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Flashlite #728

Tom Verlaine

Today we check out the latest in loosely speaking post wave. We have new singles from the Australian bands R.M.F.C. and Straight Arrows and also French band Frustration and Spitting Image from Reno, Nevada. We check out new album announcements from two Ohio bands, The Drin from Cincinnati and Public Squares from Cleveland. Bass Drum of Death from Oxford, Mississippi has a new album and Eamon McGrath did something outrageous – seven (yes 7!) new albums in just one day. Over in LA, Fernando Perdomo and Michael Collins collaborate as Broken Sound. Today’s show is dedicated to Tom Verlaine, legendary guitarist of Television who passed away on January 28.

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Television – Days;
The Drin – Venom;
Bass Drum of Death – Find It;
Bass Drum of Death – Too Cold to Hold;
Spitting Image – Full Sun;
Broken Sound – She Likes Running;
New Brutarians – New Muse;
Eamon McGrath – Tides;
Public Squares – Voices;
Living Stereo – Soul 67;
Eggy – Magic 8 Ball;
Frustration – Winds Of Change;
Tom Verlaine – Mr. Blur;
R.M.F.C. – Access;
Straight Arrows – Fast Product;
Television – Marquee Moon.

Flashlite #727

Jeff Beck

My coming out of age decade is the 80s. But we can all safely objectively admit that the best rock music came out between 1965 and 1975. Two of the strongest creators in that period left the planet recently within a week from each other. Legendary guitarist of Yardbirds Jeff Beck and founder of The Byrds David Crosby. Both left an permanent mark in the history of popular music. Beck as a guitarist and Crosby as a vocalist and songwriter. We merely use this sad moment to just take back the clock and listen to some music from the period when rock was truly innovative and fresh. Excuse my US vinyl for the Yardbirds, but that’s how it came out back then in glorious fake “electronically enhanced” stereo.

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Byrds – Psychodrama City
Yardbirds – Train Kept A Rolling
Yardbirds – Evil Hearted You
Yardbirds – Shapes of Things
Yardbirds – Over Under Sideways Down
Yardbirds – Jeff’s Boogie
Jeff Beck – Hi Ho Silver Lining
Jeff Beck Group – Blues De Luxe
Jeff Beck Group – Spanish Boots
Jeff Beck Group – Ice Cream Cakes
Beck, Bogert and Appice – Superstition
Byrds – The Airport Song
Byrds – Wait and See
Byrds – Eight Miles High
Byrds – Wild Mountiain Thyme
Byrds – What’s Happening
Byrds – Renaiscance Fair
Byrds – Lady Friend
Byrds – Triad
Byrds – Draft Morning
David Crosby – Get Together.

Flashlite #726

Varonas

Welcome to the first regular Lighthouse in 2023! We have new tunes from Trotsky Icepick, Starcrawler, Brower, Speedways and The Routes. Speedways from UK and Brower from New York have exceptionally catchy new tunes. We introduce Pointed Sticks from Canada, Rayland Baxter from Nashville and Varonas from Spain. We also have two tributes. One to Terry Hall, the vocalist of The Specials and leader of Fun Boy Three and the other to Massimo Savic, legendary Yugo rock singer. Both passed away last month.

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The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore;
Dorian Gray – Sjaj u tami;
Trotsky Icepick – Girl You Got to Change;
Petrified Max – The Big W (Happy New Year);
Mick Trouble – Me and the Riddle Tree;
Brower – Where is the Magic;
The Speedways – Secret Secrets;
Deniz Tek – Home;
Fruit Tones – Cream & Sugar;
The Pointed Sticks – Out Of Luck;
The Pointed Sticks – There’s The Door;
Rayland Baxter – Tadpole;
BBQT – JUMPOUTS (single version);
Starcrawler – Thursday;
Varonas – Décadas;
Doctor Explosion – Grises;
The Routes – Lead Lined Clouds;
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum);
The Specials – Friday Night Saturday Morning;
The Specials – Concrete Jungle.

Flashlite #725

Valerie June

Contemporary rockers like to go back to the old songs and make covers. It’s been like that since the earliest days of rock’n’roll. Pandemic lockdowns have forced musicians to stay home and pause their tours. In confinement, many found inspiration in old songs. Today’s show is just a mere selection to illustrate this phenomenon. Glam, power pop, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, 60s rock… that’s on our program tonight, but in renewed and refreshed makeovers from today’s artists.

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Willie Nelson – With a Little Help from My Friends
The Flashcubes featuring Steve Conte – Gudbuy T’Jane
Bill Lloyd – Let Her Dance
The Jack Cades feat. Frankie Fuzz – For Your Love
The Zack Static Sect – Have You Seen My Baby
The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs – Slow Death
The Loud Family – Rocks Off
Hollis Brown – Stupid Girl
Melvins – Sway
The William Loveday Intention – Hurricane
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
Brad Marino – Another Sad and Lonely Night
Mod Fun – Day After Day
Jeff Beck/Johnny Depp – Venus In Furs
Sounds Incarcerated – Porpoise Song
Valerie June – Don’t It Make You Want to Go Home
John Wesley Coleman – Everybody’s Talking
Phosphorescent – To Love Somebody.

