Thursday, May 17, 2012

HUGE NEWS: James Hetfield chooses his greatest songs of all time

01. "Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd. Nothing tops this workingman's ballad. 'Free Bird' fit my life for the first 20 years on the road not really getting too attached to stuff, living life for the moment and moving on.

02. "Stairway To Heaven" - Led Zeppelin. When I first got a guitar, I figured out the first couple of fingerings to this, and I ran around the house saying, 'Check it out I can play this!' My family was like, 'Where's the rest of the song?'

03. "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley. I remember seeing that video of him jumping around behind bars with all his buddies. It encapsulates rebellion, which is really just misguided creativity.

04. "Behind Blue Eyes" - The Who. This song had all that teen angst bubbling under it. It's about asking for help but not really wanting it. Reminds me a lot of me.

05. "Candle In The Wind" - Elton John. 'Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting' was more my style, but few songs can top this melody.

06. "God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys. I got on a Beach Boys kick again about six months ago. I gew up in Southern California; to me, this songs speaks to a higher power.

07. "Yesterday" - The Beatles. It instantly connected with me. It makes you think, but not too gard.

08. "Black Sabbath" - Black Sabbath. This song scared the shit out of me. It's beyond heavy.

09. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana. When all that Eighthies hair metal was getting overproduced, Nirvana came along with this thrashy garage sound and a huge hook. It was what music needed.

10. "The Boys Are Back In Town" - Thin Lizzy. Phil Lynott was never afraid to write from the heart, even if it was a little corny. Thin Lizy inspired a lot of Metallica's guitar harmonies.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

R. Stevie Moore

Pretty excited to see this dude next week

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

it's a beautiful day

playlist 5/1/2012

Longer songs than usual... This was a "psychedelic" kind of late night noise, which is not typical, but that's what ended up happening...

Also cross off one more on the "radio bucket list..." We played Side A of Elvis Presley's "Havin' Fun With Elvis On Stage" LP, revered by countless sources as the worst album of all time. Here's the complete playlist...

Sunburned Hand of the Man "Captain Knowhere"
Sunburned Hand of the Man "Fire Escape"
Terry Riley "A Rainbow in Curved Air"
Pink Floyd "Careful With That Axe, Eugene"
Dowcet "1"
Can "Yoo Doo Right"
Klaus Roder "Potpourri"
Wum "Metal"
Beak> "Blagdon Lake (Live version)"
Beak> "Wulfstan"
Elvis Presley "Having Fun With Elvis On Stage (Side A)"
Sun Ra "Under Different Stars"

We also played the same LNN Post-Show as on April 4th.. the april 4th playlist hasn't been posted yet so we'll get around to that soon hopefully.