Monthly Archives: December 2020

#447

December 29, 2020

Last show of 2020 is an all vinyl LP tracks comfort show, pulled as if on auto-pilot to showcase some records I love that have undiscovered joys. The show starts right off at peak with Tommy Jay. The 4 song quartet of Danny Graham, Joe Ghatt, Torgeir Waldemar and Irmão Victor capture exactly what I want to say with this show. In the second hour the pair of tracks by Jordan Jones and No Direction carry the torch. BMX Banditos and Velvet Crush close out the 2 hours tying it all together nicely.

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Part One
Artist Song Release Label
Tommy Jay I Was There Tommy Jay’s Tall Tales of Trauma Assophon Records
Parsnip Seafarer When the Tree Bears Fruit Trouble In Mind
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs And Your Bird Can Sing Under the Covers: The Best of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs Demon Records
Chris Bell I Don’t Know I Am The Cosmos Omnivore Recordings ‎
Danny Graham Watercolours In The Sun Danny Graham Xerox Music
Joe Ghatt Turn to Burn Banana Sludge Six Tonnes De Chair Records
Torgeir Waldemar Leaf in The Wind Love Jansen Records
Irmão Victor Canção Pra Minha Chaleira Vermelha Irmão Victor Pop Supérette
Nick Lowe Featuring Los Straitjackets ‎ Venus Lay It On Me Yep Roc Records
Gerry Cinnamon ‎ Every Man’s Truth The Bonny Little Runaway Records ‎
The Limiñanas Feat. Peter Hook ‎ Garden Of Love Garden Of Love Andrew Weatherall Remix Because Music
Red Lights Kitty Red Lights In The Red Records
Chris Spedding Wild In The Street Hurt RAK
The Last That’s Just Life Look Again House Arrest
Part Two
Artist Song Release Label
House Of Pants Photographs Pressed Amorous Records
The Scruffs Now Teenage Tragedies 1974​​-​​1979 Pop Supérette
The Springfields Bicycle Song Singles 1986-1991 Slumberland Records ‎
Jordan Jones Understood Jordan Jones Spaghetty Town Records
No Direction Charity Fool No Direction Rerun Records
Faz Waltz Born In The Wrong Time Rebel Kicks Spaghetty Town Records
The Radiators Kitty Ricketts Ghostown Chiswick Records
The Exploding Hearts Modern Kicks (Alternate Version) Shattered Dirtnap Records
Zac Stay Up All Night Zac Damaged Goods
The Shivvers Life Without You The Shivvers Rerun Records
Wipers ‎ Different Ways Land Of The Lost Jackpot Records
The Haskels Walk To The Beach The Haskels Splunge Communications Inc. ‎
The Cure ‎ Meathook Rare 70s Recordings 18 Age Records
E. Coli 100 Hit To Drool Triple X Records
Naked Prey ‎ Blind Man Live In Tucson Fundamental
BMX Banditos But Tonight C86 Glass Modern
Velvet Crush Superstar In The Presence Of Greatness Glass Modern

#446

December 22, 2020

When Gulls Window Circus moved from the Boston College studio of WZBC to home recording in March, new opportunities opened up – where shows were previously composed of what I threw in a bag, now the whole of my collection was at the disposal of each and every show, and any whim could be followed as inspiration arose. This week you have the first ever Gulls Window Circus Christmas show – I believe it will spread joy and be fun to listen to.

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Part One
Artist Song Release Label
The Reducers Nothing for Christmas Season’s Greetings Rave On Records
Ramones ‎ Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) Brain Drain Sire
Peter Holsapple Combo Christmas Must Be Tonight Christmas Must Be Tonight Omnivore Recordings
Peter Holsapple Combo Felt Like Summer (But It Looked Like Christmas) Christmas Must Be Tonight Omnivore Recordings
Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos Hooray For Santa Claus Hooray For Santa Claus Modern Harmonic
The Fleshtones Hooray For Santa Claus Hooray For Santa Claus Modern Harmonic
Rev. Horton Heat Santa Bring My Baby Back We Three Kings Yep Roc Records
Rev. Horton Heat Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy We Three Kings Yep Roc Records
Rev. Horton Heat Santa On The Roof We Three Kings Yep Roc Records
The Point On Comet A Midnight Christmas Mess Midnight Records
Dogmatics X’mas Time (It Sure Doesn’t Feel Like It) A Midnight Christmas Mess Midnight Records
Plan 9 Merry Christmas A Midnight Christmas Mess Midnight Records
Josie Cotton Everyday Is Like Christmas Missing Fink Records Presents: A Spooktacular Christmas Missing Fink Records
The Beatersband Frosty The Snowman Missing Fink Records Presents: A Spooktacular Christmas Missing Fink Records
The Superions ‎ Fruitcake Destination… Christmas! Fanatic Records
Charles Afton Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy The Reindeer Room Volume II Kriztal Entertainment ‎
Vince Guaraldi Trio Skating A Charlie Brown Christmas Fantasy
Aimee Mann River Baby, It’s Cold Outside Hear Music
Part Two
Artist Song Release Label
Unboys Caught up in Christmas Caught up in Christmas Unboys
Monopuff Careless Santa The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza Tarquin Records
The Swirlies Christmas In Kenmore Square The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza Tarquin Records
Brian Dewan Flexible Flyer The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza Tarquin Records
Jon Aley The Best Darn Present In The Whole Wide World The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza Tarquin Records
Mr. Ray & Friends The Holly & The Ivy The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza Tarquin Records
Mach Bell & His Elves C’mon Santa Xmas Snertz: Have a Very Gulcher Christmas! Gulcher Records
Crawlspace Christmas Time Is Here Again Xmas Snertz: Have a Very Gulcher Christmas! Gulcher Records
Kenne Highland & His Vatican Sex Kittens Can I Please Crawl Down Your Chimney? Xmas Snertz: Have a Very Gulcher Christmas! Gulcher Records
Ted Niemiec Be More Often (Christmas Version) Xmas Snertz: Have a Very Gulcher Christmas! Gulcher Records
Swoon 23 Merry Christmas To Me It’s Finally Christmas! Tim/Kerr Records
Dead Moon Christmas Rush It’s Finally Christmas! Tim/Kerr Records
Rudimentary Paste Spirit Of Getting A Drive-By Christmas Legion Records
Grooveworks Santa, What’cha Bringin Me Tonight? A Drive-By Christmas Legion Records
Viola Peacock Jesus Xmas 97 Bedazzled
Difference Engine Snow Xmas 97 Bedazzled
Southern Culture On The Skids Merry Christmas Baby Springer’s 13th Annual Holiday Tuneage Charlie Springer Records
The New Havana Rhythm Kings The Second Noel Blame It On Christmas! Volume 1 Schoolkids’ Records

#445

December 15, 2020

All vinyl rock show. Helen Love sing “We love the way you dance in your plastic pants, like a New York Doll” right before the Johnny Thunders track from the just released Live From Zürich 1985 that starts the second hour. A few Black Friday RSD releases included (Jesus People Music, Luther Dickinson, Blue Öyster Cult, The Bangles, Geraint Watkins & The Dominators, Masters Of Reality, Lou Reed). The Lurkers track London Jeepster has been going through my head, despite its nonsense topic (what the hext is a London jeepster?). The Auteurs track is pretty nifty as well.

