Saturday, June 01, 2019

CJAM FM Emergency Funding Drive & Show # 777


Due to a recent change from the Ontario government, CJAM FM’s funding is in jeopardy. We have already had to eliminate one of the three jobs at the station and 70% of our annual budget is at risk. The station is holding an emergency funding drive to help raise funds for CJAM FM at this time. CJAM and other Ontario campus stations serve as a source of alternative media to the mainstream. This is not just with music that we play, but with other spoken word programming that provides a look at different issues around the country that would not be heard otherwise. We are listened to at 99.1 FM in Windsor/Detroit and streamed/downloaded online by many listeners.

This article from !earshot online provides some perspective on the impact of how this will affect CJAM FM and other campus/community stations across ontario.  If would like to show your support at this time during our emergency funding drive you can make a donation online at https://www.grouprev.com/CJAMEmergency-revrock or https://www.grouprev.com/CJAMEmergency.

Show 777 (Originally Aired On June 1st, 2019):

1. 999 - Emergency
2. Sloan - Emergency 911
3. Look Vibrant - Joshua Greets Death
4. The Courtneys - Silver Velvet
5. 5.6.7.8.'s w/Bloodshot Bill - Grease Leather & Chewing Gum
6. Skye Wallace - Stand Back
7. 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
8. Roky Erickson - I Walked with a Zombie
9. Roky Erickson - Burn The Flames
10. Golden Dawn - Starvation
11. Dead Ghosts - Roky Said
12. Dumb - Submission
13. Mystery Lights - I'm So Tired (Of Living in the City)
14. Sonny and the Sunsets - Ghost Days
15. Volunteers - Mother's Natures Blues
16. Rodriguez - Can't Get Away
17. Cate Le Bon - Magnificent Gestures
18. Lesbos Vronen - Mmmmm
19. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Real's Not Real
20. Simply Saucer - Bulletproof Nothing
21. The Briefs - Underground Dopes
22. Trophy Knife - Blue Dog
23. TEENANGER - Think About

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for June 1.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bloodshot Bill Come Get Your Love Right Now & Shows # 774, 775, 776


Released in February 2019, Come Get Your Love Right Now is the latest album by Montreal musician Bloodshot Bill. Although he has had over 35 releases on a variety of labels such as Norton Records, this album marks the first from Bloodshot Bill to be released via Goner Records. Last year saw the release of This Is It! an album featuring Bloodshot Bill and The Hick-Ups. Also in 2019, Bloodshot Bill put out a seven inch entitled My Little Muck Muck with legendary Japanese trio The 5.6.7.8.’s, a new single Temple of Boom by The Tandoori Knights (with King Khan), and a surf EP called Hang Ten with Bloodshot Bill. Come Get Your Love Right Now follows the 2017 release Guitar Boy.

The album’s opening and title track, “Come Get Your Love Right Now” channels an early Sun Records aesthetic. With its acoustic guitar, reverb filled vocals, guitar slides this song sets the mood for the rest of the songs to come. “Take Me For A Ride” is a song that is part Trashmen vocals and propelling rockabilly rhythms. “Stumble” is an instrumental with a tense, brooding rhythm section as it builds and drives forth in a Link Wray styled fashion. This track is one of several other instrumental based tracks found between the other songs on Come Get Your Love Right Now. “Driftin” a blues-based instrumental, while “Drowning” is a high energy instrumental loaded with electric guitar and tremolo.

“Don’t Say Goodbye” is more of a ballad, while it still keeps Bloodshot Bill’s love of 50’s rock and roll’s past, it also drifts into a new territory with heartfelt emotion. “Only Girl” is a more upbeat song with its acoustic guitar, stand up bass fills and cymbal crashes, the catchy rockabilly riff of “Know Myself” hits the listener on another level. While not all of Bloodshot Bill’s vocals are clearly heard due to his use of reverb, this song, like many of Bloodshot Bill’s songs puts the listener into a certain state to feel the music rather than overthink it. “Hook Me’ shuffles with an old fashioned R&B groove, while “Do What You Do” jumps and moves with an unmistakable early rock n’ roll feeling. “Just Because” slows the pace down a bit as it blends early blues, country and rockabilly.

Come Get Your Love Right Now ends with three songs. “I Don’t Mind At All” is a song that showcases 50’s rock and roll with its staccato guitar stabs, and more guitar riffs inspired by a rebellious rock n roll spirit, “One At A Time”, a mid-tempo is a track that floats with surf inspired guitar riffs while “Honey Dolling” ends the album. With its early R&B rhythms and trademark Bloodshot Bill vocals, it ends the album after 35 minutes with sixteen songs, leaving the listener with a desire for more. With a multitude of releases under his belt, this album may be one of the strongest collections of material released by Bloodshot Bill. With Come Get Your Love Right Now, Bloodshot Bill strikes a chord with a certain immediacy as it mixes a selection of ballads and up-tempo rockabilly inspired tracks. Bloodshot Bill evokes a renegade spirit with a side of sophistication as he once again taps into a primitive rock and roll feeling.


Show 776 (Originally Aired On May 25th, 2019)(3ft, Rowland S. Howard, Neu!):

1. The Damned - Neat Neat Neat
2. 3ft - Your Death
3. 3ft - Evening Song
4. Shoobies - All My Profs are on Strike (I'm So Board)
5. Shoobies - Monkey Eat Sandwich
6. Skye Wallace - Coal in your Window
7. Laps - Interlude T
8. Old Time Relijun - Crows in a Row
9. Beat Happening - Knick Knack
10. Greys - Arc Light
11. Protomartyr - Feral Cats
12. Pup - Sibling Rivalry
13. Dumb - Club Nites
14. B.A. Johnston - Your Car is a Bin
15. Rowland S. Howard - (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny
16. Julia Jacklin - Turn me Down
17. Reigning Sound - Shaw
18. The Electric Cows - Missing Flies
19. Bloodshot Bill - Don't Ever Go Away
20. The King Khan Experience - Hey Rudi
21. Rocket from the Tombs - Read It & Weep
22. Snakies - Place We Go
23. Novel - Natural
24. Neu! - Hallogallo Pt. 1
25. Neu! - Hallogallo Pt. 2
26. Pottery - The Craft
27. The Mountain Goats - Cadaver Sniffing Song
28. Ex Hex - Cosmic Cave=
29. The Posies - Fall Apart with Me
30. Sky Wallace - Body Lights the Way

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for May 25.

Show 775 (Originally Aired On May 18th, 2019)(Takeshi Terauchi, The 5.6.7.8.'s, Brave New Waves Sessions):

1. The Vondells - Go Go Gone
2. Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys - Ganroku Hanama Odori
3. Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys - Let's Go Boogaloo
4. 5.6.7.8.'s & Bloodshot Bill - My Little Muck Muck
5. 5.6.7.8.'s - Mothra
6. 5.6.7.8.'s - One Potato
7. The Tiki Tones - Man or Mancini?
8. The Ventures - Blue Moon
9. The Hives - I'm Alive
10. Kiwi Jr. - Nothing Changes
11. Royal Trux - Whopper Dave
12. Pere Ubu - Untitled
13. Pavement - Sensitive Euro Man
14. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Bennett Cerf (Live: The CBC Tapes)
15. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Hot Box Car (Live: The CBC Tapes)
16. Cub - Pretty Pictures (Brave New Wave Sessions)
17. Deep Six - I Protect Myself (Brave New Wave Sessions)
18. Jale - Emma (Brave New Wave Sessions)
19. The Nils - Bandito Calling (Brave New Wave Sessions)
20. Pursuit of Happiness - My Neighbourhood (Brave New Wave Sessions)
21. The Grapes of Wrath - See Emily Play (Brave New Wave Sessions)
22. Jr. Gone Wild - Why I Hate the Sixties (Brave New Wave Sessions)
23. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
24. Jeff Tweedy - Ten Sentences
25. Mac Demarco - Hey Cowgirl
26. John Doe - Far Away (From the North Country)
27. Johnny Cash - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
28. Johnny Cash - You Wild Colorado
29. Deer Tick - Strange, Awful Feeling
30. Lo Siento - Vestida de Rojo

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for May 18.

Show 774 (Originally Aired On May 11th, 2019)(Ty Segall Band, Pottery, Guided By Voices):

1. Ty Seagul Band - I Bought My Eyes
2. Ty Seagul Band - Slaughterhouse
3. Nobody's Children - Good Times
4. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - I Got My Mojo Working
5. Muddy Waters - Crawling King Snake
6. Howlin' Wolf - Do The Do
7. Albert King - Watermelon Man (Live)
8. Pottery - Spell
9. Pottery - Hank Williams
10. Chad Van Gaalen - It Must Be Alright
11. Vivienne Wilder & the Vice Presidents - Hey, Hey (Twin Peaks)
12. Tacocat - Little Friend
13. Kim Gray - Handful of Problems
14. Shana Cleveland - Castle Milk
15. Shana Cleveland - Night of the Worm Moon
16. Love - Alone Again Or
17. Rebel Set - All Over the World
18. The Sadies - Rat Creek
19. The Robots - Stinky Juliens
20. Snake River - 54 Candles
21. Mekons - Harar
22. Cosmonaughts - Molly on Glass
23. Diodes - Time of Your Life (1978 Demo)
24. The Demics - The Least You Can Do
25. The Kids - We Are The Prisoners
26. The Kids - The City Is Dead
27. Novel - Sign on the Line
28. Ritual Howls - Love Cuts
29. Magazine - Shot by Both Sides
30. Guided by Voices - Your Lights Out
31. Guides by Voices - Tiny Apes
32. Mike Krol - What's the Rhythm

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for May 11.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

King Khan's LTD - Stop Und Fick Dich! & Interview & Show # 771, 773


Stop Und Fick Dich! is the new album by the band Louder Than Death. LTD is fronted by King Khan. Known for his work in the garage rock duo The King Khan & BBQ Show and the soul oriented King Khan & The Shrines, King Khan orchestrates his vocals as a barrage of noise rises behind him in the form of early punk rock. The album attacks with a fuzzy primal instinct referencing bands such as Iggy & The Stooges, The Electric Eels, Destroy All Monsters, Suicide and many others. The band providing this aural landscape is made up of Looch Vibrato (guitar) and Aggy Sonora (drums) of the wild two-piece garage punk band Magnetix from Bordeaux, France and Fredovich who joins the band on bass from King Khan & The Shrines. Sean Spits is also featured as a second guitarist on several tracks.

