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Pere Ubu – Street Waves

Garage Punk as part of the New Wave from the Cleveland Titans; the section where it all kicks in again at the 2 and a half minutes mark is one of music history’s sweet spots. This is from the bands debut album, 1978’s ‘The Modern Dance’

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Terry Riley – Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band

The B side to 1969’s ‘A Rainbow in Curved Air’ has Riley playing all of the instruments; with the sax playing inspired by John Coltrane; and using a time lag accumulator that consisted of two tape machines, looped audio tape, and a patch cord; hence the “Phantom Band” of the title. This woozy, expansive sound takes the listener into a warm, hypnotic, sedative state that is highly seductive.

Butthole Surfers – Sweat Loaf

It’s probably safe to say that everyone can remember the first time they saw the moniker of this Texan band. The sound of their music lived up to the lurid name; with the outfit delivering fratboy Psychedelia that was raw, funny, juvenile, slapstick, and usually quite frightening.
Here they opened their ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ (1986) album with an irreverent cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Sweet Leaf’. The intro to this track became famous in itself, and was sampled by Orbital on their track ‘Satan’, which, if I’m honest, doesn’t stand the test of time and sounds as awful as something that the Chemical Brothers would have produced. This track on the other hand, still does it. Raw, raucous, blood-splattered Rawk peppered with maniacal vocals courtesy of “Gibbytronix”; interspersed with sections of blissful, psychedelia that propels you among the clouds, before the next descend into loony toon hell.

Cop Shoot Cop – Disconnected 666

Sound piece from a band who usually do the brutal, Industrial Rock ‘n’ Roll one would associate with Foetus, Birthday Party, et al. From their 1990 debut ‘Consumer Revolt’.

Faust – T-Électronique

Faust, reformed 90’s style, but without Peron; this is a lovely bit of wayward motorik avant-rock from the legendary krautrokcers that finishes of the 1999 album ‘Ravvivando’.

Gang Of Four – I Found That Essence Rare

Much imitated but never bettered, here’s Gang Of Four with some sharp New Wave/Post Punk off of their classic 1979 album ‘Entertainment’.

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – Electricity (Cannes Live 1968)

Don and His Magic Band (who truly live up to their name here) juggle fiery demon blues and witchy Americana; managing to keep all the volatile ingredients in place and delivering grooves and thangs. Also, was nice to see this song referenced in Twin Peaks: the Return. Did anyone notice?

Biota – Rackabones (Full Album)

Incredible stuff from the American band. This was after they’d changed their name from Mnemonists, and forged forward as the musical project Biota. Under the new moniker, the collective were quieter; more discrete. However, the music oozes towards you in an extremely unsettling manner; rolling, cracking, clumping, and dissolving then reforming before your very eyes. This is the whole album from 1985.

[0:00] “Vagabones: Part I”
[26:39] “Vagabones: Part II”
[52:59] “Rackabones: Part I”
[1:11:02] “Rackabones: Part II”

Talk Talk – I Believe In You

It’s hard to find words for the delicate song forms that Talk Talk conjured on their last 2 albums. This is from the first of the ‘Post Rock era’ of talk Talk, 1988’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’, the busier (if that’s the right term) of the two records. In fact, compared to the bleached, washed out music on follow up ‘Laughing Stock; as well as Hollis’ solo album (the final part of the trilogy?); this is positively anthemic. Beautiful.

Faust – Hurricane

Stomping Avant-Rock from the German Daddies of the “genre”, which is from their great 1997 album ‘You Know Faust’; an album that felt more like the return of Faust than their reformation ‘debut’, 1995’s ‘Rien’.

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