Monday, December 17, 2012

Episode 28: Christmocalypse Now

Greetings Dear Listener,

The Christmas season has its boot firmly about our necks with no chance of relenting until well after Boxing Day.  And even then it never truly lets go.

This time around, the program is intended to lighten the mood and add a bit of humor given the circumstances of last week.

If this show is still around next year, I have no idea what I'll do.  I used every Christmas song that I've got.  Maybe I'll go with the ultimate Slayer mix tape.

If anyone out there is a fan of Batman and/or Kevin Smith (the guy that did Clerks), type "Fat Man on Batman" into your googler.  There are several episodes of a podcast that is quite funny.  The episodes are streaming or for free download.  You'll be able to hear a fat man tear up over various scenes in the history of Batman.

In the near future, there will be debates over violence and our culture.  Something tells me the point will still be missed.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 28

Here's the playlist:

1.  Run-D.M.C.~Christmas In Hollis~Together Forever
2.  Black Sabbath~N.I.B.~Black Sabbath
3.  Stiff Little Fingers~White Christmas~All The Best
4.  Monty Python~Christmas In Heaven~Monty Python Sings
5.  The Locust~Pulling The Christmas Pig By The Wrong Pair of Ears~Plague Soundscapes
6.  The Descendents~Christmas Vacation~I Don't Want To Grow Up
7.  Kenny McCormick & Mr. Hankey~The Most Offensive Song Ever~Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
8.  National Lampoon~Kung-Fu Christmas~National Lampoon's Greatest Hits
9.  Rival Schools~You Should Have Hung Out~Pedals B-side
10.  Bob & Doug McKenzie~Twelve Days Of Christmas~Great White North
11.  Caustic Christ~Ha, Ha, Ha~Can't Relate
12.  Patton Oswalt~The Best Comedy I've Ever Seen~Finest Hour
13.  Cowboy Timmy~Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo~Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
14.  The Buzzcocks~Orgasm Addict~Another Music In A Different Kitchen
15.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Mega Bottle Ride~Global A Go-Go
16.  Charlie Parker~White Christmas~Bird Flies High
17.  Rise Against~Drones~The Sufferer & The Witness
18.  Mr Garrison~Merry Fucking Christmas~Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
19.  Joey Ramone~What A Wonderful World~Don't Worry About Me
20.  Mississippi Fred McDowell~Glory Hallelujah~I Do Not Play No Rock 'n' Roll
21.  Everclear~I Will Be Hating You For Christmas~So Much For The Afterglow
22.  Public Enemy~Prophets Of Rage~It Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
23.  Adolf Hitler~O Tannenbaum~Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
24.  Joe Tex~I Gotcha~Reservoir Dogs
25.  Jimi Hendrix~Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne~Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Episode 27: This House Is A Rockin' So Don't Come A Knockin'

Greetings Dear Listener,

My apologies for the broadcast being a few days late.  

I've been decking the halls and preparing for the coming onslaught that is the holiday season.

I've been wearing my Christmas helmet when going out of doors so I should be safe.

The recent venture to the record store for the Black Friday festivities was extremely fruitful.

The Nuggets compilation of 60's and 70's garage rock has been repressed on vinyl along with the first Thin Lizzy record.

The new Bob Mould record, Silver Age, was a pleasant surprise for the ears.

The recent Tenacious D release certainly contains a few laughs and has a rather humorous cover.

There will be plenty of new music in the episodes to come.  At least it'll be new to me.

Until next time.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 27

Here's the playlist:

1.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Rudie Can't Fail~Live At Acton Town Hall
2.  Wire~Reuters~Pink Flag
3.  The Gaslight Anthem~Misery~Hold You Up
4.  Bad Brains~We Belong Together~Into The Future
5.  Nada Surf~Sleep~High/Low
6.  The Roids~Licking Wounds~Sniper X
7.  Garbage~The One~Not Your Kind Of People
8.  Bob Mould~Briefest Moment~Silver Age
9.  David Bowie~She Shook Me Cold~The Man Who Sold The World
10.  The Evens~Competing With The Till~The Odds
11.  Forgetters~Hoop And Swan~Forgetters
12.  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts~Shout~Bad Reputation
13.  Dinosaur Jr.~Tarpit~Chocomel Daze
14.  Thee Oh Sees~Wax Face~Putrifiers II
15.  Rollins Band~Obscene~The End Of Silence Demos
16.  Otis Redding~Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out~The Dock Of The Bay
17.  Garfunkel & Oates~Google~Slippery When Moist
18.  Rage Against The Machine~Take The Power Back~The Original Demos
19.  Boris~Neu Years~Asobi Seksu/Boris Split
20.  The Ramones~Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)~Brain Drain
21.  Tenacious D~Roadie~Rize Of The Fenix
22.  Skrewloose~Bury The Hatchet~Collision Of Hope And Fear
23.  Iggy Pop~Je Sais Que Tu Sais~Preliminaires
24.  Void~Who Are You?~Faith/Void Split
25.  Marnie Stern~The Weight Of A Rock~In Advance Of A Broken Arm

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Episode 26: Hey, Wal-Mart. Go Gobble-Gobble Yourselves!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Dear Listener,

We've got a feast of twenty-five tracks laid out before us buffet style.

There's a bit of the old and a bit of the new and all of it quite filling for the soul.

I will be venturing out to see which Record Store Day releases I might be able to scrounge up.

I wil try to locate one of the "Bootleg" versions of the new Bad Brains record.  There were only 500 pressed so that search may be less than fruitful.

I hope you survived your holiday.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 26

Here's the playlist:

1.  True Widow~S.Y.B.~I.N.O.
2.  White Wives~Hallelujah, I'm Mourning~Happeners
3.  Rites Of Spring~By Design~Six Song Demo
4.  Patton Oswalt~At Midnight I Will Kill George Lucas With A Shovel~Werewolves & Lollipops
5.  U.K. Subs~Disease~Another Kind Of Blues
6.  Japandroids~Continuous Thunder~Celebration Rock
7.  Ramones~She's A Sensation~Pleasant Dreams
8.  I Am The Avalanche~New Disaster~I Am The Avalanche
9.  The Ghost~Diffuser~This Is A Hospital
10.  Atari Teenage Riot~Destroy 2,000 Years Of Culture~Burn, Berlin, Burn
11.  Le Butcherettes~All You See In Me Is Death~Sin Sin Sin
12.  Ben Folds~Bitch Went Nuts~Way To Normal
13.  The Damned~Turkey Song~Machine Gun Etiquette
14.  Deerhoof~Holy Night Fever~Reveille
15.  Motorhead~Dr. Rock~Orgasmatron
16.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring~Memory Lane~Primary Colours
17.  XBXRX~Track 2~Gop Ist Minee
18.  Jesus Lizard~Gladiator~Bang
19.  Fugazi~The Argument~The Argument
20.  The Mark Of Cain~The Argument~Songs Of The Third And Fifth
21.  The Germs~Lexicon Devil~(GI)
22.  VUM~Laura Palmer~Laura Palmer
23.  Jawbox~Mirrorful~Jawbox
24.  The Rezillos~It Gets Me~Can't Stand The Rezillos
25.  Mike Doughty~Down On The River By The Sugar Plant~Rockity Roll

Friday, November 9, 2012

Episode 25: Brains!!!

Greetings Dear Listener,

We have a belated celebration of Halloween this evening.

There are many treats and a few tricks in the mix so get out the bath salts, crack open a skull and have a heapin' helpin' of brains while you listen.

Satan sings us a Christmas carol and Bad Religion gives us a big "Fuck You."

That just happens to be the title of the first single off of their new album "True North."  It'll be released in mid-January and pre-orders are up.  Something about that song title tells me they have given up on any hopes for air-play in the world of Clear Channel.

The Blues Explosion pays us another visit.  Their show a few weeks ago was quite entertaining so we will give them another listen.  They walked out on stage, started playing and kept playing for over an hour.  Only stopping once or twice the entire time.

The Mark Of Cain and The Sword crash land upon us with songs off of their new records.  Both are worth your time and money to jam into your ears.

Roky Erickson and the Misfits were seemingly made for Halloween listening so we get a healthy dose of both.

November releases are looking promising.  Bad Brains, Forgetters and The Evens have new releases coming at us.  There are also Velvet Underground, Jawbreaker and Rage Against The Machine reissues out now or on the way.

The Black Friday mini-Record Store Day list is out.  There are a few interesting releases that might get me out of the house.

Everyone seems to have gone apeshit one way or the other over George Lucas selling Star Wars to Disney.

George Lucas dropped trou and crapped all over the story's legacy when he came up with Jar Jar and turned Darth Vader into a whiny little emo bitch.

My reaction was an unenthusiastic shrug of the shoulders.

Ever since the Ewoks, Lucas has been about nothing but selling toys and not about telling stories.  Disney was a perfect match.

Thankfully the election is over.  Now there's room in my brain for me to bitch about a worn out science fiction children's story being sold to a media conglomerate that makes a fortune subliminally selling sex to children.

I need a hobby.

And we're still doomed.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 25

Here's the playlist:

1.  Iggy Pop & Zig Zags~If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up~If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
2.  The Misfits~Astro Zombies~12 Hits From Hell
3.  The Mark of Cain~Milosevic~Songs Of The Third And Fifth
4.  Modey Lemon~Big Bang~Modey Lemon
5.  Propagandhi~Failed States~Failed States
6.  The Gaslight Anthem~Blue Dahlia~Handwritten
7.  Roky Erickson & The Explosives~I Walked With A Zombie~Halloween
8.  Slayer~Raining Blood~Reign In Blood
9.  Satan, The Dark Prince~Christmas Time In Hell~Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
10.  The Sword~Execrator~Apocryphon
11.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~The Midnight Creep~Plastic Fang
12.  Snapcase~Zombie Prescription~Progression Through Unlearning
13.  The Adverts~Bored Teenagers~Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts
14.  Thee Oh Sees~I Can't Pay You To Disappear
15.  The Cramps~Goo Goo Muck~Psychedelic Jungle
16.  The Replacements~Left Of The Dial~Tim
17.  The Del-Airs~Zombie Stomp~Lux And Ivy's Favorites, Vol. 13
18.  The Ramones~I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement~Ramones
19.  The Horrors~Count In Fives~Strange House
20.  High On Fire~Spiritual Rites~De Vermis Mysteriis
21.  John Belushi~Louie, Louie~Animal House Soundtrack
22.  Screeching Weasel~Zombie~Boogadaboogadaboogada!
23.  Bad Religion~Fuck You~True North
24.  The Misfits~Night Of The Living Dead~12 Hits From Hell
25.  Betty Davis~If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up~If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Episode 24: Stop That Man!!! He Stole My Hearing!!!

Greetings Dear Listener,

Last night was the brain melting experience that is Dinosaur Jr.  It has been over twelve hours and my ears are still not right and they may never be again.

It was worth every minute.  They even dusted off a Deep Wound song towards the end of the set.

The playlist for the broadcast is Dinosaur Jr. (and Dinosaur Jr. related) heavy but it takes time to get back to "normal" after seeing that band.

The only musical downer was the opening act.  All I have to report is: the only Moog I care about played goal for the Bruins.  Not my cup of tea.  But then again, who am I on tour with?  They must be doing something right.

Tonight will be the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Rex and Saturday will be Submachine with their annual Halloween show at the 31st St. Pub.

The musical planets have aligned around this town for once.  I should probably invest in a pair of earplugs.

Prepare yourselves for new Bad Brains and Forgetters next month.  This is the year that keeps on giving.  The only down side is if this year's releases were this abundant, will next year be lame?  We will have to wait to find out.

I hope this finds you well.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 24

Here's the playlist:

1.  Dinosaur Jr.~Rude~I Bet On Sky
2.  Bad Brains~Into The Future~Into The Future
3.  Rolling Stones~Mother's Little Helper~Through The Past Darkly
4.  Sonic Youth~Silver Rocket~Daydream Nation
5.  Forgetters~Too Small To Fail~Forgetters EP
6.  Heavy Blanket~Dr. Marten's Blues~Heavy Blanket
7.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~Danger~Meat + Bone
8.  Frank Black~Jesus Was Right~The Cult Of Ray
9.  Boris~Spoon~Attention Please
10.  Bad Religion~Let Them Eat War~The Empire Strikes First
11.  J Mascis~I've Been Thinking~Circle
12.  Anti-Flag~The Press Corpse~For Blood And Empire
13.  Lemuria~Hey, I'm Over Here~2004 Demo
14.  OFF!~Panic Attack~First Four EP's
15.  The Ramones~California Sun~It's Alive
16.  Sebadoh~Flame~The Sebadoh
17.  Jimi Hendrix~Astro Man~First Rays Of The New Rising Sun
18.  Generation X~Day By Day~Generation X
19.  Plumtree~Scott Pilgrim~Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
20.  Submachine~Minus Device~Sawed Off Shotglass
21.  Sweetapple~No Government~Elected
22.  Snapcase~ID/Hindsight~End Transmission
23.  Helmet~Pariah~Betty (Expanded)
24.  Boysetsfire~Pariah Under Glass~After The Eulogy
25.  Tom Waits~Raised Right Men~Bad As Me
26.  Dinosaur Jr.~Forget The Swan~Dinosaur

Friday, October 12, 2012

Episode 23: Is That Burning Pants I Smell?

Greetings Dear Listener,

It is time again to embark on our musical journey.

At the start of the show, we make note of the issue that certain people in this country have with the truth or lack there of.

To paraphrase Bill Hicks:  Every time they open their mouths, it's like a turd falling into my drink.

The Mark Of Cain have finally decided on a release date.  November 2nd is the day.

Am I the only person that found the Russell Brand talk show to be completely unwatchable?  I will never unsee that.

Fall touring season is well underway.  Check your local papers and go see a show.

Until next time.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 23

Here's the playlist:
1.  The Damned~Liar~Machine Gun Etiquette
2.  Rollins Band~Liar~Weight
3.  New Amsterdams~Bad Liar~Story Like A Scar
4.  Bikini Kill~Liar~The CD Version of The First Two Records
5.  Sex Pistols~Liar~Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols
6.  Refused~Summerholidays Vs. Punkroutine~The Shape Of Punk To Come
7.  True Widow~Skull Eyes~As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth
8.  Dead Moon~Milk Cow Blues~Defiance
9.  The Mark Of Cain~One Day In Late December~This Is This
10.  Iceage~Eyes~New Brigade
11.  Nirvana~Drain You~Nevermind
12.  VUM~Are You Animal?~Laura Palmer
13.  Blood Brothers~Celebrator~Crimes
14.  Flight of The Conchords~Friends~I Told You I Was Freaky
15.  Ramones~She's The One~Road To Ruin
16.  Tabula Rasa~Are We In Our Nation's Capitol?~The Role Of Smith
17.  Jets To Brazil~Morning New Disease~Orange Rhyming Dictionary
18.  Jimi Hendrix~Sweet Angel~MCA Box Set
19.  George Carlin~Head Lines~On The Road
20.  Burning Airlines~Outside The Aviary~Identikit
21.  53rd State~From Now Until This Time Tomorrow~Forward Motion
22.  Incommunicado~Detachments~Losing Daylight
23.  Sneaker Pimps~Wasted Early Sunday Morning~Becoming X
24.  Iggy Pop~Real Wild Child~A Million In Prizes
25.  One Day As A Lion~One Day As A Lion~One Day As A Lion

Friday, September 28, 2012

Episode 22: Kurt Sutter, You Mad Genius

Greetings Dear Listener,

We get a large dose of new music this time around.  September 18th was a great day for the ears.  That was the release date for Dinosaur Jr., Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Ben Folds Five and The Corin Tucker Band.  All of which we will get in to.

There will be a new release from The Sword next month so we've all got something to look forward to.

There isn't much else to report on so I will end this here.

I hope this finds you well.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 22

Here's the playlist:

1.  Iggy & The Stooges~Search & Destroy~Raw Power
2.  Dinosaur Jr.~Pierce The Morning Rain~I Bet On Sky
3.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~Black Thoughts~Meat + Bone
4.  The Beatles~Act Naturally~Help! (Mono)
5.  The Misfits~We Are 138~Box Set
6.  The Gaslight Anthem~Howl~Handwritten
7.  Deadboy & The Elephant Men~What The Stars Have Eaten~We Are Night Sky
8.  Egg Hunt~Me And You~Egg Hunt
9.  Garfunkel & Oates~Pregnant Women Are Smug~All Over Your Face
10.  Booker T & The MG's~Green Onions~Lux & Ivy's Favorites Vol. 6
11.  Japandroids~The House That Heaven Built~Celebration Rock
12.  The Lurkers~I Don't Need To Tell Her~Fulham Fallout
13.  Pikadori~Mission: Statement~Pikadori
14.  The Ramones~You're Gonna Kill That Girl~Leave Home
15.  Ben Folds Five~Draw A Crowd~The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
16.  Buzzcocks~You Tear Me Up~Time's Up
17.  Boris~Les Paul Custom '86~Attention Please
18.  At The Drive-In~Catacomb~Plea For Peace/Take Action 2001
19.  The Corin Tucker Band~Neskowin~Kill My Blues
20.  Against Me!~Walking Is Still Honest~Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose
21.  Bad Brains~Give Thanks And Praises~Build A Nation
22.  High on Fire~Steel Shoe~The Art Of Self-Defense (Remastered)
23.  OFF!~Black Thoughts~1st EP
24.  The Clash~Career Opportunities~The Clash On Broadway Box Set
25.  Josie & The Pussycats~Real Wild Child~Josie & The Pussycats Soundtrack

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Episode 21: Judge Dredd? Again? Why?

Greetings Dear Listener,

It's that time again to ruin your hearing and sense of decency with twenty-five tracks of musical goodness.

Pay close attention to the line in Ashes In The Fall about factory and school doors closing while doors of the prison swing open to greet us.  If that grown-up frat boy from Wisconsin actually had a brain in his head, those words would have seeped in and maybe he wouldn't be so beholden to his corporate owners.  Tom Morello wrote a response to Paul Ryan that is quite entertaining.  If there was one guy I wouldn't want to get into the intellectual cross-hairs of, it would be Tom Morello.

Louis C.K. pays us a visit with some very true words about parenting these days.  Humanity is doomed.

We get our first entries from the Lux & Ivy's Favorites series.  I suggest doing yourself a favor and downloading all fifteen or so volumes.  They're free downloads so the price is right.

In honor of the handful of Quicksand reunion shows, we get into a bit of Manic Compression.

We also get a taste of the new Deerhoof.  If they are coming to your town, run don't walk to the venue. Scissors be damned.

And we celebrate the start of a new Steelers season with song about rape.

