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Playlist for 26 January 2012 Options | Minimalist rock and roll dance music

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(scene from Einstein on the Beach)

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Flying Lizards  Tutti Frutti   Options Top Ten  Statik    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Las Malas Amistades  Vamos Todos a Bailar   Options Patio Bonito  Honest Jons    0:02:29 (Pop‑up)
Albert Leskowsky  Tengertanc   Options Music for the instruments of an exhibition      0:05:45 (Pop‑up)
Trio  Drei Mann Im Doppelbett   Options Trio and Error  Mercury    0:09:07 (Pop‑up)
Brenton Wood  Gimme Little Sign   Options Oogum Boogum  Double Shot    0:12:20 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Mr Scruff 
Blackpool Roll   Options Keep It Unreal  Ninja Tune 
Zru Vogue
 
0:14:34 (Pop‑up)
Tornados  Flycatcher   Options EP Collection      0:18:06 (Pop‑up)
Young Marble Giants  Zebra Trucks   Options Colossal Youth  Rough Trade    0:20:49 (Pop‑up)
Paper Bag Players  Move Over   Options The Paper Bag Players  self-released    0:23:15 (Pop‑up)
Mates of State  Whiner's Bio   Options Team Boo  Polyvinyl    0:25:16 (Pop‑up)
Rift Valley Brothers  Muhiki Waku Nitwendanire   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Sawa Sawa Sound of Nairobi, Kenya  found here, on the Radio Diffusion Internasionaal Annexe  0:28:03 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Open Space   Options    
Mainly Jazz Dance Company
 
0:32:11 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Holly  Not Fade Away   Options From the Original Master Tapes  MCA    0:36:05 (Pop‑up)
Spinanes  I (heart) That Party With the Monkey Kitty   Options Manos  Sub Pop    0:38:21 (Pop‑up)
Technotronic  Pump Up the Jam   Options 12-inch single  SBK    0:41:14 (Pop‑up)
K. Flay  Nothing at All   Options I Stopped Caring in '96      0:44:24 (Pop‑up)
The Rip Off Artist  What Kind of Blue   Options blu tribunL (various artists)  Inflatabl    0:47:49 (Pop‑up)
Craig Ventresco  Wall Street Rag (Scott Joplin)   Options Crumb (soundtrack)  Rykodisc    0:51:07 (Pop‑up)
Delta Rhythm Boys  Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'   Options 78 (originally)  Decca  found here  0:54:02 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Zeljko Kerleta 
     
Polysics
 
0:56:59 (Pop‑up)
Suicide  Cheree   Options Suicide  Red Star; Mute    1:01:39 (Pop‑up)
Troggs  Wild Thing   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Fontana    1:05:10 (Pop‑up)
Frances Marie-Uitti  Lecture on Nothing (excerpt)   Options John Cage: Works for Cello/Lecture on Nothing  Etcetera     
Tremolons  Theme for a DJ   Options 7-inch single  Sundazed    1:13:30 (Pop‑up)
Lu Xuan  Apple Chasing Love   Options Black Plastic Singing Flats (various artists)    found here  1:15:29 (Pop‑up)
Mother Lion  I'm the Fool   Options Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands (various artists)  Numero    1:17:38 (Pop‑up)
Digable Planets  What Cool Breezes Do   Options Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)  Pendulum/ Elektra    1:19:49 (Pop‑up)
Ian Dury  The Body Song   Options Lord Upminster  Polydor    1:23:03 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Soundmaker Blues   Options    
Zru Vogue
 
1:28:18 (Pop‑up)
Tajdid El Houari  El Baz   Options Chaabi Music From Al-Maghrib (various artists)    found here  1:32:21 (Pop‑up)
Zru Vogue  Loubella Extendables   Options Zru Vogue; Zruism 1980-84    check out their blog!  1:37:29 (Pop‑up)
Wire  Bad Worn Thing   Options Red Barked Tree  Pink Flag 
Suzanne Somers introduces Wire
 
1:41:59 (Pop‑up)
Soft Cell  Tainted Love   Options Non Stop Erotic Cabaret  Sire    1:45:35 (Pop‑up)
Tuxedomoon  Desire   Options Downtown 81 Soundtrack  Virgin    1:48:06 (Pop‑up)
Polysics  Ah-Yeah!!   Options Now Is the Time!  Tofu 
Polysics
 
1:52:40 (Pop‑up)
Shiang Waun Ching  Everything I Do, I Do for You   Options cassette I bought on the street      1:55:40 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Teupen Group 
Tropical Scene   Options The Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk    1:58:30 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  10:53am Charlie:

Stop by and shake a virtual tail feather!
  11:58am ndbob:

Heya Charlie!
  11:58am Artie:

On board.
  11:58am victor G:

Hiya Charlie, good to be with you again
  11:59am Alf from Upstate:

Welcome back Charlie!
  11:59am listener james from westwood:

i'm shaking a tail feather, and a moneymaker if it helps.
  11:59am listener james from westwood:

howdy and happy thursday, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm charlie:

hi bob, artie, victor, alf, james -- great to see you all
!
  12:03pm Michael:

Not shaking but am vibrating for some reason. Hiya Charlie!
  12:03pm R. THOrnton:

hi hi charlie
  12:05pm r. THOrnton:

btw, i think the Lizards got one of the lines in Tutti Frutti wrong - the correct line is "i got a girl named Daisy/she ALWAYS drives me crazy." right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm charlie:

greetings, michael, r thornton.
vamos todos a bailar!
  12:06pm victor G:

