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Order and disorder in a freeform haze of terribly-played guitars, shorted-out electronics, found audio detritus, strange sounds from strange lands all around. Psych-punk-junk, collage, even pop. Lots of in-studio live performances to boot.

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Options December 1, 2009: special: LAFMS retrospective joined by Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Dennis Duck, and Vetza Trussell, plus live set from AIRWAY

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Clockwise: Airway live at Gramercy Theater NYC (pic Danny Gromfin), Danny Gromfin, Tom Recchion, Rick Potts, Dennis Duck, BT, Joe Potts @ WFMU, Rick Potts + guitar, Tom & Rick in session (pix BT)

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Artist Track Album Comments New Approx. start time
Tom Recchion  Jazz 2,000 A.D. Part 3   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      0:00:00 ()
Airway  Perpendicular Thrust   Options Various: Darker Scratcher      0:03:18 ()
South Pasadena Free Music Ensemble  Live Garfield Park 1977   Options Various: Blorp Essette      0:06:10 ()
Tom Recchion  Martin Denny In Spain   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      0:10:20 ()
Tom Recchion  Mother   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      0:18:32 ()
Le Forte Four  Amazing Three   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      0:19:54 ()
Le Forte Four  Japanese Super Heroes (live Century City Playhouse)   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      0:23:29 ()
Rick Potts  Ode to Archeopterx   Options Various: Blub Krad      0:27:56 ()
The Doo-Dooettes  (Twenty-Four)   Options Live at the Brand      0:29:21 ()
Dinosaurs With Horns  Merge   Options Dinosaurs With Horns      0:32:52 ()
Dinosaurs With Horns  On Her Moonshiner (live on KXLU 2000)   Options Return of the Disco-Aristo-Sarcophagus      0:35:56 ()
The Pablums  Under My Gums   Options Various: Blorp Essette      0:45:54 ()
Ju Suk Reet Meate  Short Wave   Options Solo 1978 + 1979      0:49:03 ()
Fredrik Nilsen  Insecticide   Options Assemblee General      0:51:55 ()
Human Hands  Crazy   Options Human Hands      0:54:40 ()
Paul Is Dead  Jasper Johns   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      0:59:53 ()
Rick Potts  Sum Of Time   Options Labyrinthitis    *   1:10:01 ()
Airway  Live in the WFMU Studios   Options Engineered by Mark Triant  Formed in the early 1970's, the Los Angeles Free Music Society was a collective of experimental artists and musicians that produced a gushing river of output (well-documented in Cortical Foundation's 10CD box set in the late 90's) with severe dedication to anything-goes sound invention. Groups like the Doo-Dooettes, Le Forte Four, Solid Eye, Extended Organ, Smegma and others delved into free jazz utilizing homebuilt instruments, junkyard noise and bizarre live antics that melded with the L.A. punk explosion (and in many cases excelled its extremities). In the 1980's the LAFMS scene directly fed the fledgeling noise scene of Japan, with one group in particular, Airway, providing direct inspiration for the Hanatarash and Hijokaidan. On today's show, Brian welcomes Airway to the studio for a live set and overview of the history of the LAFMS, with key players Tom Recchion, Dennis Duck, Rick Potts, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen and vocalist Vetza Trussell in house! Airway also played at the Mike Kelley-curated noisefest for Performa at the Gramercy on November 21st! More info: www.lafms.com. Thanks to everyone for coming out to the station, and special thanx to Danny Gromfin and Mark Triant for the assist.    1:18:14 ()
Airway  Interview in the WFMU studios (Part 1)   Options Tom Recchion, Rick Potts, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Dennis Duck, Vetza Trussell      1:41:52 ()
The Doo-Dooettes w/ Keiji Haino  Blueprint for the Shimmering Quivers of the Deep Purple Ultraviolet Tuning Fork (excerpt)   Options Free Rock      1:55:03 ()
Dennis Duck  Chatter-Walk/Miracle Zone   Options Dennis Duck Goes Disco      2:00:22 ()
Le Forte Four  Excerpts   Options Bikini Tennis Shoes      2:03:12 ()
Chip Chapman  Getting Ahead/Orbit/Painting the Roses Red   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      2:06:54 ()
Le Forte Four  Keep That Point Up / 4000 Holes in Blackburn, Lancashire   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      2:07:49 ()
Smegma  DIfference   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      2:11:15 ()
The Doo-Dooettes w/ John Duncan  Live on Close Radio (excerpt)   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      2:14:49 ()
Airway  Interview in the WFMU studios (Part 2)   Options Tom Recchion, Rick Potts, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Dennis Duck, Vetza Trussell      2:19:22 ()
Vetza  1st of 5   Options Various: Blub Krad      2:36:06 ()
Charles Waserburg  My Skateboard High   Options Various: Blorp Essette      2:38:35 ()
Quaternium 15  Ruk, Connie & Hans   Options Various: Blorp Essette      2:40:35 ()
Monique  Bathroom   Options Various: LAFMS Emergency Cassette      2:43:46 ()
Tom Recchion  A Complex Shape in the Sky   Options Chaotica      2:44:28 ()
Decayes  Dancehall   Options Various: LAFMS Emergency Cassette      2:47:44 ()
Rick Potts  Squirrel Proof Man   Options Various: LAFMS : The Lowest Form of Music      2:50:43 ()
Solid Eye  Satie Bongos   Options Various: LAFMS: The Lowest Form of Music      2:52:44 ()
Wild Man Fischer & Smegma  The Party's Over   Options Sing Popular Songs      3:00:41 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 12/1/09 3:07pm Jeff from St.Paul:

  Tue. 12/1/09 3:13pm Steve:

Freeform? I'm glad he told me.
  Tue. 12/1/09 3:18pm barney:

I wish Garfield Park were still that lively. I grew up in pasadena/s. pasadena and had no idea about the musical history I missed. Poo-bah got plenty of my $$ for used LPs.
  Tue. 12/1/09 3:25pm m:

"big ups" to rick potts for crafting "carousel of progress" -- great stuff.
  Tue. 12/1/09 3:30pm Steve:

Just returned to So. Cal from a visit to Mt. Shasta and thought of the mystery of Zappa and Beefheart growing up in the same Lancaster Palmdale area. It really is desolate out there ... I mean nothing
  Tue. 12/1/09 3:41pm J-Mar:

Awesome show so far. Just hope I don't wind up in a meeting when the live set comes on!
  Tue. 12/1/09 3:52pm dkc:

Great just what I needed before my dentist appointment.
  Tue. 12/1/09 4:38pm slugluv1313:

hi Brian! i am LOVING this retrospective of the LAFMS! (yup i still have that "Darker Scratcher" LP too)
  Tue. 12/1/09 4:39pm Dubin:

Airway is killer so far!!! Way more "Neu" than I expected. Wicked.
  Tue. 12/1/09 4:44pm slugluv1313:

amazing stuff, so glad to hear/know that music/art/soundz like these are still being CREATED!!!
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:14pm slugluv1313:

any information about MONITOR (of "Beak"/Pet Wedding" fame)???
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:15pm Dean C. Rowan:

Meanwhile, the Kipper Kids were killing 'em in LA.
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:17pm Dean C. Rowan:

The same Smegma with which Richard Meltzer played?
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:23pm danny g:

slugluv1313 check out http://www.worldimitation.com/ - a work in progress...
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:30pm slugluv1313:

thanx, danny! did a search earlier and found that website -- not a whole lot of information, though, as to what they are all doing now . . .
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:37pm danny g:

slugluv1313 - email me directly at info@lafms.com and I'll try to fill you in
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:50pm pauldepiperssoninpurgatory:

what a beautiful piece of music, the last of tom recchion. thx tom and thx brian for playing it. sounded like aphex twin ambient works 2.
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:54pm Ike:

Agreed; also reminded me of (christ.) and Boards of Canada.
  Tue. 12/1/09 5:58pm slugluv1313:

thanx danny! will do!
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