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Options December 29, 2015: Monochrome Thunder

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
The In-Theme          0:00:00 ()
Bob Snyder  Day by Day   Options Bob Snyder Plays "The Music Box Dancer"  no label  1979  0:01:58 ()
Ambitious Lovers  It's Gonna Rain   Options Lust  Elektra  1991  0:05:11 ()
The dB's  I Feel Good (Today)   Options Repercussion  RE: Line  1981  0:09:56 ()
Johnny Thunders  (She's So) Untouchable   Options So Alone  RE: Sire  1978  0:14:21 ()
The Monochrome Set  Fun for All the Family   Options Elligible Bachelors  Cherry Red  1982  0:17:11 ()
Los Sampler's   La Vida es Llena de Cables   Options Descargas  Rather Interesting  1999  0:20:00 ()
Malo  Cafe   Options Malo  Warner Bros.  1972  0:23:44 ()
The Greatest Show on Earth  Angelina   Options Horizons  RE: Esoteric  1970  0:33:35 ()
Show of Hands  No Words Between Us   Options Formerly Anthrax  Elektra  1970  0:37:39 ()
We Five  You Let a Love Burn Out   Options Make Somebody Happy  A&M  1968  0:41:53 ()
Graham Nash  I Used to Be a King   Options Songs for Beginners  Atlantic  1971  0:44:02 ()
Richard Lloyd  Pretend   Options Alchemy  Elektra  1979  0:48:40 ()
Shoes  Someone Finer   Options Black Vinyl Shoes  Black Vinyl  1977  0:52:51 ()
Giovanni Sollima  Giotto-Dante   Options Viaggio in Italia  Agora  2000  0:54:34 ()
Arto Lindsay  Noon Chill   Options Noon Chill  Bar/None  1997  0:57:40 ()
Kristin Hersh  Beestung   Options Strings  Sire  1994  1:01:10 ()
Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti  Felt   Options Gramercy  Miasmah  2012  1:04:16 ()
Bongwater  He Loved the Weather   Options Too Much Sleep  Shimmy Disc  1989  1:15:07 ()
Hail/Snail  Savannah   Options How to Live with a Tiger  Funky Mushroom  1993  1:19:14 ()
Pip Proud  Albatross   Options One of These Days  Emperor Jones  1998  1:23:06 ()
Uriel (= Arzachel)  Egoman (1968 demo)   Options Arzachel Collector's Edition  Egg Archives  2007  1:26:39 ()
Egg  Wring Out the Ground (Loosely Now)   Options The Civil Surface  Caroline  1974  1:30:49 ()
Marc Ribot  Mirror   Options Exercises in Futility  Tzadik  2008  1:39:01 ()
Judy Collins  Sky Fell   Options Wildflowers  Elektra  1967  1:43:20 ()
Herbert Howells  De La Mare's Pavane, from "Lambert's Clavichord" (1928)   Options Lambert's Clavichord / Howells' Clavichord  Centaur  2001  1:45:14 ()
Caravan  Love Song with Flute   Options Caravan  Verve Forecast  1969  1:52:01 ()
Jason Crest  Teagarden Lane (196?)   Options Collected Works of Jason Crest  Wooden Hill  1998  1:56:13 ()
The Troggs  We Waited for Someone   Options Mixed Bag  RE: BGO  1968  2:00:16 ()
Alex Chilton  My Rival   Options Like Flies on Sherbert  RE: Line  1979  2:03:05 ()
Chris Knox  H.P.5   Options Croaker  Flying Nun  1990  2:06:25 ()
Observers Observing Observables  Next Available Date   Options V.A.: Early Indiana Punk & New Wave: The Crazy Al's Years: 1976–1983  Time Change  2014  2:08:24 ()
Chrome  Tomorrow Yesterday   Options Half Machine from the Sun: The Lost Chrome Tracks from '79–'80  King of Spades  2013  2:11:53 ()
Last Four (5) Digits  Don't Move   Options V.A.: Early Indiana Punk & New Wave: The Crazy Al's Years: 1976–1983  King of Spades  2013  2:15:28 ()
Common Ailments of Maturity  Stake   Options V.A.: None Whatsoever  Vacant Lot  1987  2:17:37 ()
Sepi Kuu  Ajatus   Options Rannan Usvassa  RE: Rocket  1980  2:19:50 ()
The Larry Mondello Band  Bug Up My Ass   Options Cassingle  Mondello Music  1989  2:22:05 ()
André Caplet  Couronnement au Ciel, from "Le Miroir de Jésus" (1924)   Options Le Miroir de Jésus [cond. by Philippe Bender]  Sonpact    2:30:33 ()
Roger Bergs  Water, from "Elements" (2001)   Options V.A.: String Theory [w/ Numus Cello Ensemble, Penderecki String Quartet]  Electra  2006  2:35:28 ()
Gong  Selene   Options Angel's Egg  Virgin  1973  2:40:50 ()
Fondation  Quand il Faut Parler d'Amour   Options Metamorphoses  no label  1980  2:44:30 ()
Neil Young  Only Love Can Break Your Heart   Options After the Gold Rush  Reprise  1970  2:49:34 ()
Chrysalis  Window Shopping (demo, 1968?)   Options Definition [bonus track]  Rev-Ola    2:56:22 ()
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options       2:59:05 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 11:44am Tony Coulter:

