Saturday, July 29, 2017

Artificial Radio Hour with Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill Part 31

Hey there folks!

The tunes this week include some local San Pedro folks, and some lo-fi punks, and some who fall into both categories.

This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb

Quite a few of these tracks come from CDs I bought from the source, so to speak. I bought This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb's CD from them at a house show on 4th street in Pedro. They're great, but their stickers have been known to cause some problems with skittish cops & security guards.

I went to high school with 2 of the 4 Jag-Offs. Their split CD (with Four Letter Words) was also bought from them at a show. "Dookie Love" is sung by Jacob, who is my fave of their two vocalists.

EverLovely LightningHeart

The tracks by Glen Bach, EverLovely LightningHeart and James Adams are all on a disc called SoundWalk 2005, which was a fantastic annual event in Long Beach featuring a whole neighborhood full of sound art installations. They don't do it anymore, but it was great while it lasted.

L-R: Martin, Mike, George, D.

The Reactionaries had their first show (with Black Flag!) at the end of my block, but I was only about one at the time so I didn't go. They were Martin Tamburovich, Mike Watt, D. Boon, and George Hurley. "The Big Lie" was recorded in George's shed behind his house on 17th St. in 1979.

Carla Bozulich
The Mike Watt record Ball-Hog or Tug Boat? had a different band lineup for each track. "Drove Up From Pedro" features Carla Bozulich on vocals and Michael Preussner on drums, Joe Baiza & Nels Cline on guitars, Spot on Mandolin, Danny Frankel on percussion, and Paul Roessler on piano. Mike Watt played bass, as usual.

not my tape, but one like this
There are a few pieces here from a cassette that I made in 1994. It's mostly sound-on-sound experimentation, with a lot of acoustic guitar recorded with a cheap mic on a couple of cheap boomboxes & a tape deck. Lots of natural overdrive & distortion there, with a bunch of effects and edits added digitally in 2017.

This live version of The Taxpayers' tune "Medicines" is the theme for a great medical history podcast I listen to called Sawbones. I recommend it.

The Vandervoorts, of Brooklyn, featured Dorthy Gambrell, artist of Cat and Girl, a fantastic webcomic that you should really check out.

Nels, Mike, Bob

The live version of Maggot Brain by Mike Watt & the Black Gang (Mike Watt - bass, vocals, Bob Lee - drums, Nels Cline - guitar) is my favorite version of that tune.

Leave a comment to let me know what you think of all this stuff, okay? I'd really appreciate it.


Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill

Tonight Was A Disaster - Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (2001)

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This Is What I Want. - This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb (2002)

Glenn Bach

standard (excerpt) - Glenn Bach (2005)

51 sec. - EverLovely LightningHeart (2005)

CoolGames Inc Episode 30: Beep Beep Evolution Party (feat. Thomas Biery) 9/2/2016

Loopy 2 - Phillip Ginder (1994)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 56: The Programmer, Matisse - ZBS Foundation (1982)

CoolGames Inc Episode 29: InduStreet Boys 8/26/2016

snow fir the trees - James Adams (2005)

Dookie Love - The Jag-Offs (2001)

The show didn't happen at that location because the owners didn't let them take out the front row of seats. The Reactionaries were unbilled.
The Big Lie - The Reactionaries (1979)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 57: Matisse Talks - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Skippy Etc. - Phillip Ginder (1994)

CoolGames Inc Episode 30: Beep Beep Evolution Party (feat. Thomas Biery) 9/2/2016

Drove up from Pedro - Mike Watt (1995)

Medicines - The Taxpayers (2007)

Track 16 - Phillip Ginder (1994)

Ken P.D. Snydecast - 227: All's Well That Ends Welles 8/30/2016

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 58: Mother Kapoor and Her Rodent - ZBS Foundation (1982)

B61 - the Vandervoorts (2005)

This is the show the Maggot Brain recording is from.
Maggot Brain - Mike Watt and the Black Gang (1999)

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