Sunday, May 31, 2009

Girls Girls Girls Pt. 2 (367 so far...)

Abilene - Dave Alvin
Evil Hearted Ada - The Flamin' Groovies
Adrianna - Jeff Healey Band
Amanda Ruth - Rank And File
Amphetamine Annie - Canned Heat
Angeline - Eddy Lawrence
Sweet Angeline - Mott the Hoople
Miss Ann - Little Richard
Ann Eliza Jane - Brinsley Schwarz w/Frankie Miller
Anna - Arthur Alexander
Losin Anna - Richard Lloyd
Sister Anne - MC5
Annie - Ian McLagan & the Bump Band
Annie Get Your Gun - Squeeze
Astrella From The Astral Plane - Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers
Audrey - Victor DeLorenzo
Barbara-Ann - The Regents
Belinda - The Stabilisers
Bertha Lou - Robert Gordon And Danny Gatton
Along Came Betty - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Who Is Betty - Shirley Brown
Are You Listening Betty Flowers - Doug Powell
Betty Jean - Don Covay
Black Betty - Ministry
Candy Says (Closet Mix) - The Velvet Underground
Cara-Lin - The Strangeloves
Carmelita - Warren Zevon
Caroline - Status Quo
Carolyn - Steve Wynn
Catherine - The Flashcubes
Celestine - Kirsty MacColl
Celia - Toots & The Maytals
Miss Chatelaine (St. Tropez edit) - k.d. lang
Cheree - Question Mark & The Mysterians
Christina's World - Matt Gibson
Hey Christina - Sweet Justice
Christine - Hound Dog Taylor
Cindy - Buddy Merriam & Backroads
Cindy Incidentally - The Faces
Cindy Of A Thousand Lives - Billy Bragg
Cindy Tells Me - Brian Eno
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B
Cleo - Rene Hall
Dawn (Go Away) - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Deborah - Dave Edmunds
Deboraharobed - T. Rex
Beautiful Delilah - The Count Bishops
Desdemona - The Radiators
Diana - George Faith
Dinah - Louis Armstrong
Dolores - Eddie Noack
Dorita - Herb Alpert
Dorothy On My Mind
Drucilla - Nicholas Payton
Edie Is A Sweet Candy - 5.6.7.8's
Little Egypt - The Coasters
Eileen - Keith Richards
Miss Eleana - Sid Selvidge
Lady Eleanor - Lindisfarne
Eleanor Rigby - P.P. Arnold
Elizabeth's Blues - Huw Gower
Eloise (Hang On In There) - William Bell
Elsie - The Divinyls
Emma - The Sisters Of Mercy
Fannie Mae - Booker T. & The MG's
Fanny - Camel Toe
Jivin' Sister Fanny - Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds
Miss Fay Regrets - The Pretty Things
Georgina - Chumbawamba
Gillian - Ane Brun
Gloria - Them
Gloriana - Quickspace
Hard Hearted Hannah - Ray Charles
Isabella - Prince Buster
Sister Isabelle - Del Shannon
Isobel Goudie - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Gotta See Jane - R Dean Taylor
Crow Jane - East River String Band
Hazey Jane II - Nick Drake
Song For Janie - Tim Buckley
Jeanie Jeanie Jeanie - The Inmates
Jemima Surrender - The Band
Jennifer Hanley - Helen Love
Jessica - Juicy Lucy
Jezebel - Peter C Johnson
Joan Crawford - Blue Öyster Cult
Johanna - Iggy Pop & James Williamson
Sweet Johanna - Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars
Josephine - Chris Rea
My Girl Josephine - Chris Farlowe
Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett (w/Duane Allman)
Howlin' for Judy - Jeremy Steig
Juliana - Jim Kremens
Kate - Johnny Cash
Kathleen - Townes Van Zandt
