A mind-breaking, art-damaged mediascape of found sounds, forgotten records and freakform audio collage. Use only as directed.
A mind-breaking, art-damaged mediascape of found sounds, forgotten records and freakform audio collage. Use only as directed.
DJ F.U. and I played a ton of old-school Punk Rock and 80′s Hardcore. Loads of fun! I can’t believe how fast the two hours flew by. We’ve been wanting to do this show together for over a year now and I dare-say we may do it again.
Preamble – Decline of the Western Civilization soundtrack
45 Grave – Black Cross – 7″
Sic F*cks – Rock or Die – Sic F*cks EP
Sic F*cks – Chop Up Your Mother – Sic F*cks EP
Iggy & the Stooges – I Got A Right – I’m Sick of You
The Plasmatics – Butcher Baby – 7″
Anti-Nowhere League – Let’s Break The Law – Live in Yugoslavia
- DJ F.U. Set -
Black Flag – Nervous Breakdown – Nervous Breakdown EP
Black Flag – Fix Me – Nervous Breakdown EP
Black Flag – I’ve Had It – Nervous Breakdown EP
Black Flag – Wasted – Nervous Breakdown EP
Adolescents – Kids of the Black Hole
X – Los Angeles – Los Angeles
Germs – Lexicon Devil – GI
Circle Jerks – World Up My Ass – Group Sex
Black Flag – No Values
Suicidal Tendencies – I Shot The Devil – S/T
X – We’re Desperate – Los Angeles
- Me -
Husker Du – Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill – New Day Rising
Buzzcocks – Noise Annoys – Singles Going Steady
Wire – 12XU – Pink Flag
Crucifucks – Cops For Fertilizer – Crucifucks
D.O.A. – War – War On 45
Blut Und Eisen – Sehnsucht – Schrei Doch!
Blut Und Eisen – Wumm! – Schrei Doch!
Negazione – Un Amaro Sorriso – Lo Spirito Continio
Raw Power – You Are The Victim – Wop Hour
Ohlo Seco – Nada – S/T
- DJ F.U. Set -
The Ramones – I Don’t Care – Rocket To Russia
The Stooges – 1969 – S/T
The Ramones – Loudmouth – S/T
Iggy & the Stooges – Gimme Danger – Raw Power (remixed reissue)
Off! – Harbor Freeway Blues – Off!
Off! – Full of Shit – Off!
Discharge – Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing – Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing
Rudimentary Peni – Sacrifice – Farce EP
Rudimentary Peni – Cosmetic Plague – Farce EP
United Mutation – Fugitive Family/Plain Truth – Fugitive Family 7″
United Mutation – Final Solution – Fugitive Family 7″
United Mutation – Passout – Fugitive Family 7″
Tar Babies – New Poor – Face the Music EP
Tar Babies – Confusion – Face the Music EP
Tar Babies – Bubba – Face the Music EP
- PDX Set -
Poison Idea – AA – Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP
The Cleavers – (Feel Like A) Bug – 10-29-79 Comp.
Sado-Nation – Fight Back – We’re Not Equal
Sado-Nation – Industrial Revolution – We’re Not Equal
The Obituaries – Giant Rebel – The Obituaries
The Wipers – Can This Be? – Youth of America
The Wipers – Now Is the Time – Over the Edge
Napalm Beach – Teen Dream – Teen Dream
The Plugz – Reel Ten – Repo Man OST
Here’s Radio Lost and Found for May.
A bit hampered by a non-functioning turntable in the air-room, leaving me with only one, which made me make some interesting last-minute choices over what I had planned. Oh well. I think it turned out OK.
You might notice the archive sounds a little weird – somewhat sonically squashed. Truth told, it’s in mono, due to KBOO’s audio stream only putting out in one channel. I mixed it down to one mono track. Again, oh well.
Hope you enjoy it.
