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Episode 285 – Top 43 of 2015 Pt. 2


Every year I try to keep the amount of  my top albums of the year to a random number. Because, to hell with conformity, right? So, here we are with PART 2 and starting with #22 and working our way backwards. And my wife makes a rare appearance as well. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

#22 – Roofied & Ripped Off AND Delta Thrash Ways by Molly Gene The One Whoaman Band
(from Delta Thrash)

#21 – Black Horse Canyon AND Me & Jeroboam & the Moon by The Longest Day Of The Year
(from Carapace)
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#20 – I’m A Full Grown Man AND I’m A Good Man by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
(from Under The Savage Sky)

#19 – Leather Jacket AND Eastside Party by Thunderbitch
(from Thunderbitch)

#18 – All Across This Land AND Nights Were Made For Love by Blitzen Trapper
(from All Across This Land)

#17 – Daddy Was A Liar  AND  You Shouldn’t Worry by Brent Best
(from Your Dog, Champ)

#16 – Jimmy and Bob and Jack AND Sentimental In The Morning by Edward David Anderson
(from Lower Alabama -The Loxley Sessions)

#15 – S.O.B. AND Look It Here by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
(from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats)

#14 – The Opening Act Of Spring AND Silent Key by Frank Turner
(from Positive Songs For Negative People)

#13 – The Wrong Year AND Mistral by The Decemberists
(from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World)

#12 – Young Outlaws AND Can’t You Hear Them Howl? by Lucero
(from All A Man Should Do)

#11 – Shoegaze AND The Greatest by Alabama Shakes
(from Sound And Color)

#10 – Wolves AND Who Needs a Song by American Aquarium
(from Wolves)

#09 – Jezebellion AND Dorothy Gale by The Bloody Jug Band
(from Rope Burn)

#08 – East Of West AND Morning Birds by The End Men
(from Terms and Conditions)

#07 – My Cousin Greg AND 15 Years by Houndmouth
(from Little Neon Limelight)

#06– Run Like Hell AND The Wildness by Joey Kneiser
(from The Wildness)
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#05– Rattler’s Revival AND In The Belly Of a Whale by The Toadies
(from Heretics)

#04 – Mystery Man AND Jacked Cadillac by Hail Dale
(from Honkey Kong)
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#03 – Madhouse Promenade AND True Believers by Have Gun, Will Travel
(from Science From An Easy Chair)

#02 – Sad Baptist Rain AND High On Tulsa Heat by John Moreland
(from High On Tulsa Heat)

#01 – Walter AND 9 To 5 by The Yawpers
(from American Man)



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Episode 266 – 7 Years And Running

Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 7 years. That is around 5 times longer than the typical life expectancy of a site that’s run and operated by one guy. It has opened many creative outlets for me, and has connected me with some amazing people. Some of which I’m even lucky enough to call “friend”. From the simple beginnings of the infancy of podcasting, which still had the air of “pirate radio online”, to the now “sophisticated” outlet of celebrities. There’s one thing that makes it worth while. The listeners. YOU. While I’m neither a music pirate nor a celebrity (by any stretch of the imagination), you make me feel important. You make me feel like I’m contributing something to someone, somewhere. Even if it is only for an hour every week. But that feeling that you guys give me, is what keeps this train a-rollin’. With that being said, there’s not really anything special about this episode. I’m horrible at planning these anniversary episodes. But it is full of some GREAT music that I think you’ll dig. I have a bit of a rant (which I know some of you enjoy listening to me bitch about things), and I introduce something that might help you and I connect better with other listeners. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

– Delta Thrash Ways AND My Bumble Bee by Molly Gene The One Whoaman Band
(from Delta Thrash)

– Believer AND 100 Proof by Brutal Jooks
(from Believer)

– All She Can Say AND Outskirts (Buried In the Sound) by American Scarecrows
(from Yesteryear)

– East Of West AND Cold Black Pitch by The End Men
(from Terms And Conditions)

– Love In Minor Key AND  Skeletons by The Whistles & The Bells
(from The Whistles & The Bells)

– Give it Time AND Guadalajara by Old 97’s
(from Most Messed Up)

Mini-Mix submitted by Scott Carmichael

1 – Replacement Man by Dan Sartain
(from Join Dan Sartain)

