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Order and disorder in a freeform haze of terribly-played guitars, shorted-out electronics, found audio detritus, strange sounds from strange lands all around. Psych-punk-junk, collage, even pop. Lots of in-studio live performances to boot.

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Artist Track Album Label New Approx. start time
Flea  National Anthem   Options       0:00:00 ()
Red Hot Chili Peppers + Michael Rother  Live 2007   Options       0:01:51 ()
Neutral  Oktober / Ar   Options Neutral  Om Lott  *   0:11:26 ()
MacArthur  Generations/First Contact   Options MacArthur  Out-Sider  *   0:14:08 ()
Novak  Yummy Yummy Yummy (That's Life)   Options Dumb Records: 1977-1979  Orion Read / Athena  *   0:19:57 ()
Rathaus  Life of Party   Options Rathaus  A Wicked Company  *   0:23:43 ()
James Chance  Dish It Out   Options Various: No New York  Antilles    0:25:16 ()
Irr. App. (ext.)  An Electromagnetic Field Has Taken An Unnatural Interest In My Sister's Piano   Options Materiaux Deplaces  Errata In Excelsis  *   0:37:30 ()
I Know I'm An Alien  I am Hobo Shaman   Options Still Alien, Still Dreaming (I Am Hobo Shaman)  No Label  *   0:39:10 ()
Fast Forward  Crazy Little Thing Called Love   Options Various: Dynamite With a Laser Beam  Three.One.G    0:42:21 ()
EZ Minzoku  Beybey (feat. Taigen Kawabe from Bo Ningen)   Options Foodman  Noumenal Loom  *   0:44:09 ()
Maher Shalal Hash Baz  Dulce Juana   Options Hello New York  No Label  *   0:47:35 ()
Ye Junkies Bastards Harmonized          0:52:36 ()
Spinning Coin  Albany   Options Albany  Domino  *   0:53:52 ()
Yoko Ono  Death of Samantha   Options Approximately Infinite Universe  Rykodisc    0:56:03 ()
Peder Mannerfelt  Elephant Feast   Options The Swedish Congo Record  Archives Interieures  *   1:06:04 ()
JT Whitfield  Crawling Home   Options JT Whitfield  Rural Isolation Project  *   1:07:16 ()
Agnes Denes  Excerpt   Options Strength Analysis: A Dictionary of Strength (1965-1971)  Agnes Denes    1:14:22 ()
F. Bretschneider  Dirigent   Options Various: kLangFarBe: German Democratic Republic Tape Music 1983-1987  Mannequin  *   1:15:46 ()
Greg Kelly montage          1:20:38 ()
Stein Im Brett  Discoball   Options Various: kLangFarBe: German Democratic Republic Tape Music 1983-1987  Mannequin  *   1:21:16 ()
JJ Burnel  Crabs   Options Euroman Cometh  United Artists    1:22:32 ()
Wire  A Question of Degree   Options 7"  Harvest    1:24:28 ()
Wire  Numbered   Options Nocturnal Koreans  Pink Flag  *   1:27:28 ()
Visitors  Electric Heat   Options Poet's End  Telephone Explosion  *   1:30:09 ()
Higher Authorities  Abracadabra   Options Neptune  Domino  *   1:38:04 ()
Primary Mini-Band  Unknown   Options Kimamanahibi  Branco  *   1:41:43 ()
Dan Melchior  Reverse Twine Time   Options Plays 'The Greys'  Ever/Never  *   1:43:55 ()
Red Mass  Possession   Options EP Rouge No. 2  Slovenly / Mondo Mongo  *   1:47:43 ()
Robert Palmer  New Day Rising   Options       1:51:04 ()
Soupcans  Psychosomatic Rash   Options Soft Party  Telephone Explosion  *   1:52:33 ()
Blight  Prophet of Doom   Options Detroit  Touch and Go    1:54:37 ()
Red Square  Circuitry #4   Options Rare and Lost Recordings  Galactic Archive  *   1:56:01 ()
Marsh  Handsome Devil   Options Lonesummer/Marsh split  Starlight Temple Society    2:04:24 ()
The Fall  Before the Moon Falls   Options JB's, Dudley UK 9/1/79      2:06:31 ()
Teddy Fire  Vegetable Idol   Options Chastity Revolution & the Submachine Girl  Feeding Tube    2:11:05 ()
Venetian Snares  She Married a Chess Computer In the End   Options Traditional Synthesizer Music  Timesig  *   2:14:09 ()
Dufrene-Baronnet  U 47   Options Various: Images Fantastiques  Limelight   *   2:17:35 ()
The Singing Dogs  Pat-A-Cake / Three Blind Mice / Jingle Bells   Options The Singing Dogs  RCA    2:20:55 ()
King Gong  Excerpt   Options Chang Fo Ji  Discrepant  *   2:23:54 ()
Karel Appel  Le Cavalier Blanc   Options Musique Barbare van Karel Appel  Sub Rosa  *   2:24:55 ()
Daevid Allen  Pearls   Options Divided Alien Playbax 80  Charly    2:47:15 ()
Praed  Pyramids In the Sky   Options Fabrication of Silver Dreams  Annihaya  *   2:50:23 ()
Su Sous Toulouse en Rouge  Paradoxes In Which Faraday's Law Predicts Zero   Options Il N'y a Pas de Texte Externe  Su Sous Toulouse en Rouge  *   2:54:40 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:02pm tomasz.:

this makes me feel very patriotic
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:03pm geezerette:

WOW!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:03pm greenlight:

hi Brian. how did you get to do a liner notes for Sonic Youth's Spinhead Sessions? found it interesting.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:04pm tomasz.:

well i didn't expect this to happen
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 3:06pm Stepchild:

Howdy BT folk
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:06pm Brian Turner:

Afternoon everybody. Got some good post record fair jams welcome
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:08pm Lopez:

Excellent rainy day start BT
  Tue. 5/3/16 3:09pm wild neil:

peace all. on my phone dont know how to sign in!! android phone. any ideas anybody?
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:09pm Brian Turner:

Greenlight, I was just asked by 'em while they tapes were being dug up and put out. The cover was also shot in Centralia PA not too far from where I grew up and Made In USA flick they score took place so was cool to see that....
  Tue. 5/3/16 3:10pm BarbR:

For me, these are great post-Levitation Austin jams! ;-)
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:11pm tomasz.:

as a heartburn sufferer, i feel a great kinship with Centralia
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:12pm tomasz.:

@wild neil i don't think you can sign in using the app.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:12pm TDK60:

I heard the Faust live at Monty Hall gig via this show. Wow, really fine psych rock with audience participation. Haven't had time to see the vid yet.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:14pm Brian Turner:

Thanks TDK our engineers went above and beyond on that zoner
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:17pm greenlight:

Brian that is so amazing. I never knew the story behind that pic, now it all makes sense. Also Thurston and Lee @wfmurecordfair stream. great stuff. had to be a good wknd. good evening.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:18pm Brian Turner:

yeh the whole town smoldered thru the 80s, and then they moved everyone out. Dunno how safe it was sitting there for that cover pic haha. They were passing thru there between Pottsville PA gig and NYC with fIREHOSE in 86
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:18pm Lopez:

that pic made me nervous. Lots of carcinogens were breathed that day!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:19pm Brian Turner:

hope not
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:19pm Lopez:

You should interview the kid who fell into the sinkhole on his grandparents lawn. He's gotta be 50 now
  Tue. 5/3/16 3:19pm Polyus:

This MacArthur song shouldn't work at all, but somehow it does.
  Tue. 5/3/16 3:22pm wild neil:

mac arthur reminds me of Styx in a good way...wait...yummy yummy yummy? this show is seriously demented. Bravo!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:23pm greenlight:

late 80, Pennsylvania, coal mining town, can not imagine. cool pic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 3:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

In case anyone is collecting votes on Flea's anthem for BT's weekly opening number, count my vote as a solid "Yes."
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:26pm Lopez:

ROCKING SAX
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:26pm TDK60:

I vote "nah". I like Flea and all; it's the tune I abhor.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:27pm Eye_Eye:

JAMES CHANCE!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:28pm Michael 98145:

good to hear him again
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:30pm Eye_Eye:

how was James at the recent record fair? anyone get a chance to see him? :)
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:33pm Michael 98145:

Thanks to fellow listeners for directing us to this: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:33pm Lopez:

Missed the fair due to working. Bummer I missed James Chance
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:36pm geezerette:

Agree with Ken about anthem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 3:39pm Cheri Pi:

click*
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 3:48pm Cliff:

Bye-bye, creepy Japanese robot voice!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:55pm geezerette:

Hello hippy harmonies.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:56pm geezerette:

Is that pot or patchouli?
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:58pm geezerette:

Love this Yoko album.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:58pm tomasz.:

it's pot
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 3:59pm geezerette:

::::::::)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 3:59pm coelacanth:

greetings Brian and sundry hooligans
...it only took me 15-20 minutes to prevail (temporarily) over my computer's shenanigans.

...Fast Forward made that song tolerable, even good!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:00pm statoj:

I love this Yoko song too.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:02pm Eye_Eye:

@coelacanth agreed.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:03pm geezerette:

Comforting to discover she can actually sing.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:05pm geezerette:

@Cliff: Did you watch any Casavettes films?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 4:06pm Cliff:

No geezerette, why do you ask?
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:09pm geezerette:

Thought you might've,wondering what you thought if so.
Vague memory of old thread.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:10pm Nucosme:

Hello hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 4:11pm Cliff:

I know of him but haven't gotten around to watching anything by him yet (I'm not much of a film buff anyway :)
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:13pm geezerette:

Oh well then! No reason to watch! Film is a last century medium anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 4:17pm Cliff:

A lot more interesting than most of this century's media though....
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:19pm Eye_Eye:

who's the guy in the background? reminds me a lot like alan vega/suicide ♥ :) does anyone know?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:22pm common:

b.t. all
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:23pm TDK60:

Film so quaint. Radio so old. Yet I still listen to WFMU via the air 60% of time; by computer 40%.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:24pm geezerette:

Well,I like lots of mediums & processes and my hierarchies change. I like visual lanuages and film is a great one,fun to go back to earliest & watch the vocabulary being built.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:25pm Cheri Pi:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:26pm TDK60:

This Wire outfit has potential.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:27pm Lopez:

Great Wire track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:28pm Carmichael:

Just back from meetings and off to more. Dammit, and Wire is on! Don't play anything good for a while, n'kay Brian??
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:29pm geezerette:

yeah this is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:32pm coelacanth:

Hey! that's not fair! Brian, don't listen to him!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:33pm geezerette:

sounds sorta Talking Heads/Devo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:34pm Cheri Pi:

crazy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:34pm coelacanth:

a little wipers too, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:35pm chris:

what a set, BT. holyfreakingyes!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 4:38pm TDK60:

Yes, very musical vibrations; gotta exit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:40pm coelacanth:

ciao TDK
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:48pm common:

wow! this is crazy. thought there was someone moaning in my house for a second. creepy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:52pm common:

oh man! greeeeeaaat cover! great video of this too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:52pm Cheri Pi:

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, whaa???
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 4:53pm Cliff:

Robert Palmer! Duuuuude!

geezerette: Virtual reality is making a comeback nowadays, if you're interested in seeing a new visual vocabulary being built....lots of challenges to overcome still in that medium
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:54pm Cheri Pi:

My mom is a yuge Robert Palmer fan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Electric guitar is mid-20th Century stuff. Tubes? Nothing else like it...Completely unnecessary now - in a way...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 4:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I mean - everything's unnecessary now...just have digital simulations - & machines to experience them...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 4:59pm Cliff:

Computers haven't become sentient yet... (and maybe never will, though don't try to tell an AI researcher that!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:03pm coelacanth:

but digital simulation of tubes does not sound like tubes. it's an unreasonable facsimile.
(i guess folks who didn't grow up with a beautiful fisher amp might not know that though.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:06pm Cliff:

Hey Brian, I looked up Kimamanahibi on discogs, if you give me the track # I can try to translate the title for you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:06pm coelacanth:

this guy's singing is much easier to take than Morressy's.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:07pm Michael 98145:

it would appear meat is murder
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:07pm Cliff:

That's Morrissey, you heathen! :P
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:08pm Brian Turner:

sure Cliff, we have Mayuko on staff that I will prolly get on the case :)
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:09pm tomasz.:

NWC that talks back
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:10pm Cliff:

Ok, no problem then :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:10pm coelacanth:

Yikes! no offense. he is or was a Great lyricist; and the smiths' instrumentalists were impeccable...i just wish they had a good vocalist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:13pm coelacanth:

(i've got no glasses on and my hands are behind my back, if anyone wants to hit me in the face.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:14pm Cliff:

Nah, just messin' with you coelacanth...just found it funny to see someone rank Cookie Monster vocals over him, heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:15pm Cliff:

While misspelling his name besides
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...well - he has a distinctive voice (he sounds like him) - which is half the battle in Pop/Rawk - & he's basically intelligible (I can tell the words - which helps in this case w/ the good writing, but isn't even a prime virtue in singing necessarily)...he communicates inflections (irony, what have you) - even as his style tends to a kind of spoken monotone, itself a certain effect...'cetera...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:18pm coelacanth:

hey, i was pretty happy with myself for remembering the double double in his name!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh - I thot you were talking about MES...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:20pm coelacanth:

anyway, Cliff, i half-jest as well. i don't like Morrissey's singing, but i've heard much better cookie monsters too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(?)...but much the same evaluations...
  Tue. 5/3/16 5:21pm Jeremy:

Yeah U 47! Feeling voxish
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:22pm Michael 98145:

for those doggie avatars!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:22pm tomasz.:

hell yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:23pm coelacanth:

hahaha! i've never heard this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:23pm Cliff:

Well you are a prehistoric fish, so I'll give you credit for managing to spell anything at all...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:23pm coelacanth:

(that one)
  Tue. 5/3/16 5:23pm B Z:

FIVE PAWS UP!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:24pm Cheri Pi:

Edith Megadeth is LOSING her shit!!!
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:24pm Cheyenne:

I like Jingle Cats better but this is purty good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:24pm coelacanth:

well, shit, Cliff - and typing on a keyboard!
  Tue. 5/3/16 5:24pm rw:

I really need to teach my dog to sing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a surprisingly pleasant range, if not perfect intonation...a primal instinctualism is manifest in the vocalizations...fine Art...yessir...
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:24pm Lopez:

God Bless the Singing Dogs
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:25pm Cliff:

I assume you evolved some sort of rudimentary appendages for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:25pm coelacanth:

Rabbit, those particular dogs were culled from the mormon tabernacle choir.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:31pm Michael 98145:

"If I paint like a barbarian, it's because we live in a barbarous age" - Karel Appel
  Tue. 5/3/16 5:35pm ?:

Brian, can you play some fIREHOSE from Ragin' Full On?
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:35pm singing serpent glen:

If I sing like a dog...?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:36pm coelacanth:

Cliff, no. why do you think my replies usually come about 20 minutes after the conversation ended?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:38pm coelacanth:

Michael, i can use that.
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:39pm geezerette:

Hey there,that was unintentionally funny!
Kurt Schwitters though,now THERE was a vocalist!

Aware of strides in AI and Virtual Reality but haven't tried new devices yet. I'm more concerned about losing huge chunks of actual reality! Not a fan of algorithmic delivery systems either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:44pm coelacanth:

those dogs probably didn't receive a scent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:53pm Cliff:

I've been experimenting with a couple VR systems for a while now, the technology is quite impressive but nobody seems to have a good idea what to do with it yet (myself included :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:57pm Cliff:

Is this supposed to sound like untuned radio static, or is there a problem with the stream? Just wondering....

(And thanks for the show today Brian!)
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 5:58pm Michael 98145:

Woof (Moo)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/3/16 5:58pm Cliff:

Haha, never mind, I can hear Brian talking just fine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/3/16 5:59pm coelacanth:

Thanks Brian!
later on people
Avatar Tue. 5/3/16 6:00pm Michael 98145:

Dzień dobry
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