The Black Noise Orchestra, LIVE!

Jonathan Savoie Conducts The Black Noise Orchestra

Jonathan Savoie Conducts The Black Noise Orchestra

The Black Noise Orchestra, LIVE! (KPSU Phase I Episode 134)

BNO made their mighty third return to The Church of Blasphuphmus (Not Jesus) Show on December of 06.  Hosted by Austin, and conducted by Jonathan B. Savoie (as Radicchio Venn).

Christmas Music For People Who Don’t Like Christmas Music Part II

The Cremation Of Sam McGee

The Cremation Of Sam McGee

Christmas Music For People Who Don’t Like Christmas Music Part II (Phase I Episode 133)

While Blasphuphmus Radio has never been the kind of show to flip format when the holidays arise, every year or so I get the urge to deliver back to the listeners my idea of holiday offerings.  Christmas is a time of year when we are overwhelmed with holiday offerings, and rather than go down that same old road, I usually try to cook up something that is a little more than your average Jingle Bell Rock.

This particular show comes from our “Phase I” archive, consisting of shows that were aired during the early years of KPSU broadcasting.  While I never went much for themes in those days, this show hints at things to come, and set the tone for all future holiday broadcasts.  While this wasn’t exactly new to me, it gave me a chance to lay the foundation of things to come.

This episode is part two of two.

Christmas Music For People Who Don’t Like Christmas Music Part II
# Title * Artist * Album
01.) Wir Christenleut * Johann Sebastian Bach * A Nonesuch Christmas
02.) Troll Wedding * Fishtank Ensemble * Super Raoul
03.) Gloria In Excelsis Deo * Pond * It’s Finally Christmas!
04.) Utan Utan * Selda * Selda
05.) Santa Claus Is Back In Town * Poison Idea * It’s Finally Christmas!
06.) Low Down * Tom Waits * Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
07.) The Grinch * The Whirlees * It’s Finally Christmas!
08.) White Christmas * Corporal Blossom * A Mutated Christmas
09.) Machine Gun * Rich & Famous * Messthetics #101
10.) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town * Corporal Blossom * A Mutated Christmas
11.) Over The Edge * Dead Moon * Echoes Of The Past
12.) The Odds Against Christmas * C3-P0 & R2-D2 * Christmas In The Stars
13.) The Cremation Of Sam McGee * Austin Rich * Read Live On The Air
14.) Woovy Groovy * Los Buenos * Sensacional Soul
15.) Seasoned Greetings * The Residents * Meet The Residents

KPSU Playlist

Christmas Music For People Who Don’t Like Christmas Music Part I

Not Decking The Halls

Not Decking The Halls

Christmas Music For People Who Don’t Like Christmas Music Part I

While Blasphuphmus Radio has never been the kind of show to flip format when the holidays arise, every year or so I get the urge to deliver back to the listeners my idea of holiday offerings.  Christmas is a time of year when we are overwhelmed with holiday offerings, and rather than go down that same old road, I usually try to cook up something that is a little more than your average Jingle Bell Rock.

This particular show comes from our “Phase I” archive, consisting of shows that were aired during the early years of KPSU broadcasting.  While I never went much for themes in those days, this show hints at things to come, and set the tone for all future holiday broadcasts.  While this wasn’t exactly new to me, it gave me a chance to lay the foundation of things to come.

This episode is part one of two.

Hurah Hurah, LIVE!

Hurah Hurah

Hurah Hurah

Hurah Hurah, LIVE (Live Friday 078)

Hurah Hurah, Guest hosted by Arya Imig

Playlist:

01.) Dixylanerce * Hooliganship * Adventure
02.) Donald Trumpet * Hooliganship * Adventure

Live Performance

03.) Where I Stay * Revisions * Revisions
04.) Maggie’s Farm * Solomon Burke * Cry To Me

KPSU Playlist

Here Comes A Big Black Cloud, LIVE!

Here Comes A Big Black Cloud

Here Comes A Big Black Cloud

Here Comes A Big Black Cloud, LIVE! (Live Friday 077)

Here Comes A Big Black Cloud, Guest Hosted by Arya Imig

Playlist:

01.) Notion * Hurah Hurah * Love IP

(Band Performance)

02.) Purple Winos In The Rain * John Callahan * Purple Winos In The Rain
03.) Ignite, Ignite, Goodnight * Holy Ghost Revival * Bleeding Light
04.) Werewolves Of London * Mangolia Electric Co. * Hard To Love A Man

KPSU Playlist

ROCK ‘N’ F’N’ ROLL?

