Archive for January, 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

It was somewhere in New Mexico, while out in the desert on a road trip listening the old Nuggets compilation, that a bunch of us got to listing our favorite Dylan homages/ripoffs. Specifically the track “A Public Execution,” by the sixties garage-rock band Mouse, from Tyler, TX. Of course Stealers Wheel came up – their […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

(Volume nine of Clifton’s Corner. Every other week on the blog Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, shares some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, r&b, funk, psych and beyond. – AD) What’s commonly considered to be “blues” tends to be pretty cliche’d. Unfortunately, the forces of commerce and […]

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Twenty-three track radio session Randy Newman cut while in New York City in August of 1971 for WPLJ FM. Stripped down, solo piano. The session serves to both highlight material culled from Newman’s first two albums (1968’s s/t and 1970’s 12 Songs) as well as to showcase tracks from his next full-length, 1972’s Sail Away. […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 230: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Destroyer – Leave Me Alone (New Order) ++ Trailer Trash Tracys – Candy Girl ++ White Hinterland – Requiem Pour […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Before Wit’s End, before Catacombs and before the near universal ‘year-end list’ acclaim, Cass McCombs quietly released A in 2004 via the Monitor label. I’ve been reintroducing the album piecemeal into my radio show over the past few months. Revisit A’s opening pair of tracks below. MP3: Cass McCombs :: I Went To The Hospital MP3: […]

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Bill Fay is a name that has crept back into the underground consciousness in recent years due to some unexpected word-of-mouth publicity culminating in a series of commendable reissues of the artist’s work. Going into Time of the Last Persecution, however, I was unaware of such recent windfalls. Initially I was a bit uncertain as […]

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

As I mentioned earlier in the month, the Dirty Three have a new LP dropping in February. My copy has been on repeat, but revisiting the Melbourne trio’s last output – 2005’s Cinder – I was reminded how I used to imagine what the album’s cornerstone track, “Great Waves,” would sound like with Will Oldham […]