Taylor Hawkins was completely top of mind around the studio and we have put together a little tribute. Art Damage returns with a wonderful musical treat he named “April Damage.” Essentially a handcrafted guide to the month through a musical prism that exists in the mind of Mr. Damage. It is fab and will be our first bonus feature for our Mixcloud subscribers, as only they will be able to access and download it as a stand alone show. If you have ideas of other bonus things you would enjoy, don’t hesitate to let us know. The range of sounds this episode include Super Furry Animals, Billy Paul, Steve Winwood, Traffic, Cream, Public Enemy, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Albert King, James Brown, Rufus Thomas, Concrete Blonde, Tommy Bolin, Jim James, Robin Trower, Pat Dinizio, The Rolling Stones, Stephen Fretwell, Tim Buckley, The Comsat Angels, Split Enz, Slothrust, A Girl Called Eddy, Tommy Keene, Mott The Hoople, Velvet Underground, Def Leppard, Tommy James & the Shondells, T. Rex, Kraftwerk, Isaac Hayes, Johnnie Taylor, John Renbourn AND MANY MORE. Thanks as always for listening and your support.
If you want a working drummer's take on Taylor, my old workmate a fabulous drummer named Patrick Berkery, who you have heard playing with Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah, The Pernice Brothers and The War On Drugs to name but a few wrote a wonderful piece on his blog you should read. Click Here
I believe if Joe Strummer still roamed the planet he might have cut a new version with them and the surviving Clash members gave their blessing even before Billy Bragg scrutinized their bonafides. (STORY HERE) Beton, a Ukrainian band remade “London Calling” and it definitely needed to be at the start of the episode. I keep trying not to watch the carnage. It’s infuriating. Music is all I can do to keep the sadness away so here’s FTB #165. It helps me to make them and I hope they help some of you. The donation link ends on March 30. Thanks to all who contributed or wanted to but just couldn’t. Believe me, I get it. DONATE New, old, unreleased and unrehearsed, this is what happened after hitting record. Tip o’the cap to new Spokesmodels Skipper and Siggy, absolute legends in certain circles. As always, thanks for listening.
The Clash, Beton, Keith Richards, Allman Brothers Band, Dr. John, Little Feat, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Colin Devlin, The Devlins, Blonde Redhead, China Crisis, Steely Dan, Roxy Music, Melody Gardot and Philippe Powell, Paul Buchanan/Michael Brook, The Blue Nile, Graham Nash, Boo Hewerdine, & Darden Smith, The Bible, Mazzy Star, Starsailor, The Wonder Stuff, Love Nut, Delbert Mcclinton, Willie Hutch, The Dramatics, Boogie Down Productions, Johnny Cameron & The Camerons, Eddie Harris, Brother To Brother, Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, Kruder And Dorfmeister, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rythym Band, Depeche Mode, Self, Butch Walker, Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco, JD Mcpherson, The Velvet Underground, The Afghan Whigs, Phosphorescent, Graham Parker, Midlake, Belle And Sebastian, The Walker Brothers, Black Francis, Pixies, Nirvana, The Catherine Wheel, James Gang and Marshall Crenshaw.
Can you believe that I was unable to post this wrap-up photo of the hearing today? I edited out the evil symbol using a word description. Actually glad to be on the back nine because this insane shit show is not going to be pretty when it boils over.
We were inspired to provide you a fresh new mix to help welcome Spring. Filled with songs about the Season that span classification and genre, nothing unusual around here. Hope you enjoy it, please accept it with love from us all.
