Tales From The Drop Box Episode 181 (2020-29) The Pandemic/BLM/Vote Trump Out/ Episodes

If you have been reading these notes for the last couple of episodes of Tales From The Drop Box while listening (or even before listening!!!) to the podcast for the music, then you likely know how I actually feel and think about the two candidates for President of the United States. You are also aware that if Satan was running as a candidate against Trump, that I’d take a hard look at Satan. So, rather than continue to pile on that discourse, as most Americans have long ago made up their mind on whom they are going to cast their ballot (don’t get me started on the whole electors fiction) in this most important of elections, I can only say, once again, vote. If you have already cast your ballot, then thank you. If your ballot was cast for anyone other than Trump, then hopefully democracy will get a chance to say thank you after November 3.

As a reward for participating in the democratic process, I’ve expanded the show this week. Tales From the Drop Box Episode 181 is 5 songs longer but not lighter on quality! This episode has a pop feel to it, and I’ve included some artists who you may actually have heard of in this week’s episode. A surprise entry is Nick Lowe who has an amazing new track with Los Straitjackets, as well as some new goodies from Toronto’s Metz, Painted Doll, Don’t Kill The Octopus, the Arkells, Tropical Fuck Storm – you know the usual mix of music you need to hear.

So, kick back, put the headphones on tight, close your eyes and PLAY LOUD. The rocket ship is leaving now…

Here is what you will find in Episode 181:

  1. Sweeping Promises – “Hunger For A Way out” (Hunger For A Way Out)
  2. Night Birds – “Oblivious” (Fresh Kills Vol. II)
  3. Hangtime – “My Only One” (Destroy!)
  4. Metz – “The Mirror” (Atlas Vending)
  5. Rational Anthem – “Unimaginary Girlfriend” (It’s Only Permanent)
  6. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets – “Crying Inside” (Walkabout)
  7. Arkells – “My Heart’s Always Yours (Acoustic) (Campfire Chords)
  8. Bee Bee Sea – “Drag Me Down” (Day Ripper)
  9. The Go Set – “A Letter To My Government” (Of Bright Futures EP)
  10. Billy Nomates – “Modern Hart” (Billy Nomates)
  11. Don’t Kill The Octopus – “Accident” (Stick Together)
  12. Painted Doll – “On The Ropes” (How To Draw Fire)
  13. Idle Hands – “A Single Solemn Rose” (Mana)
  14. The La’s – “There She Goes” (The La’s)
  15. Gladie – “Thank You Card” (Thank You Card EP)
  16. The Jaded Hearts Club – “Long And Lonesome Road” (You’ve Always Been Here)
  17. Into It. Over It. – “Brushstrokes” (Figure)
  18. Tropical Fuck Storm – “Legal Ghost” (Legal Ghost 7′)
  19. The Primitives – “Crash” (Lovely)
  20. Liar, Flower – “My Brain Is Lit Like An Airport” (Geiger Counter)
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 181 (2020-29)

I heard you singing in the shower the alarm went off again and now you’re putting on your makeup I’m still laying in the bed . . . Here you go way too fast don’t slow down, you gonna crash you should watch, watch your step don’t lookout, gonna break your neck . . .

KFR

Just For Fun Concerts EP 2018-08 (Episode 109)

It seems to me at least that there are an awful lot of Australian rock bands that are so freakin’ good. I am not sure exactly when Australia’s full on takeover of rock and roll took place, but it is clear that the United States is seriously lacking in good time party rockin’ garage smokin’ freaky psychedelic leanin’ indie poppin’ bands. Whew…as you can perhaps tell from that introduction that I firmly believe there is some heat emanating from Aussie land. I am simply blown away by how consistently good the stuff coming out of Australia sounds. Tales From The Drop Box Episode 109 is going to bring you several of these lesser known but vitally important bands from that territory. Don’t worry that this is going to change the overall feel of the episode. It won’t. Still a mix of the best new(ish) stuff that I’ve been listening too and think you should as well.

On another note, the idiot in the Whitehouse is wasting taxpayers money, again, by sending troops to guard the Mexican border. When will it all just stop? It’s madness and it’s become the new normal.

So, sit back, play loud, and let it all swing…

Here is what you’ll find in Episode #109:

  1. Fresh – “Get Bent” (Fresh)
  2. Painted Doll – “Hidden Hand” (Painted Doll)
  3. Acid Dad – “Mistress” (Acid Dad)
  4. Funeral Shakes – “Lovebirds” (Funeral Shakes)
  5. The New Trust – “Heartbreaker” (Upset The Tides)
  6. Chemtrails – “A Beautiful Cog In The Monolithic Death Machine” (Calf Of The Sacred Cow)
  7. Templeton Pek – “Black Hearts” (Watching The World Come Undone)
  8. Deafcult – ““Summertime” (Auras)
  9. The Playbook – “Locked Away” (All I Am Is What You Left Behind)
  10. The Noise Figures – “Telepath” (Telepath)
  11. Hard Girl – “Running” (Floating Now)
  12. Lemon Clocks – “Do You Feel Alright?” (Songs From Another Time)
  13. Theo Lawrence & The Hearts – “Heaven To Me” (Homemade Lemonade)
  14. The Diodes – “Curiosity Girl” (Rarities)
  15. Julie & The Wrong Guys – “You Wanted What I Wanted” (Julie & The Wrong Guys)

And there are films I’ll never watch again I hear your laugh, inside it’s trapped I’ve locked away the better parts and thoughts of you . . . Oh, you lift me ‘bove the town then drag me underground and I wonder how yeah, on a lazy afternoon…

KFR