The Language & Music of The Wolves: A Momentary Lapse of Reason Retrospective

The Language & Music of The Wolves: A Momentary Lapse of Reason Retrospective (#239) (848)

Miss Rikki joins me for a trip through nostalgia and great mixes, as we replay some choice selections from a few of our finest radio moments together. We also catch up with Miss Rikki, to talk about all the things that she is involved in now.




Live Playlist & Comments





Our Lasting, Erroneous Impression

Robert Redford The Wolf You Never Knew [Excerpts] The Language and Music of The Wolves
Music behind DJ:

Paco Jones

A Momentary Lapse of Reason (Theme Song) Written For This Program in 2014.
The Thelonious Monk Quartet And Pee Wee Russell Blue Monk Miles & Monk At Newport
Peter Sellers [Excerpts] Hoffman
Salvador Dali [Excerpts] … on Paranoic Critical Method 1963
Orson Welles … discusses the effect of violent films Talk Collection BBC 4
splitting headache
[unidentified sample]
Patrick McGoohan [Excerpts] … interviewed by Warner Troyer for Ontario Educational Communications Authority, March 1977
Frank Zappa [Excerpt] On The Record Industry and MTV
The Mirror Scene Wings of Desire
Miles Davis Straight, No Chaser Miles & Monk At Newport
Katherine Hepburn [Excerpts] 60 Mins Interview with Morly Safer
Patrick McGoohan [Excerpts] … interviewed by Warner Troyer for Ontario Educational Communications Authority, March 1977
Peter Falk Scene Wings of Desire

On The Flip Side

Music behind DJ:

Martin Denny

Voodoo Dreams Hypnotique
Flip Wilson Twenty Minutes of Silence You Devil You
Vanilla Fudge Break Song Near the Beginning
Flip Wilson & Redd Foxx The Church of What’s Happening Now
The Firesign Theater 40 Great Unclaimed Melodies! Dear Friends
Albert Brooks “Real Life” Trailer
Richard Nixon Checkers Speech
George Carlin w/ Flip Wilson What’s Happening News
Lilly Tomlin Alexander Graham Bell This Is A Recording
Telephone Courtesy Educational Film
George Carlin w/ Flip Wilson WINO Radio

How To Win At Conversation With Mom

Music behind DJ:

Martin Denny

St. Louis Blues Hypnotique
Daniel Kibblesmith How To Win At Conversations With Mom
The Wayne Mason Trio [Most of A Side] LIVE! at the La Pesada
Kermit Schafer [Excerpts] All Time Great Bloopers (6 Record Set)
The Relaxed Wife Stress Relief With Tranquilizers
Etiquette Lessons Cindy Goes To A Party
Anita Bryant Drugs Are Like That
Man… Or Astro-Man? Evert 1 Pipkin Made From Technitium
Music behind DJ:

Man… Or Astro-Man?

Weightless In Zero Return Made From Technitium

All Of The Drugs My Parents Did Not Do

Glozell Green I Hate Cilantro, It’s Gross
[Excerpts From One Of Miss Rikki’s Musical LPs]
Pan Am Films Traveling Through Time
[Excerpts From One Of Miss Rikki’s LPs] Learn How To Touch Type
Etiquette Lessons Cindy Goes To A Party
Anita Bryant Drugs Are Like That
Frank Capra Excerpts Our Mr. Sun
Educational Film Act Your Age
Coronet Films You And Your Parents

There Is Not A Rhinoceros In This Room

Music behind DJ:

Jackie Davis

Glow Worm Cha-Cha-Cha Mondo Exotica: Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1
Lionel Hampton with Rhythm and Reeds ‘Round Midnight Golden Vibes
Bertrand Russell There Is Not A Rhinoceros In This Room Lecture – Wesley Cecil
Charlie Parker, Tadd Dameron & Curley Russell Move Live Sessions
Robert Redford The Wolf You Never Knew [Excerpts] The Language and Music of The Wolves
Salvador Dali [Excerpts] … on Paranoic Critical Method 1963
Carlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Nelson Boyd & Max Roach Hot House Live Sessions
Fannie Flagg Sylvia Miller UFO Abduction Fernwood Tonight
Bette Davis Excerpts The Dick Cavett Show
“What Ever Happened To Baby Jayne?” [Excerpt]
Katherine Hepburn Excerpts The Dick Cavett Show


