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29
Apr 2015

Babylon and Ting: Transmission 198, 2015 April 12

Spacemen3-LosingTouchWithYourMind.jpgHere I am, filling in for Dusty Visions once again, which has to mean [I guess] that The Orb gets an airing, for reasons unknown. Anyway, I am sure Dusty would have appreciated the Spacemen 3 disc "featured" on the program. I don't care what the geeks at Discogs have to say, this was a Munster release. I was there when it happened. Somehow I always enjoyed the idea of Spacemen 3 more than the actual manifestations thereof, until this one.

Mistakes abound in this program. I know they are proof of liveness but I have to say they have a way of losing their charm. Maybe this is just as good as I get. Sometimes I wonder if this is a reason to stop and then I realize that, trouble not withstanding, this program is not the expression of a mid-life crisis but the solution to it. You're stuck with me. Anyway, by the end of the show I was so exasperated with myself I just said, FTS, let's play some Nurse With Wound, which should probably be the solution more often than it is.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 April 12, 2100-2300:

  1. "Braces Tower Dub" | Augustus Pablo | King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown | Shanachie
  2. "Towers of Dub" | The Orb | U.F.Orb | Island Red Label
  3. "Bowls" | Caribou Vibration Ensemble | CVE Live 2011 | Caribou Vibration Ensemble
  4. "Losing Touch With My Mind (Northampton Demo)" | Spacemen 3 | Losing Touch with Your Mind | Munster | "Physical Evidence"
  5. "Das Spiel ist aus" | The Notwist | Messier Objects | Alien Transistor
  6. "Midnight Man" | Etienne Jaumet | La Visite | Versatile
  7. "Honey (Alternate Mix)" | Spacemen 3 | Losing Touch with Your Mind | Munster | "Physical Evidence"
  8. "In a Trap" | African Head Charge | Sherwood at the Controls Volume 1 1979-1984 | On-U Sound
  9. "Chameleon" | Herbie Hancock | Autodrive | Columbia
  10. "Black Towers" | Roman Flugel | Sliced Africa | Dial
  11. "Things'll Never Be the Same (Drum Mix)" | Spacemen 3 | Losing Touch with Your Mind | Munster | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Spark (Remood Remix)" | Douglas Greed & Mooryc | Spark / Noisy | Freude Am Tanzen
  13. "Why Couldn't I See (Alternate Mix)" | Spacemen 3 | Losing Touch with Your Mind | Munster | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "The Purple Ache" | Nurse With Wound | Brain in the Wire | Brainwashed

next time: all around me was bonfire. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

27
Apr 2015

Is That Pedantic Enough For You: Transmission 197, 2015 April 11

Nisennenmondai-Nsingle.jpgHere is a fill-in appearance I did for "The Magic Womb." I didn't know it at the time, but I would get in trouble for spinning records on this night. Just like old times, I think. Anyway, after listening back to this recording, it is a pleasant surprise, so I guess it was worth it. Here's hoping I'm not dwelling on it a couple of decades from now.

Sometimes I fear that someone who's been out of touch with me for 25 years or so will stumble upon a show like this, hear me playing a bunch of On-U Sound / This Mortal Coil / Cocteau Twins stuff [by the way, why are April and May always so dark?] and think, "man, he's really stuck in that time." Of course, as with extraterrestrials who never manage to land in big cities, this hypothetical person from the past couldn't find a program where I only play new stuff. This is how my mind works.