Katy Dear - Charlie Louvin
Kim (Take 4) - Charlie Parker Quartet
Layla - Richard & Linda Thompson
Never Too Late For Linda - Angel Corpus Christi
Moody Liz (take 8) - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Mother Liza - Leroy Smart
Liza Jane - Davie Jones & The King Bees
Lil Liza Jane - Chuck Perkins & the Voices Of The Big Easy
Lizzie Lou - Willie Mitchell
Dizzy Lizzy - Mickey Newbury
Lola - The Kinks
Louise - Howlin' Wolf
Louise McGhee - John Mooney
Lucia – A. More
Lucille - The Everly Brothers
Hello Lucille, Are You A Lesbian? - T Valentine
Lucy - ZZZ
I Love Lucy - The Soft Boys
Lucy's Factory - The Mystics
Hey Little Lucy - Conway Twitty
Miss Lucy - Big Al Downing
The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan - Marianne Faithfull
Lyla - Oasis
Hello Mabel - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Magdalena '83 - Alan Vega
Maggie - Mungo Jerry
Margaret Ruth - Scott McClatchy
Margo - Billy Fury
Mari - Martin Rev
Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras
Marianne - The Charms
Marie - Randy Newman
Little Marie - Chuck Berry
Hail Mary - Hemmit
Hold It Mary - The Axcents
The Wind Cries Mary - Robyn Hitchcock
Mary Kay - Jill Sobule
Mary Long Tongue - Barrington Levy
Mary Lou - Delbert McClinton
Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) - Ricky Nelson
Matilda Mother - Pink Floyd
Maudie - John Lee Hooker
Miss Maybelle - R.L. Burnside
Millie Girl - Owen Gray
Mollena - James Hunter
Hey! Mona Lisa - The Mighty Wah!
Bony Moronie - The Who
Nadia - Jeff Beck
Nancy Sinatra - The Bottle Rockets
Natalia - Van Morrison
Odessa - Ronnie Hawkins
Patricia Twist - Brave Combo
Peggy Day - Bob Dylan
Pretty Polly - The Byrds
Dear Prudence - Siouxsie And The Banshees
50 Ft. Queenie - PJ Harvey
The Lady Rachel - Kevin Ayers
Walk Away Renee - Left Banke
Rosalie - Thin Lizzy
English Rose - Motörhead
Sister Rosetta - Alabama 3
Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Rosie - Joan Armatrading
Sexy Sadie - Paul Weller
Sally Zu Zazz - Big Joe Turner
Long Tall Sally - Marty Robbins
Sandy - John Mayall & Bluesbreakers
Scarlett O'Hara - Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
Sharleena - Frank Zappa
Shayla - Elliot Easton
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - The Ramones
Sheena's In A Goth Gang - The Cramps
She She Little Sheila - Gene Vincent
Shelley My Love - Nick Lowe
Sherry On The Ferry - The Lone Sharks
Runaround Sue - Dion
Susan's Strange - The Psychedelic Furs
Hello Susie - The Move
Come Back Suzanne - Bill Wyman
Hey Suzy - Dion
Tammy - Lolita 18
Teresa - Eddie Cochran
Traci Lords Polka - The Kabalas
Ursula Finally Has Tits - The Queers
Venus Of Avenue D - Mink DeVille
Veronica - Wreckless Eric
Victoria - The Fall
Blue Blue (Victoria) - Bruce Woolley & the Camera Club
Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
Sweet Virginia - The Rolling Stones
Tomorrow, Wendy - Concrete Blonde
Xiomara - Irakere
Yvette - Cannonball Adderley
Zelda - Pete Townshend
Zulema - Don Santiago Jimenez, Sr.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Girls, Girls, Girls...and some new Chris Isaak


