Closet Radio Episode 069: Buttering The Birds (Retrocast)

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Joined by Tunacan Jones and Prof. Gibson, we’re reading through an issue of Tiger Beat, discussing teen idols, embarrassing moments, OMGs, and all sorts of rambly horror mixed with a lovely dose of fancy music.

Buttering The Birds

“Bad Girl” – Zakary Thaks
“Venus In Furs” – The Creatures
“Femmes Sous Cellophane” – Edith Nylon
“On Bettie Page” – Lux Interior
“Black Haired Girl” – The Alley Cats
“I Want A Punk Girl” – Thee Headcoats
“No Birds To Fly” – Virgin Prunes
“Mommy Complex” – Peaches
“Lost And Alone In A New Paradigm (Venus Of The Tumbling Towers)” –  Nehemiah St. Danger
“Tell Me Where’s That Girl”- The Milkshakes
“The X Girlfriend” – Castration Squad
“Somebody Else’s Baby” – Murder City Devils
“Baby Baby” – The Vibrators
“Hard Headed Woman” – Wanda Jackson
“Fat Bottomed Girls” – Queen
“Charles Spills His Water” – Match Game ‘76
“Don’t Go Away Go-Go Girl” – The Mr. T Experience
“Girl Gets Nervous” – Nicky & The Dots
“The Model Number” – Marisa Ribisi
“I Don’t Need To Tell Her” – The Lurkers
“Sharp Dressed Girl” – The Busters
“The Jezebel Spirit” – Brian Eno & David Byrne
“Ooh La La” – The Faces

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 068: Signal Exhalations (Retrocast)

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Sexy like a mad beast in a Nick Cave suit. Calgon, take us away!


Signal Exhalations

“Inferno” – The Gravetones
“Jealous Of Your Cigarette” – Hawksely Workman
“Disintegration” – Monarchy ft/ Dita Von Teese
“Her Way Of Praying” – Jesus and Mary Chain
“Wild Summer Nights” – Black Lodge Singers
“Some Weird Sin” – Iggy Pop
“You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here” – Frank Zappa
“Hellraiser” – Motorhead
“Never Trust” – Bruce McCulloch
“Cooking With Gas” – Nation of Ulysses
“You Are The Last Dragon (You Possess The Power Of The Glow)” – Murder by Death
“Station Blues” – Otha Turner
“Heaven” – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
“The Beast” – The Only Ones
“Killing Time” – Gallon Drunk
“Long Island” – That Dog
“I’ll Come Running” – Brian Eno
“We Real Cool” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
“Cinders” – Holopaw

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 067: The Dangers of Estrogen and Whiskey (Retrocast)

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This is a song about a girl.

This girl let Tunacan Jones pick out a power-pop playlist for his very first time. We are also joined in the studio by old pal Danny Dangerously, Miss Dirty Mollie and a few other strays. This is where the coffee and sleep deprivation kicks in.

The Dangers of Estrogen and Whiskey

“Poolside Frolic/Trudy Is Missing” – Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast soundtrack)
“Dracula’s Daughters” – Redd Kross
“Shrinking Violet” – Swearin’
“How I Met My Mother” – Guided By Voices
“Yesterday’s Girl” – Elephant Stone

“Heloise” – Sparklehorse
“The Story of Anna” – Cotton Mather
“The All-About-Me Girl” – honeychain
“Murry and Audree” – The Martial Arts
“Na Doo (Very Striking Girl) – Man City Lion

“Don’t Respond, She Can Tell” – The Loud Family
“Boy or a Girl” – Imperial Drag
“Hey Mom, Dinner” – Drive-In Intermission
“Here She Comes” – Skipping Girl Vinegar
“Judy Over The Rainbow” – Orange

“Speed Queen” – Robin Artus and Paul Kass
“Blank Girls” – Dum Dum Girls
“Simona La Ramona” – Spiderbags
“Greater Miranda” – Agony Aunts
“Stopping at Karla’s House” – The Corner Laughers
“Better Girl” – Best Coast

“Jennie Lee” – Jan and Arnie
“Sue Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” – Mother’s Children
“Kim Deal” – The Pillows
“Mona (I Need You Baby)” – Bo Diddly
“She Can Do It All” – Kurt Baker
“Women” – The Plimsouls
“Four-Eyed Girl” – Rhett Miller
“The Other Girl” – Vivian Girls

 KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 066: A Mere Matter of Semantics (Retrocast)

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The magic of words with Tunacan Jones and a special appearance by Miss Suzie Falk! We discuss Look Around You, Peter Serafinowicz, Tuesday Weld, talking cats, venerial disease, Robyn Hitchcock, the Instagramming habits of a certain co-host and so much more!

A Mere Matter of Semantics

“Street Man” — Malo
“I Wish I Liked You” – Robyn Hitchcock
“Writing On The Wall” – Lene Lovich
“Substitute” – The Who
“N Apostrophe T” – Tom Lehrer
“We Are Both Writers” – Kind Of Like Spitting
“Music” – Look Around You”
“I Us We You” – The Mutts
“Bob” – Weird Al
“Your I’s Are Too Close Together” – The Elevators
“Lord Love A Duck Theme” – Neal Hefti f/ The Wild Ones
“The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 7” – Alexandre Desplat
“Language As Symbols” – The Waking Life
“Part One of the Cowboy Trilogy” -Sean Lennon
“Speaking Of Talk” – SCTV
“Brain Dumb” – STNNNG
“Head Like A Hole” – DEVO

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 065: Gilgongo-A-Go-Go (Retrocast)

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The very first All-Vinyl episode of Closet Radio! We are joined by Mr. Tunacan Jones and Ms. Suzie Falk to bring you a whole whopping 2 hours of actual, authentic, real-life 7” records and mad tea-party discussions!

This episode features hand-picked songs courtesy of James Fella of Gilgongo Records who could not be with us in the KPSU studios in person as originally planned, but has guest DJed from across town in spirit.

Gilgongo Records is a vinyl-only label based out of Phoenix, AZ and features releases from such folks as French Quarter, Stephen Steinbrink, Soft Shoulder, Arrington De Dionyso, Wounded Lion, Father’s Day, Pigeon Religion, and tons more!

If you like what you hear and want your very own copies of many of these records or just want to browse their incredible selection of out-of-print rarities, you can check out more at the Gilgongo Store HERE.

So sit back, kick off your slippers and enjoy the snap, crackle, and pop of the needle drop.


“Wolf” – Nash The Slash
“My Hope For Better Jars” – Alak
“Soulmates” – Alak
“Mary Ann” – Soft Shoulder
“Wyld Parrots” – Wounded Lions
“Multi Purpose Anti-form” – Gay Beast
“Surveyor’s Measure” – Navies
“Divinity Infinity” – This Robot Kills
“Heartbeat” – No Babies
“Unman” – Mocket
“Jerks Are Creeping” – Neon King Kong
“Hand of My Hand” Sleep Mute
“Clean Up” – Die Monitr Batsss
“Auto de fe (1481)” – AGD
“Jail” – Old Time Relijun
“Motel Room Cabaret” – The Holy Kiss
“Antelope Attack” – First Nation
“When My Love Comes Down” – Grinderman

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 064: Opening Up On The Cutting Room Floor (Retrocast)

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Featuring our delightful new friend and super secret co-host, Mr. Tunacan Jones as well as Whitechapel Circus’ Dirty Mollie! We’re spinning some awesome tunes including brand spankin’ new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Petra Hayden! There are discussions of Nick Cave, Neil Diamond vs. Neil Sedaka, The KPSU Saturdays Weird-Off, The Hogwash, the spoils of technology, movie scores, David Lynch road trips, the wonders of Miss Emily and Braggs Factory Diner, Gene Wilder’s hair, Blue Meanies, RHPS, and of course, Jack Burton! You’ll feel so silly in the morning if you miss out on this magical radio three-way of excellence in madness.

Opening Up On The Cutting Room Floor

“Halo of Flies” – Alice Cooper
“I Can’t Take It Anymore” – Mojo Nixon
“Stairway To Nowhere” – The Neutron Bombs
“Outtaya Hair” – Sweat Lodge
“The Cat Piano”  – Eddie White/ Narrated by Nick Cave
“Goodnight Baby” – Thee Oh Sees
“Heathen Girls” – Heathen Girls
“Sinner In The Sea” – Calexico
“Saviour Machine” – Vice Squad
“Phaser” – Superdrag
“Psycho Prelude – Psycho” – Petra Haden
“Loom” – Rasputina
“Jubilee Street” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
“Sword of Damocles” – Rocky Horror Picture Show
“Wild” – The Nuns
“You Make Me Sick” – Satan’s Rats
“Slow Ride” – Hollywood Hate
“Hate Yr Guts” – Lovely Legs
Emily Ellipsis – JDK
“Make Me Smile” – The Slackers
“Hips Don’t Lie” – Shakira f/ Danzig (yex13 Remix)
“Leppo and The Jooves” – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
“Bizarre Love Triangle” – New Order

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 063: Notches On The Grid Lines (Retrocast)


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Joined once again by Tunacan Jones and Miss Mollie to discuss nerdy stuff and whatnots on another delightful, ear lovin’ episode in the darkness of Closet Radio!

Notches On The Grid Lines

“Crawl Home” – Desert Sessions
“Checkers Speech” – The Mr. T Experience
“Classy” – Kenickie
“Lively Arts” – Janitors of Anarchy
“Here” – Luscious Jackson
“Jump For Joy” – The Passions
“Sweet ‘69” – Babes in Toyland
“Walkin’ With The Beast” – The Gun Club
“Staying Sick” – Lux Interior
“Wilder Wilder Faster Faster” – The Cramps
“Moving In Stereo” – The Cars
“Don’t Be Square (Be There)” – Adam & The Ants
“Come A Little Bit Closer” – Jay and the Americans
“Helicopter” – Bloc Party
“Gasoline” – The Bloody Hollies
“Hole In My Heart” – Cyndi Lauper
“The Execution of All Things” – Rilo Kiley
“Out in the Street” – The Who
“Raincheck Variations” – Wounded Lion
“Smart Enough To Run” – 88 Fingers Louie
“Indies to the Andes in His Undies” – Hoosier Hot Shots
“An Awkward Gait” – Potsie
“Inbetween” – Michael Yonkers f/ The Blind Shake
“Slow Ride” – Hollywood Hate
“Anywhere” – The Scarring Party
“Lifted” – The Weird Lovemakers
“Transfusion” –  Nervous Norvus

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 062: Gone Fishin’ (Retrocast)


Go with the flow. Be a fish. DO not be afraid of water or smell like a fish. Joined somewhere in the future of darkness on Saturdays by our old friend, Miss Dirty Mollie and new Silent sidekick, Mr. Tunacan Sam Jones… this could be interesting.


