This episode contains all the elements of the specialty programming we have been doing in The Basement over the past few months. On the new release front we get into Negativland, Jack White, My Morning Jacket, Billy Strings, Negativland, Jesse Malin, Jamestown Revival, Kevin Morby with Hamilton Leithauser, Tom Morello, Maria Muldaur, Nina Simone, Offset 5, The dB's, Newton Faulkner, Band Of Horses, Sunflower Bean and Thea Gilmore’s new Afterlight identity. A proper farewell to Commander Cody is made, Uncle Biff reveals more info regarding PROGADELIC while offering sounds from Caravan, The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard and more, yet we still manage some time for Alejandro Escovedo, Billy Bragg & Wilco, The National, Spoon, Robert Plant, Son Volt, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Lemonheads, The Cure, The Alarm and a bunch more.
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This massive release of “Let It Be” and the buzz surrounding the video footage coming soon have Fabs fans like yours truly all fluttering with anticipation. You would think we have seen and heard it all by now but speaking strictly for myself, you would be wrong. Even at 65 I look forward to examining each new tidbit that emerges from the vault. Expect to hear some of them during FTB144. Other new arrivals this time include Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Far Caspian, Fischer-Z , Spearmint, James Blake, Kurt Elling, Offset 5, The Specials, We Are Scientists, Electric Lady Big Band, Santana (with Steve Winwood), Lizard Music, Jon Batiste, Vanishing Twin and more. The library took a pounding trying to keep up offering up The Lightning Seeds, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, The Go-Betweens, Hem, Fountains Of Wayne, The Kinks, The Del Fuegos, David Bowie, Tony Bennett & Count Basie, Dr. Lonnie Smith & David 'Fathead' Newman, Jimmy McGriff, David Ruffin, Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic, Frank Zappa, De La Soul, Porgy & The Monarchs and more and even a sealed 1975 splice editor! Thanks for listening and supporting this effort. We are living in crazy times. Keep your head down but your mind and vision on a better day ahead. Listen to more music, it helps. Speaking of which https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
Whew… October 9 is generally a very busy day in my world, not only is it the birthday of John and Sean Ono Lennon, Jackson Browne and my Grandfather and namesake, who I unfortunately never met, it is also my wife’s birthday. I am a lucky guy and I don’t mean financially or to boast, but I think now more than ever we need to celebrate the gifts we have received to offset the welling panic of the last two years. We got married in 1980. We lost a cornerstone of our culture that year. Since my new bride shared this Birthday, even if I wasn’t a massive fan there would never be any danger of me forgetting it. I had already sewn up the other date by getting married on my Mother’s Birthday. So no matter what happened in our new life together, I had two of the largest potential marital infractions covered. BTW can you believe Sean is 46?!? On #143 we wish all of the above a “Happy” and dig into new stuff from Tears For Fears, Theo Croker, Lizard Music, The War On Drugs, Billy Strings, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jason Isbell, John Paul White, The Temptations (with Smokey Robinson), Shelby Lynne, Jesse Malin, Lala Lala (with Ben Gibbard) and Strand Of Oaks. As a bonus, Art Damage has a new “Damage Report” on collecting music but not touching it and the scarcity of humanity as the algorithm is in charge. Thanks for listening, as always and your support. Tip jar is here: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
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Basement After Dark is always about an inner journey through many different styles of sound. This episode serves in part as a remembrance of the great Dr. Lonnie Smith. He recently transitioned with his extraordinary gifts to bring peace and musical love beyond Earth. There is also an abundance of new things explored with releases from Theo Croker, Nolan Potter, Mac McCaughan, Sufjan Stevens &Angelo De Augustine, The Specials, John Sebastion and Arlen Roth (which winds up leading into some Spoonful covers), Esperanza Spalding and Tori Amos. The whole trip starts with The Moody Blues and their commercial for Coke. Thanks for your ears and the continued support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
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Right at the start of one of my favorite movies, Kyle MacLachlan intones "It's a strange world, isn't it." It's not a question, more a statement of wonder. Next week is a class reunion for my High School Class of 1974 and I won't be attending. To be honest I have never made it to one in the past but this year I was considering it as we find ourselves home in N.J. after 26 years away. There are simply too many former classmates that have been absorbed by the cult of stupid and with a daughter in great peril due to her immune disorder, I am not willing to risk it. We are not willing to risk our daughter's health for anything. It hit us hard this week that there's still a lot of time to go before our society and culture get back to normal, and just what is normal in 2021? I say, "Fuck it. I'm locking myself in the studio and playing music to help my battered psyche get through the drama and discord of what is a very strange world indeed." New stuff from Billy Strings, The Connells, Manic Street Preachers, Roger Chapman, Paul Carrack, Fantastic Negrito, Gonzalo Rubalcaba with Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette, Jose Gonzalez, Southern Energy Ensemble, The Lumineers, Heartless Bastards, Dion, Mathew E White, Wesley Stace, Kasim Sulton, The Crushing Violets, Damon Albarn and The long awaited Velvet Underground tribute and Dylan's latest Bootleg Box. That's just the new stuff! Scattered throughout these 5 hours you will find a wealth of rarities, obscure and obvious, favorites and new to you sounds carefully hand placed throughout the ride. Buckle up and thanks for listening and please continue to support the show through https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR Love to all.
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This episode of BAD was a pure exercise of letting go and following a stream of consciousness in search of the elusive “radio muse.” Trusting the first instinct and taking a leap of faith, there were a few things I needed to get to, like the new track from The War On Drugs which starts us off, some Hendrix to mark his “death day,” a bit From Gang Of Four live in NYC in ‘82, a new My Morning Jacket track and Jason Isbell’s R.E.M. cover. All of that was happily accomplished and the entire ride took some twists - Walter Cronkite being bookended by Mighty Lemon Drops and Lee Michaels? Works for me. Also new things from Aoife O'Donovan, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Willa Amai and Bob Perry, a chat with Peter and Mike from REM, Lou Reed live and very talkative, The Dean Ween Group, Lenny Bruce and plenty more. Hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoy your support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
The latest episode is centered around the brilliant new album from Slothrust.
Hard to believe 20 years have passed. Longest episode to date, clocking in over 5 hours, but there was quite a bit to get to. The finale pays tribute to a school friend lost on that horrible day, and somehow includes part of a 2015 musical visit with Rickie Lee Jones. New stuff from Modest Mouse, Low, The Front Bottoms, Radiohead, Cat Popper, rare John Coltrane, and ton more. We stroll through musical neighborhoods inhabited by Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Game Theory, Jeff Buckley, and Let's Active, with detours bringing sounds from Led Zeppelin, Todd Rundgren, John Lee Hooker, The Shangra-Las and dozens of others. Thanks as always for your ears, and for your heart through your support here and at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Be safe.
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