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Flashlite #641

Rat Columns

Nice new tunes today from Guided By Voices, Rat Columns, Jay Gonzalez and Autogramm. Leigh Gregory of The Dispossessed and Mellow Drunk is back with a solo record and opening tune on it bears a tribute to Lemonheads in its title. Speaking of Lemonheads, PA musician Fred Mascherino teamed up with Evan Dando co-writing a song together for his band The Color Fred. We introduce Wilding from Melbourne and Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs from Toronto. We close the show today with a small tribute to Zafir Hadzimanov, one of the most interesting early pop and rock singers of Yugoslavia who passed away recently.

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Lemonheads – Alison’s starting to happen;
Guided By Voices – Margaret Middle School;
Autogramm – Bad Day;
Chris Church – Removed;
Rote Kapelle – You Don’t Know;
The Dispossessed – Sister Mary;
Leigh Gregory – Allison’s Not Happenin’ Anymore;
Jay Gonzalez – Need You Round;
Shocking Blue – Oh Lord;
Bonnie St. Claire – Catch Me Driver;
Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting for the Man;
Wilding – Burning Up Inside;
Rat Columns – Athens;
Audacity – Umbrellas;
The Numner Ones – Sharon Shouldn’t;
Scott Reynolds – The Truth About Tuesday;
Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs – What This City Needs;
The Color Fred – Everwrite;
John Paul Keith – Ain’t Done Loving You Yet;
Ally Venable – Heart of Fire;
Zdenka Vuckovic – Cemu istina;
Zafir Hadzimanov – Momci.

Flashlite #522

Clydie King and Bob DylanFlesh Eaters new album I Used To Be Pretty is in our hands and we check it out. Legendary Evan Dando and his Lemonheads announce their future release with the new single. The first singer of All, Dave Smalley is back as well with the new record. But, we kick off with the new stuff by Th’ Losin’ Streaks from Sacramento, CA. Then we check out the new music from Heavy Drapes. They come from UK and cope with the loss of their beloved member Garry Alexander Borland, but they continue strong without him. Over in Croatia, we introduce stoner rockers by the name of Stonebride. Residents founder Hardy Fox has passed away and so did Clydie King, legendary backup singer and Bob Dylan’s muse from the 80s. We pay respects to both of them.

The Beatles – Not Guilty (Take 102);
Th’ Losin’ Streaks – Trouble You Find;
Heavy Drapes – Should I Suck or Should I Blow;
The Flesh Eaters – Miss Muerte;
The Flesh Eaters – Miss Muerte;
Stonebride – Animal on Display;
Stonebride – Lay Low;
The Machine – Kamikaze;
All – 10 (Wet);
Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros – Stand or Kneel;
The Lemonheads – Can’t Forget;
Dirtbombs – Super Stupid;
The Residents – Boxes of Armageddon;
The Residents – Outro;
Little Clyde & The Teens – A Casual Look;
The Rolling Stones – Let It Loose;
Bob Dylan – Every Grain of Sand.

Flashlite #385

Kate MakiOur show today brings the new music from Mitski, Kate Maki and duet of Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. We introduce the new band out of Boston Sandwich Police, that features Evan Dando of The Lemonheads, who made a surprise Cleveland show recently. Starling Electric from Ann Arbor is another new band introduced in today’s show. We also hear newly surfaced recording of Allen Toussaint which were made shortly before him passing away this year. Another tribute today is to Chips Moman, a legendary producer and songwriter in Memphis, who sadly passed away on June 13. Mojo magazine put together an interesting compilation that covers Bob Dylan’s album Blonde on Blonde song by song and we check out the contribution from Seattle’s Night Beats.

Jackie DeShannon – Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right;
Blaak Heat – Anatolia;
Mitski – Dan the Dancer;
Webb Wilder – Yard Dog;
Kate Maki – Message Delivered;
Kate Maki – Keep Right;
Colvin & Earle – Come What May;
Dan Penn – The dark end of the street;
Aretha Franklin – Dark End Of The Street;
Elvis Presley – Suspicios Minds;
Otis Clay – Do Right Woman, Do Right Man;
Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights;
Night Beats – Obviously 5 Believers;
Bob Dylan- Obviously 5 Believers;
The Miamis – I Want a Girlfriend;
The Sandwich Police – Hard Drive (Live in CLE);
Starling Electric – (Save Me From This) Amy.

