October 11, 2006 Playlist

"Histoire de Melody Nelson" by Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg "Histoire de Melody Nelson" 1971 (France)
Gainsbourg often seems more like a professional provacateur than a musician: this, his most celebrated record, is a concept album about Serge having a sexual affair with an underage girl, who then dies in a plane crash at the end of the story! But if you don't understand French that's hardly an issue -- musically, this is a fantastic piece of work, with a unique sound that might be described as "psychedelic funk" -- Francais style! 
N = New Release
R = Listener Request
The Paybacks - Painkiller (N)
Yo La Tengo - Pass The Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind (N)
Comets On Fire - The Swallow's Eye (N)
Serge Gainsbourg - Cargo Culte  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Magma (as "The Unnamables") - Africa Anteria
Yoko Ono - Airmale
Kraftwerk - Spule 4
Deep Purple - No No No (R)
Cactus - Evil
Guru Guru - Bo Diddley
Amon Duul II - Restless Skylight - Transistor - Child
Speed Glue & Shinki - Stoned Out Of My Mind
Brainticket - Brainticket (part 2)
Faust - Why Don't You Eat Carrots
Can - Bring Me Coffee Or Tea
Curved Air - Over And Above
The Mars Volta - Viscera Eyes (N)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Awakening
Peter Hammill - Re-Awakening
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