Program #643

NELSON RIDDLE ORCHESTRA . . . . . Route 66 Theme (opening theme) . . . . . Route 66 and Other Great TV Themes/More Hit TV Themes
TOM WAITS . . . . . Make It Rain . . . . . Glitter and Doom Live
THE TEMPTATIONS . . . . . I Wish It Would Rain . . . . . The Ultimate Collection
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS . . . . . It Hurts To Be Alone . . . . . Causes 2
DAVID BOWIE . . . . . Sorrow . . . . . Sound + Vision
CAMERA OBSCURA . . . . . My Maudlin Career . . . . . My Maudlin Career
DEREK AND THE DOMINOS . . . . . It’s Too Late . . . . . Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
JOHN DOE AND THE SADIES . . . . . A Fool Such As I . . . . . Country Club
PAUL WESTERBERG . . . . . My Daydream . . . . . Come Feel Me Tremble
ROY ORBISON . . . . . (All I Can Do Is) Dream You . . . . . Black & White Night
THE RASPBERRIES . . . . . Go All The Way . . . . . Capitol Collectors Series
THE LACKLOVES . . . . . If Ever I . . . . . The Beat and the Time
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE . . . . . Because . . . . . Glad All Over Again [IMPORT]
THE CLIENTELE . . . . . Jennifer & Julia . . . . . Bonfires on the Heath

BIG STAR . . . . . The Ballad Of El Goodo . . . . . #1 Record/Radio City
ALL SMILES . . . . . All You Are Is A Human Sir . . . . . Oh For The Getting and Not Letting Go
THE BEATLES . . . . . I Am The Walrus . . . . . Magical Mystery Tour (Remastered)
THE SILENT LEAGUE . . . . . Time . . . . . The Orchestra, Sadly, Has Refused
A BAND OF BEES . . . . . No Trophy . . . . . Sunshine Hit Me
THE KINGSTONIANS . . . . . Sufferer . . . . . Vol. 2-Tighten Up
TOMMY T. . . . . . Tribute To A King . . . . . Prester John Sessions
JOHN COLTRANE . . . . . A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement . . . . . A Love Supreme

ART BRUT . . . . . Emily Kane . . . . . Bang Bang Rock & Roll
NEKO CASE . . . . . That Teenage Feeling . . . . . Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Bonus Disc Version)
THE PERNICE BROTHERS . . . . . Zero Refills . . . . . Live a Little
CAMERA OBSCURA . . . . . If Looks Could Kill . . . . . Let's Get Out of This Country
MOJAVE 3 . . . . . Breaking The Ice . . . . . Puzzles Like You
ROBYN HITCHCOCK & THE VENUS 3 . . . . . Adventure Rocket Ship . . . . . Olé! Tarantula
CRACKER . . . . . I Need Better Friends . . . . . Greenland
FINIAN MCKEAN . . . . . Every Day That Passes . . . . . Shades Are Drawn
RICHARD BUCKNER . . . . . Numbered . . . . . Meadow
PAUL SIMON . . . . . Another Galaxy . . . . . Surprise
M. WARD . . . . . Chinese Translation . . . . . Post-War
JOSH RITTER . . . . . Monster Ballads . . . . . Animal Years
BOB DYLAN . . . . . Beyond The Horizon . . . . . Modern Times

I've been enjoying the new Tom Waits live disc, and this program kicked off with one that I would swear has a bit of the funk running through it; maybe I'm pushing on that a little, but when I heard it the first thing that came to mind was the Temptations 1968 hit, which is soul not funk, but I thought they worked well together back to back. From there we heard Sharon Jones & the Dap-KIngs with a ballad that sounds as if it were recorded in the '60s followed by David Bowie applying a soulful take on a tune originally done by the Merseys. The mood was maintained by Camera Obscura for one more track, and then Derek & the Dominos added a bluesy touch, which was taken in a country direction by John Doe and the Sadies. The general despair over lost love continued with twangy tune from Roy Orbison, and the dream mini-theme concluded with Paul Westerberg. He borrowed the "C'mons" from the Beatles' "Please Please Me," as did the Raspberries in their breakout track from the early '70s. That brought on a ballad from the Lackloves that sounds as if it could have come from the '60s British Invasion, which was made apparent by the Dave Clark Five tune that followed, and then we heard the Clientele from their excellent new disc to finish up.

