Friday, February 26, 2010

Playlist for 2-26-10, Lofio

It's been a while, so I decided to bring back my 'theme' shows. The newest of these is a tribute to the Ohio underground music scene from about '74-'98. This meant I was playing a lot of proto-punk stuff (Rocket from the Tombs, Pere Ubu, Electric Eels) and the bands that were influenced by this period (V-3, Mike Rep and the Quotas, Ego Summit, etc.) Cleverly, I titled this feature 'Lofio,' although I never mentioned that on air. The idea to do this came after I heard V-3's album "Photograph Burns." I thought it was such a killer album that these guys needed a feature. Especially since these groups are all connected, and bands like Mike Rep and Electric Eels have gotten quite a bit of coverage on my show in the past. ANYHOW, you can download the podcast for it here. And, due to popular request, download an mp3 of the show if  you don't have iTunes.


Feb 26 - 2:02 AMEgo Summit (ft. Jim Shepard)IllogicalThe Room Isn't Big EnoughNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:58 AMEgo Summit (ft. Ron House)Beyond the LawsThe Room Isn't Big EnoughNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 26 - 1:54 AMJim ShepardInterstate/EndMotorcycle MovieNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:47 AMVertical Slit7:00 AM JamSlit and Pre-SlitNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:43 AMMike Rep and the QuotasRocket Music On45 rpm singleNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:39 AMPere UbuNonalignment PactThe Modern DanceNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:37 AMTommy JayVillage IdiotTall Tales of TraumaNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 26 - 1:31 AMV-3American FacePhotograph BurnsNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:23 AMRocket from the TombsTransfusionThe Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the TombsNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:21 AMJim ShepardPull the Switch, HenryPicking Through the Wreckage with a StickNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:17 AMPere UbuChinese RadiationThe Modern DancerequesticalYese/d
Feb 26 - 1:14 AMThomas Jefferson Slave ApartmentsIs She ShyBait and SwitchNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 26 - 1:07 AMPere UbuFinal Solution45 rpm singleNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:04 AMElectric EelsDead Man's CurveThe Eyeball of HellNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:03 AMBassholesBlackbirdTest MastersNoe/d
Feb 26 - 1:01 AMJim ShepardBurn ForwardMotorcycle MovieNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:55 AMPi CorpDevil WeedS/TNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 26 - 12:47 AMTommy JayI was ThereTall Tales of TraumaNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:43 AMV-3Forever Low ManWNUR Chicago Radio PerformanceNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:40 AMMike Rep and the QuotasMama was a Schitzo, Daddy was a Vegetable Man45 rpm singleNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:37 AMEgo Summit (ft. Tommy Jay)NovocaineThe Room Isn't Big EnoughNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:33 AMPere UbuSmall was FastNew Picnic TimeNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 26 - 12:27 AMEgo Summit (ft. Mike Rep)Black HoleThe Room Isn't Big EnoughNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:23 AMV-3Horse KickPhotograph BurnsNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:20 AMElectric EelsAccidentThe Eyeball of HellNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:16 AMGibson Bros.Moon TwistBig Pine BoogieNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:10 AMRocket from the TombsAin't it FunThe Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the TombsNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 26 - 12:04 AMGibson Bros.Big Pine BoogieBig Pine BoogieNoe/d
Feb 26 - 12:00 AMThomas Jefferson Slave ApartmentsMy Mysterious Death (Turn it Up)Bait and SwitchNoBizarro Jerrye/d

For those who are curious, it goes like this: Rocket from the Tombs split into the Dead Boys and Pere Ubu. Ego Summit = Mike Rep (frontman for the Quotas), Jim Shepard (frontman for V-3/Vertical Slit), Ron House (frontman for Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments), Tommy Jay (drummer for the Quotas and a solo artist) and Don Howland (frontman for Gibson Bros. and Bassholes). That's it for now. Downloads next week.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Obscuro! mixtape #4, Bizarro Jerry hates you

Well, that's not entirely true, because he did just create a new Obscuro! mixtape for you to check out. The 4th in the series. This one features some of the angriest, most hateful music around. Hence the name, "Hateful." You can download it by clicking here. Also, this week's program will feature groups from the Ohio underground, circa 1975-1995. Obviously, this will include Jim Shepard and Mike Rep, whose music I've covered extensively. Prepare to have it covered even more extensively. But anyways.


