Monday, March 28, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #84 - AAA

Power-Pop-A-Licious is the word to describe this weeks show. Power Pop expert Elle is back and helps guide us through an exploration of those great Power Pop comps called Power Pearls, plus some new music from The Biters, Art Brut and David Lowery.

Here's the Setlist:

Tomorrows Tears
Powerpearls Volume 7

The Original Mixed Up Kid
Various Artists
Powerpearls Volume 2
Suggested by Elle from the Cassettes and Chocolate Milk Podcast

I Don't Wanna Cry
The Keys
Powerpearls Volume 4

No Way
Powerpearls Volume 3

Gimme A Fix
Power-Pop-A-Licious Compilation

Sue Doesn't Live Here
Mother's Children
Power-Pop-A-Licious Compilation

#1 Fighting Force
The Bad Habits
Get Some
Suggested by Dave of the From The Burro Podcast

The Wrong Side Of The Way
The Kavanaghs
The Kavanaghs
2009 Dona Paula Estate Malbec

The Palace Guards
David Lowery
The Palace Guards

AAA (Anything, Anyone, Anymore)
Paul Westerberg

My Histories
The Basking Sharks
My Histories EP
The Basking Sharks on Bandcamp

The Raveonettes
Raven in the Grave

Axel Rose
Art Brut
Brilliant! Tragic!

Eso Que Me Haces
Davila 666
Tan Bajo

Hang Around
The Biters
The Biters

Through with You
Leyton Buzzards
Chrysalis UK 7"

Fall In Love
Cute Lepers
Damaged Goods 7"

The Textones
Chiswick 7"

Subway Sect
Rough Trade UK 7"

Gigolo Aunts
BMG 7" Picture Disc

Golden Skin
Silver Sun
Polydor UK 7"

Let's Go
Douchemaster 7"

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Next week, The show will be centered around that great Cohen Brothers movie - The Big Lebowski

In 2 weeks, it's back to my favorite subject - Wine. Yes - songs about the noble grape.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

2009 Dona Paula Estate Malbec

A beautiful Sunday afternoon out here in Red Red Wine On A Sundayland. The rain has subsided for a bit and I've got the grill cranked up. Got some Chorizo on the grill and I've made a homemade Argentinian Chimichurri sauce to go with them - I've included the recipe below.

The wine this evening is a Malbec made from grapes grown in the Dona Paula Estate vineyards in the Mendoza region of Argentina. Dark, rich and dry, this Malbec is not for the faint of heart.
Highly recommended - check out the website here ----> Dona Paula

Argentinian Chimichurri


· 2 cups fresh parsley and/or cilantro, firmly packed

· 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves (optional)

· 3-6 cloves of garlic

· 2 tablespoons chopped onion

· 1/2 cup olive oil

· 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

· 1 tablespoon lime juice

· Salt and red pepper flakes to taste


1. Pulse the garlic and onion in the food processor until finely chopped.

2. Add the parsley and/or cilantro, and oregano if using, and pulse briefly, until finely chopped.

3. Transfer the mixture to a separate bowl. Add the olive oil, lime juice, and vinegar, and stir. (Adding the liquids outside of the blender gives the chimichurri the correct texture. You don't want the herbs to be completely puréed, just finely chopped).

4. Season with salt and red pepper flakes to taste.

5. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ebay Rock 45's (3/25/11)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently along with the corresponding video - so ya get to hear what the fuss is all about!

Here's the list for the week ending March 24th, 2011

Manic Street Preachers Suicide Alley $1000.00

From the Auction:
This is The Manic Street Preachers first release. There was a pressing of 300 total. There were 100 with newspaper cutout collage & 200 with hand glued cardboard jackets. This record is from the 200 edition. It is the original,I bought when it first came out as a mail order directly from the band.

Otis Redding and the Pinetoppers Fat Gal $400.00

From the Auction:
GREAT Deep Soul

Artist: Otis Redding

Title: Side A: Fat Gal / Side B: Shout Bamalama

Label: Confederate 135

Play Condition: Side A: NM / Side B: close to NM

Remarks: His rarest single before changing its label name to “Orbit”.

