Sunday, December 27, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! December 31, 2020 and Jan 2, 2021 (WRFI) and Jan 3, 2021 (WBDY-LP)

Phish - Free - Billy Breathes (Elektra)

Spirit - Dark-Eyed Woman - Clear (Legacy)
Spirit - Red Light Roll On - 12 Dreams of Dr Sardonicus (cd reissue) (Legacy)
Procol Harum - Kaleidoscope - Procol Harum (Salvo)

Ronnie Dio & The Prophets - Gonna Make It Alone (1963) - Smash Boom Bang (Ace)
The Homeycombs - Have I The Right - It's Hard To Believe It-The Amazing World of Joe Meek (Razor & Tie)
James Gang - Tend My Garden - James Gang Rides Again (MCA)

Rolling Stones - Silver Train - Goat's Head Soup (2020 remix)(Rolling Stones)
Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire - Nilsson Schmilsson (RCA)
Jimi Hendrix - Pass It On (Straight Ahead) - Live At Berkeley (Experience Hendrix)

Frank Zappa - You Didn't Try To Call Me - Freak Out (
Matthew J. Rolin - One Day I Will Be Free (excerpt) - Matthew J. Rolin (

Eugene Chadbourne/Michael Hurley - Slurf Song - Rochester NY July 5 2005 (
The Mandrake Memorial - Part of My Dreams - 3 Part Inventions (Flashback)

Kompyootur Muhsheen - Mbrace Thee Ace - Diet Future (
Craig Leon - Donkeys Bearing Cups - Nommos (Takoma)
Adrian Sherwood & Doug Wimbish - Karma-Cola - Jukebox Buddha (Staubgold)
Jon Hassell - Pastorale Vassant - Listening to Pictures (Ndeya)

Tony Conrad With Faust - The Side of the Machine - Outside The Dream Syndicate (Superior Viaduct)

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! ANNUAL FRANK ZAPPA BIRTHDAY SPECIAL! (Happy 80th, Frank!) - December 24, 26 (WRFI) and 28th (WBDY-LP), 2020

All tracks by Frank Zappa
unless otherwise noted
(EFR = Edited For Radio)

Most if not all commercially-released titles can be found at

Call Any Vegetable (EFR) - Just Another Band From L.A.

Apostrophe - Apostrophe (Ryko)
Who Are The Brain Police - Freak Out
Dumb All Over - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 (Ryko)

Interview segment, Syracuse University, 1975 - I Like Your Shirt-Camarillo Brillo
Camarillo Brillo - Overnite Sensation
Cheap Thrills (LP MIX) - Reuben & The Jets
Burt Ward - Boy Wonder, I Love You - 7-inch (MGM)
PSA - Hi, Wanna Die? - Do It Now Foundation

Dead Girls of London - Van Morrison, vocals
San Ber'dino - The Palladium, New York, 10/28-31/1977
Honey dontcha wanna Man Like Me (EFR) - Lather (Ryko)
Uncle Meat Radio Ad
Mr. Green Genes - Uncle Meat (Ryko)
Been to Kansas City in A Minor (excerpt) - Imaginary Diseases

Big Leg Emma - Absolutely Free (CD reissue) (Ryko)
I'm The Slime - Saturday Night Live, 12-11-76
Interview segment, Syracuse University, 1975 - Lumpy Gravy, Capitol Vs Verve
Lumpy Gravy - Capitol Records Mix, 1967 (excerpt) - Lumpy Money

When The Lies So Big>Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk - Binghamton, March 17, 1988

Frank & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl - 12-inch (Barking Pumpkin)
PSA - Susie Speedfreak - Do It Now Foundation
Jeff Simmons - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up - 7-inch (Straight)
Wild Man Fischer - Circles - An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Bizarre)

Farther O'Blivion (Join the March) - Stockholm 8-21-73

Sunday, December 13, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! December 17 & 19 (WRFI) and 20 (WBDY-LP), 2020

23:00:00    4:05    James Last    Mr. Giant Man    Voodoo Party    Polydor
23:04:05    6:10    The Beatles    1967    Xmas Fan Club Records    Apple

23:10:33    4:44    Led Zeppelin    Hots On For Nowhere    Presence    Swan Song        
23:15:07    4:11    Heavy Tin    Bang Bang    Makeover    Concinnity
23:19:18    2:52    Teenage Head    Disgusteen    Teenage Head    OPM

23:23:02    3:45    John Entwhistle    My Size    Smash Your Head Against The Wall    Decca
23:26:47    2:59    Rev Fred Lane and his Disheveled Monkeybiters    Twist Leathernecks Twist    Icepick To The Moon
23:29:48    3:47    Johnny In The Basement    One Way Or Another    Chasing The Feeling

23:33:48    3:48    Gibson Bros.    Naked Party    Memphis Sol Today    Sympathy For The Record Industry
23:37:36    2:41    Flatt & Scruggs & The Foggy Mtn Boys    Down The Road    The Complete Mercury Sessions    (Mercury)
23:40:07    2:50    Bob Dylan    Went To See The Gypsy (take 2)    1970 Anthology    Columbia

23:47:21    4:45    Beach Boys    Feel Flows    Surf's Up    Reprise
23:52:21    2:53    Alex Chilton & The Cossacks    Wouldn't It Be Nice?    CBGB's, May 4, 1977    no label
23:55:14    4:13    Paul McCartney    Kreen-Akrore    McCartney    Apple

23:59:27    0:23    Brian!    Five Strata To Reach Transcendence    EEE EP

00:00:00    6:37    The Beatles    1966    Beatles Xmas Fan Club Records    Apple
00:07:37    4:09    Dubmatix (w-The Mighty Diamonds)    Give A Helping Hand    System Shakedown    Fontana
00:11:46    3:37    Dubmatix w-Eek A Mouse    Pull Up Selector    Rebel Massive    Fontana
00:15:14    3:11    Elisa Keeler (prod. by dezmond garnetto)    Mama Scott    Wave-Seed

00:19:25    17:19    ELOY    Land of No Body    Inside    Janus Records

00:36:44    3:37    Negativland    Fourth Of July (edited)    True-False    Seeland
00:40:27    12:47    Edgar Froese    NGC891    Aqua    Brain Records

00:53:04    6:56    Winds Of Change    Far East Subway Blues    Far East Subway Blues    Muse Art

(Please pardon the reporting-week playlist format. It'll be back to normal next time!)

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! December 10, 12 (WRFI) and 13 (WBDY-LP), 2020

They Might Be Giants - The Communists Have the Music - My Murdered Remains (TMBG)

The Fall - Leave The Capitol - The Collection (Castle)
Rocket From The Tombs - Final Solution - Live on WFMU June 10 2003
Mott The Hoople - Death May Be Your Santa Claus - Rock and Roll Queen (Atlantic)

George Harrisson - Apple Scruffs (early take) - The Making of All Things Must Pass (Midnight Beat)
R. Stevie Moore - I Hope That You Remember - CLACK (rsteviemoore bandcamp com)
King Crimson - Cat Food - In The Wake Of Poseidon (DGM)

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile - Electric Ladyland (Reprise)

Hawkwind - Brainstorm - Psychedelic Warlords (Cleopatra)
April March & Los Cincos - Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind - April March & Los Cincos (Sympathy For The Record Industry)

George Harrison - Party Seacombe - Wonderwall Music (Apple)
Heaven Deconstruction (Young Gods) - Under - Heaven Deconstruction (Mutant)
Eno & Cluster - Broken Head - After The Heat (Gyroscope)

SUSS - Echo Lake - Promise (Northern Spy)
The KLF - Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard - Chill Out (Wax Trax)
Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home - TSMR (Abkco)

Acid Mothers Temple with Mani Neumaier from Guru Guru - Club Goodman - Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, Feb 23, 2008

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! December 3 & 5 (WRFI), and December 6 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Joe "Pop-O-Pies" Callahan - The Slow Version (Truckin') - Joe's Second Record (Subterranean)

Lene Lovich - Cats Away - New Toy EP (Stiff)
Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures of Matchstick Men - Camper Van Beethoven (Spin Art)
R Stevie Moore - Eating Paper Drinking Ink - Live at Irving Plaza 1985 (

John Cale - Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - Seducing Down The Door (Rhino)
Jerry Jeff Walker - Ballad of the Hulk - Mr Bojangles (Atco)

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Double Chocolate Malted - It's Time For (Upside)
Longshoremen - Putra Car of the Future - Grr Huh Yeah (Subterranean)
Michael Hurley - Automatic Slim & The Fat Boys - Live at The Dock Ithaca - May 15, 2014

The Pointer Sisters - Going Down Slowly - Steppin' (Blue Thumb)
Randy California - Things Yet To Come - Kaptain Kopter & His Fabulous Twirly Birds (Edsel)

Lyn Collins - Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose - James Brown's Funky People Part 3 (Polydor)
Love of Life Orchestra - Extended Niceties & Reprise - Extended Niceties (Lust-Unlust)

Telex - Dance To The Music - Neurovision (Sire)
Frank Zappa - Disco Boy - Zoot Allures (Ryko)

John Lennon Interview, Sep. 27, 1974, WABX, Detroit

The Beatles - I Am The Walrus - Magical Mystery Tour (Capitol)
The Beatles - Dear Prudence - (The White Album) (Capitol)

Wallenstein - Stories Songs & Symphonies - Stories Songs & Symphonies (Ohr)

Samuel Prody - Hallucination - Signed & Sealed  (Acid Nightmare Records)

Monday, November 23, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! November 26 & 28 (WRFI) and 29 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Mick Farren & The Deviants - Let's Loot The Supermarket Like We Did Last Summer - This CD is Condemned (Total Energy)

Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (w-Eric Clapton) - Sticky Fingers (dlx ed) (Rolling Stones)
Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Sticky Fingers (dlx ed) (Rolling Stones)

Rolling Stones - Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (1973 Glyn Johns mix) - Goat's Head Soup (dlx ed) (Rolling Stones)
Rolling Stones - Scarlet (w-Jimmy Page) - Goat's Head Soup (dlx ed) (Rolling Stones)

Mary Lou Lord - Some Jingle-Jangle Morning - Got No Shadow (Work)
Taste - Catfish - Taste (Polydor)

Fugazi - Lockdown - 13 Songs (Dischord)
Jimi Hendrix - Peoples Peoples - Live at The Scene NY 1968

Procol Harum - Your Own Choice - Home (Esoteric)
Cream - As You Said - Wheels of Fire (Polydor)
Pretenders - Kid - The Singles (Sire)

Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert - Intro-Schwing - Moog Acid (
Can - All Gates Open - Inner Space (Spoon)

Tim Blake - Last Ride of the Boogie Child (Seasonic Free Festival 1976) - Crystal Machine (Esoteric)
Tim Blake - Passage Sur La Cite (Des Revelations) - Blake's New Jerusalem (Esoteric)

The Units - Zombo (1977) - History of the Units (Community Library)
Phew (w-Holger Czukay Jaki Liebzeit & Conny Plank) - Doze - Pass No Past (Pass)

Paul Kantner-Jefferson Starship - Let's Go Together (alt lyrics) - Blows Against The Empire (RCA)
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Pleasure Island - Pyroclastics (Cuneiform)

Plus Ultra - All Vistas Open (excerpt) - Little Horizons (Spitznagel Works)

Friday, November 20, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! November 19 & 21 (WRFI) and 22 (WBDY-LP) 2020

Steinski & The Mass Media - The Motorcade Sped On - What Does It All Mean (Illegal Art)

Parlet - Cookie Jar - Pleasure Principle (Real Gone Music)
Soul Scratch - Pacified - Pushing Fire (Colemine)
Bobby Byrd & The JBs - Doin' The Do - James Brown's Funky People Part 3 (Polydor)

Jefferson Airplane - Eskimo Blue Day - Volunteers (RCA)
Mark Stewart & Maffia - Jerusalem - Learning To Cope With Cowardice (On-U)
The Clash - Guns Of Brixton - London Calling (Deluxe Reissue) (Sony)

Can - Hunters & Collectors - Landed (Spoon)
John Cale - Jack The Ripper - Seducing Down The Door (Rhino)
John Cale - Gun - Seducing Down The Door (Rhino)

Ash Ra Tempel - Light (excerpt) - Schwingungen (Spalax)

David Bowie - Blackstar - Blackstar (ISO-Sony)
David Bowie - Life On Mars (live Boston 1972) - Aladdin Sane (deluxe ed) (EMI)

Taste - Born On The Wrong Side of Time - Taste (Polydor)
Glass Harp - Look In The Sky - Live At Carnegie Hall (Canis Major)

Mighty Baby - The Happiest Man In The Carnival - A Jug Of Love (Flash)
Robbie Krieger & Friends - Gumpopper - Robbie Krieger & Friends (World Pacific)

Gary Wilson - When You Walk Into My Dreams - You Think You Really Know Me (Motel)
Shonen Knife - Top Of The World - If I were A Carpenter (A&M)
The Doors - Break On Through - The Doors (Elektra-Rhino)
Undertones - Family Entertainment - Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
Undertones - Teenage Kicks (demo) - The Undertones-An Anthology (Salvo)

Jean-Michael Jarre - Chants Magnetiques 1 - In Concert (Dreyfus)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! November 12 & 14 (WRFI, Watkins Glen & Ithaca) and 15 (WBDY-LP, Binghamton), 2020

Ramones - Glad To See You Go (2017) - Ramones Leave Home (Sire)

Ramones - Suzy Is A Headbanger (2017) - Ramones Leave Home (Sire)
Ramones - Pinhead (40th Anniversary) - Ramones Leave Home (Sire)

Buzzcocks - 16 Again - Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
Buzzcocks - Times Up - Spiral Scratch (Document)
Flaming Lips - Charlie Manson Blues - Finally The Punk Rockers are Taking Acid (Ryko)

Black Flag - Six Pack - Damaged (SST)
Black Flag - I've Had It - Nervous Breakdown EP (SST)
Devo - Come Back Jonee - Devo Live-The Mongoloid Years (Ryko)

Dictators - Back Seat Boogie - Next Big Thing 10-inch (Real Gone)
Flaming Groovies - Shake Some Action - Shake Some Action (Sire)
Mick Farren & The Deviants - Let's Loot The Supermarket Like We Did Last Summer - This CD is Condemned (Total Energy)

Butthole Surfers - Sweat Loaf - Locust Abortion Technician (Touch & Go)
The Flock - Uranian Sircus - Dinosaur Swamps (One-Way)
David Bowie - Space Oddity (1969 demo) - Sound & Vision (Ryko)

Bevis Frond - Stoned Train Driver - Terrastock April 17 1998
Steve Fisk - One More Valley - Over & Thru The Night (K Records)

Sopwith Camel - Coke Suede & Waterbeds - The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon (Real Gone)
Merry Clayton - Steamroller - Merry Clayton (Real Gone)
Michael Mantler-Edward Gorey - The Insect God - The Hapless Child (Watt)

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Happiness Is Just Around The Bend - Live Oblivion (One-Way)
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - The Big Yin - Reinforcements (RCA)
Brian Auger & The Trinity - Ellis Island - Streetnoise (Polydor)

Isotope 217 - LUH - Utonian Automatic (Thrill Jockey)

Bataan - The Bottle (La Botella) (excerpt) - Afrofilipino (Real Gone)

Sunday, November 01, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! November 5 and 7 (WRFI) and 8 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Austin Lounge Lizards - Brain Damage - Lizard Vision (Flying Fish)

Curved Air - It Happened Today (take 9) - Air Conditioning (reissue) (Esoteric)
Boy With A Fish - Butter - I Put My Tongue On The Window (Left Ear)
If Man Is Five - Twilight Zone - sampler EP 2004

Fuzz - Time Collapse - Fuzz III (In The Red)
Dead Meadow - Heaven - Feathers (Matador)

Golgotha - Something's Moving - Old Seeds Bootleg (Radioactive)
Young Marble Giants - Wurlitzer Jukebox! - Keystone Berkeley Oct 25 1980
Tuli Kupferberg - Social Studies - No Deposit No Return (ESP)

Ramones - Judy Is a Punk (40th Anniversary Mono Mix) - Ramones (Sire)
Bob Mould Band - In A Free Land (Live in Seattle - Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy Vol 2
Moped - Bob's Song - This Is Harrisburg Not Topeka (Hate Ashbury)

King Crimson - The Devil's Triangle - In The Wake Of Poseidon (DGM)

David Byrne -  People Tell Me - Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy Vol 2
Mad Professor - Ragga Doll - Macro Dub Infection Vol 1 (Caroline)
Patti Smith - Redondo Beach CBGBs August 11, 1979

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs - Night Time - Rock 'n' Roll Cleopatra (Royalty)
Jayne County & The Electric Chairs - Max's Kansas City (radio edit) - live at Castaways Ithaca June 25 2003

April March - Stay Away From Robert Mitchum - Voo Doo Doll (Kokopop)
Lydia Lunch Retrovirus - Final Solution - The Knockout-SF-2020-02-21
Flaming Groovies - Shake Some Action - Old Waldorf SF Oct 24 1980

Yip-Yip - Munch Much Mush - In The Reptile House (
Southern Culture On The Skids - Liquored Up & Lacquered Down - The Haunt June 30 2018
Gil Scott-Heron - Racetrack In France - Berkeley Jan 16 1978

Sun Ra - Nidhamu (excerpt) - Nidhamu & Dark Myth Equation Visitation (ReR)

Thursday, October 29, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! October 29 and 31 (WRFI) and November 1 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Bob Guy (Frank Zappa) - Dear Jeepers - Cucamonga (Del-Fi)

The Meters - Look Ka Py Py - Look Ka Py Py (Sundazed)
Randy Newman - You Can Leave Your Hat On - Sail Away (Reprise)
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream - Santa Monica '72 (Griffin)

The Red Crayola - Free Form Freakout-Pink Stainless Tail - Parable of Arable Land (Radar)
Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin IV (Atlantic)
The Moontrekkers - Night of the Vampire - It's Hard To Believe It (Razor & Tie)

Austin Lounge Lizards - Jesus Loves Me (But He Can't Stand You) - Lizard Vision (Flying Fish)
Pink Floyd - Fearless - Meddle (Harvest)
Beanfield - Keep On Believing - DJ Kicks-Kruder & Dorfmeister (K7)

Bob Guy (Frank Zappa) - Letter From Jeepers - Cucamonga (Del-Fi)
Sunn 0))) - Hell-O-Ween (excerpt) - White2 (Southern Lord)

Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod - Jesus Built My Hotrod EP (Sire)
M83 - Unrecorded - Deadcities Redseas & Lostghosts (Mute)

The Minus 5 - Emperor of the Bathroom - Emperor of the Bathroom (ESD)
Roogolator - Zero Hero - Cincinnatti Fatback (Proper)

Lothar & The Hand People - Kids Are Little People - Presenting Lothar & The Hand People (One-Way)

Hubert Selby Jr - A Little Respect - Our Fathers Who Aren't In Heaven (Widowspeak)

Frank Zappa - Mr Green Genes (1969 vinyl mix) - Meat Light (
The Lounge Lizards - Big Heart - Live In Tokyo-Big Heart (Antilles)
Joe Meek - Entry of the Globbots - I Hear A New World (RPM)

OM - Flight of the Eagle (excerpt) - Conference of the Birds (Holy Mountain)

Monday, October 19, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! Special WRFI Pledge Week Edition! October 22 and 24, 2020 on WRFI, Watkins Glen, Ithaca!

WRFI is having its annual pledge drive this week! It's listeners like you that keep WRFI on the air! Please make a pledge now, at! Thank you!

