Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Episode 71: A Couple Of Js

Greetings Dear Listener,

You know it's going to be a long day at the office when you walk in and the two king idiot mouth flappers are somehow simultaneously discussing partial birth abortion and the varying personalities of dogs.  Because those two subjects are completely intertwined.  I hate my life.

Add that to my experience at the Anti-Flag show this past weekend and I am thoroughly convinced that humanity is doomed.  Vile, stupid, bipedal beasts will be the end of life on this planet.

This episode brings us back to our regularly scheduled programming after celebrating the lives and music of the Ramones.  It's all J Mascis and J Robbins.  The episode runs long but I think you'll dig it.

Here are a few helpful links, if your interest has been piqued:
Free So Free
Dinosaur Jr.
J Mascis
J Robbins
Desoto Records

There is new music from Sleep.  The Clarity is damn near ten minutes of sludgy, stoner goodness.  It's available as a free download from Adult Swim.  Sleep was week number seven.  A twelve inch single with laser etched artwork on the b-side would be nice.  Hint, hint.

I came across a decent sounding download of the self-titled album from the Stains.  The Stains were a band from Southern California in the early 1980's.  Their record came out and then disappeared.  Supposedly there was a payment issue between the band and their label.  That is one of the reasons the record has never been reissued and has fallen to obscurity.  Once you discover what label the Stains were on, you won't be surprised by the difficulties the band had.

I recently finished re-reading Douglas Adams' The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul.  I want to see it turned into a movie set in the context of the cinematic Marvel Universe.  At least as one of those half hour short films they put on as extras for the DVD's.

Comedy Central has outdone themselves.  Shart Week starts this Sunday at 8pm.  I would like to see sharks beat a week's worth of poop jokes.

The trailer for Kevin Smith's Tusk movie has been released.  It looks creepily amazing and I can't wait until September to see it.  WalrusYes, like a mother fucker.

Here's the artwork that's attached to the episode:

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 71

Here's the playlist:
1.  J Mascis~Every Morning~Tied To A Star
2.  Jawbox~Savory~For Your Own Special Sweetheart
3.  Dinosaur Jr.~Forget The Swan~Dinosaur
4.  Office Of Future Plans~Broke Myself Into Pieces~Website
5.  J Mascis~Alone~Peel Session 11/28/2002
6.  Jawbox~Tongues~Tongues
7.  Dinosaur Jr.~Pierce The Morning Rain~I Bet On Sky
8.  Channels~New Logo~Waiting For The Next End Of The World
9.  J Mascis + The Fog~I've Had It~Rolling Stone Session 2/10/2002
10.  Jawbox~Cooling Card~My Scrapbook Of Fatal Accidents
11.  Dinosaur Jr.~The Wagon~Green Mind
12.  Jawbox~Desert Sea~Jawbox
13.  Dinosaur Jr.~Quicksand~Whatever's Cool With Me
14.  Jawbox~FF=66~For Your Own Special Sweetheart
15.  Dinosaur Jr.~I Want You To Know~Farm
16.  Burning Airlines~Sweet Deals On Surgery~Mission: Control
17.  J Mascis~I've Been Thinking~Circle
18.  Office Of Future Plans~Dumb It Down~Office Of Future Plans
19.  J Mascis + The Fog~Where'd You Go~More Light
20.  Burning Airlines~Outside The Aviary~Identikit
21.  J Mascis + The Fog~Leaving On A Jetplane~Waistin'
22.  Channels~Chivaree~Open
23.  Dinosaur Jr.~Been There All The Time~Beyond
24.  Jawbox~68~For Your Own Special Sweetheart
25.  J Mascis + The Fog~More Light~More Light

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Episode 70: The Ramones

Greetings Dear Listener,

On July 11, 2014, the world lost Tommy Ramone.

If your neighbors have not called the cops because they are annoyed at your attempts to shake your dwelling apart by blaring the Ramones, let me help expedite that.

Here is a solid hour of Ramones jams to celebrate the music and lives of the four Pinheads from Queens that gave us so much enjoyment since 1976.

Listen loud.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 70

Here's the playlist:
1.  Chainsaw~Ramones
2.  Sheena Is A Punk Rocker~Rocket To Russia
3.  Gimmie Gimme Shock Treatment~Leave Home
4.  I Just Want To Have Something To Do~Road To Ruin
5.  I Don't Want To Grow Up~Adios Amigos
6.  Rockaway Beach~Rocket To Russia
7.  We Want The Airwaves~Pleasant Dreams
8.  I Wanna Live~Halfway To Sanity
9.  Judy Is A Punk~Ramones
10.  I Wanna Be Sedated~Road To Ruin
11.  Spider-Man~Saturday Morning Cartoons Greatest Hits
12.  Suzy Is A Headbanger~Leave Home
13.  This Business Is Killing Me~Pleasant Dreams
14.  Garden Of Serenity~Halfway To Sanity
15.  The Return Of Jackie & Judy~End Of The Century
16.  Blitzkrieg Bop~Ramones
17.  Needles & Pins~Road To Ruin
18.  She Talks To Rainbows~Adios Amigos
19.  I Remember You~Leave Home
20.  Do You Wanna To Dance?
21.  Let's Dance~Ramones
22.  Teenage Lobotomy~Rocket To Russia
23.  Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue~Ramones
24.  Pinhead~Leave Home
25.  Life's A Gas~Adios Amigos

Friday, July 4, 2014

Episode 69: 69, Dude!

