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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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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Destroy Date  Los Angeles Music Test   Options Inner Dialogue  Love Earth Music    *   0:00:00 ()
Ken Sims Wins            0:07:59 ()
Billy Bao  Evapogoration   Options Rock N' Roll Granulator  Bilbo Rock      0:11:16 ()
Hot Lunch  Human Being   Options 7"  TYM Guitars    *   0:12:49 ()
Mabel  I'm Only Here To Rock & Roll   Options Various: Glamstains Across Europe Vol. 1  Two Sevens Clash    *   0:15:50 ()
Slade  Darling Be Home Soon   Options Slade Alive  Polydor      0:18:49 ()
Charles Bradley  Changes   Options 7"  Daptone      0:24:35 ()
Robert Wyatt  Chelsa   Options '68  Cuneiform    *   0:32:10 ()
September Girls  Gay Bar   Options Various: Big Itch Club 7"  Bachelor    *   0:39:55 ()
Helen and the Horns  Footsteps At My Door   Options BBC Sessions and More  Damaged Goods    *   0:43:01 ()
Curtis Plum  Li'l Wayne   Options Call My Cellphone  Strange Famous    *   0:45:35 ()
Pampers  Sack Attack   Options Pampers  In the Red    *   0:48:17 ()
Lord Time  Untitled   Options Black Hole at the End of the Tunnel  Universal Consciousness    *   0:52:26 ()
Slayer  Postmortem   Options Reign In Blood Demos  No Label    *   0:54:14 ()
Bill Orcutt  Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah   Options 7"  Pallilalia    *   1:00:51 ()
Johnny Dowd  Nancy Sinatra   Options Do the Gargon  Mother Jinx    *   1:02:41 ()
Todd Clark  Brain & Spinal Column   Options Into the Vision  TMI      1:05:42 ()
Nico w/ Kevin Ayers  Irreversible Neural Damage   Options Abscheid  No Label      1:10:25 ()
Gisele Ricard  Une Autre Creation Du Monde   Options Electroacoustique 1980-87  Tenzier    *   1:15:59 ()
Walter Marchetti  Per la Sete Dell'Orecchio   Options Per la Sete Dell'orecchio  Alga Marghen    *   1:23:55 ()
Letha Rodman Melchior  Lake Of Dreams   Options Handbook For Mortals  Siltbreeze  Please help out Dan and Letha's Medical fund by buying some paintings from Dan, or if you can contribute to Letha's Cancer Fund here.  *   1:28:10 ()
Hartmut Geerken's Rock and Free Jazz Group Kabul  The Beginning: It's Just Before the End of the World   Options Live at Goethe Institut 1976  Holidays    *   1:43:39 ()
Destroy Date  Los Angeles Music Test   Options Inner Dialogue  Love Earth Music    *   1:57:49 ()
Can  Safe   Options Y(o)u: Really Rare Tracks For Fans  No Label      1:59:09 ()
Chat Logs  Mooks   Options Am I Right Or Am I Right?  No Label    *   2:10:31 ()
Adam and the Ants  Bathroom Function   Options Family of Noise  No Label/Boot  studio '78 boot    2:16:00 ()
Good Throb  Bag   Options 7"  Play Pinball    *   2:18:11 ()
Proto Idiot  You Can't Hide   Options 7"  Trouble In Mind    *   2:20:19 ()
Giuda  Fat Boy Boogie   Options Let's Do It Again  Damaged Goods    *   2:23:14 ()
Nils  Der Drummer Mit Dem Holzbein   Options Various: Glamstains Across Europe Vol. 1  Two Sevens Clash  ex-Tiger B. Rock  *   2:28:32 ()
The Urinals  I'm a Bug   Options 7"        2:28:39 ()
David Novick  Undo the Knot   Options s/t  God?    *   2:29:52 ()
Bang  Redman   Options Bang  Bangmusic.com      2:37:24 ()
Jeffrey Novak  The Losing Charm   Options Lemon Kid  Trouble In Mind    *   2:41:56 ()
Television  Fire Engine   Options Double Exposure  No Label      2:49:10 ()
Sonic Youth  Skip Tracer   Options Live WFMU broadcast from Battery Park July 4, 2008    Lee Ranaldo and The Dust back on the show next week for a live set!    2:51:35 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:03pm efd:

This is the best thing I've ever heard.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

More like a "What year was that song from?" test.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:04pm Sem Chumbo:

Tasty snippets. Delicious and not too filling.
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:04pm Patrick:

BT is this your best of list?
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:04pm common:

happy new year, brian. efd, ken!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey Brian!
I was wondering what the pattern in these songs was...

