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