Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Songs for Tonya


America's sweetheart, Tonya Harding, is back in the national consciousness once again thanks to an upcoming biopic I, Tonya,  starring Margot Robbie that looks back on the life of the champion figure skater from the wrong side of the tracks.

Anyone remember why Tonya got famous?

From Biography.com:

In 1991 Tonya Harding won her first national skating title and became the first woman to complete a triple axel in competition.

In January 1994, Harding earned notoriety when her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, hired a hitman to assault fellow U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. The attack seriously bruised Kerrigan's kneecap and quadriceps tendon, and prevented her from participating in the U.S. Championships.

Harding pleaded guilty to hindering the investigation into Kerrigan's attack, which allowed her to avoid jail time. Under the plea bargain, Harding was stripped of her '94 national title and banned from competing in the U.S. for life. Despite her knee injury, Kerrigan went on to win the silver medal at the 1994 Olympic Games. 
You confronted your sorrow
Like was no tomorrow


Kerrigan was clearly the victim in this story. But while there is still dispute about whether Harding was responsible for the attack, Harding became a national villain, hated and reviled.

But guess which one the nation's songwriters preferred. As one of my favorite college professor posed to a literature class, "Who do we love, Pat Garrett or Billy the Kid? Jesse James or the dirty little coward who shot Mr. Howard?"

In short, I'm not aware of any songs about Nancy Kerrigan. But here are three about Tonya.

Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens recently released two versions of a song he wrote for Tonya. In an essay on his record label's website, he wrote:

I’ve been trying to write a Tonya Harding song since I first saw her skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1991. She’s a complicated subject for a song partly because the hard facts of her life are so strange, disputable, heroic, unprecedented, and indelibly American. ...

Tonya Harding’s dramatic rise and fall was fiercely followed by the media, and she very quickly became the brunt of jokes, the subject of tabloid headlines and public outcry. She was a reality TV star before such a thing even existed. But she was also simply un-categorical: America’s sweetheart with a dark twist. But I believe this is what made her so interesting, and a true American hero. In the face of outrage and defeat, Tonya bolstered shameless resolve and succeeded again and again with all manners of re-invention and self-determination.

He reportedly submitted the song for I, Tonya, but it wasn't used in the film.

Here's my favorite of Stevens' Tonya songs


But I don't like Stevens' lonesome ode a fraction as much as I love Loudon Wainwright's "Tonya's Twirls." I first saw him perform it at a Santa Fe concert about a year and a half after the Kerrigan attack. 

It's truly a subversive little ditty, that starts off with a quick yuk at the expense of Hardin's "body guard" Shawn Eckardt, and includes a little bit of the " puns, punch lines and light-hearted jabs" Sufjan Stevens says he tried to avoid.

But once you're drawn into the song Wainwright hits you with the sad tale of class struggle -- the lower-class girl in that world of prissy little ice princesses. 

... she was your parents' worst nightmare: the slut who moved next door
From the wrong side of the track, she liked the boys more than the girls
With their gliding and their sliding and their girlish dainty twirls-

And then Wainwright pulls back and uses the story to decry the corruption of a fun little activity for "giddy, slipping, sliding, laughing, happy little girls" that grew to be more about corporate sponsorship deals and American nationalism. 


And I just learned that the immortal Tiny Tim wrote a little song for Tonya not long after the knee-capping incident. Dedicated to "Miss Tonya Harding," Tiny's song has some invaluable advice here:

Though you are sighing, though you are crying and everything has gone wrong 
The world is waiting, keep right on skating 
Skate to the iceskater's song.




Sunday, December 10, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
No  Rest for the Wicked by Wayne Cochran
Stutterin' Sue by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Gravy for My Mashed Potatoes by Dee Dee Sharp
Hot Pastrami With Mashed Potatoes Part 1 by Joey Dee & The Starliters
Hot Pastrami With Mashed Potatoes Part 2 by Joey Dee & The Starliters
Living Wreck by Mudhoney
Midnight Motorway by Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
Caught in the Devil's Game by The Darts
The Devil and Me by The Vagoos
If You Live by Meet Your Death
She Left Me With the Herpes by Tiny Tim

Time Has Come by Mary's Kids
Pray You Parrots by The Devils
Loose It by Arvidson & Butterflies
Fox by Travel in Space
Police Call by Drywall
Brillo de Facto by The Fall
Yen For Your Yang by Pocket FishRMen
Stick a Knife in His Heart by Casey Jones Dead

Andres by L7
Yabba Ding Ding by Joe "King" Carrasco
A Lap Full of Hate by Movie Star Junkies
Monkey Bizness by Pere Ubu
Cave Girl by The Texreys
Steppin' Out by Paul Revere & The Raiders
Teeth by Baronen & Satan
The Unsignposted Road by The Masonics
Geraldine by The A-Bones
Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker

Dagger Moon by Dead Moon
Haunt by Roky Erickson
Nocturne by Mark Lanegan
I Felt My Courage Fail by Jon Langford's Four Lot Souls
House Where Nobody Lives by King Ernest
Take it With Me by Tom Waits
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, December 08, 2017

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST



Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens
Pinball by Hellbound Glory
Hard Livin' by Chris Stapleton
Ain't No Bars in Heaven by T. Tex Edwards & The Swingin' Kornflake Killers
Fast, Cheap or Well Done by Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
Heal Me by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Gonna Be Flyin' Tonight by Wayne Hancock
Tape Deck in His Tractor by Dottie Cormier
Lay Me Down by The Perreze Family
To Heck With Ol' Santa Claus by Loretta Lynn

Walk Between the Raindrops by J.D. Wilkes
After You've Gone by Legendary Shack Shakers
Long Black Veil by Jocephus & The George Jonestown Massacre
Through the Hole by Dad Horse Experience
Devil Do by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Goodnight Dear Diary by Joe Ely
Dead Thumb King by Ray Wylie Hubbard
A Little Pain by Margo Price
I've Got Christmas by The Tail by Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

God Less America and other Country Weirdness

8 Weeks in a Barroom by Ramblin' Red Bailey
Ballad of a Small Town Sheriff by Clark Bentley
Too Many Pills by Arkey Blue & The Blue Cowboys
Insane by Katie Lee
Chick Inspector by Dick Curless
The School Bus by T. Tommy Cutrer
Ed's Place by Horace Heller
Please Don't Go Topless Mother by Troy Hess
Is Santa Claus a Hippy by Linda Cassady

Dysfunction by Joe West
Time Don't Wait by Marty Stuart
Honky Doodle by Peter Stampfel
Two Throwed Dat Rock by Ira Louvin
I'm No Longer in Your Heart by Charlie Louvin
Good God a Woman by David Rawlings
Blue Distance by Peter Case
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets



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Thursday, December 07, 2017

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Belated R.I.P. to the White Knight



On Nov. 21, while I was on vacation (and taking a break from blogging), a unique force in American music became an ascended master.

That was Wayne Cochran, "The White Knight," known for his gigantic blonde pompadour and his credible take on blue-eyed soul. He was 78.

The Georgia native, who wrote the classic teenage death song "Last Kiss" (a hit for J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers, was better known for his high-energy southern soul sound with his band The C.C. Riders -- which at one point included a teenage bass player named Jaco Pastorius, who later became an iconic jazz musician. (Cochran himself had played bass on some early Otis Redding recordings.)

The White Knight didn't have many radio hits of his own. At one point he left the music racket and became an evangelist. Somehow that makes sense.

But his music influenced a lot of people. Check out these videos and you'll get some idea why.

R.I.P Wayne Cochran.













Wednesday, December 06, 2017

WACKY WEDNESDAY: God Less America


Maybe it's because I just started watching the new Netflix western series Godless. But somehow today I couldn't get this crazy country compilation out of my head.

Released back in 1995 by the wonderful Crypt label -- yes, that outfit responsible for the influential 60s garage music series Back from the Grave and the sleaze-sational Las Vegas Grind compilations -- God Less America is a collection of obscure country non-hits mostly by artists you've never heard of.

Covering the years between 1955 and 1965, the subject matter covered here includes murder, drugs, insanity and, on one track, a little boy pleading with his mom not to become a topless go-go dancer.

Several of these songs are included in the sprawling, multi-volume series Twisted Tales from the Vinyl Wastelands -- which I've blathered about several times here. (See THIS, THIS, and THIS )

But for a distilled, single-volume collection of hillbilly weirdness, nothing beats God Less America

Both the CD and vinyl versions of God Less are long out of print. You can buy it at Amazon for $28.99 (CD) or LP ($125) on eBay for $49 (CD)

But you can listen to several songs from it right here for free!

Probably the most famous of the contributors to God Less is Eddie Noack -- yes, the first guy to record "Psycho." It's a pretty song about a serial killer who tried to warn his latest victim.



This one is a spoken-word masterpiece by Horace Heller.



Chances are you've never heard of Country Johnny Mathis. But he sang a sweet tribute to Caryl Chessman, a convicted California murderer known as the "Red Light Bandit" who was executed in 1960. (Supposedly Chessman inspired Merle Haggard, who met him him at San Quentin prison, to write "Sing Me Back Home.")



Arky Blue & The Blue Cowboys warn about popping too many pills



Finally, here is the sad story of little Troy Hess who's ashamed that his mama works as an exotic dancer in a gentleman's club.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, Dec.3 , 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Oft Times When We Pork by The Pocket Fishrmen
Satan is a Lady by Baronen & Satan
Bad America by The Gun Club
Step Aside by Sleater-Kinney
Get Messy by The Darts
Mon Nom by The Yawpers
Make It Mine by The Howlin' Max Messer Show
Come Back Lord by Reverend Beat-Man

Groove is in The Heart by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Linda Blair by Redd Kross
LSD by The Pretty Things
Half Believing by The Black Angels
Swampland by Pere Ubu
Texas Band by Count Vaseline
Valley of the Wolves by The Ghost Wolves
The Wasp by Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
Then We Kissed by Skip Church

William Blake set
A Poison Tree by Movie Star Junkies
Tyger by Arrington de Dionyso & Old Time Relijun
Jerusalem by The Fall

So Long Sucker by Oh! Gunquit
Down to Earth by Pearced Arrows
Vegetable Man by The Movements
Leadfoot Down by Leadfoot Tea


Love Has It's Jokes by Flat Duo Jets
School by Travel in Space
Captain Captain by Mark "Porkchop" Holder
Come and Be a Winner by Sharon Jones
Tough Guy by Phil Hayes & The Trees
I Thought He Was Dead by Jon Langford & Four Lost Souls
Fear and Beer by The Mekons
Lord I've Been Changed by Tom Waits with John Hammond
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, December 01, 2017

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST



Friday, Dec. 1 , 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens
Don't Say It by Margo Price
Sun Valley Blues #3 (Bloodweiser) by Hellbound Glory
Hard Luck n' Old Dogs by Nancy Apple
A Hangover Ago by Dale Watson & Ray Benson
My Wife Thinks You're Dead by Junior Brown
Burn Your Fun by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Down to the River by The War & Treaty
Curse of the Cajun Queen by Legendary Shack Shakers
The Pill by Loretta Lynn

Honky Tonk Flame by Tyler Childers
Long White Line by Sturgill Simpson
Air Mail Special by Marty Stuart
Choctaw Bingo by James McMurtry
Amie by Pure Prairie League

Bobbie Gentry tribute
Okolona River Bottom Band by Bobbie Gentry
Fancy by The Geraldine Fibbers
Ode to Billy Joe by Ike & Tina Turner
Harlan County by Jim Ford
Touch 'em With Love by Bobbie Gentry

Sing Me Back Home by Chesterfield Kings
You Broke My Heart by Steve Earle
What's It? by Jimmie Rodgers

The Secret in This Lady's Heart by Ellen McIlWaine
I'll Walk Out by Miss Leslie
Don't Touch Me by George Jones
Possum Ran Over My Grave by Jesse Dayton
The Vigilante by Judee Sill
Don't Leave Poor Me by Eilen Jewell
Dublin Blues by Guy Clark
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets



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TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: Four Fine Country Albums


A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican 
Dec. 1, 2017

Here are four recent (and fairly recent) country albums that I’ve been enjoying lately.

Tyler Childers
* Purgatory by Tyler Childers. Let’s get to the point: This is the year’s best album by a young country singer. Hands down. It’s also the best Sturgill Simpson album of the year, as Simpson co-produced the record for his fellow Kentuckian Childers.

This twenty-six-year-old guitar slinger writes and sings songs that sound timeless. Covering evergreen hillbilly themes, he tells tales of good moonshine, bad drugs, an all-seeing God, a powerful devil, and the joys of love and sex. Some tracks have a pure outlaw country sound, while some come right out of the world of bluegrass.

One of my favorites is the fiddle-and-banjo-fueled title song, a fast-moving hoedown concerning a hillbilly kid looking for salvation from his religious girlfriend. Each verse ends in the refrain “Catholic girl, pray for me/You’re my only hope for heaven.”

The most impressive musical moment here comes in the sweet love song “Honky Tonk Flame.” It starts out as a kind of clunky waltz, but evolves into an extended fiddle/guitar showdown.

The whole album consists of just 10 songs and weighs in at a modest 37 minutes (pretty much how long albums used to be when I was a lad). So it leaves you wanting a little more. But something tells me there’s a lot more to come from young Tyler.

Margot Price
Margo in Austin last March
* All American Made by Margo Price. I was a latecomer to Price’s solo debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (released last year). But I soon came to realize that it’s one of the best country albums released in recent years. I even got to see Price in concert in Austin earlier this year — and she was fantastic. Maybe my expectations were too high, but the new album just doesn’t measure up to her first one. I have to admit, I’m slightly disappointed.

But it’s still a good record with plenty of worthy songs. The first two tracks, “Don’t Say It” and “Weakness,” are rocking little tunes. I love this bit of advice in the former: “Don’t blame me for what you did to yourself/Don’t fall in love if you’re in it for your health.” And “Learning to Lose,” her duet with Willie Nelson, is beyond lovely. It sounds so much like a long-lost Willie weeper I was surprised to learn that Price, not Nelson, wrote it.

There are more than a little politics on All American Made. “Pay Gap” is about the fact that womenfolk are paid less than the men. And on “Heart of America,” Price sings about a subject dear to her: the corporate takeover of family farms and the brutal effect it had on families like her own.

All American Made ends with the title song, a sad tune in which Price contemplates the future of the country: “I wonder if the president gets much sleep at night/And if the folks on welfare are making it all right/ I’m dreaming of that highway that stretches out of sight/That’s all American made.”

Hellbound Glory
Hellbound Glory, Austin Elks Lodge 2012
* Pinball by Hellbound Glory. This band is the domain of a Reno singer born Leroy Virgil Bowers. (With a name like “Leroy Virgil,” how could he not end up as a country singer?)

The group rose out of the great underground country scare of seven or eight years ago — a “movement” whose standard-bearers included punk- and metal-influenced acts like The Goddamn Gallows, The .357 String Band, and, of course, Hank 3. But Hellbound sounds more like straight country than many of their wilder, heavily tattooed, heavily bearded contemporaries.

Pinball, which was produced by Shooter Jennings, is filled with good country songs. Lots of the tunes are soaked in lyrics full of “whiskey and hell-raisin’ women” (that’s right out of the good-time “Sun Valley Blues #3 (Bloodweiser).”

The main song that first grabbed me here was “Vandalism Spree,” in which Leroy sings, “Baby how’s about you and me/go on a vandalism spree/Burn down the Dairy Queen/Maybe rob the cash machine.”

