9/30/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #87

2020, am I right?! The longest year in recorded human history is rolling on and on and so is Random Old Records. EPISODE #87 doesn't really have a theme or a point, other than containing 20 of the best songs I've heard in the past 30 days. So...let's dig in and let's get it on!

It all kicks off with a rare blast of horn-driven proto-punk from The Rats, then winds its way through classic garage rock and punk from The Pagans, Thee Headcoatees, The Customs, The Pandoras, and maybe even a couple bands that don't start with "The". Then, you'll hear vital new post-punk jams from Sweeping Promises, Lithics, and Naked Roommate, before the whole thing finishes up with a bone-chilling goth-country classic from Sammi Smith called "Saunders Ferry Lane". There's music for the head and music for the heart and music for the soul and music for the feet. Enjoy!

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Random Old Records Podcast #87
Released 09/30/20
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1. The Rats - "Dragon Child"
(Speaking My Mind: New Rubble Vol. 2, Past and Present 2005)
2. Tear Gas - "Living For Today"
(Piggy Go Getter, Paramount 1971)
3. Redd Kross - "How Much More"
(Freedom Of Choice, Caroline 1992)
4. The Hangman's Beautiful Daughters- "Don't Ask My Name"
(The Hangman's Beautiful Daughters, Voxx 1989)
5. The Dishrags - "Death In The Family"
(Love/Hate, Other Peoples Music 1995)
--Cincinnati rock fight!
6. The Customs - "Let's Get It On"
(We Were Living In Cincinnati, Hozac 2019)
7. The Pagans - "Dead End America"
(Shit Street, Crypt 2001)
8. Thee Headcoatees - "Have Love, Will Travel"
(Have Love, Will Travel, Vinyl Japan 1992)
9. The Pandoras - "Cry On My Own"
(It's About Time, Voxx 1994)
10. Pisces - "Are You Changing In Our Time"
(A Lovely Sight, Numero Group 2009)
11. Jack Cooper - "Gynn Square"
(Sandgrown, Trouble In Mind 2017)
--The console cowboys!
12. Chandra - "Subways"
(Transportation, Telephone Explosion 2018)
13. Sweeping Promises - "Atelier"
(Hunger For A Way Out, Feel It 2020)
14. Commercials - "Simon"
(Messthetics #105, Hyped 2 Death 2007)
15. Naked Roommate - "Fake I.D."
(Do The Duvet, Trouble In Mind 2020)
16. Lithics - "Tower Of Age"
(Tower Of Age, Trouble In Mind 2020)
--Space raiders!
17. Cold Beat - "Broken Lines"
(Into The Air, Crime On The Moon 2015)
18. Modern Nature - "Nature"
(How To Live, Bella Union 2019)
19. Snowgoose - "Undertow"
(The Making Of You, Glass Modern 2020)
20. Sammi Smith - "Saunders Ferry Lane"
(Help Me Make It Through The Night, Mega 1971)




8/31/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #86

The podcast has been sort of light on heavy jams lately, so if you're in the mood for a massive blast of punk rock EPISODE #86 of Random Old Records is here to pin your ears back, singe your nose hairs, and knock your jaw out of alignment!

This time around, you will hear 27 monster jams from yesterday and today by the likes of The 1865, Tower 7, U-Nix, Gumming, The Stranglers, Autoclave, Cold Feet, Nervosas, Negative Scanner, Sweet Knives, and so many more. If you're into overdriven guitars, feedback, screaming, rage, odd-timed riffs, and dizzying drum rolls, this is the episode for you!

