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Flashlite #338

July 30th, 2015

Ultimate PaintingToday we start off with an Australian band The On and Ons who serve as a backup band for Paul Collins when he plays over there. But they are also a band on their own and The On and Ons Calling is their new record. The band is consisted of former members of Zeros, Stems and Hoodoo Gurus. This also made me look up Hard-Ons. It turns out, they recently had a new record called Peel Me Like An Egg, which I have overseen until now. Scott Reynolds recorded a new album a couple of months ago in his bedroom, so we check it out. Ultimate Painting are a duet from London (Jack Cooper and James Hoare) and we check them out for the first time here at the Little Lighthouse. Todd Rundgren recently teamed up with two Norwegian artists Emil Nikolaisen and Hans Peter Lindstrøm for an unusual new album called Runddans.

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Richard Jones – The Moon is Made of Gold;
The On and Ons – Long Ride;
Hard-Ons – Close To The Ground;
Hard-Ons – Bye Bye Girl;
Faux Killas – Atom Smasher;
Scott Reynolds – Ladders Made of Smoke;
Cairo Gang – A Heart Like Yours;
Bonnie Prince Billy – Night Noises;
Ray Wiley Hubbard (Live in CLE);
Boz Scaggs – Hell to Pay;
Rickie Lee Jones – Valtz De Mon Pere (Lovers’ Oath);
Ultimate Painting – The Ocean;
Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen and Hans Peter Lindstrøm – Runddans;
Eamon McGrath – Bottles of Love;
Grover Wells and Group – Rosie (Blues Alphabet);
Ultimate Painting – The Ocean (reprise).

Flashlite #337

July 23rd, 2015

SherwinToday we introduce Sherwin from Lancester, PA. We also check out some new tunes from Barreracudas (Atlanta GA) and Step-Panther (from Sydney AU). Good old Keith Richards has a new single and it sounds amazingly fresh. The second part of today’s show is dedicated to my friends Žikica and Skoča who lost a good home to their radio shows, because their radio station was shut down. Those shows are my favorites and I can only hope that they will find a new home and a new way to continue with their work as soon as possible. We also say the last goodbye to Wayne Carson Thompson (who wrote The Letter, Neon Rainbow and You Are Always on My Mind) and the keyboard player Eric Wrixon, the founding member of Them and Thin Lizzy (although he stayed with them only long enough to record early singles).

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The Flesh Eaters – Radio Dies Screaming;
Sherwin – Disposition;
Step-Panther – Something Must Be Done;
Step-Panther – Jimmy;
The Winkies – Long Song Coming;
Bob Seger – Long Song Comin’;
The Barreracudas – Girl;
The Barreracudas – Shampoo;
Robin Frederick – Been Smoking Too Long;
Dax Riggs – Been Smoking Too Long (Live in CLE);
Elmo Williams – Been Here And Gone (Blues Alphabet);
The Honeybeats – Fa Cone Vuoi;
Fairport Convention – Si Tu Dois Partir;
The Flying Burrito Brothers – If You Got To Go;
The Box Tops – Neon Rainbow;
Them – Gloria;
Keith Richards – Troubled;
The Killer Shrwes – Don’t Let the Bastards Wear You Down (Illegitimi Non Carborundum);
Wayne County – Fuck Off;
Meat Puppets – Six Gallon Pie;
Neil Young – Hey Hey My My;
Green On Red – We Shall Overcome;
Big Star – Thirteen.

Flashlite #336

July 16th, 2015

Ezra FurmanWe start off with two new tunes from Ezra Furman from Boston. Then we have a new super-duet by Neil Michael Hagerty from Royal Trux and James Jackson Toth from Wooden Wand. The band is called Hagerty Toth Band. We play a brand new tune from The Cynics, which I recorded at their live show in Cleveland. Cairo Gang come from Chicago. The brightest spot in today’s show is the introduction of the new LP Gravy for Faux Killas from Memphis, which is probably the best album that came out this year so far.

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The Left Banke – I Havn’t Got The Nerve;
Ezra Furman – Hark! To the Music;
Ezra Furman – Devil’s Haircut;
Moldes – El Amante;
Bernay’s Propaganda – Pogrešno zname;
Haggerty Toth Band – Angel Coffee;
Faux Killas – Leaving You;
Moloch – I Can Think The Same Of You;
Big Star – O My Soul (Alternate Version);
Gram Parsons – Cry One More Time;
Alexis Corner – How Long (Blues Alphabet);
Cynics – Here Comes The Dawn (Live in CLE);
The Cairo Gang – Ice Fishing;
Nowhere – Anytime;
Thee Oh Sees – Web;
Chuck Berry – Hey Pedro;
Yardbirds – Putty In Your Hands.

