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Options June 24, 2014: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Volkswhale, Glorious Moodmen, Kopf/Kurz, & Metabolist [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
 
Volkswhale  Dignity   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkwhale  Behaviour   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Godgod   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Volkswhale   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Pleasure   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Hole   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Ten   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Ditditdit   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
 
Volkswhale  Jimi   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Pabst   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Door   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Tiewar   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Flower   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
Volkswhale  Dadada   Options Volkswhale  Wheelchair Full of Old Men  1989 
 
Glorious Moodmen  Advocating Denial   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  Faith & Fiction   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  Light Shines in the Darkness   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  Reaching for Something Routine   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  I'm Da Girl, You're Da Boy   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  We Forgot to Look   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  The Logical Song   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
 
Glorious Moodmen  The Logical Song   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  Splitting Ceremony   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  Room   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  Flies   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  Blue Jay   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  Rooms   Options Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
Glorious Moodmen  ??   Penny Dreadfuls  no label  1993 
 
Kopf/Kurz  Auf !   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  Eroberer   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  Palmenfest   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  Nachmittag   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  Aliah Khan   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  [symbol]   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
 
Kopf/Kurz  Die Bewohner   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  Am Strand von N'hlo   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  Die Berge von N'hlo   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  [symbol]   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  Nachts am Strand   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
Kopf/Kurz  Hermann H.   Options Wirklichkeiten  Aleph²  1981 
 
Metabolist  Cranes   Options Stagmanaut !  Cassette King  1981 
Metabolist  Ymuzgo   Options Stagmanaut !  Cassette King  1981 
Metabolist  Pigface   Options Stagmanaut !  Cassette King  1981 
 
Metabolist  Johnny Loves You   Options Stagmanaut !  Cassette King  1981 
Metabolist  Glory   Options Stagmanaut !  Cassette King  1981 
Metabolist  Quack Backwards   Options Stagmanaut !  Cassette King  1981 
 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 6/23/14 10:20pm Borneo:

Greetings from Argentina, Tony and WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 11:03am listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Borneo, Tony, and all!!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 11:45am Tony Coulter:

Hey there, you two early birds! Nice to see you here.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 11:51am Tony Coulter:

Btw, in the picture atop the playlist, Kopf/Kurz is the silver-foil job on the right, while Volkswhale is the orange-y one with the pic of souls in torment. To Volkswhale's left is Glorious Moodmen. As for the Metabolist -- that one's a mystery....
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 11:59am V Priceless:

Heya Tony!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:00pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, V!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:02pm Perpetually New Listener:

Hi Tony
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Perp.! (May I call you "Perp"?)
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:03pm Kay:

More details about your In-Theme please?
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:03pm Perpetually New Listener:

Certainly
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:04pm Perpetually New Listener:

I'm honored
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:05pm Kay:

I searched and could only find site listing Video, Lyrics, and Who's Dated Who, besides your playing the song.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:06pm Tony Coulter:

@ Kay: My in-theme is from this: www.discogs.com... The spoken part at the very beginning is the Larry Mondello Band, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 12:07pm DCE:

gosh almost forgot it's Tony Time!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:08pm Rich in Washington:

Welcome to WFMUland, where attempting to Google any song/artist you hear on it invariably leads you right back to the very program you're listening it.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:08pm Tony Coulter:

Hola, DCE and Rich!!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:13pm Rich in Washington:

Greetings, Tony! Good morning Tape Hisseratti!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:25pm Rich in Washington:

this is great!
  Tue. 6/24/14 12:27pm Dean:

"Out here in the fields..."
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:27pm Tony Coulter:

Hey Dean! I see you....
  Tue. 6/24/14 12:28pm MrFab:

Yeah, I love this lunacy. "Do Or DIY" ended their season, so Tony's bringing the avant-tarde.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:30pm Tony Coulter:

Hola, MrFab!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:31pm Rich in Washington:

MrFab!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:31pm Rich in Washington:

Jeebus, this is hilarious and bizarre, Tony! I've never heard of this before.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:33pm Tony Coulter:

