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Show from 01/21/09

January 21, 2010

Tonight’s show was nearly 94% vinyl, with most of it being records I recently found in area thrift stores. Filling the gaps was RE Search Publication’s wonderful Incredibly Strange Music CDs (I highly recommend finding the books and the CDs) and some noise releases. Fun times. A bit daunting. I rarely use vinyl much these days and came into the station with my crate full and no road map.

Merrill Womach

The Braillettes

Here it is again, in glorious stereo:
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Playlist
(Artist – Track – Album)
Walter Murch/George Lucas – What’s Wrong – THX-1138 OST
Exuma – Exuma, The Obeah Man – Exuma
Ameco Morse Code – Lesson 17 – Learn Code with Ameco
Dean Elliot – Lonesome Road – Zounds! What Sounds!
Shure – Balance Test – An Audio Obstacle Course
Joe Ann Castle – Tico Tico – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. I
Shure – Level Test – An Audio Obstacle Course
Kahli Bahlu – A Cosmic Telephone Call – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. I
Merrill Womach – On the Jericho Road – Merrill Womach in Quartet
Merrill Womach – Oh, I Shall Never Forget the Day – Believe in Miracles
Merrill Womach – Dem Bones – Merrill Womach in Quartet
The Braillettes – He’ll Never Let You Fail – Our Hearts Keep Singing
The Braillettes – All Day Long My Heart Keeps Singing – Our Hearts Keep Singing
Ronald et Ronald – Couac Couac – French Children’s 7″
Ralph Carmichael – All My Life – Presents The Electric Symphony (The Moog Synthesizer)
Ralph Carmichael – Bright New World – Presents The Electric Symphony (The Moog Synthesizer)
Ralph Carmichael – New 23rd – Presents The Electric Symphony (The Moog Synthesizer)
Norman Luboff Choir – Happy Days Are Here Again – Sing! It’s Good For You
Pet Records – Hello – Teach Your Parakeet to Talk
Norman Luboff Choir – Side By Side – Sing! It’s Good For You
Directional Sound – Pigeons in Hayloft – The Sound of Sound
Norman Luboff Choir – Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ – Sing! It’s Good For You
Directional Sound – Thunder Storm – The Sound of Sound
Les Baxter – Terror – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. II
Lucio Berio – Serenade I – The New Music
Maxwell Maltz, MD – Introduction – Psycho-Cybernetics
Cacophony 88 – Side One – Car Boot
Edward B. Jurey – Garden Thoughts – Songs for Children with Special Needs 2
Edward B. Jurey – Little Red Caboose – Songs for Children with Special Needs 2
Edward B. Jurey – The Bear Went Over The Mountain – Songs for Children with Special Needs 3
Edward B. Jurey – Blow The Man Down – Songs for Children with Special Needs 3
Edward B. Jurey – Three Little Girls – Songs for Children with Special Needs 3
The Nirvana Sitar & String Group – The Letter – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. II
Dave Harris – Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. I
Ray Martin – Destination Space – The Sound of Sight
Directional Sound – Jet Engine – The Sound of Sound
Ray Martin – Cartoonik – The Sound of Sight
Lucia Pamela – Walking on the Moon – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. II
Katie Lee – The Will to Fail – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. I
Harry Breuer – Minute Merengue – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. II
Rajput and The Sepoy – Up, Up and Away – – Incredibly Strange Music Vol. I
Enoch Light and the Light Brigade – S’Wonderfull – Provocative Percussion
Maxwell Maltz, MD – How to Achieve Happiness – Psycho-Cybernetics
Enoch Light and the Light Brigade – Mood Indigo – Provocative Percussion
Non – Alpha – Receive the Flame
Pet Records – Good Morning – Teach Your Parakeet to Talk
Negativland – Don’t Fool Me – Death Sentences of the Polished and Structurally Weak
Non – Spectre – Receive the Flame
Pet Records – See You Later – Teach Your Parakeet to Talk
Starlight Children’s Chorus – E.T. I Love You – E.T. I Love You

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Random Trouser Press Tuesday: BEASTS OF PARADISE

January 12, 2010

I have flat-out forgotten for a few weeks. Sorry ’bout that! Here it is!

