Friday, August 05, 2022

Stuck In Thee Garage #435: August 5, 2022

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about worsts in hour 2.They're enough to combat the worst of the worst, like Mr. Newman there.


 Hello, playlist:

Hour 1

Artist - Song/Album

Alvvays - Pharmacist/Blue Rev

Titus Andronicus - We're Coming Back/The Will to Live

Pet Fox - Hesitate/A Face In Your Life

Black Midi - Sugar/Tzu / Hellfire

Making Movies - XOPA/XOPA

Ex-Hyena - At the Moondial/Moon Reflections

Ty Segall - Looking at You/Hello, Hi

The Sadies - More Alone/Colder Streams

Jack White - Eosophobia/Fear of the Dawn

Alex the Astronaut - Haircut/How to Grow a Sunflower Underwater

Metric - What Feels Like Eternity/Formentera

Sharon Van Etten - Mistakes/We've Been Going About This All Wrong

Horsegirl - Beautiful Song/Version of Modern Performance

Horse Jumper of Love - Under the House (Skunks)/Natural Part

Cola - Gossamer/Deep In View

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Caught Low/Endless Rooms


Hour 2: Worst

Sebadoh - Worst Thing/Harmacy

Joanna Gruesome - Honestly Do Yr Worst/Peanut Butter

Johnny Foreigner - The Worst of Us/.Mono No Aware

Fuzzed Out - My Own Worst Enemy/Fuzzed Out

Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers - The Worst Facts/Spencer Gets It Lit!

Robert Plant - Worse Than Detroit/Pictures at Eleven

Superchunk - You Can Always Count on Me (In the Worst Way)/Come Pick Me Up

Joyer - Worst Thing/Perfect Gray

Deep State - You Are the Worst Person I Know/The Path to Fast Oblivion

Deer Tick - Mr. Nothing Gets Worse/Deer Tick, Vol. 2

Soundgarden - Worse Dreams/King Animal

Radio Birdman - You Just Make It Worse/Zeno Beach

OFF! - Toxic Box/OFF!

Matthew Sweet - Worse to Live/In Reverse

Divine Fits - Baby Get Worse/A Thing Called Divine Fits

The Dears - The Worst In Us/Lovers Rock

 

Friday, July 29, 2022

Stuck In Thee Garage #434: July 29, 2022

Many claim to be the best, but few actually live up to the hype. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about being the best in hour 2. It'll knock you on your butt.


This playlist floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee:

Hour 1

Artist - Song/Album

Sloan - Spend the Day/Steady

Hallelujah the Hills - Superglued to You/Single

Titus Andronicus - (I'm) Screwed/The Will to Live

Pilot to Gunner - Drop the Sun/Hail Hallucinator

Near Beer - Double Double/Near Beer

Jawbox - Consolation Prize/The Revisionist EP 

PVA - Hero Man/Blush

Courting - Tennis/Guitar Music

Metric - False Dichotomy/Formentera

Fazerdaze - Come Apart/Single

Hello Mary - Looking Right Into the Sun/Looking Right Into the Sun

Green/Blue - Moving On/Paper Thin

Viagra Boys - Ain't No Thief/Cave World

Disq - Cujo Kiddies/Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet

Archers of Loaf - In the Surface Noise/Reason In Decline

The Sadies - No One's Listening/Colder Streams

Ty Segall - Hello, Hi/Hello, Hi


Hour 2: Best

Pavement - Best Friend's Arm/Wowee Zowee

Ovlov - The Best of You/TRU

Guided By Voices - The Best Foot Forwards/Mirrored Aztec

Fugazi - Smallpox Champion/In On the Kill Taker

Rush - Best I Can/Fly By Night

The Pursuit of Happiness - Man's Best Friend/Love Junk

Mother Love Bone - Stardog Champion/Apple

Modest Mouse - The Best Room/Strangers to Ourselves

Bill Janovitz - Best Route/Walt Whitman Mall

Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Sunday's Best/Armed Forces

Songs: Ohia - Champion/Axxess & Ace

The White Stripes - A Boy's Best Friend/De Stijl

The Hush Now - Pete's Best/Memos

Mitski - Your Best American Girl/Puberty 2

Gustaf - Best Behavior/Audio Drag for Ego Slobs

The New Pornographers - Champions of Red Wine/Brill Bruisers


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Completely Conspicuous 594: Exile in Guyville

