Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Episode 64: I Have Achieved Sensory Overload

Greetings Dear Listener,

Holy crap do I have a mountain of new records to sift through.  Record Store Day was a blur of under-fed, under-caffeinated activity.  The only releases on my list that were missed were the Ghostbusters glow-in-the-dark 10-inch and the Pennyroyal Tea single from Nirvana.

The reissue of True Widow's first LP was worth driving across town at 6:30am on a Saturday.  It was pressed on cream colored vinyl and sounds much better than the original pressing.

Due to his limited use of distributors and his unlimited frustrations with Record Store Day, Mike over at Mind Cure Records released two records of his own to get in on the festivities.  Mike put out an LP by Eels and another single from the Gotobeds.

My usual preemptive strike the week before Record Store Day was extremely fruitful as well.  Forthcoming episodes will be jam packed with jams.

I had another "I am old, lame and hate drunk people" moment and skipped the Julie Ruin show a few weeks ago.  I am regretting that decision but I did go to see Captain America that night instead so all was not lost.

Needless to say, that movie was bad ass.  And suddenly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has suddenly gotten a lot better.  Adding Patton Oswalt to the cast for a few episodes was the icing on the cake.

I started to reread X-Men: Days Of Future Past.  I forgot how dry the writing for the X-Men could be.  Hopefully they get that ironed out for the movie.

Speaking of the X-Men, here's the artwork for the episode:

I'm not sure what argument was rendered invalid by Muppet X-Men but I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 64

Here's the playlist:
1.  Beastie Boys~Sure Shot~Ill Communication
2.  White Mystery~The Prophecy~Telepathic
3.  The Misfits~Children In Heat~Box Set
4.  PJ Harvey~Angelene~Is This Desire?
5.  UK Subs~TV Blues~Another Kind Of Blues
6.  Born Without A Face~Undertow~Worship
7.  Twopointeight~Guds Hand~Twopointeight II
8.  Rollins Band~Almost Real~The End Of Silence Demos
9.  The Scientists~Shadows Of The Night~The Scientists
10.  Garfunkel & Oates~Sex With Ducks~All Over Your Face
11.  Bob Dylan~Motorpsycho Nitemare~Another Side Of Bob Dylan (Mono)
12.  Le Tigre~Friendship Station~Le Tigre
13.  Motorhead~Doctor Rock~Orgasmatron
14.  Me First & The Gimme Gimmes~Nothing Compare 2 U~Take A Break
15.  Motorpsychos~Victim~Iron Atrocity Vol. 2
16.  The Lurkers~Then I Kicked Her~Fulham Fallout
17.  The Ramones~You're Gonna Kill That Girl~It's Alive
18.  Plastered Bastards~You Look Stupid When You Fuck~Diver Dahn
19.  Jane's Addiction~City Song~Kettle Whistle
20.  Wipers~Return Of The Rat~Is This Real?
21.  The Unseen~In The City~Lower Class Crucifixion
22.  The Versatones~Tight Skirt, Tight Sweater~Lux & Ivy's Favorites Vol. 1
23.  Modey Lemon~Grandpa's Bones~Modey Lemon
24.  Kid Dynamite~Ph. Decontrol~Kid Dynamite
25.  Empire~Easy Life~Expensive Sound

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Episode 63: Wasted Years Is Hurting My Ears And I Like It

Greetings Dear Listener,

OFF!'s Wasted Years came out this week and holy crap is it good.  In honor of the release we will be getting into some OFF! that is not on the LP.  What's Next? was part of the soundtrack to one of the many pointless Grand Theft Auto video games.

The Julie Ruin will be in town this Friday at Mr. Smalls.  Something tells me that it will be worth the horrendous traffic involved with getting to the venue.

Lemuria has announced tour dates for the spring and summer.  They'll be opening for the Menzingers and stop through town on June 5th.  They'll be playing at Altar Bar so gird your loins for bad sound.

The Greg Ginn helmed version of Black Flag will be whimpering through town at some point.  Due to lack of interest, my brain failed to store the date and location of the show.  I've still got a sour taste in my ears from the Flag debacle from last year.  Those were some of my favorite records and I haven't been able to listen to them since.

Epitaph has reissued three EP's from Refused on colored vinyl.  They've also done some sort of Bad Religion reissues that will be available at Hot Topic or something.

The Boondocks, Louie, Robot Chicken, Maron and Mad Men will be starting new seasons soon.  There goes getting anything done around the house.

If you were curious about the artwork attached to the file, here's the full photo:

Maybe they'll hire Ang Lee to direct the Masters Of The Universe reboot.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 63

Here's the playlist:
1.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring~It's All Square~Eddy Current Suppression Ring
2.  The Mallard~The Warmth Of Youth~Finding Meaning In Deference
3.  Richard Pryor~Therapy~Good Shit From The Vaults
4.  Acid Bath~13 Fingers~Paegan Terrorism Tactics
5.  Lemuria~Big Gold Adults~Race The Germ
6.  Death~North St.~North St.
7.  Jim Ward~Broken Songs~Quiet In The Valley, On The Shores, The End Begins
8.  Pissed Jeans~Cathouse~Honeys
9.  Deerhoof~Heart Failure~Apple O'
10.  OFF!~What's Next?~Grand Theft Auto: Boise Afternoons
11.  Aus-Rotten~Absent Minded~The Rotten Agenda
12.  Public Enemy~Harder Than You Think (London Radio Edit)~Planet Earth
13.  Iron Cross~Live For Now~Flex Your Head
14.  Flight Of The Conchords~Boom~Flight Of The Conchords
15.  Sacrilege~Bloodlust~It's Time To Face The Reaper
16.  53rd State~A Protected Life~Forward Motion
17.  Mika Miko~Don't Shake It Off~C.Y.S.L.A.B.F.
18.  Bad Religion~Robin Hood In Reverse~True North
19.  Whirr~Home Is Where My Head Is~Pipe Dreams
20.  At The Drive-In~Shaking Hand Incision~In Casino/Out
21.  Lunachicks~Spork~Pretty Ugly
22.  Tinariwen~Adounia Chidjret~Emmaar
23.  Mass Appeal~Fun Again~Nobody Likes A Thinker
24.  Gang Of Four~Damaged Goods~A Brief History Of The 20th Century
25.  Pussy Riot~Putin Will Teach You How To Love