Music behind DJ:


I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts Beyond & Back: The X Anthology
Glozell Green I Hate Cilantro, It’s Gross
Bruce Springsteen Open All Night Nebraska
Henry Miller Excerpts The Henry Miller Odyssey 1969
Phillip Seymour Hoffman Excerpts Almost Famous
Jeffrey Lee Pierce on What’s Wrong With Everything 1989 Interview
The Dead Milkmen I Hear Your Name Eat Your Paisley
Robert Redford The Wolf You Never Knew [Excerpts] The Language and Music of The Wolves


Stranger and Fiction – Part 2

425452920_741f6d0931-300x265Closet Radio Episode 104: Stranger and Fiction – Part 2


DJ DIrty Mollie calls in LIVE from SteamCon in Seattle to bring some of the newest and greatest steampunk bands. Featuring a few words from Frenchy and The Punk, and a handful of Steamy friends and fans at the Con. Hour 2 features a set of Tunacan’s favorite old-fashioned Halloween tunes for your spiritual pleasure.




VooDuo – Maddest Story Ever Told
Crispin Glover – Ben
The Nourishment – Paranormal Pair O Pants
Sharron Kraus – “Song of the Hanged Man”
Round Robin – “I’m The Wolfman”
Dandilion Junk Queens – “Halloween”
Nu Trends – Spooksville
Rube Bloom and His Bayou Boys – St. James Infirmary (feat. Rube Bloom and his Bayou Boys) (3:16)
Artie Shaw – Skeleton in the Closet (feat. Artie Shaw) (2:42)
Arden & Ohman – Dancing the Devil Away (feat. Arden & Ohman) (3:02)
Rosemary Clooney – The Wobblin Goblin (feat. Rosemary Clooney) (3:18)
Glenn Miller – The Little Man Who Wasn’t There (feat. Glenn Miller) (3:00)
Jim Stafford – Swamp Witch
The American Quartet – The Skeleton Rag (feat. The American Quartet) (2:06)
Buddy Moss – Undertaker Blues (feat. Buddy Moss) (3:09)
Alvino Rey – The Bat (feat. Alvino Rey) (1:55)
Jack Turner – Nightmare (feat. Jack Turner) (2:04)
Halloween Radio Spot – Bing Crosby (feat. Halloween Radio Spot) (0:58)
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Little Demon (feat. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins) (2:24)
Walt Disney Studios – The Unsafe Bridge (1:18)
The Five Jones Boys – Mr. Ghost is Going to Town (feat. The Five Jones Boys) (2:56)
Revels – Dead Man’s Stroll (2:32)
Jelly Roll Morton – Dead Man Blues (feat. Jelly Roll Morton) (3:19)
Duponts – Screamin’ Ball (2:20)
The New Orleans Owls – White Shivers (feat. The New Orleans Owls) (2:46)
Walt Disney Studios – The Martian Monsters (1:41)
Bing Crosby & Boris Karloff – The Halloween Song (feat. Bing Crosby & Boris Karloff) (2:32)
Cab Calloway – Nightmare (feat. Cab Calloway) (2:41)

Stranger And Fiction Part 1 – Rikki Horror Picture Show 2013

Closet Radio Episode 104: Stranger And Fiction Part 1 – Rikki Horror Picture Show 2013


Joined by Tunacan Jones, we discuss Portland State of Mind, the origins and current status of A-HA, The Red God of Sex, Donald Sutherland’s scream and so much more!


The Montesas – “Oh Death”
The Creepshow – “Take My Hand”
The Revillos – “Graveyard Groove”
Oingo Boingo – “Dead or Alive”
Southern Culture on the Skids – “Devil’s Stomping Ground”
The Gravetones – “On A Pale Horse”
Circus – “Burn Witch Burn”
The October Country – “My Girlfriend is a Witch”
The Lollipop Shoppe – “SIn”
The Reg Guest Syndicate – “Underworld”


The Incredible Staggers – “Zombies of Love”


Manual Sex Drive – “The Living Dead”
Bill Cardille – “Chilly Billy’s Vamp”
The Deviants – “Billy the Monster”
Bobby Gray – “Devil Eyes”


Blue Faces – “Nights Out In The Graveyard”
Link Wray – “The Shadow Knows”
Nu Trends – “Spooksville”


The Only Ones – “The Beast”
The Stranglers – “Death and Night and Blood”
Roky Erikson – “Night of the Vampire”
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – “The Cannibals”
Bessie Smith – “Devil’s Gonna Get You”
The Damned – “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

Midian Mournings

Closet Radio Episode 103: Midian Mournings


The Halloween madness continues with an EPIC 5 hour episode over three KPSU shows brought to you by your local Closet Radio DJs!