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our favorite music of 1993. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:

- Jay's non-top 5s: Urge Overkill, Living Colour, Matthew Sweet, The Pursuit of Happiness, Paw, Fugazi

- Some good comps and soundtracks: No Alternative, Sweet Relief, Judgment Night

- Phil's #5: Belly with a strong debut

- Jay's #5: Dinosaur Jr. straddles the line between alt- and classic rock

- Jay's #4 and Phil's #3: Smashing Pumpkins break through on sophomore effort

- Jay's #3: Electrifying, raw second album from PJ Harvey

- Phil's #2: U2 takes an interesting left turn with Zooropa

- Jay's #2 and Phil's #4: Nirvana's abrasive followup to Nevermind

- Phil's #1: Liz Phair with an audacious debut out of nowhere

- Jay's #1: A dark look at modern romance from the Afghan Whigs

- Favorite songs: "Mesmerize" (Phil), "Debonair" (Jay)

Completely Conspicuous is available through Apple Podcasts. 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, July 15, 2022

Stuck In Thee Garage #433: July 15, 2022

Holy haberdashery! This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs with alliterative titles in hour 2. They're totally terrific.


Presenting playlist:

Hour 1

Artist - Song/Album

Killer Mike - Run (feat. Young Thug)/Single

Jawbox - Grip/The Revisionist EP

Preoccupations - Ricochet/Arrangements

Supercrush - Perfect Smile/Melody Maker

Pet Fox - It Won't Last/A Face In Your Life

Cola - Met Resistance/Deep In View

The Mary Onettes - Mind On Fire/What I Feel In Some Places

Gully Boys - See You See/Single

Shearwater - Highgate/The Great Awakening

Metric - What Feels Like Eternity/Formentera

The Inflorescence - The Truth/Remember What I Look Like

Horsegirl - Option 8/Versions of Modern Performance

Jack White - Taking Me Back/Fear of the Dawn

Near Beer - Dead Drummers/Single

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Meet You on the Eastern Beach/Endless Rooms


Hour 2: Alliteration

The Police - De Doo Doo Doo, De Da Da Da/Zenyatta Mondatta

Prince and the Revolution - Paisley Park/Around the World in a Day

Run DMC - Peter Piper/Raising Hell

R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion/Reckoning

Smashing Pumpkins - Day Dream/Gish

Max Webster - Diamonds, Diamonds/High Class in Borrowed Shoes

Stephen Malkmus - Jo-Jo's Jacket/Stephen Malkmus

Rocket From the Crypt - Heater Hands/Scream, Dracula, Scream!

The Pursuit of Happiness - Completely Conspicuous/Where's the Bone

Superchunk - Water Wings/Foolish

Pixies - Tony's Theme/Surfer Rosa

Titus Andronicus - Arms Against Atrophy/The Airing of Grievances

Judas Priest - Electric Eye/Screaming For Vengeance

Marnie Stern - Simon Says/This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That

Queens of the Stone Age - Sick Sick Sick/Era Vulgaris

Sonic Youth - Screaming Skull/Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Completely Conspicuous 593: Cure For Pain

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our favorite music of 1993. Listen to the episode or download directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:

- In 1993, Jay turned 26, Phil turned 24

- Jay moved to Middleton, Mass.

- Phil saw the Breeders, Belly, Lenny Kravitz

- Jay saw Nirvana and the Breeders, Midnight Oil, Lollapalooza

- Big year for hip hop

- Hair metal was dead

- Phil's non-top 5s: Pearl Jam, Lenny Kravitz, Breeders, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, Afghan Whigs, Uncle Tupelo, Frank Black, Juliana Hatfield, Morphine, Velvet Underground, Bjork, Cracker, Mazzy Star, Dinosaur Jr., Big Head Todd and the Monsters   

- To be continued

Completely Conspicuous is available through Apple Podcasts. 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, July 08, 2022

Stuck In Thee Garage #432: July 8, 2022

One is the loneliest number, or so they say. You can get a lot more done when you team up with someone else. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played interesting collaborations in hour 2. It's like if Sting showed up in a movie based on a Who album.