Including: Bill Evans, Wendy Waldman, Paul Weller, Mark Hollis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Joachim Kuhn, Chaka Khan, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Jimmie Spheeris, Hubert Laws, The Lilac Time, Robin Williams, The Go-Betweens, The Paley Brothers, The Beach Boys, Manu Katche, Bill Callahan, Zero 7, Massive Attack, Ween, Tom Waits, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Little Milton, Little Willie John, The Colorblind James Experience, Moondog, Lemondrops, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Jonathan Richman, Rip Rig + Panic, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Kruder And Dorfmeister, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Frank Turner, Michael Hedges, Graham Parker, Kurt Vile, McKendree Spring, Midlake, Ride, My Morning Jacket, Continental Drifters, Fontaines D.C. This show has been presented in high quality 24 Bit, please let me know if you hear a difference.
Expect another freeform romp through the massive library with FTB#164, as well as new sounds from current fave rave Cheap Star, Colin Devlin covering John Fogerty in support of the Ukraine people, piano master Brad Mehldau teaming with Chris Thile for an otherworldly cover of Rush, Thom York’s surprise new track and that whistling wonder, Andrew Bird. We’re just trying to shut out the horrific sights and sounds of Putin’s folly reigning terror and destruction with their viscous War Crimes on full display. Let the music carry you away and don’t miss the exclusive live nuggets from Charles Bradley and his band we have included in this episode. As always, thanks for listening and your continued support. There are only 10 days left to contribute at https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8HFOsNAncK. Our eternal thanks to all of you.
I cannot tamper my increasing rage at what is happening in Ukraine. The Devlin’s song played in this episode perfectly captures my mood in tone and lyric, “I Don’t Want To Be Like This.” John Lee Hooker called music “The Healer '' and while I couldn’t agree more, we are going to need much more to end Putin’s Genocide and War Crimes. It’s the only thing that has always been able to keep me centered, regardless of the trauma faced and it remains my salvation from witnessing the unimaginable horror befalling these innocent human lives. Unless this infamita gets under control we are headed for some dark days indeed. Let the music take hold for a bit and recharge. New things from Tears For Fears, Bob Moses, The Black Keys, Band Of Horses, The Flower Kings, Spiritualized, Albin Lee Meldau, Kasim Sultan and my new favorite band, Cheap Star. Another wild ride through the library offers twists from Professor Longhair to The Buckinghams and Pete Townshend to Sublime. We have new Echo & The Bunnymen 24 bit remasters, Tim and Jeff Buckley and Bruce Springsteen news placed throughout these nearly 6 hours of audio adventure. Thanks for the great response to our fund drive https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8HFOsNAncK, this one ends in 17 days.
It has been a stomach churning hell ride just watching Putin’s brigade commit war crime after war crime. My heart breaks for the Ukrainian people, as by now at least a million and a half have fled the country, mostly women and children. We knew he was a thug but to target civilians and especially children with murder. His treachery and calculated slaughter of Innocence leaves no name or tag low enough to place on his hateful balding head. There will be recompense eventually, I need to believe that. I do suspect he is either Insane or Ill and wants to go out by starting WWIII. I had to retreat to the studio and keep music playing as the level of Armchair Infectious Disease Experts has nothing on the numbers already of newly minted Global War Experts. Coupled with footage that causes a deep unrest only experienced on previous events like 9/11 or any number of School Shootings or for me, 11/9. At least there are some very tasty new morsels to ingest. Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs second effort finds Ian Hunter and Margo Price guesting, Calexico are typically brilliant, Band Of Horses “Things Are Great” album really is, Belle And Sebastian are rocking and Cheap Star is my favorite record of the year, at least today. We also wish Robyn Hitchcock Happy B’day and try to make sense of it all by threading through a diverse yet sympatico choice ride. The Clash, Arthur Crudup, Negativland, The Woodentops, Angelo Badalamenti, The Promise Ring, Al Stewart, David Bowie, Prince, The Teardrop Explodes, Violent Femmes, Gigolo Aunts, Ween, Chicago, King Crimson, Jonathan Winters, Wesley Willis, Leon Russell, Bruce Springsteen, Lee Michaels, Siouxsie and much more. Thanks for the love at https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8HFOsNAncK and especially for listening.
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