Sunday, November 29, 2009

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #7 Bastards of Young

We escape Folsom Prison in our Old White Lincoln and learn that Crime Don't Pay.

Here's the Playlist:

Crime Don't Pay
Mike Ness
Cheating At Solitare

Sometimes I Do
Social Distortion
Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell

Try To Get Some Sleep
Pretty Boy Thorsen and the Fallen Angels
Take It Easy

Your Humble Narrator
Two Cow Garage
Speaking In Cursive

Born in '69
Rocket From The Crypt
Scream Dracula Scream

Romeo And The Lonely Girl

So Much For The Afterglow

I Fought The Law
Coral 7"
You Heard It Here First LP

Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
Johnny Cash
Columbia 7"
I Walk The Line LP

Old White Lincoln
The Gaslight Album
Side One Dummy 7"
The '59 Sound LP

Mommy's Little Monster
Social Distortion
Triple X 7"
Mommy's Little Monster LP

Bastards Of Young
Pleased To Meet Me

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Cash at Folsom Prison

Found a great article about Johnny Cash's famous Folsom Prison Concert:


An excerpt:

Gene Beley was a 28-year-old reporter with the Ventura Star-Free Press when he and the newspaper's chief photographer, Dan Poush, were invited to accompany Cash to Folsom Prison. Cash was living in the Ventura area at the time.

Beley, now 69 and living in Stockton, returned to the prison a few months ago to participate in a BBC radio documentary marking the 40th anniversary of the concert.

"I took a picture along to give Jim Brown as a gift, and he freaked out," Beley said in a telephone interview, describing Brown's excitement upon learning of the photo collection.

Beley, who also recorded the concert on a reel-to-reel tape recorder for reporting purposes, said he had no idea it would prove to be a historic event.

"At the time," he recalled, "John was really on the skids."

Stories in the hometown paper were more often about Cash's brushes with the law – smuggling pills across the Mexican border or driving his Cadillac at high speeds – than about his musical talent, Beley said.

But a meeting between Poush and the Rev. Floyd Gressett at a New Year's Eve party led to an invitation for the photographer and reporter to accompany Cash to Folsom Prison for the Jan. 13 concert. Gressett, a friend of Cash's who ministered to California inmates, had worked with the prison's recreation director, Lloyd Kelley, to set up the concert.

Beley was with Cash's party in a room at West Sacramento's El Rancho Hotel the night before the concert when Gressett asked Cash to listen to a tape recording by Folsom Prison inmate Glen Sherley.

"John said, 'Has anybody got a tape recorder?' " recalled Beley, "and I raised my hand."

Cash leaned over the tape recorder and wrote down the words to Sherley's composition, "Greystone Chapel," which tells of the solace the inmate found in the chapel at Folsom Prison. Cash performed it the following day, and Poush photographed Sherley listening in the audience.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

RRW on a Sunday #6 Friday Night Is Killing Me

A trip down to the Palms Playhouse, Stones worship and "Good Times", as they say in Michigan....

Here's the Playlist:

Rocks Off
Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

Stray Cat Blues
Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

Friday Night Is Killing Me
Bash and Pop
Friday Night Is Killing Me

Post St. Blues
Joe Getty and the Dead Flowers
Low Expectations

Crash On Broadway
Unreleased - click here to buy some tunes

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
White Stripes
White Blood Cells

Girl Is On My Mind
Black Keys
Rubber Factory

Good Times
Sam Cooke
RCA 7"
Aint That Good News LP

Little T and A
Rolling Stones
Warner Brothers 7"
Tatoo You Lp

Paint It Black
CD Presents 7"
Avengers LP

Borstal Boys
Oh La La

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Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me

Another great post on Derek's Daily 45 about the 7" above:

I have a beat up copy of that 45 that plays great on the Seeburg R Jukebox - they built them right back in '54 with a dampning circuit that smooths out those scratches and pops.