Finally, I'm going to congratulate myself on finding the one thing you could accidentally cue on top of a Colourbox song and not have it pass unnoticed. Congratulations to Nisennenmondai, as well.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 April 11, 1900-2100:

  1. "Sixteen Days - Gathering Dust" | This Mortal Coil | Sixteen Days - Gathering Dust | 4AD
  2. "Throughout the Dark Months of April and May" | Cocteau Twins | Victorialand | 4AD
  3. "Middle Mass" | The Fall | Sherwood at the Controls Volume 1 1979-1984 | On-U Sound
  4. "A'" | Nisennenmondai | N' | Bijin - Blast First Petite | "Physical Evidence"
  5. "Justice" | Colourbox | Colourbox | 4AD
  6. "Of One Skin" | Skids | Winters of Discontent | Strange Fruit
  7. "Temples" | Goitia Deitz | MODE | Cut Mistake
  8. "diskhat ALL prepared1mixed 13" | Aphex Twin | Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP | Warp
  9. "5 Beat" | System 7 | N + X | A-Wave
  10. "My Favourite Dress" | The Wedding Present | George Best [reissue] | Edsel
  11. "The Places We Go" | Mark Gardener and Robin Guthrie | The Places We Go | Soleil Apres Minuit
  12. "B-1'" | Nisennenmondai | N' | Bijin - Blast First Petite | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Gathering Dust" | Modern English | Natures Mortes - Still Lives | 4AD
  14. "Pearl" | Loscil | For Greta | Bandcamp self-release
  15. "Learning to Cope with Cowardice (flexi version)" | Mark Stewart & The Maffia | Sherwood at the Controls Volume 1 1979-1984 | On-U Sound
  16. "Bora" | Lake People | Purposely Uncertain Field | Permanent Vacation
  17. "Body" | 18+ | Dry | Houndstooth
  18. "In This World..." | Cindytalk | In This World (2) | Midnight
  19. "Flight Risk" | Kinski | 7 (or 8) | Kill Rock Stars
  20. "Engines of Truth" | Brian Harris | On My Knees | self-released
  21. "Nuclear Weapon" | Prince Far-I | Sherwood at the Controls Volume 1 1979-1984 | On-U Sound
  22. "The Traveller" | Node | Node 2 | DiN
  23. "y 0 why" | John Tejada | Signs Under Test | Kompakt

next time: losing touch with my mind. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

24
Apr 2015

Let’s Not Upstage Kink Anymore: Transmission 196, 2015 April 7

Shriekback-KnowledgePowerTruthandSex.jpgHurtling into the future, relative to our recent posting rate, here is another program, and one from this very month, to boot. I almost remember this night. Feeling under some kind of time constraint to use yet another Shriekback record as "Physical Evidence," I went ahead and buckled. Junior's had a health class, so I didn't feel too queasy hearing her read the title, but still.

I do keep forgetting there's that awkward rap break in "Achtung." Very English, and a good exhibit of why, at the time, it was a really bad idea for white people to make those attempts. Still, I would be sad when Carl Marsh left the band.

Elsewhere: I swear, sometime in my adolescence [my actual adolescence, not my prolonged refusal to grow up] there was a local mattress outlet that used a passage from the end of "Home Computer" as the underscoring. I think that was about as cool as Greater Sacramento ever got.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 April 7, 2100-2300:

  1. "Nerve" | Shriekback | Knowledge, Power, Truth and Sex | Arista | "Physical Evidence"
  2. "Rolf & Florian Go Hawaiian" | Blaine L. Reininger | Byzantium | LTM
  3. "Intergalactic Spring" | Thyladomid | Interstellar Destiny | DIYNamic
  4. "Din Con" | Kriget | Din Con / Sama | Hoga Nord
  5. "Barium" | Dodi Palese | Chemtrails EP | What Ever Not
  6. "Achtung" | Shriekback | Knowledge, Power, Truth and Sex | Arista | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Blue Ocean" | Mirror System | N + X | A-Wave
  8. "Gold Bars" | Schmutz | Peelers EP | Dirt Crew
  9. "Anatomy of a Synthesizer" | Etienne Jaumet | La Visite | Versatile
  10. "Spiritual Enhancer" | Roman Flugel | Sliced Africa | Dial
  11. "Abu Dhabi Joint" | Chuckie | Desolat X-Sampler 2015 | Desolat
  12. "Traders II (feat. Rennie Foster)" | Dan Shake | Out of Sight | Black Acres
  13. "Nightsteps" | Sascha Ciminiera | Footjob 002 | Footjob
  14. "Home Computer" | Kraftwerk | Computer World | Warner Bros.
  15. "Direct Experience (Hannes Rasmus Remix)" | Sebastian Mullaert | Direct Experience | Traum
  16. "Mistah Linn He Dead" | Shriekback | Knowledge, Power, Truth and Sex | Arista | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Paradise Trilogy I" | Darkness Falls | Dance and Cry | HFN
  18. "Fantasia" | Kink | Fantasia | Pets
  19. "Phoenix" | good guy mikesh | Year of the Horse | Riotvan
  20. "Persona non grata" | La Batteria | La batteria | Penny
  21. "Hubris" | Shriekback | Knowledge, Power, Truth and Sex | Arista | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Echo" | Automat & Max Loderbauer | Verstarker / Hall / Kompressor / Echo | Bureau B Selekt

