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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
Radio 1 Archive

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

The Peel Tapes
by Jon Horne

The John Peel
Tape and File Project

A Peelie Blog.

The Perfumed Garden
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
out of Kansas City

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





Black Christmas for the holidays Hey everybody,

Thought I'd pop on real quick at Xmas time with a treat for you.

Black Christmas
are a wonderful instrumental rock band from Lawrence, KS and they have a new album called "By Way of Decay" thats splendid in every genuine way. I recommend the warm sound of it on vinyl. Here's a cut from the A side for you entitled The Black Heva.

Black Christmas - The Black Heva (192 kbps MP3)

RIYL: Mogwai, GYBE, Bardo Pond.

Contact them to grab a copy before it's gone.

Black Christmas Myspace.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 9:37am CDT

Jimmy Murphy - We Live a Long, Long Time [1951]
78rpm RCA Victor
Reissued: Sixteen Tons of Rock & Roll
Buy it Here.

{{{Sunset}}} - Dear Friend (Falling Domino) [2008]
Album: The Glowing City
Buy it Here.

Negativland - Perfect Scrambled Eggs [1987]
Compilation: Potatoes: Folk Songs From Ralph Records
Out of Print.

CPC Gangbangs - Teenage Crimewave [2007]
Album: Mutilation Nation
Buy it Here.

Anandji & Kalyanji Shah - Ganges a Go-Go [1999]
Compiled and remixed by Dan the Automator & DJ Shadow
Album: Bombay the Hard Way
Buy it here.

Alton Ellis & The Flames - Dance Crasher [1966]
Treasure Isle 7"
Reissued: Be True to Yourself: The Early Years
Buy it here.

The Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal [2008]
Album: S/T
Buy it Here.

Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause - Man in Love [2008]
Album: The Rustic Contemporary Sounds of ...
Buy it Here.

The Crumb Brothers - Seat in the Kingdom [19??]
Compilaton LP: Life is a Problem
Buy it Here.

Portishead - Deep Water [2008]
Album: Third
Buy it Here.

Abe Vigoda - Endless Sleeper [2008]
Album: Skeleton
Buy it Here.

Fallen World - Color Coded System (Epsilon Remix) [2007]
12" Epsilon/Maladroit "Dance Like You´re Spelling Gurdjieff"
Buy it Here.

Genghis Tron - Endless Teeth [2008]
Album: Board Up the House
Buy it here.

The Evil - I'm Movin' On [1966]
7" Norton Split w/ The Montells
Buy it Here.

Santogold vs Diplo - The Guns of Brooklyn [2008]
/ The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko (Diplo remix)
Album: Top Ranking Santogold - A Diplo Dub
Buy it Here.

Giant Sand - The Desperate Kingdom of Love [2008]
Album: proVISIONS
Buy it Here.

The Wilders - Someone's Got To Pay [2008]
Album: Someone's Got To Pay
Buy it Here.

Dion McGregor - The Great Waltz Party [1964]
Album: Dion McGregor Dreams Again
Buy it Here.

Pissed Jeans - I'm Turning Now [2007]
Album: Hope For Men
Buy it Here.

The French - Punk Rock's Going To Die [2003]
Recorded July 3, 2003 John Peel Session
No Commercial Release Available

Tom Dutson - Lil' School Song [195?]
Compilation LP: Life is a Problem
Buy it Here.

Alton Ellis & Eddy Perkins - We're Going Rollin' [196?]
Reissued: Nuclear Weapon: Duke Reid The Trojan
Buy it here.

Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_032.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm CDT

Alton Ellis - RIP Sad news.
Alton Ellis, the godfather of Rocksteady, passed away at the age of 70 in London over the weekend.

There's not a damn more splendid tune to dance and remember the man by.

Alton Ellis & Eddy Perkins -

We're Going Rollin' (MP3)

Category:Remembrance -- posted at: 3:13am CDT

Rocking Czechs with Milos Forman. So I watched Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde) the other night. It's Milos Forman's breakout Czech film before he graced our shores here in the US. The film was genuine and nice, but what I couldn't get out of my head was the opening song played live acoustically by a woman who wasn't even a character in the storyline. She just appears and pounds out this rocking tune on the guitar and then the story starts. I can't read Czech, but I think that Evžen Illín wrote the song. If you know, let me in on it.

