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Flashlite #616

November 25th, 2020
Sally Crewe

A pleasant sounding retro paisley pop episode today fits the November gloom. We start off with Left Outsides, a duet from London with Mark Nicholas and Alison Cotton. Then we check out The BellTowers from Orlando, FL. A new band that grew out of The Steppes, The Laissez Fairs contribute with the new single and so does the legendary Clientele who we are happy to see back. Also out in UK, from the Medway area, we have Theatre Royal and on the other side of the Earth, in New Zealand, we check out Lamp of the Universe. Stateside, Sally Crewe teams up with Doug Gillard and over in New Jersey we check out psychedelic sounds of Garcia Peoples.

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Yardbrids – Heart Full Of Soul;
The Left Outsides – November on my Mind;
The BellTowers – Sunshine Nursery Rhymes;
Electric Prunes – Bangles;
The Laissez Fairs – Crown Plaza;
The Laissez Fairs – 10,000 Tomorrows;
Theatre Royal – Callow;
Part-Time Lover – Kelly Cruise Kelly;
Shocking Blue – Out of Sight Out of Mind;
Leigh Gregory – In These Days;
The Clientele – Orpheus Beach;
Sally Crewe – Where the Fox Runs;
Doug Gillard – Come Out And Show Me;
Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense and Peppermints;
The Sonic Dawn – Sun Drifter;
Honey Radar – Wind-Up Man;
Lamp of the Universe – The Eastern Run;
Garcia Peoples – Wasted Time;
Levitation Room – Mr. Polydactyl Cat.

Flashlite #615

November 19th, 2020
Dumb Punts

Coming back to us, today we bring you Zvonka Obajdin and Svemir with a live in the studio cover of Neil Young, along with Plastic Pals from Sweden with a truly catchy new single. We introduce more catchiness from Dumb Punts over in Australia and Spyrals from California. Over from the Iberian peninsula we check out Ded Routines from Spain and D3O from Portugal with a killer cover from Dead Moon. This episode goes form Spencer Davis and Ken Hensley who left this godforsaken world recently.

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Kinks – This Is Where I Belong;
Dumb Punts – Up All Night;
The Spyrals – Goodbye;
Motorpsycho – The All Is One;
The Plastic Pals – More than an icon;
Svemir – Motion Pictures;
Neil Young – Motion Pictures;
The Spencer Davis Group – Morning Sun;
The Spencer Davis Group – Time Seller;
The Gods – Long Time, Sad Time, Bad Time;
The Gods – Maria;
Percewood’s Onagram – Braindrops Won’t Kill The Fire;
Ded Routines – Not available blues;
D3O – Unknown Passage;
Dead Moon – Unknown Passage.

Flashlite #614

November 12th, 2020
Ghost Funk Orchestra

The Resonars are back with the new record and so are Ghost Funk Orchestra who entertained us with a great album A Songs for Paul earlier this year. We check out new music from Leigh Gregory and Michael Tarbox (ex Tarbox Ramblers), both stars from some of the earliest Little Lighthouse episodes all the way back to 2001. We also go back to Mooner from Chicago and Sunfruits from Australia for new tunes. We introduce A. Swayze and The Ghosts from Tasmania and Bette Smith as new names at the show.
Remember two great volumes of early garage metal entitled Jobcentre Rejects? Third and fourth volumes are out and they are just as great. We sample all four volumes with one song from each.

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Manarays – Comin’ Home;
Track 4 – Freetime;
Greensleeves – Fire;
Frenzy – Thanx For Nothing;
Warrior – Suicide;
The Resonars – Never Been Down Before;
A. Swayze & the Ghosts – Suddenly;
Cheap Trick – Just Got Back;
Cocktails – Bun E. Carlos;
Sunfruits – Mushroom Kingdom;
Mooner – Happily;
The Nude Party – Times Move On;
Lelee – Izvan sebe;
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Walk Like A Motherfucker;
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Fuzzy Logic;
Bette Smith – I Felt It Too ;
Disheveled Cuss – Wanna Be My Friend;
2nd Grade – Velodrome;
Leigh Gregory – This Time It’s For Real;
Michael Tarbox – He’d Be A Diamond.

Flashlite #613

November 5th, 2020
Justin Townes Earle

Today we lead in with uncontested rock legends Blue Oyster Cult who are back with the new record. And then, James Williamson of the Stooges and Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman join forces. Phil May passed away earlier this year, but prior to that, he recorded an album with Pretty Things and that album is out now. Nick Lowe joins forces with Los Straitjackets and Paul Kelly is with Paul Grabowsky. Slim Dunlap’s live recordings surface and we check one of the tracks. We pay respects to Justin Townes Earle who passed away on August 20th this year.

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Blue Oyster Cult – Hot Rails To Hell;
Blue Oyster Cult – That Was Me;
James Willamson and Deniz Tek – Progress;
Stooges – 1970;
Radio Birdman – t.v. eye;
Stooges – Search And Destroy;
Pretty Things – Midnight To Six Man;
Pretty Things – I’m Ready;
Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets – Crying Inside;
Brinsley Schwartz – Funk Angel;
Kipington Lodge – I Can See Her Face (Parlophone R5776);
Paul Kelly – Crosstown;
Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky – sonnet 138;
Slim Dunlap Band – Ain’t Exactly GoodSlim Has Left the Building;
Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait;
Justin Townes Earle – Can’t Hardly Wait;
Justin Townes Earle – Talking To Myself;
James Willamson, Mark Lanegan and Alison Mossheart – Wild Love.

