A New Year’s Eve Celebration!

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A New Year’s Eve Celebration!
(Featuring audio recordings that celebrate, question, consider, and move on toward the impending new year.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2011/12/31/765

Broadcasting on a holiday is always a bit of a strange affair.  Most everyone else is enjoying themselves, while you’re actually working.  There is a certain kind of loneliness that sets in under those kinds of circumstances.  While is why for New Year’s Eve, I decided to throw a party.

Aided by a few recordings that offer insight into this unusual holiday, I mix up a batch of songs about looking forward, onward, and into the future that is rapidly approaching.  The cool thing about this show is that you could play it just before Midnight.  If you start it about five minutes after 10 PM, it should time out just right.

Either way, I had a lot of fun assembling this one, and I hope you enjoy listening to it.  This is our last broadcast in 2011.  On to new and different things in 2012.

See you in a year and seven.

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A New Year’s Eve Celebration!

01.) New Year’s Countdown * HeWhoIsiam * Times Square, 2008 * Youtube.com
02.) Forward Into The Past * Tit Wrench * Temporarily Committed For Life EP
03.) The New Pomp and Circumstance * Lamborghini * Major Vampire * Battlesnakes.com
04.) Push To The Front * The-Front * Riot Agents * Self-Released
05.) Forward To Death * Dead Kennedys * Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables * Alternative Tentacles
06.) Look Ahead * Senseless Apocalypse * Japanese Assault (2003)
07.) Look Ahead * Gloom * Fuck The System (1991)
08.) Whilst You’re Ahead * Unwound * Demo Tape * Self-Released
09.) New Direction * The Black Lips * Arabia Mountain

10.) Origin of New Years Is Pagan 1 * Megan * Hot Facts Girls * Youtube.com
11.) Time For Livin’ * The Beastie Boys * Check Your Head
12.) What Are You Doing New Years Eve? * Unknown * Black Christmas
13.) Theme From Two Steps Onward (Demo) * R.E.M. * And I Feel Fine: The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 * I.R.S. Records
14.) Frontier * Denizens * Messthetics Vol. 8 * Hyped To Death Records
15.) Kings Of The Wild Frontier * Adam And The Ants * Kings Of The Wild Frontier

16.) Origin of New Years Is Pagan 2 * Megan * Hot Facts Girls * Youtube.com
17.) Full Stop Ahead * Johnny & The Velvetones * History Of Northwest Rock (Vol. 1)
18.) Klingon Advance * The Vulcan Freedom Fighters * Stardate Unknown
19.) Go Ahead * Wire * Chairs Missing
20.) Frontwards * Pavement * Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe
21.) New Flava * 69 A Go-Go * “New Flava” b/w “Fag Hag” * With An X Records
22.) Retired Woman Starts New Career In Monkey Fashions * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo * Strange But True
23.) New Interns Watusi * Earl Hagan and the Interns * The Purple Knif Show
24.) High Pitch Polytone * The Conet Project * The Conet Project

25.) Origin of New Years Is Pagan 2 * Megan * Hot Facts Girls * Youtube.com
26.) New Prospect * A special group of the Sacred Harp Singers * Southern Journey, Vol. 9: Harp Of a Thousand Strings
27.) It’s a Beautiful World * Devo * E-Z Listening Disc
28.) The Curious Advance * Antediluvian Rocking Horse * Music For The Odd Occasion
29.) 2012 And Countless * Hella * There’s No 666 In Outer Space
30.) Zooing Forward * Oliver Squash * 30 Piece * Self-Released
31.) In the Year 2,000!!! * Lucia Pamela * Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela * Arf! Arf! Records

32.) Truth About New Years Day 1 * MorningSun29 * Janus, Dionysus, Cronos-Grim Reaper, Pagan Gods * Youtube.com
33.) New Way * Men’s Recovery Project * Resist The New Way
34.) Onward * Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra * Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways
35.) New Wilderness * Static Films * A New Soul’s Bene / Diction * Self-Released
36.) On and On * Dead Moon * Dead Ahead * Tombstone Records
37.) New Race * Radio Birdman * The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978)

