Midnight Melodies For Nina Part II: The Beat Goes On (#116)

Midnight Melodies For Nina Part II: The Beat Goes On (#116)

As we continue our journey though Beatles tunes, it’s time to dust off our series Midnight Melodies For Nina, a chance to celebrate the music that she loved so much, and a live that was cut far too short.

Selections for this episode were made by Marti & Brandy, who loved her so, with some input by me. There are duplicates and flubs, and the records are scratchy and skip occasionally. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is from the personal vinyl collection of the Little Dork, and these selections are not done to be complete or overly indexed, but instead come from the heart.

We miss you Nina. I love you, so much.

Enjoy

 

Midnight Melodies For Nina Part II: The Beat Goes On

HOUR 1

Part I: Baby’s In Black

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Chains * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)
03.) All I Gotta Do * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
04.) Money * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
05.) Matchbox * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
06.) I Should Have Known Better * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
07.) Baby’s In Black * The Beatles * Beatles ‘65 * Capital Records (1964)

Part II: Getting Better

08.) Dizzy Miss Lizzy * The Beatles * IV * Capital Records (1965)
09.) The Night Before * The Beatles * Help! * Capital Records (1965)
10.) I’ve Just Seen A Face * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
11.) Taxman * The Beatles * Revolver * Capital Records (1966)
12.) Getting Better * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
13.) I Am The Walrus * The Beatles * Magical Mystery Tour * Capital Records (1967)
14.) Honey Pie * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
15.) Savoy Truffle * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)

Part III: Yesterday

16.) Hey Bulldog * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine * Capital Records (1969)
17.) Oh, Darling! * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)
18.) Don’t Let Me Down * The Beatles * Hey Jude * Apple Records (1969)
19.) I’ve Got A Feeling * The Beatles * Let It Be * Apple Records (1970)
20.) When I’m 64 * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
21.) Yesterday * The Beatles * 20 Greatest Hits * Capital Records (1982)

HOUR 2

Part IV: There’s A Places

22.) Little Queenie (Live) * The Beatles * Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany, 1962 * Lingasong Records (1977)
23.) It Won’t Be Long * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
24.) Love Me Do * The Beatles * 20 Greatest Hits * Capital Records (1982)
25.) There’s A Place * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)
26.) Roll Over Beethoven * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
27.) Can’t Buy Me Love * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
28.) Tell Me Why * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)

Part V: Because

29.) Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
30.) She Said She Said * The Beatles * Revolver * Capital Records (1966)
31.) With A Little Help From My Friends * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
32.) Blue Jay Way * The Beatles * Magical Mystery Tour * Capital Records (1967)
33.) Rocky Raccoon * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
34.)  All Together Now * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine * Capital Records (1969)
35.) Because * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)

Part VI: In My Life

36.) Be-Bop-A-Lula (Live) * The Beatles * Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany, 1962 * Lingasong Records (1977)
37.) Hold Me Tight * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
38.) Money (That’s What I Want) * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
39.) I’ll Cry Instead * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
40.) Any Time At All * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
41.) While My Guitar Gently Weeps * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
42.) In My Life * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)

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The Executive Version (#109)

The Executive Version (#109)
(Featuring three interleaved broadcasts on KPSU, on 5 November 2011, 14 January 2012 and 27 March 2006, and one podcast from BlasphuphmusRadio.com on 21 June 2013.)

Join us for a presentation that is only available to listeners of The Executive Version of or program. Other listeners do not get to hear a show of this caliber normally, so this week, we are offering something special to listeners who have made it clear they want to invest in a higher quality product. And with that in mind, we bring you The Executive Version. For those special clientele.

There’s a bit of a party going on during this show. This is the kind of special atmosphere we create when we are assembling this program, a feature that is only available to those listeners who subscribe to The Executive Version of program. And where else would you get these kinds of corrections to the patent lies that were said on broadcast radio? For example:

  • The song was by Tärr, not Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III.

And:

  • While O-Type was was essentially MX-80 performing under a different name, this record was actually MX-80 performing a song called O-Type.

Not Forgetting:

  • Some jokes from 2013 – about a certain social media platform – may have aged a little poorly in the last few years, considering a tendency toward claiming things are “fake news.” With that in mind, consider this selection a snapshot of a simpler time in the past, when such a joke wasn’t horrifying and the beginning of the end times, as it were.

And lastly:

  • Not all of the material in this show came from a record, as stated in several times throughout. I have added * asterisks to the tracks that were not from Vinyl Records. Two (2) asterisks such as ** have been added to indicate bonus content not available during the live broadcast.

These kinds of inaccuracies are usually included in most broadcasts you hear on the radio, but for listeners of The Executive Version, you get these corrections, free of charge. It’s just one of the many ways that this program is better than the one being heard by everyone else.

So much so that there are bonus moments to The Executive Version that are only available on the podcast. Because the only thing more exclusive than something only a special audience can hear is having added bonuses for those who pay a little more.

Enjoy!

 

The Executive Version 

HOUR 1

Part I: Headlines

* 01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)

02.) The Executive Version * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
03.) My Prayer * Lionel Hampton * Golden Vibes
04.) I Yam What I Yam * Robin Williams & Harry Nillson * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Popeye
05.) Erie Canal * Oscar Brand * Bawdy Songs & Backroom Ballads Vol. 2 * Audio Fidelity Records
06.) Headlines * George Carlin * On The Road * Atlantic Records
* 07.) The Facebook Fiction Initiative * Austin Rich * The Facebook Fiction Initiative * 21 June 2013

Part II: Leisurely Waiting

08.) The Blob * The Five Blobs * “The Blob” b/w “Saturday Night in Tiajuana” * Columbia Records
09.) Martian Melody * The Martian Band * “Flying Saucer The 2nd” b/w “Martian Melody” * L’Universe Records
* 10.) Leisurely Waiting * Debris * Static Disposal * Anopheles Records
11.) Linda Wants To Be Alone * Gary Wilson * Mary Had Brown Hair * Stone’s Throw Records
* 12.) I Been Refused * Devo * Hardcore Devo Vol. 2 * Warner Bros. Records
13.) Springtime For Hitler * Henry Mancini * The Big Latin Band of Henry Mancini * RCA Victor Records
* 14.) “Baseball” Excerpt: Barbershop Quartet Warning * Jesse Thorn * The Sound Of Young America * maximumfun.org
* 15.) Phonograph Records * Mars Production * Mars Production Library CK-713 * Mars Records
16.) Space/Time Continuum: “Heaven And Hell, Part I” * Vangelis * The Music of Cosmos * RCA Records
* 17.) Smile Awhile * Michael Yonkers Band * Microminiature Love * Sub Pop Records

Part III: In 3-D!

* 18.) Pacific Radio Fire * Austin Rich * Senior Citizens * 27 March 2006
19.) The Announcement * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
20.) Them From “Helen Of Troy” * Les Baxter * 7″
21.) I Hate The 90’s * Rodney And The Tube Tops * 7″
22.) U-Stink-But-I-(Heart)-U * Billy And The Boingers * “I’m A Boinger” b/w “U-Stink-But-I-(Heart)-U” 7″
23.) Nature Trail To Hell (In 3-D) * “Weird A” Yankovic * In 3-D
** 24.) Elmira * Austin Rich * Senior Citizens * 27 March 2006

HOUR 2

Part IV: Signal Processor Failure

25.) Let’s Do The Pretzel * Mad “Twists” Rock ‘n’ Roll * Big Top Records
26.) Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron * The Royal Guardsmen * 7″
27.) Tiptoe Through The Tuplips * Tiny Tim * 7″
28.) Signal Processor Failure / Why We Are Lazy * Men’s Recovery Project * Make A Baby EP * Vermiform Records
* 29.) Mole Machine * Simply Saucer * Cyborgs Revisited * Get Back Records
* 30.) Embraceable You * Ornette Coleman * The Best of Ornette Coleman * Atlantic Records

Part V: Hurricane

* 31.) Barber Shop * Mars Production * Mars Production Library CK-713 * Mars Records
32.) metalized excitements of our shared dreams of technology [Excerpt] * Tärr * Tärr / Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III Split 12″ * oms-b Records
33.) Wild Thing * Senator Bobby & The Hardly-Worthit Players Featuring Bill Minkin * Wild Thing 7″ * Parkway Records
* 34.) Fish Dance * John Lurie * Fishing With John
35.) Hurricane * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Admonishing The Bishops * Matador Records
* 36.) Talk Show * Austin Rich * Senior Citizens * 27 March 2006
* 37.) L’Agonie * Jacky Chalard * Je Sus Vivant, Mais J’ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez * Finders Keepers Records
38.) O-Type Part Two * MX-80 Sound * O-Type: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 7″ * Ralph Records

Part VI: The End of The World

39.) This Is Side Two! * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
40.) Voodoo Suite [Excerpt Part I] * Pérez Prado * Voodoo Suite
41.) Bright College Days * Tom Lehrer * An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer
42.) How Much Is That Doggy In The Window? * Patti Page
43.) Beep Beep * The Playmates
44.) Voodoo Suite [Excerpt Part II] * Pérez Prado * Voodoo Suite
45.) The End Of The World * Beyond The Fringe
** 46.) Coffee * Austin Rich * Senior Citizens * 27 March 2006

Radio Exotica w/ Auntie Viviwa

Radio Exotica w/ Auntie Viviwa

Join Austin The Dapper Bum as he finally lands on the Island where Auntie Viviwa and I dig deep into our final collections of Tiki and vintage Exotica records, and bust out two hours of music and cocktail recipes.

Stay tuned, as we offer two drinks (and how you can make them) that really hit the spot on a show like this: The Broadcaster & The Puppeteer (a bourbon and a rum drink, respectively).

I mention my radio encounter with ? (in relation to talking about the Nuggets Night with Love Revisited), and here’s a link to that show, back on another station, over 10 years ago:

The Sugarlumps & Crack City Rockers LIVE, with an Interview with ? Himself! (9 May 2007)

As someone who has only just gotten to the Island of Radio Exotica, I’m very excited to be able to share my stash of music here. These is one of those shows that I think you will love to put on when you and your friends are on the patio this summer, and with that in mind, please tune in every week for a show like this, chock full of fun.

Enjoy!

 

 

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I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show (Vinyl Solution) (#102)

I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show (Vinyl Solution) (#102)
(Originally aired KPSU on 26 June 2011, featuring a selection of novelty and comedy records for a two-hour, Dr. Demento-inspired presentation.)

Of course, every boy remembers the first time he is handed a Dr. Demento tape by one of his friends.  In my case, I was lucky enough to have already been hip to “Weird Al,” but knowing that there was some weirdo out there that collected oddball songs – and the fact that there were that many oddball songs out there to collect – was somewhat of an epiphany for me (as I’m sure it is for almost all 12 year old boys).  While hip, cool, punk, indie, and everything in-between has come and gone, I have never been able to shake the desire to hear a song that is pretty perverse, and probably something that will get me in trouble if repeated in polite company.

In a way, Rock ‘n’ Roll itself is the ultimate in Novelty, a crude and lewd idea of what music is that has been passed down and re-envisioned in every imaginable permutation.  And there is a certain amount of need to love weirdness and the strange when inundated with the mediocrity that passes for pop music.  Like with many other interesting forms of music, the old-fashioned novelty song has died with 8 Track, and viral videos have almost completely replaced a world that people like Dr. Demento used to fill.  But I never get tired of a jokey song, and it was with this in mind that I decided to do a two-hour Vinyl Solution and pack it full of every comedy album I’ve got.

There are three records that I drew heavily from for this particular episode: The Firesign Theater’s I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus, (a record I found in a box in the back of a junk shop), Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time(this particular volume focuses on “The ’70’s”), and to a lesser extent, Goofy Greats (a K-tel record that has a lot of classic novelty records, reproduced in as shitty a way as possible).  I recently found not one, but TWO pieces of Firesign vinyl in local stores, and from the moment I found them I knew I had to do a comedy show so I could feature it.

Expect more theme shows, and other such fun, as the summer progresses.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have more Steve Martin records to listen to.

 

I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show

HOUR 1

Part I

01.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part I * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
02.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * La Virgen De La Macarena * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
03.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * El Relicario [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
04.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 001 Part II * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
05.) Barnes & Barnes * Fish Heads * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
06.) Steve Martin * Philosophy / Religion / College / Language * A Wild And Crazy Guy * Warner Bros. Records
07.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part I * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records

Part II: 

08.) Steve Martin * Philosophy / Religion / College / Language * A Wild And Crazy Guy * Warner Bros. Records
09.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian War Chant * Hawaii * London Records
10.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part III * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
11.) Royal Guardsmen * Snoopy vs. The Red Baron * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
12.) Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks * Origin of Words * 2000 and Thirteen * Warner Bros. Records
13.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
14.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part II * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records

Part III: 

15.) Ennio Morricone * Titoli (from “A Fistful of Dollars”) * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
16.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part IV * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
17.) Nation Lampoon * The Mel Brewer Show * Good-bye Pop * Epic Records
18.) Paul Clayton * The Girls Around Cape Horn * Whaling And Sailing Songs From The Days of Moby Dick * The Everest Record Group
19.) Rose and the Arrangement * The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
20.) The Trashmen * Surfin’ Bird * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
21.) Fred Blassie * Pencil Neck Geek * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
22.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part II * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
23.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part III * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records

HOUR 2

Part IV

24.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Espana Cani * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
25.) George Carlin * Commercials * Take-Offs & Put-Ons * Pickwick Records
26.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part IV * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
27.) The Dead Milkmen * The Big Sleazy * Metaphical Graffiti * Enigma Records
28.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part V * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records

Part V

29.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part VI * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
30.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part III * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
31.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hawaii * London Records
32.) Tom Leher * Oedipus Rex * An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer * Reprise Records
33.) Spike Jones and His City Slickers * You Always Hurt The One You Love * The Best of Spike Jones * RCA Records
34.) Monty Python * Rock Notes * Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album * Arista Records
35.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part V * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
36.) The Crewcuts * We’re Working Our Way Through College * Crewcuts On The Campus * Mercury Records
37.) The Rebel Force Band * Chewie The Rookie Wookie * Living In These Star Wars * Bonwhit Records

Part VI

38.) Ennio Morricone * Theme from “A Fistful of Dollars” * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
39.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part VII * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
40.) “Weird Al” Yankovic * I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead * “I Lost On Jeopardy” b/w “I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead” * Rock ‘n’ Roll Records
41.) The Blues Brothers * Rubber Biscuit * Briefcase Full of Blues * Atlantic Records
42.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part VI * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
43.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Cielo Andaluz [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
44.) Loudon Wainwright III * Dead Puppies * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
45.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part IV [Double Speed] * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records

Moon Voyage (#98)

Moon Voyage (#98)
(Originally aired 30 September 2010 on KPSU.)

This all-vinyl exploration of our journey to the moon only makes sense, in light of the impending alien invasion. But will we get there… and how? Find out as we play a number of records that are about our trip, and the difficulties we will encounter along the way.

Enjoy.

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Moon Voyage

This program contains samples for the Moon Voyage LP by Herb Galewitz, originally released on Sunset Records.

