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Flashlite #626

Mira Furlan

Nothing but nicely written music today. We start off with a shiny new song from Dinosaur JR, possibly the shiniest one J wrote since Take A Run At The Sun. Alice Cooper recorded a tribute to Detroit and we check out a cover of an Outrageous Cherry song. Rat Columns and Cool Ghouls are back with new singles. A band we used to know under various names (Fruit Sandal and Akibas) is back with a new name: Melody And The Jones. Petrified Max, after a superb album from last year has a new single (it’s a new band for Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall of Trotsky Icepick fame). We introduce a band from Istria in Croatia, Finta De Mona, that specializes into covers from old songs from that region. Trevor Beld Jimenez is a new performer from Southern California. We pay a tribute to two Yugoslavian legends who passed away recently. Mira Furlan and Misa Aleksic of Riblja Corba.

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Buldozer – Garcon De Yugoslavie;
Dinosaur JR – I Ran Away;
Alice Cooper – Our Love Will Change The World;
Outrageous Cherry – Our Love Will Change the World;
Trevor Beld Jimenez – Moment;
Rat Columns – No Stranger To Life;
Akibas – Can we be friends;
Melody And The Jones – Sun Lions;
Petrified Max – The Lucky Couple;
The Last – Jungle Book;
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – The Jungle Book;
Cool Ghouls – Helpless Circumstance;
Finta De Mona – Macak z Voloskega;
Bonaca – Macak z Voloskega;
Riblja Corba – Ostacu slobodan;
Mira Furlan i Orkestar Davora Slaminga – Depresivni djecak;
Trotsky Icepick – The Jungle Book;
Red Lights – Jungle Book;
Mira Furlan i Buldozer – Garcon De Yugoslavie.

The Best of 2020 (Part 2): Flashlite #622

Best of 2020

Today we continue the list of my favorite albums in 2020. The complete top 30 list is below!


1. A Burning Bus
2. Sylvia Rose Novak - Bad Luck
3. The Whiffs - Another Whiff
4. Petrified Max - Charlie Drove North
5. Cocktails - Catastrophic Entertainment
6. David Nance - Staunch Honey
7. 2nd Grade - Hit To Hit
8. The Reflectors - First Impression
9. Low Cut Connie - Private Lives
10. Swampmeat Family Band - Muck
11. Ghost Funk Orchestra  - Song For Paul
12. Trotsky Icepick - I Haunted Myself
13. Little Albert - Swamp King
14. Emma Swift - Blonde on the Tracks
15. Aubrie Sellers - Far From Home
16. Bipolariod - Paint it Blacker
17. Honey Radar - Ruby Puff Of Dust
18. The Berries - Berryland
19. Natural Child - California Hotel
20. Saba Lou - Novum Ovum
21. Nicole Atkins - Italian Ice
22. Fred and Rose - Estado Alpha
23. Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
24. Sonic Dawn - Enter the Mirage
25. Levitation Room - Headspace
26. The Third Mind
27. All Them Witches - Nothing as the Ideal
28. x - Alphabetland
29. Fuzz - III
30. Datura4 - West Coast Highway Cosmic

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Aubrie Sellers – Troublemaker;
Emma Swift – Queen Jane Approximately;
Little Albert – Swamp King;
Trotsky Icepick – Oxygen The Destroyer;
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Modern Scene;
Swampmeat Family Band – Over Your Head;
Low Cut Connie – Let It All Hang Out Tonite;
The Reflectors – U Should Be My Girl;
2nd Grade – Boys in Heat;
David Nance – My Love, The Dark and I;
Cocktails – Oversaturated;
Petrified Max – Length of Rope;
The Whiffs – Please Come Home;
Sylvia Rose Novak – Flowers For The Fortunate;
A Burning Bus – Watch You Go;
A Burning Bus – Burnt Bridges;
A Burning Bus – I’m Coming Down;
A Burning Bus – Faith healer.

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.

Flashlite #595

Bob Dylan

Today at the lighthouse we have nothing but the heavyweight legends of rock’n’roll, all mostly with the new material. We start off with Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Bob has a new record and Neil released unpublished recordings from 1975. We also have two ex members of Green on Red with new records for each of them: Chris Cacavas and Chuck Prophet. Their buddy from the same scene, Russ Tolman, who used to be in True West also has a new single out. Their buddy from the same town, Howe Gelb, has a piano solo record and we check it out. Our good friend from Louisiana, a legendary songwriter in his own right, Damien Youth has a new band Belladonna Lovers and we check it out in this episode of the show. We close the show with the new projects from the Trotsky Icepick camp. They are extraordinarily active these days: Vitus Matare and John Rosewall have a new album as Petrified Max and John Talley Jones is with Strikeslip.

Chris Cacavas – Truth;
Neil Young – Vacancy;
Bob Dylan – Goodbye Jimmy Reed;
Bob Dylan – Standing in the Doorway;
Giant Sand – Warm Storm;
Howe Gelb – Steadfast;
Russ Tolman – The Trees Are In Love With You;
True West – You;
Green On Red – We Shall Overcome;
Chris Cacavas – We Can Dream;
Chuck Prophet – Womankind;
The Stone Roses – Sally Cinnamon;
Damien Youth – Susie Cinnamon;
Belladonna Lovers – Frankenstein Head;
Petrified Max – Snowshoe;
Strikeslip – Stuporstar;
Trotsky Icepick – Imaging Neptune.

