Friday, March 28, 2014

Episode 62: Double Covered & Smothered Part Duex, The Revenge

Greetings Dear Listener,

Here is the stunning conclusion to the two part episode arch started back on Episode 60.  There was no way I was not going to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of Scott Asheton so this had to be delayed.  But instead of delaying the episode, I decided just to record two this week.

The concept is rather basic.  One episode a great list of songs, the next episode those same great songs but played by other artists.

Tinariwen is playing at the Warhol Museum on Tuesday April 1st.  The show is sold out and I did not go the website for tickets in time to get them.  Damn my slowness.

The giant list of releases for Record Store Day has been released.  You can go here to read it.  There are actually a few interesting releases on it this year that aren't just reissues.

And if you thought that Ghost Rider was the worst thing you've ever seen Nicolas Cage's face on, you would be sorely mistaken.  This is a real thing:
Yes, that is a pillow case with the Treasure Protector's face on it.  And no, that is not the only one.  There is an entire series of these awful things on the Amazon:

KDVR in Denver did a really stupid thing.  They were practicing lazy journalism live on air.  Which led to the greatest mistake on live television ever.  Needless to say, they got what they deserved.

Patton Oswalt has a new special coming up on Comedy Central.  Here's the trailer for it:

The Pixies have released EP3.  And they are combining all three EP's and releasing them as an album titled Indie Cindy.  There will be an advanced Record Store Day release for the vinyl with an actual street date of April 29th.  There is also a deluxe CD version that will have bonus CD with live tracks from their tour this past winter.

The City Gardens was a shit-hole of a club in Trenton, NJ.  The stage in that club has had an enormous amount of legendary bands play on it.  And the bar in that club was once tended by Jon Stewart.  There's a book out now and documentary in production about the City Gardens.  Here's a link to The Daily Show interview with the author and Gibby from the Butthole Surfers.

It seems that Iggy Pop will have a radio show on the BBC for quite some time.  Here's a source to download the most recent episode Fun Seekers.

Buzz from the Melvins will be a guest on Henry Rollins' radio show on KCRW this Sunday, the 30th.  The website that has the Iggy Pop shows will also have the Buzz show a few days after it airs.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 62

Here's the playlist:
1.  David Bowie~Waiting For My Man~Bowie At The Beeb
2.  Helmet~Oven~Born Annoying
3.  The Jimi Hendrix Experience~Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?~Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
4.  Toadies~Where Is My Mind?~Best Of Toadies: Live At Paradise
5.  Devo~(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction~Be Stiff
6.  Rage Against The Machine~In My Eyes~Renegades
7.  Submachine~Mongoloid~Sawed Off Shotglass
8.  The Damned~I Feel Alright~Damned, Damned, Damned
9.  Rollins Band~Earache My Eye~Insert Band Here
10.  Otis Redding~Papa's Got A Brand New Bag~Stax/Volt Singles Collection
11.  Anti-Flag~Ever Fallen In Love?~Bouncing Souls/Anti-Flag Split EP
12.  Gaslight Anthem~Come Together~Radio Session
13.  The Ramones~Chinese Rocks~Live NYC 1982
14.  The Beatles~Rock And Roll Music~Beatles For Sale (Mono)
15.  Veruca Salt~Bodies~Number One Blind
16.  Against Me!~Bastards Of Young~Live At The Key Club
17.  Nirvana~D-7~Nevermind 20th Anniversary Box Set
18.  R.E.M.~I Walked With A Zombie~Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye
19.  Social Distortion~Death Or Glory~Lords Of Dogtown Soundtrack
20.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~Ole Man Trouble~Mo' Width
21.  Seu Jorge~Queen Bitch~The Life Aquatic Sessions
22.  Snapcase~Blacktop~Bright Flashes
23.  Joey Ramone~What A Wonderful World~Don't Worry About Me
24.  The Circle Jerks~Solitary Confinement~Live At The House Of Blues
25.  Roky Erickson~Heroin~Gremlins Have Pictures
26.  Heavy Blanket~Blockheads~Live At Tym Guitars

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Episode 61: Rest In Peace Rock Action

Greetings Dear Listener,

On March 15th, 2014, we lost Scott Asheton (a.k.a. Rock Action.)  He was the drummer for The Stooges and Sonic's Rendezvous Band.

We will be slamming on the brakes from our regularly scheduled programming to pay tribute to the man that was charged with musically containing the chaos and fury that is Iggy Pop.

Here's a link to Iggy's statement on Scott's passing.

Our hearts are heavy but still full of napalm.

