Saturday, February 26, 2011

Playlist for 2/25/11: Something Wild

This week’s opening theme was brought to you by the year 1986, 25 years gone. Watched this movie, also of 1986 vintage and starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, and by gosh The Feelies, when I got home. New music from the Insomniacs, Occult Detective Club and Left Lane Cruiser. Tune in next week for a live set from Trent Fox & the Tenants.

Download or stream the Feb. 25 show right here.

How Far Can Too Far Go ? – The Cramps
Slipping Into Something – The Feelies
Erica’s Word – Game Theory
Truck Train Tractor – The Pastels
I Was Lead to Believe – Thee Mighty Caesars

Up From the Underground – Occult Detective Club
Weinerschnitzel – The Descendents
Surf Combat – Naked Raygun
Thorns in Roses – The Exploding Hearts
Their Walls Around You – Occult Detective Club

Jokes – Trent Fox & the Tenants
St. Lita Ford Blues – Redd Kross
Get Me Back – Teengenerate
Pain in the Ass – The Candy Snatchers
Dairy Queen – The Dwarves

Go No Further – The Demolition Doll Rods
354 – The Devil Dogs

Local Lunchbox
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Fatty Acids
Function of the Heart – Faux Fir
Light Polluted Constellations – Fatty Acids
Modern Love – Faux Fir

Just Enjoy – The Insomniacs
Alice White – The Insomniacs
Funkensteen – The Insomniacs
Help Murder Police – The Insomniacs
My Favorite Story – The Insomniacs
Mental Holiday – The Insomniacs

All Night Boppin’ – The Real Kids
I Wanna Dance With You – Caroline & The Treats
Agile, Mobile and Hostile – The Goldstars
Miniskirt Blues – Simon Stokes & The Heathen Angels
Adult High – Preacher’s Kids
You Give Me Nothing – The Fleshtones

A Likely Lad – Hans Rotenberry & Brad Jones
Don’t Look Down – The Shazam
Fair Weather Fans – The Baseball Project

Put Your Love on Me – Jack Oblivian
You Talk I Listen (Goin to the Get High Shack) – Ross Johnson
Wild, Wild Women – Tav Falco and the Unapproachable Panther Burns
A Gal Named Joe – Mac Sales w/ the Esquire Trio
Pure Sugar Cane – John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives

24 Hr. – Left Lane Cruiser
Judgment Day – Jack O’ Fire
I’m a Lover Not a Fighter – Dowliners Sect
Maybe I Was Wrong – Bleed
Speed Kills – Bleed
I’m Gonna Be a Wheel – The Senders
Baptize Me in Wine – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Take Some Ludes and Get Funky – Johnny Legend and his Rockabilly Bastards
You Got to Move – Rev. John Wilkins

Monday, February 21, 2011

Playlist for 2-18-11: The King & I

Huge thanks to the Paul Collins Beat for delivering an excellent 5-song set and sitting down for an interview afterward last week on Zero Hour! New music from the Baseball Project, Piney Gir’ Country Show, the Dyes, Go Time and Victoria De Mare.

Download or stream the Feb. 18 show right here and while you are there buy a ticket to the WMSE Rockabilly Chili Contest.

King of the Road – Joe Tex
King-Sized Papa – Julie Lee
King Kong – Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
If I Was King – The Backsliders
King & Caroline – Guided by Voices
Tribute to a King – William Bell

Shake (Live) – Otis Redding
Good Life – The Dirtbombs
We All Love Peanut Butter – The One Way Streets
96 Tears – Big Maybelle

White Wedding – Piney Gir’ Country Show
Can’t Let Go – The Dickies
She Has a Funny Walk – The Electric Mess
Worlds on Fire – Victoria De Mare
Have Love Will Travel – The Sonics
Caldonia – Carl Perkins

Just Forget About Me – The Dyes
Stacked Nasty – The Shandels

Local Lunchbox
Color Radio – The Midwest Beat
Better than Before – Joseph Huber
I Hate Valentine’s Day – Jonathan Burks
Molly, Molly – The Midwest Beat

Ichiro Goes to the Moon – The Baseball ProjectOne & Lonely – Go Time

The Straw That Stirs the Drink – The Baseball Project
Your Imagination – Shoes
Seven-Day Weekend – Elvis Costello

I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend – Eric Ambel
This Life’s For Me – Government Cheese
Coahuila – The Old ‘97s
I Left My Muse – The Sights

Brown Trash – The Tandoori Knights
Gonna Dance All Night – Hardrock Gunter & the Pebbles
Playboy – Wayland Chandler

Next in Line – The Sugar Stems
Black ‘n’ Blue – The Sugar Stems
7L – The Three Graces
Gutterball – The Goldtones
Are You Ready for the Country – Southern Culture on the Skids

No Name Girl – Billy Lee Riley
Googlia Moo – Bo Diddley
Barbara – The Gibson Bros.

Paul Collins Beat Live
Paper Doll
C’mon Let’s Go
Rock ‘n’ Roll Girl
Don’t Wait Up for Me Tonight
Doin’ It for the Ladies

I Got It Made in the Shade – James Duncan

Paul Collins Beat Interview

The Book of Love – Clarence Murray

Monday, February 14, 2011

Playlist for 2-11-11: The Terrible Twos

Zero Hour celebrated two years on the air with a little help from the likes of Charlie Feathers, the Lost Crusaders, All, the Two Tears and, of course, Unknown. I’m very much honored to have Paul Collins on the show this Friday in advance of his show at Club Garibaldi’s. Don’t forget to tune in! 91.7 or

Download or stream the Feb. 11 show right here.

