The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A WPVM Radio Show Hosted by Greg Lyon
 
Playlist for
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
March 21, 2003
Hosted by Greg on Fridays at 3-6 pm
on WPRB Princeton (103.3 and www.wprb.com)

Notes on this week's program:

-- I introduced the mp3 delivery machine (my Thinkpad) to the program, and it brought the soundtrack to "Danger: Diabolik" to the airwaves. Fun fun fun. I think I got the hang of it, although the sound was definitely mediocre. Great for background music, particularly with the auto-'crossfade' built into Winamp 3. The bits of dialogue from the movie interspersed throughout the soundtrack did distract me, I must say, but I didn't really mind because I found them quite amusing. I must see that movie, a late 60s spaghetti anti-Bond movie about an arch-villain named Diabolik, who sorta looks like Batman.
-- I got a bunch of older Ikara Colt singles from Action Records in the UK, and the alternative version of May B 1 Day on the double-7" Basic Instructions EP is pretty great. All of the b-sides are pretty good, actually.
-- I liked the Pel Mel [not Pell Mell] track I played from that new Sydney Post-Punk comp, Skewed Melody.
-- Bulb Records is damned nuts. Vide Mind Flayer.
-- Ivy Green really is great. Wish I could find that double album.
-- The unintentional duet of Tom Waits and the new Throwing Muses actually sounded remarkably intentional. Someone even called up and complimented me on it. Go figure. It helped that the songs were in the same key and Waits sang mostly during the instrumental parts of the Throwing Muses song.
-- Gabor Szabo (Hungarian psych-jazz guitarist) was brought to me during the show by a Greek bearing gifts--my friend Nick, who used to do a show on WPRB a few years ago. Thank you, Nick!
-- The Joe McPhee Quintet cut was really a bass solo by Michael Bisio--and it was inspiring.

Format =
(*=newish album at WPRB) (R=request) (+ newish album from personal collection)
ARTIST - Song - Album (Label, sometimes)
(c=compilation)
Set breaks are indicated by blank lines


[Theme Music: ENNIO MORRICONE - Soundtrack to "Danger: Diabolik"]

ENNIO MORRICONE - Deep Down - Soundtrack to "Danger: Diabolik"

JIMMY LYONS & SUNNY MURRAY TRIO - Jump Up - Jump Up (Hat Hut)

* THE CLEAN - Platypus - Anthology (Merge)
* TALL DWARFS - The Runout Groove - The Sky Above, The Mud Below (Carrot Top/Flying Nun)
8 EYED SPY - Lazy in Love - 8 Eyed Spy (Atavistic)
* DEERHOOF - My Diamond Star Car - Apple O' (Kill Rock Stars)
CAN - I'm So Green - Ege Bamyasi

IKARA COLT - May B 1 Day #2 - Basic Instructions EP
* PEL MEL - No Word from China - (c) Sydney Post-Punk #2: Skewed Melody
PELL MELL - Estacada - The Bumper Crop
PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS - Pumping Ugly Muscle - (c) Can't Stop It! Australian Post-Punk 1978-82
* MIND FLAYER - Spit Out By the Earth Wind Skin - Takes Your Skin Off (Bulb)
UTE LEMPER - Der Song von Mandelay - Sings Kurt Weill vol. 2

* THE APES - Witch Hunt - Street Warz (Planaria)
THE FLESH EATERS - Tightrope on Fire - Forever Came Today
* THE RAVEONETTES - Do You Believe Her - Whip It On 10" (Crunchy Frog)
NIKKI SUDDEN - Knife My Heart - Waiting on Egypt
* BAPTIST GENERALS - Feds on the Highway - No Silver/No Gold
BLUE SKY BOYS - The Prisoner's Dream - Bill & Earl Bolick (RCA Bluebird)
* WACO BROTHERS - New Deal Blues - New Deal (Bloodshot)

GO-BETWEENS - Mrs. Morgan - Bright Yellow Bright Orange (Jetset)
BRIAN MCMAHON & THE KITCHEN ANTS - Yeah - Yeah EP (Crab Pot)
ELECTRIC EELS - Refrigerator (alt. take) - The Eyeball of Hell
MC5 - Sister Anne - High Time

THE STOOGES - Loose - Funhouse
IVY GREEN - Sex on the Radio - Whatever They Hype
* COACHWHIPS - Other Man - Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine (Narnack)
THE MISSING LINKS - Wild About You - s/t (Corduroy)
* THE HOOKERS - Crush - s/t (Cold Crush)
FEEDTIME - Fractured - Shovel

