MonkeyBeat 57: Berwyn Rocks

It's all about digging up the past this week, with live recordings from the old Garageshock Festivals, new music from old artists & few audio snippets in tribute to a hero from my youth, Svengoolie ... Heck, who am I kiddin? I was in my early 30's last time I watch his show. It's the one thing I miss most about not living in the Chicago area. Sorry, Grandma, you're a distant #2!


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MonkeyBeat 56: & The Winner Is...

This week I announce the winner of the George Lynch Mr. Scary G2G Pedal Giveaway. I also discuss some of the comments left for the last show, and play a ton of new music.

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MonkeyBeat 55: Shirts Off For Rock N' Roll

Win a brand new George Lynch G2G Mr Scary Signature guitar effects pedal. To enter, just leave a comment on this post before Midnight (PST) October 23rd, 2010.

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MonkeyBeat 54: Invasion USA

Hatred and aggression are the themes this week. From telling jocks to fuck off, to making fun of fatties, to Indian rapers with cities named after them. Of course it's all bundled in sugary sweet melodies to help it go down better.

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MonkeyBeat 53: It's The Music That Makes Me

It's all about high energy music this week, starting with a slew of new tracks including tracks from Stomp Records, followed by the garage-slop sound of Slovenly Records. Then a bit of a live bootleg recording of Paul Collins' set from his show in Portland last week, and a set of tunes by the bands who opened for him.

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MonkeyBeat 52: Bob Snyder on Organ

This show kicks off with some Pinoy Rock, followed by trip around the world for some of the rockinest tunes known to man, ending with a taste of less than docile cow punk.

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MonkeyBeat 51: Avoiding World Domination Since 2007

Lots of ranting on this episode as I send a message to those playing "The Podcasting Game", explain the physics of fat guy love, crack into a package of records I received from Michael Lucas (of Repent Records & The Phantom Surfers), plus the usual bunch of new music.

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Download: The Organ Beat - Sleep When We Are Dead

The Organ Beats are now offering their first release "Sleep When We Are Dead" as a free download via Bandcamp.com
You now have no excuse not to know all of their songs.

<a href="http://theorganbeats.bandcamp.com/album/sleep-when-we-are-dead">SLEEP WHEN WE ARE DEAD by The Organ Beats</a>

The Organ Beats - Sleep When We Are Dead from Ben Fee on Vimeo.

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MonkeyBeat 50: I Will Hobble You!

Lot's of rockers on this show. I also discuss my enjoyment for the current #2 song in the USA, good parents, seeing The Gories play live, why I might stop going to a lot of live shows & why Will Smith should be "Parent Of The Year".

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Gabba on Beat Room


According to internet-lore (AKA wikipedia), Gabba first took shape in the mind of Londoner Stig Honda in 1996 when he put together a group to play the music of Abba in the style of The Ramones. Three years later he christened the group Gabba and released their first (official) album "Leaving Stockholm". They quickly caught the attention of the UK media who fawned all over their act, gaining them write ups in rock journals like Mojo, Melody Maker & NME. They did a few live sessions for BBC, including the one featured in this post. All this love came to an end less than a week after the release of their 2001 album "Tijuana Dance", when it was banned by UK officials for being "Anti-Establishment" due to Spanish lyrics that accused the Queen of England of being a Nazi Storm trooper.
As with most novelty acts you have to take all supposed "facts" about them with a bucket of salt. The truth is that the act's novelty kind of wears thin after about 15 minutes, and lacking the musicianship of a band like Beatallica, they really had nowhere to go after their first album. Really that is all a band like this should last anyways, or else they turn into an annoyance like Dread Zeppelin.
So enjoy the above clip, and know that you most likely are seeing one of the worst Howard Stern Joey Ramone impersonations ever.
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MonkeyBeat 49: Warts & All

Some gremlins got lose in the recording gear here, so there is a bit of a whine heard anytime my mic goes on. But let's face it, you don't listen to this show to hear my yapping. You listen because of the great music & this episode has bucketfuls of that!

