Saturday, October 26, 2013

October 26, 2013 CHIRP Radio Show Playlist (Show #180)

9:01 AM Hans Rotenberry and Brad Jones • It Would Be Uncool • Mountain Jack • self-released

9:04 AM Cass McCombs • Angel Blood • Big Wheel and Others • Domino

9:08 AM Sly & The Family Stone • Mother Beautiful • Small Talk • Epic

9:09 AM Pinetop Seven • Afterthought • Beneath Confederate Lake • Empyrean

9:15 AM Janelle Monae • It's Code • Electric Lady • Bad Boy

9:19 AM The Balancing Act • Understanding Furniture • curtains • I.R.S.

9:23 AM Avey Tare • 3 Umbrellas • Down There • Paw Tracks

9:27 AM Reparata & the Delrons • Saturday Night Didn't Happen • One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found • Rhino

9:29 AM Sade • Still In Love With You • The Ultimate Collection • Epic

9:34 AM The Oarsmen • Dreamcatcher • Writing House • Tandem Shop

9:38 AM Midnight Oil • Stars of Warburton • Blue Sky Mining • Epic

9:42 AM Frankie Rose • Into Blue • Herein Wild • Fat Possum

9:45 AM The Well Wishers • Nothing Ever Changes Around Here • Dreaming of the West Coast • self-released

9:50 AM Midlake • This Weight • Antiphon • ATO

9:54 AM Sebadoh • Let It Out • Defend Yourself • Joyful Noise

9:58 AM Patricia Barber • The Storyteller • Smash • Concord

10:02 AM The Effigies • Haunted Town • Remains Nonviewable • Touch and Go

10:05 AM The Comsat Angels • Beautiful Monster • My Mind's Eye • Caroline

10:07 AM V V Brown • Samson • Samson & Delilah • YOY

10:14 AM Sidi Touré • Mali • Alafia • Thrill Jockey

10:18 AM 10CC • You've Got a Cold • Deceptive Bends • Mercury

10:22 AM The Bitter Tears • East Texas • The Grinning Corpse Who Went To Town • Roydale

10:27 AM Split Enz • What's The Matter With You • True Colours • Mushroom

10:30 AM Marva Whitney • Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear • Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label • Numero Group

10:33 AM UNKLE • The Runaway (featuring ELLE J) • Where Did The Night Fall • Surrender All

10:38 AM Justin Roberts • Recess • Recess • Carpet Square

10:42 AM The Fresh & Onlys • The Deluge of War • Soothsayer • Mexican Summer

10:44 AM Broken Social Scene • Guilty Cubicles • Feel Good Lost • Arts & Crafts

10:48 AM Pusha T • Nosetalgia (featuring Kendrick Lamar) • My Name Is My Name • GOOD Music

10:52 AM The Equals • Stand Up And Be Counted • Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys...the anthology • Sequel

10:55 AM Yo La Tengo • Autumn Sweater • I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One • Matador

11:01 AM The Hives • Antidote • Tyrannosaurus Hives • Interscope

11:03 AM King Khan & the Shrines • Yes I Can't • Idle No More • Merge

11:05 AM The Coasters • Along Came Jones • The Very Best of The Coasters • Rhino

11:10 AM todayshits • Shivers of Winter • The Boy Can't Help It • Tripp Tapes

11:12 AM LCD Soundsystem • Thrills • LCD Soundsystem • DFA

11:16 AM Gaza Strippers • Transistor • Electric Bible • Twenty Stone Blatt

11:21 AM The Hummingbirds • Get On Down • loveBUZZ • rooArt

11:24 AM Melt-Banana • The Hive • Fetch • A-Zap

11:27 AM White Knight • It Could Be Acid • Kill Yourself Dancing: The Story of Sunset Records Inc. Chicago 1985-88 • Still Music

11:33 AM Funkadelic • Red Hot Mama • Standing on the Verge • Westbound

11:36 AM Troy Gregory • Down 2 The Last Santa Claus • Sybil • Fall of Rome

11:39 AM Eligh & Amplive • Guides • Therapy at 3 • Legendary Music

11:45 AM Body/Head • Aint • Coming Apart • Matador

11:51 AM Vagrants • The Final Hour • I Can't Make a Friend 1965-1968 • Light In The Attic

11:53 AM The Vandermark 5 • Further From The Truth (For Walker Evans) • Beat Reader • Atavistic

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October 19, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #179)

9:03 AM Tom Robinson Band • Glad To Be Gay • Power In The Darkness • Razor & Tie

9:07 AM Lee Fields • Could Have Been • Daptone Gold • Daptone

9:11 AM Four Tet • Gong • Beautiful Rewind • Text

9:15 AM Grizzly Bear • Will Calls • Will Calls single • Warp

9:19 AM The Jungle Brothers • I Get a Kick Out of You • Red Hot + Blue • Chrysalis

