Yeah dude, episode #35 of Random Old Records is finished, fresh off my hard drive to yours, and this one is chock-full of jams! Not only that, but this time around there's no dance pop. Yep, 100% dance pop free! It kicks off with a track from Vancouver's Dead Ghosts, who put out one of the best rock n' roll debut albums I've heard in a long time earlier this year. Shit sounds like a bunch of degenerate punk kids who grew up on beat-up vinyl copies of early Stones records. A few minutes later, there's a tune from the upcoming second Dum Dum Girls record on Sub Pop, and goddamn, Dee Dee Dum Dum has morphed into a master of the pop song. "Bedroom Eyes" sounds straight outta 1985, a simpler time when songs that still resembled rock n' roll made it onto pop radio. It sounds like the love song from a classic big-budget 80s flick, and just try to make it through without getting that chorus stuck in your head. It's unpossible!
Elsewhere, I dig deep into my bank of classic tunes and pull out stuff by Big Star, The Raspberries, Captain Beefheart, Thee Headcoats, and Louis Jordan. Plus, you'll hear a set of original punk rock from The Ramones, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Rezillos, and a sprinkling of newer tracks by Jacuzzi Boys, Bare Wires, Fungi Girls, and Missing Monuments. Hot DAMN! Nestled deep in the playlist, you'll find a track from The Streys, a bunch of kids from the Cleveland suburbs who cranked out a few singles of hammer-dumb 60s garage punk before disappearing forever. It all wraps up with "Since You've Gone" by Spanky & Our Gang, one of the most dazzling displays of psychedelic vocal harmony I've ever heard.
All in all, this is one of the best episodes of Random Old Records I've put together in awhile, so go to the normal locations and download it right away! There's lots of loud guitars, simplistic hooks, and plenty of "fuck yeah!" moments to be had, and it's a perfect soundtrack for jumping around your room for like an hour. As always, thanks for reading and listening!
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Random Old Records Podcast #35
1. Dead Ghosts - "When It Comes To You"
(Dead Ghosts, Florida's Dying 2011)
2. Bare Wires - "I Lie Awake"
(Artificial Clouds, Tic Tac Totally 2009)
3. Jacuzzi Boys - "Crush"
(Glazin', Hardly Art 2011)
4. Fungi Girls - "Thanks For Following, Love Yoko"
(Denton Denton USA!, Play Pinball 2010)
5. Dum Dum Girls - "Bedroom Eyes"
(Only In Dreams, Sub Pop 2011)
6. The Rifles - "Local Boy"
(No Love Lost, Red Ink 2006)
--The kinda woman they write books about.
7. Louis Jordan - "Caldonia"
(No Moe! Louis Jordan's Greatest Hits, MCA 1992)
8. The Ramones - "Cretin Hop"
(Rocket To Russia, Sire 1978)
9. Stiff Little Fingers - "No More Of That"
(Inflammable Material, Rough Trade 1979)
10. The Rezillos - "No"
(Can't Stand The Rezillos, Sire 1978)
11. The Weirdos - "Solitary Confinement"
(Weird World Vol. 1, Frontier 1993)
12. King Tuff - "Connection"
(Was Dead, The Colonel 2008)
13. Missing Monuments - "Painted White"
(Painted White, Douchemaster 2011)
14. Big Star - "Way Out West"
(Radio City, Stax 1974)
15. Raspberries - "Every Way I Can"
(Fresh, Capitol 1972)
16. Thee Headcoats - "No Way Out"
(Heavens To Murgatroyd, Sub Pop 1992)
17. Len Price 3 - "Chinese Burn"
(Chinese Burn, Wicked Cool 2007)
18. The Nightcrawlers - "Little Black Egg"
(Nuggets, Rhino 1998)
--Zappa does Allen
19. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - "Zig Zag Wanderer"
(Safe As Milk, Buddah 1967)
20. The Streys - "She Cools My Mind"
(Psychedelic States: Ohio In The 60s, Vol.3, Gear Fab 2000)
21. Brenda Lee - "Is It True"
(One Kiss Can Lead To Another, Rhino 2005)
22. Jail Weddings - "One Of These Days"
(Love Is Lawless, White Noise 2010)
23. Spanky & Our Gang - "Since You've Gone"
(Without Rhyme Or Reason, Mercury 1968)