Here are all of AheadByEcho's jams.

The Indifference of Heaven (Live)

The Indifference of Heaven (Live)

by Warren Zevon

Z is for Zevon, Warren. This track comes from his live album Learning To Flinch which came out in 1993. A studio version of this track eventually landed on his 1995 album Mutineer, but it pales in comparison. This track is my final Jam. Thanks to everyone who followed me, thanks to those who let me follow them! I've learned about so many new artists and had many conversations with fine people world wide! #ThanksTIMJ

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Jammed: 25th Sep 2015

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Deeper Into Movies (Slow Version)

Deeper Into Movies (Slow Version)

by Yo La Tengo

Y is still for Yo La Tengo but I just had to squeeze in one more track from their new album Stuff Like That There. This is actually a Yo La song that appeared in much different form on I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One which came out in 1997.

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Jammed: 24th Sep 2015

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Friday I'm In Love

Friday I'm In Love

by Yo La Tengo

Y is for Yo La Tengo. This is taken from their recently released album Stuff Like That There. This is a cover of a song by The Cure (it originally appeared on Wish which came out in 1992). I was pretty surprised that Yo La made a video for this!

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Jammed: 24th Sep 2015

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VCR

VCR

by The xx

X is for The xx. Their debut album xx was released in August 2009 and it should rank rather high on any Top 100 Best Albums of the Aughts (at least it would on my list). This particular track was the fourth single released from the album and came out on 25 January 2010.

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Jammed: 23rd Sep 2015

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Better Off Without A Wife

Better Off Without A Wife

by Tom Waits

W is for Waits, Tom. This was the first Tom Waits song I ever heard. This track comes to us from the PBS Soundstage in Chicago, Illinois, 1975. (Another live version of this can be found on the double album Nighthawks At The Diner which was released in 1975.)

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Jammed: 22nd Sep 2015

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Temptation Inside Your Heart

Temptation Inside Your Heart

by The Velvet Underground

V is for The Velvet Underground. This track was ostensibly going to be a single backed with "Stephanie Says". The chit chat and laughter we hear is all authentic, none of the men in the booth realized that they could indeed be heard. However, more important than this not being released as a single is that it marks the final two songs on which John Cale performed. This track has made the rounds appearing on VU released in 1985, on Peel Slowly and See (1995) and again on White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition (2013).

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Jammed: 21st Sep 2015

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Love's Gone Bad

Love's Gone Bad

by The Underdogs

U is for The Underdogs. If you didn’t know that VIP was one of Berry Gordy’s many subsidiary labels, there are at least three items on the label in the photo that reveal this is a Motown record. The first is Clarence Paul is the producer. The second would be the name of the publishing, Jobete. Finally the most obvious of them all: the song was written by Holland-Dozier-Holland. The Underdogs (named after the cartoon character) was the first single from Motown in January 1967. This track (and it’s B-Side MOJO Hannah) can be found on the five disc box The Complete Motown Singles Volume 7: 1967.

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Jammed: 20th Sep 2015

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Needle and a Knife

Needle and a Knife

by Tennis

T is for Tennis. Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley are the husband-wife duo Tennis. They’ve been together as a band since 2010 but they are quite prolific having released three albums and an EP. They are an agile band capable of many different sounds well beyond their debut Cape Dory released in 2011. They toss out covers with regularity and their videos, such as this one, are often stripped down versions of what appear on their albums. This song comes from their most recent release Ritual In Repeat (from 2014).

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Jammed: 19th Sep 2015

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Dream Date

Dream Date

by Salad Boys

S is for Salad Boys. All the way from Christchurch, New Zealand their debut album titled Metalmania is out today 18 September 2015 on the Trouble In Mind label. The trio has served as backing band to New Zealand legend David Kilgour and they’ve opened for the likes of The Bats and Parquet Courts. Their new album is quite a jewel! (They did release a self-titled EP prior to this, beyond that, I know next to nothing about these guys.)

