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"Season 3, Episode 8" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E08 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter B, Part 3
Boston Spaceships “Go for the Exit” Brown Submarine Guide by Voices Inc GBVI-3 A fine start from this Pollard project.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet “Bossa Nova USA” Bossa Nova USA Columbia Records CS 8798 Far be it from Brubeck to ignore a trend.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet “Besame Mucho” Bravo! Brubeck! Columbia Records CL 2695 Mucho muchachos.
Aidan Baker - Andrea Belfi - Erik Skodvin “Plants” Brick Mask Miashmah Recordings MIALP022 A really wonderful ambient outing from one of my favorite musicians, Aidan Baker.
Lord Buckley “Let It Down” Blowing His Mind (and yours, too) Fontana Records TL 5396 Yeah, I don’t know either.
Buffalo Springfield “For What It’s Worth” The Best of Buffalo Springfield: Retrospective Atco Records SD-33-283 If I’ve got to pick one Buffalo Springfield song, we’ll I just did.
Burt Bacharach “On a Bicycle Built for Two” Original Score Composed and Conducted by Burt Bacharach from the 20th Century-Fox Productuin Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid A&M Records SP 4227 Indeed, it’s a subtle variation on “Raindrops…”.
Glen Campbell “Together Again” Burning Bridges (and other country favorites) Capitol Records T 2679 File under easy listening. Glen does a decent enough job with Ol’ Buck, could use some more guitar though.
John Coltrane Quartet “What’s New” Ballads Impulse! Records A-32 New then, classic now.
The Contortions “Design to Kill” Buy Ze Records ILPS 7002 No wave, no doubt.
Bill Cosby “Babies” The Best of Bill Cosby Warner Bros - Seven Arts Records WS 1798 Master of microphone use.
Dead in the Dirt “Suffer” The Blind Hole Southern Lord Records LORD176 As intense as it is brief.
Deerhoof “We Do Parties” Breakup Songs Polyvinyl Records PRC-244 Love this distorto live version at the 3m30s mark: https://vimeo.com/90526021
Guided by Voices “Echos Myron” Bee Thousand Scat Records SCAT 35 It was a toss up between this and “Hot Freaks”. Also, transparent blue vinyl.
Merle Haggard “Silver Wings” The Best of the Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Records ST 511082 So good. John Doe does a wonderfully voiced version of this as well: http://youtu.be/KdnZlifjT6Q
Isaac Hayes “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” The Best of Isaac Hayes Enterprise Records ENS-7510 Epicly epic soul.
"Season 3, Episode 7" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E07 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter B, Part 2
Syd Barrett “Dominoes” Barrett Capitol Records SABB 11314 Just in case you’re a fan of Robyn Hitchcock, check out this great rendition of ‘Dominoes’: http://youtu.be/RPuwdpJCuLc
The Beach Boys “Wendy” The Best of the Beach Boys Capitol Records ST 2545 I had a crush on a woman named Wendy when I was a gallery intern, many moons ago.
The Beach Boys “Help Me, Rhonda” Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2 Capitol Records DT-502706 My first crush on a real live human female (as opposed to, say, Kristy McNichol or Chrissie Hynde) was a girl named Rhonda in my 6th grade class. True story.
Ruebèn Blades “Tu Carino/Carmen’s Theme” Beat Street Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Volume 1 Atlantic Records 80154-1 Indeed, this soundtrack encompasses many aspects of living in a multicultural city (as opposed to, say, Des Moines).
The Beatles “I’m Loser” Beatles ‘65 Capitol Records T 2228 Everytime I hear this song, I just love it that much more.
The Beatles “You Like Me Too Much” Beatles VI Capitol Records T 2358 Gotta have a George song in there, of course.
The Beatles “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” The Beatles Apple Records SWBO 101 So true.
The Beau Brummels “Laugh Laugh” The Best of the Beau Brummels Rhino Records RNLP 101 Coincidentally, a band that probably would not sound the way they do without the Beatles.
Be Bop Deluxe “Maid in Heaven” The Best of Be Bop Deluxe Harvest Record SKBO-11870 Oh man. Probably on of my top 5 pop songs ever. And check this out: http://youtu.be/P99KwIZlsVY
Belle & Sebastian “Sleep the Clock Around” The Boy with the Arab Strap Matador Records OLE 311 How I do hope to sleep the clock around tonight and tomorrow and possibly the next day.
George Benson “Six to Four” Breezin’ Warner Bros Records Yeah man, that is how you solo on a Mini Moog.
Ohio Express “Yummy Yummy Yummy” The Best of Buddah Buddah Records BDS 5000 All day, everyday.
Bikini Kill “Double Dare Ya” Bikini Kill Kill Rock Stars KRS-204 If you haven’t seen The Punk Singer, you should.
Björk “Big Time Sensuality (Fluke Minimix)” Big Time Sensuality Elektra Records 0-66244 So, Mini Big Time for those of you playing at home.
The Blues Brothers “Rubber Biscuit” Briefcase Full of Blues Atlantic Records SD 19217 Speaking of 6th grade.
Bongwater “Free Love Messes Up My Life” The Big Sell-Out Shimmy Disc Records 050 I wouldn’t know. Or would I?
Boston “Rock & Roll Band” Boston Epic Records 34188 No really, I truly am sorry. But it’s right there, in my record collection. I am compelled to.
"Season 3, Episode 6" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E06 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter B, Part 1
AC/DC “Have a Drink on Me” Back in Black Atlantic Records 16018 Cheers to that.
Cannonball Adderley “Broadway at Basin Street” Beginnings Mercury Records EMS-2-404 An interesting intersection.
Alvarius B “Dirty Angels” Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset Abduction Records Yes, Morricone’s ‘Vergogna Schifosi’ by Sun City Girl Alan Bishop.
The Andrews Sisters “Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar” By Popular Demand Decca Records DL 8360 A musical method of masochism?
Ash Borer “Dirge” Bloodlands Gilead Media RELIC 47 Yeah. Arcata’s own.
Audacity “Onomatopoeia” Butter Knife Suicide Squeeze Records S-122 Kerpow!
Burt Bacharach “Alfie” Reach Out A&M Records SP 3501 Surprise! The record inside the sleeve is a totally different Burt Bacharach album.
aidan baker “radar been mend ok” broken & remade revolvermann records RMR004 A fine exporation from one of my favorite musicians.
Chorus “Little April Showers” Bambi: A Story with Songs Disneyland Records ST 3903 California is going to need a lot more that little April showers.
Terry Baxter & his Orchestra “Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) The Best of ‘70 Columbia Records XSM 153100 That certainly is funky.
The B-52’s “Dance This Mess Around” The B-52’s Warner Bros Records BSK 3355 WHY DON’T YOU DANCE WITH ME?!
"Season 3, Episode 5" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E05 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter A, Part 2
Judy Garland “San Francisco” At Carnegie Hall Capitol Records WBO 1569 Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s a little town south of here.
Stan Getz “Time After Time” Award Winner Verve Records MG V-8296 And in what time signature?
Benny Goodman “Stompin’ At The Savoy” All-Time Greatest Hits Columbia KG 31547 A fine rendition.
Gravy Train!!!! “Darque Tan” Are You Wigglin? Kill Rock Stars KRS414 I meant to record “Hump Lites” but the darn label was reversed. Ah well, still fun.
Hammers of Misfortune “The August Engine” The August Engine Tumult Records Fine Bay Area metal.
Monty Python “Intro” The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail Arists Records AB-4050 Yes, you read that correctly.
Alison Moyet “Invisible” Alf Columbia Records BFC 39956 Pretty decent single, although suffers from that 80s phenomenon of ‘repeat the chorus for an extra minute because more is better, right?’.
