Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Le Baron: Le Sifflet Du Baron

Thanks to the irrepressible kava chim for this. Was this the theme song to something, and if so, what?

For more from the Baron under a different alias, see here.

Cluster und Eno: Ho Renomo [1977]

Recorded June 1977 at Conny Plank's Studio in Germany.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Margaret Price: "Ach, ich fühl's" (from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte)

original air date: 12/24/06

Silvery sounds here from the Staatskapelle Dresden directed by Sir Colin Davis, with Dame Margaret Price (soprano). Available on this.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

September 7, 2001
New York City

The Spin Doctors:
What Time Is It?
Bags of Dirt
How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me)
Band Introductions
Off My Line
Freeway of the Plains
Lady Kerosene
In Memory of Bobby Sheehan
Hungry Hamed's
Jimmy Olsen's Blues
Wetlands Banter
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
Refrigerator Car
Shinbone Alley / Hard To Exist
Big Fat Funky Booty
40 or 50
Cleopatra's Cat
Call Out To A Prophet
Yo Mama's A Pajama
Two Princes
Sweet Widow
Pre-Encore Chatter
Yo Baby
At This Hour
"Anybody Remember?"
More Than She Knows
End Show

Friday, September 26, 2008

The King Cole Trio: Nature Boy

Composed and hand-delivered to King Cole by the enigmatic eden ahbez (pictured above with his family).

The Grateful Dead:
Help On The Way / Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Soft Rocks: Black Magic

I wanted to do my own rip of this but my turntables have developed a strange malady (random slight skips every couple of minutes... is that a "calibration" problem? Anyone??). So enjoy this rip for now, courtesy of 20JFG, and stay tuned for the official AD rip after I fix these fucking turntables.

I guess this is a re-edit? Any info on the source material would be greatly appeciated.

By the way, there's an Internet rumour going around that the vocalist here is Stevie Nicks. Beyond the fact that this is a Caucasian woman singing about witchcraft, I hear no resemblance.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Cars: Double Life

Cross Country: Just A Thought

Written and sung by Mitch Margo; also featuring Jay Siegel and Phil Margo (all formerly of The Tokens). From their self-titled LP.

So autumnal.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Arthur Somerset & The Turkeys Of Sloane: O.K. Yah! (Henry's Song)

This is a Tedward joint. Something in the lyrics resonated with me.

We must get with it, relax and really live it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Beatles: Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias

A snapshot of what the lads were up to one afternoon forty Septembers ago. Is that J.L. on wacky percussion? You do the math.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bob Dylan: In the Summertime

Say goodbye to Summer, kids.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

December 31, 1979
The Palladium
New York City

The Ramones:
Blitzkrieg Bop / Teenage Lobotomy
Rockaway Beach
I Don't Want You / Go Mental / Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment / I Wanna Be Sedated / I Just Wanna Have Something To Do
She's The One / This Isn't Havana / I'm Against It
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker / Havana Affair / Commando
Needles and Pins / I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Surfin' Bird
Cretin Hop / All the Way / Judy is a Punk / California Sun / I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You / Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World / Pinhead
Do You Wanna Dance? / Suzy Is A Headbanger / Let's Dance
Chinese Rock / Beat On The Brat / We're A Happy Family
Bad Brain / I Wanted Everything

While searching for a photo for this post I discovered this amazing blog. A few hours disappeared reading it and following its many links. Even if you don't care for today's live post, RealCoolTime's blog is worth a read.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Small Faces: Itchycoo Park (Marriott, Lane)

Our younger readers are hereby encouraged to miss out school today, go to the park, and jam out to this. According to Wiki, the first British record with flange!

Aural Exciters: Spooks In Space

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rosebud: Main Theme "More" (Waters/Wright/Mason/Gilmour)

Guitarist Claude Engel is en fuego throughout.

The Band: Tears of Rage (Alternate Take)

Just had the privilege of seeing Levon Helm in Charlottesville. They played this, with vocals by the guitarist who bore a resemblance to Elvis Costello. What a song to begin an album.

Jimi Hendrix: Nine To The Universe

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ffolks: Just a little reminder that we're still putting together these shows for Viva Radio every week. This week's webisode drops at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5) today, and archived shows can be streamed at will.


Serge Gainsbourg: Requiem Pour Un Con

As heard in the film Le Pacha. Available on this compilation. Rhythmic tension through the roof.


The Idle Race: Morning Sunshine [1968]

Jeff Lynne pre-fro ELO.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jean-Luc Ponty: Far From The Beaten Paths

From the album Individual Choice; inspired by the redoubtable Two For Tennis show.

Featuring J.L. Ponty on all synthesizers and violin.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Joe Jackson - Fools In Love [1979]

Eddie Kendricks: Keep On Truckin' (extended)

original air date: 12/11/06

Ahhhhhhh..... gotta love it when the drummer switches to ride cymbal at the 5:05 mark.

Available on this.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Not exactly 1973, but I thought this tour in support of Heathen was excellent.

October 20, 2002
The Beacon Theater
New York City

David Bowie:
Breaking Glass
Ashes to Ashes
Slip Away
China Girl
5:15 The Angels Have Come
Absolute Beginners
Waiting For You
Be My Wife
Sound and Vision
Rebel Rebel
I'm Afraid of Americans
Life on Mars
White Light / White Heat
Let's Dance
Ziggy Stardust

Sunday, September 07, 2008

This space is officially back next Monday. Two weekends remaining of this live stuff.

June 4, 1982
The Ritz
New York City

Tom Verlaine:
There's a Reason
Souvenir for a Dream
Coming Apart
Kingdom Come
True Story
Clear it Away
Breakin' in My Heart
A Future in Noise
Marquee Moon
Days on the Mountain
Glory (incomplete)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Dudes: I'm still getting my space together here. Back on Monday 9/15. Cheers, Emmett