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Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:01:00 +0000

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Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:01:00 +0000

The Latest Episode of the Yank Sizzler Podcast is #33.
Download the MP3
Give it a Listen Using the Handy Player to the Left.

Below you'll find the latest blog entries about cool new records, shows or whatever is floating my boat. And of course the play lists to each episode of the podcast are below. 

Holy Crap! Its Finally Episode 33 of The Yank Sizzler Podcast

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 21:59:00 +0000

DOWNLOAD EPISODE 33 MP3 HERE (160kbps 95mb) Thee Oh Sees - Ruby Go Home [2009]Album: Help [In The Red Records]Band Website - Buy It Here.The Dutchess & The Duke - When You Leave My Arms [2009]Album: Sunrise/Sunset [Hardly Art]Band Website - Buy It Here.Monta At Odds - Faith [2008]Album: Gringo [MontaMusic Records]Website - Buy Ithe HereA Place To Bury Strangers - Deadbeat [2009]Album: Exploding Head [Mute Records]Band Website - Buy It Here.Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home [2009]Album: Up From Below [Vagrant Records]Band Website - Buy It Here.The Presidents - Which Way [197x]Deluxe 7"Reissued: V/A - Crash Of Thunder (Rare Funk & Soul From The King Labels) [Vampi Soul]Buy It Here.Thomas Function - Belly of the Beast [2009]Album: In The Valley of Sickness [Fat Possum]Band Website - Buy It Here.The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Dethbridge in Lethbridge [2009]Album: Hometowns [Saddle Creek]Band Website - Buy It Here.Johnny Flynn - Tickle Me Pink [2008]Album: A Larum [Lost Highway Records]His Website - Buy It Here. The Kinetiks - Chemical Sunset [2009]Album: Science Is Magic [Self Released]Band Website - Buy It Here.Fuck Buttons - Space Mountain [2009]Album: Tarot Sport [ATP Records]Band Website - Buy It Here.Abner Jay - I'm So Depressed [19xx]Mississippi 7" [MR-038]Buy It Here.The Perils - Hate [1966]Velva 7" [7484]Reissued: V/A - Now Hear This! Garage & Beat From The Norman Petty VaultsBuy It Here.Ludus - (Pride Below The Navel) Vagina Gratitude [1982]John Peel Session (Recorded August 4th, 1982)No Commercial ReleaseBlack Randy & The Metrosquad - San Francisco [1979]Album: Pass The Dust, I Think I'm Bowie [Dangerhouse Records]Reissued by Vinyl Countdown RecordsBuy It Here.Lykke Li - After Laughter (Comes Tears) [2009]Rhino 7" Split with El Perro Del MarHer Website - Buy It HereBaby Neal & The Smart Brothers - I've Got a Funny Feeling [1966]Smart's Palace 7"Reissued: V/A - Eccletic Soul: Smart's Palace [Numero Group]Buy It Here.Sunset - Sunshine Hair [2009]Album: Gold Dissolves To Gray [Autobus Records]Band Website - Buy It Here.Mi & L'au - Bingo [2009]Album: Good Morning Jokers [Borne Records]Band Website - Buy It Here.Surf City - Headin' Inside [2008]EP: Surf City [Morr Music Records]Band Website - Buy It Here.Marvin - Noise Olympique [2009]MP3 Release: V/A - Tribute To John Peel Volume 8Download It Here. - Band Website.Human Highway - All Day [2008]Album: Moody Motorcycle [Suicide Squeeze Records]Band Website - Buy It Here.[...]

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VOTE in Dandelion Radio's Festive 50

Sun, 22 Nov 2009 18:40:00 +0000

Hey Everyone,

Its that time of year and the radio station I DJ for, Dandelion Radio, is holding their Festive 50 celebration. Stop by Dandelion Radio before December comes and vote for your 3 favorite tracks that came out in 2009. We'll tally the votes and the top 50 tunes get the countdown treatment and broadcast all to great fun and merriment.


Smart's Palace and Wichita's Shocker Soul!

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 04:54:00 +0000

My love of Chicago's Numero Group Label was fairly solidified before they went & found the secret Wichita, KS soul scene of the mid to late 60's. I live in Kansas and had never heard about the soul scene in Wichita until this release came out. It's a wonderful collection based around the Smart Brothers and the Neal Brothers and the Smart's Palace club and restaurant they ran and played in. There are some crazy good soul sides on this release, especially by Baby Neal & The Smart Brothers. The compilation also includes other related acts like Fred Williams & The Jewel Band & Theron & Darrell. The liner notes recount the Smart Brothers tearing up the club night after night, playing the sax behind their back, jumping from table to table and just plain belting out a lungful of soul.

Here's my 3 favorite cuts from Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace. They'll put you on the floor.

Baby Neal & The Smart Brothers - I've Got a Funny Feeling (1966)

Baby Neal & The Smart Brothers - I'm Not Ashamed (1965)

Fred Williams & The Jewels Band - Tell Her (1969)

Buy this amazing album over at the Numero Group. I recommend the 2LP.

One intensely moving old 78rpm.

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 22:24:00 +0000

Hey everyone,

So its been awhile since I uploaded anything. But forget that and listen to this. Mississippi Records and Canary Records just released a vinyl only compilation called String of Pearls: A Collection of International 78's. On it is an 1946 release by Shalom Katz entitled Eil Malei Rachmim. It's breathtakingly powerful. According to the liner notes, Shalom was a Holocaust survivor and had been slated for execution. While digging his own grave, he supposedly sang this song and it stirred the guards so much that they postponed his execution. He was able to survive the war beyond that and emigrated to the USA following the war.

I know old 78rpm Jewish folk tunes are not the rage these days, but you have to hear this.

Shalom Katz - Eil Malei Rachmim [1946]

The Scrotum Poles - Revelation EP

Mon, 04 May 2009 20:03:00 +0000

UPDATE: Smeg Pole from The Scrotum Poles has asked me to pull down a couple of these songs. I hope to continue sharing the rest and will update again in a few days.

The Scrotum Poles were a punk band from Dundee, Scotland and they had one real release, a 5 song EP called Revelation that came out in 1980 and its just about perfect.

Check it out here - [Closed Link] The Scrotum Poles - Revelation EP

1. Why Don't You Come Out Tonight?
2. Night Train
3. Pick The Cat's Eyes Out
4. Helicopter Honeymoon
5. Radio Tay

Its about as simple and wonderful as pop-punk can get at that time period.


Thomas Function make me happy.

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 03:21:00 +0000

Hey everyone,

I caught Alabama band, Thomas Function, the other night at the Replay Lounge here in Lawrence and had a blast. They have a relatively new 7" out on Fat Possum Records called Belly of the Beast. Its a wonderful little pop diddy that reminds me of older perfected Poster Children. Check it out.

They also just started a very long European tour and I'm sure they'd love you to come out to a show if you live on that side of the pond.

Thomas Function - Belly of the Beast (MP3)

It's Time for a Little Religion, or Hell, a Lotta Religion

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 05:09:00 +0000

I've completely fallen in love with older gospel from the post war period that more or less is categorized as sanctified blues and soul and this love stems entirely from discovering the gospel compilations on Mississippi Records. MR only does vinyl and is a current obsession of mine.

Now last year, they released the LP, Life Is a Problem and I flipped my lid over it. It was probably my favorite release of all last year.

And here's why -
The Crumb Brothers - Seat In the Kingdom [MP3]
(This song is unf__king-believable. The lead vocalist is a 10yr old boy named Sugar and he will devastate you)

Other stand outs on the LP included

Elder Charles Beck - Rock & Roll Sermon 1 & 2 [MP3]
Rev. Lonnie Farris - A Night in the House Of Prayer [MP3]
Tom Dutson - Lil' School Song [MP3]
and for a very limited 1st Pressing, MR included a 7" Bonus with the LP that was
George 'Bongo' Coleman - This Old World is in a Terrible Condition [MP3]

THEN THIS YEAR, MR put out a followup LP, Oh Graveyard, You Can't Hold Me Always. And it was just as mind-blowingly wonderful as the 1st LP. This music will make you feel unlike anything else.

Mosby Family Singers - Eternal Life [MP3]
Laura Rivers - That's Alright [MP3]
James Carter & The Mighty Stars - You Don't Know [MP3]
Silver Quintette - Sinner's Crossroads [MP3]

Even if you've never enjoyed gospel, please give this music a listen. It's so worth it and next week I'll upload that awesome face-melting grindcore I've been listening to.

Black Christmas for the holidays

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 15:37:00 +0000

Hey everybody,

Thought I'd pop on real quick at Xmas time with a treat for you.

Black Christmas
are a wonderful instrumental rock band from Lawrence, KS and they have a new album called "By Way of Decay" thats splendid in every genuine way. I recommend the warm sound of it on vinyl. Here's a cut from the A side for you entitled The Black Heva.

Black Christmas - The Black Heva (192 kbps MP3)

RIYL: Mogwai, GYBE, Bardo Pond.

Contact them to grab a copy before it's gone.

Black Christmas Myspace.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 32!

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 23:25:00 +0000

Jimmy Murphy - We Live a Long, Long Time [1951]78rpm RCA VictorReissued: Sixteen Tons of Rock & RollBuy it Here.{{{Sunset}}} - Dear Friend (Falling Domino) [2008]Album: The Glowing CityBuy it Here.Negativland - Perfect Scrambled Eggs [1987]Compilation: Potatoes: Folk Songs From Ralph RecordsOut of Print.CPC Gangbangs - Teenage Crimewave [2007]Album: Mutilation NationBuy it Here.Anandji & Kalyanji Shah - Ganges a Go-Go [1999]Compiled and remixed by Dan the Automator & DJ Shadow Album: Bombay the Hard WayBuy it here.Alton Ellis & The Flames - Dance Crasher [1966]Treasure Isle 7"Reissued: Be True to Yourself: The Early YearsBuy it here.The Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal [2008]Album: S/TBuy it Here.Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause - Man in Love [2008]Album: The Rustic Contemporary Sounds of ...Buy it Here.The Crumb Brothers - Seat in the Kingdom [19??]Compilaton LP: Life is a ProblemBuy it Here.Portishead - Deep Water [2008]Album: ThirdBuy it Here.Abe Vigoda - Endless Sleeper [2008]Album: SkeletonBuy it Here.Fallen World - Color Coded System (Epsilon Remix) [2007]12" Epsilon/Maladroit "Dance Like You´re Spelling Gurdjieff"Buy it Here.Genghis Tron - Endless Teeth [2008]Album: Board Up the HouseBuy it here.The Evil - I'm Movin' On [1966]7" Norton Split w/ The MontellsBuy it Here.Santogold vs Diplo - The Guns of Brooklyn [2008]/ The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko (Diplo remix)Album: Top Ranking Santogold - A Diplo DubBuy it Here.Giant Sand - The Desperate Kingdom of Love [2008]Album: proVISIONSBuy it Here.The Wilders - Someone's Got To Pay [2008]Album: Someone's Got To PayBuy it Here.Dion McGregor - The Great Waltz Party [1964]Album: Dion McGregor Dreams AgainBuy it Here.Pissed Jeans - I'm Turning Now [2007]Album: Hope For MenBuy it Here.The French - Punk Rock's Going To Die [2003]Recorded July 3, 2003 John Peel SessionNo Commercial Release AvailableTom Dutson - Lil' School Song [195?]Compilation LP: Life is a ProblemBuy it Here.Alton Ellis & Eddy Perkins - We're Going Rollin' [196?]Reissued: Nuclear Weapon: Duke Reid The TrojanBuy it here.[...]

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Alton Ellis - RIP

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 08:13:00 +0000

Sad news.
Alton Ellis, the godfather of Rocksteady, passed away at the age of 70 in London over the weekend.

There's not a damn more splendid tune to dance and remember the man by.

Alton Ellis & Eddy Perkins -

We're Going Rollin' (MP3)

Rocking Czechs with Milos Forman.

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 01:07:00 +0000

So I watched Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde) the other night. It's Milos Forman's breakout Czech film before he graced our shores here in the US. The film was genuine and nice, but what I couldn't get out of my head was the opening song played live acoustically by a woman who wasn't even a character in the storyline. She just appears and pounds out this rocking tune on the guitar and then the story starts. I can't read Czech, but I think that Evžen Illín wrote the song. If you know, let me in on it.

I ripped this MP3 straight from the DVD.