Malas Amistades sounds amazingly like Aib's Gallo Bueno band
  12:09pm Wendy del Formaggio:

CHARLIE! Happy Thursday to you and the listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm charlie:

How is Aib doing, Victor? Gallo Bueno still around?
Morning, Wendy!
  12:17pm listener 108365 in bushwood:

thursday's gotten bouncy. gimme alittle sign is something I grooved to as a kid, but who the hell is Brenton Woods?
  12:19pm listener 108365 in bushwood:

did he found the IMF and the world bank?
  12:22pm listener james from westwood:

ah, i recall this cut as the bed music of the old audio chatroom FMU show.
  12:23pm r. THOrnton:

bretton woods was where the imf was born in 1944
  12:28pm listener james from westwood:

also usually used as shorthand for the monetary policy that arose from the '44 meeting, most notably for the dollar-to-gold convertibility.
  12:30pm victor G:

Gallo Bueno as well as a big band version still around & recording. I'll send you links.
  12:30pm Michael:

Charlie - your pic prompted me to look - Einstein @ BAM in Sept!
SEPTEMBER 14-16, 19-23, 2012
Presented by: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Venue: Opera House
BROOKLYN, NY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm charlie:

victor- yes do send links!
michael - go see it if you never have!
  12:32pm Doug S.:

I did a Bretton Woods double-take when I first discovered Brenton Wood. What a sweet voice. Had him on my marathon premium last year.
  12:33pm Michael:

I did in '84! Might go again if I can.
  12:35pm listener james from westwood:

brenton wood is indeed the gold standard.
  12:36pm i've been here, just busy doing nothing,:

a.
  12:41pm victor G:

For minimalist roots, you can always go back to Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy W. etc.
  12:41pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I'd also (heart) a party with a monkey kitty.
  12:42pm a.:

hey wendy!
  12:43pm annie:

didn't mean to confuse anyone..
  12:43pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm charlie:

a is for annie
  12:44pm annie:

lower case, too.. yay you got it.
  12:44pm listener james from westwood:

i arrived pre-confused, so no worries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm charlie:

me too
  12:55pm ndbob:

ah the great DRB
  12:55pm Laura L:

Me three
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm charlie:

I love these guys!
  12:56pm r. THOrnton:

who am i and why am i here? :)
  12:56pm Vicki:

hi Charlie!
  1:04pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Vicki!
  1:07pm Vicki:

Hi Wendy! Hi Charlie!

ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm charlie:

yo ho ho!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm charlie:

hi vicki! how are those mic breaks going?!
  1:08pm Vicki:

I'm up to 22nd March
  1:11pm Vicki:

oh this is a good version
  1:12pm listener 108365 in bushwood:

i recognize that lady from one of my favorite dj premiums
  1:13pm Vicki:

yes who's that lady nothinging?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm charlie:

Frances-Marie Uitti reading Lecture on Nothing by John Cage
  1:16pm don:

yo! sounding superbly charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm charlie:

hi don! nice to see ya.
  1:20pm Vicki:

great show btw
  1:20pm Brian en Angleterre:

Bonjour Charlie, what is maximalist rock?
  1:22pm listener james from westwood:

@Brian: Andrew WK?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm charlie:

Rick Astley
  1:25pm r. THOrnton:

how about sparks?
  1:26pm sing along with mitch:

Ian-tastic!
  1:29pm Brian en Angleterre:

james, I know not. Charlie is that serious? He's a lovely chap.
  1:33pm ndbob:

I saw the Digable Planets in 2005
  1:34pm Brian en Angleterre:

Hey Charlie, you've seen me dancing then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm charlie:

Not saying anything against Rick (if that's what you're referring to, Brian), just that the productions are so BIG!
  1:36pm r. THOrnton:

el baz is el BAD! (in a good way of course)
  1:42pm sing along with mitch:

thinking of converting to zruism
  1:42pm Brian en Angleterre:

Yeah Stock, Aitken & Waterman were responsible for those production values, if that is the correct term.
  1:44pm seang:

for some reason I had a premonition that a song off of Green by REM was going to come on
  1:44pm listener james from westwood:

for some reason i find myself whistling erasure's "chorus" along with "bad worn thing." just felt they'd mash up well.
  1:45pm listener james from westwood:

hah, didn't mean to echo your post opener. that's a crazy coincidence!
  1:46pm seang:

yeah man that was weird! I was going to post earlier but decided not to
  1:48pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I love Marc Almond!
  1:48pm pgw in mntclr:

in '81-82, as a 7 year old, i taped this soft cell song off the radio. i got sucked in by the laser-gun sounds in the beginning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm charlie:

zap-zap!
  1:51pm joe:

Guitar sounds a little Frippy
  1:55pm trsh:

Some busy harpsichord in the background, here, is sounding good with this Ah-Yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm charlie:

Very busy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm charlie:

Checking out in a minute -- thanks to everyone for dropping by today!
  1:59pm anne:

wow this sounds Taiwanese. is it?
  2:00pm listener james from westwood:

thanks for the fine sounds, charlie! good thursday to all!
  2:00pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  2:02pm Michael:

Nice stuff Charlie! How about we do it again in a week?
  2:02pm sing along with mitch:

thanks for sharing these gems - rhythm was rife
  2:03pm pgw in mntclr:

good stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm charlie:

See y'all next week!
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