Saturday, March 27, 2010

April 10th at La Cita!

There's a good chance you'll hear this one when you're there...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Slumberland 20 in Los Angeles is Almost Here!

When this particular Hungry Beat! DJ had an office job with the music licensing company that represented this Go Sailor best of, she would sit in her office and listen to it over, and over again. She would let Rose Melberg's sweet, sweet voice melt all of her cares and worries away. She never dreamed, however, that one day she would have the chance to see Go Sailor live. Well that chance has finally come, and anyone who is reading this, and will be in the greater Los Angeles area this Sunday (March 28th) would be crazy not to be at the Echo for this once in a lifetime show!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Monkees - "Forget That Girl"

It was discussed last night, that if we made a list of all of the bands that you would expect to hear within 20 or 30 minutes of each other at Hungry Beat!, the Monkees would be pretty low on that list. Not that that should be the case because the Monkees contributed some of the best pop songs to the overall history of pop music. "Forget That Girl" is my favorite.

I found a copy of Headquarters at Record Surplus in West L.A. a few years ago. I listened to the album once or twice, and for whatever reason failed to revisit it until recently. There's something nice about having other people go through your records. Almost inevitably they will present you with a new favorite song that has been in you possession, but gone unnoticed for far too long. "Forget That Girl" is my personal favorite example of this phenonmenon.

Chip Douglas left the Turtles for a brief period to produce a few Monkees records. Headquarters was one of those records, and to me it just sounds warm, and beautiful, and spotless. I can find no fault with the sound on that one whatsoever. The fact that Chip Douglas wrote the song "Forget That Girl" as well raises my opinion of his talent even further. In fact, in my very humble opinion the Clientele took an idea or two from this song...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sea Lions

This band is playing Part Time Punks with some super cool Popkids from Japan. I think it's safe to say that the Echo is the place to be for the next few hours...

Hungry Beat! Playlist from 03/20/10

Lorelai - The Bitter Sun

The Aislers Set - Summer's Reprise

The Primitives - We've Found a Way to the Sun

Maria - How Wonderful

The Mayfair Set - Desert Fun

The Monkees - Hold On Girl

The Idle Race - End of the Road

Barbara Lynn - Nice & Easy

Detroit Emeralds - Feel the Need in Me

The Marvelettes - All the Love I've Got

Donvan - Sunny South Kensington

The Monkees - Forget That Girl

The Clientele - Winter on Victoria Street

The Byrds - You Showed Me

Teenage Fanclub - God Knows it's True

Crispy Ambulance - Concorde Square

Young Marble Giants - Wurlitzer Jukebox

Yeah Yeah Noh - Cottage Industry

The White Sisters - Me, Misery, and You

The Strange Loves - When Judy Gets Out

Mighty Mighty - You're Always on My Mind

Secret Shine - Unbearable

St. Christopher - Josephine Why?

Rocketship - I Love You Like the Way That I Used

The Hit Parade - My Favorite Girl

Linda Smith - Til Another Time

The Avocados - I Never Knew

Dolly Mixture - Baby, It's You

Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill

Jay & the Techniques - Here We Go Again

The Dells - Wear it on Our Face

The Intruders - Up & Down the Ladder

Bettye Swann - The Heartache is Gone

Bobby Taylor - I've Been Blessed

James Brown - I've Lost Someone

Le Mans - Un Rayo Del Sol

Cleo - Et Moi, Et Toi, Et Soie

Brilliant Corners - Sweet Brenda

The Selector - Missing Words

The Slits - Ping Pong Affair

Crystal Stilts - Love is a Wave

Razorcuts - I'll Still be There

The Ropers - Waiting

Ride - Sight of You

Henry's Dress - Zero Zero Zero

Amy Linton & Stewart Anderson - The Lites are Out

The Shangri-Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss

The Ronettes - Do I Love You?

The Belles - Don't Pretend

France Gall - On T'Avait Prevenue

Mae Young - No Ifs Ands or Buts

Gloria Jones - Tainted Love

Betty Everett - Too Hot to Hold

Jay & the Techniques - Strawberry Shortcake

Edwin Starr - I Have Faith in You

Marvin Gaye - Wonderful One

The Spinners - For All We Know

Los Shakers - Rompan Todo

The Jam - Running on the Spot

Jacques Dutronc - On Nous Cache Tout, on Nous Dit Rien

Nina Simone - Save Me

The Kinks - All Day & All of the Night

Mary Wells - One Block From Here

Jonathan Richman - Give Paris One More Chance

BMX Bandits - E-102

Unrest - Cath Carroll

The Wedding Present - My Favourite Dress

This Poison! - Poised Over the Pause Button

Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi Off the Bridge

Jilted John - Jilted John

The Ramones - Listen to My Heart

Sundae - Aint Got No Problem

Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up

The Epitome of Sound - You Don't Love Me

Pandoras - Anyone but You

Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane

The night ended, as it rightfully should have, in a drunken sing along to "Lazy Line Painter Jane" despite the full house lights present. The next one will be even more fun so we'll expect to see you back on La Cita's dance floor on Saturday April 10th!

P.S. It seems like it's been awhile since we've played this one, wouldn't you say?

P.P.S. I think it's safe to speak for the group and say that we probably would have lost our collective minds if any of us happened to be at that show, and got to see that song performed live!