9:21 AM Fruit Bats • Tony the Tripper • Tripper • Sub Pop

9:28 AM Jonathan Wilson • Moses Pain • Fanfare • Downtown

9:34 AM Oneohtrix Point Never • Problem Areas • R Plus Seven • Warp

9:39 AM Dr. John • Mama Roux • Gris-Gris • Collectors' Choice

9:41 AM Volcano Choir • Byegone • Repave • Jagjaguwar

9:46 AM Kathy Greenholdt • Moon Song • When You're Dead • self-released

9:49 AM Best Coast • Baby I'm Crying • Fade Away • Jewel City

9:54 AM The Lilac Time • American Eyes • Paradise Circus • Fontana

9:56 AM Charlie Parker • Ornithology • In a Soulful Mood • Music Club

10:00 AM Paul McCartney • Alligator • New • MPL

10:03 AM The Sadies • The Very Beginning • Internal Sounds • Yep Roc

10:07 AM Jimmy Dawkins • Hippies Playground • All for Business • Delmark

10:11 AM Slushy • SF Gals • Five Little Leaves EP • Tripp Tapes

10:14 AM The Bangles • He's Got A Secret • All Over The Place • Columbia

10:16 AM Ellen Allien • Secret • Berlinette • Bpitch Control

10:23 AM Shoes • Hangin' Around With You • Present Tense • Elektra

10:27 AM Crystal Stilts • Star Crawl • Nature Noir • Sacred Bones

10:30 AM Shearwater • Castaways • The Golden Archipelago • Matador

10:36 AM The Supremes • Buttered Popcorn • Finders Keepers: Motown Girls 1961-67 • Ace

10:38 AM Circuit des Yeux • My Name Is Rune • Overdue • Ba Da Bing!

10:43 AM Beth Orton • Carmella • Daybreaker • Astralwerks/EMI

10:48 AM The Dismemberment Plan • Invisible • Uncanney Valley • Partisan

10:52 AM The Resonars • Funny Old World • Lunar Kit • Get Hip

10:55 AM The Lijadu Sisters • Osupa 2 • Mother Africa • Knitting Factory

11:01 AM Jawbox • Savory • For Your Own Special Sweetheart • DeSoto

11:05 AM TV Ghost • A Maze of Death • Disconnect • In the Red

11:09 AM The Mickey Finn • Garden Of My Mind • Nuggets II • Rhino

11:13 AM Sleigh Bells • Young Legends • Bitter Rivals • Mom + Pop

11:16 AM Mos Def • Sex, Love And Money • The New Danger • DGC

11:20 AM Slade • Gudbuy T'Jane • Slayed? • Polydor

11:26 AM Einstein's Riceboys • Soda Jerk • Milk of Amnesia • Pluto

11:28 AM Horisont • Writing on the Wall • Time Warriors • Rise Above

11:32 AM Bob Mould • Missing You • Body of Song • Yep Roc

11:37 AM The Fall • Cyber Insekt • The Unutterable • Eagle

11:40 AM Unwound • I'd Die To Know You • Kid is Gone • Numero Group

11:42 AM The Dogs • See You In The Morning • Free Write • Records of Mass Destruction

11:48 AM Tar • Non-Alignment Pact • 1988-1995 • Chunklet

11:52 AM The Fatima Mansions • The Loyaliser • Lost in the Former West • Kitchenware

11:55 AM Zavala • Run • The Dark Time Sunshine Vessel Instrumentals • Fake Four Inc.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 12, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #178)

9:01 AM Ann Peebles • Until You Came Into My Life • I Can't Stand The Rain • Hi

9:04 AM The Style Council • You're The Best Thing • Café Bleu • Polydor

9:09 AM Neko Case • Calling Cards • The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You • ANTI-

9:14 AM The Blow • I Tell Myself Everything • The Blow • Kanine

9:17 AM Cornershop • Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) • When I Was Born for the 7th Time • Luaka Bop

9:19 AM Liam Hayes and Plush • Take a Chance • Bright Penny • Broken Horse

9:26 AM The Jayhawks • Save It For A Rainy Day • Rainy Day Music • American

9:29 AM Wooden Rings • The Way You Twist My Words • Twisted & Tangled EP • self-released

9:33 AM Darrow Fletcher • What Good Am I Without You • The Pain Gets A Little Deeper • Kent

9:37 AM Bill Evans Trio • Autumn Leaves • Portrait in Jazz • Riverside

9:43 AM Kenny Feinstein • To Here Knows When • Loveless/Hurts To Love • Fluff & Gravy

