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Options December 1, 2015: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Tom Burris, Joe's Nose, & R. Stevie Moore [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
 
Tom Burris  Daisy Jane   Options One Foot at a Time  no label  1986? 
Tom Burris  Dry, Your Eyes   Options One Foot at a Time  no label  1986? 
Tom Burris  Walking   Options One Foot at a Time  no label  1986? 
Tom Burris  Stoopid Mess   Options One Foot at a Time  no label  1986? 
 
Joe's Nose  side A (no track titles)   Options Before Freedom  Fowl Deed Productions  1987 
 
R. Stevie Moore  Your Dancing Ears   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  The New Adults   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Within You, WIthout You   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  What Is My Music?   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Trojan-Enz   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  So Much in Love   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Shakin' in the Sixties   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Man Without a Gland   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Indian Giver   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  '60s (Inst.)   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Pay Me   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
 
R. Stevie Moore  Jesus Kills Innocent People   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Tip of My Tongue   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  You Love Me, Do Something   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Pink Litmus Paper Shirt   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Without Progress   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Colliding Circles   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Jeannie Instead   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
R. Stevie Moore  Bumped   Options R. Stevie Moore Is Worth It  R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club  1985 
 
Mark Tucker  Submerged Bat Vortex (A Batstew Nightmare)   Options Batstew  Tetrapod Spools  1975 
Barnes & Barnes  Please Please Me   Options Voobaha  Rhino  1980 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:01pm βrian:

Good afternoon, Sir Courtly.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

Good aft. to yerz as well, Sir βrian!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:07pm Doug Schulkind:

No one knows noses like Joe's Nose knows noses.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:07pm Jeff Conklin:

Home sick. Here for fever music.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:08pm Tony Coulter:

Hey Doug,

That Joe's Nose tape features a song about the king of noses, Cyrano de Bergerac.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:08pm Tony Coulter:

Hey Jeff,

Glad to see you here!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:13pm Tony Coulter:

I'm pretty sure this Tom Burris is not the guy who has a release on Tomato: www.discogs.com...

I know he is the guy who released this cassette: www.discogs.com...
  Tue. 12/1/15 12:18pm Dean:

There is a Tom Burris, too, who married Karen Carpenter. Evidently, he was not the most upstanding guy, if stuff I read across the Internet is at all accurate.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:18pm Jeff Conklin:

That's how to end a tune! Great. I've never heard of this gent.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

Hey Dean!

Yeah, I gather that Tom Burris the Karen husband is a schmuck. Who knew there were so many Tom Burrises.
  Tue. 12/1/15 12:23pm Dean:

The IRS?
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:27pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: True, the IRS may have an inch-thick file on the country's Tom Burrises. But I doubt they have the cassette we just heard.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:30pm Tony Coulter:

Joe's Nose would have been at home on the Wheelchair Full of Old Men label, methinks. Not sure if they ever did manage to officially release anything, though. There are live youtube vids of them from the '80s, but they don't really do them justice.
  Tue. 12/1/15 12:34pm Dean:

Eugene Weekly in Feb. 2001 reports that Tom Burris is playing Sam Bond's. Two years later the same paper reports that "phenomenal east coast artists Tom Burris & Jabbering Trout" contributed to a 2-disc CD, "Hold Me Up to the Light," a collection of songs by Peter Wilde, "a local folk music hero." (This is the Tomato guy, I gather.) In August 2004 the Salt Lake City Weekly notes that "singer-songwriters Jerry Joseph and Tom Burris lived here for several years..." Same guy? Or the cassette guy?
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:34pm Tony Coulter:

The Joe's Nose line-up: Timo Gilbert: guitar, etc.; Pete Studtmann: bass, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 12:35pm Artie Haywire:

Feelies vibe on that last Joe's Nose track. And not so much on this next one.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:35pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: Have no idea! All I know is today's Tom Burris was based in Indiana when he recorded the tape we heard.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:36pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Artie Haywire!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 12:37pm Sue P.:

Joe's Nose seems to embody a very quintessential mid-80's DIY sound. Makes me feel a li'l nostalgic.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:38pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, Sue P.!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:39pm Tony Coulter:

... know what you mean!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:39pm Tony Coulter:

They would also have fit on the Shimmy Disc label....
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:42pm Rich in Washington:

This does indeed have an early Shimmy shimmer to it.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:42pm Tony Coulter:

I wish I didn't know what this song is about....
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:42pm Rich in Washington:

Hi Tony!
Hi Coulterians!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:42pm Tony Coulter:

Hola, Rich!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:43pm Charlie:

I was in the neighborhood, so I thought I'd drop by for a while.
  Tue. 12/1/15 12:44pm davefromtoronto:

crazy stuff!!

feel free to play side B...
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:44pm Tony Coulter:

Charlie!! Welcome to the neighborhood!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:45pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, davefromtoronto!

