Monthly Archives: August 2020


September 1, 2020

What is this show? Maybe better to ask what it isn’t… Starts off consistent with soul funk boogie during the first hour, but in the second hour starts to mutate through beat tracks, 60s Mod, balearic, then ambient to take you on a full trip whose concept was solidified from the first track of hour one. I would direct you to be sure to hear the D-Day and Al Tone tracks. Having listened to this finished show twice, if you want to hear how good an ambient track can be, play the Jonny Nash, Suzanne Kraft track!

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Artist Song Release Label
Jade 4U Rainbows (Midnight Mix) Retour Au Club Meduse Compiled by Charles Bals Spacetalk Records
Bread & Butter Pink Shadow Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986 Light In The Attic
Jarmaz Night City Life (Disco Remix) Night City Life Spacetalk Records
Yves Simon Amazoniaque (La Decadanse Edit) DDR003 Deviant Disco Records
Captain Mustard Quiet Move (Special Dance Mix) Fingertracks: Vol 1 ESP Institute
D-Day Sweet Sultan Magic Carpet : Contemporary Music 1982-1994 Harmonie Exotic
Tom Sanders I’ll Get To That Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 Light In The Attic
Revelation Feel The Music Love Affairs Tambourine Party Records
Al-Tone Why They Say Al-Tone Edits 0002 Al-Tone Edits
The Masqueraders Do You Love Me Baby? We’re Gonna Have A Party! The Soul Of Wand Records Sundazed Music
The Pearls On And On (Waxist Edit) On And On Isle Of Jura Records
Andrew Kitchen Attack Of The Boogie (TZ + Hersh Edit) Attack Of The Chicago Boogie Star Creature

Artist Song Release Label
African People Aaaaaahh!! Cosmic Discotheque Vol.2 Naughty Rhythm Records
Life Cat’s Eyes Cosmic Discotheque – 12 Junkshop Disco Funk Gems From The 70s Take It Acid Is
The Black On White Affair Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound Light In The Attic
Goldie & The Gingerbreads Look For Me Baby Girls With Guitars Know Why! Ace
St. Louis Union Think About Me A North Side Story Wyldwax
Force Five Yeah I’m Waiting Yeah I’m Waiting Wyldwax
Petros Skoutaris Yusurum – Part I Tropika Into The Light Records
Ferdi Fading Away All One Claremont 56
LNS Pizzica Tarantata n.014 rework Tarantismo: Odyssey of an Italian Ritual FLEE
Hear & Now Alba Sol Alba Sol Claremont 56
Jonny Nash, Suzanne Kraft Knife A Heart So White Melody As Truth
Fools Source Fools’ Harp, Vol. 1 Music From Memory


August 25, 2020

LP tracks show of what I am calling fuzzy/fringe. That is, what stated as a punk show, upon closer examination, became a melange of bands slightly outside the typical boundaries of that sound. They had a fuzzy connection to punk, and were all fringe members of the punk community. So there you go, fuzzy/fringe. Many tracks I loved so much listening to over and over as I prepared this. I will especially draw attention to Eddie Criss Group, with their track that reminded me of ‘The In Crowd’ as interpreted by Bryan Ferry, SF’s House Of Pants, Richmond VA’s Prevaricators from their critically despised second LP, and to cover star Bill Case, who proves that you don’t have to look effeminate to be glam!

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Artist Song Release Label
The Bleak Engineers Multidimensional Way (Deviant Version) New Frontiers Six Tonnes De Chair Records
Pagans Final Solution Pirate’s Cove 9/24/79 Thermionic Records
Whirlywirld Boys Of The Badlands Complete Discography 1978 80 HoZac
The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good And Evil She Is Beyond Good And Evil Radar Records
Senyawa & Stephen O’Malley ‎ Bima Dan Ular Naga, Part I Bima Sakti iDEAL Recordings
Snuky Tate My Girl Babylon Under Pressure Animal Records
Dick Taylor & The Red Squirls Edith Groove Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones MVD Audio
Eddie Criss Group Killer Undertaker HoZac Archival
Wipers ‎ Just A Dream Away Land Of The Lost Jackpot Records
14th Wish 14th Wish 14th Wish HoZac Records
Mission Of Burma Peking Spring Peking Spring Taang! Records
The Reducers Screaming Too Cruise To Nowhere Rave On Records
Bill Case I’m Your Hero Bootboy Discotheque You Better Run Records ‎
Sunflower Bean ‎ Come For Me King Of The Dudes Mom+Pop

