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Music For Listeners 08/09/2014

1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme"  From the CD compilation 'Anthology'.
2) El Campo-"Neathe Every Moon"  From the flexidisc single for "Open Casket".
3) Medicine-"Turning"  From the forthcoming album 'Home Everywhere'.
4) Literature-"Jimmy"  From the forthcoming album 'Chorus'.
5) Floating Action-"Taking Me a Little While"  From the forthcoming album 'Body Questions'.
6) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-"As Always"  From the album 'Only Run'.
7) Spoon-"Rent I Pay"  From the brand new album 'They Want My Soul'.
8) Honeyblood-"No Spare Key"  From the brand new album 'Honeyblood'.
9) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-"American Dream Plan B"  From the brand new album 'Hypnotic Eye'.
10) The Whigs-"Too Much in the Morning"  From the album 'Modern Creation'.
11) The Luxembourg Signal-"Wishing Pool"  From the forthcoming album "The Luxembourg Signal".
12) Alvvays-"Dives"  From the brand new album 'Alvvays'.
13) Famy-"Have You Ever Seen the Rain"  From the brand new digital single for "Ava".
14) The Smittens-"Closer To Fine"  From the forthcoming album 'Love Record Breaker'.
15) The Hawks (of Holy Rosary)-"Panda Buffet"  From the brand new vinyl album 'What Team Am I On?'.
16) Summer Camp-"Swimming Pool"  From the brand new soundtrack to the motion picture "Beyond Clueless".
17) Tom Vek-"Ton Of Bricks"  From the brand new album 'Luck'.
18) Dominic Glynn-"Doctor Who Theme (Gallifrey One Remix)"  From the brand new digital single for "Doctor Who Theme: The Gallifrey Remixes".
19) James-"All I'm Saying"  From the brand new album 'Le Petite Mort'.
20) Little Tornados-"Free Your Mind"  From the brand new album 'Free Your Mind'.
21) Field Mouse-"Bright Lights"  From the brand new album 'Hold Still Life'.
22) The Leaf Library-"Goodbye Four Walls"  From the digital single for "The Greater Good".
23) Zulu Winter-"Feel Love"  From the brand new album 'Stutter'.
24) Lowpines-"Call Off The Hunt"  From the brand new digital single for "Call Off The Hunt".
25) Sterling Roswell-"Interplanenary Spaceliner"  From the brand new album 'The Call Of The Cosmos'.
26) Slow Club-"The Queen's Nose"  From the brand new album 'Complete Surrender'.
27) The Vacant Lots-"Paint This City"  From the album 'Departure'.
28) Courtship Ritual-"Yellow Spiders"  From the brand new album 'Pith'.
29) Cold Specks-"Paper Shadows"  From the brand new digital single for "Bodies At Bay".
30) "The Mid-Morning Recording"          Chris Bell-'I Am the Cosmos'
Whenever I go to Memphis, I try to make some of the trip about the band Big Star. Last time I visited Memphis, I went to Mortimer's Restaurant and Bar to see the shrine they have to the band. Back in the 70's, the restaurant was owned by Chris Bell's father, but is now owned by his sister. Sadly at age 27, Chris was on his way home from that restaurant, (where he worked as a manager), when the Triumph he was driving crashed into a ulitity pole at the corner of Poplar and Grove Park. His funeral was the next day, December 28th; the birthday of Alex Chilton. It would be another 14 years before the world would hear the masterpiece album that is "I Am the Cosmos". It's too bad that Alex and Chris could never reunite, at least in this world. Ryko releasing this album is pretty much what led me to hear Big Star. I finally heard them the year this album was released. It took me a long time to find that band, and I'm still sad about it. I'm still sad that how this member of the rock and roll 27-club, never got his wonderful music heard, while he was alive. Alex got to reap some of those rewards during his life, but also not entirely. Big Star is still one of the greatest rock and roll bands that never got famous. The greatest indie band of all-time, and this album shows how Chris Bell's influence shined in his work for that band. "Every night I tell myself, I am the cosmos."
31) James-"Sayonara"  From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
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