38.) Truth About New Years Day 2 * MorningSun29 * Janus, Dionysus, Cronos-Grim Reaper, Pagan Gods * Youtube.com
39.) One Step Ahead * Jandek * Living In A Moon So Blue * Corwood Industries
40.) Forever Again * The Prids * Until The World Is Beautiful
41.) New Dawn Fades * Joy Division * Unknown Pleasures * Factory Records
42.) Yet Onward We Marched * Joy Wants Eternity * You Who Pretend To Sleep
43.) New Year’s Countdown * HeWhoIsiam * Times Square, 2008 * Youtube.com
44.) New Year’s Eve * Tom Waits * Bad As Me
45.) The Dust Blows Forward ‘n The Dust Blows Back * Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band * Trout Mask Replica

Back For Christmas

Santa LorreBack For Christmas
(Detective Dexter Roland presents a classic episode of Suspense from 23 December 1943, with Peter Lorre in the lead roll! Originally podcast on 24 December 2011.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/12/15/back-for-christmas

Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator, was about to head home to Max’s Bar, for a few Christmas Eve cocktails to celebrate the holiday properly.  Little did he know that Peter Lorre was going to drop by, to deliver a tale that is perfect for the holiday season.  From the Old Time Radio radio archives, we bring you Back For Christmas, a tale well calculated to keep you in… Supense!

This podcast-only show features a perfect marriage: moody, holiday-ish music with a creepy tale with a last minute turn that is perfect for this kind of medium.  Bartók has always had a bit of a spooky feel to him anyway, and his renditions of Roumanian Christmas Carols seemed all to appropriate to complement Peter Lorre’s European-is accent.  While I can’t exactly claim that Moonbell fits exactly right, I feel as if the “White Light” being sung about could be seen as a metaphor for what the main character may be thinking at that point in the story.    And Dexter Roland tying it all together?  Well, let’s just say it had been a while, and our guest Peter Lorre inspired his return.

Not much else to say about this one.  If all goes well, there should be  a good New Year’s show coming up this weekend.  And stay tuned for big things in January.  2012 will be interesting.

See you in seven.

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Back For Christmas
# Title * Artist * Album * Further Info
01.) Back For Christmas * Suspense Cast * 23 December 1943 * CBS Radio
02.) Roumanian Christmas carols Sz. 57 * Béla Bartók (Performed by György Sàndor) * Complete Solo Piano Music
03.) Winter Snow * Booker T & The MGs * The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959 – 1968 * Stax Records
04.) White Light * Moonbell * Figurine EP * Self-Released
05.) Listen, The Snow Is Falling * Galaxie 500 * This Is Our Music * Rough Trade

What’s This Called?: 24 December 2011: White Noise Christmas

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Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2011/12/24/whats-this-called-24-december-2011-white-noise-christmas

White NOISE XMAS!

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Space Blue Sausage Infant Flight of the Solstice Queens
Mater Suspiriorum & Vulnera Cordis Imbolc MWT NTR KWH KVA
bitemporal electrode Trepan Vent intracranial pressure
Cinise KK Null Cinise
New Vietnam Blues Nipple Creek Can’t/Nipple Creek
Eurodisney kaspar hauser Caves
Trees kaspar hauser Caves
el elektrofuk Ripit Waste Coast
el elektrofuk Ripit Waste Coast
Introduction/Manipulation Aluminum Noise Manipulation
Pristine Aluminum Noise Manipulation
Track 1 Democri$y Democri$y
09 Tim Koh, John Wiese, & Yasutoshi Yoshida Frankenstein and Dracula Girls Tokyo Headlock
Kloof Volvox a small mistake has crept in
Track 1 Keiji Haino The Sad Face
yesterday’s favorite Permanent Death Permanent Death/Mangenerated/JAN AG
fru Pulse Emitter pulse emitter
untitled Mangenerated Permanent Death/Mangenerated/JAN AG
Forming Mouths, Grafting Words City of Habits Thrum Thrush Thrust
Thrum Thrush Thrust City of Habits Thrum Thrush Thrust
Error Supply Cock ESP featuring Crank Sturgeon Greatest Dicks 3
On the Road to Rehab Cock ESP featuring Prairiepusher Greatest Dicks 3
200 MPH In The Liquor Store Checkout Lane Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Freaky Concussions Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
First Band at the Bar Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Goin’ 4 Broke Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Noise Communes Work In Theory, But Not In Practice Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Good One Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Long Gone Before Soundcheck Cock ESP featuring Crank Sturgeon Greatest Dicks 3
Yankin’ the Power Chord Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Outside the Great Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Bitchiness as Usual Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Smash ‘Em, Crash ‘Em Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Song for the Asskicking Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Shut Up Sometimes Cock ESP featuring Eugenics Council Greatest Dicks 3
Why Can’t I Beat You? Cock ESP featuring Eugenics Council Greatest Dicks 3
Nothing Sicker Cock ESP featuring Rotten Piece Greatest Dicks 3
Schlong In Space Cock ESP featuring Rotten Piece Greatest Dicks 3
No Cock Blues Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
I Love Cock All The Time Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
The Cock Looks Red Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Cockpower Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Dirty Cocks Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Shaking Cock Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Cock Violence Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Cock Mechanic Now On Duty Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
My Cock God Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Teenage Cock Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Eric’s Cock Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
untitled Solip/Schism solip/schism
2004104g Will Soderbergh powerless electronics
track 1 IAMI SANDBLASTING
unitled PINNEEDLEDIGITS Building Blocks
Theresa’s Cock World Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Master-Dick Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Further Excerpts from Panicsville Sunday Cock ESP featuring Panicsville Greatest Dicks 3
Hey Baby! Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Fleet Street Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Only Myself to Blame Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Exciting Season Program Cock ESP featuring Newton Greatest Dicks 3
Cock ESP Must Be Destroyed Cock ESP Greatest Dicks 3
Cock’s Promise Cock ESP remixed by Burning Star Core Greatest Dicks 3
Cock ESP Interview Cock ESP conducted by Funky Winklebean Greatest Dicks 3
untitled 0781KY Frequency of Hertz

A Seasonal Show (22259)

A "Seasonal" Show

A “Seasonal” Show

A Seasonal Show (22259)
(Featuring another simulcast from DJ JustanotherDJ and our Southern California affiliate for Blasphuphmus Radio.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2011/12/17/a-seasonal-show-22259

With the holidays in full swing, I knew that holiday shopping and whatnot would prevent me from being able to assemble a two hour show this week.  Fortunately, DJ JustanotherDJ (at our Southern California affiliate) is regularly able to get my back in situations like this, and it was easy enough to program the quantum number generator to switch the feed to him for the first hour of the show.  With that in mind, we present one of the more unusual interpretations of holiday broadcasting, as DJ JustanotherDJ dives into A Seasonal Show.

A Seasonal Show (22259)

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SHOW NOTES 12/17/2011

Hey, folks.  DJ JustAnotherDJ here.

THE NIGHTS ARE GETTING LONGER!  No, I’m not trying to depress anyone – beyond any S.A.D. they may already be going through on their own.  That’s just my first correction.  During the show, I said the days were getting longer this time of year, when, of course, we all know it’s the nights.  I guess since I’m a night person, I just kind of turned things around there.  I did a lot of that this week.

My other correction is that “Splinter” is actually about the Snow Queen, not the Ice Queen.  Guess that fairy tale isn’t all that famous after all, if I can’t even remember what she’s the queen of – no, that would just be my problem.  It’s famous enough.  The version of the song heard here is a “bonus” track, which isn’t as easy to throw onto a CD as it is on vinyl – it’s actually contained in the track for the final song of the album, “White Linen”, after about 15 minutes of silence.  Stupid CDs.  Though, for my money, better than “the Cloud.”  Hey, lets all line up to buy things we can’t actually possess!  Yeah, that’ll end well.

For the “bells” section of the show, all those songs are from 2010.  In fact, a couple of the bands had their debut that year, and they all were formed generally around that time.  Interesting how there were decades of music with no bands that had the word “bells” in their names, then, all of a sudden there’s, like, four.  Life is an odd place.

So, yeah, maybe I can’t get seasonal music right, but I hope I played some songs that you liked.  And, I also hope you all have a happy whatever-you-do for this time of year!

# SONG * ARTIST * ALBUM * LABEL * WEB

01.) Infinity Guitars * Sleigh Bells * Treats * Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T.
02.) Make A Deal With The City * Hurricane Bells * Down Comes The Rain * Invisible Brigades (self-release)
03.) Babelonia * School of Seven Bells * Disconnect from Desire * Ghostly International / Vagrant Records
04.) Your Head Is On Fire * Broken Bells * Broken Bells Columbia
05.) Winter * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
06.) The Pool * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
07.) Take to the Sky * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
08.) Sweet Dreams * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
09.) Inside Out * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
10.) Under Ice * Kate Bush * Hounds Of Love * EMI
11.) Splinter (alternate version) * 17 Reasons Why * The Dark Years * 17 Reasons Why
12.) Winter On Ice * The Spinanes * Strand * Sub Pop
13.) Icepond * Sunset Valley * Icepond * Barsuk
14.) Every Iceberg Is Afire * Sky Cries Mary * This Timeless Turning * World Domination Recordings / Capitol Records

The Origins Of Christmas

Friend or Foe?

The Origins Of Christmas
(Featuring a brief history on this troubling holiday, and some songs that attempt to cover an array of feelings associated with this time of year. Originally broadcast on 17 December 2011 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/12/22/the-origins-of-christmas

Probably the biggest frustration I suffer from this time of year is one of Holiday Burnout: I just get sick of deluge of Christmas Songs, fake consideration for our fellow man, and the pain-in-the-ass errands that you have to run during a time of year when it is constantly cold and dark 20 hours a day.  The plastic sheen of wonder and good tidings cover layers and layers of deception and misdirection that appears to go unnoticed by the majority of the public.  And who could blame them?  If I could put out of my mind all the things that frustrate me about this time of year, and medicate myself to the point where I have visions of Sugar Plums too, then I might stupidly smile and obliviously wish everyone a happy something or other, that may actually conflict with their religious beliefs, too.

So, I decided to tackle the problem head-on with a radio program that uncovers the origins of this holiday, with an attempt to give my own perspective a much needed positive boost.  It wasn’t easy; while I am not a Scrooge or a Grinch, I would say that I don’t find it easy to be as merry or happy as most people want me to be.  I could feel one way or the other about Christmas, and while I enjoy the time off and the chance to spend time with friends or family, years of retail job exposure, combined with a fairly virulent case of atheism, has provided me with endless examples of how awful people are to each other, and how easily they try to hide or mask it.  It unsettles me to the point of being down on the holidays.  Fortunately, I’m not the only one.

The connective tissue of this show comes from a History Channel documentary, The History of Christmas.  I have to admit, I’ve lost a bit of faith in The History Channel over the years, and their work now is shoddy (at best).  But this one is old enough that it has things like research in it, and the narrator sticks to just relating that research, and doesn’t cut to bone-heads who don’t have any expertise, or rely on weird creepy music followed by a narrator asking a question.  (“But who WAS Santa, really?”)  Plus, I use about 4 minutes of it, total.

The rest of the show features holiday songs that fit in a little more closely with my view of this time of year, and of the world in general.  Of note are two great compilations that I drew heavily from, and have been wanting to use for a while, but never had the chance.  The first is from an Andy Cirzan compilation from 2009, called The Cassette Years: Part 2.  Andy is a Christmas Music collector, who has been putting together wacked-out comps on tape (and now, CD and radio via Sound Opinions), of the weirdest holiday music you’ve ever heard.  His comps are a real treat, and they make even the most annoying holiday tunes seem listenable.  The other is called Black Christmas, which I obtained a few years back, and can’t for the life of me remember where I got it.  If anyone has any information about it, I would be most appreciative.  It contains a number of great holiday songs that are a little more realistic than the average fare.  The show is divided into three sections: Punk Songs, Rock Songs, and the Hanukkah / What Does It All Mean? wrap-up.  I am extremely happy with the way this show out, and I think it sounds great.  I hope you enjoy it too.  (Spoiler Alert: The show does end on a bit of an “up” note, if you’re worried about slogging through the horrors of religious subjugation, and songs about the bad things that happen this time of year.)

That’s it for this week.  Stay tuned for a Podcast-only Christmas Eve special next week.  Be good to each other, and happy holidays.

See you in seven.

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The Origins Of Christmas

01.) Carol Of The Bells * George Winston * December
02.) Holiday Sedation * Unknown * The Cassette Years: Part 2
03.) The History Of Christmas Part 01 * The History Channel
04.) The First Noel * Chet Baker * The Cassette Years: Part 2
05.) The History Of Christmas Part 02 * The History Channel
06.) Fuck Christmas * Fear * The Record
07.) Pulling The Christmas Pig By The Wrong Pair Of Ears * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes
08.) Steal Softly Thru Snow * Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band * Trout Mask Replica
09.) C’mon Santa! * Mach Bell & His Elves * Xmas Snertz: Have A Very Gulcher Christmas!
10.) The History Of Christmas Part 03 * The History Channel
11.) Snow Girl * The Billy Nayer Show * BNS Presents

12.) Jingle Bells * Vel Mares * Black Christmas
13.) A St. Nick Dangerous Christmas Eve * The Firesign Theater * All Things Firesign
14.) (It’s Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas * The Ravers * Once Upon A Time Vol. 13: California & Pacific Northwest ’77
15.) Don’t Believe In Christmas * The Sonics * Black Christmas
16.) The History Of Christmas Part 04 * The History Channel
17.) There’s Trouble Brewing * Jack Scott * Black Christmas
18.) Christmas Blues * Washboard Pete * Black Christmas
19.) Mars Wants Santa! * Santa Claus Conquers The Martians * The Cassette Years: Part 2
20.) Christmas At The Byaou * Vin Bruce’s Cajuns * The Cassette Years: Part 2
21.) The History Of Christmas Part 05 * The History Channel
22.) Christmas in Jail * The Youngsters * Black Christmas

23.) Snow * April Stevens
24.) We Three Kings Of Orient Are * X-Ray Tango * Xmas Snertz: Have A Very Gulcher Christmas!
25.) The History Of Christmas Part 06 * The History Channel
26.) Happy Hanukkah * Mr. Paul F. Tompkins * The Pod F. Tompkast Extrasode
27.) What We Do On Christmas * Atom And His Package
28.) Most Wonderful Time Of The Year * Pete Jolly Trio * The Cassette Years: Part 2
29.) Lucretius, Man Of Modern Mystery * Robert Krulwich * Hmmm…. Krulwich on Science Podcast
30.) Snowy Morning Blues * James P. Johnson * Father Of The Stride Piano
31.) Snowfall * Henry Mancini * Greatest Hits
32.) When the Mountains Part 2 * The Cast * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
33.) Sleepy Santa Interlude * The Cassette Years: Part 2
34.) Snowstorm * Galaxie 500 * On Fire

Space Out II

Continuing Our Journey

Continuing Our Journey

Space Out II
(Featuring even more international Space Rock from the ’60’s and ’70’s.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2011/12/10/space-out-ii

Continuing to get further and further into the outer reaches of space as the holiday season rapidly approaches, here are even more selections from the Mutant Sounds archives, covering the vast expanses of Space Rock that was so near and dear to the world’s hearts in that long-lost decade known as the 1970’s.  Times were simpler then: musicians were taking powerful drugs, mastering guitar / synthesizer / flute performances, and attempting to make sense of the universe the only way they knew how: filling sides of LPs with unusual compositions.  Now you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home.

We open our show with a “Journey Into A Dream,” which is what most of the Space Rockers of the ’70’s were attempting to do.  But it is also a metaphor for this very show, in that as we continue through the years ourselves, we come closer and closer to making our own dreams come true.  Radio has been a dream of mine since childhood, and being able to make it happen, for nearly 14 years now, has been a real Journey that seems to find more and more destinations as time continues it forward momentum.  As 2012 approaches, we will be entering new and uncharted territory (yet again), and I’m very excited about what the future holds.  Moreso than usual.

Attentive listeners will notice that there is one track that is, unfortunately, not from the period in question: “Utterly Simple” by Extra.  After last weeks show hit the digital airwaves, I was contacted by Fruits De Mer Records, who deal exclusively in vinyl-only compilations that feature covers of songs from the period in question.  I have to plead ignorance with regards to this label, being a yankee and all, but once I knew they existed, I knew I had to play this track. The original song is by Traffic, who were active in the ’60’s and ’70’s recording exactly this kind of music.  It only made sense to try and bring things full-circle, and illustrate that this music continues to influence and inform the music of today.  Outside of their records, you can’t find this music anywhere else.  I recommend checking out their site, and perhaps ordering a record or two if you are so inclined.

Again, this show was not archived, but this recreation gives you a chance to hear the show as it was broadcast on Saturday.

That’s all for this week.  Stayed tuned, as our Spacy Holiday Madness continues.  And, keep your ears peeled for some news regarding our show in the coming weeks.  Things are about to change.

See you in seven.

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Space Out II

# Title * Artist * Album * Further Info
01.) Journey Into A Dream * F.G. Experimental Laboratory * Journey Into A Dream * Switzerland, 1975

02.) Socrates Drank The Conium * Socrates Drank The Conium * Zontanoi Sto Kyttapo * Greece, 1971
03.) Fantomen * Midsommar * Belsebub Ar Los * Sweden, 1971

04.) Syphlonic Diplovits * Chou Pahrot * Live * Scotland, 1979
05.) Ajatuksia * Apollo * Apollo * Finland, 1970
06.) Wenn die Nacht am tiefsten… * Ton Steine Scherben * Wenn Die Nacht Am Tiefsten… * Germany, 1975

07.) Wieczna Pielgrzymka * Ossian * Ossian (aka Ksiega Deszczu) * Poland, 1975
08.) E Per Te * Claudio Rocchi * Essenza * Italy, 1973

09.) The Ancient Consciousness Of Evil Spirit * George Hirota * Sahasurara * Japan, 1976
10.) Pythagorian child No. 2: Arrival In Time * Bib Set * It Wasn’t Meant To Happen… * Sweden, 1969
11.) Searching For The World * Sleepy John * Sleepy John * USA, 1970
12.) Utterly Simple * Extra * Fruits de Mer Volume 21: Keep Off The Grass * UK, 2011 (Original: UK, 1967)
13.) To Xehasmeno Pigadi * Exadaktylos * Zontanoi Sto Kyttapo * Greece, 1971
14.) Epilogi * Nimbus * Obus * Finland, 1974

KPSU Playlist

Space Out

Space Out

Space Out

Space Out
(Featuring an international selection of Space Rock from the ’70’s.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2011/12/03/space-out

While many look forward to the holiday season with fondness toward the music they will hear, I often find myself frustrated with the content of such songs.  It is fortunate that I came into a huge stash of authentic ’70’s Space Rock Records recently (thanks, Mutant Sounds), and have decided to kick off my holiday season with a tour of this curious genre from a variety of countries around the world.

You want to talk obscure?  I’m never heard of any of the bands I played today until I dug them out to play them for this show.  While I’ve always been fascinated by Hawkwind, King Crimson, and a variety of other artists who have trod the more unusual musical pathways in this particular decade, the sheer depth and wealth of artists who were on that same wavelength is staggering when you begin digging.  As I’ve been enjoying the holiday season, and moving into a new home, I thought it only fitting to let myself explore these artists for the first time with you.

This show is full of long, strange, “flute-y,” and otherwise exploratory experiments in just where you can take this particular genre.  My suggestion is to just go with the flow, and Space Out.

See you in seven.

(Note: Sadly, this show did not get archived as it was originally broadcast.  The version that is available for download is a special podcast recreation, made two days after the original was aired live.  These things happen.  Sorry.)

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Space Out

01.) Countdown * The Muffins * Secret Signals 1 * (1974 – 1978 USA)
02.) Diggar Ditt Hal-1 * Blodarna * Blodarna * (1979 Sweden)
03.) Ambiance * Popera Cosmic * Les Esclaves * (1969 France)

04.) The Hook * Jukka Tolonen * The Hook * (1974 Finland)
05.) Monster Comes To The City * Logproof * A Random Sampler * Random Radar Records (1977 UK)
06.) Caspita * Totem * Corrupcion * (1973 Uruguay)

07.) A Mutant Underglass * Illegal Aliens * A Random Sampler * Random Radar Records (1977 UK)
08.) Alien Activity From The 45th Parallel * Cellutron & The Invisible * Reflecting On The First Watch, We Uncover Treasure Buried For The Blind * (1978 USA)

09.) Fire Dance * Lagger Blues Machine * Tanit Live * (1970 Belgium)
10.) Automaty * Klan * Mrowisko * (1970 Poland)
11.) Total Space * The Rolf Kuhn Group * Total Space * (1975 Germany)

12.) Skladanka * Modry Efekt & Radim Hladik * Modry Efekt & Radim Hladik * (1974 Czechoslovakia)
13.) Voo Cego * Marcos Valle * Vento Sul * (1972 Brazil)
14.) Weg Vom Fenster * Metzlutzkas Erben * Wiener Blutrausch * (1979 Austria)
15.) Noises of The Evening * Doctors Of Madness * Figments of Emancipation * Polydor Records (1976 UK)
16.) Master of The Universe * Hawkwind * In Search of Space * (1971 UK)
17.) El Final * Síntesis * Síntesis * (1976 Argentina)

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