Artist Song Release Label
Signals Gotta Let Go Rodney On The ROQ Vol. III Posh Boy
The Chicks I Feel Fine The Sound Of The ‘Chicks’ Sundazed
Personal Effects ‎ I Had Everything This Is It Earring Records
The Scruffs Never Too Late Teenage Tragedies 1974​​-​​1979 Pop Supérette
House Of Pants Scenes Pressed Amorous Records
Coloured Balls Flash Liberate Rock Singles and More 1972-1975 Just Add Water
Short Dogs Grow Schoolhouse Matt Dillon Rough Trade
Prevaricators Slowlife Detente Disrupted Records
Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue I Can’t Control Myself Radio Active Big Sound
Running From Daylight Coffin For Two Missing Fink Records Presents: A Spooktacular Christmas Missing Fink Records
Faz Waltz Rock’n’Roll Is Tough Rebel Kicks Spaghetty Town Records
The Radiators Confidential Ghostown Chiswick Records
The Exploding Hearts Shattered (You Left Me) Shattered Dirtnap Records
The Last She Don’t Know Why I’m Here L.A. Explosion! BOMP!
Zac Superhero Zac Damaged Goods
E. Coli Monsters To Drool Triple X Records


August 18, 2020

LP tracks show of a rock sub-genre I am calling ‘coasting’ – that is, tracks where the artist lets space permeate the track a little more than usual, giving them a smooth groove feel. One of the things I learned this show was that many of the tracks that follow this model end in a fade out. I think there are many great tracks you will want to hear, though I will especially call out the Ray Alexander Technique track in the second hour. Looking through the cuts, I have to say there is nothing here I would NOT steer you to if you were sitting in the room with me.

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Artist Song Release Label
The Distractions Nothing Lasts Go Dark Occultation Recordings
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs Melissa Under the Covers: The Best of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs Demon Records
Alejandro Escovedo Diana More Oar – A Tribute To The Skip Spence Album Modern Harmonic
ZZ Top Jesus Just Left Chicago Tres Hombres London Records
Karen Marks You Bring These Things Cold Café Efficient Space
Belle Gonzalez Bottles Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ‎– English Weather Ace
McCarthy The Myth Of The North-South Divide The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth Optic Nerve Recordings
The Embarrassment ‎ Beautiful Day God Help Us Bar/None Records
Jim Sullivan Sonny Jim Jim Sullivan Light In The Attic
Big Front Yard On The Hill Big Front Yard Thylacine Records
Hairband Bee Hairband Monorail Music ‎
Paul Weller On Sunset On Sunset Polydor
Traffic Hidden Treasure Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ‎– Occasional Rain Ace

Artist Song Release Label
Torgeir Waldemar Truncated Souls Love Jansen Records
The Springfields Tomorrow Ends Today Singles 1986-1991 Slumberland Records
Jordan Jones Waiting Jordan Jones Spaghetty Town Records
Irmão Victor A Flor Do Meu Bairro Se Mandou Irmão Victor Pop Supérette
Mood Six Eternal A Matter Of! PVC Records ‎
Wizzard I Dun Lotsa Cryin’ Over You Introducing Eddy And The Falcons Warner Bros. Records ‎
Chris Spedding Woman Trouble Hurt RAK
The Cure ‎ Accuracy Rare 70s Recordings 18 Age Records ‎
The Voids I’m In A Fix Sunlight Glide – 15 Flower Power Trippers From The 60s & 70s Take It Acid Is
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Betrayal Takes Two Blank Generation Sire
Joe Ghatt ‎ Farewell Banana Sludge Third Eye Stimuli Records
Ray Alexander Technique My World Let’s Talk Now-Again Records
Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets Venus Lay It On Me Yep Roc Records ‎
Razorcuts Sorry to Embarrass You Storyteller Optic Nerve Recordings
Brinsley Schwarz Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song) It’s All Over Now Mega Dodo


August 11, 2020

7″ only show starting with two private press Boston bands (1979 and 1986), then moves into six darkwave singles, then three 60s & 70s international singles, before moving into a smile inducing selection of rock singles from many times and places, with three classic Postcard Records singles in a row.

