Murky experimental downer of a show today, but still, great new music from Meatbodies in LA, Goat in Sweden, Strange Attractor in Canada, Wanderlust from Nashville, Shivas from Portland, City of Cool from Australia and the legendary Hawkwind! Also we check out new tunes from Kurt Vile, Iggy Pop and Matt Sweeney that came out on the new Velvet Underground tribute.
Electric Light Orchestra – Fire on High;
Meatbodies – Reach For The Sunn;
Goat – Queen of the Underground;
Hawkwind – Unsomnia;
Strange Attractor – Temenos;
Weird Omen – (I Will Write You) Poetry;
Wanderlust – All A View;
Kurt Vile – Run Run Run;
Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney – European Son;
The Shivas – You Wanna Be My Man;
City of Cool – Inside the work Outside the work.
Today we have a Velvet Underground tour de force. Death of Samantha play a cover of Rock And Roll in our Live in Cleveland segment, Danny And The Darlean’s play a pre-Velvet Lou Reed tune You’re Driving Me Insane. Also Natural Child participated in the Burger Records tribute to White Light White Heat. That album also saw a deluxe reissue with a lot of previously unreleased material, so we check out one of the songs. Talking about Natural Child, they also have a new record Dancing With The Wolves, which is about to come out. Other good new stuff come from The Cry!. We also check out The Moldes from Peru.
Today’s show is dedicated to a wonderful singer-songwriter and a poet from Ljubljana, TomaÅ¾ Pengov who recorded some of the greatest music in the former Yugoslavia. He passed away last week in the age of 64. His music influenced yours truly in many different ways.
Boykot Fur – Sister Ray;
The Cry – Seventeen;
King Tuff – Kind of Guy;
Canned Heat – Evil woman (Blues Alphabet);
Natural Child – Saturday Night Blues;
Natural Child – White Light White Heat;
Danny And The Darleans – You’re Driving Me Insane;
The Velvet Underground – I’m Not a Young Man Anymore;
Death of Samantha – Rock and Roll (Live In Cleveland);
The Moldes – Tres Malade;
Steve Wynn – She Came;
Kim Simpson – Prisla je;
TomaÅ¾ Pengov – Danaja;
TomaÅ¾ Pengov in Mladi Levi – Oda Ireni;
Phil Angotti – My Life And Rhymes.
As the google search indicates, Australian four Luke, David, Jess and Alex are among several bands that named their band Mona Lisa Overdrive after William Gibson’s novel. In todays alienating world, many readers seem to find a shelter in cyber-reality and super-powers of Matrix that in Gibson’s novels has god-like powers. So you’d expect some futuro-escapist crap from these guys… Contrary, Mona Lisa Overdrive echoes White Light White Heat era Velvet Underground and lists pretty much an alphabet of rock’n’roll on their myspace page.
The Up-tight Sessions, their impromptu EP is available over there for a free download and it contains five intense tunes to rattle your cold rock’n’roll bones. Finding a truly good band on myspace is like looking for a needle in a haystack so stumbling upon the Mona Lisa Overdrive is a real fortune.