Memorial Day Play-list:
Ana - Pixies
Angela - New Math
Angela - The Star Spangles
Angela Jones - Michael Cox
Hey Angelina - Hemmit
Annalisa - Public Image Limited
Miss Anne - Halfbreed
Cycle Annie - The Beachnuts
Annie Mae - John Lee Hooker
Audrey Macy - PT Walkley
Bertha - Los Lobos
Grunge Betty - The Dandy Warhols
Little Bonnie - Drive-By Truckers
Bridget - Mick Hargreaves
Candy Says - The Velvet Underground
Carolina - New Soul Cowboys
Caroline - Kirsty MacColl
Charmaine - Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson
Christine - Spooner
Cinderella - Eric 'Monty' Morris
Cindy, Cindy - Elvis Presley
Collette - Billy Fury
Delia's Gone - Johnny Cash
Delilah - Tyrone Taylor
Denise - Chuck Rio –
Desdemona - John's Children
Deseri - The Mothers Of Invention
Donna Lee - Miles Davis
Donna The Prima Donna - Dion
Edna - The Medallions
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Dear Elaine - Roy Wood
Ella Guru - Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
Eloise - Barry Ryan
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
Ermaline - Zero
Big Leg Emma - The Mothers Of Invention
Evangeline - Mary Gauthier
Francesca - Richard Thompson
Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
Frankie Lee - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
Gabrielle - The Nips
Gardenia - Aubrey Small
Georgia Lee Brown - The Cramps
Geraldine - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Ginny In The Mirror - Del Shannon
Harriet Can Carry It - Danny Adler
Heidi Is A Headcase - The Ramones
Helen Of Troy - John Cale
Isabella - The Sir Douglas Quintet
Jacqueline - James Hunter
Plain Jane - Eddie Hickey
Janie Jones - The Clash
Jennifer Juniper - Donovan
Jenny Lee - Owen Gray
Jenny Ondioline - Stereolab
Jenny, Take A Ride - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
Dear Joanne - Bruce Bruno
Joanni - Kate Bush
Ride On Josephine – Bo Diddley
Judy - Hamell On Trial
Fat Judy - Big John Patton
Hit And Miss Judy - Wreckless Eric
Justine - Don & Dewey
Karen - The Shoes
Karla Faye - Mary Gauthier
Buzz Me Kate - The Wolfmen
Katie Cruel - Karen Dalton
Lana - Roy Orbison
Laura Farina - Ruben Blades
Leslie - Jessie Winchester
Tiger Lily - Luna
Linda - Randy Newman
Liar Linda - Dillinger
Linda Lu - Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
Linda Lu - Ray Sharpe
Dizzy, Miss Lizzy - Larry Williams
Lola - The Kinks
Lorna Banana - Dennis Alacapone & Prince Jazzbo
Lorraine - Buddy Covelle
Lorraine Part 1 - Legend
Lovely Loretta - Gene Vincent
Louise - Ian Gomm
Lucille - B.B. King
Lucy - Shane MacGowan
Luedella - Jimmy Rogers
San Francisco Mabel Joy - Mickey Newbury
Magdalena - Alan Vega
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Marcella - The Beach Boys
Marian (Version) - Sisters Of Mercy
Marie Marie - The Blasters
Mary Ann - Buddy Guy
Mary Annette - Doug Powell
Mary Lee - Eddy Lawrence
Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hand - The Who
Maybellene - Marty Robbins
U.S. Millie - Theoretical Girls
Skinnie Minnie - Lee Curtis & The All Stars
Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
Mona - NRBQ
Mony Mony - Tommy James & the Shondells
Muriel - Alton & Eddy
Nadine - Juicy Lucy
Nancy - Audience
Natalie - Flashcubes
Nefertiti - Calhoun
Norina - Hotel Lights
Ophelia - The Band
Ophelia - Peter Hammill
Pamela Jean - Survivors
Patricia - Billy May & His Orchestra
Pauline - Steve Almaas
My Pearl - Automatic Man
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Pretty Polly - The Stanley Brothers
Priscilla - The Soft Machine
Little Queenie - Chuck Berry
Little Queenie - The Flamin' Groovies
Ramona - Church Keys
Ramona - The Ramones
Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts) - BR5-49
Regina - Sugarcubes
Rene - The Small Faces
Roberta - The Real Kids
Help Me Rhonda - Johnny Rivers
Rosalyn - The Pretty Things
Rose - Mott The Hoople
Roxette - Dr. Feelgood
Hey Ruby, Shut Your Mouth - Ruby & The Party Gang
Sister Ruby's House Of Prayer - Paul Thorn
Sadie Green - Big 'T' Tyler
Sallie Gooden - Eck Robertson
Sally Cinnamon - The Stone Roses
Sally Jo - Rosco Gordon
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Shadazz - Suicide
Shawna - Streetwalkin' Cheetahs
Sheila - Georgia Satellites
Sherry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Shirley Lou - Seasick Steve
Sookie Sookie - Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band
Susan - MX-80
Susie-Q - Dale Hawkins
Tanya - Plas Johnson
Uma - Arto Lindsay
Ursula In A Waiting Room - Martin Newell
Vanessa - Billy Swan
Venus - Television
Vera - Peter Bruntnell
Veronica - Elvis Costello
Victoria - The Fall
Wanda Lou - Tim Buckley
Wendy - Jesse Malin
Wilhemina - Thunderclap Newman
Willa Mae - Al Casey
Xena - Pinky Tuscadero's Whiteknuckle Assfuck
Xiomara - Irakere
Yolanda - Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Yvonne - Marshall Crenshaw
Beautiful Zelda - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Zindy Lou - The Chimes