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Artist Song Release Label
The Bumsteads Make The Best Of Tonight Make The Best Of Tonight Blast Records
Sally and the Sophisticatz (My Love Is) In Your Hands (My Love Is) In Your Hands Raku Records
Scala Tears Tears Too Pure Records
Bullion Michy Maus BAHNRSD Bahnsteig 23
Plazmot Allenby Allenby Malka Tuti
Xen & Yovav Shavit Etmol Hayom Malka Tuti
Paul Ebhart, Leonard Prochazka ! Kaum-Zeit-Kontinuum Westbahn
The Bleak Engineers Introspecto Introspecto Six Tonnes De Chair Records
Cem Karaca Ve Apaşlar Gılgamış Ayrılık Günümüz Türküola ‎
Wir Wir sind die Welt Wir sind die Welt Black Pearl Records
Jean-Pierre Kalfon La Guerre My Friend, Mon Ami Pop Supérette
The William Loveday Intention A La Mort Surbite (Sitting in Jacques Brel’s Seat) My Love For You Damaged Goods Records
The Leaving Trains ‎ Bringing Down The House Bringing Down The House Happy Squid Records
Orange Juice Blue Boy Blue Boy Postcard Records

Artist Song Release Label
Josef K Radio Drill Time Radio Drill Time Postcard Records
The Go Betweens I Need Two Heads I Need Two Heads Postcard Records
Ducks Unlimited Get Bleak Get Bleak Bobo Integral
Robert Forster w/ Jherek Bischoff & String Quartet People Say People Say Slowboy Records
Doug Tuttle Anywhere You Run Anywhere You Run Six Tonnes De Chair Records
Michael Parrett ‎ Last Years Model Television Heavy Soul Records
The Last L.A. Explosion L.A. Explosion Backlash
The Kids Dancing Dancing Mercury
The Strings Back To You Back To You Lark
Buzzcocks Destination Zero Gotta Get Better Cherry Red Records
Joy Rider Survival Money Honey Bacillus Records
The Courettes Want You! Like a Cigarette Want You! Like a Cigarette Damaged Goods Records
The Most (Do The) Jumpin’ Jack Take A Chance Northside
Joy Ryder + Avis Davis No More Nukes No More Nukes Monongo Music
Cheryl Killer Kiss Killer Kiss Reminder Records
Cassie Change My Image Change My Image Reminder Records
The Sound Cold Beat Physical World E.P. Reminder Records
The Embarrassment Sex Drive Sex Drive Last Laugh Records


August 4, 2020

Gulls Window Circus version of disco, presented with love for you to enjoy. Every track is well-chosen, but you must hear the final 2 tracks in part 2, me says. the Laurent Voulzy/Patchouli Brothers brothers segment is pretty crucial as well.

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Artist Song Release Label
Escort Ride Slide Escort Records
International Noise Orchestra Gimme Your Lovin Marching In Time 1 Emotional Rescue
Antonio Sorrentino ‘E Prumesse Napoli Segreta Volume 1 NG Records
Bella Vista Mister Wong (Disco Dub – Jura Soundsystem Extended Edit) Mr Wong Isle Of Jura Records
Laurent Voulzy Plus D’Un Milliard De Filles (DoctorSoul – Mais C’est Toujours La Même Re-Therapy) TSTD Edits 04 How Do You Are?
The Patchouli Brothers PFS Tugboat Edits Volume 13 Tugboat Edits
N-Gynn Turkish Delight Hamam House – 4 Hamam House
Tigerbalm Ello Koko (Original Mix) Ello Koko Leng
Joy Rider Don’t Play With My Heart Tired Of Phoney RCA Gmbh

Artist Song Release Label
A Certain Ratio ‎ Skipscada Do The Du Soul Jazz Records
The New Mastersounds, Sulene Fleming Turn This Thing Around Turn This Thing Around Mukatsuku Records
Peaches Mann Get In Rhythm With God’s Love Tone B Nimble ‎– Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 5 Rain&Shine
Serenity Don’t You Worry Tone B Nimble ‎– Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 6 Rain&Shine
Gayle Adams All The Way (Vibes4YourSoul “Tonights Ze Night” Rework) TSTD Edits 05 How Do You Are?
Soul Supreme Check the Rhime Check the Rhime Soul Supreme Records
Karun, FlexFab What’s The Harm Extra Muros : Kenya FLEE
King Sporty Safari (Lexx Discomix) Safari Emotional Rescue
Liz Damon’s Orient Express Woota (Feelin’ Good) Woota (Feelin’ Good) Aloha Got Soul
Umberto Lumber Between Those Sheets International Disco Mafia EP Fatty Fatty Phonographics
Odyssey Inside Out (Remix by Al Kent) Inside Out (Remix by Al Kent) Million Dollar Disco
Blue Magic Welcome to the Club Love Saves The Day 2 Reappearing Records