OTRRH REDUX: #1403 “I Can Hear The Grass Grow”

Presented without comment.

Show Me The Way To Get Stoned – David Peel & the Lower East Side
Contact High – Ike & Tina Turner
Acapulco Gold Filters – Cheech & Chong
Stoned – N.S.U.
(break: Rabbit Foot & Toby Time – Mott the Hoople)

Mary Jane – Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera
Stoned To The Bone – James Brown
Weed – Weed
(break: Telstar – Apollo 100)

Grace – Country Joe & the Fish
Electricity – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Long Gone – Syd Barrett
(break: A Janela – Lafayette)

I Don’t Know How – The Superlatives
Again – Silver Apples
See The World (Through My Eyes) – Vinegar Joe
I Can Hear The Grass Grow – The Move
(end: It’s All In The Mind – Nektar)

#1712: The Illusion Crawls

Gorgeous weather in NYC and with no kids around this week I’ve been soaking in music for the past few days. This set’s a little different than usual in that it’s 100% all-vinyl and I don’t talk hardly at all. To share in this dreamy week of mine I figured I’d let you sit back and enjoy the ride, a mix of old and new with that nice vinyl fuzz enveloping it.

Big love to KPISS, Radio Free Brooklyn, the Rodent Hour, Cinema Cinema, Tony Conquerrah, Skunkmello, Winstons & my pal Frank for making spring’s debut week so badass!

Full playlist right down here -> Continue reading #1712: The Illusion Crawls

#1711: New You

Back on track finally after being too sick to put a show together last week, and as I had to recover slowly this episode starts out a little mellow and then builds up to the full cacophony. New music from The Falling Birds, Elkhorn and White Hills and all the vintage gold you don’t know you love yet. Thanks for hanging with me, hope you dig the tunes!

Remember, next week there’s a lot happening:
– Sunday April 9th, Old Time Religion takes over KPISS.fm in Bushwick for an extended special, 3-7pm EST

-Monday April 10th, I’ll be guest-hosting The Rodent Hour with special guests Cinema Cinema 8pm EST on Radio Free Brooklyn.

-Tuesday April 11th, Brand new episode on Affinity Radio 5pm EST/10pm UK

Full playlist below->

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OTRRH REDUX: #1702 “Turbulence”

Weeks and weeks of my kids bringing home every possible combination of illness finally caught up with me and I’ve been bedridden with the most awful flu I’ve had in years.  Loathe as I usually am to run repeats it’s a necessity this week but don’t worry!  I’ve chosen one with all the fire and spirit needed to keep your head about you in our time of collective absurdity!

From classic rabble-rousers like John Lennon, AC/DC & Creedence Clearwater Revival to new dissenters like Sam Kogon & The Resonars, many voices heard from here.  Plus new (at the time) releases from the Beyond Beyond is Beyond & Sunrise Ocean Bender labels and a premiere from King Gizzard.  All the tunes to keep your upper lip stiff in the face of this insanity.

You can find the full playlist here, and I’ll see you next week with a brand new episode on Affinity Radio!

#1710: Almost Grown

Chuck Berry finally shuffled off at the age of 90 this week and as a St. Louis native myself it’s sad to see him go. The first half hour today is all about sneaking a peek at some of his influence. Rest easy to one the most influential figures in rock and roll!

The rest of this week gives some love to Sly Stone for his birthday, Thin Lizzy for being Irish, some hard rockers and psych freakouts and BRAND NEW tracks from Sun Abduction, Pontiak, Entrance, Stuyedeyed, Kung Funghi, & Prana Crafter.  There’s even a preview of Riding Easy Records’ new Brown Acid comp!

Something for everybody is what I’m getting at. I’m gonna put my adult cares aside for a bit and rock out. Care to join me?

Continue reading #1710: Almost Grown

#1709: A Little Touch Of Gravity

Bad weather’s bearing down on NYC this week so I’m bringing the psychedelic vibes to cushion the blow.  This set starts out with a shout out to badass women then heads into the atmosphere with some extended tracks and FUZZ FOR DAYS!

Featuring the premiere of the new White Mystery single plus brand new music from Stuyedeyed, Baked, The Black Doldrums, Dire Wolves, Sundays & Cybele, & the Black Delta Movement. And of course the blend of vintage and modern fuzz you’ve come to expect.
Bundle up, put your back to the wind and prepare to be blown away!

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What’s That Sound? White Mystery – F.Y.M.S.

It’s getting to be time for a new White Mystery album and as you can see by the album cover for F.Y.M.S. (out on 4/20, PREORDER here for DIGITAL or VINYL) they’re not fucking around.  Don’t be fooled by the vivid image the title conjures, however, as this record is probably the most polished I’ve heard from the White siblings so far.

That’s not to say it isn’t still gritty as hell.  Album opener “Ton Up Kid” barrels through the riffs you’d expect from the band, with shout-along choruses and drum flurries in the bridge.  “Black Heart Crusader” is more metal than thrash, Francis pounding out meaty grooves while Alex’s dark guitar works it’s magic.  Title track “FYMS” evokes memories of a young Frank Black as Alex spits Greek insults over a driving backdrop and rocks out to a foul-mouthed chorus, an anthem easily adaptable to your personal favorite dirtbag.