Songs played:
  1. The Tunas - Shat My Pants
  2. Glen Matlock & The Philistines - Born Running
  3. The Yum Yums - I Wanna Be The One
  4. The Dollyrots - Let's Be In Love
  5. Gabba - The Pinhead Takes it All
  6. Hillstomp - Cardiac Arrest In D
  7. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 40lbs Of Cheese
  8. The Ruiners - Fix That Broken Halo
  9. The Jim Jones Revue - Foghorn
  10. Nobunny - Motorhead With Me
  11. The Grey Spikes - If I Burn
  12. Brimstone Howl - Green Machine
  13. Lover! - Vulture Culture
  14. The Above - Special Somethin'
  15. Jason & The Scorchers - We've Got It Goin' On
  16. The Yayhoos - Never Give An Inch
  17. The Sadies - Violet and Jeffery Lee
  18. Paul Collins - This Is America
Show Notes:


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MonkeyBeat 48: Napping Time

This show starts with a POP from The Dollyrots' new disc, then we move on to more of a country vibe which cause me to go off on a tangent about why I want to do major harm to that lying cocksucker benny hinn. I try to calm down by breaking out some classic garage rock seven inchers from the mid-90's, including the new single by The Mummies. To keep thing going in a positive path I fire up a set of tracks featuring the genius of Keith Streng, away from his usual band The Fleshtones. Finally the cherry is placed on top of the whole thing by playing quite possibly the rarest of all Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet songs.

Songs played:
  1. The Dollyrots - My Heart Explodes
  2. Dash Rip Rock - Party 101
  3. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House - Westboro Baptist Church
  4. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper - This Land Is Your Land
  5. Francine - Trouble
  6. The Swingin' Neckbreakers - Diggin' A Grave
  7. The 1,4,5's - Unstoppable
  8. The Brentwoods - One Banana Two Banana (Do The Monkey)
  9. The Invisible Men - This Town
  10. The Mummies - Just One More Dance
  11. The Master Plan - Doin' It Right
  12. Action Dogs - Can't Get Through To You
  13. Peter Zaremba's Love Delegation - Chained To My Heart
  14. Wild Hyenas - I Go Wild
  15. Full Time Men - Way Down South
  16. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Reid Does Neil
Show Notes:
  • Be sure to check out The Master Plan's video for Feels Good To Feel with guest vocalist Dave Faulkner of The Hoodoo Gurus



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The Nomads - Virus 1999


I've always been shocked that The Nomads aren't one of the biggest bands in the world. They surely have the songs & the performing chops, to stand along side any platinum selling arena rockers going in the last 30 years. They even had a ton of support from the music establishment, with folks like Peter Case, Jeffery Lee Peirce & Scott McCaughey all penning tunes for them. They also had guests like Johnny Thunders, Joey Ramone & Handsome Dick Manitoba appear on their records. Yet they remain mostly a band know to only the most die hard rock fans, outside of their home of Sweden. In a perfect world, the two songs in this clip would be million selling hits, but instead we live in a world rules by morons who would rather listen to music resembling an off balanced washing machine.
The first song "I've Seen Better" comes from their "Big Sound 2000" album, while the second song "(I'm) Out Of It" (co-written by McCaughey) is from quite possibly their best album "Powerstrip".

Little know fact: The Art Production on their 1996 EP "The Cold Hard Facts of Life" was done by (a then unknown) Neko Case!

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MonkeyBeat 47: My Elephant Lamp

I think the heat melted my mind while recording this one. I start out pretty much sharp and on top of announcing the music being played. However, about 45 minutes into it I seem to mess up even the simplest of band names and song titles. Make sure you follow what is printed below, not your brain dead announcer, on this one.
All an all the music on here makes a great soundtrack to a hot summer day.

