Hold out your plates, kiddies, here are the savory new MP3s WFMU is serving up for the month of March:
David Blair - "The Antichrist"
1991 Cassette recording falling somewhere between Current 93 and Abner
Jay. Taken from the album "Sir Blair of Rothes"; Blair has a determination
to point out in massive detail his roots to Scandinavian royalty in many
letters in the past to WFMU. The only thing found on the internet about him is
Black Lodge Singers - "The Flintstones" The Canyon label has been putting out a lot of contempo Native American sounds, lots of hip-hop variations especially. But this track from their Kids Pow Wow Songs CD from the late 90's has always dropped jaws whenever it got airplay on WFMU through the years.
Ray Kroc flexidisc Part of the the kickoff for the May 7, 1979 "Nobody Can Do It Like McDonald's Can" ad campaign, with too many versions of said jingle. Ray Kroc sounds crocked as he tries to rally his troops.
Improved Sound Ltd - "Hit Em In the Face" This Nuremberg band specialised in German TV and movie soundtracks, but on this wild track they either decided to exploit psychedelia, or someone spiked their Jagermeister with very pure LSD. From the comp "Electrick Loosers."
Herter's Crow Calling Record, Part Two Just in time for the global avian bird flu pandemic, Herter will teach you how to create as much of a riotous bedlam as possible. Blam! Blam! Blam! From the Only in America comp on Arf Arf.
The Huntress Makes Squirrel Melts From the cringe-inducing When TV Attacks video comp; an audio excerpt of a late 80s/early 90s cooking show where the hostess (a somewhat Zolofted Martha Stewart-like hunter) gets her own food to cook up; in this case, Rocky the Squirrel gets blasted from a tree by her kid, and made into delicious after-school snax on an English Muffin with melted cheese on top. Obviously without the video, you don't get to see the skinned fella getting is "little butt" (as she says) coaxed into the pan, but the creepy tone in the creation of this delightful treat warrants an MP3.
Slint - Live Slint is the band that all the kids love, but weren't old enough to see. Since WFMU has a long and glorious tradition of doin' it for the kids, and since the band has reunited for some NYC gigs, we present for your consideration a live track from a 1989 performance in Chicago.
Frances Bebey - Pygmy Divorce
This sad tale of love and divorce amongst the Pygmy population will nail
you right in the ticker... and have you contemplating whether that lovely
bride was really worth swapping out those eight elephant tusks for.
Television Personalities - I Hope He's Everything You Wanted Me To Be The story of Dan Treacy of the TVP's has been a sad one over the last few years; one of punk & post-punk's most beloved bards recently was released from incarceration in an offshore prison ship in the UK after numerous years of drug problems, and thankfully has landed back in the studio with a forthcoming record on Domino. Dan himself emailed WFMU this MP3 preview of things to come, and it's classic TVP beautiful angst.
Mad Bunny Sad Bunny "Steal Away" MBSB is a gnome from Bayonne, New Jersey, whose fascination with the vocal timbre of He of Curly Locks and Exposed Navel has led to some obsessive sonic explorations, this one in particular tickling the fancy of many FMU DJs as of late.
Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons "Happy Funeral" Little to nothing known by this Euro-synthpunk outfit circa early 1980's. This song sounds like a very gothed-out assortment of Peanuts characters doing their bobble-headed, arms-to-their-side dance in a graveyard.
Jeffrey Lewis - History of Punk on the Lower East Side 9 minute acoustic medley opus performed live by anti-folk sweetheart Jeffrey Lewis! Damn good job too, made sure he included the Godz! Jeffrey has also created a comic book to goes along with this song; more info can be found on his website.
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