HOUR 1

Part I: Longer, Stranger

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Phantom Limb * Hovercraft * Experiment Below * Mute Records
03.) Manmtn * Thrones * Thrones * Kill Rock Stars Records
04.) Longer, Stranger * Universal Order of Armageddon * Universal Order of Armageddon * Gravity Records

Part II: Au Clair de la Lune

05.) Moon Diver * WILT * Nocturnal Requiem
06.) Black Sea * fennesz * Black Sea * Touch Records
07.) Pirates Mix * Bruce Gilbert * Meltaot / Souls On Board Split 12″ * Ash International Records
08.) One Lick Less * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars Records
09.) Au Clair de la Lune [1860] * Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville * Parlortone 7″ * Parlortone Records

Part III: It Never Stops

10.) Title Music From “A Clockwork Orange” * Walter Carlos * A Clockwork Orange: Music From The Soundtrack * Warner Bros. Records
11.) Hole-Workers At The Mercies of Nature: The Ultimate Disaster (Won’t You Keep Us Working? / First Warning / Back To Normality? / The Sky Falls! / Why Are We Crying? / The Tunnels Are Filling / It Never Stops) * The Residents * Mark Of The Mole * Ralph Records

HOUR 2

Part IV: Vote Fraud On The Moon Base

12.) Operating Room Of An Ancient Roman Doctor / The Slow Down / Flexible Skulls Flapping In Black Winds of Insect Agony [Excerpt] * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
13.) D: Contamination * Man… Or Astro-Man? * EEVIAC: Operational Index And Reference Guide, Including Other Modern Computational Devices * Touch and Go Records
14.) American Woman * Butthole Surfers * Rembrandt Pussyhorse * Touch & Go Records
15.) Big Eyed Beans From Venus * Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band * Clear Spot * Warner Bros. Records
16.) Vote Fraud On The Moon Base * Men’s Recovery Project * Resist The New Way * Vermiform Records

Part V: Stratosfear

17.) Stratosfear [Excerpt] * Tangerine Dream * Stratosfear * Virgin Records
18.) Pharaoh’s Dance * Miles Davis * Bitches Brew
19.) 3 [Excerpt] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records
20.) Favorite Things * John Coltrane * The Best Of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years * Impulse! Records

Part VI: Sister Ray

21.) Chemical Marriage * Mr. Bungle * Disco Volante * Plain Recordings
22.) Sister Ray [Excerpt] * Putting On The Ritz * White Light / White Heat * Hot Cup Records

Midnight Melodies For Nina (#95)

Midnight Melodies For Nina (#95)

This episode is entirely dedicated to my Aunt Nina, who is currently suffering from ALS. This is an incredibly awful disease, and many people suffer from it, not just famous scientists. If you would like to know more about ALS, or make a donation, then please visit: alsa.org.

This is a little bit of a break in format, but I don’t care. Nina loves the Beatles, and with that in mind, I do something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time: explore the catalog of the Beatles in more than just a casual way. I inherited my mom’s nearly-complete collection of USA Beatles records, and while I heard them growing up, and I heard them all throughout my life, I have never really “listened to” the Beatles in the way most people do. (My biggest exposure is through Don Joyce’s ‘Over The Edge.’) So, this was a good excuse to do a little research, listen to all of my mom’s LPs, and sort out which ones would be the best fit for Nina. Special thanks to her husband, Danny, for naming specific tunes that were her favorites. All of those made the final cut. Special thanks to everyone who also contributed suggestions. I didn’t realize how many of you out there have strong opinions about this band.

I may return to this subject eventually, as there is a lot to explore (and tons of weirdness in the Beatles catalog), but for now, here’s a simple show where I play a lot of Beatles songs for Nina, in the style of Breakfast With The Beatles (a show she loved), but not exactly the same way they would do it.

In the meantime, this one is personal, and for family. We’ll get back to the regular show soon enough.

Enjoy

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Midnight Melodies For Nina 

HOUR 1

Part I: I Wanna Hold Your Hand

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) And I Love Her (Instrumental) * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
03.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 1) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
04.) I Wanna Hold Your Hand * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
05.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 2) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
06.) Slow Down * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
07.) Strawberry Fields Forever * The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour * Capital Records (1967)

Part II: Roll Over Beethoven

08.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 3) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
09.) Roll Over Beethoven (Live) * The Beatles * Early Beatles 1 * Phoenix Records (1981)
10.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 4) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
11.) You Can’t Do That * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
12.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 5) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
13.) I Saw Her Standing There * The Beatles * Early Beatles 1 * Phoenix Records (1981)
14.) All You Need Is Love * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine * Apple Records (1969)

Part III: Tomorrow Never Knows

15.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 6) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
16.) If I Fell * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
17.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 7) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
18.) I’ll Follow The Sun * The Beatles * Beatles ‘65 * Capital Records (1964)
19.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 8) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
20.) Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)
21.) Tomorrow Never Knows * The Beatles * Revolver * Capital Records (1966)
22.) Her Majesty * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)

HOUR 2

Part IV: In My Life

23.) Hard Days Night * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
24.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 9) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
25.) In My Life * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
26.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 10) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
27.) Twist And Shout * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)

Part V: The Things We Said Today

28.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 11) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
29.) The Things We Said Today * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
30.) I’m Happy Just To Dance With You * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
31.) Little Child * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
32.) Long Tall Sally * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
33.) She Loves You * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
34.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 12) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
35.) Boys * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)
36.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 13) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)

Part VI: Good Night

37.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 14) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
38.) And I Love Her * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
39.) Revolution 9 * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
40.) Good Night * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
41.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 15) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)

 

 

 

I ATTRACT INANIMATE OBJECTS (by Arvo Zylo) (#94)

I ATTRACT INANIMATE OBJECTS (by Arvo Zylo) (#94)

Special guest DJ Arvo Zylo steps in this week to present an incredible mix that he made, specifically for this program. He’s certainly appeared on the program before, and I recently interviewed him for our sister program. His work has always fascinated me, as he is the kind of artist that truly creates work like no one else, and has an aesthetic that I really appreciate, that is not only strong, but incredible engaging. I was excited when he told me that he was working on a mix for my show, and when it was ready, I just had to share it with you.

The remainder of this program is a flashback to a couple of vinyl-only podcasts I did at the end of 2013 / beginning of 2014, and they felt like the perfect complement to his mix (and, more importantly, have not been aired on Mid-Valley Mutations, or terrestrial radio). We close with a new installment of Dimestore Radio Theater, something I’m always eager to get back to, but don’t always have the time for.

Thanks again to Arvo Zylo for the excellent mix. Hopefully we can do more stuff like this together in the future. Listen for the Judy Garland stuff if nothing else. It’s a hoot.

Enjoy!

