Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Episode Six: Rest In Peace Michael Davis

Welcome to Episode Six.

I have just returned from seeing I Am The Avalanche play another impressive set.  I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing that band hit a stage.

Through the power of a big as hell iced coffee and post-show giddiness, I will get this posted.

A few weeks ago, the world lost Michael Davis.  He was also known as the bass player for the MC5.  The significance of that band shouldn't need explanation.  We pay a small tribute to the man throughout this installment.

There is also a bit of comedic wretchedness included by way of one Mr. T.  If you can make it through listening to that track, you can go a long way in this life.

Here's a link to an article about horrible instances of rap music in pop culture.  Appropriation by the white man must cease.

The History of Horrible Rap Music In Popular Culture

The US list of releases for Record Store Day should be made known any day now.  If it's anything like the UK list, there really doesn't seem to be that much coming out.  The Refused releases are nice to see but The Shape of Punk To Come and Songs to Fan The Flames of Discontent were already available on the Epitaph website, last I checked.  So far, the Lemuria and Horrible Crowes singles are what will be getting me out of the house on April 21st.

But anyway.  Here's the link to the show:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode Six

Thanks for listening.

Here's the track listing:

1.  MC5~Kick Out The Jams~The Future Is Unwritten
2.  Suicide~Ghost Rider~Suicide
3.  Walter Schriefels~Requiem~An Open Letter To The Scene
4.  H2O~What Happened?~Nothing To Prove
5.  Mariam Makeeba~Ha Po Zamani~Pata Pata
6.  Handsome~Quiet Liar~Handsome
7.  Assjack~Choking Gesture~Assjack
8.  Mississippi Fred McDowell~Been Drinkin' Water Out of A Hollow Log~Heroes of The Blues
9.  White Wives~Hallelujah, I'm Mourning~Happeners
10.  Mr. T~Mr. T's Commandment~Mr. T's Commandment (12" single)
11.  Jawbreaker~Peel It The Fuck Down~Etc.
12.  Bob Dylan~Shelter From The Storm~ The Essential Bob Dylan
13.  Betty Blowtorch~I Wanna Be On Epitaph~Last Call
14.  The Damned~Looking At You~Machine Gun Etiquette
15.  Flight of The Conchords~You Don't Have To Be A Prostitute~I Told You I Was Freaky
16.  At The Drive-In~300 Mhz~Vaya
17.  Grinderman~(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free~Grinderman
18.  Karp~Forget The Minions~Karp
19.  Against Me!~Baby, I'm An Anarchist~Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose
20.  Huun Hur Tu~Remembering Ulaatai River~Ancestors Call
21.  The Ramones~Happy Birthday, Mr. Burns~Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons
22.  Dinosaur Jr.~Don't~Bug
23.  Gun Club~Port of Souls~Mother Juno
24.  Off!~Jeffrey Lee Pierce~The First Four EP's
25.  The Bad Brains w/ Henry Rollins~Kick Out The Jams~Pump Up The Volume

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