Thanks for listening.  And listen loud.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 61

Here's the playlist:
1.  Iggy & The Stooges~Search & Destroy~Raw Power
2.  The Stooges~T.V. Eye~Fun House
3.  The Stooges~ Not Right~The Stooges
4.  The Stooges~O Solo Mio~The Weirdness
5.  Sonic's Rendezvous Band~City Slang (Mono)~City Slang
6.  The Stooges~Down On The Street~Fun House
7.  Iggy & The Stooges~Ready To Die~Ready To Die
8.  The Stooges~I Wanna Be Your Dog~The Stooges
9.  The Stooges~Little Electric Chair~Skull Ring
10.  The Stooges~1970~Fun House
11.  Iggy & The Stooges~I Got A Right!~A Million In Prizes
12.  The Stooges~Skull Ring~Skull Ring
13.  The Stooges~1969 (John Cale Mix)~The Stooges
14.  The Stooges~My Idea Of Fun~The Weirdness
15.  The Stooges~Loose~Fun House
16.  Iggy & The Stooges~Death Trip~Raw Power
17.  The Stooges~No Fun (John Cale Mix)~No Fun
18.  The Stooges~Fun House~Fun House
19.  The Stooges~Dead Rock Star~Skull Ring
20.  Iggy & The Stooges~I'm Sick Of You~Heavy Liquid
21.  The Stooges~Real Cool Time~The Stooges
22.  The Stooges~Dirt~Fun House
23.  The Stooges~Loser~Skull Ring
24.  The Stooges~Into The Future~Complete Fun House Sessions
25.  Iggy & The Stooges~Raw Power~Raw Power
26.  The Stooges~We Will Fall~The Stooges

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Episode 60: Double Covered & Smothered Part 1

Greetings Dear Listener,

Welcome to part one of a two episode jaunt.  If you study the playlist below, you may be able tell the direction in which we will be going.

The Sword came through town a few days ago.  Unfortunately I was not able to attend.  I was tasked with shepherding the next generation to training on how to wield an axe.

My copy of Heavy Blanket's Live At Tym Guitars has showed up.  No Telling No Trails is a special little treat at the end of the episode.  Here's what the artwork on the sleeve looks like:

In more J Mascis news, there will be a Dinosaur Jr. singles box set coming out for Record Store Day.  There will be 5,000 pressed so I may be able to get one.  Here's what that looks like:
The Gaslight Anthem's Fan Club single is back from the pressing plant and will start shipping in a few days.  They posted a picture of a giant pile of merch:

They are also in the studio working on their next album.  Here's a picture of Brian Fallon at work:

There will be a 2LP soundtrack release for Breaking Bad coming out at the end of April.  To place a pre-order for it go here.  This is what it'll look like:

Seth Rogen gave testimony in front of our failed government in a plea for more funding for Alzheimer's research.  After the introductions, there weren't even a handful of senators in the room.  Weak.

In Uber-Nerdy Batman news, there will be a Batman/Green Hornet crossover.  The story will be set in the Batman '66 series and will pick up where the original crossover in the 60's Batman TV show left off.  Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman will be handling the scripts.  Ty Templeton will be drawing the story.  And Alex Ross will be painting the covers.  The stories will be available digitally in May and available in print in June.  Here's some preliminary artwork from Alex Ross:

Here's a clip from the second season of Batman to refresh your memory:

Next Tuesday, instead of a new episode of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC will be airing a one hour special about the upcoming Marvel movies.  There will be in depth looks at Captain America, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Avengers 2.  What a golden age in which to be a nerd.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 60

Here's the playlist:
1.  Velvet Underground~I'm Waiting For The Man~The Velvet Underground & Nico (Mono)
2.  The Melvins~Oven~Ozma
3.  Bob Dylan~Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?~Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
4.  Pixies~Where Is My Mind?~Death To The Pixies
5.  Rolling Stones~(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction~The Singles Collection: The London Years
6.  Minor Threat~In My Eyes~Complete Discography
7.  Devo~Mongoloid~Hardcore Devo, Vol. 1
8.  The Stooges~1970 (Single Edit)~Funhouse (Deluxe)
9.  Cheech & Chong~Earache My Eye~Greatest Hit
10.  James Brown~Papa's Got A Brand New Bag~20 All-Time Greatest Hits
11.  Buzzcocks~Ever Fallen In Love~Love Bites
12.  The Beatles~Come Together~Abbey Road
13.  Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers~Chinese Rocks~L.A.M.F. (White Trash Soul)
14.  Chuck Berry~Rock And Roll Music~Golden Hits
15.  Sex Pistols~Bodies~Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols
16.  The Replacements~Bastards Of Young~Tim
17.  The Wipers~D-7~Is This Real?
18.  Roky Erickson~I Walked With A Zombie~The Evil One
19.  The Clash~Death Or Glory~London Calling (Sound System)
20.  Otis Redding~Ole Man Trouble~The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection
21.  David Bowie~Queen Bitch~Bowie At The Beeb
22.  Helmet~Blacktop~Strap It On
23.  Louis Armstrong~What A Wonderful World~Ken Burns Jazz
24.  The Weirdos~Solitary Confinement~Weird World Vol. 1
25.  Velvet Underground~Heroin~The Velvet Underground & Nico (Mono)
26.  Heavy Blanket~No Telling No Trails~Live At Tym Guitars