Evžen Illín - Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde) [MP3]

The Yank Sizzler Episode 31

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 17:42:00 +0000

Well I'm finally off me duff and have another episode out in addition to the Tom Waits themed episode that I just finished as well. There is unabashedly cool new stuff from High Places, Vivian Girls, The Black Angels and Ad Astra Per Aspera.Remember, Pandas will reproduce more often if they know you are listening to the Yank Sizzler Podcast. Download The Yank Sizzler Podcast 031 HERE.The Songlist : Crystal Castles - Xxzxcuzx Me [2008]Album: S/TBuy the Album Here.The Black Angels - Doves [2008]Album: Directions To See A Ghost Buy the Album Here.Sonic Chicken 4 - Sexiest [2007]Album: S/TBuy the Album Here.Taken By Trees - Hours Pass Like Centuries [2007]Album: Open FieldBuy the Album Here.Dark Meat - Freedom Ritual [2006]Album: Universal IndiansBuy the Album Here.Vinicio Capossela - Il Ballo di San Vito [2003]Album: L' Indispensabile: Best of Vinicio CaposselaBuy the Album Here.Mammoth Life - To Suffer For Passion [2007]Album: Kaleidoscopic Art PopBuy the Album Here.High Places - Sandy Feat (7" Version) [2007]S/T 7" (Out of Print)Buy the MP3 here.Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - Old Skool's Getting Old [2007]Compilation: KJHK Farm Fresh Sounds (Winter 2007)Out of Print.But you can download the whole album here. Sister Nancy - Gwan A School [1982]Album: One Two (Out of Print)Buy the MP3 Album Here.Blind Willie Johnson - Mother's Children Have a Hard Time [1927]78 RPMDownload the free MP3 here.Isobel Campbell - Loving Hannah [2006]Album: Milk White SheetsBuy the Album Here.Belle & Sebastian - Nothing In the Silence (John Peel Session) [2001]John Peel Session May 11, 2001.Never Officially Released.Blood On the Wall - Junkeee...Julieee [2008]Album: LiferzBuy the Album Here.A Place To Bury Strangers - Missing You [2007]Album: S/TBuy the Album Here.Ad Astra Per Aspera - Danger Bird Blues [2008]Love Garden Records 7"Buy the 7" Here.King Khan & The Shrines - Torture - [2008]Album: The Supreme Genius of...Buy the Album Here.Vivian Girls - All of The Time [2008]Album: S/TOut of Print - But In The Red will be re-releasing it in the fall.Harry Feinberg - It All Depends On You [2000]Short Film: A Portrait of Harry (Dir. Thomas Trail)DVD: The Best of Resfest Vol. 1Buy the DVD Here.[...]

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Podcast Special on Tom Waits

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 00:59:00 +0000

I was incredibly lucky and got to finally see Tom Waits play last week. I took in two shows. The first in Tulsa at the Brady Theatre and the second at the majestic Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Marvelous times and the experience inspired me to do a full episode dedicated to the man himself. Check it out as we hear his best studio recordings, live concerts and radio sessions. I hope you enjoy this treasure of a man as much as I do.Photo by Anton Corbijn. Download the MP3 PODCAST HERE.Tom Waits - Nirvana (Charles Bukowski) [2006]Album: Orphans Boxset Buy it Here.Tom Waits - Yesterday is Here [1987]Album: Frank's Wild YearsBuy it Here.Tom Waits - San Diego Serenade (Live 1976)Recorded Dec. 14, 1976 for Vin Scelsa's Radio Show Idiot's Delight on WNEW FM NYCNot Available CommerciallyTom Waits - Tom Traubert's Blues / Waltzing Matilda (Live 1979)Recorded May 2, 1979 State Theatre, Sydney, AustraliaNot Available CommerciallyTom Waits - What Keeps Mankind Alive? [1985]Compilation: Lost in the Stars - A Tribute to Kurt WeillRe-released: Orphans BoxsetBuy it Here.Tom Waits - Midtown (instrumental) [1985]Album: Rain DogsBuy it Here.Tom Waits - Goin Out West [1992]Album: Bone MachineBuy it Here.Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones [1983]Album: SwordfishtrombonesBuy it Here.Allen Ginsburg & Tom Waits - America / Closing Time [1996]Unofficial Release.Get it here.Tom Waits - Just the Right Bullets [1993]        - Black Box Theme         - That's the Way (Words by William S. Burroughs)Album: Black RiderBuy it Here.Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus (Live 1999)                  - Tango Till They're Sore                  - In the Colosseum        - The Heart of Saturday Night Recorded July 24, 1999 Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy.Not Available Commercially.Tom Waits - Innocent When You Dream (78) [1987]Album: Frank's Wild YearsBuy it Here.Tom Waits - I Don't Wanna Grow Up [1992]Album: Bone MachineBuy it Here.Tom Waits - Children's Story (from Georg Buchner's Woyzeck) [2006]Album: Orphans BoxsetBuy it Here. [...]

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Mammoth Life's pop gem.

Sun, 22 Jun 2008 19:14:00 +0000

The Lawrence based band Mammoth Life self-released their debut Kaleidoscopic Art Pop back around Christmas time. Since then I've been listening to it relentlessly. Please give this a listen and then do yourself a favor and go out and get the album on iTunes or at CD Baby or better yet, get your local record store to order it for you. Its a spectacular piece of pop masterwork.

Their Myspace.

Mammoth Life - To Suffer For Passion

Ad Astra Per Aspera NEW 7"

Wed, 18 Jun 2008 01:29:00 +0000

One of my favorite local acts, Ad Astra Per Aspera, has just released a new 7" on Love Garden Records. Its A-side is Danger Bird Blues and the flip is Rrrip-It-Up. Both tracks are absolutely tremendous. (Bet you thought I'd use the word "amazing")

I wish I could share with you a MP3, but I want you guys to buy this awesome little number. There is a digital copy with every vinyl copy too.

But you want to hear the music right now. So go over to AAPA's Myspace and listen to it.

And finally, you're asking "Who's Love Garden Records?"

Well hotshot, they are the local record store in downtown Lawrence, KS. That's right. The record store is the label. How tasty is that.

Thanks to Amanda for telling me about it.

The Embarrassment BACK IN PRINT!

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 22:53:00 +0000

Everyone rejoice! The Embarrassment anthology "Heyday" is back in print after being unavailable for far too long. Its back on its original label, Bar None Records.

Order it here from Insound or better yet, tell your local independent record store to get you a copy.

Kid Koala live at the Knitting Factory 2003

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 18:33:00 +0000

So its a slow Monday and I was going through a stack of ol' bootlegs and I started listening to Kid Koala live in 2003 at the Knitting Factory and it made my day. I'm in a really great mood now all b/c Koala. I have talked before about how distinctly unique Eric San, ie Kid Koala, is. Watching him live is a remarkable time. I can't recommend it enough.

This is Downward Spiral recorded live March 29, 2003 at the Knitting Factory. (MP3)

Its a bootleg, but LastFM hosts the bootleg for sale here. I assume Koala gets the profits. right?


Thu, 05 Jun 2008 16:52:00 +0000

It is very sad news that Bo Diddley has past away. He was an absolute treasure of a musician and without him music would be completely different.
My absolute favorite Diddley track

- We're Gonna Get Married (1966)

It'll get you dancing like nothing else. It's only downside is that you should hesitate before putting it on that mixtape you're giving to the cute girl you like at the coffee shop. She'll think you're moving a little too fast perhaps.

So I finally sobered up.

Sat, 12 Apr 2008 04:01:00 +0000

Its been four days now and the fact that KU (my alma mater and where I still live here in Lawrence, KS) won the NCAA Basketball Championship over not just Memphis, but North Carolina as well is all but a dream still. It was & will be the best basketball I've ever witnessed for my life, I guarantee it. I ended up standing on a bar being sprayed by the bartender and his tonic water gun. I screamed myself mute. Along with 40,000 fans, I descended upon downtown Lawrence and felt a since of community that pro-sports can never really attain.

That's all. Just thought I'd mention how happy I've been this week.

Rock Chalk!

PS - the photo is of downtown Lawrence after the win.

The Kinetiks

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 03:49:00 +0000

The Kinetiks are an awesome four piece band from here in Lawrence, KS that my friend Sara introduced to me. They put a 5 song EP out last year called Music History. Its easily got some of the best album art that came out last year and those tasty tangy tunes to match.

This song is my favorite - Bully (MP3)

Grab their album for a mere 5 clams. Just contact em via their Myspace site.


Bigger than my Britches

Fri, 21 Mar 2008 05:05:00 +0000

The 'ol Yank Sizzler is expanding. Starting in April, in addition to this podcast, I will be doing The Yank Sizzler on Dandelion Radio out of London. I've been given the honor to join the wonderful staff of this superb station. My first month's show will be a one-hour run, but after that, I should start a regular two hour program every month.

And on a smaller scale, the old hometown folks of Dodge City, KS will be able to hear a 1 hour Yank Sizzler show every week on KONQ 91.9 FM several different times throughout the week.

10 Minutes in a Dildo Fight with your Dad

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 00:06:00 +0000

So back in 2004 the tiny & apparently now dead Catastrophic Records put out 2 10" EPs by 10 Minutes With My Dad. They were a two piece performance art band that rocked out an superbly raunchy 10-15 minute set in the London area. They became the talk of town with their dildo waving shenanigans and then they abruptly disappeared. The records are long out of print and the last few times I tried to correspond with the label I never got any response.

I only have a copy of one of the S/T EPs and would love to find the other.

If your party lacks some dysfunctional pizazz try throwing this on the ol' music box. By the time they sing about fucking their father you'll have twenty people asking you who the hell they are.

10 Minutes with My Dad - 10" S/T EP (2004 - Catastrophic)

1. Heavy Metal Parking Lot
2. Party with the Devil
3. Rock On Sister Child
4. Yesterday I Died

The Goats Have It

Sun, 09 Mar 2008 19:09:00 +0000


Everyone should head over to the Goatlab website and grab all the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious live DJ sets that got posted from Parasite's 30th birthday blowout. And of course pay special attention to my favorite, Pisstank. Other DJ sets include Exillon, Ironside, The Doubtful Guest & Stivs.

Take care Cadets.

Four Jacks & a Jill - Awesome pop from 1960's South Africa

Sat, 08 Mar 2008 23:41:00 +0000

Quite awhile ago I found the song "Master Jack" over at Little Hits. It blew me away and made me happy. I went out immediately and tracked down the LP it came from, an out-of-print gem itself called Master Jack by Four Jacks & a Jill. They were a white South African pop group who performed from the mid to late sixties. The five piece group had the stunning Glenys Lynne, aka "Jill",  at the helm vocally and I have to say that I've developed somewhat of a crush on her. She was so cute in 1968.

Anyway, since there is no reason to believe this album will be reissued anytime soon, its time to share.

Four Jacks & a Jill - Master Jack [1968] (ZIP File 320kbps MP3)

01. Master Nico                     
02. Timothy                              
03. Sunny Side of Somewhere
04. Penny Paper
05. Hamba Liliwam
06. I Looked Back
07. Master Jack
08. Fifi the Flea
09. Bobby Blows a Blue Note
10. Lonely Desert Boy
11. La La Song

This Is My Condition

Fri, 07 Mar 2008 22:22:00 +0000

Craig Comstock is a one man army of sound. Imagine David Yow of the Jesus Lizard playing everything in the band live and singing as well.

Craig goes by the moniker of This Is My Condition. And as someone in Kansas City once said, in a perfect world, Craig would be a superstar for what he creates.

I am the very proud owner of his LP Cut Loose and can't recommend it enough if you desire a tad bit of mayhem and destruction in your evening. And never pass up the opportunity to see him live. He's a machine possessed.

From Cut Loose -

My Blood (Vinyl Rip - MP3 320 kbps)

175 (Vinyl Rip - MP3 320 kbps)

TIMC on Myspace
TIMC on the Web

The Yank Sizzler 30!

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 05:06:00 +0000

I am resurrected. The Yank Sizzler shall not "podfade" & you may spread that word as truth. I finally got a new episode done. It's chock full of amazing music so give it a try in its handy carryall MP3 style. Listen to it on a long walk, or while preparing a yummy dish for dinner, or maybe while lusting over your neighbors wife. All aplications apply. PS - I got to meet Kid Koala and he's the nicest of fellas. Signed this here postcard for me. Download it here - The Yank Sizzler 30 (MP3)The Playlist - Mac Group - Liverpool [19??]Compilation: The Dakar Sound Vol. 2Buy It Here.Jeffrey Lewis - I Ain't Thick It's Just A Trick [2007]Album: 12 Crass SongsBuy It Here.Pylon - Precaution [1980]Album: Gyrate...Plus!Buy it here.Modeselektor - Happy Birthday [2007]Album: Happy BirthdayBuy It Here.El Perro Del Mar - Glory to the World [2008]Album: From The Valley To The StarsBuy It Here.James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World [1966]King Records 7"Rereleased: All Time Greatest HitsBuy It Here.Elton Motello - Jet Boy Jet Girl [1977]7" Vogue SingleAlbum: Victim of Time [1980]Buy It Here.Springer & The Barons - Don't Play That Song [19??]Compilation: Vintage Spouge, Vol. 2Out of Print (But dl the song below)Kid Koala - Moon River (live)Recorded live March 29th, 2003 The Knitting Factory, NYC.No Commercial Release AvailableDJ Shadow / Cut Chemist - untitled hidden track [2007]Album: The Hard SellOriginal is Out of Print. But an "Encore" release can bought here.Ivor Cutler - Spreadeagled / Slut [1993]John Peel Session Nov. 16th, 1993.No Commercial Release Available.Thunderous Olympian - Web 2.0 [2007]Compilation: KJHK Farm Fresh Sounds Winter 2007No Commercial Release Available.(But the whole album is for download below.)Thunderous Olympian MyspaceKrampfhaft - Secret Handshake [2008]Compilation: No Time To WasteFree Download Here.DaFruzler - People Want More Grindcore...[2008]Compilation: No Time To WasteFree Download Here.Mammoth Life - At Once [2007]Album: Kaleidoscopic Art PopBuy It Here.Their Myspace.Sons & Daughters - The Bell [2008]Album: This GiftBuy It Here.Wareika Hill Sounds - Joseph C [2007]Album: S/TBuy it here.Hank Williams - Ramblin' Man [1951]Album: The Best Of...Buy It Here.Moby Dick - The opening prose... [1948]Decca 10" Moby DickOut of Print[...]