Gone Fishin’

“Sealab 2021” – Gush
“Back At The Blue Whale” – Robert Cobert Orchestra
“How To Fish” – Goofy
“Worm” – Boris The Sprinkler
“The City In The Sea” – Basil Rathbone (Edgar Allen Poe)
“Song For A Warrior” – SWANS
“Insurance Shanty” – Monty Python’s Flying Circus
“Buried in Water” – Dead Man’s Bones
“The Nose Story” – Home For The Holidays
“Fish Im Wasser” – Nina Hagen
“Movement A”  – Decahedron
“Memories from A Shore” – Right Away, Great Captain!
“Hit The Sand” – The Chrome Cranks
“Queens of Too Late” – Theodore Grimm
“Rose Garden” – Southern Culture on the Skids
“Where You’ll Find Me Now” – Neutral Milk Hotel
“Red Queen (Musick to Play in the Dark)” – Coil
“Showdown #4 – Fish” – Kids In The Hall
“(Are You On The Inside Or The Outside Of Your) Pants” – The Makers
“Noises of the Evening”  – Doctors of Madness
“All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace”- Richard Brautigan
“The Restless Waves” – Dirty Three
“Down The Line, Love” – Castanets
“Aladdin Sane”  – David Bowie
“The Sea Is Calm” – Cocorosie
“Return To Foam” – The Intelligence
“The World Keeps Going Around” – The Kinks
“Penelope” – Pinback
“Star of Hairs” – Robyn Hitchcock

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 061: Reconfigured Forever After (Retrocast)

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With the impending new year knocking on our doors post-apocalypse and our beloved station taking a holiday break until 2013, Closet Radio brings you a very special ClosetCast free of FCC ties that bind our normally scheduled programming featuring a few friends stopping in for the adventure!

This episode is a smidge over the usual 2 hours and finds us in the company of Miss Suzie Falk once again and also by our newest convert, Mr. Tunacan Jones. We get down and dirty on various pressing topics such as Kids In The Hall, Eraserhead, Pretty in Pink, a few favorite fellow artists, the joys of collecting, and so much more! We’ll also take you on a sound clip adventure, throw in some hand-picked tunes and round out the whole deal with a solid dose of obscenity. Why? Because we can.

So zone in, tune out, have the usual listener discretion that is nearly always advised and enjoy the mad rambles of coffee fueled late nights for grown ups!

Don’t forget to tune into KPSU on Saturday, January 5 when we return to the FM dial in our spankin’ NEW TIME SLOT from 6-8pm! Expect all of the usual hi-jinks and audio delights that you have come to love us for as well as a few new tricks hiding up our sleeves! We do hope you’ll come along for ride!

Reconfigured Forever After

“Welcome Back” – John Sebastian
“Fuck The World (I’m Hanging Out With You Tonight)” – The Unlovables
“Clock Is Ticking” – Cathead
“We Didn’t Come Here To Rock” – Andrew Jackson Jihad
“”Brides of Neptune” – Cracker
“Essential Truth” – Jim White
“Wrong All Along” – Cheap Trick
“Floods New Light” – Thee Oh Sees
“Slow Nerve Action” – The Flaming Lips
“Blue As I Can Be” – Mr. Airplane Man
“London Stories: Churchill and the Second World War” – Groucho Marx
“Go Haunt Someone Else” – Kevin Devine
“Here’s Where The Story Ends” – The Sundays
“In Heaven” – Peter Ivers & David Lynch
“Eraserhead” – Bruce McCulloch
“The Jeep Song” – Dresden Dolls
“The Oldness” – Xiu Xiu
“Get It On” – Grinderman

Closet Radio Episode 060: Looking Back At You (Retrocast)

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Everything gets a little sparky around this time of year and technology is no one’s friend. Welcome to experiments in live radio, dear friends!

This episode features erratic behavior typical of the Hexmas season and also a return guest appearance of THE artist herself, Miss Suzanne Falk! She had so much fun on her previous audio adventure with Closet Radio that she came back for more! This week we cover the joys of winter weather, life as a desert night owl, making gifts for Frank Kozik and Duncan Trussell, the lost art of fan mail, fortune cookies, the importance of communication in our daily lives, making time for nothing, the light of darkness, staying positive during tragedy, and more insight than you can shake a jingle bell at!

Join us for fragmented glimpses forward and back through no time in particular!

Looking Back At You

Hour 1

“Tremendous Risk For Mr. Ferdico” – And Also The Trees
“Glasshouse Tarot” – Sparta
“I Just Might Crack” – April March f/ The Makers
“Bernadette” – The Four Tops
“Don’t Tell” – TripleFastAction
“You Can’t Erase A Mirror” – Children of the Mushroom
“Goodbye To The Village” – Killing Joke
“Supernaturally” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
“Speak of The Devil” – Things To Come
“Looking At You” – The Damned
“Nasty Nasty” – 999
“Wait A Minute” – The Wipers

Hour 2

“Mirror Blues” – Died Pretty
“It’s Not Funny Anymore” – Husker Du
“Reflected” – Alice Cooper

*Chatting with Suzanne Falk

“Burning Mirrors” – Lumerians
“A Nice Cup of Tea” – Captain Sensible
“Rich In Mercy” – Heathen Girls
“Where’s Bill Grundy Now? – Television Personalities
“Calamity Crush” – Foetus
“Be Prepared” – Tom Lehrer
“Middle Cyclone” – Neko Case

Closet Radio Episode 059: Quantum Quartering of Abducted Affectations / 59x: Excavating The Omega (Retrocast)

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Chilling winds blow through another empty mind lost in loving obscenities often overlooked. Waking and walking through a blustery haze you once heardin the distant future. Open your eyes to watermelon sugar-coated cakes, sip your tea and await the return of ashes to dust.


“S.O.F.T.” – Elastica
“Down For The Hit” – The Chrome Cranks
“In Tune” – Johnny Curious & The Strangers
“Blow Up Your Mind” -The Cramps
“Harmony In My Head” -Buzzcocks
“Skizzo Skizzo” -Kandeggina Gang
“Dirty Little Secrets” – The Sex Crimes
“Star Bellied Boy (Radio Edit)” – Bikini Kill
“Pause” – Discharge
“Today” – The Alley Cats
“That Last” – Fetish
“Out Of Time” – Mick Harvey
“Middle of The Night” – The Soviettes
“All I Want” – Snatch
“Can’t Stop These Things” – China Drum
“Always Calling” – The Moving Targets


“Below The Drop” – The Effigies
“Subversive Pleasure” – Chalk Circle
“Got It Made” – Lovely Legs
“Sweet Suburban Dreams” – Discharge
“Break On Through” – The Weirdos
“Absent Mind” – Mission Of Burma
“You’ve Been Duplicated” – Chrome
“The Darkness Is Only The Shadow Of Our Light” – Healers
“Midnight Lust” – The Underground Youth
“Sugarlight” – X
“The Affectionate Punch” – The Associates
“Over and Over” – MC5
“Constant” – Emilie Autumn
“This Time Tomorrow” – The Kinks
“Moonland” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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Originally airing during the hours when Whitechapel Circus is heard on the KPSU airwaves, this full 2-hour episode is a companion to Episode 59 and features a guest appearance by renowned painter and merrymaker, Suzanne Falk for a discussion on her latest UFO series of paintings, the magic of surprise mail, some wisdom from the Duncan Trussel Family Hour, and so much more! Best of all, it’s tied up in a wonderful digital audio package for your adoration and ear tickling!

“Let Me Be Your Cigarette” – Dax Riggs
“Sweet Stuff” – Click Click
“Pretty Boys” – The Au Pairs
“Some Velvet Morning” – Lydia Lunch f/ Nick Cave
“Sick Of Dreaming” – Murder City Devils
“Strawberry” – Butthole Surfers
“Deliberate Indifference” – The Frumpies
“Laugh Laugh” – Beau Brummels
“It’s The Only Time” – The Girls At Dawn
“Teenage Dreamer” – The Scientists
“Future Blues” – Ramblin’ Jeffrey Lee
“Faster and Faster” – DEVO


“Think That It Might” – Altered Images
“Eternal Sunshine” – Jean Shepard
“Vulture Culture” – Lover!
“Rhinestone” – Alpha Skool
“Ruin and Renew” – The Blue Meanies
“Makeup” – Mr. T Experience
“Resonance” – Ex-Girl
“This Is My World” – Mano Negra
“Overture To The Rotting Rainbows of Babylon” – Nehemiah St. Danger
“Never Say Never” – Romeo Void
“Child of God” – Sawyer Family
“Fuego!” – Murder By Death
“Scratch” – Skeleton Key

KPSU Playlist


Closet Radio Episode 058: Hitherto Haste of The Misplaced Heathen (Retrocast)

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Keeping the time along lost lines of communication deflecting from unspoken truths floating from her lips like a prayer. Staccato interruptions echo through my hungover skull and found myself once more straying from the pack. Staggering under the influence of our own memories and refusing to walk in your waking world is all we never asked for. Until the answers are seen in the light of another future, we can only rearrange the pragmatic pasts of those yet to come.


“With Friends Like You, Who Needs Friends” – Mark Mothersbaugh
“Mr. Power” – The Pleasure Seekers
“The Abandoned Brain”- Robyn Hitchcock
“Surprised?” – Clark & Eddie/ Christmas Vacation
“Making Sense” – Polysics
“Imagine” – Wow Wow Wubzy
“Ruby Red” – Marc Almond
“I’m A Stranger Here” – Five Man Electrical Band
“Not Living At All” – Mr. Airplane Man
“Wrong Idea” – Thee Oh Sees
“Not Fun” – Potsie
“Anxious Color” – Painted Faces
“I Can’t Escape Myself” – The Sound
“In This Town” – Murder City Devils
“Don’t Even Try” – Michael Yonkers w/ The Blind Shake
“Cowboy Bob” – Butthole Surfers
“Live Wire” – Naked Raygun
“False Horizon” – Mountain Con

“I See Sound” – Moth
“Shangri La” – The Kinks
“Palaces of Montezuma” – Grinderman
“Twist The Blade” – Non Compos Mentis
“Dirty Harry” – Edie McClurg/ Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
“Get It Over” – Mighty Go-Go Players
“New Centre of the Universe” – The Saints
“Then I’ll Be Happy” – Josephine Baker
“Stop and Listen” – The Shag
“More Than Real” – Junior Boys
“Not Concerned” – HAL9000
“It’s All In The Mind” – Twisted Nerve
“Land Down Under” – Funeral Dress
“What Do You Want From Me?” – Monaco

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 056: Get Inside My Estocar – Estocar, LIVE! (Retrocast)

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Taking time away from peddling records to minors on the streets of Seattle and bribing an unsuspecting Portland resident to “sample the merchandise,” the eve
r-rtating but always excellent Estocar joined Closet Radio for a live in-studio performance and interview.

