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 (blackazul.com)
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 (zappa.com)

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 (cryochamber.bandcamp.com)

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)      https://pettycord.bandcamp.com/

Pleasantly simple synth tones and licks accompanied by complex and colorful, sometimes Rube-Goldbergish falling-domino installations by Hevesh5. (hevesh5.com)

Pam The Webivore        beats.thewebivore.com

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                  facebook.com/sloopygoop, instagram.com/sloopy_goop, soundcloud.com/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 (bigmeansoundmachine.com)
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 (omnivoremusic.bandcamp.com)

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)