Category Archives: LP tracks


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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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

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


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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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

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


November 10, 2020

A rock show that seemed to gather itself like letters on a Ouija board. Here in the US we just completed a tumultuous election, and this show is like a run in the field that will make you happy.

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Artist Song Release Label
Alice Cooper ‎ Elected Billion Dollar Babies Warner Bros. Records
Warsaw Pakt Dog Fight Needle Time Munster Records
The Flesh Eaters ‎ Secret Life Forever Came Today Superior Viaduct
Snuky Tate New Time Break The Rules #8: Rare Punkrock 1978-’82 Insekten Records
The Flyin’ Spiderz You Gotta Help Me The Flyin’ Spiderz Music On Vinyl
Comsat Angels Ju Ju Money Bouquet Of Steel Aardvark
Mother’s Ruin Dany Hot Dog Lasst Die Alten Sterben Swisspunk ‎
Fuzzy Duck Mrs. Prout Fuzzy Duck Be With Records
The Beat Farmers ‎ Blue Chevrolet Van Go Curb Records
NRBQ ‎ Get Real In • Frequencies Omnivore Recordings
Tin Huey ‎ I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts Contents Dislodged During Shipment Warner Bros. Records
Talking Heads ‎ Mind (Alternate Mix) Fear Of Music Unreleased Outtakes Sire
The Fleshtones Alex Trebek Face Of The Screaming Werewolf Yep Roc Records
Ace Crazy World No Strings Anchor

Artist Song Release Label
The Wee Cherubs Dreaming The Merry Makers Optic Nerve Recordings
BOB Telepathy You Can Stop That For A Start Optic Nerve Recordings
Jonathan King Gay Girl Bubblerock Is Here To Stay! (The British Pop Explosion 1970-73) Grapefruit Records ‎
Rudi Yummy Yummy (29 May 1980) Killed By John Peel Vol 1 Vatican Radio Records
Nils Lofgren Happy I Came To Dance A&M Records
Nancy Priddy My Friend Frank You’ve Come This Way Before Modern Harmonic
Terry Stamp Brushin’ With The Law Twenty Rough Rotters 1980-1989 The Bomb Shelter Tapes Just Add Water
The William Loveday Intention Again And Again People Think They Know Me … … But They Don’t Know Me Damaged Goods
Deep Purple Exposition/We Can Work It Out Looking Through A Glass Onion – The Beatles Psychedelic Songbook 1966-1972 Grapefruit Records
Suzi Quatro Four Letter Words Suzi… And Other Four Letter Words RSO
The Reducers With Roger C. Reale Rock It To The Kremlin Wake The Neighbors Rave On Records
The Strand You And Me Seconds Waiting Wasp Records
Treble Boys Finally Catchin’ On Real Life In The Red Meanbean Records
Bruce Moody Rainy Day Get Fresh! Meanbean Records
The Wild Cherries ‎ I’m The Sea (Stop Killing Me) I’m The Sea (Stop Killing Me) Just Add Water


September 15, 2020

A rock show that should prove most pleasing. The RSD on August 29 saw the rerelease of the Cleveland Confidential compilation. We will get to that in a few weeks, but this show starts off with two Cleveland area bands, BPA and Qi-ZZ. Immediately following, two of my favorites, Naked Prey and Nymphs (Inger Lorre). The Flamin’ Groovies do a 1974 track that foreshadows their signature Shake Some Action track, then another personal fave band Leaving Trains, followed by the Sid & Nancy story chronicled by fellow NYC artist Philip Rambow. A Dan Stuart (Green On Red) track that is not on any of his records, a song by the recently departed Walter Lure (Waldos) and three jewels (Tommy Hoehn, Ned Doheny and Mats Wawa) and you have one heck of a show.

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Artist Song Release Label
BPA ‎ My Son Maybe Use My Knife 1980-1986 Shake It! Records
Qi-ZZ Beach Music Auto Glamour Sound: A Hospital Records Compilation Shake It! Records
Naked Prey Love Me To Death And Then I Shot Everyone ¡Epiphany! ‎
Nymphs Cold / Cats Nymphs DGC
The Flamin’ Groovies Blues from Phyllis Between The Lines The Complete Jordan/Wilson Songbook ’71-81 Grown Up Wrong!
The Leaving Trains Smoke Follows Beauty Smoke Follows Beauty SST Records
Philip Rambow Victim The Rebel Kind: Anthology 1972-2020 Cherry Red Records
The Long Ryders I Want You Bad Two Fisted Tales Cherry Red
Steve Harley Out Of Time Uncovered Absolute
Neil Young Separate Ways Homegrown Reprise
Dan Stuart Everybody’s Happy Five Years Of Fluff And Gravy Fluff And Gravy Records
Peter Perrett Hard to Say No How The West Was Won Domino Recording Co
The Stroppies Holes in Everything Look Alive Tough Love Records
Pointed Sticks Perfect Youth Perfect Youth Sudden Death Records
20/20 Nuclear Boy Come On Let’s Go! (Power Pop Gems From The 70s & 80s) Ace

