October 9, 2009 Playlist

"20 Jazz Funk Greats" by Throbbing Gristle (1978)

Throbbing Gristle "20 Jazz Funk Greats"  1978 (UK)
Last week on the show we explored the weird subgenre of "switched-on" moog records.  One of the more amusing records to have been influenced by those good ole "psychedelic exotica" sounds was Throbbing Gristle's third album, ironically titled 20 Jazz Funk Greats.  Known as one of the pioneers of "industrial music", TG have been standard bearers of weird underground sounds ever since the mid-1970's, although with nods to Martin Denny and krautrock this record is certainly their "catchiest" and the most accessible entry point for the casual listener.
Here's a clip of TG live in 1980, and here's the same gang at a recent 2009 show in Chicago.  Finally, here's a recent interview with founder Genesis P-Orridge.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Butthole Surfers Cherub Psychic, Powerless . . . Another Man's Sac 1984 USA
Pere Ubu Act 1, Scene 1  (including Ubu Overture and The Song Of The Grocery Police) Bring Me The Head of Ubu Roi: The Radio Play Part 1 (N) 2009 (Hearpen) USA
Sonic Youth Poison Arrow The Eternal (N) 2009 (Matador) USA
Dinosaur jr Friends Farm (N) 2009 (Jagjaguwar) USA
Dinosaur jr Freak Scene Bug 1988 USA
Throbbing Gristle Walkabout 20 Jazz Funk Greats
1978 UK
Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats 20 Jazz Funk Greats
1978 UK
Throbbing Gristle Convincing People 20 Jazz Funk Greats
1978 UK
Throbbing Gristle United A-side 7" single 1978 UK
Suicide Girl Suicide 1977 USA
Fifty Foot Hose Cauldron Cauldron 1967 USA
Mission of Burma . . . And Here It Comes B-side 7" single (N) 2009 (Matador) USA
Falcon Arrow Salvavidas Falcon Arrow EP (N) 2009 (self release) USA
The Fiery Furnaces Lost At Sea I'm Going Away (N)
2009 (Thrill Jockey) USA
Fat Freddy's Drop Wild Wind Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (N) 2009 (The Drop) New Zealand
The Breeders Pinnacle Hollow Fate To Fatal EP (N) 2009 (Period Music) USA
Prince Rama Of Ayodhya Aeolian Divine Divine/Journey (N - split LP with The Great Valley) 2009 (Spooky Town) USA
Absinthe Minds (with Zola Jesus) Untitled Track 3 The Song Of Returning Light (N - cassette) 2009 (Not Not Fun) USA
Blues Control Mashpotato Bored Fortress (split 7" with Heavy Winged) 2007 USA
Heavy Winged The Map of Dusk Shaking, Waking (N) 2009 (self release?) USA
Silvester Anfang Burkelbos Sylvester Anfang II (N) 2009 (Aurora Borealis) Belgium
Alice Donut Prog Jenny Ten Glorious Animals (N) 2009 (Alternative Tentacles/Howler) USA
Bird Names She Works In A Store Sings The Browns (N) 2009 (Upset The Rhythm) USA
The Bitter Tears Starlight Jam Tarts In The Jake House (N) 2009 (Carrot Top) USA
Califone Ape-Like All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (N) 2009 (Dead Oceans) USA
Jonathan Richman You Can Have A Cell Phone That's OK But Not Me A-side 7" single (N) 2008 (Vapor) USA
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