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Flashlite #715

Ruby The Hatchet

A lovely update today with the new music from the legendary Robyn Hitchcock of the Soft Boys. We also check out new tunes from Ruby The Hatchet from New Jersey, Futurebirds deliver a solid cover of Roky Erickson, Hooten Hallers are back with the new album and so is The Intelligence and Lithics. We introduce Amplifier Heads for the first time at the show. We also check out a new colab between Mike Watt, Jim Keltner and Mike Baggetta. We close the show with the new single from the Zagreb band B. Confidential & The Secret Four. We also pay a tribute to Bob Neuwirth, a legendary singer songwriter, originally from Akron, who passed away on May 18 this year.

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Tropical Fuck Storm – Stayin’ Alive;
Ruby The Hatchet – Deceiver;
Robyn Hitchcock – The Shuffle Man;
Soft Boys – Insanely Jealous;
Roky Ericson – I Think Of Demons;
Futurebirds – I Think of Demons (Roky Erickson);
The Hooten Hallers – Back In Business Again;
The Hooten Haller – Further From Shore;
Peter & The Silhouettes – Claudette Jones;
The Amplifier Heads – Space Cadette;
Bob Neuwirth – Rock And Roll Time;
Janis Joplin – Mercedes Benz – Janis Joplin;
The Intelligence – How to Improve Your Hearing Without Listening;
The Intelligence – My Work Here is Dumb;
Lithics – Lost Signal;
Minutemen – Maybe Partying Will Help;
Mike Baggetta, Jim Keltner, Mike Watt – Everywhen We Go;
B. Confidential & The Secret Four – Satan Is Her Name;
Crveni koralji – Johnny Guitar.

Flashlite #653

Rachel Watkins

Trippy show today with two Canadian bands: Possum from Toronto and Elevator To Hell from New Brunswick. Two tributes, one to Roky Erickson and the other one to Bubble Puppy. In particular, we hear the new version of Don’t Fall Down by Black Angels and Hot Smoke and Sassafras by Deniz Tek and newly reformed Rittenhouse Square, featuring Mitch Easter, Peter Holsapple, Will Rigby, Chris Stamey and Don Dixon. We also introduce Fuzzy Lights from UK, Ribbons of Euphoria from Greece and hear new music from La Luz and The Shivas. We end the show with an obit to Sarajevo musician and master of ceremonies Zvonimir Altarac ÄŒičak who passed away in March this year.

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Grand Union – She Said, She Said;
Possum – Gala at the Universe City;
Deniz Tek & the Mortmen – Hot Smoke & Sassafrass;
Rittenhouse Square – Hot Smoke & Sassafras;
Bubble Puppy – Hot Smoke and Sassafras;
The Fingers – I Hear The Sun;
13th Floor Elevators – Don’t Fall Down;
All The Saints – Don’t Fall Down;
The Black Angels – Don’t Fall Down;
Elevator to Hell – I’ve Gone for a Ride;
The Barrier – Dawn Breaks Through;
The Goatdancers – Eat Me Alive;
Dave Davies – Creeping Jam;
Fuzzy Lights – Maiden’s Call;
La Luz – In the Country;
The Drag Set – Day And Night;
The Shivas – If I Could Choose;
Ribbons of Euphoria – 3 4ers;
Indexi – Negdje u kraju, u zatiÅ¡ju;
ÄŒičak – Moj drug.

Flashlite #540

Roky

Two guys that sang most beautifully about demons, zombies, werewolves and voodoo were Roky Erickson and Dr. John. By a cruel game of coincidence we lost both of them in the past two weeks. While Roky arguably was always more on the other side of life than here, Dr. John’s playful usage of voodoo, zombies and werewolves was drenched in the superstitions of his native New Orleans and South Louisiana wetlands, rather than his belonging to the beyond. Who will now speak to demons for us?

The Spades – We Sell Soul;
The 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me;
Roky Erickson – Two Headed Dog;
Roky Erickson – If You Have Ghosts;
Roky Erickson – Don’t Slender Me;
Roky Erickson – Burn The Flames
Roky Erickson – I Have Always Been Here Before;
The 13th Floor Elevators – I Had To Tell You;
The 13th Floor Elevators – She Lives In A Time Of Her Own;
Dr. John – Gris Gris;
Dr. John – Walk On Gilded Splinters;
Dr. John – Black Widow Spider;
Dr. John – Loop Garoo;
Dr. John – Zu Zu Mamou.

