Thursday, March 30, 2006

Playlist for March 29th, 2006

Link of the Week

Michael Fremer graduated Cornell University in 1969. He returned last Tuesday to lecture on the advantages of vinyl versus CD’s, MP3's, etc. as part of a series of lectures at Cornell. In addition to having been a comedian among other things, he is now a high-end audiophile. He writes a blog for Ultimate AV and columns for Stereophile Magazine, and has his own blog.

Boot of the Week:

The Chicago Afrobeat Project
Live at The Haunt, Ithaca, NY
March 24, 2006

Recorded on the Bartlemuzik Ltd. Mobile Unit
Props to Rob, the sound guy!

The Soft Boys (w/Robyn Hitchcock) - Vyrna Knowl is a Headbanger - Raw Cuts (Overground)
Elvis Costello - Tokyo Storm Warning - 12" (Imp)
Modern Lovers - Rockin’ Shopping Center - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers (Berserkeley)
Belle & Sebastian - For The Price of a Cup Of Tea - The Life Pursuit (Matador)
Soledad Bros. - The Hardest Walk - The Hardest Walk (Alive)
Dauntless Elite - I Am Ninja - If It Ain’t Cheap It Ain’t Punk (Plan It X)
R. Stevie Moore - Cool Daddio - Delicate Tension (
Built to Spill - Conventional Wisdom (single Version) (WB)
Young Canadians - This is Your Life - No Escape (Sudden Death)

Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary - McCartney II (Columbia)
Janis Ian - Folk Is The New Black - Folk Is The New Black (Cooking Vinyl)
Stephen McQuillen - Has Bush Forgotten? - mp3 from
Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy Jr. - Illinoise (Asthmatic Kitty)
Paul Simon - A Simple Desultory Phillipic - Paul Simon Songbook (CBS)
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up - Curtis (Curtom)

[My apprentice took over the controls at this point for about 25 minutes]

DJ Spooky - Synthertic Fury - Synthetic Fury EP (Asphodel)
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Calvary - Happy Trails (Capitol)
Phil Manzanera - 50 Minutes Later - 50 Minutes Later (Hannibal)

Boot of the Week 2:

Roxy Music, BBC, 1973

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Playlist for March 22, 2006


The Orb

Brixton Academy, London, England


spanish castles in space
little fluffy clouds
blue room
towers of dub (cut)
star 6 & 7 8 9
close encounters
a huge evergrowing pulsating brain that rules from the center of the ultraworld (cut)

Pere Ubu - Cloud 149 - Datapanik in the Year Zero (Geffen)
Mark Stewart - Anger is Holy - Metatron (Mute)
David Bowie vs. 808 State - Sound & Vision - 12" (Tommy Boy)
Bootsy Collins - Sound Crack - Ultra Wave (Warner Bros)
Donny Hathaway - I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know - A Donny Hathaway Collection (Atlantic)
Al Kooper/Shuggie Otis - One Room Country Shack - Super Session (Columbia)
Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City - Close Up The Honky Tonks (A&M)

Frank Zappa/Captain Beefheart - Debra Kedabra/Carolina Hard Core Ecstasy - Bongo Fury (Ryko)
Negativland - Good As Gold - Helter Stupid (Seeland)
Royksopp - Poor Leno - Night Out (Astralwerks)
Spirit - Victim of Society - Spirit of 76 (Mercury)
T. Rex - 20th Century Boy - Essential T.Rex (Relativity)
Brewer & Shipley - When Everyone Comes Home - Shake Off The Demon (Kama Sutra)
Frank Zappa - Dumb All Over - Have I Offended Someone? (Ryko)
MC5 - Teenage Lust - Back in the USA (Atlantic)
Patti Smith - Radio Ethiopia, live, 1977 - French 12" (Arista)

Gong - You Can’t Kill Me - Sheffield 1974 (Mantra)
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Halliburton Breakdown - Sameness of Difference (Hyena)
Bobbi Humphrey - Smiling Faces - blue Breakbeats (Blue Note)
Hotel X - India - A Random History of the Avant Groove (SST)
Sons of Slum - Right On - Black & Proud (Trikont)