I ripped this MP3 straight from the DVD.

Evžen Illín - Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde) [MP3]
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 8:07pm CDT

Well I'm finally off me duff and have another episode out in addition to the Tom Waits themed episode that I just finished as well. There is unabashedly cool new stuff from High Places, Vivian Girls, The Black Angels and Ad Astra Per Aspera.

Remember, Pandas will reproduce more often if they know you are listening to the Yank Sizzler Podcast.

Download The Yank Sizzler Podcast 031 HERE.

The Songlist :

Crystal Castles - Xxzxcuzx Me [2008]
Album: S/T
Buy the Album Here.

The Black Angels - Doves [2008]
Album: Directions To See A Ghost
Buy the Album Here.

Sonic Chicken 4 - Sexiest [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy the Album Here.

Taken By Trees - Hours Pass Like Centuries [2007]
Album: Open Field
Buy the Album Here.

Dark Meat - Freedom Ritual [2006]
Album: Universal Indians
Buy the Album Here.

Vinicio Capossela - Il Ballo di San Vito [2003]
Album: L' Indispensabile: Best of Vinicio Capossela
Buy the Album Here.

Mammoth Life - To Suffer For Passion [2007]
Album: Kaleidoscopic Art Pop
Buy the Album Here.

High Places - Sandy Feat (7" Version) [2007]
S/T 7" (Out of Print)
Buy the MP3 here.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - Old Skool's Getting Old [2007]
Compilation: KJHK Farm Fresh Sounds (Winter 2007)
Out of Print.
But you can download the whole album here.

Sister Nancy - Gwan A School [1982]
Album: One Two (Out of Print)
Buy the MP3 Album Here.

Blind Willie Johnson - Mother's Children Have a Hard Time [1927]
78 RPM
Download the free MP3 here.

Isobel Campbell - Loving Hannah [2006]
Album: Milk White Sheets
Buy the Album Here.

Belle & Sebastian - Nothing In the Silence (John Peel Session) [2001]
John Peel Session May 11, 2001.
Never Officially Released.

Blood On the Wall - Junkeee...Julieee [2008]
Album: Liferz
Buy the Album Here.

A Place To Bury Strangers - Missing You [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy the Album Here.

Ad Astra Per Aspera - Danger Bird Blues [2008]
Love Garden Records 7"
Buy the 7" Here.

King Khan & The Shrines - Torture - [2008]
Album: The Supreme Genius of...
Buy the Album Here.

Vivian Girls - All of The Time [2008]
Album: S/T
Out of Print - But In The Red will be re-releasing it in the fall.

Harry Feinberg - It All Depends On You [2000]
Short Film: A Portrait of Harry (Dir. Thomas Trail)
DVD: The Best of Resfest Vol. 1
Buy the DVD Here.

Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_031.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

Podcast Special on Tom Waits I was incredibly lucky and got to finally see Tom Waits play last week. I took in two shows. The first in Tulsa at the Brady Theatre and the second at the majestic Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Marvelous times and the experience inspired me to do a full episode dedicated to the man himself. Check it out as we hear his best studio recordings, live concerts and radio sessions. I hope you enjoy this treasure of a man as much as I do.

Photo by Anton Corbijn.

Download the MP3 PODCAST HERE.

Tom Waits - Nirvana (Charles Bukowski) [2006]
Album: Orphans Boxset
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Yesterday is Here [1987]
Album: Frank's Wild Years
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - San Diego Serenade (Live 1976)
Recorded Dec. 14, 1976 for Vin Scelsa's Radio Show
Idiot's Delight on WNEW FM NYC
Not Available Commercially

Tom Waits - Tom Traubert's Blues / Waltzing Matilda (Live 1979)
Recorded May 2, 1979 State Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Not Available Commercially

Tom Waits - What Keeps Mankind Alive? [1985]
Compilation: Lost in the Stars - A Tribute to Kurt Weill
Re-released: Orphans Boxset
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Midtown (instrumental) [1985]
Album: Rain Dogs
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Goin Out West [1992]
Album: Bone Machine
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones [1983]
Album: Swordfishtrombones
Buy it Here.

