At Father's No. 1 in Tustin after the wonderful festivities at Mason Park, a capacity crowd watched fellow Woodbridge alums entertain us with a top-notch rock show. Richie Brooks, John Dumont, Tom Dumont, Tom Carr, Chip Frye, Brian Paulson, Chris Baum, SK Williams, and Tom Van Voorhis.
This was quite a cool show I did. August 29, 1988, I was doing the radio show solo, as my partner, Marian, couldn't make it. She was the Hessian and I was Mooshi Oofnick, my bastardization of the pronouncing of Oscar The Grouch's name in Hebrew, which I had read in one of the trade publications advertising a "Sesame Street In Israel" syndicated radio show. It was summertime and people at the radio station were scarce. I didn't mind doing the show alone because I had plans. Just the previous week at Jane's Addiction has released their major-label debut Nothing's Shocking. I had wanted to make a cassette copy of the album for my car, so what better idea than to play the whole album on my show while recording it. I had grown up on Uncle Joe Benson's Seventh Day, a show where he played seven complete albums on Sunday nights. I figured this was an important enough album to play the entire thing. My views on this album were quite prophetic, as in less than two years Lollapalooza became all the rage with its accompanying “alternative nation” (to use a hackneyed corporate expression in lieu of a better one). Yes, “alternative” music existed before this, but I feel this was the straw that broke the camel's back or the shot heard around the world as far as modernizing music.
So now, for your listening pleasure, here is the Chant Show of the Ever Circling Vinyl edition of Jane's Addiction's “Nothing's Shocking”. This was done on one 90 minute tape, so it's probably just a portion of the show, but I have left everything in... warts and all.
Twilight Zone moment: two days later I would be in the automobile accident that changed my life forever and this album was playing… the song that was on at the time was “Standing In the Shower… Thinking”. I talk about both the Meat Puppets show I was at and the Swamp Zombies interview I was to do on Sept. 1.
This is pretty cool. Years ago before the advent of CDs, there was a thing called cassette tapes. Frequent visitors may remember that I was a DJ at KUCI. Being a college radio station, I had access to a lot of stuff that wasn't in rotation elsewhere. I played a lot of the stuff on my shows… some of it becoming hugely popular in the following years. Back around 1990, or so, I didn't have any of this stuff on CD, so I took my dual cassette recorder and created a mix tape of some of the highlights and some of my favorite songs that I otherwise did not have access to. As I am currently going through my old tapes and digitizing, I digitized this one and it turned out pretty good. So, I thought it would share it. If you regularly come to this blog, you are guaranteed to enjoy this mix. If you are a “Larry fan”, you will love this mix. If you're a music snob… go elsewhere. Here's the track listing.
Peter Murphy - I've Got A Miniature Secret Camera Spacemen 3 - Ode To Street Hassle Replacements - I Will Dare U2 - Walk To The Water Pajama Slave Dancers - Jesus Skates KUCI Inquisition U2- Luminous Times Silver & Gold Saints - (I'm) Stranded Leaving Trains - Temporal Slut Balaam & The Angel - Running Out Of Time Green River - Porkfist Beatnigs - Burritos Malcom X Siouxsie & The Banshees - Catwalk Redd Kross - Annette's Got The Hits Velvet Underground - The Gift Gang Of Four - (Love Like) Anthrax Circle Jerks - Wild In the Streets Glorious - Breeders Doe - Breeders Happiness Is A Warm Gun Iggy Pop - 5' 1" Dead Milkmen - Ask Me To Dance Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas Gaye Bykers on Acid - Git Down Anthrax - I'm the Man Negativland - Michael Jackson
This is cool..and is included above, but I isolated it. Steve Rice, Kelley Sewell, and I made an ID (a spot "advertising" the ststion) and based it on monty Python's "Spanish Inquisition". this is the edited version, but there is a longer one somewhere..
Lisa Coleman's MusicLab on Luxuria Radio transcended traditional programming last Friday with a mix of music, poetry, and spoken word. The Chat room was a flurry with a lot of love and good vibes going around.
In hipster circles, it is just accepted fact that one of the classic albums of punk history is The Black Album by the Damned. Elder Statesman Henry Rollins, on his KCRW show, presented the album in its entirety with b-sides and information.
