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Here's another exclusive for my Mixcloud Select subscribers. The full 6 hour morning show from The Loft from December 11, 2017. Turn back the clock exactly two years. My head positively spins at what has transpired since... it seems like a lifetime ago and last week at the same time. I'll post the playlist from the show below, but you will need to be a Select Subscriber in order to stream it. Thanks to those who have already signed up and continue to support my activity.
For the first episode after becoming “Select” we dig into the new Super Deluxe Edition of Prince’s “1999” and a beautiful expanded edition of “What Is Dream” from one of my favorite bands, Mercury Rev. There’s also a great new compilation from Jon Savage that yields old faves from Crazy Horse and Detroit (featuring Mitch Ryder), a new Ben Lee cover of Built To Spill and a big band tribute to The Allman Brothers. Warren Zevon makes a long overdue appearance and Graham Parker shows up by request to mix and mingle with Wondermints, Wonder Stuff, XTC, REM, MMJ, old pals Winter House and Rachael Yamagata, Dennis Wilson, The Strawbs, Marshall Crenshaw, a new Mobile Fidelity release from Dire Straits, Wilco, The Members and World Party, to name but a few. We bid a tearful farewell to the great Iain Sutherland and a big hello to all of you. Thanks for the support and for listening.
Many have asked how to get playlists and especially offline listening/downloads of my show. This is the best way I could find to make that happen. I am charging the minimum allowed, and will be putting some members only stuff up. It removes limits, gives you the playlist up front and allows you to listen when and where you like. From The Basement will always be available as it is. Free to all. This is an option for an enhanced experience. Your support so far has been unbelievable and I sincerely thank you for being here. Here's the first exclusive for Select Subscribers.
A flurry of new releases dominate From The Basement #73 (Joe’s Garage Act XXXIII) but the show is centered around a very special new offering from Joe Henry. Warren Zanes new collection Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits is also represented with contributions from Aimee Mann, Corinne Bailey Rae and sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer. There’s a new album from Beck, a new tune from The Drive-By Truckers, a pair from Sir Paul McCartney, more from The Pernice Brothers and posthumous offerings from Harry Nilsson and Leonard Cohen. As if that was not enough, some historic concert material has surfaced from The Band and Jimi Hendrix. We also pay our respects to Spirit Of The West leader John Mann, who has left us at the tender age of 59. Thanks to all that have contributed to our Fall Fund Drive, you have been most generous as usual. We are always accepting offerings at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and with The Holidays around the corner, check out some music for sale at https://www.discogs.com/user/mike_marrone it’s always just the right thing to give the gift of music.
Episode #72 (Joe’s Garage Act XXXII) is a bit heavy on nostalgia, as I have been digging through my CD collection and listing things for sale, reminding me of some great stuff I haven’t played in a while. Don’t worry, there are still some wonderful new sounds included, especially the return of A Girl Called Eddy (Erin Moran) and The Raconteurs.
We also manage to find some space for a beautiful, expanded and remastered reissue of Gene Clark’s classic “No Other” album. Speaking of sales, as part of the Mike’s Basement/Joe’s Garage Fall Fund Drive, don’t forget to visit https://www.discogs.com/user/mike_marrone and stock up, there’s new stuff added every day as I divest myself of thousands of pounds of boxes! If you are looking to simply donate to the cause, that link is https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and believe me, every donation is appreciated more than you can imagine. Thanks for listening.
Recorded today before I go into Baseball Depression as no matter what, the final game of the season is upon us! The staff of Mike’s Basement/Joe’s Garage kicks off our Fall Fund Drive with an episode (#71/Act XXXI) filled to the brim with new stuff and historical new arrivals. There are even two different Symphony Orchestras (Colorado and Louisville) with new releases from Jim James, The Flaming Lips, Van Morrison (with Bill Medley), Bootsy Collins endorsed Jack Broadbent, a truly historic and monumental recording of James Brown from 1969, Frank Zappa spending Halloween in Chicago back in 1973 and more new stuff from David Byrne, Neil Young (with Crazy Horse and Nils Lofgren), Ben Goldberg, Isobel Campbell, Todd Rundgren, Leonard Cohen, Josh Rouse, Philip Price and the proverbial whole bunch more. We have managed to keep this going thanks to you and hope you continue to support the effort at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Thanks for listening and go Nationals!
We bid a fond farewell to one of my drumming idols this episode with a set dedicated to the genius that was Ginger Baker, from Cream to Fela Kuti and Airforce to Baker-Gurvitz Army with a splash of jazz brilliance with Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell. There is a new Wilco album and a new Wilco tribute featuring Low, Sharon Van Etten and Ryley Walker, joining other new arrivals from Joseph Arthur, The Lilac Time, Lucy Dacus and Liz Phair. Dinosaur Jr. gets a catalog upgrade and Steve Miller opens his vault for the very first time. All this and so much more awaits on Episode #70 (Joe’s Garage Act XXX). Thanks as always for listening and especially for your generous donations at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
A short break between episodes made necessary by a tick bite resulting in Lyme’s Disease for your humble host, but after what I’ve been through the last few years… fuck it, let’s rock! We say goodbye to Robert Hunter and Summer, and hello to Autumn with historical reissues from The Beatles, The Replacements, Billy Bragg and Caravan. There’s new music from Leonard Cohen, Brittany Howard, Sturgill Simpson, Son Little, Wilco, the return of The Long Ryders, brilliant new string work from Bruce Cockburn and Billy Strings, Gregg Laswell and an atmospheric new entry from Robbie Robertson. The hilarious new offering from Rocky Mountain Mike is a highlight of a set centered on the latest episode of our current White House Reality Show nightmare and we’re still not finished bidding adieu to Ric Ocasek. Thanks for your generous donations at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR they are truly keeping our heads above water in these turbulent times.
It seems we say goodbye to someone every episode and this time there are three new all access passes to the afterparty to bid adieu; Daniel Johnston, Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek. A batch of potent power pop centered new releases are also in the mix, headlined by the always brilliant Pernice Brothers, new find The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club and a wonderful new effort from The Anderson Council. New to me Karate Boogaloo wins best new band name prize this episode, while Robbie Robertson and Death Cab For Cutie's latest work rubs elbows with new archival arrivals from Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel, Chicago Transit Authority, Art Pepper and The Cult. There’s also a bit of a tribute to Nick Lowe for no apparent reason and the same goes for Michael Penn. And we haven’t even mentioned that Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Mama’s and Papa’s, Laurie Anderson, Hudson-Ford and Ken Nordine are just some of the other boys and girls on the bus. Thanks as always for your generous support (https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR) and most of all for listening.
Took a small break between episodes and have been very busy loading CDs up to Discogs for sale, it is going to take a while to get to them all but you have to start somewhere. If you’re looking for some discs for your collection, head to (https://www.discogs.com/seller/mike_marrone/profile). Episode 67 (Joe’s Garage Act XXVII) finds your host exploring the past with a few long sets that bring back communal memories of a Woodstock inspired adolescence. We also say goodbye to Peter Fonda and Neal Casal, remember Jeff Buckley and make time for a batch of new sounds from The Rubinoos (produced by Chuck Prophet), Thom Yorke & Flea, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Sturgill Simpson, Death Cab For Cutie (with and without Chance The Rapper), Sleater-Kinney, David Wax Museum, brilliant new pop from The Brothers Steve (with Jeff Whalen) and the return of Diesel Park West. As always, thanks for your ears and especially your heart with your continued donations at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
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