* KING COLEMAN - Loo-key Doo-key + Dish Rag - It's Dance Time (Norton)
* OS BRAZES - To longe de mim - (c) Love, Peace & Poetry: Brazilian Psych
(R) TOM WAITS - Virginia Ave. - The Early Years vol. 1
* THROWING MUSES - Speed and Sleep - s/t (4AD)

BETTIE SERVEERT - Log 22 - Log 22 (Hidden Agenda)
GABOR SZABO - Sophisticated Wheels - His Greatest Hits
* FRANK WILLIAMS AND THE ROCKETEERS - Got to Be a Man - (c) Miami Sound: Rare Funk and Soul from Miami (Soul Jazz)
* BEATS R US (w/ JQ on Keys) - felines forces extramental - (c) Mother Tongues (Quartermass)
JOE MCPHEE QUINTET - Michael's Ciphers (Michael Bisio bass solo) - Common Threads (Deep Listening)

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Playlist for
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
March 14, 2003
Hosted by Greg on Fridays at 3-6 pm
on WPRB Princeton (103.3 and www.wprb.com)

Notes on this week's program:

-- "Let's get it like it done was..." (The Gibson Bros.)
-- Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments - how come I never paid attention to this band? I am an idiot.
-- The Steve Lacy I played today was with Derek Bailey and recorded in 1975. It's part of the rather inexpensive Scratching the Seventies box of Saravah recordings, and it was on a disk that I had not listened to before. Silly me! It's crack.
-- New Cat Power is a gem.
-- Patty Waters was for Brian Farmer.
-- I thought the Beastie Boys song was simplistic, and it is. But then I couldn't stop listening to it. One of them sounds like he's smoked a few packs too many.
-- I actually enjoyed the ambient track by Susuma Yokota.
-- Horace Tapscott = most under-recorded and ignored post-bop piano master.
-- Laughing Clowns were Ed Kuepper's post-Saints band. I want to hear everything they did, for what I do have is maravilloso.

Format =
(*=newish album at WPRB) (R=request) (+ newish album from personal collection)
ARTIST - Song - Album (Label, sometimes)
(c=compilation)
Set breaks are indicated by blank lines

[Theme Music: Chris Kalogerson and the Ensemble Sharqi - Belly Dancing for Everyone]

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Born on the Bayou - Bayou Country
GIBSON BROS. - Sperm Count - Dedicated Fool
* BOB LOG III - Make You Say Wow! - Log Bomb (Fat Possum)
THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APARTMENTS - Petty Thief - Straight to Video
* THE BELLRAYS - Tie Me Down - Raw Collection (Uppercut)

* ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM + MATTHEW SHIPP - Coda - Vs. (Thirsty Ear Blue Series)
STEVE LACY - The Uh Uh Uh - Dreams (Saravah)

THE KINKS - Situation Vacant - Something Else
(R) * RAINER MARIA - CT Catholic - Long Knives Drawn (Polyvinyl)
DREAM SYNDICATE - Then She Remembers - The Days of Wine and Roses
* CAT POWER - Free - You Are Free (Matador)
PATTY WATERS - Song of the One (I Love) or Love, My Love - College Tour (ESP)

* THE THERMALS - My Little Machine - More Parts Per Million (Sub Pop)
(R) FUGAZI - Place Position - End Hits
THE FROGS - Smile - The Frogs
THE FALL - Smile - Perverted By Language
CHELSEA - Right to Work - No Escape

* BEASTIE BOYS - In a World Gone Mad - from beastieboys.com
* GZA - Fame - Legend of the Liquid Sword (MCA)
* THE MSR SINGERS - I'm Just the Other Woman - (c) The American Song-Poem Anthology (Bar None)
GEORGE JONES - Small Time Laboring Man - Burn the Honky-Tonk Down
* SMOG - Morality - Supper (Drag City)
THE DB'S - Dynamite - Stands for Decibels

* SUSUMA YOKOTA - Fairy Link - Boy and the Tree (Leaf)
HORACE TAPSCOTT - The Dark Tree - The Giant Is Awakened
LAUGHING CLOWNS - When What You See... - Mr. Uddich-Schmuddich Goes to Town
* JA-MAN ALL-STARS - Herb Cutter - In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire)

THE FEELIES - Time for a Witness - Time for a Witness
BOB DYLAN - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - Bringing It All Back Home
* TOWNES VAN ZANDT - Where I Lead Me - Absolutely Nothing
* REV. GARY DAVIS - He Stole Away - If I Had My Way (Smithsonian Folkways)
MICK FARREN - Trouble Coming Every Day - Vampires Stole My Lunch Money

