10/21/2018

Random Old Records Podcast #69

Hey folks! Another month has gone by and it's time for a brand new hour of Random Old Records! EPISODE #69 features 28 massive tracks of new and old punk, rock, and punk rock. There's so much good stuff I can't talk about it all, but let's give it a shot, OK?

All of the aggression is front-loaded, kicking off the episode with some hardcore thrash classics by Agnostic Front and Murphy's Law, new-school viciousness from Arms Race and Night Prowler, archival rarities from Crucial Change and The Presence, and recent death-rock by Blank Spell and Screature. The show then winds its way through off-kilter post-punk (Terry, Table Sugar, Collate) and jangle-punk (Primo, Smoking Trees, Ethers), before finishing up with anthemic pop-punk (Martha, Remember Sports). If you like upbeat tunes, this is your episode! 

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to Random Old Records via iTunesGoogle Play, or RSS. If you like the show, please rate it and write a review! More classic episodes from the past ten years are being added to the feed as well, so check those out as well. You can also go the traditional route and stream or download the new episode below. Watch this space in about a month for the next episode of Random Old Records. As always, thanks for listening!




Random Old Records Podcast #69
Released 10/21/18
DOWNLOAD HERE (Right-Click, "Save As")
1. Agnostic Front - "Victim In Pain"
(Victim In Pain, Rat Cage 1984)
2. Arms Race - "24 Hours"
(The Beast 7", La Vida Es Un Mus 2018)
3. Night Prowler - "World Of Abuse"
(Crucible Of Power, Kram 2018)
4. Murphy's Law - "Care Bear"
(Murphy's Law, Profile 1986)
5. Big Boys - "Advice"
(Where's My Towel/Industry Standard, Wasted Talent 1981)
6. The Presence - "Disease"
(Bloodstains Across Canada, Bloodstains 2015)
7. Crucial Change - "Running Scared"
(I've Got The Bible Belt Around My Throat, Foreign Legion 2018)
8. Blank Spell - "Untouchable World"
(Miasma, World Gone Mad 2017)
9. Screature - "Metapsychosis"
(Old Hand New Wave, Ethel Scull 2018)
--Yellow Hair Part 1!
10. Milk Lines - "Can I Stand In Your Sun"
(Ceramic, In The Red 2015)
11. The Cowboys - "I Hope She's OK"
(The Cowboys, Hozac 2017)
12. UV-TV - "Lilith"
(Glass, Deranged 2017)
13. Cruddy – "Burn It Down"
(Negative World, 12XU 2008)
14. Pineapple RnR - "Rain Cage"
(Pineapple Rik N Roll 7", Lumpy 2018)
15. Table Sugar - "No Es Nada (Version 3)"
(Collected Acknowledgements, Stucco 2018)
16. Collate - "Occurrences"
(Liminal Concerns, Collate 2018)
--Yellow Hair Part 2!
17. Terry - "The Whip"
(I'm Terry, Upset The Rhythm 2018)
18. Primitive Parts - "Signal"
(Parts Primitive, Trouble In Mind 2015)
19. Primo - "Bronte Blues"
(Amici, Upset The Rhythm 2018)
20. The Smoking Trees - "It's Up To You"
(The Archer And The Bull, Burger 2016)
21. Ethers - "Carry What You Kill"
(Ethers, Trouble In Mind 2018)
22. Mazes - "Cenetaph"
(A Thousand Heys, Fat Cat 2011)
--Yellow Hair Part 3!
23. The Love-Birds - "December (Get To You)"
(In The Lover's Corner, Trouble In Mind 2018)
24. Bruiser Queen - "Have Fun"
(Heavy High, Certified PR 2017)
25. Proud Parents - "Hypnotoad"
(Proud Parents, Dirtnap 2018)
26. Swearin' - "Margaret"
(Fall Into The Sun, Merge 2018)
27. Remember Sports - "Calling Out"
(Slow Buzz, Father/Daughter 2018)
28. Martha - "Ice Cream And Sunscreen"
(Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart, Dirtnap 2016)




9/23/2018

Random Old Records Podcast #68

I can't believe another year has gone by, but it's time for the annual 5/10/15/20 edition of Random Old Records! EPISODE #68 features a collection of tracks from the years 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013, along with some vintage news reports about the headlines of the day. Get into your time machine and jet back to the past!

In 1998, The Jesus & Mary Chain came back after a few years out of the spotlight, the Jesus Lizard released their final albums, and bands like American Steel and Murder City Devils broke out huge. By 2003, post-hardcore dominated the zeitgeist, with the Blood Brothers, Cursive making their definitive LPs. In 2008, the garage rock underground exploded with classic releases by Nobunny and the Ettes, while punk rock ruled the day in 2013. Check out this episode for a dose of nuclear-powered nostalgia!

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Random Old Records Podcast #68
Released 09/23/18
DOWNLOAD HERE (Right-Click, "Save As")

1. The Jesus & Mary Chain - "I Love Rock 'N' Roll"
(Munki, Sub Pop 1998)
2. Braid - "Killing A Camera"
(Frame And Canvas, Polyvinyl 1998)
3. Snuff - "Iyehf Taidu Leikh"
(Tweet Tweet My Lovely, Fat Wreck Chords 1998)
4. American Steel - "Rogue's March"
(Rogue's March, Lookout 1998)
5. Murder City Devils - "Johnny Thunders"
(Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts, Sub Pop 1998)
6. Jesus Lizard - "Cold Water"
(Blue, Capitol 1998)
--2003: The big blackout!
7. Pernice Brothers - "The Weakest Shade Of Blue"
(Yours, Mine, and Ours, Ashmont 2003)
8. The Weakerthans - "Reconstruction Site"
(Reconstruction Site, Epitaph 2003)
9. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Dark Wave"
(Pig Lib, Matador 2003)
10. Cursive - "Art Is Hard"
(The Ugly Organ, Saddle Creek 2003)
11. Blood Brothers - "Ambulance Vs. Ambulance"
(Burn Piano Island Burn, ArtistDirect 2003)
--2008: The banks collapse!
12. The Resonars - "No Dark Clouds Float By"
(That Evil Drone, Burger 2008)
13. The Ettes – "Crown Of Age"
(Look At Life Again Soon, Take Root 2008)
14. Be Your Own Pet - "Bitches Leave"
(Get Awkward, XL 2008)
15. Jay Reatard - "Screaming Hand"
(Matador Singles '08, Matador 2008)
16. Nobunny - "Boneyard"
(Love Visions, Bubbledumb 2008)
17. Wax Museums - "Dirty Dishes"
(Wax Museums, Douchemaster 2008)
18. The Okmoniks - "Teenage Timebomb"
(Party Fever, Slovenly 2008)
--2013: Reese loses it!
19. Upset - "Back To School"
(She's Gone, Don Giovanni 2013)
20. First Base - "Hard To Read"
(First Base, Hozac 2013)
21. Shannon And The Clams - "Bed Rock"
(Dreams In The Rat House, Hardly Art 2013)
22. First Base - "Hard To Read"
(First Base, Hozac 2013)
23. Ausmuteants - "Kicked In The Head By A Horse"
(Amusements, Goner 2013)
24. Life Stinks - "Shadow On The Wall"
(Life Stinks, SS 2013)



8/23/2018

Random Old Records Podcast #67

Sometimes Random Old Records takes a lot of work to put together, but this one fell together smooth and easy. I guess it makes sense that the general vibe of EPISODE #67 is nice and laid back as well, coasting on twanging guitars, harmonies both cheesy and transcendent, pounding pianos, burbling electric organs, lots of woah oh's, shout-outs to comic book characters, and real-deal emotions.

That's just a long-winded way to say that you will hear classic pub rock from Brinsley Schwarz and Eggs Over Easy, new excitement from Greg Ashley, The Golden Boys, and Lavender Flu, and a cherry-picked selection of raw and rare private-press soul and psychedelic rock from some amazing compilations. Tune out of the insanity of the world for an hour and dive into some adventurous and soothing jams!

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to Random Old Records via iTunesGoogle Play, or RSS. If you like the show, please rate it and write a review! More classic episodes from the past ten years are being added to the feed as well, so check those out as well. You can also go the traditional route and stream or download the new episode below. On the horizon is the yearly 5/10/15/20 episode featuring classic tracks from the past, along with an episode of fresh recent punk and garage rock. As always, thanks for listening!




