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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show
The Haberdasher
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Hey Listeners,

There is a brand new rock doc about the history of Creem Magazine. Creem Magazine was the music Bible of my teenage years. It was irreverent and risqué and also a conduit of information about rock ‘n’ roll. The new doc Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine is worth checking out if you remember the magazine or love rock ‘n’ roll.
I’ll kick the show off with some rockers out of Detroit the city where the magazine was founded by Barry Kramer. From there we’ll play some bands that have some Creem tie-ins.
We will take a brief set break and play some new releases and some tracks that could have been part of one or two of my last two shows. Then it’s back to Creem Magazine.
The last third of the show will focus on Lester Bangs who is perhaps America’s greatest rock critic. Perhaps you’ve read the collection of his work – Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. Perhaps you’ve seen Almost Famous where he is portrayed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman (in one of my favorite roles of his). I especially love the scene where he tells the Cameron Crowe character not to befriend musicians because they are cool and – “I’ve met you – you’re not cool. We’re not cool.”
Anyway we’ll hear some tunes that Lester Bangs recorded as well as some tracks that reference him. Overall a fun show 0 so keep it tuned here.

The Haberdasher

MC5 Motor City Is Burning Kick Out the Jams Rhino/Elektra
Ted Nugent Motor City Madhouse Ted Nugent Epic
The Bob Seger System Black Eyed Girl Ramblin' Gamblin' Man Capitol Records
The Stooges 1969 The Stooges Rhino/Elektra
Lou Reed Sally Can't Dance Sally Can't Dance RCA/Legacy
Toots & The Maytals Funky Kingston Funky Kingston Island Records
The J. Geils Band Gonna Find Me a New Love The Morning After Atlantic Records
Kiss Detroit Rock City Smashes, Thrashes & Hits UMe Direct 2
Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine The Master 1961-1984 UNI/MOTOWN
Blondie Rip Her to Shreds Blondie ChrysalisEMI Records (USA)
The Dictators Slow Death Blood Brothers Rhino/Elektra
Dead Boys Ain't Nothin' to Do Still Snotty: Young, Loud and Snotty Sire
Bruce Springsteen Where the Bands Are The Ties That Bind: The River Collection Columbia/Legacy
Justin Townes Earle Let the Waters Rise Yuma - EP Bloodshot Records
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Vacation Blues From Laurel Canyon (Remastered) UMC-Decca
Car Seat Headrest Something Soon Teens of Style Matador
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2 The Glow, Pt. 2 P.W. Elverum & Sun
Tim Heidecker Fear of Death Fear of Death Spacebomb Records LLC
Soccer96 I Was Gonna Fight Fascism (feat. Alabaster Deplume) Tactics (feat. Alabaster Deplume) - EP Moshi Moshi Records
Justin Townes Earle Frightened by the Sound The Saint of Lost Causes New West Records
Lester Bangs Let It Blurt Ork Records: New York, New York Numero
Birdland with Lester Bangs Fade Away Birdland With Lester Bangs Bacchus Archives
Stillwater Fever Dog Almost Famous Soundtrack Geffen
Mekons One Horse Town F.U.N. '90 - Ep Mekons
Lester Bangs Live Ork Records: New York, New York Numero Group
of Montreal There Is Nothing Wrong with Hating Rock Critics If He Is Protecting Our Nation, Then Who Will Protect Big Oil, Our Children? Sybaritic Peer

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