Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Soul Asylum

Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a blowtorch burning
I was a key that could use a little turning

So tired that I couldn't even sleep
So many secrets I couldn't keep
Promised myself I wouldn't weep
One more promise I couldn't keep

It seems no one can help me now
I'm in too deep there's no way out
This time I have really led myself astray

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here nor there

Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded
Life's mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just drownin' in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train

Everything is cut and dry,
Day and night, earth and sky
Somehow I just don't believe it

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here nor there

Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughin' at the rain
Little out of touch, little insane
Just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here nor there

Runaway train never comin' back
Runaway train tearin' up the track
Runaway train burnin' in my veins
Runaway but it always seems the same




Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Soul Asylum.

Say What You Will Clarence...Karl Sold The Truck (Twin/Tone)
1. Draggin Me Down
2. Long Day
3. Money Talks
4. Voodoo Doll
5. Stranger
6. Do You Know
7. Sick Of That Song
8. Religiavision
9. Spacehead
10. Walking
11. Broken Glass
12. Masquerade
13. Happy
14. Black And Blue








Made To Be Broken (Twin/Tone)
1. Tied To The Tracks
2. Ship Of Fools
3. Can't Go Back
4. Another World Another Day
5. Made To Be Broken
6. Never Really Veen
7. Whoa!
8. New Feelings
9. Growing Pain
10. Long Way Home
11. Lone Rider
12. Ain't That Tough
13. Don't It (Make Your Troubles Seem Small









While You Were Out (Twin/Tone)
1. Freaks
2. Carry On
3. No Man's Land
4. Crashing Down
5. Judge
6. Sun Don't Shine
7. Closer To The Stars
8. Never Too Soon
9. Miracle Mile
10. Lap Of Luxury
11. Passing Sad Daydream











Hang Time (A&M)
1. Down On Up To Me
2. Little Too Clean
3. Sometime To Return
4. Cartoon
5. Beggars And Choosers
6. Endless Farewell
7. Standing In The Doorway
8. Marionette
9. Ode
10. Jack Of All Trades
11. Twiddly Dee
12. Heavy Rotation
13. Put The Bone In









Clam Dip And Other Delights (Twin/Tone)
1. Just Plain Evil
2. Chains
3. Secret No More
4. Artificial Heart
5. P-9
6. Take It To The Root
















And The Horse They Rode In On (A&M)
1. Spinnin'
2. Bitter Pill
3. Veil Of Tears
4. Nice Guys (Don't Get Paid)
5. Something Out Of Nothing
6. Gullible's Travels
7. Brand New Shine
8. Easy Street
9. Grounded
10. Be On Your Way
11. We 3
12. All The King's Friends










Grave Dancers Union (Columbia)
1. Somebody To Shove
2. Black Gold
3. Runaway Train
4. Keep It Up
5. Homesick
6. Get On Out
7. New World
8. April Fool
9. Without A Trace
10. Growing Into You
11. 99%
12. The Sun Maid










Let Your Dim Light Shine (Columbia)
1. Misery
2. Shut Down
3. To My Own Devices
4. Hopes Up
5. Promises Broken
6. Bittersweetheart
7. String Of Pearls
8. Crawl
9. Caged Rat
10. Eyes Of A Child
11. Just Like Anyone
12. Tell Me When
13. Nothing To Write Home About
14. I Did My Best

Friday, August 19, 2011

Liz Phair

And when I asked
For a separate room
It was late at night
And we'd been driving since noon

But if I'd known
How that would sound to you
I would have stayed in your bed
For the rest of my life just to prove I was right
That it's harder to be friends than lovers
And you shouldn't try to mix the two
'Cause if you do it and you're still unhappy
Then you know that the problem is you

And it's true that I stole your lighter
And its also true that I lost the map
But when you said that I wasn't worth talking to
I had to take your word on that

