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Options October 22, 2007: including a brief tribute to Paul Raven of Killing Joke and other bands.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
burton cummings  my own way to rock   Options 7"  portrait  1977  of Guess Who fame    0:00:00 ()
the spread eagles  up too high (much too high)   Options 7"  boom chick      *   0:02:50 ()
the tactics  standing by the window   Options va-tales from the australian underground  feel presents    singles 1976-1989    0:05:46 ()
the bizarros  young girls at market   Options s/t    1979      0:08:25 ()
sixteens  crystalline saturate   Options into the gold wave of future non rip-off  hungry eye      *   0:11:28 ()
yo la tengo  stockholm syndrome   Options i can hear the heart beating as one  matador  1997      0:17:49 ()
joy division  means to an end   Options heart & soul box set  rhino    tomorrow is your last chance to see Control at the Film Forum
BULLETIN: Listener Herb reports that actor Sam Riley, who portrays Ian Curtis, will be at the 7pm screening at Film Forum tomorrow night for a Q+A.
 
  0:20:27 ()
howling hex  martyr lectures comedian   Options XI  drag city      *   0:23:11 ()
standells  dirty water   Options dirty water  sundazed    Go Sox!!    0:25:04 ()
 
the poems  so soon   Options young america  minty fresh      *   0:35:52 ()
kahimi karie  good morning world   Options s/t  minty fresh  1998      0:39:23 ()
child bite  gudavia   Options gold thriller  joyful noise      *   0:42:43 ()
silver hawk  all i can do   Options va-cicadelic 60s vol 1          0:46:19 ()
the mantles  walk with me   Options 7" ep  dulc-i-tone    myspace.com/mantles  *   0:50:12 ()
 
young marble giants  n.i.t.a.   Options colossal youth & collected works  domino      *   0:58:33 ()
blank dogs  housefly   Options 7"  hozac      *   1:01:51 ()
weather prophets  i almost prayed   Options   creation  1986      1:04:41 ()
 
fiery furnaces  the philadelphia grand jury   Options widow city  thrill jockey      *   1:17:46 ()
heroes & villains  strawman (in the woodchipper)   Options play themes from the dark pink circus  x!      *   1:25:12 ()
the kills  cat claw   Options keep on your mean side  rough trade  2003      1:29:41 ()
sick e's  why am i still...   Options whispers 7" ep  going underground      *   1:33:43 ()
 
the slow poisoner  flaming creatures (of rock and roll)   Options roadside altar  roctopus!      *   1:44:05 ()
aesop rock  none shall pass   Options none shall pass  definitive jux      *   1:46:53 ()
we are wolves  coconut night   Options total magique  dare to care      *   1:50:36 ()
david bowie  golden years   Options station to station  rca  1976      1:54:21 ()
 
electric six  down at mcdonnelzzz   Options i shall exterminate everything around me that restricts me from being the master  metropolis      *   2:04:18 ()
dr. delay  yesterday's children - sailing / thunder and roses - dear dream maker   Options rem sleep  self-released      *   2:08:54 ()
the hardtimes  goodbye   Options blew mind    1968      2:13:04 ()
 
killing joke  wardance (live)   Options ha  editions eg  1982  RIP bass player Paul Raven, who died of a heart attack over the weekend at age 46.
Obits here and here.
 
  2:20:28 ()
killing joke  money is not our god   Options extremities dirt and various repressed emotions  noise int'l / bmg  1990      2:24:05 ()
killing joke  eighties   Options night time  eg  1985      2:29:01 ()
killing joke  pssyche (live)   Options ha  editions eg  1982      2:32:42 ()
 
bliss  move it (to another side)   Options 7"  kay-dee      *   2:43:44 ()
ansley gordon  she gives me good loving   Options va-mix a fix: uk floor fillers vol 2  psychic circle      *   2:46:58 ()
the creteens  we need a change   Options cocksucker 7"  boom chick      *   2:50:16 ()
mannequin men  boys (they don't mind)   Options fresh rot  flameshovel      *   2:51:40 ()
the records  affection rejected   Options s/t  virgin  1979      2:54:55 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 10/22/07 11:27pm EL:

Here we go Boston— HERE WE GO!
  Mon. 10/22/07 11:44pm Yank's fan:

If everyone loves Boston and the Red Sox so much then what are you doing down here in the Tri-State area for? ;)
  Mon. 10/22/07 11:48pm A. Booklyn:

Re. "Control," isn't it amazing that someone with such a mundane life and milieu like Ian Curtis was able to produce such incredible, timeless music? I mean, based on the movie, his life was mostly just an ordinary domestic melodrama. Anyone else relying on such thin gruel for inspiration, as Ian did, would not have come up with a whole lot. And the guys in Joy Division, whose less than insightful comments on their historic band I've followed for years, were not the sharpest tacks--but it seems they all went beyond the moment and whatever limitations they may have had. That's the real story there, it seems to me (unless I'm missing a large part of puzzle--and it is a puzzle).

