Friday, January 11, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #253: January 11, 2019

Waiting is the worst. In our high-speed society, nobody likes to wait for anything. We're so impatient that you probably can't for me to get to the point of this post. So here it is: Today on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about waiting in hour 2. There you go, the wait is over.

This playlist won't give you any guff, man:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Bob Mould - What Do You Want Me to Do/Sunshine Rock
Sleigh Bells - It's Just Us Now/Jessica Rabbit
Art Brut - Hooray/Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight/Hope Downs
Yo La Tengo - For You Too/There's a Riot Going On
Jeff Tweedy - Some Birds/WARM
Exit Group - The Butcher/Adverse Habitat
Royal Trux - Get Used to This (feat. Kool Keith)/Single
Janelle Monae -  Make Me Feel/Dirty Computer
The Flesh Eaters - Cinderella/I Used to Be Pretty
Ex Hex - Cosmic Cave/It's Real
The C.I.A. - Fear/The C.I.A.
Forth Wanderers - Company/Forth Wanderers
Ought - Desire/Room Inside the World
Girlpool - Hire/What Chaos is Imaginary
Snail Mail - Heat Wave/Lush
Fucked Up - Living in a Simulation/Dose Your Dreams

Hour 2: Waiting
Matthew Sweet - I've Been Waiting/Girlfriend
Ben Folds - Annie Waits/Rockin' the Suburbs
Van Halen - I'll Wait/1984
Rancid - Life Won't Wait/Life Won't Wait
Sebadoh - Willing to Wait/Harmacy
Benjamin Booker - Always Waiting/Benjamin Booker
Swirlies - Wait Forever/Blonder Tongue Audio Baton
Flaming Lips - Waitin' on a Superman/The Soft Bulletin
Living Colour - Memories Can't Wait/Vivid
Thin Lizzy - Waiting on an Alibi/Black Rose: A Rock Legend
METZ - Wait in Line/II
Metallica - The Wait/Garage Inc.
The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait/Pleased to Meet Me
Paul Westerberg - Waiting for Somebody/Singles soundtrack
Pretenders - The Wait/The Pretenders

Monday, January 07, 2019

What a Time to Be Alive: My Favorite Albums of 2018

Editor's note: Check out my podcast discussion with Jay Breitling about our favorite music of the year on CompCon (here's parts 1, 2 and 3). 
Life can be challenging. No matter what your political bent or ideology, music can be a way out. Things can seem pretty awful, but there always seems to be plenty of great music to keep you going. This year was no exception.

15. Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
John "Speedo" Reis and Rick Froberg have been cranking out top-notch post-punk rock for more than a quarter century through some seriously hot acts: Rocket From the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Obits, Night Marchers and the Hot Snakes. After a 14-year hiatus, Hot Snakes returned with a new album that hit all the right marks: Turbo-charged riffs, urgent vocals, high-intensity delivery. It's a welcome return for a vital rock act. (Recommended: "I Need a Doctor," "Six Wave Hold-Down," "Death Doula")


14. The Breeders - All Nerve
Another classic '90s act returned with a strong album in 2018, its first in 10 years. Kim Deal reunited the "Last Splash"-era configuration of the band: sister Kelley on guitar, Josephine Wiggs on bass and Jim McPherson on drums. Indeed, it was the first album by that version of the Breeders since Last Splash in '94. While not as hooky as its predecessor, All Nerve is full of gems worthy of the Breeders canon, from catchy riff-rock to moody explorations to drawn-out, slow-burns. Live, they sound better than ever. All Nerve is a testament to the continuing genius of Kim Deal. (Recommended: "Wait in the Car," "Spacewoman," "Walking With a Killer")

13. Buffalo Tom - Quiet and Peace
Buffalo Tom has been performing infrequently over the last two decades as its three members have primarily moved out of the music business and into the so-called real world, working regular jobs and raising families. But luckily, every so often the band reunites to record an album and play a few shows. On its first album since 2011, BT continues to deliver rock-solid gems. Singer-guitarist Bill Janovitz remains the driving force behind the band, but bassist Chris Colbourn steps up with some quality songs of his own, but also with excellent backing vocals on Janovitz's songs. Quiet and Peace proves that you can be part-time men of rock and still masters of your craft. (Recommended: "All Be Gone," "Roman Cars," "Lonely, Fast and Deep")

12. Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
Kurt Vile does his own thing, man. He just likes to play chill, meandering psych-rock jams with lyrics about getting older, parking in Philly and other everyday stuff. There's a certain ramshackle appeal to Vile's music, where it kind of rolls along and goes wherever it goes. You wonder what he'd do if he structured his songs a little more, but nevertheless he always produces enjoyable results. Whenever you wonder what the point of a particular song is, Vile's excellent guitar work swoops in to distract you. You do you, Kurt. (Recommended: "Loading Zones," "Bassackwards," "One Trick Ponies")

11. Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin/Joy (with White Fence)/Fudge Sandwich
Nobody can ever accuse Ty Segall of being lazy. The SF-based garage guitar god has spent much of the last decade releasing a countless stream of recordings in various configurations, while managing to keep the quality at a high level. It seemed like Segall was taking more time with his work for a while, with only two albums released from 2015-2017, but he was back to his prolific ways in 2018. In January, he released the double album Freedom's Goblin with the same backing band he used on 2017's self-titled record. It's a sprawling, 75-minute magnum opus that encompasses a lot of different types of songs: unabashed rippers, disco covers, skronky post-punk, Beatles-y love songs. And it's terrific. But Segall wasn't done: he teamed up with White Fence (aka Tim Presley) to release Joy, a fine album of psychedelic Syd Barrett-Kinks-T. Rex weirdness that takes listeners on a trippy ride. It's a fun acoustic/electric romp. In October, Segall released Fudge Sandwich, a covers album that features interesting takes on a wide range of songs, including Funkadelic's "Hit It and Quit It," John Lennon's "Isolation" and Neil Young's "The Loner." He doesn't recreate so much as reinvent the songs, whether that means blistering solos, electronic exploration or plaintive wailing. Most covers albums are hit or miss, but Fudge Sandwich is an essential listen. (Recommended: "She," "Body Behavior," "The Loner")

10. Bodega - Endless Scroll  
Released on What's Your Rupture?, Bodega shares some characteristics with their labelmates Parquet Courts: a bouncy post-punk sound and a sardonic view of consumer and pop culture. Singer-songwriters Ben Hozie and Nikki Belfiglio trade vocals throughout this energetic collection, which combines danceable rhythms with its punk snarl. It all makes for an entertaining whirl of a record, one which deserves repeated listens. (Recommended: "How Did This Happen?", "Jack in Titanic," "I Am Not a Cinephile")

9. Ovlov - Tru
I guess I'm a fan of prolific indie rock geniuses. Like Ty Segall and Bob Pollard, Steve Hartlett generates a lot of output in various forms. Over the last decade, Hartlett has split up and reformed Ovlov several times, depending on what felt right at the time. The first Ovlov album in five years features more of the band's trademark '90s Dino Jr.-inspired noise rock, infused with a wash of shoegaze guitars. Ovlov's sound is more fully realized than on its previous, more lo-fi, effort Am. Hopefully Ovlov will continue on as a rock unit, because they're terrific. (Recommended: "Tru Punk," "Half Way Fine," "Spright")

8. Jeff Rosenstock - POST-
In this splintered era where rock's profile has diminished and the signal-to-noise ratio is totally out of whack, Jeff Rosenstock has become one of the most important voices of his generation. On his third solo album in the last four years, Rosenstock has used his knack for writing catchy pop-punk anthems to voice his frustration with getting older, failed relationships and the crumbling music industry. But this album deals primarily with the aftermath of the 2016 election, starting right off the bat with the 7-minute "USA" and its refrain of "We're tired and bored," which leads into the shouted chorus of "Et tu, USA!" It kinda sounds like "FU, USA," which would also make sense in context. But while songs like "Powerlessness," "All This Useless Energy" and "Let Them In" could be construed as defeatist, they're both defiant and catchy as hell. With every release, Rosenstock establishes himself as an artist with true staying power. (Recommended: "USA," ""All This Useless Energy," "Melba")