Greetings Dear Listener,

Hopefully you will come out of this weekend of independence with your thumbs intact.  To celebrate this strange country of ours we'll listen to Pete Seeger and Anti-Flag sing songs about Joe Hill.

After months of trying to track them down, I finally saw Zeitgeist the other night.  They opened for Jello Biafra's new band along with Submachine.  Both bands played to the stunning apathy that only a Pittsburgh audience can provide.  And people wonder why there isn't a much larger scene in this town with more all-ages shows.

Zeitgeist tore it up.  The band was incredibly tight and the singer, Tilley, was an absolute monster on stage.  I am very curious to see how she would attack a real crowd.  Go to their bandcamp page for downloads and check Mind Cure for the self-titled vinyl and single.

Speaking of Mind Cure, Mike will be hosting an event for the single of the month box set at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Melwood Screening Room on July 5th at 7pm.  He'll be screening all twelve videos that were filmed to coincide with each of the twelve singles that came out in the series.  To cap off the evening, The Gotobeds will be playing at Gooski's at 10pm.

And in more Mind Cure news, the Battered Citizens' Police Brutality demo has been reissued and pressed on vinyl.  Battered Citizens was a late 80s band from Pittsburgh.  Members of the band went on to play in Submachine and Killer Of Sheep.  The record comes with a download that includes two shows from the Electric Banana.

There is a kids summer camp called Girls Rock! Pittsburgh.  It's a week long camp where girls learn how to write/record a song and play in a band.  At the end of the week there is a showcase where all of the bands play.  Not only do the campers learn about music but there are also Women's History classes and seminars dealing with body image and discrimination.  The first session was last week but there is a second session in August.  Go here for more information.

Ice-T's band Body Count put out a new record called Manslaughter.  I'm not sure if the world was looking for a new Body Count record but by golly it sure is entertaining.

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has been putting out a steady amount of compilations for free download.  They also have a summer singles club.  This year it's sixteen bands over sixteen weeks.  Sleep is slated to be the single for week seven.  Go here to check it out.

Le Butcherettes will be releasing Cry Is For The Flies on vinyl in September.  Ipecac will be handling the release.

Teri Gender Bender and Omar Rodriguez are apparently in yet another band and this time it's with John Frusciante.  Kimono Kult put out an EP back in March called Hiding In The Light.  Teri's singing in Spanish.  It is four tracks of awesome and it's available to download on bandcamp.

Greg Ginn's new version of Black Flag played in town last week.  I gave a passing thought to going to the show.  I'm glad I forgot about it until the day after.  Something tells me it would have been a let down.  That and the fact that I don't want to give the Ginn any more of my money.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 69

Here's the playlist:
1.  The Clash~Hateful~London Calling (Sound System)
2.  Fuzz~You Won't See Me~Live In San Francisco
3.  Thin Lizzy~Ray-Gun~Thin Lizzy
4.  Helmet~Wilma's Rainbow~Betty
5.  Boris~Melody~Noise
6.  Bob Mould~Fix It~Beauty & Ruin
7.  John Lee Hooker~Shake It Baby~It Serves You Right To Suffer
8.  Thee Oh Sees~Devil Again~Garage Swim
9.  Ben Folds Five~Underground~Ben Folds Five
10.  Killer Of Sheep~Clouds~Out Of Time
11.  Anti-Flag~1915~The General Strike
12.  Ramones~California Sun~It's Alive
13.  David Bowie~Quicksand~Hunky Dory
14.  The Rezillos~Flying Saucer Attack~Can't Stand The Rezillos
15.  Pete Seeger~Joe Hill~If I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle
16.  Articles Of Faith~Every Man For Himself~Complete, Vol. 1: 1981-1983
17.  True Widow~NH~As High As The Highest Heavens & From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth
18.  Refused~Liberation Frequency~The Shape Of Punk To Come
19.  Tinariwen~Sendad Eghlalan~Emmaar
20.  Dead Ending~All The Villains You Call Boss~DE III
21.  Buzzcocks~Time's Up~Time's Up
22.  One Last Wish~Hide~1986
23.  Miles Davis~Move~Birth Of The Cool
24.  Jawbreaker~Housesitter~Etc.
25.  Roky Erickson~The Damn Thing~Don't Slander Me