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Flashlite #769

Juliana Hatfield

Two shows ago we had new music from the sixties bands. Today we have new music from the eighties bands! Boston was one of the big music centers at the end of the 80s with Lemonheads and Blake Babies. Two bands shared members too. They are all back! Lemonheads have a new single and it’s their first original song in many years. It’s Evan Dando’s tribute to Dan Lardner of QTY who passed away in June this year. John P. Strohm drummed in Lemonheads and in Blake Babies. Now he’s back with a brand new solo record as a singer songwriter. Juliana Hatfield made a tribute to Jeff Lynn and ELO. Fuzztones are back with a strange album of what sounds like remixes of other bands. Divine Horsemen have a second album together after Chris D and Julie Christensen reunited. Peter Case of The Nerves and Plimsouls has a new album and so does Jon Dee Graham of Austin’s Skunks. Ska legends Madness are also back. All that in today’s show.


Association – Windy
The Fuzztones – Windy with The Association
Divine Horsemen – Dirty Like An Angel
Divine Horsemen – Devil’s River
The Plimsouls – Zero Hour
Peter Case – Downtown Nowhere’s Blues
Jon Dee Graham – Where It All Went Wrong
The Skunks – Cheap Girl
QTY – Living Things
The Lemonheads – Fear Of Living
John P. Strohm – Troubleland
The Lemonheads – Clang Bang Clang
Blake Babies – Swill And The Cocaine Sluts
Juliana Hatfield – Bluebird Is Dead
Madness – Beginners 101
Madness – Mad Not Mad
Electric Light Orchestra – Bluebird is dead
The Fuzztones – We’re Pretty Quick

Flashlite #694

Jillian Raye of 3rd Secret

Today we start off with the 80s garage and college circuit legends Fuzztones who have a new album. Then we check out 3rd Secret, which is really a collaboration between Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Jillian Raye who already collaborated on two albums as Giants In The Trees. From London, we check out Japanese Television and from Japan we check out Dhidalah. Satellites is a very interesting concept from Israel that pays a homage to the great Anatolian rock music from the 70s. Helicon from Glasgow are back with the new EP and we also check out a new track from Clara Engel over in Toronto.

The Fuzztones – Nine Month Later;
The Fuzztones – Marble Hall;
3rd Secret – I Choose Me;
Giants In The Trees – System Slave;
Japanese Television – Snake Shake;
Satellites – Yagmur Yagar Tas Üstüne;
The Id – The Rake;
Baris Manco – Mozart;
Lamp of the Universe – Return as Light;
Dhidalah – Invader Summer;
Helicon – Freakquency;
Electric Eye – The Sleeping Sharks;
Strange Attractor – Gaia;
Clara Engel – Cryptid Bop.

Flashlite #365: Vinyl Junkyard 17

Midnight RecordsHere we go, second Vinyl Junkyard special of The Little Lighthouse in a row. In these special episodes I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store.

Midnight Records is a label ran in the 80s by their boss J.D. Martignon over in New York City. Even today, there is a records store under the same name, just a few blocks down from where the old headquarters were. Midnight Records released a good number of 45s and LPs in the late 80s and some of the most interesting recordings on their label were compiled on an album called Hanging Out At The Midnight Records. This album is the main topic of today’s edition of Vinyl Junkyard and more, we spiced up the playlist with some of the other releases from the rich catalog of this label.

Midnight Records promoted a return to old basic rock’n’roll especially with releases by the greatest band that was on that label The Fuzztones.

Plan 9 – Gone;
The Mighty Mofos – I Need You;
The Cavemen – Labor Day;
The Woofing Cookies – Girl Next Door;
The Woofing Cookies – In The City;
The Wind – Good News Bad News;
Absolute Grey – No Man’s Land;
The Love Pushers – Radio Girl;
The Tryfles – No;
The Tryfles – Your Lies;
Frosted Flaykes – Waste Your Time;
Plasticland – Flower Scene;
The Vipers – Never Alone;
The Cheepskates – About You;
The Kingsnakes – So Good;
The Backbones – The Rain Won’t Stop;
Howard And Tim’s Paid Vacation – That Won’t Make You Leave Me;
The Mighty Mofos – Stranded;
The Outta Place – We’re Outta Place;
The Fuzztones – The Witch;
The Fuzztones – Bad News Travels Fast.

Flashlite #117

Bob and SuzeToday’s show is dedicated to Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan’s muse from the early days. He wrote some his most beautiful love songs about her. One of his most bitter songs Ballad in Plain D is about his breakup with her. She passed away on February 25th this year. We also have the new music from the New York garage rockers The Fuzztones and London singer songwriter John Bisset. Grant Hart has a new rarities compilation and Strage Boys have a fun single dedicated to the American radio dial.

Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right;
Beau Brummels – One Too Many Mornings;
The Fuzztones – We’re Pretty Quick;
The Fuzztones – Between The Lines;
The Music Machine – Double Yellow Line;
The Strange Boys – American Radio;
Buffalo Tom – Guilty Girls;
Buffalo Tom – Directive;
Marrianne Dissard – Merci De Rien Du Tout & Flashback;
John Bisset – Over And Over;
Laura Cantrell – Pile of Woe;
George Usher – Not The Tremblin’ Kind;
Gran Hart – Masters Of War;
Bob Dylan – Ballad in Plain D;
The Association – One Too Many Mornings.