October 19, 2022 Playlist

The Breeders "Pod" (1990)
The Breeders "Pod"  1990 (USA)
Nine of the last ten Classic Albums have been from 1975 or earlier, so here's a (slightly) more modern classic from a band that's still around. The Breeders began as a side project for Pixies bassist Kim Deal, whose singing and songwriting skills were never fully utilized by that band (originally alongside singer-guitarist Tanya Donnelly from Throwing Muses, though Donnelly didn't write songs for Breeders and left to form her new band Belly in 1992). This week's CAOTW was The Breeders debut, produced with brutal minimalism by Steve Albini and highly acclaimed though not a big seller at the time. After grunge-mania struck in 1991, Pixies broke up and Kim focused on The Breeders alongside a new member to replace Donnelly: Kim's identical twin sister Kelley Deal, who plays lead guitar and has a singing voice that is basically identical to Kim's. By 1993 they found themselves with a hit record that surpassed the popularity of anything Pixies had done. The group has continued over the years with a few hiatuses and Kim the sole constant member, though the classic version is Kim and Kelley with bassist Josephine Wiggs and drummer Jim Macpherson (the lineup for their 1992-1995 salad days and also from 2012 to the present day.) Here's a nostalgic clip of the band playing their quirky/catchy tunes live on European teevee in 1993.
Also on the show this week: it's time for a round-up of the latest pop tunes from Japan! My favorites Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Dempagumi.inc have recently released new songs and music videos. Former Dempagumi member Nagi Nemoto has also launched a new career as a "virtual idol" and released her first EP as a solo artist: she now appears in videos as a digitally-animated avatar based on an illustration of her own design! Finally, fresh jams from Japanese rapper-ladies DAOKO and Ichigo Rinahamu. And from another exotic island on the other side of the planet, the hottest indie rock band in the English-speaking world for the last year or so has been the Manx duo Wet Leg: a group with catchy/quirky songs led by a couple of gal-pals (I think they sound a lot like The Breeders.)
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year Country
All Them Witches Alabaster
   --> Diamond (live)
Live On The Internet (N)2022 (New West)USA
Gnome AntibeastKing (N)2022 (Polderrecords)Belgium
Judas PriestDevil's Child (live) (R)Screaming For Vengeance (CD bonus track)1982UK
Guided By Voices Lizard On The Red Brick Wall
   / Alex Bell
Tremblers And Goggles By Rank (N)
2022 (GBV Inc.)USA
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard MyceliumIce, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava (N)2022 (KGLW)Australia
The Mars Volta No Case GainThe Mars Volta (N)2022 (Clouds Hill)USA
Alex G BlessingGod Save The Animals (N)2022 (Domino)USA
Poppy ShapesStagger EP (N)2022 (Republic/Lava)USA
The BreedersHellboundPod
The BreedersIrisPod
The BreedersOpenedPod
The BreedersDon't Call HomeSafari EP1992USA
PixiesGiganticSurfer Rosa EP1988USA
Blonde RedheadI Am There While You Choke On MeLa Mia Vita Violenta
("My Violent Life")
Superorganism Everything Falls ApartWorld Wide Pop (N)2022 (Domino)UK/USA/Australia
Wet Leg Ur Mum
("Your Mother" in Manx)
Wet Leg (N)2022 (Domino)UK (Isle of Man)
Laddio Bolocko The Going Gong'97-'99 (N - compilation)1997-1999 (2022 Castle Face)USA
The Comet Is Coming Atomic Wave DanceHyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (N)2022 (Impulse!)UK
Bronze Bad Brad
Absolute Compliance (N)
2022 (Castle Face)USA
BoredomsSuper ShineSuper ae1998Japan
Maximum The HormoneLouisiana BobBuiikikaesu!!
("Back To Life!!")
Boris Blah Blah BlahHeavy Rocks (N)2022 (Relapse)Japan
Kikagaku Moyo
("Geometric Patterns")
Green SugarHouse In The Tall Grass2016Japan
DAOKO & Yohji Igarashi MADMAD EP (N)2022 (teftef)Japan
Chelmico 300 Million YenGokigen (N)
("Good Mood")

2022 (Warner Japan)Japan
Ichigo Rinahamu ZONE BRRNsingle (N)
2022 (Victor)Japan
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Isshin Doutai
single (N)2022 (KRK Lab)Japan
Perfume Drive'n The RainPlasma (N)
2022 (Universal)Japan
Nagi Nemoto (formerly of Dempagumi.inc) Coffee Spicata!
("Lavendar Coffee!")
Lume Di Spica EP (N)
("Lamp Of Lavendar" in Italian)
2022 (Dearstage)Japan
Dempagumi.inc Dempa Tekoze!
single (N)2022 (Meme Tokyo/Toy's Factory)Japan
Dempagumi.inc PROTAGONIST
DEMPARK!!! (N)2022 (Meme Tokyo/Toy's Factory)Japan

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