Sunday, December 27, 2009

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #11 Shooting Dirty Pool

Tonight we head over to the East Bay, Shoot some Dirty Pool, get Stuck Between Stations and end up with the Girl with the Far Away Eyes.

East Bay Nights
Let The Dominos Fall

Let's Go

Sound System
Operation Ivy
Operation Ivy

No. 13 Baby

Shooting Dirty Pool
Pleased to Meet Me

Hellbound Glory
Hellbound Glory
Scumbag Country

Face To Face

Vampire Girlfriend
Switchblade Justice

Telephone Girl
Hush Money
Electrified and Buried by the Sound

Desmond Dekker and the Aces
Uni 7"
The Harder They Come (Deluxe Edition)LP

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Capital 7"
White Album

Redness in the West
Lawrence Arms
Fat Wreck Records 7"

Stuck Between Stations
Hold Steady
UK Vagrant 7"
Boys and Girls in America LP

Time Bomb
UK Epitath 7"
Out Comes the Wolves LP

Far Away Eyes
Rolling Stones
Warner Brother 7"
Some Girls LP

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lars Fredrickson as Santa

There are probably people who look less like Santa Claus than Lars Frederiksen, but they don't come to mind immediately. A guitarist and vocalist for the punk band Rancid, Frederiksen battled through some hardscrabble years growing up near San Jose, then worked his way through rock 'n' roll hell.

"I'm lucky I'm not dead," Frederiksen said. "I struggled with drug and alcohol addictions and I was homeless for a period of time."

So what was he doing handing out free skateboards to teenagers at the new 10th and Mission Family Housing Apartments on Monday afternoon? It begins with a friendship with San Francisco's homeless policy director, Dariush Kayhan, who invited him to attend Project Homeless Connect this month.

"It was emotional," said Frederiksen, who says he was reminded of his mother's struggles as a single parent. "But I was thinking that when people donate toys, it is always the teenagers that get left out. That's when I got Tony Hawk on the phone."

Rancid played for Hawk's wedding - not the reception, the actual wedding - and Hawk helped to donate skateboards for some of the teens in the family shelter.

"You never forget where you came from," Frederiksen said. "I remember eating Raisin Bran for Christmas dinner. But some of these kids have it a lot worse than I ever did."

Here's a link to the story in SFGate - Link

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #10 Black Diamond

Made it to #10 and we are gonna celebrate with our favorite cover songs. Lets' head out to the Castro Theater, drink some Red Red Wine, Spend the Night Together and have Beer for Breakfast.

Beer For Breakfast
The Get-Up Kids

Let's Spend The Night Together
David Bowie
Picked by Timpop

Come Dancing
Give the People What We Want: Songs of the Kinks
Picked by Dave from Mottey's Garage

99 Red Balloons
7 Seconds
Walk Together Rock Together
Picked by Heather from Happyhour with Hellkitten

Voices Carry
Gang Green
Another Wasted Night
Picked by the Guru from Burrito Electrico

Absolutely Sweet Marie
Jason & the Scorchers
Picked by Scott from The Ledge

Red Red Wine
Picked by Jer from The Regulars

Straight Outta Compton
Nina Gordon and Jeff Russo
"coffeehouse" version recorded at L.A.'s Largo
Picked by Tim from Contrast Podcast

My Way
Sex Pistols
Raw and Live
Picked by Dave from From The Burro

What'cha Gonna Do
Daytrotter Session - 8/8/2009
Picked by Ally from The Hell and Gore Show

What a Waster
Adam Green
Duck and Cover
Picked by El from Cassettes and Chocolate Milk

Monster Mash
Boys Club
Picked by Noah from The Boys Club

Leaving Here
Losin Streaks
Sounds of Violence

My Favorite Things
Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
Life in the Fat Lane : Fat Music, Vol. 4

Black Diamond
Let It Be

Raspberry Beret
Hindu Love Gods
Warner Brothers German 7"
Hindu Love Gods LP

Santa Claus
Thee Headcoatees
Damaged Goods 7"
Sisters Of Suave LP

I Want a Rock and Roll Guitar
Johnny Preston
Mercury 7"
Running Bear LP

Surfer's Christmas List
Decca 7"
Rockin' Little Christmas LP

Real Live Doll
Sundazed 7"
Tube City - The Best of the Trashmen LP

2000 Miles
Sire 7"
Learning To Crawl LP

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

God Save The Queen

Vinyl Records Top 5 eBay Sales Week Ending 12/12/2009

1. 45 - Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen" / "No Feeling" A&M AMS-7284 - $10,266.48

2. LP - Can "Monster Movie" Music Factory German Pressing - $6,295.00

3. 45 - Walter Wilson "Love Keeps Me Crying" / "Not Now But Later" Wand - $6,149.00

4. LP - Calvin Johnson "What Was Me" K Records Test Pressing - $3,999.99

5. LP - Derek and the Dominos "Layla" DJ Mono WLP - $3,050.00

What is the story behind a little 7" slab of vinyl selling for 10 thousand dollars you say?

