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This podcast series & blog is inspired by the life of John Peel (1939-2004).

John reached millions of people around the world with his 40 plus years of broadcasting that was carried on the BBC, BBC World Service and countless subscribing radio stations the globe over. You could hear Peel everywhere from mainland Europe, India, Africa to the USA and of course all over the British Isles.

You'll be able to listen to everything great I get my hands on, from studio tracks, private live recordings, online only exclusives to forgotten vinyl gems.

The point is to allow people to listen to great music regardless of commercial intent. Peelie was too modest to want a show dedicated to him. It's always about the music. So from Lawrence, KS to everywhere we can possibly reach, let us remember what it's like to play music without boundaries and restrictions.

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A new blog that hosts some of Peel's old shows.

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A Peelie Blog.

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An archive for Peel Sessions.

Slow Thrills Blog.
A great blog about music in general, but focuses on Peel quite a bit.

Also, if you have the P2P program Soulseek and wish to grab/share/offer John Peel material with me. I have two accounts, a primary account under "stoecker" and a secondary account under "michstoecker". Right now I probably have about 500 hours of Peel recordings that I'm sharing with everyone.
That said, you can not be abusive and try to dl everything.


Film and Video Production.

My old radio station. It's still playing the best music on the airwaves.

A great music blog.

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Listen to Robert Moore's
fantastic radio show
out of Kansas City

The Retro Red-Eye Express Radio Show on KKFI hosted by Sunshine.





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 www.emusic.com

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.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47pm CDT

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 Blog

Loretta Lynn - Gift of the Blues [1966]
Album: A Country Christmas
Buy it here.

Jerry & the Landslides - Get Off of My Roof [1965]
7" Single
Available 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 Spector
Buy it here.

The New Kids on the Block - The Christmas Song [1989]
Album: Merry, Merry Christmas

Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter [2006]
Boxset: Songs for Christmas
Buy it here.

John Fahey - We Three Kings Of Orient Are [1982]
Album: Christmas Guitar
Buy 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 Compilation
Buy it here.

The Beatles - Christmastime is Here Again [1967]
1967 Xmas Fan Club Single
No Commercial Release

Louis Armstrong - White Christmas [1952]
Album: Moments to Remember
Buy it here.

Judy Garland - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [1944]
Decca Single
Buy it here.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm CDT

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 Block
Buy 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" Single
Out of Print.
Available at www.littlehits.com

St. Vincent - These Days [2006]
EP: Paris is Burning (Tour Release Only)
Available at GorillavsBear Music Blog
St. Vincent's Myspace

Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep [1958]
Demon Records Single
Buy 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 Single
Reissued: V-A: Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label
Buy it here.

Roy Orbison - Domino [1962]
Album: Orbiting with Roy Orbison
Reissue: The Complete Sun Sessions
Buy it here.

Beach House - Apple Orchid [2006]
Album: S/T
Buy it Here.

Pussy Galore - Alright [1987]
Album: Right Now
Buy it here.

Hungry March Band - Hyper Ciao [2003]
Album: On the Waterfront
Buy it here.

Daniel Johnston - Some Things Last a Long Time [1990]
Album: 1990
Buy it here.
Direct download: TheYankSizzler019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm CDT


Cleveland Crochet
- Drunkard's Dream [1961]
Single Goldband Records

White Whale - The Admiral [2006]
Buy the album here.

The Fuses - Adults Walk Fast [2004]
Album: Eastern Cities
Buy the album here.

Raud Ants - Mõisaori (Kose) [2005]
Album: Karjasepõli
Buy the album here.

The Mountain Goats - Maybe Sprout Wings [2006]
Album: Get Lonely
Buy the album here.

The Black Lips - Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah [2005]
Album: Let It Bloom
Buy the album here.

120 Days - Get Away [2006]
Album: S/T
Buy the album here.

Ivor Cutler - Dad's Lapse [1974]
Album: Dandruff
Buy the album here.

