Sun City Girls flyerPlaylist for
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
October 11, 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 was my birthday, so I gave myself the treat of the Sun City Girls (gotta love that gig poster, from their website) and two by The Fall, for which I have a further excuse, namely that today the weather turned suddenly and brutally to a fall chill.

— Frode Haltli is a Norwegian accordian player, and on his new ECM release, Passing Images, he is joined by one of Norway’s true music goddesses, Maja Ratkje, who now is evidently going by her big-ass name, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje. She’s in the avant-garde knob-twisting duo Fe-mail, as well as the larger avant-grrl ensemble Spunk, not to mention her other super-numerous projects. I liked the Haltli CD, but it’s much mellower than most things I’ve heard associated with Ratkje. Then again, it’s his record, not hers.

Background Music: Pharoah Sanders – Black Unity (Impulse, 1972)

Artist Song Album Label Comments New
Sun City Girls Blue Mambo Torch of the Mystics Majora/Tupelo  
The Fall Two Librans The Unutterable Cog Sinister I’m a libra  
Old Time Relijun A Wild Harvest Catharsis in Crisis K *
This Heat Horizontal Hold Made Available: John Peel Session These This has been reissued as part of the box set  
Ahleuchatistas Elegant Proof Even in the Midst… Cuneiform Asheville band! *
African Roots of Jazz The Healer / Don’t Break Luv n’ Haight Ubiquity compilation  
Johnny Guitar Watson Superman Lover Ain’t That a Bitch This Record Co. Ltd. smooth, cheesy, delicious  
Charles Mingus Sextet So Long Eric Cornell 1964 Blue Note newly discovered recording *
Frode Haltli Jag haver ingen kärare Passing Images ECM with Maja Ratkje *
Damon & Naomi Defibrillation Within These Walls 20/20/20 former Galaxy 500 folks with Michio Kurihara sitting in on guitar *
MV & EE with the Golden Road Susquehanna (sole art trample) Gettin’ Gone Ecstatic Peace! Matt Valentine and Erika Elder *
The Red Krayola with Arts & Language Jerry Fodor’s Story Sighs Trapped By Liars Drag City I like this record a lot *
Akron/Family Don’t Be Afraid, You’re Already Dead Love Is Simple Young God uh, I pull a Schulz on this one *
Qui Apartment Love’s Miracle Ipecac David Yow’s new band *
Crime Piss on Your Dog / Feel the Beat San Francisco’s Doomed Solar Lodge I think this has found a more recent release, but I’m not sure.  
Lamps Elisio Lamps In the Red Is this Lamps 2? I think it’s the second self-titled release *
Final Solutions Telepathic Ray Songs by Solutions Goner This Memphis crap is growing on me *
Pontiak Shell and Skull Sun on Sun Fire Proof Records from Baltimore *
Clockcleaner Human Pigeon Babylon Rules Load from Philadelphia, and appropriately ugly *
The Fall Flat of Angles Dragnet Step Forward / IRS 1979, the second record, and probably my favorite  

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