Kids, remember that vandalism, arson, and robbery are bad. Please don’t let this song negatively influence you.
MARTY STUART
Marty & Superlatives, doing a gospel set
at a church in Austin 2006

* Way Out West by Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. For decades, Mississippi native Stuart has been known as one of Nashville’s most respected pickers and singers. He’s been a sideman for bluegrass giant Lester Flatt as well as Johnny Cash (who was his father-in-law for a time).

Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Stuart seemed to be heading toward a comfortable career in mainstream country. Except that he had this artistic integrity thing that got in the way. He’s a country traditionalist who is blessed — or cursed — with musical curiosity and a penchant for experimentation.

And those qualities are what drive Way Out West. On this record, you hear echoes of Marty Robbins, Hag, Buck, The Byrds, and Link Wray, as well as a quick wink to younger contemporaries like Sturgill Simpson. And in the title song — a series of spoken-word vignettes about pill-popping characters from the vast California underbelly set against a dreamy, reverb-heavy soundscape — Stuart sounds almost like a clear-throated Tom Waits. Like a mad scientist of hillbilly music, he seamlessly blends surf music, Bakersfield country, Mexican music, and — getting back to that title song — psychedelia.

The first great Santa Fe concert of next year most likely will be Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Jan. 20, 2018. For more information, CLICK HERE 

Video Time!

Here's Tyler Childers



Margo Price on The Daily Show



My favorite song from Hellbound Glory's Pinball



And a little psychedelic country with Marty


Thursday, November 30, 2017

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cocaine & Rhinestones


Near the end of each episode of Cocaine & Rhinestones, an impressive new podcast about the history of country music, host Tyler Mahan Coe asks listeners if they like the show to share it with just one person -- rather than sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. " ... mostly, I really would like to think that there are people out there having real world conversations about this show." 

Well, OK. In the past couple of weeks I have shared individual episodes with a handful of friends and loved ones I think would appreciate them, just like I learned word of mouth from my country music fanatic friend Adam from Ohio.

But fuck it! This is my current favorite podcast (after my own of course), so I want to plaster it on my blog and post it on Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else I can think of. I love what Coe is doing here -- even when I disagree with him about some esoteric point.

Coe, who is the son of The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy, David Allen Coe, explains on the show's website what he's trying to accomplish:

You don’t have to know what it’s like to drive a tractor. You don’t need to have spent the last 20 years listening to nothing but Merle Haggard 8 tracks while sipping Pearl beer from a can in order to appreciate these incredible stories and this genius music.

You don’t need to “be country” to hear the truth about country.

Spade Cooley
The truth is that country music is wild and it is amazing because the people who made it were wild and they were amazing. Sometimes they went too far. Sometimes, the amazement we feel will not be the happy kind.

He's darn tootin' there. His episode on Spade Cooley is downright excruciating as Coe goes into deep gruesome detail about what western swing master Cooley did to his poor wife Ella Mae.
Yes, Cooley murdered his wife. But as Coe explains the word "murder" in this case is basically an euphemism. 

Now, I don’t know how so many people are comfortable using a simple word like “murder” to sum up Spade Cooley’s actions on the day of his wife’s killing. This was not a domestic argument that got out of hand. Not an accident with a dangerous weapon. Not a so-called crime of passion. This wasn’t even an isolated incident. It was a savage and deliberate execution which many people had to have seen coming.

Says Coe, "If this episode doesn’t screw you up, you’re already screwed up."

Hear for yourself here:






But not all the episodes are that dark. There are thoughtful deep dives into songs like Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee" and "The Pill" by Loretta Lynn.

There are oral portraits of Ernest Tubb (who apparently was the nicest guy in country music -- except maybe on that night when he was arrested with a loaded he intended to use on the manager of the Grand Old Opry) as well as The Louvin Brothers (the latest episode, which I haven't heard yet.)

And there's the one I listened to yesterday, concerning Bobbi Gentry and why she became a recluse in the early '80s.

(Check that one out below)






So check out Cocaine & Rhinestones. And if you like it, tell one friend. ...

One thing I love about this podcast is the fact that Coe often turns us on to some great obscure songs somehow related to his subject at hand. For instance in the Loretta Lynn episode I learned of a great Jimmie Rodgers tune called "What's It" that like "The Pill" also faced censorship problems.





And in the Bobbie Gentry episode, Coe takes a side trip into the of Jim Ford, a singer-songwriter who at some point claimed that he, not Gentry, actually wrote "Ode to Billy Joe." Coe does a thorough job of demolishing that contention. But like Coe, I can't help but love some of Ford's songs. Here's one of his best, a southern soul stomper called "Harlan County.



Let's go out with a hit from Spade Cooley's band from 1945. Sorry, I couldn't find the name of the singer here.



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Billy Blake Was a Rock 'n' Roller!



Happy belated birthday to rock 'n' roll poet William Blake, who was born 260 years ago yesterday.

An yes I did say Rock 'n' Roll. Blake's poems not only influenced the lyrics of rockers like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith, he's been covered by several acts in the rock era.

Folkie Greg Brown did a whole album of Blake songs called called Songs of Innocence and Experience. Here's a track called "The Tyger."



Arrington de Dionyso & Old Time Relijun did it a little different:



An Italian band called The Movie Star Junkies put Blake's "A Poison Tree" to music, It's the title song of their 2010 Voodoo Rhythm album.



Back in the mid '70s Emerson, Lake & Palmer on their album Brain Salad Surgery introduced prog rock fans to Blake with "Jerusalem."