Side B is a separate solo recording from group member Timo Gilbert. I will likely play it on a future show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 12:47pm JtotheK:

hi everybody!
  Tue. 12/1/15 12:47pm davefromtoronto:

cool, thanks.

great show BTK - oops, i mean BTW!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:48pm Tony Coulter:

Hey ho, JtotheK!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:48pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, davefromtoronto! (Ha!)
  Tue. 12/1/15 12:48pm Dean:

Wow. They gotta video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJfn-LcLniU As does TG solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aile_b7-kWU
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:50pm Tony Coulter:

"Oh no, Joe's Nose got big toes...."
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:52pm Charlie:

Resurrecting these tapes is a great service to humanity.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:52pm Rich in Washington:

that previous song sounded like a demented hillbilly version of Birthday Party's Dead Joe.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:53pm Tony Coulter:

@ Charlie: To me too -- if not for this show, I might not find the time to listen to them myself!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:56pm Tony Coulter:

Cassettes are just so hard to dip into, is the thing. Doing this show makes me listen to all these tapes piled up over here.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:56pm Charlie:

I like how so many of Joe's Nose's songs are about Joe's Nose.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 12:57pm Charlie:

And playing whole sides of cassettes really gives a feel for the artist. And it means you don't have to find individual tracks to cue up, which can be difficult.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:01pm Tony Coulter:

Indeed -- cassettes are the least DJ-friendly medium ever, if you just want to play one track in the middle of a tape, on the spur of the moment.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:03pm Tony Coulter:

... and now a song about the band's hero and inspiration: Super-Nose Cyrano!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:03pm Rich in Washington:

I don't think I've ever DJ'd with a tape. It's usually more trouble than it's worth and I resort to ripping it to disc.
The tape situation is wonky in KBOO's air-room. You get used to how the one remaining tape machine works and it breaks down and is replaced by another.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 1:05pm Sue P.:

How did we survive the 80's? I remember making and listening to cassette mixed tapes and all that stuff. So much time! We must've really liked that stuff. Ha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 1:05pm Sue P.:

Or maybe we didn't have anything better to do!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:07pm Rich in Washington:

There was this link floating around yesterday, wherein someone at Archive.org had put up 30 gigs of 80s alternative mix tapes.
I thought about it for a minute and thought - I can't keep up with the stuff I currently have - so didn't bother.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:08pm Tony Coulter:

I have thought about playing mix tapes on Tape Hiss (made by other people, that is). I may still....
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:08pm Rich in Washington:

One had to download the entire archive as a tarball, otherwise, it would've been fun to explore, rather than have the whole thing at once.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:09pm Tony Coulter:

Sounds way too daunting -- and possibly not worth the effort....
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:11pm Charlie:

feeling a Tin Huey influence on this RSM track.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:12pm Tony Coulter:

See what you mean!!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:16pm Tony Coulter:

I'm sure a good number of the tracks on this cassette are on one RSM comp or another.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:18pm Rich in Washington:

There was a recent, interesting article about some of RSM's music ending up on a tax shelter record label.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:20pm Tony Coulter:

Oh yeah -- the Hotgun LP. That is an interesting article: nightflight.com...
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:20pm Cecile:

this speaks too much to me today.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:20pm Tony Coulter:

Hi Cecile! Maybe the next track will cheer you up!!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:20pm Charlie:

Most of his cassettes/albums are shufflings of old and new material.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:22pm Charlie:

and covers!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:22pm Tony Coulter:

Yeah, I assumed as much about this one -- though it does say June/July 1985. Seems unlikely that it would all have been recorded in those two months -- but with RSM you never know.
  Tue. 12/1/15 1:24pm Dean:

I'm impatient: Is "Indian Giver" the 1910 Fruitgum Co. song?
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:25pm Cecile:

Yes, this perks me right up.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:26pm Tony Coulter:

Umm ... let's all find out together.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:26pm Cecile:

signs point to "yes"
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:26pm Tony Coulter:

(Above aimed at Dean)
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:28pm Mayuko:

Barely in time for R Stevie Moore! Hello Tony & everyone.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:30pm Tony Coulter:

Hi Mayuko! Really enjoyed your show yesterday. (Was finally able to listen in live, as I took the day off due to the sniffles.)
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:32pm Tony Coulter:

Here's another cover for you!
  Tue. 12/1/15 1:33pm Dean:

Buddy of mine just sent a link to a soundcloud of Paul Stanley stage banter. Forty-five minutes of the stuff. Kenny G. needs to transcribe it.
  Tue. 12/1/15 1:34pm Dean:

My bet, then, is that "Indian Giver" is a cover, too.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:35pm Cecile:

I like this version. I have another one on a New Rose comp this is also good.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:37pm Rich in Washington:

I keep wanting to delve way deep into Eugene Chadbourne's cassette output but I don't have that many of them.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:37pm Tony Coulter:

I've got a few -- should play 'em here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 1:38pm JtotheK:

I'm hoping 'indian giver' is a cover of the northern soul track by the Chantels ... on Verve.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:39pm Mayuko:

oh wow!!! Thank you Tony! Felt like my brain was leaking out with my nose running during the show yesterday. Very hard to concentrate. But probably having sniffling audience tuned into a sniffling show makes it all good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 1:41pm JtotheK:

hmmm. doesn't sound like the Chantels track...
  Tue. 12/1/15 1:42pm Dean:

Nope, not the 1910 FC one, either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 1:42pm Lewis:

Ok, that is better. I was watching the pop player which had Liz Bergs play list running it and trying to future out it mapped on to what I was hearing here (two pop-up windows…) Now my world is in better alignment...
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:43pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy, Lewis!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:43pm Mayuko:

I never knew Indian Giver was a cover. Always loved this song of his (the different version.)
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:44pm Charlie:

That Indian Giver is an RSM original, as per www.rsteviemoore.com...
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:45pm Tony Coulter:

It is an original , yes. But coincidentally with a slightly bubble gum beat.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:46pm Charlie:

and, because cassettes are not ephemera in the rsm universe: rsteviemoore.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:52pm Mayuko:

Does the Jim Price in the description have anything to do with FMU Jim Price???
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:53pm Tony Coulter:

Yes! Irwin is also "sensed" -- whatever that means!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:54pm Tony Coulter:

Irwin plays drums on a bunch of RSM tracks -- though not on any of these, I don't think.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 1:56pm Tony Coulter:

@ Charlie: Thanks for the link! Figgered this would still be available in some format.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:01pm Charlie:

@Mayuko -- Jim and Irwin figure in many rsm recordings. He had a show on 'FMU himself for a while, often with Jim.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:02pm Mayuko:

Ha!! That is funny - when I started to listen to his music back in Tokyo there was almost no information about him in Japanese and he was a mystery. And suddenly now I'm living in HIS world!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:04pm Tony Coulter:

Yes, I started tuning into FMU regularly after stumbling on RSM's (great) FMU show. His mic breaks were alarming -- always done in different weird voices.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:05pm Tony Coulter:

After I realized Fred Frith also had an FMU show, I was hooked.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:06pm Mayuko:

oh wow, there still are the a few archives of his show on fmu website! the ones with Jim too! I'll check em out!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:08pm Charlie:

I did not know that Fred Frith ever had a show on FMU!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:09pm Cecile:

you know, three or four tweaks to the beat, and you have an indie-pop hit in 2015.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:10pm Tony Coulter:

@ Charlie: He did! In the mid-to-late '80s. Don't think any of those are archived, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 2:15pm Michael:

Hi all - I've got an old cassette of station ID's I won during a marathon drawing from the 80's and Fred Frith does at least one id although i don't remember him doing a show.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:18pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Michael!

Think Frith may not have had an FMU show for that long. It *may* have been back to back with RSM's show. (It's been a long time, so I could be wrong about that.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 2:22pm Michael:

I do remember RSM having a show and of course the Larry and Mookie shows.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:23pm Tony Coulter:

Uoy TuohtiW, Uoy NithiW
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:23pm Charlie:

www.wfmu.org...
  Tue. 12/1/15 2:24pm Dean:

Tony: You inadvertently introduced <mirror></mirror> tags.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:28pm Cecile:

this is another great one that showed in other places.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 2:31pm Michael:

What a nice pic with that link Charlie.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:32pm Charlie:

Indeed! (Hi Michael:)
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:34pm Charlie:

This is such a typical rsm cassette. Great songs, long experimentations, thrown-off covers . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 2:37pm Michael:

Indeed! Hiya Charlie.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:38pm northguineahills:

Good to hear old R. Stevie Moore nuggets.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:41pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, NGH!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:43pm Tony Coulter:

Hmm. Playlist refresh paralysis has set in again -- on my end at least.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:48pm Charlie:

seems ok here
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:49pm Tony Coulter:

Must have been a passing hiccup, I guess. It's back to normal here too.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:49pm Rich in Washington:

thanks for another great show, Tony!
I've just read a lot about RSM and only heard dribs and drabs of his music and always wondered where to dive into his intimidating oeuvre and the cassette you just played was amazing. and and and.
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:50pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Rich! Very glad to have helped create another convert!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:54pm Tony Coulter:

I've always thought of Mark Tucker as being a bit comparable to RSM. (Though this track may not suggest why.)
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:57pm Mayuko:

so glad I caught this show even though I missed the nose. thank you Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 2:58pm JtotheK:

thanks Tony, great show!
Avatar Tue. 12/1/15 2:58pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks for showing up, everyone!! See you next week!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/1/15 3:00pm Michael:

Thanks Tony
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