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

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Options November 20, 2020: Incredibly Strange Music Vol. 2 - Chapter 1: Jello Biafra pt. 21 - Do It Yourself Records pt. 3 + a spotlight on Brute Force & Rev. Fred Lane
Missing audio from this section: "Deep Relaxation" on Mind Power Records put out by Cambridge Institute.

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Buck Warren  Track 1 pt. 2 (on Side 2)   Options To O’Hare International  Continued from last week. “… an entire spoken-word album about how much he loves O’Hare Airport in Chicago!” - Biafra 
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Zing  Planned Barrenhood   Options Zingalamaduni  From the liner notes mentioned by Biafra: “How you live or die in the year 2020 is being decided right now… In the year 2020 social security recipients and unproductive people will be considered as unnecessary burden to those who remain productive. What will society do with unproductive people? Who will you be in 2020? Will your life end naturally, or will someone else choose?” Really creepy. This is the best song on the record in my opinion” - Your DJ 
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Louis Farrakhan  Let Us Unite   Options “Let Us Unite”  “And here’s a Louis Farrakhan (misspelled as Farakhan in the book) disco single! I shows him posing in front of a fake sunset remarkably like the fake sunsets found on Heino album covers. He croons in Barry White-style, “Let Us Unite” with the same “unity or else” mentality of early Agnostic Front skinhead lyrics…” - Biafra 
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Heino  Niedersachsenlied   Options Uns Geht Die Sonne Nicht Unter : Heimat- Und Vaterlandslieder  This is one of the Heino covers I believe Biafra is referring to. I find Heino more interesting as an icon and phenomenon rather than his music. Highlight on Heino coming soon! Saving the best track from this LP for that show, when this record is brought up again :) - Your DJ) 
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Joan Baez  Annie Had a Baby   Options In San Francisco  …”her debut album on Fantasy (not Vanguard) had her attempting acoustic version of R&B songs like “Annie Had a Baby,” “Labamba,” and even “Young Blood” where she tried to do the different voices of the original Coasters’ version…” - Biafra 
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Joan Baez  Labamba   Options In San Francisco   
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Joan Baez  Young Blood   Options In Sanfrancisco   
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The Wuzz Band  I’m Henry the Eighth I Am   Options Loud, Fast and Wild   
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The Wuzz Band  Strychnine   Options Loud, Fast and Wild   
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King Usniewicz  Surfing School   Options Teenage Dance Party With King Usniewicz and His Uszniewicztones   
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King Usniewicz  I Saw Her on the Beach   Options Twisting’ and Bowlin’ With King Usniewicz and His Uszniewicztones  Doing a Surf set :) 
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King Usniewicz  Little Dead Surfer Girl   Options Teenage Dance Party With King Usniewicz and His Uszniewicztones   
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The Billy Thompson Show  I Can See Clearly   Options The King’s Loft Presents The Billy Thompson Show  These are a couple of the more interesting tracks on this private press LP, most of which is bland country. - Your DJ 
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The Billy Thompson Show  Auctioneer   Options The King’s Loft Presents The Billy Thompson Show   
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King James Version  What’s A Bossa Nove (sic)   Options King James Version  The cover is far more interesting than the music on this private presser. Cover featured on bottom of page 30. -Your DJ 
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King James Version  Slippin Into Darkness   Options King James Version  Playing a few tracks from the LP so you get a better idea of what’s on it. These first 3 numbers are the better section of the record in my opinion. - Your DJ 
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King James Version  First Time I Ever Saw Your Face   Options King James Version  Last one. 
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Brute Force  To Sit On A Sandwich   Options Brute Force on Zacherle's "Disc-O-Teen" show (1967)   
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I, Brute Force  Tapeworm of Love   Options Confections Of Love   
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(Bonus Track) I, Brute Force  No Olympian Height   Options Confections Of Love  (My own song request) Brute told me this was a poem he wrote about a girlfriend. Absolutely beautiful... 
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(Bonus Track) Brute Force  Nobody Knows   Options ACE 45 coming out this month!   
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(Bonus Track) Brute Force  I Love You So Muchism   Options 45 Single   
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Brute Force  Extremist Polka (Live Online)   Options Live on the ReW & Who? Internet Show :)   
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Willy Wall Trio  Snowfall   Options The Traveling Sounds   
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Willy Wall Trio  Try a Little Tenderness   Options The Traveling Sounds   
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Willy Wall Trio  Meditation   Options The Traveling Sounds  Listened to this for the first time since I found it in a dollar bin in Vermont years ago. I could let this play all day... - Your DJ 
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Rev. Fred Lane and Ron Pate's Debonairs  Fun In The Fundus   Options From The One That Cut You  "Musically, I’d say he’s the Butthole Surfers of Big Band music!” - Jello 
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Rev. Fred Lane and Ron Pate's Debonairs  Danger is My Beer   Options From The One That Cut You  Playing all the tracks mentioned by Jello on page 31 + some bonus tracks... - Your DJ 
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Rev. Fred Lane and Ron Pate's Debonairs  I Talk to My Haircut   Options From The One That Cut You   
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Rev. Fred Lane and Ron Pate's Debonairs  Oatmeal   Options From The One That Cut You   
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Rev. Fred Lane & His Hittite Hotshots  The Man With the Foldback Ears   Options Car Radio Jerome  Sang this as a karaoke track recently in public.... 
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Rev. Fred Lane and the Hittite Hot Shots  The French Toast Man   Options Radio Car Jerome   
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(Bonus Track): Ron 'Pate's Debonairs featuring Fred Lane  Introduction/My Kind of Town   Options Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Revue  Early Fred Lane... 
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(Bonus Track) Fred Lane w/ Ron Pate's Debonairs  Shoelaces   Options Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings  Non-album Fred Lane... 
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

