Saturday, August 22, 2015

Revolution Rock: Radio Brain Drain & Episode # 574

On August 16th, 1974 Ramones played their first show as a four-piece band at CBGB’s. To celebrate this fact CJAM FM hosted a selection of programs from August 16-22 that focused on punk music of all forms. Revolution Rock hosted two programs celebrating the spirit and influence of the music created by Ramones.

Revolution Rock: Radio Brain Drain Edition

On Saturday August 22nd, Revolution Rock aired a two-hour program featuring a mixed selection of Ramones songs, including live and demo recordings. There was also music from bands that were influenced by and covered Ramones music and some of the bands that influenced the Ramones.

Saturday Night Radio Brain Drain Playlist (Show 574):

1. Ramones - Judy Is A Punk (Live At The Roxy 1976)
2. Ramones - Cretin Hop
3. Ramones - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
4. The Seeds - Try To Understand
5. Shangri-Las - Hate To Say I Told You So
6. Ronettes - Why Don’t They Let Us Fall In Love
7. The Beach Boys - 409 (Original Mono Long Version)
8. Frank Black - I Heard Ramona Sing
9. Ramones - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
10. Tom Waits - The Return Of Jackie & Judy
11. Tom Waits - Danny Says
12. Teenage Head With Marky Ramone - Let's Shake
13. Teenage Head With Marky Ramone - Some Kinda Fun
14. Ramones - Everytime I Eat Vegetables I Think Of You
15. Ramones - I Need Your Love
16. The Strokes - Life’s A Gas
17. Sonic Youth - Beat On The Brat
18. The Who - I'm A Boy
19. New York Dolls - Trash
20. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Born To Lose
21. Ramones - Chinese Rock
22. Ramones - I Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
23. The Undertones - Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Live At The Casbah 1977)
24. The Dishrags - I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
25. The Action - TV's On The Blink
26. Lowlife - Thinking Naturally
27. Stark Naked & The Fleshtones - I Broke Her Heart, She Broke My Arm
28. The Real Mackenzies - Dropping Like Flies
29. Sleater-Kinney - I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
30. Ramonetures - I Wanna Be Well
31. Elvis Presley - Trying To Get To You
32. Ramones - Slug (Demo)
33. Ramones - Chainsaw
34. Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for August 22. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

As a side note and for those keeping count, episode 573 of Revolution Rock was a repeat episode that originally aired back in April 2015. You can download that episode here and find the playlist in this post.

Revolution Rock: The Last Pogo Jumps Again Edition

In December 2014, I interviewed Colin Brunton who along with Kire Paputts directed The Last Pogo Jumps Again. This is a documentary chronicling the early Toronto punk/new wave music scenes form 1976-1978. I re-aired this interview with a selection of bands from the early Toronto punk/new wave music scenes for this special episode of Revolution Rock that aired on Tuesday 18.

Here is an excerpt from a review I did of the film:

From what began at a theatre that used to show B-movies entitled the 99 Cent Roxy in conjunction with the Ramones playing a series of shows at a venue called The New Yorker, a chord was struck with aspiring musicians and artists alike. Both of these venues were run by who are referred to as the two Gary’s (Gary Topp and Gary Cormier), who both supported the scene and booked acts and many of the venues that they would run throughout the early parts of this scene. The Last Pogo Jumps Again leaps into coverage of several of the heavyweights in this early music scene such as The Diodes, who took their power pop influenced punk sounds to CBS Records Canada, becoming the first Canadian punk band signed to a major label and The Viletones. They took punk to new extremes, both literally and musically.

Read the full review here.

Check out the interview I did with Colin Brunton:

LPJA Playlist (Show 573):

1. The Diodes - Shapes Of Things To Come
2. The Secrets - Rock Music
3. The Poles - Prime Time
4. The Dishes - Summer Reaction (Crash & Burn)
5. The Curse - I Accuse You (Demo)
6. The Fits - Bored of Education


7. The Government - Flat Tire
8. The Scenics - I'm Hurt
9. Cardboard Brains - Babies Run My World (Live)
10. The Mods - Step Out Tonight (Live)
11. The Viletones - Possibilites

Download this episode here.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Spiritual Nap Machine & Show # 572

Poster by The Ugly Vision
Windsor’s What Seas What Shores are getting ready to release their second full-length album Spiritual Nap Machine. The album was recorded at Sound Foundry Studios in Kingsville, Ontario and captures the band in a live off the floor fashion. Videos have appeared for two of the songs from this upcoming release that were filmed live at Mackenzie Hall and showcase the band’s ambient, post rock inspired sound. In April 2015, What Seas What Shores embarked on a Pacific tour where they played a series of shows in Taiwan and Japan. They are currently on a short tour with Shuhari from Tokyo in Ontario. Spiritual Nap Machine is set to be released this fall.

Find out more about Spiritual Nap Machine What Seas What Shores at their bandcamp page.

Saturday Night Playlist:

1. The Dirt Merchants - I Found Another Girl
2. Checkerlads - Baby Send For Me
3. Quid - Crazy Things
4. La Luz - What Good Am I?
5. The Challengers - Skinned Shins
6. The Mel-Tones - The Last Papaya
7. The Stones - Surf’s Up
8. Chad Vangaalen - Cosmic Destroyer
9. Middle Sister - Cries Of The Wild
10. What Seas What Shores - Czar Bomba
11. Talking Heads - Seen Not Seen
12. The Clash - Red Angel Dragnet
13. Dee Dee King - Brooklyn Babe
14. Nolan Strong & The Diablos - Try Me One More Time
15. Bruce Springsteen - Ain’t Good Enough For You
16. King Khan & BBQ Show - Never Felt Like This
17. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs - All To Myself
18. The Modern Lovers - I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms
19. Lou Reed - Wait
20. Thee Rum Coves - Cosmo
21. The Routes - Day And Night
22. The Hives - Insane
23. No Exit - No Excuse
24. The Lurkers - Go-Go-Go
25. Ricked Wicky - Too Strong For No One To See You
26. The Velvet Underground - Train Round The Bend
27. Crystal Eyes - The Unknown
28. 63 Monroe - She's Electric
29. Mick Futures - Cold Emotions
30. Mick Futures - Two Heads

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for August 8. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Daniel Romano, When It Comes To You & Show # 571

Daniel Romano - If I've Only One Time Askin'

Daniel Romano’s latest release If I’ve One Time Askin’ is the follow-up to 2013’s Come Cry With Me. Sung in his own deep voice, Romano brings us eleven songs telling tales in a way only he can. Authentic is a word that can be used to describe Romano’s sound.  His country influences are apparent, but the sounds of Americana also seep into Romano’s song's on If I’ve Only One Time Askin’. Horn sections appear on some tracks and there is also an indie rock element found here as well. Romano is commonly referred to for his retro country twang in reviews, but this album references different influences by asking the right kind of questions without expecting any answers.

Dead Ghosts - Self-titled

Vancouver’s Dead Ghosts first released their self-titled album back in 2010. The album brought us thirteen songs of garage rock in addition to adding elements of country into the bands dirty sound. Recently re-issued by Burger Records, the album’s cover drawn by Cassie Ramone (of Vivian Girls) depicts a variety of symbols and a desert-looking landscape. The primitive imagery perfectly exemplifies the primitive lo-fi garage stylings of the band’s sound. Throughout the album’s thirteen tracks, Dead Ghosts take us through a gritty landscape of primitive proportions complete with subtle turns and strong hooks.

Saturday Night Playlist:

1. The Mach V - If I Could
2. The Savages - The World Ain’t Round It’s Square
3. The Bell Peppers - Soda Pop
4. Roxy Music - Editions Of You
5. Night Terrors - All Right Now
6. Leonard Coen - I’m Your Man
7. Jim O'Rouke - Half Life Crisis
8. The Bellfuries - Bad Seed Sown
9. Allison Brown - All Our Emergencies
10. Daniel Romano - The One That Got Away (Came Back Today)
11. Violent Femmes - Telephone Book
12. The Who - The Punk And the Godfather
13. The Who - Bell Boy
14. Titus Andronicus - No Future Part IV, No Future Triumphant
15. Neil Young - Sedan Delivery
16. Dead Ghosts - I Want Your Love
17. Nap Eyes - Oh My Friends
18. She Serpent - In Slow Motion
19. Doug And The Slugs - Day By Day
20. Flesh Rag - Is This Real? (Demo)
21. Charlie Pickett & The Eggs - If This Is Love Can I Get My Money Back
22. The Cure - Accuracy
23. Ty Segall - Circles
24. Ty Segall - I Am With You

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for August 1. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.