Friday, February 22, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #259: February 22, 2019

Man has been using boats for centuries to get from place to place. Long before we had cars or planes, we had boats. Nowadays, a lot of people have no need or opportunity to use a boat, but the boat is still an important mode of transportation. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about boats in hour 2.

Come aboard, we're expecting you:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Piroshka - This Must Be Bedlam/Brickbat
Priests - The Seduction of Kansas/Single
Flat Worms - Into the Iris/Into the Iris
White Lies - Tokyo/Five
Balms - Plane/Mirror
Herzog - Little Bug/Me vs. You
Jenny Lewis - Red Bull & Hennessy/On the Line
Karen O and Danger Mouse - Woman/Lux Prima
Cherry Glazerr - Stupid Fish/Stuffed & Ready
Bob Mould - Lost Faith/Sunshine Rock
Sharon Van Etten - No One's Easy to Love/Remind Me Tomorrow
Deer Tick - Run of the Mill/Mayonnaise
Guided By Voices - Send In the Suicide Squad/Zeppelin Over China
Swervedriver - Theeascending/Future Ruins
Beauty in Chaos - Un-Natural Disaster (feat. Dug Pinnick and Ice-T)/Finding Beauty in Chaos

Hour 2: Boats
Fucked Up - Ship of Fools/David Comes to Life
Bad Brains - Sailin' On/Bad Brains
Johnny Foreigner - Shipping/You Can Do Better
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Ships With Holes Will Sink/These Four Walls
Stars - Ship to Shore/Single
Meat Puppets - The Ship/Rise to Your Knees
Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper - Elvis is Everywhere/Bo-Day-Shus!!!
Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat/We Were Dead Before the Ship Sank
Matt Mays and El Torpedo - Building a Boat/Terminal Romance
Soulsavers - Through My Sails/It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land
Ween - Captain/Quebec
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Six Months in a Leaky Boat/Tell Balgeary, Balgury is Dead
David Bowie - Red Sails/Lodger
Queens of the Stone Age - Smooth Sailing/...Like Clockwork
Stephen Malkmus - The Hook/Stephen Malkmus

Friday, February 15, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #258: February 15, 2019

School plays a huge role in our lives. Even if you've been out of school for decades (ahem), it can still have a major impact on how your life turns out. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about school in hour 2.

This playlist seems to really care. About what I have no idea:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Guided By Voices - Carapace/Zeppelin Over China
Bob Mould - Send Me a Postcard/Sunshine Rock
Fontaines D.C. - Big/Single
Son Volt - Devil May Care/Union
Craig Finn - Blankets/I Need a New War
Deer Tick - Bluesboy/Mayonnaise
Snapped Ankles - Rechargeable/Stunning Luxury
Cherry Glazerr - Daddi/Stuffed & Ready
Shana Cleveland - Face of the Sun/Night of the Worm Moon
Deep State - Time Unraveled/The Path to Fast Oblivion
Mike Krol - Left for Dead/Power Chords
Chemtrails - Tedium's Jaws/Cuckoo Spit
Queen Zee - Idle Crown/Queen Zee
Savak - Door Deals & Debt/Beg Your Pardon
The C.I.A. - Gunslinger/The C.I.A.
Young Scum - Wasting Time/Young Scum
The Flesh Eaters - Black Temptation/I Used to Be Pretty

Hour 2: School
The Nation of Ulysses - Cool Senior High School (Fight Song)/13-Point Program to Destroy America
The Replacements - Fuck School/Live at Maxwell's 1986
Piebald - Giddy as a Schoolgirl/If It Weren't for Venetian Blinds It Would Be Curtains for Us All
The Jam - Art School/In the City
Rick Rude - Culinary School/Rick Rude-Comma split
Pylon - Driving School/Pylon Live
Danger Doom - Old School (feat. Talib Kweli)/The Mouse and the Mask
Spoon - Metal School/A Series of Sneaks
Speedy Ortiz - The Graduates/Foil Deer
Drive-By Truckers - Days of Graduation/Southern Rock Opera
Steely Dan - My Old School/Countdown to Ecstasy
Rockpile - Teacher Teacher/Seconds of Pleasure
Teenage Fanclub - Catholic Education/A Catholic Education
Sloan - Underwhelmed/Smeared
Rye Coalition - High School/Unreleased
Van Halen - Hot for Teacher/1984
AC/DC - School Days/T.N.T.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #257: February 8, 2019

It's important to explore the world, whether it's in your hometown, the surrounding area, the rest of the world. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about cities in hour 2.

You talkin' to me, playlist?

