Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #200: November 17, 2017

Two hundred shows is nothing to sneeze at. That's 400 hours of hott rock over the last four-plus years on the mighty BFF.fm. This week, I played music from 1992 in hour 2, and yeah, there's some of the so-called grunge sprinkled in. But there was a lot of other stuff going on that year as well. Still, you can't forget The Grungies:



Smells like great playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Quicksand - Warm and Low/Interiors
Big Heet - Mirror/On a Wire'
METZ - Sink/Strange Peace
Shout Out Louds - Porcelain/Ease My Mind
Destroyer - In the Morning/ken
Bad History Month - A Warm Recollection/Dead and Loving It: An Introductory Exploration of Pessimysticism
Danielle Luppi & Parquet Courts (feat. Karen O) - Flush (Clean)/MILANO
Male Gaze - If U Were My Girl/Miss Taken
U-Men - Gila/U-Men
Wolf Parade - Who Are Ya/Cry Cry Cry
The War on Drugs - Up All Night/A Deeper Understanding
Alvvays - Lollipop (Ode to Jim)/Antisocialites
Faith No More - We Care a Lot (2016 Mix)/We Care a Lot (Deluxe Band Edition)
Dead Moon - 54-40 or Fight/Killing Me/What a Way to See the Old Girl Go

Hour 2: 1992
Sugar - The Act We Act/Copper Blue
The Afghan Whigs - Conjure Me/Congregation
Sloan - 500 Up/Smeared
Faith No More - Everything's Ruined/Angel Dust
Sonic Youth - Drunken Butterfly/Dirty
Kyuss - Green Machine/Blues for the Red Sun
Alice in Chains - Got Me Wrong/Sap
Nirvana - Dive/Incesticide
Pearl Jam - State of Love and Trust/Singles soundtrack
Pavement - In the Mouth a Desert/Slanted and Enchanted
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Son of Sam/Jukebox Explosion
Beastie Boys - Gratitude/Check Your Head
Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt/Us
Buffalo Tom - Taillights Fade/Let Me Come Over
R.E.M. - Nightswimming/Automatic for the People


Friday, November 17, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 480: Lost But Not Forgotten

This week, it's part 2 of my discussion with Phil Stacey about how we deal with losing musicians we love. Listen to the episode below or download directly.


Show notes:
- Replacing a beloved band member is tough
- Tom Petty's legacy
- Steely Dan's interesting catalog
- The problem with hearing the same songs over and over
- The lighter side of Prince
- Prince's prolific later years
- A master of any style
- Jay: Downie's loss hits harder now because I'm around the same age
- Making the most of your last years on Earth
- The real shockers are the younger ones
 
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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.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #199: November 10, 2017

It's easy for music fans to fall under the sway of nostalgia. The temptation to rely on old favorites is great. Hence the popularity of classic rock radio and package tours. Here at Stuck In Thee Garage, I like to focus on plenty of new music, but this week, I played songs about nostalgia in hour 2. It's not bad to think about the past, but there's no need to get dazed and confused.



This playlist is alright, alright, alright:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Savak - I Wanna Exist/Cut-Ups
Danielle Luppi & Parquet Courts (feat. Karen O) - Talisa/MILANO
Bad History Month - Being Nothing/Dead and Loving It: An Introductory Explanation of Pessimysticism
Destroyer - Sometimes in the World/ken
Ted Leo - Anthems of None/The Hanged Man
Protomartyr - Corpses in Regalia/Relatives in Descent
Washer - The Crow/All Aboard
St. Vincent - Los Ageless/Masseduction
French Vanilla - Social Trappings/French Vanilla
EMA - Fire Water Air LSD/Exile in the Outer Ring
A Giant Dog - Making Movies/Toy
Gold Class - Get Yours/Drum
Infinity Girl - Taking Your Picture/Somewhere Nice, Someday
Wet Trident - Coast Mirroring/Double Exposure
Dead Stars - Happy or Sad/Perfect Patterns
Gord Downie - You Me and the B's/Introduce Yerself
Guided By Voices - King 007/How Do You Spell Heaven?
Deer Tick - Mr. Nothing Gets Worse/Deer Tick, Vol. 2

