Episode 128: I Like Short Songs, Also.

Short Songs, Short Records

Sweet!  There’s A Shellac Record In Here…

Episode 128: I Like Short Songs, Also
(Where I expand upon the work I did previously, and cram over 150 into an hour of radio.)

There is something already ambitious about writing a pop song.  It’s a claim that, in about four minutes, you’ll be able to write something that carries the same kind of weight and power that more cultured artists can in an average composition.  The irony, of course, being that Pop Music took over the music world in a way that compositional artists could not.  Now, anyone with access to the internet can send their Pop Songs around the world, conveying in a few minutes something that used to take a whole record.

The idea that you can compress these ideas even further – into the realm of a few seconds, in some cases – is just as ambitious as a concept record.  Can you compress the strength of a complete song into something that only takes a few seconds to convey?  Like some sort of Sci-Fi gimmick that seems futuristic, artists have been trying for years to create compact versions of their usual fare, and often with impressive results.  To say that The Ramones set the blueprint when they recorded “Judy Is A Punk” (clocking in at no more than 1:30), the bar was already set some tremendously low that the world has spent that time working on faster, more compact, and shorter songs.  This show features a number of those attempts from over the years.

In making this show, I made a conscious effort to present something unique.  Not only are there 150 different songs in this show, there are also 150 different artists.  Some band members may appear on more than one song, but that is the extent of duplication.  While I did play some of the same artists that appeared in Episode 23, these are 150 different songs.  To say that it took a while to sequence them understates the difficulty of assembling a show like this.  While it would have been possible, the computer age makes a show like this possible in a way that it would not have been previously.  Songs in this show appear from records, cassettes, CDs, digital files, and all manner of mix-matched media.  To have assembled it all in one room in a pre-digital age would have taken a lot of work; to fit it into a 60 show would have taken ages.  While the computer made this show much easier for me to do, even that work made me appreciate the kinds of work radio persona went through in the old days to deliver shows like this.  Think about it when you digest this one.

I want to give a huge thanks to Ratskin Records for their fantastic release, Triskaidekaphobia, which contains 13 Second songs by over 200 artists.  I used this disc to assemble the Five Minute “Bathroom Break” I took in before the second commercial break.  I received a copy of this disc after one of their artists heard that I had done a short songs show, and was hoping that I could use this one for future installments.  Thanks again for this great disc; I barely even scratched the surface of what it offers, and still played 23 cuts from it.  The future is now.       Again, this show also owes a huge debt to the fantastic album, Short Music For Short People.  Between both short songs shows I’ve done, it has made numerous appearances, and when I first found this album, it inspired my earliest ideas about doing a short songs show.  (Which, to be honest, was one of my first concept shows early on.)  The only flaw that I saw in that album is that there were many obvious omissions.  I felt it was my duty to fill in the gaps.

With hindsight, I realized that this show could only be a Grumpy Punk show, which is why these shows are labeled as such, now.  He would find perverse interest in this much short music.

See ya in seven.

I Like Short Songs, Also.

Part I

# Title * Artist * Album * Label
001.) All * Descendents * Somery * SST Records
002.) Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
003.) Fanatics * Minutemen * The Punch Line * SST Records
004.) All Comic Heroes Are Facist Pigs * Terrorgruppe * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
005.) A Small One * Scissor Fits * Messthetics Vol. 1 * Hyped 2 Death Records
006.) Farts Are Jazz To Assholes * Dillinger 4 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
007.) Punch Drunk * Hüsker Dü * Everything Falls Apart * Reflex Records
008.) Tribute To The Mammal * Buck Wild * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
009.) Crypted Control * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * I Am That Great And Fiery Force * K Records
010.) Get A Grip * No Fun At All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
011.) Cocaine Dave * REO Speedealer * REO Speedealer * Royalty Records
012.) Waste Away * Fury 66 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
013.) Where You From Eh? * Chicano-Christ * Come’ CaCa EP * Nemesis Records
014.) Asian Pride * Hi-STANDARD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
015.) Human Of Stupids * S.O.B. * Japanese Hardcore Comp Tape * Broken Tapes
016.) Staggering * Hot Box * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
017.) Field Day For The Sundays * Wire * Pink Flag * Harvest / EMI Records
018.) Doin’ Laundry * Nerf Herder * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
019.) Hot Cars * Angry Samoans * The Unboxed Set * Triple X Records
020.) Anchor * Less Than Jake * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
021.) I Want Cunt * The Queers * A Day Late And A Dollar Short * Lookout! Records
022.) Told You Once * The Mr. T Experience * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
023.) You Don’t Know The 1/2 Of It (Reprise) * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife! * Self-Released
024.) John For The Working Man * Tilt * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
025.) Exhibit Self-Control * The Iran-Contra Affair * Under Oath * Battlesnakes.com
026.) Surf City * SPREAD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
027.) ?? * Cringer * Greatest Hits Vol. 1 * Vinyl Communication Records
028.) Blatty (Human Egg) * Sick Of It All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
029.) Secret Surgery * Man Is The Bastard * D.I.Y.C.D. * Slap-A-Ham Records
030.) No Intellect * Senseless Apocalypse * Japanese Assault * Relapse Records
031.) Mirror, Signal, Wheelspin * Goober Patrol * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
032.) Pasktamning (Protes Bengt) * Life * Chaos Of Destruction * Dan-Doh Records
033.) Hard World * Uniq * Snarl Out Vol. 3 *
034.) No, We Don’t Want To Do A Split Seven Inch With Your Stupid Fucking Band * Anal Cunt * I Like It When You Die * Earache Records
035.) Fishfuck * Gwar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
036.) Your Hand Is In Your Crotch * Deep Wound * Almost Complete * Baked Goods Records
037.) Red Alert * Teenage Jesus & The Jerks * Everything * Atavistic Records
038.) Bring It To An End * Anti-Flag * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
039.) All The Colours In The Rainbow * Hunger Artists * Cruisin’ In Zargon * ookworld.com
040.) Hairdude * Boss Pitt * Answer Compilation * Answer Records
041.) Count * JFA * Blatant Localism * Placebo Records
042.) Garbage Can * Wrangler Brutes * Zulu * Kill Rock Stars Records
043.) Panic * Screeching Weasel * Anthem For A New Tomorrow * Lookout! Records
044.) Pop * Syu-Cream * Sound Or Music * Okayama City Hardcore Records
045.) 1980 * GLO * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Killed By Death Records
046.) A Prayer for the Complete and Utter Eradication of All Generic Pop-Punk * Spazz * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
047.) Solar Panel Asses * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes * ANTI- Records
048.) F.O.F.O.D. * 7 Seconds * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
049.)     * Guyve * Live Straight Outta KPSU 06/27/2009 * Blasphuphmus Radio
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles

Part II:

Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
050.)     * King Missile * Happy Hour * Atlantic Records
051.) Hope For No Cougars * Le Ton Mité * Tickets To Real Imaginary Places * K Records
052.) You Will Be Eliminated * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Bob Dinners And Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner’s Celebrity Avalanche * Communion Records
053.) Midnight Sun Pt. 2 (Real Short) * Cornflake Mandala * A Boy And His Dog * Self-Released
054.) Heckler’s Chant * Miss Murgatroid * Myoclyonic Melodies * Win Records
055.)     * Little Fyodor * The Very Best Of Little Fyodor’s Greatest Hits! * Discriminate Audio
056.)     * The Residents * Demons Dance Alone * Ralph Records
057.) Hot Poop * Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention * We’re Only In It For The Money * Verve Records
058.) (ZAP) * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records
059.) Sean Pool * Lamborghini * The New Lamborghini * Battlesnakes.com
060.) Track 08 * Cold Pizza * Now Buying Souls By Appointment Only * Bipolar Bear Records
061.) Explanation Mark * The Books * The Lemon Of Pink * Tomlab Records
062.) Life Is Funny * The Fugs * It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest * Reprise Records
063.) Physical Constants * Alpha Protist * Glass Animals EP * Battlesnakes.com
064.) Oh Jonas * Rivers Cuomo * Alone II: The Home Recordings Of Rivers Cuomo * DGC Records
065.) Franz Kafka! Finale * Brendon Small * Home Movies Bonus CD * Shout! Factory
066.) Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins – Intro * The Advantage * The Advantage * 5 Rue Christine Records
067.) Toothless Baby * Pez Abacus * December 11 2009 * Unreleased
068.) Grassroots Internet Revolution * They Might Be Giants * McSweeney’s Music CD – Issue #6 * McSweeney’s
069.) Track 07 * View Of A Burning City * Tales Told Before The Waking Hour * Self-Released
070.) TYPe B for Me * Melt-Banana * Scratch Or Stitch * Skin Graft Records
071.) Afterbirth Pancake * Bloodfart * Gastric Jucies *
072.) “Hurry Up And Kill Me…I’m Cold” * Mike Patton * Adult Themes For Voice * Tzadik Records
073.) Paradosis * xbxrx * Sixth In Sixes * Polyvinyl Record Company
074.) Hammerhead * John Zorn * Naked City * Elektra / Nonesuch Records
075.) Track 45 * Aural Resuscitation Unit * Dub Plate Volume One * Dubuque Strange Music Society
076.) Ski Meat Funky Rectal Anarchy * Merzbow / Gore Beyond Necropsy * Rectal Anarchy * Release Entertainment Records
077.) Making Babies * God Is My Co-Pilot * Puss O2 * Dark Beloved Cloud, The Making Of Americans Records
078.) Don Camero Lost His Mind * Guttermouth * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
079.) Mono * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
080.) Pigs * Coachwhips * Double Death * Narnack Records
081.) My Disciples * Icky Boyfriends * A Love Obscene * Menlo Park Records
082.) Untitled : VI * Faust * Tapes * Virgin Records
083.) M * Enemy Mine * The Ice In Me * Up Records
084.) [Untitled] * Scratch Acid * The Greatest Gift * Touch And Go Records
085.) Dosed Tea (Excerpt) * kiisu d’salyss * Cabin Fever * Unreleased
086.) Albertos * Manic Hispanic * The Recline Of Mexican Civilization * Better Youth Organization Records
087.) Encounter * Men’s Recovery Project * Normal Man EP * Gravity Records
088.) Dinosaur Was A Dinosaur Pt. 1 * Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Search For The Past + Epic Saga * Self-Released
089.) Slash Kick Wrist * Sun City Girls * Box Of Chameleons * Abduction Records
090.)     * The Butthole Surfers * Humpty Dumpty LSD * Latino Bugger veil Records
091.) Page 30 * Fantômas * Book 1 * Ipecac Records
092.) Last Laff * Ennio Morricone * The Original Motin Picture Soundtrack to “Diabolik” * Pallottola Foro Records
093.) Tears * This Mortal Coil * Filigree & Shadow * 4AD Records
094.) Outer Spaceways Incorporated * Sun Ra * Nothing Is… * ESP-Disk
095.) Graduation Rap * Vanilla, Jade & Ebony * Ghost World * Shanachie Records
096.) Pleasure Cruz * Supergenius * Star Wars Breakbeats * Suckadellic Records
097.) Michael, Time To Wake Up * The Flaming Lips * Telepathic Surgery * Restless REcords
098.) Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Main Title * Orchestra * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles

Part III

099.) Prelude To The Revolution Song * The Paranoids * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
100.) Landing Face First * Voice On Tape * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
101.) Hulder Maiden * Thrones * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
102.) 20th of Jan. * Testicular Manslaughter * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
103.) Pater Noster * Microwaves * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
104.) Peep My Dirt Lip (1990) * My First Step Toward Failure * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
105.) Balls Of Jolly * The White Mice * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
106.) Dancin’ In My Bad * Cop Warmth * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
107.) Soiled, So Temporary * AIDS Wolf * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
108.) 13 * Torturing Nurse * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
109.) Scooter Boy cut * Ol’ Cheeky Bastards feat. Dave Dalton * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
110.) Moonlight Serenade * Low Fat * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
111.) Mensch Oder Deutscher * Slapendehonden * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
112.) Is Not Thy Weirdness Great? * Stronghold Crusader * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
113.) Konsumiert * Corrosive * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
114.) 13 Second Blowjob * Intestinal Spewage * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
115.) What His Soul Desires * The Upsidedown Stars * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
116.) Duck (Chicken) Clay Pot * Say Bok Gwai * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
117.) FTA * Scarab * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
118.) Smoke and Fears * Selbst Morder * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
119.) Spines and Sneakoscopes * The Atomic Bomb Audition * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
120.) Song of Peace (13 Seconds) * GlamGoreGlitterSlut * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
121.) Maritiza Morning Doves * Matthew Crowe * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles

Part IV

Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
122.) Her Majesty * Beatles * Abbey Road * Apple Records
123.) Miracle Cure * The Who * Tommy * Polydor Records
124.) 19 * Curious Hands * In-Studio Recording 11/15/06 * KPSU
125.) Roses * The Magnetic Fields * 69 Love Songs * Merge Records
126.) Afterlife    * The Scruffs * Angst: The Early Recordings 1974 – 1976 * Ardent Music
127.) It’s A Real Time Thing * The Damned * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
128.) 5-Piece Chicken Dinner * The Beastie Boys * Paul’s Boutique * Capitol Records
129.) Astral Lady * Captain Beyond * Captain Beyond * Fontana Island Records
130.) Wake Up * Bodyjar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
131.) Steamroller Blues * Aerobitch * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
132.) Not Again * Undeclinable Ambuscade * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
133.) Bedroom Windows * Enemy You * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
134.) Sara Fisher * No Use For A Name * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
135.) Delraiser Part III, Del On Earth * Consumed * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
136.) Randal Gets Drunk * Lagwagon * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
137.) Howdy Doody In The Woodshed * The Dickies * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
138.) Erik Sandin’s Stand-In * Dogpiss * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
139.) Triple * Dance Hall Crashers * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
140.) Klawsterfobia * Strung Out * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
141.) Fun * Pully * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
142.) 30-Seconds Till The End Of The World * Pennywise * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
143.) I Got None * All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
144.) See Her Pee * NoFX * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
145.) Traitor * Agnostic Front * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
146.) Life Rules 101 * Down By Law * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
147.) Pretty Houses * Lunachicks * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
148.) Turn It Up * Happy Trigger * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
149.) Mr. Brett Please Put Down Your Gun * H20 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
150.) We Want The Kids * 59 Times The Pain * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
151.) Faust * Jughead’s Revenge * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
152.) All My Friends Are In Popular Bands * 88 Fingers Louie * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
153.) Chandeliers And Souvenirs * Diesel Boy * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
154.) My Pants Keep Falling Down * Frenzal Rhomb * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
155.) Comin’ To Your Town * D.I.E. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
156.) Exit * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Egypt * Zombiance * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Eqypt Records
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
157.) No! All! * Descendents * Somery * SST Records

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