Unissued Sixties Garage Acetates, Volume Four (Norton)
Pabst Blue Ribbon - Untamed Youth - Untamed Melodies (Norton)
What a Way to Die - The Pleasure Seekers - I Still Hate CD's: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection (Norton)

Get Back - Jimmy McCrackin - The Walk: Jimmy McCracklin at his Best (Razor & Tie)
Crawlin' King Snake - Roy Head - Dismal Prisoner (TMI)
Down Home Special - Bo Diddley - The Chess Box (Chess/MCA)
Ain't That Right - Marvin & Johnnny - Ace 30th Birthday Celebration: Doo Wop & Rock n' Roll (Ace)
Big Legged Woman - Jerry Lee Lewis - 18 Original Greatest Hits (Rhino)

Lovin' Up a Storm - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Crypt Style (1+2)
Are You on the Inside or Outside of Your Pants – Makers - Psychopathia Sexualis (Estrus)
I Wanna Be a Girl - King Khan & The Shrines – What is? (Vice)

7" Six Pack
Crybaby - The Sugar Stems (Bachelor)
Scorpio - The Dutchess & The Duke (Hozac)
Drop in & Drop Out - Charlie & The Moonhearts (Tic Tac Totally)
Bet the Farm - The Loose Rails (Prospective)
Don't Screw Up - Gumption (Spongebath)
Share - High Back Chairs (Dischord)

Ballad of Martin Luther King – Daddy – For a Second Time (Cedar Creek)
The Woman Downstairs - The Handsome Family- Throught the Trees (Carrot Top)
Jukebox of Steel - Son Volt - American Central Dust (Rounder)
Joseph Campell - Old Californio - Westering Again (Self-released)
No More Requests - Chuck Mead - Journeyman's Wager (Grassy Knoll)
Marie Marie - Davin Alvin & The Guility Women - S/T (Yep Roc)
Lift Your Leg - Joe Ely - Man of Somebody's Dream: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney (Yep Roc)

I'm Gonna Blow - Buck Owens - Young Buck: The Complete Pre-Capitol Recordings of Buck Owens (Audium)
Ernest Tubb 78s - Tommy Collins - One More Record Please (Bear Family)
Texas vs. Kentucky - Ernest Tubb & Red Foley - The Texas Troubador (Proper)
Turn That Gun Around - Jess Willard - Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Bear Family)
East Dallas Dagger - Durwood Daly - Country Hicks, Vol. 1 (Bark Log)

Seed Toss (acoustic) - Superchunk - Driveway to Driveway (Merge)
So it Goes - Broken West - I Can't Go On (Merge)
Invitation - Richard Buckner - Dents & Shells (Merge)
Scared Out of My Shoes - Lambchop - Tools in the Dryer (Merge)

Excuse While I Drink Myself to Death – Spent - Old Enough to Know Better: 15 Years of Merge Records - (Merge)
Take the Fifth – Spoon – Girls Can Tell (Merge)
Old New - Erectus Monotone - Old Enough to Know Better: 15 Years of Merge Records - (Merge)
Beautiful Things - 3D's - Old Enough to Know Better: 15 Years of Merge Records - (Merge)
Look to the East - Telekinesis - S/T (Merge)
Fear of Falling - The Clientiele - Survive & Advance, Vol. 2 (Merge)
Late Great Cassiopa Essex Green - Survive & Advance, Vol. 3 (Merge)
No One Will Ever Love you - Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (Merge)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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 - Wussy -S/T (Shake It)
Pretty as You Please - Ass Ponys - Some Stupid With a Flare Gun (Checkered Past)
Through With People - Barbara Manning - SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records:THE COVERS (Merge)
*Don't Pack It In - The Magnolias - Off the Hook (Alias)

Mary - The Dutchess and the Duke - She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke (Hardly Art)
Land of 1,000 Bars - The Goodnight Loving - Crooked Lake (Dusty Medical)
I Gotta Know - The Sugar Stems - EP (Self-Released)
Girl Behind the Bar - Rip Off Artists - S/T (Self-Released)
Found Missin' - Terry Anderson & The Olympic Ass Kickin Team - National Champions (Doublenaught)
Howlin' at Midnight - The Corn Sisters - The Other Women (Mint Records)


7-inch Six-Pack
Treat Her Right - Jack Ward (Starday)
Well, I Did Last Night - Mickey Newbury (Hickory)
You Don't Love Me - Billy Lee Riley (Entrance)
For the Good Times - Charles Brown (King)
No Sad Songs - Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)
Sweet, Sweet Woman - Joe Tex (Dial)

*A New England - Billy Bragg - Peel Session Album (Strange Fruit)
Baby's Got New Plans - The Mayflies USA - Summertown (Yep Roc)
Turn On and On - The 27 Various - Fine (Clean)
Heart I Had - Plexi 3 - Tides of Change (Certified PR)
Personal Property - The Reckless Hearts - Get Up & Run (Off the Hip)

