Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rat Salad Radio • March 28, 2012

For Those Who Didn't Run by Colin Stetson

from the album

Those Who Didn't Run EP (Constellation)

Bass saxophonist's new EP. Sorry to have missed his show the other night...

You Look Like The Devil by Willie Nelson

from the album

Shotgun Willie (Atlantic)

1973. Forever a fave.

The Howling by John Wesley Coleman III

from the album

The Last Donkey Show (Goner)


Heavenly Father by Eula Cooper

from the album

(VA) Eccentric Soul: The Tragar and Note Labels (Numero Group)

2-disc comp in the Eccentric Soul series, this time documenting the work of a pair of Atlanta record labels. 1968 tune.

Enemy In Economy by Balkan Beat Box

from the album

Give (Nat Geo Music)

their newest

Karibu Ya Bintou (DeBruit Remix) by Baloji

from the album

Kinshasha Succursale (Crammed Discs)

Congolese-born, Belgian-raised rapper

Radio, Jukebox, and TV by Jimmy Donley

from the album

(VA) Oxford American Southern Music CD #13: Mississippi (Oxford American)

1958 tune. 2011 comp --- great as always!!!

Free Again (alt. vocal) by Alex Chilton

from the album

Free Again: The "1970" Sessions (Omnivore)

This is what happened with Chilton 'tween teen bubble gum Box Tops days and Big Star.

Fadin' Luv by Sonic Avenues

from the album

Television Youth (Dirtnap)

powerpop/punk from Montreal

Lurker by Gross Ghost

from the album

Brer Rabbit (Girptapes)

new, local

Shakespearean Actress by Herzog

from the album

Cartoon Violence (Exit Stencil)

poppy Who-like new release from Cleveland

Literary Giant by The Red Clay Ramblers

from the album

Old North State (self-released)

The story of Thomas Wolfe in his UNC days...

Seventeen by Sex Pistols

from the album

Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (Warner Bros.)


Studies of the Oak as Pertaining to Druidic Rites of Passage by Lucas Boilon

from the album

(VA) Beyond Berkeley Guitar (Tompkins Square)

great comp of modern acoustic Fahey-like guitar stuff

In Praise of Amoral Phenomena by Lungfish

from the album

Pass and Stow (Dischord)


This Year's Girl by Elvis Costello

from the album

This Year's Model (Rykodisc)


King Of Swords by Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden

from the album

Bella Neurox (Winoca)

1999. Miss M on accordion (in a dark way), complimented by Haden's deep violin tones

Dakota Shadows by Samantha Glass

from the album

Midnight Arrival (Not Not Fun)

new from Madison, Wisconsin. Upbeat but broodish all at once.

Taste The Candy by Samara Lubelski

from the album

Parallel Suns (The Social Registry)


Soon by Cassis Orange

from the album

Nieces and Nephews/Cassis Orange split 12" (DiggUp Tapes)

new, local

The Left Hand & The Right Hand by Chuck Prophet

from the album

Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)

new -- an album-long ode to his native San Francisco

Hairdresser Blues by Hunx

from the album

Hairdresser Blues (Hardly Art)

from across the Bay in Oakland

Until I Met You by The Maybellines

from the album

Chatfield Holiday (Best Friends)

Denver, 2002.

G.S. III by Jeff & Jane Hudson

from the album

Flesh (Captured Tracks/Dead Hearts)

NYC synth pop couple, 1980-83.

Fairy Park by Magic Dirt

from the album

Life Was Better EP (Au Go Go)

Au Australia! 1995

Sound & Pressure by Pins Of Light

from the album

II (Alternative Tentacles)

new spacerock-y tune from San Fran

Run Peacock Run by Apache Dropout

from the album

Apache Dropout (Family Vineyard)

Playing a WXDU-presented show at Casbah on Saturday April 7th

Calmly by Hurray For The Riff Raff

from the album

Young Blood Blues (self-released)

New Orleans group playing this Thurs night at Pinhook in Durham. Self-described as "melodramatic popular song / thrash / blues," and "a sound that has an innovative mixture of Appalachian old time and minor key waltzes, without losing the grittiness of DIY folk." It's a good album (2010) all the way through.

Amsi Sameer Al-Nojoom by Ahmad Al-Harazi

from the album

(VA) Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s from Yemen (Parlortone)

Fab new comp on the vinyl-only offshoot of Dust-to-Digital. Collected & compiled by Chris Menist.

Whisper by Morphine

from the album

Yes (Rykodisc)


Who'll Stop The Rain by Michael James Tapscott with Andrew Kenower

from the album

Good Morning, Africa (Bookmaker)

ambient rain, synth swoops, claps, booms... Very nice. (not a CCR cover)

AIR Blower by Jeff Beck

from the album

Blow By Blow (Epic)


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