"Season 3, Episode 23" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E23 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter G.
Glen Campbell “Bowling Green” Gentle on My Mind Capitol Records ST 2809 Not having been to Bowling Green, I can neither confirm nor deny Mr. Campbell’s claims.
Captain & Tenille “Love Will Keep Us Together” Greatest Hits A&M Records SP-4667 Lots of keyboard treats from the Captain in this one.
Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire” Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Columbia Records CL 2678 Johnny sure sings it well, but clearly June knew what she was writing about.
Chér “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves” Greatest Hits MCA Records MCA-2117 I was actually hoping Cher’s Byrds-esque version of “All I Really Want to Do” was on this collection.
The Dave Clark Five “Bits and Pieces” Greatest Hits Epic Records LN 24185 Can you tell that Dave Clark is a drummer?
Petula Clark “Downtown” Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Warner Bros Records WS 1765 Recollections of roller skating, for some reason.
Commodores “Easy” Greatest Hits Motown Records M7-912R1 So easy.
Elvis Costello and the Attractions “Man Called Uncle” Get Happy!! Columbia Records JC-36347 Great little tune from a great little album.
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Lodi” Green River Fantasy Records 8393 Haven’t been stuck in Lodi, but I have been stuck in Colfax.
Thomas Dolby “Europa & the Pirate Twins” The Golden Age of Wireless Capitol Records ST-12271 All the good things of synth pop.
The Drifters “There Goes My Baby” Golden Hits Atlantic Records SD 8153 I’m sure she’ll be back.
Bob Dylan “I Want You” Greatest Hits Columbia Records KCS 9463 Nice early electric piece from the man previously known as a folkie.
Bob Dylan “All I Really Want to Do” Greatest Hit’s Vol. II Columbia Records KG 31120 Hey, whaddya know… I may not have the Chér version of this track, but I do have the original.
Herb Ellis/Charlie Byrd “Jazz ‘n’ Samba (So Danco Samba)” Guitar/Guitar Columbia CS 9130 Super playful guitar duet.
Philippe Entremont & the Philadelphia Orchstra Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16 - 1. Allegro molto moderato (Grieg)” Grieg/Moussorgsky Columbia Records ML 5301
"Season 3, Episode 22" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E22 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter F, and some that begin with the letter G.
Ray Price “Heartaches by the Number” For the Good Times Columbia Records C 30106 One of my favorite C&W tunes. This one is a bit more Countrypolitan, but still mighty fine.
Roxy Music “Editions of You” For Your Pleasure Warner Bros Records BS 2696 Yeah! Love the Eno break.
The Kingston Trio “Zombie Jamboree” From the Hungry I Capitol Records T-1107 A nice little Calypso surprise.
Rod Stewart “Hot Legs” Foot Loose & Fancy Free Warner Bros Records BSK 3092 Ayup.
Thee Oh Sees “Toe Cutter/Thumb Buster” Floating Coffin Castle Face Records CF-018 Such a fine album, such a great slow-burn track.
Marlo Thomas and Friends “William’s Doll” Free to Be You and Me Bell Records 1110 Well, it is what it is. A bit torturous at the time if you were 4 and your name happens to be William, but hey solid message right?
Tom Waits “Barber Shop” Foreign Affairs Asylum Records 7E-1117 Some quintessential Tom Waits.
The Who “Don’t Let Go The Coat” Face Dances Warner Bros Records HS 3516 Sure the song kinda goes nowhere, but I really like it. Love the textural synth fills.
Frank Yankovic “Champagne Taste and a Beer Bankroll” Favorite Polkas ABC Records ABCD-873 Story of my life. Good thing I like The Champagne of Beers.
ABBA “S.O.S.” Greatest Hits Atlantic Records SD 19114 What’s not to like? Pure pop goodness.
ABBA “Knowing Me, Knowing You” Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Atlantic Records SD 16009 What could be better than an ABBA song? Duh, two ABBA songs!
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass “The 3rd Man Theme” Going Places A&M Records SP 4112 This is just inexcplicably raucous. For those who are unaware.
