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Fanatics! All You Have To Do Is Let the Music Play

RADIO BROADCAST #228

08-11-13

See also: Henry Rollins: Wacken 2013 or Bust

Fanatics! I can't believe our good fortune. Tonight, we have an awesome line up and all you have to do is let the music play. The first song I had planned was Johnny Dollar's version of "Action Packed" and went from there. The rest of the show made sense as one song lead to another. Sometimes when I am putting these together, some kind of momentum starts and it's almost like it's already been planned out and all I had to do was show up. I like it when that happens.

One of my favorite vocals is the Buddy Holly Cricket member Ivan (aka Jerry Alison) vocal on "Real Wild One", which was apparently, a gentle poke at the vocal styings of Ricky Nelson. If you get a chance, check the live version of the song that Iggy did on American Idol a couple of years ago.

It's been a long time since we have played Farflung, so I thought we should get into some space jams, so I paired them up with Hawkwind and then the only logical place to go from there was to Captain Beyond.

For me, the track of the night is the one by Groupe El Azhar. When the beat drops in, it's all over!

You can see that we pulled down another track from that great re-issue Nommos by Craig Leon, found on the Superior Aqueduct label.

Some of you Fanatics might remember that now and then, we listen to a band called Romania, who apparently were two Washington D.C. area DJs. I picked up on the because they were on Teenbeat. I thought they were cool and somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I was looking around on the internets recently and found that they had a pre-Teenbeat EP called Low China. I managed to find one, and it has some tracks from their release on Teenbeat, Remodel but also has some different tracks that sound good, so I put one on at the bottom of our first hour.

We finish hour one with the Ty Segall album version of "Oh Mary," not Segall's Slaughterhouse version. I think the original is a little noisier and rougher, so I thought that would be the way to go.

In hour two, we open with a great live Birthday Party track of one of their more obscure songs that I think they only did as a Peel Session called "Bully Bones." I wanted to play you all a track from this record to make you aware that this album, which came out years ago, CD only has now been released on Beggars Banquet as a double LP. I helped the band put this one together many years ago, and it's great to see that it's on vinyl. Ripping versions of great songs. We have played some of the tracks on this release before, the 1982 Bremen show. I use my tape version because it has all the between song chatter that the CD leaves out. Anyway, there it is, new Birthday Party vinyl. The last time that band had a vinyl release was the 2LP version of all their Peel Sessions that came and went pretty fast, although you can still find copies now and then.

New track by The Mallard as well as a new release on In The Red by Bare Mutants. I don't know anything about them yet but they seem pretty cool.

Our middle set in hour 2 is dedicated to Finland. This music makes up a large portion of what I am listening to these days.

For the last part of the show, we somehow get from Archie Shepp to Eddie Kendricks. Fanatic, it's all in a Sunday night's work.

Until next week, enjoy your summer and STAY FANATIC!!! 

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Hour 1

01. Die Cheerleader - Massive Tangled Muscle / Son Of Filth

02. The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire / Tattoo You

03. MC5 - The American Ruse / Back In The USA

04. Johnny Dollar - Action Packed / Mr. Action Packed

05. Ivan - Real Wild Child / Golden Age Of American Rock 'N' Roll - Vol. 6

06. The Adverts - Back From The Dead / Cast Of Thousands

07. Farflung - The Way The Sky Is / The Raven That Ate The Moon

08. Hawkwind - Standing At The Edge / Warrior On The Edge Of Time

09. Captain Beyond - Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air) / Captain Beyond

10. Groupe El Azhar - Mazal - Nesker Mazal / Algerian Proto 1970's - Rai Underground

11. Craig Leon - Donkeys Bearing Cups / Nommos

12. Doctor Mix And The Remix - Out Of The Question / Wall Of Noise 

13. Romania - White Light / Low China

14. Ty Segall - Oh Mary / Ty Segall

 

Hour 2

01. The Birthday Party - Bully Bones / Live 81-82

02. Mallard - Just An Ending / Finding Meaning In Deference

03. Bare Mutants - The Fire In Your Hands / The Affliction

04. Rites of Spring - Patience / All Through A Life EP

05. Embrace - Dance of Days / Embrace

06. The Warmers - Totally Free / Wanted: More

07. Monty Python - Finland / Contractual Obligation Album

08. Uton - Track 05 / The August Light

09. Aan - Sarastaja / Parantavassa Kehdossa

10. Kemialliset Ystävät - Kellari Juniversumi / Kellari Juniversumi

11. Kiila - Auringonlunta / Summer and Smiles of Finland

12. Archie Shepp - In A Sentimental Mood / On This Night

13. Emeralds - Double Helix / Does It Look Like I'm Here?

14. Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl / The Doo Wop Box II

15. Pseudo Existors - Beyond The Zone / Stamp Out Normality

16 - Eddie Kendricks - Keep on Truckin'


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