Flashlite #335

July 9th, 2015

Kelley MickweeToday we go back to Ricked Wicky – Robert Pollard’s new band with his old friends. It’s already their second album this year. Umreti Fit, a band from Szeged in Hungary, has a new record Zvezde na plafonu, their first LP. Sonny Landreth, legendary guitar player from Louisiana is also back with the new record. Also in Louisiana, we check out a new singer songwriter here at the Little Lighthouse, Johnny Sansone. Other new names in today’s show are Mesa Cosa, a Mexican/Australian band and Tough Age from Vancouver CA. Finally, we check out a new song by Kelley Mickwee, out of Austin, recorded live in Cleveland.

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Anastasia Screamed – Tornado;
Umreti Fit – Ševrole;
Mesa Cosa – Inocente;
Kelley Mickwee – Hotel Jackson;
Kelley Mickwee – Closer (Live in CLE);
Sonny Landreth – Simcoe Street;
Sonny Landreth – C’est Chaud;
Spooks – Sinister Forces;
Johnny Sansone – Lady On the Levee;
Ricked Wicky – Jargon of Clones;
Giant Sand – Every Now And Then;
Howe Gelb – Every Now And Then;
Christine Perfect – Crazy Bout You Baby (Blues Alphabet);
Count Bishops – Taking It Easy;
Stray – Take A Life;
Tough Age – Guilt.

Flashlite #334

July 2nd, 2015

Chris SquireWe start off with the new Spanish duet called Los Bengala. They have a new album called Incluso Festivos. Zach Jones is a new name from Portland, Maine. Rolin comes from Cleveland and runs a cool band called Nowehere. We also have some good old familiar faces – Rickie Lee Jones and Richard Thompson. His new album is produced by Jeff Tweedy and his old band Uncle Tupelo saw a release of an interesting tribute recently. We cull out Leeroy Stagger from that tribute. Today we say goodbye to Chris Squire, the bassist of Yes and The Syn.

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Los Bengala – No Hay Amor Sin Dolor;
Zach Jones – Some Other Day;
Warm Soda – Young Wreckless Hearts;
Nowhere – Anxiety;
Nowhere – Dead Alive (Live in CLE);
The Syn – 14 Hour Technicolor Dream;
Yes – Roundabout;
Junior Wells – Junior’s Wail (Blues Alphabet);
Richard Thompson – Good Things Happen To Bad People;
Richard Thompson – Patty Don’t You Put Me Down;
Leeroy Stagger – Train;
Uncle Tupelo – Train;
Rickie Lee Jones – Weasel And The White Boys Cool;
Rickie Lee Jones – Jimmy Choos.

Flashlite #333

June 25th, 2015

For some reason, I received a bunch of new records which are clearly inspired by the kraut rock – a German rock movement from the early ’70s which contained long, repetitive pieces, sometimes taking over the entire side of one LP. The new bands obviously have multiple influences, but I think that the following bands are truly influenced by kraut rock: Hypnodrone Ensemble from Berlin, Kinski from Seattle, Ancient Sky from Brooklyn and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard from Australia. At the end of the show, we hear a live tune by a new, young, up and coming duet from Cleveland, Archie and The Bunkers.

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Faust – It’s A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl;
Kinski – Powder;
Disciplin A Kitchme – Manitu S;
Hypnodrone Ensemble – Elliptical Hyperbolic;
Ancient Sky – Protection;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Infinite Rise;
Archie And The Bunkers – 1970 (Live in CLE).

Flashlite #332

June 18th, 2015

The ZoltarsThe brightest highlight in today’s show are two live recordings from King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard. This Australian band played two nights in Cleveland and I was there to catch some moments with my recorder. One of the songs was brand new from what I could tell. Another hero of this show, Eamon McGrath has put out yet another of his online only albums called Shortest Ride To The Light of The Morning. Chris Stamey is back with the new record. Mark Kozelek with his Sun Kil Moon is back with the new record, probably the best one in his career. We also check out two new band, The Morons from Chicago and The Zoltars from Austin TX.

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Built To Spill – So;
Low Cut Connie – Somewhere Along the Avenue;
The Morons – Disco Diablo;
Mitski – Jobless Monday;
The Zoltars – We Missed Out;
Eamon McGrath – Chlorine;
Eamon McGrath – Young Men;
Sonny Boy Williamson – The Key (Blues Alphabet);
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – It’s Got Cold (Live in CLE);
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – New New Song (Live in CLE);
Sun Kil Moon – With A Sort Of Grace I Walked To The Bathroom To Cry;
Chris Stamey – Invisible;
Mott The Hoople – Honaloochie Boogie;
R. Stevie Moore Jason Falkner – Sincero Amore.