They have a couple of other releases -- all great!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:43pm Tony Coulter:

@ Rich: Have you heard of this Portland band? (Glorious Moodmen) They refer to KBOO in one of the tracks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/24/14 12:44pm cklequ:

I just tuned in to hear the last 30 seconds of Volkswhale. Can't believe i missed whatever the hell that was. It sounded amazing.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:46pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, cklequ! Sorry you missed it. One day I'll play that tape again!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:49pm Rich in Washington:

No. I have not. Not too surprising. I was in a virtual coma through most of the 90s. Also known as parenthood.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/24/14 12:51pm cklequ:

.....though this Glorious Moodmen is pretty nice too.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:51pm Rich in Washington:

There was a pretty rich music scene in much of the 90s and KBOO was much more involved. There are bands whose sole recordings were recorded live off the air at KBOO.
Part of it was The Church of Northwest Music show, with lots and lots of local bands appearing on the air. Sadly, it ended sometime in the late 90s/ early oughties.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:53pm Rich in Washington:

Much of it still being recorded on open reel, DAT. I think local DJ Jay Bozich has a really huge local band archive, since he did most of the live sound at KBOO and several Portland venues.
  Tue. 6/24/14 12:54pm Dean:

Speaking of Portland, has anybody heard lately from Richard Meltzer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/24/14 12:55pm Andrew Waterloo:

wow. this is like proto-Liars.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:55pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Andrew!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:56pm Perpetually New Listener:

Yeah Memphis !!!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 12:56pm Rich in Washington:

@Dean: No! I was thinking the same thing. He had a brief appearance in the Satyricon documentary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/24/14 12:57pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you for the best Sabre Dance I've ever heard, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 12:58pm Tony Coulter:

Ha! Heya, Uncle M!
  Tue. 6/24/14 12:58pm Dean:

I don't know that, RiW. Satyricon?
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 1:00pm Rich in Washington:

@Dean: It was a documentary about Portland's oldest, scuzziest Punk Rock/Cabaret club.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 1:01pm Rich in Washington:

I think Meltzer was in it due to his association with the band Smegma. The guy who shot and directed it is a member of the Portland OR faction of Smegma.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 1:01pm Tony Coulter:

... which closed before I moved here.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 1:02pm Tony Coulter:

Satyricon, that is -- not Smegma!
  Tue. 6/24/14 1:03pm Dean:

Found an interview w/ him that mentions the club. I knew Meltzer in LA, got him a speaking gig at my college alma mater, visited him at KPFK when he did the overnight show, used to correspond with him. (Took him to dinner at Higgins in Portland.) Was reading some of his stuff last night. Wish he had a regular writing gig.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 1:04pm Rich in Washington:

Yeah, I have no idea what he's doing now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 1:05pm listener james from westwood:

Funny how "The Logical Song" just picks up on B!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 1:07pm Tony Coulter:

Yep! Chopped-Up Logical Song.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 1:07pm Rich in Washington:

Satyricon was really amazing. Another place and time. Almost all of that part of PDX is completely unrecognizable to me now. It's been made safe for upper-middle class white kids now. A place to shop and stare lovingly into the eyes of their iPads in outdoor cafes.
  Tue. 6/24/14 1:10pm Dean:

Much like the beloved Al's Bar east of downtown L.A. It and the Masque were the L.A. punk venues of the late '70s. Al's closed in '01, I believe, and became a trendy disco or or gallery or something of the sort. In the heyday, what a joint! Best jukebox ever. Saw many a show there.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 1:17pm Rich in Washington:

The Satyricon made a few feeble attempts at comebacks, with a series of sleazy owners.. The PDX music scene changed a lot by then. It was finally knocked down and a Ronald McDonald House corporate office was built on it.
At one point, sleazy landlords conspired to blow up the whole block the 'Con was on, due to all of the heroin activity. The doc claims the PDX police helped them sweep people out of the area as the guys bombed the bodega next door.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 1:18pm Tony Coulter:

I may be jumping the gun with the track titles here -- it's kind of hard to tell where "songs" stop and start with this tape!
  Tue. 6/24/14 1:24pm Dean:

Continuing with the "back in the day" punk lore, here's Al's Bar's facade, famous for its airplane: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/164029611400764423/ Entry was via the door beneath the canopy marked, "American Hotel." I kid you not, on our wedding day my wife and I held a "reception" at Al's. Drunk Horse played.
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 1:28pm Rich in Washington:

That's cool! I've often heard of Al's. Here's what Satyricon looked like, after about five years of running: www.wweek.com...
  Tue. 6/24/14 1:28pm Dean:

What a beautiful mess! Can't get more rebel than souvlaki!
Avatar    Tue. 6/24/14 1:32pm Rich in Washington:

The owner was a really cool Greek dude named George. He really loved any kind of arty weirdness, so he turned the tavern into a nightclub/cabaret. It was only by default that it became Portland's punk rock club in the 80s. Lots of cool poetry and performance (and sex and drugs) went on in there.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 1:37pm Tony Coulter:

This Kopf/Kurz thing was recently reissued ... on cassette -- but in an edition of 33. A lot of good that does anybody.
  Tue. 6/24/14 1:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings from the Charles Morris rehab facility. I am on mother-in-law duty. Wish I could blast the music. Would surely do the residents here a world of good.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 1:45pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Doug! You're hanging with the Residents? Make sure no one pokes out any eyeballs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 1:47pm listener james from westwood:

Really digging this here particular track.
Hope the MlL's doing well, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 1:57pm DCE:

the Kopf/Kurz is my favorite of the three.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:00pm Tony Coulter:

Glad you like it!

By the by, that's a symbol of some sort on the cover -- not a crease in the foil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 2:05pm DCE:

could be a tapeworm...
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:06pm Tony Coulter:

Ha!!
  Tue. 6/24/14 2:12pm Dean:

Looks like a symbol in an alphabet, real or made-up: http://kopfkurz.bandcamp.com/ (Notice there's a sequel to this tape.)
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:16pm Tony Coulter:

Haven't heard the sequel -- will have to investigate! Thanks, Dean!
  Tue. 6/24/14 2:17pm Dean:

Then again, maybe they're just covering songs by the artist formerly known as Prince.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:23pm Tony Coulter:

Well, this does kinda sound like Sheila E....
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:27pm Tony Coulter:

Backwards German still sounds German!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 2:31pm davex:

Hi Tony and all! Good question whether people can reliably identify languages backwards...
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:32pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Davex!
  Tue. 6/24/14 2:37pm Dean:

Shoot, sometimes I can't recognize my native language forwards!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:40pm Tony Coulter:

The *sound* of Magma would seem to be definite influence on Metabolist, methinks....
  Tue. 6/24/14 2:44pm Dean:

I've mentioned this before. A friend of mine created his own language inspired by hearing Magma when we were scrawny 15-year-olds: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/12/24/121224fa_fact_foer Took him a quarter of a century.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:48pm Tony Coulter:

I remember that article. Very interesting!
  Tue. 6/24/14 2:52pm Dean:

John and his twin brother Paul were precocious, to say the least. They were both very artistically adept. We used to create one-off faux-progressive rock LPs and smuggle them *into* record stores. They consisted of beat-up vinyl slipped into covers painted by them, with artist names like Stregone Cosmico, suitably Italian. Once, a mutual friend fell for it and bought the record.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:58pm Tony Coulter:

I once planted a cassette in the WKCR tape library that I had recorded myself with the goal of making the most wretched music possible. Have no idea if it was ever aired.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 2:59pm Tony Coulter:

Didn't even keep a copy for myself, unfortunately....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 2:59pm DCE:

seeyanextweektony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks for the hiss, Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/24/14 3:00pm northguineahills:

Nice last hour, forgot to comment. Thanks Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/24/14 3:00pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 3:01pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, ev'body! See you next time!
Avatar Tue. 6/24/14 3:02pm Perpetually New Listener:

bye tony
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/29/14 10:01pm northguineahills:

Thanks Jesse, awesome!
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