Next time we get together we will be unleashing new Dinosaur Jr., Ben Folds Five and Blues Explosion.  A good time will be had by all.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 21

Here's the playlist:

1.  New York Dolls~Bad Girl~New York Dolls
2.  Tinariwen~Imidiwan Ma Tenam~Tassili
3.  Quicksand~Simpleton~Manic Compression
4.  The Jimi Hendrix Experience~Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?~BBC Sessions
5.  Aus-Rotten~The Second Rape~The Rotten Agenda
6.  Electric Wizard~We Hate You~Dopethrone
7.  Velvet Underground~Rock & Roll~Loaded
8.  R. L. Burnside~See What My Buddy Done~Wish I was In Heaven Sitting Down
9.  The Ramones~Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue~Ramones
10.  Rage Against The Machine~Ashes In The Fall~The Battle Of Los Angeles
11.  Gun Club~Hearts~Mother Juno
12.  Braid~My Life~Movie Music Volume 2
13.  Mad Magazine~(She Got A) Nose Job~Lux & Ivy's Favorites Volume 6
14.  The Living End~Away From The City~The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating
15.  Mike Doughty~Nectarine (Part 2)~Sad Man Happy Man
16.  Louis C. K.~Other People's Kids~Hilarious
17.  Bruce Banner~Nation Of Violence~I've Had It With Humanity
18.  Sam Cooke~You Understand Me~Wonderful World: The Very Best Of Sam Cooke
19.  Strike Anywhere~Three On A Match~Change Is A Sound
20.  Grinderman~Evil~Grinderman 2
21.  Empire~Impulse~Expensive Sound
22.  Minutemen~Carona~Double Nickels On The Dime
23.  Deerhoof~Breakup Songs~Breakup Song
24.  Ivan~Real Wild Child~Lux & Ivy's Favorites Volume 10
25.  L7~One More Thing~Bricks Are Heavy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Episode 20: This Meteorological Incident Is Brought To You By Satan

Dear Listener,

It is that time again.  We return to our normal program after our Joe Strummer celebration.

We go all over the place as we usually do on our musical adventure.

The Pussy Riot "verdict" came in and was as expected.  "Putin Lights Up The Fires" was the band's response.

Pre-orders for Dinosaur Jr and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are up and include bundles that are filled with extra goodies.

With a certain party going on in Florida, I think it's appropriate that a hurricane landed in an attempt to flush the turds away.  Oh, well.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 20

Here's the playlist:

1.  Pussy Riot~Putin Lights Up The Fires
2.  The Jimi Hendrix Experience~Remember~Are You Experienced?
3.  The Rezillos~Flying Saucer Attack~Can't Stand The Rezillo's
4.  Nation Of Ulysses~Spectra Sonic Sound~13-Point Program To Destroy America
5.  Living End~So Lonely~Hellbound
6.  Descendents~Mass Nerder~Cool To Be You
7.  David Bowie~Rebel Rebel~Changes One
8.  Sebadoh~Not Too Amused~Bakesale
9.  Minor Threat~Screaming At A Wall~Complete Discography
10.  The Ramones~Any Way You Want It~Weird Tale Of The Ramones
11.  Weezer~In The Garage~Weezer
12.  Vaselines~I Didn't Know I Loved You ('Til I Saw You Rock 'n' Roll)~Enter The Vaselines
13.  Amen~Abolishment Of Luxury~Death Before Musick
14.  Elvis Costello & The Attractions~Riot Act (Alt. Version)~Get Happy!!
15.  Mates Of State~What I Could Stand For~My Solo Project
16.  The Ruts~Staring At The Rude Boys~Staring At The Rude Boys (Single)
17.  Bad Religion~Broken~Process Of Belief
18.  Patton Oswalt~Come On Apocalypse~Fellin' Kinda Patton
19.  Chuck Berry~Rack And Roll Music~Golden Hits
20.  The Misfits~Hybrid Moments~Box Set
21.  Spinnerette~Geeking~Spinnerette
22.  The Adverts~One Chord Wonders~Stiff Records Box Set
23.  Hatebreed~A Call For Blood~Perseverance
24.  Pseudo Existors~TV Scream~Stamp Out Reality
25.  Vivian Girls~Dance (If You Wanna)~Share The Joy

Monday, August 20, 2012

Episode 19: Welcome To Strummerville

Greeting Dear Listener,

Put on your purple pants and get ready to tear your shirt as we turn green and Hulk through forty songs featuring the work of the late Joe Strummer.

August 21, 1952 was the day on which he was born and in honor of the man and his life we will rip through two and a half hours on what would have been Joe's sixtieth birthday.

The world became a greater place because of Joe Strummer and is greatly diminishing without his presence.

There isn't much more to say other than he is still missed after almost ten years.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 19

Here's the playlist:

1.  The Clash~White Riot (Demo)~The Future Is Unwritten
2.  The Clash~1-2 Crush On You~Super Black Market Clash
3.  The Clash~Rudie Can't Fail~London Calling
4.  The Clash~Safe European Home~Give 'em Enough Rope
5.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Coma Girl~Streetcore
6.  The Clash~Straight To Hell~Combat Rock
7.  The Clash~Janie Jones (Demo)~The Clash On Broadway
8.  The Clash~All The Young Punks (New Boots & Contracts)~Give 'em Enough Rope
9.  The Clash~Death Or Glory~London Calling
10.  The Clash~Complete Control~The Clash (US)
11.  The Clash~London Calling~London Calling
12.  Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War~Trash City~The Future Is Unwritten
13.  The Clash~(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais~The Clash (US)
14.  The Clash~Pressure Drop ~English Civil War (Single)
15.  The Clash~Clampdown~London Calling
16.  The Clash~Armagideon Time~The Future Is Unwritten
17.  The Clash~48 Hours~The Clash On Broadway
18.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Bummed Out City~Global A Go-Go
19.  The Clash~Police On My Back~Sandanista
20.  The Clash~Should I Stay Or Should I Go~Combat Rock
21.  The Clash~Garageland~The Clash (US)
22.  The Clash~I'm Not Down~London Calling
23.  The Clash~The Man In Me~The Vanilla Tapes
24.  The Clash~Groovy Times~The Cost Of Living EP
25.  Johnny Cash w/ Joe Strummer~Redemption Song~Unearthed
26.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Long Shadow~Streetcore
27.  The Clash~Hate & War~The Clash (US)
28.  The Clash~Every Little Bit Hurts~The Clash On Broadway
29.  The 101ers~Let'sgetabitarockin'~Elgin Avenue Breakdown
30.  The Clash~Hateful~London Calling
31.  Woody Guthrie~Ranger's Command~Buffalo Skinners
32.  The Gaslight Anthem~I'da Called You Woody, Joe~Sink Or Swim
33.  The Clash~The Last Gang In Town~Give 'em Enough Rope
34.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Willesden To Cricklewood~Rock Art & The X-Ray Style
35.  The Clash~The Guns Of Brixton~London Calling
36.  Social Distortion~I Wasn't Born To Follow~Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll
37.  Joe Strummer~Leopardskin Limousines~Earthquake Weather
38.  The Clash~Police &Thieves~The Clash (US)
39.  The Clash~I Fought The Law~The Cost Of Living EP
40.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Silver & Gold~Streetcore

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Episode 18: Q: Do You Want Your President To Wear Magic Underpants?

A:  I know I sure don't.

Greetings Dear Listener,

It is time once again to defile your speakers with high quality music that most people could care less about.

We pay tribute once more to the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.  They have been on "trial" in Moscow facing charges of hooliganism.  The "verdict" is supposed to come down on August 17th.  Something tells me it won't be good news.  Vlady's been a bad boy and he has a fit when people try to point that out.

Anti-Flag has been raising awareness and funds for Pussy Riot on their recent pass through Europe.  And we get a double dose of Anti-Flag along with a side project White Wives.  will get you more information.

There are a slew of songs off of recent releases that get a listen as well.  If anyone says that new music sucks, they're not looking in the right places.  Clear Channel will not offer you anything interesting or thought provoking.  Ever.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 18

Here's the playlist:

1.  Anti-Flag~Virgin Mary, Redeem Us Of Putin
2.  The Roids~Wrecking Machine~Sniper-X EP
3.  Minutes~I Was 19, You Were 20~Minutes 7-inch
4.  The Gaslight Anthem~Handwritten~Handwritten
5.  John Lee Hooker~Shake It Baby~It Serves You Right To Suffer
6.  Toadies~Get Low~Play.Rock.Music
7.  Dinosaur Jr.~Freak Scene~Live At The 9:30 Club
8.  Iggy Pop~Michelle~Apres`
9.  Japandroids~Younger Us~Celebration Rock
10.  Best Coast~The Only Place~The Only Place
11.  Pussy Riot~Kropotkin-Vodka
12.  Anti-Flag~Bullshit Opportunist~The General Strike
13.  Sonic Youth~Nic Fit~Dirty
14.  Bob Dylan~Desolation Row~Highway 61 Revisited (Mono)
15.  Bad Brains~Riot Squad~Rock For Light
16.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring~She's Dancing Away~So Many Things
17.  OFF!~Wiped Out~OFF!
18.  White Wives~Hungry Ghosts~Happeners
19.  Jane's Addiction~Underground~The Great Escape Artist
20.  Public Enemy~Get Up, Stand Up~Most Of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp
21.  Pussy Riot~Osvobodi Bruschatku
22.  Ramones~Needles & Pins~Road To Ruin
23.  The Suicide Machines~Pins And Needles~Battle Hymns
24.  Squatweiler~Colorado~New Motherstamper
25.  Dead Endng~All Your Satellites Are Failing~Dead Ending
26.  Atari Teenage Riot~Death Star~Burn, Berlin, Burn
27.  High On Fire~Romulus And Remus~De Vermis Mysteriis
28.  Fiona Apple~Periphery~The Idler Wheel
29.  Caustic Christ~Can't Relate~Can't Relate
30.  Pussy Riot~Putin Zassal

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Episode 17: Brought To You By Monolithic Oil

Greetings Dear Listener,

It's that special time of the month, again.

