Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Episode 54: Stay Classy, MPAA

Greetings Dear Listener,

Lloyd Dobbler punched John McClane in the mouth.  While filming a fight scene, John Cusack missed a beat and made contact with Bruce Willis' face.  The greedy and lazy has-been chipped a tooth and through a fit.  Kick-boxing is the sport of the future.  And John Cusack is my hero of the week.

The Fox News white Santa/white Jesus incident has given me an endless source of amusement.  The lengths that network has to go through to keep their audience is astounding.  Breeding fear through ignorance is big business.

The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat box set is out and sounds amazing.  It was a bit pricey for three CD's but worth every penny.

I finally got the shipping notification for the Handsome color variant reissue.  The vinyl has been pressed at the correct weight and dropped in the mail.

The Otis Redding track on the playlist may sound familiar to you.  The Black Crows made a living off of covering it.  It can be found on the Complete Stax/Volt Singles box set.  All of the songs are in their original mono glory.

There is a Gaslight Anthem B-sides collection coming out next month.  All of the songs on it were made available earlier this year on the singles box-set released by Side One Dummy.  Something tells me that Side One will be milking every last penny out of the Gaslight Anthem catalogue that they have the rights to.

The Pixies have hired their new bass player.  Paz Lenchatin from A Perfect Circle has taken over for the North American tour.

On Saturday, December 21st, there will be a double feature at the Hollywood Theater.  The early film is SLC Punk at 7pm and Filmage at 10pm.  Filmage is documentary about the Descendents and ALL.  Here's a link for more information.

Will Farrell was on WTF a week or so ago to promote Anchorman 2.  He told a rather sad story about dealing with the ratings board to get the movie a PG-13 rating.  It was very much along the lines of violence in a movie is ok but dick jokes aren't.

Bill Hick's birthday was this past Monday.  He would have been 52.  His material is over 20 years old but still rings true today.  Mediocrity has a firm grip on what has become "The Third Mall From The Sun."  Humanity is fucked.  I suggest we get used to it.

It has been a year since Newtown and nothing has been done to prevent such things from happening.  Why bother trying to evolve beyond the collective 8th grade mentality this country has when everyone's busy watching Duck Dynasty or some such shit and forgetting the awful truth of their surroundings.  Billions of dollars are spent every year to keep the masses docile and stupid.  I guess everyone throwing their televisions out a window and pouring the booze down the drain would be too much to ask.  Oh well.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 54

Here's the playlist:
1.  Handsome~Needles~Handsome
2.  Roky Erickson~Don't Shake Me Lucifer~The Evil One
3.  Horrible Crowes~Never Tear Us Apart~Live At The Troubadour
4.  Devo~Auto Modown~Hardcore Devo Vol. 1
5.  Snapcase~Cognition~Steps
6.  At The Drive-In~Catacombs~Relationship Of Command
7.  High On Fire~Serums Of Liao~Spitting Fire Live Vol. 1
8.  Far~Waiting For Sunday~Water & Solutions
9.  Boris~Track 3~Vein
10.  The Clash~1-2 Crush On You~Sound System
11.  Miles Davis~'Round Midnight~'Round About Midnight (Mono)
12.  Slayer~Stain Of Mind~Diabolous In Musica
13.  The Jimi Hendrix Experience~Remember~Are You Experienced (Mono)
14.  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts~Everyday People~Album
15.  The Birthday Party~Six Strings That Drew Blood~Mutiny/The Bad Seed
16.  The Scientists~Larry~The Scientists
17.  OFF!~I Don't Belong~Live At The 9:30 Club
18.  Otis Redding~Hard To Handle~Complete Stax/Volt Singles
19.  Born Without A Face~Song For All Exiles~Freakshow
20.  Refused~Sunflower Princess~Everlasting
21.  Rival Schools~Reaching Out~Found
22.  Lipstick Homicide~How Much More~Our Lips Are Sealed
23.  The Ramones~I Don't Want To Walk Around With You~Ramones
24.  Bob Mould~Can't Fight It~No Alternative
25.  Velvet Underground~Temptation Inside Your Heart~White Light/White Heat Box Set

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Episode 53: Tasered, Stabbed And Shot For The Holidays?

Greetings Dear Listener,

I wonder if the increase in Black Friday violence was equal to the decrease in sales this year.  Nothing brings out the true savagery of the North American Humanoid like a sign that says "50% Off."  Getting shivved for that Beats Audio speaker thing that looks like a sex toy just doesn't seem worth it to me.

The Black Friday/Record Store Day was a total bust.  The store I normally go to for those type of records didn't get anything they ordered.  Which is odd because they normally get at least one of everything.  Oh well.  I guess I can live without that Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds live record.

To commemorate the one year anniversary of relaunching their label, Anti-Flag has posted the entire A-F Records catalogue as "name your price" on Band Camp for a limited time.  I'm not sure when it ends but get over there and get to downloading.

Eel was the band chosen for the month of November in Mind Cure's singles series.  They are a very noisy bunch of people.

VUM's Psychotropic Jukebox has arrived on vinyl.  Holy crap, is all I have to say about that record on LP.

There is a new Minutes album coming out in January.  Vinyl for Roland is available for pre-order on Band Camp.  The pre-order comes with an immediate download and there are a few other EP's available for free download.  I got the download this morning and was unable to listen to anything else today.

Against Me! will be in town for New Year's Eve.  I'd go to the show if it wasn't going to be filled with screaming, drunken assholes.

I am starting to feel better about passing on the upcoming Pixies show in January.  Their new bass player has already been sent packing.  Something is amiss since none of the dates have been canceled so far.  There is such a thing as a band overstaying its welcome.  Regardless of how great said band was.  There is no shame in hanging it up and moving on.

Am I the only person that keeps repeatedly watching Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and waiting for something to happen?  The show is so underwhelming but I keep giving it a chance.  It just might be more evidence that there is something wrong with me.  The television does have an off button.

Thanks for listening

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 53

Here's the playlist:
1.  The Clash~Career Opportunities~The Clash (Sound System)
2.  Tes Brunet~Right Or Wrong~Au Ras Au Ras
3.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring~Do My Thing~Eddy Current Suppression Ring
4.  Nirvana~Here She Comes Now~Nevermind (20th Anniversary Box)
5.  Rival Schools~Get Centered~United By Fate (Reissue)
6.  Naam~Skyling Slip~Naam
7.  Mates Of State~10 Years Later~Playing Four Square Vol. 2
8.  Ramones~Teenage Lobotomy~Rocket To Russia
9.  Pussy Riot~Like A Red Prison
10.  godHeadSilo~Elephantitus Of The Night~Some Songs
11.  Mika Miko~Zombies Take One~666
12.  The Replacements~You Lose~Hootenanny
13.  PJ Harvey~Rub 'Til It Bleeds~Rid Of Me
14.  Bikini Kill~Alien She~Pussy Whipped
15.  Dinosaur Jr.~Said The People~Farm
16.  The Leaves~Hey Joe~Nuggets
17.  The Jimi Hendrix Experience~Little Wing~Axis: Bold As Love (Mono)
18.  Jawbreaker~Sluttering (May 4th)~Dear You
19.  Skrewloose~Openfire~The Rise And Fall Of Forever
20.  Two Ton Boa~Two Ton Boa~Two Ton Boa
21.  Twopointeight~Teleprompt Solanas~Twopointeight II
22.  Sonic Youth~Swimsuit Issue~Dirty
23.  Eel~Turn Up Fuck~Mind Cure November 2013
24.  Slant 6~Love Shock~Soda Pop * Rip Off
25.  Bad Religion~Hark! The Herald Angels Sing~Christmas Songs