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Flashlite #630

Palmyra Delran

We start today with new music from Palmyra Delran and continue with new stuff from Chris Church. Continuing the theme of nice songwriting, we check out the new tune from Andy Gabbard. Then we check out music from another Andy, Andy Lewis who we know from his recent collaborations with Judy Dyble. Fernando Perdomo continues his weekly new releases with another new album. Armories is a new name for us, they participate on the recent tribute to 20 20. Than we go to the remains of Yugoslavia and we hear the new Steve Wynn cover from Zvonka Obajdin and Svemir . Also, we hear a brand new tune from Dino Santaleza and Pridjevi. Staying on the same ground, but covering different times, we pay a tribute to Branko Marušić Čutura and Đorđe Balašević, both of them passed away within a day from each other recently.

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Dinosaur JR – Hide Another Round;
Palmyra Delran and the Doppel Gang – Who’s Been Sleeping Here;
Chris Church – Know;
Chris Church – Coulda Fooled Me;
Andy Gabbard – DDS;
Andy Gabbard – Instant Trancer;
Andy Lewis – Pipeline;
Plastic Penny – Baby You’re Not To Blame;
Chad and Jill – The Cruel War;
Fernando Perdomo – Class of 98;
The Armoires – The Night I Heard a Scream;
20 20 – The Night I Heard a Scream;
Petrified Max – Get the Guitar;
Dream Syndicate – Whatever You Please;
Svemir – Whatever you please;
Pridjevi – Scarab;
Pridjevi – Pozuri polako;
Yu Grupa – Noć je moja;
Rani Mraz – Mnogo mi znači to;
ĐorÄ‘e BalaÅ¡ević – Lunjo.

Flashlite #340: Vinyl Junkyard 13

GutterballThis is another one of our Vinyl Junkyard editions at the Little Lighthouse. In Vinyl Junkyard specials I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store. This time we have two more albums from the nineties. Nineties were a time where LPs were being phased out on the market in favor of CDs. Still, some important record also saw vinyl versions. Today we have the first album for Gutterball and The Fall-Outs compilation album Here I Come and other Hits. Gutterball was a supergroup consisting of Steve Wynn (ex Dream Syndicate), Bryan Harvey and Johnny Hott (from House of Freaks), Stephen McCarthy (Long Ryders) and Bob Rupe (Silos). It was formed at the moment where Wynn’s solo career was not performing so well, House of Freaks were critically acclaimed, but also failed to chart in the post Nirvana era. Long Ryders and Silos broke apart, so the quintet went into the recording studio over in Richmond with a lot of good songs and great new-found energy. The resulting album was astonishing. Fall-Outs had a string of perfect singles in the late 80s and Estrus Records put them all together in ’93 on a great compilation record.

Gutterball – Top of The Bill;
Gutterball – Trial Separation Blues;
Gutterball – Lester Young;
Gutterball – Motorcycle Boy;
Gutterball – One By One;
Gutterball – When You Make Up Your Mind;
Gutterball – Think It Over
Gutterball – Preacher And The Prostitute;
The Fall-Outs – Here I Come;
The Fall-Outs – Brothers;
The Fall-Outs – Like Me;
The Fall-Outs – I’m Going Home;
The Fall-Outs – Greed;
The Fall-Outs – Dug My Grave;
The Fall-Outs – Another Fad;
The Fall-Outs – She’s Out There;
The Fall-Outs – Bury My Body;
The Fall-Outs – Made My Bed Gonna Lie In It;
The Fall-Outs – Brainiac;
The Fall-Outs – Scarecrow;
The Fall-Outs – Our Company;
The Fall-Outs – You Just Can’t Win.

Flashlite #301

Kelley MickweeFirst half of our show today is dedicated to the ladies. Jolie Holland was in The Be Good Tanyas and Kelley Mickwee was with Trishas and now they have very strong solo records. Mitski put her record out as well. Pieta Brown also has a new record out and we pay attention. On the other side, Billy Childish formed a new band called CTMF and Steve Wynn put out the record formed out of his recordings ten years ago in Spain.

