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.
I hope you like this show. I made it myself, just for you.
A crazy week for me meant not having a lot of time to work on a show, despite a few really cool records fortuitously falling into my hands lately – namely the notorious If Footmen Tire You.. record, which I played a generous chunk of mixed with other stuff.
Jamilah of Look Who’s Coming To Radio stuck around and shared some incredibly wonderfully horrid finds from YouTube.
I also played a lot of goofy 7″ records that have been traveling with me in my record case for quite a while but hadn’t got around to playing until tonight.
00:00 min. Earth Wind & Fire – Intro/Jupiter: RIP Maurice White – Live at Budokan 1979
00:02 min. KBOO Community Radio – ID/Promo Spots – Promo Spots
00:03 min. Radio Lost and Found – intro: Computer computer computer computer – intro: Computer computer computer computer –
00:04 min. Morgan Fisher – Show Intro: Green and Pleasant W/ Henry Rollins huffing and puffing – Miniatures
00:05 min. Set break — Background: Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics
00:06 min. Neung Phak – Wai Wai Wai – Neung Phak 2
00:00 min. Sammy Davis Jr. – Baretta’s Theme – 7″
00:13 min. Leebonny – Just A Fan – 7″
00:15 min. Don Miller – Disco Redneck – 7″
00:18 min. Steve Cooper – Flowers Don’t Grow on the Moon – 7″
00:21 min. UNKNOWN – All of Me (John Legend Cover) – YouTube
00:25 min. Set break — Background: Banda Plástica De Tepetlixpa Mex. – Ob-La-Di, Ob,La,Da
00:25 min. The Kelly Family – Pee Pee Song – YouTube
00:31 min. Potty Pals – Potty Training – 7″
00:36 min. Sid Bass And His Orchestra And Chorus – Funny Bone – Funny Bone / The Giggling Girls Of Greece 7″
00:38 min. Bill Cosby – The Dope Pusher – Bill Cosby Talks To Kids About Drugs
00:40 min. Mary Hylan – Speed – The Apple OST
00:43 min. Porest – Composition of Sheep/Pasture Pressure – Prude Juice For the Heritage Swinger
00:49 min. Stabat Stable – Society – Ultrissima on the Junk’s Moon
00:50 min. Stabat Stable – You’re In My Chair – Ultrissima on the Junk’s Moon
00:54 min. Stabat Stable – Ultrissima on the Junk’s Moon – Ultrissima on the Junk’s Moon
01:06 min. Set break — Background: John Cameron – Half Forgotten Daydream
01:08 min. Sir Richard Bishop – God Damn Religion – God Damn Religion
01:10 min. Estus W. Pirkle – Side Two – If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
01:25 min. Loachfillet – Origins Of The Two Headed Spitting Cobra – Electric Pond: Solar Solution
01:33 min. Negativland – Christianity Is Stupid – Escape from Noise
01:36 min. Brad Sucks – Overreacting – I Don’t Know What I’m Doing
01:40 min. DJ ManRich – Henry Rollins, Master Storyteller – minus the words – Soundcloud
01:41 min. The New Bangs – Go Go Kitty – Get Back In Your Tree / Go – Go Kitty 7″
01:43 min. Marin Marais – Tableau Of A Lithotomy – Tableau Of A Lithotomy
01:45 min. Set break — Background: Paddy Kingsland – The Earthmen
01:47 min. Sinoia Caves – 1966 – Let the New Age of Enlightenment Begin – Beyond the Black Rainbow OST
01:57 min. Starlight Children’s Chorus – Outro: E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs
MPLP – 2368 1968
The crown jewel of crazy spoken word Christian albums.
Why? I’ve got several dozens of records like this. So many, in fact, that they’ve grown to have their own section of my collection. I’m just about ready to split that section into a section of what’s going to happen when the communists take over records.
