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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.

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LOVE AND ROCKETS COLLECTION

Posted in 120 MINUTES, LOVE AND ROCKETS, REISSUE on January 10, 2011 by matthewrubbish

As most know from the ashes of Bauhaus, one of alternative music’s most respected bands came one of the 80’s less heralded but equally great bands Love And Rockets. Guitarist Daniel Ash and bass player David J hit the scene in ’85 and released a continuous stream of solid LP’s throughout the 80’s and into the 90’s.

Originally release in 2005 SORTED! The Best of Love And Rockets comes out this week on vinyl in the U.S. and is an excellent career spanning compilation including alternative classics “No New Tale To Tell”, “So Alive” and their cover of the Motown hit “Ball Of Confusion”

And to celebrate the re-release of the collection check out a few choice clips selected by none other than myself including one of their biggest hits and a live clip from 2008 of my personal fav L&R songs Kundalini Express. I can also remember quite vividly the first time I heard the alt smash No New Tale To Tell (yes, of course on 120 Minutes) and being blown away! Still love to crank that one in the car every chance I get.

BONUS! Another killer track for the Earth Sun Moon LP