Eli Wamala, M. Phillip & more - Hamadi [1966]
Album: V-A: The Kampala Sound: 1960's Ugandan Dance Music

Ladytron - 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 Russia
Buy the album here.

The Patti Smith Group - Rock n' Roll Nigger [1978]
Album: Easter
Buy the album here.

The Talking Heads - Love --> Building on Fire [1977]
Sire Records Single
Buy the album here.

Justin Bond & The Hungry March Band - In the End [2006]
Album: Shortbus OST
Buy the album here.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49pm CDT

George Lucas is a Whore

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.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 9:13pm CDT

The PJ Harvey Peel Sessions 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
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 8:45pm CDT


DJ Shadow - The Artifact [2006]
Album: The Outsider
Buy 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 Punks
Buy their album here.

Stereolab - French Disko [1993]
EP: Jenny Ondioline
Re-released: Serene Velocity (A Stereolab Anthology)
Buy their album here.

Sparklehorse - Shade & Honey [2006]
Album: Dreamt For Light Years in the Belly of the Mountain
Buy their album here.

Them Two - Am I a Good Man? [196?]
Deep City Single
Re-released: V-A: Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label
Buy the compilation here.

Squarepusher - The Modern Bass Guitar [2006]
Album: Hello Everything
Buy his album here.

Fresh Maggots - Dole Song [1971]
Album: Fresh Maggots...Hatched
Buy their album here.

Tom Waits - Can't Hold Back the Spring [2006]
Boxset: Orphans
Buy the boxset here.

Pajo - Prescription Blues [2006]
Album: 1968
Buy his album here.

Ad Astra Per Aspera - Voodoo Economics [2006]
Album: Catapult Calypso
Buy their album here.

Delia Gonzales & Gavin Russom - Relevee [2004]
Compilation: V - A: They Keep Me Smiling
Buy the compilation here.

The Dodgems - Lord Lucan [1979]
John Peel Session (Recorded Sept. 17, 1979)
No Commercial Release

Direct download: TheYankSizzler017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm CDT

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

I Love You Guys For Sticking Around,

Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm CDT

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 Children
Buy the album here.

Love - Hey Joe [1966]
Album: S/T
Buy 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 & Roll
Buy the album here.

CSS - Let's Make Love & Listen to Death From Above [2006]
Album: Cansei De Ser Sexy
Buy the album here.

Ada - Maps [2004]
Album: Blondie
Buy the album here.

The Mountain Goats - No Children [2002]
Album: Tallahassee
Buy the album here.

Mission of Burma - Academy Fight Song [1980]
7" Single / Rereleased Signals, Calls, & Marches Deluxe EP
Buy the album here.

Love - Your Mind and We Belong Together [1968]
7" Single / Rereleased Forever Changes Deluxe LP
Buy the album here.

The Bar-Kays - Soul Finger [1967]
Album: Soul Finger
Buy the album here.

Broken Social Scene - KC Accidental [2003]
Album: You Forgot It In People
Buy the album here.

Chad VanGaalen - Flower Gardens [2006]
Album: Skilliconnection
Buy 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 Pong
Buy 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 Capo
Buy the album here.

Direct download: TYS016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm CDT

Arthur Lee of Love, <br>March 7, 1945 - August 3, 2006 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]
Category:Remembrance -- posted at: 1:11pm CDT

Jens, you suave mofo. 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

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 9:54am CDT

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

(MP3Pro Format Encoded)
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

ballboy's own podcast. 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.
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm CDT

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 Jets
Buy 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 Love
Album due September 2006.
Their Myspace Page has the single.

Jamie Radford - You're So Warm [2006]
Album: Athens
Buy his album here.

Hot Chip - Over and Over [2006]
Album: The Warning
Buy their album here.

Sleater-Kinney - Little Mouth [1996]
Album: Call the Doctor
Buy their album here.

Shocking Blue - Send Me a Postcard [1969]
Album: Scorpio's Dance
Buy 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 Heart
Buy their album here.

