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The Younger Lovers – Down Down Gently; The Ballad of Two Stubborn Men

Episode 89 

younger lovers

The Younger Lovers is a Bay Area band that is carrying on with the tradition of being really good. The punk rock movement is alive and well in Northern California and The Younger Lovers can take a little slice of credit for that.

their blog————> here

their fb—————> here

Southpaw Records————> here

ep89 The Younger Lovers – Down Down Gently; The Ballad of Two Stubborn Men

Dead Wives – Beekeeper; Angry Swarm (78 rpm)

ep79 Dead Wives – Beekeeper; Angry Swarm

A punk, garage, grunge band out of New Haven, rocking the bee sides. Good stuff. Check out their bandcamp here

This is a tattoo of a queen bee on my forearm- i like bees:bee photo

The Oblivians – Run for Cover

ep76 The Oblivions – Run For Cover

Back to Memphis, with the Oblivians. The 90’s garage punk lo-fi band is back with a new release of grinding, thrashing goodness. Go find yourself a copy of “Desperation” today!

their fb ——> here

Low Fat Getting High – Better Better Worse

ep74 Low Fat Getting High – Better Better Worse

Brooklyn band Low Fat Getting High just released a new EP called “Bad Yoga” and it is good. 4 songs, all loud fast and fun. Have a listen, buy the EP, impress your friends.

their bandcamp ——> here
their fb ———> here

Lamps – An Irrational Fear of Sailors

lamps image
ep70 Lamps – An Irrational Fear of Sailors

LA punks Lamps released the LP “Under the Water Under the Ground” last year and it pounds out some pleasurable sounds. Check it out.

Pissed Jeans – Male Gaze

ep67 Pissed Jeans – Male Gaze

East coast punks Pissed Jeans dropped their album “Honeys” in February and it contains a whole boatload of sonic syrup with which to coat thyself. The whole thing needs listening, you can start here with “Male Gaze.”

their site ——–> here
their fb ——–> here
twitter ———-> here

Pangea – River

ep60 Pangea – River

Killer Dreams EP was released early 2012 and is about as solid an EP as they come, all 4 songs are worth listening to repeatedly, each song has its own flavor of Pangea, and the album cover is one of my favorites in recent history.

their bandcamp for releases on Lauren Records ——–> here
their EP at Ghostbot Records ——-> here
their fb ———> here

Candy Paint – One Hundred

candy paint
ep55 Candy Paint – One Hundred

Candy Paint is power punk, everything turned up and balls out, passionate rock n roll.

their tumblr ——–> here
their soundcloud (with the free frickin download, get it fool) ——–> here

Ex-Cult – Day To Day & Post Graduate

ep52 Ex-Cult – Day to Day & Post Graduate

Memphis punks Ex-Cult released their self-titled LP on Goner Records last year and here is a two song sample of their work. This is good old fashioned punk rock, fuzzy and fun.

Ex-Cults fb page ——-> here

Fuzz – Fuzz’s Fourth Dream

ep51 Fuzz – Fuzz’s Fourth Dream

Ty Segall is the music man. I have no problems whatsoever with how much music he is producing, and I’m astounded by how good the music is. Don’t quit baby, keep on rockin in the free world.

his new single on Trouble in Mind records ——> here

Bob Mould/Dinosaur Jr.

ep050 Bob Mould/Dinosaur Jr

Two veterans of punk rock released albums in 2012. These two songs make my best of list for pure nostalgia and familiarity.

The Men – Electric

the men new moon
ep49 The Men – Electric

An album a year is note-worthy. . . a really good album every year for three years running is phenomenal. The Men have a new single out now and a new album “New Moon” coming out in March. Your only hurting yourself by avoiding them.

their blog ——-> here

Plateaus – Do It For You

ep48 Plateaus – Do It For You

San Diego pop punk band Plateaus released their debut LP in the fall of 2012 and it is a rollicking good time top to bottom. The single Do It For You b/w Jasmine was released in May and a video for the song came out in the summer.

the band is ——–> here
the video ——-> here
buy the cd/vinyl ——-> here

Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus

ep47 Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus

Another for the Best of 2012, Thee Oh Sees album Putrifiers II kicks butt and engages your chakras with rhythmic mantras that keep the inner fire burning. Light some incense and candles then prepare to be rocked.

their website ——> here
the video ———> here
download ——-> here

Ceremony – Hysteria

Ceremony – Zoo

Near the top of my best of 2012 albums sits Ceremony’s “Zoo”. 12 tracks, solid punk/hardcore, gets my blood pumping. Visit their website here.

check this out Ceremony covers “Kiss Off” by the Violent Femmes

Fiction Reform – Shellac and Vinyl

Fiction Reform – Shellac and Vinyl

LA punks “Fiction Reform” released Take Your Truth in November and hopefully will be coming to a venue near you. Visit them at their website: here, or their fb

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Addition to the Best of 2012, the debut album from Parquet Courts “Light Up Gold”
Check out their website here for upcoming shows, and purchase their lp here or visit their bandcamp over —–> here

Tyvek – Scaling

Tyvek – Scaling

Detroit punks Tyvek released a new album early in November and it’s moving up my list of best of 2012. The straight up lo-fi fuzzy punk of On Triple Beams is only slightly more refined and evolved than their previous album Nothing Fits. Their label In The Red Records is a good place to start a record collection.

