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Options August 25, 2015: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Johan Hedréns Anna Gram, Débile Menthol, and Dega-Ray [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
Johan Hedréns Anna Gram   side A   Options Kollaps eller Kärlek  Bauta  1986 
Johan Hedréns Anna Gram   side B   Options Kollaps eller Kärlek  Bauta  1986 
Débile Menthol  side A (1980)   Options La Cigarette du Plus Fort  Trans-Mekanik  198? 
Débile Menthol  side B (1980)   Options La Cigarette du Plus Fort  Trans-Mekanik  198? 
Dega-Ray  side A   Options Curiouser & Curiouser  no label  198? 
Teeming Mind  W.U.S.S.   Options Moderately Gregarious  Grey Matter  1984 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 11:59am Tony Coulter:

Greetings, all. Today's "Tape Hiss"" will lean in a proggy direction -- relatively speaking, at least.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 11:59am listener james from westwood:

How do, Tony and all! Mine is the skeleton on the left.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/25/15 12:01pm JtotheK:

hi everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/25/15 12:01pm Uncle Michael:

The hissing of summer tapes.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, James, JtotheK, and Uncle Michael!!
Avatar    Tue. 8/25/15 12:01pm V Priceless:

Mr. T! How do?
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

Hey ho, V Priceless!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:05pm Mayuko:

Hello, Tony & everyone. I'm ridiculously excited to be able to tune-in your show real time today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:05pm Gaylord Fields:

Hi, Tony! I'm as ready for hissing prog as I'll ever be.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:07pm Mayuko:

Hello Gaylord!
  Tue. 8/25/15 12:08pm Kool:

A non-smoker whom loves Debile Menthol.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:08pm Tony Coulter:

Mayuko! Gaylord!! Welcome to you both!!!!

Gaylord: Hope you're wearing your Viking helmet, or at least a jester's cap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:08pm Gaylord Fields:

Hello to you, Mayuko!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:10pm Tony Coulter:

So, apparently Swedes do not believe in apostrophes. If they did, this group's name would be Johan Hedrén's Anna Gram.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:11pm Gaylord Fields:

Tony, as always, I'm wearing many hats, all piled atop one another. But this time, I've figured out to wear the largest and flattest hat as the bottom layer.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:11pm Tony Coulter:

I will award an all-expenses-paid trip to Nowheresville to anyone who recognizes the LP beneath today's cassettes.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:17pm Tony Coulter:

Oh well, better luck next time, contestants. It's Brent Wilcox's "Executive Lullabies" (as seen in this truly subpar discogs photo: www.discogs.com... )
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:19pm Tony Coulter:

@ Kool: Hey there! That Debile Menthol tape is very early stuff of theirs -- pretty different from the LPs. Their roots!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:21pm βrian:

Just had a fiery encounter with pad thai and chili paste. My ears are ringing which is an odd accompaniment to the Débile Menthol.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:22pm Gary:

I'm usually unable to hear this (weekly meeting at work) but am able to listen in today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:24pm listener james from westwood:

Loving this so far. I'm editing a new piece of text, pitched as 7K words, that's actually 20K. This tape is quelling my grumpiness.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:25pm βrian:

So edit the first 7000 and call it good!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:28pm Tony Coulter:

Weird! The last bunch of comments just appeared all at once.

Anyway, greets βrian and Gary!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:30pm listener james from westwood:

@Gary: For a good year and a half, a weekly Wednesday meeting poked a nasty hole in the Nazario Scenario. Then that client went away. It was win-win.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:31pm listener james from westwood:

βrian: Don't think that hasn't occurred to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:31pm Gaylord Fields:

I'm enjoying doing work to this music as well. It's quite conducive to the task of tasking.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:32pm Tony Coulter:

Plus, you get to improve your Swedish at the same time.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:33pm βrian:

Dreaming of ellipses …
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:37pm Mayuko:

I just failed a big presentation and was feeling sad, but this show is putting an end to my grumpiness too! Thank you. Also helping out work here.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:39pm Tony Coulter:

Sorry to hear about the presentation, Mayuko -- I'm sure the problem was all theirs..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:40pm Gaylord Fields:

@Mayuko: So sorry for your problem presentation. Music is always good medicine to soothe the pain and discomfort. Let Dr. Tony give you the cure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:41pm Gaylord Fields:

@Tony Coulter: Tack så mycket!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:42pm Tony Coulter:

Du är välkommen, Gaylordius.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:46pm Tony Coulter:

By the by, Johan Hedren is the band's keyboard man.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:46pm Mayuko:

Thank you, Tony, Gaylord. I'm assuming they didn't take my work because it was maybe a little too weird for their project. Listening to WFMU might not help the problem of being weird, haha! I'm happy to be listening to these music nonetheless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:47pm Carmichael:

Heya Tony and Hissers. Enjoying this Johan Hedrens.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:48pm Kay:

I once had a one-minute endless loop cassette that I used as background for laying music composition/improvisation. Those were the days!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:48pm Tony Coulter:

Hola, Carmichael!

