“So after working for eight years I discovered at the end that nobody had ever paid my taxes and I owed a fortune. So then you have to leave the country. So I said fuck it, and left the country” -Mick Jagger
April in Paris conjures up images of tranquility; down in the south of France at Villa Nellcote during spring and summer 1971, not so much. Formerly occupied by Nazis trying to hide after WWII, the villa had a history of decadence. The Rolling Stones simply updated it with sex, drugs and rock & roll. Despite all their problems (check Robert Greenfield’s excellent account in the book, “Exile On Main Street: A Season In Hell With The Rolling Stones”) The Stones produced what many agree was their best recording and their only double-album. Even with all this music there was plenty left behind. On May 18th “Exile On Main Street” will be re-released in two deluxe packages: one with LPs, a book and DVD material, the other a CD-only package. Both contain ten songs not commercially available before: alternate takes of Soul Survivor and Loving Cup (perhaps the drunken Keith version), Pass the Wine, I’m Not Signifying, Dancing in the Light, So Divine, Following the River, Plundered My Soul, Title 5 and Good Time Women (which became Tumbling Dice). Although “Exile” is a great title (based on the band’s tax problems), it could have just as easily been called “Song of the South”. It has roots in American blues, country, rockabilly and R & B from our southern states, played better than most Americans ever will.
Hear the original radio ad for “Exile on Main Street” here
When Mick Jones was booted out of The Clash in the summer of 1983, his old band claimed he’d become a lost sheep. Was it so wrong to fall under the spell of drum machines, synthesizers and sampling? One of the better pop examples of the time was 1985′s “This is Big Audio Dynamite”, now released in an expanded 2-disc CD package. Besides the remastered original, the set includes 12-inch mixes and previously unreleased material.
Hear this classic on KZSC along with other sounds from the Reagan Era Saturday mornings between 10 AM and noon on “Living in the 80′s”. You’ll also have a chance to win a copy of “This is Big Audio Dynamite: The Legacy Edition” this week so be sure to brush up on your 80′s trivia. Good luck!
This is one of those records that is sure to get a huge amount of love at our station: Golden Triangle‘s “Double Jointer” album. Check out the video below to get why. It’s a mix of sweaty sweaty garagey post-punk with lots of pretty girls. Really, it’s a very special KZSC recipe for success.
So, yep they did it. To us. Again. Through the heart? Maybe.
Animal Collective released a new collection of songs: their Fall Be Kind EP. As a long-time AC fan, it’s kind of easy for me to slip into really loving everything they do. However, their last album (Merriweather Post Pavillion) sort of threw me through one of those trials we have in romantic relationship; the “you’re still really cute but you’re getting seriously irritating” romantic trial that some of us might know all too well. Summertime Clothes? Undeniably catchy. My Girls? Good god this is summertime bliss! But it didn’t blow me out of the water. More importantly, it didn’t blow my head off with greatness, it didn’t rub my face in fleshy dirt the way Sung Tongs was capable of doing. So consider me, at this point, a skeptical yet still enamored fan.
The new EP? Compelling. Gorgeous. “Bleed” is the most wonderfully hypnotic song that I need to hear every morning that I need to hear late at night that a crazy night of storytelling is incomplete without. The whole EP draws out, brings me in, hypnotizes me, and brings me to that meditative state that only a good cup of distortion and repetition could take me to. The final verdict? A good move in the Animal Collective story. It’s possible that they hype can scare us all out of our skin at times, but there’s nothing like some good meditative noises and shouting to wash it out of our systems.
That’s right sisters, and they’re here to knock the monochromes offa your outfit and offa your face. Harlequin Baby is the name of the fantastico: 2 girls, 1 guy, no baby, and notso gruesome. They make an edible brand of electronic music that is all crystals all candy all icecream all sexycute. ANDDD big news: they’re returning from their no-show vacation this Thursday. It’s a house show, boos, you know how we do, and it’s going to make you dance dance sweat sweat super happy happy meal. Got it?
1. Head to their hosted colorful land
2. Listen to their jamz, get jamming.
3. Come to the show: This THURSDAY 11/19 … 6:35pm sharp … 215 Storey St.