 

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ROCK ‘N’ F’N’ ROLL? (Phase I Episode 129)

Playlist

01.) (track 5) * Comets on Fire * Blue Cathedral
02.) The Bit * Melvins * Stag
03.) Envelope * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas
04.) The Wizard * Albert Ayler Trio * Spiritual Unity
05.) Magenta * Ken Nordine * Colors
06.) The Boogie Monster * Gnarls Barkley * St. Elsewhere
07.) Lie To Me * Tom Waits * Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
08.) Mesmerization Eclipse * Captain Beyond * Captain Beyond
09.) Talking To You * The Savage Resurrection * The Savage Resurrection
10.) Pushin Too Hard * The Seeds * The Seeds
11.) How Does It Feel To Feel? * Creation * Making Time Vol. 1
12.) Nobody But Me * The Human Beinz * Nuggets Boxed Set Disc 2
13.) Seven & Seven Is * Love * Da Capo
14.) Dawning Of The Dead * Dead Moon * Dead Ahead
15.) The American In Me * The Avengers * The American In Me
16.) I Sing! The Body Cybernetic * Servotron * Entertainment Program For Humans (Second Variety)
17.) Flames Over Nebraska * Pere Ubu * Why I Hate Women

KPSU Playlist

Static Films, LIVE!

Static Films

Static Films

Static Films, LIVE! (Live Friday 075)

The music that Static Films plays could loosely be considered to reside in a kind of ‘indie’ scene, but that is not an adequate description of their genre, as they share more with John Coltrane than Conor Oberst. This is where the surprise arrives though – one expects a pop concert, a series of clichés, and instead is given a much more shocking sound-image. If music has been overtaken with a sense of non-communication, idle chatter, or redundant posturing, then the music of Static Films can provide a very good (and very modern) form of communication. By it’s very simplicity it frees perception to shock, and creates a kind of naked lunch of sound. But don’t take our word for it, tune in to Live Friday to hear for yourself.

Trying To Figure Out How, Exactly, I Contribute To The World

 

How Can I Help You?

How Can I Help You?

Trying To Figure Out How, Exactly, I Contribute To The World (Phase I Episode 126)

What? I’m doin’ this show alone? Just playing music that I like? How can be? Enjoy while I try to figure out how, exactly, I contribute to the world around me.

Playlist

01.) President At The Train * John Carpenter * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack To “Escape From New York”
02.) Methods Of Survival * The New Bloods * (demos)
03.) Sinking Slow * Beat Beat Beat * living in the future
04.) Non-Stop Girls * Radio Birdman * The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978)
05.) Poor Born * Dead Moon * Echoes Of The Past
06.) Jungle Madness * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
07.) A Wink And A Smile * Prize Country * Dead Kingdom EP
08.) Pie * KARP * Suplex
09.) Life * Flipper * Generic LP
10.) Mad Monster Party Instrumental * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
11.) Honey Bucket * Melvins * Houdini Live 2005: A Live History of Gluttony and Lust
12.) ‘Til I Die * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
13.) Peace Maker * Stinking Lizaveta * …hopelessness and shame.
14.) Finale * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
15.) Wooden Cross (I Can’t Wake The Dead) * Witchcraft * Firewood
16.) Rip Van Winkle * Witch * Witch
17.) In This Town * Murder City Devils * Murder City Devils / Gluecifer Split 7″
18.) Nov. 1st * Crackerbash * “Nov. 1” b/w “Halloween Candy”

KPSU Playlist

Ginggang, LIVE!

Ginggang

Ginggang

Ginggang, LIVE! (Live Friday 074)

Guest hosted by Sascha.  Formed several years ago by Nissa Diamant, Portland’s Ginggang is a mix of metal, glam, and hard rock fused with Eastern European, Old English and American traditional styles. After much searching Nissa found Annamari Navratil to play violin, and Jason “The Barber” Repas to play drums, rounding out the line-up and giving Ginggang their current form. Like a folk band that has mutated through prolonged exposure to electricity, Ginggang features violin, guitar and concertina with a heavy rhythm section. Think Tom Waits meets Black Sabbath at a Gypsy camp, led by intense, soulful lyrics. The band lurches and grinds through metal riffs and sultry old world melodies, with dueling guitar and violin highwire solos, and slinking concertina vamps with thick, heavy basslines backing it up. But the only real way to experience Ginggang today is to listen here, now, on Live Friday.

 

 

 

Halloween Cheese II (2006)

Halloween Cheese

Halloween Cheese

Halloween Spook-tacular Part IV: Halloween Cheese II (Phase I Episode 125)

During the broadcast of this episode, I was training a new KPSU volunteer, who makes appearances during the voice-overs.