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Random Old Records Podcast #86
Released 08/31/20
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1. The Stranglers - "No More Heroes"
(No More Heroes, A and M 1977)
2. Autoclave - "Hot Spurr"
(Autoclave, Dischord 1992)
3. Coriky - "Jack Says"
(Coriky, Dischord 2020)
4. Omni - "Moat"
(Networker, Sub Pop 2019)
5. Stitched-Back Foot Airman - "Tears In The Gutter"
(C87, Cherry Red 2018)
--The ancient geeks!
6. The 1865 - "Beholden"
(Don't Tread On We, Mass Appeal 2019)
7. Gumming - "Dew Claw"
(Overripe, Vinyl Conflict 2020)
8. Radiation Risks - "Acid Fantasy #2"
(Goodbye Money 7", Lumpy 2017)
9. U-Nix - "Late Bloomer"
(Nuke Portland, Feel It 2018)
10. Tower 7 - "Theory Of Disease"
(Entrance To A Living Organism, D4MT Labs 2020)
11. Exotica - "Mundo Sin Fin"
(Musique Exotique #03 7", La Vida Es Un Mus 2018)
12. Liquid Assets - "The Cage"
(SNC Lava Lamp 7", Schizophrenic 2019)
13. Dry Socket - "Muzzle"
(Shiver, Get Stoked 2020)
14. Cold Feet - "In Decline"
(Punk Entity, Feel It 2020)
--Killer bees!
15. Woodboot - "Trash Dump"
(Crime Time, Erste Theke Tontrager 2015)
16. Youth Youth Youth - "Made In England"
(T.O. Hardcore 83, NRK 1983)
17. The Stops - "Repulsive"
(Nameless Faces, Dirt Cult 2015)
18. Judy And The Jerks - "Green Goblin"
(Friendships Formed In The Pit, Neck Chop 2019)
19. Andy Human and the Reptoids - "Yes I No"
(Andy Human and the Reptoids, S-S 2015)
20. Negative Scanner - "Ambitious People"
(Ambitious People 7", Trouble In Mind 2014)
21. Nervosas - "Permanently Isolated"
(Nervosas, Dirtnap 2015)
22. Codeine - "Skeletons (SOS Demo)"
Frigid Stars LP, Numero 2012)
--Deathsport!
23. Rakta - "Intencao"
(III, Iron Lung 2016)
24. Whirlywirld - "Moto"
(Complete Studio Works 1978-80, Hozac 2020) 
25. ISS - "Chrome Song"
(Alles 3rd Gut, Sorry State 2019)
26. Melenas - "No Puedo Pensar"
(Dias Raros, Trouble In Mind 2020)
27. Sweet Knives - "End Of The World"
(Sweet Knives, Big Neck 2017)





7/30/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #85

So I've been mostly housebound for the last four months with plenty of free time. Luckily, while most of life has been on pause, the torrent of incredible music continues unchecked. I've been filling my head with jams of all eras, both new and new to me, and EPISODE #85 of Random Old Records is just a small sample of the musical riches that can be found with a little bit of digging.

Loveland, Ohio's Colemine Records (and its subsidiary Karma Chief) continue to pump out hits, and this time around you'll hear the recent offerings of the Harlem Gospel Travelers, Monophonics, and Michael Nau. Righteous, romantic soul is the vibe most of the way, then it gets slow and easy for awhile before crashing into a more rockin' finish. Along the way you'll meet The Altons, La La Brooks, Heron, Mortimer, Penetration, the Brothers of Soul, and many more. It's an hour of deep cuts for deep heads, so close your eyes and dig in! 

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Random Old Records Podcast #85
Released 07/30/20
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1. The Harlem Gospel Travelers - "Fight On!"
(Fight On!, Colemine 2020)
2. Monophonics - "Chances"
(It's Only Us, Colemine 2020)
3. The Altons - "When You Go (That's When You'll Know)"
(Penrose Records Vol. 1, Penrose 2020)
4. Black Velvet - "Is It Me You Really Love"
(Loving On The Flipside, Now Again 2012)
--Throwing trash down a hole!
5. Brothers Of Soul - "You Better Believe It"
(Harmony Of The Soul, Kent 2016)
6. Sandra King - "Leave It Up To The Boys"
(Bob Holmes' Nashville Soul, Kent 2017)
7. Rudolph Taylor - "What's That You Got"
(Lost Soul Gems From Sounds Of Memphis, Kent 2012)
8. La La Brooks - "What's Mine Is Yours"
(All Or Nothing, Norton 2013)
9. Angela Munoz - "In My Mind"
(Introspection, Linear Labs 2020)
--No crash, no bang, no boom!
10. Michael Nau - "No Quit"
(No Quit 7", Karma Chief 2019)
11. Heron - "Bye And Bye"
(Upon Refelction: The Dawn Anthology, Castle 2006)
12. Mortimer - "Ingenue's Theme"
(On Our Way Home, RPM 2017)
13. Jason Dene - "It's Me"
(Men Of The Moment, Teensville 2019)
14. King Edward and His B.D.'s - "Beg Me"
(Days Of A Quiet Sun, Feel It 2020)
15. Band Of Gold - "Like A Hurricane"
(Down In The Valley 2, Perfect Toy 2018)
--A life saver?
16. U.K. Jones - "Let Me Tell Ya"
(All The Young Droogs, RPM 2019)
17. Marie Marie - "Do You Do You Brush Your Teeth"
(Je Suis Punk, Faux 2013)
18. Penetration - "Lover Of Outrage"
(Moving Targets, Virgin 1978)
19. Cassie - "Will You?"
(Will You 7", Reminder 2020)
20. Cheryl - "It's Me"
(Killer Kiss 7", Reminder 2020)




