Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Playlist for December 27, 2006

The Godfather of Soul

George Clinton

07/02/06 (July 2nd 2006)
Couleur Café Festival (Titan Stage, 12 Midnight to 1AM local time) -
TV Broadcast
Brussels, Belgium

Funkadelic - Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow - Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow (Westbound)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove - One Nation Under a Groove (Priority)

James Brown Set
All tracks from the Star Time
boxed set unless otherwise noted.

Sex Machine
Get on the Good Foot
Funky President
Unity Part 1 (w/Afrika Bambaataa)
Get Up, Get Into It and Get Involved
I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing

Double Dee & Steinski - Lesson 2 - 12" (Tommy Boy)
I Got The Feelin'
Hot Pants
Talkin' Loud & Saying Nothin'
Excerpt from Fresh Air, NPR, 2-2-05
Cold Sweat
John Oswald/James Brown/Public Enemy - Brown/Black - Plunderphonic (

Charles Earland - Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home - Intensity (Prestige)
Don "Sugarcane Harris - The Pig's Eye - Fiddler On The Rock (MPS)
Esther Phillips - Home is Where the Hatred Is - From a Whisper to a Scream (Kudu)
Tower of Power - Only So Much Oil In The Ground - Urban Renewal (Warner Bros)
Flora Purim - Moon Dreams - Butterfly Dreams (Milestone).wav

Yma Sumac - Serenata India - Yma Sumac Recital (ESP-Disc dot com)
Ritsu Katsumata - lullabye - live at Ithaca Festival 2003
Rhys Chatham - Drastic Classicism - Die Donnergotter (tableoftheelements dot com)
The Revelons - Red Hot Woman - 2X5 (Red Star)
April MArch - Chrominance Decoder - Chrominance Decoder (Mammoth)

386DX - Layla - WFMU On The Download

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

FRANK ZAPPA 66th Birthday Special

FZ Web Sites: - The Official Site

“Remember, there's a big difference between
kneeling down and bending over.”

All songs by Frank Zappa unless
otherwise noted.

Larry King Show 6-6-89 (excerpt)
Dickie's Such an Asshole - Broadway the Hard Way (Ryko)
Agency Man - Ahead of their Time (Ryko)
Plastic People - Absolutely Free (Ryko)
Excerpt from 12-21-66 interview
Brown Shoes Don't Make It - Breest, France 3-19-79
Carolina HArdcore Ecstasy - FZ-OZ (zappa dot com)

Holiday In Berlin Story/
Holiday In Berlin (vocal version) - Freaks and
Motherfuckers/Beat the Boots (Foo-Eee)
200 Motels Excerpt (Ryko)
The Air - Uncle Meat (Ryko)
Who Are the Brain Police - Freak Out (Ryko)
Mr. Clean - Mr. Clean - Cucamonga (Del-Fi)
Bob Guy - Dear Jeepers - Cucamonga (Del-Fi)

Paul Buff - 60 Cycle Brain - Excerpt from Dr.
Demento show 1982
Larry King Show, 6-6-89 (excerpt)
Montana-Whipping Floss - YCDTOSA Vol 2 (Ryko)
Cosmik Debris - SUNY-B - 29-OCT-72
Burt Ward - Boy Wonder, I Love You - 7-inch, 1966 (MGM)
The Rotations - Heavies - Cucamonga (Del-Fi)
Jones Crusher - Baby Snakes (Ryko)

Intro/Dead Girls of London - Brest, France 3-19-79
Honey Dontcha Want A Man Like Me? - Brest, France, 1979
Dumb All Over - YCDTOSA Vol 1
Zappa on WPIX-FM 11-19-79
Uncle Bernie's Farm - Absolutely Free (Ryko)
Big Leg Emma-Hungry Freaks - Ann Arbor, 12-3-67
The Dangerous Kitchen - Man From Utopia (Barking Pumpkin)
PSA-Do It Now Foundation-Zappa Just like your parents

Zappa talks about childhood-Panel Discussion,
Syracuse University, April 1975
Improvisations Copenhagen 10-3-68 (w-Don Cherry)
Lumpy Gravy (excerpt) (Ryko)
I Don't Wanna Get Drafted - The Lost Episodes (Ryko)
Martin Perlich Interview, 1972 (excerpt)
Dyna-Moe-Humm - Overnite Sensation (Ryko)

Howard Stern Show, 1987 (excerpt)
Texas Motel Suite - Broome County Arena March 17 1988
I Have Been In You - Sheik Yerbouti
Baby Ray & The Ferns - How's Your Bird?
- Cucamonga (Del-Fi)
Panel Discussion, Syracuse University,
April 1975 (excerpt)
Well (Fillmore East 1971-w John Lennon)
- Playground Psychotics (Ryko)
Cocaine Decisions - Man From Utopia (Ryko)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Playlist for December 13, 2006

Don't forget to tune in for
my annual Frank Zappa Birthday
Special next Wednesday at 7AM.


As originally broadcast on
WNEW-FM, New York

Part 1



Part 2

OCT.24 (CONT.)



Graham Parker - Youre On The Wanted List - That's When You Know (Mercury)
Bowwow To The Beat - Whoopi Goldberg - Mickey Unrapped (Disney)
P-Funk - Dope Dogs - Dope Dog EP (One Nation)
James Brown - Soul Power Pts 1&2 - Star Time (Polydor)
Billy Garner - You're Wasting My Time Pt 1 - Super Funk 2 (BGP)
Sky's The Limited - Humping Hard Pt 2 - Super Fly Soul (Union Squzre)
Prince - Le Grind - The Black Album (WB)
Unknown - Shame on you Mister Bush - DIYmedia dot net
Coldcut - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Sound Mirrors (Ninja Tune)

Pink Floyd - Nick's Boogie - Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (See For Miles)
Hooker-Miller-Ranaldo - Monsoon - Monsoon (Atavistic)
Organisation (Kraftwerk) - Von Dem Blauen Rock (German TV, 1971)

Steinski-Radio Advertising Bureau - Theatre of the Mind - private recording
Firesign Theatre - Temporarily Fields Cunegonde - Waiting For The Electrician or someone like him (laugh dot com)
Firesign Theatre - Thanksgiving (or Pass The Indian Please) - All Things Firesign (Artemis)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Playlist for December 6, 2006

Nick Drake - Tanworth-in-Arden (Anthology 1994)

Home demos recorded at his parental residence, Far Leys, in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England in 1967/68. In comparison with the original circulating cassette and countless shoddy bootlegs, this Italian quasi-boot release features enhanced, remastered sound even superior to the "Time Of No Reply" and "Second Grace" boots. The songs officially released on "Time Of No Reply" have been omitted from this set. Accompanying artwork is included. The cover track listing is incorrect. The correct song information is as follows:

Beth´s Blues (trad.)
Get Together (Dino Valenti)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob Dylan)
If You Leave Me (trad.)
Courting Blues (Bert Jansch)
Strollin' Down The Highway (Bert Jansch)
Blues Run The Game (Jackson C. Frank)
Winter Is Gone (trad.)
Here Come The Blues (Jackson C. Frank)
All My Trials (trad., duet with Gabrielle Drake)
Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan)
Cocaine Blues (Luke Jordan)
Milk And Honey (Jackson C. Frank)
Summertime (Gershwin/Heyward)
Black Mountain Blues (J.C. Johnson)
Rain (Nick Drake)
Bird Flew By (Nick Drake)
She Told Me/To The Garden (Nick Drake)

Petra Haden - I Can't Reach You - Petra Haden Sings The WHo Sell Out (Bar None)
DNA-Susan Vega - Tom's Diner - 12-inch (A&M)
Sally Timms - No More Rides - To The Land of Milk & Honey (Feel Good All Over)
Patti Smith - Gloria - Horses (Arista)
Nico - Janitor of Lunacy - Desertshore (Warner Bros)
Michelle Shocked - Fever Breaks - Kind Hearted Woman (Private)

The Damned - Wait For The Blackout - The Black Album (IRS)
The Cramps - Uranium Rock - IRS Greatest hits Vols 1&2 (IRS)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation - Blank Generation (Sire)
Da Moronics - Mr President - 30 Seconds Over DC (2-13-61)
Young Canadians - Hawaii - No escape (radio edit)(Sudden Death)
Weird Paul - Greenpeace Stole Our Hubcaps - Sucking Chest Wound 7-inch (Pop Bus)
Half-Japanese - Dream Date - Greatest Hits (Safe House)
Greg Kihn - Madison Avenue - Greg Kihn Again (Berserkeley)
The Dickies - Manny Moe & Jack - Dawn of the Dickies (A&M)
Buzzcocks - Harmony In My Head - Live Tension (Burning Airlines)

Shuggie Otis - Sparkle City - Inspoiration Information (Luaka Bop)
Moody Scott - I Don't Dig No Phoney - Super Fly Soul (Metro Doubles)
Curtis Mayfield - Billy Jack - Super Fly Soul (Metro Doubles)

Space Mix containing the following:

Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome To The Monkey House - Welcome To The Monkey House (Radio Edit)(Caedmon)
K Leimer - Statistical Truth - Statistical Truth (Palace of Lights)
Einstruzende Neubauten - Bildbeschreibung - Strategies Against Architechture 2 (Mute-Elektra)
Luciano Berio - Visage - The Female Prisoner (Columbia)
Ron Geesin - Morning Sundew - Land Of Mist (Cleopatra)
Wolfgang Dauner - Bruch - Output (ECM)
Kruder & Dorfmeister-Sofa Surfers - Sofa Rockers - The K&D Sessions (G-Stone)

The Gonstermachers - Gasstationchickendinnerromance - The Gonstermachers (gonstermachers dot com)
Reel Big Fish - She Has A Girlfriend Now - Turn The Radio OFf (mojorecords dot com)
Looker - Serenade Stare - Born Too Late (lookernyc dot com)
Replicants - Life's a Gas - Replicants (Zoo)
The Toy Dolls - James Bond Lives Down Our Street - We're Mad (Sanctuary)

George Burns - A Little Help From My Friends - George Burns Sings (Buddah)

Don't forget, on Wednesday December 10
from 7AM to at least 10AM
I spin my annual Frank Zappa Birthday Special.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Playlist for November 15, 2006

Doctor B will be away from the control room

until December 6, 2006 at 7AM.
In the meantime, happy thanksgiving.

The Beatles
Let It Be, rough mix
as aired on WBCN-FM, Boston
September 22, 1969

This is an air check from WBCN's historic airing of
what became the "Get Back" bootleg, the rough
version of "Let It Be". The broadcast occurred
at a time when, when you heard a DJ on the radio,
it was because he was there! And they actually spun
real discs and tapes. Programming decisions were
made in-house and not by a media conglomerate
on the other side of the country. DJ's were people
- are you ready for this? - who loved music!
What a concept!

DJ Introduction
Let It Be (false start)
WBCN announcements
Let It Be
Don't Let Me Down
For You Blue
Get Back
The Walk
WBCN announcements
Hey Jude Tap Dance - Harry Zonk
WBCN Station Stuff
Get Back Honk
Get Back
I've Got A Feeling (Fragment)
Teddy Boy
Two Of Us
I Dig A Pony
DJ Monologue
Dick Gregory - Poor Hungry Hillbilly White Boy
The End (excerpt)
Ad for new album by The Child
Abbey Road Medley 3
I've Got A Feeling
The Long And Winding Road
Here Comes The Sun (cut)
"Music Is Everybody's Possession.
It's Only Publishers Who Think That People Own It!"
- John Lennon

Mark Radice - Exception to the Rule - Ain't Nothin' but a Party (United Artists)
Nico Gomez & Afro Percussion Inc - Ritual - Club Africa (Strut)
Roger & The Gypsies - Pass The Hatchet - Eddie Bo Anthology (Vampisoul)
The Impressions - The Young Mod's Forgotten Story - Mighty, Mighty Soul (Sequel)
T Rex - Sky Church Music - Work In Progress (Rhino)
Rolling Stones - Monkey Man - Let It Bleed (Abkco)
Herb Alpert - Love Potion #9 Remix - Whipped Cream & Other Delights Rewhipped (Shout Factory)
Coldcut - Walk a Mile In My Shoes - Sound Mirrors (Ninja Tune)

Bruce Haack - Mean Old Devil - Electric Lucifer Book 2 (QDK)
Sex-O-Rama - Seduction - Sex-O-Rama (Oglio)
White Noise - The Visitation - An Electric Storm (Island)
Lol Creme-Kevin Godley - I Pity Inanimate Objects - Freeze Frame (Polydor)
Doug Wyatt - implications - The Dream of I (

Chris Tate - Modern Nation - Chris Tate (ctate at lightlink dot com)
Frank Zappa - Murder By Numbers (with Sting) - Broadway the Hard Way (Ryko)
Zappa talks about the music biz (from Ryko Promo CD, "Kill Ugly Radio Some More")
Frank Zappa - Plastic People - Absolutely Free (Ryko)
Ching Chong Song - Uproar - Ching Chong Song (
The Residents - My Work Is So Behind - Commercial Album (ESD)
Eels - Jehovah's Witness - Rotten World Blues EP (
Shuggie Otis - Sparkle City - Inspiration Information (Luaka Bop)

Ruth Wallis - Drill 'Em All - French Postcards Set To Music (Wallis Originals)

Friday, November 10, 2006

Playlist, November 8, 2006 (fashionably late)

The Doors
The Matrix
San Francisco, CA

Back Door Man
My Eyes Have Seen You
Soul Kitchen
Get Out My Life, Woman
When the Music's Over
Close To You
Crawling King Snake
I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
People Are Strange
Who Do You Love?
Alabama Song
Crystal Ship
20th Century Fox
Moonlight Drive
Summer's Almost Gone
Unhappy Girl
The Devil Is A Woman
->Sittin' 'Round Thinkin'
->Rock Me
Break On Through
Light My Fire
The End

Bruce Haack-Esther Nelson - EIO - Dance To The Music (Dimension 5)
Chambers Bros - I Can't Stand It - Time Has Come Today (Columbia)
Klaus Fluoride - Gruesome Stains - Cha Cha Cha With Mr Fluoride (Alternative Tentacles)
Didi Susan Dubbelyew - Who Needs Exercise - Sugar Meat & Alcohol (ubuweb)
Negativland - Xianity IS Stupid - live in Chicago 1992
Suicide - Rocket USA live - Punk Legends (Jungle Freud)

SUNY-Alfred Concert Choir 1973-74 - Ventura Highway - It's a Wonderful Thing to be Me (private pressing)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Playlist for November 1, 2006

The Runaways (RIP, drummer Sandy West)

July 19, 1976
The Agora
Cleveland, Ohio


California Paradise
Cherry Bomb
Take It Or Leave It
You Drive Me Wild
Wild Thing
Don't Use Me
Rock and Roll
Is It Day Or Night?
Johnny Guitar
Dead End Justice

Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device - Inflammable Material (Rough Trade)
Neon Christ - Draft Song
Avengers - The American In Me
Minutemen - Little Man With a Gun in His Hand (from Spin radio show)
The Next - Monotony
Scandal in the City - 999 - All of the above from
Young Canadians - Hawaii - No escape (Sudden Death)
Flaming Groovies - Slow Death - Punk Legends (Jungle Freud)
NY Dolls - Pills - Live in NYC 1975 (Restless)
Weird Paul - Sucking Chest Wound - Sucking Chest Wound EP (
Black Sabbath - Electric Funeral - Paranoid (WB)

XTC - Radios in Motion - White Music (Virgin)
Iggy Pop - Search & Destroy - Michigan Palace 10-6-1973 (Bomp)
Count 5 - Contrast - Psychotic Revelation (ACE)
Butthole Surfers - The Colored FBI Guy - Widowermaker (Touch & Go)
Von Lmo - Leave Your Body - Tranceformer (Munster)
Weird Paul - Not Of This World - Lo Fidelity Hi Anxiety (Homestead)
Roswells - Rock & Roll UFO - Back to Rockaway Beach (AMP)
Jon & The Nightriders - Surf Party - Live at the Whisky (Voxx)
Los Straitjackets - The Rise & Fall Of Flingel Blint - live at the Dinosaur Barbecue Syracuse 1-16-02

Patti Smith - Parade - Sugar Meat & Alcohol (
Frank Zappa - excerpt from 200 Motels (Ryko)
Spinners - Rubberband Man - Happiness is Being With The Spinners (Atlantic)

[ Apprentice took over for final 30 minutes]

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Playlist for October 25, 2006

Charlie Haden and Gavin Bryars

26 April 1987
Shaw Theatre, Camden, UK

01 - Sub Rosa (Bryars)
02 - Lonely Woman (Coleman)
03 - Dedication To Poets and Writers (Coleman)
04 - The Sacred Mind of Johnny Dolphin (Coleman)
05 - By The Vaar (Bryars)

Charlie Haden - bass
Gavin Bryars - bass, piano
Balanescu Quartet
unknown others - recorder, trumpet, clarinet, percussion

R Stevie Moore - Dance Man-Manufacturers - Delicate tension CD (
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood - Unsurpassed Masters Vol 7 (Yellow Dog)
The Beatles - She Said She Said - Revolver (Parlophone)
Don Sugarcane Harris - Eleanor Rigby - Fiddler on the Rock (MPS-BASF)
Falco - Its All Over Noiw Baby Blue - Falco (A&M)
Frank Zappa - The Dangerous Kitchen - Man From Utopia (Ryko)
The Bemus Point - Has Anyone Seen My Innocence - Infra Dig (
The Orb - Valley - Orbis Terrarum (Island)
DJ Me DJ You - Robot Probe - Simplemachinesrock (Emperor Norton)

Baby Ray & The Ferns - How's Your Bird - Frank Zappa-Cucamonga (Del-Fi)
Tom T Hall - Bach When Gas Was 30 Cents a Gallon - A Soldier of Fortune (RCA)
ONeil Howes - Where Was THat God Of Love - Oneil Howes Sings His Country Songs (Memory Records)
Roger Miller - Cole Meets Billie - Waterhole 3 Sndtrk (Smash)
Merle Kilgore - Pinball Machine - Diesel Smoke-Dangerous Curves (Starday)
Hubert Laws - Crying Song - Crying Song (CTI)
Pink Floyd - Cymbaline - Soundtrack from MORE (Capitol)
Waldo De Los Rios - Haydn's Symphony of the Toys - Sinfonias (United Artists)

Jason Kao Hwang - Threads - Edge (
Will Saul/Ursula Rucker - Where Is It - Air Breaks (
DJ Disconhecido - Dedinho Pro Alto - Rio Baile Funk (Essay)
The Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven- Acoustic Live in Newport (Eagle Vision)
Frank Black - Repo Man - High School Reunion (

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Miles Davis: Live in Copenhagen
October 28, 1985


Part 1
One Phone Call/Street Scenes (M. Davis) 2:45
Speak/That's What Happened (M. Davis-J. Scofield) 11:41
New Blues (M. Davis) 6:35
Maze (M. Davis) 11:19
Human Nature (S. Porcaro-J. Bettis) 10:18
MD 2 (M. Davis) 12:36
Time After Time (C. Lauper-R. Hyman) 9:37
Ms. Morrisine (M. Tynes Irving-M. Davis-R. Irving III) 11:50

Part 2
Code M.D. (R. Irving III) 9:49
Pacific Express (M. Davis) 11:40
Burn (R. Irving III-R. Hall) 7:50
Stronger Than Before (B. Bacharach) 9:19
Hopscotch (M. Miller) 12:11
Rubber Band (M. Davis-R. Hall-Z. Giles) 6:29
Jean Pierre (M. Davis) 7:00
Then There Were None (M. Davis-R. Irving III) 4:02


Miles Davis (tpt, synth); Bob Berg (ss, ts); Mike Stern (g); Robert Irving III (synth); Adam Holzman (synth); Angus Thomas (el-b); Vincent Wilburn, Jr. (d); Steve Thornton (perc); Marilyn Mazur (perc)

Weird Al Yankovic - Close, But No Cigar - Straight Outta Lynwood (Volcano)
Gutbucket - Polka of Doom - Dry-Humping the American Dream (
Wolf Eyes - excerpt from Human Animal (Sub Pop)
REM - Don’t Go Back to Rockville - And I Feel Fine (Capitol)
Neko Case - John The Baptist - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (
Mouse on Mars - Skik - Varcharz (Ipecac)
L.E.O. - Sukaz are Born Every Minute - Alpacas Orgling (Cheap Lullabye)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Playlist for October 11, 2006



>> Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, November 1972

>> Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, June 1972

>> Recorded at unknown studio, 1971?

>> Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, June 1972

>> Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, June 1972

>> Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, November 1972

>> Recorded at unknown studio, 1971?