Sleater-Kinney - I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone [1996]
Album: Call the Doctor
Buy 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 Hall
Buy their album here.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32am CDT

Sleater-Kinney call it quits. No one will be able to replace them. 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.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 11:48am CDT

The coolest 7" Rough Trade will produce this year. 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.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 3:49pm CDT

Sonic Youth go bowling. 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
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

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 Jukebox
Buy their album here.

Sonic Youth - Reena [2006]
Album: Rather Ripped
Buy their album here.

King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - Dub the Right Way [1976-79]
Album: Freedom Sounds in Dub
Dub 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 Friends
Buy 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 Hearts
Buy their album here.

The Murder City Devils - Press Gang [2000]
Album: In Name & Blood
Buy their album here.

The Slits - Love und Romance [1977]
Recorded John Peel Session Sept. 19, 1977
Album: The Complete Peel Sessions
Buy their album here.

The Octopus Project - Music is Happiness [2005]
Album: One Ten Hundred Thousand Million
Buy their album here.

Ex Orkest - Kokend Asfalt [2000]
Album: Een Rondje Holland
Buy their album here.

Superargo - I'm Still Painting Without You [2003]
Album: S/T
Buy his album here.

Josh White - Takin' Names [1956]
Album: Josh at Midnight
Buy his album here.

Arthur & Yu - Afterglow [2005]
Demo Recording
Check out their Myspace page.

Marianne Dissard - le Lendemain [2005]
Demo Recording
Check 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 Tube
Buy his album here.

Hank Williams - You Win Again [1952]
MGM 7"
Buy his album here.

Direct download: YankSizzler014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm CDT

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.

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT

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 Sessions
Buy 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/T
Buy his album here.

Mono in VCF - Ultra Love [2005]
EP: The Voltage Control
Buy their album here.

Quasi - Merry Xmas [2006]
Album: When The Going Gets Dark
Buy their album here.

Dead Moon - 54/40 (live) [1996]
Album: Hype! Soundtrack
Buy the comp. here.

Dead Moon - It's OK (live) [2004]
Recorded April 10, 2004 Paaspop, Schijndel, Holland.
Released Dead Ahead Tour 2004 EP
Buy their album here.

The Young Offenders - Waxwings [2006]
Smoking Club Demo
Check out their Myspace page.

Ghostland Observatory - Candy Rider [2005]
Album: delete.delete.i.eat.meat
Check out their Myspace page.

Galaxie 500 - Submission [1990]
John Peel Session Oct. 30, 1990.
EP: Peel Sessions
Buy their album here.

Amagugu Odumu - Morena Boluka [2003]
Album: V/A - The Rough Guide to South African Gospel
Buy the comp. here.

Sly & The Family Stone - Runnin Away [1971]
Album: There's a Riot Goin On
Buy their album here.

Shrag - Mark E. Smith [2005]
Demo Recording
Check 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.
Direct download: TYS_013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31pm CDT

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.

DJ Shadow - unnamed track [2003]
Album: Diminishing Returns
This album is out-of-print.

The Chills - Pink Frost [1984]
7" single Flying Nun
Rereleased Kaleidoscope World [1993]
Buy their album here.

Ad Astra Per Aspera - Goodland at Night [2004]
EP: Cubic Zirconia
Buy their EP here.

The Go-Betweens - Cattle and Cane [1983]
Album: Before Hollywood
Buy their album here.

Malcolm Middleton - Loneliness Shines [2005]
Album: Into the Woods
Buy his album here.

Art Brut - Modern Art [2005]
Album:Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Buy 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/T
Buy their album here.

PJ Harvey - You Come Through (live) [2004]
Recorded at John Peel Memorial "Keep It Peel" Dec. 16, 2004
No commercial release is available of this recording.