Reverend Fred Lane is my savior
Avatar 1:56pm BC Sterrett:

Welcome! Arbdul, were you one of his band mates? The name sounds familiar
Avatar 2:00pm Martinibomb:

Hey BC! Got ya in the headphones gonna draw while I listen.
Avatar 2:02pm BC Sterrett:

Can you show us what you did afterwards Martinibomb?
Avatar 2:03pm Mr Fab:

Ready to get Lost. Buckling my seat belt, putting tray in upright position.
Avatar 2:05pm BC Sterrett:

Sit tight, you are now with Lost Media Airlines flying from the WFMU airport to Sheena's Jungle.
Avatar 2:09pm BC Sterrett:

I just realized they are saying "planned barrenhood plans dead kids."
Avatar 2:15pm Mr Fab:

Ha, I really couldnt figure out what the hell was going on with that song
Avatar 2:16pm Martinibomb:

Let us unite come on do it tonight!
Avatar 2:17pm Mr Fab:

Louis used to sing calypso under the name The Charmer. No comment.
  2:18pm ?:

Finally got to listen to Screwy Louie, an anti-semite for the ages.
  2:19pm Stephen Friedland:

Author of previous comment.
Avatar 2:21pm BC Sterrett:

Hey, Stephen Friedland is here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Webhamster Henry:

Brute Force in the house!
Avatar 2:23pm StringOFperils:

Young Blood, totally drained.
  2:23pm Stephen Friedland:

Texture for the ears.
Avatar 2:24pm Mr Fab:

The King of Fuh himself?! Well, pull up a sandwich and have a seat!
  2:25pm Stephen Friedland:

The line is wrapped around the block.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

Planned Barrenhood? I'll donate.
Avatar 2:35pm zivilars:

Hi everybody and thanks for the show, BC!
Avatar 2:38pm BC Sterrett:

Hi Zivilars!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

Love auction singing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

The Herzog film about the auctioneer competition is trance-inducing
Avatar 2:46pm Mr Fab:

I was lucky to attend a real rural auction in Colorado with one of those guys. Years ago, wonder if there any still doing it like that?
Avatar 2:47pm Mr Fab:

Ha, a War cover!

Yes, the Elvis suit, the go-go boots, those other guys who look they’re in coffins...cover gold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

When I lived in North Carolina I went to buy a few chickens at one of those places but I was too intimidated to bid and then carelessly swing a pile of chickens around by their feet, so I flew the coop.
Avatar 2:48pm BC Sterrett:

Stephen you're on after this band!
Avatar 2:48pm Otis Fodder:

Tuned in and sounding great. Hi BC. Hi Brute. Just wanted to drop a quick note to say ears are on!
  2:50pm Stephen Friedland:

Hi BC. Otis..
Avatar 2:51pm Mr Fab:

ARB, you chickened out?
Avatar 2:52pm BC Sterrett:

Hi Otis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

LoL yes Mr Fab
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

I've still never owned chickens, even though I love eggs as much as I love milk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

I had a pig once, that was a disaster
Avatar 2:55pm Mr Fab:

Ha ha, i knew a guy who had a pet potbellied pig. They start off really cute, and then...
Avatar 2:59pm Otis Fodder:

Friday's Confections are now served.
Avatar 3:00pm BC Sterrett:

Looks like when Dana put this online, it is only mixed through the left speaker.
Avatar 3:01pm Sem:

Hiya, BCS. Cripes, what a cavalcade of curiosities here today.