Songs played:
  1. The Wildhearts - Zeen Requiem
  2. Jim Jones Revue - High Horse
  3. Gunsmoke - Nothing Left To Say
  4. Richmond Fontaine - The Gits
  5. The Ruiners - Happy Birthday Bitch!
  6. The Makers - She's Going Under
  7. Question Mark & The Mysterians - Don't Give It Up Now
  8. The Monks - Monk Time (Live in Berlin 2006)
  9. The Hard-Ons - Pretend It's Vanilla
  10. Visqueen - Lovely Guilty
  11. Ken Stringfellow & The Disciplines - No Vacancy
  12. Gorevette - Nothings Gonna Stop Me
  13. The Untamed Youth - Interview/Mailbox Jamboree
  14. The Mummies - Victim of Curcumstances
  15. Hoodoo Gurus - What's In It For Me? (Live)
Show Notes:



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The Dictators - Irving Plaza Feb 7th, 1981


July 26th 2010 marks the 34th anniversary of the first time The Dictators took the stage at CBGB's. While I have yet to find footage of that monumental event, I present you here the next best thing, The 'Tators ripping it up at Irving Plaza in the winter of 1981.
These 7 songs were filmed at one of the string of reunion gigs the guys did that year, just a few days before the performance that would be released by ROIR as "Fuck Em If They Can't Take a Joke" (and later as "Live - New York New York"). They play with a fire that makes one wonder what might have been if the band hadn't called it quits three year earlier.
Thankfully, the last decade has seen them return to playing on a semi-regular basis, including the release of the excellent "D.F.F.D." album and the live document "Viva Dictators".

You can download the m4v file here. Those of you on slow connections, or who don't wish to download larger files can view it on Youtube in 3 parts. (Part 1 Part 2 Part 3)

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Billy Childish at Annandale Hotel in Sydney Dec 6th, 2005


Here's some fine audience shot footage of Billy Childish & the Musicians Of The British Empire. The gig was billed as a Buff Medways show, but the lineup here is the same as the MBE. I've always found it hard to keep track of whatever name Billy is using for his current trio, especially since he tends to draw from his entire catalog no mater what band he's with.
Here he plays (Thee Mighty Caesars') Lie Detector, (The Buff Medways') Unable To See The Good and (Thee Headcoats') Girl From '62.

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MonkeyBeat 46: If I Could Only Remember My Name....

It's an odds & sods show this week, as I toss tunes that have been laying around into a pot to make a menudo for your ears. I also do my usual bit of bitching and complaining, question if there is more than one HeWhoCannotBeNamed, talk about better podcasts you should be listening to, and continually lose my train of thought and setlist.

Songs played:
  1. Micky - La Cuenta Atras
  2. Pure Country Gold - Moanin' In The Moonlight
  3. Lo-Lite - Right Thing
  4. Walter Daniels & The Gospel Clodhoppers - Take Your Foot Out Of The Mud
  5. Thunderosa - Shut Down
  6. The Elderberries - Impostor
  7. Annita Babyface & The Tasty Poneys - No Problem For Good Sex
  8. HeWhoCannotBeNamed - Wake Up
  9. Francine - I Don't Give A Damn
  10. I Can Lick Any Son Of A Bitch In The House - Valentine
  11. The Hillbilly Moon Explosion - Johnny Are You Gay?
  12. Gunsmoke - I Never
  13. Paul Collins - Do You Wanna Love Me?
  14. Caroline & The Treats - Pick It Up
  15. The Twistaroos - Animal Instinct
  16. The Yum Yums - Twenty-Four Seven
  17. The Nervebreakers - My Girlfriend Is A Rock
Show Notes:


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Real Kids - Outta Place


I was looking through some old DVDs I've had kicking around an found this choice clip from The Real Kids performing "Outta Place" back in November 1982 on the old Boston TV show "5 All Nite Live". Not sure where I originally found it, but I couldn't find it posted anywhere on the old internets so I uploaded it myself.
Enjoy.

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Andy Shernoff - Be True To Your School



I've repeatedly mentioned on the show what a huge fan I am of Andy Shernoff of The Dictators, and how only in the last few months he has started to play solo shows. Well imagine my delight as I happened across this clip of him performing solo on Glenn O'Brien's TV Party back in 1979. The host mentions that Andy had also performed on the show the week before, but I have yet to see that episode yet.
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MonkeyBeat 45: MonkeyBeat Sucks

Limited rambling on this show due to me having limited time to record, so I fill the rest of the time playing good music. I also find time to do another blind listening to a band that is currently #33 on a local music chart.