1. Brainbombs - "Die You Fuck" - Obey, 1995
These guys are apparently Swedish, and this is some nihilistic, crazy slime in the vein of The Swans, but a lot more violent. Pretty much every song on this album is about smashing somebody's face or hurting them through other means, and this track is no exception.

2. Jim Shepard - "Pull the Switch, Henry" - Picking Through the Wreckage with a Stick, 1995
The first Shepard-written track on this mixtape. This is some really detuned, dark and narcotic acoustic rock. Poorly recorded, as always.

3. Svaty Vincent - "Nekroman" - S/T, 1990
Russian black metal with virtually no instruments whatsoever. Pretty much just a really angry guy yelling in Russian over the occasional distorted guitar sound. Featured on the "Incredibly Strange Metal" compilation, I'm not even sure what to make of this, but it's definitely angry.

4. Jimi LaLumia and the Psychotic Frogs - "Elenor Rigby" - Typically Tasteless 7", 1979
Don't know much about these guys either, but they seem to have a knack for violent, humorous deconstructive cover songs, like this one.

5. Eddy Detroit - "The Vampire" - Immortal Gods, 1982
Sometimes a cohort of the legendary Sun City Girls, this guy is something of a drifter who makes records with whoever's around at the time. I think this one features the SSG troupe, actually, and it's one of the female-lead-vocal tracks on this record. Not really angry or violent, but it's definitely a bit odd.

6. God Bullies - "I Want to Kill You" - War on Everybody, 1991
Kalamazoo's own pig-fuck enthusiasts. These guys are like the Butthole Surfers, except less abstract and more interested in burning bibles and being psychos. I can never play this one on the radio because of a few well-placed 'shit's, so here it is in all its evil glory.

7. Old Lady Drivers - "Die in Your Beauty Sleep" - S/T, 1988
I guess these guys are pretty important in the history of thrash metal, but man their first album was pretty jokey. See if you can pick out the nursery rhyme in the middle of this one. It's about old people dying, like a lot of the songs on this record.

8. The Electric Eels - "You're Full of Shit" - The Eyeball of Hell, 2001
Actually demos recorded in the mid-7o's, these guys were another of the Ohio underground proto-punkers, along with Rocket from the Tombs and Vertical Slit (Jim Shepard's band). The Eels were so angry and hateful they couldn't even get into a studio to cut a record, and got themselves blacklisted from most Ohio clubs for their destructive behavior. Eventually, they kicked each others asses and broke up.

9. Type O Negative - "Hey Pete" - The Origin of the Feces, 1992
When Roadrunner Records told Peter Steele and co that they needed to produce a live album, they instead re-cut their debut in a basement studio with fake audience sounds and fake heckling. An interesting joke for sure, and it produced this deranged cover of the Hendrix tune.

10. Gary Wilson - "Chromium Bitch" - You Think You Really Know Me, 1977
Gary's psycho-lounge-electro-pop has been turning heads since somebody found him in the early 2000's and got him to finally put out a second record. This one didn't make too big a splash when it was released in the late 70's, but now everybody knows what a fucking crazy dude he is. Pure nerd rage and girl-stalking.

11. Jandek - "You Painted Your Teeth" - Telegraph Melts, 1986
Being one of Jandek's electrified releases, this is some harsh, atonal noise. Known more for his acoustic ramblings, Jandek also makes incredibly yell-y and loud noise-rock, too. Who knows who the other musicians are, and who cares?

12. Wipers - "Over the Edge" - Over the Edge, 1983
A constant purveyor of alienated punk rock musics, Greg Sage and his Wipers cranked out some of the best underground rock of the early 80's and influenced J. Mascis, Kurt Cobain and a million other indie-rock heroes. This is off their angriest, most uncompromising release and is both the opening and title track.

13. Randy Rice - "Mrs. Bitch" - To Anyone Who's Ever Laughed at Someone Else, 1974
Oddball folk-rock double LP from the mid-seventies that finds this outsider complaining about everything from women to his mother to bullies. A lot of the tracks, this one included, take odd detours through the acoustic haze and bring in electric instruments and strange sound clips. This one's really gotta be heard to be believed.

14. Dwarr - "Electric Shock" - Animals, 1986
Heavy metal misfit who concocted his singular vision in a trailer park with a rented tape machine. Apparently he wrote something like 200 songs between 1980 and 1986, then became a re-born Christian and shunned his old recordings. Now, he's a really nice realtor (I think...something along those lines) in South Carolina, and will potentially be a guest on the program in the weeks to come. His style is like mentally unstable doom metal (Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus) with lyrics about being in the psych ward, being electrocuted, and being drugged out like nobody's business.

15. Sound Ceremony - "Tobacco Man" - S/T, 1979
This guy is from the U.K., I think. His album is primitive garage rock with often spoken/shouted lyrics about how he doesn't really understand anything. I don't either, so I know where he's coming from. Some songs are funny (I think intentionally) and some are just angry, like this one.

16. Rocket from the Tombs - "Ain't it Fun" - The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs, 2002
This album compiles the mid-seventies works of the first group to feature Dave Thomas and Peter Laughner, eventually of Pere Ubu (except Laughner OD'ed pretty shortly after they started). Really nihilistic proto-punk from Ohio (where else?) that addresses the drug problems of the underground music scene around this time.

17. V-3 - "End of the Bar" - Photograph Burns, 1996
More Jim Shepard. This is his 'alternative' 3-piece that kind of reminds me of Archers of Loaf, except infinitely more smacked-out and angry. This whole album is fantastic and was oddly released on Capital records, despite its pure-shit recording sound. That's what these guys are into, so I'm glad no label bigwig tried to tone them down.

18. Fudge Tunnel - "Hate Song" - Hate Songs in E Minor, 1991
U.K. sludge metal pranksters Fudge Tunnel cranked out a few really heavy, really nasty albums in the early 90's and saw some brief MTV exposure during the alt-rock boom. They also do really fucked up covers of classic rock tunes. Like the Melvins kind of, except not quite so heavy on the jokes...I don't think they're quite as good, either.

19. Vermonster - "The Lions" - The Spirit of Yma, 1990
New England 3-guitar-attack-psych-rock with VERY extended guitar solos. I think I heard that all these guys/girls worked together in a record store that specialized in the weird collectibles and private-press LP's that I tend to play on my program. They cover really obscure tracks from these albums, and privately release their own stuff in small quantities as well. Not sure why they think that's such a good idea, because this seems like the kind of stuff stations like WIDR would love to get a hold of. Unfortunately, most of their albums are completely out-of-print. This track has SO MUCH guitar noise.

That's the whole shebang. I hope you thoroughly enjoy listening to it. Be sure to tune into the program tonight midnight-2 am.

Monday, February 22, 2010

All the Jim Shepard you can handle!

Well, the hard-drive situation is looking I think I might have some new music for you all this week after all. It's still fucked for now, but I'm going to get a new case and try to put my old hard drive into it. Not that it matters, but that's what's up. Hopefully this works since that's where all my music for the program is.

In the meantime, I found this guy's page, which appears to exist for the sole purpose of uploading Jim Shepard and Jim Shepard-related music. I played his group, V-3, this past week, and also a solo track. V-3 is a terrific band along the lines of Archers of Loaf, but better and more smacked-out. I love AoL, but V-3's album "Photograph Burns" has quickly become a favorite record of mine in the past week.

Regardless, there'll be a new edition of the program this Thursday night as I've got a stockpile of CD-R's in the event something like this happens.

You can always check out some older podcasts, though.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Playlist for 2-19-10...I was extremely tired, but didn't fuck up the show too bad

Another week, another show. This one's pretty good, but you can see for yourself by reading the playlist, and/or downloading the podcast.

Feb 19 - 1:55 AM
Creepy John Thomas Trippin' Like a Dog and Rockin' Like a Bitch S/T
Feb 19 - 1:52 AM Pip Proud A Bird in the Engine Eagle-Wise
Feb 19 - 1:50 AM Wild Man Fischer Serrano Beach An Evening With...
Feb 19 - 1:47 AM Mij Two Stars Yodeling Astrologer
Feb 19 - 1:39 AM Jim Shepard A Streetcar Named Depression Picking Through the Wreckage with a Stick
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
Feb 19 - 1:33 AM Bill Bissett and the Mandan Massacre Awake in th Red Desert Awake in th Red Desert
Feb 19 - 1:29 AM Adult The End ?? requestical Yes
Feb 19 - 1:21 AM Sunburned Hand of the Man The Underground Press Headdress
Feb 19 - 1:18 AM Woodstock Al Communication Breakdown ??
Feb 19 - 1:16 AM The Frogs Children Run Away Made Up Tape A
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
Feb 19 - 1:12 AM Sandy Hurvitz Three Hawks Sandy's Album is Here at Last!
Feb 19 - 1:09 AM Perry L. Jackson Desert Wind The Old Deer Hunter
Feb 19 - 1:02 AM Bobb Trimble Armour of the Shroud Harvest of Dreams
Feb 19 - 12:54 AM Exuma Fire in the Hole Exuma II
Feb 19 - 12:51 AM Sun City Girls Blue Mambo Torch of the Mystics
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
Feb 19 - 12:45 AM V-3 Caucasian White Photograph Burns
Feb 19 - 12:35 AM Kit Ream Wines All That I Am
Feb 19 - 12:32 AM The Screamers Vertigo Demos 1977-78
Feb 19 - 12:29 AM Eddy Detroit Mephisto Cigars (Folk Version) Immortal Gods
Feb 19 - 12:24 AM Erica Pomerance Julius You Used to Think
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
Feb 19 - 12:20 AM Red Krayola Miss X S/T
Feb 19 - 12:17 AM Rockin' Richie Ray Baseball Card Lover World's Worst Records, Vol. 2
Feb 19 - 12:15 AM Debris Manhattan Static Disposal
Feb 19 - 12:10 AM YaHoWa 13 Pain S/T
Feb 19 - 12:07 AM Dwarr Animals Animals
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
Feb 19 - 12:01 AM Richard Powell Where Has the Love Gone? ???

Feb 18 -
Parafruit Keep it in the Closet 33 rpm single
No Bizarro Jerry e/d

That's it for now...I might post a download later in the week, but my hard drive is having some problems so that may not happen.

Download the podcast anyhow, though.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Full-lengths, installment 10

Ha, so first of all, a while back I posted the entire Nurse With Wound list...dig up the post if you wanna know what it is 'cos I don't feel like going into detail, but basically I devoted an entire night's program to this list and the strange assortment of musicians' names contained within. Apparently, I don't check the comments on this blog enough because one of the musicians on that list (not going into specifics, but it's pretty obvious if you find his comment) was pissed enough to tell me to take his name off the list on my page. This is kind of funny because I really just copied the list from Wikipedia...but hey, I guess somebody's reading! This dude REALLY doesn't want anybody to hear his music if they discovered it by way of this list, so let's just not listen to it. It ain't all that great anyhow.

That aside, here's another out-of-print album for you to listen to!

I got a few comments (apparently) a while back from someone who liked Armand Schaubroeck, so here's a full-length from him. This one doesn't get much airplay on my show, and I think you'll see why if you give it a listen. Dude loves his f-bombs and 'edgy' racial slurs. A fellow WIDRite, Jason Hall, told me he now owns a really great guitar shop in NYC. But, back in the late 70's, he was pissed about getting arrested for statutory rape and robbery or something, and made a BUNCH of albums about this subject. This is (I believe) his second full-length, and it's called "Ratfucker," appropriately.


