Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Strange Sounds #3

Original artwork by Paul Smith

"Take him to Detroit!"

I grew up on the music of Motown Records. Classics by Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Diana Ross, etc. all had a significant impact on me. But as I grew older and branched out into all types of genres from all across the map, I kinda came full circle and reacquaintanced myself with other kinds of music from the Motor City: ROCK MUSIC! There are sooooooo many great rock bands from Detroit. Garage rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, proto-punk... you name it, Detroit's got it! Strange Sounds #3 takes a look at a slew of bands from Detroit, as well as a handful from neighboring cities like Ann Arbor and Flint. This mix is semi-chronological, making our way up from the late 60s (MC5, The Stooges) to present-day bands (Outrageous Cherry, The Raconteurs). Lotta great stuff in here. As usual, I try to balance the well-known with the obscure; so while I may hit you with a live version of Detroit-born Alice Cooper's infamous "No More Mr. Nice Guy", I'll follow it up with Frut of the Loom or Frijid Pink. Who? You better get familiar...! I feel like I'm hitting my stride with this Strange Sounds series and #3 might just be my favorite one yet! I wanna thank everybody who's listened to the series thus far, commented, critiqued, praised etc. You've really encouraged me to stick with it and keep this passion project alive. Thank you. Now that we've got that outta the way, let's enjoy the music! Turn it up!!

Strange Sounds #3 by Boom Bap Beatnik on Mixcloud

1. Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) - "Take him to Detroit..."
2. Power of Zeus - It Couldn't Be Me
3. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
4. Alice Cooper - No More Mr. Nice Guy (Live)
5. Dennis Coffey - Getting It On
6. Rare Earth - Get Ready
7. Detroit - Long Neck Goose
8. Up - Hassan I Sabbah
9. Frut of the Loom - One Hand In Darkness
10. Rodriguez - Only Good for Conversation
11. The Frost - It's So Hard
12. The Third Power - Gettin' Together
13. The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
14. Brownsville Station - Go Out and Get Her
15. SRC - Up All Night
16. Death - Rock-N-Roll Victim
17. Frijid Pink - Crying Shame
18. Destroy All Monsters - Bored
19. The Detroit Cobras - I'll Keep Holding On
20. Outrageous Cherry - If You Want Me
21. The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution
22. The Dirtbombs - Motor City Baby