Willie Nelson “Whiter Shade of Pale” Always on My Mind Columbia Records FC 37951 OMG, so painful. Why Willie, why?
Nilsson “One” Aerial Ballet RCA Victor LSP-3956RE
The Partridge Family “I Think I Love You” At Home with Their Greatest Hits Bell Records BELL 1107 Ah, this just makes me happy. I guess their theme song worked on me.
Pink Floyd “Fat Old Sun” Atom Heart Mother Harvest Records SKAO-382 Nice little Gilmour number.
Elvis Presley “Introduction/That’s All Right” As Recorded at Madison Square Garden RCA Victor LSP-4776 Elvis has left the building. Oh no wait, there he is.
Silver Jews “Random Rules” American Water Drag City Records DC149
Nina Simone “Exactly Like You” At Town Hall Colpix Records CP 409 Landmark recording.
"Season 3, Episode 4" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E04 A New Sense of Purpose: Albums that begin with the letter A, Part 1
Abba “Money Money Money” Arrival Atlantic Records SD 19115 Oh hey, speaking of money, how about becoming a member of KWTF? http://kwtf.net/support/online
America “Riverside” America Warner Bros Records 2576 Oh hi 1970s.
Hermes Nye “Bonnie & Clyde” American Folk Music Project Records Probably not the Bonnie & Clyde song you were thinking of.
Asia “Only Time Will Tell” Asia Geffen Records Sure is a whole lotta something for a whole lotta nothing.
Be-Bop Deluxe “Jet Silver and The Dolls of Venus” Axe Victim Harvest Records SM-11689 It’s not “Maid in Heaven” but then what is?
Dave Brubeck Quartet “I’m in a Dancing Mood” At Newport Columbia Records CL 932
Jimmy Buffett “Dallas” A1A ABC Dunhill Records DSD-50183 Not the Dallas song I was thinking of.
Johnny Cash “Jackson” At Folsom Prison Columbia Records CS 9639 Johnny only has eyes for June.
Ray Charles “Hot Rod” At Newport Atlantic Records 1289 Ray plays a mean alto sax.
Cheap Trick “Come On Come On” At Budokan Epic Records FE 35795 That album. Heckuva song.
Comets on Fire “Holy Teeth” Avatar Sub Pop Records 704 Psyche.
The Decemberists “I’m Sticking With You” Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series, Vol 2 Jealous Butcher Records Not VU, but not bad. Pretty fun, in fact.
Deerhoof “Panda Panda Panda” Apple O’ Menlo Park Recordings MPK 7026 The perfect Deerhoof affinity litmus test.
Duke Ellington, His Piano & His Orchestra “Satan Takes a Holiday” At the Bal Masque Columbia CS 8098 And what a holiday it is.
Brian Eno “St. Elmo’s Fire” Another Green World Polydor Records 2302 069
Pete Fontaine and his Jazz Group “Mack the Knife” At the Bateau Lounge Coral Records CRL 757314 Yup, Lawrence Welk’s sax man.
"Season 3, Episode 3" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E03 A New Season, A Fresh Lack of Purpose: What The Heck, A Whole Album.
But it’s a really good one! And highly influential on the development of my musical tastes.Goofy GreatsK-tel NU 9030
The Royal Guardsmen “Snoopy vs the Red Baron” 1966 Oh man, who doesn’t love fake German?
Brian Hyland “Itsy-bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” 1960 I presume if this were written today, it would take place in a water park.
The Newbeats “Bread and Butter” 1964 Definitely not paleo. Well, partially not paleo.
The Fendermen “Mule Skinner Blues” 1960 If you’re interested, you should check out Dolly Parton’s version of this.
Bobby Day “Rockin’ Robin” 1957 Tweet tweet.
The Hollywood Argyles “Alley-Oop” 1960 I know what you’re thinking. Kim Fowley probably had something to do with this. You are correct!