Random Old Records Podcast #67
Released 08/23/18
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1. Soledad Brothers - "Michigan Line"
(Steal Your Soul And Dare Your Spirit To Move, Estrus 2002)
2. The Lemon Twigs - "Why Didn't You Say That"
(Brothers Of Destruction, 4AD 2017)
3. Eggs Over Easy - "Henry Morgan"
(Good N' Cheap, A&M 1972)
4. Greg Ashley - "The Thick Red Line"
(Fiction Is Non-Fiction 7", Dusty Medical 2018)
5. The Golden Boys - "Cincinnati"
(Better Than Good Times, 12XU 2017)
--out in the world!
6. Roland Eaton - "Hippie From The Hills"
(Stax Country, Craft Recordings 2017)
7. The City - "Paradise Alley"
(Now That Everything's Been Said, Ode 1968)
8. Bonny Doon - "Try To Be"
(Longwave, Woodsist 2018)
9. Promised Land Sound - "Otherworldly Pleasures"
(For Use And Delight, Paradise Of Bachelors 2015)
10. The Lavender Flu - "Ceiling Of Skin"
(Mow The Glass, In The Red 2018)
--no credit!
11. Brinsley Schwarz - "Range War"
(Silver Pistol, United Artists 1972)
12. Nick Garrie - "Stephanie City"
(The Nightmare Of JB Stanislas, Disc AZ, 1968)
13. The Fifth Avenue Band – "One Way Or Another"
(The Fifth Avenue Band, Reprise 1969)
14. The Tydes - "Say Boy"
(Bob Holmes' Nashville Soul, Kent 2017)
15. Scott Three - "Runnin' Wild (Ain't Gonna Help You)"
(Afterschool Special: The 123s Of Kid Soul, Numero Group 2016)
16. Brand New Faces - "I Don't Wanna Cry"
(South Side Story Vol. 23, Numero Group 2014)
--Be a care more person!
17. Bernie Hayes - "Cool Strut Pt. 1"
(Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side Of Stax 1968-1974, Light In The Attic 2012)
18. Bobby Stroup - "Wait For Me"
(Praise Poems, Tramp 2015)
19. Tom Hartman - "Sunshine Woman"
(Bonehead Crushers Volume 2, Belter 2012)
20. Bulbous Creation - "End Of The Page"
(Local Customs: Cavern Sound, Numero Group 2012)



7/22/2018

Random Old Records Podcast #66

2018 is rolling on, and Random Old Records podcast is back! EPISODE #66 is a set of tracks for this hot and uncomfortable summer. Whether you're sweating it out in the streets or hibernating under a pile of blankets in your sweet, sweet air conditioned room, there's a little something for everyone to enjoy.

The past year or so has brought an amazing wave of angry, confrontational hardcore and punk rock, and the first quarter of the show highlights some ferocious tracks from Exotica, Patsy, Kaleidoscope, and Gen Pop. The crucial UK label La Vida Es Un Mus features heavily in this set; every release they put out is worth a listen. From there, the podcast takes a dreamier turn, with folky psych-rock from Heron Oblivion and Dana Gillespie, rootsy pop from Del Shannon, The Paperhead, and Shannon Shaw, and even a little moody synth from Rizzo and Century Palm. In between tracks, you will hear snippets from the wild 1985 Canadian psychic horror movie Eternal Evil. Go ahead, leave your body!

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to Random Old Records via iTunes, Google Play, or RSS. If you like the show, please rate it and write a review! You can also go the traditional route and stream or download the episode below. Come back in about a month for episode #67, which will go even deeper down the rabbit hole of southern twang and low-key guitar heroics As always, thanks for listening!