1. Ratfucker
2. Gigolo, Gigolo
3. I Love Me More than You
4. Buried Alive
5. The Independent Hitter
6. Preteen Mama
7. The Queen Hitter

Show tonight. 12 am as usual. Dig on that shit.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Full-lengths, installment 9

Well, I've ran out of the full-length albums I've played on the show. The last one I played was "First Chips, Volume One" and you can find that in one of the first posts on this blog. This album, Dead Horse's "Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers," is an extremely obscure thrash metal album from Texas that I've loved for a long time. I found it in a cut-out bin and became a huge fan of this group due their strange incorporation of traditional country, humor, and oddball indie-rock moves into the trash formula. Nowadays, frontman Michael Haaga is doing his own stuff that kind of reminds me of the Pixies. They had another full-length before this one, called "Horsecore" that's a damn good album, too, but for now, here's their second LP, "Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers."


1. Cod Piece Face
2. Turn
3. La La Song
4. Like Asrielle
5. The Latent Stage
6. Peaceful Death
7. Eulogy
8. Snowdogs
9. The Lark Nest
10. Medulla Oblongata
11. Aplo
12. Rock Lobster
13. Sawbone

Relapse records apparently has the rights to the Dead Horse albums now, and has done some great re-releases with plenty o' bonus tracks. Check it out!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Playlist for 2-12-10

Here's another playlist. More downloads to come soon.
Feb 12 - 1:56 AMJerry RaysonEspaco--With SpaceThe Weird Thing in TownNoe/d
Feb 12 - 1:52 AMNicodemus and MatchezLegend of the Headless Harley RiderBetter Art MusicNoe/d
Feb 12 - 1:47 AMThe Lat-TeensSmoke ShopBuena GenteNoe/d
Feb 12 - 1:45 AMJeepMonkey Named JohnWith a FistNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 12 - 1:39 AMThe KinbotesZombie GirlS/TNoe/d
Feb 12 - 1:36 AMCovenPact with LuciferWitchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps SoulsNoe/d
Feb 12 - 1:29 AMComusSong to ComusFirst UtterancerequesticalYese/d
Feb 12 - 1:22 AMThis HeatThe Fall of Saigon/TestcardLive (Krefeld 1980)Noe/d
Feb 12 - 1:18 AMArcesiaSoul WingsReachin'NoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 12 - 1:13 AMThe Kids of Widney HighHollywoodSpecial Music from Special KidsNoe/d
Feb 12 - 1:11 AMMorty Shann and the MorticiansMovin' In45 rpm singleNoe/d
Feb 12 - 1:00 AMWhite NoiseThe VisitationsAn Electric StormNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:56 AMSklofBonnie Prince CharlieFolk CelticNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:49 AMJandekThe Side of the RoadSkirting the EdgeNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 12 - 12:44 AMRustic HingeT on the Lawn for 3ReplicasNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:42 AMMinister and NunsIt Feels Good to Be GoodWhen the Heart SingsNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:39 AMDimentia 13Can You Hear the Walls MeltingMirror MindNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:36 AMDean MilanDo it Like a DogPhattest Jams!Noe/d
Feb 12 - 12:33 AMEgo SummitNovocaineThe Room Isn't Big EnoughNoBizarro Jerrye/d
Feb 12 - 12:28 AMBruce HaackMallangongCaptain EntropyNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:23 AMTwilight NuagesLonely ClownUntitled LPNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:19 AMCloroformHostile TakeoverHey You Let's KissNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:14 AMJerry SolomonDenied (All of Human Life)Past the 20th CenturyNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:11 AMJerry SolomonChivalry of Early 50'sPast the 20th CenturyNoe/d
Feb 12 - 12:08 AMAlvin DahnYou're Driving Me MadSongs in the Key of Z, Vol. 2Noe/d
Feb 12 - 12:08 AMSound CeremonyInvitation to the BizarreS/TNoBizarro Jerrye/d
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