Monday, March 29, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 3/28

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention-Didja Get Any Onya?
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band-Ice Cream for Crow
Len Price 3-Pictures
Thee Headcoates-When the Night Comes
The Creeps-Down at the Nightclub
The Sonics-Have Love Will Travel
The Detroit Cobras-Nothing But a Heartache
The Hotrats-Damaged Goods
The Turtles-It Ain't Me Babe
The Dirty Projectors-Stillness is the Move
Peter Bjorn and John-Nothing to Worry About
The Ting Tings-We Walk
Local Natives-Wide Eyes
Sonic Youth-Bull in the Heather
Hot Hot Heat-Touch You Touch You
Roxy Music-Do the Strand
Brazilian Girls-Jique
Kid Cudi-Day N Night
Sade-Soldier of Love
The Jacksons-This Place Hotel
Groove Armada-Paper Romance
Empire of the Sun-Walking on a Dream
Crystal Castles-Good Times
Capsule-More More More
La Roux-Bulletproof (electrolightz remix)

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Dead Weather - May 7

Seriously, I feel like Jack White must sleep even less than I do. He's definitely about 100x creepier. (Right?)

Gonzo on the air, 3/21

The Box Tops-The Letter
Big Star-In the Street
Big Star-September Gurls
Big Star-Thank You Friends
The Replacements-Alex Chilton
She & Him-In the Sun
Warren Zevon-My Dirty Life and Times
Van Morrison-And it Stoned Me
The Raveonettes-Aly, Walk With Me
Beach House-Norway
Bat for Lashes-What's a Girl to Do
The Soft Pack-C'mon
Vampire Weekend-Cousins
Violent Femmes-I Held Her in My Arms
Neon Indian-Deadbeat Summer
New Young Pony Club-Lost a Girl
The Bird and the Bee-I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Hall and Oates-Private Eyes
Goldfrapp-Rocket (Richard X One Zero Remix) **Free Download at Amazon!**
New Order-1963
Cut Copy-Hearts on Fire
Gorillaz-White Flag
Rainbow Arabia-Omar K
Bonde do Role-Marina do Bairro
Kid Sister-Right Hand Hi

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I love that we live in a world where this exists.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Jam

Alright, it's not funk, but it is funky. New Goldfrapp drops Tuesday, and it sounds like they're getting back into dance music, which is where they shine. Looking forward to hearing Head First!. Here's the lead single, "Rocket."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alex Chilton 1950-2010

We've lost another great. According to a number of sources including the New York Times, Alex Chilton died of a heart attack today at 59.

Two concurrent events in college introduced me to Alex Chilton: a friend of mine turning me on to The Replacements, and another friend putting Big Star's "The Battle of El Goodo" on a mix. These two events happened relatively close to each other - just as I was getting deep into the Replacements, I started to explore Big Star. The former of course immortalized the latter in the song "Alex Chilton" - never travel far / without a little Big Star (Chilton actually produced the song and its parent album, Pleased to Meet Me).

I eventually bought #1 Record/Radio City based purely on the strength of "El Goodo," and was not disappointed at all. Big Star's approach to rock sounded very 1970s, but managed not to fall into the stylistic traps of their peers. That is to say, while the sound of Big Star is identifiably 1970s, in listening to them you never doubted that their hearts were in it. The very same characteristic attracted me to The Replacements, actually. Muscially, the Replacements aren't exceptional. But the combination of Westerburg's lyric's and the band's overall delivery makes it work, and effectively emotes the tone of any given track to the audience. Big Star accomplished the same feat a decade earlier - they simply made you feel.

"The Ballad of El Goodo" remains the best example of this. No matter how many times I hear it or what my listening context may be, the song just makes you stop and absorb its melodic beauty and persevering lyrics.

As Westerburg sang in "Alex Chilton," "I'm in love / with that song."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 3/14

A.C. Newman-Take on Me
White Stripes-Death Letter
We Are Scientists-It's a Hit
Surfer Blood-Floating Vibes
Sugarcubes-Hot Meat
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart-A Teenager in Love
Spoon-Who Makes Your Money
The Rolling Stones-Loving Cup
The Band-The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Replacements-Left of the Dial
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Zero
MGMT-Time to Pretend
Broken Bels-The High Road
Frightened Rabbit-Nothing Like You
Hot Chip-Hand Me Down Your Love
Yeasayer-Ambling Alp
Passion Pit-Little Secrets
Stereolab-Lo-Boob Oscillator
Animal Collective-My Girls
Fleetwood Mac-Tusk
Arctic Monkeys-Dangerous Animals
Flaming Lips-Free Radicals
Vampire Weekend-Contra
Fleet Foxes-Tiger Mountain Pleasant Song
Radiohead-Karma Police

Friday, March 12, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 3/11

Special all funk show as I fill in during Spring Break!
Parliament-P Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)
The Blackbyrds-Reggin'
Sly and the Family Stone-Luv n' Haight
The Bar-Kays-Holy Ghost
War-The Cisco Kid
The JBs-Doing it to Death
Rick James-17
The Gap Band-Burn Rubber on Me
Parliament-Theme from the Black Hole (request!)
The Time-777-9311 (request!....but I was going to play it anyway!)
Klymaxx-The Men All Pause
Chromeo-Bonafide Lovin'
Alan Wilkis-N.I.C.E.
Ohio Players-Skin Tight

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Gonzo on the air, 2/28

Primus-To Defy the Laws of Tradition
Morphine-Early to Bed
Soul Coughing-Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago
Manchester Orchestra-Tony the Tiger
Spoon-The Mystery Zone
Hot Hot Heat-Middle of Nowhere
XTC-Are You Receiving Me
Beach House-A Walk in the Park
The xx-Infinity
Mercury Program-Katos
Broadcast-Long Was the Year
The Pierces-Boring
Tears for Fears-Mad World
The Cure-Love Song
Sade-Soldier of Love
Prince and the Revolution-She's Always in My Hair
Stevie Wonder-Too High
Isaac Hayes-Chocolate Chip
Pop Levi-Dita Dimone
Toba-Moving Up

No show next sunday 3/7 - BUT there will be a special show on thursday, 3/11 from 10pm-(at least) midnight: Dr. Gonzo's Boogie Down! All funky, bootie-shakin' jams.

90.1 FM in Indiana, PA. everywhere else.