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Jammed: 18th Sep 2015

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Sexualized

Sexualized

by Relaxed Muscle

R is for Relaxed Muscle. This track is taken from the 2003 album A Nite With… Relaxed Muscle consisted of Darren Spooner, JP Buckle and Wayne Marsden. Respectively, those were the pseudonyms of Jarvis Cocker, Jason Buckle and Richard Hawley. Completely absurd, it is difficult to imagine that anyone couldn’t determine that this was Jarvis in a skeleton suit. If nothing else gave it away, surely his tell-tale voice gave the secret away. There was only one Relaxed Muscle album.

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Jammed: 17th Sep 2015

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The Life I Live

The Life I Live

by Q65

Q is for Q 65. The band formed in 1966 and was part of the Nederbeat wave happening in The Netherlands in the 60s. They released a flurry of singles in ’66: You’re the Victor, The Life I Live and I Despise You. But it was The Life I Live that seemingly appears on an endless array of psych comps of the era. There was a point in time when I went considerably overboard on buying psych comps and it seemed that The Life I Live could be found on at least half of them. The distinctive voice of the band came from Wim Bieler and when he set off for military duty that was the end of the band. (Not entirely, mind you, but for our purposes here today, that’s where I’ll stop. More info can be found here: http://www.alexgitlin.com/q65.htm)

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Jammed: 16th Sep 2015

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We Carry On

We Carry On

by Portishead

P is for Portishead. When Third was released in 2008 it was Portishead’s first album in eleven years. It has now been seven years since that album came out. The band has toured several times since 2008, but alas, no new recordings have been released. Well, actually they released a did release one track, Chase The Tear, in 2009 for Human Rights Day. But beyond that, nothing. I suppose this is an instance in which we should be happy with what we have.

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Jammed: 15th Sep 2015

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Mind Train

Mind Train

by Yoko Ono

O is for Ono, Yoko. This track is taken from Ono’s second album, Fly, released in 1971. It was released as a single in the UK (albeit in an edited form slightly over three minutes). Accompanying Ono on this album was an impressive array of artists: John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman, Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon among others. (Ryko released a six disc box set titled Onobox in 1992 and then began reissuing her albums in 1997. Ryko used a press release claiming her music is “not as bad as you think” which may seem tasteless but there are certainly some preconceived notions about her music. I’m not certain this track will convince every one of Ryko’s claims, but this jammer loves it.)

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Jammed: 14th Sep 2015

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Unkind

Unkind

by Night School

N is for Night School. Another Graveface band, Night School is a three-piece from California who certainly recall the girl groups of yore thanks to that Phil Spectorian Wall of Sound sound. Alexandra Morte (who is also currently in the band Camera Shy, an all acoustic two piece whose just released self-titled debut album can be found on Run For Cover Records) and Baylie Jiminez aren’t just the rhythm section, they also write the songs. Third member Sarah Trevena provides the lead guitar and the band’s huge sound. This track comes from a Record Store Day 2015 EP titled Carousel (a split EP with Dott). Night School also has an EP all their own entitled Heart Beat.

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Jammed: 13th Sep 2015

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Bored Beyond Oblivion

Bored Beyond Oblivion

by Monster Movie

M is for Monster Movie. Christian Savill and Sean Hewson are the two major components that make up Monster Movie. Savill was in Slowdive and both men performed in Eternal prior to Slowdive’s formation. This track comes from the last album they recorded, Everyone Is A Ghost, which was released in 2005 on the ever-popular Graveface Records

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Jammed: 12th Sep 2015

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Yer Blues

Yer Blues

by John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band

L is for Lennon, John (with The Plastic Ono Band). This song originally hails from The Beatles self-titled double album released in 1968. This version is from the rather well known gig in Toronto in 1969 that subsequently became The Plastic Ono Band’s debut release Live Peace In Toronto 1969. The Plastic Ono Band had a constantly changing membership, but for this, their debut, the band consists of John Lennon on rhythm and lead vocals, Yoko Ono on vocals, Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass and Alan White on drums.