Allen Ginsburg & Tom Waits - America / Closing Time [1996]
Unofficial Release.
Get it here.

Tom Waits - Just the Right Bullets [1993]
        - Black Box Theme
        - That's the Way (Words by William S. Burroughs)
Album: Black Rider
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus (Live 1999)
                  - Tango Till They're Sore
                  - In the Colosseum
        - The Heart of Saturday Night
Recorded July 24, 1999 Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy.
Not Available Commercially.

Tom Waits - Innocent When You Dream (78) [1987]
Album: Frank's Wild Years
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - I Don't Wanna Grow Up [1992]
Album: Bone Machine
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Children's Story (from Georg Buchner's Woyzeck) [2006]
Album: Orphans Boxset
Buy it Here.

Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_-_Tom_Waits_Special.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm CDT

Mammoth Life's pop gem. The Lawrence based band Mammoth Life self-released their debut Kaleidoscopic Art Pop back around Christmas time. Since then I've been listening to it relentlessly. Please give this a listen and then do yourself a favor and go out and get the album on iTunes or at CD Baby or better yet, get your local record store to order it for you. Its a spectacular piece of pop masterwork.

Their Myspace.

Mammoth Life - To Suffer For Passion

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 2:14pm CDT

Ad Astra Per Aspera NEW 7" One of my favorite local acts, Ad Astra Per Aspera, has just released a new 7" on Love Garden Records. Its A-side is Danger Bird Blues and the flip is Rrrip-It-Up. Both tracks are absolutely tremendous. (Bet you thought I'd use the word "amazing")

I wish I could share with you a MP3, but I want you guys to buy this awesome little number. There is a digital copy with every vinyl copy too.

But you want to hear the music right now. So go over to AAPA's Myspace and listen to it.

And finally, you're asking "Who's Love Garden Records?"

Well hotshot, they are the local record store in downtown Lawrence, KS. That's right. The record store is the label. How tasty is that.

Thanks to Amanda for telling me about it.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm CDT

The Embarrassment BACK IN PRINT! Everyone rejoice! The Embarrassment anthology "Heyday" is back in print after being unavailable for far too long. Its back on its original label, Bar None Records.

Order it here from Insound or better yet, tell your local independent record store to get you a copy.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm CDT

Kid Koala live at the Knitting Factory 2003 So its a slow Monday and I was going through a stack of ol' bootlegs and I started listening to Kid Koala live in 2003 at the Knitting Factory and it made my day. I'm in a really great mood now all b/c Koala. I have talked before about how distinctly unique Eric San, ie Kid Koala, is. Watching him live is a remarkable time. I can't recommend it enough.

This is Downward Spiral recorded live March 29, 2003 at the Knitting Factory. (MP3)

Its a bootleg, but LastFM hosts the bootleg for sale here. I assume Koala gets the profits. right?

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 1:33pm CDT

RIP Bo It is very sad news that Bo Diddley has past away. He was an absolute treasure of a musician and without him music would be completely different.
My absolute favorite Diddley track

- We're Gonna Get Married (1966)

It'll get you dancing like nothing else. It's only downside is that you should hesitate before putting it on that mixtape you're giving to the cute girl you like at the coffee shop. She'll think you're moving a little too fast perhaps.

Category:Remembrance -- posted at: 11:52am CDT

So I finally sobered up.

Its been four days now and the fact that KU (my alma mater and where I still live here in Lawrence, KS) won the NCAA Basketball Championship over not just Memphis, but North Carolina as well is all but a dream still. It was & will be the best basketball I've ever witnessed for my life, I guarantee it. I ended up standing on a bar being sprayed by the bartender and his tonic water gun. I screamed myself mute. Along with 40,000 fans, I descended upon downtown Lawrence and felt a since of community that pro-sports can never really attain.

That's all. Just thought I'd mention how happy I've been this week.

Rock Chalk!

