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Flashlite #719

Fiona Horne

After a week long break, we’re back. This time we have a killer overview of the most recent garage rocking gems! We have the new stuff from the supertrio Wolfmanhattan Project with Mick Collins, Kid Congo Powers and Bob Bert. Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman has a new album. His fellow Australians, Los Palms are also back with new music. Also from Australia, we check out Michael Beach. We introduce Fruit Tones from Manchester, Downhauls from Boston, Ace of Spit from St. Louis, Class from Tucson AZ, Toxics from Helsinki in Finland and an interesting LA duet The Christian Family. Rock with us!

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Hunx & His Punx – White Lipstick;
Michael Beach – Out In A Burning Alley;
The Toxics – Different Lies;
Mini Skirt – DIY Nightmare;
S.U.G.A.R. – Nobody;
CLASS – Cockney Rebel;
The Christian Family – Whatcha Got;
Harlan T Bobo – Nadine;
Ace of Spit – Nadine (Won’t Make It to Memphis);
The Downhauls – Green;
Personal and the Pizzas – I Can Reed;
Schizophonics – Rain Down;
Fruit Tones – Back In The Night (Again);
Wolfmanhattan Project – Silky Narcotic;
Mad Mojo Jett – Pity Like;
Oog Bogo – New State;
Deniz Tek – Taking One for the Team;
Los Palms – Scared Of Saturday Nights;
Gee Tee – Someone Else.

Flashlite #675

2021

Last year we started our year-end review of best albums that we heard in the past year. This week we head positions 14 to 1. For the number one this year I chose Californian band Cool Ghouls. After several delightful garage rock records, last year they took a huge leap and made a fantastic genre spanning record that shows good taste, measure and expert knowledge of rock’n’roll history. One song will remind you of Beach Boys, other on Todd Rundgren, another one of Byrds, Love, Leonard Cohen… approach seems deliberate and result is stunning album. In a post-post-post modern post-capitalist world an this album looks like a conveyor belt in which best moments of the past roll by one by one, perfectly strung together until the final product comes out. They do their recycling shamelessly and proudly. It’s paradoxically original. It’s an art form. And we love it here.

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Our list for 2021 looks like this…


30 The Most - Of What We Have
29 Mike Edison and Guadalupe Plata - The Devil Can't Do You No Harm
28 Chris Church - Game Dirt
27 Kid Khan Unlimited - Opiate Them Asses
26 Daniel Romano - Kissing The Foe
25 Grave Flowers Bongo Band - Strength Of Spring
24 Motorpsycho - Kingdom of Oblivion
23 Yola - Stand For Myself
22 The Exbats - Now Where Were We
21 Shaye Zadravec - Now and Then
20 David Gahan and The Soulsavers - Imposter
19 Danny Kroha - Detroit Blues
18 Murlocs - Bittersweet Demons
17 Salebarbes - Gin à l'eau salée
16 Red Devil Ryders - Pour Me Another One
15 Big Hogg - Pageant of Beasts
14 Endless Boogie - Admonitions
13 Bevis Frond - Little Eden
12 Lelee - Cuka, bije, pumpa
11 Astute Palate
10 Divine Horsemen - Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix
09 Kid Congo - Swing From The Sean DeLear
08 Rosali - No Meduim
07 Petrified Max - Year Gone By
06 Dinosaur JR - Sweep Into Space
05 Richard Rose - Radiation Breeze
04 A Little More Time With Reigning Sound
03 Bat Fangs - Queen of My World
02 The Reflectors - Faster Action
01 Cool Ghouls - At George's Zoo

And playlist for today is:

Endless Boogie – Bad Call;
The Bevis Frond – Cherry Gardens;
Lelee – Pozeluvam;
Astute Palate – Loose Wings;
Divine Horsemen – Mind Fever;
Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds – (Are You) Ready, Freddy;
Rosali – Mouth;
Petrified Max – Blue Skies Always;
Dinosaur JR – And Me;
Richard Rose – Evil Twin;
Reigning Sound – You Ain’t Me;
Bat Fangs – Never Coming Down;
The Reflectors – Carry On;
Cool Gouhls (Closing Meddley).

Flashlite #548

Naeemah Maddox

Mick Collins, Kid Congo Powers and Bob Bert have a new band together called Wolfmanhattan Project. Another supergroup, Holywood Vampires with Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry are back together with a new record. We check that out today. Supersonic Blues from The Hague in Netherlands and Zig Zags from LA, are back with new albums. We introduce Urochromes from New York City, Breakmouth Annie from St. Louis, Missouri. Naeemah Maddox has appeared on the new Mark Morton record and this time we check out her stunning solo work from a few years ago. Volcano are in our Live in Cleveland segment.

Yawpers – Can’t Wait;
Urochromes – Rumshpringa;
Wolfmanhattan Project – Silver Sun;
Kid Kongo Powers & The Pink Monkeybirds – Floor Length Hair;
The Dirtbombs – Thunder In The Sky;
Sonic Youth – I’m Insane;
Breakmouth Annie – Do You Remember;
Breakmouth Annie – In A Free Land;
Volcano (Live in CLE);
Exit 114 – Slow Down Spin Out;
Hollywood Vampires – People Who Died;
Zig Zags – No Way Out;
Guadalupe Plata – corralera del veneno;
Supersonic Blues – Freaks (Gotta Be Free);
Naeemah Maddox – Give Me the Money;
Mark Morton with Naeemah Maddox – Reveal.

Flashlite #125

Amanda ShiresSeveral new records today… Kid Congo Powers plays nowadays with The Pink Monkey Birds and they have a new record out called Gorilla Rose. They also have a new single which they split with Hunx and His Punx (which we introduced in our previous epizode). Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy also share the new single. Beastie Boys are back with Hot Sauce Committee Part Two which is their first album with vocals in seven years. New names today are Amanda Shires, a singer songwriter from mythical Lubbock TX, but now based in Nashville. Another band debuts at the Little Lighthouse from over in Nashville – Natural Child. We also have Raphael Saadiq for the first time today. The dude is a famous mainstream pop and hip hop producer, but now he has a new retro funky/soul record called Stone Rollin’ which I can really appreciate.

Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side;
Dax Riggs – Wall of Death;
Beastie Boys – Lee Majors Come Again;
Bäddat För Trubbel – ISO 9004;
Testors – Together;
Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds – Floor Length Hair;
Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds – Hills Of Pills;
Gun Club – Eternally Is Here;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Little Things You Don’t Know;
Eggs Over Easy – Henry Morgan;
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy – Must Be Blind;
Amanda Shires – Ghost Bird;
Ty Segall – The Slider;
The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed;
Natural Child – Let It Bleed;
Swag – Every Little Truth;
Raphael Saadiq – Radio;
The Beatles – I’m So Tired.