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Flashlite #355: Vinyl Junkyard 14

November 26th, 2015

Hope and AnchorIt’s time for another Vinyl Junkyard special of The Little Lighthouse. In such special episodes I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store. Today’s pick is a live compilation album London R And B Sessions at Hope And Anchor. Hope and Anchor was an important live venue in London that promoted pub rock and punk bands in the late 70s. There was a well known live compilation that promoted punk rock in 1977, but there is also a lesser known album from 1980 that promoted rhythm and blues sound and featured excellent pub rock bands from that era. This lesser known album is the topic of today’s special. Kick back and enjoy cuts from this album, mixed in with some studio recordings and some info that I found about this interesting rock scene.


Hope And Anchor House Band – Just A Little Bit;
Lew Lewis Performer – Shake And Finger Pop;
Lew Lewis Performer – Lucky Seven;
Wilko Johnson’s Solid Senders – The Whammy;
Wilko Johnson’s Solid Senders – Blazing Fountains;
The Untouchables – I Can’t Be Satisfied;
The Bogey Boys – You Can’t Catch Me;
The Cannibals – Just For Fun;
The Pirates – Tear It Up;
The Pirates – Drinkin’ Wine Spo Dee O Dee;
Red Beans and Rice – Pucker Up Buttercup;
The Little Roosters – Disease;
The Little Roosters – Roostering With Intent;
The Blues Band – Death Letter;
The Blues Band – Diddy Wah Diddy;
The Bishops – Too Much Too Soon;
The Bishops – Taste And Try;
The Pirates – All In It Together.

Flashlite #354

November 19th, 2015

Nikki HillToday we introduce Nikki Hill – singer from North Carolina with a special brand of passionate soulful voice and hard rocking music. Also, from Lille, France, we have a new band with Polish last names The Arrogants. Another new band is All Them Witches from Nashville with fresh sound and long songs. Our friend Kim Simpson helped Jesse Sublett (ex Skunks) on his new record. Kelley Stoltz from San Francisco has a new record too, as well as King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard. Legendary power pop band from Ohio, Blue Ash recently got a nice retrospective album with previously unreleased demo songs. All of this and more in our new show today!


Kelley Stoltz – Crossed Mind Blues;
Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign;
All Them Witches – Born Under A Bad Sign;
Jesse Sublett – Cold River;
The Skunks – Earthquake Shake;
Fuzz – Say Hello;
Procol Harum – Whiskey Train;
Nikki Hill – Scratch Back;
The Arrogants – I’m Gonna Leave You;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Danger (Live in CLE);
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – NGRI;
Blue Ash – She Isn’t There;
Bobby Fuller – Another Sad And Lonely Night;
Nikki Sudden – Don’t Look Back;
Rod Stewart -You Wear It Well.

Flashlite #353

November 12th, 2015

Allen ToussaintToday we introduce Dead Ghosts from Vancouver and Hierophants from Australia. Also from Australia, their rock’n'roll stars You Am I are back with the new record called Porridge and Hotsauce. Fred and Toody Cole from Dead Moon visited Cleveland, and we check it out. Calibro 35 from Italy, are here today with the new record as well. Ned O’Millick of Tito’s Boys from Pula, Croatia has a new solo project featuring Mike Watt on bass. Sadly, we send farewell to one the most amazing figures in New Orleans music, Allen Toussaint. He passed away on November 9th suffering from a heart-attack after his gig in Madrid.


Wizard – You Got The Jump On My;
You Am I – Mr. Milk;
You Am I – Bon Vivants;
Sir Doug And The Texas Tornados – Give Back The Keys To My Heart;
Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen;
Hierophants – Stress;
Fred and Toody Cole – We Won’t Break (Live in CLE);
Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights;
Allen Toussaint – What Do You Want The Girl To Do;
Irma Thomas – it’s raining;
The Uniques – All These Things;
Calibro 35 – The Haploids;
Dead Ghosts – All in a Row;
Joe Jack Talcum – Dean’s Dream;
Sherwin – Bored;
Gories – Stormy;
Swa – Wasting My Time;
Ned O’Millick – Osvijesti se.

Flashlite #352

November 5th, 2015

Ricked Wicky - Robert Pollard
Today we have new albums for Bob Pollard’s Ricked Wicky (third one this year already) and a new one for Israel Nash (who used to go by Gripka). Robert Forster (ex Go-Betweens) also has a new one out. We also introduce the new hopefuls of the Americana genre The Yawpers from Denver and the instrumental virtuosos from Los Angeles – Trabants. We have a new sponsor: a store for various oddities: Pugsley’s Room in Cleveland!


