Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Playlist for 3/26/10: Children by the Million










Sorry, belated in posting my playlist this week. New music from The Boston Spaceships and Gwil Owen, a theme in honor of this past weekend's (very fruitful to my record collection) WMSE & Friends Rummage Sale, and a tribute to the late, great Alex Chilton. I smell a baseball theme happening on this Friday’s show.

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Stack-o-Records – Tom Tall – One More Record Please
Blowout – Johnny & the Volumes
I Hate CD’s – Legendary Stardust Cowboy – I Hate CD's: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 1
Gonna Have Me a Yard Sale – Hasil Adkins – Achy Break Ha, Ha, Ha
Happy Songs Sell Records, Sad Songs Sell Beer – Jim Ford – Sounds of Our Time
Turn the Record Over – Vernon Oxford - One More Record Please

Bug Men – The Tommy Jay Band – Skulls Without Borders
Lookin’ for a Cave Girl – Chain & the Gang – Down With Liberty … Up With Chains
Starry Eyes – Veronica Falls – Found Love in Graveyard
Eddy Current Supression Ring - Tuning Out - Rush to Relax

The Way Out – The Boston Spaceships – Camera Found The Raygun
Exit Planes – Tobin Sprout - Moonflower Plastic (Welcome To My Wig Wam)
Drink it Dry – Wild America - Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010
I Apologize – Husker Du – New Day Rising

*Castanets – Alejandro Escovedo – Man Under The Influence
Days of Silver and Gold – The Scruffs – Conquest
I’ve Been Away – Dennis Diken – Late Music
Mr. Broccoli – Tall Dwarfs - Weeville

Local Lunchbox
Under New Management - Crappy Dracula - Almost
Work - Crappy Dracula - Almost
Street Thing – Red Stuff – The Best of Hot Rod Love
Surf Waltz – Red Stuff – The Best of Hot Rod Love

Party Life – The Mighty Hannibal – Hannibalism
Second Chance – Z.Z. Hill – Soul Patrol, Vol. 3
How Could I Help But Love You – Aaron Neville – Hercules
Your Good Thing is About to End – Mable John – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, Vol. 1

There Should Be a Book – Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet – Crazy 8’s
Big Big Love – Will Kimbrough – Wings
Can’t Hide My Love – Gwil Owen – Ahab’s Birthday
Don’t You Know - David Hidalgo & Louie PĂ©rez – The Long Goodbye

Visa Cards and Antique Mirrors - Windbreakers - Run
Small Town Romance – Bobby Sutliff – Only Ghosts Remain
A Spy in the House of Love – The Db’s – Like This

Alex Chilton tribute, RIP
My Rival - Alex Chilton – Like Flies on Sherbert
Can’t Seem To Make You Mine – The Seeds - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 2
Hook or Crook – The Cheater Slicks - Cheapo Crypt Sampler #2!
Tina the Go-Go Queen – Tav Falco & The Panther Burns – Characters

September Gurls (live) – Big Star – Nobody Can Dance
Hey Little Child – Tommy Keene – Real Underground
B-A-B-Y – Carla Thomas – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, Vol. 1
Single Again – Alex Chilton – Set
Nowhere is My Home – The Replacements – Tim (Rhino reissue)

Baby Strange – Big Star – Keep An Eye on the Sky
Trouble Don’t Last – Guitar Slim – Sufferin’ Mind
Early in the Morning – The Gories – I Know You Fine, But How You Doin’
When My Baby’s Beside Me – Big Star -#1 Record/Radio City
Nighttime – Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers
Every Day As We Grow Closer – Alex Chilton – Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story
Don’t Worry Baby – Alex Chilton – Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story
It Tears Me Up – The Box Tops – Tear Off
* By request

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Playlist for 3/12/10: The Killer and other action shakers








Action-packed show this week. The 1:00 hour featured interviews with Jack and Dan from the Carolinas to talk about the Townes Van Zandt Tribute and Birthday Bash going on last night at Linneman’s in honor of the late, great man and a phoner with author Joe Bonomo. Read my review of Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found here. I played an hour of songs inspired by Joe’s books afterward, and both the interview and rowdy music were a blast. My wife and I are heading to spring training in Florida on Tuesday, so no Zero Hour for me next week. You will be in capable hands of all-star substitute DJ Good John, who has agreed to sit in for me. I started the show with a set from Florida-based performers in honor of our trip to the Sunshine State.

