Saturday, January 24, 2009


1975
WLYX, Memphis

Alex Chilton -
Femme Fatale
Oh Dana
Take Me Home and Make Me Like It
Jesus Christ
Death Cab For Cutie
Kizza Me
I Will Always Love You

10 comments:

ib said...

Ah, bless you, Mike! The only one I have from this set is "Oh Dana", I think...

Matt said...

This is swell... Much thanks! Having only listened to #1 Album and Radio Star - aside from a few singles/ demos/ etc. - this is a great treasure for me.

Death Cab For Cutie, huh? I never knew... Good name for a song. Not so good for a band.

Thanks again.

ib said...

While I don't necessarily subscribe to the view that this was Alex in the thick of an 'on air' breakdown, it is hard listening. It puts me in mind of the same kind of discomfort which accompanies listening to Syd at times. Never wholly awful in the sum of its parts, or even vicarious in a rubbernecking way.

Just... Odd and disconnected. Or too real.

WV= "ingly" as in T-ingly.

Matt said...

Definitely odd, ib... But I think it is still connected. To what? I have no idea...

ib said...

I hear you. On occasion the Ghosts inhabited the same space, with whatever umbilical cord that tethered it disappearing into a hole in the ground. Often, I thought it sounded great... and sometimes it sounded... dead.

I demand a campfire and flickering light for this tale!

Mike said...

All I know is that radio, and musicians, were far more interesting in 1975. As much as I love listening to acts on shows such as Morning Becomes Eclectic, it is all just orchestrated publicity. This Chilton set is not orchestrated publicity.

Re: DCFR, this from Wikipedia: Gibbard took the band name from the title of the song written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band in The Beatles' 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour.

ib said...

Oh, it's certainly "not orchestrated publicity", thank christ, and it is a great set.

Lots of stuff was more interesting in 1975, or is that just me being overbearingly nostalgic?

Anonymous said...

thanx for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

looks interesting but where's the download link?

Fordham Bennett said...

Anonymous, I feel your pain. Jeez, I hate these guys who take down links (for whatever reasons, good or bad) but leave the original posts up (...it's not like you had anything to say in your blog about the music!) And Google points us here forever after to rant and rave at the time wasted following fruitless searches.