We sample a new Blues Explosion track this time time around.  There will be a new record and a tour in a few months.  Hooray.

The Damned and The Ruts begin and end our adventure.

There's a brief stop off in Los Angeles as well.  With the Germs, Black Flag, Social Distortion and Bad Religion.  Not in that order.

Ben Folds Five has a new record out in September so tonight we'll listen to something off of their first record.

Next time we get together we will delve into some of the new releases of the past few weeks.

Until then, keep your ears and mind open.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 17

Here's the playlist:

1.  The Damned~Love Song~Machine Gun Etiquette
2.  The Ruts~In A Rut~In A Rut Single
3.  Ben Folds Five~Julianne~Ben Folds Five
4.  Public Enemy~Fight The Power~Fear of A Black Planet
5.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~Black Mold~Black Mold
6.  Motorhead~Ace Of Spades~Ace Of Spades
7.  Refused~Tannhauser/Derive`~The Shape Of Punk To Come
8.  The Code~Realization And Reconciliation
9.  Ramones~Oh Oh I Love Her So~Leave Home
10.  Social Distortion~Pleasure Seeker~White Light, White Heat, White Trash
11.  National Lampoon~Monolithic Oil Commercial~That's Not Funny, That's Sick
12.  Portishead~All Mine~Portishead
13.  Bad Religion~New Dark Ages~New Maps Of Hell
14.  Stooges~Not Right~Stooges
15.  7 Year Bitch~The History Of My Future
16.  H2O~Guilty By Association~F.T.T.W.
17.  Germs~We Must Bleed~(GI)
18.  Black Flag~Modern Man~1983 Demos
19.  The Horrors~Death At The Chapel~The Horrors
20.  Snapcase~Guilty By Ignorance~Progression Through Unlearning
21.  The Sword~Fire Lancers Of The Hyperzephyrians~Gods Of The Earth
22.  VUM~The Jungle~Night Sun
23.  Wipers~Potential Suicide~Is This Real?
24.  The Ruts~Love Song~Criminal Minds
25.  The Damned~In A Rut~Live Anthology

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Episode 16: Burning Down Companies For The Insurance Money Doesn't Mean You Can Be President

Dear Listener,

It is time to strap on your helmet and gird your loins.  Whatever that means.

You are about to be beaten about the ears with new Dinosaur Jr. and damn near fifteen minutes of True Widow.  Fifteen minutes may seem a bit lengthy to you for a single track but just wait for the time I go crazy enough to play Dopesmoker in the middle of the set.

We make a brief sonic stop in the godforsaken land of Texas for five tracks that bring some level of redemption to the land that used to be Mexico but has a problem with people from Mexico.  Go figure.

We also take time to salute the great Blake Schwartzenbach.  I've been on a Jawbreaker/Jets To Brazil kick of late and now you get to deal with it too.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out Black Dynamite.  The first episode was about Michael Jackson being an abusive alien from outer space.  Good times indeed.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 16

Here's the playlist:

1.  James Brown~It's A New Day So Let A Man Come In And The Popcorn~Revolution Of The Mind
2.  Beastie Boys~Say It~Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
3.  Dax Riggs~Forgot I Was Alive~We Sing of Only Blood Or Love
4.  Iggy Pop~La Vie En Rose~Apres`
5.  High On Fire~Serums Of Liao~De Vermis Mysteriis
6.  13th Floor Elevators~Baby Blue~Easter Everywhere
7.  Toadies~Got A Heart~Pleather
8.  True Widow~I.N.O.~I.N.O.
9.  At The Drive-In~Extracurricular~Split Single With Sunshine
10.  Bill Hicks~Smoking~Relentless
11.  Marnie Stern~Building A Body~Marnie Stern
12.  Submachine~Unhinged~Fresh Out Of Give A Fucks
13.  Ramones~Sheena Is A Punk Rocker~Rocket To Russia
14.  Le Butcherettes~Tonight~Sin Sin Sin
15.  Dinosaur Jr.~Watch The Corners~I Bet On Sky
16.  Jawbeaker~Accident Prone~Dear You
17.  Jets To Brazil~Perfecting Loneliness~Perfecting Loneliness
18.  Thorns Of Life~Subway~Live
19.  Forgetters~The Night Accelerates~Forgetters
20.  Nerf Herder~Chesterfield King~Bad Scene Everyone's Fault
21.  Slayer~Stain Of Mind~Diabolous In Musica
22.  Deerhoof~The Tears And Music Of Love~Offend Maggie
23.  Screeching Weasel~Come See The Violence Inherent In The System~First World Manifesto
24.  53rd State~Damn The Glass~Forward Motion
25.  Get Up Kids~Your Petty Pretty Things~Simple Science

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Episode 15: Hold On To Your Thumbs

It's that time again.

Hopefully you survived your Independence Day reverie and escaped with your thumbs and livers intact.

Nothing says freedom like blowing off a few fingers with a small explosive device while loaded on cheap booze.

We are twenty days away from the new Gaslight Anthem record "Handwritten."  Giddy with anticipation indeed.

We are twenty-seven days away from the new Toadies record as well.

Come August, the speakers will be sizzling.

Looking ahead, we will be playing a new Dinosaur Jr. song next time we get together.  Watch The Corners was streaming on the Rolling Stone website and that's how we've got it.

Hope all is well.

Thanks for listening.

Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 15

Here's the playlist:

1.  Skrewloose~I'm Negative Too~The Rise And Fall Of Forever
2.  Wire~Fragile~Pink Flag
3.  Marvin Gaye~One More Heartache~Anthology
4.  Sham 69~Borstal Breakout~The Unacceptable Stench Of Bullshit
5.  Fiona Apple~Daredevil~The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
6.  Jawbox~Cooling Card~For Your Own Special Sweetheart
7.  Lemuria~Varoom Allure~Varoom Allure
8.  Rival Schools~Travel By Telephone~United By Fate
9.  Ramones~Life's A Gas~Adios Amigos
10.  The Living End~Second Solution~The Living End
11.  The Warmers~Poked It With A Stick~The Warmers
12.  Heavy Blanket~No Telling No Trails~Heavy Blanket
13.  Tom Gabel~Harsh Realms~Heart Burns
14.  The Clash~Police And Thieves~The Clash
15.  Pixies~Holiday Song~Come On Pilgrim
16.  Fugazi~Downed City~Red Medicine
17.  Cat Stevens~On The Road To Find Out~Harold And Maude Soundtrack
18.  Lunachicks~Shut You Out~Luxury Problem
19.  Jesus Lizard~The Art Of Self-Defense~Liar
20.  Best Coast~Let's Go Home~The Only Place
21.  Propagandhi~Life At Disconnect~Potemkin City Limits
22.  Nada Surf~Icebox~High/Low
23.  Jaguar Love~Highways Of Gold~Take Me To The Sea
24.  Blood Brothers~Meet Me At The Water Front After The Social~March On Electric Children
25.  Past Lives~Skull Lender~Strange Symmetry 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Episode 14: The Hiatus Is OFF!

Greetings Dear Listener,

The time off is over.  I will try to post when I have an opportunity make up new playlists and get them recorded.

At the 31st Street Pub, on June 28th, Solar Burn will be playing.  Solar Burn is a band featuring two members of Crayon Death.  Doors are at 9pm.  They are opening for a band from Portland.  It should be a good night.

Dinosaur Jr. has announced the release date of their new record.  It's set for late September and a tour to go with it.  Hooray.

The Pussy Riot saga continues.  I do not see a positive outcome to that story.  I downloaded the safest looking tracks that I could find in order to play the four that close out the program.  I would have included their titles if I knew how to read them.

Anti-Flag has posted a cover of a Pussy Riot song on their website.  That's the song that wraps up the evening.  will get you more information.

Thanks for listening.

Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 14

Here's the playlist:

1.  Johnny Cash~The Man Comes Around~American IV: The Man Comes Around
2.  Lemuria~Cannonballs To Hurt~Varoom Allure
3.  Crayon-Death~Ex-Patriot~Three-Sixteen
4.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring~Anxiety~Rush To Relax
5.  Soccer Team~Mental Anguish Is Your Friend~3 Song 7"
6.  Bikini Kill~Alien She~Pussy Whipped
7.  The Wipers~Alien Boy~Is This Real?
8.  Rollins Band~Alien Blueprint~Weight
9.  The Misfits~I Turned Into A Martian~12 Hits From Hell
10.  Roky Erickson & The Aliens~If You Have Ghosts~The Evil One
11.  The Ramones~Blitzkrieg Bop~Ramones
12.  True Widow~Bathyscaphe~I.N.O.
13.  Thin Lizzy~Dancing In The Moonlight~BBC Sessions
14.  OFF!~Jet Black Girls~OFF!
15.  Garfunkel & Oates~This Party Took A Turn For The Douche~All Over Your Face
16.  John Belushi~Intro~Animal House
17.  High on Fire~Speak In Tongues~De Vermis Mysteriis (Deluxe)
18.  Iggy Pop~Everybody's Talkin~Apres`
19.  Dead Ending~Wasted~Dead Ending
20.  Dinosaur Jr.~Said The People~Farm
21.  Helmet~Flushings~Betty (Expanded)
22.  Jawbreaker~Chesterfield King~Bivouac
23.  Minutes~Soldier House Of Record Spines~Self-Titled LP
24.  Sam Cooke~Twistin' The Night Away~Animal House
25.  The Mark Of Cain~Barkhammer~Barkhammer
26.  Pussy Riot
27.  Pussy Riot
28.  Pussy Riot
29.  Pussy Riot
30.  Anti-Flag~Virgin Mary, Redeem Us Of Putin

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Episode Thirteen: The Hiatus Is On

Greetings Dear Listener,

It is time to convene for another sampling of twenty-five tracks.

