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)


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.

The other big news this time around is that I have finally rejoined the real podcast world, and you can now SUBSCRIBE to Random Old Records via iTunes, Google Play, and RSS. If you love the podcast and don't want to miss an episode, please click one of the links around the page and sign up now, then consider writing a nice review when you do! Older episodes will also be added back to the feed as time goes on. You can also go the traditional route and stream or download the episode below. As always, thanks for listening!

Random Old Records Podcast #60
Released 11/16/2017
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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)


Random Old Records Podcast #59

TRUE STORY: this episode of Random Old Records was supposed to come out back in April. I had an entire hour mapped out, made a test-mix, and immediately hated it. So, I trashed the entire thing, sat on it awhile, made a few changes, still hated it, started from scratch and hated THAT one too, then heard the new album from Terry and found the perfect song to really make it sing. Now, it's nearly October and EPISODE #59 is finally ready for your listening pleasure!

It all kicks off with a series of songs straight out of the late '60s rock underground, featuring flashy horn arrangements, jazzy textures, and blasts of instrumental virtuosity. Then, you'll hear the massive 1995 single "Fanfare" by Eric Matthews, a selection of recent chill-pop from Omni and Mild High Club, some newer tracks from long-time Random Old Records favorites Natural Child and Black Mountain, and then the old and new start to intermingle before Black Moth Super Rainbow finishes up with a modern classic track. Stream or download the episode below, and as always, thanks for listening!

Random Old Records Podcast #59
Released 09/24/2017
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1. The Gun - "Race With The Devil"
(Gun, Epic 1968)
2. Audience - "Belladonna Moonshine"
(Friend's Friend's Friend, Charisma 1970)
3. Keef Hartley Band - "From The Window"
(The Time Is Near, Deram 1970)
4. Tim Buckley - "Pleasant Street"
(Goodbye And Hello, Elektra 1967)
--The mind of a baby!
5. Eric Matthews - "Fanfare"
(It's Heavy In Here, Sub Pop 1995)
6. Omni - "Jungle Jenny"
(Deluxe, Trouble In Mind 2016)
7. Terry - "Take Me To The City"
(Remember Terry, Upset The Rhythm 2017)
8. Mild High Club - "Kokopelli"
(Skiptracing, Stone's Throw 2016)
9. Black Mountain - "Cemetery Breeding"
(Iv, JagJaguwar 2016)
--Freedom's just another word...
10. Natural Child - "There And Back"
(Okey Dokey, self-released 2016)
11. Doug Sahm - "It's Gonna Be Easy"
(Doug Sahm And Band, Atlantic 1973)
12. Arnim-Hamilton - "Pepper Man"
(Fuckin' A: Bubblegum Motherfucker Favorites (1967-1975), Burger 2016)
13. Raw Edge - "October Country"
(Book A Trip 2: More Psych Pop Sounds Of Capitol Records, Now Sounds 2013)
--Real fish pieces!
14. Kevin Ayers and Bridget St. John - "The Oyster And The Flying Fish"
(Shooting At The Moon, Harvest 1970)
15. The Parlour Band - "Early Morning Eyes"
(Is A Friend?, Deram 1972)
16. Kelley Stoltz - "Star Cluster"
(In Triangle Time, Castle Face 2015)
17. Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Cobra Juicy"
(Cobra Juicy, Rad Cult 2012)


Random Old Records Podcast #58

Happy February to you all! Everyone seems to be on edge lately due to the new president and the strange weather patterns moving their way across the United States, so what better way to turn off your brain and relax than a brand new episode of Random Old Records! I've already broken my resolution of putting these out on time, but hopefully the quality of this one will keep you listening!

EPISODE #58 kicks off with the hard funk of The Jimmy Castor Bunch, and flows into some rare grooves by Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces and Universal Togetherness Band, then drops in a brand new track from Foxygen, one of the best bands going right now in my opinion. They have dialed back the experimentation of their previous LP ...And Star Power and replaced it with lush arrangements and a bombastic Disney/Broadway vibe on the killer track "Follow The Leader". DEFINITELY go pick up the new record Hang when you get a chance!

Then, we go deeper into the land of Southern Soul and heavy horn and string arrangements with some classics from Stax and Bobbie Gentry, and some more kickin' country rock from New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Sir Douglas (country rock has been my JAM as of late!). We then come back to the present and finish up with some dreamy jangle from the Liminanas, Chook Race, and Shantih Shantih. All in all, it's a full sixty minutes and two seconds of great music to calm your shattered nerves and give you a little peace of mind. Stream or download the episode below, and as always, thanks for listening!