Random Old Records Podcast #66
Released 07/22/18
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1. Runt - "Positions Of Power"
(Positions Of Power, La Vida Es Un Mus 2018)
2. Exotica - "Ser Nada"
(Musique Exotique #2, La Vida Es Un Mus 2017)
3. Gumming - "Indrid Cold"
(Human Values, Not Normal 2018)
4. Gen Pop - "No Change"
(II 7", Feel It 2018)
5. Vanilla Poppers - "Footsteps"
(Vanilla Poppers, Lumpy 2017)
6. Patsy - "Society Ape"
(LA Women, La Vida Es Un Mus 2017)
7. Prom Nite - "Living For The Weekend"
(Dancing To This Beat, Barfbag 2017)
8. Kaleidoscope - "Memory Failure"
(2017 7", D4MT Labs 2018)
9. Lithics - "Home"
(Mating Surfaces, Kill Rock Stars 2018)
10. Flasher - "Who's Got Time"
(Constant Image, Domino 2018)
--Eternal Evil (1985) Part 1!
11. Broken Water - "High-Lo"
(Wrought, Night People 2016)
12. Heron Oblivion - "Sudden Lament"
(Heron Oblivion, Sub Pop 2016)
13. Dana Gillespie – "Foolish Seasons"
(Foolish Seasons, London 1968)
14. Condello - "Oh No"
(Phase 1, Scepter 1968)
--Eternal Evil (1985) Part 2!
15. Rizzo - "I Don't Care"
(Public Animal, No Fun 1980)
16. Century Palm - "King Of John St."
(Meet You, Deranged 2017)
17. Ryley Walker - "Opposite Middle"
(Deafman Glance, Dead Oceans 2018)
18. The Paperhead - "Over And Over"
(Chew, Trouble In Mind 2017)
--Eternal Evil (1985) Part 3!
19. Judy Bramlett - "Deja Vu"
(Feeling High: The Psychedelic Sound Of Memphis, Big Beat 2012)
20. Del Shannon - "Gemini"
(The Further Adventures Of Charles Westover, Liberty 1968)
21. Shannon Shaw - "Make Believe"
(Shannon In Nashville, Easy Eye 2018)
22. Doug Tuttle - "Painted Eye"
(It Calls On Me, Trouble In Mind 2016)
23. The Academy - "Munching The Candy"
(Pop-Lore According To The Academy, Morgan Blue Town 1969)





5/31/2018

Random Old Records Podcast #65

I tried coming up with some kind of theme to EPISODE #65 of Random Old Records, but had the hardest time. 18 out of the 20 tracks included here feature a female vocalist, but it's not any kind of feminist statement. It jumps across genres. There's punk and reggae but not at the same time. There's great love songs, great rage songs, and a couple where I have no idea what they are about. It's music for singing and swaying and dancing.

The early-going is dominated by British music from the late 80s, thanks to the incredible recent C87 and C88 box sets from Cherry Red that document those years in UK indie history. There's been so many great CD-only releases lately that I have started buying them regularly again. You'll also hear  new tracks from second-generation reggae rocker Hollie Cook, NYC poppers The Shacks, and Canadian no-wave dynamos Ruby Karinto. Their self-titled debut LP on HoZac is an early frontrunner for album of the year!

Loveland, Ohio's own Colemine Records is also highlighted, via a track from their February reissue of Gloria Barnes' rare deep-soul classic Uptown, and a recent moody soul cut from The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn, NY. The episode then finishes up with some new and old post-punk bashers from Aquarium, Grass Widow, Pill, the World, and so much more!

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Random Old Records Podcast #65
Released 05/31/18
DOWNLOAD HERE (Right-Click, "Save As")