Here’s the Spinitron playlist:
Radio Lost and Found (Music) with Rich L. 05/10/2013 10:00PM to 12:00AM
10:00PM-10:01PM (1:54) KBOO “Promo Spots” from N/A
10:01PM-10:02PM (0:38) Leonard Pennario “March of the Lunatics” from The Two Pianos of Leonard Pennario
10:02PM-10:03PM (0:42) Mike Patton “Red Mouth, Black Orgasm” from Adult Themes for Voice (1997) on Tzadik
10:03PM-10:04PM (1:03) Brother John Rydgren “The Noise” from Silhouette Segments on Omni Recordings
10:04PM-10:06PM (2:13) Twink “Hot Diggety” from The Broken Record (Rock, 2005) on seeland records
10:07PM-10:10PM (2:42) The Rudy Schwartz Project “Carry Me Back to the Good Ol’ U.S.A.” from Full Frontal Klugman (2013) on Cockroach Media
10:10PM-10:14PM (4:18) The Rudy Schwartz Project “Blood Freak” from Full Frontal Klugman (2013) on Cockroach Media
10:14PM-10:18PM (4:08) The Rudy Schwartz Project “Song of the Coastal Artillery Women” from Full Frontal Klugman (2013) on Cockroach Media
10:18PM-10:21PM (3:02) Toecutter “I Milk Myself” from DJ Shitmat Presents: The Rolf Harris Mashup CD on Wrong Music
10:21PM-10:22PM (0:46) Thomas Griffin “Rolf 2” from DJ Shitmat Presents: The Rolf Harris Mashup CD on Wrong Music
10:22PM-10:26PM (4:13) Cromagnon “Caledonia” from Cave Rock on Jackpot — Reissue of ESP release Orgasm
10:26PM-10:29PM (2:37) Cromagnon “Ritual Feast Of The Libido” from Cave Rock on Jackpot
10:29PM-10:32PM (2:59) Non & Boyd Rice “Turn Me On, Dead Man” from Back to Mono (2012) on Mute Artists
10:32PM-10:35PM (3:26) Non & Boyd Rice “Watusi” from Back to Mono (2012) on Mute Artists
10:35PM-10:39PM (3:54) Sir Richard Bishop “Hill Dwellers” from Graviton Polarity Generator on Social Music and Tape Club of Portland, Oregon — Many things playing simultaneously from this point on
10:39PM-10:40PM (1:28) Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest “Birds And Crickets; Bark-Cloth Hammering With The Voices Of Young Boys In The Background” from Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest on Folkways
10:40PM-10:42PM (1:53) Burkina Faso “Gopir” from Xylophone De Funerailles on Ocara Radio France (France)
10:42PM-10:49PM (6:48) Traditional African Tribe Musicians “Kayamba Dance: Giriama Wedding” from Kenya & Tanzania: Witchcraft & Ritual Music on Elektra Nonesuch
10:49PM-10:50PM (0:55) Sir Richard Bishop “Event Horizons” from Graviton Polarity Generator on Social Music and Tape Club of Portland, Oregon
10:50PM-10:51PM (1:23) Phonequail “Last Meal Request Hotline” from Phonequail Radio Program (excerpt)
10:51PM-10:54PM (2:54) Johnny Paycheck “Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill” from 7″
10:54PM-10:57PM (2:51) Mark Wade “Are They Gonna Shoot God?” from Troubled Troubadors on Omni Recordings
10:57PM-11:01PM (3:37) Gary S. Paxton “The Big A = the Big M” from 7″ on Pax
11:01PM-11:07PM (5:56) Peter Thomas Sound Orchest… “Memnon Colossi And The Pyramid Of Cholula” from Chariots Of The Gods? (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2011) on Master Classics Records
11:07PM-11:08PM (1:31) Jed Johnson “Baby thrown out the window scene” from Andy Warhol’s Bad
11:08PM-11:12PM (3:29) Phineas Narco/Brad Sucks “Overreacting (‘Brad Sucks’ Cover)” from Straight Outta Klonopin
11:12PM-11:15PM (3:23) The Timelords (The Jams) “Doctorin’ The Tardis” from 7″
11:15PM-11:20PM (4:46) Gadgetto “Action Doll (Lords of Acid vs Devo)” from Sonneschein Ubermensch
11:20PM-11:23PM (3:27) Will Powers “Adventures In Success” from 7″
11:23PM-11:27PM (3:23) Venetian Snares “Electric Funeral” from Sabbath Remixes
11:27PM-11:29PM (2:32) Human Skab “Screamin’ Demon” from Thunder Hips and Saddle Bags (2006) on Family Vineyard
11:29PM-11:32PM (2:18) Human Skab “Drunk and Staggerin’ Around” from Thunder Hips and Saddle Bags (2006) on Family Vineyard
