Options Bill Zurat: Playlist from May 1, 2012 Options

Some pop, fumbling musicians, bedroom recordings, vocal harmonies with orchestras, elongated notes, tape hiss, one-chord wonders, analog synths + clicking drum machines, loners, breezy country, and brief cacophonous interruptions.

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Options May 1, 2012

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Bee Gees  First of May   Options Odessa  0:00:00 ()
The Walker Brother  I've Got to Have You   Options No Regrets  0:01:09 ()
Krzysztof Penderecki  De Natura Sonoris no. 2   Options Orchestral Works Volume 1  0:04:39 ()
Hamiet Bluiett  The Other Side of the World   Options Endangered Species  0:13:24 ()
Bardo Pond  Wank   Options Amanita  0:32:36 ()
Music behind DJ:
Nicholas Szczepanik 
Side B   Options The Truth of Transience  0:38:26 ()
East Of Eden  Northern Hemisphere   Options Mercator Projected  0:45:23 ()
Hooked  Son of Fantasy II   Options s/t  0:50:01 ()
Various  Pictures at a Psychedelic Exhibition   Options Psychedlic Guitars  0:56:12 ()
Evol  Part of Reality   Options Evol  0:58:16 ()
The Mighty Sparrow  Fool Fool Fool   Options Sparrowmania!  1:01:37 ()
Dillinger  Cokane In My Brain   Options CB200  1:03:43 ()
The Slits  Earthbeat   Options Return of the Giant Slits  1:11:24 ()
Don Cherry  Moving Pictures for the Ear   Options Eternal Now  1:14:52 ()
Noh Mercy  Revolutionary Spy   Options Noh Mercy  1:24:17 ()
Anton Maiden  The Number of the Beast   Options Anton Maiden  1:28:03 ()
Music behind DJ:
Pete Shelley 
Sky Yen (excerpt)   Options Sky Yen  1:32:56 ()
Mike Cooper  Your Lovely Ways   Options Do I Know You  1:41:06 ()
Alvin Lee & Mylon LeFevre (featuring Hari Georgeson)  So Sad   Options On the Road to Freedom  1:44:28 ()
Buffalo Springfield  Hung Upside Down   Options Buffalo Springfield Again  1:49:22 ()
Future  Love is all You've Got   Options Down That Country Road  1:53:08 ()
Music behind DJ:
Jeong Ga Ak Hoe & Hye Jin Yoon 
track 4   Options Thinking Being Irresistibly Burnt  1:55:41 ()
John Fahey  Rain Forest   Options Rain Forests, Oceans and Other Themes  2:04:19 ()
Mandog  track 1   Options Godspeed  2:10:58 ()
Annie  In Aetername Vale   Options The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2  2:22:30 ()
39 Clocks  Past Tense Hopes & Instant Fears on 42nd Street   Options Subnarcotic  2:26:52 ()
Morio Agata  She's Lost Control   Options Vanity: Finest Selection 1978-81  2:33:05 ()
Moe Tucker  Bo Diddley   Options I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998  2:43:01 ()
Jesus and Mary Chain  Bo Diddley is Jesus   Options Barbed Wire Kisses  2:46:17 ()
Bo Diddley  Who Do You Love?   Options   2:49:29 ()
p      2:54:13 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 5/1/12 3:01pm G:

Ut oh, is Robin still with us? Haven't been checking the news this afetrnoon...
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:02pm Jeff:

The Zurat is back, after too long a hiatus.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:03pm Matt from Springfield:

Without BT, what will we do? Let's see...BT, BU, BV, BW, BX, BY...BZ!! But of course!

Glad to listen to you again Mr. Zurat! Very nice Bee Gees song, up to their standard.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:04pm Joe B:

G, check your calendar for the connection!
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:04pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

which Walker brother is this?
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:04pm Bill F.:

Bill Z, Bill F. here. What a nice treat to see you here today.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:04pm G:

I just chekced his past playlists and he does one and only one show per year for the past four years, all Turner fill-ins between May and September. -- Coincidence? Contractual obligation? A badly-timed lost hand of poker? You be the judge...
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:04pm fred:

@Jeff: my thoughts exactly. Then I checked the earlier playlists, I couldn't believe how long it had been
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: Robin's still around to date--it's just an occasion to play the "First of May" song.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:08pm G:

De Natura Sonoris = "On the Nature of Sound" (Latin)
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Now, imagine: a horror movie to go along with this as a "soundtrack"...
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:10pm BSI:

It would be great to swap really visceral Penderecki stuff for a biblical epic film..... or better yet, MILO & OTIS....
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:19pm Matt from Springfield:

@BSI: You could easily use the grand vistas in the cinematography of epic films, and swap out the score for Penderecki--change the feel from uplifting to uneasy and scary.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:27pm bryce:

hey, beezy!
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:28pm bz:

right up yr alley bryce lol
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:32pm G:

Does that mean we should discuss thai food now?
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:34pm BSI:

Any form of curry is spoken here. Do carry on.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:34pm northguineahills:

Dropped in time for Bardo Pond. Good timing.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:35pm dc pat:

channa masala
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:36pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

take a dive in the trippy waters of the bardo pond! come on, the water's...screaming...
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Pad khing is a good Thai dish--stir fry with ginger and wild mushrooms.

Lovin' the Bardo Pond as well!
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:39pm kat330:

Zigzag up the alley through the casbah to the ZiggURAT?
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:39pm Jeff:

Brian Turner's European Vacation - didin't I catch that movie late one night on cable?
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:41pm pgw in mntclr:

years ago, i saw bardo pond open for velocity girl in philly. the vg fans who enjoyed their melodic side and the vg fans who liked their feedback could easily be picked out in the crowd from afar.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:44pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I think I saw them open for Jonestown in maybe '02...my wife hated them, but I got lost in their haze.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:45pm cpt bang:

@BZ I take much inspiration from everything that you do!!
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:45pm northguineahills:

I saw Bardo Pond on that some tour in FL, around '95ish. They have since got less linear and even more psychedelic.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:46pm Chris from DC:

Never less than great live.

Whoa, East of Eden, nice.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:48pm Matt from Springfield:

@NGH: Lines, pfft.
Never heard of East of Eden before, they rock! (A geographic projection album title definitely helps with me as well)
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:50pm cpt bang:

I love this Real Player stream, but I am really excited that you guys have a flash stream now
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:53pm pgw in mntclr:

i just tried listening to both at the same time. frippertronic-esque.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Mix reality and fantasy---that's what metal comes down to!

Also to this bezerk guitar fadeout solo.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:55pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

love it--simple and effective.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Archives shout-out! Excellent!!
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:57pm Mussorgsky:

This piece turned out to be so very adaptable electronically!!!!!!!!!!
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:58pm BSI:

Don't be so modest.
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:58pm BSI:

...too easy?
  Tue. 5/1/12 3:59pm Carmichael:

Good afternoon Mr. Zurat and listeners.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:04pm Cheri Pi:

Oh yes, the cocaine song!
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:05pm A Big Turkey:

Zurat backwards is Taruz. In Turkish, Taarruz is Attack. It's an Eclectic Set Attack!!!!
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:05pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

wow, this is a blast from the past. how I hate cliches, but...
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: If I haven't heard it, it's new to me.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:08pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

they used to play it on WMMS in the 70s and even into the 80s
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:10pm emmagineering:

Is anyone in the band wearing a dashiki? that's a psych look necessity.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:10pm Jeff:

I first read that Mighty Sparrow title as

Foo! Foo! Foo!

which would have been improbably silly.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:11pm emmagineering:

Oh also HIIIyaww
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:11pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

silly, yes; a bad song title, HELL NO!
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:13pm lupica:

Welcome back Bill!
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:15pm bz:

thx Mike
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:17pm BSI:

LOVE this Don Cherry record.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:18pm Matt from Springfield:

Liked that Slits--the vocals sounded like the Belle Stars (albeit singing very unusual lyrics for that band!)
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:19pm kat330:

Melodica, yes?
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:23pm kat330:

I just looked it up. Yes, to answer myself.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:26pm Matt from Springfield:

NOH MERCY!!! Wooooo!!
Since a whole album of their stuff is now released, I need to snag that!
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:29pm Cheri Pi:

  Tue. 5/1/12 4:29pm Chris from DC:

This Anton Maiden is my new favorite song.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:30pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

now this is a brain turner
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Anton Maiden--I remember this, I think BT introduced me to him!

Hope I get a 666 math answer during this!! :)
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Kept refreshing, closest I could get was 333 + 6...
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:33pm BSI:

  Tue. 5/1/12 4:38pm Dear WFMU,:

I will mail you my shift knob.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:39pm Matt from Springfield:

"WFMU is all about creating fuzzy feelings. Help us out, and feel even fuzzier."
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:40pm Matt from Springfield:

@bz: I first heard "Caucasian Guilt" from Noh Mercy too, so glad I only had to wait 2.5 years from the time I heard that to the comp!
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Mike Cooper's voice is a dead ringer (RIP, btw) for Phil Ochs.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:43pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

you're right, I was thinking he sounded like someone but couldn't place it.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:46pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I can hear the Hari Georgeson in there, but I don't get a feel for Alvin Lee in this tune.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:47pm mark:

Mike Cooper ... nice. Picked up Chapman's Rainmaker on Record Store Day. CD on LITA has bonus tracks. Good stuff.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:47pm Mike East:

Hari Georgeson??!! Awesome. I've been listening to Darkhorse ALOT lately. This is a great cover.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Hari Hari!
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:48pm Mike East:

this version released one year before Harrison's. Interesting. Thank you, wiki.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:49pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

here's one for Irwin
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:49pm Matt from Springfield:

Is Hari Georgeson really George under a pseudonym for label purposes (a la "L'Angelo Mysterioso" with Cream"), or is that a way of paying tribute to George's sound (a la Lane Steinberg's "Buffalo Steinberg")?
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:51pm kat330:

Great set.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Ah, Wiki, thanks Mike. Sure enough, George produced that whole project at his studio, and wrote that song, so I suppose that was a tongue in cheek joke on his part.
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:51pm bz:

it is the guitarist you think it is
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:51pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

throw some Moby Grape down, and seal the deal
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:52pm Matt from Springfield:

And, as Mike pointed out, this came out before George's own version of that song.
And thanks bz!
  Tue. 5/1/12 4:55pm Jeff:

Okay, maybe BZ needs a year between shows to rest up and prepare. Because this has been a good 'un!
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:05pm Matt from Springfield:

And already, there's less than an hour left to go.
"Summer's lease hath all too short a date..."

@Jeff: Even once a year is still a treat, if it takes a year to prepare, it must be worth that year!
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:09pm northguineahills:

Arrr... I don't have this John Fahey record.
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:26pm Matt from Springfield:

"In Aeternam[e] Vale" -- another Latin one. It would appear to say "Goodbye forever", I think.
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:28pm paula pc:

this 39 clocks stuff never gets old to me...THANKS for such a great show today, Bill!!!!!
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:30pm G:

Vale means "Be strong!" in Latin, and it's how they said Goodbye. So paula's right. "Good bye (and, be strong) into Forever/Eternity"
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:30pm Mr Donut:

is this 39 clocks stuff old? I've never heard of it. (LOVE it, btw)
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:32pm 39 clocks:

We pissed off Joseph Beuys:
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:33pm Matt from Springfield:

A farewell, be strong, fare thee well.
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:35pm Liz B.:

Brilliant show, BZ! Don't be such a stranger!
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:35pm Matt from Springfield:

Joseph Beuys kicked them out. WFMU takes them in!
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:37pm other david:

Just to echo what everyone else is saying, brilliant show BZ.
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:38pm Scott W:

Bill Z Bill Z Bill Z !! BILL Z!! so welcome back
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:50pm Arlene:

I love this song
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:50pm kat330:

Nothing matches the real deal.
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Amen, kat!
This one is still powerful, 50+ years later!
  Tue. 5/1/12 5:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Excellent finale to another amazing show, Bill!
See you next year, if not sooner! (Hopefully much much sooner! :)
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