Albums and All That, Starting with the letter R as in Romeo, Part 3


May 8th, 2023

55 mins 45 secs

Season 5

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The Pogues [00:31]
Red Roses for Me
Enigma ST-73225 1984
Side one, track one from the Pogues debut album written by the one and only Shane MacGowan. Quite the entrance!

The Police [04:40]
"Bring on the Night"
Regatta de Blanc
A&M SP-4792 1979
Released in the US as the third single from their 1979 classic yet failed to chart.

Skinny Puppy [08:56]
"Glass Houses"
Nettwerk 12 NTWK 12 1984
Debut label release from everyone's favorite Industrial ensemble from Vancouver.

the dB's [12:22]
"Ask for Jill"
Albion Records ALB 109 1982
A snappy little number from Chris Stamey. I can neither confirm nor deny that I was once put on hold by a woman named Jill.

Buffalo Springfield [16:03]
"Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing"
ATCO SD 33-283 1969
Another debut and another Canadian ensemble. That's right, the first single from Buffalo Springfield. Written by Neil Young.

The Chad Mitchell Trio [19:29]
"The Ballad of Sigmund Freud"
Returns to Carnegie Hall
RCA Victor LOC-6007 1960
These fellas might want to look into getting some therapy. A little sample of the show Harry Belafonte put on once more at Carnegie Hall.

Deerhoof [21:57]
"Hallelujah Chorus"
Global, Buddy! Records, Inc. DIAL 007 2002
The fourth studio release from one of my favorite bands to see live. Recorded by Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu. This copy of Reveille features a silver inked cover and white labels.

Liberace [24:42]
"El Cumbanchero"
Rhapsody in Blue and Other Favorites
Harmony HL 7237 1967
Some lively latin bears, composed by Puero Rican songwriter Rafael Hernández Marín and performed in a very lively manor by the bejeweled one himself.

Ella Fitzgerald [29:16]
"Runnin' Wild"
Rhythm Is My Business
Verve Records V-4056 1962
Whenever I hear a rendition of "Runnin' Wild" I just automatically hear Sugar Kane's version in Some Like It Hot.

Rickie Lee Jones [31:56]
"Chuck E.'s in Love"
Rickie Lee Jones
Warner Bros. Records BSK 3296 1979
Hey, a catchy song is a catchy song.

Metallica [35:27]
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Ride the Lightning
Megaforce Records MRI 769 1984
When I was a lad of sixteen or so, I had a Ride the Lightning shirt that I wore to the point of being teased for seemingly always wearing it.

James Gang [41:57]
"Funk #49"
James Gang Rides Again
ABC Records ABCS-711 1970
Funky indeed, even the cowbell.

Wanda Jackson [45:40]
"Stupid Cupid"
Right or Wrong
Capitol Records ST 1596 1962
Wanda doing a great job putting her vocal stylings to this Neil Sedaka classic.

Fórn [47:54]
"Ritual Ascension through a Weeping Soul"
Rites of Despair
Gilead Media RELIC90 2018
Some quality heavy doomy stuff from the Boston-based band.

Music behind the DJ: "Brazil" by Billy Mure

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