Flashlite #155

Kevn KinneyKevn Kinney used to be in the band called Drivin ‘N’ Cryin, but now he has a solo careers quite in the past decade. His new album A Good Country Mile is a collaboration with Anton Fier. Terry Adams is not the only remaining original or classic line up member of NRBQ, but the record is still very nice and worth checking out. Legendary Bill Fox from Cleveland has a new record out called One Thought Revealed. We also have reissues for Reatards and Eddy Current Suppression Ring today. New band for today is Slow Animal from New Jersey. This show is dedicated to Etta James.

Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me;
Slow Animal – Sitting Here;
Pow Wows – Seance;
Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Get Up Morning;
The Reatards – Give It to Me;
The Del-Lords – Double Life;
Drivin ‘N’ Cryin – Saddle on the Side of the Road;
Kevn Kinney – Challenge;
The Frictions – Last Resort;
Spampinato Brothers – Let Him Think On That;
NRBQ – Keep This Love Goin’;
Teddy Morgan And The Pistolas – Run Down Shacks;
Kathleen Edwards – Empty Threat;
The Love Me Nots – Let’s Get Wrecked;
Bill Fox – I’m Not Over Loving You;
Bill Fox – Round The World.

Flashlite #154

Jennifer MiroThe Nuns was one of the first punk bands from the San Francisco rock scene. One of the punk pioneers from that era was Jennifer Anderson, better known as Jennifer Miro. This beautiful woman sadly died alone in New York last December and it took several weeks for the news to spread around. She was 54. Today’s show goes to her. We also have one new band today, Happy Thoughts from Indiana. The instrumental band Smrts from Australia have a new record out called Smrts Have Friends and Visit Them At Night, which will be an vinyl only release available in February. Wooden Wand also has a new record called Brairwood, which he recorded with a combo of several experienced musicians from Birmingham, AL. Evan Dando’s hotel room recordings from 1993 are out as a new Lemonheads release called Hotel Sessions.

The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar;
King Louie’s Missing Monuments – Hot Class;
The Happy Thoughts – Indiana Girls;
Cute Lepers – Foxy Society;
The Barreracudas – Baby Jessica;
The Nuns – Wild;
Alejandro Escovedo – Nuns Song;
Glass Eye – Glass Eye;
Scott Reynolds – Blitzkrieg Bop;
Smudge – Superhero;
Lemonheads – Superhero;
Leb i Sol – Devetka;
Republika 903 – So maki sum se rodil;
Smrts – Born with Torments;
The Moaners – Cowboy Bob (Ballad of Peggy Jo Tallas);
Alex Chilton – All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain;
Wooden Wand and The Brairwood Virgins – Winter in Kentucky;
Jimmie Dale Gilmore and the Wronglers – In The Pines.

Flashlite #153 – Paying Respect

Tom ArdolinoRock’n’rollers don’t spare themselfes. Their lives are intense. They pack a lot of action in their lifetime and often leave young. These people inspire us and entertain us. We learn from them too. The past year saw the passing of many great ones: New Orleans vocalist Benny Spellman, original bass player of The Shadows Jet Harris, rock’n’roll promoter from Cleveland Steve Popovic, the saxophonist from the E Street Clarence Clemons, Gerry Stuck-in-the-middle Rafferty, Rundgren’s keyboardist Moogy Klingman, the songwriter Jerry Leiber, Polly up-yours Styrene, the original guitar master Hubert Sumlin, his disciple Gary Moore, drumming wizard Keef Hartley, singer-songwriter Bill Morrissey, John Walker brother and the jazz giant from Zagreb Bosko Petrovic… we remember all of them today with a show dedicated to those that left us last year. And 2012 didn’t start the right way either. She already took Tom Ardolino from NRBQ and one of my favorite writers ever Josef Skvorecky. We will remember them with deepest respect.

NRBQ – It Feels Good;
NRBQ – That’s Alright;
Hana Zagorova And Flamingo – Svatej kluk;
Benny Spellman – Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette);
The Shadows – Wonderful Land;
Ronnie Spector – Say Goodbye To Holliwood;
Bruce Springsteen – Tenth Avenue Freeze Out;
Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street;
Todd Rundgren – Dust In The Wind;
Freddie Bell & The Bellboys – Hound Dog;
X-Ray Spex – I Can’t Do Anything;
Howlin Wolf – Smokestack Lightnin;
Gil Scott-Heron – When You Are Who You Are;
Gary Moore – Boogie My Way Back Home;
Keef Hartley – Leave It ‘Til The Morning;
Bill Morrissey – Small Town On The River;
Walker Brothers – Saddest Night In The World;
BP Convention – Keka Kolo.

Flashlite #152 – The Best of 2011 – pt 3

RainerThe third part of our “Best of 2011” series brings you the best short forms in the past year in the first half of the show. I mean by that eps, singles, mini albums and so on. The second half of the show is all about reissues and albums that were issued last year, but were recorded much earlier. The absolute stand out in that batch last year was in my mind one of the last recordings (if not the last recording) of Rainer Ptacek mere weeks before his death back in 1997. Best short forms and reissues are otherwise lined up in a random free-form order. I did not attempt to chart them.

Michelle Shocked – Streetcorner Ambassador;
Bäddat För Trubbel – Inte Bocka Och Buga;
Personal & The Pizzas – I Want You;
Ty Segall – Salamanda Palaganda;
Wolf People – Silbury Sands;
Reigning Sound – Not Far Away;
Fleshtones – Remember The Ramones;
Cody Chesnutt – Come Back Like Spring;
Damien Youth – Satelites At Seven;
The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up;
Screaming Trees – Anita Grey;
The Normals – Don’t Pick Me;
Lou Reed – Caroline Says;
The Rolling Stones – Imagination;
Bobby Charles – Small Town Talk;
Rainer with Joey Burns and John Convertino – Now I Know Better;
Rainer with Joey Burns and John Convertino – (Tasted Better Going Down) Valerie;
Mikal Cronin – Is It Alright.