Friday, June 23, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #181: June 23, 2017

We spend most of the year pining for summer to come. And then when it's here, we complain that it's too damn hot. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs for summer in hour 2. Summer is a time for adventure, like that time when you and your buddy partied with that dead dude all weekend.



Check out the playlist before rigor mortis sets in:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Queens of the Stone Age - The Way You Used to Do/Villains
The Black Angels - Currency/Death Song
B Boys - Another Thing/Dada
Superchunk - Up Against the Wall/I Got Cut
Milked - Goodbye Durango/Death on Mars
Rips - Delay/Rips
Palehound - Carnations/A Place I'll Always Go
Rainer Maria - Lower Worlds/S/T
Land of Talk - What Was I Thinking/Life After Youth
Girlpool - Kiss and Burn/Powerplant
Benjamin Booker - Off the Ground/Witness
Swet Shop Boys - Birding/Sufi La
Palm - Walkie Talkie/Shadow Expert
Lo Tom - Another Mistake/Lo Tom
Wavves - You're Welcome/You're Welcome
Mark Lanegan Band - Blue Blue Sea/Gargoyle
Chastity Belt - 5 am/I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

Hour 2: Summah
Pavement - Summer Babe (Winter Edition)/Slanted and Enchanted
Johnny Foreigner - Feels Like Summer/Grace and the Bigger Picture
Ween - Chocolate Town/Quebec
Led Zeppelin - Tangerine/Led Zeppelin III
Max Webster - Summer's Up/Live in Ottawa 11/11/77
Blue Oyster Cult - This Ain't the Summer of Love/Agents of Fortune
The Amps - Tipp City/Pacer
Bad Brains - Sailin' On/Bad Brains
Queens of the Stone Age - Feel Good Hit of the Summer/Rated R
Art Brut - Sound of Summer/It's a Bit Complicated
Paul Weller - Roll Along Summer/As Is Now
Yo La Tengo - The Summer/Fakebook
Velvet Crush - Weird Summer/Teenage Symphonies to God
Ryan Adams - When the Summer Ends/1984 (Paxam Single Series Vol. 1)
Soul Asylum - Summer of Drugs/Sweet Relief (Benefit for Victoria Williams)
The Afghan Whigs - Summer's Kiss/Black Love
The Tragically Hip - Summer's Killing Us/In Between Evolution
Jane's Addiction - Summertime Rolls/Nothing's Shocking
Jeff Rosenstock - June 21st/WORRY.


Completely Conspicuous 470: First and Foremost

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling about our favorite music of the year so far. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Recorded at Clicky Clicky world HQ
- JB: The Orb released a remix EP
- JK: The prolific Ty Segall does it again
- JB: Vagabon brings fresh take to indie rock
- JK: Boss Hog's first album in 17 years
- JB: The evolving sound of Spoon
- JK: The consistently excellent New Pornographers back with another winner
- JB: Juana Molina returns with a strong, out there release
- JK: Mark Lanegan incorporates electronic music into his sound
- JB: Snowball II with a release that recalls The Lilys
- JK: Afghan Whigs release their best record since reuniting
- JB: Tommy Stinson brings back Bash & Pop with hooks galore
- JB: Slowdive's reunion album gives the people what they want

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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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 469: Listen Up

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling about our favorite music of the year so far. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Recorded at Clicky Clicky world HQ
- Plenty of great rock music, but not on the charts
- It's all about playing live; rock radio exposure is nonexistent
- Billy Squier still gets the airplay
- Nobody's figured out how to make money from streaming music
- Get pumped for Husker Du bootleg box set
- More rock deaths: Berry, Cornell, Allman, Geils
- Rise in musical activism
- Albums we want to hear
- Breitling: Ride, Palehound, Wet Trident
- Kumar: Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, Ted Leo, Buffalo Tom, Queens of the Stone Age, Deer Tick, LCD Soundsystem
- Bubbling under albums
- Breitling: Tara Jane O'Neil, Opin, The xx
- Lubec's coming to Boston in August
- Kumar: Chastity Belt, Bash and Pop, Cloud Nothings, White Reaper, At the Drive-In, Black Lips
- Our favorite albums so far
- JB: Spirit of the Beehive combines psych and shoegaze
- JK: Run the Jewels keeps on rolling
- Zach de la Rocha's hardcore past
- JB: Yr Poetry is a Johnny Foreigner side project
- JK: Japandroids bring the rock anthems
- JB: Different sound for Pile
- JK: More anthems from Los Campesinos!
- Cello vs. violin
- 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, June 17, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #180: June 16, 2017

Even though time doesn't actually move any faster than it ever did, it feels like the years are flying by. How is it possible that 2007 was an entire decade ago? It was the tail end of George W. Bush's second term as president, people still cared what Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan did and the Sopranos finale had everyone talking. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs from 2007 in hour 2 and the results were pretty, pretty good.



The superbad playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Deer Tick - It's a Whale/Deer Tick, Volume 2
Superchunk - I Got Cut/Single
Rips - Damaged/Rips
Land of Talk - Heartcore/Life After Youth
Chastity Belt - Complain/I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
Hovvdy - Problem/Taster
Two Inch Astronaut - Snitch Jacket/Can You Please Not Help
Lo Tom - Overboard/Overboard
Young Guv - Traumatic/Single
Neil - Not a Love Song/Black Flowers
Horse Jumper of Love - Spaceman/Horse Jumper of Love
Gothic Tropic - Major/Fast or Feast
Clustersun - Raw Nerve/Surfacing to Breathe
Christian Fitness - Footballers Have Feelings Too/Slap Bass Hunks
White Reaper - Judy French/The World's Best American Band
Boss Hog - Rodeo Chica/Brood X
Cloud Nothings - Up to the Surface/Life Without Sound

Hour 2: 2007
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers/In Rainbows
Of Montreal - Suffer for Fashion/Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Bloc Party - Hunting for Witches/A Weekend in the City
Arcade Fire - Black Mirror/Neon Bible
Grinderman - Depth Charge Ethel/Grinderman
Queens of the Stone Age - Sick, Sick, Sick/Era Vulgaris
El-P - Flyentology/I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Modest Mouse - Dashboard/We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Marnie Stern - Vibrational Match/In Advance of the Broken Arm
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Drunk Teenagers/Ashtray Rock
Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm/Favourite Worst Nightmare
Dinosaur Jr. - Been There All the Time/Beyond
The White Stripes - Bone Broke/Icky Thump
Les Savy Fav - Pots and Pans/Let's Stay Friends
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy/Is Is
M.I.A. - Paper Planes/Kala


Friday, June 16, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 468: Dig for Fire (Ween-Sloan, part 3)

Part 3 of my conversation with Brian Salvatore about musical blindspots. Brian listens to another Sloan album while I check out a third record from Ween. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
-Win-win situation
- Brian had Sloan's "The Double Cross" and Jay had Ween's "Quebec"
- Brian: My favorite of the three I listened to
- Beatles comparisons
- Brian will go back and check out rest of Sloan catalog
- No solo albums, but Murphy had TUNS project
- Jay: Really enjoyed Quebec
- Most cohesive of the three Ween albums Jay heard
- Dean and Gene were dealing with some issues
- "If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All)" is an epic album closer
- Next up: Jay will listen to Frank Zappa and Brian will check out Iron Maiden

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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.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Completely Conspicuous 467: Dig for Fire (Ween vs. Sloan, part 2)

Part 2 of my conversation with Brian Salvatore about musical blindspots. Brian listens to another Sloan album while I check out a second record from Ween. Listen to the episode below or download directly.
 

Show notes:
- Brian: Impressed with the progression of Sloan's sound
- Jay: Hadn't heard anything from The Mollusk previously
- Plenty of genre jumping
- Nautical theme
- Elements of prog, psych
- Brian: My favorite Ween record
- Ween varies playlists from show to show
- Brian: Between the Bridges is steeped in the '70s: Big Star, Sweet, T. Rex, Fleetwood Mac
- Interesting sequencing and flow
- Confusing the title with Between the Buttons
- Last Sloan album gave each band member a side's worth of songs
- Brian: Almost exclusively listen to albums in full
- Jay: Will listen to albums, but also use shuffle mode on iPod
- Brian: Also listen to a lot of music on Spotify
- Next up: Quebec for Jay, The Double Cross for Brian

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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, June 02, 2017

Stuck In Thee Garage #179: June 2, 2017

Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega died this week at the age of 83. He was notorious as the military dictator of Panama for much of the 1980s, but when U.S. forces invaded the country and apprehended him in 1989, he holed up in the Vatican embassy. The Americans then blasted loud rock music at him for three days as part of their attempt to drive him out of the embassy. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played music to roust a dictator with in hour 2 of the show. Things got loud.



This playlist should be cranked up to 11:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Two Inch Astronaut - Can You Please Not Help/Can You Please Not Help
Chastity Belt - Stuck/I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
Girlpool - Sleepless/Powerplant
Black Lips - Come Ride With Me/Satan's Graffiti or God's Art?
A Tribe Called Quest - Ego/We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service
Run the Jewels - Thursday in the Danger Room (feat. Kamasi Washington)/RTJ3
The New Pornographers - Clockwise/Whiteout Conditions
Spiral Stairs - The Unconditional/Doris and the Daggers
Deep State - Idiot Waster/Thought Garden
The Wedding Present - Kill Devil Hills/Going, Going...
Clustersun - Antagonize Me/Surfacing to Breathe
Froth - Briefly/Outside (briefly)
Baked - Stuck at Iron Mountain/Farnham
At the Drive-In - Tilting at the Univendor/inter-alia
Dead Moon - Walking on My Grave/What a Way to See the Old Girl Go
Mastodon - Word to the Wise/Emperor of Sand

Hour 2: Anti-Dictator Machine
Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song/Nothing's Shocking
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn/Licensed to Ill
Beck - High 5 (Rock the Catskills)/Odelay
Fu Manchu - Evil Eye/The Action is Go!
Black Sabbath - Supernaut/Vol. 4
Soundgarden - Loud Love/Louder Than Love
The Stooges - T.V. Eye/Fun House
Big Chief - Locked Out/Platinum Jive
The Posies - Hate Song/Amazing Disgrace
Death From Above 1979 - Romantic Rights/You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism/Dirty
Future of the Left - Arming Eritrea/Travels With Myself and Another
Funkadelic - Super Stupid/Maggot Brain
Bad Brains - Big Take Over/Big Brains
Van Halen - Atomic Punk/Van Halen