Monday, May 31, 2010

Playlist for 5-28-10, featuring Harry Perry's 1995 album "Greatest Hits of the Millennium"

Here it is...the last in this 10-album series of full-lengths being played on the program. I (sort of) saved the best for last, because Harry Perry's album is one I've been wanting to do for a while now.

For starters, here's some info about this dude:

"Harry Perry is a Venice Beach boardwalk musician famous for playing an electric guitar on rollerblades while wearing a turban. Harry Perry is also known by his Sikh name Har Nar Singh Khalsa, and by his musical moniker, the Kama Kosmic Krusader." - Wikipedia

"Harry Perry is perhaps the most enduring and high-profile street performer in the world. On a pair of in-line skates (quads in his earlier days), Harry has worked the Venice Beach boardwalk since 1974. He has earned a cherished reputation among the good folk of Southern California, and cuts an unforgettable image in his trademark attire of a white robe, white turban and big smile, playing his red and white electric guitar. He has his own Wikipedia entry, there is a statue of his likeness installed at Disneyland in Anaheim and he appears in countless wall murals around the city. Harry has a several page bio on IMDB (having made myriad cameo and acting appearances in such noted films as, 'White Men Can't Jump'� and 'Point of No Return'. He has composed tracks for film and T.V. and has released several albums as the Harry Perry Band� in which he continues to perform at venues around Los Angeles." - broowaha.com


Playlist:

May 28 - 1:55 AM???To Kill a Mockingbird Extra Credit SongExtra Credit Songs compilation
No
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May 28 - 1:49 AMRick Mason and Rare FeelingsI Dream of LoveThe Inner Dimensions of Rick Mason and Rare Feelings
No
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May 28 - 1:45 AMY. BhekhirstRain in SummerHot in the Airport
NoBizarro Jerrye/d
May 28 - 1:40 AMHarry PerryZoo Man (Reprise)Greatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNo
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May 28 - 1:35 AMHarry PerryHow Soon is NowGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNo
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May 28 - 1:31 AMHarry PerryZoo ManGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNo
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May 28 - 1:27 AMHarry PerryMan on MarsGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNo
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May 28 - 1:23 AMHarry PerryMessageGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNoBizarro Jerrye/d
May 28 - 1:19 AMHarry PerryOut of ControlGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNo
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May 28 - 1:16 AMHarry PerryWorld of FreaksGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNo
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May 28 - 1:11 AMHarry PerryNam Myoho Revenger KYOGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNo
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May 28 - 1:07 AMHarry PerryInvadersGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNo
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May 28 - 1:04 AMHarry PerryHeads of SkinGreatest Hits of the MillenniumBizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the weekNoBizarro Jerrye/d
May 28 - 12:57 AMCaninusFear of Dog (Religious Myths)Now the Animals Have a Voice
No
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May 28 - 12:49 AMBuddy MaxThe Birthmark StorySongs in the Key of Z, Vol. 2
No
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May 28 - 12:49 AMArcesiaMechanical DollReachin'
No
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May 28 - 12:43 AMJem TargalBumble Bee DriveLuckey Guy
No
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May 28 - 12:38 AMKit ReamMemoriesAll That I Am
NoBizarro Jerrye/d
May 28 - 12:31 AMHasil AdkinsShe SaidOut to Hunch
No
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May 28 - 12:27 AMThe ProtomenUnrest in the House of LightS/TrequesticalYes
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May 28 - 12:24 AMSoggyI Feel on Top of the WorldS/T
No
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May 28 - 12:18 AMCarles SantosConversaVoicetracks
No
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May 28 - 12:16 AMBrian WilsonToo Much SugarSweet Insanity
NoBizarro Jerrye/d
May 28 - 12:07 AMCold SunSouth TexasDark Shadows
No
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May 28 - 12:00 AMPekka AiraksinenRatnasikhinBuddhas of Golden Light
NoBizarro Jerrye/d

Here's the tracklist from Harry Perry's album:

1. Heads of Skin
2. Invaders
3. Nam Myoho Revenge KYO
4. World of Freaks
5. Out of Control
6. Message
7. Man on Mars
8. Zoo Man
9. How Soon is Now
10. Zoo Man (Reprise)



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Playlist for 5-21-10, featuring Randy Holden's 1970 album "Population II"

Here's a loud one for ya--

I've had this album in my collection for quite a while now, but I figured it'd be something either WIDR's 60's program or 70's program would've gotten into, and I didn't want to do any overlapping. But, it seems like I'm in the clear and this record has apparently never been played on WIDR except by me.

