THE NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 33

Man. I wish I had time to type out some stories but I’ve barely got time to shit, shower and shave before heading back to work. I really went into this month’s show with no plan and came out with, what I think, is a really rad show. There is a good mix between new and old, loud and louder and a cool cover of Faster Pussycat’s “House Of Pain.” So Imma shut up and you should press play:

Track Listing:

01. The Eagles – Outlaw Man (Desparado)
02. Set Break
03. Fistful of Beard – 5th Ave. (Until We Know Better)
04. Clutch – Earth Rocker (Earth Rocker)
05. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby (Sweet Saint Me)
06. Arliss Nancy – Failure (Simple Machines)
07. Set Break
08. Lincoln Durham – Prodigal Son (upcoming album)
09. JKutchma & The Five Fifths – I’ll Survive (Pastorals)
10. The Heavy Horses – The Pale Rider (Murder Ballads & Other Love Stories)
11. Set Break
12. The White Buffalo – House Of Pain (West of Memphis – Voices For Justice OST)
13. Scott H. Biram – Long Fingernail (Graveyard Shift)
14. The Builders and The Butchers – All Away (Dead Reckoning)
15. Set Break
16. The Black Diamond Heavies – Poor Brown Sugar (Every Damn Time)
17. American Relay – Bonedry (Corn & Oil)
18. Left Lane Cruiser – Amy’s In The Kitchen (Bring Yo’ Ass To The Table)
19. The Owsley Brothers – Hot Mess (Cobalt)
20. Set Break
21. The Murder City Devils – Rum To Whiskey (In Name and Blood)


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PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 03.01.2012

Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here. Also, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like the Ninebullets Radio page.

Below is the playlist for March 01, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. Lucero – Juniper
03. The Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey
04. McDougall – Gates Of Victory
05. Chuck Ragan – Let It Rain
06. The Porter Draw – Davey
07. American Anodyne – Bastard Son Of THe New Depression
08. American Graveyard – Common Ones
09. Two Cow Garage – Shoulda California
10. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Roebuck Parkway
11. Leeroy Stagger – Summer Storm
12. Greenland Is Melting – Always
13. Clutch – The Regulator
14. Arliss Nancy – St. Forgot
15. John Moreland & The Dustbowl Souls – This Town Tonight

Bold = Request

You can download Ninebullets Radio here

P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 61: aired 03.01.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 02.09.12

Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here. Also, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like the Ninebullets Radio page.

Below is the playlist for February 09, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. Jason Isbell – Brand New Kind Of Actress
03. Austin Lucas – Run Around
04. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Goes The Spoils
05. Matt Woods – Beer In Heaven
06. Arliss Nancy – Front Seat
07. Lauderdale – Torn At The Seams
08. Drive-By Truckers – Lookout Mountain
09. Lucero – Sixteen
10. Hellbound Glory – Why Take The Pain
11. United Steel Workers Of Montreal – Small Town Banks
12. Clutch – Cypress Grove
13. Otis Gibbs – Made To Break
14. American Anodyne – El Dorado, Dark Blue
15. Drag the River – Tired & Fired

Bold = Request

You can download Ninebullets Radio here

P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 58: aired 02.09.2012

NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 25 (JAN. 2012)

Woot! Three months in a row! I think it’s fair to say I’ve gotten my groove back with the ninebullets podcast.

This month’s show features the Ninebullets Radio/Ninebullets Podcast theme song written and performed by my buddy through music, Todd Ferrell. I’d love to know what y’all think of it. I think it has a solid Nashville Pussy feel to it and love it accordingly. The show also features the brand new Lucero track called “Sometimes” as well as new music from The Porter Draw, Greenland Is Melting and Dear Sister. The end of the show pretty much turns into a rock fest. Not sure why but the night I made it I really wanted to rock out and finally gave into the need as the night wore on and the liquor took hold.

So, let’s get to it. As always, if you like what you’re hearing on these podcasts, tell your friends about it. Post about it on your Facebook wall. Tweet about it. These bands are all pretty small so every new ear their music finds counts, and you can directly assist them in that effort by telling people about this podcast and others like it.

Let’s get a little bit of unity back in our Community.