Spinitron Playlist

 

I ATTRACT INANIMATE OBJECTS (by Arvo Zylo)

HOUR 1

Part I: I ATTRACT INANIMATE OBJECTS (by Arvo Zylo)*

01.) I ATTRACT INANIMATE OBJECTS * Arvo Zylo * I ATTRACT INANIMATE OBJECTS * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)

HOUR 2

Part II: Everything You Know Is Wrong (A Vinyl Solution) **

02.) Austin FM * Paco Jones * Austin FM * Self-Released (2016)
03.) Our Prayer * The Beach Boys * Smile * Capital Records (2011)
04.) ‘This Is Leonard Nimoy’ * Mutual Radio Theater * Programs For The Week of 12 May 1980 * Previously Unreleased (1980)
05.) Everything You Know Is Wrong * Firesign Theater * Everything You Know Is Wrong * Columbia Records (1974)
06.) The Great Imposter * The Piltdown Men * “The Great Imposter” b/w “Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone” * Capital Records (1961)
07.) Crazy… Crazy… * Perez Prado And His Orchestra * “Cuban Rock” b/w “Crazy… Crazy…” * RCA Victor (1955)
08.) Raunchy * Ernie Freeman * “Raunchy” b/w “Puddin'” * Imperial Records (1957)
09.) Sweet * Red Satyrs * No Hold Back… All Attack!!!: Twin Cities Hardcore Punk Rock & Roll * Self-Released (2002)

Part III: Everything You Know Is Wrong (A Vinyl Solution Part II) ***

10.) No Trespassing * The Ventures * “Perfidia” b/w “No Tresspassing” * Dolton Records (1960)
11.) Road Hog * Johnny Zorro * “Road Hog” b/w “Coesville” * Warner Bros. (1960)
12.) Dance To The Music * Sly & The Family Stone * “Dance To The Music” b/w “Let Me Hear It From You” * Epic Records (1967)
13.) Peter Gunn * Henry Mancini * The Music From Peter Gunn * RCA Victor (1959)
14.) Heroes & Villians * The Beach Boys * Smile * Capital Records (2011)
15.) Secret Agent Man * Johnny Rivers * “Secret Agent Man” b/w “You Dig” * Imperial Records (1966)

Part IV: Dimestore Radio Theater Presents

16.) The House That Time Forgot * Murder At Midnight * 16 August 1946 KFI Los Angeles (1946)

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* I ATTRACT INANIMATE OBJECTS (Arvo’s Playlist)

excerpt from Bible Stories (featuring Tim Curry as The Serpent)
Noah Creschevsky – Strategic Defense Initiative (excerpts)
Gangster Fun – Pure Sound, Pure Hogwash, Pure Amphetamines (excerpt)
The Fabs – That’s The Bag I’m In
Al Tijuana and his Jewish Brass – What Now My Love (excerpt)
Points of Friction – Spores of the Aquifer (excerpt)
Judy Garland – Obvious Nazi Machine / Plane Crash
Merle Haggard – I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
Broken Penis Orchestra – Floating In A Sea of Bliss
Tim Curry – Cold Cold World
Kangaroo Kourt – exerpt from Atmospheric Distortions of the Kangaroo Kourt
Mae West – Imaginary Love
Tom Waits – What Became of Old Father Craft
Tim Curry – Surabaya Johnny (excerpt)
Betty Hutton – You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun
Tiny Tim – The Ice Skater’s Song
John Wayne – Mis Raices Estan Aqui (My Roots Are Buried Here)
Clint Eastwood – Get Yourself Another Fool
Jim Nabors – Reincarnation
Butthole Surfers – Kuntz
Roger Miller – My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died
Casey Kasum – Blooper (edited)
Tim Curry – Sloe Gin (edited)
U.S. Maple – I’m Just A Bag
Fred Neil – That’s The Bag I’m In
Noah Creschevsky – Strategic Defense Initiative (excerpts)
Gangster Fun – Pure Sound, Pure Hogwash, Pure Amphetamines (excerpt)

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** Originally Appeared on “The State of The Podcast Address” aired 31 December 2013 on blasphuphmusradio.com.

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*** Originally Appeared on “The State of The Podcast Address” & “A Day Off From Work” aired 20 January 2014 on blasphuphmusradio.com.

 

 

 

 

Consonants & Vowels (A Vinyl Solution) (#45)

Consonants & Vowels (A Vinyl Solution) (#45)

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but the schedule lately has gotten crazy, and with good reason.  A lot of people want to play on the show, and I LOVE having guests, so the combination of the two has lead to a healthy calendar with a ton of amazing artists making a lot of noise on the radio.  I love it, of course.  But for some reason, no one was interested in today’s date.  What with a bunch of public shows too, this one really snuck up on me.  The only solution, as I saw it, was to bust out another Vinyl Solution.

The timing is sort of perfect.  Or, at least, worked out anyway.  My co-host and bandmate got sick during our last gig on Wednesday, and it was still lingering today.  But after I went through my records again and started thinking about what I wanted to play, it all worked out.  Humorously enough, I originally intended to mix up the vinyl with all sorts of other stuff, but when I got to the station, something about the vibe of the night left me to only play the records.  It figures.  That’s just how I am.

Of course, horridus decided to call in anyway, so up front we jam via the phone for a spell, and it actually sounded pretty good.  (He sent a photo of his “sick” rick that he put together for this, that you can see above.  And, I should mention, I mis-identify this item as the “newest” member of our group, and it is not.  But it still sounds good.)  Aside from his call, the rest of this show was pure vinyl, and that’s the way I like it.

There’s a whole lot more live music on the show coming up soon, just the way we like it, so consider this a little breather before we dive back into the mosh pit.  I, for one, cannot way.

Enjoy.

Spinitron Playlist

Consonants & Vowels

HOUR 1

Part I: Consonants & Vowels

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.)
03.) Cutter Magnolias * Blood Rhythms * Assembly * No Part Of It Records (2015)
04.) Theme From Consonants & Vowels * MKUltramegaphone * 31 March 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

Part II: You’re Welcome To Play

05.) Fete De La Patience / You’re Welcome To Play * Derek M Johnson * FKXMS * Aphonia Records (2011)
06.) Walking Through The Upside Down / She’ll Kill You * Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein * Stranger Things Volume One (A Netflix Original Series) * Lakeshore Records (2016)
07.) Abraxis Atticus * ARU * DPV3.5 * Captcha Records (2013)

Part III: Truth In Advertising

08.) Shitfaced Reynolds * Guyve * Delaying The Inevitable * Self-Released (2012)
09.) Don Haugen Lathe
10.) Truth In Advertising * Negativland * Truth In Advertising EP * Eerie Materials (1997)

HOUR 2

Part IV: The Smell of Burning Wires (Every Astronaut Fears)

11.) [Various Selections From Both Records Mashed-Up] * Paul Beaver & Bernard L. Krause * The Nonesuch Guide To Electronic Music * Nonsuch Records (1968)
12.) The Smell of Burning Wires Every Astronaut Fears * Men’s Recovery Project * Thank You For Killing Me EP * Paralogy Records (1997)
13.) [Various Selections] * Igor Stravinsky * The Rite of Spring * Nonesuch Records (1966) * Mashed-Up w/
14.) [Various Selections] * Bela Bartók * Divertimento For String Orchestra * Epic Records (1959) * Mashed-Up w/
15.) [Various Selections] * Gustav Holst * The Planets * RCA Records (1976) * Mashed-Up w/
16.) [Various Selections] * George Gershwin * The Gershwin Album * Columbia Recors (1973) * Mashed-Up w/
17.) [Various Selections] * Ornette Coleman * The Best of Ornette Coleman * Atlantic Records (1970)

Part V: Re-Volution (or, “The College Rock Block”)

18.) Revolution Part 1 / Revolution Part 2 * Butthole Surfers * Piouhgd * Rough Trade Records (1991)
19.) Sex Bomb * Flipper * Generic * Subterranean Records (1981)
20.) [Various Selections] * Don L. Hunter * OP&E 19 * Emerald Custom Sound Recording (1970)
21.) Christianity Is Stupid * Negativland * Escape From Noise * SST Records (1987)
22.) Kerosene * Big Black * Atomizer * Homestead Records (1986)

Part VI: Starting Over

23.) [Various Selections] * Don L. Hunter * OP&E 19 * Emerald Custom Sound Recording (1970) Mashed-Up w/
24.) Test And Balance Section * John Hall * Sounds Out Of This World * Omega Disc (1960)
25.) Day One * Enemymine * The Ice In Me * Up Records (2000)

Part VII: Dimestore Radio Theater Pilot

26.) The Orange Dog * The Adventures of Philip Marlowe * 22 January 1949 * NBC Radio (1949)

That’s Where The Music Comes From! (A Semi-Vinyl Solution w/ horridus and Uneasy Chairs) (#34)

img_4762That’s Where The Music Comes From! (A Semi-Vinyl Solution w/ horridus and Uneasy Chairs) (#34)

In this nearly-all-vinyl presentation, horridus of devilsclub and I raid our respective record collections and present a meditation on the origins of music itself, aided by Thurl Ravenscroft and some of the other talent in from the Disney studios back in their heyday.  But that’s not all!  We get an exotica re-mix, and three-way jazz throw-down, some gems from archive.org, and a phone call from Uneasy Chairs where Pat plays along live to the records we’re playing!  It’s a grab-bag of Mutated Goodness, this week on the program.

new-showWe were sad to have to reschedule Derek Johnson Love, who was supposed to play on the show this week, but with the insane weather lately, it was better that he wasn’t on the road.  And, when things like that occur, it’s nice to be able throw together something like this, where the usual rules of our program go out the window.

Both Uneasy Chairs and devilsclub are becoming regular fixtures on the program, and for that I am thankful.  Not only do they both really get the show, and enjoy what we do, but they add a nice texture and vibe to the program that really fits.  They are both welcome on the show any time they are in town, and it is always a pleasure to work with them.

But, that’s not what we’re hear for this week.  We’re here to learn!  So, sit back, put on your drinking caps, and discover the origins of music itself.

Enjoy.

Spinitron Playlist

 

That’s Where The Music Comes From!

Part I: The Love Nest

01.) A Child’s Introduction to Melody * CamarataBill Lee, Gloria Wood, Thurl Ravenscroft & Joseph S. Dubin * A Child’s Introduction to Melody * Disneyland Records (1964)
02.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
03.) Wire Trace / Epoxy [Excerpt] * Hovercraft * Experiment Below * Blast First / Mute Records (1998)
04.) The Love Nest * Herb Alpert * Herb Alpert’s Ninth  * A & M Records (1967)
05.) Katsumi Love Theme * Arthur Lyman * Taboo * Hi Fi Records (1958)
06.) Stone God * Martin Denny * Exotica… the exciting sounds of… Martin Denny * Liberty Records (1957)
07.) Ritual Fire Dance * Edmond de Luca & The Trans World Symphony Orchestra * Safari * Stereo Fidelity / Somerset Records (1958)
08.) 3Byku * Unicode * Kahvi Collective-Poems EP * archive.org (2002) (Notes: Location: Siberia; Quote from artist: “Unicode, another artist from the depths of Siberia, brings us a minimal offering – 2 tracks of quiet, atmospheric sounds, to put you into a calm, reflective mood…”

Part II: Uneasy Calls

09.) Miles Runs The Voodoo Down * Miles Davis * Bitches Brew * Columbia (1970)
10.) Ramblin’ * Ornette Coleman * The Best of Ornette Coleman * Atlantic Records (1970)
11.) Manifestation * John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali & Ray Appleton * The Best of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years, Vol. 2 * Impulse Records (1972)
12.) En la Alhambra / La Dolores / Estudiantina * Orquesta Popular de Madrid de la O.N.C.E. * One Hundred Guitars * Columbia Records (1959)
13.) hardcore * serocell * soft touch operation * archive.org (2002) [Quote from artist: “a series of pieces restricted to 20 seconds in duration.”]
14.) Live Guitar Accompaniment * Uneasy Chairs * Live Guitar Accompaniment * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
15.) yellowsnowflake * devilsclub w/ Uneasy Chairs * transpsychotic-express * Soundcloud.com (2015) [Pat Gundran: computerized verbiage and atmospheric synthesis; horridus: percussion, bass, synthesis and composition]

Part III: Battle of The Planets

14.) Trees * Mahalia Jackson * Great Songs of Love and Faith * Columbia Records (1962) 
15.) Battle of The Planets * godheadSilo * The Scientific Supercake L.P. * Kill Rock Stars (1994)
16.) myth universe * devilsclub * myth universe * soundcloud.com (2016) 

A New Year’s Vinyl Solution (#32)

img_4669A New Year’s Vinyl Solution (#32)

It’s been a while since my last All Vinyl show.   Part of the notion of Mid-Valley Mutations was this aesthetic of the cut-and-paste, and it is VERY hard to do that on a record, if you want the record to survive.  And, admittedly, there is a slightly bigger time commitment with LPs and whatnot.  I’m often in front of a computer, so it is easy to prepare material throughout the week.  But I’m not always in front of my record player, even though I would very much like to be.

There is also the condition of space and time.  I don’t have access to a studio where I can have three turntables running all at once, except in the studios at KMUZ.  There is a certain amount of “live” energy to a show like this that is not present elsewhere.  I’ve been attracted to records for my entire life, because the entire element of the listening experience, from pulling the album from the shelf to tucking it back afterward, has a charm to it that is unparalleled in other listening experiences.  While I have used them all, and each have their virtue, I have more records than anything else, and because of that, my biases easily show.

img_4670It is a bummer, then, that these All Vinyl shows are not more frequent.  But, that makes them all the more special.  I try to take my time, play things that are just as mutated as the rest of the program, and still give it a flavor of something that I usually deliver as part of the weekly show.  In that area, I believe I delivered.  While I’m always shocked at how few records get played during shows like this, I am thankful to have such a wealth of material to draw from.  Every time I enter a record show I think about the possibilities of playing my purchases on the radio, and to that end, my collection has only gotten better.  Hopefully, the proof is in the pudding.

For those of you who follow the MyFacester+ and the Blog, you may have noticed that this is not the show that was advertised.  While I was in the middle of producing the New Year’s Program, I was also in the process of moving my home and my studio to a new location.  On Christmas Day, our home was broken into at some point in the evening, and in the process, my studio and my wife’s home office were ran-sacked.  They took our computers, my mixer, banjo and guitar (among other things), our bicycles, our lawnmower, a pile of unmoved records, and a whole bunch of other meaningless items, both personal and sentimental.  We returned the day after Christmas, having spent the day with family, to find our house trashed and anything of value gone.  It was a horrifying experience, not to mention that we had to then clean the place after they overturned our carefully packed boxes.

Suffice it to say, that New Year’s show was never finished, and may never be, depending on the state of our hard drives that they (thankfully) left behind.  In the meantime, while I hate to plug something like this in this way, if you are thinking, “this is awful, and I’d like to help,” then I ask that you do either one of the following:

Donate to the YouCaring Page that Julie Eaton (music editor at The Salem Weekly) set up, where you can help us get some money so we can replace some of what was stolen.

or

Send a care package to Mid-Valley Mutations, if money is not in your means.  To be honest, some of my favorite records were stolen, and while the bulk was moved before the break-in, there are many that I keep re-noticing are gone.  And, considering the financial loss, it will be a while before I am able to buy new records.  If you can, maybe send a little music my way?  I could use the smile, and it will find a way onto the show, certainly. (Check the contact page if you want to send something in.)

Even in light of this, I’m trying to remain optimistic and look to the future.  We have some great shows coming up, and 2017 can only get better.  Mid-Valley Mutations has had a very good year, and we hope that we can continue that into the next.  Transitions are hard, change is scary, and moving on is very hard.  I’m hoping that with a little radio diversion, we can all find a way to think about what’s to come without panicking.

Thanks to everyone who supports the show, and listens from home.  It is for you I do this, and from you that I draw hope.  You are wonderful, you are beautiful, and without you, there would be no show.

Here’s to 2017, and beyond.

Enjoy.

