Friday, April 21, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #173: April 21, 2017

There's no right way to write a song. Although most rock songs utilize the familiar verse/chorus/verse structure, there's nothing that says you have to have a chorus to have a good song. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs without choruses in hour 2.



This playlist loves you all:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Gothic Tropic - Stronger/Fast or Feast
Froth - Romance Distractions/Outside (briefly)
Woods - Love is Love/Love is Love
The New Pornographers - Colosseums/Whiteout Conditions
Los Campesinos! - For Whom the Belly Tolls/Sick Scenes
The Wedding Present - Bear/Going, Going...
Boss Hog - Billy/Brood X
Top Down - Primitive and Raw/Rough Roads
Snowball II - Sear 'Em!/Flashes of Quincy
Sinai Vessel - Looseleaf/Brokenlegged
The Proper Ornaments - Cremated (Blown Away)/Foxhole
Bash & Pop - Never Wanted to Know/Anything Could Happen
Baked - I Win/Farnham
Divisionists - All Fall Down/Daybreak
Stove - James and the Giant Moth/Is the Meat That Fell Out

Hour 2: Chorus-free
Joy Division - Atmosphere/Substance
Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr./Come On Feel the Illinoise
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea/In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Radiohead - Videotape/In Rainbows
Violent Femmes - Country Death Song/Hallowed Ground
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath
The Black Keys - Countdown/The Big Come Up
The White Stripes - Hand Springs/Single
Led Zeppelin - Travelling Riverside Blues/Led Zeppelin box set
Drive-By Truckers - Lookout Mountain/The Dirty South
The Tragically Hip - Nautical Disaster/Day for Night
Queens of the Stone Age - Suture Up Your Future/Era Vulgaris
The Afghan Whigs - My Curse/Gentlemen


Friday, April 14, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #172: April 14, 2017

Let's face it, the music industry is very English-centric. Many artists tend to sing in English even if it's not their native tongue. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs with foreign lyrics in hour 2. What a country!



In Soviet Russia, playlist listens to YOU!

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Ride - Charm Assault/Weather Diaries
Froth - Passing Thing/Outside (briefly)
Sinai Vessel - Ramekin/Brokenlegged
Pile - Hissing for Peace/A Hairshirt of Purpose
Growl - Had You Stayed/Won't You
PWR BTTM - Big Beautiful Day/Pageant
Spoon - Shotgun/Hot Thoughts
The New Pornographers - Darling Shade/Whiteout Conditions
The Feelies - Flag Days/In Between
Boss Hog - Ground Control/Brood X
Top Down - She's Gone/Rough Roads
At the Drive-In - Governed by Contagions/inter-alia
Imaginary People - Whisper to Stop/October Alice
The History of Colour TV - Broken Trip/Something Like Eternity
People Flavor - Shake Well/Single
Happyness - Falling Down/Write In

Hour 2: Foreign lyrics
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi/An 1
The Feelies - Fa Ce La/Crazy Rhythms
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer/Talking Heads '77
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers/Melt
The Clash - Spanish Bombs/London Calling
Pixies - Debaser/Doolittle
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (single version)/Autobahn
The Dirtbombs - La Fin Du Monde/We Have You Surrounded
The Faces - Ooh La La/Ooh La La
Chris Whitley - Loco Girl/Dirt Floor
Frank Black - Ole Mulholland/Teenager of the Year
April Wine - Just Between You and Me/Nature of the Beast
The Twilight Singers - Esta Noche/Blackberry Belle
The Afghan Whigs - Citi Soleil/1965
Cornershop - Brimful of Asha/When I Was Born for the 7th Time


Saturday, April 08, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #171: April 7, 2017

Nostalgia can be overdone at times, but there's nothing wrong with looking back from time to time. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs from 1987 in hour 2. It was an interesting year, with the burgeoning indie/college rock scene, hard rock in its prime and hip hop about to become a major force. And you still had mulleted hunks with phones the size of your head ready to solve any problem with a paper clip and a wad of gum.



The business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Boss Hog - Shh Shh Shh/Brood X
Pile - Hairshirt/A Hairshirt of Purpose
At the Drive-In - Incurably Innocent/inter-alia
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions/Whiteout Conditions
Top Down - Gimme Your Luv/Rough Roads
Froth - New Machine/Outside (briefly)
The Feelies - Gone, Gone, Gone/In Between
Spoon - WhisperI'lllistentohearit/Hot Thoughts
The Mells - McAllister/single
Monster Movie - Keep the Voices Distant/Keep the Voices Distant
Spiral Stairs - Emoshuns/Doris and the Daggers
Fufanu - Sports/Sports
T. Rex - Telegram Sam/The Slider
Hard Skin - Council Estate/On the Balls
Unwound - Arboretum/New Plastic Ideas