NoFoSo Alb o’ The Week:
Chris Isaak: Mr. Lucky

The Guilty Pleasure:
Chiquitita – Abba

Last Week’s Listener Thumbs-Ups:

Mississippi John Hurt: Frankie
Los Lobos: Bertha
Kursaal Flyers: Little Does She Know
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Frying Pan
The English Beat: Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret
Commander Cody: Last Call For Alcohol
The Band: Mystery Train
Otis Redding: I Got To Go Back (And Watch That Little Girl Dance)
Legend: Captain Cool
Richard Thompson: Francesca
The Nips: Gabrielle
Lo-Fidelity Allstars: Battleflag
John Lee Hooker: Annie Mae
Black Joe Lewis: Boogie
Thin Lizzy: Here I Go Again
X: See How We Are
William DeVaughn: Be Thankful For What You Got
The Standells: Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White
LCD Soundsystem: Losing My Edge
Aaron Neville: Tell It Like It Is
Public Image Ltd.: Annalisa
Seal & Jeff Beck: Manic Depression
The Chimes: Zindy Lou
Bell XI: One Stringed Harp
Timebox: Misty
22 Pistepirkko: Rally Of Love
Hawksley Workman: All Of Us Kids
Elliot Easton: (Wearing Down) Like A Wheel
Loudon Wainwright III: School Days
Barrington Levy: Love The Life You Live
Ian Hunter: Once Bitten Twice Shy
McAlmont & Butler: Falling
Tammy Wynette: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Sunday, May 17, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 May 17th ‘09

1. Paul Carrack: No Doubt About It
2. Joe Tex: Buying A Book
3. McAlmont & Butler: Falling
4. Buzzcocks: Orgasm Addict
5. The Pixies: Debaser
6. Aswad: Cool Runnings Inna W11 Area
7. Amy Rigby: Don’t Break The Heart
8. Kursaal Flyers: Little Does She Know
9. The Upsetters: Return Of Django
10. Hawksley Workman: All Of Us Kids
11. Iggy Pop & James Williamson: Kill City
12. Status Quo: Down Down
13. Patti Smith: Summer Cannibals
14. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Frying Pan
15. Peter C Johnson: Horse That Throws You
16. Prima Donna: Soul Stripper
17. 22 Pistepirkko: Rally Of Love
18. Larry Wallis: Screw It
19. Sonic Youth: Sugar Kane
20. The Bitter Twins: Riot Club

NoFoSo Alb o’ The Week:
Commander Cody: Doper Drunks And Everyday Losers (Blind Pig)

The Guilty Pleasure:
Gina G: Ooh Aah…Just A Little Bit (Warner Bros)