They’re pushing heavy doses of the latest ear-drug aka Faux Fiction which was self-released this past May. Regular users of Estocar have reported this new effort to have effects similar to that of growing up punk in the early 80’s, only with better hair and a heaping history of fine taste in music. In short, these guys know where it’s at.

Audibly illustrated not only in their own music, but also in the tracks they chose for this week’s playlist as each member also contributed a great deal of the songs in this episode, is a solid mix of old with new, dark with bright, locals with legends, and perhaps a dash of “I don’t know what this is, but I like it!”

Our pal, DJ Austin Rich of Blasphuphmus Radio also joins us for this episode providing not only the sound engineering but also acting as co-host and commentator. Long-time listeners of KPSU Saturdays already know how blessed we are to be in the presence of The Pope, but the newly converted will be doubly-delighted!

So, if you find yourself unable to release the kung-fu grip on those Gang of Four, Joy Division, Wire, Talking Heads, and Pop Group records then this episode will soothe those white knuckles.


“Just Like Honey” – Jesus & Mary Chain
“Emergency Room” – The The The Thunder

Live Set

“Guru’s Revenge” – Estocar
“Please Advise” – Estocar
“Untangled From” – Estocar
“Catch My Drift” – Estocar

“I Will Dare” – The Replacements

Estocar Interview

“Leave Me Alone” – Chappaquiddick Sky
“Warm Leatherette” – The Normal
“Years Later” – Cactus World News
“American Beat” – The Fleshtones
“Baby Ran” – 54-40
“Attempt To Steal” – Night Mechanic
“I Am The Fly” – Wire
“Corner Soul” – The Clash
“You Must Be A Witch” – Lollipop Shoppe
“Henry Rollins Don’t Dance” – Allo Darlin’
“Protect Your Daughters” – Sawyer Family
“Downtown At Dawn” – Richard Hell & The Voidoids
“Constant Waiting” – Johnny Dowd
“Cost of Living” – Downliners Sect
“Underscore” – Spires that In The Sunset Rise
“I’ve Been Through It Before” – The Plagues
“Saturday Night” – Suede

KPSU Playlist



Closet Radio Episode 055: All Souls On Sale (Retrocast)

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With the holiday season off to a bang, some of you out there may be in need of a refill on soul. Some of you may feel like you
have no soul left. Some may be missing a soul or two. Maybe your soul is getting a little raggedyaround the edges. Well that’s okay because we have just the solution for all of your soul needs! Today’s episode is just loaded with souls! Might I even dare to say, chockfull of souls! We’ve got souls left and right! Souls black, white, cherry striped and MINTY! We’ve got souls with holes and souls with no holes! Souls that pogo and soul
s a-go-go! There are even rubber souls and souls riding on the funk-o-tron! There are souls ready for more with their dancin’ shoes on! There are souls that are totally gone!

We have souls stocked to the brim on every shelf, corner, nook and cranny! This is a total blow-out on souls, folks! We still have piles of souls left! You won’t find more souls for your buck ANYWHERE else! Now, you’re probably thinking, “but Rikki, how can you offer this many souls crammed into a single two-hour program? How do they fit?” To that I say, I’m drawing a blank. Stay tuned and get slathered in souls. They’re covering everything and making the world a little bit funkier without having to scrub down after. 50 Helens agree that a regular soul-cleansing is best at least 30 minutes after after a hearty meal, so grab a snack and love the one you’re with because we have more souls than we can explain to your mo
m. Our loss is your gain! Dive on into the swirling wonderland of souls and be sure to hold the handrail firmly!


“The Complicated History of The Concept of The Soul” – The Mr. T Experience

“All Souls Day” – Unwound

“My Soul” – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

“Soul of A Man” – Ford Theater Reunion

“Procession” – 45 Grave

“Search & Destroy” – The Stooges

“Body & Soul” – Sisters of Mercy

“Midnight Soul” – Marc Almond

“God Polka” – Archbishop Jason Polland

“Sookie Sookie” – Don Covay

“I Believe To My Soul” – MC5

“Filet of Sole” – Dead Milkmen

“You Are What You Love (Radio Edit)” – Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins

“Blue Suede Shoes” – Motorhead

“We Gotta Have More Soul” – Mojo Nixon

“Well Runs Dry” – The Aggrolites

“Interstellar Soul” – T. Rex

“Double-O Agent Soul” – Edwin Starr

“Soul Makossa” – Rod Hunter

“The Spirit Was Gone” – Antony & The Johnsons

“Challenging Death” – Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

“Crossroad Blues” – Robert Johnson

“Day By Day Livin’”- Foreign Orange

“Lose Your Soul” – Dead Man’s Bones

“Pit of Souls” – Robyn Hitchcock

“Black Soul Choir” – 16 Horsepower

“Little Bit Of Soul” – The Ramones

“Soul Brother” – Queen

“Reggae Got Soul” – Toots & The Maytals

“Soul Kitchen” – X

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Closet Radio Episode 054: Getting Down In The Underworld (Rikki Horror Picture Show Part 4) (Retrocast)

imageCloset Radio Episode 054: Getting Down In The Underworld (Rikki Horror Picture Show Part 4) (Retrocast)


2012 Rikki Horror Picture Show part 4

Spindly fingers tap a tick-tock rapping to the beat in a perfect square to awaken that which had slipped through the cracks of perception. There is dirt under your nails and blood in your seams with limbs all akimbo conveying subtleties of breakdown in unison. A scan of the peripheries proves playing possum is the true opiate of the masses, so when they figure us out, just torch the whole thing to ashes.


“Theme” – The Outer Limits OST
“In A Strangeland” – Talk Normal
“Party Of The First Part” – Bauhaus
“Death Is A Star” – The Clash
“Nightmares In Red” – The Brain
“The Whip” – The Creeps
“City Hobgoblins” – The Fall
“Hell-A-Vision Shock” – Mad Sin
“Prince of Darkness” – Electric Hellfire Club
“God of All Spiders” – Ken Nordine
“Mickey Mouse & The Goodbye Man” – Grinderman
“One Step Beyond” – Madness
“Trick Or Treat” – Mr. Jelly
“Monster Man” – DEVO
“Lowest of the Low” – Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak f/ Sour Grapes
“All Hallows Eve” – Blood Junkies
“Paranormal Pair O Pants” – The Nourishment
“Punky Punkin” – Fran Alison
“Son Of The Mummy” – Bob McFadden and Dor
“Werewolf” – Five Man Electrical Band
“Graveyard Rock” – Tarantula Ghoul & Her Gravediggers
“I Love My Monsters” – The Voronas
“Things That Scare Me” – Neko Case
“Devil In My Car” – The B-52’s
“Do The Ripper” – The Incredible Staggers
“Where Wolves Drink” – The Girls
“The Hills Have Eyes” – The Video Nasties
“Jabberwocky” – Cruxshadows
“The Name Is Nothing” – Thomas Ligotti
“Down, Down To Goblin Town” – The Hobbit OST
“Black Widow” – Alice Cooper
“St James Infirmary” – Standells
“The Horrors of The Museum” – Rudimentary Peni

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Closet Radio Episode 053: The Afterlife of Automatons (Rikki Horror Picture Show Part 3) (Retrocast)

imageCloset Radio Episode 053: The Afterlife of Automatons (Rikki Horror Picture Show Part 3) (Retrocast)


2012 Rikki Horror Picture Show part 3

Snap and pop into the ashes beyond your dark windows when the unexpected invites itself in. The numbers click back until our bluest spectre whispers that unconscious fishes cannot differentiate between the uninspired sleepwalkers and idle fans refusing to spin.When that chip on your block shocks and flatlines, we become merely ghosts of the machine.


“We Kept Our Kitchen Clean and Our Dreaming Quiet” – Castanets
“Still Around” – The Scarring Party
“Something Wicked (That Way Went)” – The Vernian Process
“Clowny Clown Clown” – Crispin Glover
“Don’t Make Me Kill You Again” – Kepi Ghoulie
“Coraline” – Rasputina
“Circus Apocalypse” – Vermillion Lies
“Headless Ghost” – Nightmares
“Minister To A Diseased Mind” – The Bachs
“The Girl Who Was Death” – The Prisoner
“I Was A Teenage Creature” – Lord Luther & The Kingsmen
“The Ghost Song” – Salty Holmes
“We’re Comin’ To Kill Ya’” – Zachariah
“Vampire From Outerspace” – The Independents
“Wolfskin Killer” – Zombeast
“Cannibal” – Scratch Acid
“Rosemary’s Baby” – Mia Farrow
“Satan” – Paul Wibier
“Captain Howdy” – Twisted Sister
“Vampire Carpets” – Son of Svengoolie
“Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood” – Don Hinson & His Rigamorticians
“The Bunyips” – Dot & The Kangaroo
“Nightbreed End Title Theme” –
“The Night” – Toni Basil
“Svengoolie Street” – Screaming Yellow Theater
“It” – Regulaires
“Draculena” – Aaron McNeill
“Bloodstains” – L7
“Sleeping in Blood City” – The Fatals
“John Hardy” – Gun Club
“Nature’s Dark Passion” – The Damned
“Goodbye Horses” – Venus Infers

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Closet Radio Episode 052: No More Room In Hell (Rikki Horror Picture Show Part 2) (Retrocast)

imageCloset Radio Episode 052: No More Room In Hell (Rikki Horror Picture Show Part 2) (Retrocast)

2012 Rikki Horror Picture Show part 2


Looking into empty reflections searching for any sign of life. Remember to breathe when the lungs collapse, the brain shuts down ticking off glass-eyed marbles on the spinning wheel of preservation merely locked in a jar on the doctor’s shelf. We must recapture what never was.

“Epitaph” – Robert Corbert Orchestra f/ Jonathan Frid
“Old Snake Road” – Hell Caminos
“Shallow Grave” – Mad Marge & The Stonecutters
“On A Pale Horse” – The Gravetones
“Curse of The Hearse” – Haunted Cologne
“On The Coattails Of A Dead Man” – Primus f/ Tom Waits
“Psychodead” – Dead Skeletons
“The Fourth Horseman” – Aphrodite’s Child
“They’re All Dead” – The Prostitutes
“Raise The Dead” – Caravan of Thieves
“Fire & Brimstone” – Ralph Stanley
“Wayfaring Stranger” – 16 Horsepower
“Billy’s Dead” – Deadbolt
“(Not Adam)” – Foetus
“Gallows Twist” – Manual Sex Drive
“Scarecrow” – Ministry
“Dead Puppies” – Ogden Edsl
“Stone Dead Forever” – Motorhead
“The Immortal Death” – Crass
“La Danse Macabre” – Le Bass Harmonistes
“The Ghost With The Most” – The Almighty Defenders
“Buried Deep” -Petra Schelm
“Ragdoll Physics” – Diablo Swing Orchestra”
“I Hold Your Hand In Mine” – Tom Lehrer
“Undertaker” – Southern Culture on The Skids
“Ain’t No Grave (Can Hold My Body Down)” – Johnny Cash

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Closet Radio Episode 051: Going In For The Kill (Rikki Horror Picture Show Part 1) (Retrocast)

Closet Radio Episode 051: Going In For The Kill (Rikki Horror Picture Show Part 1) (Retrocast)


2012 Rikki Horror Picture Show part 1

With the spark of an eye, this stranger is marked by the temperatures of light. Her heart ticks to a syncopated beat as sharp as the blade in her hand. Silenced by fear of no bumps in the night when a dark reflection of what no longer ceases to be seen.