BEASTS OF PARADISE

Nobody Knew the Time EP (City of Tribes) 1994
Gathered on the Edge (City of Tribes) 1995

Picture five musicians shadow dancing on a butterfly’s wings, and you’ll begin to understand the fragile grace of San Francisco’s Beasts of Paradise. Eda Maxym’s vocal incantations oscillate far above the earth, even as the multitude of instruments used to make the music flutter and spin span its far reaches. At the center are Nancy Kaspar’s double bass, Geoffrey Gordon’s exotic array of percussion and Stephen Kent’s didgeridoo-though it’s not as prominent as with his other outfit, Trance Mission. Combined, they create enough gravitational pull to balance Maxym’s drifting vocals and Barbara Imhoff’s feathery harp(…)

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Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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Trouser Press Tuesday: BLACKBIRD

December 1, 2009

BlackBird (Iloki) 1988
BlackBird (Iloki) 1989
BlackBird (Ger. Fundamental) 1991
BlackBird (Scotti Bros.) 1992

After leading the leftist agit-punk Dils and cowpunk-pioneering Rank and File, California brothers Chip and Tony Kinman (originally of the punk Dils) reinvented themselves as BlackBird, a brooding duo whose clattery low-tech electro-garage sound and dystopic lyrical attitude presaged some of what would come to be known as industrial music. But, while most such combos generally attach a mechanical sound to equally machinelike compositions, BlackBird uses its technology as a counterpoint to its consistently well-crafted songs, which do not stray so far from the brothers’ punk and country roots(…)

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Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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Trouser Press Tuesday: GARY LUCAS

November 3, 2009

GARY LUCAS
Gods and Monsters (Enemy) 1992
Skeleton at the Feast (Enemy) 1992
Bad Boys of the Arctic (Enemy) 1994
KILLER SHREWS
The Killer Shrews (Enemy) 1993

Gary Lucas has toured Europe with Leonard Bernstein playing his Mass and was a member of Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band in its final recording lineup (on Ice Cream for Crow, after a cameo on the previous Doc at the Radar Station). He has produced albums for eclecticist Peter Gordon and jazz saxist Tim Berne and is a mainstay of Manhattan’s downtown avant-rock scene. He also joined Joan Osborne on her Relish album and co-wrote songs that appeared on Jeff Buckley’s Grace. Most of which efforts manifest the salient fact here: he’s one mutha of a guitarist(…)

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Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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Trouser Press Tuesday: Veil

October 27, 2009

VEIL
Surrender (UK Clay) 1985

Attempting a gothic sound comparable to mid-period Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bryan Gregory’s first post-Cramps project, the aptly titled Beast, was nothing like his old group. The Beast’s three 45s in the early-’80s were of mixed quality, and Gregory soon faded into obscurity. His three bandmates, however, moved to the UK and forged ahead as the Veil, releasing an underrated album of dark poptones like “Manikin,” “Twist” (both singles) and “Love in a Dying World” (a Beast remake). Vocalist Andrella’s wispy voice and quasi-Egyptian shtick manage to charm even when some of the material does not.(…)

Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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Trouser Press Tuesday: Veil

September 29, 2009

I’ve been slacking and forgot to do one of these last week. Sorry ’bout that!
Here it is:

VEIL
Surrender (UK Clay) 1985

Attempting a gothic sound comparable to mid-period Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bryan Gregory’s first post-Cramps project, the aptly titled Beast, was nothing like his old group. The Beast’s three 45s in the early-’80s were of mixed quality, and Gregory soon faded into obscurity. His three bandmates, however, moved to the UK and forged ahead as the Veil, releasing an underrated album of dark poptones like “Manikin,” “Twist” (both singles) and “Love in a Dying World” (a Beast remake). Vocalist Andrella’s wispy voice and quasi-Egyptian shtick manage to charm even when some of the material does not.

Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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Trouser Press Tuesday: The 4 Skins

September 15, 2009

4 SKINS
The Good, the Bad & the 4 Skins (UK Secret) 1982
A Fistful of 4 Skins (UK Syndicate) 1983
From Chaos to 1984 (UK Syndicate) 1984
A Few 4 Skins More Volume 1 (UK Link) 1987
A Few 4 Skins More Volume 2 (UK Link) 1987
The Wonderful World of the 4 Skins: the Best of the 4 Skins (UK Link) 1987
Live and Loud!! (UK Link) 1989

One of the mainstays of second-wave Brit-punk, London’s harsh and serious 4 Skins — not as intense as Crass, but far more earnest than Sham 69 — endured major lineup changes (they went through four lead singers including, at one point, the quartet’s manager) long enough to record three albums in the early ’80s.