Last Week’s Listener Thumbs-Ups:
Ted Nugent: Free For All
Suicide: Cheree
Pluto Shervington: Dat
Muddy Waters: You Can’t Lose What You Never Had
Claudia Bettinaglio: Jersey Girl
The Misunderstood: Children Of The Sun
Alan Vega: Fireball
Spike Priggen: Felicity
Jimi Hendrix: Like A Rolling Stone
Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters (Robert Calvert): Ejection
Mungo Jerry: Get Down On Your Baby
Dave Alvin: Sonora’s Death Row
Chumbawamba: Mouthful Of Shit
? & The Mysterians: 96 Tears
Howlin’ Wolf: Down In The Bottom
Allen Toussaint: A Dear Old Southland
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Electric Aunt Jemima
Tindersticks: Marbles
New York Dolls: Better Than You
The Fugs: I Couldn’t Get High
Junior Murvin: Roots Train #1
Can: One More Night
Charlie Louvin: Dark As A Dungeon
Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas: Behaal
Doug Powell: Love Is Like Oxygen
Eddie Cochran: Teenage Heaven
Joey Ramone: Don’t Worry About Me
Glasvegas: Daddy’s Gone

www.live365.com/stations/thespangler

Sunday, May 10, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 May 10th ‘09

1. Angel Corpus Christi: Me And My Beretta
2. Bell XI: Amelia

3. Lady Ann: Informer

4. Lou Reed: What’s Good

5. The English Beat: Save It For Later
6. Kevin Teare: Fairwell Fair Cruelty
7. The Kinks: Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

8. Commander Cody: Seven Eleven
9. Mark Bingham: The Earth Cracks
10. Gavin Bryars: The Sinking Of The Titanic (Hymn II)

11. Home: Fancy Lady Hollywood Child

12. The Heptones: Cool Rasta

13. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives: Babel On

14. Doug Sahm: Just Groove Me

15. Jimi Hendrix: Like A Rolling Stone (live)

16. Bettye LaVette w/the Drive-By Truckers: They Call It Love

17. Doo Rag: Chunked & Muddled
18. Bo Diddley: Do What I Say

19. Radio Birdman: You’re Gonna Miss Me

20. Seasick Steve: Thunderbird


NoFoSo Alb o’ The Week
:

New York Dolls
: Cause I Sez So (Atco Records)


The Guilty Pleasure
:

Anita Ward: Ring My Bell (T.K. Records)

Last Week’s Listener Thumbs-Ups:
Ray Davies
: Yours Truly Confused, N10

Lonnie Mack: Baby What’s Wrong
Symaryp
: Skinhead Girl

Wizzard
: See My Baby Jive

The Kinks
: Come Dancing

Frankie Miller
: It’s All Over

Eric Heatherly
: Judging Beauty

Elvis Presley
: Big Boss Man (alt take 2)

Jimi Hendrix Experience
: Hey Joe

Hoodoo Gurus: Bittersweet
Backyard Babies
: Babylon

Graham Parker
: High Horse

Muddy Waters
: Caldonia
Kasabian
: Club Foot
Jill Sobule
: Mexican Pharmacy

The Hellacopters
: (Gotta Get Some Action) Now
The Hellacopters
: In The Sign Of The Octopus

T. Valentine: Hello Lucille, Are You A Lesbian?
The Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away
Errol Dunkley
: You’re Gonna Need Me

Suicide
: Cheree

Eddie & The Hot Rods
: Do Anything You Wanna Do

Sinead O’Connor
: Jerusalem

Mick Farren
: Mona (A Fragment)
Spiritualized
: Broken Heart

Chuck Berry: Memphis Tennessee
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: TLC
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
: Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing

Gene Vincent
: Baby Blue

Finn’s Motel: Concord Village Optimist Club
Chumbawamba: Give The Anarchist A Cigarette
Albert Lee: Good Times
Veneice Stark
: I Still Love You

Cracker
: Low

Doug Powell
: The Uninvisible Man

Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson: Motor Head Baby
Kris Kristofferson
: The Show Goes On