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Du Blonde - Buddy/Lung Bread For Daddy
Piroshka - Everlastingly Yours/Brickbat
Nanami Ozone - 3 Mile Ride/Single
Sol - The Kids/Single
Sneaks - The Way It Goes/Highway Hypnosis
Kero Kero Bonito - Flyway/Time 'n' Place
Sleep Study - Red Light Prayer/Miss America
Deer Tick - White City/Mayonnaise
Beauty in Chaos - Drifting Away ft. Robin Zander/Finding Beauty in Chaos
Business of Dreams - Ripe for Anarchy/Ripe for Anarchy
Sharon Van Etten - You Shadow/Remind Me Tomorrow
Cherry Glazerr - Wasted Nun/Stuffed & Ready
Mike Krol - An Ambulance/Power Chords
Flat Worms - Surreal New Year/Into the Iris
Deep State - Son/The Path to Fast Oblivion
Swervedriver - Good Times Are So Hard to Follow/Future Ruins
Yo La Tengo - She May, She Might/There's a Riot Going On

Hour 2: Cities
Nirvana - Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle/In Utero
Rancid - Olympia, WA/...And Out Come the Wolves
Japandroids - Rockers East Vancouver/Post-Nothing
Sloan - Green Gardens, Cold Montreal/The Double Cross
The Tragically Hip - Toronto #4/Music@Work
The Walkmen - Lost in Boston/A Hundred Miles Off
Beck - Hollywood Freaks/Midnite Vultures
The Hold Steady - Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night/Separation Sunday
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Baltimore/Real Emotional Trash
Big Audio Dynamite - London Bridge/Megatop Phoenix
Stars - Bitches in Tokyo/In Our Bedroom After the War
David Bowie - African Night Flight/Lodger
Foo Fighters - Arlandria/Wasting Light
The Cult - New York City/Sonic Temple
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn/Licensed to Ill

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Completely Conspicuous 504: American Beauty

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

Show notes:
- Recorded at CompCon world HQ
- Cover art could also be read as "American Reality"
- Also released in 1970; recorded a few months after Workingman's Dead came out
- Even more countrified, Americana-sounding
- Mickey Hart was on his way out, less involvement
- Featured on Freaks and Geeks episode where Lindsay gets into the Dead
- Half the album features "hits": Box of Rain, Friend of the Devil, Sugar Magnolia, Ripple, Truckin'
- Very low-key record
- Play Ripple at Phil's funeral
- On 50th birthday playlists
- Phil's idea for a playlist: 5 songs from every year of his life, no repeat artists
- Around this time, the Dead started really growing their fanbase
- Dead fans started following them on tour
- A lot of guests, including David Grisman
- This album isn't as dark as the previous one
- Another fairly concise record
- The Dead played the old Boston Tea Party club (now House of Blues) on New Year's Eve 1969
- The sound on this album is more timeless than the original acid-rock
- Jay: Just say no to DMB
- Phil: More into the Dead's music than the scene
- Truckin' is autobiographical, all about touring and getting hassled by the Man
- Ends the album on an upbeat note, with some ripping lead guitar
- Next up: Europe '72

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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, February 01, 2019

Stuck In Thee Garage #256: February 1, 2019

Here we sit, on the verge of another decade. As the year wears on, there will be much reflection on the last 10 years. Thirty years ago, we were looking ahead to the '90s. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs from 1989 in hour 2. It was decidedly not bogus.

The totally excellent playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Sharon Van Etten - Comeback Kid/Remind Me Tomorrow
Grayshot - Misinformation/Surface
Sunflower Bean - Come for Me/King of the Dudes
Heavy Lungs - Jealous/Single
Eyelids - It's About to Go Down/Single
Criminal Hygiene - Hardly News/Run It Again
Exit Group - Automatic Heart Attack/Adverse Habitat
Business of Dreams - My Old Town/Ripe For Anarchy
Mike Krol - Nothing to Yell About/Power Chords
Swervedriver - Future Ruins/Future Ruins
Pedro the Lion - Clean Up/Phoenix
Martin Frawley - End of the Bar/Undone at 31
Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Unwanted Number/Look Now
Jeff Tweedy - Let's Go Rain/WARM
Beauty in Chaos - 20th Century Boy (feat. Al Jourgensen)/Finding Beauty in Chaos
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers - Valeria Golino/Bought to Rot
Rick Rude - Jupiter/Verb for Dreaming

Hour 2: 1989
The Cult - Fire Woman/Sonic Temple
Faith No More - Falling to Pieces/The Real Thing
Soundgarden - Loud Love/Louder Than Love
Nirvana - Negative Creep/Bleach
De La Soul - The Magic Number/3 Feet High and Rising
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies/Paul's Boutique
Big Audio Dynamite - James Brown/Megatop Phoenix
Bob Mould - Sinners and Their Repentances/Workbook
Public Image Limited - Disappointed/9
Pixies - Debaser/Doolittle
Nine Inch Nails - Down In It/Pretty Hate Machine
The Tragically Hip - New Orleans is Sinking/Up to Here
The Smithereens - Blues Before and After/11
Tin Machine - Under the God/Tin Machine