Scoot along with the playlist:

Hour 1

Artist - Song/Album

The Mary Onettes - What I Feel In Some Places/What I Feel In Some Places EP

Horse Jumper of Love - Chariots/Natural Part

Sharon Van Etten - Headspace/We've Been Going About This All Wrong

Ex-Hyena - Magnification/Moon Reflections

Black Midi - Welcome to Hell/Hellfire

Cola - Fulton Park/Deep In View

!!! - Let It Be Blue/Let It Be Blue

Stars - To Feel What They Feel/From Capleton Hill

Spiritualized - Best Thing You Never Had (The D Song)/Everything Was Beautiful

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Vanishing Dots/Endless Rooms

Pet Fox - Checked Out/A Face In Your Life

The Smile - Skrting On the Surface/A Light For Attracting Attention

Joyce Manor - Dance With Me/40 Oz. to Fresno

Horsegirl - Homage to Birdnoculars/Versions of Modern Performance

Erica Dawn Lyle & Vice Cooler - Bodies (feat. Kelley Deal, Emily Restas, Sarah Register)/Land Trust: Benefit for North East Farmers of Color


Hour 2: Collaborations

Adrian Belew and David Bowie - Pretty Pink Rose/Young Lions

Pearl Jam - Little Sister (with Robert Plant)/2005 Christmas Single

Rush - Time Stand Still/Hold Your Fire

Living Colour - Elvis Is Dead/Time's Up

Mudhoney and Sir Mix-a-Lot - Freak Momma/Judgment Night soundtrack

Rollins Band - Night Sweat (with Charles Gayle)/Weighting

The Afghan Whigs - My Curse/Gentlemen

Metric - The Wanderlust/Synthetica

Paul McCartney - You Want Her Too/Flowers In the Dirt

The I Don't Cares - King of America/Wild Stab

The Raconteurs and Pete Townshend - The Seeker/Attic Jam

Buffalo Tom and Grant Hart - Pink Turns to Blue/Live at the Cabaret Metro, Chicago 12/3/00

Gord Downie and the Sadies - Demand Destruction/And the Conquering Sun

Teenage Fanclub and the Donnas - Personality Crisis/Velvet Goldmine soundtrack

Desert Sessions - Crawl Home/The Desert Sessions Vol. 9 & 10


Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Completely Conspicuous 592: Right in the Middle

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of the first half of 2022. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:

- Recorded at Clicky Clicky World HQ

- Breitling's #5: Papercuts with a solid effort featuring gratuitious Mellotron

- Kumar's #5: Spoon serves up a quality dollop of Spoon

- Breitling's #4: Elvis Costello in his occasional rock mode

- Kumar's #4: The Smile fills the gap between Radiohead albums with a pretty damn good album

- Kumar's #3: Oceanator brings the heat with revved-up guitar attack and a Doofenshmirtzian name

- Kumar with the prog-rock contacts

- Breitling's #3: WEMA is a London-based Tanzanian electronic act playing hypnotic worldbeat

- Kumar's #2: Superchunk with a strong but restrained effort looking at life during a pandemic

- Breitling's #2: Debut EP from SF act Neutrals that pushes shorter indie rock songs into long songs

- Kumar's #1: Toronto punk-pop act PUP with a great concept album about a band named PUP breaking up

- Breitling's #1: Debut album from Chicago's Horsegirl is full of "wall-to-wall bangasauruses"

- Looking forward to new releases from Kiwi Jr., Built to Spill, Ty Segall, Sloan, Afghan Whigs

Completely Conspicuous is available through the Apple Podcasts 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, July 01, 2022

Stuck In Thee Garage #431: July 1, 2022

One of the great things about music is it can take you back to a certain time or place and help you experience a specific memory. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played two hours of music in reverse chronological order from 2022 to 1992. It's your own radio version of Hot Tub Time Machine, so jump in while the water's hot!