The Rolling Stones

Feb 24,1973
W.A.C.A. Ground
Perth, Australia


Brown Sugar
Rocks Off
Gimme Shelter
Tumbling Dice
Love In Vain
Sweet Virginia
All Down The Line
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Honky Tonk Women
Midnight Rambler
Little Queenie
Rip This Joint

The band sang "Happy Birthday" to Nicky Hopkins during the band introductions.

Frank Zappa - Disco Boy - Zoot Allures (Ryko)
Doctor Phibes - The Black & The White - Portable Darkness (Playhouse)

Richard Pinhas - Tikkun (Part 2) - Metatron (Cuneiform)
Brian Eno - Baby’s On Fire - Here Come the Warm Jets (Caroline)
Sean Lennon - Would I Be The One - Friendly Fire (Capitol)
Stanton Moore III - Poison Pushy - Stanton Moore III (Telarc)
REM - Disturbance at the Heron House - And I Feel Fine (Capitol)
Robyn Hitchcock - Museum of Sex - Ole Tarantula (Yep Roc)
Grateful Dead - Cosmic Charlie - Dick’s Picks Volume 8-SUNY-Binghamton May 1970 (Grateful Dead)
Carnival Skin - Carnival Skin - Carnival Skin (Nemu)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Playlist for October 3, 2006

Stuttgart, Germany
31 October 1975

1. Improvisation 19:28
2. Bel Air/Dizzy Dizzy 25:00
3. Pinch/Improvisation 34:49

Coldcut - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Sound Mirrors (Ninja Tune)
Fat Boy Slim - Don't Let The Man Get You Down - Palookaville (Astralwerks)
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache - Incredible Bongo Band (Strut)
DJ Spooky - Incipit Zarathustra - Drums of Death (Thirsty Ear)
The Interpretations - Jason Pew Mosso - Slurped Too (no label)
DJ Andy Smith-Jack Jones - I'll Never Fall In Love Again - The Document II (Illicit)
Oneness Of Juju - Soul Love Now - Space Jungle Luv (Strut)
Kleptones - Daft Purple - 24 Hours

Ozric Tentacles - Kick Muck - Sliding Gliding Worlds (Dovetail)
Insomnia - When Evening Falls (excerpt) - When Evening Falls (Private pressing)
Joan Bokaer, speech given in 2004 (excerpt) (
Ron Geesin - Bell Sigh - Land of Mist (Cleopatra)
Hans Christian - In Impermanence - Soundscape Gallery (Lektronic Soundscapes)

Big Black & His Congregation - You & Me - If You're Diggin What You're Doin'... (Uni)
Ladysmith Black Mombazo - Don't Drink & Drive - Raise Your Spirit Higher (Heads Up)
Mox - Fez - Mox (RGB)
Negativland - Drink It Up - Dispepsi (
The Yeardbirds - Goodnight Sweet Josephine - BBC Sessions (WB)
The Who - HEaven & Hell - Isle of Wight 1970 (Columbia)
DJ Logic - Peace Y'all - Zen of Logic (Ropeadope)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Playlist for September 27, 2006

The Bottom Line, New York
April 10,1976
as heard on WNEW-FM

Band set
1-Sunshine Superman
2-There Is a Mountain
3-Dark Eyed Blue Jean Angel
4-Laughing River
5-Take Your Time
7-Woman's Work
8-Catch the Wind
9-My My They Sigh
10-Season of the Witch

Solo set
1-Black Widow
2-Happiness Runs
4-Intergalactic Laxative
6-I Love My Shirt
7-Mellow Yellow
8-Crowd/radio Announcers
9-Saturday Night
10-Hurdy Gurdy Man

From the Bottom Line Show List :
APR 7-11, 1976
An Evening With
With special guest Derroll Adams
All Seats $5.50 [THOSE were the days!]
* April 10 show broadcast live on five radio stations:
WHCN (Hartford), WMMR (Philadelphia),
WBRV (Providence), WBCN (BOSTON), WNEW (N.Y.)

Frank Zappa - Inca Roads - YCDTOSA Vol 2 Helsinki (Ryko)
T Rex - Life's A Gas - Electric Warrior (Rhino)
Jason Trachtenberg - Camouflaged Mind - Together (
Syd Barrett - Bob Dylan Blues
Ching Chong Song - Cigarettes - Ching Chong Song (
Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness - Light Of Worlds (Mercury)

Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players - Look at me - Live at Castaways 9-23-06
Leo Kottke - Tilt Billings & The Student Prince - Ice Water (BGO)
People Like Us - Dolly Pardon - Abridged Too Far
Pastor John Rydgren - Dark Side of the Flower - (wfmu blog)
London & The Bridges - It Just Ain't Right - 60's Choice 1&2 (Eva)
Sally Timms - Homburg - To The Land of Milk & Honey (Feel Good All Over)
The Wallys - First Base with You - Double Play EP

DJ Q-Bert - Organ Donor w-DJ Shadow - mp3 download
Billy Cobham - Pleasant Pheasant - Crosswinds (Wounded Bird)
Perrey & Kingsley - EVA (Fat Boy Slim Remix) - Out Sound From Way In (Vanguard)
Ursula 1000 - Descarga en la Discoteca - Here Comes Tomorrow (ESL Music)
Todd Rundgren - Fascist Christ - No World Order (Forward)

Bull Moose Jackson - Big 10-inch Record - King R&B Box Set (King)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Playlist for September 20, 2006

Bootleg Meltdown!

Gil Scott-Heron's Midnight Band
January 16, 1978
Berkeley, CA

Source: SBD or FM Broadcast

01. Intro
02. Gil's Opening Speech
03. "The Spirit of the Drum" (Rap & Chant over Drums)
04. Hello Sunday, Hello Road
05. 95-South (All of the Places We've Been)
06. Racetrack in France
07. We Almost Lost Detroit
08. Home is Where the Hatred Is (cut/fade out)
09. Band Introductions
10. Song of the Wind (aka Blow Wind Blow)
11. Band Introductions > The Bottle
12. Johannesburg (cut/fade out)

The Midnight Band:
Gil Scott-Heron (Vocals, Guitar, and possibly Piano)
Brian Jackson (Keyboards, Flute)
Alan Barnes (Saxophone, Synthesizer)
Delbert Tailor (Piano, Trumpet, Congas, Flugelhorn, Vocals)
Barnett Williams (Congas, Percussion)
Sigi Dillard (Bass)
Reggi Brisbane (Drums)

The source for this recording is either a SBD or FM Broadcast.
Sound quality isn't bad.

One other thing to mention is that Gil goes through the Band
Introductions on Track 9, and then again on Track 11. It
appears that tracks 1-10 are from one show, and tracks 11 and 12
are from another. It's quite possible that these 2 tracks are
from the late show, or another performance entirely (the quality
and mix on both of these performances sounds identical, so these are probably from the late show).