But The Fall did it a thousand times more bitchen:



On “You Don’t Pull No Punches But You Don’t Push the River,” Van Morrison celebrated the poet's early skiffle band, William Blake & The Eternals.





Monday, November 27, 2017

Start Your Week Rockin' with The BIG ENCHILADA 114

THE BIG ENCHILADA



Welcome, good people, to another breathtaking episode of The Big Enchilada. No need to worry about nuclear war because many cities across this land of the free still have fallout shelters left over from the Cold War. And if you're well-stocked with Big Enchilada episodes in your portable music player of choice, you'll be thrilled and entertained until the whole thing blows over.

In all seriousness, this episode is dedicated to the late great Fred Cole of Dead Moon / Pierced Arrows / The Rats, etc, who died recently. His truth goes marching on!

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Cold Turkey by Johnny Otis)
Dead Moon Night by Dead Moon
Another Girl by Satan's Little Helpers
Smells Bad by Skip Church
Surrender My Heart by Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization by Alien Space Kitchen
Fire in The Western World by The Dirtbombs

(Background Music: Without Warning by Vinnie Santino)
Black Rainbows by Pierced Arrows
A Decision is Made by The Yawpers
Oxymoron by The Fall
Sugarwalls by Baronen & Satan
Shh Shh Shh by Boss Hog
Fallout Shelter by Dore Albert

(Background Music: Lonesome Electric Turkey by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention)
Descending Shadows by The Rats
Hoochie by The Why Oh Whys
Rock Out by The Chuck Norris Experiment
It's Been a Long Time, Mama by The Blues Against Youth & The Restless Livers Collective
Sonic Boomerang by Bee Bee Sea
(Background Music: Our National Anthrax by Black Bear Combo)

Special thanks this month to Dirty Water Records (Pussycat, Baronen, Bee Bee Sea) and Beluga Records (Satan's Little Helpers, Why Oh Whys, Norris Experiment) for supplying a big chunk of the music this month

Play it below:





Sunday, November 26, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST






Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Attitude Problem by The Ghost Wolves
Lizard Liars by Nobunny
You're Killing Me by Motobunny
Don't Freak Me Out by The Darts
It Won't Be Long by Black Lips
Stick a Fork in It by Lovestruck
Tiger in My Tank by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
No Confidence by Simon Stokes
Tonight by The Sex Organs

Lady Creature by Baronen & Satan
I Ain't Hurting for You by The Masonics
Lay it Down by The Del-Gators
Bad Girl by Detroit Cobras
Lizard Man by Mean Motor Scooter
Sonic Boomerang by Bee Bee Sea
Shortnin' Bread by The Cramps
21 and Counting by The Mystery Lights

One of the Boys by Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
Time is Right by The Vagoos
Skinny Jimmy by The Del Moroccos
Reasonable World by The Blind Shake
Sing Sing Sing by Flat Duo Jets
Green and Mean by Travel in Space
Let Me Holler by The King Khan & The Shrines
New Thing by Skip Church
Money (That's What I Want) by Jackie Shane
Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man by Grinderman

Snake Drive by R.L. Burnside
Nobody Wants to Cry by Mark "Porkchop" Holder
Poor Valley Radio by Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls
Here is the Sea by Mojo JuJu & The Snake Oil Merchants
I'll Take the Long Road by Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, November 24, 2017

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST



Friday, Nov. , 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens
Loco Weed by Mel Tillis
Born Again by Tyler Childers
Fuck Up by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Stupid Boy by The Gear Daddies
Tryin' to Untangle My Mind by Chris Stapleton
Room to Room by Terry Allen with Lucinda Williams
Wanted Man by The Waco Brothers
Lonesome Road by The Blues Against Youth
Take an Old Cold Tater and Wait by Little Jimmy Dickens

Another Night to Cry by Eilen Jewell
Spider, Snaker and Little Sun by Ray Wylie Hubbard
On the Way Downtown by Peter Case
Down Among the Dead Men by Steve Train & His Bad Habits
If You Play With My Mind by Cornell Hurd
Oh Maria by The Beaumonts
Dangerous Times by The Imperial Rooster
5 Minutes to Live by Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre
Burn Your Playhouse Down by The Hens

Detour by Peter Stampfel
Rolling River by Joe West
Way Out West by Marty Stuart
You Can Be Replaced by Beth Lee & The Breakups
Given All I Can See by Chris Hillman
Wild Women by Margo Price
Buckskin Stallion Blues by Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Mudhoney

Sand by OP8
If I Can't Win by The Cactus Blossoms
Wildflowers by The Wailin' Jennys
Loser's Lullaby by Ronny Elliott
If the Devil Don't Want Me by Ashley Monroe
Permanently Lonely by Willie Nelson
Angels Rock Me to Sleep by The Bluegrass Cardinals
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Blog on Break


I'm on vacation this week and so is this blog.

Don't worry, I'll be back Friday night with the Santa Fe Opry playlist and back next week with Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and other blog features.

So have a safe and responsible Thanksgiving. Don't accept any turkey from strangers, but if you do, take it down to your local police station and have it X-rayed for free.

