Few artists have touched me as deeply as Mark Hollis over the past 30 plus years. At this time there is no cause of death released but 64 is entirely too young.
Episode #47 (Joe’s Garage Act IX) starts with a mini-tribute to Peter Tork and another nod to the late great Ken Nordine. We go a little deeper into the return of The Long Ryders and the wonderful new “proggy” project from The Claypool Lennon Delirium sends us on a math rock adventure best enjoyed after dark. Todd Rundgren pulls out his blues chops with a blistering guest appearance on John Mayall’s new album, Jason Ringenberg pays tribute to The Ramones and Gary Clark Jr.’s new record finally lives up to the hype. We take stops at sounds from The Motors to The Illusion, Bill Callahan with and without Smog, Leslie West to Gary Myrick, a Strawbs family tree and some previously unreleased Tom Petty. The three plus hours of this Basement episode also includes the 45 that changed my life. Thanks for the generous donations (https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR) and most of all for listening.
It has been a tough week in Joe’s Garage with treatments getting in the way of getting down to the business of producing From The Basement. But better days are always ahead and we finally have episode #46 (Joe’s Garage Act VIII) to share. New music from Johnnyswim, Stephen Malkmus, A.A. Bondy and the return of The Long Ryders lead the way, as well as a new live release from Peter Gabriel. We pay tribute to “the voice of God” Ken Nordine, who transitioned to the next world at the ripe old age of 98, and have a brand new pop nugget from Jersey pals The Weeklings with special guest Peter Noone. As promised last episode we dive into the criminally overlooked Sensational Alex Harvey Band and raid the divine archives for gems from Ups & Downs, Warren Zevon, Alkaline Trio, Gil-Scott Heron and Brian Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, Chris Isaak, Ultravox, The Jags, Dr. John, Talk Talk, Uncle Green and the proverbial whole bunch more. Thanks for listening and your donations (https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR) make this all possible.
The number “45” is one of the magical numbers for record freaks, it’s just too bad we couldn’t coordinate this episode with March 31, which was the date in 1949 that RCA-Victor introduced the first 45 rpm record to replace shellac 78’s. It’s early February here in NJ and this episode will introduce you to a huge batch of new music from the likes of Manu Katche, Andrew Bird, Patty Griffin, The Dandy Warhols, the return of The Specials and The Lemonheads, Jealous Of The Birds, the sprawling remake of a classic by Mercury Rev (with help from Hope Sandoval, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams), tracks from the documentary on cult hero Van Duren, the great Mavis Staples captured live in London, Galactic’s fabulous new funk, Sharon Van Etten and a revitalized Hunt Sales blistering new project. That’s just the new stuff. Much more can be found within this 3+ hour romp in the basement. Thanks so much for the donations (https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR) and most of all for listening.
Episode #44 (Joe’s Garage Act VI) finds us once again traversing the musical map with an emphasis on some new stuff from Carlos Santana, Weezer, Bob Mould, Steve Gunn, Josh Ritter, Guided By Voices, William Tyler, Deer Tick and the sublime Lee Harvey Osmond. Steven Wilson makes his usual appearance and there’s a recently unearthed studio rarity from Stan Ridgway, long a Basement favorite. Connective tissue is supplied by everyone from Nick Drake to Talk Talk, Magazine to XTC, Chris Cornell to Michael Jackson by way of Pink Floyd, The National, The Cure and The Twilight Singers, to name but a few. Thanks so much for the support (@ http://mikemarrone.com) and for listening most of all.
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