After the Adam Yauch special edition, we will return to our regular programming.

This is the space I would have used to write some sort of review of the Rise Against show over the past weekend.  Unfortunately, I was not allowed to enter the venue due to my backpack.  Apparently the venue has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to backpacks.  I offered security the chance to search it since they were searching the over-sized purses of the female ticket holders but they declined.  I was told to take the bag back to my car.  Security found it odd when I told them I had taken public transit to the venue and had no car to put it in.

I was faced with the decision to either throw my bag and its contents in the trash or catch the next subway train back home.

The contents of said backpack were a notebook, two books and a pen.  I guess I would have been too dangerous sitting out of the way reading and writing between bands.

As big of a Rise Against fan as I am, they're not worth throwing away out of print books and a year's worth of writing.  Sorry.

Maybe next time I will guzzle $8.00 beers and start fights like the guys in wife-beaters and plaid cargo shorts instead of wanting to enrich myself through reading and writing.

Alien-boy swings and misses.  Again.

No one likes a thinker.

That's enough whining about what wasn't.  Let's talk about what is.

The Out of Step Music Hour will be going on hiatus after this episode.

I need a few weeks to digitize the giant box of records that has accumulated over the past few months.  

Given the schedule and continually being kicked in the nards by life, a break seems to be necessary.  

I can make time to record the show or record the vinyl but I don't have time to do both.  Something had to give.

I will use the time to track down new music and turn it into binary code for the computer to eat.

I will also try to find other methods of informing interested parties that this thing exists.  Word of mouth is nice but moving a bit slowly.

If anyone has any suggestions for music or marketing, feel free to send an email.

That's all for a while.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 13

Here's the playlist:

1.  Rise Against~Worth Dying For~Sufferer And The Witness
2.  J Mascis~Not Enough~Several Shades Of Why
3.  The Movielife~Jamestown~Forty Hour Train Back To Penn
4.  Rollins Band~Starve~Come In And Burn
5.  Office Of Future Plans~FEMA Coffins~Office Of Future Plans
6.  Gorilla Biscuits~Start Today~Start Today
7.  Plastered Bastards~Lemmings~If You're Not Drinking With Us... You're Drinking Against Us
8.  PJ Harvey~Grow Grow Grow~White Chalk
9.  The Beatles~Eleanor Rigby~Revolver (Mono)
10.  OFF!~Feelings Were Meant To Be Hurt~OFF!
11.  Public Enemy~Superman's Black In The Building
12.  Bad Religion~Sinister Rouge~The Empire Strikes First
13.  Iceage~Broken Bone~New Brigade
14.  New End Original~Lukewarm~Thriller
15.  Iggy Pop~The Passenger~Lust For Life
16.  Snapcase~New Academy~Bright Flashes
17.  Hatebreed~Empty Promises~Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire
18.  Thursday~How Long Is The Night?~Full Collapse
19.  Bad Brains~Attitude~The Omega Sessions
20.  Boysetsfire~(Compassion) As Skull Fragments On The Wall~After The Eulogy
21.  Size 14~Claire Danes Poster~Size 14
22.  The Statler Brothers~Flowers On The Wall~Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
23.  Ben Weasel~Got My Number~These Ones Are Bitter
24.  Gaslight Anthem~45~Handwritten
25.  Johnny Cash~We'll Meet Again~American IV: The Man Comes Around

Monday, May 7, 2012

Episode Yauch: He Was The King Of Boggle

There was none higher.  He caught eleven points off the word "quagmire."

On May 4th, 2012, the world lost Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

This is the closest thing to a tribute that I could put together.  Thirty Beastie Boys tracks with minimal talking.  I figure I'd stay out of the way and let the music do the talking.

We lost a great one.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Yauch

Here's the playlist:

1.  The Blue Nun~Check Your Head
2.  Sure Shot~Ill Communication
3.  Gratitude~Check Your Head
4.  I Can't Think Straight~Aglio e Olio
5.  Putting Shame In Your Game~Hello Nasty
6.  5-Piece Chicken Dinner~Paul's Boutique
7.  No Sleep Till Brooklyn~License To Ill
8.  Super Disco Breakin'~Hello Nasty
9.  B For My Name~The Mix Up
10.  Make Some Noise~Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
11.  Ch-Check It Out~To The Five Boroughs
12.  Time To Get Ill~License To Ill
13.  Lee Majors Come Again~Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
14.  Root Down~Ill Communication
15.  Intergalactic~Hello Nasty
16.  Shadrach~Paul's Boutique
17.  Bodhisattva Vow~Ill Communication
18.  Ricky's Theme~The In Sound From Way Out!
19.  Brass Monkey~License To Ill
20.  Sabotage~Ill Communication
21.  The Gala Event~The Mix Up
22.  Dropping Names~Paul's Boutique
23.  The Brouhaha~To The Five Boroughs
24.  The Negotiation Limerick File~Hello Nasty
25.  Fight For Your Right~License To Ill
26.  Lighten Up~The In sound From Way Out!
27.  The Move~Hello Nasty
28.  Heart Attack Man~Ill Communication
29.  Say It~Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
30.  Time For Livin'~Check Your Head

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Episode Twelve: The Countdown to OFF! Is On

It's that time of the week for another assault on your aural and common senses.

The new OFF! record is less than a week away.  It is currently streaming on the SPIN magazine website.  After multiple listens, it is more of the same but what a same it is.

"45," the new Gaslight Anthem single is also streaming on the Rollingstone website.  July 24th is the day we can all do a happy dance because that is when Handwritten will be released.

Both SPIN and Rollingstone have outlived their relevance but they do serve their purposes from time to time.

Rise Against has a song on the Avengers Soundtrack.  Dirt and Roses is streaming on their website so save yourself the funds and take a listen for free.

The True Widow track in this episode came off of an e.p. titled I.N.O.  It was limited to 500 on vinyl but is available for download.  I.N.O. is another great five songs from True Widow.  It took the new OFF! to get me to stop listening to it.  Texas does have some redeeming value after all.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out Of Step Music Hour Episode Twelve

Here's the playlist:

1.  Black Sabbath~Solitude~Master Of Reality
2.  The Pixies~Gigantic~Death To The Pixies
3.  Fugazi~Merchandise~Repeater
4.  True Widow~S.F.H.D.~I.N.O.
5.  Rival Schools~Wring It Out
6.  Hank Williams III~Pills I Took~Straight To Hell
7.  Ruts~S.U.S.~The Crack
8.  Whatever It Takes~Write For Your Life~Fistful Of Revolution
9.  Jets To Brazil~I Typed For Miles~Orange Rhyming Dictionary
10.  Black Flag~My War~My War
11.  The Living End~From Here On In~It's For Your Own Good
12.  Dax Riggs~Demon Tied To A Chair In My Brain~We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love
13.  The Stooges~Death Trip~Raw Power
14.  Joe Strummer~Gangsterville~Earthquake Weather
15.  Gaslight Anthem~Casanova, Baby!~The '59 Sound
16.  At The Drive-In~Sleepwalk Capsules~Relationship Of Command
17.  John Lee Hooker~It Serves You Right To Suffer~It Serves You Right To Suffer
18.  Bloodsimple~Running From Nothing~Bloodsimple Demos
19.  Polar Bear Club~I'll Never Leave New York~Clash Battle Guilt Pride
20.  Mike Doughty~Sunken-Eyed Girl~Haughty Melodic
21.  H2O~A Thin Line~Nothing To Prove
22.  Beastie Boys~Shadrach~Paul's Boutique
23.  The Code~Story Of My Life~Alert Aware Involved
24.  Billie Holiday~Solitude~The Ultimate Billie Holiday
25.  Bob & Doug McKenzie~Okay, This Is The End, Eh?~Great White North

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Episode Eleven: D'oh!!!

Greetings Dear Listener,

Due to a series of unforeseen circumstances, there was no Record Store Day action for me.  But on the bright side, I did come across that elusive Hartford Whalers jersey I've been searching for for quite some time now.  Unfortunately, I am too old and slow to start playing hockey again.  Oh well.

Last week's post had an interestingly large amount of visitors.  My guess is the use of the words "free," "video" and "pussy" is what caused the traffic.  How sorely disappointed some folks must have been.  Maybe they should stop being lazy and use their imaginations from time to time.  Ha-ho.

Look for a new Toadies record in July.  The first single will be available for download in May.  There also seems to be some sort of Toadies/Helmet tour in the works.  It'll be like 1997 all over again.