Roky Erickson - You Don't Love Me Yet - Clear Night For Love EP (New Rose)

Bolex Dementia - Rock A Rocket - Hard Stuff (Mercury)
Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf - Master Of Reality (WB)

Bloodrock - Fancy Space Odyssey - Bloodrock 2 (Capitol)
Ron Asheton - Bored - Destroy All Monsters (Revenge)

Be Bop Deluxe - Panic In The World - Drastic Plastic (Harvest)
Devo - Big Mess - Oh No It's Devo (Virgin)

Frank Zappa - Voice of Cheese-9 Types of Industrial Pollution - Meat Light (
Todd Rundgren & Gary Windo - Four to One - That's The Way I Feel Now (A&M)

Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army - Armed Forces (CD reissue)  (Rhino)
Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen/Mystery Dance (Live at Hollywood High) - Armed Forces (CD reissue)  (Rhino)

Pete Hammill - A Louse Is Not A Home - The Silent Corner & The Empty Stage (Charisma)

Cold Blood - You Got Me Hummin' - Cold Blood (San Francisco)
Betty Davis - Politician Man - The Columbia Years 1968-69 (Light In The Attic)

Afro Funk - Farewell To Ibusa - Body Music (Secret Stash)
Idris Muhammad - Turn This Mutha Out - Turn This Mutha Out (Kudu)

Acid Mothers Temple - Bon Voyage au LSD - La Novia (Swordfish)

Monday, October 12, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! October 15 and 17 (WRFI, Ithaca/Watkins Glen) and 18 (WBDY-LP, Binghamton), 2020

 XTC - Science Friction - 3-D EP 12-inch (Virgin)

10CC - The Worst Band In The World - Sheet Music (UK)
10CC - I Wanna Rule The World - How Dare You (Mercury)

Devo - Here To Go (Go Mix Version by Ivan Ivan) - Here To Go 12-inch (WB)
ImpLog - On Broadway - Holland Tunnel Dive 12-inch (Lust/Unlust)

Brass Construction - Celebrate - Brass Construction III (United Artists)
Colorblind James Experience - I Hate This World Sometimes - Call Of The Wild (Death Valley)
Meat Beat Manifesto - Edge of No Control - Edge of No Control EP (Mute)

Spider John Koerner - Everybody's Going For The Money - Music Is Just A Bunch of Notes (Sweet Jane)
Electric Light Orchestra - In Old England Town (Boogie No 2) - ELO II (Legacy)
Bright Eyes - I-Rom Balance Beam - The Story Is In The Soil Keep Your Ear To The Ground (Saddle Creek)

Jan Akkerman - Revival of the Cat - Talent For Sale (Esoteric)

Yardbirds - Dazed & Confused - New York 1968
Bomb The Music Industry - Depression Is No Fun - Get Warmer (Asian Man)

St Germain - Soul Salsa Soul - Boulevard (PIAS)
Herbie Mann - Respect Yourself (live) - Hold On I'm Comin' (Atlantic)

Kompyootur Muhsheen-Teenage Algorithm - It's Incompetence - K IS 4 Kompyootur (Performing as the Crime Explosion) (

Saturday, October 03, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! October 8 & 10 (WRFI) and 11 (WBDY-LP), 2020

El Topo Sndtrk - The Hell Of The Prostituted Angels - El Topo Soundtrack (Abkco)

Parlet - Are You Dreaming - Pleasure Principle (Real Gone Music)
Monk Higgins - Straight Ahead - Extra Soul Perception (Real Gone Music)
Dr Al Jameson - Love-Honey Melting Within The Infinite-See - Nada (private pressing)

The Bonzo Dog Band - Noises For The Leg - Keynsham (Liberty)
Bamboo Trading Company - Tweet (Don't Talk Anymore) - From Kitty Hawk To Surf City (Steelsurf Records)
Big Star - Thirteen - Big Star Live (Ryko)

Kompyootur Muhsheen, Teenage Algorithm - Waiter, There Are Some Flies in My Madness! (Remastered) - K IS 4 Kompyootur (
Murderfog with special guest Overflow - 02 An Animal Drags Its Prey - Problematic Apocalypse 1 (

Mount Shrine - Underpass - Ghosts On Broken Pavement (Cryochamber)

From: Various Artists Working to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy - Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy- Volume 2

Arcade Fire feat. David Byrne - This Must Be the Place
Guided By Voices - Game Of Pricks (Live)
Dan Deacon - Rally Banner
YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND - There's No Goodbye Between Us
John Prine -Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore
David Byrne - People Tell Me

Alice Coltrane - Om Navah Sivahya - Spiritual Eternal (Real Gone Music)

The ElectroZone - Mayhem- by Human Resources and Khamieleion - Electrophile Dysfunction, Vol. 1 (

Eno-Mobius-Roedelius - The Belldog - After The Heat (Gyroscope)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! October 1, 3 (WRFI) and 4 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Henry Mancini - Experiment In Terror - All Time Greatest Hits (RCA)

Mojo Nixon & World Famous Blue Jays - Chug A Lug - 7-inch (Diesel Only)
Jonathan Richman - He Gave Us The Wine To Taste - Not So Much to Be Loved As To Love (Vapor)
King Missile - Dare To Hope (radio edit) - Failure (Shimmy Disc)

King Crimson - One More Red Nightmare - Red (DGM)
Harvey Mandel - Feel The Sound - Feel The Sound (Line)

John Hartford - Leather Britches - Areo-Plain & Morning Bugle (Real Gone Music)
John Hartford - Howard Hughes Blues - Areo-Plain & Morning Bugle (Real Gone Music)
John Hartford - Boogie - Areo-Plain & Morning Bugle (Real Gone Music)

Fred Lane and his Disheveled Monkeybiters - Little Sinner - Icepick to the Moon (
Various - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucka) - Glee, The Music Volume 3 (Columbia)
Funkadelic - Grooveallegiance - One Nation Under A Groove (Priority)

Matmos - Hinterground (remix) - Like All Men Of The Library I Have Traveled (cassette-only release)

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Trilogy - The Lost Trident Sessions (Columbia)

Azymuth - Wait for my turn - Azimuth - Deluxe Edition (
Larry Coryell - Beyond These Chilling Winds - At The Village Gate (Real Gone Music)

Laser Pace - Scatter - Granfalloon (CD Baby)
McGough & McGear - From Frink-A Day In The Life Of & Summer With Monika - McGough & McGear (Real Gone Music)

Rolling Stones - Monkey Man - Let It Bleed (Abkco)
Spirit - Aren't You Glad - Model Shop (Sundazed)

Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie (live) - That On The Road Look (Real Gone Music)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! September 24 & 26 (WRFI) and 27 (WBDY-LP), 2020

 The Specials - Gangsters - The Specials (Chrysalis)

Linton Kwesi Johnson - Stockholm April 13 2002:

Want Fi Goh Rave

Fite Dem Back 

Reggae Fi Peach

Herbie Hancock - Actual Proof - Thrust (Columbia)
Jarvis Humby - Black Cat - Assume The Position It's Jarvis Humby (Wicked Cool)

Frank Zappa - Jones Crusher - Hammersmith Odeon (
Jim Carroll Band - Somebody To Love - Aug 15 1979 Old Waldorf SF CA
Joshua Redman Elastic Band - The Crunge - Momentum (Nonesuch)

The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck - The Stone-SF CA May 13 1980
Pink Floyd - Apples & Oranges - The First Three Singles (EMI)
Bardo Pond - Before The Moon - Peace On Venus (Fire)

Steve Tibbetts - UR-Sphexes-Ten Years - Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN,  19-DEC-1987

Man Forever with So Percussion - The Clear Realization - Ryonen (Thrill Jockey)

Finite Element - Pull Up (live Nov 15 2019 Sacred Root Kava Bar, Ithaca)

Dave Douglas - Culver City Park (excerpt) - Freak In (Bluebird)

Friday, September 18, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! September 17th, 19th (WRFI) and 20th (WBDY-LP), 2020

23:00:00  4:05  James Last  Mr. Giant Man  Voodoo Party  Polydor

23:05:00  2:49  Silver Apples  Oscillations  Silver Apples  MCA

23:07:00  3:40  Silver Apples  Dust  Silver Apples  MCA
23:11:00  4:07  Silver Apples  Program  Silver Apples  MCA
23:15:00  5:57  Silver Apples  Fantasies  Contact  MCA

23:21:00  2:24  Silver Apples  Cockroach Noodle  The Garden  Bully Records
23:23:00  5:11  Silver Apples  A Pox Upon You  Contact  MCA
23:28:00  3:53  Silver Apples  I Have Known Love  Contact  MCA

23:32:00  3:09  Silver Apples  I Don't Care What The People Say  The Garden  Bully Records
23:35:00  3:19  Silver Apples  Anasazi Noodle  The Garden  Bully Records
23:38:00  3:31  Silver Apples  Mad Man Blues  The Garden  Bully Records

23:45:00  2:55  Silver Apples  Seagreen Serenades  Silver Apples  MCA
23:48:00  4:18  Silver Apples  Water  Contact  MCA
23:53:00  4:08  Silver Apples  Walkin'  The Garden  Bully Records
23:57:00  2:00  Silver Apples  Mustang Sally (excerpt)  The Garden  Bully Records

00:01:00  58:00  Simeon Coxe Live At Cornell, March 20, 2013  not on album  no label

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

SUPERLATIVE SUNDAY! Capsule reviews by Doctor B.

August 30, 2020
Capsule Reviews by Doc Bartlemania.

Dr. Hamburger

Monotonal, mesmerizing electro-noise from this Rochester, NY act, with psychoactive black-and-white and color video imagery to match.

Tungsten Lungs

Melodic, processed-sample-salted danceable electronic music emanating from a bedroom studio. Two guys, two PDJs and like the song says, a whole lotta shakin' goin' on. The man in the interesting print shirt brings the vibes while the other cracks open a can of something and dances to the music.


Saw these guys (2 women and a man, actually) perform at the Sacred Root Kava Bar in Ithaca last winter. They weren't too shabby! The band apparently takes its name from an early Kraftwerk tune. They now hail from the mountains of Northeastern PA, where they are working on among other things, their fifth album.

Steady, psych-y, slightly spacey guitar/keyboard-driven rock with synth and nicely-reverberated vocals. The keyboard player has a nice singing/warbling voice!

Without A Chord

Goes from dark, doomish but danceable electronic music to light, soothing stylings and back at the drop of a hat. Analogue and digital synth sounds with heavily-processed out-of-the-basement vocals.

Deluxe Ultra

As this one-person act's name implies, danceable beats, lovable melodies and interesting vocal samples, all of which morph and change as the performance progresses. Rock those PDJs!

Panther Smoothie

Now, this has to be the spaciest performance of the evening! Atonal synth riffs intermixed with one another with some old-fashioned oscillations thrown in for good measure! The wall of space gets heavier and denser as the set progresses. A musical smoothie, indeed! Things get considerably more chill toward the end of the set, which is no less engaging.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! September 3 & 5, 2020 (WRFI) and September 6, 2020 (WBDY-LP)

Gaudi - Dub Out Of Theremin (w-Adrian Sherwood) - 100 Years of Theremin(The Dub Chapter) (

The Johnny Lewis Trio - Cissy Strut - Wheedle's Groove (Light In The Attic)
David Byrne-Brian Eno - I Feel My Stuff - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Opal)

The Red Krayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane/Free Form Freakout - Parable of Arable Land (Charly)
Mu (Merrell Fankhauser) - Eternal Thirst - Best of Mu (Reckless)

Frank Zappa - A Pound For A Brown - Hammersmith Odeon (

Fuzz - II - Fuzz II (In The Red)

Tangerine Dream - Journey Through A Burning Brain - Electronic Meditation (Relativity)

David Borden- Easter - The Electric Sound: Music by Ithaca Electroacoustic Composers

Powers-Rolin Duo - 7-29-18 - Side A (excerpt)

Monday, August 24, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! Thursday, August 27 and Saturday, August 29, 2020 on WRFI, Ithaca/Watkins Glen, and Sunday, August 30, 2020 on WBDY-LP, Binghamton

Double Dee & Steinski - The Craps Game - The Craps Game EP
Annakonda - Wheedle's Groove - Wheedle's Groove (Light In The Attic)

Herbie Hancock - Chameleon - Head Hunters (Legacy)

Hardfloor - Dubdope - Da Damn Phreak Noise Phunk (Harthouse America)
Josh Oxford - Skrts 'N' Flats - The Electric Sound:Music by Ithaca Electroacoustic Composers
Ofra Haza - Im Nin' Alu - Yemenite Songs (Globe Style)

Jimi Hendrix - Red House - Woodstock (MCA)
Hapshash & The Coloured Coat - New Messiah Coming 1985 - Hapshash & The Coloured Coat (Repertoire)

Philip Glass - Act IV Scene III (Spaceship) > Knee Play V - Einstein On The Beach (CBS Masterworks)

Happy The Man - Don't Look To The Running Sun - Beginnings (Wayside Archive)

The Nice - Rondo 69 - Nice (Immediate)
Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations - Hot Rats (remix) (Ryko)

Moby Grape - Omaha (single version) - Vintage (Legacy)

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Capsule reviews of a recent ElectroZone show, Spasmodic Obsessions, August 22, 2020


Spasmodic Obsessions!
August 22, 2020


Electronic dance music stylings which do a great job of holding one's attention! Ghost_Slut makes good use of their tablet and their pair of PDJs to keep the beats, tunes and samples going. There's a video screen in the background showing anime.