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Jammed: 11th Sep 2015

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The Hawg, Part 1

The Hawg, Part 1

by Eddie Kirk

K is for Kirk, Eddie.  Kirk’s actual name is Eddie Kirkland. His career began as second guitarist for John Lee Hooker whom he worked for from 1948 until 1953 at which time he moved to Macon, Georgia. Once he landed in Georgia, Kirkland met Otis Redding and began working with him as lead guitarist. Stax/ Volt was filled with numerous talented men and women and many were given an opportunity to record something for the label. This track, “The Hawg Part 1” includes another man who worked with Redding, Percy Welch on drums (Welch and Kirkland get songwriting credits here). Released in May 1963, it did not chart, but Kirk continued recording and working with Redding. (This song comes from one of my favorite box sets: The Complete Stax/ Volt Singles 1959-1968. While it purports to be complete, it only includes B-Sides if they charted on Billboard or “received significant national airplay.” Still, this nine disc set remains a perennial favorite.)

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Jammed: 10th Sep 2015

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Ya Ba Da Ba Do (So Are You)

Ya Ba Da Ba Do (So Are You)

by George Jones

J is for Jones, George. This song was released as a single in April 1989 under this title but later Sony was forced to change the title after Hanna-Barbera threatened to sue.  The title was subsequently changed to The King Is Gone (So Are You).  Naturally, I prefer the original title.  I've read some accounts where people think this is beneath the stature of an artist like Jones.  The Possum always had a fine sense of humor and it does continue two grand subjects of country music: drinking and heart break.

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Jammed: 9th Sep 2015

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Chains

Chains

by The Icons

I is for The Icons. The Icons came from Athens, Georgia in the 1980s and at the time, anything from that region seemed worth exploring. I learned about The Icons through Musician, a magazine long defunct, that was as influential to my record collection as This Is My Jam seems to be today. The Icons released their only album, Art In The Dark, in 1985 and I never saw another review concerning the band. (I’ve only just discovered that they released a four track EP in 1986 titled $ + 3. Honestly, how on Earth my brother and I ever learned anything prior to the internet is beyond me. I guess that’s why we read magazines like Musician.)

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Jammed: 8th Sep 2015

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Letting Me Out

Letting Me Out

by Grant Hart

H is for Hart, Grant. Once a member of Hüsker Dü and later Nova Mob, Hart began making solo albums as early as 1988. It was his most recent album, The Argument, which landed on my Top Ten Best of 2013. The Argument was a concept album based on John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost published in 1667 which dealt with the Biblical story of the fall of man, more commonly known as Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. This track concerns Lucifer striking a bargain with Sin and Death. Lucifer will be granted the key that opens the gates of Hell in exchange for Sin and Death’s favorite treat: the human soul.

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Jammed: 7th Sep 2015

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The Message

The Message

by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

G is for Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. Released on Sugar Hill Records as a single in the summer of 1982 (the first of July to be precise) this landmark record remains as pertinent today as it was 33 years ago (can you believe this song is that old). The Message has always reminded me of The Clash’s Combat Rock (which came out two months prior). Honestly, how out of place would this track have been on that album? That’s right, not very out of place at all.

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Jammed: 6th Sep 2015

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Everyone Needs Love

Everyone Needs Love

by Foxygen

F is for Foxygen. Taken from their 2014 double album …and Star Power, Foxygen created a multi-layered psych-out with a multitude of guests ranging from The Flaming Lips to Of Montreal from White Fence to Bleached. This is the penultimate track which features The Flaming Lips (honestly, I do not hear them). This is a mammoth album that I bought at the end of 2014 and I’m still listening to it and processing it. At times it is fantastic, at other times I’ve not a clue how they got from there to here.

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Jammed: 5th Sep 2015

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Dusting Coattails

Dusting Coattails

by Eyesinweasel

E is for Eyesinweasel.  This is the side project of Tobin Sprout, the other writer in Guided By Voices. While not quite as prolific as Robert Pollard, Sprout knows his way around a melody. Having released a series of successful solo albums in the ‘90s, Sprout created Eyesinweasel in the early Aughts, as a full-fledged band. Their debut album Wrinkled Thoughts from which this song is from was released in 2000. Eyesinweasel’s second album was released the following year, Live In The Middle East was a live album which took into consideration Sprout’s entire song writing career. In 2003 Sprout returned to making albums under his own name again effectively rendering the idea behind Eyesinweasel somewhat pointless.

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Jammed: 4th Sep 2015

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Times Square

Times Square

by Destroyer

D is for Destroyer. Dan Bejar, the man behind the curtain that is Destroyer, is fast becoming infallible (musically speaking). This track comes from the just released Poison Season which is utterly fantastic. As with virtually all of his albums, this one begs to be heard as a whole. And if you've not bought this, why not?

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Jammed: 3rd Sep 2015

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Until The Led (Live)

Until The Led (Live)

by Vic Chesnutt (with Lambchop)

C is for Chesnutt, Vic. This song (from Late Night With Conan O'Brien) includes an ungodly large assemblage of Lambchop. The song is from Chesnutt's 1998 album The Salesman and Bernadette on which he was backed by Lambchop as well. They aren't credited technically, although Chesnutt adds their name in a thought bubble on the back cover. Chesnutt is on my mind because I'm looking forward to reading Kristin Hersh's forthcoming book about her tours with Chesnutt titled Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt.

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Jammed: 2nd Sep 2015

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I'll Keep It With Mine

I'll Keep It With Mine

by Bettie Serveert

B is for Bettie Serveert. I wanted to post something from Log 22 which could be my favorite album of The Aughts, but I doubt many would sit through the band performing that double album live from a bar in New York City. Instead here is a fine cover of a Bob Dylan classic that the Betties covered for the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol (directed by Mary Harron).

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Jammed: 1st Sep 2015

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Light Aircraft On Fire

Light Aircraft On Fire

by The Auteurs

A is for The Auteurs. Fantastic band that is oft overlooked, spear-headed by the brilliant Luke Haines, this track comes from their third album After Murder Park (1996). This band was delivered to me by my brother when we documented (endlessly it seemed) our Top 125 Favorite Albums of the 90s for one another to peruse. My brother had all three of their albums in his Top 100 and he taught me a huge lesson about not just listening better, but giving lesser known bands more time. (Living in the US, it isn't as if The Auteurs were major stars. However come the Aughts, in both our homes, both The Auteurs and Luke Haines solo works are among the regular albums receiving the most play. They aren't lesser known any longer!)

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Jammed: 31st Aug 2015

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San Francisco Patrol

San Francisco Patrol

by Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock seems like such a niche artist to be interested in but his talents extend much further than what you might expect them to be (wacky songwriter rambling endlessly about anything/ nothing at all). In the course of a 38 year career in music, Hitchcock has proven to be a capable guitarist and a wonderful songwriter (provided you enjoy that scene, of course).

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Jammed: 30th Aug 2015

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Airscape

Airscape

by Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians

I have never done a scientific study but I'm guessing that this is perhaps my favorite Robyn Hitchcock song. That's always an easy claim to make when you aren't looking at all of someone's songs in proper context, so at worst, the song would land somewhere in the Top 15 I'd bargain. Taken from his 1986 album Element of Light, this would be his last for an indie label (for a time) because his next album would arrive on A&M Records.

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Jammed: 29th Aug 2015

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The Ballad of Old 604

The Ballad of Old 604

by Robyn Hitchcock & Roy

It seems impossible to believe that of all the artists I have posted  on TIMJ, I've never posted a Robyn Hitchcock tune. Well, you'll have him for the next three days and then come the 31st, I'll begin the 26 Days of Jam as I alphabetically count down to our last jam on 25 September 2015.

