Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rat Salad Radio • September 13, 2012


Accident by The Electric Eels
from the album
The Eyeball Of Hell (Scat)
Cleveland, early 70s


Accident by Radar Eyes
from the album
Radar Eyes (HoZac)
Chicago, 2012


Accidentally On Purpose by George Jones
from the album
Cup Of Loneliness (Mercury)


I Know You by The Flatlanders
from the album
The Odessa Tapes (New West)
Demos recorded by these Lubbock boyz in 1972, stuck in a closet and forgotten. Amazing clarity of sound. Flatlanders at their relaxed best.


Grace & Lies by Family Band
from the album
Grace & Lies (No Quarter)
laptop-tinged folk husband-wife duo. Sounds a bit Cowboy Junkies-ish.


Pale Sun by Cowboy Junkies
from the album
Pale Sun, Crescent Moon (RCA)


Empty Mind by Spacin'
from the album
Deep Thuds (Richie)
Like Purling Hiss, Spacin' is a side project born of Philly scuzz rockers Birds of Maya. New.


In And Out by Cheater Slicks
from the album
Destination Lonely (Dog Meat)
1992. From their Boston days. Now they are in Columbus Ohio. Loved them at Hopscotch.


Hear What I Say by Cheater Slicks
from the album
Destination Lonely (Dog Meat)
Dog Meat. It's an Australian label.


I'll Be Gone by Last Year's Men
from the album
Sunny Down Snuff (Churchkey)
They played last night at the Duke Coffeehouse.


Tensions by Charles Mingus
from the album
Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, 1956-1961 (Rhino)


For Those Who Didn't Run by Colin Stetson
from the album
For Those Who Didn't Run EP (Constellation)
Bass saxophonist. Missed him at Hopscotch. Damn.


Plink, Plink by Beaver Nelson
from the album
Macro/Micro (Freedom)
interstitial bit taken from the new album


Rumble Tumble by Tyranahorse
from the album
Garage Bears (self-released)
new from Vancouver


Like No One Else by The Orwells
from the album
Remember When (Autumn Tone)
melodicgaragepop from Illinois


Born Under Punches by Talking Heads
from the album
Remain In Light (Sire)
Critical album, Eno-produced. 1980. I could listen to this song every day and not tire.


Torn Curtain by Television
from the album
Marquee Moon (Elektra)
Another crucial one. 1977.


Test Tower by Hot & Cold
from the album
Border Area (Moniker)
synth-rock infections from two NYC brothers who are living in Beijing. Love this.


Fake Mirrors by Cankun
from the album
Idle (Constellation Tatsu)
Cassette-only release of hazy electronic stuff with lots of layers including a deep pounding percussion. New. RIYL Animal Collective?


Girl by Noh Mercy
from the album
Noh Mercy (Superior Viaduct)
Reissue of 1979 album. From San Fransisco. That's "Esmerelda" on voice, farfisa, etc.


Beauty Towne by Xiu Xiu
from the album
Always (Polyvinyl)
Durham, 2012


El Jefe by Mexican Institute of Sound
from the album
Politico (Nacional)
New from Mex City


Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Craig Smith (banjo) et al
from the album
(VA) Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs (Rounder)
Earl Scruggs, banjo great, passed away earlier this year.


Heartbreak Express by James King
from the album
Thirty Years of Farming (Rounder)
Fine bluegrass guitar picker & singer, once a member of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys.


Wino by Cast King
from the album
Saw Mill Man: Cast King of Old Sand Mountain, Alabama (Locust Media)
Lo-fi recording of a great slow draggy tune from an Alabama octagenarian. Recorded 2003-5ish.


Twisted Arms by Malcolm Holcombe
from the album
Down The River (self-released)
new from the mtns of NC


So Deadly by Death Songs
from the album
Death Songs EP (Post-Consumer)
Not as ominous as is sounds. Acoustic with handclapped midtempo rhythm. Brothers from Portland.


Light Does Not Get Old by Caltrop
from the album
Ten Million Years and Eight Minutes (Holidays for Quince)
2012. Local. Why haven't I bought this yet. Chaz, I'll be by.


Scientific by Denis Bovell
from the album
Decibel: More Cuts and Dubs, 1976-1983 (Pressure Sounds)


Mouse-ish (dub mix) by Red Red Meat
from the album
Bunny Gets Paid (Deluxe Edition) (Sub Pop)
on the bonus disc, reissue of the 1994 album.


Spanish Key (alternate take) by Miles Davis
from the album
Bitches Brew (Columbia)
nuther one off a bonus disc, from the reissue of the 1970 classic


Mature Themes by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
from the album
Mature Themes (4AD)
New. Like.


Reverence by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album
Honey's Dead (Blanco y Negro)
Glasgow, Scotland. 1992. Really liked their set at Hopscotch.


Reality Presented as an Alternative by The Human Beast
from the album
Volume One (Sunbeam)
Edinburgh, Scotland. 1969.


Paisley Dommage 2 by Purling Hiss
from the album
Paisley Montage (self-released)
See above note about Spacin'. Tour-only cassette release. Not from Scotland. From Philadelphia. New.


12th of Never by Hot Freak Nation
from the album
Lifetime To Lifetime (Trashy Creatures/Burger)
Greg Roberson of Reigning Sound & others. New.


Orion by Sons & Daughters
from the album
Mirror Mirror (Domino)
Back to Glasgow again. 2011.


Bells (Quiet Version) by Trespassers William
from the album
Cast (Saint Marie)


Symmetry by Evan Caminiti
from the album
Dreamless Sleep (Thrill Jockey)
new. EC is half of Barn Owl.

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