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Music of all kinds that hits me in the pit of my stomach, all arranged to find your sweet spot, too. Plus radio shows from the 1940s & 1950s: dramas, mysteries, sci-fi, detectives, and more.

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Options December 9, 2007: Show 191: filling in for Evan (listen to entire show / each individual set / each individual song)

Show time: 3 AM - 6 AM

The start and end times for each individual set and each individual song are exact.

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(*** = special)

Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
 
Set 1: from quiet to shoegazer. (Listen to this set: Real)
Roy Montgomery  London Is Swinging By His Neck (instrumental version) (CD 1, track 10) (Listen: Real)   Options Inroads: New And Collected Works  Rebis  Slow and spare phat western guitar over sort of shimmery hurdy-gurdy sounds, very relaxing.   
UNKLE  Price You Pay (track 6) (Listen: Real)   Options War Stories  Surrender All  Soft and melancholic even in rock periods, big but slightly muffled sound.   
Lycia  Surrender (track 18) (Listen: Real)   Options The Burning Circle And Then Dust  Silber  Darkish feel, floaty, slow.  ***  
White Hills  Air Waves (track 2) (Listen: Real)   Options Glitter Glamour Atrocity  (no label)  Warm and often soft, dark, synthy, rock / psych / experimental, relaxed tempo.   
Sun Dial  Slow Motion (track 11) (Listen: Real)   Options Shards Of God  Acme  A shoegazer psych rock ballad, slow-ish tempo.   
John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers  The Super-Natural (track 11) (Listen: Real)   Options A Hard Road  London  Beautiful instrumental psych rock ballad, from 1967. Peter Green does the spectacular guitar.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 2: from experimental to beats-y. (Listen to this set: Real)
Yma Sumac  Chuncho (track 14) (Listen: Real)   Options Recital: Live In Romania 1961  ESP  More Spanish-feel reverbed spaciness from Yma, fairly quiet.  ***  
Tuxedomoon  Soup Du Jour (track 3) (Listen: Real)   Options Bardo Hotel Soundtrack  Made To Measure  Druggy and muddy, atmospheric, avanty aspects.   
The Jesus Trip  The Problem (track 5) (Listen: Real)   Options The Morning Star  Bottled Rag  Beats-y, easy, kind of twisted and hallucinatory, even dreamy, pretty drugged out.   
Alan Vega  Devastated (track 11) (Listen: Real)   Options Station  Blast First  "Dead on! Destruction!"...."How's the future gonna play out for our kids? Devastated!" Great loud. And part of a really fine album.  ***  
Volt  Man On The Ground (track 6) (Listen: Real)   Options Volt  In The Red  Catchy and choppy.   
Alan Vega  Gun God Game (track 6) (Listen: Real)   Options Station  Blast First  Intriguing and hallucinatory instrumentation. Great loud.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 3: the old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real)
Radio City Playhouse  The Promise   Options (no title)  (no label)  Originally aired September 18, 1948.

The story: a domineering, evil husband has an accident and breaks his back, which only makes things worse. Can his wife stand up to him? And what about those voices in her head that keep telling her to kill him? Of course, he breaks his promise not to be cruel to her and, per his oath, is struck dead in bed. Semi trashy, campy and just a little hallucinatory.

On from 1948 to 1950, Radio City Playhouse featured solid dramas, often with veterans of New York stage and radio (remember: there was no TV then!). Shows were often written by well known writers of fantasy and suspense, such as Ray Bradbury, Cornell Woolrich, and Agatha Christie. Shows often turned "on life and death situations, with strong male-female roles." (John Dunning, The Encylcopedia Of Old-Time Radio)
 