Ty Segall – Green Belly;
Blues Pills – Gypsy;
Mitski – Townie;
The Psycho Sisters – Gone Fishin’;
Jolie Holland – All The Love;
Pieta Brown – Back to You;
Eliza Gilkyson – Dark Side Of Town;
Kelley Mickwee – Dark Side of Town;
Billy Swan – Don’t Be Cruel;
Jimmy Rogers and Muddy Waters – Sloppy Drunk;
Chuck Prophet – Wish Me Luck (Live in CLE);
Chris Cacavas And Edward Abbiati – Me & the Devil;
Dan Stuart – Malcolm’s Blues;
Electric Six – The Afterlife;
Steve Wynn – Suddenly;
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF – He Wore A Pagan Robe.

Flashlite #254

Matthew Sweet and Susanna HoffsToday we have a relatively random playlist consisting of some of the most interesting cover songs in the past year or so. The only truly new record this time is Under The Covers Vol 3 by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. This time they covered the 80s and we hear their version of the XTC song Towers of London. We also check out Replacements and Arbouretum, each with a Gordon Lightfoot tune, Dan Sarka covers The Records and Steve Wynn covers Townes Van Zandt. We recorded Dax Riggs in Kent with a cover of a Billie Holiday tune and we also check out Carla Olson and Juice Newton belt out a Foster and Lloyd tune and The Walkabouts in Boss’ shoes.

Gordon Lightfoot – I’m Not Sayin’;
The Replacements – I’m Not Sayin’;
Arbouretum – Carefree Highway;
Chris Stamey – If Memory Serves;
Matthew Sweet And Susanna Hoffs – Towers of London;
XTC – Towers of London;
The Records – Starry Eyes;
Dan Sarka and the Sometimes Why – Starry Eyes;
Steve Earle – Lungs;
Townes Van Zandt – Lungs;
Steve Wynn – Lungs;
Dax Riggs – Gloomy Sunday (Live in Kent);
Carla Olson – You Can Come Crying to Me (With Juice Newton);
Walkabouts – Grand Theft Auto/State Trooper.

Flashlite #205

On TourThis is the first show this year filled with new music. We open up with Palmyra Delran who’s latest single You’re My Brian Jones is a big hit on satellite radio. Then we have the legendary Shoes. They reissued one of their ultra rare albums from the 70s, Bazooka and also recently released a brand new album Ignition. Stan McMahon is a new name, he comes from Portland, OR and has a cassette tape on Burger records. Low Cut Connie caused quite a stir last year when they appeared on the Rolling Stone magazine list of best songs. They also played in Cleveland, so we feature them in our Live from Cleveland segment. Steve Wynn has a album of home demos that he made in his apartment in NYC. Dead Horse One are a new band from France and they perform a very competent version of shoegaze rock. They sing in English, but we also have some Americans that sing in French today. It’s The Revelers from Louisiana, a band that plays cajun rock and who were formed by the members of Red Stick Ramblers and Pine Leaf Boys. Another one of our favorite cajun bands, Mama Rosin has a holiday single, so we check that out as well. Finally, at the end of the show we land in Balkans and we check out an Americana band from Belgrade called On Tour and punk-rock-kazachok band called Cherkezi United, lead by an Ukranian living in Zagreb.

Husker Du – Turn It Around;
Palmyra Delran – You’re My Brian Jones;
Shoes – Hot Mess;
Shoes – Love Took a Turn;
Stan McMahon – La Di Da;
Low Cut Connie – Boozophilia;
Low Cut Connie – Brand New Cadillac (Live in CLE);
Tim Moore – Rock And Roll Love Letter;
Dead Horse One – Cruel winter;
Steve Wynn – Devil Town;
Dream Syndicate – The Side I’ll Never Show;
Lyle Lovett – L.A. County;
Waybe Toups, Steve Riley, Wilson Savoy – Les Flammes de l’Enfer;
The Revelers – Des Fois (Sometimes);
Mama Rosin – How To See The Light;
On Tour – Hondo;
Cherkezi United – Temnaya noch.

