Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #204: December 15, 2017

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2017, I spent hour 2 of this week's installment of Stuck In Thee Garage playing music from a decade ago. It's kind of amazing when you think about how much has changed, and what's about to change, since then. I'm pretty certain that nobody back then, including him, would have predicted who our president would be now. Strange days, indeed. Well, don't stop believing, I guess.

The hotly debated playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Ron Gallo - Young Lady, You're Scaring Me/Heavy Meta
Big Bill - Trick Everybody/Stand By Your Bill
Savak - Sick of War/Cut-Ups
Chad VanGaalen - Mind Hijacker's Curse/Light Information
Makthaverskan - Vienna/III
LCD Soundsystem - tonite/American Dream
Palehound - Silver Toaster/A Place I'll Always Go
William Patrick Corgan - Processional/Ogilala
Wolf Parade - Am I An Alien Here/Cry Cry Cry
Gold Class - Rose Blind/Drum
Dead Stars - Erase Me/Perfect Patterns
Living Colour - Glass Teeth/Shade
White Reaper - Daisies/The World's Best American Band
B Boys - Walking/Dada
Girlpool - Corner Store/Powerplant
Two Inch Astronaut - Play to No One/Can You Please Not Help
Milked - White Punks/Death on Mars

Hour 2: 2007
The Good, the Bad & the Queen - Kingdom of Doom/The Good, the Bad & the Queen
Bloc Party - The Prayer/A Weekend in the City
Kaiser Chiefs - Everything is Average Nowadays/Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Arctic Monkeys - Balaclava/Favourite Worst Nightmare
Art Brut - Direct Hit/It's a Bit Complicated
Marnie Stern - Every Single Line Means Something/In Advance of the Broken Arm
The Stooges - Idea of Fun/The Weirdness
El-P - Run the Numbers/I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Tim Armstrong - Inner City Violence/A Poet's Life
Spoon - Don't You Evah/Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Andrew Bird - Fiery Crash/Armchair Apocrypha
Okkervil River - A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene/The Stage Names
The New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour/Challengers
The Fiery Furnaces - Navy Nurse/Widow City
LCD Soundsystem - Time to Get Away/Sound of Silver

Monday, December 11, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 481: Dig for Fire (Solo Beatles-Living Colour, Part 1)

This week, it's part 1 of my discussion with Brian Salvatore about musical blindspots with Brian listening to Living Colour while I dig into early solo Beatles records. Listen to the episode below or download directly.

Show notes:
- Brian listened to Vivid, Jay listened to John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
- Adventures in Skype
- Jay: Wasn't familiar with much of this album
- Very raw, exposed album for Lennon
- Lennon didn't release many albums before he died
- Yoko plays "the wind"
- Embarrassment of riches after Beatles broke up
- The Living Colour/In Living Color conundrum
- Brian: Not a misplaced note on this album
- Impressed with the political content
- Jay: Saw videos on MTV and taped a concert off the radio back in '88
- Vivid was out for over a year before "Cult of Personality" hit big
- Living Colour confounded expectations
- Mick Jagger helped get them a record deal
- Next: Jay listens to McCartney's Ram and Brian checks out LC's Time's Up

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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, December 08, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #203: December 8, 2017

'Tis the season to think about getting gifts for your loved ones. Today on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about gifts in hour 2. There was much rocking and/or rejoicing to be had. Tell a friend!

The playlist in a box:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
L7 - Dispatch from Mar-A-Lago/Dispatch from Mar-A-Lago
No Age - Soft Collar Fad/Snares Like a Haircut
Martha - Fix My Brain/Winter Fuel
Buffalo Tom - All Be Gone/Quiet and Peace
The Hold Steady - A Snake in the Shower/Entitlement Crew
Ted Leo - Can't Go Back/The Hanged Man
OCS - The Chopping Block/Memory of a Cut Off Head
U2 - American Soul/Songs of Experience
LCD Soundsystem - i used to/American Dream
St. Vincent - Sugarboy/Masseduction
Quicksand - Fire This Time/Interiors
Big Heet - Failure at Work/On a Wire
Guided By Voices - Boy W/How Do You Spell Heaven?
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Let It Go/Lotta Sea Lice
A Giant Dog - Get Away/Toy
EMA - Blood and Chalk/Exile in the Outer Ring

Hour 2: Gifts
Bullet Lavolta - The Gift/The Gift
Gang of Four/Return the Gift/Entertainment
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Gimme the Wire/The Brutalist Bricks
Black Flag - Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie/Damaged
Helmet - Give It/Meantime
Queens of the Stone Age - First It Giveth/Songs for the Deaf
The Tragically Hip - Gift Shop/Trouble at the Henhouse
The Men - Get What You Give/Tomorrow's Hits
Spinal Tap - Gimme Some Money/Back from the Dead
Gordon Downie - The Never-Ending Present/Coke Machine Glow
Magnolia Electric Co. - Give Something Else Away Every Day/What Comes After the Blues
Calexico - Gift X-Change/Aerocalexico
Sloan - Gimme That/Action Pact
The Cars - Gimme Some Slack/Panorama
The Kinks - Give the People What They Want/Give the People What They Want
David Bowie - Sound and Vision/Low
Ween - Bakersfield/B-Sides, Demos & Rarities

Friday, December 01, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #202: December 1, 2017

We're used to seeing a lot of warning signs, whether it's on the road, on products or movies. We're also used to ignoring those warnings. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs with warnings in hour 2. Whether you pay heed is up to you, friendo.