Songs played:
  1. The Hives - Early Morning Wake Up Call
  2. The Goldstars - You Crossed The Line
  3. The DT's - God Damn World
  4. Mongoose - No Anthem
  5. The Sonic Graffiti - Mystery Number
  6. Radio Dead Ones - Take It On Trust
  7. The Snipes - Devil I Know
  8. Jeff The Brotherhood - U Got The Look
  9. Moonhearts - Can't Find My Way
  10. The Biggest Bird You've Ever Seen - Mystery Machine
  11. Ross & Brad from The Ladonnas - The Warrior (Un-released Demo)
  12. The Poppers - "Dogdom" Blues
  13. The Loons - Heyday
  14. The Parting Gifts - Keep Walking
  15. Pierced Arrows - The Doorway
Show Notes:
  • To hear the complete sucks piece (all 12 minutes of it) that I splattered through out the show, check out the July 6th 2010 episode of The Best Show On WFMU
  • Thanks again to Brad from the Ladonnas for sending me the demo to play
  • Purchase The Haiti Project featuring 16 great artists including The Sonic Graffiti, and Radio Dead Ones. Plus 100% of the profits go to Haiti Relief
  • David from the From The Burro podcast let me know that I was wrong about Jeff The Brotherhood being a one man band. It's actually two brothers. Which makes sense to me now.


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MonkeyBeat 44: What's That Sound?

This episode is all over the map with live cuts from Ronnie Dawson, The Fleshtones & (Dictator) Andy Shernoff. I also read listener mail, and blindly play music sent in from one of them.

Songs played:
  1. Ronnie Dawson - Monkey Beat City
  2. Nick Curran & the Lowlifes - Filthy
  3. The Ding-Dongs - Until I Die
  4. John Schooley & His One Man Band - Factory Dog
  5. Dash Rip Rock - Call of the Wild
  6. Thee Attacks - Love In Disguise
  7. The Loons - Diamonds, Garbage and Gold
  8. Outrageous Cherry - Self-Made Monster
  9. The Reigning Sound - Is It True?
  10. The Biggest Bird You've Ever Seen - Postcard From Paraguay
  11. Thee Headliners - Whatchagonnado?
  12. Andy Shernoff - Master Race Rock
  13. The Fleshtones - The Dreg
  14. Los Straitjackets - Twist and Slide
  15. Impediments - Le Ann
  16. Riverdales - Crash Of The Moons
  17. Mind Spiders - Ripped
  18. Junior Astronomers - Fox and the Hound
  19. Danzig - Deth Red Moon
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MonkeyBeat 43: Helping Johnny Remember

The rambling returns! I take time off from setting up my new studio, and explain my recent absence from the "podcasting game".

Songs played:
  1. Blood Red Shoes - It Is Happening Again
  2. Paul Collins - Doin' It For The Ladies
  3. King Louie's Missing Monuments - Black Rainbow
  4. The Len Price 3 - Mr Grey
  5. The Booze - Hate City Nights
  6. Ronnie Dawson - Sucker For A Cheap Guitar
  7. Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  8. The Sticks - Night Of Pleasure
  9. Walter Daniels with Chili Cold Blood - Mystery Beer
  10. JJ & The Real Jerks - Hooky
  11. Davila 666 - Alerez
  12. Dirtbombs - Secret Code
  13. White Mystery - Switch It Off
  14. Night Birds - Prognosis; Negative
  15. The Dirty Sweets - Teenage Jerk
  16. The Overnight Lows - Last Meal For The Underachiever
  17. The Swanton Bombs - Waistland
  18. Shonen Knife - Economic Crisis
Show Notes:
  • The opening bit was taken from the educational film "Helping Johnny Remember". Ashleigh Nankivell did and hilarious re-edit of it that can be found here.
  • I forgot to say anything about The Sticks when I played them on this episode. They are a trio from Brighton, U.K. and list The Keggs as one of their influences. What more do you need to know, to know that they are worth lending your ears to?
  • Listen to White Mystery perform a great live set on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T. or download it from the Free Music Archive.
  • On the show, I falsely said that "Teenage Jerk" was by Dirty Sweet. It's actually by the Austin, TX band The Dirty Sweets and can be found on their "Bubblegum Damaged" CD on Rip-Off Records. Their guitarist now plays in the band Love Collector which is also worthy of your listening time.
  • Here's a site that shows you how to perform The Swanton Bomb as made famous by pro-wrestler Jeff Hardy. You'll most likely break your back or cripple your little brother doing it, but give it a try anyways. It will give you a good story to tell when people ask why you can't sit up straight on a bar stool.