Alex Chilton - Frame For The Blues - Cliches (Ardent)
Rubinoos - The Girl - Yellow Pills Vol. 2 (Big Deal)
Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue - The Life Pursuit (Matador)
Beatles - I’ve Got A Feeling - Let It Be (Apple)
Lee Hazelwood - You Look Like a Lady - 13 (Smells Like Records)
Beach Boys - With Me Tonight - Friends (Capitol)
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill - first album (Atco)
David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome - Images (London)


Derek Bailey passed away in London, Christmas Day 2005, from his battle with motor neuron disease. One of the greatest, ever. Since the early 60s he nearly created a wholly singular take, and possibly the root, of improv music and thought. And - he could really rock, too! Hear this one if you haven't before.

London UK
04 March 1997
Purcell Room
"New Aura Series 4" concerts produced by Ed Baxter

Derek Bailey: electric guitar
The Ruins: Sasaki Hisashi: bass; Yoshida Tatsuya: drums, voice

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Playlist for March 15th, 2006

Happy Ides of March!

Special Theme:
The Return of Blind Uncle Gaspard

Boot of the Week:

Kid Koala - Scratchcratchratchatch - Out-of-print first cassette-only release
Firesign Theatre - Everything you Know Is Wrong (
(not a boot, but worth hearing again)

Sets by me are in this color
Sets by Blind Uncle Gaspard are in this color

X-Ray Spex - Plastic Bag - Germ Free Adolescents (Sanctuary)
The Vaselines - Son of a Gun - Way of the Vaselines (Sub Pop)
Red Krayola - Pig Ankle Strut - Singles (Drag City)
Bubble Puppy - Got To Reach You - Gathering of Promises (
Daniel Johnston - Devinar - Rejected Unknown (Gammon)
Saints - One Way Street - I’m Stranded (Sire)
Urge Overkill - What’s this generation Coming To - Stull EP (Touch and Go)

Meic Stevens - Rowean - Outlander (Rhino Handmade)
Walter Smith - Cat’s Got the Measles, Dog’s Got the Whooping Cough - Good For What Ails You (Old Hat)
Randy Malden - Fruit & Icebergs - Population II (Hobbit)
Jan Dukes De Grey - Mice and Rats in the Loft - Mice and Rats in the Loft (Sanctuary)
Brother Ah - Enthusiasm - More Ever Onward (Ikef)
Vipart Prengsuwan - Yok Yok (Jump Jump) - Thai Beat a Go-Go Vol. 2 (Subliminal Frequencies)
Diane Cluck - All I Bring You Is Love - Oh Vanille/Ova Nil (Important Records)

Sadistic Mika Band - Time Machine - Sadistic Mika Band (Harvest)
Big Black - Fish Fry - Songs about Fucking (Touch and Go)
Devo - Are You Experienced? - 12" (Warner Bros)
Velvet Cactus Society - 18 Times - Velvet Cactus Society (Shimmy Disc)
Lily - Doctor Martin - Psychedelic Underground Vol. 7 (Garden Of Delights)
Royksopp - Only This Moment - Royksopp’s Night Out (Astralwerks)
Calexico - Bisbee Blue - Garden Ruin (1/4 Stick)

Earth - Ever Circling Wolves - Live Hex (Archive)
Beach Boys - God Only Knows (live) - Aloha from Hawaii (boot)
Doctor and Davinchie - Gotta Man? - Run The Road 2 (Vice)
Small Faces - The journey - Gulliver’s Travels (Sanctuary)
Happy Birthday - flexi-disc from 1976
Ebony Rhythm Band - Soul Heart Transplant - Soul Heart Transplant (Stone’s Throw)
Nash Kontroll - Your Left Hand Just Exploded -Your Left Hand Just Exploded (
Incredible String Band - My Father Was a Lighthouse Keeper - Ultrasonic Studios, Long Island 1973
Comus - Song To Comus - First Utterance (Beat Goes On)
MC5 - Looking at You (pre-Elektra 7-inch) - Michigan Nuggets (boot)

