Posts Tagged ‘black bananas’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 151, 16 May 2012 Playlist

May 16, 2012

Foxy Shazam, (It’s) Too Late Baby
Imperial Teen, My Spy
The Icicles, Margie
Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, Annie Get Your Gun
Innocent Bandits, When Another Sun Shines
Ivy, I Still Want You
Theresa Andersson, Injuns
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, The Flame That Burns
The Innocence Mission, That Was Another Country
Heartless Bastards, Late in the Night
Is/Is, Death Treat
International Waters, 1994
Cate le Bon, Julia
Is/Is, Eating Hourglasses
Marketa Irglova, We Are Good
Internal/External, Inside/Outside
The Very, Humdrum
I Was a King, Unreal
Sarah Jaffe, Clementine
TOPS, Turn Your Love Around
Jared Mees & the Grown Children, Even Little Mountains
Jenny and Johnny, Scissor Runner
The Goblin Market, The Night Is Darkening Around Me
The Jezabels, Catch Me
Jessica Jalbert, Daniels
Grace Woodroofe, Always Want
Jews and Catholics, The Spring
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, I Love Rock ‘N Roll
The Staves, Mexico
John & Tom, Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
Kacey Johansing, Many Seasons
Black Bananas, It’s Cool
Jonka, The Nana Song
John & Jehn, Shades
Perfume Genius, Dirge
Katie Johnson, A Perfect World
John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey, Heela
Ani DiFranco, Life Boat
Talib Kweli Featuring Norah Jones, Soon the New Day
The Josephine Wiggs Experience, Arizona
Ceu, Retrovisor
The Joy Formidable, Whirring
Julie Plug, I Feel
The Decemberists, The Rake’s Song

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 145, 21 March 2012 Playlist

March 21, 2012

Puppies and Trains, I Know You’re With Me
Cibo Matto, White Pepper Ice Cream
Jenny Choi, Comfort Me
Olivia Broadfield, Happening
Cinnamon, Springtime of My Life
Margaret Cho, Intervention
Old Monk, Skullsplitter
Chop Chop, Escape
CocoRosie, Fairy Paradise
Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, Old Italian Love Song
Class Actress, Love Me Like You Used to
The Clash, I Fought the Law
ZZ Ward, Last Love Song
Cocteau Twins, Violaine
Coralie Clement, Houlala
Jesse Thomas, Madeline
Club 8, Dancing With the Mentally Ill
The Coathangers, Sonic You
Black Bananas, Rtx Go Go
Cocktail Slippers, Gotta Crush
Cock and Swan, Remember Sweet
Jessica Jalbert, Wild One
Coco, Cutie Pie
Concrete Blonde, Close to Home
Woodpigeon, … And as the Ship Went Down You’d Never Looked Finer
The Concretes, Teen Love
Company of Thieves, Pressure
The Lovely Bad Things, You Done Messed Up
Colleen and Paul, Please Be Kind
Controller.Controller, Sleep Over It
Sharon Van Etten, Kevin’s
Comet Gain, The Fists in the Pocket
Cowboy Junkies, Sir Francis Bacon at the Net
The Kabbs, Down This Road
Christina Courtin, Mulberries
The Corner Laughers, Thunderbird
Grace Woodroofe, Oh My God
Corpus Callosum, The Siblings Greely
Cotton Jones, Somehow to Keep It Going
Cate le Bon, Fold the Cloth
Saskia Crescentia, Swinging Swings
The Cribs, Victims of Mass Production
Big Deal, Distant Neighborhood
The Curious Mystery, Hot Port
Crazy Mary, Orgasmic Annie

Black Bananas “Rad Times Xpress IV”

March 18, 2012

I wonder whether these guys are inspired by Black Grape, because, well, that would be pretty clever. I’m going to take that liberty. There are a lot of similarities between the two. It’s odd, though, because you would never eat just one grape, yet how often do you eat more than one banana? These guys are musicians, not pedants, so I will just have to move on, I guess.
“It’s Cool” sounds exactly like the cover art. The whole album does, really. Jennifer Herrema even sounds like a cross between Shaun Ryder, Don Henley, and Mick Jagger. And I don’t mean a female version of them. I mean, she sounds like them. This band has no reason to become kind of a big deal.
If you want something with a little more soul, “Acid Song” gets the job done. There’s a wee bit of estrogen in this song, but nothing too noticeable. I think my girlfriend thinks these are all dudes.
I really like “RTX Go Go.” It reminds me of Len. Remember them? This song really steals my sunshine. It’s odd, because when Damone got shitty, it was when they tried to do this sound. They must have just sucked at it, because Black Bananas does it right.
“Rad Times” probably sounds good live. In fact, this could serve as a theme of sorts. Can’t you picture them playing this at the beginning of every set? I also like “Foxy Playground.”
If you liked the Party Posse, you’ll like “Nightwalker.” The same vocal effects are used, and even Milhouse can be sexy then. This is definitely a good album for hipsters that still wear trucker hats even though they “know they’re not cool anymore.”