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Welcome to My Jungle


Hey, I've been noticing a huge upswing in traffic to the site lately & figured I'd post a hello note to all the first time visitors (welcome back returning visitors, too). Please leave a comment on this post and tell me how you found the site, so I can thank those who help spread the word on MonkeyBeat.
Enjoy your stay here.
-John
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MonkeyBeat 42: All The News That's Fit To Shit


I wrestle with my tongue while trying to talk about Girl Trouble's legal troubles, the upcoming Gibson Brothers reunion show, & read mail from listeners.

Songs played:
Jack Skuller - Love is a Drum
Swingin' Neckbreakers - Action Kid
Girl Trouble - Strictly Sacred
The Nerves - Hanging on the Telephone
The M & M's - Knock, Knock, Knock
The New Pornographers - Crash Years
Richmond Fontaine - You Can Move Back Here
The Sadies - Another Day Again
The La Donnas - Rock You All Night Long
The Mochines - Petrified
New Bomb Turks - Girl Can't Help It
Gibson Bros. - The Sperm Count
The Dirty Shames - Just After Midnight
The Punk Group - Big-Ass Sandwiches
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Chicken Dog
Gas Huffer - Robert
The Spits - Beat You Up
The 4-Skins - The Return

Show Notes:




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Stream Roky Erickson and Okkervil River : True Love Cast Out All Evil

Bucketfull Of Brains hipped me that Relix is hosting a stream of the complete Roky Erickson and Okkervil River album "True Love Cast Out All Evil". It's not due to hit the street until Tuesday, but it's already garnering favorable reviews from Spin & Pitchfork, but don't hold that against the album. Listen to it for yourself here.



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MonkeyBeat 41: Get Up On That, Monkey!


The show takes a bit of a country bend, as I discuss attending a country music battle of the bands and play some music by one of the competing bands. Also I sing the praises of Rankoutsider Records by featuring a few of the great artists on their roster. Along the way I throw in a bunch of new music & a number one hit song (in Holland).

Songs played:
The Neighborhood Bullys - Spin It
The Black Tongued Bells - Rattle Some Bones
Scott Kempner - Blame Me
Dan Reeder - Food and Pussy
The Elk River Tree Fort Army - Maryanne
The Tripwires - Drawing A Blank
The Plimsouls - Zero Hour
The Baseball Project - Cubs 2010
Mark Sultan - Go Berserk
The Dirty Shames - You're A Drag
Sonic Avenues - I Want You Now
Hacienda - You're My Girl
The 75's - I Wanna Kill My Boyfriend
Brimstone Howl - End Of The Summer
Tijuana Hercules - A Boiling Pot Shows No Mercy
Danko Jones - Full Of Regret

Show Notes:




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Otis Gibbs - Joe Hill's Ashes

I mentioned on the last show how much I've been enjoying Otis Gibbs' latest album "Joe Hill's Ashes". I can't state strongly enough how good it is, so I decided to post the stream of it here on the site.
&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://otisgibbs.bandcamp.com/album/joe-hills-ashes"&amp;amp;amp;gt;Joe Hill's Ashes by Otis Gibbs&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;
If you like it, you can download it at Bandcamp.com for $9.99 in 320kbs MP3 or FLAC lossless formats.
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MonkeyBeat 40:The Seventy Minute Power Hour

Way too much new music this week to pack into a 60 minute hour, so I invented the 70 minute hour!