Artist Song Release Label
Fotomaker Two Can Make It Work The Fotomaker Collection Rhino Atlantic
The Hollywood Stars Escape Sound City Burger
Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost Signed D.C. Universal Vagrant Mean Disposition
Groundhogs Split-Part Two Split Fire
Cycle Rich Man, Poor Man, Pig Cosmic Clouds Rise Above Relics
Be Bop Deluxe Third Floor Heaven Axe Victim Esoteric Recordings
Tear Gas Look What Else Is Happenin’ Piggy Go Getter Esoteric Recordings
The Waldos Sorry Rent Party Jungle
Sleepers Seventh World The Less An Object Tim/Kerr Records
Tommy Hoehn I Know I Love You Now Losing You To Sleep Air Mail Recordings
Ned Doheny Between Two Worlds The Darkness Beyond the Fire Numero Group
Julian Cope That Ain’t No Way To Make A Million Self Civil War Head Heritage
Mats Wawa Psychedelic Overlord Mild Nights Flake Records
East River Pipe Put-Down Poor Fricky Merge Records


September 1, 2020

What is this show? Maybe better to ask what it isn’t… Starts off consistent with soul funk boogie during the first hour, but in the second hour starts to mutate through beat tracks, 60s Mod, balearic, then ambient to take you on a full trip whose concept was solidified from the first track of hour one. I would direct you to be sure to hear the D-Day and Al Tone tracks. Having listened to this finished show twice, if you want to hear how good an ambient track can be, play the Jonny Nash, Suzanne Kraft track!

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Artist Song Release Label
Jade 4U Rainbows (Midnight Mix) Retour Au Club Meduse Compiled by Charles Bals Spacetalk Records
Bread & Butter Pink Shadow Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986 Light In The Attic
Jarmaz Night City Life (Disco Remix) Night City Life Spacetalk Records
Yves Simon Amazoniaque (La Decadanse Edit) DDR003 Deviant Disco Records
Captain Mustard Quiet Move (Special Dance Mix) Fingertracks: Vol 1 ESP Institute
D-Day Sweet Sultan Magic Carpet : Contemporary Music 1982-1994 Harmonie Exotic
Tom Sanders I’ll Get To That Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 Light In The Attic
Revelation Feel The Music Love Affairs Tambourine Party Records
Al-Tone Why They Say Al-Tone Edits 0002 Al-Tone Edits
The Masqueraders Do You Love Me Baby? We’re Gonna Have A Party! The Soul Of Wand Records Sundazed Music
The Pearls On And On (Waxist Edit) On And On Isle Of Jura Records
Andrew Kitchen Attack Of The Boogie (TZ + Hersh Edit) Attack Of The Chicago Boogie Star Creature

Artist Song Release Label
African People Aaaaaahh!! Cosmic Discotheque Vol.2 Naughty Rhythm Records
Life Cat’s Eyes Cosmic Discotheque – 12 Junkshop Disco Funk Gems From The 70s Take It Acid Is
The Black On White Affair Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound Light In The Attic
Goldie & The Gingerbreads Look For Me Baby Girls With Guitars Know Why! Ace
St. Louis Union Think About Me A North Side Story Wyldwax
Force Five Yeah I’m Waiting Yeah I’m Waiting Wyldwax
Petros Skoutaris Yusurum – Part I Tropika Into The Light Records
Ferdi Fading Away All One Claremont 56
LNS Pizzica Tarantata n.014 rework Tarantismo: Odyssey of an Italian Ritual FLEE
Hear & Now Alba Sol Alba Sol Claremont 56
Jonny Nash, Suzanne Kraft Knife A Heart So White Melody As Truth
Fools Source Fools’ Harp, Vol. 1 Music From Memory


August 25, 2020

LP tracks show of what I am calling fuzzy/fringe. That is, what stated as a punk show, upon closer examination, became a melange of bands slightly outside the typical boundaries of that sound. They had a fuzzy connection to punk, and were all fringe members of the punk community. So there you go, fuzzy/fringe. Many tracks I loved so much listening to over and over as I prepared this. I will especially draw attention to Eddie Criss Group, with their track that reminded me of ‘The In Crowd’ as interpreted by Bryan Ferry, SF’s House Of Pants, Richmond VA’s Prevaricators from their critically despised second LP, and to cover star Bill Case, who proves that you don’t have to look effeminate to be glam!