L. C. Smith Radio Boogie $395.56

From the Auction:

Artist: L. C. SMITH and The Southern Playboys

Titles: “Radio Boogie” / “Honeymoon on a Rocket Ship”

Label: WANGO (Baltimore, MD.) Original stock copy, label is white with red text. Catalog number is 45-104.

Year: 1958

Jumpin' Gene Simmons Drinkin Wine $212.50

From the Auction:

Here is a nice original copy of SUN 299 released in the late 1950's. Both sides are nice VG+ condition with just light scuffing. Plays with excellent fidelity and some light surface noise. A very enjoyable listen.

The Exploding Hearts Modern Kicks $49.99

From the Auction:

Limited Edition or 200 (or was it only 100 on Pink/Swirl?) pressed, Original first Pressing
Essential Power Pop garage Punk!

Here's a special treat that I found - went for about $400! ($8 a piece - what a bargain!)

Released by the Garage Greats label in 5 batches of 10 singles in 2008 & 2009 (I think), all strictly limited to 500 copies, numbered by hand! Some of these are already hard to come by, and you will have to spend some time (and postage) if you want to collect a complete set of this series today. The singles typically retailed for around USD 10 each, and I offer free postage, so don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Here is a description, probably from the label: "A new label dedicated to reissuing the best and rarest 1960's garage 45s from around the world. Each 45 has been re-mastered at the world famous Abbey Road Studios with the intention of reproducing the original singles exactly, the only changes were raising the db levels to give maximum playback enjoyment. Some of these 45s are so rare as to be simply impossible to find no matter how deep your pockets." "In keeping with the original releases the original labels have been reproduced faithfully. Each release is a hand-numbered limited edition of 500 that comes in a generic Garage Greats house bag."

The black sleeve batches (20 7" singles):

  • The Human Expression: Optical Sound / Calm Me Down (Accent: AC 1226)
  • The Es Shades: Anyday, Anywhere / Without My Love (United Audio: 80125)
  • The Headstones: Wish She Were Mine / 24 Hours (Everyday) (Pharaoh: P-147)
  • Things To Come: SweetGina / Speak of the Devil (Starfire: 103)
  • Graf Zeppelin: You're in My Mind / Sunset (Orlyn: WSKM-4588)
  • The Thunderbirds: These Days Are Gone / Hey Little Girl (Libra: 8935-1047)
  • Spiders: Don't Blow Your Mind / No Price Tag (Santa Cruz: SCR 10,003)
  • The Stoics: Hate / Enough of What I Need (Brams: BM-101)
  • The Nomads: Thoughts of a Madman / From Zero Down (Tornado: T-159)
  • The Plague: Go Away / Money (Epidemic: R-2164)
  • The Fe-Fi-Four Plus 2: I Wanna Come Back / Double Crossin' Girl (Lance: 101)
  • Purple Canteen: If You Like it That Way / Brains in my Feet (Alley: AS 1049)
  • The Heard: You're Gonna Miss Me / Exit 9 (One Way: 0001)
  • THe Sound Barrier: (My) Baby's Gone / Hey Hey (Zounds: GQP 1004)
  • The Tombstones: I Want You / You'll Regret it (Grave: 1001)
  • T.C. Atlantic: Faces: / Baby Please Don't Go (Turtle: T-1103)
  • Grains of Sand: Goin' Away Baby / Golden Apples of the Sun (Genesis: G-101)
  • The Weeds: It's Your Time / Little Girl (Teenbeat Club: TB-1006)
  • The Lost Agency: Time To Dream / One Girl Man (U.S.A.: 881)
  • Caretakers of Deception: Cuttin' Grass / X + Y = 13 (Sanctus: SS-12)

The blue sleeve batches (20 7" singles):