Rufus Jaganeaux – Opelousas Sostan;
Ricked Wicky – Red Legged Pygmalion;
Yawpers – Burdens;
Lucero – I’m In Love With a Girl;
Big Star – I’m In Love With A Girl;
Israel Nash Gripka – Strangers;
Robert Forster – I’m So Happy For You;
The Go-Betweens – You Won’t Find It Again;
Cobra Verde – Transmission (Live in CLE);
Warsaw – Transmission;
Trabants – Freakout;
The Byrds – Eight Miles High;
Kontiki Suite – Keep Up With My Old Self;
Fuzz – Say Hello.

Flashlite #351

October 29th, 2015

Stoneage HeartsToday we introduce two bands inspired by the 60s punk: Freaks of Nature from Phoenix, AZ and The Last Killers from Cesena, Italy. Over in Australia, we have The Stoneage Hearts who covered Motor Away by Guided By Voices. Andrew Bryant is from Alabama, and also a new face here at The Little Lighthouse. Dave Heumann of Arboretum has a new solo record. Donnie Fritts returns with recordings of some of his old songs and Louise Goffin has a new record Songs From The Mine. Ex-Cult from Memphis visited Cleveland where we caught one of their new songs live at Now That’s Class.


Benjamin Booker – By The Evening;
Freaks of Nature – Sick and Tired;
Andrew Bryant – Losing My Shit;
Vlasta Popić – Maštanje;
Rebel Kind – Very Vivid Personality;
Bäddat För Trubbel – Vara Vanner;
Little Richard – Ooh! My Soul;
The Last Killers – Oh My Soul;
The Stoneage Hearts – Motor Away;
Guided By Voices – Motor Away;
Bevis Frond – Winter Breaks;
Dave Heumann – Ides Of Summer;
Ex-Cult – New Song (Live in CLE);
Ex-Cult – Better Life Through Chemistry;
Dan Stuart – Barcelona Blues;
Dan Penn And Spooner Oldham – Memphis Women and Chicken;
Donnie Fritts – Memphis Women and Chicken;
Louise Goffin – We Belong Together;
Janiva Magness – Who Am I;
Faces – Oh Lord I’m Browned Off.

Flashlite #350

October 22nd, 2015

Richard RosebroughReally good new music today. Harlan T. Bobo is back with the new band called Unamericans. Wreckless Eric also has a brand new single and it sounds really strong. Ty Segall and his Fuzz is back with the new record as well as Don Howland. Holly Golightly has already two new albums this year, one solo and one with The Brokeoffs. We also check out Kimmie Rhodes, who I think we feature for the first time at The Little Lighthosue although she has a very long and successful career. Finaly, we introduce John Krautner from Detroit and Century Palm from Toronto. Also, sadly, we say goodbye to Richard Rosebrough, drummer and sound engineer from Memphis Ardent Records, who passed away last week. We also remember John Fry, who passed away in December and, until now, I failed to pay a proper respect to this truly great sound engineer and Rosebrough’s comrade from Ardent Records.


The Boys – You Make Me Shake;
John Krautner – I Can Cry Too;
Century Palm – To the Ether;
Wreckless Eric – Let’s Go To The Pictures;
Wreckless Eric – Several Shades Of Green;
Big Star – Mod Lang;
Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos;
Terry Manning – Savoy Truffle;
Harlan T. Bobo – God Damn This Town;
Viva L’American Death Ray Music – Push And Pull;
New Salem Witchhunters – Vietnamese Baby (Live in CLE);
Status Quo – Sunny Cellophane Skies;
Fuzz – Let It Live;
Don Howland – Gonna Shake It;
Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs – Little Mule;
Holly Golightly – Catch Your Fall;
Kimmie Rhodes – The Sky Fell Down.

Flashlite #349

October 15th, 2015

Steve MackaySadly, today we have two obituaries. We say the last goodbye to the legendary Stooges saxophone player Steve Mackay. He was also with Sonny Vincent and The Spite most recently, which is one of the hottest records this year. Also, Carey Lander, keyboardist of Camera Obscura passed away. She was only 33. We also introduce some new music from James And The Ultrasounds from Memphis, Heaters from Grand Rapids, MI, Clearance from Chicago, Andy Shauf from Canada and Kontiki Suite from England. Some of our listeners may remember our first Vinyl Junkyard editions five years ago that featured mysterious troubadour Peter Isaacson. Well, we have found him! He now goes by Clay Canfield and lives and plays music in Vermont, after some time spent apparently in Nashville and Texas where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Townes Van Zandt. Thanks to his fans who contacted us here at the Little Lighthouse and gave us this information! All the best to them and Clay/Peter.


