Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Riot Fest Set Times for Toronto, Chicago and Denver Released Final Set Times for Riot Fest in Chicago, Denver are available now, along with updated set-times for Toronto, which kicks off tomorrow at Downsview Park. See below for full schedules. www.riotfest.org CHICAGO Friday, September 12:00pm Riot Stage 3-3:30 PM: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears 4-4:45 PM: Circa Survive 5:15-6 PM: Failure 7-7:45 PM: Gogol Bordello 8:45-10 PM: Jane's Addiction Roots Stage 3:30-4 PM: Title Fight 4:45-5:15 PM: Stiff Little Fingers 6-7 PM: NOFX 7:45-8:45 PM: The Offspring Rock Stage 4-4:40 PM: All 5-5:45 PM: Senses Fail 7:30-8:15 PM: Murder City Devils 9-10 PM: Rise Against Riot Fest Speaks Stage 5:45-7 PM: Pussy Riot panel Rebel Stage 4:15-5 PM: Gwar 5:30-6:15 PM: Clutch 7-7:45: Mastodon 8:45-9:45 PM: Slayer Rise Stage 3:45-4:15 PM: Ur Lineup Sux, Bro 5-5:30 PM: Emarosa 6:15-7 PM: We Came as Romans 7:45-8:45 PM: Of Mice & Men Rev Stage 3-3:30 PM: Somos 4-4:30 PM: Plague Vendor 5-5:30 PM: Hotelier 6-6:30 PM: From Indian Lakes 7-7:30 PM: Pianos Become the Teeth 8-8:30 PM: Pity Sex The Radicals 3:30-4 PM: Vamos! 4:30-5 PM: Baby Baby 5:30-6 PM: Wounds 6:30-7 PM: Radkey 7:30-8 PM: Red City Radio Saturday, September 13: Riot Stage 12:05-12:35 PM: Pizza Underground 1:05-1:50 PM: Orwells 2:30-3:15 PM: Dandy Warhols 4-4:45 PM: Die Antwoord 5:30-6:15 PM: Paul Weller 7:15-8 PM: Metric 9-10 PM: The National Roots Stage 12:35-1:05 PM: Wavves 1:55-2:40 PM: Tokyo Police Club 3:15-4 PM: City & Colour 4:45-5:30 PM: Afghan Whigs 6:15-7:15 PM: Wu-Tang Clan 8-9 PM: Flaming Lips Rock Stage 12-12:30 PM: Frank Iero 1-1:45 PM: RX Bandits 2:15-3 PM: Streetlight Manifesto 3:30-4:15 PM: Saosin with Anthony Green 4:45-5:30 PM: Say Anything 6-6:45 PM: Dashboard Confessional 7:15-8:15 PM: The Used 8:45-9:45 PM: Taking Back Sunday Rebel Stage 1:10 PM-1:40 PM: Samiam 2:20-2:50 PM: Buzzcocks 3:45-4:25 PM: Face to Face 5:10-5:55 PM: Me First & the Gimme Gimmes 6:55-7:55 PM: Cock Sparrer 8:55-9:55 PM: Samhain Rise Stage 7:55-8:55 PM: Descendents 5:55-6:55 PM: Get Up Kids 4:25-5:10 PM: Mighty Mighty Bosstones 2:50-3:55 PM: Television 1:40-2:20 PM: 7 Seconds 12:25-1:10 PM: Anti-Flag Rev Stage 12-12:30 PM: Picturebooks 1-1:30 PM: Rose's Pawn Shop 2-2:30 PM: The Bots 3-3:30 PM: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die 4-4:30 PM: Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas 5-5:30 PM: Lemuria 6-6:30 PM: Nostalghia 7-7:30 PM: Skaters 8-8:30 PM: Citizen The Radicals 11:45-12:15 PM: Buffalo Rodeo 12:45-1:15 PM: Dan Wade 1:45-2:15 PM: Ex Friends 2:45-3:15 PM: Broncho 3:45-4:15 PM: American Scene 4:45-5:15 PM: Restorations 5:45-6:15 PM: Crombies 6:45-7:15 PM: Unlikely Candidates Sunday, September 14: Riot Stage 1:45-2:15 PM: Kurt Vile & the Violators 2:55-3:35 PM: Superchunk 4:30-5:15 PM: Tegan and Sara 6-6:45 PM: Patti Smith 7:45-10 PM: The Cure Roots Stage 11:45-12:30 PM: Menzingers 1-1:45 PM: Bouncing Souls 2:15-2:55 PM: Billy Bragg 3:35-4:30 PM: Naked Raygun 5:15-6 PM: Dropkick Murphys 6:45-7:45 PM: Social Distortion Rock Stage 1:15-1:45 PM: Only Crime 2:15-3 PM: Silverstein 3:30-4:15 PM: La Dispute 4:45-5:30 PM: Mineral 6-6:45 PM: Blue Meanies 7:15-8:15 PM: New Found Glory 8:45-9:45 PM: Bring Me the Horizon Rebel Stage 1:10-1:40 PM: Front Bottoms 2:10-3 PM: The Hold Steady 3:45-4:25 PM: Motion City Soundtrack 5:05-5:55 PM: Hot Snakes 6:40-7:40 PM: Cheap Trick 8:40-9:55 PM: Weezer Rise Stage 12:40-1:10 PM: Laura Stevenson 1:40-2:10 PM: Whigs 3-3:45 PM: Andrew W.K. 4:20-5:05 PM: Lucero 5:55-6:40 PM: Mudhoney 7:40-8:40 PM: Primus Rev Stage 12-12:30 PM: Chumped 1-1:30 PM: Survay Says! 2-2:30 PM: Pup 3-3:30 PM: Tiny Moving Parts 4-4:30 PM: Cerebral Ballzy 5-5:30 PM: Dads 6-6:30 PM: Modern Baseball 7-7:30 PM: I Am the Avalanche The Radicals 11:30-12 PM: Grizzled Mighty 12:30-1 PM: Mutts 1:30-2 PM: Team Spirit 2:30-3 PM: Netherfriends 3:30-4 PM: Lucki Ecks 4:30-5 PM: ShowYouSuck 5:30-6 PM: My Gold Mask 6:30-7 PM: In the Valley Below 7:30-8 