Be Bop Deluxe 1978 Oxford

FM broadcast

Very Good Sound, marred somewhat by improper
use of digital noise reduction.

trade cdr >> wav >> flac 8

01 New Precision (7:06)
02 Dangerous Strangers (3:34)
03 Superenigmatix (2:40)
04 Lovers Are Mortal (6:02)
05 New Mysteries (4:56)
06 Panic In The World (6:11)
07 Forbidden Lovers (4:50)
08 Love In Flames (5:43)

Led Zeppelin
Vienna, Austria

Excellent Soundboard Recording

01-Dazed And Confused 22:55
02-Stairway To Heaven 10:10
03-Boogie > Baby I Don't Care 3:46
04-Let's Have A Party 2:08
05-I Can't Quit You >
Lemon Song > Whole Lotta Love 12:02
06-Heartbreaker 8:55

running time 59:56

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Playlist for September 13th 2006

Boot of the Week

November 11, 1982
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA

DISC #1/1 (64:28)
01) Time Out For Fun
02) Patterns
03) Speed Racer
04) Big Mess
05) Peek-A-Boo
06) Out Of Sync
07) That's Good
08) Freedom Of Choice Theme
09) Whip It
10) Girl U Want (EZ)
11) Planet Earth
12) Deep Sleep
13) Jocko Homo (cut)
14) Uncontrollable Urge (cut)
15) Gates Of Steel
16) Smart Patrol
17) Mr. DNA
18) Gut Feeling
19) Booji's Beautiful World (cut)

Terminal Mind - Sense Of Rhythm -
Elvis Costello - Dr Luther's Asst - Get Happy (reissue-Rhino)
Chemicals Made From Dirt - Protein Pants - Ike (
April March - Charlatan - Chrominance Decoder
James Chance & The COntortions - King Heroin - White Cannibal (ROIR)
XTC - Clap Clap Clap - Explode Together (Virgin)
T-Rex - Born To Boogie - Tanx (reissue - Rhino)

Weather Report - Vertical Invader - Live In Tokyo (Columbia)

Billy Paul - - East - Going East (Phila Int'l)
Osibisa - Move On - Woyaya (Decca)
Osibisa - Rabaiatu - Woyaya (Decca)
Passport - Algeria - Sky Blue (Atlantic)
Ohio Players - Walt's First Trip - Pleasure (Westbound)
The New Birth - Fire & Rain - Ain't No Big Thing but It's Growing (RCA)

Theivery Corporation - Shaolin Satellite - Sounds from the Theivery Hi-Fi (
Parliament - Funkentelechy - Funkentelechy vs The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca)
Mongo Santamaria - Hip Hug Her - Feelin' Alright (Atlantic)
100 Proof - Backtrack - Somebody's Been Sleeping (Hot Wax)
JJohn Mayall - You Must Be Crazy - USA Union (Polydor)

Stephen McQuillen - Has Bush Forgotten? -

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Playlist for September 6, 2006

The Who - Tales From The Who
(King Biscuit Flower Hour Remaster)12-4-1973

Venue: The Spectrum, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, USA, Tuesday, December 4, 1973

Source: Soundboard

01...Pete Townshend Interview
02...Keith Moon Interview
03...Can't Explain
04...Summertime Blues
05...My Generation
06...I Am The Sea
07...Real Me (aka The Real Me)
08...I'm One
09...Sea And Sand
11...Bell Boy
12...Roger Daltrey Interview
13...Dr. Jimmy
14...Won't Get Fooled Again
15...Pinball Wizard
16...See Me, Feel Me

APPROX TIME: 77mins40secs

XTC playing live at Berg en Bos, in Apeldoorn ,
The Netherlands on August 8. 1980

These songs were part of the of Dutch
radio & TV station VARA's Popkaravaan
1980 broadcast (simultaneously on radio and TV)

Line up :

Andy Partridge - guitar, vocals
Colin Moulding - bass, vocals
Terry Chambers - drums
David Gregory - keyboards, guitar

setlist :

01 Real By Reel
02 Generals And Majors
03 Respectable Street
04 Love at First sight
05 Helicopter
06 Making Plans For Nigel

Source : FM > Cassette > Audacity >
CD Wave Editor > FLAC

Bomb The Bass-K&D - Bug Powder Dust - The K&D Sessions (k7)
Hal Blaine - Flashes - Psychedelic Percussion (MCA Japan)
Shortly After Takeoff - Omega Supreme -
Shortly After Takeoff (Alien Journalism)
Nicholas Johnson Berkeley 1970-1
Slang-Souther Wind - The Bellwether Project (Terminus)
Sky Cries Mary - 2000 Light Years from Home -
A Return To The Inner Experience (World)
Lord Buckley - The Nazz - The Royal Court of Lord Buckley (El Records)
Gentle Giant - Aspirations - The Power & The Glory (DRT)
Doug Wyatt - Talking Points - The Dream Of (Sonosphere)
Einsturzende Neubauten - DNS Wassersturm -
Strategies Against Architechture 2 (Elektra)
Jean Shepherd - LIFE - from a 1969 broadcast
Spectrum & Silver Apples - Whirlwind - A Lake of Teardrops (Orbit)
Can - Tony Wanna Go - The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)

TRS-80 - Talk Like a Teenager (Found magazine 7-inch)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Playlist for August 30, 2006

Frank Zappa

3-Oct 1968, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark

The MOI:

Jimmy Carl Black - drums, vocals
Ray Collins - vocals
Roy Estrada - bass, vocals
Bunk Gardner - woodwinds
Sandy Hurvitz (Uncle Meat) - vocals
Euclid James Sherwood (Motorhead) - baritone saxophone
Arthur Dyer Tripp III - drums
Ian Underwood - woodwinds, keyboards
Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals

*Don Cherry - trumpet, flute, Guest

disc 1
Hungry Freaks Daddy
Bongo Madness
God Bless America
King Kong
Trouble Every Day
Absolutely Free (including There's A Small Hotel, Rockabye Baby, Teddy Bears' March)
In The Sky
The String Quartet (incl Oh No, Transylvania Boogie)

Kid Koala - Scratchcratchratchatch (excerpts) (Ninja Tune)
Steinski & Coldcut - I'm Wild About that Thing (12"-Tommy Boy)
Vulcan Freedom Fighters - Corbomite Maneuver - Stardate Unknown (vulvcansrock dot com)
Prince Geno & The Tailor Mades - Brand New Man with the Master Plan - Super Fly Soul (Union Square)
Grandmaster Flash & Scratch Perverts - Adventures on the Wheels of Steel - Still The joint (Castle)
Rockers Hi-Fi - 90 degree Fuzzwalk - Mish Mash (Warner Bros)
Danger Mouse - 99 Problems - The Grey Album (

Bacuzzi - Sunday's Child - Chillin 3 (Kickin')
Suns Of Arqa - Steppin To The Music - Arqaology (Arka)
Soul Coughing - Bong (w-808 State) - Rare Indigenous Creatures Lurking (boot)
Soft Machine - We Did It Again>Plus Belle Q’Une Poubelle>Why Are We Sleeping>Box 25/4 Lid - Soft Machine (One Way)

The Coup - Head of State (EFR) - Pick A Bigger Weapon (Epitaph)
Graham Parker - That's When You Know - That's When You Know (Mercury)
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes - I'm So Anxious - The Jukes (Mercuty)
Black Sabbath - Jack The Stripper>Fairies Wear Boots - Paranoid (WB)
The Machine Gun TV - Star Wars 1993 - Touch (Japan Overseas)
Tangerine Dream - Ashes To Ashes - Electronic Meditation (Relativity)


It was 40 years ago last Tuesday...