This section led off with a Big Star tune that begins and ends with a little section of guitar that seemed to segue quite nicely into the All Smiles track that followed, which also opens with a very similar bit. That one also has a rhythmic feel that recalls an old favorite from the Beatles, and so does the Silent League tune that came next, which ended in a synthesizer-driven haze that brought on A Band Of Bees with a track that begins with a bit of synth before diving into an excellent take on Jamaican Rock Steady. We heard the real deal from the KIngstonians with a song that was a hit for them in 1969, and that led to Tommy T. doing it up dubwise with some horns, including a sax that conjured John Coltrane and the first section from his sublime masterpiece to put the capper on.

The final portion of this show was given over to the year 2006 as part of LDR's continuing look back at the decade in music. To avoid continually repeating the same information in every post for each program that contains these snapshots, please go to Program #639 to get the details on what this is all about.

Here's another one from John Coltrane


Program #642

NELSON RIDDLE ORCHESTRA . . . . . Route 66 Theme (opening theme) . . . . . Route 66 and Other Great TV Themes/More Hit TV Themes
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS . . . . . Oliver's Army . . . . . Armed Forces
IKE REILLY . . . . . Sheet Metal Moon . . . . . Sheet Metal Moon
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN . . . . . Seaside Bar Song . . . . . Tracks (4CD)
THE COCKTAIL SLIPPERS . . . . . Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre . . . . . Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
THE CONCRETES . . . . . You Can’t Hurry Love . . . . . The Concretes
JULIAN PLENTI . . . . . Unwind . . . . . Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper
THE JANUARIES . . . . . Love Has Flown . . . . . The Januaries
BEBEL GILBERTO . . . . . The Real Thing . . . . . All in One

WILCO . . . . . Handshake Drugs . . . . . A Ghost Is Born
MISSION OF BURMA . . . . . Max Ernst’s Dream . . . . . Onoffon
STEVE EARLE . . . . . The Seeker . . . . . The Revolution Starts...Now
NEKO CASE . . . . . Train From Kansas City . . . . . The Tigers Have Spoken
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY . . . . . In Your Head . . . . . Slowly But Surely
A BAND OF BEES . . . . . Hourglass . . . . . Free the Bees
A GIRL CALLED EDDY . . . . . The Long Goodbye . . . . . A Girl Called Eddy
JOSEPH ARTHUR . . . . . Echo Park . . . . . Our Shadows Will Remain
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS . . . . . I Don’t Believe You . . . . . i
THE MARBLE TEA . . . . . 3 Minute Pop Songs . . . . . Hoga-Rama EP
THE REAL TUESDAY WELD . . . . . Bath Time In Clerkenwell . . . . . I, Lucifer
BABY DAYLINER . . . . . Raid! . . . . . High Heart & Low Estate
A.C. NEWMAN . . . . . 35 In The Shade . . . . . The Slow Wonder

ARCTIC MONKEYS . . . . . Fake Tales Of San Francisco . . . . . Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
EELS . . . . . Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living) . . . . . Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
FOUR VOLTS . . . . . Hat Trick . . . . . Triple Your Work Force
TEENAGE FANCLUB . . . . . It’s All In My Mind . . . . . Man-Made
I AM KLOOT . . . . . Untitled #1 . . . . . I Am Kloot
AK-MOMO . . . . . Return To N.Y. . . . . . Return to N.Y.
PAUL MCCARTNEY . . . . . How Kind Of You . . . . . Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
JOHN CALE . . . . . Satisfied . . . . . Black Acetate
BRIAN ENO . . . . . Just Another Day . . . . . Another Day on Earth
CLEM SNIDE . . . . . Fill Me With Your Light . . . . . End of Love
RICHARD HAWLEY . . . . . Just Like The Rain . . . . . Coles Corner
JOSH ROUSE . . . . . It’s The Nighttime . . . . . Nashville
THE SHARP THINGS . . . . . These Dreams Of You Are So Much Sweeter Than The Truth . . . . . Foxes and Hounds

The new Ike Reilly release continues to be at the top of my listening pile, and something I noticed early on in the tune we heard here was the piano, which is quite similar to that found on the Elvis Costello & the Attractions song that opened the program. The Reilly track also brought to mind an old Bruce Springsteen nugget that took more than 25 years to be officially released, and that was followed by the Steve Van Zandt-produced title tune from the most recent disc by Norway's Cocktail Slippers. Another Scandinavian band, Sweden's Concretes, offered up a good dose of pop energy propelled by their horn section, and that led to one from Julian Plenti that also features some prominent horns. The Januaries followed with a tune featuring a single trumpet that hits upon a tropical feel at times, which is how we ended up with one from Bebel Gilberto to finish up.