Random Old Records Podcast #58
Released 02/21/2017
1. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun"
(It's Just Begun, RCA 1972)
2. The Promise - "I'm Not Ready For Love"
(Eccentric Soul: A Red Black & Green Production, Numero 2012)
3. Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces - "What Is That You Got?"
(Dedication Of Love, Phinal Sound 1976)
4. Fran Farley - "Cold Blooded Sally"
(Groove With A Feeling,Ace 2015)
5. Universal Togetherness Band - "Pull Up"
(Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party, Numero 2015)
6. Johnny "Guitar" Watson - "Ain't That A Bitch"
(Ain't That A Bitch, DJM 1976)
--Get those bells up!
7. Foxygen - "Follow The Leader"
(Hang, Jagjaguwar 2017)
8. William Bell & Mavis Staples - "Love's Sweet Sensation"
(Boy Meets Girl, Stax 1969)
9. Bobbie Gentry - "Niki Hoeky"
(Ode To Billie Joe, Capitol 1967)
10. Bobby Charles - "Small Town Talk"
(Bobby Charles, Bearsville 1972)
11. New Riders Of The Purple Sage - "Important Exportin' Man"
(The Adventures Of Panama Red, Columbia 1973)
12. The Sir Douglas Band - "Texas Tornado"
(Texas Tornado, Atlantic 1973)
--Street People!
13. The Liminanas - "Garden Of Eden"
(Malamore, Hozac 2016)
14. Chook Race - "Sometimes"
(Around The House, Trouble In Mind 2016)
15. Scott & Charlene's Wedding - "Don't Bother Me"
(Mid Thirties Single Scene, Fire 2016)
16. EZTV - "There Goes My Girl"
(Calling Out, Captured Tracks 2015)
17. Shantih Shantih - "Come To Me"
(Winter In September, Dusty Medical 2016)
18. Simi Stone - "Benny"
(Simi Stone, Reveal 2015)


Random Old Records Podcast #57

It's a brand new year, and to celebrate 2017, here's a brand new episode of Random Old Records Podcast! My new year's resolution is to get back to a regular schedule and release a new episode once a month, so hopefully I can stick to it! Doing this podcast is amazing fun, but it's only a hobby and I just don't have as much time to work on it as I would like. I'm also hoping to have more old episodes re-uploaded in the near future as well, so be on the lookout!

Episode #57 is filled with the sounds of the times. Most of the hour contains raging, angry punk rock from the year 2016, including nihilistic statements of protest from bands like Violence Creeps, Mongoloid, Pure Disgust, Anxiety, and Watery Love. The punk of 2016 was more diverse and stylistically challenging than it has been in awhile. These songs clearly prove that the "music is going to get great again in the next four years" crowd just isn't paying close enough attention.

60 straight minutes of bludgeoning rock n' roll can be a little monotonous, no matter how great it might be, so this episode contains a soft middle of bubblegum and country-rock that features a song from Hozac's crucial reissue of late-70s UK rockers Charlie 'Ungry, some cherry-picked compilation tracks, a super-catchy twangy obcurity by Swampwater, and a knockout hit from the Cowsills. Stream it or download it below, and as always, thanks for listening!

Random Old Records Podcast #57

Released 01/02/16
1. Action Swingers- "Kicked In The Head"
(Quit While You're Ahead, In The Red 2015)
2. Watery Love - "Ned's Dreamcatcher"
(Ned's Dreamcatcher 7", Richie 2016)
3. Violence Creeps - "Back And To The Left"
(The Gift of Music, Total Punk 2016)
4. Anxiety - "The Worst"
(Anxiety MLP, La Vida Es Un Mus 2016)
5. Video - "Drink It In"
(The Entertainers, Third Man 2015)
6. Negative Trend - "Meathouse"
(Negative Trend 7", Heavy Manners 1978)
7. Charlie 'Ungry - "House On Chester Road"
(Who Is My Killer? 7", Hozac 2016)
8. Rudy Preston - "Poor White Trash"
(Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wasteland Vol. 1, Trailer Park 2006)
9. Jeff Cowell - "Not Down This Low"
(Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music, Numero Group 2016)
10. Swampwater - "Big Bayou"
(Swampwater, King 1971)
11. Townes Van Zandt - "Where I Lead Me"
(Delta Momma Blues, Poppy 1971)
12. Jack Reeves - "The Gun Slinger"
(Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wasteland Vol. 1, Trailer Park 2006)
13. The Cowsills - "Make The Music Flow"
(Captain Sad & His Ship Of Fools, MGM 1969)
--Wild In The Sky!
14. Flipper - "Ever"
(Album: Generic Flipper, Subterranean 1982)
15. Piss Test - "Macy's"
(Biggest Band In Europe, Taken By Surprise 2014)
16. Cremalleras - "Ex-Novios"
(Cremalleras, Cintas Pepe 2013)
17. Enamel - "Gimme Power"
(Demo, self-released 2016)
18. Pure Disgust - "Scumbag"
(Pure Disgust, Katorga Works 2016)
19. Leather Towel - "Too Much On"
(Leather Towel IV, Hozac 2016)
20. Mongoloid - "Mongoloid Part 2"
(Plays Rock And Roll, Deranged 2016)
21. NASA Space Universe - "Building"
(70 AD, Feel It 2016)
22. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments - "Cheater's Heaven"
(Bait And Switch, Onion 1995)