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Options July 14, 2015: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Randall Kennedy, plus the comps "L.A. Mantra" and "Absolute Elsewhere" [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
 
If-Then-Else  Hey Big Oil   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Stillife  Rubrica   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Afterimage  Afterimage   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Randall Kennedy  Enorma Jones   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Debt of Nature  L.A. Weekly Is God   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Rich Evac  A Scanner Darkly   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Tunneltones  Last Line for Love   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Mark Bucholtz  Winds from Nowhere   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
A Produce  Erosion   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
 
An Bene & Pierre Lambow  Robot Jungle   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Savage Republic  Attempted Coup: Madagascar   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
If-Then-Else  The Wedge   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Fat & Fucked Up  Fugue B   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Chas Smith  October '68   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Randall Kennedy  Smith's Room   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Afterimage  Idol   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
Michael Le Donne-Bhennet  Vaporous Architecture   Options V.A.: L.A. Mantra  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
 
Randall Kennedy  side A   Options Scenes from Redemption  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
 
Randall Kennedy  side B   Options Scenes from Redemption  Trance Port Tapes  1983 
 
Positronics  Pac Man   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Tiny Holes  Flying in an Airplane   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Tiny Holes  Russian Satellites   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Tiny Holes  Guitar Song   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
John Foster's Pop Philosophers  Candy Store   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
John Foster's Pop Philosophers  Say It Isn't So   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Westside Lockers  No Time   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Westside Lockers  Passenger   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Beakers  Funkytown   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Beakers  4 Steps Toward the Cultural Revolution   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
 
P.S. O'Neill  So Far   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Beakers  Bones   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Beakers  3 Important Domestic Inventions   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
John Foster & Steve Fisk  Enthusiasm & Genuine Belief   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Steve Fisk  Pet Dub   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Cool Rays  Wonderful   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Cool Rays  Lovely World   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Little Bears from Bangkok  Exile   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Little Bears from Bangkok  Dog Pack 202   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
Steve Fisk  Answering Machine   Options V.A.: Absolute Elsewhere  Mr. Brown Records & Tapes  1982 
 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/14/15 11:58am Carmichael:

Good morning Tony and soon-to-be listeners.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 11:58am Tony Coulter:

Hey ho, Carmichael!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Tony and all!!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, Listener J!
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:02pm Dean:

Not *the* Absolute Elsewhere? The one *not* from Olympia & Seattle, WA?
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:03pm Dean:

For that matter, not *the* Randall Kennedy? The one at Harvard Law?
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:03pm Webhamster Henry:

All swabbed and demagnetized for today's show?
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:03pm V Priceless:

It's Tony's Tuesday Tape Tunes Time! Hey Tony & Hisstorians!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Dean! Nope, not that prog band with Bruford!
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:05pm Dean:

My copy of the Bruford Absolute Elsewhere LP, the concept album based on von Däniken's UFO theories, is quadraphonic. Remember those?
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:08pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Webhamster Henry & V Priceless!

Today's show has been all swabbed down, but not demagnetized. Never replaced my old demagnetizer's battery, so it is now kaput.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:09pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: My copy is quad as well. Wonder if it came any other way?
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:12pm Tony Coulter:

Free trip to Flumdiddle for anyone who can ID the LP underneath today's cassettes.
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:14pm Dean:

I'm certain I first heard it in normal stereo. Pretty sure I bought mine used in 1976 at Cheapo Cheapo Records, Rupert St., in London.