Why is this one so special? Never mind that it’s currently going for a pretty penny on record auction sites. It’s the reason it is that makes it so special. It’s not only record that spawned the equally batshit crazy Ron Ormand film of the same name (go Google it. We’ll wait.). It’s also the record from which Negativland sampled from to create the classic track from their best-selling LP Escape From Noise, Christianity Is Stupid, immortalizing Rev. Pirkle forever. In it, Pirkle can be heard entoning ‘Christianity is stupid! Communism is good! Give up!’ over and over, backed by a martial industrial, metallic beat. It got a lot of airplay on college radio. Maybe it’s the first thing you heard by them. It’s probably the closest the band’s ever had to a hit record until the U2/Casey Kasem debacle. I know I put it on a lot of mix tapes for friends for many years in the 80s.
To be fair, the record itself takes a while to heat up. Pirkle is an energetic speaker. I imagine someone had to take him out with a dart gun to get him to stop a sermon. He just goes on non-stop like a trailer park meth-head. The first half of the LP is concerned with the Book of Jeremiah and attempts to connect modern, backslidden Christians with passages from that part of the bible before getting to what happens when the evil communists take over America. It’s not until side two that things really pick up, with Pirkle telling a lot of John Birch-type horror stories about some of the (possibly conflated) things that communists did to Christians when they took over various countries. It’s pretty unsettling – made all the more hysterical by Pirkle’s chatterbox delivery.
It isn’t until well into the last half of the second side that he gets into the passage so famously sampled in the Negativland track. And it’s easy to see why they – perhaps Don Joyce – found it so humorous and ripe for appropriation. Pirkle lists the litany of atrocities in the first person. It doesn’t take much work with a razor blade or audio editor to have him admitting to some pretty horrible war crimes. It’s pretty dang hilarious, actually.
Estus Pirkle put out a few more LPs and lived to around 2005. There’s no telling what he made of today’s radicalized religious climate. No doubt he would’ve been pretty much a fish out of water what with gay rights and today’s attitudes with reproductive rights and society’s total abandonment of scriptural living. I don’t know if he ever ventured into the multimedia world again. He probably lived long enough to see his forays into the film world met with scorn and ridicule (Ron Ormand also filmed his epic sermon The Burning Hell). I once made a half-assed attempt to secure copies of Footmen by writing his still-existing church, inquiring about copies (imagining a basement filled with of boxes of records) – but to no avail.
But now you can have it! Not mine, mind you, but you can now listen to it, in glorious 1968 mono. Some words on the rip. The audio quality is a bit less than stellar. Either the pressing or the master doesn’t sound that great. There’s some audible distortion that’s in the record. It’s not due to the condition – it appears virtually unplayed – but it the grooves have the glassine appearance of a record that’s been cut in such a way as to maximize the play time per side. I’ve tried to rip it in the best way possible but to my ears, it doesn’t sound so great. I don’t think it detracts from its nuttiness, though.
Here it is:
Boilerplate on rips and the sharing thereof:
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Tonight, we heard some learned a few more phrases in conversational Klingon, heard yet some more David Bowie, said goodbye to Paul Kantner, heard some of Public Image Ltd.‘s Album because it just turned 30, some Blue Oyster Cult for no god damned reason at all, Bill Cosby finally got around to talking to kids about all those drugs, we heard something from Mad Genius and listened to a perhaps legitimate vinyl release of the Tetsuo: The Iron Man soundtrack.
I hope you like(d) it.
