Flashlite #277

Ruined FortuneA ton of new tunes from Australia. We have Ruined Fortune, a duo from Sydney and Eastlink from Melbourne. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have a new record called Oddments, plus we were lucky to host them in Cleveland. We also check out some good old rustbelt bands. Cheap Girls come from Lansing MI and The Safes are from Chicago. Peter Holsapple wrote a neat tribute to his old band Continental Drifters for The Radio Free Song Club and recorded it with overdubs from Susan Cowsill and Russ Broussard. We also check out the new Secretly Canadian reissues of Nikki Sudden albums.

The Singles – Turn The Other Way;
Cheap Girls – Man in Question;
Guided By Voices – Zero Elasticity;
Sweet Apple – Under The Liquor Store;
The Safes – Erased From History;
The Tears – Don’t Care About Nothing;
Fall-Outs – Like Me;
Elmore James – Dust My Blues;
Swell Maps – The Helicopter Spies;
Nikki Sudden – Out of Egypt;
Eastlink – Gina;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Live in CLE;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Crying;
Ruined Fortune – Transparent faces;
The Strungs – Tigger;
Holsapple Cowsill Broussard – No Better.

Flashlite #276

catl.Today we present the new record for catl, a blues rock duo from Toronto, Canada. Another representative of the same genre, but a bit more traditional, are Backsliders from Australia. They have a new album out there called Dark Side. Jack Bruce of Cream is back also with a new record. Jon Spencer with his new single rounds out our very long blues segment today. Sonic Chicken 4 from Perpignan are also back with the new record called Shake Appeal. The leader of Tragically Hip, Gord Downie joined forces with The Sadies to make a new record. All of that stuff today in The Little Lighthouse!

Overflow – Usred cice zime;
catl – Gotta Thing For You;
catl – F.U. Blues;
Jack Bruce – The Clearout;
Jack Bruce – Keep It Down;
Backsliders – Kill The Emotion;
Skip James – All Nigh Long (Blues Alphabet);
Treat Her Right – Back Door;
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She’s On It;
Woven Hand – Good Shepherd;
Sonic Chicken 4 – Do It Alright;
Sonic Chicken 4 – El Nico;
Gord Downie and The Sadies – It Didn’t Start To Break My Heart Until This Afternoon;
The Sadies – Leave This World Behind (Live in CLE);
Los Puchos – Swamp Town;
Eamon McGrath – Big River.

Playlist from The Sadies pre-show party at The Blue Arrow Records

Died Pretty – Life To Go
The Melted Americans – What’s Going On
Sonic Youth – Within You Without You
Death of Samantha – Conviction
Sweet Apple – I’m In Trouble
Doug Gillard – Ready For Dead
Prefab Sprout – Cars And Girls
Big Star – Daisy Glaze
The Only Ones – My Way of Giving
Creation – How Does It Feel
The Mouse And The Traps – Public Execution
The Byrds – Why
Roger McGuinn – Rock and Roll Time
T Rex – Baby Strange
Apache – Jam Pusher
Any Trouble – Yesterday’s Love
Dirty Looks – Let Go
Games – Different Times
Redd Kross – Winter Blues
The Rolling Stones – Wanna Hold You
Natural Child – She Got A Mind
Rainer and Das Combo – If I Had Possession
Treat Her Right – Picture of the Future
Low Cut Connie – Cleveland
Gile – Pobuna
Tim Lee – Turn Around
Green On Red – Aspirin
House of Freaks – Ten More Minutes To Live
The Alpha Band – Perverse Generation
Bevis Frond – This One
Allysen Callery – My Carolina
Bevis Frond – Opthalmic Microdots
Let’s Active – Talking To Myself
Jeffrey Lee Pierce – Fire
Volcano Suns – Needle In The Camel’s Eye
King Tuff – Connection
Dream Syndicate – Let It Rain
Meat Puppets – One More Drop
The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait
Ducks Deluxe – Fireball
Utopia – Lysistrata
Starry Eyes And Laughing – One Foot In The Boat
Jesse Winchester – Midnight Bus
Brinsley Schwartz – Unknown Number
Chris Spedding – Guitar Jamboree
Jack Bruce – The Clearout
Trio – Sunday You Need Love Monday Be Alone

Flashlite #275

Black Math HorsemanIn our new show, we introduce singer songwriter Chuck Ragan, from Florida, with his new record Till Midnight. He writes in a more traditional format and another new name, Bart Davenport writes catchy power-pop tunes. He comes from Oakland, CA, and has quite a following in Spain. From Australia, we check out Nervous Trend and in London, Vacilando 68 record label sends us Piper’s Son. Black Math Horseman appeared on the Nirvana tribute In Utero, In Tribute, In Entirety, but in the mean time they managed to break up. In the end, we finish off with Scruffy The Cat, which was a cool 80s college rock band from Boston. Their singer Charlie Chesterman passed away on November 4th last year, and we pay a tribute to him.