Titus Andronicus – Ecce Homo

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Titus Andronicus – Ecce Homo

New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus released their third album Local Business in October of this year. The music is good, the kids are punks, the first track “Ecce Homo” is the way an album ought to begin. Have a listen, won’t you?

White Lung – Glue

White Lung – Glue

Canadian punk rock band White Lung are on the west coast playing their punk rock music for all the punk rock kids. Check out their tumbler here. And their new video for the song Glue.

The Orwells – Ancient Egypt

The Orwells – Ancient Egypt

A group of teenagers in the Chicago area got together and made some punk rock. The Orwells are living the dream, check em out. . . now.

Creamers – Father Christmas

Creamers – Father Christmas

The Creamers released their 7″ Bob Kringle/Father Christmas back in 1990, with both songs on the A side, the B side had an etching of the cover art from the single. Wish I still had my copy. . . *sadface

Spider Bags – Friday Night

Spider Bags – Friday Night

Spider Bags, a punk band out of Chapel Hill NC may be coming to a dark, dank venue near you. If that be the case grab your girl and go have a good time.

FIDLAR – White on White

FIDLAR – White on White

LA surf-punks FIDLAR are releasing their s/t album early next year. Check out their song/video “Cheap Beer” Look for them touring the east and west coasts of the USA in November and Europe in December.

OBN III’s – So What If We Die

OBN III’s – So What If We Die

The OBN III’s new s/t album was released on Oct 11th. Pick it up at TicTacTotally for cheap.

Naomi Punk – Burned Body

Naomi Punk – Burned Body
Naomi Punk’s album “The Feeling” is being re-released this November on their new label, after a limited press of 300 or so albums back in April of this year, it is a standout punk album and not much of a surprise that the band hails from Olympia, WA- must be something in the trees up there. . .

Metz – Headache

Metz – Headache~6 minutes

Metz is a Canadian band, their self-titled debut album, METZ, hits the shelves on October 9th. Loud, scuzzy guitars, driving drums and vicious energy bring mayhem into your vanilla existence. Free upload of the song here.

The Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail

 This week is a tribute to 924 Gilman St, although I don’t think The Clash ever played there.  Many bands throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s cut their teeth and split their lips jumping around the all ages club, 924 Gilman St.  Operation Ivy the short lived, much loved punk-ska Berkeley band was the reincarnation of The Clash.  The other bands included in this episode reflect all that was good about The Clash and Operation Ivy. The Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail ~63 minutes 

The List:

The Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail

Operation Ivy – Here We Go Again; Sound System; The Crowd; Caution; Vulnerability

Green Day – Only of You

Pennywise – Wouldn’t It Be Nice; Bro Hymn

The Mr T Experience – Now We Are Twenty-One; The History of the Concept of the Soul, Gilman Street

Rancid/NOFX – I’m the One; Brews; Tenderloin; Bob; Antennas

Random Song of the Show

Screaming Females – Foul Mouth

the NPR Tiny Desk Session

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

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

Fucked Up – No Epiphany

In the second installment of the best of 2011, I picked a song that wasn’t even released in 2011 but came out 3 years earlier on the album The Chemistry of Common Life. The song, “No Epiphany,” is not new but it is the first song I heard by Fucked Up years ago, and immediately liked. Fucked Up has a fucked up name but whatever, they put out a really good album, an excellent album this year, with 18 fucking tracks on it, so don’t just pick and choose, drop the 9.99 and get the whole god damned thing. For some reason I never bought any of their albums up until now, and David Comes To Life is good straight up, no frills punk rock. No gimmicks, other than their fucking name. Whatever. . . they’re basically just Coldplay with a scrowling singer. . .~58 minutes

Things worth checking out:

The album page at Matador Records

The live performance of David Comes To Life

Other bands mentioned or should’ve been mentioned:

Jesus Lizard
The Men
Hüsker Dü

Minor Threat – I Don’t Wanna Hear It

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The debut episode of 1 Song 1 Show focuses on Minor Threat’s “I Don’t Wanna Hear It.” Chosen at random, the song immediately brought up comparisons of the DIY early 80’s indie music young industrialists to the everyone with a keyboard and an opinion podcasters of the current day. Minor Threat’s sound and walk the talk attitude left very little room for harsh criticism musically speaking. They were really fucking good, and you either liked the type of music they played or you weren’t into it. Their social/cultural observations were controversial and will continue to energize fresh listeners for years to follow.

Playlist for Minor Threat – I Don’t Wanna Hear It

Rich recommmends:

  • Fugazi – Waiting Room
  • Bad Brains – Sailin’ On
  • something by Circle Jerks (I would suggest “Wild in the Streets”)
  • a song from The Dead Milkmen’s “Big Lizard in my Backyard” he mentioned “Bitchin Camaro”

I would add to that:

  • Fugazi- Margin Walker
  • Bad Brains- Don’t Bother Me
  • The Dead Milkmen- Rastabilly
  • The Misfits- London Dungeon and Where Eagles Dare
  • Mudhoney- Flat out Fucked and Hate the Police
  • Helmet- Unsung
  • Minor Threat- Screamin at a Wall

Other stuff to look up:

Rich mentioned “Art to Choke Hearts” by Henry Rollins, and the website Pancake Mountain

Scott says it may be worth checking out Jonesy’s Jukebox on KROQ

“Our Band Could Be Your Life” by Michael Azerrad, check out his website You and What Army