Songs played:
Royal Pendletons - Glendora
Black Francis - Dead Man's Curve
Roky Erickson - John Lawman
Nick Curran & the Lowlifes - The Lowlife
Otis Gibbs - Kansas City
Hoodoo Gurus - What's In It For Me
The Master Plan - Get Over Yourself
The A-Bones - Shallow Grave
Dion 'N' the Little Kings - Stay With Me
The Baseball Project - All Future and No Past
Karen Elson - The Ghost Who Walks (Live Acoustic)
Boston Spaceships - The Way Out
Left Arm - Electric Babies
Personal & the Pizzas - Pepperoni Eyes
The Nevermores - Tell-Tale Heart
The Barreracudas - New York Honeys
The Organ Beats - Sleep When We Are Dead

Show notes:
  • The Andy Shernoff episode of Three Chord Monte can be found at http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/35150
  • I was wrong on the title of Otis Gibbs' previous album. It's actually Grandpa Walked a Picketline
  • I tried to record this show using WavPad & MixPad. WavPad worked fine for the recording, but when I tried to mix everything using MixPad I got an endless series of crashes. In the end I went back to using Reaper to mix the show.




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MonkeyBeat 39: R.I.P. Alex Chilton


Alex Chilton passed away on March 17th, 2010. This show is a tribute to his life's work as a solo artist, producer, songwriter and member of the bands The Box Tops, Big Star & Tav Falco's Panther Burns. Most tracks played are rare, or alternate versions. Enjoy.

Song (source):
"Congressman Steve Cohen pays tribute to Alex Chilton in the US House of Representatives"
In The Street - (Big Star - Tonight Show 10-31-94)
Bangkok - (Alex Chilton's Lost Decade)
Sugar Sugar / I Got The Feelin' (Heavy Medley) - (1970)
727 - (The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby)
"Entertainment Tonight profiles The Letter"
The Letter - (Big Star - Nobody Can Dance)
September Gurls - (Big Star - Radio City)
Interview - (Big Star - Live at Max's Kansas City 1973)
Thirteen - (Big Star - 4-25-93 Live at Missouri University album Outtake)
Every Day As We Grow Closer - (1970)
Instrumental Medley - (Alex Chilton & The Cossacks - 12-13-1977 Philadelphia, PA)
Sunglasses After Night - (Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us [Produced by Alex Chilton])
"Excerpt from interview with Steve Harris 1994"
Free Again - (Bach's Bottom)
With A Girl Like You - (V/A - Play New Rose For Me)
She's The One That Got It - (Tav Falco's Panther Burns - Behind The Magnolia Curtain [Alex Chilton on Guitar])
I Will Always Love You - (Live on WLYX 1975)
No Sex - (No Sex EP)
"Alex Chilton profiled on The Cutting Edge"
Lies - (A Man Called Destruction)
Hey Little Child - (Yo La Tengo w/ Alex Chilton 12-07-07 Hoboken, NJ)
Eager Boy - (Lorette Velvette - White Birds [Produced by Alex Chilton])
Rock With You - (Live 1-23-2000 Minneapolis, MN)
"Excerpt from interview with Steve Harris 1994"
Nitroglycerine - (The Gories - Nitroglycerine 7" [Produced by Alex Chilton])
Promised Land - (Alan Vega/Alex Chilton/Ben Vaughn - Cubist Blues)
Single Again - (Live 1-23-2000 Minneapolis, MN)
There Will Never Be Another You - (Cliches)
Alex Chilton - (Paul Westerberg - Easy St Records Seattle, WA 4-22-2004)

More about Alex Chilton can be found at:
1994 interview with Steve Harris
Perfect Sound Forever
James Barber's Conflict of Interest
The Commercial Appeal
Chuck Prophet's words on Alex
Jim DeRogatis's words on Alex
Ross Johnson speaks about LX
Paul Westerberg's Op-Ed on Alex from the NY Times

Other shows paying tribute to Alex Chilton:
The Cherry Blossom Clinic w/ Terre T
Long Gone Loser
Anthems from the Allyways




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MonkeyBeat 38: Is it Haim or Astrohaim?


This week the topics are Corey Haim, how stupid the fans of Kiss are, the return of Man or Astroman? & I reminisce about the "good ol' days" of garage rock festivals.

Songs played:
The Thrills - Whatever Happened to Corey Haim?
Girl Trouble - Neko Loves Rock 'N Roll
Phantom Surfers w/ Blowfly - Business Deal
13 Frightened Girls - City Of People
Southern Culture on the Skids w/ Hasil Adkins - Hubcap Hunch (the video for this and the Sleazefest film can be found at http://sleazefest.blip.tv)
Man or Astroman? - live @ Whirlyball Atlanta 3/5/2010 (video)
Hoodoo Gurus - Crackin' Up
Hacienda - I Keep Waiting
The Sadies - Constant Waiting
Jacuzzi Boys - You Got It
Deke Dickerson - Where Am I Goin'


As always, if you like the bands you hear on MonkeyBeat support them by buying their music and seeing them when they play near you.



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MonkeyBeat 37: Indian Chili isn't made with Squirrel

This weeks show covers the topics of Rodents, Chili, Native Americans & battling the doldrums.

Songs played:
Mike Watt - Boilin' Blazes
The Hot Dogs - Don't Despair
The Wildhearts - Loveshit
Visqueen - Summer Snow (Live at Amoeba Records)
Baby Woodrose - Hollow Grove
Happy Drivers - Indians
Indian Chipmunks - ?
Billy Childish - Playing Pool with a Salish Indian Drug Dealer in the Dodson Bar Down-town Vancouver
Carolyn Gabbard - Indian Rock
Black Lodge Singers - Flintstones
Danko Jones w/ the McBrides - Genocide
Barrence Whitfield - Kissing Tree
The Goldstars - Gotta Get Out
Shane Faubert -She Was An Innocent
Impulse International - Hey Girl
Andre Williams - She Don't Eat Meat

As always, if you like the bands you hear on MonkeyBeat support them by buying their music and seeing them when they play near you.




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Videos from Rockpalast


While searching around for cool tunes to add to this weeks show I happened upon the website for Rockpalast. You might already know, that Rockpalast is a TV show in Germany that features performances by rock bands at various festivals. However, unlike TV here in the US they feature bands that might not be on a major or have a arena size draw.
Currently the Rockpalast site is hosting videos by Baby Woodrose, The Beasts of Bourbon, The Bellrays, Boss Martians, The Cynics, Danko Jones, Hayseed Dixie, The Pretty Things & about 150 other artists. These are whole 30 to 70 minute performances!
The videos don't stay up forever so watch them while you can.
http://www.wdr.de/tv/rockpalast/videos/uebersicht.jsp

If you want a history of bands that have played on the show over the past 35 years, check out the fan run Rockpalast Archiv: http://www.rockpalastarchiv.de/welcomee.html
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MonkeyBeat 36: Addicted to Fuzz

The show returns from too long of a break with a plus sized show featuring new music by D.O.A., New Pornographers, Pierced Arrows & Roky Erickson. Also a big set featuring fuzz.

Songs played:
D.O.A. - Donnybrook
The Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Anxiety
The New Pornographers - Your Hand (Together)
Crispin Hellion Glover - Clowny Clown Clown
Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River - Goodbye Sweet Dreams
Mudhoney - March to Fuzz
The Dirtbombs - I Hear The Sirens
Robert Johnson & the Punchdrunks - The Fuzz
The Green Hornet - Dig The Fuzz
Mad 3 - Fuzz Engine
The Crusaders - Addicted to Fuzz
The Bellrays - Fuzzhead
Grant Hart - Sailor Jack
Condo Fucks - Come On Up
Vee Dee - City In Heat
King Khan & BBQ Show - Invisble Girl
Dex Romweber Duo w/ Jack White - Last Kind Words Blues
South Filthy - Bring It To Jerome
Pierced Arrows - Down To Earth

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