Friday, June 24, 2016

Stuck In Thee Garage #135: June 24, 2016

Everybody loves a good villain. Indeed, some of the most memorable characters in pop culture are villains. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about villains (or at least characters with villainous qualities) in hour 2. It's more fun than walking through a parking lot full of rakes:



The dastardly playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Beck - Wow/Single
Colleen Green - U Coulda Been an A/Colleen Green
The Kills - Whirling Eye/Ash & Ice
Black Mountain - Florian Saucer Attack/IV
Mountains & Rainbows - See How They Run/Particles
Today Junior - Blunt Breath/Blunt Breath
The Sun Days - Don't Need to be Them/Album
50FOOTWAVE - Bath White/Bath White
Thin Lips - No Obituary/Riff Hard
David Bazan - Both Hands (Over My Eyes)/Blanco
Modern Baseball - Wedding Singer/Holy Ghost
The Tragically Hip - Hot Mic/Man Machine Poem
Left and Right - Ladder Guy/Pivot Foot
The Joe Jacksons - It's a Sin/It's a Sin
PAWS - No Grace/No Grace
STFU - A Thousand Cuts/What We Want

Hour 2: Villains
The Beach Boys - Heroes and Villains/The Smile Sessions
Franz Ferdinand - I'm Your Villain/You Could Have It So Much Better
The Beatings - Villains/Holding on to Hand Grenades
Neil Young - Revolution Blues/On the Beach
The Black Angels - Bloodhounds on My Trail/Passover
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Curse of Millhaven/Murder Ballads
Alice Cooper - No More Mr. Nice Guy/Billion Dollar Babies
The Afghan Whigs - Blame, Etc./Black Love
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges/Evil Urges
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap/Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Motorhead - I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)/1916
Black Sabbath - Evil Woman/Black Sabbath
Black Mountain - Evil Ways/In the Future
Queens of the Stone Age - Christian Brothers/Sick, Sick, Sick


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Completely Conspicuous 427: Reeling in the Years, 1981 (Part 3)

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1981. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- Check out Brian's podcast Input/Output
- Brian's #3
- Prince starts pushing the envelope
- Prince in the '80s was nearly untouchable
- Jay's #3
- A childhood favorite
- Moving Pictures encapsulated everything Rush had been working toward
- Side 1 was killer
- Brian's #2
- Kraftwerk ran with robotic sounds
- A version is touring again
- Jay's #2
- The Police start to become a commercial success
- Stewart Copeland's drumming was revolutionary for the time
- Should Brian drop big coin to see Sting and Peter Gabriel live?
- Brian's #1
- Damaged is close to the definitive Black Flag album
- Jay's #1
- Van Halen's creative peak
- Angrier sounding
- Next up: 1995

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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Stuck In Thee Garage #134: June 17, 2016

Product placement in entertainment has been a common practice for decades. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs that featured product placement in hour 2. Actually, the show was recorded to air last week, but some sort of computer trickery at BFF resulted in the auto DJ playing instead both last Friday and today. But I didn't want to hold the show over for another week, so here it is in all its rock glory.


The "All I Wanted was a Pepsi" playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Lisa Prank - Starting Again/Adult Teen
Cerise - To Go Away/Smoke Screen Dreams
A Giant Dog - Hitchhike Love/Pile
Faye - Ancient Bones/Faye
DRINKS - Time Between/Hermits on Holiday
Halfsour - Mood Monster/Tuesday Night Live
Hallelujah the Hills - The Mountain That Wanted More/A Band is Something to Figure Out
Great Hare - A Second Chance/A Second Chance
Lacing - Moss/Honey Glow
Black Beach - Shallow Creatures/Shallow Creatures
Zip-Tie Handcuffs - Out of Reach/BFFs
Idiot Genes - Weird Being/BFFs
Today Junior - Leaving Easy/Single
Arcade Fire - Games Without Frontiers/Scratch My Back and I'll Scratch Yours
Elvis Depressedly - New Heaven, New Earth/New Alhambra
Game Theory - What the Whole World Wants/Two Steps from the Middle Ages

Hour 2: Product placement
Yo La Tengo - Little Honda/I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Modest Mouse - Black Cadillacs/Good News for People Who Love Bad News
The Clash - Brand New Cadillac/London Calling
Camper Van Beethoven - Where the Hell is Bill?/Telephone Free Landslide Victory
Sex Pistols - EMI/Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
Blue Oyster Cult - Cities on Flame with Rock 'n Roll (live)/Tyranny and Mutation
Run DMC - My Adidas/Raising Hell
Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance/Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Future of the Left - Drink Nike/Travels With Myself and Another
The Who - Odorono/The Who Sells Out
Swervedriver - Son of Mustang Ford/Raise
Art Brut - DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake/Art Brut vs. Satan
Ava Luna - Sears Roebuck M&Ms/Electric Balloon
Guns 'N Roses - Nightrain/Appetite for Destruction
Max Webster - Hangover/Live Magnetic Air
Jason Isbell - Super 8/Southeastern
R.E.M. - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite/Automatic for the People


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Completely Conspicuous 426: Reeling in the Years, 1981 (Part 2)

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1981. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- Check out Brian's podcast Input/Output
- Elvis Costello released two albums in '81
- Solo albums from Phil Collins, Debbie Harry, Ronnie Wood, Peter Cetera, Lindsay Buckingham
- Bands formed: The Alarm, Anthrax, Metallica, Bangles, Beastie Boys, Butthole Surfers, Run DMC, Sonic Youth
- Broke up: Bay City Rollers, Steely Dan, Wings, Buzzcocks
- Bubbling under albums
- Brian: Ramones, Kinks
- Jay: Phil Collins, The Who, Tom Petty, Billy Squier
- A few years later, Squier kills his career with "Rock Me Tonite" video
- Brian: Lounge Lizards debut, Tom Tom Club, Replacements, Pretenders
- That time Brian pissed off Lurie on Twitter
- Jay: Gun Club, Black Sabbath, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Gang of Four
- Brian's #5
- Byrne and Eno basically invent sampling
- Jay's #5
- The Stones bounce back with odds and sods collection that hits big
- The last time they weren't considered a nostalgia act
- To be continued