I await your Portland shopping report.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:49pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, Kay!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:51pm Kay:

Maestro Rhythm King...that was the name of my beatbox. Hi Tony!
  Tue. 8/25/15 12:51pm Dean:

Oooh, Sten Sandell issued recordings on this label.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:51pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Dean! Indeed he did.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 12:57pm βrian:

I'm guessing that's pronounced as "mawn-tall."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:57pm Carmichael:

Nothing earth-shattering, Tony. I had my family in tow, so not much time to browse as the music deserves. I did end up with some Earl Bostic and Mugsy Spanier, as well as a cool Jan and Dean FOLK album. Some good lounge/exotica stuff, a mad preacher ranting about Satan, and a Canadian horn rock band called Skywalk that seems pretty good. That's about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 12:59pm listener james from westwood:

Sorry it went ill, Mayuko! They'll regret not taking you on when they see what you do for the party that says yes!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:00pm Tony Coulter:

@ βrian: Yes, I think you're right re the pronunciation. Thought I'd strike a middle ground between French and English so as not to lose that refreshing mentholated flavor.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:01pm Tony Coulter:

@ Carmichael: Sounds like a good haul to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/25/15 1:03pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi K7 acculturated ones!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:04pm Tony Coulter:

Webhamster Henry! Greets!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 1:05pm Carmichael:

There are a few others, but they are just random weirdness. Plus, I had to save some dough for Powell's Books.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:12pm Mayuko:

@james Thank you! a Japanese saying says when there's a god who dump you there's always another god who picks you up, like you said hopefully some other parties will be happy with me!
  Tue. 8/25/15 1:13pm Punk/Prog:

Hippees are punks/punks are hippees. Punk was Progressive! D.I.Y. Lives.
  Tue. 8/25/15 1:14pm βrian:

That's no middle ground! That's the English Channel!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:16pm βrian:

I wonder where this was recorded (side A). I was probably in France at the time. If only I knew …
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:16pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, Punk/Prog! Oi, far out!
  Tue. 8/25/15 1:17pm Dean:

Time to break out the Release Music Orchestra and Secret Oyster!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:19pm Tony Coulter:

@ Brian: Was recorded in Switzerland, in August of 1980, perhaps at a club called Local (the subtitle of the cassette is "Inédits au Local Aout 80")
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:20pm Tony Coulter:

... though I'm guessing they just mean recorded at different local clubs....
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:28pm Tony Coulter:

Or Local could be the name of a studio -- might be live in studio. Who knows!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 1:29pm Carmichael:

Well, my building just lost power. Have to log back into everything again ...
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:36pm βrian:

I think "au local" means "on the premises," or some such.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 1:36pm listener james from westwood:

Aaahh, my sympathies, Carmichael, I hate when that happens!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:40pm Tony Coulter:

@ βrian: Perhaps then they mean this stuff was recorded "at home," in the band's own lair.
  Tue. 8/25/15 1:41pm Art Damage:

Check out Dislocation Dance/Angelic Upstarts etc..Far out Oi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 1:42pm Carmichael:

I really like this Debile Menthol!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:42pm Tony Coulter:

As I just said on mic, the sound quality is crappy for about 10 minutes here on side B, then perks up considerably.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:46pm Tony Coulter:

@ Carmichael: Débile Menthol's two LPs have been reissued on one double CD and are well worth a listen: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 1:48pm listener james from westwood:

They were a bit Débile-itated, but it just perked up.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:49pm Tony Coulter:

Sorts of sounds like whoever was recording this suddenly woke up and started twiddling with the treble.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:50pm Tony Coulter:

@ Listener James: The Menthol kicked in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/25/15 1:54pm Uncle Michael:

Gotta dash...I've been enjoying the program, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 1:56pm Tony Coulter:

See yerz, Unk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 2:15pm Carmichael:

Ya, this is now moving into oddball hep cat jazz. Cool.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:16pm maja:

Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:18pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, maja!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:23pm maja:

hi, i think i've never been around in this world of yours
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/25/15 2:23pm northguineahills:

These Débile Menthol kids are a good time. Gotta dash in 15 minutes, thanks Tony!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:24pm Tony Coulter:

Hello there, Mr. NGH!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:28pm Mayuko:

That first track was quite funny and I like the sound of this cassette. I can't understand the lyrics but feels like listening to an irrational life story of some stranger.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:28pm βrian:

I could imagine this making small children cry.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:36pm Tony Coulter:

They have a bunch of cassettes -- but I've never heard any of the others. They were a sort of performance group (just two people, though), in San Francisco.
  Tue. 8/25/15 2:37pm Matt:

I feel like I'm in a bad cafe, watching bad spoken word but I'm somehow enjoying it.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:38pm Tony Coulter:

Know what you mean.
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:38pm Tony Coulter:

(Heya, Matt!)
  Tue. 8/25/15 2:44pm Matt:

Hi! And bye, unfortunately! Have a good week offffff
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:45pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Matt!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:47pm Tony Coulter:

Here is the cover of this Teeming Mind LP: rymimg.com...
Avatar    Tue. 8/25/15 2:47pm V Priceless:

thanx Tony - fun show!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:48pm Tony Coulter:

Yer welcome, VP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 8/25/15 2:54pm JtotheK:

enjoyed the show today Tony, thanks!
Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:57pm maja:

Avatar Tue. 8/25/15 2:58pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, everyone!! See you in two weeks. Toodle-oo-oo-oo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 8/25/15 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Great spread today, Tony—have a fun break!
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