Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cherry Bomb's Guest Appearance on Mellow Madness

As you may have read a few weeks back, Sara and Leah of Cherry Bomb did a guest spot on WRIR 97.3 FM's Sunday afternoon show, Mellow Madness hosted by Mike Murphy. We played a mix of ye-ye, garage, and freakbeat records and had quite a fine time doing so. The podcast is available at, and see our playlist here.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Leah's Pick of the Week

The Rovin' Flames, 1966

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sara's Pick of the Week

I'm Bedazzled!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Cherry Bomb Holiday Office Party got snowed out.

There's somewhere between 6 inches and a foot of snow in Richmond. Sadly, but wisely, we're not gonna be playing music at The Nile tonight. These are two of the songs I had hoped to work into my set. My aim was to play Simon Says by Pharoah Monche first and figure out how to transition to Babydoll by The Fratellis to end the set. Simon Says is one of my favorites of all time. Possibly Top 10. Babydoll was just released in 2009, but with time, may prove to be an all time favorite. Both of these give me a fit of the grins.
Simon Says by Pharoah Monche

Babydoll by The Fratellis

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sarah's Fall/Winter Mix

The snow just started falling in Richmond and it sounds like we're getting a lot of it!
My favorite part of snow storms: hibernating inside with movies, music and lots of blankets. Here is a soundtrack to play while watching the snow fall (I'm testing it out now and so far, so good.) Enjoy!

[1] port o'brien - my will is good
[2] here we go magic - fangala
[3] le loup - neahkahnie
[4] white antelope - wild mountain thyme
[5] eternal summers - lightswitch
[6] best coast - sun was high (so was i)
[7] forest fire - fortune teller
[8] wild beasts - all the king's men
[9] the diamond center - dos fridas
[10] woods - rain on radio
[11] phosphorescent - wolves
[12] the middle east - blood
[13] sharon van etten - it's not like
[14] ola podrida - donkey
[15] yo la tengo - nothing to hide
[16] lou barlow - too much freedom
[17] molina and johnson - almost let you in
[18] beirut - a sunday smile

< previous mix :: summer 2009

This Sunday on WRIR

Too cold and tired to leave your house after partying down with us Cherry Bomb girls at The Nile on Saturday night? Snowed in and looking for something extra to warm up your ears? Just can't get enough of all those groovy tunes??

Never fear: Leah and Sara have the cure for any winter blues that may ail you this Sunday when we guest DJ on WRIR's Mellow Madness from 1-3pm, 97.3 fm or streaming live on!

Don't forget to tune in!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sara's Pick of the Week

I love Billy Nicholls and I love this video!

If you like the orchestral pop/psych of the Beach Boys Pet Sounds, I'm almost positive you'll like the album Would You Believe, home to this song.

Word is that Billy Nicholls was originally hired by Andrew Loog Oldham as a staff writer for his label, Immediate Records. Oldham was so entranced by the Beach Boys' 1966 album, Pet Sounds, that he enlisted Nicholls to record a British response, which became this largely forgotten album. Would You Believe of course never achieved the Pet Sounds status Oldham wanted; after the label ran into financial difficulties, it was shelved after a promotional run of just 100 pressings.
The Small Faces' Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane provide backing vocals and instruments, as well as bass parts from John Paul Jones.

Here's your London Social Degree (ahem, LSD): we're going back to the Swinging Sixties!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thank You!

In short our holiday charity event was a blast and thanks to all who helped us make it such a darn swell time and smashing success. There will be more events likes this from Cherry Bomb in the future so be on the look out for another one around April.

This one will be called RV YAY! (Records, Vendors, Art)

Cherry Bomb's Holiday Office Party!

Join the ladies of Cherry Bomb THIS SATURDAY NIGHT for a night of music, dancing, mistletoe, bad office party favors, and good cheer at our Holiday Office Party! Come dressed in your favorite work-appropriate attire and groove to sounds from the Cherry Bomb ladies' record collections.

Also, be sure to come out and wish Leah well for her move to DC!

This is sure to be one Office Party you won't want to miss, so see you all at The Nile!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kennelmus - Think For Yourself

I just love this song.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Una Sull' Altra (a Licio Fulci movie)

Just picked up this soundtrack. Hubba hubba doesn't begin to do it justice. The music is by Riz Ortolani and this reissue LP on Dagored isn't just a sexy gatefold with a full color catalog of the label inserted in... there is a movie poster included too. Why aren't all reissues done this well? (And pressed on heavy wax too boot!)