Time / Artist / Song / Disk
00:00 mins. / KBOO Community Radio / ID/Promo Spots / Promo Spots
00:01 mins. / Morgan Fisher / Show Intro: Green and Pleasant / Miniatures
00:02 mins. / Dennis Duck / intro / Dennis Duck Does Disco
00:04 mins. — Set break — Background: Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics
00:05 mins. / Michael Dorn/Marc Okrand / Numbers / Star Trek: Conversational Klingon
00:07 mins. / Dennis Duck / Do The Fence / Dennis Duck Does Disco
00:08 mins. / Jimmy Riddle / Yakety Eeeph / 7″
00:10 mins. / MARK STEWART / Survival/Survivalists / Mark Stewart
00:17 mins. / David Bowie / Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) / Blackstar
00:21 mins. / David Bowie / Girl Loves Me / Blackstar
00:26 mins. / Michael Dorn/Marc Okrand / Numbers (excerpt) / Star Trek: Conversational Klingon
00:26 mins. / David Bowie / Always Crashing In The Same Car / Low
00:29 mins. — Set break — Background: John Cameron – Half Forgotten Daydreams
00:32 mins. / Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship / Have You Seen the Stars Tonite / Blows Against the Empire
00:43 mins. / Public Image Ltd. / Rise / Album
00:48 mins. / Blue Oyster Cult / The Red and the Black / On Your Feet or On Your Knees
00:53 mins. / Kim Fowley / Bubble Gum / Outrageous
00:55 mins. / Bill Cosby / People Make Mistakes Song / Bill Cosby Talks To Kids About Drugs
00:58 mins. / Bill Cosby / I Can Handle It Song (excerpt) / Bill Cosby Talks To Kids About Drugs
00:59 mins. — Set break — Background: Banda Plástica De Tepetlixpa Mex. – Yellow Submarine
01:02 mins. / Mad Genius / Higgs Boson! / Presents 2012
01:06 mins. / Mad Genius / How To Build a Zombie Apocalypse / Presents 2012
01:09 mins. / Mad Genius / Someone’s Screaming Outside / Presents 2012
01:13 mins. / Mad Genius / Doggie Sunglasses (Montage 1) / Presents 2012
01:18 mins. — Set break — Background: Andrew Tartaglia – Light My Fire
01:20 mins. / Chu Ishikawa / Megatron / Tetsuo
01:25 mins. / Chu Ishikawa / The Sixth Tooth / Tetsuo
01:31 mins. / Chu Ishikawa / Rana-Porosa Porosa I / Tetsuo
01:37 mins. / Chu Ishikawa / Mausoleum / Tetsuo
01:42 mins. — Set break — Background: Rendezvous – Edge of Emotion (W/Margie Boulé)
01:46 mins. / Alexei Sayle / ‘Ullo John! Gotta New Motor? / 12″
01:50 mins. / The Soft Boys / Sandra’s Having Her Brain Out / A Can of Bees
01:53 mins. / The Contortions / I Don’t Want to be Happy / Buy
01:56 mins. — Set break — Outro: Starlight Children’s Chorus – E.T., I Love You
Here’s my tribute to recently departed rock star. If I’m being oblique in my text, it’s out of consideration of preserving this archived show for posterity. While I usually post a text playlist for all my shows, guessing I get lots of traffic to my archives via people’s Google searches, here this might not be a good idea.
You see, one downside of success and fame is that one also gets latched to a ruthless and relentless business apparatus which seeks out to squeeze pennies out of or maim anyone they perceive as a threat to the continual flow of pennies.
So, with that in mind, the playlist is an image of a playlist, rather than a text playlist.
Maybe I’m being silly and extreme or silly, but that’s why you love me, right?
Anyway, please listen to the show. Contained therein is, I hope, a properly conveyed message of love to recently departed rock star, who was a huge part of my musical tutelage and filled my teenage years with hope and wonder.
I subbed for my good friend Alejandro Ceballos, on his program La Ruleta. Alejandro’s show and mine used to be on the same night. I miss hanging out with him. Do check out his show, which is on every 2nd and 4th Friday night on KBOO – it’s amazing!
I played a fair amount of Lemmy related material, some Hawkwind, Motörhead and Sam Gopal, the psychedelic band he was in sometime between roadying for Hendrix and joining Hawkwind. So long, Lemmy and thanks for all your inspired mania.
I also played some great reissues which originally came out on self released cassette (seems to be a trend lately, I’m happy to note); Alan Jefferson’s weirdly peculiar Galactic Nightmare and Emerald Web’s Whispered Visions. They’re available from Trunk Records and Finders Keepers, respectively. Check them out.
Anyway, here’s the show.