Johnny Thunder “Loop de loop” 1963 Can’t say this is my favorite dance number.
Ohio Express “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” 1968 Yes! So good. So bubblegum-y.
George Baker Selection “Little Green Bag” 1970 Some kooky fellas.
The Tokens “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” 1961 I have to admit I have some mixed emotions about this song.
The Trashmen “Surfin’ Bird” 1963 Pretty much nothing better.
Ohio Express “Chewy, Chewy” 1968 Well? How esle would you follow up “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy”?
Ray Stevens “Ahab the Arab” 1962 Eesh. Defintely cringe-worthy in the cold hard light of day.
Shirley Ellis “The Name Game” 1964 What’ not to love? Unless your name is Chuck.
The Lemon Pipers “Green Tambourine” 1967 Psychedic bubblegum. I guess that would make it Fruit Stripe?
1910 Fruitgum Co. “Simon Says” 1968 Simon says rock out.
Peiro Umiliani “Mah-na-mah-na” 1968 Pretty much nothing better, either.
Bill Haley & His Comets “See You Later, Alligator” 1965 After a while, crocodile.
The Playmates “Beep, Beep” 1958 That is some build up.
Jewel Akens “The Birds and The Bees” 1965 I am still trying to figure that stuff out. What goes where now?
Lovin’ Spoonful “Nashville Cats” 1966 Someday I’ll learn Nashville numbers.
Larry Williams “Bony Moronie” 1957 There’s a pretty good by Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels out there too.
1910 Fruitgum Co. “1-2-3, Redlight” 1968 So many games.
"Season 3, Episode 2" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E02 A New Season, A Fresh Lack of Purpose: Eh… Everyone Likes the Early Eighties, Right?
Lou Reed 4/80 “Power of Positive Drinking” Cheers to that.
Pat Benatar 9/15/80 “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Kerpow.
Dolly Parton 11/80 “9 to 5” It’s not “Here You Come Again” but then again, what is?
Queen 11/24/80 “Flash’s Theme” Elektra E-47092 Savior of the Universe.
DEVO 8/26/81 “Jerkin Back n Forth” Totally.
Joan Jett 1/20/82 “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” Evidently, she still does.
Gogos 6/26/82 “Vacation” It’s not “How Much More” but then again, what is?
Bow Wow Wow 7/82 “Cowboy” Yes ma’am.’
Kevin Rowland & Dexy’s Midnight Runners 8/82 “Jackie Wilson Said” It’s not Van Morrison, but then again, what is?
Frank Zappa “Valley Girl” I am SO sure.
Stray Cats 9/14/82 “Rock This Town” Nice Lon Guyland boys.
Adam Ant 10/82 “Goody Two Shoes” Epic Records 34-03367 It’s not “Ant Music”, but whaddya gonna do?
English Beat 1982 “Save It for Later” I will forever save this for later.
Talking Heads 5/31/83 “Burning Down the House” Check out the Letterman performance of this song from the same era.
Madonna 9/8/83 “Lucky Star” It’s no “Into the Groove” but then again, what is?
Tracey Ullman 9/9/83 “They Don’t Know About Us” The more I hear this song, the more I love it.
Husker Du 10/83 “Eight Miles High” One of my favorite singles from my dark drunken days at Downtown Beirut.
Beat Happening 1985 “Foggy Eyes” So simple, so good.
"Season 3, Episode 1" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic S03E01 A New Season, A Fresh Lack of Purpose: Um… Girl Groups and Garage Rock, I Guess?
The Crystals “Then He Kissed Me” This will forever put me into mind of the brilliant Copacabana steadicam scene from Goodfellas.
The Marvelettes “Please Mr Postman” Or Postwoman.
Raindrops “The Kind of Boy You Can’t Forget” Wait, which kind of boy?
Earl-Jean McCree “I’m Into Something Good” The Original Flavor
Supremes “Be My Baby” The Original Teenage Opera
Orlons “Don’t Hang Up” I suppose today it would be “Don’t Unfollow”.
