Category Archives: Mano-A-Mano

Bellaclava, Deleter, Bedlam in Goliath

Here is the full podcast from Sat. Feb 22nd! Three great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Plus a new show font added to optimize space – this little patch is going to get coloured soon!

Album:  Bellaclava
Artist: Limblifter
Year: 2000, 2020
Notes:  I can’t believe that this album came out 20 years ago! What a great album! Limblifter is a Canadian Classic. So to mark the 20 year anniversary the album was released for the first time on vinyl. The album includes an updated mastering process, which sometimes ruins an album in my opinion but for this album it sounds great AND the album also includes two extra unreleased tracks. Check it out above on our podcast and then get ordering! This vinyl is limited to only 300 copies!
Album:  Deleter
Artist: Holy F&$#
Year: 2020
Notes: Already in the running for one of the best albums released this year is Holy F%$^’s Deleter album! This album picks up right where the band left off with more cool electronic/indie combo tracks! Check out the full albums above on our podcast the go out and get this sweet vinyl!

Album:  Bedlam in Goliath
Artist: The Mars Volta
Year: 2008
Notes: I consider The Mars Volta one of my “Vinyl Bands”. Some bands I will just wait to listen until I get the vinyl. Some I have to have it so fast I will take anything. It is not a question of which bands I like more, I believe it has more to do with the type of music. Post Rock & Math Rock seem to be more “Vinyl Bands”. All others are CD, Digital and I’ve even started dabbling in tapes thanks to 3Nines Cassettes! Anyways, This album changed all that for me….Check out the podcast above!

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone & Heavy Meta

Mano A Mano podcast of two great full albums on Concept Album available here:

Album:  Who will cut our hair when we’re gone?
Artist: The Unicorns
Year: 2003 – re-released in 2014
Notes:  This album is the Unicorns debut studio album. This is also their final album. The Unicorns released a self produced album and a few other smaller EPs but nothing as complete as this magnificent album.

Album:  Heavy Meta
Artist: The Mounties
Year: 2019
Notes:  Super group “The Mounties” released some instant classics on their first album “Thrash Rock Legacy”. This second album was released very quietly. The Album was released and Hawksley Workman toured his solo album, Ryan Dahle started planning a Limblifter re-release and Steve Bays started a brand new project with Prairie Cat. This album is absolutely fantastic! Check it out in the podcast above!

History – Controller Controller

Album(s):  History
Artist: Controller Controller
Year: 2004
Notes:  As we continue on with bands that we have played with this is one of my favourites! Controller Controller was an amazing band both live and on their two (only) albums! In order to squeeze in 3 albums we went with their debut album “History” which is a hard hitting 7 songs – something not done much back then….too long and too much depth for an EP, but kinda short for a full length album. A lot of places now call this an EP.

In a Coma, Vehicles Beyond, Lizard Tree, Still Life Fast Moving

Check out our weekend podcast above where our sub-theme was “Green” albums – to add as leaves on our #ConceptAlbum mosaic. We might record our podcasts this way moving forward….still experimenting! If you have a preference let us know:
rob@radiowaterloo.ca

Album:  In A Coma
Artist: Matthew Good
Year: 2005
Notes:  Probably one of Canada’s best musicians! Between the years of 1995-2005 Matt Good could do no wrong! Check it out here!

Album: Vehicles Boyond
Artist: Kitchens & Bathrooms
Year: 2003
Notes:  These guys were a fantastic band from Hamilton. I picked up this album years ago at one of their show before I ever knew about “Math Rock” I saw them perform a few times….great album. Might be hard to find! Check it out in the podcast above!

Album:  Lizard Tree
Artist: Green Tree Frogs
Year: 2018
Notes:  Enjoy a day at the lizard tree with the Green Tree frogs! You can download this album free here:
https://manoamanoradio.bandcamp.com/album/lizard-tree

Album: Still Life Fast Moving
Artist: Mean Red Spiders
Year: 2003
Notes:  I found out about these guys when we played in Toronto. Possibly opened for this band. They were classified as alternative, shoegaze. I found them to be awesome! I have a few of their albums. In playing this album I found out they had released an album in 2014 that I’ve got to check out!

Latin, Congrats, Holy F

Last week on Mano A Mano we listened to all three of Holy F%&K’s albums!

Holy F%&K puts out amazing albums…and it was rumored that a new album called “DELETER” was coming out soon!

Album(s):  Congrats, Latin, Holy F&%K
Artist: Holy F&%K
Year: 2016, 2010, 2007
Notes:  We look forward to a new album by Holy F%&K by listening to their previous albums! New album is out now! And our copy is being delivered soon!

Sight, Distance, Pick A Piper

Album: Sight & Distance & Pick A Piper
Artist: Pick A Piper
Year: 2019, 2017, 2013
Notes: This are all three of the main albums created by Toronto-Waterloo band Pick A Piper. Special Note: Pick A Piper appeared on the Mano A Mano show for their first (self-titled) album on album release day! Make sure to check out this band and order their music for some wicked chill out grooves!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Elevated Tracks

Album: Elevated Tracks
Artist: Cyanide Kiss
Year: 2018
Notes: Each track from this album was taken from one of the limited edition Cyanide Kiss album from the years 2002-2009, remastered and made available online.

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

SWOON

Album: Swoon
Artist: Silversun Pickups
Year: 2009
Notes: Silversun Pickups have released an albums this year that is amazing also! This album was chosen to display how well the singles fit within the framework of the rest of the album.

