Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 End-of-the-Year Ram Jam Spectacular Show - 12/29/08

Tonight I played the best songs of this year, 2008. If you have a problem with that, take it up with Kronos, the Time Lord.

Here is the link to download the show, in linkabetical order:

2008 Show

And of course the playlist, in playlistabetical order:

Let it All Go - Jay Reatard
Second, Minute, Or Hour - Jack Penate
Daylight - Matt & Kim
Heavy Heart - Ghostland Observatory
Nobody Lost, Nobody Found - Cut Copy
I'm Not Scared - Ladytron
Forever Growing Centipedes - The Faint
Geraldine - Glasvegas
Broke Up the Time - The Futureheads
Second Life - Gang of 4
Endless Summer of the Damned - Bauhaus
All Kinds of Stuff - The Cure
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You - The Black Kids
Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts
Strobe - Friendly Fires
Magic Doors - Portishead
Want the Candy - The Raveonettes
Wishing Well - Love is All
I Was Mad For You - She & Him
All I Need Tonight (Is You) - Gentlemen Jesse
Dig, Lazurus, Dig!!! - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Campus - Vampire Weekend
Magic - Ladyhawke
Century - The Long Blondes
Too Too Too Fast - Ra Ra Riot
What Would Lou Reed Do? - I Am the Heat
People Talk - Cheap Time
Always Wanting More - Jay Reatard

***New Stuff From New Stuff Playlist***

(N) Hard to Detect - Magas - from the album, "Friends Forever"
(N) Qudra - Tangtype - from the album, "Flake Out"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Should Have Been Hits Show - 12/8/08

All of these songs should have been among each respective artist's greatest of hits. Or at least more popular. Hopefully that will change after people listen to last night's show. Hopefully everything will change and you can point to this very moment in time as the moment you found out who you really are. The link is right below:

Should Have Been Hits Show


The Imposter - Elvis Costello
Telegraph - OMD
Let's All Go - Killing Joke
Picasso Visitia El Planeta de los Simios - Adam and the Ants
Victor - Blondie
Lie to Me - Depeche Mode
Face Up - New Order
Nice 'N' Neat - The Boomtown Rats
In the Future - Sparks
The Olympian - Skids
Controller - Oingo Boingo
Two Swords - English Beat
Call Box - Wall of Voodoo
Burning With Optimism's Flame - XTC
Life in Laralay - Love in Rockets
The Sound of the Crowd - Human League
Don't Talk To Me About Love - Altered Images
Me! I Disconnect From You! - Gary Numan
...And Stones - The Blue Aeroplanes
Everywhere At Once - The Plimsouls
To the Sky - The Cure
Up in Heaven - The Clash
Little Rough Rhinestone - Soft Cell
Inwards - Big Country

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

CoverED Songs Show - 12/1/08

On this very night I played the original versions of songs that would one day be covered by our favorite post-punk/new wave/alternative musicianeers. A different kind of show, really. Not your father's post-punk. Although actually, maybe it sort of was. Here's the link for download:

Covered Songs Show

Playlist coming now:

Third Uncle - Brian Eno (covered most notably by Bauhaus)
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie (covered by Bauhaus)
Telegram Sam - T-Rex (covered by Bauhaus)
China Girl - Iggy Pop (covered by David Bowie)
Police on My Back - The Equals (covered by The Clash)
Police and Thieves - Junior Murvin (covered by The Clash)
The Tide Is High - The Paragons (covered by Blondie)
Hangin' on the Telephone - The Nerves (covered by Blondie)
Denise - Randy and the Rainbows (covered by Blondie as, "Denis")
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones (covered by Soft Cell)
What? - Judy Street (covered by Soft Cell)
Head On - The Jesus and Mary Chain (covered by The Pixies)
This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us - Sparks (covered by Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Dear Prudence - The Beatles (covered by Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon & Garfunkel (covered by The Bangles)
Let's Live For Today - The Grass Roots (covered by Lords of the New Church)
Ball of Confusion - The Temptations (covered by Love and Rockets)
Rudy, A Message To You - Dandy Livingstone (covered by The Specials as "A Message To You, Rudy")
Monkey Man - Toots & the Maytals (covered by The Specials)
Pablo Picasso - The Modern Lovers (covered by Burning Sensations)
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen (covered by The Ramones AND The Cramps)
I Love Rock & Roll - The Arrows (covered by Joan Jett)
The Passenger - Iggy Pop (covered by Siouxsie and the Banshees)
He's A Whore - Cheap Trick (covered by Big Black)
He's Gonna' Step On You Again - John Kongos (covered by Happy Mondays as "Step On")
Ceremony (live) - Joy Division (covered by New Order)
The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie (covered by Nirvana)