7. Sloan - 12
The 12th studio album from Canadian power-pop stalwarts Sloan is as reliably excellent as you could hope for. After the double-album extravagance of 2014's Commonwealth (on which each of the band's singer-songwriters contributed a side), this release sees each member getting three songs that highlight their strengths but also more collaboration with the others. In recent years, the band has followed a release schedule of new album/reissue/new album/reissue, touring behind each, and it has kept the new material fresh while also giving fans a chance to revisit classics from Sloan's early days. Bassist Chris Murphy turns in  melodic instant classics, guitarist Patrick Pentland provides the power with amped-up riff rockers, guitarist Jay Ferguson presents perfectly constructed '70s pop confections and drummer Andrew Scott delivers muscular but vulnerable rock gems. Sloan is so consistently good that they've been overlooked their entire career, which is now into its 28th year. But rock music doesn't get much better than this. (Recommended: "Spin Our Wheels," "The Day Will Be Mine," "Year Zero," "The Lion's Share")

6. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Here's a band that has been regularly producing excellent albums since emerging on the indie scene in 2011. Wide Awake! is the band's fifth official release, but prolific quartet has also released 2014's Content Nausea as Parkay Quarts and a collaborative album with Italian producer Daniele Luppi in 2017 called Milano. Main songwriter A. Savage draws on '80s American punk influences including the Big Boys and the Minutemen, while there are also danceable and funk elements inspired by the likes of Parliament Funkadelic. Like Jeff Rosenstock's POST-, Parquet Courts vents frustration on the new album, with songs commenting on white privilege, environmental concerns, violence and political awareness. Produced by Danger Mouse, the album explores weighty issues with dance music and punk and comes up with a winning combination. (Recommended: "Total Football," "Violence," "Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience")

5. Albert Hammond Jr. - Francis Trouble
I have to admit, I kind of lost track of Albert Hammond Jr. for a while. I liked the Strokes when they emerged as Rock's Great Saviors in 2001, but they were never able to follow up their great debut to match expectations. Meanwhile after going through some serious drug problems, Hammond was able to recover and embark on a solo career in 2006. Now on his fourth album, Hammond has put together a collection of terrific riff-laden rockers that surpass anything his main band has done in years. The title references the lost twin who died in a miscarriage when Hammond was born. Francis Trouble is a self-assured romp through a variety of styles: power pop, hard rock, surf, all of it catchy as hell. Who needs a new Strokes album when you can have great music like this on a regular basis? (Recommended: "Far Away Truths," "Muted Beatings," "Tea For Two")

4. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Courtney Barnett has had a quick rise to the top of the indie rock heap over the last five years or so. On her 2015 debut Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, her laid-back but revved-up guitar work powered wordy treatises about vegetarianism and social anxiety. Her second full-length (not counting 2017's Lotta Sea Lice, a collaboration with Kurt Vile) is more introspective but by no means less powerful than its predecessor. This record has more snarl and bite, as Barnett tackles self-esteem and relationship issues with an underlying anger than wasn't there on previous efforts. She pushes back against the Nirvana comparisons made after the last record, taking her sound in a new direction. It's bold and it sets her up to do more great things in the future. (Recommended: "Need a Little Time," "Nameless, Faceless," "Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence")


3. IDLES - Joy as an Act of Resistance
IDLES was new to me in 2018, but they blew up in their native U.K. in 2017 with their debut Brutalism. The first song off their latest release, "Colossus," starts slow and then grabs you by the throat. It's a rager that's a fitting introduction to an album that features frontman Joe Talbot bellowing about toxic masculinity, homophobia, Brexit, addiction. There's a definite Fall influence in the clashing guitars, as well as hints of Future of the Left's sardonic take on U.K. politics. The record takes a different turn on "June," which is about losing a child to a miscarriage, and the band even throws in a Solomon Burke cover ("Cry to Me"). All in all, this is an exhilarating ride that focuses on positivity amid all the clatter. (Recommended: "Colossus," "Never Fight a Man With a Perm," "Television")

2. Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
It was a four-year gap between albums from Toronto's Fucked Up, but it was well worth the wait.  After a fairly straight-ahead hardcore album on 2014's Glass Boys, the band returned with an 80-minute beast of a concept album that returns to the title character of its 2011 classic David Comes to Life. Beyond that, the concept itself is kind of hard to follow, and musically, the album is all over the place but it doesn't matter. This is a band stretching out like it never has before. Frontman/shouter Damian Abraham is still a force here, but it's guitarist/mad scientist Mike Haliechuk who's running the show on Dose Your Dreams. Abraham willingly stepped back from the band during the creation of the record, busy with multiple podcasts and TV ventures, and Haliechuk took the ball and really ran with it. Abraham's guttural roar remains the band's trademark, but he's aided by a plethora of guest vocalists including guitarist Ben Cook and drummer Jonah Falco, Dinosaur Jr. mainman J. Mascis and singers Mary Margaret O'Hara and Lido Pimienta. Stylistically, Fucked Up careens from punk blasts to psychedelia to industrial to electronic dance music. It's a big mess, but it all works and it's never not interesting. (Recommended: "Raise Your Voice, Joyce," "Mechanical Bull," "Normal People")

1. Superchunk - What a Time to Be Alive
Protest music isn't what it used to be. We can blame that on an apathetic populace, a struggling music industry or the fact that so much music is released nowadays that it's hard to get the word out to more than a niche audience. Whatever the case, Superchunk isn't having it. On the band's 11th album, the legendary punk act has lost none of the fire that's fueled its 30-year career. Written in direct response to the 2016 presidential election, What a Time to Be Alive finds Mac McCaughan and compadres raging against the dying of our democracy. The title track aptly sums up the band's anger: "The scum, the shame, the fucking lies/Oh what a time to be alive." Sounding like a band half its age, Superchunk races through the album like it hasn't since its '90s heyday. But its anger is converted into exciting catharsis, aided by guest vocals from Katie Crutchfield, Stephin Merritt, David Bazan, Sabrina Ellis and Skylar Gudasz. Protest never sounded so good. (Recommended: "What a Time to Be Alive," "Break the Glass," "Reagan Youth")

Honorable mention: Tony Molina - Kill the Lights; Slaves - Acts of Joy and Fear; Thin Lips - Chosen Family; Laura Jane Grace - Bought to Rot; Stove - 's Favorite Friend; Elvis Costello and the Imposters - Look Now; Antarctigo Vespucci - Love in the Time of E-mail; Exit Group - Adverse Habitat; Swearin' - Fall Into the Sun; Joyce Manor - Million Dollars to Kill Me; Oh Sees - Smote Reverser; Lucero - Among the Ghosts; Arthur Buck - s/t; Jim James - Uniform Distortion; Neko Case - Hell-On; Speedy Ortiz - Twerp Verse; Screaming Females - All at Once; La Luz - Floating Features; Poptone - s/t; Beach House - 7; Painted Doll - s/t; Shopping - The Official Body; Moaning - s/t; Judas Priest - Firepower; Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs; Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends; Dream Wife - s/t; Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog; Preoccupations - New Material; The Rock*a*Teens - Sixth House

Friday, January 04, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #252: January 4, 2019

There's a staggering amount of music released every year, and 2018 was no exception. Fortunately, there's still a lot of good stuff being produced. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played two more hours of my favorite music of the year. It's a great variety of the rock, but it's over in a snap.

The all-powerful playlist:

Artist - Song/Album
IDLES - Colossus/Joy as an Act of Resistance
Slaves - Chokehold/Acts of Fear and Love
Jim James - Just a Fool/Uniform Distortion
Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless/Tell Me How You Really Feel
Hop Along - Somewhere a Judge/Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Neko Case - Hell-On/Hell-On
Jeff Tweedy - I Know What It's Like/WARM
Tony Molina - Look Inside Your Mind/Losin' Touch / Kill the Lights
Ty Segall - Class War/Fudge Sandwich
Savak - Silhouettes/Beg Your Pardon
Rick Rude - Firewater/Verb for Dreaming
Lifted Bells - Wheel of Fortunates/Minor Tantrums
Stove - Stiff Bones/'s Favorite Friend
Ovlov - Half Way Fine/TRU
Bodega - How Did This Happen?!/Endless Scroll
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Refute/Sparkle Hard
Frankie Cosmos - Jesse/Vessel
Soft Science - Undone/Maps
Red Baraat - Sound the People/Sound the People
Mourn - Doing It Right/Sorpresa Familia
Billy & Dolly - Setting Sun/Five Suns
Dilly Dally - I Feel Free/Heaven
Fucked Up - Raise Your Voice Joyce/Dose Your Dreams
Nine Inch Nails - God Break Down the Door/Bad Witch
Cloud Nothings - Leave Him Now/Last Building Burning
Smokescreens - Used to Yesterday/Used to Yesterday
Thin Lips - A Song for Those That Miss You All the Time/Chosen Family
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me/Future Me Hates Me
Oh Sees - Abysmal Urn/Smote Reverser
Antarctigo Vespucci - The Price is Right Theme Song/Love in the Time of E-mail
E - Down She Goes/Negative Work
Kurt Vile - Loading Zones/Bottle It In
J Mascis - See You at the Movies/Elastic Days
Low - Rome (Always in the Dark)/Double Negative