Lambchop: National Talk Like A Pirate Day
T. Rex
: Ride A White Swan

Mark Bingham
: It Never Goes Away

Medicine Head
: Rising Sun

MX-80
: Don’t Hate The French

The Pretty Things
: Cries From The Midnight Circus

RL Burnside
: Stole My Check

Pete Wingfield
: 18 With A Bullet

Danbert Nobacon & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Rock ‘n’ Roll Holy Wars
Angel Corpus Christi
Phoenix, AZ
photo: ht

scanned from a lenticular 3-D print

Angel Corpus Christi tops the pack this week with a track deemed too 'heavy' (content-wise) to put on the US album. So what did we do? We made it the first single in the UK!

"So if you see me comin', you better step aside
A lot of kids didn't and a lot of kids died.
Don't be reaching for your knife it won't do you any good
Look, whatcha gonna do...stab a bullet?
And I can get by your metal detector,
Don't mess with me and my Beretta"

Her recent homage to Lou Reed called, (what else?) 'Louie Louie' is well worth checking out. Go here, look around...

Lady Ann

The best single to come out of Jamaica in 1982, was 'Informer' by Lady Ann. Produced by Joe Gibbs, it features a killer bass line and a hook that simply chanted the word "Murderer". I used to have the 7", the 12" and the album. Somehow I've ended up with just an mp3. My advice? Never move. You lose stuff.

The (English) Beat are back in full effect at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, May 16th. See you there.

There's a brand new Commander Cody album called 'Dopers Drunks and Everyday Losers' (Blind Pig Records). It's highly enjoyable.

And finally, Sara Hickman wrote to tell me Stephen Bruton finally lost his battle with throat cancer yesterday. This is desperately sad news. Anyone tuning in to North Fork Sound over the last couple of years will know he was a favourite here and I'm sure Nofoso regulars Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton and Jimmie Dale Gilmore would agree his presence in their lives made a huge difference, both personally and professionally. My condolences to his family and all his fans.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 May 3rd ‘09

1. Ike Turner: Jesus Loves Me
2. The Cramps: People Ain’t No Good
3. Dean Wareham: Anesthesia
4. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers: Pablo Picasso
5. John Mooney: Drink A Little Poison (4 U Die)
6. Kris Kristofferson: The Show Goes On
7. Detroit (feat: Mitch Ryder): Long Neck Goose
8. Billy Bragg: Seven And Seven Is
9. Beverly Jones & The Prestons: Hear You Talking
10. Doug Powell: The Uninvisible Man
11. John Doe & The Sadies: Til I Get It Right
12. Ornament: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
13. Allen Toussaint: Singin’ The Blues
14. Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson: Motor Head Baby
15. Johnny Dynell & New York 88: Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
16. The Divinyls: Elsie
17. True Believers: Nobody’s Home
18. Pink Floyd: Interstellar Overdrive (‘Tonight Let’s All Make Love In London’ version)
19. LCD Soundsystem: Yeah (Pretentious Version)
20. Clive Chin & Lloyd Parks: Extraordinary Version

NoFoSo Alb o’ The Week:
Various Artists: Cries From The Midnight Circus/Ladbroke Grove 1967-1978 (featuring The Pretty Things, Quintessence, Mick Farren, Junior’s Eyes, Robert Calvert, Mighty Baby, The Action and more)