Flashlite #612

October 29th, 2020
Emma Swift

We have a couple of new names today. We start off with Coffis Brothers from Santa Cruz, CA. Daniel Donato comes from Nashville and we have a new one from Molly Tuttle from San Francisco with a phenomenal cover of She’s A Rainbow. Coming back, we have Kathleen Edwards from Canada and legendary Mary Chapin Carpenter featuring Duke Levine on killer lead guitar together in a stunning tribute to The Rolling Stones. We also check out John Dowler’s new track and we are especially delighted to hear Dan Penn’s new tunes. Emma Swift has a new record and it’s entirely consisted of Bob Dylan covers. The record is cleverly titled Blonde on The Tracks.

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Swampmeat Family Band – Friends In The Floor;
The Coffis Brothers – Play It Loud;
Dan Penn – I Didn’t Hear That Coming;
Dan Penn – Come Into My Heart;
Bob Dylan – Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands;
Emma Swift – Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands;
John Dowler’s Vanity Project – Ordinary Man;
Fred and Rose – Midnight Train;
Daniel Donato – Angel from Montgomery;
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Between The Dirt And The Stars;
The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses;
The Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow;
Molly Tuttle – She’s a Rainbow;
Kathleen Edwards – Glenfern;
Detroit Cobras – Bad Girl.

Flashlite #611

October 20th, 2020
Cary Morin

Today’s episode is inspired by the new music more or less connected to Louisiana. We start off with the new names for us, one-man-band Jesse Dayton and native American guitarist Cary Moran. John Paul Keith is next with a Cajun tune on his latest live album, specially prepared to close the gap between releases during the pandemic. Slavic Soul Party also released a similar live effort. They are a brass band showcasing Balkan folk traditions, but Balkan brass bands are really not all that different to the New Orleans brass and I think it can be heard on the tune I selected for this show. Legendary Louisiana Le Roux are back with the new record. Rhiannon Giddens has a new single, and we check it out today as well.

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Ambrose Thibodeaux – Two Step de Kaplan;
Jesse Dayton – Mardi Gras Shake;
Cary Morin – Cary’s Groove;
Cary Morin – Blue Delta Home;
The Revelers – Au bou de la rivière (At the End of the River);
John Paul Keith – Cajun;
Rhiannon Giddens – Don’t Call Me Names;
Layla McCalla – Oh My Love;
Buckwheat Zydeco – When The Levee Breaks;
Lost Bayou Ramblers – Si J’Auraus Des Ailes (Live);
Leigh Gregory – Louisiana;
Sonny Landreth – Blacktop Run;
Rufus – Opelousas Sostan;
Clifton Chenier – Zydaco Cha Cha;
Louisiana’s Le Roux – Lucy Anna;
Slavic Soul Party – Truth;
Wayne Toups – Tupelo Honey.

Flashlite #610

October 15th, 2020
2nd Grade

We have a nice powerpop oriented show today. We are starting with the new album for Greg Pope and follow up with yet another release by Daniel Romano this year (is anyone counting still?). Lemon Twigs are back with another shiny album. Built To Spill from Boise ID, return with an album that fully consists of Daniel Johnston’s reinterpretations. 2nd Grade is a new name that comes from Philadelphia. Their album is packed with short, catchy songs that are instant favorites. Speaking about short catchy songs, Guided by Voices are also back with a new one. Is anyone still counting those? Also from Ohio, we introduce Librarians with Hickeys. Cocktails from San Francisco released a wonderful little masterpiece this year entitled Catastrophic Entertainment. That and a bunch of other recent and not so recent pop tunes, today at the Little Lighthouse!

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Guided By Voices – Motor Away;
Greg Pope – Blue Skies Above;
Daniel Romano – Laura Doesn’t Like Her Haircut;
Roling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The Second of The First;
The On And Ons – 9 Days;
Lisa Prank – Get Mad;
The Lemon Twigs – Live in Favor of Tomorrow;
Built To Spill – Life In Vain;
Kathy McCarty – Like a Monkey in a Zoo;
The Reflectors – Baby it’s You;
The Speedways – Daydreaming;
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week;
2nd Grade – Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider;
2nd Grade – Shooting From the Hip;
Guided by Voices – To Keep An Area;
Painted Doll – She Talks To Mirrors;
Jordan Jones – Be My Baby;
The Games – Why Can’t We Go Back;
Cocktails – Never Be Alone;
Librarians with Hickeys – And Then She’s Gone;
The Dates – Summer Girl.

