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The Sonic Bloom

Feb 8, 2023 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Music

With Esoterica

folky, punky, poppy, jangly, post-punky, and psychedelic goodness of the musical variety coming out of your speakers courtesy of moi. oh yeah, and occasional show tunes.

The Sonic Bloom, your way.

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R.I.P. Tom Verlaine, plus new single Too Much Music by the endlessly talented Jake Shears, and much more!

The Sonic Bloom
3:01 AM
Lalo Schifrin - Main Title
Lalo Schifrin Main Title Lalo Schifrin
Dirty Harry (The Original Score) Aleph Records 1971
3:03 AM
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3:05 AM
Ibex Clone - Nothing Ever Changes
Ibex Clone Nothing Ever Changes N
All Channels Clear Goner 2023
3:08 AM
Lisa O'Neill - Silver Seed
Lisa O'Neill Silver Seed Lisa O'Neill N
All of This Is Chance Rough Trade 2023

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3:11 AM
Lankum - Sergeant William Bailey
Lankum Sergeant William Bailey Lankum
Between the Earth and Sky Rough Trade 2017

63dbf086a1782.jpegLankum says of this old ballad: ‘Satire in times of unrest is a potent a weapon as any, and this fact was not lost upon the ballad makers of Ireland’s past. Songs poking fun at the British Army recruiting sergeant were common in the Irish tradition and represent a class of anti-war song unto themselves. This one is particularly special in that the site of William Bailey’s recruiting attempts is Dunphy’s corner, just down the road from where the members of Lankum live on Dublin’s northside. In our present era of social and political unrest songs that seek to lampoon and make fun of figures of authority, military or otherwise, are as relevant as ever.’