A. Booklyn
  Mon. 10/22/07 11:49pm EL:

It's Red Sox NATION.
  Tue. 10/23/07 12:07am A. Booklyn:

EFD--You are so right: their music was glaringly simple; that's how they cut to the bone. (What is a scalpel after all but a thin piece of metal and a handle.) The lyrics, are less simple, owing to Ian's literary pretensions/influences. He was a brilliant allegorist; there is a lot going on there.

Joy Division is as good as they ever were (and they were the best)--their power hasn't dulled a bit in all these years. How is that possible!? Who else can you say that about?
  Tue. 10/23/07 12:15am craig keller:

Hi Evan -- Just a small correction.. sorry if it seems nitpicky. 'Election' is not Japanese... it's a Hong Kong film..
  Tue. 10/23/07 12:16am craig keller:

(PS - I also bring it up because today I subjected myself to 'The Cannonball Run' for the first time, in which Jackie Chan plays "a Japanese man," despite speaking Mandarin throughout, to a man who actually is speaking Japanese to him... apparently it's "all the same" though, for auteur Hal Needham!)
  Tue. 10/23/07 12:29am efd:

Thanks for the correction, Craig, I appreciate it. As for your quibbles with "Cannonball Run," take those up with Tom Scharpling!
@A. Booklyn, thanks for your comments on Control!
@EL, thanks for having my back. :)
  Tue. 10/23/07 12:53am craig keller:

Funny you mention that. I took the 'Cannonball Run' viewing-tip from that episode of The Best Show a few weeks ago -- the "best-movie-lines-ever" follow-up installment. I don't mean to write the thing off completely -- the whole picture plays like a(n?) hallucination, and I suppose there's something to be said for this. The sheer audacity of each scene is jaw-dropping, to the degree that its tastelessness goes so far south on the sensibility-globe that it ends up reappearing from the polar north and turns into "all up-side". I think. If that makes sense.

The line that convinced me to check it out btw (per Tom's mention) -- which is even crazier in the context of the scene itself: a completely earnest moment, Burt Reynolds and Farah Fawcett in their underwear, reclining in the back of an ambulance. Tender repose. Fawcett: "I'm surprised things ended up like this... just me and you [or words to that effect]. I thought I was in for a gang-bang." Reynolds [and, again, I can't emphasize how -tenderly- the thing is played]: "Gang-bang? We're racers... not rapists."

I concur with Mr. Tom too about the greatness of 'Clifford.' And I'd make the case for Tom Green's 'Freddy Got Fingered,' too, which is truly a Great Film.

PS - Thanks for introducing me to, yes, The Slow Poisoner (first time a couple weeks back). And The Holy Kiss. And Pinnacle. And The Howling Hex. And the amazing Pastiche. -- all in the scope of one show!!!

craig.
  Tue. 10/23/07 12:55am slugluv1313:

i have *got* to get on Film Forum mailing list again -- TOTALLY missed out on "CONTROL" . . . and the recent "Lost/In Memoriam" too . . .

did you know that "Stand Tall" by Burton Cummings was the first release on Portrait records? (yep, i was a record-collector-GEEK even back then so i just HAD to run out and buy the 45 for that reason)

goodness i just found out in the past few days that Lady Jaye and Lucky Dube are no more -- now Paul Raven too???
  Tue. 10/23/07 12:58am slugluv1313:

to craig keller:

glad to hear that you dig PASTICHE!!!!!!!!
  Tue. 10/23/07 1:16am efd:

@sluglove - yes, sad but true re Paul Raven. See http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/killing_joke/news/10500 and http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003661390 for details.
@Craig - thanks for the thanks! great to know i turned you on to those bands (especially Pastiche!)
  Tue. 10/23/07 3:33pm Jodi B.:

I am in LA and saw "Control" on Friday, it was lovely to look at, but godamn that Ian Curtis is just not a very sympathetic character, don't you jsut wann shake him?
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