Today at the lighthouse we have nothing but the heavyweight legends of rock’n’roll, all mostly with the new material. We start off with Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Bob has a new record and Neil released unpublished recordings from 1975. We also have two ex members of Green on Red with new records for each of them: Chris Cacavas and Chuck Prophet. Their buddy from the same scene, Russ Tolman, who used to be in True West also has a new single out. Their buddy from the same town, Howe Gelb, has a piano solo record and we check it out. Our good friend from Louisiana, a legendary songwriter in his own right, Damien Youth has a new band Belladonna Lovers and we check it out in this episode of the show. We close the show with the new projects from the Trotsky Icepick camp. They are extraordinarily active these days: Vitus Matare andÂ John Rosewall have a new album as Petrified Max and John Talley Jones is withÂ Strikeslip.
Chris Cacavas – Truth;
Neil Young – Vacancy;
Bob Dylan – Goodbye Jimmy Reed;
Bob Dylan – Standing in the Doorway;
Giant Sand – Warm Storm;
Howe Gelb – Steadfast;
Russ Tolman – The Trees Are In Love With You;
True West – You;
Green On Red – We Shall Overcome;
Chris Cacavas – We Can Dream;
Chuck Prophet – Womankind;
The Stone Roses – Sally Cinnamon;
Damien Youth – Susie Cinnamon;
Belladonna Lovers – Frankenstein Head;
Petrified Max – Snowshoe;
Strikeslip – Stuporstar;
Trotsky Icepick – Imaging Neptune.
It’s a heavy show today. We start off with OBN III’s from Austin TX, lead by Orville Bateman Neeley III. Their new album Third Time To Harm, which is loud add diverse love letter to rock’n’roll. Speaking about rocking, one of the strongest bands in Yugoslavia was The Spoons from Pula. Their singer Bruno Subiotto continued his career as a singer in numerous bands, and also as an actor. His new band is called Roger N. Out which we feature in today’s show. San Pedro Slim is also a new name in our show. He comes from San Pedro, sings the blues and plays a mean harmonica. Chuck Prophet’s new single is also featured today. It’s a heavy show today, but we finish with an incredible, soft new arrangement of Laura Nyro’s Been On A Train. This features Rickie Lee Jones on vocals and will be out on the upcoming Billy Child’s record Reimagining Laura Nyro.
Laura Nyro – Been On A Train;
Patto – Hold Me Back;
OBN IIIs – Parasites;
Blue Oyster Cult – Betty Lou’s Got A New Pair of Shoes;
Bob Mosley – The Joker;
The Spoons – Sooner or Later;
Roger N. Out – Ride Me;
Morgen – Welcome to the Void;
Powder Monkeys – I Thank You;
Sam and Dave – I Thank You;
J.B. Lenoir – The Whale (Blues Alphabet);
San Pedro Slim – Someday I Won’t Care;
Chuck Prophet – Lonely Desolation;
The Chamber Strings – I’ll Die Before She Leaves (Live in CLE);
Billy Childs Feat. Rickie Lee Jones – Been On A Train.
Instrumental bed music: Frank Zappa – Duodenum is dedicated to my dad.
Sad news comes to us that the soul legend Solomon Burke died last week in Netherlands. This happened in the middle of the times when his revived career saw new heights. However, in his honor, we play some of his classic hits from the sixties and we dedicate this show to him. We also have some new stuff in today’s show. Australian band You Aim I is back with a self-titled album and Kim Simpson with a new ep which he entitled The Price Is Right. The new name in today’s show is Stephanie Finch, collaborator of Chuck Prophet. The album is called Cry Tomorrow. We also feature the new recordings for Tim Lee and Sweet Apple that one can find on Internet (or as a Japanese only bonus in the case of Sweet Apple).
Rod Stewart – The Killing Of Georgie;
Solomon Burke – Stupidity;
Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody to Love;
Solomon Burke – You’re Good For Me;
Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm;
You Am I – Mr. Milk;
You Am I – The Good Ones;
Eamon McGrath – Dark End Of The Street;
Tav Falco – Tina, the Go Go Queen;
Stephanie Finch – Tina Goodbye;
Sweet Apple – Hold Me I’m Dying;
smRts – Through The Gardens Of St. John’s Wort;
Let’s Active – In Between;
Tim Lee 3 with Mitch Easter – Sirens;
The Windbreakers – Nation of Two;
The Slummers – Tell Me I’m Lazy;
Kim Simpson – Rueda De Fuego.
Today we have three new records and four obituaries. We say goodbye to Pete Quaife, former bass player of Kinks and a Memphis musician Tommy Hoehn. We also have a small tribute to Tom Gotovac, a conceptual artist from Zagreb who influenced the local punk scene greatly and who also died recently. I did not find any musical tribute, but another Yugoslav actor, possibly the greatest one from over there Bekim Fehmiu committed suicide a few days ago. Today’s show is dedicated to Pete, Tommy, Tom and Bekim. Alejandro Escovedo has a new album out, it’s called Street Songs of Love and it’s again a collaboration between him and Chuck Prophet, just like the previous one Real Animal. Marah is now basically only one of the Bielanko brothers and he put out a new album called Life is a Problem. Melvins came straight out of nowhere to #200 on Billboard new albums list with a new release called The Bride Screamed Murder. Check it all out here:
Luther Dickinson and The Sons of Mudboy – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning;
Kinks – Last of the Steam-Powered Trains;
Mapleoak – Son Of A Gun;
Kinks – Time Will Tell;
Holly Golightly – Time Will Tell.wav
Pekinska Patka – Bolje da nosim kratku kosu;
Azra – Nemoj po glavi d. p;
Bruce Springsteen – Two Hearts;
Alejandro Escovedo – Faith;
Alejandro Escovedo – Smoke;
Javier Escovedo – As Another Day Passes By;
Apache – Bad Kids Edit;
Marah – Life Is A Problem;
The Melvins – My Generation;
Zlatni Akordi – My Generation;
The Rolling Stones – Good Time Women;
Kropotkins – Bringabye (feat. Samm Bennett).
Rock’n’roll veteran Alejandro has a story to tell. The story is about his life and his job – a rock’n’roll musician. He gave it all to his calling, and the calling took it all away. After a serious battle for life (versus hepatitis c) a few years ago, Alejandro emerged stronger than ever. In 2008, rejuvenated Alejandro with help of Chuck Prophet and producer Tony Visconti, put his life story in a form of an oldfashioned rock record (double LP if you got the vinyl version). And it’s a great record that will turn classic. Time will show, I’m sure.