July 24, 2019 Playlist

"Huevos" by Meat Puppets (1987)
Meat Puppets "Huevos"  1987 (USA)
Meat Puppets released an album this year (Dusty Notes) featuring all three original members for the first time since 1995. The band was founded in January 1980, meaning in a few months the group will have been around for 40 years - a rare feat for an American rock band. Huevos might be the most unsung record in their discography; after laboriously recording the sterile Mirage album earlier in 1987 (my least favorite of their records by far), they banged out a second album in a couple days using mostly first takes and the result is classic Mups. A large part of their appeal has always been a seat-of-the-pants, "this could fall apart at any moment" vibe stemming from their unique roots as a hardcore punk band made up of hippies: if there is any classic rock band they most resemble, believe it or not it's the Grateful Dead! Americana and country music bathed in psychedelic visions and yes they do jam out in concert, complete with their own version of the "Space --> Drums" staple from Dead concerts . . . only Meat Puppets play everything a whole lot faster!! Anyway, back to their new 2019 album: it's their most Americana-type album yet, and man they are really good at it by now. Here's a music video from the new record.
Here's a couple more new 2019 tracks played on the show this week: the latest from Japanese weird girl idol band Dempagumi.inc is uncharacteristically jazzy and cool! (Usually their songs and videos are hyper and wacky!) Also, here's a cute animated video for one of the best cuts on the new posthumous album from Prince (actually a songwriting demo recorded in 1985).
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
PerfumeParty MakerLevel 32013Japan
Joe Goddard
featuring Kool Keith
Pull The PlugPull The Plug EP (N)2019 (Against Fascism Trax)USA
Prince Holly Rock (songwriting demo for Sheila E)Originals (N)rec. 1985 (2019 NPG/Warner Bros)USA
Dempagumi.inc Keijijou Gakuteki, Mahou
("Metaphysical, Magical")
B-side of "Inochi No Yorokobi" single (N)2019 (Toy's Factory)Japan
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Hymn For A DroidAnd Now For The Whatchamacallit (N)2019 (Marathon)Australia
Wand Walkie TalkieLaughing Matter (N)2019 (Drag City)USA
88Kasyo JunreiKogekiteki Kokuminteki Ongaku
("Offensive National Music")
Kogekiteki Kokuminteki Ongaku
("Offensive National Music")
Guided By Voices Thimble Society
   / My Angel
Warp And Woof (N)2019 (GBV Inc.)USA
The Black Keys Get Yourself TogetherLet's Rock (N)2019 (Nonesuch)USA
Black Mountain Future ShadeDestroyer (N)2019 (Jagjaguwar)Canada
Meat PuppetsFruitHuevos
Meat PuppetsCrazyHuevos
Meat PuppetsI Can't Be Counted OnHuevos
Meat PuppetsFranklin's Tower (Grateful Dead)Meat Puppets (CD bonus track)rec. 1981USA
Ty Segall Lone CowboysFirst Taste (N)2019 (Drag City)USA
75 Dollar Bill There's No Such Thing As A King BeeI Was Real (N)2019 (Thin Wrist)USA
The Edgar Broughton BandDropout Boogie (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - live)Keep Them Freaks A-Rollin'rec. 1969, rel. 2004UK
AC/DCBad Boy Boogie (live)If You Want Blood You've Got It1978Australia
CactusBad Mother Boogie (live)Ot 'N' Sweaty1972USA/UK
Blue Oyster CultBuck's BoogieTyranny & Mutation (CD bonus track)rec. 1973USA
Thin LizzyBoogie Woogie DanceJohnny The Fox1976Ireland/UK/USA
Stevie WonderBoogie On Reggae WomanFulfillingness' First Finale1974USA
ParliamentAquaboogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)The Motor Booty Affair1978USA
Jerry Goodman & Jan HammerFull Moon BoogieLike Children1974USA
Larry YoungThe Moontrane (Woody Shaw)Unity1966USA
George Russell SextetMan On The Moon (Ornette Coleman - live)Trip To Prillargurirec. 1970, rel. 1982USA
Sun Ra & His ArkestraMoonship JourneyCosmos1976USA
Charlie ParkerHow High The Moon (live)Bird On 52nd Streetrec. 1948USA
Billie Holiday and Lester Young
(The Teddy Wilson Orchestra)
What A Little Moonlight Can DoThe Essential Billie Holiday (compilation)rec. 1935USA
Buddy GrecoEverybody Gets To Go To The MoonLet The Sunshine In1969USA
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