At this point we once again turned to the ongoing review of the decade in music that's been part of the programing here at LDR for the past several weeks. In order to reach the goal of listening to 13 tunes from the years 2000 to 2008 by the time we reach the annual Holiday Extravaganza, it was again necessary to double up—so this time we heard a baker's dozen from 2004 and another 13 from 2005. For more info on the limited guidelines I'm using to choose the tracks we're hearing, you need to go back to the post-show notes from Program 639. And for those who might be finding all of this somewhat tedious, keep in mind that we're well past the halfway point and into the stretch, so hang in there.

Here's another one from Elvis Costello & the Attractions


Program #641

NELSON RIDDLE ORCHESTRA . . . . . Route 66 Theme (opening theme) . . . . . Route 66 and Other Great TV Themes/More Hit TV Themes
JOHN COOPER CLARKE . . . . . Evidently Chickentown . . . . . Snap, Crackle & Bop
KURT VILE . . . . . Freak Train . . . . . Childish Prodigy
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS . . . . . More News From Nowhere . . . . . Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
BOB DYLAN . . . . . Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues . . . . . The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert"
IKE REILLY . . . . . Lights Out (Anything Goes) . . . . . Lights Out (Anything Goes)
THE KINKS . . . . . Sunny Afternoon . . . . . The Kink Kronikles
IAN HUNTER . . . . . When The World Was Round . . . . . Shrunken Heads

TOM WAITS . . . . . Singapore . . . . . Glitter and Doom Live
ELIZA CARTHY . . . . . Rolling Sea . . . . . Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys
PROCOL HARUM . . . . . A Salty Dog . . . . . A Salty Dog
THE DECEMBERISTS . . . . . From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea) . . . . . Picaresque
ALELA DIANE & ALINA HARDEN . . . . . I Have Returned . . . . . Alela & Alina
NICK DRAKE . . . . . River Man . . . . . Five Leaves Left
BECK . . . . . Around The Bend . . . . . Sea Change
THE BEATLES . . . . . Within You Without You . . . . . Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered)

YO LA TENGO . . . . . Today Is The Day . . . . . Today Is the Day
PAUL WESTERBERG . . . . . Making It Go . . . . . Come Feel Me Tremble
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS . . . . . Coma Girl . . . . . Streetcore
BLACK LIPSTICK . . . . . Serpentz . . . . . Converted Thieves
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE . . . . . Stacy’s Mom . . . . . Welcome Interstate Managers
THE SLEEPY JACKSON . . . . . This Day . . . . . Lovers
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS . . . . . Loose Translation . . . . . Electric Version
YEAH YEAH YEAHS . . . . . Y Control . . . . . Fever to Tell
DAVID BOWIE . . . . . Fall Dog Bombs The Moon . . . . . Reality
SUKILOVE . . . . . As Long As I Survive Tonight . . . . . Sukilove
EELS . . . . . Rock Hard Times . . . . . Shootenanny!
JOE HENRY . . . . . Your Side Of My World . . . . . Tiny Voices
ROSANNE CASH . . . . . September When It Comes . . . . . Rules of Travel

This one began with a bunch of tunes featuring folks who are struggling to make sense of situations they find themseles stuck within, starting with John Cooper Clarke's lament about a particular place that's set to a spare, almost metronomic drum beat. This burg could certainly be a stop on Kurt Vile's favored method of transporation, where you might find yourself in the midst of a group simlar to the one populating the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds track that followed, which certainly recalls a number of Bob Dylan classics, including the one we heard here. That led to a new Ike Reilly tune about a guy struggling to maintain a grip after his family has broken apart, and the rhythmic feel of that one brought to mind an old Kinks song that's also about someone who's pretty much bottomed out. Summing it all up was Ian Hunter, clearly not pleased with much of what he's been observing about the world we live in these days.

Tom Waits opened this section with his own special take on the sailor's life from the new live disc, and it was followed by a trio of seaworthy tales from Eliza Carthy, Procol Harum and the Decemberists. The tune from Alela & Alina that followed worked well as a response to the Decemberists' song, and then we moved on to a stunning Nick Drake track that's always seemed to me to be about someone who feels terribly disconnected from the world in which he exists. The same could be said for the Beck song that followed, which I think not coincidentally bears a strong musical resemblance to the tune that preceded it. It also features some strings at the end that brought to mind the Beatles and George Harrison's contribution to Sgt. Pepper, which is about the connections that exist between us all, whether or not they're recognized.

The remainder of this show was given over to another installment of the decade in music, which we started reliving a few weeks back on a year by year basis. This time around the focus was on 2003, and so far I've managed to stick to my original decision and limit each year's output to a lucky 13 songs. (If you'd like, you can review the reasoning behind this decision in the notes for Program #639.) Up next, 2004 and 2005.

Here's another one (actually two) from the Kinks


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