Options Brian Turner: Playlist from May 30, 2017 Options

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 Comments New Approx. start time
Master Wilburn Burchette  Side A   Options Transcendental Music For Meditation  Burchette Brothers      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Fridge  Ark   Options EPH  Temporary Residence Ltd.      0:09:12 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan Winters  Going To Branson   Options Crank(y) Calls  Uproar      0:13:07 (Pop‑up)
Vom  Initiation / Ishtar   Options Initiation  At War With False Noise    *   0:16:26 (Pop‑up)
The Fall  Deer Park   Options Mainstreet, Auckland, 8/20/82        0:20:10 (Pop‑up)
Buffalo  Sunday (Come My Way)   Options Volcanic Rock  Akarma      0:29:08 (Pop‑up)
Tropical Trash  Early Wish   Options 7"  Sophomore Lounge  Coming live to the show August 29th!  *   0:34:18 (Pop‑up)
From Nursery To Misery  Phoenix Dragon   Options Pixies In the Woods  Dark Entries    *   0:43:45 (Pop‑up)
Amos and Sara  Enough Is Enough   Options Go Home Soldier  It's War Boys      0:46:03 (Pop‑up)
Rashim  It's Worth It   Options Suns.Shadows  Mosz      0:53:13 (Pop‑up)
Peter Behrendsen  Nachtflug   Options Nachtflug /Atem des Windes  Edition Telemark    *   0:56:21 (Pop‑up)
Ekambi Brilliant  Ekila   Options African Funk Experimentals 1975-1982  Africa Seven    *   1:05:37 (Pop‑up)
Rob Jo Star Band  I Call On One's Muse   Options Rob Jo Star Band  Dom      1:10:52 (Pop‑up)
TV Dinner Education  Little Birds   Options 7"  8TTA 7UOR    *   1:17:12 (Pop‑up)
Ob Stokkem   Excerpt   Options Split w/ nl.07 2el.}r2m-lo#tg  Nauscopy      1:19:14 (Pop‑up)
Alex Reagan  Drink Meditation   Options Horse Printer  Red and Gold Bar    *   1:23:41 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan Winters  Ross Perot Calling Every American   Options Crank(y) Calls  Uproar    *   1:26:06 (Pop‑up)
Earth Jerks  Excerpt   Options #09  Computer Tapes    *   1:28:16 (Pop‑up)
The Terminals  Days of Silver   Options Antiseptic  Ba-Da-Bing    *   1:30:22 (Pop‑up)
Shirley Collins  Space Girl   Options Various: Rocket Along (New Ballads on Old Lines)  EMI UK      1:36:34 (Pop‑up)
Trummors  Mendocino   Options Headlands  Ernest Jenning Record Co.    *   1:38:31 (Pop‑up)
Moon City Boys  Rockets   Options 7"  8TTA 7UOR    *   1:41:10 (Pop‑up)
Fega Påhopp  Halla Masken   Options Various: Subnormal Girls Vol. 2  Waiting Room    *   1:44:24 (Pop‑up)
Larry Bang Bang  Shirt That Fits   Options I, Import-Export Mariachi  Krunk    *   1:46:56 (Pop‑up)
Sex Tide  Great Black Swamp   Options Sex Tide  Feeding Tube    *   1:49:13 (Pop‑up)
Feral Ohms  Super Ape   Options Feral Ohms  Silver Currant  coming up live here on the show 6/27!  *   1:51:41 (Pop‑up)
Forgjord  Kuolleiden Yo   Options Uhripuu  Werewolf    *   1:58:34 (Pop‑up)
Pustostany  Public Money   Options 2012  Sweet Rot    *   2:01:45 (Pop‑up)
Rabbit Fun  Pos, Sleeuwen   Options Various: Effenaar  Transgenero    *   2:03:24 (Pop‑up)
Entr'acte  No Es Deixi Vestir Per Una Maquina   Options Various: Domestic Label Sampler Umyu  Umyu / Transgenero    *   2:09:13 (Pop‑up)
Ghost In the House  Warning Signs   Options Second Sight  Public Eyesore  Kyle Bruckmann / Tom Nunn / David MIchalak / Karen Stackpole  *   2:10:08 (Pop‑up)
Louis Sarna  Flute In Forest   Options Soundtrack: Song From the Forest  Gruenrekorder    *   2:13:57 (Pop‑up)
Vito Ricci  The Lotus Leaf Floats on the Lake   Options A Symphony For Amiga  Intelligent Instruments    *   2:24:26 (Pop‑up)
Terry Fox  Side B   Options 552 Steps Through 11 Pairs of Strings  Edition Telemark    *   2:27:42 (Pop‑up)
Bridget Hayden  Just Ideas   Options Just Ideas / The Night's Veins  Singing Knives    *   2:31:39 (Pop‑up)
Julian Cope  On the Road To Tralee   Options Drunken Songs  Head Heritage    *   2:33:33 (Pop‑up)
Embryo  Radio Marrakesch / Orient Express   Options Various: Cerebral Sounds of Brain Records 1972-1979  Universal / Brain  8CD box! New  *   2:51:05 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Bronwyn Bishop:

hey bt and everyone!
  3:06pm Bobby:

Master Wilburn YES
  3:06pm Bobby:

I am with you
  3:07pm Eric Hat:

Friggin hot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm tomasz.:

hey Brian, hey all. nice, i've been thinking about Fridge, and that whole late '90s indie/post-rock/electronic crossover, a lot recently
  3:12pm Eric Hat:

Reminds me of blasting UI back in the day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Michael 98145:

- a few touch & goes today -
  3:15pm Kurt:

What was the background dialog from in that earlier number?
Avatar 3:15pm Whooda:

Hey DJ Brian Turner, just tuned into middle of Johnathan Winters dialog....weird man, that's weird.
Avatar 3:16pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm tomasz.:

@Kurt: the TV show "Spaced"
Avatar 3:18pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

present, yet somehow unaccounted for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm The Oscar:

That whole Jonathan Winters CD is so weird. My parents gave it to me as a kid, and I never quite knew what to make of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm upsetter5001:

What is the background on the Jonathan Winters dialog?
Avatar 3:23pm Brian Turner:

Avatar 3:25pm Cheri Pi:

No, but I've been to Nara deerpark wearing my WFMU tshirt
  3:26pm Anonymouse:

hearing this song on Hex Enduction Hour was the moment I finally "got" The Fall
Avatar 3:28pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Everyone remembers the moment they finally "got" The Fall. A proper rite of passage.
Avatar 3:29pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Seeing the PERVERTED BY LANGUAGE vhs at a friend's house, circa 1986. The tune Wings did it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm upsetter5001:

When I heard "No Bulbs" I got it straight away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm The Oscar:

I got them pretty much right away, but I think the line that made me fall in love was "And then I took some of THESE-ah!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm upsetter5001:

@Rev. Perverted By Language was a game changer too.
Avatar 3:32pm Will from Seattle:

someday Sun Ra's comin' my way
Avatar 3:32pm Chris from DC:

"Pay Your Rates" was it for me.
  3:32pm Mark Williams:

I remember how I did NOT get The Fall for a while. No Bulbs, in fact, seemed to irk me. But then the live version of No Xmas for John Quay from Totale's Turn did the trick. Silly boy, I was.
Avatar 3:32pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

god damned fine thing, buffalo.
Avatar 3:34pm Brian Turner:

Totales is the greatest live album in history
Avatar 3:34pm Brian Turner:

along with Fall in A Hole
Avatar 3:35pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar 3:36pm Cheri Pi:

What he clicked.
Avatar 3:38pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

totally on the record as a 1971 supporter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Michael 98145:

volcanic ... img.discogs.com...
Avatar 3:40pm Cheri Pi:

Good year for me to be born in. Finally catching up on all the music.
  3:41pm Mayor Frank:

Hello everyone.
Avatar 3:42pm Mayor Frank:

Oh my!! Flying Nun!!
Avatar 3:52pm Cecile:

Aw, this isn't the Babs and Donna Summer song.
Avatar 3:54pm Cecile:

Mine was "Five minutes with the Fall" which was a feature some kid did on WCBN radio for about a year in 1981-82.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Bronwyn Bishop:

i personally am a big fan of 1972. i ended up setting a screenplay i was writing in '72 as opposed to '73 because i was making a playlist based on the top 100 songs of that year to get a feel for the time period, and i liked the '72 list better.
  4:02pm ?:

play some Belaboris, also released by Dark Entries...
Avatar 4:03pm Cecile:

It was as really big change from '72 to '73. Even as a kid, it was noticeable.
Avatar 4:04pm Mayor Frank:

The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face _Roberta #1972
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

72s - ZiggyStardust, 'Exile On Main Street'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

73s - 'NewYorkDolls', 'Quadrophenia'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@mayor frank: yeah that was the #1 that year!