6/29/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #84

If you've been listening to Random Old Records for awhile, you'll know that weather and the seasons are one of the primary inspirations behind the music on the show. Well it's hot and hazy here in Ohio, so naturally EPISODE #84 is laid back and easy going to help beat back the sweat and the steam of summer in the city.

You will hear pub rock classics from Ducks Deluxe and Brinsley Schwarz, country-tinged obscurities by Twin Engine and Sanford Clark, new jams from Rose City Band, Primo, Lavender Flu, and Brigid Dawson, psychedelic pop hidden gems by Birmingham Sunday and Paul Parrish, plus so much more. Twang, loping rhythms, ghostly echo chambers, chill vibes that veer close to bad dreams, and cautious optimism is the order of the day. It's like ice for your brain, so hit that download button and give it a whirl.

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Random Old Records Podcast #84
Released 06/29/20
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1. Alex Harvey - "Tulsa Turnaround"
(Alex Harvey, Capitol 1971)
2. Ducks Deluxe - "Fireball"
(Ducks Deluxe, RCA 1974)
3. Rose City Band - "Morning Light"
(Summerlong, Thrill Jockey 2020)
4. Stray - "Oil Fumes And Sea Air"
(Mudanzas, Transatlantic 1973)
--And now, a word from our sponsors!
5. Brinsley Schwarz - "Trying To Live My Life Without You"
(New Favourites, United Artists 1974)
6. Michael Nesmith and the First National Band - "Mama Nantucket"
(Magnetic South, RCA 1970)
7. Sanford Clark - "Climbin' The Walls"
(They Call Me Country, Numero 2019)
8. Twin Engine - "My Life Gets Better Every Day"
(Twin Engine, Rev-Ola 2004)
9. Curly Putnam - "Talking To The Grass"
(The Beginning Of The End, Iron Mountain 2018)
--The passport to pleasure!
10. Brigid Dawson and the Mothers Network - "The Fool"
(Ballet Of Apes, Castle Face 2020)
11. Bobbie Gentry - "Courtyard (Demo)"
(The Girl From Chickasaw County, UMC 2018)
12. Paul Parrish - "Flowers In The Park"
(The Forest Of My Mind, Music Factory 1968)
13. Birmingham Sunday - "Medieval Journey"
(A Message, All American 1969)
14. The Great Scots - "Tell Her Please"
(Arrive!, Beatrocket 2000)
--Savage!
15. Night Beats - "No Cops"
(Who Sold My Generation, Heavenly 2016)
16. Primo - "Machine"
(Sogni, Upset The Rhythm 2020)
17. Lavender Flu - "Mow The Glass"
(Barbarian Dust, In The Red 2020)
18. Jacuzzi Boys - "Guillotine"
(Jacuzzi Boys, Hardly Art 2013)





5/25/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #83

Dreams, dreaming, and dreamy music is the order of the day. Everything is transforming and reality is realer than ever, and I find myself closing my eyes and dreaming of dinner at my favorite restaurant, a quick browse at the record store, and a stop at the Creamy Whip on the way home. EPISODE #83 of Random Old Records Podcast might not include any Moby Grape this time around, but it's still filled with music dedicated to good dreams and things that make you happy.

This trip around the land of nod includes a touch of the psychedelic, plenty of insistent drum beats, sawing strings, soaring synths, a little mysticism, a little drama, and vocal harmonies out the wazoo. You'll hear new and old jams from Once And Future Band, Honeybus, Riki, Yumi Zouma, Wax Idols, The Crabs, John Foxx, Cold Beat, and so much more. In between the songs, you will hear bits from the 1974 movie Mr. Sycamore, a wacky slice of vintage new age nonsense about a man who wants to become a tree. Plant your feet, grab some water, and let this episode be the soundtrack!

