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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.