9:47 AM British Electronic Foundation • God Only Knows • Music Of Quality And Distinction Volume Three • Wall Of Sound

9:52 AM Mazzy Star • Seasons of Your Day • Seasons Of Your Day • Rhymes of an Hour

9:55 AM The Kinks • Plastic Man • Arthur or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire • Essential

9:58 AM Minutemen • Beacon Sighted Through Fog • What Makes A Man Start Fires? • SST

10:01 AM VV Brown • The Apple • Samson & Delilah • YOY

10:04 AM The Dirtbombs • Sugar On Top • Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey • In The Red

10:06 AM La Yegros • Viene de Mi • Future Sounds of Buenos Aires • Waxploitation

10:13 AM Willis Earl Beal • Hole in the Roof • Nobody knows. • XL

10:16 AM The Posies • Holiday Hours • Blood/Candy • Rykodisc

10:20 AM Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros • Coma Girl • Streetcore • HellCat

10:25 AM Brian Eno • Dead Finks Don't Talk • Here Come The Warm Jets • Island

10:29 AM The Poets of Rhythm • Augusta, GA • The Anthology 1992-2003 • Daptone

10:31 AM Mass Shivers • Outsider Erotica • Contoured Heat • Licking River

10:40 AM The Connells • '74-'75 • Ring • TVT

10:41 AM Polvo • Changed • Siberia • Merge

10:44 AM Liquor Giants • Whore • Up With People • Elastic

10:48 AM Kelley Stoltz • Still Feel • Double Exposure • Third Man Records

10:54 AM Blondie • Die Young Stay Pretty • Eat To The Beat • Chrysalis

10:58 AM Pickettywitch • There He Goes • You Can Be Wrong About Boys • Sequel

11:01 AM Anna Calvi • Love Of My Life • One Breath • Domino

11:04 AM Pink Frost • Orange Sky Suicide • Sundowning • BLVD/Notes and Bolts

11:07 AM The Shadows of Knight • You Can't Judge a Book (By The Cover) • Gloria • Sundazed

11:12 AM Quasi • Don't Stop Me Now • Mole City • Kill Rock Stars

11:15 AM Sleater-Kinney • Slow Song • Sleater-Kinney • Chainsaw

11:17 AM Billy Thorpe • Children of the Sun • Children of the Sun • Capricorn

11:25 AM Joan Jett and the Blackhearts • Different • Unvarnished • Blackheart

11:28 AM Dot Wiggin Band • Speed Limit • Ready! Get! Go! • Alternative Tentacles

11:30 AM Battles • Sweetie & Shag (featuring Kazu Makino) • Gloss Drop • Warp

11:35 AM The Dukes of Stratosphear • 25 O'Clock • 25 O'Clock • Ape

11:40 AM INVSN • God Has Left Us Stranded • INVSN • Razor & Tie

11:44 AM Hella • Hello Great Architect Of The Universe • The Devil Isn't Red • Suicide Squeeze

11:48 AM Lizza • Make Way • Bangers • Totally Gross National Product

11:51 AM Mono Puff • The Devil Went Down to Newport (Totally Rocking) • Unsupervised • Rykodisc

11:54 AM Talking Heads • Girlfriend Is Better • Stop Making Sense: Special New Edition • Sire

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sparks in a nutshell

In the comments section of a review of the Sparks album Exotic Creatures Of The Deep, I composed this in answer to a query of where to start with Sparks. For a pithy analysis, well, it's pithy and has enough value to put it on the blog.

1. Demos/Halfnelson/Sparks/Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing: Demented neo-psychedelic rock. Songs about incest, dating Germans and smashing into cars to meet people. Dresden Dolls fans will love some of this stuff.

2. Kimono My House/Propaganda/Indiscreet: Sparks inspires Queen, Morrissey and many others, and become glam stars in the UK. Most fans think this is their best period.

3. Big Beat/Introducing Sparks: -- poor production hampers two solid collections of tunes.

4. Number One In Heaven/Terminal Jive: Sparks invents electronica/techno/gay disco and synth-pop duos. Heaven is the most influential album no one has ever heard. Jive is a shadow of that.

5. Whomp That Sucker/Angst In My Pants/In Outer Space/Pulling Rabbits: Sparks goes New Wave, becomes KROQ stars. The first two albums are great silly fun. Outer Space goes more synth, and Rabbits is hit-or-miss.

6. Music That You Can Dance To/Interior Design: Ron and Russell build a studio. Music is somewhat experimental, yielded the brilliant "Change", but is spotty. Design has even fewer spots.