  • Three To One: See Emily Play (Syd Barrett) / Give Me Love (Arc A 1186)
  • The Power of Beckett: Lost Soul In Disillusion / Back To Me (Quality 1895X)
  • Five Canadians: Writing on the Wall / Goodnight (Stone SX701)
  • The Fringe: Flower Generation / Token For My Mind (Quality 1899X)
  • The Painted Ship: Audience Reflections / And She Said Yes (London M. 17354)
  • The Quiet Jungle: Ship of Dreams / Everything (Yorkville YV-45004)
  • Expedition To Earth: Expedition To Earth / Time Time Time (Franklin Records QC. 618)
  • M.G. & The Escorts: A Someday Fool / It's Too Late (Reo 8975X)
  • Underworld: Go Away / Round (Regency R 979)
  • King-Beezz: Found And Lost / Now (Quality 1860X)
  • The Burgundy Runn: How Far Up Is Down / Stop! (Lavette LA-5014)
  • The Barons: Time And Time Again / Now You're Mine (S.R.O. ZTSP 122427)
  • The New Breed: Wasting My Time / It's Love (Polaris 711)
  • The Seeds Of Time: She's Been Travelin' 'Round The World / Gina (Morgan HV-9060)
  • Tasmanians: Love Love Love / Baby (Conda 101)
  • Ty Wagner: I'm A No-Count / Walking Down Lonely Street (ChattahoocheeCH 699)
  • The Steps Beyond: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying / Go On Your Way Girl (Mark VII D-1021)
  • The Shames: Special Ones / The World Is Upside Down (RFT 1001)
  • Continentals: Blue Moments / I'm Gone (Gaylo BM-124)
  • The Crucibles: Beware Of Birds / You Know I Do (Madtown 813H-401)

The red sleeve batch (10 7" singles):

  • Royal Flairs: Suicide / One Pine Box (Marina M 6598-01)
  • The Omens: Searching / Girl Get Away (Cody C007)
  • James T. And The Workers: Who Can I Turn To / That Is All (SS-6368-01)
  • The One Way Streets: We All Love Peanut Butter / Jack The Ripper (Sunrise 103)
  • The Herd: Sun Has Gone / Things Won't Change (Octopus 257)
  • The Human Expression: Love At Psychedelic Velocity / Every Night (Accent AC 1214)
  • The Cirkit: Yesterday We Laughed / I Was Wrong (Unicorn U 34941)
  • The Gentlemen: You Can't Be True / It's A Cry'n Shame (Vandan 609V-8303)
  • Al's Untouchables: Come On Baby / Stick Around (Hunt SS 6007)
  • The Blue Chips: Keep Looking For Love / Where (Roaring 804)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #83 - Seen Your Video

A special podcasted edition of the show this Sunday as I won't be able to go live tomorrow night. This one is all about the Tele. Got some Kinks, Fishbone and Dramarama in the mix tonight.

Here's the playlist:

Television Addict
The Hoodoo Gurus

Ex Lion Tamer
Pink Flag

Bad TV
Karma Cowboys
Shake it!

There Ain't Shit On T.V. Tonight
Double Nickels On The Dime

Seen Your Video
The Replacements
Let it Be

Stand Still
Gorilla Biscuits
Start Today

Wish the World Away
American Music Club
San Francisco

Kill Your Television
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
God Fodder

70's TV
Stuck In Wonderamaland

Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television
George Carlin
Class Clown

If I Were a ... I'd
The Reality of My Surroundings

Bad Religion
Stranger Than Fiction

Tv Commercial
Johnny Parker
Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 10

TV Hop
Jackie & The Cedrics
Stomp Suey!

TV Is the Thing This Year
Dianne Reeves
Good Night and Good Luck

The Brady Bunch
Weird Al Yankovic
The TV Album

Louie Louie
John Belusi
MCA 7"

The Kinks
UK Pye 7"

A&M 7"

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Gil Scott-Heron
Flying Dutchman 7"
The Alarm

TV Movie
MPA 7"

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Next week,
I'll be exploring some great Power Pop compilations - Power Pearls, Shake Some Action, The Rhino DIY series, etc.

In 2 weeks, the show will be centered around the Big Lebowski!

If you have any suggestions, themes or songs to contribute to my shows, please let me know at

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TV Trays anyone?:

2009 Reserve Perrin Cotes Du Rhone

It is raining Cats and Dogs out here in Pinhead land. Hope everyone is stayin dry today. I've got some Pork Chops sauteeing and will be adding some more good stuff soon - the recipe is below.

Cracked open the Cotes Du Rhone above and will be adding just a bit to the pan to deglaze the good stuff, but I want most of it! Nice and spicy, I'l be back to my local grocer to get more of this one. I believe it was about $7 and well worth it.

