Collaborative rock scholarship hosted by Cristy Scoggins and William Gillespie, as a discussion forum to accompany our radio show Rock Geek FM and website rockgeekchic.com. We are rock scholars, writers, and radio show hosts who wish only to share the TRUTH with the internet-enabled world.
For our final scheduled show, Cristy and William explore the discontinuous topic of great closing tracks on great albums. Except for “Hang Loose,” which we forgot, which Cristy is still mad about, even though she wouldn’t even let William consider including any They Might Be Giants songs. So we’re burying the hatchet right between your ears.
Cristy, William, and Baby Chaos identify their favorite stand-out debut albums from 1962 through the present, playing tracks from the greatest first albums released between 1976-1996. All accompanied by astute analysis, personal anecdotes, factual misunderstandings, and a rambunctious toddler. Listen to the first hour here.
They are then joined by Chelsea Bandita and Milkwagon, and help co-host Surfabilly Freakout in a human mash-up called Freaks and Geeks. Surf and rockabilly music old and new, some from places with no beaches whatsoever.
This is the best-selling debut album of all time, according to Wikipedia this morning. #2? Boston. Neither made our list. An oversight? On whose part? Ours or the world’s?
Two hours of rock from Scotland! Has anybody coined the term Scotrock yet? If not, would it be unforgivable if we were to add that to the rock geek lexicon along with Krautrock and Mathrock? Assembled with thanks to Alister Smith, Glasgow correspondent Iain Matheson, and Ben from the Brighton Rock Geek Office!
Here’s the setlist:
Scotland – December 28, 2013
Turn Up the Radio – Sugar Crisis, n/a
Grey Streets – Felt, Forever Breathes the Lonely Word, 1986
Taking Names and Heartbeats – Sugar Crisis, n/a
The Living End (demo) – The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Power of Negative Thinking, 2008
Kids Will be Skeletons – Mogwai, Happy Songs for Happy People, 2003
New Year’s Resolution – Camera Obscura, Desire Lines, 2013*
I’m Waking Up to Us – Belle and Sebastian, I’m Waking Up to Us (single), 2001
Quicksand – Travis, 12 Stories, 2003
Good Morning Britain – Aztec Camera, Stray, 1990
I Hate Scotland – Ballboy, Club Anthems, 2002
Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From – Teenage Fanclub, Songs from Northern Britain, 1997
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam – The Vaselines, MOJO comp: Roots of Nirvana, 2011
Gentle Tuesday – Primal Scream, Sonic Flower Groove
Impossible Things – Looper, Up a Tree, 1999
Baby Don’t You Do It – The Poets, Comp: The Perfumed Garden: 82 Rare Flowerings from the British Underground 1965–73, n/a
Chinese White – The Incredible String Band, Comp: White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, 2006
The Universal Soldier – Donovan, Comp: The British Are Coming, 2002
Moscow Olympics – Orange Juice, The Glasgow School, 2005