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Flashlite #671

Susanna Hoffs

Today we check out new music from Susanna Hoffs (who used to be in Bangles). She made a cover record. Successful Failures from Trenton, NJ and Loose Koozies from Detroit are back with new tunes. Italian powerpoppers Radio Days have a new single. We introduce Grand Splendid from Montreal in Canada and Warmbabies from Nice in France. We close the show with two obits related to visual art characters important to rock music. Photographer Mick Rock passed away on November 18th and painter Kosta Bunusevac passed away on September 8th.

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Disciplina Kicme – Zub;
The Successful Failures – Naval Victories;
The Warmbabies – Girls Don’t Like It;
The Bevis Frond – Find The Mole;
Velvet Underground – Femme Fatale;
Rainy Day – I’ll Be Your Mirror;
Susanna Hoffs – Femme Fatale;
Grand Splendid – Magic;
UV-TV – Distant Lullaby;
The Exbats – Practice On Me;
The On and Ons – Vanishing Act;
Radio Days – 1998;
Loose Koozies – The Butterfly;
Sad Planets – Want You To Want You;
Step-Panther – Bike Lock;
Sonny Vincent – The Rain is Black Again;
Rebel Star – Sunce;
Disciplina Kicme – Dozivljaji Zelenog Zuba;
Iggy and The Stooges – Search and Destroy;
Lou Reed – Vicious.

Flashlite #520

Tena Rak, Å ećerWelcome to the first ‘regular’ edition of The Little Lighthouse in 2019. Today we play a tune from the new ESC Life album, out soon on Ill In The Head records in North America. ESC Life come from Croatia, and so does Tena Rak. She used to play drums in Vlasta Popić, but that band no longer plays together. So we check out her solo act dubbed Å ećer and quartet Mi Nerve with three other ladies, Ivana PuÅ¡nik , Tea Ovničević, and Ivana Ljubičić. Back in the USA, Terry Six and Louie Bankston (ex Exploding Hearts) are back with an excellent new album together. Eugene Chadbourne teamed up with The Sunwatchers and recorded an album tribute to Minutemen, Doug Sahm and Henry Flyn. Paisley Underground legends Bangles, Three O’Clock, Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade made a record together covering each other’s songs. It’s almost a follow up to the legendary Rainy Day album. John Petković and Dave James of Death of Samantha have a new synth pop duet, Metrolight and we check out one of the songs recorded live in Cleveland recently. Holly Golightly has a new English solo album out and lots of folks included it on their lists of best albums last year. Yes, it’s that good. Outrageous Cherry are back with their final album entitled Meet You In The Shadows completed before the passing of founding lead guitarist Larry Ray.

Calibro 35 – Pragma;
ESC Life – Song of the Weak;
Terry and Louie – (I’m) Looking For A Heart;
Exploding Hearts – Thorns In Roses;
Thee Melomen – Freight Train
Bad Sports – Ode to Power;
Vlasta Popić – Trziste;
Å ećer – Zalogaj;
Mi Nerve – Moji planeti;
Texas Tornados & Sir Doug – Give Back The Key To My Heart;
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers – Give Back the Key to My Heart;
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers – Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing;
Minutemen – Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing;
Outrageous Cherry – Self-Made Monster;
Outrageous Cherry – Complicate Me;
Holly Golightly – Love (Can’t You Hear Me);
Holly Golightly – Time Will Tell;
Brian Olive – It’s A Lie;
The Three O’Clock – Jet Fighter;
The Bangles – Jet Fighter;
Metrolight – Molecules (Live in CLE).

Flashlite #444

Julie DoironToday we have Julie Doiron from Canada returning to the playlist with her new band Julie and The Wrong Guys. Also from Canada, The Wasted Potential that we played some time ago through a series of contemporary Hüsker Dü covers are back with a new tune dedicated. The DTs come from Bellingham WA, and hail from Hidden Volume, the same label that also brought us Gorilla* and The Improbables this year. Katy Cole and her Last Daze keep putting out new songs and we are anticipating the new record with great hopes. And we also wait for the new Dream Syndicate record. Meanwhile they are putting occasional tracks from their upcoming album on Youtube. Derrick Anderson from Toledo, OH teamed up with The Bangles for his new single. We also check out Handsome Jack from Lockport, NY live in Cleveland. Brinsley Schwartz lost album It’s All Over Now is finally properly released, so we check that out too.