PM: Archie Powell & the Exports DENVER Friday – Doors at 2:30 p.m. // 12:00 a.m. End Time May Farms Stage (Riot) 10:45 – 12:00 a.m.: Weezer 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.: The Flaming Lips 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.: Die Antwoord 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.: Buzzcocks 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: La Dispute Byers General Store Stage (Roots) 9:30 – 10:45 p.m.: Primus 7:45 – 8:30 p.m.: Gogol Bordello 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.: Failure 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.: The Orwells Byers Country Feed Stage (Rock) 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.: Slayer 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: NOFX 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.: New Found Glory 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.: ALL 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.: Mineral Rev Stage 10:30 – 11:00 p.m: Big Freedia 9:00 – 9:30 p.m.: Nostalghia 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Skaters 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.: My Body Sings Electric 4:45 – 5:15 p.m.: Tiny Moving Parts Saturday – Doors at Noon // 12:00 a.m. End Time May Farms Stage 9:30– 12:00 a.m.: The Cure 7:45 – 8:30 p.m.: City and Colour 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: Hot Snakes 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.: Lucero 3:05 – 3:45 p.m.: Dum Dum Girls 1:50 – 2:20 p.m.: The Bots Byers General Store Stage 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Social Distortion 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.: Descendents 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.: Face to Face 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Clutch 2:20 – 3:05 p.m.: Strung Out 1:20– 1:50 p.m.: Larry and His Flask Byers Country Feed Stage 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.: A Day To Remember 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Bring Me The Horizon 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.: The Used 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: Taking Back Sunday 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.: Glassjaw 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: We Came As Romans 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Frnkiero and the Cellabration 1:15 -‐1:45 p.m.: Pianos Become The Teeth Rev Stage 9:30 – 10:00 p.m: I Am The Avalanche 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Plague Vendor 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.: Red City Radio 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Dads 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.: Baby Baby 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: The Picturebooks 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.: All Out Helter 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.: Wiredogs Sunday – Doors at Noon // 11:00 p.m. End Time May Farms Stage 9:45 – 11:00 p.m.: The National 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.: TV on the Radio 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: Manchester Orchestra 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.: Violent Femmes 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Bob Mould 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Brick and Mortar Byers General Store Stage 8:45 – 9:45 p.m.: Rise Against 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.: Dropkick Murphys 5:15– 6:00 p.m.: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Bouncing Souls 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: The Menzingers 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: In the Valley Below Byers Country Feed Stage 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Wu-‐Tang Clan 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.: Sublime w/ Rome 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.: The Expendables 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.: 3oh3! 