Track Listing:

01. Ninebullets Intro
02. Lucero – Sometimes (from Women and Work)
03. Lauderdale – Moving On (from Moving On)
04. Arliss Nancy – Abacus (from Truckstop Roses)
05. The Porter Draw – Davey (from California Widow)
06. Sinful Savage Tigers – Ballad Of John Grave (from Last Night of the Revels)
07. Greenland Is Melting – The Dead Are Watching (from Where We Go)
08. Dear Sister – Con Man (from Dear Sister)
09. Sassparilla – My First Lover (from The Darndest Thing)
10. Pokey Lafarge and The south City Three – Drinking Whiskey Tonight (from Middle of Everywhere)
11. John Moreland and The Dust Bowl Souls – Low (from Everything The Hard Way)
12. Moreland & Arbuckle – Purgatory (from Just A Dream)
13. Clutch – The Mob Goes Wild (from Blast Tyrant)
14. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby (from Sweet Saint Me)
15. Corrosion Of Conformity – Who’s Got The Fire (from America’s Volume Dealer)
16. Murder City Devils – Every Shitty Thing (from Broken Bottles, Empty Hearts)


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TOP 5: MIX TAPE OPENERS

So I was listening to Two Cow Garage quite a bit this week and got the line “Waking up to cassette tapes and ashtrays all filled up from the night before; smoke filled lungs and tapes full of songs with a stranger laying on the floor” stuck quite nicely in my head. So this week’s Top 5 is: What are your top 5 mix tape openers. I know mine change from day to day and today I was limited by the selection at work but I quite proud of these picks anyway. Here’s mine, now what are yours?

Track Archive

AUTOPSY IV’S ANSWERS: If I’ve ever made you a mix tape then odds are one of these 5 songs will open it up and a few more will show up on it:

The Murder City Devils – 18 Wheels
Clutch – Cypress Grove
Scott H. Biram – Blood, Sweat & Murder
The Drive-By Truckers – Zip City
The Drive-By Truckers – Where The Devil Don’t Stay

CLUTCH – STRANGE COUSINS FROM THE WEST

To put it simply, the boys from Germantown have done it again. While scores of bands come and go and struggle to release more than one good album Clutch, like wine, is just getting better album after album and it goes without saying that another year sees another Clutch album sitting on the ninebullets.net Essential Listening list.

Clutch has been doing this music thing for some 18 years now and over time they’ve found a groove that works for them. Largely, Clutch fans fall into 2 categories, fans of Pure Rock Fury and backwards and fans of Blast Tyrant and forward. I am of the latter camp. The first time I heard Strange Cousins I was a little taken aback. It just didn’t seem to have the same flow as the past few albums…a little more metal and less blues. I was afraid they’d fouled one off the third base line (which they’ve earned the right to do). Turns out, all I needed to do was settle in and get to know this album a little better.

Strange Cousins does possess everything that’s made their Blast Tyrant and forward career so awesome but it also contains a little of the pre-Blast feel to it. Enough to maybe even make a believer out of folks that have since tuned the band out?

Clutch – Struck Down
Clutch – Minotaur

Clutch’s Official Site, Clutch on myspace, Buy Strange Cousins From The West

ROCK REPORT: MINISTRY and CLUTCH, ST. PETERSBURG, APRIL 2008

This was supposed to by my week of rock and roll heaven. Ministry’s farewell tour one night followed by Clutch the next. Unfortunately, much like my first few efforts at the wild thang it ended up becoming a frustrating disappointment that left me wondering if the lost sleep was really even worth it. Let’s start with Ministry shall we…

Had this just been another Ministry tour coming through town I would have been a little disappointed in the show but I would have been over it by the time I could walk the 6 blocks home but it wasn’t. This was it. The C U LaTour. The big finale. To quote their own fucking press release: The show will consist of a 2 1/2 hour set featuring not only tracks from their 28 years, but also archival Ministry video footage. Featuring not only tracks from their 28 years…

My beef with the Ministry show wasn’t the show itself…matter a fact, if your knowledge of Ministry began with Psalm 69 then you probably loved the show. My beef is what was absent from the show. No Stigmata? Are you kidding me? Where the fuck was So What?

See, there’s my beef. Pure song selection. Hell, I wasn’t wanting Everyday is Halloween but Supernaut would have been nice. So, as Al and his merry band left the stage I looked to my friend and our eyes were both saying the same thing…Are you kidding me? The better not be it…but it, it was and I left feeling like I had been given a big fuck you from Al and Co.

Clutch was to be my saviour from the disappointment the night before. Wash off the disappointment. My brother shows up at the house and we prime up with a few whiskey drinks before walking up to the show. As we approach the show I’m noticing an abnormal amount of people walking away from the show. I didn’t think to much about it until I noticed a big hand written sign in front of the doors and another taped to the door which, and I’m paraphrasing here, read: Due to Neil having throat problems Clutch will be performing as The Bakerton Group. For those that don’t know, The Bakerton Group is the bluesy jam band Clutch side project. Decidedly not Clutch. The disappointment would not be cleansed tonight.

Since I had gotten a free ticket I went ahead and went in to at least see what The Bakerton Group was all about. I made it for 3 songs. I am not a jam band kinda guy and just could not get into it. I don’t blame Clutch at all…people get sick…but on this particular evening it was a massive bummer.

