Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pedestrian At Best, The Five Bucks & Show # 556

Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Best

“Pedestrian At Best” is the first single from Courtney Barnett’s 2015 release Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. The self-deprecating song showcases Barnnett’s hazy, rambling style lyrics in a song that sounds like a cross between something on Nirvana’s In Utero and something from The Kinks early recordings. This album is also Barnett’s debut full-length album and it follows a series of acclaimed EPs that were combined into one compilation entitled The Double EP: A Of Split Peas. You can find Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop Music.

The Five Bucks - No Use In Trying/Now You're Mine

Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Five Bucks were a garage band formed in 1965 from the Ann Arbor and University of Michigan campus. The group recorded their first single No Use In Trying b/w Now You’re Gone (mislabeled as “Now You’re Mine”) in May of 1966 on Afton Records. The single’s A-side is an organ driven garage punk track with a somewhat sneering message while it’s B-side is moody ballad and soulful organ. The single is an example of a lost gem in the realm of garage punk music. The band released two more singles I’ll Walk Alone/So Wrong in November of 1966 (as The Five Bucs) and Breath Of Time/Without You in 1967. The band changed their name to Byzantine Empire following in 1967.

Saturday Night Play List:

1. The Stones - Gunner Ho
2. The Five Bucks - No Use In Trying
3. Christian Bland & The Revelators - Alone In Deer Park
4. No Museums - Mosquitos
5. The Melvins & Hank Williams III - Ramblin' Man
6. Alex Chilton - Free Again
7. Roy Orbison - You’re My Baby
8. Ramones - The Return Of Jackie & Judy
9. The Viletones - Never Feel Sad
10. The Pack AD - Blackout
11. The Jam - David Watts
12. The Specials - The Dawning Of A New Era
13. Courtney Barnett- Pedestrian At Best
14. Pre-Nods - Dirtbag For Life
15. The Noble Savages - Music Will Kill You
16. Paul Jacobs - Never Alone
17. Dead Ghosts - I Want Your Love
18. Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart - Metal
19. No Age - Neck Escapers
20. Spencer Davis Blues Explosion - R.L. Got Soul
21. The Mighty Swells - Shot In The Dark
22. Bob Vaught & The Renegades - Church Key Twist
23. Neil Young - Wonderin’ (Live)
24. Jerry Jerry & The Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra - The Drift
25. Mission Of Burma - The Enthusiast
26. Flying Squad - Godzilla
27. Nap Eyes - Tribal Thoughts
28. Pointed Sticks - New Ways
29. The Boys - First Time
30. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Born To Lose

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for April 18. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

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