10:00PM KBOO Community Radio “ID/Promo Spots” from “Promo Spots”
10:00PM The Contessa “Cold Open: Camera Up My Ass” from “The Confessional: 01/02/16”
10:01PM Morgan Fisher “Show Intro: Green and Pleasant” from “Miniatures”
10:02PM Peter Sellers/Ringo Starr “”Getting ready for it”” from “The Magic Christian”
10:03PM Set break — Background: Motörhead – Ace of Spades, timestretched 6.66%
10:03PM Sam Gopal “The Dark Lord” from “Escalator”
10:07PM Hawkwind “Assault and Battery / The Golden Void” from “Warrior on the Edge of Time”
10:17PM Sam Gopal “The Sky Is Burning” from “Escalator”
10:20PM Hawkwind “Brainstorm” from “Doremi Fasol Latido”
10:31PM Hawkwind “Space Is Deep” from “Doremi Fasol Latido”
10:37PM Motorhead “Lost Johnny” from “Motörhead”
10:42PM Set break — Background: Motörhead – Ace of Spades, Bomber, Overkill timestretched, scrambled
10:46PM Alan Jefferson “Galactic Nightmare Pt. 1” from “Galactic Nightmare”
11:07PM Set break — Background: Motörhead – timestretched, scrambled
11:09PM Emerald Web “Ice Caves” from “Whispered Visions”
11:14PM Emerald Web “Stargate” from “Whispered Visions”
11:22PM Emerald Web “Mistress Ship” from “Whispered Visions”
11:25PM Set break — Background: Motörstretch
11:28PM Craig Leon “One Hundred Steps” from “Nommos/Visiting: Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1”
11:33PM Craig Leon “Region Of Fleeing Civilians” from “Nommos/Visiting: Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1”
11:38PM Hawkwind “Sonic Attack” from “Space Ritual”
11:41PM Hawkwind “Time We Left This World Today” from “Space Ritual”
11:47PM Hawkwind “Master of the Universe” from “Space Ritual”
11:55PM Carl Sagan “Outro – A very plausible theory..” from “Carl Sagan”
11:55PM Hawkwind “The Watcher” from “Doremi Fasol Latido”
I played a bunch of Eugene Chadbourne, who was just in town (but who I failed to get out to see), as well as the great Flood of ’96 tape by Jim Larrance, in honor of the horrendous rainstorms – and tornado in my boyhood home of Battle Ground.
I hope you like the show. I was tired when I did it and I’m tired right now as I type this.
(Time / Artist / Song / Disk /)
00:00 / KBOO Community Radio / ID/Promo Spots / Promo Spots
00:02 / Radio Lost and Found / intro: Crass – Bomb Plus Tape [excerpt] / Christ The Album
00:03 / Morgan Fisher / Green and Pleasant / Miniatures
00:04 / John Trudell / Tribal Voices Featuring John Trudell / Neighborhood Rhythms (Patter Traffic)
00:07 / Set break / Background: Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics
00:08 / Jim Larrance / Flood of ’96 Tape / cutupsound.com
00:16 / Set break / Background: Banda Plástica de Tepetlixpa – Carry That Weight
00:18 / Eugene Chadbourne / Rakeman / Vermin of the Blues
00:22 / Eugene Chadbourne / Beatles Medley / LSDC&W – The History Of The Chadbournes In America
00:44 / Eugene Chadbourne / Mr. Record Man / There’ll Be No Tears Tonight
00:49 / Shockabilly / Hattiesburg, Miss. / Colosseum
00:51 / Eugene Chadbourne & Henry Kaiser / Rothko Lumberjack / The Guitar Lesson
00:58 / Eugene Chadbourne & Jimmy Carl Black / Drop-Out Boogie / Pachuco Cadaver
01:01 / Set break / Background: The Tornados – Telstar
01:04 / UNKNOWN / Optigan Drive-In Concession Reel / YouTube
01:14 / Robert Rental & The Normal / Live [Excerpt] / Live At West Runton Pavilion, 6-3-79
01:26 / Fat Worm of Error / Wipeless Two/Return Of The Thin White Dook / Ambivalence & The Beaker
01:34 / UNKNOWN / VINYL UNBOXING – Wolfmother self-titled Timestretched / YouTube
01:40 / Big City Orchestra / Wheel In Space [Excerpt] / Myth Makers Cassette
01:47 / Sonny Bono / Pammie’s On A Bummer / Sonny
01:54 / Butthole Surfers / Tornados / Cream Corn From The Socket Of Davis
01:56 / Set break / Outro – Children’s Starlight Chorus – E.T., I Love You
Music that may or may not have anything to do with Thanksgiving, Pilgrims and Indians, Turkish psychedelic music, Food and overeating, Pork, Beef, Cheese, Whole Milk, Butter, Margarine, Nuts, and Sausage.