@EFD ;D
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:04pm DCE:

happy New Year, Brian
  Tue. 12/31/13 3:04pm SeanG:

Night Ranger forever
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@Ken HP: I was wondering if it was a Best singles of the 70s list, but then there were 60s and 80s songs in there.
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:06pm Patrick:

i want that coors tour jacket!!
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:06pm Stevel:

I thought it was a poll to study audience likes and dislikes.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...guy visits his old Dad @ the Home - they're all sitting around saying #s to each other & laughing uproariously. He asks his Dad what's up & is told, 'We've told the old jokes so much we just refer to them by # now. Try it!'
- so he says - '32 !!'
...No one laughs...
- Old Dad tells him - 'Well son - some people can tell a joke - some can't'...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:07pm common:

loverboy tickets. outfield cassett. hoo boy.
  Tue. 12/31/13 3:07pm SeanG:

Etheridge
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:07pm Fuzzy:

I did an online survey once asking me to rate song likes and dislikes...I think that's what this is
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:08pm Stevel:

I vote for Fuzzy!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:08pm Chris from DC:

It's all fun and games til someone mentions Mr. Mister.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:08pm Fuzzy:

Thank you! <kisses baby>
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:09pm Matt from Springfield:

ZOMG Mr. Mister!!!

@RRN63: You sure can type that one! Call it "147"!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:10pm DCE:

I have no guess
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:10pm DCE:

CCR Headcleaner??
  Tue. 12/31/13 3:11pm Chris:

My fellow greater Cincinnatians weren't too sharp.
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:12pm Patrick:

96 rock you got an answer
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:13pm DCE:

Now That's Crispy!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:16pm Matt from Springfield:

Now That's A Leftover Reheated Lunch!
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:21pm Brian Turner:

Happy new year, everybody.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:22pm Parq:

Wow, never before heard Slade do anything like this J Sebastian cover.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:23pm common:

never heard this slade either, parq. good stuff!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:23pm Fuzzy:

¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2014!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:24pm Matt from Springfield:

HNY, BT!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:25pm Chris from DC:

Yes!
  Tue. 12/31/13 3:25pm MarkP:

Best part of having the day off is listening to the BT show without the bandwidth police bothering me. Sounds like 80s college radio all over again. Merry new year.
  Tue. 12/31/13 3:26pm jeff in puna:

This is one of the best sabbath covers next to sweet loaf!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:27pm Fuzzy:

True dat, Jeff!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:29pm steve:

hey all. Changes couldn't get clicky starred fast enough over here
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:29pm Matt from Springfield:

Who is Charles Bradley and where has he been all this time!
Diddo here, steve!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- The Slade shows their sense of dynamics - & the dynamics they had. & I'd rather hear this than the Sabbath original (shows how good the song is), I think (do plenty of other Sabbath listening)...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- xactly Matt.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'course - listening to Downtown Soulville is constantly like that...
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:31pm Chris M.:

BT going from strength to strength today as usual! loving the show
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:32pm Chris from DC:

Matt turns out Bradley's actually playing in DC in a couple of weeks. I'm a little curious about that one.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:32pm Matt from Springfield:

"He is the subject of a documentary, Soul of America, that premiered at South by Southwest in 2012."
Daptone is great at pulling the shiny gems out of the stream, great as ever.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:33pm Matt from Springfield:

@Chris: Oooh, must investigate.
@RRN63: Fine Wine pulls some really obscurities, I think he operates a radio time machine--broadcasting plays of jukeboxes from 45 years ago.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:37pm Chris from DC:

Vinyl at Whole Foods?
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- woh ! - the JHE~SoftMachine connection...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Perfect story Brian - I can't tell if you're joking or not! :)
  Tue. 12/31/13 3:40pm Rory:

Whenever I turn on commercial radio in the car. I always feel like I need to take shower afterwards.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:42pm Parq:

Commercial radio in the car? Man, that's what those little iPod jacks are for!
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:42pm KOTJ:

That Robert Wyatt work is outstanding but most are 20 minutes making them hard for radio play.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...like you & all the rekkids been marinated in stupidity & greed you mean ??...
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:43pm Brian Turner:

Not in my rental car!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wanna shower just thinking about it...
- Yeah sounds as good as Soft Machines release...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...as Soft Machine releases...sheesh...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:48pm DCE:

just ordered the Wyatt...looking forward to all the great music from 40+ years ago to enjoy in 2014!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:51pm Parq:

Brian, consider switching rental agencies. I haven't had a rental car without one of those in years.
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:54pm efd:

A couple of summers ago I had a rental car for a Cinci/Detroit trip that only had a CD player and radio. No other audio options available.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:55pm Chris from DC:

Aw yeah!
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 3:56pm efd:

That was the summer I learned that there was no such thing as a CD car stereo adapter like there is for cassette decks. :/
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...there's them little transmitters you can plug into a pod (or whatever) & listen over the car radio
- probably a pain in the ass (?) w/ batteries running out, &tc. ...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 3:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Aw man! I would've guessed there was, just because I knew about those cassette adaptors.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:00pm Parq:

They make these little broadcast transmitter adapters that you can plug into your iPod and broadcast it to an unused frequency on the FM radio. The trouble is, in a big city like NY (and, I assume, Detroit), the waveband is too crowded and you can't find a clean empty signal.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:00pm Parq:

Achh, sorry RevRab, I see you beat me to it.
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:02pm efd:

Matt, I just assumed there would be too for the same reason! But no dice, and I guess when you think about the transport mechanics of a CD player vs. a cassette (i.e. no shell to stuff other electronics into) it makes sense that there isn't.)

Parq/RRN63, we tried one of those when we couldn't find a CD adapter, but couldn't get it to transmit clearly so we returned it and bought some CDs.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:03pm Ike:

Some of those things have awful, awful sound quality.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...but I don't know detais
...guess it's called an iTrip
- & maybe they're not bad - & maybe on the long trips yer outta the City like that ??...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:04pm steve:

www.theonion.com...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- not surprised efd, Ike...
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:06pm efd:

steve, we definitely used that as a backup.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a simple headphone jack input would do it...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:07pm Parq:

Just so we're clear, I'm talking about these little mini-stereo jacks on the car radio or sometimes hidden elsewhere. You get a male-to-male mini stereo cable, and you can tell the local broadcasting industry to eat it.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

: ) parq
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:08pm DCE:

@ Parq, they put mine in the damned glove box (Ford Focus), so I've clipped a couple of cables already. Stupid stupid stupid design.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:08pm DCE:

not to mention the stock sound system in that car SUCKS ASS
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:09pm DCE:

or did I just mention that?
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:09pm Parq:

I laugh, DCE, only because that's just the kind of thing I'd do.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the glove box...next thing yer gonna tell me it runs on fossil fuel like some 1890s invention...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:11pm Parq:

Not to go off-topic, but Brian, today's selections are killing me.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:11pm steve:

if im ever in that situation my plan is to do my own extended scat rendition of The Chase by Giorgio Moroder
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:12pm Local Broadcast Industry:

Huh. I'm gonna call the download police on you, mahfuckah.
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:13pm glenn:

what are the odds that mr ayers and miss nico may have gotten down with it, as the kids say?
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:14pm Aurélie E:

Hi Brian !!!!! Happy New Year to you from my small pacific island. Happy New Year to the listeners too :)
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...so today we reveal - the iCar. It just works.
...course, you gotta fuel @ the iStation...

...what are the chances they didn't glenn...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:17pm DCE:

two beautiful people...yeah
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:17pm Brian Turner:

Happy new year Aurelie!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:18pm Parq:

Well, Kevin's name would be near the start of the phone book ...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wow! - Happy New Year to you out there Aurelie E !
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:21pm Brian Turner:

I waved to you on my Papeete-LAX flight in October, Aurelie
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:26pm glenn:

i want a small pacific island. with a secret lair.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:32pm Matt from Springfield:

Happy New Year Aurélie! You're one of the first to experience it! :)
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:36pm DCE:

acloserlisten.com...
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:38pm berlusconi's nose:

Walter Marchetti was awesome!
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:44pm northguineahills:

Happy New Year Aurélie! Wow, it's been 2014 in New Caledonia for almost 9 hours already!
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:47pm northguineahills:

According to the Wire, Lady Gaga gives writing credit to Sun Ra on her single, "Venus". She lifts the first line from "Rocket Number 9".
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:48pm Brian Turner:

She lifts a lot more than the line. Hope the proceeds from royalties are going to the right place.
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 4:53pm northguineahills:

Oh, and I agree w/ berlusconi's nose!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:58pm Matt from Springfield:

ELO, "Can't Get It Out Of My Head"!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 4:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'32'...hahahahaha!...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Now they know how to tell it..
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:00pm Matt from Springfield:

"This is where we came in, love..."
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...*now* I get it...
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 5:05pm KOTJ:

John Maus must love this Can song.
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 5:13pm fleep:

Happy New Year Cairo, Bucharest, Riga, and Istanbul!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:16pm Matt from Springfield:

About to head off now--thanks BT for an always great show!
Happy New Year to you, the world, and all the friends of WFMU!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cheers Matt !
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...even prouder of my fellow Nov. 3rd baby AdamAnt now...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:20pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks! Cheers to all! *clink*
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 5:40pm northguineahills:

Have a happy New Year everyone. Off to brinner!
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:47pm Chris from DC:

NYE beersies, if it's not too early.
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'take you to the DMT place on my'...
...a nice thing about Television's version is I can hear some lyrics!...
Avatar    Tue. 12/31/13 5:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

THX BT for another year of discerning beguiling strangeness & heaviness & all !
Avatar Tue. 12/31/13 5:58pm Brian Turner:

Best for 2014 everybody. See you next week with Lee Ranaldo and The Dust here!
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