Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Spelling Mistakes It Feels So Good & Show # 493

The Spelling Mistakes were a short lived band from New Zealand that lasted from 1979 to 1980, they blended elements of Punk and Power Pop into their sound. The band did not have too many releases during their initial run as a band, they released one and a half singles. Their first single was a split with The Whizz Kids in 1979, their song “Reena” was featured as the A side. The bands 1980 single “Feels So Good” was released via Propeller Records, a short lived label started by Greg Simms who was also in one of New Zealand’s first Punk bands, The Suburban Reptiles. “Feels So Good” was a top twenty hit, reaching number 29 on the New Zealand singles charts. The band recorded a second follow up single, but it remained unreleased for two decades. Despite the success of their single and their popularity on the local live scene at the time, The Spelling Mistakes called it quits in 1980. This has been said to have occurred due to a few factors, one being increased violence and underage drinkers at their live shows which caused difficulty in booking shows. They reformed briefly in 1999 and in the 2000’s before splitting again.

This Week's Play List:

1. Cheap Time – Exit Smiles
2. Thee Dirty Beats – You Lied To Me Before
3. Hurricane & Able – The Leaves On The Ground
4. Greg Arcade & the Electrics - My Baby Loves To Rock and Roll
5. Shotgun Jimmie – Grow A Garden
6. The Stems – Man With The Golden Heart
7. La De Da – Don’ You Stand In My Way
8. Easybeats – Sorry
9. The Kaisers – Looking Back
10. George Jones – No No Never
11. The Byrds – One Hundred Years From Now
12. Elk – Before The Sun
13. The Waldos – Love That Kills
14. Mods – Step Out Tonight
15. The Stranglers – Curfew
16. The Exploding Hearts – Boulevard Trash
17. Brazilian Money – We Could Just Stay
18. Golden Hands Before God – Communist Party
19. The Beatles – Glass Onion
20. Jack Rabbit Slim – Bop Attack
21. The Cramps – Don’t Get Funny With Me
22. Dead Ghosts – Girl Across The Street
23. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – Baby Talk (Cassette Version)
24. True Lovers - Bang Bang
25. Marching Girls – First In Line
26. The Spelling Mistakes - Feels So Good

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for January 28. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Coming Up on Revolution Rock in February 2014!

February is theme month once again for Revolution Rock. I will be doing a different themed program for each of the four weeks in February. Each program will air on a Tuesday from 10:30-Noon and can be streamed/listened to online via www.cjam.ca or on the FM dial at 99.1 FM in the Windsor/Detroit area.

The programs will be as follows:

 Og Records Radio Feature
February 4th, 2014
10:30 AM – Noon
CJAM 99.1 FM (www.cjam.ca)

In 1983, Gerard Van Herk and Tony Dewald of the two piece sludegabilly duo Deja Voodoo formed the record label Og Records. This independent Canadian, Montreal, Quebec based label initially started releasing primarily cassettes, but quickly gravitated toward vinyl releases. This highly influential label would not only release material by Deja Voodoo, but also artists such as The Gruesomes, Terminal Sunglasses, and Jerry Jerry And The Sons of Rhythm Orchestra. Og Records is also notable for their highly sought after compilation series It Came From Canada. There were five volumes and the compilations were responsible for exposing bands such as Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet and Cowboy Junkies, who would later go on to achieve more mainstream successes. Og Records only ever had 29 releases and ceased operations as a label in 1990. This program will features a selection of music from this short lived label and an exclusive interview with co-founder of Og Records and Deja Voodoo Gerard Van Herk.

City Slang – Music From Detroit
February 11th, 2014
10:30 AM – Noon
CJAM 99.1 FM (www.cjam.ca)

Detroit, Michigan and its surrounding areas have often delivered a variety of highly influential music in a variety of differing genres. This program will focus on some of the music to have come from Detroit, Michigan, and the surrounding areas. The program will focus primarily on Garage Rock and related sub genres, but will also feature some of the differing genres and styles of music to come from the surrounding cultural hub of artistic diversity that is commonly referred to as Detroit. Expect to hear music from MC5, The Stooges, White Stripes, John Lee Hooker and more!

Revolution Rock Celebrates Black History Month – Grant Greens’ Solid
February 18th, 2014
10:30 AM – Noon
CJAM 99.1 FM (www.cjam.ca)

Grant Green is often viewed as an unsung hero of Jazz guitar and was very underrated during his lifetime. Green has been on a multitude of recordings both as a sideman and solo artist, which were primarily released through the Blue Note label. Solid was one of two albums recorded in 1964 (the other album being Matador), yet they remained unreleased during Green’s lifetime. The musicians on Solid were pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Elvin Jones, both of which made up two thirds of John Coltrane's rhythm section. Some felt that this album contains some of his Green’s finest work, but it remained unreleased for fifteen years before getting a proper release in 1979. This episode of Revolution Rock will feature a selection of tracks from this album, as well as a mixture of other genres in celebration of Black History Month.

