Syntonic Research [00:33]
Environments: Totally New Concepts in Sound - Disc 8
Syntonic Research Inc. SD 66008 1974
Irv Teibel was the sound recordist and photographer behind the Environments series, and can be heard in Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven and Errol Morris' Gates of Heaven.
Sacred Bones Records SBR-179 2017
The trio of Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan, and Shane Stoneback. Excellent ep on marbled midnight blue vinyl. The flipsisde has a remix of this track by Anton Newcombe.
Peter Schilling [37:30]
"Major Tom (Coming Home)"
Error in the Sytem
Elektra 60265-1 1983
Variation on a theme by Bowie? This song made it to number 14 on the Hot 100 in 1983.
The Smithereens [42:32]
"Crazy Mixed Up Kid"
Especially for You
Enigma Records ST-73208 1986
This album was in heavy rotation for my freshman year of college and this song has been stuck in my brain ever since, in a good way. Oddly, it only made it to number 51 on the top 200.
Doc Watson [44:35]
"Froggy Went A-Courtin'"
The Essential Doc Watson
Vanguard VMS 73108 1973
A fine compilation of Doc's early Vanguard recordings. Poor Froggy.
Barry Manilow [48:39]
"Can't Smile without You"
Arista AB 4164 1978
Wait a minute... there's a Carpenters version of this song?! And it was the b-side to "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"?!??!!??!
Music behind the DJ: "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" by Auckland Symphony Orchestra