There's not much else to report on so I'll keep this brief.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Eleven

Here's the playlist:

1.  The Vaselines~Son of A Gun~Enter The Vaselines
2.  High on Fire~De Vermis Mysteriis~De Vermis Mysteriis
3.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds~Hold On To Yourself~Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
4.  Poison The Well~Meeting Again For The First Time~You Come Before You
5.  Empire~Safety~Expensive Sound
6.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~Ole Man Trouble~Mo' Width
7.  Faith~What's Wrong With Me~Subject To Change & First Demo
8.  VUM~Echo Mountain~Night Sun
9.  Refused~Rather Be Dead~Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent
10.  Toadies~Ruth~Pleather
11.  Walter Schreifels~Wild Pandas~An Open Letter To The Scene
12.  Dinosaur Jr.~Forget The Swan~Dinosaur
13.  Circle Jerks~Brick~Oddities, Abnormalities, And Curiosities
14.  Miles Davis~Blue In Green~Kind Of Blue
15.  The Fix~Cos The Elite~At The Speed Of Twisted Thought...
16.  The Ramones~Judy Is A Punk~Ramones
17.  Embrace~Said Gun~Embrace
18.  LL Cool J~Momma Said Knock You Out~Momma Said Knock You Out
19.  I Am The Avalanche~The Place You Love Is Gone~Avalanche United
20.  U.K. Subs~Stranglehold~Another Kind Of Blues
21.  Helmet~FBLA II~Meantime
22.  The Velvet Underground~Who Loves The Sun~Loaded
23.  Social Distortion~Story Of My Life~Greatest Hits
24.  Nirvana~Son of A Gun~Incesticide
25.  Leadbelly~Goodnight Irene~Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Episode Ten: Free Pussy Riot!!!

No, Free Pussy Riot is not what occurs during some sort of odd door buster at a Wal-Mart in Nevada.  Pussy Riot is a Russian punk band that has been jailed for reasons that defy logic and reason in the year 2012.

Here are a few Pussy Riot associated links for more information:

New York Times Article

Free Pussy

Another New York Times Article

There are also a few Pussy Riot videos on the Youtubes.

The human race is a curiously stupid animal.

There are two new OFF! songs posted on their website.  A video for the song Wiped Out is there as well.

May 8th is the official OFF! release date.  Giddy with anticipation indeed.

Record Store Day is almost upon us.  I will be all coffee'd up on Friday to participate in the Midnight Madness madness.  I'm sure I won't get half of the things on my list but it'll be worth it to witness the insanity.  If I remember correctly, there will be sandwiches.  Roast beef with Lemuria and a side of Horrible Crowes.

Not only is Saturday Record Store Day, it is also the 64th birthday of Iggy Pop.  Break out the Stooges records and turn it up to 11.  Iggy wasn't made from a mold, he was carved from stone.

That's all to report for now.

Thanks for listening.

Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Ten

Here's the playlist:

1.  Anti-Flag~Nothing Recedes Like Progress~The General Strike
2.  Roky Erickson & The Aliens~Don't Shake Me Lucifer~Evil One
3.  Crayon-Death~Missionaries~Three-Sixteen
4.  Rage Against The Machine~Snake Charmer~Evil Empire
5.  Black Face~I Want To Kill You~Black Face
6.  Otis Redding~Ole Man Trouble~Dock Of The Bay
7.  Squatwieler~Made Naked~New Motherstamper
8.  Mark Of Cain~Second Hander~This Is This
9.  The Misfits~Attitude~Box Set
10.  Drop Kick Murphys~Which Side Are You On?~Sing Loud, Sing Proud!
11.  The Buzzcocks~Fiction Romance~Another Music In A Different Kitchen
12.  Fugazi~Burning~13 Songs
13.  David Cross~I Can't Get Beer In Me~Bigger And Blackerer
14.  The Damned~See Her Tonite~Damned, Damned, Damned
15.  Devo~Mongoloid~Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
16.  Woody Guthrie~1913 Massacre~Hard Travelin': The Asche Recordings
17.  Bob Dylan~Song To Woody~Bob Dylan (Mono)
18.  The Clash~Clampdown~London Calling
19.  Gaslight Anthem~I'da Called You Woody, Joe~Sink Or Swim
20.  Quicksand~Divorce~Manic Compression
21.  Half Life~All Our Yesterdays~All Our Yesterdays
22.  XBXRX~Ear Ever Hear~Wars
23.  Bad Brains~Super Touch/Shit Fit~Black Dots
24.  7 Seconds~99 Red Balloons~Walk Together, Rock Together
25.  Justin Sane~Don't Call It Zuccotti, Call It Liberty

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Episode Nine: Don't Sweat The Sweatervest

Once again, it is time for us to congregate around twenty-five songs of musical goodness.

Am I the only person that is bothered by beer ads?  They are nothing but miniature manuals on how to be a douche.

There are a few themes to be found in this playlist.  Something about sleep and having a nervous breakdown.  That seems to be right in my "wheel-house" as sportscasters are prone to say.

Point your googler toward the term "trans-vaginal ultrasound."  It is not the name of a Scandinavian metal band.  Chances are there is a law coming to a state legislature near you if not already.  To quote the great Greg Graffin, these are the new dark ages.

Hope everyone out there is doing well.

Thanks for stopping by.

Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Nine

Here's the playlist:

1.  Jimi Hendrix~Hear My Train A Coming~Blues
2.  Iceage~Collapse~New Brigade
3.  Kid Dynamite~Pause~Kid Dynamite
4.  Public Enemy~Harder Than You Think~How Do You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul
5.  Lemuria~Race The Germ~Ozzy
6.  Rise Against~Sight Unseen~Rise Against/Anti-Flag Split
7.  Othar Turner~Glory, Glory Hallelujah~Everybody Hollerin' Goat
8.  Caustic Christ~Frat Boy~Can't Relate
9.  Bad Religion~Don't Sell Me Short~New America
10.  Wire~12XU~Pink Flag
11.  Eddie Cochran~Nervous Breakdown~The Future Is Unwritten
12.  Black Flag~Nervous Breakdown~Nervous Breakdown EP
13.  Rolling Stones~19th Nervous Breakdown~Singles Collection: The London Years
14.  Snapcase~20th Nervous Brakdown~Designs For Autimotion
15.  Corin Tucker Band~Half A World Away~1,000 Years
16.  Jaguar Love~Bats Over The Pacific Ocean~Take Me To The Sea
17.  Living End~Roll On~Roll On
18.  Moondog~Distance~Moondog
19.  Tim Armstrong~Into Action~ A Poet's Life
20.  John Coltrane~My Favorite Things~The Very Best Of John Coltrane
21.  D.R.I.~I'd Rather Be Sleeping~Dealing With It
22.  Black Sabbath~Behind The Wall Of Sleep~Black Sabbath
23.  Sleep~Dragonaut~Sleep's Holy Mountain
24.  Turmoil~The Discipline Of Self Loathing~Process Of...
25.  Strike Anywhere~To The World~Exit English

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Episode Eight: Neighborhood Watch Does Not Equal Batman

It is that time again, dear listener.

Refused will be playing a handful of shows in the US over the summer with OFF!.  Of course there is no Pittsburgh or Cleveland date so bad news for me.  Time to take out a loan and gas up the car.  I'm sure all of the local promoters passed on the show because they am dumb.

Enough griping.

George Carlin starts off this installment.  If there was ever a debate over the greatest master of language, George Carlin would be my choice.  To hell with Shakespeare and Dickens.

Screeching Weasel makes another appearance with "I Hate Led Zeppelin."  Page and Plant are thieves and should be treated as such.

Thanks for downloading.

Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Eight

Here's the playlist:

1.  George Carlin~Snot, The Original Rubber Cement~Toledo Window Box
2.  Amen~Please Kill Me~Death Before Musick
3.  Bikini Kill~Rebel Girl~New Radio
4.  Nirvana~D-7~Nevermind 20th Anniversary
5.  Inside Out~Redemption~No Spiritual Surrender
6.  Le Butcherettes~I'm Queen~Kiss & Kill
7.  The Beatles~Come Together~Abbey Road
8.  Rollins Band~Obscene~End of Silence Demos
9.  Motorhead~Orgasmatron~Orgasmatron
10.  Jawbox~Savory~For Your Own Special Sweetheart
11.  Vision of Disorder~Jada Bloom~Imprint
12.  The Evens~Around The Corner~The Evens
13.  Ramesses~Ramesses II~We Will Lead You To Glorious Times
14.  Elvis Costello~45~When I Was Cruel
15.  Screeching Weasel~I Hate Led Zeppelin~Boogadaboogadaboogada!
16.  Jim Ward~Broken Songs~Quiet In The Valley, On The Shore The End Begins
17.  Rival Schools~So Down On~United By Fate
18.  Jerry Lee Lewis~High School Confidential~Original Golden Hits
19.  The Get Up Kids~Off The Wagon~Woodson
20.  Boysetsfire~After The Eulogy~After The Eulogy
21.  Wild Flag~Something Came Over Me~Wild Flag
22.  Submachine~Mongoloid~Sawed Off Shotglass
23.  James Brown~Get Up Offa That Thing~20 All-Time Greatest Hits
24.  Boris~Riot Sugar~Heavy Rocks
25.  The Jesus Lizard~Cold Water~Jesus Lizard

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Episode Seven: Picciotto Club Sandwich

Greetings dear listeners,

I hope this finds you well.

Here's the run down and other odds and ends for the seventh broadcast:

New High on Fire will be released on April 3rd.  If you are like me and can't wait to hear it, De Vermis Mysteriis is streaming in its entirety on that great home for heavy metal

No joke, NPR is streaming the new High on Fire.  Wonders never cease.

I would suggest pre-ordering the vinyl for this one.  The sound coming off of the vinyl is something to behold with High on Fire.

I did notice the track listing is in a different order for the NPR stream than what is listed on Amazon for the official release.  I don't think it matters what order they put these tracks in because they are all good and they will all melt your brain.

Also on April 3rd, Tim from Rise Against will be gracing the cover of Alternative Press with an interview inside to go along with the glossy picture.

