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The Best of 2019 Pt 1; Flashlite #568

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As accustomed, every year around this time we look back and review some of the best albums that I’ve enjoyed in the past year. In this installment of the Little Lighthouse, we review albums that took #30-#14 positions on my list. Although, it should be said that the list is that of a moment, and not a result of a very careful deliberation. Enjoy the music! Top 13 next week.

Yawpers – Earn Your Heaven;
Motorpsycho – Lux Aeterna;
Meat Puppets – The Great Awakening;
Mattiel – Rescue You;
Thee Melomen – Time Has Come;
Ty Segall – Squealer;
Redd Kross – Punk II;
Eamon McGrath – Unsung Warsong;
Morlocs – Buffoon;
Bad Moves – Out of Reach;
Lisa Prank – Rodeo;
Jonathan Richman – Alegre Soy;
The Flesh Eaters – The Green Manalishi;
Mikal Cronin – Fire;
Wolfmanhatan Project – Jar in the Staircase;
Eugene Chadbourne and The Sunwatchers – Give Back The Key To My Heart;
Those Pretty Wrongs – Undertow.

Flashlite #524

Mary MayToday we have a new project from Corin Tucker and Peter Buck together, called Filthy Friends. White Denim from Austin TX and Royal Trux from Washington DC are back with new singles. Richard Lloyd had a recent album which fell between the cracks, but we catch up. Sunwatchers who we know from a recent collaboration with Eugene Chadborune also have a new song out on their own. John Mayall teamed up with Todd Rundgren for a new song. Our friend from Australia, Jon S Williams has a solo acoustic record. We introduce Mary May from Croatia. Our friend Clara Engel is working on a new album and needs your help to put it out.

Heidi Berry – Up In The Air;
Filthy Friends – Last Chance County;
White Denim – Shanalala;
Alex Chilton – Take It Off;
Cross Brothers (Live in CLE);
Royal Trux – Year of the Dog;
Richard Lloyd – Countdown;
Saucers – I Didn’t Get It;
Messengers – (Must We Always Live For) Tomorrow;
Sunwatchers – Beautiful Crystals;
John Mayall with Todd Rundgren – That’s What Love Will Make You Do;
Outrageous Cherry – That Ain’t Why;
Juliana Hatfield – No Meaning;
Mary May – Softest Tune;
Jon S Williams – Place to breathe;
Clara Engel – Blackbirds Baked in a Sky Cake;
Hollowmen – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely.

Flashlite #520

Tena Rak, Å ećerWelcome to the first ‘regular’ edition of The Little Lighthouse in 2019. Today we play a tune from the new ESC Life album, out soon on Ill In The Head records in North America. ESC Life come from Croatia, and so does Tena Rak. She used to play drums in Vlasta Popić, but that band no longer plays together. So we check out her solo act dubbed Å ećer and quartet Mi Nerve with three other ladies, Ivana PuÅ¡nik , Tea Ovničević, and Ivana Ljubičić. Back in the USA, Terry Six and Louie Bankston (ex Exploding Hearts) are back with an excellent new album together. Eugene Chadbourne teamed up with The Sunwatchers and recorded an album tribute to Minutemen, Doug Sahm and Henry Flyn. Paisley Underground legends Bangles, Three O’Clock, Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade made a record together covering each other’s songs. It’s almost a follow up to the legendary Rainy Day album. John Petković and Dave James of Death of Samantha have a new synth pop duet, Metrolight and we check out one of the songs recorded live in Cleveland recently. Holly Golightly has a new English solo album out and lots of folks included it on their lists of best albums last year. Yes, it’s that good. Outrageous Cherry are back with their final album entitled Meet You In The Shadows completed before the passing of founding lead guitarist Larry Ray.

Calibro 35 – Pragma;
ESC Life – Song of the Weak;
Terry and Louie – (I’m) Looking For A Heart;
Exploding Hearts – Thorns In Roses;
Thee Melomen – Freight Train
Bad Sports – Ode to Power;
Vlasta Popić – Trziste;
Å ećer – Zalogaj;
Mi Nerve – Moji planeti;
Texas Tornados & Sir Doug – Give Back The Key To My Heart;
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers – Give Back the Key to My Heart;
Eugene Chadbourne & Sunwatchers – Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing;
Minutemen – Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing;
Outrageous Cherry – Self-Made Monster;
Outrageous Cherry – Complicate Me;
Holly Golightly – Love (Can’t You Hear Me);
Holly Golightly – Time Will Tell;
Brian Olive – It’s A Lie;
The Three O’Clock – Jet Fighter;
The Bangles – Jet Fighter;
Metrolight – Molecules (Live in CLE).