Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beard radio 21.4.08

We're back! A solo show, but one of my better ones, ie not too many ums and ers, and only a little bit of technical incompetence! So, what have we got for you this week? Deeply weird dubbed out psychedelic country doom from Porter Wagoner, who I had down as a mainstream 60s Nashville kinda guy. The incredible analogue synth pop of Bruce Haack. Some glorious reggae, highlife and Nigerian disco-funk. And as it's Triptych this weekend, we're playing some choice cuts from Wu Tang, Magik Markers, Sebadoh, Michael Hurley and James Blackshaw. Our customary really long track is an extract from Avro Part's masterpiece of Holy Minimalism, Tabula Rasa. Written for strings and prepared piano, it's deeply beautiful, resonant stuff. We always like to bring you unsigned and underground Scottish acts, and this week it's Edinburgh hyper spazz-pop trio Super Adventure Club - imagine Malkmus jamming with Zappa and Bis and you're halfway there. To set you up for the mighty Black Static Transmission, the show ends with the intense drone track from Kevin Drumm's incredible Sheer Hellish Miasma, a strong candidate for best psychedelic free noise album ever!

Bruce Haack - Electric To Me Turn (Electric Lucifer, 1970)*
Wu Tang Clan - Unpredictable (8 Diagrams, 2007)
Magik Markers - Taste (Boss, 2007)
Sebadoh - The Freed Pig (III, 1991)
Sepultura - Refuse Resist (Chaos AD, 1993)
John Coltrane - Naima (Giant Steps, 1960)
Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers - No Discrimination (Afro Disco Beat)
Quack Quack - Bravo 150 (myspace.com/quackquack)
A Certain Ratio - Do The Du (Early)
Michigan & Smiley - Nice Up The Dance (The Studio One Story)
Jack Rose - St Louis Blues (S/T, 2008)
Avro Part - 1. Frates (Tabula Rasa, 1977)
Silver Jews - What Is Not But Could Be If (Lookout mountain...2008)
Porter Wagoner - The Rubber Room (The Rubber Room, 1968)
DJ Scotch Egg - Scotch Chicken (KFC Core, 2005)
Super Adventure Club - Built In Redundancy (myspace.com/superadventuremusic)
Collins Oke Elaicho & His Odologie Nobles Dance Band - Simini Yaya (Nigeria Special)
Gang Gang Dance - Nicoman (Rawwar EP, 2007)
Michael Hurley - Werewolf (Armchair Boogie, 1971)
James Blackshaw - Running To The Ghost (The Cloud Of Unknowing, 2007)
The Poets - That's The Way It's Got To Be (Nuggets II)
No Age - Teen Creeps (Nouns, 2008)
Kevin Drumm - Inferno (Sheer Hellish Miasma, 2002)

* just noticed that the stream cuts this off, so tune into the previous show, Night Time Tales and skip forward to the last few minutes to have your mind blown by Bruce Haack.

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