The debut of Basement After Dark. episode001 was recorded late at night during a rainy and cold Memorial Day Weekend in Absecon, New Jersey. There will be a track listing posted but it will not be in order. Designed for late night listening with love, attempting to access the mysterious radio muse. May is history.
no detailed playlist for this show but here's a list of everything played. NOT IN ORDER.
Beach Blanket Basement is the subject of FTB #131 and we marvel at the attention to detail and Beach Music knowledge of our pasty colleague from across the sea, Art Damage who will whip up a frenzy with his “Dune Buggy” Damage persona. It’s a long episode as in addition to the extensive Beach Party atmosphere, Mike made sure to spotlight some new offerings from Jackson Browne, Counting Crows, Joan Armatrading, Dylan LeBlanc, Lord Huron, Leon Bridges, Maia Sharp and old friends, The Cucumbers. Everyone involved had a blast putting this together but don’t forget the real purpose of the Holiday and take a moment to thank all the brave men and women that gave their all for the United States of America. Speaking of giving, thanks are always in order for the continued support we have received at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Love to all, be safe and have a great weekend.
FTB#130 is down to just you and I. Art Damage is on Holiday and the upcoming Summer days have your host thrilled to be back home on the Jersey Shore. This episode is loaded with new sounds from St. Vincent, an amazing new earworm by Maia Sharp & Buddy Mondlock, Matt Berry, Son Volt, The Black Keys, Leon Bridges, Paul Weller, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Chills and more. This episode's romp through the stacks yields musical treats from the usual wide range of artists, including David Sylvian, The Beach Boys, Lou Reed, The Dream Syndicate, Pharoah Sanders, Ahmad Jamal, Marti Jones, Don Dixon, Freedy Johnston, The Orwells and so much more. It will be here before you know it. Thanks for listening and please get in touch. Extra special thanks to those continuing to support the show and programming by kicking in with funds at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Please take a minute and check out the redesign of the website (http://mikemarrone.com), spread the word and comment about the show or just let us know how you are doing.
Clear your schedule and settle in for nice long listen as FTB#129 reveals a dense, overfilled cup of musical love, spilling over the edge with glorious sonic delight. Art Damage returns with more Trash & Vaudeville and an important announcement, we celebrate Dave Mason’s 75th birthday with a romp through our extensive vault of rarities and while in there also uncover some rare concert footage from Tom Waits for another portion of this twisting, revolving program. The massive 50th Anniversary deluxe “Deja Vu” album from CSNY gets plopped on the screening turntables and certified as an essential library addition and Alex Chilton enlists the Hi Rhythm Section for a never released set of classic Soul covers that have been rescued from obscurity by our favorite U.S. record company, Omnivore and they have a wonderful concert recording celebrating the Winston-Salem sound of The dB’s, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey and more gather for Yesterday's Tomorrow- Celebrating the Winston-Salem Sound. Thanks to Dan Aurebach, legendary songwriter and Swamp Music originator Tony Joe White gets a new release from beyond the grave. There are new things from Death Cab For Cutie, St. Vincent, Maia Sharp, Girl In Red, Modest Mouse, James Mastro and Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth and we make sure to give Lloyd Price a proper send off. The menu contains everything from Wild Man Fischer and Miles Davis to The Spinners. Thank you all for the continuous financial love displayed at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and for listening and keeping in touch.
This 128th instalment of FTB might be the fastest four hours has ever flown by, at least in my current world. Not only does the dashing charm of Art Damage arrive with more Trash & Vaudeville for everyone, but we introduce the newest Basement resident, the lovely Constance Newcomb, simply Connie from this point forward. Somehow Connie acquired a tape of the legendary Scott Muni and a quite wild Elton John and it blew our collective skulls that this actually aired live on New York Radio. It turned into her first Basement Segment with a loving tribute to Mr. Muni, a true one of a kind. There’s new music galore from Sturgill Simpson, Girl In Red, Manchester Orchestra, The Rose Petals, Modest Mouse, Dinosaur Jr.and a fantastic gathering of Pete Townshend, Neil Finn, Billy Gibbons with Stephen Tyler and David Gilmour joining Mick Fleetwood to pay tribute to Peter Green. Also fresh Vault leaks from Pink Floyd, Tommy Keene and The KLF. Whew! I’m exhausted just from writing it all down. Thanks for all the love and support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Stay in touch and please get vaccinated.
Perhaps under the influence of the new imported FTB superstar Art Damage, I have found myself paraphrasing a famous Churchill quote the past few days, “perhaps it really is just the end of the beginning and not the beginning of the end.” The Pandemic has been quite a ride and we feel quite fortunate to have received both our doses of the Pfizer vaccine. I have stayed away from most, if not all, Political stuff on FYB for quite a while and glad about it, but that is due to the fact I honestly feel, for the most part, the adults are back in the room. Music has once again managed to get me this far. PTP #127 finds 2 more installments of Art Damage with Trash & Vaudeville setting his stun gun to Glam, while we also bring you some new things from Counting Crows, Johnny Flynn & Robert MacFarlane, old pal Maia Sharp, the legendary Steve Cropper, a beautiful instrumental of a Roxy Music classic from Peter Frampton, Jersey buds Dramarama, Dumpstaphunk, Todd Snider and Moby. New Vault material has arrived from The Who, The Selector and CSNY and the usual musical shenanigans. Thanks for listening, sharing and supporting the effort at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
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