We’re getting even closer to the holidays. One week out from Christmas, and two weeks out from New Year’s. And these musicians, man, they’re not even slowing down. Still MORE new music coming in this week, so I’m getting it out to you.
Anton Barbeau’s next album is called Kenny Vs. Thrust. It’s called that, because his Sacramento band is called Kenny (I’ve seen them play live many times, and they are a tight, killer unit), and his UK band is called Thrust. From what I understand, this album is a half and half mix of songs featuring each of those bands. The release date is 2020–so this is destined to be the first great album of the 2020’s decade! And what’s more, it’ll be on the great Big Stir Records label, so that’s a good thing too. We’ll play a track off of it. And that alone would be a good reason to listen to this show.
But wait…there’s more! Emily Zuzik dropped me a Christmas track. It’s a downbeat, moody cover of Christmas Time Is Here–you know, the song featured on the legendary Peanuts TV specials. It’s so different from the original, that you simply have to take notice. And as I always say, Emily is strong in every genre of pop music that she takes on. There is simply nothing that Emily can’t do, musically speaking.
And still more…Lisa Mychols sent me a wonderful Christmas song, Ringing Bells on Christmas Day. It was written by Brian Fagnano, and she and Steve Refling put it together. It’s got a wonderfully upbeat, Motown-influenced sound. If you want to be cheered up, Lisa’s song will do the trick.
Normally, I’m not all that big on Christmas music, but these two excellent tracks are different and unusual, and sound good to my ears.
And another debut for my Woody Radio show–Sacramento’s own Blame The Bishop, Warren Bishop’s local rockin’ outfit, just released a couple of cool new tracks, and we’ll hear one of them.
At the same time, we dig a little deeper into the new albums by The Amplifier Heads (Sal Baglio/Ducky Carlisle), Project: Ghost Outfit (Bill Lloyd/Tom Petersson), and Lannie Flowers. Yep, December 2019’s been good to us. This decade doesn’t want to go quietly into the night without a fight.
Program note–this was my last Tuesday night show of the year, until January. HOWEVER–I will be doing Saturday shows on December 28th and January 4th, and am plotting to sneak in one or two other Woody Radio shows as well. So just because it’s the holidays and vacation time, doesn’t mean I’m taking it easy on you. We will rock hard together!
Enjoy the show.
Artist | Title | Album
The Clash | Know Your Rights | Combat Rock
Anton Barbeau | Beautiful Bacon Dream | Kenny Vs. Thrust
R Stevie Moore | The Winner | Afterlife
Echo and the Bunnymen | Stormy Weather | Siberia
In Deed | Song to You | Everest (Extended CD Version)
Emily Zuzik | Christmas Time Is Here – Emily Zuzik | Single release
The Feelies | Gone Gone Gone | In Between
Go National | Strong | got my one good eye on You
Taj Mahal | Squat That Rabbit | Like Never Before
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Master Of The Slow Burn | My Colors Dark
Gordon Weiss | I’m Your Fan | It’s About Time
Karen Haglof | Because Of You | Tobiano
Sparklejet | The Comeback | Beyond The Beyond
Michael Simmons | No More Girls | First Days of Summer
The Corner Laughers | For The Sake Of The Cat | Ultraviolet Garden
Sex 66 | Pennies | Grew Up Down
Rockpile | Poor Jenny | Seconds Of Pleasure [Bonus Tracks]
Lisa Mychols | Ringing Bells On Christmas Day – Lisa Mychols | Single release
Hindu Love Gods | Battleship Chains | Hindu Love Gods
Rachel Taylor Brown | Up You | Run Tiny Human
Harvey Danger | Private Helicopter | Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
Don Hawkins | Juggernaut | Stutter Step
The Armoires | Alesandra 619 | Zibaldone
Sunshine Boys | Schoolyard Bully | Blue Music
The The | Slow Emotion Replay | Dusk [Reissue]
Trip Wire | Had Enough | Once & Always
Bellygunner | Heldtogetherbyasinglestitch | Machine Gun Built For Two
Led Zeppelin | Hots On For Nowhere | Presence
Lannie Flowers | TV Off | Home
The Amplifier Heads | Starleen | Loudah
Blaine Campbell | Happy Faces | Under the Tidal Wave
Gail George | Out Of Sight | Bloom
Nrbq | Over Your Head | You Gotta Be Loose
Project:Ghost Outfit | Never Remember | Project:Ghost Outfit
Laura Pharoah | Sweet Apple | Single release
Devo | Space Junk | Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Richard X. Heyman | Route 22 | Pop Circles
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Nick Eng | It’s Alright | Long Shot
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Going Back To Work Tomorrow | Waving Kissyhead, Vol 2 & 1
Felsen | Greetings from the Ghost of Heavy Metal Rock and Roll | I Dont Know How to Talk Anymore
Natalie Cortez & the Ultra Violets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Taters | Queen of the USA | Single release
Lost Leaders | People Like Us | Promises Promises
Kat Jones | Those Expensive Eyes | La Rosa, La Calavera
Sarah Stanley | When I Lose My Heart | Tuesday Girl
Robyn Hitchcock | Mexican God | Jewels for Sophia
Blame The Bishop | Get Up | Blame The Bishop
Elk City | Luncheonette | Souls In Space
B.J. Thomas | Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head | The Complete Scepter Singles
The Welcome Matt | My Town | More Empire Days
The Handcuffs | Miss You on Tuesday | Waiting For The Robot
Krista D | Steady | Single release
Fire Town | The Good Life | The Good Life