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!

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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!

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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
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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!

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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!

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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)