Hour 2: Nostalgic
Talking Heads - Memories Can't Wait/Fear of Music
Public Image Ltd. - Memories/Second Edition
fIREHOSE - Choose Any Memory/Ragin', Full On
Sloan - Autobiography/One Chord to Another
The Kinks - Do You Remember Walter?/The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
Ray Davies - Working Man's Cafe/Working Man's Cafe
David Lee Roth - Damn Good/Skyscraper
Aerosmith - Remember (Walking in the Sand)/Night in the Ruts
Drive-By Truckers - Let There Be Rock/Southern Rock Opera
Superchunk - I Guess I Remembered It Wrong/On the Mouth
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Memory Lane/Primary Colours
Fauna Shade - No Nostalgia/Floral Hall
Redd Kross - 1976/Third Eye
The Ramones - Questioningly/Road to Ruin
The Vaselines - I Hate the '80s/Sex With an X
Nirvana - Sliver/Incesticide


Completely Conspicuous 479: Gone Too Soon

This week, it's part 1 of my discussion with Phil Stacey about how we deal with losing musicians we love. Listen to the episode below or download directly.


Show notes:
- Gord Downie died a few weeks ago
- Many high-profile music deaths in last few years
- Musicians are getting older, but also some tragic deaths
- Phil: Elvis Presley's death was memorable
- Lennon's death was shocking
- Phil: Cobain and Jerry Garcia's deaths hit hard
- Jay: The plane crash that killed Randy Rhoads stands out
- Lemmy, Bowie and Prince all died within a few months of each other
- Chris Cornell's death earlier this year came as a surprise
- Many big-name musicians died this year: Gregg Allman, Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Grant Hart, Walter Becker
- You tend to dig into the back catalog
- Bowie's death kicked off a rough 2016 for music fans
- Losing Prince was a gut punch
- Jay: Saw the Tragically Hip many times over the years
- Downie released a posthumous double album
- Very captivating live performer
- Watched a lot of concert videos and documentaries on YouTube after he died
- Downie focused on indigenous people's rights in his last few years
- To be continued
 
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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.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #198: November 3, 2017

This is America. We're all about excess. Some of us more than others, but there's definitely a whole lot of excess going on. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about excess in hour 2. It'll make you want to shout.



The excessive playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Ty Segall - Alta/Single
Superchunk - Mad World/Break the Glass
Big Heet - On a Wire/On a Wire
Gord Downie - Love Over Money/Introduce Yerself
Destroyer - Tinseltown Swimming in Blood/ken
Wolf Parade - Artificial Life/Cry Cry Cry
Danielle Luppi and Parquet Courts - Soul and Cigarette/MILANO
St. Vincent - Masseduction/Masseduction
Weaves - Walkaway/Wide Open
Charly Bliss - Scare U/Guppy
Makthaverskan - Witness/III
Alvvays - Your Type/Antisocialites
Holiday Ghosts - Paranoia/Holiday Ghosts
Madeline Kenney - Always/Night Night at the First Landing
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Matter of Time/Soul of a Woman
Stag - The Bedazzler/Midnight Sizzler
Protomartyr - The Chuckler/Relatives in Descent
Electric Six - Sex With Somebody/How Dare You?