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Artist Song Release Label
The Bleak Engineers Multidimensional Way (Deviant Version) New Frontiers Six Tonnes De Chair Records
Pagans Final Solution Pirate’s Cove 9/24/79 Thermionic Records
Whirlywirld Boys Of The Badlands Complete Discography 1978 80 HoZac
The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good And Evil She Is Beyond Good And Evil Radar Records
Senyawa & Stephen O’Malley ‎ Bima Dan Ular Naga, Part I Bima Sakti iDEAL Recordings
Snuky Tate My Girl Babylon Under Pressure Animal Records
Dick Taylor & The Red Squirls Edith Groove Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones MVD Audio
Eddie Criss Group Killer Undertaker HoZac Archival
Wipers ‎ Just A Dream Away Land Of The Lost Jackpot Records
14th Wish 14th Wish 14th Wish HoZac Records
Mission Of Burma Peking Spring Peking Spring Taang! Records
The Reducers Screaming Too Cruise To Nowhere Rave On Records
Bill Case I’m Your Hero Bootboy Discotheque You Better Run Records ‎
Sunflower Bean ‎ Come For Me King Of The Dudes Mom+Pop

Artist Song Release Label
Signals Gotta Let Go Rodney On The ROQ Vol. III Posh Boy
The Chicks I Feel Fine The Sound Of The ‘Chicks’ Sundazed
Personal Effects ‎ I Had Everything This Is It Earring Records
The Scruffs Never Too Late Teenage Tragedies 1974​​-​​1979 Pop Supérette
House Of Pants Scenes Pressed Amorous Records
Coloured Balls Flash Liberate Rock Singles and More 1972-1975 Just Add Water
Short Dogs Grow Schoolhouse Matt Dillon Rough Trade
Prevaricators Slowlife Detente Disrupted Records
Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue I Can’t Control Myself Radio Active Big Sound
Running From Daylight Coffin For Two Missing Fink Records Presents: A Spooktacular Christmas Missing Fink Records
Faz Waltz Rock’n’Roll Is Tough Rebel Kicks Spaghetty Town Records
The Radiators Confidential Ghostown Chiswick Records
The Exploding Hearts Shattered (You Left Me) Shattered Dirtnap Records
The Last She Don’t Know Why I’m Here L.A. Explosion! BOMP!
Zac Superhero Zac Damaged Goods
E. Coli Monsters To Drool Triple X Records


August 18, 2020

LP tracks show of a rock sub-genre I am calling ‘coasting’ – that is, tracks where the artist lets space permeate the track a little more than usual, giving them a smooth groove feel. One of the things I learned this show was that many of the tracks that follow this model end in a fade out. I think there are many great tracks you will want to hear, though I will especially call out the Ray Alexander Technique track in the second hour. Looking through the cuts, I have to say there is nothing here I would NOT steer you to if you were sitting in the room with me.

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Artist Song Release Label
The Distractions Nothing Lasts Go Dark Occultation Recordings
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs Melissa Under the Covers: The Best of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs Demon Records
Alejandro Escovedo Diana More Oar – A Tribute To The Skip Spence Album Modern Harmonic
ZZ Top Jesus Just Left Chicago Tres Hombres London Records
Karen Marks You Bring These Things Cold Café Efficient Space
Belle Gonzalez Bottles Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ‎– English Weather Ace
McCarthy The Myth Of The North-South Divide The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth Optic Nerve Recordings
The Embarrassment ‎ Beautiful Day God Help Us Bar/None Records
Jim Sullivan Sonny Jim Jim Sullivan Light In The Attic
Big Front Yard On The Hill Big Front Yard Thylacine Records
Hairband Bee Hairband Monorail Music ‎
Paul Weller On Sunset On Sunset Polydor
Traffic Hidden Treasure Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ‎– Occasional Rain Ace

Artist Song Release Label
Torgeir Waldemar Truncated Souls Love Jansen Records
The Springfields Tomorrow Ends Today Singles 1986-1991 Slumberland Records
Jordan Jones Waiting Jordan Jones Spaghetty Town Records
Irmão Victor A Flor Do Meu Bairro Se Mandou Irmão Victor Pop Supérette
Mood Six Eternal A Matter Of! PVC Records ‎
Wizzard I Dun Lotsa Cryin’ Over You Introducing Eddy And The Falcons Warner Bros. Records ‎
Chris Spedding Woman Trouble Hurt RAK
The Cure ‎ Accuracy Rare 70s Recordings 18 Age Records ‎
The Voids I’m In A Fix Sunlight Glide – 15 Flower Power Trippers From The 60s & 70s Take It Acid Is
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Betrayal Takes Two Blank Generation Sire
Joe Ghatt ‎ Farewell Banana Sludge Third Eye Stimuli Records
Ray Alexander Technique My World Let’s Talk Now-Again Records
Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets Venus Lay It On Me Yep Roc Records ‎
Razorcuts Sorry to Embarrass You Storyteller Optic Nerve Recordings
Brinsley Schwarz Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song) It’s All Over Now Mega Dodo