@revrab: strangely there's not a single song from either of those albums on the top 100 list. i have the top 100 list of that year basically memorized by now so I'm overly familiar with it haha. but the fact that those two albums are absent from it entirely says a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Bronwyn Bishop:

i ended up making playlists for the top 100 songs of EVERY year because doing the 1972 one was so fun and i've learned so fucking much, honestly. i've especially learned that the years 1960-1963 were not as useless as everyone thinks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'RawPower', 73...deffo not top 100...W/ the Sgt.Pepper anniversary Deluxe thang - been thinking of how Albums & Singles became different in Rawk...
Avatar 4:12pm Lopez:

The synth sound on this Rob Jo Star track (or whatever that weird sound blast is) is AMAZING
Avatar 4:13pm Mayor Frank:

I would love to read your screenplay.
Avatar 4:13pm TDK60:

Ahh...1973, twas the last year of the Sixties.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@mayor frank: thanks. its about a bunch of musicians down on their luck in the early 70s who get together/are forced together to form the world's worst supergroup. the main character is based on one of the beach boys. you'll never guess which one (well, maybe you will). its funny, or at least i hope it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@tdk60: thats an interesting way of looking at it...i like that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Was it Ergo Phizmez Vicki played on DIY speed singing chart Hits together...what did she call that - 'chart' something...
Avatar 4:16pm Mayor Frank:

I'm sure it is. My latest creation is about the day of Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo's funeral, so I think we're on the same page...Good luck with your creative nugget.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Gwilly Edmondez Sings Chart Sweep'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@mayor frank: thats interesting because I'm currently working on directing a web series that i wrote set in philly in 1980...so the tail end of rizzo's reign!
Avatar 4:19pm Mayor Frank:

TV Dinner Education?
Avatar 4:20pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

My kick for 1971 started with Hawkwind's X IN SEARCH OF SPACE (still favorite LP of all time), then kept discovering that other favorites were recorded or released then...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

RRN63 loved that episode of PLU!!
  4:22pm Mark Williams:

i'm suing the next person that distracts me from hearing the next song Turner plays to distract me from work.
Avatar 4:22pm Mayor Frank:

He died in 1991. The funeral procession went up Broad St., amidst all the people he alienated over time. Aren't you from Philly? Have you seen the old out of print book: The Sayings of Chairman Frank or I Never Saw My Mother Naked? Good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

She's comin' back Cliff!
...Yeah - I was the youngest sibling & the oldest spoonfed me Music thru the 1970s - all that Prog & Glam & Metal & eventually Punk...just had to sit there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@mayor frank: yes, i am. i'll check out that book- probably good for my research!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

I was the oldest sibling, I had to figure it all out on my own by digging through my parent's rekkid collection. And yeah, Vicki's back for the summer starting next week!
Avatar 4:24pm D. Lightfoot:

White crinoline dress?
Avatar 4:25pm Mayor Frank:

Hard to find but if need be I can send a copy.
Avatar 4:25pm Mayor Frank:

Wayne, PA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

First two albums I ever bought were Midnight Oil, "Earth and Sun and Moon", and Urge Overkill, "Saturation". Both on cassette. It was 1993 and I was about to turn 15.
Avatar 4:29pm Mayor Frank:

Turn it up!!!
Avatar 4:33pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Thirty-seven thumbs up for that Earth Jerks thing.
Avatar 4:33pm Chris from DC:

Holy crap, new Terminals?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I got quite a number of hand-me-downs: My brother would buy an entire hippie's collection for $10 when they needed speed (or - so I was told!) - & I would get the doubles...The 1st w/ the cellophane still was 'Let It Be' - my birthday maybe - & I don't know what the 1st I bought on my own were - tho' buying TheWh♂'s 1st album in cut-outs for $1.99 @ the music store me mum worked out is memorable - in 6th grade maybe. For all I knew - I was the only Wh♂'fan in the whole world...
Avatar 4:34pm Mayor Frank:

That was wonderful.
Avatar 4:34pm TDK60:

That New Zealand sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Andrew Waterloo:

my older brother only really got into trendy things his friends were into. Stuff like Metallica, Boston, or Black Sabbath. By the time I was fifteen he was stealing tapes from me.
Avatar 4:37pm Cecile:

This is a classic from her.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Bronwyn Bishop:

SPACE GIRL! uncharacteristic as it may be, its my favorite shirley song. i love all the little references to the type of science fiction that was popular at the time.
Avatar 4:37pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

YASS! SPACE GIRL! How has this not been clicky-starred yet?!?! .. one moment ..
Avatar 4:38pm Lopez:

I bought an old compilation just to have this song. Awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm steveo:

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger wrote Space Girl in 1952 for a short ballad-opera with the title You're Only Young Once to be performed by the Theatre Workshop. It is a parody on The Ghost Soldier Song which was popular with American soldiers during the First World War and mocks most of the major themes of 1940s science fiction. A version of the song was recorded on The World of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Volume 2: Songs from the Radio Ballads, released in 1971 on Argo Records.

Shirley Collins sang a much shorter version of Space Girl on the 1960 LP Rocket Along: New Ballads on Old Lines. She was accompanied by Robin Hall, guitar, Jimmy McGregor, mandolin, and Vic Pitt, double bass.