But if you'd known how that would sound to me
You would have taken it back
And boxed it up and buried it in the ground
Boxed it up and buried it in the ground
Boxed it up and buried it in the ground
Burned it up and thrown it away

And you put in my hand a loaded gun
And then told me not to fire it
When you did the things you said were up to me
And then accused me of trying to fuck it up

But you've never been a waste of my time
It's never been a drag
So take a deep breath and count back from ten
And maybe you'll be all right

And the license said
You had to stick around until I was dead
But if you're tired of looking at my face I guess I already am

But you've never been a waste of my time
It's never been a drag
So take a deep breath and count back from ten
And maybe you'll be all right



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Liz Phair.

Exile In Guyville (Matador)
1. 6'1"
2. Help Me Mary
3. Glory
4. Dance Of The Seven Veils
5. Never Said
6. Soap Star Joe
7. Explain It To Me
8. Canary
9. Mesmerizing
10. Fuck And Run
11. Girls! Girls! Girls!
12. Divorce Song
13. Shatter
14. Flower
15. Johnny Sunshine
16. Gushy
17. Stratford-On-Guy
18. Strange Loop




Whip-Smart (Matador/Atlantic)
1. Chopsticks
2. Supernova
3. Support System
4. X-Ray Man
5. Shane
6. Nashville
7. Go West
8. Cinco De Mayo
9. Dogs Of L.A.
10. Whip-Smart
11. Jealousy
12. Crater Lake
13. Alice Springs
14. May Queen








Whitechocolatespaceegg (Matador/Capitol)
1. White Chocolate Space Egg
2. Big Tall Man
3. Perfect World
4. Johnny Feelgood
5. Polyester Bride
6. Love Is Nothing
7. Baby Got Nothing
8. Uncle Alvarez
9. Only Son
10. Go On Ahead
11. Headache
12. Ride
13. What Makes You Happy
14. Fantasize
15. Shitloads Of Money
16. Girls Room






Liz Phair (Capitol)
1. Extraordinary
2. Red Light Fever
3. Why Can't I?
4. It's Sweet
5. Rock Me
6. Take A Look
7. Little Digger
8. Firewalker
9. Favorite
10. Love/Hate
11. My Bionic Eyes
12. Friend Of Mine
13. Good Love Never Dies









Somebody's Miracle (Capitol)
1. Leap Of Innocence
2. Wind And The Mountain
3. Stars And Planets
4. Somebody's Miracle
5. Got My Own Thing
6. Count On My Love
7. Lazy Dreamer
8. Everything To Me
9. Closer To You
10. Table For One
11. Why I Lie
12. Lost Tonight
13. Everything (Between Us)
14. Giving It All To You

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Björk

























Ladies and gentlemen, Björk.

Debut (Elektra)
1. Human Behavior
2. Crying
3. Venus As A Boy
4. There's More To Life Than This
5. Like Someone In Love
6. Big Time Sensuality
7. One Day
8. Aeroplane
9. Come To Me
10. Violently Happy
11. The Anchor Song











Post (Elektra)
1. Army Of Me
2. Hyper-ballad
3. The Modern Things
4. It's Oh So Quiet
5. Enjoy
6. You've Been Flirting Again
7. Isobel
8. Possibly Maybe
9. I Miss You
10. Cover Me
11. Headphones









Homogenic (Elektra)
1. Hunter
2. Jóga
3. Unravel
4. Bachelorette
5. All Neon Like
6. 5 Years
7. Immature
8. Alarm Call
9. Pluto
10. All Is Full Of Love

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sinéad O'Connor

It's been seven hours + fifteen days
Since U took your love away
I go out every night + sleep all day
Since U took your love away
Since U been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away those blues,
'Cos nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 U

It's been so lonely without U here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong
I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they'd only remind me of you
I went to the doctor guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said girl U better have fun
No matter what U do
But he's a fool
'Cos nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 U

All the flowers that U planted mama
In the backyard
All died when U went away
I know that living with U baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try
'Cos nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 U



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Sinéad O'Connor.

The Lion And The Cobra (Ensign/Chrysalis)
1. Jackie
2. Mandinka
3. Jerusalem
4. Just Like U Said It Would B
5. Never Get Old
6. Troy
7. I Want You (Hand On Me)
8. Drink Before The War
9. Just Call Me Joe













I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Ensign/Chrysalis)
1. Feel So Different
2. I Am Stretched On Your Grave
3. Three Babies
4. The Emperor's New Clothes
5. Black Boys On Mopeds
6. Nothing Compares 2 U
7. Jump In The River
8. You Cause As Much Sorrow
9. The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance
10. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Le Tigre




Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Le Tigre.

Le Tigre (Mr. Lady)
1. Deceptacon
2, Hot Topic
3. What's Yr Take On Cassavetes
4. The The Empty
5. Phanta
6. Eau d' Bedroom Dancing
7. Let's Run
8. My My Metrocard
9. Friendship Station
10. Slideshow At Free University
11. Dude, Yr So Crazy!
12. Les and Ray

Monday, August 15, 2011

Elastica

No need to whine, boy, like a wind-up toy you stutter at my feet
And it's never the time, boy, you've had too much wine to stumble up my street
Well it isn't a problem, nothing we can't keep between the sheets
Tell me you're mine, love, and I will not wait for other bed-time treats

Is there something you lack when I'm flat on my back
Is there something that I can do for you?
It's always something you ate or it's something you hate
Tell me is it the way that I touch you?
Have you found a new mate and is she really great
Is it just that I'm too much for you?

Don't feed me a line, boy, I can hear that voice you use upon the phone
And there's no need to be coy, that is something you can do upon your own
Well it isn't a problem, nothing we can't solve so just relax
Am I on the wrong train, love, and will I have to tie you to the tracks?



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Elastica.

Elastica (DGC)
1. Line Up
2. Annie
3. Connection
4. Car Song
5. Smile
6. Hold Me Now
7. S.O.F.T.
8. Indian Song
9. Blue
10. All-Nighter
11. Waking Up
12. 2:1
13. See That Animal
14. Stutter
15. Never Here
16. Vaseline

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Highlife





















Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Highlife.

Best Bless (Social Registry)
1. War Fair
2. F Kenya RIP
3. Burying Stones
4. Tuareg Dancehall
5. Wet Palm Trees

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Normal

Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

See the breaking glass
In the underpass
See the breaking glass
In the underpass

Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

Hear the crushing steel
Feel the steering wheel
Hear the crushing steel
Feel the steering wheel

Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

Warm leatherette
Melts on your burning flesh
You can see you reflection
In the luminescent dash

Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

A tear of petrol
Is in your eye
The handbrake
Penetrates your thigh
Quick
Let's make love
Before you die

On warm leatherette
On warm leatherette

Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

Join
The car crash set



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, The Normal.

Warm Leatherette b/w T.V.O.D. (Mute)
1. Warm Leatherette
2. T.V.O.D.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tracy + The Plastics







Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Tracy + The Plastics.

Culture for Pigeon (Troubleman Unlimited)
1. Big Stereo
2. Knit A Claw
3. Henrietta
4. Happens
5. Save Me Claude
6. Quaasars
7. Cut Glass See Thru
8. Oh Birds
9. This Is Dog-City
10. What You Still Want
11. + Mountain

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Slayer

Through the night we ride in pairs
Lords at night we ride
From the depths of Hell's domain
Reborn to reign this night
Roam throughout the endless wars
Hold high his name we must
Warriors from the gates of Hell
In Lord Satan we trust

Stalking the night can't you feel I'm near
Watching each step that you take
I take lives and show all no mercy this night
Attack those not knowing my voice

Brothers of the Prince of Night
By bargains we have made
Allies with the darkened souls
Our legions we must save
Fight for our eternal quest
God can't save you in time
Evil stalks the night with us
Your soul it shall be mine

Stalking the night can't you feel I'm near
Watching each step that you take
I take lives and show all no mercy this night
Attack those not knowing my voice

I am the menace in your eyes
The one you can't escape
Your life falls in my grasp
You know your end is near
You pray your God will help
His strength no match for mine
Your last hope slips away
Thy soul begins to bleed
I tear your flesh to shreds
Burn holes throughout your mind
Your eyes now filled with blood
A victim of my force
In endless agony
You realize your defeat
Recite my master's chants
Your soul now his to keep

Stalking the night can't you feel I'm near
Watching each step that you take
I take lives and show all no mercy this night
Attack those not knowing my voice



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Slayer.

Show No Mercy (Metal Blade)
1. Evil Has No Boundaries
2. The Antichrist
3. Die By The Sword
4. Fight Till Death
5. Metal Storm/Face The Slayer
6. Black Magic
7. Tormentor
8. The Final Command
9. Crionics
10. Show No Mercy

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Velvet Underground

"Back in April of this year, while preparing for the re-release of the three VERVE/MGM Velvet Underground albums, a cache of uncatalogued VU tapes was accidentally discovered. Upon further examination, many of these taps proved to be the missing masters recorded by the VU for their 'fourth' VERVE/MGM album, an album that was never released. Studio time was immediately booked, and with the help of engineer Michael Barbiero and staff, each master was meticulously transferred, and subsequently, reviewed.

In June, ten tracks were chosen for release and mixing commenced at MediaSound Studios. It soon became apparent that the vitality of the band captured on tape, coupled with today's technical capabilities, was to produce dynaimc results.

Although this album is not the oft-mentioned 'Great Lost Velvet Underground album,' it is, however, a collection of tracks recorded between February, 1968 and September, 1969 -- a period of heightened artisic development for the VU. A period previously unavailable on record."

--Bill Levenson



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, The Velvet Underground.

VU (Verve)
1. I Can't Stand It
2. Stephanie Says
3. She's My Best Friend
4. Lisa Says
5. Ocean
6. Foggy Notion
7. Temptation Inside Your Heart
8. One Of These Days
9. Andy's Chest
10. I'm Sticking With You

Friday, August 5, 2011

Led Zeppelin

There's a lady who's sure all that
Glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows
If the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for

There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
Cause you know sometimes words have
two meanings
In a tree by the brook there's a songbird
Who sings sometimes
All of our thoughts are misgvien

There's a feeling I get when I look
To the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke
Through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking

And it's whispered that soon if we all
Call the tune
Then the Piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn for those
Who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter

And it makes me wonder

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May-Queen
Yes there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on

Your head is humming and it won't go
In case you don't know
The Piper's calling you to join him
Dear lady can you hear the wind blow
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
1. Black Dog
2. Rock and Roll
3. The Battle of Evermore
4. Stairway to Heaven
5. Misty Mountain Hop
6. Four Sticks
7. Going to California
8. When the Levee Breaks

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Electrelane

As they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do
I took my gun and vanished.

I have changed my name so often
I have lost my wife and children
But I have many friends
And some of them are with me.

Oh the wind the wind is blowing
Through the graves the wind is blowing
Freedom soon will come
Then we'll come from the shadows.



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Electrelane.

Axes (Too Pure)
1. One, Two, Three, Lots
2. Bells
3. Two For Joy
4. If Not Now, When?
5. Eight Steps
6. Gone Darker
7. Atom's Tomb
8. Business or Otherwise
9.  Those Pockets are People
10. The Partisan
11. I Keep Losing Heart
12. Come Back
13. Suitcase

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Suzanne Vega

99.9 Fahrenheit degrees
Stable now, with rising possibilities
It could be normal but it isn't quite
Could make you want to stay awake at night

You seem to me like a man
on the verge of burning
99.9 Fahrenheit degrees

Pale as a candle and your face is hot
And if I touch you I might get what you've got

You seem to me like a man
On the verge of running
99.9 Fahrenheit degrees

Something cool against the skin is what you could be
Something cool against the skin is what you could be needing

99.9 Fahrenheit degrees

You seem to me like a man
On the verge of burning
99.9 Fahrenheit degrees

Something cool against the skin is what you could be
Something cool against the skin is what you could be needing

99.9 Fahrenheit degrees
99.9 Fahrenheit degrees



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Suzanne Vega.

