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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.

INTO THE FUTURE!

Posted in MINISTRY, REISSUE, STONE ROSES, THE CURE, THE SMITHS, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, Uncategorized on January 20, 2012 by matthewrubbish

No not another post about 120 Minutes! Taking a look back 2011 was a pretty eventful one for classic alternative. From with the 20th anniversities of classic reissues such as Nevermind, Actung Baby, and Primal Scream’s Screamadelica. To big new events about the break up of R.E.M. and the announcement of The Stone Roses getting back at it for some gigs (and possible new record) and finally the debut of Spotify in America.

So what’s on tap for 2012? With the slew of more reissues sure to be coming down the pike and some much anticipated shows, here are a few highlights of whats to come in the new year in the  world of classic alternative and new wave.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS celebrate the 30th anniversary of their second album Lincoln. TMBG are set to embark on a full US tour (in support of a new album) and will perform the entire album Lincoln in L.A. and Atlanta check. Details HERE

RHINO RECORDS who are never short on a more reissues than anyone can shake a stick at have a fine roster will be at it again in 2012 with some real heavy hitters including Ministry, Ramones,INXS, Depeche Mode and many more Details HERE

BEGGARS ARCHIVE is also getting in on the act with a number of classic reissues and best of collections as well. Highlights include best of comps from the Go-Betweens and Belly as well as reissues from Cocteau Twins, Beck, Bauhaus and the Charlatans.

But of course probably the biggest and most anticipated event to look forward to is the Stone Roses reunion gigs. I’m crossing all my fingers (and toes) the boys decide to bring the tour to america!

Best of luck in 2012 folks and don’t be afraid to let us know what you are most looking forward to this year.

SMITHS BOOTLEGS

Posted in BOOTLEGS, DEMOS, THE SMITHS on December 22, 2010 by matthewrubbish

HOLY SHIT! This is indeed an unexpected christmas gift. Thanks again to the fine folks at SLICING UP EYEBALLS (SUE) for the tip off. Now get over there ASAP and check out some highlights from the recently released demos and instrumental bootleg LP from The Smiths. Don’t mean to be biting off the whoever is running the show over at SUE as much as I have recently but seriously guys this is so good how can I not want to share!?! This is the season of giving right? Anyhow, check it out. It’s a must listen to all fans of The Smiths and Morrissey.

Check out highlighted tracks including a reggae influenced demo of Girlfriend In A Coma and an early version of Rusholm Ruffians. You can also find a links to download the entire set and find info on each track. Sure to bring a little Christmas cheer to all!