O’Neil Howes - I Never Knew how Elvis Felt - O’Neil Howes Sings his Country Songs
Skinny Puppy - Knowhere - Last Rights (Capitol)
Ron Geesin - Rhythiano plonks the plug out, and we follow - Right Through (Headscope)
Acid Bath - One - Acid Bath (3-track EP)
Pulse - I’ll Cry Tomorrow - Pulse (Thimble)
The Litter - Blue Ice - Emerge (ABC)
Moondog - Rabbit Hop - Moondog (Honest John)
David Pike - Free Improvisation - Doors of Perception (Vortex)
Lydia Lunch - excerpt from Terrortory (Widowspeak)
Black Flag - You Are Not Evil - Slip It In (SST)

Merla Vasihekthou - Arostisa Manoula Mou - R. Crumb Presents Hot Women
Geeshie Wiley - Skinny Leg Blues - American Primitive Vol. 2 (Revenant)
telephone interview with audio archivist Chris King
Jimmy Johnson’s String Band - Gate To Go Through - Kentucky Mountain Music (Yazoo)
The Blue Rose Case - Tiny Pyramids - The Blue Rose Case (

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Playlist for March 8, 2006

R.I.P. Ivor Cutler
1923 - 2006,,1725211,00.html

Boot of the Week:

The Runaways
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

Gang of 4 Demos, 1977 (?)

The Clash - Guns of Brixton - London Calling (Sony)
Hellacopters - Before the Fall - Rock and Roll Is Dead (Liquor and Poker)
Young Canadians - I Hate Music - No Escape (Sudden Death)
DOA - Liar for Hire - War on 45 CD (Alternative Tentacles)

The Ophelias - Palindrome - The Ophelias (Strange Weekend Records)
Legendary Shack Shakers - No Such Thing - Pandelirium (Yep Roc)

Bloodhound Gang - Along Comes Mary - Hooray for Boobies
Killdozer - I’m Not Lisa - Uncompromising War On Art Under The Dictatorship Of The Proletariat (

Mojo Nixon - Elvis is Everywhere - Bo Day Shus (Enigma)
The Minus 5 - Leftover Life - The Minus 5 (Yep Roc)
Billy Bragg - Days Like These - International Live & Dubious (Yep Roc)
808 State - Pump - Thermo Kings (Hypnotic)
Royksopp - Remind Me - Night Out Live (Astralwerks)
Captain Beefheart - Sue Egypt - Doc at the Radar Station (Virgin)

Ivor Cutler - Great Grey Grasshopper - Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
Ivor Cutler - Go And Sit Upon The Grass - Velvet Donkey (Virgin)
Ivor Cutler - How to Make A Friend - Gruts (Rough Trade)
Robocop Kraus - You Don’t Have to Shout - They Think...(Epitaph)
Audio Bullys - Get Myself on Track - Generation (EMI)
Anthony Hamilton - Where Did It Go Wrong - Ain’t Nobody Worryin’ (Arista)

Frank Zappa as Guest DJ
November 19th 1979

Set list:
1) Gangster - The Specials
2) Jerry & The Holograms - Jerry & The Holograms
3) Let Me Take You To The Beach - FZ
4) Rangehn - Nina Hagan
5) TV Drink - The Jets
6) Tough On You - The Plastics
7) Unbeschreiblich Weiblich - Nina Hagan
8) I Live In A Car - U.K. Subs
9) Bamboozled By Love w/ News over solo - FZ
10) I Ain't Got No Heart - FZ
11) Easy Meat - FZ
12) He's The Groove - Snooky Tate
13) Catholic Girls - FZ
14) ?
15) Marry Me - Robert and Johnny
16) Summertime Blues - The Flying Lizards
17) I'm The Man - Joe Jackson
18) In Cars - Gary Numan - hourly newscast
19) Heiss - Nina Hagan
20) Outside Now excerpt w/ overdubs? - FZ
21) Money - The Flying Lizards
22) ? - Nina Hagan
23) Regyptian Strut - FZ
24) announcements/news
25) Air - Talking Heads
26) Let Me Give You Money - The Pipes
27) ?
28) I Want Sex - The Reactors
29) Smart Boys - ?
30) Stay - Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons
31) ?
32) Manish Boy - Muddy Waters
33) What Kind Of Fool - The Tams

notes: Being that this is an historical air check, the program has been left intact. Change in sound that starts during "Air" is on master. This tape is in mono probably because the original taper had bad reception.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Playlist for March 1, 2006

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