Bent Noise

Is that "bent" as in circuit-bent? I see a see-and-say that a toaster, chockablock with dials and switches? I spot a few of what look to me like home-brew synthesizers too. And is that an ancient portable computer with an acoustic dial-up modem on it? Now on top of classic synth riffs I hear what sounds like the kind of shortwave noises we stopped hearing over shortwave radio years ago! Classic ambient technoise!

Pallid Mask

Solo project of Al Baldwin. A lot more melodic and dreamy than the previous acts if somewhat darker and more mysterious. You travel through an abstract, black-and-white world on the screen as his droney, rhythmic music reaches your ears. Reminiscent of old-school electronica. I think Klaus Schulze would approve!

Josh Oxford

"I’ll be messing with ASU’s Roland Modular [analog synth] and the Aceto Ribbon Synth. The school’s DX7 doesn’t really seem the right vibe, but that can be added too." - Josh Oxford

Josh gets off to a quick and decisive start with a wild synthesizer break, followed by his musical partner, Derek Judge's electronic flute stylings and old, old school oscillator sweeps and bleeps, straight out of 1967. Now Derek is "playing" a stainless steel mixing bowl as Josh serves up tasty synth chords. The second piece is also old-school analog synth work, with Derek chiming in through a vocoder. The third piece, played on the school's DX-7, is much more conventionally musical. His final piece, "American", is space-age twitters, bleeps and breaks while Derek accompanies him on harmonica and selected vocal samples, or is that blue plastic box in his hand a radio? (Wait a that Martin Luther King's voice?)

Modular Moose

The tangle of wires and flashing lights behind him are no doubt what inspired his performer name. His set starts with what sounds like a space vehicle cranking up its warp engines, then going to cruising speed. Eventually, the performance progresses to free-form old-school electronica with trippy drones and scattered notes with occasional heavily-processed vocals.


Off to the performer's left in the video is a light show of the kind you might have seen during a concert at the Fillmore East during the sixties. The music consists primarily of rhythmic, sequencer driven melody lines. Rhythmic space or rhythmic ambient music is what I might call it. Early Mother Mallard springs to mind.

As of this writing, the videos of these performances can be seen at

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! August 20th and 22nd (WRFI, Watkins Glen/Ithaca) and August 23rd (WBDY-LP, Binghamton)

 Van Morrison - TB Sheets - Payin' Dues (Charly)

Clear Light - She's Ready To Be Free - Clear Light (Leemoon)
The Lunachicks - Pretty Ugly - Go Kart vs The Corporate Giant (Go-Kart)
Television (with Richard Hell) - Blank Generation - Spurts (Sire)
The Units - Cannibals - History of the Units-The Early Years 1977-83 (Community Library)

Ramones - Judy Is a Punk (40th Anniversary Mono Mix) - Ramones (40th Anniversary Reissue) (Sire)
Ill Chemist - Feel Alright - BreakBeatles
Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun - Dig Your Own Hole (Astralwerks)

Ann Magnuson - Art Professor - Rock For Choice (Piece of Mind)
Fugazi - Give Me The Cure - 13 Songs (Dischord)
Lonnie Johnson - Toothache Blues Pts 1 & 2 (1928) - Steppin' On The Blues (Columbia)

Frank Zappa - Cruising For Burgers (NYC 12/29/76) - Lather Era Outtakes


The Electric Sound: Music by Ithaca Electroacoustic Composers

Bubba Crumrine- Impending Acres
Elijah Joseph Weber-Han- Nefertum

Groovy - IDOL - Groovy (Extreme)
Photek - 104 - Modus Operandi (Astralwerks)

Klaus Schultze - Mindphaser - Moondawn (SPV)

Monday, August 10, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! August 13 & 15 (WRFI) and 16 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Fapardokly (Merrell Fankhauser & Co.) - Lila - Fapardokly (Gear Fab)

Pizzicato 5 - Magic Carpet Ride - Made In USA (Matador)
Tipsy - Mr Excitement - Trip Tease-The Seductive Sounds of Tipsy (Asphodel)
Shirley Bassey - Where Do I Begin (awayTEAM remix) - The Remix Album-Diamonds Are Forever (Nettwerk)

Parliament - Bop Gun - Funkentelechy & The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca)
Tim Hardin - Soft Summer Breeze - Bird On A Wire (Columbia)
CSN&Y - Almost Cut My Hair - Deja Vu (Atlantic)

Amon Duul II - Phallus Dei - Phallus Dei (Gammarock)

From Wave~Seed:

Elijah Weber-Han - Quisolation
Josh OXford - Curves for Synth
Kenya Kanazawa - Untitled 1
Peter Fonda - Lightsaber (non-canon mix)
Tender Cruncher - you and your sister (Chris Bell)
Bubba Crumrine - Coin


The Mississippi Sheiks - The New Stop & Listen - The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records Vol 2 (Third Man)
Cream - Train Time - Wheels of Fire (Polydor)
PHEW w/Holger Czukay & Jaki Liebzeit & Conny Plank - Signal - Phew (Pass Records)

Naked Noise 10, CSMA, April 2019, set 2, EXCERPT

Monday, August 03, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! August 6th and 8th (WRFI, Ithaca & Watkins Glen) and 9th (WBDY-LP, Binghamton), 2020

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (take 9) - Abbey Road (2019 remix)(Apple)

Flaming Groovies - Shake Some Action - Shake Some Action (Sire)
Butthole Surfers - Bong Song - Widowermaker EP (Touch & Go)
Punch Drunk Monkeys - Donuts - Cruel & Unusual (MPress)

Buzzcocks - Friends of Mine - Spiral Scratch EP (Document)
Arthur Brown - Time-Confusion - Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Esoteric)
Samuel Prody - Hallucination - Signed & Sealed  (Acid Nightmare Records)

Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) - Totalitarian State - Cash Cow (ESD)
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business (Deerhoof's Remix) - Singles and Sessions 1979-81 (
Frank Zappa - Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy - El Paso Texas May 23 1975

Flying Luttenbachers - The Void Part 5 - The Void (ugEXPLODE)

The Fugs - Leprechaun - It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest! (Reprise)

Bauhaus - Terror Couple Kill Colonel - The BBC Sessions (RCA)
Ike Yard - Night After Night - 1980-82 Collected (Acute)
Randy California - I Don't Want Nobody - Kapt Kopter & His Fabulous Twirlybirds (Edsel)

James Brown - The Payback - The Payback (Polydor)
DJ 4am w Sleepover Disaster - Sorry Wrong Number - Sex, Darwinism & The Jungles of Hades (Nightmare Soul)

Ron Geesin - Hiding Haul Of Voices Hail - Right Through (Headscope)
Ron Geesin & Roger Waters - Mrs Throat Goes Walking - Music From The Body (Restless Retro)
Suzanne Ciani - Token Spokes Part One - Flowers Of Evil (
Mount Shrine - Earth Bridge - Shortwave Ruins (Cryochamber)

High Places - Von Cramm Hall, Cornell, Mar 10 2007 (excerpt)
Suns of Arqua - 83 Struggle - Suns of Arqa Live With Prince Far-I (Arka Sound)

Ken Nordine - Maroon - Colors (Asphodel)

Monday, July 27, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! - July 30 & August 1 (WRFI) and August 2 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Peter Green - End Of The Game - End Of The Game (Reprise)

Amon Duul II - Jail House Frog - Wolf City (SPV)
James Gang - I Don't Have The Time - Yer Album (MCA)
James Gang - The Bomber - James Gang Rides Again (MCA)

Incredible Bongo Band - In A Gadda Da Vida - Bongo Rock (Strut)
Dub Syndicate - Yes It's Bless - Acres of Space (EFA)

The Kinks - Love Me Till The Sun Shines/Harry Rag - Kinks BBC Sessions 1964-1977 (Sanctuary)
John Cale - Macbeth - Paris 1919 (WB)

Camper Van Beethoven - Cowboys From Hollywood (orig version) - Telephone Free Landslide Victory (Spin Art)
The Fugs - When The Mode Of The Music Changes - It Crawled Into My Hand Honest (Reprise)
Rudy Ray Moore - The Buggy Ride - Scratch That Itch (Vampisoul)

The Avalanches - A Different Feeling - Since I Left You (Modular)

Space Mix: List of Ingredients

Shri Ramamurti - Cosmic Meditation (album)
Mickey Hart-Airto-Flora Purim - The Gates of Dafos - Dafos (Ryko)
Bent Spoon Trio - Dinosaur - Lost In A Chinese Attic (BIM)
CAN - Sunshine Day & Night - Saw Delight (Mute)
Firesign Theater - W C Fields Forever (excerpt) - Waiting For The Electrician or Someone Like Him (MFSL)
Tonto's Expanding Headband - Riversong - Zero Time (Atlantic)
George Harrison - Under The Mersey Wall (excerpts) - Electronic Sounds (Apple)
Acid Mothers Temple - Cometary Orbital Drive - Mercury Lounge, New York, April 5 2016

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Announcement and Overview: Strange Oscillations With Mister E.

Strange Oscillations
WRFI 7-26-2020 - 5-6PM
with Mr. E.

Interview With Ithaca area musician and filmmaker Lexie Charlotte Moth Karmen Turner.

She talked about her latest albums (plural) and their imminent release dates, noise music, sound gear, tin cans, theology, ugly, hateful people, and her creative process among many other things.

