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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sonik Kicks – Paul Weller – YepRock 2012

This collection by Paul Weller (The Jam) is a sonic masterpiece of the first order. From writhing synth-pop nuggets to achingly beautiful and lush ballads, one soon runs short of superlatives to attach to this record.  It basically has it all. Great pop-rock gives way to more experimental pieces which gives way to uptempo rock. From a whisper to a scream – you never feel jolted – only magically transported to the next sonic scene.  The Doctor recommends it.

5+ Stars.

Alternative Therapy, Saturday May 19, 2012 on KHSU 90.5, Arcata CA and KHSR 91.9 Crescent City/Brookings
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Hal Blaine “Flower Society (May)” from Psychedelic Percussion on Purple Pyramid Records

LCD Soundsystem “Give It Up” from LCD Soundsystem on CAPITOL

Cake “No Phone” from Pressure Chief on Columbia

Tom Tom Club “L’ Elephant” from Tom Tom Club on SIRE

The Magnetic Fields “Your Girlfriend’s Face” from Love at the Bottom of the Sea on Merge

King Crimson “Sleepless” from Three of a Perfect Pair on Virgin

OMD “New Babies: New Toys” from History of Modern on Bluenoise

Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers “Bustin’ Loose” from Bustin’ Loose on Raw Venture Records & Tapes, Inc.

Mick Ronson “All The Young Dudes” from Heaven and Hull on EPIC

Cheap Trick “I Want You To Want Me” from Live At Budokan on EPIC

Thin Lizzy “Cowboy Song/The Boys Are Back In Town/Don’t Believe A Word” from Live and Dangerous (Deluxe Edition) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

ZZ Top “I Heard On The X (Live)” from Fandango! (Expanded Edition) [Remastered] on Atlantic Records/ATG

Deep Purple “Black Night” from Live In Japan on EMI UK

Booker T and the MGs “Medley: Because/You Never Give Me Your Money” from McLemore Avenue on Stax

Laura Nyro “Buy and Sell” from First Songs on Columbia

Laura Marling “I Was Just a Card” from A Creature I Don’t Know on Ribbon Muisc

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss “Killing the Blues” from Raising Sand on Rounder Records

Graham Nash & David Crosby “Whole Cloth” from Graham Nash & David Crosby on Atlantic

Mazzy Star “Five String Serenade” from So Tonight That I Might See on CAPITOL

Leonard Cohen “Going Home” from Old Ideas on Sony Music

Donna Summer “I Feel Love” from I Feel Love – Single on Casablanca

Joey Ramone “Going Nowhere Fast” from “…Ya Know?” on BMG

David Bowie “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” from Scary Monsters on Ryko

TV on the Radio “Hours” from Return to Cookie Mountain on Interscope

Queen “The Prophet’s Song” from A Night at the Opera on Hollywood Records

James Brown “People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul” from Motherlode on POLYDOR

Alternative Therapy, Saturday May 11, 2012 on KHSU 90.5, Arcata CA and KHSR 91.9 Crescent City/Brookings
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The Mocha Beans “Gurgle Along” from In The Moog on MOR

Spoon “Sister Jack” from Gimme Fiction on Merge Records

Paul Weller “That Dangerous Age” from Sonic Kicks on YepRoc

The New Pornographers “Crash Years” from Together on Matador

Sam Phillips “Entertainmen” from omnipop on Virgin

Fleetwood Mac “Angel” from Hereos Are Hard To Find on REPRISE

The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony” from Urban Hymns on Virgin

Dr. John “Croker Courtbullion” from Gris Gris on Rhino

Calexico & Iron & Wine “He Lays In the Reins” from In the Reins on P-VINE

Cat Power “Free” from You are free on Matador

Modest Mouse “Satin In a Coffin” from Good News for People Who Love Bad News on Sony Music Entertainment

Neil Young “For The Turnstiles” from On the Beach (Remastered) on REPRISE

Patti Smith “Smells Like Teen Spirit (Radio Edit)” from Outside Society on arista

