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Options June 10, 2013: Synthesized Pleasure: An Interview with Giorgio Moroder

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Sachiko  Track 1   Options Loka in the Black Ship  Kibitsuri Tapes    *   0:00:00 ()
Roland P. Young  Coast   Options Mystiphonic  Em    *   0:06:00 ()
Peals  Floating Leaf   Options Walking Field  Thrill Jockey    *   0:08:40 ()
Antithetical  Sinbad's Salad   Options Thanks For The Add! Vol. 1 (V/A)  Headphonica    *   0:16:37 ()
The Focus Group  The Elektrik Carousel   Options The Elektrik Karousel  Ghost Box    *   0:20:56 ()
The Pastels  Check My Heart   Options Slow Summits  Domino    *   0:24:39 ()
Mikal Cronin  Am I Wrong   Options MCII  Merge    *   0:28:11 ()
Waaves  Mystic   Options Afraid of Heights  Warner Bros.    *   0:30:41 ()
Airs  Missing   Options Adore      *   0:33:06 ()
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti & Dam-Funk  Baby   Options Baby 7"  Light in the Attic    *   0:37:58 ()
Wild Nothing  On Guyot   Options Empty Estate  Captured Tracks    *   0:42:30 ()
Brenton Wood  Trouble's 4AM Xtra Bump Mix   Options Pure Trouble: Trouble's 2013 Marathon Premium (V/A)      *   0:48:10 ()
Neon Neon  Shopping (I Like To)   Options Praxis Makes Perfect  Lex    *   0:54:30 ()
Conrad Schnitzler  Track 7   Options Concert  Captain Trip      0:57:47 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Chase   Options Midnight Express - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack        1:02:07 ()
Richard Dawson  The Bamburgh Beast   Options The Music Bridge  Pink Triangle    *   1:17:49 ()
Mogwai  Modern   Options Les Revenants  Rock Action    *   1:21:26 ()
Hookworms  Form and Function   Options Pearl Mystic  Gringo    *   1:24:14 ()
Interview with electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder (Facebook | Twitter). Thanks to Beth Krakower, Adam Shore, Kendel Ratley, and Benjamen Walker! (Listen to this set: )
Giorgio Moroder  Interview   Options         1:33:24 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Yummy Yummy Yummy   Options Schlagermoroder Vol. 1, 1966-1975  Repertoire      1:47:28 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Mah-Na-Mah-Na   Options Schlagermoroder Vol. 1, 1966-1975  Repertoire      1:49:45 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Son of My Father   Options Schlagermoroder Vol. 1, 1966-1975  Repertoire      1:51:50 ()
Giorgio Moroder  From Here To Eternity   Options From Here To Eternity  Oasis / Casablanca      1:55:32 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Einzelgänger   Options Einzelgänger  Oasis      2:01:26 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Good Old Germany   Options Einzelgänger  Oasis      2:05:55 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Utopia   Options From Here To Eternity  Oasis / Casablanca      2:11:01 ()
Sparks  The Number One Song In Heaven   Options No. 1 in Heaven  Oasis      2:15:04 ()
Blondie  Call Me   Options American Gigolo - Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Chrysalis      2:21:52 ()
Giorgio Moroder  The Machines   Options Metropolis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack        2:25:24 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Scarface Theme   Options Scarface - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack        2:27:30 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Ivory Tower   Options The Never Ending Story - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack        2:30:01 ()
Donna Summer  I Feel Love   Options I Remember Yesterday  Casablanca      2:31:18 ()
Giorgio Moroder  Racer   Options Theme from Racer: A Chrome Experiment  Google    *   2:39:22 ()
Daft Punk + Giorgio Moroder  Giorgio by Moroder   Options Random Access Memories  Columbia    *   2:43:20 ()
Giorgio Moroder  I Wanna Rock You   Options E=MC2  Oasis / Casablanca      2:52:23 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 6/10/13 9:04am Glenn the slave:

good morning Liz!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:09am Liz Berg:

Greetings Glenn and all others too sleepy to chime in yet! Welcome to another Monday, excited to bring you an interview with Giorgio Moroder today... coming up at 10:30am!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:11am Chris from DC:

Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:12am Ken From Hyde Park:

Still jet-lag sleepy from Barcelona?
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:12am Cheri Pi:

Digging the Peals, Heya Liz!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:14am Liz Berg:

