Friday, September 21, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #239: September 21, 2018

Exploration has been a big part of our history, and it will be a big part of our future. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about exploring in hour 2. Whether it's on the road or through space, explorers pave the way for everyone else. They just have to hope they don't run into any unsavory characters.

The adventurous playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Spirit of the Beehive - Can I Receive the Contact?/Hypnic Jerks
The Goon Sax - She Knows/We're Not Talking
Guerilla Toss - Meteorological/Twisted Crystal
Johnny Marr - Hi Hello/Call the Comet
Thin Lips - Sex is Complicated/Chosen Family
Gold Muse - Centerfold/Blue - Centerfold
E - Down She Goes/Negative Work
Idles - Gram Rock/Joy as an Act of Resistance
Ovlov - Baby Alligator/Tru
Bodega - Truth is Not Punishment/Endless Scroll
Mourn - Bye Imbecile!/Sorpresa Familia
White Denim - It Might Get Dark/Performance
Lucero - Among the Ghosts/Among the Ghosts
Smokescreens - Someone Knew/Used to Yesterday
Klammer - Mechanical Boy/You Have Been Processed
Chastity - Scary/Death Lust
Oh Sees - Sentient Oona/Smote Reverser

Hour 2: Exploring
Superchunk - Driveway to Driveway/Foolish
Husker Du - Travel in the Opposite Car (live)/Savage Young Du
The Pursuit of Happiness - The Downward Road (Revisited)/The Downward Road
The Tragically Hip - Looking for a Place to Happen/Fully Completely
The Black Crowes - Another Roadside Tragedy/The Band
Drive-By Truckers - Road Cases/Southern Rock Opera
R.E.M. - Drive/Automatic for the People
Ween - Joppa Road/Chocolate & Cheese
Paul Weller - Driving Nowhere/Heavy Soul
XTC - Roads Girdle the Globe/Drums and Wires
Mr. Airplane Man - Travelin'/C'mon DJ
Screaming Trees - Traveler/Dust
Mark Lanegan Band - Driving Death Valley Blues/Bubblegum
Motorhead - (We Are) The Road Crew/Ace of Spades
Led Zeppelin - Travelling Riverside Blues/Led Zeppelin box set
OFF! - Man From Nowhere/OFF!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #238: September 14, 2018

A lot of people fake it through life, whether it's in their relationships, at work or to themselves. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about fakery in hour 2. They're genuinely good.

This playlist is all too real:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Antarctico Vespucci - White Noise/Love in the Time of E-mail
Billy Moon - Animal/Punk Songs
Oh Sees - Overthrown/Smote Reverser
Active Bird Community - Unwind With Me/Amends
Pill - Fruit/Soft Hell
Kilcid Band - The Good Get Gone/The Good Get Gone
Miss World - Carb Yr Enthusiasm/Keeping Up With Miss World
Genital Panic - Action Pants/Pussygrabber
Colleen Green - U Coulda Been an A/Casey's Tape - Harmontown Loops
Gold Muse - Blue/Blue - Centerfold
Pile -  Big Web/Odds and Ends
Baked - Good for You/II
Fond Hab - Ughed/Wronked
E - Pennies/Negative Work
Jim James - No Use Waiting/Uniform Distortion
Albert Hammond, Jr. - Harder, Harder, Harder/Francis Trouble
Parquet Courts - When the Water Gets Too High/Wide Awake!

Hour 2: Fake
Eric B. & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke/Paid In Full
A Tribe Called Quest - Butter/The Low End Theory
Public Enemy - Don't Believe the Hype/It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco/Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
The Go! Team - Fake ID/Proof of Youth
Washer - Everybody Sounds Fake/All Aboard
R.E.M. - Imitation of Life/Reveal
The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone/Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone
The National - Fake Empire/Boxer
The New Pornographers - The Fake Headlines/Mass Romantic
Mission of Burma - Fake Blood/OnOFFOn
Obits - Fake Kinkade/I Blame You
Ty Segall - The Faker/Manipulator
Death From Above 1979 - If We Don't Make It We'll Fake It/Heads Up
Calories - Let's Pretend That We're Older/Let's Pretend That We're Older
L7 - Pretend We're Dead/Bricks Are Heavy

Friday, September 07, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #237: September 7, 2018

Everybody loves birthdays, and Stuck In Thee Garage is no exception. This week marks the 5th birthday for the show and for, so I celebrated by playing songs about staying power in hour 2. Make sure you get a piece of cake, Milton.

