11/07/2016

Random Old Records Podcast #56

Hey, folks! There was no episode of Random Old Records in October, truly sorry for the delay! I needed a little extra time to craft the perfect selection of tracks for this one. Episode #56 is a special 5-10-15-20 edition, which opens up the memory banks and goes back in time to the years 2011, 2006, 2001, and 1996. Looking back, none of these years were particularly "great" for music, but each one definitely has their fair share of jams!

In 2011, Thee Oh Sees kicked off a remarkable run of albums with the acid-folk creep of Castlemania. Meanwhile, The Beets delivered their excellent final LP Let The Poison Out before leader Juan Wauters started a solo career. A decade prior, Jersey post-hardcore rockers Rye Coalition unleashed THEIR final LP Curses, which had been in major label limbo for two years prior to release, and further south, Texas punks the Marked Men released their classic Fix My Brain.

2001 was the prime year for emo and post-hardcore, at least in my circle of friends at the time. Bands like Hey Mercedes and Hot Water Music were crafting anthems, while the remnants of Cap'n Jazz were crafting avant-fusion rock with Owls. Finally, the hour wraps up with a bunch of Britpop and indie rock from 1996, when both genres were in slight decline but still pumping out plenty of jams. In between the tracks are some vintage news stories to ramp up the nostalgia and complete the time capsule. Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I had putting it together. As always, thanks for listening, and stay tuned for episode #57 next month!



Random Old Records Podcast #56
Released 08/08/16
DOWNLOAD HERE
1. The Beets - "You Don't Want Kids To Be Dead"
(Let The Poison Out, Hardly Art 2011)
2. Thee Oh Sees - "I Need Seed"
(Castlemania, In The Red 2011)
3. Fungi Girls - "Doldrums"
(Some Easy Magic, Hozac 2011)
4. Cults - "Go Outside"
(Cults, In The Name Of 2011)
--2006: It's these damn gas prices!
5. Rye Coalition - "Pussyfootin'"
(Curses, Gern Blandsten 2006)
6. Damone - "Out Here All Night"
(Out Here All Night, Island 2006)
7. Marked Men - "Fix My Brain"
(Fix My Brain, Swami 2006)
8. The Pipettes - "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me"
(We Are The Pipettes, Memphis Industries 2006)
9. The Long Blondes - "Separated By Motorways"
(Someone To Drive You Home, Rough Trade 2006)
--2001: Cincinnati explodes!
10. Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American"
(Bleed American, Dreamworks 2001)
11. Hot Water Music - "Paper Thin"
(A Flight And A Crash, Epitaph 2001)
12. Hey Mercedes - "Eleven To Your Seven"
(Everynight Fire Works, Vagrant 2001)
13. Rival Schools - "Everything Has Its Point"
(United By Fate, Island 2001)
14. Owls - "Everyone Is My Friend"
(Owls, Jade Tree 2001)
--1996: The Superman Curse!!
15. Howlin' Maggie - "Alcohol"
(Honeysuckle Strange, Columbia 1996)
16. Ocean Colour Scene - "The Day We Caught The Train"
(Moseley Shoals, MCA 1996)
17. The Divine Comedy - "Becoming More Like Alfie"
(Casanova, Setanta 1996)
18. Lush - "Heavenly Nobodies"
(Lovelife, 4AD 1996)
19. Go Sailor - "Fine Day For Sailing"
(Go Sailor, Lookout 1996)


9/18/2016

Random Old Records Podcast #55

I'm few weeks late this time, but hopefully this selection of jams will be worth the wait! September brings the great news that Memphis weirdo blues rockers the Grifters have reissued their classic 1994 LP, Crappin' You Negative. This hot mess of ugly distortion, bent guitar duels, and loose-limbed grooves might be a bit dated, but it still bleeds passion and grit through the speakers like it did back then. I was lucky enough to see them on a reunion tour last year, and the addition of age, wisdom, and increased precision made them even more powerful. Here's tp the hope that they make more music!

Episode #55 of Random Old Records starts off with the Grifters aptly enough, then goes all over the map. You'll hear an absolute jangle-pop earworm from Paperhead bassist Peter Stringer-Hye, a classic Aussie punk jam from Kim Salmon and The Scientists, a brand-new song from Rangers, and a gross, Flipper-lovin' punk plod from Cleveland's Rubber Mate. Finally, in honor of my recent viewing of the Amphetamine Reptile/Tom Hazelmyer documentary The Color Of Noise, you get a ferocious track from Halo Of Flies, and like-minded jams from Laughing Hyenas and Chrome Cranks. As always, thanks for listening! I will be back in a few weeks, closer to a regular schedule I hope, with episode #56. This one will be a special "5-10-15-20" episode where I hop in the time machine to re-visit songs from 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago! 2001 and 1996 were some strange and interesting times, for sure!