1. The Wake - "Crush The Flowers (Demo)"
(C88, Cherry Red 2017)
2. The Heart Throbs - "Too Many Shadows"
(C88, Cherry Red 2017)
3. Tacocat - "I Hate The Weekend"
(Lost Time, Hardly Art 2016)
4. Swearin' - "Shrinking Violet"
(Swearin', Salinas 2012)
5. The Primitives - "We Found A Way To The Sun"
(C87, Cherry Red 2016)
--The light at the edge of the world!
6. Hollie Cook - "Together"
(Vessel Of Love, Merge 2018)
7. Jennifer Lara - "Rocking Tonight"
(Studio One Presents Jennifer Lara, Studio One 1981)
8. The Shacks - "So Good"
(Haze, Big Crown 2018)
9. Gloria Barnes - "Home"
(Uptown, Maple 1971)
10. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn N.Y. - "Live On"
(My God Has A Telephone 7", Colemine 2017)
--Rod Serling speaks!
11. Minor Victories - "Cogs"
(Minor Victories, Fat Possum 2016)
12. The Green Child - "Her Majesty II"
(The Green Child, Upset The Rhythm 2018)
13. Cate Le Bon - "I'm A Dirty Attic"
(Crab Day, Drag City 2016)
14. Exploded View - "Stand Your Ground"
(Exploded View, Sacred Bones 2016)
--Invisible radio sky!
15. Grass Widow - "Disappearing Industries"
(Internal Logic, HLR 2012)
16. Aquarium - "Hospital"
(Aquarium, Lumpy 2018)
17. Domestic Bliss - "Domestic Bliss"
(Messthetics #103, Hyped To Death 2007)
18. Pill - "Fetish Queen"
(Convenience, Mexican Summer 2016)
19. The World - "Cool"
(First World Record, Lumpy 2017)
20. Ruby Karinto - "No Manchester"
(Ruby Karinto, Hozac 2018)


4/12/2018

Random Old Records Podcast #64

I didn't put out a podcast in March, since this one ended up being an absolute MONSTER to put together. Back in Summer of 2016, I did an episode where every song came from my personal collection of 7" singles. That one was so much fun, and I've picked up a bunch of new 45s in the past two years, so why not do it again? EPISODE #64 of Random Old Records contains a whopping 26 new and old jams ranging from stone-cold punk rock classics to the freshest wax of 2018.

You will hear a healthy assortment of tracks from Total Punk Records, perhaps the best label currently releasing 45s on a regular basis, including the likes of Lysol, Rik & The Pigs, and Patsy, along with the always reliable Hozac Records, home to Surfbort and Mil Mascaras. In between, there are rippers by ISS, The Number Ones, Buzzcocks, JJ Doll, Good Throb, Terry, Parnsip, and a whole lot more. Also, dig those vintage commercials!

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to Random Old Records via iTunes, Google Play, or RSS. If you like the show, please rate it and write a review! You can also go the traditional route and stream or download the episode below. I should be back to a regular schedule in May, with no theme other than great music with no algorithms involved. As always, thanks for listening!



Random Old Records Podcast #64
Released 02/20/2018
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1. The Ruts - "Babylon's Burning"
(Side A, Virgin VS 271 1979)
2. The Number Ones - "Lie To Me"
(Side A, Sorry State SSR-91 2018)
3. Buzzcocks - "Time's Up"
(Side A, New Hormones ORG-1 1977)
4. Lowlife - "Leaders"
(Side A, Hozac HZR-194 2017)
5. Dangus Tarkus - "Blood And Wires"
(Side B, Lumpy #60 2016)
6. Perverts Again - "My Embarrassment"
(Side B, Total Punk TPR-50 2017)
-- More than half a football field!
7. JJ Doll - "You Come First"
(Side A, Katorga Works KW-046 2016)
8. Patsy - "Tuley Tude High"
(Side A, Total Punk TPR-36 2015)
9. Surfbort - "Back To Reaction"
(Side A, Hozac HZR-195 2017)
10. Lemonade - "Xtabay"
(Side A, Thrilling Living TSF-002 2017)
11. Good Throb - "Welcome Break"
(Side B, La Vida Es Un Mus MUS109 2016)
12. Fried Egg - "Teeth"
(Side A, Beach Impediment BIR-026 2017)
13. Lysol - "Knucklehead"
(Side B, Total Punk TPR-45 2016)
14. S-21 - "Power Abuse"
(Side B, World Gone Mad WGM-009 2017)
--Vacuum the world!
15. ISS - "I Wanna Be Dated"
(Side A, Sorry State SSR-90 2018)
16. GG King - "Another Dimension"
(Side A, SOD-27 Scavenger Of Death 2017)
17. Mordecai - "What Is Art"
(Side A, Sophomore Lounge SL 085 2017)
18. The Suburban Homes - "Unemployed"
(Side A, Total Punk TPR-55 2017)
19. Mil Mascaras - "Fuzz"
(Side A, Hozac HZR-124 2012)
20. Thee Headcoatees - "Park It Up Your Arse"
(Side B, Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI 332 1995)
--Grab some Garth today!
21. Best Coast - "In My Room"
(Side A, Group Tightener GT01 2009)
22. Southern Comfort - "Me & My Baby"
(Side B, Hozac HZR-149 2014)
23. Terry - "Lino Deen"
(Side B, Aarght! AARGHT036 2016)
24. Parsnip - "Seeing Red"
(Side B, Anti Fade ANT 040 2017)
25. Jeffrey Novak - "Home Sweet Home"
(Side A, Shattered SR 201 2009)
26. Rik & The Pigs - "Don't Tell On Me"
(Side A, Total Punk TPR-44 2016)



2/20/2018

Random Old Records Podcast #63

It's February 2018 and Valentine's Day was last week. Since love is still in the air and because everybody's got problems in this world, EPISODE #63 of Random Old Records is taking on the twin themes of love and dread. Check out an hour's worth of jams that are hand-picked by a real person, not an algorithm!

Starting off with some classic romantic tunes from Carl Carlton and the Chi-Lites, the episode moves through more love-themed soul classics and a few recent highlights from the Stones Throw label, then drops in some tense indie jangle from The Popguns and brooding rock from Northern Kentucky masters The Light Wires before finishing up with a stack of new post-punk and goth atmospheres. UK rockers Shame are one of the best bands I've heard in awhile, so please do check out their debut LP, Songs Of Praise.

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to Random Old Records via iTunes, Google Play, or RSS. If you like the show, please rate it and write a review! You can also go the traditional route and stream or download the episode below. Be sure to come back here in about a month for episode #64! The theme will be a selection of 7" singles from my collection. Thanks to everyone who voted in the Twitter poll, and as always, thanks for listening!



Random Old Records Podcast #63
Released 02/20/2018
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1. Carl Carlton - "You Can't Stop A Man In Love"
(You Can't Stop A Man In Love, Back Beat 1973)
2. The Chi-Lites - "I Want To Pay You Back (For Loving Me)"
(Give More Power To The People, Brunswick 1971)
3. Odyssey - "Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love"
(Odyssey, MoWest 1972)
4. Tuxedo - "Back In Town"
(Tuxedo II, Stones Throw 2017)
--Wavelength!
5. The O'Neal Twins - "Wake Up Everybody"
(Christians Catch Hell: Gospel Roots 1976-79, Honest Jon's 2015)
6. Donny Hathaway - "Je Vous Aime (I Love You)"
(Everything Is Everything, Atco 1970)
7. Mighty Duke - "Be Yourself"
(Tropical Disco Hustle, Cultures Of Soul 2014)
8. Silk Rhodes - "Realtime"
(Silk Rhodes, Stones Throw 2014)
--Fluffo!
9. Ormandy - "Good Day"
(Michigan Brand Nuggets, Belvedere 1996)
10. The Popguns - "Where Do You Go (Flexi Version)"
(C88, Cherry Red 2017)
11. The Light Wires - "The Hum Of Black Machines"
(The Light Wires/The Invisible Hand, SofaBurn 2017)
12. Dark Blue - "Never Wanted To Hurt You"
(Start Of The World, 12XU 2016)
--The redeemer!
13. Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Spellbound"
(Juju, PVC 1981)
14. Rakta - "Atrativos Da Mentira"
(Oculto Pelos Seres 7", Iron Lung 2017)
15. Skeletal Family - "Promised Land"
(Killed By Deathrock Vol. 2, Sacred Bones 2016)
16. Feature - "Reeling"
(Banishing Ritual, Upset The Rhythm 2017)
17. Shame - "Lampoon"
(Songs Of Praise, Dead Oceans 2018)



1/15/2018

Random Old Records Podcast #62

Happy new year, Random Old Records Podcast is back! EPISODE #62 kicks off 2018 with nineteen fresh jams that sound like tires on the road, wings in the air, feet on the ground, and fire in the hills. If your new year's resolution was to check out some new music, well here's your opportunity!

The first set of tracks has a distinct, down-low country-rock feel, with rare tracks by Morning and Bernie Schwartz, and the classic 1959 prison-break stomper "Run" by Stonewall Jackson. You'll then hear a fiery track from Greg Ashley's 2017 record Pictures Of Saint Paul Street, some rare '60s garage by Art Guy from Rhino's under-the-radar new compilation of West Coast Nuggets, more new jams from Widowspeak, Lower Plenty, and James Elkington, plus a whole lot more!