Sweet Apple – Everybody’s Leaving;
The DTs – Just A Little Taste;
Wasted Potential – Curt Murder Face Rip;
Zerodent – This Time;
Needles Pins – Violet;
Julie and The Wrong Guys – You Wanted What I Wanted;
Last Daze – Daddy Was An Outlaw;
The Americans – Stowaway;
Judy Clay & William Bell – Private Number;
Babe Ruth – Private Number;
Brinsley Schwartz – Private Number;
Derrick Anderson – When I Was Your Man;
Dream Syndicate – Glide;
Blackfoot Gypsies – Gypsy Queen;
Ex-Cult – Hollywood Heatseeker;
Handsome Jack (Live in CLE);
Handsome Jack – Between The Lines.

Flashlite #297

The Psycho SistersBack in the early nineties Vicki Peterson (from The Bangles) and Susan Cowsill (of the Cowsills), joined forces and started performing as a duet. Later in the decade, the collaboration blossomed into a new full band, Continental Drifters, which contained many of the eighties paisley pop musicians including Peterson and Cowsill. The band broke up, but Peterson and Cowsill reformed recently as The Psycho Sisters and made their first record as a duet. We feature them in today’s show, along with the new tunes for Cozy, Dead Milkmen and Allysen Callery. We also feature Birth of Joy from Netherlands, Deaf Wish from Australia and Banging Fragiles from Cleveland for the first time in our show.

Sybille Baier – The End;
OBN IIIs – Worries;
Cozy – Just a Touch;
King Tuff – Rainbow’s Run;
Dead Milkmen – All You Need Is Nothing;
Saucer – Jail Ain’t Stoppin’ Us;
POD – 123;
Bird of Joy – The Sound;
Deaf Wish – Cool Comment;
Banging Fragiles – Live in CLE;
The Budas Band – Tomahawk;
Rebirth Brass Band – HBNS;
Jack Owens – Jack Ain’t Had No Water;
Continental Drifters – Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway;
The Psycho Sisters – What Do You Want From Me;
Allysen Callery – The End.

Flashlite #183

Alicja TroutToday we start with two Alicias. Actually, one Alicia and one Alicja. Alicia Gbur is a well known photographer from the Detroit area and a former member of Von Bondies. She also has a new band called Fawn. Their debut album Coastlines came out recently. Alicja Trout is also a multi-talented artist, but she’s from Memphis, TN. Her new band River City Tanlines has a new album Coast To Coast. Susanna Hoffs, from The Bangles has a new solo record out and it has a sweet retro sound, produced by Mitchell Froom. Amy Allison joined forces with David Scott of the Pearlfishers for their new album together called Turn Like The World Does. Bob Mould’s Sugar had put out reissues of nearly their entire catalog, including some live recording that are out for the first time.

Eamon McGrath – Eternal Adolescence;
Fawn – The Forest;
River City Tanlines – Stop My Heart;
River City Tanlines – Lookin’ for a Line;
Bangles – Dover Beach;
Susanna Hoffs – This Is The Place;
Amy Allison & David Scott – The Way You Remember Things;
Pearlfishers – We’re Gonna Save The Summer;
Redd Kross – Meet Frankenstein;
Sugar – Where Diamonds Are Halos (BBC Radio Session);
Chuck Prophet – Shake Some Action (Live in CLE);
Natural Child – That’s How I Got To Memphis;
Tom T. Hall – That’s How I Got to Memphis;
Kelly Willis – That’s How I Got To Memphis;
Rip Rig + Panic – Eros What Brings Colour Up The Stem.

Flashlite #139

Mikal CroninToday we have a large block dedicated to Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. We know Ty from our earlier shows. Mikal is in his band, and also has a solo record which offers a new standard for the snot punk scene. It’s a wonderful result that showcases a new, yet fully mature songwriter. We also have a new album for The Bangles and their producer, Matthew Sweet. Glossary are back with the new record Long Live All of Us. John Doe tours USA with X, they were in Cleveland on Tuesday, but he also has a solo record out called Keeper. Tommy Keene is back with Behind The Parade. We dedicate today’s show to Jerry Leiber, one half of the songwriting tandem Leiber and Stoller, who passed away on August 22 this year.

Elkie Brooks – Love Potion nr. 9;
Nazz – Open My Eyes;
The Bangles – Open My Eyes;
Matthew Sweet – She Walks The Night;
Pink Floyd – Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk;
Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin – Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk;
Mikal Cronin – Situation;
Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread;
John Paul Keith – Anyone Can Do It;
Kelly Kneiser – Don’t Give Up On Me;
Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On;
John Doe – Never Enough;
Roy A. Loney – Ruin Your Shoes;
Jumprope – Kites Are Fun;
Tommy Keene – Deep Six Saturday;
Tommy Keene – Places That Are Gone;
Richard Barrett – Some Other Guy;
Little Willie Littlefield – Kansas City aka KC Lovin’.