T Shirts – Teenage Crutch;
City of Cool – Bended Knee;
James And The Ultrasounds – Letters in a Box;
Heaters – Hawaiian Holiday;
Clearance – Flowers in Apoxy;
Screaming Trees – Black Rose Way;
Mark Lanegan – Black Rose Way (Live in CLE);
Peter Isaacson – Long Way Back Home;
Peter and John Isaacson – All My Life;
Tav Falco – Doomsday Baby;
Sonny Vincent and The Spite – Silver;
Stooges – Funhouse;
Violent Femmes – I Held Her In My Arms;
Camera Obscura – Do It Again;
Andy Shauf – The Man On Stage;
Kontiki Suite – Here For You Now.

Flashlite #348

October 8th, 2015

Potty MouthToday we have some big bands that came up with new records recently. Nick Saloman’s Bevis Frond sounds strong on Example 22. Los Lobos rock out with some of the best tunes they made in their long career on Gates of Gold. Electric Six continue steady stream of annual records with Bitch Don’t Let Me Die and Eagles of Death Metal are back after seven years of silence with Zipper. Juliana Hatfiled had a record with her trio early this year, but also, four other ladies from Boston called Potty Mouth emerge greatly inspired by Juliana. Finally, our friends in Perth Australia, Zerodent, are trying to find home for some newly made recordings, and we sample one of the songs.


Faces – That’s All You Need;
Barreracudas – Backup Plan;
Zerodent – I Am Coming In;
Lemonheads – It’s About Time;
Juliana Hatfield Three – Ordinary Guy;
Potty Mouth – Creeper Weed;
Ben Vaughn – Then The North Wind Blew;
Bevis Frond – This One;
Bevis Frond – Backanile;
Electric Six – If U R Who U Say U R;
Mark Lanegan – Methamphetamine Blues;
Mark Lanegan – When It’s In You;
Eagles of Death Metal – I Love You All The Time;
Los Lobos – Gates of Gold;
Sonny Vincent – Don’t Tell Me (Live in CLE);
Trotsky Icepick – Boy With A Book;
Nikki Sudden – Such A Little Girl;
Sandy Denny And The Strawbs – All I Need Is You.

Flashlite #347

October 1st, 2015

BanditosToday we have some international highlights. Les Grys Grys come from France and Souls Surfers from Russia. Banditos come from Birmingham AL. Also, some new blasts from the familiar faces: Dave and Phil Alvin are back with the new record as well as John Mayall. Joe Ely is also back and doing very well on the country top 40 albums charts with his new record Panhandle Rambler. Cobra Verde played a live show recently and included their brand new song in the playlist… and the tape was rolling! Big shout-out to our long time listener Tom Haun!


The Gods – Maria;
Tough Age – Flotsam;
Les Grys Grys -It’s Mighty Crazy;
Nomads – The Way (You Touch My Hand);
Cobra Verde – New Song (Live in CLE);
Pat And Lolly Vegas – Satisfaction;
Beatles – Tell Me Why;
Terry And Louie – Can Ya Tell Me (How Life Goes On);
Dirty Fuse – Mdnight Heat Wave;
The Soul Surfers – Raw;
John Mayall – War We Wage;
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Gypsy Eyes (Blues Alphabet);
Dave and Phil Alvin – Sit Down Baby;
Banditos – Golden Grease;
Joe Ely – Honky Tonk Masquerade;
Joe Ely – Southern Eyes;
Leaving Trains – Always Between Wars.

Flashlite #346

September 24th, 2015

Rebel KindToday we bring you some new sounds from Keith Richards. Thurston Moore Band too – they had a gig in Cleveland where they played their new song Turn On for the first time. Dead Moon and Faces dig into the back-catalog. Dead Moon with a live recording from their 1993 show in Satyricon and Faces reissue all their studio albums in a box set with a few unreleased out-takes. We also introduce some new bands: The Jackets from Switzerland and Delaney Davidson from New Zealand but also via Switzerland (he was in Dead Brothers). Rebel Kind are three ladies from Michigan with a cool record entitled Today.


Moody Blues – Cities;
OBN IIIs – Standing;
The Jackets – Don’t Turn Yourself In;
Zerodent – You;
Keith Richards – Blues In The Morning;
Faces – Behind The Sun;
Andy Gabbard – LYSM;
Thurston Moore Band – Turn On (new song Live in CLE);
Rebel Kind – Sha La La;
Delaney Davidson – Something’s Wrong;
Fonija – Patokaz;
Scott Reynolds – Cyclops;
Bee Houston – Break Away (Blues Alphabet);
Dead Moon – Echoes to You;
Restless Hearts – Why.


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