This is The Beatles' last live concert. As the legend goes, Paul McCartney himself wanted this show to be recorded, knowing that this would be their last live show ever. The tape was made on a portable tape recorder on one side of the stage by the band’s press secretary.

The Beatles
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA, 29th August 1966

01 - Rock And Roll Music
02 - She's A Woman
03 - If I Needed Someone
04 - Day Tripper
05 - Baby's In Black
06 - I Feel Fine
07 - Yesterday
08 - I Wanna Be Your Man
09 - Nowhere Man
10 - Paperback Writer
11 - Long Tall Sally (cut)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Playlist for August 23, 2006

Boot of the Week #1

Brian Eno- Music for the exhibit `77 Million Paintings`Milano Triennale, Teatro Dal Verme, audience recording12.July.2006 from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM local time

lineage:iRiver iHP 120 WAV 44,1Khz-Core Sound Binaural Mics-Transfer to hard drive via USB-Wavelab

total length 33:27 minutes.

The recording itself is quite good, the music played is avariation of `Ikebukuro`- a piece Eno has used for variousinstallations in the past.

The venue itself is very noisy (you can hear a lot of noisefrom outside and the restaurant nearby). However, this addsa certain something to it (IMO)- there you have the outsidehectic `reality`and at the opposite the very quiet, almoststatic installation recording.

This very installation is on tour right now, starting off inTokyo, and will be set up (slightly altered) in variousEuropean cities such as Madrid to promote the new dvdrom release `77 Million Paintings`which I can highlyrecommend. If you run it you have your own mini Enoinstallation at home (with paintings permutating/changingpermanently on your PC screen)

Thanks and props to my Italian friend R. who made therecording and helped me out a lot lately!!!!!!!!
Last Saturday I had the chance to see Eno perform liveagain at the London Royal Academy of Arts. He onlyperformed one track (a world premiere called `Running Away`) as part of the Cushion concert series. The veryconcert had 11 world premieres performed by well andlesser known composers such as Michael Nyman, and Imust say that the first 10 songs were horrible! But those 4 minutes of Eno were worth every hassle I had went throughin order to be there ;-).

Boot of the Week #2

AFX (aka Aphex Twin)Analogue Bubblebath 5Rephlex CAT034EP (Vinyl Test Pressing Only)1995
Lineage: CDR(1) > EAC > WAV > FLAC 1.1.0 -8Source: Unreleased Vinyl Test Pressing

*Track b4. "Cuckoo" had to be omitted due to beingreleased on Analogue Bubblebath 4.

Nice piece of work by Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin,and about 4 other aliases. Analogue Bubblebath 5 has beensold on Ebay for $1800. Was a very limited test pressing of unknown quantities, probably 100 or less. There are plenty of mp3's of this floating around of dubious quality. This is straight from the vinyl to CD-R.Credit goes to Mr. X, the unnamed person who provided this. Enjoy!

If you want more info on Aphex Twin or any of his other aliases check out

Rhys Chatham - Die Donnergotter- Die Donnergotter (Table of the Elements)
Yes - And You And I (alt version) - Close to the Edge(Rhino)

Jens Johansson - Acrostic Shibboleth - Fission (Shrapnel)
King Crimson - Cat Food - In The Wake Of Poseidon (EG)
Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock - The Fat Boy Slim-Norman Cook Collection (Hip-O)
Velvet Underground - European Son - Peel Slowly & See(Polydor)

Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady - Young, Gifted and Black(Atlantic)
Labelle - Pressure Cookin'- Pressure Cookin' (RCA)
Esther Phillips - Home is where the Hatred Is - From AWhisper to a Scream (Kudu)
Grover Washington Jr - Not Yet - A Secret Place (Kudu)
Rodney Franklin - In The Center - Rodney Franklin(Columbia)
Jorge Ben - Ponta de Lanca Africano - Zero Accidents onthe Job (Luaka Bop)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Playlist for August 16, 2006

The Byrds - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (NL) July 7, 1970 FM / SDB A+
**Anti-Noise Reduction Upgrade**

01. 'House announcement'
02. My Back Pages
03. Baby, What You Want Me To Do
04. Willin'
05. This Wheel's On Fire
06. Ballad Of Easy Rider
07. Jesus Is Just Alright
08. Medley: Turn Turn Turn /
09. Mr. Tambourine Man /
10. Eight Miles High /
11. Hold It / 'Encore Applause'
12. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
13. Mr. Spaceman
14. Chestnut Mare
15. Chimes Of Freedom

Time: 51m54s

Broadcast on the Dutch Radio2 on August 10, 2006 by KRO.
Originally recorded by the VPRO.

Soundboard -> R2R Master -> Digitally Edited -> FM -> Technics
GT350 tuner (Analog) -> Tascam DA20mk2 (A->D 16bit 44.1kHz) ->
HD -> Adobe Audition 1.5 (normalise & editing) -> CDWave ->
-> FLAC (level6) -> You

Line up:
Roger McGuinn - guitar, vocals
Clarence White - guitar, vocals
Skip Battin - bass, vocals
Gene Parsons - drums, vocals


Prof. says:

Great sound for a radio recording this old.
Not perfect, but very close. And the 'Untitled' line up was really on a roll,
even though reportedly Roger Mcguinn didn't have one of his best nights.

This show does not have excessive noise reduction
like the common 2 CD set (Swingin Pig 1990).

Unfortunately this is not a complete upgrade, as it misses about
half of the 2CD. The radio company selected the more popular tracks, and edited them together into a 52 minute long compilation. Not badly done tho.


Artist: Mouse on Mars, Munich

Date: 2/22/01
54 Minutes

Radio Broadcast on Bayrischer Rundfunk "Mittschnitt" => CD source => FLAC


no set list, sorry,

Laptop live gig, separated in tracks

Andi Toma
Jan Werner

Terminal Mind - I Want To Die Young (
The Rotters - Sink the Whales & Buy Japanese Goods - Pull It & Yell (Dionysus)
River City Rebels - 53rd & 3rd - Playing to Live (Victory)
04_F-Word - Out There-RADIO EDIT (

The Hymans - There's No Tomorrow - Back to Rockaway Beach (AMP)
Neil Young - Barstool Blues - Zuma (Reprise)
Henry Rollins - Jam w-Butthole Surfers - Hammer of the Rok Godz (promo) (Imago)
The Rolling Stones - 2000 Light-Years from Home - TSMR (Abkco)
Young Canadians - Where Are You - No Escape
The Unlovables - Today's The Day - Crush Boyfriend Heartbreak (Whoa Oh)
Dressy Bessy - All The Right Reasons - Little Music (Kindercore)
Paul Haig - Ghost Rider - Little Darla Vol.21 (Darla)
The Coup - I Love Boosters - Pick a Bigger Weapon (Epitaph)
Nitemares On Wax-Grandmaster Flash - Its Nasty - Still The Joint (Sugar Hill)
The Maskman & The Agents - My Wife My Dog My Cat - Super Fly Soul (Metro)

