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Options January 19, 2016: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Gi-Napajo, Famous Actors from Out of Town, Short-Term Memory, & Boy Dirt Car [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
 
Gi-Napajo  Antropo Andromane Anfibio   Options Live Vol. 1  no label  1993 
Gi-Napajo  Loss Street No2   Options Live Vol. 1  no label  1993 
Gi-Napajo  Lola   Options Live Vol. 1  no label  1993 
Gi-Napajo  Intrigo Internazionale   Options Live Vol. 1  no label  1993 
Gi-Napajo  Gi-Rantola   Options Live Vol. 1  no label  1993 
Gi-Napajo  Uccellacci   Options Live Vol. 1  no label  1993 
Gi-Napajo  Robin   Options Live Vol. 1  no label  1993 
 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Turks   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Red Hot Blues   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Adrian and Gabriel   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Edmund O'Brien   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Concerned Murderers   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Map   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Jack Nicholson   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Square   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
Famous Actors from Out of Town  Merle Oberon   Options Fa3574  no label  1986 
 
Short-Term Memory  The Corner   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  Risky   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  Hysteria   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  Short-Term Memory   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  Mobile Gundam Suit   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  Twitch & Jerk   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  Push-Button Blues   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
 
Short-Term Memory  The Words   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  Happy Industry II   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  China Syndrome   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  The Veldt   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  The Mocker   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
Short-Term Memory  Happy Industry III   Options Every Head Needs Cleaning  Silly Poodle  1983 
 
Boy Dirt Car  Partched and Dried   Options Ghostshirt  Artweather Communications  1986 
Boy Dirt Car  Strike   Options Ghostshirt  Artweather Communications  1986 
Boy Dirt Car  R.S.V.P.   Options Ghostshirt  Artweather Communications  1986 
Boy Dirt Car  Hell As Is   Options Ghostshirt  Artweather Communications  1986 
Boy Dirt Car  Howard Benson Was Lying on the Floor   Options Ghostshirt  Artweather Communications  1986 
 
Boy Dirt Car  The Ghost Shirt   Options Ghostshirt  Artweather Communications  1986 
Boy Dirt Car  The Brood   Options Ghostshirt  Artweather Communications  1986 
 
Brume  Part #6   Options Standard  N D  1994 
Brume  Part #7   Options Standard  N D  1994 
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. 1/19/16 12:03pm Cecile:

hola!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:04pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Tony and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:05pm Cecile:

Milwaukee in the house - boy dirt car
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:05pm JtotheK:

hi everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:06pm Cecile:

saw them open for Einsturzende Neubaten in '85. Keith Brammer from Die Kreuzen was in that band, I think.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:06pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Cecile, Listener James, & JtotheK!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:07pm Cecile:

he had decidedly non-hardcore long hair and was wearing ballet slippers, IIRC
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:07pm Tony Coulter:

Right you are, Cecile! ('Bout KB, I mean.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:08pm Cecile:

I saw him a few years back with Die Kreuzen. Having the time of his life, and he was still a longhair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:14pm coelacanth:

greetings Tony and all
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:14pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy, coelacanth!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:16pm Tony Coulter:

Can't say why, exactly, but Venice seems like an unlikely place for an outfit like Gi-Napajo to come from.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:20pm Tony Coulter:

Venice, Italy, that is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:21pm Cecile:

they love them some Frank Zappa in Italy.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:23pm Tony Coulter:

... and Robert Wyatt -- whose name sometimes get Italianized as Roberto Viatti
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:27pm Cecile:

another batman for batman collectors!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:28pm Tony Coulter:

A lifetime supply of ginger biscuits goes to anyone who recognizes the LP under today's cassettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 12:30pm Cecile:

orthotonics people?
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:32pm Tony Coulter:

@ Cecile: Yep, there are two Orthotonics-ers: Paul Watson and Pippin Barnett
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:34pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Henry Cow also very popular in Italy (well, at least relative to other countries!). When they did the reunion shows for Lindsay Cooper recently, there were two in England and one there.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:35pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

...and Richard Sinclair (Caravan) moved out there some years ago, where he appears to be treated with huge reverence.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:37pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Canterbury wood-elf!! Many, many moons ago I saw a Henry Cow concert poster on wall in Rome. Wish I could have snagged the thing.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:43pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