next time: millennium bugs, gathering dust. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

22
Apr 2015

To Do A Dangerous Thing With Style Is What I Call Art: Transmission 195, 2015 March 31

RutsPeelSessions2.jpgThis program didn't go as planned for a few reasons. I think the original intent was to go with more "unknown" garage punk, but inspiration struck, and The Ruts got the nod. In retrospect, "Black Man's Pinch" is kind of...an unfortunate aesthetic choice, I guess? Not as bad as Shriekback trying to rap, but that's another wince for another day.

There are some long electronic numbers here that would probably sound at home on Guy LeBatard's show, but he doesn't seem to be very active lately. As always I feel like I'm compensating for others. Poor me.

Also, I think maybe this program happened during Junior's spring break, and I was flipping out on the regular.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 March 31, 2100-2300:

  1. "Comedy Time" | Holly Golightly | The Good Things | Damaged Goods
  2. "Dub Is All I Got (feat. U-Roy)" | The Dub Syndicate | Hard Food | Echo Beach
  3. "Demolition Dancing" | The Ruts | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Duff 80" | Robert Leiner | Duff 80 / Injected | Hoga Nord
  5. "Yermande (Kick and Bass Mix) [with Mbene Diatta Seck]" | Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force | Yermande | Ndagga
  6. "I've Been Lookin'" | The Buttons | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt
  7. "Until the Music Dies - D'Marc Cantu Remix" | Aroy Dee | Re-Sketched | M>O>S
  8. "Jetplane" | The Fall | Re-Mit | Cherry Red
  9. "Babylons Burning" | The Ruts | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "There's Gonna Be A Dad War" | The Dad Kennedys | Seans Shed Demos | self-released
  11. "City of Orion II" | Pollyester | City of O | Disko B / Schamoni
  12. "Staring at the Rude Boys" | The Ruts | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Icaria" | The Soft | Derelicht Sampler | Derelicht
  14. "Savage Circle" | The Ruts | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Corbeau" | Turzi | C | Record Makers
  16. "The Answer to Everything" | Aggborough | The Answer to Everything / MitzpeRamon | OTB
  17. "Secret Soldiers" | The Ruts | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Blackberry's Dream" | Strategy | Seeds of Paradise | Idle Hands
  19. "In a Rut" | The Ruts | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Charity" | Nick Klein | Failed Devotee | Unknown Precept
  21. "The Bummer" | Lincoln St. Exit | Everywhere Chainsaw Sound 1 | Feed the Mind
  22. "Leisure Suit Preben (I:Cube Remix)" | Todd Terje | Preben Remixed | Olsen
  23. "Black Man's Pinch" | The Ruts | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "I Found Another Girl" | The Dirt Merchants | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt
  25. "Whole Lotta Rosie" | AC/DC | Let There Be Rock | Atco | "Listening Parlour"
  26. "Comedy Time" | The Len Bright Combo | Combo Time! | Fire
  27. "Granadaland" | The Wedding Present | Bizarro | Edsel
  28. "Criminal Mind" | The Ruts | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  29. "Strange Days - Recondite remix" | Mind Against | Strange Days | Life and Death

next time: bassline has no point of view. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

16
Apr 2015

When Stars Appear and Shadows Fall: Transmission 194, 2015 March 24

LastoftheGaragePunkUnknownsvolume1.jpgHello friends, long time no see. As promised, tax season is finished, so it's time to make this website less ill-tended. Here's a heavy dose of garage rock, not so much a trail mix this time around as perhaps a cookie with little nibbles of techno-candy in it.

