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Playlist for August 4, 2003 7-10pm

Background: Nino Rota - Concerto di Musiche da Film - Lineatre

Francis Bebey - Bissau - Akwaaba - Original

N - Mediums - Way Out - Out Demons Out - s/r
Daniel Johnston - Wicked World - Early Recordings Vol. 1 - Dualtone
Fire Engines - Everythings Roses - Aufgeladen Undbereit Fur Actuion und Spass
N - This Moment in Black History - The Last Unicorn - Cleveland Finger EP - Exit Stencil
R - Germs - Communist Eyes - s/t - Slash
L Voag - Toilet - The Way Out - Alcohol
Slovenly - Welcome House - Drive it Home, Abbernathy - Ajax
Liasons Dangereuses - El Macho y la Nena - s/t - Hit Thing

Crime - Rock ‘n’ Roll Enemy no. 1 - San Francisco’s Doomed - Solar Lodge
N - Black Eyes - Letter to Raoul Peck - s/t - Dischord
Sunday Puncher - Jury Duty - 7”
Listener - You’re So Underground - Whispermoon - Mush
C - The Uniques - My Conversation - Trojan Rocksteady Box Set - Trojan
Emory Swank - Center City - 7”
N,C - St Moses Choir - Bayahuba Abantwana - Rough Guide to South African Gospel
Blackalicious - The Fabulous Ones - Nia - Quannum
Caetano Veloso - Que Não Sevê (Come Tu Mi Vuoi) - Ommagio a Federico e Giulietta - Nonesuch

Splotch - Fur/Kitty - Two Million F-heads - Menlo Park
N - Sightings - Bishops - Absolutes - Load
N,C - SPK - Slogun - Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music 2 - Sub Rosa
N - Quintron - Mud Bags - Are You Ready for an Organ Solo? - Three One G
N - Tussle - Eye Contact - Eye Contact 12” - Troubleman Unlimited
Gary Numan - Airplane - BBC Sessions - Fuel
R - Fugazi - Break - End Hits - Dischord
Jetsons - Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies 7” - Gulcher
N - Starvations - This is What You Wanted? - Get Well Soon - GSL

C - Ananda Shankar - Streets of Calcutta - Rough Guide to Asian Underground
Yumi Bitsu - track 8 - Golden Vessyl of Sound - K
Eric Dolphy - Glad to be Unhappy - Outward Bound - Prestige
N,C - Southland’s Ladies Quartet - My Loved One’s Waiting for Me - Flowers in the Wildwood - Trikont
Owald 5-0 - A Love Supreme - A Love Supreme 7”
C - Panthro UK United 13 - Safe European Home - Redifiling Music - No Idea
Copernicus - Not Him Again! - Victims of the Sky - Ski
New York Philharmonic - Group Improvisation 3 - Bernstein Century - Sony
Throbbing Gristle - What a Day - 20 Jazz and Funk Greats - Mute

Gang Starr - Code of the Streets - Full Clip: a Decade of Gang Star - Virgin
Candy Machine - Macrobat - s/t - Skene
N - Animal Collective - Panic - Here Comes the Indian - Paw Tracks
The X Seamans Institute - Hog Eye Man - Heart of Oak! - Smithsonian Folkways
Gunga Din - Out to Sea - Introducing… - Tractor Beam
N,C - Sonny Vincent - Psycho ID - Swami Sound System vol. 1 - Swami
N,C - Demolition Doll Rods - Down Home Girl - Singles #2 - Bulb
Flower - Angel - Concrete Sky - Bear/Simple Machines

N,C - Afrika Bambaata and the Soulsonic Force - Looking for the Perfect Beat - Grand Theft Auto Vice City:Wildstyle Pirate Radio - Epic

-I agree with greg that francis bebey is perhaps the most bizarre thing to come out of africa this side of the ethiopique comps.
-early daniel johnston=brilliant. this recording comes from the aptly titled "songs of pain" cd (disk 2 is "more songs of pain") and was recorded in his parents basement between 1979 and 82. there is not a bad song on either cd.
-I finally broke down and bought the trojan rocksteady set after it had been calling to me for a good month or so. there is nothing better than a good rocksteady song. nothing. that song prompted a mini-set of overly happy tunes, ending with the blackalicious, which is a truly wonderful song as well. they didn't lose anything in the transition to a major.
-I played way to much dancy music on this show. it was rather disconcerting. I reached a point where I was like, no I can't play this record, because the beat is too good. and then when I tried to mellow out, I failed and ended up with some fairly strange transitions.
-gary numan is pretty great. a caller wanted to know if it as a gary numan cover and was shocked to hear it was the real deal. there is nothing better than the sound of old analog synths (hence why I also really like the liasons dangereuses record).
-if I could own the entire gulcher discography, I would. everything I've heard on that from the label's initial existance has been amazing. the jetsons were no different. to quote the gizmos, "the midwest can be alright."
-I also need to get more ananda shankar. ravi's nephew made the best indian/electronic fusion I've ever heard. it should be the model for all attempts in that regard. but then everyone's raving about the colaboration between jay-z and that one guy. is it really that great? I haven't heard it, so I don't know.
-orchestras and free improvisation don't really mix, but that new york philharmonic track was a fun little break.
-while 20 jazz funk greats may be wonderful, throbbing gristle first edition should be required listening, if for nothing other than "very friendly," their totally demented yet incredibly infectious take on the velvet underground's "the gift."
-next week is my last show for a little while. I'm going to italy for 3 weeks, but I'll be back in early september. I plan on playing a bunch of jazz next week, since I just dumped a ton of money on a bunch of great jazz records at the record exchange.  
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