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Flashlite #683

Cheap Cassettes

Nice new tunes today featuring Leadfinger and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever from Australia, Tiny Flaws from UK, Harvey McLaughlin from San Antonio, TX, Cheap Cassettes from Seattle WA, Lord Nelson from Virginia and Mark Crozer from New York City. And our sponsor Blue Arrow Records releases yet another Jonathan Richman masterpiece.

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Local H – Dreaming;
Leadfinger – Sleeping Dogs;
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The Way It Shatters;
The Murlocs – Illuminate The Shade;
Joanna Connor – It’s My Time (Feat. Joe Bonamassa);
Harvey McLaughlin – The Man Eating Chicken;
Jonathan Richman – This Is One Sad World;
Dolph Chaney – Pleasant Under Glass;
Pat Rodd and The Rankoutsiders – True Romance;
Cheap Cassettes – Malnutrition;
Tiny Flaws – The Ones In Your Head;
Sweet Knives – On A Grey Day;
The Nervebreakers – Hijack The Radio;
The Action – Look At The View;
Triptides – It Won’t Hurt You;
Lord Nelson – Hell Or High Water;
Mark Crozer & The Rels – Wasted Dreamer

The Best of 2019 Pt 1; Flashlite #568

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As accustomed, every year around this time we look back and review some of the best albums that I’ve enjoyed in the past year. In this installment of the Little Lighthouse, we review albums that took #30-#14 positions on my list. Although, it should be said that the list is that of a moment, and not a result of a very careful deliberation. Enjoy the music! Top 13 next week.

Yawpers – Earn Your Heaven;
Motorpsycho – Lux Aeterna;
Meat Puppets – The Great Awakening;
Mattiel – Rescue You;
Thee Melomen – Time Has Come;
Ty Segall – Squealer;
Redd Kross – Punk II;
Eamon McGrath – Unsung Warsong;
Morlocs – Buffoon;
Bad Moves – Out of Reach;
Lisa Prank – Rodeo;
Jonathan Richman – Alegre Soy;
The Flesh Eaters – The Green Manalishi;
Mikal Cronin – Fire;
Wolfmanhatan Project – Jar in the Staircase;
Eugene Chadbourne and The Sunwatchers – Give Back The Key To My Heart;
Those Pretty Wrongs – Undertow.

Flashlite #519

Number OnesIn our year end review (part 3) we hear exceprts from some really good albums that somehow didn’t make it to our top 25 list and we also hear samples from singles, 45s and downloads that did not end up on any album. Still, we enjoyed them a lot! Next week – new stuff!

War on Women – Capture The Flag;
Mooner – Ternganga;
Beechwood – Over On Everyone;
Eamon McGrath – Chlorine;
Turisti – Nemas cemu da se nadas;
Oh Sees – Nail House Needle Boys;
All Them Witches – 1st vs. 2nd;
Faux Killas – Alliecat;
Cowbell – Neon blue;
Trotsky Icepick – World War X;
Number Ones – Long Way To Go;
Jonathan Richman – Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love;
Remedy – Fix It;
ESC Life – Fill The Void.

Flashlite #507

Emma DeCorsey of I Am The Polish ArmyToday we have a brand new track from The Flesh Eaters, who reformed in their most notorious line up, featuring Chris D, Steve Berlin, DJ Bonebrake, John Doe, Bill Bateman and Dave Alvin. And it’s a cover of a lesser known Sonics tune! We also have the new tune from Emma DeCorsey of I Am The Polish Army from her new cassette Dream. Clara Engel from Toronto in Canada also has a new album A Shore Far From Any Prison. Clara will be playing live in Cleveland on December 7th at Euclid Tavern and on December 8th at The Whiskey Bar. Emma will be playing at Blue Arrow Records on November 10th at 3pm. Both of them are coming to Cleveland through a booking production of The Little Lighthouse. So that’s something new I’m doing and it would be appreciated if you all come and support the effort. Talking about Blue Arrow Records, new Jonathan Richman record is coming out today on that label and it’s called Sa. It features Jerry Harrison on keyboards, among others. We also introduce Maiorano from Berlin Germany, Michael Head from Liverpool, England and an older record that came on Ill In The Head Records by a Croatian band Gipps. On Numero, there is also a nice reissue compilation entitled Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground. We check it all out today.

Jesse Winchester – Neither Here Nor There;
Maiorano – Days in the Life;
The Flesh Eaters – Cinderella;
Sonics – Cinderella;
Thee Headcoats – Pocahontas Was Her Name;
Jonathan Richman – Alegre Soy;
The Belles – Melvin;
Hill Sisters – My Lover;
Joe Jack Talcum – Jellyfish Heaven;
Dead Milkmen – Somewhere Over Antarctica;
Gipps – Raspuce;
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Wild Mountain Thyme;
The Byrds – Wild Mountain Thyme;
The Lemon Twigs – Never Know;
Willie Nile – Don’t;
The Jaybirds – Over Your Shoulder;
Emma DeCorsey – Gold;
Clara Engel – A Shore Far From Any Prison.

Flashlite #477

Kak ChannthyJonathan Richman has a new single with our sponsor The Blue Arrow Records and we check it out. Also, we hear the new singles from Eamon McGrath and Low Cut Connie. Two bands share a split EP, Remedy from Austria and ESC Life from Croatia. ESC Life used to be a backing band for Grant Hart when he did a tour in Europe a few years ago. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard continue their hyper-production with yet another new album which they call Polygondwanaland. Our show today is dedicated to the drummer of Flesh Eaters, Christian Free who used to be a part of their 90s line up and passed away last week. Also Kak Channthy of The Cambodian Space Project got killed in a car accident last week. We didn’t play this band before, but it’s still important to pay respect to this spectacularly interesting singer-songwriter.

David Nance – What You’re Doing;
Esc Life – Fill The Void;
Remedy – Fix It;
The Number Ones – Breakin’ Loose;
Someloves – Know You Now;
Amy Rigby – New Sheriff;
Low Cut Connie – Beverly;
Jonathan Richman – Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love;
I Am The Polish Army – My Old Man;
Blackfoot Gypsies – I’m so Blue;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Inner Cell;
Eamon McGrath – Power;
The Schizophonics – Venus Transit;
The Cambodian Space Project – The Passenger;
Flesh Eaters – Death Installment Plan;
Velvet Underground – I’ll Be Your Mirror.

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 #410

Blue Arrow RecordsToday we feature music from the newest record label in Macedonia: Balkan Veliki. we spin remixes from Fonija, Bernays Propaganda and Esteban Gabridge. Also, we have new stuff from Cleveland’s Blue Arrow Records! Jonathan Richman has a new mp3 download which we hear is going really hot (lots of downloads) and Ethan Daniel Davidson has a new 45. We check both of these out in today’s show. We also feature new music from Jeff Beck and Personal And The Pizzas. We also have some new band: Pale Lights from Montreal, Canada, Sculpture Club from Salt Lake City and Lemon Twigs from Long Island. Lots of excitement also live in CLE: Radkey had a really cool gig. Hear an excerpt of it in today’s show.

Jeff Beck – Shrine;
Personal and the Pizzas – Concentration Camp;
Pale Lips – Romanne;
Fresh – Revolution;
Sculpture Club – My Favorite;
Fonija – Ovoj den;
Bernays Propaganda and Mark Heaney – Povekje;
Esteban Gabridge – If;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – My Crows;
Radkey – Marvel;
Dinosaur Jr – Goin Down;
J Mascis – Tell the Truth;
Jonathan Richman – People Are Disgusting;
The Lemon Twigs – Hi+Lo;
The Lemon Twigs – Soothe;
Co-Pilgrim – Sweet Murmur Of;
Chook Race – Start Anew.

Flashlite #366

Kevin Junior - The Chamber StringsToday we pay tribute to four artists that passed away in the recent days. Kevin Junior was an institution of the larger Cleveland and Chicago scenes. Music that he created with The Chamber Strings was much larger than the attention they were given. He passed away on January 17. Dale Buffin Griffin from Mott The Hoople passed away on the same day after 10 years struggling with alzheimer’s. Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane passed away on January 28 and the original singer of Jefferson Airplane Signe Toly Anderson passed away as well on the same day. But amidst of all those tragic news, we find time to hear some new music as well. Our friends at Blue Arrow Records released the new album by Jonathan Richman entitled Ishkode! Ishkode!. Ty Segall has a new record called Emotional Mugger. Night Beats come from Seattle and we check out their new album Who Sold My Generation. We open up with The I Don’t Cares, which is a new duet featuring Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield.

