Double J Show #03   20–07–14


Hello and welcome to the show notes for show #03 of our artist in residence stay at Double J.

This show was put together by myself and my brother in sonic jihad, Engineer X, observing all the codes and directives of the Southern California Sonic Allegiance to bring you nothing but the very best.

For this show, we thought it best to come out of the gate with some core gear right after our first track by the incredible Marnie Stern. I am a XXL fan of hers and perhaps cannot be objective but I find all of her albums to be excellent. Chronicles of Marnia is her newest and great all the way through.

The Mob track is one of my favorite songs of all time. I remember looking at the cover in the record store and buying it on the strength of the cool black and white artwork. I got it back to my micro apartment and put it on and the song Shuffling Souls confirmed why I went into record stores all the time and skipped meals for music. Always worth it.

We have a great Miles track tonight from one of my favorite albums of his, On The Corner. Smokin’! The critics hated it but years later, came back to the table and admitted they were wrong. Too late! I love this album.

I had to put a Butch Willis track on the show this week. He is a Washington DC area musician who made a few records which were saved from obscurity by Mark Robinson at Teenbeat Records. You might know Mark from his band Unrest. I can listen to Unrest for multiple album spins easily. My favorite of theirs is their last one, Perfect Teeth. Anyway, they broke the mold on Butch. You’ll see.

Track of the show has to go to Sonic’s Rendezvous. Fred Sonic Smith! What a player. I think his best stuff was in this band. Not saying that the MC5 weren’t great but for me, Smith peaked with this band.

Have you heard of the band Savages? Their album Silence Yourself is excellent. I have never seen them live but was told their last visit to Los Angeles was great. We have a track of theirs on for you.

I am not trying to play favorites by putting on another Le Butcherettes track into the mix. You might remember them from a couple of shows ago. While I was putting this show together, I was sent their new album Cry Is For The Flies. WOW! I had to put a track from it on right away, so we have that to look forward to. I saw them open for the Stooges a couple of years ago in Los Angeles and they blew me away.

I listen to a lot of Cambodian Pop music, thanks to all those great comp. CDs that have come out over the years. Really fun to crank up. When you check those tunes out, remember that Pol Pot took all those people out. Makes me hear the music quite differently.

Of course we have a healthy dose of the OZ in the mix for this show. It’s unavoidable. Too many great bands to leave them out of the mix.

Oh, I feel I need to explain a little about the last track of the night. It’s really awful but fun at the same time. Todd Tappin was a “singer song writer” who would give tapes of his awful music to my lawyer for her to place with publishers for exploitation. I would be fine with the guy if every time I met him, he didn’t give me this “how’s your little band?” rap. It was all I could do not to injure the guy. One time the lawyer was throwing out a bunch of tapes to make room and I snagged the Todd Tappin tape out and years later, made a CDR of it. Ugh. It’s the worst but I thought you might find it funny. He didn’t get far but he did make it to Double J. Hurrah!

Until next week, we serve Music.
–– Henry

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Hour 1
01. Marnie Stern - Year of the Glad / The Chronicles of Marnia
02. The Clash – 1977 / Clash On Broadway
03. Jah Lion - Soldier And Police War / Arkology
04. Iggy Pop – Funtime / The Idiot
05. Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer / Yong Loud & Snotty
06. The Mob - Shuffling Souls / Let the Tribe Increase
07. Killing Joke – Change / Killing Joke
08. Lightnin Hopkins - Mojo Hand / Mojo Hand
09. Miles Davis - Black Satin / On The Corner
10. The Puppies - I’ll Kick Your Ass / The Puppies
11. The Meat Puppets - Up On The Sun / Up On the Sun
12. White Fence - Destroy Everything / White Fence
13. Butch Willis & The Rocks - The TV’s From Outer Space / Repeats
14. Sleater-Kinney – Jumpers / The Woods
15. Total Control - The Hammer / Henge Beat

Hour 2
01. Sonic’s Rendezvous Band - City Slang / City Slang
02. Manu Chao - Panik Panik / La Radiolina
03. Tomorrow - My White Bicycle / Tomorrow
04. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down / 21 Singles
05. Savages - City’s Full / Silence Yourself
06. Cab Calloway - Reefer Man / 1932
07. PJ Harvey - Down By The Water / To Bring You My Love
08. Eddie Gale - Black Rhythm Happening / Black Rhythm Happening
09. Wire - Being Sucked In Again / Chairs Missing
10. Pink Fairies - Do It / Never Never Land
11. Bad Brains - Pay To Cum / Banned In D.C.: Bad Brains Greatest Riffs
12. Le Butcherettes - Demon Stuck In Your Eye / Cry is for the Flies
13. Sinn Sisamouth - Don’t Let My Girlfriend Tickle Me / Cambodian Cassette Archives Vol. 1
14. Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin - I Wear Black / Reverse Shark Attack
15. Flin Flon – Ukraina / A-OK
16. Jimi Hendrix - Burning of the Midnight Lamp (mono) / Singles Collection
17. Todd Tappin - Last Night / tape







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