Claudine Clark “Party Lights” Composed by Ms. Clark as well.
Dee Dee Sharp “Mashed Potato Time” My second favorite dance!
Them “Gloria” Collectables 4238AB Canonical.
Shadows of Knight “Oh Yeah” Dunwich Records 45-122 No really, everything’s gonna be all right.
The Strangeloves “Night Time” Bang Records W-10049 My favorite time.
Syndicate of Sound “Little Girl” Bell Records 640 Sorry for the mediocre sound quality, but it’s such a killer song.
Spencer Davis Group “I’m a Man” I’ll take your word for it.
The Yardbirds “I’m a Man” No really, I’ll take your word for it.
The Troggs “Can’t Control Myself” The more I hear this song, the more I love it.
The Standells “Riot on the Sunset Strip” Damned long hairs.
"A Few of My Favorite Things" - KWTF - Vinyl-O-Matic
Vinyl-O-Matic 2013 Favorites or The Inevitable Year-End List of My Vinyl Predilections
Audacity “Hole in the Sky” Butter Knife Suicide Squeeze Records S-122 Obviously the single, but still it’s the first track that jumped out at me on this record.
Dead in the Dirt “Suffer” The Blind Hole Southern Lord Records LORD 176 A mere taste of pummeling goodness from 24 minutes of grindcore excellence that is The Blind Hole.
The Dirtbombs “Hey! Cookie” Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! In The Red Records ITR 248 Mick Collins & co continue to amaze with this album of bubblegum pop delights.
The Fresh & Onlys “God of Suez” Soothsayer Mexican Summer Records MEX170 A fine, if brief, follow-up to Long Slow Dance.
King Tuff “Sun Medallion” Was Dead Burger Records BRGR106 Old recording, delicious new vinyl!
La Luz “Pink Slime” It’s Alive Hardly Art Records HAR 076 These ladies from the Northwest definitely know what their doing.
Lumbar “Day One” The First & Last Days of Unwelcome Southern Lord Records LORD186 And this is just the first day!
Stephen Malkmus and Friends “Vitamin C” Can’s Ege Bamyasi Matador Records OLE 1030-1 I’m a Can fan. You’re a Can fan. Of course Stephen Malkmus is a Can fan.
The Memories “En Español” Love is the Law Burger Records BRGR301 Just an all around fun album.
Wymond Miles “Why Are You Afraid?” Cut Yourself Free Sacred Bones Records SBR-106 Great stuff from the Fresh & Only’s master of atmosphere.
Nadja + Vampillia “Avalanche” The Perfect World Imprec 385 I will admit I was unfamiliar with Vampillia before I got this record, but I like what I hear.
The New Trust “Obsidian” Keep Dreaming Discos Huelga HUEL 018 More great stuff from this trio.
Nobunny “My Blank Space” Secret Songs Goner Records 85GONE More bubbledumb for the leporine pop master.
Shannon & the Clams “The Rabbit’s Nose” Dreams in the Rat House Hardly Art Records HAR-069 Shannon and the gentlemen continue to bring the musical majesty.
Thee Oh Sees “I Come From the Mountain” Floating Coffin Castle Face Records CF 018 Damn fine track from one of the damnedest finest live rock and roll acts ever.
VHOL “Plastic Shaman” VHOL Gilead Media RELIC52Super group? Super awesome!
Chelsea Wolfe “Destruction Makes the World Burn Brighter” Pain Is Beauty Sargent House Records SH106 Sigh. So good, of course.
Due to the time limits of this program, I will have to provide A Most Honourable Mention to Batillus Concrete Sustain, Best Coast Fade Away, Mikael Cronin MCII, Deafheaven Sunbather, I†† Vitriol, Haxan Cloak Excavation, Hunx & His Punx Street Punk, Pelican Forever Becoming, Red Fang Whales and Leeches, and SISU Light Eyes.