Randy was once a replacement guitarist for the proto-metal band Blue Cheer. At least, he played on one side of their record 'New! Improved!' and then decided they were 'sissy napping music' and started his own, heavier project. Now, if you've heard Blue Cheer, you'll no doubt realize that it would've been hard to craft something heavier than that in the late 60's...but, Holden was nuts.

For his first (and only?) solo album, Randy enlisted a drummer who could play keyboards with his feet so that they could just be a duo. They rented out an opera house or something just to hold all of Randy's massive amp stacks. Holden has said that the tempos of his songs are so slow because of the really intensive song arrangements on the drummer's part.

Here's what some folks have said about his record:

"...What we hear is a little under a half an hour’s worth of Holden’s super-slowed and heavy guitar riffing/wailing/soaring. The pure sludge of it will cause cracks in your ceiling, all the windows of your room, the sky itself and possibly even your brain. It’s almost as though Holden is trying to make his drummer sense his purpose is futile and bolt the studio door to leave him alone to continue his deafening work as it dwarfs everything in its path as guitar solo upon guitar solo reduce Lockheed’s drumming to function more as punched pillows in the background. And Holden’s volcanic eruptions continue as slow as molasses and fiery as lava, spewing forth a barrage to drown out even the caterwauling-ness of his own vocals...not to mention his rhythm and bass guitar tracks." - The Seth Man from Julian Cope's Head Heritage site

"While never attaining his rightful place in the pantheon of heavy rock guitar gods, Randy Holden will always be held in high regard for creating Population II - one of greatest high-volume displays of all time and an all-out monster of an album.

Best known for his brief tenure in Blue Cheer that lasted long enough for him to appear on the second side of their New! Improved! LP, Holden signed an endorsement deal with Sunn amplifiers upon his departure and ordered twenty 200 watt speaker cabinets for use on his debut solo release. And he used them all. At once.

Paired with Chris Lockheed, who handled drums and keyboards simultaneously, Holden took aim at laying down not only the loudest album in recorded history, but the first to successfully bridge the divide between psychedelic rock and heavy metal. The result, a heavily reverbed affair with piles of reverse effects, beautifully controlled feedback and sparse arrangements that allowed plenty of space for the volume to stretch out, was far beyond what Black Sabbath, the Stooges or Led Zeppelin were up to around the same time.

Even more amazing is how for a guitar-centric album, Population II is completely devoid of clich├ęs, superfluous guitar heroics or trite lyrics, yet oddly enough, this slice of heaven received only a limited release on the small Hobbit label and was quickly withdrawn by Holden's management under a veil of secrecy. Thankfully, it has been heavily bootlegged in great fidelity for nearly 40 years. It may not be your thing, but if you allow this one to sink in, you'll get completely lost in it." - user KiDG, rateyourmusic.com


Download podcast.

Here's the playlist for the program:

May 21 - 1:58 AM Doris Norton A.D.A. Converter Personal Computer
No
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May 21 - 1:52 AM Bob Bell Necropolis, Part 3 Necropolis
No
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May 21 - 1:46 AM Rangda Bull Lord S/T
No
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May 21 - 1:38 AM Anal Magic and the Reverend Dwight Frizzell Family, Birth of Helio and Selene Beyond the Black Crack
No
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May 21 - 1:34 AM Axis of Awesome Four Chords ?? requestical Yes
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May 21 - 1:24 AM Randy Holden Keeper of My Flame Population II Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 21 - 1:17 AM Randy Holden Blue My Mind Population II Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 21 - 1:15 AM Randy Holden Fruit and Iceburgs (Conclusion) Population II Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 21 - 1:13 AM Randy Holden Between Time Population II Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 21 - 1:08 AM Randy Holden Fruit and Iceburgs Population II Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 21 - 1:02 AM Randy Holden Guitar Song Population II Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 21 - 12:54 AM Jandek Crazy The Living End
No
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May 21 - 12:51 AM Robert Alberg San Storms S/T
No
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May 21 - 12:48 AM Bitter Blood Street Theater Snake and Cave Vol. 1
No
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May 21 - 12:45 AM Doronco Gumo Umi Old Punks
No
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May 21 - 12:40 AM Beautiful Losers Nobody Knows the Heaven Nobody Knows the Heaven
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 21 - 12:29 AM Gleneil Cheepy Chappy and Ito Cruise It
No
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May 21 - 12:15 AM Hampton Grease Band Evans Music to Eat
No
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May 21 - 12:15 AM Wild Man Fischer The Rocket Rock An Evening with Wild Man Fischer
No
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May 21 - 12:13 AM Sensational Tearin' it Up Heavyweighter
No
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May 21 - 12:10 AM Fred Frith Come Across Gravity
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 21 - 12:05 AM The Frogs Get Yourself a Man (If You're a Man) Made Up Songs 1-61
No
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May 21 - 12:00 AM V-3 My Neighborhood Negotiate Nothing
No Bizarro Jerry e/d