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to Random Old Records via iTunes, Google Play, or RSS. If you like the show, please rate it and write a review! You can also go the traditional route and stream or download the episode below. As always, thanks for listening! We'll be back in 2018!



Random Old Records Podcast #62
Released 01/15/2018
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1. Little Feat - "Easy To Slip"
(Sailin' Shoes, Warner Bros 1971)
2. The Dillards - "Nobody Knows"
(Wheatstraw Suite, Elektra 1968)
3. Morning - "Tell Me A Story"
(Morning, Vault 1970)
4. Bernie Schwartz - "Think It's Gonna Rain Today"
(The Wheel, Coburt 1970)
5. Stonewall Jackson - "Run"
(The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music 1956-1972, Omni 2016)
--It's Polavision!
6. Greg Ashley - "Goodbye Saint Paul Street"
(Pictures Of Saint Paul Street, Trouble In Mind 2017)
7. Dick Campbell - "The People Planners"
(It's Zimmerman's World, Pet 2013)
8. Art Guy - "Where You Wanna Go"
(Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets, Rhino 2017)
9. Link Cromwell - "Crazy Like A Fox"
(Ork Records: New York, New York, Numero 2015)
10. Fabienne Delsol - "I'm Gonna Catch Me A Rat"
(Between You And Me, Damaged Goods 2007)
--Psychic friends!
11. Drugdealer - "The End Of Comedy"
(The End Of Comedy, Weird World 2016)
12. John Andrews & The Yawns - "Drivers"
(Bad Posture, Woodsist 2017)
13. Tidewater - "Wild Horse Plains"
(Follow The Sun, Anthology 2017)
14. Widowspeak - "Dog"
(Expect The Best, Captured Tracks 2017)
--Stereos, stereos, stereos!
15. Lower Plenty - "So It Goes"
(Sister Sister, Bedroom Suck 2016)
16. James Elkington - "Grief Is Not Coming"
(Wintres Woma, Paradise Of Bachelors 2017)
17. The Lentils - "Brattleboro Is Flooding"
(Brattleboro Is Flooding, Feeding Tube 2015)
18. The Three O'Clock - "Fall To The Ground"
(Sixteen Tambourines, Frontier 1983)
19. The Wallabys - "Feeling High"
(Feeling High: The Psychedelic Sound Of Memphis, Big Beat 2012)



12/17/2017

Random Old Records Podcast #61

In what is now a yearly tradition, EPISODE #61 of Random Old Records is a special 5/10/15/20 edition. For a little over an hour, I jump into the time machine and travel back to 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012 to take a look around and sample the top jams of those particular years!

This time, I start off in 1997 with the stone-cold classic title track from Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out LP. Then, you'll hear a selection of 97's finest pop-punk and emo from the Get Up Kids and Promise Ring. Zipping right along to 2002, there's ripping punk from the Buff Medways and Idlewild, then a jump into 2007 for some rough and raw garage rock from The Ponys, Willowz, and Blitzen Trapper, before ending up in 2012 with Best Coast and Gentleman Jesse. Has it really been five years already since the last Gentleman Jesse record? That's too long, for sure.

