Friday, April 19, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #267: April 19, 2019

Life's full of mysterious occurrences that are never explained. That's part of the fun, I suppose. Sometimes mysteries can be a little more sinister, however. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about mystery in hour 2.

The clue-packed playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Fontaines D.C. - Chequeless Reckless/Dogrel
PUP - Full Blown Meltdown/Morbid Stuff
The 1865 - Peggy/Don't Tread on We
Broken Social Scene - Remember Me Young/Let's Try the After
Charly Bliss - Capacity/Young Enough
Good Fuck - Secret Meetings/Good Fuck
Royal Trux - Every Day Swan/White Stuff
Frankie & the Witch Fingers - Pleasure/ZAM
White Denim - Small Talk (Feeling Control)/Side Effects
Guided By Voices - Coming Back From Now On/Warp and Woof
Jesus & the Brides of Dracula - Turning Teeth/Under the Silver Lake soundtrack
Lady Lamb - Even in the Tremor/Even in the Tremor
Heart Bones - Little Dancer/Live at the Four Seasons
La Fille - Piff/Alright Already
Telekinesis - Suburban Streetlight Drunk/Effluxion
Blessed - Rolled in Glass/Salt
Balms - Hands Out/Mirror

Hour 2: Mystery
Hot Snakes - Mystery Boy/Automatic Midnight
U-Men - Mystery Pain/U-Men
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Stagger Lee/Murder Ballads
Mac McCaughan - Mystery Flu/Non-Believers
Gordon Downie - Mystery/Coke Machine Glow
Spoon - The Mystery Zone/Transference
Elvis Costello - Mystery Dance/My Aim is True
The Pretenders - Mystery Achievement/Pretenders
Those Pretty Wrongs - Mystery Trip/Those Pretty Wrongs
Drive-By Truckers - The Wig He Made Her Wear/The Big To-Do
The Black Angels - Bad Vibrations/Phosphene Dream
R.E.M. - What's the Frequency, Kenneth?/Monster
The Tragically Hip - Locked in the Trunk of a Car/Fully Completely
Robert Plant - Mystery Title/Pictures at Eleven

Friday, April 12, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #266: April 12, 2019

The concept of betrayal is as old as time. Somebody's always screwing over someone else for various reasons: power, love, jealousy, greed, stupidity. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about betrayal in hour 2.

This playlist knew it was Fredo, too:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
PUP - Free at Last/Morbid Stuff
Pile - The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller/Green and Gray
White Denim - Hallelujah Strike Gold/Side Effects
Nine Inch Nails - Coffin on the Dancefloor/Strobe Light
Nanami Ozone - The Art of Sleeping In/NO
Products - Nude Review/On the Dotted Line
Weyes Blood - Everyday/Titanic Rising
Alex Schaaf - Drive On/Armistice
Ex Hex - Rainbow Shiner/It's Real
White Lies - Jo/Five
Jonny Kosmo - Married to the Gun/Jonny Kosmo
Herzog - Little Bugs/Me Vs. You
FEELS - W.F.L./Post Earth
Sharkmuffin - Receptionist/Gamma Gardening
Brad - Buttercup/Shame
Greg Dulli - Isn't It a Pity/Atlantis - Live at Triple Door
Lo Fidelity Allstars (feat. Pigeonhed) - Battleflag/How to Operate with a Blown Mind

Hour 2: Betrayal
The Afghan Whigs - Blame, Etc./Black Love
The Rolling Stones - Lies/Some Girls
Paw - Death to Traitors/Death to Traitors
Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye to Romance/Blizzard of Ozz
Black Sabbath - Changes/Vol. 4
Neil Young - Down By the River/Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Sloan - Backstabbin'/Action Pact
Joyce Manor - Fighting Kangaroo/Million Dollars to Kill Me
The Posies - Everybody is a Fucking Liar/Amazing Disgrace
Interpol - Obstacle 1/Turn On the Bright Lights
Frightened Rabbit - Poke/The Midnight Organ Fight
Nirvana - All Apologies/MTV Unplugged in New York
Frank Black and the Catholics - Do You Feel Bad About It?/Frank Black and the Catholics

Friday, April 05, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #265: April 5, 2019

Machines are as much a part of our lives as air and water. They're so integrated into everything we do that we don't even notice them half the time. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about machines in hour 2. It's even gotten to the point where we rely on a machine to perform law enforcement and provide fried chicken.