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Completely Conspicuous 425: Reeling in the Years, 1981 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1981. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 
Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- Check out Brian's podcast Input/Output
- In 1981, Jay was 13 and Brian wasn't born yet
- Jay: Lived in Canada for most of the year, then moved to U.S.
- Listened to a lot of hard rock and AOR
- Toronto radio was cool but a few years from becoming heavily formatted
- A lot of solo albums
- Beginnings of indie rock
- Lots of soft rock on the charts
- The Stones had a resurgence in '81
- Old rockers were in their 30s and 40s then
- Death of Lennon hung over the music scene
- Hall and Oates left a strong legacy of pop hits
- The puzzling Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame selection process
- The strange popularity of Steve Miller
- "Under Pressure" has become bigger as years passed
- MTV's debut in August 1981
- USA Network premiered "Night Flight"
- REO Speedwagon's one breakout year
- Ozzy's comeback continues
- To be continued

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Stuck In Thee Garage #133: June 3, 2016

Anger is an energy. Or so I'm told. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about anger in hour 2. After a long (or short) week, a certain amount of anger can build up, so it's good to be able to vent with some quality rock jams.



The trigger-happy playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Wolf Parade - Floating World/EP 4
The Coathangers - Make It Right/Nosebleed Weekend
A Giant Dog - I'll Come Crashing/Pile
Thin Lips - DEB/Riff Hard
White Reaper - I Don't Think She Cares/White Reaper Does It Again
Radiator Hospital - 181935/Torch Song
Radiohead - Identikit/A Moon Shaped Pool
Sonny & the Sunsets - The Hospital Grounds at Night/Moods Baby Moods
The Spook School - Everybody Needs to Be in Love/Try to Be Hopeful
Nancy - Midnite/Nancy
Champion Lover - How Will I Know/Champion Lover
PUP - Never Try/PUP
Ty Segall - The Picture/Mr. Face
British Sea Power - Carrion/The Decline of British Sea Power
The Breeders - Too Alive/Title TK
Okkervil River - A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene/The Stage Names
Urge Overkill - Somebody Else's Body/Exit the Dragon

Hour 2: Anger
Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces/Whatever and Ever Amen
The Gentlemen - Shakin' Mad Baby/Ladies and Gentlemen...
Medium Medium - Hungry, So Angry/The Glitterhouse
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages - Angry Hands/Under the Savage Sky
Neil Young - Angry World/Le Noise
Drive-By Truckers - Hell No, I Ain't Happy/Decoration Day
Pearl Jam - Gimme Some Truth (live)/2001 Christmas single
The Posies - Hate Song/Amazing Disgrace
XTC - Don't Lose Your Temper/Black Sea
Elvis Costello - I'm Not Angry/My Aim is True
David Bowie - Look Back in Anger/Lodger
Public Image Ltd. - Rise/Album
Iggy and the Stooges - Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell/Raw Power
McLusky - What We've Learned/McLusky Do Dallas
Faith No More - Midlife Crisis/Angel Dust


Friday, May 27, 2016

Stuck In Thee Garage #132: May 27, 2016

Let's face it, when the robots become self-aware, we're all screwed. But until then, we can enjoy some of the many songs about robots, some of which I played today on Stuck In Thee Garage. So when your Roomba turns against you, you can at least remember back to the good ol' days.

Hopefully your Roomba doesn't look like this:


This playlist has come from the future:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Thin Lips - Total Separation/Riff Hard
Car Seat Headrest - 1937 State Park/Teens of Denial
A Giant Dog - Sleep When Dead/Pile
Nothing - Vertigo Flowers/Tired of Tomorrow
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife/Nonagon Infinity
Desert Mountain Tribe - Feel the Light/Either That or the Moon
Speedy Ortiz - Emma O/Foiled Again EP
Adia Victoria - Dead Eyes/Beyond the Bloodhounds
Left and Right - Ringer/Pivot Foot
Future of the Left - White Privilege Blues/The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left
Gordon Downie - Canada Geese/Coke Machine Glow
Gordon Downie - Figment/Battle of the Nudes
The Tragically Hip - No Threat/Yer Favourites
The Tragically Hip - At Transformation/Now for Plan A
The I Don't Cares - Dance to the Fight/Wild Stab
Bob Mould - Daddy's Favorite/Patch the Sky
David Bowie - I Can't Give Everything Away/Blackstar

Hour 2: Robots
Kraftwerk - The Robots/The Man-Machine
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1/Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Andrew Bird - Not a Robot, But a Ghost/Noble Beast
Red Red Meat - Robo Sleep/Red Red Meat
Phinedroids and Ferbots - Phinedroids and Ferbots/Phineas and Ferb
Flight of the Conchords - Robots (Live)/The Distant Future
Riverboat Gamblers - Robots May Break Your Heart/Underneath the Owl
The Redwalls - In the Time of the Machine/The Redwalls
The Saints - Do the Robot/(I'm) Stranded
Queens of the Stone Age - These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For/Queens of the Stone Age
Rush - The Body Electric/Grace Under Pressure
Four Tet - Iron Man/Everything Comes & Goes: A Tribute to Black Sabbath
Gary Numan - M.E./The Pleasure Principle