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An unknown Bajan gem.

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 01:15:00 +0000

Over the holidays I got to travel through the Caribbean and went record shopping when I could. In Barbados, I discovered a style of music I was unfamiliar with, Spouge music. Its roots lie in Jamaican Ska and Trinidadian Calypso. I stumbled upon this cool compilation Vintage Spouge, Vol. 2.

The stand-out track is clearly by Springer & The Barons.

Springer & The Barons - Don't Play That Song.

Presumably the track was recorded sometime in the 1960's, but I couldn't find any date on the track. Does anyone know about Vol. 1 of Vintage Spouge?


I am back. And here is a treat.

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 04:01:00 +0000

Hi everyone,

I'll actually have a new episode up in a few days which is slightly crazy, but in the meantime I wanted to share the following free compilation of local tunes from here in Lawrence, KS. It's a continuation of the compilation series that my former radio station KJHK puts out every once an awhile. I'll also be playing several of these gems in future shows.

KJHK FM Presents

01. Thunderous Olympian - Web 2.0
02. Coat Party - Mental Condition
03. Boo & Boo Too - Black Buggy
04. Rusty Scott - Sovereign
05. Mammoth Life - To Suffer for Passion
06. Blue(ish) - Waitress 1
07. Five Defy - Stained Glass Window
08. Les Somniferes - East Berlin
09. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - Old Skool's Getting Old
10. DJ Spence - Statement of Intent
11. Transmittens - Boo and Sparklemittens
12. Soundquist - Glue Stick
13. Stik Figa - Absitively


Merry Christmas, but no presents for you.

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 07:29:00 +0000

Hey everyone,

Sorry about the lack of shows since October. I hate taking hiatus from the show but my recent job took all my spare time away. I was on the road up in Omaha (a wonderful city by the way) working on a Christmas feature film for next year. It was a blast, but it made me neglect the show. I'll be back after the new year, I promise. I really wanted to do a Xmas special podcast, but that too got canned.

Anyway, its Dec. 22nd. I always remember that date for its the birthday of great friend and its the day Joe Strummer left this good earth.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone. Take care and be safe.


Spread your clam!

Sun, 21 Oct 2007 20:51:00 +0000

While in Denver I found this nasty little LP of awesome rock instrumentals from the 50's and 60's called Loose Ends. Thought I'd share the abundance.

Loose Ends [Union Pacific Records 1972] (ZIP FILE)


Young John Watson - Space Guitar [1954]
Scotty Moore Trio - Have Guitar Will Travel [1958]
BB Cunningham Jr - Electrode [1958/59]
BB Cunningham Jr - Scratchin' [1958/59]
Eddie Skelton - Curly [1958/59]
The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle [1959]
The Virtues - Guitar in Orbit [1959]
The Vigilantes - Eclipse [1961]
Jerry Lee Lewis as The Hawk - In the Mood [1960]
The Vigilantes - Man in Space [1961]
The Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne [1959]
Duane Eddy - Caravan Pt. 1 [1961]
Duane Eddy - Caravan Pt. 2 [1961]
Ronnie & the Rainbows - Loose Ends [1960]
The Fendermen - Torture [1960]
The Fireballs - Good Soul [1961]

Enjoy cadets.

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The Yank Sizzler Episode 29

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 07:17:00 +0000

Finally, I can breath from under the recent workload and get my act together so that I can put out an awesome podcast, and what better day than Oct. 11th, Keep It Peel Day. This show really did come together marvelously. Please enjoy it or I'll be sad.Playlist - The Vigilantes - Man in Space [1961]LP Compilation: Loose EndsOut of PrintThe Black Lips - Step Right Up [2007]Album: Good Bad Not EvilBuy the album here.Maladroit - I Kill D's [2006]12" - Ketacore 002Buy the EP here.PJ Harvey - White Chalk [2007]Album: White ChalkBuy the album here.Bearsuit - Foxy Boxer [2007]Album: OH:IO Buy the album here.Simian Mobile Disco - Sleep Deprivation [2007]Album: Attack Decay Sustain ReleaseBuy the album here.Sibylle Baier - Tonight [1970-73]Album: Colour GreenBuy the album here.Wareika Hill Sounds - Coconut Head Special [2007]Album: S/TBuy the album here.Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - How Could I Be Such a Fool [1966]Album: Freak OutBuy the album here.Luis Russell & His Orchestra - The (New) Call of the Freaks [1929]Compilation: Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Vintage 78'sBuy the comp here.knifehandchop - cut from John Peel Session mix [2003]Recorded for John Peel Show. Broadcast March 25, 2003.No releases available.The Klaxons - Four Horsemen of 2012 [2007]Album: Myths of the Near FutureBuy the album here.The Particles - The Trumpet Song (live) [1982]JJJ FM Australia Radio SessionNo releases available, but you can download it below on this website.Waterfowl Habitat - Vegetable Mountain [2007]Their myspace.Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have to Leave It [2007]Album: Our Ill WillsBuy the album here.O.V. Wright - Everybody Knows (The River Song) [1965]Compilation: Down & Out: The Sad Soul of the Black SouthBuy the comp here.Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang [1981]Album: Penthouse and PavementBuy the album here.[...]

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The Particles - An awesome forgotten band from Sydney.

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 15:49:00 +0000

A while back I discovered The Particles, a devilishly twee pop band that recorded in Sydney during the late 70's and early 80's. One of their songs had been released on the compilation "Can't Stop It : Australian Post Punk '78-82" and I had to have more. It seemed there was merely one soul in all the universe that had a lead on the Particles' catalog of recordings. So with much thanks to the awesome Roger Griffin I would like to share the following MP3 recordings with you fine lot.

The band had 3 EP's.

"Colour In" [1980]
1. Driving Me
2. Apricot's Dream
3. Zigzag

"Advanced Colouring" [1981]
1. Truth About You
2. Bits of Wood
3. Remington Rand

"I Luv Trumpet" [1982]
1. The Trumpet Song
2. Dresses and Shoes
3. Observations

And they also recorded a superbly energetic live set for Triple JJJ Radio in Australia that is pompously beautiful and explodes beyond their twee sound and is a true gem of a session.

1982 The Wireless Studio 221, 2JJJ-FM.
1. introduction
2. Truth About You
3. Walking Talking
4. conversation
5. Bits of Wood
6. Remington Rand
7. The Trumpet Song

The Yank Sizzler Episode 28

Mon, 06 Aug 2007 09:42:00 +0000

A short but ever so sweet aural tonic.

John Zorn - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly [1987]
Album: Filmworks 1986-1990
Buy the album here.

Grinderman - Honey Bee [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy the album here.

Virgil Griffin & Rhythm Kings - Forgotten Lover
Compilation: Down & Out: The Sad Soul of the Black South
Buy the album here.

Vampire Weekend - A-Punk [2007]
7" Single
Buy it here.

The Who - The Ox [1965]
Album: My Generation
Buy the album here.

Deep Turtle - Toothpaste Tastebred [1994]
Recorded live John Peel Session Oct. 9th, 1994.
EP: The John Peel Sessions
EP is OOP.
But their other recordings are here.

Mono in VCF - Escape City Scrapers [2007]
Their Website.

The Particles - Apricot's Dream [1979]
EP: Colour In
Reissued: V-A: Can't Stop It (Australian Post Punk)
Buy the album here.

Pisstank - untitled demo recording [2007]
His myspace.

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Some awesome Tom Waits material

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 20:12:00 +0000

Being an avid Tom Waits fan, I cruise by the much updated Waits blog, The Eyeball Kid.

Recently there have been some fun video link posts.

The first is a superb animated music video for "In the Belly of Whale" created by Gal Shkedi of Israel. The piece is somewhat reminiscent of that M. Ward video but only in style. Simply gorgeous.

The second is what I wish the Travel channel was, instead of Las Vegas hype content. Its a bizarre fishing program with John Lurie and Tom Waits in Jamaica.

Courtesy of the Eyeball Kid blog.


ballboy live in Scotland 2002.

Mon, 16 Jul 2007 21:48:00 +0000

Hey everyone, I came across this Scottish radio session for ballboy and insist on sharing it.

It was recorded Nov. 14th, 2002, but I'm not sure what station broadcast it. It's not a BBC session as far as I can tell.

The session was all acoustic.

1. Nobody Really Knows Anything
2. interview
3. I Gave Up My Eyes To a Man Who Was Blind
4. Meet Me at the Shooting Range

Download the MP3 ZIP file here.

If anyone knows the station that carried, I would like to know.



The Yank Sizzler Podcast Episode 27

Tue, 03 Jul 2007 05:16:00 +0000

Well just about everyone is releasing an album right now, so let's see what they got? Brand new material from Arthur and Yu, Spoon, Gogol Bordello, and Chow Nasty. Plus more recent tracks from Battles, Melt Banana, Coat Party and much more.Dig in. I insist.Playlist:Chow Nasty - Ungawa [2007]Album: Super (Electrical) RecordingsBuy the album here.Arthur & Yu - Absurd Heroes Manifestos [2007]Album: In CameraBuy the album here.Black Lips - Dawn of the Age of Tomorrow [2004]Album: We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers GrowBuy the album here.Coat Party - Burn the House Down [2007]Demo RecordingTheir MyspaceBong Ra - Kick Out the Jams [2002]Recorded Feb. 21st, 2002, John Peel Session.12" Vinyl Release - Out of Print.Available for Download.BBC Info.Battles - Atlas [2007]Album: MirroredBuy the album here.Matt & Kim - Grand [2006]Album: S/TBuy the album here.The Screamers - The Beat Goes On [1977]Demo Recording.Available on many bootleg records.Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta [2007]Album: Super TarantaBuy the album here.Marion Black - Who Knows [1970]Re-released: Eccentric Soul - The Capsoul LabelBuy the album here.Spoon - The Underdog [2007]Album: Ga Ga Ga Ga GaBuy the album here.Melt Banana - Lock the Head [2007]Album: Bambi's DilemmaBuy the album here.Subway - Persuasion / Soundhack - B1 [2007]Album: V/A - Hot Chip Presents DJ KicksBuy the album here.Hot Chip - (Just Like We) Breakdown [live 2006]Recorded June 17th, 2006 Sonar Festival, Barcelona.No official releases.[...]

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The Yank Sizzler Episode 26

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:20:00 +0000

Dear everybody, I declare this episode christened by the gnomes of completion. Don't anger them by not listening to the best in golden era screen divas, gypsy punk, dubster punk, blues, African highlife, rock, and alternative. Cheers!The playlist - Diana Dors - So Little Time [1964]Fontana SingleRereleased: V-A: Morrissey: Under the InfluenceBuy it here.Gogol Bordello - Not A Crime [2005]Album: Gypsy PunksBuy it here.Basement 5 - Heavy Traffic [1980]Album: 1965-1980Buy it here.Katja Khudolej - Katja [2002]Compilation: Toxic Girls: Nightmare for (12) Unlucky BoystarsOut of PrintGrinderman - Love Bomb [2007]Album: S/TBuy it here.Alhaji K. Frimpong - Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu! [199?]Album: Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu!Out of PrintBut the great blog AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA is hosting the full album for download.The Shackeltons - Your Movement [2007]Album: Red AlbumBuy it here.Meanwhile, Back In Communist Russia - Blind Spot/Invisible BendRecorded live John Peel Session June 17th, 2001.No commercial release available.Blood on the Wall - I Feel Better Now [2004]Compilation: V - A: They Keep Me SmilingBuy it here.The Krunchies - Lost Confused [2006]Album: In de WinkelBuy it here.Cat-Iron - O, The Blood Done Signed My Name [1958]Album: Cat-Iron Sings Blues and Hymns  Buy it here.Suzanne Vega - Stay Awake [1988]Compilation: Stay AwakeBuy it here.[...]

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The Yank Sizzler Episode 25

Wed, 16 May 2007 14:56:00 +0000

Song List -Mudhoney - Hate the Police [1995]Recorded live Aug. 27th, 1995 Reading Festival.Broadcast John Peel show.Album: Here Comes Sickness - The Best of the BBCBuy the Album Here.Patrick Wolf - Overture [2007]Album: The Magic PositionBuy the Album Here.Johnny Fortune - Dragster [1964]Single: Sonet 7"Out of PrintGrindhouse Theme [2007]Album: Grindhouse Planet Terror OSTBuy the Album Here.Eddie Beram - Riot in Thunder Alley [1967]Rereleased: Death Proof OSTBuy the Album Here.Delta Spirit - Crippler King [2007]EP: I Think I've Found ItBuy the Album Here.Brakes - Porcupine Or Pineapple [2006]Album: The Beatific VisionsBuy the Album Here.Altered Images - Dead Pop Stars [1981]7" Single Epic RecordsRereleased: I Could've Been Happy: The Best of Altered ImagesBuy the Album Here.Lloyd's All-Stars - Dread Dub (It Dread Out Deh Version) [19??]Trojan SingleRereleased V-A Jonny Greenwood Is the ControllerBuy the Album Here.The Spook Lights - Teenage Maniac [2007]Compilation: KJHK Presents Farm Fresh SoundsAvailable for download here.Their Myspace Page.Otis Rush - Double Trouble [1958]Essential Collection: The Classic Cobra Recordings 1956-1958Buy the album here.Yo La Tengo - Rocket No. 9 [1997]7" Single MatadorOut of PrintSweet Emma & Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band - A Closer Walk with Thee [1964]Album: S/TBuy the album here. [...]

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The Yank Sizzler Episode 24

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 07:18:00 +0000

This episode was a lot of fun and I really love a lot of this music right now. No big spiel this week, but honestly these songs are amazing. Give em a listen, I think you'll agree.Christian Smith and John Selway - 15.5 [2000]12": Tronic 15.5Buy it here.Islands - Where There's a Will, There's a Whalebone [2006]Album: Return to the SeaBuy it here.The Arcade Fire - Bad Vibrations [2007]Album: Neon BibleBuy it here.Howard Armstrong, Carl Martin, & Ted Bogan - French Blues [1972]Album: The Barnyard DanceOut-of-Print.Used Copy For Sale.The Flirtations - Nothing But a Heartache [1969]7": Deram RecordsReissued Compilation: The Original Northern Soul SelectionBuy it here.Edelweiss - Sunday [1973]7": Top RecordsReissued: Compilation: Mr. Toytown Presents Obscure Psychedelic, Popsyke, & Soft-Pop 45s, 1969-1974Buy it here. Charlotte Dada - Don't Let Me Down [1971]Compilation: Money Be No SandOut-of-PrintThis website is offering it for download.Les Rross Orchestra - The Bad Lit Road [1970]Compilation: Money Be No SandOut-of-PrintThis website is offering it for download.Mark Mothersbaugh - Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op [2004]Album: The Life Aquatic OSTBuy it here.Peter, Bjorn & John - Start to Melt [2006]Album: Writer's BlockBuy it here.Boo & Boo Too - Couch on Fire [2006]Compilation: KJHK Presents Farm Fresh SoundsAvailable for download here.Their Myspace page.The Hot Snakes - Automatic Midnight [2004]Recorded John Peel Session Oct. 14, 20047" Swami RecordsBuy it here.Softee - Sugar Vendor [2007]Compilation: First BloodBuy it here.Softee on Myspace.Low Frequency in Stereo - 21 [2006]The Last Temptation of...Buy it here.Gruff Rhys - Lonesome Words [2007]Album: CandylionBuy it here.Big Bill - How You Want It Done? [19??]Okeh 78 RPMReissued: Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s 1926-1937Buy it here.Recording from The Conet Project - Shortwave Numbers StationAvailable at[...]

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All the MP3 files now up forever. FOREVER!

Mon, 26 Feb 2007 17:27:00 +0000

I've redone a little bit on the site today and now all the non-podcast MP3 & ZIP files I've been sharing are permanent. In the old system they expired after 30 days, but no more. If a file is down, get in touch and I'll fix the link. Later everyone and enjoy the music.


The Yank Sizzler Episode 23

Wed, 21 Feb 2007 06:22:00 +0000

Hey everyone. Finally back in action with an hour long masterpiece of a podcast. Brand new music from Blonde Redhead, The Shins, Black Diamond Heavies, The Shebangs and the Ssion. Plus classics from Maladroit, The Clash, The Chills, and more.Playlist - Ssion - Street Jizz [2006]Compilation: KJHK Presents Farm Fresh SoundsAvailable for download here.Blonde Redhead - 23 [2007]Album: 23 (To be released mid April on 4AD)Buy it here.The Cats - Swan Lake [1968]BRI 7" SingleRereleased: V-A: One Step Beyond (45 Classic Ska Hits)Buy it here.The Concretes - Lonely As Can Be [2004]Album: S/TBuy it here.The Chills - Part Past, Part Fiction [1988]John Peel Session Dec. 18th, 1988.No commercial release.Maladroit - Wiley's Lake of Dead Swans [2003]12": Shallow End of the Theme PoolBuy it here.The Black Diamond Heavies - Fever in My Blood [2007]Album: Every Damn TimeBuy it here.The Spread Eagles - Don't Be a Drag [2006]7" Erratic Records Buy it here.The Shebangs - Maybe Yes, Maybe No [2006]7" Little Hits RecordsBuy it here.The Clash - One More Time [1980]Album: Sandinista!Buy it here.The Shins - Sleeping Lessons [2007]Album: Wincing The Night AwayBuy it here.Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel [2006]Album: The Pirate's GospelBuy it here.Under Byen - Film Og Omvendt [2006]Album: Samme Stof Som StofBuy it here.Wise words from W![...]

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Pardon me while I step out onto the road -

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 14:45:00 +0000

The good news is that a great out of town work trip has presented itself. The bad news is that I'm a lazy tool who won't be able to complete a new Yank Sizzler podcast until I get back around Feb 10th. I desperately wanted to do a new episode for you guys as I've come across some amazing music in the last week. But alas it will need to wait. This only reaffirms that I seriously need to invest in a laptop instead of this PC I use.

But don't fret, instead head on over to Dandelion Radio and make sure you catch the last week of programming this month because it is the new home to the Festive 50 countdown that Mr. John Peel loved so much. It's a great playlist and my voted track "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn & John made it to #5. Awesome people + awesome music = Dandelion Radio.


Michael Stoecker

The Yank Sizzler Episode 22

Wed, 10 Jan 2007 11:47:00 +0000

This is a humble yet spectacularly awesome, only second to the heavens, show with lots of rare recordings. I dare you to give it a listen. You won't leave disappointed.

The Playlist -

A Whisper in the Noise - The Times They Are a-Changin'[2006]
Album: As the Bluebird Sings
Buy it here.

White Flight - The Condition (SayMyName Remix) [2006]
Album: V-A: Farm Fresh Sounds
Not available for sale.
Farm Fresh Sounds Myspace.
White Flight Myspace.

El Perro del Mar - God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) [2006]
Album: S/T
Buy it here.

Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs - Hold Me Tight Baby [1962]
Album: V-A: Money Be No Sand
Out of Print
This website is offering it for download.

Son House - Spoken Word Part 1 / Don't You Mind People Grinning in Your Face [1970]
Recorded John Peel Session July 06, 1970.
No commercial release available.

The Only Children - Love Is Not Having to Say You're Beautiful [2006]
7" Art of the Underground Label
Out of Print.
However, the label has packaged the song on
V-A: Single Series Year One Box Set

Jesse Somfay - Fabergé [2006]
Album: V-A:  Elektronische Musik Interkontinental Vol.5
Buy it here.

Bikini Kill - Double Dare Ya / Liar / Carnival [1992]
Buy it here.

The Sound of a Platypus

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Son House - John Peel Session July 06, 1970

Wed, 10 Jan 2007 11:34:00 +0000

Thank God that Son House was rediscovered after his initial career in music. Having thought he was forgotten, the renewed interest and what money there was came gladly. The best, simply the best in the blues.

He played for John Peel July 06, 1970 and recorded the following -

Death Letter (MP3)

spoken word part 1 (MP3)

Don't You Mind People Grinning In Your Face

spoken word part 2

My Good Gal

Unfortunately, the two spoken word segments I have are each incomplete and are only 30 sec. apiece. The original segments are longer. If someone can help me attain a copy of the complete spoken word interludes I would be very thankful.

Cheers everyone.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 21

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 04:47:00 +0000

Hey everyone. This is a quick episode before the new year drops on us. There are some amazing songs on here. Have a great new year.

- Guns of Brixton [2006]
City Slang 7"
Buy it here.

Beirut - Scenic World [2007]
EP: Lon Gisland
Available Feb. 6, 2007 retail.
Availalbe now on

Boubacar Traoré - Pierrette [1990]
Album: Mariama
Buy it here.

Half Man, Half Biscuit - 24 Hr. Garage People [1999]
Recorded Aug. 25, 1999 John Peel Session.
No commercial release as far as I know.

Keytarded - Love Will Tear Us Apart [2006]
Their Myspace page.

Islands - Tsuxiit [2006]
Album: Return to the Sea
Buy it here.

Trans Am - Play in the Summer [2000]
Album: The Red Line
Buy it here.

Kid Koala - cut from Side 1 [2006]
Album: Your Mom's Favorite DJ
Buy it here.

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The Yank Sizzler Christmas Special a.k.a. Episode 20

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 05:13:00 +0000

A Christmas playlist for fun -Belle & Sebastian - Christmastime is Here [2002]Recorded live Dec. 18 2002 John Peel Session.No commercial release.Low - Just Like Christmas [1999]Album: Christmas Buy it here.Orion Samuelson & The Uff-Da Band - Jingle Bells [1981]7" Single Available for download at the Christmas Yule BlogLoretta Lynn - Gift of the Blues [1966]Album: A Country ChristmasBuy it here.Jerry & the Landslides - Get Off of My Roof [1965]7" SingleAvailable for download at Music You (Probably) Won't Hear.The White Stripes - Candy Cane Children / Silent Night [2002]7" Single: Merry Christmas From...Out of Print.Darlene Love - Winter Wonderland [1963]Album: A Christmas Gift for You from Phil SpectorBuy it here.The New Kids on the Block - The Christmas Song [1989] Album: Merry, Merry ChristmasIt's OUT OF PRINT. DAMN!Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter [2006]Boxset: Songs for ChristmasBuy it here.John Fahey - We Three Kings Of Orient Are [1982]Album: Christmas GuitarBuy it here.Laura Cantrell - Pretty Paper [2003]Recorded Dec. 23, 2003 Peel Acres, John Peel Session.No Commercial release.The Robot Ate Me - Wonderland [2006]Album: V-A: Kill Rock Stars Holiday CompilationBuy it here.The Beatles - Christmastime is Here Again [1967]1967 Xmas Fan Club SingleNo Commercial ReleaseLouis Armstrong - White Christmas [1952]Album: Moments to RememberBuy it here.Judy Garland - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [1944]Decca SingleBuy it here.[...]

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The Yank Sizzler Episode 019

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 22:59:00 +0000

The Playlist This Week!Swedes, Slits, South Africans, Forgotten Soul Stars, Sad Men Who Will Never Love The One They Want, & the Crooning Ladies Who Can Make Any Winter Day Feel Stellar.Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks [2006]Album: Writer's BlockBuy it here.The Slits - I Heard It Through the Grapevine [1979]B-Side: Typical Girls 7"Re-released: Cut [2005 Reissue]Buy it here.Four Jacks & a Jill - Master Jack [1968]RCA 7" SingleOut of Print.Available at www.littlehits.comSt. Vincent - These Days [2006]EP: Paris is Burning (Tour Release Only)Available at GorillavsBear Music BlogSt. Vincent's MyspaceJody Reynolds - Endless Sleep [1958]Demon Records SingleBuy it here.Electrelane - Oh Sombra [2004]Recorded Live John Peel Session Jan. 07, 2004.No Commercial Release Available.Giant Drag - God Only Knows [2005]No Commerical Release.But several blogs host an MP3 of it.Paul Kelly - The Upset [1965]Lloyd Label SingleReissued: V-A: Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label Buy it here.Roy Orbison - Domino [1962]Album: Orbiting with Roy OrbisonReissue: The Complete Sun SessionsBuy it here.Beach House - Apple Orchid [2006]Album: S/TBuy it Here.Pussy Galore - Alright [1987]Album: Right NowBuy it here.Hungry March Band - Hyper Ciao [2003]Album: On the WaterfrontBuy it here.Daniel Johnston - Some Things Last a Long Time [1990]Album: 1990Buy it here.[...]

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The Yank Sizzler Podcast: Episode 18

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 03:49:00 +0000

PLAYLIST:Cleveland Crochet - Drunkard's Dream [1961]Single Goldband RecordsOut-of-Print.White Whale - The Admiral [2006]Album:WWIBuy the album here.The Fuses - Adults Walk Fast [2004]Album: Eastern CitiesBuy the album here.Raud Ants - Mõisaori (Kose) [2005]Album: KarjasepõliBuy the album here.The Mountain Goats - Maybe Sprout Wings [2006]Album: Get LonelyBuy the album here.The Black Lips - Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah [2005]Album: Let It BloomBuy the album here.120 Days - Get Away [2006]Album: S/TBuy the album here.Ivor Cutler - Dad's Lapse [1974]Album: DandruffBuy the album here.Eli Wamala, M. Phillip & more - Hamadi [1966]Album: V-A: The Kampala Sound: 1960's Ugandan Dance MusicOut-of-PrintLadytron - Zmeyka (Peel Session) [2001] Recorded Live John Peel Session Dec. 5, 2001.No commercial release available.The Ramones - I Don't Care [1977]Album: Rocket to RussiaBuy the album here.The Patti Smith Group - Rock n' Roll Nigger [1978]Album: EasterBuy the album here.The Talking Heads - Love --> Building on Fire [1977]Sire Records SingleBuy the album here.Justin Bond & The Hungry March Band - In the End [2006]Album: Shortbus OSTBuy the album here.[...]