See her web site at

Program repeats tomorrow (Monday, july 27, 2020) at 10PM on WRFI (88.1Mhz in Ithaca, 91.9Mhz in Watkins Glen). Also, online archive at

Monday, July 20, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! July 23, 25 (WRFI) and 26 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Stonepillow - There's Good News Tonight - Eleazar's Circus (London)

Neil Young - Computer Age - Trans (Geffen)
Stag Hare - Cortez The Killer - A Fundamental Experiment (

Joe Jackson - Do The Instant Mash - Look Sharp (A&M)
Electric Prunes - The Great Banana Hoax - Underground (Reprise)

Jefferson Airplane - Two Heads-Won't You Try - After Bathing At Baxter's (RCA)

James Gang - You're Gonna Need Me - James Gang Live In Concert (ABC)
Flying Lizards - An Age-Steam Away - Fourth Wall (Virgin)
Omnivore -Toast - Rounds (
Michael William Gilbert - Unwinding - Moving Pictures (Gibex)

Azymuth  - Morning (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix) - Azimuth (Deluxe Edition) (
Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell - Virus B - Radioaxiom (Palm)

Kid Koala - Scratchcratchratchatch Part 2 (excerpt) (
Melvin Jackson - Funky Skull - Funky Skull (Dusty Groove)

RJD2 - Uprock - In Rare Form (Bustown Pride)
Rolling Stones - Gomper - Their Satanic Majesties Request (Abkco)

Lenny Bruce - Arthur Godfrey Show -April 18 1949 - Arthur Godfrey & His Talent Scouts (Radiola)
Fred Lane and his Disheveled Monkeybiters - Cinderblock Man - Icepick to the Moon (

Mandrake Memorial - Sunday Noon - The Mandrake Memorial (Poppy)
King Missile - Cheesecake Truck - Mystical Shit (Shimmy Disc)

Kinks - Last Of The Steam-Powered Trains - Village Green Preservation Society (CD Reissue) (Castle)
Kinks - Days - Village Green Preservation Society (CD Reissue) (Castle)

Raglani - Impossible Love - Web of Light (Kvist)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! July 16th and 18th (WRFI) and 19th (WBDY-LP), 2020

Jimi Hendrix - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window - BBC Sessions (MCA)

Joejo (w/Johnny Dowd) - Angel Of Mercy - Cowpunk From Wilseyville (I-Town)
The Units - Cannibals - History of the Units-The Early Years 1977-83 (Community Library)
Gentle Giant - Way Of Life - In A Glass House (DRT)

Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures of Matchstick Men - Camper Van Beethoven (Spin Art)
Curved Air - Vivaldi (BBC Live 1970) - Air Conditioning(CD reissue) (Esoteric)

Butthole Surfers - Helicopter - Widowermaker EP (Touch & Go)
CAN - Soup - Ege Bamyasi (Spoon)

DJ Me DJ You - Take Your Medication - Simplemachinesrock (Emperor Norton)
Fetish Lane - Peace Of Mind - Time - (

Faust - Why Don't You Eat Carrots>Meadow Meal - Faust & So Far (Collectors Choice)

Mick Farren & The Deviants - Deviation Street - Ptooff (Alive)

Procol Harum - Whaling Stories - Home (Esoteric)
John Cale & Terry Riley - Ides Of March - Church Of Anthrax (Wounded Bird)

Captain Beefheart - Mirror Man - The Mirror Man Sessions (Buddha)

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Review: Sonic Realisms, July 11, 2020 - 6PM - 10PM

Sonic Realisms, July 11, 2020 - 6PM - 10PM
Videos available at:

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Inanimate Sound

From the profile: "Tara Escudero - Multi-instrumentalist, bowed saw and voice Robert Frisk - Percussionist"

First thing I saw was the performer (Robert) starting a reel-to-reel tape recorder. (ElectroZone said that Inanimate Sound is normally a two person act. Today Tara's [bowed-saw] part is performed by tape.) Robert plays the cymbals with two bows. Eerie. A bit sitar-like in places. Robert also plays xylophone and bowed vibes.

Human Resources
     (Search for "Human Resources Ithaca" on Google or Soundcloud)

From the profile: "Human Resources are Andrew Paine (laptop) and Matthew Grigorov (guitar and electronics) Two guys who have been improvising music together for ten years. The hypnotic sounds create journeys through vast landscapes of space and time."

Very spacey guitar, synth and samples sound piece. Nice steady electronic drum & perc beat to go along with the lovely guitar licks and synth drones. Starts off nice and mellow, then picks up the tempo about halfway through.


The 1943 surrealist film "Meshes In The Afternoon" plus another surrealist film with a medieval theme (this one in color) with Staticer's sweet, glowing ambient music in place of the original soundtracks. I think I like these versions better!

Bobby Pharaoh

From the profile: "Bobby Pharaoh is an artist, currently residing in Philadelphia, who partakes in low fidelity audio/visual experimentation. Pharaoh uses a dissociative combination of feedback loops, minimal synthesis techniques, and modified antiquated hardware to create an overstimulating consecution of synesthetic distortions."

His music is a lot more sit-up-and-take-notice than the ambient music of the previous two acts. Very buzzy, very aggressive. Very basic, intense, and crude but engaging visuals. One listener called it "arcadecore".

Nick Fagnilli

From the profile: "Nick Fagnilli is a composer, producer and synthesist in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from Ithaca College with his Composition degree, Nick is starting out in a new city with his girlfriend and trying to find his way as a young adult and as a composer. He has spent his time in quarantine listening to records and reading scores, and he is excited to perform on his synthesizers for the first time in a long while."

Back to ambient spacey goodness. Looks like at least some of his synths are home-built. Could be wrong about that. Lots of wires and lights on one of them. Two keyboards that I can see on-screen. Music sounds more like a loose guitar performance than electronica. That, or the soundtrack to an imaginary sixties sci-fi movie. Some of it is punctuated by what sounds like firecrackers going off.

Grant Bouvier

From the profile:"Grant Bouvier is a sound and video artist, technologist, and educator based out of Philadelphia . His art and research typically deals with topics in DIY electronic music, instrument design, dead media formats, and glitch art as well as the sonic aesthetics of postdigitalism, hauntology, minimalism, and lost futurism. His favorite thing to do is to find lo-fi solutions to hi-fi problems, and he thinks its always best to build it (or break it) yourself."

More traditional seventies-style drone-tronica a la early Kraftwerk. Colorized scope traces on-screen with the music.

Billy Jackass 

From the profile: "the_electrozone: Billy Jackass is an Anishinaabe intergenerational place-bound historical construct dealing industrial ASMR on Cayuga territory. The duo is comprised of Shaawano and Cleo Keahna Warrior, both writers and multi-instrumentalists who promote survivance through voice and machine."

Industrial ASMR is right. Starts out with feather-light drones and indistinct but very present voices in the background. Things get buzzy after a few minutes, more in the mold of traditional electronica. Electronic noises and tape-manipulated voices enter the mix. At one point, Cleo reads a poem. What's that I see? An electric wooden flute? Fits the mix smartly as do Cleo's sampled electronic organ breaks and Shaawano's heavily-processed guitar notes.

Monday, July 06, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! July 9 & 11 (WRFI) and 12 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Amy Rigby - Dancing with Joey Ramone - Little Fugitive (
Ramones - I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement - Ramones (40th Anniversary Mono Mix) (Sire)

Mojo Nixon & World Famous Blue Jays - UFOs Big Rigs & BBQ - 7-inch (Diesel Only)
The 101ers - Keys To Your Heart - Fool's Gold (Chiswick)
Beatles - Old Brown Shoe - The Beatles Again (Hey Jude) (Capitol)

The Beatles - Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me & My Monkey - The Beatles (White Album) (Apple)
The Beatles - Why Don't We Do It In The Road - The Beatles (White Album) (Apple)
Captain Beefheart - Moonchild - The Legendary A&M Sessions (Edsel)

Public Image Ltd - Public Image - First Issue (Virgin)
The Waitresses - The Comb - AKRON Sampler (Stiff)
The Vores - Amazing Offer - From The City That Brought You Absolutely Nothing (Out-Of-Print Records)

Nancy Tucker - Don't Needle Me - A  Little Stronger (Collie Flower)
Michael Hurley & Rebby Sharp - Wildgeeses- 7-inch (SOL)
Wild Man Fischer - Merry Go Round - An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Bizarre)

Snakefinger - Kill The Great Raven - Boarding House SF CA Dec 3 1979
Russell Steinberg & Mike Brydalski - Watch Dub - Airwaves (BCMK)
Girls In The Nose - Funky Slide - Girls In The Nose (cassette)
Jan Akkerman - Bags Groove - Talent for Sale (Esoteric)

Bob Suber - Exile-Fear - The Arf Arf Contemporary Music Sampler Vol 1 (Arf Arf)
Suicide - Rocket USA (demo) - Max's Kansas City 1976 (Ram)
The Fugs - Four_Minutes_To_Twelve - Belle Of Avenue A (Reprise)

Frank Zappa - Bebop Tango Dance Contest Waterloo Canada Oct 18 1973

Drekka - Tonal 2 - Collected Works Volume 1 (
Eric Ross - Etude for Electric Piano & Synthesizer - Electronic Etudes (Op 18)-Songs For Synthesized Soprano (Op 19) (Doria)

Holger Czukay - Hollywood Symphony - Movies (Spoon)

Ager Sonus - Deciphering Hieroglyphs - Necropolis (

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! Thursday, July 2, Saturday, July 4 (WRFI) and Sunday, July 5 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Negativland - Our National Anthem - Free (Seeland)

Ramones - I Don't Wanna Walk Around with You - Ramones (40th Anniversary Mono Mix) (Sire)
If Man Is Five - Azraela - free sampler EP (
Robin Trower - Twice Removed From Yesterday - Twice Removed From Yesterday (Chrysalis)

Blondie - Contact In Red Square - Plastic Letters (Chrysalis)
Times Five - Is Your Radio Active? - 415 Music (415 Records)
The Fugs - Crystal Liaison - Electromagnetic Steamboat (Rhino)

Rod McKuen - Everybody's Rich But Us - Rod McKuen At Carnegie Hall (WB)
Buzzo's Bandits & Friends - Iggue-Figgue - Take A Chance (private label)
The Groundhogs - Still A Fool - Scratching The Surface (World Pacific)

Kraftwerk - Les Mannequins (Showroom Dummies in French) - 12-inch (Capitol)
Boy With A Fish - I Put My Tongue On The Window - I Put My Tongue On The Window (Left Ear)
Uriah Heep - Seven Stars - Sweet Freedom (WB)

Matthew Ryals - Three Musicians - We Could Make The Ride Better for Everyone (Behind Glass Records)

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Help I'm A Rock - Part One (Reprise)
Frank Zappa - Call Any Vegetable - JABFLA (

Jona Lewie - God Bless Whoever Made You - On The Other Hand There's A Fist (Stiff)
Budgie - Zoom Club - Best of Budgie (MCA)
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream - Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia)

Sopwith Camel - Dancin' Wizard - The Miraculous Hump Returns from the Moon (Reprise)
Glen Phillips Band - Arlo - Elevator (SST)
Ruptured World - The Bright Communion of Primal Energies - Exoplanetary (

Mighty Baby - A Blanket In My Muesli - Revelations (Akarma)

Sunday, June 21, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! June 25 & 27 (WRFI), and June 28, 2020 (WBDY-LP)

Human League - Dignity of Labour Part 2 - Dignity of Labour EP (Fast)
Magma - Soiloi & KMX-E XII Opus 3 - Inedits (Tapioca)
Bernie Worrell - Insurance Man For The Funk - All The Woo In The World (Arista)
Mick Abrahams - Greyhound Bus - El Pea (Island)
Minnesoda - Shop Talk - Minnesoda (Capitol)
Lee Hazlewood - The Railroad - Trouble Is A Lonesome Town (LHI)
Jimmy Cliff - Can't Stop Worrying Can't Stop Loving - El Pea (Island)
Bronco - Sudden Street - El Pea (Island)

Strider - Get Ready - Exposed (WB)
Glass Eye - Glass Eye - Marlo EP (Glass Eye)
Procol Harum - Whisky Train - Home (Esoteric)
Acid Mothers Temple - Pink Lady Lemonade with IAO Chant - Mercury Lounge April 5 2016
Tim Blake - From Outer Space - Blake's New Jerusalem (CD Reissue) (Esoteric)

Monday, June 15, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! Playlist for June 18th and 20th (WRFI) and 21st (WBDY-LP)

Yes, it's that silly quarterly-reporting-format playlist again. Worry not, we shall be back to normal next week!

23:00:00  4:05  James Last - Mr. Giant Man - Voodoo Party (Polydor)
23:04:05  4:40  Pulsallama  The Devil Lives In My Husband's Body  12-inch  Y Records

23:09:45  6:13  Funkadelic  I'll Bet You  Funkadelic  Westbound
23:15:00  5:17  Jean-Jacques Perrey  The Groovy Leprechauns  At Home With The Groovebox  Grand Royal

23:21:17  3:43  The Fall  Popcorn Double Feature  Extricate  Cog Sinister
23:25:43  4:15  The Horseflies  I Need A Plastic Bag (To Keep My Brains In)  Gravity Dance  Rounder
23:29:01  5:36  Talking Heads   Making Flippy Floppy-Binghamton 1983  not on album  no label

23:35:05  4:38  Deep Purple  And The Address  Shades of Deep Purple  Spitfire
23:39:03  5:30  Samuel Prody  Hallucination  Signed & Sealed  Acid Nightmare Records

23:41:15  3:48  Future Bible Heroes  Death Opened A Boutique  Memories of Love Eternal Youth & Partygoing  Merge
23:45:01  5:28  Aztec Camera  Jump  Backwards & Forwards (10-inch)  Sire

23:55:28  4:00  Velvet Underground  Guess I'm Falling In Love (live)  Peel Slowly & See  Polydor

00:00:30  6:15  Holger Czukay  Der Osten Ist Rot  Der Osten Ist Rot  Virgin
00:06:45  6:34  Richard Heyman & Walter Sear  Goin' Out Of My Head  Electronic Evolutions  Command

00:14:09  2:59  Gregory Isaacs  Public Eyes (dub)  Back To Mine-Underworld  Back Records
00:17:02  8:17  Juju  Nia  Chapter Two-Nia  Black Fire Records
00:25:02  4:33  Skip Heller  Goin' Back To Cali  Career Suicide  Dionysus

00:31:02  3:28  Death By Chocolate  The Land Of Chocolate  Death By Chocolate  Jetset
00:34:28  2:35  High Places  Sandy Feat  Hello High Places  private label
00:37:00  4:54  Thirty Days Out  Survival  Thirty Days Out  Reprise

00:43:00  3:53  Michael Hurley  The Revenant  Wolf Ways  Koch
00:46:53  3:10  Jolliver Arkansaw  Grey Afternoon  Home  Bell Records
00:50:00  9:00  CAN  Peking O  Tago Mago  Spoon Records

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Review: Secret Synth Society - Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Secret Synth Society
Tuesday June 9, 2020

Virtual Synth II Featuring: Pettiecord, Kompyootur Muhsheen: Teenage Algorithm, Pam the Webivore, & Sloopygoop

You can send donations to @SecretSynthSociety on venmo. All proceeds go to performers.

Kompyootur Muhsheen: Teenage Algorithm (Elijah Joseph Weber-Han) (Ithaca, NY)

Processed (synthesized?) vocals at the beginning. Sounds like a newscast taken from today's headlines. Segues into a storm of synthesized sounds. The vocals change character as the music becomes more complex and intense. (Wait a minute. Isn't that the voice of the president in the mix?) The music becomes progressively more abstract, vocals less identifiable, less intelligible. An intense, reverberant sonic rabbit hole.

Pettiecord (Brooklyn, NY)

Pleasantly simple synth tones and licks accompanied by complex and colorful, sometimes Rube-Goldbergish falling-domino installations by Hevesh5. (

Pam The Webivore

This tune (which I believe is called Tidal Cycles) starts out as two subtle but distinct rhythm lines with a simple tone way back in the mix. The music builds up layer by layer. Tones. Rhythms. Bird calls? This is definitely music that's meant to be danced to. But not just yet. The music hasn't been allowed to develop fully yet. What's that, a processed tabla? Now we're into sampled and processed glockenspiel notes mixed with electronic rhythm, bird calls and baby noises. Now there are 808-style rhythm machine breaks and synth notes. All the while, we see the performer's computer screen as she changes commands in order to change the sound during the performance.

Sloopygoop        ,, 

"Awesome tunes from old Game Boys". He has at least three on a music stand behind him. I think he also has two more in front of him. His singing voice, kind of reminiscent of Daniel Johnston, isn't too bad either. Splendid chiptune pop. Straight-ahead 8-bit rockin'! The mannequin with the light-up head is a nice extra touch, especially when it contributes backing vocals!

Monday, June 08, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! June 11 (WRFI) and June 14 (WBDY-LP) 2020

Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) - Totalitarian State - Cash Cow (ESD)

Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A-Comin' - BBC Sessions (MCA)
Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke (alt mix) - Up For The Down Stroke (Mercury)
Malone-Barnes & Spontaneous Simplicity - Road Man (1977) - Freedom Serenade -  (Humpin' Int'l Records)
Sugar Billy Garner - I Got Some - Super Funk 4 (BGP)

Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert - Ye Olde Beatbox - Moog Acid (lorecordings)
Hal Blaine - Bang Bang Rhythm - Drums Drums A Go Go (cd reissue) (Varese Vintage)
The New Jersey Queens & Friends - Party & Don't Worry 'Bout It - Super Funk 4 (BGP)

David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) - The Next Day (Columbia)
Nazz - Meridian Leeward - Open Our Eyes (Sanctuary)
Nazz - Under The Ice - Open Our Eyes (Sanctuary)
Gentle Giant - The Runaway (Dusseldorf Germany 1976) - In A Glass House (DRT)

Phish - Chalk Dust Torture - A Live One (Elektra)
Be Bop Deluxe - Shine - Sunburst Finish (CD reissue) (Harvest)

Bonnie Raitt & Lowell George - A Apolitical Blues - Ultrasonic Studios (WLIR) October 17 1972
Talking Heads - Slippery People - SPAC 8-3-83
The Undertones - The Love Parade - The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)

Pete Banks - Clues - Self-Contained (One-Way)
Prism - Evolution - Prism (Dare 2)

The Soft Machine - Esther's Nose Job - Live At The Proms 1970 (Reckless)

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! June 4 (WRFI), June 6 (WRFI and June 7 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Inertia - the screen (1980) - 7-inch (Inertial)

Big Mean Sound Machine - March of the Machine - Ouroboros (
The Boredoms - Jungle Taitei (Laughter Robot's Hemp Mix by Yann Tomita) - Super Roots 8 (Vice)

Joy Division - She's Lost Control - Complete BBC Recordings (Fuel 2000)
Cabaret Voltaire - Ride Baby Ride - Cash Cow (ESD)
Omnivore - Happening - Rounds (

The Poet Schwartz - Diesel Cat Drives The Executive Cheese Wagon - Six of a Continuum Series (private Label)
Bardo Pond - Night of Frogs - On The Ellipse (ATP)
Prince - Le Grind - The Black Album (WB)

Fapardokly (Merrell Fankhauser) - The Music Scene - Fapardokly (Gear Fab)
The Beatles - If I Needed Someone - Nippon Budokan Hall Tokyo July 2 1966
Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) - Totalitarian State - Cash Cow (ESD)

Explosions In The Sky - live, 2010-09-04
Todd Rundgren - Fascist Christ - No World Order (Forward)

Monday, May 25, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! Playlist for May 28 (WRFI, Watkins Glen/Ithaca) and May 31 (WBDY-LP, Binghamton)

HAIR - The Air - Orig B'Way Cast 1967 (RCA)

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive - Piper at the Gates Of Dawn (Capitol)
Pink Floyd - Up The Khyber - More (sndtrk) (Capitol)
Tangerine Dream - Cold Smoke-Ashes to Ashes - Electronic Meditation (Relativity)
The Red Krayola - Free-Form Freakout/War Sucks - Parable of Arable Land (Spalax)

Velvet Underground - The Murder Mystery - Peel Slowly & See (Polydor)
Matotumba - Quienes Somos - Un Camino Un Ojo (
Negativland - Time Zones - Escape From Noise (SST)
Philip Glass - River Run - North Star (Virgin)

Darsombra - Transmission - Transmission (

Ruckzuck - Sound Proof - Safe 'n' Sound (
Lee Ranaldo & The Dust - The Rising Tide - Last Night On Earth (Matador)

Sunday, May 24, 2020

REVIEW: The ElectroZone - Machines In Your Screen - Friday, May 22, 2020, 9PM

The ElectroZone
Machines In Your Screen
Friday, May 22, 2020, 9PM

Donations for each show of US$10.00 can (and should) be made at and

Andrei Jay

Kind of a retro feel to this performance. A simple drone, followed by some harmonizing drones. All the while, what looks like a stylized oscilloscope trace graces the screen on a black background. More analogue-synth-sounding tones enter the mix and influence the display. Eventually, color is added. The display and the music become more abstract. Or should I say trippy?


