Music For Listeners 2007/06/16
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) My Two Toms-"Handsome Dog" From the double CD release 'Field
Recordings' and 'Two'.
3) Foals-"Balloons (Live)" From the limited UK E.P. 'Live'.
4) Ash-"Comet Tempel 1" From the UK 7" single for "You
Can't Have It All".
5) Ra Ra Riot-"Dying Is Fine" From the CD E.P. 'Ra Ra Riot'.
6) The Rakes-"Suspicious Eyes" From the CD 'Ten New Messages'.
7) Au Revior Simone-"A Violent Yet Flammable World" From the
CD 'The Bird of Music'.
8) Devo-"A Plan For U (Demo)" From the CD 'Hardcore Devo Volume
9) The Pigeon Dectectives-"I'm Not Sorry" From the brand new
CD 'Wait for Me'.
10) The Wedding Present-"Nickles and Dimes" From the CD compilation
'Search for Paradise'.
11) Lucky Soul-"Lips Are Unhappy" From the CD 'The Great Unwanted'.
12) Good Shoes-"Blue Eyes" From the CD 'Think Before You Speak'.
13) Jeremy Warmsley-"5 Verses" From the CD 'The Art of Fiction'.
14) Embrace-"Even Smaller Stones" From the UK CD 'This New Day'.
15) The Bees (A Band of Bees)-"Left Foot Stepdown" From the
brand new CD 'Octopus'.
16) The Fiery Furnaces-"Don't Dance Her Down" From the CD 'Gallowsbird's
17) The Good, The Bad, and the Queen-"Behind the Sun" From the
CD 'The Good, The Bad, and the Queen'.
18) Voxtrot-"The Future, Part 1" From the CD 'Voxtrot'.
19) The Magnetic Fields-"Desert Island" From the CD 'Holiday'.
20) Electrelane-"Saturday" From the CD 'No Shouts, No Calls'.
21) Kaiser Chiefs-"Learnt My Lesson Well" From the CD 'Yours
Truly, Angry Mob'.
22) Scissors for Lefty-"Wandering Arms" From the brand new CD
23) Two Gallants-"Seems Like Home To Me" From the brand new
CD E.P. 'The Scenery of Farewell'.
24) Poster Children-"Clock Street" From the CD 'Tool of the
25) Verve-"She's A Superstar (Edit)" From the CD 'Verve E.P.'.
26) The Loungs-"I'm Gonna Take Your Girl" From the CD 'We Are
27) Yo La Tengo-"Don't Have To Be So Sad" From the CD 'Summer
28) Nick Drake-"Blues Run the Game" From the forthcoming CD
29) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Oppenheimer-'Oppenheimer'
In March 2006, Orlando
and I got to see Oppenheimer live for the first time. All the way from
Belfast, Ireland they just happened to be in Austin on St Patty's Day
for their first ever American gig. Since then, I've seen the band three
other times, and each time I did, I got to record their set for archival
or broadcast purposes. Each time they rocked the place out and impressed
many along the way. I would have to say right off that they may have the
best influences of any band I know. Influences like David Lynch films,
Brian Eno, The Orb and Mates of State arerepresented in their music. I
would have to say that they have the best taste in film and music, and
Oppenheimer have a good thing going. Not many bands can claim such a huge
palette of influence. It shows in their work. Two members playing drums,
guitars, keyboards, and vocoders. For just two guys, their sound is thick
and stunning. In the live setting they have their amazing sound man, and
John Peel look-a-like, Gerry Bannon laying in the backing tracks. Behind
the board, he becomes their third member and really allows their live
sound to be equally as impressive as their studio tracks. Even though
they use backing tracks in the live setting, it doesn't take away from
the sound coming from the acutal performance. They seam rock and techno
together to a perfect pop fit. This self-titled release is an amazing
debut and it leaves us fans wanting to see what they pull out next. Most
likely another album full of great single worthy songs. They seem to love
our little show as well, even putting us on their SXSW report for BBC
Ireland. Maybe if Gerry ever decides to retire, they will hire me to work
their magic behind the board. They are total professionals, and I totally
respect the sound they are providing. You should as well. "This ain't
the way to get the trouble started.".
Michael - MFL
30) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
31) The Hat-"Open Hearts" From the UK CD single for "Open