Rhubarb Cake, 11/11/99, 9 AM-noon on WFMU
hosted by Douglas
Traitors of foreign wars background music: S.E.T.I.: Above Black reading from Rebecca West, The New Meaning Of Treason Thingy: Big Dumb Animal Rob Crow boils it all down to a few sad quiet lines Pita: Get Out 3 like an orchestra strained through a space-warp Gordons: Future Shock hammering four notes through an invisible wall The White Shark: This Is Emergency the sixth sick synth's sixth shark's sick Edwin Starr: Stop The War Now "enough wool's been sheared by the stupid and the weird"--Raw Sex Pure Energy Dieselhed: Wipe Down The Vinyl trying to see the light side: Thai food! Jack Brothers: India swinging glam-punk takes on Coltrane, everybody wins Blossom Toes: When The Alarm Clock Rings when they wake, they're still in a dream Etienne Charry: Rayé du Bottin and 30 years later the dream might blur and electronify into this Electronic: Radiation guitars that act like sequencers and vice versa Jodi: The Congress guitars that act like mumbled philosophical meditations and vice versa Misha Mengelberg/Ab Baars/Thomas Heberer: set 1, recorded live at Tonic 11/10/99 by engineer Jerry Fabris The Flames: Stand Up And Be Counted psychedelic identity-politics funk on People; note: not "Famous" Charles Brown Superstar: Beestung Remix always makes me think the singer is a shamaness, chanting backwards Raoul Hausmann: Soundreel and for all I know these actually are backwards incantations Guided By Voices: Gold Star For Robot Boy melody first, meaning and everything else way behind Leadfoot: Redline BUTT-ROCK!!!!!!!!! Louis Prima & Keely Smith: Basta yes yes, that's very nice, now enough already Yximalloo: July Sky so... this is what you call a "sky," huh? The Handsome Family: Drunk By Noon possibly the grimmest country song ever written Misha Mengelberg/Ab Baars/Thomas Heberer: set 2, recorded live at Tonic 11/10/99 by engineer Jerry Fabris I.K. Dairo, MBE & the Blue Spots: Omo Lanke the origins of Afropop, on whatever equipment they could scrounge DJ Scud: Jungle Warrior in the sense of swinging a machete at anything that moves Dubreq: 1 the thickets in Scotland are not nearly so dense The Mekons: I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own) but some Brits have machetes of their own to swing Pete Townshend: Call Me Lightning grinding an axe so quietly it sounded like a feather Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band: Veteran's Day Poppy an endlessly chewy poppy-seed bagel of a song
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