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Jammed: 28th Aug 2015

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Heaven and Back (Acoustic)

Heaven and Back (Acoustic)

by Mekons

I find it hard to believe I've not posted a Mekons song before! I've seen the band perform an all acoustic show (similar to what is seen on this video which takes place, I believe, in San Francisco) as well as an all electric gig during their 30th anniversary tour. Seeing them open the electric show at Schubas in Chicago with this fine tune remains one of my favorite rock and roll highlights. (At that gig they even managed to have Susie Honeyman on stage and that doesn't seem to happen often enough.)

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Jammed: 27th Aug 2015

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My Blue Wave

My Blue Wave

by Lambchop

I discovered Lambchop in 2000, just as they had released Nixon. By the time they released their next album, Is A Woman, in 2002, I had their back catalog and they had become my favorite band. It is difficult to assess their importance to me because I found them at such a peculiar time in my life and I’d either overstate their importance or drastically undercut it. Is A Woman remains my favorite Lambchop album and this song, this was the song that spoke the loudest to me. (I'm uncertain if this video is legit, I can't imagine it is since it seems so literal, but it was either this or the Sandra Bullock video.)

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Jammed: 27th Aug 2015

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The House That We Once Lived In

The House That We Once Lived In

by The Apartments

When my brother caught wind that The Apartments were using Crowdfunding to help fund a new album on Microcultures, he immediately called me about the news. Almost instantly we both contributed money (and for a period we were the only Americans on the list of contributors). It was amazing to us that Peter Milton-Walsh, the man, the writer, the singer behind The Apartments was returning to the music world. Yes, we owned the Seven Songs EP from 2013 (a radio sessions album) but this was to be Walsh's first work of all new material since the death of his son. The Apartments had long been a favorite since 1995's A Life For of Farewells and while their release of new material had always been deliberate, I had assumed that Walsh's music career was over. But it wasn’t meant to be. A more welcomed return from an artist couldn’t be imagined. This song is taken from the 2015 release No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal.

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Jammed: 25th Aug 2015

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Last Will & Testament

Last Will & Testament

by Simon Joyner

One of the greatest gifts that This Is My Jam delivered was the website bandcamp.com. I have spent considerable time there and bought music (always in the physical, mind you) from a wide array of artists. Today, I received an album from Simon Joyner who, so sayeth his bandcamp site, “is a singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He's been flying under the radar since 1991.” His most recent album Grass, Branch & Bone is a beaut that deserves attention and can be bought here: https://simonjoyner.bandcamp.com/album/grass-branch-bone. But I’m posting the second track on Ghosts which was his last album. Released in 2012, Ghosts, says the bandcamp page “ is a double album of dark, dissonant songs confronting death and loss in the vein of Neil Young's Tonight’s The Night.” It’s currently out of print (you can download the album on bandcamp) but you can find copies of Ghosts out and about. I anticipate catching up to Joyner’s back catalog in due time.

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Jammed: 25th Aug 2015

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Babe I'm On Fire

Babe I'm On Fire

by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Intruding upon another Jammer's discussion concerning Michael Gira's band Swans dourness I applauded his belief that Gira makes Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds look like Sha Na Na, a comparison which sounded so ridiculous but honestly, it also sounded quite true. You'd never find Michael Gira doing Babe I'm On Fire, but I'd bet that Jon "Bowser" Bauman wouldn't be out of place in this never-ending video. (Thanks goes out to @vomitsunami for making the comparison.)

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Jammed: 24th Aug 2015

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The Words That Maketh Murder

The Words That Maketh Murder

by PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey is nothing short of genius (which isn't a word to toss around lightly) and certainly one of a small array of artists who you cannot anticipate. I'm not sure how I've never used her work on TIMJ, so let me rectify that today. This track comes from her brilliant 2010 album Let England Shake which might just be the best album of this decade.

