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Flashlite #527

March 14th, 2019

RosaliUltimate Painting duet is back with the new album over in UK. Another duet, husband-and-wife Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are back with the new album of blues standards as Whitehorse. Another husband-and-wife duet, Mark Nicholas and Alison Cotton over in UK, is presented here for the first time as The Left Outsides. We know nothing of Palmyra Delran’s marital status, but she is also back with the new album and almost every song out there features someone to help her in a duet. Speaking of duets, Colin Linden teamed up with Luther Dickinson, and we check that out in this episode. We also hear new music from Rosali Middleman from Philly, Pedro the Lion from Seattle and Lost Bayou Ramblers from Broussard, Louisiana.

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The Lemonheads – Speed of the Sound of Loneliness;
The Left Outsides – Clothed in Ivy Obscured by Dust;
Palmyra Delran and the Doppel Gang – The Ballad Of Madface And The Baby (featuring Handsome Dick Manitoba, Charlie Nieland);
The Dictators – Cars and Girls;
Thee Melomen – Juke Joint;
Ultimate Painting – My Procedure;
Whitehorse – Who’s Been Talkin’;
Whitehorse – Wang Dang Doodle;
Automatic City – Wang Dang Doodle;
North Mississippi Allstars – Shake;
Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson With The Tennessee Valentines – Dearest Darling;
Lost Bayou Ramblers – Sabine Turnaround;
Leyla McCalla – Oh My Love;
Broadway Lafayete – Bad Luck Joe;
Rosie Ledet – Fever Thrill;
Rosali – Lie to Me;
Pedro the Lion – Powerful Taboo.

Flashlite #526

March 7th, 2019

A Place To Bury StragnersGuided by Voices and A Place To Bury Strangers are back with new albums, and we check that out in this show. We also introduce Mike Krol from Los Angeles, Bazooka from Greece, Yurt from Dublin, Ireland, Spice Boys from Sweden, Crack Pipes from Austin TX and Writhing Squares from Philadelphia. So, this week is one of the heavier, more psychedelic playlists. Enjoy!

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Rade Jordanovski – 3;
Mike Krol – Little Drama;
Bazooka – Mesa Stin Poli;
Tad – 3-D Witch Hunt (Peel Session);
A Place To Bury Strangers – Dead Moon Night;
A Place To Bury Strangers – Punch Back;
Yurt – Sjambok;
Yurt – Flight of the Intergalactic Mallard;
Stonebride – Embodiment;
Arrogance – Black Death;
Spice Boys – Spice City Boys;
Guided By Voices – Where Have You Been All My Life;
The Ritual – Speed Freak;
The Crack Pipes – Bang Bang Bangs;
The Writhing Squares – Steely Eyed Missile Man;
Coffin Daggers – Monsters from the Id.

Flashlite #525

February 25th, 2019

Emma Ruth RundleToday we introduce Autogramm from Vancouver, Canada, Greenberry Woods from Baltimore, Ok Glass from Los Angeles and New York City, Keiron Phelan from London UK and Distortion Tamers from Greece. Emma Ruth Rundle from Los Angeles is back with a solo record and we check that out. We have a tribute to Dean Ford, the vocalist from Marmalade that passed away recently.

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Labaratorija Zvuka – Proleterska pesma;
Autogramm – Sea Of Regret;
The Greenberry Woods – Are You in Love Again;
Terry & Louie – Cheated by Love;
Strangeways – Wasting Time;
Ok Glass – Moisture;
Keiron Phelan – Ain’t She Grown;
Holly Golightly – Hypnotized;
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Monochrome Wound;
Emma Ruth Rundle – Hand of God;
Emma Ruth Rundle – Light Song;
Distortion Tamers – Forty Miles of Bad Road;
Dead Moon – Forty Miles of Bad Road;
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers – Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs;
Rainy Day – John Riley;
The Dream Syndicate – She Turns to Flowers;
Marmalade – Rollin’ My Thing;
Marmalade – Reflections Of My Life;
The Three O’Clock – Tell Me When It’s Over.