PS - the photo is of downtown Lawrence after the win.
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm CDT

The Kinetiks The Kinetiks are an awesome four piece band from here in Lawrence, KS that my friend Sara introduced to me. They put a 5 song EP out last year called Music History. Its easily got some of the best album art that came out last year and those tasty tangy tunes to match.

This song is my favorite - Bully (MP3)

Grab their album for a mere 5 clams. Just contact em via their Myspace site.


Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 10:49pm CDT

The 'ol Yank Sizzler is expanding. Starting in April, in addition to this podcast, I will be doing The Yank Sizzler on Dandelion Radio out of London. I've been given the honor to join the wonderful staff of this superb station. My first month's show will be a one-hour run, but after that, I should start a regular two hour program every month.

And on a smaller scale, the old hometown folks of Dodge City, KS will be able to hear a 1 hour Yank Sizzler show every week on KONQ 91.9 FM several different times throughout the week.
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am CDT

10 Minutes in a Dildo Fight with your Dad So back in 2004 the tiny & apparently now dead Catastrophic Records put out 2 10" EPs by 10 Minutes With My Dad. They were a two piece performance art band that rocked out an superbly raunchy 10-15 minute set in the London area. They became the talk of town with their dildo waving shenanigans and then they abruptly disappeared. The records are long out of print and the last few times I tried to correspond with the label I never got any response.

I only have a copy of one of the S/T EPs and would love to find the other.

If your party lacks some dysfunctional pizazz try throwing this on the ol' music box. By the time they sing about fucking their father you'll have twenty people asking you who the hell they are.

10 Minutes with My Dad - 10" S/T EP (2004 - Catastrophic)

1. Heavy Metal Parking Lot
2. Party with the Devil
3. Rock On Sister Child
4. Yesterday I Died

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 7:06pm CDT

The Goats Have It Hey,

Everyone should head over to the Goatlab website and grab all the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious live DJ sets that got posted from Parasite's 30th birthday blowout. And of course pay special attention to my favorite, Pisstank. Other DJ sets include Exillon, Ironside, The Doubtful Guest & Stivs.

Take care Cadets.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 2:09pm CDT

Four Jacks & a Jill - Awesome pop from 1960's South Africa Quite awhile ago I found the song "Master Jack" over at Little Hits. It blew me away and made me happy. I went out immediately and tracked down the LP it came from, an out-of-print gem itself called Master Jack by Four Jacks & a Jill. They were a white South African pop group who performed from the mid to late sixties. The five piece group had the stunning Glenys Lynne, aka "Jill",  at the helm vocally and I have to say that I've developed somewhat of a crush on her. She was so cute in 1968.

Anyway, since there is no reason to believe this album will be reissued anytime soon, its time to share.

Four Jacks & a Jill - Master Jack [1968] (ZIP File 320kbps MP3)

01. Master Nico                     
02. Timothy                              
03. Sunny Side of Somewhere
04. Penny Paper
05. Hamba Liliwam
06. I Looked Back
07. Master Jack
08. Fifi the Flea
09. Bobby Blows a Blue Note
10. Lonely Desert Boy
11. La La Song
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 5:41pm CDT

This Is My Condition Craig Comstock is a one man army of sound. Imagine David Yow of the Jesus Lizard playing everything in the band live and singing as well.

Craig goes by the moniker of This Is My Condition. And as someone in Kansas City once said, in a perfect world, Craig would be a superstar for what he creates.

I am the very proud owner of his LP Cut Loose and can't recommend it enough if you desire a tad bit of mayhem and destruction in your evening. And never pass up the opportunity to see him live. He's a machine possessed.

From Cut Loose -

My Blood (Vinyl Rip - MP3 320 kbps)

175 (Vinyl Rip - MP3 320 kbps)

TIMC on Myspace
TIMC on the Web
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 4:22pm CDT

The Yank Sizzler 30! I am resurrected. The Yank Sizzler shall not "podfade" & you may spread that word as truth.

I finally got a new episode done. It's chock full of amazing music so give it a try in its handy carryall MP3 style. Listen to it on a long walk, or while preparing a yummy dish for dinner, or maybe while lusting over your neighbors wife. All aplications apply.

PS - I got to meet Kid Koala and he's the nicest of fellas. Signed this here postcard for me.

Download it here - The Yank Sizzler 30 (MP3)

The Playlist -

Mac Group
- Liverpool [19??]
Compilation: The Dakar Sound Vol. 2
Buy It Here.

Jeffrey Lewis - I Ain't Thick It's Just A Trick [2007]
Album: 12 Crass Songs
Buy It Here.

Pylon - Precaution [1980]
Album: Gyrate...Plus!
Buy it here.

Modeselektor - Happy Birthday [2007]
Album: Happy Birthday
Buy It Here.

El Perro Del Mar - Glory to the World [2008]
Album: From The Valley To The Stars
Buy It Here.

James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World [1966]
King Records 7"
Rereleased: All Time Greatest Hits
Buy It Here.

Elton Motello - Jet Boy Jet Girl [1977]
7" Vogue Single
Album: Victim of Time [1980]
Buy It Here.

Springer & The Barons - Don't Play That Song [19??]
Compilation: Vintage Spouge, Vol. 2
Out of Print (But dl the song below)

Kid Koala - Moon River (live)
Recorded live March 29th, 2003 The Knitting Factory, NYC.
No Commercial Release Available

DJ Shadow / Cut Chemist - untitled hidden track [2007]
Album: The Hard Sell
Original is Out of Print. But an "Encore" release can bought here.

Ivor Cutler - Spreadeagled / Slut [1993]
John Peel Session Nov. 16th, 1993.
No Commercial Release Available.

Thunderous Olympian - Web 2.0 [2007]
Compilation: KJHK Farm Fresh Sounds Winter 2007
No Commercial Release Available.
(But the whole album is for download below.)
Thunderous Olympian Myspace

Krampfhaft - Secret Handshake [2008]
Compilation: No Time To Waste
Free Download Here.

DaFruzler - People Want More Grindcore...[2008]
Compilation: No Time To Waste
Free Download Here.

Mammoth Life - At Once [2007]
Album: Kaleidoscopic Art Pop
Buy It Here.
Their Myspace.

Sons & Daughters - The Bell [2008]
Album: This Gift
Buy It Here.

Wareika Hill Sounds - Joseph C [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy it here.

Hank Williams - Ramblin' Man [1951]
Album: The Best Of...
Buy It Here.

Moby Dick - The opening prose... [1948]
Decca 10" Moby Dick
Out of Print
Direct download: TheYankSizzler30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06pm CDT

An unknown Bajan gem. Over the holidays I got to travel through the Caribbean and went record shopping when I could. In Barbados, I discovered a style of music I was unfamiliar with, Spouge music. Its roots lie in Jamaican Ska and Trinidadian Calypso. I stumbled upon this cool compilation Vintage Spouge, Vol. 2.

The stand-out track is clearly by Springer & The Barons.

Springer & The Barons - Don't Play That Song.

Presumably the track was recorded sometime in the 1960's, but I couldn't find any date on the track. Does anyone know about Vol. 1 of Vintage Spouge?

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 7:15pm CDT

I am back. And here is a treat. Hi everyone,

I'll actually have a new episode up in a few days which is slightly crazy, but in the meantime I wanted to share the following free compilation of local tunes from here in Lawrence, KS. It's a continuation of the compilation series that my former radio station KJHK puts out every once an awhile. I'll also be playing several of these gems in future shows.

KJHK FM Presents

01. Thunderous Olympian - Web 2.0
02. Coat Party - Mental Condition
03. Boo & Boo Too - Black Buggy
04. Rusty Scott - Sovereign
05. Mammoth Life - To Suffer for Passion
06. Blue(ish) - Waitress 1
07. Five Defy - Stained Glass Window
08. Les Somniferes - East Berlin
09. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - Old Skool's Getting Old
10. DJ Spence - Statement of Intent
11. Transmittens - Boo and Sparklemittens
12. Soundquist - Glue Stick
13. Stik Figa - Absitively

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 10:01pm CDT