Sonic Youth – Mary-Christ

Sonic Youth may be done, who knows, but at one point someone asked me if I were stranded on a desert island and could have only one artist/bands complete works to listen to who would it be. . . I guess I wouldn’t be relating that little slice of life if the band weren’t Sonic Youth so, cat’s outta the bag, my answer then was Sonic Youth and it would still be Sonic Youth today. I had a little bit of anxiety trying to pick a song, but resigned myself to the fact that if I continue doing this show I will have plenty of opportunity to do another Sonic Youth song, and another, and another.  Anyway, I picked a good number of songs that were released relatively close to when Goo was released and then a few songs that are more recent.  I rolled out the first of a 2012 release and added some songs to the best of 2011 list that will never die.  Hope you enjoy. Sonic Youth – Mary-Christ ~63 minutes

the list:

Sonic Youth – Mary-Christ

PJ Harvey – Me-Jane; Yuri-G; 50 Ft. Queenie

Yo La Tengo – From a Motel 6

My Bloody Valentine – Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)

Love and Rockets – Kundalini Express

Concrete Blonde – God is A Bullet

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Blues From A Gun

Cloud Nothings – No Future/No Past; Stay Useless; No Sentiment

Ty Segall – You Make the Sun Fry; The Slider; Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart

Random Song of the Show

Alice Donut – Mother Of Christ

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Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

Punk has been around forever. When it shows up, you think “oh yeah, there it is- punk rock man.” Most of the time it’s lurking just out of sight in all the usual places, but occasionally someone shines  a light on it and we all get a good dose of punk.  Punk is always where it  needs to be, for those of us who really need it, when we need it.  This show highlights a miniscule amount of punk, some of it hailing from Texas (a place that could use a whopping good dose of punk) and a little from Portland and a some from San Francisco, and other places as well – punk is everywhere.  All of it really good stuff. Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (click to listen or download) ~56 minutes

the punks/the songs

Ramones – Sheena is a Punk Rocker

Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue; Oh Boy!

OBN III’s – If the Shit Fits

Bad Sports – Off Switch; Sweet Sweet Mandy

Mean Jeans – Steve Don’t Party No More; Born On a Saturday Night; Party Animal

Mind Spiders – Go!

Wax Idols – Dilno

Bleached – Think of You

Super Wild Horses – Mess Around

High Tension Wires – They Fall Apart; Get Weird; Backbone

Random Song of the Show

The Hollies – Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)

Links and the Like

Dirtnap Records

Tic Tac Totally Records

Pterodactyl – Polio

Episode 8 is Part 5 of the Best of 2011, featuring a multitude of tracks from noise-pop indie rock all-stars: Japanther; the Death Set; Parts & Labor; Marnie Stern; and of course, Pterodactyl. In the less than a week that it took me to record this episode I think I switched my favorite album at least 4 times, maybe 5.  In the end they are all very very strong albums, but I’d have to give the nod to Marnie Stern.  Pterodactyl – Polio (click to listen or download)~58 minutes

the players, the songs:

Pterodactyl – Polio; Hold Still; School Glue; Thorn; Allergy Shots

Japanther – Meet You Later; First of All

Parts & Labor – Skin & Bones; Rest; Outnumbered; Fake Names

Marnie Stern – Nothing Left; Her Confidence; Gimme

The Death Set – Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap; Chew It Like a Gun Gum

Random Song of the Show:

Ceremony – Into the Wayside Part I/Sick

Labels and the like:

Jagjaguwar

Noise Pop in the San Francisco Bay Area

Thao & Mirah – Eleven

Part Four of the Best of ’11. “Eleven” was released in 2011, unbeknownst to me before starting to record this show. Apparently Thao & Mirah are solo artists that got together for a bit and played some music.  I found this song on a free 20 song sampler from their label, Kill Rock Stars. I highly recommend checking out the KRS website and browsing their store, lotsa good bands in there.  Also, as I was searching for images to include in this post I came across an article at NPR which claimed that the singer of Tune-Yards, Merrill Garbus, whom I had also chosen for this podcast actually wrote this song.  As has happened while putting each show together, I choose a song and other songs follow; then, after I’ve recorded everything, I start flipping around the interwebs and come across all sorts of info that probably should have been in the show.  Some of it relevant, some of it interesting and some of it neither, but show-worthy nonetheless. Thao & Mirah – Eleven (right click to download the show) ~45 minutes

Playlist (with links to the artists’ websites):

Thao & Mirah – Eleven

Eurythmics – Regrets

St Vincent – Northern Lights; Cruel

Tune-Yards – Gangsta

WILDFLAG – Romance

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers; Love Out Of Lust; Get Some

Random Song of the Show:

The Thermals – Here’s Your Future, and the video (not the same song though) with Carrie Brownstein of WILDFLAG