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..