Of course, this playlist doesn't go back to the '80s, but whatever:

Hour 1

Artist - Song/Album

Ex-Hyena - Dark Passage/Moon Reflections

Pardoner - Donna Said/Came Down Different

Run the Jewels - Yankee and the Brave/RTJ4

PUP - See You at Your Funeral/Morbid Stuff

Albert Hammond Jr. - Far Away Truths/Francis Trouble.

METZ - Cellophane/Strange Peace

David Bowie - Sue (In a Season of Crime)/Blackstar

Jeff Rosenstock - You, In Weird Cities/We Cool?

Protomartyr - Scum, Rise!/Under Color of Official Right

Speedy Ortiz - Tiger Tank/Major Arcana

Divine Fits - Would That Not Be Nice/A Thing Called Divine Fits

Wild Flag - Romance/Wild Flag

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Bottled in Cork/The Brutalist Bricks

Art Brut - Alcoholics Anonymous/Art Brut vs. Satan

The Gutter Twins - Idle Hands/Saturnalia

Grinderman - Honey Bee (Let's Fly to Mars)/Grinderman


Hour 2:

Sloan - Ill Placed Trust/Never Hear the End of It

Spoon - Sister Jack/Gimme Fiction

The Hold Steady - Most People Are DJs/Almost Killed Me

Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp/Boy in Da Corner

Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows/Songs For the Deaf

The Strokes - Take It Or Leave It/Is This It

Radiohead - The National Anthem/Kid A

Beck - Mixed Bizness/Midnite Vultures

Rocket From the Crypt - Break It Up/RFTC

Ben Folds Five - Song For the Dumped/Whatever and Ever Amen

Frank Black - Dance War/The Cult of Ray

PJ Harvey - Meet Ze Monsta/To Bring You My Love

Jeff Buckley - Eternal Life/Grace

Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea/In Utero

Sonic Youth - Nic Fit/Dirty

 


 

Friday, June 24, 2022

Stuck In Thee Garage #430: June 24, 2022

Thirty years ago, Hollywood's idea of a dystopian future featured Mick Jagger as a mercenary who captures people about to die in the early '90s and brings them to oh-so-futuristic 2009, where they serve as substitute bodies for rich people. And clearly, they predicted everything correctly. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs from 1992 in hour 2. 


This playlist is free, Jack:

Hour 1

Artist - Song/Album

Pet Fox - Only Warning/A Face In Your Life

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - My Echo/Endless Rooms

Black Midi - Eat Men Eat/Hellfire

Horse Jumper of Love - Ding Dong Ditch/Natural Part

Cola - At Pace/Deep In View

The Inflorescence - So Much of Nothing/Remember What I Look Like

Near Beer - Mixtape Generation/Single

Joyce Manor - Souvenir/40 Oz. to Fresno

Cave In - Floating Skulls/Heavy Pendulum

Horsegirl - World of Pots and Pans/Versions of Modern Performance

Nikki Lane - First High/Denim & Diamonds

Ian Sweet - Fight/Star Stuff

Shearwater - Laguna Seca/The Great Awakening

!!! - Here's What I Need to Know/Let It Be Blue

Sharon Van Etten - I'll Try/We've Been Going About This All Wrong

Porridge Radio - U Can Be Happy If U Want/Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky

Hour 2: 1992

Faith No More - Midlife Crisis/Angel Dust

Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack/Rage Against the Machine

Beastie Boys - Finger Lickin' Good/Check Your Head

Alice In Chains - Right Turn/Sap

Pavement - In the Mouth a Desert/Slanted and Enchanted

Pearl Jam - Sonic Reducer/1992 Christmas Single

Sugar - The Act We Act/Copper Blue

Helmet - Give It/Meantime

Kyuss - Green Machine/Blues For the Red Sky

Rollins Band - Grip/The End of Silence

The Afghan Whigs - Conjure Me/Congregation

Buffalo Tom - Darl/Let Me Come Over

R.E.M. - Monty Got a Raw Deal/Automatic For the People

The Black Crowes - Black Moon Creeping/The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion

 


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Completely Conspicuous 591: The First Part

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of the first half of 2022. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:

- Recorded at Clicky Clicky World HQ

- Breitling's laptop is acting up

- Concerts are mostly back

- Kate Bush sees a resurgence in popularity

- R.I.P., the iPod

- RL Mathews discovers the new stuff

- Breitling's honorable mentions: Graveyard Club, David West, Big Cream, Peaness, Golden Apples, Stomptalk Modstone, Pillow Queens, Pinchpoints, Flash Hits

- Kumar's HMs: Papercuts, Kurt Vile, Savak, Sasami, Kids on a Crime Spree, Yard Act, Adulkt Life, Mister Goblin, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Elvis Costello

- Good reissues from Pavement and the Flashing Lights

- Kumar's #10: Pink Mountaintops bring the psych/sludge/synth pop

- Breitling's #10: Lo Fi Legs, a musical band with a terrible name and good indie rock

- Kumar's #9: Dan Bejar brings a little more danceability to the latest Destroyer joint

- Kumar's #8: Jon Spencer's back with a fun record

- Breitling's #8: Spiritualized is worth repeat listening

- Kumar's #7: Wet Leg proves they're not a one-trick pony

- Breitling's #7: Tremendous release from Pet Fox, featuring doods from Ovlov and Palehound

- Breitling's #6: Yawners with the Spanish indie rock

- Kumar's #6: Moody change of pace from Fontaines D.C.

- To be continued

Completely Conspicuous is available through the Apple Podcasts 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.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Stuck In Thee Garage #429: June 17, 2022

Life is like a rollercoaster. For every meteoric climb, you've got a momentous drop. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about being down and out in hour 2. It wasn't as depressing as you might think, George Michael Bluth.


Snoopy knows what's up:

Hour 1

Artist - Song/Album

Joyce Manor - Gotta Let It Go/40 Oz. to Fresno

The Inflorescence - Phantom Feelings/Remember What I Look Like

Erica Dawn Lyle & Vice Cooler - Mirrorball (feat. Kathleen Hanna)/Land Trust: Benefit for North East Farmers of Color

Horsegirl - Anti-glory/Versions of Modern Performance

The Black Angels - El Jardin/Wilderness of Mirrors

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Tidal River/Endless Rooms

Pink Mountaintops - Nikki Go Sudden/Peacock Pools

Adulkt Life - Move/Book of Curses

Sharon Van Etten - Anything/We've Been Going About This All Wrong

Spiritualized - Let It Bleed (For Iggy)/Everything Was Beautiful

Drive-By Truckers - The Driver/Welcome 2 Club XIII

Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers - Get Up and Do It/Spencer Gets It Lit!

!!! - This Is Pop 2/Let It Be Blue

Just Mustard - Early/Heart Under

Bodega - Seneca the Stoic/Broken Equipment


Hour 2: Down

World Party - Way Down Now/Goodbye Jumbo

Mark Lanegan Band - When Your Number Isn't Up/Bubblegum

Nine Inch Nails - Down In It/Pretty Hate Machine

Lo Tom - Bad Luck Charm/Lo Tom

Dead Stars - Always Down/Never Not Here

The War On Drugs - Knocked Down/A Deeper Understanding

Fucked Up - Came Down Wrong/Dose Your Dreams

EMA - Down and Out/Exile in the Outer Ring

St. Vincent - Down and Out Downtown/Daddy's Home

Rocket From the Crypt - Drop Out/Scream, Dracula, Scream!

The Needy Sons - Chopped Down/Vis-a-Vis

The Pursuit of Happiness - The Downward Road (Revisited)/The Downward Road

Dinosaur Jr. - Goin Down/Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

Frank Black and the Catholics - Down in the Hole/Snake Oil

Courtney Barnett - Debbie Downer/Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Radiohead - Let Down/OK Computer


Stuck In Thee Garage #435: August 5, 2022

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about worsts in hour 2.They're enough to com...