Tracklist for 'Population II':

1. Guitar Song
2. Fruit and Iceburgs (sic)
3. Between Time
4. Fruit and Iceburgs (Conclusion)
5. Blue My Mind
6. Keeper of My Flame

DOWNLOAD
(through megupload because mediafire is fucking up again)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mo' tunes, HATE Noise Disc 5

In continuing with the unveiling of all the countless hours of home recordings I have, here is my most recent collection of 'solo' tunes. Usually, when between projects, I'll just throw down whatever ideas I have, but this time I was specifically going for a 'finished' product.

The music was recorded on a Fostex 8-track reel-to-reel machine with one SM-57, one SM-58 and one mic that was apparently too shitty to even have a brand name on it. Vocal overdubs and mixing done in Pro-Tools.

Description: The 5th disc under the guise of 'The HATE Noise.' I was going to do a little more with these recordings, but formed a group instead (taking our name from the song 'Coma Nova').

Personnel: Me, mostly, on all the instruments, although Matt Motzell plays saxophone on track 5 and there are various people's voices in the sound clips throughout.

Tracklist:

1. Sea of Pain
2. Smokin' Boulders
3. Apricot Guys
4. Political Song for George Forman to Sing
5. Coma Nova
6. Desert Song
7. Bummed Out on Mersh
8. User is Okay
9. Hair Farmer
10. Accident
11. Brown Eyed Girl

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There are 6 discs in the HATE Noise series, total...this being the 5th, but also the most recent recordings (the 6th is various odds and ends)...I'll be posting them all (probably, maybe) out of order, because they vary in quality.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

As promised...here's the Orange Taylor

These are the demos for the second Orange Taylor LP. I played guitar, vocalized, and did a lot of the beat-production work in this group. The first 'real' incarnation of this group featured the four fellas in the photo above, but by this time we'd worked in a keyboardist/electronic specialist, who then became our bassist, and in consequence these recordings were reworked several times until nobody wanted to even hear the songs again. Now, however, they sound pretty goddamned cool.

Description: Orange Taylor's Untitled Second LP...more or less a weed-crazy, psychedelicized rap-rock odyssey.

Members: alternately, Papa Squat (aka Daddy Nothing, Father Zilch), The Professor, MC Sharks in the Swimming Pool, MC Hangover, Fives, Misselaineous, North Star, and our next door neighbor Sean

Tracklist:

1. Another Level
2. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (And There's a Body in it)
3. Death Brings Certain Tax Deductions
4. Scamming the Entire Village
5. Aliens
6. Cigarettes and Change
7. Sad Camping (Studio Version)
8. NUMB3RS
9. Hills Like White Elephants (Except it's Really About Abortion)
10. Ugly Ass Panther Lookin' Motherfuckers
11. What a Beggar am I
12. Lumberjacks
13. Drunk Off Chicken
14. ...In a Cell (unfinished)
15. Dreamy
16. Mama Said Knock You L33T
17. Black on White (unfinished)
18. Pour Some Out
19. Freestyle (featuring Anonymous)

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Enjoy (or try)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Playlist for 5-14-10, featuring Robert Gilligan's 1987 album "Dark Rooms"

Last week's album was a very split-second decision, as I heard the record and literally decided to play it later that same day. I know next to nothing about this guy or his life, which is also strange for the program because I try to do research on each album I bring out.

Basically, what I know is that Robert Gilligan was half English, half Austrian, and that he played, recorded and wrote this album completely by himself shortly before killing himself. The music included on his album is kind of folk-rock, maybe like a really sloppy Neil Young or the Kenneth Higney tracks I played a while back. All the words, however, are about how being born is a curse, how everything sucks, and why we should all die (basically). This creates a very odd mood because the music isn't all that dark and depressing; just the words.

Here's pretty much the only review I can find of this record:

"Amazing Tortured Downer Folk Psych with a psych edge and Nick Drake influences. Crying for help atmosphere, paranoid lyrics, sparse guitar and drums backing.. Sadly Robert committed suicide shortly after this was released. One of the most intense Downer Folk Lp's out there" - Jellyfishrecords.com

As I said before, the rest of the program's music was pretty much just me cleaning house and getting rid of some of these tracks I've had on disc for way too long.

Download the podcast.


Playlist:

May 14 - 1:48 AM Ya Ho Wa 13 Side B To the Principles for the Children
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 14 - 1:41 AM L. Ron Hubbard The Drone Battlefield Earth
No
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May 14 - 1:38 AM The Unicorns Jellybones Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? requestical Yes
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May 14 - 1:35 AM Robert Gilligan In a Dark Room Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 14 - 1:31 AM Robert Gilligan Loser's Game Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 14 - 1:27 AM Robert Gilligan Journey to the Stars/Deeds of Nick Drake Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 14 - 1:24 AM Robert Gilligan The Disadvantage Being Born Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 14 - 1:24 AM Robert Gilligan Voices Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 14 - 1:20 AM Robert Gilligan The Trip Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 14 - 1:17 AM Robert Gilligan The Mourners Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 14 - 1:10 AM Robert Gilligan Sell Your Presence Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 14 - 1:08 AM Happy Flowers There's a Worm in My Hand I Crush Bozo requestical Yes
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May 14 - 1:06 AM Robert Gilligan A Poet Dies Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 14 - 1:02 AM Robert Gilligan On a Shelf Dark Rooms Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 14 - 12:58 AM Chrome You've Been Duplicated Half Machine Lip Moves requestical Yes
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May 14 - 12:55 AM Twilight Nuages Lazy Sunday Afternoons Untitled LP
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 14 - 12:49 AM White Boy and the Average Rat Band Sector 387 S/T
No
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May 14 - 12:43 AM Beautiful Losers Nobody Knows the Heaven Nobody Knows the Heaven
No
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May 14 - 12:41 AM Minister and Nuns A Sad Story When the Heart Sings
No
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May 14 - 12:38 AM Sandy Hurvitz Three Hawks Sandy's Album is Here at Last!
No
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May 14 - 12:33 AM Rockin' Rollin' Blues Band Track 1 Wild and Untamed
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 14 - 12:25 AM Silmaril Poustinia The Voyage of Icarus
No
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May 14 - 12:22 AM Jerry Solomon Good Old Fashioned Date Past the 20th Century
No
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May 14 - 12:16 AM Fire and Ice, Ltd. I Just Thought of the Moon The Happening
No
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May 14 - 12:13 AM The Rebels Indian Rebels Raks! Raks! Raks! Compilation
No
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May 14 - 12:09 AM Sproton Layer Pretty Pictures Now S/T
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 14 - 12:04 AM Vyto B Death Warrant Tricentennial 2076
No
e/d
May 14 - 12:00 AM Kurt Sutton African Girl Lonely Road
No Bizarro Jerry

I think that this week's non-Obscuro! download will be some of my own stuff...a few people wanted the recordings of a particular group I was in, and we never really even got this shit out of the basement at the time, so I might as well. I'll throw together a little download-able file in a day or so.

Tracklist for the Robert Gilligan album:

1. On a Shelf
2. A Poet Dies
3. Sell Your Presence
4. The Mourners
5. The Trip
6. Voices
7. The Disadvantage Being Born
8. Journey to the Stars/Deeds of Nick Drake
9. Loser's Game
10. In a Dark Room

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Woops!....Playlist for 5-7-10, featuring Bobby Brown's 1972 album "Enlightening Beam of Axonda"

Well, I completely forgot to make any written document of last week's show, which wasn't all that bad. The album in question is some very spacey, very religious homemade psychedelic music, so I tailored the show to kind of fit around it. Bobby would've wanted it that way. Actually, he's probably still alive. Here's a review of his 1972 album from RateYourMusic.com:

"Bobby Brown stands as a shining example of a California musical eccentric. By the way, that's meant as a heartfelt compliment, rather than a slam.

Born and raised in Sacramento, California, by the early 1970s Brown was making a living as a one man band, playing up and down the California coast. As shown on the front cover, his act included an impressive home-made rig that contained some 50 instruments that were placed on racks that could be easily loaded and unloaded from a van. Brown would apparently cruise up and down the coast, stopping to play concerts for folks, selling copies of his albums from the back of his van.

So what's Brown's 1972 self-produced debut sound like? Well, as you probably guessed from the title, "The Enlightening Beam of Axonda" is pretty spacey, but in a surprisingly laidback and agreeable fashion. Brown had a nice voice (technically I think he'd be called a basso-profundo), that lent itself well to atmospheric tracks such as 'I Must Be Born', 'My Hawaiian Home' and 'Mama Knows Boys a Rambler'. (Brown's liner notes claimed he had a six octave range.) Lyrically Brown's hippy-dippy lyrics were pretty hysterical (here's brief quote from the liner notes: "an original contribution to the field of religion and science based on physics - to my knowledge not yet discovered by other humanoids-more revolutionary that Einsteins (sic) revelations or Newtonian physics - the application of this physics will perhaps (in fact) lead to the most significant changes in the history of humanity (plus total religious unity)." Complete with between-the-songs narratives, the album almost qualifies as a concept piece with a plotline apparently having to do with Brown's search for fulfillment, though I'm not quite sure how the space aliens and space travel fit into the storyline (?), That said, be warned that nothing here exactly rocks. Most of the ten tracks are quite melodic, tough in a new age kind of way. In fact, stuff such as 'Tiny Wind of Shanol' and 'Axonda' would be right at home playing as background music in something like the Nature Store. There are a couple of exceptions. 'Mamba Che Chay' was pretty experimental and did little for my ears, while 'Preparation Dimension of Heaven' sounded like a bad lounge act effort. Still, the set's goofy enough to be intriguing. " - RateYourMusic user RDTEN1

There you have it. Also, that picture at the top is the album cover and indeed features Brown's insane, home-constructed drumkit. For all the wildness of Bobby's music, it made for a pretty mellow Obscuro! which you can download a podcast of...

HERE


Playlist:



May 07 - 1:56 AM
Afflicted Man Hippy Punk The Afflicted Man's Musical Bag
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 07 - 1:53 AM Balkan Beat Box Kabulectro ?? requestical Yes
e/d
May 07 - 1:34 AM Bobby Brown Tiny Wind of Shandl Enlightening Beam of Axonda Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 07 - 1:29 AM Bobby Brown Oneness with the Forest Enlightening Beam of Axonda Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
e/d
May 07 - 1:14 AM Bobby Brown My Hawaiian Home Enlightening Beam of Axonda Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No
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May 07 - 1:09 AM Bobby Brown I Must be Born Enlightening Beam of Axonda Bizarro Jerry's whacked-out album of the week No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 07 - 1:04 AM Centennialite Intro to Public Access TV Show Left Fieldists Compilation
No
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May 07 - 1:01 AM Waiting for Guinness Chanson Pour Marie ?? requestical Yes
e/d
May 07 - 12:55 AM Dead Raven Choir Sheep-Crook, Black Dog My Firstborn Will Surely be Blind
Yes
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May 07 - 12:49 AM Mij Door Keys The Yodeling Astrologer
No
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May 07 - 12:45 AM Erica Pomerance The French Revolution You Used to Think
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 07 - 12:39 AM The Kids of Widney High Friends Special Music from Special Kids
No
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May 07 - 12:37 AM Richard Cheese Welcome to the Jungle Aperitif for Destruction requestical Yes
e/d
May 07 - 12:32 AM First Chips My Love Volume One
No
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May 07 - 12:15 AM Brother Ah Love Piece Sound Awareness
No
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May 07 - 12:10 AM David Koresh Book of Daniel Voice of Fire
No Bizarro Jerry e/d
May 07 - 12:05 AM The Sun Also Rises Suddenly it's Evening S/T
No
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May 07 - 12:00 AM The Electronic Hole Love Will Find a Way III S/T
No Bizarro Jerry e/d


I promise that now, since I'm jobless and have little else to do than put together a swingin' radio show, this page will have more frequent updates and downloads.

That in mind, here's the tracklist for Bobby's Brown, and the download link:

1. I Must Be Born
2. My Hawaiian Home
3. Oneness with the Forest
4. Tiny Wind of Shanol

Not sure if that tracklist is entirely accurate, because I've seen some different ones, but that's the tracklist I have. The download is in Megaupload instead of Mediafire because their site is fucking up right now.

DOWNLOAD


It's already been a week since this show, so that means I'll be on your radio at midnight tonight. I'm not entirely sure what tonight's show will be, but I'm pretty sure it'll have a lot of 'cleaning house' since there hasn't really been any good weird stuff popping up recently (at least, not good enough for MY show). Hopefully I'll be able to dig up some new records, but the pickin's are pretty slim right now. Whatever the case, it won't just be me repeating myself.