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All Love All Gone – Charlie Pickett – Bar Band Americanus
South by So What – Ronny Elliott – My Nerves Are Bad Tonight
Home By Eleven - Steve Alaimo & The Red Coats – Rampage
Goin’ Back to Miami – Wayne Cochran
Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do - Betty Wright – The Best Of

Stay With Me – The Dictators – Everyday is Saturday
On Our Way – Pierced Arrows – Descending Shadows
It Came Out of the Sky – The Scientists – Absolute

Tomorrow Is – Insomniacs – Get Something Going
The Capitol – Visqueen – Message to Garcia
First Mate Rigby - Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby - Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby

Turnstyled, Junkpiled – Townes Van Zandt – Anthology
Rex’s Blues – James McMurtry And The Heartless Bastards - Live in Aught-Three
White Freight Liner Blues – Steve Earle – Rig Rock Deluxe
I’ll be Here in the Morning - Townes Van Zandt – Anthology

Local Lunchbox
Interview with Jack Rice and Dan Patscot

Mr. Gold and Mr. Mud – Townes Van Zandt – Anthology
To Live is to Fly - – Townes Van Zandt – Anthology

How Can I Face Tomorrow – A Loose Confederation of Saturday City States -45 (Mark Linkous RIP)
More Questions Than Answers – Graham Parker – Imaginary Television
Good To Be - Backyard Tire Fire – Good To Be

Interview with author Joe Bonomo

Mean Woman Blues – Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club - Hamburg
High School Confidential – Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club - Hamburg
Money - Jerry Lee Lewis – Live at the Star Club-Hamburg
Sick and Tired – Jerry Lee Lewis - Sun Recordings, vol. 4
Be Bop A Lula – Jerry Lee Lewis – Sun Recordings, Vol. 5

American Music – The Blasters – American Music
Wine – James Luther Dickinson – Dixie Fried
Lovin’ Up Storm – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Big Little Baby – Rev. Horton Heat – Holy Roller
Shake Some Action - Charlie Pickett – Bar Band Americanus

New York City – Fleshtones – Take a Good Look
American Beat – The Fleshtones – Blast Off!
High on Drugs – Full-Time Men – Your Face, My Fist
Medicine Man – Fleshtones - Turban Renewal - A Tribute To Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs

Hey Sah Lo Ney – Mickey Lee Lane – 45
Kitty Kitty – Floyd Dakil Four – Garage Hangover
8 Teen - ? & The Mysterians – 45
Ruler of My Heart – Irma Thomas – Time is On My Side

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Playlist for 3/5/10: Weird Hot Days







In honor of Sunday’s Rockabilly Chili extravaganza, I began the first hour with songs about hot and heat and assorted things you might find at my favorite annual WMSE event. My stomach is ready for the madness – is yours? New music this week from Veronica Falls, Quasi and Chicago’s recently reunited Blacks. Tune in next week when I interview author Joe Bonomo, who has penned books on the Fleshtones and Jerry Lee Lewis and has a forthcoming 33 1/3 entry on AC/DC’s Highway to Hell.

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Weird Hot Nights – The Wild Thing – Aliens, Psychos and Wild Things
Hot Tamales – Bobby Hatfield - Heartattack! 1954-1965: Wild & Crazy L.A. R&B, Vol. 2
Them Hot Pants – Lee Sain – Complete Stax, Vol. 2
Heat – Betty White – Oxford American 10th Annual Music Issue
Hot Freaks – Guided By Voices - Human Amusements At Hourly Rates

40lb. Block of Cheese – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Rockabilly Monkey Faced Girl – Ross Johnson – Make It Stop
Cold Beer Hello – The V-Roys – Just Add Ice
Meat off the Bone – The Gourds - Bolsa De Agua

Turning Up the Heat – Any Trouble – Where are all the Nice Girls
Rockabilly Party – Quasi – American Gong
Daddy Wants a Cold Beer – The A-Bones - Daddy Wants a Cold Beer

Onions, Onions – The Farmer Boys – Flash, Crash and Thunder
Fat Meat – Jim Wynn – The Speciality Story
Beans - Beans Hambone & El Morrow - Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows 1926–1937
You Bring the Heat and I’ll Bring the Meat – Jonny Z and Bobby Rivera
Green Onions (live) – Johnny Thunders – Hurt Me

Local Lunchbox
Dark Clan interview
Seething Under Smiles
New London
FAC 501

Found Love in a Graveyard – Veronica Falls – Single
When We’re Dead and Gone –The Moaners - Blackwing Yalobusha
True Love – Spiral Stairs – The Real Feel

Someone I Could Be True With – Sloan – Never Hear the End of It
Don’t Look Down – The Shazam – Meteor
*Alone in the Endzone – Radio Birdman - Essential
Kill Someone You Hate – Sparklemotion – S/T
16 Lines – Big Drill Car – CD Type Thing

Nowhere Nights – Kasey Anderson – Nowhere Nights
La, La (La, La, La) Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks – It’s Not as Bad as It Looks
Young & Beautiful – The Blacks – In Sickness & Health
Gamblin’ Man Blues – Ken Will Morton – True Grit
Last Call Comes Mighty Early Around Here – Gutterball - Turnyor Hedinkov

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! – The Plimsouls - Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal
Baby You Crazy – Nick Curran & the Lowlifes – Reform School Girl
Radiates That Charm - Downbeat 5 - Alright, This Time Just the Girls ,Volume 2
High School Confidential - ’68 Comeback – 7”
Harpoon Man - Big Foot Chester - 7”
*Tried To Hide - 13th Floor Elevators – I Have Always Been Here Before
Sympathy For the Devil - Chris Wilson - 7”
*Sweet Young Thing - Chocolate Watch Band – Best of
Have Love Will Travel – The Sonics - 7”

* By request

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