Category Archives: The Best of 2013

Flashlite #257 – The Best Short Forms in 2013

short formsThis is the third instalment of our “best of 2013″ lists. Today we cover the best short forms, and here we count the best 7” singles, eps, mini LPs and so on. Our list is in no particular order today, we just spin some cool short forms.

Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Money Talks;
Turf War – Pay My Dues;
The Cry – T.C.P.;
The Connection – Crawling from the Wreckage of a Saturday Night ;
Varsity Drag – Let’s Electrify;
Eamon McGrath – Uninvited Guest;
Grant Hart – Is The Sky The Limit;
The dB’s – pH Factor;
The Replacements – Busted Up;
Sweet Apple (feat. Mark Lanegan) – Wish You Could Stay;
Dead Milkmen – Mary Ann Cotton (The Poisoner’s Song);
Motel Mirrors – Your Tender Loving Care;
Shannon McNally – String of Hearts;
English Singles – Bitter End;
Iris and the Deadly Flowers – Have love will travel;
Bassholes – 21st Century Hobo Blues;
Natural Child – CRS Blues.

Flashlite #256 – The Best Ressiues and Compilations in 2013

ShoesToday we review my favorite reissues and various artists compilation records in the past season. This year was particularly interesting because more and more reissues also come out on vinyl, often with extra material. Compilations are also cool, tributes are always interesting, new and old materials equally. I always value carefully crafted compilations from which you can learn new things.

Here’s the list of my favorite various artists compilations last year:
Garage Swim Compilation
The Records: Tribute Starry Eyed
New Centre of the Universe Vol 2
Skrang! Sounds Like Bobby Sutliff
Feeling High: The Psychedelic Sound of Memphis
Under The Covers Vol 2 – A Tribute To The Nerves
Mojo Presents Heavy Nuggets vol 2

And here’s the list of my favorite reissues:
Shoes ‎- One In Versailles
Shoes – Bazooka
Tav Falco – Lore And Testament Vol 2
Roky Erickson ‎- Don’t Slander Me
Roky Erickson ‎- The Evil One
Lemonheads – Hate Your Friends
Lemonheads – Creator
Lemonheads – Lick
R. Stevie Moore – Delicate Tension
Rainer and Das Combo – Barefoot Rocking;

I forgot to include Tav Falco in the playlist today, but I’ll make it up next week.


Roky Erickson – Haunt;
Roky Erickson – Two Headed Dog;
Lemonheads – So I Fucked Up;
Lemonheads – Mod Lang;
R. Stevie Moore – Oh Pat;
Shoes – Kristine;
Shoes – Love Took A Turn;
Rainer and Das Combo – Away;
Jerusalem – Frustration ;
The Changin’ Tymes – Blue Music Box;
Donovan’s Brain – Hearts in Her Eyes;
Russ Tolman – The Devil And The Sea;
Hunx and His Punx – When U Find Out;
The Stevens – Elpho Beach;
Mikal Cronin – Better Man;
OBN Ills – A Good Lover.

Flashlite #255 – The Best Albums in 2013

GamesAs usual, at the end of the year, we bring you the list of the best albums played here at The Little Lighthouse in the past season. I think this was an interesting year. Debutant band Games tops the list with a catchy selection of hits. The ghost of Jim Dickinson rules the list this year with several bands paying tributes to him. Memphis is the most frequent city on the list, remaining the capital of rock’n’roll still after all these years.

01 Games (Hozac)
02 The Trashed Romeos – Where Dreamers Never Go (Trashy Creatures/Burger)
03 King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Eyes Like The Sky (Flightless)
04 The Oblivians – Desperation (In The Red)
05 Chris Cacavas – Love’s Been Re-Discontinued (Cactus Head)
06 The Fuzz (Munster)
07 The Bevis Frond – White Numbers (Woronzow)
08 Michael Tarbox – Works And Days (self)
09 The Sadies – Internal Sounds (Yep Roc)
09 Meat Puppets – Rat Farm (Megaforce)
10 Mikal Cronin – II (Merge)
11 Low Cut Connie – Call Me Sylvia (Side One Dummy)
12 The Dirtbombs – Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey! (In the Red)
13 North Mississippi All-Stars – World Boogie Is Coming (Songs of the South)
14 Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog – Your Turn (Northern Spy)
15 Bad Sports – Bras (Dirtnap)
16 Howe Gelb – The Coincidentalist (New West)
17 Jim Keays – Dirty, Dirty (Shock Entertainment)
18 Willie Nile – American Ride (Loud & Proud)
19 Jimbo Mathus And the Tri-State Coalition – White Buffalo (Fat Possum)
20 Left Lane Cruiser – Rock Them Back to Hell (Alive)
21 Barrence Whitfield – Dig Thy Savage Soul
22 Stan McMahon – La Di Da
23 Fuzz (Ty Segall)
24 The Len Price 3 – Nobody Knows
25 Miss Chain And The Broken Heels – The Dawn

Miss Chain And The Broken Heels – It’s Gone;
The Len Price 3 – My Grandad Jim;
Fuzz – Raise;
Stan McMahon – Let It Go;
Barrence Whitfield And The Savages – Hey Hey Little Girl;
Left Lane Cruiser – Juice to Get Loose;
Jimbo Mathus And The Tri-State Coalition – Fake Hex;
Willie Nile – Say Hey;
Jim Keays – Come See Me ( I’m Your Man );
Howe Gelb – Unforgivable;
Bad Sports – Eddie Bender;
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog – Special Snowflake;
North Mississippi Allstars – Rollin ‘n Tumblin;
The Dirtbombs – Sugar On Top;
Low Cut Connie – Don’t Cry Baby Blue;
Mikal Cronin – I’m Done Running From You;
Meat Puppets – River Rose;
The Sadies – Leave This World Behind;
Michael Tarbox – Capricorn;
The Bevis Frond – For Pat (On the Chaise Longue Dreaming);
The Fuzz – Air;
Chis Cacavas – On the Floor;
Oblivians – Pinball King;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Eyes Like The Sky;
Trashed Romeos – The Grass Is Never Greener;
Games – It’s Just Impossible;
Games – When The Time.