2 – Parted Ways By Heartless Bastards
(from Arrow)

3 –Promised Land by Harry Dean Stanton
(from Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction)
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Episode 262 – Digital Mailbag

I actually recorded this episode last week, but some technical problems with my mp3 host prevented me from getting this online. So, better late than never! This is a DIGITAL mailbag episode. Typically I’ll open press packages that I receive in physical form, and play a couple of tracks that I haven’t even heard yet. This is the same concept, only these are MP3’s and WAV files that I received instead.  Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

– Bad Habits AND Burnin’ Both Ends by Doug Balmain
(from Burnin’ Both Ends)

– Live Wire AND Me & Jeroboam & The Moon by The Longest Day Of The Year
(from Carapace)IMG_5896
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– Til I Do It Again AND Guitar Or A Gun by Will Hoge
(from Small Town Dreams)

– Defining Deviance Down AND Morning Birds by The End Men
(from Terms And Conditions)

– Sagres AND Darkness Of The Dream by The Tallest Man On Earth
(from Dark Bird Is Home)

– Texas Funeral AND Waitress by Hop Along
(from Painted Shut)
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Mini-Mix submitted by Matt Irwin

1 – The Galway Girl by Steve Earle
(from Transcendental Blues)

2 – I Give Up (The Puppy Song) by I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House
(from Mayberry)

3 – American Static by Micah Schnabel
(from When The Stage Lights Go Dim)
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Episode 227 – Wanna Hear Some BS?

In this episode, beware, I go into a rant that has some adult language. But it’s only briefly. It shouldn’t distract you from all the great music in today’s show. Enjoy!

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– California AND Into The Wind by Chris Stalcup & The Grange
(from Dixie Electric Company)
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– Light Of Day AND My Grey Suit by Nick Dittmeier
(from Light Of Day)

– The Wolves AND Whiskey Rain by The End Men
(from Odds & Ends)

– Let It Out AND Trask by Black Prairie
(from Fortune)

– Power Of My Love AND Lazaretto by Jack White
(from The World’s Fastest Record)

– Love And All That AND Boogie Man by Jane Rose & The Deadend Boys
(from Damaged Goods)

Mini-Mix Submitted by Scott Emmons

1 – Can’t You See by The Marshall Tucker Band
(from The Marshall Tucker Band)

2 – Bounty Hunter by Molly Hatchet
(from Molly Hatchet)

3 – Train, Train by Blackfoot
(from Strikes)


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Americana Rock Mix Review: The End Men – “Odds & Ends”

Odds & Ends CoverI first head The End Men from our friend and proprietor of PopaTunes.Blogspot.com, David Horton. He sent me their album “Play With Your Toys” and I was instantly hooked. The gritty voice, the grungy-almost-percussive guitar sound, and a solid drummer. I’ve compared them, in the past, to The White Stripes. I’m sure that comparison is overly played out, and so I’ll refrain. But the obvious comparison is there. I’m not sure where I’m going with this, so I’ll digress…

The End Men’s newest album doesn’t come out until May, and I was going to hold this review until a closer time to the release, but I can’t hold back on playing a couple of tracks in this week’s episode on Thursday.

On the latest album, Odds & Ends, the duo experiments with their sound a bit more with the help of extra musicians. Collaborations that emphasize the diversity that makes up The End Men’s defining sound…

Defining sound? That’s a wrong choice of words. It’s hard to define their sound. But yet there is a sound that is unexampled to anyone but them. That’s it. The End Men’s music is, even though based on already defined sounds, a previously unexampled sound.

The album almost comes off as a well produced jam session. The collaborations seem almost free flowing and structured at it’s base. Almost like an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. The stage is set for the players, but what comes out is unscripted.

I have to give credit where it’s due, though. They have expanded past the sound of guitar and drums. They heavily utilize their fellow conspirators of sound. There is a spotlight on the fact that the duo’s stage is being shared as opposed to just being accompanied.

Normally when a band releases albums a year-or-so apart, the music doesn’t change much. The albums are practically an extension of each other. BUT, in such a short period of time since their last release, The End Men have advanced their *ahem* unexampled sound, making sure that they can’t be placed in a box and labeled.

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