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #251: December 28, 2018

A lot of music is released in a calendar year these days. It's a challenge to keep up. I did my best to stay on top of the best indie rock of 2018, and this week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played two hours of songs that really kicked butt. There was so much good stuff that I've got another two hours coming next week. Even the grumpiest among us can find something to enjoy.

The playlist in review:

Artist - Song/Album
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake/Wide Awake!
The Breeders - Wait in the Car/All Nerve
Jeff Rosenstock - All This Useless Energy/Post-
Albert Hammond Jr. - Far Away Truths/Francis Trouble
Superchunk - Reagan Youth/What a Time to Be Alive
Screaming Females - I'll Make You Sorry/All at Once
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Mainland/Hope Downs
Buffalo Tom - Lonely, Fast and Deep/Quiet and Peace
Shame - Tasteless/Songs of Praise
Dream Wife -  Hey! Heartbreaker/Dream Wife
The Spook School - Bad Year/Could It Be Different?
Soccer Mommy - Your Dog/Clean
Camp Cope - The Opener/How to Socialise & Make Friends
Painted Doll - Hidden Hand/Painted Doll
Fu Manchu - Don't Panic/Clone of the Universe
Judas Priest - Lightning Strike/Firepower
David Byrne - Everybody's Coming to My House/American Utopia
The Hold Steady - Eureka/Single
Speedy Ortiz - Buck Me Off/Twerp Verse
Moaning - Don't Go/Moaning
Palm - Forced Hand/Rock Island
Sloan - Spin Our Wheels/12
Guided By Voices - Colonel Paper/Space Gun
Ty Segall - She/Freedom's Goblin
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs/The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
Beach House - Lemon Glow/7
La Luz - Cicada/Floating Features
Shell of a Shell - Problem/Already There
Shopping - Wild Child/The Official Body
Preoccupations - Disarray/New Material
Nostalgist - Pendulums/Disaffection
Hot Snakes - I Need a Doctor/Jericho Sirens
Jo Passed - Millennial Trash Blues/Their Prime
Protomartyr - Wait/Consolation EP

Friday, December 21, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #250: December 21, 2018

There's a lot of pressure around the holidays: Getting work finished up before the break, finishing your shopping, acting appropriately cheery and gearing up for family gatherings. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I tried to relieve the pressure with two hours of new and old holiday rock classics. Grab a cocktail and crank it up!

This playlist won't get you written up by HR at your office Xmas bash (maybe):

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)/Brain Drain
The Pursuit of Happiness - All That You Got Me for Christmas/Love Junk Deluxe
The Dollyrots - The Dollyrots Do Christmas/Single
Greg Dulli - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas/Single
Travis Alexander - Happy Xmas (War is Over)/A Very Allston Christmas, Vol. 3
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping/Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
Supersuckers - Call It Christmas Time/Supersuckers - Hooked on Southern Speed
Marvin Gaye - Purple Snowflakes/A Motown Christmas, Vol. 2
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas/Donny Hathaway
Freddie Jackson - Christmas Forever/The Greatest Hits of Freddie Jackson
The Sonics - Santa Claus/Here Are the Sonics
Pearl Jam - Let Me Sleep/1991 Christmas single
Ginger - Holiday/Yoni
T. Rex - Christmas Bop/T. Rexmas!
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody/Single
Angel - The Christmas Song/An Anthology
Pixies - The Holiday Song/Live on WERS 1/18/87
The White Stripes - Candy Cane Children/Merry Christmas from the White Stripes
Greg Dulli - Candy Cane Crawl/Live at Triple Door