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Random Old Records Podcast #83
Released 05/25/20
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1. Honeybus - "Story"
(Story, Deram 1969)
2. Jonathan Gill - "Isandula Road"
(Come Join My Orchestra, Grapefruit 2018)
3. Ray Whitley - "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"
(Looking For Ths Sun, High Moon 2019)
4. Cathy Rich - "Darkest Before Dawn"
(Let The Good Times In, Teensville 2019)
5. Terri Schmidt - "Closer To Your Heart"
(Whispers: Lounge Originals, Numero Group 2020)
--Mr. Sycamore Part 1!
6. Once And Future Band - "Andromeda"
(Deleted Scenes, Castle Face 2020)
7. Unloved - "Love"
(Heartbreak, Heavenly 2019)
8. The Catenary Wires - "Tie Me To The Rails"
(Til The Morning, Tapete 2019)
9. Jeffrey Novak - "Here Comes Snakeman"
(Baron In The Trees, In The Red 2012)
--Mr. Sycamore Part 2!
10. Wax Idols - "Mausoleum"
(Happy Ending, Etruscan Gold 2018)
11. Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan - "Bastards Of Young"
(Take It, It's Yours, Polyvinyl 2016)
12. Rays - "Yesterday's Faces"
(You Can Get There From Here, Trouble In Mind 2018)
13. The Crabs - "Debutante"
(What Were Flames Now Smolder, K 1997)
14. Lois - "Capital A"
(Infinity Plus, K 1996)
--Mr. Sycamore Part 3!
15. John Foxx - "Europe After The Rain"
(The Garden, Virgin 1981)
16. Yumi Zouma - "Sage"
(Truth Or Consequences, Polyvinyl 2020)
17. Cold Beat - "Flat Earth"
(Mother, DFA 2020)
18. Riki - "Bose Lugen (Body Mix)"
(Riki, Dais 2020)
19. Gwenno - "Hunros"
(Le Kov, Heavenly 2018)




4/26/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #82

You know what? Music is the best. Not only that, but music is still the best and will continue to be the best no matter how awful things might seem. I've felt just about as helpless as most of you probably feel right now and I can't change the world, but I can sure as hell play a little music for everyone. EPISODE #82 of Random Old Records Podcast is a 58 minute and 19 second blast of fun punk rock escapism for all of the kids in America.

You will hear classics by The Muffs, Pointed Sticks, and Young Canadians, brand new jams from Shadow Show, Personality Cult, The Archaeas, and The Bombpops, plus a whole lot more. I tried to keep it fun and silly, but there's rage and sadness and stolen joy and noise and darkness and catharsis and peace in there as well. Log out of social media, throw the newspaper in the trash, and listen to some damn music instead. Remember? Music is the best!

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Random Old Records Podcast #82
Released 04/26/20
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1. The Muffs - "Kids In America"
(Hamburger, SFTRI 2000)
2. Color TV - "Anybody's Girl"
(Typical Girls Vol. 5, Emotional Response 2020)
3. The Bombpops - "Radio Silence"
(Death In Venice Beach, Fat Wreck 2020)
4. Upset - "Holy Basil"
(Upset, Lauren 2019)
5. Swearin' - "Oil And Water"
(Fall Into The Sun, Merge 2018)
--Mr. Amazing!
6. The Archaeas - "Replica"
(Rock N Roll 7", Total Punk 2020)
7. Chubby And The Gang - "Hold Your Breath"
(Speed Kills, Static Shock 2020)
8. Personality Cult - "Figure"
(New Arrows, Dirtnap 2020)
9. Don't - "You Got Me Bad"
(Fever Dreams, Rockstar 2016)
10. Golden Triangle - "Neon Noose"
(Double Jointer, Hardly Art 2010)
11. Lewsberg - "From Never To Once"
(In This House, 12XU 2020)
-- The secret miracle of birth!
12. Shadow Show - "Contessa"
(Silhouettes, Burger 2020)
13. Gauche - "Pay Day"
(A People's History Of Gauche, Merge 2019)
14. Maze - "Join The LCD"
(Maze, Lumpy 2019)
15. Noxeema - "Shadows"
(Noxeema, ... 2019)
16. Citric Dummies - "Tearing Out My Nails"
(Tearing Out My Nails, Fashionable Idiots 2017)
17. Knowso - "Physical Freak"
(Like A Buzz 7", Total Punk 2019)
18. Spray Paint - "Can't Help But Kill"
(Into The Country, 12XU 2019)
--Jimmy Pursey speaks!
19. Sham 69 - "Hey Little Rich Boy"
(Tell Us The Truth, Sire 1978)
20. Article 58 - "Event To Come"
(Messthetics #105, Hyped To Death 2007)
21. The Rage - "I've Got Your Number"
(Bloodstains Across Canada, Bloodstains 2015)
22. Young Canadians - "Hawaii"
(Hawaii, Quintessence 1979)
23. The Minors - "Another Stupid Love Song"
(Radio Ready Wisconsin, Cheap Rewards 2014)
24. Pointed Sticks - "Part Of The Noise"
(Perfect Youth, Quintessence 1980)


