Saturday, May 30, 2009

05-30-09 Phil Spector Retrospective

Yup, Phil Spector got convicted for 2nd degree murder yesterday. Yup, he deserved it because Lana Clarkson was an amazingly beautiful and talented woman who will be missed. But that doesn't change Spector's impact on the music that I love as so many people before me have loved, so this episode focuses on the music more than the man.

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The Teddy Bears - To Know Him is to Love Him
The Crystals - He's A Rebel
Connie Francis - Second Hand Love
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Crystals - I Wonder
The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Break - The Ventures - Apache 65
The Modern Folk Quartet - This Could Be the Night
The Ronettes - Paradise
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
The Beatles - Across the Universe
Leonard Cohen - Memories
Break - The Pearescents - Ronnie's Night House
The Ramones - Do you Remember Rock n' Roll Radio?
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
The Raveonettes (feat. Ronnie Spector) - Ode to LA
The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
Tail ID - The Cubs - Ram Charger

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep Memorial Day Special

Let's not forget that we are not the only ones to remember.
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Patti Smith - Memento Mori
Leonard Cohen - The Story of Isaac
David Bowie - Running Gun Blues
Warsaw - They Walked in Line
Station Break - Gregor Samsa - Makeshift Shelters
The Cure - World War
Sisters of Mercy - Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones cover)
Swans - God Loves America
Love and Rockets - Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
Station Break - David Bowie - V2 Schneider
Crass - Bloody Revolutions
Skinny Puppy - VX Gas Attack
Butthole Surfers - USSA
Rasputina - Draconian Crackdown

Bonus Video Time!

This video was projected onto the stage during Skinny Puppy's Too Dark Park tour.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

05-16-09 David Lynch with Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse

David Lynch has teamed up with Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse to release a 13-track CD and 100pg color photo book entitled Dark Night of the Soul. Due to legal complications, EMI may never release the album. The book may still be purchased here including a custom-made CD-R sans music. Tonight's episode focuses on David Lynch's soundtrack and personal work as well as showcasing five songs from the as-yet unreleased album.
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Martin Gore - In My Other World (Julee Cruise cover)
Julee Cruise - Up In Flames
Roy Orbison - In Dreams
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
The Pixies - In Heaven
Station Break - Fats Waller - Stompin' the Bug
Rebekah Del Rio - Llorando (Crying) (Roy Orbison cover)
David Bowie - Wishful Beginnings
David Lynch - Imaginary Girl
"Little" Jimmy Scott - Sycamore Trees
Station Break - Brian Eno - Prophecy Theme
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. The Flaming Lips - Revenge
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. Jason Lytle of Granddaddy - Everyime I'm With You
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. Iggy Pop - Pain
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. Vic Chestnutt - Grim Augury
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. David Lynch - Dark Night of the Soul

Bonus video time!

Moby - Shot in the Head (Instrumental) Directed by David Lynch

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers' Day

Here's a collection of songs about moms, both celebratory and derogatory (because we all know we've been awful to our mothers now and again).
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Kate Bush - Mother Stands for Comfort
The Psychedelic Furs - Mother-Son
Cocteau Twins - When Mama Was Moth
Mazzy Star - Umbilical
Station Break - Eluvium - I Will Not Forget That I Have Forgotten
Red House Painters - Mother
Autumn's Grey Solace - Distant Mother
Low - Mom Says
Tori Amos - Maybe California
Station Break - Max Richter - The Twins (Prague)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Mother / Oh Mein Papa
The Raveonettes - Momma I'm A Communist
Rasputina - Momma Was an Opium Smoker
The Decemberists - A Cautionary Song

Bonus video time! I really wanted to play this song, but it didn't fit in with the rest of the tracks. So here it is, in all its ridiculousness, Danzig's "Mother":

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

05-02-09 The Psychedelic Show

1960s psychedelic rock played a heavy role in shaping the sounds that enabled bands like My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Catherine Wheel to create some of the best records of my lifetime. Here's a retrospective of psychedelia that may have influenced generations of shoegazers.
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Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation
The Velvet Underground - Black Angel Death Song
Silver Apples - Fantasies
Station Break - London Philharmonic - Time (Pink Floyd cover)
Jefferson Airplane - Spare Chaynge
Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
Station Break - Slowdive - Avalyn II
Zombies - Hung Up on a Dream
Donovan - Season of the Witch
Nico - It Was A Pleasure Then
The Byrds - Lay Down Your Weary Tune