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Options July 18, 2001: Brute Force (Stephen Friedland) visits the show (with co-hostess Dawn Eden)

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Irwin welcomes inexplicable phenom Stephen Friedland, a.k.a. Brute Force. Brute's 1968 John Simon-produced album, Confections of Love, was a strange mixture of cabaret-rock, outsider humor, and mystifying pop songcraft. A songwriter who began his career in New York during the Brill Building era, his tunes by have been recorded by such well-known artists as The Chiffons, The Cyrkle, Del Shannon, and The Creation. He recorded one controversial 45 rpm single for Apple Records, which is listed in the censored song database of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt. Brute, who performs comedy, acts, and teaches yoga, was born in Jersey City, and lives in New York. He snorkels and once swam halfway across the Bering Strait. Tune in to hear the guy who wrote the songs "Tapeworm of Love" and "To Sit on a Sandwich," and find out why.

Artist Track Album
Samm Bennett  Koko's Hypnotism / Cartoon Factory   Options New Music for Koko the Clown 
Stop Children  Another Brick in the Wall   Options The Singing Dictionary 
Plone  The Greek Alphabet   Options For Beginner Piano 
 
Noonday Underground  London   Options Self-Assembly 
Wagon Christ  It is Always Now, All of It is Now   Options Musipal 
B(if)tek  Machines Work   Options 20/20 
Blake Babies  Disappear   Options God Bless the Blake Babies 
The Platters  Bark, Battle & Ball   Options Encores 
 
Vert  The Precious Meanwhile   Options Nine Types of Ambiguity 
The Former Yugoslavia  Last Caress (Misfits)   Options The Singing Dictionary 
Lake  Moonshadow   Options listener submission 
Pram  The Mermaids' Hotel   Options The Owl Service 
Jane Siberry  Writers are a Funny Breed   Options Jane Siberry 
 
Foetus  Cirrhosis of the Heart   Options Flow 
Chicago Underground Quartet  A Re-Occuring Dream   Options Chicago Underground Quartet 
Buffalo Springfield   Down to the Wire   Options The Buffalo Springfield Box Set 
Brute Force  In Jim's Garage   Options Confections of Love 
Pimp Daddy Supreme  All-Star   Options The Singing Dictionary 
 
The Swords/Project  The New Assassin   Options The Swords/Project 
Mott the Hoople  Rabbit Foot and Toby Time/Half Moon Bay   Options Mott the Hoople 
 
BRUTE FORCE (STEPHEN FRIEDLAND)  VISITS THE WFMU STUDIO   Options with Dawn Eden co-hostess 
Brute Force  interview seg 1 (including the Doggie Surrender Pose)   Options  
 
Chiffons  Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me) [comp. Brute Force]   Options Laurie 45 (1965) 
Brute Force  To Sit On A Sandwich   Options Confections of Love 
Brute Force  interview seg 2   Options  
 
The Cyrkle  Why Can't You Give Me What I Want (comp. Brute Force)   Options Red Rubber Ball 
Brute Force  Adam and Evening   Options Warner Bros. single (1968) 
Brute Force  interview seg 3   Options  
 
Brute Force  No Olympian Heights   Options Confections of Love 
Brute Force  interview seg 4   Options  
 
Brute Force  The Fuh King (excerpt)   Options Apple Records 45 
Brute Force  interview seg 5   Options  
 
Brute Force  Franchise Guy   Options unreleased track 
The Creation  For All That I Am (comp. Brute Force)   Options single prod. by Shel Talmy 
Brute Force  I Find This Annoying   Options unreleased track from Confections of Love 
Brute Force  interview seg 6   Options  
 
Brute Force  The Purpose of a Circus   Options Warner Bros. single (B-side of "Adam and Evening") 
Brute Force  Pledge Allegiance to the Planet   Options Brute's Force 2 
Brute Force  Dwayne of the Upper Regions   Options Extemporaneous 
Brute Force  interview seg 7   Options  
 
Brute Force  Tapeworm of Love   Options Confections of Love 

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Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 6/18/17 8:08am Irwin:

Playlist compiled June 18, 2017.
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