Two thumbs up.
  3:02pm Stephen Friedland:

I asked for the marimbas.
  3:03pm Stephen Friedland:

Poem about a girlfriend.
Avatar 3:03pm BC Sterrett:

Ah, thanks
Avatar 3:04pm BC Sterrett:

One of my favorite Brute tracks :)
  3:08pm VaLRose:

I came on just for this song!!! Brute Force!!!
  3:09pm Stephen Friedland:

thx val
Avatar 3:09pm BC Sterrett:

I'm all nervous with Brute Force listening. I've been making weird mistakes, that nobody knows but me...
Avatar 3:09pm Otis Fodder:

Nice new recording of this classic track!
Avatar 3:10pm Otis Fodder:

Sheena's Weird Mistake Room is why I listen. Unplanned mischief is most welcome.
  3:12pm Stephen Friedland:

Produced w/ Ed Dieckman, 80s Rock-a-Billy star in Netherlands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm chresti:

Hi BC and party!
Avatar 3:16pm Otis Fodder:

Was a fine time in Montreal when Brute Force serenaded us at Pop Montreal in an intimate setting/show playing the hits and the eyebrows 5 or 6 years back + a showing of the mini-brute-doc... good times!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Webhamster Henry:

Paging Stashu!
Avatar 3:17pm BC Sterrett:

Thanks for the rare live track Brute! Was that performed in the past week?
Avatar 3:17pm Otis Fodder:

Brute Doc for viewing post-show: vimeo.com...
Avatar 3:18pm Otis Fodder:

Thanks Brute and BC for today's Force segment.
Avatar 3:19pm Otis Fodder:

Willy Wall... this is mellow gold here.
Avatar 3:19pm BC Sterrett:

You're welcome. Thanks Brute :)
  Swag For Life Member 3:20pm mauri:

this is lovely
  3:20pm Stephen Friedland:

That was # 50 show for Rew Starr's PAndemic Party, yes recently. That song is inspired by Tom Lehrer.
Avatar 3:21pm BC Sterrett:

Like his Masochism Tango :)
  Swag For Life Member 3:22pm mauri:

I wish I'd have an upright piano
  3:25pm Stephen Friedland:

There are so many pianos waiting for a home,
Avatar 3:27pm Franco Twinkie:

... And the Best album cover award goes to.....let me open the envelop...The Traveling Sounds by The Willy Wall Trio!
Avatar 3:28pm BC Sterrett:

Isn't it great? The liner notes especially.
Avatar 3:29pm Franco Twinkie:

I love the music too!
Avatar 3:29pm BC Sterrett:

"The Winnebago Coach Pictured on the front of this jacket is Furnished by Suburban Distributors of South Burlington, Vermont"
Avatar 3:33pm BC Sterrett:

Fred Lane's scat singing is tops!
Avatar 3:35pm BC Sterrett:

Songs inspired by Fred Lane from my old band "The Nourishment" - "Gasoline Your Arm" and "Character Beard"...
  3:36pm Jay L.:

So happy that Ice Pick to the Moon finally came out! (And that "Hey, Get Outta my Gal" is a real song!)
Avatar 3:37pm Mr Fab:

This Fred Lane lp is an all-time keeper. I like his others, but keep going back to this 1.
Avatar 3:37pm Franco Twinkie:

This is great!
Avatar 3:39pm BC Sterrett:

Love this record so much I have 2! Love the Brute Force album so much, I have 3!!!
  3:41pm Jay L.:

I had an epiphany reading William Gresham's carny-noir novel Nightmare Alley and realized that Car Radio Jerome was based on it. Fred Lane's monologue is straight out of the book.
Avatar 3:42pm solo mon:

Hey u hey listening while cleaning but had to check in and do a clicky star frenzy for fred and brute force
Avatar 3:49pm Franco Twinkie:

This is making it very hard to leave the house.
Avatar 3:50pm Feldpausch:

You know what goes with French Toast 4 glasses of milk
Avatar 3:52pm Feldpausch:

I love how everybody is doing a solo at the same time
Avatar 3:53pm Franco Twinkie:

I love French toast so much I would actually consider eating it out of the trash.
Avatar 3:54pm Feldpausch:

Franco HAAAAA! :)
Avatar 3:54pm solo mon:

I think there is also 4 glasses of milk IN french toast.
Avatar 3:54pm BC Sterrett:

Abdul Ben Camel your solo!!!
Avatar 3:55pm BC Sterrett:

Are you still in here???
Avatar 3:56pm BC Sterrett:

Avatar 3:56pm BC Sterrett:

Maybe he left...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

Oh I'm here, I was out of breath from solo-ing so intensely
Avatar 3:57pm zivilars:

That was a great show as always, BC – thanks a lot, perfect companion to listen to while working! (therefore not writing much today)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

I also did the clipping tone-nails bit in Man With The Foldback Ears
Avatar 3:58pm Franco Twinkie:

Solo, when making French toast I use buttermilk straight from the vas deferens. Nobody has ever complained, so I guess I'm doing something right.
Avatar 3:59pm Mr Fab:

That’s fascinating Jay L, didn’t know that.
Avatar 4:01pm BC Sterrett:

That's amazing that you were here Arbdul... Is this Arb? ha ha
  4:01pm Jay L.:

Check it out, Mr. Fab. It's a great story on its own, but the Lane connection seals the fun right in.
Avatar 4:01pm BC Sterrett:

Thanks everyone!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Arbdul "Ben" Camel:

Thanks BC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm ARB:

Being a professional musical toenail clipper, the jobs are few and far between.
Avatar 4:03pm BC Sterrett:

You were amazing on that track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm chresti:

Thanks BC!
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