The Association"Never My Love"Greatest Hits! Warner Bros Records WS 1767Shhh… just enjoy the song.
Bee Gees “To Love Somebody” Gold RSO Records RS-1-3006 Pretty intense, eh?
Bonnie “Prince” Billy “I Am a Cinematographer” Greatest Palace Music Drag City Records DC252 A nice jaunty re-recording.
Pat Boone “Stagger Lee” Great Great Great Dot Records Oh Pat, is there anything you can’t sterilize? Granted, he was working from precedence.
"Season 3, Episode 21" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E21 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter F, Part 2.
Kiss “New York Groove” Ace Frehley Casablanca Records NBLP 7121 I suspect my idea of being back in the New York groove is very different from Ace Frehley’s idea of being back in the New York groove.
Lumbar “Day Seven” The First & Last Days of Unwelcome Southern Lord Records LORD186 Heavy doomness from Aaron Edge, Mike Scheidt and Tad. Yes, TAD!
Billy Mure’s Supersonic Guitars “Dancing Guitars” Fireworks RCA Victor LSP-1694 Sure as shootin, those are some dancing guitars indeed.
Nadja “Drown” Flipper Oaken Palace Records OPR003 Amazing sonic goodness, all for our aquatic relatives.
Pallbearer “Watcher in the Dark” Foundations of Burden Profound Lore Records pfl-140 Speaking of heavy doomness, I feel like I’m being watched.
Picastro + Nadja “Venom” Fool, Redeemer Broken Spine Records Epic goodness by Nadja, from a split with Picastro.
Caudal “Walrus Rusk Scrimshaw” Forever in Another World Oaken Palace Records OAK-002 Ok, ok, I don’t currently have a vinyl copy of this, but I’m including it because Aidan Baker was kind enough to share a link to this album, that happens to start with the letter F. And it’s really good!
"Season 3, Episode 20" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E20 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter F.
Jackson Browne “These Days” For Everyman Asylum Records SD 5067 So mellow. It’s kinda growing on me, although I still like Nico’s version better.
Johnny Cash “Frankie’s Man, Johnny” The Fabulous Johnny Cash Columbia Records CL 1253 Well… now…
Eric Clapton “Motherless Children” 461 Ocean Boulevard RSO Records SO 4801 In case you’re wondering what I’m rambling on about.
The Connies “Golly Gee” Full Round Roger Radio Galaxy Records RG-002 Gosh darn good.
Deerhoof “+81” Friend Opportunity Tomlab tom 90 lp | ATP Recordings ATPR LP26 Solid work.
DEVO “Girl U Want” Freedom of Choice Warner Bros Records BSK 3435 Oh Yes! It’s DEVO!
Thomas Dolby “Hyperactive” The Flat Earth Capitol Records ST-12309 On this one, I don’t mind the 80s style repeat refrain for the last minute thing, since it’s not quite what he’s doing.
José Feliciano “California Dreamin’” Feliciano! RCA Victor LSP-3957 The inimitable stylings of Mr. Feliciano.
Fleetwood Mac “Rhiannon” Fleetwood Mac Reprise Records MS 2225 Granted this song has pretty much been in solid rotation for the last 35+ years on some radio stations, but I still like hearing it.
Billy Haley & his Comets “Rock Around the Clock” Fonzie Favorites Jukebox International TVLP-177602R If you don’t hear this song at the beginning of Happy Days, it isn’t worth watching.
Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You” 4 Atlantic Records SD 1699 Guess what it says here on the liner notes… Tom Dolby: Main Synthesizers!
Pete Fountain “Lazy Bones” French Quarter Coral Records CRL 757359 So lazy.
Matt Munro “From Russia with Love” From Russia with Love United Artists Records Stereo UAS 5114 The velvet tones of Mr. Matt Munro.
PJ Harvey “50 Ft Queenie” 50 Ft Queenie Island Records 12IS 538/862 037-1 Raw power.
Tom Jones “Don’t Fight It” Fever Zone Parrot Records PAS 71019 Feel it.
"Season 3, Episode 19" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E19 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter E, part 2.
O hai, did you miss me? Well, that’s partly because I’ve been trying to modify my workflow now that I’m also producing Less Rock, More Talk. But without further ado, back to the music!
Dick Hyman “The Moog and Me” The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman Command Records 938-S Say, that intro sounds awfully familiar!
Jefferson Starship “Runaway” Earth Grunt Records BXL1-2515 Meh.
Barry Manilow “Can’t Smile Without You” Even Now Arista Records AB-4164 I know this seems awful, but just think poor heartbroken Abe Sapien and Princess Nuala.
Wymond Miles “Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them” Earth Has Doors Sacred Bones Records SBR-070 Such atmospheric delights.
Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang “Tic-Tock Polka” Encore Italiano! Audio Fidelity Records AFSD 5931 That’s right, polka AND harmonicas. What more could you ask for?
Rolling Stones “Rocks Off” Exile on Main Street Roling Stones Records COC 2-2900 This is how you kick off an album.
The Rolling Stones “She’s So Cold” Emotional Rescue Rolling Stones Records COC 16015 No wonder Keef can’t remember which song starts how on stage.
Peter Schilling “Major Tom (Coming Home)” Error in the System Elektra Records 60265-1 Hellooo 1983 (or 1982 if you’re German).
The Smithereens “Strangers When We Meet” Especially for You Enigma Records ST-73208 Oh how I love this album, so many wonderful hooks.
Rod Stewart “Every Picture Tells a Story” Every Picture Tells a Story Mercury Records SRM 1-609 Quite the storyteller.
The Stone Roses “Elephant Stone” Elephant Stone Silvertone Records ORET1 Groovy late 80s.
Pete Townshend “Rough Boys” Empty Glass Atco Records SD 32-100 Pete hearts punk.
"Season 3, Episode 18" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E18 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter D, part 4, and some that begin with the letter E.
Billy Squier “Lonely Is the Night” Don’t Say No Capitol Records ST 12146 Led Zeppelin-esque, ain’t it?
Van Halen “Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)” Diver Down Warner Bros Records BSK 3677 The Senior Mr. Van Halen on clarinet.
Dottie West & Don Gibson “Rings of Gold” Dottie & Don RCA Records LSP-4131 Don sure isn’t afraid of new and exciting trends in guitar electronics.
Harry Belafonte “Eden Was Just Like This” An Evening with Harry Belafonte RCA Records LPM-1402
Harry Belafonte with Nana Mouskouri “Walking on the Moon (Pame Mia Volta)” An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri RCA Records LSP-3415 Hey, folk songs from Greece.
Harry Belafonte with Miriam Makeba “Beware, Verwoerd!” An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba RCA Records LSP-3420 Hey, folk songs from South Africa.
Come “William” Eleven : Eleven Matador Records OLE 045-1 Thematic choice, of course.
Eagles “Witchy Woman” Eagles Asylum Records SD-5054 Spooooky.
Joe Ely “Suckin’ a Big Bottle of Gin” Joe Ely MCA Records MCA-2242 Not really something I would drink straight out of the bottle.
Ensemble Pearl “Painting on a Corpse” Ensemble Pearl Drag City Records DC544 Great project from Mr. O’Malley.
Bill Evans Trio “Haunted Heart” Explorations Riverside Records RLP 351 Spooooky.
Ex-Girl “Venus vs. Gas Onna” Endangered Species Alternative Tentacles Records VIRUS 313 Spacey.
Robert Fripp “Exposure” Exposure Polydor Records PD-1-6201 Interesting credt: Color by Stephen Sprouse.
Emmylou Harris “Ooh Las Vegas” Elite Hotel Reprise Records MS 2236 Nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.
"Season 3, Episode 17" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E17 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter D, part 4.