Mott The Hoople – Original Mixed Up Kid;
The I Don’t Cares – Wear Me Out Loud;
Night Beats – Last Train To Jordan;
Ty Segall – 20th Century Boy;
Ty Segall – Candy Sam;
Scarcity Of Tanks – Slowly Down Clifton;
The Pretty Things – Renaissance Fair;
The Byrds – Renaissance Fair;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – Ain’t The Man I Used To Be;
Jonathan Richman – But Then Ego;
The Chamber Strings – Flashing Star;
The Chamber Strings – The Fool Sings Without Any Song;
Mott The Hoople – Crash Street Kidds;
Mott The Hoople – It Takes One to Know One;
Jefferson Airplane – Martha;
Jefferson Airplane – Wild Tyme;
Jefferson Airplane – Chauffeur Blues.

Flashlite #320

Vlada DivljanUnfortunately, today’s show dominates with a no less than five obituaries. We pay respects to Vlada Divljan, Andy Fraser (from Free), Sam Andrew (from Big Brother and The Holding Company), Michael Brown (from Left Banke) and Daevid Allen (from Gong).

We also hear new music for Tav Falco, Paul Kelly and Summer Cannibals from Portland OR. Our friends at the Blue Arrow Records bacame a record label. They issued two new singles for Jonathan Richman – so cool!!!

Jennifer – Chelsea Morning;
Free – All Right Now;
Summer Cannibals – Something New;
Le Cinema – Marshall (feat. Vlada Divljan);
Idoli – Nebeska tema;
Gile i Vlada – Pobuna;
Tav Falco – Whistle Blower;
Tav Falco – Bourgeois Blues;
Big Brother And The Holding Company – Summertime;
Gong – You Can’t Kill Me;
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Rude Mood (Blues Alphabet);
Jonathan Richman – Wait Wait;
Paul Kelly and Vika Bull – Sweet Guy;
Paul Kelly – Sweet Guy (Live in CLE);
Lotion – Walk Away Renee;
Left Banke – Walk Away Renee.

Flashlite #179

Bob WelchI definitely prefer Bob Welch’s era of Fleetwood Mac to the saccharine post-hippie Buckingham era that followed and which brought the some of the best selling (and most covered by indie hipsters albums) in pop/rock. Sadly, we say goodbye to Bob Welch, the architect of Mac sound after Peter Green left the band. He committed suicide on June 7, this year, following an excruciating pain from the spinal surgery he had three months earlier. On the lighter side, we also have some cool new albums that we check out. Chelle Rose from Nashville TN has a new one out called Ghost of Browder Holler, produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard (what a great season for him this year!). Folk rock lady Shawn Colvin, who we remember as a background vocalist on Suzanne Vega’s song Luka, has a new album as well. It’s called All Fall Down. Talking about folk and country, Sonny and the Sunsets made a new album in this vain called Longtime Companion. He even took a picture with a cowboy hat. But don’t expect him to pull Jonathan Richman on you. He’s in it for real. And, brothers Villanueva are back with their band Hacienda and the new record Shakedown, once again a collaboration with Dan Auerbach.

Oberon Rose – Buried Alive;
Ray Wylie Hubbard – New Year’s Eve at the Gates of Hell;
Chelle Rose – I Need You;
Sonny And The Sunsets – I Wanna Do It;
Sonny And The Sunsets – I See the Void;
Shawn Colvin – All Fall Down;
Beachwood Sparks – Sparks Fly Again;
Hacienda – Mama’s Cookin;
Hacienda – Don’t Turn Out The Light;
Reigning Sound – I Don’t Believe (Live In CLE);
Guilloteens – I Don’t Believe;
The Beatles – Hey Bulldog;
The Bevis Frond – Hey Bulldog;
The Bevis Frond – Johnny Kwango;
Naim Amor – On Se Tient;
Fleetwood Mac – Sentimental Lady.