* THE EPOXIES - Join the Professionals - (c) Dirtnap Across the Northwest (Dirtnap)
* GLASS CANDY & THE SHATTERED THEATER - Brittle Woman - Love Love Love (Troubleman)
(R) KING KONG - Mama Mama - Old Man on the Bridge
* THE ROGERS SISTERS - I Dig a Hole - Purely Evil (Troubleman)
* THE MONARCHS - Dead Boyfriend - (c) Bulb Singles #1 (Bulb)
THE HOMOSEXUALS - Neutron Lover - The Homosexuals' Record

* KAADA - Honk - Thank You for Giving Me Your Valuable Time (Ipecac)

TELEVISION - See No Evil - Marquee Moon
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Playlist for
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
March 7, 2003
Hosted by Greg on Fridays at 3-6 pm
on WPRB Princeton (103.3 and www.wprb.com)

Notes on this week's program:

-- Flamenco Funk? Whose idea was that?
-- My vinyl version of "Under My Thumb" sounds better than anything a CD snob could throw at me. Plus, if we get into a throwing war, vinyl is a lot heavier.
-- Negativland's "Car Bomb" is still utterly crazy. That album also stands up as their best.
-- My second set was inspired by a demon from the lower circles.
-- Thermals sound exactly like older Guided By Voices. I used not to like GBV, though, and I like this. Maybe I've changed.
-- D4 = Mooney Suzuki
-- I really like the Operators CD. Kinda Scrawl with a bit more No Wave at times, Go-Betweens at others. Speaking of which, the new Go-Betweens is actually growing on me.
-- I must hear more of the Baptist Generals CD.
-- Sun Ra small group records are overlooked gems.
-- Josh Wise of French Kicks (and former WPRB DJ) requested The Fall. Thank you, Josh.
-- I almost missed out on the Rogers Sisters CD. Another Troubleman hit.

Format =
(*=newish album at WPRB) (R=request) (+ newish album from personal collection)
ARTIST - Song - Album (Label, sometimes)
(c=compilation)
Set breaks are indicated by blank lines

[Theme Music: JAN DAVIS - Flamenco Funk]

JAN DAVIS - Flamenco Funk - Flamenco Funk
BARENBOIM/MEDEROS/CONSOLE - Verano Porteo - Tangos Among Friends
HUMAN LEAGUE - Life Kills - Travelogue
THE OUTSIDERS - Don't You Cry - The Outsiders
ROLLING STONES - Under My Thumb - Aftermath
* THE FAD - Bad Connection - The Fad (Lo-Fi)

CHUCK BERRY - School Day - The Anthology
* GUITAR WOLF - After School Thunder - UFO Romantics (Narnack)
NEGATIVLAND - Car Bomb - Escape from Noise
BEASTIE BOYS - Tough Guy - Ill Communication
JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA OF AMERICA - Preview - JCOA
EARTHA KITT - Mink, Schmink - Purr-fect (Greatest Hits)

* THE THERMALS - I Know the Pattern - More Parts Per Million (Sub Pop)
THE VIBRATORS - Keep It Clean - Pure Mania
THE HEARTBREAKERS W/ JOHNNY THUNDERS - Pirate Love - LAMF Revisited
* D4 - Get Loose - 6Twenty (Flying Nun)
* THE CINCH - Talk & Talk - The Cinch (Dirtnap)
* THE OPERATORS - Citizen's Band - Citizen's Band (Unstoppable)
(R) THE RAPTURE - House of Jealous Lovers - 12"

(R) MONDO TOPLESS - I'm Gonna Crush Your New Age World - Get Ready for Action
* PLEASUREHORSE - Copleash - Bareskinrug (Loud)
* MANTA RAY - Que nio soy -Estratexa (Acuarela)
STEVE LACY - Vow - Catch
SUN CITY GIRLS - Jokers on a Waltz - Sun City Girls

* BAPTIST GENERALS - Alcohol (Turn and Fall) - No Silver/No Gold (Sub Pop)
HOGMAN MAXEY - Rock Me Mama - Southern Prison Blues (Tradition)
SUN RA TRIO - Days of Happiness - Trio (El Saturn, 1989)
* GZA - Silent (f. Ghostface Killah and Streetlife) - Legend of the Liquid Sword (MCA)
* THE USER - 8 - Symphony #2 for Dot Matrix Printers (Asphodel)

EATER - Thinking of the USA - All of Eater
DIE HAUT - Anschlag - Sweat
* CRANK STURGEON - Antedotal Frit Clipper - Pod for Accoutrement (Mang-Disc)
* DEERHOOF - Flower - Apple O' (Kill Rock Stars)
* THE INTIMA - New Roots - Peril and Panic (Slowdance)
PENETRATION - VIP - Race Against Time