Meanwhile, here's just a little Thanksgiving wackiness for you.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
The Wasp by Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
Bunny Run by The Ghost Wolves
The Ladder by Travel in Space
My Life My Love by Flat Duo Jets
No Stoppin' by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
No Going Back by The Yawpers
Animated Violence by Thee Oh Sees
Everybody Eats When They Come to My House by Cab Calloway
Lonesome Electric Turkey by Frank Zappa & The Mothers

Tales from the Megaplex by Count Vaseline
Rocking Farmers by Dow Jones & The Industrials
Hootchie by The Why Oh Whys
Walking The Streets by Oh! Gunquit
Why I Cry by The Howlin' Max Messer Show
Here and There by Phil Hayes & The Trees
That Reason Why by The Blues Against Youth
Let's Get Funky by Hound Dog Taylor

November by The Rockin' Guys
Memories of Kennedy by Hasil Adkins
I Tried Not to Cry by Johnny Young
Lee Harvey by T. Tex Edwards

Never Learn Not to Love by The Beach Boys
People Say I'm No Good by Charles Manson
The Sheik of Araby by Fats Domino
Sail on by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Pain for Pretty by Dead Moon
The Doorway by Pierced Arrows
Get Messy by The Darts
Rodeo Chica by Boss Hog
Starry Eyes by Roky Erickson
You Are My Sunshine by Jackie Shane
Thanksgiving by Loudon Wainwright III
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, November 17, 2017

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST



Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens
Barstool Mountain by Johnny Paycheck
The Road Goes on Forever by Joe Ely
Moonshiner by Uncle Tupelo
Deep Red Bells by Neko Case
Smilin' Ed by The Imperial Rooster
That's Just What I Am by Hellbound Glory
Homesick Blues by Ed Sanders
Let's Go Burn Ole Nashville Down by Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon

New Polly Wolly Doodle by Peter Stampfel
Amarillo Highway by Terry Allen
Pay Day by Peter Case
Fun All Night by Banditos
Jump in the River by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
The Streets of Bakersfield by Jon Langford & Sally Timms
I Can Talk to Crows by Chipper Thompson
Lost On the Desert by Marty Stuart

Only the Lonely by NRBQ
The Comedians by Roy Orbison
When That Helicopter Comes by The Handsome Family
Sing a Worried Song by Legendary Shack Shakers
Florida by The War and Treaty
Blood Red Velvet by Joe West
How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away by Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
The Poor Girl's Story by Eilen Jewell

Put 'em Up Solid by David Rawlings
Learning to Lose by Margo Price with Willie Nelson
Funny How Time Slips Away by Willie Nelson
No Good for Me by Waylon Jennings
Same God by Calamity Cubes
Going Where The Lonely Go by Merle Haggard


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Another Year of Great Old Songs



It's just about the third anniversary of Throwback Thursday on my music blog, my humble effort to explore the music and musicians of decades past, and, when appropriate, to show how that music reverberates in contemporary music. As always, this comes a day after the just-about third anniversary of Wacky Wednesday here. (I don't know what got into me three years ago ...)

Here are the wonderful old tunes I looked at this past year, including one from Wacky Wednesday. Enjoy them all again.

And here's something new: I've created a new page, The Stephen W. Terrell Web Log Songbook where you can find all the links to all the songs any time. I'll update as I go along. You can find that HERE.

But here are the songs I looked at in the last 12 months:

The Throwback Thursday Songbook, Volume 3

Are You Lonesome Tonight

Artificial Flowers

The Band Played On

Big Bad John



Darktown Strutters' Ball

Flora The Lily of the West

Gotta Travel On

Hanging Johnny



I'll See You in My Dreams (part 2)

Long Black Veil

Pablo Picasso (Wacky Wednesday)

Sinner Man



This Train

True Religion

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WACKY WEDNESDAY: 12 More Months Worth of Wacky


On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 I unleashed a new weekly feature on this here web log.

As I wrote back then, Wacky Wednesday, was created,  "to introduce you, the reader to strange, funny and/or confounding music -- the type of "unclaimed melodies" that the Firesign Theatre's Don G. O'Vani was talking about when he said, `if you were to go into a record store and ask for them they would think you were crazy!' "

I've tried to live up to that mission statement, doing my best to fill your hearts with wackiness each Wednesday this past 12 months. Some weeks I spotlight music that's supposed to be funny, sometimes it's music by artists who aren't comedians but make music that can't help but make you smile.

Sometimes I just throw pies of weirdness in your face and hope nobody gets injured.

Below is a small sampling of the music that hopefully made your Wednesdays a little wackier.

Early in the year, I explored Korla Pandit's Universal Language of Music.



Inspired by Dan Taberski's podcast Missing Richard Simmons, I explored Richard's contributions to modern music.



I wished Monty Python's Eric Idle a happy birthday.



The world of Golden Throats is always a goldmine.



And so is the realm of outsider music.



Late last November we had a 1960s Battle of the Bands between Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos and The Weird-ohs in Airplane Glue Rock 'n' Roll. Here's Gasser and the boys ...



One Wednesday a few months ago I devoted a post to songs about serial killers. And a few months before I did one with songs about Jeffrey Dahmer. Both posts included this video from Dead Moon, featuring the late, great Fred Cole, and their ode to  Dahmer, "Room 213."



The Found Footage Festival is a fountain of weirdness -- including lots of musical weirdness.

And speaking of the Irish I caught some (probably deserved) flack for even calling attention to this culturally insensitive band of Micks who have a thing for (fake) Native American culture. (I can call them "Micks." I'm part Paddy.) Someone should have given these guys the advice in this song -- Don't go near the Indians!!!




Sunday, November 12, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Dead Moon Night / Don't Burn the Fires by Dead Moon
Funk 49 by Pere Ubu
Funk #49 by The James Gang
Don't Be Afraid to Pogo by The Gears
Squatting in Heaven by Black Lips
She's Alright by Bo Diddley
It's Still You/Running Out Of Time by Fred & Toody Cole

A Decision is Made by The Yawpers
Then Comes Dudley by he Jesus Lizard
I'll Be Your Johnny on the Spot by Count Vaseline
Crazy to the Bone by Dead Moon
Do You Understand Me by The JuJus
She's Like Heroin to Me by The Gun Club
Lost in Music by The Fall
Pineapple Mama by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
A Message from Firmin Deslodge by Churchwood

I Hate the Blues by Dead Moon
Black Rat by Big Mama Thornton
What is Wrong With Your Mind by Mark "Porkchop" Holder
Hills on Fire by Pierced Arrows
Sin by Lollipop Shoppe
Daddy's in the Shadows by The Rats
Who'll Read the Will by The Weeds
Room 213 by Dead Moon
We Won't Break by Fred & Toody Cole


DeControl by Maiorano & The Black Tales
Here Come the Mushroom People by The Molting Vultures
Mop Mop by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
These Tears by The Howlin' Max Messer Show
Thrift Baby by JJ & The Real Jerks
Fools Gold Rush by Datura
In Oxford Mississippi by Jon Langford & Four Lost Souls
It's OK by Dead Moon
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, November 10, 2017

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST



Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens
I Fought the Law by The Waco Brothers
Joy by Harry Nilsson
Coulda Shoulda Woulda by Peter Case
Run Mountain by Flathead
Don't Leave Poor Me by Eilen Jewell
Keeper of the Light by Joe West
Put Your Teeth Up on the Window Sill by Southern Culture on the Skids
Banded Clovis by Tyler Childers
New Johnny Get Your Gun by Peter Stampfel

Cocktails by Robbie Fulks
Corporate Man by Honky Tonk Hustlas
Silver City by Ugly Valley Boys
Down to the River by Rosie Flores
Second Fiddle by Rodney Crowell
Nobody to Blame by Chris Stapleton
Oh You Pretty Woman by Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel
Lovesick Blues Boy by Paul Burch
The Losing Kind by The George Jonestown Massacre

Pay Gap by Margo Price
The Morning After by Ashley Monroe
I'm Over You by Tommy Miles & The Milestones
The Trouble With Angels by Bobby Bare
Mother's Chile by The War & Treaty
Yes I Have a Banana by NRBQ
Healin' Slow by Banditos

Love Me by Flat Duo Jets
Town by Dashboard Saviors
Come on Over My House by David Rawlings
Powder Blue by The Cactus Blossoms
House of the White Rose Bouquet by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Hippie Boy by Flying Burrito Brothers
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets


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TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: Monkeys & Clowns ... Sex Clowns!

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican 
Nov. 10, 2017

Monkeys and clowns. They’ll bounce around. At least that’s what Pere Ubu’s David Thomas tells us on the first track of Ubu’s new album 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo. It must be an important message. In that song, “Monkey Bizness,” he repeats it over and over again, sometimes exclaiming, “Sex clowns! Bounce around!”

Nonsense? Probably.

But it’s inspired nonsense. And most important, it’s rocking nonsense. In fact, 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo, by my estimation, is the most outright rocking studio album Pere Ubu has unleashed in about a decade, maybe longer.

No, the band hasn’t forsaken its heritage of avant-garde, experimental, atmospheric sounds.
But they also haven’t forgotten how to make your feet move and head bang either. As Thomas himself explains in the official press release, “To my way of thinking, the new album is The James Gang teaming up with Tangerine Dream. Or something like that.”

For those who haven’t followed Ubu for all these decades (the 40th anniversary of the group’s first album, The Modern Dance, is coming up next year), this Cleveland band emerged during the punk and New Wave scare of the late ’70s, even though they’d been around several years before they made their first album. But they didn’t sound like your typical punk outfit. Their foundation was clearly garage and surf rock, but with their darkly bizarre lyrics, Thomas’ warbling vocals, and Plan 9 From Outer Space-esque synth noises, Ubu was a unique force.

Despite countless personnel changes, the band has remained true through all these years to its original vision. Thomas is the only original Ubu in the current line-up, though three members — bassist Michele Temple, synth man Robert Wheeler, and drummer Steve Mehlman — have been in the band since the mid-’90s.

Pere Ubu: David Thomas in his Big Sombrero
Photo by K. Boon
After that blast of joy and weirdness that is “Monkey Bizness” comes one that may explain Thomas’ reference to the James Gang.

For you youngsters who might not remember many Nixon-era bands, the James Gang was a popular power trio that was the pre-Eagles launching pad for Joe Walsh. Probably their best-known tune was one called “Funk #49,” which also is the title of one of the songs here.

But even though the opening guitar riff is kind of similar to the James Gang sound in a mutated, otherworldly way, it’s not the same song. I can’t imagine Walsh singing lyrics like “It’s a bird of prey/It hunts for blood/I let it hunt for blood. … It’s not a song you want to sing along to/You don’t want to get these thoughts inside your head.”

Nope, that’s a pure Pere Ubu sentiment.