Here's some propaganda about the wine -----> Chateau de Beaucastel

The recipe:

Red Wine Pork Chops

~1 pound of Boneless Pork Chops

Salt, Pepper and Marjoram Leaves

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

½ cup Red Wine

1 cup seedless Red Grapes, chopped

½ cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth

1 Tablespoon Rosemary

1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar

1. Dry the pork chops to absorb any extra moisture (I used a paper towel-removing the moisture helps brown the pork while cooking). Season with salt, pepper and some Marjoram.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Once pan is hot, add the pork and cook each side for 4 minutes. Remove pork from skillet onto a plate and cover with foil.

3. Add the red wine to the skillet and scrape off the brown bits. Add the grapes, Rosemary and broth. Cook for 4 minutes. Add the balsamic and red wine vinegar and cook for an additional 4 minutes.

4. Serve the pork chops topped with the grapes and sauce.

5. Cheers!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Replacements on the 1989 International Rock Awards

We apologize, here they are, The Replacements

Ok, your wondering what the heck were the International Rock Awards? Well, the award show lasted 3 years (1989 - 1992) and "honored excellence in popular music". I just remember being shocked to see the Replacements open an award show. What a perfect song for them to play in that situation.

Some Highlights for me:

Paul saying "What the hell are we doing here" just before starting the song

The tongue stuck out at the camera at about the :53 mark

The network bleeps out "the pills we took" around the 1:20 mark, Paul rolls his eyes...

"It's too late to take pills" instead of "It's too late to turn back" to end the song.

Ebay Rock 45's (3/18/11)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently.
Here's the list for the week ending March 18th, 2011

The Rolling Stones Beast Of Burden $1,950.00

From the Auction: Here it is, one of the RAREST US Picture Sleeve the Rolling Stones have released “Beast Of Burden” in MINT condition. This sleeve has no ring wear. Impossible to find in this condition. Overall Mint condition, view pictures. No seem splits, holes or tears. Look carefully at the pictures and you will see that is absolutely an original sleeve and not one of the copied versions. The 45 record RS 19309 has not been played and has very good labels on both sides. The “A” side is “Beast Of Burden” 4:24 and the “B” side is “When The Whip Comes Down” 4:18. Both sides are Stereo recordings.

The Heartbreakers Chinese Rocks $561.00

From the Auction: Chinese Rocks ,ULTRAMEGARARE! 1977 Italian issue 1-trk w/label 1-sided vinyl 7” Metal Acetate on RCA custom label, cut as Test Press for internal use in RCA Pressing Plans to test A-Side of the stock vinyl 7” release, after releazed, still in its own RCA Custom Test Reference Title Company slv-Probably the only copy survived!!-This one is from my personal collection!

The Pretty Things Private Sorrow $399.99

From the Auction: This record rarely appears in a market. A GEM OF A FIND!!!!

The Victims No Thanks to the Human Turd EP $375.70

From the Auction : Self-released in 1978, this extremely rare 5 song EP from 1978 is one of the Holy Grails of Oz punk. The band's line-up features Dave Faulkner and James Baker (both later to form the Hoodoo Gurus, and in Baker's case the Beasts Of Bourbon).
Track listing : Side 1 'I Understand', 'Open Your Eyes', 'High School Girls'.
Side 2 'TV Freak', 'Disco Junkies'.

Larry Lurex I Can Hear Music $256.99


Condition record: EX / Condition sleeve: EX / Country : UK

Rare UK 45 RPM 7" in EMI company sleeve. This record was recorded by Queen under the alias 'Larry Lurex', just before their first album was released. Limited edition UK 7" 45 RPM repress of 500 copies in EMI sleeve

Monday, March 14, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #82 - Here Comes A Regular (Live)

Got some wine and Shane tonight - yes, for St. Pats day this year I've decided to pay my respects to the Pogues - plus some Dropkick Murphy's, Finnegans and Thin Lizzy

Here's the playlist:

All The Time In The World
The Nips
Bops, Babes, Booze & Bovver

Electro Motive Force
(Bloodstains Across) - Northern Ireland - 1 (1998)

Shake Some Action Vol.3-UK & Ireland

If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Pogues
If I Should Fall From Grace With God - Remastered & Expanded
Shane Mcgowan Interview

Drunken Waster
Pocket Billiards
Pocket Billiards
Paddy Punx

Star of the County Down
The Finnegans
The Finnegans

The Pogues
Peace and Love

Hell or England
The Men They Couldn't Hang
Night of a Thousand Candles

Streams Of Whiskey
Shout Out Louds
Tonight I Have To Leave It (EP)

