Sunday, July 15, 2012

BW's PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 14 JULY 2012

Artist, musician and songwriter Sonny Smith has just released a new recording, Longtime Companion, with his "band" The Sunsets. But since Sonny And The Sunsets are an ever-revolving group of musicians, this album possesses '60s country-psychedelia combined with garage pop. The result? Longtime Companion, released on Polyvinyl Records, just may be one of the best recordings released this year! Inspired, for a lack of a better word, by the ending of his 10-year marriage, these songs are far from self-pitying, and Smith has the charm of contemporary Stephen Merritt. Great stuff.
Diamond Head/ THE VENTURES (’65)
Pipeline/ JOHNNY THUNDERS (’78, So Alone)
Odalisque/ IMPALA (’94, El Rancho Reverbo)
New Siberia/ LOS STRAITJACKETS (’12, Jet Set)*
Surfin’ Bird/ THE RAMONES (’77, Rocket to Russia)
I Want Candy/ THE STRANGELOVES (’65)
Aqui en mi nube/ SONIA (’66, ’11 collection, Chicas! Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974)
Ye Ye/ EIKO SHURI (’67, ’09 collection, Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70)
Je T’aime Moi Non Plus/ SERGE GAINSBOURG (’69)
Mae Kha Som Tam/ ONUMA SINGSIRI (’10 collection, The Sounds of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz And Molam From Thailand 1964-1975)

Rock N Roll Girl/ THE BEAT (’79, self titled)
Nickels and Dimes/ THE PLIMSOULS (’81, self titled)
The Beat/ ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (’78, Live at the El Macombo)
Bedroom Eyes/ DUM DUM GIRLS (’11, Only in Dreams)
Kid/ PRETENDERS ( ’79, self titled)
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)/ EDISON LIGHTHOUSE (’70)
No One Like You/ BEST COAST (’12, The Only Place)*

I’m Waiting For the Day/ BEACH BOYS (’66, Pet Sounds)
Our Love Will Change the World/ OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY (’04, Our Love Will Change the World)
Mad Love/ BELLES WILL RING (’12, self titled EP)*
Class Clown Spots a UFO/ GUIDED BY VOICES (’12, Class Clown Spots A UFO)*
Simple Song/ THE SHINS (’12, Port of Morrow)
Life With Grace/ SUPER700 (’12, Under the No Sky)*
Sweetness in Her Spark/ LIGHTSHIPS (’12, Electric Cables)*
Pretend You Love Me/ SONNY AND THE SUNSETS (’12, Longtime Companion)*
Suffering Jukebox/ SILVER JEWS (’08, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea)
Walking Through the Park/ BRONWYNNE BRENT (’11, Deep Black Water)

Out of Sight/ SHANNON STEPHENS (’12, Pull It Together)*
Autumn Sweater/ YO LA TENGO (’97, I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One)

Passenger/ EMILY WELLS (’12, Mama)*

*new or recent release

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