Beer Money - The Young Fresh Fellows - Refreshments (Pop Llama/Frontier)
Shake Your Magazines - The Young Fresh Fellows - I Think This Is (Yep Roc)
Cry - The Pontiac Brothers - Fuzzy Little Piece of the World (Frontier)
Six Pack on the Dashboard - The Jayhawks - S/T (Bunkhouse)
Bored of Edukation - Paul Westerberg - Bored of Edukation (Self-Released)
Get Down River - The Bottle Rockets - Hell-Bent: Insurgent Country Volume 2 (Bloodshot)

Make Up Your Mind - Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers - The Disco Outlaw (Goner)
The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing - The Gibson Bros. - The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing (Homestead)
Miss Maggie Ann – The Memphis Goons - Shangri-La: 10 Years (1989-1998) (Shangri-La)
Black Sheep - Reigning Sound - Live at Goner Records (Goner)

Baby What's Wrong - The Chatham Singers - Juju Cladius (Damaged Goods)
The Axeman Cometh - Billly Childish & the Blackands – The Original Chatham Jack (Sub Pop)
Comanche - Billy Childish – I am the Billy Childish (Sub Pop)
Believe Me No.2 - Holly Golightly - Singles Round Up (Damaged Goods)

You're a Humdinger - Farmer Boys – Flash, Crash and Thunder (Bear Family)
Have You Heard the News - Link Davis - Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B (El Toro)
Take Your Hands Off It (The Birthday Cake Song) - Billy Hughes Griddle Greasin' Daddies And Dirty Cowboys (Jasmine)
Ding Dong Mama From Tennessee - Jimmy Myers - From Boppin’ Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly (Proper)


Destination Greenpoint – Fleshtones – Do You Swing? (Yep Roc)
Haunted Beach Party - The Pandoras - It’s About Time (ESD)
Summertime Blues - The Outsiders – Back From The Grave, Vol. 1 (Crypt)
Intoxica - The Centurians - Pulp Surfin’ (Del-Fi)
Gonna Get Down - Bobbyteens - Fast Livin' & Rock N' Roll (Estrus)
Holy Rollers Rockin' in a Killin Machine - Bodeco - Bone Hair and Hide (Homestead)
Let's Forgive Each Other - Bad Livers - Horses in the Mines (Quarterstick)

* By request

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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 of Trains (Midnight)
Exit 194B - Richmond Fontaine - The Fitzgerald (El Cortez)
Big Beat Up Moon - The Minus 5 - Killingsworth (Yep Roc)

MM 17 - Bob Mould - Life and Times (Anti)
Oceans in the Way - Dinosaur Jr. - Farm (Jagjaguwar)
Last Train to Satansville - Swervedriver - Mezcal Head (Second Motion)
Two Ways Out - Darker My Love - 2 (Dangerbird)
You'll Never See That Summertime Again - Friends - Single Friends (Summerhouse)

7-inch Six-Pack
Doug Fieger's Blues - Finger - 7" (Hippy Knight)
Busted at 5 O'Clock - Crawdad - 7" (KranePool)
Coffee Cup Revisted - 18th Dye - 7" (Quixotic/Dot Dot Dot)
My Life is Wrong - East River Pipe - 7" (Hell Gate)
It's Up to You - Big Red Ball - 7" (Prospective)
Flies - The Cucumbers - 7" (Zero Hour)

Hell No, I Ain't Happy - The Drive By Truckers - Decoration Day (New West)
White Cross/Patty's Gone - Mercyland - No Feet on the Cowling (Tupelo)
A Trailer's a Trailer - Dashboard Saviors - Kitty (Medium Cool)
Back of a Bible - Patterson Hood - Mudering Oscar (And Other Love Songs) (Ruth St.)

Red Light Love - Those Darlins - S/T (Oh Wow Dang)
Summer - Schnitzel - Southbound Freight (Self-released)
July 1 Near Helena, MT - New Heathens - Heathens Like Me (Self-released)
Wash and Fold - Daddy - For a Second Time (Cedar Creek)

El Picador - Calexico - Hot Rail (Quarterstick)
Clock Strikes Twelve - The Sidewinders - !Cuacha! (San Jacinto)
Black Night - Green on Red - S/T (Down There)
Defintely Clean - Dream Syndicate - Days of Wine and Roses (Ruby)
I Look Around - Rain Parade - Left Of The Dial: Dispatches From The '80s Underground (Rhino)

Palestine One Mile - Think as Incas - Palestine One Mile (Doink)
Marlboro Man - Rhythm Pigs - Choke on This (Mordham)
Rocket Reducer (Bama Lama Fa Fa Fa) - Mighty Mofos - Sho' Hard (Treehouse)
I Swear - Spiral Jetty - Tour of Homes (Incas)

