March 25, 2011 Playlist

"Monster Movie" by The Can (1969)
Can  "Monster Movie"  1969 (Germany)
Holger Czukay ("CHOO-kai") just turned 73 years old this week -- he was the bassist (and many would say leader) of The Can:  legendary "krautrock" group, and indeed one of the greatest "jam bands" of all time.  In their initial formation, this iconic quartet of academically-trained German musicians was joined by the uniquely loopy American singer Malcolm Mooney -- resulting in a debut album which sounds like Karlheinz Stockhausen guiding The Velvet Underground through a series of James Brown riffs!  Can's classic combination of psychedelic garage rock with funky grooves and electronic experimentation has been incredibly influential on underground music ever since (The Fall, Talking Heads, Public Image, Sonic Youth and Stereolab just to name a few obvious examples -- even Radiohead covered a Can song, and Kanye West has sampled them!)
I don't believe Can was ever filmed when Malcolm Mooney was in the band, but here's birthday boy Holger Czukay hosting a short documentary on the original Can, and some live clips from the 1970's with their second singer Damo Suzuki: "Paperhouse" from the Beat Club TV show, and "Bring Me Coffee Or Tea" live in the studio.  Also on the show this week, yet another listener request for Neil Young.
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Neil Young (R) Time Fades Away (live) Time Fades Away 1973 Canada
Neil Young (R) Albuquerque Tonight's The Night 1975 Canada
Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) Sugaree Garcia 1972 USA
Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) Black-Throated Wind Ace 1972 USA
The Grateful Dead The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) The Grateful Dead 1967 USA
Can Father Cannot Yell Monster Movie
1969 Germany
Can Yoo Doo Right Monster Movie
1969 Germany
Guzzo Pinc & The Longsleeves The Red Duke Cometh The Clap EP (N) 2011 (Free Agent) USA
The New Lou Reeds Older Than Dirt Hit Songs (N - compilation)
2010 (Exit Stencil) USA
Red Asphalt Devil Trombones Symphonie Fantastique (N) 2010 (Egg & Anvil) USA
Jad Fair Sticky Cotton Candy Dress Beautiful Songs: The Best Of Jad Fair (N - compilation) 1999 (2011 Fire Records) USA
Neo Non Blues #292 (toad) Backatcha, Pod People!! 2009 USA
Kitty Rhombus Daughters Lips & Arms (N) 2010 (self release) USA
Mogwai Mexican Grand Prix Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (N) 2011 (Subpop) UK (Scotland)
The Rick Ray Band Dragon's Breath Can't Lie Hard Enough (N) 2011 (Neurosis) USA
Sodom Knarrenheinz In War And Pieces (N) 2011 (Steamhammer
Brotherhood Of Man The Wörld is Yours (N) 2010 (Motorhead Music) UK
Zevious Glass Tables After The Air Raid (N) 2009 (Cuneiform) USA
Sonic Youth Dans Les Bois/M. Rabier Simon Werner A Disparu (N - original movie soundtrack) 2011 (SYR) USA
Bardo Pond Just Once Bardo Pond (N) 2010 (Fire Records) USA
Six Organs Of Admittance
A New Name On An Old Cement Bridge Asleep On The Floodplain (N) 2011 (Drag City) USA
The Cave Singers Outer Realms No Witch (N)
2011 (Jagjaguwar) USA
Rosetta West The Temple Raccoon (N)
2011 (self release) USA
Ólöf Arnalds Vinkonur Innundir Skinni (N)
2010 (One Little Indian) Iceland
J Mascis Make It Right Several Shades Of Why (N)
2011 (Sub Pop) USA
Elton John Empty Sky Empty Sky 1969 UK
Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues) Message
   / The Seed
   / The Promise
The Promise 1976 UK
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