Merline Johnson - Don't You Get Me High - Copulatin' Blues (Jass)
Da Vinci's Notebook - Stuck In The Middle With You - Bendy's Law (Davinci's Notebook)

Amps For Christ - I hate This Dumpster - Every 11 Seconds (Kill Rock Stars)
Spike Jones - My Old Flame - Spike Jones' Greatest Hits (BMG)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Playlist for August 8, 2006



Boot of the Week #1

Ivor Cutler
John Peel Sessions
BBC - 1979-86

Recorded 20-2-79 / Broadcast 27-2-79

1. The Man With the Trembley Nose
2. The Obliging Fairy
3. Examine the Contents
4. A Saucer
5. A Lady Found An Insect (aka Buffet)
6. Lunatic
7. Melon
8. Egg Meat
9. Pass the Ball Jim
10. Boo Boo Bird

Recorded 15-4-81 / Broadcast 22-4-81

11. Tomato Brain
12. Step It Out Lively Boys
13. Counting Song
14. Life in a Scotch Sitting Room Vol 2 Ep 15
15. Ready
16. A Land of Penguin
17. Her Darling
18. Pellets
19. Life in a Scotch Living Room Vol 2 Ep 16

Recorded & Broadcast 18-8-81 (Round Midnight)

20. Bad Eye

Recorded 23-2-83 / Broadcast 3-3-83

21. Pussy on the Mat
22. A Blue Bear
23. Women of the World
24. Halfway Through (?)
25. People Run to the Edge
26. Brenda
27. Mostly Tins
28. Life In a Scotch Sitting Room Vol 2 Ep 17
29. A Doughnut in my Hand
30. Old Black Dog
31. Life In a Scotch Sitting Room Vol 2 Ep 18

Recorded 15-2-84 / Broadcast 22-2-84

32. Vegetarians
33. Life in a Scotch Sitting Room Vol 2 Ep 19
34. Lemonade
35. Jelly Mountain

Recorded 30-6-85 / Broadcast 15-7-85

36. Vermin
37. A New Home
38. Large & Puffy
39. Country Door
40. Are You a Tory?

Recorded 11-5-86 / Broadcast 21-5-86

41. Glasgow Dreamer Ep 4
42. Glasgow Dreamer Ep 3
43. God's Blessing
44. Laughter and Disbelief
45. Jewish Jokes
46. Bucket and Steam
47. Maturity
48. Bend Down Yetta
49. Crunch Crunch
50. A Ball in a Barrel
51. One of the Best
52. Questionnaire

The track names are taken from the exhaustive Ivor Cutler radion sessions listings at;

Boot of the Week #2

Graham Parker and the Rumour
Live at the Marble Arch
promo vinyl, 1976
(Now available on the import CD
set “That’s When You Know”)

1. White Honey
2. That's What They All Say
3. Back Door Love
4. Back To School Days
5. Silly Thing
6. Chain Of Fools
7. Don't Ask Me Questions
8. You Can't Hurry Love
9. Soul Shoes
10. Kansas City

Allan Holdsworth - Gattox - Velvet Darkness (Columbia)
Harlem Clavinet - Across 110th St Soundtrack (Ryko)
Mofungo - Rick's Song - Frederick Douglass (Coyote)
PFS - Fey - PFS 279 (Cuneiform)
Oneness of Juju - The Connection - Space Jungle Luv (Strut)
David Bowie - TVC15 - Station to Station (Ryko)
P-Funk - Dope Dog - Dope Dog EP (One Nation)

Todd Rundgren - Fascist Christ - No World Order (Forward)
Tiny Tim-Eleanor Baruchian - I Got You Babe - You Are What You Eat (Columbia)
The Electric Flag - Freakout - You Are What You Eat (Columbia).
Bevis Frond - Solar Marmalade - Gathering of Fronds (Reckless)
Sly & Robbie & Howie B - Fatigue Chic - Drum & Bass Strip to the Bone (Palm)
Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused - BBC Sessions (Atlantic)

Artists unknown (to me) - To Anacreon In Heav’n

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Bootleg of the Week #1

The Grateful Dead/John Oswald
Grayfolded (Volume 1, Transitive Axis)
Swell-Artifact Records

(This is a review which I wrote for the late, lamented Music Press back in '95.)

What's better than hearing the Dead play Dark Star live? Hearing them do it 51 times. All at once.

Obviously some explanation is required. For years, Toronto-based improvisational saxophonist and tape-doctor John Oswald has been following the example set by avant-garde composers like John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen who both incorporated "found sound" (like shortwave radio noises) into their work. Oswald doesn't merely "sample" but mutate, mutilate and put his own personal spin on everything from popular, jazz and classical music to radio and TV programs and commercials. Oswald describes his own home stereo system in an article he did for the Whole Earth Review [issue #57, Winter 1987]: "As a listener my own preference is the option to experiment. My listening system has a mixer instead of the one-choice-only function of a receiver; an infinitely variable-speed turntable, filters, reverse capability and a pair of ears." His Mystery Lab has been distributing tapes of his bizarre sound collages since the early 1980's, [some of which can now be found on UBUWEB] but it's probably his ill-fated Plunderphonic found-sound project that put him on the map. In 1989 Oswald put together a CD of his radical re-workings of familiar tunes by The Beatles, Igor Stravinsky, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson and many others. On Plunderphonic, Dolly's chirpy voice is slowed to the point where she sounds like an operatic tenor. The Beatles' Birthday (re-titled Birth) is presented here as a very infectious rhythm track. Although the Plunderphonic disc was distributed only to radio stations, libraries and music critics on a strict not-for-sale basis, that didn't stop the Canadian Recording Industry Association, reportedly acting at the behest of The "Bad" One, from nailing Oswald for copyright infringement (Oswald's grafting of Jackson's head onto a picture of a nude young woman's body on the cover of the CD's booklet probably didn't help matters). No sooner had a judge ordered all 300 undistributed copies of Plunderphonic destroyed (out of the 1000 he'd had pressed) when Oswald got a call from Elektra Records to do a Plunderphonic project for their 40th Anniversary. (This to me was not unlike a graffiti artist getting arrested by the police for vandalism, then being hired by the art department of the company whose building he wrote on! And I thought this sort of thing only happened to computer hackers!). The Oswald/Elektra union yielded Rubiyat/Plunderphonic, a collection of peculiar and sometimes hilarious chop-up versions of tunes by Elektra artists such as The Doors (O'Hell, a schizoid collage of the "good parts" of several familiar Doors tracks), Metallica (2Net, a break- neck-speed abridgement of their cover of Queen's Stone Cold Crazy which endlessly recapitulates the band's vocal riffs and guitar licks), and Carly Simon & Faster Pussycat (Vane), merging elements from both artists' wholly disparate versions of You're So Vain. Unfortunately Rubiyat/Plunderphonic was released only as a promotional item.

