Friday, February 27, 2015

Pub Rock - 2/27/15

Pubs give us plenty of good things - alcohol, sports on the television, a place to go and sit for awhile, sometimes food - and in the early 70s, pubs around London gave us an extremely short-lived, small-but-influential music scene, which was very much a precursor to the punk movement that would immediately follow. Plenty of future punks and post punks got their start in this little scene and some of the music was pretty good too.

I'd say that's a win all-around for everyone. And I figured the least I could do is dedicate a show to the music and the pubs I owe so much to. Feel free to join me on this crawl by clicking on the link below:

PUB ROCK - 2_27_15


1.) Surrender to the Rhythm - Brinsley Schwarz
2.) Here Comes the Night - Ducks Deluxe
3.) She Does It Right - Dr. Feelgood
4.) Quit this Town - Eddie and the Hotrods
5.) Twenty Tiny Fingers - Kilburn and the High Roads
6.) Baseball Heroes - Flip City
7.) Hold Back the Night - Graham Parker and the Rumour
8.) Keys To Your Heart - The 101ers
9.) Tomorrow Was the Hereafter- The Stranglers
10.) Waiting - The Doctors of Madness
11.) Doctor - Fabulous Poodles
12.) Little Girls Know - Riff Raff
13.) Dancing the Night Away - The Motors
14.) Can We Go Dancing? - The Amber Squad
15.) Heart of the City - Nick Lowe
16.) Local Girls - Graham Parker
17.) Red Hot (My Girl is Red Hot) - Bees Make Honey
***BONUS TRACK*** 18.) We Vibrate - The Vibrators

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Theatre! - 2/13/15

While normally I hate it when someone spells theater as "theatre", I think it kind of applies in this case. Because tonight's episode was all about being over-the-top, dramatic, cinematic, and even pretentious. Like something you would see/hear in the theater from people who call it the "theatre".

But instead of that being annoying, it's actually kind of awesome. One of the many things I love about post punk is that there is often a such a high level of artistic commitment. People aren't necessarily trying to hang back and be cool, they go all-in, unafraid to look silly even when they do in fact look quite silly. And that quality very much applies to creating music with a sense of theater. If you want to listen to some of my nominees for Best Theatrical Post Punk Music, click on the link below:

THE THEATRE! - 2/13/15


1.) Spirit - Bauhaus
2.) Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
3.) This Corrosion - Sisters of Mercy
4.) Overground (The Thorn version) - Siouxsie & the Banshees
5.) History of the World Pt. 1 - The Damned
6.) Vienna - Ultravox
7.) Visions of Blue - Ultravox
8.) Dressed in Black - Depeche Mode
9.) The Look Of Love - ABC
10.) Gold - Spandau Ballet
11.) Riot - Dead Kennedys
12.) Down in the Sewer - The Stranglers
13.) Motorcade - Magazine
14.) Man Overboard - Blondie
15.) Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant
16.) Nicotina - Sparks
17.) Entertain Me - Soft Cell
18.) A Million Manias - Marc & the Mambas
19.) Arms of Cicero - Sex Gang Children
20.) Swamp Thing - The Chameleons
21.) A Few Hours After This - The Cure
22.) This Vicious Cabaret - V is for Vendetta
23.) Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? - Bauhaus