Flashlite #524

February 21st, 2019

Mary MayToday we have a new project from Corin Tucker and Peter Buck together, called Filthy Friends. White Denim from Austin TX and Royal Trux from Washington DC are back with new singles. Richard Lloyd had a recent album which fell between the cracks, but we catch up. Sunwatchers who we know from a recent collaboration with Eugene Chadborune also have a new song out on their own. John Mayall teamed up with Todd Rundgren for a new song. Our friend from Australia, Jon S Williams has a solo acoustic record. We introduce Mary May from Croatia. Our friend Clara Engel is working on a new album and needs your help to put it out.

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Heidi Berry – Up In The Air;
Filthy Friends – Last Chance County;
White Denim – Shanalala;
Alex Chilton – Take It Off;
Cross Brothers (Live in CLE);
Royal Trux – Year of the Dog;
Richard Lloyd – Countdown;
Saucers – I Didn’t Get It;
Messengers – (Must We Always Live For) Tomorrow;
Sunwatchers – Beautiful Crystals;
John Mayall with Todd Rundgren – That’s What Love Will Make You Do;
Outrageous Cherry – That Ain’t Why;
Juliana Hatfield – No Meaning;
Mary May – Softest Tune;
Jon S Williams – Place to breathe;
Clara Engel – Blackbirds Baked in a Sky Cake;
Hollowmen – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely.

Flashlite #523

February 14th, 2019

Leyla McCallaLeyla McCalla over in New Orleans is back with the new album entitled Capitalist Blues. John Wesley Coleman III, from the neighboring state of Texas also has a new solo record. Part Time Lover in my home-base of Cleveland has a new single for Blue Arrow Records (our sponsor). On the other side of the world, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard come with the new single. Over in whatever is left from Yugoslavia, we have two new exciting tunes. Snooze in Motion with their new single (or I should say his new single, it’s just one guy, San Mikulec from Zagreb). Koala Voice come from Kisovec in Slovenia and we have them here for the first time. We also have two tributes. Blue Cheer drummer Paul Whaley passed away in late January and Korni Grupa bass player, Bojan Hreljac passed away in December.

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Leyla McCalla – Aleppo;
Koala Voice – Macbeth;
The Stiffs – Magic Roundabout;
Outrageous Cherry – Beginning Of The End Of The Night;
Snooze in Motion – Deset Dana;
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Cyboogie;
Teardrop City – You Don’t Know Him;
Bob Mould – Send Me A Postcard;
Shocking Blue – Send Me a Postcard;
Part Time Lover – Send Me A Postcard (Live in CLE);
Part Time Lover – Magic Child;
John Wesley Coleman III – Beam With Us;
Nikki Hill – The Fire That’s In Me;
Blue Cheer – Doctor Please;
Korni Grupa – 1941 (excerpt).

Flashlite #522

February 7th, 2019

Clydie King and Bob DylanFlesh Eaters new album I Used To Be Pretty is in our hands and we check it out. Legendary Evan Dando and his Lemonheads announce their future release with the new single. The first singer of All, Dave Smalley is back as well with the new record. But, we kick off with the new stuff by Th’ Losin’ Streaks from Sacramento, CA. Then we check out the new music from Heavy Drapes. They come from UK and cope with the loss of their beloved member Garry Alexander Borland, but they continue strong without him. Over in Croatia, we introduce stoner rockers by the name of Stonebride. Residents founder Hardy Fox has passed away and so did Clydie King, legendary backup singer and Bob Dylan’s muse from the 80s. We pay respects to both of them.

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The Beatles – Not Guilty (Take 102);
Th’ Losin’ Streaks – Trouble You Find;
Heavy Drapes – Should I Suck or Should I Blow;
The Flesh Eaters – Miss Muerte;
The Flesh Eaters – Miss Muerte;
Stonebride – Animal on Display;
Stonebride – Lay Low;
The Machine – Kamikaze;
All – 10 (Wet);
Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros – Stand or Kneel;
The Lemonheads – Can’t Forget;
Dirtbombs – Super Stupid;
The Residents – Boxes of Armageddon;
The Residents – Outro;
Little Clyde & The Teens – A Casual Look;
The Rolling Stones – Let It Loose;
Bob Dylan – Every Grain of Sand.

