February 21, 2007 Playlist


"The Modern Lovers" by The Modern Lovers (recorded 1972)
The Modern Lovers "The Modern Lovers"  rec. 1972 (USA)
This band from Boston generated some insider buzz in the early 1970's, which led to recording sessions with famed producers John Cale and Kim Fowley -- but these went unreleased until the first stirrings of punk rock in 1976.  By then the group's Velvet Underground-derived sound and anti-rockstar image were perfect for the times, and the record was a substantial hit in the UK (the Sex Pistols even covered the Lovers' anthem "Roadrunner") and paved the way for "New Wave" back home in the states.  Lead singer & guitarist Jonathon Richman went on to cult fame as a solo artist, while drummer David Robinson co-founded The Cars and keyboardist Jerry Harrison joined Talking Heads just in time for their first album.  (M'waukee native Harrison turns 58 today.)

(N) = New Release

Artist Song Album Year (Label) Country
The Black Angels The First Vietnamese War Passover 2006 USA
Dead Meadow Rocky Mountain High (not the John Denver song) Dead Meadow (N - reissue) 2000 (2006 Xemu) USA
The Heads U 33 Relaxing With The Heads 1995 UK
Droids Attack John Oates Moustache Ride Fatal / Error (N) 2007 (Crustacean) USA
Danava Long Dance Danava (N) 2006 (Kemado) USA
Kyuss I'm Not Wretch 1991 USA
The Modern Lovers Old World The Modern Lovers
rec. 1972, rel. 1976 USA
Talking Heads Heaven Fear Of Music 1979 USA
The Apples In Stereo Same Old Drag New Magnetic Wonder (N) 2007 (Simian/Elephant6/Yep Roc) USA
Of Montreal Faberge Falls For Shuggie Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (N) 2007 (Polyvinyl) USA
Jason PierceYoko Ono remix Walking On Thin Ice Yes, I'm A Witch (Various Artists) (N) 2007 (Astralwerks) Japan/UK
The Woggles Porridge Rock And Roll Backlash (N) 2007 (Wicked Cool) USA
The Lights Seven Basements Diamonds and Dirt (N) 2006 (Wantage) USA
The Fucking Ocean Literacy Test Le Main Rouge (N) 2006 (Double Negative) USA
Hella Dull Fangs There's No 666 In Outer Space (N) 2007 (Ipecac) USA
Scott Walker Darkness Plague Songs (Various Artists) (N) 2006 (4AD) USA/UK
Zaar Scharzaaaaaaah! / Scherzo # C Zaar (N)
2006 (Cuneiform) France
OOIOO SAI Taiga (N) 2006 (Thrill Jockey) Japan
db pedersen @ 7/10ths Carrot Carrot! (N)
2007 (Skulls of Heaven) USA
Brian Eno & Robert Wyatt Flies Plague Songs (Various Artists) (N) 2006 (4AD) UK
Sonic Youth Fire Engine Dream The Destroyed Room (B-sides & Rarities) (N) 2006 (Geffen) USA
Xela Drunk On Salt Water The Dead Sea (N) 2006 (Type) UK
Savage Aural Hotbed Row The Unified Pounding Theory (N) 2006 (Innova) USA
Tristeza En Nuestro Desafio En Nuestro Desafio EP (N) 2006 (Better Looking) USA
Caribou The Barn (live) Marinoaudio (N) 2006 (Domino) Canada
Feathers Iron Mountain Synchronomy EP (N) 2006 (Home Tapes) USA
Flying Lotus Unexpected Delight 1983 (N) 2006 (Plug Research) USA
Landing Close Your Eyes Slowly Passages Through 2003 USA
Deerhoof The Galaxist Friend Opportunity (N) 2007 (Kill Rock Stars) USA
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