Spinitron Playlist

A New Year’s Vinyl Solution

Part I: Our Globe

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) The Story of Mr. World * Lowell Thomas Jr. * The Story of Mr. World: The World’s Only Talking Globe Volume 1 * Replogle Globes, Inc. (1962)
03.) Coarse Land * Blood Rhythms * Assembly * No Part Of It (2015)
04.) Untitled I * L.A. Lungs * Rrest * Debacle Records (2014)

Part II: The Astronaut

05.) The Often Re-Entry Forming An Exit Strategy * Expo ’70 * Expo ’70 / Plankton Wat Split 12” * Debacle Records (2013)
06.) Weissensee * Neu! * Neu! * Billingsgate Records (1972)
07.) Glide * Fennesz * Black Sea * Touch Records (2008)
08.) I Remember Us Naked (blues version) * Post-Materialists * I Remember Us Naked (blues version) * Naked Ragin’ Records (2011)

Part III: The Story of Mr. World

09.) Despite The Water Supply Part 1 * Jim O’Rourke * Despite The Water Supply * Touch (2008)
10.) Texas Cedarwood (beauty hype suite 1) * Zac Nelson * Charbroile * Debacle Records (2012)
11.) Moonchild including The Dream and The Illusion * King Crimson * In The Court of The Crimson King * Atlantic Records (1969)
12.) Moving * Rust Ionics * Moving/Pictures * Colour Sound Recordings / Outer Limits / Quodlibet Recordings (2006)
13.) Side Effects Of Being Tired * Unwound * Challenge For A Civilized Society * Kill Rock Stars (1998)
14.) Jan. 1st * Tit Wrench * Temporarily Committed For Life * Vinyl Communications (1992)

The Grumpy Punk (A MOSTLY Vinyl Solution) (#5.5)

flierThe Grumpy Punk (A MOSTLY Vinyl Solution) (#5.5)

I cover for Punk Rock with Dropkick Karen on KMUZ, with predictable results.

When I moved to Eugene in 1994, I was a fan of The Clash, Nirvana, and pretty much anything “alternative” and “rock.”  But very quickly, I met kiisu & Colin, we formed a band, I was given a Germs tape, and I’ve been a life-long fan every since.  My LPs skew heavily toward punk and rock, and when Karen asked me to cover, I jumped at the chance.

Shows like this are fun.  Bring a huge batch of records, turn them up loud, and spin.  Hopefully, when you put this on, you’ll see what I mean.

Enjoy!

 

Spinitron Playlist

 

 

The Grumpy Punk

01.) Kick Out The Jams * MC5 * “Kick Out The Jams” b/w “Motor City Is Burning” * Elektra (1969)
02.) Louise * Satan’s Rats * “You Make Me Sick” b/w “Louise” * Overground Records (1978)
03.) World War III * The Rats * The Rats * Mississippi Records / Little Axe Records (2008)
04.) Stukas Over Disneyland * The Dickies * Stukas Over Disneyland * Jem Records (1983)
05.) The Thing That Only Eats Hippies * The Dead Milkmen * Eat Your Paisley * Restless Records (1986)

06.) Fireball * Xiphoid Process * Xiphoid Process / /root_DIR Split Cassette * They/Them Records (2016)
07.) Life In A Bottle * Rich Kids On LSD * The Best of RKL on Mystic Records * Mystic Records (1989)
08.) ‘Merica * /root_DIR * EP * bandcamp.com (2013)
09.) I Hate The Rich * The Dils * What Stuff * Iloki Records (1990)
10.) Dancing Shoes * The Murder City Devils * Empty Bottles Broken Hearts * Sub Pop Records (1998)
11.) Because I Do * X * Under The Big Black Sun * Elektra Records (1982)
12.) Romeo * The Wipers * Over The Edge * Braineater Records (1983)

13.) I Sing!  The Body Cybernetic! * Servotron * Entertainment Program For Humans (Second Variety) * Lookout! Records (1998)
14.) Ba ba ba ba ba * The Mr. T Experience * Love Is Dead * Lookout! Records (1995)
15.) Cool Kids * Screeching Weasel * Bark Like A Dog * Fat Wreck Chords (1996)
16.) Forty Eight * Straightjacket * Modern Thieves * Jonny Cat Records (2005)
17.) Mixtape * JJCnV * Brainiac Handsome * Flab Fjord (2012)
18.) #1 Hit Song * Minutemen * Double Nickles On The Dime * SST Records (1984)
19.) Tomorrow * Crimpshrine * “Sleep, What’s That?” EP * Lookout! Records (1988)

The Speckled Band (A Vinyl Solution) (#5)

92821537The Speckled Band (A Vinyl Solution) (#5)

If you were born in 1975 – like I was – then you have seen a number of new media get developed, put on the market, be declared obsolete when the new format comes around, and within 10 years after that, becomes cool and retro so that all the hipsters have something to obsess over.  Growing up, my parents had thousands of records, and eventually, bought a reel-to-reel player / recorder, a dual cassette deck, and by the time I was in High School, a CD Player.  I learned how to handled records and tapes early; how to clean the discs and the stylus, and how to store them.  I was never very great with my own stuff over the years, but these formative experiences turned me into the record collector I became when I took the four LPs I had with me to Eugene, met The Ramen City Kid, and began searching through record stores looking for something that I could never adequately describe to others.

In the time since I’ve acquired a few thousand records, not to mention a ridiculous number of tapes and CDs, too.  But the LPs have been the primary focus, a place I’ve sunk a ton of money and energy into, and place that gives me happiness and excitement.  I love sitting around listening to records, and if I could, I would probably just do that and read comics all day, every day, and find myself a fairly happy man.

Since the beginning I’ve incorporated actual records into my shows, and in 1998, it didn’t seem that odd that you would mix your show between whatever available formats you had.  But as the years went on, I found that the radio booths I would enter had fewer and fewer records in them, and eventually I got to the point where I had to bring my own needles – and, in some cases, turntables – if I wanted to play records.  As is often the case, the younger generations don’t realize the value of the older technologies until they experience them first-hand themselves, and I was often the person that had to remind people that there were a few of us that love music, in all its forms.

IMG_9022While it was not my first all-vinyl show, the first time I did A Vinyl Solution was in the Summer of 2009, and ever since I try to fit one in from time to time, to offer listeners a chance to hear some of the records that might get lost behind the iPod and the general disconnection we have between the music we enjoy and the physical world around us.  That isn’t to say that you can’t have a meaningful experience with digital music, or even music that you hear “over the air.”  But there is something about the physical origins of the media that adds a little something special to the blend, and gives these shows a presence that isn’t the same as when I prepare everything on the computer in advance.

The biggest challenge with doing these all-vinyl shows is, of course, logistics.  While I brought in a third record player to help offset the limitations of two turntables, there were still a few hair-raising moments as I’m trying to balance the mix, fidelity, and the next track all while trying not to sweat too badly.  Please forgive a few skips and imperfections.  It is, of course, the way you can tell that these shows are live.

Basil Rathbone’s performances as Sherlock Holmes has cemented him as one of the actors associated with that character, and the LPs he made with Caedmon Records reveals what a fantastic voice this incredible performer had.  His voice not only lends itself to the radio quite well, but delivers a great story in a form that is largely lost to modern audiences.  It makes sense to mix this with plenty of other records, as he is not only a great fixture in my record collection, but a great cultural figure, too.

Enjoy!

 

Spinitron Playlist

 

The Speckled Band
(A Sherlock Holmes Story, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & read by Basil Rathbone)

Part I: “There seemed to be no obstacle to our happiness.”