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.: Touche Amore 2:45 – 3:30 p.m: Passafire 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.: The Epilogues 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.: The Dendrites Rev Stage 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.: Wounds 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Cerebral Ballzy 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Radkey 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: The Unlikely Candidates 2:15– 2:45 p.m.: Sole and DJ Pain1 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.: In The Whale TORONTO Doors at 11:00 a.m. / / Curfew at 11:00 p.m. Saturday September 6, 2014 Riot Stage 9:00-10:45 p.m.: The Cure 7:00-8:00 p.m.: DFA 5:15-6:00 p.m.: Paul Weller 3:45-4:30 p.m.: Alkaline Trio 2:20-3:00 p.m.: New Found Glory 1:10-1:50 p.m.: Rubblebucket 12:10-12:40 p.m.: Bad Suns Roots Stage 8:00-9:00 p.m.: The Flaming Lips 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Brand New 4:30-5:15 p.m.: AWOLNATION 3:00-3:45 p.m.: The Afghan Whigs 1:50-2:20 p.m.: Circa Survive 12:40-1:10 p.m.: The Mounties 11:40-12:10 p.m.: Laura Stevenson Rock Stage 8:00-9:00 p.m.: Billy Talent 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Rise Against 5:15-6:00 p.m.: Bring Me the Horizon 4:00-4:45 p.m.: Taking Back Sunday 2:45-3:30 p.m.: Manchester Orchestra 1:30-2:15 p.m.: Glassjaw 12:30-1:00 p.m.: Title Fight Rebel Stage 6:00-6:30 p.m.: Pentimento 5:00-5:30 p.m.: Broncho 3:00-3:30 p.m.: Citizen 2:00-2:30 p.m.: The Beaches 1:00-1:30 p.m.: Somos Doors at 11:00 a.m. / / Curfew at 11:00 p.m. Sunday September 7, 2014 Riot Stage 9:40-10:55 p.m.: City and Colour 7:40-8:40 p.m.: The National 5:50-6:40 p.m.: Social Distortion 4:15-5:00 p.m.: The Head and the Heart 2:55-3:35 p.m.: Bob Mould 1:30-2:10 p.m.: Nostalghia 12:30-1:00 p.m.: Almighty Trigger Happy Roots Stage 8:40-9:40 p.m.: Metric 6:40-7:40 p.m.: Death Cab for Cutie 5:00-5:50 p.m.: Dropkick Murphys 3:35-4:15 p.m.: The New Pornographers 2:10-2:55 p.m.: Lucero 1:00-1:30 p.m.: Lemuria Rock Stage 7:15-8:30 p.m.: The Buzzcocks 5:55-6:35 p.m.: Stars 4:40-5:25 p.m.: Tokyo Police Club 3:25-4:10 p.m.: Die Antwoord 2:15-2:55 p.m.: Clutch 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Pup 12:15-12:45 p.m.: The Bots Rebel Stage 6:00-6:30 p.m.: Dead Tired 5:00-5:30 p.m.: Radkey 4:00-4:30 p.m.: The Hoteliers 3:00-3:30 p.m.: Say Yes 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Seaway 1:00-1:30 p.m.: Restorations 12:00-12:30 p.m.: Wounds
Geneviève Bellemare "Live And Die" I'm currently enjoying the song and video "Live and Die" by Geneviève Bellemare. She collaborated over a ten month period writing with producers Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Crowded House), Paul O’Duffy (Amy Winehouse), Busbee (Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Pink) and Tony Berg (Lucius, Nicklecreek) on her recently released Verve EP Live and Die. It brings to mind some of the solo Thom Yorke material mixed with Portishead and Sade via a smoky jazz club. Good stuff. Collaborater Berg comments, “Geneviève approaches writing—and music, in general—from a uniquely spontaneous and soulful place. She has an unerring sense of what feels right for her, so collaborating is strangely (and often hilariously) devoid of indecision. She says ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and that confidence informs everything she does. It’s refreshing to meet someone whose melodic and lyrical instincts are so completely her own.” Froom added, “I found Geneviève to have a distinctive point of view as an artist. As a singer, she has a depth of feeling that belies her age. Not exactly a soul singer, just absolutely real and soulful. As a writer of melodies and lyrics, she usually finds a unique melodic way into a song. In writing with her, I was constantly surprised with what she came up with (and how much I liked it!). All in all, everything I look for in a collaboration.”
Tusk - the Kevin Smith film that began on Twitter received a clip debut via Twitter. Here's the official trailer for Tusk. The film was written and directed by Kevin Smith and stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Parks and Genesis Rodriguez. The synopsis for this horror tale is, and I shit you not, "Tusk follows a brash American podcaster as he braves the Canadian wilds to interview an old man with an incredible past,only to discover the man’s dark secret involves a walrus." Horror + walrus = I'm all in! And the clip Smith shared via Twitter: "I Don't Want to Die in Canada." And in other Smith news, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Clerks the 1994 soundtrack will be available for the first time on vinyl November 11. The soundtrack features Girls Against Boys, Alive in Chains, Bad Religion, The Jesus Lizard, Golden Smog, Soul Asylum, Seaweed and more, as well as audio clips from the film. TRIVIA: Licensing the songs cost more than the film cost to complete. Check out madmimi.com for more information.
Pussy Riot Panel for Riot Fest 2014 Announced In celebration of the 10th year of Riot fest, founder Michael A. Petryshyn decided to add discourse regarding political ideology to the music festival. The Pussy Riot panel discussion will be held September 12, 2014 in Chicago, IL. Henry Rollins will lead the panel consisting of Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot/Zona Prava), Masha Alekhina (Pussy Riot/Zona Prava), Greg Graffin (Bad Religion, Vocalist/Professor or Geology at UCLA), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Marcelle Karp (writer/activist), and Michael A. Petryshyn (Riot Fest, Founder). Founded in 2011, feminist Riot Grrrl band and activists Pussy Riot staged unauthorized guerrilla performances in public locations such as public transportation and parks, but most notoriously in a church (for which some band members were arrested). The DIY band edited these experiences into music videos and posted them on the Internet. The collective have protested at the Olympics (and were re-arrested), published a book called Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom and inspired a documentary of the same name. If you find yourself grumbling about American senate gridlock and countless other political issues in the U.S. - do yourself a favor and watch this documentary which doesn't negate other problems in other countries, but certainly puts things in perspective. After watching the film, do a search and bone up on the happenings of the jailed women and the ensuing "Free Pussy Riot" campaigns. As reported in Vanyland, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are creating their own independent news agency, dubbed MediaZona, that will focus on courts, police stations, law enforcement, and the flawed prison system. The band’s prison rights group Zona Prava will collaborate with Russian political journalist Sergey Smirnov as editor-in-chief. In a press release Tolokonnikova has stated “Since our release from prison six months ago we’ve felt that Russian media are no longer able to cover what is going on. Because of the heavy censorship by authorities there is no space for anything in the media that criticizes Putin’s policies and tracks human rights abuses by Russian courts and law enforcement. Courts, prisons, arrests, convictions, riots in facilities, political criminal cases, crimes by law enforcement officials – our new media outlet will try to cover it all.” Here is a promotional trailer for the entertaining and enlightening film Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Jack White at Château de Fontainebleau - A Take Away Show filmed in Saint-Saturnin Chapel, Fontainebleau Castle, on June 30th, 2014. White performs “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known” (The White Stripes’ White Blood Cells) and “Entitlement” (from Lazaretto). White's band includes Lillie Mae Rische, Dominic Davis and Fats Kaplin. Jack White's latest release Lazaretto is the highest selling vinyl LP of the last 20 years. The “Lazaretto” single is now available for purchase digitally with the non-album B-side “Power Of My Love.” The Libertines plan a reunion album and according to a French radio interview, Pete Doherty said Jack White may produce. Speaking separately to Consequence of Sound, a spokesperson for White said he “is not interested in producing the Libertines’ new album.” (Updated September 5) Seems like maybe The Libertines were either having "pipe dreams" or trying to capitalize om White's popularity. *JACK WHITE* *2014 TOUR* September 13th – Raleigh, NC, USA – Farm Aid Festival September 14th – Columbia, MD, USA – Merriweather Post Pavilion September 15th – Cleveland, OH, USA – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica September 17th – Boston, MA, USA – The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park September 19th – Atlanta, GA, USA – Music Midtown Festival September 20th – Jacksonville, FL, USA – Moran Theater September 21st – Miami, FL, USA – The Fillmore September 22nd – Miami, FL, USA – The Fillmore September 24th – Columbia, SC, USA – Township Auditorium October 11th – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival October 12th – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival November 16th – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National November 17th – Leeds, UK – Leeds Arena November 18th – Glasgow, UK – Hydro Arena November 19th – London, UK – O2 Arena
I couldn't begin to approximate how many hundreds or thousands of concerts I've attended and I stand firm that Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are among the top ten, possibly top 5 live shows I have ever seen. "Jubilee Street" (Live from The Sydney Opera House) from a screening of the new Nick Cave film 20,000 Days on Earth. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have released two previously unavailable tracks "Give Us A Kiss" and "Jubilee Street (live from The Sydney Opera House)". The songs from the award-winning feature 20,000 Days On Earth will be available digitally September 4 with a limited edition vinyl 10” to be released November 10. Drafthouse Nick Cave will celebrate the United States theatrical release of *20,000 Days on Earth* with a special screening at New York's Town Hall. The screening will be followed by a rare Nick Cave solo piano performance as well as an audience conversation segment featuring Cave and 20,000 Days on Earth directors Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth. Tickets for this exclusive release event will be available for purchase by the general public at 12pm EST on Saturday, September 6 with a special fan presale Friday, September 5 at 12pm EST. Visit nickcave.com for further information. Can't attend? Never fear, Drafthouse Films and Noisey have partnered to live stream the event. For more information on Noisey's coverage, visit vice.com Official trailer:
This is one of those rare times when I think fans would really enjoy simply reading straight from a press release. But first I want to share a bit of the magic music and visuals of Captain Beefheart "Ice Cream for Crow." Anyway, in the spirit of sharing, here's some information regarding a Captain Beefheart box set straight from the folks behind the scenes. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART SUN ZOOM SPARK: 1970 TO 1972 Limited Edition Four-Disc Boxed Set Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid And Clear Spot, Plus An Entire Disc Of Unreleased Outtakes Available On CD, LP, And Digitally November 11 From Rhino. LOS ANGELES - In the legendary Captain Beefheart discography, attention usually focuses on the carefully wrought, experimental music heard on Trout Mask Replica. As a consequence, the three stellar albums recorded soon after-Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid, and Clear Spot-are often overlooked. Rhino intends to change that with a limited edition four-disc collection that revisits the albums Captain Beefheart (aka Don Van Vliet) recorded with the Magic Band in the early Seventies. It includes all three albums, which have been remastered for the first time, as well as an entire disc featuring 14 previously unissued outtakes from that era. SUN ZOOM SPARK: 1970 to 1972 will be available on November 11 for a suggested list price of $59.98 on four CDs and $99.98 on four LPs. The set will also be available digitally. Recorded over a couple of weeks in the summer of 1970 at United Recording Group in Hollywood, Lick My Decals Off, Baby was released the following October. One of Van Vliet's favorites, the album represents the apex of his dissonant style and includes such standout tracks as the quirky-funny "I Love You, You Big Dummy" and the exquisite solo guitar piece "One Red Rose That I Mean." It was followed by The Spotlight Kid, which was recorded at The Record Plant in Los Angeles during the summer of 1971. It features a more barebones, blues-rock sound on songs like "Click Clack," "I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby" and "Alice In Blunderland." Lester Bangs wrote