Centripetal Sounds

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  • Thursday 2-4pm

Welcome to Centripetal Sounds, in the Thursday afternoon slot from 2-4, with a rebroadcast Wednesday mornings 2-4 AM. I am your host, Gary Garles, the G Man, the only government you will ever need on Planet Rock and Roll. We spin back through the last 50 years of music and linger on the most creative songs we can find. Songs with freedom, passion, and fun written all over them. Requests are always welcome, I have amassed a collection of thousands of lp's, cd's, cassettes, and brown paper bags. I will highlight the best of the best, and include bands every week you have never heard or heard of. Requests may be made at centripetalsounds@gmail.com. Lets go!

November Record of the Month

TSTTST by The Smoking Trees. I am absolutely in love with this band, like every reviewer I have seen. Sir Psych is the brainchild behind all this, and he has spent a considerable amount of time listening to very obscure psych and pop music.This is one smooth joyride of an album. There is no place to stop, you just go start to finish right thru the album. 

October Record of the Month

The Eyes of...Ok, so this is a 1968 release. I found a digital version of this after I purchased an original MGM label record at the last convention I attended in Des Moines. After the first minute and a half into the record, it gets good- real good. The inside cover says: And there is the beauty THEY could never find... For all the pretense, and hype they tried to generate, the music is good enough to stand on its own. 

September Record of the Month

Hardest WalkThe Soledad Brothers.

The Hardest Walk.

Kickin' old school Stonesy blues and rock.

A wild ride.

August Record of the Month




the blues.

Enough said.

July Record Of The Month

Haunted LeatherOK, so, I understand your reluctance to hear about another great psychedelic record. I get it, it is not the only kind of music out there. But as it happens, I am all over stuff like this, and this is very, very good. Take the best that Psychic Ills has to offer musically, and mix in the best snarling lyrics from Anton Newcombe, and you have a perfect synopsis of these tunes. I listen to Room of Strange Love every day now. This is my idea of a good time.

June Album of The Month

No picture available of this bands new CD release, but that is OK. Pageant- Royal Blue. Just go to pageantband.com to check out the low down on their new music. I saw then live in Des Moines, talked to them afterwards and got a CD, and it was my luck that I was there that night. This CD is right in my wheelhouse. Really great songs, a few studio tricks, and a lot of heart. 

May Album of The Month

Wild StrawberriesEternal Tapestry has just released an album called Wild Strawberries. I have Palace Of The Night Skies, Beyond The Fourth Door, and A World Out of Time. This album is full of longer, more relaxed jams, and it is a real treat. If you have enjoyed previous work, you probably already own this. If you are new to the band, start right here. 

April Album of The Month

ChapmanIs.... The Michael Chapman release called Fully Qualified Survivor. This is a 1970 release, still available, and I will tell you why I am picking it. I just became aware of Michael as an artist, and he is still out there making music. This is a delightful set of folk songs with a bluesy tinge to some of the cuts. The electric and acoustic guitar is very tasty. Check out Stranger In The Room or Kodak Ghosts for starters. 

March Album Of The Month

Texas Road TripBen Vaughn is back with another great set of themed music. This time it is a tribute to the late great Doug Sahm. He even goes to Texas and enlists the aid of Sahms back-up band. I first heard Designs In Music thanks to DJ Rich Sims at KRUU. Now I have multiple albums by the man and I am continually thankful for hearing his music. These are his songs, but they capture the spirit of Sahm's music. His re-do of his own song Heavy Machinery is delightful. 

February Album Of The Month

NoctuaryThe Holydrug Couple. Noctuary. Which is defined as 'a record of what passes in the night'. That fits so very, very well. This is music that sounds great anytime of day, but in the night time it takes your attention and it takes you away to a real soft place. I like the sensation of floating along with the tunes, which all have a certain sameness of theme that transforms the listen into one giant track. You see this on my list of best finds from last year. It deserves more attention.