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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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John Peel's
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The Kat's Karavan
A new blog that hosts some of Peel's old shows.

The Peel Tapes
by Jon Horne

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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.

KCUR's Sonic Spectrum

Listen to Robert Moore's
fantastic radio show
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The Retro Red-Eye Express Radio Show on KKFI hosted by Sunshine.





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