Performance begins with a short poem. And a pleasing color wave display. The music starts with a repeating figure with other musical sound bites mixed into it. (The program code for the sound and the video display is visible on-screen too!) At times the music becomes very simple, down to simple tones and a beat. More of the performer's poetry is mixed in. The visual display continues for a few minutes after the music has stopped, the last poem recited. Wait, there's more music? Actually, just a beat and a simple tone. What's he going to put into the mix this time?


The white metal box on the screen festooned with knobs and with wires crisscrossing it promises more of a traditional analogue synth sound. And that's just what our man here delivers! A bit more free-form and EDM-like than any of the familiar electronic acts from the past, but he does get melodic in places. Think um...Buchla with a touch of Moog. Along with images of the artist hard at work, in one corner of the screen hovers a virtual yellow-jacket. (Hell of a mascot. Those things are a nuisance in real life!) You can watch close-ups of the performer operating his machines. You can tell that he's really into it too!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Here's a review I wrote for a great show that I saw 11 years ago.

I'd only heard a few of Acid Mothers Temple's recordings before I saw them last April [2009] in Philadelphia. One of them was a seven-inch which sounded much to me like the output of any number of Japanoise bands, such as The Boredoms or The Machine Gun TV. Another was a live recording from 2004 which had them sounding like Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd jamming with Blue Cheer with members of Pere Ubu sitting in. This turned out to be merely a fraction of a fraction of the output of this extremely prolific Japanese psychedelic-rock band One day while I was in Philadelphia visiting friends, I heard on the radio that Acid Mothers Temple's 2009 North American tour would bring them to a club in Philadelphia called Johnny Brenda's. So I decided to make the trip and check them out.

Johnny Brenda's has two levels. The first is a typical bar/restaurant, pool table next to the bar, tables in the back. The second level, the performance space, well, it's actually two levels. You go up a narrow staircase and arrive in what looks like a 1960's recreation room. That's where AMT and the opening act, Sonic Suicide Squad were selling their vinyls and CDs. Go a bit further, past the end of the bar and you're on an intimate (read:small) dance floor in front of the stage, itself an elegantly-appointed number with a backdrop of lights and reflective beads. Across from the stage is a staircase which takes you upstairs to yet another bar, and the balcony. This is the vantage point from which I watched and photographed the show (photos here).

The only clues we got that the main event was on was the wail of a lone, rising, then falling synthesizer note. Next came the microphone-check-like vocalizations of the band's bass player in front of the first tune of the evening, Are We Experimental? A sing-songish “Philly...Philly...Phillllllyyyyyyy!” is how he saluted the city which hosted them that evening. Immediately, the band broke into free-form freak-out mode, slipping into Sabbath-ish stoner-dirge-rock mode, then cranking up to speed-freak tempo before ending the piece.

In the middle of the whole thing, between numbers, the bass player asked the audience jokingly if former baseball manager and Phillies team member Pete Rose was still playing. That got a few laughs before the band launched into still another high-wattage jam. I must say, these guys sure learned a lot from their apprenticeship with Gong (whom they shared a stage with in 2003). At times I could almost picture Daevid, Gilli and the rest of the Gong crew on the stage with them. AMT have described their music as “extreme trip music”. Loud and fast rave-ups were punctuated by slow, languid stoner-blues with a Japanese-language speed-freak rap/poem in the middle of it all, followed by a distant, dream-like trip-to-the-center-of-the-power-spot drone, powered by the wail of an e-bowed guitar. The show was unusually long, clocking in at just under two hours.

There were many flavors in this mix. Permit me to drop some names - Hendrix from his Band of Gypsies period, Paranoid-era Sabbath, Jefferson Airplane circa ...Baxter's or Crown of Creation, (dare I say it?) The Grateful Dead in full Dark Star mode or Can's Soon Over Babaluma. But flavors are just what they are. AMT is no way a cover band or a nostalgia act. Youthful headbanger, aging acid-head and all in between are welcome in the presence of Acid Mothers Temple.

Wanna hear some live Acid Mothers Temple for yourself? For free?

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! May 21 (WRFI) and 24 (WBDY-LP), 2020

R Stevie Moore - I Wish I Could Sing - Live at Irving Plaza 1985 (

Saint Booty - Afro-D - Saint Booty (cassette)(
Bootsy Collins - Mirrors Tell Lies (w-Hendrix) - The Funk Capital of the World (Mascot)
Esquerita - Esquerita & The Voola - Esquerita (Capitol)
James Chance & The Contortions - Sophisticated Cancer - Live In NY (ROIR)

Moe Tucker - Crackin' Up - Dogs Under Stress (Ichiban)
Spirit - All The Same - Boston Tea Party-Spring 1970 (
Ivor Cutler - Life In A Scotch Sitting Room Vol 2 Ep 15 - Peel Session (
Sopwith Camel - Hello Hello - Studio Outtakes, 1966
The Beatles - I've Got A Feeling - Let It Be (Capitol)

The B-52s - Planet Clare - The B-52s (WB)

United Future Organization - United Future Airlines - No Sound Is Too Taboo (Brownswood)
Harpers Bizarre - Witchi-Tai-To - Feelin' Groovy-The Best Of Harpers Bizarre  (WB)
Iris DeMent - Makin' My Way Home - Sing The Delta (

Pink Floyd - One of These Days - Demo, 1971
Crescent - There Is No Matter - Electronic Sound Constructions (Atavistic)

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Dream - Felt Forum March 16 1973

Arthur Jarvinen-The California Ear Unit - Murphy-Nights - Edible Black Ink (OO Discs)

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Weird Music - ElectroZone - Friday, May 15th, 2020

Weird Music
ElectroZone, Friday, May 15, 2020

Live feed and archives -

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6runge5ong     @GrungeArt

This Mexican solo act swings between danceable Kraftwerk-esque electronica and what sound to me like slightly spaced-out versions of old pop standards.

Tara & Bobby (Inanimate Sounds)

He does Floydian cymbal work (think "More" or "Ummagumma"), far-out drumming, percussion, and bowed or hammered vibes. She accompanies him on a spooky bowed musical saw. Gaps appear to be filled in by feedback and synthesis. Noise is added at critical points.

Sandy Ewen -

Heavily processed electric guitar, played with a stick, an e-bow, anything but a pick. Sounds more like a synth or oscillator than a guitar. High-frequency drones, reminiscent of bells or wind chimes. Visual is a steadily-rotating palette of spherical flowers. Sound effects, like a barking dog, are added in places.

Monday, May 04, 2020

Review - Music Uncanny! - Sunday May 3 2020

Music Uncanny! - Sunday May 3 2020

Archives of the show, as well as future online concerts, can be seen at:

The Electrozone is also on Facebook: Find out about upcoming events there.

Who Played:

Pettiecord (

This first act was an ambient composer/performer on the order of Robert Fripp's "Frippertronics". I could only see pulsating multicolored bars and no name on the screen, but the dreamy, multilayered droney music for the most part came through loud and clear. The performer's name turned out to be Pettiecord, as it appeared in the chat bar to the right of the image area.

Staticer (

A one-man ambient drone act. His sound is not quite as complex as Pettiecord, but a good deal more haunting. The visuals, from an old horror movie, add to the overall effect as do the synthesized or sampled pipe organ passages.

Rainbow Trash (

This young woman from Montreal performed for ElectroZone a couple of weeks ago. Slightly wonky video (or was it intentional?) rather than the straight webcam video view used last time. Theremin, synths and processed, sampled dog noises that sound a bit like a DJ scratching. If Devo had met Brian Eno (wait a minute...they did, actually! But I digress). Though I found the highly-processed video hard to watch, the music was interesting, just like last time. Her final piece was her playing theremin and vocal/instrumental samples while her partner played acoustic guitar.

Kympootur Muhsheen (

The on-stage or on-screen alias of ElectroZone impresario, Elijah Joseph Weber-Han. This time, his music comes on like vintage Todd Rundgren synth work, then immediately takes off for deep space. A mechanical vortex of processed, robotic vocals and machine noises. Satellite transmissions coming in from all directions. Very abstract video presentation to go along with very abstract sounds.

Playlist for May 7 & 10, 2020

Mick Farren and the Deviants - Let's Loot The Supermarket Again Like We Did Last Summer - This CD is Condemned (Total Energy)
Death - Can You Give Me A Thrill - Spiritual-Mental-Physical (Drag City)
The Fugs - Yodeling Yippie - Belle of Avenue A (Reprise)
Matmos - C30 C60 C90 GO - Like All Men of the Library I Have Travelled In My Youth (cassette release)
Holy Moses - Roll River Roll - Holy Moses (Fallout)
Frank Zappa - East LA (Columbia U) - The Artisan Acetate 1969
Frank Zappa - The Air - Meat Light (
Lonnie Holley - The Start of a River's Run (One Drop - Keeping A Record Of It (Dust to Digital)
Scoop Nisker et al - Dark At The End of the Tunnel - Scoop's Last News Show (Berserkeley)
Peter Gabriel - San Jacinto - Security (Geffen)
T Rex - New York City (alt take) - Futuristic Dragon (Rhino)
Ragpicker String Band - Bruno's Dream - Ragpicker String Band (Yellow Dog)

Glass Harp - Look In The Sky - Live At Carnegie Hall (Canis Major)
Jo Jo Gunne - Take Me Down Easy - Ultrasonic Studios-Long Island 1973
James Brown - Get Up Get Into It & Get Involved - In The Jungle Groove (Polydor)
Brandstifter - Live In Vilnius Lithuania Part 2 - Lost & Found In Europe (Asphaltbibliotheque)
Rick Wakeman - Anne of Cleves - The Six Wives of Henry VIII (A&M)
Billy Bragg - preamble-Days Like These - Binghamton U April 14 1988
CAN - All Gates Open - Inner Space (Spoon)

Devo - Social Fools - Hardcore (Superior Viaduct)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! April 30 and May 3, 2020

Circle Jerks - When The Shit Hits The Fan - 1984-04-17

Soft Boys - Rock And Roll Toilet - Invisible Hits (Ryko)
Soft Boys - Have A Heart Betty I'm Not Fireproof - Invisible Hits (Ryko)
Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You - Underwater Moonlight (Matador)

Soft Boys - I Got The Hots - Underwater Moonlight (Matador)
Soft Boys - Wey Wey Hep Uh Hole (live) - Invisible Hits (Ryko)
Soft Boys - Insanely Jealous (alt. take) - Underwater Moonlight (Matador)

Soft Boys - Vegetable Man - Underwater Moonlight (Matador)
Robyn Hitchcock - Brenda's Iron Sledge (Amniotic Mix) - Black Snake Diamond Role (Rhino)
Robyn Hitchcock - How Do You Work This Thing - Gravy Deco (Rhino)
Robyn Hitchcock - Acid Bird - Black Snake Diamond Role (Rhino)
Robyn Hitchcock - Do Policemen Sing - Black Snake Diamond Role (Rhino)

Soft Boys - Positive Vibrations - Underwater Moonlight (Matador)
Robyn Hitchcock - The Cars She Used To Drive - Gravy Deco (Rhino)
Robyn Hitchcock - City of Shame - I Wanna Go Backwards (Yep Roc)
Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Who Invented Himself - I Wanna Go Backwards (Yep Roc)

Wreckless Eric - Lower Sproul Plaza, Berkeley - November 16, 1979

Walking on the Surface of the Moon
Semaphore Signals
I Wish It Would Rain
Whole Wide World
Roll Over Rock-Ola

Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby - The Nines - Jan 21, 2012

Reconnez Cherie
Hit & Miss Judy
You're A Creep
Red Rubber Ball
The Endless Wire
The Trouble With Jeannie
Are We Ever Going to Have Sex Again?

