Tuesday, November 24, 2009

True Lovers New Video....Show # 275

After three weeks of fill-in hosts, I finally returned to my hosting duties on Revolution Rock. That being said, there was a new band featured on my show that deserves a mention.

The True Lovers were formed by New Zealanders Dion Lunadon (previously from The D4) and Ben Maitland (previously from Box Car Guitars) and are based out of Brooklyn, New York. Forming in 2008, The True Lovers are a Rock and Roll band that have a greasy honesty and venomous fury. They have recently released their first single entitled "Death Threat". The song is available for free via their website, a full length album is to follow in February 2010. In the meantime, check out their website, download their song for free and check out their video for "Death Threat".

True Lovers Websites:

True Lovers Official Website
True Lovers Myspace
True Lovers Twitter

This Week's Play List:

1. Starshooter - Get Baque
2. Blitzkrieg Bop - Bugger Off
3. Dry Heaves - Portable
4. The Spys - Underground
5. Braineaters - Rock Rock
6. Yellow Wood - Chinese Women Unite!
7. Githead - Take Off
8. That Ghost - Red Bow
9. Hot Hot Heat - Le Le Low (Live On CBC Radio 3)
10. Tricky Woo - Hot Kitty (Live On CBC Radio 3)
11. Sloan - Take It Upon Yourself
12. The Wolfmen - I'm Not A Young Man Anymore
13. Box Car Guitars - My Love is Blue
14. The Verlaines - Pyromaniac
15. The Clean - Point That Thing Somewhere Else
16. Bored Games - Joe 90
17. The Scavengers - True Love
18. Luger Boa - It's Too Complicated
19. True Lovers - Death Threat
20. The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
21. The Hentchmen - Some Other Guy
22. The D4 - Sleaze City

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for November 24th. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Horrors Talk Records...Show # 274

This week my show featured yet another fill in host. Next week I will return to my hosting duties. Tune in next week (or visit this blog) because I will also play new music from The True Lovers, Sloan and more.

In the meantime, here is an interesting video featuring the UK band The Horrors. Courtesy of amoeba.com, the band discusses some of their favourite records. More information on The Horrors can be found in my Primary Colors post.

This week's play list:

1. Turbo Fruits - Want Some Mo'
2. Brand New - Bed
3. We The Weapon - Atlas
4. Devil Eyes - Freak Pocket
5. Noah And The Whale - My Broken Heart
6. Ian Brown - Stellify
7. Tune-Yards - Sunlight
8. Peace - I Forget
7. Metro4 - Little Sister
8. Black Feelings - Golden Children
9. The Dead Letters - Ghost Of A Thousand Battles
10. The Swell Season - Feeling The Pull
11. The Detroit Cobras - As Long As I Have You
12. 7 Worlds Collide - You Never Know
13. The British Columbians - In The Leaves
14. Spiral Stairs - True Love
15. Strike Anywhere - I'm Your Opposite Number
16. Felix - Death To Everyone But Us
17. The Cribs - Cheat On Me
18. The Cribs - We Share The Same Skies
19. Michael Yonkers - What Can I Do
20. Michael Yonkers - Were You In The Way

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for November 17th. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Show # 273

Another fill in was featured on today's program, this time a newer CJAM volunteer named Ash. Today's program highlighted a lot of new Canadian releases, and mostly new music in general. Short update this week, will be more news next week so check back!

This Week's Play List:

1.  A History Of  - DC Heat
2.  The Black Halos - Bombs Not Food
3.  Despised Icon - Diva of Disgust
4.  Red Mass - Saturn
5.  Brilliant Colors - Should I Tell You
6.  The King Khan And BBQ Show - Crystal Ball
7.  Thomas Function - Ew Way Ew
8.  Hostage Life - White Jesus
9.  Nothingtons - Sleep Tonight
10. Sub City - Silence
11. The Job - Problem
12. The Hoa Hoa's - Flowers Are Free
13. NOFX - No More Lies
14. Etaion Shrdlu - Knew Dudes
15. Julian Casablancas - Left in the Dark
16. Pennywise - We're Gonna Fight
17. Pulley - Wrecking Crew
18. Sub City - Sweet Misery
19. Spiral Beach - Domino
20. The Stand Stills - Blind

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for November 10th. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Nirvana Bleach 20th Anniversary....Show # 272

This week's program was hosted by Chris of I Am Collecting Beautiful Things. A wide variety of rock was played, new and old. Some of my favourite selections from this week's program was new music by Julian Casablancas and music from the re-issue of Nirvana's Bleach album.

Nirvana released a re-issue of their 1989 album Bleach celebrating the albums 20th anniversary this week. The album was originally released on June 15th, 1989. It featured songs such as "Blew", "Floyd the Barber", "Negative Creep", and "School" all of which reflected a heavier version of the band. "About A Girl" is also featured on Bleach and it is the albums purest pop moment, it reflects Kurt Cobain's Beatles influences. The album did not chart when it was originally released, but when Nevermind was released in 1991 and Nirvana started to become more popular, Bleach was re-issued and remastered in 1992.  Technically this is the second re-issue of the album, but this remaster of Bleach does have a noticable difference. For one all of the tracks have been remastered by Jack Endino (the albums original producer), and there is a bonus disc featuring a live concert from Nirvana at the Pine Street Theatre in 1990. In addition to this the linear notes have been expanded with additional notes and photos. 

Some other interesting facts about Bleach are that originally the title was going to be Too Many Humans.  Also Kurt Cobain is credited as Kurdt Kobain, and Dale Crover is featured as the drummer on some of the tracks and Chad Channing is the drummer on the other tracks.  It is a must for any Nirvana fan. 

Nirvana has also released a DVD of their Reading Festival performance in 1992, titled Live At Reading.  There are 25 live performances on the DVD and the picture has been remastered, it has been circulating in bootleg circles for sometime.  This is an excellent performance from the band.  There are some special editions of the album that contain both the audio and video of the Reading concert.  Usually there is a new Nirvana release every November, but last year there was no new Nirvana release, it looks like it was made up for because now there are two new releases available.  Both the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Bleach and the Live At Reading DVD are now available to purchase. 

For a full history on Nirvana visit:

Endless, Nameless: The Nirvana Story Part One
Verse Chorus Verse: The Nirvana Story Part Two

The Play List:

1. North Of America - Central Port Of Equal Time
2. A History Of - Action In The North Atlantic
3. The Hoa Hoa's - Postcards
4. Alec Ounsworth - South Philadelphia (Drug Days)
5. Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension
6. Chuck Prophet - American Man
7. Mission Of Burma - After The Rain
8. Les Dales Hawerchuk - A Soir On Sort
9. Grooms - Dreamsucker
10. The Stand-Stills - Bound
11. Little Girls - Youth Tunes
12. Evening Hymns - Dead Deer
13. Thomas Function - Belly Of The Beast
14. Black Feelings - Last Rings Pt. 1
15. Talk Normal - Hot Song
16. Devil Eyes - Teeth
17. Times New Viking - 2/11 Don't Forget
18. King Khan & BBQ Show - Anala
19. Nirvana - Dive (live)
20. Etaoin Shrdlu - 1995-1997
21. Gospel Gossip - Home Is Where the Hibah Is

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for November 3rd. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.