Flashlite #279

Erotic Biljan and His HereticsNew stuff from the garage rock scene comes from Zagreb, Croatia and Australia. We have Erotic Biljan and His Heretics reunited with an amazing new single that promises to reestablish this band as the leader on the ex-Yugoslav scene. Volcanics come from Perth and Terrible Truths come from Adelaide. We also check out the new indie rockers Gold-Bears. The Auteurs was a new wave band over in London. Luke Haines who was with them is back with a solo record dedicated to the New York City. John Nemeth is another new name for us. He hails from Boise ID and belts out a sound characteristic to the black Memphis scene. Ghost come from Sweden. They are a quite an attraction over in their home land. They scored a good hit last year with a Roky Erickson cover. And finally, Ian McLagan, truly legendary keyboardist of Faces and Small Faces is back with his Bump Band over in Austin TX with the new single.

Faces – Rear Wheel Skid;
Gold-Bears – From Tallahassee To Gainesville;
Cheap Girls – Second Floor;
Lotion – Sandra;
Jim Carroll – It’s Too Late;
Luke Haines – Jim Carroll;
Dreamsalon – New Aesthetic;
Ian McLagan And The Bump Band – Love Letter;
John Nemeth – If It Ain’t Broke;
James Cotton and Willie Nix – Baker Shop Boogie (Blues Alphabet);
Erotic Biljan and His Heretics – Frenzy;
The Volcanics – Tell Me What You Want;
The Chamber Strings – Dead Man’s Poise (Live in CLE);
Roky Erickson & The Aliens – If You Have Ghosts;
Ghost – If You Have Ghosts;
Terrible Truths – Diamond.

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 #91

Howe GelbSummer’s knocking on our door, and we present three new things this week. Howe Gelb of Giant Sand is back with a new album of songs inspired by gypsy music from Cordoba is Spain. His new band is called Band of Gypsies and album is called Alegrias. Remember the great tribute to Roky Erickson back in 1990 called Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye? Well, there’s another tribute to Roky out there twenty years after called The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral. All The Saints who we loved two years ago with their album Fire On Corridor X are on that tribute, which makes us search for the new info on them. Their new album is recorded and will be out soon and on their myspace page, we found a song that’s been unreleased so far…

The Delta 72 – Pleased And Honored Pt. 2;
The Rangers – Justine;
Butthole Surfers – Earthquake;
Roky Erickson With Okkervil River – John Lawman;
13th Floor Elevators – Don’t Fall Down;
All The Saints – Don’t Fall Down;
All The Saints – Host;
Thin White Rope – Wire Animals;
Giant Sand – Dead Air;
Kate Maki – Message Delivered;
Howe Gelb – Uneven Light of Day;
Reigning Sound – Banker And A Liar;
Steve Wynn – For All I Care;
Gutterball – One By One;
Harlan T Bobo – Mlle. Chatte;
Meat Puppets – Rotten Shame.

Flashlite #76

Freddy Mark Linkous Today’s show is dedicated to Mark Linkous, a guy that contributed a lot to the 90s rock’n’roll with his band Sparklehorse and who committed sucide last Saturday. We pay a very special tribute in this show to Mark Linkous with an unexpected song selection. Hear Mark foot stomping with Bryan Harvey, playing with Susanna Hoffs and rocking out with his 80s band Dancing Hoods. We also have the new Roky Erickson and a new Jason and The Scorchers tune. We have a Cleveland band Whiskey Daredevils who have their debut album out these days. They have a song on it dedicated to Johnny Cash. Which reminds me, there’s the sixth volume of his American recordings out.

Grant Hart – My Regrets;
Roky Erickson – Stand For The Fire Demon;
Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River – Goodbye Sweet Dreams;
Pierced Arrows – Tripped Out;
House of Freaks – This Old Town;
Dancing Hoods – Not The Only One;
Dancing Hoods – Falling Down;
Sparklehorse – Rainmaker;
Susanna Hoffs – Enormous Wings;
Kris Kristofferson – For The Good Times;
Johnny Cash – For The Good Times;
The Godfathers – Walking Talking Johnny Cash Blues;
Whiskey Daredevils – Never Saw Johnny Cash;
Jason & The Scorchers – Mona Lee;
Jack Oblivian – Make Your Mind Up Part II;
Glossary – Trembling Boy;
Outrageous Cherry – Anymore;
Uzi – Pale Light.