Revolution Surf (The 8th Edition)
February 25th, 2014
10:30 AM – Noon
CJAM 99.1 FM (www.cjam.ca)

Tuesday, February 25th, will mark my 8th annual Surf Rock program on CJAM 99.1 FM. The yearly program was initially started as a reason to incorporate a collection of Surf music that I had into the Revolution Rock radio program, which initially just featured 70s Punk and New Wave music only. I have since incorporated Garage Rock, Alternative, Indie, Surf and a variety of other sub related genres into the program on a weekly basis. The annual Surf program entitled Revolution Surf has however stuck, each year at the end of February I have one program devoted to this musical genre. This year’s program will also feature, as have past programs a special guest segment from Derk Brigante formerly of CJAM’s Surfphony of Derstruction, which now continues as a podcast online. This year’s program will feature a mini spotlight on Surf Rock from Japan with a focus on Japanese Instrumental Surf guitarist Takeshi Terauchi and his 1966 album with The Bunnys, Let’s Go Terry

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Night Beats & Show # 492

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs – Do Ya Feel It Too?

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs originate from Waterloo, Ontario, but they currently reside in Toronto. They have released two full length albums and several singles. The band mixes elements of Garage Rock, Punk and Country at times. The song played on today’s program “Do Ya Feel It Too?” comes from their second full length album Shin No Skin that was released in September 2012 and features strong catchy hooks complete with catchy background vocals. Currently the band is gearing up to release their third full length album to be titled The Gates Of Hell.

Night Beats – Satisfy Your Mind

Heavily laced with elements of reverb filled Garage Rock, Soul and Psych, Sonic Bloom is the second full length album released by Seattle’s Night Beats. The song featured on this week’s program “Satisfy Your Mind” echoes the sounds of The Zombies. The band's first full length self titled album was released in 2011 and featured shorter more frenzied songs, while Sonic Bloom expands their sound featuring more catchy hooks and melodies. Sonic Bloom was released via Austin Psych Fest’s label Reverberation Appreciation Society.

The Play List:

1. The Wipers – When It’s Over
2. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – I Been Sleepin’ On It
3. Crocodiles – Teardrop Guitar
4. The Action – Zona Rosa
5. Cold Warps – Worry Worms (2013 Demo)
6. Shady & The Vamp – I’m Kickin’ You Out
7. Ugly Ducklings – Girl Out Of Time
8. Virgil Holmes – Ghost Train
9. Pow Wows – EIO (During The Flood) (WMFU Cherry Blossom Session 2012)
10. Shag – Stop & Listen
11. Hentchmen – (Cryin’ Just Like) Otis
12. Nervous Talk – We Don’t Talk
13. Night Beats – Satisfy Your Mind
14. Tranzmitors – Get Around
15. Klark Kent – My Old School
16. Teenage Head – Take It
17. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs – Do Ya Feel It Too?
18. Dan Sartain – I Wanna Join The Army
19. The Boys – Brickfield Nights
20. Generation X – Ready Steady Go
21. The Hives – Bigger Hole To Fill
22. The Rolling Stones – Don’t Lie To Me

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for January 21. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wire, Black Lips & Show # 491

Last week’s episode of Revolution Rock was a repeat. For those of you keeping count, each week the number increases on my post with each new episode of the program that airs. This week was the 491st episode of Revolution Rock, last week was a repeat of episode number 485 which had a feature on Windsor artist Paul Jacobs and was technically my 490th episode. Here is a video of Paul’s song "Sara’s Party" from his album Coffin Ride. You can see my play list and write on Paul Jacobs from that episode here.

Wire – 40 Versions (Rockpalast 1979)

“40 Versions” originally appeared on Wire’s 3rd full length album 154. The album was named after how many live shows that the band had played at that point. This video is from a live performance filmed for Rockpalast in 1979. It has been released officially and can be found on the release On The Box: Live 1979, it includes both a CD of audio and a DVD with video of this concert.

Black Lips – Boys In The Wood

Atlanta’s Black Lips are set to release their 7th studio album Underneath The Rainbow in March of 2014. The songs on the release are said to lean more towards a Roots Rock based sound, “Boys In The Wood” apparently being an ode to Lynyrd Skynrd and is about drinking bathtub gin and doing drugs. The band recently tweeted this about their new album "Just to clarify, our new album is not a country record, nor is it a southern rock album. It's elvis from the waist down."

The Play List:

1. Those Rogues – Wish I Could See You Again
2. Power Of Beckett – Lost Soul In Disillusion
3. Spiral Scratch – Still Rockin’
4. Lost Patrol – That’s Your Style (Early Version)
5. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – People Don't Get What They Deserve
6. The Twisters – 9 Times Out of 10
7. Johnny Burnett – Tear It Up
8. Big Star – The Ballad Of El Goodo
9. Johnny West – He Was Saved By Poultry From The Shadow Of Beef
10. Neil Young – Bad Fog of Loneliness (Live)
11. Dog Day – Joyride
12. Crystal Stilts – Nature Noir
13. Speed – She’s All There
14. Space Trees – I Need You
15. Dick Dale – Surfin’ Rebel
16. Tay Falco’s Panther Burns – Snatch It Back
17. Moods – Rum Drunk
18. In-Sect – Let This Be A Lesson
19. The Black Lips – Boys In The Wood
20. Alex Chilton – I Wish I Could Meet Elvis
21. Gang Of Four – In The Ditch
22. Hookworms - ii
23. Wire – 40 Versions
24. Buzzcocks – Breakdown (Live At Lesser Trade Free Hall – July 21, 1978)
25. Buzzcocks - What Do I Get (Live At Lesser Trade Free Hall – July 21, 1978)

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for January 14. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.