NOMEANSNO “The Day Everything Became Nothing” The Day Everything Became Nothing Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 62 Pummeling, good fun.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “Even the Losers” Damn the Torpedoes Backstreet/MCA Records MCA-5105 This is the first album I purchased with my own money. It was a Fall to be raking leaves all right.
Pink Floyd “On the Run” The Dark Side of the Moon Harvest Records SMAS 11163 If you poke around the internet, you can find a great little video of David Gilmour explaining the early sequencer they used on this track. Here, let me help you: http://youtu.be/3rU_ei_x0Ag
The Rolling Stones “I’m Free” December’s Children (and Everybody’s) London Records PS 451 Having grown accustomed to the Primal Scream version of this song, I always expect the original to be more raucous-y.
Sade “Smooth Operator” Diamond Life Portrait Records FR 39581 If you happen to be working in film production, you can sing “Boom Operator” along with the song. Hours of good laughs, let me tell you.
Seals & Croft “Diamond Girl” Diamond Girl Warner Bros. Records BS2699 Listening to this song anew, I kind of get the feeling they were like “Hey, let’s get a kind of Moondance groove on this one.”
Shannon and the Clams “The Rabbit’s Nose” Dreams in the Rat House Hardly Art Records HAR-069 Hard to pick a single track on this album, but this track gets stuck in my brain more often than you’d think.
Sleep “Dopesmoker (Side 1)” Dopesmoker Southern Lord Records LORD158 Did I mention this is on transluscent green vinyl, and the album sleeve is holographic? Dude.
Sonic Youth “Rain King” Daydream Nation Blast First Records 7 75403-1 Absolutely reminds me of my days of living in Manhattan.
"Season 3, Episode 16" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
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Vinyl-O-Matic S03E16 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter D, part 3.
LCD Soundsystem “Disco Infiltrator (FK’s Infiltrated Vocal)” Disco Infiltrator DFA Records DFAEMI 2145 Bust out the mirror ball.
Mclusky “She Will Only Bring You Happiness” The Difference Between You and Me Is That I’m Not on Fire Too Pure Records PURE 154LP Note to self.
The Minutemen “This Ain’t No Picnic” Double Nickels on the Dime SST Records SST 028 I am playing a picnic this weekend. I might have to learn this riff.
Money Mark “Living in a Madman’s Hell” Demo? Or Demolition? Chocolate Industries CHLT 063
The Moody Blues with The London Festival Market “Lunch Break: Peak Hour” Days of Future Passed London Records DES 18012 Symphonic hooks.
R. Stevie Moore “Schoolgirl” Delicate Tension Personal Injury Records 01 Pretty fun. Pretty creepy.
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult “The Days of Swine + Roses(KMFDM Remix)” The Days of Swine + Roses Wax Trax WAX 9160 I suppose remixes make a lot more sense when your high on the dance floor. Not that I would know anything about that.
Mystic Braves “Coyote Blood” Desert Island Lolipop Records LPOP90 These guys are great live. You should totally go see them.
Nadja/Troum “Part 1” Dominum Visurgis Denovali Records DEN59 It’s ok, just relax and absorb.
Nadja “Falling Out of Your Head” Dagdrøm Broken Spine Records BSP06 Damn this album is so good. Nadja is so consummate as a duo, but the addition of Mac McNeilly renders them thoroughly transcendent on Dagdrøm.
"Season 3, Episode 15" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E15 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter D, part 2.
The Dream Syndicate “That’s What You Always” The Days of Wine and Roses Slash Records/Ruby Records 1-23844 Even after all these years, the more I listen to The Dream Syndicate, the more I like them.
Dumb Numbers “Strange Beauty” Dumb Numbers Joyful Noise Records JNR115 Some great stuff from the good folks at Joyful Noise Records, featuring lots of talented individuals. You should check it out.
Bob Dylan “Hurricane” Desire Columbia Records PC 33893 For better or worse, I will always associate this song with this scene: http://youtu.be/d8WHOiQZGok. That’s the power of film, I reckon.
Brian Eno “Three Variations on the Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel: (ii) French Catalogues” Discreet Music Obscure Records special OBS 3 Very discreet.