11:32PM-11:34PM (2:43) Boyd Rice & Daniel Miller “Cleanliness and Order” from Darker Skratcher
11:34PM-11:42PM (7:44) Randy Lewis “Dreams Within a Dream” from 7″ (1981) on Heat Warps
11:42PM-11:47PM (4:59) Jean-pierre Massiera “Space Woman” from Psychoses Freakoïd (1963-1978) (2008) on Tir Groupé
11:47PM-11:49PM (2:04) German Shepherds “Communist Control” from Music for Sick Queers (Bonus Track Version) (2012) on Superior Viaduct
11:49PM-11:52PM (2:46) The Rudy Schwartz Project “Louisiana Pancake Batfish” from Full Frontal Klugman (2013) on Cockroach Media
11:52PM-11:55PM (3:13) The Rudy Schwartz Project “You’re Not Rondo Hatton” from Full Frontal Klugman (2013) on Cockroach Media
11:55PM-11:56PM (1:10) UNKNOWN “Assorted Anti-Drug PSAs” from Assorted Anti-Drug PSAs (Single)
11:56PM-11:59PM (3:20) Shooby Taylor “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Human Horn (CD, Album, Private, 1980) on Shooby.com
I’m back after a two-month hiatus with another show, this time with friend and Poet Christopher Luna.
Chris brought some stuff from his amazing collection of spoken word, poetry and music.
…is the Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA where he works as a poet, artist, editor, publisher, and teacher. He is the host of Ghost Town Poetry, a popular open mic poetry series at Cover to Cover Books in Vancouver, WA. Luna is co-founder, with Toni Partington, of Printed Matter Vancouver, a small press that also provides editing and coaching services to writers. He is also the editor of “The Work,” a monthly poetry newsletter created to inform poets about events in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. Christopher Luna’s collage art is available through Angst Gallery in Vancouver, WA.
We had a blast cramming in as much stuff within two hours. Hopefully, we’ll do it again soon.
Here’s the playlist:
Steve Buscemi – Buscemi Tapes
Sekou Sundiati – Shout Out
Miranda Richardson – Reads Pablo Neruda
Sasquatch – Pimp Core with Christopher Luna
Patti Smith – Just Kids – Banga
Susie Asado – Lady With Dog
Kelly – Real Women
Lisa Jarnot – Life Force
Allen Ginsberg and The Clash – Capitol Air
Richard Lewis – Reads Jack Kerouac: America’s New Trinity of Love: Dean, Brando, Presley
Exene Cervenka – Evangelical Hootenanny Alligator Fortune Teller – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
D. Boon – My Part – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Chuck Dukowski –Laughing Sam’s Dice Rolled Thirty Six Times – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Joe Nolte – Falling Out – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Michael C. Ford – Highway Retrospect – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Wanda Coleman – Bad Night – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Steven Jesse Bernstein – No No Man pt. 1 – Prison
William S. Burroughs & Tomanandy – Old Western Movies
Anne Waldman (with Mark Miller) – Jack Kerouac Dream
David Meltzer – The Book of In
Married Couple w/Michael Smeler reading Jorge Luis Borges’ Rocketship
Dan Raphael w/The Halleys – The First Car I See Tonight
The Last Poets – King of Pain
Harry Northup – I Kneel Before Santa Monica – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Luis Campos – Fruit Cocktail – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Dennis Cooper –Seven Poets Chosen By John Ashberry (Dedicated To Tim Dlugos) – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Dave Alvin – I Don’t Sweat – English As A Second Language (Talking Package)
Steven Jesse Bernstein – The Sport pt. 1 – Prison
Michael McClure & Terry Riley – Grahhr
Jackson Mac Low – Merzmix
Mike G. – So Much Force
Christopher Luna – Art is Immoral
I’m not sure why or how I just discovered this but apparently there’s a website dedicated to weird music called Weirdest Band in the World.