Two to Choose – Charlie Feathers
Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right – Compulsive Gamblers
Two Time Loser – Wheels on Fire
To Turn a Tune or Two – The Strange Boys
Drinkin’ For Two – The Hollisters
We’re Two of a Kind – Slim Harpo

She’s My Ex – All
Jenny G – The Push Kings
Love is Dead – The Mr. T Experience
Out in the Streets – Downbeat 5

Outta My Mind – Trent Fox & The Tenants
Nautiloid Surf – The Nautiloids
When Tomorrow Comes – Cheap Time
Eat People – Two Tears
Can-Nana Fever – Guitar Wolf

Cone of Light – The Almighty Defenders
Shake the Boogie – Sonny Boy Williamson
Whoa Boy – Luke McDaniel

Local Lunchbox
Head vs. Heart – Trolley
My Actions Are My Words – Trolley
More than a Man – Trolley

C’mon Let’s Go – Paul Collins
I Can’t Go On Loving You – The Electric Mess
Simone – The Electric Mess
The Hunter – Unknown
Please Yo’ Self – The Frowning Clouds

Wheels of Soul – Dan Montgomery
Come as You Are/Lucifer Sam – Southern Culture on the Skids
Modern Lovers – Girl Haggard
Have You Heard About the World – Lost Crusaders
It Don’t Worry Me – Lost Crusaders
I Worn My Body So Long – T-Model Ford

Tattoo Lady – Lord Creator
Bodacious – U.S. Rockets
Rock Everybody Rock – McKinley Mitchell
The Bee – The A-Bones
Someone’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In – Earl Vince & the Valiants
Preacher Man – The Jive Kings

I Won’t Come Crawling Back to You – Melvin Davis
Stuff – Jeanette Williams
There Stands the Glass – The Shadows
Heart of Stone – Coba Seas
Harriette, It’s You – Gentlemen Jesse & His Men
I Wanna Know – Lenny Kaye

Friday Night on a Dollar Bill – Huelyn Duvall
Do the Roach – Little James & the Eldorados
Zoola Zooky – Johnny Alderson
Gone But Not Forgotten – The Cover Girls
Heartbeat – The Daywins
Watsui – Invictus

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Playlist for 2-4-11: The rabbit sat down and cried just like a little child

Blind Lemon Jefferson and others helped me salute the Year of the Rabbit to open the show. New music this week from the Godfathers, the Fleshtones, the Dirtbombs, Trent Fox & The Tenants, and Hans Rotenberry & Brad Jones. Tune into WMSE this Friday from noon to 3 p.m. when the legendary Godfathers stop by Zero Hour. And speaking of legends, Paul Collins, the king of power pop himself, will perform on Zero Hour on Feb. 18!

Update: Due to a visa mishap, the Godfathers show Friday in Milwaukee has been cancelled, so no Zero Hour visit. Dang it.

Download or stream the Feb. 11 show right here.

Jack Rabbit – Icky Renrut
Blue Jumped the Rabbit - Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early
Rabbit Foot Blues – Blind Lemon Jefferson
I Hates Rabbits – Jerry Neal
Peter Rabbit – The Presidents
Buckingham Rabbit – The Silver Jews

Froggy Mountain Shakedown – Hans Rotenberry & Brad Jones
Pearly Gates – The Mockers
Miles & Miles to Go – Brad Jones
Little Truths – Bastards of Melody

Bite of My Soul – The Fleshtones
Cosmic Cars – The Dirtbombs
Your Beating Heart – Jay Banarjee
Why Do U Make Me Feel Like That – The Witches

Local Lunchbox
Mess Around - Trent Fox & The Tenants
(It’s Always) Rico, Rico, Rico – The Mistreaters
Dude Squad – The Mistreaters
Kiss You – Ramma Lamma

Funky Football – Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds
I Resign From Your Love – Syl Johnson
Mom, Won’t You Teach Me to Monkey – Little Emmet Sutton
Football – The Swinging Seven

Leave My Kitten Alone – The Sonics
Tiger Man – Rufus Thomas
Put the Pot On Mary – Poontang Perkins
Sick, Sick, Sick – Terry Corin & Her Boyfriends

Back Into the Future – The Godfathers
Why Do We Have to Meet in the Dark – Thee Wylde Oscars
It’s My Life – Coba Seas
Bailando – Los Explosivos
Cherry Bomb – Wheels on Fire

People Who Died – Government Cheese
Kentucky Home – Government Cheese
I Miss Ronald Reagan – Daddy
Throwing it All Away – Adam Thorn & The Top Buttons

Any Good Englishman – The Singing Loins
Look Out! – Peter Case
Helen – Paul Collins
I Don’t Want to Be Like This – The Parting Gifts
Sadness Kicked the Door In – The Volebeats

Try Me One More Time – The Demon’s Claws
I Don’t Want to Follow You – The Royal Purple
Tubby – Los Straitjackets
Come On and Get It – Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Don’t Bug Me Baby – Joe “King” Carrasco & The Crowns
Daddy Rollin’ Stone – Derek Martin
Done Done the Slop – Ervin Rucker


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