Archive for August, 2008

Playlist for

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
August 29, 2008

Hosted by Greg Lyon on FRIDAYS at 2-4 pm
on WPVM Asheville (103.5 FM and www.wpvm.org)

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’)

Justin Farrar was my co-host today. As usual, he brought the goods.

– I’m still behind on the playlists, so this will lie sadly uncommented.

Artist Song Album Label New
Gene Clark So You Say You Lost Your Baby Flying High  
The Great Society with Grace Slick Sally Go ‘Round the Roses Conspicuous Only Its Absence Columbia  
Sir Victor Uwaifo Dododo (Ekassa Number 1) Guitar Boy Superstar 1970-76 Soundway *
Citaumvano Lamnandi Ugolohlano (It Fetched This Person) Siya Hamba! Original Music  
Derrick Laro and Trinity Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough VA – Hustle! Reggae Disco Soul Jazz  
Lancelot Layne Yo Tink It Sorf? VA – Calypsoul Strut *
Lee $cratch Perry Fire Repentance Narnack *
Ginger Baker’s Air Force Da Da Man Ginger Baker’s Air Force  
Jennifer Cardini Static – Sometimes I’m Sad for a Few Seconds/Rework – Love Love Love Yeah Feeling Strange Kompakt  
Einstürzende Neubauten 4.13 für den Untergang 7"  
Einstürzende Neubauten 26 Riesen The Jewels Potomak *
The N4 N4 VA – Snatch Paste Vinyl on Demand  
Brian Eno & The Winkies Baby’s on Fire Dali’s Car  
Eddy Current Suppression Ring Sunday’s Coming Primary Colours Goner *
Vigil-Anti Foetal Position VA – Go and Do It: The Aberrant Compilations Small Axe  
Razar Money VA – Murder Punk Vol. 1  
King Brothers Super X 7" Bulb  
Shit & Shine Honestly Don’t Cherry *
Kosmonautentraum Kosmonautentraum Nr. 8 Liebesmuhn Zick Zack  
Red Asphalt Red Asphalt VA – Homework no. 2 Hyped2Death  
Muleskinner Mule Skinner Blues Muleskinner Ridge Runner  

Playlist for

Invisible Worm Fill-in
August 26, 2008

Hosted by Greg Lyon on FRIDAYS at 2-4 pm
on WPVM Asheville (103.5 FM and www.wpvm.org)

– Shaina couldn’t do The Invisible Worm this week, so I sat in for her show. Here’s the playlist:

Artist Song Album Label Comments New
Faust It’s a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl So Far ReR  
Jeremie c’est une belle journee VA – Bokan! Musics in the Margin Sub Rosa *
Sir Victor Uwaifo Ebibi (Ekassa 28) Guitar Boy Superstar 1970-76 Soundway *
Milford Graves Nothing 19 Percussion Ensemble ESP-Disk *
Andrew Raffo Dewar Six Lines of Transformation Six Lines of Transformation Porter *
Arnie Lawrence & the Children of All Ages Inside an Hour Glass Inside an Hour Glass Embryo 1970  
Elephant9 Dodovoodoo DodoVoodoo Rune Grammofon *
sean noonan Esspi being brewed by noon Innova features Marc Ribot, Jamaladeen Tacuma, et al. *
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog Never Better Party Intellectuals Pi *
Mars 3E LP No More Records *
The Individuals Can’t Get Started Fields/Aquamarine Bar/None *
Josephine Foster Sim Nao This Coming Gladness Bo’ Weavil *
Robbie Basho Cathedrals et Fleur de lis Bonn Ist Supreme Bo’ Weavil *
Bill Dixon In Search of a Sound 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur Aum Fidelity *

Playlist for

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
August 22, 2008

Hosted by Greg Lyon on FRIDAYS at 2-4 pm
on WPVM Asheville (103.5 FM and www.wpvm.org)

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’)

– I’m behind in posting playlists, so no comments this time around.