Hour 2: Excessive
The Feelies - Too Much/Only Life
The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)/The Electric Prunes
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure/Too Much Pressure
Death From Above 1979 - Too Much Love/Heads Up
A Giant Dog - Too Much Makeup/Pile
Les Savy Fav - Excess Energies/Root For Ruin
Drive-By Truckers - Aftermath USA/A Blessing and a Curse
Slingshot Dakota - Too Much/Break
Lou Barlow - Too Much Freedom/Goodnight Unknown
The Twilight Singers - The Lure Would Prove Too Much/A Stitch in Time
Rollins Band - Right Here Too Much/Weighting
Motorhead - Over the Top/Bomber
Motley Crue - Too Fast for Love/Too Fast for Love
The Fall-Outs - One Thought Too Much/Summertime
The Who - Too Much of Anything/Odds & Sods
The Hold Steady - Chillout Tent/Boys and Girls in America
Pavement - Serpentine Pad/Wowee Zowee


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 478: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

This week, it's part 2 of my discussion with Phil Stacey about albums that changed our lives. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Jay: Was a nerdy kid who listened to music all the time
- Phil liked college rock, but never got the Violent Femmes
- Jay: Loved Red Hot Chili Peppers back in the day, but can't stand them now
- Back and forth on the Eagles and Doors
- Of Linda Ronstadt and Barney Gumbel
- Grunge makes an impact
- Alt-rock: Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., U2
- Phil: Big Smiths fan
- The first Pretenders album is a classic
- Neil Young's '80s odyssey
- Phil loves the Dead
- Jay: Got into funk and jazz in late '90s (P-Funk, James Brown, Miles Davis, Coltrane)
- Phil: Listened to Beck's Sea Change a lot after getting divorced
 
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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.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #197: October 27, 2017

Halloween's always a fun occasion here at Stuck In Thee Garage. It's a great excuse to play songs that are creepy, spooky or just plain weird. This year's edition features one of the creepiest songs of all time, Suicide's 10-minute opus "Frankie Teardrop," as well as a song that was influenced by it, Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska." So enjoy those blood-curdling screams, everyone! Probably don't play it front of your kids, though.

Prison Mike speaks highly of the show:



The haunted playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
The Sonics - The Witch/Here Are the Sonics
Sloan - Witch's Wand/Parallel Play
Black Mountain - Old Fangs/Wilderness Heart
Jane's Addiction - Sympathy/Jane's Addiction
Primus - Mr. Krinkle/Pork Soda
David Bowie - We Are the Dead/Diamond Dogs
Faith No More - Black Friday/Sol Invictus
Blue Oyster Cult - The Revenge of Vera Gemini/Agents of Fortune
Alice Cooper - Ballad of Dwight Fry/Love It to Death
Judas Priest - Dying to Meet You/Rocka Rolla
Joy Division - Heart and Soul/Closer
Arctic Monkeys - Pretty Visitors/Humbug
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls/OK Computer

Hour 2
Fu Manchu - Evil Eye/The Action is Go!
Black Sabbath - Wicked World/Black Sabbath
Entombed - Wolverine Blues/Wolverine Blues
Soundgarden - Beyond the Wheel/Ultramega OK
Peter Gabriel - The Family and the Fishing Net/Security
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Lovely Creature/Murder Ballads
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska/Nebraska
Suicide - Frankie Teardrop/Suicide
The Cult - Black Angel/Love
The Black Angels - River of Blood/Phosphene Dream
The Twilight Singers - The Killer/Blackberry Belle
The Misfits - Horror Hotel/3 Hits from Hell


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 477: The Early Days

This week, it's part 1 of my discussion with Phil Stacey about albums that changed our lives. Listen to the episode below or download directly.


Show notes:
- Phil: At age 6-7, hearing older kids listening to Aerosmith
- Heard a lot of easy listening music
- Had a music-loving uncle who introduced him to the Who, Hendrix, Talking Heads
- Jay: Listened to AM rock station in Toronto
- Bought 45s of Queen, Cheap Trick, Joe Jackson
- Phil: U2's Boy was a huge album for me
- Jay: Got Glen Campbell's Rhinestone Cowboy
- Zeppelin got me into rock
- B-52s were revolutionary
- You can't make your kids love your music
- Jay: First rock album I bought was Supertramp's Breakfast in America
- Phil: Revolver was a pivotal Beatles album
- Jay: Got into early '80s hard rock
- Rush's Moving Pictures was a big one
- 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. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.