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George Lucas is a Whore

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 03:13:00 +0000

Several years ago I was visiting my old girlfriend in Angers, France. There I stumbled upon this gem of a 7". I seriously want to know how much money George Lucas got for the licensing on this. It was made in 1977 for CBS Records and it is the dreadful band Galaxy 42 singing a disco version of the Star Wars theme. It doesn't get any better than this.


Galaxy 42 - Star Wars Theme (Disco Version) [MP3]

And in case you were wondering, the B-Side was the Dynamite Band w/ "She's Dynamite"
It really stinks.

The PJ Harvey Peel Sessions

Wed, 08 Nov 2006 02:45:00 +0000

Here in the states today, PJ Harvey releases a Peel Sessions album (it has been out in the UK for several weeks now). I'm really happy whenever any Peel sessions come to official release, but news of this album feels unfortunate, as it is only one disc and only contains a handful of the sessions. Harvey recorded 10+ sessions for Peelie, why not release them all for Christ's sake? 

But instead of just bitching about it, let's share some of what was left off the album.

On May 20th, 2004, Harvey played Peel Acres and here is the stellar session, none of which made the album.

Enjoy everyone.

PJ Harvey - Peel Acres Session 05/20/04
MP3 Format
01. The Letter
02. Uh Huh Her
03. Cat on the Wall
04. Evol
05. Shame + John's closing remarks

The Yank Sizzler Episode 17

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 00:17:00 +0000

Playlist:DJ Shadow - The Artifact [2006]Album: The OutsiderBuy his album here.Peanut Wilson - Cast Iron Arm [195?]Album: V-A: John Peel & Sheila: The Pig's Big 78s [2006]Buy the compilation here.Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple [2005]Album:Gypsy PunksBuy their album here.Stereolab - French Disko [1993]EP: Jenny OndiolineRe-released: Serene Velocity (A Stereolab Anthology)Buy their album here.Sparklehorse - Shade & Honey [2006]Album: Dreamt For Light Years in the Belly of the MountainBuy their album here.Them Two - Am I a Good Man? [196?]Deep City SingleRe-released: V-A: Eccentric Soul: The Deep City LabelBuy the compilation here.Squarepusher - The Modern Bass Guitar [2006]Album: Hello EverythingBuy his album here.Fresh Maggots - Dole Song [1971]Album: Fresh Maggots...HatchedBuy their album here.Tom Waits - Can't Hold Back the Spring [2006]Boxset: OrphansBuy the boxset here.Pajo - Prescription Blues [2006]Album: 1968Buy his album here.Ad Astra Per Aspera - Voodoo Economics [2006]Album: Catapult CalypsoBuy their album here.Delia Gonzales & Gavin Russom - Relevee [2004]Compilation: V - A: They Keep Me SmilingBuy the compilation here.The Dodgems - Lord Lucan [1979]John Peel Session (Recorded Sept. 17, 1979)No Commercial Release[...]

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I'm Not DEAD! NEW EPISODE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 19:41:00 +0000

I have just finished episode 17 of The Yank Sizzler and it will be available later tonight.

I Love You Guys For Sticking Around,


Finally, Episode 016 of the Yank Sizzler

Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:30:00 +0000

PLAYLIST - George Lewis & His New Orleans Music - Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula [1947]Album: V-A: John Peel & Sheila: The Pig's Big 78s [2006]Buy the Comp Here.Tilly & The Wall - Nights of the Living Dead [2004]Album: Wild Like ChildrenBuy the album here.Love - Hey Joe [1966]Album: S/TBuy the album here.Jarvis Cocker - [Cunt's Are Still] Running the World [2006]No commercial release.Available on Jarvis' Myspace Page.Art Brut - 18,000 Lira [2005]Album: Bang Bang Rock & RollBuy the album here.CSS - Let's Make Love & Listen to Death From Above [2006]Album: Cansei De Ser SexyBuy the album here.Ada - Maps [2004]Album: BlondieBuy the album here.The Mountain Goats - No Children [2002]Album: TallahasseeBuy the album here.Mission of Burma - Academy Fight Song [1980]7" Single / Rereleased Signals, Calls, & Marches Deluxe EPBuy the album here.Love - Your Mind and We Belong Together [1968]7" Single / Rereleased Forever Changes Deluxe LPBuy the album here.The Bar-Kays - Soul Finger [1967]Album: Soul FingerBuy the album here.Broken Social Scene - KC Accidental [2003] Album: You Forgot It In PeopleBuy the album here.Chad VanGaalen - Flower Gardens [2006]Album: SkilliconnectionBuy the album here.The Delgados - Blackpool (Peel Session) [1998]Recorded John Peel Session June 19th, 1998.Album: The Complete Peel BBC Sessions [2006]Buy the album here.Bearsuit - Stop, What You're Doing is Wrong [2005]Album: Team Ping PongBuy the album here.Lightin' Hopkins - Jail House Blues [1949]Album: V-A: John Peel & Sheila: The Pig's Big 78s [2006]Buy the Comp Here.Love - Seven & Seven Is [1967]Album: Da CapoBuy the album here.[...]

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Arthur Lee of Love,
March 7, 1945 - August 3, 2006

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 18:11:00 +0000

Very sad news today. The lead singer of one of the greatest bands in rock history has left us. Arthur Lee died in Memphis Thursday. His band Love is considered by many to be an influential catalyst for the West coast sound of the late 1960's. The number of creative people his music influenced is incalculable.

Several of my favorite Love songs are below.

Peace and love to the soul of Arthur Lee.

Love - A House is Not a Motel [1967]
Love - Stephanie Knows Who [1967]
Love - Hey Joe [1966]

Jens, you suave mofo.

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:54:00 +0000

Went and saw Swede crooner Jens Lekman last night here in Lawrence. Great show and Jens is a modest and stunning performer. But I wasn't always paying attention to what Jens was doing. You see, his six piece band is made up entirely of beautiful women, presumably also Swedish. Never have I wanted to amble around the country in a van with a band more.

And by the way, Jens played the crowd favorite, "Black Cab".

Check it out here -

Jens Lekman - Black Cab

"Best Band You've Never Heard Of.."

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 03:10:00 +0000

That saying has been attached to The Embarrassment for some time. The band formed in Wichita, KS in the late seventies and carried on well into the eighties. They even were courted by the earliest formation of Sub Pop Records. Almost everything in their catalog is out-of-print including the Bar-None anthology Heyday. But why am I telling you this? Because the best band you've never heard of is reuniting for 3 shows only. Two in Wichita and one here in beautiful Lawrence, KS. So if you can, don't pass up the opportunity to see them August 20th at Liberty Hall.

Here are my favorite two Embarrassment tunes -

"Patio Set" (1979) [B-Side to their first single "Sex Drive"]

"Lifespan" (1981) [Sub/Pop #5 cassette]

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ballboy's own podcast.

Sat, 22 Jul 2006 02:04:00 +0000

Hey everyone, I'm back from Louisiana and will be getting the next episode of The Yank Sizzler up soon. However please direct your attention over to ballboy's website where they have just posted a premiere podcast. Regular listeners of the show will know that ballboy are an absolute favorite of mine. The show is hosted by Gordon and he plays a couple songs acoustically.

ballboy are phenomenal.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 015

Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:32:00 +0000

New songs are pouring through the speakers with The Rapture, Johnny Cash, Jamie Radford, Hot Chip, The Bobby McGees, The Hermit Crabs & Devotchka. We say goodbye to Sleater-Kinney. Rock out with Eno, Shocking Blue, ballboy, Geechie Wiley & I let George Lewis lead me to New Orleans.Brian Eno - Needles in the Camel's Eye [1974]Album: Here Come the Warm JetsBuy his album here.Captive States - Weatherman [2006]EP: Forthcoming EP [August 2006 release]But you can get an MP3 at their website.The Rapture - Get Myself Into It [2006]1st Single off Pieces of The People We LoveAlbum due September 2006.Their Myspace Page has the single.Jamie Radford - You're So Warm [2006]Album: AthensBuy his album here.Hot Chip - Over and Over [2006]Album: The WarningBuy their album here.Sleater-Kinney - Little Mouth [1996]Album: Call the DoctorBuy their album here.Shocking Blue - Send Me a Postcard [1969]Album: Scorpio's DanceBuy their album here.Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Strike You Down [recorded 2002-03]Album: American V: A Hundred Highways [2006]Buy his album here.Devotchka - The Last Beat of My Heart [2006]EP: Curse Your Little HeartBuy their album here.Sleater-Kinney - I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone [1996]Album: Call the DoctorBuy their album here.Geechie Wiley - Last Kind Words [1930]Album: V/A: Last Kind Words - Blues of the 1920's & 30's [2006]Buy the Comp. here.The Hermit Crabs - Feel Good Factor [2006]Demo Recording.Their Myspace Page. Their Website. The Bobby McGee's - Forever & a Day [2006]Demo Recording.They have a new EP Yes Please out July 10th.Buy the EP here. Find the song at their Myspace page. ballboy - You Should Fall in Love With Me [2003]John Peel Session Feb. 16, 2003.No Commercial Release Available.The George Lewis Band - Winin' Boy Blues [1961]Album: Jazz at Preservation HallBuy their album here.[...]

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Sleater-Kinney call it quits. No one will be able to replace them.

Mon, 03 Jul 2006 16:48:00 +0000

After a week of musical highs, a low has shown itself. One of the most amazing bands of the last ten years is coming to an end. Sleater-Kinney will play one final show in Portland and that'll be all they wrote.

I remember when I first heard them. Call the Doctor had come out and I found a used copy for sale and took a chance on it. I didn't put that album down for a year. It is a masterpiece.

So in celebration of their phenomenal career I've pulled out my best sounding bootleg and will share the entire show with you.

Sleater-Kinney - May 27, 2000, Echo Lounge, Atlanta.
[MP3 VBR Format]

Setlist: intro / Ballad of a Ladyman / Ironclad / Start Together / All Hands On the Bad One / Get Up / Words & Guitar / The Professional / You're No Rock n' Roll Fun / Call the Doctor / Milkshake n' Honey / I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone / #1 Must Have / Was It a Lie? / Male Model / Little Babies / Youth Decay / encore break / The End of You / Good Things / Dig Me Out

The show is recorded from an audience mic, but sounds quite good. It's a ZIP file at 88 MB's.

Enjoy it everyone. Tell all your friends and if you have the chance to see SK in the next two months, don't pass it up.

Thank you Sleater-Kinney for all the great music.

The coolest 7" Rough Trade will produce this year.

Sat, 01 Jul 2006 20:49:00 +0000

One of my favorite bands this year, Shrag, have a new 7" on Rough Trade Records. This is phenomenal because it's a debut release and I've been waiting anxiously for anything by them. Several of their tunes have made it onto the show and my favorite "Pregnancy Scene" is their choice for the single.

Check out the MP3 - Shrag - "Pregnancy Scene"

Then grab a copy of the 7" to hear the great b-side "Mark E. Smith."
And don't wait. Only 300 copies were pressed.

AND IN ADDITION, not only do Shrag have this new single but they opened up for Love is All last Wednesday. L.I.A. are a brilliant Swedish band and I'm addicted to their new album, "Nine Times That Same Song", and especially the album opener. Check it out here.
Love Is All - Talk Talk Talk (MP3)

Buy Shrag's new single here.
Buy Love Is All's new album here.

Sonic Youth go bowling.

Thu, 29 Jun 2006 03:42:00 +0000

Monday night I took in a great Sonic Youth show here in Lawrence. In addition they were actually in town all of Sunday too, on a day off. Various Sonic Youth sitings were all over town. So let me be your local gossip hag. During the show Thurston said they took in a day of bowling. And supposedly they also went and saw the new Al Gore movie. The show itself was somewhat tame by SY standards but it did have one exceptional shock. They closed the show not with Teenage Riot, Silver Rocket, Dirty Boots, or any other "hit", but with Shaking Hell. SH is a real oldie coming from their Confusion is Sex album. It's raw and violent and came out of nowhere. I'm sure they've been playing it throughout this tour, but for someone who doesn't like to see setlists from previous shows, it was a welcome smack.