This playlist will set the whole building on fire:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Colleen Green - Let Go/Casey's Tape - Harmontown Loops
Kristin Hersh - No Shade in Shadow/Possible Dust Clouds
Petal - Better Than You/Magic Gone
The Beths - You Wouldn't Like Me/Future Me Hates Me
Thin Lips - South America/Chosen Family
The Mutineers - Drug For That/Threshold
The Swagger -  Heart 'N' Soul/Single
Desert Mountain Tribe - Way Back to You/Om Parvat Mystery
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - An Air-Conditioned Man/Hope Downs
Slaves - The Lives They Wish They Had/Acts of Fear and Love
Goon - Slab Roller/Dusk of Punk - Happy Omen
Baked - Hope You're Happy/II
Oh Sees - Moon Bog/Smote Reverser
Lala Lala - Destroyer/The Lamb
Trevor Powers - Ache/Mulberry Violence
Walter Lure & the Waldos - Lazy Day/Wacka Lacka Boom Bop a Loom Bam Boo
Teenage Wrist - Rollerblades/Chrome Neon Jesus

Hour 2: Staying power
Frank Black - I Could Stay Here Forever/Teenager of the Year
Hard Left - Stay True/We Are Hard Left
Bob Mould - Hold On/Patch the Sky
Husker Du - Keep Hanging On/Flip Your Wig
Dead Meadow - Keep On Walking/Old Growth
Velvet Crush - Keep On Lingerin'/Teenage Symphonies to God
Tim Armstrong - Hold On/A Poet's Life
Joe Jackson - Baby Stick Around/Look Sharp!
Pugwash - Keep Movin' On/Almanac
John Lennon - Hold On/Plastic Ono Band
Motley Crue - Stick To Your Guns/Too Fast for Love
Bang Camaro - Push Push (Lady Lightning)/Bang Camaro
Temple of the Dog - Pushin' Forward Back/Temple of the Dog
Jerry Cantrell - Keep the Light On/Boggy Depot
Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)/Eddie Kendrick
The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard/The Seeds
David Bowie - Stay/Station to Station

Friday, August 31, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #236: August 31, 2018

When you're driving on the open road and a great song comes on your stereo, you might notice after a minute or so that suddenly you're driving 10 mph faster. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs that make you drive faster in hour 2. It's not quite having Metallica in the back of your truck, but it's pretty great.

The pedal-to-the-metal playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Holy Esque - I Am the Truth/Television-Sweet
Baked - A Hartlett Anthem/II
Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud/Mother of My Children
Pile - Cup/Odds and Ends
Idles - I'm Scum/Joy as an Act of Resistance
Slaves - Cut and Run/Acts of Fear and Love
Joyce Manor - Million Dollars to Kill Me/Million Dollars to Kill Me
Chastity - Negative With Reason to Be/Death Lust
Oh Sees - Abysmal Urn/Smote Reverser
Billy Moon - DWTBA/Punk Songs
Ty Segall & White Fence - Good Boy/Joy
Mourn - Doing It Right/Sorpresa Familia
Bodega - Bookmarks/Endless Scroll
The Rock*A*Teens - Lost in Sound/Sixth House
Haerts - New Compassion/New Compassion
Soft Science - Breaking/Maps
Spiritualized - Here It Comes/And Nothing Hurt

Hour 2: Drive faster
Beach Slang - Atom Bomb/A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
Art Brut - Alcoholics Unanimous/Art Brut vs. Satan
Rancid - Bloodclot/Life Won't Wait
Van Halen - Unchained/Fair Warning
Motorhead - Killed by Death/No Remorse
Fu Manchu - Evil Eye/The Action is Go!
Ozzy Osbourne - Over the Mountain/Diary of a Madman
Public Enemy - Night of the Living Baseheads/It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want/Check Your Head
Beck - High 5 (Rock the Catskills)/Odelay
PJ Harvey - Meet Ze Monsta/To Bring You My Love
The Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys/Pretenders
Smashing Pumpkins - Quiet/Siamese Dream
Sloan - Ill Placed Trust/Never Hear the End of It
The Pursuit of Happiness - Ten Fingers/Love Junk
Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows/Songs for the Deaf

Friday, August 24, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #235: August 24, 2018

Turn the clock back 20 years and you'll find things were very different. The Internet was still in its early stages, at least for the general public, with MP3 downloading slowly (very slowly) becoming something that would eventually change the music industry drastically. A couple of nerds launched a search engine called Google to little fanfare. Seinfeld ended its successful run with a highly-rated and somewhat controversial final episode. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs from 1998 in hour 2. It's a quirky collection, to stay the least.