“Tricks and Treats” – Lux Interior
“Helter Skelter” – The Beatles
“Woman of Mass Destruction” – Woolly Bandits
“Where Evil Grows” – The Gore Gore Girls
“Lady Scarface” – Lydia Lunch
“Kill You” – Tioni and The Tomcats
“Satan Is Her Name” – Steve King
“The First Mrs. Jones” – Bill Anderson
“Stab Stab Stab” – Screeching Weasel
“Crizila” – Calabrese
“The Velorium Camper III: Al The Killer” – Coheed & Cambria
“Pretty Baby” – Lords Of The New Church
“Ted Bundy Was A Ladies Man” – Des Roar
“The Electrocutioner” – The Residents

“Janie’s Got A Dissolvo Ray” – Zombina & The Skeletones
“Uncle’s Got A Sweetheart pt.2” – Madeline
“French Wife” – Daryl Scairiot
“Leroy” – The Fibonaccis
“Fever” – The Cramps
“Pretty Little Girl” – The Pine Box Boys
“Impaler” – The Sawyer Family
“Knife Fight” – Katastrophy Wife
“Belladonna” – Siouxsie & The Banshees
“Lovely Creature” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 050: Told You Before – Not Now Not Ever, Live!

Not Now, Not Ever

Not Now, Not Ever

Closet Radio Episode 050: Told You Before – Not Now Not Ever, Live!
(Featuring a live performance by local upstarts, Not Now, Not Ever, live on Closet Radio! )


Brand spankin’ new band from the hairy depths of Portland, Not Now, Not Ever, joined Closet Radio live in the KPSU studios for an instrumental whiplash of dark-post-prog-with-a-steaming-side-of-strings experience that you’ll thank me for later!

This fierce foursome is immensely talented at bringing epic tales of adventure to any ear brave enough to slip into their web of cinematic audio bliss. But that’s not all, because the interview portions of this episode are equally entertaining as we discuss gaming, sci-fi movies, Portland music, and how this beast of a band came to life. If you’ve gone to the dark side of the moon and were able to come back, then this is definitely and episode you won’t want to miss!

Our good pal and righteous dude, Austin Rich of Blasphuphmus Radio was also on hand to plug things in, turn knobs, push buttons, provide commentary, ask the important man questions, and of course, proving once again to be the best co-host and sound guy a Rikki could ask for! I haven’t even mentioned that he also took photos (including the one below), video, and wrote an awfully nice two-cents worth over at his portion of the web-o-tron! Be sure to check out his show as well if you haven’t already to have a spot of tea, a good listen, say hi and thanks!

Austin’s Notes:

It’s not just that Miss Rikki Lee always has her finger on the pulse of what is great and wonderful in this world.  If you tune in to Closet Radio with any frequency, then you know that she is on a mission to present all that is beautiful and fun in this world, both new and old.  And this logic extends to both music new and old.  It’s not enough that when she books touring acts that she picks some of the finest bands that she’s come to know and love over the years, but when she picks local artists, she manages to find them before just about everyone else.  Case in point: Not Now, Not Ever, a Portland band who performed for an audience for the first time the other day on her program, and I was lucky enough to engineer the sound.

Mining the cinematic, progressive rock sound that has been labeled everything from “instru-metal” to “post-rock,” Not Now, Not Ever incorporates orchestral elements into their compositions while writing their songs using improvisation in equal parts, to create beautiful soundscapes that transport you to another realm without a single trace of lyrics.  What shocked me was that that they did this as if they has been playing in front of crowds since the late ’90’s, and their competence clearly undermines the fact that they’ve only been at it for two years.  And they’re so young!  Not only is it easy to appreciate their skill as artists, but when they do start playing around town, you can still see them during their relative infancy.

In the meantime, I recommend enjoying this two hour blast of live music goodness.  Not only do I run the sound, but Miss Rikki and I tag team the interview, getting at the heart of what makes this band tick.  And as if that were not enough, Miss Rikki selects some stellar songs for the DJ portions of the show, rounding out this fantastic hour of Closet Radio.  It’s everything you’ve always wanted, all in one concentrated blast of radio goodness.


MyFacester+ Photoset (includes a video clip of their performance)

Told You Before

“Project X” – Mothers of Invention


“Husker Don’t” – Not Now, Not Ever
“Psychonaut” – Not Now, Not Ever

“Draconian Crackdown” – Rasputina

“Black Widow” – Not Now, Not Ever

Interview pt. 1

“Tick Tock Blues” – Manual Sex Drive
“Ambulances” – Ladytron
“Rude (Slight Return”  – Dirty Three

LIVE SET pt. 2

“June 5th” -Not Now, Not Ever
“Trip To The E.R.” – Not Now, Not Ever

“Crumble” – Calexico
“Mad World” – Tears For Fears

Interview pt. 2

LIVE SET pt. 3

“Improv Jam” – Not Now, Not Ever

Closet Radio Episode 049: Time Like A Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – Tiny Knifes, LIVE! (Retrocast)


Closet Radio Episode 049: Time Like A Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – Tiny Knifes, LIVE! (Retrocast)

(Originally aired 9-22-12.)

Closet Radio proudly presents the RADIO DEBUT of Portland post-art-punk trio Tiny Knives LIVE in the KPSU studios!

The ladies joined us to play some new songs off their must-have second release, “Static,” which is hot off the presses at Stankhouse Records in a convenient cassette tape format and also in the standard digital format from the Tiny Knives Bandcamp!

We also chatted a bit about their upcoming tour plans, other projects the ladies are involved in, heard a slew of good jokes, discussed the PDX music scene, and had an all around blast. As if that weren’t enough, you also get a hand-picked set of great songs by a few bands that the ladies dig themselves. If you’ve been looking for a package deal, this one is definitely for you!

Also on hand for this episode was Javan Villegas whom stepped in to save the day running sound for us. He did a fantastic job considering the circumstances into which he stumbled upon, but maintained his cool and most definitely deserves a good old fashioned nod and tip of the hat.

Unfortunately, there are no photos or videos from this episode because Alice was sick that day and wasn’t around to tell us not to play ball in the studio. Off to the left was the phone (as the camera had been forgotten amidst the chaos) which was no match for coffee and orange juice. However, if you’ve stumbled across this in your vast universal travels, then you probably have an excellent imagination anyway.

Thanks so much to everyone involved in making this episode possible, to everyone for listening, and most definitely to the badass ladies of Tiny Knives!


“Spooky Tight” – Fleshlawn
“Return of The Curse of The Creature’s Ghost” – Blood Beach

Tiny Knives Interview pt.1

“Geodesic Prison Song” – The Taxpayers

Tiny Knives LIVE SET pt. 1

“Nobody’s Man” – Nucular Aminals
“Aykranoid” – Prize Hog
Tiny Knives Interview pt.2

“Grunge Is A Myth” – Potsie

Tiny Knives Interview pt.3

“No One Lives Forever” – Oingo Boingo

Tiny Knives LIVE SET pt. 2

“Heidi’s Head” – Lilliput

Tiny Knives Interview pt.4

“More Cake” – Lunge
“Human Host” – Big Black Cloud
“Seizure” – Drunk Dad
“Body Shake Jam” – Jizz Wisard

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 046: We Call Upon The Author (Retrocast)


Closet Radio Episode 046: We Call Upon The Author (Retrocast) 

Originally aired 9-1-12.

Words fog through the cracks in this already rattled mind. 348 blank pages of typewritten text still cannot explain how this became once again.


“Everything Was Stories” – Harry Crews
“Pure Imagination” – Smoking Popes
“Drunken Mouth Kitchen Smile” – Lawrence Arms
“She Talks To Rainbows” – The Ramones
“Rolodex Propaganda” – At The Drive In f/ Iggy Pop
“On Language” – Julie Ruin
“Ghostwriter” – Calexico
“Epic Tales of Adventure” – The Dead Milkmen
“Chapter 3: Towels” – Douglas Adams
“Journey of the Sorcerer” – The Eagles
“If Jesus Drove A Motorhome” – Jim White
“Dr. Who” – Delia Derbyshire
“Regenerate Exterminate” – Chameleon Circuit (Request)
“Astronaut (A Short History of Nearly Nothing)” – Amanda Palmer f/ Zoe Keating
“The Confession” – Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire
“The Sounds of the Universe in My Window pt. 1” – Jack Kerouac
“People Are Strange” – Echo & The Bunnymen
“Mah Sanctum” – Nick Cave
“The Universe (Some Information to Live in It) – Douglas Adams
“Decoder” – William S. Burroughs & Christiane F.
“These Are The Sad Songs (Sci-Fi Lullabies)” – Suede
“Gospel Noble Truths” – Allen Ginsberg
“Highly Illogical” – Leonard Nimoy
“Stories” – Gary Neuman
“History of the World part 1” – The Damned
“Hello Mr. Hitchcock” – Vampires of Dartmoore
“Explain” – That Dog
“How I Wrote Elastic Man (clean)” – The Fall
“I Just Want To Be A Movie Star” – Lester Bangs & The Delinquents

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 033: Save That Crap For The Radio – JJCnV In-Studio! (Retrocast)

JJCnV, Live! on Closet Radio!

JJCnV, Live! on Closet Radio!

Closet Radio Episode 033: Save That Crap For The Radio – JJCnV In-Studio!
(Featuring a live performance by, and interview with JJCnV, some appropriate music, and other ridiculous shenanigans. 5-26-12)

When Miss Rikki Lee asked me to run sound for her show, I knew I would say yes before hearing anything further.  I love meeting bands, especially touring ones, and running sound has been one of the most fun and fulfilling parts of being involved in radio.  So the fact that it was with such a cool band like JJCnV only made the entire situation that much cooler.  It’s sort of like being asked, “So, do you want to have fun for a few hours?”  The answer can’t be anything but, “Uhm, duh?”

