45s and Other Revolutions: A-Sides beginning with the letter L, continued.


February 1st, 2019

1 hr 1 min 52 secs

Season 4

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PJ Harvey [00:22]
a side: "The Letter"
b side: "Bows and Arrows"
Island Records IS 861 2004
The first single from her 2004 album "Uh Huh Her", and a fine selection at that. Simlar to her 4-track Demos release, she plays all albums except the final mix drums. And she was the engineer, mixer and producer. What's not to love?

The Castaways [07:29]
a side: "Liar, Liar"
b side: "Sam"
Soma Record Co. 1433 1965
Another classic Nugget. Falsetto raving from Minneapolis' own The Castaways. If you're curious, check out their appearance in "It's a Bikini World". I dig the b-side too!

Gene Pitney [12:48]
a side: "Liberty Vallance"
b side: "Take It Like a Man"
Musicor MU 1020 1962
Classic theme from a classic Western, though it doesn't appear in the film. If you're a fan of Westerns, I can highly recommend The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (with all of its modern flaws). Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The b-side is an interestingly titled number written by Lieber and Stoller.

Dick & Dee Dee [18:08]
a side: "Life's Just a Play"
b side: "All I Want"
Liberty Records 55478 1962
The a-side is a bit meh, but the b-side! A mighty fine tune from Dee Dee Sperling and the improbably named Dick St. John.

Joe Walsh [22:01]
a side: "Life's Been Good"
b side: "Theme from Boat Weirdos"
Asylum Records E-45493 1978
Ah yes, the rock and roll lifestyle. Reached all the way up to #12 on Billboard's Hot 100. Fun fact for you audio enthusiasts: Joe Walsh's publishing company is called Wow and Flutter.

Los Campesinos! [33:02]
a side: "Light Leaves, Dark Sees"
aa: side: "Four Seasons"
Heat Rash HR #1 2011
The first of their self-released zine Heat Rash series, from Winter 2011. So nice.

The Capsules [39:36]
a side: "Light the Path"
b side: "It Hangs Over Me"
Isota Records sody008 2003
A lovely transluscent orange vinyl release for Isota Records' singles club. Some fine swirling post-punk.

Nadja [48:51]
a side: "Like a Hand on Your Brain/I Don't Mind If Your Hands Are Cold/Corrupting Host to Appease the Parasite"
b side: "Freedom from Death Machines/Caught/The Smell of Bastards"
Broken Spine Records BSP007 2014
Entitled "Tangled", that is a collection of the shortest songs you are likely to ever hear from Nadja. And yes, still super amazing and sublime.

Music behind the DJ: "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'as performed by Les Brown and His Orchestra.

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