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Now displaying: February, 2016

Touring the world one pair of headphones at a time...

Feb 26, 2016

This week's show is a scene show about the evolution of rockabilly into psychobilly and how psychobilly turned into a whole bunch of things, including gothabilly, voodoobilly, hellbilly and more. As with all scene shows, I play some foundation songs and then walk you up the timeline while letting you hear the evolution, as well as all the ingredients in the pot. We also dabble in what offshoots are slightly off to the sides, such as southern rock and alternative country, in our longest and most tune-packed scene show ever, clocking in just under 3 hours long. If you've ever been curious about the history of that double bass, horror show influenced blend of rock and roll known as psychobilly, this episode should give you plenty of places to start your own exploration.

 

For those of you who want to help out the show, you're more than welcome to - I've set up a Patreon for those of you who want to pitch a little in to ease the costs of the show. Every little bit helps. You can find it at http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety

 

Oh, and for the curious, I think the mixed in audio samples (most, but not all, of which are of my own choosing/blend) will probably remain a thing in the shows moving forward. The show's my own thing, which means I want to keep myself as entertained making it as hopefully it is for you listening to it, so I'll make sure they don't overwhelm the show, but I suspect you'd better learn to love them, 'cause they're not going anywhere.

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Setlist:

  • "Great Balls Of Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley
  • "Misirlou" - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
  • "High School Confidential" - Hasil Adkins
  • "Rockabilly Rules" - Stray Cats
  • "I Put A Spell On You" - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • "Hollywood Babylon" - The Misfits
  • "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" - The Cramps
  • "Wreckin' Crew" - The Meteors
  • "Preaching The Blues" - Gun Club
  • "Can't Take The Pressure" - Guana Batz
  • "Rock This Planet" - Batmobile
  • "Frenzied Beat" - Demented Are Go
  • "Die Too Young" - The Quakes
  • "Go Go Harlem Baby" - Flat Duo Jets
  • "New Born Son Of Satan" - Nekromantix
  • "Sex, Love, Blood'n'Death" - Mad Sin
  • "You Don't Want To Know Me" - Deadbolt
  • "Devil Child" - Zombie Ghost Train
  • "Les Comentes De La Krypt" - Kryptonix
  • "2,3,4' (Tokyo Party Animal)" - Battle of Ninjamanz
  • "Cannibal Holocaust" - Os Catalepticos
  • "The Devil's Chasing Me" - The Reverend Horton Heat
  • "Bloody Mary" - The Living End
  • "Never Die" - Tiger Army
  • "You Better Run" - Godless Wicked Creeps
  • "I Ain't Gonna Piss In No Jar" - Mojo Nixon
  • "Man Alone" - The Phenomenauts
  • "Bent" - The Hangmen (US)
  • "Story Of My Life" - Social Distortion
  • "White Trash" - Southern Culture On The Skids
  • "High Tonight" - Supersuckers
  • "Wrong Side Of A Gun" - Nashville Pussy
  • "Hellbilly Joker" - Hank Williams III
  • "Venice, USA" - Red Elvises
  • "Rum Brave" - Murder By Death
  • "Save Yourself" - The Goddamn Gallows
  • "Sinners & Saints" - The Creepshow
  • "Dotted With Hearts" - HorrorPops
  • "Ride Harley" - Devils Brigade
  • "Hard Luck" - The Chop Tops
  • "Surfing In Siberia" - The Red Elvises
  • "Forever Fades Away" - Tiger Army
  • "We Want More" - The Living End
Feb 19, 2016

This week's show is a little longer. They'll all be a little longer moving forward. Does anyone read these messages? Have my captors stopped paying attention to the notes? If so, send help, maybe in a file in a cake or something, and I can escape these bonds. For everyone else, this should be a fun show, full of music from a bunch of different countries and includes things like prog-metal, Turkish post-hardcore, Japanese ska, classic funk, Russian hip-hop, Portuguese groove rock, German classic rock, Indian prog-rock, Israeli trip-hop/pop-rock, fratboy metal-meets-hip-hop and even more.

Strap in, folks. You're in for a ride.

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Setlist:

  • "This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)" - DJ Shadow
  • "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" - Wang Chung
  • "Always" - BT
  • "The Mountain" - Gunship
  • "Nothing Is Impossible" - Blasted Mechanism
  • "Fall Down" - Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • "Godzilla" - Blue Öyster Cult
  • "Over The Horizon" - Agam
  • "Oblivion" - The Winery Dogs
  • "Buck Rogers" - Feeder
  • "Nevroz" - KES
  • "Never Said" - Liz Phair
  • "Twinkle Star Tayorino Hoshi" - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
  • "Land Of Confusion" - Genesis
  • "September" - Earth Wind & Fire
  • "Africa" - Ethnix
  • "Precious" - Depeche Mode
  • "You and I Will Never See Things Eye To Eye" - Kingmaker
  • "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Poison
  • "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' Ta F' Wit" - Wu-Tang Clan
  • "Нюни-2" - Centr
  • "Mope" - The Bloodhound Gang
  • "Time" - Little Red Riding Hood
  • "I Met A Girl" - Wheat
  • "Rites Of Passage" - Third Eye Blind
Feb 12, 2016

Remember the show I did with all long songs? You know how easy that setlist was to type up? Clearly, I needed to punish myself for being so lazy, so welcome to the incredibly short, short songs show, in which every track clocks in under 3 minutes, and I get to type in the set list from hell. I also tell a story in how one of my best friends growing up, his little brother would go on to become a big rock guitarist named Denver Dalley. Have fun!

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Setlist:

  • "The Movie" - The Doors
  • "Byakuya" - Dragon Ash
  • "Elizabeth My Dear" - The Stone Roses
  • "Ain't No Telling" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • "Golden Paracutes" - Desaparecidos
  • "Pissant" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Eclipse" - Pink Floyd
  • "Pork Soda" - Primus
  • "Magick" - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
  • "Minimum Wage" - They Might Be Giants
  • "The Circle" - B'z
  • "Dark Star" - Grateful Dead
  • "Mercury Summer" - Fightstar
  • "If You Go / Im Telech" - The Idan Raichel Project
  • "Ideal Woman" - William Shatner
  • "Orgasm Addict" - The Buzzcocks
  • "Mrs. Now" - Too Much Joy
  • "What She Wants" - Satchel Grande
  • "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am" - Herman's Hermits
  • "Die Eier Von Satan" - Tool
  • "Immigrant Song" - Led Zeppelin
  • "The Blue Channel" - Taking Back Sunday
  • "You've Got A Bad Case Of The Religions" - Funeral For A Friend
  • "Ruby Soho" - Rancid
  • "Your New Aesthetic" - Jimmy Eat World
  • "The Great Test" - Hundred Reasons
  • "Bird" - The Charlatans
  • "Always And Always" - The Brilliant Green
  • "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - The Beach Boys
  • "How You Like Me Now?" - m-flo
  • "If You Want Blood" - Mark Kozelek
  • "Bar De Boulistes" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "October" - U2
  • "Með Blóðnasir" - Sigur Ros
  • "You" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Anything" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Frequency" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "San Dimas High School Football Rules" - The Ataris
Feb 5, 2016

As I've said for a while, this show is one grand experiment for me, so we're going to try shifting days - the show's are recorded on Thursday and will go up on Friday's now, so they're more current and up-to-date. That means expect no new show on Monday, because the new show is today, and next Friday.

This week's show is a banger, a loud clang-a-rang of music that is best intended for a raucous Friday night, and I tell some stories about more of where the idea of the show came from.

Play it loud, play it proud, tell all your friends.

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Setlist:

  • "Hey Cowboy" - Wingenfelder
  • "Crocodiles" - Echo & The Bunnymen
  • "The Urn" - All Them Witches
  • "Driving South" - The Stone Roses
  • "Boys Don't Cry (John Peel Sessions - 12/4/78)" - The Cure
  • "Meth Lab Zoso Sticker" - 7Horse
  • "It's Showtime!!" - B'z
  • "Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin
  • "Busting Up A Starbucks" - Mike Doughty
  • "Come To Daddy (Pappy Mix Version)" - Aphex Twin
  • "Nemesis" - VNV Nation
  • "Pacific Coast Highway" - Kavinsky
  • "Saeed" - Infected Mushroom
  • "Feel Like Makin' Love" - Bad Company
  • "Evil Dance" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Happy Song" - Bring Me The Horizon
  • "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green
  • Closing thoughts
Feb 1, 2016

Been curious about all the of the various musical subgenres out there? Well, this particular episode doesn't cover them all, but it sure covers a lot of them. Don't know your Britpop from your acid rock, or your prog rock from your cowpunk? Heard the term 'Psychobilly' before and wondered what the hell that sounded like? This'll do you. From this show, we'll be taking requests as to what the next scene show we should be doing is. Enjoy!

Also, I have the subgenre the track is after the band name in the setlist, for your convenience.

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Setlist:

  • "I Am The Walrus" - The Beatles - Psychedelic Rock
  • "Are You Experienced?" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Acid rock
  • "Nights In White Satin" - The Moody Blues - Symphonic Rock
  • "In The Court Of The Crimson King" - King Crimson - Progressive Rock
  • "Bike" - Pink Floyd - Art Rock
  • "Vitamin C" - Can - Krautrock
  • "Jean Genie" - David Bowie - Glam
  • "La Grange" - ZZTop - Blues Rock
  • "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Southern Rock
  • "Born to Run" - Bruce Springsteen - Heartland Rock
  • "Surrender" - Cheap Trick - Power pop
  • "Jungle Boogie" - Kool & The Gang - Funk
  • "Anarchy In the UK" - The Sex Pistols - Punk
  • "A Message To You, Rudy" - The Specials - Ska
  • "Back In Black" - AC/DC - Hard rock
  • "Hungry Like The Wolf" - Duran Duran - New Wave
  • "So. Central Rain" - R.E.M. - Jangle pop
  • "West End Girls" - Pet Shop Boys - Alternative dance
  • "Look Back And Laugh" - Minor Threat - Hardcore
  • "It's Tricky" - Run D.M.C. - Hiphop
  • "Headhunter" - Front 242 - Industrial
  • "Gun" - Uncle Tupelo - Cowpunk
  • "Lithium" - Nirvana - Grunge
  • "Champagne Supernova" - Oasis - Britpop
  • "Psychobilly Freakout" - Rev. Horton Heat - Psychobilly
  • "Talking 'Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everybody Wants To Live Forever)"  - The Flaming Lips - Neo-psychedlia
  • "Seven" - Sunny Day Real Estate - Emo
  • "When I Come Around" - Green Day - Pop punk
  • "Sure Shot" - Polvo - Math rock
  • "Grace Cathedral Park" - Red House Painters - Slowcore
  • "Christmas Song" - Mogwai - Postrock
  • "Moments Faded" - Funeral For A Friend - Posthardcore
  • "Go With The Flow" - Queens Of The Stone Age - Stoner rock
  • "Girl Anachronism" - Dresden Dolls - Dark cabaret
  • "Leave Home" - Chemical Brothers - Big beat
  • "We Can Make The World Stop" - The Glitch Mob - Glitchhop
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