On tour to support a recent, self-released album, entitled Brainiac Handsome (and available on 12″ vinyl, or digitally), these guys are the kind of rock band with which you want to spend every Saturday.  Funny, crass, rockin’, and loads of fun, they pack entertainment into every iota of their being.  What comes across for most listeners is exactly how much fun they’re having.  Within minutes of meeting them for the first time, we were all joking and crackin’ wise as if we’d been good friends for years, the kind of relationship that few sound engineers ever have with a band, let alone a touring one you met less than a quarter hour ago.  I had a great time hanging out with them, and that’s mostly because they rocked the fuck out, too.

JJCnV perform three short live sets, help Miss Rikki Lee pick out the DJ portions, and chat us both up for the better part of two hours.  I felt extremely honored not only to help run the sound, but perform the interview!  Rikki insisted that I join her in the booth, and I hope I conducted myself like a true gentleman as I invaded her very own program.  While I know that this is not the last time we’ll be working together like this, I have to say we started off with a bang.

JJCnV are on tour for another week or so, with shows in San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and San Pedro before returning home.  They have a number of websites, through which you can keep track of their various exploits, which include their personal website, a bandcamp page (where you can check out their back catalog), a MyFaceSter+ page (so you can keep up with them while you’re at work), and a variety of pages here and there, available exclusively through the search engine of your choice.  (Your usual Inter-Web-A-Tron rates and fees still apply.)  I should point out that if you pick up a copy of the LP, it comes with a download card, too, giving you no excuse to start up that record collection you’ve always wanted to ask your friends to help you move whenever you get kicked out.  It is very much worth the purchase.

I could wax poetic until the frogs come home, but I think it’s probably best that you just check them out by streaming or downloading this show, and then watching them live when you get a chance.  Special thanks, again, to Miss Rikki Lee, for not only booking these guys, but asking me to run sound.  As always, a real treat.

Picasa Photoset

See JJCNV’s photos HERE.

Here are the shots I took as a special added bonus!

Closet Radio Episode 032: Inevitable Half-Truths and Lies (Retrocast)


Closet Radio Episode 032: Inevitable Half-Truths and Lies

(Originally aired 5-19-12)

“Master Of The Situation” – The Mr. T Experience
“Writing On The Wall” – The Five Canadians
“A Date With John Waters” – John Waters
“Stairway To Nowhere” – The Neutron Bombs
“Bob” – Ed’s Redeeming Qualities
“Lion’s Share” – The Germs
“Nice Legs, Shame About Her Face” – The Monks
“Can’t Tame Me” – The Benders
“Like What, Me Worry?” – 006 w/ The Sweet Nothings
“Job” – The Nubs
“Don’t Roll Your Eyes” – The Barreracudas
“The Estatic Truth” – Werner Herzog
“Generals” – The Damned
“I’m A Dullard” – The Skinnies
“Love Is Alright” – Cliff Noble & Co.
“Office Practice” – Beevers
“Loud, Fast Rules” – The Stimulators
“I Should Have Known Better” – Wire
“Trouble Come This Morning” – Crime & The City Solution
“Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell” – The Stooges
“Pretty You Ugly” – eX-Girl
“Yardsale Heart” – Lenguas Largas
“Doesn’t Seem To Help Now” – Mud Hutters
“Future Is Now” – Nina Hagen
“Save My Soul” – Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry
“On Puttering” – Frank Capra’s Platnum Blonde
“Deny Everything” – Fluffy
“Very Bad Feeling” – Mr. Airplane Man
“House of Cards” – Manual Sex Drive
“Smiling Faces Sometimes” – The Undisputed Truth
“Antique High Heel Red Doll Shoes” – Rasputina
“Heavy Makes You Happy” – The Staples Singers
“Gonna Quit” – Dirty Dog

KPSU Playlist

Closet Radio Episode 167: The Place On Lombard

St._Johns,_Oregon_electric_trolley,_1904Closet Radio Episode 167: The Place On Lombard


“Love That Bob” – The Church of Subgenius

“Everything You Snow Is Wrong”-  Daphne Oram / The Firesign Theater

“I Am Jack’s Taboo” – Arthur Lyman  & Wolfman Jack

“I Am The Slime” – Frank Zappa

“The Grand Delusion Part 7: Grave Implications b/w Sonic Outlaws” – Tape Beatles

“Invocation of My Demon Brother” – Mick Jagger /Lester Bangs

Spectres of the Spectrum – Craig Baldwin

“Automatic Writing (1979)” – Robert Ashley

“Ocean” – Metallic Falcons

“Headwave Samba” – Minoy/ Max Headroom/ Zen Sutherland

“In Heaven” – Peter Ivers/ Fats Weller

“You’ve Got Me Bugged b/w Devolution” – Devo Remix

“Beg Your Pardon” – Crass

“N-Er-Gee (Crisis Blues) “ – The Residents

“Speak” – SWANS

“Pleasure Is The Boss” – Die Haut f/Nick Cave

“Paradise” – Manual Sex Drive

“I Am God” – Negativland

“The Answer is Positivland” – Negativland/ Mark Hosler Remix

“I Don’t Think So” – Psychic TV f/ Gibby Haynes

“A Conscious Living Freedom” – Maryanne Amacher – Andre Gregory – Henry Miller

Closet Radio Episode 166: Off Into The Night

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*record store day saturday

*pledge drive


“It’s Up To You” – The Hi Fives – …And A Whole Lotta You

“At The Seams” – The Epoxies – Stop The Future

“Heart + Me” – The Chinkees – Present Day Memories

“Classy“ – Kenickie – At The Club

“Holiday Road” – The Whippersnappers – Punk Bites 2

“Who’s Laughing Now?” – Exene & The Original Sinners

“Nervous Breakdown” – The Circle Jerks – American Hardcore

“Skirts and Scars” – Amazombies – Bitches & Stitches

“Breaks My Heart” – Duane Peters Gunfight – S/T

“Time For Me, Time For You” – The Felt Ups – Demo

“Icecream & Cigarettes” – Katastrophy Wife – All Kneel

“People Who Died” – Jim Carroll Band – Catholic Boy

“Descent Into The Inferno” – Foetus – Nail

“Fire and Rain” – Me First & The Gimme Gimmes – Have A Ball

“The Beat (of Our Own Drum)” – JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Beat of Our Own Drum

“The Death of Me” – Dex Romweber Duo – Is That You In Blue?

“Youth Is Wasted On The Young” – Chain & The Gang – Music’s Not Everyone

“Let Us Get Murdered” – Andrew Jackson Jihad – Ghost Mice Split

“Barracuda” – Rasputina – A Radical Recital

“Take My Hand” – The Creepshow – Run For Your Life

“Hypocrite” – World Wide Message Tribe – Heatseeker

“The Black Pope” – The Quintessentials –

“Stalking After Midnight” – Stellar Corpses – S.C. Psycho

“Spit It Right Back” – Hour of The Wolf – Power of The Wolf

“Monster (Massive Return)” – Mission Creeps – Dark Cells

“Lights In The Sky” – Tiny Knives – we’re Our Own Wolves

“You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About” – Father’s Day

“Failures” – Warsaw – S/T

“Fever” – The Pagans – Pink Album

“One Way Street” – The Saints – (I’m) Stranded

“Last Rockers” – Vice Squad – The Riot City Years

“Go Tell The Women” – Grinderman – Grinderman I

Closet Radio Episode 165: Assimilated Saints

Saints_Cyril_Methodius_Catholic_Church_1916-4Closet Radio Episode 165: Assimilated Saints


“Hey Hey You Say” – Papas Fritas – Helioself

“Jet Boy Jet Girl” – The Damned – Wait For The Blackout

“Knowledge” – Operation Ivy – S/T

“Streams of Sorrow” – Silver Apples f/ Spectrum

“Brute Force” – Microfilm – The Bay of Futures Past

“Red Alert” – Compact Space –

“Burning Skulls” – Lydia Lunch – Shotgun Wedding

“Insanity” – Oingo Boingo

“Untouchable” – Crime & The City Solution – Room of Lights

“Punch and Get Out” – Dahlia Seed – Survived By

“Mr. Rock ‘n Roll” – Robyn Hitchcock – You and Oblivian

“I Came As A Rat” – Modest Mouse – The Moon and Antartica

“In The Room Where You Sleep” – Dead Man’s Bones – S/T

“Hungry Hand” – The Scarring Party – Woke Up With Fangs

“Scream For Me” – The Sawyer Family – The Burning Times

“When It Rains, It Really Pours” – Elvis Presley – Sun Records Outtakes

“Big Iron” – Marty Robbins – Gunfighter Ballads

“You Can’t Unring A Bell” – Tom Waits –

“(I’ll Love You) Until The End Of The World” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Songs For A November Night

“Suicide Song” – Starlings – Demo

“Voices In The Floorboards” – Cemetery – Demo

“The Subterraneans” – Jack Kerouac

“The Last Beat Of My Heart” – Siouxsie & The Banshees – Live 1991

“1.2 Persistence of Vision (16 January)” – RPM Orchestra – Livewire Acts

“Fire and Brimstone” – Ralph Stanley – Lawless OST

Closet Radio Episode 031: Blue Suede Boogie Shoes (Retrocast)

DSC01876Closet Radio Episode 031: Blue Suede Boogie Shoes (Retrocast)

(Originally Broadcast on 12 May 2012 on KPSU.)

Blue Suede Boogie Shoes:

01.) “Sugar Dumpling” – Sam Cooke
02.) “Shake” – Otis Redding f/ Eric Burdon & Chris Farlowe
03.) “Psychedelic Shack” – The Temptations
04.) “Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)” – The Booze
05.) “I Dig That Rock ‘N Roll” – Earl Wade
06.) “Sister Ray Charles” – JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
07.) “Got A Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul” – Patsy Cline
08.) “Rock & Roll” – Groupies Delite & The Sandwich Band
09.) “I Want To Be A Girl” – King Khan & The Shrines
10.) “The Girl Can’t Help It” – Little Richard
11.) “Everybody Come Clap Your Hands” – Moody & The Deltas
12.) “In The Basement pt.1” – Etta James & Sugar Pie DiSanto
13.) “Just This Side of Blue” – Squirrel Nut Zippers
14.) “Do The Bamalama” – The Flaming Sideburns
15.) “I Feel Alright” – The Delmonas
16.) “Camel Walk” – The Ikettes
17.) “Elizabeth Jade” – Robyn Hitchcock
18.) “Miss X” – MC5
19.) “Big Booty Woman” – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
20.) “I’m On Fire” – Jerry Lee Lewis
21.) “Psychedelic Pill” – The Tyde
22.) “Blast Me To Bermuda” – Shannon & The Clams
23.) “Livin’ For The Weekend” – The Dirtbombs
24.) “Feelin’ Good” – Little Junior’s Blue Flames
25.) “Messin” Around” – Deal’s Gone Bad
26.) “Hey Hey Girl” – The Space Cakes
27.) “Odd Socks” – The Maharajas
28.) “Psychotic Reaction” – Brenton Wood
29.) “Shake It Wild” – King Salami & The Cucumber Three
30.) “Jump Children” – The Flamingos
31.) “Can’t You See” – Mary Wells
32.) “Uh Huh Her” – PJ Harvey
33.) “So This Is The Night” – The Slackers

KPSU Playlist

The Closet Radio Video Jukebox (VideoZine #6)

The Closet Radio Video Jukebox

The Closet Radio Video Jukebox

The Closet Radio Video Jukebox (VideoZine #6)

A Journey Into The Radio Unknown.