The forewarned playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Ty Segall - The Main Pretender/Single
The Hold Steady - Entitlement Crew/Entitlement Crew
Alex Lahey - Every Day's the Weekend/I Love You Like a Brother
LCD Soundsystem - change yr mind/American Dream
Martha - The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues/Winter Fuel
Protomartyr - Male Plague/Relatives in Descent
Savak - Natural Light/Cut-Ups
Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts - Memphis Blues Again/MILANO
Wet Trident - Capricorn One/Double Exposure
Deer Tick - Sloppy/Deer Tick, Vol. 2
Destroyer - Cover From the Sun/ken
OCS - Cannibal Planet/Memory of a Cut Off Head
Ovlov - The City/Greatest Hits
Big Ups - Contain Myself/Live at Shea Stadium
Tall Friend - Small Space/Safely Nobody's
The Replacements - I Will Dare/For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986
Husker Du - Do You Remember? (demo)/Savage Young Du
Husker Du - Everything Falls Apart/Savage Young Du

Hour 2: Warning
Pylon - Danger/Live
Wake Oooloo - Final Warning/Stop the Ride
Matthew Sweet - Warning/Kimi Ga Suki Raifi
Los Campesinos! - I Warned You: Do Not Make an Enemy of Me/Romance is Boring
The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into theSun/Single
Jarvis Cocker - Don't Let Him Waste Your Time/Jarvis
Frank Zappa - Don't Eat the Yellow Snow/Apostrophe
Electric Six -  Danger! High Voltage/Fire
Eagles of Death Metal - I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)/Death By Sexy
The Pretty Things - Don't Bring Me Down/The Rhythm & Blues Years
The Remains - Don't Look Back/The Remains
George Harrison - Beware the Darkness/All Things Must Pass
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Kindness of Strangers/Murder Ballads
David Bowie - 1984/Diamond Dogs
Public Enemy - Don't Believe the Hype/It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Pearl Jam - Don't Gimme No Lip/Lost Dogs
Against Me! - Don't Lose Touch/Searching for a Former Clarity

Friday, November 24, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #201: November 24, 2017

The death of AC/DC's Malcolm Young means we lost possibly the greatest riff creator of all time. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I paid tribute to Malcolm and helped blast away the post-Thanksgiving doldrums with songs featuring big riffs in hour 2. Guaranteed to clear up even the heaviest of Tryptophan-induced food comas.

Party on, Garth.

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Playlist 
Bully - Feel the Same/Losing
L.A. Witch - Baby in Blue Jeans/L.A. Witch
Sleigh Bells - Favorite Transgressions/Kid Kruschev
The Darts - Gonna Make You Love Me/Me.Ow
Squeeze - Rough Ride/The Knowledge
Haley Heynderickx - Oom Sha La La/I Need to Start a Garden
St. Vincent - Fear the Future/Masseduction
Frightened Rabbit - Roadless/Recorded Songs EP
Gord Downie - Safe is Dead/Introduce Yerself
Broken Social Scene - Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse/Hug of Thunder
Quicksand - Under the Screw/Interiors
Beach Slang - Hard Luck Kid/Live on KUTX
B Boys - Fear It/Dada
Ted Leo - Used to Believe/The Hanged Man
Savak - I Don't Want to be Defended/Cut-Ups
Hot Snakes - Plenty for All/Automatic Midnight
Hot Snakes - LAX/Thunder Down Under

Hour 2: Riffage
AC/DC - It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock n' Roll)/T.N.T.
AC/DC - What's Next to the Moon/Powerage
AC/DC - Shake a Leg/Back in Black
T. Rex - Buick Mackane/The Slider
Led Zeppelin - Out on the Tiles/Led Zeppelin III
Black Sabbath - The Wizard/Black Sabbath
Fu Manchu - Mongoose/California Crossing
Living Colour - Middle Man/Vivid
Van Halen - Sinner's Swing!/Fair Warning
Rocket From the Crypt - Suit City/Scream, Dracula, Scream!
Superchunk - Saving My Ticket/Foolish
Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock/Siamese Dream
PJ Harvey - Meet Ze Monsta/To Bring You My Love
Ty Segall - Feel/Manipulator
Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister/Lullabies to Paralyze
Jeff Rosenstock - Planet Luxury/WORRY.

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 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.