Hey all -- glad to be back after a two weeks' abscess. Thanks to Summer Me for filling in last week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

You must feel drained after all of that abscess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/29/15 12:00pm JtotheK:

good morning all.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Hey ho, Listener James & JtotheK!!
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:03pm V Priceless:

Hey Tony! Happy Hollandaise!
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

Bob Snyder (on now) was/is a Portland lounge/skating rink/pizza parlor artiste.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, V Priceless!
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:03pm V Priceless:

great tune...great version!
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:04pm Rich in Washington:

This is a great LP! I think it's a NW record.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:05pm Tony Coulter:

Yes -- from Portland! (Heya, Rich!)
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:05pm Rich in Washington:

I think he was an organ salesman.
Hi Ho, Tony!
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:10pm Tony Coulter:

I've seen at least three or four copies of the Snyder LP since moving out here -- mostly in the 50-cent bins.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:15pm Rich in Washington:

I think I have more than one, having bought it thinking I didn't have it. I keep doing things like that.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:20pm Tony Coulter:

"Because we give a regal hoot / somebody always cops a snoot."
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:21pm Tony Coulter:

um, no -- the CD is not skipping. It's skipedelic music, friends.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:35pm holland oats:

this song is making me jolie
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:36pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Holland O!
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:40pm Tony Coulter:

I must say "Formerly Anthrax" is a strange title for an album, despite the obvious explanation -- namely, that they used to be called Anthrax.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 12:40pm Carmichael:

Heya Tony and music ethnocologists. Back in the orifice after a week off.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:41pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Carmichael! Yes, back in the radio maw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 12:41pm Carmichael:

Prog Anthrax??
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:44pm Tony Coulter:

That would work -- 'cept, in 1970 how many people would even know what "prog" meant, I wonder?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 12:52pm Cecile:

Alchemy! I love that record.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:53pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, Cecile!
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:53pm holland oats:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 12:53pm Cecile:

Another great one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 12:54pm Cecile:

You can still find Alchemy for pretty cheap. That's both nice and sad.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:55pm holland oats:

the other one though, the red one, meh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 12:56pm Cecile:

Yeah, I paid way too much for that one. 2 good songs, and that's about it. Although they were good live.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 12:57pm holland oats:

his 'thought you wanted to know' is my fav track on the ork box
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 12:59pm Tony Coulter:

There are lots of great records that still cost only $5 or $6 bucks after, I don't know, 40 years. For example, I love the Good God record, which no one else seems to care about. www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:00pm Cecile:

He also has a 45 where he did a great version of Get Off Of My Cloud
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:00pm Cecile:

You found Emmit Rhodes records for a buck for the longest time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:06pm Cecile:

and RIP Lemmy.
  Tue. 12/29/15 1:06pm MrFab:

Hey y'all, happy new years eve eve eve! That 50 cent Bob Snyder album is goin for $20 on ebay. "RARE!" Ha-rumph. If I ever visit Portland I know what to look for.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:07pm V Priceless:

Meadowlark Lemmy : (
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:08pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, MrFab!

That Bob Snyder LP probably is rare in Outer Mongolia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:11pm coelacanth:

greetings Tony (and Coultered!)

hey V. yeah, r.i.p.,both of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:14pm coelacanth:

that was most excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:14pm northguineahills:

Came by for 15 minutes to say hi/bye! Hi/bye!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:15pm coelacanth:

ciao! ciao.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:15pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, coelacanth! Glad you liked the last track!
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:16pm Tony Coulter:

Hi/bye, NGH! Buying highs, are you?
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:17pm Rich in Washington:

I think I played Bob Snyder as part of my moldy North West record set the first time I ever subbed on your show, Tony.
I am a sucker for locally produced records. Or just a sucker. Take your pick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:17pm coelacanth:

i'd get that album just for "...king" & "military madness"; but there are other good songs too.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:18pm Rich in Washington:

I just recently found a new wavy single by local TV news person Margie Boulé. It's tres magnifique!
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:20pm Tony Coulter:

Would love to hear it! That was one fun things about moving to the opposite coast: lots of new weird local records to discover.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:22pm Rich in Washington:

I tend to buy any self-produced or short-run looking vanity record whenever I see them, wherever I go. You just never know. Many of them are too good to be bad to be of any good.
We might be the only people on earth who bring a record up the the register and say "I sure hope this is bad!"
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:23pm Rich in Washington:

OR at least unique. That's not to say that it has to be 'bad'.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:24pm Tony Coulter:

I've got rows and rows of the stuff. We should trade bad records.
  Tue. 12/29/15 1:24pm MrFab:

Ha! yes, those professional-sounding vanity records are a disappointment. These things go in waves. Moog albums I used to buy for 50 cents go for $50 now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:26pm coelacanth:

both the local record stores here have "local" sections. i was informed no one ever buys any of it.
our town has a substantial section on bandcamp and i buy lots of sound from it, so i looked in the stores, but sure enough nothing looked interesting.
(at least not for >$3.)
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:29pm Rich in Washington:

@coelacanth: thriftstores, esp. corporate charity ones, seem to have picked up on the resurgence of records, so their pricing of 3+ makes buying weird records on a whim seem less attractive - it sort of kills that exploratory spirit.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:30pm Tony Coulter:

@ MrFab: On the other hand, Exotica records that used to be $30 have dropped back down to $5. It's just like the stock market.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:31pm Rich in Washington:

I find the best weird records in really out-of-the-way rural or coastal thrift shops. It's rare, but when you do find something, it is usually pretty unique
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:31pm V Priceless:

hey fish!
  Tue. 12/29/15 1:32pm MrFab:

I noticed that Tony - a few years ago, I bought an Esquivel record for a buck at a thrift. I was like: hey, they're back!
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:32pm Rich in Washington:

@Tony, @Fab: the youngsters buying records now seem to have no interest in the genres of yore.
Was noting with amusement that on Reddit/vinyl, there was this thread that Exotica as a genre is 'hella racist'.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:33pm Rich in Washington:

I blame those Incredibly Strange music books for the 90s/00s Exotica bubble.
  Tue. 12/29/15 1:35pm MrFab:

What vinyl are the youngsters buying, then? Just new releases? Because 60s garage and psych, 70s funk, and 80s SST-type indie records have skyrocketed in value (which is why I'm selling 'em!)
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:37pm Tony Coulter:

@ MrFab: I think there definitely is a hardcore youngster segment lusting after the genres you mention. Others want mid-period Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. Or, if they're really cutting edge, they want Paul Simon's "Graceland" on cassette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:38pm coelacanth:

there used to be a store, the "a.r.c. thrift"store in nj (plainfield?) that had a medium-size room full of records. 69¢each. i must've bought hundreds of albums from there; but unfortunately didn't then know what i think i know now.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:41pm Tony Coulter:

Plainfield was probably a great place to find interesting records, just because the distributor Jem was located there.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 1:42pm Rich in Washington:

@MrFab: that's true, too. I've put out some rare-ish 80s New Wave or Punk records, of the popular variety, and had them go pretty fast.
But in my experience with the thrift digging scene, it seems like youngsters get really excited by some really mundane, relatively common records.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:42pm Tony Coulter:

Or wait -- they were in South Plainfield. is that a different place?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:46pm Cecile:

I think the kids when they are starting out, want the slightly obscure stuff. The more they continue digging, the more they'll wan the obscurities. Back in the day, I was excited to find the new Tom Petty album used!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:47pm coelacanth:

south plainfield is right next to plainfield, but i don't recall there being much stuff there from them. (i do remember trying to get a job at jem,to no avail)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:50pm coelacanth:

mostly what i got in that store was 60s rock and 60s-70s r&b. i'm happy i got all that, but i'd bet there were tons of jewels in there that i didn't recognise then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:51pm listener james from westwood:

Copyediting all the more happily for today's fine tunes.
  Tue. 12/29/15 1:52pm MrFab:

Sounds like you smartly picked some lucrative genres there coelacanth,
  Tue. 12/29/15 1:54pm MrFab:

So how should we be investing? I'm assuming those Barry Manilow records won't go up, but I do see obscure power-pop/new wave, and '80s college rock in the bargain bins. And I'm surprised how plentiful and cheap Cramps-ian early rock records are. Might pay to be bullish on those.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 1:54pm Tony Coulter:

@ Listener James: Glad you're enjoying the tunes. I'll be careful not to play anything that will turn your editorial finger into a slashing instrument of destruction.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 1:58pm coelacanth:

i do have,i figure, maybe 1000 albums to get rid of; but most of those 60s' rock and about 1/2 the r&b i don't want to part with...although for the right sum i'd transfer it to cd and let it go.
  Tue. 12/29/15 1:59pm Susan:

