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Flashlite #604

Bully

Today we start off with a track from the new album for Alaicia Bognano’s Bully. Then we introduce Tough Age from Toronto. Also, new to us are Manarays from Brisbane and Beans from Melbourne. Australians, of course. Then. We have two solo musicians hiding between the band names. Tommy Marolda is The Toms and Dishelved Cuss is Nick Reinhart. Schizophonics have a new single covering Roxy Music and Trotsky Icepick is back yet again with another new release. They are so prouctive in the past year and a half and it’s to everyone’s delight! We dedicate this episode to Martin Birch, an extraordinary music producer and engineer who passed away on August 9th this year.

The Fluid – Big Brother;
Bully – Let You;
Tough Age – Possession;
Petrified Max – Hole in the Sky;
Trotsky Icepick – End Effected;
Manarays – Troubled by the Moon;
Zana – Sweeta;
Electric Light Orchestra – Nightrider;
The Toms – One Man Girl Parade;
Beans – Stride;
Queen – You’re My Best Friend;
The Z-Boys – Too Slow;
Roxy Music – Re-Make Re-Model;
The Schizophonics – Re-Make Re-Model;
Disheveled Cuss – Oh My God;
W/Jayne County and The Electric Chairs – Man Enough to Be a Woman;
Faces – Bad’N’Ruin;
Jeff Beck Group – Spanish Boots.

The Best of 2019 Pt 2; Flashlite #569

2019pt2

Happy new year, everyone. Today we finish the list of best albums in 2019 (top 13). In my opinion, Danny and the Doorknobs return album Jukebox in the LA River stands out in it’s playful quality among the rest of this year’s production. The band also released another digital only album as Trotsky Icepick this year, making a double whammy for all those who were thirsty for their sound since the breakup in the 90s. Our hope is that the band will stay together for many more years to come. Tune in next week for our part 3 where we introduce many nice mini albums (shorter than 30 minutes) and a few other albums that didn’t make the list.

Guadalupe Plata – No te vayas;
Altin Gun – Kolbasti;
The Schizophonics – Not Gonna Change My Mind;
Sad Planets – Yesterday Girls;
Criminal Hygiene – Private Screening Heroin;
Rosalie Cunningham – Dethroning of a Party Queen;
The See No Evils;
Leyla McCalla – Aleppo;
Terry and Louie – A Thousand Guitars;
Outrageous Cherry – Gotta Get Back Inside Your Mind;
Luther Russell – Talking To Myself;
The Dates – Any Other Nite;
The Dates – Star;
Danny And The Doorknobs – The Shadow;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Heroine;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Ballad of Bobby Fuller;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Caged.

Flashlite #567

Saba Lou

Today we introduce the newest album from King Khan’s 17 year old daughter Saba Lou. Also new to us is Tucson AZ one-man-band Diners lead by Tyler Broderick. Great new albums with loads of catchy songs are released by More Kicks from London UK and The Whiffs from Kansas City. Willie Nile is back with a new record and so are Tim Lee and Susan Bauer, together this time as Bark. Schizophonics new LP is also finally in our hands, it’s called People in the Sky. We also introduce a relatively new track from Julie Christensen. Next week, we begin our review of best albums in 2019!

Rodney Crowell with Billy Gibbons – 56 Fury;
Willie Nile – Somewhere It’s Raining;
Bark – Drilla Hole;
Bark – Signal;
Trixie Whitle – Danger Mind;
More Kicks – What You Thinking;
The Whiffs – Seventeen;
Lisa Prank – Truth About You;
The Bevis Frond – Blew Me Out;
The Magnolias – When I’m Not;
Diners – You’ve Got It;
The Schizophonics – Like a Mummy;
Faz Waltz – Oh Penny;
Trotsky Icepick – Trust;
Scarcity of Tanks – Gentlemen On Junk;
Longport Buzz – Who Is He;
The NoMen – Salvage My Youth;
Saba Lou – On The Fields;
Julie Christensen – Breaking Open.

Flashlite #555

Gorilla

Welcome to the new gloom and doom edition of The Little Lighthouse. We will go through several new hard rocking tunes and also revisit some old stuff too. Schizophonics’ new rocking single opens up the show and then we check in with the new tunes form Matthew Wascovich who again teamed up with a stellar line up of international collaborators. The Silence come from Tokyo and Elder from Berlin. Over in UK we have Gorilla and in LA, Here Lies Man. Towards the end of the show, we check out an excellent retro compilation Jobcentre Rejects. Headbangers of the world, unite.

