Monday, December 29, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 5, 1995

This is the final performance of Night 1 of KROQ's Acoustic Xmas, 1995...the band voted "Most Likely To Appear On
Where Are They Now? 2007", the band fronted by Gwen Stefani's husband, a band that learned the hard and fast rule that diehard fans don't like change: Bush.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 4, 1995

We're getting there....

Alanis Morissette:

Adam Sandler:

Friday, December 26, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 3, 1995

2 more:

Foo Fighters:

Porno For Pyros:

Thursday, December 25, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 2, 1995's 2 more for ya:

Presidents of the USA:

(alright...they fall in to the aforementioned "novelty category...but I know they have a voracious following)

Sonic Youth

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 1, 1995

Alright...over the next few days will be some treats (as if all my other stuff isn't a treat). I went digging in my closet and found a treasure trove of cassette tapes with RARE stuff.

Believe it or not, there was a time when KROQ was relevant. This was probably the tail end of that time period. The Acoustic xmas is always a mixed bag. A few artists that were massaged to the mainstream by other stations (like KSCA and college radio..and now Indie). One or two novelty acts that made a splash that year and will be conveniently forgotten about Jan. 2. A "legacy" act or two. A couple wild cards. And then filled with one-hit wonder KROQ bands whose career will dissipate quicker than you can say "Collective Soul". This year was no different...though it was spread over 2 nights with repeats. Notable is the presence of Radiohead and Sonic Youth.

I've gone through these performances so you don't have to. I've cherry-picked the best (and better) performances, and skipped over the sludge, like Wesley Wilis.

I'll spread these over a few days. This is 1995.

No Doubt


Radiohead (! third on the schedule!)

Joan Osbourne

Sunday, December 21, 2008

RuHtf: Heavy Metal Xmas - Jukebox Jury

Oh rare music fans. You are in for a treat! Yesterday was punk rock is heavy metal christmas, with hilarious commentary from Jonesy and his merry band of comedy jurors, including Patton Oswalt. Someone got a brilliant idea to make a traditional christmas songs album but with heavy metal musicians. The reslts, you could imagine, are embarrassingly hilarious. The Jury dissects the album track by track.

This is SO's GOOD!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

RUHtf: Rarin' up for the holidays

Well..I see it's been a while since i've posted. Here's a couple rarities to get you through the holidays. More to come...

The Yid Kids: Santa Doesn't Come to The Little Jewish Children's Houses

The Ravers: Punk Rock Christmas

Save Ferris: Hanukkah (W)rappin'