Hour 2: 1987
The Replacements - Alex Chilton/Pleased to Meet Me
Dinosaur Jr. - In a Jar/You're Living All Over Me
Pixies - Nimrod's Son/Come On Pilgrim
R.E.M. - Welcome to the Occupation/Document
Midnight Oil - Dream World/Diesel and Dust
U2 - Bullet the Blue Sky/The Joshua Tree
Jane's Addiction - Whores/Jane's Addiction
The Cult - Outlaw/Electric
Guns N' Roses - Nightrain/Appetite for Destruction
Glenn Danzig and the Power and Fury Orchestra - You & Me (Less Than Zero)/Less Than Zero soundtrack
X - 4th of July/See How We Are
Echo & the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar/Echo & the Bunnymen
Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister/Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Eric B. & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke/Paid in Full
Prince - Sign O' the Times/Sign O' the Times


 

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 462: World Wide Ebb

This week, it's my conversation with guest Christian Douglass as we discuss what life would be like without the Internet. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
-  Recorded on the road in a snowstorm
- What if the Internet went away?
- Back to mid-'90s technology
- We'd have to talk to each other
- Generational dip
- The Lou Grant Revolt
- We'd lost a lot of conveniences
- The kids and the promposals
- People are constantly glued to their phones
- #oldmanrant
- We need the Internet
- Social media has replaced a lot of actual human interaction
- Phantom thumb
- TV and radio would be more important
- Making conclusions based on just the headline
- Library book etiquette
- The drive home
- Things could get bad
- Economy would tank
- Overcoming the dependency
- Not necessarily life or death
- Instant info gratification
- Are we ready to get primal?
- Taking a timeout
- Addictive by design
- Kids would have a tough time

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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, March 31, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #170: March 31, 2017

Thieves have been around as long as man has had stuff to steal. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about stealing in hour 2. There was a lot to choose from.



You're Mr. Playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Top Down - The Tunnel/Rough Roads
Spoon - Do I Have to Talk You Into It/Hot Thoughts
Baked - A.A./Farnham
Chastity Belt - Different Now/I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
Rose Elinor Dougall - Colour of Water/Stellular
Los Campesinos! - Here's to the Fourth Time!/Sick Scenes
Spiral Stairs - Dundee Man/Doris and the Daggers
Cloud Nothings - Darkened Rings/Life Without Sound
Snowball II - Anais & Me/Flashes of Quincy
The So So Glos - Missionary/Kamikaze
Japandroids - Arc of Bar/Near the Wild Heart of Life
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell/Pulp Fiction soundtrack
AC/DC - School Days/T.N.T. (Australia)
The Faces - You're So Rude/A Nod is as Good as a Wink...to a Blind Horse

Hour 2: Stealing
Cheap Trick - Taxman, Mr. Thief/Cheap Trick
Ozzy Osbourne - Steal Away (The Night)/Blizzard of Ozz
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing/Ritual de lo Habitual
Drive-By Truckers - Buford Stick (Legend of Sheriff Buford Pusser)/The Dirty South
The Pink Mountaintops - Cold Criminals/Axis of Evol
The Twilight Singers - She Was Stolen/Dynamite Steps
Radiohead - Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief/A Moon Shaped Pool
Run the Jewels - Lie, Cheat, Steal/Run the Jewels 2
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas - Sorry I Stole Your Man/Secret Evil
Nadine Shah - Stealing Cars/Fast Food
Superchunk - Package Thief/On the Mouth
Johnny Foreigner - Criminals/Grace and the Bigger Picture
Wand - Stolen Footsteps/1000 Days
The Rare Breed - Beg, Borrow and Steal/Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968
Iggy Pop and James Williamson - No Sense of Crime/Kill City
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers - Pirate Love/L.A.M.F. - the lost '77 tapes


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 461: Reeling in the Years, 1991 (Part 3)

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1991. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Check out Brian's podcast Input/Output
- Brian's #3
- The final Pixies album with original lineup
- Jay's #2
- Do we need to hear Nevermind again?
- Symbolically historic
- Raw vs. polished
- Brian's #2
- Tribe Called Quest brought a serious jazz feel to their sound
- Focused on the groove, not samples
- Jay's #1
- Matthew Sweet swings for the fences
- Sick guitar work from Lloyd and Quine
- Susanna Hoffs doesn't age
- Brian's #1
- Mike Mills gets his due
- Peter Buck's mandolin phase
- Still plenty of great records we didn't discuss
- The Costello-McCartney experiment
- School of Fish had the song of the summer of '91
- What's next?
- The early '90s were chock full of good stuff

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, March 21, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 460: Reeling in the Years, 1991 (Part 2)

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1991. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Check out Brian's podcast Input/Output
- Albums that didn't make our top 5 of '91
- Brian: Feelies, Slint, Prince
- Skipping a Prince show
- Jay: Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees, Temple of the Dog
- Brian: Firehose, De La Soul, Cohen tribute, Jonathan Richman
- No more "Hallelujah" covers, please
- Tribute albums were big in the '90s
- Jay: Tragically Hip, Dinosaur Jr., Fishbone, Nation of Ulysses, Swervedriver
- Jay's #5
- Soundgarden's game-changer
- Brian's #5
- Primus makes its mark
- Jay's #4
- The best Smashing Pumpkins album
- Corgan's off the rails now
- Brian's #4
- Ween's weirdest record
- Jay's #3
- Teenage Fanclub went from unknowns in the U.S. to indie darlings
- 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.