3/15/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #81

Wow what a year it's been already, huh?! If you're looking for some low-stakes joy and relief from dealing with life here on Earth in 2020 AD, you've come to the right place. EPISODE #81 of Random Old Records Podcast is stacked with good music and escapism, so slam that download button right now!

I've been in a deep country phase ever since watching the Ken Burns documentary last year, so this episode starts off with some classics from Dottie West and Mike Nesmith, plus honky tonk rarities from Johnny David and Joyce Cobb. My other obsession lately has been Various Artists box sets from the Cherry Red group, so I also highlighted some jams by The Tremoloes and Byzantium from the incredible Getting It Together In The Country collection of UK country rock. As if the theme wasn't crystal clear, the interstitial sounds in this episode come from the 1967 stock cars n' moonshine epic Hell On Wheels, starring country legend Marty Robbins! You'll also hear recent jams from Holly Golightly, Paint, Parsnip, En Attendant Ana, and a whole lot more. This is a fun one, so stay indoors and check it out!

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Random Old Records Podcast #81
Released 03/15/20
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1. Phil Ochs - "Chords Of Fame"
(Greatest Hits, A&M 1970)
2. Michael Nesmith and the First National Band - "Dedicated Friend"
(Loose Salute, RCA 1970)
3. Johnny David - "Race With The Devil"
(Hillbillies In Hell, Iron Mountain 2016)
4. Dottie West - "Reno"
(Country Sunshine, T-Bird Americana 2011)
5. Joyce Cobb - "Your Love"
(Stax Country, Craft 2017)
--Hell On Wheels Part 1!
6. The Tremoloes - "Hello Buddy"
(Across The Great Divide, Grapefruit 2019)
7. Neil Landon - "I've Got Nothing To Lose"
(New Rubble Vol. 1, Past and Present 2005)
8. Jerry Jeff Walker - "Pick Up The Tempo"
(Ridin' High, MCA 1975)
9. Byzantium - "I'll Just Take My Time"
(Across The Great Divide, Grapefruit 2019)
-- Hell On Wheels Part 2!
10. Holly Golightly - "Obstacles"
(Do The Get Along, Damaged Goods 2018)
11. Fabienne Delsol - "So Many Could Not"
(Four, Damaged Goods 2019)
12. Peacers - "DTMTYCYM"
(Introducing The Crimsmen, Drag City 2017)
13. Paint - "I Didn't Know A Thing"
(Paint, Mexican Summer 2018)
14. Quilt - "Eliot St."
(Plaza, Mexican Summer 2016)
--Hell On Wheels Part 3!
15. Parsnip - "My Window"
(When The Tree Bears Fruit, Trouble In Mind 2019)
16. En Attendant Ana - "Flesh Or Blood"
(Julliet, Trouble In Mind 2020)
17. Isobel Campbell - "Just For Today"
(There Is No Other, Cooking Vinyl 2020)
18. Emerald Web - "Flight Of The Raven"
(Dragon Wings And Wizard Tales, Stargate 1979)
19. Bill Fay - "Tiny"
(Countless Branches [Deluxe Edition], Dead Oceans 2020)



2/02/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #80

Winter is rolling on and I can't believe another month has already passed. January brought my 40th birthday, and now it's time for EPISODE #80 of Random Old Records Podcast. Thanks for checking in, I think this one is something great, so let's not waste time!