Artist Song Album Label Comments New
Derek Bailey Where is the Police? Solo Guitar Volume 1 Incus 1971  
Sunil Ganguly Ajhoon Na Aye VA – Bollywood Steel Guitar Sublime Frequencies 1970  
Khedayer Bin Kessab Taqsim VA – Give Me Love: Songs of the Brokenhearted – Baghdad, 1925-1929 Honest Jon’s 1925-1929 Baghdad *
Sir Victor Uwaifo Akuyan (Ekassa 46) Guitar Boy Superstar 1970-76 Soundway *
Fela Ransome-Kuti Yese (Don’t Do) Lagos Baby 1963-1969 Vampi Soul 1963/4 *
Herbie Hancock et al. Sanctification Hear, O Israel Jonny 1968 *
Ken McIntyre Undulation Home Inner City 1976  
Interplay Apology…/R.O.D. (Realizations on Digment) Apology To The Atonists/Tritone Suite Porter 1990 Philadelphia *
Byard Lancaster Prayer Cry Personal Testimony Porter 2007 recordings appended to the 1979 album *
Georges Moustaki Nos Corps Bobino 70 Polydor 1970 France  
Robbie Basho Fandango Bonn Ist Supreme Bo’ Weavil 1980 recorded in Bonn, Germany *
James Blackshaw Gate of Ivory Litany of Echoes Tompkins Square *
Phil Ochs The Crucifixion Pleasures of the Harbor A&M  
Francis Bebey Ngoma Likembe Akwaaba Original Music  
James Blood Ulmer Theme from Captain Black Tales of Captain Black Artists House 1978  
Tony Snell Brownie Medieval & Latter Day Lays ESP-Disk 1973  
Gail Laughton Egypt 1700 B.C. Harps of the Ancient Temples Laurel  
Anthony Braxton 4-16 CJF The Complete Braxton 1971 Arista Freedom 1971  
Orange Golden Falcons In the Midst of Chaos De Stijl 1978 *
Eri Yamamoto Circular Movement Duologue Aum Fidelity 2008 *

Playlist for

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
August 15, 2008

Hosted by Greg Lyon on FRIDAYS at 2-4 pm
on WPVM Asheville (103.5 FM and www.wpvm.org)

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’)

– HUGE amount of late-60s/early 70s Euro prog and psych rock today, including Dark (UK), Twink (UK), Les Irresistibles (France), MI5 (UK), Improved Sound Limited (Germany), Annexus Quam (Germany), Alrune Rod (Denmark). Of these, I’d hand the crown to Twink; that Think Pink album is in serious heavy rotation chez Greg.

Delia Derbyshire, however, was far more impressive, although not at all rock. She worked for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and is responsible for the transcendent Doctor Who theme (she didn’t write the song, but she ‘played’ and recorded it using an incredible array of tapes and other electronic machinery). By the mid-1970s, though, she had given up electronic music, evidently because the synthesizer had made things too pre-fabricated.

– That Mykal Xul CD on Gulcher Records out of Indiana is the most perverted scum-rock I’ve heard in a very long time, perhaps since The Frogs’ masterpiece, It’s Only Right and Natural (1989). But wait, The Frogs’ album is not really rock, so maybe you have to go back to the other new release on Gulcher, The Gynecologists’ Hoosier Psychopaths (1981-1994: The Official Recordings). Sick sick sick. I played Mykal Xul covering The Gizmos–because it was the only unedited song on the CD one can play during the day on the radio. If only you could hear "Ridin’ the Cuke." Damn you, FCC!!!!!

– Honest Jon’s Records, out of the UK, hits the 78-RPM jackpot with their new compilation, Give Me Love: Songs of the Brokenhearted – Baghdad, 1925-1929. Jaw-droppingly good.

– I love vibes. One day I’m gonna do an all-vibes special radio show. When I do, Walt Dickerson will be well represented. Today’s background music (and a full-volume cut) was his 1966 release, Impressions of A Patch of Blue, where he took the Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack to the movie A Patch of Blue and made jazz out of it. Sun Ra plays piano and celeste on the record, which is one of the rare sideman appearances in Ra’s discography. Absolutely gorgeous record, but I have to say, I’ve had extraordinarily bad luck acquiring a satisfying copy of it. The CD reissue is out of print and expensive, so I bid and won a shrink-wrapped copy of the album on ebay, only to determine upon opening the shink-wrap that it was a mis-pressing: the record had two Side Bs. So I got another copy on ebay, only to determine this time around that I had purchased a mono copy. And I want the stereo copy. Damn you, ebay!!!!!

Background Music: Walt Dickerson Quartet – Impressions of A Patch of Blue (MGM 1966)

