ESB PLAYLISTS JUNE AND JULY, 2005
I've been damned lazy with posting playlists lately, but for good reason:
1) I'm too damn busy!
2) All those fun posts about everything except for weekly playlists. We're branching out and trying to be more of a blog than just a plug for a radio show.
Which brings me to today's feature, San Francisco rock history part two, with yet another obscure but aesthetically outrageousband of San Fransiscans called The Icky Boyfriends, who I heard for the first time today while at CIUT.
These guys were clearing rooms in the early 90s with their loud, scratchy and almost absurd songs. They were a sound engineer's worst nightmare, haphazardly but passionately stumbling through the West Coast underground in a haze of noise, fights and accidents. Their recordings were of such low quality that they're almost unenjoyable, but with a great deal of patience, one can imagine what the songs would have sounded like had they had access to . But the odds were stacked against them and they were unable to propel themselves beyond the cruel world of impoverished junkie bars into the wider emerging scenes of indie rock n' roll from America in the 1990s.
I wish that their masterwork, Frank: A Rock Opera could have been recorded under better conditions, because it's truly a brilliant, creative and authentically underground reaction to the pomposity of rock music. These guys could have been another MC5 had the cards worked in their favour just once.
Read an informativ article about them here, and look as hard as you can for their music, because I can't at the moment.
Tune in for the next episode, where we bring you The Hospitals, known in Toronto fro cracking open Dan Burke's head with a guitar.
And now, the playlists (this week's will ocme in the next few days)...
ESB PLAYLIST 6/24/05
KID COMMANDO Rhythm Beast
DFA 1979 - Black History Month (Alan Braxe and Fred Falke remix)
SOULWAX - NY Lips
THE FLOOR - Seconds Later
THE RIDE THEORY - The Piper
CLAP YOUR HANDS AND SAY YEAH - Over and Over Again
ARCADE FIRE - Cold Wind
SEAHORSE LIBERATION ARMY - We Set Paris On Fire
SEAHORSE LIBERATION ARMYOn Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien
LES 409 - They Say
LES 409 - Born In Chicago (from Drugburn)
LES MISERABLES - Une Lettre
LES MISERABLES - Vivre Avec Toi
TIENOU ET LES WIND_DINGS - Pop Art
CAMILLE - Ta Douleur
ANTOINE DUHAMEL - Twist Pour Jean-Luc
J.J. ROBERTS ET J.M. GUISE - Love Call
* All of these tunes can be found at Sixeyes, 20JazzFunkGreats, Daiy Refill, Yo Seez! and Drugburn.
ESB PLAYLIST 6/10/05
ROLAND KIRK - Ain't_No_Sunshine
HANGEDUP - Klang Klang
THE JUAN MACLEAN - Shining Skinned Friend
SIKTRANSIT - Pamplemousse
SIKTRANSIT - Hey Thatsa My Saandwich!
0=0 - This Dream Demo
HOT HOT HEAT - Middle of Nowhere
WOLF PARADE - Killing Armies
WOLF PARADE - Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts
ATLAS STRATEGIC - Jeered by Minor Demons
ACTION MAKES - Paid In Admission
CPC GANGBANGS - Suicide Ride
CPC GANGBANGS - Gone Black
TANGIERS - Ro-Ro-Roland
MIKA BOMB - Boomeranka
* All of these tunes can be found at the following sites: CPC Gangbangs, 20JazzFunkGreats, Goldkixx, Heyo I'm Hally, Sixeyes, and Said the Gramophone.