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Random Old Records Podcast #61
Released 12/11/2017
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1. Sleater-Kinney - "Dig Me Out"
(Dig Me Out, Kill Rock Stars 1997)
2. Get Up Kids - "Last Place You Look"
(Four Minute Mile, Doghouse 1997)
3. Lifetime - "Hey Catrine"
(Jersey's Best Dancers, Jade Tree 1997)
4. The Promise Ring - "Red & Blue Jeans"
(Nothing Feels Good, Jade Tree 1997)
5. Smoking Popes - "I Was Right"
(Destination Failure, Capitol 1997)
--2002: K-Mart files for bankruptcy!
6. The Buff Medways - "Troubled Mind"
(Steady The Buffs, Transcopic 2002)
7. Idlewild - "A Modern Way Of Letting Go"
(The Remote Part, Capitol 2002)
8. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - "Relative Ways"
(Source Tags & Codes, Interscope 2002)
9. The Party Of Helicopters - "Radio"
(Boss Hog, Troubleman Unlimited 2002)
--2007: The first iPhone!
10. Voxtrot - "Kid Gloves"
(Voxtrot, Playlouder 2007)
11. The Willowz - "Waiting To Fall"
(Chautauqua, Dim Mak 2007)
12. Blitzen Trapper - "Wild Mountain Nation"
(Wild Mountain Nation, Lidkercow 2007)
13. The Ponys - "Turn The Lights Out"
(Turn The Lights Out, Matador 2007)
14. The Chinese Stars - "All My Friends Are Getting High"
(Listen To Your Left Brain, Skin Graft 2007)
--2012: The end of the Mayan calendar!
15. Best Coast - "The Only Place"
(The Only Place, Mexican Summer 2012)
16. The Sugar Stems - "Like I Do"
(Like I Do 7", Certified PR 2012)
17. Pop Zeus - "Memory Hangs"
(Pop Zeus, Burger 2012)
18. The White Wires - "Everywhere You Were"
(WWIII, Dirtnap 2012)
19. Gentleman Jesse - "We Gotta Get Out Of Here"
(Leaving Atlanta, Douchemaster 2012)


11/16/2017

Random Old Records Podcast #60

I was spending a frenzied night at home getting this episode ready and while I was uploading it, a thought came into my head: November 2017 marks the NINTH year of Random Old Records Podcast. Sure, I've taken a few months or even years off at times, but this show remains my favorite hobby in the world. A lot has happened in that time, but I still love finding amazing jams and cutting them together into hourish-long podcasts. Hope you have as much fun listening to them as I do making them!

There isn't really a theme to EPISODE #60, except for a focus on newer music. It starts off with an anthem from Montana rockers Mordecai and a tense jangle bomb from Oakland's Rays, then features some non-one-word named bands like Erase Errata (PLEASE check out their reunion record from 2015) and Uranium Club, new tracks from shoegaze legends Lush and Slowdive, and a final section with classic 90s indie pop like World Of Pooh (also PLEASE check out the new reissue of their super-rare LP The Land Of Thirst, it is incredible) and The Spinanes.

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Random Old Records Podcast #60
Released 11/16/2017
DOWNLOAD HERE (Right-Click, "Save As")
1. Mordecai - "In A Hole"
(Abstract Recipe, Richie 2017)
2. Rays - "Theatre Of Lunacy"
(Rays, Trouble In Mind 2017)
3. Knife Pleats - "Things I Hold"
(Hat Bark Beach, Jigsaw 2015)
4. School Damage - "Particles"
(School Damage, Chapter Music 2017)
5. Bent - "Bless You"
(Mattress Springs 7", Emotional Response 2017)
6. Erase Errata - "Watch Your Language"
(Lost Weekend, Under The Sun 2015)
--Colonizing Mars!
7. Ausmuteants - "New Planet"
(Band Of The Future, Aarght 2016)
8. Uranium Club - "That Clown's Got A Gun"
(All Of Them Naturals, Fashionable Idiots 2017)
9. Savoy Motel - "Western Version Boogie"
(Savoy Motel, What's Your Rupture 2016)
10. Boss Hog - "White Sand"
(Boss Hog, DGC 1995)
11. Thee Oh Sees - "At The End, On The Stairs"
(An Odd Entrances, Castle Face 2016)
--Problems with the mail!
12. Lush - "Out Of Control"
(Blind Spot, Edamame 2016)
13. Slowdive - "No Longer Making Time"
(Slowdive, Dead Oceans 2017)
14. Molly Nilsson - "Money Never Dreams"
(Imaginations, Night School 2017)
15. Cold Beat - "62 Moons"
(Chaos By Invitation, Crime On The Moon 2017)
--Thank you!
16. Jeannie Pearl - "Maybe In Another Year"
(Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies From The Canyon, Numero Group 2017)
17. World Of Pooh - "Someone Wants You Dead"
(GHM 7", K 1990)
18. The Spinanes - "Valency"
(Strand, Sub Pop 1996)
19. Lois - "Flamer"
(Bet The Sky, K 1995)