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Options October 13, 2015: Horns of the Devil: The Horn Rock Special

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Artist Track Album Year Approx. start time
The In-Theme        0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Chicago  Beginnings   Options Chicago Transit Authority  1969  0:01:55 (Pop‑up)
Iguana  Arco Iris de Cristal (1971)   Options V.A.: Historia del Rock Mexicano, Vol. 1    0:09:43 (Pop‑up)
Samurai  Give a Little Love   Options Samurai  1971  0:12:42 (Pop‑up)
Univeria Zekt  Altcheringa   Options The Unnamables  1971  0:16:19 (Pop‑up)
Rastus  Lucy Bluebird   Options Steamin'  1972  0:19:48 (Pop‑up)
The Alan Bown  Friends in St. Louis   Options The Alan Bown!  1969  0:26:04 (Pop‑up)
Myrth  Shed My Skin   Options Myrth  1969  0:28:31 (Pop‑up)
Blood, Sweat & Tears  Spinning Wheel   Options Blood, Sweat & Tears  1968  0:38:17 (Pop‑up)
Malo  Nena   Options Malo  1972  0:42:24 (Pop‑up)
Auricle  Columbian Bubblegum   Options Glider  1978  0:48:49 (Pop‑up)
Rastus  Multicolored Taxicab   Options Rastus  1971  0:52:24 (Pop‑up)
Solid Gold Cadillac  Solid Gold Cadillac   Options Solid Gold Cadillac  1972  0:56:35 (Pop‑up)
Gas Mask  The Immigrant   Options Their First Album  1970  1:01:02 (Pop‑up)
Abel  I'd Still Be with Her   Options Please World  1971  1:07:01 (Pop‑up)
Blood, Sweat & Tears  Sometimes in Winter   Options Blood, Sweat & Tears  1968  1:09:36 (Pop‑up)
River City Street Band  People   Options River City Street Band  1972  1:16:10 (Pop‑up)
Chicago  Listen   Options Chicago Transit Authority  1969  1:20:09 (Pop‑up)
Peace & Love  Tijuana (1972)   Options V.A.: Historia del Rock Mexicano, Vol. 1    1:23:30 (Pop‑up)
River City Street Band  Some Other Man   Options River City Street Band  1972  1:27:41 (Pop‑up)
Walrus  Sunshine Needs Me   Options Walrus  1970  1:29:54 (Pop‑up)
McLuhan  Witches Theme and Dance   Options Anomaly  1970  1:33:10 (Pop‑up)
Galliard  Pastorale   Options Strange Pleasure  1970  1:42:57 (Pop‑up)
Creative Rock  Wunderbar   Options Gorilla  1972  1:45:23 (Pop‑up)
Azteca  Azteca   Options Azteca  1972  1:55:13 (Pop‑up)
Blood, Sweat & Tears  Without Her   Options Child Is Father to the Man  1968  1:59:51 (Pop‑up)
Locomotive  Now Is the End – The End Is When   Options We Are Everything You See  1970  2:02:32 (Pop‑up)
The Ides of March  Mrs. Grayson's Farm   Options Common Bond  1971  2:05:49 (Pop‑up)
Rastus  Keep On Pushin'   Options Steamin'  1972  2:11:00 (Pop‑up)
Walrus  Tomorrow Never Comes   Options Walrus  1970  2:14:02 (Pop‑up)
Creative Rock  Blind People   Options Gorilla  1972  2:17:36 (Pop‑up)
Nucleus  Ballad of Joe Pimp   Options We'll Talk About It Later  1970  2:29:04 (Pop‑up)
Snakes Alive  Theme for Myra   Options Snakes Alive  1974  2:33:22 (Pop‑up)
Bethlehem Asylum  Sea Rider   Options Commit Yourself  1970  2:40:50 (Pop‑up)
Chicago  West Virginia Fantasies   Options Chicago  1970  2:47:28 (Pop‑up)
Univeria Zekt  You Speak and Speak and Colegram   Options The Unnamables  1971  2:49:01 (Pop‑up)
Chase  Night   Options Ennea  1972  2:51:11 (Pop‑up)
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options     2:57:06 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:01pm V Priceless:

Hey Tony! Rumor has it this show is gonna 'blow'! Can't wait!
Avatar 12:01pm Tony Coulter:


Heya, V Priceless!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

The man who puts the TC in TCB! (The B today is for brass.)
Avatar 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

Hola, James!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Carmichael:

Let there be horns. Hey there, Tony and listenahs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Chicago is performing here in Pittsburgh on Monday. (No word yet when Pittsburgh will be performing in Chicago.) Good day, fellow Coulteranians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm listener james from westwood:

This was the wedding song at the nuptials of two friends of mine!
Avatar 12:06pm Tony Coulter:

Forgive me -- I couldn't resist beginning with "Beginnings."
Avatar 12:06pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, Carmichael and Doug!!
Avatar 12:07pm Cecile:

OK. I'm giving it a shot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

Me so horny.
Avatar 12:10pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, Cecile & Uncle Michael!

Glad you both came horning in....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Doug Schulkind:

All the horns, with none of the dilemma.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Rich in Washington:

Will there be Herb Alpert?
Avatar 12:14pm Tony Coulter:

Samurai = The Web
Avatar 12:15pm Tony Coulter:

Hola Rich!

No Herb, no -- he ain't rockin' enough.
Avatar 12:15pm Cecile:

a lot of these horn rock groups had killer keyboardists, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Rich in Washington:

This begs being mashed up with my favorite Bertolt Brecht quote:

In the dark times, will there be Herb Alpert?
Avatar 12:17pm Tony Coulter:

Univeria Zekt is ... Magma in disguise!!
Avatar 12:17pm Cecile:

I like this better than any Magma I've heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm JtotheK:

hi everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Carmichael:

I love this song, but never knew who played it. Clicky Star!
Avatar 12:18pm Tony Coulter:

BIG BIG THANKS to Ed from Portland for his super-generous pledge over the week since last week's show!!!! YAY ED!!!
Avatar 12:19pm Tony Coulter:

Hey ho, JtotheK!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Carmichael:

Oh Tony, just got back from another whirlwind trip to Portland. Sadly, no time to record shop.
Avatar 12:20pm Tony Coulter:

Oh well -- hope you had fun!!
Avatar 12:20pm V Priceless:

ha - just scored that Samurai album last week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Carmichael:

I'll be back for Thanksgiving. Will have plenty of time then.
Avatar 12:23pm Tony Coulter:

This Rastus record on now is the first record I ever bought with my own money -- not kidding! (Not this particular copy, of course.) I bought it because the cover features a crayfish wearing shades (and it was super-cheap).
Avatar 12:23pm Cecile:

also, the singers were belters. Had to be heard above the horn section
Avatar 12:24pm Cecile:

cool, tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Carmichael:

Cleveland band, I understand.
Avatar 12:24pm Tony Coulter:

Think so, yes.
  12:24pm ?:

Cleveland Ohio?
Avatar 12:25pm Tony Coulter:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

I knew I'd hear great music today...by horn bands I don't know...and therefore didn't include on the measly one-hour horn band special that I did for my old Viva Radio show. Rastus is kickin'!
Avatar 12:28pm Tony Coulter:

More Rastus ahead later in the show!
Avatar 12:28pm Cecile:

hey tony, did you take any of our suggestions from a couple weeks ago for this show?
Avatar 12:29pm Tony Coulter:

Yep, a few....
Avatar 12:29pm Cecile:

not that you really needed our help...
Avatar 12:31pm Tony Coulter:

One easy way to spot a horn band: There are so many members they can barely fit on the album cover.
Avatar 12:38pm Cecile:

ride a painted pony!
Avatar 12:38pm V Priceless:

show me the colors that are real, Tony!!
Avatar 12:40pm Tony Coulter:

Don't worry, they're re-ee-ee-ee-ee-al.....
Avatar 12:41pm Cecile:

brings back memories of car rides.
It's crazy that this was a hit.
Avatar 12:41pm Cecile:

I think I have a recording of Peggy Lee doing this.
Avatar 12:42pm V Priceless:

when bell bottoms walked the Earth...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Jeff Golick:

Don't wanna be mute; hi, Tony, all assembled!
Avatar 12:43pm Tony Coulter:

Jeff G! Hola!
Avatar 12:44pm Cecile:

como estas?
Avatar 12:48pm Tony Coulter:

Horn rock must be about the only '60s/'70s rock style that hasn't been recycled yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Carmichael:

The brother of Oye Como Va.
Avatar 12:49pm Cecile:

Tony, say that very softly.
Avatar 12:50pm V Priceless:

@ Tony - I was just thinking that!
Avatar 12:51pm V Priceless:

'metal' has embraced a different kind of 'horn rock', one might say
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Jeff Golick:

"Taxi cabs, they love passengers."
Avatar 12:53pm Tony Coulter:

"Those taxicabs love passengers...."
Avatar 12:54pm Tony Coulter:

Oops -- mind meld.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Jeff Golick:

A line so nice...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Carmichael:

I can't get over how the lead singer sounds like the Marshall Tucker guy.
Avatar 12:56pm Tony Coulter:

Rastus were a very tough looking band. Basically, they look like a street gang.
Avatar 12:57pm Tony Coulter:

Talking of vocalists, the vocalist for Solid Gold Cadillac is none other than Phil Minton!!
Avatar 12:58pm Tony Coulter:

"Don't you breathe on my shellac...."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Jeff Golick:

Minton? That's kinda nuts.
Avatar 1:00pm Tony Coulter:

Yep, it's him!! SGC was a Mike Westbrook project.
Avatar 1:01pm Mayuko:

So sad that I need to head out, but have enjoyed the first hour, thank you Tony! Have a great day everyone.
Avatar 1:02pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, Mayuko! Glad you caught the first hour!!
Avatar 1:02pm Cecile:

aw I missed a couple, but I'll catch it them on archives.
Avatar 1:03pm Tony Coulter:

Gas Mask's trumpet man was none other than ... Enrico Rava!
Avatar 1:03pm Cecile:

he of the interesting Michael Jackson tribute.
Avatar 1:04pm Cecile:

among other things.
Avatar 1:04pm Tony Coulter:

Hey everyone, don't forget it's Cap'n Crunch time for the station. Please help out if you can!!
Avatar 1:07pm V Priceless:

hey TC - any Earth Wind and Fire in the mix?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Jeff Golick:

Enrico Rava? Will wonders never cease?
  1:10pm Dean:

Does Chuck Mangione count?
Avatar 1:10pm Tony Coulter:

@ V Priceless: No, Earth, Wind & Fire today -- no. Though I did consider them, along with War. Decided both weren't really "rock," whatever "rock" is....
  1:10pm Dean:

Or does he just start blowing and improvise willy-nilly?
Avatar 1:11pm Tony Coulter:

Hey Dean!

Don't actually own any Chuck Mangione -- unless you count that great National Gallery album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm listener james from westwood:

Dug the first hour-plus!
  1:14pm Dean:

Don't know that one.

EW&F and War aren't rock? But Malo is? Does not compute. I suppose Malo features more rock guitar, but still.
Avatar 1:18pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: Yeah, I know -- irrational. Guess I shouldn't say they're not rock. They just didn't seem to fit into the horn rock sound I had in mind.
Avatar 1:18pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, James!
Avatar 1:19pm Tony Coulter:

Think I skipped over the Abel track when I back-announced (forgot to write it down). Abel was a California Latin rock band led by guitarist Abel Sanchez. Very nice stuff.
Avatar 1:28pm Cecile:

forget metal, this might be the most macho of rock genres.
Avatar 1:29pm Tony Coulter:

HUGE THANKS to Brian from the U.K. for his generous pledge!! THREE CHEERS FOR BRIAN!!!
Avatar 1:31pm Tony Coulter:

@ Cecile: You may be on to something there. There is Cold Blood, led by Lydia Pense, but I'm not really a fan, so she won't be showing up today.
Avatar 1:32pm Cecile:

I mean, not only is it almost all dudes, but they don't even sing about a certain range. No Rob Halfords or Bruce Dickinsons here.
Avatar 1:36pm Tony Coulter:

HEY!! We're at the halfway point of this show and have only gotten one pledge. Gotta do better than that!!! Please consider making a pledge, if at all possible. The station and stream really need your help. We're too proud to say it on air, but we're broke, man. Nothing but lint in the old pockets at this point....
Avatar 1:42pm Tony Coulter:

@ Cecile: Here are some high-pitched vocals for you.
Avatar 1:42pm Tony Coulter:

... in this McLuhan track I mean....
Avatar 1:43pm Cecile:

I'll donate this month, but I've made myself stick to a strict schedule because this is a month where a lot of stuff comes due for me.

hahahhahhaha exception that proves the rule.
Avatar 1:43pm Tony Coulter:

and here's some hobbit horn rock....
Avatar 1:45pm Cecile:

the vocals say "hobbit" the horns say "soul finger"
Avatar 1:46pm V Priceless:

Avatar 1:46pm Tony Coulter:

and now kraut horn rock .. produced by Conny Plank, no less....
Avatar 1:51pm Brian in UK:

Gorilla was the first Bonzoes album. Rodney Slater on the saxophone.
Avatar 1:51pm Tony Coulter:

True! Oh, and many thanks for the pledge!!!
Avatar 1:56pm Brian in UK:

Not heard Azteca in a month of Sundays. Have you ever featured Automatic Man, Tony?
Avatar 1:57pm Tony Coulter:

Nope -- have never heard Automatic Man, though I've certainly seen their record(s) around. Can easily picture the cover of one them in my mind's eye.
  1:58pm Stanley:

A big hello to big John Wayne, xylophone
Avatar 1:59pm Tony Coulter:

Stanley! Hullo dere....
  2:01pm Stanley:

Hi Tony, you can call me Val
Avatar 2:01pm Brian in UK:

Hey Val. Here is another link for your sojourn.
Avatar 2:02pm Tony Coulter:

Thing on now is probably the first horn rock record.
Avatar 2:03pm Tony Coulter:

The Al Kooper–period BST album, I mean....
Avatar 2:03pm V Priceless:

...and looking very relaxed, Adolph Hitler on vibes...
Avatar 2:04pm V Priceless:

good stuff, the A. Kooper-period BST.
Avatar 2:05pm Cheri Pi:

I heard there was a horn rock special going on?
Avatar 2:06pm Tony Coulter:

You hoid right. Vellcome, Cheri Pi!
  2:06pm Dean:

Yes, all of the tunes today were recorded by groups called Unicorn.
Avatar 2:07pm Brian in UK:

Did he say a month of Sundays?
Avatar 2:07pm Tony Coulter:

He did!!
Avatar 2:08pm Tony Coulter:

He heard you thinking....
Avatar 2:09pm Brian in UK:

"Thinking is the most dangerous process known to man" Winston Churchill.
Avatar 2:10pm Tony Coulter:

So what happened to all these horn players when the horn rock fad fizzled? Did they all shift over to disco?
Avatar 2:10pm Cheri Pi:

This will bolster me for my upcoming third meeting of the day
  2:10pm Dean:

Late night TV talk shows
Avatar 2:11pm Cecile:

they taught high school jazz band.
Avatar 2:11pm Cecile:

yikes, Pi! crazy
  2:11pm Stanley:

Thanks Brian but linkee no workee. got me curious tho'
  2:14pm Stanley:

Horn rock turned into jazz rock
Avatar 2:15pm V Priceless:

I wish Tomorrow would make up its mind....never comes, never knows...jeez...
Avatar 2:15pm Brian in UK:

Val, it worked for me, try this.
Avatar 2:15pm Cheri Pi:

3 is nothing these days.
Avatar 2:15pm Cecile:

tomorrow is like the worst friend ever.
Avatar 2:16pm Cecile:

that sucks
Avatar 2:16pm Tony Coulter:

Tomorrow never knows it's coming....
Avatar 2:17pm V Priceless:

Avatar 2:18pm Tony Coulter:

Hey. somebody out there in eyeball land: This show needs more pledges!!!! Please help out if you can.....
Avatar 2:21pm Cecile:

I need to live my life
Don't stop me from living my life
I don't need to be tied down
Society wants to tie me down and stop living my life
I just moved out of my folks's house and am riding cross country on a painted pony.
You are a fine woman but don't tie me down and make me stop living my life. You may, however, ride my painted pony. Both literally and figuratively
Avatar 2:22pm Cecile:

Sound about right?
Avatar 2:22pm Tony Coulter:

So, next week I'll be participating in the station's week-long "Singles Going Steady" extravaganza -- I'll be playing nothing but 7" records. The plan is to dip into my weirdorama singles box, which is full of novelty records and unintentional oddity of all kinds.
Avatar 2:23pm Cecile:

I both fear and anticipate that show, Tony.
Avatar 2:23pm Tony Coulter:

@ Cecile: You got it! But don't tie me down, woman....
Avatar 2:24pm Cecile:

Avatar 2:24pm Tony Coulter:

I mean, you got today's lyrical themes....
Avatar 2:24pm Cecile:

I know what you meant.
Avatar 2:25pm V Priceless:

I can't live without you not tying me down?
Avatar 2:27pm Cecile:

Tomorrow is always trying to tie me down, man.
Avatar 2:27pm Tony Coulter:

I can't live without you, PLEDGE BABY!!!

Please pledge if you can -- there's only half an hour left of today's show!!
Avatar 2:28pm V Priceless:

21st Century Schizoid Man-esque, there...
Avatar 2:29pm Cecile:

my girlfriend has plenty of money. Ask her.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Doug Schulkind:

I wonder how many collective ounces (gallons?) of spit-valve spit were expended during the making of these songs.
Avatar 2:30pm Tony Coulter:

@ V Priceless: Right you are! Didn't notice that....
Avatar 2:30pm Cecile:

this track would actually make a great rap song.
Avatar 2:33pm Cecile:

oh! Do you know Ayers Rock, Tony? That was another Aussie jazz-rock band.
Avatar 2:34pm Tony Coulter:

@ Cecile: I do! Think I may have played them on a past show....
Avatar 2:35pm Cecile:

Avatar 2:36pm Cecile:

wow, this guy is as good on flute as Ron Burgundy. :D
Avatar 2:36pm Tony Coulter:

@ no one and everyone: PLEDGE!!! PLEDGE!!! PLEDGE!!!

... come to me, O' Pledge.....
Avatar 2:42pm Tony Coulter:

BIG THANKS to Cecile for her generous pledge!!! All hail the mighty Cecile! Nothing can tie her down, man!!
Avatar 2:43pm Cecile:

WFMU don't stop me from living my life!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Carmichael:

Boy, check out the bio on the guy from Bethlehem Asylum! What a free spirit: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 2:46pm Cecile:

damn, what a bio!
Avatar 2:48pm Tony Coulter:

A very Zappa-esque Chicago track, no?
Avatar 2:49pm Tony Coulter:

and now, more Magma in disguise....
  2:50pm Santos L Halper:

Great show Tony! No Zappa yet, but that was one of Chicago's FZish moments...
Avatar 2:51pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks (and hiya), Santos!
  2:51pm Santos L Halper:

What Tony said : )
They had a few other moments like that, and even shared a fondness for Varese it seems
Avatar 2:51pm Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Rick from SC:

I was wondering when we were going to hear some Chase.
Avatar 2:53pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy, Rick!! I saved them for the end....
Avatar 2:53pm Cecile:

dude, Viking horn rock.
Avatar 2:57pm Peter Nelson:

Indeed! Here: wfmu.org...
Avatar 2:57pm V Priceless:

thanx Tony!
Avatar 2:58pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks everyone! See you next week, when I'll be armed with a big pile of weird singles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks a ton for the master class in kick-ass brass!
Avatar 2:58pm Peter Nelson:

Groovy as always Tony.
  2:59pm Dean:

Unmarried people? Or 45s?
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