Lesa Cormier & The Sundown Playboys - Saturday Night Special [1972]
7" Single Apple Records
Out-of-print. But you can find this song on the compilation Morrissey: Under the Influence

Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina [1968]
Album: S/T
Buy their album here.

Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives [2006]
EP: Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives
Buy their EP here.

Interview with Garrison Reid of IndieInterviews

Ramesh Srivastava of Voxtrot - Shayla (acoustic)
Recorded by Garrison Reid in Denton, TX April 21, 2006.
Get the MP3 here.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler_012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26am CDT

Son House 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.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 11:59pm CDT

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 Sonics
Buy their album here.

Piney Gir - Boston [2005]
Album: Peakahokahoo
Buy 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 Signal
Buy 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 Bomb
Buy their album here.

Erma Franklin - Piece of My Heart [1967]
Shout Records 7" / Rereleased: V/A: Soul Sides: Vol. 1
Buy the comp. here.

Kaleidoscope - Hang Out [1968]
Album: Kaleidoscope
Rereleased - V/A: Peace, Love, & Poetry: Mexican Psychedelic
Buy 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 Record
Buy her album here.

Tanghetto - Blue Monday [2006]
Soundtrack: La Mujer de Mi Hermano
Buy the sdtrk here.

Jack Kerouac - excerpt from The Beat Generation
Boxset: The Jack Kerouac Collection
Buy the boxset here.

Refused - Summerholidays Vs. Punkroutine [1998]
Album: The Shape of Punk To Come
Buy their album here.

Refused - New Noise [1997]
Recorded live Jan. 30, 1997, Popstad, Galaxen, Umeå, Sweden.
No commercial release available.

Refused - Tannhäuser/Derivè [1998]
Album: The Shape of Punk To Come
Buy their album here.

Direct download: theyanksizzler011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:46pm CDT

Gogol Bordello rips it up at NPR. 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.

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 4:49am CDT

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.

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 12:57am CDT

Yet another Boston 80's band. 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.

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 4:30pm CDT

PUB PUNK / POST PUNK 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)

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 11:54am CDT

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 Town
Buy the release.

Love Is All - Talk Talk Talk Talk [2006]
Album: Nine Times That Same Song
Buy their album.

Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor [2005]
Album: The Loon
Buy their album.

Love - A House is Not a Motel [1968]
Album: Forever Changes
Buy their album.

The MC5 - Skunk (Sonicly Speaking) [1971]
Album: High Time
Buy their album.

Precious Bryant - Morning Train [2005]
Album: The Truth
Buy her album.

Balkan Beat Box - Meboli (feat. Vlada Tomova) [2005]
Album: S/T
Buy their album.

The Favourites - SOS [1979]
7" on 4 Play Records
Available at Little Hits Music Blog or Here

True West - I'm Not Here [1983]
12" EP: Bring Out Your Dead
But 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 http://www.collectorscum.com/ 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.
But check out the band's website
or check out the details of the BBC Session.

The Black Angels - The Sniper At the Gates of Heaven [2006]
Album: Passover
Buy 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 511

Black Box Recorder - Seasons in the Sun [1998]
Album: England Made Me (Bonus Track)
Buy their album.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler_010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm CDT

Sparklehorse and William Blake tag team a great city. 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)
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 2:18pm CDT

Nadia Cattouse is one pricey lady. 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.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 1:09am CDT

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 Ends
Buy their album.

Jacques Dutronc - Fais Pas Ci Fais Pas Ca [196?]
Album: Le Double Disque D'Or De Jacques Dutronc
Buy 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 Radio2
The show has been taken down, but several blogs are hosting mp3's of it - http://20six.fr/bopperenlarme & http://gorillavsbear.blogspot.com/

Mission of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver [1981]
EP: Signals, Calls & Marches
Buy their album.

The National - Looking For Astronauts [2005]
Album: Alligator
Buy 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 Tape
Not 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' Underground
Eugene Hutz & Oren Kaplen only.
Recorded live for Leon Napoleon Radio Show 2005
Radio Station's Website [in Hebrew]
Not available commercially.

Gert Wilden & Orchestra - Follow Me [1971]
Album: Was Manner Nicht Fur Moglich Halten
Re-released The Schulmadchen Report / Schoolgirl Report [1996]
Buy the album.

Tom Waits - Who Are You [1992]
Album: Bone Machine
Buy his album.

The Ramones - I Believe in Miracles [1989]
Album: Brain Drain
Buy their album.

Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am CDT

Gogol Bordello on Leon Napoleon Radio Show March 2005 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.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 1:42am CDT

She sang nothing else like it. 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.

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

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.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:42am CDT

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.

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 9:17am CDT

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 Naxx
Buy the album here.

Buck Owens - It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me) [1967]
Capital 7" Single
Buy 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 Dance
Buy their album here.

The Black Eyes - Deformative [2003]
Album: S/T
Buy their album here.

Bearsuit- Drinkink [2005]
Album: Team Ping Pong
Buy their album here.

XTC - Complicated Game [1979]
Album: Drums & Wires
Buy their album here.

Jason Forrest Interview Part 1

Jason Forrest - My 36 Favorite Punk Songs [2005]
Album: Shamelessly Exciting
Buy his album here.

Jason Forrest Interview Part 2

Minor Threat - Salad Days [1983]
Released 1985's Salad Days 7"
Buy their album here.

Jason Forrest Interview Part 3

Jason Forrest (feat. Laura Cantrell) - Nightclothes & Headphones [2005]
Album: Shamelessly Exciting
Buy his album here.

Jason Forrest Interview Part 4

Laura Cantrell - Bees [2005]
Album: Humming By the Flowering Vine
Buy her album here.

Jason Forrest (feat. Maja Ratjke) - Evil Doesn't Exist Anymore [2005]
Album: Shamelessly Exciting
Buy his album here.
Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:48am CDT

Gogol Bordello 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.
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11am CDT

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

Category:Release Spotlight -- posted at: 9:01pm CDT

A full on frontal podcasting-blogger orgy. 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.
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm CDT

Remembrance Take a moment today to think fondly of the pioneer of the Bakersfield country sound.
Category:Remembrance -- posted at: 8:03pm CDT

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]
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.
Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am CDT

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
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 10:38pm CDT

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 album here.

Ivor Cutler - The Railway Sleepers [1974]
Album: Dandruff
Buy his album here.

Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm CDT

These things always come in waves. 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.
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am CDT

RIP Ivor Cutler 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.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52am CDT

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.

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 8:33pm CDT

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 Out-of-Print, but you can email Jon, the lead singer, and ask for a copy.

Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets [1974]
Album: Here Come the Warm Jets
Buy his album here.

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks [1978]
Album: The Undertones
Buy their album here.
Direct download: TheYankSizzler005.mp3
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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 [2003]
Album: The Sash My Father Wore and Other Stories
Buy their album here.

X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours [1977]
7" Virgin Single / Rereleased Germ Free Adolescents Remaster 2005
Buy their album here.

Tom Waits - Midtown [1985]
Album: Rain Dogs
Buy his album here.

Squarepusher - Love Will Tear Us Apart [2002]
Album: Do You Know Squarepusher?
Buy his album here.

Nina Simone - Feeling Good [1965]
Album: I Put A Spell On You
Buy her album here.

Elliot Smith - Between the Bars / Somebody's Baby (aka Twilight) / Blackbird [2003]
Recorded live May 03, 2003 The Steamboat, Austin, TX
No Commercial Release Available

Badly Drawn Boy - Fewer Words [2004]
Album: One Plus One is One
Buy his album here.

Direct download: THEYANKSIZZLER004_1.mp3
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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 -
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Please feel free to hop on over to these sights and vote for the show.