Random Old Records #55
Released 09/18/2016

DOWNLOAD HERE
1. Grifters - "Rats"
(Crappin' You Negative, Shangri-La 1994)
2. Archers Of Loaf - "Nevermind The Enemy"
(Vee Vee, Alias 1995)
3. Owls - "The Lion..."
(Two, Jade Tree 2014)
4. Josh Rouse - "Winter In The Hamptons"
(Nashville, Rykodisc 2005)
5. Peter Stringer-Hye - "When My Eyes Are Closed"
(Sunday Girls 7", Trouble In Mind 2016)
6. Canyon - "Ten Good Eyes"
(Empty Rooms, Gern Blandsten 2002)
--Heroes of the B Westerns!
7. The Scientists - "High Noon"
(The Scientists, EMI 1981)
8. Savoy Motel - "Souvenir Shop Rock"
(Hot One 7", Official Memorabilia 2016)
9. Rangers - "Never Again"
(Texas Rock Bottom, self-released 2016)
10. Beef Jerk - "Move Into The Ocean"
(Tragic, Trouble In Mind 2016)
11. Colleen Green - "Between The Lines"
(Colleen Green, Infinity Cat 2016)
12. Kitchen's Floor - "Doomed"
(Battle Of Brisbane, Hozac 1970)
--Regis vs. the punx!
13. Foster Care - "Justify To Me"
(Sterilization, Total Punk 2016)
14. Rubber Mate - "Floor Licker"
(Rub 'Em All 7", Saucepan 2016)
15. Halo Of Flies - "You Get Nothing"
(Music For Insect Minds, Amphetamine Reptile, 1991)
16. Killdozer - "Man Vs. Nature"
(Twelve Point Buck, Touch & Go 1991)
17. Laughing Hyenas - "Kick"
(Life Of Crime, Touch & Go 1989)
18. Chrome Cranks - "Little Johnny Jewel"

(Chrome Cranks 20th Anniversary Edition, Hozac 2015)


8/08/2016

Random Old Records Podcast #54

Another month has passed, and Random Old Records Podcast has returned with another hour's worth of jams! Earlier in the year, I acquired the amazing 3 disc compilation on Cherry Red Records called Dust On The Nettles. This set goes deep into the UK's psychedelic folk scene, from big names like Pentangle, Fairport Convention, and Vashti Bunyan, to complete obscurities. This is a genre I knew very little about, and it totally blew my mind open! Also, my favorite artist of 2015, Ryley Walker, just released his brand new album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, and it is loaded with way out folk explorations as well.

On episode #54, "The Roundabout" by Walker mingles with tracks from Dust On The Nettles, along with other folky favorites from the time period by Ramases and Mike Cooper. You will also hear brand new tracks from old favorites Night Beats and Klaus Johann Grobe, a sizzling jam from Columbus' Counter Intuits (featuring Ron House from Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments!), and more from The Lavender Flu double LP. Whether you love the rays of the August sun, or dream of a dank, air-conditioned pit, or you like long, languid jams, or dig snappy singalongs, there's something for you here. As always, thanks for listening!



Random Old Records Podcast #54
Released 08/08/16
DOWNLOAD HERE
1. Mike Cooper - "That's How"
(Trout Steel, Dawn 1970)
2. Ryley Walker - "The Roundabout"
(Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, Dead Oceans 2016)
3. Cian Nugent - "Shadows"
(Night Fiction, Woodsist 2016)
4. Ramases - "Hello Mister"
(Space Hymns, Vertigo 1971)
--The alternative society!
5. Counter Intuits - "Rubber Gloves"
(Monosyllabilly, Pyramid Scheme 2016)
6. The Lavender Flu - "I Was The Sun/My Time"
(Heavy Air, MEDS 2016)
7. Night Beats - "Sunday Mourning"
(Who Sold My Generation, Heavenly 2016)
8. Klaus Johann Grobe - "Pure Fantasie"
(Spagat Der Liebe, Trouble In Mind 2016)
--More alternative society!
9. Richard & Linda Thompson - "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight"
(I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight, Island 1974)
10. The Owl Service - "The Skater"
(His Pride. No Spear. No Friend., Horn 2016)
11. Pentangle - "Springtime Promises"
(Basket Of Light, Reprise 1969)
12. Heron - "Upon Reflection"
(Heron, Dawn 1970)
13. The Occasional Word - "The Evil Venus Tree"
(The Year Of The Great Leap Sideways, Dandelion 1969)
14. Swanox - "The Whistler"
(Duskrunner, Not Not Fun 2014)




7/11/2016

Random Old Records Podcast #53

Well, I spent a little over a month going through my modest collection of 7" vinyl and have picked out 28 tracks, both A's and B's. Episode #53 of Random Old Records is dedicated to the EP, the single, the 45, the seven inch vinyl record! Though it sometimes sucks to get up and flip a record over every couple of minutes, the 7" is unmatched in its ability to get the heart racing. Like a slap in the face, the best singles make their mark, get in, and get out. You can grab the latest episode HERE.

The singles I pulled for this podcast mostly fall into three main categories. First is a batch of mid-90s era punk rock, from back when the ads in Maximumrocknroll were my primary source of record shopping in my small Ohio town. I used to fold up my lunch money in a piece of paper, mail it across the country, and wait 6-8 weeks for these jams, and I'm not about to launch into a crabby old man bit about how it made me appreciate them more, If I had been offered a Paypal account and tracking numbers back in 1995, I would have snapped them right up!! I still spin the stack of crucial singles from Rip-Off Records (you'll hear a ripper from Teengenerate in this episode) all of the time, along with the singles from Indiana pop-punkers The Beautys and kinda-terrible-but-also-amazing Screeching Weasel-clones Everready.

This isn't a total nostalgia trip though, because ROR #53 is mostly filled with rock n' roll of recent vintage, with a heavy saturation of selections from Florida's incredible Total Punk label. Each release from Total Punk comes in a white paper sleeve with a hand-stamped cover, and presents the best in modern punk rock from the likes of Life Stinks, Midnite Snaxxx, Slugga, and Vatican Dagger. You'll also hear songs from the Lumpy Records stable, another label that specializes in contemporary punk rock with inspired, home-spun sleeve designs. Dig that filthy hardcore blast "Wash Up", by Calgary degenerates Glitter!