I also played bits and pieces of the amazingly shitacular film Blood Freak, mixed with lots of other stuff, which I half-assedly playlist’d below. Good luck with that – but DO watch Blood Freak when you get a chance.
Time / Artist / Song / Disk
10:00PM / KBOO Community Radio / ID/Promo Spots / Promo Spots
10:02PM / Radio Lost and Found / Intro / 11/12/15
10:04PM / The Saints / I’m Stranded / 7799 – Big Hits From The Underground
10:07PM / Set break / Background: Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics
10:09PM / Selda / Bundan Sonra / Love, Peace & Poetry – Turkish Psychedelic Music
10:13PM / Özdemir Erdoğan Ve Orkestrası / Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım / Love, Peace & Poetry – Turkish Psychedelic Music
10:16PM / Alpay / Kirpiklerin Ok Ok Eyle / Love, Peace & Poetry – Turkish Psychedelic Music
10:18PM / Mazhar Ve Fuat / Sür Efem Atını / Love, Peace & Poetry – Turkish Psychedelic Music
10:21PM / The Firesign Theatre / Temporarily Humbolt County / Waiting For The Electrician or Someone Like Him
10:31PM / Erkin Koray / Yağmur / Love, Peace & Poetry – Turkish Psychedelic Music
10:34PM / National Lampoon / Mr. Veal Chop / The Rosenbergs / Gold Turkey (Radio Hour/Greatest Hits)
10:35PM / National Lampoon / The Immigrants / Gold Turkey (Radio Hour/Greatest Hits)
10:42PM / Ersen / Kara Yazı / Love, Peace & Poetry – Turkish Psychedelic Music
10:45PM / The Brady Bunch / American Pie / Meet The Brady Bunch
10:49PM / UNKNOWN / Pork, Beef, Cheese, Whole Milk, Butter, Margarine, Nuts and Sausage / YouTube Video
10:49PM / Brian and Patricia Routh / Mashed potatoes / SoundCloud
10:53PM / Porest / Meat Supply / Tourrorists
10:57PM / UNKNOWN / Pork, Beef, Cheese (etc.) reprise / YouTube Video
10:57PM / Porest / Fist Dumplings / Prude Juice For the Heritage Swinger
10:59PM / Set break / Background: Banda Plástica De Tepetlixpa Mex. – Hey Jude
11:04PM / Bing Crosby / Hey Jude / Hey Jude / Hey Bing!
11:07PM / The Soft Boys / Cold Turkey / A Can of Bees
11:12PM / Brizbomb / 0909FT30 / 0909
11:13PM / Brad Grinter / Intro / Blood Freak
11:14PM / Brad Grinter / Speech w/coughing/run through audio blender / Blood Freak
11:17PM / Cabaret Voltaire / D/Ts – Cold Turkey / Johnny Yesno
11:20PM / Jahiliyya Fields / Servant Garden / Unicursal Hexagram
11:24PM / Dir. Brad Grinter / Blood Freak dialog / Blood Freak
11:38PM / Pastor Kenneth Haystead / Thoughts For The Day / Thoughts For The Day 7″
11:43PM / Cabaret Voltaire / Title Sequence / Johnny Yesno
11:45PM / The Rudy Schwartz Project / Blood Freak / Full Frontal Klugman
11:50PM / Joanna Newsom / The Book of Right-on (slowly pitching down) / The Milk-Eyed Mender
11:55PM / Mike Douglas / The Man In My Little Girl’s Life (played at 33 1/3 rpms) / 7″
11:57PM / Starlight Children’s Chorus / E.T., I Love You / E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs