Tuesday, July 11, 2017

May the Fourth Tape Be With You












Another in the set of tapes that I made in preparation for moving to Charlotte in 1993 (and having to leave behind my LPs).


Guitar Bands #4

The Romantics
Rockpile
The Smithereens
The Sights
Hoodoo Gurus
54-40 [Can-Con!]
Flies on Fire
Bram Tchaikovsky
Hege V [George Hamilton V, the son of longtime Grand Ol' Opry member George Hamilton IV]
Boris Grebenshchikov [part of my infatuation with Eastern Bloc rock bands]

Thoreau-ly Well-Read




















Not a lot to say about this one. If you like this sort of thing, then you'll like this thing.
Henry David Thoreau doesn't need me to pump him up. Howard Mumford Jones was a professor of English at Harvard in the mid 20th century and pretty much sounds as you would expect a mid-20th century Harvard English professor to sound.

One of his more well-known quotes is "While it is true that we in this nation remain free to be idiotic, it does not necessarily follow that we must be idiotic in order to be free!" [February 1954 dedicatory address at the opening of an addition to the University of Wisconsin's Memorial Library, entitled "Books and the Independent Mind."]


Howard Mumford Jones Reads Walden

Spoken Arts ‎– SA 832   1962


A1 Economy
A2 What I Lived For
B1 The Ponds
B2 Brute Neighbors
B3 Spring
B4 Conclusion

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

On The Road Again, Again












Another in the set of tapes that I made in preparation for moving to Charlotte in 1993 (and having to leave behind my LPs).

Probably should be titled "Power Pop" instead of "Guitar Bands" as a couple of tracks only incidentally include guitars. In retrospect there are a couple of tracks that I would have left off if I was making the tape today.

Guitar Bands #3

The Northern Pikes
Lone Justice
The Mosquitos
The Outnumbered
The Bangles
Los Lobos
Brian Setzer
Nick Lowe
The New Monkees
Dave Edmunds
Kirsty MacColl
The Romantics

Sunday, June 11, 2017

ID Do This Differently If I Had To Do It Again












Hey, Kevin, what are you doing tonight? Wanna go to the public access TV studio (in the basement of a Knoxville church, I think) and mix a broadcast of a band that you've never heard? Oh, and can you bring all of your gear that will fit in your small car to do it? Well, OK!!

It sounds about as rough as you would expect, with levels jumping around as the band changes sounds/styles and I try to keep up. At one point the kick pedal breaks.


Jeff Wallace (keyboard, vocals), Charlie Bock (bass), Joe Riot (?) (guitar), Andy Coleman (drums), unknown interviewer

The IDs on Cable Channel 20 Knoxville

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Knox Knox, Who's There?












Here's a compilation that I made while hanging out at WUTK-FM one evening (so these tracks all came off of carts). I was at the station to do a promo appearance for The Thirteenth Generation, who were playing a New Rock Night (probably at the Ace of Clubs).

I can ID maybe three of these bands, so please chime in in the comments.
 
Knoxville Bands Circa 1992

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

I roam around and round and round and round and round












Not sure why I made this compilation (sometime in the 80's) other than maybe as band pre-show music, but it still holds a lot of interest to me these many decades later. Personal highlights include The Sugar Bears, The Four Seasons, Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds, John Fred and His Playboy Band, Crazy Elephant, Sweet, Perry Como, Al Wilson, Dick Feller, Chuck Brown, Redbone, Styx, Ace, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sugarloaf, John Fogerty, heck almost all of them (I don't especially need to hear "Couldn't Get It Right" again, though).

Anyway, enjoy the randomness.


Wandering Through the 45s - 50's 60's and 70's

Saturday, June 03, 2017

60 Minute Man, Volume 2




















Here's what was cutting edge circa 1991 according to MTV (and Matt Pinfield? Was he still the host in '91?). Much of this "underground" "alternative" is now classic rock.


120 Minutes-Never Mind The Mainstream Vol 2