Flashlite #724

2022

We continue our list of best albums in 2022 and reveal the best albums. All top five records are extremely catchy and favor hooks to pretention. Gyasi gets an LP vinyl release for the first time on Bomp label, known for its catchiness through out the history of rock’n’roll. Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall continue with Petrified Max project and keep cranking high quality music from year to year. Joey Rubbish of Chicago’s Rubs leaves no filler on his hook laden album Dust. Alicja Trout gets together with Sweet Knives and delivers a jewel of an album with a good mix of guitars, bubblegum and synthesizers. But the most complete album this year is in my opinion brought to us by the New Zealand outfit Best Bets. On An Unhistoric Night is a fun record without much pretention, but a fantastic flow that would likely make it a classic in years to come. The rest of the list is pretty great as well and features 3rd Secret, Aoife O’Donovan, Harlan T. Bobo, Jack Broadbent, The Americans, Ghost Woman, Tony Molina, Gentleman Jesse and multiple entries by David Nance. Check it out!

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Gentleman Jesse – Lose Everything;
Tony Molina – The Last Time;
David Nance and Simon Joyner – Clingy And Thick;
David Nance – Yesterday Don’t Matter;
Ghost Woman – Along;
The Americans – Sore Bones;
Jack Broadbent – Ride;
Harlan T Bobo – Free;
Aoife O’Donovan – Phoenix;
3rd Secret – Diamond in the Cold;
Gyasi – Feed Your Face;
Petrified Max – Long Way Around;
The Rubs – Dana;
The Rubs – I Don’t Wanna Wait;
Sweet Knives – Oh Danny;
Sweet Knives – On A Grey Day;
Best Bets – The Point;
Best Bets – Whataworld.


01 Best Bets - On An Unhistoric Night
02 Sweet Knives - Spritzereta
03 The Rubs - Dust
04 Petrified Max - Everything's Beautiful Now
05 Gyasi - Pronounced Jah-See
06 3rd Secret
07 Aoife O'Donovan - Age of Apathy
08 Harlan T Bobo - Porch Songs
09 Jack Broadbent - Ride
10 The American - Stand True
11 Ghost Woman
12a David Nance - Wet Candles
12b David Nance Pearl Lovejoy Boyd James Schroeder - Ash Wednesday
13 Tony Molina - In the Fade
14 Gentleman Jesse - Lose Everything
15 Julie Christensen - 11 from Kevin
16 Sylvia Rose Novak - A Miss A Masterpiece
17 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava
18 Murlocs - Rapscallion
19 2nd Grade - Easy Listening
20 Breanna Barbara - Nothin' But Time
21 Sisteria - Dark Matter
22 David Craven & Jon S Williams - Urban Trio
23 So Gung Ho
24 Schizophonics - Hoof It
25 Tav Falco - Club Car Zodiac
26 The Missed - Activation
27 Momma - Household Name
28 Black Lizard - Heads
29 Berries - High Flying Man
30 A Place to Bury Strangers - See Through You

 

Flashlite #723

2022

It’s that time of the year when we draw the line and look back into the past year. Today we review part 1 of my favorite albums in 2022. Today we sample music from the latest albums of A Place To Bury Strangers, Berries, Black Lizard, Momma, The Missed, Tav Falco, Schizophonics, So Gung Ho, David Craven & Jon S Williams, Sisteria, Breanna Barbara, 2nd Grade, The Murlocs, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Sylvia Rose Novak and Julie Christensen.

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A Place To Bury Strangers – Broken;
The Berries – Life’s Blood;
Black Lizard – 66Sick;
Momma – Callin Me;
The Missed – The Actor;
Tav Falco – Tony Driver Blues;
Schizophonics – The Alchemist Twist;
So Gung Ho – Unresolved;
David Craven & Jon S Williams – Surrender;
Sisteria – Star Child;
Breanna Barbara – Nothin But True;
2nd Grade – Hands Down;
The Murlocs – Living Under A Rock;
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gliese 710;
Sylvia Rose Novak – Fight;
Julie Christensen – Gloryland.

Flashlite #722

Annie Keating

All new in roots rock today with Hambone Skinny from Boston, Massachusetts, Annie Keating from Brooklyn, New York, Kai Strauss from Germany, Shawn Pittman from Texas and Duwayne Burnside from Memphis. We also have Peter Slager and Julie Scott together as a part of Spellbound, Dirty Streets from Memphis and Miraculous Mule from London UK. Remember the wonderful old roots rock band Wet Willie? Their frontman Jimmy Hall is back with the new solo record.

