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WARNING RADIO HALLOWEEN SPECIAL PODCAST 2!

Posted in 120 MINUTES, GOTH, HALLOWEEN, INDUSTRIAL, NEW ORDER/JOY DIVISION, NINE INCH NAILS, PODCASTS, POST PUNK, THE CURE, Uncategorized on October 30, 2014 by matthewrubbish

WARNING HALLOWEEN HeaderWell even thought Warning Radio has been more or less DEAD for just about a year I couldn’t resist getting in on the act again this year and creating another Halloween mix. Mostly because last year I had so many songs that I did not include on the first Halloween Special but in reality I really just wanted an excuse to use a the sound clip “I Got A Rock” from the Peanuts The Great Pumpkin. Enjoy the mix and weather you are taking in a party, heading out to a bar or trekking the neighborhood with the kids be safe and have fun.

001. ALIEN SEX FIEND. Now I’m Feeling Zombiefied
002. BOW WOW WOW. I Want Candy
003. DEAD KENNEDYS. Halloween
004. SISTERS OF MERCY. Lucretia my Reflection
005. COCTEAU TWINS. Blood Bitch
006. THE CURE. The Hanging Garden
007. MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT. The Devil Does Drugs
008. NINE INCH NAILS. Dead Souls
009. THE CRAMPS. Goo Goo Muck
010. BAUHAUS. Bela Lugosi’s Dead

WARNING RADIO 011

Posted in 120 MINUTES, DEPECHE MODE, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, PIXIES, PODCASTS, POST PUNK, SONIC YOUTH, STONE ROSES, THE CHARLATANS on November 14, 2013 by matthewrubbish

artworks-000062513272-5qzkvg-t200x200Well after a few themed episodes (Covers Edition & Halloween Special) of Warning Radio I really wanted to get back with a solid mix of some real classics. We kick the show off with some Depeche Mode from the Music For The Masses LP and continue on with more blasts from Pavement, Violent Femmes and more! Thanks for listening and enjoy the mix!

001. DEPECHE MODE – Nothing
002. DEAD MILKMEN – Instant Club Hit
003. PAVEMENT – Summer Babe (Winter Version)
004. PIXIES – La La Love You
005. STONE ROSES – Sugar Spun Sister
006. ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN – Rescue
007. THE CHURCH – She Never Said
008. NEW ORDER – Face Up
009. VIOLENT FEMMES – Please Don’t Go
010. SONIC YOUTH – Kool Thing
011. ELECTRONIC – Get The Message
012. THE CHARLATANS – Sproston Green

WARNING RADIO 010

Posted in 120 MINUTES, COVER SONGS, JESUS & MARY CHAIN, LOVE AND ROCKETS, PODCASTS, R.E.M., SONIC YOUTH, THE CURE, THE SMITHS on September 5, 2013 by matthewrubbish

Whether true to the original or a completely new take I’ve always been a sucker for cover songs. I couldnt tell you how many mixtapes I created for people back in the day comprised completely of covers. I also have a funny (slightly embarrassing) story that I will spare you about knocking back beer after beer in a basement bar in Montreal because of a Creedence cover band. Damn that Molson Export!

Not a huge milestone but I had been thinking for a while for a theme for Warning Radio’s 10th podcast and the covers idea was a bit of a no brainer so I went with it. This time though I decided to mix it up a bit and not only include some of Warning Radio’s most well known artists covering  tunes, I mixed in a few newer bands that I dig tackling some alternative classics.

WARNING RADIO PODCAST 010 TRACK LISTING
01. SONIC YOUTH – I Know There’s An Answer (The Beach Boys)
02. TERRY EDWARDS – Never Understand (Jesus & Mary Chain)
03. THE MARCH VIOLETS – Miss Amanda Jones (Rolling Stones)
04. THE DRUMS – Birthday (The Sugarcubes)
05. THE CURE – Hello, I Love You (The Doors)
06. LOVE AND ROCKETS – Lucifer Sam (Pink Floyd)
07. DUM DUM GIRLS – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
08. THE SMITHS – Golden Lights (Twinkle)
09. R.E.M. – Crazy (Pylon)
10. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB – Let The Day Begin (The Call)
11. ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK – VCR (The XX)
12. JULIAN COPE – 5 O’Clock World (The Vogues)
13. TOM TOM CLUB – Under The Boardwalk (The Drifters)

BONUS!  They Might Be Giants taking on Chumbawamba’s early 90’s sing along and New Jersey’s Titus Andronicus covering the TMBG hit Birdhouse In Your Soul.