The Guilty Pleasure
:
Abba: Does Your Mother Know

Last Week’s Listener Thumbs-Ups:
John Martyn: Certain Surprise
Jeff Onore: Twenty Years
Johnny Rivers: Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
Jona Lewie: The Baby She’s On The Street
Sarah Gillespie: Stalkin’ Juliet
The Psychedelic Furs: The Ghost In You
New York Dolls w/Bo Diddley: Seventeen
Larry Lurex (Freddie Mercury): I Can Hear Music
The Pretty Things: Havana Bound
Lita Ford: Kiss Me Deadly
Robert Medici: She Said Drive
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Sure ‘nuff ‘n’ Yes I Do
Bo Diddley: Road Runner
Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart
Howlin’ Wolf: Little Red Rooster
Bruce Anderson: Lebanon
The Band: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (alt mix)
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals: Fashion One
John Campbell: Angel Of Sorrow
The Rolling Stones: We Love You
Johnny Thunders: You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
TG Sheppard & Delbert McClinton
: 15 Rounds With Jose Cuervo
Spike Priggen: In The Inside
Philip Glass Ensemble w/Bernard Fowler: Changing Opinion
Paul Carrack: Lesson In Love
Mick Jagger: Evening Gown
Kevin Ayres: May I
Marc V: Let Them Stare
Lo-Fidelity Allstars: Feel What I Feel
Karen Verros: You Just Gotta Know My Mind
Ernie Isley: High Wire
Grateful Dead: Till The Morning Comes
Led Zeppelin: Ramble On
Sam Cooke: Little Red Rooster
Detroit (feat: Mitch Ryder): It Ain’t Easy
Mary Gauthier: Drag Queens In Limousines
Adam & The Ants: Dog Eat Dog
Billy Bragg: There Is Power In A Union
Brinsley Schwarz: Nervous On The Road (But Can’t Stay At Home)
Jill Sobule: Nothing To Prove
Keith Gemmell: Whoo-Hoo
The High Dials: The Holy Ground
The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs: Little Tokyo
John Doe & Kathleen Edwards: A Little More Time
Eddie & The Hot Rods: It Came Out Of The Sky (live)
Family: In My Own Time
Finn’s Motel: Concord Village Optimist Club
Gene Vincent: Ain’t She Sweet
Mara Carlyle: Saw Song
Roky Erickson & The Aliens: Don’t Shake Me Lucifer
Savoy Brown: Train To Nowhere

Ike Turner: Jesus Loves Me
We like Ike. As pianist/leader of The Kings Of Rhythm, he cut what is probably the first ever rock & roll single, ‘Rocket 88’. Produced by Sam Phillips, the single was credited to Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats and released on the Chess label, reaching #1 on the R&B charts in 1951. With Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner) and Phil Spector, he made the greatest single of all time, ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ and continued to make great music up until his death on Dec 12, 2007. 'Jesus Loves Me' is from his last album 'Risin' With The Blues
'.

Ivy Rorschach, Lux Interior
N. Edgemont St, Los Angeles
photo: ht
The Cramps: People Ain't No Good
If there was any justice, The Cramps would be number 2 - at least - on all charts (including ‘classical’) every week.


Terry Tolkin, Dean Wareham 23rd St, NYC
photo: ht
scanned from a lenticular 3-D print

Dean Wareham: Anesthesia
Ornament: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Dean Wareham is just one of the artists that helped make no. 6 Records a respected
indy label at college radio throughout the 90’s and now there’s a (double) cd of all its 7" 45s, ‘Speed Dating: The no. 6 Records Compendium. Founded in 1989 by Terry Tolkin, no. 6 managed to put out about 50 records during its 10 year existence and was an early champion of artists like Unrest, The Afghan Whigs, Luna, Tindersticks and Nada Surf. The label’s first album release (in 1989) was 'The Bridge - A Tribute To Neil Young' benefiting the Youngs' Bridge School cause and it featured Soul Asylum, Victoria Williams, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, the Pixies and more. A couple of years later, alt darlings Thurston Moore, Wayne Coyne, J. Mascis, Paul Leary, Kim Gordon, Nikki Sudden, Steve Albini and 19 other 6-string slashers contributed to Terry’s ‘Guitarrorists’ compilation. I brought Terry to Elektra’s a&r department where he gave us Luna, Stereolab and the Afghan Whigs and, for a while, things were looking good. But when one of the artists he signed stole his wife and the building in which he lived on 17th St. collapsed destroying all his vinyl, a very valuable movie poster collection and all the no. 6 masters and artwork, it began a streak of bad luck and gruelling times for Terry. Luckily, he's managed to fight through it and now lives on a farm in Oklahoma with a dog and a Glock.
Ornament were Marcy Mays (from Scrawl) and Greg Dulli (from the Afghan Whigs)
more pics of Terry