Enjoy this MP3 - Sonic Youth - Shaking Hell

The Yank Sizzler 014

Wed, 28 Jun 2006 01:29:00 +0000

Brand new Johnny Cash, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth and crap loads more from dub, rock, glitch and blues.Ladytron - Oops (Oh My) [2003]Album: Softcore JukeboxBuy their album here.Sonic Youth - Reena [2006]Album: Rather RippedBuy their album here.King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - Dub the Right Way [1976-79]Album: Freedom Sounds in DubDub version of Rod Taylor's "In the Right Way"Buy the album here.Honeyboy Edwards, Sunnyland Slim, - When I Came In [1979]Big Walter Horton, Floyd James,   & Kansas City Red Album: Old FriendsBuy the album here.King Biscuit Time - Niggling Discrepancy [1998]EP: Sings Nelly Foggits Blues in "Me & The Pharaohs"Buy his EP here.Yo La Tengo - Beanbag Chair [2006]Album: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass [Release date Sept. 12, 2006]Get an MP3 from the band's website.The Murder City Devils - Dancin' Shoes [1998]Album: Empty Bottles, Broken HeartsBuy their album here.The Murder City Devils - Press Gang [2000]Album: In Name & BloodBuy their album here.The Slits - Love und Romance [1977]Recorded John Peel Session Sept. 19, 1977Album: The Complete Peel SessionsBuy their album here.The Octopus Project - Music is Happiness [2005]Album: One Ten Hundred Thousand MillionBuy their album here.Ex Orkest - Kokend Asfalt [2000]Album: Een Rondje HollandBuy their album here.Superargo - I'm Still Painting Without You [2003]Album: S/TBuy his album here.Josh White - Takin' Names [1956]Album: Josh at MidnightBuy his album here.Arthur & Yu - Afterglow [2005]Demo RecordingCheck out their Myspace page.Marianne Dissard - le Lendemain [2005]Demo RecordingCheck out her Myspace page.Johnny Cash - I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now [2002-03]Album: American V: A Hundred Highways [2006]Buy his album here.Aphex Twin - Polynomial C [1992]EP: Xylem TubeBuy his album here.Hank Williams - You Win Again [1952]MGM 7"Buy his album here.[...]

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I'm Back.

Sat, 24 Jun 2006 02:58:00 +0000

So it has been a while since my last post or podcast. Well my out of town job over the last few weeks left no time for internet or really anything but sleep. What may you ask is keeping me from the tunes? Film.

I work on films when I'm lucky enough and I was working grip on a National Geographic IMAX feature that began June 5th. But it's done now, so the tunes will wait no more. I'm still cobbling together a podcast that won't be done until the weekend, but first let me tell you about a killer new album from local musician Justin Roelofs. It's recorded under the name White Flight and is on Range Life Records.

Listen to the most amazingly catchy song on the album,
White Flight - The Condition.

I played it in the last episode, but I still can't get it out of my head and it deserves more print. The album is a grand stroll through a funk and psychedelic Latin summer camp. Also, some of you might recognize Justin's old band, The Anniversary. They had one song that was an absolute gem and its a crime it never became more popular. Check it out.
The Anniversary - Sweet Marie.

Buy White Flight on Range Life Records here.
Buy Anniversary releases on their old label, Vagrant.

Enjoy the tunes and come back soon as updates should start daily again. Plus, this weekend, grab Episode 14 of the Yank Sizzler Podcast when it comes out.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 13

Tue, 06 Jun 2006 04:31:00 +0000

Oh my am I behind. My apologies in my tardiness. Please accept this humble selection of awesome music. This best in new music and classics.Jesus & Mary Chain - My Girl [1988]John Peel Session June 13, 1988.Album: The Complete Peel SessionsBuy their album here.Wanda Jackson - Funnel of Love [1960]Capital 7"Rereleased "Wanda Rocks" LP [2003]Buy her album here.White Flight - The Condition [2006]Album: S/TBuy his album here.Mono in VCF - Ultra Love [2005]EP: The Voltage ControlBuy their album here.Quasi - Merry Xmas [2006]Album: When The Going Gets DarkBuy their album here.Dead Moon - 54/40 (live) [1996]Album: Hype! SoundtrackBuy the comp. here.Dead Moon - It's OK (live) [2004]Recorded April 10, 2004 Paaspop, Schijndel, Holland.Released Dead Ahead Tour 2004 EPBuy their album here.The Young Offenders - Waxwings [2006]Smoking Club DemoCheck out their Myspace page.Ghostland Observatory - Candy Rider [2005]Album: out their Myspace page.Galaxie 500 - Submission [1990]John Peel Session Oct. 30, 1990.EP: Peel SessionsBuy their album here.Amagugu Odumu - Morena Boluka [2003]Album: V/A - The Rough Guide to South African GospelBuy the comp. here.Sly & The Family Stone - Runnin Away [1971]Album: There's a Riot Goin OnBuy their album here.Shrag - Mark E. Smith [2005]Demo RecordingCheck out their Myspace page.PJ Harvey - Taut / Janet, Johnny & James / 50 ft. Queenie (live)Recorded live Dec. 11, 2004 Royal Court Theater, London.No commercial release available.[...]

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The Yank Sizzler Episode 12

Tue, 16 May 2006 06:26:00 +0000

DJ Shadow, Art Brut, PJ Harvey, Os Mutantes, The Cure, Voxtrot, Mi & l'Au, The Chills, Go-Betweens, Malcolm Middleton, Ad Astra Per Aspera, and Lesa Cormier. Playlist:DJ Shadow - unnamed track [2003]Album: Diminishing ReturnsThis album is out-of-print.The Chills - Pink Frost [1984]7" single Flying NunRereleased Kaleidoscope World [1993]Buy their album here.Ad Astra Per Aspera - Goodland at Night [2004]EP: Cubic ZirconiaBuy their EP here.The Go-Betweens - Cattle and Cane [1983]Album: Before HollywoodBuy their album here.Malcolm Middleton - Loneliness Shines [2005]Album: Into the WoodsBuy his album here.Art Brut - Modern Art [2005]Album:Bang Bang Rock & RollBuy their album here.The Cure - Killing An Arab [1978]Recorded John Peel Session Dec. 4, 1978.Several EP's have been released of this session, but all are out-of-print. You can buy a used copy here.Mi & l'Au - Merry Go Round [2005]Album: S/TBuy their album here.PJ Harvey - You Come Through (live) [2004]Recorded at John Peel Memorial "Keep It Peel" Dec. 16, 2004No commercial release is available of this recording.Lesa Cormier & The Sundown Playboys - Saturday Night Special [1972]7" Single Apple RecordsOut-of-print. But you can find this song on the compilation Morrissey: Under the InfluenceOs Mutantes - A Minha Menina [1968]Album: S/TBuy their album here.Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives [2006]EP: Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & WivesBuy their EP here.Interview with Garrison Reid of IndieInterviewsRamesh Srivastava of Voxtrot - Shayla (acoustic)Recorded by Garrison Reid in Denton, TX April 21, 2006.Get the MP3 here.[...]

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Son House

Sat, 06 May 2006 04:59:00 +0000

I had a very pleasant surprise this morning when a FedEX person rang my doorbell and woke me up. I had fallen asleep on the couch the night before and had failed to set any alarm. The package arrived a half hour before I was to be at work, so it had impeccable timing. Not only that, the package itself was a mix CD that a listener had compiled for me. After rushing to work, I threw the mix on and was treated with plenty of grand tunes including perhaps my favorite blues song, "John the Revelator" by Son House.
It's a very simple tune comprised of a soft clapping and a capella, but single-handily is one of the most powerful songs in the American songbook. Immediately it calls upon us vicariously fore we are Adam, naked and ashamed, answering to God with our sin upon our chest. Son House knew about sin. He was a spiritual man of sin, in battle with God. He murdered a man for which he went to prison and he quit music afraid that the blues was inhabited by the devil himself. Upon returning to music in 1964, he found a new audience and a new lust to play it.

This was recorded in 1970 long after many of the original greats were gone, but Son House wasn't and we are blessed with these later life recordings that are vibrantly full of fidelity. Son House died Oct. 19, 1988. It was my birthday. The blues at its best is a vicarious relish within all our sorrows to understand that our individual sorrow is not wholly our battle.

Please enjoy this song and may it conveniently help you out by getting you to work on time or something equally spectacular.

Son House - John the Revelator MP3

Thanks for the mix, Jamie.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 011

Tue, 02 May 2006 21:46:00 +0000

Whatever the Captain says, do not swim in urine.This week we have lots of new music by Sound Team, F*ck Off Machete, The Pomonas, The Kulta Beats along with great live session tracks by The Stranglers, Melt Banana, and Kid 606/Remote Viewer. Also awesome material by Piney Gir, The Sonics, Erma Franklin, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Kaleidoscope, and Melissa Swingle of Trailer Bride/The Moaners. And lastly, we take an extended look at the Swedish hardcore band Refused and their masterpiece 1998 album, The Shape of Punk to Come.Playlist - The Sonics - Strychnine [1965]Album: Here Are the SonicsBuy their album here.Piney Gir - Boston [2005]Album: PeakahokahooBuy her album here.Sound Team - Movie Monster [2006]Album: Movie Monster (Forthcoming release June 6th)The band is kind enough to offer this song on MP3 at their site.F*ck Off Machete - What's the Signal? [2006]Single: What's The SignalBuy the single here.Kid 606 vs. The Remote Viewer - Ask Me About Gift Ideas [2000]Recorded for John Peel Session May 3rd, 2000.No Commerical release, but you can download it here.Melt Banana - Zip Zero [2005]Recorded live for BBC One Music Dec. 08, 2005.No Commerical release, but you can download it here.The Stranglers - Hanging Around [1977]Album: Live at The Front Row Festival, Hope & Anchor Pub.This album is Out-of-Print. But I'm hosting a few MP3's here.The Pomonas - Bank Art [2005]EP: Jubilation Buy their EP here.The Kulta Beats - Replication Bomb [2006]Album: Replication BombBuy their album here.Erma Franklin - Piece of My Heart [1967]Shout Records 7" / Rereleased: V/A: Soul Sides: Vol. 1Buy the comp. here.Kaleidoscope - Hang Out [1968]Album: KaleidoscopeRereleased - V/A: Peace, Love, & Poetry: Mexican PsychedelicBuy the comp. here.Melissa Swingle - Amazing Grace (Played on a saw) [2005]Field recording from the film Searching For the Wrong-Eyed Jesus.This version was taken directly from the film, but there is a soundtrack album that supposedly contains the song.Sister Gertrude Morgan - Take My Hand, Lead Me On [1970]Album: Let's Make a RecordBuy her album here.Tanghetto - Blue Monday [2006]Soundtrack: La Mujer de Mi HermanoBuy the sdtrk here.Jack Kerouac - excerpt from The Beat GenerationBoxset: The Jack Kerouac CollectionBuy the boxset here.R[...]

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Gogol Bordello rips it up at NPR.

Sun, 30 Apr 2006 09:49:00 +0000

Actually, it was very laid back as Eugene Hutz, Sergey Ryabtsev and Yury Lemeshev of the band stopped in at All Things Considered to talk and have a small acoustic set yesterday. Regular visitors/listeners of The Yank Sizzler know that I'm absolutely rabid about Gogol Bordello. Did I mention they are the best live band playing today?

Make sure you head on over to NPR's website and check out the full set and interview, especially the unaired parts of the interview as they are more interesting than the stuff that made it to air.

As a treat, here is a MP3 of "Greencard Husband" played acoustically for the NPR session. For some reason they decided not to play a song about lesbian roommates on the air. And here I was positive that NPR was more progressive than that.

Enjoy it everyone,


The photo was taken by someone I don't know of. But they deserve any credit for it.

Sell Out With Me, Oh Yeah!

Sun, 30 Apr 2006 05:57:00 +0000

Hey remember that crappy song by the Reel Big Fish?  Way back in 1998 i was at a really boring music festival with an odd commercial lineup that was
Pharcyde (headlining)
Reel Big Fish
and Incubus

and I was arguing with some guy who insisted that Sublime sang the above mentioned song. When RBFish sang it, he did not apologize.

So goes life, and so go musicians who write a catchy little diddy for some company.

A day or two ago, the blog Thighs Wide Shut put up the Jack White jingle he wrote for that certain soda company, you know, the one with the polar bears and the Latin American union-busting death squads.

It reminded me of the great minds that have shelled out talent for various products and in addition to Jack's "What Goes Around", there is also the infamous Ween / Pizza Hut team-up that created "Where's the Mother-Fuckin' Cheese". Interestingly enough, PH passed on the song, even the clean version.

And of course, there's Mick doin' it for Rice Krispies.

Hundreds of others have done it too, but those are the ones that come to mind right now. Rest assured I will probably be sued for suggesting that some soda company is connected with hired thugs who murder people.

That said, I still respect Jack White and still really love a lot of the music he creates. The Raconteurs new material is pretty good.

Yet another Boston 80's band.

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 21:30:00 +0000

Boston really had a wealth of good music in the 1980's among The Pixies and Mission of Burma were Galaxie 500. The band is long gone, but since both of the previously mentioned bands have reformed and toured I imagine G500 will to, fingers crossed. Last year, they released an EP of their lone two Peel sessions. Looking back on it, I would have expected there to be more Peel sessions from this band, but they really were a constantly dimming light and we should be thankful we have what we have.

The sessions were marked by the beautiful nature that often lent itself to a Peel session. A range of covers were played including songs from The Sex Pistols and Jonathan Richman plus a dandy version of my favorite Young Marble Giants song, "Final Day".  If you ever get a mix tape from me, chances are good that "Final Day" by YMG will close out the tape. That or "Midnight Cowboy" by John Barry.

Regardless, here is Galaxie 500 doing "Final Day."

Buy the album here.