“Chief Sleeps In The Park” unravels itself as the album’s first track with raw, unhinged fashion as the music takes hold of the listener with primitive guitar and bass in an Iggy & The Stooges style. Lyrically King Khan sings amongst the chaos with a chorus of “Holding our heads up so high/Watching the miserables pass me by” that provides an observational viewpoint on the state of the world. The title track, features a fuzzy garage journey into sexual politics, as “Erased World” switches course with a post punk edge. With lyrics such as “Tell me something stupid for a change”, “Civilizations out of style and only dust remains” and a chorus that states “Will I surrender to reanimate my soul”, King Khan sings with a dystopian slant that addresses modern times and a lack of meaning in the world that is both tongue-in-cheek and alarming.

Stop and Fick Dich! features new recordings of songs from King Khan’s back catalog. “Snot Queen”, “Scum of the Moon”, “Strange Way”, “Born In 77” and several others that were originally recorded by The Black Jaspers make up the majority of this album and are reborn here with LTD. “ABC’s In Old Berlin” also appears here with the new LTD backing section. This track first appeared on 2018’s self-titled Louder Than Death album that featured Sean & Erin of The Spits. “Long N Wavy” is sure to offend with provocative lyrics and music that borders between Keith Morris-era Black Flag and Motorhead. “No Brain No Pain” is a raunchy garage punk song that hits the listener in the gut as King Khan shouts “You still ain’t got no brain”. With a catchy chorus of “Ain’t no city gonna take away my brain/Ain’t no gonna take away my pain” the character in the song refuses accept the trappings of normal city working life, loneliness and calls out for independence. “Spicy Chicken” features dual vocals featuring King Khan and Toni Lou that venture into the abstract. In between crunchy guitars the lyrics “Spicy chicken LSD/Spicy chicken baby you and me/Spicy chicken PCP/Let’s start a happy family” soar with a Ramones spirit.

“Baby Huey” ends Stop Und Fick Dich! With its post punk sounding bass and drums and intense, cutting guitar lines, King Khan delivers sermon-like lyrics overtop the music that drives the song for over five minutes, making it the longest LTD track. Ian Svenonius (The Make-Up/Chain and The Gang) joins King Khan on vocals adding more atmosphere to this track. Lyrically the song parallels themes of destruction, vengeance, revolution and ignorance. As the song moves forward it calls for change to rise during the troubled times being described. This ends the album on a visual, yet dystopian message that descends into chaos with a raw realism that casts itself on to the modern and past world. Stop Und Fick Dich! resurrects itself with music and messages that provide no clear answers, but at the same time drapes itself in a cloak of disguised social commentary that is likely to offend and delight in every way.

Stop Und Fick Dich! is available through In The Red Records.

Check out an extended and uncensored version of my interview with King khan here:



Show 773 (Originally Aired On May 4th, 2019)(King Khan's LTD & Interview):

1. Fruit Tones - I Know Where Love Comes From
2. The Bell Peppers - Drapes N' Squares
3. Electric Cows - Trick or Treating Cycle Mama
4. Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends - Wailing Sounds
5. Guided by Voices - Dead Liquor Store
6. The Gories - Hate (Live The Shaw Tapes 1988)
7. James Brown - There Was a Time (Live)
8. Louder Than Death - Erased World
9. Louder Than Death - Spicy Chicken

KING KHAN INTERVIEW PART ONE

10. Louder Than Death - Play it Safe
11. The Spits - Eyesore City
12. The King Khan Experience - Hammer Ich Vermisse Dich
13. The King Khan Experience - Knock Me Off My Feet

KING KHAN INTERVIEW PART TWO

14. King Khan - Never Hold On
15. Fried Egg - Why Bother
16. Bad Hoo - Skim Milk Twist
17. Los Straightjackets - Ashokan Farewell
18. Rock Lake - No Idea
19. Wilco - Burned
20. Old Time Relijun - Dragon Juice
21. Protomartyr - In My Sphere
22. Bob Dylan - Obviously Five Believers

Download/stream this episode here.

