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Options July 7, 2008: Show 194
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Show time: 12 AM - 3 AM

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
 
Set 1: the old radio show portion of the evening.
Radio City Playhouse  Ground Floor Window (Listen: )   Options originally broadcast July 10, 1948  (no label)  Originally aired almost 60 years ago to the day, it's #2 in the series. It's a well-constructed emotionally-based story of a guy who never leaves his ground floor, and who finally meets a girl. It's what happens when that happens that makes the half hour both preposterous and a tear-jerker.

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)
 
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Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
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: 25 minutes of solid rock. (Listen to this set: )
Ministry And Co-Conspirators  Under My Thumb (track 1) (Listen: )   Options Cover Up  13th Planet  Say....doesn't that remind me of the Rolling Stones song? It is - and it's only 1 of an entire CD of cover songs by Ministry, most of which are pretty damn good. And their version of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" is amazing.   
Amebix  No Gods No Masters (track 13) (Listen: )   Options No Sanctuary  Alternative Tentacles  Kind of quirky, dark rock.   
Fall  Green Eyed Loco-Man (track 1) (Listen: )   Options Country On The Click  Action Records  Reminds me of Iggy Pop - who we'll hear from later in this set.   
Cosmic Psychos  Down On The Farm (CD #1, track 2) (Listen: )   Options Fifteen Years, A Million Beers  Dropkick  From a really fine 2 CD set.   
Cosmic Psychos  Hammer (track 2) (Listen: )   Options Oh What A Lovely Pie  Amrep  Deeeeep.  ***  
Nice Face  Everybody's Somebody (track 12) (Listen: )   Options demo (no title)  (no label)  Fine rock.   
Stooges  I Wanna Be Your Dog (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Live At Little Steven's Underground Garage Festival August 14, 2004  (no label)  The band played this song twice during the concert - this is the first. And it's also great.  ***  
Nice Face  Everybody's Somebody (track 12) (Listen: )   Options demo (no title)  (no label)  Fine rock.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
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: a walk on the sort of quiet-ish experimental side. (Listen to this set: )
Bass Communion  Pacific Codex 1 (track 1: begun at -19:25) (Listen: )   Options Pacific Codex  E=mc16  Bass rumblings, soft bells, banging on sculptures...it all sounds darkly aquatic and floaty at times - somehow. Fine for playing at low volume and letting your thoughts wander in the middle of the night.   
O.S.T.  Nowias (track 7) (Listen: )   Options Waetka  Ideal  A dark metallic wind...and a druggy underwater feel at times. O.S.T. = Christopher Douglas.   
Ufomammut  3 (track 3) (Listen: )   Options Lucifer Songs  Supernatural Cat  Instrumental, slow, bit Eno / Basinski-like but darker, electronic.   
Nadja  Disambiguation (track 1) (Listen: )   Options Desire In Uneasiness  Crucial Blast  Golden dark sounds. Quite relaxing, actually.   
Flash Lights  (untitled) (track 2) (Listen: )   Options Fabio's 2007 WFMU marathon premium CD  (no label)  Warm guitar, instrumental, softly spaced. A quiet way to end the set.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
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: the psych rock portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: )
Book Of Shadows  Ring Pass Not (track 8) (Listen: )   Options Hanged Man  Whirling Rainbow  A little on the acidy & dark side but soft-ish, slow, operatic-space aspect, bit sci-fi.   
Gris-Gris  Best Regards (track 7) (Listen: )   Options The Gris-Gris  Birdman  Slower & quieter start --> long psych rock with hard guitar, bit of a 1960s feel.   
Wooden Shjips  Blue Sky Bends (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Wooden Shjips  Holy Mountain  Low key and subtly acidy organ, a druggy psych-blues, some fine guitar.   
Up-Tight  Key Of A Session (track 1) (Listen: )   Options Live 2003  Up-Tight  Heavy golden guitar tone, easy tempo, often slow and quiet - but not the last few minutes. Recorded September 3, 2003.   
Galaxie 500  Submission (track 1) (Listen: )   Options Peel Sessions  20/20/20 (BBC)  Well...if Ministry can do cover songs, then Galaxie 500 can surely do their version of the Sex Pistols' "Submission".   
Black Angels  Manipulation (track 6) (Listen: )   Options Passover  Light In The Attic  Bit of a Magical Mystery opening, sitar-like guitar, easy tempo & dark psych rock.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: )
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: some jazz to end the show. (Listen to this set: )
Lou Donaldson  Gravy Train (track 1) (Listen: )   Options Gravy Train  Blue Note  Slinky and sexy soul-jazz that knows how to get down.  ***  
Charlie Parker  Perdido (track 8) (Listen: )   Options Jazz At The Philharmonic 1949  Verve  Easily swinging bop, with Ella Fitzgerald.   
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music played during it:
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   

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