Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Episode 59: The World Is A Less Funny And Rockin' Place

Greetings Dear Listener,

Death has been putting up Gretzky-like numbers over the past few months.  Instead of our heroes dropping like moths around a bug zapper, aren't there any assholes left to go?  We lost the comedic genius of Harold Ramis but Chelsea Handler still trundles about.  There is no such thing as fairness or balance in the universe.

If you were wondering about the future of Ghostbusters III, have no fear.  Dan Aykroyd likes money way too much to let something as tragic as this get in his way.  Does the Blues Brothers 2000 ring a bell?

We also lost Bob Casale of Devo last week.  He was one innovative spud.  Bob 2 was responsible for a lot of the sequencing and programming in Devo's music.

We've got tracks from the new OFF! and I Am The Avalanche albums featured on the program.  The OFF! pre-order is up at Interpunk for exclusive red vinyl.  Here's the album art for Wasted Years and Wolverines:

Pink vinyl for Wolverines can be found here.

Due to a manufacturing error, there was no Mind Cure single for February.  But that's alright.  That only means the series will last an extra month.

Sarah Silverman had an interesting conversation with Jesus a few weeks ago and posted it to the youtubes.  This only reaffirms that she is one of my favorite people.

There is a new documentary about the influence that Batman has had on the lives of everyday people.  It's called We Are Batman: Legends Of The Knight.  Here's the trailer for it:
The Pittsburgh screening will be on Monday, March 17th at the Loews theater at the Waterfront.  Go to the We Are Batman website for ticket info.  Since it is a special screening, advanced tickets will need to be purchased.

Thanks for listening.

Are we not men?  We are DEVO!


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 59

Here's the playlist:
1.  OFF!~Void You Out~Wasted Years
2.  Against Me!~Two Coffins~Transgender Dysphoria Blues
3.  Old Head~Brainbruise~Mind Cure January 2014
4.  Negative Trend~Meathouse~We Don't Play, We Riot
5.  I Am The Avalanche~The Shape I'm In~Wolverines
6.  The Rondelles~Revenge!~Boys Lie
7.  Refused~Worms Of The Senses/Faculties Of The Skull~The Shape Of Punk To Come
8.  Radio Birdman~Do The Pop~Radios Appear
9.  The Replacements~Answering Machine~Let It Be
10.  The Ramones~I Wanted Everything~Road To Ruin
11.  Icege~Hole~New Brigade
12.  Marnie Stern~Patterns Of A Diamond Ceiling~In Advance Of A Broken Arm
13.  Black Sabbath~Paranoid~Paranoid
14.  La Sera~How Far We've Come Now~Sees The Light
15.  Ma Jolie~Brace, Smile~Polars-A Years Collection
16.  Grinderman~Man In The Moon~Grinderman
17.  Two Inch Astronaut~Little Short Guy~Bad Brother
18.  Sleater-Kinney~Steep Air~The Woods
19.  Iggy & The Stooges~Gimme Danger~Raw Power
20.  De La Soul~The Magic Number~3 Feet High & Rising
21.  Heavy Blanket~Galloping Toward The Unknown~Heavy Blanket
22.  The Velvet Underground~Venus In Furs~The Velvet Underground & Nico (Mono)
23.  Toy Guitar~Shoot The Piano Player~Toy Guitar
24.  Miles Davis~So What~Kind Of Blue (Mono)
25.  Circle Jerks~World Up My Ass~Gig

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Episode 58: Looks Like We're Going To Need A Bigger Shovel

Greetings Dear Listener,

If you are ever in a band and someone offers to remaster and reissue your record on vinyl, don't post that record on-line for free download two weeks before the pre-order goes up.  It's just a suggestion.  That seems like a very stupid thing to do that would cause the reissue to not happen.  Oh well.  I guess I won't be starting a label just yet.

Heavy Blanket, the instrumental stoner band of J Mascis, will be releasing a live album from an in-store performance they played in Australia.  There were only 200 pressed for North America on purple vinyl.  They sold out within hours.  I had to overpay on the ebays for my copy so I think we'll listen to a massive chunk of it for everyone else that missed it too.

I Am The Avalanche have a new record coming out shortly.  They'll be in town some time next month so go check them out.

Snakes On A Plane was somehow cleaned up to air on television.  I am very curious to see how all of the mother-fuckin', mother-fucks were taken out of that mother-fuckin' movie.

There's a new Ali-G show starting on FXX on February 26th.  Set your DVR's, if you can find the channel.

Other than the face-burning water and unseasonable warmth, the Winter Olympics seem to be nothing more than Putin's attempt at being a monarch.  Or at the very least, a lame Lex Luthor.

Bill "The Science Guy" Nye debated Ken "The Creationist Guy" Ham over the merits of creationism.  It wasn't so much a debate as one guy presented facts and the other guy presented an agenda of some sort.  It's a long watch but worth it.  You'll have to fast forward for about ten minutes until it begins.  Why they didn't edit that part off, I don't know.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 58

Here's the playlist:
1.  The Jesus Lizard~Puss~Jesus Lizard/Nirvana Split Single
2.  The Horrors~Mirror's Image~Primary Colours
3.  Zeitgeist~Truth Or Consequence~2013 Tour Tape
4.  Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers~Born To Lose~L.A.M.F. (White Trash Soul Mix)
5.  Savage Amused~Second Class Bore~Savage Amused
6.  Devo~Man From The Past~Hardcore Devo Vol. 2
7.  The Living End~Don't Shut The Gate~Roll On
8.  The Ramones~Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue~It's Alive
9.  Sacrilege~Flight Of The Nazgul~It's Time To Face The Reaper
10.  Wesley Willis~Stop Mulling Over The Mullet~Shake Your Piggy Bank
11.  Handsome~Closer~Handsome Bonus 7"
12.  David Bowie~Oh! You Pretty Things~Bowie At The Beeb
13.  Soul Coughing~How Many Cans?~Irresistible Bliss
14.  The Stooges~I Wanna Be Your Dog (John Cale Mix)~The Stooges
15.  Otis Redding~Pain In My Heart~Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection
16.  Melvins~City Dump~Tres Cabrones
17.  Death~Where Do We Go From Here???~...For The Whole World To See
18.  The Horrible Crowes~Sugar~Elsie
19.  Pixies~Snakes~EP2
20.  The Damned~New Rose~Peel Session 11/30/1976
21.  The Velvet Underground~Beginning To See The Light (Early Version)~White Light/White Heat (Deluxe)
22.  Lewis Black~Candy Corn/We Don't Know What We Are Doing Anymore~The Carnegie Hall Performance
23.  Mary Prankster~Rational Bohemian~Blue Skies Forever
24.  Pure Hell~Noise Addiction~Noise Addiction
25.  Nirvana~Oh, The Guilt~Jesus Lizard/Nirvana Split Single