The seller states "What makes this particular copy SO special is that it is one of a limited number that were handed to long-serving A&M executives as a golden handshake when Polygram closed their London A&M office in 1998."

Record collectors are such geeks....

Here's the Sex Pistols original video

And Motorhead's great cover released in 2000

And finally a parody done by Second City TV - yes, that is Martin Short singing lead and John Candy as the drummer.......The band is named the Queenhaters and the song is "I Hate the Bloody Queen"

You can find the top 5 Ebay vinyl sales each week at this site - Counter-Clock Records Blog

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #9 I Hate Music

Boston is the Destination tonight - let's hit a pub with the Dropkick Murphy's on the Jukebox and Pour Another Round of The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowist Day in the Greatest City.

Here's the Playlist:

Skinhead on the MTBA
Dropkick Murphys
Do Or Die

The Dirty Glass
Dropkick Murphys

Back to Higher Ground

Asleep at the Wheel
Burning Streets
Is it in Black and White
Sailor's Grave Records

Chi-Town PD Blues
Beantown Boozehounds
Pour Another Round

Complete Control
Police State - A Tribute to the Clash

Wait and See
Stiff Little Fingers
The Complete John Peel Sessions

Dirty Old town
Stiff 7"
Rum, Sodomy and the Lash

Barroom Hero
Dropkick Murphys
Flat Records 7"
Do Or Die Lp

Runnin' Riot
Cock Sparrer
Decca 7"
Shock Troops LP

You Don't Have To Belong To The Religious Right
Cute Lepers
1234 Go 7"
Smart Accessories Lp

Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City
Lawrence Arms
Fat Wreck Records
Butt Sweat and Tears LP

I Hate Music
Sorry Ma Forgot to Take out the Trash

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Dropkick Murphys performance of The Dirty Glass on Jimmy Kimmel live is above.

Stephanie Dougherty is the guest vocalist on the song.

The original version of the song on the Dropkick Murphy's VS. Face to Face split CD released in 2002 has Kay Hanley from Letters to Cleo as the female foil to Al Barr.

I've read that on the Dropkick Murphy's tour earlier this year Liza Graves from Civet (one of the opening bands) handled the female vocalist parts.

Let's review - Kay Hanley, Stephanie Dougherty, Liza Graves - well the DK's have great taste in .... heartfelt vocal performances.


The Dirty Glass Lyrics

Murphy, Murphy, darling dear
I long for you now night and day
Your pain was my pleasure, your sorrow my joy
I feel now I've lost you to health and good cheer
Darcy, when I met you I was five years too young
A boy beyond his age, or so I'd tell someone
Anyone who'd listen and a few who couldn't care
Still I welcomed you with open arms, my love I did share

full lyrics

more Dropkick Murphys lyrics

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #8 Kiss Me On The Bus

We head over to Another Planet, visit the Cosmos and end up with Starry Eyes. Power Pop / New Wave Goodness awaits.

Here's the Playlist:

Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

Radio Radio (Live on SNL)
Elvis Costello

Just About Glad
Elvis Costello
Brutal Youth

Another Girl, Another Planet
The Only Ones
The Only Ones

Lonely Next To You
Shane Champagne
Teenline #102

Left In The Dark
Battle Of The Garages Volume 1

If I Can See You
Gentlemen Jesse and His Men
Gentlemen Jesse and His Men

Boys Club
Unreleased - go Here to listen to more

Pretty Please
The Quick
Quick in Tune with Our Times 7"
DIY: We're Desperate- The L.A. Scene (1976-79) LP

Starry Eyes
Virgin 7"
Smashes, Crashes and Near Misses LP

Television Generation
Kursaal Flyers
CBS 7"
DIY Teenage Kicks UK Pop Volume 1

Big Tears
Elvis Costello
Columbia 7"
Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers Lp

I Am The Cosmos
Chris Bell
Rhino 7"
I Am The Cosmos LP

Numbers With Wings
Swedish RCA 7"
Numbers With Wings / Beat Hotel LP

Found Out
Title Tracks
Dischord 7"

Kiss Me On The Bus

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Replacements Banned from Saturday Night Live 1986

What a mess
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The video above is from the January 18th, 1986 Saturday Night Live episode.
This is the first Replacements performance of the night. They had just finished up the Tim album and Sire got them a spot on SNL. The host that night was Harry Dean Stanton who had roles in Paris, Texas and Repo Man in the past few years and his performance in Pretty in Pink would be released in a few weeks. The Mats look pretty good in this perfomance, but legend has it they hit the champagne pretty hard before the next performance of the night.

That's where we're riding
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Bob is wearing Paul's wife's jumpsuit and the other 3 are wearing each other's clothes. Paul is adlibbing the lyrics and Bob becomes a hero by hitting that last note perfectly at about the 3 minute mark. Just after that the ending segment is shown and you can see the hobbled together cast that SNL had that year (Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Randy Quaid, Robert Downey, Jr, Joan Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall and Damnon Wayans) The Mats performance was definately the highlight of that season.

Mined this from a great post on the Calves Maloney website here