Music For Listeners 2008/02/24
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the
2) Willie Nelson-"Whiskey River" From the CD 'Shotgun
3) Oppenheimer-"Straight Out Of Compin" The download B-side
easily found for free on the Bar-None
4) I Was A Cub Scout-"Pink Squares (Album Version)" From the
brand new UK CD 'I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope'.
5) Acid House Kings-"This and That" From the CD 'Mondays Are
Like Tuesdays and Tuesdays Are Like Wednesdays'.
6) Bon Iver-"Skinny Love" From the CD 'For Emma, Forever Ago'.
7) Tapes n' Tapes-"Hang Them All" From the forthcoming CD
'Walk It Off'.
8) White Rabbits-"While We Go Dancing" From the CD 'Fort Nightly'.
9) Blood Red Shoes-"You Bring Me Down" From the CD brand new
UK CD single for "You Bring Me Down".
10) Charlie Parr-"Bonneville" From the CD 'Jubilee'.
11) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds-"Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Single Version)"
From the brand new UK CD single for "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!".
12) Pants Yell!-"New City Life" From the CD 'Alison Statton'.
13) Jim Noir-"Standing On A Corner" From the UK 7" single
for "All Right".
14) Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong-"Lonely Buoy" From the
brand new CD single for "Lonely Buoy".
15) Neon Neon-"Raquel (Extended Edit)" From the UK 12"
single to "Raquel".
16) Let's Wrestle-"Joe Reddington, You'll Be The Death Of Me"
From the brand new CD E.P. 'In Loving Memory Of'.
17) The Ting Tings-"Great DJ" From the UK CD single for "Great
18) Otis Redding-"Respect" From the CD 'The Ultimate Otis
19) Glasvegas-"It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry"
From the brand new UK CD single for "It's My Own Cheating Heart
That Makes Me Cry".
20) The Whigs-"Sleep Sunshine" From the CD 'Mission Control'.
21) DJ Me DJ You-"Soul Transportation" From the CD compilation
22) Manu Chao-"Tristeza Maleza (Live)" From the NME download
compilation 'Love Music Hate Racism'.
23) The Brute Chorus-"Chateau" From the brand new UK CD single
24) Envelopes-"Life On the Beach" From the brand new CD 'Here
Comes the Wind'.
25) The Cribs-"I'm A Realist" From the CD 'Men's Needs, Women's
26) The Coral-"Willow Song" From the brand new UK CD single
for "Put the Sun Back".
27) Vampire Weekend-"I Stand Corrected" From the CD 'Vampire
28) Insect Guide-"Frozen (Sonic Boom Mix)" From the UK CD
single for "Frozen".
29) Laura Marling-"Old Stone" From the forthcoming CD 'Alas
I Cannot Swim'.
30) Emmy The Great-"Gabriel" From the UK CD single for "Gabriel".
31) The Orb-"High Noon" Fromt the brand new UK CD 'The Dream'.
32) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Dawn
of the Replicants-"Bust The Trunk (Singles Compilation)"
Like many great groups that I've
heard over the years, the first time I heard Dawn of the Replicants
was on John Peel's World Service show. During the 90's, before
major access to the internet was obtained, the BBC World Service was
the only access to John Peel's record collection. Sadly it was
only even a thirty-minute program. In the middle of 1997, I heard Peely
play the David Holmes/Tim Goldsworthy remix of a song called "Skullcrusher".
From that first listen I was hooked by the humor and songwriting
of Dawn of the Replicants. I immediately tried to find this release,
but as a lot of Peely's selections, this single was really hard to track
down. It ended up being one of the first things I bought on eBay
way back in late 1998. Dawn of the Replicants are a highly overlooked
and simply underrated band from Scotland, and they deserve your attention.
Some critics have found them, but they have yet to achieve a major
following outside of their homeland. In 2005, while Orly and I
were planning the schedule for SXSW, I saw D.O.T.R. on the list. I knew
I had to see them live and interview them for the show. It turned
out to be their first ever performance in America and I was stunned
that such a great band had never played in the U.S. before. (You
can find MP3's of this concert and our 2005 interview with the band
by clicking here.)
I'm proud that they are friendly supporters of our show. I'm
glad that I've seen them live in concert and talked with such amazing
blues/rock/science fiction loving individuals. John Peel is smiling
somewhere as the twenty-two singles D.O.T.R. released up to 2006 were
played on the radio, and rightly so, their music is sailing out into
the cosmos as we speak. "You may think that I've sold out
but HEY, I'm just checking in, I'm just checking in"
Michael - MFL
33) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.