Stan McMahon – For All Your Ills;
Doug Gillard – Your Eyes;
Death of Samantha – Couldn’t Forget About That;
Sweet Apple – Troubled Sleep;
Black Math Horseman – All Apologies;
Nirvana – All Apologies;
Purson – The Contract;
Son House – Death Letter Blues (Blues Alphabet);
Holly Golightly – Pistol Pete (Live in CLE);
Holy Golightly And The Brokeoffs – Pistol Pete;
Chuck Ragan – Non Typical;
Bart Davenport – Loop in My Head;
Cretin Stompers – Randy Kraft;
Nervous Trend – Written Record;
Piper’s Son – Mining;
Scruffy The Cat – Thomas Doubter;
Scruffy The Cat – Capital Moonlight.

Flashlite #274

Larry RamosToday’s show is dedicated to Larry Ramos, the singer who was a part of The Association, starting with their third album Insight Out. He passed away last week. We remember him with two tunes, but we also celebrate some new music as well. We introduce The Record Company, a band from Los Angeles. On the other band, in Brooklyn NYC we have a new really fun band called Screamin’ Rebel Angels. Greg Oblivian’s Reigning Sound have a new single. Los Puchos is a new name from Phoenix AZ. They put their music out exclusively on cassette tapes. Tame Impala have a new live LP. We also check out two recent LPs by Brimstone Howl. They were a great band from Omaha who broke up some 7 years ago, but before they split, they recorded two albums. One back home in Omaha and the other one in Detroit with Jim Diamond. Those albums were shelved and waited until recently only to show up in limited edition vinyl. John Ziegler, vocalist from that band also has a new band called The Lupines.

J Henry Burnett – Sliding By;
The Record Company – Baby I’m Broken;
Screamin’ Rebel Angels – Saved;
Elkie Brooks – Saved;
Oblivians – Pinball King;
Reigning Sound – Falling Rain;
Denney And The Jets – Darlin’;
Mississippi John Hurt – Here I Am, Oh Send Me (Blues Alphabet);
Brimstone Howl – Crosswind;
Brimstone Howl – Nothing New Under The Sun;
The Lupines – Maria (Where’s Yr Man);
Lawson And Four More – Halfway Down The Stairs;
Trashed Romeos- Halfway Down The Stairs;
Todd Rundgren – I Saw the Light;
Los Puchos – Sophie;
The Association – Are You Ready;
The Association – Like Always;
Natural Child – Train Coming Round The Bend (Live in CLE)
Tame Impala – Desire Be, Desire Go.

Flashlite #273 – Vinyl Junkyard 9

Max's Kansas CityThis is another one of our vinyl junkyard episodes, in which we play some old vinyl records which I found dirt cheap collecting dust in a dollar bin. This time we have two records which were sold back in the seventies as souvenirs at the decadent Max’s Kansas City rock club in New York City. Both records feature studio recordings of bands that were regulars at the club and includes Wayne County, Pere Ubu, The Fast, Suicide and Philip Rambow. The first volume from 1976 is definitely stronger, but the second one from 1977 is a fun listen because the best known name on it is Philips Rambow of The Winkies “fame”. So other bands are even less known. It’s always fun to take a break from current stuff with some old scratchy records and I hope you dig it as much as I do.

Alejandro Escovedo – Chelsea Hotel 78 (Live in CLE);
Wayne County – Max’s Kansas City;
The Fast – Boys Will Be Boys;
Pere Ubu – Final Solution;
Cherry Vanilla – Shake Your Ashes;
Wayne County – Cream in My Jeans;
Wayne County – Flip Your Wig;
The Fast – Wow Pow Bash Crash;
Suicide – Rocket USA;
Philip Rambow – Night Out;
The Winkies – Twilight Masquerade;
Just Water – What We Need Is Some Rock;
The Brats – First Rock Star On The Moon;
Andrew Pearson – Palace of the King.