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Pisces Iscariot

Album: Pisces Iscariot
Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
Year: 1994
Notes: This is a compilation of B-sides formed into an album and was still one of their greatest albums and one of the best albums of the year back in 1994.

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Eat the Elephant

Album: Eat the Elephant
Artist: A Perfect Circle
Year: 2018
Notes: This was #2 on the CKMS chart for that year! This is currently one of DJ Steel’s most listened to albums!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Pacific Milk

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured one of my favourite all time bands….LIMBLIFTER!! Limblifter is currently working to re-release their Bellaclava album which will contain new material! Bellaclava will likely be re-released next year. However, on the podcast below you can hear Limblifters newest amazing album “Pacific Milk” Check it out here and then go buy all their merch!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured an album that I don’t have on vinyl but might have to rectify that! I was about to feature a different Death From Above 1979 and at the last minute listened to a few tracks off this album and remembered how good this album was and had to switch. This album is called “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine” and was release in 2004 and is already a Canadian Classic! Check out the full album below!

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Don’t Get Heavy by Fur Trade

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured one of my favourite vinyls to put on and just let the smooth music vibe take over! Check out Fur Trade and their amazing album Don’t Get Heavy in its entirety…..right here……on Mano A Mano Concept Album

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No Safe Home & Log Bomb

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album we featured the Wax Mannequin album No Safe Home in Full. This was a request by Jeff McKenna. Wax Mannequin is semi-local….from Hamilton ON. Check out his album here and then go purchase some of his album online or around the city!

And Since I saw them together for the first time I podcasted them together here….Keep listening once No Safe Home is finished because then we jump into some Log Bomb by Bob Log III. Bob is always swinging by the Jane Bond in Waterloo! Make sure to check him out! He will sell you a tube top! He will sell you some panties! What you want?

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With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album, the second amazing full album that we featured with the Nine Inch Nail’s With Teeth album.  Released in 2005 this is the least industrial Nine Inch Nails album although there is still a very industrial sound to the album.

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Blurry Face by Twenty-one Pilots

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album DJ Gogaliesha took over when I fell asleep and featured one of his favourite albums by Twenty One Pilots. He might be onto something here….This album got one of the most likes out of all the albums we featured on our instagram page when we featured the above mosaic. Check out the album Blurry Face in full here!

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Free Candy by The Wet Secrets

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured two of my favourite Canadian Bands! Both have great stories about how I found out about the bands and their albums. I also pulled a last minute audible with this selection. I was going to feature The Wet Secrets album “Rock Fantasies” by at the last minute their track “Maybe we’ll make a plan” played on my Audio Library and I had to listen to that album because it is just as fantastic! So check out their album here and then go buy all their music!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Stubborn Persistent Illusions by Do Make Say Think

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured two of my favourite Canadian Bands! Both have great stories about how I found out about the bands and their albums….Check out Do Make Say Thinks most recent release “Stubborn Persistent Illusions” in Full here. Then you can go out like I did and try to collect their whole discography on vinyl!

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Spiritual Machines & OK Computer – The Robot Apocalypse

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I was given the theme “Robot Apocalypse” by Mano Amigo Brenda. After just finishing a whole Robot Apocalypse series where I feature collaborating artists from Robot Apocalypse, I decided to not play this album again but instead find other albums that fit this theme.

The two that I found just so happened to be AMAZING concept albums in their own right not and could be featured even if I did not have the constraints of a “Robot Apocalypse” theme. First we hear my favourite Our Lady Peace album “Spiritual Machine”. I’m not sure if this album resonates with me because I was reading this book at the same time of the album release or if the music is just so good that it is obviously that it should be my favourite.

The second album was a request by DJ Mattador. He suggested that I play literally any album by Radiohead. His preference was “The Bends” however due to the theme restriction I went with OK computer. This is probably the most genre breaking of all their albums and where a definitive shift in their music can be heard.

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God is an Astronaut Sold for a Smile

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album We had a God and the Devil theme suggestion that we fulfilled with two amazing albums. We were also able to do something we have been hoping to do for a while and feature a bands amazing album and an amazing album that they like. The first Album that we feature was CDN band The Gandharvas and their 1998 MCA release “Sold For A Smile” followed by a band that Gandarvas lead singer is a fan of God is an Astronaut and their 2008 self titled release.

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I&II – Audio Boffins

We featured the Audio Boffins new album I&II on Mano A Mano while doing our NBA fantasy draft picks. Unfortunately there is talking over the music but it is mainly instrumental. We will eventually put together a proper Concept Album podcast to feature this amazing band but we figured we should add it to the mosaic.

** DJ Steel’s Fantasy Team defeated DJ JD’s team in the first week of the Fantasy action!

Make A Pest A Pet – Age of Electric

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured the re-released Make A Pest A Pet album by The Age of Electric. This album was originally released in 1997 and re-released in 2017 with 4 additional amazing tracks. Check out the full album in the podcast below.

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Memory Lame – Giraffes?Giraffes!

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured the new Giraffes? Giraffes! Album Memory Lame! This is Math Rock at it’s best! Check out the full album on the podcast below!

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Veruca Salt – Eight Arms to Hold You & Ghost Notes

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album we feature two amazing Veruca Salt Albums; Eight Arms to hold you and Ghost Notes. Veruca Salt was recommended by Mano Amigo Lisa!

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The book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety – Toe

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album we feature a few great albums. This album was suggested to us by Dylan Francis of 3 nines tape radio. We played the entire Toe debut album “The book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety”. If you haven’t heard this Japanese band before check them out at the podcast below!

If you have an album that you be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio