Wow, has it really been a month since the last podcast came out?! According to the calendar, it sure as hell has! I just got back from Bloomington, Indiana, where I saw Davila 666 and Charlie & The Skunks tear the roof off the Bishop club, and also checked out the sweet Mexican restaturants and record stores lurking around the IU campus. Landlocked Records? That place is legit! In the next week, The Black Angels, Fresh & Onlys, Black Lips, and Vivian Girls are coming through town, and I plan on raping those merch tables silly!
I can't believe that I'm already at episode #30, either. When I started this shit back in 2008, the focus was on vintage tunes, but there's just been too much good shit coming out since then and I can't resist! 2011 is shaping up as another banner year for rock n' roll music, and Random Old Records Podcast #30 is loaded with hot new jams from all over the place. This time around, the spotlight is on Chicago's HoZac Records, who have been straight killin' the lo-fi/garage/psych/punk/whatever game for the last six months or so. You'll hear a whopping six tracks from recent HoZac releases, including the raging old-school punk of Spider Fever, the art-punk of Women In Prison, the Velvets-style drone pop of Reading Rainbow, early '80s weirdo new-wave worship from Xray Eyeballs, squalling Birthday Party-style noise punk from K-Holes, and the return of Gentleman Jesse & His Men!
Elsewhere, you'll hear new tracks from Two Tears, Vivian Girls, Colleen Green, Shapes Have Fangs, Bare Wires, High Tension Wires, White Wires, Coasting, and loads more! Rounding things out this month is an EXCLUSIVE track from the upcoming 12" EP release by Cincinnati's premiere bubblegum garage soul band The Guitars! This record, entitled High Action, has been several years in the making, and I'm happy as hell to let everyone know that rock n' roll bands from Cincinnati are ready to hang with the big boys. If you've never heard 'em (and you probably haven't), imagine Todd Rundgren backed by the Buddah Records house band circa '68, and you wouldn't be far off the mark. Anyway, I hope y'all dig the new sounds, and as always, thanks for reading and listening! Check out the playlist below, and click these links to get the podcast from the internet to your hard drive with haste!
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Random Old Records #30
1. Two Tears - "Eat People"
(Eat People 7", Kind Turkey 2011)
2. Vivian Girls - "Sixteen Ways"
(Share The Joy, Polyvinyl 2011)
3. Coasting - "Discovery"
(Coasting 7", M'Ladys 2010)
4. Reading Rainbow - "Always On My Mind"
(Prism Eyes, HoZac 2010)
5. The Babies - "All Things Come To Pass"
(The Babies, Shrimper 2011)
6. Colleen Green - "Y Do U Call Me?"
(Green One EP, Hardly Art 2011)
--Good time with a bad girl!
7. Caroline & The Treats - "Bad All Over"
(Bad All Over, House Of Rock 2011)
8. High Tension Wires - "Get Weird"
(Welcome New Machine, Dirtnap 2011)
9. White Wires - "Roxanne"
(WWII, Dirtnap 2010)
10. Gentleman Jesse & His Men - "You've Got The Wrong Man"
(You've Got The Wrong Man 7", HoZac 2010)
11. Wheels On Fire - "Sarah"
(Liar, Liar, Alien Snatch 2010)
12. Shapes Have Fangs - "Ghost In The Mirror"
(Dinner In The Dark, Reverb Appreciation Society, 2011)
--When you get to heaven, tell 'em an angel sent ya!
13. Spider Fever - "Party Girl"
(Whatcha Gonna Do? 7", HoZac 2011)
14. Women In Prison - "Births Of Rot"
(Strange Waves 7", HoZac 2011)
15. Xray Eyeballs - "Broken Beds"
(Crystal 7", HoZac 2011)
16. K-Holes - "Step and Fetch"
(K-Holes, HoZac 2011)
17. Grass Widow - "Walking Out On Love"
(Under The Covers Vol. 2, Volar 2011)
--You're swimmin' in a toilet bowl!
18. Bare Wires - "Ready To Go"
(Don't Ever Change 7", Robot Elephant 2011)
19. 1910 Fruitgum Company - "Indian Giver"
(25 All Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits, Varese Sarabande 2000)
20. The Cool Jerks - "You Really Got A Hold On Me"
(Cleaned A Lot Of Plates In Memphis, S4TRI 2002)
21. The Raspberries - "Let's Pretend"
(Fresh, Capitol 1972)
22. Todd Rundgren - "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
(Something/Anything, Bearsville 1972)
23. The Guitars - "Talkin' Bout My Baby"
(High Action, self-released 2011)