Dan Stuart – The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings

Dan Stuart - The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings After several years of personal hell, Dan Stuart is finally back. His old band, legendary Green On Red, disbanded in 1992, and Dan tried to continue solo. After a record with Al Perry in 1993 and the first solo album in 1995, Dan disappeared from the music business.

There were many different stories and legends on what he was going through in those years, but it wasn’t until ten years later that we heard of Dan again. He first regrouped with Green On Red to play a few shows in Europe and USA (a live DVD came out of that), and then put out a record with Steve Wynn (a studio and live sequels to their legendary Danny And Dusty project) and one with the producer JD Foster (in an ad-hoc band called The Slummers). Now, Mr. Stuart is back with a masterpiece – new LP called The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings.

Apparently, Marlowe Billings is Dan’s alter ego, which he uses sometimes in his new home in Mexico. I read in Uncut that he has found new energy over there after living in New York and separating from his wife. These stories should be taken with a grain of salt, since Dan posted on his facebook that some of the claims were false in that article.

We can read poetical interpretations of this story in the lyrics of the new record, though. Dan is singing “I miss the city and I miss the lights, I miss my family all over the night. But New York’s a liar, we both know it’s true, just like your lover whose soul understands you. I’ll never go back to that cold hard ground, where everyone’s searching for what can’t be found”.

These words can be found in the opening song of the new record and they are certainly dark, but the mood of the record overall is far from being disconsolate. This is the main difference between Dan’s old record Can O’ Worms from 1995 and this one today. While Can O’ Worms is a deep dark record of a man loosing a grip of his own fate, Deliverance is a record of a man who’s back in control. By realizing that he was looking for what can’t be found, Dan liberated his soul and now, on the new record we can also find lighthearted tunes such as Gap-toothed Girl or Gonna Change – a beautiful Brill-Building sunshine pop with disarming oo-la-lah’s .

Another record that calls for comparisons is also Love’s Been Discontinued by Dan’s old band-mate Chris Cacavas, which came out in 2009 and which I pronounced the album of the year in the Little Lighthouse year end list of that season. I still don’t know what was going on in Cacavas’ private life at the time, but if I trust the lyrics, its a very honest record of a man who has recently went through a break up. One thing that is common to Cacavas’ Love’s Been Discontinued and Dan’s Deliverance can be summed up in Dan’s words: “yes, love will kill you, so why pretend”. Turn it into some really cool art and see what happens. “You can never steal this poet’s soul.” This brings me to a film I like, called Singles back in 1992. There’s a mime over there who can’t shut up and says: “love disappears, baby”.

I must also add at the end that the musicianship on this record is truly exceptional. The band backing up ol’ Dan is the Italian group Sacri Cuori and the sound is thick and full. Surely, a part of the credit for this great sounding record also must go to JD Foster. Foster and Antonio Gramentieri from Sacri Couri were also with Dan in The Slummers. It looks like the new record leaves Dan in a very healthy place and I have a feeling we can expect more great stuff from Dan and the boys in the near future. Right now, you can enjoy this disc and also see Dan Stuart who is touring Europe currently.

First published on rockxs.com.

Flashlite #115

Marianna DissardToday we feature three new artists that publish for V’68. They sent us a nice package and we for today we picked three artists that are have ties both to Europe and to Tucson AZ. Marianne Dissard and Naim Amor moved from France over to Tucson to live and create music. Still, they often sing in their mother tongue. The third is Susie Hug, who we introduced in Flashlite #112. Besides these V’68 artists, we also have Lucinda Williams and her new album Blessed that just came out both in studio and kitchen demo versions. McCaughey, Wynn, Pitmon and Buck are back with volume two of The Baseball Project and we check that out as well. We also introduce a new band at The Little Lighthouse, Redondo Beat from Germany.