Wicked Sensitive Crew
Dropkick Murphys
The Warrior's Code

The 19th Hour
Beantown Boozehounds
Pour Another Round

Fisherman's Blues
The Waterboys
Ensign 7"

Tuesday Morning
The Pogues
Warner 7"

Got To Give It Up
Thin Lizzy
Vertigo 7"

The Seven Deadly Sins
Flogging Molly
Side One Dummy Red Vinyl 7"

Television Screen
The Radiators From Space
Chiswick 7"

My Bonnie
The Real McKenzies
Shine Not Burn
Suggested by Yona of A Wee Bit Of Sanity In A World Gone Mad

Here Comes A Regular (Live)
Paul Westerberg
Gravel Pit

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Next week,
the subject will be the Television. Television Addict, TV Eye and The Ballad of TV Violence will most likely be in the show.

In 2 weeks, I'll be exploring some great Power Pop compilations - Power Pearls, Shake Some Action, The Rhino DIY series, etc.

If you have any suggestions, themes or songs to contribute to my shows, please let me know at

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

2006 Renwood Old Vin Zinfandel

A Beautiful afternoon here at the Pinhead Studios. Got some Irish Stew bubbling away on the stove and I've cracked open the Zin - a 2006 Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel to be exact.

15% alcohol and lotsa fully ripened fruit in this one. Love me some Zin! Here's some more info from the Renwood website -

The 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel is comprised of the best selection of Old Vine vineyard lots in the Shenandoah Valley, each adding its own nuance and complexity to the final blend. The 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel is a lovely ruby color. The terrior of Amador produces grapes that have aromas that are reminiscent of holiday spices, white pepper and cedar. The flavor has ripe fruit with a background of nutmeg and mace. The tannins are chalky, giving the wine a good structure. Aging in new American Oak lends a note of vanilla and a hint of coffee bean to round out the mélange of flavors.

Headed over to a local record swap this morning and found a treasure - the Pinball Summer soundtrack from 1980. Pinball Summer is a classic cheese filled summer movie that was made for the Canadian market. You can still find the movie on DVD, but it has been renamed Pick-up Summer. The album lists a couple of covers (Do Ya Wanna Dance and Evil Woman) but the rest are originals. There is even a "Pinball Summer" song - wonder if it has any vocals? Could it be on the next Red Red Wine On A Sunday Pinball episode - maybe - I'll be spinning it this evening.
Also picked up a nice stack of 45's - see below

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ebay Rock 45's (3/11/11)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently.
Here's the list for Friday, the 11th of March, 2011

Move Over Rover Larry Brinkley and the Twisters $2,704.77

I couldn't find much about this Tennesses Rockabilly artist except the Rockin Country Style Discography entry her ---> RCS

Ramones Judy Is A Punk $305.00

From the Auction: Warehouse find (was able to move my collection and all dublicates etc to bigger space, found some extra copies of interesting items). Brand new & unplayed copy of Ramones / New York Dolls split on legendary Musical Tragedies label. Cat no MT-509. This is 3rd pressing according to the label's website ie. this is half blue, half white saw-blade shaped 7". Comes with a picture sleeve.

Love Your Mind and We Belong Together $299.99

From the Auction: here's a Love single that is so rare I didn't even know it had been released here :

a first pressing of the 7 inch single "Your mind and we belong together/Laughing stock" by LOVE (with ARTHUR LEE) as released in Holland in 1968 on Elektra EK 45633. It comes in the original picture sleeve.

The Wee Four Weird $249.99

From the Auction:

Garage 45 on Nu Sound. Killer Rochester, New York 60s punker with lots of seedy fuzz, great vocal, manic bass and drums and a fast-movin' doomy progression. I think this was comped on Pebbles 22. Drummer rides the cynbals through the song and the mic is overdosed with it causing it to sound like excess surface noise, They are all this way regardless of condition. A well-known fact about this 45. Number 79 at top of each label in marker. Labels perfectly clean otherwise. VG++. Start $99.99

Opus 1 Back Seat '38 Dodge $202.50

Info on the Band and the arwork that inspired the song at Garage Hangover