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The Best of 2020 (Part 1): Flashlite #621

Best of 2020

We’re at the end of this historic crappy year. Still, there’s a good handful of albums that we kept coming back to at the Little Lighthouse. So, let’s take a look back and try to list those albums. Before the complete list of top 30 albums is complete in a week for now, let’s dig into the lower end of that list. For a crappy year, overall, the music was really good.

Datura4 – Mother Medusa;
Fuzz – Close Your Eyes;
X – I Gotta Fever;
All Them Witches – Lights Out;
The Third Mind – Claudia Cardinale;
Levitation Room – Stars Speak Softly;
The Sonic Dawn – UFO;
Bob Dylan – False Prophet;
Fred And Rose – In The Pines (Where Did You Sleep Last Night);
Nicole Atkins – These Old Roses;
Saba Lou – Penny Roll;
Natural Child – Farm;
The Berries – Passing Scene;
Honey Radar – Almanac Singer;
Bipolaroid – In My Cave.

Flashlite #587

Hollow Ship

We have a heavier, psych show today. We start with Slift from Toulouse France and Local H from Chicago. Then we go to Australia and hear the new music from the supergroup Datura4. Green/Blue is a new name for us, but I know very little about them. Their new album doesn’t even have a title. Hollow Ship are a psych band from Sweden. King Khan has put out some soundtrack music and Predrag Delibasic teamed up with Jurij Novoselic into a new project by the name of Alex Robokapov, although, Jurij used that last name during his stint in Disciplina Kicme. And, as the main feature today, Dream Syndicate have a new album out called The Universe Inside and we hear one of the longer songs on it, Apropos Nothing.

Disciplina Kicme – Buka u Modi;
Slift – Citadel on a Satellite;
Local H – Winter Western;
Monstrous – Humble Headbanger;
Datura4 – You Ain’t No Friend Of Mine;
Datura4 – West Coast Highway Cosmic;
Green Blue – Return;
Ty Segall – Handglams;
Hollow Ship – We Came Too Late;
The Dream Syndicate – Apropos Of Nothing;
The Dream Syndicate – The Side I’ll Never Show;
King Khan – Sexploration in Pink;
Alex Robokapov – Fragile;
Happy Hobo – Bass Heavy.

The Best of 2019 Pt 3; Flashlite #570

2019pt3

Part three of our list of best albums in 2019! Today we review some albums which did not make it to our top 30, which may probably just be the lack of my own attention. But before that, I’ve noticed that a whole bunch of good albums were shorter than 30 minutes this year, which is an interesting phenomenon. Albums were too long when we switched formats from LP to CD, but with less than 30 minutes, they seem to be a little too short. Back in the day, those would be classified as Mini LPs. So, today we also check the list of best Mini Albums, all of which were pretty hot last year. At the top of that list is Gyasi.

Best Albums in 2019
01 Danny and the Doorknobs - Jukebox in the LA River
02 The Dates - Ask Again Later
03 Luther Russell - Medium Cool
04 Outrageous Cherry - Meet You In The Shadows
05 Terry And Louie - A Thousand Guitars
06 Leyla McCalla - The Capitalist Blues
07 The See No Evils - Out Of The Shadows
08 Rosalie Cunningham - Rosalie Cunningham
09 Criminal Hygiene - Run It Again
10 Sad Planets - Akron Ohio
11 The Schizophonics - People in the Sky
12 Altin Gun - Gece
13 Guadalupe Plata - Three Demons
14 Those Pretty Wrongs - Zed for Zulu
15 Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers - 3 Characters
16 Wolfmanhattan Project - Blue Gene Stew
17 Mikal Cronin - Seeker
18 The Flesh Eaters - I Used to Be Pretty
19 Jonathan Richman - SA
20 Lisa Prank - Perfect Love Song
21 Bad Moves - Tell No One
22 Morlocs - Manic Candid Episode
23 Eamon McGrath - Guts
24 Redd Kross - Beyond the Door
25 Ty Segall - Deforming Lobes
26 Melomen - Disappear
27 Mattiel - Satis Factory
28 Meat Puppets - Dusty Notes
29 Motorpsycho - The Crucible
30 The Yawpers - Human Question

Best Mini Albums in 2019
01 Gyasi - Androgyne
02 Jordan Jones
03 Porcupine - What You've Heard Isn't Real
04 Zerodent - Landscapes of Merriment
05 UV-TV - Happy
06 Pharlee
07 Ezra Furman - Twelve nudes
08 Tony Molina - Songs From San Mateo County

Tony Molina – Not The Way To Be
Ezra Furman – Evening Prayer
Pharlee – Ethereal Woman
UV-TV – World
Zerodent – Repatriated
Porcupine – Tell Me
Jordan Jones – Oh My Heaven
Gyasi – Colorful
Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders – The Future Callin’
Jack Oblivian – Scarla
Ex Hex – Another Dimension
Trixie Whitley – May Cannan
Filthy Friends – Emerald Valley
Giant Sand – The Chill Outside
Datura4 – Cat on A Roof
ESC Life – Born To Be Mild
Wreckless Eric – Creepy People In The Middle of the Night

Flashlite #534

Manja - Disciplin A KitchmeToday we have the new music from Mark Lanegan. His band just published the newest single. Zerodent from Perth Australia are preparing their first European tour and they put together a new EP specifically to promote their work at the tour. Also in Europe, from France, Automatic City hails with their brand new album. Then back to Australia, Datura4 has a new album as well and features Dom Mariani of The Stems and Greg Hitchcock of You Am I. Clara Engel has a new record out and you can pick it up at bandcamp. On Burger Records, we present the new singles from The Dates and Those Pretty Wrongs. Today’s show is dedicated to Manja from Disciplin A Kitchme who passed away last week. DuÅ¡an Đukić who played goč in Disciplina Kičme in the late eighties passed away also, about a year ago. We pay tribute to both of them.