  Continue reading What’s That Sound? White Mystery – F.Y.M.S.

#1708: Free For All

Let’s call it a semi-vinyl set, shall we?

Mostly vinyl selections this week drawn from recent acquisitions and my 5 Favorite Records for March, with brand new stuff thrown in from Strange Majik, Sun Abduction, Ty Segall, Lamagaia, Temples, & King Gizzard!  Plus all the vintage tunes you’d expect from OTRRH, from psychedelic to blues to punk (ish)…

Rock ain’t dead, and neither are we.  Keep on pushing.

Full playlist below, baby-> Continue reading #1708: Free For All

5 Favorite Records: March 2017

Seasons are changing and times are strange but I still have my favorite LPs.

  1. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)
  2. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant – Gear Blues (1998)
  3. The Honeycombs – Here Are The Honeycombs (1964)
  4. Low Culture – Places To Hide (2016)
  5. Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961)

#1707: Enough

It was mid-winter break in NYC this past week and the weather was beyond beautiful, especially for February. Being able to get the kids outside and enjoy the sun on my face took my mind off the world’s perceived turmoil and put it back on my own here and now. This mix keeps that in mind with both modern and vintage psychedelia, heavy grooves and funky soul.

Dig new tracks from The Falling Birds, Winstons, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Savage Blush, Sundays & Cybele, Baked and so much more.
Put the earbuds in, find a warm spot and enjoy!

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#1706: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (feat. Baked)

About a year ago I stumbled on Baked’s first LP, Debt, on Bandcamp and was immediately hooked by their mix of melodic psych, muscular shoe gaze and grungy fuzz.

I was lucky enough to meet up with their singer/guitarist R.J. Gordon last week to talk about the release of the second LP Farnham, his history as a touring musician and sound engineer, and a whole host of other random topics. Peppered throughout are tracks from both records by Baked plus new stuff from local BK acts mixed with some vintage noise for flavor. It was a laid back time and I enjoyed myself a lot. I hope that you do, too. If you do, please, tell a friend.

Check out Baked at their release show, and follow them on the web:

BANDCAMP / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER

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More info and full playlist below->.

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#1705: Out Of My Reality

Gotta get a grip, people. Gotta stay grounded. Here’s how I do it.

Vintage treats galore from funk to punk and new stuff from Ty Segall, The Falling Birds, Winstons. Plus a smattering of garage, psychedelic, hard rock and more from recent decades. It’s a wild mix full of everything from grit to bubblegum, but it can help ease the stress and keep your mind straight.

Eyes up and stay cool out there, folks.

Check out links to the artists and the full playlist below-> Continue reading #1705: Out Of My Reality

#1704: Too Many Fictions

Life can be exhausting.

With so much up in the air these days I find myself more and more grateful for music that can express my feelings on multiple levels. One artist who contributed more than I even knew was the recently departed John Wetton. From his work on my favorite King Crimson records to the myriad of songs I love but didn’t even realize he had a credit on, he contributed so much to modern progressive music that I found it worth taking time out in the middle of this episode to spend on remembering his legacy.

It’s not all a eulogy, though. Surrounding Wetton’s work you’ll find some seriously wild psychedelia stirred together with heavy blues and a punk flourish for the finish. Consider these tunes to help remember the truth of our modern life: while we want so many things to be certain and objectively true it’s often the case that, without diligence, our idea of what’s absolute is still riddled with too many fictions.

Full playlist below, click the artist to find their records->  Continue reading #1704: Too Many Fictions

5 Favorite Records: February 2017

More great vinyl releases past and present!
Enjoy and if you like Old Time Religion Radio, I’d be much obliged if you’d tell a friend.
Have a great February!

  1. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Diddy Wah Diddy 7″ (1966, reissued 2012)
  2. Danava – UnonoU (2008, reissued 2015)
  3. Sly & the Family Stone – Anthology (1981)
  4. Telephone – s/t (1977)
  5. Slow Season – Westing (2016)

#1703: Talking At The Same Time (feat. The Giraffes)

WARNING!  This episode contains heavy riffs, controversial political views and extensive profanity.  So put the kids out on the fire escape while listening.

The Giraffes are playing a big Planned Parenthood benefit at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus on 2/8 (more info here, tickets here) so I threw together my new mobile recording setup and hauled it over to their Greenpoint rehearsal spot for a chat. They didn’t disappoint as we talked about their unfinished new album, their writing process, the inescapable troubles of our United States and more. All seasoned with their sharp, twisted and profane sense of humor.

Featuring lots of great music peppered throughout including nods to legends who’ve passed on, vintage gems dug up and modern sounds from Brooklyn and beyond.

Cover the kids’ ears and dig in!

Follow the Giraffes: WEB / TWITTER / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM

Full playlist and concert details below-> Continue reading #1703: Talking At The Same Time (feat. The Giraffes)

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