Playlist:

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) This Is Halloween * Danny Elfman * The Nightmare Before Christmas
05.) Dark Shadows Main Title Theme
06.) A Fistful Of Terror * The Bomboras * Halloween Hootenanny
07.) Tales From The Crypt Main Title Theme * Danny Elfman
08.) Gravewalk * Satan’s Pilgrims
09.) Treehouse Of Horror * The Simpsons
10.) Sir Roderic’s Song * William Schwenck Gilbert
11.) The Thing Strikes (Excerpt I) * Henry Mancini
12.) The Addams Family Main Title Theme
13.) Young Frankenstein Main Title Theme
14.) Dracula * Phillip Glass & The Kronos Quartet
15.) The Twilight Zone Main Title Theme
16.) Big Zombie * The Mekons
17.) The Simpsons / Addams Family Closing Title Theme
18.) The Thing Strikes (Excerpt II) * Henry Mancini
19.) Ghostbusters * Ray Parker Jr.
20.) Spectre Detector * The Tiki Tones * The Tiki Tones Play Songs For The Suburban Savage
21.) Man Seeks The Future * Attilio “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds
22.) Boo! (Hoo Hoo!) * The Famous Monsters
23.) The Munsters Main Title Theme
24.) Halloween (Live) * MX-80 * Always Leave ‘Em Wanting Less
25.) Gayway To Heaven * Attilio “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds
26.) The Haunted House * Vic Crume
27.) The Great Pumpkin Waltz * Vince Guarldi
28.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

Prize Country, LIVE!

Prize Country

Prize Country

Prize Country, LIVE! (Live Friday 073)

Consisting of ex-members of Glance Failed, Clarity Process, Shamelady and Union of the Snake, Prize Country borrows nothing from it’s past. Moving onward, these four gentlemen have decided to take music back to its basic and most inspirational form – ROCK AND ROLL. Big guitars and drums mixed with thick storming bass licks blaze through understandable compositions. Forget the math-rock, forget the jazz-improv-metal-fusion mixture, forget the emo-screamo, bleed-your-heart, cry-on-your-shoulder sentimentality. Rock is back. Prize Country blends influences from mid 90’s era stalwarts a la Failure and/or Barkmarket, with a serrated punk undercurrent of earlier era Dischord, like Fugazi. But make no mistake – this is point blank rock and roll, and you can here it here on Live Friday.

In The Punk-In Patch (2006)

The Leader Of The Patch

The Leader Of The Patch

Halloween Spook-tacular Part III:  In The Punk-In Patch (Phase I Episode 124)

In The Punk-In Patch

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) Dead Moon Night * Dead Moon
05.) Haunted House * Gang Green * You Got It
06.) Pumpkin * WWAX * 7″
07.) Chainsaw * Ramones * Ramones
08.) Halloween * Misfits *
09.) Halloween * Dead Kennedys * Plastic Surgery Disasters
10.) Spectra Sonic Sound * Nation Of Ulysses * 13-Point Program To Destroy America
11.) Octoberfleshed * KARP * Self-Titled LP
12.) All Souls Day * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas
13.) Spider Baby * Fantômas * The Director’s Cut
14.) (She’s My) Vampire Girl * The Groovie Ghoulies * Fun In The Dark
15.) Zombie * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada!
16.) Do The Zombie * The Eyeliners * Here Comes Trouble
17.) Rapid Fire (Vampire Attack) * Los Cincos * Vampire Attack 7″
18.) TV Set * The Cramps * Songs The Lord Taught Us
19.) Halloween * The Dream Syndicate * The Days Of Wine And Roses

Halloween Cheese I (2006)

Halloween Cheese

Halloween Cheese

Halloween Spook-tacular Part II:  Halloween Cheese I (Phase I Episode 123)

Halloween Cheese I

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) Buffy The Vampire Slayer Main Title Theme * Nerf Herder
05.) Zombie Zoo * Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
06.) Bark At The Moon * Ozzy Osbourne * Bark At The Moon
07.) Sinister Purpose (inc.) * Zacherle & Southern Culture On The Skids * Halloween Hootenanny
08.) “It’s Time For Wichery!”
09.) It’s Halloween! * The Shaggs * The Philosophy Of The World
10.) Frankenstein Conquers The World * Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston * It’s Spooky
11.) Grim Grinning Ghosts – The Haunted Mansion * Disneyland
12.) Bela Lugosi’s Dead * Bauhaus
13.) Everyday Is Halloween * Ministry
14.) Haunted House Of Rock * Whodini
15.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

The Gilligan Fetixsh Band, LIVE!

The Gilligan Fetixsh Band

The Gilligan Fetixsh Band

The Gilligan Fetixsh Band, LIVE! (Live Friday 071)

The Gilligan Fetixsh Band is a modern rock / punk / psychobilly band that started in 1989 as a one man band, and has now grown to include Melissa Baker on drums & Adam Miller (The Snippet Birds, St Hubbins) on bass. Gilligan Fetixsh himself is on guitar, with his uniquely and deliciously grungy sound and sloppy “Flock Of Seagulls” guitar solos, with vocals and lyrics about the usual Portland elements: aliens, past lives and old ghosts. To find out more, why not tune in to Live Friday?

Classics From The Crypt (2006)

Boooooooo!

Boooooooo!