Directed by Austin Rich

Live documentation of performances on Closet Radio, with additional material shot by Miss Rikki & Tunacan Jones.



Step inside the incredible world of Miss Rikki’s Closet Radio, and witness the strange and bizarre happenings that await you inside!  Rock & Roll music, tempting your hips to move and shake!  Secret gatherings with loud, rhythmic blasts of teenage libido!  Orchestrated by none other than Miss Rikki herself!  This is: The Closet Radio Video Jukebox!

This collection contains a wide range of performances from the number of artists who swept through the studios, including one field trip to The East End.  A dozen artists spread out over 60 minutes, this collection wraps up Series 1 of our VideoZines, and brings you some of the wildest moments from Closet Radio’s history.  Drink deep, and enjoy some of the greatest Rock & Roll to grace the airwaves.

The Closet Radio Video Jukebox: A Journey Into The Radio Unknown



The Closet Radio Video Jukebox


01.) “Inappropriate For Grown Ups”
02.) “Please Advise” by Estocar
03.) “The Story So Far”
04.) “Condemned Vessel” by The Limit Club
05.) “Hue” by Bastidas!
06.) A Song by No Bone
07.) “Ashamed” by Monogamy Party
08.) “Hunter of Bugs” by JJCnV
09.) A Song by No Bone
10.) “Green Mile” by Sweat Lodge
11.) “Husker Don’t” by Not Not Not Ever
12.) A Song by No Bone
13.) “Jet Black” by Gobstopper
14.) “Blank Stare” by Monogamy Party
15.) A Song by Towers
16.) A Song by La Fin Absolute Du Monde
17.) A Song by DEAD
18.) “Untangled From” by Estocar
19.) “Attitude” by No Bone

Closet Radio Episode 164: Provacative Invocation

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“It’s You” – Shark Pants – Let’s Get Killed

“The Unheard Music” – X – Los Angeles

“I Want In” – The Avengers

“Crack of Dawn” – Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Spurts

“I Owe It To The Girls”  – Teddy & The Frat Girls – S/T

“When Words Are Not Working” – The International Noise Conspiracy – Bigger Cages, Longer Chains

“One Last Kiss” – Cub – Pillow Queen

“Freedom Song” – Randy – The Human Atom Bombs

“Be My Guru” – The Hoodoo Gurus –

“Crumbling Down” – Go Betty Go – Nothing Is More

“Fight The Rich” – The Messengers – S/T

“Jilted John” – The Vandals – Generations II

“With My Looks And Your Brains” – The Mr. T Experience  – Revenge Is Sweet And So Are You

“Windowsill” – Tilt – Til It Kills

“Sunshine” – Screeching Weasel – BoogadaBoogadaBoogada

“Solid Gold Easy Action” – T Rex – Tanx

“Antiworld” – Nina Hagen – Nun Sex Moon Rock

“Devil’s Rain” – The Gravetones – Dig It!

“Carry On My Wayward Son“ – GWAR – 2014

“From Her To Eternity” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live 1989

“(A Proverbial Explanation For) Why No Action Was Taken” – Algebra Suicide

“In Cythera” – Killing Joke

“Midnight Trance” – Di Di Mau – S/T EP

“Things I Don’t Remember” – Ugly Casanova – Sharpen Your Teeth

“End Of The World Delight” – Pink Mink – S/T

“Funnel Of Love” – Wanda Jackson

“Hell Bent” – Brian Setzer – Ignition!

“Skip A Beat” – The Cool Jerks – Cleaned A Lot Of Plates In Memphis

“The Other Side of Midnight” – Levi Dexter – Rockabilly Idol

“Crazy Little Child” – Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love

Closet Radio Episode 163: Spleens Resplendent

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“Roll With The Punches” – Las Trasgos Muertos

“Mad From Birth To Death” – The Revillos – Attack!

“Real Cool Time” – The Gories – The Shaw Tapes

“Sex Beat” – The Gun Club – Fire Of Love

“Bad Infection” – The Applicators –

“High On The Hog” – Nunzilla –

“Nasty Nasty” – 999 –

“Drunk And Broke” – Bring Your Own Weapon – BYOW

“You’ve Got A Great Body, But Your Record Collection Sucks” – Sloppy Seconds –

“Fisticuffs On Frederick Street” – The Toy Dolls – Bare Faced Cheek

“Forgotten Rebel” – The Virus – Still Fighting For A Future

“Bottle Song” – The Arrivals – Goodbye New World

“It’s All Wasted” – New York Rel-X – Sold Out Of Love

“Dull” – Pinhead Gunpowder – Jump Salty

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“Pretty Ballerina” – Jason Falkner –

“Walk Away Renee” – The Left Banke –


“She’s Not Here Or There Or Anywhere” – The Direct Hits – Secrets

“Survival” – The Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong

“Big Britches” – Theo & The Skyscrapers – So Many Ways To Die

“Dog Inside Your Body” – The Butthole Surfers – Independent Worm Saloon

“Six Strings That Drew Blood” – The Birthday Party – The Bad Seed EP (Mutiny Sessions)

“Good Friday Every Day” – Bolth – If You Want Peace, Prepare For Class War

“I Remember” – MDC – American Hardcore OST

“Scad” – Eye For An Eye – Gra

“I Know Nothing” – Ms. America – Be My Friends

“Life Sentence” – The Dead Kennedys – Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death

“Automated Life” – The Neutron Bombs – EP

“Big A, Little A” – Crass – Best Before

“Options” – The Proletariat – The Proletariat

“Used To Work” – Citizen Fish – Thirst

“Serene” – Sunshine Mind – S/T – Loiipop

What’s This Called?: 4 April 2015: Bob Bucko Jr., LIVE!

Bob Bucko Jr.What’s This Called?: 4 April 2015: Bob Bucko Jr., LIVE!

Hear the fantastical droneamericana psych guitar and pedal explorations of Iowa’s second proudest export after corn ethanol Bob Bucko Jr!

Your host Ricardo Wang and cohost/soundboard cosmonaut Austin Rich are thrilled to hang with Bob who put in an amazing set last night at Mothership Music.

Set Your Listening Device to the Heart of your mind then ease your seat back and tune in baby.

MyFacester+ Photoset

Closet Radio Episode 162: Ball of Puppet Strings

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Buzzcocks – “Promises” – Singles Going Steady

SWANS – “Beautiful Child” – Feel Good Now, Inc.

Die Mannequin – “Empty’s Promise” – Demo

The Neon Boys – “That’s All I Know (Right Now)” –

Secret Abilities – “You’re Alive” – The Henson Stitch

Piss Test – “No Money”

Shark Pants – “Later Alligator”  – Porno Snakehead

The Flytraps – “Get Outta Town”

Mark Sultan – “We’re Sinking” – Sultanic Verses

The Mob – “Another Day, Another Death”  –

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “As I Sat Sadly By Her Side” – No More Shall We Part

Uno Lady – “change In My Pocket” – Amateur Hour

These Immortal Souls – “I Ate The Knife”

Slim Fortune – “Wreck My Life” –


Pretty Boy Thorson & The Falling Angels – “I Know I Said I Love You But I Guess I Don’t” – Ain’t It Funny…

The Slackers – “Rider” –

Bomb The Music Industry – “Side Projects Are Never Successful” – Goodbye, Cool World

The Templars – “Straight To Hell” – Omne Datum Optimum

Oingo Boingo – “Only A Lad” – Boingo Alive

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The Coolies – “Talkin’ ‘Bout Doug (Reprise)”

T.S. Eliot – “The Hollow Man Poem”

The Olivia Tremor Control – “Athena”

The Queers – “You Make Me Wanna Puke” – Beat Off

The Limit Club – “Fang (Don’t Forget My Misery)” – This Is Cutthroat Business

Cheap Trick – “Baby No More” – Cheap Trick

The Boils – “Shadow Of The Flames” – World Poison

Naked Aggression – “They Can’t Get Me Down” – Heard It All Before

Butthole Surfers – “Dog Inside Your Body” – Independent Worm

The Prosthetics – “We Are All Gonna Die Of Cancer” – Bad Intentions LP

SNFU – “She’s Not On The Menu” –

Discharge – “The Price Of Silence” –

Monty Love – “Gravely Mistaken” – Monty Pit Final

Ten Foot Pole – “It’s Not Me” – Godmoney OST

Closet Radio Episode 161: Fashionably Fastidious

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The Riverdales f/ Rev. Norb – “Fun Tonight” – S/T

Mexican Moustache – “Unga Unga” – Mexican Moustache EP

Public Image Limited – “Disappointed”

Shannon & The Clams – “Hunk Hunt” – Scuffle With The Clams

The Shrills – “Pink Hotel” – 7”

Lovely Legs – “Hate Yr Guts” – S/T

Mr. Airplane Man – “Like That” – Moanin’

Janitors of Anarchy – “Butcher” – Last Call

Human Tetris – “Things I Don’t Need”

Acorn Bcorn – “Trap Door Rhythm” – Ladies in Waiting

Peaches f/ Iggy Pop – “Kick It” – Fatherfucker

Satan’s Rats – Louise

The Smugglers – “Elite Manilla” – Heide Sez

Holly Golightly – “No Big Thing”

The Heathen Girls – “Heathen Girls” – S/T

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Midnight Man” – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!

3 Mustaphas 3 – “Tunsticka Pjesma” – Peel Session 1991

Killer Pussy – “Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage” – Teenage Enema Nurses In Bondage

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – “The Unballad Ballad ot The New Folksinger” – Unentitled

Radio Birdman – “Murder City Nights” – Radios Appear

Beck – “Satan Gave Me A Taco” – Stereopathic Soulmanure”

Gallon Drunk – “The Soul of The Hour” – The Soul of The Hour

The Mission Creeps – “They Look So Good In Black” – Dark Cells

New York Dolls – “Fishnets and Cigarettes” – One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This

Television Personalities – “Part Time Punks” – Yes Darling, But Is it Art?

Cute Lepers – “Terminal Boredom” – Can’t Stand Modern Music

Your Mother – “Color Me Badd Religion” – One Big Inside Joke

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – “Make Me Smile” – The Best Years Of Our Lives

Closet Radio Episode 160: Mooning The Moonies

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(3 March 2015)

The Adverts – “New Church” – Crossing The Red Sea

Legal Weapon – “Daddy’s Gone Mad”

Michael Yonkers f/ The Blind Shake – “Mega Folly” – Carbohydrates Hydrocarbons

Baby Woodrose – “Just A Ride” – Third Eye Surgery

The Wipers – “Our Past Life” – Over The Edge

The Fall  – “Eat Yourself Fitter” – Totally Wired

Bruce McCulloch – “Doors” – Shame Based Man

Mr. T Experience – “Are You There God? It’s Me . Margaret” – Our Bodies, Our Selves

Danielson Famile – “Rubbernecker”  – Tri-Danielson

This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb – “Like Before” – Front Seat Solidarity

Cake Like – “Lorraine’s Car” – Bruiser Queen

The Scarring Party – “Eye” – Come Away From The Light

The Soviettes – “Multiply and Divide” – LP III

Channel 3 – “Strength In Numbers” – Fear of Life



The Okeh Laughing Record – 1922

Sparklehorse – “Don’t Take My Sunshine Away” – Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain

Hospitality – “I Miss Your Bones” – S/T

Reverend Beat Man – “Jesus Christ Twist” – Get On Your Knees

SubHumAns – “Big Brother” – The Day The Country Died

Yamantaka// Sonic Titan – “Saturn’s return” – UZU

Catholic Spit – “Devil’s Pact” – A Pact With The Devil

A Place To Bury Strangers – “Mind Control” – S/T

Reverend Bizarre – “Children of Doom” – Thulsa Doom

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “I Had A Dream Joe” – Henry’s Dream

Tom Basden – “I’m Aware That I’m A Werewolf” – Being Human OST

Nehemiah St. Danger – “Overture To The Rotting Rainbows of Babylon” – The Slow and Painful Birth of Nehemiah St. Danger


Closet Radio Episode 159: Ramblin’ Recitations

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Drats!!! – “The March (Trash The Place)” – Welcome To New Granada

Adam & The Ants – “Beat My Guest” – SLC OST

Knockout Pills – “Not For Nothing” – 1+1=ATE

Cowboys From OuterSpace – “Preaching The Blues” – Salvo of 24 Gunshots

Bomb The Music Industry! – “(Shut) Up The Punx” – Scrambles

2 Pump Louie – “Possessed” – Demo

The New Bomb Turks – “Jukebox Lean”

Man-Cat – “What’s Your Damage?” – Hunt, Catch & Kill EP

The Dead Milkmen – “I Dream of Jesus” – Not Richard, But Dick

Fabulous Disaster – “Suck It Up” – I’m A Mess

B Team – “This Damage” – Homework #9

Flipper – “Ha Ha Ha” – Blow’n Chunks

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Curse of Milhaven” – Murder Ballads

Lene Lovich – “Say When” – Lucky Number

Hawksley Workman – “Jealous of Your Cigarette”

Zombina & The Skeletones – “Nobody Likes You When You’re Dead” – Taste The Blood Of…

The Left- Rights – “Station Wagons” – S/T

The Plainfield Butchers – “Nothing To Prove” – Hard to Be Human


Mr. T Experience – “Makeup” – Milk, Milk , Lemonade

Castanets – “My Girl Comes To The City” – Decimation Blues

Tuscadero – “Just My Size” – The Pink Album

The Germs – “Lion’s Share” – (MIA) The Complete Germs

The Soft Boys – “Insanely Jealous” – Underwater Moonlight

romeo Void – “Never Say Never” – Never Say Never

MC5 – “Miss X” – High Time


Sunshine Mind – Instrumental
Have You Ever Had A Dream Like This
Larry Collins and Joe Maphis – Golden Slippers
The New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine

What’s This Called?: 14 March 2015: Soriah, LIVE!

SoriahWhat’s This Called?: 14 March 2015: Soriah, LIVE!

(Note: This is a heavily trunkated version of the broadcast, which has been lost, unfortunately.  This recording contains both performances by Soriah, with a small story told by him that was not included as part of the original broadcast.  The playlist that follows is from the lost broadcast.)  


“Daglarym” by Uger-Khan from Songs of the Masters
“And Slowly Fell My Ocean Drone” by Sevens Collective
Chad Organica in A Minor
Soriah Live
Nathan Youngblood & Soriah – Recuerdos De Luna
Lustmord w/ Soriah – Grigori

Austin’s MyFacester+ & Twinsti-Risto-Grammaphone Photoset


Closet Radio Episode 158: Multiplying Doc

Closet Radio Episode 158: Multiplying Doc

Multiplying Doc (2-17-15):

Magic Sam – “Every Night About This Time”

eX-Girl – “E-Sa-Ya”

Thee Oh Sees – “The Dream”

The Hex Dispensers – “Insomniack”

Grinderman – “Honey Bee Let’s Fly To Mars”

Mattress – “It’s Coming Down”

Milk At Midnight – “This Is The Part Where I Hit You”

Koffin Kats – “Ignite”

Bloodshot Bill – “Hanging Me Tonight”

Lifers – “Magic Markers”

Monogamy Party – “Blank Stare”

The Insaints – “Live Fast Ride”

Chesty Malone & The Slice ‘Em Ups – “Satan Met A Lady”

Mothers of Invention – “Bow Tie Daddy”

Katastrophy Wife – “Liberty Belle”

Chalk Circle – “The Slap”

Coheed & Cambria – “Shameless”

PJ Harvey – “Ecstasy”

The Gun Club – “Ghost On The Highway”

Mountain Con – “False Horizon”

Sawyer Family – “Don’t Care No More”

These Immortal Souls – “I Ate The Knife”

Kevin Devine – “Brother’s Blood”

The Nuns – “Gimme Danger”


01 – Good Morning, Mr Rooster – Super Simple Songs

02 – Hillbilly Jewels – I Love My Rooster (Decca 28672) 78rpm

What’s This Called?: 13 December 2014: Bruce Pavitt Interview! (Retrocast)

Bruce Pavitt

Bruce Pavitt

What’s This Called?: 13 December 2014: Bruce Pavitt Interview! (Retrocast)

Your host Ricardo Wang has the pleasure of interviewing the founder of the Sub Pop fanzine and subsequent record label Bruce Pavitt. Bruce has a new book that celebrates the early zine and radio show days of Sub Pop, and we’ll hear some selections from Sub Pop 5 one of his earliest cassette zines.

What’s Important Beakers Sub Pop 5
Kill Yr. Idols Sonic Youth Sub Pop 100
Come Out Tonight Steven Jesse Bernstein Sub Pop 200
Gila U-Men Sup Pop 100
Digital Alarm Steve Fisk Sup Pop 5
Job Club Jungle Nausea Sup Pop 5
Untitled Steve Fisk Sup Pop 200
Spy vs. Spy Pell Mell Sup Pop 5
Pajama Party in a Haunted Hive Beat Happening Sub Pop 200
Interview Bruce Pavitt On What’s This Called?
Lifespan Embarrassment Sub Pop 5
Debbie Bruce Pavitt Sub Pop 5
Nothing to Prove Wipers Sub Pop 100
Gonna Find a Cave Girl Trouble Sub Pop 200


The Guitar Shop: March 4, 2015

The Guitar Shop: March 4, 2015

Guitar Shop Jeff Beck (opening theme) Guitar Shop
Old Town (live) Tommy Emmanuel & Clive Carroll
Windy & Warm Clive Carroll
O Jerusalem Kim Canaan
Oh, Lady Be Good David Naiditch
Oregon (live) Clive Carroll
Oregon (live) Stephen Bennett
Walls of Jerusalem Dave Bova Divina
That Train Angelo M. Steelwork
Jelly Bean Rootwork Tevis Hodge Jr. Blues & Rags
Seven Come Eleven Bill Frisell & Dale Bruning
Seven Come Eleven Charlie Christian
Reach Down Temple of the Dog (Mike McCready, guitar)
When The World Gets Small Govt Mule Shout
Howe ‘Bout It Greg Howe Parallax
Evergreen is Golder Maragold
Magic Pain Maragold
Dope On A Rope Rock Candy Funk Party We Want Groove
Where Be Mosada? Larry Carlton Kid Gloves
Feels Like A Hug Victor Bailey (Wayne Krantz, guitar) Low Blow
Goodbye Porkpie Hat Jeff Beck (closing theme)


Closet Radio Episode 155: Rolling Out The Red

Closet Radio Episode 155: Rolling Out The Red

Rolling Out The Red (1-25-15):

13th Floor Elevators – “You’re Gonna Miss Me” [The Psychedelic Sounds Of:]

The Avengers – “Cheap Tragedies”  [Zero Hour, June 13, 1979]

The Creeps – “Ain’t No Square” [Enjoy The Creeps]

The Trolls – “Walkin’ Shoes” [7”]

The Opposite Six – “I’ll be Gone” [7”]

Mystery Machine – “She’s Not Mine” [Battle Of The Garages Part 2]

The Weirdos – “We Got The Neutron Bomb”  [7”]

Naked Raygun – “I Don’t Know”  [Throb Throb]

The Damned – “Nasty” [The Light At The End Of The Tunnel]

JJCNV – “El Dorado” –  [Brainiac Handsome]

The Birds – “Next In Line” [7”]

The Tryfles – “Your Lies” [S/T]

The Bloody Hollies – “Infatuation of The Girl” [If Footmen Tire You…]

Lenguas Largas – “Lost Twin; Found Twin” [Personality Disorder: A Collection of Arizona Punk]

Bastidas! – “In The Now” [Time Portal EP]

The Birthday Party w/ Lydia Lunch – “Slaughterhouse”  [The Front Row Is Not For The Fragile]

The Creatures – “Dancing On Glass”  [Right Now]

Die Monitr Batss – “Physical Distraction”  [Die Monitr Batss/ A.S.T. Split 7”]

Reverend Gary Davis – “Death Don’t Have No Mercy”

Annie Bright – “Sneakin’ Up On You” [7”]

The Frowning Clouds – “I Saw You” [Listen Closlier]

Scorpion vs. Tarantula – “Watching You Watching Me Watching You Go” [Claim To Fame]

Screeching Weasel – “Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World” [Ramones]

Gear – “Basement Rock”  [Achtung Chicago!]

The Sex – “Third Wheel” [Wet Brain]

Barry & The Remains – “Don’t Look Back” [S/T]

Foetus – “Need Machine” [Flow]

David Eugene Edwards & Crippled Black Phoenix – “Like A Mexican Love” [We Are Only Riders: The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project]

What’s This Called?: 28 February 2015: Experimental Grab Bag

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Tod Dockstader R.I.P., music from Elliott Sharp, Jonathan Newman and MORE!