Flashlite #258

Sweet AppleWelcome to our first regular show in 2014. After several shows in which we had a year-end review, new records piled up so today’s show is filled with new stuff. We start off with the brand new tune for Games, who we just pronounced as the band with the best record in 2013. We also use this opportunity to learn about some previous bands for Jeremy and Dave in Games. Then we check out the new Apache tune. They have a new single. First Base come from Toronto and they just released a fun debut record on Hozac. We check them out as well. Then we have a relatively new tribute that Ben Deily and his Varsity Drag performed in honor of Wiz (ex Mega City Four and Ipanema). We continue with an exclusive new track from Sweet Apple which is scheduled to appear on their upcoming album Golden Age of Glitter. It sounds a bit like Suicide, so we check out another song that also sounds like Suicide, by a new band Dreamsalon from Seattle. Chris Eckman also has a new record called Harney County. We also check out Rainy Day Saints live in Cleveland. I read in Sanjin Strbac book Token For The Favorite Wurlitzer a quote from Zikica Simic that there’s not enough appreciation for blues these days. So I decided to feature one blues musician that I admire in each new show in alphabetical order. So, in our new regular segment Blues Alphabet, we hear Pink Anderson. Finally, we pay a special tribute to Dick Dodd (ex Standells) and Phil Everly, of The Everly Brothers. Both of them died recently.

The Beach Boys – California Girls;
Games – Little Elsie;
Busy Signals – Got It All Wrong;
Ex Humans – Emergency;
Apache – Faster Louder;
Apache – Civil Disobedience;
First Base – Don’t Let Me Down (This Summer);
Ipanema – White Cat In A Snowstorm;
Varsity Drag – White Cat in a Snowstorm;
Rainy Day Saints – You Can’t Escape (Live in CLE);
Sweet Apple – Hold Me I’m Dying;
Sweet Apple – Another Desert Skyway;
Dreamsalon – In The Air;
Suicide – Suicide – Ghost Rider;
Chris Eckman – Ghostrider;
Chris Eckman – Many Moons;
Pink Anderson – The Titanic;
The Standells – Dirty Water;
The Everly Brothers – Amanda Ruth.

Flashlite #256 – The Best Ressiues and Compilations in 2013

ShoesToday we review my favorite reissues and various artists compilation records in the past season. This year was particularly interesting because more and more reissues also come out on vinyl, often with extra material. Compilations are also cool, tributes are always interesting, new and old materials equally. I always value carefully crafted compilations from which you can learn new things.

Here’s the list of my favorite various artists compilations last year:
Garage Swim Compilation
The Records: Tribute Starry Eyed
New Centre of the Universe Vol 2
Skrang! Sounds Like Bobby Sutliff
Feeling High: The Psychedelic Sound of Memphis
Under The Covers Vol 2 – A Tribute To The Nerves
Mojo Presents Heavy Nuggets vol 2

And here’s the list of my favorite reissues:
Shoes ‎- One In Versailles
Shoes – Bazooka
Tav Falco – Lore And Testament Vol 2
Roky Erickson ‎- Don’t Slander Me
Roky Erickson ‎- The Evil One
Lemonheads – Hate Your Friends
Lemonheads – Creator
Lemonheads – Lick
R. Stevie Moore – Delicate Tension
Rainer and Das Combo – Barefoot Rocking;

I forgot to include Tav Falco in the playlist today, but I’ll make it up next week.

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Roky Erickson – Haunt;
Roky Erickson – Two Headed Dog;
Lemonheads – So I Fucked Up;
Lemonheads – Mod Lang;
R. Stevie Moore – Oh Pat;
Shoes – Kristine;
Shoes – Love Took A Turn;
Rainer and Das Combo – Away;
Jerusalem – Frustration ;
The Changin’ Tymes – Blue Music Box;
Donovan’s Brain – Hearts in Her Eyes;
Russ Tolman – The Devil And The Sea;
Hunx and His Punx – When U Find Out;
The Stevens – Elpho Beach;
Mikal Cronin – Better Man;
OBN Ills – A Good Lover.

Flashlite #251

Leyla McCallaA couple of new things today. Ty Segall is in action again, putting out a demo version of his last year’s album Twins, now renamed into Gemini. So the concept is now closed, it’s a twin record. He also has a band called Fuzz, but now, to complete the confusion, there’s a different band called The Fuzz, from Memphis, fronted by Hector, supposedly brother of Harlan T. Bobo, although I’m not so sure if it’s really not the same elusive rock’n’roll songwriter. Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett recorded a jam boogie record in 1986 called No End, in which he recorded all the instruments. This came out only now, after 27 years. The rest of the show is bit more conventional. We have a new band called White Denim from Austin, TX and a New Orleans cellist Leyla McCalla who recorded an LP with Langston Hughes lyrics. By the way, the house in which he lived in Cleveland is on sale these days. Also, we check out Evan Dando’s tribute to Tarka Cordell and Lemonheads’ de-luxe reissues. But we start off with Dream Syndicate who had an amazing reunion gig in Cleveland last week.