99.9 F° (A&M)
1. Rock in this Pocket (Song of David)
2. Blood Makes Noise
3. In Liverpool
4. 99.9 F°
5. Blood Sings
6. Fat Man & Dancing Girl
7. (If You Were) In My Movie
8. As A Child
9. Bad Wisdom
10. When Heroes Go Down
11. As Girls Go
12. Song of Sand

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eno/Cale

WRONG WAY UP
Recorded at Brian Eno's Wilderness
Studio, Suffolk, between April and
July 1990, Recordings engineered by
Brian Eno, except John Cale's vocal
recordings, which were engineered
by Dave Young in Woodbridge, and 'Oz' at
Platinum Island, New York, on Footsteps
and In The Backroom.



PRODUCED BY BRIAN ENO
CO-PRODUCED BY JOHN CALE
Mixed by Rhett Davies, Bruce
Lampcov and Brian Eno at AIR
Studios, London, early August 1990.
Mastered by Tony Cousins at Townhouse Cutting Room,
London and
Stephen Marcussen at Precision Lacquer, Hollywood
Cover picture by Brian Eno
Typography by Kevin Cann
Art and design by Brian Eno and Kevin Cann

ALL SONGS WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY
BRIAN ENO AND JOHN CALE
PUBLISHED BY UPALA MUSIC (HAMSTEIN)/
JOHN CALE MUSIC INC./(BMI), except * by Brian Eno
(UPALA MUSIC/HAMSTEIN/BMI)



With special thank to: Steven Baker, Risé Cale,
Melanie Ciccone, Roger & Bee Eno, Jane Geerts, Mike Kachoeff,
Kevin Laffey, Edwin Maynard, Anthea Norman-Taylor, Dominic
Norman-Taylor, David Snow, Chris at Time Capsule, New York
and Chris Whent.

ENO/CALE



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Brian Eno & John Cale.

Wrong Way Up (Warner Bros.)
1. Lay My Love
2. One Word
3. In The Backroom
4. Empty Frame
5. Cordoba
6. Spinning Away
7. Footsteps
8. Been There Done That
9. Crime in the Desert
10. The River*

Monday, August 1, 2011

Led Zeppelin

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go oh oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go oh oh oh oh oh
Baby please don't go.

Ay ay ay ay ay ay
All those tears I cry ay ay ay ay ay
All those tears I cry ay ay ay ay ay
Baby please don't go.

When I read the letter you wrote me
it made me mad mad mad
When I read the news that it brought me
it made me sad sad sad
But I still love you so
I can't let you go
I love you--ooh baby I love you.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Every breath I take oh oh oh oh oh
Every move I make oh oh oh oh oh
Baby please don't go.

Ay ay ay ay ay ay
You hurt me to my soul ay ay ay ay ay
You hurt me to my soul ay ay ay ay ay
Darling please don't go.

When I read the letter you wrote me
it made me mad mad mad
When I read the news that it brought me
it made me sad sad sad
But I still love you so
I can't let you go
I love you--ooh baby I love you.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go oh oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go oh oh oh oh oh
(Baby please don't go)

(Whatever happened to Rosie and the Originals?)



Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Led Zeppelin.

Houses of the Holy (Atlantic)
1. The Song Remains The Same
2. The Rain Song
3. Over The Hills And Far Away
4. The Grunge
5. Dancing Days
6. D'yer Mak'er
7. No Quarter
8. The Ocean