Here is a series of edited clips which combine to be the whole documentary included on the Music Without Fear DVD. I can be seen interspersed throughout the documentary. When I got there, I was about halfway through the line. I didn't have any laminate because I had purchased mine in Orange County. This was at the Sunset Strip Tower Records. An employee initially confronted me for not having a laminate, but then not only got one for me but brought me to the front of the line. I was first in to see them. I had my service dog, Hawk, with me. When they brought me in, all of the band got off the platform, except Ian. He was apparently "too cool" to come down and see me. The other guys were really cool. Matt, the drummer, was really into Hawk. He had a dog at home who could not go on tour with them. Unfortunately, Hawk did not visibly get in the shot, however you can see Matt petting him. There was a "secret show" at the Whiskey that night. You needed to get the special laminate though. I asked the band where I could get one, and they directed me to an assistant who got one for me. The show was really cool... but they went on way late. I had my friend watching Hawk while I went to the show, and so I had to get going. I saw about three songs. Then, I proceeded to get lost finding my friend (he was only a couple blocks away). All in all, a great experience. I am seen in Part 1 at 3:15, 3:57, and 5:48 and Part 2 at 2:18
Alright... I've been holding on to all my Jonesy's Jukeboxes and will set them free at appropriate times. This is an appropriate time for this one as Malcolm McLaren died last week. He had a rather contentious relationship with the band, as most managers do. Apparently a lot of money didn't go to the band but went to him. Of course, none of the band members would have a career without him. Also, a lot of people would not have a career without him (are you listening Green Day, Offspring, NOFX, etc., etc.?) Anyhow, in tribute to Malcolm, I present to you his very enlightening and entertaining interview with Jonesy. Also, I found a mashup credited to him which blends "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart".
The interview is not in full because they went over due to him coming in late. This was such an important interviewee, they let it run over. Well, I only had my computer set to record the regular time.
The Church played an amazing show last Friday, going backwards through their catalog. Yes they are well-known for their hit "Under the Milky Way", but any Church fan knows that they are so much more than that. Anyhow, I couldn't keep this great show to myself, so I recorded it and have it here for you to listen to.
ODEO is down, so for the time being, I have come up with this streaming solution. If there are ANY problems, E-MAIL me. I won't be able to contact you if you eave a comment here!
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Look out for their cover of Smashing Pumpkins "Disarm":
And just because I don't do things half-assed, I've even gone so far as to include the tour program. The Church Acoustic Tour 2010 Program - An Intimate Space If the program is too small, click on the magnifying glasses or click on the link to take you to my Scribd site. Or better yet, click "Fullscreen".
This is the complete package. All you're missing is the overpriced beer and the people sitting behind you talking about work or relationships at a volume louder than the music.
Long out of print, not available on DVD, hard to find on video (unless it's a bootleg), legendary, educational, and all-around one of the greatest documentaries of all time documenting the birth of a movement, I now present for you The Decline Of the Western Civilization.
This is extremely rare and I haven't been able to find it in full on the web. It is in bits and pieces on YouTube but for now the only place you'll see it is here.
I've been kind of lax in getting stuff up here, so for the sake of expediency I'll just put up two more rare tracks from Tom Troccoli and Henry Rollins. I looked at my visiting statistics and the last track I put up was very popular.
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About 13 years ago, we lost a great one. KSCA 101.9 went off the air. Over the next few posts, I will be streaming the "Live from the Music Hall" CDs. These are extremely rare. I have not seen anywhere else where you can hear these, but these are little slices of history that need to be shared.
1. (Bruce Cockburn) - Wondering Where the Lions Are
2. (Barenaked Ladies) - Alternative Girlfriend (version one)
As I am apt to do, and as you have come to expect, once again I am in possession of a rare gem you're just not going to find anywhere else. This one, in particular, was never released on any vinyl, cassette, 8-track... nothing. It is just some noodling in the studio between Henry Rollins and Tom Troccoli. And as has happened in the past, one person will hear it, and will share it with two people, and they'll tell two people, and someone will put up a link, and then everyone will get to hear this really cool track:
What? Couldn't get in to NAMM this year. Never fear. I bring you the sounds of NAMM:
Something I describe as: Ever been to Guitar Center? In one corner you've got "Freebird", in the other "Stairway To Heaven" and then in the middle is some guy screwing up the third note to "Smoke On The Water"...over, and over, and over again. Take a hundred Guitar Centers and put them in a huge multilevel building. Throw in a bunch of McDonald Playplaces, A couple bowling alleys. Remember in high school when they had band practice and the percussion would pound the drums ad infinitum?? Sprinkle about 50 high school band practices. And then the neighbor kid you have that's learning to play trumpet....yeah, about 80 kids. And maybe you have a daughter that is learning violin (like we did) and the next sound you hear after the thing that sounds like a cat orgy is the $500 violin crashing on a bedpost. Throw about 20 of those in. A couple bowling alleys. Put it all on an airplane runway. THAT is the NAMM experience.
Although, it is purely indescribable. Sit back and enjoy.
Music fans are well aware of the JBL and Schlitz sponsored tours, not to mention musical instrument endorsements and other such sponsorships, and the parodying of crass commercialism with their third album "The Who Sell Out", but how about these little heard radio commercials? One is Keith Moon whoring for the great taste of Great Shakes, and the United States Air Force nabbed Pete Townsend for a spot (Britannia may rule the waves, but I guess the USA rules the air).