I don’t know. It’s not exactly my cup of tea. It sort of illustrates why I don’t like saying I like ‘weird’ music or use the word when attempting to explain to people what kind of music I’m into. Maybe it’s like the Groucho Marx saying where I wouldn’t want to belong to a club that would have someone like me in it – to paraphrase haphazardly. It just seems to me that if ‘weirdness’ is the sole criteria to file music, the results can be a mixed bag and – as this site shows – not really that interesting in the end.
We have here a group from Toronto called Barbara – a pair of dudes (I think) in fashionably kooky hipster clothes and grotesque masks vogueing and miming to some pretty ordinary electronic dance music. It’s a somewhat unsettling to see but the music would be virtually unexceptionally ordinary on CD/mp3/etc.
There’s another band called Anklepants with someone wearing a mask that looks like it’s from the Star Wars franchise, some puppets, etc. More mask bands, funny clothes, an emphasis on performance art, which is all fine.
I’m not dissing the above groups or even this great site, which is well-written, curated. I’m glad it exists and I applaud their efforts. I’m just saying that it seems to me that bands that are consciously trying to be ‘weird’ don’t seem super interesting to me. They remind me of the otherwise normal kids who wore funny polka-dot sports coats or funny hats all through their junior year in an attempt to appear iconoclastic.
It’s also tough out there for musicians and groups. The sensitive hipster indie rock band thing only has so much of an audience. Post-millenial punk rock is tooth-paste commercial music. It seems like it’s like Let’s Make A Deal, with bands looking and acting as ‘kooky’ as possible in order to get the attention of Monty Hall. It’s hard for bands to get an audience to fling their hard-earned shekels their way these days.
I think authentic ‘weird’ musicians just make music that is by default ‘weird’ because they were following some innate impulse or inspiration. While some people speculate on people like Harry Partch’s motivations and his ego, he was really driven to make music his own way. The Residents made really weird music out of their intrinsic, collective imagination and to some extent, their external non-image sort of eclipsed their art in the end. They were visually and sonically ‘weird’ in the manner of these bands, but their music could always stand up on its own (although people debate that this stopped happening at various points, depending on various tastes).
I just don’t hear to much genuinely inspired ‘weirdness’ nowadays. Maybe it’s just me. The weird signal to weird noise ration is out of whack, or something.
Or I’m just a cranky, contrarian weirdo doofus.
For forty years, the San Francisco Avant-Garde band The Residents have basked in relative obscurity, much of it self-imposed. Their earliest modus operandi had them creating works under their ‘theory of obscurity‘, first coined by N. Senada, who may or may not be an actual person. One aspect of the theory is that a work is created with the intent of never releasing a work until every participant has forgotten about it – or something like that.
Another aspect of the Residents is that they’ve kept their real identity a secret for many decades, with a few people speaking on their behalf in a business capacity who may or may not be Residents themselves.. Hmmm..
We did, however, manage to get Homer Flynn, The Resident’s creative director and visual Major Domo on the phone, while he was, uh, helping the band on the Eastern leg of their Wonder of Weird 40th Anniversary tour.
Homer was more than generous with his time and lots of questions get answered, including a long-time rumour around KBOO’s history.
Plus, Residents songs both familiar and rare.
Track – Album – Year
Boots – Meet The Residents – 1974
Numb Erone – Meet The Residents
Guylum Bardot – Meet The Residents
Breath And Length – Meet The Residents
Consuelo’s Departure – The Residents
Smelly Tongues – Meet The Residents
Satisfaction – 7″ – 1976
Constantinople – Duck Stab EP – 1978
Six Things to a Cycle: Part 1 – Fingerprince [Tourniquet Of Roses] – 1977
Six Things to a Cycle: Part 2 – Fingerprince
Six Things to a Cycle: Part 3 – Fingerprince
INTERVIEW pt.1 Homer Flynn
The Festival of Death – Eskimo – 1979
A Spirit Steals a Child – Eskimo
Easter Woman – The Commercial Album – 1980
Perfect Love – The Commercial Album
Picnic Boy – The Commercial Album
INTERVIEW pt.2 Homer Flynn
Diskomo – Diskomo (EP) – 1980
In San Francisco – V.A.-Subterranean Modern – 1979
Dumbo, The Clown (Who Loved Christmas) – V.A.-Subterranean Modern
Would We Be Alive (intermission) – Mark Of The Mole – 1981
Intro: Live At The Appolo – George & James – 1984
I’ll Go Crazy: Live At The Appolo – George & James
Try Me: Live At The Appolo – George & James
Think: Live At The Appolo – George & James
Harry The Head – Freak Show – 1990
INTERVIEW pt.3 Homer Flynn
Burn Baby Burn – Roadworms – 2000
Demons Dance Alone [Radio Edit] – Demons Dance Alone – 2002
The Bunny Boy – The Bunny Boy – 2008
Wonderful – Demons Dance Alone, Live
Here’s this month’s Radio Lost and Found.