In an effort to shed all this nastiness I am posting a few of the songs I wish I would have heard of this intended week of rock and roll heaven:

Ministry – Stigmata
Ministry – So What
Ministry – Supernaut
Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod (Al could have sung it for the final tour)

Clutch – Cypress Grove
Clutch – Mob Goes Wild
Clutch – Regulator

The Company Band – Sign Here, Here and Here

The other day I passingly mentioned that Clutch was coming to town on April 24 and that got me to thinking about the fact that I have not mentioned the EP from The Company Band on ninebullets.

The Company Band is Clutch frontman Neil Fallon (vocals), Fireball Ministry frontman James Rota (guitars), Dave Bone (guitars), CKY‘s drummer Jess Margera and bassist Jason Diamond. They cite their influences as: Exxon Mobil, Wal-Mart Stores, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, General Motors, etc. They have just released a 4 track EP available on iTunes and MerchDirect. So far as sound goes, imagine a more metal version of Clutch. If, like me, you worship at the alter of Neil Fallon you need to pick this EP up.

Track Listing:

  1. Company Man
  2. Fortune’s a Mistress
  3. Spellbinder
  4. Heartache & Misery

All this anti-corp. stuff reminded me of my favorite Snog song: Corporate Slave

Clutch: From Beale Street to Oblivion

This cd goes straight to the Essential Listening list!

A lot of the people I hang around with have lost interest in Clutch. They contend the band has lost its edge. I am not of that camp. I believe that Clutch fully realized their potential with 2004’s Blast Tyrant and rate Blast Tyrant, Robot Hive: Exodus and their newest effort From Beale Street to Oblivion (March 27 release) as the three best albums of their career. With Beale Street, Clutch finally stops flirting with the bluesy Southern rock sound, and embraces it fully.

Neil Fallon’s trademark deep voice is as preacher-like as ever, and his lyrical pen has not dulled one bit. Personally, I think his humor really shines through on “When Vegans Attack”. As an aside: is it me or does the opening guitar riff sound like “Lil’ Devil” from The Cult album Electric?

Beale Street leaked to the internets waaaaaayyyyy back in February, so I was able to listen to it every day I was on my recent ski trip. I constantly found myself asking: “Is this Clutch’s best album ever?” It might just be. Beale Street is definitely their most consistent effort from start to finish. They way they have embraced blues riffs and blues keys … I have to say “yes”, despite the haterade of my friends. I love this fucking CD. There is zero doubt that I am adding it to my essential listening list. Starting right now Beale Street is not only my favorite album of Clutch’s fifteen year career, so far, it is my favorite album of 2007. Do yourself a favor: If you are a fan of …. oh, just get the album!

I recently got to see Clutch live for the first time ever @ The State Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. I wasn’t really a Clutch fan until Blast Tyrant came along, so I passed on a number of opportunities to see them previously. Sidenote #2: I have had tickets to shows that were cancelled due to hurricanes before… welcome to Florida I guess.

I wish I could tell you all kinds of things about their show, but I can’t. See, the show was at a venue I can walk to, and stumble from. Bad News. The whiskey poured *really* freely at the 5th Street compound before the show, so most of the details are, as you might imagine … lost.

I can tell you I pretty much loved it.

I’m not a head banger due to the simple fact that I keep the dome shaved … so in lieu of banging the head I stomp my foot. My heel hurt for days after that show. If I qualified as professional reporter I wouldn’t get that trashed before a show, but I ain’t. I am a professional drunk who happens to love good music and has a web site so sometimes you get the “great show, but can’t remember shit” review.

Clutch – Power Player
Clutch – The Devil and Me
Clutch – Electric Worry

Clutch Official Site; Clutch on MySpace; Buy Clutch’s new CD: From Beale Street to Oblivion

Tampa/St. Pete…this weekend…To Do:

Looking for something to do tomorrow night? The Dark Romantics are playing Transitions Art Gallery.

I did a writeup on their new cd a few weeks ago. Check it out and come support local music.

The Dark Romantics – So Confused (and we like it)
The Dark Romantics – She’s a Fire
The Dark Romantics – Baby Boy, Baby Girl

The Dark Romantics Official Site, The Dark Romantics myspace site, Buy The Dark Romantics debut cd

ALSO!

Monday night @ The State Theater is Clutch…..THE CLUTCH!!! I am super excited about this show. I have been practicing my rock show devil horns for weeks and i’ve already got the cock out…all that’s left is the rock out. For those out of the know: Clutch is a rock band from Maryland. Sometimes lumped into the stoner rock label I would say they are a guitar, blues riff and groove heavy rock and roll band. Plus, they have big gnarly beards. Bearded dudes playing rock music on a Monday night. Can’t beat that with a wiffle ball bat. Believe me, I’ve tried.

Watch the video for “Burning Beard”