Finally, we finish up with some tracks from my favorite flea market finds. Who knew that the B-Side of the bubblegum classic "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" was a lush, harmonized bit of sunshine pop that's at least 78% as good as its more famous flip? In contrast, The Peppermint Trolley Company's heady, psychosis-psych popper "9 O'Clock Business Man" fits perfectly on the B-Side, and it was comped on the first volume of Soft Sounds For Gentle People. I nearly fainted when I found that one! As always, thanks for listening, and if you dig Random Old Records, tell your friends about me! I'll be back in the first week of August with even more jams!



Random Old Records Podcast #53

Released 06/02/16
DOWNLOAD HERE
1. Penetration - "Firing Squad"
(Side A, Virgin VS213, 1978)
2. Midnite Snaxxx - "Pull Down The Shades"
(Side B, Total Punk TPR-28, 2015)
3. Nasty Facts - "Crazy About You"
(Side B, Bush Pig BPR-002, 2015)
4. The Beautys - "Sweetheart Sweetheart"
(Side A, House O' Pain HOP-019, 1997)
5. Kamala & The Karnivores - "Bone Bouquet"
(Side B, Lookout #16, 1989)
6. C.C.T.V. - "Anxiety"
(Side A, Lumpy 9203, 2015)
7. Violence Creeps - "Drop Out"
(Side A, Veecee, 2015)
8. Frau - "EBD"
(Side A, self-released FR01, 2015)
--The ability to change your life!
9. Vanilla Muffins - "Always On The Wrong Side"
(Side A, Black Hole HO-013, 1996)
10. Crown Court - "Jack Jones"
(Side A, Rebellion RR124, 2015)
11. Teengenerate - "Out Of Sight"
(Side A, Rip-Off #008, 1995)
12. Spodie - "17 & Stupid"
(Side A, Cult Of Teen COT #001, 1997)
13. Everready - "Never Walk Away"
(Side A, Campground CR003, 1993)
14. Heavy Times - "Bad Brother"
(Side B, Hozac HZR-180, 2016)
--The local record shop!
15. Electric Eels - "Jaguar Ride"
(Side A, Hozac HZR-145, 2014)
16. Menthol - "Inner Trip"
(Side B, Not Normal NNT#049 3/4, 2016)
17. The Dils - "I Hate The Rich"
(Side A, Superior Viaduct SV080, 2015)
18. Life Stinks - "Sweep It Under The Rug"
(Side B, Total Punk TPR-24, 2014)
19. Glitter - "Wash Up"
(Side A, Lumpy, 2016)
20. Slugga - "Parasite"
(Side A, Total Punk TPR-31, 2015)
21. Vatican Dagger - "The Mess"
(Side B, Total Punk TPR-30, 2015)
22. Urochromes - "Country Joe"
(Side A, Lumpy #52, 2016)
--Memories!
23. The Pacifics - "Say You Love Me"
(Side A, Mistkafer MR-45 02, 2015)
24. The Fresh & Onlys - "Laughter Is Contagious"
(Side , Trouble In Mind TIM003, 2010)
25. The Dentists - "Burning The Thoughts From My Skin"
(Side B, Trouble In Mind TIM075, 2014)
26. Lewis & Clarke Expedition - "Blue Revelations"
(Side A, Colgems 66-1006 1967)
27. Edison Lighthouse - "Every Lonely Day"
(Side B, Bell 858, 1970)
28. The Peppermint Trolley Company - "9 O'Clock Business Man"
(Side B, Acta 45-814, 1968)








6/02/2016

Random Old Records Podcast #52

Just got home from work, and it's so warm and muggy and gross that the outside feels like the inside of a sewer. YUCK! Luckily, Random Old Records Podcast is back with a brand new episode containing 58 minutes and 7 seconds of chilled-out jams that feel like a blast of sweet A/C to the face. You can download it for free HERE.

Episode #52 starts off with some recent blissed-out ballads from the likes of Martin Courtney, Salad Boys, and The Lavender Flu, then flows into two sizzling sets of 60s sunshine pop and soft psych. You'll hear the brooding and tense "Her Name Is Melody" from Adrian Pride (a pseudonym for tripped-out troubadour Bernie Schwartz), recently featured on the Nuggets: Hallucinations comp re-released on Record Store Day 2016. You'll also hear the fuzzed-out "Bad Dream" from the heavily mustachioed Dick Domane, included on Pet Records' essential Mystic Males collection, and the chiming folk-rocker "Leaving It All Behind" by The Toads, included on Pet Records' also essential It's Zimmerman's World LP (and a whole lot more from Pet Records since they are AMAZING and you need everything they ever put out).

This one took a lot of time to put together, just to ensure a solid sequence of good vibes from front to back. I hope everyone enjoys it! I've been busy cataloging and organizing my 7" collection for the first time in many years, so July's episode will feature an hour of top jams culled from my racks of 45s! In the meantime, make it your goal to seek out the fantastic debut DOUBLE LP from The Lavender Flu, entitled Heavy Air. It features former Hunches guitarist Chris Gunn going long and weird on a sprawling set of suburban loner back porch pop with a crew of guests. If you're sick of checking out the latest and greatest bands only to find out you can hum all of the chord changes before the first song finishes, then you need it immediately. Every time you think it's gonna zig, it zags. Every time you get lulled into some delicately picked melancholy, everything goes pear shaped. It is just lovely! As always, thanks for listening!!!



