radio boise playlist for week of 06/18/07

If you grew up in a country where homes didn't tend to have garages, you didn't get to call that loud music on the the little scratchy 45 single 'garage rock'.

If you were in the UK or parts of Europe, you might have called that same music 'Freakbeat'.

But really, the genre labels and ever-morphing subsets don't matter, and more often than not they just get in the way.

Is it garage pop, or pop punk, or power pop, or garage punk? Post garage? Neo-punk?

Wait, what if they were signed to a major record label? It can't truly be indie-rock then. Hold it, that's a blues number... but it's being performed by a bunch of white British teens, so what is it now?

We all feel the need to codify and organize from time to time, but let's not forget to enjoy the music, okay?

All your questions, comments or suggestions are welcome, click the 'Email me' link over in the sidebar, please and thenk you!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Rock It For Me / Mildred Bailey / It Had To Be You

Keep Lookin' / The Artwoods / 100 Oxford Street

Git To Gittin' / Big Walter Price / Git To Gittin'

Working In A Coalmine / Devo / (1974-1977) Hardcore Devo Vol. 2

Plötzlich Ist Alles Anders / Stereo Total / My Melody

Summer Blue / Money Mark / Brand New By Tomorrow

They'll Do It Everytime / Arthur Alexander / Rainbow Road: The Warner Brothers Recordings

Down / Cheeky Monkey / Four Arms To Hold You

Nancy Drew / Tuscadero / TeenBeat 45 (1994)

Rock N Roll Girl / The Beat / POPTOPIA! Power Pop Classics Of The '70s

Sick Times / The Dials / Flex Time

Love Me Too / Parasites / Pair

Your Generation / Generation X / D.I.Y.: Anarchy In The UK, UK Punk I (1976-77)

All Around The World / The Jam / At The BBC

Knife / The Briefs / Hit After Hit

Sonic Reducer / Dead Boys / D.I.Y.: Blank Generation: The New York Scene 1975-78

Don't Push Me Around / The Zeros / DIY: We're Desperate- The L.A. Scene (1976-79)

Now I Think / Public Nuisance / Gotta Survive

Get Me Down / Zen / Nederbeat 63-69 - Beat, Bluf & Branie

Bald Headed Woman / Druids Of Stonehenge / Garage Beat '66 Volume 6 - Speak Of The Devil...

Exit Stage Right / Ronnie Burns / Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond

Can't Play Tag Alone / The Decibels / Create Action!

Where You Gonna Go? / The Unrelated Segments / Garage Beat Volume 7 - That's How It Will Be!

Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad / Caleb / Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond

Don't Look Back / Oscillators / Incog-Neato

Tell Me / The Wild Things / Garage Beat Volume 7 - That's How It Will Be!

She's A Drag / The Optic Nerve / Lotta Nerve

The Courtship Of Rapunzel / The Bruthers / Garage Beat '66 Volume 6 - Speak Of The Devil...

Is Anybody Home? / The Mirage / The Rev-Ola Rock Machine Turns You On

I'm Not Saying / Nico / Dream Babes Volume 5: Folk Rock and Faithful

Stand Up And Be Judged / Ewan Stephens / The Rev-Ola Rock Machine Turns You On

Mr. Unreliable / The Cryan Shames / Sugar & Spice (A Collection)

Love -Building On Fire / Talking Heads / Once In A Lifetime

Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2) / Television / Marquee Moon

Those That We Love / Julie Driscoll / 1969

Poly High / Harpers Bizarre / Feelin' Groovy: The Best Of Harpers Bizarre Featuring The 59th Street Bridge Song

Shades Of Blue / Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass / Sounds Like