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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 85, 10 November 2010 Playlist

November 10, 2010

Agent Ribbons, I’m Alright
Pretty Girls Make Graves, Speakers Push the Air
Pre, Fudging on Our Folks
Frankie Rose & the Outs, Candy
Quasi, All the Same
Quitzow, Sponsor (It Didn’t Mean a Thing)
The Vaselines, The Devil’s Inside Me
Pretty Hideous, Scattered
Puffy Amiyumi, Atarashii Hibi (Brand New Days)
Allo Darlin’, The Polaroid Song
The Quails, Shine a Light
Gemma Ray, Touch Me I’m Sick
Jenny and Johnny, Scissor Runner
Rainer Maria, Artificial Light
Amy Ray, Black Heart Today
Miriam’s Well, Waiting on a Plane
The Raveonettes, Bang!
The Randies, Boys in Stereo
Azure Ray, Don’t Leave My Mind
Rasputina, Doomsday Averted
The Raincoats, No One’s Little Girl
Glasser, Apply
Red Aunts, Number One Chicken
Lou Reed, Lady Day
Belle and Sebastian, I Didn’t See It Coming
Red Five, Gasoline
The Reaction, The Umpire Has No Cup
Of Montreal, Coquet Coquette
Rilo Kiley, Go Ahead
Lush, Kiss Chase
The Reputation, Let This Rest
The Black Angels, Bad Vibrations
The Rondelles, Mission: Irresistible
Mia Riddle, Texas
Eels, Mystery of Life
Miranda Lee Richards, Early November
The Rentals, Friends of P.
Guerre Froide, Ersatz
The Rocking Horse Winner, Tomorrow
Rollerball, Lon Chaney
Cloud Cult, The Mission: Unexplainable Stories
Saint Etienne, Don’t Back Down
The Salteens, Sunnyside St.
Small Sins, Pot Calls Kettle Black
Beth Hart, L.A. Song (Out of This Town)
Fields, Brittlesticks
Blue Jungle, You Always Have Something to Say

Various Artists “Des Jeunes Gens Modernes”

October 3, 2010

Billing itself as “post punk, cold wave” from 1978 through 1983, this two-disc compilation sounds exactly as you would expect it to: lots of Devo-inspired music that my uncle would really like. Let’s hear it for Generation X. The twist is that it’s all French. Perspective Nevski are first with “Moment of Hate.” There are some Depeche Mode hints in this one. Mecanique Rythmique accentuates the keyboard a little too shrilly on “Extase.” I really like Guerre Froide’s “Ersatz.” It reminds me of Human League. Artefact is clearly singing in English in “Sex Computer.” It sounds like Kraftwerk. The synths are also very fun on this one. Suicide Romance is a little more power pop than the others with “Modern Romance.”
Lizzy Mercier Descioux reminds me of the Buggles on “Torso Corso.” Lots of reminding on this one, but that’s what happens when you release a bunch of music 30 years later. Medikao stands on its/his own with “Detective.” Seeing these song titles reminds me of playing Mille Bornes. The words are in French, but you can vaguely understand what they mean. If you’re into the novelty of people that can’t speak English singing in English, go for Henriette Coulouvrat’s “Can’t You Take a Joke?” I prefer it when the Japanese do this, myself.
“Exposition” is an OK song, but I mention it because it is by Charles de Goal. That’s the best name ever. Les Provisoires reminds me of P.I.L. on “So Much More.” When you think of the great synth comeback of the middle part of the last decade, you can see where it came from when you hear “Main dans la main” by Elli & Jacno. In general the better songs are at the beginning of each of the two CDs.
I’m a big fan of Norma Loy’s “Romance.” A lot of these bands use “modern” and “romance” in their names and titles, but I guess that’s just a symptom of rock ‘n’ roll at large.
At the end of the second CD are a bunch of remixes, and they indeed have a newer sound to them. Poni Hoax does a cover of Marquis de Sade’s “Wanda’s Loving Boy,” which reminds me of Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
All in all, a bunch of new wave from the disco era. It’s a lot of fun! It’s also in French, mostly.

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