Eliza Carthy sang Space Girl on the Imagined Village's second CD, Empire & Love (2010).
  4:40pm Clancey:

Space girl, new favorite song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Michael 98145:

@steveo, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ewan also wrote 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' - just to be circular.
Avatar 4:47pm Mayor Frank:

P.S. just got my headphone gurls WFMU t shirt and it's beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

Now can you explain what The Who has to do with Mars (other than they can both be written using a ♂)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Carmichael:

Heya BT and particular music enthusiasts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm steveo:

thanks DJBT for this amazingness...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Cliff: Aggression, competitiveness, violence, destruction, physical drive...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Michael 98145:

Who? - www.famouslogos.net...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

Aha, blatantly obvious now that you say that! Derp derp
Avatar 4:54pm Cecile:

Is Eliza Carthy related to Martin Carthy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm tomasz.:

@Cecile: she's his daughter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

Michael 98145: Can you believe I don't think I've ever seen that logo before? Sometimes I wonder if I know anything at all
Avatar 4:56pm TDK60:

That logo is more often associated with Mods in general. I think The Who picked it up more recently?
Avatar 4:56pm Cecile:

really? That's an iconic logo of theirs.
Avatar 4:57pm Cecile:

Im' quite sure they were using it in the 60s and I think they used it in Quadrophenia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

I never got around to buying any of their albums, that's my problem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Quadrophenia' is 'about' Mods in the 60s...
Avatar 5:02pm Cecile:

It was never on an album, but it was on posters, and Keith Moon's drum kit.
here's what Michael 98145 posted. Another article noted that the red white and blue circles, aka roundels, were on WW2 British fighter jets. On a side note, I was digging through file cabinets of plane decals looking for roundels the other day while shopping with my husband for model kits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Michael 98145:

Mods and Rockers, oh my - www.thesun.co.uk...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm common:

Hello, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

One of Rawk's defintive images :
(I couldn't open Michael's link up there on this old Mac dammit.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

One might also interpret the arrow as the Germanic Tyr ~ Tiwaz Rune...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

Quadrophenia was a movie too, not just a rekkid?! See I don't know about these things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah - a 'RawkOpera' album in 1973, & a film of it in 1979 correlating then to the 'Mod Revival'..
Avatar 5:13pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

The Beatles I'm all squared away with, The Rolling Stones I've at least got more than a passing familiarity, but The Who? Obviously I have a lot more to learn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm common:

Avatar 5:15pm TDK60:

I dig The Who. I also like Ghost In The House and Entr'acte.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

"Týr is a Germanic god associated with law and heroic glory in Norse mythology, portrayed as one-handed. Corresponding names in other Germanic languages are Gothic Teiws, Old English Tīw and Old High German Ziu and Cyo, all from Proto-Germanic *Tīwaz. The Latinised name is rendered as Tius or Tio and also formally as Mars Thincsus." - quoth Wikipedia
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wull Cliff - when Malcolm McLaren went around trying to explain the Pistols to people - he said 'they're like TheWh♂' - & I'll leave it @ that...
Yeah program here always great - btw...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Michael 98145:

[ not to change the topic, but i just discovered Irene T's wonderful site of photos ... www.flickr.com... ]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

RRN63 - band analogizing is very helpful, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...in case Madam Irene wasn't talented enuff otherwise...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Michael 98145:

@RRN63, i'm a fan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm tomasz.:

that's such a cool story. really enjoyed that forest flute too
Avatar 5:32pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm upsetter5001:

Julian sounds like he is channeling Kevin Ayers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That was my 1st thot when (finally) intro'd to Ayers - tho' I've never noted Cope mentioning him...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm steve:

this is some classy stuff here
Avatar 5:55pm Lopez:

Dude finishing crazy strong with Embryo
  5:56pm earl of greyness:

Blimey, a double shot of mellotron ... whatever next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Carmichael:

Click!! Reminds me of San Fran in the early 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Michael 98145:

Thanks again, DJ Brian T
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm tomasz.:

nice show Brian, cheers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes Thx Mr. BT Sir.
  6:00pm King_Ludd:

Great show! Thanks Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Cliff (temporarily not) in Prague:

Thanks Brian!
Avatar 12:09am Luna Cane:

Love it. Love the show. Always. Uh..."Sunrise (Come My Way)" is from 1973. I knew three of 'em to say gidday and shit to via the fact that I knew John Baxter (guitar) particularly well, and singer Alan Milano (the first LP had two lead singers) very well indeed. AMA I played in a band with guys in Buffalo when I was a teenager. Ha ha. :D Anyway like I said...thanks for another great show.
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