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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 #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 #481

Broadway ZydecoToday we start off with the new song from a brand new album of the band that we really love here, Faux Killas. We also introduce Hidden Rifles, the new project lead by Matthew Wascovich and also features Norman Westberg (of Swans) and Mike Watt. Chinese Herbal Medicine is also back with the new album Alienation. The most pleasant surprise in today’s show is the new album from Broadway Lafayette, a Cajun music project that features Mick Collins, Mama Rosin and Matt Verta-Ray from Speedball Baby. The second half of the show is filled with interesting stuff from the Balkans. We feature releases from the Canadian label Ill In The Head Records which specializes in Yugoslavian music. They have currently two releases on vinyl, Bernays Propaganda remix record and The Marshmallow Notebooks debut. From Croatia, we have the new stuff from San Mikulec and his Snooze In Motion and a very special collaboration between Branimir Živković of Overflow and Zvonka Obajdin of Svemir. Finally, we play some new and rare old tunes from the legendary PeÄ‘a VraneÅ¡ević of Laboratorija Zvuka.

Demon’s Claws – Trip To The Clinic;
Faux Killas – Be With My Baby;
Broadway Lafayette – Ou est-tu;
Mama Rosin – Le Two-Step De L’Haricot;
The Dirtbombs – Earthquake Heart;
Tin Foil – Can’t Stay Here (Live in CLE);
The Stooges – No Fun;
Chinese Herbal Medicine – No Fun;
Hidden Rifles – Cranial Escrow;
Bernays Propaganda – Leb i igri;
The Marshmallow Notebooks – The Last Tourist In Town;
Snooze In Motion – Preko Vode;
Mydolls – Its Too Hot for Revolution;
Digger & The Pussycats – Oh Yeah;
PeÄ‘a VraneÅ¡ević – Ciganjska Pesma;
PeÄ‘a VraneÅ¡ević – Still I’m Sad feat. The Yardbirds;
Branimir Živković and Zvonka Obajdin – I’ll Be Your Mirror.

Flashlite #230

Ceramic DogToday we begin with two obituaries. Arturo Vega, art director and logo designer of The Ramones passed away on June 8 this year. Alan Myers drummer of Devo passed away on June 24. After we pay respect to the two of them, we continue with some new music. King Louie’s Missing Monuments have a new single, Calexico covers Replacements on the new EP and Mama Rosin joins forces with Mick Collins and Matt Verta-Ray for a Marvelette’s tune Please Mr Postman. Mark Ribot’s Ceramic Dog has an exceptional new album and Lisa Mychols is back with the new album too. Finally, we have a reissue of the Shoes first LP One In Versailles which is finally widely available.

The Turtles – You Showed Me;
Ramones – Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment;
Devo – Uncontrollable Urge;
Paraf – Perspektiva;
King Louie’s Missing Monuments – Answer the Call;
Willie Nile – God Laughs;
Willie Nile – Trying To Find My Way (Live in CLE);
Richard And Linda Thompson – Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair
Shoes – Do I Get So Shy;
Calexico – Unsatisfied;
The Replacements – Unsatisfied;
Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Cualition – (I Wanna Be Your) Satellite;
T Bone Burnett – Tear That Building Down;
Ceramic Dog – Lies My Body Told Me;
Chris Cacavas – Strand By Strand;
The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman;
Mama Rosin (Featuring Mick Collins & Matt Verta-Ray) – Please Mister Postman;
Lisa Mychols – Better Than Nothing.

The Dirtbombs: Dangerous Magical Noise

(Written in February 2004) There’s nothing dangerous about this album, perhaps the title it’s just a way of making it sound cool. But what’s really cool about this album is not its cover, it’s not the title, it’s not the fact that the dude behind the sound is legendary garage face of the Detroit rock scene, Mick Collins. What’s cool about it is the music. In modern rock scene, often when you peel off all the hype, somewhere in the moment when the cellophane of the cd is taken off, and the cd enters into the player, that’s when the magic stops. It’s different with this kinda noise. It’s magical from the ironic crowd cheer in the openingStart The Party, over all the crazy guitars and screams far in VU’s red area to the lengthy boogie of FIDO. Somewhere in the middle of the record you get the real jewel, Motor City Baby – Patti Labelle and George Clinton wore the glam outfits, but in this song Mick Collins is the only black artist who came dangerously close to glam aesthetics. Of course – that can only be a good thing. This album is a hot item, perhaps the most exciting thing Collins did since the revolutionary days of The Gories. He knows rock’n’roll – he’s a guy who you should trust. http://www.thedirtbombs.net/.