May 28, 2010 Playlist

"Chico Magnetic Band" by Chico Magnetic Band (1970)
Chico Magnetic Band  "Chico Magnetic Band"  1970 (Algeria/France)
We've got a bit of international heavy seventies rock on the show this morning, and our CAOTW is a one-off masterpice by a unique Algerian-French combo:  The Chico Magnetic Band.  Chico is the barefoot longhair on the cover, who sings in an incomprehensible rock'n'roll English.  His Magnetic Band come across as some sort of heavy metal-esque Jimi Hendrix tribute, with the occasional psychedelic synth interlude to up the crazy factor (including a sample of Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley.)  There were a handful of singles that came out after the album, and I understand there is now a CD reissue that includes the complete works of CMB -- which consists of just sixteen tracks of gonzo guitars and goofy growling.
There does not appear to be any actual footage of Chico in action, but here's a fan vid for his bizarro Hendrix cover "Crosstown Traffic", and here's a rare non-LP B-side from 1972: "Phantasm".  Another hideous hairy radical group on the show this morning is Britain's Edgar Broughton Band -- here they are performing "Love In The Rain" and a cover of their hero Captain Beefheart's "Dropout Boogie".
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Chico Magnetic Band Explosion Chico Magnetic Band
1970 Algeria
Socrates Drank The Conium Breakdown On The Wings 1973 Greece
Aphrodite's Child Altamont
   / The Wedding Of The Lamb
666 1972 Greece
Chico Magnetic Band To Where I Belong Chico Magnetic Band
1970 Algeria
Chico Magnetic Band Pop Orbite Chico Magnetic Band
1970 Algeria
Crushed Butler Love Fighter Uncrushed rec. 1969,
rel. 1998
The Edgar Broughton Band Out Demons Out (live) Demons At The Beeb: Live rec. 1970's,
rel. 2000
Judas Priest The Rage (live bonus track rec. 2009) British Steel 30th Anniversary Edition (N - reissue) 1980 (2010 Columbia/Sony Legacy) UK
The Fall Chino Your Future Our Clutter (N) 2010 (Domino) UK
The Heads (UK) You Can Lean Back Sometimes Time In Space Vol. II (N) 2010 (Rooster) UK
Serena-Maneesh Blow Yr Brains In The Mourning Rain Serena-Maneesh No. 2: Abyss in B Minor (N) 2010 (4AD) Norway
Sabbath Assembly
The Saints Shall Inherit The Earth Restored To One (N) 2010 (AJNA/Feral House) USA
Sun Araw The Stakeout (Reprise) On Patrol (N) 2010 (Not Not Fun) USA
Caribou Sun Swim (N) 2010 (Merge) Canada
Four-Tet Circling There Is Love In You (N) 2010 (Domino) UK
Solus 3
The Sky Above The Roof The Sky Above The Roof (N) 2010 (Solus 3 Recordings) UK
The Byrds You Showed Me Preflyte rec. 1964,
rel. 1969
Country Joe & The Fish Thursday
   / Eastern Jam
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die 1967 USA
Nektar Remember The Future
   / Confusion
Remember The Future 1974 UK/Germany
Man Scotch Corner
   / Exit
Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics 1974 UK (Wales)
Deke Leonard (from Man) The Devil's Glove Kamikaze 1974 UK (Wales)
Fanny Hey Bulldog (Beatles) Fanny Hill 1972 USA
Quicksilver Messenger Service Bears A-side single (Anthology compilation) 1968 USA
Janis Ian And I Did Ma . . . For All The Seasons Of Your Mind 1967 USA
Stone Pillow Eleazar's Circus Eleazar's Circus 1969 USA
Hubert Laws The Rite Of Spring (Igor Stravinsky) The Rite Of Spring 1971 USA
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