(R) JOHNNY CASH - Hurt - American IV: The Man Comes Around
(R) THE FALL - The Steak Place - Frenz Experiment
* WILLIE NELSON - Opportunity to Cry - Crazy: The Demo Sessions (Sugar Hill)
ROBBIE BASHO - Roses and Snow - Bashovia (Takoma)
(R) * ANTIPOP + MATTHEW SHIPP - Slow Horn - Vs. (Thirsty Ear: Blue Series)

FRENCH KICKS - Right in Time - One Time Bells
* ROGERS SISTERS - I Don't Want to Have to Live and Die... - Purely Evil (Troubleman Unlimited)
* BRIEFS - Ain't It the Truth - Off the Charts (Dirtnap)
(R) CRO-MAGS - World Peace - The Age of Quarrel
* HINT HINT - Insect Psychology - Sex Is Everything (Cold Crush)

* JR EWING - Laughing with Daggers - Ride Paranoia (GSL)
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Playlist for
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
February 28, 2003
Hosted by Greg on Fridays at 3-6 pm
on WPRB Princeton (103.3 and www.wprb.com)

Notes on this week's program:

-- I'd never heard that Clean song, Ludwig. Damned weird.
-- Did anybody catch those lyrics to "Funky Butt" by Mississippi John Hurt?
-- That Townes Van Zandt song was almost as perfect as the Willie Nelson. Reminded me of the desperate vocal quality in the Johnny Thunders acoustic record, Hurt Me, which I will play this week. Also, I wonder if Springsteen listened to much Townes. Sounds that way.
-- Azita really is superb. As is Angels of Light.

Format =
(*=newish album at WPRB) (R=request) (+ newish album from personal collection)
ARTIST - Song - Album (Label, sometimes)
(c=compilation)
Set breaks are indicated by blank lines

[Theme Music: ANANDA SHANKAR - Temptations
Also Pharaoh Sanders - The Best of]

ANANDA SHANKAR - Temptations - Temptations
GRACHAN MONCUR III - The Twins - Some Other Stuff
* BOBBY BLAND - I've Been Wrong So Long - Two Steps from the Blues (BeatGoesOn)
RON HOUSE - Restraining Order - Obsessed
* WILLIE NELSON - Opportunity to Cry - Crazy: The Demo Sessions (Sugar Hill)

IKARA COLT - After This - Chat and Business
THE FALL - The Joke - Cerebral Caustic
(R) THE GERMS - Lexicon Devil - (GI)
* THE COACHWHIPS - Tonight's the Night - Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine (Narnack)
* BOB LOG III - Wigglin' Room - Log Bomb (Fat Possum/Epitaph)

* JOHN PARISH - Westward Airways - How Animals Move (Thrill Jockey)
TELEVISION - Friction - Marquee Moon
* GO-BETWEENS - Too Much of One Thing - Bright Yellow Bright Orange (Jetset)
* THE CLEAN - Ludwig - Anthology (Merge)
* TALL DWARFS - Possum Born - The Sky Above The Mud Below (Carrot Top/Flying Nun)
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES - Part Time Punks - Yes Darling But Is It Art

* RY COODER & MANUEL GALBN - Bodas de oro - Mambo sinuendo (Nonesuch)
PHONO-COMB - Grip n Grin - Fresh Gasoline
* BUTTHOLE SURFERS - Hey! - EP+Live Pcppep (Latino Bugger Veil)
* SCARFACE - Someday - The Fix (Def Jam South)
CHICK WEBB - On the Sunny Side of the Street - The Chronological 1929-34

VOIGT 465 - Voices a Drama - (c) Can't Stop It! Australian Post-Punk
MALARIA! - Kaltes klares Wasser - Compiled: 1981-84
* LIAISONS DANGEREUSES - El macho y el nena - s/t (Hit Thing)
AMON DL 2 - Fly United - Vive la Trance
* DARIN GRAY - Ernest Trova - St. Louis Shuffle (Family Vineyard)
* SOLE - Sebago - Selling Live Water (Anticon)

BUZZCOCKS - Boredom - Time's Up
* JON LANGFORD AND HIS SADIES - American Pageant - Mayors of the Moon (Bloodshot)
(R) MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT - Funky Butt - Last Sessions
* TOWNES VAN ZANDT - Where I Lead Me - Absolutely Nothing (Normal)
* AZITA - Better End in Time - Enantiodromia (Drag City)
* ANGELS OF LIGHT - Palisades - Everything Is Good/Please Come Home (Young God)

GUN CLUB - Thunderhead - Mother Juno
* SOLEDAD BROTHERS - Teenage Heart Attack - Live (Dim Mak)
* RYE COALITION - Communication Breakdance - Jersey Girls (Tiger Style)
* Q & NOT U - Don't Let It Bring You Down - (c) Don't Know When I'll Be Back Again
RED RED MEAT - Sad Cadillac - Bunny Gets Paid

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