That may have been the concert they did in Rome with Wyatt in '75. One of his last live appearances. I'd also love a copy of that poster!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:46pm Tony Coulter:

Think it must have been a bit after that when I saw the thing -- but, of course, it could have been an old poster!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:50pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Yeah, looking at this, it could have been as late as '78:
calyx.perso.neuf.fr...
(more amazingly detailed info from the Calyx site)
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:53pm Tony Coulter:

Yeah, 1978 is much more likely. I discovered HC around 1977 or so, when I was in high school. They were my favorite band for a while there.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:58pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

This is sounding rather Cow just now...
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 12:59pm Tony Coulter:

There is a hint of Canterbury/Cow type sounds in there, for sure....
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:00pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Pretty cool favourite band for a high school kid! I was still stuck on Floyd, Yes and Genesis...
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:03pm Dean:

Just tuned in at end of side A of FAFOOT. Swell stuff.

Care to reveal the album cover?

Picked up an "'O' Band" 12" yesterday for a song. Wish I had their entire catalog.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:05pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Dean!

Here is today's mystery LP, which is from Proof of Utah: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:05pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

There was a cheerful Anglo-American student punk band called "Headcleaner" here in Canterbury when I was at university in the late 80s. They released an eponymous tape, to sow confusion in purchasers' cassette shelves (remember those?).
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:06pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Great band name, "Proof of Utah". What's the mystery?
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:07pm listener james from westwood:

What I was lacking, was the Tape Hiss! I'm saved!
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:07pm Dean:

The mystery is the background on which Tony displayed the cassettes. It's our job to guess the LP.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:08pm Tony Coulter:

"I feel like the Lord is choosing my dates now...."
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:09pm Dean:

There was in Southern California an AM Christian talk show hosted by a Brother Paul very similar to these clips. I listened to it religiously, and I miss it. The theme song was Loggins & Messina's "Peace of Mind."
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:13pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

"listened to it religiously"
and non-religiously too, yes?
: )
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:15pm Dean:

Indeed, C w-e.
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:33pm Dean:

I win today's award for being most boring and predictable. My comment above about the AM radio show prompted me to search every server on the web using a tool called Google for evidence of the show. Just over a year ago, this very show, I commented at 2:24 p.m.: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/58831
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:35pm listener james from westwood:

Seeing "short-term memory" and heads needing cleaning reminds me of those tape drives some computers of the day still used for loading programs into RAM. The speed of that process is one of the reasons I check myself when, say, a file takes a "long" time to download.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:35pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: Perhaps you should make the same comment once a year, at exactly the same time. Make it a tradition.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:37pm Tony Coulter:

@ Listener James: The name of this cassette reminded me it was time to to clean my cassette deck's tape heads.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 1:37pm Cecile:

only mystery with proof of Utah is why all their stuff hasn't been reissued. Crazy talented guys. I think some of them had barely gotten out of high school when their first record came out. I interviewed them and saw them once. They were incredibly fun and nice and a great live act.
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:38pm Dean:

@Tony: Happy to bring boredom and predictability to tradition!

@ljfw: I first learned programming on a Wang 2200, c.1976. I know exactly what you mean.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:39pm Tony Coulter:

@ Cecile: I'm envious. I would have loved to see Proof of Utah live.
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:40pm Dean:

Re: Proof of Utah -- Is the name a dig against the LDS church? Is it "proof" as in ABV?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 1:42pm Cecile:

back in the day, when people first started yelling "free bird" they were among the only people IME to actually do it, and they did an incredible, hilarious version.

