Sunday, April 17, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 16 APRIL 2011

Innovative singer/songwriter/musician Merrill Garbus, better known as tUnE-yArDs, is a one-person onslaught of vocals, samples, loops, clashing instruments, old home recordings, often informed by African, punk and contemporary influences. Her new effort, w h o k i l l, on 4Ad, just may be the most creative and explosive and fun records to come out so far this year. It's a masterful record by the young Montreal expat (now in Oakland).

Nothing But Heart/ LOW (’11, C’mon)*

Ashes of American Flags/ WILCO (’09, Ashes of American Flags)

Friction/ TELEVISION (’77, Marquee Moon)

Hot Head/ CAPTAIN BEEFHEART (’80, Doc at the Radar Station)

16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six/ TOM WAITS (’88, Big Time)

A Shot in the Dark/ JOHN ZORN (’89, Naked City)

Confection/ THE NELS CLINE SINGERS (’07, Draw Breath)

Sugar Kane/ SONIC YOUTH (’92, Dirty)

TV Eye/ THE STOOGES (’70, Funhouse)

Devil Doll/ X (’83, More Fun in the New World)

Ghost on the Highway/ THE GUN CLUB (’81, Fire of Love)

Definitely Clean/ THE DREAM SYNDICATE (’82, The Days of Wine and Roses)

I’m Waiting For the Man/ THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (’67, The Velvet Underground & Nico)

Back Slider/ JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION (’93, Extra Width)

Shakin’ All Over/ JOHNNY KID & THE PIRATES (’60)

City of Refuge/ NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (’88, Tender Prey)

When My Baby Comes/ GRINDERMAN (’10, Grinderman 2)

Comfy in Nautica/ PANDA BEAR (’07, Person Pitch)

Heavy Stones/ CHAD VANGAALEN (’11, Diaper Island)*

Gangsta/ tUnE-yArDs (’11, w h o k i l l)*

Hoy supe que viajas/ JUANA MOLINA (’10, Tradi-Mods vs Rockers)

Hear the Grinder Creak/ FAUN FABLES (’10, Light of a Vaster Dark)

Surrender/ OLOF ARNALDS (w/ Bjork) (’10, Innundir Skinni)

The Last Living Rose/ PJ HARVEY (’11, Let England Shake)*

Waiting in the Rain/ KENDRA SMITH (’91, The Guild of Temporal Adventures)

Belle/ AL GREEN (’77, The Belle Album)

*new or recent release

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