Pretty crazy. There were so many records and CDs sprawled over the air room that it’s a miracle I was able to jot them down. Lots of fun visitors, too.
I played a generous chunk of sound from Panos Cosmotos‘ amazing movie Beyond the Black Rainbow, which I highly recommend. I recommend you watch it high(ly). Pretty strange movie that’s a conscious homage to 70s/80s cult cinema – the most apparent influences being Cronenberg, Kubrick, Argento, Tartovsky. Aided and abetted by analog synth fiend Jeremy Schmidt, of Black Mountain and Sinoia Caves, who provides the brooding score that at times is evocative of Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, etc.
The film itself has a bare-bones plot – but what a trip. Critics have been split on this one. It makes one wonder how Eraserhead, anything by Jodowrowski or early David Cronenberg would be received today. I think – pretentious or not – it sort of belongs on the same shelf as any of those (real) cult classics.
Anywho… Here’s the show again.
Here’s the playlist:
Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics – The Two Pianos of Leonard Pennario
Baroness Rowana – Lift Your Face the Natural Way
The Sales Department – Distinctive Condition – Broken Record
Rosicrucian Recordings – The Seeds of Knowledge Must Be Planted Early
Randy Lewis – Mechanized Man 7″
The Sales Department – Boats (Donlands) – Broken Record
Ursula Bogner – – Recordings 1969 – 1988
Brother John Rydgren – The Kite and the News – Silhouette Segments (Omni Recordings)
Brother John Rydgren – Forgiveness – Silhouette Segments
Brother John Rydgren – AWOLs of Life – Silhouette Segments
Brother John Rydgren – The Nasty Picture – Silhouette Segments
Peter Thomas Orchestra – Theme From Chariots Of The Gods? – Chariots of the Gods?
Jack Shea/Jackie Vernon – “My Kind of Guys” – The Monitors
Jeremy Schmidt – 1983 (Intro) – Beyond the Black Rainbow
Jeremy Schmidt – Welcome To Arboria – Beyond the Black Rainbow
Jeremy Schmidt – Proselytize – Beyond the Black Rainbow
Jeremy Schmidt – Solace – Beyond the Black Rainbow
Jeremy Schmidt – Sentionauts – Beyond the Black Rainbow
Jeremy Schmidt – Admittance – Beyond the Black Rainbow
Jeremy Schmidt – Genesis 66 – Beyond the Black Rainbow
Jeremy Schmidt & SSQ – End Titles – Beyond the Black Rainbow
Peter Thomas Orchestra – Memnon Colossi And The Pyramid Of Cholula – Chariots of the Gods?
G:Nome – Suffocating Rubber Clown Suit of Negativity – Polymorphism (Auricular Records)
Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Osorezan / Do No Kenbai
Hewlitt Packard – Computer Calculator for Math & Science – Prelinger Archives
Sonic Youth & Jim O’Rourke – Invito Al Cielo
Freshly Wrapped Candies – Time Is Passing – Grazing Among While Pretending to Be
Don Preston – Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes
David Byrne & Brian Eno – Breathing Once a Minute – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Demos
Peter Ivers & David Lynch – Pete’s Boogie – Eraserhead reissue bonus 7″ (Sacred Bones Records)
New Order – Everything’s Gone Green – 7″
Tim Hecker – Meet Carl Cocks – My Love is Rotten To the Core
Shooby Taylor – Over the Rainbow – Shooby Taylor, the Human Horn