Billy Bragg
photo: ht


Billy Bragg: Seven And Seven Is
Apart from the odd glimpse of a wandering, fully electric Billy Bragg (with loud-speakers on antenna-like stalks growing from his shoulders) accosting people with his songs in the corridors of a New Music Seminar hotel,
the first time I saw him properly was when his manager, Peter Jenner, asked if I could come and see him open for The Smiths at NYC's Beacon Theater. I didn't know Peter well, but he's been involved in so many great things I jumped at the chance. As one half of Blackhill Enterprises, he and partner Andrew King had managed Pink Floyd, Marc Bolan, The Edgar Broughton Band, Roy Harper, The Clash, Ian Dury and had organized the free concerts in Hyde Park in the 60s and 70s. Peter had also run EMI's 'underground' label, Harvest, run the a&r dept. at Charisma Records before it was bought out by Virgin and I soon got to know an immensely interesting and entertaining fellow, whose out-of-the-box thinking, sense of fair play and advocacy for artists’ rights puts him right at the top of the good guys column (managers division). Up until then, I’d only heard a couple of Billy’s singles and they hadn’t made much of an impression. I’ve always found, however, that it’s the ‘live’ experience that sorts out the real from the fake and at this show, I finally got it. I was thinking his coarse, un-trained, yet distinctive voice might have a certain commercial appeal when, out of the blue, I found tears running down my cheeks as Billy delivered ‘There Is Power In A Union’ on behalf of the thousands of striking British miners whose jobs were about to disappear courtesy Margaret Thatcher. I looked around...he had the audience in his hands and they had him in their hearts.
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Billy Bragg 'Old Clash Fan Fight Song'
Grand Ballroom, Manhattan Center, NYC
October 25th 2008


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Billy Bragg 'N.W.P.A.'
Grand Ballroom, Manhattan Center, NYC
October 25th 2008


Everybody was entranced. It didn’t hurt either that Billy is a natural speaker who infuses his message with humour and passion. 'Til then, I’d never been very interested in politics, but the Elektra label had quite a history in that department (Phil Ochs, Judy Collins, MC5) and at the time, with people like (10,000 Maniacs’) Natalie Merchant, Rubén Blades and Jackson Browne doing their bit, it was a natural fit. Billy recorded 'Seven And Seven Is' for Elektra's 40th anniversary album, 'Rubaiyat'. Why they left it off Billy's career retrospective multi cd box sets 'Volume 1' and 'Volume 2' is anybody's guess.
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John Doe
on a bus, somewhere in Germany
photo: ht

John Doe & The Sadies: Til I Get It Right
John Doe is not a slacker. As an actor, he’s appeared in 47 films and 28 tv episodes (including 'Carnivale' and 'Roswell'). As a founder member of revered Los Angeles punk band “X”, he’s released 10 albums, 2 greatest hits compilations and appeared in 5 films. As a solo artist, he’s just released his 8th album, a collaboration with The Sadies, ‘Country Club’ (YepRoc Records). As always, he delivers.

Robert Buck, John Doe
Elektra Records Grammy party, Los Angeles, CA

photo: ht
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Christina Amphlett/The Divinyls
The Ritz, NYC

photo: Eric Maché
The Divinyls: Elsie
I saw the Divinyls open for the Psychedelic Furs one afternoon at an open air gig one afternoon at Syracuse University
. If you're looking for a female Iggy, Christina Amphlett's your gal. She wore a white blouse with a tartan schoolgirl’s tunic and during their epic ‘Elsie’ late in the set, she took out a lipstick and started scrawling all over her face and arms with it. She lurched around the stage in some kind of psychotic fog, grunting, practically dragging her knuckles along the floor. Then she proceeded to upend a large bucket of water over her head while growling “Open the door, Wally”. She had a feral, primitive appeal. She was beautiful. Ya had to see it, but here's a close approximation, cleaned up a bit for tv.