Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Show # 176 - 2007 Highlights

This week I played a selection of older material with some of what I thought were the best releases of 2007. The Following are some of my top favourites:

White Stripes - Icky Thump

This is the follow up release to 2005's Get Behind Me Satan. This album picks up where Elephant left off and where Get Behind Me Satan never went. Overall the album is a mix of De Stijl and Elephant White Stripes. The White Stripes also cut their tour short. It appears that they might not tour again, but they may still record. They just released The Conquest EP.

Favourite Tracks:
You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)
Bone Broke
Effect and Cause
White Stripes - Conquest (Music Video)

The Hives - The Black and White Album

This album was the follow up to 2004's Tyrannosaurus Hives, which I loved. Overall, the album isn't as good as the previous two, but I still love it. The song is a mix of rock Hives numbers with experimentation. We hear The Hives do disco and funk, as well as play around with synthesizers and piano. The Hives can still rock like nobody else, they just also tried something else to prevent being stale.

Favourite Tracks:
Hey Little World
You Dress Up For Armageddon
Bigger Hole To Fill
The Hives - Tick Tick Boom (Music Video)

Dead 60s - Time To Take Sides

Dead 60s sophomore release shows them jumping into a more new wave and rock direction and jumping out of the dub/reggae direction of their first self titled release. The album produced by David Kahne (The Strokes) is a good album, there are elements of the old and new Dead 60s here.

Favourite Tracks:
Start A War
All Over By Midnight

Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris 

This was the anticipated release following 2005's Lullabies to Paralyze. While the last album seems to have more new wave influences, Era Vulgaris drew in elements of punk and old Queens of the Stone Age (Rated R). Upon first listen I did not like this album, but it is really good filled with awesome Queens of the Stone Age style riffs.

Favourite Tracks:
Sick, Sick, Sick
3's & 7's
                                           Make It Wit Chu
                                           QOTSA - Make It Wit Chu (Music Video)

Other interesting releases of 2007 included Your Favorite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys and Carbon/Silicon (Mick Jones' new band) Last Post. I also played a new song by Pearl Jam "Santa God" which can be found on the recent 2007 Ten Club Christmas single and Radiohead's "Banger's n' Mash" which can be found on the bonus disc of their new album In Rainbows.

Play List:

1. The Who – Out in the Street
2. Standells – Medication
3. Northwest Company – 8 Hour Day
4. Them – I’m Gonna Dress in Black (Version 1)
5. The Kinks – I Need You
6. Neil Young – Spirit Road
7. Stooges – Greedy Awful People
8. White Stripes – Rag & Bone
9. Young Rival – Dead End Scene
10. The Furies – What Do You Want Me To Do
11. Sinners – No Brains Required
12. Extroverts – Living in Poverty
13. Vertical Struts - Stab, Stab, Stab
14. Gruesomes – Whirlpool
15. Generation X – Friday’s Angels
16. Klark Kent – Thrills
17. Arctic Monkeys – The Bad Thing
18. Fiction Plane – Death Machine
19. The Hives – Try it Again
20. Queens of the Stone Age – Battery Acid
21. Carbon/Silicon – The Whole Truth
22. Radiohead – Bangers n’ Mash
23. Pearl Jam – Santa God
24. Dead 60s – All Over By Midnight
25. Dirty Pretty Things – 9 Lives

Friday, December 21, 2007

Show # 175

Hey I returned this week with my show after being on hiatus for 2 weeks. Be sure to tune in next week for yet another show, and the last show of 2007!!!

The Play List:

1. Elvis Costello & the Attractions – (I don’t want to go to) Chelsea
2. The Diodes – Noise
3. White Stripes – Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
4. The Saints – No Time
5. Modernettes – Surf City Strangler (Live)
6. Buzzcocks – Boredom
7. Teenage Head – Picture My Face
8. Ugly Ducklings – Nothin'
9. Undertones – You’ve Got My Number So Why Don’t You Use It
10. Dirty Pretty Things – Doctors and Dealers
11. Ramones – I’m Against It
12. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
13. Dead 60’s – Soul Survivor
14. The Piranhas – Green Don’t Suit Me
15. The Shades – New Clientele
16. Enigmas – Teenage Barnacle
17. The Scavengers – True Love
18. The Features – City Scenes
19. The D4 – Exit to the City
20. The Clash – Car Jamming
21. Iggy Pop – Tell Me a Story
22. The Hives – No Pun Intended
23. Ride Theory – Great White Sharks
24. Television – Guiding Light
25. The Rapture – Crimson Red
26. Pointed Sticks – What Do You Want Me to Do
27. Gang of Four – Damaged Goods

Friday, December 14, 2007

Show # 174

This week I had yet another fill in for the radio show. Chris White host of the show I Am Collecting Beautiful Things did a really good job, playing a lot of new and obscure bands this week; His show is on Thursdays at 2:30-4:00 PM. As for me I should return after next weeks show.

The Play List:

1. Beowulf - Taste The Steel
2. Audionom - And You Said I Was the Only One
3. Fake Cops - Schimatar Fight
4. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - '78 Style
5. Fatal Flying Guilloteens - Charts
6. Backyard Babies - UFO Romeo
7. Bamboo Kids - Caught In New York City
8. The Ex-Boyfriends - 9:30 In The Afternoon
9. Flash Bastard - Street Fight Summer
10. The Black Halos - B.S.F.
11. New Town Animals - Acme Rebel
12. Bell - 12:48
13. The Horrors - Little Victories
14. Verbena - Submissionary
15. Sick Of It All - Insurrection
16. Raincoats - Fairytale In The Supermarket
17. Madcowboys - Rock n Roll
18. Sudden Infant Dance Syndrome - Davidian Branch
19. Sixty Stories - Bails
20. The Pop Shove-Its - Off The Rails
21. Simply Saucer - Little Sally (demo)
22. Small Faces - E To D
23. Hot Snakes - Past Lives
24. Big Black - Bad Penny
25. Zeke - Daytime Dilemma
26. The Rebel Spell - Bring Em In

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Show # 173

Hey this week I had a fill-in for my show, Robin of Stage Diving Live! She did an excellent job, her show is on CJAM Thursdays from 6-7 PM. Next week I will have another guest host.

The Play List:

1. Modernettes - Barbra
2. Iggy Pop - Knocking 'Em Down
3. Iggy Pop - Drop A Hook
4. Talking Heads - Sax And Violins
5. Sudden Infant Dance Syndrome - 2 Many babes
6. Diodes - Behind Those Eyes
7. Pixies - Planet Of Sound
8. Flaming Lips - It Overtakes Me
9. LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltration
10. Teenage Head - Picture My Face
11. The Cramps - Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
12. The Cramps - Bikini Girls With Machine Guns
13. Pointed Sticks - Real Thing
14. The Ex-Boyfriends - Chinese New Year in Vancouver
15. The Blind Shake - Been Young
16. Wire - I Am the Fly
17. Ramones - I Wanted Everything
18. Tanore El Pande - Coda Duo
19. Sex Pistols - EMI
20. Primus - John The Fisherman
21. Primus - Golden Boy
22. Magneta Lane - Mare of the Night
23. Electrelane - Spartakiade
24. Polaris - Hey Sandy aka Pete and Pete Intro
25. Magazine - Model Worker
26. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Moods For Moderns
27. Nick Lowe - Heart of the City