Buffy Sainte Marie – Smack Water Jack;
Redondo Beat – My Baby (Knows How To Have A Real Good Time);
The Baseball Project – Ichiro Goes to the Moon;
Steve Wynn And The Miracle 3 – Ribbons And Chains;
Cecilia Ann – Belles Artes;
ing – Astrophobia;
Anastasia Screamed – Tide;
Alice Cooper – Is It My Body;
Alex Harvey – Flying Saucer´s Daughter;
Lucinda Williams – Seeing Black;
Lucinda Williams – Seeing Black (Kitchen version);
Bettye LaVette – Games People Play;
Susie Hug – Shed A Tear;
Marianne Dissard – The One And Only;
Naim Amor – Woman Who’s Woman;
North Mississippi Allstars – How I Wish My Train Would Come.

19. Steve Wunn And The Miracle Three – Northern Aggression

Steve Wynn And The Miracle Three - Northern AggressionSteve Wynn’s band Miracle Three has became a steady line up of four musicians who breathe together. This is the most immediate thing you get when you hear them live or when you listen to the new album Northern Aggression. Tight musicianship and solid songwriting on this album received a lot of attention this year. The idea was to return to Richmond VA studios (the same place where the great Gutterball records were made), and let the Northern sound take over the lazy atmosphere of the south. The amalgam of sound is captivating. The cover of Death of Johnny B, which appeared originally in an old 70’s anti-drug documentary, is a perfect example.

Flashlite #99

Mike WattThis is one of the heaviest shows with new materials if you consider what rockers we have with new records this time: Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Mike Watt, Steve Wynn and Greg Cartwright. What a line up, huh? So, let’s see – the Boss dug out old sessions for the Darkness at The Edge of The Town album and has them out now as a double disc called The Promise. Costello recorded an album called National Ransom with T. Bone Burnett in LA and Nashville. Mike Watt has a new conceptual record called Hyphenated-Man and it’s about his life as a middle aged punk. Steve Wynn gathered his Miracle Three over in Richmond to record a new album which they call Northern Aggression. That one’s somewhat of a loose concept too – Yanks belting out in the Southern man’s land. Greg is here with a new band called The Parting Gifts, apparently an one time gig for him and Coco Hames of The Ettes.

Paul Westerberg – Knockin on Mine;
The Ettes – I Can’t Be True;
The Parting Gifts – My Mind’s Made Up;
Reigning Sound – The Bells;
Doug Gillard – Only a Loan;
Underscore Adia – One Whole Week;
Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire;
Bruce Springsteen – Fire;
Elvis Costello – The Spell That You Cast;
Elivs Costello And The Attractions – Opportunity;
Scarcity of Tanks – Cardboard;
fIREHOSE – Mas Cojones;
Mike Watt – Wheel Bound;
Peter Case – Dig What You’re Putting Down;
Dream Syndicate – Dying Ambers;
Steve Wynn and The Miracle Three – Death of Donny B;
Aaron Spade – Certain Touch.

Flashlite #54

Booker T. JonesHey hey! Welcome to the the very last Little Lighthouse for this summer. Radio SC, together with the college in Zagreb, are leaving for a collective summer vacation, and this program will also take a small break. In this show we have the brand new tunes for The New York Dolls and Petra Haden. Booker T. Jones recorded a brand new album with Drive By Truckers called Potato Hole. We check it out in this show. Chris Eckman of The Walkabouts also recorded a new album. It’s called The Last Side of The Mountain, it’s recorded in Slovenia and Steve Wynn is a guest on one tune.

Joe South – Clock Up on the Wall;
Utopia – Love In Action;
New York Dolls – Lonely So Long;
Willie Nile – Doomsday;
The Lemonheads – Fragile;
Wire – Fragile;
Petra Haden – Let Your Love Flow;
Booker T. Jones – Pound It Out;
Booker T. & The Mgs – Sunny;
Bobby Hebb – Sunny;
Nerve City – Junkyard;
Chris Eckman And Steve Wynn – The Same;
Bob Dylan – This Dream of You;
The Krayolas – Corrido Twelve Heads In A Bag;
The Know – Like Girls;
Suburban Lawns – Unable;
Piloti – Novo odelo;
Bill Fox – Way Way Down;
The Beach Boys – Don’t Worry, Baby;