Buffalo – Freedom;
The Schizophonics – Steely Eyed Lady;
Vicious Fence – Same Cell Different Paint;
Rosalie Cunningham – Ride On My Bike;
The Silence – Freedom;
Elder – Illusory Motion;
Gorilla – Treecreeper;
Here Lies Man – Long Legs (Look Away);
Baseline – Suspended Animation;
Predatür – Seen You Here;
Screaming Trees – Freedom.

Flashlite #518

2018 pt2We continue our countdown to the best albums in 2018 and in this episode we announce two albums which share the title of the best one at The Little Lighthouse in the past year. I Am The Polish Army debut album My Old Man struck us with its great enthusiasm, musicianship, songwriting and playful performance. Harlan T. Bobo finally put out his record The History of Violence out on Goner, which just might be his greatest yet. Chip Kinman, along with the help of his son on guitar and his brother behind the knobs created a post-modern patchwork of an album with an astonishing amount of historical and rock references under the Ford Madox Ford moniker. Two ladies, Bat Fangs brought us a quick and powerful rock’n’roll album with hits going steady. Tony Molina on his Kill The Light is even more brief, but the brevity just makes you play the album over and over again. Bad Sports brought an excellent barrage of love punk rock tunes worthy of the greatest examples in the past. Patsy Gelb and her Rats compiled all those perfect singles from their inception on a single record, seriously contending Singles Going Steady as one of the strongest compilation records in the history of rock music. Schizophonics with their amps turned to the max gave us an album that floats like a perfect MC5 tribute. Mama Rosin teamed up with Mick Collins on a collection of cajun and zydeco chants. Ty Segall is as active as ever, but his main release this year entitled Freedom’s Goblin is one of the deepest he recorded yet. Krist Novoselic is back with Giants In The Trees. And that’s our top 10 this year! Looking back at that top 10, this was a really good year and we can only wish 2019 can be at least as good as this one.


Best Albums in 2018
01 I Am The Polish Army - My Old Man
01 Harlan T. Bobo - The History of Violence
02 Ford Madox Ford - This American Blues
03 Bat Fangs
04 Tony Molina - Kill The Light
05 Bad Sports - Constant Stimulation
06 Patsy’s Rats - Singles
07 The Schizophonics - Land Of The Living
08 Broadway Lafayette - Subway Zydeco
09 Ty Segall and The Freedom Band - Freedom's Goblin
10 Giants In The Trees
11 Cross Brothers ‎– Living On Sheepheads
12 Dream Machine - Breaking the Circle
13 Mia Dyson - If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back
14 Earthless - Black Heaven
15 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs
16 Dommengang - Love Jail
17 Giant Sand - Return To The Valley of Rain
18 Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
19 David Nance Band - Peaced and Slightly Pulverized
20 Ruby Boots - Don't Talk About It
21 Tav Falco - Cabaret of Daggers
22 Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich
23 Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys - Rot
24 Painted Doll
25 Kevin Gordon - Tilt And Shine

Cross Brothers – No White Mystery;
Giants In The Trees – Seed Song;
Ty Segall – Alta;
Broadway Lafayette – Angola Dreams;
Schizophonics – Put Your Weight On It;
Patsy’s Rats – More Than This;
Bad Sports – Constant Stimulation;
Tony Molina – Look Inside Your Mind_Losin’ Touch;
Bat Fangs – Fangs Out;
Ford Maddox Ford – Immediate Nico;
Harlan T. Bobo – Storied;
Harlan T. Bobo – Town;
Harlan T. Bobo – Paula;
I Am The Polish Army – You Don’t Know;
I Am The Polish Army – Setup;
I Am The Polish Army – My Old Man.

Flashlite #474

TuristiBrian Olive announces his new album in May with the new tune. Superchunk is back with the new album. Janiva Magness, blues singer with the roots in Detroit also has a new album. King Salami is back with a sensational cover of Tainted Love. We also introduce Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires from Alabama and Schizophonics from San Diego, CA. Veteran punks from Ireland, Paranoid Visions are also here with new music. Balkan Veliki label brings us the new band Turisti from Belgrade, Serbia.

Black Stone Cherry – Shapes of Things;
Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires – Had to Laugh;
Brian Olive – Living On Top;
Brian Olive – Left Side Rock;
Peculiar Pretzelmen – Factory Belt;
Chalky – Adrenaline;
Golden Pelcans – Smell The Lightning;
Turisti – Abu Dabi;
King Salami & The Cumberland Three – Tainted Love;
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love;
Suzanne Vega – Carson’s Blues;
Tongue Tied Twin – Safety Rope;
The Claim – Gullible’s Travels;
Superchunk – Water Wings (copy);
Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive;
Paranoid Visions – Across The Holocausts;
I Am The Polish Army – The Woods;
Janiva Magness – Tell Me;
Schizophonics – Make It Last;
Jeff Beck Group – Shapes of Things.