September 11, 2019 Playlist

"New York Dolls" by New York Dolls (1973)
New York Dolls "New York Dolls"  1973 (USA) 
This remarkably crude-sounding example of "raunch and roll" only comes in second behind The Stooges' most gonzo album (released the same year) in terms of being a critical influence on the punk rock explosion of 1977. In fact, Sex Pistols manager and svengali Malcolm McLaren took over as the Dolls' manager in the waning years of their career after their record company dumped them; his not-so-brilliant idea was to update the band's "drag queens who can beat you up" look with red outfits and communist flags (as if boys in drag singing about sex and dope wasn't already shocking enough.) No doubt Lou Reed was a key influence, both for his gender-bending shtick in the early 70's and the notoroiously crude but heavy sounds of his old band The Velvet Underground. Which also makes NY Dolls the missing like between the Velvets and KISS, another band playing crude masculine glam rock in makeup and heels at the same time in the same city (though KISS has always claimed their only influences were British classic rock bands not any local groups, yeah right.) One more fun fact: the Dolls' debut album was produced by Todd Rundgren, at the very same time he was working on his masterpiece prog-pop album, which couldn't be more different from our CAOTW this week!
This week our jazz fusion hour of the program concludes with J-pop, because those two genres are more closely related than you think! released a pair of decidedly jazzy singles last year: "Goodnight Polaris, Goodbye Parallel World" (cheezy scifi video) and "I Want To Do Something" (nostalgia, friendship, nature, fashionable clothes) - both composed by H ZETT M who also plays keyboards (I guess he's famous in Japan). These tunes feature the transitional 7-girl lineup of 2018: Moga quit two years ago ending the "classic lineup" (2012-2017) that took them from small clubs to the top of the charts, so they added new members Nagi and Rin. Even more recently, Nemu left the band following the release of their latest album at the beginning of 2019. Six minus one plus two minus one more equals back to six members now, and they've already released another pile of post-Nemu singles this summer . . . but that will be next week's segment of DMPA theatre!
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Todd RundgrenWhen The Shit Hits The Fan / Sunset Blvd.
   --> La Feel Internacionale
A Wizard, A True Star1973USA
Steely DanYour Gold TeethCountdown To Ecstasy1973USA
Santana Oye Esta Mi Canto ("Listen, This Is My Song")Africa Speaks (N)2019 (Concord)USA/Mexico
The Black Keys Tell Me LiesLet's Rock (N)2019 (Nonesuch)USA
Cass McCombs AbsenteeTip Of The Sphere (N)2019 (Anti-)USA
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Social CandyAnd Now For The Whatchamacallit (N)2019 (Marathon)Australia
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Mars For The RichInfest The Rats' Nest (N)2019 (ATO)Australia
Oh Sees SnickersneeFace Stabber (N)2019 (Castle Face)USA
88Kasyo JunreiSpirituality Bo
("Spirituality Grave")
Datsun EP2018Japan
High Sunn Three WordsOur Perception (N)2019 (Spirit Goth)USA
Prettiest Eyes No More SummerVol. 3 (N)2019 (Castle Face)USA
New York DollsPersonality CrisisNew York Dolls
New York DollsPills (Bo Diddley)New York Dolls
New York DollsJet BoyNew York Dolls
New York DollsDon't Start Me Talkin' (Sonny Boy Williamson)Too Much Too Soon1974USA
KISSRoom ServiceDressed To Kill1975USA
Lou ReedHangin' 'RoundTransformer1972USA
Peter Laughner What Goes On (live - The Velvet Underground)Peter Laughner (N - box set compilation)rec. 1974 (2019 Smog Veil)USA
TelevisionMarquee MoonMarquee Moon1977USA
Talking HeadsLove --> Building On Firenon-album single (Sand In The Vaseline comp.)1977USA
Sonic YouthTrilogy:
   (a) The Wonder
   (b) Hyperstation
   (c) Eliminator jr.
Daydream Nation1988USA
Robert Fripp (with Daryl Hall)New York, New York, New YorkExposure (CD reissue bonus track)1979UK/USA
Raoul Bjorkenheim, Anders Nilsson & Gerald CleaverVortexKalabalik2011Finland/Sweden
Grant GreenThe WindjammerGreen Is Beautiful1970USA
The Stark RealityThirty Days Hath September (Hoagy Carmichael)The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop1970USA
Miles DavisRight Off
   --> Black Satin (live)
Tokyo 1973rec. 1973, rel. 2016USA Oyasumi Polaris Sayonara Parallel World
("Goodnight Polaris, Goodbye Parallel World")
Wareware Wa Da (N)
("We Are")
2019 (Toy's Factory)Japan Taiyoukei Kansatsu Chu Seimei Tai
("I Want To Do Something")
Wareware Wa Da (N)
("We Are")
2019 (Toy's Factory)Japan
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