Flashlite #331

June 11th, 2015

Guadalupe PlataA good chunk of today’s show is filled with power-pop tunes. We start off with The Akibas new single. This band is important for the history of our show as it was the first band tune ever played at The Little Lighthouse. The we go on to Terry and Louie, surviving duet from The Exploding Hearts and their new single. Galileo 7 from Medway also has a new single. We also introduce Dot Dash from Washington DC and Belltowers from Orlando. Guadalupe Plata with their dusty rock’n'roll return with a new record without any title. And finally, we hear The Z-Boy, an awesome new surf rock, instrumental band from Rhode Island that I saw playing live in Newport, out of a pure coincidence. The best things happen when you’re least expecting them.

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Thurston Moore – Detonation;
The Akibas – Servants of the One Percent;
Terry And Louie – Daze Gone By;
The Exploding Hearts – We Don’t Have To Worry Anymore;
Dot Dash – Transparent Disguise;
The Galileo 7 – The God of Gaps;
The Galileo 7 – Don’t Want To Know;
The Belltowers – All Along;
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week;
The Forty Nineteens – Pink 55 Bel Air;
The Beatles – Bad Boy;
Larry Williams – Bad Boy;
Leroy Washington – Lost Love Letter Blues;
The Oblivians – Pinball King;
Guadalupe Plata – Filo De Navaja;
The Z-Boys – Track 2;
Fish In Oil – Jel surfujes;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Eyes Like The Sky;
Zerodent – As Yet Untitled Awesome New Song.

Flashlite #330

June 4th, 2015

John HardyToday’s show is an episode in our Rock’n'roll Anthems series. Previously we featured Louie Louie, I Fought The Law, Tobacco Road, Train Kept A-Rollin’, Money (That’s What I Want). Today we go the way back to the late nineteenth century when a railroad worker John Hardy committed a murder and got hanged afterwards. The story and the event went into a legend and into a song. The song eventually made it to the records in the twenties and quite a few rock musicians found the story exciting enough to include it into their repertoire. Most notably, my favorite version of Gun Club. As it usually happens in folk traditions, they are not always historically accurate. There was also another character John Henry, who was a a steel driver who apparently defeated a steam powered hammer. For whatever reason, musically and lyrically, some musicians of the past mixed the two different characters and song and elements of one went into another. So, today, we explore these two stories and the impact they had on rock’n'roll. Most recently, Danny Kroha recorded the legend of John Henry on his new lp, so the two characters still continue to keep our attention.

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Clarence Ashley – Old John Hardy;
Wild Billy Childish – John Hardy;
Gun Club – John Hardy;
Jeffrey Lee Pierce – John Henry;
George Thorogood And The Destroyers – John Hardy;
Manfred Mann – John Hardy;
Uncle Tupelo – John Hardy;
Johnny Cash – The Legend Of John Henry’s Hammer;
Lead Belly – John Hardy;
Buell Kazee – John Hardy;
Ernest V. Stoneman – John Hardy;
Mississippi Fred McDowell – John Henry;
Roger McGuinn – John Hardy;
Roger McGuinn – John Henry;
Tom T. Hall – More About John Henry;
The Sir Douglas Quintet – Story Of John Hardy;
Van Morrison – John Henry;
Danny Kroha – John Henry.

Flashlite #329

May 28th, 2015

Red AuntsToday we star of with Dany Laj and The Looks from Canada (Montreal and Toronto) and their new album Word On The Street. We continue with a 90s punks from California, an all-female line up, Red Aunts who recently have a nice double LP compilation album Come Up For A Close Look. Xaxaxa from Skopje, Macedonia, are lead by Vasko Atanososki who we also know from Bernay’s Propaganda. The Splits are three girls and one guy from Finland. Howe Gelb and his Giant Sand are back with one of their best albums in a rich career entitled Heartbreak Pass. They are now an international collective, more than a band – with 11 musicians (and one baby) on the record cover. Jackie DeShannon’s music from 1973 that was meant to be her second album for Atlantic record recently came out on a disc entitled All The Love – The lost Atlantic Recordings. It was recorded with Tom Dowd as a producer, but never came out in an integral version until now. We also have a new young band from Cleveland Daylight is the Dream and finish things off today with Movie Star Junkies – from Italy.

George Harrison – Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long;
Dany Laj and the Looks – I Know You Want Out;
Red Aunts – Detroit Valentine;
Redd Kross – Self Respect;
Bernay’s Propaganda – VIP In Paradise;
Xaxaxa – Siromasni i bogati;
The Splits – Rotten Me;
AAAA The Memphis Legs – Been Kinda Lost;
Oblivians – Final Stretch;
Bobby Blue Bland – Two Steps From The Blues;
Giant Sand – Hurtin Habit;
Jackie DeShannon – Easy Evil;
T Bone Walker – Blues For Marili (Blues Alphabet);
Tav Falco – Memphis Rumble;
Kim Fowley’s Psychedelic Dogs – 15 Years Ago;
Daylight is the Dream – Live in CLE;
Movie Star Junkies – Plain Gold Ring.

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