Today we check out new singles from Italian band Faz Waltz and Memphis rockers Model Zero. Also from Memphis, we check out new band over there So Gung Ho, collaboration between songwriter Graham Winchester, Seth Moody from Faux Killas and Jared McStay from Simpletones. Strange Notes come from Cleveland and hereby we introduce them to the rest of the world. At the tail end of the show we play music by The Saints and The Sadies, commemorating deaths of Chris Bailey and Dallas Good.
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Bambino Koresh – What I’m Gonna Do Now;
Faz Waltz – Fool For Your Love;
Model Zero – Leather Trap;
Cheap Cassettes – How I Got What I Wanted;
David Nance, Pearl Lovejoy Boyd and James Schroeder – Murder’s A Mindset;
Mystic Braves – Can’t Have Love;
Mystic Braves – Changing My Color;
Rinehearts – Can’t Seem To Help Myself;
Junior League – Hart Island;
Coco Hames – Tiny Pieces;
Bash And Pop – Tiny Pieces;
So Gung Ho – Alabama Sun;
Strange Notes – Radio Birdtown;
Radio Birdman – Man with Golden Helmet;
The Saints – A Minor Aversion;
The Saints – I’m Stranded;
The Sadies – Stop and Start;
The Sadies – The Very Beginning.
First ‘regular’ show this year! We present the hottest in garage rock from recent weeks. The most exciting novelty is West Coat collaboration between Mike Watt and Cutthroat Brothers. They have released two new records recently. Another supergroup is Teeth of England from Memphis with Dave Sinclair behind the concept, Jack Oblivian behind the drums and Jason Rice from Faux Killas playing guitar. Strange Colours also has a new record and it’s a Toronto band lead by Andrew Moszynski who used to be with Deadly Snakes. Over in Australia we hear Power Supply from Melbourne. Over in Europe we check out Komodor from France and Roman Aul and Rosarys from Germany, who did a new record collaborating with the legendary Detroit producer Jim Diamond. From Switzerland, we check out the new tune by The Jackets. We finish the show with a little tribute to Bill Conway who used to play drums in Treat Her Right and Morphine. Conway passed away on December 19 last year.
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True Sons Of Thunder – Bad Trip Pt. 1;
Strange Colours – The Setting Sun;
Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt – Been Away;
Cutthroat Brothers And Mike Watt – Out of Control;
Robbing Banks – Wasted;
Jack Oblivian – Milkshake Baby;
Teeth of England – Flying Zero;
Power Supply – The Land of the Fire.m4a’
Flaming Sideburns – Lighthouse Keeper;
Exploding Eyes – Fear;
Komodor – Give Up;
Roman and the Rosarys – Gypsy Woman;
Wilding – I’ll Keep Holding On;
Poison Boys – Little Speedway Girl;
Schizophonics – People in the Sky;
Sweet Knives – House;
The Jackets – What About You;
Morphine – Eleven O’Clock;
Treat Her Right – Everglades;
True Sons Of Thunder – Bad Trip Pt. 2.
Don Howland (ex Bassholes and Gibson Brothers) is back with a spectacular new project and album A Burning Bus. We also check out the new music from Mark Lanegan (who also has a book out), Faux Killas, A Place to Bury Strangers and Magnetic Fields. On a new tribute to the Cramps, we discover a Southern California band Retox. From Spain, we have a new name Pablo Solo. Today’s show is dedicated to Phil May, the frontman of Pretty Things who passed away on May 15th, following complications from hip surgery.
Pretty Things – Walking Through My Dreams;
Night Beats – Bad Love;
A Burning Bus – Faith Healer;
Bassholes – Bowling Ball;
The Cramps – Garbageman;
Retox – Garbageman;
Pablo Solo – Gus, you Dog;
Serge Gainsbourg – En Melody;
Mark Lanegan Band – Hit The City (Live in CLE);
Mark Lanegan – Ballad of A Dying Rover;
A Place To Bury Strangers – Hit The Ground;
Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Like A Comet;
Swans – (She’s A) Universal Emptiness;
Magnetic Fields – Love Gone Wrong;
Faux Killas – Pick You Up;
Ty Segall – 5 Feet Tall;
Pretty Things – Old Man Going.
Today we open up with the new music from Life Strike over in Melbourne Australia. Also, from the same city, we have Cakefight with their brand new cover of the Jay Reatard classic Hammer I Miss You. Faux Killas from Memphis are back with the new single. Also, Gabbie Bam Bam is back as BBQT with the brand new single as well. Black Lips have a new album and so does Switzerland’s Destination Lips. We also catch up with some older records which fell through the cracks, by Cocktails from Boston and Muck And The Mires from San Francisco.
Eric Burdon and The Animals – We Love You Lil;
Life Strike – Basic Scratch;
Faux Killas – Sweet Maxine;
Faux Killas – Burn the Clothes;
Cobra Verde – I Want You;
The Troggs – I want you;
Destination Lonely – I want you;
Destination Lonely – Trouble;
Cakefight – Hammer I Miss You;
Jay Reatard – Hammer I Miss You;
Warm Soda – Forbidden Emotion;
BBQT – Fever Rocket;
Black Lips – Angola Rodeo;
Black Lips – BBBJOT;
Hurriganes – Simple Simple;
The 101ers- Steamgauge 99;
The Hot Dogs – Thanks;
Cocktails – Part of the Problem;
Muck and the Mires – Three Steps Closer;
Kim Fowley – Hide and Seek.
We 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.
Just when you think rock’n’roll is ready to be sent into history as a past musical expression that has nothing to offer to a new generation of listeners, a band like Faux Killas shows up to prove us wrong. Rock’n’roll is not dead, it just smells funny.
So here they are, four young boys from Memphis, blasting their instruments real loud, producing the catchiest new album of the season without a label, in the best tradition of Memphis rock with their eye view set for future.
The sound is heartfelt and comes straight from garage. It’s a little less wild than Oblivians, but owing equally to the underground and above the ground traditions of Memphis sound. There’s a good sense of humor (song entitled The Boogie is only minute and a half long), hard rocking blues in Leaving You will leave rock puritans full of satisfaction and let’s face it, When You Get Wild is a new generational anthem, only nobody told that yet to the generation.
The band is at the beginning of their discographic activity. The album was recorded in Summer of 2015 and available on the Faux Killas bandcamp page. It’s only available as a CD as of December 2015. They boys are doing it all on their own. I can only hope that they have enough strength and enthusiasm to continue surprising us in the years to come. Rock’n’roll is not dead, this years it smells like Gravy.