in Rolling Stone (March '72) that Beefheart had struck the balance between "intensely personal type of statement" and "mass appeal," praising the album for its "wit and genius." Soon after, Clear Spot was released. Recorded in the summer of 1972, the album introduced several standout tracks, such as the vulnerable love song "My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains," the soul ballad "Too Much Time," and the pulsing "Big Eyed Beans from Venus." The fourth and final disc in SUN ZOOM SPARK includes 14 unreleased tracks and is a trove of alternate versions, rehearsals and outtakes from the sessions for The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot. The disc reveals just how much some songs evolved before being released. Among the highlights are a sung-version of "I Can't Do This Unless I Can Do This/Seam Crooked Sam," which became a spoken-word performance on Bat Chain Puller ; a raucous, off-kilter version of "Dirty Blue Gene" that pointed the way to the final version on Doc at the Radar Station; and an instrumental rehearsal of "The Witch Doctor Life" that is nearly unrecognizable compared to the version heard on 1982's Ice Cream For Crow. SUN ZOOM SPARK: 1970 to 1972 Track Listing Lick My Decals Off, Baby (October 1970) 1. "Lick My Decals Off, Baby" 2. "Doctor Dark" 3. "I Love You, You Big Dummy" 4. "Peon" 5. "Bellerin' Plain" 6. "Woe-Is-uh-Me-Bop" 7. "Japan in a Dishpan" 8. "I Wanna Find a Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go" 9. "Petrified Forest" 10. "One Red Rose That I Mean" 11. "The Buggy Boogie Woogie" 12. "The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or the Big Dig)" 13. "Space-Age Couple" 14. "The Clouds Are Full of Wine (not Whiskey or Rye)" 15. "Flash Gordon's Ape" The Spotlight Kid (January 1972) 1. "I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby" 2. "White Jam" 3. "Blabber 'n Smoke" 4. "When It Blows Its Stacks" 5. "Alice in Blunderland" 6. "The Spotlight Kid" 7. "Click Clack" 8. "Grow Fins" 9. "There Ain't No Santa Claus on the Evenin' Stage" 10. "Glider" Clear Spot (November 1972) 1. "Low Yo Yo Stuff" 2. "Nowadays a Woman's Gotta Hit a Man" 3. "Too Much Time" 4. "Circumstances" 5. "My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains" 6. "Sun Zoom Spark" 7. "Clear Spot" 8. "Crazy Little Thing" 9. "Long Neck Bottles" 10. "Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles" 11. "Big Eyed Beans from Venus" 12. "Golden Birdies" Out-takes 1. "Alice in Blunderland" - Alternate Version 2. "Harry Irene" 3. "I Can't Do This Unless I Can Do This/Seam Crooked Sam" 4. "Pompadour Swamp/Suction Prints" 5. "The Witch Doctor Life" - Instrumental Take 6. "Two Rips in a Haystack/Kiss Me My Love" 7. "Best Batch Yet" - (Track) Version 1 8. "Your Love Brought Me To Life" - Instrumental 9. "Dirty Blue Gene" - Alternate Version 1 10. "Nowadays a Woman's Gotta Hit a Man" - Early Mix 11. "Kiss Where I Kain't" 12. "Circumstances" - Alternate Version 2 13. "Little Scratch" 14. "Dirty Blue Gene" - Alternate Version 3
Foxygen "How Can You Really" (Rip Off Todd Rundgren)? Foxygen "How Can You Really" from the album Foxygen...And Star Power, available October 14 via Jagjaguwar. Foxygen: The hipster version of The Darkness? Nope. Just some weasels that discovered Granny's RUNT album. Or more likely the Something/Anything single "I Saw the Light." How can you really rip off a classic song? Like that apparently. As they say, "Todd is God." Here's the classic song "I Saw the Light" by Todd Rundgren from his essential album Something/Anything. Speaking of Todd Rundgren you can check out his band Utopia as reissued and remastered and just plain all spruced up on Esoteric Recordings via the kind folks at Cherry Red Records. I'm currently listening to POV, but Oblivion and Redux '92 Live in Japan are also available. Pov includes the original album tracks, plus those from the 1986 compilation Trivia - essentially the hard core may not have "Fix Your Gaze" on this format. The booklet is top notch including an original advertisement, band photos, The Story by Mark Powell, lyrics and liner notes. Fantastic! Cherry Red gives Rhino a real run for their money in terms of top quality reissues and revamps. Check them out, because they have all sorts of genres and fantastic artists for audiophiles to fill in their collections or newbies to discover. You almost can't go wrong. From an earlier issue of the Utopia album POV, here's the track "Mated" Utopia are Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Roger Powell and John "Willie" Wilcox.