Tales From The Drop Box Episode 147 (2019-14)

So, I have a midweek episode for you! Tales From The Drop Box Episode 147 mixes up some pure pop in the form of a new track from Bad Bad Hats against some pure psychedelic garage from Ty Segall and this is juxtaposed against the pure post-pink/punk rock of the Viagra Boys. It’s a good ride, and for a Wednesday should make the drive time home a much more pleasant experience. So, while you are parked in traffic, roll down your window, turn up the stereo, and share this latest episode with your neighbors!

As you already know and  it bears repeating, if the music truly mattered then radio stations would actually play good music.

Here is what you’ll find in Episode 147:

  1. Ex Hex – “Radiate” (It’s Real)
  2. Public Theatre – “Ghosts” (Otherside)
  3. Buck Gooter – “Peace Siren” (Finer Thorns)
  4. Carré-Court – “Nothing” (Out Of The Bloom)
  5. Bad Bad Hats – “Wide Right” (Wide Right EP)
  6. Chelsea Deadbeat Combo – “Fucked Up And Wasted” (Perspectives)
  7. Perkele – “Winner” ( Leaders of Tomorrow)
  8. The Castor Troys – “We Are One” (Legends Never Die)
  9. Institute – “Cheap Time Morals” (Beat Session Vol. 6)
  10. Basement – “Be Here Now” (Be Here Now b/w Are You The One 7”)
  11. Fontaines D.C. – Too Real” (Dogrel)
  12. Ty Segall – “Squealer” (Deforming Lobes)
  13. Viagra Boys – “Down In The Basement” (Street Worms)
  14. 999 – “Damp With Tears” (Takeover)
  15. Witching Waves – “Disintegration” (Persistence)
Look back, close your starry eyes like you want to free fall from the crystal skies yeah, I know you don’t wanna dance alone . . . You say that you can’t communicate everything’s wrong, everything that you say she said “I can’t speak to you feels like you’re someone else for most of the time”
KFR

 

Tales From The Drop Box Episode 125 (2018-24)

Yet another diversionary tactic. Tales From The Drop Box Episode 125 is my humble attempt to divert your attention from reality – at least for an hour. With pipe bombs being sent around the country by yet another mental defective who finally lost the plot to the evil perpetrated by the a-hole in Pittsburgh, it would be easy to give up hope for a better world. However, we must not lose sight of the future and the unmistakable conclusion that we as a species can overcome evil. We must believe that good still exits in the world and not give in to the temptation that the horrific events occurring with seemingly increasing frequency are somehow “normal.” As we reflect on these tragedies, we must act against evil. The prescription is relatively easy. Perform good acts. Take time to be kind. Be helpful. Resist anger. Recognize good in others. Don’t blame. Be honest. All of these actions are within the capacity of us all.

oh…and rock on!

Here is what you’ll find in Episode #125:

  1. Seasaw – “God (Zilla)” (Big Dogs)
  2. Basement – “Slip Away” (Beside Myself)
  3. Cloud Nothings – “In Shame” (Last Building Burning)
  4. Strange Ranger – “New Hair” (How It Al l Went By EP)
  5. GØGGS – “Killing Time” (Pre Strike Sweep)
  6. Baked Beans – “Easy” (Babble)
  7. The Frights – “Over It” (Hypochondriac)
  8. Negative Scanner – “History Lesson” (Nose Picker)
  9. The Cruel Intentions – “Check Your Head” (No Sign Of Relief)
  10. The Parkinsons – “Metal Cranes” (The Shape Of Nothing To Come)
  11. Templeton Pek – “Nowhere To Hide” (Watching The World Come Undone)
  12. Jump, Little Children – “Hand on My Heartache” (Sparrow)
  13. Curtail – “Sleight of Hand” (All Your Luck)
  14. Joe Strummer – “London Is Burning” (Joe Strummer 001)
  15. Amy Stroup – “Lost Ones” (Helen of Memphis)

The sirens’ risin’ there’s a distant blues dance on a crowded street the temperature’s a-risin’ soon you’re gonna be runnin’ down . . . I don’t need to say what I said before you never listened to me anyway, my voice is sore or I’m not sick at all, I’m just sick of you

KFR

Dropbox Notes February 8, 2016

For those of you whom have patiently waited for a new list – well here it is! The first list of 2016! As you can see, the list includes a number of things from the podcast, plus a few extras that haven’t made it yet. I have also included a couple of reissues that every collection needs. As always, this list represents my opinion of the best new(ish) releases that are worth the time and trouble (and money) to locate and download or more preferable purchase the vinyl.

So, for your enjoyment…. Here is the list:

  1. Besnard Lakes – A Coliseum Complex Museum [2016]
  2. DIIV – Is the Is Are [2016]
  3. What’s Eating Gilbert – That New Sound You’re Looking For [2015]
  4. The I Don’t Cares – Wild Stab [2016]
  5. Savages – Adore Life [2016]
  6. Jungle Giants – Speakerzoid [2015]
  7. Daughter – Not to Disappear [2016]
  8. Grizfolk – Waking Up The Giants [2016]
  9. Hinds – Leave Me Alone [2016]
  10. Sea Pinks – Soft Days [2016]
  11. Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony [2016]
  12. Two Inch Astronaut – Personal Life [2016]
  13. Basement – Promise Everything [2016]
  14. Cheerleader – The Sunshine Of Your Youth [2015]
  15. Banners – Banners [2016]
  16. Danko Jones – Live At Wacken [2016]
  17. Dynamite Pussy Club – Shakedown
  18. Jezabels – Synthia [2016]
  19. Her – Tape #1 EP [2016]
  20. Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger [2016]
  21. Night Beats – Who Sold My Generation [2016]
  22. Last Shadow Puppets – Bad Habits [2016]
  23. Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers [2016]
  24. Dollyrots – Mama’s Gonna Knock You Out [2016]
  25. Teen – Little Doods [2015]
  26. Waters – Follow the Beam of Light [2016]
  27. Wild Nothing – Life of Pause [2016]
  28. The Cult – Hidden City [2016]
  29. Bloc Party – Hymns [Deluxe Edition] [2016]
  30. Eliza & The Delusionals – The Time Spent On The Inside EP [2016]
  31. Suede – Night Thoughts [2016]
  32. Mystery Jets – Curve Of The Earth [2016]
  33. Working for a Nuclear Free City – What Do People Do All Day [2016]
  34. Coffee Or Not – Everything Is Falling Down [2016]
  35. Battleme – Habitual Love Songs [2016]
  36. Harriet – American Appetite [2016]
  37. Cold Engines – Better Off Dead [2016]
  38. Spring Break – Beer Me [2015]
  39. David Bowie – Blackstar [2016]
  40. Death By Pleasure – No Stall Geek [2015]
  41. Milk Teeth – Vile Child [2016]
  42. Shearwater – Jet Plane and Oxbow [2016]
  43. St. Lucia – Matter [2016]
  44. Half Japanese – Perfect [2016]
  45. Chairlift – Moth [2016]
  46. Milk ‘N’ Cookies – Milk ‘N’ Cookies [Special Edition] [2016]
  47. Lush – Chorus (LUSH BOX 1) (Limited Edition) [5CD][2015]
  48. Jam – Fire and Skill [2015]
  49. Replacements – The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990 (BOXSET) [8CD] [2015]
  50. Long Ryders – Final Wild Songs [2016]

Quite a bit to sample, so enjoy!

KFR