What a fantastic show today, Tony! Thanks for making a dreary work day a magical one.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:00pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Susan! Glad you're enjoying yourself!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:05pm Cecile:

Clean copies of Barry records and early pressings might be desirable for the die hards.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:06pm Tony Coulter:

@ MrFab: Defintely go for the obscure power pop/new wave LPs. And, of course, the haircuts and ties make them easy to spot.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:08pm Tony Coulter:

Is it just me, or does this Chris Knox track sound a bit like Eno?
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:08pm V Priceless:

Eno-y!! Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:10pm coelacanth:

i'd say!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:11pm coelacanth:

and,(coincidentally?) that o.o.o. track's vox sounded Eno-ish to me too.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:11pm Tony Coulter:

or Residential?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:12pm coelacanth:

NO! nevermind! i was cornfused.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:13pm Carmichael:

I visited a thrift shop in Ashland a few weeks ago, as they had a few rows of old records. Found some neat oddball LPs for about a buck apiece.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:14pm coelacanth:

(me being in the next room and you updating the playlist ahead of schedule threw me off! 'sorry.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:15pm coelacanth:

...yeah, more Residential-ish.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:16pm Rich in Washington:

I can't for the life of me figure out why I got into Chrome so late in life. Had I heard them when I was a kid, looking for records weirder than Devo, Pink Floyd, etc. They would've totally rocked my world back then.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:17pm Rich in Washington:

@Carmichael: Ashland Oregon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:17pm Cecile:

their early records were damn hard to find. I didn't get into them until the late 80s.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:19pm Rich in Washington:

I had some of them from Ralph comps but for some reason, I never fully grok'd them until the last ten years or so, but the reissues have definitely made my love for them go critical mass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:21pm Cecile:

Finnish New Wave!
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:24pm Tony Coulter:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:25pm northguineahills:

Made it back for at the end!

I was up until 9am penning a music column on Suomi wyrdness for a subreddit. Got Finns on my brain, must swim away!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:26pm Carmichael:

Yes Rich, my daughter goes to college in Salem. That's a good halfway point in my travels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:29pm Cecile:

I think it's Alex returning to sanity by having some fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:32pm coelacanth:

it's time to find out how slippery the roads are.
Thanks Tony!
later on people.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:32pm Tony Coulter:

Se ya, coelacanth! Thanks for stopping by!
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:33pm Rich in Washington:

@Carmichael: I've always suspected that Ashland was a good town for crate digging. It's a pretty arty and affluent community.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:33pm Rich in Washington:

It's raining/snowing up here. I ain't going anywhere. uh uh.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:35pm Tony Coulter:

Hope that snow stays away from my side of the river.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:37pm Rich in Washington:

I'll do what I can. It helps to not be over 1,000 ft up.
I don't even Portlanders get that high before noon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:38pm Carmichael:

It's cold as hell here in greater Sacramento. I came back from Tahoe last weekend and promptly got stuck in the snow at Donner summit. The irony was not lost on me ...
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:39pm Rich in Washington:

strange weather, innit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:39pm northguineahills:

We got sleet last night, but it never got colder then 35F/2C. Still has of yet to get below freezing.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:39pm Rich in Washington:

This is lovely, Tony! Love hearing modern symphonic music.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:40pm Tony Coulter:

Figgered it fit right in with "Bug Up My Ass."
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:44pm V Priceless:

sorry...I was just throwing up, having seen the current cover of 'Rolling Stone'...yay, Gong!
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:45pm Tony Coulter:

Who's on the Cover? Dr. Hook?
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:46pm Tony Coulter:

This Fondation is one of those cassette things.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:49pm V Priceless:

@ Tony: haha...nah, some hot & wild new 'punk' band,,,5 Seconds of summer, or something...sorry, looks like another boy band thingy...super-yawn.
Avatar    Tue. 12/29/15 2:51pm V Priceless:

great stuff, TC! Thank you! All The Best for a Rockin' 2016!
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:52pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, VP! Happy Newt's Ear to you as well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:53pm northguineahills:

Cool sounds. Enjoy the new year, Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 2:55pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Tony, for this show and 2015's great listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/29/15 2:55pm JtotheK:

enjoyed the show today, thanks Tony!
  Tue. 12/29/15 2:56pm MrFab:

Another winner, thx Tony.
Avatar Tue. 12/29/15 2:57pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, everyone! Enjoy the changing of the year!!

See you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/29/15 3:01pm Cecile:

you too, Tony, everyone!
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