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December 7, 2001: Belated Props to a Can-Man, w/ special live guests The Asteroid #4
Listen to this show: RealAudio
Poor Michael Karoli - As the guitarist and youngest member of Can , he introduced the other members to the music of The Beatles, only to be overshadowed in death by their own youngest & guitar player. We lost him to cancer just a week before George Harrison.
4/29/48 - 11/17/01
Rest in Peace...
|The Asteroid #4||What a Sorry Way to Go||Introducing The Asteroid #4||Our guests tonight - in another time and place.|
|St. John Green||Love of Hate / One Room Cemetery||s/t||A 1968 Kim Fowley/Michael Lloyd production. LA's most death-obsessed band! Their singer would often puke up blood between sets. He's fine now.|
|The Guild of Temporal Adventurers||She Brings the Rain / Iridescence 31||10" ep||Kendra Smith, post-Opel. "She Brings the Rain" is a Can cover.|
|Shirley Collins||The Spermwhale Fishery||False True Lovers||very early Shirley (1959 - 1963)|
|John Cale & Tony Conrad||After the Locust||Stainless Gamelan: Inside the Dream Syndicate Vol 3|
|various||....||Celebrities at Their Worst Vol 3||Sebastian Cabot, Kurt Cobain, Jim Backus, Donny Osmond, Howard Cosell, and that f'in kid from Harry Potter take turns introducing themselves.|
|Sylvester Stallone||(with his language removed)||Language Removal Services||Someone has graciously removed all the words from a particularly eloquent Sly recitative - leaving this beauty. (Yes, you can be sure the 7 Second Delay version is on it's way!)|
The Asteroid #4 performs live
|To fathom what The Asteroid #4 is up to now, we must consider the Stones - had they gone backwards from 1971, and stopped at "Their Satanic Majesties...." Got it? Once upon a time, The Asteroid #4 were the finest practitioners of the "Psychedelphia" sound. Some real lysergic stuff it was! Acid oils dripped from their pores, as they sang songs of Edie Sedgwick, honeybees and Kings & Queens. However, soon they were overtaken by the purist's desire to master The Rock before distorting it with samples & sitars - so back they went: to a time when the boys simply chugged on the low E string & the girls went "yeah!". The haircuts are mod, the hiphuggers have laces where the snaps once were, and the songs are straight outta "Sticky Fingers" - sometimes literally! Here's what they done: (Listen: Real)|
|The Asteroid #4||Apple Street|
|Two Talented Sisters|
|People on the Street|
|Til He's Ready|
|Monday Morning Gloom|
|Lyin' Eyes||uh, nope - it's not that Lyin' Eyes.|
|Dead Flowers||yup - it is that Dead Flowers (Stones, "Sticky Fingers" cover)|
|The Asteroid #4 currently comprises the following fellas:|
|Scott:||lead vocals, percussion & acoustic guitar|
|Eric:||Rickenbacker guitar & background vocals|
|Jamie:||Les Paul guitar & background vocals|
|Thanks so much to The Asteroid #4 for coming down & doing the set for us tonight! And thanks as always to our engineer - Mr. Golden Ears, Jesse Cannon, for turning in another amazing sounding set!|
|Einsturzende Neubauten||Architektur ist Geiselnahme||Strategies Against Architecture 3|
|Third Ear Band||Fire||s/t|
|Panda Bear||Mich mit einer mond||s/t||Perhaps you know him better as one half of Avey Tare & Panda Bear?|
|Olivia Tremor Control||Fireplace||7" single|
|Guided by Voices||(I'll Name You) The Flame That Cries||I Am A Tree 7"|
|The Great Gaylord||Squat With Me Baby||7"||Yeah, that's THE Great Gaylord - WFMU's very own Gaylord Fields.|
|No Comment||Modern Moses||87-93|
|Skywave||Can't Take It||Live at WFMU 12-15-00|
|Witthuser & Westrupp||??||Trips und Traume|
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