The Folk Implosion “Pole Position” Dare to Be Surprised The Communion Label comm 45 First track from their second album. And the second Barlow-related track in this episode.
Freakwater “You’re Still On My Mind” Dancing Under Water Thrill Jockey Records thrill040 First full-length outing from Freakwater, and a fine one.
Heart “Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)/Dreamboat Annie/Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)” Dreamboat Annie Mushroom Records MRS-5005 So good, they did it thrice.
The Hollies “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” Distant Light Epic Records KE 30958 I guess this is what happens when the producer is out sick and the band is left to their own devices.
The Human League “Get Carter/Don’t You Want Me” Dare A&M Records SP-4892 I threw the Get Carter theme in there to keep it interesting, and it provides a nice contextual aspect to their Big Hit.
Billy Idol “Untouchables” Don’t Stop Chrysalis PV 44000 I wouldn’t say the original version of this song had some edge, but this version certainly does not. A few too many Hollywood music industry flourishes for my taste.
Waylon Jennings “Dreaming My Dreams” Dreaming My Dreams RCA Victor APL1-1062 A nice mellow rendition of this classic.
Elton John “Texas Love Song” Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” MCA Records MCA-2100 I was more inclined to go with “Daniel” on this one, but then I realized not everyone has heard this gem.
Tom Jones “Dime Queen of Nevada” Darlin’ Mercury Records SRM-1-4010 I have no idea what this song is about.
"Season 3, Episode 14" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E14 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter C and some that begin with the letter D.
The Tubes “Talk to You Later” The Completion Backward Principle Capitol Records SOO-12151 One of my earliest MTV memories.
Worm Ourobouros “When We Are Gold” Come the Thaw The Flenser Records FR21 They played a Halloween show a year or two ago, and looked AMAZING! http://youtu.be/AaXXcAxSga4
Neil Young with Crazy Horse “Lotta Love” Comes a Time Reprise Records MSK 2266 Here’s a great Dino Jr cover of this song: http://youtu.be/a7UGui1QOSA
Zola Jesus “Vessel” Conatus Sacred Bones Records SBR-062 Hey speaking of videos, check this out: https://vimeo.com/30014047
Belle & Sebastian “I’m a Cuckoo” Dear Catastrophe Waitress Rough Trade Records RTRADELP 080 This video almost makes me want to start running again: http://youtu.be/GuKuw71YBbI
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Helpless” Déjà Vu Atlantic Records SD-7200 Started with upbeat Neil, ended with mellow Neil.
The Cult “Dreamtime” Dreamtime Beggars Banquet bega57 Before there was Love, there was Dreamtime.
Deerhoof “Super Duper Rescue Heads!” Deerhoof vs Evil Polyvinyl Records PRC-209-1 You lucky so-and-so.
Le Tigre “Deceptacon” The DFA Remixes, Chapter One Astralwerks/DFA ASW55191/094635519112 I presume you’ve seen this by now? http://youtu.be/fwrXC5OXqgc
Junior Senior “Shake Your Coconuts” The DFA Remixes, Chapter Two Astralwerks/DFA ASW71227/094637122716 The new piña colada song.
Dire Straits “Southbound Again” Dire Straits Warner Bros Records BSK 3266 Since “Sultans of Swing” is a song you really only need to hear once a decade (thanks to commercial rock radio), I went with this jaunty track instead.
Dion DiMucci “Donna the Prima Donna” Donna the Prima Donna Columbia Records CL 2107 2 minutes and 47 seconds of wonderful.
Bachman Turner Overdrive “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” Disco Party: 20 Non-Stop Original Hits by the Original Artists ADAM VIII A-8021 I don’t generally associate BTO with disco, but who am I to say?
Wilhelmina Wiggins Fernandez w/ London Symphony Orchestra “Aria from ‘La Wally’ (Catalani)” Diva: Original Soundtrack Recording DRG Records SL 9503 The first appearance of Domique Pinon in film. Check it out. http://youtu.be/NeZ-tPYzTKk