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Cool and Strange Music, Ephemeral Media, Found Sounds, Private Press and Outsider Music.

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Options January 22, 2021: Incredibly Strange Music Vol. 2 - Chapter 1: Jello Biafra pt. 26 - Religious, Cult and Occult Recordings pt. 2 (+ Drug Records)
Episode painting by Michael Brunelle.

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Hansadutta Swami  The Vision   Options The Vision  "...born Hans Carey in West Germany 1941...It's attempted celestial folk music but he is so off key that he sound like a more wasted Skip Spence instead..." - Jello 
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Alexander Spence (aka Skip Spence)  Fountain   Options AndOarAgain  (A track that reminds me of Hansadutta a bit) - Your DJ 
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(Bonus Track) Hansadutta Swami  Most Weird Abode   Options Nothing to Lose But All to Gain (Hansa Associates Production 1978)  "I took a session gig for $85 to play guitar for some crazy swami guy in 79. Pretty sure it was this record. There was no rehearsal. This guy was wild- promised the record would be a hit and we’d all get rich" - Youtube comment by "Daniel" from a year ago. 
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Mollie Thompson  The Cockeyed Ballad   Options From Worlds Afar  "This DIY record came out on Asteroid Records in the early 60's: a woman in England singing to space aliens in her back yard!" - Jello 
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Jonathan Round  Sympathy For the Devil   Options Jonathan Round  ...complete with a round cover! He does a growly-voiced hellfire-and-brimstone version of "Sympathy for the Devil..." - Jello 
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Salem, Mass  Witch Burning   Options Witch Burning  "...(from a tiny rural town in Idaho, of all places) put out a strange Magma-sounding album with a burning witch on the cover." - Jello 
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Magma  Hortz Fur Dëhn Stekëhn West   Options Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh   
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Salem, Mass  My Sweet Jane   Options Witch Burning  My favorite track from this LP - Your DJ 
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David Koresh  Madman in Waco   Options The Music And The Message  "There are a lot of tapes tied up in litigation...He did release one single, ironically titled "Mad Man in Waco" - about his predecessor (the guy he got into a shooting match with, who was even nuttier than he was and is now in a mental hospital. He tried to prove he could wake the dead better than Koresh could by digging up graves, bringing the corpses into the compound and trying to bring them to life). - Jello 
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Merrill Womach  I Believe In Miracles   Options I Believe In Miracles  Merrill Womach was an undertaker in Spokane, Washington who was badly burned in a plane crash. He made all these records thanking Jesus for sparing his life (and his operatically-trained voice) and he flaunts his burn scars on the cover of every record! - Jello (Merrill's first album after the plane crash, with a cover depicting the accident. - Your DJ) 
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Merrill Womach  Echoes of Yesterday   Options Happy Again ("He Restoreth My Soul" Soundtrack)  "His liner notes say it best: "Despite horrible burns covering most of his body, he remained conscious - in fact, he started to sing as they headed toward the hospital, as the attendants peeled his charred clothing from his body, he continued to sing... The flames had practically devoured his face - swollen, within hours, to the size of a basket ball, his face was a charred mass. There were at first no openings for his eyes, so great was the swelling." - Jello 
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Merrill Womach  He Restoreth My Soul   Options Film Audio  "He sang while they rushed him to surgery, and sang when he recovered" - that would make a pretty out-there movie, wouldn't it? Well, Merrill thought of that, too, and he made a soundtrack album as well: Happy Again (the movie is titled "He Restoreth My Soul")"- Jello 
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Merrill Womack Accompanied By Dean Kincaid  My Song   Options My Song  "I found an album, "My Song- The One Man Chorus," that came out before the plane crash, and it had 42 pictures of his face (count 'em) on the front cover." - Jello 
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(Bonus Track) Merrill Womach  Reach Out To Jesus   Options Merrill Womach in Quartet  My personal fave of the Womach album covers. - Your DJ 
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Willard Cantelon  Side 1   Options LSD Battle For the Mind   
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Merrill Womach  Lord Take Control Of Me   Options Happy Again ("He Restoreth My Soul" Soundtrack)  (Notes: Inner Gatefold Photo included on the bottom of pg. 39) "Open up the gatefold and it says, "Nearly 50 surgeries! God's ways are best!" ...There's a close-up of his head made-up to look charred, and if that picture were used on a heavy-metal or rap album, Tipper and Hillary would jump on that in no time, especially with the caption next to it: "It looked as if someone had taken a marshmellow and left it in the fire too long." - Jello 
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Joe Lee Kirkpatrick  Introductions   Options Turning Point Testimony of Joe Lee Kirkpatrick Former Heroin Addict   
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm notsoKWYET:

HELLLoooooOO-Hey
Avatar 2:01pm BC Sterrett:

Hello :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Rich in Washington:

Hi BC!
Hi everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Otis Fodder:

Hi BC. Religious, Cult and Occult Recordings after a 3-hour virtual hangover bender. This is Sheena Gold!
Avatar 2:02pm BC Sterrett:

This record use to show up fairly often in thrift stores, here in Ogden Utah for some reason.
Avatar 2:04pm BC Sterrett:

We do have a Krishna temple in American Fork that people from all over attend for the festival of colors each year.
Avatar 2:04pm StringOFperils:

Utah's always been a place to test weapons.
Avatar 2:06pm BC Sterrett:

It's true, especially in Magna.
Avatar 2:08pm StringOFperils:

Funny, cuz this does actually start to sound like OAR after a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Otis Fodder:

It all sounds like Spence. Blending well.
  2:10pm Steavin Las Vegas:

Good morning/afternoon!!
This is so exciting! I’ve been looking for some of this stuff forever!
Is this show archived anywhere?
Avatar 2:10pm BC Sterrett:

Our shows are archived, not sure about the full albums of Hansadutta.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm Otis Fodder:

Hi Steavin, this show will be archived a few hours after it airs on BC's main page, www.wfmu.org...
Avatar 2:11pm BC Sterrett:

I've listened to these records and read the lyrics several times and still have no idea what he's talking about.
  2:12pm Martinibomb:

Hola DJ BC
Avatar 2:12pm BC Sterrett:

Hey there Martini!
Avatar 2:13pm BC Sterrett:

Holy cow these songs are long. To my understanding he would improvise these lyrics and songs on the spot. I imagine the studio musicians trying to predict where the notes are going.
Avatar 2:14pm BC Sterrett:

Otis, thanks for telling me about the Queue option. It's nice to be able to read the comments here more. I feel less stressed out as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Rich in Washington:

I love how it's got this cowboy rhythm to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Rich in Washington:

Bless Kenzo and The Queue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Otis Fodder:

Aaaaamen Ahhhhmen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Rich in Washington:

$85 for a one-off session is pretty good for '78. Hopefully Daniel got paid in real dollars and not Karma bucks.
Avatar 2:17pm BC Sterrett:

lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Rich in Washington:

I'm a sucker for UFO cult records, esp. if they have the Adamski chicken brooder saucer on them.
Avatar 2:20pm StringOFperils:

J-RO. He's still Jonny on the block.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Rich in Washington:

That's nuts! Love it!
Avatar 2:27pm BC Sterrett:

One of my friends found this Salem, Mass LP for like $8 in SLC a few years back. I was jealous for sure. He sold it of course...and not to me. lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Jan Turkenburg:

Hi BC and all lost media archivers!
Avatar 2:33pm BC Sterrett:

Hi Jan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Jan Turkenburg:

Ah, I see I missed Skip...
Avatar 2:35pm BC Sterrett:

I need more Magma, this is the only record I have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Jan Turkenburg:

He'll be on coming monday's FDL too :-)
Avatar 2:35pm BC Sterrett:

Love the Skip Spence!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Rich in Washington:

It's maybe my fave Magma record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Otis Fodder:

3rd Magma is my top as well. Hard to choose from the 1st to the most recent, Zess.
  2:41pm Martinibomb:

Awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Otis Fodder:

I remember hearing acoustic Koresh stuff on tape in the 90s. I remember it being incredibly boring. Have not heard Electric Koresh yet though, until now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm Rich in Washington:

Merrill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Rich in Washington:

Womach's LPs are fairly easy to come across around here, due to his funeral music production company being in my state. I think near Tacoma.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Rich in Washington:

as are Little Marcy and Buzz Martin records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Otis:

Is it Womach Week on WFMU? Yes, every week is Womach Week at WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Rich in Washington:

I should play that pastel colored 80s abomination of his.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Otis:

Oh this one, Happy Again. Seemed to popup in the thrifts in Seattle often. It says something when you upgrade your Womach copy to get a near minty fold-out for a buck detailing his recovery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm Rich in Washington:

That's what I do, Otis. Upgrade and sell/trade the old one. It's not exactly an LP I can gift my kids, as I usually do with my dupes.
Avatar 2:53pm BC Sterrett:

I should let you know which Merrill records I'm missing in case you run into them. I found all mine at thrift stores here as well. They show up now and again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Rich in Washington:

Do. They're pretty easily found around here. Not SUPER common, but pretty available.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm notsoKWYET:

Loving this today... perfect cooking music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Otis:

Always doing that too Rich. Rarely have duplicates... just had a Arthur Lyman LP where the cover was mint and the vinyl had a layer of surface noise, just landed a new one cheap and swapped the crap vinyl for a minty one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Otis:

However my Merrill LPs from years ago did not make the cut when deciding what to move to another country with. However, Marjoe's child recordings did on LP... so there's an analysis of my vinyl priorities. Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Rich in Washington:

sometimes a thrift store record is so good I buy it anyway and usually give it to my son-in-law who's gotten into records. I usually give my daughter and SiL one really goofy record and one actually tasteful record.
Avatar 2:58pm mikewhite:

It is ok
Avatar 2:58pm BC Sterrett:

I'm missing the one just called Merrill, that you showed in the zoom meeting with a huge closeup of his face. Others looking for: "I stood on Calvary", "A Time For Us," "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory", "My Favorite Hymns," "In Concert" and his Christmas album :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Rich in Washington:

I've never actually seen this whole doc. I've seen clips but not the whole thing.
Avatar 3:00pm BC Sterrett:

Before it was available on youtube, I tracked down whomever owned the rights to this film and paid them for this DVD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Rich in Washington:

Merrill seemed like an OK guy. As far as I know, he wasn't a hateful homophobe or bigot. And I can't imagine going through that kind of hardship.
Interesting to note that he dedicated his life to producing funeral music for funeral homes.
Avatar 3:01pm BC Sterrett:

I've screened it in the past at Incredibly Strange Movie Night.
Avatar 3:01pm mikewhite:

Where is the music?
Avatar 3:02pm BC Sterrett:

James has it.
Avatar 3:03pm mikewhite:

Ok, I will give him a call. He told me to listen to music here.
Avatar 3:04pm BC Sterrett:

The real Mike White wouldn't be found dead listening to my radio show.
Avatar 3:06pm mikewhite:

I like some of your record nights. This is too much
Avatar 3:06pm BC Sterrett:

The music is back, thanks James!
Avatar 3:10pm BC Sterrett:

Such a great story.
Avatar 3:13pm BC Sterrett:

This is dedicated to you Mike White :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Otis:

My cats seem to like this, very much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Rich in Washington:

This is fantastic! I'm cleaning my kitchen to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Otis:

This is truly Music to Clean Your House By. Dust! Sweep! Scrub!
Avatar 3:20pm BC Sterrett:

I made dinner the other night to this music :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Otis:

You are making me regret purging my Happy Again album. Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Rich in Washington:

It's the pre-crash Merrill album. I run into this one fairly often.
I usually face the closeup Merrill albums on the bookshelves for some intrepid neophyte cratedigger to find, to the horror of Goodwill clerks everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Otis:

You are a good window dresser Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Rich in Washington:

I love how he pronounces LSD: Al Ass Dee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Rich in Washington:

these delusions actually sound nice. What's his point?
Avatar 3:32pm BC Sterrett:

My copy of this LDS record was a library record at WAKM FM. It was played Sept. 6, 1966, Sept. 7, 1966, Apr. 1, 1967, and May 2, 1967 at 1 PM - according to the stamps on the back...
Avatar 3:32pm ironybread:

Aw, fantastic! This LP is the very first thing you hear at the beginning of the Radio Free Oz episode "Night of the Provos" in February 1967. Bergman opened every show with a tape collage. Later that night his guests from the group Provo took over the studio and signed off, playing the National Anthem 17 times
Avatar 3:33pm ironybread:

Theory: this record is a secret side project of Bob of Bob & Ray
Avatar 3:33pm StringOFperils:

Ahhh, fond memories.
Avatar 3:33pm ironybread:

Al Esdee
Avatar 3:34pm BC Sterrett:

More drug records coming next week!
Avatar 3:36pm StringOFperils:

Ha ha.
Avatar 3:38pm BC Sterrett:

aElessDee
Avatar 3:38pm StringOFperils:

Wow. 108 bucks on discogs. Guess it's hard to find.
Avatar 3:39pm BC Sterrett:

Oh snap this show is ending sooner than I thought, gotta pull out more material!
Avatar 3:43pm BC Sterrett:

Oops, wrong speed sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Otis:

Thanks BC, fun show today! Thanks Rich too for the early hours waking up with coffee!
Avatar 3:56pm Sem:

I had a monkey on my back, and not a banana in sight.
Avatar 3:57pm ironybread:

I've still never heard an episode of Aloha Fridays. Must remember to listen in. Punch another hole in my Sheena's convocation card
Avatar 3:59pm BC Sterrett:

I wish I didn't have to work right after this I wanna hear the other shows!
Avatar 4:00pm StringOFperils:

Thanks BC !
Avatar 4:01pm BC Sterrett:

George girl? Sorry my computer has a hard time speaking properly
Avatar 4:01pm BC Sterrett:

Thanks for sticking around. See you next time!
Avatar 4:02pm Sem:

Thx!
Avatar 4:08pm BC Sterrett:

"There was music before, there'll be music again." - Merrill Womach

...More music next with DJ Georgy Girl.
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