Better Than Nothing - John P. Strohm - Vestavia (Flat Earth)
Strike Me Down - The Reindeer Section - Son of Evil Reindeer (Bright Star/Pias)
Gerry Cheevers - Cheeky Monkey - Four Arms to Hold You (Big Deal)
I Don't Want to See You Anymore - Michael Shelley - Half Empty (Big Deal)
Heart's Expired - Will Rigby - Sidekick Phenomenon (Egon)
Turn it Up - Perfect - Once, Twice, Three Times a Maybe (Rykodisc)
Goodbye 3 a.m. - The Dipsomaniacs - Whatever Planet (Face Down)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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)
Sebadoh
She Cracked - Velvet Crush - A Singles Odyssey (Action Musik) Modern Lovers
Whenever Your Ready - Young Fresh Fellows - The World of the Zombies (PopLlama) Zombies

True Love Travels on a Gravel Path - Afghan Whigs - Uptown Avondale EP (Sub Pop) Percy Sledge
Who's Lovin You - The Jackson 5 - Beg, Scream and Shout (Rhino) Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
King of the Road - Joe Tex - More Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country (Trikont) Roger Miller
Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Men OST (Concord/Stax) Kenny Rogers and The First Edition

Hard To Handle - Toots Hibbert- Toots in Memphis (Mango) Otis Redding
One Night - Jackie Brown - All Shook Up: A Reggae Tribute to the King (Trojan) Elvis
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Sizzla - Is It Rolling Bob? Dub Versions of Jamaica (Sanctuary/RAS) Bob Dylan

7-inch Six-Pack
E too D- The 27 Various - 7" (Susstone) Small Faces
Girl Don't Tell Me - Gumball - 7" (Get Hip) Beach Boys
Hotel Loneliness - Huevos Rancheros - 7" (Get Hip) Link Wray
Flip, Flop & Fly - '68 Comeback - 7" (Get Hip) Big Joe Turner
White Elephant - Arcwelder - 7" (Touch & Go) Volcano Suns
Bad Karma - The Spinnanes - 7" (Sub Pop) Crackerbash

Show Me the Way - Dinosaur Jr. - 12" (SST) Peter Frampton
Sun Arise - The Godfathers - Hit by Hit - Deluxe Edition (Link) Rolf Harris
Biff Bang Pow - Southern Culture on the Skids - Mojo Box (Yep Roc) The Creation
You Can't Get Him Frankenstein - Fleshtones - Flaming Burnout (Man's Ruin) Castle Kings
Crosstie Walker - Peter Zaremba & Paul Johnson - John Fogerty Wrote a Song for Everybody (Pravda) John Fogerty

Forever Came Today - The Backsliders - Southern Lines (Mammoth) Eric Ambel
Roam - The Yayhoos - Put the Hammer Down (Lakeside) B-52's
Crazy Like a Fox - Terry Anderson & the Olympic Ass Kickin' Team - You Can't Bite Me With a Monkey in Your Mouth (Doublenaught) NRBQ
Total Destruction to Your Mind - Eric Ambel - Roscoe's Gang (Enigma) Swamp Dogg

Sam Stone - Swamp Dogg - The Exellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 2 (S.D.E.G.) John Prine
OD'd in Denver - Go to Blazes - And Other Crimes (Self-released) Hank Williams Jr.
Silver Wings - Marshall Crenshaw - Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone) Merle Haggard
Mama Tried - Old 97's - Hitchhike to Rhome (Big Iron) Merle Haggard

Cinnamon Girl - That Petrol Emotion - Live (Mansfield) Neil Young
Down the Road Apiece - Roy Loney & the Phantom Movers - Phantom Tracks (Solid Smoke) Chuck Berry
Can't Seem to Make You Mine - Alex Chilton - Stuff (New Rose) Seeds
Have Love Will Travel - Sky Saxon - The King Of Garage Rock (Cleopatra) Richard Berry
Louie, Louie - Black Flag - Wasted Again (SST) The Kingsmen
High School Confidential - Hasil Adkins - Out to Hunch (Norton) Jerry Lee Lewis
Betty & Dupree - Billy Lee Riley - Red Hot Riley (Sun Charley) Chuck Willis
Wild Wild Lover - Flat Duo Jets - S/T (Dog Gone) Benny Joy
Viva Las Vegas - Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (Alternative Tentacle) Elvis

Sneetches with Shoes - I Wanna Be With You - Super Fantastic Mega Smash Hits! (Pravda) The Raspberries
Hey Deanie - The Nicoteens - Raspberries Preserved (Ginger) The Raspberries
Questiongly - The Vidallias -Stayin' in the Doghouse (Upstart) The Ramones
Truckstop Girl - Kelly Willis – Rig Rock Deluxe (Diesel Only) Little Feat
Lookin' For A Love - Jack. O And The Tear Jerkers - Don't Throw Your Love Away (SFTRI) Bobby Womack
Games People Play - The Pleasure Barons - Live in Las Vegas (Hightone) Joe South

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