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 Halloween this year, we descend to the cobwebby basement studio for a home-recorded show. This time for the web: Little Records Radio.
We reprise parts one and two of songs about ghosts to fit the Little Records Radio format of music recorded between 1976 and 1995, and provide new commentary. We are haunted throughout by ghosts and gremlins banging on the microphone table and sending hums through the cheap Radio Shack microphone, but manage to make it to the finale.
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