Fast-forward to 1993. The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh, a longtime fan and financial supporter of avant-garde music approached confessed non-Dead-Head Oswald for a brief collage of Dead tunes to open David Gans' nationally-syndicated radio program, The Grateful Dead Hour with. Oswald proposed doing an album-length work instead. Lesh and guardian of The Vault [the late] Dick "Dick's Picks" Latvala obliged. After about 30 eight-hour days going through 25 years' worth of tapes of Dead shows, Oswald was ready to produce for them the ultimate Dark Star.

As I mentioned, Grayfolded is a 59-minute, 59-second-long composite of at least 51 different stage performances of Dark Star from 1968 to 1993 and the inevitable jamming which accompanies them. [Since this review was written, the album has been issued as a 2-CD set clocking in at a total of roughly one hour and 45 minutes]. Many of Oswald's early Mystery Lab tapes and some of the Plunderphonic tracks sound disjointed and choppy, and given the range of performance styles and vintages he's working with here, it would seem that Grayfolded would end up that way too. But to the contrary, it is the smoothest and most seamless Plunderphonic work I've heard yet. The disc starts up with concert crowd noises and the Dead sounding as if they're warming up. It gets just a little confusing and disjointed as the music starts to get going, but only slightly more so than when The Dead jam on their own. Once the music really gets underway it's very easy to think you're listening to just another vintage Grateful Dead concert tape until you hear Jerry Garcia's obviously digitally-enhanced voice, or free-form instrumental and rhythm freak-outs which are strikingly different from the Dead's. A great deal of Grayfolded [disc 1] seems to be pieced together from late-60's/early 70's performances with bits of later shows periodically popping their heads out of the mix. Sometimes you hear instrumental breaks from different decades at the same time (there is a timeline-style listing of source recordings in the liner notes). It seems like something which should sound absolutely awful, but it comes off stunningly well; the new Dead and the old Dead play beautifully together. The number one question in your head (and mine) was how would a hardcore Dead-Head react to Grayfolded? Well, I listened to my copy for the very first time with a Dead-Head friend [hi there, Ordinary Joe!] who's caught as many shows as his time and money would allow. He was kind of curious about what it was at first, but basically he enjoyed it, as did I. The [first] disc closes with those familiar, unmistakable opening notes.

Whether you're a Dead-Head or not, Grayfolded is the ultimate "It". Tape freaks will have a marvelous time figuring out which passages come from what concerts, although Oswald does plan to publish a source tape list in the liner notes to the upcoming second volume of this series, Mirror Ashes, due out later this year. Highly recommended.

The Music Press
Summer 1995

[Note: Grayfolded was shortly afterward released as a two-disc set (subtitled Transitive Axis/Mirror Ashes) featuring an elaborate chart cataloging exactly which Dead concerts Oswald sampled for the project and where each sample appears on each of the two discs].

(To find out more about John Oswald's Mystery Tape series, go here:

Boot of the Week #2

Tangerine Dream

New York, Avery Fisher Hall, USA

Tangerine Leaves - Volume 55 - New York 1977

01: Introduction (02:17)
02: Part One (14:56)
03: Part Two (17:28)
04: Part Three (17:23)
05: Part Four (15:21)
06: Part Five (10:42)

Performed by Edgar Froese, Chris Franke and Peter Baumann.
Produced and released by the tadream discussion list (P) 2005.
Audience recording remastered by Whoopy Snorp. Special thanks to S. Behrends.
Tangerine Leaves concept and coordination by Tangerinedreamer.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Playlist for July 26, 2006

Boot of the Week:

Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
W/ Zubin Mehta & the
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Contempo 70

May 15,1970
Pauley Pavillion, Ucla
Los Angeles

Here's One Setlist I Came Across-

My Boyfriend's Back,
I'm Gonna Bust His Head
Tiny Sick Tears [edited for radio]
Call Any Vegetable (including Integrales)
Blowing Discordant Sounds*
200 Motels* (including themes from Pound For A Brown
Oh No
Little House I Used To Live In
Tuna Sandwich
Redneck Eats
World's Greatest Sinner
Holiday In Berlin
Inca Roads
Strictly Genteel
Duke Of Prunes
Who Needs The Peace Corps?
Pound For A Brown
Oh No
Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue)
King Kong* (incl. Integrales)
Plastic People
Oh No/Orange County Lumber Truck (incl. My Linda Lu)

Program sourced from audience master reel.

Here's another possible set list:

I can't vouch for the accuracy of
either of these set lists.

Tiny Tim - Sly Cigarette - Girl (Rounder)
John's Children - A Strange Affair - The Complete John's Children (Burning Airlines)
The Kennedys - And Your Bird Can Sing - Life Is Large (Varese Sarabande)
R Stevie Moore - Llynda's Birthday - Aesthetic (
DJ Me DJ You - Take Your Medication - Simplemachinesrock (Emperor Norton)
DJ Spooky - Directions - Rhythm Science (Sub Rosa)
AWB - Pick Up The Pieces - AWB (Atlantic)
Moog Cookbook - The One I Love - Moog Cookbook (Restless)

African Music Machine - Black Water Gold - Super Fly Soul (Union Square)
Tower of Power - Only So Much Oil in the Ground - Urban Renewal (WB)
Moody Scott - I Don't Dig No Phoney Pt 2 - Super Fly Soul (Union Square)
James Brown - Talkin Loud and Sayin' Nothing - Star Time (Polydor)
The Herbaliser - A Mother For Your Mind - Blow Your Headphones (Ninja Tune)
Geggy Tah - L A Lujah - Grand Opening (Luaka Bop)

Love Of Life Orchestra - Extended Niceties - Extended Niceties 12-inch (Lust-Unlust)
Staples Singers - Slippery People - 12-inch (Private-I)
Sly & The Family Stone - I Get High on You - Ten Years Too Soon (Epic)
The Love Generation - Consciousness Expansion - 7-inch (Imperial)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Playlist for July 18, 2006

Boot of the Week

Brave Combo
The Forum, Binghamton, NY
July 17, 2006
(sorry, no set list)

Randy Californis - Devil - Live at KPFK, 1972
Wire - Outdoor Miner - Chairs Missing (Pink Flag)
New York Dolls - Runnin’ Around - One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This (Roadrunner)
Fat Boy Slim - Goin’ out of My Head - Why Try Harder? (Astralwerks)
Zibra Zibra - International Allan - The End of the Lion (
Mika Miko - Jogging Song - C.Y.S.L.A.B.F. (Kill Rock Stars)
Fish Karma - Poster Child - Theory of Intelligent Design (Alternative Tentacles)
From 1st to Last - The Latest Plague - Unsound (Epitaph)
Cut Chemist - What’s the Altitude - The Audience’s Listening (Warner Bros.)
Lenny Bruce - The March of High Fidelity - Lenny Bruce (Fantasy)
Golden Arm Trio - Silverware - TGAT (
Aravan - Eel Air Camera - Aravan (GSL)
Every Move a Picture - Chemical Burns - Heart=Weapon (V2)
Jesus H. Christ - Vampire Girls - Jesus H. Christ (
John Doe - Vigilante Man - From The Best of Us (Yep Roc)

Bobby “Sofine” Butler - Cheaper Crude or No More Food (7-inch)