KCRW Broadcast #154 for Saturday, March 3, 2012

See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Alone in My Man Box, Listening to Al Green

Fanatics! Here we are, once again all together. As many of you probably know, I am already on the road again and this is a pre-taped show that Engineer X, Will “The Double B” Bentley and I have put together in the Auxiliary Wing of the Jasonic Temple.

Tonight, we start with some great artists either singing about the radio or having the word “radio” in their group's name. The concept is mediocre but the music is really happening.

As you can see, we are still inside the German music world. Having seen that Kraftwerk documentary recently and having just spent a bit of time in Germany, I am thinking about all those bands quite a bit and listening to all of it in a different context. Last night, I was listening to a Conrad Schnitzler album called Rot. It's one of his early works and extremely intense.

I don't know how easily procured that one is but perhaps you can find it somewhere. Often the pieces on his albums are quite long for radio standards but perhaps we can try to run one of these pieces at some point this year. I think it would be great if we moved the show into some wild new places. I know you can handle it, so I guess there's nothing to stop us.

Damn, even if I do say so myself, Fanatic, this set seems to hit all the major food groups and then some. I hope you enjoy it.

Some of you wrote in, asking about the dedication we made to our boss, leader and Big Toe, Jason “J-Money” Bentley. Here, for your enjoyment, is the transcript from last week's bow to our most exalted leader:

Monday through Friday

Nine to noon

Turn your dial to 89.9

And hear the J Bomb go boom!

Fanaticos y Fanaticas, Mullahs & Mullettes

West siiiiiide!!!

Jason Bentley on Morning Becomes Eclectic!!!

Engineer X, drop it!

[Engineer X starts audio.]

HR: Aww yeah, Double B, tell em who I'm talkin' about!!!

YWB: Jason Bentley

HR: Eclectic Brother Number One in Riyadh!

YWB: Jason Bentley

HR: Eclectic Brother Number One in Damascus!

YWB: Jason Bentley

HR: He's Eclectic Brother Number One in Sana'a!

YWB: Jason Bentley

HR: Also, Eclectic Brother Number One in Amman

YWB: Long Beach?

HR: Number one!

YWB: Bakersfield?

HR: Star time!

YWB: where is Godot?

[Engineer X hits pause on audio – cold stop.]

HR: what do you mean, where is Godot?

YWB: It feels like we have been waiting here in the Jasonic Temple for days.

HR: Existentialism? Now?

YWB: Bro, where is Godot?!

HR: You know, Sartre said that hell is other people.

YWB: I think that hell is this show.

HR: Bingo bango the hits just keep coming!

YWB: Someone kill me.

HR: Engineer X?!!!

[Engineer X hits play on audio.]

HR: Morning becomes what?!

YWB: Eclectic.

HR: What?!

YWB: Eclectic.

HR: With?

YWB: Jason Bentley

HR: Where?


[Engineer X fades down audio to zero.]

HR: Please join Jason Bentley this Monday on Morning Becomes Eclectic when he welcomes Justin Bieber to the show. Justin will take your calls and play tracks from his new album, Bitch Keyed My Lexus.

And now a song that is torn . . . from the pages of Young Will Bentley's true life story.

[Engineer X hits play on Ween — “Taste The Waste.”]

Yes, we are absolutely ridiculous but we are trying our best to keep you with us . . . every step of the way. Hopefully, I will see you at one of the many shows coming up. Thanks for listening tonight and STAY FANATIC!!! –Henry

Henry can be reached at: Henryontheradio@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @henryrollins.

Read on for Henry's tracklisting.

01. Jimi Hendrix – Radio One / BBC Sessions

02. Young Marble Giants – Radio Silents / Singles & Salad Days

03. Kraftwerk – Radio Sterne / Radio-Aktivität

04. Lockjaw – Radio Call Sign / Raw Records -The Punk Singles Collection

05. Radio Birdman – Murder City Nights / Radios Appear

06. David Thomas & Foreigners – The Radio Talks To Me / Bay City

07. Coley Jones – Army Mule In No Man's Land / Bloody War : Songs 1924-1939

08. Blind Willie McTell (Harris & Harris vocal) – This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread / Complete Works Vol. 1

09. Buddy Holly – Oh Boy! / Let's Go!

10. Elly Kasim – Ayam Den Lapeh / Folk And Pop Sounds Of Sumatra Vol. 2

11. Suicide – A-Man / The First Rehearsal Tapes

12. Harold Lee – Blond Headed Woman / Automatic Bop – Volume 2

13. Iggy Pop – Loco Mosquito / Soldier

14. Heatrbreakers – Chinese Rocks / LAMF

15. The Ramones – Carbona Not Glue / Live 03-31-77 CBGB's

16. Hans Joachim Roedelius – Freudentanz / Wenn Der Südwind Weht

17. Roaring Lion – Suzi Q / Sacred 78's

18. Clara Rockmore – Summertime / Clara Rockmore's Lost Theremin Album

19. Schnitzler & Thomasius – Flangi / Tolling Togglle

20. Scientists – Frantic Romantic / Pissed On Another Planet

21. Viki – You Think You're Cool (A Reminder) / Viki

22. Vivian Girls – Tension / Everything Goes Wrong

23. The Very Things – The Gong Man / It's A Drug, It's A Drug, It's A Ha Ha Ha, It's A Trojan Horse Coming Out Of The Wall

24. Wire – 106 Beats That / Pink Flag

25. Minutemen – Dreams Are Free, Motherfucker! / Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat

26. The Birthday Party – The Friend Catcher / Drunk on the Pope's Blood

27. Tracy + The Plastics – Dog / Forever Sucks EP

28. Popol Vuh – In The Realm Of The Shadow / Tantric Songs / Hosianna Mantra

29. Funkadelic – America Eats Its Young / America Eats Its Young

30. Bud Powell – Dance Of The Infidels / The Complete Bud Powell on Verve

31. The Damned – Neat Neat Neat / Peel Session (11-30-76)

32. Group Inerane – Awal September / Guitars From Agadez

33. Gun Club – The Great Divide / Pastoral Hide & Seek

34. Purple Trap – Only Half Of An Imitation Or Your Imitation Of Yourself / Decided – Already The Motionless Heart Of Tranquility, Tangling The Prayer Called “i”

35. Johnny Hartman – Love Is Here To Stay / Unforgettable

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