Options Bitslap with KBC: Playlist from June 2, 2009 Options

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Options June 2, 2009: Grab bag 5

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Artist Track Album Year Comments
Lothar and the Hand People  SPACE HYMN   Options   1968  Spoiler: Lothar was the Theramin. Formed in denver in 1965, one of the first bands to rely on electronics. Chas Chandler saw them and was wowed. Said "I'll be right back to make you superstars, but first I gotta go see some guy named Hendrix." 
Paulette Rae  REAL ESTATE IN FLORIDA   Options     Couldn't find anything on her. Except a real estate agent in Seminole Florida. (?) 
Happy Flowers  WHY CAN'T WE EAT THE BABY [Like My Gerbils Did]?   Options     From Charlottesville, VA. Mr Anus (Charlie Kramer) and Mr Horribly Charred Infant (John Beers) channel childhood angst. 
Jeremy Spencer  LINDA   Options   1970  Fleetwood Mac's original guitarist (along with Peter Green). Best known for his slide work, disappeared one night during a tour. Later turned up amongst the Children of God cult (now called Family International) where he remains today. 
 
Norman Temple, Genius  I HEAR HORSES   Options     No info on this one, which is probably just as well. 
Buoys  TIMOTHY   Options     Buoys were one-hit wonders of this one written by a young Rupert Holmes, who knew Sceptor records would never promote the Buoys, so wrote this with the idea of having it banned, which would generate lots of publicity [Sceptor claimed Timothy was a horse]. Bingo! It got to #17 on the charts and refuses to die. Buoys later became Dakota and you can find a clip of them doing this song on YouTube 
Charlie Drake  MY BOOMARANG WON'T COME BACK   Options   1963  Last single produced by George Martin before the Four Mops came to town. Drake was a British TV and stage star at the time. 
Chubby Checker  WABC TWIST   Options     Station promo from the good old days when the Twist ruled the world and Chubby was its ambassador. 
Continental Cousins  KANA KAPILA   Options Jungle Exotica  1961  From Belgium, features brothers Andre and Guido vandeMeerschout, who were inspired by the Shadows. For a real trip, find this on YouTube. 
Playboys  MOPE DE MOPE   Options Big Itch Vol 4    Sorry, no info, but in my mind it's indelibly connected to Kana Kapila, and I don't have any idea why. 
Elvin Boyd  I LOVE LARD   Options     No info here either, but I'm gussing he's a really BIG star (pun intentional) 
John and Ernest  SUPERFLY MEETS SHART   Options     Written & Produced by Dickie Goodman, who started an epidemic with this kind of thing. The flip side is 2:45 of that annoying "Superfly-fly-fly-fly" thing at the end. We do this so you don't have to. You're welcome. 
Albert Brooks  PARTY IN OUTER SPACE   Options A Star is Bought [got a Grammy nomination]    Albert was born Albert Lawrence Einstein in Brooklyn. His brother, Bob Einstein is comic Super Dave Osborne. Here he does a Dickie Goodman with an appearance by his then-girfriend Linda Ronstadt. 
Tex Cameron  WHAT'S A COWBOY WITHOUT HIS HORSE?   Options     Another one I can't explain. 
 
Goons  YOU GOTTA GO OWW!   Options     Goons were a British TV show, starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe (also Michael Bentine). Needless to say they were a big influence on Monte Python and an infinite number of other comics. 
the Preacher  BRING ON DE HAM   Options     Barnett 'Preacher' Henry hails from Pt Fortin, Trinidad, where he is considered a God. Began playing pans when he was a mere boy. 
Harry Nillson  I'D RATHER BE DEAD [THAN WET MY BED]   Options Son of Schmillson [which contains its own commercial]    Features the Senior Citizens of the Stepney & Pinner Choir Club. Born in Brooklyn and died in 1994 while creating tracks for one last album. It was in his house that both Keith Moon and Mama Cass died (he sold it to Pete Townshend) 
Cattle Prod  WHEN I'M DEAD   Options     Less info than Tex Cameron 
Me, Myself and I  IF I WAS A MAN   Options     Be afraid. I mean REALLY afraid. 
Tony Brower  MAKE A WISH [the WFMU Song]   Options     I'm forever indebted to Tony [and as far as I know, we've never met] for including me in this list of WFMU deejays circa 1987. So much so that I've offered him my first born. Memo to Tony: Come pick him up already - he's starting to drive! 
Jaime Brockett  TALKING GREEN BERET NEW SUPER YELLO HYDRAULIC BANANA TEENY BOPPER BLUES   Options Remember the Wind the Rain    From the same album as TITANIC, here he pays tribute to Robert Zimmerman. 
         
Wild Bill Karpenko  WALKMAN HAZARDS   Options     A cautionary tale for the iPod generation. 
         

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