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Flashlite #710

Ghost Funk Orchestra

Today we check out new music from Mo Troper from Portland OR, Ghost Funk Orchestra from NYC and Goat from Sweden. David Nance released a cover of Motorhead’s album Bomber. Daniel Romano has a new single with Ancient Shapes. Natalie Sweet and Brad Marino joined forces for some new tunes. Fernando Perdomo and Nick Berrling also joined forces into a new project called Life Boat. John Larson, who used to be with Marlowes, joined forces with The Silver Fields and we check out their new tunes. Show is dedicated to Shawn Cripps who used to be active with Limes in Memphis. He passed away recently.

Bram – Girl Of My Dreams;
Mo Troper – I’m The King of Rock ‘n Roll;
John Larson And The Silver Fields – Mile A Minute;
The Marlowes – If You Wouldn’t Mind;
Warm Soda – Young Reckless Hearts;
The Speedways – A Drop In The Ocean;
Life Boat – All For Leyna;
Natalie Sweet & Brad Marino – Second Time;
L.A. Mood – Happy Boy;
3rd Secret – Right Stuff;
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Scatter;
Goat – Under No Nation;
Dream Machine – Prisoner of His Mind;
Crossword Smiles – The Girl with a Penchant for Yellow;
Ancient Shapes – Bird With an Iron Head;
David Nance – Secret Fox;
The Berries – Exceptional Fabric;
Harlan T. Bobo – Rachel’s Arm;
Limes – Under My Head;
Limes – Bottom Of The Hole;
Blue Ash – Smash My Guitar.

15. Limes – Rhinestone River

Limes - Rhinestone RiverLimes are the best hiden secret of Memphis rock’n’roll scene. Brain child of Shawn Cripps, that also contained Harlan T Bobo and Jack Oblivian in the line up at one point, they have been around for 10 years now. But, if we don’t count their Internet and Australian only album Tarantula from 2005, Rhinestone River that came out on Goner this year. Dirty, muddy, lazy sound that rolls out of this record keeps in touch with the best timeless tratidions of this music that we love to call rock’n’roll. This is an album that Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Charlie Watts could have recorded on a hazy, stoned night, while Jagger and Wyman are absents, chasing girls somewhere.

Flashlite #94

Eamon McGrathHere we are again after a summer long hiatus. Students are back to school, cold days are here and hot rock’n’roll selections too. This show is filled with some of the most exciting music that came out while we were gone. We have Eamon McGrath from Canada for the first time in our show. Interesting character who recorded tons of music alone in his bedroom for years until last year when his album 13 Songs of Whiskey and Light broke out internationally. Eamon is unusually talented songwriter that has a great future. We hope that his new album Peace Maker is just as good as 13 Songs. Another new songwriting name in today’s show is Pat Hull. He also wrote a number of songs back in his old hometown of Chico in California, until he moved to New York City recently. He has a new album called Fable Names. Spampinato brothers, Joey of NRBQ and Johnny of The Incredible Casuals recorded a new solo album called Pie In The Sky together with another Incredible Casual Aaron Spade. They are touring USA and keep your eye on the events in your town. Their shows are outstanding. Endless Boogie, blues gods from Brooklyn are also here with a new album Full House Head. Limes, Memphis band fronted by Shawn Cripps is also back with the new album Rhinestone River, which comes a few years after their Internet-only album Tarantula, which we loved five years ago. We love the new one too. One of the most exciting album this summer was the new album for Peter Case, who teamed with DJ Bonebreak from X to record Wig!. Case reinvented himself as a hot rocking bluesman and it totally works. Come tune in next week after you hear this one and don’t forget our bonuses!

NRBQ – I Want You Bad;
The Incredible Casuals – College Girls;
The Spampinato Brothers – I Say Good Day Goodnight;
Aaron Spade – Selfish;
Eamon McGrath – Big River;
Eamon McGrath – Cold Alberta Nights;
Pat Hull – The Builder (live at The International Folk Bazaar);
Pat Hull – The Builder;
Tav Falco – Sympathy for Mata Hari;
Endless Boogie – Gimme the Awesome;
Endless Boogie – Tarmac City;
Limes – Do You Mind;
Limes – Merrilly;
Peter Case – Old Blue Car;
Peter Case – New Old Blue Car;
Ronnie Spector – Try Some Buy Some.