Thursday, January 31, 2013

Episode 31: The New iTunes Is Great... For Me To Poop On!!!

Greetings Dear Listener,

Am I the only person that is irritated by the frustrating mess that itunes has become?  It was unruly to begin with but the new version has gone completely bat-shit stupid.

It's almost as if Apple said, "Hey, millions of people use this program so let's make the interface as useless as possible."  Looks like I'll be downloading from Amazon when I can't locate something on vinyl.  Hooray.

This time around, we play our first official track off of the new Bad Religion LP, True North, since its release last week.  "Robin Hood In Reverse" seems to be about the Citizens United decision by the United States Supreme Court.  That ruling essentially said that any pigfucker with a billion dollars can try to buy elections.  We all witnessed how that panned out.  Those crazy old white guys damn near cannibalized each other last year.  Good for them.

We will be getting into some new Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, as well.  Push The Sky Away comes out in a few weeks.  Giddy with anticipation I am.  Here's the funniest bit of promotional writing for a record I've read in a long time:

I wanted to write more about this album but the Bad Seeds press person would not approve any of the copy I sent. No problem. I submit this instead: Greetings at you from Bucharest! This record has musics very not old! Firstings for time of a Bad Seeded album of not Mick Harvey! I have kept played it and many goodnesses still happened! Wow to this person! This gonna smile you when it falls out on 02/19/13!

That was from Henry Rollins' LA Weekly column from January 10th, 2013.

If you aim your googler at "cramps all tore up download," you too can have the Cramps track from this episode (and several other Cramps songs) flowing through your ear-goggles.  It's free and worth the effort of downloading.  I only wish Ivy would have this session officially released so the band could be compensated.  I know I'd buy it.

We also get a sample of Bosnian Rainbows.  That is the new band featuring Teri Gender-Bender from Le Butcherettes and Omar from At The Drive-In and Mars Volta.  I am really liking the music they are making and can't wait for the album.

Again, the internets almost burst into flames of hate when Omar announced the Mars Volta were no longer making music.  Mars Volta didn't really do it for me so my main concern over Bosnian Rainbows is what will become of Le Butcherettes.  If there was an ass to be kicked, that band kicked it.  And how!!!

There was some news involving Black Flag this week.  Greg Ginn will be forming a new band under the name of Black Flag.  There will be new music and a tour involved.  Which seems kind of odd from a guy that slammed what he called "reunion bands" at Coachella last year.  Ha, ho.

The more interesting Black Flag development came from Chuck Dukowski.  He put together a band called Flag.  Chuck's playing bass.  Bill Stevenson is playing drums.  Stephen Egerton, from the Descendents, is playing guitar.  And Keith Morris is on vocals.  They will be hitting the festival circuit this summer.  This may get me out of the house.  There's no word on new music but one can hope.

I've already started putting together the list for Episode 32 and I like where it's going.  A good time will be had by all.

Until next time.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 31

Here's the Playlist:

1.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds~We No Who U R~Push The Sky Away
2.  Bad Religion~Robin Hood In Reverse~True North
3.  L7~Mr. Integrity~Bricks Are Heavy
4.  Beastie Boys~Make Some Noise~Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
5.  The Cramps~What's Behind The Mask~All Tore Up
6.  Le Butcherettes~Empty Dimes~Sin Sin Sin
7.  At The Drive-In~Alpha Centauri~In/Casino/Out
8.  Bosnian Rainbows~Torn Maps
9.  Black Sabbath~Supernaut~Vol. 4
10.  Dead Ending~Ayn Rand Chicken Sandwich~DEII
11.  Betty Blowtorch~I've Been So Mad Lately~Last Call
12.  Generation X~Your Generation~Generation X
13.  The Replacements~Bastards Of Young~Tim
14.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring~Which Way To Go~Primary Colours
15.  Adverts~One Chord Wonders (Single Version)~Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts
16.  Allan~Surrogate~About Five Seconds
17.  The Ramones~Judy Is A Punk~Ramones
18.  Motorhead~Deaf Forever~Orgasmatron
19.  Screeching Weasel~Stupid Over You~Boogadaboogadaboogada!
20.  Jawbreaker~Parabola~Bivouac
21.  Black Flag~Depression~Everything Went Black
22.  Jimi Hendrix~(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man~BBC Sessions
23.  Korcani Orkestar~Siki, Siki Ba Ba~Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan
24.  Slayer~Bitter Peace~Diabolus In Musica
25.  Grinderman~Bellringer Blues~Grinderman 2

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Episode 30: No Lockout, Know Peace

Greeting Dear Listener,

Now that the battle between billionaires and millionaires has been settled, we can all get back to watching grown men play a children's game.  Let the hockeying commence!!!

And on to what matters most, the music.

Anti-Flag released a new single called "Bacon."  They pressed up 500 of them on a bacon shaped picture disc.  There are two songs on it and they're both on each side so there's no A or B.  Here's a picture of it:

They also pressed it on "bone" colored vinyl for Interpunk.  The two tracks are on side A and the band signed side B.

Anti-Flag will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.  Look for them to be playing in a town near you.  Well done, sirs.