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 #546

Team Dresch

Remember when a couple of weeks ago we announced Danny and The Doorknobs phenomenal comeback album? That band is perhaps much better known in the rock’n’roll history books as Trotsky Icepick. Only two months after the return with Juebox in LA River, Trotsky Icepick is back with an album with the moniker they are much better known for and we check it out in today’s show. Another astonishing comeback is the new single for the queercore royalties Team Dresch. Much like Trotsky Icepick, City of Cool from Australia also have a new album in a very short term. King Khan also has a new album out. Connections, a band from Columbus who had an album of the year in 2016 also had a recent new album called Foreign Affairs and we check that out today. Mark Lanegan is about to put out his new record, but as we wait for it, we hear his new tune with the guitarist of Lamb of God, Mark Morton. Cleveland Steamers have a new politically charged single and Snooze in Motion, over in Zagreb have a new fake live album called Red Wednesday.

The Dirty Mac – Yer Blues;
The King Khan Experience – Le Responsable;
Connections – Good Cop;
Connections – Oh Lisa;
Jonathan Richman – And Do No Other Thing;
The Modern Lovers – Pablo Picasso;
Phranc – Gerthurde Stein;
Team Dresch – Uncle Phranc;
Team Dresch – Your Hands My Pockets;
Trotsky Icepick – Oxygen the Destroyer;
Danny and the Doorknobs – Painting Smiles on a Dead Man;
Juliana Hatfield – Everybody Loves Me But You (Live in CLE);
Mark Morton with Mark Lanegan – Axis;
City of Cool – Heart full;
City of Cool – Finite;
Solvej Schou – America;
Cleveland Steamers – MAGA;
Snooze in Motion – I’ll Walk You Home;
The Embrooks – Human Living Vampire.

Flashlite #537

Ruby Boots

Today we start off with a track from the latest King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard album. Then we hear a new single from Ruby Boots, who collaborated with Indianola. And we hear it in live and studio version. Margaret Dollrod is back with her new band Heartthrob Chassis. In Belgrade, we check out the new music from Å ajzerbiterlemon. Also from Belgrade, we check out music from the surf trio cleverly named Threesome. Fever Feel from Canada have a new single (it’s a band that we just introduced recently. Over in Sweden, we check out The Janitors. It’s an older song, but it’s a good band that fell through the cracks for me. But the most exciting thing by far is the return album from one of my favorite 80s bands Danny And The Doorknobs. It’s a very surprising return to a band that existed shortly under that name, and is way better known as Trotsky Icepick. Their old album Poison Summer is one of the hidden 80s jewels and their new album might be even better than that. Definitely the most pleasant surprise this year and possibly the greatest return album since Mission of Burma’s ONoffON.

Poison Summer (Trotsky Icepick) – Gaslight;
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – This Thing;
Ruby Boots & Indianola – Might Be Losing My Mind;
Ruby Boots & Indianola – Might Be Losing My Mind (Live in CLE);
Demolition Doll Rods – Ghost on the Highway;
Heartthrob Chassis – Sister;
Sajzerbiterlemon – Sneg;
River City Tanlines – Stop My Heart;
The Janitors – Here They Come;
Threesome – Lull;
Sage – When The Time;
Games – When The Time;
The Dates – California Underneath the Sea;
Fever Feel – In The Palm Of Her Hand;
Danny and the Doorknobs – The Shadow;
Danny and The Doorknobs – Harmona.

Flashlite #519

Number OnesIn our year end review (part 3) we hear exceprts from some really good albums that somehow didn’t make it to our top 25 list and we also hear samples from singles, 45s and downloads that did not end up on any album. Still, we enjoyed them a lot! Next week – new stuff!

War on Women – Capture The Flag;
Mooner – Ternganga;
Beechwood – Over On Everyone;
Eamon McGrath – Chlorine;
Turisti – Nemas cemu da se nadas;
Oh Sees – Nail House Needle Boys;
All Them Witches – 1st vs. 2nd;
Faux Killas – Alliecat;
Cowbell – Neon blue;
Trotsky Icepick – World War X;
Number Ones – Long Way To Go;
Jonathan Richman – Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love;
Remedy – Fix It;
ESC Life – Fill The Void.

Flashlite #502

Lena LovelandThe biggest news for this week is that Trotsky Icepick has a new single. Actually, the tune is already a bit old, but it popped up for me only recently. The Lemon Twigs now have their new album out. Chris Butler and Ralph Carney recorded an album about odd holidays, shortly prior to Carney’s death. We also check out the new one from the Austin’s White Denim, Lena Loveland from Berlin and Codgers from Detroit. James and The Ultrasounds come from Memphis TN. And we also do a little tribute to Aretha Franklin.

The Lemon Clocks – Floating In Space;
White Denim – It Might Get Dark;
Chris Butler and Ralph Carney – Bald and Free Day;
100 Flowers – Head No Heart.ogg
Trotsky Icepick – 1000 points of light;
Trotsky Icepick – World War X;
Lana Loveland – Strange Charms;
Oh Sees – Abysmal Urn;
The Woggles – Live in CLE;
Cat Poewer – Aretha, Sing One For Me;
The Codgers – Aretha;
Aretha Franklin – Save Me;
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (TheWay I Love You);
Husker Du – Can’t See You Anymore;
James and the Ultrasounds – Sidewalk Soup;
James and the Ultrasounds – New Subtraction;
The Lemon Twigs – Queen Of My School;
Beechwood – I Found You Out.