The studio side of The Good, the Bad & the 4 Skins starts out with a delightful ska-beat tune (“Plastic Gangsters”) and then turns angry skinhead generic for shoutalongs like “Justice” and “Yesterdays Heroes.” The seven-song live side is equally forbidding (Panther’s vocals are especially unpleasant)(…)

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Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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Trouser Press Tuesday: AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & THE JAZZY 5

September 8, 2009

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & THE JAZZY 5
“Jazzy Sensation” (Tommy Boy) 1981
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & SOULSONIC FORCE
“Looking for the Perfect Beat” (Tommy Boy) 1982
“Planet Rock” (Tommy Boy) 1982
“Renegades of Funk” (Tommy Boy) 1983
Planet Rock — The Album (Tommy Boy) 1986
“Return to Planet Rock” (York’s) 1990
TIME ZONE
“The Wildstyle” (Celluloid) 1983
“World Destruction” (Celluloid) 1984
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Bronx DJ-turned-hip-hop-godfather Bambaataa not only created the record that thrust beatbox electro-funk into the ’80s and brought Kraftwerk onto the dancefloor, he has made pioneering sides with numerous performers and established himself as a major figure in contemporary music. Working mainly in the 12-inch format, Bam’s ascent began with a routine boast rap, “Jazzy Sensation,” but got into gear with “Planet Rock,” the Arthur Baker-produced (and co-written, with the band and John Robie) explosion of scratch cuts, electronic gimmickry, processed vocals and solid-state rhythms. (Both tracks were later compiled on the Tommy Boy label retrospective, Greatest Beats.) “Looking for the Perfect Beat” is even better, with Baker mostly soft-pedaling the monolithic pounding in favor of a skittish electronic metronome and tacking on fancier effects, vocals and mix tricks to create an ultra-busy urban symphony. The mega-rhythmic “Renegades of Funk” adds social/historical/political lyrics to the dance-floor dynamism and delivers a really bizarre blend of rap, synthesizers and oppressive electronic percussion(…)

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Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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Trouser Press Tuesday: ROBERT GORDON (WITH LINK WRAY)

September 1, 2009

This is cool; I was just watching Link Wray clips on YouTube this weekend and I own one of these records on vinyl:

ROBERT GORDON WITH LINK WRAY
Robert Gordon with Link Wray (Private Stock) 1977
Fresh Fish Special (Private Stock) 1978
ROBERT GORDON
Rock Billy Boogie (RCA) 1979
Bad Boy (RCA) 1980
Are You Gonna Be the One (RCA) 1981
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die (RCA) 1982
Live at Lone Star (Fr. New Rose) 1989
Robert Gordon Is Red Hot (Ger. Bear Family) 1989

Singer Robert Gordon made one of the sharpest volte-faces in musical memory when he left New York pseudo-punkers Tuff Darts to reappear as a freeze-dried ’50s rocker, complete with sideburns, pompadour, a songbook of Sun Records oldies and authentic guitar icon Link Wray in tow.

Superficial trappings aside, Gordon’s strongest asset is his magnificent voice — a clear, clean baritone rarely heard in pop music of any stripe. His debut album, Robert Gordon with Link Wray, is suffused with rockabilly material (songs from Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Billy Lee Riley and Eddie Cochran), but the accompaniment by the Wildcats is more contemporary, with Wray contributing sizzling guitar licks(…)

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Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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Trouser Press Tuesday: OH-OK

August 25, 2009

OH-OK
Wow Mini Album EP (DB) 1982
Furthermore What EP (DB) 1983
BUZZ OF DELIGHT
Sound Castles EP (DB) 1984
HOLIDAY
Hello EP (Nightshade) 1987
HETCH HETCHY
Make Djibouti EP (Texas Hotel) 1988
Swollen (Texas Hotel) 1990

After hearing so many art bands buried in their own sense of self-importance, it’s refreshing to bask in the modesty of Athens’ Oh-OK. Like R.E.M. (with whom they share a family tie), this humble group put their elliptical ideas over as much by being good guys as anything else.

Oh-OK was a guitarless trio on the 7-inch Wow, offering four clever and tuneful songs that get their drive from Lynda (sister of Michael) Stipe’s pumping bass and their charm from Linda Hopper’s breathy singing: a delightful mix of Pylon and the female side of the B-52′s(…)

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Since 1974, Trouser Press has been covering the Other Music beat and currently resides on the web at www.trouserpress.com

I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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