Roky Erickson died on May 31, 2019, at age 71. He blended psychedelia with garage rock and influenced a wide swath of musicians while dealing with mental health issues. Jim & Patrick pay tribute.
Patrick’s been digging some new world music from Canada’s Le Winston Band and Kongo Dia Ntotila of the UK.
What’s Jim been digging? New music from Pittsburgh post-punkers the Gotobeds and L.A. indie rockers Bleached, plus a song based on an Edgar Allan Poe poem by singer Tristen.
Make “Exile on Main Street,” a classic double album by the Rolling Stones, into a single album? Can it be done? Jim & Patrick give it a try.
Would the Beatles’ double White Album have been better as a single album? Jim & Patrick give it a go.
Listeners Paul Trap and Nola Zac talk about music new (Masked Intruder, Claypool Lennon Delirium) and old (Tom Waits).
It’s Guest Star time! Barret Ries of Pittsburgh joins via Skype. As a patron of the pod, he picks the topic: Perfect albums that you must listen to in order, start to finish. Featuring U2, Ween, Prince, R.E.M. and The Stooges.
Let’s visit Patrick’s Book Nook (now with its own theme music!). He discusses “Spacemen 3 and the Birth of Spiritualized” by Erik Morse, “Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands” by Will Carruthers and “The Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division” by Jon Savage.
Randall Brown (of Knoxville TN band Quartjar, which provides our theme music) helps us out by interviewing author and cultural geographer Tyler Sonnichsen about his new book “Capitals of Punk: DC, Paris, and Circulation in the Urban Underground.”
We talk with Adam Coop via Skype about a super cool Raconteurs show he got to attend at Third Man Records in Nashville.