07-28-11 KCRW BROADCAST #125 07-30-11

Fanatics! We have put together a stellar play list for you to check out tonight.

It took me a long time to like the Back In The USA album by the MC5. It wasn’t that the songs weren’t great, they are, it was always the production that bugged me. I wished they could have had the sound of their third album, High Time on this one. Producer Jon Landau effectively neutered the songs in the studio. Perhaps he was attempting to get the band on the radio? I don’t know. Great songs laid low by sterile production. Listen around it.

New in our line up is Au Ras Au Ras, a band headed up by Tess Brunet, who you may know from the We Are Night Sky album by Deadboy and the Elephantmen. Here’s a video, slightly dated but well done, that will give you some insight into what she’s up to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1028425469/debut-lp-stochasticity-from-au-ras-au-ras.

I got a lot of letters about the Tinariwen record, Fanatics wanted to hear more of it, so of course, we put another song into the play list.

If you notice way down the list, we re-visit the Sway Machinery record, I am…

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07-21-11 KCRW BROADCAST #124   07-23-11

Fanatics! Another week, another great show lined up for you! I am listening down to the songs at this moment and it’s going to be an excellent night of jams.

I wanted to make a show that rocked out but had some quiet dynamics. I am really liking this album by Procedure Club called Doomed Forever. I have been playing it all week and so I thought it would be good to bring in a track to play for you. We have not checked in with the Eddy Current Suppression Ring in a long time, so I figured we had better take care of that. A nice Zappa / Beefheart combination happens soon afterwards.

If you check tracks 13 and 14, you will see that we have a little call and response going on with the song titles. Wait until you hear this great acapella track by the Volumes, might be my favorite track from the entire night. It’s great to play Jeremy’s remix of I Put A Spell On You. I am usually not all that interested in remixes but this one is really cool.

Also, we are putting a new Horrors track into the mix…

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07-15-11 KCRW BROADCAST #123   07-16-11

Fanatics! What a show we have for you tonight! All you need to do is look down the list and it’s all good all the way the way through.

If you look a ways down this stellar gathering of great tunes and you will see two Boris tunes with the same title. Not a typo! There are two different versions of this album. I took both versions of the song Statement and put them into our set because they are so different from each other, I thought you would dig hearing them both. It’s not the first time we have played two Boris songs in our set.

Re-issue Dept.: The Gun Club’s last album, Lucky Jim has been re-issued on LP by Bang Records. This is a great album and previously, extremely hard to find on vinyl. It sounds great. We play a track from the album tonight to hopefully whet your appetite.

Passing On Dept.: As many of you Fanatics know, sadly, ex- Motörhead guitarist Würzel passed away on July 9th. He was in the band many years ago but is on quite a few of the band’s albums. I met him a few years ago,…

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