The new Off! record is available for pre-order as well.  Their web page will direct you to Interpunk if you'd like to get in line and wait for May 8th.  The 1,500 copies pressed on white vinyl have sold out but black vinyl always sounds better to me.  Less can go wrong with making the black pellets used for pressing.

There is a science to pressing vinyl that binary code just can't beat.

The list of US releases for Record Store Day 2012 has been made known.  I found it underwhelming and frustrating at the same time.  The "regional" releases and limited runs need to be stopped.  All those records will be on ebay by the end of the day and the people who actually like music get left out in the cold unless they want pay three times retail for them.

That's enough whining.

We make our first visit to the new Anti-Flag record tonight.  The General Strike is worth the funds in my opinion.

We also hear from my personal copilot, Bill Hicks.  The man was a genius and he is my hero.  If something needed said, by golly he'd say it.

Thanks for visiting.

Here's the link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Seven

Here's the playlist:

1.  One Last Wish~Break To Broken~1986
2.  Bill Hicks~Rush Limbaugh~Rant In E-Minor
3.  Tool~Eulogy~Aenima
4.  The Ramones~Do You Want To Dance?~It's Alive
5.  Sly And The Family Stone~Dance To The Music~The Essential Sly & The Family Stone
6.  Thin Lizzy~Jailbreak~BBC Sessions (Bootleg)
7.  Descendents~Suburban Home~Milo Goes To College
8.  True Widow~Sunday Driver~True Widow
9.  Generation X~Ready Steady Go~Generation X
10.  Far~Wear It So Well~Water & Solutions
11.  Veruca Salt~Shimmer Like A Girl~Blow It Out Your Ass, It's Veruca Salt
12.  Shallow Gravy~Jacket~The Jacket EP
13.  Refused~New Noise~The Shape Of Punk To Come
14.  The Clash~London Calling~London Calling
15.  Gaslight Anthem~Our Fathers Sons~Itunes Session
16.  Circle Jerks~I'm Gonna Live
17.  Deadboy & The Elephant Men~Ancient Man~We Are Night Sky
18.  Anti-Flag~The New Sound~The General Strike
19.  Helmet~Tic~Betty
20.  Iggy & The Stooges~I Got A Right~A Million In Prizes Anthology
21.  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts~Bad Reputation~Greatest Hits
22.  Quicksand~Too Official~Slip
23.  Gang Of Four~Damaged Goods~Brief History Of The 20th Century
24.  Mary Prankster~Breakfast~Blue Skies Over Dundalk
25.  Rites Of Spring~Persistent Vision~Rites Of Spring

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Episode Six: Rest In Peace Michael Davis

Welcome to Episode Six.

I have just returned from seeing I Am The Avalanche play another impressive set.  I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing that band hit a stage.

Through the power of a big as hell iced coffee and post-show giddiness, I will get this posted.

A few weeks ago, the world lost Michael Davis.  He was also known as the bass player for the MC5.  The significance of that band shouldn't need explanation.  We pay a small tribute to the man throughout this installment.

There is also a bit of comedic wretchedness included by way of one Mr. T.  If you can make it through listening to that track, you can go a long way in this life.

Here's a link to an article about horrible instances of rap music in pop culture.  Appropriation by the white man must cease.

The History of Horrible Rap Music In Popular Culture

The US list of releases for Record Store Day should be made known any day now.  If it's anything like the UK list, there really doesn't seem to be that much coming out.  The Refused releases are nice to see but The Shape of Punk To Come and Songs to Fan The Flames of Discontent were already available on the Epitaph website, last I checked.  So far, the Lemuria and Horrible Crowes singles are what will be getting me out of the house on April 21st.

But anyway.  Here's the link to the show:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Six

Thanks for listening.

Here's the track listing:

1.  MC5~Kick Out The Jams~The Future Is Unwritten
2.  Suicide~Ghost Rider~Suicide
3.  Walter Schriefels~Requiem~An Open Letter To The Scene
4.  H2O~What Happened?~Nothing To Prove
5.  Mariam Makeeba~Ha Po Zamani~Pata Pata
6.  Handsome~Quiet Liar~Handsome
7.  Assjack~Choking Gesture~Assjack
8.  Mississippi Fred McDowell~Been Drinkin' Water Out of A Hollow Log~Heroes of The Blues
9.  White Wives~Hallelujah, I'm Mourning~Happeners
10.  Mr. T~Mr. T's Commandment~Mr. T's Commandment (12" single)
11.  Jawbreaker~Peel It The Fuck Down~Etc.
12.  Bob Dylan~Shelter From The Storm~ The Essential Bob Dylan
13.  Betty Blowtorch~I Wanna Be On Epitaph~Last Call
14.  The Damned~Looking At You~Machine Gun Etiquette
15.  Flight of The Conchords~You Don't Have To Be A Prostitute~I Told You I Was Freaky
16.  At The Drive-In~300 Mhz~Vaya
17.  Grinderman~(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free~Grinderman
18.  Karp~Forget The Minions~Karp
19.  Against Me!~Baby, I'm An Anarchist~Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose
20.  Huun Hur Tu~Remembering Ulaatai River~Ancestors Call
21.  The Ramones~Happy Birthday, Mr. Burns~Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons
22.  Dinosaur Jr.~Don't~Bug
23.  Gun Club~Port of Souls~Mother Juno
24.  Off!~Jeffrey Lee Pierce~The First Four EP's
25.  The Bad Brains w/ Henry Rollins~Kick Out The Jams~Pump Up The Volume

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Episode Five: We're Here To Make You Think About Death And Get Sad And Stuff

Greetings listeners.

Anti-Flag played their record release show this past Sunday.  The only thing I didn't like about their set was not enough new songs.  They only played two songs off of the new record.

The General Strike comes out on Tuesday, March 20th.  After repeated listens, I like what I hear.

The Flatliners were one of the opening acts.  I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy a band from Canada.  Not to speak disparagingly of my neighbors to the north but I always found Canadian music lacking that animal instinct.  I guess it's all of that clean air and health care they have that takes the piss and vinegar out of their music.  In my humble opinion, it's a fair trade-off.  Bare Naked Ladies and Alanis in exchange for not going bankrupt when illness strikes.

In addition to Anti-Flag, the release schedule for 2012 is starting to look promising.

OFF! will be releasing their second effort on May 8th.

The Gaslight Anthem have completed recording Handwritten which is set for a summer release.  This may turn out to be early fall given artwork layout and other post-production issues that always arise.

Rival Schools seems to be back to work.  Hopefully they can hold it together now that they are a three piece.

Dinosaur Jr. may have something new for us by the end of the year as well.

There is a bit of a theme to this episode.  It involves the film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.  Science fiction that movie was indeed.

Thanks for listening.

Here's the link for the show:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Five

And here's the playlist:

1.  Frank Black~I'm Not Dead (I'm In Pittsburgh)~Fast Man Raider Man
2.  Iggy Pop~Fix Me~Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs To Benefit The West Memphis Three
3.  R.E.M.~Supernatural Superserious~Accelerate
4.  Buddy Holly & The Crickets~That'll Be The Day~Buddy Holly & The Crickets
5.  Sex Bob-Omb~We Are Sex Bob-Omb~Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
6.  The Warmers~Walking Solves It~The Warmers
7.  Sunny Day Real Estate~In Circles~Diary
8.  Blackeyes~Speaking In Tongues~Blackeyes
9.  Roky Erickson~The Interpreter~Gremlins Have Pictures
10.  Sex Bob-Omb~Garbage Truck~Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
11.  Thursday~Jet Black New Year~Five Stories Falling
12.  Foo Fighters~X-Static~Foo Fighters
13.  The Ruts~In A Rut~The Crack/Grin And Bear It
14.  Social Distortion~Through These Eyes~White Light, White Heat, White Trash
15.  Sex Bob-Omb~Threshold~Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
16.  Snapcase~Harrison Bergeron~Progression Through Unlearning
17.  New Amsterdams~When We Two Parted~Never You Mind
18.  Fugazi~Great Cop~In On The Kill Taker
19.  Tom Waits & The Kronos Quartet~God's Away On Business~Healing The Divide
20.  Sex Bob-Omb~Summertime~Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
21.  Ben Folds~All U Can Eat~Sunny 16
22.  Slayer~Stain of Mind~Diabolous In Musica
23.  Horrible Crowes~Behold The Hurricane~Elsie
24.  Blood Brothers~Set Fire To The Face On Fire~Young Machetes
25.  J Mascis + The Fog~Where'd You Go~More Light

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Episode Four: This Mayhem Is Electric

Greetings and welcome to Episode Four of the Out of Step Music Hour.

I hope this finds everyone well and that you've made it through your day in one piece.

We have added Russia, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Canada to the list of international visitors to this humble venture.  I hope you've all enjoyed the music so far.

Trying to get a new show posted every Wednesday seems to be working out for now.  I'm sure the pace may slow down at some point but I'll try to keep it up while I can.

There isn't much to report other than I am feeling old and lame for passing up shows on Sunday and Monday.  It was Matthew Pryor from the Get Up Kids on Sunday.  And Anti-Flag filming a basement show on Monday.  My legs hurt from kicking myself for missing both.

Thanks for stopping by, your listenership is greatly appreciated.

