Today 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 â€Ž- One In Versailles
Shoes – Bazooka
Tav Falco – Lore And Testament Vol 2
Roky Erickson â€Ž- Don’t Slander Me
Roky Erickson â€Ž- 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.
A few new records premier in today’s show. R. Stevie Moore has a new album called Advanced and it’s as fresh and as exciting as we got used from Stevie. Hipbone Slim who collaborated with Mama Rosin earlier this year, also has an album on his own with his Kneetremblers. Cody Chesnutt who you may remember as a guest on Phrenology by the Roots, is back this year with a new EP called Black Skin No Value, somewhat more ambitious project than his first album Headphone Masterpiece. Calexico are back with a compilation record that contains the best tracks from their tour only discs. The only new name today is the New Orleans street band Washboard Chaz Blues Trio.
We dedicate today’s show to Mark Moogy Klingman, a frequent collaborator of Todd Rundgren and a synthesizer pioneer who died at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer last week.
Freddy Cannon – Tallahasee Lassie;
The Rolling Stones – Tallahassee Lassie;
Israel Nash Gripka – Black And Blue;
Hipbone Slim and The Kneetremblers – King Of The Rocket Men;
Washboard Chaz Blues Trio – Pick Yourself Up;
Mama Rosin with Hipbone Slim and The Kneetremblers – London Zydeco;
Reigning Sound – Watching My Baby;
Cody Chesnutt – The Seed;
Cody Chesnutt – Where Is All The Money Going;
True Sons of Thunder – Bloodclot;
Todd Rundgren – Dust In The Wind;
Todd Rundgren – Just One Victory;
Rainer with Joey Burns and John Convertino – Cheer Down;
Calexico – Griptape;
Walter Ghoul’s Lavender Brigade – Glass Room;
R. Stevie Moore – Carmen is Coming;
Thee Oh Sees – The Dream.
Today is the 10 year anniversary of what I think was probably the best show I ever put on air. That Saturday morning, as a tip of my friend Badger, we had a singer songwriter from Hammon, LA Damien Youth who is a local and underground legend who is putting out self released tapes and cd-rs since the 80s. He played a live set and also selected a number of songs from his musical collection. Today we revisit parts of that show and also check up with Damien and hear his two fresh songs that he sent to us. As a bonus, we also have a brand new song for Zane Armstrong, Damien’s songwriting partner.
Talking about the do-it-yourself geniuses, we also have a brand new song for R. Stevie Moore. He joined forces with Ariel Pink for the new tunes. Also, we have Stereo Soul Fire from Boston for the first time at the show, as well as Jonathan Wilson from Los Angeles. He has an album with an old Gordon Lightfoot tune on it, which is interesting, because The Krayolas also have a tune about Lightfoot on their new album. We also have new tune by Giant Sand which is about to show up on the forthcoming album Luz De Vida – a benefit for the victims of the Tucson shootout that happened on January 8 2011. The Residents also have a new album, so if you want to hear the only playlist ever which transitions from The Residents to Gordon Lightfoot – you’re at the right place.
Disciplina KiÄme – Ako ti je glasno…;
The Residents – Once I Went To Barstow;
Sir Douglas Quintet – It Didn’t Even Bring Me Down;
Gordon Lightfoot – The Way I Feel;
Jonathan Wilson – The Way I Feel;
The Krayolas – Gordon Lightfoot;
Rainer with Joey Burns and John Convertino – Hard to Remember;
Giant Sand – Recovery Mission;
Stereo Soul Future – Watching Circles;
Damien Youth – The Boy In A Butterfly Shirt;
Damien Youth – Susie Cinnamon;
The Dying Men – Billy Dolls;
Damien Youth – Fanatic;
Zane Armstrong – Crumbling Abode;
R. Stevie Moore and Ariel Pink – Come My Way.