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Flashlite #699

La Luz

Today we start with the new tune from LA band Berries. We check out a couple of more California artists. Tony Molina, for instance, who just announced his new album. Petrified Max, with LA punk legends Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall is back with their third album Everything’s Beautiful Now which sounds flawless. La Luz from Seattle have two new releases, a new single and a new instrumental album. From Australia, we check out L.A. Mood. Over in Helsinki, Finland, we check out Black Lizard. In Boston, we introduce The Gypsy Moths and in Chicago, we introduce Dedh.

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The Berries – Heavy Rain;
The Berries – Prime;
Black Lizard – Trouble Ahead;
Trotsky Icepick – Love Song With Migraine;
Petrified Max – Three Times Gone;
Petrified Max – Formerly Mr. Softy;
L.A. Mood – Catch the Sun;
Replacements – Unsatisfied;
So Gung Ho – Unresolved;
Best Bets – Whataworld;
Tony Molina – The Last Time;
The Gypsy Moths – The Continuing Story Of Arthur Duffy;
The Junior League – Library Bar;
Chris Cacavas – On My Back;
Guided By Voices – Alex Bell;
Dehd – Bad Love;
La Luz – San Fernando Shadow Blues;
La Luz – Spider House;
Evie Sands – Don’t Look Back, Don’t Look Down.

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.

Flashlite #607

Warfrat

        Friction, rust, salt air, lust
        Passion in its final heat
        Real life with its final cheat
        California’s falling falling…
                …into the ocean

        100 Flowers, 1983

We have a very special show today. Vitus Matare of Warfrat Grammophon sent us a new compilation record entitled Son of Warfrat Tales, Last Notes From Pompeii. The original release was scheduled for 1990 and it was intended to be a souvenir for the bands that hung out at Lyceum Recordrs in California. Vitus put together this comp to help raise money for the rent at Lyceum, but only a few cassettes were copied back in 1990. 30 years later, 300 copies of a CD were printed, so I guess it’s still a bit of a souvenir! But it’s really great to hear this album. We use it as a guide to remind ourselves of some other truly important compilation records that defined the 80s underground and they are very much related to Son of Warfrat Tales. Original Warfrat Tales from 1983 is an obvious one to refer to. This album introduced to the world a stunning list of Los Angeles bands that in many ways shaped the 80s rock scene. Another related compilation that we’re going back to in this show is Keats Rides A Harley and the Happy Squid Sampler both from 1981 that predate Warfrat Tales. These were organized by the members of Urinals. All these, augmented with great extra material, are available on the secondary market as CDs (although maybe not so easily). Since Son of Warfrat Tales contains slightly newer bands, we also refer to the legendary Radio Tokyo Tapes organized by Ethan James (criminally, still not reissued…) And finally, Vitus says don’t forget Hell Comes to Your House (Bemisbrain 1981)… no we won’t! Finally, big thanks to Vitus for sending us this new, ultra rare disc!

The Last – Try To Rise;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Wooden legs With Real Feet;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Melody
100 Flowers – Reject Yourself;
100 Flowers – From The Fire;
Trotsky Icepick – Yolanda Won’t You Give Me A Job;
Leaving Trains – Jalama;
Leaving Trains – Leaving Train;
Leaving Trains – Virginia City;
Leaving Trains – Creeping Coastlines Of Light;
The Ringling Sisters – 56 Reasons To Go Downtown;
Devil Squares – Red And Blue;
Question – Head On Straight;
Question – Brand New World;
Question – Shall Be Love;
Carmaig De Forest – Blank Verses;
Carmaig De Forest’s Deathgrooveparty – One More Time;
Chainsaw Pop – It Doesn’t Get Any Better;
Action Now – I Want You;
Human Hands – Hypnotica;
Human Hands – Jimmy Loop;
The Dream Syndicate – Lucky;
House of Freaks – Barn Burning;
The Last – Brand New Drug;
The Last – She Don’t Know Why I’m Here.

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.