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Playlist for 04 July 2007 Options | Fourth of July Live Comment Spectacular

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Artist Song Album Approx. start time
Mary Schneider  Yodeling Marchtime   Options   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Dick Schory  National Emblem March   Options   0:03:05 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Soviet Ensenble  The Internationale   Options   0:05:40 (Pop‑up)
Laibach  Rossiya   Options Volk  0:09:09 (Pop‑up)
Pet Shop Boys  Go West   Options   0:12:57 (Pop‑up)
Liedertaufel Margot Honecker  Gute Freund   Options   0:18:01 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Luftwaffenmusikkorps 4 
Happiness March   Options   0:21:20 (Pop‑up)
Red Shadow  Understanding Marx   Options   0:26:44 (Pop‑up)
Radio Pyongyang  Motherland Megamix   Options Commie Funk and Agit Pop From The Hermit Kingdom  0:31:20 (Pop‑up)
Public Image Ltd.  Socialist   Options Plastic Box  0:37:15 (Pop‑up)
The Germs  Communist Eyes   Options   0:39:38 (Pop‑up)
Wire  Mr Marx's Table   Options Live in Chicago September 2002  0:42:15 (Pop‑up)
Tang Dynasty  The Internationale   Options   0:47:41 (Pop‑up)
Carlo the Calliope  Washington Post March   Options   0:53:16 (Pop‑up)
Rammstein  Moskau   Options Reise, Reise  0:59:44 (Pop‑up)
King Missile  America Kicks Ass (FCC Edit)   Options   1:03:37 (Pop‑up)
rx  Whole Lotta Love   Options   1:06:51 (Pop‑up)
MA Numminen  A Proposition Is...   Options Numminen Sings Wittgenstein  1:10:34 (Pop‑up)
The International Noise Conspiracy  Capitalism Stole My Virginity   Options   1:13:11 (Pop‑up)
Chumbawumba  Give The Anarchist a Cigarette   Options   1:16:44 (Pop‑up)
The Blackhands  Anarchy In The UK   Options   1:24:05 (Pop‑up)
386 DX  Anarchy In The UK   Options   1:27:39 (Pop‑up)
Opium Jukebox  Anarchy In The UK   Options   1:31:07 (Pop‑up)
Les Pistols de Sex  L'Anarchie Pour Le UK   Options   1:36:01 (Pop‑up)
Ferris Bueller  Isms   Options   1:39:21 (Pop‑up)
Los Punk Rockers  Anarchy In The UK   Options   1:39:50 (Pop‑up)
Monopol  Anarchie   Options   1:43:00 (Pop‑up)
Soulfly  Born Again Anarchist   Options   1:46:36 (Pop‑up)
Jim Roche and Chariman Mao  The Little Red Bubble Blower   Options   1:49:37 (Pop‑up)
Vernon Oxford  The Redneck National Anthem   Options   1:52:30 (Pop‑up)
Carson Robison  I'm No Communist   Options   1:54:50 (Pop‑up)
Red Shadow  This Ship Is Sinking   Options   1:57:33 (Pop‑up)
Terry Preston  Let's Keep the Communists Out   Options   2:00:47 (Pop‑up)
Red Shadow  Daddy, You've Been Played   Options   2:02:39 (Pop‑up)
The Kavaliers  Get That Communist Joe!   Options   2:06:27 (Pop‑up)
Finnish Europaische Freiwillge  liisa Pien (Lili Marlene)   Options   2:12:57 (Pop‑up)
Unknown  Despotism   Options   2:15:41 (Pop‑up)
Nazi Storm Troopers  Hail Deutschland   Options Hitler's Inferno  2:24:53 (Pop‑up)
Heaven 17  (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thing   Options   2:28:40 (Pop‑up)
Anthony Braxton  Side One, Track Three   Options Creative Orchestra Music 1976  2:33:02 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Austrian Yodelers  Holzhacker Marsch (Woodchopper's March)   Options   2:39:20 (Pop‑up)
The State Symphony Orchestra  Russian National Anthem   Options   2:42:22 (Pop‑up)
Louis Clark  Hooked on America   Options   2:46:15 (Pop‑up)
John Lennon  Give Bagism a Chance   Options   2:50:07 (Pop‑up)
Coco Bravial Quartet  The Internationale   Options   2:52:29 (Pop‑up)
Robert Wyatt  The Internationale   Options   2:54:17 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:36am dante:

Hey Ken! Love the concept. WE had our national holiday sunday in Canada. All day I had the song 'Die for your Government' stuck in my head. It's by anti-flag. I'm not sure if you can play it because there's swear words. But i'd love to hear it
  9:40am Ken:

Thanks Dante - No can do because of the naughty words. Sounds like you have something in Canada known as free speech.. I just spent half an hour editing all the bad words out a King Missile song which is coming up...
  9:53am dante:

we can only drop the f/s bombs on the radio after 10 pm... I think. Although I've heard a few slips during the day time. So, in that sense we're not that free either. As far as media concentration goes it's getting pretty bad up here as well (
  10:05am claude b:

Fripp Urizel
on God Save the Queen/
Under Heavy Manners
  10:06am watchpocket:

Biography by Ed Nimmervoll

Rammstein was formed in 1993 by an assembly of factory-weary proletarians raised in East Germany. They took their name (adding an "m") from the location of a German tragedy where 80 people were hurt and killed as the result of a crash during an American Air Force flight show. The literal translation of "ram stein" is a battering ram made of stone. Word of Rammstein's horror romanticist blend of theater and music spread like wildfire. One-time Olympic swimmer Till Lindemann would sing entire songs engulfed in flame from head to toe. The band's first album, Herzeleid (Heartache), built on the grounds created by the band's live reputation. Scaling the German charts (and remaining there until the release of the second Rammstein LP some two years later), the album also introduced the band to the world outside of the Germany/Switzerland/Austria region. As Rammstein's second album, Sehnsucht (Longing), was released, the band was headlining throughout Europe to crowds of 10,000 to 30,000 people. Sehnsucht entered the German charts at number one immediately upon its release and came very close to doing the same in Austria and Switzerland. Within weeks, entries on other countries' charts had Sehnsucht rubbing elbows with the Prodigy, Radiohead, and the Rolling Stones on Billboard's cumulative Eurochart. From there the fever spread, transcending any perceived language barrier. Mutter followed in 2001, Reise, Reise in 2004, and the live collection Volkerball in 2006.
  10:10am John from Oslo:

The Good Neighbor
Written by Canadian Gordon Sinclair

Read it:

Listen to it:
  10:15am Ken:

Thanks John - That was also re-recorded by Byron Mcgregor under the title "Americans" and it became a hit single in 1974.
  10:19am watchpocket:

as that the sixties-era CKLW news guy Byron Macgregor?
  10:26am Ken:

Yes, the same Byron McGregor, who I also worked with briefly at WWJ in Detroit in the early 80's. He had the demeanor of a man who knew that his 15 minutes of fame had long ago expired.
  10:42am ?:

are you going to pay any tribute to bokonanism? if yes, maybe Ambrosia
  10:47am Jeff M:

This notion of listener contributions during the show is counterrevolutionary decadence. We are here to hear the programming of the Central Authority.
  10:55am Vic Perry:

"New Tomorrow" by Up With People. For the moral regeneration generation.
  10:59am Glenn Close:

Alas, there is no Up With People in the entire WFMU library, you running dogs!
  11:05am Larry:

No more Red Shadow!!
  11:11am Lukas:

I didn't even know that Red Shadow's work was reissued on CD. I am going to have to order it now.
  11:15am Moe:

More Red Shadow!
  11:38am Lukas:

Wow, you are playing my favorite Anthony Braxton track. More demented brass music!
  11:45am Warren G. Harding:

something by Governor Jimmie Davis...and don't forget to salute while it's playing
  11:47am Jeff M:

Something about the Braxton piece filled me with the desire to hear Rufus Harley -- did he do anything thematically consistent with the current goings-on?
  11:55am goetz:

i know it's gettin' late - but for some truely heartfelt german vibes you gotta have "schwarzbraun ist die haselnuss"

or at least one of these

or the alltime classic:
just clap along!
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