New Music Off Of New Music Playlist***

Soberbia - Laxula - off of the album, "X-Ile"
195 Pounds - Nightmares On Wax - off of the album, "Thought So..."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Leeds UK Show - 11/17/08

Everything tonight was made in Leeds, England. Like Sheffield, Leeds may not be a household name but it is truly one of post-punk's finest cities. You can download its story by following the link below:

Leeds Show

The songs came out like this:

A Rock and a Hard Place - The Sisters of Mercy
Talk About the Weather - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Religious As Hell - March Violets
Deliverance - The Mission UK
Seedy Films - Soft Cell
Time Thief - Pale Saints
Away - The Bolshoi
***Guilty Pleasure*** Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
The Human Factor - Music For Pleasure
Thirteen - !Forward Russia!
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Pleasure - Girls At Our Best
Singing the Praises - Delta 5
Big Zombie - The Mekons
Damaged Goods - Gang of 4
Head in the Clouds - Ada Wilson and Keep in the Dark
Never Said - The Wedding Present
Giving Ground - The Sisterhood
The War Against Sleep - Cassandra Complex
Jonny Boy - Manhattan Love Suicides
Many Thanks For Your Honest Opinion - The Lodger
White Sound - Bill Nelson
Made in Heaven - Be Bop Deluxe
He'd Send In The Army (live) - Gang of 4

***New Music Off Of New Music Playlist***

(N) Crazy Dancing - Daedalus - Daly City Records Presents
(N) Powerball - Dandi Wind - (No album title)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sheffield UK Show - 11/10/08

Just a steeltown girl (town) on a Saturday (Monday) night. Sheffield UK, an English city that may not get a lot of publicity but certainly has its place in the heart of post-punk as well as modern indie music. I played only bands from Sheffield, spanning from the mid/late seventies to the present day. And you can download them all by following this link:

Sheffield UK Show

Being Boiled - Human League
Pulse Lovers - The Future
Diskono -Cabaret Voltaire
Afterwards - Artery
New Girls Neutrons - Vice Versa
Touch - I'm So Hollow
Where Have I Seen You - They Must Be Russians
All Time Low - 2.3
Red Planet - Comsat Angels
Going Steady - Jilted John
When I See You - The Thompson Twins
Sensorium - Clock DVA
Baby Called Billy - British Electric Foundation
Geisha Boys and Temple Girls - Heaven 17
The Look Of Love - ABC
Heaven is Waiting - Danse Society
Babies - Pulp
***Guilty Pleasure - Or Is It?*** Photograph - Def Leppard
High Strung Chironi - Pink Grease
View From the Afternoon - Arctic Monkeys
Fight Music For the Fight - Bromheads Jacket
Lust in the Movies - The Long Blondes
Dear Constable - The Harrisons
Letters - Navvy
Not What It Used To Be - Fury of the Headteachers
Blank Clocks - The Future

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Political Songs Show on Election Eve - 11/3/08

'Twas the night before election and what better way to celebrate than to play politcally-themed songs of the post-punk, punk, and alternative genres? What? I'm seriously asking you. Because I couldn't think of anything better so that is exactly what I did.

Sadly, there was a point in the show where the broadcast abruptly stopped but like any good American, I rolled up my sleeves, opened up a sound editing program, and pasted the rest of the songs left on my playlist to the end of the recording posted on my blog. You can download that recording by following the link below:

Political Song Show


Freedom of Choice - Devo
Government Flu - Dead Kennedys
Capitalism - Oingo Boingo
Armagh - Au Pairs
Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers
I Got A Right (live) - Adolescents
Butyric Acid - Consolidated
Out On Your Own - Easterhouse
Democracy? - The Damned
Natural's Not In - Gang of 4
Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret - The English Beat
Which Side Are You On? - Billy Bragg
Two Million Voices - Angelic Upstarts
Fuck the Tories - Riot Squad
Fuck tha Police - N.W.A.
Summer of '81 - The Vibrators
Living With Unemployment - The Newtown Neurotics
Career Opportunities - The Clash
Reaganomics - D.R.I.
My Country - New Model Army
Alienation - Poison Girls
Burdon of Shame - UB40
Driven To Tears (live) - The Police
I'm A Conservative - Iggy Pop
The Politics of Dancing - Re-Flex
We Don't Need That Fascist Groove Thang - Heaven 17
Election Day - Arcadia

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Spooooky Song Show - 10/27/08

Just in time for Halloween and 6 months after Administrative Professionals Day, PPFP delivers a show of songs that may be a little bit frightening, if songs can be frightening. To find out for sure and increase overall awareness, download this link below and download it good.

Spooooky Song Show

Note the tracklist below

Departure - Bauhaus
Burning Skies - Tones on Tail
Lady Shave - Fad Gadget
Mother/Oh Mein Papa - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Overture (excerpt) - Christian Death
Spiritual Cramp - Christian Death
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
The Holy Hour - The Cure
Martin - Soft Cell
Circus of Dr. Lao - The Future
Clown - Switchblade Symphony
Simple Addictions - Screams For Tina
***Guilty Pleasure - It's back!*** Claire's Horrors - London After Midnight
Memphisto (excerpt) - Depeche Mode
Always Now - Section 25
I Am Misery - Samhain
(excerpt from the film, "The Shining") - Scatman Crothers
Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Blundertown - The Birthday Party
Children Write On Missiles - Scarlet's Remains
Holy Hell - Shadow Project
Dead and Buried - Alien Sex Fiend
Hollow Hills - Bauhaus

****New Songs Off Of New Song Playlist****

(N) Professional Eyes - Stripmail Seizures - The Secret To Financial Freedom
(N) Impending Zombie Apocalypse - Git Some - Cosmic Rock
(N) Free Money - Stripmail Seizures - The Secret To Financial Freedom

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ska (and its influence on post-punk) Show - 10/20/08

All from the 2-Tone ska movement. A movement that was all about racial harmony and dancing so if that's not appealing to you, well, as a very wise man once said, you might be a redneck.

Download the show from this link below. If that doesn't make sense then....you also might be a redneck. This Jeff Foxworthy schtick doing anything for you?

Ska And Its Influence On Post-Punk Show

Here come those songs:

One Step Beyond - Madness
Nite Klub - The Specials
Barnyard Connection - Fun Boy 3
Happy Families - The Piranhas
Lip Up Fatty/Ne Ne Ne Na Na Na Nu Nu - Bad Manners
Pretty Boys - Joe Jackson
Man in a Suitcase - The Police
Harborcoat - REM
Violent Love - Oingo Boingo
Elvis Should Play Ska - Graduate
Too Much Pressure - The Selector
Ruder Than You - The Bodysnatchers
Ranking Full Stop - English Beat
Free Nelson Mandela - Special AKA
Braggin and Trying Not To Lie - Roddy Radiation
Product Perfect - Fashion
Meccanic Dancing (Oh We Go!) - XTC
The General - Untouchables
Tropical Bird - Untouchables
Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
Away - Swingin' Cats
Sea Cruise - Rico
Monkey Man - The Specials
Party At Ground Zero - Fishbone
Talk Is Cheap - The Toasters