The finger-lickin' good playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Nine Inch Nails - Slide to the Dark Side/Strobe Light
Broken Social Scene - Can't Find My Heart/Let's Try the After (Vol. 2)
Goon - Datura/Single
Tacocat - Grains of Salt/This Mess is a Place
Unturned - Headcrush/Sink
Modest Mouse - Poison the Well/Single
Daniel Norgren - Let Love Run the Game/Wooh Dang
Night Beats - Let Me Guess/Myth of a Man
Illuminati Hotties - I Wanna Keep Yr Dog/Single
Versing - Tethered/10000
Charly Bliss - Chatroom/Young Enough
Ex Hex - Diamond Drive/It's Real
La Fille - My Help/Alright Already
FEWS - Limits/Into Red
Kiwi Jr. - Nothing Changes/Football Money
Telekinesis - A Place in the Sun/Effluxion
Mike Krol - Blue and Pink/Power Chords

Hour 2: Machines
James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine/Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang
The Cult - Love Removal Machine/Electric
Bob Mould - Star Machine/Silver Age
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine/The Catalogue
Brainiac - I Am a Cracked Machine/Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
The Nation of Ulysses - Perpetual Motion Machine/Plays Pretty for Baby
Parquet Courts - Pretty Machines/Content Nausea
The Tragically Hip - Machine/Man Machine Poem
Chris Whitley - New Machine/Din of Ecstasy
Pixies - Bone Machine/Surfer Rosa
The Replacements - Answering Machine/For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986
The Dambuilders - Bending Machine/Ruby Red
The Flaming Lips - Drug Machine/In a Priest Driven Ambulance
Tin Machine - Tin Machine/Tin Machine
Kyuss - Green Machine/Blues for the Red Sun

Friday, March 29, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #264: March 29, 2019

If there's one thing you learn with age, it's that life moves faster than you think. Before you know it, 15 years can fly by in the blink of an eye. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs from 2004 in hour 2.

The zombie apocalyptic playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Ex Hex - Good Times/It's Real
The Black Keys - Lo/Hi - Single
Nanami Ozone - Affection/NO
Blessed - Thought/Salt
Pile - Bruxist Grin/Green and Gray
Elizabeth Colour Wheel - 23/Nocebo
Kevin Morby - No Halo/Oh My God
Business of Dreams - I Never Could Tell You/Ripe for Anarchy
Tanya Donelly - White Belly (demo)/Demos with Joe Harvard
David J - Too Clever by Half/Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh
Stella Donnelly - Old Man/Beware of the Dogs
Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Hole/On the Line
The Mountain Goats - Younger/In League With Dragons
The English Beat - Save It For Later/Special Beat Service
The English Beat - I Confess/Special Beat Service
The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom/I Just Can't Stop It

Hour 2: 2004
Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty/Good News for People Who Love Bad News
The Walkmen - Little House of Savages/Bows and Arrows
The Hold Steady - Most People Are DJs/Almost Killed Me
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Little Dawn/Shake the Sheets
Mission of Burma - Hunt Again/ONoffON
The Futureheads - First Day/The Futureheads
Wilco - At Least That's What You Said/A Ghost is Born
The Tragically Hip - The Heart of the Melt/In Between Evolution
Drive-By Truckers - Where the Devil Don't Stay/The Dirty South
A.C. Newman - Drink to Me Babe Then/The Slow Wonder
The Twilight Singers - Too Tough to Die/She Loves You
Mark Lanegan Band - Methamphetamine Blues/Bubblegum
Sonic Youth - Unmade Bed/Sonic Nurse
Hot Snakes - Kreative Kontrol/Audit in Progress
Probot - Shake Your Blood (feat. Lemmy)/Probot

Friday, March 22, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #263: March 22, 2019

Windows are pretty useful. Without them, we'd always wonder what was on the other side of a wall. Today on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about windows in hour 2. Sometimes, they're good for smashing, too.

Yippie-ky-ay, playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
La Fille - I'm Movin' On/Alright Already
Beach Slang - AAA/MPLS
Iguana Death Cult - Femme Fatale/Single
Mirrorball - This Time/Single
Drahla - Stimulus for Living/Useless Coordinates
Elizabeth Colour Wheel - 34th/Nocebo
Sharkmuffin - Fate/Gamma Gardening
Leathers - Phantom Heart/Single
Kiwi Jr. - Gimme More/Football Money
Bellows - The Tower/The Rose Gardener
The Mountain Goats - Cadaver Sniffing Dog/In League With Dragons
Piroshka - Blameless/Brickbat
Telekinesis - Like Nothing/Effluxion
FEELS - Anyways/Post-Earth
Frankie & the Witch Fingers - Dark Sorcerer/ZAM
Flat Worms - Shouting at the Wall/Into the Iris
The C.I.A. - Harm Joy/The C.I.A.