Show 771 (Originally Aired April 20th, 2019)(Pixies, Ramones, CBC Radio 3 Sessions):

1. Pere Ubu - Life Stinks
2. Fire Engines - Big Gold Dream
3. Ariel Pink - Goth Bomb
4. Ty Segall & Freedom Band - They Told Me Too (Live)
5. Pixies - Debaser
6. Pixies - Gouge Away
7. The Jackets - Queen of the Pill
8. Ramones - You Should Never Have Opened That Door (Demo)
9. The Electric Cows - Shattered Glass
10. Parquet Courts - Yr No Stoner
11. A. Savage - Eyeballs
12. Sloan - Losing California (CBC Radio 3 Session)
13. The New Pornographers - The Fake Headlines (CBC Radio 3 Session)
14. The Organ - A Sudden Death (CBC Radio 3 Session)
15. The Sadies - I Tried Not To (CBC Radio 3 Session)
16. Women - Locust Valley (CBC Radio 3 Session)
17. Women - Shaking Hand (CBC Radio 3 Session)
18. Scott Walker - The Old Man's Back Again
19. Snake River - A Clean Stone
20. Neil Young - Devil’s Sidewalk
21. The King Khan Experience - Turkey Ride
22. James Brown - Forever Suffering
23. Deerhunter - Futurism
24. Kiwi Jr. - Gimmie More
25. Julia Jackson - Pressure to Party
26. Lo Siento - Sumergida
27. Crones - Disembodied
28. Television - See No Evil (Alternate Version)

Download/stream this episode here.

Show 772 was a repeat of an all horror themed surf episode which originally aired in February 2019. You can download/stream that episode here and view the playlist here.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

I.R.S. Records & Shows # 768, 769, 770


I.R.S. Records released music by some of the most influential and popular indie, alternative and new wave/punk artists in the 1980s. This American record label established a presence for many artists from the burgeoning UK punk and new wave music scenes through the US and Canada. They also released music by new US underground artists during this time period. The label had its beginnings in 1977 with a label called Illegal Records. At the time Miles Copeland III was managing The Police. This band also featured Stewart Copeland, Miles brother. The label was formed to release The Police’s first single “Fallout”. It was his connection with the Police and the success of their 1979 single “Roxanne” which helped to jumpstart I.R.S. Records. Copeland optioned this single to A&M Records who would help with distribution, while he would market, promote and arrange tour a tour for the band. The Police signed to A&M shortly after this. Along with the Frontier Booking International (F.B.I.) agency, run by Ian Copeland, the first tour of The Police was launched in the US. This highly publicized tour featured Ian driving the band around in the van while on tour, shared hotel rooms and no roadies. Several of the band’s early touring US adventures were covered in Sting’s 2003 memoir, Broken Music.

Later on in 1979, Copeland along with Jay Boberg and Carl Grasso formed the International Record Syndicate, also known as I.R.S. Records. With offices in Hollywood, New York and London, I.R.S. Records also had several subsidiary labels for different markets. The label specialized in music that was different from the mainstream and often took chances with the music on their roster. Miles Copeland stated in an article in the Los Angeles Times in 1988: "Most labels wouldn't touch this kind of artist. But what these artists have to say may be interesting, different and experimental. They deserve an outlet too. I give the acts all the artistic freedom they want as long as they come through for me--which means balancing their art with financial responsibility."

I.R.S. released influential college rock band R.E.M.’s first five full-length albums, not counting singles, compilation albums and their first EP, Chronic Town. Other music released by this label includes The Go-Go’s first three albums, albums by Oingo Boingo, The English Beat, Fine Young Cannibals, General Public, Concrete Blonde, Black Sabbath and The Alarm. Buzzcocks first US album, Singles Going Steady which compiled the band’s early singles and B-sides, was also put out by the label. I.R.S. Records also put out albums by The Cramps, The Bangles and many others. In addition to all of this from 1983 to 1987, they had a monthly program on MTV, which was still in its early stages at the time. Their program was called I.R.S. Records: The Cutting Edge. It featured artists from the labels roster and performances from bands coupled with interviews sometimes in clubs, recording studios or homes. Hosted primarily by Peter Zaremba of The Fleshtones (another artist associated with I.R.S. Records), the program would later evolve into the MTV program 120 Minutes. Several of these performances from The Cutting Edge can be seen on YouTube or through the now out of print DVD I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge.

In 1985, I.R.S. Records changed its distribution outlet for arts from A&M Records to MCA and in 1990 to EMI until 1996. In 1996, I.R.S. Records released All Set by Buzzcocks. It would be their last release. The label has been revived a few times. Miles Copeland formed Ark 21 Records shortly after 1996. I.R.S. Records and all its affiliates took chances to release music that was different from the norm. They offered artists on its roster a package that included management, booking, recording and music publishing that may have otherwise not have had an outlet for their music at all.

