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)