Thanks, Michael
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I'm on MySpace. 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.
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am CDT


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 Kindness
Buy 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 Album Here

Kid Koala - Skanky Panky [live 2003]
EP: Live from the Short Attention Span Audio Theater [2005]
Buy His Album Here

Murderbot - Rub-A-Dub Soldier [2006]
Forthcoming 12" on Jungle X
Buy It When It Comes Out

SoundsGood - Peter Pan [2002]
ALBUM: Joe Good and Miles Bonny Present...
Buy Their Album Here

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Frenzy [1957]
7" OKeh Single / rereleased Frenzy [1982]
Buy His Album Here

John Barry - Midnight Cowboy [1969]
ALBUM: Midnight Cowboy OST
Buy the Score Here

Direct download: TheYankSizzler003.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39am CDT

HEY! Want to hear just the music without me rambling in-between songs. Well then download this version of Episode 002.
Direct download: TheYankSizzler002-NoTalking.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm CDT

John Peel hosting his 2003 Xmas guests at Peel Acres. Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy, Jon Graboff and Laura Cantrell perform "I Lost You But Found Country Music" at John Peel's house (Peel Acres).
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51am CDT

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]
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 - www.lomaxarchive.com
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" [1999]
ALBUM: I See A Darkness
Buy his album here.

Son House - "John the Revelator" [1970]
ALBUM: John the Revelator
Buy his album here.

Andrea Zonn - "Closing - Hick's Farewell" [2004]
ALBUM: V/A Appalachian Picking Society
Buy the comp here.

Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash - "I'll Be Waiting" [Live 1996]
Recorded live July 09, 1996, Irving Plaza, NYC
No commercial release as far as I know.

Direct download: TheYankSizzler002-Talk.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43am CDT

HEY! Want to hear just the music without me rambling in-between songs. Well then download this version of Episode 001.
Direct download: PODCAST_01_-_NON_TALK_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01am CDT

Songs this week -

The Cuban Boys - "The Nation Needs You" [2005]
Available at Their Website

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - "Zig Zag Wanderer" [1967]
ALBUM: Safe as Milk
Buy Their Album Here

Bo Diddley - "We're Gonna Get Married" [1966]
Checker 7" / rereleased Rare & Well Done [1991]
Buy His Album Here

DJ Shadow - "High Noon" [1997]
Mo'Wax 12" / rereleased Preemptive Strike [1998]
Buy His Album Here

Marie Laforet - "Marie douceur-Marie colere" (Paint it black) [1967]
Intagrale Festival 1960-1970 Vol. 4 / rereleased Sunnyside Cafe Series: Pop a Paris Vol. 1 [2004]
Buy the Album Here

The Make-Up - "Born on the Floor" [1999]
K Records 7" / rereleased I Want Some [2000]
Buy Their Album Here

The Misunderstood - "Who Do You Love?" [1966]
ALBUM: Before the Dream Faded
Buy Their Album Here

Love - "Stephanie Knows Who" [1967]
ALBUM: Da Capo
Buy Their Album Here

Random Aztech - "Gravity" [Live 1988]
ALBUM: Live From Lawrence LP

Panic Ear Service - "Action" [1993]
ALBUM: Grand Rapids / rereleased Tiny Idols
Grand Rapids is OOP, but Tiny Idols can be bought.

Devotchka - "Venus in Furs" [Live 2005]
Recorded for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic
Listen to Their Session Here

Yann Tiersen - "Les Jours Tristes"
Album: L'absente UPDATE
Many thanks to Damian Corrigan for helping me discover the album this track was on.
Buy the album

Nadia Cattouse - "Long Time Boy" [1961]
B-Side to "Boy Without the Heart" / rereleased Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up
Buy the Comp Here

Rico & The Rudies - "The Lion Speaks" [1969]
Trombone Man: Anthology 1961-1971
Buy His Anthology Here

Frank Sinatra - "All My Tomorrows" [1959]
Capital 7"
Buy the Box Set Here

Direct download: PODCAST_01_-_TALK.mp3
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The Yank Sizzler Begins
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