Videos From The Cutting Edge:








Show 770 Playlist (Originally Aired On April 13th, 2019)(Scott Walker's Untitled Trilogy, The Hives, Pylon:)


1. Trophy Knife - Under Warmer Light
2. Blacktop - Confusion
3. PUP - Kids
4. Snakies - Backpack
5. Pottery - The Craft
6. Walker Brothers - Shut Out
7. Scott Walker - Track Three
8. Scott Walker - Tilt
9. Scott Walker - Cossacks Are
10. Scott Walker - See You Don't Bump His Head
11. Andreas - Loon
12. The Hives - Blood Red Moon
13. Tom Waits - Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
14. Bloodshot Bill - Hook Me
15. Tandoori Knights - Temple of Boom
16. Sonic Youth - Silver Rocket
17. Blessed - Pill
18. Priests - The Seduction of Kansas
19. The Shiverettes - Very Cool Dude
20. Protruders - Hydrophytol
21. Butchers - Apex Predator
22. White Lung - Vegas
23. Chain & The Gang - Come Over
24. School Damage - Two Friends
25. The Pink Noise - Girl with the Golden Skin
26. The Black Angels - She's Not There
27. Pylon - Yo-Yo

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for April 13.

Show 769 Playlist (Originally Aired On April 6, 2019)(I.R.S. Records, The Dirtbombs, The Idols):

1. The Fleshtones - Cold, Cold Shoes
2. Brian James - Ain't That A Shame
3. Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
4. Protruders - No Stone
5. Blesssed - Thought
6. The Courtneys - 90210
7. John Doe & The Sadies - Are The Good Times Really Over For Good?
8. The Sadies - Coming Back
9. The Cramps - Uranium Rock
10. SpaceSlave - Admired
11. R.E.M. - West of the Fields
12. R.E.M. - Little America
13. West Ends - Strangers
14. The Ding-Dongs - Phantom On The Hill
15. Les Sexarennos - Let's Go
16. The Gories - I'll Go
17. The Dirtbombs - Words That Hurt
18. The Dirtbombs - I'll Be In Trouble
19. B.A. Johnston - I Miss 90s Hash
20. The Idols - Girl That I Love
21. The Idols - Bigger Splash
22. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Going Steady
23. The Replacements - Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out (Live At Maxwell's 1986)
24. The Damned - Wait For the Blackout
25. Payola$ - Jukebox

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for April 6.

Show 768 Playlist (Originally Aired On March 30, 2019)(Ranking Rodger & Scott Walker tribute, Bloodshot Bill, Jonathan Richman, The Vondells):


1. The Clash (Featuring Ranking Roger) - Rock The Casbah
2. The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
3. The Beat - Too Nice To Talk To
4. Scott Engel - The Livin' End
5. Scott Walker - Jackie
6. Scott Walker - 30th Century Man
5. Bloodshot Bill - I Don't Mind At All
6. Bloodshot Bill - One At A Time
7. Jonathan Richman - Everyday Clothes
8. Jonathan Richman - Since She Started To Ride
9. Jonathan Richman - No Te Oye
10. Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty
11. Volunteers - Pass My Time
12. The Vondells - Dill Pickles
13. The Vondells - Go Go Gone
14. The Mighty Swells - Lone Rhino
15. The Leather Uppers - Hot Shot
16. The Reaction - The Kids Arrived
17. The Mummies - A Girl Like You
18. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Lonely Boy
19. The Bad Beats - Can't Understand
20. Ex Hex - Cosmic Cave
21. Trout - Mt. Eremos
22. The Unintended - Bells of War
23. Ritual Howls - Love Cuts
24. The Government - Fire Escape
25. Meath Puppets - Warranty
26. Nirvana - Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol That Flow Through The Strip
27. The Police - Fallout
28. Sector 27 - Can't Keep Away

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for March 30.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Andre Williams & Dick Dale & Shows # 765, 766, 767


Andre Williams:

Andre Williams career has spanned many decades. His role in music was also influential, but in a different way. Williams began working at Fortune Records in Detroit in the late 1950’s. There he would record and write over 200 songs for the label. It was here that the young Andre Williams would establish his own, gritty and often seen as risqué lyrical prowess. In 1957, Williams released “Bacon Fat”, which sold so many records Fortune Records signed a deal with Epic Records to help it achieve wider distribution. Some of his other popular early songs included “Jail Bait”, “The Greasy Chicken” “Pass The Biscuits Please” and “Goin’ Down to Tijuana”. In 1968, Andre Williams signed with Chess Records, releasing hit singles “Cadillac Jack” and “Humpin’, Bumpin’ and Thumpin’”. Williams recorded and collaborated with many musicians in his R&B circle such as Stevie Wonder (co-writing his first song “Thank You For Loving Me”) and he co-wrote the song “Shake A Tail Feather”. He has recorded and worked with so many artists it is often difficult to keep track. In the 1970s, Williams wrote songs for Parliament and Funkadelic as well as producing Ike Turner.

In the 1980s, Andre Williams became homeless due to issues with drugs and alcohol. During this time he lived in Chicago, Illinois. His career would have a resurgence when he began working with Bloodshot Records in the 90s. In 1996, he released the album Mr. Rhythm, which featured new renditions of early Fortune Records classics. In 1998, he worked with Mick Collins and Danny Kroha of the Gories to produce the album, Silky. The album ventured into R&B, early rock and roll and garage rock. Despite Williams being 65 at the time, the album showed that he could still produce a wildly vulgar and energetic garage rock album for a new generation and audience that also drew on his R&B roots. Williams recorded and released two albums with The Sadies as his backing band (1999’s Red Dirt and 2012’s Night & Day). Williams continued to perform and record music up until his passing in March of 2019. In 2016, Andre Williams released the album I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City. The album, which would turn out to be his last, featured collaborations with Dennis Coffey, Danny Kroha and Mathew Smith.

