Coming back to us, today we bring you Zvonka Obajdin and Svemir with a live in the studio cover of Neil Young, along with Plastic Pals from Sweden with a truly catchy new single. We introduce more catchiness from Dumb Punts over in Australia and Spyrals from California. Over from the Iberian peninsula we check out Ded Routines from Spain and D3O from Portugal with a killer cover from Dead Moon. This episode goes form Spencer Davis and Ken Hensley who left this godforsaken world recently.
Kinks – This Is Where I Belong;
Dumb Punts – Up All Night;
The Spyrals – Goodbye;
Motorpsycho – The All Is One;
The Plastic Pals – More than an icon;
Svemir – Motion Pictures;
Neil Young – Motion Pictures;
The Spencer Davis Group – Morning Sun;
The Spencer Davis Group – Time Seller;
The Gods – Long Time, Sad Time, Bad Time;
The Gods – Maria;
Percewood’s Onagram – Braindrops Won’t Kill The Fire;
Ded Routines – Not available blues;
D3O – Unknown Passage;
Dead Moon – Unknown Passage.
Today we have the new albums for the New York band Daddy Long Legs and Dommengang who are also a New York band as of recently. Legendary Rubinoos are also back. We introduce Embrooks from London UK and two new names from ex Yugoslavia, My Tear from Macedonia and Le Serpentine from Slovenia. We round things up with tunes by Sator and Hellacopters from a great new tribute to Dead Moon.
Kim Simpson – now the girl turns thirteen;
Daddy Long Legs – Be Gone;
Dommengang – Jerusalem Cricket;
Dommengang – Pastel City;
Cargoe – Horses And Silver Things;
Yawpers (Live in CLE);
My Tear – Lagi sareni;
Le serpentine – Kam grejo;
Gorilla – Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum;
The Rubinoos – Rock’n’Roll Is Dead;
The Rubinoos – Do You Remember;
The Embrooks – Going But Not Gone;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Five Twenty Nine;
Dead Moon – Dead Moon Night;
Sator – Dead Moon Night;
The Hellacopters – Rescue;
Dead Moon – Rescue.
Second album for Pierced Arrows, a band that rose out of the ashes of Dead Moon, is a new lesson in horror rock. Once again, in gorgeous monophonic sound, they explore torture, alienation and death. Song Paranoia is an album within an album, with layers of sounds and a thumping bass riff that winds down in a spiral of fear. Nobody does this more convincingly than Fred and Toody. But they also leave room this time for some simpler, almost romantic moment in song Ain’t Life Strange and This Time Around which both feature Toody on vocals.
Today we feature Fred Cole, legendary Oregon rocker who’s been around since the Nuggets days. Of course, his best known band is Dead Moon, but he was also in The Lollipop Shoppe, Zipper and The Rats. His newest band is the great Pierced Arrows, which I was lucky enough to see live on a stormy winter night last weekend here in Cleveland. Pierced Arrows have a brand new second album out called Descending Shadows. We also introduce the German band Locas In Love obviously named after the Love and Rockets comic book episodes involving Maggie and Hopey. They appeared on the new Walkabouts tribute called Got No Chains. The Hotrats are the two dudes from Supergrass, one of the most annoying nineties English bands. Still, Hotrats are not that bad at all and we hear their interesting treatment of Beastie Boys original You Gotta Fight…. Things turn around! Home Sweet Home is another project by Luther Dickinson and it again, it’s done in the spirit of Luther’s father Jim. Also, we hear a new mp3 by Abby Travis recorded specially for the new Dave Markey’s movie The Reinactors.
Luther Dickinson And The Sons Of Mudboy – Let It Roll;
Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party);
The Hotrats – (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party);
The Len Bright Combo – The Golden Hour Of Harry Secombe;
The Five Americans – Western Union;
Dale Hawkins – Heavy On My Mind;
Lollipop Shoppe – Don’t Look Back;
Zipper – Born Yesterday;
The Rats – Descending Shadows;
Pierced Arrows – Paranoia;
Dead Moon – Kicked Out-Kicked In;
Los Trendy – Needs A Little;
The Walkabouts – The Light Will Stay On;
Locas In Love – The Light Will Stay On;
Home Sweet Home – Let Your Light Shine On Me;
Abby Travis – 1000 Times A Day;
Kropotkins – My Body Lies on the Mountain.
Here we are at the new episode of The Little Lighthouse. Next three Thursdays will be a short break for The Little Lighthouse as I’m leaving for a small trip. We will pick up where we left in June. But, let’s see what we have today. Toady we introduce The Blackwater Fever, a new drum and guitar duet from Australia. We have a new Thee Oh Sees 45 and The Rats reissue. The Rats is an early eighties band for Fred and Toody Cole of Dead Moon. Also, check out an excellent 60s Yugo-beat from Bis-Bez! We have a new band Evil Cowards for Tyler Spencer of Electric Six and Dirty Shame. I saw Electric Six again, and they are still 100% fun. I also saw Mike Watt and his Missingmen playing live at The Grog Shop. It was a very playful show that saw Watt in an excellent mood. They played a lot of classic punk songs, several of which we revisit in this show in honor of old Watt. He has just recorded the new opera with Tony Maimone in New York City and it will hopefully come out very soon.
Haymarket Square – The Train Kept A Rollin;
Outrageous Cherry – Boxtop;
The Rats – Nightline;
Seminal Rats – Nuggets;
Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers – Ditch Road;
Thee Oh Sees – Tidal Wave;
The Blackwater Fever – Endless Sleep;
Bis-Bez – More Sokol Pie;
Delfini – Kales, bre Andjo;
Slovenly – Cartwheels of Glory;
The Last – She Don’t Know Why I’m Here;
Minutemen – Toadies;
Mike Watt – One Reporter’s Opinion;
Television – Little Johnny Jewel;
Electric Six – Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart;
Evil Cowards – Theme From Evil Cowards.