Random Old Records Podcast #52

Released 06/02/16
DOWNLOAD HERE
1. Donnie & Joe Emerson - "Good Time"
(Dreamin' Wild, Light In The Attic 2012)
2. Peacers - "Kick On The Plane"
(Peacers, Drag City 2015)
3. Mikal Cronin - "Control"
(MCIII, Merge 2015)
4. Martin Courtney - "Northern Highway"
(Many Moons, Domino 2015)
5. Salad Boys - "First Eight"
(Metalmania, Trouble In Mind 2015)
6. The Lavender Flu - "The Lawn"
(Heavy Air, MEDS 2016)
--Emily forgot her flash cards!
7. The Cookies - "Wounded"
(Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults, Rhino 2004)
8. The Sunshine Company - "Love, That's Where It Is"
(The Sunshine Company, Liberty 1968)
9. New Kick - "Song The City Sings"
(Book A Trip 2: More Psych Pop Sounds Of Capitol Records, Now Sounds 2013)
10. The London Phogg - "The Times To Come"
(Fading Yellow Vol. 3, Flower Machine 2002)
11. Paul Stoop - "Daydream"
(Mystic Males 2, Pet 2014)
12. Dick Domane - "Bad Dream"
(Mystic Males, Pet 2005)
--It just makes you feel goood!
13. Sandy Salisbury - "Spell On Me"
(Sandy, Poptones 2000)
14. Lee Mallory - "Take My Hand"
(Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults, Rhino 2004)
15. The Toads - "Leaving It All Behind"
(It's Zimmerman's World, Pet 2012)
16. Adrian Pride - "Her Name Is Melody"
(Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vault, Rhino 2004)
17. Shalynn - "Flower Song"
(Mystic Males 2, Pet 2014)
18. Bentley Road - "The Cobra"
(Soft Sounds For Gentle People Vol. 5, Pet 2010)


5/05/2016

Random Old Records Podcast #51

Hey, folks!! Another month has gone by, and now here's a brand new episode of Random Old Records Podcast to (possibly) bring some joy to your life and (hopefully) break up the monotony. This time around, it starts off with a run of classic country and country-rock, including the maddeningly catchy "Mare, Take Me Home" by Wildweeds, and the acoustic beauty of "She's My Girl" by UK rockers Help Yourself. Then, there's a detour into the amazing new Numero Group compilation Cosmic American Music for a track by private press journeyman Allan Wachs, which is bursting with spooky highway Seger vibes.

Elsewhere, you will hear tough-edged power pop from Mama and Mother's Children, a track from the underrated last Warm Soda LP, and a set of blazing old and new hardcore from around the US. On the tour is Cincinnati's own Everyday Objects, Rüz from St. Louis, Stuck Pigs from DC, and Poison Idea from Portland. Finally, you get a set of goth-pop including three of the best vocalists in rock n' roll today: Hether Fortune of Wax Idols, Jess Poplawski of Survival, and Haley Morris of Pleasure Leftists.

You can download the episode HERE. As always, thanks for listening! I am still in the process of adding old episodes to the archives, so check back frequently for some fresh old jams, and come back next month for episode #52, which will have a pile of mellow summertime psych and a whole lot more!!



Random Old Records Podcast #51

Released 05/05/16
1. Jim Ford - "Harlan County"
(Harlan County, Sundown 1969)
2. Chuck Wells - "Down And Out"
(God Less America, Crypt 1995)
3. Kris Kristofferson - "The Best Of All Possible Worlds"
(Kristofferson, Monument 1970)
4. Wildweeds - "Mare, Take Me Home"
(Wildweeds, Vanguard 1970)
5. Help Yourself - "She's My Girl"
(Beware The Shadow, United Artists 1973)
6. Allen Wachs - "Mountain Roads"
(Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music, Numero 2016)
--Well, whoop-de-do!!
7. The Barreracudas - "Promises"
(Can Do Easy, Oops Baby 2015)
8. Mama - "Open Secret"
(Speed Trap 7", Hozac 2015)
9. Mother's Children - "Talk To Her"
(Lemon, Resurrection 2014)
10. Warm Soda - "Just Like Me Before"
(Symbolic Dream, Castleface 2015)
--Just go off!
11. Broken Prayer - "Kid"
(Misanthropocentric, Sorry State 2015)
12. Everyday Objects - "Versus The Crown"
(Demo 2015, self-released 2015)
13. Rüz - "Stabbed In The Back"
(Rüz 7", Lumpy 2016)
14. Stuck Pigs - "Bleed Like..."
(Bleed Like..., Out For Blood 2015)
15. Fang - "Landshark"
(Landshark, Boner 1983)
16. Poison Idea - "Made To Be Broken"
(Kings Of Punk, Pusmort 1986)
--Vampire club!
17. Screaming For Emily - "The Love"
(Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1, Sacred Bones 2014)
18. Wax Idols - "Severely Yours"
(American Tragic, Collect 2015)
19. Survival - "Taboo"
(Walk Into The Fire, Electric Dissent 2015)
20. Pleasure Leftists - "A New Name"
(The Woods Of Heaven, Deranged 2015)



3/31/2016

Random Old Records Podcast #50

To be honest, one of the reasons I started doing Random Old Records Podcast again was because I was so close to episode #50 when I went on my hiatus. To be so close to that milestone when I gave it up never really sat well with me. Well, here we are, and I'll probably do another 50 before I'm done.