The label Chalker Place Records released a three song live LP from Sleep.  They pressed up 420 copies on what they are calling "pot green" vinyl.  The songs are from a show in Denver, CO in 2010.  When I was trying to find a track listing for this record, I noticed that the internets were abuzz with hate over this release.  It seems the internet is used for porn, cat videos and spouting off at the mouth by people that don't know how to contribute so they criticize.  Good for them.

There are a few videos posted on the Youtubes of Sleep's set from 9/5/2010 out there that were worth checking out if you missed out on the vinyl.

The Austrian label Napalm Records was licensed to release Apocryphon by The Sword, in Europe.  They pressed it on different colors 100 at a time.  So far there has been pink, copper and clear pink vinyl along with the standard black.  There are three live tracks and a ZZ Top cover added as bonus tracks.  It even comes with a CD to make it more portable.

Thin Lizzy's first record was reissued on vinyl by Light In The Attic.  A worthwhile aural venture if there ever was one.

Deerhoof's recent release, Breakup Song, was pressed on 7 flexi-discs and bound into a notebook.  There were only 500 of these made by Joyful Noise.  Here's an instructional video on how to play it:

We get into a new Public Enemy track, as well.  Off of The Evil Empire Of Everything, we'll hear Riotstarted which features an intro by Henry Rollins and guitar by Tom Morello.

Refused played their final show on December 15th, 2012.  We pay tribute with Refused Are Fuckin' Dead off of that Mecha-Godzilla sized record of theirs, The Shape Of Punk To Come.

That's all for now.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 30

Here's the playlist:

1.  Anti-Flag~Bacon~Bacon
2.  Thin Lizzy~Return Of The Farmer's Son~Thin Lizzy
3.  Marnie Stern~Year Of The Glad~Chronicles Of Marnia
4.  Demolition Doll Rods~Queen Bee Drag Racin'~Lux & Ivy's Favorites Vol. 13
5.  The Code~It Kills To Know...~Alert, Aware, Involved
6.  VUM~Back To Sleep~Blood Horses
7.  The Ramones~She Talks To Rainbows~Adios Amigos
8.  The Standells~Dirty Water~Nuggets
9.  H2O~One Life, One Chance~F.T.T.W.
10.  Ben Folds Five~Erase Me~The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
11.  Burning Airlines~A Lexicon~Identikit
12.  Minutemen~Warfare~Post-Mersh Vol. 1
13.  Public Enemy~Riotstarted~Evil Empire Of Everything
14.  The Weirdos~Rhythm Syndrome~Weird World Vol. 1
15.  Mass Appeal~Rat In A Hole~Nobody Likes A Thinker
16.  James Brown~Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1~20 All-Time Greatest Hits
17.  Bad Brains~Popcorn~Into The Future
18.  Lunachicks~Say What You Mean~Luxury Problem
19.  Deerhoof~There's That Grin~Breakup Song
20.  Refused~Refused Are Fuckin' Dead~The Shape Of Punk To Come
21.  The Sword~Cloak Of Feathers~Apocryphon
22.  Om~State Of Non-Return~Advaitic Songs
23.  High On Fire~Fertile Green~De Vermis Mysteriis
24.  Sleep~Dragonaut~Denver, CO 09.05.10
25.  Heavy Blanket~No Telling No Trails~Heavy Blanket

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Episode 29: Henry And Glenn Forever

Greetings Dear Listener,

I hope the holiday season has left you in one piece.

On this installment we salute the fine comic book creation known as Henry and Glenn Forever.  The premise of the book is Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig as "roommates."  Their next door neighbors are Hall and Oates who just happen to be satanists.

I really didn't need an excuse to play a shit-ton of Misfits and Black Flag but at least this almost justifies it.

We rely heavily on the Misfits Box Set for a large chunk of the material.  Caroline certainly did the world a great service when they put that one together.

Get yourself some comics and some records and nerd out for this one.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 29

Here's the playlist:

1.  Misfits~Where Eagles Dare~12 Hits From Hell
2.  Rollins Band~Low Self Opinion~The End Of Silence Demos
3.  Misfits~Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?~Box Set
4.  Black Flag~TV Party~Damaged
5.  Misfits~Last Caress~Box Set
6.  State Of Alert~Lost In Space~No Policy EP
7.  Misfits~Angelfuck~Box Set
8.  Black Flag~My War~My War
9.  Misfits~She~Box Set
10.  Rollins Band~Liar~Weight
11.  Misfits~Violent World~12 Hits From Hell
12.  Black Flag~Six Pack~Damaged
13.  Misfits~Die, Die My Darling
14.  Rollins Band~If You're Alive~Life Time
15.  Misfits~We Bite~Box Set
16.  Black Flag~Black Coffee~Slip It In
17.  Misfits~Horror Business~Box Set
18.  Rollins Band~On My Way To The Cage~Come In And Burn
19.  Misfits~Devilock~Box Set
20.  Black Flag~Rise Above~Damaged
21.  Misfits~20 Eyes~Box Set
22.  Rollins Band~You Didn't Need~The End Of Silence Demos
23.  Misfits~Skulls~12 Hits From Hell
24.  Black Flag~Depression~Damaged
25.  Misfits (w/Henry Rollins)~We Are 138~Evil Live