 
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 4: psych, from quiet to psych rock. (Listen to this set: Real)
Zelienople  Bird's Face (track 8) (Listen: Real)   Options Stone Academy  Digitalis Industries  Gentle, slow, ballad-like, dark and atmospheric.   
Brother JT & Vibrolux  Never Never (track 2) (Listen: Real)   Options Doomsday  Siltbreeze  Calmer start, a psych rock ballad, some shimmer and beautiful sounds.   
Warlocks  So Paranoid (track 3) (Listen: Real)   Options Heavy Deavy Skull Lover  Tee Pee  Easy and soft -> easy and warm psych rock, melody sounds romantic and like a love song, shoegazer stuff, alright.  ***  
Vocokesh  Eddie's Freakout (track 7) (Listen: Real)   Options All This And Hieronymous Bosch  Strange Attractors  Slow and bit druggy, sitar in mix, fine psych rock, best at lower volume.   
Sun Dial  Nova (track 8) (Listen: Real)   Options Acid Yantra  Acme  Psych rock, easy- start, Magical Mystery-like vocals and feel.   
Overhang Party  Kizashi (CD 1, track 5, faded out around -7:00) (Listen: Real)   Options Live Before And After 2004 - 2006  Musik Atlach  More fine stuff from Overhang Party, fine guitar.   
White Hills  Love Serve Remember (track 7, faded out at -5:40) (Listen: Real)   Options Glitter Glamour Atrocity  (no label)  Dark and heavy psych rock.  ***  
Overhang Party  Tokyo Zero-Fighter (CD 1, track 2) (Listen: Real)   Options Live Before And After 2004 - 2006  Musik Atlach  Sustained & warm psych rock, easy and swirly under.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 5. (Listen to this set: Real)
Beto Villa  Salvador (track 2) (Listen: Real)   Options Father Of Orquesta Tejana - Vol. 1  Arhoolie  Mellow, sweet, and also a bit woozy. This CD: stuff from 1948 - 1954. From the liner notes: "Villa's orchestra was the only nationally successful Latino band mixing the American big band era sound with Mexican rather than Cuban music and adding a Chicano-Norteno flare to it."   
Alfredo Linares y su Sonora  Cool (track 11) (Listen: Real)   Options Gozalo! Bugalu Tropical  Vampi Soul  Peruvian boogaloo fever from the late 1960s.   
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band  Manharu Chingamare (track 4) (Listen: Real)   Options Hallelujah Chicken Run Band  Alula  Sweet and reverbed African rock from the 1970s.  ***  
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   

Listener comments!

  Sun. 12/9/07 4:00am Prince Cobra:

great tunes.
  Sun. 12/9/07 4:55am The Toothpaste Moose, Mints His Flavor:

minty, the moose likes, and i the antler like also
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:06am (mta) Tony:

Can someone tell me where on this playlist are we at the moment? Loved that previous song, but what was it? Kinda frustrating to not know where we're at this point in time. Is this is what I get for tuning in late? C'mon guys, where are we now? Cool tumes, Andrew!!
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:09am The Toothpaste Moose, Mints His Flavor:

the sitar is doing me nice, and feedback, tops
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:10am The Toothpaste Moose, Mints His Flavor:

Vocokesh-Eddies Freakout
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:13am shirl:

Cherbourg has finally got connected and now we can enjoy you live. thanks for turning a wet miserable sunday into something else.
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:27am (mta) Tony:

Thank you, Andrew! What an awesome playlist this morning. Thanks for putting me in place. Happy Holidaze!
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:39am (mta) Tony:

Can anyone tell me why the noisier, more distorted, most scratchy, most obnoxious songs are the favorites of fmu listeners? What is wrong with us? Love this stuff, Andrew. Gonna have to catch the show again from the start on the archive.
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:44am Andrew:

Tony: don't forget that I'll have the exact start and end times of each song and each set up in a day or 2.
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:45am The Toothpaste Moose, Mints His Flavor:

Vocokesh, the first Overhang Party song, and possibly Sun Dial were my favorites....solid set all around
  Sun. 12/9/07 5:57am The Toothpaste Moose, Mints His Flavor:

not anything to do with this playlist but has anyone heard anything by Devil Doll? Mr. Doctor is ace
  Sun. 12/9/07 6:03am shirl:

Great show !
  Sun. 12/9/07 6:05am (mta) Tony:

Thanks for that, Andrew. I'll wait until then before I replay your show. Your reminder was much appreciated!
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