In that spirit, there's no looking back in this episode. No compilation of the "best" songs I've ever played or the best in-between bits I've scavenged and put together. They're all supposed to be the best anyway, right? Soon all of the old episodes will be back online and then you'll be free to check those out any time. If you scroll down, you'll see that episodes #2 and #3 are back online for the first time in years. Episode #3 features a run of classic Dischord Records jams from Void, Embrace, and The Make-Up, while episode #2 takes a trip from The Rezillos to The Gun Club to The Lovin' Spoonful ("6' O'Clock", what a song!). Don't forget to check back frequently to the Podcast Archive below for more old episodes.

Anyway, episode #50 contains nearly an hour's worth of songs that have never been played on Random Old Records before, kicking off with the opening track of La Sera's amazing 2014 album Hour Of The Dawn, and also featuring the opening track off the brand new La Sera album, which isn't quite amazing but is still really, really good. You'll also hear grungy punk jams from Fleabite, Sports, and Personal Best, classic power pop from Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone, a hot modern disco track from Pharoahs featuring Maria Minerva, and a closing monster of a track: Catwoman Eartha Kitt taking on "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Donovan and leaving no prisoners!

Stream the episode in the player below, or go HERE directly to stream or download. As always, thanks for listening! I'll be back in a month with episode #51!!




Random Old Records #50
Released 04/01/2016
1. La Sera - "Hour Of The Dawn"
(Hour Of The Dawn, Hardly Art 2014)
2. Tacocat - "Bridge To Hawaii"
(NVM, Hardly Art 2014)
3. Personal Best - "The Mission/If You Meet Someone In Love (Wish Them Well)"
(Arnos Vale, Specialist Subject 2015)
4. Fleabite - "Missing Everyone"
(T.T.Y.L. 7", Puzzle Pieces 2015)
5. Sports - "Clean Jeans"
(Sunchokes, self-released 2014)
--Zombies Ate My Neighbors!
6. Colin Blunstone - "She Loves The Way They Love Her"
(One Year, Epic 1971)
7. Foxygen - "How Can You Really"
(...And Star Power, Jagjaguwar 2014)
8. The Go-Betweens - "The Old Way Out"
(Spring Hill Fair, Sire 1984)
9. Dick Diver - "Beat Me Up (Talk To A Counsellor)"
(Melbourne, Florida, Trouble In Mind 2015)
10. Ultimate Painting - "Break The Chain"
(Green Lanes, Trouble In Mind 2015)
--The stud!
11. Pharaohs ft. Maria Minerva - "Miraculous Feet"
(Replicant Moods, 100% Silk 2013)
12. Marie Davidson - "Excès De Vitesse"
(Un Autre Voyage, Holodeck 2015)
13. White Poppy - "Dizzy"
(White Poppy, Not Not Fun 2013)
--Vocal power!
14. La Sera - "High Notes"
(Music For Listening To Music To, Polyvinyl 2016)
15. Charlie Hilton - "Long Goodbye"
(Palana, Captured Tracks 2016)
16. Bridget St. John - "Curl Your Toes"
(Ask Me No Questions, Dandelion 1969)
17. Margo Guryan - "Sunday Morning"
(Take A Picture, Bell 1968)
18. Lynn Castle & Last Friday's Fire - "The Lady Barber"
(Soft Sounds For Gentle People Presents: Sounds Of She, Pet 2008)
19. Eartha Kitt - "The Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(Hello Everyone: Popsike Sparks From Denmark Street 1968-70, Grapefruit 2014)





3/02/2016

Random Old Records Podcast #49

If you follow Random Old Records on Facebook, you know that episode #48, the first new episode of Random Old Records Podcast in TWO YEARS, was posted to Soundcloud back in February. This isn't just a temporary thing. ROR IS BACK! Expect to see a brand new episode every second day of the month from here on out. The reasons I quit and came back are convoluted and not very exciting, so I'm not going to go into great detail. The main takeaway is that my podcast host Mevio went out of business two years ago and took down everything I had online, and it's taken me a long time to get the time to fix that mess the right way. 

Below this post you will see a box to subscribe to my brand new mailing list. Since the venues to freely advertise something like a podcast are drying up (lookin' at you, Facebook!), signing up to the ROR mailing list is the best way to keep up. The ONLY time you will get an email from me is when a new episode is posted. That's it! Put your email in, click Submit, and you'll be the first to know when (and where) the next episode drops!

While I'm on the self-promotion kick, you will notice that there is a new "Podcast Archive" post below this one. This will contain links and info for past episodes of Random Old Records. I'm slowly going through my files and re-uploading everything, and this will keep track of the process. There are a bunch already posted, with more coming soon!

Now that all the boring babble is finished, let's get to the JAMS! Random Old Records Podcast #49 features an hour's worth of killer tracks, The spotlight this time is bruising, heavy, noisy punk rock from the likes of Mystic Inane, Life Stinks, Cows, and Whatever Brains, plus the chillest of chill jams by Mac Demarco, Mild High Club, and Greg Ashley, and a bit of rare 70s rock n' roll from Morningstar and Sugluk! Also, you might just hear Orson Welles shilling for one of the most underrated board games of all time?!

Stream from the player below, or download it HERE. I'll be back on April 2nd with episode #50!



Random Old Records #49
Released 3/2/2016
1. Life Stinks - "You'll Never Make It"
(You'll Never Make It, SS 2015)
2. Whatever Brains - "Let's Find A Cop"
(Whatever Brains 4, Sorry State 2015)
3. Mystic Inane - "Ode To Joy"
(Ode To Joy 7", Negative Jazz 2015)
4. The Hex Dispensers - "Agatha's Antlers"
(III, Alien Snatch 2015)
--The hillbillies!
5. Cowboy - "Livin' In The Country"
(Reach For The Sky, Atco 1970)
6. Alex Bleeker & The Freaks - "Country Agenda"
(Country Agenda, Sinderlyn 2015)
7. Mild High Club - "Note To Self"
(Timeline, Circle Star 2015)
8. Mac Demarco - "Blue Boy"
(Salad Days, Captured Tracks 2014)
9.Greg Ashley - "Brother Raymond"
(Another Generation Of Slaves, Trouble In Mind 2014)
--The Dark Tower!
10. Wrath - "Warlord"
(Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, Numero 2014)
11. Morningstar - "Little By Little"
(Local Customs: Cavern Sound, Numero 2014)
12. Sugluk - "Fall Away"
(Native North America Vol. 1, Light In The Attic 2014)
13. Willy Mitchell & Desert River Band - "Kill'n Your Mind"
(Native North American Vol. 1, Light In The Attic 2014)
--Ask J. Edgar Hoover!
14. Circle Pit - "Wave Machine"
(Bruise Constellation, Siltbreeze 2010)
15. Cows - "39 Lashes"
(Sexy Pee Story, Amphetamine Reptile 1993)
16. Nones - "Hirsute"
(Midwestern Family Values, Hozac 2014)
17. Watery Love - "Face The Door"
(Decorative Feeding, In The Red 2014)

3/01/2016

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Random Old Records Podcast Archive

OK, here's the deal. I've decided to start doing Random Old Records Podcast again, after a two year hiatus. Shortly after the release of Random Old Records #47, my hosting site Mevio went out of business, taking every episode offline and killing all of my download links on this blog. This caused my place in the iTunes store to go away as well, once the active feed died. Luckily I had copies of every episode, but finding a new host and reuploading all of them has been a tall task. Listed below are all of the episodes currently back online, and eventually this post will contain every episode I've made since starting in 2008. If you notice a dead link, send me an email and I'll fix it!

Random Old Records #48
Originally Released: 02/02/2016
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TRACKS
1. Neil Young - "Walk On"
(On The Beach, Reprise 1974)
2. Ryley Walker - "Summer Dress"
(Primrose Green, Dead Oceans 2015)
3. Meg Baird - "Back To You"
(Don't Weigh Down The Light, Drag City 2015)
4. The Left Outsides - "Unopened Letters And Unanswered Calls"
(The Shape Of Things To Come, Dawnbird 2015)
5. Steve Gunn - "Drifter"
(Way Out Weather, Paradise Of Bachelors 2014)
6. Shawn David McMillen - "Nowhere To Go"
(On The Clock With JJ & Mitch, 12XU 2015)
--The college years!
7. Colleen Green - "I Want To Grow Up"
(I Want To Grow Up, Hardly Art 2015)
8. All - "I'll Get There"
(Mass Nerder, Epitaph 1998)
9. Silversun Pickups - "Well Thought Out Twinkles"
(Carnavas, Dangerbird 2006)
10. Hum - "The Pod"
(You'd Prefer An Astronaut, RCA 1995)
11. Palehound - "Cinnamon"
(Dry Food, Exploding In Sound 2015)
--The hell drivers!
12. Lonnie Mack - "Asphalt Outlaw Hero"
(The Hills Of Indiana, Elektra 1971)
13. New Riders Of The Purple Sage - "Henry"
(New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Columbia 1971)
14. The Byrds - "Truck Stop Girl"
(Untitled, Columbia 1970)
15. Browning Bryant - "Liverpool Fool"
(Browning Bryant, Reprise 1974)
16. Teddy Pendergrass - "When Somebody Loves You Back"
(Life Is A Song Worth Singing, Philadelphia International 1978)

Random Old Records #47
Originally Released: 02/02/14
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TRACKS
1. Nada Surf - "Concrete Bed"
(The Weight Is A Gift, Barsuk 2005)
2. The Posies - "Dream All Day"
(Frosting On The Beater, DGC 1993)
3. Teenage Fanclub - "Sparky's Dream"
(Grand Prix, DGC 1995)
4. Tony Molina - "See Me Through"
(Dissed And Dismissed, Slumberland 2014)
5. Roomrunner - "Vaporize"
(Ideal Cities, Fan Death 2013)
6. California X - "Hot Hed"
(California X, Don Giovanni 2013)
--I'm the Starsky, he's the Hutch!
7. Minks - "Margot"
(Tides End, Captured Tracks 2013)
8. Part Time - "Seashells"
(PDA, Mexican Summer 2013)
9. Gap Dream - "Chill Spot"
(Shine Your Light, Burger 2013)
10. Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Tooth Decay"
(Eating Us, Graveface 2009)
11. Morgan Delt - "Barbarian Kings"
(Morgan Delt, Trouble In Mind 2014)
--Be a mindsticker!
12. First Base - "She's Boy Crazy"
(First Base, HoZac 2013)
13. Backseat Virgins - "Haley"
(Born Again, Insubordination 2007)
14. Gino & The Goons - "Hypnotic"
(Play Loud, Total Punk 2013)
15. True Sons Of Thunder - "Tony Joe White"
(Spoonful Of Seedy Dudes, Jeth-Row 2011)
16. Life Stinks - "Drag You"
(Life Stinks, SS 2013)
17. Useless Eaters - "Life On A Grid"
(Hypertension, Jeffrey Drag 2013)
18. Cheap Time - "Kill The Light"
(Exit Smiles, In The Red 2013)
19. Shocked Minds - "Dream Of Yogi"
(Shocked Minds, HoZac 2013)

