Wednesday, September 30, 2009

RE-UP: Full-On Monger Vol. XXV

For whatever reason these monger mixes generally aren't as popular as other mixes. I guess trashy, foul-mouthed, horn-laden punk-fueled rock 'n' roll doesn't carpetbomb as wide a demographic as a gentleman might suppose. This is worth the dl if only for the Jackie Wilson/Laverne Baker duet that'll make a feller blush - which is the song I nicked the title from.

INSTRUCTIONS: try not to play in front of the chillen.


1. The Flamin' Groovies The First One Is Free
2. The Fondas What To Do
3. Herman Brood & His Wild Romance Rock 'n' Roll Junkie
4. Thunder Express Get Back In
5. Fred Wolff Combo Somebody Else Was Suckin' My Dick Last Night
6. The Helgas Don't Wanna Be
7. The Sick Fits Every Day Is Sunday
8. The Backsliders Last Call
9. The Dictators Pussy and Money
10. Goodman County Anarchy In The Southern States
11. Johnny Thunders Little Bit of Whore
12. Slash City Daggers TV and Pills
13. Jim Carroll Band Wicked Gravity
14. Trash Mavericks Crown Of Thorns
15. The Paybacks Black Girl
16. The Cinders Jet Set Gypsy
17. Prima Donna Soul Stripper
18. The Smoke Cut The Brakes
19. Frankie Miller Guilty of the Crime
20. Jackie Wilson & Laverne Baker Think Twice
21. Peter Wolf You're Breakin' My Heart
22. Diamond Dogs Somebody Have Mercy
23. The Black and Whites You're The Only Girl
24. The Swingin' Neckbreakers Rip It, Rip It Up
25. Reverb Motherfuckers Love Juice (In All 3 Holes)

Friday, September 18, 2009

20 songs by the Diamond Dogs

There's just no getting around it, the Diamond Dogs sound like they should have emerged out of the 70s. But hey, at least they cherry-picked the greatest parts of that maligned decade. This band takes the sloppy, booze-fueled, wounded soul of the Faces and pairs it with their own healthy obsession with the Stones of Exile On Main Street. Punked-up Chuck Berry riffs, raspy vocals, honking sax, gospel-style back-up singers, and lyrics straight out of an ESL rhyming dictionary - they're all piled on top of each other in the true spirit of '70s excess. The result is the kind of good time rock 'n' roll that sounds like it should have always existed (even though it really didn't until these guys came along). It's a stroke of minor genius, a testament to the transcendental power of 3 chords and a bad attitude, and exactly the sound any worthwhile weekend needs. This mix is compiled chronologically, and it includes a few songs from two of lead vocalist Sulo's solo albums.

20 songs by the Diamond Dogs

1. Lovestoned Again
2. Honked!
3. Black As Sin
4. Bite Off
5. Every Little Crack
6. Passing Through My Heart
7. From Now On
8. I'll Drink To Ya
9. Lift It Up
10. Gotta Be Gone (It's Alright)
11. Scunthorpe Avenue
12. Yours Sincerely
13. You've Got A Song To Sing
14. Generation Upstart
15. Down In The Alley Again
16. I Love You Baby, Sing Me A Song
17. Soul Folks
18. Make It All Up To You
19. Cold Blue Summer
20. Chimes Of Love

#1 - 3 from Honked! (1994)
#4 from Among The Non Believers ep (2000)
#5 from Too Much Is Always Better Than Not Enough (2002)
#6 from Shortplayer ep (2002)
#7,8 from That's The Juice I'm On compilation (2003)
#9,10 from Black River Road (2004)
#11 from Atlantic Crossover split with Jeff Dahl (2004)
#12,13 from Sulo's Just Another Guy Tryin' (2005)
#14,15 from Up The Rock (2006)
#16, 17 from Sulo's Hear Me Out (2008)
#18 - 20 from It's Most Likely (2008)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Covers Project Vol. IV

Another collection of cover versions. A lotta rock and power pop, salted with a few choice change-ups.

Songs From Under the Floorboards

1. The Films Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)
2. Mick Medew & the Rumours Another Girl, Another Planet (The Only Ones)
3. Luke Doucet & White Falcon The Lovecats (The Cure)
4. The Backsliders Keep A-Knockin' (Little Richard)
5. The Jayhawks Bad Time (Grand Funk)
6. The Hold Steady Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Bob Dylan)
7. Gigolo Aunts Why Can't This Be Love (Van Halen)
8. Jason Falkner Song From Under The Floorboards (Magazine)
9. Silver Sun Art School (The Jam)
10. The Donnas Roll On Down The Highway (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
11. Bazooka Jones Sugar Sugar (The Archies)
12. Willie Nile Police On My Back (Eddy Grant, by way of the Clash)
13. Sour Jazz Messin' With The Kid (The Saints)
14. Cobra Verde Rock 'n' Roll Queen (Mott the Hoople)
15. Dipsomaniacs A Million Miles Away (The Plimsouls)
16. The Dream Syndicate Let It Rain (Eric Clapton)
17. The Cribs Bastards of Young (The Replacements)
18. Bobby Bare Jr. Sister Golden Hair (America)
19. The Grays Outdoor Miner (Wire)
20. Fetchin' Bones Super Freak (Rick James)
21. The Replacements Gudbye T' Jane (Slade)
22. Rich Hope & His Evil Doers Stray Cat Blues (Rolling Stones)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hello My Name Is Mix

Sometimes, you do things just because you can. And as unlikely as it may seem, every song is a keeper.

Hello My Name Is...

1. Dan Bern Tiger Woods
2. Vic Goddard Johnny Thunders
3. The Leaving Trains Bob Hope
4. You Am I Doug Sahm
5. The Dexateens Neil Armstrong
6. Young Fresh Fellows Amy Grant
7. Veal Judy Garland
8. New Cassettes Huey Lewis
9. The Chevelles Angelina Jolie
10. The Blondes Suzi Quatro
11. The Bis-Quits Yo Yo Ma
12. Ze Malibu Kids Fiona Apple
13. The Beards T.S. Eliot
14. The Gay Robert Smith
15. Jerry Jerry & the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra Jimmy Reeves
16. Paul Melancon Jeff Lynne
17. The Replacements Alex Chilton
18. Thelonious Monster Michael Jordan
19. Ass Ponys Donald Sutherland
20. Hadacol Gerald Ford
21. Bottle Rockets Nancy Sinatra
22. Forgotten Rebels Rona Barrett
23. The Dirtbombs Tina Louise
24. Action Swingers Courtney Love