Monday, February 25, 2008

Beard radio celebrates Joe Meek! 25.2.08

Following the UK premiere of the excellent documentary A Life In The Death of Joe Meek, Stewart and Reuben bring you some hits and lesser known gems from Holloway Road.

We're also very excited to bring you an "unheard" Velvet Underground song, from a 1967 live bootleg that's been doing the rounds online this week. You can download five tracks from here, including a wild version of Run Run Run where Lou's ostrich guitar appears to give birth to Keijo Haino, and an epic Sister Ray, complete with Lamonte Young style organ breakdown.

Carrying on the Velvets theme, we've also got a gorgeous track from Moe Tucker's criminally out of print 1989 album Life In Exile After Abdication. Our good chum Ben Haggar has written a great piece on this album on his Stereosanctity blog.

This week's show pays tribute to two musical greats who passed away recently. Visionary producer Teo Macero spliced and edited Miles Davis's jams into such masterpieces as In A Silent Way and Tribute To Jack Johnson. We remember him with a classic blast of electric era Miles.
Chris Townson was the dynamite drummer with one of the most exciting British groups of the '60s. In his memory we bring you their immortal hit Desdemona.

The newly reissued Wavy Gravy compilation has been dropping jaws, splitting sides and blowing minds at Beard HQ this week. Trasharama rock n roll oddities mixed up with deranged b-movie trailers - what's not to like? And just to keep things in the best possible taste we've thrown in a butter wouldn't melt classic by The Cramps.

Anne Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain (1974)
The Headliners - Voodoo Plan (Wavy Gravy: For Adult Enthusiasts Vol1)
Josef K - Drone (Etymology)
Boards of Canada - Chinook (Aquarius 7")
Joe Meek & The Bluemen - I Hear A New World, Love Dance Of The Saroos (I Hear A New World, 1960)
The Honeycombs - I Can't Get Through (B side 1965)
Velvet Underground - I'm Not A Young Man Any More (The Gymnasium, 1967)
Miles Davis - Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Bitches Brew, 1970)
Earthboys - Space Girl (Wavy Gravy...)
Heinz - Big Fat Spider (Joe Meek's Freak Beat, orig B-side 1965)
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity (Radioactivity, 1975)
Health - Triceratops (Lovepump United, 2007)
John's Children - Desdemona (1967)
Jason Crest - Black Mass (1969)
Moe Tucker - Pale Blue Eyes (Life In Exile After Abdication, 1989)
The Cramps - Can Your Pussy Do The Dog (A Date With Elvis, 1986)
Okwukwe Na Nchekwube - Celestine Ukwu (Nigeria Special)
Velvet Underground - Run, Run, Run (The Gymnasium, 1967)

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