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May 2015

Cheap Trucker Speed: Transmission 200, 2015 April 21

May 4, 2015

SubPop200.jpgHere is a milestone episode, if you are into that sort of thing. Unlike #100, IIRC, this one happened in the "alpha" [i.e. regular] timeslot. The US Postal Service made things really "dramatic" by waiting until the last possible moment to deliver this night's "Physical Evidence," but sure enough they "came through" and we got to hear a selection from Sub Pop 200, an understated & underrated compilation whose best tracks don't seem to come from the usual suspects.

Those who "know me well" may actually recall that I owned this back in the day and may wonder why I had to procure it by mail order. Do you ever make mistakes with your music collection, e.g. think that you are "finished" with something, and sell it, and then later miss it, and decide that you need it again? If you appreciate this program I know that you do this. That's why, and enough said.

Anyway the fortuitous timing spared me from having to roll with Plan B, which was some Physical Evidence by the Cure, this being Robert Smith's birthday. And I probably would have been forced to include this tune, which I kind of didn't think I should do, and Lady C told me there was no way I could do. And I think I was prepared not to. Is this cowardice? It's purely academic, because I'm fine with cowardice as cowards have a way of surviving. But whose fault is it if people don't read Camus? Are there any other songs like this? Meaning: songs whose meaning used to be understood clearly and universally, but are now deliberately misunderstood, by people who know better, as part of the social contract? If I get a long enough list of these I'll make a whole show out of them. I need some kind of bang with which to go out, besides this one tune, which I know will be part of my final program (whenever that is).

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 April 21, 2100-2300:

  1. "Waken to the Night" | Mugstar & Damo Suzuki | Start from Zero | Important
  2. "Arterial" | Lusine | Arterial Reworks | Ghostly International
  3. "I Was Fooling Around with These Tapes in Hotels, Pt. 2" | William S. Burroughs | William S. Burroughs - In Dub (Selected by Dub Spencer & Trance Hill) | Echo Beach
  4. "The Message" | Stiff Little Fingers | The Message | Rhino
  5. "The Outback" | Blood Circus | Sub Pop 200 | Sub Pop - Tupelo | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "To Compensate, While The Average Lifespan Of A Male Will Be About 70 Years, Medical Advancements Will Make The Average Lifespan Of A Woman To Be About 750 Years" | Exploring Jezebel | On a Business Trip to London | Blackest Ever Black
  7. "Careless Love" | Our Gang | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 2 | Crypt
  8. "Big Cigar" | Cat Butt | Sub Pop 200 | Sub Pop - Tupelo | "Physical Evidence"
  9. "I Need Your Lovin'" | Ronnie D with the Casuals | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 2 | Crypt
  10. "No Fun" | The Stooges | The Stooges | Elektra
  11. "Crocodile Rock" | The Tea Jennies | With Mike But No Mic | self-released
  12. "A Swift One" / "Refreshment Break" / "Night Touch" / "Racing Poodles" | Martin Chambers / Bob Cobbing & Henri Chopin / Dave Vanian / Metabolist | Miniatures 1 | Megaphone / Knock 'Em Dead
  13. "Swallow" | Wire | Wire | pinkflag
  14. "Gonna Find a Cave" | Girl Trouble | Sub Pop 200 | Sub Pop - Tupelo | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Fragments" | The Cannanes and Steward | Communicating at An Unknown Rate | Chapter
  16. "Love or Confusion" | Screaming Trees | Sub Pop 200 | Sub Pop - Tupelo | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "The Second House from the Corner" | Yeah Yeah Noh | Anatomically Saturday | Cherry Red
  18. "Walk On By" | The Stranglers | Walk On By | Rhino - Parlophone
  19. "Love or Confusion" | Jimi Hendrix Experience | BBC Sessions | MCA
  20. "Infantry" | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Join Hands | Polydor - Universal
  21. "Kule Kule Reprise" | Konono No. 1 | Congotronics | Crammed Discs
  22. "Dead Is Dead" | Terry Lee Hale | Sub Pop 200 | Sub Pop - Tupelo | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Witch Doctor" | Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces | Dedication of Love | Jazzman
  24. "I Love You So" | Bo Diddley | Have Guitar Will Travel | Checker
  25. "I Love U" | Maestro | Mountains of Madness | Tigersushi
  26. "Swallow My Pride" | Fastbacks | Sub Pop 200 | Sub Pop - Tupelo | "Physical Evidence"
  27. "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" | Husker Du | Sheena Is A Punk Rocker | Rhino - Sire - Warner
  28. "I Am Damo Suzuki" | The Fall | This Nation's Saving Grace | Beggars Banquet
  29. "You Lost It" | Thrown Ups | Sub Pop 200 | Sub Pop - Tupelo | "Physical Evidence"
  30. "A Forest" | The Cure | Concert: The Cure Live | Fiction
  31. "hat 2b 2012b" | Aphex Twin | Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP | Warp
  32. "Siren" | Edanticonf | Highway of Thoughts EP | Cinematic

next time: Tim Cook reminds me that he exists. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis