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

Mar 29, 2017

Time for a scene show, but this one's a little different. Instead of covering a period of time or a genre of music, this scene show is all about my favorite band in the world, Fury In The Slaughterhouse.

Now, the Furies broke up in 2008, but reunited in 2016 in honor of their 30th anniversary, recording some new songs, putting together a new Best of, and playing some shows in 2017.

I flew to Germany in 2008 to see the band live for the first time, on their farewell tour, and this year, a bunch of Fury fans donated money to ensure I could fly out to see some of the 2017 reunion shows as well.

I've been writing up my experiences, but I also wanted to do a podcast, not just about that experience, but also about the band themselves, to give people an overview of the band's history, play something from each of their albums, and then play something from each of the band members' side projects.

Listen to the show, get the new Best of, then start buying as much Fury stuff as you can. Only one album, "The Hearing And The Sense Of Balance," is available on US iTunes right now, but it's a start.

There are 6 people in the band: Kai Wingenfelder (lead vocals), Thorsten Wingenfelder (guitar), Christof Stein-Scheider (lead guitar), Christian Decker (bass),  Rainer Schumann (drums) and Gero Drnek (keyboard, guitar, mandolin, a bunch of other things). They currently have a 7th member with them for the tour, Martin Huch (guitar, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin). Also, there were two other people who were in the band before, Kai Liekenbröcker (keyboard) who left in 1989, and Hannes Schäfer (bass), who left the band in 1996 to become a doctor.

All of the band members are great, and they were nothing but kind to me. Anything I can do to pay the band back in terms of raising awareness is only a small portion of the thanks I owe them.

Here's the setlist, and afterwards, some pictures from the trip. The rest of my writeups should be up in a few days, over at and you can read the longer stuff there.



  • "No Man's Land" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "No Illusions" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Anthem Of The Handsome Ransom" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Radio Orchid" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Hello And Goodbye" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Intro/Bring Me Home" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "One Way Dead End Street" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Enemy Mine" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Nada Es" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Angels & Saints" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Warchild" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Welcome To The Other World (Acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Wasted" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Jericho" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "30 (It's Not Easy)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Things Like This" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Trapped Today, Trapped Tomorrow (Acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Haunted Head And Heart" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Dance On The Frontline" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Will You Be With Me?" - Little Red Riding Hood
  • "Verliebt" - Wohnraumhelden
  • "From Losers To Lovers" - Driftland
  • "Come On In" - Home
  • "Die Unperfekten" - Thorsten Wingenfelder
  • "Blood In My Veins" - Wingenfelder (Kai's solo album)
  • "Mensch Paul" - Wingenfelder (Kai/Thorsten)
  • "Sunshine, Love, Music and Football" - Schumann
  • "Hard Times" - BalticSeaChild
  • "This Is It" - Kuersche & Members of Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Come On" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "End Of The World" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Disillusion Avenue" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Quicksandbox" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse


My Fury posters

Gero and I

Christof and I

Rainer and I

All the pretty lights

Mar 26, 2017

So this episode in particular is dedicated to Claudia, my host over at Hotel Ernst, who put me up when I was in Germany to see the three Fury In The Slaughterhouse shows a few weeks back.

Claudia and I talked music quite a bit and she had a lot of German bands that she suggested I look into. Most of those bands are featured here, as well as a few English-speaking bands who are similar in style, hopefully to introduce her to some other things as well.

I'm much of the way through writing the story of my trip now, and should have all of that in time for Show 120 on Tuesday, which will feature a lot of me talking and a bunch of music from the Furies (and related Fury projects).




  • "Nur nach vorne gehen" - Broilers
  • "So Long (ft. Frank Turner)" - Donots
  • "Losing Days" - Frank Turner
  • "Speeding Cars" - Walking On Cars
  • "Floods" - Fightstar
  • "Chaos" - Herbert Grönemeyer
  • "Mein Amerika" - Philipp Poisel
  • "Green and the Blue" - Fink
  • "Gold gegen Blei" - von Brücken
  • "Wolves" - Josh Ritter
  • "Alphatier" - Westernhagen
  • "Kein außen mehr" - Kettcar
  • "Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry
  • "My Ding-A-Ling (Live)" - Chuck Berry
Mar 21, 2017

Back once again for another shower, full to the brim of random assortment of music to delight and expand your horizons.


Also, if you're interested in reading the long-form version of my Fury In The Slaughterhouse story, the first part is up here. The full show of me talking it through will be Show 120.



  • "Theme From 'Gutbuster'" - Bentley Rhythm Ace
  • "One Time For Me" - The Reverend Horton Heat
  • "The House Rules" - Christian Kane
  • "Blue Collar Suicide" - The Refreshments
  • "Anything But Beautiful" - July For Kings
  • "The Samurai Code" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "Anthem Of Our Dying Day" - Story Of The Year
  • "Around The Block (ft. Talib Kweli)" - Pretty Lights
  • "Everybody Rise" - Busta Rhymes
  • "Bitchin' Camaro" - The Dead Milkmen
  • "We Were Children" - Tribes
  • "Nice Guys (Don't Get Paid)" - Soul Asylum
  • "Herex" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Any" - The Connells
  • "The State Of Massachusetts" - Dropkick Murphys
Mar 17, 2017

I'm back! Back stateside! I will be doing a big scene show on my Fury In The Slaughterhouse trip (#120) so as to give me plenty of time to organize my thoughts and clear my head a bit. I took 10 pages of just NOTES, so there's a lot to think about and try and put into words... Until then, though, have another fun show full of all sorts of music to tickle your eardrums...



  • "Home Is A Feeling" - Ride
  • "Herp de Derp" - Bean, Stephon LaMar & The Gregory Brothers
  • "Klassenfahrt" - Norman Keil
  • "Get Out Of This" - Dinosaur Jr.
  • "Demon In Profile" - The Afghan Whigs
  • "We Can Never Be Friends" - The Streets
  • "Forget Yourself Through The Beauty" - Picnic
  • "11:11" - Arkells
  • "Fuck Swag" - Kohh
  • "State Trooper" - Bruce Springsteen
  • "Simply Being Loved" - BT
  • "Die Ausfahrt zum Haus deiner Eltern" - Kettcar
  • "Journey To Reedham" - Shobaleader One
Mar 13, 2017

As this podcast drops, I should be getting on an airplane in Frankfurt, heading back to the States, ecstatic and bouncing with energy, after three consecutive Fury In The Slaughterhouse shows. I'm sure I'll have stories to tell, but this show was recorded on 3/2, so we're not there yet.

Hope you all missed me while I was away and said wonderfully fawning, adoring things to me on Twitter or via email. See you all soon!



  • "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - The Clash
  • "Around My World In 80 Days (acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Long Way Round" - Stereophonics
  • "No Place Like Home" - Home
  • "Lear Jet" - The Samples
  • "Why Do I Love You (Live)" - Miles Davis
  • "Where You Fly" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Come With Us" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Run" - Collective Soul
  • "Jet Lag" - Frank Turner
  • "So Here We Are" - Bloc Party
  • "Never Tear Us Apart" - INXS
  • "Need To Love" - The Starting Line
  • "Where I Want To Be" - The Dangerous Summer
  • "Bring Me Home" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Mar 10, 2017

Around the time this episode goes up, I'm probably amidst tens of thousands of Germans, watching the best band in the world take the stage. That's right - I'm in Hanover, seeing Fury In The Slaughterhouse live. There will be an episode that tells the whole tale - this isn't it. But this should give you music to enjoy.



  • "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease (Acoustic Live Radio Show)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "TV Song" - Blue Man Group
  • "I Still Believe" - Frank Turner
  • "Zu wahr um schön zu sein" - Wingenfelder
  • "You'll Have Time" - William Shatner
  • "Secure" - The Photographic
  • "Live Once (Ft. Kano)" - Plan B
  • "Song Eleven Could Take Forever" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "96 Shalala" - Wir
  • "Fade Out" - Rival Sons
  • "Drive" - The Cars
  • "Won't Forget These Days/Reprise (Acoustic)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Mar 6, 2017

I'm in transit to Germany right now, so enjoy music of motion...



  • "Sleepwalking" - The Chain Gang Of 1974
  • "Voyager" - Daft Punk
  • "Moon In Water" - Underworld
  • "Little Wanderer" - Death Cab For Cutie
  • "Leave Them All Behind" - Ride
  • "Jellybean" - VHS Or Beta
  • "The Road" - Frank Turner
  • "Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)" - White Denim
  • "It's Casual" - Maritime
  • "Nice To Be Out" - Stereophonics
  • "Youth Is Wasted On The Young" - Driftland
  • "Someday All Of This Will Make Sense, Somehow" - Dirk Darmstaedter
  • "Waiting For The 7:18" - Bloc Party
  • "Fortunate Friends" - Into It. Over It.
  • "30 (It's Not Easy)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Mar 4, 2017

So I leave Monday morning for Germany to see Fury In The Slaughterhouse at their 30th anniversary shows in Hannover, so I'm precooking 4 shows to cover my absence. This is show one of four.



  • "Alone" - The Dreaming
  • "Cuckoo" - Curve
  • "Hate Me" - Blue October
  • "Trouble" - Ryan Adams
  • "Strange Loop" - Liz Phair
  • "Getting Ready To Get Down" - Josh Ritter
  • "Can't Go Back To Memphis" - Stray Cats
  • "Scared To Death" - HIM
  • "The Rattling Boy From Dublin (Peel Session)" - Spare Snare
  • "Underneath The Neon Sign" - The Kinks
  • "Time Shift" - Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
  • "I Hope You Suffer" - AFI
  • "Stack-O-Lee" - Samuel L. Jackson
  • "Colour" - Wild Cub
  • "By The Way" - Rip Slyme
  • "Hero Zero" - The Bouncing Souls