We touched all the bases (in a special way): jazz, rap, reggae, punk, dub, dust, and a whole lot more. This episode was a great way to earn your Xaos merit badge.
The playlist is below (and the podcast is coming soon), and I've added some videos and links as well: enjoy!
Tied & Tickled Trio - Observing Systems
David Bowie - Andy Warhol -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol_%28song%29
Mr Bungle - Air Conditioned Nightmare -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4rqXqpLCZ0
Hüsker Dü - Lifeline -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Circus
Rah Bras - Herculine Androgyn -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rah_Bras
Add N to X - Total All Out Water
Venetian Snares - Felbomlasztott Mentokocsi (Bong-Ra remix) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_eIV_DLGN8
Forss - Journeyman -- http://forss.to/
Chuck D et al - Gunslinging Bird (from Weird Nightmare)
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Want Fi Go Rave -- http://lintonkwesijohnson.com
Micachu & The Shapes - Floor
Amon Tobin - Surge
Marc Ribot - While My Guitar Gently Weeps -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFhPaWvp-y0
Chet Baker - Everything Happens to Me
LARD - Forkboy (with Jello Biafra)
Bad Religion - Operation Rescue
Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues
Kalahari Surfers - 9866
B Fleischmann - Guided By Beats
Bob Dylan - Desolation Row -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9T0zNfO8t0
David Bowie - Speed of Life
Califone - Golden Ass
Spearhead - Piece of Peace
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone
The Replacements - Color Me Impressed
Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
The Fall - Big New Prinz
The Rezillos - Top of the Pops
Michael Nyman - Venus De Milo
Oscar Peterson Trio - Swinging On A Star
Robyn Hitchcock - Tell Me About Your Drugs
Screamin Jay Hawkins - Little Demon -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKd4EpQPRbg
Tom Waits - Heartattack & Vine
The Constructus Corporation - Go To The Arcade
Frank Zappa - Camarillo Brillo
Chumbawumba - Stitch That -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQY6R4TdaKE
John Cale - Darling, I need you
Killbilly - Darling Girl
T-Rex - Left-Hand Luke (Acoustic)
Television - Venus De Milo (Brian Eno demo) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tGomCFR_W0
Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly Freakout
Tom Tom Club - She's a Freak
Firewater - Hey Clown
Raymond Scott - Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
Wire - Ex-Lion Tamer
Wire - Different to Me
The Jam - Circus
The Futureheads - Carnival Kids
Raymond Scott - Minutet in Jazz
Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner, et al - Naima (A tribute to John Coltrane)
Starting off with another great tune off Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, and then touring some like-minded rootsy, American-ish tunes. Red Red Meat, Danny Barnes, Reverend Horton Heat, The Handsome Family, even Husker Du. Then we went deep on dub, including a couple tunes from the "Dub Will Tear Us Apart" dub tribute to Joy Division.
The show kicks off with a flashback to rock stuff, classic and other, in quick homage to the last 2 weeks of Rock on Can Haz DJ.
Then it was straight into the delicious deep bass, skittery riddims and echoey echos. A really fun, flowing show--I hope you like it!
Full playlist at:
Details coming on the blog--playlist not yet updated.
Sex Pistols - Holiday In The Sun
Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
Japandroids - Art Czar
Mark Lanegan - Hit The City
The Dicks - Rich Daddy
Art Brut - Alcoholics Unanimous
Reverend Horton Heat - Bad Reputation
The Delta 72 - Rich Girls Like to Steal
The Mumlers - Coffin Factory
Ada Doom - Talking to Water
[a song whose name I forget]
Wire - Read & Burn
Jesus Lizard - Then Comes Dudley
Cage The Elephant - 2024
The Ettes - Dead and Gone
The Futureheads - Trying Not To Think About Time
Poster Children - The Bottle
Graven Image - Close Your Eyes (1983)
It was pure rock from the 3rd song to 1AM Weds morning (and beyond). From Albini to Zevon and Hooker to Van Halen, Rock in all its flavors of Rock from Cheap Tricks to Jesus Lizards and AC/DC to X.
The regular 10pm-1am podcast is being fine-tuned and will appear within a day or so.
We were also on the eve of what was supposed to be The Rapture (on 5/21/2011), so I included a few songs about Armageddon and related matters. Including tunes by Bad Religion, Fishbone, Oingo Boingo, and Aldo Nova.
All that and a flashback to the previous week's feature on 1977 era punks then & now. And lots more, check the playlist link...
Plus a flashback to the previous week's theme of worldly electronica: Tabla Beat Science, M.I.A., Pablo's Eye, and Balkan Beat Box amongst others.
We also flashed-back to piano month, just ended, with one last chunk of great piano players. We played a tune for Poly and one from the newly released Gaiman-Palmer-Folds-Kulash project 8in8, plus a song off the brand new Tied & Tickled Trio CD (who play that catchy CanHazDJ theme song).
12 out of 10 dentists recommend Can Haz DJ, for their patients who chew radio.
Even more tonight, as we try and cram in all the best players that haven't yet been played (and more from several who have already). Oscar Peterson, Paul Bley, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick, Cecil Taylor, Phillip Glass, Art Tatum, Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner and a whole lot more.
Death is the theme this time: with a dash of murder, a bit of heaven, a blast of hell, and special set of The Stranglers (cuz Hugh Cornwell was just in town). It may surprise you, but it's actually a very upbeat and fun show full of great music, theme be damned as the case may be.
The lineup runs from Oingo Boingo to Charles Mingus, Warren Zevon to Squirrel Nut Zippers to Crime to Chumbawumba to Pavement. Yup, that is wide-ranging.
All that and a flashback to the previous week’s ads N Peel Sessions theme. Then finished the night with a mixed bag of Punk, Jazz, Dub, “Americana” (or whatever you call aged-punks playing banjo through effects pedals), New Wave, select Comedy, and a bit of everything else. Hopefully we did the opposite of making John Peel turn over in his grave.
I also fit in a bunch of TV show themes, including the “Bewitched” with lyrics, sung by Peggy Lee. Also I gave a bunch of focus to one of my heroes: John Peel by playing a big fat block of music recorded at Peel Sessions. That included, naturally, a number of songs by The Fall (his favorite band of all time).
Another sub-theme included a farewell to The White Stripes who called it quits the past week. We played 3 tracks they recorded in Peel Sessions. I also fit in a bunch of awesome covers from various Peel Sessions. And finished with a phat lickle dub set. And
The touchstone for this week’s show is this lesser known album featuring but not led by John Coltrane.
From All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-cats-r165664/review
"In 1957, the greatest year for recorded music including modern jazz, Detroit was a hot spot, a centerpiece to many hometown heroes as well as short-term residents like John Coltrane and Miles Davis. It was here that Trane connected with pianist Tommy Flanagan, subsequently headed for the East Coast, and recorded this seminal hard bop album. In tow were fellow Detroiters--drummer Louis Hayes, bassist Doug Watkins, and guitarist Kenny Burrell, with the fine trumpeter from modern big bands Idrees Sulieman as the sixth wheel. From the opening number, the classic "Minor Mishap," you realize something special is happening."
Enjoy the show!