Playlist for
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
August 16, 2007

Hosted by Greg Lyon on Thursdays at 2-4 pm
on WPVM Asheville (103.5 FM and

This show is available for listening as an archive for one week after its airing at WPVM’s Archive Page (click on the STREAM button for this show–under the letter ‘G’)


— Today’s background music was Ferrante & Teicher’s 1962 exotica (or easy listening) record, Pianos in Paradise. This record was a surprisingly nice pick-up from the Harvest Records 3rd anniversary sale/party. Since the guys gave me the record for free (it was in their bargain basement), I’m giving them a shout-out. Thanks Matty, Matt, and Mark! I also found a terrific mp3 blog about exotica music called Third Island. Click on the picture to get to their entry on Pianos in Paradise.

— The show started with a feast of reissue material featuring mostly CDs mastered from vinyl copies of the originals. The Ananda Shankar sounds decent. The Michael Garrick album was originally issued in a pressing of 99 in 1964. Ju Suk Reet Meate’s (of Smegma) solo album, aka Do Unseen Hands Keep You Dumb? (originally from 1980) has quite noticeable vinyl noise, but you could argue that it doesn’t detract at all from the collage.

— From the same set, I really dug the Lol Coxhill & Steve Miller reissue on Cuneiform. The two CD set covers two deleted LPs, Coxhill/Miller Miller/Coxhill from 1973 and “The Story So Far…” “…Oh Really?” from 1975. I couldn’t quite tell from the notes at the Cuneiform website, but I think the Coxhill & Miller reissue is also at least partly mastered from vinyl (here’s a good review that says that it is). If so, the sound is still quite good.

– Pumice is the music outlet for one Stefan Neville of New Zealand. I clearly need to get more of his umpteen records, for that track did me. For more on him, see this post on the Audiversity blog.

— I didn’t realize until I was typing this up that the groovy Christian rock compilation, Resurrection, and the Michael Garrick Trio reissue are distributed by the same folks, at Trunk Records. Pretty good taste, they have.

— Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons were a Swedish post-punk band c. 1980-81, and the recent compilation is a revelation. I hear a heavy Devo aesthetic in there, but in a Neue Deutsche Welle way. According to their myspace page, they are reuniting for some nostalgic fun. Bravo! I think.


* = Heavy Rotation at WPVM
+ = New but not (yet) at WPVM
(c) = compilation

Background Music: Ferrante & Teicher – Pianos in Paradise (1962)

+ Ananda Shankar – Charging Tiger – Sá-Re-Gá Machán (Fallout)
* Lol Coxhill & Steve Miller – Will My Thirst Play Me Tricks/The Ant About To Be Crushed Ponders Not the Where Withal Of the Boot Leather – Coxhill/Miller Miller/Coxhill (Cuneiform)
* Michael Garrick Trio – Sketches of Israel – Moonscape (Trunk)
+ Ju Suk Reet Meate – Side A – Solo 78/79 (De Stijl)
* Pumice – Eyebath – Pebbles (Soft Abuse)
A-Frames – Death Train – Black Forest (Sub Pop)
(c) John Ylvisaker – A Gay Cliche – Resurrection: The Amplified Bible of Heavenly Grooves (Second Coming)
* Prewar Yardsale – Bicycle Free New York City – Sidewalk Songs & City Stories: New Urban Folk (Trikont)
* O’Death – Adelita – Head Home (Ernest Jenning)
* Brion Gysin – Minutes to Go, Pt. 1 – Live in London 1982 (Sub Rosa)
+ Dorothy Ashby – The Moving Finger – The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby (Cadet/Dusty Groove)
Tortoise – Ry Cooder – Tortoise (Thrill Jockey)
Hi Red Center – Magic Teeth – Architectural Failures (Pangaea)
The Work – Knives – Slow Crimes (Ad Hoc)
+ Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons – In Bars – Best Off: Recordings 1980-81 (Ill Wind)
* Stereo Total – Komplex mit dem Sex – Paris-Berlin (Kill Rock Stars)
* Turbo Fruits – Poptart – Turbo Fruits (Ecstatic Peace!)
(c) Fabulous Four – Rotten Rats – Searchin’ for Shakes: Swedish Beat 1965-1968 (Amigo)
Eroc – Norderland – Eroc 1 (Brain)
The Psychic Paramount – Echoh Air – Origins and Primitives Vol. 1+2 (No Quarter)
* Harlan T. Bobo – God’s Lamb – I’m Your Man (Goner)
* Danbert Nobacon – Straight Talk (Meet Frank) – Library Book of the World (Bloodshot)
Howlin’ Wolf – Ooh Baby, Hold Me – The Real Folk Blues (Chess)
Sonny Sharrock & Peter Brötzmann – No. 5 – Fragments (Okka)

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