Thankfully, no jet lag remains! Good to see you guys here!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:14am DCE:

hi Liz...can't quite open the eyes yet...
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:15am Ike:

Hi all. I'm too sleepy to chime in, so 1111111111 bbbbb
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:22am Jeezy:

I dreamed of a giant dinosaur-shaped blimp that was being piloted by a small family not unlike a sea-vessel. I could see inside there were tiled floors, living room, etc... It was incredible!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:23am braveness23:

B23 here
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:24am Andrew Waterloo:

@Jeezy, I guess it really is true that the children chose the family vehicle.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:38am braveness23:

this Airs track is exactly what my brains is able to handle this morning
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:38am braveness23:

All basses should sound like that
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:41am Liz Berg:

Donnie & Joe Emerson, who originally recorded this song:
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:43am KevinfromBayRidge:

G'Morning...Are we up yet?
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:43am Cheri Pi:

All your basses are belong to me.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:46am pat.dc:

punching in..
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:48am braveness23:

@KFBR, we are definitely not up yet.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:50am braveness23:

I am working in a building today where the water is off and no one was informed that it would be. The answer to the obvious next question is "it'll be back on when it's back on". So Liz, no fair playing any tracks with the sound of running water or talking about waterfalls and tall glasses of lemonade for a while. M'ok?
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:51am Liz Berg:

Whoa, B23, sounds like they should just shut the building down and send everyone home until the water is back! Will try to avoid H2O references if I can help it!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 9:52am braveness23:

I feel like I am on a Carnival Cruise.
  Mon. 6/10/13 10:04am xezzy:

Delight itself is pouring from my speakers right now...
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:04am Fuzzy:

Maybe Art Bell could take over "My Castle of Quiet" timeslot...
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:04am Andrew Waterloo:

Working in a place with no water is not so pleasant.
  Mon. 6/10/13 10:04am common:

i had this 7" when i was a kid. i remember kissing a girl named kelly while we were listening to it.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:05am Ken From Hyde Park:

I remember hearing the Midnight Express tune when I was in college. At the time, it seemed like the coolest thing ever.
  Mon. 6/10/13 10:06am xezzy:

Isn't still? Can't wait for interview now, I wish I didn't know though, I'd be screaming with joy if it would surprise me.
  Mon. 6/10/13 10:08am common:

and i saw the movie when i was a kid. still don't know why that happened.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:10am Dan B From Upstate:

Still have never seen midnight express but my late teens early 20s self loved this song because of art bell.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:11am tim from champaign:

Common - It happened because some American jackass tried to smuggle dope out of Turkey. Or are you talking about seeing the movie as a kid?
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:19am braveness23:

@xezzy, please don't use words like "pouring" for the time being, ok?
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:19am pat.dc:

holy shit Liz. I was just about to request Richard Dawson. I stayed up till midnight listening to him last night. hanx.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:24am braveness23:

The big fat fuzzy bass synth is making all of my suffering worth it! Thanks Liz!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:48am listener james from westwood:

cool interview, liz!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:48am efd:

That was great!
  Mon. 6/10/13 10:49am xezzy:

Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:49am G:

Ohio Fruitilicious :)
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:50am KevinfromBayRidge:

Gummy Moroder! Great Job Liz!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:51am pat.dc:

oh yeah, I guess he did write mahnamahna. Genius.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:51am G:

He shoulda also covered Winchester Cathedral. or did he? lol
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:52am Ken From Hyde Park:

Where are the Greasy Kid Stuff folks at for this?
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:53am Carmichael:

Good morning Liz and acolytes.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:53am Liz Berg:

Thanks everyone, what a treat to get to meet one of my favorite musical heroes!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:54am pat.dc:

...or he just recorded it? I dunno what I talk aboot.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:54am Mike East:

Thanks for bringing that to us, Liz. He looks like such a nice guy in that picture. Not at all what I had expected.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:55am efd:

Yeah, it ("Mahna Mahna") was written by Piero Umiliani.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:55am tim from champaign:

Wow, I've never heard this side of Moroder. This is awesome!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:55am G:

@ME: what did you expect him to look like? curious! :p
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:55am efd:

"Son Of My Father" alone qualifies Giorgio Moroder for a lifetime achievement award, as far as I'm concerned. Everything else is just gravy.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:56am listener james from westwood:

i watched bbc documentaries on krautrock and british synthpop over the weekend to prepare. glad to have a big burst of moroder music today to follow it up!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:57am Liz Berg:

Giorgio was the first of many to cover "Mahna Mahna" (1968). I agree about "Son of My Father" being one of the best songs ever written, efd!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:58am efd:

The instrumental version of "Son Of My Father" on one of those Schlagermoroder discs (listed as "part 2) is also pretty awesome.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:59am Mike East:

@G - I dunno...I think I expected him to be more pretentious. Perhaps just a stereotype I have about synth people. He looks very humble in that picture.

agree about Son of My Father.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 10:59am Liz Berg:

There was a great 2-part BBC radio documentary about Giorgio Moroder recently, but now I see the beeb won't let you listen to it anymore. Boo.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:00am G:

and here we are on the road to (so to speak) the Coast to Coast AM theme
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:06am brandon:

fuck yeah, Liz! i love gorgio, even though he loves lady gaga and rihanna... i was born in 1980, and something about the music from around that time 78ish to 82ish... speaks to my soul! thank you!
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:16am brandon:

like putting out fire with gaso-leeene!
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:16am blee:

I can feel the MIDI pulsing through me. Thank you Liz
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:17am brandon:

thank you walter/wendy carlos
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:17am blee:

AND Georgio Morodor!!!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:20am Carmichael:

  Mon. 6/10/13 11:20am blee:

Why can't I spell "Giorgio"
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:21am G:

English spelling is embedded in your habituation? :p
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:23am brandon:

i just saw american gigalo... funky music!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:23am listener james from westwood:

yeeeeees! "call me"!
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:24am brandon:

there's one "palm springs ride" or "night drive" or something, haha, giorgio didn't hold back on that one...
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:26am blee:

It's my American ignorance.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:27am tim from champaign:

Seems like Giorgio's soundtrack work has obviously influenced recent soundtracks. For instance, Drive and Spring Breakers. Pretty cool to me.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:28am listener james from westwood:

"machines" has its "scarface"-y bits here and there. not a bad thing by any means.
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:28am brandon:

nas and mobb deep used this beat!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:28am listener james from westwood:

ah, and there's the "scarface" track i was thinking of. well done liz!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:28am tim from champaign:

Wow, I had a terrible reaction when I watched the Moroder soundtracked Metropolis 15 years ago. I wanted to call the cops it bugged me so much. I may have to give it another try.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:29am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Just tuning in and will have to time travel back for the Moroder madness.
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:29am brandon:

Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:30am listener james from westwood:

always wondered how much the opening credits music to this film drew from "the cold song," but i don't know if nomi's version was out by that point.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:32am SeanG:

here we go........
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:33am timurf:

good run on the synth-pop tunes
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:34am blee:

Arpeggiate baby, arpeggiate!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:36am tim from champaign:

Liz Bergio!!!!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:37am Liz Berg:

I definitely didn't want to ask Giorgio any questions about his work with Donna Summer because EVERY interview with him seems to focus solely on that aspect of his career. However, it WAS a crowning moment in music history and a great song, so I can't resist playin' the hit!
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:38am Sammy:

Some songs never get old. Thanks Liz!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:40am listener james from westwood:

excellent call on both counts.
from what i've read and heard about this cut's release, it was like e= mc2 for a lot of folks in dance and electronic music at the time.
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:40am andymorphic:

this really is the template for all edm
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:50am Frenchy:

play sum radiohead plox
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:51am pcnyc:

I Feel Love still sounds great. And I had extended version of Chase on 12" which I wore out. Sorry I missed him at Cielo. Did you get any feedback about that gig, Liz?
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:55am listener james from westwood:

hah, completely spaced on this album when i mentioned e=mc2 in my comment! i meant "i feel love" up there of course. :D
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:56am Liz Berg:

Didn't make it to Giorgio's DJ gig, but heard great things! Sounded like a sweaty fun dance party! Hope he returns soon!
  Mon. 6/10/13 11:57am dvbinnj:

that was one hell of a Moroder homage
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 11:59am chris:

Just tuning in, and wow! I can't wait to hear the archive from the beginning. What a way to start a week! Thanks, Liz
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 12:01pm G:

Today, Liz is the Moroder Marauder!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 12:01pm northguineahills:

That was awesome, thanks!
Avatar Mon. 6/10/13 12:02pm pcnyc:

Yup, def will be diving into the archive for this show today. Great playlist, Liz; thank you! ~:-)
  Tue. 6/11/13 1:17am Strange Cargo:

That was great Liz, thank you (^-^)
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