Hour 2
Gordon Downie - Christmastime in Toronto/Battle of the Nudes
Sloan - December 25/Kids Come Back Again at Christmas
The Pursuit of Happiness - Santa Claus is Back in Town/Love Junk Deluxe
The Walkmen - Seven Years of Holidays (for Stretch)/ You & Me
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday/It Still Moves
Dirty Sidewalks - It's Xmas (and Everyone is Miserable)/Single
Uncle Salty - If Only Xmas Were Every Day/Salty Holiday Tunes
Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis/Tougher Than Leather
AC/DC - Mistress for Christmas/The Razors Edge
Spinal Tap - Christmas With the Devil/This is Spinal Tap
The Dollyrots - Santa Baby/The Xmas EP
Deer Tick - Christmas All Summer Long/Holy Shit, It's Christmas!
The Flaming Lips - Christmas at the Zoo/Clouds Taste Metallic
Yo La Tengo - Rock 'N Roll Santa/Merry Christmas from Yo La Tengo
The Smithereens - Auld Lang Syne/Christmas With the Smithereens

Monday, December 17, 2018

Completely Conspicuous 502: Telling You How We Really Feel

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling about our favorite music of 2018. Listen to the episode below or download directly.

Show notes:
- Recorded at Clicky Clicky world HQ
- Featuring special guest/studio audience member Ric Dube
- On to our top 5 selections
- JK's #5
- An unexpectedly great album from a member of the Strokes
- JB's #5
- Weird shoegaze straight outta Philly
- JB's #4
- More excellent Philadelphia indie rock
- JK's #3
- Angry, angular UK rock act that has listened to the Fall
- JB's #3
- "I had difficulty finding fault with this record"
- Esteemed YoLa-ologist in the house
- YLT keeps doing its own thing
- JK's #2
- Another fine double album from an interesting Toronto act
- Where hardcore meets prog
- Lots of guest vocalists
- JB's #2
- Sweeping orchestral material, hot jams
- Bands still make videos for some reason
- Picking and choosing from the catalog
- JK's #1
- A political record released early in the year that still resonates
- Fiery live show to go with the album
- Countering a master of distraction
- The kids with the vaping and the pot smoking and the whatnot
- It's a strange time to be alive
- JB's #1 and JK's #4
- Bit of a grower
- A darker, moodier album than her previous work
- Terrific live performer
- Dube: Became a fan by complete accident
- Doobs recommends the Salad Boys
- New stuff on the horizon: Bob Mould, Pedro the Lion, Mike Krol, Swervedriver, Telekinesis
- Johnny Foreigner reunion seems unlikely

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.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #249: December 14, 2018

The future is now, albeit without hover cars, teleporting or space colonization. Futurists from 50 years ago predicted we'd have all those things by now. Maybe it'll take another 50 years for them to come about. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about the future in hour 2. At the very least, we could use some beer-swigging robots.

This playlist will kick your shiny metal ass:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Sloan - Act Your Ages/Single
Guided By Voices - Cohesive Scoops/1000 Dougs
Fontaines D.C. - Too Real/Single
Juliana Hatfield - It's So Weird/Weird
Ian Sweet - Falling Fruit/Crush Crusher
Doe - Here in the Dirt/Grow Into It
Royal Trux - Every Day Swan/Single
Ty Segall - The Loner/Fudge Sandwich
Axis: Sova - Crystal Predictor/Shampoo You
Rick Rude - All Lock/Verb for Dreaming
Don Babylon - Ain't Got No Money/Foul!
Stephen Malkmus - Solid Silk/Sparkle Hard
The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love/We're Not Talking
Briston Maroney - Under My Skin/Carnival EP
Smashing Pumpkins - Seek and You Shall Destroy/Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1
Chastity - Heaven Hell Anywhere Else/Death Lust
Goodbye Honolulu - Slip Inside Yer Mind/More Honey

Hour 2: Future
The Cars - Candy-O/Candy-O
Girls Against Boys - Psycho-Future/Freak*On*Ica
Radiohead - Paranoid Android/OK Computer
El-P - Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love)/I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Titus Andronicus - No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future/The Monitor
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Part 1/Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Hawkwind - Silver Machine/The Search for Space
David Bowie - Five Years/The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Gary Numan -  Engineers/The Pleasure Principle
Brainiac - I Am a Cracked Machine/Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Rocket From the Crypt - Salt Future/Scream, Dracula, Scream!
Mudhoney - Where Is the Future?/Under a Billion Suns
Van Halen - Atomic Punk/Van Halen