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Charlie Musselwhite – A Voice Foretold;
Hambone Skinny – Trash Can;
Annie Keating – Lovesick Blues;
Cecil Moore – Diamond Back;
Spellbound – Whisky;
Peter Case – Every 24 Hours;
John Mayall and Scarlet Rivera – Deep Blue Sea;
Dirty Streets – Poison;
Kai Strauss – Night Shift Blues;
Delbert McClinton – Stagger Lee;
Jimmy Hall – Jumpin For Joy;
Shawn Pittman – Maintain;
Jack Broadbent – Baby Blue;
Miraculous Mule – I Know I’ve Been Changed;
Duwayne Burnside – See My Jumper Hanging on the Line;
Nort Mississippi Allstars – Juicy Juice.

Flashlite #721

Breanna Barbara

Fine power pop and catchy tunes today with King Khan, Death Valley Girls and a fine band from Columbus called Connections that we love for a few years now. Whiffs who had a fantastic record two years ago, now are back with the new single. Arts & Leisure from Sacramento are also back with the new album. Dot Dash from Washington is also back with the new album after a great one we heard in 2018. Breanna Barbara is out with her new record. Babaganouj from Australia are also back with the new record. Introducing today  Uni Boys from LA. We close our show today with a new song from Dr. Feelgood and also say goodbye to their legendary Wilko Johnson, their former guitarist who passed away on 21 November this year.

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Best Bets – Big Time;
Uni Boys – On Your Lovin’ Mind;
The Whiffs – Tired of Romance;
The Whiffs – Seventeen;
Arts & Leisure – Hello;
Arts & Leisure – Pretty;
Breanna Barbara – Diamond Light;
Connections – Very Nice, Very Slow;
Connections – In Space;
King Khan & The Shrines – Children of the World;
Petrified Max – Cool Sliver Moon;
Steve Rosenbaum – Turn Out The Light;
Babaganouj – What Planet Do You Come From;
Death Valley Girls – What Are the Odds;
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Your Man’s No Good;
Dot Dash – Walls Closing In;
Dot Dash – Tense & Nervous;
Dr. Feelgood – Damn Right I Do!;
Dr. Feelgood – She Does It Right;
Dr. Feelgood – I Don’t Mind.

Flashlite #720

Holly Beth Vincent

A couple of sweet updates this time. Holly Beth Vincent of Holly And The Italians is here with her new single. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have published four albums in just a few short weeks, one after another. And a standout is environmental concept album Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava. We check it out today. Talking about wizards, a true star Todd Rungdren is back with a collaboration album Space Force, featuring a truly stellar list of collaborators. Black Lips are also here with the new record. Ghost Woman has a second album in a year announced with the new single. Salt Lake City’s Sculpture Club check in with the new single. We introduce Alien Nosejob from Australia, Andrew Bryant from Mississippi, Cory Branan from Nashville and Popular Creeps from Detroit.

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The Damned – Smash It Up;
Alien Nosejob – Beatles Vs Stones;
Holly Beth Vincent – Smash;
More Kicks – Seven Ways;
Telegrama – Chica Del Metro;
Andrew Bryant – Blacksheep;
Cory Branan – When In Rome, When In Memphis;
Crossword Smiles – Take It on the Chin;
Paul Westerberg – Waiting for Somebody;
Popular Creeps – Gone By 45;
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Mycelium;
The Murlocs – Bobbing and Weaving;
Lemon Twigs – Only a Fool;
Todd Rundgren – I´m Leaving feat. The Lemon Twigs;
Ghost Woman – Broke;
The New Brutarians – 16 Savior;
Black Lips – Apocalypse Love;
Sculpture Club – Holiday (Casper Meets Wendy);
The Damned – Smash it Up (part 1).

Flashlite #719

Fiona Horne

After a week long break, we’re back. This time we have a killer overview of the most recent garage rocking gems! We have the new stuff from the supertrio Wolfmanhattan Project with Mick Collins, Kid Congo Powers and Bob Bert. Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman has a new album. His fellow Australians, Los Palms are also back with new music. Also from Australia, we check out Michael Beach. We introduce Fruit Tones from Manchester, Downhauls from Boston, Ace of Spit from St. Louis, Class from Tucson AZ, Toxics from Helsinki in Finland and an interesting LA duet The Christian Family. Rock with us!

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Hunx & His Punx – White Lipstick;
Michael Beach – Out In A Burning Alley;
The Toxics – Different Lies;
Mini Skirt – DIY Nightmare;
S.U.G.A.R. – Nobody;
CLASS – Cockney Rebel;
The Christian Family – Whatcha Got;
Harlan T Bobo – Nadine;
Ace of Spit – Nadine (Won’t Make It to Memphis);
The Downhauls – Green;
Personal and the Pizzas – I Can Reed;
Schizophonics – Rain Down;
Fruit Tones – Back In The Night (Again);
Wolfmanhattan Project – Silky Narcotic;
Mad Mojo Jett – Pity Like;
Oog Bogo – New State;
Deniz Tek – Taking One for the Team;
Los Palms – Scared Of Saturday Nights;
Gee Tee – Someone Else.