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The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound Of Jean Jacques Perrey CD
Do you think he's the better half of Perrey and Kingsley, or are you stuck on "Popcorn?" If so, get your head outta the buttery bucket and check out Jean Jacques' 1968 release (reissued on CD by Vanguard). He influenced about a kazillion musicians with his Moog-y ways. Not only is this electronic music fascinating, it's also very much fun. Aren't you having some sort of party soon? Whatever music you planned to play at your party is woefully inadequate compared to this CD.
Eyeless in Gaza - SunBursts In b/w Lilt of Music 7"
Martyn Bates + Peter Becker = this experimental, synth-based, post-punk duo. Remember when "independent music" actually meant something? Well, Eyeless in Gaza, formed in 1980, were that. They explored all sorts of musical styles, from music for films to "forceful, savage" songs. Sounds
kinda hot, doesn't it? Anyway, they split up for awhile, and according to their website, they've recently gotten back together to play some gigs in England and other non-USA places like that. Wherever you may be, WFMU will ship this 7" to you, as long as you are the highest bidder and you pay us.
E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith - John Strausbaugh
Yes, it's a BOOK. You can read it while you listen to WFMU. Fans of the New York Press will no doubt recognize associate editor Strausbaugh, who also penned "Rock Til' You Drop: The Decline from Rebellion to Nostalgia," "Alone With the President," and his latest, "Black Like You." This one was published in 1995, and is all about the - don't laugh - Elvis Faith. Yes, in the realm of crackpot cults, this one at least plays decent music. Strausbaugh treats the subject seriously, viewing it through the lens of American studies, anthropology, and sociology, amongst other popular Liberal Arts majors. It's not a dry, academic tome, nor is it a condescending geek show. It's a great read, so read it.