***New Stuff Off Of New Stuff Playlist***

(N) Siki Siki Baba - Kocani Orkestra - off of the album "Electric Gypsyland"
(N) Borstal Boys - Ol' Cheeky Bastard - off of the album "Bag of Tricks"
(N) Neascu In Africa - Shrine Synchro System vs. Taraf de Haidouts - off of the album "Electric Gypsyland"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bass Guitar Show - 10/13/08

That's right, the great bass players and bass lines of post-punk and in one case, old school rap. The download and subsequent happiness is only a carriage return away.

Bass Guitar Show

And this is what you will hear:

At Home He's A Tourist - Gang of 4 (Dave Allen)
Other Voices - The Cure (Simon Gallup)
Shoot You Down - APB (Iain Slater)
Hypnotic Love Affair - APB (Iain Slater)
Twist and Crawl - English Beat (David Steele)
White Palms - BRMC (Robert Levon Been)
Alice - The Sisters of Mercy (Craig Adams)
The Magnificent Seven - The Clash (Paul Simonon)
Red, Green, and Gold - Fashion (Mulligan)
The National Anthem - Radiohead (Colin Greenwood)
Hungry So Angry - Medium Medium (Alan Turton)
7th Time - Clan of Xymox (Anka Wolbert)
Visions of China - Japan (Mick Karn)
Golly Golly Go Buddy! - Bow Wow Wow (Leigh Gorman)
Disorder - Joy Division (Peter Hook)
Blood and Roses - The Smithereens (Mark Mesasros)
Straighten Out - The Stranglers (Jean Jacques Burnel)
Steam - The March Violets (Laurence Elliot)
Danced (Live) - Toyah Wilcox (Mark Henry)
Tenant - Siouxsie and the Banshees (Steve Severin)
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen (John Deacon)
White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash and Mellie Mel (original bass line by Richard McGuire)

***New Music Off Of New Music Playlist***

(N) Glue Your Eyelids Together - ADULT. - Anxiety Always
(N) Courtship Dating - Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Monday, October 13, 2008

Guitar Heroes of Post-Punk - 10/6/08

The guitar has many names. The axe. The git box. Well that's really it. Great, distinct, creative, innovative, interesting guitarists have many more names and on this night they finally got their comeupance. Comeupance can be postive!

Download it while it's hot from this internet location:

Guitar Heroes of Post-Punk Show

Still Ill - The Smiths (Johnny Marr)
In the Flat Field - Bauhaus (Daniel Ash)
Not From Where I'm Standing - The Wedding Present (Peter Solowka)
God Forbid - Wild Swans (Jeremy Kelley)
Circus Games - Skids (Stuart Adamson)
Guns Before Butter - Gang of 4 (Andy Gill)
Noise Annoys - Buzzcocks (Steve Diggle)
Up the Down Escalator - The Chameleons (Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding)
Gloria - U2 (David "The Ledge" Evans)
Colony - Joy Division (Bernard Sumner)
Pretty Persuasion - REM (Peter Buck)
I'm Amazed - Pixies (Joey Santiago)
Push - The Cure (Robert Smith and Porl Thompson)
Marquee Moon - Television (Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd)
News of the World - The Jam (Paul Weller)
Heaven Up Here - Echo & the Bunnymen (Will Sergeant)
Fatman - Southern Death Cult (David Burrows)
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult (Billy Duffy)
Into the Light - Siouxsie & the Banshees (John McGeogh)
Friendcatcher - The Birthday Party (Rowland Howard)
Because You're Frightened - Magazine (John McGeogh)
Harvest Home - Big Country (Stuart Adamson)

***New Music Off Of New Music Playlist***
(N) A Crack in the Mask - The Class War - off the album "A Crack in the Mask"
(N) Cocaine - The Compulsions - off the album "Demon Love"