This playlist was not produced by Max Fischer:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Fucked Up - Raise Your Voice Joyce/Dose Your Dreams
Slaves - Chokehold/Acts of Fear and Love
Idles - Colossus/Joy as an Act of Resistance
Lucero - For the Lonely Ones/Among the Ghosts
Jim James - Out of Time/Uniform Distortion
Neko Case - Curse of the I-5 Corridor (feat. Mark Lanegan)/Hell-On
Thin Lips - Gaslight Anthem (The Song Not the Band)/Chosen Family
Mitski - Nobody/Be the Cowboy
Jealous of the Birds - Plastic Skeletons/The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me in My Sleep
BC Camplight - I'm Desperate/Deportation Blues
Arthur Buck - The Wanderer/Arthur Buck
Versing - Silver Dollar/Single
Walter Lure & the Waldos - Damn Your Soul/Wacka Lacka Boom Bop a Loom Bap Boo
The Mutineers - Hard Sell/Threshold
Klammer - Baddest Blocks/You Have Been Processed

Hour 2: 1998
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic/Hello Nasty
The Afghan Whigs - Somethin' Hot/1965
Sloan - Money City Maniacs/Navy Blues
The Posies - Looking Lost/Success
Beck - Cold Brains/Mutations
Pulp - Help the Aged/This is Hardcore
Spoon - Metal Detektor/A Series of Sneaks
PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise/Is This Desire?
Cat Power - Metal Heart/Moon Pix
R.E.M. - At My Most Beautiful/Up
Frank Black & the Catholics - Solid Gold/Frank Black & the Catholics
Jerry Cantrell - My Song/Boggy Depot
Queens of the Stone Age - If Only/Queens of the Stone Age
At the Drive-In - For Now...We Toast/In Casino Out
Metallica - Die Die My Darling/Garage Inc.
Rocket From the Crypt - Run Kid Run/RFTC
Spoon - Staring at the Bird/A Series of Sneaks

Friday, August 17, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #234: August 17, 2018

Let's face it, people like to take short cuts. Whether it's in life, school, love or during a game, cheating has become commonplace in our society. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about cheating in hour 2.

This playlist is totally not cheating:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Thin Lips - A Song for Those Who Miss You All the Time/Chosen Family
Big Ups - Fear/Two Parts Together
Dentist - Alone in the Garden/Night Swimming
Jim James - Just a Fool/Uniform Distortion
Ty Segall & White Fence - Do Your Hair/Joy
Nine Inch Nails - Shit Mirror/Bad Witch
Sink Ya Teeth - Substitutes/Sink Ya Teeth
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me/Future Me Hates Me
Snuff Redux - The French Press/Denim American
Lifted Bells - Follow Me/Minor Tantrums
Ovlov - Tru Punk/TRU
Protomartyr - Same Face in a Different Mirror/Consolation EP
Courtney Barnett - City Looks Pretty/Tell Me How You Really Feel
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Kite/Sparkle Hard
Sloan - Gone For Good/12

Hour 2: Cheats
The Clash - The Card Cheat/London Calling
Lefty's Deceiver - Cheats/Cheats
Fugazi - Cashout/The Argument
Run the Jewels - Lie, Cheat, Steal/Run the Jewels 2
David Bowie - The Jean Genie/Aladdin Sane
Squeeze - Tempted (alternate take)/Excess Moderation
Sloan - The Other Man/Pretty Together
Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night/MTV Unplugged in New York
Elvis Costello - I Want You/Blood & Chocolate
Parliament - All Your Goodies Are Gone/Up for the Down Stroke
The Afghan Whigs - If I Were Going/Gentlemen
The Pursuit of Happiness - Hate Engine/The Wonderful World of...
The Who - A Quick One, While He's Away/Live at Leeds

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Completely Conspicuous 495: Down the Wrong Road Both Ways

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our rock n' roll regrets. Listen to the episode below or download directly.

Show notes:
- Recorded at CompCon world HQ
- Jay: Gave away a bunch of vinyl in the '90s
- Price gouging vinyl-loving hipsters
- Looking for bargains
- Young entrepreneurship gone wrong
- Taping music off the radio
- In praise of Barooga Bandit
- Phil: Wish I'd seen shows at some historic venues
- Jay: Bands I once liked that I now regret liking
- There should be no guilty pleasures
- Coming to terms with disco
- Some early '90s radio staples now ring false
- Getting rides to concerts from parents
- Jay: Not going to club shows earlier
- Only went to hockey arenas and amphitheaters

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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.