Flashlite #521

January 31st, 2019

Juliana HatfieldToday we bring you the new record from Juliana Hatfield, first solo after her collaboration with Paul Westerberg and a playful album of Olivia Newton John covers last year. Matthew Sweet is also active, these days his new album Wicked System of Things is capturing attention of many music lovers. Legendary Long Ryders are back with a new single too. Nikki Hill, out in Durham, NC is back with the new album called Feline Roots. Jon S. Williams of City of Cool sent us one of his recent live sets. Dave Hill who we enjoyed last year as a part of Painted Doll duet is back with yet another interesting band Valley Lodge. We also introduce Italian band The Dirtiest and Teardrop City over in Oxford Mississippi, lead by Laurie Stirratt (ex Blue Mountain).

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Juliana Hatfield – I Honestly Love You;
The Dirtiest – Cento Shot;
Teardrop City – I Felt It, Too;
The Dream Syndicate – Hero Takes a Fall;
The Bangles – Hero Takes A Fall;
Juliana Hatfield – Staying In;
Nikki Hill – Get Down, Crawl;
Nikki Hill – Oh My;
The Raincoats – Lola;
Goodchilde – Helpless;
Matthew Sweet – Flashback;
The Long Ryders – Greenville;
The Long Ryders – I Had A Dream;
Porcupine – Tell Me;
Painted Doll – Find Your Mind;
Valley Lodge – Home;
Jon S. Williams And The Recalcitrants – Goodnight Irene;
Juliana Hatfield – I Honestly Love You (Reprise).

Flashlite #520

January 24th, 2019

Tena Rak, ŠećerWelcome to the first ‘regular’ edition of The Little Lighthouse in 2019. Today we play a tune from the new ESC Life album, out soon on Ill In The Head records in North America. ESC Life come from Croatia, and so does Tena Rak. She used to play drums in Vlasta Popić, but that band no longer plays together. So we check out her solo act dubbed Šećer and quartet Mi Nerve with three other ladies, Ivana Pušnik , Tea Ovničević, and Ivana Ljubičić. Back in the USA, Terry Six and Louie Bankston (ex Exploding Hearts) are back with an excellent new album together. Eugene Chadbourne teamed up with The Sunwatchers and recorded an album tribute to Minutemen, Doug Sahm and Henry Flyn. Paisley Underground legends Bangles, Three O’Clock, Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade made a record together covering each other’s songs. It’s almost a follow up to the legendary Rainy Day album. John Petković and Dave James of Death of Samantha have a new synth pop duet, Metrolight and we check out one of the songs recorded live in Cleveland recently. Holly Golightly has a new English solo album out and lots of folks included it on their lists of best albums last year. Yes, it’s that good. Outrageous Cherry are back with their final album entitled Meet You In The Shadows completed before the passing of founding lead guitarist Larry Ray.

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Calibro 35 – Pragma;
ESC Life – Song of the Weak;
Terry and Louie – (I’m) Looking For A Heart;
Exploding Hearts – Thorns In Roses;
Thee Melomen – Freight Train
Bad Sports – Ode to Power;
Vlasta Popić – Trziste;
Šećer – Zalogaj;
Mi Nerve – Moji planeti;
Texas Tornados & Sir Doug – Give Back The Key To My Heart;
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers – Give Back the Key to My Heart;
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers – Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing;
Minutemen – Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing;
Outrageous Cherry – Self-Made Monster;
Outrageous Cherry – Complicate Me;
Holly Golightly – Love (Can’t You Hear Me);
Holly Golightly – Time Will Tell;
Brian Olive – It’s A Lie;
The Three O’Clock – Jet Fighter;
The Bangles – Jet Fighter;
Metrolight – Molecules (Live in CLE).