Hour 1 :

1. ClosetRadio – LimitClub (0:17)
2. Cody Rich – CLoset Radio Warning (0:30)
3. Groovie Ghoulies – Vampire Girl (2:14)
4. Morgus & the Daringers – Morgus Creep  (2:35)
5. Gene Moss – “I Want to Bite Your Hand  (2:26)
6. Soupy Sales – My Baby’s Got A Crush On Frankenstein (2:00)
7. Kitty Cat Spy Club – Hot Lava Monster (1:57)
8. Greenskeepers – Lotion (Radio Edit) (3:46)
9. Wayne Bell & Tobe Hooper (1974) –  Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Opening Titles (3:22)
10. Zombina & the Skeletones – The Kids Are All Dead (2:14)
11. The AQUABATS! – Tarantula (3:42)
12. Los Gatos Locos – Headhunters (2:46)
13. Messer Chups – Vincent Price Bible (4:29)
14. Sufjan Stevens – John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (3:19)
15. Route 66 Killers – Ghoul Tango (2:40)
16. The Poets – Dead-Poets (2:07)
17. Bloody Hollies – Satanic Satellite (3:07)

Hour 2:

1. Cody Rich – Closet Radio Warning (0:30)
2. Dr. Phibes trailer (2:33)
3. The Moon-Rays- Skeletoons In The Closet (3:09)
4. The Chimps – It’s The Mummy (2:31)
5. Hellcat and the Prowl – Betty Bones (3:00)
6. Frantic Flintstones – Rock ‘N Roll Zombie (2:02)
7. Jamie Horton – Robot Man (1:49)
8. Monotones – LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW – 1958 (2:11)
9. The Slow Poisoner at UCSF Mission Bay Halloween 2012 (2:34)
10. Weird Al Yankovic – Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars (3:28)
11. Blood Feast (1963) – Trailer (2:23)
12. Blair Crimmins and The Hookers – A Demon Like Me (3:25)
13. Stephen Lynch – Halloween (2:47)
14. The Stranglers – Waltz In Black (3:36)
15. Wild Evel and the Trashbones- It’s A Monster (2:28)
16. Civet – Horror Business (3:01)
17. Theo & The Skyscrapers – Spider (2:42)
18. Screeching Weasel – Chainsaw (1:57)
19. Happy Halloween- Silver Shamrock Commercial (1:35)

Night Shift: 10/19/13:

1. Nine Inch Nails – Sin (remastered) (4:22)
2. Nekromantix – Where Do Monsters Go (3:21)
3. Creature Feature – A Corpse In My Bed (3:24)
4. Dr. Steel – Bikinigram From Satan (5:43)
5. crisis captin howdy (3:36)
6. Faith And The Muse – Through The Pale Door (The Haunted Palace) (4:09)
7. Lebanon Hanover – Cadaverously Quaint (3:44)
9. Midnight Configuration – Decline & Fall (The Fall Of The House Of Usher) (6:17)
10. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Black Crow King (5:05)

Hour 4:

1. Kolchak- The Night Stalker(opening intro) (1:01)
2. Woolworth Woolco Halloween Commercial 1978 (0:29)
3. Eels – Fresh Blood (4:25)
4. Jellyfish – The Ghost at Number One (3:36)
5. Dead Kennedys – Halloween (3:35)
6. The Sonics – The Witch (2:40)
7. Screaming Lord Sutch – Jack The Ripper – SPECIAL version (2:43)
8. Buck Owens – It’s A Monster’s Holiday 1974 Original version of the Halloween song (2:33)
9. Blood Feast (1963) – Trailer (2:23)
10. Tobin Sprout – Cereal Killer (3:18)
11. The Specials – Ghost Town (4:06)
12. The Orwells – Halloween All Year (3:36)
13. Jack Blanchard – Dance of the Living Dead Chickens (2:05)
14. Stanley Holloway -With Her Head Tucked Under Her Arm  (4:42)
15. Half Japanese – Ouija Board Summons Satan (1:00)
16. Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell (live) (3:14)
17. Pan’s Labyrinth – Lullaby (Music Box) (1:17)

