Thursday, November 21, 2013

Episode 52: 'Tis The Season For Gobbleritos

Greetings Dear Listener,

The playlist below was not the intended batch of music I had originally planned.  The playlist I had worked on for over a week seemed inadequate after having been shat upon by life for the past several days.  I had given up on recording Episode 52 all together until earlier this afternoon.  That's when the bile level reached maximum and I went to work on a new playlist.  This is the result of feeling defeated and having lost the will to live for most of the week until I came to my senses.  The original playlist may see the light of day at some point.

The Worlds Scariest Police Chases record is out.  It certainly gets my vote for the most inappropriately funny record of the year.  The "Jizzy Clear" color variant was aptly named.

The vinyl issue of Handsome has been delayed for the limited color LP.  The records were pressed at the wrong weight and sent back to the plant.  Hopefully they'll be in the mail soon.

The Rival Schools United By Fate reissue is out now and sounds incredible.

In my infinite mopiness, I watched the Man Of Steel Blu-ray.  HD makes all the difference when watching the innocent citizens of Metropolis being killed by toppling buildings.  Back in my day, Superman would have taken Zod out of the city to snap his neck so the citizens would have been kept out of danger.  If you want to see a high quality DC Comics movie, check out the Justice League: Origins animated movie coming out early next year.  There's a trailer for it on the IMDB.

I also watched the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On The Road.  What's her face from those lame vampire movies was in it but only for a minutes so the movie wasn't ruined.  On one of his many podcasts recently, Kevin Smith said: "Every generation gets the vampires they deserve."  How true.  Shiny vampires suck.

There was an alternate ending of Breaking Bad that will be included as an extra on the barrel shaped box set that will be released next week.  The scene was an homage to the ending of the Bob Newhart Show when he woke up from a dream while next to the actress that played his wife in the previous Newhart series.

Marc Maron has a new special streaming on the Netflix.  It's called Thinky Pain.  He opens with a Bill Hicks story and also tells a story about going to the record store for Captain Beefheart albums.  Glued to the TV was I.

At the record store this past weekend, I came across old pressings of the Velvet Underground's Loaded, Germ Free Adolescents by the X-Ray Specs and Inflammable Material by the Stiff Little Fingers.  My turntable has never been so happy.

If you're ever in a band and said band breaks up, make sure someone has the multi-track masters of any recordings.  You never know when someone may want to spend stupid amounts of money on a reissue.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 52

Here's the playlist:
1.  Turmoil~Playing Dead~Process Of...
2.  Allan~Burn Through~About Five Seconds
3.  Snapcase~Guilty By Ignorance~Progression Through Unlearning
4.  Black Flag~What I See~Damaged
5.  Slayer~Threshold~God Hates Us All
6.  Helmet~Rude~Strap It On
7.  Melvins~Honey Bucket~Houdini
8.  Submachine~Suicide Drive~Sawed Off Shotglass
9.  All Dinosaurs~What About Elvis?~Rules Of Civility & Decent Behavior
10.  Hatebreed~I Will Be Heard~Perseverance
11.  Mark Of Cain~You Let Me Down~Ill At Ease
12.  Chuck Dukowski Sextet~My War~Eat My Life
13.  High On Fire~De Vermis Mysteriis~De Vermis Mysteriis
14.  One Day As A Lion~One Day As A Lion~One Day As A Lion
15.  Refused~Rather Be Dead~Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent
16.  Vision Of Disorder~What You Are~Imprint
17.  Amen~Coma America~Amen
18.  Quicksand~Delusional~Manic Compression
19.  Nirvana~Negative Creep~Live At The Paramount
20.  Born Without A Face~The Lesser~Freakshow
21.  Gallows~Austere~Gallows
22.  Rollins Band~Volume 4~Weight
23.  Worlds Scariest Police Chases~Punk Rock Ruined My Life~NOFX And Out Came The Wolves Dookie
24.  Minor Threat~In My Eyes~Complete Discography
25.  Tom Gabel~Conceptual Paths~Heart Burns

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Episode 51: One Less Giant Walks Among Us

Greetings Dear Listener,

As I'm sure you have noticed by now, the world lost Lou Reed a few weeks ago and this episode's playlist makes an attempt at honoring the man's work.

Lou's wife, Laurie Anderson, wrote an amazing tribute to her husband that described his final moments.  Get yourself a box of tissues and go here to read it.

We also lost Marcia Wallace.  She was the voice behind Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons.  You may also want to check out her work on the first Bob Newhart show.  She could teach us all something about comedy.

A few South Park episodes ago, the goth kids had to team up with the vampire kids to defeat the emo kids.  The best line of the episode was "If you're not emo, why are you listening to Sunny Day Real Estate?"  Coffee dripped from my nose on that one because I had been listening to their album Diary earlier that day.  Seven was the track played on South Park and it made its way onto this playlist.

My Death records came in the mail the other day and have been in heavy rotation since.

The Bad Religion Christmas album is available now on CD and download.  It's the vinyl pressing that will be out later this month.  It is currently streaming on the youtubers.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit a charity that aids victims of clergy molestation.  The subversive irony is not lost on me.

There's a new Polar Bear Club record coming out November 19th.  The band has jumped ship from Bridge Nine to Rise Records.

Dax Riggs comes back to town on December 13th.  He's playing the late show at Club Cafe so get there if you can.

Also in December, the Hollywood Theater will be playing a double feature on the 21st.  SLC Punk will play at 7pm.  And Filmage, the documentary about the Descendents, plays at 10pm.  Settle in for nearly six hours of celluloid goodness.

I've been reading Questlove's book lately.  It is quite the funny bit of writing.  The Roots' manager wrote footnotes that seemingly contradict Questlove's version of events.  The footnotes usually start with a "That's not exactly how it happened."

Put on those Velvet Underground records and crank it up to 11.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London. Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 51

Here's the playlist:
1.  Lou Reed~This Magic Moment~Lost Highway
2.  Death~Freakin' Out~...For The Whole World To See
3.  Sunny Day Real Estate~Seven~Diary
4.  Melt-Banana~Then Red Eyed~Fetch
5.  VUM~Stranger/Soft Machine~Psychotropic Jukebox
6.  The Velvet Underground~Run Run Run~Velvet Underground & Nico
7.  The Vaselines~The Day I Was A Horse~Enter The Vaselines
8.  Mud City Manglers~Hangover Hurricane~Mind Cure October 2013
9.  Walking Concert~Animals~Run To Be Born
10.  The Ramones~I Believe In Miracles~Brain Drain
11.  The Velvet Underground~Here She Comes Now~White Light/White Heat
12.  Fuzz~Preacher~Fuzz
13.  The Crystals~He's A Rebel~Lux & Ivy's Favorites Vol. 9
14.  The Mallard~Crystals & Candles~Finding Meaning In Deference
15.  Chuck Dukowski Sextet~Venus In Furs~Eat My Life
16.  Lou Reed~Perfect Day (Acoustic Demo)~Transformer
17.  Dumb Numbers~Breaking The Split-Screen Barrier~Dumb Numbers
18.  Tom Waits~Rains On Me~Free The West Memphis 3
19.  Pixies~Another Toe In The Ocean~EP1
20.  La Sera~Drive On~Sees The Light
21.  The Velvet Underground~Oh! Sweet Nothin'~Loaded
22.  Sebadoh~Separate~Defend Yourself
23.  Far~Bury White~Water & Solutions
24.  Iggy Pop~The Passenger~Lust For Life
25.  Bad Brains~Don't Need It~Bad Brains