I dunno, dean. I think they were goofing around with names.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:43pm Tony Coulter:

"Look out, it's the mocker. Oh no, not the mocker."
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:45pm Dean:

Zeke will sometimes try to kickstart a half-hearted "Free Bird" when the crowd calls for the song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 1:46pm JtotheK:

What's the mocker wear for an outfit? (Presume: Turtleneck.)
  Tue. 1/19/16 1:50pm Dean:

I bought stereo equipment from a guy who was briefly in Boy Dirt Car. He's now an architect, and he has designed covers for the Okka label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 1:52pm JtotheK:

I look forward to this tape! It's hometown history for me, not familiar with the group.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 1:52pm Cecile:

love the long "o" of my homeland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 1:53pm Cecile:

Keith from Die Kreuzen was in this band, J2tK
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 1:59pm Tony Coulter:

They are happy-go-lucky fellows, as you can hear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:01pm JtotheK:

Thanks Cecile! I have a reissue Die Kreuzen ep, and have heard them on area college radio in the past - but I'm very much a novice on this era/scene. (Well, a novice on most eras/scenes, actually... but happy to learn!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:03pm Cecile:

Neubaten kind of wiped up the floor with them when they opened for them, but you gotta admire their gumption.
  Tue. 1/19/16 2:03pm Dean:

Nod to Gentle Giant here...
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:04pm Tony Coulter:

Boy Dirt Car in a Glass House
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:24pm Tony Coulter:

Have to admit I don't think I've ever heard Die Kreuzen. Aren't they more in a hardcore direction?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:25pm northguineahills:

I just turned on my subwoofer, and man, Boy Dirt Car is giving it a workout!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/19/16 2:27pm cklequ:

Almost missed another tape hiss. Glad i get to at least tune in for this last hour
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:27pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, NGH! Work that woofer, baby!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:27pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, klequ! Glad you made it....
  Tue. 1/19/16 2:28pm Dean:

Boy Dirt Cabaret Voltaire

Last night my kids set up their train set, a tiny oval layout, and let it run for something like fifteen minutes. I pulled out Chris Watson's "El Tren Fantasma" to play along with it. The mix was great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:30pm Cecile:

Tony, they started hardcore, but moved more to a Birthday-Party-like noisy rock 'n' roll. Also, their hardcore has some of the best, pure smart crazy noisy guitar riffs in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:31pm Cecile:

Probably my favorite HC era song of theirs:
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:32pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Cecile! Will listen post-show....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:32pm Cecile:

Favorite not HC era song of theirs:
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:33pm Tony Coulter:

ditto!
  Tue. 1/19/16 2:39pm Rich in Washington:

I first heard Die Kreuzen when Jello Biafra guested on someone's show on kboo and played them, calling them the most severe, technical hardcore bands he'd ever heard.
I immediately went out and bought it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:40pm Cecile:

jello did not steer you wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:43pm northguineahills:

Thanks Tony. Boy Dirt Car is new to me, nice to hear them!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:44pm Tony Coulter:

You're welcome, NGH! BDC has a ton of releases.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:44pm coelacanth:

Thank you Tony.
most excellent program!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:44pm Rich in Washington:

What did we do before the internet?
Zines and cool radio sets by guesting musicians.
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:46pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:49pm northguineahills:

Crap, I don't think i'vev heard Brume either (maybe I have?)
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:51pm Tony Coulter:

Brume (Christian Renou) is great -- noise/industrial meets INA.GRM–style musique concrete. Kind of like Lieutenant Caramel, maybe....
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:53pm listener james from westwood:

Enjoyed today's spread of oxide, Tony (w/the Brume chaser); thanks!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:55pm Tony Coulter:

Yer welcome, LJ! Glad you likee....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/19/16 2:55pm cklequ:

I first heard Brume on WFMU maybe a year ago and spent a little time digging through the archives for more. I love everything i've heard so far. Now to track down Lieutenant Caramel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:56pm JtotheK:

great show today Tony, I really liked 'Every Head Needs Cleaning'. thanks very much!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:57pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, JtotheK! I'm going to try to track down Short-Term Memory's other cassette and LP. If I find 'em, I will air 'em here....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/19/16 2:58pm JtotheK:

awesome, thanks again!
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:58pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
There will be no Give the Drummer Some show this evening. Flash Strap and Explorers Room will be filling in. And get this, he will be starting the show an hour early at 5PM!

So keep those mouses unclicked and stay tuned to the Drummer Stream for:

EXPLORERS ROOM with Flash Strap
5:00 - 7:00pm ET
Playlist: wfmu.org...

and then

KAMINSKY KAMOUTSKY with Jesse the K
7:00 - 10:00pm ET
Playlist: wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 2:59pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, everyone!! See you next week!
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