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Flashlite #346

Rebel KindToday we bring you some new sounds from Keith Richards. Thurston Moore Band too – they had a gig in Cleveland where they played their new song Turn On for the first time. Dead Moon and Faces dig into the back-catalog. Dead Moon with a live recording from their 1993 show in Satyricon and Faces reissue all their studio albums in a box set with a few unreleased out-takes. We also introduce some new bands: The Jackets from Switzerland and Delaney Davidson from New Zealand but also via Switzerland (he was in Dead Brothers). Rebel Kind are three ladies from Michigan with a cool record entitled Today.

Moody Blues – Cities;
OBN IIIs – Standing;
The Jackets – Don’t Turn Yourself In;
Zerodent – You;
Keith Richards – Blues In The Morning;
Faces – Behind The Sun;
Andy Gabbard – LYSM;
Thurston Moore Band – Turn On (new song Live in CLE);
Rebel Kind – Sha La La;
Delaney Davidson – Something’s Wrong;
Fonija – Patokaz;
Scott Reynolds – Cyclops;
Bee Houston – Break Away (Blues Alphabet);
Dead Moon – Echoes to You;
Restless Hearts – Why.

Flashlite #305

Ian McLaganDecember 2 and December 3 of 2014 were two devastating days for rock’n’roll. We lost two true greats, Bobby Keys and Ian McLagan. McLagan started in Small Faces, continued with Faces had some amazing solo records, toured with his Bump Band. Bobby Keys played saxophone and greatly contributed to the golden period of The Rolling Stones – their Sticky Fingers and Exile of Main Street. Ian and Bobby crossed paths several times, on Faces, Ian’s solo records and the most recently actually in Cleveland – for the Rolling Stones tribute organized by the rock hall. This show is dedicated to the two of them. Their sounds are part of the very fabric of rock’n’roll. Thanks comrades!

The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar;
Faces – Had Me a Real Good Time;
Faces – Bad n Ruin;
Faces – Three Button Hand Me Down;
The Rolling Stones – Happy;
The Rolling Stones – Live With Me;
Keith Richards – Whip It Up;
The Rolling Stones – Bitch;
Ian McLagan – Not Runnin Away;
Ian McLagan – Little Troublemaker;
The Rolling Stones – Miss You (Mel Collins);
Small Faces – Long Agos and Worlds Apart;
Small Faces – Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire;
Warren Zevon – Join Me In L.A.;
The Rolling Stones – Rip This Joint;
Bobby Keys ft Chuck D – Can’t You Hear Me Knocking;
Ian McLagan – Beast of Burden;
Ian McLagan – Never Say Never;
Paul Westerberg – Silver Naked Ladies;
Ian McLagan and The Bump Band – Love Letter.

Flashlite #279

Erotic Biljan and His HereticsNew stuff from the garage rock scene comes from Zagreb, Croatia and Australia. We have Erotic Biljan and His Heretics reunited with an amazing new single that promises to reestablish this band as the leader on the ex-Yugoslav scene. Volcanics come from Perth and Terrible Truths come from Adelaide. We also check out the new indie rockers Gold-Bears. The Auteurs was a new wave band over in London. Luke Haines who was with them is back with a solo record dedicated to the New York City. John Nemeth is another new name for us. He hails from Boise ID and belts out a sound characteristic to the black Memphis scene. Ghost come from Sweden. They are a quite an attraction over in their home land. They scored a good hit last year with a Roky Erickson cover. And finally, Ian McLagan, truly legendary keyboardist of Faces and Small Faces is back with his Bump Band over in Austin TX with the new single.

Faces – Rear Wheel Skid;
Gold-Bears – From Tallahassee To Gainesville;
Cheap Girls – Second Floor;
Lotion – Sandra;
Jim Carroll – It’s Too Late;
Luke Haines – Jim Carroll;
Dreamsalon – New Aesthetic;
Ian McLagan And The Bump Band – Love Letter;
John Nemeth – If It Ain’t Broke;
James Cotton and Willie Nix – Baker Shop Boogie (Blues Alphabet);
Erotic Biljan and His Heretics – Frenzy;
The Volcanics – Tell Me What You Want;
The Chamber Strings – Dead Man’s Poise (Live in CLE);
Roky Erickson & The Aliens – If You Have Ghosts;
Ghost – If You Have Ghosts;
Terrible Truths – Diamond.

Flashlite #33

Julie OceanDo you remember Velocity Girl, a 90s grungy power pop that had its day on Sub Pop? Well, it turns out the drummer of that band Jim Spellman has a No 1 Song now. At least, that’s the title and the feel of that song, as we know charts don’t matter these days. And Spellman’s new band is called Julie Ocean, named after an Undertones tune (he switch over to the front with his guitar and microphone). This show also brings two new names to the Lighthouse – Bellafea and the Wood Brothers. Bellafea comes from Chapel Hill, NC and delivers an angular guitar tone with great female vocals. The Wood Brothers is that dude from Medeski Martin and Wood on bass and his brother on guitar. Now, if you listen to this show regularly, you probably know I can’t stand the MMW trio, but the Wood Brothers pleasantly surprised me. In other news, looks like The Faces had a session where they decided to reunite for a world tour and a new record. Ian McLagan reports on his page that this is very likely to happen. He also had a nice album earlier this year that went a bit under the radar and I saw his excellent performance in Chicago this summer, so we check out that new album called Never Say Never.

Mick Farren – I Want a Drink;
Kamo Sutra – FreeZderi;
Trotsky Icepick – Say Goodnight;
Velvet Elvis – Back It Up;
The Undertones – Julie Ocean;
Julie Ocean – No 1 Song;
Velocity Girl – Sorry Again;
Faces – Flying;
Ian McLagan – My Irish Rose;
Wood Brothers – Glad;
Wood Brothers – Make Me Down A Pallet On Your Floor;
Uzi – Collection;
All The Saints – Regal Regalia;
Bellafea – Bones to Pick;
Husker Du – Somewhere;
Robert Gordon – Someday Someway;
Jason And The Scorchers – Harvest Moon.

March 20, 2008

SalvationWe have two bands with exciting new albums for the first time in The Little Lighthouse: Thee Oh Sees and The Intelligence. Another thing that ties the two bands together is also the song Block of Ice, which appears on both LPs. We also have Slavic Soul Party for the first time in our show with a cover of Toussaint’s Occapella fusing the Gypsy brass sound with New Orleans, which is something I always wanted to hear. Also, while we’re waiting for the new Ian McLagan’s album, we check out three different versions of the Faces standard Glad and Sorry.

Blondie – Dreaming;
Cobra Verde – Don’t Burden Me With Dreams;
Willie Nile – She’s So Cold;
Iron City Houserockers – I Can’t Take It;
Golden Smog – Glad & Sorry;
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band – Glad and sorry;
Billy Bragg – Glad & Sorry;
Thee Oh Sees – Block of Ice;
The Intelligence – Block of Ice;
Blossom Toes – Peace Loving Man;
Salvation – Think Twice;
Salvation – GI Joe;
Michal Kahan – Baby Escapo;
Lee Dorsey – Occapella;
Slavic Soul Party – Occapella (Have a Beer);
Bluto’s Revenge – Good Friday.