Dick Dale:

Dick Dale was a pioneering guitarist who had an influence that spanned decades. Beginning in the late 50’s Dale helped to pioneer what would eventually be known as surf music. At the age of 17, Dick Dale learned to surf and combined his love of surfing with music to create something unique at the time. He experimented with sound, reverb and volume to create a sound that was similar to the sound of crashing waves. Dale’s 1961 single “Let’s Go Trippin’” is often viewed as one of the first songs to be released. Although he has often stated that he had no technical training, Dale’s music often drew on Middle Eastern music scales. He worked closely with Leo Fender to help create the first 100-watt amplifier. Since Dale played so loud he would often blow up amplifiers on stage. The amp that was created would be known as the Fender Showman. He also helped to popularize the Fender Stratocaster guitar. A gold one was given to him by Leo Fender himself and nicknamed “The Beast”.

In addition to this his influence reached different audiences influencing all sorts of music and genres. Artists such as The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Surfaris, and The Ventures to name a few. Dale himself was nicknamed “The King of Surf Guitar”. Dick Dale & His Del-Tones appear in the 1963 Beach Party movie and the 1964 movie Muscle Beach Party that occurred around the height of the 60’s surf craze. He would later have resurgence when his signature song “Misirlou” was featured in the opening credits to the 1994 Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction. Around this time Dale began to tour again, which he would continue to do until his passing, often to help pay for his medical bills. Dick Dale would still record and release music. Not counting compilation and live albums, Dale released out four studio albums from 1993-2001 (Tribal Thunder (1993), Unknown Territory (1994), Calling Up Spirits (1996), and Spacial Disorientation (2001)). Dale continued to tour until his passing at the age of 81 in March 2018.

For more info on Dick Dale check out a longer post that I did on him many years back.

Show 767 Playlist (Originally Aired On March 23rd, 2019)(Dick Dale & Andre Williams):


1. Dick Dale - Misirlou
2. Dick Dale - Take It Off
3. Dick Dale - Surf Beat
4. Dick Dale - Taco Wagon
5. Dick Dale - Tidal Wave
6. Dick Dale - Banzai Washout
7. Andre Williams - The Greasy Chicken
8. Andre Williams - Goin' Down to Tia Juana
9. Andre Williams - I Still Love You
10. Andre Williams - Lookin’ Down At You - Lookin’ Up At Me
11. Andre Willaims & The Sadies - She's a Bag of Potato Chips
12. Andre Willaims & The Sadies - I'll Do Most Anything for Your Love
13. The Robots - Robots Rock
14. Kiwi Jr. - Wicked Witches
15. Mark Wynn - Lovers Picking Scabs
16. Pink Noise - Half Life
17. Mark Sultan - Ophelia
18. James Brown - I'll Go Crazy
19. James Brown - It's a Man's World
20. Chain Wallet - World I Used to Call Mine
21. Stephen Malkmus - Victor Borgia
22. Motherhood - Sweet Kid
23. Black Jaspers - Snot Queen
24. Louder Than Death - New Stains
25. Lou Reed - Future Farmers of America
26. Brian Jonestown Masacre - A Word
27. 13go - Pointe-Claire
28. Mark Sultan - Spinning Ceiling
29. Mike Kroll - Left for Dead
30. Klark Kent - Thrills
31. Stranglers - Straighten Out

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for March 23.

Show 766 Playlist (Originally Aired March 16th, 2019)(Karen O, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Link Wray):

1. The High Dials - Foreverish
2. Guided by Voices - Jam Warsong
3. The Ar-Kaics - She's Obsessed with Herself
4. Karen O & Dangermouse - Leopard's Tongue
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Black Tongue
6. Bikini Kill - Speed Heart
7. Sonic Youth - Sugar Cane
8. Priors - Call For You
9. Preoccupations - Continental Shelf
10. Chacal - Way Back Home
11. Pottery - Hank Williams
12. Bloodshot Bill - Drowning
13. B.A. Johnston - Discount Bacon
14. South River Slim - Girl Trouble (Alt. Version) (Acoustic CJAM Session)
15. Townes Van Zandt - All I Need
16. Black Flag - Wound Up
17. Bad Brains - Banned in D.C.
18. Soul Motivators - Mindblastin'
19. King Khan & the Shrines - Welfare Bread
20. Mexican Knives - Spider
21. Terrible Truths - Lift Weights
22. David Chesworth - Music Speaks (DJ Version)
23. Coathangers - 5 Farms
24. Link Wray - Five and Ten
25. Link Wray - Law of the Jungle
26. Chacal - Jackals in the Moonlight

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for March 16.