I've been a huge fan of the podcast You Don't Know Mojack, which has been doing deep dives into the SST Records discography for a few years now. So, this episode kicks off with some songs from the label's heyday by Das Damen and Firehose, plus a track from the same era from Cincinnati punks The Erector Set. This comes from the INCREDIBLE compilation We Were Living In Cincinnati, which collects rare punk from my hometown and was released by the ever dependable Hozac Records. Get it now! After that hot start, you will hear old and new pop, both indie and power, from the likes of Tacocat, Comet Gain, Crabby Appleton, Prix, The Pandoras, and so much more.

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Random Old Records Podcast #80
Released 02/02/20
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1. Firehose - "Brave Captain"
(Ragin' Full-On, SST 1986)
2. Squirrel Bait - "Tape From California"
(Skag Heaven, Homestead 1986)
3. Das Damen - "Where They All Went"
(Jupiter Eye, SST 1987)
4. Dicks - "Lifetime Problems"
(1980-1986, Alternative Tentacles 1997)
5. The Erector Set - "Inside Out"
(We Were Living In Cincinnati, Hozac/Shake It 2019)
--Crypt Of Dark Secrets!
6. Comet Gain - "Your Life On Your Knees"
(Fireraisers Forever!, Tapete 2019)
7. Vivian Girls - "Memory"
(Memory, Polyvinyl 2019)
8. Tacocat - "New World"
(This Mess Is A Place, Sub Pop 2019)
9. Palehound - "Stick N Poke"
(Black Friday, Polyvinyl 2019)
10. Guv'ner - "Break A Promise"
(The Hunt, Merge 1996)
--Badminton!
11. The Pandoras - "Dark November"
(Hey! It's The Pandoras, Burger 2018)
12. The Whatt Four - "Dandelion Wine"
(Happy Lovin' Time, Big Beat 2015)
13. The Little Bits - "Girl Give Me Love"
(Down In The Valley Vol. 1, Perfect Toy 2018)
14. The Baron Four - "She Walks By"
(Out Of The Wild, Soundflat 2014)
15. The Pacifics - "I'm Talking About You"
(Play Favorites, Bachelor 2011)
--Trial of the dead!
16. The Pop - "Wait A Minute"
(Radio Ready Wisconsin, Cheap Rewards 2014)
17. Liverpool Echo - "If I Told You Once"
(Liverpool Echo, Spark 1973)
18. Prix - "Run Run Away"
(Historix, Hozac 2016)
19. The Way We Live - "King Dick II"
(Man Chest Hair, Finders Keepers 2012)
20. Crabby Appleton - "To All My Friends"
(Crabby Appleton, Elektra 1970)




1/02/2020

Random Old Records Podcast #79

Happy 2020! I got married in 2019 which was pretty incredible, but otherwise the year was mighty rough in all sorts of ways for all sorts of people. Luckily, music continues to be amazing and it always seems to be there to lift everyone back up when they need it the most. EPISODE #79 of Random Old Records Podcast is here to start off the new year right with an hour of that sweet, sweet musical nectar!

Loveland, Ohio-based Colemine Records was the hands-down label of the year, putting out a steady string of soulful and thoughtful LPs and 45s. So, it makes sense to feature a stack of jams from their catalog, including the Harlem Gospel Travelers, Thee Sinseers, and Black Pumas. Vivian Girls came back after a long absence with an incredible new album, and you will also hear the crucial "I'm Far Away" on this episode (plus more in the future, it's REALLY good). In between, there are a bunch of new and old jams from Opal, Possible Humans, Chromatics, Death and Vanilla, plus so much more. You might have also noticed that a bunch of older episodes have been added to the feed, and more are on the way, so stay tuned for more vintage shows and great new stuff in 2020!

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Random Old Records Podcast #79
Released 01/02/20
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1. Nico Collins and the Soul Chance - "Give Love A Try"
(Give Love A Try 7", Colemine 2018)
2. John Williams - "Can't Find The Time For Anything Now"
(Come Join My Orchestra, Grapefruit 2018)
3. The Shape Of The Rain - "Hello 503"
(The Shape Of The Rain, Background 2001)
4. The Harlem Gospel Travelers - "Motherless Child"
(He's On Time, Colemine 2019)
--Wild in the streets!
5. Thee Sinseers - "It Was Only A Dream"
(It Was Only A Dream 7", Colemine 2019)
6. The Elements - "Hey Lady"
(Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label, Numero Group 2018)
7. Robert Moore - "Just Can't Help Myself"
(Eccentric Soul: The Saadia Label, Numero Group 2017)
8. Black Pumas - "Fire"
(Black Pumas, ATO 2019)
9. Hope Sandoval and Mercury Rev - "Big Boss Man"
(The Delta Sweete Revisited, Partisan 2019)
--Grizzly!
10. Chromatics - "Move A Mountain"
(Closer To Grey, Italians Do It Better 2019)
11. Purple Pilgrims - "I'm Not Saying"
(Perfumed Earth, Flying Nun 2009)
12. Opal - "Happy Nightmare Baby"
(Happy Nightmare Baby, SST 1987)
13. Death and Vanilla - "Vespertine"
(Are You A Dreamer?, Fire 2019)
--The miracle of birth!
14. Soda Shop - "Fool's Paradise"
(Soda Shop, Velvet Blue 2015)
15. Vivian Girls - "I'm Far Away"
(Memory, Polyvinyl 2019)
16. Primo - "Closed Tomorrow"
(Amici, Upset The Rhythm 2018)
17. Possible Humans - "Absent Swimmer"
(Everybody Split, Trouble In Mind 2019)




12/10/2019

Random Old Records Podcast #78

2019 is nearly over, and I don't feel like doing a best of the year playlist, so I figured the next best thing to do would be to go back in time! EPISODE #78 is the annual 5/10/15/20 episode of Random Old Records, which surveys the best or most interesting music from 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago.

1999 features emo and pop punk from Saves The Day, American Football, and the Get Up Kids, while 2004 brings indie anthems from Aloha and Panthers. Going back 10 years to 2009, you'll hear classic garage pop from Grass Widow, Strange Boys, and King Automatic, and 2014 finishes things up with dreamy psych by The Paperhead and the Allah-Las. 2020 will bring more brand new jams to Random Old Records, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy the retro ride!

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Random Old Records Podcast #78
Released 12/10/19
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1. At The Drive In - "Proxima Centauri"
(Vaya, Fearless 1999)
2. Saves The Day - "You Vandal"
(Through Being Cool, Vagrant 1999)
3. Get Up Kids - "Ten Minutes"
(Something To Write Home About, Vagrant 1999)
4. American Football - "I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional"
(American Football, Polyvinyl 1999)
5. Guided By Voices - "Dragons Awake"
(Do The Collapse, TVT 1999)
--2004: Martha goes to jail!
6. Mary Lou Lord - "The Wind Blew All Around Me"
(Baby Blue, Rubric 2004)
7. Aloha - "Summer Away"
(Here Comes Everyone, Polyvinyl 2004)
8. Panthers - "Theory Is Famous"
(Things Are Strange, Vice 2004)
9. The Hold Steady - "Barfruit Blues"
(Almost Killed Me, Frenchkiss 2004)
--2009: The falcon takes to the air!
10. Hunx And His Punx - "Teardrops On My Telephone"
(Gay Singles, True Panther 2009)
11. The Strange Boys - "Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up"
(The Strange Boys And Girls Club, In The Red 2009)
12. Shannon And The Clams - "You Can Come Over"
(I Wanna Go Home, 1234 Go 2009)
13. Grass Widow - "Lulu's Lips"
(Grass Widow, Captured Tracks 2009)
14. King Automatic - "In The Blue Corner"
(In The Blue Corner, Voodoo Rhythm 2009)
--2014: A six car pileup!
15. Doug Tuttle - "Forget The Days"
(Doug Tuttle, Trouble In Mind 2014)
16. Allah-Las - "Recurring"
(Worship The Sun, Mexican Summer 2014)
17. The Paperhead - "Old Fashioned Kind"
(Africa Avenue, Trouble In Mind 2014)
18. The Yolks - "True Love"
(Kings Of Awesome, Randy 2014)
19. Sonic Chicken 4 - "Midnight Girl"
(Sonic Chicken 4, Dusty Medical/Bachelor 2014)