Hour 5 (chiptune):

1. Dr. Von Pnok – Welcome to Microhorror (1:34)
2. 8-bit- Gwar – Sick of you (3:05)
3. Albino Ghost Monkey – Halloween (3:24)
4. This is Halloween – The Chiptune (2:58)
5. Dethklok – Hatredcopte 8-bit (2:54)
6. Dot.ay – Zombie face eaters (3:49)
7. Gargoyle’s Quest – Introduction (1:30)
8. Alice Cooper – Only Women Bleed (8 Bit) (5:53)
9. Mark Cooksey – Ghosts’n Goblins (3:51)
10. letavetatu – Gravestone Troupe (1:20)
11. Death – Evil Dead 8-bit (2:29)
12. Nordloef – Trick and/or Treat (the candy raid is on!) (2:42)
13. MonsterVision – Ode to Father Dagon (4:08)
14. Rob Zombie – Dragula (8 Bit) (3:42)
15. 1978 Halloween Theme 8-Bit (2:57)

Red Skies at Night

Closet Radio Episode 102: Red Skies at Night


Creepy hallows without the usual dose of Tuna! We’re heading down the rabbit hole armed with a chainsaw and some dude name Kolchak.



The Video Nasties – “The Hills Have Eyes”
The Moontrekkers – “John Brown’s Body”
The N’Betweens – “Evil Witch Man”
Louis & Bebe Barron – “Theme From Forbidden Planet”
Strawberry Alarm Clock – “Curse of the Witches”
Names & Faces – “The Killer”
Mr. Undertaker – “Here Lies My Love”
The Fleshtones – “You Can’t Get Him Frankenstein”
Kolchak – “Spanish Moss Murders Epilogue”
Warsaw – “Gutz”
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – “Hello Grandma”
The Changeling
Hollywood Flames – “Frankenstein’s Den”
Satan’s Pilgrims – “Haunted House of Rock”
The Tomkos -“The Spook”
THAT Damned Band – “Blue Spirit Blues”
The Scarring Party – “Monsters”
The Kinks – “Wicked Annabella”
GST Mugwump – “Apathy For The Devil”
Nick Cave & The Dirty Three – “X-Files Theme”
The Toy Dolls -“Spiders In The Dressing Room”
Duane Eddy – “Stalkin’”
Link Wray – “Hillbilly Wolf”


The Cramps – “Aloha From Hell”
Jack Turner – “Nightmare”
Bloody Hollys – “Nosferatu”
The Novas – “The Crusher”
King Horror – “Loch Ness Monster”
Maximillian – “The Twistin’ Ghost”
The Bostweeds – “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”
Marc Bolan – “You Scare Me To Death”

Jars of Spooks – Rikki Horror Picture Show 2013

Closet Radio Episode 101: Jars of Spooks – Rikki Horror Picture Show 2013


Joined by Tunacan Jones, The Professor, and even Miss Suzie to kick off the Halloween celebrations! This episode begins the month-long explosion of spooky tune-age!

We discuss the origins of Halloween, Sarah Silverman, Tuncan’s Robert Smith hair, how Miss Suzie met Tuna, The Professor’s inability to keep clothes on, what color a proper rickety van should be, and so much more!




Danny Elfman – “The Incantation”
The Birthday Party – “Release The Bats”
The Masonics – “Down Among The Dead Men”


Hotrod Frankie- “Arising From My Grave”
Murder By Death – “Knife Goes In, Guts Come Out”
The Damned – “Dr. Woofenstein”
Super Heroines – “Night Stalker”
Zacharie – “Sinister Purpose”
Groovie Goolies – “Noises”
Famous Monsters – “Outerspace Deathrace”
Richard Delvecchio – “Green Slime”
Revelevens – “Zombie Chicken”
Gravetones – “Still Screaming”
Stellar Corpses – “Leave A Stellar Corpse”
Calabrese – “Saturday Night of the Living Dead”
The Revillos – “Caveman Raveman”
The Lancasters – “Satan’s Holiday”
Alice Cooper – “Science Fiction”
Blue Oyster Cult – “Don’t Fear The Reaper”
James White & The Blacks – “Hot Voodoo”

KPSU Playlist