Show 765 Playlist (Originally Aired On March 9th, 2019)(Bloodshot Bill, B.A. Johnston, The Rolling Stones):

1. Bloodshot Bill - Take me for a Ride
2. Bloodshot Bill - Know Myself Come
3. Ray Condo & His Hard Rock Goners - Willing and Ready
4. Rolling Stones - Rip this Joint
5. Cass McCombs - The Great Pixley Train Robbery
6. Deer Tick - Old Lady
7. William Tyler - Our Lady of the Desert
8. Thee Headcoatees - When The Night Comes
9. Thee Headcoats - All My Feelings Denied
10. Pop Rivets - Beatle Boots
11. Julianna Hatfield - Alright, Yeah
12. B.A. Johnston - Flintstone Vitamins and Jamesons
13. B.A. Johnston - Stare into the Void
14. Whispering Sons - Alone
15. EggS - I Fell in Love
16. Guided by Voices - Carapace
17. Frankie & The Witch Fingers - Work
18. No Fix - Still Goin' Down
19. Soupybeard - I Got a Friend
20. Harlem - All Men Are Dogs
21. Plumtree - Regret
22. Esther Grey - Fried Blood
23. Motherhood - Way Down
24. Carambolage - Soupeur
25. Mike Krol - An Ambulance
26. Girlpool - Pretty
27. Slits - Face Place
28. Night Beats - Her Cold Cold Heart
29. Rolling Stones - Turd on the Run

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for March 9.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

An Interview with Shana Cleveland & Show # 764


With a title inspired in part by Sun Ra’s Night of the Purple Moon, Shana Cleveland releases her second solo album, Night of the Worm Moon in April 2019 on Hardly Art Records. Her first solo album was released in 2015 and entitled, Oh Man, Cover the Ground. It was credited to Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles. Night of the Worm Moon was recorded in 2017 shortly after the recording of La Luz’s Floating Features (her other band). Like Oh Man, Cover the Ground, the album draws more on folk textures musically. Just from hearing the first two songs released from this album (“Don’t Let Me Sleep”, “Face of the Sun”), listeners can hear the songs take on a cosmic folk atmosphere, blending folky acoustic rhythms that move mysteriously mixed with more psychedelic elements.

“Don’t Let Me Sleep” starts off with a lone acoustic guitar resembling a Leonard Cohen influence before the vocals and other instrumentation cascade into the song’s landscape. With jazz sounding bass, keyboards and layered vocals, the song displays an internal paranoia lyrically. The music video adds further textures and layers to the possible meanings behind this song as an otherworldly alien explores a planet, searching for answers to what they are seeing. “Face of the Sun” features prominent acoustic guitar as electric guitar lines that blur the line between psychedelic and surf rock surface throughout various points in the song. Lyrically, the song shows a character that is trying to break free from their past, while still being blinded by the light from their past glories. Night of the Worm Moon creeps and crawls with cosmic and otherworldly themes, while at the same time still being grounded within the internal and introspective elements of daily life.

Check out my interview with Shana Cleveland:



Show # 765 (International Women's Day 2019 Playlist & An Interview with Shana Cleveland):

1. The Delmonas - Peter Gunn Locomotion (Dangerous Charms - Big Beat Records - 1985)
2. E.S.L. - Girls (Eye Contact - Jericho Beach Music - 2008)
3. Thee Headcoatees - Davey Crockett (Gabba Hey) (Davey Crockett (Gabba Hey)/Young Blood Single - Damaged Goods - 1992)
4. Cub - Surfer Girl (Betti-Cola - Mint Records - 1993)
5. Maow - Woman's Scorn (The Unforgiving Sounds of… - Mint Records - 1996)
6. Cherry Glazerr - Wasted Nun (Stuffed & Ready - Secretly Canadian - 2019)
7. The Courtneys - K.C. Reeves (The Courtneys - Hockey Dad Records - 2013)
8. Fifth Column - Donna (36 C - K Records/Denon Records - 1994)
9. Dum Dum Girls - Bhang Bhang I'm a Burnout (I Will Be - Sub Pop - 2010)
10. The Curious Mystery - Up in the Morning (We Creeling) (We Creeling - K Records - 2011)
11. La Luz - Brainwash (Brainwash/T.V. Dream Single- Suicide Squeeze Records - 2013)
12. La Luz - California Finally (Floating Features - Hardly Art - 2018)

SHANA CLEVELAND INTERVIEW

13. Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles - Holy Rollers (Oh Man, Cover the Ground - Suicide Squeeze Records - 2015)
14. Shana Cleveland - Don’t Let Me Sleep (Night of the Worm Moon - Hardly Art - 2019)
15. Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl (New Radio - Kill Rock Stars - 1993)
16. Le Tigre - Hot Topic (Le Tigre - Mr. Lady Records - 1999)
17. Elastica - 2:1 (Elastica - Geffen Records - 1995)
18. Siouxsie & the Banshees - Love in a Void (The Peel Sessions - Strange Fruit Records Ltd. - 1989)
19. B-Girls - Hearts In His Eyes (Bad Not Evil - Bomp Records! - 2017)
20. PONY - Healthy Brain (Do You - Buzz Records - 2017)
21. The Beaches - Ramblin' (The Beaches - Fontana North Distribution - 2013)
22. Jale - Not Happy (Dreamcake - Sub Pop - 1994)
23. Pale Lips - Hiding from the Moon (Pentagon Black No. 1 - Pentagon Black - 2016)
24. Sleater Kinney - The Fox (The Woods - Sub Pop - 2005)
25. X - Breathless (More Fun in the New World - Elektra - 1983)
26. X - I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (More Fun in the New World - Elektra - 1983)

