I am sitting in Dulles International Airport. A long day of travel and traffic ahead. Last night, I was at the Evens show at Fort Reno in Washington DC. What a show! I have not slept much in the last few days. I’ll even out before show time though. I know you’re already looking past this writing to see what we have on for you. As you can see, it’s another great one.
Our first hour contains some real gems. First off, we will start and end the hour with basically the same song. As you know, Iggy’s tremendous album The Idiot was a collaboration with David Bowie. Apparently Bowie had been demoing the song Sister Midnight for his own use. Bowie did end up using the music with different lyrics on a song called Red Money on the Lodger album. I know you know this stuff. In the middle of this Iggy/Bowie sandwich contains some excellent music. Check this compilation album To What Strange Place. This is a fantastic compilation on the Tompkins Square label. Here’s a website to learn more about this collection:
This one is not to be missed.
More Tinariwen, in response to your letters. Tom Waits covering the Ramones, Ramones covering Waits, an LP only Fall track and after Melt-Banana, the Bowie track.
The second hour is another stack of hot tracks. If you notice, we will again be playing two Boris tracks. Boris are not only a great band, their releases keep you on your toes. There is yet another new Boris album called New Album. It contains different versions of songs that appear on the two new albums on Sargent House. Apparently, the CD and the LP have different mixes as well and there’s only 700 of the LP being released so you better get on that if you want to score. I sent off for mine weeks ago and am still waiting. We do have the CD version though and so tonight, we will play two versions of the Boris song Hope. Check the below track listing to see exactly what we’re doing.
Ty Segall first time on the show solo, first time for Amen Dunes and Kinski as well. Prince Rama? Never knew this music existed until I was sent this in the mail. Interesting, so we’re rocking a track from it tonight. This second hour is going to be a good trip.
Oh! Shameless Plug Dept.: On Tuesday, we will be announcing the pre-sale of my new book called Occupants. We will be getting them before the stores do and worked it out with the publisher so we can get them out there asap. This is the book I have been telling you about, the photo/essay book that took me eight years to complete. If you go to HenryRollins.com, you will see the announcement on our store page. Also on Sunday, I will write about it on my Dispatch page on the site. On Tuesday we release the presale thing. It will be on my site and I will also tweet the address at noonish on Tuesday. I will be signing a limited number of these when they arrive in mid September.
You’ve Been Warned Dept.: Next week is KCRW’s fund drive. I have been working hard, writing up a bunch of crazy things to read for my show. Engineer X and I have even gone into the studio to do stuff for this. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!!
I hope you get a chance to check out the show tonight. Dig the tunes and STAY FANATIC!!!
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01. Iggy Pop - Sister Midnight / The Idiot
02. Roxy Music - Editions of You / For Your Pleasure
03. Brian Eno - Burning Airlines Give You So Much More / Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
04. The Evens - Pushed Against The Wall / Get Evens
05. Lale & Nerkis Hanoum - Idim Yarim Bachesine / To What Strange Place
06. Procedure Club - Let Us Leave The Town / It's Only Fair
07. Tinariwen - Imidiwan Win Sahara / Tassili
08. Thin Lizzy - Just the Two of Us / Vagaboys, Kings, Warriors, Angels
09. Tom Waits - The Return Of Jackie And Judy / Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
10. Rites Of Spring - Hain's Point / Rites Of Spring
11. The Ramones - I Don't Want To Grow Up / Adios Amigos!
12. The Fall - Get a Summer Song Goin' / Our Future Your Clutter LP
13. Melt-Banana - Contortion Out of Confusion / Scratch or Stitch
14. David Bowie - Red Money / Lodger
15. Boris – Hope / Attention Please
16. Ty Segall - It #1 / Lemons
17. Amen Dunes - Swim Up Behind Me / Through Donkey Jaw
18. Laurie Anderson - The Puppet Motel / Bright Red
19. Weird War - I Live In A Dream / Weird War
20. Kindest Lines - Dark Dream / Covered In Dust
21. Kinski - Punching Goodbye Out Front / Down Below It's Chaos
22. Kit - Star Sign / Broken Voyage
23. Killing Joke – Primitive / Killing Joke
24. Jaguar Love - Antoine And Birdskull / Take Me To The Sea
25. Prince Rama - Trust Now / Rest In Peace
26. Kourosh Yaghmaei - Del Dareh Pir Misheh / Back From The Brink27. Boris – Hope / New Album