Water Music Part 3 Tod Dockstader Organized Sound
Myst Tod Dockstader Aerial #1
Apocolypse Part II Tod Dockstader Apocolypse
Soft Aurora Tod Dockstader Recorded Music for Film, Radio and Television
Crowds and Power Elliott Sharp Amplified: New Music Meets Rock 1981-1986 from the Kitchen Archives No. 3
Swearin’ to the Flag Suicide American Supreme
Shopping is a Military Operation Producers for Bob Bob’s Media Ecology
Nommos’ Ghosts Muslimgauze Muslimgauze Systemwide Sound Secretion – Classics Selection
Spun ARU Consumed
If I Sleep the Plane Will Crash John Lurie The World According to Crammed
These Inflected Tentacles Jonathan Newman Vegetative States

The Guitar Shop: February 25, 2015

The Guitar Shop: February 25, 2015

After Hours Danny Gatton
Shadow Dance Stanley Jordan State of Nature
Stairway To Heaven Stanley Jordan Flying Home (1988)
The Celebration Charnett Moffett (featuring Stanley Jordan) Treasure
Home Cookin’ Funk Brothers (James Jamerson) Standing In the Shadows of Motown
Jazz Street Jaco Pastorius Jazz Street
Gina Lola Breakdown Dixie Dregs What If
East Bound And Down Jerry Reed RCA Country Legends
Stoney Creek Tony Rice
Swing ’51 Tony Rice
The Travis Crawl Stephen Bennett River
Malaguena Roy Clark
Walls of Jerusalem Dave Bova Divina
Cannibals Richie Kotzen Cannibals
Come On Free Richie Kotzen Cannibals
In An Instant Richie Kotzen Cannibals
I’m No Angel The Winery Dogs
32-20 Blues Joanna Connor Judgement Day: Songs of Robert Johnson
Goodbye Porkpie Hat Stanley Clarke (closing theme)


Closet Radio Episode 030: Like A Rhinestone Peg Leg (Retrocast)


Closet Radio Episode 030: Like A Rhinestone Peg Leg (Retrocast)

(Originally Broadcast on 12 May 2012 on KPSU.)

Like A Rhinestone Peg Leg:

01.) “Let Me Tell You About My Boat” – Steve Zissou f/ Mark Mothersbaugh
02.) “Underwater Moonlight” – The Soft Boys
03.) “Voices” – Siouxsie & The Banshees
04.) “Future Sailors” – The Mighty Boosh
05.) “Ping Island Lightning Strike Rescue Op” – Mark Mothersbaugh
06.) “Salt Water” – Zoe Boekbinder
07.) “A Whale Of A Tale” – Kirk Douglas
08.) “Drowning Man” – The Adverts
09.) “Sea Song Rehearsal” – Goathoven
10.) “Thirsty Dog (Live)” – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
11.) “Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” – Eddie Duchin f/ Patricia Norman
12.) “Jacques Cousteau” – The Basement Apartments
13.) “Oceans” – Tiny Knives
14.) “Sour Milk Sea” – The Beatles
15.) “Octopus” – Syd Barrett
16.) “No More Room” – The Scarring Party
17.) “On An Aching Sea” – O’Death
18.) “The Sailor’s Hornpipe/The Caucus Race” – Alice in Wonderland
19.) “Hook, Line, and Sinker” – THAT Damned Band
20.) “Flush It’” – JJCNV
21.) “Red Tide” – Neko Case
22.) “Shark Serenade” – Vermillion Lies
23.) “Octopus” – Angel & The Devines
24.) “Standing By The Sea” – Husker Du
25.) “Silver Sail” – The Wipers

KPSU Playlist

What’s This Called?: 21 February 2015: R.I.P. Mark Trayle

urlWhat’s This Called?: 21 February 2015: R.I.P. Mark Trayle

What’s This Called? begins this week with a tribute to electronic composer/improvisor Mark Trayle who passed away this week with tracks from both Mark’s extensive solo catalog and from his 1980s computer networking collective The Hub. Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time on Kpsu Portland.

Plastic Beetle Paul McCartney Liverpool Sound Collage
Peter Blake 2000 Super Furry Animals Liverpool Sound Collage
Watermusik Mark Trayle Etudes and Bagatelles
Hub Renga The Hub Wreckin’ Ball
Small Fractions Mark Trayle Etudes and Bagatelles
Ear Meal (excerpt) Mark Trayle Webcast
Quartet Mark Trayle Quartet Beyond Music at Beyond Baroque
The Erotic John Cage Sixteen Dances, for Soloist and Company of 3
Why You Hate Salamanders Blue Sausage Infant Flight of the Solstice Queens
Second Rising Power Circus Power Circus
Guitar Trio (1977) Rhys Chatham From the Kitchen Archives No. 3 Amplified: New Music Meets Rock, 1981-1986
Guitar Trio (1977) (Recorded Live 5/79 NYC) Rhys Chatham (with Glenn Branca, Nina Canal, Wharton Tiers) Tellus # 1
Tektonic Noisettes vs. Mortal Engines Static Blue

The Guitar Shop: February 18, 2015

The Guitar Shop: February 18, 2015

Guitar Shop Jeff Beck (opening theme) Guitar Shop
Surfer Girl Bill Frisell Guitar In the Space Age!
Cannonball Rag Bill Frisell Guitar In the Space Age!
Borsalino Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel The Day The Fingerpickers Took Over the World
Big Foot Eric Johnson & Mike Stern Eclectic
Messin’ With the Kid Bill Frisell Guitar In the Space Age!
Prayer For the Sea Stanley Jordan State of Nature
Ocean Breeze Stanley Jordan State of Nature
Tears For Jerusalem Tommy Emmanuel Little By Little
Capo Breton Lullaby Bob Ardern Craftsman
At the Edge of the Middle The Fusion Syndicate The Fusion Syndicate
Divina Comedia (Suite For Group & Orchestra) Dave Bova Divina
Short Tales of the Black Forest Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin, & Paco deLucia Friday Night in San Francisco
Cannonball Rag Merle Travis
Haba Na Haba Tommy Emmanuel Little By Little
Torchlight Larry Coryell with the Wide Hive Players
Spanish Moon (live) Gov’t Mule featuring John Scofield


What’s This Called?: 14 February 2015: For Lovers Only

What’s This Called?: 14 February 2015: For Lovers Only

It’s Valentine’s Day and LUV is in the AIR.

What Love Is Rocket From the Tombs Rocket Redux
Swing the Heartache Bauhaus The Sky’s Gone Out
Crush Four Dimensional Nightmare Icicles
Fetish Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused
Be My Husband Nina Simone Ultimate Nina Simone
I Love Her All of the Time Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising
I Prefer Your Love st. vincent St. Vincent
Kangaroo This Mortal Coil It’ll End in Tears
Love Comes in Spurts Richard Hell & the Voidoids Blank Generation
Love You Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
True Love Will Find You In The End Spectrum


Closet Radio Episode 029: A Fresh Pair of Subtle-less Chaps (Incomplete Retrocast)

imageCloset Radio Episode 029: A Fresh Pair of Subtle-less Chaps (Incomplete Retrocast)

(Originally Broadcast on 28 April 2012 on KPSU.  This episode only exists incompletely.  )

Sometimes, the packaging says more than the product.

A Fresh Pair of Subtle-less Chaps:

Hour 1

01.) “Tip Tapping Intro” – At Last The 1948 Show
02.) “Opportunities” – Pet Shop Boys
03.) “Big Mess” – DEVO
04.) “Don’t Sell Yourself Short” – The Sting-Rays
05.) “Money” – The Sonics
06.) “Help” – The Damned
07.) “Pay To Cum” – Bad Brains
08.) “Speaking of Handouts, I Got You Something” – Peachcake
09.) “It Costs To Be Austere” – Crash Course In Science
10.) “Toast” – Penny
11.) “Shake Yourself Down” – The Checkerlads
12.) “Money” – Pink Floyd
13.) “Waynestock Interview” – Wayne, Garth, and Handsome Dan
14.) “What Is A Dollar?” – Chain and the Gang
15.) “If You Have Love In Your Heart” – Andrew Jackson Jihad
16.) “Gift That Shines” – Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry

Hour 2

17.) “Money and Run” – UNKLE f/ Nick Cave
18.) “How Many More Years?” – Howlin’ Wolf
19.) “For The Love Of Money” – The O’Jays
20.) “Clap For The Wolfman” – The Guess Who
21.) “Selling Out” – Tom Lehrer
22.) “Everything Is Free” – The Tiny
23.) “Big Spender” – Peggy Lee
24.) “I Can’t Find My Money” – Mekons
25.) “Green Stamps” – Allan Sherman
26.) Monty Python
27.) “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” – Bauhaus
28.) Massive Yacht
29.) “F’Oldin’ Money” – The Fall
20.) “Money And Suss” – Transmitters

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Closet Radio Episode 028: A Boy And His Frog (Incomplete Retrocast)

e58410b8b476cba82525a99fb94ec483Closet Radio Episode 028: A Boy And His Frog (Incomplete Retrocast)

(Originally Broadcast on 21 April 2012 on KPSU.  Episode 027, unfortunately, does not exist in a recorded form.  This is the next chronological episode, and sadly, is incomplete, too.  You can read about Episode 027 with this handy link.)

“I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and that everything works out for the best. I know I drive some people crazy with what seems to be ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked out for me.” – Jim Henson

A Boy And His Frog:

Hour 1

01.) “Pioneers of TV: Jim Henson” – PBS
02.) “Visual Thinking” – Sam & Friends
03.) “Our Love is Here To Stay” – Dudley Moore & Miss Piggy
04.) “Moving Right Along” – Kermit & Fozzie
05.) “World Of The Dark Crystal” – Jim Henson
06.) “Podling Party” – Dark Crystal
07.) TV-AM Interview – Jim Henson & Frank Oz
08.) “The Great Radish Famine” – The Dozers – Fraggle Rock
09.) “Cheer Up” – Big Bird
10.) “Handclapping” – Sesame Street
11.) “Banana Sharpener” – Beaker and Bunson
12.) “Cigarettes and Whiskey” – Peter Sellers & The Muppets

Hour 2

13.) “Medley” – Johnny Cash
14.) “Nice Cup of Tea” – Labyrinth Worm
15.) “Up and Down” – Cookie and Telly
16.) “The Delicious Monster” – Vincent Price & Gorgon Heap
17.) “School’s Out” – Alice Cooper & The Muppets
18.) “The Soldier and Death” – The Storyteller
19.) “Wishing Song” – Gonzo
20.) Jim & Frank – Orson Welles Show
21.) “Windmills of Your Mind” -The Muppets
22.) “Dream A Dream and See” – The Fraggles
23.) “Jabberwocky” – The Muppet Show
24.) “Bones Inside You” – The Count
25.) “Hurling Day” – Dinosaurs
26.) “Fireys” – Labyrinth
27.) “Money, Money, Money, Money” – Dr. Teeth
28.) “Dial-A-Grouch” – Oscar

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