Download/stream this episode here.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Revolution Surf : Horror Themed Edition & Show # 763


To commemorate this year’s annual surf rock episode of Revolution Rock, the program was made up entirely of horror themed tracks. Horror themed surf songs have been something that has been present in surf music for quite some time. Many horror-based themes have surfaced in surf/instrumental rock songs going back to the beginnings of surf music. Most likely due to the influx of the many monster movies of the time period, this type of surf music has been combined with film and TV on countless occasions adding a different mood and dimension to whatever it is associated with. Horror themed surf music is often creepy and spooky sounding, although some of it has often been seen as kitschy or cheesy. This type of surf music has operated parallel to the sunnier themed surf songs that have been created in the genre. The program featured tracks from The Ghastly Ones, Russia’s Messer Chups, The Primitive Finks, The Ventures, Link Wray and more.

Revolution Surf 2019 Playlist:

1. Messer Chups - Spooky Tiki (Heretic Channel - Solnze Records - 2009)
2. Messer Chups - Twin Peaks Twist (Heretic Channel - Solnze Records - 2009)
3. The Ramblin Ambassadors - Hangin Tree (Avanti - Mint Records - 2003)
4. This Machine Kills Robots - Dry Land Is For The Dead (A History of Violent Crime In the Darkest Corners of the Ocean Floor - 2015)
5. The Apemen - Creature From The Haunted Sea (Are You Being Surfed? - Vulcan - 1994)
6. Urban Surf Kings - Zombie Road Trip (Surf Vs The Flying Saucers - USK International - 2004)
7. Hillbilly Frankenstein - Hypnoticz Part 2 (Attack of the Killer Surf Guitars - Shanachie - 1997)
8. The Ghastly Ones - Haulin' Hearse (Unearthed - Ghastly Plastics Corp. - 2007)

SURFPHONY OF DERSTRUCTION 2000 SEGMENT

9. WJLP - Johann Sebastian Bunsen Burner (In D Minor)(Johann Sebastian Bunsen Burner (In D Minor) - 2014)
10. Odicolon - Long Dream (Dracula's Dreams - 2016)
11. C&C Surf Factory - The Outsider (Garage City - Six Shooter Records - 2015)
12. Luau Or Die - Satan's Holiday (Satan's Holiday - 2016)
13. Mark Malibu & The Wasagas - Wasaga Surfing Time (Crash Monster Beach - Sharawaji Records - 2018)
14. Jonny & The Shamen - S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Girl 9999 (Operation: Twang! - Loch Ness Records - 1998)
15. The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - The Transylvanian Twist (12 Theories of Time Travel - The Active Listener - 2015)


16. The Calrizians - Call Me Evil (3rd Annual Great Lakes Surf Battle - 2013)
17. Pow Wows - Satan's Choice (Davie Allan & The Arrows/Pow Wows Split - Get Hip Recordings - 2017)
18. Atomic 7 - Phantom 101 (...Gowns By Edith Head - Mint Records - 2002)
19. The Traditional Fools - Surfin' With The Phantom (Fools Gold - In The Red Recordings - 2016)
20. Urban Surf Kings - Phantom Riders of the Back Lot (Bang Howdy Partner - USK International - 2008)
21. Shoobies - Girl or Gator? (Nevermind the Hardcore, Here's Shoobies - 2018)
22. Carlo - Pale Moon Drifter (Carlo - 2018)
23. The Primitive Finks - Spookini (Horror Party Stomp - Hi-Tide Recordings/Go Mondo Records - 2017)
24. The Green Reflectors - Hitchcock Presents… (Tune Up - 2018)
25. The Ventures - Exploration in Horror ((The) Ventures in Space - Dolton Records - 1964)
26. The Ventures - The Twilight Zone ((The) Ventures in Space - Dolton Records - 1964)
27. The Vondells - Good Vs. Evil (The Vondelles (Unreleased) - 2003)
28. The Gruesomes - Jack The Ripper Pt I (Jack The Ripper EP - Primitive Records - 1985)
29. Link Wray - Growling Guts (Growling Guts - Big Beat Records - 1987)
30. The Junior Rayman - The Rat Fink (Rumble '66 - Norton Records - 1990)
31. Tabarnacos Surfers - Piranhas (1-2-3... Go! - 2007)
32. The Burnin' Sands - Return of the Surfin' Mummy (The Burnin' Sands EP - 2009)

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for February 23.