Drive-By Truckers “Bob” from Brighter Than Creation’s Dark on New West Records

Blizten Trapper “My Home Town” from American Goldwing on Sub-Pop

Son Volt “World Waits for You (Reprise)” from Okemah and the Melody of Riot on Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Yes “The Ancient / Giants Under the Sun” from Tales from Topographic Oceans (Remastered) on Rhino/Elektra

Tori Amos “Leather” from Little Earthquakes on Atlantic

The Guess Who “Sour Suite (Live)” from Live At the Paramount on Buddha Records

Elton John “I’ve Seen That Movie Too” from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on Island Records

Ben Folds Five “Eddie Walker” from Naked Baby Photos on Caroline

The Beach Boys “Surf’s Up (Piano Demo) [Master Take]” from The Smile Sessions on CAPITOL

Rufus Wainwright “Pretty Things” from Want One on Polydor Associated Labels

The London Symphony Orchestra “Aqualung” from A Classic Case: LSO Plays The Music of Jethro Ull on EMI

Tom Waits “Singapore” from Glitter and Doom Live on Anti-

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!” from Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! – EP on Anti/Epitaph

Talking Heads “Pyscho Killer” from Talking Heads: 77 on SIRE

Bruce Springteen “Adam Raised a Cain” from Darkness on the Edge of Town on Columbia

Jack White “I’m Shakin’” from Blunderbuss on Third Man

Little Willie John “I’m Shakin’” from Fever: The Best of Little Willie John on Rhino

James Brown “Soul Power” from In the Jungle Groove on POLYDOR

Alternative Therapy, Saturday May 5, 2012 on KHSU 90.5, Arcata CA and KHSR 91.9 Crescent City/Brookings
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Ennio Morricone “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Main Title” from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Original Soundtrack on Edelton

Beastie Boys “Sabotage” from Ill Communication (Remastered) on Capitol Catalog

Jack White “Sixteen Saltines” from Blunderbuss on Third Man

Sonic Youth “Mary-Christ” from Goo (Deluxe Edition) on Geffen

Blowupblow “Sunshine On the Front Line, Pt. One” from Trust Us… A Long Beach Comp on Fidotrust Records

Manbreak “Ready or Not (Live)” from Round And Round – EP on One Little Indian Records

The Lights “Your Boyfriend Has a Pretty Machine” from Beautiful Bird on Bop Tart

P. J. Harvey “’O’ Stella” from Dry on Indigo

The Vaccines “Blow It UP” from What Did You Expect from The Vaccines? on Columbia

Jimi Hendrix “Crying Blue Rain” from Valleys of Neptune on Experience Hendrix/Legacy

The Walkmen “Red Moon” from You & Me on Fierce Panda

Neko Case “Star Witness” from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood on Anti-

XTC “My Bird Performs” from Nonsuch on Geffen

Pretenders “Light of the Moon” from Get Close (Remastered) on SIRE

Glasvegas “Geraldine” from Glasvegas on Columbia

The Shins “Simple Song” from Port of Morrow on Columbia

Tangerine Dream “Invisible Limits” from Stratosfear on Virgin UK

Richard Thompson “Burning Man” from Dream Attic on Shout Factory

Gomez “In Our Gun” from In Our Gun on Virgin

John Doe “Moonbeam” from Keeper on Yep Roc

Stan Ridgway “A Mission In Life” from Mosquitos on Geffen

Walter Becker “Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore” from Circus Money on 5/12

Isaac Hayes “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic” from Hot Buttered Soul – EP (Remastered) on Stax

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs “Dear John” from Long Distance on Damaged Goods

Frank Black “I Burn Today” from Honeycomb on Cooking Vinyl

Wilco “Sky Blue Sky” from Sky Blue Sky on Nonesuch

Buffalo Springfield “Pretty Girl Why” from Last Time Around on ATCO

Noah & The Whale “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” from Last Night On Earth on Co-Op/Shock Entertainment

James Brown “Blue & Pants” from Hot Pants on Polygram