As Derek says, "In The Street" is the B-side, making the 45 a great 2 sider.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

John Peel's Record Box

English DJ John Peel passed away in 2004 and about a year later his private stash of 45's was uncovered and a BBC documentary was made about the box. Here's a clip from it

You can find the complete list over at Wikipedia here: John Peel's Record Box

Sunday, November 15, 2009

RRW on a Sunday #5 Nevermind

Here's the Playlist:

Love Buzz

On A Plain

Pleased To Meet Me

In The Garage
Weezer (Blue Album)

Don't Listen To The Radio
Vision Valley

Rock A My Soul

Sunshine Tonght
Godspeed The Shazam

Sub Pop 7"
Incesticide LP

The Man Who Sold The World
David Bowie
RCA 7"
The Man Who Sold The World LP

Self Esteem
Epitath 7"
Smash LP

Tokyo Pop Stars
Tokyo EP

We reach Nirvana listening to some Burro music, set another ground rule, and get a Love Buzz in the Garage

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Lick This!

Royal Mail to introduce classic British album cover stamps

Stamps are about to get cool when the Royal Mail introduces its classic British album cover stamp range.

Set for launch in early 2010, it's a set of 10 first class stamps designed by Studio Dempsey, covering albums from the 60s to the present day - The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Mike Oldfield, The Clash, New Order, Blur, Primal Scream, Pink Floyd and Coldplay. So something for everyone - even fans of dull, middle of the road, modern-day rock.

How did they decide on these? Apparently by asking music journos and graphic designers. Why they missed The Beatles and opted for Coldplay (or why they opted for Division Bell ahead of at least five other classic Floyd sleeves) isn't clear, but if you can deal with those oversights, you can pick up a set from January 7th 2010.

Originally on Retro To Go

Lovin the London Calling stamp - gotta get me one

Pixies on Conan

The Pixies appeared on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” last Friday to perform the closest thing the band ever had to a pop hit, Doolittle’s “Here Comes Your Man.” Get a load of the sheer size of the Minotaur box set that Conan holds up in the intro!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

RRW On A Sunday #4 Alex Chilton

The podcast continues and makes it's way into some Power Pop Greatness
Here's the Playlist:

Back Of A Car
Big Star
#1 Record /Radio City

Alex Chilton
Pleased To Meet Me

All Kindsa Girls
Real Kids
Real Kids

I Need That Record
Teenline #103

Calling the World

Girls Of My Dreams
Bram Tchaikovsky
Polydor 7"
Diy - Starry Eyes: UK Pop II (1978-79)

Let Me Into Your Life
The Beat
Columbia 7"
The Beat

Feel (Alternate Mix)
Big Star
Rhino 45
Keep an Eye on the Sky Box Set

Gamma Ray (Beck Cover)
Jay Reatard
Geffen 7"

Shattered (You Left me)
Exploding Hearts

Alex Chilton love, 7" vinyl gems and All Kindsa Girls

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Town Hall Party with Eddie Cochran

Love this version - Check out the huge Hadley's Town Hall Party "45" in the background - gottta get me one of those.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

RRW On A Sunday #3 Color Me Impressed

Here's the Playlist:

Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology

Blitzkrieg Bop
DIY Blank Generation - The New York Scene (1975-78)

Seeing Double At The Triple Rock
Never Trust A Hippy

Color Me Impressed

Love and A Molotov Cocktail
The Flys
Waikiki Beach Refugees

Better Luck

Whips and Furs
Pure Mania

Eddie Cochran
London 7"

The Boys
Safari 7"
Boys Only

I Can't Stop
Infirmary Phonographic 7"

Dangerous Game
Plastic Idol 7"

Let Yourself Go
Reigning Sound
Too Much Guitar

Ramones love, some ground rules, we spend the Weekend at Mottey's Garage, have ourselves a Hootenanny and head over to the Triple Rock Brewery

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Red Red Wine On A Sunday #3 Color Me Impressed