Monthly Archives: May 2013

(May 31, 2013): The Beat Farmers – Goldmine

From the debut 1985 album, Tales of the New West, a one off Rhino release.  The Beat Farmers were an early “cow punk” band out of San Diego.  Along with originals like this tune, the album contains covers by Lou Reed, … Continue reading

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(May 30, 2013): The Blasters – Rock and Roll Will Stand

From the 1985 album, Hard Line.   This was the last studio LP that the Blasters released with the original line up before splitting with Phil Alvin’s departure in 1986.  The Jordanaires, the vocal group that added harmonies to several Presley hits, … Continue reading

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(May 29, 2013): Bad Religion – Let Them Eat War

From the 2004 album, The Empire Strikes First.  A punk rock album that takes on the “Bush Doctrine” of pre-emptive self defense.  I’ve embellished today’s tune with Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell warning about the “military industrial complex.”  Sage Francis is doing the … Continue reading

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(May 28, 2013): Spectrasoul – Alibi (Break Remix)

From the 2009, 12″ single (45rpm), Alibi (Break Remix) / Organiser.  This is a remix of a 2008 Spectrasoul (David Kennett & Jack Stevens) single by Break (Charlie Bierman).  Spectrasoul are part of the second wave of “liquid” drum and bass producers … Continue reading

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(May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day bonus): Honey Ltd. – The Warrior

From the 13 CD boxed set, … Next Stop is Vietnam: The War on Record: 1961-2008.  This is a boxed set full of conflicting voices, with a foreword written by Country Joe McDonald. This tune first appeared as the opening … Continue reading

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(May 27, 2013): The Lounge Lizards – Harlem Nocturne

From the 1981 self-titled album, The Lounge Lizards.  Here with the Earle Hagen (of “Eye Spy” fame) tune.  John Laurie (sax), with his brother Evan (piano) and Arto Lindsay (guitar), Steve Piccolo (bass), and Anton Fier (drums), made a splash with this LP. … Continue reading

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(May 26, 2013): Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer

From the 1977 album, Young, Loud & Snotty.   The Cleveland classic by Gene O’Connor (Cheeta Chrome) and David Thomas.  At one point I had this LP on red translucent vinyl, but it disappeared during undergrad days.  Aside from the phased drum opening, this, to … Continue reading

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