Wed, 26 Apr 2006 16:54:00 +0000

Unfortunately, a cool little record shop nearby recently quit business. The blow was softened by the fact that the owners didn't have to quit business because they couldn't make a living at it anymore, but because they wanted to try something new. Regardless, Recycled Sounds is now gone. RIP.

As they were selling out the inventory, I grabbed up a double LP compilation called Live at The Hope & Anchor: Front Row Festival 1977. It's bands from the punk and post-punk scene playing live at a pub called Hope & Anchor in Islington, north of London, in late 1977. The set has The Stranglers, X-Ray Spex, 999, The Only Ones, XTC, The Saints, Dire Straits and many more. It was only released in the UK on Warner Bros. I don't know what the Hope & Anchor looks like on the inside, but I imagine it's somewhat small, so I was hoping for a real intimate sound on the recordings.

Excited by my find, especially since I was able to get it at 50% off, I rushed home to play it. Too bad the record didn't pan out. It's decent but not amazing. However there are 3 solid numbers on it. Check em out below on mp3 (Vinyl rip at 256 kbps)

The Stranglers - Hanging Around (live 1977)
The Saints - Demolition Girl (live 1977)
X-Ray Spex - Let's Submerge (live 1977)

The Yank Sizzler Episode 010

Fri, 21 Apr 2006 20:18:00 +0000

A zanny show featuring new music from Love Is All, Tapes 'n Tapes, and The Black Angels. Also Love, The Specials, Balkan Beat Box, New Order, Drumcorps, Aavikko, True West, The MC5, The Favourites, Precious Bryant, & Black Box Recorder.The Specials - Ghost Town [1981]EP: Ghost TownBuy the release.Love Is All - Talk Talk Talk Talk [2006]Album: Nine Times That Same SongBuy their album.Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor [2005]Album: The LoonBuy their album.Love - A House is Not a Motel [1968]Album: Forever ChangesBuy their album.The MC5 - Skunk (Sonicly Speaking) [1971]Album: High TimeBuy their album.Precious Bryant - Morning Train [2005]Album: The TruthBuy her album.Balkan Beat Box - Meboli (feat. Vlada Tomova) [2005]Album: S/TBuy their album.The Favourites - SOS [1979]7" on 4 Play RecordsAvailable at Little Hits Music Blog or HereTrue West - I'm Not Here [1983]12" EP: Bring Out Your DeadOUT OF PRINTBut look around for the unofficial compilation - V-A 80's Nuggets - Hyped to Death Unofficial Addendum Vol. 3(it has no affilation with neither Nuggets nor H2D)Also thanks to for helping me figure out the details of this release.Drumcorps - Saddest [2005]10" Rmx or Die Possibly OOP, but check Kriss Records.Also available on this free comp. put out by Cock Rock Disco.Aavikko - Pizza Job / Tapettava [2001]Recorded John Peel Session Sept. 10, 2001.Unreleased.But check out the band's websiteor check out the details of the BBC Session.The Black Angels - The Sniper At the Gates of Heaven [2006]Album: PassoverBuy their album.New Order - Temptation / Love Will Tear Us Apart / Digital [live 2002]Recorded live Finsbury Park, London Sept. 06, 2002.Available on DVD: New Order 511Black Box Recorder - Seasons in the Sun [1998]Album: England Made Me (Bonus Track)Buy their album.[...]

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Sparklehorse and William Blake tag team a great city.

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 19:18:00 +0000

This is Sparklehorse teaming up with the poet William Blake to create one hell of a good song. The tune is titled "London" and was originally a poem penned by the English wordsmith Blake.

Last week, I contributed this tune to the third episode of The Contrast Podcast done by Tim Young. It's an excellent program, so head on over there and check it out. Anyway, the song is considered out of print because it was originally released only as a 7" single. Capital Records put it on a promo CD called Chest Full of Dying Hawks, but that release is not official.

So here it is. Enjoy.

Sparklehorse - London (1995)

Nadia Cattouse is one pricey lady.

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 06:09:00 +0000

Way back now, in Episode 001 of this podcast, I played a calypso cover of "Long Time Boy" done by Nadia Cattouse of Belize. Nadia had moved to the UK and recorded several LPs and singles for Parlophone and RCA in the early 60's. Apparently she was also on a kind of TV variety show as well. Her material has never been reissued on CD and her LP's now commonly reach $80 when they come up for sale. "Long Time Boy" was the b-side to "Boy Without a Heart" which fetches up to $20 for the single.

Thank God a record collecting group called The Numero Group are around. They crate dig with the best of em and they compiled a splendid compilation of Belizean artists entitled Belize City Boil Up. They included Nadia which is where I discovered her.

Unfortunately the prices of her albums have excluded me from getting anything else but a single split with her singing "Judas and Mary."

In an attempt to further infect the ears of music fans with her rare sound, here is a MP3 of "Long Time Boy."

This might backfire though, as more people discover Nadia, her record prices will only keep going up.

Also, supposedly, Nadia is still alive and in good health having returned to Belize.

Support what The Numero Group is doing by buying the compilation here.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 009

Thu, 13 Apr 2006 07:00:00 +0000

My goodness, what a diverse show. Brand new music from Calexico, Marianne Dissard & Bearsuit, live music from The Raconteurs and Gogol Bordello, plus the best in indie, classic alternative, Calypso, French New Wave, Ska, punk, and more.Devotchka - The Enemy Guns [2004]Album: How It EndsBuy their album.Jacques Dutronc - Fais Pas Ci Fais Pas Ca [196?]Album: Le Double Disque D'Or De Jacques DutroncBuy his album.Marianne Dissard - Les Draps Sourds [2005]Demo 7"Contact her to buy the 7".Calexico - All Systems Red [2006]Album: Garden Ruin Buy their album.The Raconteurs - It Ain't Easy [2006]Recorded live March 25th, 2006 for Dermot O'Leary Show, BBC Radio2The show has been taken down, but several blogs are hosting mp3's of it - & of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver [1981]EP: Signals, Calls & MarchesBuy their album.The National - Looking For Astronauts [2005]Album: AlligatorBuy their album.Ten Minutes With My Dad - Party with the Devil [2004]S/T 10" [Out of Print]Re-released Rough Trade V/A Counter Culture 2004 Buy the compilation.Emotron - In the Mouth a Desert [2004]Demo TapeNot available commercially, but check out his myspace page.Bearsuit - Steven Fucking Spielberg [2006]Fantastic Plastic Records 7"Buy their single.The Skatalites - Chinatown [1964]Album: Ska-Boo-Da-Ba [1966]Buy their album.Lord Kitchener - London is the Place For Me [1951]Melodisc 7". Re-released V/A London is the Place For Me - Trinidadian Calypso 1950-56 [2002]Buy the compilation.Gogol Bordello - Underdog World Strike / Through The Roof 'N' UndergroundEugene Hutz & Oren Kaplen only.Recorded live for Leon Napoleon Radio Show 2005Radio Station's Website [in Hebrew]Not available commercially.Gert Wilden & Orchestra - Follow Me [1971]Album: Was Manner Nicht Fur Moglich HaltenRe-released The Schulmadchen Report / Schoolgirl Report [1996] Buy the album.Tom Waits - Who Are You [1992]Album: Bone MachineBuy his album.The Ramones - I Believe in Miracles [1989]Album: Brain Dr[...]

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Gogol Bordello on Leon Napoleon Radio Show March 2005

Thu, 13 Apr 2006 06:42:00 +0000

Eugene Hutz and Oren Kaplan of Gogol Bordello stopped by a Tel Aviv radio show and performed 3 great acoustic numbers - Occurance on the Border / Underdog World Strike / Through the Roof 'N' Underground. This was a rare acoustic performance with lots of energy. Two of the tunes are going to be Episode 009 of the podcast.

Check out the radio station here. [In Hebrew]
Or you can see the host of the show's Myspace page. [In English]

Zip File of the show in MP3 Form.

Photo by Hilary Hulteen.

She sang nothing else like it.

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 03:44:00 +0000

Vashti Bunyan is a British folk singer that has inspired a generation of cultish folkies. In 1970 she recorded a debut LP Just Another Diamond Day and then retired as a recording artist for 35 years. It wasn't until last year that she was persuaded to come back to recording music and she released her 2nd album, Lookaftering.

But before all that, in 1965 she recorded a tune called "Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind."  It was that year that she met the manager of The Rolling Stones, Andrew Loog Oldham. He gave her that song to record as it had been penned by Mick and Keith. It was released on Decca under just the name Vashti and was the sound of swinging London town, and essentially gave no clue to the soft folk sound she would come to inhabit.

I know the song has been put on several comps from then to now, but for the most part, its kind of hard to track down for purchase. So here it is.

Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind by Vashti Bunyan.

It's also featured in Episode 003 of this podcast.


The Powder Keg That is Gogol Bordello

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 06:42:00 +0000

I have just returned from Gogol Bordello. My ears are ringing, my hair is in sweat-coated locks, and I have just seen the band that will change punk music yet again for the better.

I have been fortunate enough to see Gogol 5 times and it wasn't until tonight that I realized what was happening. They are the most important "punk" band since The Refused broke up in '98. Excluding The Refused, Gogol is the first band to adequately reinvent punk since the Bad Brains.

Punk is not about chord structure. It's about attitude and it always has been. In the tradition of The Clash & the Bad Brains, Gogol will forge a new chapter in punk music that is unique and is burning brightest right now. It is the assimilation of vibrant and individual culture that keeps punk alive. Only when it breaches the confines of what people consider punk, does it breath anew. The punk sound so many associate today's punk with is not punk, but a copy of what once changed culture.

A new powder keg is burning. See Gogol Bordello if you wish to see it erupt.

Signing off, 2 am.


Check out the Contrast Podcast!

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 14:17:00 +0000

Since I started this podcast I've gotten to communicate with some very cool podcasters from around the world. Today, one of them was kind enough to let me share in a brilliant idea that he had. Tim over at the Contrast Podcast puts together a show combining the song suggestions of a dozen or more podcasters. The result is a genuinely entertaining romp in the musical landscape. The participants range from newcomers like me to heavy hitters like Said the Gramophone. So head on over there and grab Episode 002 of the Contrast Podcast and be sure to listen for my entry by Kimya Dawson.

Also, several other podcasts right now are the dose of radiant new music I need to breath. In no particular order please check em out.

The Yank SIzzler Episode 008

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 10:48:00 +0000

A few days late, but here it is, Episode 008. A great show if I do say so myself. Electronic musician Jason Forrest was kind enough to stop and talk while on tour. We have some damn good music along with a rememberance for Buck Owens. Jason Forrest (as Donna Summer) - Moses on a Raft [2003]AD AAD AT Split w/ Ove NaxxBuy the album here.Buck Owens - It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me) [1967]Capital 7" SingleBuy it here.Sixteen Horsepower - Bad Moon Rising [2001]Album: Hoarse [Live]Buy their album here.Nervous Norvus - The Fang [1956]Dot 7" Single / rereleased Stone Age Woo [2004]Buy his album here.Pere Ubu - Street Waves [1978]Album: The Modern DanceBuy their album here.The Black Eyes - Deformative [2003]Album: S/TBuy their album here.Bearsuit- Drinkink [2005]Album: Team Ping PongBuy their album here.XTC - Complicated Game [1979]Album: Drums & WiresBuy their album here.Jason Forrest Interview Part 1Jason Forrest - My 36 Favorite Punk Songs [2005]Album: Shamelessly ExcitingBuy his album here.Jason Forrest Interview Part 2Minor Threat - Salad Days [1983]Released 1985's Salad Days 7"Buy their album here.Jason Forrest Interview Part 3Jason Forrest (feat. Laura Cantrell) - Nightclothes & Headphones [2005]Album: Shamelessly ExcitingBuy his album here.Jason Forrest Interview Part 4Laura Cantrell - Bees [2005]Album: Humming By the Flowering VineBuy her album here.Jason Forrest (feat. Maja Ratjke) - Evil Doesn't Exist Anymore [2005]Album: Shamelessly ExcitingBuy his album here.[...]

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Gogol Bordello

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 10:11:00 +0000

If you are in the Lawrence, KS region tonight, make sure and attend Gogol Bordello at the Bottleneck. You will not regret it. They put on the best live show today. Viva the Gypsy Punk Revolution!

This photo is copyrighted by someone I don't know, but the credit goes to them. It's from Emo's in Austin.

Clint Conley is like, um, really good at writing songs.

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 03:01:00 +0000

The first salvo in a category of spotlighting releases I think are the Bee's honey.

First up is Mission of Burma's 1980 EP signals, calls, and marches. Make sure and get the reissue on Ryko b/c it contains their first 7" Academy Fight Song b/w Max Ernst. I don't have anything particularily novel to say about this EP and I'm not sure how to adequately gush over it in print, so just know it is a must own for any fan of alternative music.

The release contains two classics of the original alternative underground That's When I Reach For My Revolver and the aforementioned Academy Fight Song. Both were written by bassist Clint Conley, while the rest of the songs were written by guitarist Roger Miller. Miller's work is also excellent, but it's Conley's contributions that secure this EP as a favorite.

Here is That's When I Reach For My Revolver.

Buy the EP at Ryko.

A full on frontal podcasting-blogger orgy.

Mon, 27 Mar 2006 23:02:00 +0000

Because there just isn't enough content to fill up our days. This podcast is going to go full steam into the nightmare of blogging. So in addition to the podcast, the website will feature various things people might enjoy. Or not.

Stay tuned.


Sun, 26 Mar 2006 02:03:00 +0000

Take a moment today to think fondly of the pioneer of the Bakersfield country sound.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 007

Fri, 24 Mar 2006 16:26:00 +0000

The Yank Sizzler 007 March 24, 2006 "This Machine Kills Fascists" Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles [1972] Album: Clear Spot Buy their music here. Gogol Bordello - Baro Faro [2002] Album: Multi Kontra Culti vs Irony Buy their music here. Washington Phillips - Denomination Blues Pt. 1 [1927] Album: Key to the Kingdom [2005] Buy his music here. The Knife - Silent Shout [2006] Album: Silent Shout Buy their music here. Joy Division - Disorder [1979] Album: Unknown Pleasures Buy their music here. The Avengers - The American In Me [1983] Album: S/T The album is out-of-print, but lead singer Penelope Houston is selling CD-R copies. DJ Shadow - Would You Buy a War From This Man? [2004] Picture Disc Single Completely out-of-print. Amadou & Mariam - Djanfa [2005] Album: Dimanche à Bamako Buy their music here. The Raincoats - Lola [1979] Album: S/T Buy their music here. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Miles Away [2001] EP: S/T Buy their music here. Cranebuilders - You're Song [2002] EP: You're Song Buy their music here. The Mountain Goats - Magpie (Peel Session) [2004] Recorded for John Peel Session April 08, 2004. Originally broadcast April 28, 2004. Not available commercially. Rothko - Red Cells [2002] Red Cells 7" Too Pure Records Buy their music here. Johnny Cash - Mercy Seat [2000] Album: American III: Solitary Man Buy his music here. Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore [1940] Album: remastered Dust Bowl Ballads [2000] Buy his music here.[...]

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Some very nice people sharing some very rare Peel material.

Tue, 14 Mar 2006 04:38:00 +0000

Some awesome Peel fans in Finland have put together a bit torrent at Pirate Bay. You can get dozens of shows from when John was DJ'ing a show called Radio Mafia. It was a hourly broadcast he did bi-weekly for Finnish Radio.

The links below will get you to the torrents. It's broken up into 4 parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

The Yank Sizzler Episode 006

Sat, 11 Mar 2006 19:15:00 +0000

The Yank Sizzler Episode 006 The Pop Music of Scotland. Part 1 Donovon - Colours [1965] Album: Fairytale Buy his album here. Belle & Sebastian - Funny Little Frog [2006] Album: The Life Pursuit Buy their album here. The Vaselines - Oliver Twisted [1989] Album: Dum Dum / rereleased The Way of the Vaselines [1992] Buy their album here. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Never Understand (Peel Session) [1984] Recorded for John Peel Session 23 Oct. 1984 Album: The Jesus & Mary Chain - The Complete Peel Sessions [2000] Buy their album here. ballboy - I've Got Pictures of You in Your Underwear [2001] Album: Club Anthems Buy their album here. Mogwai - Glasgow Mega-Snake [2006] Album: Mr. Beast Buy their album here. The Delgados - Mr. Blue Sky (Peel Session) [2002] Recorded for John Peel Session 15 Aug. 2002 Released as the B-Side to "All You Need is Hate" Single Buy their single here. Sons and Daughters - Awkward Duet [2003] EP: Love the Cup Buy their album here. The Beta Band - Dry the Rain [1997] EP: The Champion Versions / rereleased The Three EPs [1998] Buy their album here. Arab Strap - There is No Ending [2006] Album: The Last Romance Buy their album here. The Vaselines - Son of a Gun [1987] 12" 53rd & 3rd Records / released The Way of the Vaselines [1992] Buy their album here. Camera Obscura - O' That I Were Where Helen Lies (Peel Session) [2004] Recorded for John Peel Session 22 Jan. 2004 Peel Acres No commercial release available. ballboy - A Man's a Man for a'That [?] Unreleased. But the band is offering it for download on their site Eddi Reader - Charlie Is My Darling [2003] Album: Sings the Songs of Robert Burns Buy her al[...]

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These things always come in waves.

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 17:10:00 +0000

Sadly there is no reason for it, but the rule of three almost always applies to the passing of iconic people you looked up to.

Fellow Kansan
Gordon Parks
12 Nov. 1912 - 07 March 2006

Photographer, writer, filmmaker, musician.

This photo is
Deathbed, Fort Scott, KS

Gordon won more battles than most.
Important battles for those who couldn't always fight themselves.

RIP Ivor Cutler

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 07:52:00 +0000

Ivor Cutler
15 Jan. 1923 - 03 March 2006

I know St. Peter is a sucker for rambling tales of "Egg Meat". And I imagine God will enjoy them as well.

Sharing the music beyond the podcast.

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 02:33:00 +0000

Note: This isn't a podcast.

On the show I play a lot of music that isn't available commercially for purchase. Most of the time, the only way to obtain it is through bootleg markets. So in a spirit of sharing like it is 1970's Sesame Street, I will sometimes put Zip files on here for download.

The first such download will be for the Marine Girls 1983 John Peel Session. Four songs were recorded for the session on April 16, 1983.



Marine Girls Peel Session

All files are MP3.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 005

Sun, 26 Feb 2006 18:33:00 +0000

The Yank Sizzler Episode 005 Great new music and some real classics. The Len Price 3 - Fire In My Heart [2005] Album: Chinese Burn Buy their album here. Pisstank - Punching Your Girlfriend's Cunt 'til It Bleeds [2006] Forthcoming 12" EP Check out Pisstank's label. Get the free Cock Rock Disco comp. Reigning Sound - You're So Strange [2002] Album: Time Bomb High School Buy their album here. Shrag - Pregnancy Scene [2005] No Album but you can get the tune at their MySpace page. Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy - Some Say (I Got Devil) [2006] Album: The Brave and the Bold Buy their album here. Marti Brom - My Baby's Gone [2003] Album: Wise To You! Buy her album here. Josh White - Careless Love [1944] Album: Smithsonian Folkways: Classic Blues Buy the album here. Billy Mbowa & The AGS Boys - Jane Wange [196?] Album: V/A - The Kampala Sound: 1960's Ugandan Dance Music [1988] This is tragically Out-of-Print. RJD2 - Ghostwriter [2002] Album: Deadringer Buy his album here. Neutral Milk Hotel - Fool [1998] Album: In a Aeroplane Over the Sea Buy the album here. Drakkar Sauna - Glissade Pressee [2005] Album: drakkansasauna Buy their album here. Duran Duran Duran - Ralez [2006] Forthcoming September 2006 release. Get the free Cock Rock Disco comp. Bearsuit - Itsuko Got Married [2004] Album: Cat Spectacular Buy their album here. The Marine Girls - Lazy Ways [1983] (Recorded for John Peel Session 04/16/83) No Commercial Release. The What Gives - Resolution [1995] Album: Up All Night With The What Gives The album appears[...]

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Sun, 19 Feb 2006 04:10:00 +0000

The Yank Sizzler 004 Feb. 2006 The songs this episode are top notch from Frenchy pop tunes to the somber live material of Elliot Smith. Jacques Dutronc [1969] Album: S/T / Rereleased 36 Grands Succes Buy his album here. Arcade Fire - Brazil [2005] B-Side to "Cold Wind" 7" Buy the single here. Belle & Sebastian - Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son [2004] DVD: Fans Only Buy the DVD here. Nick Cave (solo) - Papa Won't Leave You Henry (live) Unfortunately I have misplaced the date/location of this performance. Feasibly it is from his recent solo tours within the last few years. Not available commercially. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin' [1956] ALBUM: V/A America's Roots Musical LP [Festival Records] Buy his album here. Jason Forrest - Satan Cries Again (feat. Dan Walsh) [2004] Album: The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash Buy his album here. The Boggs - Low Light Hour [2003] Album: UK import Stitches Buy their album here. The Mountaineers - All My Life [2003] Album: Messy Century Buy their album here. Sasha Caro - Never Play a B-Side [1967] B-Side to "Molotov Molotov" 7" Single Rereleased on V/A JUSTAFIXATION Ltd. CD which is Out-of-Print but is being sold here. X - Johnny Hit & Run Paulene [1980] Album: Los Angeles Buy their album here. The Embarrassment - Patio Set [1979] 7" Big Time Records / Rereleased on Heyday 1979-83 [1995] Unfortunately everything is Out-of-Print. WRITE BAR-NONE RECORDS (They own the catalog rights) and ask them to reissue Heyday. ballboy - Born in the USA [[...]

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iTunes now has The Yank Sizzler. Praise the Lord.

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:40:00 +0000

You can now find me on iTunes where you can subscribe to the podcast. I'm very happy as iTunes should bring about a little more traffic. I also recently listed with the following podcast sites -
Podcast Pickle

Please feel free to hop on over to these sights and vote for the show.

Thanks, Michael

I'm on MySpace.

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 13:16:00 +0000

I decided the benefits of MySpace outweighed the downside of MySpace. So I opened an account here. It will basically just redirect you to this page though.

The Yank Sizzler Episode 003 is here

Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:39:00 +0000

SONGS THIS EPISODE - The Only Children - Change of Living [2004] ALBUM: Change of Living Buy Their Album Here The Mountain Goats - Oceanographer's Choice [2002] ALBUM: Tallahassee Buy Their Album Here Kimya Dawson - The Beer [2004] ALBUM: My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess Buy Her Album Here McLusky - Alan is a Cowboy Killer [2002] ALBUM: McLusky Do Dallas Buy Their Album Here The Electro Hippies - Mother [1987] Recorded for John Peel Session July 12, 1987 Later released - The John Peel Session (Strangefruit Records) Unfortunately this record is Out-Of-Print. The Electro Hippies - Mega Armageddon Death [1987] Recorded for John Peel Session July 12, 1987 Later released - The John Peel Session (Strangefruit Records)Unfortunately this record is Out-Of-Print. Melt Banana - Lost Parts Stinging Me So Cold [2003] ALBUM: Cell-Scape Buy Their Album Here Naked City (John Zorn) - Punk China Doll [1989] ALBUM: Naked City Buy the Album Here Can - Mushroom [1971] ALBUM: Tago Mago Buy Their Album Here Caribou - Bees [2005] ALBUM: The Milk of Human KindnessBuy Their Album Here Vashti Bunyan - Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind [1965] 7" Decca Single / Originally released under just "Vashti"This song is Out-Of-Print as far as I know. The Shop Assistants - Its Up To You [1985] EP: All Day Long This song is Out-Of-Print as far as I know. But available online at Little Hits Cobra Killer - L.A. Shaker [2004] ALBUM: 76/77 Buy Their A[...]

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EPISODE 002 - Without my rambling.

Wed, 01 Feb 2006 23:08:00 +0000

HEY! Want to hear just the music without me rambling in-between songs. Well then download this version of Episode 002.

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John Peel hosting his 2003 Xmas guests at Peel Acres.

Wed, 01 Feb 2006 11:51:00 +0000

Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy, Jon Graboff and Laura Cantrell perform "I Lost You But Found Country Music" at John Peel's house (Peel Acres).

The Yank Sizzler Episode 002

Wed, 01 Feb 2006 11:43:00 +0000

Calexico - "Glowing Heart of the World" [1999] Recorded for John Peel Session April 27, 1999. No commercial release as of yet. Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - "Furnace Room Lullaby" [2000] ALBUM: Furnace Room Lullaby Buy her album here. The Everly Brothers - "Down in the Willow Garden" [1958] ALBUM: Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Buy their album here. Santo & Johnny - "Summertime" [1959] ALBUM: Santo & Johnny Buy their album here. Billy Bragg, Wilco & Natalie Merchant - "Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key" [1998] ALBUM: Mermaid Avenue Vol. 1 Buy the album here. Mississippi John Hurt - "Goodnight Irene" [1966] ALBUM: Last Sessions Buy his album here. Skip Spence - "Cripple Creek" [1969] ALBUM: Oar Buy his album here. Bobby Bare Jr. - "Strange Bird" [2004] ALBUM: From the End of Your Leash Buy his album here. Bob Dylan & The Band - "This Wheel's On Fire" [1967] ALBUM: 1975's The Basement Tapes Buy the album here. Papa M - "I Am the Light of This World" [2003] EP: One Buy his album here. Almeda Riddle - "Hangman Tree" [1959] Available: Alan Lomax Archive - ALBUM: V/A Southern Journey V. 5: Bad Man Ballads Buy the comp here. Ballboy & Laura Cantrell - "I Lost You But I Found Country Music" [2003] Recorded for John Peel XMas Session DEC 23, 2003 Peel Acres No commercial release as of yet. Bonnie Prince Billy - "I See A Darkness"[...]

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Episode 001 - Without me talking.

Mon, 30 Jan 2006 08:01:00 +0000

HEY! Want to hear just the music without me rambling in-between songs. Well then download this version of Episode 001.

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