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Jammed: 22nd Aug 2015

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Jim On The Move

Jim On The Move

by Lizzy Mercier Descloux

Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a French painter and writer who, upon coming to NYC in the 70s, became a leading proponent of the No Wave genre. Her debut album Press Color has just recently been reissued by Light In The Attic. This was the original opening track for the 1979 album. It is a cover of a Lalo Schifrin instrumental that played on the TV show Mission Impossible (the theme to that show is also covered on this album). Mercier Descloux added the improv vocals which totally make the song. (Light In The Attic's release has added a second album to the festivities including a track Lizzy made with Patti Smith. The album is a total blast!)

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Jammed: 21st Aug 2015

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Sister Ray (Live at The Matrix, San Francisco  November 1969)

Sister Ray (Live at The Matrix, San Francisco November 1969)

by The Velvet Underground

The older I get the more I love The Velvet Underground. And if anything can get me to stop listening to Deerhunter this week, a 37 minute live version of Sister Ray can do the trick. I've jammed The Velvets on more than one occasion, but here in #TheEndDaysOfJam, everything is permissible.

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Jammed: 20th Aug 2015

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Remember Our Days

Remember Our Days

by Lotus Plaza

You can't talk about Deerhunter or Bradford Cox without also talking about Lockett Pundt. Pundt plays guitar and also sings and writes for Deerhunter (averaging one to two songs per album). He maintains a second musical gig performing under the guise of Lotus Plaza. At the present he has recorded two albums and one ambient/ improvisational cassette. This track is taken from his second album released in 2012 titled Spooky Action At A Distance. (And yes, he copped the name from Albert Einstein's phrase for nonlocal correlation in quantum entanglement.)

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Jammed: 19th Aug 2015

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Te Amo (Live on KEXP)

Te Amo (Live on KEXP)

by Atlas Sound

Hearing the news about a new Deerhunter album enticed me to pull out a random Atlas Sound album and give it a whirl. Atlas Sound, as you already know, is the name Bradford Cox credits his solo albums to. Atlas Sound is just another outlet for the prolific Cox to deliver his music, which, as you'll see in this video, is quite a layered sound. And lastly, I haven't a clue why he is performing in his PJs.

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Jammed: 18th Aug 2015

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Snakeskin

Snakeskin

by Deerhunter

I'm certain there will be at least  three dozen people posting this new track from Deerhunter posted here, but since they are possibly the band I anticipate the most from and they are favorites of this new millennium and these are #theEndDaysofJam, I've little choice in the matter. The name of the new album is Fading Frontier and it is due for release on 16 October of this year.

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Jammed: 17th Aug 2015

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Rented Rooms

Rented Rooms

by Tindersticks

Sometimes when a new artist or band debuts you're not always ready for the sound they bring. Tindersticks had a complicated gestation between both my brother and myself, we passed around their second album as if it were a time bomb with a secret detonation. Leap ahead ten years and suddenly I own their entire catalog (and then some) and I want to be Stuart Staples. Leap ahead another three years and I'm watching Tindersticks perform in an old abandoned church in Chicago and it has become one of my most cherished musical memories. This track can be found on Curtains (released in 1997, it is their third studio album).

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Jammed: 17th Aug 2015

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Silent Songs

Silent Songs

by The Gunshy

The Gunshy hails from Chicago and the one consistent in the band is Matt Arbogast. He writes the songs and sings them, the universe in which they reside is entirely Arbogast's vision. This is the title track from their latest album (Silent Songs, released in 2013) and Arbogast has added a few new colors to his palette. What a glorious sound they make!

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Jammed: 15th Aug 2015

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Clouds (Live At The Tivoli, 6 August 2005)

Clouds (Live At The Tivoli, 6 August 2005)

by The Go-Betweens

Robert Forster and Grant McLennan sound gorgeous harmonizing on this song which was originally found on the 1988 album 16 Lovers Lane. I particularly love that they include a segment of Dylan's Love Minus Zero/ No Limit into the song and it fits seamlessly. The Go-Betweens remain one of my favorite bands of all time. #LongLiveThisIsMyJam

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Jammed: 14th Aug 2015

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The Bible's Right

The Bible's Right

by Sister O.M. Terrell

One of my favorite labels in the Aughts is Dust-To-Digital, purveyors of old time music primarily from the United States but also from just about any country or culture that has a rich musical history. Their very first release was a six CD box set of gospel that extended from 1902 to 1960 entitled Goodbye Babylon. Released in 2003, it established Lance Ledbetter's label as vastly important to America's musical heritage. This track was recorded in Nashville on 19 February 1953. Ms Ola Mae sings and plays the guitar and she is accompanied by Ernie Newton on bass. I'm not a religious man, but I would willingly attend any church service that Sister Terrell was scheduled to perform. (#LongLiveThisIsMyJam)

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Jammed: 14th Aug 2015

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The Visitation

The Visitation

by White Noise

Originally released in 1969, An Electric Storm by White Noise is somewhat of an oddity from Island Records. Call it electronica or call it 'Science Dimension music' it stood out amongst the psychedelia of the late 60s. This track comes from Side 2 which is certainly the trippier of the two sides. I've long been wanting to post something from this album but it never seemed appropriate. Finally the time has arrived.

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Jammed: 12th Aug 2015

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Broken Necks

Broken Necks

by Eskimeaux

This Is My Jam was a haven for discovering new music from sources such as bandcamp. My new favorite is Eskimeaux (aka Gabrielle Smith) who hails from Brooklyn wherein a collective of artists such as Frankie Cosmos and Bellows reside. It's all bedroom made music which I've talked about previously on TIMJ. And that's what's so cool about TIMJ: you feel like you really are looking at people's record collections. It is the one music site where it all feels exciting because of that authenticity. Anyhow, this track comes from Eskimeaux's debut album O.K.

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Jammed: 11th Aug 2015

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Dark Bird Is Home

Dark Bird Is Home

by The Tallest Man on Earth

The Tallest Man On Earth is the pseudonym of Kristian Matsson who hails from Sweden. I seem only to talk in hyperbole some of the time, especially when I talk about this guy, so here is the title track from his most recent album which came out on 12 May. Fantastique!

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Jammed: 11th Aug 2015

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I Need Direction

I Need Direction

by Teenage Fanclub

With the news that this site with be archived come September, I will be posting bands or artists I love that I've never had the chance to (simply because one of their songs didn't lodge inside my head for a particular week). The tune may be here a day, it may be here three days, it may be gone tonight! This is taken from Teenage Fanclub's 2007 album Howdy, an all time favorite! #ILoveYouJam

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Jammed: 9th Aug 2015

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The Girl Who Fell To Earth

The Girl Who Fell To Earth

by Gaz Coombes

If Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn and Gaz Coombes have all recently made the same solo album as MOJO suggests, then my allegiance rests solely with Coombes' second album, Matador. The album was released in late January 2015 but I've only just now gotten around to paying attention.

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Jammed: 7th Aug 2015

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Run, Christian, Run (Live at Gastonbury 2003)

Run, Christian, Run (Live at Gastonbury 2003)

by Super Furry Animals

Somehow a decade or so ago I got it in my head to try and create a rock and roll fallacy after reading something in MOJO. I wrote to a famous television evangelist in America and told him that his ministry needed to beware of a band called Super Furry Animals as they were agents of evil. I stated that their initials SFA actually stood for Satan Finds All and that they were trying to capture the attention of children by using cartoon graphics on their albums and videos as well as by their peculiar name which sounded harmless but wasn't. I used this song as my prime example of how they were trying to thwart theology. It was my attempt at being clever and having a gag on what I think is one of the fantastic bands of the Aughts. Looking back on it now it seems thick-headed of me. I certainly meant the band no harm. Today I'm happier that it didn't take root as it really isn't the kind of rock and roll fallacy we need more of.