Meat Puppets – Waiting;
Gutterball – When You Make Up Your Mind;
Dream Syndicate – Then She Remembers (Live in CLE ’83);
Dream Syndicate – Burn (Live in CLE ’13);
White Denim – It’s Him!;
White Denim – At Night in Dreams;
Ty Segall – You’re The Doctor;
Fuzz – Earthen Gate;
The Fuzz – When I Die;
Harlan T. Bobo – Old Man;
Madeleine Peyroux – Life is Fine;
Leyla McCalla – Lonely House;
Evan Dando – Lovely New York (Tarka Cordell);
Lemonheads – If Only You Were Dead (Early Mallo Cup) (1988, Live on Wers);
Keith Jarrett – No End III.

Flashlite #233

Faye HunterSad news today. The news comes to us that Faye Hunter, bass player and a founding member of the legendary college rock band Let’s Active passed away this year on July 20th. Those that know her personally felt very deeply for her. Others, like myself, who know her through her music and work with Let’s Active remember her songs as highlights on those records. We also check out the new band for Josh Martin from Carbonas called Shocked Minds who have a new record on Hozac. Two Boston veterans are featured today as well. Bill Janovitz from Buffalo Tom has a new solo record and Ben Deily of the Lemonheads has a new 7″ with his most recent band Varisty Drag. Finally, Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark reunite after 40 years for another duet record, and we check that out at the end of the show.

Paul Westerbeg – Stain Yer Blood;
Carbonas – Journey to the End;
Shocked Minds – Kalamazoo;
Lorette Velvette – Don’t Crowd Your Mind;
Jim Keays – 125;
The Master’s Apprentices – Undecided;
Jimbo Mathus – Haunted John;
Jimbo Mathus – Haunted John Live in CLE;
Varsity Drag – Let’s Electrify;
Lemonheads – Postcard;
Buffalo Tom – Stymied;
Bill Janovitz – Walt Whitman Mall;
Bill Janovitz – Girl’s Club;
Faye Hunter – Blinded;
Let’s Active – Room With A View;
Let’s Active – Ring True;
Delbert McClinton And Glen Clark – Whoever Said It Was Easy;
Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark – I Received a Letter.

Flashlite #154

Jennifer MiroThe Nuns was one of the first punk bands from the San Francisco rock scene. One of the punk pioneers from that era was Jennifer Anderson, better known as Jennifer Miro. This beautiful woman sadly died alone in New York last December and it took several weeks for the news to spread around. She was 54. Today’s show goes to her. We also have one new band today, Happy Thoughts from Indiana. The instrumental band Smrts from Australia have a new record out called Smrts Have Friends and Visit Them At Night, which will be an vinyl only release available in February. Wooden Wand also has a new record called Brairwood, which he recorded with a combo of several experienced musicians from Birmingham, AL. Evan Dando’s hotel room recordings from 1993 are out as a new Lemonheads release called Hotel Sessions.

The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar;
King Louie’s Missing Monuments – Hot Class;
The Happy Thoughts – Indiana Girls;
Cute Lepers – Foxy Society;
The Barreracudas – Baby Jessica;
The Nuns – Wild;
Alejandro Escovedo – Nuns Song;
Glass Eye – Glass Eye;
Scott Reynolds – Blitzkrieg Bop;
Smudge – Superhero;
Lemonheads – Superhero;
Leb i Sol – Devetka;
Republika 903 – So maki sum se rodil;
Smrts – Born with Torments;
The Moaners – Cowboy Bob (Ballad of Peggy Jo Tallas);
Alex Chilton – All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain;
Wooden Wand and The Brairwood Virgins – Winter in Kentucky;
Jimmie Dale Gilmore and the Wronglers – In The Pines.

Flashlite #51

Jack OTwo of the greatest 80s college rock bands are back with new albums and we check those out in this show. Sonic Youth with The Eternal and Lemonheads with Varshons. Varshons is completely consisted of covers and one leaked out before the album is actually out; Leonard Cohen’s That’s No Way to Say Goodbye. It’s a duet between Evan Dando and Liv Tyler. This is also a good chance to remind ourselves on how great Cohen is, so we check out two more songs that he wrote: So Long Marianne and First We Take Manhattan. Jack Oblivian has a new album too with his latest band The Tennessee Tearjerkers and it’s called The Disco Outlaw.

Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot;
Sonic Youth – Antenna;
Demon’s Claws – Mental Revenge;
The Rolling Stones – Poison Ivy;
Oblivians – Happy Blues;
Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers – Honey I’m Too Old For You;
Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers – Make Your Mind Up;
Sarah Borges And The Broken Singles – Stop And Think It Over;
The Krayolas – Matter of Time;
Dancing Hoods – Reputation;
Cobra Verde – So Long Marianne;
Lemonheads and Liv Tyler – Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye;
Leonard Cohen – Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye;
Warren Zevon – First We Take Manhattan;
Runaways – Secrets.