Random Old Records #46
Originally Released: 12/13/2013
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TRACKS
1. Potty Mouth - "The Gap"
(Hell Bent, Old Flame 2013)
2. Joanna Gruesome - "Sugarcrush"
(Weird Sister, Slumberland 2013)
3. Mikal Cronin - "Shout It Out"
(MCII, Merge 2013)
4. Ketamines - "Patients"
(You Can't Serve Two Masters, Southpaw 2013)
5. Heavy Times - "Night Manager"
(Fix It Alone, HoZac 2013)
6. Parquet Courts - "Descend (The Way)"
(Tally All The Things That You Broke, What's Your Rupture? 2013)
--Peter Ivers speaks
7. Goldendust - "After The Smoke Grew Thick"
(Goldendust, Night People 2013)
8. Grave Babies - "No Fear"
(Crusher, Hardly Art 2013)
9. Informatics - "What A World"
(Dance To A Dangerous Beat, Dark Entries 2013)
10. Onyx System - "Future Fetish"
(Dreams Are Not Dreams, ET Habit 2012)
11. Merx - "Atlantic Painter Presents"
(20000 Sq. Ft. Under The Sea, Permanent 2013)
12. Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons - "Fantastic"
(Screams To God, Dark Entries 2013)
13. Group Rhoda - "Dust"
(12th House, Not Not Fun 2013)
--Peter Ivers speaks again
14. Rockin' Horse - "Oh Carol, I'm So Sad"
(Yes It Is, Sing Sing 2012)
15. Games - "It's Just Impossible"
(Games, HoZac 2013)
16. The Dentists - "I'm Not The Devil"
(Some People Are On The Pitch..., Trouble In Mind 2013)
17. The Resonars - "Vanishing People"
(Crummy Desert Sound, Burger 2013)
18. The Last - "L.A. Explosion"
(L.A. Explosion, Bomp 1979)
19. Missing Monuments - "Dead To Me"
(Missing Monuments, Dirtnap 2013)
20. The Clap - "Get It While You Can"
(Have You Reached Yet?, Sing Sing 2011)
21. Roky Erickson & The Aliens - "I Think Of Demons"
(The Evil One, Light In The Attic 2013)

Random Old Records #45
Originally Released: 08/13/2013
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TRACKS
1. Cressida - "To Play Your Little Game"
(Cressida, Vertigo 1970)
2. Anonymous - "Up To You"
(Inside The Shadow, Machu Picchu Ltd. 2013)
3. Salvia Plath - "House Of Leaves"
(The Bardo Story, Weird World 2013)
4. Tudor Lodge - "Nobody's Listening"
(Tudor Lodge, Vertigo 1971)
5. Dark - "R.C.8."
(Round The Edges, Machu Picchu Ltd. 2013)
--Runaway Daughters!!
6. Sector Zero - "Hiding In My Car"
(Sector Zero 7", Goner 2013)
7. Running - "Why Can't You Be In Running"
(Vaguely Ethnic, Castle Face 2013)
8. Obnox - "Ciara"
(Corrupt Free Enterprise, 12XU 2013)
9. Whatever Brains - "Summer Jammin' 2"
(Whatever Brains, Sorry State 2012)
10. The Mallard - "Decade"
(Finding Meaning In Deference, Castle Face 2013)
11. Public Image Ltd. - "Low Life"
(First Issue, Light In The Attic 2013)
--Tarantulas!!
12. Human Eye - "Alligator Dance"
(4: Into Unknown, Goner 2013)
13. Flipper - "Get Away"
(Sex Bomb Baby, Subterranean 1988)
14. Gary Wrong Group - "Heroin Beach Serpents Attack"
(Knights Of Misery, Total Punk/Jeth-Row 2013)
15. ET Habit - "Hooves & Tails"
(Panthers On The Roof, ET Habit 2012)
16. MX-80 Sound - "Kid Stuff"
(Hard Attack, Superior Viaduct 2013)
17. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - "Moonlight On Vermont"
(Trout Mask Replica, Straight 1969)
18. The Gospel Truth - "A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things"
(A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things, 12XU 2013)

Random Old Records #3
Originally Released: 12/7/2008
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TRACKS
1. The Gears - Let's Go To The Beach
(Rockin' At Ground Zero, Playgems 1980)
2. Sisters - Kick Your Boots Off
(Velvet Tinmine, RPM 2003)
3. Jet - It Would Be Good
(Jet, CBS 1975)
4. Sparks - Complaints
(Kimono My House, Island 1974)
5. Mud - Tiger Feet
(Mud's Greatest Hits, RAK 1975)
6. Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
(Level Headed, Capitol 1978)
--Ian MacKaye speaks!
7. Fugazi - Merchandise
(Repeater, Dischord 1990)
8. Rites Of Spring - Persistent Vision
(End On End, Dischord 1987)
9. Embrace - Said Gun
(Embrace, Dischord 1987)
10. Void - My Rules
(Faith/Void, Dischord 1982)
11. The Make-Up - Live In The Rhythm Hive
(In Mass Mind, Dischord/Black Gemini 1998)
--Gun Girls!
12. The Blue Orchids - Ooh Chang-A-Lang
(Girls In The Garage Vol. 2, Romulan 1987)
13. The Belles - Melvin
(Girls In The Garage Vol. 1, Romulan 1986)
14. Turquoise - Tales Of Flossie Fillet
(Rubble Vol. 6: The Clouds Have Groovy Faces, Bam-Caruso 1986)
15. AM Gately - Battle In The City
(Soft Sounds For Gentle People Vol. 3, Pet 2004)
16. The Gates Of Eden - No One Was There
(Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults, Rhino Handmade 2004)
--The Paisley Underground!
17. The Last - She Don't Know Why I'm Here
(L.A. Explosion, Bomp 1979)
18. The Rain Parade - What's She Done To Your Mind
(Emergency Third Rail Power Trip, Enigma 1983)
19. The Three O' Clock - I Go Wild
(Baroque Hoedown, Frontier 1982)
20. Burl Ives - Snow For Johnny