01.) Heaven And Hell (Part 2) [Excerpt 5] * Vangelis * Heaven And Hell * RCA (1975)
02.) The Adventure of The Speckled Band * Basil Rathbone * Stories of Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1  * Caedmon Records
03.) metalized excitements of our shared dreams of technology [Excerpt] * Tärr * Tärr / Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III split * oms-b.org (2010)
04.) nine thousand and second amaranth shower [Excerpt] * Yellow Crystal Star * Rainbow Bridge to Nonlocality: Myriad Forms of You * oms-b.org (2010)

 

Part II: “A low, clear whistle.”

05.) Live At Café Oto [Excerpt] * Souls On Board * Meltaot / Souls On Board Split * Ash International (2010)
06.) Leading the Deer and Monoceros Through the Disintegrating Forest Mriga Marga [Excerpt] * Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III * Tärr / Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III split * oms-b.org (2010)
07.) Piece 7 (Excerpt) * ALTO! * ALTO! * Raheem Records (2012)
08.) Cocoon [Exerpt] * Brown * Lepidoptera * Anarchymoon Recordings (2010)

 

Part III: “I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket.”

09.) The Fallow Field of Vision [Exerpt] * Dull Knife * Dull Knife * Debacle Records (2011)
10.) Invisible Limits [Excerpt] * Tangerine Dream * Stratosfear * CBS Records (1976)

 

I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show

Firesign Theater
Firesign Theater “I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus”

I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show
(Featuring a selection of novelty and comedy records for a two-hour, Dr. Demento-inspired presentation.  Originally broadcast on 26 June 2011.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/09/22/i-think-were-all-bozos-on-this-show

Of course, every boy remembers the first time he is handed a Dr. Demento tape by one of his friends.  In my case, I was lucky enough to have already been hip to “Weird Al,” but knowing that there was some weirdo out there that collected oddball songs – and the fact that there were that many oddball songs out there to collect – was somewhat of an epiphany for me (as I’m sure it is for almost all 12 year old boys).  While hip, cool, punk, indie, and everything in-between has come and gone, I have never been able to shake the desire to hear a song that is pretty perverse, and probably something that will get me in trouble if repeated in polite company.

In a way, Rock ‘n’ Roll itself is the ultimate in Novelty, a crude and lewd idea of what music is that has been passed down and re-envisioned in every imaginable permutation.  And there is a certain amount of need to love weirdness and the strange when innudated with the mediocrity that passes for pop music.  Like with many other interesting forms of music, the old-fashioned novelty song has died with 8 Track, and viral videos has almost completely replaced a world that people like Dr. Demento used to fill.  But I never get tired of a jokey song, and it was with this in mind that I decided to do a two-hour Vinyl Solution and pack it full of every comedy album I’ve got.

I have to admit: this one did not go entirely according to plan.  In the last few months, my show has been entirely overrun with repeats and live bands.  I haven’t been behind the board for a live DJ show in a while.  On top of that, it has been even longer since I did an all-vinyl show.  While my heart was in it, I am clearly out of practice.  I’ve heard better mixes, but on the whole it gets better if you can get into the rhythm of it.  It’s supposed to be the kind of thing you would never normally hear on the radio.  Mistakes fall into that category, right?

There are three records that I drew heavily from for this particular episode: The Firesign Theater’s I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus, (a record I found in a box in the back of a junk shop), Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time (this particular volume focuses on “The ’70’s”), and to a lesser extent, Goofy Greats (a K-tel record that has a lot of classic novelty records, reproduced in as shitty a way as possible).  I recently found not one, but TWO pieces of Firesign vinyl in local stores, and from the moment I found them I knew I had to do a comedy show so I could feature it.  I only made it through side 1 of that Firesign record, so expect a follow-up very soon.

It is nice to get back into the swing of things, even if this show did come on a Sunday, instead of a Saturday.  (Personal scheduling problems caused me to miss Saturday, but as luck would have it, I was asked to cover for Hogwash, so it all balanced out.)  Expect more theme shows, and other such fun, as the summer progresses.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have more Steve Martin records to listen to.

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I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show

01.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part I * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
02.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * La Virgen De La Macarena * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
03.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * El Relicario [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
04.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 001 Part II * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
05.) Barnes & Barnes * Fish Heads * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
06.) Steve Martin * Philosophy / Religion / College / Language * A Wild And Crazy Guy * Warner Bros. Records
07.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian War Chant * Hawaii * London Records
08.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part III * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
09.) Royal Guardsmen * Snoopy vs. The Red Baron * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
10.) Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks * Origin of Words * 2000 and Thirteen * Warner Bros. Records
11.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
12.) Ennio Morricone * Titoli (from “A Fistful of Dollars”) * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
13.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part IV * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
14.) Nation Lampoon * The Mel Brewer Show * Good-bye Pop * Epic Records
15.) Paul Clayton * The Girls Around Cape Horn * Whaling And Sailing Songs From The Days of Moby Dick * The Everest Record Group
16.) Rose and the Arrangement * The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
17.) The Trashmen * Surfin’ Bird * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
18.) Fred Blassie * Pencil Neck Geek * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
19.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part II * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
20.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Espana Cani * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
21.) George Carlin * Commercials * Take-Offs & Put-Ons * Pickwick Records
22.) The Dead Milkmen * The Big Sleazy * Metaphical Graffiti * Enigma Records
23.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part V * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
24.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part III * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
25.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hawaii * London Records
26.) Tom Leher * Oedipus Rex * An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer * Reprise Records
27.) Spike Jones and His City Slickers * You Always Hurt The One You Love * The Best of Spike Jones * RCA Records
28.) Monty Python * Rock Notes * Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album * Arista Records
29.) The Crewcuts * We’re Working Our Way Through College * Crewcuts On The Campus * Mercury Records
20.) The Rebel Force Band * Chewie The Rookie Wookie * Living In These Star Wars * Bonwhit Records
21.) Ennio Morricone * Theme from “A Fistful of Dollars” * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
22.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part VI * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
23.) “Weird Al” Yankovic * I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead * “I Lost On Jeopardy” b/w “I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead” * Rock ‘n’ Roll Records
24.) The Blues Brothers * Rubber Biscuit * Briefcase Full of Blues * Atlantic Records
25.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Cielo Andaluz [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
26.) Loudon Wainwright III * Dead Puppies * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
27.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part IV [Double Speed] * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records

KPSU Playlist

Moon Voyage

Moon Voyage
Moon Voyage

Moon Voyage
(Featuring an audio journey to our neighbor in the sky.  Originally broadcast on 30 September 2010 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/08/18/moon-voyage

Enjoy!

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Moon Voyage

HOUR 1

01.) Phantom Limb * Hovercraft * Experiment Below * Mute Records
02.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 1] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
03.) Manmtn * Thrones * Thrones * Kill Rock Stars Records
04.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 2] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
05.) Longer, Stranger * Universal Order of Armageddon * Universal Order of Armageddon * Gravity Records

06.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 3] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
07.) Black Sea * fennesz * Black Sea * Touch Records
08.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 4] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
09.) Pirates Mix * Bruce Gilbert * Meltaot / Souls On Board Split 12″ * Ash International Records
10.) One Lick Less * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars Records
11.) Au Clair de la Lune [1860] * Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville * Parlortone 7″ * Parlortone Records

12.) Title Music From “A Clockwork Orange” * Walter Carlos * A Clockwork Orange: Music From The Soundtrack * Warner Bros. Records
13.) Hole-Workers At The Mercies of Nature: The Ultimate Disaster (Won’t You Keep Us Working? / First Warning / Back To Normality? / The Sky Falls! / Why Are We Crying? / The Tunnels Are Filling / It Never Stops) * The Residents * Mark Of The Mole * Ralph Records