Wreckless Eric's Blog:

Ragpicker String Band - Blue Monk (excerpt) - Ragpicker String Band (Yellow Dog)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

MUSIC/FUN - a review of a recent ElectroZone event

The Electrozone will be doing online musical events every Friday and Saturday night until lockdown ends. These reviews are about the program titled MUSIC/FUN (, which went live on Friday, April 24th, 2020.

Here are my capsule reviews of what went on. I strongly recommend that you check out the shows video archives. Links below.

Deep Creature (

Deep Creature is the solo project of New Jersey keyboard player Sam Gutman. This guy has a sound that reminds me of Roger Powell (circa Cosmic Furnace) with a little bit of George Duke and mid-70s Herbie Hancock tossed in for good measure. A very vintage, analogue sound. Three keyboards and a roomful of other electronic goodies. One piece features the voice of the late Carl Sagan, describing our planet in loving detail, another the sampled calls of songbirds.

Samuel Aronoff (

Much more minimalist setup than the previous act, only two keyboards and a sequencer. But the sound is no less fat, or vintage. And it's no less engaging. Samuel does a lot with his minimal setup. If you weren't watching, you might think he was playing a room's worth of analogue synths. Faint echoes of Kraftwerk, circa Autobahn.

Grant Bouvier (

Sounds a bit like we may have another Kitaro here! His instrumental stylings owe more than a little to Asian musical styles, at least until he gets into full-on analogue-flavored noise-music mode before returning to more mellow but no less interesting electronic sound. Rather than show images of himself at the controls, his highly-psychedelicized videos accompanying the music are of trains, urban scenes and machinery. The sampled vocals are equally spacey.

Viola Yip (

I last saw Viola Yip perform at the Greyhaven Motel in Ithaca a few years ago. Her music was unconventional to say the least. It involved electric buzzers which injected buzzing tomes into the mix, and controlled a bank of different-colored light bulbs. This time, she is playing a specially-modified PVC pipe which is rigged as an amplified one-stringed instrument. It produces some dreamy, droney and sometimes mildly disturbing sounds. She plays it by hand, or with a bow, a stick, and/or a motorized wire brush (shades of Remko Scha!).

To see future and past ElectroZone online performances, follow the links below:
Live link:

Donations of US$10.00 can (and should) be made at 
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

My review of a recent Electro-Zone online concert (April 17th, 2020)

ElectroZone Event
Friday, April 17, 2020
9-11 PM

I caught ElectroZone’s online show last Friday evening. If you missed it, don’t sweat it, the link to the archived videos is below.

Here are my capsule reviews of the four performers:

Vishwanath Gi

Definitely a lot of Berlin school influence here. I'm almost tempted to compare him to Tangerine Dream, or another ElectroZone favorite, Finite Element. But he definitely tips his hat to 90s ambient champions like the Orb or maybe 70s space cadet Steve Hillage. I found myself spacing out and swaying to this performer's music, which varied in intensity. A great, blue-black wall of sound.

Monty Sciencist (Instagram: @SynthScienceist)

Old-school ambient with a new school twist and vocal samples. Harold Budd-style electronic percussion. More solid beats get into the mix as the tune progresses. A bit more down to earth than Vishwanath Gi but definitely influenced by the Berlin school. Just a little bit of Kraftwerkishness is present. There are several layers in Monty’s music, some of which is very danceable, some of which is sonorous and dreamy. Some nice grooves here. (Scienceist is not a misspelling. Oh yes. The pants he wore as he performed were very psychedelic!)

Shivasongster (

Think Gary Numan, or later Ultravox. Only a bit more produced. A bit of Merrell Fankhauser’s lyricism. Electro-metal new age? Very danceable without smacking you over the head with the beat. His virtual light show wasn't too shabby either! Much more accessible stuff of the whole. He played songs rather than instrumentals, whose lyrics centered around sci-fi themes. Some vocals had just the right amount of vocoder processing.

Rainbow Trash (Headliner)

This female performer is from Montreal, Canada. She uses synths, which were off-camera in the video feed, a Nintendo Game Boy for that 8-bit lo-fi sound, and a very prominent Theremin. She began her set with the sacred classic, Ave Maria. I think Wendy Carlos couldn't have done a more interesting version of it! Her cover of a Pixies tune (“Where Is My Mind”) delivered the goods, with the Theremin standing in for that song’s background vocal passages! She's got a pretty good singing voice! She played more experimental-sounding pieces toward the end of her set.

As I said, the videos of the show can be seen here:

And while you’re at it, why not scoot ElectroZone a US$10.00 donation to help the musicians make rent and to help ElectroZone put on more of these online events? Venmo: @electrozone

BARTLEMANIA! April 23 & 26, 2020

Ill Chemist - Feel Alright
David Bromberg, SUNY-Binghamton (Binghamton U.), May 2, 1975:

Turkey In The Straw
'Lectric Chair
Tennesee Waltz
New Lee Highway Blues

Josh Oxford - EST (ft Thru Spectrums) - Oxified (radio mix)
Durand Jones & The Indications - Groovy Babe - Durand Jones & The Indications (Colemine)
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Handclappin' - Handclappin' EP (K Records)
Queen (ruined by Rick Rubin and company) - We Will Rock You (remix) (Hollywood Basic)
DJ Logic - Miles Away/Tih Gnob - The Anomaly (Atlantic)

The Bright Communion of Primal Energies - Ruptured World - Exoplanetary (CryoChamber)
Mount Shrine - Reach None - Shortwave Ruins (CryoChamber)
100 per cent Black - Big Empty - The Crow (blackisblack bandcamp com)
Excepter - Presidence - Presidence (Paw Tracks)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! April 16 & 19 2020 - Tribute to John Prine

John Prine - Dear Abby - Toronto July 30 1993

John Prine - Speed of the Sound Of Loneliness - Toronto July 30 1993
John Prine - Picture Show - Toronto July 30 1993
John Prine - All The Best - Toronto July 30 1993
John Prine - Illegal Smile - Toronto July 30 1993

(from 1989-10-29) New York, WXRK, Idiot's Delight w/Vin Scelsa

1-Spanish Pipedream
2-Bottomless Lake
3-Fish & Whistle
4-My Old Man
5-Steve Goodman memory
6-Hello In There
7-Angel From Montgomery

Great American Music Hall, SF, CA 6-11-1978

John Prine - Please Don't Bury Me - SF 6-11-78
John Prine - Bruised Orange - SF 6-11-78
John Prine - I Had A Dream - SF 6-11-78

Frank Zappa - Dead Girls of London (Van Morrison Vocals)
Frank Zappa - Honey Don'tcha Wanna Man Like Me - Lather (Ryko)

Bevis Frond - Foreign Laugh - Auntie Winnie Album (Cherry Red)
13th Floor Elevators - Monkey Island - Psychedelic Sounds Of (Charly)
Peter Stampfel - Big River - Dook of the Beatniks (PFAM)

Delta 5 - Singles and Sessions 1979-81 - Mind Your Own Business (
Mission of Burma - Heart of Darkness - The Horrible Truth About Burma (Ace of Hearts)
Lydia Lunch Retrovirus - Final Solution - SF CA 2020-02-21

Azymuth - Azymuth - Deluxe Edition - 02 MelĂ´ Dos Dois Bicudos (
Azymuth - Azymuth - Deluxe Edition - 18 Morning (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix) (

Isley Brothers - Nobody But Me - Shake It Up Baby (Varese Sarabande)
The Notations - That Girl (1973) - The Cash Label (Numero)
Raymond Scott - Powerhouse (1937) - The Music of Raymond Scott-Reckless Nights & Turkish Twilights (Columbia)

Monday, April 06, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! April 9 & 12, 2020

Harry Nilsson - Spaceman - Son Of Schmilsson (RCA)

Bevis Frond - Things He Said - 7-inch  split w/Man Forever (
Bevis Frond - Stain On The Sun - 1997-12-04 Cambridge,MA WMBR
Bevis Frond - Reflections In A Tall Mirror - Odense, Denmark 3-1-93

Merell Fankhauser & HMS Bounty - What Does She See In You - Things (Gear Fab)
The Byrds - Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away - In The Beginning (Rhino)
The Tigermen - Tiger Girl - Scum Of The Earth (Sound Stories)

Tuin - Molly's Return (live in studio 1985) - Tuin (30th Anniversary Edition) (Wicky Tunes)
Red Crayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane - Parable of Arable Land (Spalax)

Cassetteboy - tracks 11-14 - Flogging A Dead Horse  (

Funky Porcini - B Monkey - Hed Phone Sex (Ninja Tune)
Future Bible Heroes - The DJ from Outer Space - Memories of Love Eternal Youth & Partygoing (Merge)

Matmos - Reconstruction - The Civil War (Matador)

Frank Zappa - Are You Hung Up/Who Needs The Peace Corps?/Concentration Moon (mono mix) - Lumpy Money (

The Fugs - The_Garden_Is_Open - Tenderness Junction (Reprise)
Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home (electric) - Blind Faith (Deluxe Ed.)(Polydor)
Procol Harum - Repent Walpurgis - Procol Harum (Salvo)

Al Di Meola-Paramount Theater-Seattle WA May 21 1978

Peter Green - Bottoms Up - End of the Game (Reprise)

National Health - The Lethargy Shuffle & The Mind Your Backs Tango - Missing Pieces (Voiceprint)

Tangerine Dream - Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender - Cyclone (Virgin)