As I witness the world in what seems like one hell of a transitional period, and after witnessing the same pattern in my own life, it seems prudent to do some pre-spring cleaning. So here you go, all the songs that have taken a backseat and haven’t made it into a set this year. Surprisingly coherent, always potent. Clear your head and rock on.
I’m off to Denver this week to see some old friends, but I made sure to leave you a heaping pile of hot rock tunes, old and new, to get you through the bitter cold. See you next week, and stay warm out there.
Playlist below-> Continue reading #1605: Release The Beast
2016’s proving as crazy as ever and I’m running the ups & downs with some vintage hard rock mixed with a lot of modern and brand new stuff, including previews of albums from the Captcha & Cardinal Fuzz label team-up and of course Beyond Beyond is Beyond.
Crossing all of the last five or six decades on this one, TUNE IN TRIP OUT ROCK ON.
Full playlist below->
After the raw power of last week’s Lemmy tribute and a week of shoveling snow leftover from Jonas, I needed some salve from my muscles and my mind. The only solution was two hours of psych and soul.
Featuring a ton of vintage classics with nods to the passing of Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) & Clarence Reid (aka Blowfly); along with new tracks from Charles Bradley, Monophonics, Kadhja Bonet, Kamasi Washington, a brand new track from Sunrise Ocean Bender’s SONS OF THE VOID and so much more.
Chill out and ATTUNE.
Playlist below-> Continue reading #1603: Changes
Trudged through a snowstorm to bring you a steaming slurry of hot hard rock to keep your blood moving. Lemmy’s dead, long live Lemmy.
Playlist below -> Continue reading #1602: Real Cool Time
We’ve been watching him for years. As he laid performance after performance out for all to see, his songs accompanying all manner of moments across our lives. When David Bowie passed on last week I was shocked, but as the week wore on I was also taken aback by the immense outpouring of grief and love directed towards the man himself and his work. Two hours isn’t adequate, but it’s all I had so here goes…
Special thanks to my pal and BBOX cohort Tom Ragu for coming by and contributing a special mix for today’s show!
If you’re outside of the US you can listen to this episode here:
…or you can listen anywhere on Spreaker…playlist below…
The time has come to close out another season of the show as we head into a brand new year. 2015 was a lot of fun for OTRRH, and to celebrate I put together a fun set of the vintage tunes that caught my ears this week and some of the new discoveries I made over the past year.
Have a fun, safe holiday and here’s to another year gone, another to come. I’ll see you in a few weeks to kick off season 4!
If you’ve listened to the show at all since I started spinning newer stuff, you’ve likely heard a LOT of tunes from this label. Since it’s near the end of the year I thought I’d take a show and pay tribute to the great releases this Brooklyn-based distributor has been putting out the last few years. So strap in for a MAJOR psychedelic journey, and if you dig what you hear you can get it in all forms over at http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com!
Full playlist below->
Frank and I have known each other since I started at BBOX, so just under 3 years, and every time we get together we end up talking at length about the music we love. We’ve been sharing music back and forth since we first met, and I had the idea that maybe we could do a couple of crossover shows.
So a couple of weeks ago, we decided that I’d come on his show (Maximum Insight, 8-10pm EST every Friday) and he’d come on mine, and we’d do something I coined as “Split the Decks.” Each of us would bring in a random selection of vinyl without the other one knowing what it was, each of us would get one turntable and we’d switch off. Frank picked a track, and based on his pick I’d have to pick the next, and so on and so on.
These two shows were the result, and it was quite a ride. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had doing the live show. Here are both episodes for your listening pleasure, full playlists after the jump…
This episode’s all about getting catharsis after a troubling and terrifying week for humankind. The nuts-and-bolts are some great soul, psych old and new, and all with a mind towards exploring the emotions and sentiments that get dredged up in an age of terrorism and social media.
Trust me, it’s not as down as it sounds. If you have listen, let it scrub your mind. Have a great week, stay safe!
First hour of the show today is to celebrate the life of Allen Toussaint and the birthday of Ennio Morricone. Last half’s all rock to wish well to Eagles of Death Metal and all those affected by the Paris attack, and to pay tribute to a speed-metal staple, Mötorhead drummer Phil Taylor.
Full playlist below…. Continue reading #1542: From A Whisper To A Scream
After last week’s super-heavy Halloween show I needed a break from heavy metal, so this week’s a grab bag of vintage and modern soul, psychedelic, garage and a heavy nod to the film Velvet Goldmine at the beginning. Dig in and get down!
Playlist below–> Continue reading #1541: Inside
Goddamn do I love Halloween. It’s not about dressing up and pretending to be somebody else for me, though. It’s something about exploring a darker side, and I’ve always been fascinated by the human urge to try and fool or beg the dark forces into showing mercy during the long night of winter. Plus, y’know, it gives me an excuse to play more fuzzy, heavy music. Which I did.
Enjoy a sludgy mix of heavy metal, weird psych and some of those older garage tunes. Plus some campfire tales from the legendary Vincent Price. Slap together a costume and party tonight, but don’t forget to save a little booty for bribing those dark forces.
If this promo doesn’t make you wanna listen, I don’t know what will…
Full playlist below…
It was my great pleasure to speak with Chicago’s own White Mystery as they head into Brooklyn tonight to play a late-night gig at the Acheron (show details here). Miss Alex White shared what it’s like to be on tour pretty much all of the time, running a business from the road and what’s to come for her and her brother Francis as they continue their 10-year mission to rock the world.
To set the stage there’s a mix of vintage soul, blues and garage from Chicago groups and a nice lead-in of crazy, heavy psych. Many thanks to White Mystery for chatting with me, and big thanks to all of you for listening.
Just the Interview:
What a crazy week! My own life got a little nuts, “Court Of The Crimson King” turned 45, and we lost Gail Zappa and Steve McKay of The Stooges. I needed some help to get my head straight, and so this set is all over the place to provide ample therapy for the addled mind. New stuff from Cardinal Fuzz & Beyond Beyond is Beyond (of course) and plenty of vintage tracks to spread around as well. Please your ears! Playlist after the break:
…and for the Spreakerheads out there…