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Part One
Artist Song Release Label
U.S. Apple Corps Will the Circle Be Unbroken Jesus People Music Vol. 1: The End is At Hand Aquarium Drunkard
The Prime Movers Blues Band Endless Blues The Prime Movers Blues Band Modern Harmonic
Luther Dickinson ‎ Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down Rock, Live Concert New West Records
Greg Sage ‎ Soul’s Tongue Straight Ahead Luxury Products
Ruts DC ‎ Fools Animal Now Virgin
The Lurkers ‎ London Jeepster Sex Crazy Damaged Goods
The Beat Farmers ‎ Beat Generation Glad ‘N’ Greasy Demon Records
Blue Öyster Cult Before The Kiss, A Red Cap Live ’83 Real Gone Music
The Bangles Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution) Doll Revolution Real Gone Music
Bongwater ‎ Ride My See-Saw Breaking No New Ground! Shimmy Disc
Buzzcocks ‎ Paradise A Different Kind Of Tension Domino
Helen Love ‎ No 1 Star Power On Alcopop! Records
Part Two
Artist Song Release Label
Johnny Thunders Blame It On Mom Live From Zürich 1985 Chunklet Industries
Geraint Watkins & The Dominators Trying Times Geraint Watkins & The Dominators Jungle Records
The Pretty Things ‎ Blue Serge Blues Parachute Madfish
Suzi Quatro ‎ Going Home No Control Steamhammer
Meat Puppets ‎ Seal Whales Up On The Sun MVD Audio
Lora Logic ‎ Hiss And Shake Pedigree Charm Rough Trade
Skyhooks Is This America Living In The 70’s Mercury
David Bowie Look Back In Anger (Live at the Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, 13th October, 1995) Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95) Parlophone UK
Keith Richards ‎ Heartstopper Crosseyed Heart Mindless Records
Masters Of Reality J.B. Witchdance Sunrise On The Sufferbus Real Gone Music
Lou Reed What’s Good (The Thesis) Magic And Loss Sire
The Auteurs ‎ Land Lovers After Murder Park 3 Loop Music
Crosby, Stills & Nash Fair Game CSN Atlantic ‎
David Crosby Cowboy Movie If I Could Only Remember My Name Atlantic

#444

December 8, 2020

The last CD-only rock show in a three week run exposes many many finds that I am glad to bring to your ears. Cover star Mats Wawa cannot go wrong, Paul Levinson welcomes us right before an Opal track, and Ned Doheny reminds me why I defend his so much always. Finally found the right spot for the John Wonderling track I’ve been looking forward to playing since the Summer, and the second hour closes with two Fanny related tracks that are great.

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Part One
Artist Song Release Label
Jeanines Enough Jeanines Slumberland Records
The Wedding Present ‎ What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? Tommy 30 Scopitones
Paul Kelly Midnight Rain Paul Kelly’s Greatest Hits: Songs From The South 1985-2019 Cooking Vinyl Limited
Tony Joe White ‎ Home Made Ice Cream Home Made Ice Cream Music On CD
Blackbird Liberation Chip & Tony Kinman ‎- Sounds Like Music Omnivore Recordings
Smokescreens The Lost Song Used to Yesterday Slumberland Records
Personal Effects Low Riders Personal Effects, A Collection Earring Records
The Honey Pot Tuppence For Your Thoughts To The Edge Of The World And Beyond Mega Dodo
Paul Levinson Welcome Up Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time Old Bear Records
Opal Empty Box Blues Early Recordings Rough Trade Records
Brinsley Schwarz Private Number Live Archive, Vol. 3 Vogon
The Stroppies Burning Bright Look Alive Tough Love Records
Spike Goodnight – Mark E Remix Orange Cloud Version Golf Channel Recordings
Julian Cope Immoral Self Civil War Head Heritage
Part Two
Artist Song Release Label
Terry Reid Seed Of Memory Seed of Memory BGO Records
Ned Doheny Perish the Thought The Darkness Beyond the Fire P-VINE RECORDS
Mud Boy & The Neutrons Brownsville They Walk Among Us KOCH International
The Len Bright Combo You’re Gonna Screw My Head Off Wreckless Eric presents The Len Bright Combo Fire Records
Thin White Rope Valley Of The Bones When Worlds Collide Munster Records
East River Pipe My Life Is Wrong Shining Hours in a Can Merge Records
Mats Wawa Dead Mild Nights Ville Vesten Plateforening
Mata Wawa Blondie Baby Mild Nights Ville Vesten Plateforening
Fotomaker All There In Her Eyes The Fotomaker Collection Rhino Atlantic
John Wonderling ‎ Long Way Home Day Breaks Flashback Records
Tommy Hoehn She Might Look My Way Losing You to Sleep Air Mail Recordings
Cherie Currie & Brie Darling Gimme Some Truth Motivator Blue Elan Records
Fanny Walked The Earth Walk The Earth Fanny Walked the Earth Blue Elan Records