Flashlite #609

October 7th, 2020
Billy Nomates

Little Lighthouse is usually centered around music recorded with live drum and good guitars. Very rarely do we play synthesized beats and keyboard driven music. This episode is an exception. Nearly all songs are either synthesizer based or contain synthesized beats. Fake music. Lügenmusik. I promise it’s just a one-off. I’m really not an expert in this style of music. But enough interesting new tunes came in to build a good show and it also left us with enough space to look for some classics. We begin with the new tune for Psychedelic Furs and continue with a new name for us, Billy Nomates (or Tor Maries). Then we check out a new track from Metrolight (in Cleveland) and Can Tan from Turkey. Key Out come from Australia and we check out one of the latest tunes from Moon Duo. Dead Milkman Joe Jack Talcum has a new synth based dune and the new EP from Sculpture Club is based on synths.

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Altin Gun – Gesi Baglari;
The Psychedelic Furs – No-One;
Billy Nomates – Escape Artist;
Trixie Whitley – The Hotter I Burn;
Human League – Life Killers;
Laki Pingvini – Devojka iz svemira;
Metrolight – 20th Century Boy;
Can Tan – Slap Inside This House;
Todd Rundgren – Breathless;
Suicide – Cheree;
Depeche Mode – So Much Love;
Key Out – buildings;
Moon Duo – Motorcycle, I Love You;
The Berries – DYWIB;
Chris Cacavas – Burn The Maps;
Joe Jack Talcum – Donut Dance;
Sculpture Club – Cops Don’t Care Pt. II;
Fred Thomas – Cops Don’t Care Pt. II;
Kraftwerk – Mitternacht.

Flashlite #608

October 1st, 2020
Skylar Gregg

October show brings new music from All Them Witches, Oh-Sees and Karkara. San Mikulec over in Croatia is back with another Snooze in Motion EP. From Seattle, we have Naked Giants and Skylar Gregg is hailing from Nashville. We also introduce a new project for Wooden Wand and Nick Mitchell-Maiato, which they call One Eleven Heavy.

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Faux Killas – Space Force;
The Nervous Eaters – Don’t You Cry;
All Them Witches – 41;
Honey Radar – Medium Mary Todd;
Čao Portorož – U Daktariju;
Ned O’Millick Cooperative – E polucija;
Snooze in Motion – Doomsday in Disguise;
Naked Giants – The Shadow;
A Burning Bus – life goes on;
Oh-Sees – Gong of Catastrophe;
Karkara – Falling Gods;
Logan Ledger – I Don’t Dream Anymore;
One Eleven Heavy – Wild Hair;
Skylar Gregg – I Already Know;
Mark Lanegan – Burying Ground.

Flashlite #607

September 24th, 2020
Warfrat

        Friction, rust, salt air, lust
        Passion in its final heat
        Real life with its final cheat
        California’s falling falling…
                …into the ocean

        100 Flowers, 1983

We have a very special show today. Vitus Matare of Warfrat Grammophon sent us a new compilation record entitled Son of Warfrat Tales, Last Notes From Pompeii. The original release was scheduled for 1990 and it was intended to be a souvenir for the bands that hung out at Lyceum Recordrs in California. Vitus put together this comp to help raise money for the rent at Lyceum, but only a few cassettes were copied back in 1990. 30 years later, 300 copies of a CD were printed, so I guess it’s still a bit of a souvenir! But it’s really great to hear this album. We use it as a guide to remind ourselves of some other truly important compilation records that defined the 80s underground and they are very much related to Son of Warfrat Tales. Original Warfrat Tales from 1983 is an obvious one to refer to. This album introduced to the world a stunning list of Los Angeles bands that in many ways shaped the 80s rock scene. Another related compilation that we’re going back to in this show is Keats Rides A Harley and the Happy Squid Sampler both from 1981 that predate Warfrat Tales. These were organized by the members of Urinals. All these, augmented with great extra material, are available on the secondary market as CDs (although maybe not so easily). Since Son of Warfrat Tales contains slightly newer bands, we also refer to the legendary Radio Tokyo Tapes organized by Ethan James (criminally, still not reissued…) And finally, Vitus says don’t forget Hell Comes to Your House (Bemisbrain 1981)… no we won’t! Finally, big thanks to Vitus for sending us this new, ultra rare disc!

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The Last – Try To Rise;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Wooden legs With Real Feet;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Melody
100 Flowers – Reject Yourself;
100 Flowers – From The Fire;
Trotsky Icepick – Yolanda Won’t You Give Me A Job;
Leaving Trains – Jalama;
Leaving Trains – Leaving Train;
Leaving Trains – Virginia City;
Leaving Trains – Creeping Coastlines Of Light;
The Ringling Sisters – 56 Reasons To Go Downtown;
Devil Squares – Red And Blue;
Question – Head On Straight;
Question – Brand New World;
Question – Shall Be Love;
Carmaig De Forest – Blank Verses;
Carmaig De Forest’s Deathgrooveparty – One More Time;
Chainsaw Pop – It Doesn’t Get Any Better;
Action Now – I Want You;
Human Hands – Hypnotica;
Human Hands – Jimmy Loop;
The Dream Syndicate – Lucky;
House of Freaks – Barn Burning;
The Last – Brand New Drug;
The Last – She Don’t Know Why I’m Here.

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Neon Rainbow (ex Mystery Train)
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