Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Show #126 Best of 2006

For my last show of 2006, I decided to do a best releases of 2006 show. I played new albums, reissues/remasters, and box sets. The order of the songs somewhat constitutes a list of the order of my favourite releases from 2006. There were some that didn't make the list, as far as overall releases which includes remasters, box sets, and new albums, this is what I thought of the music of 2006.

I just wanted to mention my favourite release of 2006 is the doors of perception box set. This set includes all of The Doors albums, as well as bonus tracks and videos. I played "Twentieth Century Fox" which is a song originally from The Doors first self titled album. According to the box sets linear notes, the first Doors album is not the correct speed. It is down a few steps, as a result of something that happened during the mastering process when copying from the master tapes. The box set includes a mix of the album at the correct speed (as well as the other way it has always been), and I played from the corrected speed version. It may be hard to notice, but if you were to listen to both versions of the album you can tell the difference, one is a little bit slower, and one is a little bit faster.

My second favourite release was the singles box set from The Clash. Since I've already posted about this box set, I will not discuss it any further. "I Fought The Law" was played from it though. My third favourite releases was the self titled Pearl Jam album. Pearl Jam was released in May of 2006. The album shows that Pearl Jam still can rock, even though they've made so many albums, and that they show no signs of stopping. "Unemployable" was played, it is a track that was written by drummer Matt Cameron and sounds very much like Pearl Jam doing a Black Sabbath song, in my opinion. If I were to choose albums that are composed of completely new material, this would be my top pick of 2006.

Unfortunately the Godfather of Soul, James Brown passed away on December 25th, 2006. James Brown has left behind a legacy of music that has influenced millions. A good majority of his songs have been sampled in various rap songs, he has also influenced bands such as The Clash, who have cited him as an influence for their funky songs. James Brown was a great musician, and his music will forever stand the test of time. I played "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" from the album Soul On Top. It is one of my favourite James Brown tracks, the version from Soul On Top, is a live version.

Here's: what was played:

1. Mudhoney – empty shells
2. Pointed Sticks – somebody’s mom
3. Albert Hammond Jr. – call me an ambulance
4. Neil Young – after the garden
5. Sublime – paddle out
6. Sex Pistols – Liar (spunk version)
7. Wire – three girl rhumba
8. The Jam – the place I love
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers – make you feel better
10. Talking Heads – stay hungry
11. Johnny Cash – further on up the road
12. Bob Dylan – someday baby
13. Incubus – rogues
14. Arctic Monkeys – red light indicates the doors are secure
15. Rapture – pieces of the people that we love
16. Radio 4 – enemies like this
17. Audioslave – nothing left to say but goodbye
18. Dirty Pretty Things – enemy
19. Sloan – something’s wrong
20. Sloan – another way I could do it
21. Raconteurs – level
22. The Strokes – red light
23. Pearl Jam – unemployable
24. The Clash – I fought the law
25. The Doors – twentieth century fox
26. James Brown - papa's got a brand new bag

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays Show #125

Holiday Themed Play List:

1. Pearl Jam – don’t believe in Christmas (sonics cover)
2. Pearl Jam – someday at Christmas (Jackson five cover)
3. The Sonics – santa claus
4. Chuck Berry – run Rudolph run
5. 101’ers – silent telephone
6. Buzzcocks – I don’t mind
7. Buzzcocks – moving away from the pulsebeat (edit)
8. The Clash – city of the dead
9. The Clash – clash city rockers
10. Diodes – terminal rock (alternate version)
11. The Damned – stretcher case
12. Iggy Pop – tell me a story
13. Talking Heads – I want to live (1975 cbs demo)
14. The Police – once upon a daydream
15. Hot, Hot, Heat – aveda
16. The Saints – security (Brisbane city)
17. Ramones – Merry Christmas (I don’t want to fight)
18. Ramones – I believe in miracles
19. Sloan – before the end of the race
20. Sloan - blackout
21. The D4 – don’t believe in xmas (sonics cover)
22. Exploding Hearts – teenage faces
23. Mudhoney – the straight life
24. Billy Idol - jingle bell rock
25. U2 - xanax and wine
26. Television - see no evil
27. Bob Dylan - outlaw blues
28. MC5 - looking at you
29. Sloan - right or wrong

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Clash Singles Box Set & Show #124

On October 30th, The Clash released a 19-CD limited edition box set. On this box set are all the Clash's singles packaged individually as the original singles were but in CD form. The CD's contain a black surface on the back, as did The Rolling Stones, The Who's, and The Buzzcocks singles box sets.

On these CDS you also get bonus tracks. Some are dub versions/remixes of songs, some not. You get all The Clash singles and B-sides, and it also comes with a thick booklet. In the book you get musicians, fans, and friends of the band commenting on individual tracks. Some of the people that comment are Pete Townshend (The Who),Chris Shifflet (Foo Fighters), and Irvine Welsh (Author of Trainspotting). The actual sound of the songs appear to be of higher quality than all previous Clash remasters. It is definitely worth the price of the box set. It is a must for any Clash fan. For more information and more pictures of the single sleeves visit:

The Clash Single Box Set Website.

Here's the playlist from the show:

1. The Damned – politics
2. Modernettes – new society
3. Sex Pistols – anarchy in the UK (demo)
4. Diodes – no right to make me bleed
5. The Beat – two swords
6. The Saints – the prisoner
7. Buzzcocks – orgasm addict
8. Buzzcocks – oh, shit!
9. Pointed Sticks – waiting for your love
10. The Clash – white riot (uk single version)
11. The Clash – 1977
12. The Police – so lonely
13. Talking Heads – thank you for sending me an angel (1975 cbs demo)
14. Gang of Four – guns before butter (BBC session)
15. Pretenders – my city was gone
16. Ramones – highest trails above
17. Ramones – time has come today
18. Hot, Hot, Heat – oh, Goddamnit
19. Iggy Pop – don't look down
20. Sloan – flying high again
21. Sloan – ana lucia
22. The Exploding Hearts – busy signals (unreleased version)
23. The D4 – stops me cold
24. 101’ers – surf city
25. Mudhoney – it is us
26. Blur – M.O.R
27. The Clash – rock the casbah

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hey Ho! Let's Go! & Show #123

This post used to feature information about the Ramones. For a longer more complete history on the Ramones visit these links:

Gabba Gabba Hey: The Ramones Story Part One
Rock N' Roll Radio: The Story of the Ramones Part Two

Here's the play list:

1. Television - Friction (alternate version)
2. The Damned - don't cry wolf
3. Undertones - family entertainment
4. Generation X - stars looked down
5. Buzzcocks - whatever happened to?
6. Buzzcocks - what do I get?
7. Sex Pistols - holidays in the sun
8. The Police - next to you
9. Ramones - what'd ya do?
10. Ramones - psycho therapy
11. The Clash - remote control
12. The Clash - police & thieves
13. The Saints - crazy googenheimer blues
14. The Diodes - weekend
15. Modernettes - new society
16. Hot, Hot, Heat - get in or get out
17. XTC - this is pop
18. Iggy Pop - five foot one
19. Talking Heads - sugar on my tongue (1975 CBS demo)
20. The Pretenders - time the avenger
21. Sloan - I can't sleep
22. Sloan - someone I can be true with
23. Radio 4 - packing up things on the scene
24. The D4 - trust nobody
25. Exploding Hearts - shattered (you left me)