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Options May 20, 2015: Beijing Calling
A three-hour tour from proto-punk forays and the first punk song recorded on the mainland, through highlights of the Maybe Mars and Modern Sky catalogs, to some of the most promising post-punk acts emerging in the last couple of years.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
 
Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 
Intro   Options Bodega Pop Live  2015     
Underbaby  Dou Yiyang (All the Same)   Options Chinese Fire 2  1996  China ... the first Chinese Fire compilation came out in the early 90s; there were three in total.  0:04:32 ()
24 Hours  My Sir   Options No Party People  2009  China  0:06:48 ()
Snapline  Holy Comments   Options Party Is Over, Pornostar  2007  China  0:08:44 ()
Hang on the Box  Asshole I'm Not Your Baby   Options Yellow Banana  2000  China ... here's an article I wrote several years ago about this, the first all-girl punk group in China (tho not the first all-girl rock group, which was Cobra): http://burningambulance.com/2013/01/04/hang-on-the-box/  0:12:31 ()
Zuoxiao Zuzhou  你一直没让我的脑子休息过 (You Have Not Given My Mind a Break)   Options You Know Where the East Is 2  2008  China  0:15:58 ()
Jia Huizhen  Do Not   Options Ladder  2013  China  0:19:53 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
DJ Wordy 
Can't Hold We Down   Options Soulspeak  2011  China  0:23:09 ()
Birdstriking  Monkey Snake   Options Birdstriking  2012  China ... see them live in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right on June 15!  0:30:31 ()
Queen Sea Big Shark  Hard Heart   Options Sound Kapital: Beijing's Music Underground  2009  China  0:34:54 ()
The Fly  美好生活 (A Better Life)   Options The Fly I  1999  China  0:37:56 ()
SUBS  Strange Country   Options SUBS LIFE  2004  China ... their first album  0:41:59 ()
Fat City  Xiao Gu   Options Super Split  2012  China ... LuXinPei on the other disc  0:45:10 ()
GLGB  X   Options 2014  2011  China ... every song on album is a different letter ... despite the name of the album, it was actually released in 2011  0:50:12 ()
The Diders  Friday Flower   Options   2014  Not sure if this is from an album or not; nor, for that matter, from where I might've pilfered it  0:53:41 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
DJ Wordy 
High All the Time   Options Soulspeak  2011  China  0:54:47 ()
Cui Jian  Flying   Options Balls Under the Red Flag  1994  China ... protopunk  1:03:36 ()
8 Eye Spy  Conditioning   Options How Damn Far to Yinma Lane?  2011  China  1:08:30 ()
Misandao  Never   Options Proud of the Way  2006  China ... the country's first & biggest Oi band. Singer Lei Jun recently passed away: http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/features/Blogs-Music_Blogs/142656/Misandao-frontman-Lei-Jun-dies-aged-40.html  1:11:57 ()
Hedgehog  Noise Hit World   Options Sound Kapital: Beijing's Music Underground  2009  China  1:14:43 ()
Xiao He  切朋友的生日 (The Birthday of Friend Cie)   Options The Performance of Identity / One Man's Orchestra  2011  China  1:17:31 ()
Yang Fan  Arabian Princess   Options What Happened After 1001 Nights?  2015  China  1:21:44 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
DJ Wordy 
WordySoulspeak   Options Soulspeak  2011  China  1:23:44 ()
The Twenties  Sunny Hell   Options   2015  China  1:30:09 ()
Lonely China Day  Sorrow   Options Sorrow  2007  China  1:32:05 ()
Da Bang  No Hero Days   Options 少年邪 (Juvenile Evil)  2011  China  1:36:43 ()
WHITE+  Red   Options Independent China in Stereo - Maybe Mars 5th Anniversary  2012  China ... this may still be free via their website  1:38:58 ()
Pet Conspiracy  Love Is Dead   Options Pet Conspiracy EP  2008  China  1:43:23 ()
Ourself Beside Me  Medicine Girl   Options Ourself Beside Me  2009  China  1:47:58 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
DJ Wordy 
Dark Thoughts   Options Soulspeak  2011  China  1:50:25 ()
Joyside  Hey Bitch!   Options Bitches of Rock and Roll  2006  China  1:58:06 ()
Guai Li  Be Cool   Options Flight of Delusion  2010  China  2:00:28 ()
Second Hand Rose  Just Because   Options The Long Lost Songbook of Chinese Rock and Roll  2014  China  2:04:34 ()
Caffe In  Mario and Peaches   Options Look Directly Into the Sun: China Pop 2007  2007  China  2:08:21 ()
New Pants  两个男朋友 (Two Boyfriends)   Options Dan Dragon  2006  China  2:11:34 ()
SMZB  Sin Harmony   Options Independent China in Stereo - Maybe Mars 5th Anniversary  2012  China ... a nice article about the leader, Wu Wei: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/oct/17/wu-wei-china-punk-wuhan  2:14:38 ()
The Diders  Friday Flower   Options   2014  China -- replaying the song for Uncle Michael's b-day  2:18:28 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
DJ Wordy 
Day Tripping   Options Soulspeak  2011  China  2:19:34 ()
Tongue  Tail   Options Fly with her mother, her mother rock with it  2014  China  2:25:39 ()
P.K. 14  Storm Eyes   Options Look Directly Into the Sun: China Pop 2007  2007  China  2:29:56 ()
Carsick Cars  Zhong Nan Hai   Options Carsick Cars  2007  China  2:32:59 ()
Girl Kill Girl  And See You   Options demo    China  2:39:27 ()
Duck Fight Goose  Ghost Is Online   Options FLOW  2010  China  2:43:26 ()
Pairs  I Want to Die in the Ocean   Options Pairs  2010  China  2:48:12 ()
SUBS  So Fine Emo   Options Down EP  2006  China  2:48:55 ()
Rebuilding the Rights of Statues  A Death-Bed Song   Options Cut Off!  2005  China  2:52:39 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 
Hei La Bodega   Options Hei La Bodega - Carnaval!  2000    2:57:19 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 6:58pm ndbob:

evening Gary and everyone!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 6:58pm Gary:

Howdy, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 7:02pm Carmichael:

Hey Gary, and the Asian dude drinking the Tsingtao.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:05pm Gary:

Howdy, Carmichael!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:05pm ndbob:

Hi Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 7:08pm Carmichael:

Man, I gotta hit the archives later tonite. It's time for me to run quickly away from work. Happy listening!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:08pm Gary:

Night, Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 7:09pm doca:

Hi, Gary! Hi, all! Show themes like today's are one of the reasons I listen to WFMU
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:10pm Gary:

Doca! Listeners like you are why we exist in the first place
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 7:11pm doca:

Thank you, Gary!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:13pm Gary:

Article I wrote on Hang on the Box: burningambulance.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 7:18pm doca:

@Gary: Do you know when rock bands began to sing in "Chinese"? I was impressed watching Don't Think I've Forgotten on how the bands started singing early in Cambodian(?). I was thinking of Japan, of which I've always seen that it was only with Happy End that they started singing in Japanese.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:21pm Gary:

Rock bands started singing in Chinese as early as rock music, essentially, although not on the mainland .... but certainly in Taiwan and Hong Kong and countries with lots of Chinese speakers ....
Avatar    Wed. 5/20/15 7:23pm Cheyenne:

Ah! Taking me back to my time in the mid-00s mainland China and its various subscenes. I saw some of the most well-groomed punx I've ever encountered!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:31pm Gary:

Cheyenne, I am so, so, so jealous!
  Wed. 5/20/15 7:36pm Doug Schulkind:

My nephew Reuben is living in China right now. He is a minor celebrity skateboarding star. A chain of skate shops is using his image on their promotional posters. Crazy.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:36pm Gary:

That's awesome, Doug! ... and HI!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:39pm Gary:

An article I wrote about discovering this CD in a bookstore in Brooklyn's Chinatown (I was wrong, however, that they were the first punk band): opencitymag.com...
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:42pm Gary:

A post about The Fly on Bodega Pop, not sure if the link to DL is still live: bodegapop.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 7:56pm steve:

hey Gary
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Gary - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar    Wed. 5/20/15 8:02pm hyde:

hi all. barely here tonight but i do have one ear open.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 8:04pm Gary:

Steve! Hyde! Howdy, guys! And have a great night, Bob!
Avatar    Wed. 5/20/15 8:08pm tim abdellah:

Rock!!! Hi Gary!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 8:08pm Gary:

The Tim!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 8:12pm Gary:

RIP Lei Jun: www.timeoutbeijing.com...
  Wed. 5/20/15 8:20pm pacific standard simon:

The Chinese Joseph Spence!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 8:20pm Gary:

Simon!
  Wed. 5/20/15 8:21pm pacific standard simon:

Hi Gary. I have joined you in unemployment hell -- unless you have already made your way out of it.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 8:23pm Gary:

Oh, man, I'm so sorry to hear that. Don't give up looking -- I'm working part time now for a great place doing work I really love
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 8:35pm pacific standard simon:

My old job was pretty close to ideal, until they stopped paying us and then closed up for good. But maybe something almost as good will turn up.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 8:37pm Gary:

Damn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 8:41pm pacific standard simon:

There's always the music. Fortunately my swag-for-life commitment is not onerous.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 8:43pm Gary:

I had just made one myself in February right before I was laid off in May
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 8:47pm doca:

I was lurking here, but I'm going to watch the ball game. Thanks for the show, @Gary!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 8:48pm Gary:

You're welcome, Doca -- always a pleasure to see you here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:00pm Uncle Michael:

Hello!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:01pm Gary:

Birthday Boy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:01pm pacific standard simon:

The Giants/Dodgers game starts 15 minutes after this show ends, so we're golden.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:02pm pacific standard simon:

Oops, forgot to buy a present!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:03pm Uncle Michael:

I hate west coast games. Cubs aren't on for another hour. I'll be up past midnight.