Flashlite #519

January 17th, 2019

Number OnesIn our year end review (part 3) we hear exceprts from some really good albums that somehow didn’t make it to our top 25 list and we also hear samples from singles, 45s and downloads that did not end up on any album. Still, we enjoyed them a lot! Next week – new stuff!

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War on Women – Capture The Flag;
Mooner – Ternganga;
Beechwood – Over On Everyone;
Eamon McGrath – Chlorine;
Turisti – Nemas cemu da se nadas;
Oh Sees – Nail House Needle Boys;
All Them Witches – 1st vs. 2nd;
Faux Killas – Alliecat;
Cowbell – Neon blue;
Trotsky Icepick – World War X;
Number Ones – Long Way To Go;
Jonathan Richman – Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love;
Remedy – Fix It;
ESC Life – Fill The Void.

Flashlite #518

January 10th, 2019

2018 pt2We continue our countdown to the best albums in 2018 and in this episode we announce two albums which share the title of the best one at The Little Lighthouse in the past year. I Am The Polish Army debut album My Old Man struck us with its great enthusiasm, musicianship, songwriting and playful performance. Harlan T. Bobo finally put out his record The History of Violence out on Goner, which just might be his greatest yet. Chip Kinman, along with the help of his son on guitar and his brother behind the knobs created a post-modern patchwork of an album with an astonishing amount of historical and rock references under the Ford Madox Ford moniker. Two ladies, Bat Fangs brought us a quick and powerful rock’n'roll album with hits going steady. Tony Molina on his Kill The Light is even more brief, but the brevity just makes you play the album over and over again. Bad Sports brought an excellent barrage of love punk rock tunes worthy of the greatest examples in the past. Patsy Gelb and her Rats compiled all those perfect singles from their inception on a single record, seriously contending Singles Going Steady as one of the strongest compilation records in the history of rock music. Schizophonics with their amps turned to the max gave us an album that floats like a perfect MC5 tribute. Mama Rosin teamed up with Mick Collins on a collection of cajun and zydeco chants. Ty Segall is as active as ever, but his main release this year entitled Freedom’s Goblin is one of the deepest he recorded yet. Krist Novoselic is back with Giants In The Trees. And that’s our top 10 this year! Looking back at that top 10, this was a really good year and we can only wish 2019 can be at least as good as this one.

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Best Albums in 2018
01 I Am The Polish Army - My Old Man
01 Harlan T. Bobo - The History of Violence
02 Ford Madox Ford - This American Blues
03 Bat Fangs
04 Tony Molina - Kill The Light
05 Bad Sports - Constant Stimulation
06 Patsy’s Rats - Singles
07 The Schizophonics - Land Of The Living
08 Broadway Lafayette - Subway Zydeco
09 Ty Segall and The Freedom Band - Freedom's Goblin
10 Giants In The Trees
11 Cross Brothers ‎– Living On Sheepheads
12 Dream Machine - Breaking the Circle
13 Mia Dyson - If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back
14 Earthless - Black Heaven
15 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs
16 Dommengang - Love Jail
17 Giant Sand - Return To The Valley of Rain
18 Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
19 David Nance Band - Peaced and Slightly Pulverized
20 Ruby Boots - Don't Talk About It
21 Tav Falco - Cabaret of Daggers
22 Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich
23 Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys - Rot
24 Painted Doll
25 Kevin Gordon - Tilt And Shine

Cross Brothers – No White Mystery;
Giants In The Trees – Seed Song;
Ty Segall – Alta;
Broadway Lafayette – Angola Dreams;
Schizophonics – Put Your Weight On It;
Patsy’s Rats – More Than This;
Bad Sports – Constant Stimulation;
Tony Molina – Look Inside Your Mind_Losin’ Touch;
Bat Fangs – Fangs Out;
Ford Maddox Ford – Immediate Nico;
Harlan T. Bobo – Storied;
Harlan T. Bobo – Town;
Harlan T. Bobo – Paula;
I Am The Polish Army – You Don’t Know;
I Am The Polish Army – Setup;
I Am The Polish Army – My Old Man.

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