HOUR 2

14.) Operating Room Of An Ancient Roman Doctor / The Slow Down / Flexible Skulls Flapping In Black Winds of Insect Agony [Excerpt] * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
15.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 5] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
16.) D: Contamination * Man… Or Astro-Man? * EEVIAC: Operational Index And Reference Guide, Including Other Modern Computational Devices * Touch and Go Records
17.) American Woman * Butthole Surfers * Rembrandt Pussyhorse * Touch & Go Records
18.) Big Eyed Beans From Venus * Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band * Clear Spot * Warner Bros. Records
19.) Vote Fraud On The Moon Base * Men’s Recovery Project * Resist The New Way * Vermiform Records

20.) Stratosfear [Excerpt] * Tangerine Dream * Stratosfear * Virgin Records
21.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 6] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
22.) Pharaoh’s Dance * Miles Davis * Bitches Brew
23.) 3 [Excerpt] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records
24.) Favorite Things * John Coltrane * The Best Of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years * Impulse! Records

25.) Chemical Marriage * Mr. Bungle * Disco Volante * Plain Recordings
26.) Sister Ray [Excerpt] * Putting On The Ritz * White Light / White Heat * Hot Cup Records

KPSU Playlist

The Executive Version

The Executive Version
The Executive Version

The Executive Version
(Featuring a carefully chosen selection of novelty recordings, exquisitely arranged and presented for a person of your discerning taste. Originally broadcast on 5 November 2011 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/07/14/the-executive-version

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Here is the horrible truth: I’m am perpetually 12 years old.  Then again, most of us are, but when I see a record that has a novelty song on it, I buy it.  That’s just the way I am.  While Halloween has offered a lot of opportunities to work funny, it has only recently occurred to me to really work this angle of my sense of humor on this show.  These are records I never really get to feature on this show, and I love getting a chance to lay out a good set that runs though this ragged, strange, and wonderful area of vinyl recordings.

There are weird things you can find on records that YouTube and CDs just don’t offer.  Fortunately, I had with me in the studio a lot of like minded folks who like a good Garage stomper as much as a guffaw.  Again, this features mostly new-ish stuff to my collection, but a few classics surfaced (Billy & The Boingers, Monty Python, etc.), but much of this hour is very new to me.  I was pleased to locate such a great a diverse batch of wax, and while I will try to lay off the weirdness for the next few shows, I can’t deny how much fun this show was.

See you in seven!

The Executive Version

Part I: The Executive Version
01.) The Executive Version * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
02.) My Prayer * Lionel Hampton * Golden Vibes
03.) I Yam What I Yam * Robin Williams & Harry Nillson * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Popeye
04.) Erie Canal * Oscar Brand * Bawdy Songs & Backroom Ballads Vol. 2 * Audio Fidelity Records
05.) Headlines * George Carlin * On The Road * Atlantic Records

Part II: The Annoucement
05.) The Announcement * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
06.) Them From “Helen Of Troy” * Les Baxter * 7″
07.) I Hate The 90’s * Rodney And The Tube Tops * 7″
08.) U-Stink-But-I-(Heart)-U * Billy And The Boingers * “I’m A Boinger” b/w “U-Stink-But-I-(Heart)-U” 7″
09.) Nature Trail To Hell (In 3-D) * “Weird A” Yankovic * In 3-D
10.) Let’s Do The Pretzel * Mad “Twists” Rock ‘n’ Roll * Big Top Records
11.) Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron * The Royal Guardsmen * 7″
12.) Tiptoe Through The Tuplips * Tiny Tim * 7″

Part III: Reginald Vast Deference
13.) This Is Side Two! * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
14.) Voodoo Suite [Excerpt Part I] * Pérez Prado * Voodoo Suite
15.) Bright College Days * Tom Lehrer * An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer
16.) How Much Is That Doggy In The Window? * Patti Page
17.) Beep Beep * The Playmates
18.) Voodoo Suite [Excerpt Part II] * Pérez Prado * Voodoo Suite
19.) The End Of The World * Beyond The Fringe

The Way-Back Machine!

The Way-Back Machine
The Way-Back Machine

The Way-Back Machine!
(Featuring  The Grumpy Punk Part VIII, and Vinyl Solution Part VI; presenting Garage Blues gems from the psychedelic side of things.  Originally broadcast on 5 November 2011 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/05/26/the-way-back-machine

As the resident Grumpy Punk of this show, I find it important to hold fast to strongly held opinions about music without considering them too quickly or rationally.  And in doing my research for the History Lesson shows, I felt that it was really important to reiterate how important the ’60’s were in terms of setting up the musical milieu that made punk rock possible.  One of the many and varied ingredients was undoubtedly the Blues Rock movement that influenced everyone from The Animals, The Blues Project, The Blues Magoos, and a number of other groups that all moved in that direction.

As I hoped to illustrate in this hour, the bands that adopted this genre recorded loud, anarchic stompers that shook the walls, the audience, and listeners at home.  While I can’t say that these records are the only things that led to the eventually genre that spread in the ’70’s, these albums definitely exhibit early warning signs.  By entering the Way-Back Machine, and using an all-vinyl source to do it, I was hoping to create a case for this being some of the punk music of that particular decade.  Of course, to really follow this line of thinking to its most logical extent, I would need the albums compiled by the geniuses behind the Back From The Grave series of CD reissues.  However, I had to do the best I could with what I had.

This was the first part of two sequential Vinyl Solution shows, the send of which features Novelty Recordings.  You can find more information about this show in this post.  This was part of a larger concept, in that I wanted to feature a lot of the newer records I’ve scored in my various shopping adventures.  Since my purchases as of late have been vacillating between garage records and novelty recordings, I felt that two shorter shows may be the best way to accomplish this.  It only just so happened that I was able to weave a couple of nice audio essay into these two hours.  Special thanks to Miss Rikki of Closet Radio, Rita, and Cornelius for hanging out during this hour.  DJing records is a lot of work, and it was nice to have the company as I was trying to stay on task.

See ya in seven.

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The Way-Back Machine

01.) I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes * The Blues Project
02.) The 2000 Pound Bee, Part 2 * The Ventures (played at the wrong speed)
03.) Boom Boom * The Animals
04.) Rock Me Baby * Blue Cheer
05.) Motor City Is Burning * MC5

06.) Move It * The Chantays
07.) Drivin’ Blues * Frijid Pink
08.) Blackout Of Gretely * Gonn
09.) Talk Talk * The Music Machine
10.) Success Story * The Who
11.) School’s Out * Alice Cooper

12.) The 2000 Pound Bee, Part 1 * The Ventures
13.) The Nile Song * Pink Floyd
14.) Tobacco Road * The Blues Magoos
15.) Psychotic Reaction * The Count Five

16.) Pipeline * The Chantays
17.) Rock And Roll * The Velvet Underground

Vinyl Solution

On Wax
On Wax

Vinyl Solution
(A show where I played only 12″ records.  Originally broadcast on 8 August 2009 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/05/05/vinyl-solution-part-i

Who doesn’t like sitting around, listening to a big stack of records? I know I do.

I had a lot of fun with this one, and hope it’s just as fun to listen to, too.

See ya in seven.

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Vinyl Solution.

01.) On The Scene * The Tiki Tones
02.) Time Out For Fun * Devo
03.) Open Your Eyes * Lords Of The New Church
04.) Born In Xixax * Nina Hagen
05.) Rosemary * The Dickies
06.) Do The Brown Nose * The Dead Milkmen

07.) Experiment In Terror * Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
08.) She Cracked * The Modern Lovers
09.) Surrender * Cheap Trick
10.) Ruby Tuesday * The Rolling Stones
11.) Jump Into The Fire * Harry Nilsson

12.) Fallout! * Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
13.) You Were Right * Built To Spill
14.) Nothing Is True * The Jim Carroll Band
15.) The Peter Gunn Theme * Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
16.) Tugena * The Dead Milkmen