#443

December 1, 2020

A CD-only rock show that more or less continues in the direction of the previous show #442. The Cheese Borger And The Cleveland Steamers was a fine surprise.The Jazzateers track is a joy, as is the Leaving Trains track. I never miss the joy in a Friends Again track either.The closing track by the weirdly named Various Artists ends us in style.

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Part One
Artist Song Release Label
The Teardrop Explodes Camera Camera Zoology Head Heritage
Wasted Youth Housewife Wild and Wandering Bridgehouse Records
Palace Of Swords Lila Engel Head Quarters – An Introduction To Fruits de Mer Records Friends Of The Fish ‎
The Passage A Certain Way To Go Musik Music Musique (1980 | The Dawn Of Synth Pop) Cherry Red Records
Electric Guitars Continental Shelf The Best of Fried Egg Records (Bristol 1979-1980) Bristol Archive Records
Cheese Borger And The Cleveland Steamers Cleveland Terminal Smog Veil Records
Track Star The Big F*ck You The Patio Collection Volume 2 Smilex Records
Jazzateers I’m No Tarzan Don’t Let Your Son Grow up to Be a Cowboy: Unreleased Recordings 1981-82 Cherry Red Records
Gala Drop Holy Heads Gala Drop GDRecords
The Flesh Eaters Youngest Profession Dragstrip Riot SST Records
Ben Vaughn Combo Sharp Dressed Man Outstandingly Ignited (Lyrics By Ernest Noyes Brookings Volume Four) East Side Digital
Julian Cope ‎ Nineteen Ninety-Five Barrowlands F*ck Off & Di
Et Cetera Mellodrama 2a Kraut! Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968 – 1979 Teil 3 Der Süden Bear Family Records
Part Two
Artist Song Release Label
Bobbie Gentry ‎ Okolona River Bottom Band The Delta Sweete Capitol Records Nashville
Giant Sand Back to the Black and Grey Ramp Fire Records
Russ Tolman Talking Hoover Dam Blues Only 39,999,999 Behind “Thriller” – Down There Records 1981-1988 Down There Records
The Detroit Cobras ‎ Insane Asylum Seven Easy Pieces Rough Trade
The Leaving Trains ‎ Creeping Coastline Of Lights Amplified Pillows Steel Cage Records
Shape Of The Rain ‎ Broken Man [Demo Version] Riley, Riley, Wood And Waggett Grapefruit Records
Keith Relf Knowing All The Falling Angels (Solo Recordings & Collaboration 1965-1976) Repertoire Records
Friends Again ‎ Moon 3 Trapped And Unwrapped Cherry Red
Shoes A Thing Of The Past 35 Years: The Definitive Shoes Collection 1977-2012 Real Gone Music
Nikki & The Corvettes He’s A Mover Girls Go Power Pop! Big Beat Records
Detonators Light At Your Window 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo Cherry Red
Daggermen Ivor The Engine Driver Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Revival Edsel Records
VA6 Pit Stop Martin Green Presents: Super Sonics – 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats RPM Records
Kings Of Hong Kong Hell Yeah! At The Rockin’ Record Monster Hop – A Trash Wax Sampler Trash Wax
Nels Cline Totally Tourist The Patio Collection Volume 2 Smilex Records
Wild Beasts Minimum Maximum The Best Of Fried Egg Records (Bristol 1979-1980) Bristol Archive Records
Various Artists Original Mixed Up Kid The Best Of Fried Egg Records (Bristol 1979-1980) Bristol Archive Records