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Jammed: 31st Jul 2015

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(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

by Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Nick Lowe wrote this and it was the B-Side on his 1978 American Squirm single. It was credited to Nick Lowe and His Sound and it was actually Elvis Costello and The Attractions. Of course, virtually everyone was in on the gag, but to bring it home, Lowe posed on the picture sleeve with a guitar that read "Costello" on the neck. Lowe wrote the song tongue-in-cheek but Costello and The Attractions are nothing if not serious: what exactly IS wrong with peace, love and understanding?

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Jammed: 17th Jul 2015

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Car Wreck

Car Wreck

by Haley Bonar

Taken from her debut album The Size of Planets (that is if you don't count the self-released Haley Bryn Bonar, an almost impossible to find album). This track features Alan Sparhawk on guitar loops and was released on his label Chairkickers’ Music in 2003.

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Jammed: 10th Jul 2015

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Fourth of July at the Asylum

Fourth of July at the Asylum

by Dreamend

Dreamend’s atmospheric and haunted instrumental takes its title from an essay written in July 1852 in which a group of individuals with disabilities at an East Coast asylum (as they were called back in the day) are allowed to attend a Fourth of July celebration. The song hails from Dreamend’s Long, Forgotten Friend album released in 2008, itself an album of alluring memories, which has been playing on repeat this week.

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Jammed: 3rd Jul 2015

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Cry Cry Cry

Cry Cry Cry

by Roxy Music

I've played about three albums this week and the only thing sticking in my head is this Roxy Music track (which was played endlessly on my college radio station all those years ago) taken from their sixth album, Manifesto, which came out in 1979.

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Jammed: 26th Jun 2015

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Small Poppies

Small Poppies

by Courtney Barnett

While I've been trying to assess my feelings about Barnett and her 2015 debut album (Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit), this scorching slow blues crept inside my head and refuses to leave.

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Jammed: 19th Jun 2015

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Blue, Red and Grey

Blue, Red and Grey

by The Who

Once upon a time The Who By Numbers, released in 1975, was hailed as a fantastic introspective album about growing older while working in the music biz. Pete Townshend had just turned 30. Today I see the album is derided as The Who's worst album, which is an unfortunate case of writing a past that never happened. This short acoustic number isn't what you might expect from the band.

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Jammed: 12th Jun 2015

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We Are The Dreamers

We Are The Dreamers

by The Stargazer Lilies

Graveface Records is one of the best and smartest indie labels out in the world today and they are responsible for some outstanding albums by some under- appreciated artists (Dreamend, Stargazer Lilies, Hospital Ships, Haley Bonar, Whirr, Dott and Night School just to name half a dozen...plus one). They have been on my mind today because of an indiegogo campaign they have had to mount which is coming to a close and could benefit from your assistance: http://bit.ly/1GpD7y3 Anyhow, this Jam is the opening track from The Stargazer Lilies most recent album We Are The Dreamers (which is currently available from Graveface on picture disc).

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Jammed: 5th Jun 2015

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Running To Get Past Your Heart

Running To Get Past Your Heart

by Slug

Another year, another Field Music related release. Ian Black, defacto Slug leader, was in the touring version of Field Music. The album this track is taken from is Ripe and it sees both David and Peter Brewis participating (as if you couldn't tell).

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Jammed: 29th May 2015

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I Heard You Looking

I Heard You Looking

by Yo La Tengo

I had forgotten that Yo La Tengo reissued Painful last year as Extra Painful with a bonus disc of ten tracks, a download card for 15 additional bonus songs and a seven inch replica of a past single. I've been playing that reissue considerably this week and the album closer has long been a favorite of mine.

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Jammed: 22nd May 2015

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