LET THE DAY BEGIN

Posted in 120 MINUTES, COVER SONG, THE CALL on January 31, 2013 by matthewrubbish

the-call-press-photo-1A few weeks ago I saw one of those eCards that are always popping up on Facebook. The card read “Don’t apologize for not blogging…No one noticed” I found it funny considering my updates are pretty sporadic and I tend to start every post with something to the effect of “yeah, it’s been a while” or something like that. But hey, 2013 is just a few weeks old so with a new year comes new optimism and maybe even a few mix ups on the blog.  So just like my love for the tunes discussed here I refuse to let this thing die so let’s move on shall we.

I’m a bit of a rare guy in the sense that most 40 year olds usually are not able to keep up with newer sounds coming out. Facts are facts people get older and their priorities change. Families, work, kids what ever it may be becomes important so I get a lot of friends who share a love for Warning Radio asking if I can suggest any new bands or new music coming out that they might like.

I tend to almost always be a fan of bands that are influenced by bands I already like. So with influences such as The Velvet Underground, Jesus & Mary Chain and Sonic Youth most people who know me well would not be shocked to hear that I’ve been a fan of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club since their inception. Ok so where the big tie in right? Well Robert Been, BRMC’s bass player and vocalist is the son of Michael Been the leader and chief songwriter of the 80’s college rock band The Call.

Sadly, Michael passed away in 2010 and as a tribute to Robert’s late father BRMC are releasing as their first single one of the Calls classic tracks from 1989 “Let The Day Begin” on their newest album due out in March. The cover stays pretty true to the original but  they do manage to add a nice amount of BMRC noise to the mix. The track is available for free HERE. or check it out below along with the original version and another classic tune by The Call going back to 1983.

MINI MAMMOTH KICK

Posted in 120 MINUTES, DREAM POP with tags , on May 9, 2011 by matthewrubbish

Not a whole hell of a lot going on today. I recently started a new job so that’s pretty exciting but why the hell you would care…well, I don’t know. So I guess I won’t bother and will stick to talkin’ music. I’ve been on a Blake Babies/Juliana Hatfield/Antenna kick lately and it’s sort of led me down the path of a Mammoth Records kick as well.

So being the nice guy that I am I thought I’d post a few videos from their catalog. Mammoth wasn’t a huge indie lable but they had consistent string of  pretty diverse releases from about 1989 up through most of the 90’s. If you aren’t familiar def check out a few of their artists especially from the early years.

I would love to include videos by Vanilla Trainwreck but sadly I couldn’t find anything on YouTube. I really didn’t knwo anyone into them back in the early 90’s so I guess by the looks of it there are even less people now.

John takin’ the lead on the classic from the 1990 LP Sunburn

NOT MUCH OF A VIDEO BUT WORTH A LISTEN

STONE ROSES REUNION?

Posted in 120 MINUTES, BAGGY, INDIE DANCE, MADCHESTER, STONE ROSES on April 7, 2011 by matthewrubbish

Yeah, we have heard it before but I’m gonna fall for it again. In honor of the rumors Ian Brown and John Squire have “buried the hatchet”  paving the way for the big cash in later this year let’s celebrate with a few classics clips from the Roses. In case you missed the NME link on Warning Radio’s Facebook page you can check it out here. I’m crossing my fingers we get some US dates and not just the odd huge ass festival spot.

No stranger to this blog here is a live clip of one of my all time faves Waterfall

And who can forget this classic late show clip!

MIND BOMB

Posted in 120 MINUTES, THE THE on March 3, 2011 by matthewrubbish

So last night I took some time out from my birthday festivities (otherwise know as drinking and watching a hockey game) to do a little bit of work on the upcoming episode of Warning Radio. I was skimming through a few The The tracks when I was once again marveled by the well crafted genius of their song The Beat(en) Generation. Even though I believe it to be their highest charting song it’s one of their lesser known numbers.

The song has always been a favorite of my brother and I and the album (Mind Bomb) which it’s take from might be my favorite as well. Sure Soul Mining is a fantastic record but because of when the record was released and what I was doing at the time I have to give the nod to the classic from ’89.

Also for the making of the record frontman Matt Johnson recruited some real heavy hitters. Johnny Marr on guitar, Julian Cope bassist James Eller and ABC drummer David Palmer. Tie that in with a guest vocal by Sinead O’Connor and The The were inching into supergroup territory. Great record!

Enjoy the wonder!

Kingdom Of Rain with guest vocals by Sinead O’Connor