Last night's triple OT hockey game was worse, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:03pm Uncle Michael:

Make a donation in my name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:04pm pacific standard simon:

I did, last marathon. Twice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:04pm pacific standard simon:

Gary, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:05pm Uncle Michael:

Then we're good!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:05pm Gary:

We thank you, PSS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:06pm pacific standard simon:

Also, I promise not to say anything personal when the Giants play the Cubs.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:06pm Gary:

These guys are often referred to as Beijing's New York Dolls. This is probably why: www.sino-us.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...okay - what a choice: Reed back for a fill-in w/ Punk as it should be on the Main Stream - you here w/ Chinese Punk - & efd starting up!...Here now...
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:08pm Gary:

Awwwwww, nice to see you, RevRab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:08pm pacific standard simon:

I don't think anyone in the Dolls would be caught dead in that rainbow wig (and most of them ARE dead).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:10pm pacific standard simon:

These guys must be the Chinese Rezillos.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:11pm Gary:

LOL
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:14pm Uncle Michael:

I can't wait to hear the Chinese Greg Kihn Band.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:15pm Gary:

It's your birthday, Michael -- you want to hear the Chinese Guitar Wolf?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:16pm pacific standard simon:

There's an album cover for that:

gregkihn.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:16pm Meghan:

I'm going to have to go back to the archives..... grrrrr... Hello Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:16pm Uncle Michael:

I'd like for there to be a band called The Tienanmen Squares.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:18pm Uncle Michael:

Is this the Chinese Jerms?
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:18pm Gary:

Okay, this next track goes out to Uncle Michael for his birthday, cuz I know he'll like it, cuz I know he will, cuz he'll like it. HI MEGHAN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:18pm pacific standard simon:

These guys can't decide if they're the Chinese Clash or the Chinese Horselips.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:18pm Uncle Michael:

The Chinese Lee Ving is named Vee Ling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:19pm Uncle Michael:

I like it! Thanks, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:20pm Uncle Michael:

The Chinese Steely Dan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:22pm coelacanth:

greetings Gary and Bodegians!
...well i know by the last 2 songs that i'll visit this archive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:27pm pacific standard simon:

Chinese Black Flag... or is it The Minutemen?
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:27pm Gary:

Howdy, Coelacanth!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:28pm Gary:

LOL ... I opened a can of worms!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:31pm Uncle Michael:

I wanna here Chinese Rocks, China Grove and China Girl in Chinese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:32pm pacific standard simon:

Chinese Mission Of Burma!

Yeah, Chinese worms.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:32pm pacific standard simon:

Don't forget China Cat Sunflower.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:34pm pacific standard simon:

These guys have actually been on WFMU.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:35pm Gary:

Mary Wing's show, yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:36pm Uncle Michael:

The Chinese Pixies?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:37pm pacific standard simon:

I was thinking New Order, but whatever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:38pm Uncle Michael:

There needs to be a band called Chinese Algebra.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:38pm Gary:

Here's their trax from Mary's live show: freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:38pm pacific standard simon:

Damn, they're good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh yes - Carsick Cars - who did they famously open for??
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:39pm Gary:

I'm going to guess Sonic Youth? But I dunno RevRab
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:40pm coelacanth:

that's an excellent guess!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:41pm pacific standard simon:

@UM - How about The Angular Banjos?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That's right! SY was it - almost sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:48pm pacific standard simon:

Chinese Chipmunks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/20/15 9:56pm Uncle Michael:

Such a great show tonight, Gary.
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 9:57pm Gary:

I'm so glad you liked it, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 9:58pm coelacanth:

Thank you Gary!
ciao peeps
Avatar    Wed. 5/20/15 9:59pm tim abdellah:

Gnite all - Great stuff, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/20/15 10:01pm pacific standard simon:

Way cool, Gary. Happy birthday, Michael!
Avatar Wed. 5/20/15 10:03pm Gary:

Happy Rest of Your Birthday, Michael, and goodnight everyone else!
  Thu. 5/21/15 12:29pm michael:

hey guys, great show, great selection. love from Zurich and www.china-drifting.ch
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