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Flashlite #687

In today’s bluesy roots episode we check out the new music from the legendary Tav Falco, Cruzados, Cowbell, Tinsley Ellis and introduce Devils and Blues Against Youth – both from Italy. Across the Adriatic sea, we check out Mary May and Harp Explosion from Croatia.

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Bill Janovitz – Mean Old;
Cruzados – She’s Automatic;
The Devils – Devils Whistle Don’t Sing;
John Mayall with Mike Campbell – Chills and Thrills;
Johnny Burnette – The Train Kept A Rollin’;
Tav Falco – Train Kept A Rollin;
Tav Falco – The House Of The Rising Sun;
Cowbell – Garage Flowers;
Cowbell – Tallulah;
Ilana Katz – Time To Go;
Mary May – Don’t Call Me Baby;
Harp Explosion – Streets;
Tarbox Ramblers – Million Miles From Nowhere;
Tinsley Ellis – Slow Train To Hell;
Blues Against Youth – Oblivion.

Flashlite #517

2018 pt1Every year around this time we look back. This year is again. We begin the new 2019 with a retrospective of best albums in last year. Next week I will present the lest top 12 albums last year. This week we focus on positions 25-12.

Kevin Gordon – Drunkest Man in Town;
Painted Doll – Painted Doll;
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Work Again;
Ty Segall – I’m a Man;
Tav Falco – Strange Libertango;
Ruby Boots – Believe in Heaven;
David Nance – When I Saw You Last Night;
Anna Von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra;
Giant Sand – Down On Town (Love’s No Answer);
Dommengang – Daves Boogie;
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The Hammer;
Earthless – End To End;
Mia Dyson – Nothing;
Dream Machine – Breaking the Circle.

Flashlite #512

Tony Joe WhiteWe reported earlier this year that Porcupine over in Minneapolis had recruited Greg Norton from Hüsker Dü as a bass player. Their new album is out and there’s a cover of a Hüsker Dü song Standing By The Sea among other really good originals. Tav Falco also has a new record out. Thalia Zedek is very productive this year. After an album with her new band E, there’s also a new one of her own. We introduce Dee Rangers from Sweden, Grip Weeds from New Jersey, Caddy from Norway and Warm Drag, a duet from Los Angeles. We pay a tribute to Tony Joe White who passed away on October 24th this year.

Cowbell – Nothing but Trouble;
Dee Rangers – Gotta Have a Good Time;
The Grip Weeds – Someone;
Husker Du – Standing By the Sea;
Zuzu’s Petals – Standing By The Sea;
Porcupine – Standing By The Sea;
Caddy – Miracle Turn;
Electric Six – (It Gets a Little) Jumpy;
The Gun Club – Fire of Love.ogg
Warm Drag – Cave Crawl;
Tony Joe White – Soul Francisco;
The Fleshtones – Touch and Go;
R. Stevie Moore – Sentimental Ties;
Snooze In Motion – Sound Trigger;
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – French Monday Afternoon;
E – Hollow;
Thalia Zedek Band – Tower;
Tav Falco – Sleepwalk;
Rainer and Das Combo – Sleepwalk.

Flashlite #401

Annie Keating Today we have new music from the Australian band Chook Race and the spanking brand new tune from Tav Falco and his Panther Burns with Mike Watt on bass. We alco introduce Beware of Darkness from California, Apocalypse Blues Revue from Florida, Bob Hillman also from Cali and The Meredith Hunters from France. Safeties are in our Live in CLE block.

Pezband – Close Your Eyes;
Wasted Potential – Here’s Your Exit Letter;
Chook Race – Pictures of You;
American Sharks – Iron Lungs;
Faux Killas – Shimmer;
Beware of Darkness – Surrender;
Apocalypse Blues Revue – The Tower;
John Schooley and Walter Daniels – Winston Churchill Cigar Blues;
Meet Your Death – Straight, Hard and Long;
Atlantic Thrills – Live for the Weekend;
Bob Hillman – Alison’s Part of the Equation;
The Meredith Hunters – A higher price to pay;
he I Don’t Cares – Sorry For Tomorrow Night;
The Cry – Same Old Story;
The Safeties – Evidence Cursed (Live in CLE);
Ricked Wicky – Imminent Fall from Grace;
Fernando – Burned Out Love;
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Where the Rio Dolorosa Flows.