Kinks – Mindless Child of Motherhood;
Mark Lanegan Band – Stitch It Up;
Zerodent – Not Good For Me;
Stonefield – Far From Earth;
Lonesome Shack – Too Bad;
Automatic City – Tiger Man;
Datura4 – Cat On A Roof;
Kerri Powers – Can’t Find My Way Home;
Swans – Can’t Find My Way Home;
Clara Engel – Open a Door;
The Dates – Any Other Nite;
Those Pretty Wrongs – A Day In The Park;
Luther Russel – Sad Lady;
Disciplina Kičme – Goč, skreč + bubanj;
Disciplin a Kitchme – No One;
Disciplin a Kitchme – ÄŒovek koji ne nosi sat;
Disciplin a Kitchme – Nepokolebljivost pokazi ti uz neophodnu dozu neozbiljnosti.

Flashlite #411 – The Best Albums in 2016 (Part One)

Best of 2015We start today with the countdown to my list of favorite albums in 2016. Today we cover positions 35-14. It doesn’t mean that these any worse than the ones we will put in top 13, it’s just a matter of personal taste. This year was not an easy one, but it brought us some records that will stay with us for many years I think. In this bottom end of the list you will find two bands that did really well in our list last year, with their new albums (Datura4 and Faux Killas). Some of the old friends returned (Ray Mason, Descendents, Westerberg, Jonathan Richman, Javier Escovedo and Apache) and there are a few records from what used to be Yugoslavia (Bernays Propaganda, Thee Melomen, Erotic Biljan). Plus a healthy dose of new bands. It all makes a good playlist! Come back in 7 days to find out what’s in top 13!

Medicine Boy – You’re an Animal Now;
Datura4 – Mary Caroll Park;
Bernays Propaganda – Lazi me, lazi me;
Thee Melomen – Criminals;
Ray Mason – I Gave Up Giving Up Drinking;
Descendents – Feel This;
Don’t – Fever Dreams;
Radkey – Le Song;
Purling Hiss – Fever;
Faz Waltz – Dynamite Sam;
Flesh Panthers – Let It Die;
Scarcity Of Tanks – Into Your Activities;
The I Don’t Cares – Dance To The Fight;
Javier Escovedo – Bad And Good;
Seger Liberation Army – Chain Smokin’;
Erotic Biljan And His Heretics – Wham Bam;
Faux Killas – Laura’s Song;
Apache – Hey Medusa;
Zig Zags – No Brains No Balls;
Dan Stuart – The Whores Above;
Jonathan Richman – Outside O’ Duffy’s;
Meet Your Death – Tracking The Dog.

Flashlite #409

Bash and PopToday’s show is full of supergroups. There’s a new album by Datura4 (Dom Mariani and Greg Hitchcock), new song from the ex-Yugoslavian supergroup Trese.Lupa.Udara lead by Koja and Tommy Stinson’s Bash and Pop are back with the new tunes. Gartrells is a new supergroup from Georgia with members from Black Lips, Legendary Shack Shakers, Black Linen and The Gaye Blades. We also hear a new tune from Eamon McGrath and a new one from Wild Billy Childish – this time with his band CTMF.

Wesley Fuller – Change Your Mind;
Datura4 – Too Much (Or Not Enough);
Trese.Lupa.Udara. – Beži!;
Djuro i Tragaci – Trese lupa udara;
Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers – Old Spur Line;
Black Lips – Lean;
The Gartrells – Truth Will Rise;
Bash and Pop – Tiny Pieces;
Bash and Pop – On The Rocks;
Eamon McGrath and The Hills Mover – Shadows On The Night;
Eamon McGrath – Ontario By Night;
Andy Bopp – Broken Ties;
Terry Malts – Used to Be;
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials – I’ll Cry Tomorrow;
Flesh Panthers – The Lotus Eaters;
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF – Turn and Run.

Flashlite #341

Tommy KeeneAfter two vinyl junkyards in a row, we go back to the new (and some old) tunes. Tommy Keene is back with a new record and Dom Mariani (ex Stems) teamed up with another Australian cult musician Greg Hitchcock in a new line up called Datura4. We also introduce two new names for us, Cyanide Pills from Leeds and Destination Lonely from Bordeaux, Toulouse in France. The latter band has an awesome cover of an obscure 60s garage rocker Sun’s Going Down by the Dutch combo called The Outsiders.

Charles Mann – Red Red Wine;
The Wands – War;
Cyanide Pills – Government;
The Outsiders – Sun’s Going Down;
Destination Lonely – Sun’s Going down;
Datura4 – Love To Burn;
The Stems – Love Will Grow;
Melted Americans – Gasoline Sandwich;
Dinosaur Jr – Freak Scene (Live in CLE);
Tommy Keene – Places That Are Gone;
Tommy Keene – Out of my Mind;
Low Cut Connie – Danny’s Outta Money;
Tav Falco – Fire Island;
Kim Fowley – Do You Wanna Know Me;
Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac – Homework (Blues Alphabet);
Sister Ray – Progression.