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Flashlite #254

Matthew Sweet and Susanna HoffsToday we have a relatively random playlist consisting of some of the most interesting cover songs in the past year or so. The only truly new record this time is Under The Covers Vol 3 by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. This time they covered the 80s and we hear their version of the XTC song Towers of London. We also check out Replacements and Arbouretum, each with a Gordon Lightfoot tune, Dan Sarka covers The Records and Steve Wynn covers Townes Van Zandt. We recorded Dax Riggs in Kent with a cover of a Billie Holiday tune and we also check out Carla Olson and Juice Newton belt out a Foster and Lloyd tune and The Walkabouts in Boss’ shoes.

Gordon Lightfoot – I’m Not Sayin’;
The Replacements – I’m Not Sayin’;
Arbouretum – Carefree Highway;
Chris Stamey – If Memory Serves;
Matthew Sweet And Susanna Hoffs – Towers of London;
XTC – Towers of London;
The Records – Starry Eyes;
Dan Sarka and the Sometimes Why – Starry Eyes;
Steve Earle – Lungs;
Townes Van Zandt – Lungs;
Steve Wynn – Lungs;
Dax Riggs – Gloomy Sunday (Live in Kent);
Carla Olson – You Can Come Crying to Me (With Juice Newton);
Walkabouts – Grand Theft Auto/State Trooper.

Flashlite #136

Bill MorrisseyThe first time I heard of Bill Morrissey was on a very interesting compilation record called Legacy: A Collection of New Folk Music. It included 15 singer songwriters that were all new to me in 1989. It was a new, original take on old folk theme, and gathered an exciting new scene that was budding at the time. Bill was definitely one of the stand-outs. He was based out of New Hampshire and he had several excellent solo records. Check them out especially if you are a fan of Townes Van Zandt or Butch Hancock. But, unfortunately, Bill Morrissey died in a hotel room somewhere in Georgia four days ago and in this show we say goodbye to him. We also have a new song for Detroit Cobras which appeared on the new Buddy Holly tribute. Masonics are a new name at the Lighthouse and they come from London UK. Finally, Disciplina Kicme is also back with a brand new album Uf! and it once again rocks my world.

Bill Morrissey – Ice Fishing;
Gem – Only A Loan;
Gem – I Am a Tree;
Detroit Cobras – Heartbeat;
Masonics – Put The Knife Down;
Fank i lastis Crnog Zuba (Excerpt);
Disciplina Kicme – Drustvena mreza;
Willy Deville – Savoir Faire;
The Clash – I Fought The Law;
Nick Curran and Phil Alvin – Flyin’ Blind;
Dave and Phil Alvin – What’s Up With Your Brother;
The Kinks – Death Of A Clown;
REM – Cuyahoga;
Bill Morrissey – Handsome Molly;
Bill Morrissey – Hang Me, Oh Hang Me.

Flashlite #47

Mama RosinToday we bring you two European bands with appreciation for the American sound. Mama Rosin come from Switzerland and play Cajun music. Waistcoats are from Netherlands and they put out one of the strongest garage rock eps this year. Stateside, Neil Young is back with new album Fork In The Road. Steve Earle has a Townes Van Zandt cover album and Mission of Burma has a live ep distributed online.

John Martyn – Root Love;
Mission Of Burma – Academy Fight Song;
Waistcoats – Take That You Bastards;
Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Outside The Lines;
Neil Young – Johnny Magic;
Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night;
Townes Van Zandt – Where I Lead Me;
Steve Earle – Where I Lead Me;
Mama Rosin – J’Vas Mon Chemin;
Rufus Jagneaux – Opelousas Sostan;
The Resentments – Struttin’ Yer Stuff;
Neko Case – I’m An Animal;
Don Nix – Goin’ Down;
Jeff Beck Group – Going Down;
Autosalvage – The Great Brain Robbery.