7. Gratuitous Sax/Plagiarism/Balls: Sax is a Eurodisco comeback and got them on the charts in the UK again. Very good. Plagiarism is an odd self-tribute album. Balls has its moments.

8. Lil' Beethoven/Hello Young Lovers/Exotic Creatures: Baroque minimalistic orch-pomp-pop? Beethoven was so bracing in 2002 and the Maels showed they still have it. Lovers explores the approach some more. Creatures moves the approach into a more pop direction and is awesomely catchy.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 5, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #177)

9:02 AM The Cardigans • Carnival • Life • Minty Fresh

9:05 AM Eva Taylor & Clarence Williams' Blues Five • Red Hot Flo From Kokomo (Jazz Vampires)(DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix) • Boardwalk Empire Presents: Sounds of the Onyx • HBO

9:09 AM Pinetop Seven • Afterthought • Beneath Confederate Lake • Empyrean

9:14 AM London Grammar • Strong • If You Wait • Columbia

9:18 AM Peggy Lee • For Every Man There's a Woman • Miss Peggy Lee • Capitol

9:21 AM The Beautiful South • Manchester • Superbi • Sony BMG

9:26 AM Johnny Cash • Love's Been Good To Me • American V: A Hundred Highways • American

9:29 AM Prince • Gotta Broken Heart Again • Dirty Mind • Warner Bros.

9:31 AM Mark Lanegan • I'm Not the Loving Kind • Imitations • Vagrant

9:36 AM Rodriguez • Rich Folks Hoax • Cold Fact • Light In The Attic

9:39 AM Richard Buckner • When You Tell Me How It Is • Surrounded • Merge

9:43 AM The Sometimes Family • Love • Soul • self-released

9:49 AM Elvis Costello & The Roots • Tripwire • Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs • Blue Note

9:53 AM Dana Gillespie • Tears In My Eyes • Foolish Seasons • Rev-Ola

9:55 AM Cass McCombs • Eavesdropping On The Competition • Catacombs • Domino

10:00 AM Empirical • The Prophet • Tabula Rasa • Naim Jazz

10:08 AM Mountains for Clouds • Thanks for the Dove • Maybe It's Already Everywhere • Count Your Lucky Stars

10:10 AM Phoenix • Lasso • Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix • Glass Note

10:15 AM Chvrches • Under the Tide • The Bones of What You Believe • Glassnote

10:18 AM Cyndi Lauper • I'll Kiss You • She's So Unusual • Epic

10:22 AM Doo Rag • Rickety • What We Do • Dependability

10:26 AM Harry Nilsson • One • Aerial Ballet • RCA

10:29 AM Eli Mardock • If You're With Me, You're Against Me • Everything Happens for the First Time • Eagle Seagull

10:33 AM Sparks • When Do I Get to Sing "My Way" • Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins • Look

10:39 AM Tony! Toni! Toné! • Don't Fall in Love • House of Music • Mercury

10:43 AM The Suburbs • Dumb Ass Kids • Si Sauvage • self-released

10:46 AM Sloan • Blackout • Never Hear the End of It • Yep Roc

10:50 AM Janelle Monae • Dance Apocalyptic • The Electric Lady • Bad Boy

10:53 AM Pat Travers Band • Snortin' Whiskey • Crash And Burn • Polydor

10:57 AM Pezband • Stop! Wait a Minute • Laughing in the Dark • Passport

11:00 AM The Dismemberment Plan • Go and Get It • Uncanney Valley • Partisan

11:04 AM The Yardbirds • What Do You Want • Roger The Engineer • Warner Bros.

11:07 AM Cheese Borger and the Cleveland Steamers • Never Enough • Terminal • Smog Veil

11:13 AM Nine Inch Nails • While I'm Still Here • Hesitation Marks • Columbia

11:17 AM Mud Hutters • All About • Messthetics Greatest Hits • Hyped 2 Death

11:19 AM Keefe Jackson's Likely So • Overture • A Round Goal • Delmark

11:25 AM Wipers • Doom Town • Over The Edge • Zeno

11:29 AM A Storm of Light • The Fore Sermon • Nations to Flames • Southern Lord

11:33 AM M.O.T.O. • Places We Used To Go • Single File • Criminal IQ

11:37 AM Yaz • Too Pieces • Upstairs at Eric's • Sire

11:40 AM Deltron 3030 • The Agony • Event II • Mute

11:43 AM Micachu & the Shapes • Heaven • Never • Rough Trade

11:48 AM MGMT • Mystery Disease • MGMT • Columbia

11:52 AM Alva Star • Downsides • Escalator • Princess

11:55 AM Magical Beautiful • Platform on the Lake • Not Building a Wall but Making a Brick • I Hear a New World