Work and depression, those twin pillars of my life, have seemed very large this past month or so. To be honest, I've been pretty disengaged and let a lot of people down. [This is my diary, remember?] At any rate, I know I've listened to this program, and was of course there when it happened, but I can't tell you much about it. You'll just have to listen. That segue from The Buff Medways into Section 25 is a pretty good one--I remember that, at least--and as a former friend once said, "the more time passes, the more we'll just remember the good times." Everyone is wise but me.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 March 24, 2100-2300:

  1. "Unable to See the Good" | The Buff Medways | 1914 | Transcopic
  2. "Be Brave" | Section 25 | Always Now | Factory Benelux
  3. "The Last Step of Doom" | The Jolly Beggars | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Sueno Latino (Agua Version)" | Sueno Latino with Manuel Gottsching Performing E2-E4 | Sueno Latino | Dance Floor Corporation
  5. "Old Friend" | Robin Guthrie & Mark Gardener | Universal Road | Soleil Apres Minuit
  6. "Psychedelic Feelin'" | The Krels | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "I Can Only Give You Everything" | The Stairs | Mary Joanna | Go! Discs
  8. "You Never Had It Better" | The Electric Prunes | Everywhere Chainsaw Sound 1 | Feed the Mind
  9. "Mary" | Electric Sensation | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Ain't About to Lose My Cool" | The Original Dukes | Everywhere Chainsaw Sound 1 | Feed the Mind
  11. "Tell Me" | Mickey & Ludella | Bedlam A Go Go | Vinyl Japan
  12. "Hey You" | The Guilloteens | Everywhere Chainsaw Sound 1 | Feed the Mind
  13. "One More Night" | The Expressions | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "I'm Leaving Here" | The K-otics | Everywhere Chainsaw Sound 1 | Feed the Mind
  15. "Django's Soul" | The Fabulous Three | The Best of the Fabulous Three | Truth & Soul
  16. "Central" | Feonix | Feonix (LP Sampler) | Uprise
  17. "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" | The Philly Rollers | Super Soul | Springboard
  18.  | "Listening Parlour"
  19. "Lies" | Bourbonese Qualk | Lies (Ancient Methods Edit + Remix) | Mannequin
  20. "Crawdad" | The Colonials | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "I Can't Win" | The Monacles | Everywhere Chainsaw Sound 1 | Feed the Mind
  22. "Thousand Tears" | The Infinitives | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Volcano" | Andrea Balency | Volcano | Bataille
  24. "I Wish I Could" | The Juveniles | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  25. "Last Dance" | XXXY | Last Dance | Rinse
  26. "Handsome Devil" | The Smiths | Hatful of Hollow | Rough Trade | "Hall of Vengeance"
  27. "Melvin" | Thee Headcoatees | Girlsville | Damaged Goods
  28. "End House" | Roger West | Wasted House EP | In Paradisum
  29. "Mirror Ball'13" | Nisennenmondai | Live at Clouds Hill | Clouds Hill
  30. "Tell Me" | The Strangers | Everywhere Chainsaw Sound 1 | Feed the Mind
  31. "Gloria" | The Continentals | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 1 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  32. "I Can Only Give You Everything" | The Heros | Everywhere Chainsaw Sound 1 | Feed the Mind
  33. "iPolice" | Damu | Holed Up in the Hovel | Keysound
  34. "Requiem" | Tadeo | Terra Incognita | Token

next time: answers to everything. Enjoy the music!  --kid catharsis