That LP under the cassettes looks a lot like a Greg Goodman record with George Cremaschi and Garth Powell, Woody Woodman's Circus of Constructions ... but not exactly the same.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:18pm Tony Coulter:

It's not Greg Goodman -- but you're getting close, style-wise. It's a weirdo improv type LP.
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:19pm Dean:

Well, wow. L.A. Mantra includes a track by Fat & Fucked Up, L.A.'s "punk" string quartet! Never saw 'em, never even heard 'em. This'll be a treat! They'd play punk venues, e.g,. Al's Bar.
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:20pm Dean:

Heard Evan Parker play with Goodman at Goodman's house, which is walking distance from my place in Berkeley.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:20pm Tony Coulter:

The L.A. Weekly must have given Debt of Nature a bad review.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

Fat & Fucked Up put out a split release with Le Forte Four on the other side -- have always wanted to hear that.
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:24pm Dean:

And Savage Republic enjoyed a mildly popular career. I was half expecting to see Vivabeat on this sampler, although they're nowhere near as "out there" as the tracks so far have been. They were active around this time.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:26pm Tony Coulter:

Here is today's mystery LP: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:28pm Tony Coulter:

Bruce Licher of Savage Republic designed the cover of "L.A. Mantra" (the silver one with the eye on it), as well as the cover of the Randall Kennedy tape (the red one).
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:41pm Susan:

Great show today, Tony!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:42pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Susan!! Thanks!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:43pm Tony Coulter:

A Produce on gee-tar now
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:48pm Tony Coulter:

(on the An Bene & Pierre Lambow track, I mean)
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:54pm Tony Coulter:

Chas Smith (on now) has many fine releases on Cold Blue: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:55pm βrian:

My, how you bend my strings!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:56pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, βrian!
  Tue. 7/14/15 12:56pm Dean:

It is an existential truth, my missing FAFU. For fugue's sake! Was it the jittery scramble?
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:58pm Tony Coulter:

Jittery scramble, yes -- with female vocals (and strings, of course). It's a short track.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:58pm βrian:

Large looms loom large.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 12:59pm listener james from westwood:

If I can't find the jittery scrambles of my dreams here, where will I find them?
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:01pm Tony Coulter:

One jittery scramble, with cheese and green peppers, please.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:01pm Rich in Washington:

Nice show, Tony!
Able to actually listen all the way, so far.
The good news is that I once again have an office to myself. The bad news is that one of the coolest people I've ever shared an office with has moved on.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:02pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Rich! Glad your ears are back!
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:04pm Dean:

Only a nervous chef can make a right proper jittery scramble.
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:11pm Dreamweaver:

G. Wright Handles up on a Jittery Scramble/OU new Work Scrambled! is Italian with Amy Denio.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:13pm Tony Coulter:

Ell-Ho, Dreamweaver!
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:14pm Dean:

Admit it. You didn't do the back announce because you don't want to say "fucked up."
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:14pm βrian:

There's that large loom again!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:15pm Tony Coulter:

@ βrian: Yep, his two tracks from L.A. Mantra are on this thing as well.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:16pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: No, no: I love saying Fat & Fucked Up.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:16pm Tony Coulter:

I said it over and over while the tape was playing.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:19pm βrian:

It's Tony's mantra.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:28pm Tony Coulter:

Fat & Fucked Up is a fine band name. On the other hand, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is the single most annoying band name I have ever come across. It would pain me greatly to have to say that out loud.
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:29pm MrFab:

Hey, an actual album I have! Just got in so don't know if Tony mentioned this, but If/Then/Else is actually The Weirdos in their industrial guise.

Debt of Nature features a then-teenaged avant guitarist to the stars Brad Laner. Seeing them and the great Savage Republic on the same bill opening for Wall of Voodoo made quiet an impression on my young self.
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:30pm MrFab:

QUITE an impression. Wasn't quiet at all.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:31pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, MrFab!! Did not mention the Weirdos connection (or Brad Laner) -- so thanks for filling in the blanks!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:36pm Chris from DC:

Yeah, I had no idea about that side of the Weirdos, cool!
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:37pm Dean:

Had no idea I/T/E was Dix and the boys, but I vaguely recall hearing them on LA radio back in "the day." I also remember first hearing the name Fat & Fucked Up (couldn't have been on air...) and thinking, "This is the greatest band name ever." Foster the People and Walk the Moon vie for worst band names, and WtM's "Shut Up and Dance" for worst song name. Also worst song.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:38pm Tony Coulter:

The sax player on this Randall Kennedy tape is Doug Wieselman, who ended up being part of the NYC Downtown scene.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:39pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Chris from DC!
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:39pm Dean:

One of my horribly bad bands (but I repeat myself), M (not the British synth-pop guy), was invited by Wall of Voodoo to open for a show at Madame Wong's in LA's Chinatown. Can't remember if it was Marc or Stan who called me. But we broke up that week.
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:46pm MrFab:

Well dang, if Wall of Voodoo wanted you to open for 'em, you all couldn't have been that bad. Unless they really did think you were those "Pop Muzik" boys.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:47pm Tony Coulter:

Wasn't there a Chinese restaurant in Berkeley that bands also played at? Something "Gardens"?
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:47pm MrFab:

Mabuhay Gardens was in Frisco
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:48pm Tony Coulter:

Oh yeah -- that's it. This East Coaster (until 6 years ago) thanks you.
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:50pm Dean:

There was SF's Mabuhay Gardens, Philippine.

M's sole claim to quasi-fame is being the first band to appear on Flipside records. Our 7" was recorded at my garage on a rainy morning. ATV's Alex Ferguson was staying with Flipside's photographer and hinted he might show up to play on the record, but no.

Flipside tends not to include the record in its catalog, with good reason.
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:52pm MrFab:

Yep, legendary spot. Everyone from Devo to Dead Kennedys played there. Maybe this guy could have collaborated with 'em: The Dead Randall Kennedys?
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:53pm Tony Coulter:

Ha!
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:55pm ?:

Penelope Houston, another Mabuhay stalwart, is due to appear on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine a week from this Thursday. She works with my wife, so I prodded her to contact Diane. No kidding.
  Tue. 7/14/15 1:56pm Dean:

That's me ^.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 1:59pm Tony Coulter:

As I said, side A of this tape is live, side B, studio.
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:08pm clayton s:

Hi Tony, always wanted to hear the Absolute Elsewhere tape. This rules. Dean, I have the M 7"! It's a great one.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:08pm Tony Coulter:

John Foster was the publisher of the great Op Magazine.
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:08pm Dream/Deceiver:

Is the image /persona holding/grabbing their junk or what?@ Absolute Elsewhere.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:09pm Tony Coulter:

Hey Clay!!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:10pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dream/Deceiver: No junk-grabbing, no.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:18pm Tony Coulter:

... though it is pretty blurry down there.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:18pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Hey everyone, don't forget to stay tuned to the Drummer Stream for a brand-new mix from the mighty STEINSKI, immediately after Tony Coulter's show. It will begin around 3:04 and run for 75 minutes.

The program is called THE KNOWLEDGE: A ROUGH MIX. Here is Steinski's description:

"Sharpen your chakras, speak fluent Broken English; a further exploration of spoken word audio, containing excerpts from over 80 instructional recordings, covering topics from skeet shooting and handwriting analysis to multi-level marketing and penis enlargement. With musical instructions from Bonnie Raitt, Dinah Washington, Dr. John, Redman, Andre Williams, Ray Bryant, and Shirley Ellis."

I have heard it and think it is brilliant, hypnotic, transfixing. Please continue the amiable chatter over on Steinski's playlist page at the conclusion of Tony's show: wfmu.org...
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:18pm Dean:

@clayton s: You are the first person I've met, virtually or otherwise, who owns the thing! We pressed 200, I recall. It's a scarce commodity. Thanks for the props.