(Have A Holly Jolly Christmas, Decca 1965)

Random Old Records #2
Originally Released: 12/7/2008
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TRACKS
1. Spanky & Our Gang - Swingin' Gate
(Like To Get To Know You, Mercury 1967)
2. Angry Samoans - Lights Out
(Back From Samoa, Bad Trip 1982)
3. The Undertones - Here Comes The Summer
(The Undertones, Sire 1979)
4. The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
(Can't Stand The Rezillos, Sire 1978)
5. The Gun Club - Fire Spirit
(Fire Of Love, Ruby 1981)
 --The Hippie Revolt!
6. Lucifer's Friend - Ride In The Sky
(Lucifer's Friend, Phillips 1970)
7. Uriah Heep - Easy Livin'
(Demons And Wizards, Mercury 1972)
8. Dust - Walk In The Soft Rain
(Hard Attack, Kama Sutra 1972)
9. Budgie - Wondering What Everyone Knows
(In For The Kill, MCA 1974)
10. Euphoria - Did You Get The Letter
(A Gift From Euphoria, Capitol 1969)
--Alice In Acidland!
11. The United States Of America - Coming Down
(The United States Of America, Columbia 1968)
12. Bohemian Vendetta - All Kinds Of Highs
(Bohemian Vendetta, Mainstream 1968)
13. The Mixed Emotions - Can't You Stop It Now
(Psychedelic States: Alabama In The 60s Vol. 1, Gear Fab 2001)
14. The Game - Gonna Get Me Someone
(Rubble Vol. 5: The Electric Crayon Set, Bam-Caruso 1986)
15. The Seeds - Fallin' In Love
(The Seeds, GNP Crescendo 1966)
--Behind Locked Doors!
16. The Lovin' Spoonful - Six O' Clock
(Everything Playing, Kama Sutra 1968)
17. Rich Kids - Plastic Flowers
(Soft Sounds For Gentle People Vol. 1, Pet 2003)
18. The Fruit Machine - The Wall
(Rubble Vol. 18: Rainbow Thyme Wynders, Bam-Caruso 1992)
19. Harper & Rowe - Here Comes Yesterday Again

(Harper & Rowe, World Pacific 1968)

Random Old Records #1
Originally Released: 11/19/2008
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TRACKS
1. Hank Thompson - "A Broken Heart And A Glass Of Beer"
(The Wild Side of Life, Proper 2004)
2. The Pleasure Fair - "Today"
(Soft Sounds For Gentle People Vol. 1, Pet 2003)
3. The Running Jumping Standing Still Band - "Aye-O"
(Bubblepop! Vol. 2, no label)
4. Warwick - "Let's Get The Party Going"
(Velvet Tinmine, RPM 2003)
--The alley tramp!
5. The Misunderstood - "Never Had A Girl Like You Before"
(Rubble Vol. 1: The Psychedelic Snarl, Bam-Caruso 1984)
6. The 13th Floor Elevators - "Reverberation (Doubt)"
(The Psychedelic Sounds, International Artists 1966)
7. Fifty Foot Hose - "The Things That Concern You"
(Cauldron, Limelight 1968)
8. The Holy Mackerel - "Scorpio Red"
(The Holy Mackerel, Reprise 1968)
9. The Spike Drivers - "Break Out The Wine"
(Soft Sounds For Gentle People Vol. 2, Pet 2004)
--The wild scene!
10. Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner - "Dark End Of The Street"
(Just The Two Of Us, RCA 1968)
11. The Neon Philharmonic - "Morning Girl"
(The Moth Confesses, Warner Bros. 1969)
12. Sagittarius - "In My Room"
(The Blue Marble, Together 1969)
13. The Lemon Pipers - "Jelly Jungle (Of Orange Marmalade)"
(Jungle Marmalade, Buddah 1968)
14. Sunforest - "Lighthouse Keeper"
(Sound Of Sunforest, Deram 1969)
--There's always vanilla!
15. Michael Blodgett - "Fire Engine Sky"
(Mystic Males, Pet 2005)
16. Zerfas - "The Sweetest Part"
(Zerfas, 700 West 1973)
17. Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner - "The Party"
(Just The Two Of Us, RCA 1968)
18. Buck Owens & His Buckaroos - "Wham Bam"
(I've Got A Tiger By The Tail, Capitol 1965)
19. The Surf Riders - "I'm Out"
(Southern Rhythm And Rock: The Best Of Excello Records Vol. 2, Rhino 1990)
20. Rudy Mills - "John Jones"
(Reggae Hits, Pama 1969)