More goodies from my latest record collectors convention trip. We start with Roy G. Biv from Psychedelic Schedule by late 80's band The Inn. Then it is on to My Solid Ground and their long version of Dirty Yellow Mist from their most excellent self-titled release, and now remastered. A song you may have missed by Psychic Ills called Outvocation from their Catopteric release. Plus The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Jimi Hendrix Experience, and The Alan Parsons Project. 15 songs in all. Cool Breeze
Back around 1970 Clyde Clifford was a DJ on radio station KAAY in Little Rock, Arkansas. Instead of recycling the radio hits of the day, he went out and found deep tracks and album cuts from known bands and unknown bands. As a result, I discovered music I would never have heard otherwise. I used to listen to KAAY after 11 PM on a little tiny transistor radio. 50,000 clear channel watts beamed the signal all the way to Des Moines. First time I ever heard King Crimson was on Beaker Street. Also people like Spirit, Leon Russell, and The Climax Blues Band. Everything on the show originates from the 1969-1972 years. Check the playlist out on the left side bar, and tune in to some fine classic rock- commercial free- courtesy of KRUU and The G Man.
Yes, there is a story to be told about this strangely titled edition of the show. Back around 1969 I was attending school on the northwest side of Des Moines, and on Douglas Ave. there was a restaurant called King's Food Host. Classmates would assemble there on weekend nights and yuck it up pretty good. I had a wonderful girlfriend named Kim at the time and she had this amazing red hair. We would order a sandwich called a Cheese Frenchie, which besides being a heart-attack-waiting-to-happen was a deep-fried grilled cheese. Lots of catsup, yum. The booths were fake leather, and each booth had a tiny juke box, so the place was loud and crazy. The songs you will hear were all on those little boxes that took all your dimes. I have 3 songs by The Beatles, long versions of hits by The Doors and Tommy James & The Shondells, and carefully crafted pop hits by The Turtles, Chicago Transit Authority, Donovan, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Brenda Lee, James Taylor, and The Association. 32 songs, because they made them short in those days, and I love every single song in this set. The G Man
Rest in peace, Duster. I'll get your blues heard everywhere. Backed by original members of Fleetwood Mac, Duster was a short bright light on the British blues scene. We'll hear Just Like A Fish. Some contemporaries of his will appear in the form of Ferris Wheel, Broken Glass, Illusion, and People! Plus blues by Led Zeppelin, Isaac Hayes, and Mark Cook, ballads by The Lovin' Spoonful, Blue Mountain, and Host Country, and americana by The Sibleys, Nilsson, and Silverhands. Many more surprises in store for those of you not watching the Iowa-Penn State bball game. The G Man
As promised, I am heading off into the realm of some deep space tunes, emphasis on the electronica, for the next few weeks. We will hear the entire Piano Bass Drums release by The Necks. It is a single track! Plus Pharoah Sanders from a 2006 release called Peaceful Heart. Downtempo by Jah Wobble, acid folk courtesy of The Soundcarriers, and a liitle metal music from Atriarch. Cool Breeze
I call attention to some cuts by bands you will want to check out for this next rendition of The Rainbow Rider. The Purple Outside plays Strange Days Flight, Aurah brings us I Decree Peace, Many Bright Things performs When The Night, and Mike Cooper delivers an epic So Glad. Plus The Soundcarriers, Naam, and Bliss, a sure sign of things to come. Cool Breeze
What a great name for a band: The Beat Merchants. What a great song title: Moanin'. And that is the beginning of a carefully crafted set of tunes spinning in the studio tomorrow on Centripetal Sounds. I am The G Man, the only government you will ever need on Planet Rock & Roll, and I am bringing the proof. Here are some bands new to the show: The Liberty Bell, The Insect Trust, Elysian Fields, Moloch, Kingdom Of The Sun, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Dantalian's Chariot, Raik's Progress, and Orange Peel. Actually I have potentially eight more new bands to the show, but space is limited, so tune in and give a listen to this kickin' music. Yass.
I say this because most of the show is centered around the year of 1966. I have a dozen or more tunes from a series called Garage Beat '66. I also have music from around that time by notables Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Blues Magoos, The Modern Folk Quintet, The Electric Prunes, and Country Joe & The Fish. You may not recognize the band names from the playlist but you will recognize the 'sound'. This is garage rock at its finest. Next week I am returning to some spacey psych, jazz, and psych pop for - two months! Hah! Tune in, please. Cool Breeze
I loaded up 26 songs that are just fun and interesting, and the kind of thing that will put a smile on your face. Time to focus on the things that are making you happy. I'm happy and I am spreading it around. Join in the fun Thursday afternoon at 2. Replayed next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. The G Man
If I had to describe this next show, I would say that it is snarly and gnarly. Lots of folks with attitude allowing it to drip onto the wax and into your ears. And maybe into your heart also... I get a real kick out of listening to these songs. I do not always play music on this show that I listen to at home regularly, but for this session I have all songs that are in heavy rotation in my CD player, laptop, and mp3 player. Playlist is up on my show site. Enjoy. Cool Breeze