Tav Falco – Command Performance

Tav Falco - Command PerformanceTav Falco’s book on Memphis Ghosts Behind Sun: Splendour Enigma and Death begins as a story narrated by the city itself, continues with a detailed and informed description of the city’s rock scene and throughout it’s never clear if it’s the city itself telling the story, Tav Falco or his alter ego Eugene Baffle. That’s what Tav Falco really is – uncatchable non-stop art concept.

That unapproachable art concept moved recently from Memphis to Europe. Tav Falco’s Panther Burns are now consisted usually of Italian musicians and it’s been like that for the last two albums. Still, the sound is unmistakably American and Memphis.

Amongst many covers the original song Whistle Blower stands out as a rarely political tune in Tav Falco’s opus. Other original tunes are more similar to the world-trotting mood of the previous album Conjurations. The second life of this exciting album happened during the US tour this year when Mike Watt joined the Panther Burns for the first time. The maestro of bass guitar was so captured by the sound of this album that he wanted to participate in creating it on stage.

Flashlite #320

Vlada DivljanUnfortunately, today’s show dominates with a no less than five obituaries. We pay respects to Vlada Divljan, Andy Fraser (from Free), Sam Andrew (from Big Brother and The Holding Company), Michael Brown (from Left Banke) and Daevid Allen (from Gong).

We also hear new music for Tav Falco, Paul Kelly and Summer Cannibals from Portland OR. Our friends at the Blue Arrow Records bacame a record label. They issued two new singles for Jonathan Richman – so cool!!!

Jennifer – Chelsea Morning;
Free – All Right Now;
Summer Cannibals – Something New;
Le Cinema – Marshall (feat. Vlada Divljan);
Idoli – Nebeska tema;
Gile i Vlada – Pobuna;
Tav Falco – Whistle Blower;
Tav Falco – Bourgeois Blues;
Big Brother And The Holding Company – Summertime;
Gong – You Can’t Kill Me;
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Rude Mood (Blues Alphabet);
Jonathan Richman – Wait Wait;
Paul Kelly and Vika Bull – Sweet Guy;
Paul Kelly – Sweet Guy (Live in CLE);
Lotion – Walk Away Renee;
Left Banke – Walk Away Renee.

Flashlite #236

Ty SegallWe have some interesting reissues today. Tav Falco continues reissues of his opus with a second installment of Lore and Testament which compiles two EPs and one live concert in Vienna from 1986. Another reissue today is a 2cd set that compiles the music from the 80s rock band in Zagreb called Trobecove Krušne Peći. New stuff today is a new song from John Paul Keith, new debut album from The Connection, and the new record for Ty Segall. Tim Williams is back with his Summer Suns with a new record called Eulalie. The only truly new band today is The Torments from Cleveland, who we feature in our regular live in CLE segment.

Mission of Burma – All World Cowboy Romance;
The Connection – Wrong Side Of 25;
The Summer Suns – Cupid The Assasin;
Games – Why Can’t We Go Back;
Zoogz Rift – Beak Roy Orbit’s Sonmo’ Mo-Fo’smain Theme;
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Oh Pretty Woman;
John Paul Keith – Everything’s Different Now;
John Paul Keith – Afraid To Look;
The Torments – Bursting Love (Live in CLE);
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Lovin’ Cup;
Oblivians – Loving Cup;
Viva Glorio – Mama;
Trobecove krusne peci – Imam dovoljno te vlage;
Shoes – Educated;
Ty Segall – Sweet C.C;
Mikal Cronin – Better Man.

Flashlite #203 – The Best Short Forms and Archives in 2012

Eamon McGrathLast week we introduced the list of 20 best LPs that we liked to listen to here at The Little Lighthouse. This week, we move on to the list of five best reissues and archival recordings that came out in or around 2012. The title goes to Tav Falco and a gorgeous reissue of Beyond the Magnolia Curtain with also included Blow Your Top EP and four pages of early history of the band. The whole list looks like this:

01 Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Beyond the Magnolia Curtain
02 Epic Soundtracks – Wide Smile An Anthology
03 Sandy Denny – The Notes and The Words: A Collection Of Demos & Rarities
04 Nova Mob – The Last Days of Pompeii
05 Dan Penn – The Fame Recordings

Then we move on to the list of the best short forms in the last year. This includes singles, eps, short dowloads etc… The title goes to one of the hardest working bands today, Natural Child for their 45 Mother Nature’s Daughter, which also came out as in a strange new audio format – a tobacco paper roll! The complete list of top 10 looks like this:

01 Natural Child – Mother Nature’s Daughter
02 King Tuff – Wild Desire
03 Drivin ‘n’ Cryin – Songs from the Laundromat
04 Eric Burdon And The Greenhornes EP
05 Dirtbombs and Dan Sartain Terrible Two / Kelley Stoltz
06 Cozy – Cola Shock Kids
07 King Louie’s Missing Monuments
08 Bad Sports – Red Overlay
09 Grant Hart – So Far From Heaven
10 Daniel Kroha – The Folk-Blues Stylings Of Daniel Kroha

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Chuck Prophet – Limit To It;
Dan Penn – Power of Love;
Nova Mob – The Last Days of Pompeii/Benediction;
Sandy Denny – After Halloween;
Epic Soundtracks – You Better Run;
Tav Falco – Bertha Lou;
Daniel Kroha – Run Little Children;
Grant Hart – Morning Star;
Bad Sports – Stuff;
King Louie’s Missing Monuments – Another Girl;
Cozy – Cola Shock Kids;
The Dirtbombs – Politicians In My Eyes;
Eric Burdon And The Greenhornes – Out of My Mind;
Drivin ‘n’ Cryin – Dirty;
King Tuff – Wild Desire;
Natural Child – Mother Nature’s Daughter;
Natural Child – Bodyswitchers Part II.

Flashlite #196

Johnny PerezToday we say goodbye to Johnny Perez, who played drums in the early days of The Sir Douglas Quintet. We also play some very interesting reissues from many different heroes of this show. Tav Falco has reissued his debut album Beyond The Magnolia County recently, and the record cover includes a nice four sided description on the early history of the band from the insiders. Legendary first (and only) album by Memphis band Moloch also has a very nice high quality vinyl reissue. Beach Boys and Frank Zappa are reissuing their entire catalog and Velvet Underground’s debut from 1967 saw an extremely expanded 6 disc upgrade. Also there’s a new tribute to the same record, marking a nice 45 year anniversary. Other new stuff is Kurt Baker and his new record, as well as Austin’s Rosie Flores.

Howe Gelb – That’s How Things Get Done;
Kurt Baker – Hit The Ground;
Rosie Flores – Working Girl’s Guitar;
The Mallard – There She Goes Again;
Velvet Underground and Nico – There She Goes Again;
Dinosaur Jr – The Wagon (Live in CLE);
Dinosaur Jr – Forget The Swan;
Nova Mob – Over My Head;
Epic Soundtracks – I Wanna Be Free (As the Lizards);
Tav Falco – Bourgeois Blues;
Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and The Mothers – Advance Romance;
Moloch – Dance Chaney Dance;
The Beach Boys – I Get Around (2012 Stereo Extraction Mix);
The Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s About A Mover;
The Sir Douglas Quintet – Texas Me.

Flashlite #170

Suzi Chunk Today we pay respect to Beastie Boy MCA and Flying Burrito Brother Chris Ethridge. We also have a new name at the show, a singer from Cardiff in England, Suzi Chunk. Another new name today is a Basque artist called Petti. He joined forces with the legendary Boston’s singer Barrence Whitfield and did a very nice record over in the Basque land, which still happens to be part of the Northern Spain. Naim Amor is back with a new album Dansons and Italian rockers Mojomatics are also here with a new record which the call You Are The Reason For My Troubles. The volume two of Jeffrey Lee Pierce’s tribute record is out and Tav Falco’s Panther Burns have a nice song on it.

Fairfield Parlour – Aries;
Beastie Boys – Sabotage;
Beastie Boys – Johnny Ryall;
The Horrors – Three Scale Burden;
Whitehorse – Passenger 24;
Rich Hopkins and Luminarios – Dark Side of the Spoon;
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Hot Burrito #1;
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Hot Burrito #2;
Gram Parsons – She;
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – The Jungle Book;
Mojomatics – Behind the Trees;
Cockney Rebel – What Ruthie Said;
Suzi Chunk – Look Back And Laugh;
Barrence Whitfield Eta Petti & The Bloodyhotsak – Sugar Falls;
Barrence Whitfield And The Savages – Georgia Slop;
Pierced Arrows – Paranoia (Live In CLE);
Naim Amor – The Other Step.