Inflatable Boy Clams - Five songs from this proto art-punk female quartet from San Francisco, originally pressed onto two seven inch singles by Subterranean Records in 1981: Skeletons | Snoteleks | Marin | I'm Sorry | Boystown (MP3s)
Wayne Butane - MP3 excerpt from his new "Imbalanced" CD. Thankfully, people like Wayne Butane exist and have a lot of time to take millions of audio snippets and assemble them into brain-altering rivers of sound gush, that will often leave you chuckling in a most Beavis-and-Butthead-like manner before it all ends. Pure genius for the short-attention span potty-humor loving gnomes in the audience. Discs available at Flaming Canine's site
Chuck Jones - Loveline Questions (MP3) From Jones' Four Isolation Studies collection, a sea of strung together questions. No answers.
But there's more! Follow the link below for more new MP3s, plus a recap of all the MP3s from Beware of the Blog for the past month.
Pack - Terrorist (MP3) "My neighbor! He's a terrorist!" - some interesting foreshadowing from this German band in 1978. But besides that, Pack totally ruled and never got the attention they deserved. Simple three-chord flying-V/bass/primitive drum whomp that predated the Oblivians and Mummies, peeling paint unlike any other comtemporaries except maybe the Pagans.
Amiri Baraka - Bang Bang Outishly (MP3) The former poet laureate of New Jersey covers Thelonius Monk.
Hippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds - Pet Sounds | I Know There's An Answer | You Still Believe In Me (MP3s) Perhaps inspired by the viral phenomenon of Dangermouse's The Grey Album and The Kleptones' Night At The Hip-Hopera, the net label Hippocamp released a bizarre, glitched-out remix of the entire Pet Sounds album. The title track defies description - kidgloves and autisitci turning Brian Wilson's bucolic instrumental into a house party, and plasticflesh manages to make I Know There's An Answer sound like it was recorded inside a Commodore 64. The whole LP is still up here.
Decent-quality MP3s of Shooby Taylor, the scat singer to the stars (and arguably the world's most influential vocalist) who was discovered by WFMU's electrician Craig Bradley can be found here.
Here are the latest episodes of our two podcast-only shows. Thirteen other FMU shows are also podcast, but these two exist in the podcast realm exclusively:
- Coffee 2 Go, featuring underground, unreleased hip-hop, hosted by Noah (MP3)
- Communication Breakdown, Chris T's FCC-unfriendly and unsafe for work podcast (MP3)
You can have the MP3 archives of these two shows, and thirteen other WFMU programs downloaded automatically to your computer and/or your MP3 player via WFMU's Podcasts. More info and links here.
And here's a recap of the MP3s we've featured here on Beware of the Blog in the last month:
- Visit the Irdial site for downloads from the 4-CD Conet Project set, featuring shortwave recordings of numbers stations, which have been used by various international spy agencies to communicate with agents in the field. Download the booklet for the four-CD set here.
- Hip-hop radio remixes from the 80's available on this site.
- Mr. Ed Theme in German (MP3), performed by Ralf Paulsen.
- While we're on the subject, check out this MP3 of Ol' Dirty Bastard trying out for the role of Mr. Ed (MP3) for a Fox TV remake of the program, shortly before his death. Is this legit? Did ODB really want to play the voice of a talking horse? We have yet to uncover any evidence nixing the theory.
- Speaking of dirty, Karen Finley's "I'm an Ass Man" may redefine the term for you (MP3 link and original posting by Kenny G available here).
- Philips launched a series of electronic and musique concrète releases called Prospective 21e Siècle, whose shiny sleeves now fetch top dollar in record geek circles. Visit Dutch label EARLabs' site to grab MP3s of the four-disc Electronic Panorama box.
- Check out this site for MP3s of 32 different versions of Ghost Riders in the Sky.
- Read Station Manager Ken's post for the most evil ways to ditch a telemarketer.
- This post by Brian Turner exposes the dark past of Simple Minds, with an MP3 that'll surprise you silly.
- MP3s from WFMU's Donna Summer (aka Jason Forrest) and his Cock Rock Disco label, available here.
- A bucketload of Jim Roche MP3s were posted here by Kenny G, but beware: this performance artist's schtick involved mimicking the racist, sexist rednecks from his home in the deep south.
- She Be She Strike: extended version of audio captured from the Eskimo janitor takeover of a Canadian radio station when the regular staff went on strike. Read all about the historic oddity and grab the MP3s here.
- Public Enemy MP3s available here, including rare releases, live sessions, and remixes.
- Grab an MP3 of The Hospitals' trashed out cover of "Happy Jack" from this post.
- Songs about bitches and ho's, available for download from this post.
- Catch some MP3s about our furry friends here.
- Sam and Joe's protest song, "Save the Children" from the Fear of Smell compilation, available on this post.
- Amazing MP3s of livestock auctioneer champions rattling off hordes of cattle. This post is not to be missed.
- Lunatic rants from Francis E. Dec, Esquire can be downloaded right here.
- Ted Shred's "Michael Jackson Vs. Cookie Monster" and Daniel's "Death Metal Warmup Exercises" MP3 downloads. Also, find out why Cookie Monster is the most musically influential muppet by reading Station Manager Ken's analysis.
- Norweigan version of the sountrack to the Rocky Horror Picture Show: MP3s available on this post by Kenny G.
- A multitude of links to talk radio host Lionel, a lone soldier in the battle of broadcasting intelligent discourse concerning current events.
- The Fugs "Nothing" MP3 available on this post.
- British MP George Galloway denies involvement in the UN's Oil for Food scandal and offers a scathing condemnation of the Iraq War. MP3 of the speech available here.
- Dutch street organ tunes in MP3; grab 'em here.
- Japanese chamber muzak from Real Fish, with ties to Yellow Magic Orchestra. Click here to read the original post, chock full of MP3s.
- Bob Dylan's atrocious vocal cameo in USA For Africa's "We Are the World" (MP3).
- Kiddie MP3s available on this post, including a disco medley by Mini-Pops, East Bay jailbait-core Raooul with their song "Possessed," and the endearing sounds of babies choking.
- Razormaid's remix of Bronski Beat's "Cha Cha Heels" with Eartha Kitt channeling Divine on the vocal track; MP3 available from this post.
- Karate sound effects: "Stick Fight" from Bruce Lee's Game of Death (MP3)
- Read all about the intrigue of The Haka (Maori rugby chant from New Zealand) and grab the MP3 from this post.
- The entire Paranoia album by German cabaret outfit Kollektiv Rote Rube, ready for download on this post.
- One entire episode of the TV show, Deadwood, condensed into seven minutes of non-stop profanity is here, posted by Station Manager Ken.
- Robot speak: MP3s of robots reciting PSAs and dictating driving directions, available on this post.
- Chicago street figure Sharkula self-releases tapes including dialogue with strangers relaying their views of hip-hop music. Grab some MP3s right here.
- Jean Kluger and Daniel Vanguard's "Yamasuki," available for download on this post. Two French pop producers make a Japanese record. Yep.
- An excerpt of The Simpsons with audio captioning for the blind. Download the MP3 on this post, courtesy of Station Manager Ken.
Still haven't had enough?! Head over the WFMU's On The Download for more.