Halloween Spook-tacular Part I:  Classics From The Crypt (Phase I Episode 122)

At this time, our program was on from 9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

While I’m off in Europe as part of the DJ exchange program, my Hungarian cousin (also named Austin Rich) is filling in here at KPSU, spinning Halloween tunes for the four weeks leading up to the most sacred and hallowed holiday. For this first installment, he picked out a wide assortment of terrible tunes that have a decidedly classic sound, ranging from back-in-the-day hits (“The Headless Horseman”) to modern-day classics that sound like good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll (“Graveyard” by Dead Moon). This is the first in a four part series, so stay tuned for next weeks installment, “Halloween Cheese!”

Classics From The Crypt

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) The Baron * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
05.) Haunted House * Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
06.) ‘Til The Following Night * Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages
07.) Mad Monster Party * Ethel Ennis & Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
08.) Cemetery Blues * Bessie Smith
09.) The Graveyard Shift * Bobby “Boris” Pickett
10.) Graveyard * Dead Moon
11.) Night Of The Vampire * The Moontrekkers
12.) Zombie Rockin’ * Mad Kenny’s Midnight Drinkers
13.) Do The Zombie * The Symbols
14.) Zombie Jamboree (Live) * The Kingston Trio * El Paso Concert 15 December 1958
15.) The Mummy * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
16.) Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard * Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
17.) The Headless Horseman * Bing Crosby * Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad
18.) Planet Of The Wolves * Guitar Wolf * Planet Of The Wolves
19.) Monster Mash * Bobby “Boris” Pickett
20.) Finale * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
21.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

The New Bloods, LIVE!

The New Bloods

The New Bloods

The New Bloods, LIVE! (Live Friday 070)

The New Bloods are an all-girl art-punk trio, enamored with and influenced by a wide array of musical sounds and styles. Using violin, bass, guitar & drums, all three use their distinctive voices to produce a natural sound that makes you feel like you’ve shed your clothes are are enjoyably covering yourself in mud and leaves. Their music makes you want to dance, sing, and explore your dream life time and again. Fortunately you can have this experience by tuning in to hear them on Live Friday.

Playlist:

01.) You Can Touch * The A-Lines * You Can Touch
02.) Tax Dollar * Erase Errata * Nightlife
03.) The Breeze * Quix*O*Tic * Mortal Mirror
04.) Silver Snake Lump Of Pearls * Taigaa! * Taigaa!
05.) Buck Town Corner * The Jay Tees * Feel Like Jumping: The 06.) Best of Studio One Women
07.) Kung Fu on the Internet * Lung Leg * Made To Minx
08.) Capricornations * Mika Miko * C.Y.S.L.A.B.F.

KPSU Playlist

Roxy Epoxy

Roxy Epoxie

Roxy Epoxy

Roxy Epoxie (KPSU Phase I Episode 121)

Roxy joins me for a second time, to spin records of her selection, and spend another hour of our lives dancing ’til we can’t dance no more. We cut through the treakle and, instead, let her pull out all the hits that keep her going while on tour, and condense them down into an easy-to-digest radio show format. Along the way we’re joined by Satan (calling in to discuss “roommate” issues with Roxy), and we cover almost all the bases, from The Nuns to the Exploding Hearts. This one was so much fun, I wish all my shows were like this. Hell yeah.

At this time, our show was on from 9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Playlist

01.) Booze Town * Spider
02.) 4 A.M. * The Girls * The Girls
03.) Doppleganger Death Disco * Theo & The Skyscrapers * Theo & The Skyscrapers
04.) Awesome Snacks * Awesome Snakes
05.) All Queued Up * Deaf School * English Boys / Working Girls
06.) Love And Ulcers * The Briefs * Off the Charts
07.) Don’t Lose It * Marked Men * On The Outside
08.) Multiply And Divide * The Soviettes * LP III
09.) Pink Turns To Blue * Hüsker Dü * Zen Arcade
10.) Blackman * Hazel O’Connor * Breaking Glass
11.) Rat Brains & Microchips * Lost Sounds * Rat Brains & Microchips
12.) Wild * The Nuns * The Nuns
13.) Ride A White Horse * Goldfrapp * Supernature
14.) Sniffing Glue * The Exploding Hearts * Dirtnap Across The Northwest
15.) Trash * Doll * Beggar’s Banquet: The Punk Singles Collection
16.) Do The Pop * Radio Birdman * The Essential Radio Birdman: 1974-1978
17.) All I Could Take * Pointed Sticks * Waiting For The Real Thing

KPSU Playlist

Va Va Voom, LIVE!

VaVa Voom

VaVa Voom

Va Va Voom, LIVE! (Live Friday 069)

When you’re walking down the street and you hear a sound that makes you stop and do a double take, you know you’re listening to VaVa Voom. This sexy sextet of PDX rock stars blend rock and pop to create a wonderful sound that’s been turning plenty of heads at clubs and house shows, telling stories of sex, drugs, booze, and the end of civilization as we know it. Their songwriting is top notch, and their stage show makes you want to shake it ’til they let you join the band. Until then, you’ll have to catch them here, tonight, on Live Friday.

The Black Noise Orchestra, LIVE!

Andy Z

Andy Z

The Black Noise Orchestra, LIVE! (Phase I Episode 120)

Special two-hour show!  With Songs The Lord Taught Us out for the week, we took this opportunity to stage yet another performance by none other than The Black Noise Orchestra! For their third live performance, we were conducted by none other than Andy Z, long time KPSU DJ and co-host of the moss garden variety hour. We were joined by The Scrouch (host at Dekum Manor, and a member of the local group VaVa Voom), Ranger Mike (also of the moss garden variety hour) & Jasun Wurster, KPSU’s hard-working soundman. The show starts with a couple tracks from the new Acid Mothers Temple album, then kicks in to a full hour and 20 minutes of solid black noise. This one’s a keeper, so check out both hours… if you dare!  8 P.M. – 10 P.M

Playlist

01.) The Tale of the Solar Sail ~ Dark Stars In The Dazzling Sky * Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. * Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?
02.) Asimo’s Naked Breakfast: Rice and Shrine [Excerpt Part I] * Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. * Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?

03.) Performance * The Black Noise Orchestra * Live In-Studio Performance

04.) Asimo’s Naked Breakfast: Rice and Shrine [Excerpt Part II] * Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. * Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?

KPSU Playlist

The Brass Tacks, LIVE!

 

The Brass Tacks

The Brass Tacks

The Brass Tacks, LIVE!  (Phase I Episode 119)

Always looking for new live music, I turn to the local scene yet again and find PDX’s The Brass Tacks, a young psychobilly band still in search of a drummer, but ready to really show the down what’s what. We bring them in to play a few songs, chat about how they got together, and then to play some songs that fit their particular aesthetic and musical taste. This show is all about them, while I sit back and let the chaos do it’s thing. They don’t yet have a recording out, so this is your chance to download this show and have your very own. Enjoy!  9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Playlist

01.) I Can’t Believe It * Big Sandy & His Fly Right Boys * (MySpace Profile)

02.) Live In-Studio Performance * The Brass Tacks * 09/13/06

03.) Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood * The Animals * Animal Tracks
04.) We’ve Come So Far (To Be Here Today) * Radio Birdman * Zeno Beach
05.) All Kindsa Girls * The Read Kids * Grown Up Wrong
06.) My Old Man’s A Fatso * Angry Samoans * The Unboxed Set
07.) Complication * The Monks * Nuggets Boxed Set Disc 4
08.) Thin The Herd * Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers * Pandelerium
09.) Roll Me Through The Fire * Johnny Punchclock * (demos)
10.) Spend A Night In The Box * The Reverend Horton Heat * Spend A Night In The Box

KPSU Playlist

Mustaphamond, LIVE!

Mustaphamond

Mustaphamond

Mustaphamond, LIVE! (Live Friday 068)

Mustaphamond are one of those bands that defy classification or comparison, and with good reason: their stage show actually lives up to their reputation. So often in the music world, bands fall short of the “amazing” or “phenomenal” hyperbole attributed to them. With Mustaphamond, everything is 100% true. This band rocks as well as emotes, tears through blazing riffs and stops on a dime to introduce a new time signature, all the while giving you a stage show that is worth muscling your way through the crowd to see. But don’t take my word for it, as you never should. Just tune in to Live Friday this week and find out for yourself.

Trying To Figure Out What To Do With The Rest Of My Life

Where Am I?

Where Am I?

Trying To Figure Out What To Do With The Rest Of My Life (Phase I Episode Episode 118)

What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life? It’s a question that’s been weighing on my head lately. As I blast through an hour of songs that I try to use as a soundtrack to that all-important question, I urge callers to give me their advice between plugging some upcoming shows (like, the awesome Mustaphamond show tomorrow). I also feature a song by ex-bandmates Angry Foriegn Roomate, and continue to anticipate the super-bad-ass up-coming Mission Of Burma album. I send everyone off with a little Gnarls Barkley, the best album of this year.  9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Playlist

01.) Attack From Planet Hattifatteners * Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. * Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?
02.) Shed No Tears * Flipper * Generic Flipper
03.) Night-Goat * Melvins * Houdini Live 2005: A Live History of Gluttony and Lust
04.) (performance #4) * Mustaphamond * In-Studio Performance 07/29/05
05.) 03 * Ocrilim * Anoint
06.) North Pyramid Faceoff * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship
07.) Mr. In Between * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
08.) Bathroom Song * Angry Foriegn Roommate * This Chicken Tastes Like Hotdog
09.) Let Yourself Go * Mission Of Burma * The Obliterati
10.) (performance #2) [Excerpt] * Mustaphamond * In-Studio Performance 07/29/06
11.) Connected * Radio Birdman * Zeno Beach
12.) Braintrust * Hot Snakes * Thunder Down Under
13.) Stubble On The Chin Of A Vicious Brute * Men’s Recovery Project * The Very Best Of…
14.) Shains A-Go-Go * Los Shains * Mas Rock And Roll
15.) Crazy * Gnarls Barkley * St. Elsewhere

KPSU Playlist

Reverse Dotty And The Candy Cane Shivs, LIVE!

Reverse Dotty And The Candy Cane Shivs

Reverse Dotty And The Candy Cane Shivs

Reverse Dotty And The Candy Cane Shivs, LIVE! (Live Friday 067)

Portland sheet rock band Reverse Dotty And The Candy Cane Shivs started out with one simple mission: to make new dance music instead of listening to dance music that was already made. The band consists of five people but is occasionally referred to as a sextet, which they claim is because the kind of music they have been making so far is that kind of innuendo are ladled juicily over the quivering tremolo sound of stimulating heavy metal guitars, in rounds, through a Marshall half-stack. Their hope is that this approach will encourage or otherwise facilitate sexual intercourse between two or more parties who are listening to the music. Pretty lofty goals, but for those daring enough to pair off in their bedrooms, why not make Live Friday your sexy soundtrack?

Punk, Etc.

E.  T.  C.

E. T. C.

Punk, Etc. w/ Katie (KPSU Phase I Episode 117)

I start off on my own, trying to get a groove on, and end with a minion by the name of Katie to help me kick things into high-gear. I’m still in love with The Prids, as you could probably tell, and in anticipation of the Mission Of Burma show, I play some of the new album, plus Radio Birdman, Wire, and a track from the FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC new Nomeansno album. This one should probably be filed under “Punk, etc.” At this time our show was on from 9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Playlist

01.) Legacy * Zombi * Surface To Air
02.) Shoplifter * Mr. Quintron & Miss Pussycat * Swamp Tech
03.) Like Hearts * The Prids * …Until The World Is Beautiful
04.) Two People In A Room * Wire * 154
05.) Dream The Sweetest Dreams * The Television Personalities * My Dark Places
06.) You Just Make It Worse * Radio Birdman * Zeno Beach
07.) Spider’s Web * Mission Of Burma * The Obliterati
08.) We Wanna Know * Straitjacket * Modern Thieves
09.) Checkered Flag * Surfers De Los Campeones * Mas Rock And Roll
10.) Lizzie * Melvins * Houdini Live 2005: A Live History of Gluttony and Lust
11.) In Her Eyes * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
12.) Drink Up Son * The Brass Tacks * MySpace.com
13.) Start Wearing Purple * Gogol Bordello * Gypsy Punks
14.) Reactor * The Explosion * Flash Flash Flash
15.) Explode * The Unseen * Explode

KPSU Playlist

Tage Part III

Tage?

Tage?

Tage Part III (KPSU Phase I Episode 116)

Tage returns! Round III! I have to say, I am more or less in love with this man’s taste in music. Everything this man plays fills my heart with joy and makes me sit up and take notice. After a week off, Tage pulls out all the old records and thrills me with an hour of cool, cool rock music to make anyone’s mind melt. He covers the entire gammut, and leaves room to spare. Not only that, but he covers the hour after me solo, so if you like what you heard, check out the ten o’clock hour. I would suggest downloading all three Tage shows. They really are a trilogy.

Playlist

01.) Memo To Turner * Rolling Stones * Metamorphosis
02.) Cherry Red * The Groundhogs * Groundhogs Best 1969 – 72
03.) Stop This Train * Kevin Ayers * Joy Of A Toy
04.) Closet Kings * Legendary Pink Dots * Legendary Pink Dots
05.) Funky Punk * Dillinger * Cocaine In My Brain
06.) Surfing With Steve & Idi Amin * Hellen Keller * Killed By Death #999
07.) Transparent Radiation [Excerpt] * The Red Crayola * Parable Of Arable Land
08.) Saigon * William S. Fischer * Circles
09.) Chango * Devo * Hardcore Vol. 2
10.) Fat Cow * Nervous Gender * Nervous Gender / Beelzebub Youth Split
11.) Turpe Est Sine Crine Caput * Modulo 1000 * Não Fale Com Paredes
12.) Low Rent * Rentals * Killed By Death #666
13.) Bad Baby * Public Image Ltd. * Paris In The Spring
14.) Mister, You’re A Better Man Than I * The Yardbirds * The Very Best Of…

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Live Friday 066: Johnny Punchclock

Johnny Punchclock

Johnny Punchclock

Johnny Punchclock, LIVE! (Live Friday 066)

Punk roustabouts Johnny Punchclock scream hillbilly anthems like banshees in a whiskey fog, detonating any ideas about how much (or little) raw aggression you thought the string band idiom could possibly churn out. Really, that’s all you need to know to want to tune in this week. Won’t you?

Ashtray, LIVE!

Ashtray, LIVE! (Phase I Episode 115)

My friends Ashtray from down south were in town for a few days, so in addition to letting them stay in my living room and buy me a shitload of Bourbon, I also brought them in to play a set of music on the radio. Hilarity and hi-jinx proceeding, which included them playing a lot of stuff on their own, and giving me the low-down regarding thier tour. These guys are a high-energy punk band who managed to get not one but two shows in PDX before heading up north, both of which are going to be great shows. If you want to get and idea, just listen to this show.  9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Playlist

01.) ?? * ??
02.) Love Comes In Spurts * Richard Hell And The Voidoids * Blank Generation
03.) ?? * ??
04.) ?? * ??

05.) Tussin * Ashtray * Live In-Studio Performance
06.) Punk Rock Candy Mountain * Ashtray * Live In-Studio Performance
07.) Gonna Be Sick * Ashtray * Live In-Studio Performance
08.) Untitled * Ashtray * Live In-Studio Performance
09.) Sucks To Be You * Ashtray * Live In-Studio Performance
10.) Joe Morato Bomb * Ashtray * Live In-Studio Performance
11.) The Drinking Song * Ashtray * Live In-Studio Performance

12.) Summertime * Ashtray * White Sugar Is The Devil
13.) ?? * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
14.) I’m Trouble * Sado-Nation * The History Of Portland Punk, Vol. I
15.) Duckmandu * Moon Over Marin * Fresh Duck For Rotting Accordianists

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Tage Part II

 

The Sweet & Sour Savage Hour

The Sweet & Sour Savage Hour

Tage Part II (KPSU Phase I Episode 114)

Round Two! Tage is quickly becoming a favorite DJ around KPSU, and this week we asked him back to pick out more rare and wonderful records that fill my heart with so much joy. We start the show off with a tribute to the late great Arthur Lee, and then move straight into the obscuro with The Wimps, Disco Zombies, & Slug (Lovemakers). Jasun and Leigh pop their heads in briefly, and we chat about records all through the hour. If “Boys Will Be Boys” doesn’t do something for you, then there is something seriously wrong with your sensibilites.

At this time our show was on from 9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Playlist

01.) 7 And 7 Is * Love * Nuggets
02.) Summer Thoughts In A Field Of Weed * Q65 * The Complete Collection (1966-1969)
03.) Exciter * Judas Priest * Stained Class
04.) Gun * John Cale * Guts
05.) Sweat Pea * Tommy Roe * Dizzy
06.) Modern Girls * The Wimps * Messthetics #4
07.) Est-ce que tu le sais? * Sylvie Vartan * Sylvie
08.) Drums Over London * The Disco Zombies * Killed By Death Brittish D.I.Y. Vol 1
09.) Deaf Disco * Slugfuckers * Cacophony: 1979-1981
10.) Rumble On Mersey Square South * Wimple Winch * “Rumble On Mersey Square South” b/w “Typical British Workmanship”
11.) Boys Will Be Boys * The Fast * The Best Of The Fast: 1976-1984
12.) Tally Ho * The Clean * Anthology
13.) Split * Liliput * Liliput
14.) Kicks * Paul Revere & The Raiders * Midnight Ride
15.) Second Cousin * Flamin’ Groovies * Flamingo

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Tage Part I

Tage

Tage

Tage Part I (KPSU Phase I Episode 113)

This week I show new KPSU DJ Tage the ropes as he busts out his record collection and digs deep into the vaults of rock. A lot of this stuff is new to me, or so legendary I have yet to be able to purchase it. We go old and new, Stoner & Punk, International & Local, and bring you an awesome selection of stuff for the discerning fan. Tage and I got along so well, he’s joining me again for next weeks show. Start e-mailing your requests today!

At this time our show was on from 9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Playlist

01.) Surface To Air * Zombi * Surface to air
02.) Someone * Vomit Visions * Killed By Death #14
03.) Baby Pop * France Gall * Baby Pop
04.) Another Subculture Going Bad * Ivy Green * 7″ EP
05.) ESP * Twinkeyz * Alpha Jerk
06.) Chewy Chewy * Ohio Express * Chewy Chewy
07.) Rockaway Beach * Ramones * Mania
08.) Podivuhodný Mandarin * Plastic People of The Universe * Egon Bondy’s Happy Hearts Club Banned
09.) Murder By Guitar * crime * San Francisco’s Doomed
10.) Nothing Special * Big in Japan * “The Zoo” Uncaged 1978 – 1982
11.) Bluebird * We All Together * We All Together
12.) Sleeping Gas * The Teardrop Explodes * “The Zoo” Uncaged 1978 – 1982
13.) Lesson #1 For Guitar [Excerpt] * Glenn Branca * New York Noise
14.) White Magic / Black Magic * Saint Vitus * Heavier Than Thou

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Neutered Prunes & The Black Noise Orchestra, LIVE!

Neutered Prunes & The Black Noise Orchestra (KPSU Phase I Episode 112)

kiisu d’salyss was once a member of the band Cathead with yours truly, is the brain child behind the oddball entity Neutered Prunes, and additionally plays guitar in the well loved local group Empty Room.

He is also, in addition to being a local musician, THE POPE of The Church of Blasphuphmus, the faith we’re both intensely immersed in.

This evening, kiisu and I go through all sorts of shenanigans, including playing some tunes we enjoy, listening to a rare performance by Neutered Prunes, and then performing two improvised songs of our own under the guise of The Black Noise Orchestra. This is the first time we’ve performed publicly in almost 10 years, so this is one for the history books.

Enjoy!

(At this period, the show was on from 9 P.M. – 10 P.M.)

Playlist

01.) La Cucaracha (Long Version) * Eastside Connection * La Cucaracha 12″
02.) By The Mark * Danava * Invaders

03.) Hank * Neutered Prunes * Performed Live
04.) (piece 1) * The Black Noise Orchestra * Performed Live
05.) (piece 2) * The Black Noise Orchestra * Performed Live On

06.) Buffalo Gas Works * The Hataway Family Plot * MySpace

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If If, Was Was…, LIVE!

If If, Was Was...

If If, Was Was…

If If, Was Was…, LIVE! (Live Friday 065)

Backed by Vinh Nguyen on percussion (using several pieces of garbage, metal pipes, buckets, bamboo sticks, a giant wooden box), Megan Lockwood on Violin, and Rachael Wilson on a toy Xylophone and “Noise Machine,” If If, Was Was… (Chris Hoganson) writes a mixture of loud “Rock” songs, Crooning love ballads, and songs about dying. This, the newest incarnation of the band, will be going into the studio for the next few weeks to re-record the previously solo, “Another Word for Thesaurus,” which is currently out in another form and rockin’ the kids all over No. Po. The songs are strong enough to stand on their own with just Guitar and Vocals, but the wall of junky yet beautiful sound behind them makes them stand something much more impressive. They are a combination of heartfelt sentiment and bizarrely executed technical ability, and they are something that is worth listening to. While you can still locate the CD around town, the best way to hear them is to tune into Live Friday, this week, and check ’em out.

Steven Savoie, LIVE!

Steven Savoie

Steven Savoie

Steven Savoie, LIVE! (Phase I Episode 111)

As a member (and father) of The Mayonnaise vs. Venn, Steven has played down at KPSU a number of times, and as a career musician, he’s had his share of performances around the US. After a series of near-misses over the last month, we finally get together for a performance of original and covers, primarily performed on the piano. This is an intimate and beautiful performance by an excellent (and funny) musician, and we round the hour our with two great acoustic performances as well. This is one for a quiet and introspective evening, or if you want to laugh at us trying to be funny between the songs.  9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Starry Starry Starry, LIVE!

Starry Starry Starry

Starry Starry Starry

Starry Starry Starry, LIVE! (Live Friday 064)

Starry Starry Starry are a three person multi-instrumental pop group that play delicate music with guitars, piano, violin, mandolin, glockenspiel, percussion, voice and more. Although they consider themselves genre-less their sound ranges from country to Japanese punk rock. Probably the best way to get to know them is to attend a house party with their band carefully rockin’ out in the basement. The second best way is to tune in to Live Friday and give them a listen.

The Baron

The Baron!

The Baron!

The Baron (KPSU Phase I Episode 110)

Feeling frisky, confused, excited, dancy, and just a little bit like man’s futility in a meaningless Universe is a little too much to bear? Then this is the show for you! In a bit of a strange mood, I brought in some of the weirder things that put me in the mood. We start off with a little Mad Monster Party, and take it all the way to the other extreme, ending with the hottest (and most horny-inducing) Stooges song EVER! In the meantime a lot of other choice tunes turn up: Coachwhips, Little Fyodor, Acid Mothers Temple, you name it! But it all comes back to that’s confused grip on the world around you… what better way to make sense of it than here?  At this time, our program was on from 9 – 10 PM.

The Playlist:

01.) The Baron * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
02.) Track 04 * Voltage * Building The Bass Castle Vol. I
03.) Forever * Yuma Nora * Red Train Graphing The Sunset Of All
04.) Macbeth * Ciccone Youth * The Whitey Album

05.) Lakes In Space * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship
06.) Progressive Rock Medley * Ruins * Pallaschtom
07.) Hands On… * Coachwhips * Double Death
08.) I Want An Ugly Girl * Little Fyodor * The Very Best Of Little Fyodor’s Greatest Hits
09.) Phantom Fire Ball * Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno * “Another Band From The Cosmic Inferno European Tour 2005” Cosmic Funeral Route 666

10.) Antigravity * Pink Mountain * Pink Mountain
11.) I Ain’t Got None * Jandek * Interstellar Discussion
12.) Heel Toe * Dance Card * Waterlogged
13.) This Time * The Wipers * Over The Edge

14.) New Years Eve In A Haunted House * Raymond Scott * Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights
15.) Hit It And Quit It * Funkadelic * Maggot Brain
16.) Fun House * The Stooges * Fun House

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