Thomas has a knack for appropriating titles of old rock, soul, and country songs. Back on Ubu’s second album, Dub Housing, they did a song called “Drinking Wine Spodyody,” which definitely was not the old R&B pounder. On 1991’s Worlds in Collision, they took the great notion to do a song called “Goodnite Irene,” which wasn’t anything like Leadbelly’s tune. They’ve also recorded songs called “Memphis,” “Woolie Bullie,” and “Blue Velvet” that are nothing like the originals. And here, besides “Funk 49,” they borrow a James Brown title, “Cold Sweat.” Ironically — or perhaps not — this song, which ends Missile Silo, is one of the slowest, prettiest ones on the album. It doesn’t sound much like the Godfather of Soul, but it’s got an odd soul of its own.

There are a few slower, less frantic moments on this record.“The Healer” is one. But the better one is the creepy “Walking Again,” which has subtly ominous lyrics like “C’mon, baby, that’s what I say/C’mon, baby, you’re gonna walk this way/We’re gonna see/We’re gonna say what’s on our mind/We’re gonna see/Gonna be a good time.” And that’s followed by the eerie “I Can Still See” (“I can still see/that picture of you and me/It’s carved in my head/with a knife that’s kept in my head”).

But my favorites are the rockers, like the fast-and-furious little number called “Toe to Toe.” Here Thomas not quite sings but shouts, “20 years of a living hell/At the bottom of a missile well/20 years a forgotten son/Staring at the border of the Kingdom Come/20 years toe to toe with Uncle Joe.” This might be some nightmarish remembrance of the Cold War — “Uncle Joe” being Stalin? I dunno.

The whole song lasts less than two minutes, which is the case of a couple of the other coolest rockers on Missile Silo, “Swampland” and “Red Eye Blues (“I’m snowblind in the hollering dark/I’m chasing time and I’m coming apart”). Though these guys aren’t strangers to epic tracks that last five or six minutes, many songs here are on the shorter end of the spectrum. And that serves them well.

I guess my problem is that I’ve let Pere Ubu’s thoughts into my head. I hope they stay around spreading their strange glory and rocking like maniacs for another 40 years.


Here's some videos.


I've always been a sucker for sinister pinball, so I love this one.



Here's another one from 20 Years in a Missile Silo



And just for the heck of it, here's a clip from David Sanborn's Night Music, circa 1989. Here Ubu does "Waiting for Mary" -- with Debbie Harry on backup vocals



Thursday, November 09, 2017

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Tale of The Edmund Fitzgerald



On this day in 1975, the final voyage of the freighter called the Edmund Fitzgerald began.

It was a tragic trip in which a terrible storm pounded the Detroit-bound ship loaded with 26,116 long tons of taconite pellets, made of processed iron ore. On Nov. 10 the Edmund Fitzgerald sank, killing its entire crew of 29 men.

Some trivia, courtesy of the Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Mich.: The doomed ship was named for the president and chairman of the board of Northwestern Mutual, the company that owned it. It  was launched June 8, 1958 at River Rouge, Michigan. At 729 feet and 13,632 gross tons the Fitzgerald for more than a decade was the largest ship on the Great Lakes.

But chances are, that's not why you remember it. If you're like most of us, you know it from the hit song by Gordon Lightfoot.

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early.

Lightfoot's haunting shanty was a big pop hit in 1976, only months after the actual shipwreck. It's a wonderful example of an instant folk song.

The singer spoke of his song on Reddit a few years ago

Topical songs, you know... are very difficult to come by. Every once in a while. And the Edmund Fitzgerald really seemed to go unnoticed at that time, anything I'd seen in the newspapers or magazines were very short, brief articles, and I felt I would like to expand upon the story of the sinking of the ship itself. And it was quite an undertaking to do that, I went and bought all of the old newspapers, got everything in chronological order, and went ahead and did it because I already had a melody in my mind, and it was from an old Irish dirge that I heard when I was about three and a half years old, I think it was one of the first pieces of music that registered to me as being a piece of music. That's where the melody comes from, from an old Irish folk song.

Lightfoot, while taking a few poetic liberties in the lyrics, tried to stay true to the actual story. But, as he explains in this article, he's updated it through the years as new facts about the wreck became known.

The original lyrics refer to a hatchway caving in shortly before the disaster. But in 2010, an investigation for the National Geographic Channel's TV show Dive Detectives suggested three rogue waves broke the ship in half.

Lightfoot soon revised the lyric from:

"At 7 p.m. a main hatchway caved in, he said, 'Fellas, it's been good to know ya'"

To

"At 7 p.m., it grew dark, it was then he said, 'Fellas it's been good to know ya.""

That brought relief to the mother and daughter of crew members in charge of manning the hatches.

"With the mystery resolved, I made the women very happy. The new line takes the onus off the deckhands," Lightfoot told MLive and the Saginaw News ...

Here's Lightfoot performing the song live in Reno 2000



The best cover of Lightfoot's song was by another Canadian named Gordon -- Gord Downie, who sang it with his band, The Tragically Hip. (Downie died just last month at the of 53.)



Finally, here's an irreverent, goofball cover by NRBQ in Louisiville in 1982. Too soon? Watch at your own risk.




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America's sweetheart, Tonya Harding, is back in the national consciousness once again thanks to an upcoming biopic I, Tonya ,  starri...