Artist Song Album Label Comments New
Dark RC8 Through the Ages Akarma 1972 UK  
Andre Williams Never Had a Problem Can You Deal With It? Bloodshot 2008 *
Barbecue Bob Yo Yo Blues Chocolate to the Bone Shanachie 1927-1930  
Left Lane Cruiser Amy’s in the Kitchen Bring Yo’ Ass to the Table Alive Natural Sound 2008 *
Digital Leather Simulator Sorcerer Goner 2008 *
Twink Fluid Think Pink Akarm 1970 UK  
Les Irresistibles My Year Is a Day VA – Let’s Ride: 20 Popsike Excursions from the UK & Europe Psychic Circle 1968 *
The MI5 Only Time Will Tell VA – Breaking Point Psychic Circle 1966, UK, later the Maze, later Deep Purple *
Improved Sound Limited Leave This Lesbian World Prae-Kraut Pandaemonium Vol. 1 Yahoo late 1960s Germany  
The Dutchess and the Duke Reservoir Park She’s the Dutchess, He’s the Duke Hardly Art 2008 *
Mark Lanegan Come to Me Bubblegum Beggars Banquet with P.J. Harvey  
Annexus Quam Osmose 1 Osmose Ohr 1970 Germany  
Josephine Foster I Love You & the Springtime Blues This Coming Gladness Bo’ Weavil 2008 *
Alrune Rod Alrune Rod Alrune Rod Sonet 1969 Denmark  
Eleanora Rosenholm Musta Ruusu Vaina jan Muotokuva Fonal Finnish *
Delia Derbyshire The Wizards Laboratory Electrosonic 1972 UK  
Pumice Pebbles Quo Soft Abuse 2008 New Zealand *
Sic Alps Love Is Strange A Long Way Around to a Shortcut Animal Disguise 2008 *
F/i The Pharaoh Paradise Out Here Human Wrechords/Lexicon Devil 1989 Milwaukee  
Home Blitz Something to Do Weird Wings Parts Unknown 2008 New Jersey *
Mykal Xul Hair on My Face Johnson County Line Gulcher Gizmos cover. Indiana *
Blank Dogs Ants On Two Sides Troubleman 2008  
Jeffrey Lee Pierce Hey Juana Wildweed Statik 1985, L.A.  
John Terrill Melancholy Mary Frowny Frown Family Vineyard 2008, Indiana *
Doc & Merle Watson Slidin’ Delta Down South Sugar Hill 1984  
Walt Dickerson Quartet Bacon and Eggs Impressions of a Patch of Blue MGM 1966 with Sun Ra  
Salim Daoud Abuthiyya VA – Give Me Love: Songs of the Brokenhearted – Baghdad, 1925-1929 Honest Jon’s 1925-1929 Baghdad *

Playlist for

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
August 8, 2008

Hosted by Greg Lyon on FRIDAYS at 2-4 pm
on WPVM Asheville (103.5 FM and www.wpvm.org)

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’)

– First solo show in ages. I played a lot of yummy new jazz releases, including the first-ever CD reissue of Byard Lancater’s 1979 solo album, "Personal Testimony," from the exciting Porter Records label. You wouldn’t really know it’s a solo record, though, because he accompanies himself (overdubbing) on several instruments, including the bass clarinet (my favorite), flute, percussion, piano, piccolo, alto and soprano sax. Also out now is the 2007 Vision Festival live recording by Bill Dixon’s orchestra, 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur, on Aum Fidelity. The 82-year-old Dixon, a woefully under-recorded giant of the jazz avant-garde, is suddenly prolific, as this is his second release this year, the other being the equally compelling Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra on Thrill Jockey.

– Another tasty new jazz reissue is Giuseppe Logan’s Quartet album from 1964 on ESP-Disk. Theme music was from Horace Tapscott’s 1969 masterpiece, The Giants Is Awakened, which featured a young "Black Arthur Blythe" on sax. Sadly, this gem has not yet been reissued.

Background Music: Horace Tapscott Quintet – The Giant Is Awakened (Flying Dutchman)

Artist Song Album Label Comments New
Devo Are You Experienced? Are You Experienced? 12" Warner Bros  
Fucked Up Mustaa Lunta Year of the Pig EP Matador US 7" B side *
Digital Leather Styrofoam Sorcerer Goner *
Abe Vigoda Animal Ghosts Skeleton PPM *
CSS Believe Achieve Donkey Sub Pop *
Yellow Fever Cats and Rats Cats and Rats s/r *
Bellafea Walking Distance Cavalcade *
Simple In the Night Songs From A Broken Hip s/r *
Jad & David Fair Sasquatch 26 Monster Songs for Children A-Z Kill Rock Stars  
Experimental Dental School Microscope Lab Voices John Doe Loves Me Cochon *
Byard Lancaster Brotherman Personal Testimony Porter 1979 *
Paavoharju Pimeankarkelo Laulu Laakson Kukista Fonal *
Tony Snell Fungus Medieval and Latter Day Lays ESP-Disk 1973  
Johnny Flynn Hong Kong Cemetry A Larum Lost Highway *
John Matthias Viper’s Nest Stories from the Watercooler Counter *
John Fahey Requiem for Russell Blaine Cooper Requia Vanguard 1967  
Horace Tapscott Quintet Niger’s Theme The Giant Is Awakened Flying Dutchman 1969  
Kuusow "Kurunwaarey" et al. Jamiila Jamiila: Songs from a Somali City Original Music  
John-John la lune dans le noir (moon in the dark) Bokan! Musics in the Margin Sub Rosa *
Transvalue Not Knowing Transvalue Book III thankyou *
The Guiseppe Logan Quartet Dance of Satan Quartet ESP-Disk 1964 *
Bill Dixon Intrados 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur Aum Fidelity 2008 *