3:19 AM
Richard Dawson - Thicker Than Water
Richard Dawson Thicker Than Water Richard Dawson N
The Ruby Cord Weird World 2022
Richard Michael Dawson (born 1981) is an English folk-influenced musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. His 2014 album Nothing Important was released by Weird World and was met with critical acclaim.
3:26 AM
The Jam - In the Crowd
The Jam In the Crowd The Jam
All Mod Cons (Remastered) Polydor Records 1978
Following the release of their second album, This Is the Modern World, the Jam undertook a 1978 tour of the US supporting American rock band Blue Öyster Cult. What a combo!
3:32 AM
Split Enz - One Step Ahead
Split Enz One Step Ahead Split Enz
Waiata WM Australia 1981
Waiata is the sixth studio album by New Zealand new wave band Split Enz, released in March 1981. Its Australian release was titled Corroboree. Waiata is a Maori song for song or singing.
3:39 AM
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3:40 AM
Spooner Oldham - Julie Brown's Forest
Spooner Oldham Julie Brown's Forest Spooner Oldham
Pot Luck Light In The Attic Records 2015
Came out in 1972.
3:44 AM
Steve Hillage - Solar Musick Suite
Steve Hillage Solar Musick Suite Steve Hillage
Fish Rising (Remastered) Virgin Catalogue 2006
Fish Rising is the debut solo album by English guitarist Steve Hillage, recorded and released in 1975. The album was recorded just prior to Hillage's departure from the band Gong, and many of the players on this album are from that band: Bassist Mike Howlett, drummer Pierre Moerlen, keyboardist Tim Blake and saxophonist Didier Malherbe.
4:01 AM
Jeff Beck - Definitely Maybe
Jeff Beck Definitely Maybe Jeff Beck
Beckology Epic/Legacy 2003
Beckology by guitarist Jeff Beck was released in 1991 as a 3 CD career retrospective. Beckology covers the work of a guitarist widely acknowledged as one of the most influential and gifted exponents of the electric guitar, from early days with The Tridents through to his Guitar Shop album in 1989.
4:10 AM
Mick Ronson - Tinker Street
Mick Ronson Tinker Street Mick Ronson
Indian Summer Ronson Music 2018
Indian Summer is a posthumous Mick Ronson soundtrack album for a film that was never made. It contained previously unreleased material, most of it recorded around 1981. Many of the tracks were instrumentals. The track "Indian Summer" was considered for Heaven and Hull. Tinker Street Cafe in Woodstock was a fave of Ronson's.
4:12 AM
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4:13 AM
Mission of Burma - Red
Mission of Burma Red Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls and Marches Matador 2008
Released July 4, 1981.
4:17 AM
Mitch Easter - Dusky Lair
Mitch Easter Dusky Lair Mitch Easter
Dynamico Electric Devil 2007
Mitchell Blake Easter (born November 15, 1954) is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. Frequently associated with the jangle pop style of guitar music, he is known as producer of R.E.M.'s early albums from 1981 through 1984, and as frontman of the 1980s band Let's Active.
4:20 AM
The Monks - Complication
The Monks Complication The Monks
Black Monk Time Light In The Attic Records 2009
he Monks, referred to by the name monks on record sleeves, were an American garage rock band formed in Gelnhausen, West Germany in 1964. In March 1966, Polydor Records released Black Monk Time and the "Complication" single. The striking approach that the Monks had taken on rock music was a precursor of punk rock.
4:24 AM
Morphine - Candy (2022 Remaster)
Morphine Candy (2022 Remaster) Morphine N
Cure for Pain (Deluxe Edition) Ryko/Rhino 1993
4:25 AM
Iggy Pop - Candy (w.Kate Pierson)
Iggy Pop Candy (w.Kate Pierson)
Brick By Brick Virgin Records 1990
4:31 AM
Television - Prove It
Television Prove It Television
Marquee Moon Elektra Records 1977
R.I.P. Tom Verlaine. This is one of the best albums anywhere anytime. Verlaine, who did not want to be guided in the studio by a famous producer, enlisted engineer Andy Johns based on his work for the Rolling Stones' 1973 album Goats Head Soup.
4:35 AM
Tom Verlaine - There's a Reason
Tom Verlaine There's a Reason Tom Verlaine
Dreamtime Rhino/Warner Records 1982
4:40 AM
Tom Verlaine - Five Miles of You
Tom Verlaine Five Miles of You Tom Verlaine
Cover (Expanded) Rhino/Warner Records 2017
Released in 1984. Recorded at the following places: Blue Rock Studio, NYC; Eldorado Recording Studio, Los Angeles; Sorcerer Sound, NYC; Bearsville Studios, NY; The Town House, London; Roundhouse Studios, London.
4:43 AM
Television Personalities - The Glittering Prizes
Television Personalities The Glittering Prizes Television Personalities
They Could Have Been Bigger Than the Beatles Fire Records 1982
4:46 AM
The Clean - Oddity
The Clean Oddity The Clean
Compilation Merge Records 2020
4:53 AM
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4:54 AM
The Verlaines - Death and the Maiden
The Verlaines Death and the Maiden The Verlaines
Juvenilia Flying Nun Records 1993
4:58 AM
Wire - Another the Letter (2006 Remastered Version)
Wire Another the Letter (2006 Remastered Version) Wire
Chairs Missing The state51 Conspiracy 2006
Chairs Missing is the second studio album by English rock band Wire. It was released on 8 September 1978 by Harvest Records. Producer Mike Thorne.
5:00 AM
Sparks - When I'm with You
Sparks When I'm with You Sparks
Terminal Jive Lil Beethoven Records 1980
5:06 AM
The Mothers of Invention - The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
The Mothers of Invention The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue The Mothers of Invention
Weasels Ripped My Flesh Frank Zappa Catalog 2012
Weasels Ripped My Flesh is the seventh studio album by the American rock group the Mothers of Invention, and the tenth overall by Frank Zappa, released in 1970. It is the second album released after the Mothers disbanded in 1969.
5:12 AM
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
David Bowie Diamond Dogs David Bowie
Diamond Dogs (2016 Remaster) Parlophone UK 1974
5:18 AM
Roxy Music - Over You
Roxy Music Over You Roxy Music
Flesh + Blood Virgin Records Ltd 1999
Released May 23, 1980.
5:20 AM
Joe Jackson - Another World
Joe Jackson Another World Joe Jackson
Night and Day A&M 1982
5:23 AM
Kitchen's Floor - Lousy Company
Kitchen's Floor Lousy Company Kitchen's Floor N
None of That 3184676 Records DK 2022
Out of Brisbane. Great stuff. Support them on bandcamp tomorrow! Bandcamp friday.
5:29 AM
Benny Goodman Trio - Body and Soul
Benny Goodman Trio Body and Soul Benny Goodman Trio
Body&Soul B Muzik Records 2020
Hey have you seen the incomparably amazing and courageous John Garfield in the film Body and Soul. Directed by Robert Rossen. Great boxing flick.
5:30 AM
Gene Krupa - Sing! Sing! Sing!
Gene Krupa Sing! Sing! Sing! Gene Krupa
Drummin' Man HHO Licensing 2005
From 1937. Part of Benny Goodman's band, Krupa is on fire with this drumming.
5:40 AM
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5:42 AM
Hoagy Carmichael - Two Sleepy People
Hoagy Carmichael Two Sleepy People
The Definitive Hoagy Carmichael Collection BOFM Ltd 2009
"Two Sleepy People" is a song written on September 10, 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Frank Loesser.
5:47 AM
Michael Beach - Out In a Burning Alley
Michael Beach Out In a Burning Alley Michael Beach N
2022 EP Goner 2022
Michael Beach is a Naarm/Melbourne-based musician.
5:48 AM
Hash Redactor - Good Sense
Hash Redactor Good Sense Hash Redactor
Good Sense - Single Upset The Rhythm 2019
Out of Memphis.
5:54 AM
Ex-Cult - Attention Ritual
Ex-Cult Attention Ritual Ex-Cult
Negative Growth In The Red 2016
ounding lean, wiry, and frantic as they spit out fuzzy bad-vibe anthems of bitterness and accusation, Ex-Cult are a fierce punk rock band from Memphis. The group was formed in 2011 by vocalist Chris Shaw, formerly of Vile Nation, and drummer Michael Peery, who worked with the band Magic Kids.
5:58 AM
Jake Shears - Too Much Music
Jake Shears Too Much Music Jake Shears N
Last Man Dancing 2023