Here's the link to the download:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Four

And here's the playlist to go with it:

1.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Coma Girl~Streetcore
2.  Jawbox~Desert Sea~Jawbox
3.  Motor Head~Ace of Spades~Ace of Spades
4.  Marnie Stern~Risky Biz~Marnie Stern
5.  Electric Mayhem~Can You Picture That?~The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem & More
6.  Isaac Hayes~ Walk On By~Hot Buttered Soul
7.  Amen~Coma America~Amen
8.  The Evens~All these Governors~The Evens
9.  Portishead~Cowboy~Portishead
10.  Body Count~Cop Killer~Body Count
11.  The Ramones~Spiderman~Saturday Morning Cartoons Greatest Hits
12.  Bob Marley & The Wailers~Talkin' Blues~Natty Dread
13.  Walking Concert~Hands Up!~Run To Be Born
14.  Lemuria~Keep Quiet~First Collection: 2005-2006
15.  Brian Eno~Blank Frank~Here Come The Warm Jets
16.  New End Original~Lukewarm~Thriller
17.  Atari Teenage Riot~Heat Wave~Burn, Berlin, Burn
18.  Routineers~Revolution Of The Spine~Routineers
19.  Jane's Addiction~Words Right Out Of My Mouth~The Great Escape Artist
20.  The Horrors~I Can't Control Myself~Primary Colours
21.  Beastie Boys~Lee Major's Come Again (RSD Mix)~Record Store Day Mystery Single
22.  Beastie Boys~Here's A Little Somethin' For Ya (RSD Mix)~Record Store Day Mystery Single
23.  Rollins Band~Earache My Eye~Insert Band Here
24.  Johnny Cash w/ Joe Strummer~Redemption Song~Unearthed
25.  One Day As A Lion~Last Letter~One Day As A Lion

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Episode Three: Google Santorum

If you point your Googler towards the word Santorum, interesting definitions come up.  I am ashamed that we both hail from the same town.  What an awful human being.

But on to the music because that's what matters.

Last summer, Dinosaur Jr. played a set at the 9:30 Club where they played the Bug album in it's entirety.  That show was filmed and has recently been released on DVD.  To the Amazon!!!

The audio for the show they played in Atlanta the night after, is posted on the Dinosaur Jr. download site,  The interesting thing about the Atlanta show was Keith Morris taking over vocals on Don't.  Hooray!!!  Free So Free is free to sign up and offers endless hours of Dinosaur Jr. and related projects.

I would also like to take a moment to welcome our international listeners in Finland and the United Kingdom.  I hope you enjoy the show and feel free to pass the link around.

As this operation is mostly a word of mouth type thing, any help spreading the show out is greatly appreciated.

Bands possibly coming through your town:

Anti-Flag (The General Strike record release shows)
I Am The Avalanche
Henry Rollins
Social Distortion with the Toadies opening (seems to only be on the West Coast)
Rise Against (seems to be playing everywhere)
Matthew Pryor (singer for the Get Up Kids)

Here's the link for the show:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Three

Here's the playlist:

1.  Black Flag~Rise Above~Damaged
2.  The Pixies~Hey~Doolittle
3.  R. L. Burnside~Shake 'Em On Down~A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey
4.  True Widow~Duelist~True Widow
5.  The Rolling Stones~Rip This Joint~Exile On Main Street
6.  Screeching Weasel~Fuck The World~Wiggle
7.  Quicksand~Shovel~Anti-Matter Compilation
8.  Stiff Little Fingers~Gotta Getaway~Nobody's Heroes
9.  The Velvet Underground~Pale Blue Eyes~The Velvet Underground
10.  The Ghost~Death By The Bay~This Is A Hospital
11.  The Ramones~I Just Want To Have Something To Do~Road To Ruin
12.  High On Fire~Anointing Of Seer~Blessed Black Wings
13.  Cat Stevens~If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out~Harold And Maude
14.  The Wipers~D-7~Is This Real?
15.  Mike Ness~Don't Think Twice, It's Alright~Cheating At Solitaire
16.  Toadies~Quitter~Rubberneck
17.  Sleater-Kinney~The Fox~The Woods
18.  Tinariwen~Lulla~Imidiwan: Companions
19.  Anti-Flag~The Weathermen Know Which Way The Wind Blows~Which Side Are You On?
20.  I Am The Avalanche~My Second Restraining Order~I Am The Avalanche
21.  Dinosaur Jr.~Said The People~Farm
22.  P.J. Harvey~This Is Love~Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
23.  Sparta~Taking Back Control~Threes
24.  Black Sabbath~Sweet Leaf~Master Of Reality
25.  Gil Scott-Heron~Whitey On The Moon~Evolution (And Flashback)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Episode Two: This Machine Kills Mediocrity

Hazzah!!!  Technical issues resolved!!!  Possibly.

I hope this finds everyone well.  The download link and the playlist are posted below.  This episode is a better sampling of what future broadcasts may have in store than the initial offering.

There are a few repeat performances from episode one but to quote the late R.D. Summers, "They sang it so nice, we'll let them sing twice."

And please keep in mind, we are surrounded by mediocre bastards and the circle is tightening.


Without further ado:

Out Of Step Music Hour Episode Two

1.  The Stooges~T.V. Eye~Funhouse
2.  Minor Threat~Out Of Step (With The World)~Complete Discography
3.  Ben Folds~There's Always Someone Cooler Than You~Sunny 16
4.  Off!~Rotten Apple~Compared To What
5.  Patton Oswalt~80's Metal~Feelin' Kinda Patton
6.  James Brown~Get On The Good Foot~20 All-Time Greatest Hits
7.  Le Butcherettes~Henry Don't Got Love~Sin Sin Sin
8.  Gaslight Anthem~We're Getting A Divorce, You Keep The Diner~Sink Or Swim
9.  Public Enemy~Bring The Noise~It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
10.  The Beatles~Helter Skelter~The White Album (Mono)
11.  Dax Riggs~Living Is Suicide~We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love
12.  Huff 'N Doback~Boats 'N Hoes~Step Brothers
13.  The Clash~White Man In Hammersmith Palaise~The Clash
14.  Rise Against~Generation Lost~Join The Ranks
15.  Deerhoof~Panda Panda Panda~Apple O
16.  Beastie Boys~Root Down~Ill Communication
17.  Marvin Gaye~What's Going On~What's Going On
18.  The Misfits~Skulls~12 Hits From Hell
19.  Flight Of The Conchords~Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor~I Told You I Was Freaky
20.  Jimi Hendrix~Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)~First Rays Of The New Rising Sun
21.  The Living End~English Army~It's For Your Own Good
22.  Rival Schools~Shot After Shot~Pedals
23.  Al Green~Here I Am (Come And Take Me)~Greatest Hits
24.  The Buzzcocks~Ever Fallen In Love?~Singles Going Steady
25.  Soul Coughing~Sleepless~Irresistible Bliss

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Episode One Of The Out Of Step Music Hour

Here is the link to the inaugural broadcast of the Out of Step Music Hour.  This first playlist was put together in tribute to the record store that I had frequented for the past 15 years.  Wicked Discs/Brave New World closed its doors for the last time recently and has left quite a void in my normal activities.  I could think of no other way of honoring the store than by playing some music that ended up in my speakers because of them.

Have no fear.  Future playlists may not be nearly as daunting and oppressive, we'll see where the music takes it.

Thanks for downloading and listening.

Out Of Step Music Hour Episode One

Here's the playlist to go along with it:

01 Gaslight Anthem~American Slang~American Slang
02 Helmet~FBLA~Strap It On
03 Dinosaur Jr.~Back To Your Heart~Beyond
04 The Stooges~Down On The Street~Funhouse
05 Crayon-Death~Genesis Says~Three Sixteen
06 The Descendants~Hope~Milo Goes To College
07 At The Drive-In~One Armed Scissor~One Armed Scissor (CD Single)
08 The Clash~Hateful~London Calling
09 Fugazi~Furniture~Furniture
10 Grinderman~Palaces Of Montezuma~Grinderman 2
11 Anti-Flag~This Is The End (For You My Friend)~For Blood And Empire
12 Buzzcocks~Breakdown~Spiral Scratch
13 Refused~The Deadly Rhythm~The Shape Of Punk To Come
14 Against Me!~Those Anarcho Punks Are So Mysterious~The Acoustic E.P.
15 Bad Religion~Dearly Beloved~New Maps Of Hell
16 Pikadori~Model Nothing~Pikadori
17 Black Flag~Fix Me~Nervous Breakdown
18 Jane's Addiction~Mountain Song~Kettle Whistle
19 H2O~On Your Feet~F.T.T.W.
20 The Damned~Help~New Rose (Single)
21 Snapcase~Coagulate~End Transmission
22 Submachine~Too Mundane~Sawed Off Shotglass
23 Bad Brains~Pay To Cum~Let Them Eat Jelly Beans
24 Beastie Boys~Deal With It~Aglio E Olio
25 Slayer~Disciple~God Hates Us All
26 Roky Erickson~I Always Been Here Before~Gremlins Have Pictures
27 The Misfits~I Turned Into A Martian~12 Hits From Hell
28 True Widow~Night Witches~ A.H.A.T.H.H.A.F.T.C.T.T.C.O.T.E.
29 The Germs~Lexicon Devil~(M.I.A.) The Complete Anthology
30 Aus-Rotten~Media Blackout~And Now Back To Our Programming
31 The Ramones~I Don't Want To Grow Up~Adios Amigos
32 Circle Jerks~Beat Me Senseless~VI
33 Boris~Hope~Attention Please
34 Minor Threat~Screaming At A Wall~Complete Discography
35 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~Identify~Now I Got Worry
36 Flipper~Ha Ha Ha~Let Them Eat Jelly Beans
37 Allan~Burn Through~About Five Seconds
38 Wire~Lowdown~Pink Flag
39 Rise Against~Great Awakening~The Unraveling
40 Soccer Team~We Closed A Record Store~Volunteered Civility And Professionalism