Hour 2: Windows
Jeff Rosenstock - Staring Out the Window at Your Old Apartment/WORRY.
Band Aparte - Into the Window/Memory on Trial
Froth - Shut the Windows/outside (briefly)
Jay Bennett - Another Town Another Ride Another Window/Whatever Happened I Apologize
The Hold Steady - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?/I'm Not There soundtrack
Arcade Fire - Windowsill/Neon Bible
The Weakerthans - Night Windows/Reunion Tour
Elvis Costello - My Little Blue Window/When I Was Cruel
Buffalo Tom - Scottish Windows/Smitten
Stars - Window Bird/In Our Bedroom After the War
Guided By Voices - Window of My World/Half Smiles of the Decomposed
Goon - A Window Outside/Dusk of Punk - Happy Omen
Cliff of Dooneen - Through an Open Window/The Dog Went East and God Went West
Geddy Lee - Window to the World/My Favourite Headache
Smashing Pumpkins - Window Paine/Gish

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Completely Conspicuous 506: Wake of the Flood

I'm joined by guest Phil Stacey as we discuss the Grateful Dead's album Wake of the Flood. Listen to the episode below or download directly.

Show notes:
- Recorded at CompCon world HQ
- Jay: Knew nothing about this album until recently
- First album on the Dead's own label
- New phase for the Dead: No Mickey Hart, the Godchauxs arrive, Pigpen had died
- Shades of jazz fusion
- Three years after their last studio album, American Beauty
- Material was well-honed in concert before making it to studio recording
- Horns featured throughout
- Phil: Live versions of these songs are better
- Two big shows with Allman Brothers and the Band that summer
- The rise of Frampton
- Nobody cares about live albums anymore
- "Stella Blue" is a standout track
- On the merits and demerits of Rush
- Back when AOR stations would play album sides
- Pulled back on the country influence of previous two albums
- No immediate "hits"
- Touring is one of the few ways bands can make money nowadays
- Ultimately, not one of their best, but a piece of the puzzle

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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, March 15, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #262: March 15, 2019

Science! It's all around us, even though we tend to take it for granted. But not this week on Stuck In Thee Garage, where I played songs about science in hour 2.

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The timely playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Filthy Friends - Last Chance County/Emerald Valley
Telekinesis - Feel It In Your Bones/Effluxion
Stephen Malkmus - Ocean of Revenge/Groove Denied
Kiwi Jr. - Leslie/Football Money
Sharkmuffin - Serpentina/Gamma Gardening
FEWS - More Than Ever/Into Red
Pottery - Lady Solinas/Single
Holiday Ghosts - Slipstream/West Bay Playroom
Sasami - Not the Time/Sasami
Black Dresses - Death-Bad Girl/Thank You
Good Fuck - Shadows/Good Fuck
Jonny Kosmo - Come Down to Get Down/Jonny Kosmo
Herzog - Amps II Eleven/Me Vs. You
Guided By Voices - Questions of the Test/Zeppelin Over China
Bob Mould - Thirty Dozen Roses/Sunshine Rock
Mike Krol - Wasted Memory/Power Chords
Cherry Glazerr - That's Not My Real Life (feat. Delicate Steve)/Stuffed & Ready
Business of Dreams - La La La La/Ripe for Anarchy
Sharon Van Etten - Hands/Remind Me Tomorrow

Hour 2: Science
Beastie Boys - The Sounds of Science/Paul's Boutique
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science/Dead Man's Party
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science/The Golden Age of Wireless
The Big Troubles - Softer Than Science/Romantic Comedy
Rilo Kiley - Science Vs. Romance/Take Offs and Landings
Paul Weller - Science/Heavy Soul
Art Brut - Weird Science/Art Brut Vs. Satan
UNKLE - Chemical (feat. Josh Homme)/End Titles...Stories for Film
Dictators - Science Gone Too Far/So Indie It Hurts...ROIR Rocks Vol. 1
Guided By Voices - I am a Scientist/Live at Threadwaxing Space NYC 6/25/94
We Are Scientists - Mothra Vs. We Are Scientists/Safety, Fun and Learning (In That Order)
David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday/Aladdin Sane
The Black Angels - Science Killer/Directions to a Ghost
Living Colour - Type/Time's Up