An aside to Tony: one of the guys in M is the prog-in-a-pristine-language guy whom I recently mentioned to you. Another is his twin brother, the painter.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:19pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: Really?!? Now I definitely want to hear it.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:22pm Chris from DC:

Best Funkytown ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/14/15 2:23pm JtotheK:

whoa, great Funkytown... and great show today, Tony!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:24pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, JtotheK!!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:26pm Chris from DC:

Curious as to which of these bands are from DC as the tape cover mentions. Not familiar to me.
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:28pm MrFab:

Wrong Washington, Chris.
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:28pm Dean:

@TC: A couple possibilities here. I can try to locate the handful of remaining copies I have and send one to you. I can also rip a CD-R produced by the prog-guy, including the full single (three tracks) as well as sundry outtakes by the band and an earlier group, The Twits (proclaimed "the ultimate in embarrassment rock" by KROQ's Rodney Bingenheimer when he introduced us at Van Nuys' Rock Corporation). Either M or Twits did a reggae version of "Sonic Reducer," for instance.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:28pm Chris from DC:

Ha, that would explain it!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:28pm Chris from DC:

I didn't scroll far enough right.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:30pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: Whatever's easier for you -- though the more music the merrier, of course. Thanks very much!!!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:31pm northguineahills:

Hadn't looked on the playlist the last two.5 hours, and thought it was weird I was listening to a symphony of Morse code breakers, and found my iTunes jumped to free103point9's stream. (sometimes it jumps to the main WFMU stream).
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:31pm Dean:

M challenges the "more the merrier" truism, trust me.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:34pm Tony Coulter:

@ NGH: Did you at least crack the code? (Greeting, btw.)
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:36pm northguineahills:

Unless I'm insane (always a good guess), I believe it was a bunch of SOSs.
I have a Steve Fisk cassette on SST recs I found at a thrift store, always thought he was a curious fit for SST.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/14/15 2:39pm Carmichael:

Dean your wife works with Penelope Houston?? Wow, never pictured her having a job. I think she's great.
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:41pm Mark Williams:

Fisk was at a friend's tribute event some months ago. Not as active as he used to be, I don't think. Wonder if he has this cassette.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:43pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, Mark W!
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:44pm Jeff g.:

Listening, not typing, and enjoying muchly, Tony!
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:45pm Dean:

Yes, indeed, Carmichael, one cubicle away. She has a gig that gives her a modicum of flexibility to record and tour. In early August she and The Avengers will tour Europe via Brooklyn, hence the WFMU interview later this month.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:45pm Tony Coulter:

"Listening, Not Typing" -- the follow-up to "Waving, Not Drowning"?

Hola, Jeff G!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/14/15 2:46pm Carmichael:

Wow, Dean ... I practically lived at Mabuhay way back then.
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:48pm Dean:

Precisely when I didn't quite practically live at the Masque and Al's Bar, where I would stop in to do homework over a beer some nights. Of Mabuhay bands I heard in LA, I remember most vividly The Offs, Crime, and Sleepers. Ironically, I never heard The Avengers live!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:52pm Chris from DC:

Man I wish I could have seen Crime.
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:53pm MrFab:

Really like this tape, but alas, can find no trace of it on the inter-webs.
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:54pm Dean:

Crime live delivered the promise of their records 100%. They played with The Screamers and The Weirdos. This is the show: https://lapunkandhardcore.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/screamersweirdos.jpg
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:55pm Tony Coulter:

SO, don't forget to stick around for the new Steinski mix, which will begin airing minutes after this show ends (around 3:04).
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:56pm Stanley:

haha Tony, I've been listening and digging big time the music in between eating Indian snacks and drinking beer. l love your show and I'm not afraid to say it. Stay cool man.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:56pm Tony Coulter:

I mean his mix will start at 3:04 -- my show will end when it ends.
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:56pm V Priceless:

cool show, Tony - thanks!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:56pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Stanley!!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Steinski's new mix here at 3pm: wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:57pm Tony Coulter:

... and V Priceless!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 2:57pm Doug Schulkind:

3PMish, I mean
  Tue. 7/14/15 2:58pm listener james from westwood:

Great stuff, Tony! Thanks muchly for the Hiss!
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 3:00pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, James ... and everyone else too!!

See you next week....
Avatar Tue. 7/14/15 3:05pm Jeff Golick:

Belated thanks, Tony C.!
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